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Wednesday March 30, 2011
VOLUME 124, ISSUE 125
Second SGA debate takes negative turn By Charles Young Staff Writer
The issues took a backseat to personal attacks and accusations during a debate between Student Government Association president and vice presidential candidates Tuesday night in Lyon Tower. SGA President Chris Lewallen said the debate was one of the most interesting he had ever seen, but for the wrong reasons. “There wasn’t as much substance as I would have wanted, with pointing out the clear dif-
ferences between the two tickets based on issues and not personal events and things they’ve got going on in their lives,” he said. The debate started off with personal questions as Gov. Aman McWilliams, who moderated a portion of the debate, directed a question to the vice presidential candidates, Joe Harmon of the Pirate Party and Megan Callaghan of the Fusion Party. “According to Facebook, it says you guys are dating. How is this going to affect the election?” he asked.
Harmon and Callaghan avoided confirming or denying the accusation. Both said their personal lives were separate from their professional lives, and it would not affect the election or their commitment to the students. “I am an average student, I’m an average guy. I do have a heart,” Harmon said. Personal attacks continued after Daniel Brummage, the Pirate Party’s presidential candidate, questioned the commitment of Jason Bailey, the Fusion Party’s presidential candidate.
Bailey said although he was a senior, he was putting off law school for another year to serve in the position if elected. Brummage responded by saying, “I didn’t want to get personal, but you’re staying here because you didn’t get into the law school you wanted to.” Bailey said the accusation was not true because he had never applied to law school. Connections established between SGA and the University administration were also
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Student Government Association candidates debate in the Blue and Gold Ballroom at Towers Tuesday evening.
City police chief to head WVU investigations By Devon Unger Staff Writer
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Students wait in line for Chick-fil-A Monday afternoon in the Mountainlair food court. Monday was the first day that the restaurant was open when class was in session.
Chick-fil-A opens in Mountainlair to large lines, crowds in food court BY MIKE ATKINSON CORRESPONDENT
West Virginia University students waited almost half an hour in line to get their Chick-fil-A sandwiches Tuesday at the newly opened restaurant in the Mountainlair food court. The restaurant opened March 21 and remained open during Spring Break to train employees in order to prepare them for the hungry students. Students returned to campus Monday to long lines that, at some points, stretched near the Mountainlair Box Office. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. and will be closed on Sundays. A limited menu will be available for meal plans. “It will accept meal plan for breakfast, from 7:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It will also accept the meal plan for lunch,
from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.,” said David Friend, director of dining services. Brandon Younciak, a freshman pre-management information systems major, said he waited in line for almost 30 minutes before receiving his food. “I was really excited when I heard that Chick-fil-A was opening,” he said. “I knew that I was going to eat there for dinner on the first night, regardless of how long the lines were.” However, not all students were willing to put up with the lines. Dillon Carden, a freshman aerospace engineering major, said after waiting 10 minutes he decided it wasn’t worth the wait. “I only left because I was so hungry. I couldn’t wait any longer to eat,” he said. Mallory Bracken/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM Friend said the long lines The Chick-fil-A Cow greets students in the Mountainlair Monday afternoon. The Cow made appearances in the food court Monday for Chick-fil-A’s first day open when class see chick-fil-a on PAGE 2 was in session.
New reality show ‘Coal’ to salute W.Va. miners by conor griffith correspondent
Spike TV’s documentaryreality series “Coal” sheds light onto the lives and work of West Virginia coal miners. “Coal” is a new series brought to Spike by Original Productions’ Thom Beers, a company which also produced “Deadliest Catch,” “Ice Road Truckers” and “Axe
Men.” The show will premiere tonight at 10 with an encore at 11 on Spike TV. “This is going to show the whole nation that the coal miners of West Virginia are good salt-of-the-earth people,” said Jason Parsons, a West Virginia University alumnus and former Student Government Association president. Parsons is a member of Remember the Miners, a group
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which supports miner-related issues through advocacy, events and media productions focused on miners. A pre-screening event was held March 23 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. More than 200 guests were present for the screening. “Our goal is to tell of the extreme conditions these men and women face on a dayto-day basis,” said Kevin Kay,
president of Spike TV. “We wanted to get a sense that it’s not just guys in a mine.” The show depicts the dangers of working hundreds of feet inside a mountain and also the careful precision required to work the machinery associated with coal mining in West Virginia. The first episode, titled “The
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INSIDE THIS EDITION The West Virginia women’s basketball team will lose six seniors next year but adds a few key players, as well. SPORTS PAGE 7
The West Virginia University Police Department announced the hiring of a new officer Tuesday to lead crime investigations. Former Morgantown Police Chief Phil Scott will start as the Manager of Investigative Services Friday. Scott spent 25 years with the MPD, including the last six as chief. The creation of the position was announced earlier this month because there has been an increase in crimes that need further investigations, said WVU Police Chief Bob Roberts. Scott will supervise three other investigative officers, and work with the Department’s crime prevention and training units. Roberts said he hopes Scott’s experience training officers will help improve crime prevention on campus. “When a crime occurs, can we find ways to train students or staff, or even our officers, to help prevent those in the future? Are there ways to do training with our people to help solve cases in the future?” he said. “I think that
is going to be a key component, his ability to bring those resources together.” Scott said he did not step down from his previous position specifically for the new job, but he always intended to retire early and pursue a second career. “One of the good things about government service is you can retire at a relatively young age and do a second career,” Scott said. “That was my goal years ago, to do 20 or 25 years of service regardless of whether I was the chief or not, and then work on a second career. A lot of people in the military or police and fire do that. It wasn’t just me leaving to take this job.” Training was a big part of his job as chief, and he is glad he will get to continue this work in his new position, he said. “I’ve always had a keen interest in training, and getting people ready for the level, working with the younger officers trying to set an example,” he said. “I look forward to continuing that. I did that at Morgantown and obviously I want to continue that
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Residents question Council on Marcellus Shale resolution By Devon Unger Staff writer
Residents and energy-industry representatives packed Morgantown City Council chambers to discuss Marcellus Shale drilling in West Virginia during Tuesday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. The council is preparing a resolution that would recommend the state to put a moratorium on the approval of permits to drill for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, in West Virginia’s Marcellus Shale until legislation is passed to regulate the process. The fracking process uses fluids pumped into a well deep underground to create fractures in the rock, allowing for the extraction of natural gas. The resolution also asks the state legislature to hold a special session to address this issue. Some residents representing environmental groups in the area said they supported council’s resolution because of the possible environmental im-
pacts from the process. West Virginia House of Delegates Representative Barbara Fleischauer also spoke to Council in support of the resolution. “We have a big problem in our state with the regulation, and we worked very, very hard to get the regulation passed that would be more modern and would allow us to monitor the Marcellus fracking, which is very different from traditional drilling,” Fleischauer said. She said the economic impact of such drilling cannot be denied and that the moratorium would only be for the issuance of new permits and would not affect the 900 permits already issued. Currently the state Department of Environmental Protection has only 15 inspectors to monitor the wells, and there are numerous environmental concerns associated that should be addressed with legislation. Water contamination was a major concern for those in
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SPRING FOOTBALL BEGINS The West Virginia football team opens spring practice today with new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen and a healthy quarterback, Geno Smith. SPORTS PAGE 3
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Continued from page 1 Master Mines,” focuses not on large corporate mines, but a much smaller company called Cobalt Coal, located in McDowell County. Cobalt Coal CEO Mike Crowder and President Tom Roberts used their life savings to launch the operation and hire 35 miners, who comprise the cast of the show, along with Crowder and Roberts, working in day and night shifts. Eric Lange, head of the film crew, said he and his team underwent 80 hours of training to become certified as apprentice miners so they could go underground to film. According to Lange, his
Continued from page 1 at WVU.” Roberts said Scott’s close ties to the community and the University will make the transition easier, and his experience managing investigations was one of the primary reasons he was chosen for the job. “The real plus is that Phil ran the detectives unit for Morgantown for four years before becoming chief. So he has a lot of experience managing and supervising detective which I think will really benefit us,” said Roberts. “Obviously, knowing
crew was 550 feet underground while shooting the episodes but more miners worked even farther. Five hundred and fifty feet underground was the maximum depth crews were able to film. “They were 1,300 feet down the mountain,” Lange said. He said he praised the openness and friendliness of the miners and their families off camera. “People are going to see it and they won’t understand. They’re a different breed of men,” he said. Jerry “Wildman” Edwards, a featured coal miner on the show, said he is proud to represent West Virginia. “We try to make ’em proud and present it as it is,” he said. “Every time you see somebody
get mad or make a joke, it’s the real thing. From the beginning I told them we’re not actors.” Christopher Kelenko, a resident of Morgantown, said he thought the show was “fantastic.” “The show focused on coal extracted for steel production, not just energy,” Kelenko said. “The southern coal fields support the economy in the Northern Panhandle. These are guys doing it.” Parsons said he was confident in the show’s potential for success and an insight to the hard and dangerous work coal miners do every day. “What matters is we stop and pay tribute to the miners. It’s what binds us as West Virginians,” Parsons said.
the community, the campus and the other agencies, and the people inside those, is going to be a benefit.” Scott said he has worked with the University for many reasons, and he expects to make a smooth transition into his new role. “I worked here with the University on several difference fronts, not only with DPS (WVU Police), but athletics, social justice and the administration of the University on different things over the years,” he said. “It’s easy when you know people and know what to expect. I think that will be a plus.” Scott said he is not sure how
long he wants to stay at WVU. That will depend on how things go once he begins to work, he said. “I’d like to be there a while, but I guess it’s gonna be kind of two-fold. If I do a good job, I hope they like what I do, and would want me to stay, and I hope I’m going to like it enough that I want to stay. So it’s kind of a wait-and-see,” he said. Roberts said a salary for the position has not been determined. Fourteen candidates applied for the position and a search committee narrowed the pool to two finalists.
