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LGBT activist uses voice for equality By Ashley Tennant Staff Writer

Candace Gingrich-Jones didn’t let the views of her peers, those in political office or even her own family stop her; she was determined to have her voice heard and to take a stance for equality. As part of the West Virginia University Festival of Ideas, Gingrich-Jones, an advocate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-

gender community, shared her personal story and the need for activism Tuesday. Her involvement in the LGBT community began in 1995 when her brother, Rep. Newt Gingrich(RGA), became Speaker of the House. She found herself in the national spotlight and had the opportunity to have her voice heard. Gingrich-Jones has traveled across the country since then to talk to Ameri-

cans about the importance of coming out, the duty to vote and the power of everyday conversations to change minds. She said she believes the current generation of young Americans is crucial to obtaining full equality. Noting the widespread support of LGBT issues, she has coined the phrase “Generation Equality” to describe individuals under thirty. “People need to speak

up and act out in order to achieve the justice and equality queer Americans deserve,” she said. “The main thing that I do right now is I am the associate director of the Youth and Campus Outreach Program for the Human Rights Campaign. I am the coordinator for our internship program, which I absolutely love. The energy that knowing these young folks will be carrying the torch of this whole movement is

a really good feeling.” Gingrich is a strong advocate for coming out. She said she believes the decision to come out is a powerful and important choice to make. “The first thing that I always remind people is that it’s your decision when and where and how and if you come out, so I would hope that people don’t ever feel pressured to come out by others. It is a powerful thing, but it’s your power-




Veterans ‘speak out’ about life, military experiences by megan calderado correspondent

Caroline Atkins, professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at West Virginia University, has found herself teaching rooms full of student-athletes for more than 20 years. But this year, she’s teaching a class unlike any other. Atkins teaches a class modeled after the Speaking to Communities course specialized for student veterans. These veterans spoke in a public forum titled, “Student Veterans Speak Out” Tuesday at Clear Mountain Bank. The five veterans enrolled in the course shared stories of their military experiences to inspire future generations. “How many of you have a friend or family member in the Marines? How many of them are women?” said Donna Stehley, the only female vet in the class and a Morgantown native. Stehley has served for 26 years on reserves and active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps. Today, 6.2 percent of the Marine Corps is made up of women. However, when she was serving in the ’70s and ’80s, it was not as common.

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Prior to the 2012 presidential election, major news networks across the country projected a 99 percent probability that West Virginia voters would choose Mitt Romney over Barack Obama – and Mitt Romney did win West Virginia’s five electoral votes. However, the results of the state elections showed a majority of Democrats taking seats as representatives, senators and governor. Why, and how, is West Virginia, a consistent supporter of Republican presidential candidates, full of

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Caroline Atkins, right, teaches a classed modeled after the Speaking to Communities course specialized for student veterans.

elected Democrats at the state level? “Democrat and Republican are fairly flexible labels,” said Dr. Jeff Worsham, a West Virginia University professor of political science. “Many West Virginia Democrats would be California Republicans. For example, Manchin would fit right in with the California GOP delegates.” Because of these relative labels, Neil Berch, a political science professor of state government at WVU, said West Virginia Democrats and national Democrats are two completely different things. “The West Virginia Dem-

ocrats tend to nominate Democrats who are more conservative,” he said. “Since West Virginia is to the right of the country as a whole, the national Democrats tend to nominate more liberal Democrats who may not fit in as well with West Virginia views.” Coal legislation seemed to be one of the deciding factors for West Virginians in the 2012 election, but Dr. Susan Hunter, a professor of political science at WVU, feels coal is not the huge issue on a national level. “Neither party wants to shut down coal production,” she said. “Democrats simply want the state to abide

by clean air legislation, and you will find that jobs in coal have not been lost during the Obama administration.” In support of Hunter’s opinion, Worsham said race may play an even larger role in the election than coal. “Coal makes a difference in West Virginia, but the sad truth is that the race of Obama may make a bigger difference for many voters,” he said. “Look at the results; there is a reason the South and Border States voted for Romney; whites voted disproportionately for Romney, and blacks voted in even higher proportions for Obama.”

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For many West Virginia University students, one of the first things that comes to mind when they think of the Mountaineer Maniacs is school spirit, large student fan sections and watch parties to cheer on the Mountaineers. While the organization is responsible for coordinating student fan presence at games and promoting good sportsmanship, its goals reach much further into the community. “It’s extremely important that we represent our organization, not just from a sports standpoint, but to get out in the area and work as a group to give back – especially in Morgantown with it being such a closeknit community,” said Nicole Katz, Director of Community Service said, Throughout the holiday season, Katz said the Maniacs will be doing just that. Members of the organization can be found every month preparing and serving meals for its “Meal-aMonth” initiative. Nonprofit organizations such as the Bartlett House and the Ronald McDonald House have been recipients

of these monthly meals. Tonight from 6-8 p.m., the Maniac Leadership Board will serve November’s meal at the Bartlett House. “The opportunity to serve those less fortunate is one we do not take lightly. It’s a major part of what we do as members of this organization,” Katz said. In addition to serving a “Meal-a-Month,” the Maniacs also partner with the American Red Cross to organize three blood drives per year. At its first blood drive in August, the WVU community donated 89 pints of blood. The Maniacs’ next blood drive is scheduled for Nov. 28, from 1-7p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Executive Director Chris Northrup said he encourages both students and community members to participate in this life saving effort. “Donating blood is a great opportunity for students from all different parts of the university to come together and give the gift of life. It is a simple and heartfelt way to show that Mountaineers care. There

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W.Va. voting results reveal a state divided by Madison fleck

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Maniacs rowdy for local community By Summer Ratcliff

Phil D’Bourget, a U.S. Army veteran, speaks during Tuesday’s “Student Veterans Speak Out” event at Clear Mountain Bank in Morgantown.

ful thing that you get to say when, where, and if it happens,” she said. Another one of Gingrich’s main ideas on which she focused during her lecture was the power of everyday conversations and the role they play in the lives of members of the LGBT community. “I think that conversations are something we all do, we all have, and it’s

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A Pennsylvania State University Professor will give a presentation today showing how scientific research and proactive legislation can create positive change. Robert Brooks will give his lecture “Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Using Science to Inform Policy and Practice” at 4 p.m. in Room 101 at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy. Brooks is a professor of geography and ecology in the Department of Geosciences of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State. Dr. Brooks has studied numerous wetland and river systems in the U.S., including emergent marshes, peatlands, shrub and forested wetlands, large rivers and headwater streams. “I know Rob Brooks as we are both wildlife ecologists with wetland science interests,” said Dr. Jim Anderson, Director of the Environmental Re-

search Center at West Virginia University. “We see and talk with each other at the Society of Wetland Scientists almost annually.” Brooks will talk about how he takes science-related data and uses it for management and policy practice. “We’ve quite a bit of work on many different scales from plot level research all the way up to water shed and landscape level studies,” Brooks said. Brooks works with many resource and environmental agencies and said he tries to assist them in any way he can. “We work with the EPA, the Natural Resource Conservation Service and many state resource agencies. We’re always listening to what they need and what they’re trying to do and see if we can find the science based tools to help them do it,” Brooks said. Dr. Anderson feels the lecture will be relevant and beneficial to students. “The topic is important due to this fact,” he said.

