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August 9, 2011 • Issue 11 • Volume 8

Inside

4 Letters Our mailbox was chock full of letters this go round. Did yours make the cut this time? You’ll just have to turn the page and find out. Oh, the intrigue ...

6 From the Couch There are three things we all know (including JDM): football season is on the horizon, the Sooners are preseason favorites and there’s only one Oklahoma. Boomer!

12 Cribs

Four girls, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Sounds like the stuff dreams are made of, right? Add in a sweet unfinished garage that’s a prime party spot, and you’ve got the perfect weekend party cocktail.

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Music

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Romance

Finally we got some juicy letters from our dear readers. Elizabeth doles out her world-famous relationship advice to all those in need.

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Sports

More football. Will Jimmy Stevens continue to improve his kicking abilities, and who will replace that somersaulting running back named DeMarco Murray?

14 On the Scene August 9, 2011 • Issue

19 End Notes You’ll find the standards: extremely difficult crossword, hilarious numbers that may or may not be true and the next issue’s date. We really shouldn’t have to break it down for you.

On the Cover

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Admit it, you’ve missed this place. Welcome back to the funhouse, crazies.

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Letters

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What’s up with the no July issue? I never thought I’d see the day! — Tim

April 19, 2011 • Issue

Me neither! We had our responsible reasons, I assure you. We would never leave you hanging because we were having too drunk a summer. Or so we would have you believe! — John Montgomery, Boyd Street editor

WE’LL HAVE THANKFUL THAT SOONER FANS ARE OWEN FIELD IN RETURNING TO L A LOT OF TALENT TY OF GUYS WE’L THERE ARE PLEN BUT, . FALL THE OFF TO THE NFL! MISS WHO ARE

INSIDE FOOD •

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

I noticed there wasn’t an issue last month so I guess this wouldn’t be the best time to talk about Jazz in June. But you guys haven’t been around this summer so I’ll just ask you how the music festivals have been? – JW I have to say you all did a good job of calling us out over the last couple weeks, but I would expect nothing less! Also, like I would never leave you hanging over hangovers, I would never fo it over a music festival. Even though that would be a pretty fair excuse if you ask me. What can I say? I have a servant’s heart. – JM

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THIS is Oklahoma Football!

We’re so close to football! I hope your break this past month has you all recharged and ready for it!

– Sarah

You better believe it. See, that’s the real reason we took the time off. It’s just been so long since we fair, Sooner fans have had this type of momentum going into the season. How do we steel ourselves against it?

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be stupid. If we need to sacrifice a Longhorn and feast from it’s delicious steaks and burgers then that’s cool too. Ideas man, right here. – JM

– JM

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I don’t know if the NFL lockout got me way more focused on college football or what, but it happened. If there is anything we can do to ensure a season without a selfesteem crushing defeat that would be great. Suggestions? – Jimmy Well, we could probably take it less seriously, but that would

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From the Couch

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’m as excited for this year’s OU football intro video as I’ve ever been. With our high preseason ranking and the plethora of stars we have coming back, the video should be a feast for the eyes. One of my favorite nuances of the intro video is when the opposing team’s fans are glued to the screen like all the rest of us. The funniest to watch by far were the UConn fans at the Fiesta Bowl. I think they finally realized what major Division I football looks like. And, it’s not just a lone Husky leading the team onto the field. I also love seeing all the former players come back and be a part of the video. The Sooners have as much or more football tradition than any other school and seeing the old guys is a big part of what makes OU the football monster we know and love. And hopefully this is one of those years we can feed said monster with a national championship. I can’t wait. Enjoy the issue.