CHICK-FIL-A were anticipated and are expected to die down after some time has passed. “We knew there would be lines today,” Friend said. “There are a lot of first-shift people working today.” Friend said the Mountainlair incorporates different dining options. He said Burger King covers the burger options, while Quiznos covers the sub options, and Chick-fil-A covers the chicken options. Chick-fil-A was chosen to be added to the Mountainlair Food Court in August 2010 due to a web-based survey, in which more than 9,000 students responded, Friend said. The restaurant was in the top-3 desired restaurants for campus. email@example.com
Continued from page 1 called into question. Brummage cited meeting with Provost Michele Wheatly earlier this month to create regular meetings with SGA. The meeting was the first time an SGA representative has met with the provost this year, Brummage said. “Over my years of experience, I’ve learned that administrators will say one thing to your face to make you happy and behind closed doors do something else,” he said. Bailey retorted by saying it was not hard to meet with administration because he and Callaghan had met with many of them during the past two weeks. He said they met with Wheatly, who said she had never heard of Brummage before she read a news article about him. She was the one who initiated the meeting between them, Bailey said. Candidates also took opportunities to introduce themselves and announce what they would accomplish. Both sets of candidates agreed reducing educational costs was the most important issue facing students. “We are dedicated to keeping costs low for students in a variety of ways,” said Bailey. Cutting costs is one of the Pirate Party’s major platforms, Brummage said. Both parties said their administrations would work to lower tuition fees, student
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Continued from page 1 favor of the resolution, and several anecdotes were provided relating to contamination from fracking. “I have talked to people who have gotten sick, who are very concerned that their animals have died. I would feel a lot more comfortable with more than 15 inspectors,” Fleischauer said. “There are lots and lots of issues related to Marcellus drilling, and I think they are all solvable.” Stacey Brodak, director of corporate development for Chesapeake Energy, said there is a lot of misinformation regarding the impact of drilling, and the economic benefits outweigh this impact if drilling is
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Students listen while Student Government Association candidates debate in the Blue and Gold Ballroom in Lyon Tower Tuesday evening. costs and textbook prices. Brummage highlighted his involvement in the current SGA administration and listed his accomplishments from the past years. These included securing new parking machines for the Mountainlair parking lot, renovations to the Mountainlair, his involvement with the SGA subsidiary group Student Advocates for Legislative Advancement and having been the first member of SGA to hold a meeting with the provost. “Ask anyone who knows me well, and they will say I put SGA before myself,” he said. If elected, Brummage said his administration would work on improving communication and strengthening relationships between SGA and University administrators.
Bailey said the leadership style of his administration would be based upon, quick decisions based on instinct. He had chosen to run for president of SGA to give back to the University that had given so much to him. “I will continue giving back to all students who are just like me,” Bailey said. Callaghan said she had gained valuable leadership experience serving with the current administration. She cited her involvement with such programs as MountieRide, a car pool for students specifically those who have been drinking, and helping to organize an SGA forum on Greek life earlier in the semester. “I know for a fact that I have done more for Greek life than my opponents,” she said.
done responsibly. “The economics don’t matter if it’s not done responsibly,” Brodak said. “The industry worked with the DEP and the legislature on a comprehensive modernization of drilling regulations, and although lawmakers were unable to come to a resolution we are confident action will be taken.” Brodak urged council to let the legislative process take it’s course and said the lack of legislation does not affect the DEP’s power to regulate drilling. She also cited a study by New York state which found no evidence of a link between fracking and groundwater contamination. Duane Nichols, co-chair of the Monongahela Area Watersheds Compact, said the impact of fracking on groundwater is undeniable, and the process
has already been detrimental to water quality in other parts of the state. “The Monongahela River is already in crisis condition,” he said. “In Preston County we have approximately 50 sites that have been permitted, and that’s going to affect the Cheat River. We have a vested interest in providing drinking water to the citizens, to the students of West Virginia University.” Nichols said total dissolved solids in the Mon River currently average around 270 parts per million, and in months with little rainfall this rises to 500 ppm. He said if fracking is allowed on the Mon River watershed, the average would be 400 to 500 parts per million.
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The newly opened Chick-fil-A attracts many customers on its second day of operation in the Mountainlair.
Students wait in line at Chick-fil-A Tuesday afternoon in the Mountainlair.
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W.Va. elevates state veterans’ office to Cabinet agency CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Count West Virginia’s last living Medal of Honor recipient among those welcoming a Cabinet-level office devoted to the state’s veterans. Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, awarded the nation’s highest military honor for actions during World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, was on hand Tuesday when Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed legislation creating the Department of Veterans’ Assistance.
Tomblin approved the bill following a Culture Center ceremony, attended by hundreds of active and retired armed services members, honoring West Virginians who have served. The Cabinet office will succeed the Division of Veteran’s Affairs, part of the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. A retired Marine, Williams said veterans have lobbied for years to elevate the agency’s status. He credited Tomblin for including the issue
in his legislative agenda during the recently completed regular session. West Virginia has the nation’s 9th-largest percentage of veterans in its population, according to 2010 figures.
CORRECTION Due to a reporting error in Monday’s edition of The Daily Athenaeum, it was incorrectly stated Student Government Association elections will be held April 6 through April 7. The elections will actually be held April 5 through April 7 and will be available on MIX. It was also wrongly stated that Fusion Party governor candidate Caroline Sprenger said students should do community service for parking tickets in stead of paying for them. It was actually Jessie Petitt’s idea. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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The West Virginia football team kicks off spring practice today. But, this isn’t just your normal spring for this team. This year is probably one of the most anticipated spring practice seasons in recent memory with the new-look offense new coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen has brought with him to Morgantown. With a lot of attention being paid to the practices this spring, obviously there are a few questions a lot of Mountaineer faithful will want to see answered throughout the next couple of weeks. How healthy is Geno Smith? When it was revealed last year in the Champs Sports Bowl that WVU quarterback Geno Smith was expected to undergo foot surgery in the offseason, it was news that worried a lot of people. After all, it would be the second season in a row the junior signal caller would miss spring ball. But, the biggest concern that came with the news of Smith’s surgery and uncertain status in the spring came out about a week prior to the team’s bowl game: that Holgorsen would be joining the staff and bringing his offense to Mountaineer Field. If Smith missed spring this year, he wouldn’t just be missing practice like he did last season. He would be behind learning the new offense that he will be running this season. Fortunately for the team, Smith said earlier this month he will be able to participate fully when they begin practice.
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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith prepares to run out of the tunnel before the Mountaineers’ game against Rutgers on Dec. 4.