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Attendees of the “Student Veterans Speak Out” listen to a speaker at Clear Mountain Bank in Morgantown Tuesday.


Continued from page 1 Stehley told stories about how she was required to participate in the same physical training as men; however, women were not allowed – or authorized – to receive training with rifles. In addition to boot camp, it was also necessary for women attend etiquette and makeup application classes. “Fire truck-red lipstick was part of the uniform”, Stehley said. Whenever she put on her battle uniform, Stehley said she encountered discrimination. “The women looked at me in horror, and the men

sneered,” she said. Despite the odds, Stehley was able to contribute 26 years to the USMC and was even serving at the same time as her son. Jason Reffer, a pre-criminology sophomore at WVU, is also a Morgantown native. Reffer has been deployed to Iraq and spent a year in South Korea as a fraud investigator. He worked for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) in the Air Force. He shared a story about the time he was able to investigate and catch a Department of Defense contractor who stole $1 million from the U.S. government. Aulton Paul Davis is currently a freshman at the University from Bridge-

port, W.Va. He has been sent to places like Washington, DC. to help guard the Marine Barracks, and on one occasion he was also able to guard President Obama and his family. Davis opened by telling a detailed story of when he and other Marine Corps members were driven to boot camp for the first time. “Becoming a marine was no joke; this was the real deal,” he said. He continued to share his experience about the rest of boot camp. “They break you down physically and mentally, and then rebuild you into the man they want you to be,” he said. Before graduation, the recruits must complete

“The Crucible,” which is a three-day ordeal where participants get one meal a day and two hours of sleep each night – which was usually interrupted. They must then complete a 15-mile hike before being awarded the title of marine. However, when Davis looks back to boot camp, he said the experience was ultimately beneficial. “When (you’re) going through the struggles of camp, the struggles of life no longer seem so difficult,” he said. Christopher Morris of Pennsylvania joined the Marine Corps at high school age. “It’s a tradition in my family to join the military – do your part,” he said.

He now works with organizations that try to help soldiers deal with posttraumatic stress disorder. “We are now losing more troops to suicide than in combat due to post-traumatic stress disorder,” he said. Phil D’Bourget served 14 years in the U.S. Army and is both a Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran. He is now helping organizations that support disabled veterans. “You might serve someday, and you might someday need assistance,” he said. Some organizations even assist disabled vets in their homes. “Shopping, going out to a movie, dinner, whatever,”

he said, explaining how these organizations offer their assistance. When asked by a fellow Vietnam vet in the crowd about how he was welcomed home from both wars, D’Bourget got emotional. He recalled one memory from after the 30hour flight coming home from Desert Storm. “When we came out of the ramp, there were lines of people there to greet us, three or four deep, waving flags,” he said. “They wanted to meet us, shake our hands, tell us we did a good job, and they’re glad we’re home.” To learn more about the class, visit

any other way to describe it if you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender American or someone who cares about an LBGT American or someone who cares about social justice; it was a historic day,” she said. “We reelected someone who realizes that queer people are part of America and includes us in his vision for the country.” Gingrich-Jones said coming to WVU has allowed her the opportunity to share her personal story of coming out and speaking out against views held by her brother, Newt. “Coming to WVU, I’ve had the chance to talk a little bit about my own coming out story. I’ve written a book called ‘The Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Memoir.’ I think there are a lot of us that are activists but more so because we’re reacting to something,” she said. So, hopefully I’ll give people something to react

to in a positive way,” she said. Gingrich-Jones said she believes it doesn’t take a politician to make change. She encouraged those in attendance to open their hearts and minds, share their own stories and push for change. “I think that everyone has the ability to make their own world a little bit better,” she said. “So, I’m asking people to be more out and open and active and speak up about things. I think that change that happens in Charleston and change that happens in Washington D.C. sometimes takes a long time, but through conversations we change people’s hearts and change people’s minds, and everyone has the ability to do that,” she said. For more information about The Festival of ideas visit www.festivalofideas.

they are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. Brooks’ work is giving examples to students how they can utilize science effectively to solve problems. It is giving them insight to the same issues that decision-makers face, he said. “Students can see the kind of work we do,” he said. “We put many graduate students through our program, and we have opportunities for undergraduates, so they can see the kind of research projects that are possible.” It is important for stu-

dents to be exposed to diverse opinions and ideas, Anderson said. “It is always useful to listen to researchers from other institutions,” Anderson said. “If students can come away from the lecture with a better understanding of this important link between policy and science, then the goal for this seminar will be met.” For more information about Brooks, visit his website at www.wetlands.psu. edu/people/people_pages/ brooks.asp.

said. On the bright side, Worsham said money is becoming less of a deciding factor in elections. “Yes, there is too much money in elections, but it does not appear that money always wins,” he said. The New York Times recently reported on the massive expenditures of political action committees in support of Romney – which still failed to win Romney any swing states. “So money cannot guarantee a win, with Raese as living proof of that in West Virginia. It does look like money can help incumbents to fight off challengers and did so in this election.” Hunter said the huge amount of money spent on the election causes disillusionment in low-income

West Virginians, to make them want government out of their lives – except when it benefits them. “You might expect poorer people to vote Democratic to safeguard funding for health care, Social Security and other programs,” she said. “West Virginians also seem to be very fundamentalist and are more likely to oppose abortion rights, support gun ownership and want government out of their lives (except for the benefits they personally receive), so (they) tend to vote Republican.” For more information on West Virginia voting patterns, visit www. electionprojection. com/2012elections/statepages/wv12.php.


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Candace Gingrich-Jones speaks to the crowd at the Mountainlair Ballroom as part of the Festival of Ideas Tuesday.


Continued from page 1 is no better way to help others than by donating blood,” he said. Volunteers can sign up to donate blood at the informational booth in the Mountainlair from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Thursday and Nov. 27. Walk-ins will also be accepted on the day of the blood drive for those who do not have an appointment. During the month of December, the Mountaineer Maniacs will be participating in the Adopt-A-Family program coordinated each

year by Scott’s Run Settlement House. The Maniacs will be donating a Christmas tree, food items and gifts to a family in need from the local area. Mary Catherine Hamilton, coordinator of this effort, said she believes this and other volunteer programs the Maniacs conduct provide an exciting way for WVU fans to share the Mountaineer spirit. “I thought this would be a wonderful program in which the Mountaineer Maniacs participate, because while we love our Mountaineer sports, nothing is more rewarding than giving a child a great Christmas morning,”

she said. Hamilton said she encourages members of the Maniacs and the rest of the student body to get involved by donating items during the first two weeks of December. “The holidays are the perfect time of year to step back and remember how blessed we all are. It is the least we can do to pass it on to a family in need,” she said. For more information on any of the Mountaineer Maniacs’ community service efforts this holiday season, contact their office at 304293-8208, or email

when you see something on television or hear something on the radio, it’s third person, and it’s there, but it might not impact us. But when a friend, peer, relative or classmate is talking to you about an issue, you usually listen a little bit closer because it’s comfortable,” she said. “So, it’s about education. When you say the foes of LGBT equality, there are various people who come to mind, but really, ignorance is the biggest foe,” she said. Gingrich-Jones said she places a high value on civic participation on issues of LGBT activism. She expressed her pride in America, as last week voters re-elected the firstever president to actively support rights within the LGBT community. “Last Tuesday was historic. There really isn’t


