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FallFest was ‘Ludacris’

Ken Hechler, US Senate candidate, to speak at WVU BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR


Fans cheer on Ludacris when he asks where the ‘Independent Women’ are in the crowd at West Virginia University sponsored FallFest Monday evening.

Despite showers, FallFest brings an intense, energy-packed crowd BY MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR


To see more coverage on FallFest, 123 Pleasant Street’s alternative FallFest and Chants of “Luda” were more of the interview with Kris Allen, heard throughout the densely read page10. packed Mountainlair Green Monday night, as rapper Ludacris attracted one of the larg- music,” Carver said. “He had est and most intense FallFest a lot to live up to tonight, and crowds in recent years. he definitely didn’t disappoint Ludacris gave a high-energy anyone here. He did an amazshow, performing old favor- ing job and kept the crowd goites like “Act A Fool” and new ing from start to finish.” hits like “My Chick Bad,” past Despite the intermittent midnight, making the crowd rain, fellow headliner Maroon quick to forget the delay be- 5 promised a good time. tween sets. “I love the rain; it don’t matErin Carver, a senior psy- ter. I say bring that s--t on,” chology and child develop- said lead singer Adam Levine ment major at West Virginia to pump up the crowd, openUniversity, said Ludacris’ ing with current hit single performance exceeded her “Misery.” expectations. The band gave energy“I’m a huge fan of Ludac- packed performances with ris, mainly because he’s been hits like “Harder To Breathe” on the rap scene forever, and I’ve grown up listening to his see FALLFEST on PAGE 3


Two new student organizations have started to serve African-American students at West Virginia University. The WVU student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists began in the spring semester and in June was officially accepted by NABJ. WVU NABJ is committed to diversity and providing opportunities for black students, said Morgan Young, NABJ president and senior print journalism major. “It allows you to meet many great people,” Young said. “I received an internship through NABJ. It was a great experience.” Bringing diversity to campus and opening up opportunities are some of the benefits of NABJ, Young said. Two members, Chelsea

Fuller, NABJ vice president, and Brandon Radcliffe, NABJ member, attended the 2010 NABJ Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego this past summer. “This group can offer a direct chance to network with professional people,” Radcliffe said. “The people in this group truly care about students and want to see them successful in the future.” The group has various plans for its first year as a recognized WVU student organization. “Right now, we are trying to plan a mentoring program through the Journalism school,” Young said. They are also working on putting together a basketball tournament, chili cook-off and community service projects through organizations such as the Red Cross and the Bartlett House, Young said. NABJ is also looking at or-

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Faculty Senate discusses new policy for graduate students’ ‘incompletes’ BY JESSICA LEPPAR CORRESPONDENT


Kris Allen plays on stage in front of the early FallFest crowd.

New student groups created to focus on diversity BY NICK ASHLEY

West Virginia University will play host to a campaign speech by one of the 15 candidates for the U.S. Senate. Ken Hechler, a 95-year-old former West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Congressman and democrat from Huntington, will be speaking in the Mountainlair at 7 p.m. today to raise support for his campaign. He plans to tell students and Morgantown residents about an issue that is ruining the state, he said. “Mountaintop removal is my number one issue, and it will be the first bill I will introduce into the Senate,” he said. “This is the most devastating form of mining, when the coal industry blasts off the tops of mountains and dumps the trees, rocks and soil down into people’s yards in the valleys.” Mountaintop removal mining is a process of extracting coal from a mountain’s coal seam by removing the layer above it. Hechler said this process pollutes air, water and soil and could lead to health problems for West Virginians. Recently, Hechler received an endorsement by key environmental movement groups such as Sierra Club West Virginia. Jim Kotcom, Sierra Club West Virginia Political Com-

mittee chair, said his group was excited about the work Hechler is planning. Kotcom said WVU students should get more involved in environmental issues within the state. “It’s the Mountain State, why wouldn’t we care about mountains?” Kotcom said. “How can we have Mountaineers if there are no mountains?” Hechler would like to meet with members of WVU’s Sierra Club Coalition to listen to their concerns about the issue. Members of the club are also looking forward to meeting with him. “I’m excited to see him speak, because he is a good candidate for West Virginia,” said Meredith Brown, organizer for the Sierra Club Coalition. “I look forward to hearing what he has to say about state policies.” Brown said she hopes students in attendance will learn more about the issue, even those from out of state. “I would like people to understand how this mining process does relate to them,” she said. “(Many states) are using coal from mountaintop mining sites that are responsible for destroying mountains across the state.” Hechler said he decided to enter the Senate race because he was not satisfied with Gov. Joe Manchin “electing himself,” he said.

ganizing a flag football game, bake sales on campus and pizza parties, Radcliffe said. Another black student organization starting this year is the Black Graduate Association. Members of the organization began doing research this summer, networked with students at other universities and received support from the National Black Graduate Student Association, said Robert Wells, president of BGA, in an e-mail. “We were inspired by President Clements’ desire to increase the diversity of WVU’s learning community,” Wells said. “There was a shared interest amongst graduate students to start up BGA for the purpose of networking and fellowship.” BGA plans on being active this year with community service projects, roundtable dis-

cussions, networking and social events as well as an end of year banquet, Wells said. Their first event is a mixer on Sept. 3. Wells hopes these events will help students academically as well as provide a positive environment for them. “In these social settings, we are able to talk about the challenges of academia, gain new perspectives and improve our community,” Wells said. The group has several goals, which include serving graduate students at WVU and becoming an affiliate member of NBGSA. “I want BGA to further prove that WVU is a preeminent institution where people from all backgrounds and walks of life learn from one another as we engage in innovative research,” Wells said.

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Faculty Senate members discussed a change to the grading policy for graduate students at Monday’s Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting. The change would affect graduate students conducting research in an attempt to limit the use of “I” (incomplete) grades. “The grade of ‘I’ should not be used as a routine placeholder for grades for the graduate courses,” said Jonathan Cumming, associate provost for Graduate Academic Affairs. Cumming proposed that faculty members use the grades “S” (satisfactory) and “U” (unsatisfactory) in place of incomplete grades. “S” and “U” grades would not be used in the calculation of GPA. This allows graduate students to maintain their average GPA without overly inflating or deflating the student’s overall GPA, Cumming said. Beginning this semester, all “I” grades that have been on a transcript for longer than three years would be converted to “INC” (permanent incomplete) grades by course instructors, Cumming said. If the course instructor is no longer at the institution, chairs or deans would then convert the students’ grades. If students are currently conducting research in their program with “I’s” on their transcripts, the “I” grades would be changed to high-

light the work done during the semester it was issued as long as it was before Aug. 15, Cumming said. Starting in the fall 2010 semester, “I” grades would no longer be issued unless the coursework is unavoidably incomplete. The “S” and “U” grades for these courses should be applied for the same semester in which the student has registered for the course, Cumming said. This allows students to know the satisfaction level of their work for successful graduate study, he said. One subsequent “U” grade in research for master’s students or two subsequent “U” grades for doctoral students may lead to suspension or dismissal, Cumming said. Incomplete grades will no longer stay on transcripts while they wait for students to defend their theses or dissertation, Cumming said. Faculty members discussed developing a rubric, which would assist students in determining whether their research studies were considered satisfactory or unsatisfactory. The proposition for the new grading system will go to the graduate council for further review before being discussed further in the Senate. In other news, faculty members discussed possibly changing the hours required to obtain a bachelors degree from 128 to 120 hours in the future. The issue was brought up

