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Students organize Japanese relief by joel morales staff writer

The International Student Organization and Japanese Club at West Virginia University are raising money to help the people of Japan who have been affected by the recent natural disasters. Japan was hit with an 8.9 earthquake, the largest the country experienced in recorded history, and a tsunami on March 11, causing an estimated 10,000 deaths and $10 billion to $15 billion in damages. ISO is working with Ky’s Lounge and Ohana’s Beach Bar to organize a donation drive with all proceeds going

toward Japan and other countries affected by the earthquakes and tsunamis, said Samantha Cossick, vice president of ISO. Those who donate will receive a teal ribbon; teal is the color associated with tsunami victims, she said. ISO will be accepting donations in the Mountainlair free speech zone between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The WVU Japanese Club will be accepting donations at 201 and 317E Chitwood Hall for the earthquake relief Monday through Wednesday,” said Ayaka Sano, a WVU Japanese Club member. “The times are flexible, and

we want to make sure we can get as much aid as possible,” Sano said. Although no goal has been set, Sano said she is optimistic and sees how WVU students are interested in the trauma Japan is experiencing. “People taking Japanese classes are really interested in what is happening because they have a lot of friends in Japan,” Sano said. “They really are interested in what the damage is and how to help the people who have been affected by it.” Although Sano’s family, who lives in Japan like many other members of the WVU Japanese Club, was not affected by the earthquake or tsunami, they

hope to help as many people in Japan as they can, she said. ISO has previously held donation drives for Chile and Haiti, donating a combined $1,500 in aid, but Cossick said she would like to see more. “I know we’re all college students strapped for money, but it would be nice for students to show cultural awareness and donate as much as they can,” Cossick said. “If every student donated $1, we would have over $20,000 in donations.” People can donate to each organization through cash or check, which will be combined and sent to the

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Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged in tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture after Japan was struck by a strong earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday.

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Members of the African Dance and Drum Ensemble perform Friday in Eiesland Hall.

Students showcase Ghanaian music, dance styles by charles young staff writer

The West Virginia University African Music and Dance Ensemble held its spring concert Friday, which featured some traditional music from the country of Ghana. Dr. Michael Vercelli, director of the World Music Performance Center at WVU and the Ensemble, said he learned the traditional arrangements of some of the songs while he was leading a study abroad trip to Ghana. “We go, and we learn them there (in Ghana), and we’ll use their arrangements, or they’ll give us some suggestions about how to arrange them,” Vercelli said.

“But the music, the movement, all the parts themselves, we get from our teachers.” The African Dance Ensemble is made up of 36 students this semester from a variety of majors, Vercelli said. Vercelli said he hoped people would leave the evening performance with sense of energy and excitement. “What I like about performing in a space like that is it gets the audience close to the ensemble. They can dance, cheer and yell. This music demands participation,” he said. Jayln Riggleman, a junior theater major, said he joined the ensemble his freshman year because a friend dragged

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Preparation for college started early for Morgantown’s fifth grade elementary school students. West Virginia University’s Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars held its second annual “March to College Day” Saturday, which educates local fifth grade students on WVU and the higher

education option. “Part of the mission of NSCS is to inspire kids to aspire to higher education,” said Meghan Flinn, senior mathematics and philosophy major and vice president of the Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence program. Flinn said 80 children were registered for the event this year, while around 40 participated in last year’s event. The event also had 25 volunteers

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Members of the African Dance and Drum Ensemble perform Friday in Eiesland Hall during the organization’s spring concert.

working with the children. “A lot of work went into this, and we hope the kids really enjoy it,” Flinn said. The event, which was held in the Business & Economics Building on the Downtown Campus, was designed so fifth graders would start considering the option of college, Flinn said. Event activities included a tour of the campus, 20-minute group rotations with dif-

ferent activities, a session with alternate Mountaineer mascot Taylor Richmond and other speakers. The activities included a science experiment, a student organizations activity, a description of different majors at WVU and a community service project. Every child who participated in the event walked

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Fifth graders explore WVU for college prep by lydia nuzum

West Virginia University raised more than $320,000 for the United Way Campaign this year. WVU First Lady Beth Clements led WVU’s campaign in which $41,558 was raised by students. “Our faculty, staff and students are also members of this community and understand the importance of the services provided by United Way agencies,” said Brett White, WVU United Way Campaign coordinator. “We truly believe in living united every day, and it really shows in our campaign results.” Early last year, the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties created a toolkit filled with all the tools and resources needed to run a successful workplace campaign. The campaign is the largest in the state with more than 187 Team Captains and more than 1,300 individual contributors. These 187 captains worked to promote the mission of the United Way and encouraged contributions.

“We are so proud of our campaign at WVU. We truly believe in the mission of the United Way and are committed to helping them make a difference in the life of others,” White said. This year, WVU’s campaign was called the “Best of the Best” by the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. The United Way gives out a plaque each year with names of organizations that have the best overall campaign. “Based on the amount raised, number of individual contributions, new contributors, leadership givers ($500 or more), volunteers involved and community support, West Virginia University was identified as the best overall campaign,” said Brandi Potock, executive director of United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. “This award is a testament to the hard work of every team captain across campus.” This is WVU’s third straight year winning the title. “It truly shows what a remarkable and caring place

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INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia rifle team finished second at the NCAA Championships to Kentucky on Saturday. SPORTS PAGE 11

Students from 17 different universities had an opportunity Friday to meet and network with potential employers at the Big East Career Fair. The Career Fair was held inside the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. West Virginia University was among the 17 schools eligible to attend the Fair, in alignment with the Big East Basketball schools. According to the Big East Career Consortium, more than 1,500 students attend each year. Ninety-one employers held booths this year with information about upcoming job opportunities and internships that would be taking place in the near future. Positions ranged from entry level jobs for seniors to internships for all grade levels. “The fair is really a great opportunity to meet many employers that will not necessarily come to WVU to re-

cruit students,” said Sherri Lilly, events coordinator for the Career Services Center. Employers were looking for a wide range of majors, such as business and engineering. Employers were also based nationally, so students had the chance to look for positions in many different parts of the country. “I really was surprised at how many companies were present at the Career Fair,” said Michael Ocello, senior multidisciplinary studies major. “It was really a great chance to network and look at potential openings, and attendees even got the chance to purchase Big East tournament tickets for $10.” Students from WVU had the chance to visit the Career Fair, which included transportation and a two night hotel stay. “This is a great deal we hold for our students, and upperclassmen should look into it for the future, as it

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WVU IN NCAA TOURNAMENT There wasn’t any doubt that the West Virginia men’s basketball team would make the NCAA Tournament. See where the Mountaineers landed. SPORTS PAGE 16


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Panel to discuss disruptions in Middle East, Northern Africa The Office of Multicultural Programs’ Office of International and Global Outreach and Office of International Programs at West Virginia University will host a panel of students and faculty mem-

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Continued from page 1 away with a souvenir. Items from the WVU Bookstore and other local businesses were raffled off. Hilah Zia, president of NSCS, said the organization is very active in the community, volunteering with the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys & Girls Club on a regular basis. Zia said NSCS will also participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life next month. “Our national headquarters is incredible,” Zia said. “They really provide us with a lot of resources.” Outreach programs are an integral part of the mission of

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Continued from page 1 him to a practice. “She brought me to practice one day. After that, I just signed up the next semester, and I didn’t stop,” he said. Riggleman said he loved the African Music and Dance Ensemble because it allowed students to witness international culture without traveling very far. “Everyone needs more culture in their life. They don’t have to travel to a bigger city like Pittsburgh or something like that,” Riggleman said.

bers to discuss the recent uprisings in the Arab Middle East and Northern Africa Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in Ming Hsieh Hall. The panel will comprise four faculty members who are

experts on the region as well as four students from Libya, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. “It will be addressing the current changing climate in the Arab countries,” said Ian McCulloch, the event’s

organizer. McCulloch said the event is open to the public, and a reception will follow the discussion. — cdy

