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Friday September 7, 2012

Volume 126, Issue 15

The great migration: Gmail is in By Carlee Lammers City Editor

West Virginia University students can now integrate their MIX email accounts with Google’s Gmail. The migration began Tuesday and will continue on a first come first served basis until all requests in the queue have been fulfilled – a change that may take several weeks to

complete. Student and faculty email addresses will remain the same after the migration, and the portals used to access MIX will not be affected. In a recent release, University Relations - Web said the process would not be automatic, and WVU students and faculty would need to log on using their Master ID to www.mix. to activate the process. After logging in, the user will be presented with three options. University Relations - Web said the first option will best meet the needs of MIX users. Users will be able to select one of the following: copy their existing MIX email and contacts to Gmail first, then switch the account to Gmail; switch

WVU alum publishes Peace Corps memoir by shelby Toompas staff writer

West Virginia native and West Virginia University alumn Julian Martin has traveled many places in his life, but one experience moved him to write a memoir – his time in the Peace Corps. Today 75-year-old Martin now resides in Charleston, W.Va., with his wife, where he enjoys walking, swimming, spending time with family and reflecting back on his first published book: “Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories.” After graduating from West Virginia University in 1959 with a degree in chemical engineering, Martin found a job working at the Naval Propellant Plant. Martin said in 1961 after President Kennedy announced the formation of the Peace Corps, he automatically called Washington D.C. and volunteered. “It had been two months, so I gave up on being chosen,” Martin said. “When it finally arrived, I was a 24-year-old chemical engineer learning how to make Sidewinder missiles.”


When the Peace Corps telegram finally came, it said he was being sent to Nigeria. “Although I had told my fellow workers and friends I wouldn’t go to Africa, I really wanted to be a part of the Peace Corps adventure and make my life count for something better than making plastic or deathdealing missiles,” Martin said. “I finally decided that there were millions of people living safely in Nigeria, and if they could live there, I could too.” One of Martin’s biggest influences in his decision to volunteer for the Peace Corps was his time as a at student at WVU. During his years at the University, Martin was active in the Wesley Foundation and the Methodist fraternity Sigma Theta Epsilon. He was also involved in the YMCA, elected to student legislature, representing the College of Engineering, inducted into Sphinx, a senior men’s honorary and the St. Andrew Methodist Church at his hometown in St. Albans, W.Va. While in Nigeria,

The West Virginia Humanities Council and the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia are currently seeking nominations for the 2012 Professor of the Year award. The Professor of the Year is a prestigious award that recognizes individuals for outstanding teaching in West Virginia’s colleges and universities. The award was founded as an effort to recognize and reward innovation and creativity among institutions of higher education, as well as bring these accomplishments to the attention of the entire state, said Executive Director Ken Sullivan. “We take a wellrounded view and try to

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calendar, group features, chat capabilities and video conferences. Mark Six, Director of systems administration within The Office of Information and Technology said he believes the long-awaited change will better meet the needs of WVU students, faculty and staff. “In our opinion, we needed to give users more

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La Baba offers authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in a buffet-style format.

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look at the person’s entire contribution,” he said. To be considered for the award, the educator must first be nominated. Requirements for nomination include full-time employment with a degree-granting college or university in West Virginia, have been a full-time employee of said institution for at least five consecutive years with a rank of assistant professor or higher. In addition, all nominations must be approved and signed by the president of the college or university. Sullivan said the 19 board members who select the winners are searching for the candidate with the best overall excellence in teaching. The 2011 Profes-

tion has been completed. Users are encouraged to be patient as they process through the queue request system.” The change will allow users to access Google Apps, including Google Docs, and a “cloud storage” system that will allow users to access stored documents from any computer. Other features that will be introduced include a


A new Middle Eastern restaurant is joining Morgantown’s blooming restaurant and entertainment scene. With so few Middle Eastern restaurants in Morgantown, La Baba owner Sami abu Laban thought it was important to bring some of his culture to the community. “I came from Jerusalem a while back and recently found a location to open my Middle Eastern restaurant so people could have different options,” he said. Instead of using menus, La Baba, a family-owned restaurant, offers customers an all-you-can-eat buffet-style dining experience for just $12. Some of the more popular Middle Eastern cuisine includes selections such as stuffed grape leaves, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, spinach pies, chicken shawarma wraps and gyros. For dessert, the restaurant offers the traditional honey-and-nut-layered treat, baklava.

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the account to Gmail now and migrate the email and contacts later or switch the account to Gmail now and delete the existing MIX email and contacts. According to the re l ea s e, “ D e p e n d i ng on the timing of the request, migration of email messages and contacts could take up to several weeks. Users will be notified by email once migra-

“All the food is prepared daily, and I do some of the cooking,” Laban said. “We also use halal meat.” Laban also said the restaurant is not a big place, but there are about 30 seats for those who decide to eat in. La Baba also offers take out and catering options. La Baba is open Monday-Saturday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. “For me and many of my employees Sunday is a family time, therefore, we remain closed,” Laban said. After being in the Morgantown area for a little over a year, Laban said he was finally able to find a location. La Baba is located at 3109 University Avenue in the plaza beside Hibachi Japanese Steak House. For traditional Middle Eastern cuisine you can stop by or call 304-598-0073. For more information on La Baba, visit their Facebook page at lababaresturant.

Shuttle service to be offered during ‘Wine and Jazz’ West Virginia University students who will be enjoying the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival will be able to catch a ride, courtesy of the Student Government Association. In an effort to keep students safe, SGA has helped organize a shuttle to the event. Buses will be shuttling attendants from the Mountainlair to Camp Muffly in Morgantown, where the festival will take

place, in an attempt to prevent drinking and driving. The festival will take place from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. “We thought it was a great opportunity to provide students with a fun time but in a safe, responsible manner,” said Student Body President Zach Redding. According to Redding, running the buses for the

duration of the festival will not only prevent drinking and driving, but it will also allow those attending the festival to have a relaxing, enjoyable time. “Any time an organization has the opportunity to prevent drinking and driving, I think they need to,” Redding said. “Providing transportation should show our students that we want them to enjoy themselves, but we care more

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about their safety.” Although the SGA has provided buses in the past, this is the first time the buses will run non-stop during the festival. Four buses will run Saturday and two will run Sunday. The Wine and Jazz Festival is $20 per day for those 21 and older and features local wine, music, art and food. –‑ljp

TIME AND A HALF Despite more than 40 shots on goal, the WVU women’s soccer team tied visiting Duquesne 1-1 Thursday. SPORTS PAGE 9

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Delegates recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday.

life to volunteer for the yetto-be-proven Peace Corps,” Martin said. Now a first-time author, Martin also has a passion for making the effort to stop mountain top removal and an interest in coal mining. “I am almost a West Virginia nationalist. I love it here, but I don’t favor the mountain top strip mining and the destruction caused by Marcellus shale drilling,” Martin said. Martin has decided to stay in West Virginia and continues to be involved with many organizations and promoting his book. Throughout all of his accomplishments, Martin quotes Thomas Jefferson in saying that he has learned, “the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” “My advice for students is to make their life more than making money and to remember that the love of money is the root of all evil,” Martin said. To learn more about Martin’s life and his book visit http://wildwonderfulwv. us/julian or purchase his book at

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sor of the Year was West Virginia University professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Marcello Napolitano. Although the program receives nominations from the majority of public and private institutions in West Virginia, WVU has produced winning professors eight times since the program’s debut in 1985. “WVU is always very competitive,” he said. Napolitano said he was honored to be nominated for the award last year; however, he hadn’t expected to win. “It felt great, deep inside – I needed time to digest it before I could speak about it. I’m proud – proud of myself, my students and WVU,” he said. The board judges nominees based on a point system with categories, including teaching, student counseling, research and publications, and overall impression. The board, which is

3 in Denver. Wall Street hit a four-year high a few hours before Obama’s speech after the European Central Bank laid out a concrete plan to support the region’s struggling countries. Convention planners shoehorned a few more seats into the Time Warner Cable Arena for Obama’s remarks, pushing capacity to about 15,000. Even so, the decision to scrap plans to hold the night’s session in a 74-000-seat football stadium meant a far smaller crowd than the president’s campaign hoped would hear him speak and present an enthusiastic show of support on television. The economy is by far the dominant issue in the campaign, and the differences between Obama and his challenger could hardly be more pronounced. Romney wants to extend all tax cuts that are due to comprised of members of the public, selects finalists based on application information and interviews with the candidates. “We look from the standpoint of the public,” Sullivan said. “We are representatives of the business industry – the kind of people who would hire graduates, and so we are looking at who has educated our future employees.” The winner of the award will receive a $10,000 cash award as well as a unique trophy designed specifically for the program. Smaller rewards will also given to four runners up. A banquet for the winners will be held in Charleston in early 2013. Nominations are to be turned in to the Humanities Council by Nov. 2. All nominees will be notified of the board’s decision in late December. Nomination forms and instructions can be found at http://wvhumanities. org. For more information, contact Ken Sullivan at 304-346-8500.


expire on Dec. 31 with an additional 20 percent reduction in rates across the board, arguing that job growth would result. He also favors deep cuts in domestic programs ranging from education to parks, repeal of the health care legislation that Obama pushed through Congress and landmark changes in Medicare, the program that provides health care to seniors. Obama wants to renew the tax cuts except on incomes higher than $250,000, saying that millionaires should contribute to an overall attack on federal deficits. He also criticizes the spending cuts Romney advocates, saying they would fall unfairly on the poor, lower-income college students and others. He argues that Republicans would “end Medicare as we know it” and saddle seniors with ever-rising costs.


Continued from page 1 options and more features,” he said. “This would be the best approach to meet the needs of the WVU community.” WVU students said they are excited about the change, as it will better fit the needs of their fastpaced lives. “I can keep all of my Gmail accounts in one now on my iPhone. It’s really a lot easier for me to have it this way instead of having to go home and log onto MIX from my computer,” said sophomore public relations student Allison Heller. “I love the new features, too. I can have a chat with anyone in my contacts right there on a side panel, which is very beneficial. This is just better organized.” Sophomore landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker said she is excited to eliminate the hassle that the MIX system has caused her. “It was a hassle to access my email through MIX on my iPhone,” she said. “So I’m happy that we are finally able to send and receive emails that way.” For more information on the switch, email oithelp@

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Martin taught chemistry and coached the track team at Abbot Boys Secondary School. “Before the Peace Corps, Africa was a mystery to me,” Martin said. “Our training program at UCLA was excellent, but nothing could have prepared me for my first night alone or my thirdclass train trip.” Martin served in the Peace Corps from September 1961-November 1963. “When I came back from Nigeria, I was a better-educated person with what was going on in the world and especially the so-called third world,” Martin said. He also learned that West Virginia and Nigeria suffer common effects of absentee land ownership and exploitation of natural resources. “I also discovered that people are basically the same everywhere you go,” Martin said. Once Martin adjusted to his environment and his approach to teaching in Nigeria, he realized how fun it actually was.

“One student, Peter Okeke, was a pleasure to have in class – always happy and smiling,” Martin said. The phrase “Imagonna” in the title of the book came about during a misunderstanding one day in Martin’s class. “Although the students and I thought we were speaking English, there was still a language barrier,” Martin said. “Peter stayed behind after class one day and said there was a word I used that no one could understand.” It turned out that “Imagonna” is what it sounded like when Martin said, “I am going to.” “My West Virginia accent and my students, Igbo ears, (which are) familiar with Irish-accented English ,made for some confusion,” Martin said. Martin said the Peace Corps was a great experience, and he encourages any individual thinking about volunteering to do so. “While reading my book, you will travel with me and take a look back at what motivated me to leave a wellpaying, although dangerous, job and comfortable

James Taylor and rocked by R&B blues artist Mary J. Blige as they awaited Obama’s speech. The hall erupted in tumultuous cheers when former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 assassination attempt, walked slowly onto the stage to lead the Pledge Of Allegiance. The cheers grew louder when she blew kisses at the crowd. Delegates also cheered when video screens inside the hall showed the face of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind killed in a daring raid on his Pakistani hideout by U.S. special operations forces, approved by the current commander in chief. The campaign focus was shifting quickly – to politically sensitive monthly unemployment figures due out Friday morning and the first presidential debate on Oct.

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will create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy built to last.” He added, “The truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade.” The evening also included a nomination acceptance speech from Vice President Joe Biden, whose appeal to blue collar voters rivals or even exceeds Obama’s own. Delegates approved his nomination to a new term by acclamation as he and his family watched from VIP seats above the convention floor. First lady Michelle Obama, popular with the public, was ready to introduce her husband, two nights after she delivered her own speech in the convention’s opening session. Delegates who packed into their convention hall were serenaded by singer



With unemployment at 8.3 percent, Obama said the task of recovering from the economic disaster of 2008 is exceeded in American history only by the challenge Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced when he took office in the Great Depression in 1933. “It will require common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold persistent experimentation” that FDR employed, Obama said. In an appeal to independent voters who might be considering a vote for Romney, he added that those who carry on Roosevelt’s legacy “should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington.” His campaign said the president would ask the country to rally around a “real achievable plan that


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward solving the nation’s economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, “Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met.” “The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place,” Obama said in advance excerpts of a prime-time speech to delegates and the nation. The president’s speech was the final act of a pair of highly scripted national political conventions in as many weeks, and the opening salvo of a two-month drive toward Election Day that pits Obama against Republican rival Mitt Romney. The contest is close for the White House in a dreary season of economic struggle for millions.

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Market milestone: Stocks return to late-2007 levels


Specialist Michael A. Pistillo, right, works on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell Thursday. NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the stock market was this high, the Great Recession had just started, and stocks were pointed toward a headlong descent. But on Thursday, the Dow Jones industrial average hit its highest mark since December 2007, and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index soared to its highest level since January 2008 in a rally that seemed destined to mark a milestone: American stocks have come almost all the way back. A long-anticipated plan to support struggling countries in the European Union provided the necessary jolt, and the gains were extraordinarily broad. All but 13 stocks in the S&P index were up. European markets surged, too. “There’s just a sea of green,” said JJ Kinahan, TD Ameritrade’s chief derivatives strategist. “It’s pretty fun.” At the start of 2008, the U.S. economy was already a month into recession, though most people scarcely knew it at the time. The S&P had recently hit an all-time high, and the unemployment rate was 5 percent, compared with the current 8.3 percent. Then, in March 2008, the investment bank Bear Stearns collapsed under the weight of bad mortgage bets, and investors began to sell. In September, the full financial crisis took hold as Lehman

Brothers filed for bankruptcy, banks stopped lending to each other and investors began dumping stocks in earnest. By March 2009, the S&P had dropped 57 percent from its high to hit a 12-year low of 676. Since then, the index has been on an impressive if often bumpy climb. Helping to power it was unprecedented support from the Federal Reserve, which critics say has reignited a dangerous gambling spirit among professional investors, and record profits at big U.S. companies. Although stocks have rebounded, the broader economy is still lagging. But Barry Knapp, head of U.S. equity strategy at Barclays Capital, said stocks tend to anticipate the future economy rather than reflecting current conditions. So the signs are good. “It can be a misleading forecasting tool, but sometimes it’s telling you something significant,” he said. “It’s entirely possible the stock market is telling us that there is a better economic environment out there.” So could the rally help President Obama? A number of recent studies have connected a rising stock market to improved odds of re-election for the incumbent president. Since 1900, when the S&P 500 has posted gains from July to October in an election year, voters returned

the sitting president to the White House 80 percent of the time, according to a study by S&P Capital IQ. But no modern president has faced re-election when unemployment was so high. President Jimmy Carter was bounced from office in 1980 when unemployment was 7.5 percent. If you started off 2008 by putting $10,000 in the S&P 500, the benchmark for most stock funds, you would now have $10,600, thanks to dividends. That’s assuming you could stomach the ride. Your initial investment fell to $9,840 six months later, then plunged to $6,300 by the following January. Starting in 2010, companies began generating higher and higher profits despite an anemic U.S. economic recovery. In fact, companies in the S&P 500 increased net income by double-digit percentages over eight quarters in a row through the end of last year – a stretch that has surprised even Wall Street stock analysts, who are normally criticized for being too optimistic. The way companies achieved that is familiar to any of the millions of Americans who’ve lost a job in recent years: Businesses cut workers, used technology to run more efficiently, slashed spending and squeezed remaining staff. Sales to faster-growing

countries in Asia also helped. Companies in the S&P 500 now generate 30 percent of their sales from overseas, Knapp said. The market’s rise did hit a few roadblocks, however, most notably in the summer of 2011, when Congress was squabbling over raising debt limits and fear was mounting that the U.S. could be headed into another recession. Over one four-day stretch in August, the Dow rose or fell by 400 points each day, the first time that has happened. The S&P 500 ended flat for 2011. Then earnings rose again this year, fears over European debt crisis receded and stocks soared again. For the first three months of 2012, the Dow was up 8 percent and the S&P 12 percent, in each case the best start since the great bull market of the 1990s. The question now is whether big companies can continue to post record profits. The immediate outlook has no shortage of potential obstacles. The U.S. economy grew a tepid 1.7 percent in the April-June period, less than half the pace of late last year. Big overseas economies, like Brazil’s and China’s, are slowing. And many countries in the 17-nation eurozone are in recession. On Thursday, the chief economist of the Organiza-

tion of Economic Cooperation and Development said he expects even powerhouse Germany to fall into recession by the end of the year. As if that’s not bad enough, the dollar has strengthened against major currencies recently. That makes U.S. products sold in foreign currencies more expensive, cutting into overseas revenue. Thursday’s rally got momentum after the president of the European Central Bank unveiled a new program to buy government bonds from the region’s struggling countries with the aim of lowering their borrowing costs. Mario Draghi said the program will have no set limit on how much it can buy. That was just what investors needed to hear. The S&P 500 index jumped 28.68 points to 1,432.12. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 244.52 points to 13,292. The Nasdaq composite index also reach a milestone, gaining 66.54 points to close at 3,135.81, its highest level in 12 years. Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC-40 each rallied 3 percent. The gains were even bigger in Spain and Italy, the two largest countries to become caught up in the region’s long-running government debt crisis. Spain’s benchmark index soared 5 percent, Italy’s 4 percent. Traders shifted money out

of U.S. Treasury bonds, considered one of the world’s safest places to stash money, and the drop in demand lifted yields. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.67 percent, up from 1.60 percent late Wednesday. In an encouraging sign for the American job market, a report from the payroll processor ADP said businesses added 201,000 jobs last month, the most reported by the survey since March. Separately, the Labor Department said the number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000 last week to 365,000. That figure won’t affect the August jobs report, due out Friday, but could be a sign of a better hiring this month. Even before Thursday’s surge, the stock rally has been one for the record books. Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Fargo Capital Management, published a report last month showing that stock prices have more than doubled in the 3 ½ years since hitting a recessionary low in March 2009. That surpasses every post-World War II rally after a recession over a similar period. “We’ve been told from the start that this stock market was going to be low return and high risk, but it’s turned out to be the best ever,” Paulsen said Thursday. “Fear was way overdone.”

US jobs outlook improves as Presidential campaign heats up WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the government reported. And companies boosted hiring in August, according to a private survey. A far more consequential report politically – the government’s unemployment and hiring figures for August – will come out Friday, just as the presidential race enters its stretch run. Jobs are the core issue in the race, and that report could sway some undecided voters. There will be two additional employment reports before Election Day. But by then, more Americans will have made up their minds. “It’s the most important economic data point we have between now and Election Day,” said Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman under President George W. Bush. Friday’s jobs data is unlikely to signal significant improvement in the stillsluggish economy. Economists’ consensus forecast is that employers added 135,000 jobs last month, according to a survey by FactSet. That’s below July’s gain of 163,000. And it’s probably not enough to bring down the unemployment rate, which is forecast to remain at 8.3 percent. That would let Republican nominee Mitt Romney point to 43 straight months

in which unemployment has exceeded 8 percent. At the same time, Friday’s report will almost surely mark a 30th straight month of private-sector job gains, a point Obama and his allies are certain to spotlight. “The president’s supporters will say, ‘See, it’s improving,’ and the supporters of Gov. Romney will say, ‘See, it’s not improving fast enough,’” said Robert Shapiro, an economist and former trade official under President Bill Clinton. The biggest threat to Obama would be a rise in the unemployment rate, the most visible economic statistic for most voters. The rate declined slightly in the spring but is now back where it was in January. For the White House, higher unemployment would offset any political benefit from slow but consistent job creation. Voters are likely to ask, “If you’re creating jobs every month, why is the rate going in the wrong way?” Fratto said. A drop in unemployment would enable Obama to focus on social issues

that might play better with the independent voters he needs in battleground states. Polls show Obama has an edge on Romney on social issues, while Romney has a slight advantage on the economy. “It makes it easier for the president to continue attacks on women’s health care, immigration and every other differentiation with Republicans,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a DemoJob seekers visit a Primerica booth at a job fair in San Jose, Calif. cratic strategist. Obama is likely to have gotten an advance peek at Friday’s job figures before his speech Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention. The report is normally sent to the White House the day before its release. Thursday’s government data on the job market exceeded economists’ expectations. Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell 12,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 365,000. And ADP, a payroll provider, estimated that companies added 201,000 jobs last month, the most since March.

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“Regret is what I feel when I remember I’m another number to him.” “Regret feels like knowing I’m a bad example for my little brothers.” “Regret feels like a hangover that lasts the entire next day.” These regrets were voiced by West Virginia University students who submitted to a WELLWVU Tumblr that is documenting the remorse of students grappling with alcohol abuse. WVU is not the only college in the country with a

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drinking problem – nearly half of all college students nationwide admit to binge drinking. However, there can be no denying WVU’s notoriety when it comes to the reckless, party-school lifestyle contributes to this dangerous behavior. Setting aside the question of whether the University’s high standing in party rankings is soiling its academic reputation, it is important for all students to understand the unmistakable emotional and physical health risks that are associ-

ated with heavy drinking. According to a study chartered by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 1,700 college students die each year as a result of alcohol-related injuries, including car accidents and alcohol poisoning. The overall tally of alcohol-related injuries for college students is close to 600,000 annually. Additionally, over 30,000 students receive medical attention for overdosing on alcohol each year.

Moreover, three out of every four female college students who report being sexually abused say that they were under the influence of alcohol at the time. These numbers are staggeringly high. Fortunately, many of these dangers are avoidable as long as you take the time to educate yourself on the dangers of alcohol abuse. The University offers many valuable resources for students looking to indulge in alcohol responsibly, including counseling and an online educa-

tional program on the topic. Make the most of these resources, and keep in mind that your number-one priority as a college student is advancing toward your career goal. Occasionally letting loose and enjoying yourself is perfectly fine, but don’t go overboard. It could cost you your emotional well-being, physical health or even your life. To check out the WELLWVU “Regret” blog, go to

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Rampant Adderall abuse needs to be reigned in haley henderson-pennington guest columnist

Going to college is viewed by most as an exciting change in life is filled with new experiences, people and a fresh sense of freedom. There is no one to tell you what time to go to bed, when to eat or if you need to be doing your homework. Essentially, you can do whatever pleases you. Although there are all sorts of excitement happening around you, there is still work to be done. After making it through syllabus week you think to yourself; “What is all this commotion about college being difficult? It doesn’t seem that bad.” Then you get a few more weeks into the semester and realize you are drowning in work and more behind than you thought possible. How are you ever going to get all this homework done? You are overwhelmed by distractions and eventually just give up. As you’re venting to your new roommate about all your stress, they offer you a solution. They pull out a little blue pill and tell you that it will help you focus, finish your homework and even have time to study for your big test next week. Hesitant but desperate, you take the pill and get to work. You sit at your desk for twelve hours and complete all your work. The pill seemed to do the trick. Adderall abuse has been an increasingly pertinent issue on high school and college campuses in the past decade, especially in the past few years. Availability has increased by ex-

Adderall is currently one of the most widely abused prescription drugs in the United States. traordinary amounts and the drug is being used for multiple purposes. For those who are not prescribed the medication, it is used to enhance focus, increase energy and decrease appetite. Medically, Adderall is prescribed to treat patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Along with treating symptoms of ADHD, the stimulant is intended to improve “self-esteem, cognition and social and family interactions” of the patient. The abuse of Adderall on campuses is a tremendous issue that needs to be handled. In high school, I knew a few people who occasion-

ally abused stimulants. But, there were always more people who were legally prescribed Adderall to treat their medical condition than there were students illegally abusing it. In college it has been the complete opposite experience: it seems more people are exploiting the effects of Adderall than ever before. How and why is the mistreatment of this drug so apparent? The National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2009 performed a study on Adderall abuse. The study showed that college students between the age 18-22 were twice as likely to abuse Adderall than those of the same age not in college.

