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Wednesday June 6, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 151

WVU Law Clinics offer legal counsel by bryan bumgardner city editor

At the West Virginia University College of Law, students are participating in a unique kind of work-study program. “People’s lives are affected by what we do everyday. That’s a lot of responsibility,” said law student Brad Garner. Garner is a part of the Clinical Law program, where thirdyear law students can serve as attorneys free of charge for cli-

ents who don’t have access to legal services. With the supervision of professors, law students work on real cases with real clients. “It’s not like these are theoretical clients in mock courtrooms. These are real people with real problems,” Garner said. For 35 years, the Clinical Law programs at the College of Law have been providing legal services to needy members of the community, all while

giving students valuable work experience. “From having done this, I feel much more prepared than someone who has just done a research internship,” said WVU Law Clinic student Charles Pinkerton. “From helping someone get a visa, to helping someone escape an abusive relationship, or working to help put a child in a stable home situation, our students do a lot for the community,” said Marjo-

rie McDiarmid, coordinator of the clinical law program. “Being able to help clients to deal with those problems is very rewarding work.” The clinic is divided into focused areas, such as child and family advocacy, immigration law, entrepreneurship law and general civil practice. Currently, there are about 55 students in the program. Clinical law students work an average of 20 hours a week on cases and must maintain

Classroom to courtroom

office hours to visit with clients. Clinic students receive course credit but no compensation for their time. They also maintain a regular schedule of law classes. Clinical law students also become accustomed to large workloads that are typical for real-life practicing attorneys. “No two days are ever the same. You never know what’s going to be waiting for you when you come in,” said clinical law student Harold

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Construction projects to close High Street, parking by bryan bumgardner

A clinic room in the WVU College of Law.

Carpenter. Third-year law students under the supervision of a professional are permitted to serve in any court in West Virginia, including the state Supreme Court. James J. Friedberg, former director of the Immigration Law Clinic, believes students need the experience with real cases. “These clinics have a teaching impact that a mere book

West Virginia University Facilities Management is taking advantage of the summer break to finish several maintenance projects around campus, many of which affect parking and traffic patterns. Construction is set to begin Wednesday on a steam tunnel that crosses under the upper end of High Street, near the front of the Boreman South dormitory. The area will be closed to traffic until July 1. Traffic patterns will be temporarily changed. Drivers on East Prospect Street will turn left on North High Street, and drivers coming down North High Street must turn left onto West Prospect Street. The steam pipes contain wires, pipes and other conduits for West Virginia University facilities and require maintenance. “The steam tunnels were constructed years ago, and

over time they’ve deteriorated,” said Dan Olthaus Director of WVU maintenance. “This is a section that had some structural issues, and we’ll be correcting those.” A construction crew will remove 40 feet of tunnel top and the northern wall of the tunnel during the project. The crew will also remove 20 feet of tunnel top under the sidewalk in front of Boreman South. Also, facilities management will be resurfacing and repainting several parking lots throughout the summer. Olthaus said summer is the easiest time to fix the lots due to the lack of student traffic. “I mean, trying to find parking during the school year is nearly impossible,” he said. “This is the best time to do this maintenance.” Several lots will be closed during the summer. To learn more, visit the WVU Calendar for postings about lot closings.

Traffic and parking in the following areas may be limited or restricted during construction. Check the campus calendar for up-to-date announcements. Area 81 – Health Sciences Area 81, the large parking lot adjacent to the Medical Center Apartments on Van Voorhis Road, will be undergoing major “rehabilitation,” according to the Department of Transportation and Parking. Since May 29, contractors have been upgrading lighting, pedestrian paths, landscaping, pavement and stormwater controls. Construction is planned to be finished by August 15. Mountaineer Station, Area 86 – Health Sciences


Brian Jett, a graduate of the WVU College of Law, studies for the bar exam in one of the clinic classrooms.

W.Va. population shifts to affect job market by terri parlett staff writer

West Virginia’s working-age population is shrinking, according to a study evaluated by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research. What does this mean for W Va. economy? As the working-age population shrinks, the pressure to hire young people increases, and this is positive for young college graduates. However, it may not be beneficial to the state’s economy, according to the study. The largest drop in population, 0.6 percent, was among 25-44-year-olds, the prime working age, a trend that was

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observed in 48 counties. This is converse to the 1 percent population increase among the older-than-65 population. Unk Christiadi, a demographer from the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research, said this is a result of a combination of things. “Migration-wise, the state still sees more young people moving out than young people moving in,” Christiadi said. This is not only a trend throughout W.Va.; it’s a national pattern. However, Christiadi said this shift is different in West Virginia than the rest of the country. “In the other states the young

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population still grows, but the elderly population grows faster. In West Virginia, the elderly population grows, but the younger population starts declining,” she said. This migration is also causing changes among other demographics, she said. The drop was among people ages 25-44, and, in addition to being the typical working age, this also happens to be childbearing age. “Relatively speaking, the number of births in the state is small because the number of births is level, and the number of women of childbearing age is smaller,” Christiadi said. What does this shift mean for college graduates who remain

in the state? “This is a good opportunity for young graduates, because there will be a lot of people who retire, so it opens up job opportunities for young people,” Christiadi said. However, she said there aren’t as many young people ready to fill jobs as there are people retiring. “This sounds like a good thing, right? Because companies will be ready to hire young people. It sounds like a good thing for college graduates. But for the state as a whole, there is a possibility that we will not be able to hire enough young people,” she said.

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To help preserve the structure, maintenance will be powerwashing the entire facility and sealcoating concrete walls. The parking lot will also be restriped. During this maintenance, certain levels of the garage may be closed to traffic. Area ST-6 – Evansdale Short-term parking lot 6 will be expanded this summer, doubling in size. This expansion will accommodate the loss of permit area 46 when the construction of the new Agricultural Sciences Building begins in the spring. Construction on this lot begins this month and will be finished by August. Area 7 – Downtown Area 7, the parking lot next to Stansbury Hall on Beechurst Avenue, will have minor renovation work. The entrance to Stansbury will be modified to better accommodate vehicles, and the rest of the parking lot will be restriped and sealed. Construction dates have not been announced. Mountainlair Garage (Area 9/ST-2) – Downtown The Mountainlair garage will be undergoing minor maintenance. Crews will be powerwashing, restriping and repainting the facility, as well as replacing an expansion joint at the Plaza stair tower. Certain areas of the garage may be closed to traffic during renovations. Final construction dates have not been announced.

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Wednesday June 6, 2012

Digital textbooks are taking the weight off students’ backs by bryan bumgardner CITY EDITOR

For some college students, lugging around a backpack full of books has become a thing of the past. Digital textbooks are gaining popularity on college campuses across the country. In response, publishers have begun testing the waters for a potential market. Several independent research studies have confirmed that e-book use is on the rise. But can digital textbooks become a university standard? In the fall of 2011, students in Advertising 409 organized a research survey to gauge students’ interest in e-readers. Most of the anonymous respondents purchased e-readers for portability. “It was much easier than carrying around three to four books,” said one respondent. Others had accessibility in mind. “The price of books has continually gone up, and with bookstores in my area closing, the Kindle was the logical choice,” said another individual. Publishers are very interested in understanding the ereader market. In March 2011, the research division of the National Association of College Stores published a survey of 655 students across the nation. The report revealed a 6 percent increase in e-textbook

purchases compared to an October 2010 study. Print textbooks still reign as the preferred choice among college students. 75 percent of students in the study preferred printed textbooks. “Although the vast majority of students still do not own a dedicated e-reader, this is a significant jump in five short months,” said NACS Chief of planning and research Julie Traylor in a press release. This report is one of many touting increases in e-book interest. The libraries at The University of Rochester began offering e-readers for loan. Within two weeks, there were six-month waiting lists on all the 10 devices owned by the library. But do these reports of ebook fervor signal an evolving textbook market? Dr. John Jones, assistant professor of English at WVU, specializes in digital communication. He thinks the possibility of an e-textbook future is marred by legal constraints. “The problem with a lot of e-books is they limit your ability to do natural things,” he said. Most e-readers do not permit copying and pasting of text. Jones believes these are crucial parts of digital notetaking. “The whole point of having text on a screen is so you can copy and paste it,” he said. Several copyright and legal limits apply to e-book users. For example, e-book purchasers don’t actually own the book; they own a license

