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BOG to consider alcohol sales Approves WVU purchase of Augusta apts. By DEVON Unger STAFF WRITER

The West Virginia University Board of Governors is considering changing its policies to allow controlled beer sales at certain athletic events.

BOG Chair Carolyn Long said the proposal would alter section 4.1 of BOG Policy 18, prohibiting the sale of “beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages to the general public during athletic events.” The Athletic Department recently completed a review of the Milan Puskar Stadium’s operations and wants to implement three changes, said WVU Athletic Director Oliver Luck in a press release. Beer would be sold in the stadium, reentry would no longer be allowed and smoking would be banned in the

TAKE OUR ONLINE SURVEY Take our quick survey about stadium alcohol sales at www.thedaonline.com concourses and moved to designated smoking areas. “We believe we can improve fan behavior with the controlled sale of beer inside the stadium, which would require BOG approval,” Luck said. “With responsible serving practices and proper vendor training coupled with the elimination of stadium reen-

try, we can control the consumption of alcohol.” He said stopping reentry would keep fans from drinking in the parking lot during halftime. Most other Big East Conference members do not allow reentry and all other Big East schools sell beer at their stadiums. Luck said the beer sales would provide extra revenue for the Athletic Department and the elimination smoking in the concourses would improve the environment for

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SOWETO Street Beat, a professional South African dance troupe based out of Atlanta performs at Africa Night in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

Africa night showcases diversity with music, dance by CONOR GRIFFITH Correspondent

More than 200 people attended the African Student Association Night Renaissance celebration in the Mountainlair Ballrooms Saturday night, concluding Africa Week at West Virginia University. Africa Night’s theme, “Celebrating the African Renaissance” focused on presenting a positive image of the conti-

nent while educating non-African members of the audience. “It has always been a time we enjoyed,” said Edward Brenya, a member of the WVU ASA. Brenya expressed the importance of having Africa Night to show cultural diversity among WVU students. “Here we have unity in WVU, one WVU,” he said. Brenya, a resident of Ghana, was joined by Mohamed Ali,

an Egyptian resident. They are both members of the ASA. “We cannot collectively make barriers among ourselves,” Ali said. “We must educate ourselves and embrace cultures not just of Africa but of the whole world.” Kombe Kapatamoyo, ASA President and Zambia resident, was responsible for organizing her third Africa Night event. Jennifer McIntosh, the executive officer for Social Justice

has organized the event for 19 of the last 20 years. “Imagine a world without the continent of Africa. You can’t,” McIntosh said. “We are creating a lot of cultural changes on campus.” Kwame Boateng, Ghana resident and associate professor of political science and international relations at West Virginia Wesleyan College, spoke

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Walk draws 22 men for sexual assault awareness By Charles Young Staff Writer

Men from the Morgantown area donned high heels while participating in a mile-long walk to raise awareness for victims of rape and domestic violence on Sunday afternoon at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The second annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, sponsored by the Rape and Domestic Violence Center in Morgantown, hopes to help men empathize with victims of domestic violence, said Cassandra Rice, one of the event’s organizers. “It’s really important that men get involved in this because prevention and awareness of violence against women has historically been seen as a women’s issue, but it’s really more then that,”

Rice said. “It’s a human rights issue, a public health issue and a community wide issue.” The event featured 22 local men from all walks of life. Some men chose sensible, low high heels to help them endure walking, while others chose flamboyant stilettos for style. Anthony Anderson, a senior advertising major, said he was participating in the event with his pledge brothers from the Beta Theta Phi fraternity. Anderson said he and his pledge brothers went shopping together and picked out identical heels. “It’s very difficult to find ladies shoes this large, and these are still about three sizes too small,” Anderson said. Judy King Smith, the executive director of the RDVCC,

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said all the money raised from the walk will go toward funding programs for the center. “Most men are well meaning and want to help. This provides a funny way to show their support,” she said. Smith said the RDVCC serves Monongalia, Preston and Taylor counties by offering education and assistance to men and women who have been victims of domestic violence. The center also offers a 24-hour hot line to provide emergency assistance and advice to victims, she said. “We do as much community education as possible in all levels of the school system, but also in the community,” Smith said. “CommuKristen Basham/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM nity education is the way to Participants sit down at an event called Walk do prevention.” a Mile in Her Shoes at Hazel Ruby McQuain charles.young@mail.wvu.edu Park on Sunday.

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More than eight candidates for the Student Government Association elections at West Virginia University received fines Saturday for minor campaign violations. A meeting will be held Tuesday to address the more severe violations. Candidates faced SGA’s Judicial Board on Saturday for various violations such as illegal poster placements, not having authorized campaign materials and campaigning within the residence halls. SGA Vice President Ron Cheng pled guilty to violating the SGA Elections Code for using the SGA office computer to produce campaign posters for the Fusion Party. He was fined $60 for violating Appendix Four, Section One of the code. Gov. Josh Snyder filed the violation. “You know, I’m going to plead guilty to that,” Cheng said. “I did make posters on that computer.” Cheng said he used the computer in an effort to save on election costs. When asked

if he was aware of the specific section of the elections code he was accused of violating, he said, “it completely slipped my mind to be absolutely honest.” He said he purchased and installed the design software and did not feel the computer he used mattered. Julie Lippman received a $30 fine for “dorm storming” in Brooke Tower. It is forbidden for any candidate to campaign within any residence hall, according to Elections Code. Brooke Tower resident advisors reported seeing supporters of the Pirate Party writing “Vote Julie Lippmann and the Pirate Party” on more than 100 whiteboards on resident’s doors, according to the violation. The report also stated residents of Brooke Tower were bribed $20 to write on the whiteboards. “I never went to any Tower dorms; I’ve been to one dorm this entire year. I didn’t pay anyone to do that,” Lippman said in rebuttal to the charges. David Small, a candidate

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Students carry buckets, raise money for cleaner water projects in Africa BY JOEL MORALES STAFF WRITER

More than 300 people lived a day in the life of the average Tanzanian citizen while carrying orange buckets of water during Amizade’s annual Water Walk Sunday. Participants donated between $7 and $25 to raise awareness about global water issues while carrying a water bucket from the Mountainlair Green to the Monongahela River and back. “This is our fourth year doing the water walk, and we’ve raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years and built dozens of water tanks,” said Brandon Blache-Cohen, executive director of Amizade Global Service-Learning. According to Blache-Cohen, last year’s event raised more than $8,000, and he predicted this year’s event to surpass $5,000. “We held the water walk to raise awareness and funds

to instill clean water tanks in the areas so the towns can have clean water access,” said Becky Davis, Amizade’s outreach and marketing public relations representative. “Last year, we instilled seven clean water tanks, which is equal to clean water for 300 people to drink.” Brett Bullock, a sophomore sports and exercise psychology major, and Jake Boeckel, a social worker for the Salvation Army, participated in the walk. “You turn your knob, you get your water. We have water and waste water,” Bullock said. “I am a very fit person, and there are some people who are carrying two or three babies in Africa to get water while we sit here with all the water at our fingertips. It’s something I just had to do.” Boeckel agreed, feeling very passionate about the cause and the great things it was doing. “I heard about the walk, and I was thinking about

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WVU to host Greek Week fashion show Fraternities and sororities at West Virginia University will be participating in events this week. A talent show will be held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. A blood drive will take place Tuesday between 1p.m.

and 7 p.m. The Greek Games will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday on the Mountainlair Green. Airbands will take place Thursday at 4 p.m. on the Mountainlair Green.. The talent show will be

held today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Throughout the week, canned food donations are being accepted. — jam

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Community members fill the Mountainlair Ballrooms for Africa Night on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event included a guest speaker, dinner, a fashion show and musical performances, Rotimi, an R&B singer of Nigerian descent and SOWETO Street Beats.