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SGA pushes for student involvement BY MELANIE HOFFMAN MANAGING EDITOR

Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series about SGA reform. Building an army is Ron Cheng’s way of involving a more diverse and increasing amount of students in West Virginia University’s Student Government Association. SGA President Chris Lewallen and Cheng, vice president, created new fields and amended past administration’s ideas to allow more student involvement in the organization this summer. Lewallen said involvement increased first in the number of executives hired: 25. “They’re working very hard. We’re trying to spread people out and get them as much involved in the community and city as possible,” he said. “We like to tell student government that nothing’s too big, nothing’s too small.”

Interns The 15-member SGA Board of Governors will now supervise interns interested in a future SGA position. The BOG will have first priority over interns, but other members of SGA can earn interns. “It’s a privilege, not a right,” Cheng said. Interns will assist governors on working on their platforms, and they will be chosen around Sept. 29, Cheng said. Student Connections Cheng is now taking the group on as his “baby for the year.” The group was started in 2007 to increase freshman involvement in SGA. Student Connections will also be under the leadership of Alyson Leo and Jason Butts and will meet in Hatfields at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings before the 7 p.m. SGA meeting. It will be more of a “committee-type atmosphere,”

Cheng said, and the group will “become a different animal” during the spring semester. “(It will) actually be more geared towards helping people who are interested in running to be able to run if they’re not on a ticket,” Cheng said. One information session was held last year for students interested in running for an SGA position, but this year Cheng hopes to host multiple sessions for different aspects of running including filling out packets, posters and reserving booths. SGA Reserves The SGA Reserves was created for people wanting to get involved in SGA community service, Cheng said. “Anytime we have an event or a booth that needs to be staffed, we’ll just send a big email to reserves and whoever responds, we’ll keep track of it,” he said. Stu d e nt C o n n e c t i o n s

will send the e-mail to the reserves. Anyone can be involved in the reserves, Cheng said, and because of its partnership with Lyon Tower, all residents and those involved in the Tower will be included. “As you can tell, we’re building an army,” Cheng said. Community Relations Committee Lewallen said every member of SGA will be a part of the newly created Community Relations Committee. The goal of the committee is to reach out and help people in the community, Lewallen said. Examples of what it might do include shoveling snow and assisting the Morgantown City Council. Cheng said this is a key time for the SGA Reserves to get involved, and Lewallen hopes to involve fraternities.

Council to search for city manager this year BY SAMANTHA COSSICK ASSOCIATE CITY EDITOR

While the Morgantown City Council shapes the community through its decisions, its biggest goal this year is to find a new city manager. Dan Boroff, city manager for the past 18 years, will retire Oct. 1. “We have a firm that we’ve contracted with to select some candidates,” Byrne said. “Then City Council will go about selecting a new city manager from that pool of candidates from that search firm.” The council is made up of seven members elected from each ward citywide as well as the city manager, said Don Spencer, deputy mayor. “We are the body that enacts the ordinances, pass the laws and oversee the city

manager and make sure the job is being done correctly,” said Mayor Bill Byrne. The Council helps the manager by setting policy and addressing any issues that might come up, Byrne said. The three different types of actions the City Council can take are ordinances, which become city code. They can also make resolutions, which are general policy statements and proclamations, which are usually related to events or recognition, Spencer said. The Council meets twice each month, on the first and third Tuesdays, for regular meetings as well as the last Tuesday of each month for a Committee of the Whole meeting, he said. “The way that most issues are acted upon by the City Council is that they are

brought up to the Committee of the Whole, which is a discussion meeting,” he said. “After they’ve been discussed, they are brought to regular meetings to be voted on.” It typically takes two votes to pass all ordinances with a public hearing that takes place before the second vote, he said. The Council is also responsible for selecting the volunteer personnel of the city, he said. Currently, there are 250 staff employees of the city and 250 volunteers who serve on city boards, commissions and standing committees. Whereas the Council elects the mayor annually, the city manager serves until he retires, Spencer said. This year, the Council’s biggest goal is to find a new city manager since The Council


also hopes to run the city so that it thrives. “This has been a time in the nation of recovering from tough times. Although Morgantown has survived most of this economic downturn, we have had to do some belt tightening and be a little more conservative in our spending,” Byrne said. “Our budget this year reflects that so we’ll be watching the budget carefully,” he said. Byrne advises students to know what is going on within the city and City Council since Morgantown will be their home for the next four or five years. “In addition to being students of the University, they’re citizens of Morgantown,” Byrne said.

F irst day of class ALL 2010

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine sings during a downpour to a soaked WVU crowd during FallFest 2010.


Continued from PAGE 1 and slowed the crowd down, making them sway sideto-side, lighters in hand, to slower songs like “She Will Be Loved.” George Magnone, a sophomore biochemistry student, was impressed by Maroon 5’s set, which made him stop to appreciate opportunities like FallFest. “FallFest is an awesome, free chance to see a variety of genres of live music, and it basically gives you one last summer break before you have to begin all the hard work that classes bring,” he said. “It starts the year off right.” “American Idol” winner Kris Allen also performed, singing tracks off his latest self-titled album like “The Truth” and “Live Like Your Dying.” Junior exercise physiology

major Brittany Streets experienced FallFest for the first time and came out specifically for Allen. “I love Kris Allen, he has such a great style and I grew to love him while watching American Idol so it’s great now to be able to go and see him in concert and on tour,” Streets said. Travis Zimmerman, a senior computer science student at Fairmont State University and former WVU student, has attended FallFest for four years. “A lot of students here grew up listening to Ludacris so it was great to see someone so big right here on campus,” Zimmerman said. “I like FallFest because it gives freshmen a great first college experience and offers upperclassmen a time to relax, have a drink and enjoy good music. It gives us all something to actually look forward to on the first day of school.”


