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Scholarships, grants expand to help offset costs by Daniel Cadis Managing editor

The board of trustees unanimously approved a measure on Sept. 21 to increase tuition by 9.9 percent for the 2011-12 academic year, boosting charges for incoming freshmen and transfer students by more than $2,000. The total amount new students will pay for tuition for the next academic year is $24,145, up from $21,970 this year. Returning students will receive a $1,300 grant, which will reduce the new tuition increase by more than half. President Robert B. Sloan Jr. said increasing tuition allows the University to continue expanding in key areas. “I think, generally, the increase in tuition is important for the University to keep up in technology, continue to grow the student services, to grow the academic experience, to give raises to faculty and staff,” Sloan said. “Those things are part of the ongoing cost of trying constantly to improve the educational experience for students.” Rising operations costs coupled see TUITION, page 6

NCAA reviewers to visit campus Oct. 11-13 by Justin Schneewind Editor in chief

A table in Rita Tauer’s office holds up stacks of manuals, organizational charts, catalogs, contracts, media guides and other documents related to the administration and governance of the University’s athletic department. Tauer, associate provost and chair of the NCAA steering committee, has the documents ready at the request of the peer-review team that will visit Oct. 11-13 to verify the University’s progress toward full NCAA membership. The team will verify the accuracy of the University’s self-study report and the progress toward the plans included in the report. see NCAA, page 3

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Freshmen (left to right) Rain Heard, Sarah Davis, Laura Inside Strack and Patrick Zepeda, members of Pack Attack, bring Read about Pack Attack’s origin color and noise to the bleachers at Sorrels Field. see page 8.

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A record-breaking 441 students cast their ballots in the September’s Student Government Association elections, voting six new members into the association. Sophomore Jeremy Klutts, public relations director, said this year’s voter turnout is much higher than previous years. The election had an increase of 334 from the fall 2009 elections. “These are pretty large number for the two contested positions, freshman senator and treasurer, so SGA is excited because that means we should have a fairly large draw for the spring elections,” Klutts said. Ryle Scribner, elected to the freshman senator position, said he see SGA, page 4

Report reveals low retention SAT scores cited as possible reason for exodus of 207 from class of 2013 by Daniel Cadis Managing editor

Nearly 40 percent of last year’s freshman class failed to return this fall, an unprecedented number in recent years that has left some administrators wondering why so many students jumped ship. Administrators are digging into the data accumulated in the latest retention report, released Sept. 21 by the Office of Institutional Re-

search and Effectiveness, in an effort to determine why 207 out of the 554 freshmen from last year did not return this fall. The 19-page report states the drop in retention is concentrated among freshman students who scored less than 1100 on their combined critical reading and math SAT score. Dr. Phil Rhodes, senior director of the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and the person responsible for compiling the data and releasing the report, said students with lower standardized test scores typically are not as successful as students with higher scores. Last year’s freshman class had an average SAT score of 1049

points, the lowest average in the last four years. Rhodes said the lower average SAT score was a good indicator that retention was likely to drop this fall. “Some of what we are seeing is what we expected,” he said. “We didn’t expect quite this much.” Rhodes said lower retention rates may also be attributable to the economic downturn, since the trend in an economic recession is toward lower undergraduate enrollment. He said that the loss of the Brown Administrative Complex and the M.D. Anderson Student Center likely had a negative affect on the retention rates, but added that this is just one of many possible reasons for the decline in retention.

Playing his sport a world away by Ayla Syed Opinion editor

Standing 6-feet tall on gameworn legs, he smiles with ease as he talks about his plans to travel to his home country. “Someday,” he pauses, “I will go.” His family resides in Nairobi, Kenya, but senior Duke Ogega lives more than 8,000 miles away in Husky Village and plays midfielder

for the men’s soccer team. His soccer talents brought him far from home, but his love for Kenya, where he learned to play the sport, keeps him rooted Ogega and longing to return to his native country.

Ogega began learning how to play soccer at the age of 3 when his father taught him the basics of the sport in Nairobi. He began playing competitively for the Mathare Youth Sports Association at the age of 12. Ogega said soccer, called football in Kenya, played an integral role in his everyday life. “Soccer was just a way to bring happiness to my life,” he said. “It see OGEGA, page 16

“Every one of those students has a different reason for leaving,” he said, adding that his office will continue working to develop a clearer picture of the reasons for the drop. Overall retention of undergraduate students fell to 68 percent from 74 percent, decreasing in nearly every category — gender, ethnicity and test scores among other breakdowns — according to the report. James Steen, vice president for enrollment management, said his office has already begun working to increase the retention rates by expanding scholarships and grants to record levels in hopes that students with higher SAT scores, who see RETENTION, page 5

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The last day to drop classes with a “W” is Oct. 29. Students contemplating dropping a class must see their adviser to complete the proper steps. For more information, contact the office of the registrar in Atwood I, room 106, or send an e-mail to registrar@hbu. edu

Upcoming concert

The University will host a concert to showcase the talents of the symphonic band. Admission is free and the concert will take place on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunham Theater.

Retro Recess

Student Programming Board is hosting Retro Recess, a game-filled evening with prizes and giveaways. The event will feature a trackless train, a four square tournament, inflatable wrestling and inflatable bowling along with many other activities. Concessions will be provided at the free event. The game night will be held Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Lake House.

Job Fairs

University Career Services will host a couple of job fairs for students to network and receive information about employers. The educator’s job fair will be on Oct. 12 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Hinton Center lobby. The Career Expo is open to students of all majors and will be on Oct. 13 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the Hinton Center Lobby.

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Hodo continues to roam campus freely

Greek play performance

The Honors College, in partnership with the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Southwest, will perform the Greek tragedy “Oresteia,” The performance will be on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunham Theater.

by Jarrett Gilliam Contributing writer

Family weekend

Hodo, the stray dog that has captured the attention of the student body and has become something of an unofficial mascot, is still at large. Unlike the three pitbulls that were captured on campus by Harris County Animal Control earlier this semester, Hodo has evaded Animal Control’s multiple attempts to detain her. University police chief Charles Miller said Animal Control has visited the campus multiple times in search of Hodo. Miller said that they saw three students feeding her on one of the days they came for the stray. When Animal Control officers witnessed the students interacting with Hodo, it convinced them that she was not a vicious animal, Miller said. They stopped their pursuit, told the police department what they saw and left campus. “The last time Animal Control came out here, they told us they witnessed three girls feeding her, so they left,” Miller said. Tara Barker and Sally Grimes, creators of the Facebook page “Hodo the Unofficial HBU Mascot,” said that the dog’s presence on campus poses no threat. “She does not appear to be aggressive since she won’t touch anyone, and she doesn’t have any obvious diseases,” Grimes said. Although many students said that they view Hodo as a harmless and passive dog, her aggressive behavior towards Bixby, a Seeing Eye dog for Master of Liberal Arts student Eva Bergara, this weekend may suggest otherwise. Bergara was sitting at the gazebo behind the Lake House when the encounter took place. Bixby saw Hodo and started barking at her. As

The University will host its annual Family Weekend beginning Oct. 15. There are multiple events planned throughout the weekend, including Husky Madness, sports events, as well as a presentation by Dr. David Capes, professor of Christianity. For more information, visit http:// www.hbu.edu/hbu/Family_Weekend. asp?SnID=2.

Business student forum

The School of Business Delegates will host a student forum with Dr. Mohan Kuruvilla, dean of the School of Business. Students of the School of Business are invited to bring any questions or suggestions they have about the School of Business to the event and discuss them with the dean. The event will be on Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at Dillon II in the Hinton Center.

Accountant recruitment

Melton and Melton, one of Houston’s largest locally-owned accounting firms, will be on campus for recruitment on Oct. 20 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The company will hold interviews for students who are majoring in accounting. In order to interview with the company, students must sign up for an interview during the Career Expo.

Bergara was walking out of the gazebo, Hodo jumped on Bixby from behind. “I was sitting at the gazebo, but when I got up and went down the stairs, the dog started to distract Bixby,” Bergara said. “Seeing Eye dogs aren’t supposed to be distracted. It could be dangerous.” An acquaintance who was with Bergara shooed Hodo away. Although there was no harm done, this incident has prompted University police to further insist on Hodo’s capture by Animal Control. Sherry Stevenson, university police officer, said the university is not paying Animal Control and that it is a privilege for the city or county offer that service. The reason that Animal Control is coming is that University police has been calling them to do so, Stevenson said. If Animal Control does not catch Hodo, students may see more of her as the year progresses. Barker and Grimes first saw Hodo during Welcome Days roaming around the Lake House parking lot and in front of the Hinton Center. They created the Facebook page on Sept. 19. The two said that the reason they started the Facebook page is that it is a way for students to keep up with the dog. Barker and Grimes said they want to assure the faculty, staff and students that in naming the stray they meant no disrespect towards the former University President Edward Hodo. The Facebook page is merely an innocent and fun activity for students, they said. Both Barker and Grimes said they would love to have someone adopt Hodo and even offered to help catch her if someone showed interest in doing so.