John Denny Montgomery III, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

The Heat Is On

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Mast Talk w/ Anna Mantooth

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ugust is here, and with it comes the unbearable Oklahoma heat – oh wait, we’ve had that since June. Days and days of 100 degree-plus weather, and I don’t know about you, but I’m going crazy from being cooped up inside. I had planned a fun, suntanned summer by the pool or at the lake, but it’s too hot to walk out to the car just to get to either of those places. (I considered getting a cheap plastic kiddie pool, but never followed through.) “It’s too hot to do this,” and “It’s too hot to do that,” is all you hear these days, and it’s true. Will we ever enjoy days below 100 degrees again? The answer is yes. It’s called Oklahoma winter. We’ll love the ice and cold … for the first 30 days.

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Music

by MattParker

Stuck in My Head

w/Matt Parker

Weekend Living

Beyonce shows her maturity, Canadian band F**ked Up gives listeners substance behind their hardcore sound and Curren$y stands out. Beyonce 4

>> Jam it out, brotha man.

A Bigger Package

Bon Iver traded the woods for a studio while making their follow-up album, Bon Iver.

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ew things get more “indie cred” than living in isolation for months in the woods and recording a debut album. Perhaps that’s a reason Bon Iver was one of the biggest breakout successes of 2008. Right now is also a really popular time for the indie bearded mountaineers (Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons, Band of Horses, Iron & Wine etc.), so they’ve got that going for them as well. Coming off an extraordinary first couple of years, Bon Iver has already played at several of the biggest music festivals in the world, headlined several tours and more recently, at the end of 2010, worked with Kanye West on a couple of tracks for his recent album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Bon Iver, the second full-length album by the group, is a perfect follow-up to one of the most loved records of the past couple of years, For Emma, Forever Ago. Justin Vernon, the group’s founding member, has done what so many others can’t do on a second album: build upon the previous material without copying it. While For Emma is a very lonely, desolate album, consisting of just Vernon for the majority, Bon Iver is a swift departure from that. The sound didn’t come out of nowhere, however. The band’s follow-up EP to For Emma, titled Blood Bank, hinted at this new direction. What’s interesting about the new record is how it doesn’t compromise the Bon Iver aesthetic while at the same time introduces many new textures to their sound. The new sounds, consisting of keyboards, horns and percussion, add a depth to his music that wasn’t present before. This decision never detracts from the music. On paper, it’s kind of a risky move to change a sound that was already widely beloved by the fans,

but when listening to it, it’s remarkable how the same intimate feeling of For Emma is retained throughout Bon Iver, even with all the new sounds. One thing that hasn’t changed is Justin Vernon’s singing. If you’re a fan of his falsetto, chances are you will love Bon Iver. Primarily staying up in the higher registers, Vernon’s voice complements the lush arrangements nicely. Many of the songs may give you the feeling you’ve heard them before, but in a positive way. Meaning, the intimate feel that exudes throughout Bon Iver’s music makes the songs feel almost like you’re sitting around a campfire with him, rather than rewriting conventional songs. One of the record’s standout tracks is “Holocene,” a song that would have fit in on either of the past two records, and it would have been one of the best there too. Few artists can convey as much emotion in a fiveminute song as Bon Iver can, and “Holocene” proves it. Another standout is the first single, “Calgary,” already played on The Colbert Report and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Justin Vernon is no stranger to the Auto-Tune sensation, but it’s an unlikely tool to be used by a folk musician. One of the songs on Bon Iver showcases Vernon’s unique take on the software. Rather than correct lazy singing, Justin Vernon uses it to make his voice more like a keyboard, making it sound bigger. The last track, “Beth/Rest,” is easily the most unique song in the Bon Iver catalog. It starts like a cheesy 80s ballad only to progress into something unique and inspired, despite its unusual first impression. Overall, Bon Iver is an outstanding follow-up to an outstanding debut.

>> While certainly no newcomer to the industry, Beyonce only has four albums, as her new record suggests. That’s not counting her older work with Destiny’s Child, however. Further progressing the style of 2008’s I Am… Sasha Fierce, Beyonce’s newest album, 4, is a more mature-sounding record than most other pop out there today, both musically and lyrically. The sounds on 4 are quite a jump from “Single Ladies.” Most of the material here seems to be constructed to be a part of an album than a collection of radio-ready singles. It works nicely. —released June 24, 2011 F**ked Up David Comes to Life

>> Toronto’s F**ked Up, a genre-bending hardcore group, recently released their third proper full-length album, amidst many assorted EPs and 7”s.