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Continued from page 1 about the African Renaissance and their fight to overcome recent problems. “Because we are here, we have the opportunity to let others know what Africa is all about,� Boateng said. “We have problems, but if you look at how some of our countries were 200 years ago, we are doing pretty good.� Boateng’s speech was followed by a dinner with cui-

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for the Pirate Party BOG, received a $10 fine for posting signs inside a classroom in Woodburn Hall. SGA Elections Chair Tasha Frazie said by posting signs in a classroom, Small was in violation of Article Four, Section B, Number Five of the elections code. Small said he did not place the signs there. “Whatever the actions were, I think there’d be two words: spineless and also hurtful for the actions of I’m not really sure who,� Small said. Charles Reidpath, a candidate for the Pirate Party BOG,

sine from many different African countries. Members of the WVU African Drum and Dance Ensemble performed during the meal, followed by a fashion show featuring colorful and distinct clothing styles worn across Africa. After the fashion show, Rotimi, a rhythm and blues singer from Chicago, with Nigerian heritage, performed for the audience. A dance performance by the South African band Soweto Street Beats followed. The

members performed what they called the Zulu Dance and later invited many members of the audience to join them. Saturday’s event, which was held as part of The President’s Office for Social Justice’s Spring Diversity Days and Africa Week, was sponsored by the WVU office of Student Affairs, SGA, Center for Black Culture and Research and the President’s Office for Social Justice.

received a $10 fine for hanging posters without an authorization stamp in Braxton Tower. Also during the meeting, Zach Redding and George Weaver of the Fusion Party, and Philip Berry and Courtney Bertol of the Pirate Party received $10 fines for minor violations. Berry, Bertol, Redding and Weaver did not attend the meeting. Frazie said fines from election violations are billed to their student accounts and are payable online. If a candidate fails to pay their fine, they will receive a hold on their account and will be unable to register for classes or graduate. Judicial Board Chair James Bailey said the meeting was

held to address the less severe campaign violations. There will also be a meeting held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Law School to address the status of the election and more severe violations, he said. “We are currently under an investigative period where we are getting information from Votenet,� Bailey said. Votenet is the WVU-purchased voting system that cost about $5,500 and is used for Homecoming and SGA elections. The Judicial Board will receive and evaluate the information on Monday and make an announcement during Tuesday’s meeting, he said.

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Continued from page 1 fans. The details of the proposed change will be available on the BOG website this week for a 30-day comment period. The BOG will likely vote on the rule change during its June meeting, pending the results of the comment period. The BOG also approved a consent resolution to allow the University to purchase The Augusta, two five-story buildings for $11 million, according to a University release. The Augusta, constructed in 2007 and valued at $26 million, is currently in bankruptcy. It will be used primarily to house graduate and

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Continued from page 1 how helpful it would be to go around and spread the word, so that’s what we’re doing,� Boeckel said. Laurel Beatty went to Tanzania over the summer and saw firsthand what the Water Walk does for people in Africa. “I was living amongst the locals, and just being there gave me a sense of service and care just to be aware of the things they had to go through every single day,� Beatty said.

Students can file for any candidate they believe committed an election violation such as campaigning in the residence halls, hanging signs in classrooms and sending emails through a University listserve.

The SGA Elections Code can be viewed at http://sga. wvu.edu/documents/. The SGA Judicial Board will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the College of Law to address the complaints. — tcc

international students and some undergraduates and faculty. “Because of our Strategic Plan and our emphasis on growth with graduate enrollment and also international and globalization efforts, we’re going to be attracting more graduate and international students, so it seems like a natural fit to have some housing designated for them,� said WVU spokeswoman Becky Lofstead. She said the Augusta would provide an alternative to the College Park Apartments, which usually house graduate and international students. They are currently closed for renovations. The University may reconfigure the building with one, two and three bedroom units

depending on student needs. The purchase will be financed with bonds over 20 years and paid for by rental income and other revenue the property generates, according to the release. The building would contain 158 rooms comprised 20 onebedrooms, 69 two bedrooms and 69 three bedrooms. The 151,000 square-feet complex features private bathrooms, controlled access, laundry and will be fully furnished. The BOG will rename the building during its June meeting. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission must still approve the purchase.

“The water walk is a way I can still communicate with my trip to Tanzania and am able to remember it.� All proceeds go directly to water harvesting projects so the students who go to Tanzania during the summer can install water harvesting systems for houses that have the greatest need in the area. “This is our way of better connecting to the rest of the world,� Blache-Cohen said. “The average woman in Tanzania will walk three hours a day for 40 liters of water, so when you are doing that you

are not going to school, running a business or teaching your children.� If students are interested in connecting the events in Morgantown to practical experience they can sign up for a course that is associated with the projects in Tanzania. “It’s really important to act globally on a local issue. The Water Walk is one little day in time for students to get a glimpse at what these people go through every day,� Davis said.

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US gay-marriage ban under assault NEW YORK (AP) ­— These are frustrating, tantalizing days for many of the same-sex couples who seized the chance to marry in recent years. The law that prohibits federal recognition of their unions is under assault in the courts. The Obama administration has repudiated it and taken piecemeal steps to weaken its effects. Yet, for now, the Defense of Marriage Act remains very much in force – provoking anger, impatience and confusion among gay couples. Because of DOMA, some binational couples still worry about deportation of the noncitizen spouse. Survivor benefits aren’t granted after one spouse dies. And couples filing joint tax returns in the states allowing same-sex marriage must still

file separately this month with the IRS. Said Brian Sheerin, who wed his partner six years ago in Massachusetts, “There are times I feel like a third-class citizen.� When DOMA was passed overwhelmingly by Congress in 1996, and signed by President Bill Clinton, it was a preemptive strike. There were no legally married same-sex couples in the United States. Since 2004, however, thousands of gays and lesbians have married as Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Iowa and the D.C. legalized same-sex unions. Many others have wed in foreign countries. “What was once theoretical now has practical effects that people can see, that can’t be explained other than as discrim-

ination,� said Jon Davidson, legal director of the gay-rights group Lambda Legal. “There are people who’ve been married six years who are increasingly getting impatient.� The controversy around DOMA creates an emotional rollercoaster for same-sex couples. Last July, for example, many of them rejoiced when a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled that the act was an unconstitutional infringement on equality for same-sex couples. There was more elation in February, when President Barack Obama ordered his administration to stop defending the law in the still-pending Massachusetts case and several other lawsuits. Yet no one knows when these cases will finally be resolved. Last month, there was a flurry of excitement among binational gay couples when a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesman indicated that cases would be “held in abeyance� while broader legal issues were reviewed. Hopes soared that this would mean a halt in deportations of foreigners married to gay Americans, but within two days the federal agency said there would be no policy change. “It’s gut-wrenching to go through the ups and downs,� said Doug Gentry, whose Venezuelan spouse, Alex Benshimol, faces a deportation hearing in July. They briefly hoped the case would be put on hold – but now have been notified that an application for permanent residency for Benshimol has been denied. “I’ve had the rug pulled out from under me so many times,� Gentry said. “You’re so used to getting your hopes up, only to get them dashed, that you almost don’t want to hope.� The couple, who married last year in Connecticut after six years as partners, run a pet grooming business in Palm Springs, Calif. “I don’t feel we’re different from any other family,� said Gentry, 53. “I don’t want to be forced to stay with my husband by going into exile, and leaving my home, my business and my country behind.�


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Fletcher’s Grove makes All Good lineup by mackenzie mays associate a&e editor

When the members of local jam band Fletcher’s Grove formed as West Virginia University freshman, they had one goal in mind: to play All Good Music Festival & Campout. Now, as seniors, the group will achieve its longest set goal this summer, having been added to the 15th annual All Good lineup. “It’s been our main goal since we started college four years ago. We thought it was attainable, and if we focused on that goal, all of our energy would help us get to that,” said vocalist/guitarist Ryan Krofcheck. Fletcher’s Grove is only one of

two West Virginia-based bands chosen for the lineup, and Krofcheck said the opportunity serves as more than a “stamp of approval” for future festivals to come. “It’s such an important thing for us, especially being from West Virginia. We want to represent our state and a sub-culture of people in our state,” Krofcheck said. “25,000 people come to the mountain state for four days for this concert and hardly get to know what is represented in the region.” The All Good Music Festival & Campout is an outdoor concert held in Masontown, W.Va., July 14 through July 17 and will showcase bands such as Furthur, made up of former Grateful

Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir and world-renowned rock band Primus. Krofcheck received the announcement prior to a show and said he was ecstatic to share the good news with his fellow band members during a soundcheck. “They immediately jumped around, and we hugged each other and then asked if I was joking,” Krofcheck said. “It was awesome to share that night with all our friends, and it was definitely one of the happiest moment for us and our fans. It had been a long awaited announcement, and I think everyone felt that they did their part in getting us there.” Krofcheck said the band is incredibly grateful for the sup-

port they’ve received from fans to get them where they are today – crediting the fans’ Facebook campaign for getting All Good’s attention. “We’re so thankful for our community that we have behind us. We got to a point where our fans became family,” Krofcheck said. “It feels really good to know that you have so many people supporting you and that four years of playing every weekend paid off whether we made money or not. Missing football games and house parties, losing time with girlfriends, and not living a normal college life – it all paid off to that moment and let us know that we’re doing okay.”

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A ‘Big Ass’ night to remember

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Big Ass Manatee performs during Mayday Prom at 123 Pleasant Street. This performance marks the last for the popular Morgantown group.

Local band bids farewell at 123 annual prom night by alex mcpherson A&e writer

Little to the left. Move forward. Turn your head just right. Should I put my arm around them or just hold their hand? And don’t forget to smile. Awkward – just like a prom photo should be. Mayday Prom was the perfect event to relive the strangeness of high school Friday night at 123 Pleasant Street, even down to the most uncomfortable photos ever. People showed up early dressed in their best to guarantee their spots in the last Big Ass Manatee concert ever. By 10:30 p.m., there was already a full line, as the building had reached capacity. With more than 300 people through the door over the course of the night, the prom theme lived up to its name with streamers skirting the room and balloons bouncing through the air. Disco lights flashed over the dancers as the Mayday DJs and Big Ass Manatee delivered the beats. Opening its set with “Return of the Mack,” the sevenman spectacle played the show of its life for new and old fans alike. “This is How We Do It” and “Billie Jean” were instant crowd pleasers, and “Smile” ended its set and its career. Crowd surfing and an impromptu phone call to absent band mate Trey Curtis filled out the show. Kyle Vass, member of both Big Ass Manatee and The Librarians, which will have its

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Members of Big Ass Manatee say goodbye to each other during its final show as a band. own farewell show in a week, was humbled by the evening, which included not only his show, but the awarding of Prom king and queen to him and his date, Shannon Pattajo. “I’d like to thank 123 and its patrons for years of support,” Vass said. “It’s hard to say whether Big Ass Manatee or The Librarians would’ve ever existed without that place and the people who go there.” The crowd was diverse – from the quiet wallflower couples to the energetic dancy couples, to the obnoxious couples uncontrollably making out in the middle of the floor. There were people with animal masks, a man in a penguin costume and even

a fellow with a neon “Tron” suit. Faith Pirlo, senior international studies major, enjoyed the evening and the chance to see Big Ass Manatee one last time. “I hadn’t seen them perform in about a year or so, so it was really nice to reminisce with all those songs,” Pirlo said. “It was kind of bittersweet, because as the band is moving on, everyone in Morgantown that I know seems to be moving on.” Keep an eye out for posed prom pictures, complete with the cheesy backdrop, which should be accessible from the Facebook event “Mayday! Prom w/ Big Ass Manatee” soon. alex.mcpherson@mail.wvu.edu

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Holocaust victims should be remembered The Holocaust was one of the worst humanitarian tragedies ever to occur. During World War II in Nazi Germany, more than 12 million people died; 6 million of whom were of Jewish descent. The world remembers those who lost their lives during the Holocaust various times throughout the year. This week, West Virginia University Hillel, a Jewish Student Organization, is honoring victims by sponsoring the Yom Hashoah International Holocaust Memorial Program.

Beginning Tuesday at noon, the program will be reading the names of Holocaust victims aloud for an uninterrupted 24 hours. Along with reading the names of the victims, their ages and year of death are also read. The list of names is provided by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority. This local observance is part of “Unto Every Person There is a Name,” which is an international project dedicated to remembering the

identified, and collecting more names of the unidentified Holocaust victims. This two day event is a time for members of the WVU and Morgantown communities to come together and remember those who suffered and died unjustly during the Holocaust. Even today, there are still many Holocaust victims who have never be identified, but they deserve to be remembered and respected. The Holocaust affects even those who are not of Jewish decent.

It changed the whole world, and the residuals of it are still felt today. Everyone is encouraged to attend the event and show respect for the victims of the Holocaust. This event is an opportunity to learn more about what happened and those who survived to tell the tale. There are Holocaust survivors living around the world, and their legacy is one of strength, faith and endurance. The Holocaust and the legacy of its survivors and remembering the victims, is an

integral part of world history. Some feel that forgetting the past is the way to move on; however, we should all remember the tragedies that have occurred in the past and those who died during them to ensure that travesties like the Holocaust never happen again. For information on how to participate in the event, please contact WVU Hillel at 304-545-1369 or email wvuhillel@gmail.com to sign up for a reading time.

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Obama’s intervention in Libya is dangerous, unconstitutional omar ghabra columnist

It all began with a 26-yearold Tunisian street vendor. A victim of the humiliation and oppression that has long persisted throughout the Middle East, this man decided he wasn’t going to take it anymore. On Dec. 17, 2010, he doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire in front of a local government building. This self-immolation was the catalyst for a wave of revolutions that has come crashing down on dictators across the Arab world. Some of these uprisings have succeeded in a largely peaceful manner, while others have turned violent as a result of brutal government crackdowns on the protesters that are demanding their freedom. The Obama administration has taken varying positions on these uprisings, actively supporting some of them while remaining deafeningly silent about others. In the case of the Libyan revolution, which escalated from a peaceful popular uprising to an all out civil war, the Obama administration has decided to intervene militarily. This decision has created more confusion surrounding the American stance on these uprisings. It was also a very risky decision, as the outcome of this conflict could have disastrous unintended consequences. Additionally, the manner in which the decision to intervene in Libya was made overstepped the constitutional boundaries of presidential power, and it exposed the hypocrisy of those on the left who support Obama’s foray into Libya while simultaneously calling Bush’s invasion of Iraq an illegal one. “The president does not have power under the Consti-

President Barack Obama shakes hands with military officers after speaking about Libya at the National Defense University in Washington March 28. tution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” said Presidential candidate Barack Obama, in 2007. He was responding to a question regarding whether the president has the constitutional authority to initiate military action without the consent of Congress. Four years later, President Obama would authorize a military intervention in Libya without seeking congressional approval. While the situation in Libya is certainly a dire one, no one

believes that it posed any “actual or imminent threat” to the U.S. It seems as though the course of action taken by the Obama administration on this matter fails to meet Obama’s own standards for constitutional military action. Aside from its questionable constitutionality, Obama’s action in Libya has entangled the U.S. in yet another costly conflict with no foreseeable end. The U.S. government has effectively taken sides in a civil war, and history shows us this type of meddling is very dangerous.

In the 1980s, the U.S. government was actively providing funding and military assistance to rebels in Afghanistan. These rebels, who would go on to become the Taliban, were hailed by Ronald Reagan as “freedom fighters.” These are the same “freedom fighters” we’ve been at war with for the past decade. This is just one of countless examples demonstrating the unintended consequences that can result from interfering in volatile, regional conflicts. While no one is disputing that Muammar Gaddafi is a murderous, maniacal dic-

tator whose people deserve freedom, the same was said about Saddam Hussein, and the same can be said about the countless repressive governments across the Middle East. Does that justify intervention in any of these countries? Gaddafi was not the only Arab leader who was killing peaceful protesters. Why did we intervene in Libya and not Yemen, Bahrain or Syria? If, as the Obama administration claims, this intervention is solely a humanitarian one, why aren’t we protecting the peaceful protesters in other countries, as

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well? These glaring inconsistencies in the U.S. policy towardthese uprisings undermine the credibility of American foreign policy in the region and across the world. At a time when budget cuts have led to the closure of libraries and schools across the country, we shouldn’t be committing our limited resources to another war. There’s no telling how or when the conflict in Libya will end. President Obama’s decision to involve the U.S. in the Libyan civil war was a mistake. Hopefully, not one we end up paying for.

Students should help SGA recover from its tarnished reputation CHad wilcox columnist

At the dawn of the new academic year, the Student Government Association of West Virginia University has work to do in the 2011-12 academic year. This time, it’s not fixing sidewalks or organizing forums or launching initiatives to otherwise convince us that they exist for a reason. This time it is to redress its tarnished image. As someone who has lately been personally stymied by the bureaucratic machinations of a real government, I can sympathize with those who are frustrated by the juvenile failings of a fake one. I always seemed to get stuck next to the kid who farted during Security Council meetings in my middle school Model UN.

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The reasons for SGA’s endangered reputation are clear. It’s not because SGA has an illustrious history of indulging in activities that frequently result in criminal charges- three DUIs in five years-plus honorable mentions, or making headlines by allegedly engaging in hazing, or an SGA officer allegedly chasing another governor around with a table leg or a long and distinguished record of meeting truancy en masse. Most of those indiscretions can probably be chalked up to passion, hard-working, knocking on doors or being sleep-deprived. No, these transgressions always seem to slip by the scrutiny of the few concerned students and administration alike, and memory of them exists only in deeply buried in The Daily Athenaeum archives. Its true embarrassment, for which it must obviously be reprimanded by those it governs, comes on the heels

of the most recent campaign season. Plagued by 17 violations, the individualized, explicitly negative campaign season has been littered with personal attacks, slander and a total disregard for issues relevant to the constituency – things that would never be seen in modern American politics. The only apparent course of action to prevent SGA from repeatedly embarrassing us as a University, would be to put some distance between us and them. Ignore the symbolic outreach efforts, steer clear of the undergraduate online popularity contests conveniently labeled “elections” and discourage any friends or family members planning to participate in student government. After all, students should be governed by students, and I don’t blame any student who is apprehensive about being governed by the same clowns rotating through different acts in the same circus.

Perhaps I am being premature. We don’t even know who the next student government is because of the multiple breaches of campaign ethics. For all we know, all the best candidates who did nothing wrong and rightfully deserve a position of responsibility really received the most votes and are being victimized by the painstaking and inefficient process of accountability. We risk asphyxiating those cynical students holding their breath for the next cohort of governors in the hopes it will surpass in number and severity the surprise delinquencies – and, of course, the aloof leadership – that have so consistently characterized this and recent years. However, withholding the results of last week’s voting is an important gesture that suggests at least some members of student government understand a strict denotation of the word “integrity.” It’s a sign student govern-

ment transparency can, at least temporarily, shift from opaque to heavily translucent. To be fair, student government participants are still people, and all people deserve second chances. Sometimes, they deserve third and fourth chances, too. Sometimes those chances depend on a judicial verdict of “not guilty.” SGA governors and officers, are a student guaranteed absolution. Leading isn’t easy, because it is generally understood that you will be the first to trip, and everyone gets to see you fall. But as a tuition-paying member of the University polis, the only thing that will restore my faith in the student government election process is more aggressive campaigning, more wholesale pandering and more free stuff. Let’s be pragmatic; we can’t alienate SGA, for we risk forcing an institutionalized oligarchy to become even more embedded and covert, and

we risk holding hostage the fair disbursement of muchneeded funds to deserving student organizations – disbursements which could otherwise be handled by a directly supervised body of adult administrators with experience in the matter. And most importantly, we risk forsaking opportunities for future generations of students by stopping SGA from doing all of that other stuff it promises it will do. Instead, we must let SGA know that we don’t care about all the petty name-calling, guerilla harassment and childish antics for which it has recently become known. The students of WVU must unite to help SGA with the restoration of its reputation to sharpen its image back into the bright re f l e c t i o n of s t u d e nt leadership and activism it once was. SGA has proven it can’t do it alone, and we all know how difficult it is to polish a turd.

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Morgantown community celebrates Chocolate Lovers’ Day By Jake Potts A&E Writer

Morgantown residents came together to celebrate all things chocolate for the 11th annual Chocolate Lover’s Day Saturday. The event has been bringing chocolate lovers into Morgantown’s downtown area and helping local businesses thrive, according to Marilyn Coomb, of Coomb’s flowers located at 401 High St. “The event is a great experience for everyone. We get people downtown who aren’t normally downtown or maybe haven’t been here before,” Coomb said. “Then, they can make their way into shops and see the things we have available for purchase. It’s a great way to help out smaller businesses.” Companies throughout the downtown area took part in the Chocolate Lovers’ Day festivities – handing out free chocolate treats for individuals who purchased their all-day passes. Sophomore pre-pharmacy major at West Virginia University Chad Ruggles said he enjoyed the event and appreciated what it did for the community.

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A cupcake arrangement at Coomb’s Flowers incorporates chocolate in celebration of Chocolate Lovers Day downtown Saturday. “Things like this are great in a college town. It brings everyone out together, and you get to meet people you may not have met otherwise,” Ruggles said. “Plus, it’s awesome how the small businesses all get a little more exposure.” Charles McEwuen, owner of Tanner’s Alley Leather Shop located at 416 High St., was impressed with the turnout. “It’s always great to see so many people come out for the

event,” McEwuen said. “The turnout is always great, but it looks even busier this year than it has been in past years.” Members participating in the event purchased tickets for $5, giving them access to each business. Passes allowed customers extra points toward the grand prize drawing of four tickets to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pa. jakob.potts@mail.wvu.edu

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Rich Gutmann, owner of Golden Finch, gives out brownies during Chocolate Lovers Day in downtown Morgantown Saturday.

Russell Brand’s ‘Arthur’ a gentle and funny update of an ’80s comedy classic

Apple CEO Steve Jobs will release biography in 2012.

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Russell Brand stars in a scene from ‘Arthur.’

DAVID RYAN A&E EDITOR

I liked “Arthur.” There, I said it. Despite massive amounts of negative reviews and a 25 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s a good movie. Sure, “Arthur” is a remake of a beloved ’80s classic. Sure, it stars the heavily divisive Russell Brand as its lead character. Both of these are somehow positives. The movie isn’t so much a remake as it is an update. “Arthur” is the story of a millionaire playboy. He’s got everything he could ever want and the cash to get whatever he could want. Despite this, his only companions in life are his butler Bitterman (Luis Guzman) and nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren). His wild nights of partying and drinking are making headline news – including a trip down the road in a full-size Batmobile.

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Continued from page 3 Fletcher’s Grove will also participate in a benefit concert for Masontown Volunteer Fire Dept. hosted by All Good May 13. Tickets to the All Good Music Festival & Campout are available for purchase now on www. allgoodfestival.com. A three-day pass is $139, while four-day passes are $159. Prices include camping, parking of standard vehicles and all entertainment. General admission tickets purchased now are $70 cheaper than the gate price. “This opportunity honestly couldn’t have came at a better moment. We’re at a crossroads. Many bands break up and focus on their own careers after college, and this gave us the momentum and the better credibility to get to the next level,” Krofcheck said. “I always felt like we were good enough to make it, but it came sooner than I thought.” mackenzie.mays@mail.wvu.edu

In order to save face with the company, his overbearing mother Vivienne (Geraldine James) arranges a marriage with the overbearing daughter of a CEO, Susan (Jennifer Garner). Despite having the world handed to him, Arthur has some kind of morals – believing in his freedom to fall in love – right at the time of meeting freespirit tour guide Naomi (Greta Gerwig). Unfortunately, true love will come at a price – $950 million, to be exact. His inheritance will be cut off if the arranged marriage doesn’t go through. Brand’s performance as the drunken man-child playboy could easily be compared to Dudley Moore, the original “Arthur.” There are times when Brand feels like he’s channeling him a little too hard – like a direct reproduction of his performance. In his defense, “Arthur” is a role Brand is born to play. The slurred speech, the cheeky humor – it’s Brand’s staple. It’s just unfortunate Moore did it first.

His innocence shines through the movie. The cheekiness is only acceptable because he’s sweet at heart; he’s not a typical playboy only thinking with his money. His interaction with Mirren’s nanny are a treat. The two genuinely need each other – one for guidance in the real world and the other to enjoy the world. Mirren, known for her dramatic roles in “The Queen” and TV crime series “Prime Suspect” is reasonably stern with an appropriate comedic edge. Naomi, however, just kind of exists as that quirky, free-spirited stereotype which dominates movies these days. “Arthur” works because it doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel, nor does it do the classic a grave injustice (hello, “Planet of the Apes”). Don’t believe the critics. “Arthur” is a cheeky movie with a sweet heart.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Steve Jobs has finally agreed to participate in a book about his life. Simon & Schuster announced Sunday that Walter Isaacson’s “iSteve: The Book of Jobs” will be published in early 2012. Isaacson has been working on the long-rumored biography since 2009 and has

interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors. Many books have been published about Jobs, but not with his approval. Isaacson has written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Fifty-six-year-old Jobs has had numerous health prob-

lems and announced in January that he would take his third leave of absence in seven years. During that time, he has survived a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant. He appeared at a press conference in early March to announce the iPad 2.


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FEATURE OF THE DAY GRADUATE WIND QUINTET RECITAL will be held at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center.

April 12 A SUMMER JOBS TABLE will be in the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. WVU HILLEL’S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL PROGRAM will start at noon inside the Mountainlair. Names of Holocaust victims will be read for 24 hours. For more information or to volunteer to read names, email wvuhillel@gmail.com. SIGMA ALPHA will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind the South Agricultural Science Building. Part of the proceeds will go toward M-SNAP.

Every Monday KAPPA PHI, a Christian women’s service organization, meets at 7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church on the corner of N. High and Willey streets. For more information, email kappaphi_pi@hotmail.com or visit www.freewebs.com/kappaphipi. AIKIDO FOR BEGINNERS is at 6 p.m. at 160 Fayette St. The first class is free, with special rates for WVU students. For more information, email var3@cdc.gov. RESIDENCE HALL ASSOCIATION meets at 7:30 p.m. Any issues pertaining to residence halls can be brought up and discussed at this meeting. For more information, contact Victoria Ball at vball@mix. wvu.edu. RIFLE CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, contact Abbey at aheiskel@mix.wvu. edu or Bob at rdriscol@wvu.edu. FREE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ADVANCED CONVERSATION GROUP meets at 6 p.m. at the Blue Moose Cafe for conversation, friendship and free English conversation lessons. New friends are always welcome. For more information, email Erin at mclv_advanced_conversation@yahoo.com. STUDENTS TAKING ACTION NOW: DARFUR meets at 7 p.m. in the Mountain Room of the Mountainlair. STAND is active in planning events to raise money and awareness on the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. For more information, contact Felicia at fgilber@mix. wvu.edu or 732-674-8357. FEMINIST MAJORITY LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE meets in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair at 7:30 p.m. For more information, email rsnyder9@mix.wvu.edu. WVU FENCING CLUB hosts beginners fencing practice from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Stansbury Hall Gym. For more information, email wvufencing@gmail.com or visit www.fencingclub.studentorgs.wvu.edu. WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304906-4427. New members are always welcome. CHESS CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email wvuchess@gmail. com.

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TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. The WVU Equestrian Team meets in Room 2001 of the Agricultural Sciences Building. The Western Equestrian Team will meet at 7 p.m. and the English Equestrian Team will meet at 8 p.m.

Continual WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as nutrition, sexual health and healthy living are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU Student Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well.wvu.edu/wellness. WELLWVU STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-2932311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/ medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www.aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Adrienne Hines at vc_srsh@ hotmail.com or 304-599-5020. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, contact Michelle Prudnick at 304598-5180 or 304-598-5185. FREE RAPID HIV TESTING is available on the first Monday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Caritas House office located at 391 Scott Ave. Test results are available in 20 minutes and are confidential. To make an appointment, call 304293-4117. For more information, visit www.caritashouse.net. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304983-2823, ext. 104 or email bigs4kids@yahoo.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at

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WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or email rfh@wvuh.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 email 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, email Daniel at ivcfwvu@yahoo.com 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, email 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. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, email morgantownnewcomers. com.

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for now! Tonight: Join a friend.

BORN TODAY This year, you could discover once more what the expression “having your hands full” means. Ask for help or eliminate some of your responsibilities. Pressure builds around a domestic or personal matter. Honor your priorities. Tap into your ingenuity, and you could be amazed by the possible solutions. You enter a new life and luck cycle this month. Start it well. If you are single, meeting someone isn’t the problem. Integrating this person into your packed life could be hard. If you are attached, hopefully your sweetie steps up to the plate. He or she can make all the difference. LEO makes you smile.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH You might have the power to do what you want, but you can’t follow through because interruptions occur. A respected elder or boss keeps making demands left and right. Some situations are close to impossible. Tonight: Buy flowers or another favorite treat on the way home.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Be more in touch with what you want. You will sense a heavy amount of confusion. Pressure builds to an unprecedented level. Digging through the hectic pace, you discover that having your primary concerns in hand helps. Tonight: Finally time to relax. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Prepare to deal with more than your fair share of change and upset. Though not known for your flexibility, you come off a lot more easygoing than many of those around you. If there is a problem, you will hear about it. Tonight: Put your feet up, far from the maddening crowd. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH The time has come to approach situations with greater fiscal clarity. Settling simply won’t work. Pressure builds as you head down a chosen path, but boomerangs keep tripping you up – at least

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Others sense your direction and needs, even though you reveal little. Confusion determines your choices. Your instinct might be to take off and do what is necessary for you. Communication proves to be difficult. Tonight: Beam in more of what you want. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You attempt to zero in on a key goal. Others seem to be touchy and difficult. One person might throw a tantrum while another distances him- or herself in order to make a point. Staying focused remains essential to achieving your desired results. Tonight: Distance yourself from others. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH All eyes look to you for strong leadership, though everyone is vested in different ideas. Listen to news, and be more aware of your innate limitations. Share more with a trusted friend. Tonight: Sigh and celebrate. Today is over. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH You will be pressured to look at the big picture. Try to empathize and understand others. Stretch in order to get to

the bottom of an issue and break past your innate restrictions. Tonight: Visit with a key friend. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Listen to news most carefully. One-on-one relating clears the path to success. Pressure builds around financial matters concerning a long-term response. A meeting doesn’t have the strength and meaning it has had in the past. Tonight: Listen to great music. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH You will have a difficult time backing down in order to make progress. Someone clearly gets your ire up, triggering you beyond any level. Take a deep breath and let go of the situation until you are more in control. Tonight: Chat over a meal. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH Get in and put on your psychic armor, if you plan on getting anything done. Think carefully about how an associate or loved one is doing his or her very best to pull you into a situation. Don’t give in. Tonight: Share with dear friends. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH A friend could let you down or cause a problem when you least anticipate it. Understand why you need to go in a new direction. A partner tests your limits. Try not to trigger, knowing this too will pass. Tonight: Say “yes” to getting some exercise. BORN TODAY Actor Joel Grey (1932), former Secretary of State Dean Acheson (1893), politician Ethel Kennedy (1928)

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Pitching woes end in Georgetown series Mountaineers split 2 BY ETHAN ROHRBAUGH SPORTS WRITER

The West Virginia baseball team’s recent pitching woes ended this weekend, as the Mountaineers used three solid performances on the hill to sweep Georgetown. After earning a series win over South Florida to open their conference schedule, the Mountaineers dropped four of their next five, thanks in part to the large number of walks issued by the pitching staff, which allowed 30 runs in those four losses. West Virginia responded by holding Georgetown to just seven runs on 18 hits in this weekend’s three-game set. Five Mountaineer hurlers faced the Hoyas in the series, combining for 20 strikeouts and, most importantly, just six free passes. “If we just pound the strike zone,” said freshman lefthanded pitcher Harrison Musgrave. “All of our pitchers have good enough stuff to hang around with anybody. “Sometimes we walk too

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Continued from page 10 On Sunday, the team held a 4-1 lead heading into the sixth inning before the Hoyas scored three runs to tie the game. Redshirt junior second baseman Dan DiBartolomeo

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Continued from page 10 has 17 career catches and three touchdowns, didn’t fit the mold of any position in Holgorsen’s high-tempo, passhappy attack. So, when he found out Holgorsen was about to take over WVU’s offense, he was worried about what his future would bring. Holgorsen and inside receivers coach Shannon Dawson decided to take Urban and put him in the slot – something they have done before in their coaching careers. Holgorsen compared Urban to a tight end-turned receiver he had at Houston in 2008, Mark Hafner. He had 59 catches in three years prior to Holgorsen joining the Cougars’ program. In that offense, Hafner broke out with a teamleading 86 catches and 11 touchdowns in his senior year. When Urban saw that, he was immediately on board. Holgorsen has been doing this to all of his new play-

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Continued from page 10 in quite some time. With a lot of players at the inside and outside receiver positions, competition for playing time will be at an all-time high, something that all of the receivers feel will be an advantage for them once they get on the field. “We have a lot of depth. We have a lot of guys who can come in and get the job done,” said sophomore inside receiver Stedman Bailey. “Each day in practice, we just have to go out, do our best and just play our role. That’s all we can do.” Besides the obvious players like Bailey, Brad Starks, J.D. Woods and Ivan McCartney, who are all expected to play bigger roles this season, there are a few who have gone under the radar and could surprise a lot of people in 2011. Of those players, the most

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many people, but (this weekend) we didn’t walk too many people, and we won the game.” In Friday afternoon’s contest, Van Zant sent freshman Marshall Thompson to the mound for his first start against a conference foe. Thompson (4-0) was hit for two runs in the first, but hung zeros on the Hoyas over the next six frames and went on to a dominant 10-strikeout performance. Freshman Ryan Tezak came on in relief of Thompson to nail down the final four outs of the game, earning him his second save of the season. Musgrave worked all nine innings of West Virginia’s 4-0 win. The left-hander allowed just five base runners on three hits and two walks to pick up his third win and second complete game of the season. “He pounded the strike zone and made them swing at his pitches, and, for the most part, was ahead in the count for most of the day,” Van Zant said. “You couldn’t ask for a much better outing, it doesn’t matter

finished the day 2-for-3, with a two-run home run in the seventh to give WVU the lead for good. It was DiBartolomeo’s fifth home run of the season. “He did a terrific job coming up clutch,” Van Zant said, adding that the new NCAA regulation aluminum bats have affected the number of home runs this year in college base-

ers that don’t fit traditional molds in the Mountaineers’ new offense. Lindamood and fellow fullback Ricky Kovatch might have expected to be a non-entity when Holgorsen was announced as the new offensive coordinator. They have since found a spot as “B” backs, which is where a bigger, blocking type of back fits. Even running backs like Ryan Clarke and Shawne Alston seem to know that they have a chance to win the starting nod despite being a bit oversized as a full-time starter at “A” back in the Holgorsen offense. The precedent of a heavier back succeeding in Holgorsen’s offense has already been set. Former Houston running back Bryce Beall, a 5-foot-11 and 215-pound back, put up 1,247 and 13 touchdowns in 2008. Alston is 5-foot-11 and 218 pounds. On the other hand, smaller backs have also had success under Holgorsen. Last year, Oklahoma State’s leading

promising looks to be senior tight end Tyler Urban. In his first three years with the Mountaineers, Urban only caught 17 passes and hasn’t been thought of as a big passcatching threat. However, since spring practice has opened up, the 6-foot5, 251-pound Urban has gotten to see a lot of time in the slot and has taken advantage of it early on, catching nearly every pass thrown his way. “If anybody’s been consistently productive at the receiver position, it’s been him,” Holgorsen said. “I just told him, if you’re a good player, we’ll find a way to get you on the field.” Along with Urban, there’s a good chance that there will

games over weekend by sebouh majarian sports writer

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West Virginia freshman Marshall Thompson delivers a pitch in Friday’s win over Georgetown. what year a guy is.” The Mountaineers sent Andy Berry out to the rubber for the series finale, and the senior rung up four batters and surrendered weekend highs for WVU by allowing four runs off of seven hits. Junior college transfer Josh McCauley picked up the win for the Mountaineers, facing

just 12 batters in his three innings of shutout relief. “The key is throwing strikes,” Van Zant said of his staff’s turnaround. “We put Marshall in the rotation, and he did a nice job and only walked three, Musgrave walked two and today we only walked one.”

ball. “It’s emotionally draining playing three games in a row.” Junior Josh McCauley pitched three innings of relief, allowing only two hits and securing the win for the Mountaineers. Senior shortstop Grant Buckner led the Mountaineers at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 on the day. Buckner registered

a double, a run and an RBI. On Saturday, a season-high 689 fans saw the Mountaineers’ 4-0 win over the Hoyas. Buckner finished 3-for-4 including a double, run and RBI. On Friday, seven WVU batters had at least one hit in the victory.

