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“Little good is accomplished without controversy, and no civic evil is ever defeated without publicity.”


Monday October 24, 2011

Volume 125, Issue 46

Law panel to discuss career alternatives


DEJA ‘CUSE “We knew what we were getting ourselves into. They beat us today on all three sides of the ball. They outplayed us and outcoached us. It’s as simple as that.” — West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen

by mackenzie mays city editor

The West Virginia University College of Law and the Women’s Law Caucus will host a panel discussion today at noon in the Davis Gallery that will offer alternative career options for students pursuing a law degree. Jennifer Powell, assistant dean for Career Services, said the event will encourage students to “actively investigate” all of their employment options in and around the legal field through the use of self-exploration and personal interest. “We have a number of students who are interested in exploring how they can use their law degree to obtain other professional positions,” Powell said. “Law students possess a number of skills that can easily be translated into other careers, including excellent analytical skills, strong research skills and the ability to communicate persuasively.” The panel will feature a variety of speakers who hold law degrees from Jodi Cunningham, sales executive for LexisNexis, to Anna Carrier, owner of The Cupcakerie. “Students will have the opportunity to hear from law graduates who are working in a number of different fields to learn how those graduates either successfully transitioned or began alternative careers after graduating from law school,” Powell said. “We hope the variety of alternative careers presented will give students a number of interesting examples to learn how those panelists came to choose the careers they have. Students typically like these types of panels, as they give real life examples of career choices and transformation.”

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Pharmacy students celebrate American Pharmacists Month West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith and the offense were on the field for just 24:05 compared to the Orange’s 35:55 in Friday’s 49-23 loss.

by lacey palmer staff writer

Syracuse blows out No. 24 WVU behind offensive outburst


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Eain Smith reacts after a Syracuse score in Friday’s 49-23 loss to the Orange.

FIRST QUARTER SYRACUSE 7, WVU 0 (4:15) Ryan Nassib 3-yard touchdown pass to Nick Provo. Syracuse 7, wvu 3 (1:06) Tyler Bitancurt 27-yard field goal. SECOND QUARTER Syracuse 14, wvu 3 (10:13) Ryan Nassib 1-yard touchdown run. Syracuse 14, wvu 9 (8:41) Geno Smith 64-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey. syracuse 21, wvu 9 (8:28) Dorian Graham 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. THIRD QUARTER syracuse 21, wvu 16 (10:07) Shawne Alston 1-yard touchdown run . syracuse 28, wvu 16 (7:21) Ryan Nassib 29-yard touchdown pass to to David Stevens. syracuse 35, wvu 16 (0:18) Ryan Nassib 10-yard pass touchdown pass to Nick Provo. FOURTH QUARTER syracuse 42, wvu 16 (11:29) Ryan Nassib 5-yard touchdown pass to Nick Provo. syracuse 42, wvu 23 (9:18) Geno Smith 25-yard touchdown pass to Brad Starks. syracuse 49, wvu 23 (5:26) Antwon Bailey 3-yard touchdown run.


The No. 24 West Virginia football team fell to Syracuse for the second consecutive year for the first time since the 2001-02 seasons. Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib threw for 229 yards and four touchdowns in the victory, while tight end Nick Provo finished with three touchdowns. Read more from Friday’s game against Syracuse in Sports.

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October is American Pharmacists Month, and for West Virginia University pharmacy students, that means a month full of guest speakers, informative lectures and other activities following this year’s theme of “Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist”. “One of the main purposes of Pharmacy Month is to make people aware so that they speak with their pharmacist about their medications and ask any medication questions that they may have,” said Amy Newton, director of public relations and alumni affairs for the WVU School of Pharmacy. “Pharmacy month is an opportunity to promote our profession and celebrate pharmacists in all areas of pharmacy,” said pharmacy student Cory Weaver. Weaver and Sarah Grubb are pharmacy students who have organized events from an inter-class flag football tournament, to a Bartlett House canned food drive across campus to promote Pharmacy Month. “The flag football tournament gives everyone an opportunity to make friends between classes and escape from the stress of school and exams,” Weaver said. An American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Clinical Skills Competition was also held, which acted as an interactive, teambased competition of the pharmacy students’ skills.

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English professor conducts study on linguistic patterns of Appalachia by lydia nuzum

associate city editor

A team of graduate student researchers led by West Virginia University Professor Kirk Hazen have received a $239,742 grant to study sociolinguistic patterns in the Appalachian region. Hazen, a professor in the WVU Department of English and director of the West Virginia Dialect Project, served as a professor at North Carolina State

University, where he helped contribute to the North Carolina Language and Life Project, which gathered research information on the language varieties and related cultural traditions of the state. “That was a big effort to help preserve some of the rich heritage of the state and to teach people about how language works,” Hazen said.” When I came to WVU, I hoped to start something very similar.”

The West Virginia Dialect Project began in 1998 as an effort to understand language variation in Appalachia. Hazen said the project collects qualitative data, including personal interviews and attempts to analyze the language of contemporary Appalachia. “A number of traditional dialect features that were stigmatized have declined since World War II,” Hazen said. “Ones that are not socially noticed have not

declined at all. We’ve managed to draw a number of conclusions on how things are changing or not changing.” Hazen said a more scientifically geared research project began in 2007 to understand dialect changes in the region. The current grant awarded through the National Science Foundation will go to this research, he said, which is a 12-year project conducted in three stages. The first stage of the proj-

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ect, which involved conducting a number of oral interviews with native West Virginians, has been completed. The project is now in its second stage. “The second stage is more about acoustically analyzing the sounds produced and trying to fit the different dialect regions of West Virginia into the larger national map,” Hazen said. Hazen said that after the initial project, he hopes to even-

tually gather data from each county in West Virginia. “Someday we hope to gather people from every county in order to have an even distribution,” Hazen said. “Right now, we have people from the northern part of the state and from the southern part of the state, so we’ve been able to make a geographic distinction, but nothing