David Comes to Life is a selfdescribed rock opera. The whole album, at 78 minutes long, is separated into four acts, and tells a story about a boy meeting a girl. While it sounds strange, it is, but it works great. The band has always been very creative in their productions, layering guitars over guitars and making the sound huge. This is more than just a hardcore album, which is probably what they were striving toward. —released June 6, 2011 Curren$y Weekend At Burnie’s

>> Curren$y is one of the hardest working rappers. Since 2009, he has released six studio albums, and ten full mix tapes since 2006. Curren$y doesn’t rely on a catchy chorus to tie his verses together. Many of the songs on Weekend At Burnie’s don’t feature anything you would call a chorus at all. Instead, it’s all about his verses. The production on the album is influenced by classic hiphop and is much jazzier than radio rap. This helps separate Curren$y and give his music some style. Weekend At Burnie’s is similar to what he’s done before, but is still worth a listen. —released June 28, 2011 7


Romance

by ElizabethAtherton

Dear Addison

Ask Elizabeth

Readers write in with a myriad of romance problems. If you were too shy to send a letter, maybe someone with your same problem wasn’t.

If you’d like to use Boyd Street’s resident romance columnist as a sounding board for your relationship conundrums, e-mail Elizabeth Atherton at boydstreetlove@gmail.com

Give Me the Best You’ve Got Dear Elizabeth, I’m planning to ask a girl out, but I’m really nervous. What’s the best way to approach her? And, I really want to impress this girl, so I need some good first date ideas. -M

>> Take cover. Jane the Complainer Dear Elizabeth, My girlfriend and I have been together almost a year and she complains all the time. I love her, but the complaining has to stop. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we’re doing, she can always find something to bitch about. I can’t do anything without her constant nagging. How do I handle this situation? - JW Dear JW, Wow, sounds like your life is really fun right now. There are a few ways this could’ve happened to your relationship. I’m assuming you started out acting one way and then slowly degenerated back into your selfish ways. Or maybe you two have become so close that she doesn’t feel the need to hold back any critiques. The way I see it you only have three options: 1) Have a serious talk with the girl and tell her she can stop complaining all the time, or soon she’ll be complaining to no one; 2) Don’t have a talk with her and leave anyway; or 3) Put up with it and say goodbye to the manly parts she has her grip on. Forever. ... But Doesn’t Every Guy? Dear Elizabeth, So, I recently started dating this guy. He’s really great, but it

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turns out he watches porn. I don’t know specifics, but when I was over there looking for a movie to watch, I accidently stumbled upon his stash. I don’t think he knows I saw it, but I’m creeped out and could use some help on whether to end this potential relationship or not. - Hannah Dear Hannah, Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’m going to have to take a second and calm down. I mean, really, did you find a drawer of porn or a dresser of porn? Your e-mail makes it sound like a dresser. It sounds like you guys are a new thing so, if you just stumbled on his stash you have to remmeber that it’s not like he’s asked you to make a porno. It’s not like he’s stopped a dinner date to go home and watch some porn. Or has he? In my opinon, this all seems pretty harmless as long as it’s not an addiction. And I feel like if you saw any sign of addiction to porn, you would have included it in the e-mail. For all you know the porn collection isn’t even his. But really, I’d settle down. One thing that might be a little odd is that most guys usually use the internet these days. So someone that has a tangible collection is a bit more into it than others, but again, hopefully it’s just a drawer full, not a dresser. If it is a dresser full of porn, maybe it’s time for him to answer some questions.