NSCS, Zia said, and the organization strives to work with the community. “I think it shows a lot about our organization as far as scholarship,” Zia said. The NSCS has worked closely with the Monongalia County Board of Education to organize the March to College, Flinn said. “I think it’s a fabulous idea. Sometimes children in Morgantown forget to visit their own back yard for education opportunities,” said Sandra DeVault, director of Instructional Services with the Monongalia County Board of Education. “I think it’s just a great Mallory Bracken/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM Fifth graders sing and keep the beat during an introduction song at the ‘Getting Involved opportunity.” in Clubs and Organizations’ station during March to College Day at the Business and Ecodanewsroom@mail.wvu.edu nomics Building Saturday morning. During the performance, the Ensemble performed three traditional Ghanaian numbers, a Fume-Fume, a Velkpele and a Bamaya. The Fume-Fume originated as a religious dance from the Ga people of Ghana, which consists of a dance and a chant. It would be traditionally be repeated until the arrival of the deity “Futrema.” A Velkpele is the traditional music of a Ghanaian harvest and includes rhythms played on five small drums called dalari. Each of the drums has its own unique rhythmic pattern

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to add to the dances. “These are simple drums, little clay pots really,” Vercelli said. “It’s just a thin clay ring with a goatskin head on it.” A Bamaya is a rain dance performed by the Dagara peoples of Northern Ghana. The music is played on the luna, or talking drum, and the brekete, or bass drum. The music of Ghanaians is taught primarily through oral tradition allowing the members to experience the learning process without written music, Vercelli said. charles.young@mail.wvu.edu

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Continued from page 1 provides a great opportunity for them to go to the Career Fair, as well as see New York City,” Lilly said. WVU students were also presented a Flying WV patch that they could wear on their blazers to represent the University. “We have always gotten great feedback about our students at the fair,” Lilly

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WVU is, and we will continue to work just as hard on our upcoming campaign,and I’m confident we can continue to raise the bar,” White said. “This award serves as a shining example to other businesses and will hope-

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Members of the African Dance and Drum Ensemble perform Friday in Eiesland Hall.

said. “I think this fair is beneficial to students who are graduating or even juniors looking for internships,” said Katie Mann, senior public relations major. “There were so many different opportunities and employers, it really gives students a competitive edge for graduation and even helped me to get an idea of where I could potentially be working.” danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

fully encourage them to build on their campaigns and do everything they can to make our community a better place.” Last year, WVU raised more than $310,000 for the campaign. To learn more about United Way, visit http://teamunitedway.org. danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu

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port diversity and culturalism, which is encouraged at Continued from page 1 WVU,” Cossick said. “This would be a great way American Red Cross. for WVU students to show “I think this is a great way that they are on board.” for WVU to come together joel.morales@mail.wvu.edu and show that we sup-

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Mourners pay respects to last WWI veteran WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a black POW-MIA beret and a vest emblazoned with “Vietnam Veteran,” Charles D. White stood and saluted the flag-draped casket holding the body of Frank Buckles, the last American veteran of World War I. White, who walks with a cane, then turned around stiffly and marched away. Buckles will be buried Tuesday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Visitations were being held Sunday and Monday at Joseph Gawler’s Sons Chapel in Washington, and starting Tuesday morning, Buckles’ body will lie in repose at the cemetery’s memorial amphitheater. Buckles enlisted in the Army at 16 after lying about his age. He died last month at his home in Charles Town, W.Va., at age 110. A slow but steady stream of friends, veterans and others filed past Buckles’ casket Sun-

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day afternoon. His relatives were not there. White and two friends, Donna Collis and Marvin A. Stickel, drove to the visitation from Martinsburg, W.Va. They are planning a candlelight vigil later this month to raise money for Buckles’ daughter to use for memorial efforts. White, a 64-year-old former Navy SEAL, said the government hasn’t done enough to honor veterans of World War I and other conflicts. “Washington could do more than what they’re doing if they wanted to,” he said. “We all know that.” Buckles’ daughter, Susannah Flanagan, had wanted her father to lie in repose in the U.S. Capitol, but Congress failed to approve that plan as politicians clashed over how best to honor Buckles and the 4.7 million other Americans who served in WWI. A family spokesman has said the family is satisfied with the honors at Arlington. Born in Missouri and raised in Oklahoma, Buckles visited a string of military recruiters and was repeatedly rejected before convincing an Army captain he was 18. Only two WWI veterans are known to survive worldwide. Kirk Goolsby, 41, a biology professor from Warrenton, Va., interviewed Buckles in 2000 as part of a living-history project on WWI veterans. He said Buckles offered lucid and detailed memories of his time in the Army. “Somebody had to be the last, and I’m glad it was him,” said Goolsby, who interviewed more than 50 veterans in several countries. “I wish everyone I’ve met could be so honored.”


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Students excited for Apple’s iPad 2 by david ryan A&E EDITOR

Despite a weather forecast calling for as much as 2 to 4 inches of snow Friday, a gathering of Apple enthusiasts took their chances to get the company’s latest device. The thinner, faster iPad 2 was released to stores at 5 p.m. Friday, with Best Buy at the University Towne Center receiving a limited quantity. Jared Crawford, senior computer and electrical engineering major, arrived at the line around midday and was sixth in line. After following the announcement of the device a week earlier, Crawford made plans to go to the Apple store in Pittsburgh to wait in line. He saw the size of the line at Best Buy and decided to wait there, instead. “For about 15 minutes, they made us stand outside in the cold, in the snow,” he said. “It was not comfortable. Then they realized the crowd was small enough they could move us inside and not stand us outside.” The staff then let the queue move inside to play Xbox games and watch a movie before ushering them outside again ahead of the device’s

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Customers wait in line at Best Buy Friday afternoon to purchase the iPad 2. launch. Despite temperatures in the low 30s and occasional flurries, Crawford said the wait was worth it. “I got the device I wanted,” he said.

Crawford decided not to order online because of the uncertainty of shipping times and demand for customers hoping to avoid waiting in line. “When I woke up in the morning, it was two to three

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weeks. If you look online, it’s even longer now.” Jeremy Bryner, junior exercise physiology major, woke up early to order online – securing an early shipment date. “The main reason I decided

to order the iPad 2 is because I had class and didn’t want to take the risk of getting to the store late and not getting one until another shipment came in,” he said. “Because I ordered it from

the online store right when the sale began, I was able to get one from the first set of shipments.” Bryner is scheduled to get his delivered today. The new version boasts a faster, dual-core processor, enhanced graphics, cameras on the front and back and new applications. The addition of a video recording feature camera is one appreciated by Bryner. “I enjoy making funny videos and vlogs and uploading them to my YouTube channel ‘JDBXeno,’ and now that I can do all of this straight from the iPad 2, it definitely is of more use to me.” Crawford highlighted another feature overlooked by many reports – the screen. “It’s the same resolution, but the coat on the screen is much more fingerprint resistant,” he said. “It feels more like a device that’s meant to be touched.” Analysts estimated the company sold 40,000 to 60,000 iPad 2’s in three days, according to The Wall Street Journal. The iPad 2 is available to order on Apple.com. Other stores, such as Best Buy, may have limited quantities. Prices begin at $499. david.ryan@mail.wvu.edu

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Aaron Eckhart stars in ‘Battle: Los Angeles.’ The movie debuted at No. 1 in the US this weekend.

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What do you get when you cross “Independence Day” with “District 9?” Something similar to “Battle: Los Angeles,” except “Battle: Los Angeles” is nowhere near as good as either of those films. For those who have never seen an “aliens vs. humans” action movie, the plot follows a marine platoon stationed in Los Angeles which must survive and fight its way through space invaders. The platoon includes fearless soldiers Sgt. Nantz (Aaron Eckhart, “The Dark Knight”), Sgt. Santos (Michelle Rodriguez “Fast and Furious”) and Cpl. Harris (Ne-Yo; yes, the singer-songwriter). “Battle: Los Angeles” provides what you would expect from a standard action flick and features every cliche in the book – including characters, dialogue and battle scenarios. While I’m a fan of cheesy action, it’s all the movie offers. There is no story and nothing particularly interesting that draws viewers in and makes watching the film worthwhile. Of course, Eckhart is the shining star, as he usually is with most of his films, but even he can’t overcome the hackneyed script. Another aspect of the film that’s a bit bizarre is the soldiers’ attitudes. It’s as if they aren’t even surprised aliens have invaded Earth – like this is just another violent militia encounter. Wrong. There are aliens invading Earth. Aliens. Invading. Earth. Why are they not freaking out? Characters are not expanded enough for the audi-

ence to care about, so when essential individuals die (which happens quite often) their existence seems kind of pointless in the first place. However, director Jonathan Liebesman (the upcoming “Wrath of the Titans”) knows how to capture intensity with the whole shaky camera effect. Also, the special effects look fantastic. Things go “boom” a lot, and that’s what I liked the most about “Battle: Los Angeles.” However, the movie does have its moments, with coolweapons and sweet explosions, but there is no real reason to see it on the big screen.

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Americans should have compassion for Japan Japan suffered a massive 8.9 earthquake on Friday, causing a devastating tsunami that left thousands dead and much of the country in shambles. For the most part, the world has been quick to respond and has showed much sympathy for the island nation. But even though many have been remorseful, a storm of offensive posts on Facebook and Twitter have mentioned Pearl Harbor, referring to the quake as karma. Such comments are outra-

geous and sickening. The ones who are ignorant enough to post these hateful messages are an embarrassment to our nation. Americans should show remorse for the Japanese victims. Posts that appear on social networking sites are there for the rest of the world to see, and other countries will assume all Americans feel the same way. In truth, many Americans have gathered support and are making a difference.

Since the earthquake, multiple resources have become available for those who want to donate to Japan’s recovery. The International Student Organizations and the Japanese Club at West Virginia University are doing their part to raise funds for the unfortunate victims in the Pacific. ISO will be accepting donations in the Mountainlair free speech zone between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The WVU Japanese Club will be ac-

cepting donations at 201 and 317E Chitwood Hall for earthquake relief Monday through Wednesday. Donations will be sent to the Red Cross. Japan’s economy has been ailing for years, according the Associated Press, and the longterm effects of this horrendous disaster are unknown. Given our global economy, the U.S. has a serious stake in the outcome of Japan’s tragedy. Efforts to help should be widespread throughout the U.S.

Various other sources outside of the campus are also readily available. Google has linked several sites on its homepage that deal with the recovery efforts for Japan. All donation amounts are accepted and needed. Even one dollar can make a difference. But at the very least, all Americans should show compassion and respect for the lives lost.

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Anti-terror hearings are reckless and counterproductive omar ghabra columnist

Late last week, the House Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by New York Congressman Peter King, began holding hearings on “the radicalization of American Muslims.” These controversial hearings have sparked an outrage, with many critics including human rights groups, law enforcement officials and counterterrorism experts asserting the manner in which Muslims have been singled out for these hearings is offensive and counter-productive. They insist these hearings amount to little more than a modern day McCarthyite witch hunt. Rep. King contends that American Muslims are not doing enough to combat extremism in their own communities, and these hearings are necessary for understanding the threat of Islamic extremism. If one examines the facts, it’s clear that King’s accusations are false. These hearings will serve only to inflame the fragile relationship between the U.S. and Muslims all over the world, thus contributing to the problem, not formulating a solution. The credibility of these hearings isn’t helped by the fact that King is chairing them. This is the same Peter King who supports the Irish Republican Army, a nationalist Irish terrorist organization. This is also the same Peter King whose past comments lent credence to the argument these hearings are the result of King’s own bigoted, ignorant views about Muslims as opposed to any desire to engage the Muslim community. In a 2004 interview with

Sean Hannity, King made the ridiculous claim that “no American Muslim leaders are cooperating in the war on terror” and that up to 85 percent of mosques in the U.S. are “controlled by Islamic fundamentalists.” Three years later, during an interview with Politico, King stated that “there are too many mosques in this country.” Based on these comments, it appears as though King’s critics are right when they argue that these hearings paint all American Muslims with the same brush as the extremists, considering King himself seems to be unable to make the distinction between the two. Pointing the finger at all Muslims in this country will achieve nothing constructive. Instead, it will complicate the problem, both domestically and abroad. The hearings will undoubtedly be used as propaganda by terrorist organizations seeking to convince young, vulnerable Muslims that America is at war with Islam. Domestically, it will create two major problems. First, it will ostracize Muslims who have already been working with law enforcement officials. According to a recent study carried out by UNC-Chapel Hill, this would severely cripple the ability of law enforcement officials to detect terrorist plots. This study found that almost half of all plotted attacks involving Muslims were thwarted thanks to tips given to law enforcement officials by members of the Muslim community. Attorney General Eric Holder, head of the U.S. Department of Justice, has made numerous statements that support the implications of this study. American Muslims have “contributed significantly” to counterterrorism efforts,

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Holder recently stated, adding that information passed on from members of the Muslim community has “been critical to our efforts to disrupting plots that otherwise might have occurred.” This undoubtedly refutes the accusatory claims made by King about the perceived lack of help from American Muslim communities. These congressional probes will also incite more hatred against a Muslim community that is already eyed with suspicion by a significant portion of the American populace. This is not a country where assigning collective guilt is acceptable. Indicting an en-

tire community with blanket statements, like the ones made by King, is reckless and un-American. American Muslims provide invaluable services to their communities as lawyers, physicians, professors and engineers, among many other professions. They serve valiantly in the military, the FBI, the CIA and even as members of Congress. Is Islamic extremism a real threat to the U.S. that must be dealt with? Absolutely. But the debate shouldn’t be framed in the way it has been by King – assigning blame to an entire community that is millions strong based on the actions of a handful of de-

ranged criminals. The attacks carried out by these extremists target all Americans, including American Muslims. This is a fact that seems to be overlooked by those who point the finger of blame at American Muslims. There were dozens of Muslim victims on 9/11. The Homeland Security Committee was reminded of this during Rep. Keith Ellison’s tearful testimony during the opening session of the hearings when he recounted the story of a young Muslim police cadet and paramedic who had been crushed by the rubble of the World Trade Center af-

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ter rushing in to rescue complete strangers on that tragic September morning. These controversial hearings are irresponsible and are based on the false premise that all American Muslims are partially to blame for any terrorist attack carried out by a Muslim. It’s ridiculous that the committee is even wasting its time with these hearings, which serve only to create problems. The issue of Islamic extremism can only be effectively addressed with a substantive discussion. This discussion must engage the Muslim community, not alienate it.

Stress management is a crucial skill most students are not learning William Brandow correspondent

Stress is a feeling shared by every college student by the end of their first semester. A lucky few are able to navigate finals week without feeling it. However, even these super-students are not immune forever. Many believe stress is simply a part of the college experience. Perhaps this is true, but students should still make

every effort to minimize it. For most of us, life is not going to get any easier after college. It is vital we learn to deal with anxiety now so we can manage it for the rest of our lives. According to WebMD.com, stress can have ill effects on a person’s immune system, heart, lungs, muscles, reproductive organs, skin and more. It is not all in our heads – chronic stress can significantly affect physical wellbeing, as well. Fortunately, this problem is as old as the human race, and some have figured out how to manage stress.

Management techniques range from deep breathing and exercise to meditation. Certainly, we have all heard what we should do to beat anxiety – but what we think is really what counts. Stress is nothing more than the body’s reaction to a perceived threat. Learning to control perception is all that is necessary to avoid anxiety. This is why all the techniques to beat stress involve stepping away from the situation. Gaining a more detached and objective view of a situation will always provide a greater sense of control.

In a social experiment performed by Francine Ducharme and colleagues at the University of Montreal, researchers studied the effects of individual stress management techniques on caregivers of elderly persons. The subjects in the study reported significant effects on the perceived challenge associated with a caregiver role, control by self, use of social support and use of problem solving. This is clear evidence of the monumental benefits of learning to cope with stress. There will certainly be times in life where stress will

get the best of us. This is the main reason why stress management should be a priority in everyone’s life. Learning coping mechanisms early on will help to smooth over the rough times we will all inevitably face. The old cliche, “practice makes perfect,” applies, as well, to stress management as it does to anything else. If we wait until an incredibly stressful time to act, learning coping methods will be much more difficult. As students, we must build healthy habits now so when finals roll around in May, we

will be experts. It is the most important thing we do not learn in college classrooms. The struggle to contend with anxiety will be different for all of us. What works for some will not work for others. But we must remain persistent until each of us finds our own method for dealing with stress. We have the resources. Check out the stress management section on http://well. wvu.edu/stressmanagement or stop by the Carruth Center and talk to the real experts on stress. Your tuition money is paying for this stuff. Use it.

