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NEWS

Chillfest 2011: Chill Welcome By Kristen Mott

Welcome Back!

SPORTS

CSU Mens’ Basketball Loses to Butler, Valpo By Ray Danner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Ginger Rogers Musical @ CPH By Ben Gifford THE MELTING POT

IllumiNation: State of Political Discourse By Reid May

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Mission Statement

On The Cover

The Cauldron prints according to sound journalistic principles of accuracy, accountability, integrity and transparency-with a recognition of press freedom and student expression. It shall remain an unbiased forum in order to represent the entire campus community.

The Cauldron editorial staff writes letters to their readership, welcoming them to a new semester with advice, information on joining the staff and more. Cover design by Andrew Treska.

news “Chillfest” Kicks Off

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Weekly Events Calendar

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Student Org Spotlight: Delta Omega Phi

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“Biggest Loser” at the Rec

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sports Men’s Basketball Falls to Butler, Valpo

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NFL: Divisional Playoff Editions

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Viking Capsules

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Cavs Breaking the Wrong Type of Records

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arts & entertainment Blue Valentine Review

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Book Looks

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Backwards in High Heels Review

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James Bond 007: Blood Stone Review

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The Green Hornet Review

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Noise Inspectors

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The Cauldron breaking news

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The Staff Editor-in-Chief Reid Jackson May Managing Editor Alexes Spencer News Editor Kristen Mott Arts & Entertainment Editor Ben Gifford Sports Editor Meredith Horrigan Copy / Web Editor Justin Brenis Photography Editor Jonathan “Killstring” Herzberger Graphic Designer Andrew Treska Advertising Manager Jayson Gerbec Business Manager Anne Werner Student Media & Web Specialist Daniel Lenhart Faculty Advisor Dr. Edward Horowitz Staff Writers Samah Assad, Jon Conley, Ariana Johnson, Pete Lindmark, Kiel Shrefler, Matt Stafford, Dan Stanton, Gabriella Tomaro, Meredith Traxler, Kevin Vargo

Cauldron meetings are held every Monday on the third floor of the student center, room 339 (dept. of Student Life). Stop by or email us if interested. cauldroneditors@gmail.com The Cauldron welcomes and encourages student feedback. We can be reached via the above email, or in our offices on the fourth floor of the Cole Center (Chester & 30th).

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News “Chillfest” Welcomes Students Back to Campus By Kristen Mott, The Cauldron News Editor The Department of Student Life has been working hard to ease the transition back into spring semester for students. A variety of events, speakers and giveaways will all be included in the annual Chillfest celebration. Chillfest will take place from Tuesday, Jan. 18 to Friday, Jan. 28. The celebrations are designed to welcome students back to campus and get them excited for the upcoming semester. “Chillfest is the kick-off to spring semester before classes get hectic,” said Jamie Johnston, the coordinator for student activities. The festivities will begin with Bingo for Books on Jan. 18 in the SC atrium from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students who participate will have the opportunity to win gift certificates to the CSU bookstore. The student center will be transformed into a winter wonderland on Jan. 19. Johnston said that from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. students will be able to get hot chocolate, decorate their own donuts at a donut bar, take snow globe pictures and receive free t-shirts. The atrium will also feature a synthetic ice rink in which students can rent skates and take a break from classes. The black studies program will host an event on January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Various speakers will discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement at noon in the SC atrium. The Student Government Association will be hosting an open house the same day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house will allow students to meet with their SGA representatives and voice any concerns or questions they have about CSU. Take a walk over to the Wolstein center at night to watch our Vikings compete. The women’s basketball team will play against Detroit at 5 p.m. and the men’s basketball team will compete against Detroit at 7:30 p.m. Afterward, head to Bar Uno for a post game party. All students, faculty and staff can attend the game free with a valid Viking ID. Student Life will host an open house on Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Johnston said the open house “gives students the opportunity to walk around and meet us.” A comedy show will take place at 8 p.m. that evening in the SC ballroom. Comedians Brad Wollack

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Weekly Events Calendar By Kristen Mott, The Cauldron News Editor

and Sarah Colonna from the “Chelsea Lately” show will be performing. Doors open at 7 p.m. Residence Life will be hosting a “Black and White” event on Saturday Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. The event will take place in the SC ballroom. All attendees are required to wear black and white cocktail attire. DJ M Stacks will perform and appetizers will be available. The City is Our Campus program will be holding information tables on Jan. 25 in the SC atrium. The program offers discounted tickets to students for events hosted in downtown Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhood. A multifaith reception will be held the same afternoon from noon to 2 p.m. in the MC atrium. Students are invited to meet with members of the various faith groups on campus and learn information about how to get involved with the organizations. Any students who have recently misplaced or lost their Viking ID card will be in luck. On Jan. 26, the Viking card office will allow students to replace their Viking ID for free and also receive a free ID holder. After you receive your new ID, head over to the Learn to Read! reception hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service to learn about leadership certification, receive a free leadership assessment and meet with the staff. The CSU Rec center will host Wellfest on Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The health and wellness fair is created to bring awareness of healthy lifestyles to the CSU community. A variety of vendors will be on site with information pertaining to healthy eating, alcohol awareness and fitness. Students who attend will be entered into a drawing to win prizes including gift cards to Dicks Sporting Goods, an iPod nano or a pair of opening day tickets to the Cleveland Indians. The Rec is also participating in Chillfest by offering free instructional classes to students until Jan. 30. Chillfest will end with a campus resource fair on Jan. 28 in the SC atrium from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair will feature representatives from various CSU departments and organizations who will be available to speak with students and provide information on how to become involved on campus. For a complete list of events, visit www.csuohio. edu/events/chillfest.

1/18 “Good Morning Commuters” from 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. in the SC atrium Bingo for Books from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the SC atrium

1/19 Winter Wonderland from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the SC atrium Food Court Festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in SC food court

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“Got MLK?” annual CSU MLK celebration at noon in the SC ballroom Women’s basketball vs. Detroit at 5 p.m. in the Wolstein center Men’s basketball vs. Detroit at 7:30 p.m. in the Wolstein center

1/21 SGA Senate Meeting at 5 p.m in SC 315 Comedy show featuring Brad Wollack and Sarah Colonna at 8 p.m. in the SC ballroom

1/22 “Black and White” event from 9 p.m.12 a.m. in the SC ballroom

1/23 Men’s basketball vs. Wright State at 2 p.m. in the Wolstein center Women’s basketball vs. Wright State at 4 p.m. in the Wolstein center

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Student Org Spotlight: Delta Omega Phi By Kristen Mott, The Cauldron News Editor Greek organizations have a long history at Cleveland State University. They have always played a vital role in campus life and increasing student involvement. Although Delta Omega Phi is a relatively new organization, they are working hard to make their presence known on campus. Delta Omega Phi was created during the spring of 2006 by founding mothers Stacy Sustaric and Lauren Bullard. The current president of the sorority, Diane Furlong, said that the founding mothers were dissatisfied with the structure of other sororities on campus, so they decided to create their own. “With much motivation, time, hard work, and help from three Delta Sigma Phi brothers, Delta Omega Phi was founded,” said Furlong. The organization now has a total of 41 members, 13 of who are active members. Vice president Cassandra Carbone, secretary Lisa Heinrich and treasurer Rena Suhwail work with Furlong to create events, participate in charity work and maintain the order of the organization. The organization’s main philanthropy is the MakeA-Wish foundation. Furlong said that the sorority has participated in the Race for Wishes, which raises money to help fulfill the wishes of children with lifethreatening medical conditions. “We helped fulfill a little girl named Emily’s wish to go to Hawaii with her family,” said Furlong.

In addition to charity work, the organization places an emphasis on academics. Furlong said that the sorority creates study tables to ensure that all members keep up with their schoolwork and do well in their classes. In order to join Delta Omega Phi, interested students should attend events during rush week to meet the active L to R: Suhwail, Furlong, Heinrich, Carbone members and learn more about the Delta Omega Phi has several events planned for organization. Sisters will then hand out the upcoming spring semester. Furlong said that the bids as an invitation to join the sorority. organization will be hosting fundraisers to raise monOnce a student accepts the bid, she will begin the ey for the Make-A-Wish foundation, creating mixers pledging process. The semester-long process allows with other Greek organizations at CSU, and volunteerstudents to learn the history of the organization, bond ing at various locations in the community. with sisters, and prove that they are dedicated to joinFurlong, along with the rest of the members of ing. Delta Omega Phi, are looking forward to the new “The one, most important requirement to join is semester and are excited for new students to join their commitment,” said Furlong. “We want girls who will organization. be devoted to our sorority and sisters, just as we will “Anyone who joins Delta Omega Phi will gain so be devoted to them.” many true friendships that will last throughout their At the end of the process, sisters rent a cabin for whole lives,” said Furlong. “They will experience the a weekend to welcome the new members. “It’s three development of values, social growth, and intellectual days of relaxation and sister bonding,” said Furlong. growth.” Once initiated, members are expected to attend For more information, contact Diane Furlong at regular meetings and participate in events. “We don’t want a girl to join then never come around so we don’t d.m.furlong@csuohio.edu. get to see her ever,” said Furlong.

Rec Center Hosts Weight Loss Competition By Kristen Mott, The Cauldron News Editor The CSU Rec center is ready start the new year with all new programs to attract more students. The Rec will be hosting its third annual Biggest Loser competition. The competition is a six week weight-loss program. Caroline Cox, the fitness and wellness coordinator at the Rec center, said that this semester teams of two will compete against each other. “We try to model the program after the television show, and this year it’ll be more like the show,” said Cox. The program will kick off on Jan. 31 and last until March 11. Teams of two will meet with a personal trainer once a week to discuss weight loss goals and track progress. Throughout the competition, participants will attend three nutrition sessions to learn about healthy eating and tips on fitness. Cox said that the couples edition is a new format for the CSU program. “It encourages the participants to have an accountability partner,” commented Cox. Faculty and staff have primarily participated in the past, but Cox said that the Rec wants more students to join in the competition. “It’s an affordable way for

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students to get personal training,” remarked Cox. In addition to the Biggest Loser competition, the Rec is hosting a “New Year, New You!” incentive program available to Rec members. As part of the incentive program, all fitness and instructional classes will be free for the remainder of January. Numerous fitness, wellness and aquatic programs will be offered at the Rec including spinning, boxing circuit and swim school. Safety classes will also be offered for students and faculty who would like to receive certification in fields such as first aid, CPR and lifeguard training. Cox hopes that the new programs will encourage members to visit the Rec and develop more active lifestyles. “The programs are a great way to jump start your lifestyle and to have a healthy new year,” said Cox. The deadline for teams to register for the Biggest Loser program is Friday, Jan. 21. A mandatory information meeting will be held on Jan. 25 for all participants. For more information about the programs or pricing, visit www. csurec.com.

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IllumiNation: Political Discourse Takes Center Stage By Reid May, The Cauldron Editor-in-Chief The most important political story during the winter holiday was not the inauguration of a new Republican majority, President Obama’s Hawaiian vacation or Tea Party nation’s rebuke of everything conventional. Instead, the headlines right now can be surmised in two words: Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords is the Arizona Congresswoman who was shot in the head at a constituent event last week by alleged gunman Jared Lee Loughner. Six people died in the shooting, including a 9-year old girl and U.S. Judge John Roll. Doctors say Giffords was lucky – she responded to verbal commands, like requests to squeeze a hand, immediately after the shooting – and is likely to survive. Her recovery prospects are yet unknown. Her shooting and the motivations behind it have led to the assertion that political discourse and the crazy attitudes frequently on display in this country are, at least in part, to blame. While many attempt to focus blame on one particular side of the aisle, the general notion is this – the vitriol in public statements is heightened, and much worse than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Democrats will argue that the change in tone is reflective of the Republican minority and their desire to usurp President Obama by stimulating a party base. Republicans suggest things were just as bad when George Bush was president, but proximity dims the senses. My inclination is to avoid specific finger pointing. Let’s all agree, the tone is negative. The incitement

of fear is common on both sides. The vitriol – a very overused word these past several weeks – is bitter. The political discourse in the United States has just about gone over the edge of extreme. Regularly, violent rhetoric becomes commonplace in political speech. Pre-election maps with targets over Congressional districts became fanfare for those seeking a takeover. Is this discourse to blame for actual violence? Should the discourse itself be unexpected? As a country, we’re at the height of political tension and have been for some time. Partisan divide rules our nation and its impact is likely to be prevalent for a long time. The real question, I believe, is this: does the tone match the level of concern? Jon Stewart put it best this week when he asked former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty if

the messages sent by groups like the Tea Party actually represent the views of the public or are simply intended to rally a base. Stewart’s concern is that leaders who desire major changes in the power of government, based in whatever motivations, have led to a political arena where issue presentation is intentionally framed to incite fear. Pawlenty seemed lost for an answer – or chose not to give one. The question remains – in order to understand our discourse and ourselves, we better figure that out first.

Fabulous Fashion: Taking Advantage of Post-Holiday Sales By Gabriella Tomaro, The Cauldron Staff Writer Did you say goodbye to the holidays and look around your bedroom only to realize you received nothing that you asked for? Where are the makeup collections, cozy sweaters and hot accessories you had on your wish list? My guess is still at the stores and probably on the sale racks. Embrace the seasons of clearance and get all those hope-for items for yourself, at a fraction of the cost. I have compiled the best of the best clearance and budget friendly items that paraded at the top of every fashionista’s 2010 holiday gift list. Calling all cheap and chic trend lovers, you can’t miss this. Best Makeup Collection Sets: The holiday season brings out the best in gift sets. The problem is they fly

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off the shelves fast. Sephora Collection Color Play, $30, is one of my personal favorites. It houses five full makeup palates each with 10 eye-shadows, 2 lip colors and one blush. Sephora.com for locations. If you want a great set just for eyes try Lorac Close Up: Real Life to Red Carped Eye Tutorial, $36. This kit contains everything you need for any eye make look from natural to ultra glamorous plus it comes with an instruction guide. Ulta.com for locations. Best Cozy Sweaters: Express clothing store has the absolute best sales. The Marled Doleman-Sleeve Sweater jacket is my first choice for a comfy winter sweater, not to mention the $29.99 sale price tag fits my budget just perfectly. Express.com for locations. Kohl’s department stores are another mecca for the money savvy shopper. They mail out coupons almost every week and you can almost always use coupons on sale items. The Simply Vera by Vera Wang Open front cardigan, sale price $33.99, is luxe for the price of bargain bin. Kohls.com for locations. Best Statement Accessories: Aldo Accessories is a great go-to store for fun and fabulous accessories,

especially super chic sale items. The Ratterree bib necklace in silver or gold tones, sale price $13.98, is so beautiful no one will ever think you paid under $15 for it. This winter I am also in love with anything rose gold, especially big statement watches. The AK Anne Klein Crystal Index Resin watch, $55, is an elegant touch to an everyday jean’s-and-Ugg-boots look. The elegant rose gold and crystal face is complimented flawlessly by the white resin band. Find it at anneklein.com or nordstrom.com. If you didn’t get all your fabulous wish list items from your loved ones this past holiday season, remember to remind them next year that gift cards are always the perfect fit.

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Welcome (back) to Cleveland State University. Here at The Cauldron, our staff is excited to be back at work producing CSU’s only student-run, student-produced newspaper – and we strive everyday to better represent our readers. As part of that effort – and in this welcome letter – I want to renew the call for feedback. As a newspaper staff, we are constantly working to improve our product and better represent Cleveland State in the process. While we acknowledge areas that need improvement – like the design of our printed product, the diversity and depth of our sections, our web interface and our connection with students – we realize that in the day-to-day process of producing this paper, our eyes cannot recognize every need. That is why you are so important. As we seek to improve, input from our readers becomes invaluable. We welcome comments and concerns of all kinds and encourage those interested to seek us out via email (cauldroneditors@gmail.com), web (csucauldron.com) or in our offices, currently located on the 4th floor of the Cole Center.

“ ..Remember The Cauldron is your newspaper.” -May

I also ask that you remember The Cauldron is your newspaper. Every student at Cleveland State contributes general fee dollars through tuition and those monies are the main source of funding for this publication. Whether you actively read the paper or not, our content and the depth and diversity of our coverage at CSU is important – because it is our duty to represent the campus. As your student newspaper, we hope to hear from you this semester – to continue making The Cauldron the best it can be. Reid May Editor-in-Chief

Hello Cauldron readers, and welcome to spring 2011 at CSU. I hope that this issue finds you beginning your semester after a fulfilling break spent with family, friends and no homework. I would like to personally thank every student, professor, staff member and anyone else who picks up this paper or reads it online for supporting us. We are constantly working on improving the product that makes it into your hands and we can only do so with your support. If you find yourself reading this paper, thinking that you could write something similar to what you find within these pages, or with a fresh perspective to bring, The Cauldron welcomes you to bring your talents and grow with us. We’ve always been student-run, and we’re a unique campus entity that allows you to build a portfolio while simultaneously gaining feedback from peers and the campus community. I especially invite you to voice your opinions in “The Melting Pot.” Even if you don’t think that writing is a possibility for you, I appreciate your continued support of this paper. I invite you to remember that you are at college, which means that regardless of your age, you are at a unique point in your life, a point of exploration and opportunity.

“..Consider every choice, and take advantage...Life is about new experiences.” -Spencer Consider every choice, and take advantage of internships. Seek them out. Network. Use the point that you are at now to secure a future. Don’t be afraid to try something new if you can. Life is about new experiences, and good or bad, each experience helps you grow as a person and learn new things about yourself. With that said, welcome to an exciting new year and semester at Cleveland State! Alexes Spencer Managing Editor

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Welcome to the spring semester, Cauldron readers! I hope winter break was a time for relaxing with friends and family and re-energizing for the upcoming semester. All of us here at The Cauldron have been working hard to ensure the paper is better than ever. First I’d like to say thank you for reading this newspaper. The Cauldron is made for students, by students, and without our readers we would be nowhere. I’m in charge of the News section. Each week you’ll find articles about current news, events, forums and presentations happening both at Cleveland State and the surrounding neighborhood, along with a weekly events calendar to keep you on track with everything that’s happening that week. We’re always looking for new writers. The great thing about this paper is that you don’t have to be a journalism major to join. Whether you write in your spare time or you’d like to try something new, you’re more than welcome to bring your creative forces to The Cauldron.

“Don’t panic! It’s important to stay focused.” -Mott Finally, I’d like to leave you with some advice. With every semester comes a ton of course work and studying and mid-way through it feels like there will never be an end. Don’t panic! It’s important to stay focused, stay organized, and set priorities to make sure everything gets accomplished. Take breaks throughout the day to de-stress and clear your mind. And remember to have some fun along the way! Kristen Mott News Editor

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Welcome back to Cleveland State for another semester. I hope your break went well and you’re prepared for a successful and enlightening semester. If you’ve never picked up an issue of The Cauldron before, congratulations. You’ve just discovered an open forum of communication. What you hold in your hands is put together entirely by students just like you. I’m in charge of the Arts & Entertainment section. Every week we bring you highlights, previews and reviews of new books, concerts, movies, music, plays, television shows, video games and arts events on campus and around the city.

“We have the potential to write about anything because students are the ones doing the writing. “ -Gifford

What’s great about The Cauldron is that we have the potential to write about anything because students are the ones doing the writing. Maybe a new book came out that you absolutely loved or hated. You can get in touch with us and we can carry that review! The same goes for any of the other mediums listed above. We’re always looking for contributions (not just in the A&E section) and our contact information can be found in the table of contents. On behalf of myself and the rest of The Cauldron staff, we look forward to hearing from you and receiving your contributions, thoughts and opinions. Enjoy your semester and keep reading! Ben Gifford Arts & Entertainment Editor

Welcome back fellow students! I hope everyone’s winter break was filled with family, friends, tasty food, and maybe some presents. My break came with exciting news: I am the new Sports Editor at The Cauldron. I promise to but to continue providing the same quality coverage as you, our readers, have enjoyed in the past. The holidays were rejuvenating, and I know I’m ready to start new classes and new responsibilities (and eventually new weather!). Being out of school for so long may have ruined the great study habits we all worked so hard to develop during the fall, but I’m confident with a little bit of focus we will be back on track. It shouldn’t all be hard work, however. If a study break is in order, I highly recommend going to one of the many home sporting events that are coming up. CSU did every one of us a favor when they made our student IDs the only requirement for admission to sporting events.

“No matter how fantastic the summary is, reading about it will never replace the thrill of being there.” -Horrigan As poor college students, we’d be hardpressed to find any free event that is as entertaining. Of course, The Cauldron will cover both professional and university sports, but no matter how fantastic the summary is, reading about it will never replace the thrill of being there. Go Vikes! Meredith Horrigan Sports Editor

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Blue Valentine The Ukulele Blues

By Ben Gifford, The Cauldron A&E Editor In a way, Blue Valentine is a horror film. There are no murderers, ghosts, or demons in the film. For that matter, there aren’t even any jump scenes. All the same, it’s terrifying. Blue Valentine is terrifying because of the film’s stark and unapologetic depiction of the demise of a marriage. It’s terrifying because there is no single event that spurs this demise. There is no physical abuse and, worst of all, there is nothing to fix. Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) are simply two very different people who fell for each other and

got married too quickly. Their current conflicts are interwoven with flashbacks of when they first met — much happier times for sure. Cindy was initially captivated by Dean’s free-spirit, fun-loving nature and bold personality. He plays the ukulele and sings for her on their first date. When he sings, “You always hurt the one you love,” he could not be more prophetic. In addition to music by Gosling, music from Grizzly Bear is tastefully sprinkled throughout, adding both feelings of warm nostalgia and chilling discord. As more of their past is revealed, so to are more of their current strains. Audience members are likely to go from a “That will never be us” stance to a “That was kind of like us” stance when they see the young couple fall for each other. As soon as an individual can find something in common with the characters on screen, that’s when the fear sets in. This could happen to anyone and certainly it does. No one goes into a marriage

Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams) were nuch happier at the start of their relationship. planning on getting divorced, ed wife. Who were these people in mind that this movie is not but the divorce rate in the U.S. when they married and how did for anyone averse to strong destands at somewhere around 40 they become this way? pictions of sexual content. The or 50 percent. Blue Valentine answers these film originally had an ‘NC-17’ Furthermore, the divorce rate questions in such a scary, but rating for very emotional and does nothing to account for realistic way: they were normal realistic sex scenes. Nothing those couples that are no good people, they loved each other was cut from the movie, but for each other but stay married. and for whatever reasons, they the rating was successfully apEveryone has seen it: the couple no longer do. There’s nothing pealed and replaced with an ‘R’ who doesn’t talk anymore, the more to it than that. rating. angry husband, the disinterestPotential viewers should keep Rating: B+

Book Looks

Star Island By: Carl Hiaasen

By Meredith Traxler, The Cauldron Staff Writer The Presumption of Guilt; The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America By: Charles Ogletree The Rundown: Ogletree examines both the arrest of and media reaction to Havard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by police officer James Crowley in 2009. Drawing from this incidence, Ogletree reflects on racial prejudice in the U.S., especially in regard to crime and police arrests. One chapter, entitled “100 ways to Look at

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a Black Man,” spotlights important black persons in the U.S. and the struggles they’ve faced because of their race. Ogletree de-

fends Gates, deeming the arrest made by Crowley to be motivated by racism. Afterthoughts: With an impressive legal career that boasts a teaching position at Havard Law, I excepted a more convincing argument to defend Gates. But, after reading this book, I thought that Gates was in the wrong and Crowley was just doing his job. Although the title and cover seem to imply that the book would be entirely about the incidence between Gates and Crowley, it’s not.

The Rundown: Cherry Pye was once one of the hottest young sing-

ers in the entertainment business, but her career has taken a nose dive as a result of her crazy partying, drug use and other scandalous affairs. Cherry’s not going down alone: her failing career is also bringing down her manager mom, slick producer and body double. Tabloid “reporters” are making a pretty penny from her antics, stalking Cherry like a lion would an antelope. One particularly enterprising paparazzi, Bang Abbott, attempts to

kidnap Cherry, but accidentally takes her body double instead. Cherry’s body double finds love with an environmental enthusiast. Afterthoughts: A quirky cast of characters with a seriously crazy storyline. Hiassen is all over the place in this novel and, although most of the characters are anything but admirable, they certainly are fun to read about! An especially good read for anyone who enjoys reading magazine tabloids or about celebrity screw ups.

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Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical

CPH Production Favors Style Over Substance in Biographical Play By Ben Gifford, The Cauldron A&E Editor Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical is an energetic, dance-filled production. It’s also difficult to recommend. Writer Christopher McGovern’s biggest shortcoming is his choice for the tone and content of the play. As the title suggests, the musical is about Ginger Rogers. Rogers was famous for being Fred Astaire’s dance partner, but she was also a successful actress in her own right. Unfortunately, the play lacks a great deal of substance. The audience is treated to a mere glimpse of the dancer’s life. Her life events are glanced over with a jovial tone that diminishes any real impact that they could have. Rogers was kidnapped twice by her father when she was just a child. In Backwards, it’s a comedic event. Her father is portrayed with a vaudevillian-style mustache and wears a sinister trench coat while music plays that screams “oldtymey antics.” Her parents fight over her under a strobe light and laughter erupts from the audience. Yes it’s funny, but it seems to be a somewhat poor choice for tone, downplaying the significance and emotion of

such a grievous crime. Most of the musical is like this, downplaying the importance and gravity of events in favor of dance routines and comedy. It’s a shame because the choreography is excellent and the cast is very talented. Nearly every cast member has appeared on Broadway. All of them sing and dance quite well (with the exception of Heather Lee, who plays Rogers’ mother and merely has no dancing parts). Anna Aimee White plays Rogers and is particularly talented, though she does fail in some regard to capture Rogers’ signature flair. Each cast member should also be commended for filling a variety of roles. Aside from White and Lee, who maintain their roles throughout, the cast members continually change costume and character. The music is also very well done. Many of the songs were adapted from Gershwin originals. A small band, lead by musical director Tim Robertson on piano, faithfully recreates the extravagant sounds that the songs call for. Robertson is actually fun to watch when the action on stage dies down. He can

be seen in the pit in front of the Bolton stage and he gets very into the music. Those who are unfamiliar with not only Rogers and Astaire, but also the time period are likely to miss out on a slew of jokes, ranging from a boisterous Ethel Merman (Christianne Tisdale) to a Jimmy Stewart (James Patterson) who is concerned about the success of The Philadelphia Story. The musical plays out as an even less thorough Cliff’s Notes of Rogers’ life (up to 1940). To get the most out of the performance, it’s important to already have a familiarity with Rogers. Though it’s fun and enjoyable while it lasts, it’s this severe abridgement that makes Backwards feel more like a tribute than a full-fledged Rogers feature. Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical runs on the Bolton Stage at The Cleveland Play House until Jan. 30. Tickets start at $46, though students under 25 can purchase tickets for $10 and CSU students can purchase tickets for $6. Check the Cleveland Play House Web site for details and show times at www.clevelandplayhouse.com or call the box office at 216-795-7000.

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Kidney-Free and Fun-Packed By Justin Brenis, The Cauldron Copy/Web Editor Despite the plethora of complete and utter garbage making up the movie-based video game market, there exists a small niche filled by games based on movie franchises that are not a recreation of a film and generally exceed expectations (Ghostbusters: The Video Game, I’m looking at you). James Bond 007: Blood Stone, despite some setbacks, has most of the makings to become a member of that elite club. Blood Stone takes Ian Fleming’s iconic super secret agent from HMSS and drops him in yet another action-packed espionage adventure. The game begins at the G20 summit, where M has received intel that a terrorist named Greco plans to detonate a bomb just as the group photo is taken. With lo-

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cal security refusing to look into it, she phones the one man who can get the job done: Bond, James Bond. After foiling Greco’s plot, it becomes clear that something much shadier is in the works and it is up to James, M, Q Branch (sorry folks, no John Cleese here) and yet another ingénue to save the day. Bizarre Creations, the Activision affiliate behind Blood Stone and racing games like Blur, really did put out a solid product. Not only are the visuals in the FMV sequences stunning, but the cast of characters is spot on. The game itself operates on an engine similar to Splinter Cell: Conviction, where the shooting sequences are heavily cover-based and QTE takedown sequences earn up to three automatic headshots. Adding to this

formula are driving sequences true both to Bond’s fantastic chases and Bizarre Creations’ penchant for exciting racing experiences. It’s not an extremely lengthy experience (I beat it in about a six-hours sitting, however that was on easy), but the time spent will be well enjoyed. If you have enjoyed the newer series of Daniel Craig-led Bond films (Casino Royal and Quantum of Solace) with their grittier, less-flashy, more rebellious Bond taking his first steps as a 00-agent, than this game will fill the void left when MGM put Bond production on an indefinite hold. The game truly feels more like a movie than a game, even offering up its own theme song sequence and leaves you wanting to play more to continue watching. Unfortunately, the story takes a clear backseat to action. Even

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The chemistry between Matthew LaBanca (Astaire) and Anna Aimee White (Rogers) is impressive, but does not quite match up to the chemistr their real-life counterparts shared.

Pixel Perfect Release Date: Nov. 2, 2010 Platforms: DS, PC, PS3, X360 Developer: Bizarre Creations Publisher: Activision

though I rarely can follow the mystery in a Bond film, here it feels like an amalgamated revenge plot from HMSS left for Bond to tie-up loose ends. Also, when you name a game Blood Stone and fill the entire themesong sequence full of images turning into diamonds, walking on diamonds and planes made of diamonds and the like, it is probably a good idea to include diamonds somewhere in the main plotline, you know, instead of bioweapons and just never explaining the discrepancy. Now I may just be being a bit critical here. In all fairness the game is clearly set up for a sequel. The bad news here however, is that Activision put Bizarre Games up for sale shortly after the release and poor reception of Blood Stone, so if diamonds are important, we may never get to know why.

The game, like every Bond game since GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64, boasts a multiplayer mode and truly does not deliver on its promise. At best, the experience is bare bones, offering some character unlockables, but not much from the game play department. Generally, when it comes to third-person shooters and multiplayer, most games suffer the Resident Evil 5 “whoever stops running and starts shooting first wins” syndrome. This eliminates a need for strategy, while creating one for stress-reducing medication. I quit before the end of my first match and never went back. Still, if you like Bond-esque action, with beautiful girls, fast, awesome car chases and gunsa-blazing, then you just can’t go wrong with Blood Stone. Bond fans? BUY IT Everyone Else? TRY IT

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The ‘Sting’ of Defeat By Jon Conley, The Cauldron Staff Writer

Rogen (left) and Chou lead a talented cast in a film that unfortunately goes nowhere. Seth Rogen had me at “hel- Newspaper tycoon played by for Bruce Lee’s American Invalo”. Tom Wilkinson. Yes, that Tom sion (complete with a one-inch From his initial role as Ken Wilkinson. Weird father/son punch!). Oh yeah, and his kick Miller in Freaks and Geeks dynamic, father dies, son is left ass car, Black Beauty. She ren(his first line might not be, and empty and loaded. Raging and ders Cameron Diaz’s secretarial probably isn’t, “hello” - don’t unappreciative, Reid fires all role obsolete. Diaz herself is quote me or him), Rogen pat- but one of his father’s house quite likable, but her character tented what would be the vein employees only to find that his does nothing. The car deserves of comedy for the next decade: coffee now tastes like butt. He more face time. It’s like watchA genre-blending mixture of re-hires his father’s coffee man ing melting dark chocolate in Animal House frat prat and the and mechanic, Kato (Chou). motion, complete with guns and witty rhetoric of razor-sharp, There’s a lovely courting pe- the “Ben-Hur things.” comic nerdy types. Something riod leading to reflection and It’s getting difficult for me to balanced was created, endear- the reasoning that they need to go on explaining all the angles ingly telling the femininity do something crazy to atone for and parts that make up this film. of losers with superior taste, their emptiness in the wake of There’s the awkward villain while incorporating enough mi- the elder Reid. In the middle of staging, the sometimes laughsogyny and crudeness to make said caper, they save some in- able effects, the silent waiting it real and manly. Anchorman nocent people and BANG: vigi- during dialogue. Let’s just say, and Freaks and Geeks being the lantes are created. it gets weird. And real. In earperennial Godfathers, Rogen The relationship between nestness, between a few good played this part with convincing these two is intriguing; on the screen shots, you got the colease, brute force and humanity. verge of compelling at times. lective vibe that everyone was Director Michel Gondry gave But Reid remains ungrateful and checking their watches. There us Eternal Sunshine of the Spot- slightly sadistic towards Kato. are all of these PIECES and just less Mind, largely considered Kato is the brains, the brawn nothing that resembles a motithe best film of the previous and the charm – a real Chinese vated plot. You can sense the decade, as well as having his James Dean. As much as this frustration – my head is swimhands in The Science of Sleep movie is about comedy and ming just recollecting. and Be Kind Rewind. action, it’s about jealousy. UnThe overall resulting feelChristopher Waltz came out fortunately, Rogen holds on for ing is... nothing. Well, close to of nowhere to charmingly make dear life trying to infuse enough nothing. All of these noncomus piss ourselves as Col. Hans of his natural spark to keep Reid mittal things kept happening, Landa in Inglorious Basterds. likable and the stretch shows. It being neither truly engaging Jay Chou might be best must have taken Rogen some nor walkout worthy. Seth Roknown as a Taiwanese pop star, soul-searching to figure out the gen was Seth Rogen caught in but he was also a part of 2006’s proper ratio of comedy to action a B-grade action flick. As an alCurse of the Golden Flower. It to maintain film-homeostasis. ternative, any of you that wish was an instantly gratifying Chi- It looks like in the process he to follow my recommendations nese classic with an impeccable forgot to write compelling and can watch one of the following plot and Chou as Prince Jai. deep characters – the mainstay pairs of movies, back-to-back: In so many capable hands, of any good script. Knocked Up and 3 Ninjas or, why does The Green Hornet Kato, thankfully, maintains Zack and Miri Make a Porno fall so flat? the film’s pulse. I mean if and Double Dragon. Rogen is Britt Reid, play- there’s a pulse, it’s Kato, doing boy son of a seemingly honest justice to the role responsible

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Noise Inspectors By Ben Gifford, The Cauldron A&E Editor British Sea Power Valhalla Dancehall The fourth full-length album from the British rock group is a continuation of the sound on their 2008 effort, Do You Like Rock Music? Valhalla Dancehall is not a stark reinvention, it’s more or a refinement. That’s not to say that the album sounds old or stale, far from it. There’s a raw energy to certain tracks like “Who’s in Control,” “Stunde Null” and the single “Living is So Easy.” It’s apparent here that British Sea Power has carved out a Cage the Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday Cage the Elephant’s breakthrough single “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” got the band a lot of attention, especially when it was featured in the video game Borderlands (and the advertisements for the game). It was one of the few standouts on their 2009 self-titled album, a fairly solid effort, but one that blended together a bit too much. Many of the tracks Cake Showroom of Compassion Showroom of Compassion is Cake’s first album since 2004 and not a whole lot has changed since then. Cake’s songs still often feature monotone, semi-spoken vocals over funky music, and the songs are still every bit as enjoyable. The opening track, “Federal Funding” sets the mood with a funky bassline, carefree drumming, a persistent guitar and repetitive vocals. The following track, “Long Time,” sells the album; it’s one of the best songs that Cake has done. The inclusion of instrumental track “Teenage Pregnancy” is a

niche sound, one that’s unique. On Valhalla Dancehall, the band has added plenty of electronic samples and keyboards to round out their rock roots. Still, the album is slightly disappointing when compared to its predecessor if only for a lack of anthems comparable to “Wavin’ Flags.” Do You Like Rock Music? was such an impressive album (my overall favorite album of 2008) that it has proved a difficult act to follow. Rating: B+ sounded too similar. Thankfully, the band has made up for this on their sophomoric release, Thank You Happy Birthday. There’s a very strong Arctic Monkeys influence in many of the songs (which is great because the last Arctic Monkeys’ album was lacking). In other places, the band has found some inspiration in 90’s grunge (like Mudhoney) and some of the more chaotic sounds of Butthole Surfers. Not to mention there are a few extremely catchy hooks, especially in “Right Before My Eyes,” an anthemic track that screams out for radio play. Rating: B little puzzling and country song “Bound Away” is surprising, though not unwelcome. “Got to Move” could be a They Might Be Giants B-Side, which could be good or bad, depending on the listener’s tastes. The material on S h o w ro o m of Compassion isn’t fresh or unique enough to make the album stand out, but both longtime and casual fans should be able to find enough to make it enjoyable and worth several listens. Rating: B

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Sports Men’s Basketball Falls to Butler, Valpo By Ray Danner, The Cauldron Staff Writer

Winter break didn’t turn out quite like the Vikings men’s basketball team may have hoped. Riding high at 15-1 through New Year’s Day, the Vikings suffered an embarrassing 23-point defeat at the hands of chief rival Butler that put a serious damper on the love fest that’s been slowly growing at the Wolstein center this winter. A six-point loss at Valparaiso was a disappointing follow up to the Butler game and put the Vikings at 4-2 in Horizon League play. 15-3 overall still looks pretty good, but Cleveland State will be judged primarily on how they finish their final twelve games in conference play. While the Vikings have lost their chance to run away with the Horizon League this season, the remaining schedule sets up an interesting inter-conference skirmish to finish the season. Besides, who really expected Butler to be vanquished so easily? Butler was the team of the last decade, but it appears Cleveland State is building a challenger to their throne that could be a consistent threat to Butler’s run of dominance. The Bulldogs from Indianapolis, IN have won eight of the past 11 regular season titles, and they won the Horizon League Tournament four of those years. For those recently aboard the Cleveland State bandwagon, here is how it all breaks down. The good news is that this isn’t college football. The little guys have a chance in college basketball, although the majority of the strength still lies in the BCS

conferences like the Big Ten, with current no. 1 Ohio State and the ACC with perennial contenders Duke and North Carolina. There are 31 conferences in NCAA Men’s Basketball, and all 31 send their conference tourney champion as an automatic bid to the Big Dance. Now that the tournament has expanded to 65 teams, that leave 34 openings for the remaining, or “at large,” bids to have their chance for glory. Remember how TCU went undefeated in football and didn’t get a chance to play for the championship this fall? Well 65 teams are given a legitimate shot at going all the way this March, and that makes the college basketball post-season the best in the country. So where does Cleveland State fit into this at the moment? Well, a tidy run through the conference schedule after dominating non-conference play could have led to a golden ticket via an at-large bid regardless of what happens in the conference tourney. Imagine if Cleveland State had beaten West Virginia on December 18th to run their record to 13-0. That win likely would have propelled the Vikings into the national Top 25, along with which comes perks like national notoriety and feature stories on ESPN.com which could only help keep them in mind come tournament selection time. OK, so they lost a tough game on the road to West Virginia. All is not lost. When the story of the season is complete, the Vikings will also have their RPI ranking to fall back on.

What is the RPI? Unofficially created by Julia Child in 1981, Ratings Percentage Index is one part team winning percentage, two parts opponents winning percentage, and then another part winning percentage of those opponents’ opponents (with a dash of home court advantage and Magic: The Gathering thrown in for fun). It’s a formula only a mad scientist’s mother could love. What is the RPI really? Just another tool to help identify teams that played tough schedules at the end of the year. And how does Cleveland State look at the moment? Great, actually, at 30th overall. What does this all mean? It means the story of the Vikings season is far from over. The mid-season bump in the road may be identified later on as that bit of adversity necessary to force the team to regroup and dedicate themselves to Coach Waters’ defensive schemes all over again. Could it also be the beginning of a slide down to the also-rans of the Horizon League? Maybe, but unlikely. No player in the conference can match senior Norris Cole’s talent and experience, and the post players have shown some real growth throughout the season. The Vikings will know a lot more about where they’re headed after their early February rematches against Valpo and Butler at home. Compared to the Vikings recent history in hoops, jockeying for tournament position into February certainly is a lot of fun.

NFL Playoffs: Patriots, Falcons Fall By Kevin Vargo, The Cauldron Staff Writer So much for home field advantage. The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots fought all season to clinch a number one seed in their respective conferences while amassing a 27-5 record between the two. This weekend, we saw how little it mattered. On Saturday night, Aaron Rodgers went into Atlanta and showed the entire country that he is not only going to step in Brett Favre’s shadow, but he is going to surpass Favre’s marks at Green Bay. Rodgers led the “Pack Attack” to a 48-21 route over the Falcons. While Atlanta did have a 14-7 lead after an NFLrecord 102-yard kickoff return by Eric Weems, it was all Rodgers after that. Rodgers misfired just five times out of 36 pass attempts and he amassed 366 yards and three touchdowns. He had no interceptions, and he even added a rushing touchdown. On the Atlanta side of the ball, Matt Ryan, who is usually spectacular at home, was haunted all game long by the Green Bay “D”. Ryan was just 20 of 29 for 186 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Following an entire week of trash talk and jabs back-and-forth, the Jets and Patriots finally put their talking on the field on Sunday. Many thought the topseeded Patriots would easily take care of the Jets after

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their 45-3 thrashing of them in week 13, but boy were they wrong. The Jets won 28-21 behind an outstanding game from second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez. The win marks the largest turnaround of any team that lost to a team in the regular season by a large margin, and then beat them in the playoffs. The win also marks the first time in 10 seasons that a team has beat the Indianapolis Colts and New England in back-toback weeks. Sanchez had just under 200 yards through the air with three touchdowns and no interceptions an incredibly efficient day. In a game that many Clevelanders probably found hard to watch, the Baltimore Ravens traveled to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. Baltimore held a 21-7 lead at the half, but after some Raven’s dropped passes and questionable calls, the Steelers were able to erase the big lead and win the game 31-24. Ben Roethlisberger was not perfect, but he got the job done as he completed a pass in the end zone to Hines Ward to end the third quarter and notch the score up 21-21. “Big Ben” then led the Steelers on a game winning drive with a minute and thirty left in the game and Rashard Mendenhall punched the winning score in. With decent starting field position to pos-

sibly tie the game back up, the Ravens were unable to gain a yard, as they actually lost eight, and turned the ball over on downs to end the game. Baltimore wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped a first down pass that hit his chest on the fourth-and-18 play. In the final game, the Chicago Bears looked like the Bears of the 80’s as they physically dismantled the Seattle Seahawks. While the Seahawks, fresh off beating the defending Super Bowl champions last week, made the score close in the end, 35-24, the game was owned by the Bears. There is not much to say about the game, as the Bears played better in all phases. Chicago will host rival Green Bay in the NFC Championship and Pittsburgh will host New York in the AFC Championship this weekend. Green Bay and Chicago split the season series this year with both teams winning at home. New York won the only meeting this season at Pittsburgh. Predictions: NFC Championship: Green Bay 27 - Chicago 21 AFC Championship: New York 31 - Pittsburgh 20 Super Bowl: Green Bay 31 - New York 16

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Viking Capsules: Swimming & Diving Winter Break Did Not Stop the Team’s Earlier Momentum Men’s Swimming & Diving -

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The Vikings hosted back-to-back meets against Notre Dame on Friday, and Oakland and Xavier on Saturday. Prior to the weekend, they were ranked 4th in the mid-majors and had a record of 9-1-1. The men lost for the second time this season to the Irish, 162-81. Mark de Swardt and Justin Hill were the only Vikings to take first in an event. The team split Saturday’s meet with a win over Xavier (167.5-63.5) and a loss to Oakland (128-113). First place finishes of the day went to the individual swimmers de Swardt(1000 free, 200 IM and 500 free) and Denni Gasparin (100 breaststroke). The relay team of Hill, Mike Marsico, Alex Lewis, and Berry Thompson won the 200 yard freestyle. Josh Gonzalez had impressive first place finishes in both the 1- and 3-meter events. His scores qualify Gonzalez for the NCAA Zone cut and a chance to compete at the NCAA championships.

The Vikings hosted Duquesne, Oakland and Xavier on Saturday. The women entered the meet with the best start in the program’s history, 11-1. The women lost to Oakland 146.5-96.5. The two wins against Duquesne (151.5-85.5) and Xavier (160-77), improved the team’s record to 13-2. Now, the Vikings are one win short of tying a school record (14 wins). The entire team had solid performances, but Carys Behn (200 free), Alice Sommerville (50 free, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke), and Joanna Olsson (200 IM) were the individual winners of the day. The relay team of Alex Johansson, Behn, Gretchen Hestley, and Christine Kopacko took first in the 200 yard freestyle. Next up is at home against Youngstown and Horizon League competitor, Wright State.

Cavaliers Breaking the Wrong Type of Records By Samah Assad, The Cauldron Staff Writer It was hard not to root for the Cleveland Cavaliers at the start of the season. They had defeated the Boston Celtics in a thrilling season opener that promised the city that they were not going to lie down and die this year. They had touched the .500-mark and in late November they were 7-9, a respectable one at that. Cleveland fans were satisfied, even proud, that their team was not giving up; exceeding the expectations of many doubters who believed the Cavs could be thrown around like a bunch of rag dolls. The Cavaliers are now a stomach-wrenching 8-32, a record that fans never thought they would have to endure, especially after the agreeable start to the season. But fans, and the Cavaliers themselves, are forced to accept that this is rock bottom. On Wednesday, Jan. 11, the Cavaliers suffered their most upsetting result in team history: a loss to the Lakers, 122-57. The records broken with this loss are nothing to be proud of. Losing by an atrocious 55 points marked their largest margin of defeat in the team’s history. They scored just 25 points in the first half and shot only 30 percent from the field. Losing to the Los Angeles Lakers wouldn’t have been all that tough to accept; after all, they are the two-time defending NBA champs. The Cavaliers simply do not match up to their talent, and the Cavs’ roster continues to deteriorate due to the unfortunate injuries to Anderson Varejao, Daniel Gibson, Joey Graham, and Anthony Parker. But forget the excuses; the remaining players could’ve at least competed and put up a good fight. Embarrassing, humiliating, frustrating: words Cavs’ forward Antawn Jamison considered perfect to describe the loss. He could not seem to get his head around the team allowing the game (and season) to get

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so out of hand. “It can’t get any worse than this,” said Jamison. “I don’t know how much of this I can take but this by far is rock bottom.” He also didn’t forget to add that the loss was by far one of the most embarrassing moments he has been a part of in his basketball career. “Fifty-five points? That’s, like, impossible,” the baffled Cavalier continued in disbelief. “We’re professional athletes. How do you lose by 55 points? I don’t care who you’re playing against.” This loss, counted amongst 21 in the last 22 Courtesy: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong The LA Lakers proved to be too much for the Cavs to handle. games played, seems to be a sad tale of ‘same story, difthere are too many games left in the season to just ferent day’. The games are throw in the towel now. Improvement for this ailing no doubt difficult to stomach; it seems to always be a team is crucial, and kicking them when they’re down case of catch-up every night. And with the devastatis just going to lead to more setbacks. ing injury of energy-booster Anderson Varejao, who So where do the Cavaliers go from here? What is out for the rest of the season, it is hard to stand by more can they say or do that hasn’t already been said their plummeting record and look at the brighter side or done? of things. “We have to do some soul searching quick because It’s getting harder and harder to support a team no matter who we play right now they feel like they that isn’t giving all they’ve got and isn’t playing with can beat us,” Jamison admitted. “The frustrating part every ounce of heart and motivation to make up for about it is I know what we got in us. I don’t know, but the obvious lack of talent. Losing by 55 points is something has to change.” inexcusable and unacceptable from a professional If this horrible loss to the Lakers wasn’t the wakebasketball team. up call the Cavs needed, then I don’t know what is. But no matter how hard it is to be supportive,

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