Continued from page 1 “Moreover, wetlands provide numerous other ecosystem services and functions such as flood storage, nutrient retention and providing wildlife habitat. They are the kidneys of the landscape because of their ability to clean and purify water.” According to Anderson, since wetlands only occupy 5-6 percent of the land surface, their impact on people and the environment is much more extensive, and


Continued from page 1 Worsham’s assertions have been confirmed by separate exit polls across the country. “Race matters, and some folks cannot wrap their heads around the idea of a black president – the entire ‘birther’ issue is simply another way of expressing racial attitudes without coming right out and saying it,” he said. The differences between local and national interpretations may cause difficulties for representatives. “It creates a problem for some of the elected Democratic officials who have to balance between supporting their party and staying popular back home,” Berch

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Canadian djent outfit Intervals released their second extendedplay, “In Time,” Oct. 30. For those unfamiliar with the genre of djent, go to YouTube, type in “Messhugah,” and listen to a couple songs. There you go. That’s djent ... and it all sounds like that, just not usually as good. Intervals’s “In Time” is no exception to this “rule of djent” I just invented. They tune low, they chug around and they push a brand of tight, staccato riffing that is increasingly popular in today’s modern metal landscape. I’m being a bit cynical here, but make no mistake: Intervals is an extremely talented band. Each member is a master of his instrument, and the production quality of the album is sensational. Everything sounds incredible where production and execution is concerned; the problem is that we have heard these same songs on albums by bands such as Periphery, Volumes, Animals as Leaders and Tesseract. Almost every artist in every modern metal band is a wizard of his or her respective instrument, so simply being good is not good enough anymore. Nothing stands as unique or fresh on the album, and the result is just another offering of downtuned, palm-muting djent-tastic tunes. If you’re into the genre, you will get a solid listen of some new songs from a band of which you may not have previously heard. If you are a first time listener, however, spare yourself the time and go listen to some Messhugah or Animals as Leaders instead. You get all of what “In Time” has to offer and so much more. —hah

With “Top 10 Hits of the End of the World,” Prince Rama takes the top ten most popular tracks in the wake of an apocalyptic tragedy and unites them for a soundtrack-style compilation, and the timing could not be more appropriate for this peculiar tale behind the group’s latest effort. Covering dark new wave, cosmic disco, psychedelic and pop-rock rhythms, the pseudo-compilation strays from any singular sound and instead focuses on an amalgam of sounds and experiments. Each track is written and performed by 10 separate, invented bands (the brainchildren of Prince Rama), complete with unique names, backstories and influences. Designed to be heard through a post-apocalyptic filter, the album serves as a tribute to each band that died during the 2012 demise of humanity as we know it today. The tracks, gothic ’80s-inspired band photos and mini biographies present as much humor and parody as they do genuine effort in distinguishing the musical identities. Rather than taking away from Prince Rama’s distinctive synthetic image, “Top 10” manages to hold on to their sound while revealing an otherwise concealed blend of creativity. A fun concept, key tracks like “We Will Fall in Love Again” by Motel Memory resurrects a New Order resonance, and “So Destroyed” by Rage Peace highlights and perfects a bass-savvy, fuzzy guitar and vocal pairing. While not every track lives up to the album’s potential, “Top 10” weighs its faults with ingenuity to conceptualize a futuristic and retrospective theory that may not be so terribly farfetched – after all, it is 2012. —eam

‘Don Giovanni’ delivers inspired performance at Benedum Center by Terri parlett copy editor

Pittsburgh Opera’s 201213 season continued with performances of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” Nov. 3-11. The show was another in a long line of excellent performances by the Pittsburgh Opera. The story focuses around Don Giovanni, a nobleman and womanizer of epic proportions. His servant, Leporello, numbers them at 1,965. As the show opens, a masked Giovanni is attempting, unsuccessfully, to seduce Donna Anna. Her screams garner the attention of her father and several guards. Her father, the Commandatore, duels with the Don and is killed. Throughout the opera, Donna Anna and her fiancé, Don Ottavio, search for the masked intruder to avenge her father. Meanwhile, Giovanni is attempting to seduce a peasant girl named Zerlina. She, too, is engaged, and her fiance, Masetto, sees Don Giovanni’s ways, and he distrusts Zerlina and Giovanni together. Aside from these, a woman named Donna Elvira has been dishonored by Giovanni, and upon seeing him, she is torn between seeking revenge and her love for him. With so many lovers and conquests angry at him, Don Giovanni’s situation isn’t looking good. By the show’s conclusion, we learn the fate of a betrayer such as Giovanni: he is dragged into hell. I’ve seen three shows by


The sleazy and sneaky Giovanni plays to his role of temptor in ‘Don Giovanni.’ the Pittsburgh Opera since coming to Morgantown; they’ve all been Mozart, and they’ve all been fantastic. Wayne Tigges, who debuted at the Pittsburgh Opera, was consistently hilarious as Leporello, the Don (Michael Todd Simpson) was just as smarmy as anyone could ever be, and Zerlina’s (Sari Gruber) disputes with Masetto (Joseph Bar-

ron) were wonderfully staged and completely adorable. However, Caitlin Lynch, in her Pittsburgh Opera debut, stole the show and captivated the audience. Her rich soprano voice soared through the auditorium, and her acting was absolutely heartbreaking. Her aria, “Or sai chi l’onore,” which is sung to Don Ottavio and asks him to fight

for her honor, is an incredibly difficult, athletic piece of music, and Lynch sang it masterfully. Jennifer Holloway, a former resident artist at Pittsburgh Opera, was also incredible as Donna Elvira. The audience couldn’t help but feel her internal struggle with her feelings for Don Giovanni, and all her time onstage was really striking.

The Pittsburgh Opera isn’t a bad drive from Morgantown, and with tickets starting at $10.75, their performances are a viable option for most West Virginia University students. For anyone looking for an experience outside the excellent local music scene, I recommend looking into Pittsburgh Opera’s upcoming season of events, some of

which are even free. This season continues with Il Matrimonio Segreto in January, the annual Cabaret performance in February, Madama Butterfly in March and La Cenetentola in April. For more information on upcoming shows or to buy tickets, visit daa&

123 to host benefit concert in support of WVU’s Appalachian Prison Book Project by CAROL FOX COPY DESK CHIEF

Fans of local music and those who wish to give back to the region can gather tonight at 8 for a tune-laden evening of philanthropy at 123 Pleasant Street. The event will be hosted by West Virginia University’s Appalachian Prison Book Project at the local venue from 8-11:30 p.m. Founded in 2004 by Associate Professor of English Katy Ryan, the organization seeks to encourage continued literacy in prisons in the Appalachian region, which

includes Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and of course West Virginia. And, as studies have shown that inmates with access to educational programs have lower recidivism rates, APBP’s work serves two purposes. Consisting entirely of volunteer workers – WVU staff, students and area community members – APBP collects books and dictionaries and sends them to inmates incarcerated in regional prisons. Since its inception, the recently named nonprofit 501(c)3 has sent more than 10,000 books to prison-

ers in the region. The concert will feature local acts Almost Blue, Best Friends, and Haley Slagle of Half Broke Horses (with Billy Matheny). Almost Blue, a local jazz vocal ensemble comprised of vocalist Esta Hill, drummer Jimmy Hutasoit, guitarist Duncan Lorimer and bassist Chris Plein, will open the show. Rock band Best Friends will take the stage next. Band members, John Casey, Jami Calandros, Jordan Pack, Paris Leonard and Jacob Pierce will take the stage to offer their always-energetic

live performance. The night will close with alternative country act Haley Slagle of Half Broke Horses featuring Billy Matheny. Admission is free, but a donation of at least $5 is encouraged. Larger monetary donations are welcome, as well. For more information, see the APBP Facebook page, the event’s Facebook page or the APBP’s University website, english.wvu. edu/centers-projects/appalachian-prison-bookproject.

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Time to take a stand Renowned LGBT activist Candace Gingrich-Jones spoke to the West Virginia University community as part of the University’s Festival of Ideas lecture series Tuesday. This lecture was yet another example of great opportunities afforded by this lecture series for students and other members of the WVU community. Each semester, these lectures provide a unique opportunity for students to hear from a diverse array of speakers who open the minds of their

listeners and provide their insight on a wide range of topics. The topic discussed Tuesday night was certainly one of the more charged issues recently addressed in this lecture series, especially in light of the recent approval of same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington. But it was important for the community to hear what GingrichJones had to say, as the battle over LGBT rights takes an increasingly prominent position on the national

stage. It is equally important for us and everyone else who objectively examines this issue to take a stand for the rights of all Americans, regardless of race, religion or sexual preference. It’s a testament to how far we’ve come as a nation that our newly re-elected president took this stand during his victory speech last week. However, despite the progress, there is much to be done. Throughout the country, individuals are discriminated against

based on their sexuality, both by the government, which refuses to recognize their right to marry their loved ones, and by a society that continues to ostracize them. It is time for us to move past the ignorance that continues to hurt so many of our fellow Americans. Science continues to shed light upon the fact that homosexuality is not a choice, but part of a natural identity. Thus, continuing to bully and discriminate against a large proportion of our pop-

ulation who happen to be gay is no different than discriminating on the basis of race. The issue of LGBT rights is the definitive civil rights issue of our generation. Now is the time for all Americans to set aside their preconceptions and commit to objectively constructing their stance on this issue. Surely, such an effort would find many more of our fellow Americans on the right side of history.

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President Barack Obama speaks at the annual Veterans Day commemoration at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sunday.

A Republican’s take on the election results derrik whitlow columnist

Time to eat crow. With the election finally finished, one thing is clear: the American people have spoken. In discussions with friends and in previously written columns, I openly showed my support of Governor Mitt Romney. Many polls leading up to the election showed the momentum favored Mitt Romney, but this did not last. In the final days of the campaign, the President gained an advantage and, this translated to Obama’s Election Day

success. I thought with the way things were shaping up that Mitt Romney would win in a close but decisive victory, taking most of the swing states. Clearly, the exact opposite happened, and now in the aftermath the rightwing punditry is doing the Monday-morning quarterbacking about why the election turned out the way it did. While there are things Romney could have done to improve his chances, at the end of the day, I don’t know if there is anything he could have done to truly turn the tide of this election. The Republican Party’s downfall in this election was the country’s changing de-

mographics, and more importantly, the Party’s failure to include more within the Republican tent. There are some bright spots within the base of the Republican Party, but some drastic changes need to be made. First and foremost would be weeding out the nincompoops like Todd Akin, who squandered his own election with his asinine rape comments, among others. Likewise, this gave the Democratic Party a golden opportunity to link Governor Romney to those comments. These sound bites alone didn’t turn the election, but you can bet it had an effect on how single women view the Republican Party.

We live in a world of sound bites, and a single comment can change an entire election, especially stupid ones like those previously mentioned. President Obama clearly had a superior ground game as well. In turn, this led to the campaign delivering even states that most considered to be relatively safe for Romney before the election. Now, we must ask the question: What do the results of this election mean? Does it mean, despite the President’s lackluster record, that Mitt Romney was that bad of a candidate? No, I think not. But it clearly does show more people are in support of

the direction the President wants to take this country as opposed to those who are against, even if the margin is a slim one. I say this because a candidate doesn’t win 300 plus electoral college points and not have the majority of support in this country. It is clear President Obama is going to rule from the left, even if he inevitably makes the compromises needed to work across the aisle to pass the desperately needed legislation to avoid the coming fiscal cliff. However, if more powerful government, greater entitlements programs and increased spending are truly what this country wants, then it is what the country

is going to get. I will leave the reader with this one caveat: only time will tell what will happen within the next four years. If things get better and the economy improves, then the President will be able to solidify his “I told you so” argument against his naysayers. However, if this country economically implodes on itself – like I fear that it may – then at the end of the day, we as Americans have no one to blame but ourselves. In that scenario, those of us who constantly warned against the expansion of the federal government and reckless spending will sadly be the ones to say, “I told you so.”

National debt crisis looms large for next generation Christian chung The Hoya

The election is over. Barack Obama will serve another term as president. Supporters rejoice, detractors mourn. The American people made a choice Tuesday that will dictate the direction of public policy for at least the next four years. But that doesn’t mean our job is over. During each of their campaigns, neither Obama nor Mitt Romney adequately addressed the most pressing problem facing our country today: the national debt. Whether this issue is addressed in the coming years will determine the United States’ viability as a world power in the 21st century and, with it, the


legacy of our generation. It’s perfectly understandable why the candidates wouldn’t suggest serious reform during the campaign season – to do so would have been electoral suicide. But as of Tuesday, Obama has secured his position in the Oval Office. It’s time to let him hear our voices. For far too long, Congress has kicked its $16 trillion can down the road, running up a dizzying tab for future generations – yeah, that’s us – to pay off. Both Democrats and Republicans will have to commit to entitlement program reform, tax reform and a leaner, more efficient military. If the debt is allowed to continue growing at its current rate, it will cripple the ability of our proud nation to exercise its most basic roles: protecting and providing for its citizens.

Sound frightening? That’s because it is. These are the facts. Our national debt has surpassed $16 trillion, and every day it grows by an average of $4 billion. In 2011, the deficit exceeded the annual GDP level for the first time in U.S. history. Some deficit spending is widely accepted by economists as a method of national economic recovery, especially during a recession. But with the working population shrinking every day and no effort on the part of politicians to scale back spending, this is quickly developing into a crisis. If this crisis continues, we will not only lose the trust of other governments but also face a lack of funding for national programs that we now take for granted. Think about this: By 2033, the

government will only be able to pay out 75 percent of promised Social Security benefits. The choice future leaders will inevitably have to make is to either finance the debt or provide for the people. The fact that our generation’s future hangs in the balance clearly demonstrates that both parties will have to work together in order to find a solution that benefits the American public. Now, this isn’t one of the hyperbolic hypotheticals thrown around by self-styled deficit hawks in campaign ads. The Chinese government isn’t going to call in all their loans tomorrow, and anyone who tells you otherwise is insulting your intelligence. However, that doesn’t mean our ballooning debt is in any way acceptable. The time will come when

the United States is forced to look itself in the mirror and make some serious changes in order to remain a viable state. If things continue as they are right now, the moment will come when our generation is faced with challenges that will be unfathomably difficult, if not impossible. So start the process now. As young voters, we have seen the debt skyrocket in our lifetimes, and it is now our chance to make this transition. The Georgetown community has a long history of good will and leaving the world a little better than it was when we found it. So let us continue to pave a path that will improve the standing of our economy for generations to come. Let us not sit back and allow the debt to rise without limit; let us ask for the

media, the people and the politicians to think with us to make our futures a priority. This is a call to thoughtful action, a chance to amplify our voice. Call your repres entative. Wr ite to your president. Sign the petition for The Can Kicks Back campaign, which seeks to highlight these concerns on Capitol Hill and create a longterm deficit reduction agreement in 2013. Force those who dug us into this $16 trillion hole to lay the foundations for a way out. The legacy of our generation should involve lifting this country to greater heights than ever before, not flailing to keep the nation’s head above the rising tide of irresponsible spending. We deserve better than that. We’re capable of better than that. It’s time for the can to kick back.








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DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you express how unusually savvy you can be with your finances, though you might want to be more willing to take risks. You brainstorm easily with others, and you always seem to come up with more ideas as a result. Express your concern for a child or loved one. Allow your imagination to flow, and you will express a more resourceful side. You seem to drop words like “impossible” and “no” from your vocabulary, which creates more possibilities than you could have imagined. If you are single, you might fuss a lot as you spruce up for dates. Toss yourself into the excitement of the moment. If you are attached, most of your problems stem from misunderstandings.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Communicate an unusual idea, yet be willing to accept suggestions. A brainstorming session could be fruitful. The unexpected plays a large role in how events unfurl. You will respond in what might be considered a startling manner. Tonight: Nearly anything is possible. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You might keep pushing the limit with a partner. A discussion about ideas could be more important than you realize. A friend confuses plans without meaning to. Relax and work with the changes, if you can. Note a sudden insight. Tonight: Dinner for two. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Others seek you out; try to remain responsive. Your imagination could take you in a new direction. Share some of these thoughts with a close

associate. You could be surprised by this person’s reaction. You can’t predict what he or she will do. Tonight: Go with the program. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH You might be unusually focused on your daily life. Somehow, someone shakes up the status quo, and you’ll realize how accustomed you have become to a tried-and-true routine. Allow yourself to be uncomfortable and let some new elements into your life. Tonight: Get some R and R. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHHH Let your mind expand to other ways of thinking. You will notice the difference and be more positive as a result. A partner could surprise you with an idea, which might be hard to grasp. Your fiery personality emerges when facing the unexpected. Tonight: Let your hair down. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Stay centered, and know what you want. Take some time to get grounded before heading into what could be an unusually busy day. A partner continues to be vague. This fugue state is authentic, but there really isn’t a reason for it. Give this person some space. Tonight: Order in. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Stay on top of your work, an important situation or simply the day’s events. A friend or associate inadvertently could confuse plans or a conversation. You might decide to go off and do your own research in order to confirm what you are hearing. Tonight: Talk up a storm. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Know that you could change your budget and priorities if you so

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choose. You might not be sure as to what your expectations are with a creative option or dynamic personality in your life. Think less and enjoy more. Tonight: Treat yourself well. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You are energized, and you zoom right through any confusion. You’ll come out on top, no matter what. Your impulsiveness, mixed with your ingenuity, carries you easily through any hassles. A child or loved one could surprise you. Tonight: Let the fun begin. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Your intuition tells you that more information is coming. Remember to assume a passive stance. Though this trait is not innate to you, it could work. Your resourceful mind cannot be turned off, so note the ideas that inevitably come forward. Remain positive. Tonight: At home. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Your immediate concern goes from others’ evaluation of your work or performance to simply letting go and being yourself. You can’t push to the extent that you have without integrating some lighter and easier interactions. Tonight: A friend makes life far more appealing. Woo! PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Pull back and examine what is happening. Be careful not to make judgments or become triggered. Your eyes will open up to a new perspective, especially if you can accept responsibility for your side of the issue. Tonight: In the limelight.

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Wiz Khalifa to play WVU Coliseum

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Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa brings his respected rap game to the WVU Coliseum Nov. 27.

by emily meadows a&e writer

Hip-hop frontrunner Wiz Khalifa is set to take the stage alongside special guests Juicy J and Taylor Gang acts Chevy Wood, Lola Monroe, Berner and Tuki Carter at the West Virginia University Coliseum Nov. 27. As a stop on his nationwide “2050 Tour,” the Pittsburgh native returns to Morgantown for the first time since his 2011 performance with Snoop Dogg and local hip-hop artist Huey Mack.

The tour is designed to combine elements of his older compilations while promoting his new album, “O.N.I.F.C.,” set for release Dec. 4. “Wiz has catapulted from being one of Pittsburgh’s best acts to being a rap sensation,” said David Ryan, WVU Arts &Entertainment Public Relations specialist. “The crowd loved every second when he performed a sold-out show with Snoop Dogg in 2011, and we anticipate the same when he returns with the Taylor Gang, including 2012

FallFest favorite, Juicy J.” Best known for his hometown tribute single, “Black and Yellow” and featured “I’m Shmacked” party-anthem, “No Sleep,” the rapper has gained widespread mainstream success during the last three years, and he fosters a dedicated fan following as he continues to diversify his sound. “The Coliseum is a fantastic venue for concerts that draw large performers and big fanbases like Wiz,” Ryan said. “Wiz has shown how popular he is with ‘Roll Up’

and a string of other releases – we’re excited to bring him to his backyard at WVU.” Following his wildly popular FallFest 2012 performance in the Mountainlair Ballrooms, Academy-Award winning Three Six Mafia member Juicy J also makes his highly anticipated return to Morgantown. “We’re very excited to have Juicy J performing again,” Ryan said. “He was a big hit at the FallFest concert this year.” Although tickets are still for sale, Ryan encourages

students to purchase their tickets sooner rather than later. “Our last performance with Snoop Dogg sold out, and we’re seeing a big draw for tickets,” Ryan said. “With concerts like this, you always have people waiting until the last minute to get their tickets, but our advice is, don’t.” Falling between the return from Thanksgiving break and the weeks going into final exams, the show should provide a fun release to wrap up the fall semester. “Wiz is a great performer,

and the Taylor Gang will bring an incredible night for music,” Ryan said. “It’s a great way to celebrate the end of a long semester of classes.” Tickets are for sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center Box Offices, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.ticketmaster. com. Prices range from $29.75$49.75, with a $10 discount for WVU students with a valid student I.D. daa&

University radio station to hold Sunnyside discussion panel by jack lake a&e writer

