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Friday April 26, 2013
Volume 125, Issue 142
Alterra CEO talks careers, success By Summer Ratcliff Staff writer
The West Virginia University College of Business & Economics continued its Distinguished Speaker Series Thursday. W. Marston Becker, WVU alumnus and president and CEO of Alterra Capital Holdings, spoke to students about the art of finding success in the business world. Becker said much of his
success in the business world can be traced back to his time at WVU. “West Virginia University holds a very special place in my heart. It really taught me a lot of what I have continued to use in my career and in my life,” he said. Becker said finding success comes when a person is in a place they want to be and can continue to learn. “The key to success is,first of all, finding a place and an
environment that you want to work in. It’s very hard to be successful if you are working in a place you don’t want to be,” he said. “Secondly, showing up and being there on time and volunteering for tasks will make you stand out. Finally, continue in education; the day you graduate is the day you really start learning.” Raven Gaston, a freshman mathematics student, said she thoroughly enjoyed
Becker’s lecture and hopes she can use his advice become successful in her future endeavors. “It was really neat to hear him speak since he’s from WVU. I am planning to switch to accounting, so it was inspiring to hear his advice. I like how he never had a concrete plan, only an ultimate goal,” Gaston said. Gaston said she was inspired by Becker to never fear rejection.
“I also really liked how he emphasized liking what you do and being in a positive environment – it’s a huge part to success,” she said. “He also made a great point to not fear rejection, after all the worst that can happen is you get a no answer when you wanted a yes.” Connor Hayden, junior political science student, said it was helpful for him to see how Becker transitioned from one career into
ZERO YEAR REUNION
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WVU Alumni Association hosts senior send off for class of 2013 Jacob bojesson correspondent
The West Virginia University class of 2013 received one last retreat for their dedication during the past four years before they are sent into the real world. The Senior Send-off: A Zero-Year Reunion is an annual event hosted by the WVU Alumni Association and the WVU Division of Student Affairs at The Erickson Alumni Center. The retreat is meant to mark an end to the WVU experience and introduce seniors to the Alumni Association. “It’s part of our senior year experience,” said Ken Gray, vice president of Student Affairs. “We’re celebrating the fact students have completed their senior year – that they have completed college and are about to graduate – but we are also letting them experience their first alumni event.” During the course of four
years, the class rarely gets together. “We don’t get this class together but one time, and that’s when they come as freshmen,” Gray said. “Not everyone will come to an event like this, but as many of them as we can get here, we think it’s significant.” The seniors enjoyed drinks and a buffet, as well as a chance to win season tickets to University sporting events. However, their most memorable gift was a lifetime membership with the Alumni Association. With graduation less than a month away, many of the students are leaving WVU with mixed emotions. The seniors were shown a world map and were asked to point where their futures will lead them. Another purpose of the retreat is to prepare the seniors for the future, and Alumni shared their best advice. “We’re trying to pick up
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Center for Women’s & Gender Studies held its third semi-annual fair yesterday to showcase its students and educate the public. Students, faculty and members of the community were invited to walk through the first floor of the Mountainlair to interact and learn about topics including women in the media, gender and work, violence against women, gender and politics and more. “We hold this fair to showcase the student research projects within women and gender studies and to educate the campus and community about Women and Gender Studies, as well as feminism,” said Brian Jara, senior lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies. “There are still a lot of interpretations and stereotypes about what a feminist is and what we study in this department, so it’s really meant to educate.” Participants in the fair were able to learn how women and gender studies relate daily life. “I think the best argu-
Thursday, West Virginia University and PC Renewal offered Morgantown residents a unique chance to recycle their electronics for free. “Those that come out and drop off their material are so excited,” said Stephanie Toothman, operation coordinator at WVU Facilities Management. “They’ve
been spring cleaning and finding things in their house that they’ve just been dying to get rid of.” The e-cycling day has become an annual event in correspondence with Earth Week. “We’ve been doing this free electronic recycling day on campus for quite a few years now,” Toothman said. “It’s very important to have these electronic recycling events to offer the community so they can take part in
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ment our field can make is that feminism is still relevant in 2013 and that feminism and studying gender in this way is relevant to everyone’s life,” he said. “There is still somewhat of an uphill battle, because there are still those stereotypes. “But whether you are in high school, at the University, in town or about to retire, there is at least one topic somewhere at the fair where you can see how relevant it is to your own life or family.” Beside showcasing projects in a unique way, the fair encouraged new discussions and new ways to think about constructs and norms. “I think it is important that we as students – and really as citizens – constantly broaden our horizons and challenge our own beliefs,” said Brianna Lovell, intern for the WGST department. “We internalize so many ‘norms’ that we never stop or think to question. “The world is such a big mix of differences, and I think it’s important to encourage people to look beyond themselves.”