The main cause of Adderall abuse is overprescribing of the drug and the high demand among overwhelmed college students. There are students I know of who have simply gone to the doctor complaining of not being able to focus and being easily distracted, and the next moment they are walking out the door with a prescription for Adderall. When word spreads that it is easy to obtain the stimulant, it is not that difficult to pass the doctor’s test and act distracted for twenty minutes to be prescribed the medication. From there, Adderall can be sold at obscene prices to students just so they can try to get through their

homework. Under the Controlled Substance Act, Adderall is a Schedule II controlled substance. This places Adderall on the same level as Codeine, Morphine and Oxycodone. Therefore, there is a high risk of dependence on the drug, but that does not seem to be a relevant issue to those students who begin using the drug. It is difficult to imagine why someone would accept that it’s okay to casually use this substance and not believe they will form an addiction to it. Some of the negative side effects of Adderall are dry mouth, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, nervous-

ness, high blood pressure and seizures. Adderall abuse is spreading, and the problem is not going away any time soon as more students use it as a study crutch, weight loss method or means of recreation. Giving someone a pill when they have a complaint does not mean a problem is solved – especially when it is given away as easily as Adderall is. There need to be more extensive procedures for someone to obtain a prescription for Adderall. If someone has a prescription, there needs to be better means of maintaining how many prescriptions that person has and how often it is used.

A college student’s guide to coping with homesickness devante agu guest columnist

I bet this past summer you were counting the days until you got to Morgantown. You were even telling all your friends how great it is and how you couldn’t wait until you were back at West Virginia University. Now you can’t wait until you go back home, right? This is called homesickness, my friends. Well, either that or confusion, because WVU is certainly one of the best places in the

country for a college-age student to be. Homesickness is very common and even expected in college students. Some students probably felt it 20 minutes after they arrived in Morgantown. Regardless of whether it is major or minor, all students experience it. Whether it’s sleeping in your own bed, eating your mom’s lasagna for dinner or even going to the same Wal-Mart you’ve known your whole life, everyone has some degree of attachment to home. This isn’t just a freshman thing, either. I know upperclass-

men who still wouldn’t mind going home from time to time. Regardless of what year you’re in, homesickness is a terrible malady that can strike anytime during the semester. Students who say they are getting homesick are sometimes looked at as weak and not mature enough to be in college. In all actuality, homesickness can affect a person’s grades, attitude and stress level. The good thing is that there are plenty of ways to cope with it. If you become homesick, you should embrace it. Allowing yourself to miss

home can help you deal with your homesickness. Many college students have different ways of dealing with homesickness. Calling a friend who went away to college can also do the trick. Chances are your friend is probably feeling the same way, and having an old friend you can talk to about home can do wonders. Going out with some of your colleagues is another thing that could help. Sitting in your dorm room or apartment and rubbing that lamp isn’t going to help you get over your homesickness or make a

genie come out of it, for that matter. Get out and attend a university-sponsored weekend event like WVUp All Night, or discover why we have such a high party school ranking. Talking to your family could help a lot, too. Just because you left them doesn’t mean they’re gone forever. Most laptops have cameras now, so you could video chat your family after dinner. Try not to call too often, though, because this could prevent you from getting comfortable with your college life and could make you more homesick.

Try not to make any sudden decisions when you get homesick. When people get overwhelmed, they tend to make irrational decisions that could end up hurting them in the long run. You shouldn’t jet home to see your dog Bubbles and forget about that organic chemistry test you have the next day. Now, I know none of those things are going to bring you the satisfaction of your mom’s lasagna, but it should take the edge off a little bit. Find what makes you happy here and that should ease the pain of not being home.

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BORN TODAY This year you often act on one idea while espousing a different one. You also tend to say one thing but do another. Others could view this type of behavior as erratic. A boss, parent or older friend is a source of luck. You also will gain through your work, which could result in a pay raise or promotion. When brainstorming with others, you could be taken aback by all the ideas that pop up. If you are single, you could meet someone through one of your commitments. This common ground allows you to relate more easily. If you are attached, working together on a project or for a common cause strengthens the bond between you. GEMINI can demand a lot.

Tonight: All smiles. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HH You could need some time away from others. You might want to think through a decision without hearing everyone’s opinions. Communication seems to come in from many different directions. Plans easily could change under the circumstances. Tonight: Shhh ... you do not need to reveal everything. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You don’t need to be rigid, but it would be wise to keep your eye on the big picture. You might feel as if there are too many decisions or possibilities. Resist overthinking. You will be more fortunate and happier if you are spontaneous. Tonight: Zero in on what you want.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Could you be overly optimistic? Positive thinking helps manifest your ideas, but it all depends on how you take disappointment. You might feel pressured by a friend’s version of an incident. There is such a thing as too much information. Tonight: Go to your favorite haunt.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You could be more in sync with someone you’ve put on a pedestal than you might realize. You never looked at the similarities between you before now. Be willing to go out of your way to see this person. Tonight: Leader of the gang.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHH You might expect more from an emotional investment than is logical. A touch of realism might make you uncomfortable, but on some level, it will serve to protect you. A brainstorming situation could add to the confusion. Tonight: Your treat.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Share some of your drifting thoughts with the person they involve. Good feelings will emerge as a result. On some level, one of you is logical and the other has a devil-may-care attitude. Tonight: Let the good times rock and roll.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You have a way about you right now that makes you difficult to resist. Your spontaneity opens up new paths and possibilities. You might say one thing but actually want something else. Try to be clear in your communication.

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Everyone needs to get away with a favorite person every so often. Why would you be any different? You might be surprised by what this person shares. Try not to let your ideas

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and thoughts race out of control. Remain receptive to a positive idea. Tonight: Out late. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH A close loved one simply does not make sense to you. Eventually, you’ll understand where this person is coming from. You easily could feel overwhelmed by the constant flux of his or her ideas and sometimes off-the-wall actions. Tonight: Follow someone’s lead. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Stay nice and calm when dealing with someone’s requests and desires. You might opt to get a project done or curl up with a favorite book. Not everyone needs to have his or her weekend action-packed. Tonight: Put your feet up and relax. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH It makes no difference what you do -you have fun nearly anywhere, with anyone. You’re simply in the mood to live it up. Only you can interfere with your set of plans. A child or a potential loved one intrigues you. Tonight: Leader of the gang. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Visit with relatives rather than run out the door to meet someone. You often do not make enough time for certain members of your immediate family. Pressure builds as a result of the judgments you might be making. Tonight: Go for spontaneous. BORN TODAY Singer/songwriter Buddy Holly (1936), singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), actor Peter Lawford (1923).

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Friday September 7, 2012

Caged Power 2 set for Mylan Park Expo Center by hunter homistek associate a&e editor

Caged Power 2, the latest combat sports event hosted by Simon Promotions, is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Mylan Park Expo Center. The event, which features a blend of professional boxing and mixed martial arts, is set to make history as the first show in West Virginia history to feature professional bouts in both boxing and MMA. “We are setting up the ring and the cage,” said Stephen Simons, owner of Simons Promotions. “There will be four or five pro boxing bouts and four pro MMA bouts featuring some of the area’s best fighters.” Among these fighters is standout Morgantown, W.Va., boxer Eric Watkins. The 26-year-old fighter has not competed in his hometown since November 2011, and he is eager to show the improvements in his game. “When Eric is not in school, he’s in the gym,” Simons said. “He’s one of the most determined fighters I have ever come across.” Also on the boxing side of the card is the much-anticipated rematch of one of last year’s most celebrated bouts between Bruceton Mills, W.Va., product Glen Walls and Pittsburgh’s Paul “The Piston” Pindroh.

Jason Cardillo (top), who will fight at the event Saturday, attempts to work his way out of an arm-bar during a match. Mixed martial arts will return to Morgantown Saturday with Caged Power 2. When the two faced off last November at the Morgantown Event Center, there was no shortage of action and mayhem inside the ring, making it a fan-favorite matchup. “That fight was an all-out war,” Simons said. “There

was not a whole lot of defense, and I cannot wait to see it again.” After the boxing matches conclude and action turns to the cage, fans are promised more of the same in the way of fast-paced, intriguing matchups.

The night’s feature attraction, undefeated wrestling phenomenon Jason Cardillo, is set to take on gritty veteran Jacob Clark in the welterweight division. Cardillo, who trains at one of the area’s premier gyms, Fight Club Pitts-

burgh, has blitzed the local MMA scene since his professional debut in 2010, and it does not seem the former Slippery Rock University wrestler is slowing down any time soon. After dominating opponents in his first seven

professional matchups with his smothering wrestling and slick grappling, Cardillo showed off vastly improved striking skills in a July 21 event in Canonsburg, Pa., en route to victory. With this evolving allaround game, Cardillo is quickly becoming a name to watch out for on the national radar. “Jason really gets the crowd on its feet,” Simons said. “He is really something special.” With a night packed full of high-octane fights, Caged Power 2 is certain to please the combat sport enthusiast looking to spice up his or her Saturday night. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at Kegler’s Sports Bar or at the Mylan Park Expo Center the day of the show. General admission tickets are $30 at the door and $25 if bought in advance, but students who show a valid ID will receive a discount at Kegler’s Sports Bar. For students, tickets bought in advance are $10 for general admission and $20 for assigned seating. VIP seating will be available for the event. Contact Stephen Simons at 304290-0291 to inquire about pricing.

‘The Possession’ lacked elements of a good horror film madeline carey a&e writer

“The Possession” was the top-grossing film of the weekend, earning more than $17 million at the box office. This makes it the best movie out right now, right? Wrong. “The Possession,” starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) is possibly the worst movie ever made. What happens when you go to an innocent-looking yard sale in the fictional world of “The Possession”? Your daughter buys a wooden box, which has a demonic spirit trapped inside. There’s no need to worry, though, unless cicadas or a random hand start coming out of her mouth. If this happens, you should probably start to worry. As for Kyra Sedgwick’s character, the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress should stick to TV, or at least cop roles. For an actress that has so much talent, she pre-

sented some of the worst acting in a possibly talentless cast. The acting wasn’t the only thing to go awry throughout the film. Subplots throughout the movie seemed to be meaningless and a plain waste of time. Pointless snippets of footage that should have been left on the cutting room floor seemed to have made their way into the film, including footage of a basketball practice where the players practiced with an invisible ball. How that played into the plot or character development is beyond even the deepest analysis. Coming from someone who is legitimately terrified of anything remotely close to exorcism movies, you can take a great amount of confidence in the fact that you’ll be laughing and more or less astounded by the horrible plot, bad acting and just plain sad cinematography. At the climax of the film, when the exorcism is taking place, most of the scene is shot with the lights flashing for a solid minute or two. The screen actually went black a probably 50

‘The Possession’ earned more than $17 million at the box office in its opening weekend. times in those two minutes while screams erupted. It could have been mistaken for a malfunction of the projector, but no. It was just bad directing, which caused a feeling of strobe lighting throughout the

theater, making the final scene almost as unwatchable as the rest of the film. In all honesty, not only was “The Possession” a terrible film, but even the scores were appalling. While most scary movies

are based around tricking viewers into fear by using a combination of creepy music and too-loud sound effects, “The Possession” was able to take the term unrealistic to a whole new level.

I can truthfully say I have never before walked out of a movie theater with such a feeling of wasted time and money than after seeing “The Possession.” daa&

NBC’s Tom Brokaw leaves hospital, in ‘great health’ NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw has been discharged from a Charlotte, N.C., hospital and pronounced “in great health” after feeling light-headed during a TV appearance Thursday

morning. “After medical evaluation and a round of tests, Tom was pronounced in great health and has been discharged,” said NBC News President Tom Capus in a statement released about 1 p.m. EDT.

Capus expressed gratitude to the Carolinas Medical Center for Brokaw’s excellent care. Hours earlier, the network had reported that Brokaw felt “light-headed” on the set of the news-talk program “Morning Joe,”

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which originated this week from Charlotte. “Out of an abundance of caution,” he was taken to the hospital for examination. At about 10 a.m., Brokaw offered his own diagnosis with this Twitter post: “All is well Early AM I

mistakenly took a half dose of Ambien and made less sense than usual. Made a better comeback than Giants...” Ambien is a brand name for a sleep-inducer. The 72-year-old Brokaw has been keeping a busy schedule of on-air appear-

ances at the Republican National Convention last week and, this week, at the Democratic Convention. He has served as special correspondent for NBC News since stepping down as anchor of “Nightly News” in 2004.


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123 Pleasant Street to host The Living Deads BY hunter homistek associate a&e editor

Local music venue 123 Pleasant Street is gearing to host a night of psychobilly fury, with national favorites The Living Deads taking the stage at 10 p.m. Sunday night. The three-piece outfit always delivers an energetic and positively electrifying live performance, and even those who are not typically fans of the rockabilly genre will find something to sink their teeth into. “Their music is just so energetic,” said 123 Pleasant Street employee Jason Pownell. “If you just like music in general, you are going to like The Living Deads.” Given the band’s relentless attitude toward its craft, the title “The Living Deads” truly could not be more appropriate. The band lives for music, effectively casting off any chance at a “normal” existence. The group tours year-round in its RV, books its own shows and prints its own T-shirts – they are active zombies in the business of music, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. Within the genre, it is all about being a little edgy and acting a little different, and The Living Deads embodies these traits. Featuring drummer and vocalist Randee McKnight and Symphony Tidwell on upright bass, the duo becomes three in a method that only be described as unconventional. “Their guitar player quit on them, and ever since then, they just bring different guitarists with them to different shows,” Pownell said. “They have had

The Living Deads will perform at 123 Pleasant Street Sunday, Sept. 9. Chuck Hughes and Hank Hays play for them, among many others.” This no-rules approach to the game of music is what makes The Living Deads so polarizing, and in featuring a different guitarist at random, it is always in one’s best interest to make it out

to a Living Deads show; you just never know who you might get. While the group’s attitude toward the status quo of today’s music business is anything but the standard, its sound is one that resonates with lovers of that patented rockabilly groove.

Tidwell’s upright bass work is nothing short of sensational, and McKnight’s drumming is always driving and on point. Expect a sound along the lines of the Stray Cats, and expect to be impressed. “It is honestly hard to get a good picture of her

(Tidwell) playing bass,” Pownell said. “Her hands are always moving so fast that the pictures always come out blurry.” For the rockabilly enthusiast, the general music fanatic or just somebody looking for a fun time on a Sunday night, 123 Pleasant

Street is the place to be. In addition to the show, the venue will have free billiards and a $4 Bloody Mary special all night. As usual, concertgoers must be 18 to attend, 21 to drink.

Did Eastwood’s RNC act cause trouble for ‘Curve’? LOS ANGELES (AP) — A week after Clint Eastwood’s appearance before the Republican National Convention, mocking continues about the Hollywood veteran’s peculiar, rambling conversation with an imaginary President Barack Obama in an empty chair, raising the question: Will his latest film also be playing to empty seats when it debuts later this month? E a s t w o o d ’s nearly 12-minute-long speech, partially directed to an invisible Obama, has fired up a social media meme that shows no signs of cooling. It includes the popular (hashtag)Eastwooding and the (at)InvisbleObama account on Twitter, as well as jokey videos of the infamous seat hosting a press conference and a montage of empty chairs plopped into Eastwood film scenes. While such ridicule plays well online, it could prove disastrous at the box office when “Trouble With the Curve” opens nationwide Sept. 21. The film stars Eastwood as a pasthis-prime baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves who’s accompanied by his lawyer daughter, played by “The Fighter” actress Amy Adams, on a last-chance scouting trip to North Carolina. “If you’re a Clint Eastwood fan, my guess is you’ll probably still go to see the movie,” said S. Mark Young, co-author of “The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America” and professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. “If you’re not, you might be very disappointed with what’s become of Clint.” The movie, which also stars Justin Timberlake as a rival scout, is directed by Eastwood collaborator, Robert Lorenz, and is being distributed by Warner Bros. A studio spokeswoman declined to comment if the film’s marketing campaign would be tweaked in light of Eastwood’s odd convention appearance. He’s still ex-

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pected to attend the film’s junket and premiere. Leonard Hirshan, Eastwood’s longtime manager, said the 82-year-old actor-director would likely appear on one talk show to promote the film. He wasn’t sure which one. Hirshan didn’t originally know Eastwood was planning to appear at the convention in Tampa, Fla. He noted Eastwood doesn’t employ a personal representative and usually “chooses to do what he wants to do.” Although he’s been a Hollywood staple, Eastwood has never conformed to Hollywood standards. He’s a flag-waving Republican, a fiscal conservative who takes leftleaning stands on social issues like gay marriage. He made waves with rightwingers earlier this year when he starred in a Super Bowl spot for Chrysler, a company that benefited from government support. Despite the continued roasting of Eastwood’s RNC shenanigans online, Young of USC said moviegoers are often extremely forgiving of such bizarre, broadcast-for-the-masses moments. He cited Tom Cruise as an example. Cruise still draws crowds to theaters even after he wildly jumped on Oprah Winfrey’s couch and called Matt Lauer “glib” on the “Today” show. “Unless someone has done something truly egregious, people are still going to go to the movies,” said Young. “If people go to see `Trouble With the Curve,’ it’s probably not because they side or don’t side with Clint’s political beliefs. They’re going to go to be entertained, whether they like movies about baseball or just the stuff that Eastwood has done in the past.” M ov i e g o e r s a re n ’ t the only audience Eastwood might have to worry about following his divisive speech supporting Mitt Romney. There’s also left-leaning Hollywood. Eastwood’s “Trouble With the Curve” performance




This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Clint Eastwood, left, and Justin Timberlake in a scene from ‘Trouble with the Curve.’ The film, about an aging and ailing baseball scout, will be released Sept. 21. has already been bandied about as an awards contender. Could his emptychair act have undermined Eastwood’s chances at capturing more Oscars? “What he did is not going to help him, but it’s certainly not going to harm him either,” said Scott Feinberg, awards analyst and blogger for The Hollywood Reporter. “The fallout and embarrassment from what he did is probably punishment enough for Clint. Ultimately, I don’t think his 11-minute speech can undo his 50-plus-year legacy in Hollywood.” Feinberg noted that actors like Daniel DayLewis in “Lincoln,” Joa-

quin Phoenix in “The Master,” John Hawkes in “The Sessions” and Denzel Washington in “Flight” were already considered more likely front-runners for best actor nods before Eastwood ever began chatting with an invisible Obama. It also wouldn’t be the first time he was passed over. Eastwood, who won best picture and director Academy Awards for 1992’s “Unforgiven” and 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby,” hasn’t received Oscar love since 2007, when “Letters from Iwo Jima” was nominated for the same prizes. He wasn’t up for those categories earlier this year for “J. Edgar” or

for 2008’s “Gran Torino,” which he starred in as well as directed. “This may actually have the reverse effect and cause sympathy for him,” said Tom O’Neil, editor of the awards site GoldDerby. com. “The Oscars are all

about hugs - who we love and who we don’t in Hollywood. There was something endearing about him taking a chance up there and embracing his politics. It took guts. That’s kinda what you expect from Dirty Harry.”



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Wine and Jazz Festival to return to Camp Muffly by jeremiah Yates a&e editor

Fans of great music and locally made wine can rejoice – the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival will return to Camp Muffly this weekend, Sept. 8-9. Saturday and Sunday Camp Muffly will be packed with jazz musicians, food offered by local restaurants and wine tastings. The event is scheduled Saturday 11:00 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. No alcohol will be sold before 1 p.m. Sunday. A free shuttle will run from the Mountainlair, courtesy of the WVU Student Government Association. It will run during the hours of the festival. The festival will feature the West Virginia University Jazz ensemble and an appearance by WVU Director of Jazz Studies Professor Paul Scea. “This year’s festival has as wide a variety of groups as ever,” Scea said. “The Marty Knepp trio, featuring WVU alum Jason Gano, will perform on Saturday. They do a mix of originals and contemporary jazz standards in the vein of Chick Corea.” “On Sunday, James Miltenberger’s Quintet will perform jazz standards, and Sean Parsons, on the faculty

dents from WVU who are playing this year’s jazz festival include Eli Weidman on drums, Gregg Thurman on bass and Grace Leong on piano,” said Wesley Hager, a WVU graduate student. “This year’s festival is featuring some of the best jazz instructors and performers in West Virginia, and I am very grateful to get to perform alongside one of the many jazz virtuosos being featured at Camp Muffly’s Wine and Jazz Festival,” Hager said. A total of 16 restaurants and local wineries will offer food and beverages to festivalgoers throughout the weekend. The list of wineries at this year’s festival is: Daniel Vineyards, Fisher’s Ridge, Forks of Cheat, Kenco, Lambert’s Vintage Wines, Potomac Highland Winery, Watts Roost Winery and West-Whitehill Winery. Various styles and flavors of wine will be available for purchase and samples will be served. The cost of attendance is $20 per day and it includes a File photo souvenir wine glass and wine Festival goers enjoy wine showcased by carious local makers during the 2011 West Virginia Wine and Jazz festival. tasting for those who are at least 21 years old. WVU jazz students are go- lifetime opportunity to perof Marshall University, will turing local musicians Tom For more information, visit perform. Sunday’s closer will Harrison, Jim Roderick, Mark ing to showcase their skills as form with Professor Paul be the hard bop group ‘Are Cappellini, Keith Jackson and well. Scea and also Brazillian flutYou From Somewhere,’ fea- James Moore,” Scea said. “I am getting a once in a ist Sergio Alvares. Other

‘American Idiot’ makes its way to the CAC tonight by jeremiah Yates a&e editor

Tonight Green Day’s Broadway musical “American Idiot” will make its way to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center. This is the first US/UK tour of the show since its year-long stint on Broadway, with its 42nd stop at the CAC. According to Thomas

Hettrick, who plays role of “Tunny” in the show, said he has found the audiences great and has enjoyed his time performing on the tour. “There’s a great cast and a great creative team … and the music is Green Day,” Hettrick said. All songs are written by Green Day, which Hettrick agrees is an aspect of the show that attracts people who would otherwise not

be in tune with the musical scene. Songs from Green Day’s multi-platinum album ”American Idiot” are featured throughout the show, including “21 Guns,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “American Idiot.” Hettrick said the show sparked an interest in Green Day, and after performing in the show, he has purchased a few of

their albums and become quite a fan. “This album has definitely opened horizons for me,” said Hettrick. “The music itself has this story in it. “It’s a pretty intense journey to go through in 90 minutes … the music and the story makes it something that everyone can understand.” The story of “American Idiot,” which is an adap-

tation of the studio concept album, follows three young adults searching for meaning in life. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times described the show as “thrilling, emotionally charged and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 dollars for students and range

from $44-$60 for the public. They can be purchased at the Mountainlair and CAC box office locations, Ticketmaster or by calling 304-293-SHOW. More information for the show can be found at the WVU Arts and Entertainment website, http:// As for Hettrick, he said fans are “in for a treat.”

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s press watchdog said Thursday it will not for now open an investigation into a tabloid’s publication of nude photos of Prince Harry because royal officials have not filed a formal complaint. The Sun was Britain’s only national newspaper to carry the pictures of Harry frolicking in the nude with an unidentified woman in his Las Vegas hotel room after the images appeared online and drew international attention. The Press Complaints Commission said it received around 3,800 complaints after The Sun published the pictures, but royal officials were not among those filing. The commission said Thursday that it is talking with Harry’s representatives but since they have not yet formally complained it would be “inappropriate” to open an investigation at this point as any probe without consent would have the potential to “itself pose an intrusion.” When asked about a possible formal complaint, Harry’s office said it is still considering matters and will make a decision “in our own time.”

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West Virginia plays in third-straight overtime game in 1-1 draw by robert kreis sports writer

A trend is developing with the West Virginia women’s soccer team, and it has not been pleasant. The Mountaineers played their third double-overtime game Thursday night in as many tries against the Duquesne Dukes that ended in a second straight draw for WVU. “We are struggling to put 90 minutes together,” said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “That is something that we need to do. That’s our focus heading into Sunday.” The Mountaineers registered an outstanding 41 shots – the fourth-largest number in program history; however, shots do not put points on the scoreboard. “You are going to have those games, and we just can’t give up goals as easily as we have been,” Izzo-Brown said. The Dukes were on the board first when senior forward Paige Maroney struck the ball from 14 yards out past sophomore goalkeeper Sara Keane. Late in the second half, Keane was left with one-on-one again after the defensive back line broke down. “We are just trying to figure out what we can do defensively to get shutouts,” Izzo-Brown said. “Unfortunately we weren’t able to do it tonight. “We’ve got to figure it out because defense wins championships.”

The Mountaineers went into halftime down 1-0, only registering four shots on goal. Struggling to create an offensive attack, Izzo-Brown emphasized the importance of taking quality shots. It did not take long for IzzoBrown’s halftime pep talk to set in for sophomore Kate Schwindel, who fired a beautiful ball that entered from a drop pass, coming off the foot of freshman Kelsie Maloney into the goal early in the second half. “After halftime, we knew this was a team we couldn’t lose to,” Schwindel said. “We knew we had to come out and at least tie it up and get those chances. You’re not going to score any goals without any chances.” Schwindel’s offensive assault continued into the half, blasting a ball from beyond the penalty box that nosedived toward the goal before crashing into the crossbar and out of play. While Schwindel and the Mountaineers continued the attack, putting six shots on goal and taking nine corner kicks, the Duquesne defense and goalkeeper Ashley Szalwinksi refused to allow a score and forced the game into overtime. In the first overtime, the game went from an offensive onslaught to a defensive deadlock, with both teams failing to generate much offense. It looked like West Virginia

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Senior defender Bry McCarthy and the West Virginia women’s soccer team played Duquesne to a 1-1 draw in the Mountaineers’ third-straight overtime game.

Seven things Mountaineers play to 0-0 tie vs. Penn St. WVU must do to win Big 12 men’s soccer

By Amit Batra Sports writer

Hoping to bounce back from tough losses against No. 1 UNC and No. 15 Wake Forest, the No. 22 West Virginia men’s soccer team got back on the road Thursday night to take on Penn State. Since head coach Marlon LeBlanc took control of the Mountaineers, the program has gone 2-0-1 against Penn State. In 2006, WVU won 2-1. In 2007, the Mountaineers pulled out a 1-0 shutout victory. The overall series is in Penn State’s favor 18-6-2. The two teams ended in a tie after going the distance in a double-overtime thriller. In front of 728 in attendance, WVU and Penn State seemed to be too evenly matched for a win in State College, Pa. WVU goalkeeper Pat Eavenson had two saves on the night. Seniors Travis Pittman and Shadow Sebele each had two shots in the match. Freshman Andy Bevin and junior Craig Stephens also recorded two shots. In a match that lasted more than two hours, both teams were even in the shot department with 13 each. The Mountaineers won the shots on goal category 4-2. West Virginia also won the corner kick battle 7-3. Both teams were very physical throughout the affair, with the Nittany Lions having 13 fouls. WVU only had one fewer with 12. Two yellow cards were given to West Virginia, while Penn State also received one Thursday night. Coming into Penn State, Eavenson had a 0.75 goals against average in four

starts. WVU continued its struggle with not being able to capitalize on scoring opportunities. This was due to the Nittany Lions’ goalkeeper and a bit of unluckiness on the part of West Virginia. “We really created a lot and right now we’re just in a bit of a scoring funk,” LeBlanc said. “I think it would be more disappointing if we weren’t creating anything. Tonight we had a lot of opportunities, and their goalkeeper came up with two big saves and got help from the crossbar once.” There were opportunities for both teams, but solid goalkeeping solidified the draw. “We really pushed for the win, which opened us up a little on the counter, and we dodged some bullets,” LeBlanc said. “They’re a good team, but I thought we played very well and deserved at least a point on the road.” With the result, West Virginia goes to 2-2-1 on the season. The most positive result is coming back home Sunday. WVU returns to Morgantown to face Oakland Sunday at 1 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies will come into Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium with the intent to remain undefeated on the year. Oakland is 3-0-0 after three home wins against Vermont, New Hampshire and Cleveland State. More impressively, the Golden Grizzlies have not given up a goal on the season, as they has won two 1-0 shutouts over Vermont and Cleveland State. Oak-

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The No. 9 West Virginia football team began the 2012 season in record-setting fashion by defeating Marshall 69-34 Saturday. But for the Mountaineers to achieve their goals this season and win the Big 12 Conference Championship in their inaugural season, there are seven things that must occur.

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Head coach Marlon LeBlanc and the West Virginia men’s soccer team ended a difficult road stretch with a 0-0 draw against Penn State. land beat New Hampshire 3-0 to open up the season. Now, Oakland looks to have the same success on the road, as the next three of four games will be on the road. Leading the Golden Grizzlies will be junior midfielder Miche’le Lipari. Lipari scored two goals in the season opener over

New Hampshire. The goals were 38 seconds apart. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Scott Messer has been perfect on the season – as he hasn’t given up a goal so far. Oakland has outshot its opponents in two out of the three games this season.

1. The defense must make plays The Mountaineer defense showed its youth after allowing 34 points and more than 400 yards against Marshall last week. Granted, many of those points and yards came against nonstarters in the fourth quarter, but WVU will play much more powerful offenses than Marshall this season. I’m not asking the unit to shut down opposing offenses. But, the Mountaineers must force turnovers and get off the field on third down if the team wants to be successful.

to keep defenses guessing and on its toes is crucial for the offense to reach its potential. 3. Woods has to make plays Senior wide receiver J.D. Woods claimed all preseason camp that he was ready to make plays in 2012. The ambitious receiver did just that against Marshall. Having Woods continue to produce throughout the season will be crucial for a West Virginia team that is looking for a reliable third target to throw to after Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. It takes some of the defensive attention off receivers Austin and Bailey and gives the offense another form of balance.

4. Miller and Jenkins need to step up Senior cornerbacks Pat Miller and Brodrick Jenkins both struggled Saturday. They were beaten consistently on deep balls by Rakeem Cato and had trouble bringing down Herd receivers. With the passhappy Big 12 Conference in the headlights, the two defensive backs will only be tested more in conference 2. Alston and Buie must play and must find a way to maintain balance improve quickly. Shawne Alston and Andrew Buie led a WVU rush5. WVU must avoid ing attack Saturday that turnovers Obviously, avoiding turnpiled up more than 300 yards. To think 300 rushing overs is something every yards is something the of- team strives to accomplish fense is capable of achiev- throughout the season. But ing every week would be a see arthur on PAGE 12 bit extreme. But being able




WVU opens fall season in UNC-Wilmington Invitational

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Freshman libero Anna Panagiotakopoulos and the West Virginia volleyball team will host the West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Invitational this weekend at the Coliseum. Head coach Tina Samara and the West Virginia women’s tennis team will begin their fall season this weekend.

By Robert Kreis Sports Writer

The West Virginia women’s tennis team will embark on the toughest schedule in the program’s history this weekend when it competes in the UNCWilmington Invitational. Third-year head coach Tina Samara is finally starting to see evidence of the foundation she has laid and is primed to take the Mountaineers to the next level of women’s college tennis. “This is the most excited I have been since I’ve been here,” Samara said. “We finally have six players who can compete at every spot. “I don’t think there will be one bracket (at the UNC-Wilmington Invitational) where we are going to be weak.” The Mountaineers will begin their fall season, comprised of every tournament, at the UNC-Wilmington Invitational for the second consecutive year. Joining West Virginia at the invitational are UNCWilmington, Charleston Southern and Virginia Commonwealth University. The tournament will feature four brackets on the women’s side and will be played at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. While Samara is excited about the skill level of her team, one aspect of the game the Mountaineers

lack is experience. The only members of last season’s team returning are senior Emily Mathis and sophomore Ikttesh Chahal. Mathis returns from last year when she played No. 1 singles for most of the season, until she suffered a nagging stomach strain injury. The Flower Mound, Texas native led last year’s squad with four wins in the No. 1 singles spot. Chahal, from Chandigarh, India, returns for her sophomore year following a season of inconsistency. After struggling with the No. 3 singles spot last season, Chahal eventually found her stride, winning her last four matches. Samara knows what she is going to get out of Mathis and Chahal, but it is the new class of Mountaineers that the former AllAmerican player turned coach looks forward to seeing most this weekend. “I am sure there will be a little bit of shock in the beginning with the level (of play),” Samara said. “Hopefully they come back after and realize they have to work extremely hard after.” The prize of Samara’s recruiting class is Lansing, Mich., native Hailey Barret. Barret, a five-star recruit according to, joins the Mountaineers ranked No. 66 in the country. The other two freshmen in this year’s recruiting

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class come from outside the United States. Vivian Tsui comes to Morgantown from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, while Irinka Toidze joins the Mountaineers all they way from Tbilisi, Georgia. Tsui and Toidze will team up with Cahall and redshirt freshman Jade Allen, a London, England, native who sat out last season. Samara has a very international feel to her roster. “There are multiple (advantages of international players) that aren’t even tennis related,” Samara said. “Learning about different cultures and languages and just the experience of what college should be, but I think there are a lot of times where they tend to come in and are a little more appreciative about what they are getting.” One member of the recruiting class who brings experience to the Mountaineers is senior Audrey Wooland, who transferred from Louisiana- Lafayette, where she was recruited by Samara before she took the West Virginia job. With the best recruiting class in recent program history, Samara is using the tough schedule to propel her team to championship level. “You have to play the best to be the best,” Samara said.

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Mountaineers set to face four teams in two days by austin seidel sports writer

The West Virginia volleyball team will have quite a test of endurance in this weekend’s West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Invitational. The Mountaineers will take on four teams in two days. The first match of the tournament will feature West Virginia going up against Maryland-Eastern Shore and two-time MidAtlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week Saitausa Iosia. “They are going to be a tough team,” said West Virginia head coach Jill Kramer. “Definitely the team we have our minds set on. We play them first, we focus on them.” The Mountaineers have been plagued by errors this season and will look to control themselves before controlling the net. Capitalizing on scoring opportunities hasn’t been a problem for some players, though. Freshman middle blocker Caleah Wells leads the Mountaineers with a .347 hitting percentage and fellow freshman and starting outside hitter Hannah Sackett leads the team in kills and in overall scoring, with 87 and 98.5, respectively. “We just need to control our game and worry about passing and getting the ball over the net,” Kramer said. “We’ve got to handle the ball better. We will be working on our passing and serving a great deal in practice this week, as we always do.” The Mountaineers are slated to face St. Peters for their second match of

the tournament, and will look for another big game at the net to help protect against St. Peter’s dual threat at outside hitter and right side. Laura Reinhart and Lauren Behrens have commanded the Peacock attack, with 72 and 70 kills, respectively. Arielle Allen and Evyn McCoy have contributed excellently to the Mountaineer defensively. Allen has added 63 digs to the team’s total of 299 and McCoy has contributed two solo blocks and 18 block assists. In a tournament where great defense will most likely need to bail out a fatigued offense, the Mountaineers will hope to see great performances from both girls at the net. The third match of the tournament for the Mountaineers comes on the second day of the tournament against Radford at noon in the West Virginia University Coliseum. The Highlanders will look to throw Rachel Wiechecki and her 97 kills into the mix early and test the Mountaineers’ Hannah Sackett in a matchup between two hard-hitting outside hitters. Sackett has come up big in several games with season for WVU, leading the team in kill on four different occasions and will most likely look to add to her total against Radford and prove her worth against some of the game’s best competition. One of the focuses for Sackett will be to improve her .293 hit percentage and capitalize on a higher percentage of her kill at-

tempts. Sackett has come under fire at the OH position, and things will not be any different in the coming games. “That’s just part of the game,” Kramer said. “People always look to attack the hitters and avoid hitting it into the back row. That’s where most of our errors come from is off of block attempts that just don’t work.” In the final match against Wright State, the Mountaineers will most likely be deep into their rotations and rely on players such as Monique Kemp and Elzbieta Kline to come up big off the bench. In her only appearance against Navy, Kline earned a kill in her only attempt and will look to add to that total over the course of the weekend. Kemp, another freshman and middle blocker, will look to prove that she can provide the WVU defense with depth at the middle blocker position. In addition, WVU will look for yet another big game defensively from Anna Panagiotakopoulos, who comes off of a career high 20 digs against George Mason. Overall, the team’s focus against these non-conference opponents will need to be on minimizing errors and commanding the ball at the net as they look to prove that they can still run with the rest of the Big 12 Conference. Game time against Maryland-Eastern Shore will be 3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Coliseum.



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Senior Stephanie Aldea and the West Virginia cross country team will compete in the Penn State Spiked Shoe 6K race this weekend.

by jon Fehrens sports writer

The West Virginia cross country team will stick to its regular game plan heading into this weekend’s meet at Penn State University. Head coach Sean Cleary has installed a practice schedule that includes running long distances but at a slower pace. The cross country team has bought into the system and for senior Stephanie Aldea, the results are noticeable. “We are doing really well; we have a really strong group of women this year. This type of workout will prep us for the quicker stuff that comes later on this year,” Aldea said. “Doing this now will prepare us for the quality of work for the middle and end of the season.” The Spiked Shoe is the first 6K race the women will be taking part in this season. It gives everyone an opportunity to simulate a real race but without the pressure. “A lot of girls are coming off the summer mileage and this kind of event will


Continued from page 9 would escape with a win this time when Maloney had an open net after Schwindel crossed the ball across the box, but the young freshman sent the ball sailing over the goal. “(Maloney) just has to keep her head up (and) keep taking chances,” Keane said. “She can outrun anyone (and) finish anytime. We have a lot of confidence in her.” The game would eventually end in a draw, but not before Duquesne led one last ditch effort. With the clock

get their feet going again. It gives a good opportunity to just put the spikes on again. We also get our first looks at some of the schools we will be facing later on in the season,” Aldea said. “We will be able to gauge ourselves, which is really important.” Aldea can tell from the way the team is training right now that the results will pay off down the road. She also notices something else about her team – the freshmen this year are incredibly strong are ready to begin racing. One of the freshmen that Aldea boasts about finished in the top 20 in a nation-wide Footlocker competition. “We have five really mentally strong freshmen; they all excel and look fit. There is a lot of strength potential and once they grasp onto the training, they can get there,” Aldea said. WVU looks to continue to build after every meet and add more intensity as the season carries on. After the Spiked Shoe, West Virginia will head to Toledo University next weekend.

inside two seconds, the Duke forward blew past the WVU defense that was pushed forward in an attempt to score. Keane made a diving save to preserve the 1-1 tie. At this point in the season, Izzo-Brown and the Mountaineers sit at 2-3-2, winless in their last four matches since beating then No. 1 Stanford. Being unable to build upon the win against the Cardinal has the Mountaineers sputtering, but senior Bry McCarthy claims the Mountaineers are ready to spark the energy. “Now is the time to pick up the momentum.”


Continued from page 9 for the West Virginia football team, turnovers seem to have a little more impact on the outcome than most college football teams. In fact, the Mountaineers are 64-4 since 2002 when winning the turnover battle. If WVU wants to avoid upsets this season and compete with the upper echelon of the Big 12, it must limit giveaways. 6. Get Tavon touches After leading the nation in all-purpose yards in 2011 and earning preseason All-America accolades this season, senior wide receiver Tavon Austin has proven himself as one of the most explosive playmakers in college football. Against Marshall, Austin returned punts and kickoffs, rushed the ball and, obviously, made receptions as a wide receiver. There were times last season when it seemed the Mountaineer offense forgot about Austin and would go lapses without getting him a touch. This can’t happen this season if WVU wants to maintain its offensive momentum.

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Senior inside receiver Tavon Austin had 173 all-purpose yards against Marshall last week.

made the cover of Sports Illustrated, head coach Dana Holgorsen has made multiple appearances on national television, and WVU is buzzing with excitement. But the Mountaineers can’t get caught up in the hype. The team clearly has the 7. Don’t get caught up potential to compete with in the hype any team in the country, so Expectations are higher it must be focused on the in Morgantown than they task at hand. have been since 2007. Quarterback Geno Smith

The DA 09-07-2012  

The September 7 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.