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Complete AlcoholEdu to avoid penalty In an effort to curb underage alcohol abuse and consumption, West Virginia University is requiring all incoming freshmen and under-21 transfers to enroll in AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol awareness program that will be administered by WELL WVU. While the unofficial deadline to complete part one of the AlcoholEdu program has come and gone, new West Virginia University students still have until Sept. 3 to finish the opening portion of the online program before a $50

penalty is charged to their student accounts. To avoid the penalty, The DA would like to remind qualifying students to complete the program by logging on to alcoholedu and following the instructions provided by WELL WVU. Part two must be completed by Sept. 25. The program focuses on health behaviors and consequences associated with alcohol consumption and takes approximately two to three hours to complete.

A quick tour of the program reveals videos, comics, cartoons, intermittent quizzes and surveys gauging relative attentiveness and personal alcohol-related behavior. At certain points, users may be paying more attention to the early 90s hairstyles than the actual content of the message. Fortunately, it does not have to be completed in one sitting and can be finished over multiple log-ins. Still, AlcoholEdu claims to be effective. But then, what company

claims the services they sell aren’t? Yes, a culture of all-night partying and binge drinking has become almost commonplace at this University. And there are ample opportunities to do so. And yes, the University needs to take steps to curb alcohol abuse among students. Past tragic incidents and yet another top party school ranking are clear proof of that. But the effectiveness and the cost of this program to students has to be questioned.

Because the program is already in place, however, freshmen and transfer students should remember to enroll in and finish the course requirements before Sept. 3, if only to avoid paying the penalty. All students required to complete AlcoholEdu should visit to log-in and complete the required portions. Besides, perhaps a few students will actually learn something.


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Student fees go a long way at West Virginia University MICHAEL LEVY


It’s that time of year again: I hear people griping about paying their student fees. It’s a lot of money, for sure. But we get a lot of great services for our student fees. Here are a few that are well worth taking advantage of. Unless otherwise noted, everything mentioned here is free to West Virginia University students. Student Rec Center The WVU Student Recreation Center is an amazing facility. It’s modern, comfortable, wellequipped and smells far better than most gyms. And it has more to offer than you might realize. There are personal trainers available for free. Whether you’re out of shape and looking

to trim up or developing a serious weight-lifting plan, make an appointment with one of the trainers. First, they’ll do a comprehensive analysis of your fitness. Then they’ll develop a plan for you. And if you like, they’ll go through your workouts with you once a week, so you can be sure you’re maximizing the benefits of your workout routine and minimizing the possibility of injury. Ever considered taking up rock climbing? The climbing wall has free equipment to check out. And if you don’t feel like getting up on the ropes, bouldering (climbing low on the wall, so you can just jump or fall off ) is a great way to get started or to work on your form and climbing muscles. There are classes in yoga, spinning, Zumba (I admit, I don’t know what it is, but the people in the pictures look awfully fit) and probably fifteen other things I don’t know about.

There are triathlons, poker tournaments and kayak roll sessions as well as intramural sports leagues. There’s the outdoor recreation center that will rent you everything from snowshoes and winter camping gear to kayaks and paddles (for a small fee). They also organize trips that are a great way to get into outdoor activities, help you explore some parts of West Virginia that you might not have seen, and make new friends. Libraries First off, you have access to nearly every book ever printed through WVU Libraries. If it’s not in the collection, you can get just about everything through E-ZBorrow or Interlibrary Loan (textbooks and some not-so-popular new releases aren’t available). And that’s not just stuff for classes. You can also get the latest fiction, music instruction books and travel guides.

There are powerhouse Mac computers with monster screens in the Downtown Library’s basement that you can use for movie and music editing. There are copiers you can use to scan documents or references, and you can e-mail them to yourself for free. There are reference librarians that want to help you – many of them studied library science – with anything you could possibly need help with. There are also some really nice chairs in beautiful, quiet rooms that make a great place to take a mid-day or betweenclasses break. And there are group study rooms that you can reserve for those tough group projects.

You know you should have one every year – take advantage of the amazing price. They also offer gynecological exams, cholesterol and blood sugar testing, STD and HIV screening and more, all at very reasonable prices. And they have free condoms. The Carruth Center offers 12 free counseling sessions a year to students. Out in the real world, that’s at least a $1,200 value. Whether you’ve got major issues to work through (And who doesn’t?) or you just need someone to talk to about some relationship worries, counseling can be helpful. If you’re having trouble adjusting to some facet of college life, go talk with someone – many students find just a few sessions very helpful.

Student Health Student Legal Services The Student Health Center In the basement of E. Moore offers complete physicals for $30, including lab work. A phys- Hall is the Student Legal Serical at a private doctor’s office vices office. could cost more than 10 times They have professional that. lawyers on staff to help you

through any legal difficulties that you may have. Whether it’s a disagreement with a landlord or questions you have about a run-in with the police, free legal advice is a huge blessing. And that just scratches the surface. While I was writing this article, I looked up something about the Rec Center and learned there’s an arts and crafts center in the basement of Braxton Tower in the Evansdale Residential Complex where students can make pottery, stained glass, tie dye, beaded jewelry, candles, and more. You’re going to spend a lot of your time at WVU studying, and you’ll probably spend a decent amount partying, too. But there’s so much more here. You’re paying for these services already through your student fees. So look around, talk to people, and be open to opportunities, and you’ll find that your student fees are actually quite a bargain.

Community center should be built to preserve American ideals ZACH VIGLIANCO


Count me among the minority of Americans who support the construction of the “Ground Zero mosque.” Actually, since I happen to be a supporter and politically conservative, make that the extreme minority. Thankfully I live in a country that, while certainly ruled by majorities, has a Constitution that respects the rights of the social outcasts in the minority. Well, kind of. When it’s a good minority, and we (that would be the majority) don’t feel too threatened by whatever it is that particular group has planned. But when backstabbing terrorist sympathizers decide they want to plant a war memorial on the site of the worst terrorist attack in American history, who cares about what our most important founding document and the combined


weight of American jurisprudence and legal tradition suggest is the right course of action. This is an outrage, an affront, a sacrilege. And so it might be, if that was actually happening. Yet, outside of Newt Gingrich’s hyperbole that “America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization,” nothing of the sort is occurring. Consider this: The “Ground Zero mosque” is actually a large community center complete with a swimming pool, gym, restaurant, 500-seat auditorium, day care center, library and yes, an attached mosque, called Park51. It’s not located at Ground Zero, or even visible from the site. It is being built at the site of an old Burlington Coat Factory about two blocks away, and since it will stand only about 15 stories, in New York City, it is dwarfed and easily swallowed up by the surrounding skyline. The original name for the center was the Cordoba