Dear M, I think it’s great that you actually care enough about this girl to write in. So here we go. A good first date around Norman could be anything! What does she like to do? What do you like to do? When you have answers to those questions, try to bring them together for the ultimate first date. Utilize the summer weather. Maybe ask her to go to the pool with you one day. Bring your favorite cocktail or play it safe with margarita mix and lay out together. If you don’t think she’ll dig that, maybe go rent a dog for a day, or take her to one of the many museums here or in OKC. The options are endless! As for getting her to go on a date with you, well I can’t work magic. However, my best advice would be that you should get her on the phone and ask her to go do something with you. What’s the worst that could happen? She says no? If that does end up being the case, there will always be another one. He’s Not Ready for Your Jelly Dear Elizabeth, A guy I’m dating won’t sleep with me because of his last relationship. Apparently he now thinks that having sex before both parties are ready ruins a relationship. The problem is, we’ve been together for seven months and I’m starting to think he’s not attracted to me. I need some help. Things are getting weird. - Rhonda Dear Rhonda, I have to kind of agree with your guy. I don’t preach abstinence, but maybe waiting is a good thing. At least you know he’s not in it for the sex. However, it sounds like his last relationship might have really screwed him up. You need to gain his trust, and the best way to do that is through patience. However, if a month or so has gone by without him addressing this issue, I’d have a serious conversation. If he can’t get over his last girlfriend, then I’d find someone who doesn’t have a problem making you feel wanted.


Speaking of Sports

By AlEschbach

Kicking and Running

In seasons past, the Sooners’ kicking game has been lackluster. And, rumors of who will be this year’s featured back are running rampant. What’s in store for Oklahoma this season? given the chance a year ago. He could also help when he lines up as a slot receiver. There are others to be mentioned. One player this summer said he thought the best back on the team was Jonathan Miller. He played some two years ago as a freshman but injured his knee late in the year. He redshirted last season. The most impressive back in the spring game was Dominque Whaley of Lawton. He’s a walk-on. What about Jermie Calhoun? He was regarded by many as a top three running back in the nation when he was playing prep football in  Texas. Calhoun never has lived up to the high school hype. He just doesn’t have blazing speed. He tore his knee last year. Not much will be expected from him.

photo by Lisa Hall

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ho would have ever guessed? Did you notice this summer when the watch list was released for the Groza Award who was among the candidates? Yes, it was none other than Jimmy Stevens.     Some may ask, what is the Groza Award? Well it’s given out every year to the top kicker in college football. Again who would have thought Stevens would be considered one of the top place-kickers in the country? Going into last season just about everyone thought the biggest weakness on the Sooner team was in the place-kicking department. The year before that it became sort of a comedy act. Bob Stoops was trying kicker after kicker and none were very good, including Stevens. Then last year before the season ever got going,  Stoops offered an invitation to any student who could kick. There would be an open tryout. That’s just how worried the Sooners were about being able to connect on field goals. Stevens finally won the job. And he was extremely consistent. No, he doesn’t have the strongest of legs. You’re not going to see him trot onto the field and try a 50-yarder. Not happening. But he did kick a couple that traveled 42 yards. He became automatic in kicking extra points. Again, the two previous seasons that was a total adventure. And he was very consistent  kicking from inside the 40. All that will be asked of him this year is to remain consistent and be able to hit a field goal in a critical situation . . . There’s going to be a lot of intrigue as to what player will become the feature running back for the Sooners this year. Twelve months ago everyone would have been putting a lot of money on Roy Finch. Players were raving about his abilities during the summer workouts. They were saying that he could be a home run threat every time he touched the ball. But Finch got hurt before the season ever got  started. When he did play later in the year, he was good, but not great. “I was never 100 percent healthy when I came back. I just couldn’t do the things that I was able to do before,” he said. It will be interesting to see Finch when the campaign gets going. He’s a dynamic player. But the question remains can he be a featured back at 5-8, 180 pounds? There are those who think that when it’s all said and done that Brandon Williams will be the go-to guy. This Texas native was one of the top high school backs in the country. He was just too much to handle for the small school competition he went against. But Williams made a smart decision to graduate high school early and head to college in January. He went through spring practice and drew rave reviews from the Oklahoma coaching staff. He isn’t a huge running back at 6-1, 188 pounds, but he has blazing speed and runs very tough. And let’s not forget about Brennan Clay. He was another highly touted back who arrived a year ago. This California native played pretty well when

