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City adopts $146M budget Council unanimously approves next fiscal year’s budget; $3.4 million in new money goes to City schools By Joseph Liss

Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Charlottesville City Council yesterday evening unanimously adopted a $146,269,910 budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Charlottesville Mayor Satyendra Huja said the budget was “pretty stable” despite some challenges. “We have the same tax rate [and] we have the same level of services,” Huja said, but he Thomas Bynum | Cavalier Daily added “there are challenges to Charlottesville City Council yesterday evening unanimously adopted a $146,269,910 budget for the next fiscal year. come in the future.” City schools received the largThe budget will not change tax rates or alter City services.

est injection of funding from the new budget which allocated $3.4 million to education to compensate for large state cuts in funding. But councilwoman Dede Smith expressed concern about the sustainability of the additional funding for schools. “I think we have recognized and made it very clear to the school system that it is not sustainable,” Smith said. “We really just managed with these onePlease see Budget, Page A3

Sabato talks election

Politics Prof. Larry Sabato presented his Crystal Ball predictions yesterday evening about the upcoming presidential election.

Director of Center for Politics consider 2012 race’s likely winner, VP choices By Viet VoPham

Cavalier Daily Associate Editor Politics Prof. Larry Sabato , director of the University’s Center for Politics, hosted a talk yesterday evening in Wilson Hall to present his assessment of the 2012 election . About 500 members of the University community attended the event, which came on the heels of yesterday’s announcement by former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., that he was suspending his presidential campaign. Sabato said he and his team anticipated Santorum’s loss six months ago, so the development did not affect their initial prediction which pegged former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the inevitable Republican nominee. “He had no chance of being

the nominee,” Sabato said of Santorum. “He was simply hurting Romney. It’s difficult to run if you lose your home state twice — once for Senate, once for president.” Sabato said his team had initially considered Romney’s chances of securing the GOP nomination to be 80 percent. “It went up to 95 [percent] ... [and] then we quit because it was over,” Sabato said. Sabato said the candidates’ choices of vice presidential candidates would significantly affect the election results, suggesting that President Barack Obama could, in a strategic move, tap Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the position instead of current Vice President Joe Biden. “Biden will get you nothing,” Sabato said. “Hillary Clinton

would be very useful to Obama in some of the swing states.” Romney could strategically pick a Hispanic politician, Sabato said, as the next president would need a “a minimum of 40 percent of the Hispanic vote” to win. “There are several Hispanic politicians who qualify,” he said. “The obvious one is mentioned frequently and is Senator Marco Rubio from Florida because Florida also has twenty-nine electoral votes.” Sabato also discussed several plausible outcomes for Obama and Romney, depending on which one ultimately won the presidency. “You’re looking at a very Republican Senate ... for the last two years of what might be

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City group launches human rights website Eleven-member task force creates page analyzing Charlottesville discrimination, considers establishing permanent anti-bias commission By Sarah Hunter Simanson Cavalier Daily Associate Editor

A Human Rights Task Force website launched Monday indicates the City of Charlottesville is a step closer to ultimately creating a human rights commission to address discrimination in the City. City Council appointed an 11-member committee in March to evaluate the potential human rights commission proposed

during the City’s Dialogue on Race. The Human Rights Task Force lists a phone number on its website for “individuals who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or prejudicial treatment as a result of age, race, gender, religion or disability,” to report their concerns, according to a City press statement released Monday. During the next 10 months, the

task force will collect information through its website, interact with the community through public forums and study human rights commissions across the state before drafting a report for Council which will assess the need for a permanent human rights commission in the City. “Community members, by sharing their experiences, will help the task force make this determination [of whether the

City needs a human rights commission] over the next nine months, and present a recommendation to Council in late 2012,” according to the City press statement. Meanwhile, Charlottesville City Manager Maurice Jones said one of the task force’s main objectives is to “serve as a referral service until [the City] deal[s] with the commission down the road.”

City Councilwoman Dede Smith said the website would help residents suffering from discrimination by referring them to external agencies which can help them resolve their concerns. Assoc. Education Prof. Walt Heinecke, a former member of the policy action team which proposed the human rights com-


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Student Council yesterday validated the appointments of the executive board, presidential cabinet and co-chairs.

New Council officers meet StudCo confirms executive board, presidential cabinet, membership co-chairs By Emily Hutt

Cavalier Daily Staff Writer Student Council validated the appointments of the executive board and presidential cabinet, the membership co-chairs, marketing and communications chair and CIO consultant cochairs yesterday evening at the term’s inaugural General Body meeting. The new executive board appointed the chairs after inter-

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viewing candidates from a pool of applicants. Council President Johnny Vroom, third-year College student, said he hoped Council would be able to increase awareness about its initiatives among the student body during his term. “I want students to be able to say that they know what Student Council does,” Vroom said. Vice President for Administration Ann Laurence Baumer, second-year College student,

also emphasized the importance of creating a clearer image of Council and its aims among the University student body. “Student Council’s motto is ‘your voice is our vision,’” Baumer said. “I want every student to know that they can come to Student Council.” Baumer also said executive board members planned to Please see StudCo, Page A3

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humidity and dry grounds were the three main factors which led to wild fires, Howard Lagomarsino, assistant chief of the Albemarle County Fire-Rescue Division, said the fire department has worked with the forestry service’s Hotshot Team — a group of specially trained local wildfire fighters — to respond to recent brush fires. “The biggest thing with the current conditions is to avoid open burns,” Lagomarsino said . Virginia law restricts outside fires from 4 p.m. to midnight from Feb. 15 to April 30 each year.. The state averages 1,449 fires a year, which usually burn around 8300 total acres, according to the Virginia Forestry Service. —compiled by Thomas Forman II

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Study links dental x-rays, brain tumors

Radiation damages cerebral tissue, teeth, face; findings echo debate surrounding diagnostic tests By FIZA HASHMI | CAVALIER DAILY HEALTH & SCIENCE EDITOR Many who await dentist appointments with a feeling of trepidation may do so with good reason. A study published yesterday in American Cancer Society found frequent dental X-rays may be linked to meningioma, an often benign but sometimes harmful brain tumor. Study participants who remembered having bitewing X-rays before age 10, a procedure used to reveal tooth decay in the upper and lower teeth by determining bone density changes caused by gum disease, were twice as likely to have meningioma, according to the study. They were also nearly five times more likely to say they had received a panorex film, when the X-ray is taken from outside the mouth.

Lead author Dr. Elizabeth Claus and researchers from Yale University compared more than 1,400 adult patients with meningioma to a group of healthy patients. “We know, not from this study, but from many studies, that radiation is not good for your face, teeth and your brain,” Dr. David Langer, director of cerebrovascular research at North Shore University Hospital , told CBS News yesterday. The negative effects of radiation range from cancer to burns and radiation sickness. “In the end, these studies are important as a reflection on how to live your life: everything in moderation,” Langer said. “If you have pain your teeth and the dentist is con-

cerned you have a cavity, you need an X-ray.” These findings have emerged at a time of widespread debate about possible overuse of diagnostic tests. Excessive diagnostic testing costs the U.S. health care system nearly $250 billion per year. ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor Richard Besser on ABC yesterday questioned the methods of the study, but said the fact remains health care practitioners may rely on diagnostic tests more than necessary. “The problem is [the study] all came down to memory and not medical records,” Besser said. “But the bottom line is we’re getting too many tests, too many X-rays.”


WEEK IN REVIEW The 20s are the most lifechanging years for an individual, Assist. Clinical Prof. Meg Jay argues in her book “The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — and How to Make the Most of Them

Now, ” which will be published next week.

his contributions to health-care technology and research.

On April 24, the University will present the “Innovator of the Year” award to Pathology Prof. Robin Felder because of

The Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania commemorated its 25th anni-

In 2011, 28,535 transplants were performed in the United States, with more than 6,000 of them as living donations. Organ donation currently meets less than 50 percent of demand, but progress toward a nationwide registry which would oversee paired kidney donation could help raise that number. Organizations such as the United Network for Organ Sharing’s Kidney Paired Donation program have streamlined organ procurement by matching the donors’ and recipients’ biological characteristics. Two organs in high demand for live transplantation are kidneys and partial livers. Advantages for living donations include shorter wait times, less time on dialysis, better-matched organs and a

lower risk of rejection. A single donor can save the lives of nearly seven people through organ donation and enhance the lives of 50 people via tissue donation. —compiled by Blythe Fiscella


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Taller women risk ovarian cancer

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April is National Donate Life Month, which seeks to shed light on the more than 100,000 Americans waiting for organ and tissue transplants.

versary Monday with a ceremony showcasing documents from African-American nursing training facilities.

Taller women may be at a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer, according to a report published in the British Medical Journal this month. Valerie Beral , University of Oxford professor and director of its Cancer Epidemiology Unit , reviewed and compiled findings from 47 epidemiological studies which examined more than 25,000 cases of women with ovarian cancer and more than 80,000 women who did not have ovarian cancer. The report found a 7 percent increase in ovarian cancer risk for every 5-centimeter increase in height.

The results of this study are particularly important given that the average height of women is increasing by one centimeter each decade . Still, the absolute cancer risk in taller women in comparison to shorter women remains quite small: 16 in 1000 shorter women developed cancer compared to 20 in 1000 taller women. The study also linked a higher female body mass index (BMI) to an increased likelihood of contracting ovarian cancer. —compiled by Blythe Fiscella


Octavia Robot Who: The United States Navy What: The U.S. Navy’s robot, named Octavia, is capable of acting like a human teammate to identify and extinguish fires. Two built-in infrared cameras allow Octavia to see, and the robot is able to respond to human voice and gestures. The robot can locate and extinguish fires using a compressed air and


water hose. The Future: The Laboratory for Autonomous Research (LASR) in Washington is still testing Octavia. The LASR is a $17 million structure featuring an indoor desert and jungle which simulate foreign battlegrounds.

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erhaps you heard of the exercise technique called pilates and were intimidated because you weren’t quite sure how to say it (pi-lahteez). Maybe you assumed it was something like yoga. Here’s some information to help you. Joseph Pilates developed pilates in the 1920s as a rehabilitation method for prisoners of war. Pilates called his technique “contrology” because the method focuses on controlling every aspect of muscle movement. One of the major benefits of pilates is its focus on improving core strength. Core strength may seem like a fitness buzzword, but it’s acknowledged in medical and rehabilitation communities as a way to prevent injury, recover from injury and improve athletic performance. Core strength goes beyond crunches and abdominal exercises. Your core is your entire torso , shoulders to hips. To develop core strength, you need to strengthen the muscles which stabilize your spine, pelvis and shoulder girdle, as well as your abdominals. So how do you get core strength, and why do you need it? An Internet search for “core strengthening exercises” results in multiple websites providing lists of exercises, but if you intend to seriously improve core strength or need the motivation of a class, consider pilates. Pilates is a functional form of exercise because its movements engage multiple muscle groups and work the same muscle at many angles. Instead of isolating the trapezius muscle in your back, for example, a pilates exercise simultaneously engages the triceps, shoulders, trapezius, lower back and glutes. When you walk between classes or office meetings, you require many muscle groups to work at once: your upper back keeps your shoulders pulled back, your abdominals and muscles around your spine prevent you from sinking into the curve in your lower back and your legs and glutes propel you up stairs. Why shouldn’t your exercise routine reflect the complexity of your daily activities? Athletes can take note: Strengthening your legs may improve speed, but when you are playing a game or running a race, you demand that your body function as a unit. I’m not suggesting you quit your regular lifting routine, but consider adding some corestrengthening exercises or a pilates class to your routine to keep your muscles balanced, improve overall performance and help prevent injuries. As students, we slouch over books or computers for hours at a time, which can create an imbalance in our musculature. Pilates helps restore that balance so we can maintain proper posture for daily activities, which can relieve back or neck pain. Pilates has become popular among women because the eccentric movements in the exercises create long, lean muscles. But pilates is equally beneficial for men. Remember, it was originally developed by a man for men. Pilates and core strength can improve your balance, coordination and range of motion at any age. It’s also beneficial as cross training for sports including running, golf, skiing, rock climbing and cycling. As a former professional ballet dancer turned graduate student and pilates instructor, I think core strength is beneficial to everyone — males, females, young adults, seniors and athletes. As always, if you are new to exercise or have any medical conditions, consult with your health care practitioner. Amanda Gellett is a University Ph.D. Candidate in Pharmacology. She can be contacted at

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Budget | Amendment gives living wage $50,000 boost Continued from page A1 time funds to get them through [this year’s] budget.” The City funds about $44 million of the total operating budget of Charlottesville schools. State, federal and miscellaneous sources provide the remaining funds. Smith said the school system plans to assemble a committee to examine “how [it] will manage the budget” in the future without a large injection of City dollars. “The message is the City schools need to work within

[the] formula” given to them, Smith said. Council also unanimously approved rescheduling the date of the meals tax assessment, the date on which local restaurants pay a month’s worth of taxes on meals served. City Commissioner of Revenue Raymond Richards said moving the date earlier in the month would result in a $229,000 onetime increase in City revenue. Since the new fiscal year begins July 1, collecting the meals tax earlier in June would help the City raise revenue for the next fiscal year.