House, which was intended to invoke images of the tolerance, cultural mixing and inter-faith acceptance that existed in the capital city of Muslim Spain during the 13th century. The Muslim cleric responsible for the project is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a moderate who rejects violence and authored a book titled “What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America.” Conservative commentators have attempted (without a shred of evidence) to label Rauf a terrorist sympathizer or connect him to terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, despite the fact that an FBI investigation determined no such links exist, and the State Department selected him as the leader of a foreign service mission to the Middle East to promote moderate Islam and U.S. relations with the Islamic world. Rauf has released several statements explaining that one of the goals he has for Park51 is to “push back against extremists” and “elevate the dis-

course about Islam.” He hopes to demonstrate that an Islamic facility isn’t always a terrorist factory, but instead it can serve in the same capacity as many Christian (or Jewish or Mormon) facilities do in communities across the country. The legal arguments against Park51 are weak to non-existent, so its opponents have turned to emotional ones. Newt Gingrich said he’ll support the mosque as soon as Muslims allow a church or synagogue near Mecca – because obviously America needs to take a lesson in religious tolerance from Saudi Arabia. Others claim Ground Zero is a sacred site, and a mosque (even just in the general vicinity) somehow befouls or desecrates it. A recent Charles Krauthammer column spelled this one out in the most tactful way possible, by referencing the legal notion of “time and place concerns.” I won’t dispute the emotional resonance of Ground Zero, but the power of this argument dissipates quickly

when one realizes that at least two strip clubs, a sex shop and a large off-track gambling parlor exist within a block of the World Trade Center footprint. If these racy sites do not cast a shadow over hallowed ground, how does a place of reflection and worship manage to do so? Other popular lines of attack include “the feelings of the Sept. 11 families should be given paramount consideration” and “just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.” Yet both arguments miss their marks. There is no clear consensus among the relatives of Sept. 11 victims about Park51: Some vigorously oppose it, while others strongly support it. And their opinions only matter (more than yours or mine) if one interprets the mosque’s location as a provocative shot directed at them, which it clearly is not. The latter argument acknowledges that by no reasonable legal standard should the construction of Park51 be prevented but implies that the

wave of public sentiment that considers the mosque to be in “bad taste” and an affront to many people’s sensibilities should be enough to discourage Rauf and his compatriots from following through with their plan. I could not disagree more with this position. In this situation, I hope that instead Rauf embraces a motto of “because I can, I will.” Let the Park51 community center and mosque become a symbol to the world of America doing more than just paying lip service to our core values and principles. Let it be a lesson on the protections afforded to all by a nation that respects the rule of law. Let it help us understand that when we protect the rights of minorities, especially those who unsettle or disturb us, we reinforce the precedents that protect our own. Let Park51 remind the world that America is the land of the free – not because we call ourselves that, but rather because we live it.





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Is J.T.’s injury more serious? For most of his final preseason camp, J.T. Thomas has been stuck watching from the sidelines as the senior linebacker nursed his injured neck. Seeing the unquestioned leader of the Mountaineer defense in a green, limitedcontact jersey for most of camp has raised questions of whether or not Thomas will be ready for the season opener Sept. 4 against Coastal Carolina. Thomas has all the answers. “I don’t want anyone to get too worried or worked up,” he said. “I’ll be ready to go when it’s time to go.” The injury isn’t anything serious, according to Thomas. MRIs have repeatedly come back clear, and all Thomas says he has is a slight bruise on his neck. West Virginia head coach Bill Stewart said Thomas is dealing with little pain. But Mountaineer fans shouldn’t let those comments completely clear their minds that Thomas is ready to play. The injury itself may just be minor. But then again, a neck injury isn’t anything to mess around with. Even more concerning is that Stewart said it was the same injury Thomas suffered during spring camp, which caused him to miss multiple practices including the annual Gold-Blue Game. So it may not be serious, but it is reoccurring. If you’ve ever had one of those continual injuries that just don’t seem to go away, you can surely understand how annoying they can be. Sure, players can still play with injuries such as those, but they usually don’t at full strength. They tend to be hesitant, and with good reason. Even once the player begins to feel comfortable again, with as dangerous and fragile as a neck injury can be, the injury will usually eventually return. Will this be another Reed Williams-type injury that continues to reoccur throughout the remainder of the season and cause Thomas to miss time every now and then? Thomas doesn’t think so. He repeatedly emphasized he’ll be fine for the season. But, if his injury wasn’t able to fully heal after nearly four months of rest during the summer, will it ever be fully cured, especially once the season starts and Thomas tries to play through it? Highly unlikely. Thomas did play sparingly in the Mountaineers’ scrimmage Saturday, which signaled the end of preseason camp, without any issues – which is a positive sign that his injury really may actually be taken care of for now. Another “bright spot” in this scary situation is that, despite sitting out of most contact drills, Thomas isn’t falling behind much, if at all. A luxury the Mountaineer coaching staff has right now is they can keep Thomas out of drills to assure his health only because he’s been around five years and won’t fall behind. Anymore, preseason camp is only a crash course for veterans like Thomas. It may not be such a bad thing for him to watch from afar anyway. Even sophomore quarterback Geno Smith and safety Robert Sands have been intentionally held out of practices so they could “learn from teaching.” When Williams missed time with his shoulder, he called watching from the sidelines one of the most beneficial drills he could have done. Then, Williams took the opportunity to bring along some of the younger players by becoming a coach during practice. Thomas has been doing the same. “J.T. is always out there yelling and keeping us on our toes,” said fellow linebacker Najee Goode. It’s a role that, for Thomas’ sake, he hopefully doesn’t get used to.

Veterans lead receiving corps Bailey’s ‘painful’ redshirt paying dividends in ’10 BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

more J.D. Woods and true freshman Ivan McCartney. Woods was the early favorite to take the spot entering camp, according to Galloway, but the team elected to go with Bailey to fill in for an injured Starks in Saturday’s scrimmage. “If he doesn’t start, it’s his fault,” Galloway said of Woods. “It’s going to be a big, big fall for him. If he succeeds, he has a chance.” It may be Bailey and McCartney who have been the camp’s most pleasant surprises, however. The pair were both teammates at Miramar High School in Miramar, Fla., where their quarterback was current WVU starting signal caller Geno Smith. The two were one of five

Stedman Bailey set one goal to accomplish in his true freshman season. Entering his collegiate career, the 5-foot-10 receiver wanted to test his skills at the Division I level just months after being removed as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the country. Avoiding a redshirt was his top priority. It was a situation he couldn’t evade. “It was painful,” said Bailey, who didn’t appear in a game last season. “I’ve never been a guy to sit on the sidelines.” This year, the redshirt freshman realized failing to meet his goal last season may have been Bailey a blessing in disguise. Bailey is one of the Mountaineers’ most hyped receivers entering the 2010 season after a standout fall camp. WVU head coach Bill Stewart said he “just keeps getting better and better.” While some may take their redshirt season lightly, Bailey did the opposite. He especially took the opportunity to study his plays, as he said his inability to pick up quickly on the playbook may have been the deciding factor between redshirting and seeing the field. “I know a lot more coming into this year’s camp,” he said. “Last year, everything was just thrown at you so fast, but now I understand what I’m supposed to be doing. I’m comfortable now, and I’m finally putting it all together. “(The redshirt) really helped me better my game in every aspect. It was a learning experience for me. I got to sit back and really understand how the game goes. Now I’m more prepared for what I’m about to be up against.” That comfort is clear to everyone around him, especially Stewart. It’s been Bailey’s ability to catch


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West Virginia sophomore receiver Tavon Austin catches a pass over an East Carolina defender in the Mountaineers’ game with the Pirates in 2009.

