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Cuccinelli talks state politics Va. attorney general addresses more than 400 students, discusses electoral college, social issues By Alia Sharif

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the likely Republican nominee for governor, spoke to Prof. Larry Sabato’s introductory politics class Wednesday. Cuccinelli addressed economic policy and took shots at his likely 2013 opponent.

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican contender in the Virginia governor race, guest lectured at Politics Prof. Larry Sabato’s “Introduction to American Politics” class Wednesday. Sabato began by introducing Cuccinelli, a University alumnus who received a degree in mechanical engineering in 1990, and went on to praise Cuccinelli’s work supporting the University’s Take Back the Night event — an annual event held in support of persons affected by sexual violence.

Cuccinelli first lectured on his responsibilities as attorney general and then opened the floor to students’ questions. He spoke at length about what he believes to be his major accomplishments during his term, including gang violence reduction, fraud prevention for the elderly and cracking down on child pornography. “I heard once that politics is a good thing, and it can be if it is done right,” Cuccinelli said. Students asked Cuccinelli about a range of issues, including proposed changes to how the state distributes electoral votes, paths Please see Cuccinelli, Page A3

U.Va. declared Faculty discuss future No. 1 best value

Sullivan addresses University’s Faculty Senate, Nash fields reform questions

University overtakes Chapel Hill; McDonnell praises Sullivan, BOV, discusses higher education initiative By Kaelyn Quinn

Cavalier Daily Senior Writer The Princeton Review recognized the University as the “Best Value Public College” in the nation in its rankings released Tuesday. The University replaced the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the top ranked school. U n i v e r s i t y s p o ke s p e r s o n Gregor McCance took the ranking as a sign “the University has been doing things right in terms of fiscal management,” he said. The survey evaluates schools

in 30 different areas, including cost of attendance, financial aid and the average debt of graduating fourth years. The University does not face an easy task in creating highquality, affordable education. It must balance tightened budget constraints and the need to provide students with financial aid, quality instruction and research opportunities, McCance said. In addition, the University is often competing with better-funded private institutions, University PresiPlease see Ranking, Page A3

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Faculty Senate Chair George Cohen, above, spoke to University faculty and staff at a meeting in the Harrison Auditorium Wednesday evening. The group heard from Sullivan, who addressed strategic planning initiatives.

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The University took over the number one spot in the Princeton Review’s Best Value ranking, which was released Tuesday.

University President Teresa Sullivan spoke about the University’s strategic planning process at Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting , where she addressed what it meant to be a public university. “I would like to see us a little more aspirational,” Sullivan said. “When you’re already at the top of a lot of ratings, that can be hard. But [we have to ask], how can we still be the school everyone still wants to be at in five years? Ten years?” Sullivan spoke of the need to train a new international generation and of the University’s role in moving higher education forward. “Thomas Jefferson founded this university with the goal to create an educated citizenry, which gives us a clear sense of

tive among recruiters, echoed Sullivan’s calls for modern, relevant education. Commerce Prof. Trey Maxham explained the importance of having an advanced mathematical modeling skill set in today’s financial market . Maxham emphasized the importance of giving University students every possible edge as the finance world shifts from big banks to smaller firms. “Recruiters expressed increasing need for students to have these more advanced skills,” Maxham said. “Students themselves have been coming to [our] faculty and asking for them to offer tools for develop this broader set of skills.” The Faculty Senate also approved a new B.S. degree in astronomy. The program would replace the current B.A. in

purpose today,” Sullivan said. “Increasingly, we will be training not only national but also global leaders.” As the University ventures forward with a partnership with online-learning provider Coursera, Sullivan reaffirmed the school’s commitment to a more personal brand of education. As massive open online courses, or MOOCs, enter the market, Sullivan emphasized the importance of maintaining the value of a degree earned on Grounds. “Not to say we won’t engage with new technology, but the metaphor of the Academical Village tells us about something about the importance of faceto-face learning,” Sullivan said. Faculty Senate members, who at the meeting approved a new quantitative finance track, or concentration, for Commerce School students to stay competi-

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Sullivan absent from gun control petition 350 College Presidents representing 13 percent of public, private institutions, sign firearms safety statement, loophole enters discussion By Emily Hutt Cavalier Daily News Editor A group of 350 college presidents signed a letter to U.S. legislators Monday advocating for gun control reform. The petition follows a week of contention within the Virginia legislature, in which a Senate committee eventually rejected a recent gun control measure designed to close

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the so-called gun show loophole. University President Teresa Sullivan did not sign the document. The group – College Presidents for Gun Safety – formed after the shootings of 26 students and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December. The organization is made up of college presidents

from across the United States of all political affiliations, according to its website. Signers of the letter represent about 13 percent of public and private institution presidents. The organization appeared with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Monday in Washington to advocate for gun control reform. In the letter, the

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). The essence of knowledge lies in emotion, not thought. Throw out your rulebooks. Forget everything you think you know. Focus on what you feel. A Cancer person is your guide.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re good at being mysterious. But if you blend in with the crowd, you’ll never know whether that special someone is really looking at you! Dare to stand out in your own subtle, sophisticated way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Why people aren’t sticking to the schedule is beyond you — it’s all you can do to stop from rolling your eyes like an annoyed teen. Patience, Taurus! Diplomacy and tact win loyalty.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone is looking for a commitment you aren’t ready to give. How can you know what to do when there are all those other options out there you haven’t even tried?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Maybe you don’t have the answer because you’re asking the wrong question. Change your question this afternoon. So-called coincidences take on new meaning, and good things flow to you.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ve already experienced the benefits of being incredibly self-disciplined most of the time. But today, the less you do, the more desirable you are. So don’t try. Who can resist your chic scruffiness?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Imagination will solve what intellect cannot. So those flights of fancy you take this afternoon? Well, they’re more lucrative and productive than any number of errands you could run.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The people around you are a reflective surface for your secret desires. You’re learning what you want by noticing what you give your attention to. Dare to set a goal.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don’t mind a clash here and there — it keeps things interesting. But when loved ones seem to be picking fights all the time, well, that’s just not acceptable. Tonight, get to the root of the problem and fix it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Express your excellent style, regardless of who might be around to praise you. You feel terrific when you look terrific. Romance begins while you’re busy taking excellent care of yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The shift from old to new is exciting and stressful, too. It helps to know that everyone is going through the same thing. The transition is unavoidable — and if you tried to avoid it, you’d be unsuccessful.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 7). This is a year of beautiful and fruitful relationships. This month’s financial decisions pave your future. Challenges in April help you get ready for June’s big opportunity. To meet demands in July, you’ll have to educate yourself. Finances this summer reflect that it was all worth it. You’ve a divine connection with Libra and Aries people. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 45, 22 and 12.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s a way to get what you want and still please the powers that be. But that solution hasn’t been conjured up yet. Ask three other people for opinions. Your open mind is the hero in the end.





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Cuccinelli | Republican critiques opponent McAuliffe Continued from page A1 to economic growth in Virginia and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. One student brought up the issue of marijuana legalization, to which Cuccinnelli did not take a clear stance. “I’m not sure about Virginia’s future [in terms of marijuana legalization],” he said. “But I and a lot of people are watching Colo-

rado and Washington to see how it plays out.” Cuccinelli criticized Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, the likely Democratic nominee. He said McAuliffe had failed to take a strong stance on economic policy. “In my opponent’s economic proposals he’s talked more about taxes,” Cuccinelli said. “When the economy is in the kind of state it is in, we want to be care-

ful with that.” Speaking in a college classroom, Cuccinnelli seized an opportunity to address higher education. “One concern I have is pricing higher education out of the reach of middle class families,” Cuccinelli said. “Making sure students can access an education ... and that’s tied into financial stability.” Brian Coy, a spokesman for the Democratic Party of Virginia, was

disappointed Cuccinelli did not address a 2010 civil investigation he brought against the University about the climate research of then-Assoc. Environmental Science Prof. Michael Mann. “Today’s appearance would have been a great chance for Ken Cuccinelli to apologize for dragging the University into a two-year legal battle in an attempt to harass and intimidate a scientist who refused to yield

his academic freedom to Cuccinelli’s radical viewpoints,” Coy said. Although a student asked Cuccinelli about the Mann litigation, he did not give a full answer, only speaking about the importance of access and choice in education. Cuccinelli was the first in Sabato’s Virginia governor’s series. McAuliffe will speak to the class at a future date.

Ranking | President supports increased state financial help Continued from page A1 dent Teresa Sullivan said. “We are asked to compete with private institutions all the time,” Sullivan said in an interview with The Cavalier Daily last week. “We compete with them for students, we compete with them for faculty, we compete with them for research grants.”

Gov. Bob McDonnell commended University leaders for keeping costs low, while maintaining value. “Last year we saw the lowest average yearly tuition increases at our state colleges and universities in over a decade,” he said in a press release. “I applaud President Teresa Sullivan, Rector Helen Dragas, Vice Rector George

Martin, the U.Va. Board of Visitors and the faculty and staff for their dedication to continuing to make UVa one of the nation’s premier universities.” The governor said he plans to continue expanding Virginians’ access to a college education as outlined in his Top Jobs Act, aiming to award 100,000 more college degrees in the next 15 years.