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Neeson’s latest better left ‘Unknown’

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Daniel Tosh delivers his best stand up show yet in ‘Happy Thoughts.’

Daniel Tosh unbeatable in set ‘Happy Thoughts’ alex mcpherson a&e writer

Spoiler alert, haters: If for some reason you are a Daniel Tosh fan and haven’t seen his stand-up act “Happy Thoughts,” I’m about to ruin five of his jokes for you. “Tosh.0” is a mess. And to me, it’s not a funny kind of mess, but more of a “the train crashed, and people are on fire, but I still can’t look away” kind of thing. Regardless of his half-hour Comedy Central heart attack, Tosh’s stand-up is nothing less than brilliant. That is, if you have absolutely zero filter. What makes Tosh so appealing is that he doesn’t avoid any topic. When it came to the Rihanna and Chris Brown debacle, he put together a pro-Brown viewpoint. Who does that? Not only does he do it, but I enjoy every second. His recent stand-up set “Happy Thoughts” just released on CD, and while comedy’s better when there’s a person to the puns, there is no excuse for not tuning in. His jokes range from the controversial to the mundane, yet at no time do they feel unworthy of each other. While there may be an issue that’s a tad touchier than some, the entire set is outstanding material. In the land of the mundane, Tosh covered a new way of pooping, pranks on his sister and awful test-takers. “What’s the deal with people who say they’re a bad testtaker?” Tosh said. “Oh, you struggle with that part where we find out what you know?” His up front observations on average life are his strong suit, as he can pull laughs from things that wouldn’t even have to be censored at an

A scene from the movie ‘Battle: Los Angeles.’

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This is one of those latenight movies that you might catch when nothing else is on. While the film had potential, it drags (at 116 minutes – way too long, I know), and by the time it was over, audiences are left feeling like they were ripped off $7. Furthermore, some scenes are unintentionally laughable –

elementary school – such as material based on Snuggies. “Somebody gave me a Snuggie as a joke gift. Hah, the joke’s on you. I enjoy it,” Tosh said. “I toss and turn at night – finally, a blanket that’s like ‘nuh-uh, I’m gonna keep you warm.’” Of course there are plenty of sections when he gets outright vulgar, wishing people like David Beckham and Brad Pitt would have a baby together. While that idea isn’t absolutely unpleasant, his plea asking “just picture baby Jesus with better abs” might upset a few bible studies. As the jokes progress to the uncomfortable, even he admits the fan/hate mail he’s undoubtably expecting. “I thought you went over the line a bit when you wanted to fornicate with a mythological child,” Tosh mocks a hate letter. Too true, theoretical stranger. Yet, through the ridiculous concepts, and the obscene suggestions, Tosh really wins by knowing his audience. He wins because, in a lot of the cases, we’re thinking the same things he’s saying. We’re just highly discouraged from saying them. Though “Happy Thoughts” was recorded as live standup, very few jokes fall short solely because of the audio medium. While the DVD is no doubt the better overall purchase, there’s nothing quite like laughing uncontrollably in the middle of public. Warning: Don’t listen to this album in the library. I learned this the hard way. My apologies, echoing spacious back room with the skylight. Nothing could prepare me for Tosh.

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especially when the silly script attempts to capture emotion with the help of somber orchestral score. I’m also pessimistic about the possibility of future installments, as the movie’s tagline reads “This is just the beginning.” Ugh.

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‘Liam Neeson’ stars in ‘Unknown.’ The movie features Neeson as a man struggling to understand his identity after a car crash.

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In the 2009 action thriller “Taken,” Liam Neeson just wants his kid back. In the 2011 action thriller “Unknown,” Neeson just wants his life back. In the last few years, the formerly quiet, reserved and articulate Neeson has become a generic action thriller. Prompted by a turn in “Batman Begins” as the villainous Ra’s al Ghul, Neeson has become the United Kingdom’s latest action export, chiefly after the honorable Jason Statham. In “Unknown,” Neeson continues his leading man action persona as Dr. Martin Harris, a botanist attending a major conference in Germany. After losing his briefcase, Martin finds himself in a hospital room after his taxi runs off a bridge. Awaking from his coma, his world is in disarray – his wife

doesn’t recognize him and another person named Dr. Martin Harris appears to have taken over his life. Stranded in Berlin with no passport, no identification and no way to be really sure who he is, Martin has to find out the truth. By enlisting the help of the taxi driver who both endangered his life and saved it, he begins to unravel the predictable mystery that follows any movie about missing identities. There were times I really did like “Unknown.” Neeson, though not for his rough, gruff and mumblish American accent. He’s a captivating actor. Despite being 58 years old, Neeson is still a pretty convincing action hero – a role he’s only recently fallen into as mentioned before. His chemistry between taxi driver Gina (Diane Kruger) is effective, if not a little forced. Despite both only knowing each other around death, destruction and carnage, the two get on like a house on fire. But for a man who’s not convinced of who he is, alone in

a major city and adjusting to a world where everything is against him, Martin isn’t a convincing character. Throughout the early stages of the movie, it becomes quite clear who he is. The movie is about as subtle as a brick to the face at times, with Martin showing his true colors in his adventure to regain his life. The movie also asks the audience to take some pretty incredible leaps of faith. Plot points make bigger leaps than the world’s greatest daredevil, and the audience is expected to take them as if it’s an everyday occurrence. Of course, that’s the action genre in a nutshell – but this movie could have been so much better. The movie is also weighed down by unconvincing bad guys who spend most of their time playing catchup to a man who’s just experienced four days in a coma with massive head trauma. “Unknown,” sadly, is better off not knowing. It’s a predictable action movie that doesn’t even attempt to market itself as

‘Unknown’ Liam Neeson A man finds himself unsure of his identity in a journey not worth the audiences time. anything more. The movie is a sad turn of events. Martin spends most of his time trying to remember his life, while I try to forget it.

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Conan O’Brien attends the premiere of his documentary ‘Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop’ Sunday.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conan O’Brien attended the premiere Sunday of the documentary that captured the turmoil he faced in the days following his departure from the “Tonight Show.” But he did it grudgingly. “I personally have trouble watching it because it’s a time in my life that I don’t like to go back to,” O’Brien said from the red carpet, shortly before the South by Southwest film festival premiere of “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop.” “I’m happy where I am now. I don’t really need to go back to it. But I made a commit-

ment” to director Rodman Flender. O’Brien allowed camera crews to follow him during the “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour, 32-city musicand-comedy show he embarked on last year following his unceremonious departure as the host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.” It was a tumultuous time for the comedian, who said he didn’t sleep much and lost 15 pounds. “It’s a swirly cone of crazy emotions,” he said. “It was anxious, depressing but also

euphoric and exciting. It was not just one emotion, it was a lot of emotion. I was confused but also really excited by new possibilities and I think you see almost every emotion in the movie. You see pretty much everything.” Flender, the director who has been friends with Conan since they were classmates at Harvard in the 1980s, said he didn’t want the film to be a career retrospective or a marketing tool. “This seemed like Conan in a specific position and how he was going to handle that

and it was happening right then and there,” Flender said. Conan has moved on with a new late-night talk show, “Conan” on TBS and said he had had even forgotten that the film was in the works. “I’ve put this all behind me and this came along and suddenly Rodman said ‘Hey, the film’s done’ and I said ‘what film?” O’Brien said. “It might be informative to some people that are going through a crisis,” he said. “If it can serve any good for anybody, then fine, then I’m happy.”