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Norman Nightlife

General

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ABNER’S Pint Night 5 p.m. AUTOGRAPHS HH M-F 3-7 $1.50 Dom. Draft Schooners BISON WITCHES HH 2-7 $1 Domestic Draws $2.50 Beers of Mexico $2.50 Red Stripe $1.50 Blue Moon Bottles BLU [HH 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Daily: $2 Brewhouse Pints; $2 Well Drinks All Day; $2 Mimosas and $3 Bellinis All Day] BREWHOUSE $2 Drafts & Well Drinks BROTHERS $1.25 Bud Light Pints $1.25 Pints $6.25 Shock Top Pitchers & $4.50 Pitchers COACH’S HH 3-6 p.m. M-F: $2.50 Coach’s Ale; $1.50 Dom. Drafts All Day Every Day; $7 Jugs FUZZY’S [HH All Day, Everyday: $2 18 oz. Domestic Schooners] in the raw [HH 5-7 p.m. M-F: $3 16 oz. Domestics; Daily Specials: $1.50 Miller High Life, $2 Sake Bombs, $3 Tecate, Pacifico, Modelo Esp., $4 Skyy Infussions, $4 Patron Shots] JOE’S Check bar for daily specials LA LUNA [HH 3-6 p.m. M-S: $2 Tecate/Corona, $1 BL Draws, $10 Corona Buckets (5), Late Night HH 10 p.m.-close Thurs.-Sat. $2 Tecate/Mod. Especial/Corona] THE LIBRARY [HH 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Daily: Brewhouse Pints for $2; $3 Pint Specials; $3 Well Drinks All Day] LOUIE’S $3 Well Drinks, $7 Beer Flights $1.50 Domestics $1.99 Blue Moon $2.50 16 oz. PBR LOUIE’S WEST $5 Drink of the Month, $2 Shot of the Month & $3 Beer of the Month. HH: Everyday 3-7 p.m. $1.50 Domestic Bottles MR. BILLS All August: $2.50 Tecate, $2 16 oz. PBR, $2.50 Lion’s Head, Cape Cod: $2 Small, $3 Large; $2.50 Shots: Rumplemintz, SoCo & Lime, Goldschlager & Lindsay Lohan THE MONT See specials at www.themont.com NEW YORK PIZZA [HH Mon.-Wed. 4-9 p.m., Thurs.-Sat. 4-Midnight $8 Blvd. Wheat Pitchers, $6 Domestic Pitchers, $7 Domestic Buckets] [$3 Well Drinks $2 Lion’s Head, $2.50 Tecate & Corona] O ASIAN FUSION [HH 3-6 p.m. & 1 Hour Before Close: $1.75 Domestics, $3.50 Select Rolls, 1/2 Price Select Appetizers] OTHELLO’S See specials at www.othellosnorman.com SEVEN47 All Summer: $4 Red Bull Vodka, $4 Frozen Screwdrivers, $2 Modelo Especial SUGERS $3.50 Pitchers 10-Midnight $3.50 Pitchers from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. TEXADELPHIA [$15 Towers 3-7, $2 Doms. 3-7 M-F ] HH All Day/Night, $2 Domestics $6 Coors Light Pitchers Wheat Wednesdays ($1 off wheat beer)


Thursday

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$2 16 oz. Miller High Life 9 p.m.-close $2 16 oz. Miller High Life 9 p.m.-close $1.50 12 oz. Dom. Drafts Keg Party, $3 Holla 10 - Close $2 Well Drinks Daily

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$2 16 oz. Miller High Life 9 p.m.-close $2 Sooner Schooner Dom. Drafts $2 Domestic Bottles

Bloody Mary Bar 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $11.99 100 oz. Dom. Beer Towers $1.25 Bud Light Pints

Beer Buffet with OU ID

[Biergarten Fridays from 5-Close, Live Music & Specials on Patio] $1.99 Boulevard Wheat $1.99 Blvd. Wheat; $5.99 Pizzas

[$1 Coors/Miller Lt., $15 Towers & $3 Blue Moon Big Sexies 6-10] [$3.50 U-Call-It Big Sexy All Day]

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•RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs 7:05 p.m.