Galloway with plenty of options for fourth receiver BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

Too many players and not enough positions. That’s the way wide receivers coach Lonnie Galloway sees his depth chart entering the 2010 season. Full of playmakers, the thirdyear coach said his talent level has surely increased since his first season with the Mountaineers and so have his decisions on who to play. “Right now, there’s a group of guys out there fighting for one spot,” he said. “They all want the ball, and that’s one thing we talk about. The point that I try to tell them is ‘be in the right place at the right time;’ because you never know when the ball is coming. If the ball comes your way, make a play; and don’t complain if you don’t get it.”

That open spot is the No. 4 receiver position. Senior Brad Starks will anchor the receiver core as the Mountaineers’ No. 1 outside receiver while sophomore Tavon Austin will play opposite of him. Jock Sanders, who fell six catches shy of breaking the school’s single season reception record in 2009, will start in the slot. But the fourth man when WVU goes into a four receiver set still remains to be decided. In WVU’s final scrimmage of the preseason Saturday, the team rarely went into a four-receiver set and used tailback Noel Devine in such cases. “Jock, Tavon, Noel and Bradley all need to touch the ball,” Galloway said. In the running to become the fourth receiver is redshirt freshman Stedman Bailey, redshirt sopho-


Team finds positives in season-opening loss BY BEN GAUGHAN SPORTS WRITER

Losing the first game in a season is not going to make or break a soccer season. That’s the mantra the West Virginia women’s soccer team is taking this week. After the Mountaineers dropped a 2-1 overtime game to No. 11 Penn State, they are focusing on the next task at hand: beating Bowling Green Friday night. The Mountaineers play on the road at Bowling Green Friday at 5 p.m. at Cochrane Field. The team was satisfied with its effort against the Nittany Lions but agreed it needed to make the most of its opportunities when it mattered most. “We have to focus a little more offensively, and we should be better,” said sophomore midfielder Bri Rodriguez. Missed chances like senior midfielder Ashton Larkin’s shot that hit the post in a scramble in front of the net less than 10 minutes into the game could have given the Mountaineers an early lead and a chance to put away a scoring opportunity, West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said. “We had our chances, they had their chances, and the game is about the team that finishes,” she said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t tonight, but I thought it was an evenly played game. Unfortunately, we didn’t come up on top. “It’s a good starting point. They know that Penn State is a very good team, and hopefully we’ll continue to get better and finish those opportunities.” In addition to finishing opportunities, the Mountaineers are also focused on clearing up some defensive breakdowns, which cost the team against Penn State. The team is looking to continue to work on overall team defense, which achieved a school record-

tying 13 shutouts in 2009. “The defense is tough,” Izzo-Brown said. “We had some track stars coming at us (against Penn State). “For us to deal with that constant pressure, I was very proud of the way we played.” Izzo-Brown said West Virginia didn’t allow Penn State forwards to get behind the Mountaineers’ back line, but the Nittany Lions capitalized on minor mistakes. “In my opinion, we can fix all of the breakdowns,” IzzoBrown said. “As a coach, you’re pleased knowing that you can fix it. “If there were things that you couldn’t fix, it would be a whole other day.” Rodriguez said work has to be done on the defense’s shape. “Now, we just need to make sure that once we get the ball, we have to work to possess it a little more and not give it right back to them so we’re back on defense,” Rodriguez said. Making smooth transitions with many different players having to come in and play important roles will be a prominent part of WVU’s success. “We’re battling some things early on and trying to find lineups,” IzzoBrown said. “There’s been injuries and different things like that. We’re trying to find a little bit of a rhythm, but I was really proud of who went out there and did their thing, so that was good.” Izzo-Brown is pleased with where the team is physically and how the preseason conditioning helped them for the fast-paced teams like Penn State. “The kids that were going through preseason definitely did what we wanted them to do,” she said. “A couple of the kids that have not participated in preseason yet gutted it out and found a way to stay on the field.”




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Supper CHRISTIAN HELP needs volunis at 8:15 p.m., and Bible study begins teers to help with the daily operaat 9 p.m. All students are welcome. tions of six programs: a free clothFor more information, call 304-599- ing store, food pantry, emergency 6151 or visit www.mountaineers- financial assistance, Women’s reer Clothing Closet, Working Man’s WVU SWING DANCE CLUB meets Closet and the Furniture Exchange. at 8:45 p.m. in Multipurpose Room For more information or to volunA of the Student Recreation Center. teer, contact Jessica at 304-296-0221 No partner needed. Advanced and or beginners are welcome. For more inNARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets formation, e-mail wvuswingdance@ nightly in the Morgantown and mont areas. For more information, SIERRA STUDENT COALITION call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Room of the Mountainlair. The group is a grassroots environmental orga- meets daily. 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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you manage to clear out problems with ease. Partners, associates, family and friends could challenge your ideas often. You are being asked to question your fundamentals and perhaps certain key goals. Transform your life with the help of others’ feedback. Your popularity soars if you are single. You could tumble into a very intense relationship. The intensity could be real and long term, but give yourself a year before making a judgment call. If you are attached, your relationship will have the quality of new lovers. Enjoy. PISCES often presents a different point of view. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) ★★★ You might have your hands full as you strive to clear out work. Others suddenly become vocal and emotional, perhaps drawing the same reaction back. Take a walk before you react. Tonight: Understanding evolves to a new level. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) ★★★★★ You juggle many different vices and controversial opinions. Detachment allows you to pull out what appears to be important. An easy, steady pace always proves to be an asset. Meetings add zest to a situation. Tonight: Where your friends are. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) ★★★ Listen to feedback. Demands, requests and extremes mark your day. Knowing where to put your energy might be critical. A partner gives you powerful insight. Tonight: You cannot get out of the limelight! CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) ★★★ Creativity could be the outcome of different

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) ★★★ Pressure builds as you juggle different concerns. As mentally quick and flexible as you can be, your plate is still full. Realize others also are dealing with the same energy. Use your assets to make it easier. Tonight: Happily head home to cocoon. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) ★★★★ Keep information to yourself, especially if confusion surrounds you. Once you process and get a firm handle on a certain prevalent situation, you will be able to move forward. Others follow your lead. Tonight: Swap war stories with pals who also might be overwhelmed. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) ★★★★ An innate conflict lies between your perspective and that of others. You might want to rethink a situation and decide if another way could be better. If you can extract yourself from a problem, all the better. You don’t need to be in the middle of a hot issue! Tonight: Treat yourself on the way home. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) ★★★★★ The Full Moon points to you being pivotal. You might not be able to do as much as you would like. Understanding grows as you listen to others, who certainly don’t see eye to eye with you. Be a hero, and find an acceptable solution for everyone involved. Tonight: Whatever makes you smile. BORN TODAY Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (1929), actress Marlee Matlin (1965), baseball shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. (1960)


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Christopher’s leadership key in 2010 BY DEREK DENNENY SPORTS WRITER

For most athletic programs across the nation, losing three all-Americans to graduation would lead to a rebuilding year. That is not the case for the West Virginia cross country team. Though the Mountaineers lost their three top runners, they return a bevy of young runners eager to make an instant impact this season. With a roster full of underclassmen, West Virginia head coach Sean Cleary is looking for leadership from the few upperclassmen on the roster. Senior Kaylyn Christopher returns for her senior season after coming off an impressive 2009 campaign. After being selected for allregion honors the past two seasons, Christopher is the perfect candidate to lead the Mountaineers back to the NCAA Championships for a fourth-consecutive year, Cleary said. “Kaylyn’s experience and leadership will be needed throughout our roster. Kaylyn has been here from the start of our streak within the top 10,” Cleary said. “The younger girls really look up to Kaylyn. They have watched her run for years and are proud to be with her on this quest.” Christopher is no stranger to the success West Virginia has experienced in the past few seasons. She has been an intricate part to the team’s success and is excited to attempt to duplicate those efforts in 2010. “I am really looking forward to this season and the opportunity to help lead this program back to where we have been the past few years,” she said. “It’s going to be a fun year, and I am confident that we can get back into the top 10 again.” Though she admitted that it will be tough to get back to the heights of 2009, she is go-

The younger girls really look up to Kaylyn. They have watched her run for years and are proud to be with her on this quest.” – Sean Cleary, WVU cross country coach

ing to do whatever she can to get the team there. She has already started different ways to help get the team going. “I would really like to make team unity and spirit a priority this year,” Christopher said. “I think it would be very beneficial to us to be close to each other. That way we can help motivate each other and know that we have a support system.” Christopher will not only lead the team out on the course this season but will set an example with her work in the classroom. After being named an academic all-American in 2010, Christopher’s work in the classroom will serve as a bar for the rest of the team. “Kaylyn’s accomplishments in the classroom are something that should never be overlooked,” Cleary said. “Simply put, Kaylyn is a national-class student-athlete.” Christopher has some big shoes to fill this season, but it seems that all the intangibles are in place for success. With the goal of the season being a return to the NCAA national event, her leadership will be necessary, but it seems that she may very well be the most viable candidate. “Should Kaylyn lead this team back into the top 10, she will be the first Mountaineer to experience such an achievement,” Cleary said.


West Virginia senior Kaylyn Christopher will be counted on to lead the Mountaineers this season after the program lost three all-Americans to graduation.


Emotional Piniella retired due to aid ailing mother CHICAGO (AP) — After all the wins, all the losses and all those arguments, Lou Piniella clearly felt it was time to leave. Saying the final goodbye after a half-century in baseball, that was the hard part. “I cried a little bit after the game. You get emotional. I’m sorry, I’m not trying to be,” the Chicago Cubs manager said Sunday, his eyes tearing up again and his voice cracking. The 66-year-old Piniella announced before the Cubs-Atlanta game that he was retiring immediately after it was over and planning to spend more time with his ailing mother. “My mom needs me home and that’s where I’m going,” Piniella said. The Cubs didn’t do him many favors on the field in his wrapup, losing 16-5 to the Braves. He was in the dugout when it ended, and he waved his hat across the field to his friend, longtime Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, who has said this is his last season. The Cubs gave up 11 runs over the final three innings to fall 23 games under .500. Many in the crowd of 37,518 had already left Wrigley Field when Sam Fuld grounded into a game-ending double play. “It’s a good day to remember and also it’s a good day to forget,” Piniella said. Third base coach Mike Quade was promoted to interim manager, getting the nod over bench coach Alan Trammell, who was thought to have been a candidate to succeed Piniella next season. But general manager Jim Hendry said Trammell was not going to be considered for the job, so Quade was selected to finish out the season. Speculation is rampant that former Cubs star Ryne Sandberg, now their Triple-A manager, will be hired. From the start, it was an emotional day for a man known for his fiery ways as a player, manager and executive for 48 years. Piniella teared up at home plate when the umpires wished him well with his mom. He

shook hands with Cox after they reached the plate, hugged each other and exchanged back slaps as Piniella’s No. 41 was posted on the center-field scoreboard. Cox was announced to the crowd and took his cap off and waved it to the fans. Then the public address announcer ran down Piniella’s achievements as he stood at the plate, and scattered cheers of “Louuu” could be heard throughout the crowd. After Piniella and Cox posed for a picture with the umpires, the managers hugged each other again. Piniella then headed to the dugout and, as the cheers got louder, took off his cap, waved it to the crowd and began to clap for the fans. When Piniella made the first of three trips to the mound in the seventh inning to change pitchers, fans behind the dugout gave him a standing ovation as he came off the field and he acknowledged them with a little wave of his hand. Piniella said last month he planned to retire at the end of the season and reiterated his plans just Saturday. But he missed four games in August to be with his mom in Florida and decided this weekend his divided attention wasn’t helping anyone. “She hasn’t gotten any better since I’ve been here,” said Piniella, who turns 67 on Saturday. “She’s had a couple other complications, and rather than continue to go home, come back, it’s not fair to the team, it’s not fair to the players. So the best thing is just to step down and go home and take care of my mother.” The surprising announcement was made in a team handout Sunday morning after Piniella had repeatedly insisted he would finish the season. Cox empathized with his counterpart. “It’s in your blood that long, but Lou’s mom is in ill health,” Cox said before the game. “It’s a sad day for me, because I kept on thinking that Lou would be back, not here but somewhere else.”