Green Goblin gets stuck in latest setback to ‘Spider-Man’ Broadway show NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s stunt-heavy, $65 million “Spider-Man” musical has experienced another technical glitch that left its lead villain dangling in midair, and the troubled production will shut down for more than three weeks this spring for an overhaul. Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris said in a statement Friday that “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” which has been in previews for a record 103 performances, would officially open June 14. The show’s opening, delayed six times, was to have opened last on March 15. The final preview performance before the shutdown will be April 17. Performances will be canceled from April 19May 11, with previews resuming on May 12. On Wednesday, producers announced that Tony Awardwinning director Julie Taymor would no longer direct the show, and a new creative team was brought in to change and polish the flawed musical, which has also been plagued with a series of injuries to cast members and aerial stunt mishaps. The latest occurred Friday when the Green Goblin’s flight system failed during a fight scene, leaving him hanging

over the stage for about three minutes before stagehands lowered him down. It was the second time this week that a technical problem interrupted a scene with the Goblin. The replacement of Taymor in her day-to-day duties was a stunning development for the heralded director of “The Lion King,” a megahit that is No. 3 at the box office more than a decade after it opened. Taymor, known for her bold and creative artistic vision, is believed to have been pushed aside because she wouldn’t accept the need for outside help and significant changes to “Spider-Man,” which she co-wrote with Glen Berger. “I was hoping that by planning for a March show it would be up to speed,” said Sarah Marchitto, 31, of Linden, N.J., who spent $300 for tickets to Friday night’s show as a birthday present for her boyfriend, a Spider-Man fan. “I’m curious to see it because Julie Taymor was so attached to it,” said Marchitto, adding that she would go back to see the new version when it opens in June. After the show, she responded to a Facebook message, saying she thought the musical “was fantastic.” “Visually it was stunning and really different,” she wrote. “I

think the overall plot was a little disjointed so I’d be interested to see if and how they tighten it up in the revised version.” Nico Davidson, 5, had already been to see the show once and was back Friday night for his second time. “I liked it when I saw it,” he said, as his buddy stood by in his Spidey shirt. Nico had some advice for the producers as they rework the show: Fix the ending. “It’s too long,” he said. Though producers said Taymor, 58, would remain part of the creative team, she was being replaced as director by Philip William McKinley (“The Boy From Oz”). Also on the new team was Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who worked on HBO’s “Big Love” and has written for Marvel comics, to help rewrite the show’s script, and musical consultant Paul Bogaev and sound designer Peter Hylenski. “Spider-Man” has music by U2’s Bono and The Edge, who indicated Wednesday that they planned some new tunes for the show. Many theater critics got fed up with the constant delays in opening the show and reviewed it last month, largely panning the musical. They did so before the show was “frozen,” or no longer in previews.

Once a show is frozen, no more changes are permitted and critics are invited to attend as long as they hold their reviews until after opening night. But “Spider-Man” continues to defy critics and post impressive numbers at the box office. It was the second highest-grossing show on Broadway this week, after “Wicked,” pulling in close to $1.3 million – though it was slightly down from the week before. Unlike “Wicked,” tickets to “Spider-Man” are now available at the discount TKTS booth – a possible reason that total grosses slipped last week. Keith Monzen, 43, of Honolulu, who was waiting to get into Foxwoods Theatre to see Friday’s show, was disappointed that the show would shut down and be changed because he might not be able to get back to New York to see the revision. AP “It might be better, it might A publicity shot from the production of ‘Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.’The play has expenot be as good, but we’re just rienced numerous, public technical difficulties including the injuries of some cast memout having a good time,” he bers. A new premiere date has been set for the show’s official opening. said. Producers said ticket-holders will be able to either exchange or return their tickets for a refund, if purchased from the box office at Foxwoods Theatre or through Ticketmaster. Those who bought tickets from other vendors should contact the outlet, producers said.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Sheen is taking his show on the road. A spokesman for the outspoken actor said tickets go on sale Saturday for shows in Detroit and Chicago next month called “Charlie Sheen Live: My Violent Torpedo of Truth.” Publicist Larry Solters said Sheen is promoting the show himself and has already begun rehearsals. Solters said he does not know the nature of the show or whether additional performances will be scheduled. Sheen announced the show Thursday and Friday to his more than 2 million Twitter followers, calling it “the REAL story.” The 45-year-old actor was fired from the hit CBS show “Two and a Half Men” on Monday. He sued the show’s producers Thursday for $100 million for breach of contract. Hours later, he reached a custody agreement with his estranged wife over their twin sons. Sheen has been making headlines with his colorful, rambling interviews, in which he has claimed to be a “Vatican assassin warlock” with “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA.” Solters is apparently replacing the actor’s longtime publicist, Stan Rosenfield, who abruptly resigned two weeks ago when Sheen began giving interviews to various news outlets and radio programs. Solters described himself Friday as “a warlock in training.”

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Late Rider comeback prevents WVU series sweep by ethan rohrbaugh

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After upping its home winning streak to five, the West Virginia baseball team lost a heartbreaking 13-inning game to Rider, 12-9, as the Broncs avoided a four-game sweep. WVU led 8-4 heading into the ninth inning of the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, but the WVU bullpen couldn’t hang on. After starter Josh McCauley’s departure with one-on-andone-out situation in the ninth, Rider struck for an RBI single and a three-run home run to tie the score. The Broncos hung four runs on WVU in the 13th inning to complete the come-from-behind victory. “We were three games under .500, so it was big for us to come home,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. “When you’ve got a homestand like this, you’ve got a chance to win some games. So far, we’ve done a great job.” WVU (8-7) took the first game of the Saturday afternoon twinbill 5-3 and followed it up with an 11-5 win in the nightcap. The Mountaineers came back out on Sunday to win the first game 7-3, but dropped the series finale 12-9 in 13 innings. Left-handed pitcher Jonathan Jones got the start for West Virginia in Game One, as he picked up the win in his first game in front of the home crowd this season. Jones (2-1) walked Rider’s leadoff man to start the game and gave up a double to plate the Bronc’s first run a few batters later, but eventually settled in to throw 5 2/3 innings, allow-

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West Virginia freshman Harrison Musgrave delivers a pitch during the Mountaineers’ 7-3 win over Rider in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader. ing only two earned on two hits. The Mountaineers struck for four runs to take the lead in the fifth by way of back-toback shots over the left-field wall. Freshman Ryan McBroom hit the first with seniors Grant Buckner and Jeremy Gum on base and senior Kevin Griffin followed suit a couple pitches later. Sophomore Michael Twigg was credited with his first save of the season, as he took over with two outs and the bases loaded in the sixth frame and forced a weak pop-up to shallow left to end the threat. Twigg sat down the Broncs in short order to close out the seventh and seal the “W” for the Mountaineers. Mason Heyne’s two-run home run in the top of the first gave Rider an early lead in the

second game, but WVU would answer with eight runs in its first four offensive frames. Senior pitcher Marcus Broadwater provided 3 1/3 solid innings of relief – surrendering just one hit, one walk, and struck out two batters as he silenced the Rider offense. “We wanted to get through this with as few pitchers as we could,” Van Zant said. “Anytime you’ve got six games in four days you’ve got to be careful how you use your pitchers, so it was really important that Marcus came in there and ate up those innings and threw strikes.” Senior Andy Berry (2-1) started and picked up the win for West Virginia, as he went for 5 2/3 giving up five earned runs. “(Jones and Berry) weren’t at their best,” said Van Zant of his

starters. “But, they were good enough to keep us in the game and give us a chance. We were just able to get some key hits and break away.” In Sunday’s first contest, West Virginia went for early runs to grab the lead and starting pitcher Harrison Musgrave never gave it up. Musgrave (1-1) was on the hill for all seven innings of game one, allowing only one earned on six hits, one walk, and a career-best nine strikeouts Rider fought back to knot the game at three, but the Mountaineers would break that tie in the fifth inning with a two-run homer by junior Dan DiBartolomeo and back-to-back home runs by Griffin and senior Colin Durborow.