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West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith met his new coach Dana Holgorsen back in January over Winter Break. Smith, who had just come off a 24-7 loss to N.C. State in the Champs Sports Bowl and was about to have a third foot surgery since his time at WVU, was a bit hesitant about change. Smith said Holgorsen told him he “needed to go to class” and “needed to come out here and work hard” during the quick 30-minute conversation at Smith’s old high school. “I really like the fact that he’s an up-front guy. He doesn’t sugar-coat things. He didn’t come in boasting about his numbers or anything like that,” Smith said. “He just said
West Virginia falls to Morehead State, 6-5 sports writer
The West Virginia baseball team struggled offensively in a 6-5 loss to Morehead State at Appalachian Power Park on Tuesday. The Mountaineers were held to five hits in the loss, while starting pitcher Marshall Thompson allowed three runs on eight hits in his 5.1 innings pitched. Right-hander Corey Walter, who surrendered three runs in two innings pitched, replaced the left-handed Thompson. West Virginia was unable to rally in the ninth, despite Matt Malloy reaching second after being walked. “Our pitchers didn’t pitch too bad,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. “We just got out hit 12 to five. If we were able to score some more runs our pitchers would have been OK.” The Mountaineers (16-11) were able to get after Morehead State’s starting pitcher, Noah Smallwood, scoring five runs in his 6.1 innings pitched. After Smallwood’s departure, West Virginia was held to only one hit. Van Zant said he was impressed with Smallwood’s stuff, and felt the difference
in the one-run game was the Mountaineers allowing five walks compared to the two the Eagles gave up. “Their pitcher really impressed me,” Van Zant said. “He kept his walks down and had some great stuff. He really kept our hitters off balance.” West Virginia’s offense wasn’t the team’s only problem. While Van Zant felt the pitchers, three of which were freshmen, did an adequate job, he said there were a few costly errors and a lack of focus, which made the difference in the close game. The team allowed four errors, and only three of their five runs were earned. “We didn’t execute well,” Van Zant said. “With all sports, especially in baseball the team that executes better is going to win. Morehead State played good ball, we had a couple errors and didn’t play the way we needed to get the win.” Freshman Josh Harlow and junior Josh McCauley came in relief and kept the Eagles in check, combining for 1.2 innings of no-hit ball. Morehead State’s bullpen was equally impressive, combining for 2.2 innings with only one hit for the
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Athey and Paul Millard. “He’s quiet but aware of his surroundings and what being quarterback is all about. He has tremendous leadership,” Holgorsen said of his projected starting quarterback. “You can see people gravitate toward him, and he wins football games.” Smith, who is even being touted as a darkhorse Heisman Trophy candidate in 2011, has spent much of the offseason alongside Holgorsen learning the new offense. Smith admitted the new system isn’t difficult. In fact, Holgorsen said it will only take three days of spring practice to install the offense. After those three days, the offense will revisit the plays it learned and develop those
1) How quick will Holgorsen’s offense begin to look like Holgorsen’s offense? Implementing an offensive scheme is rarely easy at any level, but Holgorsen said he’s rarely had troubles installing his offense. Typically, he said, it takes three days to fully install, although the team’s chemistry and timing will be the main factor to when the offense begins to click. “This offense isn’t hard to learn, it’s not hard to grasp, and it’s not hard to retain,” Holgorsen said. “But, that doesn’t make you good.” Additionally, the offensive staff has the obstacle of dealing with a banged-up quarterback after starter Geno Smith had offseason foot surgery, as well as two starters missing from the offensive line. Working in the team’s favor, though, is the fact that all but newly hired wide receivers coach Daron Roberts have been an offensive coordinator in a system similar to the one WVU will run this season. 2) Which backup quarterback will set himself apart in spring camp? The backup quarterback position is likely the biggest worry for Holgorsen and his staff after the transfers of Jeremy Johnson and Barry Brunetti left the Mountaineers with just one scholarship quarterback. Freshmen Brian Athey and Paul Millard are both on campus and will participate in spring drills. Both are completely different style quarterbacks with completely different high school backgrounds. Millard, who was one of the
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that we have to work hard, and that’s something that we as players like.” While it will be Holgorsen’s first season at West Virginia after coming from Oklahoma State in the offseason, it will be a first for Smith, as well. Despite being a junior in 2011, Smith hasn’t fully participated in a spring practice yet at WVU. He didn’t join the team until fall practice as a freshman and wore a green, no-contact jersey for spring practice as a sophomore, participating in only pass skeleton drills. Smith wasn’t sure whether he would be able to participate completely in this year’s spring practice following the end of last season, as he was about to have another foot surgery. “He needs to rep. I haven’t been anywhere where we
haven’t repped three quarterbacks in the spring,” Holgorsen said. It seems surgery was effective, and Smith was sure in late February he would be full-go come today when WVU opens practice. “It’s kind of strange. It’s my junior year, but it will be my first spring participating fully,” Smith said. “I’m always up for it. I’m ready to play.” This season will be crucial, not just for Smith but for West Virginia’s offense. The Mountaineers must spend much of this spring learning a new offense, and they will do so without a veteran at the running back position for the first time since 2005. WVU will have Smith, who is the team’s first two-year starter since Pat White left in 2008. He will have to beat out a pair of freshmen, Brian
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Negative attacks show poor leadership President and vice president candidates for the upcoming Student Government Association elections had the opportunity Tuesday night to persuade voters as to who is best fit to lead, but the debate instead turned to personal attacks. Two tickets running for SGA participated in the debate, which was held in the Blue and Gold Ballroom in Lyon Tower. The Fusion Party is led by presidential candidate Gov. Jason Bailey and vice presidential candidate Gov. Megan Callaghan. The Pirate Party’s presidential candidate is Chief-ofStaff Daniel Brummage and vice presidential candidate Gov. Joe Harmon.
Momentum gained by the Fusion Party during Tuesday’s Board of Governors debate was slowed by the negative approach presented by both sides of the debate. This kind of mutual disrespect is not what the student body looks for in leadership. The goal of the candidates should be to convince students of their qualifications, not to point out the shortcomings of the competition. The evening began with a discourteous crowd of Pirate Party supporters and candidates booing Bailey and Callaghan as they appeared on the stage, which only fueled the low-blow remarks offered by
the candidates of both parties. Brummage initiated the introductions, which were poorly executed, and left his runningmate very little time on the microphone. On the other hand, Bailey and Callaghan held strong composure and addressed the enthusiastic crowd in a prepared and professional manner. But, both parties’ momentum was soon halted by the unexpected question of Harmon and Callaghan’s relationship status. Both vice president candidates of the separate tickets assured the crowd their personal lives would not affect their duties. While this could be a con-
cern among the voters, other attacks on the Fusion Party were irrelevant and rude. For instance, after Bailey said he chose not to attend law school and to stay at West Virginia University, Brummage said it was only because he couldn’t get in to law school. Bailey claimed that he has not even applied to any law schools. Attacks such as this are not pertinent to the issues concerning SGA or the student body. The Pirate Party was counterproductive by taking such a negative approach. The Fusion Party also was hurt by responding to such idiocy. Other rebuttals between the two tickets were childish and
inappropriate for the setting. The candidates were back and forth, arguing who spoke with more administrators and who had the best relationships with them. In the end, the candidates didn’t sway many votes in the room. The crowd was mostly rude and influenced the verbal attacks. If they want to promote a promising SGA administration, both tickets need to step up their game. Personal attacks are not the leadership that the WVU community needs – it needs leaders who care about the students.
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By now, everyone and their mothers have heard of Rebecca Black. She exploded onto the internet two weeks ago with her song “Friday” and its accompanying video. Many have already dubbed it the worst pop song of all time and for good reason. Black’s voice sounds like a demon straight out of auto-tune hell. The lyrics include such poetic gems as, “Yesterday was Thursday, Thursday. Today is Friday, Friday,” and the video seems like a cheesy parody of itself. Black’s breakout success represents everything that is wrong with the modern recording industry. Oh, and don’t forget the awkwardly placed rap portion in the middle with a guy talking about swerving around school buses. Who is this guy, and isn’t he a bit old to be going to parties with 13-year-olds? He has a moustache. The song’s become a viral car crash – awful to listen to but impossible to turn away from. It’s garnered 61 million views (and counting) on YouTube, 37,000 downloads on iTunes and has already been covered by the Jonas Brothers.
It’s also baffled the music media, leaving some to wonder if it was all actually some kind of Borat-esque joke criticizing the recording industry itself. Rolling Stone called it “an unintentional parody of modern pop,” while Time magazine deemed it “a whole new level of bad.” Other criticisms weren’t so polite – one YouTube comment urged Black to “go cut yourself and die.” Ouch, that’s painful to hear. Then again, though, so is the song. Black has taken a lot of criticism from, well, practically everybody over the song, and while some of it might be deserved, a lot of it seems misdirected. For instance, she didn’t write the song. In fact, she had very little to do with its final outcome at all. Most of that is the result of Ark Music Factory, a record label of sorts, which Black’s mother paid $2,000 in exchange for the recording and video of one of two songs. Black chose “Friday” because, as she told The Daily Beast, “The other song was about adult love – I haven’t experienced that yet.” She talked about the background of the song on “Good Morning America,” where, far from the anti-Christ of music some have pinned her as, she actually comes off as a sweet kid only in a little over her head. When one critic complained, “I hate her voice. It’s going to be stuck in my head forever,” Black
responded with a childish grin. “Well, I think that’s an accomplishment, you know?” she said. “Even if someone doesn’t like it, it’s still stuck in their head. That’s the point of it, a catchy song.” If anyone deserves criticism for this whole debacle, it’s Black’s mother and the producers. Anyone who would pay $2,000 for her daughter to have a record deal should have her head checked. And any songwriter who would write a song about whether to sit in the front or backseat should have his or her fingers chopped off to protect the world from anymore aural assaults. Black has learned a few important lessons from her 15 minutes of fame – lessons all of us in our look-at-me culture would be wise to heed. For one, when out for the public to see, expect some amount of criticism in return. This is especially true in the world of music, in which people’s tastes and views are as personal as religion. That’s part of the reason for the ferociousness of the backlash. Music is an intimate thing for many people. Right or wrong, they take music this bad as a personal insult. For them, “Friday” sums up everything wrong with today’s music industry in a single, fourminute sample. An even broader lesson,
Rebecca Black in her music video ‘Friday’, which has claimed much Internet success. though, is this – when we seek out fame, sometimes we find it, but not for the reasons we want. It’s a lesson many reality TV stars have learned the hard way: It’s easier to become famous for something bad than something good. In the quest for stardom, overnight popularity is more often found with infamy than
dignity. Luckily for Black, the Internet has the attention span of a hyperactive 12-year-old on a sugar high. Things are forgotten as quickly as they blow up, so Black will fade away pretty soon, which is probably best if she ever wants to be a serious singer. Maybe she can try again in
a few years, this time with decent producers and a song that doesn’t involve singing the days of the week. Until then, she should probably just laugh along with the crowd. After all, there’s a certain amount of pride in having sung one of the worst pop songs ever.