Continued from PAGE 5 nearly everything thrown his way that has caught the attention of the head coach. One of those catches occurred on the first play of the Mountaineers’ Aug. 18 scrimmage in which Bailey bent down to prevent a low-thrown ball from becoming incomplete. The result: touchdown. “Every day I see No. 10. He just keeps getting our attention,” Stewart said. “It’s time for him to step up to the plate. He’s such an athlete.” Bailey is currently listed as the backup to the Mountaineers’ go-to receiver Brad Starks on the outside. Last season, Bailey alternated between the outside and the slot receiver position.

“I see Stedman as a guy that can go out there and play like any of our wide receivers, yet he has the shiftiness to play slot, too,” Stewart said. “He can vertically stretch the field on the outside, but he also has that shiftiness to get in those middle routes and find the digs and open areas.” But with so many receiver positions still up for grabs, the Miramar, Fla., native said he has to stay focused on playing at a high level. “Last year, I didn’t even get a chance to play, so to come out and possibly be a starter would be real big for me,” he said. “I think I should play a big role, but I just have to go out there and make the plays I’m supposed to make and do everything I’m supposed to.”

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receivers to earn Division I scholarships on the team and are favorites of WVU head coach Bill Stewart for their abilities to make the tough catches look easy. Bailey caught 68 passes for 1,163 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior and has made prolific growths in the offseason, specifically with his increased knowledge of the playbook. “Stedman is going to be a big surprise, not to me, but to the league,” Galloway said. “He’s done a lot of things and made a lot of plays. He can say, more than anyone on this team, that he knows what Geno is thinking. It’s such a good chemistry that he has.” McCartney, meanwhile, comes to WVU as a U.S. Army All-American after ending with 37 catches for 747 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. Adjusting from high school to Division I football isn’t as easy as it looks, according to Galloway. “The worst thing about being a highly rated freshman is that what you did was in high school,” Galloway said. “Now, you come in. There’s new plays. It’s faster. “He’s a hard worker. He


Slot receiver Jock Sanders needs just 55 catches to break David Saunders’ school record for career receptions. wants to play, and I’m going to give him every chance to play.” The receiving corps will also get some help from two tight ends – junior Tyler Urban and senior Will Johnson – along with redshirt freshman Chris Snook. “They’re coming along really well,” said tight ends coach Dave McMichael. “Tyler Urban has had a good camp, and Will Johnson is doing well. We’re going to bring Chris Snook along.” WVU ranked 90th in the country in pass offense last season, averaging 191 pass yards per game. The mark was the worst in the Big East Conference.






Ludacris waves to the crowd as part of his set at FallFest Tuesday night.

FallFest kicks year off in style BRANNAN LAHODAA


In my five years at West Virginia University (two degrees), I have attended FallFest each and every year. I thought that after my freshman year, when The Roots and Staind rocked out to a crammed Mountainlair Green, a packed High Street and crowned off by all of Stalnaker hill, that any future live music ventures would be anticlimactic, at best. And for the next three years, that was the case. Sophomore year with Dashboard Confessional was virtually rained out and miserable. Junior year with Lupe Fiasco was much better, but spiraled downhill once Daughtry began crooning on stage. My first senior year, history repeated itself as Third Eye Blind gave a solid performance before giving way to Akon and what sounded like an assist from some pre-recorded vocals. FallFest 2010, however, spurred memories of my first true college experience. I arrived late as the crowd began to collect during VV Brown’s hit “Shark in the Water.� I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of her vocals. Tasked with performing to a sparse crowd in the middle of blowing wind and light rain, Brown’s vocals came through with almost studio quality, a testament to what appears to be immense talent and a stellar voice. Catching the end of her set,


Continued from PAGE 10 political figures like President Barack Obama. “I just want my dorm to look nicer and have people follow the ‘Wedding Crashers’ rules,� said freshman exercise physiology major Jordan Mitchell.

I wish I had departed the office more quickly, especially after I heard only two songs before a 25 minute intermission in what had by then become pouring rain. As an aside, I really wish the music industry would take a lesson from NASCAR and speed up the set-change process. After that not-so-brief intermission, Kris Allen came to the stage and began jacking beats left and right. Chief among these was, of course, the song “Live Like We’re Dying� by Irish rock band The Script. Yet, in retrospect, maybe borrowing heavily from more talented artists is a good plan for an artist (and a surprisingly good guitarist) whose claim to fame is winning a reality TV show in the twilight of its heyday. He shall not be mentioned again. After yet another lengthy intermission (it can’t be more difficult than changing four tires and filling up on Super-Ultra) the crowd was wet and ready as Maroon 5 came to the stage and the skies began to clear. While I have long been a closet fan of Maroon 5, I was completely surprised by the all-around quality of the band’s music and vocals, as well as the willingness to branch off from their own hits to put their own spin (get it Allen: alter your covers) on hits like Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You� and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It.� In fact, Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine hit notes higher than what any man with a denim jacket and tattooed forearms should. To borrow heavily from the popular vernacular of

silly freshmen and sophomores, he “owned.� The band finished by pounding out – and literally, I mean pounding out – their chart topper “This Love.� With the crowd alive from Maroon 5’s performance and anxious for Ludacris to “be bumpin’� (as it was repeatedly described by a pair of females to my stage left) the momentum built during the longest intermission of the night. As any respectable rapper will do, Ludacris was brought out on the stage by his emcee with several thousand hands beating the air. Going into the concert, I had my trepidations regarding Luda. Yeah, I’m a fan. He’s created some of the most appealing music videos and has smooth yet always amusing lyrics. When Luda puts his name on a track, it’s going to be hot. But one of his most recent forays included a misguided feat. on a Justin Bieber song. Justin Bieber. No. Once he took the stage, however, I knew the crowd was in for a treat. And for a few brief moments, I wasn’t a fifth year college student with a loaded course schedule and multiple jobs. I was pimpin’ all over the world. I was rollin’ out. And I was seeing classy women in various United States area codes. Ludacris, Maroon 5 and VV Brown rocked. I have high hopes for future WVU music festivals. So much so that I might have to venture back to Morgantown in 2011 to crash the party.

Mitchell purchased a “Wedding Crashers� poster for herself and a “Rocky� poster for a friend. Pre-pharmacy major Taylor Evans was also shopping for posters of musicians such as The Beatles and John Mayer, her main goal being to decorate her dorm so that “it doesn’t look like a jail.�

The poster sale will continue in the Mountainlair Commons through Friday, with the booth opening around 9 a.m. and closing around 6 p.m. For those unable to make it to the Mountainlair this week, the sale will be back the first week of next semester.