The West Virginia baseball team’s offensive production was a big question mark for head coach Greg Van Zant entering the 2011 season. The loss of Jedd Gyrko to the Major League Baseball draft and the NCAA’s new bat regulations were more than enough reason to see the Mountaineer offense dwindle this season. The team’s performance at the plate during this weekend’s four-game series against Rider should allow Van Zant to breathe easily for awhile. “We were really hitting the ball well this weekend,” Van Zant said. “Our hits came at the right time, and we hit quite a few out of the park. We were seeing the ball well.” The Mountaineers tallied 32 runs, helping them win three out of the four games and improve to 8-7 on the season. WVU was led offensively by Dan DiBartolomeo who had 10 hits for the Mountaineers, including a home run in the team’s series opener Sunday. The second baseman has team highs in runs scored (14) and stolen bases (4), while he is second to only Jeremy Gum in batting aver-

age (.365). “Dan was hitting the ball all over the field,” Van Zant said. “We need him to keep that up. He is a key to our offense.” The team had 44 hits against Rider, six of which were home runs including two by WVU catcher Kevin Griffin. The team now leads the Big East in home runs (14), slugging percentage (.459) and batting average (.307). “If we keep our offense up like this, we should be able to play with anyone,” Van Zant said. “We had big hits all weekend.” That was when the Mountaineers scored just one run after the third inning in Sunday’s 13-inning 12-9 loss to Rider. “It’s all about consistency, We just couldn’t keep it rolling in the final game,” Van Zant said. Fifteen games into the season, the head coach said he is pleased with the overall production of the offense. Van Zant said the team still needs work on situational hitting. “We’re going to get after it, and hopefully that translates into games,” he said. “We did well this weekend. We have a big week ahead of us, and we need the bats to show up.” derek.denneny@mail.wvu.edu

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Duke blows out UNC, wins 19th ACC Tourney title GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Add another Atlantic Coast Conference championship to fifthranked Duke’s record haul. Nolan Smith had 20 points and the Blue Devils ended North Carolina’s run of big comebacks at the ACC tournament, beating the Tar Heels (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) 75-58 in Sunday’s championship game. Kyle Singler added 11 points for the Blue Devils (30-4), who led the entire way for a record 19th tournament title. In the first meeting between the fierce rivals in the finals in a decade, second-seeded Duke led by 18 points in the first half and never let the top-seeded Tar Heels (26-7) build any momentum for a third straight tournament escape. ap North Carolina had rallied from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski waves the net for fans after Duke’s 75-58 win over North Car- 19 down in the final 10 minutes olina in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday. to beat Miami on a last-play layup in the quarterfinals, then rallied from 14 down to force overtime and beat Clemson in the semifinals. This time, however, the Tar Heels got no closer than nine after halftime as the veteran Blue Devils maintained firm control from the tip. The Blue Devils won their third straight tournament and their 10th in 13 years, putting them two ahead of the Tar Heels in the alltime standings.

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Richmond wins first A-10 title ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Kevin Anderson capped a tournament MVP performance with 23 points and Richmond finished the job this season, winning its first Atlantic 10 title with a 67-54 victory over Dayton on Sunday. Justin Harper added 18 points as the third-seeded Spiders (27-7) won their seventh straight game and earned consecutive NCAA tournament berths for the first time in school history. It also gave them a feeling much different than a year ago when they lost the title game to Temple in a heartbreaker, giving the Owls their third straight championship in this casino resort. The Spiders brought down the boardwalk empire on Saturday with a 58-54 win over Temple. They also all but ended ninthseeded Dayton’s hopes for an NCAA bid. Despite upsetting topseeded Xavier in the quarterfinals, the defending NIT champion Flyers (22-13) probably needed to win the tournament to get in the NCAA field. Kentucky wins SEC title Kevin Smith added 12 points ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon and Darrius Garrett came off the Knight scored 17 points, Darius bench when Harper got in foul Miller hit two crucial 3-pointers trouble early in the second half and No. 15 Kentucky cruised to an- and grabbed nine rebounds. The other Southeastern Conference Spiders also came up big from tournament title, routing regular- long range, hitting 10 of 21. season champion Florida 70-54 on Chris Johnson had 11 points for Sunday. Dayton, which got off to a terrible The 12th-ranked Gators (26-7) start, fell behind by 15 and never had a miserable day shooting, es- could get over the hump. Paul Wilpecially guards Kenny Boynton liams and Chris Wright, who carand Erving Walker. They combined ried the Flyers in the early rounds, to go 7 of 26 from the field, their were limited to eight points woes epitomized in the closing apiece, taking only a combined minutes when they put up back13 shots. to-back airballs trying desperately to bring Florida back. O’Neill reinstated by USC Kentucky (25-8) streaked into LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin the NCAAs with its sixth straight O’Neill has been reinstated as win, second straight SEC tournaSouthern California’s basketball ment crown and 27th title overcoach after being suspensed durall -- more than every other school ing the Pac-10 tournament. combined. Athletic director Pat Haden anFlorida trailed at halftime for nounced the decision Sunday. the third straight game. The GaO’Neill was suspended for USC’s tors came back against Tennessemifinal loss to Arizona on Friday see and Vanderbilt, but they were after a verbal altercation involvdoomed when Kentucky pushed ing him, his wife and a Wildcats it out to a 14-point lead with just booster at the team hotel a night over 9 minutes remaining on con- earlier. secutive 3s by Miller, who was Haden says he believes the susnamed tournament MVP. pension served its purpose and Boynton scored 10 points, the will eliminate any such inapproprionly Florida player in double figate behavior by O’Neill in the fuures. But he was just 4 of 16 from ture. Haden says O’Neill still faces the field, which pretty much additional discipline by the school summed up what kind of day it and a fine. was for the Gators. O’Neill says in a statement that They shot just 39 percent (22 of he and his wife both regret the 57), matched their second-lowest embarrassment they caused USC.


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WVU, Campriani win air rifle titles at NCAA Championship Mountaineers fall 3 points short for overall title by brad joyal sports writer

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Bieski moves into third place in WVU’s all-time points list BY Sebouh Majarian Sports Writer

West Virginia head gymnastics coach Linda BurdetteGood gathered her team before its final regular season meet Saturday with a special message for her six seniors. “I talked to the whole group, but I looked at the seniors,” Burdette-Good said. “I said, ‘I want you to go out there tonight and perform, and, when you’re done, to have no regrets.’” The final meet at the WVU Coliseum for the senior gymnasts didn’t go as planned, however. The Mountaineers lost to No. 10 Penn State 195.825-195.025 marking the second time West Virginia has fallen to the Nittany Lions this season. WVU (9-7, 6-1 EAGL) claimed the floor routine 49.0-48.55, but PSU (13-4, 1-2 Big Ten) won vault (49.12548.875), bars (49.05-48.6) and beam (49.1-48.55). The meet was the final home meet for WVU senior Amy Bieski. The Nanticoke, Pa., native scored her seventh 39-plus all-around score of the season, but finished fourth in the allaround to Penn State’s Madison Merriam (39.375), Sharaya Musser (39.225) and Whitney

Bencsko (39.2). Bieski finished second on vault after scoring a seasonhigh 9.875. She also finished second on floor with a 9.825 and scored a 9.75 on vault. Although it was an emotional night for the senior, Bieski didn’t let her emotions get the best of her. “I feel like you shouldn’t cry because it’s over,” she said. “You should smile because it happened.” With her performance, Bieski moved past six-time WVU all-American Kristin Quackenbush into third-place on WVU’s career-point list. She has accumulated 1,901.65 over the course of her career and is 32.05 points shy of second place. “She’s an amazing athlete,” Burdette-Good said. “I’d like to clone her and bring her back.” The Mountaineers opened the meet on vault and were paced by Bieski’s 9.75. Sophomore Chelsea Goldschrafe finished second on the team after tying a career-high 9.8. Freshman Hope Sloanhoffer followed with a 9.775. Senior Emily Kerwin led WVU on bars as she tied her career high with a 9.825 to finish third on the apparatus while fellow senior Faye Meaden scored a season-high

9.725. Sloanhoffer, who ranks No. 10 nationally on beam, finished third with a 9.8, it was her eighth 9.8-plus score on the season. “Even though it was senior night, they were all equally trying to perform the very best for the seniors,” Burdette-Good said. Sophomore Kaylyn Millick set a career-high 9.775 on the beam as the Mountaineers hit all six routines for the second consecutive week. The final rotation featured WVU on the floor, the event they had been solid on all season, and it showed as six of the top seven scores were from West Virginia. The team was led by Bieski and junior Tina Maloney as they tied for second with 9.825. Sloanhoffer trailed with a 9.8 as Goldschrafe, Millick and Mackenzie Bristol followed the freshman with 9.775. The Mountaineers will now compete in the EAGL Championships in Washington, D.C., Saturday. The NCAA Regionals begin on April 2. “Were doing all the right things to get ready for the championships,” BurdetteGood said. sebouh.majarian@mail.wvu.edu