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The West Virginia women’s soccer team split its double-header on Saturday to Central Michigan and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Mountaineers beat the Chippewas, 2-1, behind senior-to-be defender Meghan Lewis’ game winner. Later in the day, they fell to the Panthers, 3-2. “The more we play together, the better the chemistry gets. That’s why the spring is critical to developing that chemistry,” said WVU head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, who has begun to see her team build the type of camaraderie that led them to a Big East Conference championship last year. WVU got behind early in its first game against Central Michigan, but was able to but come back to earn the victory. Senior-to-be forward Erica Henderson scored on a pass from junior-to-be midfielder Bri Rodriguez. Lewis scored the game winner later on. With only three reserves on the bench, fatigue factored into the loss to the Panthers, Izzo-Brown said. “We only have three subs, so it’s going to be tough for us however you look at it,” Izzo-

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rusher Kendall Hunter was just 5-foot-7 and 199 pounds. Now, he’s going to be drafted. Similarly, WVU’s Daquan Hargrett is an undersized 5-foot-6 and 187 pounds. Holgorsen’s offense is versatile enough to allow for the success of many different styles of players. The fact that he has an expe-

rienced quarterback like Geno Smith to rely on and a bunch of talented playmakers at the skill positions, this offense has the ability to be the perfect fit at WVU. And the perfect fit for every player – even those who don’t traditionally fit.

be a few more players who will surprise people if they are able to carry the success that they have had up to this point in the spring over to the season. Two of those players who have impressed in the first couple weeks of practice have been Ryan Nehlen and Coley White. While they have a combined two catches – both by White – for their careers, the two redshirt juniors have looked very good when they have gotten chances to this spring. Both have shown they run good routes and are able to make some catches in traffic when the opportunity presents itself. When he was asked which players he thought could be expected to make big impacts,

like Blackmon did last season when he was at Oklahoma State, Holgorsen didn’t have any specific names to give out just yet. He did give a road map of what it will take for one of the many WVU receivers who will see a lot of action this year to be able to have that kind of success in 2011. Surprisingly, it didn’t just come down to how much talent they have. “It’s all that stuff that doesn’t happen naturally,” he said. “You take guys who work at it, and you couple that with being smart and the maturity process and you never know what could happen.”

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West Virginia fullback Ryan Clarke talks with running backs coach Robert Gillespie during football practice on Saturday.

Brown said. “It’s good training for us. No excuses. We have to figure it out.” Last year’s point leader, senior-to-be Blake Miller, got the Mountaineers on the board in the fifth minute, scoring on a pass from sophomore-to-be forward Frances Silva, turning and putting it past the goalkeeper on the near post. A couple defensive breakdowns allowed the Panthers to come back and eventually take a 3-1 lead. West Virginia would cut it to 3-2, as it scored on an own-goal set up by junior-to-be forward Nicolette DeLaurentis. Even when her team loses, Izzo-Brown said that she tries to take something from it. She said, “I like it when we lose because it’s telling us where we have to be better.” The 15th-year coach was pleased with her new goalkeeper Sara Keane. “She’s getting better every game, but she just needs to be more consistent,” Izzo-Brown said. The team continues its spring season this weekend at the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center Soccer Invitational against Tennessee and Ohio on Saturday.

The West Virginia track and field team enjoyed another victory-filled weekend at the Texas Relays and Bennie Benson Invitational. Senior Chelsea Carrier, who has spent much of her 2011 campaign rewriting WVU record books, broke two more school records over the weekend. Carrier broke former-Mountaineer Pat Itanyi’s records in the heptathlon (5,684) and the 100-meter hurdles (13.20). Carrier’s 5,927 points were good enough for first place overall at the Texas Relays. “Chelsea continues to be a monster on the track,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “She’s a great runner and a great leader for our team.” While the runners were in Austin, Texas, the throwers were putting up strong performances in Pittsburgh.

“We had some real top finishers this weekend,” Cleary said. “We came out and performed well.” Junior Terina Miller took first in the hammer throw (50.60), good enough to qualify for the Big East Conference Championships. Sophomore Heather Adams and senior Brittany Fink also qualified for the conference championship in the hammer throw. Freshman Katlyn Shelar was the final Mountaineer to qualify for the conference championship, winning the pole vault (3.45 meters). “All around, we had a pretty good weekend,” Cleary said. “I hope this is a sign of things to come.” The Mountaineers will return to action this weekend, as they travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., to participate in the UNC Fast Times. derek.denneny@mail.wvu.edu


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Players from West Virginia and Wake Forest battle for a loose ball during the teams’ spring game this weekend.

WVU ties Wake Forest, loses to Navy at home by brad joyal sports writer

After defeating Penn State 2-1 last weekend, the West Virginia men’s soccer team went without a win in a doubleheader this weekend against Wake Forest and Navy. The Mountaineers were unable to muster much of an offensive presence, tying the Demon Deacons 0-0 before losing to Navy 3-0. West Virginia couldn’t come away with the victory in the tie with Wake Forest, but there were some high points the Mountaineers can hang their hat on. Early into the contest, the team’s defense was able to clear away two scoring opportunities off corner kicks which Wake Forest nearly capitalized on. The Mountaineers were able to create some of their own scoring chances, and successfully ran past Wake Forest’s back line to create opportunities. With intensity more reminiscent of a fall match between two powerhouse schools, neither team was able to score a goal. The spring season is a time for the team to begin meshing as a new team, with three se-

niors gone from last year’s team, many new Mountaineers have had the chance to gain valuable playing experience. Transfers Pat Eavenson, Greg Judge and Francis Molasoko were able to get acclimated with their new team. In the second game, with much of the team’s starters reserved from a year ago, the Mountaineers’ offense was again nonexistent. Unlike Wake Forest, Navy was able to penetrate through West Virginia’s back line to win 3-0. While Saturday’s showing fails to meet the team’s expectations, it did provide the chance for many players to gain experience. WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc has allowed many players which have never competed on a Division I-A level, their first taste of the action. Wake Forest is much improved from a year ago, when it went 8-9-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Navy posted a 7-5-4 record in the Patriot League last season. Both teams gave the Mountaineers an opportunity to compete and improve, heading into the fall season. brad.joyal@mail.wvu.edu

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LARGE 2/BR. KITCHEN APPLIANCES furnished. NO PETS. Downtown. Lease and deposit. Call: 304-685-6565. LARGE 2?BR. GREAT CONDITION. Conveniently located across bridge in Westover. 7/min. walk to Walnut PRT. C/CA. D/W. Free W/D. Storage Facilities. $395/person. All utilities included. 304-288-3308, LARGE 3/BR APT. IN QUIET SOUTHPark. Rent/incl utilis. W/D. On bus line. Short walk to downtown PRT & main campus. 304-292-5714. LARGE 3BR APTS. TOP OF HIGH ST. All utilities included. 304-292-7233. LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR DUPLEX apartment. Available Now. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $750/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225

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LOCATION SUNNYSIDE One 3/BR Apartment within 10 min. or less form Downtown campus or Stadium 304-692-0990 MATURE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO LIVE near Law School. This like-new building includes 2BR, 2Bath. $800/mo +utilities. No Pets. 304-685-9300.

S M I T H R E N TA L S , L L C 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent

NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834.

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ABSOLUTELY NO PETS WWW.PRETERENTAL.COM SIMA LLC, 1BB CREEK VIEW $700+UTIL 2BR Creek View $900-1050+util. sima.llc@comcast.net. 304-292-5232. SIX BEDROOM near all campuses. D/W, w/d, central air, offtreet parking. $400/each. Available May 2011. NO PETS 304-692-6549 SPACIOUS 2BR APARTMENT. SOUTH Walnut Street. AC. W/D. Gas, heat, garbage, and parking included. $680/month. Available June 1st. 304-288-2740. 304-291-6533.

UNFURNISHED HOUSES 2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo +utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS. Available July 1st. 304-290-1332. 3/BR, 2/BA C/AC. W/D. GAS, HEAT, deck/yard. Near airport. NO PETS. $900/mo plus utilities. 304-291-6533. 304-290-0548. 304-288-2740. 3BR, 2 BTH, $350per bedroom/mth & 1BR/EFF. 450/mth near hosp. plus utilites , lease, deposit no pets 304-594-1501 or 304-216-1355 4BR DUPLEX. 4 1/2 BATH. EACH BR walk in closet. All kitchen appliances. Dishwasher. Ample parking. Near Mon Hospital. $1600/month + utilities. 304-546-5549 or 304-552-9964

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ROOMMATES WANTED TO SHARE brand new home close to campus, shopping, interstate access. 2 rooms available. $550 utilities included. BuddyAguthrie@gmail.com 724-317-6188.