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Continued from PAGE 10 “mass appeal.� “There are some (songs) that have it, but you have to listen deep to get it,� he said. “With DWHY’s song, (the song) immediately appeals to you.� The single will be included as part of his forthcoming album “Don’t Flatter Yourself.� “The mixtape/album will be very diverse. It may actually scare people at first, as far as the range of music that will be on it,� he said. “But ‘Party Girl,’ as part of the CD will bring a fun and commercially viable edge to the project.� The CD does not yet have a release date but will be “sometime this fall.� D-WHY has been working on the album for “about a year,� he said, though “Party Girl� has been finished for a while. The album is a solo project, and there are “no features� on the album. “I want to demonstrate my ability, as an artist, to carry an entire project by myself,� DWHY said. As for “Party Girl,� D-WHY has high hopes. “Although I’m from West Virginia and attended WVU, I have spent a lot of time preparing my music for a national level,� he said. “I really feel as though ‘Party Girl’ has the potential to do that. I really appreciate everyone who supports the song, and my music.�

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Bonnie Prince Billy plays at 123 BY TRAVIS CRUM

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Will Oldham, the real name of the headlining act at 123 Pleasant Street Monday night, hopped barefoot on stage during one of his well-known songs. Oldham, who goes by the performing moniker of Bonnie “Prince” Billy, was backed by the Cairo Kings. M Iafrate & The Priesthood opened for Oldham, performing songs from their album, “Christian Burial.” The band also played music from previous releases. O l d h a m’s set featured songs from the singer’s expansive collection, such as a song from 1998, “Magdalene Mary” and newer release “Go Folks, Go.” Julia Kauhman, a WVU

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alumna who received a degree in exercise physiology, said she came from Charleston just to see Oldham and his band. “I saw him in Portland in the spring, and it was very different than this,” Kauhman said. “Every one of his shows is different.” Oldham said before the show that the vibe of his performances is affected by West Virginia. Oldham has played at 123 Pleasant Street for many years, said Kauhman. Everywhere he goes everyone smells different, he said.

He joked that only white people come to his shows. They are all the same in the dark, he said. After listening to some of Oldham’s discography, Kevin Johnston said he was excited to see him perform. Two sisters stayed close to the front stage. It was a tradition to come to one of the bar’s bigger performers such as Oldham. Caitlin Adams, said she came to 123 show 10 years ago with her sister. “(123) is an altar for West Virginia’s music,” said Ann Adams, a WVU alumna who traveled with Caitlin from Pittsburgh to see the show. “There is a different incarnation of this bar all the time and (Oldham) has been here for it all.”


Bonnie Prince Billy sings during a concert at 123 Pleasant Street Monday night. The concert served as an alternative to West Virginia University’s FallFest.

2008 ‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen Rapper D-WHY releases new single ‘Party Girl’ makes his college debut at FallFest BY MACKENZIE MAYS ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR

For the last few months, Kris Allen has been on the road. Touring with FallFest performers Maroon 5 and VV Brown, Allen has been learning the tricks of the trade. “As a band we’ve learned a ton being on the road, and we’ve had fun doing it,” Allen said. “Maroon 5 puts on an incredible show, and we’ve learned a lot from them. They’ve been around for a while, and they’re great artists, and they’ve inspired us to do the same.” West Virginia University is the first college campus Allen has performed at, and prior to

the show said he was excited to experience what he heard was “one big party.” Winner of the eighth season of “American Idol,” Allen overcame competitor Adam Lambert and released a successful album within the same year, featuring his well received acoustic rendition of Kanye West’s “Heartless” and current radio hit “Live Like We’re Dying.” Allen’s main goal is to give his audience as great of a time as he and his band have on stage. “I’m a huge fan of having fun, and that’s really what needs to come across to my audience. We like to get the crowd involved as much as we can and

like to see you just dance and have a good time – that’s what it’s all about for us,” Allen said. “We just want everyone to enjoy our show and help give students a good time on the first day of school. We’re happy to entertain them.” Allen discussed his new album, taking most pride in the track “Red Guitar,” which he wrote himself, and his appreciation of his success but admitted rushing into the process of compiling an album. “I’m so happy I even got the chance to make a first album,” Allen said. “Everyone wants to make that first album perfect, and I feel like I may not have taken enough time to work on my first, so now I plan to take

more time on the next album and hope for a perfected, raw sound.” While his road to success may be different than other artists in the industry, having gained fame from being a contestant on “American Idol,” Allen said the work has been just as hard as others. “The ‘Idol’ experience definitely made me more humble, but for me it’s been a lot of hard work just like for most artists. But it’s definitely not the easy route like some people seem to think,” he said. “ I’ve worked my tail off for this every day, and I appreciate everything I’ve been able to accomplish.”

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Former Morgantown and West Virginia University-based rapper D-WHY released his new single “Party Girl” today. The single was released midnight. D-WHY, real name David Morrison, graduated West Virginia University in 2009 and is now based in New York City. “‘Party Girl’ is hopefully going to be the theme song for every girl at WVU who enjoys having fun with their friends and hanging with their girls,” he said. “The song is about girls, and it’s obviously for girls. Then since I am a guy and wrote the song from my perspective, I tried to make it so that the fellas could also embrace and relate to the song.” He described the song as “pop/dance meets down south hip-hop.” “The tempo of the song borders between dance and hiphop, and is filled with bouncing keys, brass hits and infectious drums,” he said. “The song’s chorus was created with the intention to stick


‘Party Girl’ is available as a free download at http://d-whymusic. com. Follow D-WHY on Twitter at in people’s heads instantly,” he said. “I want people to listen to it for the first time and know the words to the chorus before the song is over.” The song will be featured in the first hour of Tuesday night’s “Urban Diner” show on U92, the WVU college radio station. The show airs 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Kelen Conley, director of the show and local rapper B Hyphen, said the song has

see D-WHY on PAGE 8


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Freshman exercise physiology majors Jordan Mitchell and Nick Post look through the posters available at the poster sale in the Mountainlair Monday afternoon.

Lair poster sale gives students chance to spruce up dorm rooms BY JAMIE CARBONE


Looking for something to spruce up that cold dorm room wall? All this week students can visit the Mountainlair Commons and pick up posters of movies, music and television shows. “We’ve got the best selection around downtown Morgantown,” said Mike Reese, who has been with Beyond the Wall for two years. Posters of all shapes and sizes are available, including those that simulate 3-D.

Others include tapestries and various doodads like bookmarks and key chains. Equipment necessary to hang posters are available, including sticky tack and frames. The posters, which can cost anywhere from $3 to $30, are supplied by national poster company Beyond the Wall and cover all sorts of popular subjects. Students can get posters of films “Old School” or “Labyrinth,” bands like Fall Out Boy, copies of art by Van Gogh and inspirational quotes from


The DA 8-24-2010  

The Aug. 24 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

The DA 8-24-2010  

The Aug. 24 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper