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Wednesday February 9, 2011


SGA without housing director

Director will not be replaced, gov. will fill position BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR

The Student Government Association at West Virginia University has been operating without an off-campus hous-

ing director since the semester began, and there are no plans to refill the position. Brannan Lahoda, a WVU alum, was appointed to the position last semester but left it when he graduated in December. The position will not be filled because there is another governor currently working on offcampus housing issues, said SGA President Chris Lewallen. The role of off-campus housing director requires them to

represent the student body on all matters related to off-campus housing. They also work in cooperation with the University’s off-campus housing coordinator and the office of Student Legal Services to host housing awareness booths, the Annual Housing fair and lease review clinics, according to the SGA bylaws. Lahoda said he did not tell Lewallen or SGA Vice President Ron Cheng he was graduating, but did inform Gov. Josh Sny-

der, whose platform is to improve the current housing market in Morgantown. Snyder said one of the directors’ jobs is to help him, and it has been filled. “My intern has taken over that spot,” Snyder said. He said he believes the position is important to SGA if there is not a governor currently working on the issue. Next year, he said, a governor might not be working on offcampus issues and a director

would be needed. There are no current plans to re-examine the executive positions, such as off-campus housing director, to determine their usefulness. “Some platforms and positions require more than one person, some require five to six,” Lewallen said. “Some don’t require any at all, and I wish those people would help the other ones.” Lewallen said he didn’t think there were too many people

working on the off-campus housing issue, and it would be up to the next administration to decide whether or not to include the position again. Snyder said he and his intern plan to meet with members of City Council to discuss changing the definition of a family in South Park. Currently, no more than two unrelated people are allowed to rent or own homes in the area.

Keeping warm in the winter Fayette Street

closed to repair city waterlines BY TRAVIS CRUM CITY EDITOR


Director of Mountaineer Campus Ministries Michael Boyer gives out free coffee, tea and crackers at a booth at the Beechurst PRT station Feb. 2.

Local man, ministry has history of giving free food to students BY JOEL MORALES STAFF WRITER

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, more than 150 students at West Virginia University get free hot chocolate, coffee and assorted crackers outside the Beechurst PRT station. For four years, Michael Boyer, director of Mountaineer Campus Ministries, has set up a table filled with food and drinks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. “We want to let students know that Jesus Christ loves them as well,” Boyer said, who also wants to help students spiritually. “It says in the scripture that Jesus said to give a cup of cold water in his name.” Boyer said he gives the free food to students because he feels they are often overlooked. He estimated more than 150 people come to the table daily while he is there, taking about 80 cups of hot choco-

late and 40 cups of coffee. “I see a lot of the same people, we do have regulars,” Boyer said. “We have been doing this for four years, and some people have been coming for all four years.” Elizabeth Decario, a freshman engineering major, said she thought it was a great idea, and she stops every time Boyer is there. “It makes my life so much easier,” said Omar Aragon, a graduate computer science major. “I try to get something to eat before my class and this makes it more convenient.” Many people recognize the good deeds Boyer and the Mountaineer Campus Ministries are doing, including Dan Hecht, a sophomore art and design major. “I just think it’s awesome that you see some genuine good people doing some genuine stuff for the hell of it,” Chelsi Baker/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM Hecht said. Sophomore mechanical and aerospace engineering major Rachel Gregory prepares a cup of coffee at the Mountaineer Campus Ministries booth at the Beechurst PRT stasee free on PAGE 2 tion Feb. 2.

Zipcar registration increases to 180 students by emily spickler correspondent

Zipcar, a car rental program at West Virginia University, has more students registered than when it was implemented last semester. There are approximately 180 people signed up for the program at WVU, said Eric Rosie, assistant director of Parking and Transportation at WVU. Some weekends average 80 to 90 percent usage rates, Rosie said.

The program requires students to register for the usage of the Zipcars, which are two Toyota Prius Hybrid cars, two Scion XBs and a Honda Civic. “There are two cars parked on Maiden Lane, above the Mountainlair, one in Sunnyside across from the Honors Hall, and two in front of Towers,” he said. Zipcar is $35 to join and $9 per hour, which includes a gas card and insurance. WVU is one of 224 universities to participate in the Zipcar

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program, said Colleen McCormick, public relations specialist for Zipcar. “We have over 530,000 members and 8,000 cars worldwide,” she said. As interest increases for the program, WVU will consider adding more cars to the fleet, such as Mini Coopers, Rosie said. “Once real interest takes off, we’re looking to add some more cars around campus,” he said. Zipcar was founded in 2000,

to be a new category in alternative transportation, McCormick said. The program took over for the WeCar program at WVU in August 2010. WeCar, which was a WVU-specific program, cost the University $60,000 to keep the cars on campus, Rosie said. Zipcar is not charging the University for use of their cars, he said. “Being a Zipcar member here means you can use

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The main entrance to Fayette Street in Morgantown will be closed for more than a week so repairs can be made to the city’s waterlines. Motorists will be detoured to Pleasant Street until workers can connect new lines to existing ones, said Timothy Ball, general manager for the Morgantown Utility Board. He said a contractor was hired in November to lay the new pipes in place of the older, more problematic ones. “The contractor was laying a 16-inch waterline in University Avenue for us and work is underway, being performed by MUB crews,” Ball said. “They are connecting the line laid by the contractor into existing waterlines.” Similar construction will continue block-by-block un-

til all of the older waterlines on University Avenue and Beechurst Avenue are connected, Ball said. This is done by working with local businesses to figure out a schedule in which the piece of sidewalk directly in front of their business can be tied up. “We talk to our customers to schedule our work to accommodate their schedule so we aren’t interfering with their business,” he said. The next street to have the repairs will be Foundry Street in a few weeks. Work on the entire project, connecting waterlines from Beechurst Avenue as far north as Stansbury Hall, is expected to be completed over next three or four weeks, Ball said. The state Division of Highways is paying for the

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A worker looks down into a hole dug in the road beside Fayette Street as a part of ongoing construction.

Police take down signs with anti-gay message on Walnut Street Bridge by erin fitzwilliams associate city editor

The signs left anonymously on telephone poles on the Walnut Street bridge depicting the Chick-fil-A cow mascot as anti-gay were removed Monday. The signs parodied the fast food chain’s motto “Eat Mor Chikin,” with the cow holding a sign saying “Hate Mor Gay People.” The stickers were removed when the Morgantown Police Department discovered them, said Sergeant Eric Powell. The signs were considered vandalism for “lack of a better word.” “It wasn’t a direct insult toward any one person. It was a more generalized statement towards perhaps victims of

society,” Powell said. It was announced last summer that West Virginia University signed a contract with the company for the installation of the restaurant in the Mountainlair, which will be opened sometime in February or March. The fast food chain recently was under fire for alleged donations to organizations that promote pro-heterosexual marriages. WVU students had mixed views of the signs on whether they were anti-gay or perhaps anti-Chick-fil-A. “I don’t know why someone would use the logo of a Christian organization to convey a hateful message,” said Emily Hersman, a

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WVU BATTLES NO. 2 UCONN The No. 17 West Virginia women’s basketball took on No. 2 Connecticut Tuesday at the WVU Coliseum. Did WVU pull off a program-changing game? SPORTS PAGE 10


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Senate panel seeks to tap state budget surplus for W.Va. roads CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawmakers on Tuesday talked about tapping emergency funds to repair and maintain some of the state’s secondary roads, work that is always underfunded. The proposal, which was questioned by acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, would transfer surplus money normally deposited annually in the smaller of the state’s two rainy day funds, once it equals 10 percent of the general revenue budget. That could mean $200 million for the State Road Fund this year alone. The Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee endorsed the bill after limiting the rerouted money to spending on existing secondary roads and bridges. Its amendment would also end the transfers after three years, unless lawmakers renewed the

measure. The amended bill now moves to Senate Finance. The two rainy fund accounts together equal nearly 17 percent of general revenue spending, one of the healthiest reserves among states. Among other benefits, that ample balance has aided West Virginia’s credit rating on bond street, Tomblin said in a statement. Tomblin said he was concerned that if the money is sent automatically to the road fund, it would “eliminate the type of flexibility that the state needs in order to pay down long-term debt and deal with emergencies as they arise.” Separate from the general revenue budget, the State Road Fund relies on fuel and vehicle sales taxes and registration and litter control fees. The state expects fund revenues to total $626 million during the budget year that began

July 1. While a modest $3.7 million ahead of estimates for the year so far, the fund has chronically lacked sufficient money. Increased material costs and fuel efficient vehicles are among the culprits. The state is responsible for more than 90 percent of all the roads within its borders, some 34,726 miles worth. Only five states foot the bill for a larger portion. Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox has told lawmakers this session that his Division of Highways will need to increase State Road Fund revenues by $700 million annually in each of the next 25 years to meet projected needs. Sen. Bob Beach, a lead sponsor of the bill, noted that the proposal follows years of debate by lawmakers and other state officials over how to improve road revenues.

“A comprehensive plan is long overdue, but I’m not seeing a comprehensive plan,” the Monongalia County Democrat said. “All I’m seeing so far is the way it’s been conducted in the Legislature, which is a piecemeal approach.” Beach supported the amendment by Sen. Doug Facemire, D-Braxton, to apply transfer funds only to existing roads. “It appears to me that in our state, we can’t maintain the roads we have,” Facemire said. “We ought to quit worrying about building new roads and let’s worry about taking care of the roads we have.” Sen. Bob Williams, D-Taylor, proposed that the amendment dedicate funding solely for secondary roads. Concerns about keeping emergency reserves flush prompted the renewal provision.


Government: No electronic flaws in Toyotas WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic flaws weren’t to blame for the reports of sudden, unintended acceleration that led to the recall of thousands of Toyota vehicles, the government said Tuesday. Some of the acceleration cases could have been caused by mechanical defects – sticking accelerator pedals and gas pedals that can become trapped in floor mats – that have been dealt with in recalls, the government said. And in some cases, investigators suggested, drivers simply hit the gas when they meant to press the brake. “We feel that Toyota vehicles are safe to drive,” declared Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The investigation bolstered Toyota’s contentions that electronic gremlins were not to blame and its series of recalls – involving more than 12 million vehicles globally since fall 2009 – had directly addressed the safety concerns. Transportation officials, assisted by engineers with NASA,

said the 10-month study of Toyota vehicles concluded there was no electronic cause of unintended high-speed acceleration. The study, launched at the request of Congress, responded to consumer complaints that flawed electronics could be the culprit behind complaints that led to Toyota’s spate of recalls. Recalls to fix sticking accelerator pedals, gas pedals that became trapped in floor mats, and other safety issues have posed a major challenge for the world’s No. 1 automaker, which has scrambled to protect its reputation for safety and reliability. Toyota paid the U.S. government a record $48.8 million in fines for its handling of three recalls. Toyota said the report should “further reinforce confidence in the safety of Toyota and Lexus vehicles” and “put to rest unsupported speculation” about the company’s electronic throttle control systems, which are “well-designed and well-tested to ensure that a real world, uncommanded acceleration of the vehicle cannot occur.”

Toyota reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit earlier Tuesday but raised its full-year forecasts for earnings and car sales. The financial results and government report boosted shares of the automaker on Wall Street by more than 4 percent, to close at $88.57. Analysts said the report would help Toyota’s reputation but the company would still need to work hard to regain its bulletproof image of reliability. Toyota was the only major automaker to see a U.S. sales decline last year at 0.4 percent. “This is really something that is going to take years and years to recover,” said Rebecca Lindland, director of automotive research with consulting firm IHS Automotive. Federal officials said they thoroughly examined the acceleration reports and could not find evidence of an electronic problem. Instead, investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the evidence showed that cases in which owners complained about in-

effective brakes were most likely caused by “pedal misapplication,” in which the driver stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes. Many of the complaints involved cases in which the vehicle accelerated after it was stationary or at very low speed. LaHood said NASA engineers “rigorously examined” nine Toyotas driven by consumers who complained of unintended acceleration. NASA reviewed 280,000 lines of software code to look for flaws that could cause the acceleration. Investigators tested mechanical components in Toyotas that could lead to the problem and bombarded vehicles with electro-magnetic radiation to see whether that could make the electronics cause Electronic problems can include buggy software, circuitry influenced by electrical interference and electrical shorts. The problems are often difficult to spot and can surface when combined with environmental factors like a blast from a heater vent or moisture from the road.

OMG, when did we start talking like txt msgs? NEW YORK (AP) — “ILY!” Susan Maushart’s 16-year-old daughter often calls out over her shoulder as she leaves the house. Sure, actual words would be better. But Mom knows not to complain. “A mother of teenagers is pathetically grateful for an ‘I love you’ no matter what form it takes,” she observes. Then there are the various forms of “LOL” that her teens use in regular parlance – it’s become a conjugable verb by now. And of course, there’s the saltier acronym used by son Bill: “WTF, Mom?!” But before you judge, note that former VP candidate Sarah Palin just used that one in a TV interview. And CNN’s Anderson Cooper used it on his show the other night. Acronyms have been around for years. But with the advent of text and Twitter-language, it

certainly feels like we’re speaking in groups of capital letters a lot more. It’s a question that intrigues linguists and other language aficionados – even though they’ll tell you they have absolutely no concrete research on it. “It’s fascinating,” says Scott Kiesling, a socio-linguist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh. “What’s interesting to me as a linguist is figuring out which words get picked up, and why. What is it that makes OMG and WTF and LOL so useful that they spread from the written to the spoken form?” One possibility, Kiesling proposes, is that some of these acronyms actually become a whole new thought, expressing something different than the words that form them. For example: “You wouldn’t say, ‘OMG, that person just jumped

off a cliff,’” he explains. “But you’d say, ‘OMG, do you see those red pants that person is wearing?’” Which brings us to WTF, an acronym that needs no translation. When Palin used the expression recently in a Fox News interview – twice in two sentences, actually – some pundits were a little shocked. (Palin was playing on the president’s “Win the Future” message in his State of the Union speech.) “That’s going to be a tough one for her to come back from and explain,” remarked conservative commentator Pat Buchanan on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Host Joe Scarborough simply shook his head and said: “Not very presidential.” But the chatter died down quickly. “I haven’t seen any big blowup,” says Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annen-

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One of the discriminatory signs was scratched off in response to the anti-gay message.


Continued from page 1 freshman art and design major. Kiy Tywoniw, a freshman graphic design major, said he thought using the Chick-fil-A logo along with the message was wrong, unless the person who left the message was against Chick-fil-A. Jesse Stout, a sophomore history major, said he took the signs with a grain of salt but can see where someone would be offended. “There’s probably a story behind the signs. Perhaps someone got fired and wanted revenge?” Stout said. “It is rather annoying how gays are often the butt of jokes and insults. Even if others think they are innocent and harmless.” Kayla Sleigh, a senior theater major, said she didn’t think the messages were hate crimes against gay people. “It looks like someone is acting out toward a sensitive subject and making a parody of it,” Sleigh said. Justin Roth, a senior psychology major, said he thought the signs could have come from two sides, one from someone who was trying to cause a group of people to feel bad about who they are, or someone getting creative and trying to get people to rebel against the restaurant chain.


Continued from page 1 Mountaineer Campus Ministries is sponsored by the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists with participants who are not restricted to Christianity. “We’ve had students that have been involved in our ministry that come from a variety of backgrounds,” Boyer said. “Some have no Christian background whatsoever while others are parts of different devotions of Christianity.” Boyer and the Mountaineer Campus Ministries give away food and warm beverages as a way of providing support to students, rather than promoting their organization. “Our main goal isn’t to promote MCM,” Boyer said. “I do want students to know

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project – approximately $1.8 million – in preparation for their own work on University Avenue, Ball said. About midday Monday, MUB workers encountered an abandoned natural gas line, which they cut into. The smell of the residual gas in the pipe filled the air around downtown causing three residents to call and complain. “There is no fire risk, it was just the gas smell,” said Captain Jay Bolyard of the Morgantown Fire Department, who was not on duty Monday but information was reported to him. “Any liquid in a gas line will give off that strong odor.” Ball said most of the smell had dissipated by Tuesday. Any time MUB is required to

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“Either way, the larger topic is all about equality,” he said. “We are still battling the same thing our ancestors did when they came here. The essential reason America was founded was based on freedom. If we are not allowed to be who we are, what have we really accomplished besides creating better smart phones.” Some universities have had student groups rebel against the presence of the chain on their campuses since a Pennsylvania Chick-fil-A outlet lent support to pro-heterosexual marriage seminars. The president of Chick-filA, Dan Cathy, released statements in which he said the company was not endorsing the seminars, merely providing food to them. A student group at Indiana University’s campus in South Bend successfully persuaded their university to ban Chickfil-A products briefly, according to a New York Times article. On Feb. 1, the university’s chancellor invited Chick-filA to return to campus. New York University’s student gay advocates group decided not to boycott Chickfil-A because it would be “hypocritical” to not look at other companies, the article said. NYU student’s also voted for Chick-fil-A in a taste test to be put into a dining hall.

who we are and want them to be involved if they feel led to, but what I really want is to let them know we care about them.” Weekly meetings, which involve praise and worship, bible study, some fellowship and often food, are on Tuesdays at 7:37 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center located at 293 Willey Street. “I’ve been doing this for four years, and it is the most fun I have out of my whole week despite the cold weather or snow,” Boyer said. “I really enjoy being out here and having the opportunity to talk with the students and let them know that we care about them.” For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.

cut into a gas line, they call the fire department first to check if the line is active. Firefighters advised MUB to use a different technique to cut into the pipe Monday, since it was determined there was a potential for a fire. Instead of using a power saw, MUB workers used a mechanical saw to crush and close the pipe off. Some of the residual gas in the pipe leaked out, causing the smell. Bolyard said firefighters were called to check out the smell on three occasions Monday, but readings were too low for a flammable risk. Encountering abandoned facilities such as a natural gas line is common for street repair because Morgantown is more than 100 years old, Ball said.


Continued from page 1 them in other locations, such as New York City, London or San Francisco. They are also on other college campuses, I know that Duke and Pittsburgh have them,” Rosie said. Students can register for Zipcar by logging on to The company will send the student a card in the mail to go online and make a reservation. The card will unlock the car and the keys will be inside the car.



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‘STOMP’ crew makes sensational sounds JAKE POTTS A&E WRITER

The cast of “STOMP” delivered a powerhouse of percussion Tuesday at the Creative Arts Center, using every element of everyday life. Even the kitchen sink. STOMP, a performance combining percussion, body movement and visual comedy is the makings of the United Kingdom, first introduced in 1991. The beats have only gotten better in the last 20 years. The

comedy is also funnier and the entertainment still as enjoyable to all audience members. The cast of this year’s production took the stage in front of a full house. Opening with a comedic introduction, the classic broom performance was underway. As time passed and beats progressed, more members of the audience took the stage. It seemed strange to me that the cast of the show took time in between these intricate and powerful percussion performances to show sides of their personality that made them more relatable to the members of the audience.

While some members showed their power and dominance via performance, other members revealed their senses of humor and other characteristics during the downtime between performances. Some of the performances had certain cues, which relied directly on the audience’s response. Some of these included a clapping session, exchanges of percussion props and other aspects. Members of the audience who tried to nonchalantly excuse themselves from the performance were

not only noticed but acknowledged by members on stage – adding to the hilarity of the performance. The cast of STOMP didn’t shy away from any challenging elements during their performance. Props used varied in all degrees, ranging from garbage cans and coffee pots to newspapers and rubber tubes. Each performance varied in its own way, establishing its own individuality and sound. Another successful element to their performance was their incorporation of visual effects.

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Performers use brooms as a part of the first set of ‘STOMP’ at the Creative Arts Center Tuesday night.

iTunes names WVU graduates’ podcast ‘New and Noteworthy’ by david ryan A&E editor

Local rock trio The Demon Beat has released its latest album titled ’1956.’

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Local band The Demon Beat’s latest effort succeeds at reviving rock ‘n’ roll mackenzie mays associate a&e editor

The Demon Beat, a soulinfused rock trio from Shepherdstown, W.Va., claims to live by the motto: “Above all else, rock and roll should be f--king dangerous.” The group’s latest album titled “1956” proves its dedication to this mantra. The album is a mostly instrumental effort and serves as a stripped down representation of the group’s new musical direction, delving into the most classic of rock ‘n’ roll sounds. The album’s dedication to reviving a raw rock ‘n’ roll sound comes as no surprise, considering how it got its title “1956.” On New Year’s Day of 1956, Carl Perkins, the artist recognized for coining the genre rockabilly, released his song “Blue Suede Shoes,” which would go on to be his first million-dollar seller and Billboard Country hit. That March, Perkins and his band were severely injured in a car wreck. The month following the wreck, while still recovering, Elvis Presley would go on to make the single the classic hit it is today. Lead singer Adam Meisterhans said though Perkins’ story can be depressing, it signifies a personal and musical revolution and it motivates the band to not only accept what it’s given, but to always be open to rediscovering its sound. “It’s definitely a whole new animal. This album wasn’t just a collection of songs we’d had around and been playing live.

The creators of the podcast “Ugly People Don’t Have Feelings” mean no offense. The podcast, produced by two West Virginia University fine arts graduates, is not named for a specific viewpoint. Matt Harbert, a 2006 acting graduate from WVU, said the title was originally from an idea he had to create a self-help blog from a self-centered character. “It would be advice – but bad advice,” he said. “My hope is that it would be obviously sarcastic. I hope it sets the tone for the listener.” That idea eventually turned into a comedy podcast. “Me and my friends are always hanging around and cracking jokes, and we decided to turn that into an audio show,” he said. Harbert hosts the show with friend and fellow WVU graduate Brian Ruppenkamp. “I was his first guest,” he said. “Then he kept me for the second episode. From then on he just has me be on every other episode.” The podcast, which is currently recording its 31st episode, tackles a variety of “talking points,” Harbert said, along with general chatter of the day. Among some of the topics in the most recent episode: Trying to carry everything in one trip, caramel cream pancakes and coffee, and calories on menus. “One thing that happens when Brian and I talk to each other is that we go on so many tangents,” he said. “We go from one subject and go to another that neither of us had planned to.” Both are jobbing actors in Los Angeles. The constant struggle to land acting jobs – which both have found bits and pieces of, including a Danish beer commercial – provides a lot of material. “I have these funny things that happen during the day or in the news and trying to find a career,” Ruppenkamp said. “But also I’m trying to find a girl, try-

It was something we’ve put a lot of work into. The result is pretty raw and organic,” bassist Tucker Riggleman said. Track “Movement 1” introduces listeners to the album, showcasing the group’s ability to lure you in with ominous instrumentals that keep you searching for more without being too energetic and exhausting. The album channels influ‘1956’ ences from groups like Brand New, who pioneered the The Demon Beat emo/pop punk scene with an This album takes the local experimental and menacing soul/rock band in a new, dark sound. direction. Though a good effort, the album is a much darker direction for the group, and listen- band and to preview “1956” ers should become familiar visit http://bigbulletrecords. with earlier works like “Sh- t, We’re 23” before they give “1956” a listen – if only to come accustomed to Meisterhans’ powerful, shrill voice, comparable to Jet lead singer Cameron Muncey. Standout track “Movement 5” impresses listeners with a powerful and undeniably catchy guitar riff. The incorporation of the more mellow side of Meisterhans’ voice with the exasperated (in a good way) sound of the guitar is a unique combination that allows The Demon Beat to blend in well with most current mainstream rockers. “Movement 3” proves the band’s got talent, solely based off of instrumentals alone. The track encompasses the variety of instrumental sounds the group has to offer, from punk to soul, zoning in on vocalist Meisterhans’ and bassist Riggleman’s entrancing rhythms. The Demon Beat is set to W e’re searching for a perform at 123 Pleasant Street reliable, self-starter Saturday at 10p.m. To learn more about the

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WVU graduates Matt Harbert, left, and Brian Ruppenkamp, right, host the comedy podcast ‘Ugly People Don’t Have Feelings.’ ing to find a woman for my life in L.A. The experiences in the dating scene will give you enough stuff to rant about, and that’s really I think what we do.” The episode also features comedy sketches recorded by the hosts and even messages called into the show by its number, 904-I-GO-UGLY. In its beginnings, the podcast attracted as many as 100 downloads per episode, Harbert said. After iTunes recently featured them as “New and Noteworthy,” that number has grown to as many as 2,000 an episode and 50,000 total downloads. “It actually crashed my server when we got featured on iTunes,” Harbert said. “I’m still reacting to it now. We’re coming down from that high point right now, so I’m trying to kind of manage to see where our numbers are going to go in the future.” That spotlight provided by iTunes helped propel their show into the Top 100 of Comedy podcasts. “It was really cool once we got a steady amount of listeners downloading everyday and people calling the phone number everyday,” Ruppenkamp said. “It felt really good to know there were actually people out there interested in what we have to say, not only as performers but as people.”



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Sustainability Week should be embraced Students, staff and faculty should learn the importance of thinking greener at West Virginia University this week. For the past two days, the University has been spotlighting the benefits of “sustainability,” the practice of living greener and with reduced impacts on the world. The events are hosted by the Student Government Association, SustainU and WECAN. As reported in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Athenaeum, events which have already taken place have stressed the importance of recycling on campus.

Isabelle Shepherd, freshman business and economics major who helped with events this week, said the goals are to show how easy thinking greener can be. “We really want to make students more aware of how easy these changes can be – such as filtering your water instead of drinking bottles or just taking shorter showers in the morning,” she said. That, however, is the tough part. In our economy of convenience, we often disregard the luxuries we have and how our

use of them affects everyone else. We’re all guilty of forgetting to turn a light off in a room when we leave it or letting the water run when we’re brushing our teeth. Those bad habits add up. They don’t go away when we turn out the lights. The WVU community should attend these events for the rest of the week. Despite the political rhetoric that may surround environmental debates of climate change and man’s impact on the Earth, the numbers of our

own consumption of products are staggering. According to Recycling Revolution, as many as 2.5 million plastic bottles are used by Americans every hour. Storing water in reusable containers could dramatically cut that. One university in Australia has already taken steps to ban plastic water bottle sales totally. We don’t agree with that. Instead we can take advantage of the programs available at WVU – such as these exhibitions, and the materials on WVU’s recycling websites – and

consider our daily environmental impact. How difficult is it to empty that soda bottle and throw it into one of the many recycling containers provided around campus, rather than in the trash? Sustainability Week isn’t about convincing us we’re doing wrong by our planet, or asking us to change our lives entirely. Instead, it’s asking us to think twice about our actions and better our environment, together, with a few simple changes.

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Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday.

US should sit back, and let others come to their own democracy Jarrod Barry Guest Columnist

There’s nothing like a good revolution to shake things up. I don’t know about you, but when I see scenes like those in Egypt with oppressed, angry masses taking to the streets in the name of human rights, and sticking it to the “man,” my heart always swells a bit with pride. What can I say, I guess I have a little bit of Che guevara buried deep down inside me. But alas, that’s just the idealist in me speaking out. In real-

ity, the protests in Egypt have put the United States in a very awkward position. Unfortunately, it’s one we find ourselves in more often than we’d like to admit. On one hand, we have Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, one of few sincere allies in the Middle East, someone who’s always supported us on issues like Israel and terrorism. On the other hand, he’s held power at the oppression of his people’s rights. He’s used a “state of emergency” that’s been in place since 1981 to imprison people without cause or trial, and Transparency International has ranked Egypt 98th out of 178 countries on its annual

corruption scale. Once again,the U.S. foreign policy is at odds with itself. Do we stand behind our mantra of “democracy for all,” or do we continue to support the semi -dictator who loves us (along with the nearly $2 billion we funnel to him per year)? It’s been a complicated situation for the State Department. For now, it appears that Mubarak will step down in September, but no one is quite sure what will happen next or who will take over power. As the dust settles and the pieces fall into place, there are two important lessons the United States must take away from this situation. First, democracy must come

from within. As Iraq and Afghanistan have shown, we can’t just invade a country, kick out their dictator and expect democracy to magically blossom. We can’t hand people a completely new form of government, ready-made, and expect it to stick. It must be homegrown. The people themselves must demand it and create it themselves. It’s a slow process one that requires fumbling, tripping and trial and error. But, that’s the only way it seems to work. Some have the desire to just jump in and “help” the Egyptian people. Some think the U.S. should step in and ensure extremist groups like The

Muslim Brotherhood don’t get elected. But that’s the thing about democracy; we don’t get a say, the people do. If you want democracy, you must accept it may produce a government that isn’t the biggest fan of U.S. policies. You can’t support democracy only when it produces U.S.-friendly governments. Second, we cannot continue to claim to be a beacon of democracy, while simultaneously backing leaders who stand against it. Every time a people rise up against an oppressive government we’ve long supported, it points out the obvious hypocrisy between our words and

our actions. These situations erode our moral high ground and leave us wringing our hands in embarrassment. These lessons aren’t mutually exclusive. They must be learned and implemented simultaneously. The U.S. needs to learn to step back, allow countries to come to democracy in their own time and to be more vocal in support of their people when that time comes. I love a good revolution, and I hope to see a day when I don’t have to cheer for them anymore. Jarrod Barry is a junior psychology major at WVU.

Students should use college as a time to find out who they really are Ashley Burris Guest Columnist

How do students “find themselves” in college? One can easily argue it is through experience and growth. Some might say it is the action of being guided out of the nest and thrown into a college setting before entering the real world. An article by Vicki Salemi suggests ways to find yourself after the “baggage of old high school cliques”. In order to truly

break out of your shell, you must be willing to actually do something you wouldn’t ordinarily consider. However, this should not include illegal activities. With that being said, college is about discovery. Consider this: you take classes from professors and graduate students who are at the top or climbing to the top of their fields. Their methods of teaching don’t include memorization, but they want you to draw conclusions from the research and data they give, to create new ideas. These ideas can be on the class subject itself, or how you view the world. This is one strat-

egy you can explore in order to figure out who you are and what you want in life. Some students come to college and realize the major they chose prior to registering is not at all what they are interested in. This flows into another strategy or idea about finding yourself in college. As Shakespeare so said, “To thine own self, be true.” This may be something many students pride themselves on, but the question here is: Do you really know yourself? Some of the distinctive qualities that make you who you are now can change during the

transition from high school to college. So, students should start taking advantage of opportunities and events that can help them nail down their interests. Escape the confines of your comfort zone, especially in your freshman year. Become acclimated with the campus, the community and surrounding attractions. Director of Student Services and Counseling at Austin College Dr. Rothmeier recommends you, “Find out who you are in relation to your strengths, build on those assets, and place yourself in situations that will

Letter to the editor Being passionate about your interests benefits others Some of the most influential professors I’ve had at West Virginia University are veteran instructors who have a wealth of relevant life experience, and have remained in teaching because of their passion for the


subject and love for students. Among the luminous figures from my undergraduate career are art history professor Mary Louise “Cookie” Schultz, film expert Dr. John Shibley, and former Associated Press Vietnam bureau chief Dr. George Esper. Recently, the Honors College celebrated the career of another such individual, Dr. George Truett Rogers, a for-

call upon your strengths.” An example of this would be running for a student organization like the Student Government Association, or Student Council in your dorm. Something to immediately point out in this pursuit of self is that people should trust their instincts. Sometimes you may get into a situation you didn’t have second thoughts about until you considered all the possible routes or avenues around it. Find something you are truly passionate about and roll with that to establish some happiness.

Another strategy is to create a support group; whether it be friends, professors or the authority figures in your dormitory. It is important to understand you cannot make it through college without reaching out to someone for something. That includes anything from class work to handling issues at home while away at school. Try following your heart and taking a leap of faith. Knowledge can take you many places, but your heart can take you farther. Ashley Burris is a junior communications major at WVU. mer pastor who is retiring from university instruction after more than a decade of teaching a World Religions seminar course. While I never had the privilege of taking his class, I have heard glowing praise about him from many fellow Mountaineers. Rogers encouraged students to explore religion intellectually; through this approach, he

helped many students re-examine their long-abandoned spiritual roots. At his retirement luncheon, Rogers shared advice that was given to him by former Dean of Students Joseph Gluck, namesake of the Mountainlair Gluck Theater. “In 100 years, it won’t matter the car I drove, nor how much money I had in my bank account but the world may be

a better place because I made a difference in the life of a student.” There is a valuable moral for all of us in these words. What will our legacy be? How will the world remember us? Life is too short to not enthusiastically pursue our calling – that place, as author Frederick Buechner tells us, “where (our) deep gladness

and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Let us never doubt the ripple effect of our actions, even when we can’t see the results. And let us remember Oliver Wendell Holmes’s assurance, that every calling is great when greatly pursued! David Slusarick is a graduate student in Higher Education Administration at WVU



Wednesday February 9, 2011


Cut Copy takes a step back with ‘Zonoscope’



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Molded with an ’80s electronic exoskeleton, Cut Copy’s latest album “Zonoscope” is an exceptional journey into familiar seas. As the first note of the album hits listeners, they may begin to wonder where they’ve heard this before. After nearly 30 minutes of singing to myself and racking my brain trying to figure out who the group sounds like, I finally realized. The epiphany was not only obscure, but nearly laughable nowadays. Listen to the 1981 single “Don’t You Want Me” by the Human League, and you’ve got the basic blueprint for the majority of “Zonoscope.” Dancy-electronic guitar with a smattering of whimsical lyrics and synth are the bread and butter of the entire album. And by all means, Cut Copy does it well. The album is easy to get lost in while bobbing along to the sonically tasty hooks, but is getting lost necessarily all good? Plainly put, “Zonoscope” is not as dynamic as 2008’s “In Ghost Colours.” Not nearly as many songs are as stand-out amazing, and if anything, the album itself feels like a bit of a throwback. For those not familiar with this Aussie electropop group, the ’80s are still alive in the eyes of Cut Copy. The group attempts to resurrect the era in more mild melodies that don’t completely push the envelope on ridiculousness. All signature ‘80s elements are intact: the bleeping and


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Phenomenal remixes help guide this latest Cut Copy release to four stars. blooping machines, the electric piano riffs and phenomenal vocals. But where “In Ghost Colours” stood out with a more diverse track base, “Zonoscope” stagnates. If “In Ghost Colours” was a step forward from 2004’s “Bright Like Neon Love,” then “Zonoscope” would be a step backward. Not too far back to be a failure as a whole, but just not as good as the potential we know Cut Copy has. Nonetheless, the album is still clean, catchy and chockfull of electronic entertainment. The most exciting prospect is honestly the dozens of absolutely phenomenal remixes that are bound to spawn from the songs of “Zonoscope.” All the groundwork has been laid and is waiting to be taken one step further into impossible goodness. It’s just a shame Cut Copy couldn’t pull it off by themselves.

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Rupert Murdoch’s brainchild The Daily, an iPad-only newspaper, was released last week, free to customers on a promotional basis. That’s good – because I, like many others, am not going to pay to use it. The Daily will remain free for the rest of the week but will begin to cost users 99 cents a week or $40 a year. Subscriptions are always a hard sell. I’ve already been spoiled with free iPad versions of USA Today, The New York Times and CNN. In fact, I have two full screens full of free news applications. So, why would I pay for bits and pieces of stories when I can read fulllength articles from already established news organizations? The Daily seems to believe it’s magazine-style interface, full of colorful rotating pages and interactivity, will draw users in. The app has six sections: News, Gossip, Opinion, Arts & Life, Apps & Games, and Sports. A navigation bar at the top shows where the reader is on the content spectrum. Its design looks like a few major

news networks meshed together into bite-sized chunks. Many pages feature huge headlines, interactive features and maybe a sentence of context for a larger story. Presentation takes precedence over content, something that causes the “newspaper” replacement to have a bit of an identity crisis. Each page offers a large photo, a poll, tweets, a video, a panoramic view or other tidbits that allow the reader to interact with the application. Some of these offer additional information, but, for the most part, I waste time trying to figure out how to actually interact with the page. All technology is about change, but user experience should be easily learned. Much of the design is not intuitive, as one would assume, leaving me to give up and move on. Some articles scroll vertically, while others have arrows to go to the next page. I just want to finish the article – not play a game of hide-and-seek. There are also the tricky ads – some that give the illusion of being news content, but once I tap the screen to divulge more information, a Land Rover ad pops up. While the idea of appealing to an iPad market seems valuable, I’m happy getting my news from The


News Corporation Available for iPad on iTunes. Washington Post, The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. News industries are currently grappling with how to make money in this economy: Charging more for less content is not the answer. I don’t need a news outlet made specifically for the iPad, at least not at a price. Those interested should check it out while it’s free. Otherwise, you’ll be wasting a buck each week for The Huffington Post’s leftovers.

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HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year, you have much going on that you might not choose to reveal. Holding your feelings back could prove to be a problem, especially as you could get hurt easily. You might enjoy a home-based business, where you can alternate activities. If you are single, you could become involved with someone who is emotionally unavailable but represents him- or herself differently. Use time as an ally. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from frequent getaways together. TAURUS grounds you. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Rushing around as you have, take advantage of a slowing down. Realize what you have to offer, especially to a boss or supervisor. Your sense of self comes through. Sometimes it isn’t necessary to always be proactive. Demonstrate your self-confidence. Tonight: Treat yourself well. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You are forthright and all smiles. Others receive your message clearly – finally. Where previously you have been confused or overwhelmed by events and people, now you are right on target. Stay on top of your work. Don’t test your boundaries with a boss. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH Consider calming down and centering yourself. Your strength comes from integrating information and getting a sense of the appropriate direction. You might not want to share everything that is on your

mind, though you will listen to another person expressing his or her desires. Tonight: Share with a partner. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH One-on-one relating -- no matter which realm of your life you are dealing with -serves you well. You might feel as if another person is making demands. Initiate a conversation in order to clear the air. You could be surprised by how responsive another person might be. Tonight: Hang where there are people. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH You deal with others well and enjoy the intensity and the openness that follows. Caring grows with others, especially with those with whom you have daily contact. Know your limits and honor them. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHHH Keep reaching out for others. You could be frustrated by what occurs with a child, but a discussion with someone who has a totally different perspective helps you gain a better understanding. Stay grounded, but explore new ideas and let go of rigidity. Tonight: Where there is music. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHHH Deal with a partner hands-on. You might find that, in general, others become more responsive if you deal with them directly. A new approach draws a family member in. Suddenly you note less flack and far more cooperation. Tonight: Dinner with a special friend. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Others come forward and finally reveal

what they previously have been hesitant to. Suddenly you see and feel your choices. You might wonder about a new direction. Recognize what has influenced you when you make a choice. Tonight: Open up to potential. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Focus on one project at a time. You might not have the juggling skills of recent days, and a project demands your immediate attention. Finances play a major role in your thoughts, if not actions. Tonight: Buy a token of affection on the way home. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH You might feel as if a situation is more complicated than you would like. If you apply your ingenuity, you could see the things in easier terms. Creativity comes from you. A new mental outlook is instrumental too. Tonight: Take the night off! AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Often you do your best thinking at home by yourself. If you have a project that needs alone time, what better place than home? Make sure you aren’t exaggerating the importance of another person’s comment. Don’t make mountains out of molehills. Tonight: Maintain your distance from the world. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH Others finally listen, and their words ring like magic. You finally appear to have cleared away a boulder. You ask yourself why are you pushing so hard. Let others pitch in more often. Know what you want. Tonight: Run errands on the way home. BORN TODAY Actor Joe Pesci (1943), actress Mia Farrow (1945), actress Ziyi Zhang (1979)


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US women’s Olympic coach speaks at WVU Three-time United States Olympic women’s soccer coach April Heinrichs will speak at West Virginia University today. The community lecture “Keys to Successful Team Building” begins at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center in Salon B and C. Heinrichs is part of WVU’s College of Physical Activity & Sports Sciences 2011 distinguished lecture series. “April Heinrichs is a key player in the foundation and growth of woman’s soccer in the United States,” said Dr. Kristen Dieffenbach, assistant professor of CPASS athletic coaching education in a release. “She brings an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the community. We are very excited to have her on campus to talk about the profession of coaching and the importance of coaching education for both successful athlete development and peak sport performance.” Heinrichs currently serves as the technical director of the Women’s Youth National Teams Program, U.S. Soccer Federation. Her talk, “Keys to Successful Team Building,” will focus on the planning, goal setting and decision making processes critical to developing a team. Heinrichs was one of the first players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team and a captain of the first-ever women’s World Cup team in 1991. — amd


Continued from page 10 beaten once in program history. This game will go down as a loss, but it should be treated as the biggest learning experience and motivation tool in program history. “Ever since Mike got into the league, this has become a difficult place to play because of the way they play. They’re tough, they guard you, they make every pass difficult, they make every cut difficult, they make every shot difficult,” said UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. “Their effort tonight was great, but they just didn’t make enough shots … Both teams learned a lot; just one, unfortunately, had to lose to learn.” In the end, Connecticut was just too much for the Mountaineers. When it came down to a tough spot in the second half with West Virginia down by no more than nine points throughout, senior forward Maya Moore carried the Huskies to victory. The Mountaineers had no way to stop her. Double teams wouldn’t do it and forcing her to take jump shots wouldn’t either. It’s obvious she’s the best player in the country for that reason. She finished with 27 points, leading the Huskies. No other player had more than 10. “A couple plays here and there allowed us to come out with the win,” Auriemma said. “This could very easily have been a West Virginia win. Maya just happened to make a couple of plays, and that was the difference. “Without somebody like that, a night like tonight probably turns into a loss.” That game, despite a disappointing outcome in the end, proved the Mountaineers still have some fight. It proved that it could still be the team that won 16-straight games to start the season. If that continues, WVU could be in store for its first Final Four. Carey needs to see more, though, because he’s not convinced his team is a shoo-in for the NCAA Tournament. “We can’t be playing around anymore,” said senior guard Liz Repella, who gave an emotional speech to her team at midcourt following the game. “That effort we had tonight, we have to have that every single night … Us seniors don’t want to play in the NIT. Our goal coming into this season was winning a national championship. Going into the NIT is not a choice for us. It’s unacceptable.” I wouldn’t worry, though. This team found itself Tuesday night. They proved me – and bunch of others – wrong, even in a loss.

