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Monday April 23, 2012

Volume 125, Issue 142

‘Passing of the Rifle’ marks new era by lydia nuzum

associate city editor

For Brock Burwell, it is an honor words cannot describe. For Brady Campbell, it is a responsibility to fans across the nation. For Rock Wilson, it is the embodiment of a state. For Edward Cokeley, it is a tradition rich with history. And for Jonathan Kimble, the passing of the rifle is the start of something new. This year’s Passing of the Ri-

fle ceremony marked the end of current Mountaineer mascot Brock Burwell’s two-year tenure in the Big East Conference and the beginning of Jonathan Kimble’s Big 12 Conference debut. Cokely, Mountaineer in 1981; Wilson, from 1991-93; and Campbell, from 200608, each offered advice about serving as the mascot of West Virginia University during the ceremony, held Friday in the Vandalia Lounge of the Mountainlair.

Kimble, who was named the 2012-13 Mountaineer during WVU-DePaul University men’s basketball game Feb. 28, officially became the newest Mountaineer mascot during the ceremony. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to travel throughout the state of West Virginia. From Weirton to Wheeling, and from Matewan to Martinsburg, it’s going to be a great day to be a Mountaineer,” Kimble said. The Mountaineer has been

the official mascot of WVU since the 1930s, and the first “buckskin-clad” Mountaineer appeared in 1936. Since then, Cokeley said the mascot has represented a huge tradition within the WVU community and the state. “I think about other mascots – it’s one thing to be a tiger, but how many tigers have you really seen in South Carolina recently? It’s a neat mascot, but the Mountaineer

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Woman shot to death at local Wal-Mart by mackenzie mays city editor

Local Wal-Mart shoppers were put on lockdown Saturday morning when gunfire broke out in the store’s parking lot. Sharon Stafford, 29, of Bruceton Mills, W.Va., was shot and killed by her estranged father-in-law around 10 a.m. Saturday at the Greenbag Road Wal-Mart and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Morgantown Police Chief Ed Preston. The suspect, Larry Mitchell, 54, of Shinnston, W.Va., shot Stafford several times and is believed to be motivated by an ongoing family dispute. A large group of people was found surrounding the victim upon the officers’ arrival, while another group detained Mitchell. “Based upon the preliminary investigation, it appears that Mitchell confronted Stafford as she was pulling into the parking lot and shot her several times while she sat in her vehicle,” Preston said. “Stafford exited her vehicle as Mitchell continued to fire until Stafford collapsed. Concerned citizens responded to the incident and apprehended Mitchell and held him for authorities.” Mitchell was transported by the MPD from the scene to be interviewed regarding his involvement in the inci-

dent and has been charged with murder . He is currently being confined at the Doddridge Regional Jail. Stafford was meeting another family member at WalMart and was shot several times by Mitchell as soon as she pulled into the store’s parking lot. Posts on Stafford’s Facebook wall made the day of her death indicate a custody battle between her and her husband, who she was in the process of divorcing, concerning their young daughter. Morgantown Police held a press conference Saturday to address the incident. Preston commended the brave bystanders who intervened at the scene. “We have no reports of any other involvement other than the good citizens that responded at jeopardy to themselves,” he said. “Their heroics are greatly recognized and appreciated. This is one of those cases where who knows where we’d be if they didn’t do that.” Preston said he is currently working with Harrison County law enforcement to further investigate the events leading up to the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Morgantown Police Department Detectives Unit at 304-284-7454.

Walkers promote global clean water initiative By Carlee Lammers Staff writer

A group of West Virginia University students had the opportunity to understand just how far some will go to acquire fresh water. The WVU chapter of Amizade Global Service-Learning hosted its fourth annual Water Walk Saturday to benefit its safe water initiative in Karagwe, Tanzania. Participants filled buckets with water from the Monongahela River and walked 1.1 miles to symbolize the 1.1 billion people around the world who do not have access to safe water. “Our goal is to walk in solidarity with the over 800 million people who don’t have access to clean and safe water,” said Brandon Blache-Cohen, executive director of Amizade Global Service-Learning. Amizade is a nonprofit organization designed to empower individuals and communities through worldwide service learning. The organization conducts both local and international service projects to raise awareness and serve those in need.

The average person requires six to 14 gallons of safe freshwater to ensure their daily drinking, bathing and cooking needs are met, according to Amizade. More than one in six people around the world do not have access to safe freshwater. “We’re very lucky here to go to the faucet and get enough water for our lives. For our friends in communities such as Tanzania or Brazil, that’s not the case,” Blache-Cohen said. “Water is something we take for granted; it’s something that falls from the sky that we should all have access to.” Trey Goff, Amizade student service learning coordi nator, said he hoped the walk would raise awareness and motivate participants to make a difference. “I think it’s important to raise awareness in the community here in Morgantown,” Goff said. “Having the experience of filling up a bucket with water and carrying it for some distance, just as many around the world have to, puts everything into perspective.”

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Jonathan Kimble accepts the rifle from outgoing Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell during the Passing of the Rifle Ceremony Friday afternoon.



Men of Morgantown take to the Rail Trail in high heels to support the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event Sunday afternoon at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park. The event was hosted by the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center.

WVU community strives to put an end to rape, domestic violence by bryan bumgardner staff writer

Burly men from all over Morgantown strutted their stuff Sunday to empower sexual assault victims and raise awareness of sexual abuse. The Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center hosted the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at Hazel Ruby-McQuain park. At the event, male volunteers walked a mile wearing high heels to spread awareness about gender-based violence. “It’s designed to build awareness about this violence with men,” said Nnenna Minimah, Sexual Assault Response Team Coordinator with the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center. “We’re trying to say ‘hey, this isn’t just a women’s issue. This is a problem for everyone,’” she said. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international program seeking to spread sexual assault awareness among men. The event raised more than $2,000 for the RDVIC. It included a “Most Creative Shoes” contest, where participants decorated their shoes to compete for prizes. Tickets were also sold for a raffle, which included

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Mountaineer football player Willie Milhouse runs to the finish line after finishing a mile-long walk in high heels at the Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event Sunday afternoon at Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park.

Wild Warrior Challenge benefits local military families by mackenzie mays city editor

West Virginia University students transformed into “wild warriors” this weekend and braced an extreme obstacle course to benefit local soldiers and their families. The WVU ROTC designed, built and manned the military training replica at Mylan Park Saturday as part of The Wild Warrior Challenge, helping raise more than $6,000 for family readiness groups in Monongalia and Preston counties. “We wanted to give back to our troops, but wanted to benefit our local communities as well. These programs

support local soldiers by preparing them to deploy for battle, supporting their families while they’re overseas and helping them reenter society after serving,” said Penny Weidner with the Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, who helped create the event. More than 400 soldiers in the area benefit from local readiness programs, and Weidner said WVU’s future soldiers stepped up to help those who currently serve. “It was outstanding. The WVU ROTC went above and beyond the call of duty and were quick to step up,” she

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Contestants run through a muddy creek during the Wild Warrior Challenge Saturday afternoon at Mylan Park.

SPRING ON THE GRIDIRON Dismal weather didn’t stop the West Virginia football team from putting on an exciting Gold-Blue Spring Game Saturday. SPORTS PAGE 8


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Winter weather headed towards eastern US NEW YORK (AP) — A spring nor’easter rumbled along the East Coast on Sunday and was expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places as it strengthens into early Monday, a punctuation to a relatively dry stretch of weather for the Northeast. The storm is atypical for April but not uncommon, said David Stark, a National Weather Service meteorologist in New York City, where 2.5 to 3.5 inches of rain are expected in the city with wind gusts of 25-30 mph. With the storm came a spate of disruptions. Pro baseball games were postponed in New York and Washington. The space shuttle Enterprise’s scheduled arrival in New York City was pushed back. An Earth Day celebration at a park in Virginia Beach, Va., was canceled. From Philadelphia north through New York City and into southern New England up to 4 inches of rain could fall, with the heaviest downpour expected early Monday. Some higher-elevation areas in the western parts of


A woman fishes on the West Branch of the Au Sable River in Wilmington, N.Y., after a snowfall Sunday. A spring nor’easter along the East Coast Sunday is expected to bring rain and heavy winds and even snow in some places. Pennsylvania and New York and in West Virginia and Ohio could even see snow. Forecasts called for 4 to 12 inches. Flooding was possible in some areas, but precipitation in much of the Northeast is below normal for this time of year.

“We’re down 7 or 8 inches,” weather service forecaster Charlie Foley said. “This won’t completely wipe out the deficit but it will certainly help.” Even Lake Champlain on the Vermont-New York border, normally close to flood stage this time of year because of rain and

snowmelt, is near a record low. Just a year ago, it approached its highest level on record. The storm’s biggest threat is likely power outages caused by falling trees and limbs bringing down power lines, said meteorologist John Darnley.


Continued from page 1 said. “They did this all on their own time and never asked for anything in return. Their support was just phenomenal.” About 200 participants registered for the event, including WVU students, community members and military, National Guard and Army Reserve personnel from across the state. “Everyone came out to support our soldiers and had a fun time, too. Our participants ranged from 18 years old to 70 years old,” Weidner said. “I think everyone really enjoyed knowing the money was going directly to members of our community who deserve it, and a lot of people asked if the event would be back next year.” The ROTC Ranger Cadets squad won the challenge by pushing a 9,000-pound Hum-

vee through the course in 30 minutes and 45 seconds. The overall male competitor was Thomas Terebus with 27 minutes and 42 seconds, and Sarah Yohe won the women’s division with 32 minutes and 42 seconds. Brie Kawalek, a WVU junior psychology and German student, said the obstacle course was unlike any fundraising event she’s experienced. “This was my first obstacle race, and I’m hooked now. The Wild Warrior Challenge had obstacles to crawl through and climb over, rugged terrain, a river of mud, a giant slip-and-slide and people that smacked you with pads when you ran by,” Kawalek said. “It was intense, and there was mud everywhere, but very possible to get through and very fun. It was all for a fantastic cause, and I can’t wait to do it again.”

Students ‘Cover the Night’ to promote Kony 2012 by lacey palmer staff writer

West Virginia University students “Covered the Night” Friday to raise awareness of the Kony 2012 movement. The WVU Student Advocates for Invisible Children participated in the nationwide event to spread the word about Joseph Kony, a Ugandan leader known for enforcing cruel war tactics across central Africa for more than 26 years. Leading the Lord’s Resistance Army, Kony has abducted children and forced them into brutal combat, encouraging them to rape, mutilate and kill civilians. Sociology professor Daniel Brewster helped lead the event, which aimed to cover major cities across the world with posters promoting the movement. “We raised some money and we raised awareness, but more than that, I watched as young people found themselves,” Brewster said. “These advocates strongly and courageously advocated for something that, six weeks ago, everyone around the world was talking about, but something that today only a select few find important. I guess that is how it works in a world of apathy.” The event was followed by a benefit dinner at the Dragonfly restaurant with proceeds going

to the Invisible Children’s fund. Kate Dodsworth, secretary for the Student Advocates for Invisible Children, said she believes it’s important for the WVU community to get involved. “I feel that the main purpose of our event was to raise awareness of the atrocities that have been and are still going on in Central Africa, and I think our event did just that,” Dodsworth said. “Plastering the building with posters was definitely an eye-catcher, and even after leaving Dragonfly, I had people coming up to me asking about my red ‘Kony 2012’ T-shirt. It opened the floor to many conversations about the issue, and I was excited to talk with people.” Jamie Swierkos, a member of the Student Advocates for Invisible Children, said she hopes the “Cover the Night” event showed the community the student body truly cares about these types of issues. “We want the Morgantown and WVU community to realize the student body is more than the students and their actions from the ‘I’m Shmacked’ videos,” Swierkos said. “Even if it is a small portion, we care about something bigger than ourselves.” For more information, visit


A participant trudges through mud to finish the Wild Warrior Challenge Saturday.


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Taylor Poli, far left, a sophomore, studying accounting and finance hangs a ‘KONY 2012’ poster on Dragonfly Friday evening, April 20.


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Freshman biology student Brian Truong said he was excited for an opportunity to slow down and appreciate something he believes many take for granted. “I think this is a really nice way for us to raise awareness for a basic need we tend to take for granted,” Truong said. “Sometimes I think we get too far ahead of ourselves

to actually appreciate what we do have.” Blache-Cohen said he encourages WVU students to participate in other projects Amizade hosts, both on campus and across the globe. For more information or to volunteer with WVU’s chapter, visit the organization’s downtown campus office, located in Room 343 of Stansbury Hall, or visit www.


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“I think awareness is really important. If I’ve got to suffer a little bit to bring awareness about this issue, it’s worth it,” he said. Johnathan Cook, a WVU business student and a member of the Queer Student Union, participated in the walk, and said he thinks the event takes a good approach to spreading information. “The initial shock of seeing a man in heels is enough to grab anybody’s attention,” he said. Cook said several passersby asked him why he was wearing high heels, and he believes curiosity can lead more people to learn about sexual assault and gender-based violence. “The symbolism is really important. That’s how you spread awareness about this issue,” he said. The RDVIC is a nonprofit organization that has been serving victims of sexual or domestic abuse since 1974. It offers a 24 hour hotline, an emergency shelter for victims and counseling services. For more information, visit

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represents,” he said. Burwell, nephew of fellow former Mountaineer Rock Wilson, served as the “little Mountaineer” under Wilson. Burwell said he has always dreamed of carrying the rifle, and the tradition of the Mountaineer is unique to WVU. “My whole life, I have never wanted to be a mascot, but I’ve always wanted to be the Mountaineer,” Burwell said. “There is a distinct difference.” The WVU Mountain Honorary chooses the Mountaineer every year through an application and interview process. The Mountaineer mascot is responsible for attending all football games and home men’s and women’s basket-

ball games. The Mountaineer also attends alumni and community events as well as pays regular visits to the WVU Children’s Hospital. The Mountaineer is also responsible for the care and cleaning of the Mountaineer musket, and no one other than the Mountaineer and the alternate Mountaineer is allowed to fire the rifle. Wilson said the most important duty of the Mountaineer is to represent the University, the state and its fans in a positive light. “When you put those buckskins on, it’s about who you represent,” Wilson said. “You become a coal miner, you become a lumberjack, you become a pipeline layer. You’re not just a mascot of a university, you’re a West Virginian.”