Richards said the City’s meals tax would do particularly well in the coming fiscal year because of food bars in grocery stores. “Those bring in a lot of money” from places such as Food Lion and Harris-Teeter, Richards said. Council also unanimously passed an amendment yesterday allocating $50,000 to fund a new living wage for City employees. Council members at the meeting also voted to give $25,000 to the Charlottesville Public Housing Association to fund

an internship program, though the group initially requested $50,000, Smith said. T h e Fe M a l e P e r s p e c t i v e , another nonprofit group, requested $110,800 in funding, but failed to receive any money from Council. “I personally think that [the FeMale Perspective’s request] came in so late, there was no mechanism to [fund the program],” Smith said. City Budget Director Leslie Beauregard said Council decided to issue a request for proposals for the FeMale Perspective’s main goal, a summer

youth program. Council plans to offer the group $50,000 to fund the best project, Smith said. “The FeMale Perspective, and any agency for that matter, can submit a proposal to the City for consideration, and a committee will make the final decisions sometime this spring,” Beauregard said in an email. Councilwoman Kathy Galvin said Council should be more cautious in the future about approving additional funding for organizations. “I just want to make sure that we are extremely fair,” she said.

Sabato |Event’s poor attendance disappoints student Continued from page A1 a second Obama administration,” Sabato said. If Romney were to win, voters would have a “honeymoon,” Sabato said. “You’ll have a productive governmental period [and] you’ll have several months

where he’ll have things pass.” But an Obama victory could lead to deadlock in Congress, Sabato said. Third-year College student Abigail Stroup said in an email she appreciated Sabato’s humorous yet interesting take on the upcoming election, but voiced

disappointment that the event did not attract more students. “I was a little disappointed in the underrepresentation of students, [since] students of any major would benefit from hearing this presentation, not just those in the politics department,” Stroup said. “Sabato

outlined what would make or break each party as we draw closer to the election and I know I will now be more aware of these things as November draws near.” Sabato said his efforts to determine a clear victor were currently at a standstill, but he

said the economy, fundraising and incumbency were factors which could sway votes. “It’s close,” said Kyle Kondik, director of communications for the University’s Center for Politics. “Obama looks like he’s a little bit ahead right now, but it’s too soon to tell.”

Rights | Dialogue on Race to help fund task force operations Continued from page A1 mission, said he thinks Council is using the task force to stall the creation of a commission. He said he believes political pressure from the Chamber of Commerce is impeding the creation of the City’s human rights

commission. “We initially proposed that the human rights commission have the ability to enforce anti-discrimination laws in the City of Charlottesville, and my feeling is that the City Council put the task force together so that they could avoid actually appointing a

commission that had the ability to enforce anti-discrimination laws,” Heinecke said. Jones, however, said he did not think the task force formation was intended to slow down the process of ultimately forming a City human rights commission. He said he thought Charlottes-

ville’s task force would allow Council to gauge the City’s level of discrimination before moving forward. The biggest cost the task force faces is advertising its new website and phone line, said Charlene Green, program coordinator for the City’s Dialogue

on Race. She said the funding would be appropriated from the Dialogue on Race’s budget. Charlottesville citizens can call 434-970-3050 to file a discrimination complaint, or they can fill out an incident form online at

StudCo | Vroom to gauge student concerns, ideas using survey Continued from page A1 increase their availability and approachability to Council repre-

sentatives. Vroom said Council intends to send an online survey to the student body before the end of the

year asking about general concerns and prompting students to pitch “big ideas” to Council about what they want the body to


accomplish in the coming year. “It’s something that we’re still planning ... to give committees some idea of what students want

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when going into their projects,” Vroom said. Council committee applications are due Sunday.


Opinion Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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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An appendix does little Weak methodology trips up a new study about higher education’s impact on the racial attitudes of students A study released Friday by a team of three researchers, “Racial Attitude Change during the College Years,” examined how going to college impacted student attitudes about race. Starting in 2006, the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education (WNS) asked a variety of questions in a survey of college students. The WNS asked these questions when students entered college, as well as at the end of their first and fourth years. Then, two researchers from the University of Chicago and one from the University of Iowa took, perhaps out of context, a select number of answers the WNS had gathered to furnish their own study. Interested in issues of race at colleges, this team analyzed the one WNS question it thought suited its purposes: “How important to you personally is helping to promote racial understanding?” Students could choose from among four answers: not important; somewhat important; very important; and essential. The researchers found students’ average interest in “promoting racial understanding” declined during their years in college. The study interpreted this trend as a contradiction of the common assumption that students generally become more sensitive to racial issues during college. The report closed by saying: “Colleges that can take steps that promote environments conducive for cross-race friendship and discussion may have the greatest impact on students’ racial attitudes.” Unfortunately, this study’s results suffered from

self-selection. The research group focused on the relevant results to the question it had selected. It would have been helpful to randomize these responses, a common statistical move which these researchers admittedly skipped. Selecting from a large, random dataset provides a broader array of responses, as opposed to this study, which drew from fewer than a dozen universities and six liberal arts colleges while omitting community colleges. In this case, the report’s message seems hardly fair given its choice of methods. An answer sheet with four options disallows nuance, for example. Moreover, the researchers purposely chose a question which was concrete and not abstract. This overlooks how some racially conscious students may just be uncomfortable taking action. The study also fails to address the alternative interpretation that older students may be less inclined to take action to improve racial understanding because they feel their campuses are sufficiently tolerant. Of course, students in the racial majority may overlook certain problems affecting minority groups and therefore erroneously conclude their campuses are tolerant. The data, however, suggests that students of all races, not just majority groups, become less interested in promoting racial understanding in college. Statistically speaking, the researchers take adequate steps to ensure the accuracy of their figures. But even the most robust appendix will not cancel out poor methods.

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Graduating with class


An upcoming conference will help students embrace a greater sense of moral responsibility

TUDENTS, f r o m the Right Thing: Accountability, t h e t i m e t h e y a r r i v e Guilt and Forgiveness in the a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y, a r e Ethical University,” will feature thoroughly immersed in the a number of guest speakers and workings of the honor system. University faculty members who will address the For the rest of theme of stutheir University ALEX YAHANDA dent morality. experience, they SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR While includwill constantly be ing the proper reminded of their conduct views of the Honor Comduties not to lie, cheat or steal. For all the ubiquity of the Uni- mittee, the conference will also versity’s honor system, though, it tackle morality from philosophishould not be the strongest force cal, psychiatric, anthropologiaround Grounds for promot- cal and biological standpoints, ing morality. Students should among others. This conference not denounce lying, cheating is a fantastic idea, as it deals or stealing simply because they with ways in which morality are echoing what the honor around Grounds can be fostered system or Honor Committee has and upheld by students with mentioned time and time again. no need of an honor system or Students need to think about Committee. Rather than having why they personally support the morality mandated by judicial honor system, if they do at all. bodies, individual responsibility An honor system at the Univer- is closer to student self-goversity is all well and good, but to nance. The University boasts the oldest truly build a strong community of trust and respect, individual student-run honor system in the student morality needs to be the country. But, recently, the only improvements which have been driving force. Reflecting this sentiment, an suggested to the Honor Commitupcoming two-day conference tee have been ways in which to could serve well as a refreshing modify its punishment system. look at morality for University Granted, having the single sancstudents. The conference, titled tion as the sole penalty for honor “Telling the Truth and Doing violations is misguided, and a

multiple-sanction system should system is currently well recogbe implemented as soon as pos- nized — students know that if sible. Beyond that, though, there they are caught cheating, for have been no talks about how example, they will be brought the honor system can actually up before the Honor Committee and may face impact stuexpulsion. dents’ moral “Eventually students will On the other reasoning. have to take some matters hand, UniverStudents into their own hands sity events know what is such as the broadly proand promote morality Ethical Unihibited by the amongst themselves.” versity conhonor code, ference are but they nevertheless may partake in such needed to get students thinking activities. The threat of Honor about how to develop a better Committee action can only do so student culture by facilitating much. Eventually students will the moral growth of individual have to take some matters into students. It may sound idealistic, their own hands and promote but if people understood the morality amongst themselves. moral responsibilities they had This can mean denouncing cheat- to their fellow students, it would ing on a student-to-student level, perhaps hit home in a way that or even just coming to a broader top-down regulation from the consensus about what to do in Honor Committee could not. The Ethical University confercertain morally gray areas. The less the Honor Committee needs ence, then, is a great way to promote a more morally proacto do, the better. The sense of honor at the Uni- tive student body. Or at least versity should have a more it will bring up some points noticeable two-way relationship which could be later used for with more student involvement. learning. While it may not even On the one hand, the honor code be attended by many students, provides the framework within it seeks to teach an important which proper student conduct is message which can be applied to outlined. That part of the honor all. There need to be other talks

about ethics around Grounds to compete with all the promotion of the University’s honor system, which has a tendency to sound more like a unique historical facet of the University than something from which students should take positive messages. The deterrence function of the Honor Committee should lessen its role as the major force holding the honor system in place. There can always be a greater sense of ethics upheld by individual students. The Ethical University conference will underscore the important message that students do not have to rely only on faculty or Honor Committee members to uphold the University’s honor system. Nor is it a mere practical concern for students to abstain from individual violations and to report the violations of others while attending the University. Students can use their time in college to build their own moral foundations and collectively make the University a better place. Alex Yahanda is a senior associate editor for The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at

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Students must recognize that the upcoming senatorial election will be crucial to deciding the trajectory of U.S. policy

A S T W E E K , f o r m e r season rhetoric, one can be V i r g i n i a G o v . T i m forgiven for thinking a single Kaine held a rally on the election is important enough to Downtown Mall to help kick- alter the nation. The realities of start discussion of the economic Washington soon made it very clear this was not ideas he is progoing to happen. moting in his camSAM CARRIGAN One anticipated paign for Senate. OPINION COLUMNIST change was that The Cavalier Daily the Guantanamo reported that he spoke alongside Sen. Mark Bay detention camp would be Warner (D-VA). Kaine discussed shut down. The prison at Guanan economic plan based around tanamo Bay served as a site for “job growth, a balanced budget indefinite detentions and the and a ‘talent-based’ economy,“ torture of terror suspects, both according to the article. Even of which are illegal by U.S. and though this race is undoubtedly international law. Obama’s early going to be overshadowed by the efforts to shutter the camp failed presidential election which is after his plan to transfer prisonalso occurring this fall, it is still ers to U.S. prisons was blocked exceedingly important that col- by the Senate. The camp remains lege students remain attentive today as a hideous black mark and involved in the lower-level on the United States’ reputation elections which are nevertheless and a persistent reminder of what desperate measures terrorhighly important to them. Some people who are mini- induced paranoia can drive us mally interested in politics tend toward. It is important to notice that to believe that voting for president is all they can do, or all simply having a Democrat-conthey have to do, to see the enact- trolled Senate and House was ment of the policies they want. I not enough to push forward the remember a number of my class- Democratic president’s campaign mates in 2008 seemed convinced promise. The vote on the amendBarack Obama was going to give ment which blocked the transfer them everything they wanted, was 90-6, meaning plenty of and then some. Given campaign Democrats opposed the measure.

If ending this detention camp is full disclosure, I helped collect important — which it ought to signatures to get him on the be to anyone who cares about primary ballot, though it turned human rights or the United States’ out he was running unopposed reputation — then pressure and did not need them. He may be a bit modneeds to be erate for my put on those “Attentiveness to politics tastes, but I senators who cannot only be ‘turned on’ believe it is have power during election season...” safe to say he and may use will produce it properly as more posiwell. Of course, politicians rarely tive change in Virginia and in find the will to help people Washington than his leading who cannot help them in some Republican rival, former Gov. way. Unlike large corporations, George Allen. Republicans have normal people do not have vast been so resistant to comproriches with which to lobby and mise in the legislature, as seen dump money into highly influ- with the debt ceiling fiasco last ential Super PACs. We cannot year, that it seems preferred to have a disproportionately large simply have Democrats who do influence on elections. What we not need to worry about looking can do, though, is aim to gain weak by signing on to even the the portion of representation we noncontroversial measures supdeserve as the rulers of a democ- ported by the President. That said, it is not enough to racy. This means leading our elected representatives, rather simply vote for the man and than being led. Attentiveness to then rest on one’s laurels for politics cannot only be ‘turned six years. An elected official on’ during election season; hope- takes on the duty to listen to his fully, taking an interest now constituents, especially when will lead to careful observation many of them become highly during a fortunate and success- concerned — and vocal — about a particular subject. Officials are ful candidate’s time in office. Tim Kaine is a respectable even more likely to take these candidate. In the interest of comments seriously if they come

from a group or person who has in the past proven a valuable asset. Helping a candidate who promises to do good is nice, but seeing to it that he stands by his promises is necessary, as well. For this reason, I would encourage liberal-minded students to lend their support to Kaine. If you do follow this path, make it known that your support for him is not unconditional, but contingent on his efforts to actually pursue liberal policies. A politician is going to listen to his organized supporters, especially if they begin setting conditions necessary to retain their continued support — lobbyists do this all the time. Otherwise, a politician might have no reason to try to win your support if you are going to give it to him no matter what he does. Regardless of political persuasion, though, we would all benefit from paying greater attention to, and offering support in, a race which may lack the glamour of the presidential election but has just as much potential for impact. Sam Carrigan’s column appears Wednesdays in The Cavalier Daily. He can be reached at

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Redefining father-son sport

Single mother, grandparents drive Colin Harrington’s success

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By Ashley Robertson Cavalier Daily Sports Editor

Baseball is the quintessential father-son sport, but for Colin Harrington, the game belongs to his mom, grandmother and grandfather. Diane Harrington was a single mother in Johnstown, Pa. with a 5-year-old son who loved baseball. Baseball is a sport literally reserved for men, but Diane adopted the job of most dads in a son’s baseball career. As a former high school softball player, she coached Colin’s first little league team, feeding his fledgling passion for the game. Flash-forward 16 years, and Colin is the Virginia baseball team’s starting right fielder .

After waiting two seasons to see regular action, the junior is hitting .315 this season and belted his first career home run last Wednesday. Diane Harrington is no longer his coach, but she has still yet to miss one of her son’s home weekend series. “I owe everything to her,” Colin said. “She was so great with me growing up. A lot of single mothers struggle a lot with finances and other conflicts, but she was always happy ... She never had a bad attitude around me, and I think that’s what I try to carry with me at all times.” Diane also wasn’t alone. Until Colin was seven years old, he and his mother lived with Diane’s parents, and even after

moving, the grandparents were still next door. “A lot of people say it’s hard being a single parent, but I had a lot of support from my family,” Diane said. “They were very helpful with everything for him, and it was pretty easy to tell you the truth. He was a great kid.” Colin’s grandparents became staples in his everyday life, and just like Diane, they were deeply invested in his baseball career. “He and my parents were very close,” Diane said. “When he was around 3 or 4, he and his grandfather would watch a lot of baseball games together. He played since age 5 and my parents and I would go to all of his games ... They wouldn’t miss a game from pee wee up. They

loved watching him play ball.” Colin and his grandfather shared more than just a connection through baseball; Edwin Harrington filled a void Colin’s father had left. So when Edwin Harrington passed away two years ago, Colin not only lost his grandfather, but his “biggest fan.” “I never really had a father around the house ... so he was always the father figure and role model in my life,” Colin said. “He was always supportive, him and my grandma, I don’t think they ever missed a game ... It was really tough for me to get over that, but I know he’s up watching me in heaven.” Diane choked up as she remembered December 13, 2010 — the

day her son returned from his first semester at college, and the day she lost her father. “It was really hard,” she said. “We were at my mom’s house and he came home from school and he knew something was wrong right away. It was very, very difficult for him, especially with him being so close to my dad.” Colin’s grandmother gave him his grandfather’s old rosary beads, and as his grief has slowly subsided, Colin now uses those beads to honor his grandfather in the most appropriate forum he can find — the baseball field. Please see Baseball, Page B3


Cavaliers brace for regular season finale After suffering first-ever Virginia Tech loss, shaken team faces No. 19 Johns Hopkins, final tilt before conference tournament By Stacy Kruczkowski Cavalier Daily Associate Editor

After an upstart Virginia Tech squad foiled the Cavaliers in double overtime Saturday afternoon, the No. 12 Virginia women’s lacrosse team aims to regroup tonight against No. 19 Johns Hopkins. The border-state showdown marks the programs’ first meeting since the 2008 season and the Cavaliers’ (9-5, 2-3 ACC) final litmus test before ACC Tournament play begins April 20 in Durham, N.C. Tonight’s brawl also comes on the heels of the Cava-

liers’ first ever setback against the Hokies — a 10-9 heartbreaker Saturday. Entering last weekend’s conference clash touting a fivegame winning streak, Virginia failed to play with its typical high level of energy. The team fell to its upset-hungry rival’s offense, which delivered the knockout blow with 2:11 remaining in the second overtime period. The loss not only bruised the Cavaliers’ confidence but also sent the squad tumbling from its spot in the top-half of the ACC rankings. “There were more tears shed after Saturday’s game than I had seen after some other losses,”

Virginia coach Julie Myers said. “People were embarrassed, and they were disappointed in themselves and in our performance. Even if we had won that game, we would have been disappointed in our performance.” The Cavaliers’ opponents in tonight’s matchup, however, can relate to that disappointment: the Blue Jays (7-4, 0-2 ALC) suffered their own double overtime loss last weekend against No. 5 Florida. Johns Hopkins staged a late rally to emerge from a fourgoal deficit against the Gators and then notched the go-ahead score with less than two min-

utes in regulation. But the Blue Jays’ freshman goalkeeper KC Emerson failed to snare Florida’s last-second shot attempt which ultimately tiptoed past its host on a free position conversion during extra minutes. Virginia expects to face resilient competitors tonight, though, since the Blue Jays are looking to boost their resume for NCAA postseason play with a win against a highly regarded program. “Hopkins is a very formidable opponent,” freshman attacker Sloan Warren said. “It will be a tough game, but it’s also a great opportunity for us to prove our-

selves coming into the postseason, not only as far as our standing goes amongst other teams, but to ourselves — that we are capable of beating some of the best teams.” Virginia must overcome its recent inconsistencies in the draw control battle to thwart Johns Hopkins since tonight’s foe boasts a sturdy group of midfield warriors. The Blue Jays have reeled in more than 60 percent of draws this year, resulting in 56 fewer shot opportunities for Please see W Lacrosse, Page B3


Squad aims to end loss streak

Following losses in 12-of-15, Virginia (19-17, 5-8 ACC) hosts Radford (21-10, 7-2 Big South) doubleheader By Matt Comey

Cavalier Daily Associate Editor After dropping 12 of its last 15 games, the Virginia softball team enters tonight’s double-header against in-state rival Radford looking to regain its early-season success. The Cavaliers (19-17, 5-8 ACC) have suffered a string of recent losses, but only four of those 12 defeats were by more than three runs. In its most recent series against No. 23 North Carolina (27-10, 6-3 ACC) , Virginia had the tying run at bat in the final frame for all three games. “We just needed to capitalize,” sophomore first baseman Stephanie Harris said. “That’s the thing this team need now. We need to string everything together — get

people on and then take advantage of situations.” Virginia’s performance has been a broken record during the last few weeks — the pitching is there, but offensive production lags behind significantly. The Cavaliers have one of the ACC’s strongest pitchers in junior Melanie Mitchell . Mitchell’s 191 strikeouts rank second in the ACC and put her on pace for 270 this season, and her 1.50 ERA is also the conference’s third best. Freshman Rachel Gillen and senior Stephanie Coates complement Mitchell in the rotation, and together the pitching staff ranks in the top half of the ACC in ERA, strikeouts and walks allowed. But at the plate, the Cavaliers are a completely different team.

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Junior ace Melanie Mitchell anchors the Cavaliers staff with a 1.50 ERA. She also ranks second in the conference with 191 strikeouts and forms part of a pitching rotation which has allowed the second-fewest runs in the ACC.

They sit in the bottom half of the conference in batting average, runs scored and RBIs, and are also dead-last in hits. “Pitchers can only do so much — we need have their backs,“ Harris said. “I want to see us rally some hits [against Radford]. As a team we need to score.” Despite the recent offen-


sive dearth, Virginia’s steady improvement suggests the team may be teetering on the brink of a breakthrough. Two weeks ago against Florida State, Virginia struggled to find hits, especially in the leadoff spot, receiving just four leadoff hits in three games. In contrast, the team managed to get into a batting groove last

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weekend against North Carolina, but left 15 runners on base. “We got more leadoffs on, but just didn’t get the big hits we needed to knock them in,” coach Eileen Schmidt said. “Then we would get behind, and we’ve come from behind a lot. We need Please see Softball, Page B3


Life Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Drawing Board

Civically Engaged

Trial and Error

Public Sevice Week encourages University students to give back By GRACE HOLLIS | CAVALIER DAILY SENIOR WRITER


Eighty-five percent of University students will have done some form of community service by the time they graduate, said Julie Caruccio, director of student affairs community engagement. Starting last Monday, students began gearing up for this Friday’s public service conference, “Innovation in Public Service,” with two weeks of service-related Jefferson Rounds — a student-led discussion series inspired by the Flash Seminar program. “What’s great about Public Service Week is that everyone comes together to reflect on what we’ve done — ways to do things differently, ways to improve [and] ways to come together as an institution to celebrate and recognize great work and spend time conversing with our community partners,” said Megan Raymond, University director of academic community engagement. Friday’s event, held in Newcomb Hall, is the University’s third annual public service conference and will also feature presentations of Jefferson Public Citizen service projects. Cavaliers Care, an annual Madison House-led volunteer project which coordinates with Founder’s Day, wraps up the week Saturday. “Public service is not forced upon people here or presented as an obligatory civic duty,” fourth-year College student Lily Bowles said. Public Service Week is an opportunity for organizations which promote volunteering and civic engagement to come together to support public service both in the University and in the greater Charlottesville area. “I think there is a genuine desire to be involved that you see in [students], not just that this would look great on my resume,” first-year College student Katy Hutto said. “It’s really amazing being a part of the community where there is so much inter-connectedness that it’s hard to ignore the outside world. It really fits into the idea of Founder’s Day and celebrating why the University exists today and what we stand for.” This year, Public Service Week will encompass a number of events and opportunities for student involvement. Second-year College student

Worth remembering


ith only a few weeks remaining before finals, a column that focuses on the passing of time and memories seems appropriate. . Given my status as a fourth-year student, the topic becomes all but unavoidable. After almost four years on Grounds, it’s nearly impossible not to look back and reminisce when even the smallest opportunity presents itself. You need somewhere to eat? Oh, I remember when some friends and I spent forever trying to find a hidden little taco place downtown. Did I ever tell you about the all-nighter I pulled first year? Even a simple drive down West Main Street becomes an opportunity to deliver my unsolicited yet well-intentioned advice about Charlottesville’s restaurants. After all, I’ve most likely eaten at most places myself. If not, I’ve heard reviews from reputable sources, and it’s likely I’ll pretend to have first-hand experience anyway. No offense to the University Guides, but I feel I could give a pretty decent tour of Grounds myself at this point. Granted, my knowledge of University history would be lacking, but I am confident I could captivate prospective students and tagalong parents alike with my stories . During my time here, I’ve tried to make sure to explore the University as a whole, and not just the classroom. I have seen Tom DeLuca embarrass my classmates, I have dressed up for football games and I have dashed naked down the Lawn, wearing only my Jeffersonian pride. Streaking has been, like my University experience, quite a wild run. Simply put, my memories at the University are proof I have tried to make the most of college life. The majority of the past four years is worth remembering. I can only hope I feel the same way about the next 10 years of my life, or even the next 60. The notion of memory became much clearer to me last weekend when I went home for Easter and was able to spend time with my grandfather, who is grappling with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. He has been struggling intermittently during the past year to remember simple tasks and names, but I was lucky enough to catch him on an especially good day. I sat, mesmerized, while he

Nicole Patterson, chair of Student Council’s public service committee, said this year’s public service conference includes more organizations than ever before. Despite the range of community service opportunities at the University, Caruccio said, unlike many other colleges, the University lacks a center for civic engagement which would combine multiple civic organizations, such as Madison House and Alternative Spring Break, into one cohesive program. “That’s not our model,” she said. “U.Va. is all about student governance. But even within that model, students have been asking for one door or road map for what options are here for public service.” This year’s Public Service Week exemplifies the student-led community projects which typify public service at the University. The series of Jefferson Rounds, for example, features discussions about public service led by different Lawn residents in their Lawn rooms. “I was interested in bringing this to the public service conference because a lot of the time we narrow our role in public service to Madison House and giving money — this is where the real problem comes in,” said Leah Coates, a second-year College student who started the Jefferson Round series this semester. “What we need at the University isn’t more volunteering; it’s more conversations about what public service is really.” Bowles led a discussion yesterday titled: “The Purpose of a University Education: Do We Have a Responsibility to Use Our Education for the Public Good?” “It’s a unique opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t meet otherwise,” Bowles said. “It’s the heart of Jefferson’s university and the [Lawn] rooms are being used for their original purpose in the Academical Village.” Coates said the Public Service Week aims to make sure students do not simply “compartmentalize” public service “as a box that we check off.” “Discourse is a great way to understand these things and to understand how to be a public servant in all our lives, and not just in two hours a week,” Coates said.

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Top Ten Things to do in Charlottesville 1. Try a new outdoor restaurant 2. Play frisbee on the Lawn, using the 21 Society’s box 3. Hike Humpback Rock 4. Peruse the Charlottesville Farmer’s Market 5. Attend “Fridays after Five” at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, beginning April 20 6. Go for a swim at Blue Hole 7. Take a Spring Garden Tour, beginning April 24 8. Watch a rugby game on Mad Bowl 9. Participate in a philanthropy event 10. Picnic on Grounds


Love springs


omeone told me last week I needed to remember to “take care of myself.” I nodded and smiled and probably said something like “of course,” and then I walked out into the big, uncaring world and the words slowly started to slip away. What does it mean to take care of yourself? Healthy food? Diet regimen? Fish oil pills? The occasional spa treatment? Or is it easier than all of that? Maybe it’s just the repetition of a word, a few words, which you can tell yourself when you’re feeling sad or scared or maybe just uncared for: “It’s OK, it’s OK, it’s OK.” My sister has written this year about finding “love in November,” wherein you forgo loving every possible thing around you which isn’t you, and instead you turn that love on yourself. She reminded people November is the most critical time of year to start looking inward, instead of outward; the most critical time of year to realize you can be your best companion. I’d like to argue, or exhort, or maybe just say without any evidence other than my own wholehearted belief, that you must find “love in April.” I, like many of my peers, have Facebooked, Tweeted or just exclaimed with joy to no one in particular, “There’s nothing like spring in Charlottesville!” There really isn’t, either. I’ve seen spring in quite a few scenic locales and Charlottesville has them all beat by a long shot. “Love is in the air,” so they say; spring brings together girls in short shorts and boys who notice girls in short shorts, and rapid, fun, sometimes heartwrenching affairs take place. But once these end, others may begin in such quick succession that the heart-wrenching becomes more like heart-bruising and bruises heal pretty well with the proper attention. Midterms are done and finals are still looming on the horizon, so April is not the month which comes crashing down on you. May might be. In May, fourth years graduate and third years realize graduating is in fact a reality. I turn 21 at the end of the month and, like my sister has morbidly said on more than one occasion, “After 21, every birthday is just a year closer to death.” But there is still hope in April. The opportunities for Instagramming (yes, you Droid users are now included in this) are endless; flowers and the Lawn Please see Hardaway, Page B6

The limit does not exist


while ago I wrote a you need to move on to somecolumn about how by the thing else, if only for a little end of break I am always while. I started my thesis back in ready to go back to school. the fall, and This column is I began a companion Arrested Development when I was as fired piece, because up as anyone it must be said: could expect Though at the to be about end of break a 50-page I am ready research to go back to paper. Truth school, at the be told, as end of school a self-proI am most cerfessed nerd, tainly ready I was fairly for break. At excited. I the root of this ALEX DAVIS was working issue is the fact on one of my that I can only do one thing for so long with- favorite plays, I had plenty of time and the second half of the out longing for a change. Of course, we all know the semester was an independent feeling of being ready for the study. I won’t say it seemed semester to end and the break easy — it was definitely a to begin. I would certainly daunting task — but it did at look at someone askance if he least seem intellectually stimusuggested otherwise. But work- lating. By the time March rolled ing on my thesis this year has shown me everything has an around and it was time to start expiration date, a time when wrapping things up thesis-


wise, I was kind of losing my mind. Everything about my thesis had become a perverse puzzle for me. Where could I get my work done after my tried-andtested library nook failed to stop me from procrastinating? How was it possible that I simultaneously had too few pages and too many? Did I even have a thesis statement for a project I had spent a year calling my thesis? The deeper I fell into the rabbit hole, the less sense my thesis started to make, and the more my spirit rebelled. Spoiler alert: Somehow I got it all done. With some encouragement, not to mention some tough love, I wrote, edited and turned in the whole shebang. But it was a monumental struggle, and I am pretty sure it was largely because of the sheer amount of time I spent working on the project. An entire academic year spent working on one paper is a long time. If you’ve worked on a

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paper for about two weeks, you’ve probably started feeling a similar strain. The amount of time is not the issue; it’s how much of your interest and attention you have focused on it and whether or not you have reached the limit of your attention span. Yo u c a n s u r r o u n d y o u r self with the same activities, thoughts and goals for only so long. Eventually you start to get restless — and this is coming from someone who is a shameless creature of habit. Everyone needs some change once in a while, even if it is almost invisibly minute, just to keep from going a little nutty. It all comes down to a desire for personal growth. Of course, as a fourth year who is about to graduate, this idea may be a product of my mind struggling to rationalize the fast-approaching changes to my own life. If so, I can only hope the rest of you out there sympathize. But Please see Davis, Page B6



Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | The Cavalier Daily Senior attacker Steele Stanwick earned his secondstraight ACC Offensive Player of the Week honor yesterday after scoring seven points against North Carolina.



The ACC recognized Virginia senior attacker Steele Stanwick as its premiere player for the second week in a row. Stanwick was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week yesterday, earning the award for the third time this year. During the award’s 36-year history, Stanwick is the only player to receive the honor three times in a season. He has also captured the ACC Player of the Week title five times in his career. Stanwick’s most recent distinction follows Saturday’s seven-point performance against No. 9 North Carolina, in which his three goals

helped Virginia steal a 15-10 road win. The attacker previously claimed the award after tying a career-high with eight points against then-No. 9 Maryland March 31. Stanwick’s commendation follows a trend of teamwide recognition. The No. 1 Cavaliers have tallied a 10-1 record, and Stanwick and teammates sophomore midfielder Rob Emery and redshirt senior midfielder Colin Briggs have, between them, collected the Offensive Player of the Week accolade for five of the eight weeks this season. —compiled by Ashley Robertson

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Baseball | Player pursues career as orthopedic surgeon Continued from page B1 “Before every game I just like to pray with his rosary beads,” Colin said. “I pray that everybody is safe, and if my mom or grandma comes down, I pray they have a safe trip down. It always reminds me of him before every game, which is something I like to do.” Colin followed the same ritual

before last Wednesday’s game against James Madison, and four innings later, he drilled his first collegiate homer to deep left field. When asked about the home run after the game, Colin’s coach couldn’t conceal a wide grin. “I remember doing a home visit with him and his mom in Johnstown, Pennsylvania when he was in high school,

and I can assure you this kid is a tough kid, he has a lot of pride,” Virginia coach Brian O’Connor said. “He’s a tremendous student. He was the valedictorian of his high school, he’s on a pre-med track — there are a lot of things you would like about Colin Harrington.” O’Connor recognizes that fans would like a player whose on-

field success barely skims the surface of his story; a player who majors in chemistry and consequently spends as much time in Gilmer Hall’s labs as he does on Davenport Field; a player who said he dreamed of being an orthopedic surgeon when “other kids wanted to be a fireman or police officer,” because he hopes to stay a part of the game which has given

him so much; a player who recognizes his promising future stems from the help his family gave him in the past. “ I ’ m j u s t s o t r u l y h a p py that [my mom’s] so proud of me,” Colin said. “The greatest accomplishment I have is that I have a proud mother, and it’s a testament to all her actions and how great of a parent she was to me growing up.”

W Lacrosse | Goalkeeper returns tonight after ankle injury Continued from page B1 its foes. “[The draw] is definitely something that we are going to be preparing for coming into the Hopkins game as it’s something that we can be really on-and-off with,” Warren said. “We have had times when that has been a weakness for us... So, it’s just going to be a matter of working

hard and having a refuse-to-lose kind of attitude.” Aside from its midfield troubles, Virginia must also overcome its relative unfamiliarity with Johns Hopkins. The Cavaliers typically contend with the same handful of competitors year-in and yearout, but the Blue Jays pose a fresh challenge, as no one on the Virginia team has ever squared off against this group.

“For coaches, it’s a little bit harder to prepare because we aren’t familiar with their names and how they play, although certainly we’ve watched a lot of film on them and talked to a lot of other coaches,” Myers said. “For the kids, I think they’re probably excited because it’s new names, new challenges.” In a game otherwise dominated by those “new names,” Virginia

will welcome back a familiar face back in the cage, as junior goalkeeper Kim Kolarik returns tonight from a sprained ankle. A quick turnaround prevented the team from practicing a great deal for its new opponent, or with its returning goalie, but redshirt senior attacker Ainsley Baker indicated the squad has tried to fit in extra preparation time when it could. During a recent

team dinner out at a restaurant, the Cavaliers watched Johns Hopkins on television and are now eager to take their own swing at the Blue Jays. “We haven’t played them since I’ve been here since back in the day,” Baker said. “It’s exciting, and I think it will be interesting to play someone new who we aren’t as familiar with. I think we’re ready.”

Softball | Schmidt seeks hitting to complement pitching rotation Continued from page B1 to score early more — not waiting to the fifth inning to score. And then we need to stick to the game-plan and believe in what we’re doing.” Radford (21-10, 7-2 Big South), meanwhile, currently sits atop

the Big South conference and has won 13 of its last 15 games. Led by sixth-year coach Mickey Dean, the Highlanders have found a good balance between pitching and hitting — they are batting .249 on the season and tossing a 3.00 ERA. Radford paces its conference in steals

with 81 on the year, a number which also surpasses every team in the ACC. At the plate, the Highlanders are led by senior shortstop Nichole Beall, whose .375 batting average places third in the Big South, while her .500 on-base percentage is first. She has also


contributed a team-high nine home runs. In the circle, junior pitcher Jackie Jenkins leads Radford with a 1.88 ERA and nine wins on the season, while freshman pitcher Micalah Sacre tops the team with 48 strikeouts. “Radford swings well,” Schmidt

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said. “Mickey’s teams always swing well. They have good solid pitching, and ... they’re leading the Big South. It’s always a competitive game, like any in-state matchup. It’s a fun game too.” Tonight’s double-header begins at 5 p.m., with the second game starting at 7 p.m.



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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You could sell snake oil to the snake oil salesmen -- you’re that wickedly bad or good today. Good, bad -- it’s all relative. No slope is too slippery for you to finagle an angle. Make up the rules as you go.

Experimentation is where it’s at. Gemini influences suggest trying it at least twice, maybe three times to be sure. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Almost effortlessly, you move a talent from virtual invisibility into recognition status. Ever heard of product positioning? Show them your net worth by slyly moving your product next to something they’re already selling.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Joy and happiness as often come from nonphysical dimensions like intuition and imagination as from the physical dimensions. That said, there’s nothing like a little retail therapy for a quick post-work pick-you-up.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders sang, “When love walks in the room, everybody stand up.” You’re lip synching with someone who makes your hair stand on end, and it’s “good, good, good.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Effervescent twins, it’s your day to shine. Someone delivers you the equivalent of a dozen red roses, or a brand new sparkly cell phone. Your affections are so coveted you just can’t choose one. So take two of everything.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People take notice when you speak, but you can make more of a contribution today by listening. It’s the subtle gestures of body language and tone that give an interaction voice. This also helps distinguish gossip from fact.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You relish your solitude like perhaps no other sign, except Pisces. On days like today, even when you’re in the world, you’re not of it. Tonight, take an unhurried walk in nature or a hot bath. Replenish your pleasure-well.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ve more fun tricks up your sleeve than Houdini. And a beautiful helper at your side assists your every wish, either with financial backing or by simply making you look good.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re touched by an angel. Wait, no, that’s your beloved lovingly stroking your ego in all the right spots. Enjoy the attention, then lavish it on others. You’re being praised in certain circles.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Reminisce. Explore where you come from for a more solid idea of where you’re headed. A cute fuzzy pet or other sweet love object gives you cause to pause on feel-good memories.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You get a little closer to cracking the mystery of a significant relationship, but not through your intellect. It’s the code of the heart, wordless and wise. You’re voted most congenial in the boardroom.


TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 11). Your awareness expands this year, and your capacity to feel joy gets bigger right along with it. A concession you make for the sake of keeping the peace will work wonders. Enjoy a vacation in a faraway place before the summer is up.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It’s easy to get lost in a fun role-playing fantasy game with your partner, so why not go with it?




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61 Snaking, like the arrangement of circled letters in this puzzle 65 Rudolph and kin 66 Paraffin-coated Dutch imports 67 Periodic table info: Abbr. 68 Dover delicacy 69 Prefix with functional 70 Host Mike of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs”

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DeBoard | University memories provide happiness Continued from page B2 recounted family vacations and political contests from his young adulthood with such detail it seemed difficult to believe the events had occurred more than 50 years

ago. It was impossible not to feel inspired by his upbeat attitude while he spoke, but I couldn’t help wondering how long it will be until his stories are forgotten. It’s a sad truth that memories can be so easily lost. Since my

grandfather’s ordeal began, I’ve made a more conscious effort to document the major occurrences of my life thanks to the realization that although memories are vitally important, they don’t last forever. My grandfather’s recollec-

tions, much like my own University ones, offer an opportunity to relive the moments which shaped his experience. Most of all, they validate time well-spent. We only have so much time, and we only have so many

chances to turn it into unforgettable experiences. That’s something worth remembering. Tyler’s column runs biweekly Wednesdays. He can be reached at

Hardaway | Simple recitation inspires calm, self-worth Continued from page B2 and puppies, oh my! It’s hard to be in anything but a good mood when your professors insist on having class outside, and you finally get to learn and tan at the same time. In April, you find yourself loving. Loving your classes one last time before you loathe them; loving the cute stranger you see walking across from you on the street just because you quietly, secretly can; loving sitting outside of the Virginian on a warm Wednesday night with your closest friends. And, just like any good love,

you forget. You become so wrapped up in loving everything which seems so appealing around you, you forget where this love comes from: you. My favorite author, Jonathan Safran Foer, beautifully captures this sentiment better than I could ever hope to: “It’s the tragedy of loving, you can’t love anything more than something you miss.” And we’re missing something, whether we know it or not. We miss ourselves. We miss this interior. This simple recitation which we used to tell ourselves and which we should

continue to tell ourselves every day: “It’s OK, it’s OK, it’s OK.” It’s OK to not know what you’re going to do with the rest of your life. It’s OK to look at your proposed thesis topic for next year and roll your eyes at your own foolish ideas. It’s OK if you wake up, look in the mirror and think, “Well, I am not the person I want to be, or the person I ought to be.” It’s OK. It’s OK, and it’s good to enjoy April. April is the month of love, of being in love, of falling in love, of falling in and out of love. But April is also the month

of you. Which sounds silly and probably doesn’t make as much sense on paper as it does in my head, but it should still be put out there for you to think about, at least. I am not suggesting you go and “curl up with yourself” as my sister wrote in November. That is perfect for the winter season of love, but for the spring season I would rather you go and curl up with what you love. The weather, the food, the people. Just don’t forget to look at that part of you, albeit small and hidden from view, the part

which misses things. That part which forgets about you and wants to love you the most but just can’t seem to find a way. So love. Enjoy spring and everything that comes with it. Just remember when you get home, when you are not surrounded by everything you have decided you love, you can look at yourself and think, “It’s OK, I’m enough.” Mary Scott’s column runs biweekly Wednesdays. She can be reached at

Davis | Graduation brings fourth-year student welcome change Continued from page B2 speaking as a naïve almostcollege-graduate, I would like to think we actively pursue different experiences because we

don’t want to simply stew in the juices of similitude and cruise toward mental stagnation. I know that making major transitions in life can be difficult, and it is even harder

for some than others. Change is scary, and I readily admit I am kind of terrified. But it is also necessary, and I am ready to start a new stage of my life. There comes a time when doing


the same thing day in and day out, be it working on a thesis or going to college, reaches a point of diminishing returns. So to all of you other fourth years, I hope you have just about hit

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your college limit and are ready to move on. Alex’s column runs biweekly Wednesdays. She can be reached at

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