As a result of the criticism and speculation about the University’s purchase of Morgantown’s Sunnyside district, the West Virginia Universitysponsored college radio station, U92 (91.7) FM, is giving students and community members a chance to voice their questions and concerns regarding the University’s recent decision. At 7 p.m., U92 will host a special edition of their weekly talk show, “Feedback” and allow listeners to email, tweet and call in questions and concerns regarding the project. U92 News Director Ardath Osborne and Assistant News Director Chloe Detrick will host the show and field questions for guests Corey Farris, interim dean of students, and Morgantown Mayor Jim Manilla. Farris said he is excited to answer questions and get some positive feedback out about the project. “I am very excited about the project and love talking about it,” Farris said. “After the swirl of press that occurred for two or three days after the project was announced, there has been a lot of positive feedback and much support, not only from students in the Sunnyside area, but from students in general. I will be happy to answer questions and share information with U92 listeners.” WVU officials announced their plans Oct. 26 to pur-

chase 39 properties on University Avenue, Grant Avenue, Jones Avenue, Quay Street, Third Street, Houston Avenue, Overhill Street, Highland Avenue and Wellen Avenue. Officials originally announced residents in these properties would need to move out by the end of the fall semester but are now allowing residents to stay in these homes until the end of the school year. Detrick says she is very excited to host what they call a special edition of “Feedback.” “This is the first time this year we are doing something like this with the show,” Detrick said. “Our goal through this episode is to create a bridge between the University and the student population. Because of this concern, we will filter the questions accordingly and be getting approval before going live with any question.” While listeners will be able to call in with questions the night of the show, they will not be able to speak live on the air. In addition to calling in to the request line at 304-2933692, anyone with concerns or questions can email or tweet @U92WVU. “Feedback” airs every Wednesday at 7 p.m. during the West Virginia University fall and spring semesters. Tune in live to the radio or to the 24-hour live stream at U92’s website, http://u92. daa&



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Senior quarterback Geno Smith throws a pass in West Virginia’s loss to Oklahoma State last week.

Oklahoma’s man coverage will present different look for WVU offense By nick arthur

associate Sports editor

Sitting back in zone coverage and forcing the opposing quarterback to make tight throws has been the game plan for many of West Virginia’s recent opponents. Not many blitzes have been dialed up on Mountaineer quarterback Geno Smith, not many oneon-one opportunities have been available to West Virginia wide receivers and ultimately, not much offensive success have come about in these aforementioned outings. But when the Mountaineers take the field against No. 12 Oklahoma Saturday night, the Sooners will be presenting a different look for Smith and the WVU offense. “They’re not complicated defensively. It’s cat coverage. You know, I got that cat, you got that cat,� said West Virginia offensive coordina-

tor Shannon Dawson about the Sooners’ man coverage. “When people play man, it comes down to matchups. We have to throw and catch.� The style of play has been very effective for the Oklahoma defense, who is allowing less than 20 points per game. The Sooners are very talented and may be the best defensive unit the West Virginia offense has faced this season. However, the different style OU plays could work to the Mountaineers’ advantage. “I think it’s more fun when someone plays man because you really have to work plays and try to work your route to get open,� said West Virginia junior wide receiver Stedman Bailey. “It’s basically like you’re out there doing one-on-one, and you just have to make it work.� Bailey’s senior quarterback and

former high school teammate Smith said last season against LSU was probably the last time a team played as much man coverage as expected from the visitors Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium. In the game against LSU a year ago, Smith threw for more than 460 yards and two touchdowns. He is hoping for a similar outing Saturday. “It’s a good opportunity for our wide outs to have some one-onone matchups. Go out there, and it’s pretty much you versus him,â€? Smith said. “It’s up to me to (put) the ball in the right spot so those guys can come down with it. “Teams haven’t played it really all year ‌ It’s one of those things where they’re talented and they believe in their guys. I know we’re going to be up for the challenge.â€? Dawson said he doesn’t want his quarterback to be too confi-

dent entering the matchup against the Sooners. The change of pace doesn’t mean it will be easy for the Mountaineers “Oklahoma has been good this year on defense, like they have in the past. It’s not going to be easy,� Dawson said. “It really doesn’t matter (what they play). It just presents a little different challenge.� Some Mountaineers could not care less what style of defense they will face this weekend; they’re just looking forward to getting a chance to end the first four-game conference losing streak in school history. “We’re just looking forward to playing period,� said sophomore running back Andrew Buie. “We’re just ready to get a win and get something positive going for our program again.�

West Virginia falls to No. 19 Gonzaga, 84-50


West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins argues a call during the first half of the Mountaineers’ 84-50 loss to Gonzaga Monday night.

by michael carvelli sports editor

Coming into its season opener against No. 19 Gonzaga, the West Virginia men’s basketball team envisioned an opportunity to avenge the embarrassment it felt following a 23-point loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament. But the Mountaineers experienced much of the same in the Bulldogs’ 84-50 win Monday night in Spokane, Wash. “Obviously, we have a lot to fix,� said WVU head coach Bob Huggins. “We worked really hard on transition defense because we know that’s a large part of what they do and that was awful. But when you don’t run down the floor, that’s what’s going to happen.� It was the worst seasonopening loss in school history, and Gonzaga got off to a good start by pulling ahead with a 45-18 lead at the half. “That was a great performance by our guys. We came out, and I was wor-

ried that, especially having a man down inside, we might get exploited on the glass, but our guys fought and battled,� said Gonzaga head coach Mark Few. “That’s a really physical, athletic team that plays really hard, and I thought we handled that really well.� It didn’t take long for the struggles to begin for the Mountaineers. West Virginia made just one of its first nine shot attempts from the field, a cold streak that allowed Gonzaga to jump out to a 17-4 lead, thanks to four made threes by the Bulldogs. The Mountaineers were also plagued by turnovers in the first 20 minutes of action and committed 15 of their 20 turnovers in the first half. On the other side, Gonzaga turned it over 12 times in the game and scored 25 points off WVU turnovers. The problems the team had Monday night against the Bulldogs were very similar to the ones Huggins saw from his team following its exhibition victory against

Glenville State a week ago. West Virginia struggled shooting the ball from the perimeter again. After shooting 1-of-14 from 3-point range against Glenville State, the Mountaineers made just three of their 26 shot attempts from beyond the arc Monday night. “We shot the ball terribly,� Huggins said. “Truth of the matter is, we shot the ball terribly against Glenville, too. As I said to them, maybe someone ought to look around and say, ‘I can’t shoot,’ and then pass it to somebody else.� It was Huggins’ first loss in a season opener since 2001 against Oklahoma State, while West Virginia hadn’t dropped its first game of the season since losing to Minnesota to kick off the 1996-97 campaign. Similar to the NCAA tournament game, the Mountaineers had a tough time trying to contain Gonzaga’s talented guard tandem of sophomores Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. Pangos and Bell Jr. scored 13 and 15 points, respec-

tively, while combining for seven assists. “We just wanted to come out like every other game with high intensity and get a big win. We proved it on the court tonight,� Pangos said. “You saw it on the scoreboard.� West Virginia was led by junior Aaric Murray, who

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WVU needs your help to finish season strong It’s clear that times are very tough for the West Virginia football team following another loss in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers lost their fourth straight game Saturday to Oklahoma State. While the team was in it until the fourth quarter, WVU made mistakes on all three sides of the ball. I have been seeing many loyal Mountaineer’ fans make statements such as “I can’t wait until basketball season,� but the season hasn’t been a lost cause in every sense. While much has gone downhill in just a little more than a month, WVU established recognition as a top offense through half of the season. Senior quarterback Geno Smith was the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy for five games. I understand that times are very tough. It’s a frustrating time for West Virginia and its fans across the nation. This upcoming weekend will tell a lot about the Mountaineers and its resiliency to bounce back after a tough loss. After all, WVU hasn’t lost five games in a row since it finished 4-7 in 1986. If the Mountaineers can defeat the visiting Oklahoma squad this weekend, a lot will change on the outlook on the character of this team. West Virginia would be bowl-eligible if it can win one more game. This past month has been the worst for Smith and company. No one said Big 12 competition would be easy. After a 5-0 record, everything looked so bright for this season. Times have changed, obviously. Still, we need to understand that this transition wasn’t going to be the easiest for an inexperienced defense and a struggling offense. There’s a bit of a problem when second- and thirdstring quarterbacks are consistently having career days because the Mountaineers aren’t able to stop big plays. Oklahoma State’s quarterback Clint Chelf is a twostar recruit out of high school, and he was able to throw for more than 250 yards and four touchdowns. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged a passer rating of 173.66 against the West Virginia defense. Times are tough for the defense, offense and special teams. It was only a matter of time until WVU was exposed after it played better defenses as the season progressed. After losing to the Cowboys, WVU lost four straight conference games for the first time in school history. As a fan, try not to give up on West Virginia just yet. I realize that this sounds cliche and that the Mountaineers haven’t done much to earn

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Freshmen players providing early spark for WVU by cody schuler managing editor

Freshman forward Jennie Simms looks to make a pass against UNC Wilmington.

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When West Virginia women’s basketball head coach Mike Carey put together yet another nationally ranked recruiting class, he knew he was adding some serious talent that would make an impact for years to come in Morgantown. What he might not have known at the time, however, was how quickly that impact would be made. After a preseason knee injury sidelined senior center Asya Bussie for the season, the Mountaineers were forced to adjust their personnel, which meant some of those freshmen would be expected to contribute immediately. So far, three of the five incoming freshmen have shown sparks of promise for No. 14 West Virginia, impressing both Carey and the rest of the team in the process. Guards Bria Holmes and Darius Faulk, as well as forward Jennie Simms, have drawn praise from teammates, and following the Mountaineers’ 76-47 drubbing of UNC Wilmington in the season opener last Friday, Carey again said he believes in the trio’s competence on the hardwood. “You can talk about all three of (them), and I’ll tell you what – sometimes it didn’t show tonight, but they can play,” he said. “I see it in practice and I see

them go against the guys night in and night out, and they can play.” Holmes, a native of New Haven, Conn., is tied for fourth on the team in scoring (6.5 ppg) and has seen significant court time, averaging more than 15 minutes per game. Redshirt junior guard Christal Caldwell commended Holmes for her play, noting that despite the newcomers’ nervousness, the freshmen have played quite well. “They were nervous; they actually told us they were nervous, but I thought they went out there and did really well,” she said. “Bria Holmes – I thought she did well offensively, and (the freshmen) just have to keep working; I think they have the right attitude, and they’re great players so I think they’ll be fine.” Junior guard Taylor Palmer was once a freshman, too; she said having gone through those same feelings of nervousness and anxiety has helped her to offer helpful advice to the young players. “I know exactly how they feel – the fans, the environment, playing college basketball, it’s just overwhelming, so I definitely understand where they’re coming from,” she said. “I just try to tell them to take their time; it’s going to come. Don’t try to force it too much. They want to play, and they just want to

do so well, but they have to understand that there are so many more aspects to playing the game besides scoring – like defense and helping the team and getting in help (defense), you know, stuff like that – so I just try to tell them to let the game come to them and be patient,” she said. Despite limited court time, the trio has averaged a combined 9.5 points and six rebounds per game this season, but that doesn’t include contributions on defense. Redshirt senior center Ayana Dunning said Faulk is a particularly good defender, and all of the freshmen have displayed great effort thus far, which is something she said is critical to their development. “I think they have some great potential; I know Darius is a really good on the ball defender and when she gets on the ball and gets a couple of steals and gets up and starts playing really intense, she gets the whole team up and that leads to steals and quick offense for us,” she said. “I think all of the freshmen are so intense, and they’re just so eager to play. They’re just so energetic and they go out there and play hard which is a good thing. The offensive execution will come … they’ll be fine as long as they’re going out there and playing hard,” she said.

Snyder, Wildcats honored to hold top ranking BY GREG MADIA multimedia editor

When the new BCS Standings came out this weekend, Kansas State became the new No. 1. Having gone unbeaten through 10 games, Kansas State is two wins away from locking up a spot in the national championship. The Wildcats are No. 1 in the BCS for the first time in school history and No. 1 in any poll for the first time since 1998. “You know I’m honored and pleased to be where we are, but things aren’t any different,” said Kansas State Head Coach Bill Snyder. “It isn’t anything that we are paying a lot of attention to, and we’re just honored to be there.” Kansas State is the nation’s leader in turnover margin at plus-20. The Wildcats have forced 24 turnovers that have resulted in an astounding 114 points off turnovers compared to just seven points off turnovers from opponents. This week Kansas State travels to Waco, Texas to take on Baylor. Gundy Pleased With Cowboys’ Effort Oklahoma State has come a long way since surrendering 15 penalties against Arizona back in

September or giving up too many yards against Texas. The Cowboys have won four of their last five games and are in position to finish as high as No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference. “Our guys are really giving us really good effort and playing hard. Unfortunately, in college football you have years where guys get hurt. Certain things happen, but you have to fall back on the system and what you’ve put into it for eight years, and other players have to step up,” said head coach Mike Gundy. Other players like thirdstring quarterback Clint Chelf have stepped in roles and performed well. Against West Virginia Saturday, Chelf threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns. Efforts by players like Chelf are what makes Gundy happy. “We’re pleased with the effort and attitude of our football team, and that’s really the only two things they can control based on who they are and what their talent level is. We have to maximize their effort and attitude and move forward from that point,” Gundy said.

ter of Texas Tech’s game against Kansas Saturday, the Red Raider offense was penalized for having too many men on the field. At that time, Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville proceeded to slap graduate assistant coach Kevin Oliver. The hand motion Tuberville made then knocked off the headset on Oliver’s head. Tuberville didn’t address the subject on the Big 12 teleconference but did during his weekly news conference. “After watching the film when I got home, it was obvious what a lot of people were upset about. It upset me, too. You don’t do things like that, and it was obvious I reached up, grabbed his headset and pulled on it,” Tuberville told local media. The incident came when Texas Tech had a 21-17 lead on Kansas. “Heat of the battle, some things happen, and sometimes you’d like to take back,” Tuberville said. “We’re fighting hard. I’ve apologized to Kevin. We talked. Of course, we talked 30 seconds after that for the rest of the game, because I talk to him more on the headset than I do anybody else because he helps me Tuberville Addresses chart special teams.” Incident During the third quardasports@mail.wvu.eduMa Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder looks on during a game earlier in the season.


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WVU records successful season despite first round loss BY Shea Ulisney sports writer

After an exciting season, the No. 16 West Virginia women’s soccer team wrapped up its 2012 fall season Saturday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium after falling to Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament, 2-1. The Mountaineers season ended at 11-5-4 with a Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. “It was a huge accomplishment for this team to go into uncharted territories and go undefeated and have the success of a regular-season Big 12 championship,” said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “I’m very proud of the way we developed as a team throughout our first Big 12 season. “At the end of the day, we tried to be as constant as we could in training in practice and routine. I thought that as our last few games we had plenty of opportunities that we didn’t finish, and that will

be something I will touch up on this spring. As a coach I can always improve and the team can always improve.” Saturday was the final match for five Mountaineers: Nicolette DeLaurentis, Caitlin Hulyo, Bry McCarthy, Bri Rodriguez and Mallory Smith. “You can never replace players,” Izzo-Brown said. “I’ll never be able to replace our senior class, but I have to make sure we have players who can do their job in order to develop. I’ll never be able to replace those players or any seniors I’ve ever coached because they each bring such a unique quality to the game and in my heart.” “It’s impressive to come in and go undefeated in the Big 12,” said junior midfielder Kara Blosser. “I think now we know the teams, and next season that will only help us. Now that we have a season under our belt, now we know what to expect and how teams play, so I think that will be advantage for us

next season.” “Losing players always sucks, especially when they played such big roles for the team,” said junior forward Frances Silva. “Everyone needs to step up to fill in those gaps. I think that’s a challenge were willing to accept.” According to Izzo-Brown defeating No. 1-ranked Stanford was an amazing accomplishment. The win was the Mountaineers’ first over a nation’s top-ranked team and ended Stanford’s 64-match regular season unbeaten streak. Junior forward Frances Silva scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute to put West Virginia past No. 1-ranked Stanford, 1-0, Aug. 26 at Jeffrey Field in game two of the Penn State Invitational. “Winning at Stanford was awesome,” Silva said. Many Mountaineers said their favorite game this season was the win over No. 1 Stanford. “The Stanford game was

such a big win for us,” said sophomore goalkeeper Sara Keane. “It was great for our program to beat a No. 1 team, especially a team that hasn’t lost in three seasons. It was such an accomplishment for our team knowing we can beat those teams.” Coach Izzo-Brown has high hopes for her rising seniors in Silva, Blosser and Caroline Szwed. “It’s important for them to carry the torch and understand and be those leaders that internally take care of the little things so I don’t have to,” Izzo-Brown said. “I will be leading heavily on those three for sure.” “We’re excited about the incoming class. We have some national team players coming in. We’re all excited. I’m working on some transfers, but nothing is set in stone. It should be a really good group of girls, and we feel like we did a good job in the recruiting process,” she said.

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Senior Bry McCarthy takes a shot during the Mountaineers’ final game of the season against Princeton.




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Holgorsen, WVU getting back to fundamentals

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Head coach Dana Holgorsen looks on after West Virginia’s loss to Oklahoma State.

By Doug Walp sports writer

For the fourth consecutive week, the Mountaineers have been in action, the West Virginia football team lost last weekend, and its frustrated head coach Dana Holgorsen talked about getting back to fundamentals in his weekly Tuesday press conference. “It’s not a lot of fun for anybody,” Holgorsen said. “There is only one way to get on track, and there is only one way that you can win in college football. I don’t care what conference you are in. The only way you win is by hard work. And we are going to work hard.” It’s the first four-game losing streak since 1986 for West Virginia and the

first one that Holgorsen has ever been a part of, according to the second-year head coach. One of the biggest issues holding back the Mountaineers, according to Holgorsen’s remarks Tuesday, has been the lack of West Virginia’s ability to run the ball consistently, especially in order to pick up short first downs in key situations. Senior running back Shawne Alston finally returned to the field after missing several games with a deep thigh bruise, but even Holgorsen said Alston still doesn’t look the same as he did in the first couple weeks of the season. “Shawne Alston is trying but is not capable of carrying the ball right now. He is trying to gut it out and

play,” Holgorsen said. Andrew Buie, who’s started in Alston’s absence, has failed for the most part to live up to his big game in Austin against the Longhorns where he showed tremendous potential in picking up 207 rushing yards, and the third-string back Dustin Garrison, who is still recovering from an ACL tear that occurred at the end of last season, has also been average in the few appearances he has made this season. “Dustin Garrison is still six months away from being who he was last year,” Holgorsen said. Holgorsen claimed because of the injuries and other issues with the running game, he would ultimately look to rely on recruiting in order to bring

in some extra production to the running game in the future. In addition to the lackluster production on the ground, Holgorsen also singled out his special teams unit, calling their performance against Oklahoma last Saturday an embarrassment. “What’s sad about the special teams situation is that it was embarrassing,” Holgorsen said. “It was embarrassing last week. So, we went out Sunday night, and we worked on fielding punts. We worked on Tavon in the back and Stedman in the back on fielding a kick, which is a live ball and fielding it. We worked on the punt landing at the five-yard line and downing the ball.” Perhaps another slightly

less obvious indicator of how the season has turned over the last month was the fact that not a single reporter or Holgorsen uttered Geno Smith’s name throughout the entire press conference. Just weeks before the senior quarterback had been the focus for the majority of the media’s questions because of his tremendous play and potential road to a Heisman trophy. Looking ahead to this weekend’s game at home against No. 12 Oklahoma, Holgorsen told reporters Tuesday that he was actually excited about the chance to face Oklahoma’s defense (certainly a rare claim) because it implements a fairly different style of overall defense compared to what the

Mountaineers have seen over the last three or four weeks. Specifically, Holgorsen claimed the fact the Sooners spend a lot of time in man coverage, compared to the zone coverages WVU has seen employed by a majority of the Mountaineers’ other Big 12 opponents this year, and according to the second-year head coach, this could be something that West Virginia may be able exploit. “I can assure you it poses different challenges,” Holgorsen said of Oklahoma’s defensive scheme. “There are one-on- one matchups. Are our guys good enough to win those matchups? We will see Saturday night,” he said.


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your satisfaction, but when times get tough for WVU, it will need your support as much as possible. Believe it or not, this time last season, the Mountaineers struggled in some conference games, and everything wasn’t smooth-sailing. Well, it’s tough to make a BCS game each season. West Virginia hasn’t won fewer than eight games in a season since 2001. Success has been prominent for WVU. The Mountaineers’ defense has allowed for more than 500 yards per game, more than 2,900 pass yards and 6.66 yards per play this season. In conference play, WVU has allowed 517.8 yards per game and 7.14 yards per play. I don’t care if you have an Oregon-type offense, you will not win with allowing those time of numbers on a weekly basis. The potential for this season has declined big time. I could remember many sports websites having West Virginia vs. Alabama in the National Championship about a month ago. As these last three games approach against Oklahoma, Iowa State and Kansas, I urge you to continue to show your loyalty for West Virginia as it hopes to go for bowl games and attempts to end the season on a high note.

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was playing in his regular season debut for the Mountaineers after sitting out last season following his transfer from La Salle. The 6-foot-10 center scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds while blocking three shots. Sophomore point guard Juwan Staten struggled, missing all six of his attempts from the field and having just one assist. “We just didn’t compete, and that’s what bothers me more than anything,” Huggins said.

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