Vote the Mario Party: Promising students everything for nothing david ryan A&E editor
Herbert Hoover once declared in his 1928 presidential campaign that if he were to win, Americans would see “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” Ladies and gentlemen, if I am elected to West Virginia University’s Student Government Association, I will match that promise. And then some. In the next few days, you will hear from various candidates running for student office at WVU. You’re going to hear the typical campaign spiel – WVU has
a lot to offer, and I want to give back; transportation is horrible; textbooks; rah rah rah. If you’re thinking SGA and its candidates have become a tired cliche of repetition and vagueness, you’d be right. No longer. Instead, I am launching a completely unofficial, unelectable campaign that I promise will better your life at WVU in this column alone. Firstly, the name of my political party will be called the “Mario Party.” I’m done with pointless and empty names that mean nothing but sound pretty great. “Mario Party,” like SGA, is only playable by a select few, supposedly working together but only with the end result of self satisfaction. I also draw inspiration from
the Mario video game series for an important fix to our transportation system at WVU. We all know about the PRT. WVU says it’s up 99 percent of the time, except when it’s down. I propose, like in “Mario,” we install blast cannons that take us from one campus to another. No more lining up at the PRT – instead simply light up the end, and go free-falling through the air to a conveniently placed cushion. Another area of concern for my party is the walking area in front of the Mountainlair. I’ve read and heard some ideas for this tricky spot, where pedestrians and cars refuse to cooperate. No, I’m not going to put in a traffic light, nor am I going to agree with plans to put in a tunnel. I’m not even going to edu-
cate people about sharing the roads. Instead, I propose a zip line. Think about it – no more stopping and starting, no more reallife versions of “Frogger.” Instead, zoom over vehicles and act like you’re a flying fox. Also, I’m tired of not having enough bus routes when I’m out having a good time. It’s completely unreasonable for me to want to have the foresight to call a taxi or have a designated driver. Instead, my party will push for WVU to provide constant, round-the-clock bus services. While we’re at it, my party wants WVU to provide services for every student vice and excess. College is about learning to be a fully functional adult in the real world, but not when it comes to having a good time.
I mean, my party has never suffered the financial misfortune of having to ride a bus, but I can imagine it’s pretty unreliable. While we’re at it, I want screens at every bus stop telling me when the bus is due. Using mathematics to figure out the difference between the time provided on the paper sheets and on a watch is an outdated notion in a technological world. My party also promises to “work” on issues like parking, book fees, whatever “sustainability” means and, uh, traditions. Granted, my party’s plans seem a little ambitious. I promise everything I have presented here will be accomplished. I assure every WVU student, my party will not support any raise of tuition and fees for these
projects. It is not fair for students to pay for their services. If you think these ideas are ludicrous, then you have never paid attention to an SGA election before. To be fair, my candidacy is based on those who ambitiously promise the world to the students and trail off without accomplishing anything. There are plenty of candidates who do well and genuinely improve the student experience (with $1.5 million for club sports, successful lobbying for a student wellness facility) and those do receive recognition. But for the majority of past, present and future – get ready for some competition. Like Walmart, I price match. Promise the world, I’ll offer the moon. Game on.
Making cuts to the federal budget is cutting America’s future ian magruder daily californian uwire
As a young American, it is nice to hear my leaders say they have my generation’s best interests at heart. In the midst of the ongoing budget battle in Washington, the one point both Democrats and Republicans seem to agree on is that they don’t want to burden future generations of Americans with crushing debt. House Speaker John Boehner recently said, “It is immoral to
bind our children to as leeching and destructive a force as debt.” And Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said, “Our children and grandchildren are counting on us to chart an effective course toward responsible stewardship of the public purse.” But what programs are they proposing to cut to achieve this end? While I appreciate their solicitude, I am concerned America’s leaders are jeopardizing my generation’s future in the name of fiscal austerity. The budget passed by House Republicans included a $5.7 billion cut to the Pell Grant Program, a nearly $900 million cut to the Office of Science budget,
more than $1 billion cut to Head Start and severe cuts to dozens of other educational programs. The Democratic-controlled Senate may reject some of these cuts, but the desire to make large spending cuts with little regard for their long-term impact is strong on both sides in Washington. While Congress considers cutting education, America’s businesses are projecting an increased demand for a more educated workforce. According to a recent report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, our colleges and universities will have to in-
crease the number of degrees they confer by 10 percent annually, through 2018, in order to meet demand. Education is nearly a requirement in some of our nation’s fastest-growing industries, such as information services, professional and business services and health care, in which 75 to 90 percent of workers have at least some higher education. The bottom line is America should be spending more on education, not less. Can we afford to increase spending on anything given the massive federal budget deficit? I would argue we can’t afford not to. Investments in education are
just that, investments that yield high returns. A dollar spent on an effective educational program yields significantly more than its cost through future increased economic output. The rest of the world knows this, which is why China and India have both dramatically increased the amount of money they spend on educational programs. Let’s be clear about the debate over the deficit. In the short-term, America’s economy will function normally, regardless of whether we operate with a large budget deficit or a small one, so the entire argument is over what is in our na-
tion’s long-term best interest. Will America really be better off with balanced budgets in 20 years if our workforce is less educated and ill-prepared for the global economy of the 21st century? President Obama has called for new national priorities based on “winning the future,” but most members of Congress seem more intent on cutting the future. If leaders in Washington truly want to advocate for my generation’s best interests, they should spend less time pinching pennies and more time making the investments necessary to build a stronger America.
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biggest holes left by people leaving can be found in the secondary. With Robert Sands declaring for the NFL draft and Brandon Hogan and Sidney Glover gone, the Mountaineers are left with just two starters left from last season’s defensive backfield. Granted, those two starters are Keith Tandy and Terence Garvin, and both of them emerged as two of the best players at their positions in the Big East. Whoever will be accompanying them this season either won’t have a lot of experience or hasn’t proven himself as starters.
Actually having Smith on the field when the Mountaineers open up practice is going to be a great benefit for this team. Obviously, it’s never a bad thing when your starting quarterback is able is practice with the team in the spring, especially when it comes to learning a new offensive scheme like WVU will be doing this year. Exactly how healthy Smith is and how much he’ll be able to do – especially in the first week or so – is something we won’t know until we see him What players will emerge on the field, but it will definitely be the biggest thing to in the spring? It seems like every season watch for this spring. there are a couple of playWhat will the defense look ers who weren’t really used like? a whole lot the previous year While a lot of the head- and then have a great spring lines in the offseason have re- season and eventually go on volved around the West Vir- to have a breakout season in ginia coaching situation and the fall. the implementation of the This year will probably be new offense, there’s one fac- no different, especially with tor that could be even more the new offensive scheme that interesting and could have will be put in. an even larger impact on how In this “air raid” style ofmuch success the Mountain- fense Holgorsen and his staff are bringing with them, it’s eers will have this season. After losing seven starters pretty easy to expect that one from last year’s unit that was of those players to experience ranked in the top five in the that breakout in the spring country in nearly every cat- will be somebody associated egory, defensive coordinator with the passing game in one Jeff Casteel and his staff will form or another. have to use this spring to find During Holgorsen’s stints out which players should be at Texas Tech and Oklahoma placed where and who will be State, he coached two of the best suited to take the place most explosive wide receivers of some of the best defensive in recent college football hisplayers this school has seen. tory in Michael Crabtree and Of course, everybody Justin Blackmon. knows Bruce Irvin will be one Both of them were 6-foot-1 player who will be the benefi- and close to 200 pounds when ciary of an increased role. But they played in college. what isn’t yet known for sure That’s about the same size is how much of an increased as sophomore wide receiver Ivan McCartney. role he will have. More than likely he’ll take Although he recorded just over at defensive end for one catch in his freshman Scooter Berry and will be year, McCartney has a lot of more of an every-down player potential and, like Crabtree as opposed to last season and Blackmon, he has a lot of when he was used primarily athleticism and could be that in passing situations. guy who has a huge year in the While there are spots that Mountaineers’ new offense. need to be filled on the line and with the linebackers, the firstname.lastname@example.org
Continued from page 3 into different formations. In total, WVU’s offense will go through the offense four times this spring, Holgorsen said. “It will start very basic. We have a simple pass play that we can do out of eight formations. You put it in one way, and then you put in a different formation or variation with it the next time,” he said. “We install in thirds and just keep reviewing it. You hit everything four times.”
At the end of spring practice, Holgorsen will have a better idea of what to do with the offense for next season. “We’ll have a better idea of who can do what and maybe be able to move some positions around. Maybe move a guy from here to there,” he said. “At that point, you take all the film from spring and you break it up into cutups and make notes on what we feel we need to do better. Then they’ve got to do a lot of voluntary stuff. They’ve got to go out and work on it.” email@example.com
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QUESTIONABLE CALLS What are you most excited for during spring football? BY TONY DOBIES
BY BRIAN GAWTHROP
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The West Virginia football team is going to look a lot different starting today. With new offensive coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen taking over this morning, it’s likely the Mountaineer offense will take a completely different turn. What I’m most looking forward to this spring, like most Mountaineer fans I’m sure, is how the offense develops this season. These new assistant coaches, running backs coach Robert Gillespie, inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson, offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh and newly hired wide receivers coach Daron Roberts, will likely bring a completely different style to the Caperton Indoor Facility and Milan Puskar Stadium over the next month. Holgorsen will bring an uptempo, no-huddle style of offense that will be a significant change from what WVU’s offense had become under former offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen. According to Holgorsen, the offense can be installed in just three days. If that’s true, it will give the Mountaineers a bunch of time to learn the system in time for the Gold-Blue Spring Game. That should allow for fans to see what is likely to come next season. This spring will be important to allow the players to understand the offense and how it works. The key to the team’s success in the fall might be predicated by what it does this spring. But, what may be more important is how the team takes what it learns during the spring and how it uses that in the summer.
With an offense as exciting as the one Dana Holgorsen implements, there’s plenty to be excited about entering WVU’s first spring camp with Holgorsen in charge of the offense. How fast Holgorsen is able to install that offense will keep the majority of my attention this camp, however. The offensive mastermind says the scheme is rather simple to implement – he knows as he’s done so three times in the past six years. He said it’s especially painful because the players truly look forward to installing the high-powered attack. Generally, the process takes three days, although Holgorsen has admitted it could look like a disaster for quite awhile. On one hand, the process could be slowed down since West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is still banged up after offseason foot surgery and two starters on the offensive line are also going to miss camp with injuries. On the other hand, Smith is a bright quarterback and isn’t expected to have any problems picking up the X’s and O’s of the scheme. The rest of the newly hired offensive staff are all experts of the system and have a clear idea of what Holgorsen wants done. It may not be pretty on the offensive side of the ball early for the Mountaineers when camp opens Wednesday. But by the end, the overhaul of WVU’s offense should be complete and on track. After all, that progress is what spring camp is all about.
There are many things to look forward to during spring football this year, unlike in years past. How will players on the offensive side of the ball pick up new offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen’s offense? Will the defense be able to find replacements for the players it lost after last season to either the NFL draft or graduation? Will the depth at receiver, or lack thereof, present a problem in Holgorsen’s new offense? Will players that were either role players last season or did not see action last season be able to step and be playmakers? These are all valid questions, and there are many more that could be asked, but there is one that intrigues me to no end. How will head coach Bill Stewart handle spring ball? Although Stewart will deny that he is a lame duck coach, he is. Stewart has had no control over the offensive side of the ball since Holgorsen and his staff were brought in last December. The defensive side of the ball is something Stewart has no control over either, as defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel was given full autonomy of that unit. Up until Monday afternoon, it appeared Stewart would be heavily involved in the special teams, but the hiring of Daron Roberts as special teams guru seems to leave Stewart with little responsibility. It will be interesting to see how the dynamic plays out between Stewart and his players since it appears he’s simply going be a figure head for the program.
There are a lot of things to be excited about this spring. But, for me, I’m the most excited to see how well the players who will be taking over for the departed starters on defense will adjust to their increased roles this season. After losing seven starters from last year’s defense, the Mountaineers will not only be in need of finding the talent to replace the likes of Chris Neild, J.T. Thomas and Robert Sands, but the defensive coaching staff will also have the daunting task of finding which players will be able to assume roles as leaders on this season’s team. More than likely, that leadership will come from players like Julian Miller, Keith Tandy and Terence Garvin who had great campaigns in 2010. But, still, it will be interesting to see if any of the players who didn’t have a big role last season can help out and become bigger leaders this year. Bigger contributions will be asked to come from senior defensive end Bruce Irvin, who showed he could be a force in the pass rush and will be looked at as more of an everydown player this year. While we know how well some of them will be based off of how they looked last year, it will be interesting to see how players like Doug Rigg, Pat Miller, Josh Taylor and Brodrick Jenkins will adjust to a bigger role in the defense. Will they be ranked in the top five nationally this year? Maybe not. But one thing is for sure, the new names on defense will definitely be something to watch during spring practice.
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one community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-9832823, ext. 104 or e-mail bigs4kids@ yahoo.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or e-mail email@example.com. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year, and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or e-mail MCLV2@comcast.net. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an all-volunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/ neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, go to www.m-snap.org. THE CONDOM CARAVAN will be in Room G304 of the Health Sciences Center on Mondays and the Mountainlair on Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents or five for $1. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP is an interdenominational student-led organization that meets weekly on campus. Everyone is welcome to attend events. For more information, e-mail Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the IVCF website at www.wvuiv.org.edu. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, e-mail amy.keesee@mail. wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. Mpowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. THE MORGANTOWN FUN FACTORY, a nonprofit organization, is looking for volunteers to work at the Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia. For more information, go to www.thefunfactory.org or email CDMofWV@gmail.com. CHRISTIAN HELP, a nonprofit that offers free resources to the less fortunate, is in need of volunteers to assist with its programs. For more information, call 304-296-0221.
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West Virginia head coach Mike Carey instructs two of his seniors Madina Ali, 44, and Vanessa House, 12, during a game this season.
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Carey excited for new era next year By John Terry Multimedia Editor
The West Virginia women’s basketball team’s loss to Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament didn’t just end its season. It also ended an era. The Mountaineers will graduate five seniors from this year’s team and will return just 33 percent of their scoring next year. “You’re losing five seniors that have been very successful and have done a great job at WVU,” said West Virginia head coach Mike Carey. “We have to form a new identity and decide what the next team is going to be. It’s exciting.” Senior guard Liz Repella, who has said she would like to play in the WNBA, finished her West Virginia career with a season-high 29 points against Baylor. The Steubenville, Ohio, native ended her career ranked No. 7 on the all-time scoring list with 1,641 points.
Point guard Sarah Miles, the only other graduating senior who has been at West Virginia for four years, ended her career ranked eighth in the alltime records with 422 assists. Forwards Madina Ali and Korinne Campbell and guard Vanessa House are the other three seniors, all of whom will graduate after transferring to West Virginia after starting their collegiate careers at other schools. “All five of our seniors will be successful whether it’s in basketball or out in the workforce, because they’re good people,” Carey said. “I know some of them want to go and play basketball. Do I think they can do it? Absolutely.” The group of five has won 96 games in its four years, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Despite a disappointing end of the season this year, the team saw its highest ranking in school history when it was ranked No. 6 after a 16-0 start. Last year, the Mountaineers went a perfect 17-0 at
home, while setting a singleseason record of wins with 29. Carey said aside from the success on the court, it’s the success off the court that will make the senior class memorable to him. “They’ll always have a home here,” Carey said. “They’ve been such role models on and off the court.” The 10th-year head coach doesn’t think his team will miss a beat next year, though, despite losing the five seniors. This year, three freshmen – Jessica Harlee, Brooke Hampton and Taylor Palmer – all received considerable playing time and got to experience the rigors of the Big East Conference. Hampton filled in for the injured Miles and started nine games this season, but she appeared in 33. She started off her career with a season total of 65 assists to just 27 turnovers and led the team with a 43 percent 3-point field goal percentage. Harlee and Palmer ap-
peared in 32 games and 31 games, respectively. Coupled with a strong incoming recruiting class, Carey thinks it will be an exciting year. “The summer after the freshman year is always the biggest summer,” Carey said. “The most improvement is from year one to year two, because they know what it takes to get to the right level.” Because of the younger team, Carey said it will take more effort by the coaching staff in order to mold a successful team. “It’s going to be a lot of instruction, a lot of skill teaching, a lot of individual stuff. It’s going to be a learning process,” Carey said. “The (outgoing seniors) set a bar for this program. “We want to be a top-20 program; we want to win a National Championship; we want to finish high in the Big East – that’s the expectation of this program.” email@example.com