Mountaineers can take positives out of defeat BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS WRITER

Heading into Tuesday night’s game against No. 2 Connecticut, the No. 17 West Virginia women’s basketball team was locked in a twoweeklong, four-game series of games where it didn’t do the things it had done all season long. And, the Mountaineers’ record showed that, as they went 1-3 in that stretch. West Virginia head coach Mike Carey continuously stressed how important it was for his team to regain the hunger that his team had in the first half of the season. Against the Huskies, it was back. “We had a great effort tonight. If we had that effort every night, we can compete with anyone,” said guard Liz Repella. “If we play that hard every single game and have that effort every game, we would have come into this game undefeated.” That effort that the senior co-captain was talking about started on defense – especially in the first half. Even with the Huskies shooting more than 50 percent from the field, the Mountaineers were able to head into the locker room with a two-point lead over the Huskies thanks mostly to forcing the nation’s No. 2-ranked team into committing 12 turnovers in the game’s first 20 minutes. The Mountaineers also beat Connecticut on the boards, out-rebounding them 37-29. “Their effort tonight was great, but they killed us on the backboard,” said Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma. “I’m sure they can say, ‘Hey, if we did this to Connecticut, we held Connecticut to 57 points. We ought to be able to do that

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West Virginia senior guard Liz Repella speaks to her teammates immediately following the Mountaineers’ 57-51 loss to No. 2 Connecticut Tuesday. to anybody we play.’” Carey agreed with his counterpart. “Any time you hold a Connecticut team to 57 … you should have a pretty good chance of winning,” he said. And a game like Tuesday night’s could pay dividends for the struggling Mountaineers at a time in the season when it was desperately needed. With just five games to go in the regular season, including three on the road, West Virginia is now 6-5 in Big East Conference play, which puts them in eighth place in the league standings. Of those five remaining games, three come against teams currently ahead of the Mountaineers in the standings as well as a road game against a Pittsburgh team that came into the Coliseum last Saturday and beat WVU. That’s why Carey believes that the team needs to continue improving on the effort and focus it showed against UConn on Tuesday. If not, the veteran head coach thinks his team could be in jeopardy of missing the

NCAA Tournament. “We’ve got to win three or four more Big East games or we’re not going to the NCAAs,” Carey said. “That’s the thing these girls have to understand, they looked at me like they were shocked. We can’t have a losing record in the Big East and expect to get in the NCAA. “We did a lot of good things, but once again, we turned it over and missed assignments.” But, that’s the funny thing about games like that. On the surface, it looks like the Mountaineers are struggling. They’ve lost four of their last five and are on the verge of being in the bottom half of the Big East standings. However, after a game like that against the most prolific program in the nation, it looks like West Virginia is slowly making progress toward becoming the team it was at the beginning of the year as March approaches. And, as we all know, that’s when it really counts.


Moore scores 27, leads UConn to comeback win By Matthew Peaslee Sports Writer

When speaking to the media following Tuesday’s 57-51 loss to Connecticut, it was West Virginia forward Liz Repella who had a question of her own. “Who doesn’t want to beat the best player in the nation?” Repella said referring to UConn All-American Maya Moore. “I bet she gets the best from everybody.” The Mountaineers bore witness to Moore’s 27-point performance, three points higher than her season average. Connecticut needed all of it, though, as it struggled to find an offense rhythm throughout the contest, most notably in the first half. “We were just not in sync,” said UConn head coach Geno Auriemma. “It didn’t matter what we were trying to do on offense, we had very little success. I really can’t think of one thing where we can say ‘Wow, we did that well in the first half.’” Auriemma said that as the season has progressed, he has seen a supporting cast of Huskies, such as guards Tiffany Hayes and Bria Hartley, step up to accompany Moore greater in the scoring column. It wasn’t the case Tuesday. Hartley and Hayes, who entered the contest as UConn’s second- and third-leading scorers, respectively, were held to just 10 points between the two of them. “That’s what makes you a good team,” Auriemma said. “Being able to overcome poor offensive nights when you have one go-to person that can make shots so that you don’t have long droughts when you’re not scoring.” WVU head coach Mike Carey couldn’t deny the presence Moore had on the court either. “I don’t appreciate her, but I do respect her,” he said. “With Maya Moore, you have to pick your poison. You’ve got to hope she’s not hitting over top. You

Who doesn’t want to beat the best player in the nation? I bet she gets the best from everybody .” – Liz Repella, WVU guard got to stay in front of her, block her out. She’s the best player in the country, bar none.” Moore won’t take all of the credit, though. She said seeing her team come together and not get down after trailing at halftime shows that the victory was a total effort. “I thought that was a really good sign to see the way we stuck together, the way we were trying to keep each other confident,” the Lawrenceville, Ga., native said. “I don’t think there was any doubt that we weren’t coming away with a win.” On Dec. 5, 2010 Moore became Connecticut’s all-time leading scorer when she scored 17 in a game against Sacred Heart. After last night she now has 2,785 points in 139 games as a Husky. Even though it is used to large victories over any team it plays, UConn proved it needed just one player to handle a formidable opponent. According to Auriemma, if it wasn’t for that one player, Moore, the Huskies may have been riding back to Stoors, Conn., hanging their head from a loss. “Tonight it kind of all fell on Maya’s shoulders, and I think that’s why we’re where we are, and she is who she is,” he said. “Without someone like that, a night like tonight probably turns into a loss, rather than a win.”




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The new West Virginia football offensive assistant coaches make their way around the WVU Coliseum at halftime of the WVU men’s basketball team’s game against Providence in January.

New assistants forced to make quick transition BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR

West Virginia’s new running game coordinator Robert Gillespie knows how to get to the Puskar Center and back to his hotel room in the Residence Inn. “Other than that, these roads just twist and turn. So, I don’t know where I’m going half the time,” he said. That’s basically all the time he and the new assistant coaches for the WVU football program have right now. That’s probably the reason new offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen has a refrigerator filled with energy drinks in his office, too. “I’m here 14 hours a day, and then I go to the Residence Inn,” Holgorsen said. The new coaches have been on the road for much of the time since they were hired at WVU. It’s been a particularly busy month and a half for Holgorsen, who after finishing coaching his last game for Oklahoma State had to hire four assistant coaches and immediately jump on the recruiting trail. Through all of that, he even had an opportunity to catch the first half of two men’s basketball games. Holgorsen met with starting quarterback Geno Smith on Jan. 6 to discuss the future. The ex-Oklahoma State offensive coordinator described his new starting quarterback as quiet but aware of his surroundings and what being a quarterback is all about. “He shows tremendous leadership,” Holgorsen said. “You can see people gravitate toward him, and he wins football games.” He also met with receivers Stedman Bailey and Ivan McCartney when he was in Florida on a recruiting trip. “I met them at their school for 30 minutes or so just to meet them, introduce myself and reassure them that everything would be just fine,” Holgorsen said. “Life goes on. The University is bigger than any one person.” Despite the potential awkward coaching situation this season, the coaches haven’t had time to allow it to be any-

thing less than professional. In fact, it could be that way all season long. “It’s been a smooth transition. This month has been good to meet these guys and get to know them. Everyone has a lot of good ideas. That’s the reason I wanted to come here,” Gillespie said. “I know Coach Holgorsen understood what he was coming into, so if he was comfortable with it, I was comfortable with it. (WVU head coach Bill Stewart) has been great. I look forward to working with him and getting to know him. He’s been welcoming to us, and it’s been a great transition.” Gillespie even went as far as to say the transition between the old coaching staff and the new coaching staff was overplayed throughout the last month and a half. “The people inside of these walls, we know what’s going on,” he said. “So far, it’s been great.” Now, the new coaching staff has the task of installing a new offense prior to spring practice. Holgorsen said he could do so in three days, but finding the right group of players will take a bit of time. “They’re all excited to be a part of an offensive system that has produced over the last 11 years,” Holgorsen said. “It doesn’t mean things are just going to take care of themselves, though. The key to the whole equation is to learn it and work hard.” Part of that process of installing the offense is getting to know the players the new coaches have to use. So far, the coaches have met with their respective players individually and as a group, but they say the evaluation period will begin this month by watching tapes and during spring practice. “I know them by name and face,” Gillespie said of his running backs. “But, to know what they do well and what they need to do to get better, I just don’t know yet. “It’s all about putting the guys on the field that can make plays. We’re going to put the best playmaker on the field, and if we don’t have one, we’re going to go get one.”

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Wednesday February 9, 2011



Tony dobies sports editor

WVU proved a lot in loss I went to the WVU Coliseum Tuesday night expecting the West Virginia women’s basketball team to falter again. I, like many others, saw all that was against the Mountaineers. Losers of three of the last four games, West Virginia was taking a nosedive in the Big East Conference and into mediocrity. Not only that, but the Mountaineers were facing the best team in college basketball. Despite all of that, No. 17 West Virginia came to play. And they played right with the more-talented, more-storied, more-everything Huskies. In doing so, the Mountaineers proved to be a program with the potential to challenge No. 2 UConn in the Big East Conference in the future. WVU would end up losing 57-51 to the Huskies, but it wasn’t all for naught. If there was ever a moral victory coming from a loss, this was it. WVU head coach Mike Carey didn’t think so. “That’s not good enough. We lost,” he said. “A lot of people think, ‘oh my God, you lost by just six to Connecticut’. We lost. “We expected to win this game, and we didn’t. I’m upset.” But WVU did things it wasn’t able to do in losses earlier this season. The Mountaineers got solid play from their post players, didn’t turn the ball as significantly as they did in their last four games and kept their cool in big moments. West Virginia even kept up with Connecticut despite some questionable calls from the referees. That’s only an excuse, though, and WVU was too good on Tuesday night to let an excuse get in their way. Despite the striped shirts and talented UConn roster, the Mountaineers kept their composure – something they couldn’t do against Marquette, Georgetown, DePaul or Pittsburgh in the team’s only losses this season. WVU played within itself for the first time in a long time – and it showed, in the way the team kept up with Connecticut – a team the Mountaineers’ have only

see dobies on PAGE 7

Connecticut forward Maya Moore (left) looks for room to pass as West Virginia’s Korinne Campbell guards during the Huskies’ 57-51 win over the Mountaineers Tuesday.

MATT SUNDAY/the daily athenaeum

No. 17 Mountaineers can’t maintain halftime lead, fall to UConn 57-51 By John Terry

West Virginia and Connecticut coaches and players react to the Mountaineers’ Mike Carey isn’t into moral loss to the Huskies on page 8. victories, even after playing No. 2 ranked Connecticut to percent from the field. the final minutes. WVU led by eight, 20-12, The No. 17 Mountaineers with 8:02 left in the first half. Although West Virginia shot couldn’t hang on to a twopoint halftime lead, allowing just 36.7 percent from the field the defending Big East Confer- in the first half, it forced 12 ence Champion Huskies to es- Husky turnovers and held an cape with a 57-51 win at the 18-12 advantage on the glass, WVU Coliseum Tuesday. including 9-1 advantage on “It wasn’t good enough. We the offensive end. West Virginia out-relost,” Carey said. “A lot of people said, ‘you only lost by six to bounded UConn 37-29 in the Connecticut,’ but we lost.” game, but allowed the Huskies Connecticut senior Maya to shoot 42 percent from the Moore was too much for West field in the second half while Virginia down the stretch. the Mountaineers finished just Moore, who finished with a 5-of-24 from the field after the game-high 27 points, scored half. eight of Connecticut’s final 10 “We are fortunate to come out of here with a win,” said points in the final 5:42. Moore hit 9-of-20 shot at- Connecticut head coach Geno tempts and finished 7-of-8 Auriemma. “Maya just hapfrom the foul line. pened to make a couple of “With Maya Moore, you plays down the stretch and have to pick your poison,” that was the difference. “West Virginia’s effort toCarey said. “They executed their sets down the stretch and night was great. One team we didn’t.” unfortunately had to lose to West Virginia senior Ma- learn. They’re not going to be dina Ali led the Mountain- happy with moral victories, eers with 17 points and eight but I think they’ll take somerebounds, while Liz Repella thing good out of this, for sure.” scored 13 points and recorded Connecticut committed just five rebounds. five second-half turnovers afThe Mountaineers hung ter committing 12 in the first with the Huskies throughout half. the game. WVU led throughBut it took just four seconds out the first half and took a 29- for Connecticut to tie the game 27 lead into halftime, despite once the second half began allowing UConn to shoot 52.4 when freshman Bria Hartley Multimedia Editor

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hit a layup. Following a pair of missed West Virginia layups, Connecticut’s Kelly Faris hit a 3-point shot to give the Huskies a 3229 lead – its first lead of the game since its 2-0 advantage to start the game. “We ran a lot of set plays to try to spread them out,” Carey said. “We had some good looks, but we just didn’t hit them.” West Virginia forced Connecticut into foul trouble early. Connecticut guard Tiffany Hayes, who managed just four points, played only 23 minutes and fouled out with 4:37 left in the game. Hartley, meanwhile, had four fouls for the majority of the second half. “We had a great effort tonight and if we had that effort every single night, we can compete with anyone,” Repella said. “I don’t think our team knows our potential. We have such great potential and we haven’t reached it yet.” West Virginia received quality minutes from centers Asya Bussie and Ayana Dunning, particularly in the first half. The pair combined for 12 points and 10 rebounds. UConn center Stefanie Dolson finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. She was the only other player outside of Moore to score in double figures for the Huskies.

The DA 02-09-2011  
The DA 02-09-2011  

The February 9 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper