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Event recognizes civic engagement By bryan bumgardner staff writer

Six West Virginia University students, faculty and community leaders were awarded for their excellence in civic engagement Thursday. The WVU Center for Civic Engagement awarded Excellence in Civic Engagement awards to individuals who represent the CCE’s dedication to community service and civic outreach.

“The relationship between WVU and the greater Morgantown area is one that exemplifies partnerships,” said Kristi WoodTurner, program director for the CCE. Wood-Turner said the awards motivate others to create partnerships between the University and the community. “Without the University, the community would lack academic talent and skill. However, our University would not

be the same without our outlet for experiential learning, community service opportunity and expert supervision that can’t be replicated,” she said. “This symbiotic relationship is one that gives us the best opportunities for success.” Student Excellence award recipient and WVU student Taylor Martin has completed more than 550 volunteer hours with different organizations, including the Rape and Domestic Vi-

olence Information Center and the Center for Organ Research and Education. Martin said community service is something that comes naturally. “I just feel like it’s my job to better the community,” she said. She said she was especially moved by her experiences at the RDVIC. “There were moments where I realized this job isn’t just for fun,” she said. “I’m not just helping the community – I’m saving

Greeks participate in Airbands competition by joann snoderly correspondent

West Virginia University’s sororities and their fraternity partners competed against one another in an Airbands competition Thursday as part of spring Greek Week. This year’s theme was TV shows, and participants chose their favorite shows to influence their choreography and costumes, including “Jersey Shore”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “SportsCenter.” The sororities presented their cheer and dance routines to a large crowd gathered on the Mountainlair Green. Alpha Omicron Pi won the Airbands competition for its third consecutive year. Playing off of its “SportsCenter” theme, the performers dressed in black and white jerseys and performed their routine to a medley of songs that included “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “We Will Rock You.” Rachel Bruner, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi who participated in the winning routine

and served as the coach, said the choreography was collaboratively created by members of the team. Sigma Kappa and Alpha Phi claimed second and third place, respectively. Sigma Alpha’s routine featured dancers wearing all black under purple and pink tutus, reminiscent of the TLC show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” the theme of their routine. They performed to songs ranging from Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” to Fergie’s “Glamorous.” Alpha Phi adopted a “Grey’s Anatomy” theme by dressing as nurses while performing to songs like “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus and “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees. Kate Wilkinson, vice president of technology for the WVU Panhellenic Council, said the competition is an opportunity for sororities and fraternities to compete with one another in a friendly environment. “Airbands is more of the one competitive event for the Greek community to enjoy,”

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The men of Fiji and Phi Psi join forces in Greek Week’s Airbands competition Thursday afternoon on the Mountainlair Green. she said. Maria Miller, a junior English education student and member of Sigma Kappa sorority, said while she thought Sigma Kappa “should definitely win,” she was impressed

by all the routines. “I thought it was really creative this year,” she said. “I know that the girls work really hard, and it shows.”

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Amizade to offer Brazil trip for business credit by erin fitzwilliams editor-in-chief

Imagine spending the summer in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It could be the reality for several West Virginia University students this summer, who will join a service-learning trip with Amizade. Amizade Global ServiceLearning is a nonprofit organization that has been connecting communities with people around the world for 18 years, said to Trey Goff, WVU servicelearning coordinator.

”You actually see what life is like as a local Brazilian in Brazil, rather than any college student at a city campus anywhere around the world,” Goff said. “I think it’s a more personable view on the world around you rather than just studying abroad and seeing it from a third party. “You’re actually talking to people, interacting with the local community and it’s a pretty cool organization.” This summer, students will travel to Santarem, Brazil, which has a population of about 300,000, and the primary

language is Portuguese. Paula Fitzgerald, a professor in WVU’s marketing department, will be teaching the courses in Brazil this summer for students earning credit. Fitzgerald says this trip will offer credits for marketing and international studies courses. In Brazil, the students will market a social campaign decided upon by the class, which could include health, sexual health, HIV prevention or nutrition promotion. Fitzgerald said that for some communities in Brazil, campaigns have made a difference

in the lifestyles of the natives in impoverished areas. “Taking malnutrition from 39 percent to 2 percent is a huge impact in human welfare,” she said. “We’re making an impact on people’s lives.” Nathan Darity, Amizade’s Brazil site director, said service trips are designed around each location’s specific needs. “There’s something about spending time learning the culture of where you want to end up and building relationships where you want to end up. It’s

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someone’s life.” Award recipient Rita Colistra is an assistant professor in the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. Colistra integrates community service and civic engagement into her public relations courses. She said she believes this is beneficial for the students and the community. “Students are putting the skills they learn in the classroom to work,” she said. Her students have assisted

in awareness campaigns for the CCE, Habitat for Humanity and West Virginia Buy Local Initiative. “They’re doing real PR pieces, so they’re building relationships with clients while giving back to the community,” she said. She said service learning experience offered through her courses has a profound effect on students.

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SGA VP-elect cited for duty upon striking an unattended vehicle Student Government Association Vice Presidentelect Jarred Zuccari was cited April 12 by West Virginia State Police for duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, The Dominion Post reported Thursday. The on-duty trooper, Corporal Goodnight, said he recalled issuing a citation to Zuccari but required time to review the report for clarification. Efforts to seek clarification from the state police could not be made by press time. “I was involved in a situ-

ation on private property where my vehicle came into contact with a parked vehicle. I immediately notified the people in the area about what had just occurred,” Zuccari said in a statement. “I have been in contact with the owner and arrangements have been made to fix what little damage did occur. No alcohol or drugs of any kind were involved in the matter, and it will be fully resolved shortly.” —lan

Lecture discusses farmland protection efforts by jessica lear staff writer

Lavonne Paden, executive director of the West Virginia Agricultural Land Protection Authority, spoke to students and faculty Thursday about the role of farmland protection in West Virginia. The lecture, which was titled “West Virginia Farmland Protection: A Decade of Progress,” was sponsored by the WVU Plant and Soil Sciences Club and focused on the development and maintenance of farmland protection funding in West Virginia. “Every state has been losing agricultural land,” said Kathryn Payne, president of the Plant and Soil Sciences

Club and a senior soil science student. “It is important to preserve farmland to enhance the national economy and food security, protect the environment and wildlife and protect the quality of life by building strong communities.” Payne said she believes farmland protection is especially important because nearly 17 percent of Americans are employed by the agricultural industry, which produces about 1 trillion dollars of the national economy. Some of the most productive agricultural land in West Virginia is being developed in the eastern panhandle due to its proximity to the

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HITTING THE ROAD The WVU women’s soccer team will be kicking it into high gear this weekend as it takes on Pittsburgh and Ohio State. SPORTS PAGE 8


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Stocks drop on news on company profits, US economy NEW YORK (AP) — A slew of U.S. companies announced big profits Thursday, but investors spooked about the economy sold stocks anyway. Investors shifted between buying and selling early, then stuck with selling after deciding that the strong earnings results weren’t enough to make up for weak reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 68.65 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 12,964.10. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index dropped 8.22 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,376.92. Morgan Stanley rose 2.3 percent after it beat Wall Street’s earnings and revenue estimates. UnitedHealth Group

Inc. rose 2.4 percent after reporting higher profits. EBay, Southwest Airlines and Bank of America also beat forecasts. Stock indexes fell after two relatively weak economic reports came out mid-morning. An index of regional manufacturing compiled by the Philadelphia branch of the Federal Reserve dropped sharply, and the National Association of Realtors said home sales fell 2.6 percent last month. Earlier, the Labor Department said applications for unemployment benefits dipped 2,000 to 386,000. When the number is above 375,000, investors take it as a sign that hiring isn’t strong enough to lower the unemployment rate.

“None of these (reports) were disastrous, but they’re not as strong as we like to see,” said Brian Lazorishak, a portfolio manager at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va. In other trading, the Nasdaq composite fell 23.89 points, or 0.8 percent, to 3,007.56. Tech stocks could be in for some gains Friday following a strong earnings report after the closing bell Thursday from Microsoft. The software maker was up 2.8 percent in post-market trading after reporting a rise in sales of its Windows operating system. Thursday’s slide began from the start of trading. Investors were on edge after stocks fell a day earlier on worries that Spain could have trouble pay-

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Continued from page 1 indescribably important,” he said. Darity has served as the site director for Brazil since 2009. “Because of the fact I’m not Brazilian, I’m surrounding myself with the right team that will integrate me into the community. I’m bringing in as many people as I can,” he said. “I’ve loved Brazil since I was six.” Fitzgerald said the learning part of the trip will be based around marketing and social campaigns, and the service portion of the trip depend-

ing on what the community wants. In the past, Fitzgerald said they’ve taught English at the elementary schools. “Brazilians go to school in the morning or afternoon and we would teach them in the morning and play with them. It was always really fun,” she said. The students can also help with manual labor for building libraries, clean water systems or whatever the community needs. She said it’s also a “culturally enriching” trip that will allow students to explore Brazil on their own. “It’s supervision with freedom. Someone would take

care of you if you’re sick or you have to go to get your luggage,” she said. “It’s a balance of support. You can wander off and check things out without someone hovering. That’s what my students experience, but when my daughter went, she found there was someone there when she needed it.” Applications for the trip will be accepted until the end of the day at the Office of International Programs. The trip to Brazil is July 21-Aug. It is open to all WVU students and will cost around $2,000, but it is all inclusive. erin.fitzwilliams@mail.wvu.edu

ing down its government debt. Adding to the jitters, the Bank of Spain had reported that bad loans at the country’s banks had hit an 18-year high. Before the opening bell Thursday, investors were nervously watching a sale of new government bonds from Spain. The auction met with high demand, and more bonds were sold than expected, but yields rose anyway. The yield on Spanish 10-year notes rose to 5.87 percent, an increase of 0.06 percentage point. European markets mostly fell. Spain’s IBEX index fell 2.4 percent, Greece’s main index 1.8 percent and France’s CAC40 fell 2 percent.

All but three of the 30 stocks in the Dow fell. Companies whose profits are more closely tied to the economic cycle fell the most. Alcoa, an aluminum maker, and DuPont, a chemicals company, lost more than 1 percent each. Travelers, an insurer, rose 4.3 percent after a strong earnings report. Eight of the ten industry sectors in the S&P 500 fell. The biggest losers were industrial and information technology stocks, down more than 1 percent each. Uri Landesman, president of hedge fund Platinum Partners, said the good earnings are a bit of a sideshow. “There are bigger things at work here – European

fears, unemployment,” he said. “People are more worried about what’s going to happen than what’s in the rearview mirror.” Stocks started drifting lower after noon. By mid-afternoon the Dow was down 136 points. The S&P 500 was hit by a drop in Apple. The iPhone maker dropped 3.4 percent to $587. Some analysts think the stock’s recent drop is just investors taking profits after a big run-up. Others think the fall reflects fear that that the company will sell fewer iPhones than expected. In other corporate news, Tumi Holdings, a maker of high-end luggage, jumped 47 percent to $26.50 on its first day of trading.

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Continued from page 1 The competition also featured a costume contest. The winning costume went to the Sigma Kappa sorority with their “Toddlers and Tiaras” costumes. The featured couple was dressed as a bratty toddler and her domineering mother. Runner-up in the costume portion of the competition went to Chi Omega, whose members dressed as characters from the FX show “American Horror Story.” Sororities and fraternities at WVU also participate in philanthropy during Greek Week, Wilkinson said. A clothing drive was held throughout the week and all clothing items will be donated to area consignment centers. The sororities also participated in a “Jail Bail” Wednesday, and Mountaineer “celebrities,” including graduating WVU basketball player Kevin

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Continued from page 1 “Something changes within them when they see that their work matters. I’ve had students tell me they realize it’s about making a difference in people’s lives,” she said. WVU student and Alpha Phi Omega President Lacey White also received a Student Excellence award for her volunteer work with local organizations including the Shack Neighborhood House and the American

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D.C., area, Payne said. “Although agricultural crop production is not the largest commodity in West Virginia, it’s still important to protect our farmland from development,” she said. This year marks the 10th anniversary since funding was secured for farmland protection in West Virginia. During her lecture, Paden discussed the progression of farmland protection funding in West Virginia, which started in 1999 when landowners became concerned about their farmland being overtaken in the eastern panhandle. The proposal was passed in 2000 during its first appearance before the state legislature. “That’s really unusual; everyone says that just never happens,” Paden said. “The

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The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta join with the men of Fiji and Phi Psi for the annual Airbands competition Wednesday. Jones, posed in makeshift Greek community at WVU, cages while sororities col- visit http://greeklife.wvu.edu. lected donations to free them. To learn more about the danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Nancy Young, an administrative assistant in the Law Library offices, won a Community Excellence award for her role in founding the Mountaineer Spay Neuter Assistance Program. The student organization American Kids International Parents won a Student Organization Excellence award for providing support and resources for international families. The Boston Beanery won a Business Excellence award for the business’s role as a sponsor of the Make A Difference Day

program, WVU’s largest service project. The CCE was created to better connect the University to the greater Morgantown area through meaningful service and academic involvement. The CCE focuses on advocating service learning, community service and student engagement on local, national and global levels. For more information, visit the CCE’s website at http://cce. wvu.edu.

senators and delegates in West Virginia all wanted to be known as protecting farmland, so there really wasn’t a vote against it.” Two years later in 2002, funding for farmland protection was secured, although the vote wasn’t unanimous. “When we started, we asked the American Farmland Trust to come out and help us, and they said there’s really no farmland in West Virginia,” Paden said. “What they were saying to us was ‘West Virginia isn’t all farmland like Iowa,’ and no, we aren’t. But the thing about West Virginia is that we don’t have as much farmland as Iowa so we have a whole lot more to lose.” Paden said farmland protection has recently gained a lot of attention from the federal government, as most equate farmland protection with environmental protection. “It’s become more and

more recognized by the federal government as they put more and more money toward land protection,” she said. “Even in this era in Washington, D.C., of significant budget cutting, they continue to fund farmland protection.” Paden showed attendees a map illustrating how much land was funded by the Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program, which is a government program aimed at funding farmland protection. In 1997, 2007, 2009 and 2011, a significant number of states have stopped receiving funds from the government for farmland protection. While most states have stopped funding land protection, West Virginia’s program accelerated significantly between 2007 and 2009 and has since maintained roughly the same amount of farmland protection funding.

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Clinton wants tougher United Nations move on Syria PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for the U.N. Security Council to adopt a global arms embargo and other tough measures against Syria to reinforce existing Western embargoes if the country fails to abide by a cease-fire designed to end 13 months of bloodshed. Clinton stopped short of calling for outside military intervention in Syria - something there is little to no foreign appetite for - and acknowledged Russia and China would likely veto any U.N. measure. But she insisted it was time to impose more consequential measures on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. “We have to keep Assad off balance by leaving options on the table,” she said at a Paris meeting of top Western and Arab diplomats from the socalled “Friends of Syria” group. Clinton’s address made it clear that the U.S. has little faith in the success of special envoy Kofi Annan’s six-point peace plan. But although U.S. policy has amounted to an acknowledgment that Assad is unlikely to be ousted, the U.N. resolution Clinton seeks could strengthen rebels fighting the Syrian strongman. “We need to start moving very vigorously in the Security Council for a Chapter 7 sanctions resolution, including travel, financial sanctions, an arms embargo, and the pressure that that will give us on the regime to push for compliance with Kofi Annan’s six-point plan,” Clinton said. Moscow and Beijing have already twice shielded Syria from U.N. sanctions over its crackdown on a popular uprising inspired by the Arab Spring movements in other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. Clinton said she laid out the case for U.N. Security Council action earlier Thursday to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, whom she said “has recognized that we are not in a static situation but a deteriorating one.” Over the past 13 months, the Syrian government’s crack-

France’s Foreign Minister Alain Juppe and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speak before meeting on Syria, Thursday. down is said to have killed more than 9,000 people. At the Paris meeting of 16 top diplomats, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said the Friends of Syria group believes Annan’s plan is the “last chance” for Syria to avoid civil war. Earlier Thursday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Syria was not honoring the Annan cease-fire, which took effect last week, and that violence was escalating. Syrian activists said regime forces took control of a southern town and shot at activists in another soon after international observers left. Ban recommended that the Security Council quickly approve a 300-strong U.N. observer mission to Syria, a number larger than what was originally envisioned. But he said will review ground developments before deciding when to deploy the mission. Ban said the mission’s success depends on Syria’s full cooperation, and he demanded

that Assad’s government ensure that the observers have unrestricted freedom of movement, unfettered access to the Syrian people, and the use of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for their mobility. He said the U.N. and Syria signed “a preliminary protocol” in Damascus on Thursday but are still discussing the use of aircraft the nationalities of the observers. Ban said Syria’s U.N. ambassador Bashar Ja’afari had assured him “there will be full support, including air mobility.” At U.N. headquarters in New York, Ban called the situation in Syria “highly precarious,” and said attacks are on the rise including “shelling of civilian areas, grave abuses by government forces and attacks by armed groups.” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, the current Security Council president, said council members would have to send Ban’s recommendation for the ex-

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panded observer mission back to their capitals. Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Moscow supports the expanded mission. France and the United States and others have repeatedly called for Assad to step aside. But the Obama administration’s policy now reflects a consensus that Assad - with support from the military - has a strong hold on power and only an outside military strike could quickly oust him. The evolving U.S. position comes amid signs that rebel forces are poorly armed and disorganized, efforts to pay them by Arab Gulf states are failing, and sectarian divisions loom in Syria. During testimony before the U.S. Congress on Thursday, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlined the steps the U.S. and other countries are taking to pres-

sure Syria, including $25 million in emergency humanitarian assistance. Dempsey said if called upon, the military would be ready to act and the services are working on ways to try to halt the violence. But both he and Panetta set a high threshold for U.S. military involvement in a war in the Middle East after decade-plus conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. When pressed on the issue, Panetta said, “At this point in time a decision is that we will not have any boots on the ground and that we will not act unilaterally in that part of the world.” Much could depend on the role of Russia, which considers Syria a critical ally that it is loathe to lose. In recent weeks, Russian leaders have sharpened their criticism of Assad, but have not given way on allowing any U.N. sanctions against Damascus. Marina Ottaway, an analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington think tank, said that a failure of the cease-fire and the Annan plan would likely increase pressure on Russia to give some ground and allow limited action against Syria. “What is left to do is to go back to the Security Council and try to get some sort of resolution through that provides some cover for the countries that want to provide weapons,” she said. “I don’t think we are going to get Russia or China to agree to foreign intervention, but I think the present situation is going to make it very difficult for Russia to continue saying we have to try to diplomacy, because the regime has shown once again that it has no intention of moving,” she added. At the Paris meeting, Foreign Minister Saad-Eddine El-Othmani of Morocco, whose country holds a Security Council seat, spoke in optimistic terms about Russia’s position, saying he was “convinced that the Russians can participate in an effort to stop the violence. “I was in Moscow yesterday, and spoke a long time with (Russian foreign min-

ister) Lavrov,” El-Othmani said. “They have criticized the Friends of Syria that’s his right but the main thing is that he’s open, he supports the Annan plan and supports the observers’ mission.” Only a small number of international observers are currently in Syria. On Thursday, the observers visited the southern province of Daraa, where activists said anti-regime protesters gathered around them in the village of Khirbet Ghazaleh. The state-run news agency confirmed the observers went to Daraa. An amateur video posted online by activists showed at least two of the observers, including the team’s head Col. Ahmed Himiche, standing outside a U.N. vehicle as dozens of people chanted “death is better than humiliation” and “the people want to topple the regime.” Troops also stormed and took control of the southern town of Busra al-Harir, which regime forces have been attacking for about a month, the Local Coordination Committees activist group said. Adel al-Omari, an activist based near Busra al-Harir, said the whole town fell in the hand of regime forces Wednesday night after army defectors withdrew from the area. “Forty percent of Busra alHarir’s homes are destroyed because of the shelling,” he said, adding that regime forces are detaining many in the town. “There is a lack of medical products, and regime forces have taken over makeshift hospitals.” Al-Omari said that as observers were visiting the village of Hirak, hundreds of protesters chanted for the downfall of Assad’s regime. “Once the observers left, security forces started shooting to disperse the demonstration,” al-Omari said, adding that at least three protesters were wounded. The Local Coordination Committees said troops opened fire in the Mahata area in the southern city of Daraa, apparently to impose a curfew. It said at least 10 civilians were wounded in the shooting.

Bombs kill 30 in Iraq’s worst violence in a month British shoe-bomb suspect testifies in NYC NEW YORK (AP) — In a videotaped deposition made public for the first time Thursday, a British man convicted in an aborted shoe-bombing mission admitted meeting with Osama bin Laden after deciding to fight jihad against the West. U.S. prosecutors and defense attorneys interviewed Saajid Badat just outside London late last month in preparation for the New York trial of Adis Medunjanin, accused in the 2009 plot to attack New York’s subways with suicide bombs. Badat said that he refused a request to testify in person because he remains under indictment in Boston on charges alleging he conspired with shoe-bomber Richard Reid. “If I go to the United States, I’ll be arrested,” Badat said on the tape played for a jury on Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. British authorities had revealed earlier this week that Badat would have a role in the Medunjanin prosecution, calling him the first person convicted in the United Kingdom on terrorism charges to agree to give evidence at the trial of alleged terrorists. Badat, 33, pleaded guilty in Britain to plotting with Reid to bring down separate American trans-Atlantic flights using bombs hidden in their shoes. Unlike Reid, he backed out at the last minute. “I agreed to take an explosive on an aircraft and explode it,” he said in the video, looking clean-cut and wearing a suit. He also testified that he had “direct interaction” with bin Laden “more than once” after traveling to Afghanistan in

1999. At the time, he knew the terror network as “The Sheik’s Group,” with “sheik” referring to bin Laden. Medunjanin is accused of traveling to Pakistan with two friends from his Queens high school in 2008 and receiving terror training from al-Qaida. Prosecutors allege the men, including admitted mastermind Najibullah Zazi, agreed to seek martyrdom by dying as suicide bombers in an attack on Manhattan subway lines at rush hour. Medunjanin, 27, a Bosnianborn naturalized U.S. citizen, has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, providing material support to a terrorist organization and other charges. He has denied he was ever part of an al-Qaida operation. Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay pleaded guilty to the plot in 2010 and were jailed without bail after agreeing to become government witnesses in a bid for leniency. Both testified against Medunjanin earlier this week. The British-born son of Malawi immigrants, Badat was 21 when he traveled to both Afghanistan and Pakistan. While in Afghanistan, he was given an explosive device designed to evade airport security and destroy an aircraft in flight, authorities said. Badat returned to Britain with the device on Dec. 10, 2001. He ended up stashing the bomb under a bed in his family home in Gloucester, England, and resumed his academic studies. He later told authorities he backed out because he was hoping “to introduce calm into his life.”

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombs ripped through 10 Iraqi cities Thursday, killing at least 30 people and shattering a month of relative calm. Minority lawmakers decried the violence as a tragic but inevitable result of the Shiite-led government’s attempts to dominate Iraqi politics. Despite simmering sectarian tensions, a lull in deadly attacks since mid-March led many to hope Iraq had turned a corner and away from widespread violence. That proved overly optimistic as at least 14 bombs and mortar shells exploded across 10 cities over three hours in the morning. At least 117 people were wounded, police said. “What crime have we committed? How long will such violence continue?” wailed a woman, who would identify herself only by her nickname of Um Ali, after watching a car explode outside an apartment building in western Baghdad. “This is security in Iraq,” a man nearby muttered sarcastically as he inspected damage to his car. Six of the bombings struck at security forces and government officials frequent targets for insurgents. In Baghdad alone, 12 people were killed, mostly in Shiite neighborhoods. The other attacks hit northern Iraqi cities from Samarra, where a 2006 mosque bombing touched off the worst of the insurgency, to the ethnically mixed city to Kirkuk, to Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but

Baghdad military command spokesman Col. Dhia al-Wakeel said they resembled those carried out by al-Qaida, the Sunni Muslim terror network. Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers said the bombings likely were the result of a monthslong political impasse that has all but paralyzed Iraq’s government since the U.S. military withdrawal at the end of last year. They said ongoing bickering over a stalled power-sharing agreement with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, has opened the door to violence. “The deterioration in the security situation is a result of the differences between the political powers,” said Sunni lawmaker Hamid al-Mutlaq, a member of parliament’s defense and security committee. He urged the government to strike a power agreement quickly with competing parties. Although political unrest appears to serve as a conduit for insurgents seeking to undermine al-Maliki’s government, it’s unlikely the bombers were motivated by a desire to create a new power-sharing agreement, said Juan R. I. Cole, a history professor and Middle East expert at the University of Michigan. “Right now you have a small but significant number of people who are absolutely unreconciled to the idea of a new Iraq. And that is where you get terrorism,” Cole said. “They don’t believe in Iraq’s parliament they are trying to undermine it.”

While there is no indication that Iraq will return to the brink of war, without political harmony the country is more likely to limp along for years with occasional wide-scale violence. Iraq’s political chasm has pitted al-Maliki against the Sunnidominated Iraqiya coalition, which won the most seats in 2010 parliamentary elections but was outmaneuvered in back-room negotiating over the right to seat the government. Iraqiya complains it is being shut out of power, and briefly boycotted the government earlier this year after an arrest warrant was issued against Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on terror charges. Iraqiya and al-Hashemi called the charges an example of al-Maliki’s flexing his authority for political gain. But recently, the gap between al-Maliki and his critics

began to grow when two groups he successfully courted to keep his job Kurds and the hardline Shiite followers of anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened to defect. On Thursday, as Baghdad announced it was blacklisting Exxon from bidding in a lucrative energy action next month because of its deals in the Kurdish region, Barzani was meeting with al-Hashemi in Istanbul, where the vice president is visiting in exile. The meeting was widely viewed as an opportunity to create a new coalition against al-Maliki. Kurdish lawmaker Mahmoud Othman said he hoped the disputes can be resolved without a government breakdown, but that withdrawing Kurdish support from al-Maliki “could be possible.” He also blamed Thursday’s attacks, in part, on the impasse.

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Always report suspicious behavior Earlier this week, Virginia Tech marked the five-year anniversary of the tragic massacre that took place on its campus April 17, 2007. That fateful morning, Seung-Hui Cho, an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech, who was later discovered to be mentally ill, shot and killed 32 people and injured an additional 25 before turning his gun on himself and committing suicide. As the country mourns for the victims and reflects on one of the most gruesome shoot-

ing rampages in its history, it is important to remind ourselves that horrible things like this can happen anytime and anywhere. The country had to face this harsh reality earlier this month when a shooting at Oikos University in Oakland, California, left seven dead. West Virginia University is not immune to the threat of violence, either. Last week, the WVU School of Nursing held an emergency training session after an expelled student made comments indirectly threatening the department’s faculty.

Thus, it’s important for college students nationwide, including here at WVU, to familiarize themselves with safety procedures on their respective campuses. Students must always remain vigilant and report any suspicious behavior to the proper authorities. In the years since the VT massacre, law enforcement officials across the country have taken steps to make this easier. Here in West Virginia, state officials unveiled a free smartphone application that allows

citizens to anonymously report suspicious behavior directly to law enforcement officials. The application, “The Suspicious Activity Reporting App,” enables users to send police helpful information including photos, subject or vehicle descriptions and location. It is available for download on both the iTunes store and the Android Market. The University Police Department also instituted a textalert system two years ago. This system has been ef-

fectively used to keep everyone who has subscribed to the alerts promptly informed whenever any on-campus threats have arisen. Students who haven’t yet signed up should go to http:// emergency.wvu.edu and make sure they are added to the list. Taking these steps requires minimal effort on behalf of students, but if they are properly implemented, they will undoubtedly make our campus safer.

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Proposed legislation threatens American privacy rights garrett hunter columnist

Earlier this year the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) met forceful public backlash over concerns the legislation would lead to censorship of the internet. Following such a loud outcry from that online community, one would hope that Congress learned its lesson about sticking its clumsy fingers into cyberspace. Sadly, it hasn’t. Never to be dissuaded from a chance to extend their domineering reach, House representatives are now considering the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Authored by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), CISPA is a presumably well-intentioned bill whose broad scope and vague language constitute a grave threat to Americans’ inalienable right to privacy. CISPA’s professed purpose is cyber security. The bill aims to facilitate “the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cyber security entities.” Basically, it’s meant to encourage companies like Facebook, Google, Internet service providers (ISPs) and other online giants to share the data they collect with the federal government in an effort to combat online threats. Without a doubt, cyber security should be among Americans’ top concerns as the internet becomes increasingly intertwined with our daily lives. CISPA, however, attempts to swat a fly with a sledgehammer. The bill’s main problems stem from its extremely vague language. What, for example, constitutes a cyber threat? CISPA defines a threat as “efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy government or private systems and networks” and “efforts to gain unauthorized access to a system or network,” but it leaves those broad definitions open to

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The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on CISPA next week. interpretation. U.S. courts have been known to severely stretch the meaning of “unauthorized access” in past cyber security cases. Furthermore, under the bill’s current wording, social network sites and ISPs could easily survey your online activity – including emails, Facebook messages and online searches – and ship it all off to the government, provided they claim your activity represents a hazily defined “threat” to their networks. As long as these companies act in “good faith” to prevent cyber attacks, CISPA guarantees that they’re entirely immune tp legal repercussions for passing along your information. It’s true that these companies

aren’t actually obligated under CISPA to share any information with the government, but they’ve still been perfectly willing to do so in the past. AT&T and Verizon, for example, have a history of sharing customer information with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI. CISPA will ensure that this kind of information sharing becomes the rule rather than the exception. Worst of all, CISPA’s stipulations apply “notwithstanding any other provision of law,” meaning that it will override any and all legal safeguards meant to protect Americans’ private information. This renders all companies’ privacy policies completely use-

less. It effectively nullifies established laws such as the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. As the Electronic Frontier Foundation puts it, “the bill would carve out huge exemptions to bedrock privacy law and allow companies to share private user data with the government without any judicial oversight,” leading to “untold and unfettered personal data flowing from online service providers like AT&T and Google to government agencies like the NSA.” CISPA may not be “SOPA 2,” but it’s easily just as bad. Whereas SOPA directly threatened Americans’ First Amendment right to free speech, CISPA threatens our Fourth Amend-

ment protection from illegal searches and seizures. Both bills have shown Congress’s blatant inability to craft effective, narrowly defined legislation when it comes to regulating online activity. The internet is the last truly free domain for the free expression of ideas and opinions, and Congress is once again about to ruin it with its legislative overreach. Unfortunately, companies that banded together with online activists to oppose SOPA have by and large lent their support to CISPA. Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and at least 30 other major companies openly support the bill. This means that individuals will have to work that much harder to prevent CISPA

from becoming law. The bill is scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives next week, so there’s very little time to make your voice heard. If you value your online privacy, I encourage you to do some research and then tweet or email your representative to let him or her know you oppose this legislation. If it passes in the House, do the same for your senator. For more tips on opposing CISPA, poke around the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website, www.eff.org. With enough effort, CISPA will join SOPA and PIPA as failed attempts to shackle the Web – the only truly free territory left on Earth.

Turning a blind eye could result in dire consequences josh davis correspondent

Earlier this week, 11 agents belonging to the United States Secret Service were placed on administrative leave under allegations of participating in a prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia. Agents were assigned to Colombia’s capital for President Obama’s recent visit for the Summit of the Americas – a consultation including meetings of heads of state to seek solutions shared by all countries in the Western Hemisphere. Appointed to be protectors of the president willing to take a bullet for their country, aren’t they supposed to be doing exactly that – protecting?

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Prior to this incident, the agency had just started to dust off their assumed reputation from previous misdemeanors. Now, they are being scrutinized for misconduct. According to the New York Times, prostitutes accompanied 11 agents – including snipers and explosives experts – to their hotel rooms at the Hotel Caribe after a night of heavy drinking. One of the women was involved in a dispute with one of the agents about how much she was to be paid. This caused a scene, which led to the incident becoming public. These men are appointed to protect the president, his family and many of the nation’s top leaders. Their missions require military-like discipline. So where was this discipline, and why was the requirement not met?

If the allegations are true, it will demonstrate an outstanding lack of judgment that is needed in order to save the life of the president. It’s difficult to understand exactly what the agents were thinking. Did the thought ever occur that the women could have been members of groups hostile to the U.S.? With such easy access, the women had opportunity to put the security of the president and our country at stake. Bugs could have been planted, weaponry could have been tampered with, and substances could have been left behind to somehow hinder the agents’ consciousness. In such a scenario, literally anything is possible. According to CNN, Susan Collins, ranking Republican on the Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, found the fact the

agents would bring unknown foreign nationals back to their quarters without knowing anything about them to be incredible. This leads me to wonder: was this incident in Cartagena really an abnormality, or are such acts conventional amongst personnel who just happened to get caught because of a mere argument? The agency has striven to prove internal conduct had improved since the report made by U.S. News and World Report that depicted hard partying, heavy drinking and inappropriate sexual encounters within the ranks, bringing a lot of heat in their direction. It seems that it hasn’t changed. According to a New York Times article published Monday, bestselling author of “In the President’s Secret Service,” Ronald Kessler said “‘There’s

a wink and a nod attitude’ toward a variety of violations, from problems in agents’ physical fitness tests and proficiency with firearms to failure to spot gate-crashers.” Is the agency being run too leniently? Mark Sullivan, Secret Service director, has had previous breaches in security while holding his position. In 2009, three uninvited guests managed to crash President Obama’s first state dinner. Uniformed agents gave them access even though they were not on the guest list. The agency was also accused of overspending that same year. Although minor improvements have been made, I think it is safe to say it is time for someone else to take over who will pursue the need of different behavior within the agency. It’s unacceptable. In the

end, bringing a foreign national back to a hotel room when the president is about to arrive is plain wrong, prostitute or not. One may say, “oh it’s just boys being boys.” It’s beyond that. It is not uncommon of foreign governments or terrorist groups to attempt to put individuals with access to sensitive information in a compromising situation. Too many possible outcomes could have been executed, leaving the president dead and our country in turmoil. While I do hope the accused personnel come out clean, this cannot take place any longer. A hearing for the incident has been scheduled for April 25. As the saying goes, “terrorists only have to be lucky once; we have to be lucky all the time.”

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TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH offers services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The church is located on the corner of Spruce and Willey streets. WVU WOMEN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE club team holds practice at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Fields. CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS offers a service for students at 10 a.m. at the chapel on Willey Street. For more information, call 304-296-7538. WVU HILLEL offers a Bagel Brunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. MOUNTAINEERS FOR CHRIST hosts a supper at 6 p.m. and a bible study at 7 p.m. at the Christian Student Center at 2923 University Ave. PAINTBALL TEAM practices at Mountain Valley Paintball Park. For more information, visit www.wvupaintball.com or email wvupaintball@gmail.com. CHRISTIAN STUDENT FELLOWSHIP hosts free dinner at 6:15 p.m. followed by a worship service at 7 p.m. at 2901 University Ave. For more information, email Gary Gross at grossgary@yahoo.com. SIGMA THETA EPSILON, a National Christian Service Fraternity, would like to invite any men interested in the fraternity to attend its meeting at 5 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Center. For more information, email sigmathetawvu@gmail. com. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 8:30 a.m.,

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS on topics such as drinkWELL, loveWELL, chillWELL and more are provided for interested student groups, organizations or classes by WELLWVU: Wellness and Health Promotion. For more information, visit www.well. wvu.edu/wellness. WELLWVU: STUDENT HEALTH is paid for by tuition and fees and is confidential. For appointments or more information, call 304-2932311 or visit www.well.edu.wvu/ medical. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets nightly in the Morgantown and Fairmont areas. For more information, call the helpline at 800-766-4442 or visit www.mrscna.org. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets daily. To find a meeting, visit www. aawv.org. For those who need help urgently, call 304-291-7918. CARITAS HOUSE, a local nonprofit organization serving West Virginians with HIV/AIDS, needs donations of food and personal care items and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s activities. For more information, call 304-985-0021. SCOTT’S RUN SETTLEMENT HOUSE, a local outreach organization, needs volunteers for daily programs and special events. For more information or to volunteer, email vc_srsh@hotmail.com or call 304-599-5020. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walkin clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. Please visit www.well.wvu.edu to find out more information. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN needs volunteers. WIC provides education, supplemental foods and immunizations for pregnant women and children under five years of age. This is an opportunity to earn volunteer hours for class requirements. For more information, call 304-598-5180 or 304-598-5185. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, a United Way agency, is looking for volunteers to become Big Brothers and Big Sisters in its one-onone community-based and schoolbased mentoring programs. To volunteer, call Sylvia at 304-9832823, ext. 104 or email bigs4kids@ yahoo.com. ROSENBAUM FAMILY HOUSE, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVU, is looking for service organizations to provide dinner for 20 to 40 Family House guests. For more information, call 304-598-6094 or email rfh@wvuh.com. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS is seeking volunteers for one-on-one tutoring in basic reading and English as a second language. Volunteer tutors will complete tutor training, meet weekly with their adult learners, report volunteer hours quarterly, attend at least two in-service trainings per year and help with one fundraising event. For more information, call 304-296-3400 or email trella.greaser@live.com. CATHOLIC MASS is held at St. John University Parish at 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CLOSET is held in the Kanawha Room of the

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Mountainlair every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon. The closet sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. THE WELLWVU CONDOM CARAVAN is held in the main area of the Mountainlair from noon-2 p.m. every Wednesday. The caravan sells condoms for 25 cents each or five for $1.00. MOUNTAINEER SPAY/NEUTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM is an allvolunteer nonprofit that promotes spay/neuter to reduce the number of homeless pets that are euthanized every year. M-SNAP needs new members to help its cause, as does ReTails, a thrift shop located in the Morgantown Mall. For more information, visit www.m-snap.org. THE ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE meets on the second Monday and fourth Tuesday of every month at noon at Hatfields in the Mountainlair. All students and faculty are invited. For more information, email amy.keesee@mail. wvu.edu. THE CHEMISTRY LEARNING CENTER, located on the ground floor of the Chemistry Research Laboratories, is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. FREE STUDENT SUCCESS SUPPORT, presented by the WVU Office of Retention and Research, helps students improve on time management, note taking reading and study skills as well as get help with the transition to WVU. Free drop-in tutoring is also available every night of the week in different locations. For more information, visit http://retention.wvu.edu or call 304-293-5811. THE M-TOWN MPOWERMENT PROJECT, a community-building program run by and geared toward young gay or bisexual men 18 to 29, is creating an environment in the Morgantown community where young men can feel empowered to make a difference in their lives. MPowerment also focuses on HIV and STD prevention education. For more information, call 304-319-1803. COMMUNITY NEWCOMERS CLUB is a group organized to allow new residents of the Morgantown area an opportunity to gather socially and assimilate into their new home community. For more information, visit www.morgantownnewcomers.com. NEW SPRING SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, A Place for You, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Social Anxiety Group and Solution Focused Therapy Group. For more information, call 304-293-4431 or email tandy.mcclung@mail.wvu. edu. THE FRIENDS OF THE MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY are seeking new members and volunteers for weekly book sale inventory. For more information, inquire at the front desk on Spruce St., downstairs during sales every Tuesday and the first and third Saturday of every month or call 304-292-7579. THE ROYCE J. AND CAROLINE B. WATTS MUSEUM, located in the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus, presents its latest exhibit “Defying the Darkness: The Struggle for Safe and Sufficient Mine Illumination” through July 2012. The exhibit focuses on the history mining lights, and displays a wide variety of mine lighting implements. The Exhibit is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 304-2934609 or email wattsmuseum@mail. wvu.edu.

HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you discover your inner reclusive side. Others might express their worry or be taken aback. Respond openly to their inquiries, as much as you can. Most likely, you will be enjoying your downtime. If you are single, you could meet someone who is emotionally unavailable. Be careful before you plunge into a new relationship. If you are attached, the two of you will spend a lot of time together and enjoy it. Make sure you get enough R and R. A fellow TAURUS can be pushy! ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH You keep putting your best foot forward, but someone continues to step on it. Be more in touch with how much you offer and give. You will see the difference quite quickly when you approach others with this newfound awareness. Tonight: Buy a few items to spruce up your wardrobe. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Keep an even pace; take a power nap if need be. A New Moon in your sign promises a new beginning. You want to be the captain on the ship of your life, not just a passenger. Do not allow someone’s negativity to become a burden. Tonight: All smiles. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH You have been thinking through some life decisions, even if you haven’t necessarily wanted to. You might be on the verge of making them a reality. Be aware of the implications of your decisions. A child or loved one is out of sorts. Tonight: You can decide to do nothing.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Get past someone’s demand, or handle a responsibility. By mid-afternoon, you’ll tend to be more gregarious. Whether you’re at a lunch meeting or a social happening, you seem to say and do the right things. Make the most of the moment. Tonight: Do not allow today’s mood to get the best of you. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Quickly make calls, reach out for others and get to the basis of an issue without coloring the story by personal bias. Someone might make a demand or request that forces you to take the lead; make it your pleasure. Tonight: A force to be dealt with. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Deal with calls and people individually. You could be unusually uptight about a situation and allow it to color your day. Pull back to see if this is the case. Take a walk, detach and approach others with a new attitude. What a difference that could make! Tonight: Go with something offbeat. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Try to curb a tendency to self-sabotage. You have been unusually negative or touchy lately. Others might approach you, but head in another direction before they say much if they catch a whiff of your attitude. Tonight: Work on being optimistic. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Your effort to preserve a situation might backfire. You cannot fight change -- not emotionally, personally or professionally. Go with the flow, and trust that something better is ahead. Later today, you

could sense a change in the air and in how you feel. Tonight: Join an acquaintance you do not see often. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH Listen to your inner voice. You sense that you might want to get out the door or start the weekend early. Listen to a child or loved one; he or she will encourage you to go with spontaneity. Think before you leap. Tonight: Let your energy make the call. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Tension builds and causes a problem when you interact with authority figures. Know when to pull back and opt for a less public stance. A personal or domestic issue needs more attention at this point. Try not to juggle as much right now. Tonight: You do not need to go far. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Keep communication flowing, even if you don’t exactly understand what is happening. In your mind, you sense that someone is holding back. Accusation will not work, but eventually he or she will let the cat out of the bag. Tonight: Visit with a friend on the way home. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Someone could be asking for what you cannot give. This person might not understand why you refuse to go along with his or her request. Distance yourself for now. In the near future, you could get past this resistance. Tonight: Head home, then decide. BORN TODAY Jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton (1908), artist Joan Miro (1893), actor Ryan O’Neal (1941)

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WVU takes on Pitt in final Big East Backyard Brawl by alex sims sports writer

The final Big East Conference Backyard Brawl will take place at Hawley Field this weekend. Pittsburgh (18-18, 3-9) will head to Morgantown for a crucial three-game series beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m. Games two and three are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. West Virginia (15-23, 3-9) enters the game after a seasonhigh 17-run offensive explosion at Akron Tuesday. “To get that win and get our confidence back up was huge,� said sophomore first baseman Ryan McBroom. “Putting up a 17 spot was big. It showed us as a team what we can go out there and accomplish.� WVU’s 17-6 victory ended a four-game skid and provided the only bright spot in its rough five-game road stand. “That was a bad road trip,� said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “We went five days away from home and scored seven runs, I got food poisoning and the bus broke down. It doesn’t get any worse

than that. We had Rutgers beat – we needed two more outs to win that game, but that’s baseball.� Pitt also enters the weekend coming off a win over Akron. The Panthers, however, needed a ninth-inning walk off home run from sophomore outfielder Casey Roche to secure the 3-2 home victory Wednesday at the Petersen Sports Complex. Roche is one of four Panthers hitting more than .320 on the season. Senior first baseman Rick Devereaux has paced Pitt hitting .357 with 40 RBIs and 84 total bases on the year. Another senior third baseman Anthony DeFabio has hit .349 while pacing the Panthers with 15 doubles, eight stolen bases and 39 runs scored. For WVU, it has been redshirt sophomore left fielder Matt Frazer leading the offensive charge. The Alum Creek, W.Va. native has batted a team-high .318 thus far to go along with a .561 slugging percentage, 17 doubles and five home runs. RBI leader McBroom has hit .301 on the year while driving

in 30 runs with a team-high 43 hits. Facing Frazer, McBroom and company will likely be sophomore right-hander Matt Wotherspoon. The Mountain Top, Pa., native is 3-1 with a 4.68 earned run average and leads Pitt in both strikeouts (53) and walks (24). Both squads currently tie for tenth place in the Big East, fighting to move into the top eight to qualify for the Big East Tournament. “This is a pivotal series for us,� Van Zant said. “If we’re going to have a chance to get to the playoffs, this is a must win series, no question, and it’s the same for Pittsburgh.� This weekend, the Mountaineers will look to build off the momentum from their offensive outburst against Akron against their bitter rival. “Baseball is a hot and cold type of game. If you start playing hot and start winning games, anything can happen,� McBroom said. “It’s always a big rivalry. No matter what sport it is, you always want to beat Pitt.� dasports@mail.wvu.edu

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Head coach Greg Van Zant and the West Virginia baseball team could face Pitt for the last time with the Mountaineers’ move to the Big 12 next season.

Indianapolis Colts confirm Luck will be No. 1 pick in NFL Draft INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The secret is out. Andrew Luck will be the Indianapolis Colts’ new quarterback. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said Thursday that the Colts have notified Luck that they plan to take the Stanford quarterback with the No. 1 pick in next week’s NFL draft barring some unforeseen event between now and then. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not publicly disclosed its plan. It’s hardly a surprise that the Colts are turning to Luck as the cornerstone of their massive rebuilding project. Luck was projected as the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft before returning to school for his fourth season. He gave up his final year of college eligibility to enter this year’s draft, which was dubbed the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes from the start. Contract negotiations are not expected to begin before the draft, the person familiar with the situation told the AP. Will Wilson, Luck’s agent, did not immediately respond to phone messages or text messages Thursday. “We’ve exhausted the process,�

new Indy general manager Ryan Grigson told reporters Wednesday. “We’ve pretty much made up our minds and we’re going to go from there. We feel good about it and we’ll go from there.� Grigson acknowledged that the Colts made their decision “a little while� ago, though he declined to say whether the Colts would take Luck or Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor. The secret lasted less than 24 hours. ESPN.com first reported that the Colts’ had informed Luck they will take him. That would likely send Griffin to the Redskins, who traded a first- and second-round pick this year and firstrounders each of the next two years to St. Louis to move into the No. 2 slot. Luck faces a challenging situation in Indy, which went 2-14 last season after Peyton Manning was lost with a season-ending injury that required neck surgery. Manning was released March 7 and eventually signed with Denver, and Luck will now serve as Manning’s successor. He may get off to a rough start through no fault of his own.

“I believe Andrew may struggle early simply because of the surrounding cast playing with him,� said Colts former vice chairman Bill Polian, acknowledging both rookies will have their share of problems in 2012. “It was nowhere near where Peyton’s was, and he went 3-13. I think Andrew will struggle more because of the receivers around him. Only Reggie (Wayne) and Austin (Collie) are back.� Still, Luck was the obvious choice as Manning’s successor all along. A pro-style pocket quarterback, Luck threw for 35 touchdowns last season – breaking his school record of 32 a year ago – and eclipsed John Elway’s career record (77) at Stanford with 80 touchdown passes in only three years. He finished with 3,170 yards passing, a 70 percent completion percentage and only nine interceptions without the benefit of an elite wide receiver. In a 4138 Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma State, Luck was brilliant again, going 27 of 31 passing for 347 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

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Thompson taking advantage of chances at WVU by michael carvelli sports editor

Last October, Jordan Thompson thought he had a pretty good idea of what he was going to be doing in college. Without any scholarship offers from big-time college football programs — even though he was in the middle of a 1,117 yard, 17 touchdown season at Katy High School – Thompson, who was also an all-district outfielder in baseball, thought America’s pastime was going to be his path for the next four years. But then he received a phone call that would change everything. “They called me on my cell phone and I was in the middle of class,” he said. “I saw the West Virginia number and I was wondering who was calling me, so I answered it in class just by being sneaky and then he said, ‘This is Dana Holgorsen from West Virginia.’ “As soon as that happened,

I told the teacher and she dismissed me from class.” By the time he visited Morgantown Dec. 9, 2011, Thompson was ready to commit to the school and ended up signing. In a matter of just two months, Thompson went from planning to play college baseball to committing to West Virginia, and then skipping the final semester of his senior year of high school in order to enroll early to try making an early impact. The 5-foot-7, 159-pound receiver didn’t have much trouble getting the school part out of the way. He went into his senior year ahead in his classes and wanted to do whatever he could to make sure he could make good impression in spring practice as a freshman. “I’ve been doing school and sports for a long time, so it’s been natural to me,” Thompson said. “The only big difference is I’m on my own now. I don’t have my mom telling me to make sure to stay on top

of my grades. “I needed to come here early because I was already undersized and I also felt that I needed an edge on the other recruits that were coming here in the summer, so I needed to get the playbook down, get familiar with the speed of the game and just show what I can do.” It’s that competitive nature, and the feeling that he always needed to prove himself Thompson has used throughout his entire life. That mentality has given him the confidence that he’s going to be able to succeed, even if he’s not the biggest player on the field, because he’s going to try to outwork everyone else. It also helped he had some of the extra motivation that he was under-recruited out of high school. “West Virginia gave me the opportunity to prove others wrong that doubted me,” he said. “I never doubted myself, ever since I was little, because I’ve always been the younger

person on the field, always the smallest in all of the sports.” Coming to WVU a semester early has given Thompson a lot of benefits. He’s been able to get adjusted to the life of a student-athlete in college, he’s gotten a head start on grasping the Mountaineer offense and he’s been able to learn under veteran players of his position like Tavon Austin. But, most importantly, he’s made his impression on head coach Dana Holgorsen and the rest of the West Virginia coaching staff. “The last impression is just as big as the first impression,” Thompson said. “They want to see you progress and see that you’re consistent. “I’ve got to go out there and show, not only the coaches but also the fans, what I’m capable of doing. As of right now, I’m still a question mark as if I’m going to redshirt or not, so I’ve just got to give it my all.” james.carvelli@mail.wvu.edu

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Freshman receiver Jordan Thompson participates in punt drills during spring practice.

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WVU looks to win first home spring game vs. Slippery Rock by amit batra sports writer

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The West Virginia men’s soccer team will face Slippery Rock Saturday at Dick Dlesk Stadium.

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anchoring the line at the center position. The only big question marks seem to be how well Pat Eger and Quinton Spain will be able to perform at the tackle spots and what kind of depth can be provided from players like Curtis Feight and Marquis Lucas.

have contributed in the past, but are still looking to get over the hump and have a breakout campaign. It will be very tough for someone to replicate Bailey’s numbers from last season, but leaving a good impression at 2. How will the defense the end of the spring is always perform against the exploa good way to start toward a sive offense? regular season. With coaching changes come a lot of adjustments. 3. How much better can That’s obviously what the the offensive line be? West Virginia defense has had The West Virginia offen- to go through this spring with sive line took its fair share of codefensive coordinators Joe criticism last season. But it DeForest and Keith Patterson found ways to continue get- and defensive line coach Eric ting better as the season went Slaughter joining the staff, as on and by the time the Or- well as cornerbacks coach Daange Bowl came around, it ron Roberts moving over from was clicking on all cylinders. the offensive side of the ball. Not only have the MounWith four starters from last year’s line returning and an- taineers had to deal with other starter, Josh Jenkins, re- adjusting to a new scheme turning from a knee injury this spring, there have also that held him out all of last been a lot of injuries that season, there’s plenty of rea- have thrown people into posisons to believe that this year’s tions they aren’t accustomed offensive line could be better to and given younger players than many of the ones in re- a chance to show what they can do. cent memory. WVU will be moving Jeff It’s going to be very Braun back to his more nat- interesting to see just how ural position at right guard well the Mountaineers will since Jenkins will be return- be able to adjust to their new ing to his post on the left side, scheme against what will arand senior Joe Madsen will be guably be their best test of

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After traveling to Winston Salem, N.C., the West Virginia men’s soccer team returns home to face Slippery Rock at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The Mountaineers, who have faced Major League Soccer teams and Wake Forest this exhibition season, will return home to face the Division II Slippery Rock team. After going 7-8 this past season, Slippery Rock looks at this game as a building point for this upcoming fall. This could be the deepest Mountaineer soccer team in the year in WVU’s explosive offense. Which brings me to my final question ... 1. Can the offense actually be better this season? Quite possibly the scariest thing to think about, considering that the last time this offense took the field it scored the most points ever scored in a bowl game. But with nine starters back, including three of the most dangerous players in all of college football, WVU definitely has the firepower it will need to be better than it was a season ago. As Holgorsen has said multiple times throughout spring practice, that improvement in the second season in the system will come from executing better on third downs and in the red zone. They could score in the red zone last season, putting points on the board 89 percent of the time when they got inside their opponent’s 20-yard line. Third downs is where the improvements should be made. West Virginia’s 41 percent conversion rate on third downs would have been No. 8 in the Big 12 Conference last season. james.carvelli@mail.wvu.edu

quite some time returning for the fall season. They’re led by senior defender Eric Schoenle and senior defender Shadow Sebele. Sebele and sophomore forward Andy Bevin have been dealing with injuries for the exhibition season. As some of the younger guys continue to develop and learn head coach Marlon LeBlanc’s system, WVU has only Slippery Rock and West Virginia Tech to showcase its worth. “The young guys are still learning. Most of them have just started to play their first games,” Schoenle said. “Most of them, their first game was

against Columbus Crew. It was just like me my freshman year. They’re learning everyday. “They are doing a good job; we are just looking for them to get better. Hopefully by fall, they will be ready to go. We’re just looking for them to get better everyday.” Schoenle is excited to get back to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in front of the Mountaineer faithful. “It’s pretty important to get one of these last two games, if not both,” Schoenle said. “It would do well for our confidence. Slippery Rock will be a good test, but I’m more excited to get back on our home

field, and hopefully there will be a good turnout on Sunday.” The upcoming fall season looks to have one of the deepest men’s soccer teams to date. West Virginia can do some very good things in the future in the Mid-American Conference. WVU will be another highly competitive team in the conference that includes 2010 National Champion Akron. For now, the Mountaineers would like to see the younger players develop even more against a competitive Slippery Rock opponent. dasports@mail.wvu.edu


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Four questions heading into Spring Game You already know the usual suspects. Of course, during tomorrow night’s Gold-Blue Spring Game, Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey are going to do some things that will be impressive. As the spring progressed, we’ve heard a lot about which players have performed well and who needs to improve in certain areas, but just like the fans, the media members haven’t really gotten to see many snaps of actual football this spring. To be exact, I’ve seen one. So it goes without question that there are a lot of things that I can’t wait to see come Saturday night. 4. Who can be this year’s Stedman Bailey? Remember back to last season’s Gold-Blue Game. People expected Stedman Bailey to be productive in then head coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen’s offense. But he caught a lot of people by surprise when he went off for six catches with 182 yards and three touchdowns in the Spring Game. He turned that into success during the regular season, having one of the best seasons of any WVU receiver by catching 72 passes for a program-best 1,279 yards and 12 touchdowns. The question I have heading into tomorrow night’s game is, will someone else step up in a similar way and turn that into a good season? The Mountaineers have youngsters like Jordan Thompson and K.J. Myers who, although they’ve never played a snap in a WVU uniform, have shown potential this spring. There are also more proven players like junior Ivan McCartney and seniors J.D. Woods and Ryan Nehlen who

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West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, middle, celebrates the Mountaineers final win as a member of the Big East conference after the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl in January.

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West Virginia to hold Spring Game for first time as member of the Big 12 Conference By cody schuler sports writer

For the first time in program history, West Virginia will be holding its annual Spring Game as a member of the Big 12 Conference. Saturday marks the beginning of a new era for the Mountaineers, with the GoldBlue Spring Game set to serve as the launching pad for the upcoming season. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the gates at Milan Puskar Stadium opening at 4:30 p.m. Throughout the week, head coach Dana Holgorsen has stressed how the atmosphere that surrounds the Gold-Blue

game is catered to both players and fans. “We want to do it for the fans. The players get a kick out of it, because they get to put their nice uniforms on, and they go out there in front of a bunch of people and try to make a play,” he said. For Holgorsen, Saturday’s scrimmage isn’t about X’s and O’s as it is about having a good time and staying healthy. “It’s the end of spring— you want to get out healthy,” he said. “We want it to be festive, and we want everyone to kind of get a glimpse of the younger players more than anything.” Casual observers of the spring game will notice the

scoring element of the contest is somewhat different than a regular season game. Instead of allocating points solely on offensive scoring drives, the defense will earn points for keeping the offense out of the end zone. Last year, for instance, the offense tallied 83 points on 838 yards of offense – eyepopping numbers for any matchup. According to Holgorsen, the logistics of the Spring Game will be much like last season’s. “It will be similar to what we did last year and similar to a scrimmage,” he said. “We will go ones on twos and twos on ones with very little special

teams – just because there are so many moving parts with special teams.” Before next season’s team takes the field, fans will have the opportunity to watch Mountaineer football stars of the past. At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Old-Timers Game will kick off, featuring dozens of former players spanning a variety of eras. Additionally, current members of the football team will participate in an autograph session in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility from 1-2:45 p.m. Admission to the game is only $10, and all proceeds are donated to the West Virginia University Children’s Hospi-

tal. Since 1984, the game has raised more than $600,000 for the cause – a number that could be drastically higher after Saturday if Holgorsen has his way. In the 2011 season, 22,000 fans attended the Gold-Blue game – making it the largest crowd in history. Holgorsen has his eyes set on 30,000 fans for Saturday, a number that may not come to fruition if the weather goes awry. The high temperature for Saturday is a mild 56 F, but there is also a 60 percent chance of rain – which could deter fans if thunderstorms accompany the precipitation. charles.schuler@mail.wvu.edu

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WVU goes on road to face Pitt, Ohio State By Nick Arthur Sports Writer

The busy weekends continue for the West Virginia women’s soccer team. This weekend, the Mountaineers will go on the road to face the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday in back-to-back games. Head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown said the second game against the Panthers will be shortened to limit fatigue. But one thing won’t change this weekend. The Mountaineers are hoping to continue making progress during the spring season.

“We want to continue our development. We know Ohio State, obviously, is a very competitive team that will present different problems,” Izzo-Brown said. “Really it’s just about us and limiting mistakes that we made in the past. We want to keep developing individually and also collectively as a team.” Izzo-Brown’s squad is very familiar with each opponent, as the Mountaineers faced both Ohio State and Pittsburgh last season. In fact, the Buckeyes were the only visiting team to leave the Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium victorious in 2011. Even though the spring season isn’t about wins or losses,

this may provide a little extra motivation. “With any kind of sport, when you play a team who has beaten you, you’re a little bit more motivated to bring them down,” IzzoBrown said. “It’s always nice to have that mentality going in.” The fact West Virginia will essentially be playing familiar foes for the first time this spring also has an impact on the exhibition. But Izzo-Brown doesn’t feel that will have as big an impact as many expect. “Sometimes it does, but not as much as you’d think,” she said. “I think teams are so much different in the spring compared to the fall. But it does give us

an idea about the athletes and maybe the formation they’ll present to us.” After losing almost its entire backline to graduation, one of the main focuses this spring has been on rebuilding the defense. Lone returner Bry McCarthy has been forced to be a leader to the younger members of the team. “McCarthy understands her role back there and what she needs to do as a leader, which is keeping us organized,” IzzoBrown said. “I think between her, (goalkeeper Sara) Keane and (defender) Mallory Smith, they’re doing a really good job of keeping us together.” The number of injuries this spring has opened the door for some younger players to prove their talents. One player in particular has taken advantage of the extra playing time – freshman midfielder Jessica Crowder. “You have to keep your eye on Jess Crowder. She’s a kid out of North Carolina and she’s stepping into midfield,” Izzo-Brown said. “Jess is someone that is really emerging as a young player for us right now and doing some good things.” nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu

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The West Virginia University School of Music is hosting a concert of New Music at the Creative Arts Center tonight. The concert will feature many compositions, each with its own themes and origins within the imaginations of various students at the university. Eight different composi-

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tions will be performed at the event composed by five WVU students. “Concerts of new student compositions are always interesting and different. This concert is a pretty big one,” said John Beall, WVU composer-in-residence. One composition in particular, “In the Event of Moon Disaster” by Rafael Langoni Smith, is of particular interest to Beall.

The composition is a musical take on William Sapphire’s speech written for President Nixon in the event that our astronauts did not come back from their maiden voyage in 1969, Beall said. “It’s kind of eerie, hearing words designed to comfort the American people in a potentially devastating moment,” Beall said. Another piece Smith wrote is about a struggle-filled jour-

Local restaurant Terra Cafe offers decadent dining experience Michelle Kayda guest correspondent

Flipping through the summer menu, it was clear that he was struggling. It was not hard for Terra Cafe Manager Aaron Russell to find items that were house-made, but not so for items that weren’t. “I believe I can confidently say 95 percent is made right here,” Russell said. “We even make our own salad dressing, so I guess the only thing I can think of would be the tortillas.” At Terra Cafe, it’s all about the food, community and, most of all, the comfort and health of the customers. “Our biggest goal was to be able to serve food and have the customer know what is in it,” Russell said. “That was our main motivational force behind the creation of Terra Cafe.” When the cafe opened in September 2011, the goals of the owners, managers and chefs were all the same. They wanted to give the community a healthy place to eat, as well as a place to be together. Not only does Terra Cafe strive to bring everyone together, but also it supports the

area’s economy, too. “We buy local ingredients as much as possible in order to support the community,” Russell said. “As a small business owner, it’s very important to me to support small, local businesses,” said Rae Gean Sielen, a regular customer and the owner of Populore Publishing. “And the food is so good! The soups are great and so creative with some ingredients I’ve never tried.” Along with buying local, Terra Cafe also believes in buying healthy ingredients. Although not all are organic, they are as healthy as possible. The process to be certified as organic is very lengthy and expensive for local farmers, so many simply practice organic ways. “It is our idea that all of our food is responsibly made,” Russell said. While Terra Cafe takes pride in their ingredients, it is how the ingredients create decadent dishes that can meet various dietary needs that makes Terra popular among its customers of all ages. The cafe offers an assortment of baked goods, cakes and pastries that are made in-house and freshly baked every morning – many of which are gluten-free. The breakfast and dinner

menu also offer many choices that range from vegetarian to farm-raised meats. Terra is mostly known for its handbrewed coffee though, which can be prepared Hario pour over or French press. “Of the half dozen places around town, their coffee is the best,” Sielen said. “Their Jamaican blend is amazing – definitely my favorite.” The owners believe when dining or studying at Terra Cafe, comfort is the main ingredient for a customer’s satisfaction. Inside the cafe, customers can relax on or around the oversized couch in the corner or sit at a spacious table set far apart from the other tables for privacy while dining. Outside, many tables on the patio overlook the rail trail, Monongahela River and the Tugboat Depot Park. Either location is ideal for customers to enjoy their mango coconut scone or piece of double chocolate espresso cake. Terra Cafe is located in Star City at 425 Industrial Ave., along the Monongahela River. To grab Terra Cafe on the go or to see their menu, please visit www. terracafewv.com.

ney from Rio de Janeiro to Morgantown titled “Tonberry Invisira.” “Our performers, fluent in Portuguese, were trained to deliver the ultimate experience in both clarinet music and Brazilian music. While we certainly hope you enjoy the piece, we urge to stay on your chair for the duration of the performance,” Smith said. Jacob Sandridge, another student whose work

is featured at the New Music Concert, wrote a piece titled “Pieces of Glass.” Performed by Sandridge himself, the work is a solo piano performance. “A work in progress, ‘Pieces of Glass’ is a set of short piano pieces,” Sandridge said. He describes his work as an unfinished piece of many movements, of which two are currently complete and will be performed at the event.

“The common theme among the movement is that they portray a representation of a scene or snapshot involving glass in some way. While the titles of the movements are quite literal, they are open to interpretation,” Sandridge said. The concert begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance hall. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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CAC’s Mesaros Galleries to display graduating seniors’ artwork By Alex Panos A&E writer

New stimulating and cutting-edge artwork created by the West Virginia University Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating seniors are on display now at the Creative Art Center’s Mesaros Galleries. The art show is running to exhibit the works of the soonto-be graduates,as well as for the viewing pleasure of the general public. According to the WVU Creative Arts Center official website, the works in the gallery are a culmination of “technical process and conceptual content unique to each individual artist.” All the pieces on display at the exhibition are original pieces created during the student’s capstone course as they “experience producing, exhibiting and writing about their art,” to move into the professional world the site said. Robert Bridges, assistant professor of art and curator of the WVU Art Collection, said people can expect to see sculptures, print pieces, paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramics on display in the galleries. With no concrete themes or guidelines to follow, students are given the freedom to use the combination of their inspiration and their schooling to create whatever they chose. “It’s all about their own personal statements,” Bridges said. As a curator, Bridges organizes the works to create the best exhibitions. Bridges said the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) senior exhibition provides an opportunity for the students to see how a professional gallery is run prior to graduation. “It’s a professional experience,” he said. “It teaches the students how to work with other professionals in the future.” Bridges believes the art show is meaningful to the graduating seniors because they are given the chance to make sure they meet the standards of the field,

and get a taste of what it will be like to be a professional artist. “It’s an opportunity for them to put their best foot forward,” he said. Due to a combination of education, teaching and preparation, Bridges believes the exhibition stands out among all the other shows at the CAC. Bridges believes the public, should come out to view the art because it is a great opportunity to view art on display in a professionally run gallery. “It’s good for other students to see the level and quality of artists here at WVU,” Bridges said. The artwork will remain on display to the general public in the Laura Mesaros Gallery and the Paul Mesaros Gallery until graduation week. Viewings take place daily from noon9:30 p.m. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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As the end of the school year nears, we find ourselves with so much more stuff than we remember acquiring. Luckily for most of us, our styles change, and we can’t help but shake our heads at the heinous articles of clothing we once treasured. We know it’s hard to part with

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four inches below. Cut along the marks when they are lying neatly in front of you. (It may help to have a friend draw the line for more accuracy.) After cutting, fold the ragged edges two times making a two inch cuff around. Sew the cuff in place, and there you have your new favorite summer staple. You can apply this concept when recycling old skirts. It is too often that we see girls wearing cupcake-shaped skirts that expose more than knees at the slightest gust of wind. To get use out of these outdated items, turn them into chic shorts. Lay the skirt down, mark a dashed lined directly in the middle of the back and front of the skirt. Make sure to try it on first so you know how high to make your seams. When you’ve found your perfect length, cut along the lines and sew the slits for legs holes. Pair with a tight shirt and big belt, and you’ll have heads turning for the right reasons. For some quick and simple ideas, use your old, unwanted shirts. Old shirts that are too big, too small, dingy or just plain ugly have a purpose too. You can fold pieces of these shirts into neat rectangles to create stylish crops tops and bandeaus by simply tying them around your bust and finishing with a big bow in the back. When cutting down the shirts you may have a mess of small strands of fabric. There is even a use for these little guys! With these leftover pieces, you can make fun and useful headbands. Take three even-sized strips of your favorite colored clothes and braid them together. Make sure the pieces are longer than the circumference of your head, and tie the braided band around your head for an interesting and eco-friendly accessory. And for those dingy and faded T-shirts, you can always rely on a classic trend: tie-dying. So, when you think that you need a break from all the studying and packing, make good use of your hidden treasures and spice up your summer wardrobe for a price you can afford. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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FURNISHED APARTMENTS 1 BR 1 BA Beverly AVE. $500 a month. Off street parking. 304-680-4522. 1 BR APARTMENTS 5 min walk from downtown, w/d, clean, parking available 304-288-2499 or sjikic@yahoo.com. 1 BR NEAR EVANSDALE IN STAR CITY. Furnished, parking, AC. $400 plus electric per month. No pets. Available 5/15/12. Call 304-599-2991. 1BR. DOWNTOWN; Newer Construction, Furniture & Appliances; Central Air Hi-Efficiency Gas Heat; Microwave; Laundry Facilities on Premises; Security Intercom; $525/mo. + utilities; Lease & Deposit Req. Located at 274 Spruce St. (304)292-4381 (9-5pm M-F), (304)599-3850/599-3683 (nights/wkend). AVAILABLE: June 2012 1BR UTILITIES INCLUDED. $575 furnished. Near stadium/hospitals/avail. August. Free parking, AC. Stadium View Apts. 304-598-7368 No Pets 2/3BR GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. Available May.Open floor plan. Large Kit, Deck, AC, W/D. Pet Friendly. Off University Avenue.1 block from 8th street. Call or text 304-276-1931 or 304-276-7528. 2/3BR GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. Available May.Open floor plan. Large Kit, Deck, AC, W/D. Off University Avenue.1 block from 8th street. Call or text 304-276-1931 or 304-276-7528. 2BR + ADDITIONAL ROOM. 1 Bath. W/D. Minute walk to town. Call 304-983-2529. 2BR APTS. NEAR BOTH CAMPUSES. Parking, utilities included. Available May, 2012. NO PETS. Lease/Deposit. $800/mo. 304-216-2151 or 304-216-2150. AFFORDABLE, CLEAN 3BR. Off-street parking, W/D. $400/mo each. All utilities included. 370 Falling Run Road. NO PETS. 5/minute walk Mountainlair. Lease/dep. 304-594-2045 after 4pm APARTMENTS NEAR FALLING RUN/STEWART’S STREET. 1 & 2 BR from $390 a month and up. Includes most utilities. No pets. Available May 15th. 304-292-6921 ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605 AVAILABLE 6/1. Spacious 3BR. S Walnut. Near PRT. $325/each. Includes gas, heat and garbage. W/D. No pets. Call 304-288-2740/304-291-6533. BIG CLEAN 3BR APT FOR 3. Available June 1. $900/month. 509-A Clark Street. Parking. No pets. See it now! Call Dave at 304-376-7282. JUST LISTED MUST SEE 3BR 2BA. Close to Arnold Hall on Willey Street. W/D, D/W, Microwave. Parking.Sprinkler and security system. $485/person utilities included. No pets. 12 months lease. 304-288-9662/304-288-1572/304-282-813 1. SUNNYSIDE 1 MINUTE WALK to campus. 1-2-3 BRS. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Call 291-1000 for appointment.

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AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 2-3BR apartments lower High Street. 304-296-5931

“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties”

VERY SPACIOUS 2BR, 2 full bath with large closets. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, Hard wood flooring. Conveniently located close to the campus, stadium and hospital $840 + Electric, Sorry No Dogs. 304-692-9296 or 304-288-0387

3BR 1BA COMPLETELY REMODELED HOME with new appliances. Located 372 Crawford Ave Star City. $129,900. 304-288-4196

AVAILABLE MAY, 1/BR, WELL MAINTAINED. W/D Hook-up, Near park, rail trail and town. Yard, deck. No Pets. $350+utilities 304-282-0344

• JUNE, JULY, AUGUST LEASES • 2 BD Apartments • Convenient 8 Min. Walk to Lair • Nicely Furnished • Off-Street Lighted Parking • Laundry Facilities • Reliable Maintenance • Gas & Water Included • Fully Equipped Kitchens

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UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS 1 & 2BR APARTMENTS, downtown & stadium locations. AC, WD, off street parking, affordable. No pets allowed. Rice Rentals 304-598-7368

1 and 2/BR APARTMENTS. UTILITIES INCLUDED. Also 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Downtown. 304-288-8955. 2 BR APT AVAILABLE MAY 15. Located on Willey St. $700 + utilities. Parking available. Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. 304-365-2787 or 304-777-0750. 2 BR/2 BA. Stewarts Town Road. W/D.AC. Garage. $650/month. No pets. Available April or May. Text or call 304-288-6374. kjedwards2@comcast.net.

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SUNNYSIDE. NICE 2BR. 1/BA. WD. C/AC-HEAT $750/mo+ utilities. Small yard. Porch. NO PETS. Available 5/16/12. Lease/dep. 296-1848. Leave message.

TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS - A Large 4 BR furnished, including all utilities. Tenant responsible for cable & internet. Cost per month $2200 ($550/person). No pets permitted. Available August 1, 2012. 304-292-8888

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Now Leasing 2012 1 & 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Apartments Prices Starting at $495 Garages, W/D, Walk In Closets Sparkling Pool Minutes to Hospitals & Downtown

150 WELLEN AVE. 1BR. W/D. Utilities included. $600/mo. lease and deposit. 304-290-6951 or 304-599-8303.

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150 WELLEN AVE. 2-3/BR. W/D. D/W. Utilities included. $800/mo. lease and deposit. 304-290-6951 or 304-599-8303.

2/BR APARTMENT FOR RENT. 500 EAST Prospect. Available now. $300/month per person + utilities. NO PETS. 692-7587.

2/3BR GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. Available May.Open floor plan. Large Kit, Deck, AC, W/D. Off University Avenue.1 block from 8th street. Call or text 304-276-1931 or 304-276-7528. 3BR APARTMENT. 51 West Park Avenue. W/D, all utilities included. Available June 1st $1125/month 304-680-1313 ACROSS RUBY/STADIUM. INGLEWOOD BLVD. Efficiency, 2BR APT. May/August 2012. Free Parking. W/D in building. No smoking, No pets. Call 304-276-5233.

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2BR IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. 770 Battelle Ave. W/D D/W microwave and parking. $395 per person all utilities included. 304-288-3308

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D/W, W/D, Free Off Street Parking, 3 Min. Walk To Campus

24 HR Maintenance/Security Bus Service NO PETS Bon Vista &The Villas

1/BR APT ON BEECHURST. Available now. NO PETS. $600/mo plus utilities. 304-216-2905.

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24 Hour Emergency Maintenance & Enforcement Officer Off Street parking DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES Phone: 304-413-0900

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT 2BR Near Ruby and 3 BR Downtown. Off street parking. Walking distance. Call 304-685-6695. AVAILABLE 5/15. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Full basement. $950/month + utilities. Call 304-826-0322 AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST 2012. 101 Mclane Ave. 1BR AC WD on premises. $650 utilities included + TV cable and parking space. NO PETS. Call 304-599-3596 or 304-296-5581. AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 1-2 BR apartments South Park 304-296-5931 AVAILABLE JUNE 1ST. 1-2BR apartments Pineview Dirve 304-296-5931

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DOWNTOWN 1 BR $600 plus elec. & SUNNYSIDE. 2-3 Bedrooms $350/person plus utilities. 304-296-7400 scottpropertiesllc.com

4 BR, 2.5 BA W/Covered Parking $625/person

GREAT 3 BR APT. 4 blocks from campus. W/D. AC. Off street parking. Most utilities paid. Call 304-241-4607. If no answer, call 304-282-0136.

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LARGE 3BR APTS. TOP OF HIGH ST. All utilities included. 304-292-7233. LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR apartment. Close to campus/hospitals. Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $850/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225 LIKE NEW AVAILABLE MAY 15th 2/BR. 2&1/2BA duplex. Located between campuses. W/D, Off-street parking, on bus line. No Pets. No Smoking. $1000/mo.+utilities. 304-685-6563. NOW RENTING TOP OF FALLING RUN ROAD Morgan Point 1+2/BR $590-$790+ utilities. Semester lease. WD. DW. Parking. NO PETS. Call: 304-290-4834. REDUCED RENT UNIQUE Apartments 1, 2, & 3 BR Close to main campus. Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, Private Parking. Pets w/fee. 508-788-7769.

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STAR CITY 2BR 1BTH. Large carpeted D/W, W/D, gas, AC. No pets/smoking. Off street parking. $575 plus util. 304-692-1821

THE SUITES AT WEST PARK UPSCALE STUDENT RENTALS. 2 BR 2 BA (one with steam shower one with Jacuzzi tub). Top of the line security system. Ample parking for yourself and visitors. Located close to both hospitals, stadium, shopping, health club, Evansdale campus, and WVU rec center. $575 per bedroom-utilities not included. One year lease-May-May. Phone:304-598-2560

TWO FEMALE ROOMMATES. WANTED for very nice modern 3BR apt with quiet and serious student. Includes DW, AC, WD, 3 minute walk to Downtown campus, includes utilities and parking. Individual lease. $390/month 304-379-9851.

UNFURNISHED APARTMENTS. Absolute luxury 3 and 4 bedroom town homes, clubhouse, pool, and exercise room. Call 304-225-7777 or email idlewoodllc@aol.com.

SPACIOUS 1BR APT. Available now! $535/month. 513 Clark Street. Parking. No pets. Call Dave at 304-376-7282 or 304-292-7272.

FURNISHED HOUSES AVAILABLE MAY 2012 3BR/ 2 BA DUPLEX. 135-B Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. JEWELMANLLC.COM close to downtown, next to Arnold Hall. 3,4,5&6/BR houses. Excellent condition. A/C, W/D, parking and yard. Utilities included. No dogs. 12 month lease. 304-288-1572 or 296-8491

UNFURNISHED HOUSES * AVAILABLE MAY 2012 4 BR DUPLEX. 135-A Lorentz Avenue. Walk to Downtown Campus. W/D, Off-street parking. Utilities plus security deposit. Call 304-692-5845. 4 BR HOUSES walk to class. W/D. No Pets. Available June 1,2012. Lease./Deposit. Max Rentals 304-291-8423. 1/BR 600 McKinley Avenue. Remodeled. $450+ W/D; 3/BR, 1½ bath, 340 Grant Avenue. $425/person, includes gas/ garbage. 304-879-5059 or 304-680-2011

Apartments , Houses, Townhouses

1 & 2BR Downtown Location, Available May 15th. Parking. 304-685-6565 or 304-685-5210.

“The Largest & Finest Selection of Properties”

1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Unfurnished

WALKING DISTANCE TO DOWNTOWN. 2BR, 1 1/2 BTH, Laundry Room, Parking Permit. 501 Beverly Ave. $800 plus util. 304-685-9300

2/BR. 1/BA. WD/DW, MICROWAVE, FULL BASEMENT. 5/MINUTE WALK downtown. $900/mo+utilities. Lease/deposit. Off-street parking. NO PETS.Available now 304-290-1332. 3-4/BR NEAR SOUTH PARK. $1200/MO + utilities. Student housing. No Section 8 or pets. Off street parking. Lease and deposit required. WD/DW. 304-366-9744 3BR. + ADD. ROOM, 2 FULL BATH. W/D. Minute walk to town. $900/MONTH. call 304-983-2529. AVAILABLE 6/1. 2 story house. Full basement. 2 BR. 1 BA. W/D. Big yard. $750/month + utilities. Call 304-626-0322. AVAILABLE 6/1. Walk to town. 4 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Basement. Yard. $1100/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322.

4 BEDROOM HOUSE

Nice house w/large rooms & closets 1 min walk to campus 212 Quay Street (Accross from The Rusted Musket)

Off Street Parking Washer/Dryer

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304-692-8879 LARGE 3 BEDROOM located in South Park. 209 Grand St. Two full baths, large bedrooms, three parking spaces, washer and dryer, A/C, $495 a person. All utilities are included. 304-288-3308 UNFURNISHED CONDO. $400 per month per bedroom. Swimming pool, all appliances, river view. Call for details (304)-222-2329 or (757)-724-0265 A.V.

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT 3/BR, 2/BA MOBILE home on three acres. Available 5-1-12 Prefer grad students. 296-8801

ROOMMATES MUST SEE MALE/FEMALE ROOMMATE NEEDED close to Arnold hall excellent condition, W/D & parking. Individual lease. $395-$450 all utilities included. 304-288-1572 or 304-296-8491.

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 14 x 70 2 BR 2 BA MOBILE HOME for sale. Minutes from Medical Center and PRT. Call 304-472-7061. FOR SALE 1998 MOBILE HOME 3BR/ 2 BA. Independent sales village. Lot rent $376/can be moved $23000 OBO. Call 716-725-5116.

AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE CASH PAID!! WE BUY CARS and trucks. Any make! Any model! Any condition! 282-2560

HELP WANTED 1st GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS NEEDED FOR DISSERTATION RESEARCH. I am looking for college students who come from families whose parents did not attend college to take a 20 minute on-line survey. The first 200 participants to complete the survey will get a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Eligibility for two grand prize drawings of $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble will also be given to anyone who completes that survey. WVU IRB is on file. If interested please connect to the following web address : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VJH9JS6. BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Age 18 plus. Training available. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 CLEANERS WANTED for the Morgantown area. Part time positions, day shift on Sat. and Sun. Must be able to pass background check and drug screening. Apply in person at Patton Building Services. 956 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV. Call 304-599-8711 for directions. Patton Building Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DENTAL OFFICE SEEKING PRE-DENTAL STUDENTS or students interested in the field of dentistry. Please e-mail resume and contact info; wisdomteeth4@gmail.com MARIOS FISHBOWL NOW HIRING COOKS and also PART TIME/FULL TIME POSITIONS for Summer only. Apply in person at 704 Richwood Ave. RAMADA CONFERENCE CENTER now accepting applications for the following positions: Line cooks, dishwashers, and part time desk clerk. Apply in person only, 20 Scott Ave.


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The April 20 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.

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