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Students watch as freshman Kevin Voson shows off a move during a break dancing class. Voson, a member of the Honors College, teaches the class on Tuesdays, by Thursdays and Fridays every week at 11 a.m. in the Lake House fitness room.

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The members of the team remain anonymous to ensure they are not contacted or disrupted by individuals not involved with the process. The members of the team have been selected from NCAA institutions similar to the University. Director of athletics Steve Moniaci compared the preparations for the peer-review team’s visit to the preparations of the University’s teams. “It’s just like getting ready for an athletic contest,” Moniaci said. “You have to be prepared. We have done the work. Just like any athletic contest, you’ve had your practices. You have your game plan in place. You just have to execute your game plan.” Administrators said they are prepared for this pivotal stage in the certification process. “We have worked very hard at it,” President Robert B. Sloan Jr. said. “We’re well prepared.” Tauer said the reviewers will tour all of the athletic facilities as well as academic offices such as the admissions offices, the registrar’s office and the Success and Advising Center. The team’s schedule includes meetings with Sloan, Moniaci, the NCAA steering committee, chairs

of the NCAA subcommittees, registration and admissions officials, coaches, trainers and others on campus who work with studentathletes. After arriving on Oct. 11, the team will tour the campus in the afternoon before having its initial meeting with the NCAA steering committee. The schedule for the second day consists of meetings with the various department and committee heads. The team will spend the evening discussing the results of the meetings and preparing their findings. The team will meet with Sloan and the steering committee the morning of Oct. 13 to inform them of the findings of the review. The NCAA will send a formal report of the review in November. A response from the University will be due by Dec. 17. The results of the peer review and the University’s response will serve as the basis of the NCAA’s decision to grant the University full membership. The decision will be made in February and publicized in spring. Full membership in the NCAA would allow the University’s teams to compete in postseason tournaments.

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Conflict’s complexities unspooled

New activities series focuses on impact of English Civil War by Daniel Cadis Managing editor

One faction advocated universal male suffrage, the second believed Christians should follow their own direct divine revelation and the third wanted to abolish private property. No, this is not a joke about the American colonist, the Lutheran minister and the Communist farmer. It is a list of the beliefs of three quasi-political, quasi-religious Protestant factions that emerged during the English Civil War, the subject of a new yearlong series of activities co-sponsored by the Honors College and the department of English to educate students on the significance of the conflict. Each faction advocated a different solution to dealing with the unrest that divided their nation during the 17th century, and each was briefly covered in a lecture given by Dr. David Davis, assistant professor in history, on Sept. 22 in Belin Chapel. Yearlong activities series His lecture marked the beginning of an activities series that is expected to continue for the rest of

the academic year. More than 100 students and other guests listened as the new faculty member led the hourlong lecture, “Royalists, Republicans and the English Civil War, or ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble; Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble,’” below the 17th-century Sir Anthony van Dyck painting that hangs in Belin chapel. The artist, coincidentally, is most famous for his work as court painter for King Charles I, whose final years on the throne of England were stained by the civil war that divided his realm. War partly king’s fault

Leading the students through the complexities of the conflict, Davis said that the civil war was partly the king’s fault. Charles I did bankrupt the nation after dismissing the English Parliament, which had the sole authority to raise taxes, for more than a decade. The king only recalled Parliament after he ran out of funds and, later, the representatives made a grab for power, resulting in the conflict and, even later, the trial and execution of the king. The importance of this moment must not be lost, Davis said, pointing out that the death of the king was never the goal of Parliament. “No one let out a joyous cry when Charles I died; they were silent,” Davis said. “They had stepped into a very uncertain darkness because they had overthrown

the oldest institution in England after the church.” Time of firsts

This was the first time an assembly in England challenged the monarchy and won, he said. It was also the first time universal male suffrage was discussed in England. Davis added that the second large-scale migration of Puritans to North America began during the civil war, and some of these colonists carried the ideas of freedom and equality with them across the Atlantic Ocean. During the question and answer period, which was moderated by Dr. Robert Stacey, dean of the Honors College, several professors and students quizzed Davis on the impact of the civil war. Impact on America Dr. Paul Bonicelli, provost, asked what America’s Founding Fathers learned from the English Civil War. Davis replied that the Founding Fathers drew upon some of the ideas that were discussed at the time of the conflict such as universal male suffrage. Sophomore Franklin Gomez said the event was educational and not what he expected when he joined his classmates for the lecture. “It was different,” he said. “I didn’t really have a lot of formal knowledge about the English Civil War.” Stacey said the Honors College

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Dr. David Davis, assistant professor in history, led the first lecture on Sept. 22 in a series of activities co-sponsored by the Honors College and the department of English on the English Civil War. and the department of English are co-sponsoring the activities series because many students lack a formal understanding of the importance of the conflict. He added that the activities are not limited to lectures. Upcoming events Dr. Louis Markos, scholar in residence and professor of English, will host a screening of the 1970 film “Cromwell” on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in Dillon I. The Ken Hughes film stars Sir Alec Guiness as Charles I and Richard Harris as Oliver Cromwell,

the Protestant leader during the English Civil War who took charge of the government in 1653 as Lord Protector. Davis will follow the film screening with the second “Royalists, Republicans and the English Civil War” lecture on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Belin Chapel. Bonicelli will lead the third lecture on Nov. 18 at the same time and place. More events will follow, including a re-trial of Charles I performed by students in the Honors College, Stacey said. The trial as well as additional events is slated for the spring semester.

Nursing students discover health care differences in study-abroad program by Saira Siddiqi Contributing writer

by AMY WEBB

Seniors Evelyn de Leon, left, and Christin Handy spent two weeks this summer in Aberdeen, Scotland, as part of a nursing study-abroad program at Robert Gordon University.

Students from both the HBU College of Nursing and Robert Gordon University in Scotland participated in a two-week student nurse exchange program that concluded on Oct. 1. HBU nursing students Christin Handy and Evelyn de Leon, both seniors, spent May 17-31 in Aberdeen at RGU hosted by students Susan Naysmith and Ryan Whyte. The students then swapped and Naysmith and Whyte stayed in Houston from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. For 16 years, the nursing program partnering with the Houston Grampian Association has given students the opportunity to get a glimpse into the administration of hospital care in other parts of the world. Naysmith, Whyte, Handy and de Leon said they based their comparison on a fundamental difference in healthcare between Scotland and the U.S. Scotland has a government-funded universal healthcare system while the U.S. system is privately run. Naysmith said in Europe more emphasis is placed on preventative care while in the U.S. the emphasis is on emergency care that requires a

more comprehensive skill set from those coming out of school, she said. “Because there is no limit on the amount for care a person can receive, patients stay in the hospitals as long as they are sick,” Naysmith said, “In the U.S., patients may be discharged earlier than we would normally anticipate due to the cost per day in the hospital.” Whyte said that in Aberdeen, more emphasis is placed on handson training and patient relations. In Houston, students spend a larger portion of time in the theoretical sphere of education, learning all possibilities of patient conditions and then learning to adapt classroom concepts to real situations during clinical rotations, Whyte said. Naysmith attributed a higher quality skill level of U.S. graduates not only to the different working conditions, but also to the prestige of the HBU Nursing Program. Dr. Margaret Ugalde, dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Heath, echoed the sentiment, adding that graduate programs make room for students from the nursing program because of the high level education offered at the University. Ugalde has worked with the exchange program for the past two

years. She said that HBU students stand out as nursing leaders because of their ability to communicate effectively and think critically with patients at the bedside. The program gives students a greater ability to work within a globalized society and within the current global economy, Ugalde added. Naysmith, a third-year student specializing in mental health nursing, said that upon arriving in Houston she thought she had a good grasp of American culture because she had seen so much American television in Scotland. “Everyone speaks English, so it was going to be fine,” Naysmith said. The nuances of the two cultures and discovery of a Texan subculture made the clash more apparent. Still, Whyte, a third-year honors student, said everyone he met in Houston had been very warm and welcoming. De Leon mirrored Whyte’s comments and said she experienced many firsts in Scotland, most notably her first experience staying in a European hostel. She said that though the tight quarters with strangers was an adjustment at first, everyone she met helped her feel very comfortable and at home.