5 questions heading into 2011-12 1. Who will lead the team? Losing co-captains Madina Ali and Liz Repella will leave a huge hole that may be hard to fill. The tandem has been together for three years and are two of six departing seniors. With just one junior, rarely used Natalie Burton, a handful of sophomores have a chance to build on their initial experience and fill some big shoes. 2. How will Christal Caldwell mesh in the system? The third Southeastern Conference transfer in two years had to sit out a year due to NCAA regulations. Coming over from Florida, Caldwell has observed every game from the bench this season. Her play has seemed to resemble that of former point guard Sarah Miles, although she will probably be used as a two guard. Caldwell is fast and plays up tempo and should sustain the offense at a quick pace. 3. Can the defense remain the team’s strong suit? Finishing the season with a top-10 ranking in scoring defense, the Mountaineers reeked havoc for opponents all year. For five straight weeks in the beginning of the season, WVU was top in the nation in that category. The tight man-to-man defense wasn’t always working, though. Many Big East teams took advantage of it with back door cuts, which led to many baskets. It will be interesting to see if the Mountaineers will make adjustments on that end. 4. Will the scoring woes ever let up? Averaging 61.4 points, eighth in the conference, the Mountaineers had trouble shooting the ball. Some players, such as freshmen guards Taylor Palmer and Brooke Hampton, have shown they can hit the deep ball when they aren’t afraid to shoot it. Inside, centers Ayana Dunning and Asya Bussie need to make their presence felt and become go-to sources for points in the paint. 5. Will the fans return? Many sources from within the Athletic Department and around Morgantown made big pushes for an increase in attendance. It paid off. An average of 3,103 fans attended 16 home games at the Coliseum this season. Five of those games cracked the top-20 all-time in attendance figures. The fans were treated to a team that was ranked in the top 25 for 18 weeks during the season. With a depleted roster in a rebuilding year, fans may think twice about returning to see the women in 2011-12. 2011-12 projected roster C Natalie Burton - 6-foot-5, senior F Asya Bussie - 6-foot-4, junior F Ayana Dunning - 6-foot-3, redshirt junior G Christal Caldwell - 5-foot-9, redshirt junior F Jessica Harlee - 6-foot-1, sophomore G Brooke Hampton - 5-foot-9, sophomore G Taylor Palmer - 5-foot-9, sophomore F Crystal Leary - 6-foot-2, freshman G Akilah Bethel - 6-foot, freshman G Averee Fields - 6-foot, freshman G Linda Stepney - 5-foot-6, freshman Biggest Loss G Liz Repella Repella was the heart and soul of the Mountaineers. Seen as the face of the program, her grit and determination made her one of the best all-around players in program history. Her ability to hit deep, clutch shots was unmatched. The playmaker type, like Repella, is not on this team for the upcoming season. Player to Watch G Linda Stepney Standing at just 5-foot-6, Stepney’s height may seem like a disadvantage. The freshman from Norfolk, Va., will quickly show it is actually quite the asset. The point guard is a floor general who can take control of the offense with a teammate first: attitude and unparalleled quickness. — Compiled by Matthew Peaslee
Huggins announces Jennings will transfer West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins announced that forward Dan Jennings will transfer. “We appreciate Danny’s contributions to Mountaineer basketball,” Huggins said in a statement. “We wish him the best of luck and will assist him, if asked, in finding a school.” With the majority of the second half to play against South Florida on Jan. 23, Jennings left the Mountaineers’ bench and did not return. “It’s unexcused. Inexcusable,” Huggins said at the time after the game. “He’ll never be seen again, I guess. “The truth of the matter is that he has been a non-entity. Look at his career stats. We did not just lose (forward) Kevin Jones.” Despite not playing on the team following that point,
Jennings continued to be enrolled in classes and will finish out the rest of the semester before transferring to another school. While the New York native has started four games in the 2010-11 season, including the 75-71 loss to Marshall, Jennings only averaged 8.6 min-
utes, 2.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. Jennings’ departure allowed for senior forward Cam Thoroughman to thrive during his final two months on the team as a starter for the Mountaineers. — amd
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WVU men’s volleyball wins conference title BY TONY DOBIES SPORTS EDITOR
The West Virginia club men’s volleyball team took home its first PennsylvaniaOhio Volleyball League Tournament title since 2008 last weekend. The team defeated Waynesburg (Pa.), Indiana (Pa.) and Penn State Behrend on its way to the tournament victory. Now, the team will prepare for the National Collegiate Club
Volleyball Championship in Houston next weekend. “Winning the title means a lot to all of us. This is a major accomplishment considering we are the only school in our league that doesn’t have a men’s high school program in our state,” said sport and exercise psychology major and team member Dustin Galbraith. “We have guys from New Jersey, Long Island, Pennsylvania, California, Wisconsin and Virginia. It’s just
Continued from page 3 nation’s leading passers last season, is the early favorite to earn the spot, but don’t count out Athey just yet. 3) How much, if at all, will Smith’s foot injury limit his progress? For the second straight season, Smith had foot surgery in the offseason and will be limited during spring camp. However, last season Smith already knew and was comfortable with the offense under former offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen. But being limited at all this spring will cost the junior, who statistically compiled one of the best seasons in school history a season ago, even more with the installation of Holgorsen’s new offensive scheme. 4) How will WVU defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel replace Chris Neild? More so than any other player, Neild was the staple at nose tackle that made last year’s top-10 defense so successful. The all-American didn’t rack many eye-popping statistics, but he plugged holes others couldn’t. Finding Neild’s replacement isn’t going to be a simple task for the Mountaineers, and it may be something that won’t be decided until the fall. In the running for the spot is junior Jorge Wright and senior Josh Taylor along with redshirt freshman Trevor Demko. 5) Will big backs Shawne Alston and Ryan Clarke have a role in the new scheme? Clarke was almost guaranteed a conversion on thirddown rushing attempts last season, while Shawne Alston overcame knee problems and developed into a reliable back with the potential to enlarge his role into an everydown back. Both could be in danger of not having a role in Holgorsen’s new offense, as the new offensive coordinator has rarely utilized big backs in his previous offenses. 6) Who will be the leaders
Continued from page 3 Mountaineers. Last night marked the thirdconsecutive year West Virginia has played a game at Power Park. The Mountaineers beat Kentucky 10-7 in 2009, along with Eastern Kentucky 13-11
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West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin celebrates with fans following a Mountaineer win last season. Irvin will be counted on as a leader this year. of this year’s defense? Seven seniors, including four NFL Combine invites, were lost from WVU’s 2010 defense, leaving only defensive end Julian Miller, corner Keith Tandy, safety Terence Garvin and linebacker Najee Goode to pick up the slack. Bruce Irvin will join Miller along the defensive line, while the nose tackle spot is still up in the air. Sophomores Doug Rigg and Branko Busick, along with junior transfer Josh Francis, are expected to help fill in the linebacker holes while senior Casey Vance also should see time. Tandy and Garvin will lead the secondary, while Eain Smith, Pat Miller and Brantwon Bowser will likely also start. Brodrick Jenkins and redshirt freshmen Ishmael Banks and Travis Bell also should see time. 7) Can Irvin develop into an every-down player? Irvin was described as a “hero” by Casteel in early March. If the senior can develop into a every-down player for the Mountaineers, Casteel will sing his praises even more. Irvin finished second in the nation in sacks a year ago, despite mainly only playing on third-down and obvious passing situations. Casteel will be throwing Irvin in full
last season at the Charleston stadium. Despite losing one of its few remaining, non-conference games, Van Zant said the game was a valuable experience for the team, and the opportunity to play at a professional stadium in front of a different group of the West Virginia faithful was an expe-
exciting to win league and hopefully have it carry over into the National Tournament next weekend in Houston.” Forest resources management major Matt Ferragonio, who won tournament MVP last weekend, leads a group Galbraith said isn’t “the biggest team out there, but you won’t find a better team that can out-hustle or out-compete you from start to finish.” Other key members of the squad include chemistry ma-
time this spring in hopes he can improve on those numbers even more. 8) Can Tyler Bitancurt return to form? Bitancurt was nearly a sure thing as a freshman, but he struggled greatly as a sophomore. The Springfield, Va., native made just 10-of-17 field goals last season, finishing the season 0-of-3 including two misses in WVU’s bowl loss to N.C. State. If the Mountaineers look to make noise in the Big East Conference this season, Bitancurt has to return to his old self and become consistent once again. 9) What will be Tavon Austin’s role in the new offensive scheme? Austin broke onto the scene last season and developed into a do-it-all player for the Mountaineers. Now, Holgorsen has a choice to make. Austin caught 58 passes for 787 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver last season but is originally a tailback. Holgorsen has admitted he might play Austin in the backfield, but that largely depends on how incoming freshmen running backs Andrew Buie and Dustin Garrison perform once they enroll at WVU in the fall. 10) How similar will the coaching styles of the new offensive staff be compared to Stewart’s and the defensive staff ’s style? On the field, the differences in coaching philosophies between the two sides of the ball may matter little. But comparing and contrasting the two styles will certainly be an aspect to keep an eye on. Defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel and his staff have always been known to be hard on their players, while Jeff Mullen’s staff last season was more soft spoken unless an occasion forced them to act otherwise. One thing is for sure – Casteel and Holgorsen pride themselves on being efficient with practice time, an aspect WVU head coach Bill Stewart masters. firstname.lastname@example.org
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jor Pat Dayton, multidisciplinary studies major Corey Southern, pre-international studies major Will Cornell and chemistry major Tim Gaydos, but Galbraith admitted all the members of the team contribute toward the team’s success. The team will compete with some of the best club volleyball teams in the country April 7 to 9 to try to win a national championship. That’s easier said than done, Galbraith admits.
“Well it would be easy to say that we should do well, but at the national tournament you will see the best. At this level players will get their kills, blocks and digs, so it all just comes down to who will make the least amount of errors, and that helps our chances,” he said. “To say that we are the best out of the 106 men’s teams going is a bit of a stretch, but I know that doesn’t mean we won’t try and win every game we play.”
Butler players hold up the Southeast Regional Championship Trophy after their NCAA Southeast regional championship game against Butler Saturday, March 26, in New Orleans. Butler won 74-71 to advance to the Final Four.
Howard, Mack lead Butler back to another Final Four INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Howard followed his heart. Shelvin Mack took the best offer he had. So many people thought these two guys could have done better than playing basketball at Butler. Better than three league championships, three straight NCAA tournament appearances and the first Indiana team to make consecutive Final Fours? “Has Matt Howard maximized his four years here?” coach Brad Stevens said. “I don’t think there’s anyone that can doubt that.” Howard and his sidekick have done things most never thought possible at this small Indianapolis school. A year ago, it was the threeheaded monster of Howard, Mack and Gordon Hayward that nearly gave Butler its first national title. When Hayward left early for the NBA, most thought Butler’s heartwarming, underdog story would just fade away. Instead, the Matt & Mack Show has emerged as the hottest late-game act in the NCAA tournament. Howard, the senior forward, hit the buzzer-beating shot to knock off Old Dominion in Butler’s first game, and the free throws to close out the crazy finish against top-seeded Pittsburgh in its second. Mack, the junior shooting guard, has averaged 21.3 points, hit every big shot Howard hasn’t and raised his stock among NBA scouts. Not a bad apprenticeship for a kid who turned down a late scholarship offer from Kentucky. By the time the Wildcats finally woke up to the guy making waves in their own backyard, it was too late. “I didn’t think it was the best offer for me,” said Mack, who admits he’d like a shot to play his hometown team for the national title next week. Or for the one who heard the minions deriding his choice from
the outset. “When I first committed here, there were a lot of people who were not exactly happy that I didn’t go to Indiana or Purdue,” Howard said. “But it’s not always about the name.” The Bulldogs (27-9) have proven that repeatedly over the last two seasons. But the Bulldogs knew what they had in these two right from the start. Howard became an immediate starter as a freshman, a rarity at Butler, and won the league’s top newcomer award in 2008. The next year, he was conference player of the year and is closing out his career with two Final Four trips. In 2009, three more freshmen – Mack, Hayward and Ronald Nored – joined Howard in the starting lineup and all the Bulldogs did was win the Horizon League’s regular-season title and earn an NCAA tournament bid. Experience only upped the ante, and Howard and Mack have responded by taking the Butler program to unprecedented heights. The Bulldogs are now one of three teams to defeat a topseeded team in consecutive years before reaching the Final Four. If they beat Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, Butler will become the seventh team in tourney history to lose a title game one year and return the next. The others: Ohio State, North Carolina, Houston, Michigan, Duke and Kentucky. But as much as everyone wants to label this a two-man show, Howard and Mack are content playing their roles. “I just look at myself as a leader, and my teammates do, too – just being a dude they can count on at crunch time during a game,” Mack said. Nobody, other than Howard, has done that better than Mack. Mack set a school tournament
record with 30 points in the upset of Pitt, barely escaping be the goat after fouling Pitt’s Gilbert Brown with 1.4 seconds to go. Howard bailed him out by drawing a foul and making the winning free throw. Then Mack almost singlehandedly carried the Bulldogs past Florida, scoring 27 points and making the 3-pointer that gave Butler the lead for good with 1:21 left in overtime. What the nation sees in this tandem is a pure shooter and a pesky scrapper. “Matt Howard comes to play every day. You never have to ask if Matt is going to show up today, and he doesn’t care about the credit,” Nored said. “Shelvin’s the same way. We’ve rode them to this point. Without them, this would be a different team.” What the nation hasn’t seen is how these two made this remarkable run possible. Back in February, after losing a third straight game, it was Mack, Howard and guard Zach Hahn who spoke up during a team meeting. Stevens told the players he needed to do a better job coaching. Hahn told the players they needed to do a better job focusing. Mack made it more personal. “After the Youngstown State game, I thought we had a little bit of a big head,” he recalled Monday. “So I started out by telling them everything I was doing wrong, and then told them we all need to play better and get back to playing our roles.” Butler responded with seven straight wins to claim a share of its fifth consecutive regular-season title, two more wins in the conference tourney to earn a fifth consecutive NCAA trip and four more wins in the NCAAs to move within one game of playing for a national championship – again. Even the big school teams couldn’t dream of a better ending.
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‘Cedar Rapids’ a surprisingly deep tale jamie carbone campus calender editor
When I first saw the trailer for Cedar Rapids, I expected a crude comedy comparable to “The Hangover” or “Step Brothers,” mostly because the stars are Ed Helms and John C. Reilly. Yet what I received was an enjoyable fish-out-of-water tale, comparable to films such as “Garden State” and “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” the latter of which will stick with me for years. The focus of the movie is milquetoast insurance salesman Tim Lippe (Helms), a man who has done nothing with his life who, thanks to auto erotic asphyxiation that has gone too far, is being sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for an insurance convention. Here he will represent his company BrownStar Insurance in an attempt to earn the prestigious Two Diamond award for the fourth year in a row. Going to Cedar Rapids is the farthest Lippe will be away from home and with the help of the perverse yet good hearted
Continued from page 12 West Virginia.” “Angel’s Perch” is to be shot this summer and tells the story of Jack, a successful architect living in Pittsburgh who travels to his hometown to move his grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s, into an assisted-care facility after she is found wandering through the neighborhood. The movie is about choosing between the career opportunity of a lifetime and family, while at the same time defining the true meaning of “home” – a term Arbogast feels is the epitome of West Virginia as a state. “You couldn’t set this movie anywhere else. The people from West Virginia have a tie to the state. There’s a pride and an openness there that you just don’t find anywhere else,” Arbogast said. This unique, welcoming vibe Arbogast believes the state offers is something he was able to better appreciate after living in larger, busier cities, and he has motivation to shed a positive light on the state. “It’s the only place I’ve ever been where people drive by and wave to you. There’s an acceptance there and a concern for others. Everyone seems to
Deansey (Reilly), the formal Ronald (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and the attractive Joan (Anne Heche), Tim will discover the kind of man he wants to be. Directed by Miguel Arteta, “Cedar Rapids” is a film that really focuses on its characters. Each of them is given a fully fleshed out personality with a lot of moments and dialogue dedicated to showing the viewers what kind of person they are. Right away, viewers know, while Tim is an adult, he is somewhat of a man child. The reasons for this are made known during the course of the film. While Reilly’s characters’ strongest trait is he is a pervert, viewers also learn he has been through a lot lately, and, when push comes to shove, he is the kind of guy who will help out his friends. Besides Helms and Reilly, both Heche and Whitlock deserve credit for taking stereotypical characters and doing something new with them. Praise is also deserved for supporting characters played Stephen Root, Kurtwood Smith, Sigourney Weaver and Alia Shawkat, each of which play
their parts superbly. “The Daily Show” fans may also get a kick out of a scene shared between former correspondents Helms and Rob Corddry. This film could not have been better cast. The story is also something that is relatable. While not many of us have attended insurance conventions, plenty of us have been taken out of our environment and put into one where we can choose between becoming shut-ins or going out and making new friends. It’s like a film about going to summer camp, but for adults. The only complaint about this movie is there is a dinner scene that kind of drags for a few minutes, even that quickly switches over to important moments of characterization. While some may be disappointed by the fact that this isn’t a frat comedy, others who enjoy a funny yet poignant film need not look further. Just a warning though, you do see Reilly’s ass.
draw this connection to each other,” Arbogast said. “The roots run much deeper there than any place I’ve ever been, and it’s much deeper than blood. While a lot of the world has moved away from that sort of familial nature, that’s something West Virginia has been able to hold onto, and that’s really special.” Sarah Anderson, a third year student in the West Virginia University College of Law, is working as part of the film’s legal team, and said she’s excited about the film’s potential. “I am so excited to be a part of the ‘Angel’s Perch’ film. I think projects like these are important to West Virginia to show all of the beautiful places and people that we have in this state,” Anderson said. “Films are no longer just made in Hollywood, and hopefully this movie will show that we have a lot to offer.” The film’s funding has exceeded expectations, instilling even more faith in Arbogast for the outcome and impact of his film. “With the momentum that we have and the ‘army of angels’ that is rising up to make this film happen, we truly believe there is no way we can fail,” Arbogast said. With six days left of the campaign trail, Arbogast said the team is focused on build-
ing backers and expanding its mailing list. “By pledging just $5 on Kickstarter or joining the mailing list on our website, you’re voicing your support for this film and its message that West Virginia is a place we’re all proud to call home. The more voices we have, the more people will listen. And we want the world to hear us,” Arbogast said. Five percent of all profits will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association of West Virginia. “We want to give as much as we can. With this, we’re able to secure that first step to giving back before we even start filming,” Arbogast said. To make a pledge and to learn more about “Angel’s Perch,” visit www.angelsperch. com.