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Bland, Carrier take home all-American honors at NCAA Indoor Championships by derek denneny sports writer

Two West Virginia track and field stars earned all-American honors this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championship. Senior Chelsea Carrier received all-American honors in both the 60-meter hurdles and the pentathlon. Fellow senior Keri Bland earned an all-American honor in the mile. As a team, the Mountaineers finished 18th. Oregon won the national title. “We obviously would have liked to finish better than 18,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “We will continue to work hard and move forward into outdoor and hopefully send some more runners to nationals. We are looking to have a monster outdoor season.” Carrier finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles. Carrier broke her own school record in the hurdles, finishing with a time of 8.08. Clemson’s Brianna Rollins finished first with a 7.96. “Chelsea had a great performance this weekend,” Cleary said. “She ran with great intensity and poise. Big things are coming in outdoor for her.” She also finished fifth in the pentathlon with a 4,128-point total. She had a 8.29-second time in the 60-meter hurdles, which was the highest of the competitors. Bland notched her second straight all-American honor in the mile, finishing sixth with a 4:35.24 time. Her time was less than three seconds short of Oregon’s Jor-

dan Hasay, who finished first. It is Bland’s ninth-career allAmerican honor. “We are very proud of Keri, who overcame an early injury and ended up at Nationals,” Cleary said. “She worked hard to get back here.” Junior Jessica O’Connell, who is battling an Achilles injury, finished 16th in the 3,000-meter run. “Jess didn’t finish as we would have liked,” Cleary said. “She has the Achilles injury, which slowed her down

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For the second consecutive season, the West Virginia rifle team was unable to obtain its 15th national title. The Mountaineers compiled a combined score of 4,697, to finish second at the NCAA Championships behind Kentucky, which scored a 4,700. West Virginia won the air rifle championship Saturday. “It’s definitely disappointing,” said WVU head coach Jon Hammond. “Our goal is to be the champions. We had great performances and shot one of our highest scores of the year, but we were beat by a better team on a better day.” Senior Nicco Campriani paced the Mountaineers, and competitors, as his score of 701 in air rifle was enough for the Florence, Italy, native to capture the individual air rifle national title. Campriani was only one shot from a perfect performance in the open relay, with a score of 599. In the finals, the senior shot a 102 to become the first Mountaineer to win WVU’s first individual NCAA title since Marcos Scrivner won the smallbore title in 1997. “His performance was amazing,” Hammond said. “There was so much pressure that everyone expected him to go in and shoot a 599, and that would be that. It was a worldclass performance. No one shoots that well consistently. I think Nicco is very happy to end his career with an individual title.” The Mountaineers found themselves down heading into the second day, as Kentucky captured the smallbore title on the first day with a score of 2,336. West Virginia put forth its best efforts in its comeback, shooting an air rifle score of

A West Virginia rifleman shoots during a match last season. 2,368 on the second day. Sophomore Petra Zublasing finished second overall with her score of 698.1, while Junior Justin Pentz’s score of 694.7 placed the junior in fifth overall. Seniors Andy Lamson and Tommy Santelli finished fourth and fifth for the team, with scores of 585 and 580, respectively. Hammond said he felt the air rifle and smallbore scores were equally impressive, and his team showed a valiant effort in the second day of the NCAA championship. “It was nice to win the air rifle championship,” Hammond said. “We had to pull some points and get over the shock of the smallbore results. I’m so proud of how the team competed. Kentucky had to shoot a

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school record to beat us.” The loss was the second of the season to Kentucky. The Wildcats beat West Virginia on Feb. 5, 4,696-4,680. While the loss is a disappointing end to the season, it closes a chapter of West Virginia rifle history. Hammond said that all the success the senior class accomplished is something he will forever be proud of. “They had great careers,” Hammond said. “The number of all-Americans, they’ve done everything. If someone said that is what this class would accomplish I definitely would have taken that. Over the past three years they have been consistently one of the best programs in the country.” brad.joyal@mail.wvu.edu

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The Truth About the Muslim Brotherhood Is it a moderate Egyptian party committed to democracy . . . or a jihadist group seeking to create an Islamist empire? Many Western pundits claim the Muslim Brotherhood has little power and simply wants to play a peaceful role in Egyptian democracy. But what do the Muslim Brotherhood’s history and its leaders’ pronouncements tell us? Is their goal to create a free democratic system . . . or is it to hijack democracy in the service of an autocratic Islamist revolution?

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generation that pursues death just as our enemies pursue life.” Founded in Egypt in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood Many commentators assert that the Brotherhood is has been an immensely powerful force in Middle East a weak fringe group—yet the facts contradict this. politics, now boasting chapters in 80 countries. Its Despite the Brotherhood’s illegal status in Egypt, it is mission statement: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is immensely influential—controlling the country’s main our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our lawyers and physicians associations and numerous way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of welfare organizations. In the 2005 election, even under our aspirations.” intense persecution by the Mubarak regime, the The Brotherhood’s founder, Hassan al-Banna, stated group’s “independent” that the group’s goal was candidates won 20 percent to assert Islam’s manifest “It is in the nature of Islam . . . to of the seats in parliament. destiny and create an impose its law on all nations and to Indeed, the Muslim empire governed by Islamic religious law and extend its power to the entire planet.” Brotherhood is the bestorganized, best financed unified in an autocratic political group in Egypt, caliphate. He claimed “It second only to Mubarak’s deposed ruling party. is in the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be We know that the Bolsheviks in Russia, Nazis in dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to Germany, Islamists in Iran, and Hamas in the disputed extend its power to the entire planet.” Palestinian territories all started out as minority In 1948, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood parties whose rise to power during political upheaval assassinated the Egyptian Prime Minister, and the began democratically and ended in dictatorship— group has been banned in Egypt since 1954, after it following the insidious pattern of “one man, one vote, attempted to assassinate Egyptian President Gamal one time.” Given the Muslim Brotherhood’s Islamist Abdel Nasser. A Brotherhood splinter group philosophy and goals, we can expect the same in Egypt, assassinated President Anwar Sadat in 1981. now or in the next few years. The Muslim Brotherhood’s most influential leader How would the Brotherhood govern if it came to was Sayyid Qutb, a racist, anti-Semite, misogynist and power? In 2006, the Muslim Brotherhood demanded hater of the United States. His pro-Islamist and antithat Egypt develop nuclear weapons. Recently a Western hatred had enormous influence on Ayman Brotherhood leader told interviewers that the Egyptian Zawahiri, who went on to become a key mentor of peace treaty with Israel would be abolished as soon as Osama bin Laden and is today the number-two leader a provisional government is formed and that Egypt of al-Qaeda. should prepare for war with Israel. Despite its murderous history, the Muslim While Christians make up 10 percent of the Egyptian Brotherhood claims to have renounced violence—but population and are already victims of discrimination it makes notable exceptions, including approval of and violent attacks, rule by the Brotherhood would be terrorist acts by its Palestinian wing, Hamas, whose a nightmare, diminishing their rights to worship charter calls for the murder of Jews and the publicly or hold high office. As for women, the obliteration of Israel. What’s more, former Muslim Brotherhood insists that they be segregated, their Brotherhood Supreme Commander Muhammed Madhi bodies completely covered in public, and that girls Akef declared he was “prepared to send 10,000 jihad undergo genital mutilation. fighters immediately to fight at the side of Hezbollah” To assess the Muslim Brotherhood’s commitment to during the Lebanese terrorist group’s 2006 war against democracy, we should heed the words of its Spiritual Israel. Leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who maintains that “The Given its history of murder and warlike declarations, civilizational-jihadist process . . . is a kind of grand the Brotherhood’s claim to non-violence rings false. jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western Consider finally a September 2010 sermon by Muslim civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable Supreme Guide Muhammed Badi, who explained that house . . . so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is the “change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be made victorious over all other religions.” attained through jihad . . . by raising a jihadi While some pundits minimize the Muslim Brotherhood’s threat, there’s no doubt that the group fanatically opposes the United States, Israel and Western values, or that it will use both democratic and violent means to defeat them. Nor should we doubt that the Brotherhood is a powerful, well-organized political force that, if given enough power, would use it to crush the democratic process and turn Egypt into an anti-Western, fundamentalist Islamic state. Can we afford this risk? This message has been published and paid for by

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West Virginia senior point guard Joe Mazzulla talks to media following the announcement that WVU has been selected as a 5-seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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Continued from page 16 Tuesday could be used as an advantage because it allows WVU to focus on its weaknesses. The short preparation time will also be similar to a regular season game. “Last year, we had five or six days to prepare for Duke (in the Final Four),” Mazzulla said. “I think that was too long.” Ohio State is the top-ranked seed in the East Region, followed by No. 2 seed North Carolina, No. 3 seed Syracuse and Kentucky at a No. 4 seed. The Mountaineers will play the winner of Kentucky and Princeton if they win their opening game. WVU could face the Buckeyes, George Mason or Villanova in the Sweet Sixteen and could play Xavier, Marquette, Syracuse, Washington or North Carolina in the Elite Eight in Newark, N.J. “Our region is loaded,” said WVU forward Kevin Jones. “We

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None of West Virginia’s recent success would have been possible if not for head coach Jon Hammond, who returned the program to its historic roots after it was disbanded in 2003 and brought back in 2004. Hammond used his international background to bring in the best shooter collegiate rifle may ever seen, Florence, Italy, native Nicco Campriani. Campriani led WVU’s senior class, averaging a combined score of 1,185 in 2011. Although he was unable to compete in the 2010 NCAA championships, his 2011 individual national air rifle title offers a sense of gratitude and will be the staple of his legendary career as a Mountaineer. The seniors have been arguably the most successful collection of athletes West Virginia has seen in recent memory, winning the national title in 2009, and finishing third and second in 2010 and 2011, respectively. WVU won the Great America Rifle Conference Championship in back-to-back years, creating yet another legacy for the program.

can’t take any games off.” After finishing the regular season 22-8, UAB will be making its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2006 and are led by Conference USA Coach of the Year Mike Davis and C-USA Player of the Year Aaron Johnson, who enters averaging 12 points, 7.7 assists and 1.4 assists. Clemson made the tournament for the fourth consecutive year after posting a 21-11 regular-season record. “We have to go down there and take care of business,” said WVU point guard Truck Bryant. “You have to go down there with one goal in mind and that’s to win games.” The Mountaineers are 6-3 in the NCAA Tournament under Huggins and 2-1 in the first round with their only loss coming to Dayton in 2009. West Virginia was one of 11 Big East teams to be selected into the tournament. Big East Champion Connecticut was chosen as a No. 3 seed. brian.gawthrop@mail.wvu.edu

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I understand the experience of going to football or basketball games at West Virginia, and it played an integral role in me choosing to receive a college education at WVU. I understand the excitement of the two sports, and I had the opportunity to go to the Elite Eight in Syracuse last March, a memory that will last a lifetime. Rifle isn’t on the same level as basketball, football, baseball or even soccer in America, but around the WVU campus and throughout the state, the success of this program should at least be recognized and praised. With 60 all-Americans, no other sport comes close to producing the same success as the rifle program, and after a brief stint as a club team, through strong recruiting and hard work, it has returned to national dominance. While the rifle team doesn’t receive the recognition that the football and basketball teams do, this year’s team should be remembered forever for its accomplishments. As Athletic Director Oliver Luck said last week, it should be the athletic program at WVU that everyone is most proud of. brad.joyal@mail.wvu.edu

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A&E SPORTS

Monday March 14, 2011

brad joyal sports writer

WVU rifle should be applauded Each fall, nearly 60,000 fans pack Milan Puskar Stadium to support the West Virginia football team. In the winter, the WVU Coliseum gets filled on a regular basis as fans arrive in masses to support the Mountaineer basketball teams. The appreciation for the University’s most profitable teams is deserving. The teams have captured Big East Conference ChamINSIDE pionships in football and The West basketball, and Virginia rifle the men’s basteam finished ketball team second in the overall competi- advanced to the tion at the NCAA Final Four in the Championship NCAA championship last on page 11. season. At a university with as much tradition and prestige as West Virginia, one would expect national championships to be as plentiful as the support those teams receive. West Virginia does have 14 national title trophies, however. All of which belong to the Mountaineer rifle team. The team deserved its 15th title this season. After setting a school-record 4,704 in its last three outings, heading into last weekend’s NCAA championship, it looked as if the team had another title wrapped up. However, it was not meant to be as Kentucky won its first national championship. That doesn’t mean WVU’s record-breaking season was all for nothing.

see Joyal on PAGE 14

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WVU is going dancing NCAA TOURNEY info

When: Thursday at 12:15 p.m. Where: Tampa (St. Pete Times Forum) TV: CBS Radio: 101.9 FM WVAQ Coverage: Check out The Daily Athenaeum’s Twitter (@dailyathenaeum) for in-game updates. Read Friday’s edition for a full recap of the game.

Clemson Tigers (21-11, 9-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) Brad Brownell (first season) Best win: Beat Boston College 70-47 in the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship Game to likely cement an NCAA Tournament bid. Worst loss: Lost to Virginia, 49-47, on Feb. 2. Strength: The Tigers are 15th in the nation in scoring defense, giving up an average of just 60.4 points per game. Weakness: Clemson has struggled to score consistently this season, and is 189th in the country (68.3 points per game). Player to watch: Demontez Stitt, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior guard scores a team-leading 14.7 points and is hitting 36.4 percent of his outside shots. He was named first-team all-ACC.

West Virginia senior forward John Flowers dances after being selected as a five-seed in the NCAA Tournament at the Waterfront Place Hotel on Sunday.

wvu sports info

Mountaineers earn a 5-seed in East Regional of NCAA Tournament BY BRIAN GAWTHROP ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

One minute after the NCAA Tournament selection show began, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins received a text message from Kentucky head coach John Calipari. In the text, Huggins’ lifelong friend predicted the Mountaineers and Wildcats would have a rematch of last year’s Elite Eight matchup in which WVU beat UK 64-55. “I didn’t think there would be any chance (of a rematch),” Huggins said.

If the two teams win their opening NCAA Tournament games, a rematch will take place Saturday in Tampa, Fla. The Mountaineers were selected as a No. 5 seed in the East Region and will face the winner of the UAB/Clemson contest, which takes place Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, on Thursday in WVU’s opening-round game at 12:15 p.m. WVU students with a valid WVU ID can buy one ticket for Thursday’s game starting today at 1 p.m. at the Mountaineer Ticket Office. Most experts were project-

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ing West Virginia as a No. 6 seed, but with the Mountaineers’ third-ranked strength of schedule and 21st-ranked RPI, the team expected a possible higher seeding. “There’s no reason why we shouldn’t have been a five seed,” said WVU point guard Joe Mazzulla. “We don’t want to look past anyone, but we got a great setup.” The winner of the UAB/ Clemson contest will have to travel and prepare for the Mountaineers following its Tuesday contest. However, that also leaves WVU with only one

day to prepare. “Tomorrow’s going to be our first hard practice since before the Marquette game (in the Big East Conference Tournament), and we don’t even know who we’re going to play,” Huggins said. Huggins said one assistant coach will prepare for both UAB and Clemson while a third assistant will scout possible second-round opponents Kentucky and Princeton. Mazzulla said not knowing the team’s opponent until late

see m.bball on PAGE 14

Alabama-Birmingham (22-8, 12-4 Conference USA) Mike Davis (fifth season) Best win: Beat Virginia Commonwealth 68-65 on Dec. 21. Worst loss: Lost to East Carolina 7570 in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament. Strength: The team is 111th in the country in assists per game with an average of 13.7 assists per game. Weakness: The team has lost to every BCS conference opponent it played outside of Arkansas, which fired its coach on Sunday. Player to watch: Aaron Johnson, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound point guard was named the C-USA Player of the Year after averaging 12 points and 7.7 assists per game.

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The DA 03-14-2011  

The March 14 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

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