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United States, Afghanistan reach deal on strategic pact KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support for at least a decade beyond 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw. The pact is key to the U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan because it provides guidelines for any American forces who remain after the withdrawal deadline and for financial help to the impoverished country and its security forces. For the Afghan government, it is a way to show its people that their U.S. allies are not just walking away. “Our goal is an enduring partnership with Afghanistan that strengthens Afghan sovereignty, stability and prosperity and that contributes to our shared goal of defeating al-Qaida and its extremist affiliates,” said U.S. Embassy spokesman Gavin Sundwall. “We believe this agreement supports that goal.” After 10 years of U.S.-led war, insurgents linked to the Taliban- and al-Qaida remain a threat and as recently as a week ago, launched a large-scale attack on the capital Kabul and three other cities. The draft agreement was worked out and initialed by Afghan National Security Adviser Rangin Dadfar Spanta and U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker. It must still be reviewed in both countries and signed afterward by the Afghan and American


Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, shakes hand with new US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. presidents. U.S. forces have already started pulling out of Afghanistan, and the majority of combat troops are scheduled to depart by the end of 2014. But the U.S. is expected to maintain a large presence in the country for years after, including special forces, military trainers and government-assistance programs. The agreement is both

an achievement and a relief for both sides, coming after months of turmoil that seemed to put the entire alliance in peril. It shows that the two governments are still committed to working together and capable of coming to some sort of understanding. “The document finalized today provides a strong foundation for the security of Afghanistan, the region and the

world and is a document for the development of the region,” Spanta said in a statement issued by President Hamid Karzai’s office. Neither Afghan nor U.S. officials would comment on the details of the agreement. A Western official familiar with the negotiations said it outlines a strategic partnership for 10 years beyond 2014. Reaching any agreement

Pres. candidate Moussa says Egypt in midst of crisis CAIRO (AP) — Egypt is facing daunting challenges, a leading candidate for president said Sunday, presenting his decades as a senior government official as a prime reason to vote for him and not an Islamist. Amr Moussa said Egypt is going through an economic and social crisis that requires the talents of an experienced statesman, not a president who learns on the job. Egyptians pick a new president to replace deposed Hosni Mubarak in a process that begins May 23-24. It is unclear how much power the new president will have, as the process for writing a new constitution is snagged over disagreements about makeup of the body that will write the new document. Moussa served as Egypt’s foreign minister under Mubarak and in 2001 moved over to head the Arab League. He resigned that post last year to run for president. At a news conference Sunday in Cairo, he disagreed with the goals of Islamist parties, which have won clear majorities in parliamentary elections running on a platform of Islamic principles. “I believe that Egypt has been injured, Egypt has been mismanaged and that Egypt should not get into an experiment that has not been tried before,” he said when asked about his top Islamist opponent, a member of Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood. Critics charge that Moussa’s record as a top official under Mubarak could mean his election would mark a return to the ways of the for-

mer regime, characterized by corruption, inefficiency and nepotism. Egypt’s economy has been hard hit in the aftermath of the popular uprising. Tourism and investment rates have plummeted, foreign currency reserves have dipped dangerously and the national budget reels under the burden of heavy subsidies on fuel and basic food products. Thirteen candidates are running to replace Mubarak. Since he resigned after a popular uprising, Egypt’s military has been running the country. Facing Moussa are candidates from the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions, as well as another ap Mubarak-era official, Ahmed Shafiq, his last prime minister. Egyptian presidential candidate Amr Moussa, center, speaks during a press conference at In a last minute decision, his residence in Cario, Egypt, Sunday. the Brotherhood decided to field a candidate in the race, after it had promised it would not. This led many to accuse the Brotherhood of being power hungry, aiming to lead Egypt toward into a religion-based system of government. The Brotherhood says it would have Islam as its reference for governing. The group’s candidate, Mohamed Morsi, said Saturday if he wins, he will be president of all Egyptians, but it is now time to put into practice the group’s slogan, “Islam is the solution.” The Brotherhood’s main candidate was among 10 disqualified this month by Egypt’s election commission, along with another leading Islamist and Mubarak’s former intelligence chief, boosting Moussa’s chances. Morsi replaced the group’s first choice.

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is likely to be seen as a success given more than a year and a half of negotiations during which the entire effort appeared in danger of falling apart multiple times. Since the beginning of the year, U.S.-Afghan relations have been strained by an Internet video of American Marines urinating on the corpses of presumed Taliban fighters, by Quran burnings at a U.S. base that sparked days of deadly protests and by the alleged killing spree by a U.S. soldier in a southern Afghan village. Tensions were further heightened by a spate of turncoat attacks by Afghan security forces on their international counterparts. White House National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said President Barack Obama expects to sign the document before a NATO summit in Chicago next month, meeting the deadline set by the two sides. Many had started to worry in recent weeks that Karzai and Obama would miss that goal as talked dragged on and Karzai continued to announce new demands for the document. Much of the disagreement was about how to handle activities that the Afghan government saw as threatening its sovereignty, in particular, night raids and the detention of Afghan citizens by international forces. Those two major issues were resolved earlier this year in separate memorandums of understanding.

But closed-door talks continued for weeks after those side-deals were signed. And then as recently as last week, Karzai said that he wanted the agreement to include a dollar figure for funding for the Afghan security forces — a demand that would be hard for the Americans to sign off on given the need for congressional approval for funding. U.S. officials have said previously that they expected the document to address economic and development support for Afghanistan more generally. The final document is likely to be short on specifics. U.S. officials involved in the negotiations have said previously that the strategic partnership will provide a framework for future relations, but that details of how U.S. forces operate in the country will come in a later agreement. The initialing ceremony means that the text of the document is now locked in. But the countries will have to go through their own internal review processes, Sundwall said. “For the United States, that will mean interagency review, consultation with Congress as appropriate and final review by the president,” Sundwall said. In Afghanistan, the agreement will have to be approved by parliament. The Afghan foreign minister will brief Afghan lawmakers about the document Monday, the Afghan president’s statement said.

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Congress must take action on student loans In his weekly YouTube address – posted to the official White House channel Saturday – President Obama sternly warned Congress to take action and prevent interest rates for a popular federally subsidized college loan program from doubling this summer. In the absence of Congressional action, the interest rate on all Stafford college loans will double from the current rate of 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1. This change would affect more than 7 million students, increasing their interest payments by any-

where from $2,800 to $11,000, depending on the amount borrowed and the type of repayment plan. Thus far, Congressional Republicans have balked at Obama’s call to prevent the interest rates from doubling due to concerns surrounding the skyrocketing national debt. Although there is no disputing the fact the national debt, which has surpassed $15 trillion, must be dealt with, students should not bear the burden for decades of Congress’s fiscal recklessness.

Keeping the Stafford loan interest rates at 3.4 percent is estimated to cost the federal government $6 billion. While this cost may seem prohibitive, when the benefits of promoting college matriculation are examined, it is clearly a worthy investment. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average income for a high school graduate in the U.S. is around $31,000. For college graduates, the mean is a startling $26,000 higher at around $51,000. Although college certainly

isn’t for everyone, rising costs and interest rates will dissuade many who would otherwise consider pursuing a college education. This will contribute to the erosion of the middle class and increase the strain on public assistance programs that are already struggling to deal with across-the-board budget cuts. According to the Alliance for Excellent Education, only 3.6 percent of college graduates fall below the poverty line, and less than 1 percent receive public assistance.

There is clearly an economic incentive to prevent a dramatic decline in the number of college graduates. As President Obama put it in his address, “In America, higher education cannot be a luxury.” Students are already struggling to keep up with rising tuition and living expenses and, if anything, the government should be working to make college more accessible to high school graduates.

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Women are fit to play larger role in military danielle faipler columnist

As of April 18, the Marine Corps has finally allowed women to enroll in the Marine Corps school that trains infantrymen by allowing them to partake in the Infantry Officers Course. This course normally trains officers to serve and lead troops in combat. It will prepare women to command troops in battle whereas they mainly play roles in logistics, aircraft maintenance and personnel administration. The decision to allow women to participate in this course came as a result of the branch’s research campaign, which determined what jobs could be opened to women. Participation in the course is on a volunteer basis, so it is hard to determine how large the class size will be. Regardless, this is a brilliant and empowering move for women. Laws banning women were repealed 20 years ago, however, other limits were set, and now with the ever-changing nature of combat, women are getting the chance to prove they are not the weaker sex. These restrictions are a special type of gender discrimination, much like “don’t ask, don’t tell” was to gay and les-

bian soldiers. While allowing women into the course is a small step, it has a lot of potential to lead to big changes and a wider role for women in the military. An article from says if this change is successful and women are able to keep up with their male counterparts, they could possibly play roles in tank crews, artillery and even the infantry. Allowing women to fight alongside men is not going to disrupt unit cohesion like critics claim. Women have been playing vital roles in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. While they are supposed to only be playing supporting roles, many have been thrust into the middle of the conflict as truck drivers, mechanics and mail clerks among other things. One hundred and fortyfour women have been killed and about 865 have been injured in their supporting roles. If women are able to die for their country, they might as well be able to fight for it directly. In 2005, the U.S. military awarded Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester a Silver Star for her role in a battle south of Baghdad in March. This was the first time since World War II a woman had been recognized for exceptional valor in close combat. Another female soldier,

US Marines and Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 conduct a patrol during a training course April 4. Army Sgt. Rachel Deaton, went to Iraq as a mechanic but ended up providing security for convoys and going out on night patrols. Women play incredibly vital roles in the military right now, and extending this role is not

going to have a negative effect on the military. Men have to pass assessments before they are deemed fit for a specific job, and women will have to do that as well. If a woman is physically incapable of serving actively in

combat, she will not be allowed into the job, just like if a man was incapable. Women have already proven their capability, and there is no second-guessing that today. In the past, women were seen as inferior because


no one knew how they would react to combat. After every war, they have proved themselves to be a vital part of the military’s success. To restrict women in the military is to impede the military as a whole.

Students should exercise caution when using debit, credit cards matt robertson cavalier daily university of virginia

As our generation continues to more frequently use credit cards to pay for most of our transactions, it has become increasingly important to protect our financial and identity security. Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) reported March 30 a security breach that could affect 1.5 million credit card users in North America. The criminals who hacked the data system potentially left with “Track 2” information: account numbers and expiration dates. This information was not entirely useful for the hackers, as they did not come away with cardholder names or Social Security numbers. Global Payments is a payment processor company which

serves as an intermediary between retailers and banks, processing transactions for MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE:V). When you swipe your card somewhere, your card number and other sensitive financial information is directed to firms such as Global Payments, which then send it to Visa or MasterCard before those firms finally send the information to the bank which issued the card. Although computer hackers have been and will continue to prey on all financial service companies, these payment processor companies are the most vulnerable aspect of our credit card system. Banks have taken aggressive measures to protect themselves and their clients’ information, but these intermediary companies have remained vulnerable. As a common countermeasure to these breaches, banks, credit card companies and payment processors such as

Global Payments are encouraging credit card users to regularly check their transaction history online for unauthorized payments. This is something that should be done routinely, not just because the media reports a potential security breach to your credit card provider. If you think you may be a victim of theft you should also inform all three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion). Projections show mobile Internet usage will surpass desktop computer Internet usage in the next two years, causing the number of online purchases made with mobile phone applications to jump as well. This unfortunately gives hackers the upper hand: The small screen sizes allow illegitimate sites to trick viewers more easily than they would when viewed on a desktop computer. Even the touch screen feature of all smart phones poses serious risks for users as they

may unknowingly touch a hidden link. Another huge problem is that mobile browsers and their operating systems do not get updated regularly with security fixes in the same way laptop and desktop systems do, leaving mobile phones more vulnerable to malicious online activities. There are several ways to protect yourself from theft. First, you should try making purchases on desktop computers, not your smartphone. The next time you pay for gas, use an ATM, or any stand-alone kiosk. And whenever possible, pay for goods and services with a credit card, not a debit card. Some hackers can set cameras nearby and record you entering the pin number of your debit card. They are also able to record the information on the magnetic strip of your card. This gives hackers access to your financial information, so they can make withdrawals straight from your bank account.

Though hackers have been increasingly successful stealing personal financial information, we may be on the cusp of a new technology which could potentially make credit cards extinct. This new technology is called Near Field Communication, more commonly referred to as NFC. This technology looks to take smartphones to an entirely new level. We currently enjoy using smart phones for emailing, texting, playing with countless apps and uploading Facebook photos. NFC seeks to combine all of these smartphone features and our wallets together. When two NFC-compatible devices are within a few inches of one another, they will wirelessly transfer data. This would mean you can pay your bar tab, rent movies or pay for parking meters and vending machines by simply tapping your smartphone. The proximity of the wireless transfer of data significantly re-

duces the chances of theft. To gain a head start on this new industry, credit card companies are partnering with firms such as Verizon (NYSE: VZ), AT&T (NYSE: T), and others to develop NFC-enabled devices. Currently, smartphones are essential to many individuals’ daily lives. But in the future, smartphones will also contain a person’s life. This technology is expected to replace credit cards, business cards, driver’s licenses, student IDs, fake IDs and even the actual keys to our cars and homes. Until this technology is fully developed, I would recommend following the steps previously mentioned for protecting credit card usage and limiting online payments on mobile phones. With an eye to the future, however, I would encourage investors to research tech companies and phone companies such as Verizon as they expand their research and development into NFC technologies.

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DR. LUD GUTMANN, professor of neurology, will sign copies of and discuss his new book, “Richard Road: Journey from Hate,” in the Barnes & Noble Campus bookstore next to the Mountainlair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The memoir describes his family’s leaving Nazi Germany in 1937, buying a farm in New Jersey and becoming Americans.


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Silva, Schwindel shine against Pitt, Ohio State

Monday April 23, 2012

track and field

By Robert kreis Sports Writer

Sophomore forward Frances Silva continued her spring season offensive assault this weekend when the West Virginia women’s soccer team traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Panthers. “I think (Frances) recognizes the opportunity to step it up and be that (scorer),” said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “I have all the faith in Frances, and I’m excited for her. “I wouldn’t expect anything less from Frances in her role and what she wants to do.” Silva’s goal came in the second of the two Saturday games, against Pitt. Three minutes into the match, Silva stole the ball after a Pitt defender mishandled keeper Sara Keane’s clear. Silva beat the goalkeeper and went on to put the ball in the back of an empty net. The Mountaineers went on to seal a 1-0 win against Pittsburgh, earning their first shutout of the spring season. The match may have been the last time West Virginia plays rival Pittsburgh for some time with the Mountaineers move to the Big 12 Conference. “It’s always good to play and get a win against Pitt because of the tradition and the strong rivalry up the road,” IzzoBrown said. “I think the girls were excited to play well and get that win on the road.”


Sophomore Frances Silva continues to carry the Mountaineers in the spring season. Silva scored West Virginia’s lone goal in 1-0 win over Pitt Saturday. The early match of the day against Ohio State ended with a 1-1 tie. The match was the Mountaineers first against the Buckeyes since losing to them at home, Sept. 1. The Ohio State match was the only loss the Mountaineers suffered at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium during the fall season. “It was a little bit of revenge,” Izzo-Brown said. “(Last season) wasn’t a game where the result was any indication of our opportunities, so that frustrated the girls a little bit. “(Looking) back, they didn’t want to have that same feeling.” Last year’s Big East Conference Rookie of the Year Kate Schwindel scored the lone goal for the Mountaineers in the Ohio State match. Schwindel put West Virginia up 1-0 in the 37th minute on a ball taken

over her head and directed past the Buckeye goalkeeper. Ohio State answered back minutes later, scoring on a goal deflected by a West Virginia defender. The Mountaineers will be losing six seniors at the end of the fall season, and IzzoBrown is happy to see underclassmen like Scwindel, Silva, Keane and defenders Bry McCarthy and Mallory Smith step into leadership roles. “Anytime you lose impact players or a senior class, like we’ve lost, somebody has to step up and carry the torch,” Izzo-Brown said. “I think it’s critical we have players like Frances (Silva), (Sara) Keane, Mallory Smith and Bry (McCarthy).”

Mountaineers continue to make adjustments in scrimmage vs. Dayton by shea ulisney

sports correspondent

The West Virginia University rowing team participated in its first home competition this spring season against Dayton University. The race took place on the Monongahela River in Star City, W.Va. Head coach Jimmy King, who once again made adjustments to the lineup, will continue to make improvements to each event to assure success in future races. “Today’s scrimmage provided us the opportunity to evaluate those changes,” King said. “While we saw progress in some areas, we took some steps back in others.” No official margins and times were recorded for the varsity eight races. Varsity eight and second varsity eight races were run in one flight, and Dayton’s varsity eight clinched both wins. After the crew of Sarah Hansard, Tamyra Roberts, Rebecca Knecht, Brianna Dendler and

coxswain Sarah Cartwright earned a first-place finish in the Third Final last weekend at the Knecht Cup Regatta, the Mountaineers looked for another victory during the varsity four event. “The fours appear to be building upon their performances from last week’s racing,” King said. “The varsity four rowed with the poise and consistency they showed in last week’s final, and the second varsity four looked sharper today.” The Mountaineers were victorious after the varsity four crew won all of its pieces by varying margins. According to King, the second varsity crews started slowly but made positive changes through the course of racing. These changes will continue to make progress in the last few weeks. “Dayton got the better of us in the eights events today, while we held the edge in the fours events,” King said. “Our varsity eight, in particular, was

not moving well. Although we changed the lineup just yesterday, we all expected more of ourselves today. As I told the crew at the conclusion of the scrimmage, we may take a step back before we take a couple of steps forward.” King is confident the crews will make necessary adjustments, and we will indeed gain speed through the remainder of the season. The team will resume its workouts this week and adjust to the recent changes made by King as they prepare for their upcoming race. The Mountaineers will return to the water Saturday. The team will travel to the Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis to race against Iowa University, Notre Dame, Rutgers and Syracuse. The weather forecast for Saturday’s event is predicted to be overcast with a high of 63 degrees and winds from the northeast at 5-10 mph.

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Sophomore Chene Townsend finished fifth overall in the 100-meter dash. Her 11.93 time was a career-best in the event.

WVU performs well in Larry Ellis Invitational by amit batra sports writer

As Big East championships approach quickly, the West Virginia track and field team looked to qualify more athletes at the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational held in Princeton, N.J. A key goal for the Mountaineers was to add more names to the list of qualifiers for the Big East championships. Thus far, a total of 19 athletes have qualified for 13 events at the Big East Outdoor championships, which is scheduled May 4-6 in Tampa, Fla. Junior Jordan Hamric and Aubrey Moskal highlighted the Larry Ellis Invitational on Friday with strong performances in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event. Hamric had a career-best mark at 10:28.71, placing seventh in the process. Her time was 20 seconds better than her previous best set at the Stanford Invitational. With the time, Hamric also set the third-best on the all-time best times list for the event at WVU. Moskal finished 11th in the event. With the time of 10:38.62, she earned a qualifying time for the Big East Outdoor championships. The qualification time for the league is 11:10.24. With Moskal’s time, she ranked fifth all-

time in the event at WVU. She was not able to finish the event last week at the Jesse Owens Classic. “We had a very good first day,” said WVU head coach Sean Cleary. “Our steeplechasers were fantastic. Hamric continues to improve. Running under 10:30 has been a big goal for her. For Aubrey (Moskal) to run a time like this in her first attempt is remarkable. They have both found their events.” Sarah Martinelli also participated Friday in the 1,500-meter run. She finished first in her section and 29th overall with a 4:33.43 mark, which is a second-best time for her. Hallie Portner earned a Big East Outdoor championships qualifying time in the 5,000-meter run with her 17:29 time. Previously, she qualified for the 1,500-meter run at the Jesse Owens Classic. She will now be participating in two events. On Saturday, the Mountaineers competed in the shot put event, 4x400 relay and the 4x100 relay. Sophomore Chene Townsend led Saturday’s action with a career-best time in the 100-meter dash, having a league-qualifying time of 11.93 seconds. She finished first in her section and fifth overall.

Townsend also finished second in the 100-meter hurdles. Teammate Chelsea Carrier-Eades finished first with 13.66 seconds, ranking as the fifth-best in WVU all-time history for the event. She also placed first in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.53 seconds and fourth in the 400-meter hurdles. Carrier-Eades had a season-best 58.93-second mark. “Chene had a great day, and we know her times will only get better,” Cleary said. “As a team, we were very strong this weekend. It’s clear that we have been working hard. We’re not all the way there, but our biggest meet begins in two weeks, and we will do what is required to be ready.” Senior Meghan Mock finished first in the long jump with her season-best mark of 6.01 meters, surpassing her previous best of 5.91 meters. Jessica O’Connell also placed first in the 3,000-meter run with her 9:34.12 mark. Stephanie Caruso came in fifth. It was Caruso’s first outdoor 3,000-meter event. The Mountaineers return next weekend to compete in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., as well as the Ashland Alumni Invitational in Ashland, Ohio.


Flyers beat Penguins, 5-1 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux had his coach call him the best player in the world. Giroux needed one shift to prove that claim is more than hometown hype. He flattened Sidney Crosby only 5 seconds into the game, buried his sixth goal of the series past Marc-Andre Fleury 27 seconds later, and led a Philadelphia Flyers charge into the second round. Giroux wrapped up a dominant series with a goal and two assists, Ilya Bryzgalov had his first outstanding effort in net and the Flyers beat the 108-point Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Sunday to win their Eastern Conference openinground series in six games.

“G is a very special player,” Bryzgalov said. “There’s not very many players like that in the world.” Giroux strapped the Flyers to his 24-year-old back and gave the Flyers an opening shift to remember. In a series where no lead was safe, the Flyers scored the first three goals and made it stand behind stout defense and stellar play out of Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov allowed 20 goals in the first five games. He settled down in Game 6 and gave up only Evgeni Malkin’s goal in the second period. The Flyers had stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series before Pittsburgh won two straight. A day before Game 6,

Flyers forward Scott Hartnell called out his defense and Bryzgalov and said it was their turn to win a game. The Flyers delivered with 40 blocked shots. “Guys were sacrificing their bodies to block shots and were paying the price taking hits to make plays,” Hartnell said. “It was awesome to see.” Bryzgalov was at last the shutdown goalie the Flyers expected when they gave him $51 million to steady one of Philadelphia’s weak links. He outplayed Fleury and helped the Flyers advance to the conference semifinals for the third straight season. Fleury had seemingly pulled it together after some awful efforts in Games 2 and 3. He steadied the Penguins in a Game 5 victory and had the Penguins feeling confident about sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 7. So much for that. “We needed to play perfect hockey to stay in this series, to win this series, and we didn’t get the kind of start we needed today,” Crosby said. “We felt like we could get it back to Pittsburgh, and now we have some time to think about why we didn’t.” Crosby had no time to think on the first shift. Moments after Giroux leveled him, the Flyers winger took the loose puck and fired from the circle for a 1-0 lead. He gestured toward the crowd and slammed the glass in celebration, firing up 20,000 fans that hadn’t had much to cheer about the last two games. “I wasn’t planning to hit Crosby,” Giroux said. “Just sometimes when you have a chance to hit another player, you’ve got to go out there and do it.”


Monday April 23, 2012




WVU takes series against Pitt, 2-1 WVU defense wants to prove more after impressive Spring Game

By Ben Gaughan

Associate Sports Editor

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Freshman center fielder Bobby Boyd hit his second home run of the season in game two of the doubleheader against Pitt Sunday.

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The West Virginia baseball team won two out of three games against rival Pittsburgh in the final Big East Backyard Brawl during the weekend at Hawley Field. The series win brings the Mountaineers to 17-24 on the year and moves them ahead of the Panthers in the Big East standings and into 10th place. “Now we have the tiebreaker against them in the standings, and we’re a game ahead of them in the standings,” said West Virginia head coach Greg Van Zant. “It’s always good to win a conference series, no matter who you play, and Pitt’s beaten us the last two years, so it was good to get a win this year.” The teams kicked off the weekend series with a Friday evening game and wrapped up the three-game split with a doubleheader Sunday, after Saturday’s contest was pushed back by weather. The Mountaineers, fresh off of a season-high 17 run outburst against Akron, were able to build off that offensive momentum in the first game of the Pittsburgh series, which drew 1,061 fans to Hawley Field, the third most in the field’s history. Freshman second baseman Billy Fleming led all West Virginia hitters in the series opener with three hits. He also scored twice and drove in a runner. First baseman Ryan McBroom had two hits of his own, including a long two-run home run, his sixth of the year. Sophomore Corey Walter took full advantage of the available run support, scattering 10 hits for only two earned runs in his winning performance. Walter (4-3) pitched 7.1 innings, striking out three and walking two in the 8-4 West Virginia win. “He did a great job last weekend and a great job to-


Continued from page 8 5. Shawne Alston After coming on strong at the end of the season, Alston made his presence known early and often throughout spring practice. He looked like the best running back on WVU’s roster by far during the Mountaineers’ 15 practices this spring and constantly was receiving praise from the coaching staff for his improvement and difficulty to tackle. Alston could combine with sophomore Dustin Garrison to make a running game that could be the perfect complement to WVU’s potent passing attack. 4. Karl Joseph


Continued from page 8 game with five sacks and four forced turnovers. Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson felt the offense’s fast start ended up creating a false sense of confidence that took a little while to recover from. “We were hitting some big chunks, and so we just started getting lined up quick. Those first two drives were pretty good,” he said. “Inevitably, it happens a lot when you have success early. I think kids think this is easy, and it’s hard to get back going again, so I think that’s what happened.”

night,” Van Zant said of Walter. “He worked out of some jams early in the game. A couple of times they had some runners on base early in the inning, and he was able to work his way out of it.” Saturday afternoon’s game, which was originally scheduled for 2 p.m., was first shifted to 5 p.m. because of steady rain before being rescheduled completely to be played as part of a doubleheader Sunday. And, although the rain stayed away Sunday, the cold, wet conditions persisted and certainly seemed to affect players from both sides throughout the doubleheader. Both teams plated two runs apiece in the third inning, but Pittsburgh grabbed the lead for good in the top half of the fourth when they scored eight times on seven hits, also taking advantage of two walks and two West Virginia fielding errors in the inning. The Panthers were able to chase starter Marshall Thompson after just 3.1 innings after he allowed eight runs, seven earned, in the losing appearance for West Virginia. Thompson (3-6) had cruised through the first two innings before being derailed in the third and fourth. The Pittsburgh hitters weren’t done yet, either. They continued their offensive onslaught off reliever Pen Nakazato, who replaced Thompson, pushing across four more in the fifth inning on a grand slam from cleanup hitter Rick Deveraux. Nakazato allowed four runs, two earned, on three hits in just .2 innings. Deveraux’s slam also completed the game’s scoring, with Pittsburgh eventually winning 14-5 in the scheduled 7-inning game. After the rout in Game 1 of the doubleheader, it appeared as if Pittsburgh might have grabbed the series momentum from West Virginia. But

the Mountaineers answered right back in Game 2, with Stuart Jeck taking advantage of an early throwing error by Panther second baseman Derik Wilson. Jeck’s two-run single in the second inning was part of a two-for-three day at the plate for the junior. Pittsburgh trimmed the lead to just one in the next inning, but West Virginia put three more on the board in the fifth, including a two-run homerun from true freshman center fielder Bobby Boyd, his second of the year. “It was a fastball,” Boyd said of his home run hit. “My eyes lit up; I needed that.” Boyd was two-for-four in the critical rubber game, scoring once and driving in four. Dan Dierdorff got the start for West Virginia and threw a season high in pitches while taking a lead into the eighth inning, but he was relieved by Josh Harlow after walking a batter and allowing a home run to let Pittsburgh back into the game. Dierdorff (5-4) allowed four earned runs on seven hits over seven strong innings. He also struck out three but walked six. Harlow gave up a run of his own in the top half of the eighth to make it 7-5, but settled in and pitched a scoreless ninth to shut down the Panthers and record his second save of the season. The West Virginia win marks the end of an era within the Backyard Brawl, as it was the last conference meeting between the two teams in any sport, though it’s possible the two teams may continue to play as non-conference opponents in the future. The Mountaineers will take the field next at Coppin State Tuesday at 1 p.m. for a onegame series before traveling to Seton Hall for a three-game set.

One of two early entries who really made a good impression this spring, Joseph is currently listed behind Darwin Cook on the depth chart at strong safety and showed this spring that he’s able to make plays. He made an impact early on in the Spring Game Saturday when he and sophomore linebacker Shaq Petteway teamed up to lay a big hit on running back Andrew Buie. Joseph made four tackles Saturday.

Keith Patterson has praised his consistency during practice and said Bruce has taken advantage of every chance he’s had to step up and make plays. That’s exactly what the redshirt freshman did in the GoldBlue Game when he led the Mountaineers with eight tackles.

3. Isaiah Bruce Bruce has flown a bit under the radar during the spring. He started as the third-string Will linebacker this season but has been able to move up to the second-team behind junior Doug Rigg. Co-defensive coordinator

2. Josh Francis For two years now, Francis has been talked about for his athleticism and ability to make plays. Last season, he was held back a bit by his inability to pick up the complex 3-3-5 defense. This season, with the switch to a 3-4 scheme, Francis has flourished and should be able to make a big impact at the buck position. His new role in the defense should play up to his strengths as a pass rusher.

West Virginia’s defense only allowed four touchdowns in Saturday’s Spring Game, which is not a lot considering last year the offense scored more than 80 points. The Mountaineer defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions on both starting quarterback Geno Smith and backup Paul Millard. They also got five sacks (although they weren’t allowed to touch the quarterbacks). “You got to have guys break on the ball and make a play on the ball in the air, which was good to see,” said West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen. Junior college transfer, senior safety Matt Moro, made a break on the ball for the team’s first interception in the first quarter, while redshirt junior defensive lineman Will Clarke got the second interception when he jumped into the air on the line of scrimmage and grabbed the ball out of the air for the pick. Junior corner Brodrick Jenkins got the last interception and almost took it back for a touchdown before getting brought down. Overall, the defense was satisfied with its effort against such a talented offense, considering it is still installing a new defensive scheme. “I think our kids did a great job from day one to day 15,” said co-defensive coordinator Joe DeForest. “They bought into the system, bought into the coaching staff, and I’m very comfortable after (Saturday) in what we did. They played hard, played fast, and that’s something that’s good to see as a coaching staff, that they finally understand it. Going into fall camp now, we can build on what we just did.” Holgorsen had been saying the defense was coming along during the last few practices, and it showed during the game. The confidence in the scheme and ability of each player to do their job was evident. The defense’s familiarity with the scheme and working on getting better everyday in practice really helped them against the offense. The coaches and players have started to mesh well together, as far as knowing their assignments, getting in the right spots and putting the right people in the right positions and the most crucial times. That is something the team can build on throughout the summer, because it knows there is still much work to be done in the offseason. “I think we proved we can be physical and us getting to the ball is our main focal point,” 1. Jordan Thompson Thompson came into this spring wanting to prove he was under-recruited coming out of high school, and show why it was a good move for WVU to take a chance on him. And the small, speedy playmaker was able to do just that this spring. He led the Mountaineer receivers with eight catches in the spring game. Thompson looks like a lock to be somebody who can surprise a lot of people and make big contributions as a freshman. He should only get better too, as Thompson will get to spend this year learning from one of the best playmakers in the game in Tavon Austin.

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Redshirt junior cornerback Brodrick Jenkins gets set on defense during the Spring Game Saturday. Jenkins had one of three interceptions in the game. said redshirt junior cornerback Brodrick Jenkins. With the loss of four key starters on defense, the Mountaineers still played exceptionally well. But, the coaches know once they get those players back in the fall, they can be even more dangerous. “Anytime you lose four starters and you don’t have them during spring, they’re going to be behind the learning curve a little bit,” DeForest said. “They did a good job listening in meetings, but it’s still going out there and doing it. To get Garvin back and Snow back and Pat Miller – those guys give you that much more experience. I think when we add those guys into the mix, we’ll be a lot better than what we showed (Saturday).” The leadership of those veteran guys will help, too, but for now, other players are stepping up for the benefit of the team as it lacks a strong vocal leader in the locker room at times. Redshirt senior defensive end J.B. Lageman has emerged as one of those leaders, while freshman cornerback Karl Joseph has shown the coaches he’s going to be able to contribute right away on the outside of the defense. “We’ve come a long way, but we have a long way to go,”

said defensive line coach Erik Slaughter. “There’s really nothing that we’ve done that we can’t get better at. We have to get better, starting with playing with relentless effort, play-in and play-out. There were times we did tonight, and there was certain situations where we could have played harder; as a result we didn’t play good defense. Everything we do, we got to do better.” The Mountaineers really only have installed a third of what they’re going to be running in the fall. The reason is many of the recruits don’t get into town until fall camp. So, the depth of the defense is not all there yet, especially with the injuries to the starters. By the time those players get to work with the team, most of the defense will be intact. “I like playing a lot of guys,” Slaughter said. “We’ll see what the freshmen bring in here. We have what we have right now, and those guys are going to play hard and battle like they did (Saturday). They played a lot of snaps and did well. We’ll throw the freshmen in the mix, see where they’re at, and if they can help us then we’ll put them in there, too. Until we have a lot of depth, I’ll never be comfortable with our depth.”

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10 players to watch in 2012 michael Carvelli sports editor

Heading into Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game, most people had a good idea of what to expect from guys like Geno Smith, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin. But every spring it seems there are always a handful of players who emerge to surprise fans and the coaching staff before going on to having a solid season in the fall. With spring practice finished, it’s apparent this year will be no different. So, here’s my list of the 10 players to watch for in West Virginia’s first season in the Big 12 Conference.

Senior safety Matt Moro, right, tackles senior running back Shawne Alston during Saturday’s Gold-Blue Spring Game.

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Defense, freshmen shine in Blue team’s 43-34 win in Gold-Blue Game by Cody Schuler Sports writer

On a gloomy and wet Saturday evening, West Virginia held its first spring game as a member of the Big 12 Conference. While it wasn’t filled with the offensive fireworks of last season’s GoldBlue Spring Game, there were still some exciting moments in the Blue team’s 43-34 victory. The scoring setup for the game was typical with Gold-Blue Games of the past; the offense recorded points the same way as always, while the defense scored 3 points for each drive stop, fumble recovery and interception as well as 5 points for limiting the offense to a three-and-out. While many fans have the Orange Bowl victory fresh in their minds, Holgorsen reminded

everyone this team is still only about a third of the way to being ready for the start of the regular season. “We’re about 33 percent into where we’re going to be before we have to play the first game,” he said. “We’ll add about 30 teammates at various times in the summer, and they’re all important. Our depth is not very good right now, but that will change when we get a whole bunch more kids on your team.” While more freshmen will be added to the team before the start of fall camp, some of those who enrolled early have already begun to make an impact. True freshman wide receiver Jordan Thompson led all players in receptions and receiving yards; the Katy, Texas, native recorded eight catches for 66 yards

and a score. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Dante Campbell also found his way into the end zone, and he finished the game with four catches and 45 yards. In Holgorsen’s opinion, watching the freshman develop in the spring game is one of the primary benefits of the contest. “It’s a lot (about) the younger kids (and) watching those guys develop,” he said. “Dante Campbell made some plays today; K.J. Myers has made a few plays. All those young guys, they just have to keep coming. They made a play here and there, but whether we can really rely on them to do it in a game or not, time will tell.” Redshirt junior wide receiver Stedman Bailey scored the first touchdown of the game on a

two-yard pass from senior quarterback Geno Smith. All in all, the Gold team found the end zone four times. Senior Shawne Alston led the Mountaineers’ running attack, compiling 52 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. While many fans came out to watch the offense pick up from where it left off last season, they were perhaps more pleased with the play of the defense. Though the offense made a few electrifying plays, such as redshirt sophomore wide receiver Terrence Gourdine’s 82yard reception late in the fourth quarter, the defense did a solid job of limiting mistakes and forcing turnovers. The defense finished the

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10. Will Clarke While he’s not necessarily an unknown for this West Virginia football team, Clarke makes this list because he will have a much different role than he did when he started 11 games in 2011. With Julian Miller and Bruce Irvin gone, Clarke is going to have to take over this season as the experienced leader of the Mountaineer defensive line. 9. Avery Williams When senior Pat Miller went down for the last couple of weeks of spring practice with a broken bone in his foot, he left the Mountaineers with just three scholarship players remaining at cornerback. That meant more reps for some of the players who wouldn’t get to work with the first-team as much. One of the main beneficiaries of that was Williams. The sophomore got to start with the first-team defense in the Spring Game and made six tackles. He also forced a fumble after laying a big hit on freshman inside receiver Jordan Thompson.

8. Tyler Anderson The winner of this year’s Nickolich Award – given to the most outstanding walk-on – rapidly moved his way up the depth chart this spring. Anderson began the spring as the third-string buck linebacker, but when an updated depth chart came out midway through spring practice, he had shot up to first-team defensive end. It will be interesting to see where Anderson fits in with what the WVU defense wants to do this year. He should be able to provide the Mountaineers with a lot of versatility in his ability to play both on the defensive line and at linebacker. 7. Josh Jenkins Jenkins was expected to be a major contributor to West Virginia’s offensive line last season but suffered a season-ending injury in last year’s Spring Game. This year, he’s back and will be a key part to a WVU line that will have five starters who have started at least one game leading up to this season, and four who have started at least 12. If Jenkins can remain healthy, he can help lead what could be a very talented group this season. 6. Jared Barber Coming into last season, Barber wasn’t expected to do much for the Mountaineers other than making small contributions on special teams. His play on special teams earned him more time on the field at linebacker, and by the end of the year, he started and made six tackles in the Orange Bowl. Barber picked up where he left off when spring began and is looking like he could be one of the defense’s leaders, though he is just a sophomore, at middle linebacker.

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The Avett Brothers deliver heartfelt performance, showcases recent album alongside older singles Emily Meadows A&E Writer

The Avett Brothers gave an outstanding and heartfelt performance to an enthusiastic audience at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center Friday night. Playing a nearly two-hour set, the band kept the soldout crowd on its feet as they played an eclectic mix of folkrock tracks. Brothers Seth and Scott Avett, alongside cellist Joe Kwan and tour drummer Jacob Edwards, did an exceptional job of incorporating both new and old material, from their most recent 2009 release “I and Love and You” to “Mignonette” and even back to their 2003 album, “Carolina Jubilee.” With no opening act, the

band came out with a charming introduction and utilized a variety of instruments throughout the show including banjos, acoustic guitars, cello, strings, piano and drums. The brothers covered older tracks such as “Shame” and “When I Drink” early on, but they intertwined the newer “Laundry Room,” “January Wedding” and “And It Spread” later in the performance. Seth and Scott each took the stage during the show to play their respective solo acoustic tracks, performing beautiful renditions of “In the Curve” and “Murder in the City.” The band members remained energetic throughout the course of the show and encouraged audience participation with everything from singa-longs to hand claps during “Kick Drum Heart.” The band used colorful and changing backdrops from their newest and older tours

to compliment the foggy stage that upheld warm and bright lighting. After closing its set with the highly popular album-titled song “I and Love and You,” the band returned to the stage upon receiving a roaring standing ovation and played a three-song encore to officially close the show. The North Carolina-based band returned to Morgantown without the aid of stand-up bassist Bob Crawford, who is taking a hiatus from the band due to personal family matters at home. The band is expected to release a new album sometime this year and will continue its North American tour. For Morgantown fans who were unable to attend the show, tickets are still available for their show at Stage AE in Pittsburgh May 20.


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The Pilates Studio of Morgantown is located in About Town Place. It offers a range of classes from traditional Pilates to Zumba.

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The Pilates Studio of Morgantown has four reformer machines upstairs. They will be installing a ballet barre downstairs to offer dance-based fitness classes.

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Morgantown residents now have another place to go in their quest for fitness and health. The Pilates Studio of Morgantown has moved into a larger studio in About Town Place, located near Mountainview Elementary School. The studio is owned by West Virginia University alumna Kendra Reynolds. After Reynolds graduated from WVU with a degree in exercise physiology, she started Pilates as a client in 2007 at The Balanced Body Studio in

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. She quickly picked up the Pilates technique and eventually opened The Pilates Studio of Morgantown in the basement of her home. Joseph Pilates, creator of the workout, centered Pilates around six basic principles: breathing, centering, concentration, precision, flow of movement and control. “There’s a really deep practice and understanding to doing Pilates and making it work for you the way that its supposed to,” Reynolds said. Pilates classes are designed to increase overall strength, increase core strength, im-


Kendra Reynolds, owner of The Pilates Studio of Morgantown, demonstrates movements on The Pilates Reformer with client Parker Hall. prove flexibility and postural alignment and improve balance. The Pilates Studio of Morgantown offers classes for people of all ages and all ranges of fitness. Reynolds said she has clients who range from high school students to the elderly. In addition to classes, the studio offers Lucy, a line of athletic wear comparable to Lululemon. The studio is also an exclusive retailer of Toesox – footwear that offers the gripping ability of shoes without the weight. Toesox increase dexterity and strength of the muscles and ligaments of the

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Jason Mraz’s “Love is a Four Letter Word” was released April 13 through Atlantic Records.

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Described by the singer as “personal, melodic and mellow,” Jason Mraz more fittingly could have described his new album “Love is a Four Letter Word” as boring, bland and uninspiring. “Love is a Four Letter Word” is his first album in four years, following the massive success of 2008’s “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” Most of the songs on the new album focus on love, with Mraz’s trademark cha-

risma and acoustic styling. This album does not have a breakout hit like 2008’s “I’m Yours.” Instead, it has a collection of 12 unremarkable songs that blend together. “The Freedom Song” opens the album with a reggae sound and gospel backing, but the styles are poorly incorporated, and the track face-plants. Mraz continues with the reggae-inspired style on “Everything is Sound.” The track is a chipper love song with lyrics that are almost laughable. “Let’s sing to be happy, to feel things, to communicate, and be heard,” Mraz sings.

A mid-album track, “Frank D. Fixer” takes this cheesy theme to a different level. The song sounds like it was written for the background of a montage on a children’s show and is more suited for “Bob the Builder” than a major-label release. Mraz does get angry on “5/6.” That is, the singer is as angry as he can be, which is about as angry as a box of puppies eating ice cream. “In Your Hands” has the potential to be a nice change of pace from the bubbly love songs that make up Mraz’s catalog, but the quiet song has every cliché regarding heartbreak you could think of. The re-

sult is another uninspiring offer from the strings of Mraz’s acoustic guitar. The one bright spot on the album is the honest, emotional first single “I Won’t Give Up.” Mraz sings powerfully, “I won’t give up on us/ Even if the skies get rough/ I’m giving you all my love/ I’m still looking up.” That said, “Love is a Four Letter Word” definitely disappoints. For fans of Mraz, put “I’m Yours” on repeat and pass up this album.

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Movie Scores: How the critics rated new movies LOS ANGELES (AP) – Zac Efron isn’t finding much luck with the critics as his latest film, “The Lucky One,” opens to pretty poor reviews. In the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks romance novel, Efron stars as U.S. Marine sergeant who tracks down a beautiful blonde (Taylor Schilling) whose photograph he believes saved his life in Iraq. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire didn’t hate it, though, giving the film two and a half stars out of four. “In the hands

of `Shine’ director Scott Hicks, it does what it needs to do to please its target audience with a certain tasteful artfulness and the comforting familiarity of a 1950s melodrama,” she wrote. Also opening nationwide is the ensemble comedy “Think Like a Man,” starring Michael Ealy, Taraji P. Henson, Meagan Good and Kevin Hart as singles caught in the battle of the sexes. Lemire also gave this one two and a half stars, saying: “What is essentially a

shameless and overlong infomercial for Steve Harvey’s dating advice book becomes more tolerable and even enjoyable at times with the help of an attractive, likable cast.” Here’s a look at how these movies and others fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film: zz “Marley”: Metacritic, 82; Movie Review Intelligence, 83; Rotten Tomatoes, 94. Average: 86.3.

zz “Chimpanzee”: Metacritic, 58; Movie Review Intelligence, 62.4; Rotten Tomatoes, 75. Average: 65.1. zz “Think Like a Man”: Metacritic, 53; Movie Review Intelligence, 59.4; Rotten Tomatoes, 52. Average: 54.8. zz “The Lucky One”: Metacritic, 38; Movie Review Intelligence, 43.2; Rotten Tomatoes, 22. Average: 34.4. zz “Darling Companion”: Metacritic, 38; Movie Review Intelligence, 36.4; Rotten Tomatoes, 18. Average: 30.8.

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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 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. 3BR. + ADD. ROOM, 2 FULL BATH. W/D. Minute walk to town. $900/MONTH. call 304-983-2529. AVAILABLE 5/15. Walk to town. 3 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Full basement. $950/month + utilities. Call 304-826-0322 AVAILABLE 6/1. 2 story house. Full basement. 2 BR. 1 BA. W/D. Big yard. $750/month + utilities. Call 304-826-0322. AVAILABLE 6/1. Walk to town. 4 BR. 2 story. 1 BA. W/D. Basement. Yard. $1100/month+utilities. Call 304-826-0322.


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WANTED TO SUBLET SHORT TERM SUBLEASE AT GREAT RATE. Shared living space with one male. Furnished with laundry facilities and off street parking. Utilities included. Available immediately through July 27. Call 412-554-0105.

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.

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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 : 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. 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. SALES ASSOCIATE NEEDED. Full and part time. Need to be available for summer and fall. Apply at The Shoe Story, Suburban Lanes Plaza.


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The April 23 edition of The Daily Athenaeum, West Virginia University's official student newspaper.