E-readers and tablets are taking the place of textbooks for some college students. to read the e-book. Often, ebooks are made for one specific type of reader. Jones said this is done to prevent students from sharing e-books and reselling used physical books. “Textbook publishers love this. With digital textbooks, they’ve solved the problem, because you don’t actually own the textbook,” he said. Jones said there is a flipside to e-books, however. “I think there’s a lot of promise. We’ll be able to integrate lots of media such as

video, images, and audio into textbooks,” he said. Jones believes that if universities worked to make ebooks effective, they could become revolutionary learning resources. “I would get universities, instead of supporting the ecosystems of publishers, make e-books that are provided by the university and are available to all students for a nominal fee,” he said. Such projects already exist. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has become

famous for its OpenCourseWare project, where all textbooks, class lectures, and study materials are put online for free. Could this be possible at WVU? Troy Washam, a junior political science student at WVU, feels like e-readers are convenient. “They’re definitely a better alternative to charging hundreds of dollars for textbooks,” he said. Another student, David LaClair, is a computer science student who works at

Staples and sells e-readers to customers. “Since the Kindle Fire came out, I’ve had one person buy it mainly for textbooks,” he said. The future of e-books at WVU is still uncertain, but Jones thinks the university can adopt a new textbook system. “This is one of the things universities with more resources can do. The ecosystem is going to change,” he said.

Disney’s new diet plan for children doesn’t include junk food advertisements


First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Newseum in WashingtonD.C., Tuesday, where she joined the Walt Disney Company to announce Disney will become the first major media company to introduce new standards for food advertising on programming targeting kids and families. NEW YORK (AP) — There won’t be any more candy, sugar cereal or fast food on TV with the morning cartoons. The Walt Disney Co. Tuesday became the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations and websites, hoping to stop kids from eating badly by taking the temptation away. First Lady Michelle Obama called it a “game changer” that is sure to send a message to the rest of the children’s entertainment industry. “Just a few years ago if you

had told me or any other mom or dad in America that our kids wouldn’t see a single ad for junk food while they watched their favorite cartoons on a major TV network, we wouldn’t have believed you,” said Obama, who has headed a campaign to curb child obesity. The food that doesn’t meet Disney’s nutritional standards goes beyond candy bars and fast food meals. Capri Sun juice (too much sugar) and Oscar Mayer Lunchables snacks (high sodium) won’t be advertised. Any cereal with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving is

also off the air. A full meal can’t be more than 600 calories. Disney’s rules which won’t take effect until 2015 follow a controversial proposal in New York to take supersized drinks more than 16 ounces out of convenience stores, movie theaters and restaurants, removing choices to try and influence behavior. Getting rid of junk food ads will make it easier to keep the family on a healthy diet, said Nadine Haskell, a mother of two sons, 8 and 11. “If they see a commercial on TV, then the next time we go to the grocery store they’ll see it and say they want to try it,” said Haskell, of Columbus, Ohio. Disney declined to say how much revenue it stands to lose from banning unhealthy food. CEO Bob Iger said there might

be a short-term reduction in advertising revenue, but he hopes that companies will eventually adjust and create new products that meet the standards. The ban would apply to TV channels such is Disney XD, children’s programming on the ABC network, Radio Disney and Disney-owned websites aimed at families with young children. The company’s Disney Channel has sponsorships, but does not run ads. Aviva Must, chairwoman of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine, said Disney could succeed where the government has made little progress. “There seems to be limited taste for government regulation,” said Must, who has studied childhood obesity for

decades. “So I think a large company like Disney taking a stand and putting in a policy with teeth is a good step.” Even though many fast-food chains and food companies are rolling out healthier options like apples and salads, Disney said it still could deny the companies’ ads. Leslie Goodman, Disney’s senior vice president of corporate citizenship, says Disney will consider a company’s broader offerings when deciding whether to approve ads. “It’s not just about reformulating a meal for a single advertising opportunity,” Goodman said. The company will need to show that if offers a range of healthy options, she said. Disney said there are ads currently running on Disney channels that would not meet the new standards. Two Kraft products won’t make the cut: Oscar Mayer Lunchables meatand-cracker snacks, which have 28 percent of the recommended daily sodium intake, and Capri Sun, which has just 60 calories per serving but has added sweeteners. Disney declined to name other companies’ offerings but said most sugared cereals won’t be allowed. Kraft said it welcomed Disney’s decision, noting that it advertises very few brands to children under age 12. Margo Wootan, nutrition policy director at the Center for Sci-

ence in the Public Interest, said that while some snack foods of limited nutritional value may still be advertised, the worst of the junk foods will be eliminated under the new policy. “Disney’s announcement really puts a lot of pressure on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network and other media to do the same,” she added.A spokesman for Nickelodeon declined to comment. Disney launched internal nutrition guidelines in 2006, with the goal of making 85 percent of the food and drinks served at its parks and resorts healthy. The remaining 15 percent was reserved for special treats, such as cake for birthday celebrations. The company also stopped using toys in kid’s meals to advertise its movies. Disney on Tuesday also introduced its “Mickey Check” seal of approval for nutritious foods sold in stores, online and at its parks and resorts. “The emotional connection kids have to our characters and stories gives us a unique opportunity to continue to inspire and encourage them to lead healthier lives,” Iger said. The Better Business Bureau and 16 major food companies, including Coca-Cola Co., Burger King Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Mars Inc. have also pledged to ensure by 2014 that ads aimed at children is devoted only to better-for-you foods.


Friedberg said. The Immigration Law clinic deals with cases concerning citizenship, immigration and even political asylum. Clients have come from all around the world. “Sometimes our cases might be as sexy as a political asylum case, where we’re trying to prevent someone from being sent back to a torturer. Other times they might be as mundane as helping a couple of graduate students get green cards,” Friedberg said. Friedberg said serving the clients is always rewarding, regardless of the case. “Seeing the joy that students have in learning that they can use their skills to make somebody’s life significantly better is great,” he said. “When we succeed in something like this, we’re very gratified.” Garner is appreciative of the opportunity to work in the clinic. “In my opinion, this is the best part of law school. Some people do research internships, where they do research all day and get published in a journal, but I don’t feel like they get the whole picture. In those situations, you never have to look a judge in the face in a crowded courtroom and tell him he’s wrong. We do that here,” he said.

Continued from page 1 cannot. When you’re dealing with a real-life client, you have certain obligations you must meet,” he said. These obligations include confidentiality, diligence and ethical behavior. The students’ responsibilities are much different than in academia, Friedberg said. “It’s not like messing up a course. Maybe the teacher will give you a lower grade or fail you, but you haven’t done anything unethical,” he said. “That sense of ethical duty is something that’s hard to teach without having real-life clients.” Pinkerton and Garner have both felt the weight of responsibility of real cases. “When you get to know these people and their families, it becomes more than just a project you’re doing for school,” Pinkerton said. “Ultimately, you have an effect on people’s lives, and you don’t want to screw up.” “It weighs really heavy on you, but I don’t think there’s any better way to gain this experience,” Garner said. “You have to deal with unexpected problems and you have to put in unexpected hours. It’s not the same as other academic courses,”


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MIB III an improvement over the second installment by Laura Ciarolla copy editor

It’s been 10 long years, and the Men in Black have finally returned to silver screens. On May 25, the third installment of the “Men in Black” series was released to theaters, titled “Men in Black III.” Almost all of the original stars return, including (of course) Will Smith as Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones in the role of Agent K. However, a lot of new faces appear in the film, as well. Josh Brolin (“W.,” “No Country for Old Men”) stars as a young Agent K, and “The Flight of the Concord’s” Jemaine Clement takes on the role of this story’s villain, Boris the Animal. Emma Thompson (“Much Ado About Nothing,” “Nanny McPhee”) takes over for Rip Torn’s character, MIB chief Agent Zed, and Alice Eve (“She’s Out of My League”) plays the younger version of her character. The film begins with an introduction of the major antagonist, Boris the Animal. Clement does an excellent job portraying the savage alien, who returns to Earth seeking revenge against Agent K for shooting his arm off decades ago. Not only does he want revenge, though; Boris uncovers a way to travel back in time to prevent the incident from ever happening, thus preserving his arm and livelihood.

The next day Agent K has disappeared, and J is the only person with any memory of him after his “death” in the 1960s. At first, no one at the MIB headquarters takes him seriously, but after a threat of world destruction, new chief Agent O (Thompson) guides him in a quest to return his partner to his rightful place in time.

When he travels back in time, J disregards the rules against time-travel meddling and ends up teaming up with a young Agent K to save future K’s life. After all of the extraterrestrial phenomena he’s seen throughout the years – including giant cockroaches and an alien queen in the form of a supermodel – Agent J witnesses perhaps the rarest sight yet: a pleasant, almost carefree Agent K. Apparently, whatever catastrophic event that made K into the surly man he is today hasn’t yet happened, and audiences are presented with an almost completely different character. Other than looking strikingly similar to Jones’ character, Brolin presents K as a lighthearted, optimistic person – and even as a bit of a flirt. For fans who are familiar with Jones’ surly demeanor, the change is a laugh-out-loud funny juxtaposition to the K we’re all used to. Other than Brolin’s performance, there were a few


Men in Black III, starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, opened in theaters May 25.

other noteworthy characters that really carried the movie. Even though he was only in it for maybe a collective 10 minutes, Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”) as Andy Warhol was easily one of my favorite parts of the movie. Hader plays an MIB agent who is undercover as “Andy Warhol,” and he is charged with maintaining an image and atmosphere

(aka The Factory) that attracts extraterrestrial beings – a hilarious way of explaining the eccentricities of real-life artist/celebrity Andy Warhol. I must admit, I didn’t find Smith as entertaining in the film as I expected. Maybe his character is worn out or he’s just lost some of his magic, but I found myself longing for the charisma he brought to

the first two movies. The only other major downside this movie had for me was the 3-D technology. I usually enjoy watching 3-D versions of movies in the theaters, but this is one of the only ones that ended up giving me a headache. A few of the scenes do look pretty cool, like when Smith is time traveling/ falling off of the Chrys-

ler Building in New York, but overall, the effects just aren’t worth it. If you’re a fan of “Men in Black,” give this movie a chance; it’s a lot of fun, and there are worse summer movies. At least it’s a lot better than “Men in Black II.”


Summer fashion is here and more stylish than ever by christina Gutierrez a&e writer

Despite the erratic change in weather, bathing suit season is upon us. Don’t give in to your urge to wear rain boots and sweatshirts or grab a pint of ice cream and watch a sad movie. Instead, pop in the P90X and get ready to flaunt your body in this season’s hottest beach wear. Just because bathing suits are made of only one or two pieces, there are countless ways to make your own personal style shine. If you’re trying to capture the attention of the hottie across the beach, one of this year’s hottest trends will work for you. A brightly colored bathing is perfect for highlighting a great tan and long hours in the gym. Neon colors like hot pink, lime green and laser yellow are all really hot this year. Pastel colors are also great for showing off bronzed skin. Shades like lilac and mint green are popular choices, as well. If you’re looking for something a little different, try a fun pattern or fabric. Despite the social stigmas, animal prints can be very classy. Prints like zebra and leopard can be great in fun colors like pink or blue. Multicolored

animal prints can be found in almost all of this year’s summer catalogs. Another one of this year’s hottest trends is crocheted items. Everything from dresses to shorts, black to red, can be found this year in a crocheted pattern. Luckily, bathing suits are no exception. These knit items, however, are not your grandma’s crochets. They are perfect in a nude color for an earthy feel but are designed for full coverage with strategic linings. Like crocheted bikinis, many previously popular summer looks are back with a vengeance this year. Vintage looks like ’50s style, highwaisted and belted bathing suits in a polka-dotted print are an impressive way to make a chic fashion statement on the beach or by the pool this summer. These vintage styles are especially flattering on curvy girls. The high waist is a great way to emphasize a feminine figure by drawing attention to the smallest part. Likewise, one-piece bathing suits are no longer only web for your mothers. These sleek silhouettes are great for any Models demonstrate the latest summer swim wear during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. style and body type. Whichever bathing suit look you choose to sport on more accessories. est swimsuit. And although semble, the best accessory for will be a sparkling smile and the sand, remember that with Huge sun hats and glasses wedges, beach bags and a your bathing suit this season confident summer swagger. less clothing leaves room for will spruce up even the plain- sun tan can enhance an en-

US ends funding for Pakistan’s ‘Sesame Street’ KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has terminated funding for a $20 million project to develop a Pakistani version of “Sesame Street” in response to alleged corruption by the local puppet theater working on the initiative, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The organization in question is the Rafi Peer Theater Workshop, a group based in the city of Lahore that jointly developed the show with Sesame Workshop, the creator of the American series. The show, which includes Elmo and a host of new Pakistani characters, first aired at the end of last year and was supposed to run for at least three seasons. The U.S. hoped it would improve education in a country where one-third of primary school-age children are not in class. It was also meant to increase tolerance at a time when the influence of radical views is growing. The U.S. cut off funding for the project and launched an investigation after receiving what it deemed to be credible allegations of fraud and abuse on a telephone hotline set up by the U.S. Agency for International Development in Pakistan, said U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner. “So rather than to continue to throw good money after bad, we thought it was prudent to cut off this program and wait for the results of the investigation,” Toner told reporters in Washington. A total of $6.7 million had been spent on the show so far out of a total of $20 million that was planned, he said.

The U.S. did not provide details about the alleged corruption. The Pakistan Today newspaper reported Tuesday that the graft included using the U.S. money to pay off old debts and awarding lucrative contracts to relatives, citing unnamed sources close to the project. Faizaan Peerzada, the chief operating officer of Rafi Peer and one of several family members who run the organization, denied the corruption allegations. He claimed the U.S. ended its participation because of the lack of additional available funds. “Rafi Peer is proud of its association with the project and of the quality of children’s educational television programming created within Pakistan as a result,” the group said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. If the corruption allegations prove true, it would be an embarrassment for the multibillion-dollar U.S. aid program in Pakistan, which some analysts have criticized for lacking focus and not achieving results. Rafi Peer plans to seek alternative sources of funding to continue producing the local version of “Sesame Street,” which is called “Sim Sim Hamara,” or “Our Sim Sim.” The original goal was to reach 3 million children, 1 million of whom are out of school. The show is led by a vivacious 6-yearold girl named Rani who loves cricket and traditional Pakistani music. Her sidekick, Munna, is a 5-year-old boy obsessed with

numbers and banging away on Pakistani bongo drums, or tabla. Other new characters include Baily, a kindly donkey who loves to sing, and Haseen O Jameel, a vain crocodile who lives at the bottom of a well. The action revolves around a mock-up of a Pakistani town, complete with houses, a school and Baaji’s dhaba, a small shop and restaurant found in many places in the country. The town also includes a large Banyan tree, known as the wisdom tree in South Asia, in the shade of which the children often play. Each episode is based around a word and a number, like the U.S. version, and tackles general themes like friendship, respect and valuing diversity. This last theme is particularly important in Pakistan, where Islamist extremists often target minority religious sects and others who disagree with their views. The American version of “Sesame Street” first aired in 1969, and the U.S. government has worked with the company since then to produce shows in about 20 foreign countries, including Muslim nations like Bangladesh and Indonesia. Sesame Workshop, the creator of the American series, said it was dismayed to hear about the corruption allegations against Rafi Peer and noted that it received separate funding from USAID for its work on the Pakistani show. “It is our hope that the achievements of Sim Sim Hamara, and the gains we have made in the lives of children in Pakistan, will carry on,” it said in a statement.

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Blind partisanship strikes again On January 9, 2009, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a piece of legislation designed to fight wage disparities between male and female workers. Yesterday, over three years since the bipartisan vote in the House approved the bill, a strictly partisan vote in the Senate prevented an up or down vote on the bill. In other words, it took the Senate three and a half years to vote on whether or not it would vote on this bill. And after all this deliberating, our highest

legislative body decided there would be no simple majority vote. Had it passed, the bill would have required employers to demonstrate what factors contributed to wage discrepancies between their male and female employees. Recent data from the United States Census Bureau shows that women in the U.S. only make 77 cents for every dollar a male makes. This pay gap is even worse for minority females. Considering the seriousness and prevalence of this problem, one would think that

surely at least some Republicans would support this measure. And in any other year (such as in 2009), that may have been the case. But not in this election year. In what was the latest example of Congress’s signature partisan gridlock, all 46 Senate Republicans voted to block the progression of the bill. The fact that this is an election year undoubtedly contributed to the polarized nature of this tally. Needless to say, this was no isolated incident. Congress has become notorious for its paralysis, and this is simply the lat-

est example. It’s no wonder a recent Gallup poll found Congress’s approval rating is at a historic low, consistently hovering at around 11 percent. Although that number is shockingly low, it’s hardly surprising considering the historically poor job Congress is doing. This chronic problem raises a number of important questions for Americans. Most importantly, we should be asking ourselves whether or not it is time to consider reforming our Congress. When a problem is as persistent as the extreme polarization

in our modern-day political atmosphere, there is definitely reason to evaluate the system the problem stems from. In this case, it is becoming increasingly clear that the filibuster tactic, requiring 60 votes for passage of a bill in the Senate instead of a simple majority, is being abused for partisan reasons. As many prominent academics and former lawmakers have suggested, it is time for American society to have a healthy debate on how to resolve this problem and save our political system from itself.

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Fair wages should be secure for all Americans jeremiah yates opinion editor

Equal is equal, and fair is fair. But, that doesn’t concern the Republican Party. In a recent effort to secure equal pay for women, Democrats attempted to pass legislation closing loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act. The legislation’s aim was to force companies to explain how pay between male and female employees is due to job performances rather than gender differences. Republicans argued the legislation was to overreaching and would benefit trial lawyers pursuing class action lawsuits and would do little for equality. “This is just politics. This should be called the trial lawyers bonanza bill,” said Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the top Republican on the Senate labor committee. “It has nothing to do with the women. They will get very little out of it. What it allows is huge classaction suits with very little defense by any employer.” While this argument may seem legitimate to some, it is just another way for the GOP to protect big business and ignore the middle class. Companies that pay men more than women on the basis of gender should be subject to lawsuit. It is unfair and slows the progress of humanity. This is not 1960. We live in a time when people should be evaluated on how they contribute to society – not on their race, sex or gender. If the legislation had passed, companies wouldn’t have had to fear trial lawyers if they practiced fair wage distribution. With this defense by the Republicans, it seems to say it boiled down to their protection of companies that discriminate. Trial lawyers would have


Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, accompanied by Lilly Ledbetter, right, the woman who has become the symbol for the workplace equality movement, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in D.C., Tuesday. no case in the first place if companies would pay workers on solely their employee’s merits. Republicans didn’t even argue against the bill during senate meetings, they simply tossed it aside. There was only one republican senator, Dean Heller of Nevada, who spoke against the bill, but none voted for it. It’s one thing for the Republicans to deny this bill, it is another for them to not lis-

ten or care, which is what it appears they did. According to the GOP, they are just as concerned with equality as the Democrats. But, they have a difficult time showing it. As a man, I have no problem with women making more than me, if they are better at their job or they have more experience. I should not make more money because of my gender. How can we tell the chil-

dren of America they can be anything they want and then allow companies to discriminate? That’s contradictory and unethical. Since it is election year, this may benefit the Democrats in the long run, anyway. This clear attempt to deny progress will hurt the GOP’s female vote. How can women vote for a party that refuses to fight for them? To some, this is just a tactic by the Democrats to secure

female votes. So what? Our political leaders should pass legislation that reflects what the voters want; isn’t that why they’re our “representatives?” Republicans always accuse Democrats of being “flipflops” and changing their opinions on issues, and to an extent, they are right. But, I don’t want someone in power who refuses to put the interests of the people first, which is what most Re-

publicans do. Elected officials are not in power so they can pass legislation that benefits them. They should have their constituents in mind at all times. Women are more prevalent than ever, and they must be represented and protected. While the old saying goes “this is a man’s world,” we must realize that it is “our” world, and we must be represented and protected equally within it.

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Intoxication spray will create problems if offered in America Ritika Shah The lantern ohio state university

As if our generation needed another excuse or pathway for intoxication, French-American scientist David Edwards has released a spray, which, when ingested, causes brief intoxication with no after-effects. No puking. No headaches. You can even pass an alcohol test. Designed by Philippe Starck, instant delirium (or should I say “poison”) has been neatly


packaged in a sleek aluminum tube. I can see this new product taking off with the 18-25 demographic like no other. In fact, it’s a common stereotype that most college students spend four years’ worth of weekends in a drunken stupor. Congratulations to Edwards for inventing a product which takes away any and all effort required by individuals to make complete fools of themselves. With headlines such as “Finally, A Spray Which Gets You Instantly Drunk In A Few Seconds” or “This Spray Will Get You Instantly Drunk –

But Only For A Few Seconds”, the WA|HH Quantum Sensations spray is asking for various cases of irresponsible overdose. Although the product is first releasing in Europe, Jacob Kleinman at the International Business Times puts it best, “If the product ever makes it to America’s shores, it will surely mean an epidemic of spray overdoses at colleges across the country.” This is something scientists and medical analysts should have taken into consideration well before proceeding with the product’s development. While the tube is priced

at $26, each dose comprises of .075 milliliters of alcohol. It would take approximately 1,000 sprays to reach the equivalency of the effects caused by a single drink. However, each tube is good for only about 21 hits. A consumer would need about 48 tubes to equate to one drink. This means consumers would be spending about $1,248 on their new addiction. According to some reports, the alcohol’s effects are intensified in an aerosol form, leading to the temporary drunkenness. Still, the product seems inefficient to me. Not only is this product in-

efficient from a functional perspective, but also from an economic angle. My other problem with this product is that the concept of an oral spray is far from novel. Why waste time creating a technology which is nowhere close to being a new idea? Many breath-freshening sprays have already been introduced into the market. Edwards himself previously created additional flavored sprays which consumers can use to stimulate their taste buds. When I first read about the WA|HH Quantum Sensations spray, I was surprised that someone would have spent

enough time and effort to manufacture a product which would be detrimental at all levels. Shouldn’t scientists be working toward societal advances, not hindrances? To me, it seems as if scientists would be making better use of their time by focusing their attention on real problems such as reducing the use of pesticides in agriculture or working with more innovative medication. Working to create new addictions is an abuse of a chemistry degree. Some might call this creation sheer brilliance, I call it sheer stupidity.

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Former West Virginia basketball forward Kevin Jones will be heading to Chicago this week for the NBA Draft Combine. Jones was the only player in the nation to average 20 points and 10 rebounds in the nation last season and is currently projected to be an early second-round pick in the NBA Draft on June 28.


NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets from 6-7 p.m. in Room 106 of Woodburn Hall. For more information, call 304-692-0038. CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program to assist participants in developing healthier relationships of all kinds, meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room of Chestnut Ridge Hospital. For more information, call Mary at 304-296-3748. LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE COLLEGIATE CORPS meets at the Lutheran Chapel at 8 p.m. The LDRCC responds to regional and national disasters. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION hosts a weekly Islam and Arabic class at 6:30 p.m. in the Monongahela Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, call 304-906-8183 or email 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 CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST holds its weekly CRU meetings at 9 p.m. in Room G24 of Eiesland Hall. People can join others for live music, skits and relevant messages. For more information, email roy.baker@ or visit UNITED METHODIST STUDENT MOVEMENT meets at 7 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center on the corner of Price and Willey streets. For more information, email WVU CLUB TENNIS practices from 9-10 p.m. at Ridgeview Racquet Club. For carpooling, call 304-906-4427. New members are always welcome. THE WVU YOUNG DEMOCRATS meets at 7 p.m. in the Blackwater Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email kross3@mix.wvu. edu. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE team meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Shell Building. No experience is necessary. For more information, email Sarah Lemanski at sarah_lemanski@ TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 9 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION meets at 8 p.m. at the In-

ternational House on Spruce Street. BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN AND TRANSGENDER MOUNTAINEERS meets at 8 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair. For more information, email CHESS CLUB meets from 6-9 p.m. in the food court of the Mountainlair. Players of all skill levels are invited to come. For more information, email THE CATALAN TABLE will meet at 4 p.m. at Maxwell’s restaurant. All levels welcome. For more information, call 304-293-5121 ext. 5509. INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP meets at 7 p.m. in 316 Percival Hall. For more information, call 304-376-4506 or 304-276-3284. FREE ARABIC/ISLAM CLASSES will be hosted by the Muslim Students’ Association from 6-8 p.m. in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair. To register, email schaudhr@mix.


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 walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-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, call Sylvia at 304-983-2823, ext. 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 20-40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-5986094 or email 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 CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the main area of the Mountainlair from noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. 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.

ACROSS 1 Organic fuel 5 Beggar’s returns 9 Out-and-out 14 Soprano Gluck 15 Tree nursery? 16 Winnebagos’ kin 17 *Vaudeville headliner 19 Actress Kelly 20 Anaheim team, to fans 21 Splotch 23 Fishing gear 24 *Count Basie’s theme song 28 Garment border 29 Michael of “Caddyshack” 32 Marbles competition 36 Get out in the open 38 Singsong syllables 39 *Too-small quantity 43 Open mic performer, often 44 Bruins legend 45 “My love __ a fever, longing still”: Shakespeare 46 Deeply rooted 48 Gandalf portrayer McKellen 50 *1959 Monroe classic 57 “Go team!” 59 Well out of range 60 It may be captioned 61 Hoover rival 63 What many sports cars lack, and, in a way, what the ends of the starred answers are 66 Bench clearer 67 Pitcher Pettitte with a record 19 post-season wins 68 Out of the cage 69 Less hardy-looking 70 Early Iranian 71 “America’s Next Top Model” host Banks DOWN 1 Logical start? 2 Online mortgage broker 3 More than enough 4 It’s not done 5 “State of Wonder” novelist Patchett 6 Country expanse 7 “A Fuller Spectrum of News” network 8 Bit of rhubarb 9 Middle of nowhere, metaphorically 10 Hugs, symbolically

11 Cult classic of 1990s TV 12 It passes between Swiss banks 13 Would-be One L’s hurdle 18 Author Sholem 22 Eye of el tigre 25 Tilt 26 Fail to mention 27 Overseas thanks 30 Lab coat speck? 31 Chow 32 Year Elizabeth I delivered her “Golden Speech” 33 Caddie’s suggestion 34 Jaw-dropping news 35 Veep before Gerald 37 Letter after pi 40 Motel convenience 41 “Gymnopdies” composer Satie 42 Scot’s bluff 47 Dict. offering 49 Small bites 51 NFLer until 1994 52 Castle with many steps?

53 Museum concern 54 White with age 55 Weasel-like swimmer 56 Where captains go 57 Frolic 58 Field of expertise 62 GPA reducer, usually 64 Put in 65 Deli choice


COMICS Get Fuzzy

by Darby Conley

Cow and Boy 

by Mark Leiknes

DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you unravel a long-term issue by remaining gentle and caring. Others feel safer with you, no matter what type of relationship you have. Openness nearly becomes a way of life. If you are single, you might see a change in a major relationship, waving on more of what you want. If you are attached, don’t test your sweetie’s patience. Let him or her have his or her way more often. VIRGO understands you perhaps far too well. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Of course effort counts, but having some charisma on your side can only help. Show your concern as well when dealing with an associate who might not be doing what you want. Listen to your sixth sense with a friend. You might not be completely right, but you have a strong sense of direction. Tonight: As you like. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH The only mistake you can make is holding yourself back. You know what works well for you. Let your imagination come forward. The ideas that follow -- yours and others’ -- are quite unusual. Do test them out. Romance could get spicy. Tonight: Some matters are best kept a secret. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Understand what is happening within your immediate domestic circle. You hear news that doesn’t feel quite complete. You don’t need to comment --the less said the more that will come forward. Tonight: Vanish while you can.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Keep conversations moving, and realize where you want to go with a situation. Others might not be as grounded as you would like. You might have to go over certain points, not once, but several times. Stay centered, if possible. Tonight: Meet up with a friend.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH Your softer side emerges with a child or loved one. You express your dynamic energy and upbeat manner in a conversation. When you hear a vague statement, try to build on it. You find an associate upbeat and cooperative. Seize the moment. Tonight: Highly visible.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Curb a need to be possessive or to overspend. You will be a lot happier if you use some self-discipline. Detach and try to understand where another person is coming from. Tonight: Relax with friends.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Keep reaching out for others. Share an unusually mellow mood. Some of you might opt to stay close to home. Use care with your finances, as a mistake can happen all too easily, especially in the next few weeks. Recognize your limitations while honoring who you are. Your creativity and confidence grow. Tonight: Touch base with a loved one at a distance.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH The way you perk up in another person’s company makes this person feel great. Relating to another person as well takes you to a new level of mutuality. Discuss a long-term desire. You could be delighted by the end results. Tonight: Make sure a favorite piece of music is on. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HH You might want to express a certain amount of consternation about a situation but then decide otherwise. Others don’t appear to be receptive to a conversation of this nature, or of any nature, for that matter. Tonight: Be yourself. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH A meeting helps you realize just what is needed to have a situation manifest as you might like. You have a lot of fun within this group or with a key person. Someone makes you an offer that you barely can say no to. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Remain sensitive to a partner or associate. Relate one-on-one with key people if you want to make an impact. Keep reaching out for someone at a distance who might be closed off. You cannot change this person, but you can encourage him or her to look at his or her behavior. Tonight: Visit over a meal. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Let others show their hand. You might wonder which is the best way to handle a key issue. Listen to opinions. If you don’t feel comfortable with what you hear, hold off on making a decision. Find a respected adviser first. Tonight: The only answer is yes. BORN TODAY Author Jules Verne (1828), actor James Dean (1931), author John Grisham (1955)

Pearls Before Swine

by Stephan Pastis



Wednesday June 6, 2012

Arts Alive on the River brings fun, excitement jeremiah YAtes

Natural Bridge 8-10 p.m. – Keller Williams Tweener Sets by Ryan Fans of the arts can rejoice; Dunkerly & Vince Farcetta the 2012 Arts Alive on the Sunday, Main Stage: River Festival is almost here. Friday will kickoff the annual 12-12:45 p.m. – Extreme Illuevent with Morgantown’s own sions & Escapes by Josh Knotts The Greens performing on the and Lea main stage at 6 p.m. 1:15-2:15 p.m. – Poor Taters This growing Morgantown 2:45-3:30 p.m. – Shady Grove tradition features fine food and 4-5 p.m. – Black Coffee drinks, artists, musicians, won5:30-7 p.m. – The Boatmen ders of the performing arts, and Tweener Sets by Cam Wilson children’s entertainment – and The Arts Alive on the River it’s free. The festival will cover all Festival is a family-friendly spectrums of the arts and gives event with something for all an opportunity for the city to ages. Whether one is looking gain recognition in the national to view the work of local artmusic and arts community. ists, listen to the sounds of ApMusical acts feature some palachia or treat the kids to a of the best West Virginia has to quality puppet show, the enoffer as well as up-and-com- tertainment opportunities are ing artists from the national nearly endless. spotlight. For those who are looking for something a little different Friday, Main stage: this year, The Arts Alive On the 6-7 p.m. - The Greens River Festival will host the Per7:30-9 p.m. - That 1 Guy forming Arts Circle, presented 9:30-11 p.m. - Zach Deputy by Richwood Grill. It features Tweener Sets by Smilin’ Joe a wide array of belly dancers, puppeteers, poets and much more. Saturday, Main Stage: 11:30-12:30 p.m. – The Performing Arts Circle Ultimatiums schedule 1-2 p.m. – Aristotle & The Saturday Like Minds 12-1:15 p.m. – Mo’Town 2:30-3:45 p.m. – Big Daddy Steel Love 1:30-2:30 p.m. – CB Studios 4:15-5:30 p.m. – 600LBS of Classes SIN! 3-3:20 p.m. – Wild Sapphire 6-7:30 p.m. – Larry Keel & 3:25-3:45 p.m. – Saphera arts & entertainment editor

Keller Williams will bring his unique talent and style to Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and Amphitheater in Morgantown Saturday night. 3:50-4 p.m. – Shahnaz 4:05-4:15 p.m. – The Hoop Troupe and Gyspy Afire 4:30-5:45 p.m. – Morgantown Poets 6-6:45 p.m. – Spence’s Rye 7-8 p.m. – Po’ Folks Cabaret and Gypsy Afire Sunday 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Morgan-

town Songwriters 1:30-1:45 p.m. – Boundless Energy Aero Dance Team 1:50-1:55 p.m. – The Hoop Troupe 2-2:10 p.m. – Wild Sapphire Students 2:10-2:20 p.m. – Wild Sapphire and Saphera 2:25-2:40 p.m. – Po’ Folks,

Gypsy Afire and The Morgantown Drum Circle 2:40-2:45 p.m. – All Dance with Morgantown Drum Circle 3:15-5 p.m. – Nerves of Steel 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Professor Bubblemaker There will be after-party events at 123 Pleasant Street both Friday and Saturday. Fri-


day night will feature jam band Fletcher’s Grove for a $10 cover. Saturday will feature Larry Keel and Natural Bridge with a $15 cover. The sights, smells and attractions of the Arts Alive on the River Festival is aimed at pleasing lovers of the arts of all ages, and their wallets.

Preparation will make Bonnaroo more enjoyable jeremiah yates a&e editor

For those lucky enough to be able to make the trip to Manchester, Tenn., this weekend for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, here is a short guide for all your festival needs. With headliners such as Radiohead, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Phish, this year’s Bonnaroo doesn’t seem like it will be a disappointment. But even with an incredible lineup, having a safe and fun time is mostly up to you.

There are preparations that must be taken before entering the festival grounds and items that must be with you to ensure a safe and memorable Bonnaroo experience. For one, Tennessee is hot and humid this time of year, so you will need to bring plenty of water and ice. It would be a travesty for the weekend to turn sour after becoming dehydrated; heat stroke can happen to anyone. Make sure you have a couple of flash lights and plenty of batteries. A late-night search for your campsite is difficult when

you can’t see. While there are plenty of venders who have delicious food available for purchase, buying food there will be expensive. It may be a better idea to bring your food with you as well as a small propane camping grill. There is no reason to pay $10 to eat bacon and eggs in the morning. It’s also a good idea to fill your gas tank up before entering the festival. You will thank yourself when the heat is almost unbearable and you are sitting in the comfort of an air condi-

tioned car, taking a break from it all – unless your vehicle doesn’t have air conditioning, in which case I suggest you make a friend who does. With a guest list of roughly 80,000 people, it is easy to get lost in the sea of tents within the area. It’s a good idea to hang a flag or an easily visible marker for you to see in the distance. There is nothing more frustrating than losing your campsite. The festival is huge and there will most likely be scheduling conflicts with artists you wish to see. Don’t overexert your-

self; accept the notion that you may not get to see everything. Make a personal itinerary for the weekend so you can prioritize which artists and events you want to see the most. Music festivals get a bad rap for being an illicit drug haven, and Bonnaroo isn’t much different. While the festival discourages all drug use, the organizers acknowledge its presence. Do your best to stay away from drugs and alcohol during the event. If you happen to notice someone who is over-exhausted (whether it is due to drug use or

the heat), contact someone at the medical tent immediately. The Bonnaroo medical tent has a “no questions asked” policy, so you will have no reason to avoid getting the required help. For those who have never been to a summer festival before, it will be a learning experience. There will be mistakes made and items forgotten, but always remember them for next year. Make a list of everything you wish to bring such as sunscreen, a toothbrush and plenty of extra clothes. Have fun, and be safe.


SPORTS WILSON RETURNS TO WVU Former running back joins staff as assistant director of football operations CONTACT US 304-293-5092 ext. 2 |

Wednesday June 6, 2012

amit batra sports WRITER

Can Geno be contender for Heisman in ‘12?

I remember seeing senior quarterback Geno Smith in action for the first time. It was during my freshman year, and I could already tell he had the chance to be something special. Smith, a Miami native, first showed his leadership ability to the Mountaineers in the comeback win at Marshall in the 2010 season. In just his second career start, he was able to lead a miraculous 21-6 comeback against the in-state rival. From that moment on, I knew WVU was in for a special future. Smith is the best quarterback West Virginia has seen since Pat White. They’re different quarterbacks, but both have been able to lead the Mountaineers to a BCS win and bring West Virginia back to the national spotlight. After the memorable Orange Bowl victory, my anticipation for this upcoming season already began to build up. Smith broke Tom Brady’s Orange Bowl record of 396 yards and also became the Big East Conference single-season passing leader with 4,385 yards. Now, with the college football season drawing closer, I am going out on a limb and predicting Smith will be in the top five in the Heisman Trophy ceremony in New York. Even with the competition getting much tougher in the Big 12 Conference, Mountaineer fans will see a determined and confident leader in Smith. After all, he has seemed to learn head coach Dana Holgorsen’s offense fairly quickly. With wide receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey returning, Smith feels comfortable in tough situations. He has developed chemistry with his teammates, and that chemistry can take the Mountaineers back to a BCS game. The most important thing for Smith and the Mountaineer nation to remember is this team knows how to win. WVU has won at least nine games in the last three seasons, and chances are it will be ranked near the top 10 in the preseason rankings. The better competition Smith will see, the more he will continue to develop. The Mountaineers see some tough games against Texas on the road and home games against Kansas State and Oklahoma. Think back to the numbers Smith had against LSU when it came to Morgantown; he lives for the big-time moments. With the guidance of Holgorsen and his Big 12 Conference experience, Smith will be able to implement the offense with even greater results. Obviously, there are a lot of high-quality quarterbacks who are in the hunt for the Heisman this season, but statistically, not many compare to the leader of the Mountaineers. Smith had a completion rate of 65.8 percent, a passer rating of 105.7, 31 touchdowns and a mere seven interceptions. If his numbers continue like this in an even more powerful conference, the first WVU Heisman winner could be crowned. What’s even scarier is that quarterbacks who have been with Holgorsen have leaped in numbers from year one to year two. Houston’s Case Keenum went from 5,241 total yards in his first year to 5,829 yards in his second year with the offensive mastermind. Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell also improved dramatically with Holgorsen from one season to another. In his first year as a sophomore, Harrell had 4,555 passing yards and 38 touchdowns. The next season saw Harrell improve to 5,705 yards and 48 touchdowns. I can’t wait to see what Smith and company have in store for this season. It will be a memorable season, coming fresh off of a BCS win and with the new competition. Get ready for touchdowns, the new defensive schemes and a new era of Mountaineer football. And who knows, the Mountaineers might even have a possible Heisman winner in Geno Smith.

by michael carvelli sports editor

At this time last year, former West Virginia running back Quincy Wilson was working as the marketing sales manager for State Industrial Corporation in Cleveland. But now he’s getting to return to the school where he ranks No. 8 all-time in rushing yards, joining the West Virginia football staff as the assistant director of football operations. “Sales really prepared me for this because I’ve had to deal with people,” Wilson said. “When you’re doing sales, you do cold calls, and you have to sell yourself, so that’s what I have to do with these guys now. I’m selling myself because they know the West Virginia part, they know about ‘The Run’ and they know about the NFL, but they don’t know me. “Now I have to sell myself to them so they can feel comfortable and when things come up, they can come up to me – not as a coach – and say, ‘Hey Q,’ and I really like that aspect of it and just having my hand in a little bit of everything.” West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen brought the idea up to Wilson during the spring before making him wvu sports info the offer a few months later. “I told him if it ever came to fruiFormer West Virginia running back Quincy Wilson was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons after finishing his career for the Mountaineers and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals before joining the WVU staff this tion to let me know,” Wilson said. “It really makes you feel good when they week.

come to you and they say, ‘We think this would be awesome, and we’d like you to join the family.’ ” Wilson will assist Alex Hammond, WVU’s director of football operations, with the daily activities of the football program, serving as a liaison in the areas of compliance, academic support and residential life. The new job gives the Weirton, W.Va., native the opportunity to work closely with the players. In order to do that, he said he’s looking forward to the chance to get to know more about them than just who they are on the field. “I know Geno (Smith) and Tavon (Austin) and those guys like that, but now I really get to say, ‘Hey, what’s your mom’s name, do you have a sister?’ ” Wilson said. “I can really get to know them better and have a pulse on the team. Once they get to know me, they can come to me when something goes on or when they have off-the-field stuff that happens because, a lot of times, people don’t have an outlet to channel whatever they’re thinking at the time.” That relationship that he can build with players because of the four years he spent in Morgantown in their shoes is definitely something that attracted Holgorsen to looking to Wilson to fill this role on the staff. “I am thrilled to welcome back Quincy Wilson to Mountaineer

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football opponent preview

Mountaineers to take on James Madison in D.C. by cody schuler sports writer

A common fixture that has developed in non-conference scheduling for BCS-level programs is an early season matchup against a Football Championship Subdivision opponent. Such games are mutually beneficial for both programs involved: The major conference team gets a less difficult opponent than it will face throughout the rest of its schedule and the FCS opponent gets a handsome paycheck for its services. With fewer resources at its disposal, the FCS school gladly pockets the payday and rare exposure for its program in exchange for a potentially lopsided defeat – most of the time. Appalachian State reversed this trend with its unthinkable 34-32 defeat of Michigan in 2007. Three years later, James Madison pulled a similar upset – shocking Virginia Tech 21-16 at the Hokies’ home stadium.

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Head coach Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia football team will travel to Washington, D.C. to play James Madison at FedEx Field this season. Can the Dukes recapture some of that magic and stun West Virginia at FedEx Field on September 15? All signs point to the contrary, but if history is any indicator, it’s impossible to predict what will happen on any given Saturday. The Mountaineers’ sec-

ond game of the season will take place at a neutral field that typically hosts the NFL’s Washington Redskins. FedEx Field is nearly a fourhour drive from West Virginia’s campus and less than a three-hour trip from James Madison’s. Fans from both schools

won’t have trouble descending upon Landover, Md., for what should be an interesting matchup between the two programs. The two teams have met only once, with the Mountaineers besting the Dukes in a 45-10 rout at Milan Puskar Stadium in 2004.

While the Mountaineers will surely be heavy favorites in the game, the Dukes have the firepower requisite for making this game a tricky one for West Virginia. Returning at quarterback for James Madison is redshirt senior Justin Thorpe, who tossed for 2,059 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. In the backfield, leading rusher Dae’Quan Scott will look to build off his impressive sophomore campaign in which he rushed for 1,304 yards and 12 scores. The Dukes advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs last season where it fell 26-14 to eventual national champion North Dakota State. In the first round of the playoffs, James Madison eked past Eastern Kentucky 20-17 on a last second field goal from Cameron Starke. Starke, a redshirt junior who transferred from West Virginia in 2009, connected on 15-of-19 field goal tries last season.

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West Virginia happy with progress made during spring by nick arthur

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Without a losing season in its program’s history, the West Virginia women’s soccer team has quietly been the University’s most consistent athletic program throughout the past 15 years. In fact, the Mountaineers have captured three of the last five Big East Conference championships. This spring season, however, the departure of six seniors combined with multiple injuries led to many new faces on the pitch. “The spring is always a good opportunity for a younger team to kind of step up and take some leadership out there. And, for our returners to take charge and help us bond as a team,” said assistant coach Lisa Stoia. “Spring is about your development more than anything.” It was a successful spring for the team, as the Mountaineers were able to compete with quality opponents such as Ohio State and Pittsburgh, despite the fact the squad was shorthanded. “We ended on a very positive note,” Stoia said. “The best thing is that from the start of spring to the end, we got better on and off the field, and that’s the most important thing at the end of the day.”

Two players who helped lead the young Mountaineers in the spring were forwards Frances Silva and Kate Schwindel. “Our returning leaders have to put themselves in a situation to challenge themselves and get better every day,” Stoia said. “I feel Silva and Schwindel did just that this spring. And that’s exmatt sunday/the daily athenaeum actly what you’re looking for. Sophomore Kate Schwindel was one of the leaders for the West Virginia women’s soccer When they’re setting a good team this spring. example, it’s contagious with the rest of the team. That’s not just on the field, but in the weight room, too. They’re setting a standard for the younger players.” Although Stoia and the staff were pleased with the spring results, there is always room for improvement. Stoia #1 Wall Street- Morgantown pointed out one area that needs to grow before the fall season begins. “Even though our upperclassmen do such a good job, we definitely want more players to step up and be more vocal,” she said. “ComFamous Sunday Brunch 10:30-1:30 munication is such a key component to young team.” Fantastic Vegetarian Selections Next season will be much different for the defending & back-to-back Big East chamDelicious Homemade Desserts pions, as it will be the Mountaineers’ inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference. A change of this magnitude affects all as-


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Carrier-Eades, O’Connell ready for NCAA championships by amit batra sports writer

Seniors Chelsea CarrierEades and Jessica O’Connell will be heading to the NCAA championships in Des Moines, Iowa June 6-9 at Drake University. Carrier-Eades, a Buckhannon, W.Va., native, will represent the Mountaineers after her seventh-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA East regional. She will also be competing in the heptathlon in Iowa. Carrier-Eades will be double qualifying at the NCAA championships – a very rare feat. “Chelsea will be a very busy girl in Iowa,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “She’s had a few weeks to recover and focus on being right on for the finals.” O’Connell, from Calgary in Alberta, Canada, advanced to Iowa after her 10th overall finish in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA East Regional. “I’m delighted to be going to the NCAA championships and thrilled to have Chelsea

along with me, though her qualification was no surprise,” O’Connell said. “A few of my teammates are staying home because of injuries or sicknesses, and they’ll be missed.” As a senior, O’Connell is honored to represent her university for the last time. “I’m really proud to be able to represent my school one last time,” she said. “I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have been given to me during my time at WVU, and I’m so glad that I could take my season as far as it can go in my last year.” With this type of competition, preparation and rest is a key element to success. “I’ve begun my pre-competition taper, and I’m feeling good and rested,” said O’Connell. “I expect the race to be quite grueling as the competition is excellent. The 5,000-meter is a long enough run that pacing strategies can completely affect the race’s outcome. “My goal is to just get myself in there and run a very smart race that I’m proud of – no regrets.”


Carrier-Eades has the same feelings about the race, and she is grateful to be able to compete one last time during her WVU tenure. “WVU has helped me succeed and accomplish my goals, and I’m grateful for my coaches,” she said. “They’re professional, and they’ve known how to help me become an athlete I never thought I could be. WVU has helped me become better at this sport, and if I had the chance to go back to choose a college again, I would choose West Virginia again.” Obviously, as someone who has two events in the NCAA championships, Carrier-Eades will have to focus on more than one aspect of the competition. “I just need to take it one event at a time,” said CarrierEades. “My goal is to get at least second in the heptathlon if I hit everything I know I can. I need to have that perfect meet. I hope it comes this week, as it will be my last time competing for WVU. “In the 100-meter hurdles,

it will be really hard to make finals with the competition, but hopefully I can squeeze in there and try to make finals. I’ll just go out and do my best.” Cleary would like to see solid results for the two athletes for the last event of the year. After all, it is the NCAA championships. “Both ladies look very well prepared for what is waiting around the corner,” he said. “After such a long year, it’s important to go into this meet mentally and physically prepared. This is the cream of the crop. Many athletes competing this weekend will be competing this summer in the Olympic games. “Both Chelsea and Jessica are seasoned veterans. Both have already achieved numerous all-American awards and represented themselves and WVU countless times at the national championships. They are both very excited to represent the gold and blue one last time at the NCAA championships.”

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Senior Chelsea Carrier-Eades is one of two athletes who will be representing the West Virginia track and field team in the NCAA championships.


Djokovic saves four WVU to be represented at 2012 Olympics match points in win over Tsonga by austin seidel sports writer

PARIS (AP) — Four times, the stands at Roland Garros were ready to erupt, a beloved Frenchman standing one point from beating the world’s top player and ending his quest for history. Four times, Novak Djokovic had an answer for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. And so, instead of Tsonga Time at the French Open, Djokovic is still on the road to the “Novak Slam.” Top-seeded Djokovic overcame four match points, to say nothing of the wildly partisan crowd, for a 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1 victory over Tsonga that ended near twilight Tuesday in front of drizzle-soaked stands that had quickly emptied after the match points vanished and the final set had become academic. “There is not really any rational explanation or word that can describe what you’re supposed to do when you’re match points down or you’re very close to losing the match,” Djokovic said. “I guess it’s trying to be mentally tough and believing in your shots.” Djokovic did and got the win – his 26th straight in the majors. After he converted his first match point – a backhand winner down the line – Djokovic leaned back and pumped his fists over and over. Tsonga, the No. 5 seed who had dreams of becoming the first Frenchman to win his country’s Grand Slam since Yannick Noah in 1983, sat with his head buried in a towel, while the few fans left chanted his name. It was the end to a remarkable day of tennis that included thirdseeded Roger Federer’s comeback from two sets down for a 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-0, 6-3 win over No. 9 seed Juan Martin del Potro. It marked Federer’s seventh career rally from down two sets to love. After both the winners rest their legs, they’ll meet with a spot in the final on the line. “Well, I’m very disappointed for Jo,” Federer said. “I would have loved to play him here in Paris. I have a feeling that the crowd would have loved to see such a match. For him, it’s a disappointment. As for me, it’s nothing different as from last year. I’m playing Djokovic in the semifinal.” Djokovic’s last Grand Slam loss came against Federer in that semifinal last year – a defeat that ended the Serb’s 43-match winning streak. If Federer does it again, he’ll set the stage for his 17th Grand Slam tournament title, but his first since the 2010 Australian Open. Djokovic, meanwhile, will try to set up a chance to join Rod Laver and Don Budge as the only men to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time. “The good thing is that we both have two days off now to rest,” Djokovic said. “And I hope to have another great match like we did in 2011. It’s always a big challenge to play Roger. He’s a fantastic player, a big champion.” By saving all those match

points, Djokovic may have reminded tennis fans of the stunt he pulled at the U.S. Open last year. Federer held two match points in the semifinal of that one. Djokovic turned hard on Federer’s wide serve on the first one for a clean winner, then on the second, fought off a serve into his body to win the point. He then rolled off four straight games to set up a meeting in the final against Rafael Nadal. Djokovic was just as aggressive with his back against the wall this time, never more than on the first match point, where he went for it on an overhead that skimmed the baseline, then moved in to put away an easy volley. He saved another one while serving down 5-4, then two more while serving from behind at 6-5. By the time he had closed out the fourth-set tiebreaker, the French fans had an idea of where things were going next. They started vacating and Djokovic needed only 32 minutes to win the fifth set and close out a match that took 4 hours, 9 minutes. “This level tennis is very mental. Lots of emotions,” Djokovic said. “If you’re playing a top player, a home favorite and you have a crowd that’s supporting him, you have to face these things. Physically, we’re all fit, all hitting the ball well. But mentally, it’s just a matter of a point here, a point there. That’s sport. The one that mentally pushes more in some moments and gets a bit lucky, gets the win.” Of course, if Federer had any major U.S. Open flashbacks on this day, it might have been to the 2009 final, when he was on top of the tennis world and del Potro met him in the final as a heavy underdog. The Argentine won that match and remains the only person other than Federer, Nadal or Djokovic to take a Grand Slam title between the 2005 Australian and today. Federer improved to 7-0 in the head-to-head since then, but this was the first meeting at the French Open, where the clay courts were made even slower by damp, humid weather and occasional spits of rain. That turned the first two sets into a time-consuming grind, and with del Potro playing with a heavily taped left knee, Federer figured time was on his side. “I was happy that the first two sets took some time, because I did favor myself once the match got longer,” Federer said. “That’s kind of how it came.” Things, indeed, changed dramatically and quickly. The third and fourth sets took a total of 55 minutes – only four fewer than the second set alone. Federer got a break right away in the fifth set, then served it out. Earlier in the day, in the women’s quarterfinals, No. 6 Samantha Stosur defeated No. 15 Dominika Cibulkova 6-4, 6-1 and No. 21 Sara Errani made her first Grand Slam semifinal with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory over 10th-seeded Angelique Kerber.

The West Virginia University rifle team will have a strong representation at the 2012 Olympics in London this year. Rising senior Petra Zublasing and former Mountaineer Nicco Campriani will be shooting for Italy, while WVU head coach Jon Hammond will be competing for the United Kingdom. In addition to those three, the United States rifle team is led by its coach, former WVU shooter Dave Johnson. Having that many people represent the West Virginia rifle program at the highest level of competition is something Hammond is proud of, and although he’ll be competing against a couple of the shooters he coached, he doesn’t think it will be that big of a deal. “Having Petra (Zublasing) and Nicco (Campriani) (shoot in the Olympics) is great,” Hammmond said. “It says a lot for the WVU rifle team.” Zublasing will be competing in her first Olympic Games, while it will be Campriani’s second appearance on the Olympic stage. The reigning air rifle national champion at WVU, Zublasing is looking to continue to shoot well when she makes her appearance in London.


Continued from page 7 Though the game is played closer to James Madison’s campus, West Virginia has an extremely strong alumni base in D.C. Additionally, Mountaineer fans are known for traveling well, and this game will be no different. West Virginia University Athletic Director Oliver Luck believes the strong presence of alumni in D.C., coupled with the perks of playing in an NFL stadium will bode well for the Mountaineers. “This is a great opportunity for our football program to play in the Washington, D.C. market,” he said. “Our players will have a chance to play in an impressive NFL stadium, located in an area where we have a growing and passionate fan base. Our University also has drawn numerous students from that area for many years. Luck also commented on the merits of James Madison, noting that the Dukes are not a typical FCS opponent; with a national championship and numerous playoff appearances in this decade alone, a West Virginia victory is not a guarantee.

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West Virginia rifle coach Jon Hammond, left, Nicco Campriani, middle, and senior Petra Zublasing will be shooting in the Olympics this summer in London. “She’s a world-class com- shoots her final season in Mor- out the break. petitor,” Hammond said. “The gantown, Hammond thinks his And they’ll need all of that standard for women’s rifle will team could be ready to make a preparation when they combe tougher this year, but I think run at its 15th national cham- pete in the Great American Riwith support and help from the pionship in program history. fle Conference, which features fellow rifle members, she can “We are still a young team. many of the best teams in the We’ve got many returning coutnry. succeed in her first games.” She’s not currently ranked members who come back with “The Great American Rifle among the top five in any another year of experience as Conference is the best conferwomen’s rifle event, but if well as a few new riflemen and ence in the nation for shootCampriani is any evidence of women,” he said. ing,” Hammond said. “It’s what experience does to help The Mountaineer rifle team tough every year for everyone. improve, then her stock could has been working hard this They are all competitors, and rise following an impressive offseason, with several mem- they all show up to perform evperformance this summer. bers of the team competing in ery time out.” As for the team Zublasing offseason shooting events to will be competing on when she maintain their skills

“It is important to note that we will be playing a quality FCS opponent, who won the NCAA Division I-AA national championship in 2004,” he said. West Virginia will see a windfall of financial gains from this game, as the program will net $2.3 million from the game as well as additional revenue based on attendance incentives. While talk of monetary benefits has surrounded this game ever since its announcement, both teams are only concerned with what happens on the field. West Virginia is well aware that James Madison will provide some challenges and should be fully prepared for the game. The Dukes will draw motivation from being serious underdogs and from their past success in games of this nature. Though all signs point to a clear Mountaineer victory, West Virginia will find an opponent that not only doesn’t fear its more celebrated opponent, but revels in the idea of spoiling the Mountaineers’ 2012-13 season before it even hits Big 12 Conference play.


Continued from page 7 pects of a team, especially recruiting. “We’re starting to reach out a little bit more with our recruiting,” Stoia said. “But, the Big 12 only has nine teams now, as opposed to the Big East. Our non-conference schedule is still going to be very local. So we’re hoping to maintain some momentum in this area in terms of


Continued from page 7 football,” Holgorsen said in a statement released by the University. “As a native West Virginian, a former studentathlete and leader in his community, there is no better person to serve in our new player development position. Quincy’s role will be pivotal in helping mentor and develop our players off the field.” Wilson said things have changed a lot since his time as a player, but due to his experience at the college and professional levels of football, there shouldn’t be much of a problem for him when

recruiting.” Despite the conference change and the departure of six seniors, expectations remain high. “We ended on a great note winning the Big East championship last year. Now, looking ahead, it’s a clean slate. We’ve got to go in and prove ourselves,” Stoia said. “We’ve got to be ready to roll, because now we’re looking to capture a Big 12 championship.”

it comes to working with the players. “It’s real different now because, these guys, they’re going to camps and combines, and they’re seeing some of their friends doing well and they could wonder why they’re not playing, so there’s going to be a balancing act where you’re going to have to tell some kids, ‘Your time is coming, you’ve got to be patient,’ ” Wilson said. “I’m looking forward to that challenge. I’ve been there; I’ve wanted to play every game, and I know what I would need to tell a guy to help them out on the field and off of it.”



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The DA 06-06-2012  
The DA 06-06-2012  

The June 6 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.