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Though Matthew McConaughey has played the romantic comedy hero in many films, he shows off his diversified talent as Mick Haller, the witty scumbag lawyerturned-good-guy in “The Lincoln Lawyer.” As a criminal defense attorney who spends time working out of his Lincoln car, Haller worries he won’t be able to recognize innocence if it stands right in front of him. However, his real concern all along should have been recognizing evil. Known for representing lowlifes, criminals and sketchy types, Haller takes on a new case involving a rich Beverly Hills real estate agent, Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who is accused of gruesomely assaulting a woman in her home. Haller thinks he may have actually stumbled upon an
innocent, good-natured client when some of the details of the case end up being strikingly similar to another client he represented years ago. When someone close to Haller dies, the case mysteriously ends, and Haller has no one to turn to while his life, family and his job are all in danger. Haller is forced to use every dirty trick in his book to fight someone who doesn’t play by the rules. The star-studded cast of McConaughey, Phillippe, Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy provide on-par acting that brings the story line to life. With so many twists and turns, it’s difficult for this story to tie up all the loose ends or completely develop every side story. While a few portions of The Lincoln Lawyer need better groundwork, the overall story was still able to soar, and the psychological thriller keeps viewers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. Dramas are sometimes difficult to get into, but McCo-
naughey’s lovable bad guy character is relatable, and the supporting cast allows him room to shine. Surprisingly, Tomei isn’t playing her typical ditzy girl role, but her sex appeal doesn’t suffer. McConaughey also makes sure to flash those famous six-pack abs for the ladies. The screen adapted script, many parts of which are directly from Michael Connelly’s best-selling book, bring vibrant life to the characters with clever, witty lines that add a dash of humor to the scary, real circumstances. Unlike many scary movies, the plot wasn’t predictable so there’s never a boring moment. All comedy, thriller and romance enthusiasts can find something to enjoy in The Lincoln Lawyer. The movie is currently playing at both Hollywood Theaters and Carmike Cinemas in Morgantown.
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‘Angel’s Perch’ campaign exceeds goal by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor
When J.T. Arbogast set out to dedicate a film to the place he calls his “emotional home,” he had no idea the support West Virginians would give him in return. With hopes of shooting a movie in Cass, W.Va., about his memories of the town and his grandmother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, Arbogast started a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. Kickstarter.com is a website that acts as an online threshold pledge system for funding creative projects. In order to receive any fund-
ing at all, Arbogast’s goal of $25,000 had to be met by the deadline April 3. As of Tuesday afternoon, the film has raised $28,365 with a total of 194 contributors or “backers.” “We have been and continue to be moved, awed, humbled and inspired by the outpouring of kindness and support for ‘Angel’s Perch,’” Arbogast said. “People from all over West Virginia, and the country, have been emailing us with words of encouragement and offers to help out however they can.” Arbogast was born and raised in DuBois, Pa.; has resided in New York City; and is
currently living in Los Angeles, but he refers to Cass, W.Va., as his hometown. “I grew up in Pennsylvania. I have a house there. But my folks still refer to West Virginia as ‘home.’ So much of who I am as a person has come from our roots in West Virginia. When people ask me about my hometown, that’s the place I talk about. That’s just the way it is,” Arbogast said. Though Arbogast has never actually lived in the state, his mother grew up in Cass, W.Va., where he spent summers visiting his grandmother and fishing in the Greenbrier River. When Arbogast’s grandmother was diagnosed with
Alzheimer’s in 2004, he decided to bring her fondest memories to life and showcase the state he loves so much in the form of “Angel’s Perch.” “When my grandmother was diagnosed, she was still so proud of her home up until the very end of her life. Watching her battle with her disease and trying to hold onto those memories inspired me,” Arbogast said. “She always had a smile on her face and could strike up a conversation with anyone she met – that’s not just something unique about her; that’s something you see from pretty much everyone in
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‘Angel’s Perch’ producers J.T. Arbogast and Kimberly Dilts pose with a specialized thank you to WVU law student Sarah Anderson who contributed to their movie.
Aussie band Expatriates try to gain an American audience by alex mcpherson a&e writer
Australia based band, the Expatriates, make transition to American music scene.
“In this day and age of cardboard-copy idol-whoring excuses for musicians, we’ve got something to offer to genuine music lovers,” said Ben King, front man of Expatriates. Now confident in his band and music, King isn’t afraid to stand firm in his beliefs, but this gusto wasn’t always present. Instead, much of King’s youth began with one simple question: “Where do you call home if you are without one?” Growing up, King moved between Australia and Jakarta, Indonesia while attending an international high school where most students were from the states. But after holidays, his friends would bring back new records by exciting bands and King found his home, not in a place, but in the music he wrote. Thus, the Expatriates were born. In 2005, in Sydney, Australia, after partnering with Chris Kollias, son of Greek immigrants, and his housemate Damian
Press, the boys began their journey by borrowing some money and buckling down to create an EP. After three months, the result was two five-track EPs and a lot of good music. Now with their debut album, “In the Midst of This,” under their belt and another recently finished, they’re ready to take America by storm. “I think it’s a historical thing more than anything,” King said. “If you can find a pocket in Europe, it can bring you great success. But breaking America; the dream. Starting in Australia, you kind of dream of getting off the island and making your mark in America and somewhere in the world.” The indie rock band is indeed making their mark on the world. Two years ago, while sitting in a hotel room in Bally, India, the band received an email from the manager of the group Placebo. She loved their music and wanted to meet up. Now the band members are residents of Berlin, Germany. “One thing led to another,
and we got a crack at it over here,” King said. “Never in our wildest dreams did we think we’d be in Berlin.” Since their hop over the pond, Expatriates have toured with groups like Interpol and Silverchair, and had songs featured in the game EA Sports Rugby and in the film “Yes Man.” Having just finished their second album, Expatriates are looking to grow even more worldly and spread their music to exciting new audiences. “It’s been quite a slog, but we can’t wait to bring it out,” King said. “It’s a lot more textured and electronic than the last album. Much more ear candy.” Touring in the U.S. later this year, Expatriates hope to gain new fans stateside and boost their reputation. They play not for the everyday man, but for those dedicated listeners, who want more than the mundane pop radio. “We play for people who want a connection above something superficial,” King said. “Stories of love won and lost.” email@example.com
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John Oliver talks stand-up comedy, dramatic roles and playing a ‘Smurf’ by david ryan A&E editor
John Oliver, known to many as the chief British correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will not be venturing into drama any time soon. Oliver, who serves as host of “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show” will not be following in the footsteps of fellow British comedic actor Hugh Laurie, who stars in the FOX show “House.” “The difference there is that Hugh Laurie has dramatic skills that he could choose to employ,” Oliver said in a conference call with The Daily Athenaeum. “I do not have that gear in my gearbox. I think I will keep messing around for as long as I can before I pretend to be a hobbling, negative doctor.” Instead, Oliver will be sticking to his comedy roots with the second season of his stand-up show, which airs midnight after “The Colbert Report” on Thursdays. “I’ve always done standup. If I don’t do it for a certain amount of time, I find that I get jittery,” he said. “Doing a series like this every year means that I can burn an hour of ma-
terial every year and then start again. It keeps me refreshing material.” Oliver started the show noting a lack of genuinely funny comedians on the channel and also a lack of stand-up overall. “Comedy Central used to have a lot of stand-up shows on, and lots of the ones they had on were absolutely terrible,” he said. “When I see a Comedy Central comedy show I just think, ‘Oh, this is going to be awful,’ and maybe there will be one person that you like.” Oliver, who also performs stand-up on the show, helps pick the talent appearing in the series. “Some of them are ones I have admired for a long time. Maria Bamford is probably my favorite comedian in the world,” he said. “Others are very new acts, people like Kumail Nanjiani and Marina Franklin or Rory Scovel and Mike Lawrence, who I saw doing standup at clubs and thought it would be great to have them on the show. Its great to give them that opportunity.” In addition to his correspondent role on “The Daily Show,” Oliver also frequently appears
in NBC’s “Community” as a drunken professor at the community college-based sitcom. That break from news satire and stand-up is relaxing, he said. “I like doing the other things just to get a bit of balance in my head,” he said. “‘The Daily Show’ can be quite all-consuming when you get into the grind.” Though he has sworn off dramatic roles, he will be appearing in the upcoming “Smurfs” movie, in which he plays “Vanity Smurf.” “I don’t know anything about the movie, or what happens in it,” he said. “From what I know from the scenes I shouted in, I think I fall over at some point, I give myself a series of compliments ... and I think I was running at some point, but I’m not sure to where or from what.” Despite not knowing much about his meaty role, Oliver joked the adaptation will be different from the animated series. His performance “is the heart and soul of the entire ‘Smurf’ movie, which I’m sure will be a real dark, visceral look at the way we live today,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org