“Our continued investments in higher education [have been] strengthened through the more than $350 million allocated to higher education in the last two General Assembly sessions,” McDonnell said. Sullivan said last week one of her goals for the upcoming years is to increase faculty salaries to market level. Additional funding from the leg-

islature would go a long way to making that feasible, she said. Though she did not rule out finding money elsewhere in the budget or reaching further into the University’s endowment, she said state funding would help balance the increased enrollment of undergraduates that McDonnell requested in the Top Jobs Act.

Faculty | Profs. approve new Commerce, Astronomy programs Continued from page A1 astrophysics, which department members said would be superfluous with the creation of the new, more intensive B.S. track.

Honor Committee Chair Stephen Nash, a fourth-year College student, also spoke to the Faculty Senate, calling for faculty support as the Committee looks to promote its proposed

Restore the Ideal Act. The proposal, approved by the Honor Committee in January, introduces an informed-retraction option for students accused of honor offenses and moves for

honor trial juries to be made up entirely of elected Committee representatives. Faculty members refrained from commenting on the planned reforms. Instead they

questioned Nash about potential issues surrounding disproportionate racial reporting and the viability of the single sanction. Students will vote on the proposal starting Feb. 25.

Guns | Va. Senate committee rejects closing gun show loophole Continued from page A1 Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a non-profit, pro-gun rights grassroots organization. “Gun control does not work to stop or prevent crime,” he said.

“We have a right to bear arms and by impeding that right, we only make for a more dangerous world.” But such measures appear unlikely to take root in Virginia anyway, said Center for Politics spokesperson Geoff Skelley. He

noted that the gun-show loophole has long been a major point of discussion in the state. “Attempts prior to [recent shootings] and since have always been unsuccessful,” he said. The Virginia Senate Courts of Justice Committee voted 11-3

Monday to reject a measure that would have mandated State Police be available to perform background checks for nondealer sales at gun shows if a party involved in a transaction wants one. “While public pressure can

have some impact on the hopes of various legislative priorities, no matter what the subject matter is, I wouldn’t expect movement on any gun control bill in Virginia,” Skelley said. —Kelly Kaler contributed with reporting.


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Opinion Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Cavalier Daily “For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.” —Thomas Jefferson

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Droning on

Charlottesville City Council’s anti-drone resolution gives experts time to resolve legal, ethical questions Charlottesville City Council Monday evening approved a resolution, 3-2, against unmanned police spy drones. Charlottesville is the first city in the U.S. to pass an anti-drone ordinance. The resolution, penned largely by the Rutherford Institute, a local civil-liberties advocacy group, placed a two-year moratorium on the use of police and government drones within city limits. It also urged the General Assembly to pass regulations limiting drone power. Such regulations include keeping weapons such as tasers and tear gas off drones and prohibiting information collected by drones from being used in court. Council didn’t have to wait long. Virginia lawmakers Tuesday approved a two-year stay on the use of drones by police and government agencies in the Commonwealth. The legislation glided by as smoothly as the aircraft it sought to ban, passing 83-16 in the House of Delegates and 36-2 in the Virginia Senate. Privacy concerns frequently emerge hand in hand with new technologies. Online privacy, for example, has become a major anxiety for many, as the title of one of the University’s computer science course offerings, “Defense against the Dark Arts,” suggests. Passwords only do so much to protect the vast quantities of information — birthdates, credit card numbers, photos — we store online. Fears about digital privacy, however, generally arise from the possibility of one or more private actors, like a hacker, harming us using online tools. Drones steer the debate in a different direction. Critics of drones don’t fear intrusions from other private actors. Instead, they fear abuse of power and an invasion of privacy on the part of government and law-enforcement agencies. Digital-privacy concerns stem from a fear of

online anarchy. Unease about drones derives from a fear of fascism. Some may accuse Council of acting prematurely. But Charlottesville is not responding to a fanciful, nonexistent threat. Though most people associate drones with overseas counterterrorism activity, as many as 30,000 drones may be flying in U.S. airspace by the decade’s end, according to Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA has issued more than 300 drone licenses to government agencies across the U.S., and more are on the way. Drones bring clear benefits. They would help police with search-and-rescue missions, and they provide a safe way to monitor dangerous criminal situations. But before domestic drones evolve into a massive industry, citizens’ privacy concerns must be addressed. Charlottesville’s resolution does not have much bite to it, but it sends a message to state and federal lawmakers: that we need more time to decide how best to integrate drones into our political and legal structures. It is unclear whether Fourth Amendment protections, which guard against unreasonable search and seizure, apply to drones. A 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision held that such protections do not apply to manned airplanes collecting information in public airspace. Whether this ruling extends to unmanned aircrafts is a question that needs to be resolved before we allow scores of drones in domestic airspace. The two-year moratorium on drones passed by Council and the General Assembly will give military and legal experts time to answer certain ethical and legal questions about how domestic drones might affect privacy. Charlottesville was right to move against drones early. We hope other city governments follow suit.

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Featured online reader comment “If informed retraction provides perverse incentives, then doesn’t plea bargaining in the court system do the same? If I am innocent and accused of murder, maybe I should take a five year sentence rather than risk a twenty five year stay. Should we also ban plea bargaining? How about the UJC loophole? If someone is accused of stealing they are also breaking the code of conduct. This puts them at risk of being brought before UJC judges to determine a single sanction ruling over a full honor trial with a random jury. There is nothing inherently wrong with an elected jury system over a random jury system. The former may be more fair since students can collectively choose the type of juries they think are proper for honor trials.”

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Hagel’s dialectic


Chuck Hagel’s willingness to break from conventional, partisan positions makes him a good choice for secretary of defense

S P R E S I D E N T Pentagon of spending too much B a r a c k O b a m a h a s money, claimed the Israel lobby begun his second term, he intimidates lawmakers and has has been working toward not contradicted statements reforming his cabinet after sev- that Israel has committed war eral first-term crimes and that FORREST BROWN members have the United States stepped down. OPINION COLUMNIST has been a “bully.” Some candidates Although none of he’s tapped, such as John Kerry these positions are popular, for secretary of state, have had many run counter to decades of relatively smooth confirmation GOP foreign policy. All of them, proceedings. Others have not. however, speak to the fact that Notable among the latter group Hagel is unafraid to voice his is Chuck Hagel, a former Repub- honest opinion without politics lican senator from Nebraska and party loyalty clouding his who has been nominated for judgement. secretary of defense. Though at It is easy to disagree with Hagel first glance Hagel would seem but impossible to doubt that like a good pick for both parties, he has been unafraid to speak he has faced significant criticism his mind and develop complex from the right throughout his approaches to policy issues most confirmation. Republicans point to controversial positions he has lawmakers approach in cookieheld in the past on Iran, Iraq, cutter fashion. This type of honIsrael, nuclear disarmament and esty makes him a great candimore as proof Hagel is a poor date for secretary of defense, choice for the job. He did not help a position that demands flexhimself by appearing lifeless in ibility when confronting new his confirmation hearing. Nev- situations. If Hagel is willing to ertheless, Hagel is the best pick speak his mind and differ from Obama has made so far for his his own party, he will certainly not be afraid to disagree with new cabinet. Hagel has received a lot of the president when important criticism for controversial inter- foreign policy decisions need to views and statements in his be made. The presence of dispast. He has opposed unilateral senting opinions in the Situation sanctions against Iran and the Room will help keep de facto troop surge in Iraq, accused the party positions on both sides

Hagel is willing to face the fact from dominating policy and will help maintain accountability in that the Pentagon’s budget is far too large, despite that any the Department of Defense. And though Hagel’s positions cuts in defense spending can be may be unpopular, that does political suicide for a GOP lawmaker. Defense not make them accounts for invalid. He “It is easy to disagree about 25 peroften raises with Hagel but impossible cent of federal important points that most to doubt that he has been spending, and Hagel recoglawmakers are unafraid to speak his modern afraid to conmind and develop com- nizes military stratfront because o f p o l i t i c a l plex approaches to policy egies do not pressure. He issues most lawmakers require such mense opposed the approach in cookie-cutter aa nm oi m unt of surge in Iraq, fashion.” money. which was Hagel has widely considmoved away ered to be successful, mostly because he recog- from his critical statements nized that Iraq was a costly, ill- about the Israel lobby and an advised and unnecessary war. interview where he appeared He opposes unilateral sanctions sympathetic to the idea that against Iran because he believes America misuses its power and diplomacy is the best solution. Israel is guilty of war crimes. His statements on Iran are often But all those moments show is questionable; for example, he that Hagel is willing to listen refused to define the Revolution- respectfully to opposing ideas ary Guard as a terrorist organi- and respond thoughtfully rather zation. Iran’s eagerness for his than bombastically like most confirmation is certainly not a politicians. His willingness to positive sign. But maybe having attack the Israel lobby also a secretary of defense with a his- proves he is not attached to past tory of open-mindedness when it policy but rather is willing to comes to Iran is what the execu- question the status quo. The U.S. tive needs to make substantial has given Israel a carte blanche for decades. Though support progress in diplomatic talks.

for Israel is crucial, it cannot be blind, which Hagel recognizes. All of the aforementioned positions are provocative and politically charged, but all of them are legitimate. Hagel will make sure these positions are heard and that politics does not prevent officials from discussing valid policy options. Hagel is certainly not the ideal candidate to take through a confirmation process. He has often appeared unqualified when facing tough questions from GOP lawmakers and has struggled to articulate strong defenses for many of his controversial opinions. His unwillingness to play politics ensures he will suffer in the press, and his attempts at answering questions with nuance and willingness to acknowledge past mistakes can make him appear weak. But these same traits make him an ideal candidate for a cabinet position. A brutally honest, nonpolitical secretary of defense who is willing to take stands on important issues would be a great asset to the United States. Forrest Brown’s columns appear Thursdays in The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at f.brown@

Keeping the faith


Colleges should not chastise religious organizations for practicing faith-based discrimination

AST WEEK, the Univer cies are designed to promote a sity of Michigan de-recog meritocracy by eliminating fac nized the Asian chapter of tors that should not influence a InterVarsity Christian Fellowship person’s success. They embody because the group’s constitution what we all believe on a funrequired leaders to damental level: RUSSELL BOGUE sign a statement of inconsequential faith, a violation OPINION COLUMNIST attributes outside of the university’s your control — non-discrimination policy. such as skin color — should And this is not the first time not inhibit or advance you, InterVarsity — a national orga- compared to your peers. Your nization — has faced trouble on dedication, talents and achievecollege campuses. At Vanderbilt ments should be the benchmark last year, InterVarsity was tar- of your success. Seen in this geted along with other Christian light, non-discrimination poligroups because of faith-based cies are necessary and welcome qualifications for leadership. in any organization. Parading under the banner of But the issue becomes much inclusivity and non-discriminatrickier when religion comes tion, these institutions of higher into play. Unlike skin color, education have been forcing nationality or — many would religious organizations either to compromise their beliefs or leave argue — sexual orientation, the university, and in some cases what you believe is very much they have even compared faith- a conscious choice. Which God based qualifications for leader- you believe in, or whether you ship to racial discrimination. believe in God at all, is more Though the notable incidents accurately compared to your thus far are limited to merely political beliefs or personal two universities, the trend of opinions than to your skin color. harassing religious organizations Therefore, making distinctions is national and must stop before between students based on relimore college campuses experi- gious belief is inherently difference this persecution. The Uni- ent from differentiating based versity of Michigan and Vander- on race or orientation. One is bilt need to make an exception to reasonable and indeed necestheir non-discrimination policy sary for any selective organization; the other is unconstitutionfor religious organizations. To fully understand the issue, ally prejudicial. Even more important is the it is necessary to examine the purpose of non-discrimination historically significant role relirequirements. In the broadest gious organizations have had sense, non-discrimination poli- in the United States. Unlike

secular businesses or civic insti- plied. Religious organizations tutions, religious groups have must have the right to require always been given significant potential leaders to actually constitutional leeway in how share their faith. It strains they operate. The Founders rec- reason to hold that refusing a ognized that faith was a funda- Muslim or atheist a leadership position on mental part of a person’s life, “By undertaking the falsely InterVarsity Fela delicate and ennobling mission of apply- Christian lowship is intensely pering non-discrimination discriminasonal undertaking that in policies into any arena that t o r y i n t h e least. Should many ways requires making distincthe teacher’s defines what tions between students union accept it means to be a human. based on what they believe, a s t o c k b r o Should Religious orgaVanderbilt and the Univer- ker? the Amerinizations are tasked with no sity of Michigan are creat- can Academy less than the ing an environment hostile of Pediatrics forced to care of their to religious expression...” be accept engifollowers’ neers? It is in souls — a far fact far more higher calling than the ephemeral laws reasonable to hold that the and bureaucracies that govern only qualification necessary for our country. To many, ultimate leadership in a religious orgaauthority lies not in secular law nization is to actually believe but in sacred text, and govern- in what the organization stands mental intrusions on their right for. By undertaking the falsely to practice religion freely are affronts to their core beliefs. The ennobling mission of applying recent concession by the Obama non-discrimination policies into administration to exempt reli- any arena that requires making gious institutions from the man- distinctions between students date to pay for employees’ birth based on what they believe, control is an example of how Vanderbilt and the University lightly the government must of Michigan are creating envitread when it comes to the ronments hostile to religious expression and counter to the beliefs of its citizens. In this light, the non-discrimi- nation’s ideals. The ability to nation policies of these univer- regulate and select its leadersities have been grossly misap- ship is a vital function of any


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organization, but especially religious ones. Hamstringing religious groups in their efforts to choose genuinely faithful leaders is simply one step too far. Such policies are doomed to failure. Time and again, religion has survived secular attempts to influence its practice or limit its policies. Secular administrations come and go, nations flourish and collapse, but the human qualities of faith and belief have and will survive all attempts at outside influence. In practice, so-called non-discrimination policies have little effect when applied to religious organizations, as non-Christians aren’t exactly clamoring to lead Christian fellowship groups. In principle, however, these policies represent insensitivity to religious belief and an insult to the freedom of association. By shutting Christian groups off campus, these universities are in fact tarnishing the very ideal of diversity they seek to uphold. Vanderbilt, University of Michigan — you are helping no one. It’s time to give up on idolizing bland, unqualified “acceptance” and instead recognize the right of faith-based groups to require actual faith from their leaders. You’re fighting a losing battle. Russell Bogue’s column appears Thursdays in The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at r.bogue@



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Top Ten Things

That Are Socially Acceptable to Do Now That Punxsutawney Phil Didn’t See His Shadow Spring’s officially around the corner, for once. Here are some budding new ideas. 1. Complain about the cold: Now that January is behind us and spring has an official start date, it’s okay to complain about how cold it is. Hailing from New York, I expected Charlottesville winters to begin in December and end by the time we got back after winter break. This obviously isn’t a thing, evidenced by my 30-minute stops in Newcomb on my way back from the Corner when I’m too cold to make it to my dorm in one straight shot. Now that the end is near, however, let the grumbling begin, because I still can’t feel my hands.

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2. Wear shorts every time it breaks 50 degrees: The tail end of winter means a little too much excitement every time global warming decides to show its face. It’s not snowing? Break out your tee with the frocket! Sun’s out? Show off those legs. Spring is coming early, so why not tan in preparation? Still, don’t go too crazy. Even Phil doesn’t want to see your bikini body quite yet. 3. Drink cold drinks: Out with the holiday drinks, in with the iced ones. Though I am a little out of practice, I used to be able to chug my entire Starbucks drink — venti size — in a minute flat. A questionable talent, maybe, but find me someone who isn’t sick of waiting 10 minutes just to burn their tongue on their coffee. And heaven forbid you wait another minute and half for it to cool down to an acceptable temperature, by then the coffee is cold and your taste buds have been burned for days, all because of that one ambitious sip.


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4. Start planning for Foxfield: Foxfield is, hands down, the biggest and baddest event at the University. There are coolers to be made, meals to be cooked, dresses to be bought and designated drivers to be bribed. If this isn’t a good reason to reignite your love for online shopping, then I don’t know what is. With Boys Bid Night over, this is officially the next big holiday to look forward to, because, clearly, it’s not Valentine’s Day.

5. Layer and un-layer repeatedly: We’ve all been faced with the crippling dilemma of what to wear when it’s cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon. Your first class is at 10 a.m., but your last class is at 4 p.m. Then, add in the predicted 20-degree temperature change throughout the day. Do you commit to the supposed heat and wear shorts first thing in the morning? Or do you sacrifice sweating it out later to be warm in your first class? Let layers become your best friend, because as you tote your parka around all afternoon, you may just lose it. 7. Snag your spot on the Corner: The best place to people watch — after second floor Clemons — is undoubtedly on the Corner. Coveted outside spots at Trinity, Boylan and beyond are undoubtedly hard to come by with the return of warm weather. Get a head start by grabbing a table now, even if your hands end up so cold you can’t pick up your burger. Because really, what’s better than a meal with a side order of judgment from the people passing by? 9. Longer days = longer naps: The more daylight hours there are, the more hours you have to nap. That’s how it works, right? Night hours need to be utilized for important things, such as Mellow pint night and 2 a.m. shame-filled trips to the Castle, and it’s important to have sleep for things like that. It’s a scientific fact that college students shouldn’t be getting any sleep at night, so take advantage of more daytime and get your snooze on.

r a g d E k s A By Sir Edgar Allan Poe Cavalier Daily Overseer

Dear Mr. Poe, There I was, feeling like a new woman as I supped in the Newcomb dining hall, when I realized I was 10 meal swipes down and had 10 extra pounds to show for it. I was so good about fitting in AFC time in the fall, but this semester it seems like I barely have time for homework, let alone working out. Any ideas? Yours, Too Tired for Treadmill


6. Day parties: It’s a known fact that at U.Va., any event is a reason to celebrate. Hurricane Sandy? Girls Bid Day? Boys Bid Day? First final? Last final? Made it to class on time? How better to commemorate these life-changing events than by breaking out the Franzia. A great part about spring, and an early spring at that, is the potential for day parties. Gone are football tailgates, in are “darties” where you can bask in the nice weather and hide any shame behind those cute sunglasses. 8. Smile: Say goodbye to those winter blues. Spring is a thing now, so there’s no reason for that constant grimace. Honestly, you look like the cold just slapped you in the face. There’s a 75 percent chance that girl is in your pledge class: smile at her! There’s a 50 percent chance you met that kid at Boys Bid Night — well, maybe skip the smile on that one. Being friendly is never a bad thing, and the sun only puts people in a good mood. Spread the love and gratitude now that Grounds are thawing from their tundra-like state.

10. Play Groundhog Day: The Movie drinking game It’s only fair to commemorate the triumphs of Punxsutawney Phil by watching a movie named after him. Idea for those of you 21 and up: Each time Bill Murray says the word groundhog, take a drink. After each mention of groundhogs, try to spell the word Punxsutawney. For each time you get it wrong, take a sip of your drink. When you get it right, chug the whole drink because that is impressive. Also take a drink for every time you’ve ever thought that a groundhog is just a fat squirrel, or questioned whether or not seeing a shadow was remotely weather-related. Happy spring, y’all.

Edgar helps poor, outof-shape and parentally oppressed students. What’s not to love?


Dear Too Tired for Treadmill, Dining hall food has the unfortunate tendency to be neither appetizing nor healthy. You get the worst of both worlds as you frantically taste-search throughout Newcomb for something enjoyable. On the plus side, you get to burn off some of the calories desperately wandering around the dining hall for something you actually want to eat. Try to opt for a salad or wrap instead of some of the greasier options the dining hall has to offer. And though you may not be able to fit in time to go to the gym, there are a lot of ways you can get a workout in without having to fight 20 people for an elliptical machine at the AFC. Walk to class instead of taking the bus, and for all you party animals out there — go hard on the dance floor next Friday. Not only will you rage like a star, but you’ll start to look like one too. Power through, Edgar

Dear Destitute in Dorms, As desperate as we all are to escape to the Corner for some variety, it can start to add up if you are also paying for a dining plan. Luckily, U.Va. Dining opts for quantity over quality, so you have a lot of different dining options on Grounds. Suggest meeting up at O-Hill brunch for your next get together instead of venturing all the way to Bodo’s – few people turn down O-Hill brunch. Offer to guest swipe your upperclassman friends into a dining hall for lunch; they’ll be able to reminisce about old times and they’ll thank you for reminding them exactly why they opted out of a meal plan as soon as second year rolled around. No need to go far to spend time with friends, especially when the dining halls are just minutes from your dorm. And who knows? Maybe Double Swipe Dean will join your next dinner rendezvous. You can’t get much luckier than that. Swipe on, Edgar

Dear E, I was pretty good about minding my money last semester, but this semester I find I’m running way over budget. I wanted to get to know some new people, but it turns out that means a lot more lunching on the Corner and a lot less balancing of my checkbook. How can I still go out with friends and not wind up in debtors prison? Thanks, Destitute in Dorms

Dear Edgar, My mom keeps calling. And calling. I try to talk to her at least once a week, but sometimes I just am too busy to launch into an hourlong talk about laundry. How can I tell my mom I need some space without hurting her feelings? I do like talking to her, but I’d rather it be on my own terms. Always, Drama with Momma


Dear Drama, The problem with calling on your own terms is, as the semester goes on, you’ll get busier and busier and have less and less time to chat. If you only call when you feel like it, you may not end up talking for weeks ­— and we both know Mama Bear isn’t having that. Try resolving to talk on the phone for those 15 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays as you walk to class. This way, she gets to hear your voice often enough, but you have a built-in excuse to keep things brief. Good luck, Edgar

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Coach Mike London welcomes 21 student-athletes to Virginia’s football program on National Signing Day despite controversial offseason By Zack Bartee

Cavalier Daily Senior Associate Editor After a tumultuous offseason for the Virginia football program marked by the termination of four coaches, the transfer of junior quarterback Michael Rocco and the departure of offensive coordinator Bill Lazor for the Philadelphia Eagles, Cavalier fans finally have something to cheer about. Wednesday, coach Mike London announced that 21 student-athletes signed national letters of intent for the 2013 season, joining linebacker LaChaston Smith, who enrolled in the University in January to make up the team’s 2013 recruiting class. Despite massive turnover on the coaching staff that included the introduction of new coordinators on both offense and defense, Virginia managed to keep all of its original commitments from recruits. “Obviously coaches build a particular relationship with young men and we pride ourselves on building those type of relationships,” London said. “And when coaches have moved on or are

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gone, then you have to make sure that you fill that void quickly with quality men … The guys that had to keep [the recruiting class] together, I thought, did a fantastic job of doing so.” The 2013 class, ranked No. 27 by Rivals, is headlined by Parade All-American and five-star running back recruit Taquan “Smoke” Mizzell. He is the Cavaliers’ first five-star commit since current Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Eugene Monroe of Al Groh’s 2005 recruiting class. Ranked as the No. 5 running back and No. 29 player nationally by Rivals, Mizzell finished his senior season at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach with 1,231 rushing yards, over 2,000 allpurpose yards and 39 touchdowns. “I think from a talent standpoint, [Mizzell’s] a great young man once you get a chance to know him,” London said. “I know he’s a young man that proved that he belongs here and that he can do well here in this academic environment [and] athletic environment and we’re looking forward to having him up here.” Please see Football, Page B2

Cavs seek redemption

MEN’S BASKETBALL Junior forward Akil Mitchell has been a steady force for the Cavaliers in the post, averaging 12.4 points and 9.1 rebounds in a breakout season. The Charlotte, N.C. native ranks 21st in the ACC in scoring and third in rebounding.

Team looks to bounce back after loss to Georgia Tech, get even against Clemson By Peter Nance

Cavalier Daily Associate Editor The Virginia men’s basketball team’s matchup tonight against Clemson presents an opportunity to earn two different types of redemption. The Cavaliers will look to avenge a 15-point road loss to the Tigers they suffered earlier this season, and perhaps more importantly, they will attempt to erase memories of Sunday’s stunning collapse against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. While a win will do nothing to erase those two blemishes from a mostly impressive resume,

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Virginia faces home challenge

a victory would set the right tone as the team heads into the second half of its ACC schedule. The Achilles’ Heel as of late for the Cavaliers (15-6, 5-3 ACC) has been an inability to convert on offense. The team has been plagued all year by lengthy scoring droughts and they still have not found a consistent solution — Sunday saw Virginia suffer yet another offensive breakdown. Coach Tony Bennett’s squad went nine minutes in the second half without making a field goal, watching a ninepoint lead become a five-point deficit. More often than not, the

By Kerry Mitchell

The Virginia women’s basketball team certainly has been impressive at home this season, winning nine of 11 games including its first four in ACC play. Following a disappointing 65-62 loss to Georgia Tech last Sunday in Charlottesville, however, the team faces its toughest test yet Friday against No. 4 Duke at John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia (14-7, 6-4 ACC) will look to recover after squandering a 29-22 halftime lead against the Yellow Jackets. After the break, Georgia Tech adapted and overcame Virginia’s defensive pressure, shooting 44.1 percent on 34 second-half field goal attempts. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Cavaliers 44-33 in the second period to earn just their third win in ACC play. In the loss, senior forward Telia


McCall provided a small silver lining with a career-best performance. McCall scored 28 points and connected on 16-of-17 free throw attempts to keep the team competitive. She also scored eight straight points after her team fell behind 56-51 with six minutes remaining to help the Cavaliers regain the lead. Virginia would score just three more points over the final 3:56 as their offensive woes proved fatal in the losing effort. Junior guard Ataira Franklin also had a solid performance on both ends of the floor, adding 15 points, two steals, a block and six rebounds. The Cavaliers also excelled in free throws in the game, completing 31-of-35 attempts and scoring half of their total points from the line. However, they shot Please see W Basketball, Page B2

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Early season test awaits Boar’s Head Sports Club hosts ITA National Team Indoor Championship No. 43 freshman Stephanie Nauta helped Virginia claim a 5-2 dual match victory against No. 47 Virginia Commonwealth Feb. 1 while competing alongside fellow freshmen No. 4 Julia Elbaba and Maci Epstein as the top singles players.


Coach Joanne Boyle prepares squad for Friday matchup against her alma mater fourth-ranked Duke Cavalier Daily Senior Writer

problem has been poor shooting rather than poor shot selection. “We had a couple forced shots in there, but besides those, the quality of the shots as I watched that, I can’t complain about it,” Bennett said. “I thought there were some good looks, again, some offensive rebounds, some point-blank ones that they either made a heck of a block or we just missed.” For the season, Virginia is fourth in the ACC in field goal shooting at 45.4 percent, yet they are averaging a league-worst

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By Matthew Morris

Cavalier Daily Associate Editor This Friday, 16 of the country’s top women’s tennis programs will converge on the courts of Charlottesville’s Boar’s Head Sports Club. They will hail from such homes as Los Angeles, Durham, Tuscaloosa and College Station, and their individual players will represent an even wider territory. These entrants will compete over

the weekend and into Monday, when one team will be emerge victor of the ITA National Team Indoor Championship. The No. 12 Virginia (1-0, 0-0 ACC) women’s tennis team will not be nearly as road-weary as its peers. This tournament, which coach Mark Guilbeau likened to an early season version of May’s NCAA Championship, will be held on the Cavaliers’ home courts. Given the talent of Virgin-

ia’s first round opponent — the No. 4 USC Trojans (5-0, 0-0 Pacific 12) — Guilbeau recognizes the importance of familiarity and crowd support for his team. “You know, their ranking may be higher than ours, but I definitely think you always benefit from being at home,” Guilbeau said. “And especially the indoor climate, so to speak, will likely Please see W Tennis, Page B2

Cavs prepare for regular season matchup

No. 11 wrestlers host Appalachian State (6-5, 3-2 Southern), Old Dominion (10-6, 5-0 CAA), look to extend four-game winning streak By Lindsey Cherpes Cavalier Daily Senior Writer

The No. 11 Virginia wrestling team welcomes Appalachian State and Old Dominion this weekend for its final regular season matches as it looks to extend a four-game winning streak and gain momentum before postseason play. The Cavaliers (13-3, 4-1 ACC) earned a thrilling 21-19 win over

Maryland Feb. 1 in College Park, thanks in part to bonus points awarded to redshirt sophomore Joe Spisak, redshirt senior Jedd Moore and redshirt sophomore Nick Sulzer. That victory was the team’s first against the Terrapins in College Park since 2005. “Maryland always gives us fits,” coach Steve Garland said after the match. “They are very tough, very well coached, and it’s a big win for us. At the same

time, the next competition is the biggest competition.” That competition will come against Appalachian State (6-5, 3-2 Southern) and Old Dominion (10-6, 5-0 CAA) Saturday and Sunday respectively. The Monarchs recently had a five matche winning streak halted by then No. 12 Central Michigan with a 25-6 drubbing Feb. 3. Appalachian State, meanwhile, has dropped three straight contests


despite starting the season 4-0. “They’re both tough teams with tough guys,” Moore said. “It will be a great way to finish out the season.” Virginia has faced some of the premier teams in the nation this season, including a statement win against then No. 9 Central Michigan on Jan. 12 and two losses to in-state rival No. 7 Virginia Tech. Saturday, the Cavaliers will face a Mountaineer

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team with a less than impressive record, but Garland said they will treat the match as seriously as possible. “You’ve got to approach everyone like they’re a national champ because you won’t get any better if you don’t,” Garland said. Old Dominion, who has bounced in and out of the top-25 Please see Wrestling, Page B2




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What to watch for this weekend Away:

Friday, 3:30 p.m., Women’s Tennis vs. U.N.C. Friday, 7 p.m., Women’s Basketball vs. Duke Saturday, Time TBA, Women’s Tennis @ ITA National Team Indoors Saturday, 1 p.m., Wrestling vs. Applachian State Sunday, Time TBA, Women’s Tennis @ ITA National Team Indoors Sunday, 1 p.m., Wrestling vs. Old Dominion

Friday-Saturday, Time TBA, Track & Field @ Husky Classic in Seattle, WA Friday, 9 a.m., Softball vs. Robert Morris in Buies Creek, NC Friday, 5:00 p.m., Track & Field @ VT Elite Meet in Blacksburg, VA Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Women’s Lacrosse @ Penn Spring Fling Scrimmages in Philadelphia, PA Saturday, 5:00 p.m., Track & Field @ VT Elite Meet in Blacksburg, VA Saturday, 8:40 p.m., Softball vs. St. Bonaventure in Buies Creek, NC Saturday, 8:40 p.m., Softball vs. George Washington in Buies Creek, NC Sunday, all day, Women’s Golf @ UCF Challenge in Sorrento, FL Sunday, 1 p.m., Men’s Basketball @ Maryland in College Park, MD Sunday, 2 p.m., Women’s Basketball @ Virginia Tech in Blacksburge, VA

Football | London: 2013 class ‘filled with quality, depth’ Continued from page B1 Mizzell’s Virginia career got off to a rocky start. In January, while on his official visit, Mizzell was arrested in Charlottesville and charged with underage possession of alcohol. “The matter with ‘Smoke’ — as we call him — was a matter handled by the University and the athletic department,” London said. “It’s a matter that also that I’ll be handling internally with the team and making sure that situations like that don’t occur again.” The Cavaliers also snagged a pair of four-star defensive backs in Tim Harris and Kirk Garner, ranked No. 14 and No. 29 nationally at the cornerback position respectively. Along with safety commit Malcolm Cook, ranked as the No. 19 recruit in Virginia, Harris and Garner will add depth to a Virginia secondary that recorded only four interceptions in the 2012 season, tied for last in the ACC with Maryland.

“I think when you look at Malcolm and Kirk and you look at Tim Harris, there are playing opportunities for all these players,” London said. “And we’ll see how things shake out with the players that we have in our systems and in the type of scheme that [defensive coordinator Jon] Tenuta will employ. But we’re glad to have those three, that’s for sure.” The rest of the Virginia defense, which graduated defensive tackle and co-captain Will Hill, defensive ends Bill Schautz and Ausar Walcott and linebackers Steve Greer and co-captain LaRoy Reynolds, also received good news Wednesday. The Cavaliers netted defensive tackles Donta Wilkins and Tyrell Chavis, defensive end Jack English, inside linebacker Micah Kiser and outside linebackers Zach Bradshaw and Connor Wingo-Reeves, in addition to the early-enrollee Smith. “It’s truly a class that is filled with quality, depth and a lot of players

that can be provided opportunities to play right away,” London said. “It met specific needs that we had, particularly at the offensive line position.” To fill the needs on the offensive line, Virginia added four tackles and one guard. Tackle Sadiq Olanrewaju, who ranks No. 3 in the state of Connecticut, and guard Jack McDonald, who ranks No. 4 in Massachusetts, headline the new class of offensive linemen, although the Cavaliers also added two last minute guards commitments from Eric Tetlow and George Adeosun. Tetlow called London around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday to inform him of his commitment, while Adeosun picked Virginia over many other top FBS programs. “When you look at Virginia and you look at the past linemen that have been here, you look at success,” London said. “And the interesting thing with George Adeosun is like he blew up overnight ... He

left our visit and then Purdue, Oklahoma [showed interest]. He said he was getting on the plane to go to Arizona State visit, and before he got on the plane, Georgia had offered him [a scholarship] and later on Tennessee [did as well].” Six other offensive skill players rounded out the Virginia recruiting class. All three wide receivers, Andre Levrone, Zack Jones and Keeon Johnson, are ranked among the top 30 prospects in their respective states, with Levrone ranked No. 47 nationally at receiver. Jones, the younger brother of former Virginia running back Perry Jones, is described as “an all everything, utility guy” by London. Virginia added two three-star signal callers to the roster in Corwin Cutler, the nation’s No. 22 pro-style quarterback prospect and Virginia’s No. 14 overall recruit, and Brendan Marshall, Maryland’s No. 21 prospect. Of the top 30 recruits in the state

of Virginia, the Cavaliers were able to snag seven, while Virginia Tech took 11. However, of the state’s four five-star recruits, Mizzell was the only one to remain in-state. Half of the Cavaliers’ 22 commitments hail from inside the state, including six from the Richmond region and three from the Tidewater region. This year marks the third straight year under London that Virginia’s recruiting class has been ranked in the top 30 by Rivals. Now that the class of 2013 is all but finalized, the program is alreading looking ahead to the class of 2014. But most of the Cavaliers’ focus will now be on a brutal 2013 schedule that features eight home games, including matchups against Oregon, BYU and Clemson. “We embrace the fact that the schedule is very challenging,” London said. “And to a player — not just particularly on our team, but even with the recruits ... they’re excited about that.”

M Basketball | Cavs seek JPJ record 13th straight victory Continued from page B1 62.5 points per game. The Virginia freshmen have been counted upon to provide much of the scoring punch — forwards Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey and guard Justin Anderson each rank among the top six on the team in scoring. Breakout games by those freshmen have helped spur each of the team’s last three wins, including a five 3-pointer outburst by Nolte against Virginia Tech, a 14-point second-half performance by Anderson against Boston College and, most recently, a 13-point, seven rebound showing by Tobey against N.C. State. Sunday, however, no freshmen stepped up with a star performance in the 66-60 loss to the Yellow Jackets. With Mike Scott taking his refined post offense

to the Atlanta Hawks, then-sophomore guard K.T. Harrell and then-freshman forward James Johnson electing to transfer last season and sophomore guard Malcolm Brogdon out for this season with a foot injury, Bennett does not have the luxury of relying on proven veterans. Instead, he must depend upon the energy of freshmen who are just beginning to prove that they belong in college basketball. “We count on big contributions out of each one of them,” junior guard Joe Harris said. “If [redshirt freshman guard] Teven [Jones] is only playing a couple minutes or he’s playing 25, we expect the same thing out of him night in and night out. That goes for all of them.” Thursday night’s visitors, the Tigers (12-9, 4-5 ACC), bear many similarities to the defensive-

minded Cavaliers. Clemson trails only Virginia in the ACC in scoring defense, allowing just 58.0 points per game, but also ranks next-to-last in scoring offense at 64.4 points per game. The Tigers lead the conference in blocked shots with 107 and play a very physical style of defense, a quality that propelled them to a 59-44 win against the Cavaliers Jan. 12. In addition, the Clemson duo of senior forwards Milton Jennings and Devin Booker — the younger brother of Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker — pulverized the Cavaliers inside for a combined 36 points, 20 rebounds and three blocked shots. The Tigers made 10-of-13 second-half field goals and outscored Virginia 35-24 in the period. “They had a lot of point-blank

shots,” Bennett said. “Booker, he’s hard to handle, and Jennings was stretching you from three, so they had you both ways. And again, they were more physical than us and got the ball to the spots they needed.” Virginia will likely need strong performances from its big men to counter Booker and Jennings. Junior forward Akil Mitchell and Tobey will be key with sophomore forward Darion Atkins still severely limited by a shin injury. Mitchell’s consistency in the post has stabilized Virginia’s front line, and he is averaging 12.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season. Tobey, however, followed up his breakout performance against physical N.C. State with a one-point, two rebound dud against Georgia Tech. Despite not having Atkins at full

strength this time around, the Cavaliers have one clear advantage for Thursday’s rematch against the Tigers: the game will be played in Charlottesville. Virginia has won 12 straight at John Paul Jones, matching an arena record set in 2007. However, the Cavaliers have just one in-conference road win, a 74-58 victory in Blacksburg Jan. 24. “I think you feed off your crowd and the energy it can give you, but the good teams, when you go on the road you can’t rely on those kind of momentum swings, those kind of energy swings from the crowd,” Bennett said. “You’ve got to be able to have that in yourself, manufacture that and be so sound, and that’s what hasn’t happened for us on the road, and it is certainly hard enough at home.” Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

W Basketball | Duke’s plus 26.7 scoring margin leads ACC Continued from page B1 just 34.9 percent from the field for the game and committed 19 turnovers compared to six assists. “I think part of the problem against Georgia Tech is that they fouled us every possession,” coach Joanne Boyle said. “It was hard to get into a rhythm offensively.” Boyle and the Virginia offense will not get much of a break against Duke, who has played superb defense this season and is allowing an ACC-best 50.4 points per game. However, the Cavaliers can take

some solace in knowing that Duke fits well with their style of play. “Duke’s style is more conducive to how we play,” Boyle said, “Halfcourt man-to-man, or matchup zone. They’re just a different style.” The Cavaliers may feel more comfortable on offense against the Blue Devils (20-1, 9-0 ACC), but few teams have been able to contend with Boyle’s alma mater. Duke is coming off an impressive 84-63 win against No. 11 North Carolina., in which Blue Devil junior guards Chloe Wells and Tricia Liston posted a career-high 18 and 15 points respec-

tively. Overall, the Blue Devils are averaging 77.1 points per game, good for second best in the ACC, and have a scoring margin of plus 26.7 points per game. “They’re a really good team,” Boyle said. “They shoot the ball well. They try and put you in uncomfortable situations, so today we just worked a little bit on us on man and kind of went over their stuff. They have four great scorers, and really their fifth person on the floor can score too, so really we have to take two out their five big scorers away, and make them take tough shots.”

Boyle is very familiar with the Blue Devils program. She was a four-year letter winner at Duke and then spent 1993-2002 working as an assistant coach under coach Gail Goestenkors. In that time, Duke enjoyed eight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet-16 each of her final five seasons at the university. Virginia has competed in the NCAA tournament eight times since 2000, but is still looking for its first appearance under second-year coach Boyle. Last season, the team missed out on a bid because of its

lack of statement conference wins, making Friday’s matchup against Duke that much more critical in light of the team’s setback loss to Georgia Tech. “We’re just going to capitalize on what we do well,” McCall said. “Keep attacking. We’re not going to go backwards; just be aggressive.” After facing Duke, the Cavaliers will travel to Blacksburg to face Virginia Tech Sunday. The Hokies (7-14, 1-9 ACC) fell at John Paul Jones Arena 52-48 Jan. 3, and Virginia is 37-10 all-time against Virginia Tech.

W Tennis | Tournament will feature 16 of top 21 teams nationally Continued from page B1 favor us a bit, so I hope that can be a little positive for our kids and we can take advantage of it. They don’t get much of a chance to play indoors out there [in Southern California].” The tournament schedule lists the start time for the Virginia-USC match at 3:30 p.m., but the exact start time will depend on when other matches finish. A delay of any length, however, will not diminish the Cavaliers’ eagerness to step onto the court to begin play in this highly anticipated tournament. “Many of the players that I’ve coached and many of the teams that I’ve coached — some of our

greatest memories and greatest experiences have come through the National Team Indoors,” Guilbeau said. “You know, it’s just a great way to start the semester and build into a strong, strong season, and it’s kind of that time of year when everyone’s getting going and there’s a lot of excitement.” The tournament will be decided as much by stamina as by skill. Each of the 16 teams in the tournament rank among the top-21 teams in the nation, meaning the eventual winner will need the fortitude of body and mind to battle against equally talented opponents. “You’ll learn a lot about your team from the standpoint of being able to bounce back,” Guilbeau said. “You know, whether it’s a win

or a loss, being able to come back and repeat that kind of effort for three days minimum … The team that ultimately wins will be a team that does that for four straight days. So, there’s a lot of value in that. It can make you a lot stronger physically, mentally, emotionally — all across the board.” The weekend will provide the youthful Cavaliers with valuable learning experience. In the team’s 5-2 dual match victory against No. 47 Virginia Commonwealth last week, three freshmen — No. 4 Julia Elbaba, No. 43 Stephanie Nauta, and Maci Epstein — competed at Nos. 1-3 singles. The trio will likely remain in the starting lineup this weekend when No. 44 junior Li Xi returns from illness.

“[I’m] just kind of gauging their excitement level and how much they’re appreciating the opportunity and looking forward to playing,” Guilbeau said. “So far that’s been pretty strong, especially from a young group, so that’s first, and then, you know, for all of these teams it’s still early in the season, so you’re still learning a lot about your team, and I don’t think that ever stops, but you’re still probably answering some of the questions that you may not have to answer later in the season.” Guilbeau also expressed his gratitude to former Virginia standout Amanda Rails and the Boar’s Head Sports Club — specifically club manager James Neiderer —for allowing his team to host the tour-

nament. Rails and the Boar’s Head made generous donations to bring the event to Virginia for the second straight year. With a win against USC, the Cavaliers would play either No. 8 North Carolina or No. 13 Texas A&M on Saturday at 3:30. No. 3 Duke is favored in Virginia’s half of the draw, and No. 2 UCLA is the tournament’s top seed. The Florida Gators, ranked No. 1 and the defending NCAA Champions, will not participate in the event. The Cavaliers’ quest to emerge victorious against a star-studded field begins Friday. “You know, we’re underdogs in this one, but I think that we’re ready to give it a good shot,” Guilbeau said.

Wrestling | Wrestler of the Week Spisak, U.Va. ride four-game streak Continued from page B1 national rankings this season, will likely provide a tougher test for Virginia. The Cavaliers have defeated the Monarchs each of the past two seasons by a combined score of 56-14, but Old Dominion pulled off a 21-18 upset against Virginia in 2009. “ODU is another team that

always wrestles us tough,” Garland said. “Frankly, we have to be ready to go because they have tough individuals all up and down the lineup.” With both the Cavaliers and Monarchs performing reletively well at this point in the season, this weekend will likely provide another tightly contested duel. “We have a nice history with

Old Dominion,” Moore said. “They always bring tough guys.” The Cavaliers’ recent four game win streak has given the squad momentum heading into the season’s final stretch. Virginia is anxious to begin postseason play but is also staying focused on taking care of its final regular season matches. “I hope we stay focused and


stay healthy,” Moore said. “It’s tough not to look ahead, but you can’t help but think about how exciting the end of the year is.” One player who has been key to building the team’s recent success is Spisak, who was given the nod as ACC Wrestler of the Week for his pin against Maryland sophomore Shane Arechiga . Spisak, who just recently

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returned from an injury, joined No. 16 redshirt junior Jon Fausey as one of two Cavaliers to receive the honor this season. “Joe [Spisak] has always been the spark plug,” Moore said. “He is very energetic, and a very talented wrestler.” The matches will take place this Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. in Memorial Gymnasium.


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The Sound of Movie Musicals: Cinema’s sing-songy show-stoppers

by conor sheehey Once upon a time, musicals were the bread and butter of Hollywood filmmaking. With massive box-office figures and sturdy critical appeal, songand-dance spectacles such as Anchors Aweigh and Kiss Me Kate lit up the big screen throughout the ‘40s and ‘50s. That said, when rock-and-roll music took over the airwaves and the so-called “New Hollywood era” of the late 1960s and ‘70s began, traditional movie musicals seemed outmoded and irrelevant. Rather than resort to escapist fantasies a la The Wizard of Oz, audiences elected to confront unpleasant realities at the Cineplex. Once the domain of singing priests and dancing pirates, the musical genre began to take on tough topics like addiction, abuse, mental illness and murder in such dark classics as Tommy (1975) and All That Jazz (1979). But even these sorts of gems became a rarity before long, and by the time A Chorus Line (1985) and Newsies (1992) crashed and burned on the big screen, it was clear that the golden age of the movie musical had passed. Even so, the Hollywood machine has dished out at least a small handful of solid musical films in the past few decades and the magic of Netflix has brought some old standouts to the fore once again. Last year’s Les Miserables is by all counts a disaster, but in honor of the musical frenzy that the film has inspired in audiences across America, A&E offers up its list of the five finest musical films to grace the silver screen in cinematic history. 5. Evita (1996) In some ways, this bombastic Andrew Lloyd Webber extravaganza-turnedMadonna star vehicle makes for an uncomfortable movie-watching experience. The film’s lack of spoken dialogue and its overwhelmingly opulent production design make most of the characters seem distant and unrelatable, and the twohours-plus runtime borders on oppressive. But Madonna’s ferociously energetic turn as the frighteningly ambitious Eva Perón brings the entire project to life and provides enough intimacy and nuance

nificent film. 3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Adapting Broadway musicals to the big screen can prove problematic, in large part because sprawling ensemble pieces and wide-but-not-deep plots tend to play much better on stage than they do at the cinema. In the case of Sweeney Todd, however, Tim Burton has resolved these issues with ease, stripping down the score and story line to cast his gaze aptly on the play’s emotional core: the demon barber ’s vengeful quest and the tragic Mrs. Lovett’s undying passion for Todd. Thanks to Burton’s focused direction, outstanding performances across the board and a haunting visual style, the clever stage satire has become a cinematic masterpiece. 2. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) As the saying goes, “they don’t make ‘em like they used Courtesy Paramount to.” The unbridled optimism and earnest good nature of this to engage the audience, even during the movie’s slow stretches. In addition, Web- uproariously funny classic may be absent ber’s score is a revelation; running the from mainstream filmmaking today, but gamut from soft lullaby to strident military nothing about Singin’ in the Rain feels march, the music both enhances Eva’s remotely dated. From start to finish, this emotional arc and mirrors her historical film is a breath of fresh air, and to call its rise and fall. For a film that focuses largely famed ballet sequence one for the ages is on the shallow fragility and artifice behind an understatement. 1. The Sound of Music (1965) so-called icons and heroes, Evita offers up The prevailing cynicism of the day may a surprising level of depth and sensitivity. have made it fashionable to mock Rod4. Going My Way (1944) Though some audiences and critics have gers and Hammerstein for their allegedly been quick to commend Tom Hooper for “cheesy” and “unrealistically upbeat” his allegedly daring decision to have his musical output, but a quick look at this actors sing live on camera for Les Mis, 1965 masterwork should set even the nastithis strategy was, by virtue of necessity if est critic straight. Taking on such weighty nothing else, common practice until very themes and topics as nationalist fervor, recently. The difference, of course, is that conflicts of loyalty, interclass relationunlike Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, ships, the uncertainty of the ideal Christian et al, old-school actors could actually per- life and the value of family, this Broadform well without digital polishing and way adaptation features one of the most the like. With a wonderful ‘old way v. new moving and well-acted love stories in film way’ story and a handful of terrific tunes history, but also moves boldly and fearsung stunningly by the incomparable Bing lessly into messy, controversial territory. Crosby, Going My Way marks the pin- The Sound of Music is what every movie nacle of the so-called ‘live-singing’ practice. musical should aspire to be, and we can Moreover, this Oscar-winner proves that only hope that the future will bring more sincerity and emotional exploitation, if films of this sort — and fewer ‘miserable’ played appealingly, can make for a mag- Tom Hooper train wrecks.

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by jamie shalvey Few films grab my attention for a full two hours, but The Impossible accomplishes this feat with ease. Based on the true story of a Spanish family on vacation in Thailand during the devastating 2004 tsunami, the movie hits the difficult balance between realism and brilliant cinematography. The story follows the family as it is ripped apart by the disaster, focusing on the sheer power of the human spirit as a mother finds her son, a husband searches for his wife, and a boy is reunited with his younger brothers. To say The Impossible is a tearjerker would be a vast understatement. Naomi Watts plays the boys’ mother, Maria, with bravery in the face of injury and loss. Even as wounds cripple her body, her spirit and hope remain. During the scene where the tsunami hits, the fearful viewers sit on the edge of their seats anxiously waiting to

know what will happen next. When Maria and her oldest son Lucas (Tom Holland) reconnect, everyone breathes a quick sigh of relief until they realize that the rest of the family remains separated. The integrity of this film is found in each actor as he demonstrates the intensity and truth found in these deep characters. The audience can’t help but feel the characters’ pain and joy — even to the point of crying along with them. Holland, just 15 years old during filming, redefines the role of loyal son. While aiding his mother’s recovery, his true colors shine through. Despite Holland still being a vulnerable boy afraid of seeing blood, he finds the strength to help his mother as she battles her injuries. Watts, nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Maria, plays her role alongside Holland superbly as she vigorously fights against outside forces. Her on-screen hus-

�ilm Not much love for ‘Amour’

by conor sheehey Every once in a while, a foreign art house film comes along and manages to break into the mainstream movie market. When this happens, it’s usually thanks to the film’s socially relevant themes or intellectually demanding — but rewarding — storyline . More often than not, these non-traditional plot sequences offer unsatisfying endings and scenes of intense suffering to drive home a message. For better or for worse, Michael Haneke’s Amour falls short in these respects, failing to achieve those traits for which art cinema is best known. Known primarily for his probing and often painful examinations of the dark side of the human condition, Haneke has made a lucrative career out of torturing his characters — and in turn, his audiences — with scenes and images of psychological horror and brutal emotional violence. Rather than push the crowds away, however, this seemingly sadistic method has served as an alluring hook, especially for viewers who long to be shocked and disturbed. Haneke films like 2001’s The Piano Teacher and 2009’s The White Ribbon work well precisely because they make us shudder in our seats and fear for the fates of those on screen. In this sense, Amour, which recounts an unnerving tale of aging and inevitable death, would seem like a perfect project for the Austrian director. French film legends Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva star as Georges and Anne, two happily married charmers who appear to be settling gracefully into the peace and quiet of old age. The couple’s pleasant life begins to fall apart early in the film, however, as a failing mind and a botched surgery slowly lay waste to Anne’s initially vital physical condition. As Georges devotedly cares for his wife until the very

end, fleeting visits by the pair’s daughter (played by the incomparable Isabelle Huppert) and Anne’s former pupil Alexandre (played by real-life pianist Alexandre Tharaud) serve only as reminders of the couple’s own lost youth. Unlike the rest of Haneke’s repertoire, however, Amour never allows bleakness and cynicism to win out. As the film’s title indicates, love, rather than bitterness or resentment, ultimately triumphs in Georges and Anne’s marriage, even though this ‘amour’ sometimes manifests itself in untraditional ways. The film functions more as a sensitive portrait of a devoted couple than as a menacing assault on the emotions of its central characters and its audience. It’s a shame, though, that this sensitive portrayal ultimately amounts to such a painful snoozefest. In the past, Haneke has gotten away with extremely deliberate pacing, largely because the sinister undertones of most of his films make even the slowest of scenes creep along with subtle intensity and intrigue. Here, in the absence of such dark underpinnings, the story moves like molasses, spiced up occasionally with a light joke or an unsettling sight. Even the film’s central performances fail to breathe life into the project, in part because Haneke has presented us with such ordinary characters. The major players feel real, but realism does not automatically beget excitement or interest. To be fair, the writer-director does deserve some credit for turning his camera toward a situation that many of us usually refuse to acknowledge or consider until it’s forced upon us. Watching an aged woman wither away as her husband sits by her side can make for painful viewing — but not a painfully good film.




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band (Ewan McGregor) plays the role of persevering spouse with great skill — even creating one of the most heart-wrenching scenes of the film when he, after a long courageous battle to find his family, crumbles emotionally. The Impossible is not a story of devastation or tragedy, but rather one of hope and the strength of familial love. The visuals are so realistic and the sounds so intense that you feel as though you’re a part of the movie. The Impossible takes you on a journey with the characters, and, though you can feel the family’s sadness in separation, you can also feel the happiness in their reunion. But it is the reality of this true story that hits home. As you remember the truth behind the plot, you find yourself awed and inspired — feelings that audiences only get from out-of-this-world fantastic films.


by sofia economopoulos After a full day of boutique hopping, engaging. In one photo of fire engine red stiI settled down in my friend’s trendy New York apartment, winding down lettos, Blomst provides the caption, while browsing the BBC on my laptop. “Imagine these teamed with grey After some time, I stole a glance at my jeans. Check out Alessandra Ambrosio friend’s screen and saw something for inspiration. Yes, please! You’ll find straight out of my wildest fashion them here.” These suggestions are fantasies — photos upon photos of then linked to pages where the clothgirls dressed in beautiful, attention- ing can be found. I can almost hear grabbing outfits. This was my first her childlike glee as she feverishly glimpse at Carolines Mode, a fash- brainstorms ways to meld new pieces ion blog created by Swede Caroline with the rest of her wardrobe. The blog’s centerpiece, a “Look of Blomst to capture the street style of the Day,” modeled by Caroline herself, Stockholm. In a world where fashion bloggers — is the epitome of chic. Provided your or any kind of blogger for that matter bank account can take the heat, these — are a dime a dozen, what sets Caro- creative — yet practical — looks are lines Mode apart is the site’s design. able to be worn by any fashion lover. The main page, which includes style Traipsing through frigid Stockholm, choices and suggestions ranging from Caroline has taught me that winter clothing to makeup and jewelry, is wear can be stylish too – layers and all. This is further evidenced in her incredible in its own right, but an “StreetStyle” page, which feaarray of tabs at the top of the tures various models photopage distinguish the blog furgraphed on the streets of ther. These tabs include, but cities Blomst visits in her are not limited to: Loves It, Get the Look, Mode Man quest to capture interand, naturally, Carolines national style. Some World, which directs of the subjects layer viewers to a separate on the knits, while others brave the multimedia site. This external site is run cold with only a by a variety of blogstatement coat gers in collaboraprotecting tion with Blomst their outfit and is a medley of from the outphotos and videos side air. Of course with captions many of mainly in Swedish. Personally, I us are not stick to the main models and page and one or must decide w h a t two of the other t r e n d s tabs for my will fit our daily dose of particufashion heroin lar body — it’s really all types and you need. personaliNot only ties. Carois the site a lines Mode visual delight, gives you but the way the inspiB l o m s t expresses her ration you need to pick views on featured pieces and choose in a perfectly for your body short, sweet and type, freeing to the point manner readers from makes it particularly bad trends. Courtesy