*Mike Hosty Solo @ Deli

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•Sara Bareilles @ Cain’s Ballroom •RedHawks vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

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•OU Classes Begin

*Mike Hosty Solo @ Deli

•WBB NCAA Tournament 1st and 2nd Rounds @

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•Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, In Flames & Trivium @ Zoo Amphitheater

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•RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs 4:05 p.m.

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•Peter Frampton @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Tulsa)

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•RedHawks vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

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•Pizza Thieves @ Brewhouse 10 p.m. •Bungalowski @ Brewhouse 11 p.m.

•Martin Lawrence @ Winstar Casino •Portal Immortal Rock Series (Tribute to Phil Collins and Genesis) @ Brewhouse 9 p.m. •RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs 7:05 p.m.

•The Stumblers @ Brewhouse 10 p.m. •Rowdy Cousin @ Sooner Theater •Alice in Chains @ Winstar Casino •Switchfoot @ Frontier City •RedHawks vs. Colorado Springs 7:05 p.m.

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•Keith Urban w/ Jake Owen @ BOK Center (Tulsa) •RedHawks vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

•Greyson Chance @ Frontier City •RedHawks vs. Reno 7:05 p.m.

•Al Jarreau, Boney James & David Sanborn @ Zoo Amphitheater

Coming Soon

•August 25-27: College Days festival ft. The Great Divide @ Tumbleweed (Stillwater) •August 26: KATTfest @ Zoo Amphitheater •August 31: Kid Rock w/ Jason Boland @ Zoo Amphitheater *Matt’s Picks: The shows •Sept. 3: OU vs. Tulsa our music editor says you •Sept. 17: OU @ Florida can’t miss. State

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College

CRIBS

Pickard’s Angels: Kasey Mayberry, Lynn Nguyen, Katie Dark and Emily Friedman, all Alpha Chis, have enjoyed their short time on Pickard Avenue.

Sup, Sup, Supper Time: The dining room table is the centerpiece of the house’s quaint cottage kitchen.

The Best is Yet to Come

These new roommates have big plans for the upcoming year.

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ynn Nguyen, microbiology junior, Emily Friedman, sports psychology junior, Katie Dark, public relations junior and Kasey Mayberry, MIS/marketing senior moved into a spacious house just minutes from campus in May. The four girls met through Alpha Chi Omega and have formed an inseparable bond. And, though they haven’t been roomies for long, they have big plans for the upcoming year. “We definitely hope to have parties once we settle in and rush is over,” said Nguyen. Each girl has her own bedroom that’s decorated to perfection, reflecting their own personalities. Nguyen, Friedman and Dark all share the downstairs bathroom, which doesn’t seem to bother any of them. However, the worst part of living downstairs is the volume of the washer and dryer. “We always try to do laundry when no one is sleeping,” said Nguyen. The spacious house also boasts an unfinished

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garage that’s perfect for late night get togethers and beer pong tournaments. A gold trophy awaits the winners and it’s rumored that they even end up having to drink out of it. With walls adorned with various names and sayings written in chalk and a comfy looking loveseat, the garage is obviously the place to be. If you’re unsure of where to find such a magical place, just look for Christmas lights in the backyard and the blue light beckoning partygoers with a “We’re open for business” vibe. With just a few finishing touches left, this house is pretty much ready to rock.

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Gathering Place:

The girls have enjoyed all the perks of a spacious living room and their new AppleTV.