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Political organizations make comeback Young Democrats, Young Republicans return to campus by Jessica Scott Contributing writer

A professor’s challenge sparked the return of two political organizations not seen on campus in nearly 40 years. The Young Democrats and the Young Republicans are returning to the University in the midst of a partisan election season. Neither of the two student-led organizations have been active on campus since the fall of 1972, when Richard Nixon was president. Dr. Chris Hammons, chair of the department of government, announced in his Campaigns and Elections class early this semester that he would sponsor both organizations if

students would lead them. Senior Dillon Smith, who is in the class, volunteered to lead the Republican organization two days later. He was the first student to approach HamHammons mons. Smith quickly began assembling a group of students who shared his political ideology and were willing to work with him to develop the new organization. Six days later junior Kevin Ramirez, who is not in the class, volunteered to spearhead the Young Democrats organization on campus. Ramirez said he has wanted to start an organization for Democratic students since his freshman year.

Both Ramirez and Smith said they hope to increase awareness of the principles of the political process. The on-campus organizations have formed during the elections season, with the Nov. 2 midterm elections looming. All 435 seats in the House will be up for grabs as well as 37 seats in the Senate in the midterm elections. Texas is facing a decisive election as Gov. Rick Perry, the Republican incumbent, faces off against Democratic challenger Bill White, the former mayor of Houston. The new student-led political organizations will likely participate in the elections this year, but both Smith and Ramirez are first focusing on developing their organizations’ on-campus presence. Smith said he has completed nine of the 11 steps required by the College Republican National Committee to become a recognized chapter.

The final two steps consist of holding a recruitment event on campus followed by filling out an online document stating that the organization is functional and ready to be recognized. The five board members of the organization include Smith as chairman, sophomore E.W. Ericson as vice chairman, junior Brandon Jennings as treasurer, junior Nicholas Bruno as secretary and sophomore Chelsea Wood as executive recruitment director. The first meeting is open to any prospective students and will be held Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in Atwood II, room 213. Junior Tracy Gastineau and freshman Christian Corn are helping Ramirez create structured plans for the Young Democrats organization and revise its constitution. Ramirez said they hope to host a few Republican speakers this year to contrast their own political opinions.

Ramirez added that he has not made any concrete decisions for the organization to become a recognized chapter of the College Democrats of America for now but plans for the group to eventually drift from being a strictly on-campus organization to a recognized chapter. Gastineau said the group would be open to all students regardless of political views. “Though the group is called Young Democrats, the organization will be open to students of any and all opinions,” she said. Hammons said he believes it is necessary for the University to support political organizations on campus to create more awareness of the government and foster an interest in politics among students. “I hope that this is an outlet for people to get more involved in politics and an opportunity to bring in political speakers on both sides,” he said.

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will attend the University. The report states that freshman students who scored more than a 1300 on their SAT had the highest retention rate at 83 percent while freshman students who scored below a 900 had the lowest rate at 43 percent. Undergraduate female students retained slightly higher than their male counterparts, and students who lived off campus retained better on average than students who lived on campus, according to the report. Undergraduate students who lived on campus had a retention rate of nearly 67 percent on average, while students who lived off campus had a retention rate of 69.5 percent. Rhodes said these numbers are atypical because students who live Rhodes on campus typically retain at a higher rate than students who live off campus, largely because living on campus makes it easier to plug into the college community. “That’s a weird one,” he said. “You expect the opposite.” The retention rate for provisional admits — students who do not meet all of the University’s entrance requirements but who are accepted based on certain conditions — dropped nearly 14 percent. The slump in retention rates for provisionally-admitted students had a significant impact on freshman retention, the report states, because these students constituted 15.5 percent of the freshman class in fall 2009, a 9 percent increase from fall 2008. The lower retention rates for last year’s freshman class helped drive down the fall 2009-fall 2010 freshman retention rate to nearly 63 percent from more than 72 percent in the previous recording period.

The nearly 10-point drop reversed a three-year trend in rising retention rates for new freshmen. Sandy Mooney, vice president for financial operations, said her office anticipated the drop in retention because of the lower average SAT

score for last year’s incoming freshmen. Her office budgeted for this academic year with a substantial drop in retention in mind, holding the line on spending and budgeting for $51 million in revenue.

The drop in overall retention coupled with fewer students than projected living on campus resulted in a budget deficit of $500,000 this year, but Mooney said the shortfall was covered by a surplus in the expenditure budget.

“We’ve had extreme budget control on the expenditure side, so we’re actually ahead of budget for expenditures by more than $500,000,” she said. “So we don’t think there is an overall financial effect.”

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with a substantial increase in academic scholarships and grants contributed to the jump in tuition, said Sandy Mooney, vice president for financial operations.

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Fees also increasing The new measure includes a $40 increase in required fees to $1,250 as well as a $109 increase in board charges to $3,209. Room charges are not increasing for the next academic year, largely due to the fewer number of students who are living on campus this year, Mooney said. Passing the new measure brings the total direct cost to attend the University for residential students to $32,479 in 2011-12 from $30,155 this year. Changes to scholarships The increase in tuition comes at a time when the University is also pumping additional funds into its scholarship and grant packages, expanding its offerings to attract more academically gifted freshmen and transfer students. Many freshman and transfer scholarships will increase by more than $2,000 in 2011. Some scholarships will quadruple in size when the increases are implemented. The increase means that scholarships will cover a higher percentage of what students’ education expenses. Expanding scholarship packages was also partially the reason that the University increased its tuition by more than 9 percent last year. Unlike this year, last year’s increase was coupled with a 44 percent jump in required fees. Administrators agreed that fees are where they likely need to be for now. The scholarships and grants offered to prospective students were

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A 9.9 percent increase in tuition was unanimously approved at a board of trustees’ meeting on Sept. 21. The measure puts tuition at $24,145 for the next academic year from $21,970 for this year. Returning students will receive an equalization grant of $1,300. redesigned in 2009 to raise the combined critical reading and math average SAT score, which had reached a four-year low of 1049 points. “When we set last year’s tuition rate and scholarship packages, we specifically had a goal to raise the SAT score in 2010,” Mooney said. “And we feel like it worked very successfully.” Boosting average SAT scores This year’s incoming freshman class had an average SAT score of 1083 points, up 34 points from an average score of 1049 in 2009. James Steen, vice president for enrollment management, said the increase in scholarships and grants

helped boost the average SAT score. “We got much better students,” he said, adding that he hopes the improved scholarship packages will produce the momentum necessary to continue raising the average SAT score. The capital raised from the tuition increase would primarily fund scholarships and grants, but would also cover the rising cost of University operations, Mooney said. She added that the University would probably increase tuition at a rate comparable to similar academic institutions next year. Students react Some students said they under-

stand why the University would need to increase tuition, but others voiced their concern with the increase. Junior Chelsea Coleman said she worries that many students will not be able to attend the University after the increase is put into effect. “People aren’t going to be able to afford it—people that work, like me,” she said, adding that some students may be forced to attend state-funded universities because of the rising costs of tuition. Sophomore Justin Mathew said he had many questions about how the funds raised from the tuition increase will be spent. “We as a student body are just wondering, ‘Where is all the money going?’” he said.

SGA: Candidates take different routes to success

THE RESULTS A record-breaking 441 students voted six candidates into office during Student Government Association elections held this September.

Treasurer Sophomore Judy Rosa

Senior Senator Sarah Crown

Freshman Christian Corn

Freshman Senator Adam Shaarpour

Honors College rep. Freshman Reema George

Christine Thomas Hira Mirza Kelsey Engel Ryle Scribner

School of Business rep. Junior Liz Amaya

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is excited about getting involved and getting SGA to hear the needs of students. “I like dealing with people, so I am interested in better learning what my classmates want,” Scribner said. Scribner, like many of the candidates, made chalk signs in key areas of the sidewalk around campus to promote his campaign. Scribner, however, attributes much of his rapport with voters to his facial hair after a friend tagged one of his signs with a note calling him “The one with the beard.” “Most people don’t have beards here, so if I can have something memorable like a Moses beard, people will recognize me,” Scribner said. Newly-elected freshman treasurer Christian Corn said she took a different direction to promote herself during her campaign. Her uncle, who is a professional creative agent, made fliers for her

campaign. “I just tried to get my name out there because voter apathy is really bad on campus,” Corn said. Scribner said there are many things he likes about college. “I like to know that people are enjoying themselves,” Scribner said. “College is a new experience for some people and it can be scary sometimes.” Originally, voting was scheduled to be held from Sept. 22-24 but was postponed a day because of problems with the University’s communication systems, Klutts said. “SGA didn’t think it would be right to cut an entire day out of our elections because we dropped the ball,” Klutts said. “So we went ahead and added another day to the election cycle.” Klutts said he believes the delay did not hurt the election process. “The numbers speak for themselves,” he said. “We had 441 people vote.”

New contest boasts $3,000 in total prizes by Travis Martin Contributing writer

Money is often a constant issue for college students, which makes a campus-wide essay contest with $3,000 in total cash prizes potentially an appealing prospect for most students. The Museum of Southern History, the Dunham Bible Museum and the Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts as well as the department of history are collaborating to hold two new essay contests for undergraduate and graduate students. Each museum will hold separate essay contests that are open to all students, with graduate and undergraduate students competing in separate categories. Undergraduate contestants may enter all three contests while graduate students may enter only one. Dr. Ron Rexilius, chair of the department of history, said the contest will help highlight the importance of the University museums. “This will encourage students outside of the normal group of patrons to see how pieces from the museums tie into their disciplines,” Rexilius said. An information meeting about the essay contests will be held on Oct. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Morris Cultural Arts Center. Staff and faculty involved in the contest will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance to interested contestants, Rexilius said. Contestants are required to submit a 100- to 150-word electronic essay proposal to Dr. Anthony Joseph, associate professor of history, by Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. A panel of professors will evaluate the proposed essays. The best 25 topics for each museum will be announced on Oct. 29. Final essays must be between 1,250 and 1,500 words and the deadline for submissions is Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. First-place winners in the “A Piece of the Past” contest will receive $500 while runner-ups will be awarded $250 when the results of the competition are announced in March. The Morris family, who are the benefactors of the contest, proposed the idea last spring in an effort to promote museum awareness among University students. Dr. Diana Severance, director of the Dunham Bible Museum, said she was delighted about the contest. “It’s an incredible opportunity to interact with documents and artifacts that affected history,” she said. Severance said possible topics for essays could include how the Bible was used in American colonial education and how the Bible influenced the English language. Joseph, who helped plan the contest, said it will bring a lot of attention to the museums. “It’s going to provide a lot of exposure for the museums and we expect it to continue next year,” he said.


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Graduate speaks about God’s will and fatherless families by Morgan Pressley Contributing writer

Dr. Voddie Baucham, a pastor in Spring, Texas, at Grace Family Baptist Church, and a 1992 graduate of the University, returned to speak at Convocation and later lectured in Belin Chapel Sept. 29. Baucham’s remarks at Convocation focused on the Lord’s will versus individual will. As an example, he offered his personal story of sacrificing his dream of becoming a lawyer to follow God’s call to become a preacher of the Gospel. Baucham’s lecture later that day in Belin Chapel focused on fatherless families and the importance of the father’s role in a godly family. Baucham told those in attendance who had grown up in fatherless families or who are currently fatherless to seek God to fill that role in their lives just as he did. Baucham grew up in a fatherless home in South Central Los Angeles. He said his mother was a Buddhist so he did not learn about the Gospel until he went to Rice University. As a student, he began preaching and heard his calling to the ministry. Since then, he has attained de-

grees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southern California Seminary. Baucham completed his post-graduate studies at the University of Oxford, England. He has also authored several books, including “The Ever Loving Truth,” “Family Driven Faith,” “The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World” and “What He Must Be.”

new churches. Q: It was announced at Convocation that you and your wife, Bridget, are the parents of six children and are planning to adopt another child. Where did you look and did you want a boy or girl? A: We looked in Georgia, and we wanted a girl. Q: Why did you feel that God asked you to adopt? A: I think adoption is an expression of the Gospel. We are all adopted in Christ. When we understand the Gospel, we understand the doctrine of adoption, then we understand what God has done for us through Christ.

Q & A with Baucham Q: When did you attend the University? A: I came to the University for my senior year (1991-92). Q: Why did you decide to come to the University? A: I really wanted to prepare for the ministry. I wanted to thoroughly learn about the Bible and the University was a place I could do that. Q: What was your major? A: I double majored in Christianity and sociology. Q: What year did you graduate from the University? A: 1992. I gained a lot of experience and knowledge from the University even though I only attended for one year.

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, pastor at Grace Family Baptist Church, visited the campus on Sept. 29 for Convocation. Q: When did you begin preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church? A: We started the church in April 2006. Q: Was it a struggle starting your own church? A: I would not necessarily call it a struggle but it was a lot of work. Q: You lost your father and began a new church in the same

year. What affect did that have on your life? A: I felt a mixture of heavy emotions. It was bittersweet because he was not going to be there to share the impact of my church. Q: Why did you decide to start your own church and become a pastor? A: I saw a need and planted a church. There are 2.5 million unchurched peopled in the Houston area. There is a need to start some

Q: How do you plan to make a difference in Houston? A: Just by being consistent and faithful in preaching the Gospel. It is our most powerful tool. People need to understand and know the Gospel. God still changes lives. Q: What compelled you to return to the University to lecture? A: I am really excited about The Guild Institute in Christian Family Studies. It is a very good fit for my ministry. The school has a special place in my memory and to my history. I just wanted to come back and make whatever contribution I could.

Ancient Corinth changes Tweeters receive the Word views of modern society of God in 140 characters by Ashley Davenport Religion editor

The social networking service that tells you what your best friend ate for breakfast now delivers the Word of God. Twitter and Scott Douglas, the author of “Quiet, Please! Dispatches from a Public Librarian,” are attempting to condense the Bible into 140-character tweets. Douglas will take the Bible chapter-bychapter and summarize each to fit into a single tweet. His idea stemmed from the concept of putting the Ten Commandments in a tweet. The tweet Douglas wrote for his blog, Disturbed Christians, reads, “<3 God,<3 no other god,dont b a idol,dont say God’s name in vain,sabbath holy,honor parents,no murder,no adultery,no false witness,dont envy.” During the next few months, Douglas will post the condensed versions of the Bible on Twitter using the account name The140Bible. Douglas will start with the New Testament in the book of Mark. “It’s not in chronological order because I want to keep things interesting,” Douglas said on www.Time.com. “Even at 140 characters, Chronicles is boring.”

Starting in the New Testament is a way to bring in non-believers and the seemingly uninterested youth of today. The Gospels tell the story of Jesus and his disciples, an interesting message to be told through a tweet. “Tweetvangelism,” as Douglas calls it, will reach people who would not usually get to hear or read the message of God. Today’s youth is constantly plugged into Facebook, Twitter and other socialnetworks so it only makes sense that the Bible is finally catching up. The Twitter Bible can be considered a progressive step in helping the modern society relate to the ancient text. However, there are some negatives to posting the Bible on Twitter, one being the consolidation of the text. Trying to fit a whole chapter into 140 characters leaves out a lot of substantial information and cannot replace the actual Word of God. Rather than replacing the holy text, the tweets should be used to spark interest in the message of God and send people searching for His word. Overall, the positives seem to outweigh the negatives, and posting the Bible on Twitter will help spread the Word of God to people around the world.

by Alexis Shelly Contributing writer

A group of select students has returned from a trip to Corinth. The Corinth in Contrast: Studies in Inequality conference was held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Will Rutherford, assistant professor in Christianity and the faculty adviser for the trip, said the students benefited from the opportunity to be exposed to discussions on certain topics by top scholars in the field of archeology. One of the topics discussed was mixed marriage in early Christianity by Caroline Johnson Hodge from College of the Holy Cross. She discussed how marriages between Christians and non-Christians at the time worked and how those couples were looked upon in the society they lived. “Hearing about the idea of mixed marriage in the early Christian societies really gave me a different perspective on the passages by Paul about marriage,” senior Belsis Romero said. “I read these passages in a different light now.” The students who attended the conference came back with a passion to study their faith with greater detail. “As Christians, we are called to glorify God in what we do,” junior Angel Rivera said. “If people who aren’t even Christians take the time to excavate an entire city from biblical times, that should motivate us to take every opportunity to learn more about the Bible and the context of the societies in which it was written.”

A key point of the lectures was that the modern values of social inequality are nowhere near the values that were enforced in biblical Corinth. Rutherford said the conference centered on the different social classes and what was considered sub-standard. While today’s society has standards for social equality and class systems, they are nothing like the class structures that were in place during biblical times. Social standards have become more relaxed. Today the world is a melting pot of cultures, which is dramatically different from how the world operated during biblical times. Students who went on the trip experienced something new by attending the conference at a much larger university like UT. “The campus of UT is nice but it is also very big,” Rivera said. “It was nice to have Rutherford as our sponsor because he graduated from there and was able to show us where he attended his classes and other various interesting aspects of the campus.” To take a break from their academic studies, the students were able to take a tour of downtown Austin and have a barbecue with Rutherford’s family. The experience offered both academic knowledge and the opportunity to build relationships with people from many different universities and walks of life. Rutherford said that the students have come back with questions that they have not been exposed to before now and that the only way those questions can be answered is to dig deeper into the Word of God.


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hen freshman Richard Cano attended his first volleyball game at the University, he was shocked to see the lack of enthusiasm and energy among the crowd. “It was dead quiet,” Cano said. “It was horrible.” This experience reaffirmed Cano’s decision to form Pack Attack, the University’s athletic fan club.

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Cano and freshman Patrick Zepeda created Pack Attack at the beginning of the semester. In the weeks following the organization’s inception, the club rapidly gained popularity and has doubled its initial member base. Cano said he got the idea to formulate an athletic fan club in the summer. He asked Becky Crandall, assistant

director of campus activities, if a fan club existed and after finding out it did not, Cano took the initiative to create one. Once Cano expressed an interest in creating the organization, the Student Life office gave him everything he needed to start the fan club. The student members of Pack

Attack bring energy to the University sports events by showing enthusiasm and cheering for the University’s athletes. The group plans to attend all home games for each of the University sports teams armed with face paint, school flags, and an abundance of school spirit. Cano said he thinks higher attendance at games, along with a lively crowd, is vital for University teams to win. “We need some spirit,” Cano said. “Our teams are not going to succeed if they don’t have anybody backing them.” Scott Tarrant, director of athletic marketing and development, said he is grateful for Pack Attack’s support because the organization is helping to build stronger relationships between students and student-athletes. Cano’s short-term goal is to have 50 active members in Pack Attack before the homecoming game on Nov. 6 when the men’s basketball team plays McMurry University’s team. To reach this goal, the group plans to have a meeting to inform students

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about the purpose of the club and teach some of the chants used at the games. Cano said he hopes that the fan club will grow quickly and become a school tradition that lasts well beyond his years at the University. Todd McElroy, assistant director of campus recreation, spirit group coordinator and resident director, said Pack Attack brings an extra level to the energy of sporting events. “It’s a more visible sign of support,” McElroy said. “The club adds energy to the atmosphere of the games.” Senior Isla Cameron, a midfielder/forward on the women’s soccer team, said that she greatly appreciates the fan club’s presence at the games. “It definitely makes the crowd louder, and when the crowd gets going, everyone gets going,” she said. She added that she looks forward to the growth of Pack Attack as the year progresses. “It’s really good that they come out to games,” Cameron said. “It’s the most Husky pride that I’ve ever seen at a game.”


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Falling for Fall Story by Jessica Aldana

The Event

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If “Lost” and “FlashForward” had a baby, it would be NBC’s new drama “The Event.” Jimmy Chance’s The show life was going nowhere follows Sean until he received custody Walker, of his daughter, Princess played by Beyonce, when his exJason Ritter, girlfriend was placed on who inaddeath row. vertently The pilot episode of unravels “Raising Hope” revolves the biggest cover-up in around Jimmy, played by U.S. history while trying to Lucas Neff, attempting discover what happened to his to adapt to life as a father, girlfriend. though In the pilot, Walker tries he has no to stop his manipulated idea how father-in-law from crashing to rear a a plane into the presidential child. retreat in Miami. Various His flashbacks piece together mother the occurrences leading up and father to the hijacking. try to talk The episode ends as the him into plane, moments away from leaving the baby at a fire station, crashing into the presidenbut he is determined to keep tial retreat, disappears. trying. It remains to be After his parents agree to help seen if this sci-fi drama him raise his daughter, Jimmy will have any fans left renames the baby Hope. after the initial event The unusual characters in is resolved or if it will “Raising Hope” create a realistic simply be overlooked and hilarious family. by audiences. Its comedic timing matches “The Event” leaves other sitcoms such as “My Name is the audience wanting Earl” or “Married With Children.” more.

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When it comes to their clients, The CW’s drama these lawyers “Hellcats” stars Ashley will do whatTisdale and Alyson ever it takes to Michalka. win a case. The show revolves Jerry around Marti Perkins, O’Connell played by Michalka, a hip, and Jim Beedgy pre-law student who lushi star in has lost her scholarship. this series In order to stay in about two school, Marti decides to try Nevada lawyers who out for the Hellcats, whom defend their clients to the best receive housing and scholarof their ability, bringing a difships for being cheerleaders. ferent perspective of the law. After carefully studying “The Defenders” in“Bring It On Again” and troduces Pete Kaczmarek, winging her tryout, Marti played by O’Connell, a makes the single man who loves fast squad. cars and women, and his Tensions law partner, Nick Morelli, rise when played by Belushi, a heavy the coach drinker struggling with his learns the marriage. team will The show brings a lose its budrefreshing twist to the get if it does courtroom genre. Each not win nationals, character exhibits flaws making the squad desperate to and displays more paschange its routines. sion for their cases than “Hellcats” was predictable, for their personal lives. mind-numbing and boring at With the recent times. The only redeeming part batch of crime drama was the fact that it deals with colshows shoveled out lege students who are struggling to in the recent years, it pay the bills instead of centering on is hard to tell if “The rich kids like other CW series. Defenders” will continue.

“My Generation” tells the story of nine Austin, Texas, natives 10 years after graduating high school. In 2000, a documentary crew followed these seniors to record their aspirations for the future as they prepared for graduation. Now, they return for various reasons and realize their lives did not turn out according to plan. The show resembles the reality show style of “Modern Family” but lacks the humor. There was no comedy and no substantial drama. The entire episode was a downer. The where-are-theynow type of episode did not set the season up well and showed no promise for better developed future episodes. ABC pulled the plug on “My Generation” for poor ratings after the second episode.

‘Social Network’ defines Facebook generation by Ayla Syed Opinion editor

“The Social Network” dramatizes the creation of Facebook to shed light on the questionable rise to power of the site’s creator, Mark Zuckerberg. A cunning and perfectly paced screenplay, written by Aaron Sorkin, flawlessly integrates tragedy and wit into a film that defines the generation it targets.

Movie review The opening scene characterizes Harvard student Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, as detached, robotic and patronizing as he picks apart every detail of girlfriend Erica Albright’s speech. Albright, played by Rooney Mara, breaks up with Zuckerberg at the end of the scene, and Zuckerberg’s journey to Facebook’s creation begins. Eisenberg’s portrayal of the Facebook creator serves the purpose of the film entirely. He brings to life the ideal combination of awkwardness, brilliance and wit that Sorkin intended for Zuckerberg’s character. Fueled by post-break-up anger and alcohol, Zuckerberg hacks Harvard’s online databases to access pictures of female students and creates a site, exclusive to Harvard students, that allows visitors to compare the women based on their “hotness.” The website receives more than 22,000 hits in one night.

The movie’s score during this scene and other pivotal scenes stir emotions of ambition and danger as Zuckerberg finds fame at Harvard through this website. Twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, both played by Armie Hammer, approach Zuckerberg to help them and Divya Narendra, played by Max Minghella, launch a dating site called “Harvard Connect” that focuses on its exclusivity to Harvard students. Zuckerberg agrees to help the three but soon fixates on his own idea for “The Facebook,” a site that he hopes will digitalize college life, and he essentially disregards

Harvard Connect. He seeks the financial help of his best friend Eduardo Saverin, played by Andrew Garfield, and makes him The Facebook’s chief financial officer. The movie flashes back and forth from detailing Zuckerberg’s experience building the website to a small conference room, which holds the discussions of the lawsuits filed against him in 2007. Director David Fincher demonstrates his control of the screen, preventing the plot structure from becoming convoluted. Saverin files a lawsuit against his former best friend after being shut out of the company he helped

create with Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg becomes obsessed with the idea of becoming a billionaire, not for monetary benefits but for fame. This obsession begins when Napster’s co-founder Sean Parker, played surprisingly well by Justin Timberlake, persuades Zuckerberg to follow a flashier path for the site. Parker also suggests removing “the” from the title of the website. The film depicts the Winklevoss twins’ triumphs with the Harvard rowing team parallel to their discovery of Facebook’s successes and its growth. The twins and Narendra also choose to press legal charges

against Zuckerberg for intellectual theft after finishing second in a pivotal race. Fincher conveys the same dark and restrained tones of his work in “Se7en” and “Zodiac” as Zuckerberg’s character yearns for the connections he cannot create online and loses in reality. The film ends with a feeling of sympathy for Zuckerberg as he sits alone in an empty room, paralleling the emptiness that resulted from his climb to power. The Fincher and Sorkin marriage resulted in a beautifully-made film that captivates with both its script and its direction.

‘Halo’ reaches new gamers with classic style by Ethan Marler Staff writer

Playing “Halo: Reach,” the latest installment in the Halo series, is fighting a losing battle. It is not a bad game, but from the first scene, it is understood that the story arch inevitably leads to the death of the main character.

Video game review The events of “Halo: Reach” take place on the planet Reach in the year 2552, just before the original “Halo.” If this is the final chapter of “Halo,” the franchise is ending where it all began.

Although the main character in the first three games was Master Chief, the latest installment features Nobel 6, the newest member of a United Nations Security Council special operations team of Spartans. The team attempts to defend Reach from the Covenant invaders, the antagonistic alien race of the series. In many ways, the game play is also a return to its origins. After disappointments such as “Halo: ODST,” the game designers returned their focus to what gamers initially loved about the game. The M6G Personal Defense Weapon System, or the pistol, has returned with an overpowered

glory. Likewise, the M392 Designated Marksman Rifle should feel familiar, and dual wielding weapons are out of the question as it was in “Halo: ODST.” The entire game is not just a rehashing of old favorites, however. One of the newest features is the addition of five reusable power-ups that stay with the player until he or she decides to trade them out. They consist of a holograms that allows the player to project a decoy, an armor lock that renders the player invincible but immobile for a period, a jetpack, camouflage, and the ability to sprint. These abilities give the game a

personalized and strategic edge that was not present in previous “Halo” games. Health does not automatically regenerate as it did in “Halo 2” and “Halo 3”. Instead of using brute force, players now have to think through their course of action to minimize the damage to their health. Although the newest edition of the series does not bring anything revolutionary to the table, it does successfully combine favorite aspects of past “Halo” games in one efficient package, proving that though Nobel 6’s efforts were in vain, the gamer’s pursuit of entertainment was not.


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Ruggles goes ‘green’ by Phanuel Roxas Advertising manager

The phrase “Houston’s first certified green restaurant” connotates a hippie idea of bland tofu and salads, but Ruggles Green demolishes this outdated thought and presents a 21stCentury twist on “green” food. Ruggles Green is certified by the Green Restaurant Association, which means everything from the restaurant’s water efficiency to the sustainability of their food has passed the standards set by the GRA.

Restaurant review All of the ingredients used to make the food at Ruggles Green are purchased from local markets, helping it maintain fresh dishes that directly affect the quality of their meals and emphasize their “green” efforts. Even the tone and atmosphere of the restaurant radiate its cause. The dining room is filled with elegant art and bright earth tones that create a casual atmosphere. Certified organic drinks and sodas are displayed on the counter, and behind the register stands a traditional brick oven used to bake specialty pizzas. The menu features conventional American cuisine created with unconventional ingredients such as honey fried goat cheese and guava chipotle dressing, making the dishes stand out. The salads are Ruggles Green’s most popular items. The chicken curry salad ($12.95) is one of its most popular items. It features grilled curry yogurt chicken with tropical fruits such as dried mangos and jicama, a

Appearing in public without makeup seems to be punishable by tabloid terrorism. Female stars are becoming targets for criticism for leaving their homes with bare faces. Society tells young girls to feel beautiful in their own skin yet chastises famous women for doing the same, sending the girls mixed messages. Magazines frequently attack beautiful women seen photographed in public without makeup but on the other hand, when stars get plastic surgery or fetch their mail dressed in Louis Vuitton critics voice their disapproval. Celebrities find themselves scrutinized by tabloids and the public for trying to look better.

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Mexican turnip, that create a whirlwind of South Asian flavor. There are a variety of burgers, sandwiches and wood-fired pizzas available for those who want to try something else. The Chef Bruce’s Holmes Farm all natural house sandwich ($9.95) is a solid choice for a hearty meal. The unique toppings create a combination of flavors that enhances the quality of the ingredients. The use of applesmoked bacon, black beans, guava chipotle dressing and plantains create a taste that pops while the whole-wheat buns become a solid foundation to contain the assortment of flavors. The sandwich manages to stay light and is not too overwhelming, even with savory ingredients. Combining it with a side of gluten-free sweet potatoes fries and a Virgil’s all-natural root beer results in the perfect lunch. Ruggles Green is the ideal choice for a healthy and flavorful meal. Making the trip to one of its three Houston locations is well worth the drive. The lunch options create an easy choice for any student trying to save the

Tabloids make up drama for unmasked celebrities by Ashley Davenport Entertainment editor

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Women in the spotlight cannot seem to win. They are ugly if they do not wear makeup, but they are superficial if they get dressed up to go to the grocery store. No matter what they choose women will have to endure attacks on their beauty from entertainment magazines. Tabloids should move away from criticizing women and move toward promoting natural beauty. If society expects young women and girls to have good self-esteem, then it needs to encourage them to see beyond physical appearances. Ads like Dove’s natural beauty campaign, featuring women a variety of women, provide a model of promoting beauty in young women. Society should let women know that no matter what they look like, if they feel beautiful on the inside, it will show on the outside with or without makeup.

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After a horrible first date, two strangers must come together when they have to raise their mutual goddaughter while they learn how to be a real family.

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Carp cleanse Lake House lake by Lauren S&T editor

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Two new members of the University community have transformed the once inhospitable Lake House lake into an ecological sanctuary. Fred and Ralph, two grass carp, have solved the lake’s algae crisis by consuming enough algae to reduce the concentration of nitrates in the water to 1.9 parts per million, according to a test performed by Dr. Betty Thompson, professor of biology, and her Ecology and Field Biology class Sept. 28. The water’s pH and dissolved oxygen levels also improved to 9.8 and 10 ppm, respectively. Fred and Ralph were given a home in the lake in July after results from a lab conducted last semester by a General Biology I class showed that the lake had dangerously high nitrate levels. The concentration of nitrates in the water ranged between 40-57 ppm, which far exceeded the maximum of 10 mg/L mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency for safe drinking water. Thompson said the lake became overgrown with algae blooms due to excessive runoff of fertilizer from nearby flowerbeds into the

lake. Fertilizer caused the problem because it contains large amounts of nitrates, which helps plants like algae grow. “If a body of water has low nitrates, it indicates that the water is ecologically balanced,” Thompson said. “If it has high levels of dissolved oxygen along with low nitrates, it’s even better and will support a wider variety of species.” Jody Wilding-Farrell, cost control analyst, said using Fred and Ralph was an environmentallyfriendly alternative to using costly chemical herbicides to clean the lake. Grass carp, native to the Amur River in eastern Asia, are vegetarian bottom feeders primarily used to clean up algae in aquariums and man-made bodies of water. They feed solely on the vegetation in the water and can therefore reach a weight of up to 40 pounds in their 10-year lifespan without the additional expense of fish food. For a one-time cost of $46, they were retrieved from a fishery in Bryan, Texas, after the University was granted a permit from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. The University would have had to spend nearly $500 each month to remove the algae with Aquacide pellets.

Wilding-Farrell said using the fish minimizes the risk of damage to the local environment. Fred and Ralph are both sterile males, eliminating the possibility of overpopulation that could deplete the ecosystem’s vegetation entirely. Safety screens were also installed to contain the fish in the event of heavy rain. Wilding-Farrell said the appetites of Fred and Ralph, Aramark’s frequent trash cleanups and a decrease in garbage thrown into the lake have all contributed to a healthy and attractive environment for students and aquatic life alike. “What was once an eyesore now looks drastically better,” Wilding-Farrell said. Senior Reena Chainani, who is taking Thompson’s ecology course, also noted the teamwork involved in restoring the pond. “The newfound beauty of the lake could not have come about without the combined efforts of those who care about it and about our campus,” Chainani said. Thompson said to ensure that the water remains safe, habitable and a source of visual appeal for the University, the General Biology I and Environmental Science classes will continue to retest the water each semester.

Coffee brews healthy body, conversation by Lauren Schoenemann S&T editor

Coffee has energized the gatherings of great artists, scholars and revolutionaries for centuries. The coffeehouse scene was and still is revered as a trendy cultural center that facilitates avant-garde ideas and social assemblies. Canned pick-me-ups, however, are tremendously popular among the youth of the computer age. The energy drink market has almost effortlessly earned the business of sleepdeprived consumers who crave a quick jolt of caffeine but would prefer to not engage in a philosophical conversation in the process. After all, college students are not known to discuss politics or share poetry over energy drinks. This may seem ideal for someone on the run, but guzzling a can of artificial stamina fails to measure up to the standard cup of Joe in more than just the aspect of sophistication. The effects of synthetic caffeine found in energy drinks and the natural caffeine in green coffee beans were compared in a

study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both sources of caffeine inhibited enzymes and genes associated with fat synthesis in cell cultures and rodents, but the coffee brimmed with the added benefit of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, of which artificial caffeine had none. Antioxidants protect cells from the effects of free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease and different types of cancer. Being that more than half of Americans are habitual coffee drinkers, coffee is the richest source of polyphenols in the Western diet, according to the USDA. One cup provides about 350 milligrams. Those who are more concerned about staying awake through midterms than long-term health may be pleased to know that eight ounces of coffee pack the same amount of pep as the average energy drink does. All they’re missing is the carbonation, sugar and heart-harming ephedrine. If a good night’s sleep is out of the question, visit a local cafe for some intellectual stimulation to accompany that energy boost. Nutrition is best from nature, and culture does not come in a can.

by ROBERT OAKLEY

Senior Nabila Al Hasan, junior Gifty Abraham and senior Venous Tavalaian observe as junior Randy Nguyen extracts soil samples from around the Lake House lake. Nitrate levels were retested on Sept. 28 in response to last year’s algae overgrowth.

Did You Know.. Question:

How does fingerprinting work?

Answer:

Digital patterns of prints are mapped for storage in a database. Forming unique ridges There is a one in 64 billion chance that the intricate arrangement of ridges on one person’s fingertips will match precisely with those of another. Pressure exerted on a baby’s developing fingers in the womb creates an arrangement of whorls, loops and arches exclusive to that individual, making fingerprinting an ideal identification tool. Classifying patterns The technique of fingerprinting, or datyloscopy, can be employed in two ways. To create rolled fingerprints, each fingertip is covered with ink and rolled from one side of the fingernail to the other onto a large card. At the bottom of the card, all fingers are pressed down at a 45-degree angle to make a set of flat impressions. To produce a digital print, the most prominent form of datyloscopy, each finger is placed onto an optical or silicon reader surface, which converts the information scanned into digital data patterns. A computer then maps points on the fingerprint and can compare these points to similar patterns within the database. Gathering evidence Two types of fingerprints can be found at a crime scene. Visible prints are made when the finger makes an impression in a surface such as clay or dirt. Latent prints may be created when oil or sweat on the skin reproduces the fingerprint on the evidence. The Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System has been used by the FBI since 1999 for criminal checks, employment and social service programs. The IAFIS can search and retrieve fingerprints nationwide in as few as 30 minutes and grants local, state and federal agencies access to the same database. information courtesy of How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/fingerprinting.htm

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OPINION

OCTOBER 7, 2010

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STAFF EDITORIAL

Retention rates require reform The University has taken steps to improve its dismal retention rate of 62.6 percent of last year’s freshman class, but it needs to do more in order to continue improving its academic profile and retention rates. A recently released retention report shows that 207 out of 554 students from last year’s freshman class did not return this semester. The low retention rate can partially be attributed to the quality of students admitted. Last year’s freshman class had a combined critical reading and math average SAT score of 1049, a 30-point drop from the previous year’s 1079. The report shows that freshman students who scored more than 1300 on their SATs had the highest retention rate at 83.3 percent. A higher quality of admitted students would likely lead to a

higher number of retained students. Administrators recognized this and took steps last year to recruit students with higher aptitude, resulting in a near 34-point increase in the average SAT score for this year’s freshman class. These steps do not guarantee that students will stay at the University. Keeping students involved in the University is essential to its success. Promoting campus-wide activities throughout the week and on the weekends will bring the sense of belonging many students lack. The University can only do so much to boost school spirit and develop a campus culture. Students must play an active role in changing the campus rather than just bashing it on Facebook. Groups like Pack Attack help

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students get involved and make for a more exciting campus. Pack Attack members make an effort to attend as many sporting events as possible, cheering for their fellow Huskies and setting an example of students taking pride in their university.

The responsibility for retaining students rests heavily on administrators, but students also have a responsibility to show pride in the school they attend. Both parties must act to cure the dropping retention rates, but neither can do this alone.

The nation may need its next “greatest generation.” The country continues its involvement in two overseas conflicts. The economy is struggling to bounce back from the recession. Students’ academic progress lags behind students in other countries. The government faces massive deficits. Politicians seem incapable of working together to solve these and many other issues. These problems bear a resemblance to the obstacles conquered by the generation that has been called the nation’s greatest. Americans born in the mid -1910s and early 1920s earned that title after persevering through the Great Depression, fighting in World War II and then returning home to cement their country’s status as a global superpower. The greatness of these Ameri-

cans stemmed from their ability to solve the problems created by previous generations. The same opportunity confronts this generation of Americans entering adulthood. During a recent conference call with college journalists, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to college students. After being asked if the obstacles facing the nation would turn the current generation into a lost generation, Obama responded with an attempt to inspire college students to rise to the challenge and solve the nation’s problems the way his grandparents’ generation did. These current challenges may not be signs that our country is falling behind. They may just be opportunities for this generation to leave its mark on history. I’m just sayin’.

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The stray must stay. The fact that Hodo the dog motivated students to create a Facebook page, called “Hodo the Unofficial HBU Mascot,” shows that she has become part of campus life. Unfortunately, feeding Hodo is not enough for her survival. No efforts have been taken regarding her health or to find her a home. Students who truly care for Hodo should consider raising funds for her vaccinations and treatments of any diseases that she may be carrying. If this is a success, the next step would be to make an exception to the “no pet” rule and then find Hodo more acceptable on-campus accommodations than her current forms of shelter. Keeping Hodo does not mean the University will adopt every stray dog that is found, and she will not replace Kiza II. But she does bring uniqueness to the University. It is rare to hear of a college with a co-mascot. Having a mascot with a sidekick could bring originality, just like Batman and Robin. This decision, if wisely thought out and planned, can bring something new to the campus. It can also make a mark on the University’s history, starting with a dog named Hodo who was once a hobo.

Hodo should not be allowed on campus. She needs and deserves proper food, medical treatment and shelter, which she is not currently receiving. Her presence on campus poses a threat to both the student body and the dog herself as she is not receiving adequate care. Pets other than Kiza II, the school mascot, are prohibited on campus because of safety concerns. The dog is capable of attacking those on campus and could be carrying dangerous medical afflictions such as heartworms, bacteria and infections. According to the North Channel Animal Hospital in Houston, 70 percent of stray dogs without shelter develop and later die from parasitic hookworms or roundworms. These worms can be transmitted to students if they walk around on bare feet or interact frequently with the dog. Some strays may have rabies that could result in death for a student as well as the dog if not properly treated. The problems that arise from Hodo’s presence on campus should have been resolved when she was first discovered. University police should take a more active approach in removing the dog. Hodo’s removal will benefit both her and the student body.

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SPORTS

OCTOBER 7, 2010

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TIMEOUTwith... Matt Perri

Pos: Distance Ht: 5’8” Classification: Sophomore

Second and third place finishes this season Favorite sports moment? Qualifying for the Texas High School 5A State Championship. What song would you sing on American Idol? “Baba O’Riley” by The Who. Who is your favorite athlete? Derek Jeter. by AMY WEBB

Junior right-side hitter Isis Gardner (14), junior middle-blocker Jolie Graf (8) and senior outside hitter Paige Jenkins (10) huddle alongside their teammates before the first Great West Conference match of the season against the University of Texas-Pan American in Sharp Gym on Sept. 18.

Streak stays alive Volleyball sweeps fifth straight match

by Jenn

Davis

Contributing writer

Small adjustments made by the volleyball team led to sweeps in five consecutive matches. After starting the season 5-7, the Huskies needed to make changes, and after reaching the halfway mark for the year, head coach Kaddie Platt said she believes the team is on its way to a solid postseason. “We are trying to accomplish small things like scoring more points in transition, quick sideouts and tighter blocks,” Platt said. “These are difficult skills to have as a team.” The Huskies, who are 10-7 this season, including a 3-0 record in the Great West Conference, began their streak by defeating the University of Texas-Pan American at Sharp Gym on Sept.18. Junior middleblocker Jolie Graf, who leads the team with 61 blocks, led the match with a season-high of 11 kills and

five blocks. The Huskies overcame multiple deficits in the first and second sets en route to their first conference victory. Sophomore outside hitter Heather Leaverton, junior rightside hitter Isis Gardner and junior middle-blocker Jolie Graf had a combined 31 kills for the Huskies. Defensively, the Huskies outblocked the Broncs 7-4, and UTPA had nine service errors to the Huskies’ seven. Junior libero Courtney Whittleman led the team with 18 digs in the match. Whittleman said the small implementations given by the coaching staff made a difference. “We’re starting to make those small adjustments that the coaches have been talking about,” Whittleman said. The Huskies picked up victories in a two-game road trip as the team faced Chicago State University on Sept. 23, and then headed to Newark, N.J., on Sept. 25 to face the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Junior outside hitter Christie Dorch led the match against CSU with eight kills and sophomore

middle-blocker Ashley Karg added seven more. The Huskies then moved on to Newark to face NJIT. They were led by Gardner and Leaverton, who posted double-doubles, and sophomore setter Victoria Weatherly recorded 37 assists and five kills. Senior outside hitter Paige Jenkins spoke highly of Weatherly’s aggressive play and leadership. “She is aggressive all around,” Jenkins said. “She has stepped up a lot in the front and back rows, and she always communicates with everyone.” The team added a fourth and fifth straight match sweep when Prairie View A&M University and Texas Southern University came to Sharp Gym on Sept. 28 and Sept. 30. Only one of the six sets were marginally close for the Huskies when Prairie View A&M lost 2523. The Huskies have outscored their opponents by 179 points this year and have won 15 straight sets. With 12 games remaining, the team looks to increase their conference lead as they move closer to the conference championship Nov. 19-20.

Women’s golf again high quality by Brandon Porter Sports editor

The women’s golf team has played significantly better at the start of this season and is looking to repeat as Great West Conference champions. The start for the team has been much improved as they have finished in fourth twice and eighth once, each time facing at least 12 schools. Last year, they started 13th out of 13 at the Marilynn Smith/ Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan., and followed that with a fifth out of eight at the Sam Houston Elkins Lake Invitational

in Huntsville, Texas. It was after that tournament that the Huskies seemed to improve. Brianna Maynard, last year’s only senior, is the only golfer not returning from the champion-

ship roster, and a pair of freshmen have filled in the empty roster slot nicely. Freshmen Jessica Ngui and Jenny Kang led the Huskies in their fourth place finish at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Fred Marx Invitational Sept.

27-28. Ngui, who tied sophomore Balbina Guajardo for a team best 226 and a tie for 11th place at the Worldlink North Texas Fall Classic in Denton, Texas, on Sept. 13-14 to start the season, finished with another tie for 11th, leading the team with a 235 in Monroe. Kang, in her Huskies debut, was two strokes behind Ngui in Monroe. She tied for 14th overall and was four strokes ahead of the rest of her team. With freshmen playing as well as the sophomores and juniors, and if the team can improve as they did last year, they have a good chance to surpass their four tournament victories and not only repeat this year but next year as well.

Who is your favorite superhero? The Flash. What is the best Baugh food? The biscuits at breakfast. What is your favorite place you have competed at? Eugene, Ore. What is your favorite Adam Sandler movie? Billy Madison. If you had a magic carpet, where would you fly to? Gold Coast, Australia. What do you want to do after college? Be a sports agent. What would you use to kill a zombie? My bare hands. Subway or Quiznos? Neither. I like Schlotzsky’s. 2009 Brazos Valley Open: 5th HBU/Puma Invitational: 9th SHSU Invitational: 8th

2010 Rice Invitational: 2nd LSU Invitational: 3rd

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Women’s golf finishes eighth by Brandon Boyd Contributing writer

by JUSTIN SCHNEEWIND

Senior midfielder Duke Ogega splits much of his time at the University between the Cullen Science Building and Sorrels Field.

Ogega:

Deciding between sports and chemistry

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was a way to make sure the day was over. I would go play just so it would be lunchtime, and then go play so it could be dinnertime, and then go play until it was time to sleep.” Ogega said soccer players in Kenya show the same dedication to the sport as professional athletes even though they do not receive paychecks for their efforts. “People play every day, hoping that one day someone will scout them the way I got scouted,” he said. “I never believed something like that would happen to me.”

Coming to campus Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky., originally recruited Ogega in 2006, but he made the decision to come to HBU in 2007 after talking to George Sangira, B.S./B.A., ’10, who played for the team at the time. Ogega said attending Lindsey Wilson provided potential to be scouted in soccer, but he wanted to attend a school that also met his academic ambitions. His interest in HBU’s nursing program drew him to HBU, he added. Head coach Steven Jones had never seen Ogega play when Ogega showed interest in transferring to HBU. Jones said Lindsey Wilson’s reputation of being one of the best schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics gave him confidence in Ogega’s abilities as a soccer player when he helped bring him to campus. “If you are playing at Lindsey

Wilson and if you are being recruited to Lindsey Wilson, you are a talented player,” Jones said. Ogega suffered an injury to his left ankle that prevented him from playing during his one year at Lindsey Wilson. When he transferred to HBU, he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during his first few weeks of practice. He had to have corrective knee surgery to mend his torn ACL. Ogega said this injury greatly impacted and humbled him as an athlete. He doubted his ability to continue playing soccer, he added. “My mind was so focused on the injury that I could not play,” he said. “If I run again, if I turn, will it pop?” Jones said Ogega persevered through his injuries and now diligently meets with trainers to rehabilitate and condition his body.

Making adjustments Ogega did not have access to personal trainers in Nairobi and has had to adapt to meeting with trainers nearly every day. Adjusting to training schedules is not the only way he has had to adapt. He has also had to make the transition from Kenyan football to American soccer. Ogega said that though he enjoys playing soccer in America, the style of the game differs from that of Kenyan football. “Soccer in America is more structured,” he said. “It is almost robotic. Football in Kenya is all about creativity.” Jones said Ogega’s creativity

strengthens his abilities as a player because soccer’s free-flowing nature requires ingenuity. Ogega earned a place on the Atlantic Soccer Conference’s All Conference First Team last year and was named to the All Tournament Team at the University of Kentucky’s Wildcat Invitational in September.

While he does not have concrete plans for the future, Ogega factors his family into each decision regarding potential career paths. He considers which option will best benefit his younger siblings in Nairobi, he said.

Balancing act

His one definite plan is to travel back to Kenya as soon as he can. With his parents, two brothers and his sister in Nairobi, Ogega said he tries to stay in contact through emails, phone calls and by writing letters, but he still misses Nairobi. “Just the weather, and being able to sit under a tree when it is hot and feel cool,” he said. “You feel a breeze, and you just feel calm. I have never woken up in America and breathed in and felt fresh.” He spends his summers attending summer school at the University and lives in his on-campus apartment since he has not been able to travel back to Kenya. His teammates and friends on campus have helped him adjust to the distance and make the University feel like home, Jones said. “He transferred and immediately had a bond with about 20 teammates,” Jones said. “He is funny, full of life, but he also has a serious side that shows he is a hard-working kid.” Since this is Ogega’s his last year at the University and on the team, he said he hopes to leave a sense of happiness to those he knew here. “When people say Duke, I just want them to smile,” he said.

Senior Gigi Gomez, a close friend of Ogega’s, said he remains humble about his abilities. She added that he manages athletics, academics and friendships well. “You get hypnotized in his charm, and he is just great to be around,” she said. “He understands what is important, and he gets it done. He helps everyone he can.” As an athlete, Ogega learned how to balance soccer and his studies. He earned the title of best overall student in Kenya in mathematics and chemistry for two consecutive years after taking a nation-wide placement test. He said he loves chemistry and, for that reason, chose to major in chemistry and to minor in math. Ogega originally came to the University as a nursing student, but due to the amount of travel the soccer schedule requires, he chose his current degree plan. He does not, however, know whether or not he will pursue a career in soccer or a chemistry-related career after he graduates. “It has always been my dream to play soccer, but I love chemistry so much,” he said. “I am in a dilemma.”

Heading home

The women’s golf team followed two consecutive fourthplace finishes by tying for eighth at the University of South Florida-Waterlefe Invitational in Bradenton, Fla., held Oct. 4-5. The 19-team tournament marked the halfway point of the team’s fall schedule. Junior Paige Gibson shot a 1-under par in the second round and finished 27th individually with a total score of 230. She described the course as tough but not harsh enough to disable her ability to play competitively. “The course was a bit of a challenge,” Gibson said. “Fortunately, I was able to keep a simple mindset, believe in myself and follow through with some pretty good shots.” Freshman Jenny Kang provided the team with its second best score, shooting a 236 overall and finishing 27th. “I could have done better,” Kang said. “I’m never satisfied with my performance because I always know I can do better.” Freshman Jessica Ngui, who Gibson finished third on the team with a 236, said that the team played well and performed with a high level of confidence. “Our next tournament will be a real enlightening experience,” Ngui said. “I plan on striking the ball well and with form, and also avoid becoming mentally fatigued.” The team opened the tournament with a 310, then posted a 304 in the second round. The team slid in the standings after shooting a 319 on the final day. Head coach David Shuster said he was pleased with the team’s efforts but disappointed by the struggles on the final day. Of the 10 schools that finished behind the University, seven came from major NCAA conferences. One was out of the Mountain West Conference, one from Conference USA, one from the Atlantic Coast Conference and four were from the Sun Belt Conference, including the University of Louisiana at Monroe, which the Huskies have beaten in all three of their tournaments. The Huskies will have a 13-day break before playing in the Austin Peay Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn., on October 18-19.

HUSKYSPORTS REWIND MEN’S SOCCER (2 - 6 -1) Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 3

San Diego State San Diego Central Arkansas Bradley

0-3 L 0-3 L 1-2 L 0-1 L

WOMEN’S SOCCER (3 - 8 -1) Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Sept. 29 Oct. 3

Texas Southern McNeese State Lamar Texas Christian

1-0 W 0-1 L 1-1 (2 OT) 2-5 L

VOLLEYBALL (10 - 7) (3 - 0) Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Sept. 30

Chicago State* NJIT* Prairie View A&M Texas Southern

3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W

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