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the familiar original but rather the Timbaland Remix, which is slow and lackluster — almost unrecognizable as one of the group’s key standards. The highlight of the album is, unsurprisingly, the lone new track, “Nuclear,” which is the last and the liveliest on the album. Its melody is hardly as defining as past hits like “Survivor” or “Lose My Breath,” but it’s at least something new that fans can cling to. As a whole, it’s unfortunate that the compilation does not include the group’s more beloved chart-topping singles. The title of the album suggests that the series of “love songs” addresses current, past and future relationships, but I wonder if the album is less about a series of love songs than about the excitement of a reunion and a shared love of Destiny’s Child itself. In “Nuclear” the trio of voices croon, “We share a bond they can’t restrict/That can’t be touched.” These love songs may not represent the sound of Destiny’s Child we know and love, but they likely offer up a part of Destiny’s Child that the group wants us to remember.


citizen’s united: cope still shines after ten years by nico gendron Until last Wednesday night, I thought I was the only one raised on Citizen Cope’s “Sideways.” It was the first track on the first mixed CD that my first boyfriend gave to me. Despite this trite introduction, I came to realize it is a love song our entire generation can identify with. Clarence Greenwood’s haunting voice brings out breathtaking levels of emotion in the ballad, expressing a love that knocks audiences off their feet. Citizen Cope, the stage name of Clarence Greenwood’s one

by laura adjei As the opening half of Super Bowl XLVII dragged on, the only thing keeping me even mildly interested was Beyoncé’s looming halftime performance. After a few Baltimore Ravens’ touchdowns and even more commercial breaks, Queen B finally graced the world with her presence. Beyoncé opened up with her critically acclaimed hit “Love on Top,” bringing back memories of the 2011 VMAs, when she first announced on stage that she was pregnant with Blue Ivy Carter. She followed it up with a rousing rendition of “Crazy in Love,” the biggest hit of the summer 2003. Throughout both songs, Beyoncé hit every note while rocking out to amazing choreography. A show-stealing rendition of “Baby Boy” followed later in the set, featuring regular interludes of Dutty Wine, a head dance that originated in Jamaica. And this was all before the show’s most anticipated moment — the long-awaited reunion of Destiny’s Child. As Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams emerged from below the stage to join Beyoncé, the crowd erupted. The three women looked just as beautiful as they did in their heyday, singing along to their hit songs “Bootylicious” and “Independent Woman Part II.” The last time the trio hit the stage together was in 2007 during “The Beyoncé Experience Tour,” and seeing the group perform again after the long hiatus was better than Christmas morning for all of us Destiny’s Child diehards. Bridging the old with the new, Williams and Rowland also offered up a special treat when they accompanied Mrs. Knowles-Carter on her solo hit “Single Ladies,” which somehow transitioned seamlessly into Beyoncé’s soulful “Halo” to close the show. Beyoncé’s 13-minute set list of powerful vocals and flawless dance routines did not disappoint. Exhilarating and powerful all at once, this was one of the best halftime shows of our generation. My only complaint is that Beyoncé didn’t come back to give us more — the power outage would have provided an excellent opportunity for an encore.

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If you were expecting to hear new material — or even beloved classics — on Destiny’s Child’s 2013 compilation album, Love Songs, you will be sorely disappointed. This reunion album is released under the Destiny’s Child brand — an unstable group, but one that is most often remembered as the trio of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams — and is essentially a recycling of old, mostly lesser-known tunes, with just one new track. The album includes a number of songs from the group’s previous fulllength album, Destiny Fulfilled, including the opening track of the compilation, “Cater 2 U.” The definitive Destiny’s Child song is a powerful album opener, but it is severely lacking as one of the “love songs” upon which the compilation is supposedly centered. It’s more playful than grave, almost implying the album is not meant to be taken too seriously. Shockingly, “Cater 2 U” turns out to be one of the few recognizable tracks making it onto the album. “Say My Name,” the once popular hit that comes up later in this album, is not

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by eugenie quan I sometimes find it astounding that a few short minutes of deliberately placed melodic notes and wellchosen words can so easily capture emotions universal to mankind. We often get so caught up in the formulated pop songs thrown at us every time we turn on the radio that we begin to forget the power of music. The Antlers concert at Old Cabell Hall last Saturday served as a reminder that real and completely honest music is still alive and thriving. In the beautiful auditorium I sat completely immersed in the music, able to direct my complete attention to the sounds. If anything, I have a newfound appreciation for seated concerts — there were no distractions, only the music and those around me to enjoy it. There is a sort of flat one-dimensionality to recorded music that just cannot replicate great live performances. There’s nothing quite like hearing Peter Silberman’s falsetto accompanied by some gut-wrenching instrumentals from only 10 feet away. It’s rare that I come across a song so good that it’s able to give me chills, but there were several

man show, originated in Memphis, Tenn. roughly 10 years ago. Self-described as a “child of the ‘70s”, Citizen Cope’s songs invoke messages of peace, nonviolent protest, salvation and self-healing. Greenwood brought his gripping blend of bluegrass, soul folk and rock music to the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville last week. The show was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., but thanks to the usual concert business of constructing the stage and changing sets between opener and headliner, no one expected to see Greenwood for at least an hour and a half. To the audience’s surprise, however, Citizen Cope kicked off its show right at eight o’clock and played straight through for three hours. The Jefferson’s intimate setting and the extended set gave Greenwood the chance to take his time performing each song. Glowing in blue mood lighting and a green beanie, Greenwood kept his eyes closed soulfully sung every lyric of crowd favorites such as “Let The Drummer Kick,” “Salvation” and “She’s Gonna Rise.” The swaying crowd burst to life when the set seemingly came to a close, but after a brief intermission in which Greenwood and his backup band went off-stage, Greenwood returned solo as the lights shifted to a gentle red glow. After thanking his fans and the city of Charlottesville, Greenwood launched into a three song encore. The set culminated with the song I loved and knew so well, “Sideways.” As the crowd sang along around me, I got to reminisce about the days when I played it on repeat — to my mother’s distress — as a 13-year-old girl newly introduced to puppy love. When “Sideways” came to an end, the stage lights dimmed and Greenwood waved and left the stage for a final time, though his glow lingered for a moment longer.






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instances during the concert that I had to take a figurative step back, speechless and with only one word in mind: “Wow”. The naked rawness distinct to The Antlers was made all the more real and tangible live. The poignancy present in so many of their songs seemed almost more compelling, as I could feel the sound waves physically shaking me to the core. Many of The Antlers’ songs explore difficult themes such as loss and sadness, but it is done in such a way that it reaches down and draws out certain feelings of sorrow and regret from the listeners with such subtlety that they don’t even realize it until it’s too late. I’ve never once questioned my love for music, but The Antlers made the impossible possible and I fell even more in love with music than I had before. That is how you differentiate between a great concert and a good one. When some aspect of your life has changed and you begin to view everything with a slightly different, more learned perspective, then you know the concert was great. One thing’s for sure: I’ll be the first in line for tickets the next time they perform in the area.



Thursday, February 7, 2013 | The Cavalier Daily

“Welcome to the Family” This season’s newest Football team members!

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Name: George Adeosun Position: Offensive Line Hometown: Alpharetta, Va. H: 6-6 W: 295

Name: Corwin Cutler Position: Quarterback Hometown:Virginia Beach, Va. H: 6-4 W: 180

Name: Keeon Johnson Position: Wide Receiver Hometown:Kannapolis, N.C. H: 6-3 W: 200

Name: Brendan Marshall Position: Quarterback Hometown:Gaithersburg, Md. H: 6-5 W: 210

Name: Eric Smith Position: Offensive Line Hometown:Decatur, Ga. H: 6-5 W: 280

Name: Zach Bradshaw Position: Athlete Hometown:Damascus, Md. H: 6-3 W: 210

Name: Tyrell Chavis Position: Defensive Tackle Hometown: Richmond, Va. H: 6-3 W: 290

Name: Malcolm Cook Position: Defensive Back Hometown:Richmond, Va. H: 6-1 W: 195

Name: Jack English Position: Defensive Line Hometown:Richmond, Va. H: 6-5W: 260

Name: Kirk Garner Position: Defensive Back Hometown: Baltiomre, Md. H: 5-11 W: 180

Name: Tim Harris Position: Defensive Back Hometown: Richmond, Va. H: 6-2 W: 190

Name: Zack Jones Position: Wide Receiver Hometown: Chesapeake, Va. H: 5-11 W: 180

Name: Micah Kiser Position: Linebacker Hometown:Baltimore, Md. H: 6-2 W: 215

Name: Andre Levrone Position: Wide Receiver Hometown: Laurel, Md. H: W: 185

Name: Jack McDonald Position: Offensive Line Hometown: Quincy, Mass. H: 6-5 W: 275

Name: Taquan Mizzell Position: Running Back Hometown:Virginia Beach, Va. H: 5-10 W: 185

Name: Sadiq Olanrewaju Position: Offensive Line Hometown:Gaithersburg, Md. H: 6-6 W: 280

Name: LaChaston Smith Position: LineBacker Hometown: Statesville, N.C. H: 6-0 W: 215

Name: Max Valles Position: Athlete Hometown:Sicklerville, N.J. H: 6-5 W: 210

Name: Eric Tetlow Position: Offensive Line Hometown:Richmond, Va. H: 6-6 W: 300

Name: Donta Wilkins Position: Defensive Tackle Hometown:Woodbridge, Va. H: 6-2 W: 305

Name: Connor Wingo-Reeves Position: Linebacker Hometown: Midlothian, Va. H: 6-3 W: 220


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