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Monday October 24, 2011


Torch cams to give masses views from Lady Liberty NEW YORK (AP) — Give me your tired, your poor – your Internet-connected masses yearning to see. Lady Liberty is getting high-tech gifts for her 125th birthday: webcams on her torch that will let viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time. The five torch cams are to be switched on Friday during a ceremony to commemorate the dedication of the Statue of Liberty on Oct. 28, 1886. The ceremony caps a week of events centered around the historic date, including the debut of a major museum exhibition about poet Emma Lazarus, who helped bring the monument renown as the “Mother of Exiles.� The statue’s webcams will offer views from the torch that have been unavailable to the public since 1916, said Stephen A. Briganti, the president of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc. “The statue is the most famous symbol in the world,� he said. “Most of the people in the world have seen it, but they have not seen it like this. It will be a visit that so many people, including New Yorkers, have never taken before.� Through the webcams, Internet users around the world will have four views, including a high-quality, 180-degree stitched panorama of the harbor with stunning views of Ellis and Governors islands. They will be able to watch as ships go by Liberty Island and ob-

serve as the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center goes up floor-by-floor in lower Manhattan. They can get a fish-eye look at the torch itself as it glows in the night. The five cameras, which will be on 24 hours, seven days a week, were donated to the National Park Service by Earthcam Inc., a New Jersey-based company that manages webcams around the world. The cameras put viewers on the balcony of the torch and high above the crown, said Brian Cury, the founder of Earthcam. “This is not your dad’s picture of the Statue of Liberty,� he said. “This is not a view from a tourist helicopter. This is unique.� Friday’s ceremony also will be marked by a water flotilla, actress Sigourney Weaver reading Lazarus’ poem and a naturalization ceremony for 125 candidates for citizenship representing over 40 countries. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, with ferry service available between Manhattan and Liberty Island. The interior of the statue – from the pedestal down to the museum base – will close after the 125th celebration for up to a year so that stairwells, elevators and mechanical systems can be upgraded. The park itself will remain open to visitors. The statue, designed by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, was given by the French government to the U.S. as a token of friendship between the



really fine-grained.� Participants in the study are native West Virginians whose parents are also natives of the state, and are evenly grouped by age, gender and region. Hazen’s studies focus on linguistics, which is the scientific study of language; including its forms, meaning and context.

Gretchen Garofoli, clinical assistant professor for the WVU Department of Clinical Pharmacy, said the monthlong celebration gives the community an inside look at what pharmacists strive to do through their careers. “The purpose of American Pharmacy Month is really to promote what pharmacists are doing all year round and to raise awareness. A lot of

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two countries and dedicated by President Grover Cleveland. And while today it is known as a symbol of liberty for millions of refugees and exiles, initially the famous sonnet by Lazarus in the voice of the statue asking for “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free� did not appear on the statue. It was not until 1903 that “The New Colossus� was placed on the pedestal. Lazarus is the subject of a new exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan, which has views of Lady Liberty. It’s to open Wednesday to coincide with the anniversary of the statue’s dedication. Curator Melissa Martens said Lazarus was born into the fourth generation of a Jewish family in New York prominent since colonial times. “They were some of the early people to articulate the Jewish experience in dialogue with the challenges of freedom and religious liberty,� she said. Featuring over 83 original objects from 27 institutions and individuals, “Poet of Exiles� is the first full-fledged artifact exhibit at a major museum to robustly explore the life of Lazarus, from her work as an advocate for immigrants fleeing the Russian pogroms of the early 1880s to her pioneering support for a Jewish homeland. Lazarus died in 1887 at age 38 from Hodgkin’s disease, never having known her poem would be united with the Statue The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor from a camera mounted in its torch, in New York. of Liberty. the events during Pharmacy Month are internal, with the flag football, and many lecturers speaking to our students, but also, our students did participate in the Morgantown Health Expo at the Morgantown Mall at the end of September,� Garofoli said. “We had a lot of different services that we offered there. We did blood glucose screenings, cholesterol screenings and blood pressure screenings.�


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Jerry West grew up in Chelyan, a town of several hundred in southern West Virginia. He describes himself as shy and introverted growing up, as well as determined to play basketball. He led the West Virginia University basketball team in one of its most successful times, became an Olympic Gold medalist, and then the symbol of the National Basketball Association as he thrived on the court as a player and off as a coach and general manager. But, he says, there were torments and dark days, as there so often are in the lives of the talented. West will sit down and discuss with his alma mater what it was like when the sun shined on him and when its rays were absent from his life. Called a confession and painful by reviewers, Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autobiography gives readers an inside glimpse of the man who entranced the American sports world for years. This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event through the WVU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Books signed are limited to 2 per person. No other items or memorabilia will be signed at this event.



San Francisco uses complex rankvote system in mayoral race SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Karla Jones knows that voting in the upcoming election for San Francisco mayor wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be as simple as completing the arrow next to one name. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to pick a first, second and thirdchoice candidate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more choices to make and now youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get to know three of them,â&#x20AC;? Jones said on the first day City Hall opened for early voting in the Nov. 8 election for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mayor, district attorney and sheriff. Jones was there to pick up some brochures that explain the ranked-choice voting system â&#x20AC;&#x201C; also known as the instant runoff â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so she could better understand the process before returning to cast her vote. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good for the city in terms of cost, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harder on the voter,â&#x20AC;? Jones said with a sigh. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to go home and study now.â&#x20AC;? Some two dozen cities across the country have adopted or are considering ranked-choice as a means to curb costly runoffs and widen the candidate field, including Minneapolis, Portland, Maine, Telluride, Colo., Santa Fe, N.M., and Memphis, Tenn. San Franciscans adopted it


Continued from page 1 Powell said by learning from personal real world stories, students will not only have the chance to consider their options, but have the opportunity to design a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Plan Bâ&#x20AC;? if they were to ever have a change of heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students will likely learn that there are a number of lawyers who are dissatisfied with the practice of law,â&#x20AC;?

by proposition in 2002, hoping to save an estimated $15 million in runoff costs over 10 years. But this is the first competitive election in which it could make a difference in the final tabulation. Former Mayor Gavin Newsom won re-election in 2007 with more than 70 percent of the vote, eliminating any need to start counting secondand third-choice votes. Mayor Ed Lee, the city administrator who became interim mayor in January when Newsom was elected lieutenant-governor, is the frontrunner in all the polls. If he wins, Lee would become the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first Asian-American mayor. With the backing of two of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former mayors, Willie Brown and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, as well as Chinatown powerbroker Rose Pak, he is the man to beat. Yet Lee must have 50 percent-plus-one vote to take command of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spectacular beaux-arts seat of power. If he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, the ranked-choice system kicks in. Voters are allowed to select up to three candidates for a single office. If no candidate receives a majority of first-choice selections, the last-place can-

didate is eliminated and voters who chose that candidate have their votes transferred to their second-choice candidate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a process that repeats until one candidate receives more than 50 percent. To win under such a system, the winning candidate needs to have both a strong core of support to bring in top rankings and a broad base of support to secure enough No. 2 and No. 3 spots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;RCV is very empowering as it gives the voters the ultimate say as to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to them: It could be ethnicity, it could be the environment or development,â&#x20AC;? said Gautam Dutta, an election lawyer who specializes in the system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s extremely liberating. It puts a lot of power in the hands of the voters.â&#x20AC;? Joanna Rees, one of 16 mayoral candidates, is a City Hall outsider without a big machine behind her. The tiered system, however, could allow the venture capitalist to move up the ranks if she gets enough No. 2 or No. 3 votes in subsequent rounds of tabulation. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one reason sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s knocked on some 270,000 doors since January.

Powell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hope this panel will give those students some information about how they can make smart career choices for themselves to avoid such dissatisfaction and help them identify alternatives if they later become dissatisfied with the practice of law.â&#x20AC;? WVU Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law Caucus President Kayde Cappellari said though the event is open to all students and has a central goal of addressing issues concerning the strug-

gling job market, it will especially focus on women in the field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is an event that was created due to the increased talk among students about the job market and what students are going to do after graduation,â&#x20AC;? Cappellari said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The panelists are all women by design. The event is geared to address the concerns, issues and successes that women have had in their career choices with a law degree. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for women to hear and understand what an opportunity it is to have a law degree and how they can capitalize on their degree from other women that have done just that.â&#x20AC;? Cappellari said she hopes the event will open the minds of students and help them become more optimistic about their future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a need to allow people to see that there are more choices than the obvious one. To study law is more than just becoming a good trial lawyer or a good fit for a law firm. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about becoming leaders through an intimate understanding of how the laws that guide and protect our country work,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This knowledge translates into many opportunities for law students and lawyers. Often, though, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to see the trees for the forest, unless someone points them out.â&#x20AC;?



Monday October 24, 2011


Comedians Cohen, Hammond entertain WVUp All Night crowd by Rebecca Lebherz a&e correspondent

National touring comedians Troy Hammond and Chris Cohen had students in hysterics during WVUp All Night’s Comedy Caravan in the Side Pocket of the Mountainlair at West Virginia University Thursday. Hammond, who is known as the galaxy’s funniest blind guy, and Cohen, who hopes to become famous in the next six decades, are both from Columbus, Ohio. The Comedy Caravan takes place once a month for WVUp All Night on Thursday nights. “They were so funny. I think they are one of the best so far,” said Corey Hartman, a junior pre-medical laboratory science student at WVU. Cohen’s routine included jokes about America’s holiday

traditions, being white trash, his family and Justin Bieber. The common theme of drinking supported most of his jokes, which students didn’t seem to mind, as they enjoyed beers alongside Cohen. Hartman said Cohen was very suitable for a college crowd because of all the dirty humor. “What a nice smelling group,” Hammond said. When Hammond took the stage, he said it was good to be back at WVU. “I like to perform at colleges, because you people can keep up,” Hammond said. The comedian – who was well aware he looked like Ozzy Osbourne at a Jimmy Buffet show – told the audience he went blind from glaucoma in 1986. He said being a traveling comedian has been a great way

to experience America. Hammond has performed alongside such acts as Dave Chappelle and Drew Carey. When he is not on stage making people laugh, the multitalented comedian is a motivational speaker, actor and writer. “I love that he was kind of a hippie. He would be good for all ages; anyone would find him funny,” Hartman said. Hammond, who has spent two-thirds of his life totally blind, had no problem making jokes at his own expense. His material about the Monica Lewinsky scandal had the crowd cracking up. “The media painted such a vivid picture, I could see it,” Hammond said. He also shared experiences with dating and relationships. “I was stuck on a blind date once and, boy, was she sur-

prised,” Hammond said. The audience erupted in laughter over these punch lines and many more, giving Hammond a sense of gratitude. He said it is weird having people actually pay attention, especially when there is no cover charge. “I am not used to people being this polite,” Hammond said. He went on to share stories of his mishaps and wacky adventures touring the U.S. as a blind comedian. Hammond wrapped up his act with a bit of advice for WVU students to take home. “It’s not that hard to treat people the way you want to be treated,” he said. The next WVUp All Night Comedy Caravan is scheduled for Nov. 10. daa&

Comedians Chris Cohen and Troy Hammond (above) entertained students at the Mountainlair’s Side Pocket at WVUp All Night Friday.

The Greens headline Amizade 17th anniversary benefit concert Friday by Rebecca Lebherz A&E Correspondent

Local band The Greens headlined a benefit concert to promote the nonprofit organization Amizade Friday night at the Morgantown Brewing Company. The occasion was also a celebration of Amizade’s 17th birthday. Appetizers were provided by Amizade. Amizade means “friendship” in Portuguese. It is a global service-learning and volunteer organization that connects students and faculty all over the world.

“We’re celebrating our biggest year ever. Over 500 students were placed, with more West Virginia University students than any other school,” said Brandon Blache-Cohen executive director of Amizade. Local acoustic band Room 217 opened the show. They covered a variety of popular songs such as Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” Sublime’s “What I Got” and of course John Denver’s “Country Roads” as well as a few originals. Chloe Detrick, a junior public relations student at WVU and intern for Amizade,

said both Room 217 and The Greens were really excited to play pro bono for the event. “The Greens bring a lot of people in, so we were really excited to have them,” Detrick said. The goal of the benefit concert was not so much for fundraising, but to raise awareness about the organization around the WVU campus, Detrick said. “It’s amazing; we try so much to get our name out there, it’s surprising when people haven’t heard of us,” Blache-Cohen said. The Greens, a high-energy

rock band with upbeat jazz infusions took the stage. They began their performance as a power trio, but were joined shortly after by two trombones and a saxophone player. “They have an awesome sound,” said Trey Goff Service learning coordinator for Amizade. The Greens played mostly original songs. Their songs had big instrumental buildups played with impressive speed that got the crowd dancing. Loyal fans in the front of the dance floor were blown away by The Greens’ power-

ful rhythms. According to Goff, Amizade is about to place their 5,000th volunteer and has logged over 150,000 hours of community service. Jana Blach, a second year WVU graduate student majoring in French, said Amizade has opened her eyes to what types of study abroad programs are out there. “It’s amazing, because it gives you so much more of a unique, personal experience,” Blach said. “It made me realize there is a lot more to this word than basic study abroad.” Amizade partners with nine

non-traditional study abroad countries including Bolivia, Tanzania, Ghana, Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico and Poland. Students can earn course credits through the study abroad trips, but you don’t have to be a student to travel abroad with Amizade. To learn more about Amizade, visit, or stop by the office, located in Stansbury Hall, on the Downtown WVU campus. Judging by the Brew Pub’s packed house, the benefit concert was a great success. daa&

‘Paranormal Activity 3’ scares up record $54 million debut this weekend LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Paranormal Activity 3” didn’t just go bump in the night. It made a ton of noise at the box office with a record-setting, $54 million opening. The third film in Paramount Pictures’ low-budget fright franchise, which was No. 1 at the box office, had the biggest debut ever for a horror movie, according to Sunday studio estimates. It broke the previous record part two set a year ago with $40.7 million. It’s also the biggest opening ever for an October release, topping the $50.35 million Paramount’s “Jackass 3D” made last year. “Paranormal Activity 3” is actually a prequel, with the discovery of disturbing homemovie footage from 1988. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who made the creepy documentary “Catfish,” took

over directing duties this time. Don Harris, Paramount’s president of distribution, said the studio hoped part three would simply perform better than part two. The first “Paranormal Activity,” with its reported $15,000 budget, became a phenomenon in 2009 through midnight screenings and word of mouth. Harris believes this installment did so well because it’s actually the best movie of the three. He noted that it appealed to an older crowd, with 47 percent over the age of 25 compared to 40 percent for “Paranormal Activity 2.” Strong reviews also helped, he said, including a rave from Time magazine. And fundamentally, horror movies simply play better in a packed theater. “Ultimately, it gets back to why there’s still a theatrical

business, why people still go to the movies,” Harris said. “We want to laugh in a group, we want to be scared in a group, people like to cry in a group in the dark where nobody can see them crying. It’s all the reason movie theaters exist and this genre has always been front and center.” Paul Dergarabedian, boxoffice analyst for Hollywood. com, said he was expecting “Paranormal Activity 3” to come in around $35 million for the weekend, simply because most newcomers have been underperforming this fall. “This brand is as solid as the ‘Twilight’ brand or the ‘Jackass’ brand. There are certain brands that just transcend any kind of box-office rhyme or reason. They just resonate,” Dergarabedian said. “These are shot in someone’s house, they look

‘60s folk musicians Seeger, Guthrie join Occupy Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) — Folk music legend Pete Seeger and `60s folk singer Arlo Guthrie joined Occupy Wall Street demonstrators Friday in their campaign against corporate greed while residents near the protest park encampment pushed to regain some peace and quiet in their neighborhood. Seeger joined in the Occupy Wall Street protest Friday night, replacing his banjo with two canes as he marched with throngs of people in New York City’s tony Upper West Side past banks and shiny department stores. The 92-year-old Seeger, accompanied by musiciangrandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger, composer David Amram, and bluesman Guy Davis, shouted out the verses of protest anthems as the crowd of about 1,000 people sang and chanted. They marched peace-

fully over more than 30 blocks from Symphony Space, where the Seegers and other musicians performed, to Columbus Circle. Police watched from the sidelines. Occupy Wall Street began a month ago in lower Manhattan among a few young people, and has grown to tens of thousands around the country and the world. A recent Associated Press-GfK poll says more than one-third of the country supports the Wall Street protesters, and even more 58 percent - say they are furious about America’s politics. But the encampment at Zuccotti Park has become more than a tolerable nuisance, some neighborhood residents say. At a meeting Thursday, they complained of protesters urinating in the streets and beating drums in the middle of the night. Some called for the

protesters to vacate the park. The area’s community board voted unanimously for a resolution that recognized the protesters’ First Amendment rights while calling for a crackdown on noise and public urination and defecation. U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and state Sen. Daniel Squadron said in a statement that the resolution was “an attempt to establish a sensible framework that respects the protesters’ fundamental rights while addressing the very real quality of life concerns for residents and businesses around Zuccotti Park.”

like they’re shot with a home video recorder, and people just relate to it.” Last week’s No. 1 release, the futuristic boxing robot adventure “Real Steel,” fell to second place. It made $11.3 million for a domestic total of $67.2 million. Worldwide, the Disney movie has grossed $153.3 million. Among the other new releases this week, Summit Entertainment’s 3-D version of “The Three Musketeers” came in fourth place with $8.8 million. And Universal’s “Johnny English Reborn,” a sequel to the 2003 spy parody starring Rowan Atkinson, opened at No. 8 with $3.8 million. But it’s already a huge hit internationally, having made $104.5 million so far. In limited release, the critically acclaimed psycholog-


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Troops should also leave Afghanistan President Barack Obama announced Friday that by year’s end, all U.S. troops in Iraq will come home. While this announcement serves as much-needed relief for many Americans, the question remains: Why aren’t troops being pulled out of Afghanistan? It is time for our government to stop wasting valuable resources abroad while they are needed at home. Although President Obama announced that troops in Af-

ghanistan will be out by December 2014, that isn’t soon enough. Too many Americans have been killed and many more injured, not to mention the amount of tax dollars spent during the wars. According to the Center for Defense Information, the total cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will have reached $1.29 trillion by the end of this year – enough is enough. Some argue that pulling out of Afghanistan would be disre-

spectable to the brave soldiers who have lost their lives in the conflict. But, now Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks has been killed, what other reason do we have to remain there? Sure, there may be terrorists in the region who are training and planning future attacks, but spending billions of dollars a year on a “war on terror” is just not a feasible way to stop them. By putting our country in massive debt and weaken-

ing the financial stability of our nation, the terrorists have achieved a victory in some way. It is now time to focus on the home front. Even if democracy could be forced on other countries (which it can’t), it isn’t the responsibility of the U.S. to ensure it. We cannot police the world. Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently stated that if the U.S. and Pakistan were to go to war, the Afghani government would support Pakistan. Pres-

ident Karzai’s comment blatantly tells the world of his distaste for American presence in Afghanistan. If the Afghans don’t want us there, and the majority of Americans don’t want us there, then we should not be there. Waiting until 2014 to pull out our troops is unacceptable. The conflict in Afghanistan is already America’s longest war. Let the Afghan people govern and police themselves.

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Medical marijuana is a matter of state government danielle faipler columnist

Recently, federal prosecutors warned large-scale medical marijuana dispensaries in California they would be shut down for falsely claiming to follow California regulations. It is believed the dispensaries are taking advantage of the sick and forcing users with a legitimate medical need into illegitimate business, while users without serious medical conditions are the main targets. The goal of federal prosecutors is to ensure compliance with the federal government’s Controlled Substances Act, which categorizes drugs into five schedules based on their medicinal value, potential for abuse and level of safeness. Marijuana is in schedule one, which categorizes drugs with the potential for the most abuse and the least amount of medicinal value. A study conducted by the Institute of Medicine has shown that the active components in marijuana are effectual in the treatment of pain, nausea, vomiting, cancer/AIDs-related diseases and loss of appetite. Also the drug has shown effective in reducing eye pressure for patients with glaucoma, all of which disproves the claim that marijuana has no medicinal value. Even though the federal government wants to protect the rights of sickly patients and control the use and distribution of marijuana, the conduct of dispensaries should be a matter of state and local government. The federal government should back off until the use and distribution of marijuana seriously affects California economically and civilly. But, under the U.S. Constitution, California should tighten reg-

ulations of dispensaries to comply with the Controlled Substances Act. The case at hand deals with the discrepancies between the state and federal governments. Under the Constitution, the federal government is superior to state and local governments. State governments are treated as administrative agents, serving the goals of the federal government. For this reason, California has to serve the federal government’s Controlled Substances Act before they can serve Proposition 215, which is the law exempting doctors and patients from marijuana prohibition laws in the state of California. With the passing of this law in 1996, dispensaries emerged where marijuana-prescribed patients could have access to the drug, and due to the fact that marijuana is a cash crop, it was only a matter of time before for-profit dispensaries became involved in the market. California should limit where dispensaries should be located to restrict access to underage persons, such as away from neighborhoods and school zones, and limit the size of dispensaries. Advertisement of dispensaries cannot be regulated unless proven to intentionally cause chaos in the area the dispensary is located, due to the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. If California makes an effort to control marijuana, the federal government should not have any reason to step in, unless seriously needed due to an increased crime rate and downturn in California’s economy. The Los Angeles Times found reported crime rates were actually lower around marijuana dispensaries. A Santa Monica-based research organization shut down marijuana dispensaries and found that the crime rate was higher than when dispensaries were open. There was a


A family walks past a closed down medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles. 59 percent increase in crime within three-tenths of a mile of a dispensary, and within sixtenths of a mile, there was a 24 percent increase in crime. Researchers acknowledge a margin of error in the study, but the study indicates further investigation of dispensaries is needed to determine whether security measures making it safe for patients to obtain mar-

ijuana benefits the community as well. The sale of marijuana is also predicted to help California’s economy, not hinder it. Marijuana is the number one cash crop in California, followed by grapes. The state brings in an estimated $7.3 billion a year, and $200 million comes from sales tax on medical marijuana.

If the federal government continues to raid or shut down medical marijuana dispensaries, ill patients will be tempted to partake in illegal dealings, because it would allow them easier access to the drug. It is their right to have legal access to something that is legally theirs. Every other business in America is entitled to this – the medical mar-

ijuana business should not be excluded. If the federal government was truly concerned with protecting the rights of sick patients, it would require California to adhere to the Controlled Substances Act and impose stricter rules on dispensaries before trying to shut down only the ones making $15 million in eight months.

Global warming should still be a topic for discussion miriam geronimus the daily princetonian uwire

In a recent New York Times article, environmental journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal asked, “Where did global warming go?” It is the question of a confused and frustrated person who was hopeful about climate change mitigation in 2008 but has lately become more pessimistic. In many ways, her feelings echo mine. Both politicians and the public seem less concerned with climate change than they were three years ago, and governmental action seems unlikely in the near future. While this can partially be attributed to the powerful fossil-fuel lobby and the economic recession, I think a large part of the problem stems from the way we talk about climate change. Climate scientist and Princeton professor Robert Socolow


addressed this in an essay published last month. Socolow’s main claim to fame in the climate world is a 2004 paper that argued that, contrary to popular belief at the time, it was possible to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions for the next 50 years using technologies we already had. Though no technology was sufficient on its own, we could achieve this goal if we combined seven technologies. (Disclaimer: My thesis advisor, Stephen Pacala, coauthored this paper.) Many climate scientists and activists greeted this paper with excitement. Here was a precise, doable plan for the next 50 years. Surely the government and the public would take heed. In his recent essay, Socolow mused on why his paper failed to galvanize action. Mainly he sees this as a failure of communication, and I think there is truth to what he says. The current rhetoric is both divisive and alienating. Many

skeptics refer to climate advocates (both scientists and activists) as global warming alarmists. Activists, on the other hand, dismiss skeptics as climate deniers and idiots. Certainly, this is not a productive way to have a conversation. The thing is, both camps are correct. There is uncertainty in the science and as a result, climate models predict a variety of possible future scenarios. These scenarios include both extremes – situations where carbon emissions do not have much environmental impact (for a while, that is) and situations where the world spirals out of control with a fivemeter sea level rise by 2100, massive drought and flooding, human conflict over resources and ultimately massive human mortality. More likely is a middle scenario, with significant harmful effects that are not of such apocalyptic magnitudes. The problem is, it is hard to predict exactly where the threshold levels are. We know that increased carbon dioxide levels

will have certain effects, we just don’t know when exactly those effects will materialize. Scientists and activists seem reticent to mention uncertainty or that the more stable scenario is possible (though I will add unlikely). They fear that doing so will lead to inaction. But, rather than spurring action, the “alarmist” approach has opened the door for skeptics to poke holes in the story and to accuse climate scientists of lying or distorting the data. A different approach, as proposed by Socolow, would be to present climate change as a risk, rather than as a doomsday prophecy lurking around the corner. In doing so, scientists and activists would acknowledge that the scenario painted by skeptics is plausible (in the short term – at some point, our emissions will catch up with us), thus at least somewhat neutralizing that argument. Climate scientists and activists would seem reasonable and trustworthy rather

than extremist. And if we told Americans that there is a small chance greenhouse gas emissions might have little effect over the next 100 years, an equally small chance that these emissions could be catastrophic, and a big chance that these emissions would cause very severe (but not catastrophic) problems, I think most would rather play it safe. We could get past this stalemate of “he said, she said.” But the issues addressed by Socolow are not the only problems with climate change communication. Part of the problem stems from how we talk about the environment more generally. Climate change and environmentalist rhetoric often pits humans against or outside of the environment. We must “save” the planet. Though dramatic expressions may rouse some, I believe that this strategy is actually alienating to many. No one wants to save the planet – or even cute polar bears – if it is at the expense of oneself or one’s

family. No one wants to save the planet by destroying the economy. Skeptics often warn that our focus on climate change distracts attention and resources from alleviating world poverty. But the truth is, we are part of the system and our rhetoric and policy should both reflect that. Alarmist scenarios are so alarming because of how they affect people and societies, not merely because of how they impact animals or plants. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, the problems of the developing world such as drought, hunger, poverty and conflict will only get worse. As one of my EEB professors explains, the world is not made up of ecosystems, it is made up of social-ecological systems in which we affect the environment and the environment affects us. It is not us or the environment. It is us and the environment. By saving the planet, we are saving ourselves.





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RESUME 911 helps students improve their resume. It takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor atrium of the Business & Economics Building.


THE SOCIETY OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONALS focuses on networking and professional development for student interested in careers in the environmental field. They meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in room 1030 of the South Agricultural Sciences Building.


THE MORGANTOWN CHESS CLUB meets from 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church at 100 Cobun Ave. Meetings will not be held the last Thursday of every month. For more information, visit


THE PNC PRACTICUM PROGRAM – ECONOMIC SEMINAR SERIES presents Marco Airaudo of Drexel University. It will be held in room 441 of the Business & Economics Building at 3:30 p.m. For more information, email william.trumbull@


THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA meets at 5 p.m. in 205 Martin Hall. 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 or visit 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 RIFLE CLUB meets from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room 311 of the Shell Building. For more information, email Abbey at or Bob at 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 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, email

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-293-2311 or visit NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. 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. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email or call 304-599-5020. 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 to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-on-one community-based and school-based mentoring programs. To volunteer, contact Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext.

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104 or email 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 email rfh@ 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 trella. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Monongalia room of the Mountainlair from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday. THE CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the Mountainlair from noon to 2 p.m every Tuesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. 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, visit 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. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit or call 304-293-5811. 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. 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, visit NEW GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the WELLWVU: Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. The groups include Get More Out of Life, Understanding Self and Others, Insomnia Group, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Adult Children of Dysfunctional Parents and Transfer Students: Get Started on the Right Foot. For more information call 304-293-4431 or email

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you might want to steer a steady ship, but the surprises keep coming. You will process your feelings and learn to move through your moods. It is from this constant flow that you will find stability. Communication sometimes is stilted, and you will learn to become more effective. If you are single, you might be attracted to someone who is emotionally unavailable. Use care before getting involved. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from plenty of downtime together to nourish the bond. LIBRA reads you cold. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Defer to others, knowing full well that if there is a problem, you would prefer it be someone else’s. Remain sensitive to a boss or someone you look up to. Unpredictability and another person’s power play could toss you out of kilter. Tonight: Go with a suggestion. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH Your nerves could be fried due to many unexpected events. You wonder what the best thing to do is under the circumstances. You might want to analyze what is happening. Resist a knee-jerk reaction. Tonight: Finish up a project. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Allow more playfulness. You might wonder when enough is enough. Pressure builds around your work or a routine. Clearly, you might need to reorganize your plans. Unexpected developments could make a meeting quite different and exciting. Tonight: Time for fun.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Someone you look up to could be tossing havoc into your path. Try to steer clear. It appears as though everyone wants a situation to tumble his or her way. You could witness a bunch of controlling people trying to control each other. Back away with grace. Tonight: Close to home. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Keep conversations moving. Explore why a situation might not be working like you would like it to. This situation could provoke your imagination, encouraging solutions. Push comes to shove with a demanding associate. Tonight: Catch up on a friend’s weekend. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Rethink a personal matter. Your ability to think through another person’s problem is great for him or her, but can you do the same for yourself? Don’t take a child’s or new friend’s actions personally. Tonight: Treat yourself well. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Your spirit is hard to beat. You seem to be able to deal with nearly anyone at any time. Right now, that skill is good news, because you might need it when dealing with a partner or loved one. Know that no one can control you unless you want them to! Think positive. Tonight: All smiles. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HH Take your time; take a deep breath and think through a problem. You have a unique ability to understand many dimensions. You also might not want to enlighten others just yet as to what you are perceiv-

ing. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Allow more give-and-take between you and another person. You have similar goals but very different approaches. Understand what is going on with a loved one or a friendship. Be careful with your finances, especially if someone has an agenda. Tonight: With friends. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Instead of pushing so much, work on being a good receiver. An investment with real estate might be a problem. Try to understand if you made a bad judgment call. Don’t push too hard. The unexpected occurs when you least expect it. Tonight: Burning the midnight oil. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Much could be going on that is uncomfortable and encourages you to detach. You know better than anyone that you don’t need to be in the middle of everything. You might want to rethink a situation that always seems to be unstable. Tonight: Put on a great piece of music. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Someone comes forward and shares a lot more of him- or herself. You want to flow with this person, but you still might not be sure. You might start veering off course. Perhaps questioning your goals would be smart. Tonight: Talk over dinner. BORN TODAY Cartoonist Bob Kane (1915), dramatist Moss Hart (1904), singer Monica (1980)


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‘South Pacific’ opens tonight at CAC by Madeline Carey a&e Writer

Rogers and Hammerstein’s award-winning musical “South Pacific” will open 7:30 at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center. The seven-time Tony Award-winning show is stopping here in Morgantown on its Off-Broadway 52-show tour throughout the country. When “South Pacific” made its theatrical debut in 1949, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Best Drama. “South Pacific” tells the

story of two young military couples who fall in love on a tropical island during World War II. Part of the story focuses on an American nurse at a U.S. Naval base, who falls in love with an expatriate French plantation owner with a dark past However, when the duo allows prejudices and ignorance to get in the way of their love, it seems all might be lost. The musical, which had its revival debut in 2008, is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Tales of the South Pa-

cific” by James Michener. The show’s timeless struggle paints a storyline even nonmusical lovers can enjoy. “This is a timeless work of art and, as ticket sales show, one that our community is excited to see,” said Kristie Stewart-Gale, marketing and advising manager for WVU Arts and Entertainment. With a musical like “South Pacific,” it is expected the show will capture the attention of the audience, and StewartGale said she believes it will. “Not only is this production a full-scale national tour

that promises stellar entertainment, but it takes place in a very poignant time in our nation’s history,” she said. The show encompasses not only a complex plot, but also musical numbers such as “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i.” Tickets for the show are $27 for WVU students, and they can be purchased at the Mountainlair or Creative Arts Center box offices. Tickets can also be bought at any Ticketmaster outlet. daa&


An adaptation of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘South Pacific,’ will open tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the CAC.

‘Broadway and Motown’ night narrows contestants to final three by Ashley Hite a&E Writer

Friday night’s elimination round of West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Idol narrowed the contestants down to the final three. The competition began at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms to a small crowd. Sonja Wilson, Senior Program Administrator for the Mountainlair. said she wasn’t surprised by the size of the crowd because the event began early die to the football game against Syracuse. “The crowd was low, but I think it was because of the game and the time change. We’ve had a good turnout so far,” she said. The musical theme for the evening was “Broadway and Motown.” Each of the five contestants performed a song in the two sub-rounds. The five contestants for the evening were Jilsel Harris, Chelsea Malone, Ellis Lambert, Patrick Garcia and Alyssa Fazzini. Co-host Amanda Hughart announced the silent auction from last Friday’s round raised $523 for the WVU Children’s Hospital.

Watch more Watch video from Mountaineer Idol’s “Broadway and Motown” night on our website at www.

Wilson also announced Mountaineer Idol had collected enough Coke cans and bottles for Coca-Cola to donate $1,000 to the WVU Children’s Hospital. The program also collected more than 300 stuffed animals for Jessi’s Pals. The first round of the evening was “Broadway,” which gave the participants an opportunity to try out their favorite Broadway songs on stage. The second round was “Motown.” Contestant Ellis Lambert and Patrick Garcia both performed “My Girl” by The Temptations. Harris once again amazed the crowd with her powerful vocals, singing “If I Were Your Woman” by Gladys Night, and Alyssa Fazzini gave another passionate performance with “Easy” by The Commodores. The 2010 Mountaineer Idol winner Hughart, performed “I Dreamed a Dream” from “Les

Miserables” while the tabulator added up the final scores. The night ended like all of the rounds before it: Three names were announced to step forward. These three contestants would continue on to the final round, while the remaining contestants would sadly go home. In the final round Chelsea Malone, Patrick Garcia, and Ellis Lambert will compete for the $1,000 top prize and the title of 2011 Mountaineer Idol. Lambert, a junior business management student , said he was shocked but pleased to be performing in the final round. The second prize is $750 and the third place prize is $250. All prizes are sponsored by Coca-Cola. The final competition will be held in the Metropolitan Theatre Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. Wilson said she was excited to see the students perform for the final time at such a historic venue. “I haven’t seen it yet, but I hear it’s really beautiful so I think it will be great for the contestants,” Wilson said. daa&

Contestant Ellis Lambert performed a cover of ‘My Girl,’ by The Tempations Friday night .



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Junior cornerback Pat Miller stands outside the huddle in the game against Syracuse Friday night. The Orange upset the Mountaineers 49-23.

Dominant performance leads Syracuse to 49-23 upset over No. 24 West Virginia Friday night by ben gaughan

associate sports editor

Syracuse defeated No. 24 West Virginia for the second year in a row, dominating Friday night’s game 49-23. The Orange had their way with the Mountaineers from start to finish, controlling the clock and using their power backs and efficient passing offense to outplay WVU. “They were very successful on first down, running the football,” said West Virginia defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel. “They executed just the way they wanted to do it. We have to get better.” Syracuse outgained the Mountaineers 194 to 70 on the ground and converted 12 of 17 third-down conversions in the game. The Mountaineer defense struggled to stop anything the Orange threw at them. The Syracuse offense held the ball for

more than 35 minutes, while WVU had the ball for just over 24 minutes. Syracuse senior tight end Nick Provo caught three touchdowns in the game and was found wide-open on more than one occasion. The last time an opposing player caught that many touchdowns against WVU’s defense was in 2009 against Auburn, when Darvin Adams caught three for the Tigers. “We had some missed assignments there, and we were off on one of them,” Casteel said. “Anytime the guy is wide open, there’s probably a mistake some place. We just didn’t handle things very well. We have to learn from this.” Early in the second quarter, a field goal by the Mountaineers cut the lead to four. But, the Orange drove down the field with a 14-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a quarterback run up the middle by senior Ryan

Nassib to give ‘Cuse a 14-3 lead. Junior quarterback Geno Smith connected with redshirt sophomore Stedman Bailey on a 64-yard touchdown pass to put WVU back in the game on the next drive, but kicker Tyler Bitancurt missed the extra point and the Orange led 14-9. Special teams continued to hurt the Mountaineers. On the next play, Syracuse kick returner Dorian Graham brought back the ensuing kickoff 98 yards to give the Orange a commanding lead, 21-9, with about five minutes remaining in the first half. Smith finished the game with 338 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked four times by the Syracuse defense and never seemed to be able to get the offense in a rhythm when it needed to make a play. “It’s been the same thing all year,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. “We are not a very efficient football

team. We make some big plays, but we’re not efficient. We knew what they were getting into.” WVU came out strong on its opening drive of the second half with a 14 play, 57-yard scoring drive. Junior running back Shawne Alston ran it in from inside the 1-yard line after converting a 1-yard fourth down play, putting the Mountaineers within a touchdown, 21-16 with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter. Another long return on special teams for Syracuse put them at midfield to start their first drive of the second half. Nassib completed a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior tight end David Stevens to answer the Mountaineers’ drive and open the lead back up 28-16. The Orange scored touchdowns on four possessions in the second half, putting the game out of reach for any

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Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Stedman Bailey recorded his fifth straight 100-yard receiving game Friday against Syracuse.

Battle in trenches the difference No. 14 Mountaineers fall to Providence in WVU’s loss to Syracuse men’s soccer

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michael carvelli sports editor

The finger can be pointed in a lot of different directions following No. 24 West Virginia’s 49-23 loss at the hands of Syracuse Friday night. But the biggest thing that stood out to me was the way the Orange dominated WVU in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Many people, myself included, thought the Mountaineer passing attack would have a fairly easy time handling a Syracuse pass defense that came into the game ranked near the worst in the country. At times, it was able to do that. Receivers were constantly beating SU defensive backs to their spots, and the Mountaineers had a good amount of success passing the ball throughout the game. Junior quarterback Geno Smith threw for two touchdowns and 338 yards while completing 24 of his 41 pass attempts. While that’s not a terrible game by any stretch of the imagination, he was forced to make a lot of bad throws in the game. Two of those bad throws turned out to be Syracuse in-

terceptions, giving Smith five picks in his last two games against the Orange. A lot of the troubles Smith – and the Mountaineer offense in general – had Friday night was thanks in part to the way the Orange’s defensive front dominated the WVU offensive line. “They blitz on almost every snap. Even when they didn’t blitz, their pass rush was better than our pass blocking,” said WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen. “That’s what really exposed us ... They were just beating us up.” The Orange got to Smith at will. It seemed like almost every other play, Chandler Jones or another Syracuse pass rusher got into the backfield untouched, forcing Smith to either throw the ball away, make a bad throw or just take a sack. West Virginia allowed four sacks against Syracuse. It was the most of the season and the first time a WVU quarterback had been sacked that much since Louisville got to Smith four times last season. It might sound obvious, but in an offense like the Mountaineers have, a lot of the success will be determined by how much time the quarterback has to sit in the pocket and let receivers get open in space. On the other side, you had

Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. Nassib, a junior who is notorious for being good at taking what a defense gives him and taking advantage of their mistakes, played great against the Mountaineers. He was surgical in his approach, completing 75 percent of his passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns. Much of his success was thanks to the outstanding play of his offensive line, as well as the way the Orange were able to mix its passing game with the ground attack. “We took a look at the LSU film, and they kind of punched (WVU) in the mouth,” said Syracuse offensive lineman Justin Pugh. “We just wanted to go out there and make sure we were physical up front.” And the Orange were able to do just what it wanted against a WVU pass rush that was coming into Friday’s game with confidence. After finishing with seven sacks in its last two games, the Mountaineers not only weren’t able to sack Nassib the entire game, but they didn’t make any tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Friday obviously wasn’t West Virginia’s night. This game is a major setback considering what the

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Coming off of its big win against No. 1 Connecticut, West Virginia head coach Marlon LeBlanc emphasized how important it was for his team to come ready to play against Providence Friday night. But the No. 14 Mountaineers fell to the Friars 2-1 on Senior Night thanks to Providence forward Marc Cintron’s first two goals of the season. “We thought we could just go out on the field and win,” LeBlanc said. “That was a complete opposite performance of what happened on Tuesday night.” The loss drops the Mountaineers to 8-6-1 overall and 4-2 in Big East Conference play. Cintron’s first goal came in the 26th minute from 15 yards out to give the Friars an early 1-0 lead. A minute into the second half, West Virginia got its equalizer off the foot of senior Nick Claudio. It was the Charleston, W.Va., native’s first career goal, and it came after junior midfielder Uwem Etuk sent a ball toward the center of the field just in time for Claudio to send it into the back of the net. The goal that early in the second half was important for a Mountaineer team that

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Senior midfielder Nick Claudio fights for the ball in the team’s win over UConn Oct. 18. Claudio scored the only goal for the Mountaineers in the team’s loss against Providence Friday. was admittedly upset with the way it had played in the game’s first 45 minutes. The two teams battled it out for the rest of the second half, with neither team able to take advantage of an opportunity to put any more points on the board. But then, with three minutes remaining in regulation, Cintron struck again. His game-winner from 25 yards out off an assist from Fazal Nabi found its way past a diving Justin Holmes to give the Friars the lead for good. “We didn’t execute the gameplan, we didn’t follow through on what we needed to do,” LeBlanc said. “The good that came out of the UConn game, in terms of the

result, may not be so great in the long run, due to the fact we lost two players in that game. “We blew a very big opportunity on being on the top of the league tonight. Collectively, it wasn’t good tonight.” West Virginia outshot Providence 10-9, including Claudio’s two shots on goal. Holmes finished the game with three saves in between the pipes for WVU. The Mountaineers travel on the road for six crucial points in the Big East next week. Their first road game will be at Seton Hall on Wednesday night, followed by a road game against Notre Dame.

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No. 2 Mountaineers down No. 6 Army in first home match of year

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Freshman forward Kate Schwindel dribbles the ball in a game earlier this month against St. John’s. Schwindel scored the game winning goal in a 1-0 win against Pitt Friday night.

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After a grueling non-conference schedule and a Big East Conference schedule that capped the season off with three straight road games, the No. 17 West Virginia women’s soccer team sealed its fifth division title in school history Friday, beating rival Pittsburgh 1-0. “We had three on the road we had to win, and that is not easy,” said West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “If it was any (other) team it would have been special, but of course with the Backyard Brawl, it makes it a little bit different.” With a stern defense the Mountaineers have exemplified all season and a rocket shot from freshman Kate Schwindel in the 50th minute, WVU was able to scoot by Pittsburgh with

a win. WVU finished the regular season with a 14-4 record, including 10-1 in the Big East. The 10 Big East Conference games the team won this season is a school record and makes WVU one of only four Big East schools to ever post 10 wins in conference play. “(This) is a special team,” Izzo-Brown said. “Special teams do special things, and this team made history.” Schwindel’s goal came after junior midfielder Bri Rodriguez played a wide ball to the freshman forward who turned and crushed the ball at the 25-yard line, allowing it to soar into the upper left corner. The young freshman looks to be a bright spot in the Mountaineers’ lineup for years to come. Schwindel has racked up at least one point in seven of her last nine matches. She has been

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The No. 2 West Virginia rifle team beat No. 6 Army in its first home match of the season. Junior Petra Zublasing shot a perfect 600 in the match.

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Junior Petra Zublasing’s perfect score in air rifle led No. 2 West Virginia to its third win of the season and the second-highest team score in the nation this season. In its first home match of the year, WVU (3-0, 2-0) topped No. 6 Army 4,693-4,637. West Virginia held the advantage in air rifle 2,3532,326 and in smallbore 2,329-2,311. The 4,693 overall team score posted by the Mountaineers is second to only the 4,695 shot by TCU against UTEP on Oct. 1. “I really didn’t expect to shoot this high this early in the year,” said West Virginia head coach Jon Hammond. “I think we can shoot higher scores, so we just want to keep working. But it’s great to see a score like that so early.” In the air rifle category, Zublasing tied a WVU and NCAA record, shooting six straight 100-point rounds to post a perfect 600. This equates to a grueling 60 consecutive 10-point shots.


Continued from page 7 Mountaineers had been doing up to this point in the season, but it won’t define them. Or it shouldn’t at least, if

“She really had to work pretty hard on her last three or four shots,” Hammond said. “I was a little tense watching it at the end there, and I’m sure everyone else in here was too – never mind the actual shooter on the line.” Former all-American Nicco Campriani was the last Mountaineer to complete this daunting task. He did it twice last season, against Columbus State and Alaska-Fairbanks, en route to winning an individual air rifle national championship. Zublasing’s previous personal best was a 597, shot last year against Akron in her debut for WVU. “She’s a fighter, and she’s a real competitor, too,” Hammond said. “And I’m sure that was a boost for the rest of the team to see a teammate shoot a 600.” The Italy native followed up the perfect round with a match-best 586 in smallbore for an overall score of 1,186. Redshirt freshman Thomas Kyanko used a 583 in smallbore and a 586 in air rifle to come in second place overall with a score of 1,169. The Wellsburg, W.Va., native finished just ahead of

teammate Justin Pentz, who shot a 590 in air rifle on his way to an 1,168, good for third place overall. Senior Kelly Buck led the way for the Black Knights, finishing in fourth place overall, shooting a score of 1,165. Sophomore Richard Calvin tied Pentz for second place in air rifle with a 590 to finish fifth overall. Freshman Taylor Ciotola was the fourth Mountaineer to be counted for both scores, finishing one point behind Calvin with an 1,161. Additionally senior Mike Kulbacki was counted for air rifle, shooting a 588, the fourth best air rifle score of the match. Meelis Kiisk was counted for smallbore and tied Buck for third in with a 581. Hammond was extremely proud of how his team performed on Saturday, especially so early in the season. “Obviously (Zublasing) stood out, but everyone else was just consistent,” Hammond said. “Everyone just shot what they’re capable of. It’s just really good to see the stuff we’re working on is coming off in matches.”

they can put it behind them and move on to the next week. That’s how you find out what a team is really made of. “It’s one of those games that we, as a defense and also as a team, are going to learn from and bounce back,” said

senior defensive lineman Julian Miller. “Or we could let it hurt us the rest of the season. We’re not going to keep our heads down about one game.”



Continued from page 7 chance of a comeback by the Mountaineers. “If we want to be a championship team, we can’t look back,” said senior linebacker Najee Goode. “We played the worst game we could play … In the future, we have to play better.” Syracuse senior quarterback Nassib completed 24 of 32 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns, and senior running back Antwon Bailey ran for 125 yards and a touchdown.

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