WANTED TO SUBLET SUBLEASE MAY-AUG. DISTRICT 1/BR of 4/BR. All utilities included. Fully furnished. $435/month. 304-904-1414

HOUSES FOR SALE 4 B/R 1 1/2 BATH Older 2 story house. 725 White Avenue. $75,000. Call Sam Muncy at 304-457-4531 QUALITY 3BR TOWNHOME OVERLOOKING golf course. $249,500. Missy Hartsell, Realtor, Houses & More Susan Miller, Broker 304-698-8877 or 304-329-4559. SPACIOUS 3BR DUPLEX MINUTES TO I-68 and campus. $235,000 Missy Hartsell, Realtor, Houses &More Susan Miller, Broker 304-698-8877 or 304-329-4559.

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5/BR, 2½BA WITH GARAGE. Near downtown campus. $2000/mo + utilities. 202-438-2900, 301-874-1810.

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ROOMS FOR RENT FOR 2011/2012 school year. House 1.2 miles from downtown campus. $400p/m + utilities. Call 740-503-8590 or 740-503-6490

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VERY NICE SPACIOUS 3-4/BR HOUSE. Walk to campus. NO PETS. W/D. $1000/mo. + Utilities. 304-290-5498. WHARF DISTRICT- 3BR, 2BR & 3BR HOUSES for rent. $350/person/month, includes gas,elec,water. W/D, off-street parking, large houses, big kitchens; 10min walk to campus. Avail. June 1st. Howard Hanna Premier Properties by Barbara Alexander, Owner/Broker, Independently Owned and Operated. 304-594-0115.

ROOMMATES 1-3 ROOMMATES, MALE, 4BR, 4BATH apt. Evansdale, $425/month, WD/DW, AC, Furn kitchen/living room. Parking. 1yr lease. Available May 15. 304-482-7919.

CAMP RANGER NEEDED FOR GIRL SCOUT Camp in Bruceton Mills, WV. Must have valid license. Clearances required. Ranger to live on site. Send resume to recruiting@gswpa.org. JERSEY SUBS - HIRING DAYTIME CASHIER 11-2p.m. Also cooks & drivers. All shifts. Experience preferred. Apply: 1756 Mileground. MAKE EXTRA CASH BOWLING, GOLFing, swimming, or exercising. Autistic teen needs peer appropriate companion for community based activities. Call 304-381-2100

Call Center Now Hiring Success . Opportunity. Apply in Person or Call Today! 2208 Industrial Park Rd. Morgantown WV. 26501

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SPEND THE SUMMER OUTSIDE! Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours is looking to expand its staff of great employees. All positions available from retail to river-guide. Experienced video boaters needed! Check out www.ohiopyletradingpost.com or call 724-329-1450 for more information.

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THE LAKEHOUSE NOW HIRING FOR summer jobs. Busy lake front restaurant. Great summer atmosphere! Hiring servers, cooks, hosts. Apply in person Wednesday-Sunday. 304-594-0088.

PIEROGI DINNERS $5 ST. MARYS CHURCH Star City. 4-630 take out available. March 16th, 23rd, and 30th, April 6th, 13th, and 20th.

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A&E SPORTS

Monday April 11, 2011

tony dobies sports editor

304-293-5092 304-293-5092 ext. ext. 23 |3DAsports@mail.wvu.edu | DAA&E@mail.wvu.edu CONTACT CONTACT USUS

WVU SWEEPS GEORGETOWN by brad joyal

Offense gives chance for all to contribute After an offseason of turmoil in the West Virginia football program, it was hard for the Mountaineers to know what to expect next. WVU’s entire offensive staff had left, and new coordinator and head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen had brought in his new attack. It was known as one of the best in the country – one that could be installed in a mind-boggling three days. At the time, it was exciting for fans. The future of the program was on solid ground for years to come, you surely thought. The future for some players at WVU was not so certain, though. In fact, some were worried they might not have a place in Holgorsen’s offense. Holgorsen’s offense uses multiple receivers and running backs. It isn’t known for the use of tight ends and fullbacks, however. Under former offensive coordinator Jeff Mullen, those two positions became more popular, especially near the end of last season as WVU tried to out-tough opponents with bigger backs after using its speedy backs for so many years. That put players like tight end Tyler Urban and fullback Matt Lindamood in a tough spot. It seems, however, that Holgorsen is building his system this year around the talent he has to utilize – players like Urban and Lindamood. Urban, the Mountaineers’ most veteran tight end, who

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sports writer

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Sophomore outfielder Brady Wilson dives back into first base in Friday’s game.

Behind three strong pitching performances, the West Virginia baseball team opened its Big East Conference home slate with a sweep of Georgetown this weekend. The Mountaineers (20-14, 6-3) gave up just seven runs against the Hoyas (18-16, 1-8) in the three-game sweep to jump up to a tie for third place in the Big East standings. Georgetown is in last place in the conference following this weekend. WVU was able to throw strikes consistently, allowing

only six walks in the series. “You can’t ask for much more than what we got this weekend,” said WVU head coach Greg Van Zant. On Friday, redshirt freshman left-hander Marshall Thompson did not disappoint in his first career Big East start, striking out 10 in 7.2 innings. Thompson was able to overcome two runs in the first inning and settled in nicely to only allow four hits in a 4-3 win. Pitching was the team’s strong point on Saturday, as well, when true freshman lefthander Harrison Musgrave pitched a three-hit complete game in the 4-0 victory. The

gem was the Bridgeport, W.Va. native’s second complete game of the season. Senior pitcher Andy Berry gave the Mountaineers six innings of consistent strikes, allowing four runs on seven hits with no walks allowed on Sunday in a 6-4 win. “Every time you have success, it helps your confidence,” Van Zant said. “We know that if we get the pitching, we have a chance. We have enough solid bats in the lineup and play strong defensively. If the pitching is there, we have a serious chance.”

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Mountaineer receivers adjust to new offense BY MICHAEL CARVELLI SPORTS WRITER

West Virginia offensive coordinator and head coach-inwaiting Dana Holgorsen is no stranger to seeing wide receivers blossom into superstars in his offense. Take Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon, for example. After catching just 20 passes in his redshirt freshman year when Holgorsen came to Oklahoma State, Blackmon went off for more than 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns en route to being named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Now that Holgorsen’s explosive offense has been implemented in Morgantown, everyone wants to know which Mountaineer will be the next Blackmon. But, the truth is, not even WVU’s new offensive mastermind knows who it will be yet. “You can’t tell,” Holgorsen said. “Over the course of spring, we’ll be able to figure out who we feel like can develop and who can’t.” By looking at last season,

the obvious favorite to be the one to have a breakout campaign this year is junior inside receiver Tavon Austin. Coming off a year in which he was named second-team All-Big East Conference, Austin’s ability to make plays in space is something that will benefit him in the new system. In addition, he won’t have to worry about what his role on the team will be, after a lot of speculation in the offseason that he would be spending more time in the backfield in 2011. “We’re not having anybody play two positions. He is settled at inside receiver, and I think that’s where he belongs,” Holgorsen said. “We will get him good at that and try to get him good at being a return guy.” But Austin isn’t the only receiver who can make plays. In fact, with the first two weeks of spring practice in the books, this looks like it could be one of the deeper receiving corps the school has had

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Junior inside receiver Tavon Austin looks to make a move after catching a pass during practice on Saturday.

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The DA 04-11-2011  

The April 11 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper

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