Dirty Laundry: In an effort to keep the roommates happy, the girls have set strict designated laundry times to cut down on noise.


College

CRIBS Sand and Surf:

Mayberry keeps it breezy in her beach-themed loft suite.

Lone Ranger:

Mayberry lives in the master suite upstairs, complete with her own bathroom.

Well Heeled:

Nguyen loves her shoes and loves to have them meticulously displayed.

Pink Lady: Friedman beat Nguyen to the punch

on this floral bedding. It could have been a serious roommate faux pas!

All Grown Up: Nguyen Brown Palace:

Dark accented her chocolate brown room with orange (gasp!) and turquoise, making it a perfect place for studying and hanging out.

brought her childhood bedroom set from home for the perfect contrast to her melon-colored walls.

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OTS

>> On the Scene

>> Fuzzy’s

>> Brewhouse

>> Mr. Bill’s

>> The Abner

>> Mont

>> Library

>> O’Connell’s

>> Louie’s Too 14

>> Bison Witches

>> Seven47

Photos by Chadsey Brown


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OTS

>> Louie’s

>> Joe’s

>> The Abner

>> Eve

>> Logan’s

>> Brothers

>> Bison Witches

>> Brothers

>> Logan’s 16

>> in the raw


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>> O’Connell’s >> Mr. Bill’s

>> Seven47

>> Eve

>> in the raw

>> Brewhouse


OTS

>> Louie’s Too >> Joe’s

>> O’Connell’s

>> Mont

>> Fuzzy’s

>> Library


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ACROSS 1. Renown 5. Strike breaker 9. Church seat 12. Yellow cheese coated with red wax 13. Hip bones 14. Biblical high priest 15. Long ago 16. Lets head fall wearily 17. Hurried 18. Suggestive 20. Glisten 22. Erase 25. Command to a horse 26. Pretty girl 27. Insect 28. Small domesticated carnivore

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31. Toward the mouth 32. French vineyard 33. Desert in E Asia 34. Open mesh fabric 35. Metal-bearing mineral 36. 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet 37. Plaything 38. Salt of iodic acid 39. Biblical king 42. Delighted 43. Monkey 44. Crescent-shaped figure 46. Spoollike toy 50. Meadow 51. Son of Isaac and Rebekah 52. Once more

53. Gave food 54. Hardens 55. Resound DOWN 1. Whimsical 2. Fuss 3. Impair 4. Green beryl 5. From that time 6. Satiate 7. Help 8. Hunting dog 9. Persian fairy 10. Dash 11. Fermented grape juice 19. Very skilled person 21. Masculine pronoun 22. Ebony 23. Comrade 24. Planar 25. Oxlike African antelope 27. Part of verb to be 28. Prolonged unconsciousness 29. Encourage in wrongdoing 30. Roofing item 32. Weep 33. Command to a horse 35. Large quantity 36. Tibetan gazelle 37. In the direction of 38. Intestinal obstruction 39. One of two equal parts 40. Fencing sword 41. Peruse 42. Midge 45. Exploit 47. Single unit 48. Affirmative reply 49. Nocturnal bird

*Solution published August 23

The Numbers Don’t Lie* The current issue, broken down for the stat books

1 >> No. of staffers that have sustained drunken injury this summer: shhh >> No. of summer mistakes that are going into the romance page: >> No. of staffers that tend to listen to Bon Iver when they’re a sad 3 panda: 14 >> No. of days till school starts (No!): 26 >> No. of days till football season (Yes!): 6 >> No. of weeks till fall: 20 >> No. of week’s till winter (that’s the ticket): get to it! >> No. of days for you new kids to get your house Cribs-worthy: >> No. of sunburns that could have been avoided with a little less 3 alcohol: 32 >> No. of people who are already regretting that night class:

* Or do they?

Last issue’s puzzle, solved: P T A H A A R E R U E D O T O W N A V A I N A R C S L Y H P A N I O D A S A P E M S

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