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Alpha Phi Omega to hold walk for autism By Evelyn Merithew Staff Writer
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Students serve themselves food and beverages offered at the Senior Send-off: Zero Year reunion.
E-cycling event aims to eliminate e-waste by jacob bojesson
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Fair explores gender issues, roles in society By Shelby Toompas
Seniors enjoy live music and food at the Senior Send-off: Zero Year Reunion at The Erickson Alumni Center.
another. “I’m a political science student hoping to one day go to law school, but I’m not positive what I want to do after that,” Hayden said. “So for me, it’s important to see a man who went in thinking he would be one thing and do one thing for life and ended up moving to something where he was happier and became successful.”
making sure that electronics are recycled properly.” PC Renewal is a Morgantown based business that handles electronic recycling for WVU and local businesses. “We don’t want it going into a landfill. We’re looking out for the future,” said Carl Crosco, owner of PC Renewal. “We want to keep the country that we’re proud of clean.” E-waste being dumped into the environment has
become an issue. By dumping electronics into landfills, hazardous chemicals such as lead and cadmium get released into the air, causing lung cancer and potentially death for some workers. Senate Bill 398 was passed in West Virginia in 2010, banning most electronics from landfills. “There’s a lot of hazardous stuff that goes
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ON THE INSIDE The West Virginia baseball team will return to Big 12 Conference play this weekend when it takes on Kansas. SPORTS PAGE 10
A group of West Virginia University students will walk to unlock autism this weekend. Saturday Alpha Phi Omega will host its first Autism Awareness Walk in honor of Autism Awareness Month. “We will walk for 88 minutes to represent the one in 88 people affected by autism,” said Samantha Haines, co-chair for the walk and member of Alpha Phi Omega. Autism is a neural development disorder that impairs one’s social interactions and communications and causes repetitive and restricted behavior. The idea for the autism walk originated from the annual autism run that Alpha Phi Omega has hosted for 43 years. All proceeds
will go to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. “We had always done the autism run in sync with the backyard brawl with Pitt, but I wondered, ‘Why don’t we just do something else since it’s Autism Awareness Month?’”said Kayla Lafferty, president of Alpha Phi Omega. “The disorder hits home with me.” Lafferty’s 15-year-old sister was diagnosed with autism and as soon as she had a contact with the Autism Society of Pittsburgh, she wanted to organize the walk. “After we found out that my sister has autism, my whole family became involved. It’s been a struggle, but it became something I feel very passionate and strongly about,” Lafferty said. Alpha Phi Omega has designed T-shirts for the
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TAVON AWESOME Former West Virginia University wide receiver Tavon Austin will begin his NFL career with the St. Louis Rams. SPORTS PAGE 7
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Friday April 26, 2013
Coordinated strategy propelled gay marriage in RI PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Phone banks, an army of volunteers and alliances with organized labor, business leaders and religious clergy propelled gay marriage to victory in Rhode Island this week, a savvy and coordinated strategy that relied on growing public support and old-fashioned bare-knuckle politics. Gay marriage legislation had failed every year in Rhode Island since 1997, leaving the heavily Catholic state the lone holdout in New England as the five other states changed their marriage laws. That’s soon set to change. The state Senate voted Wednesday to allow gay marriage, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee plans to sign the bill into law following a final, procedural vote in the House next week. The successful campaign could serve as a model for similar efforts in other states and reflects the increasingly sophisticated political strategy driving what just two decades ago was dismissed as a fringe issue with little public sup-
port, advocates and lawmakers alike say. “This was a victory won by many people, because that’s what it takes,” House Speaker Gordon Fox, a Providence Democrat who is gay and led House efforts to pass gay marriage, said Thursday. “You bring everyone together, and you’re stronger for it. It’s a recipe that could definitely be replicated in other states.” Opponents, however, say their defeat in Rhode Island was less about dogged political strategy than it was the national conversation on gay marriage. “It’s a campaign that’s been promoted by Hollywood, by the news media, by educational institutions,” said Scott Spear, a spokesman for the National Organization for Marriage’s Rhode Island chapter. “I think the local group was just on that wave. They didn’t create it, they just rode it.” Rhode Island will be the 10th state to allow gay marriage when the legislation takes effect Aug. 1. Support-
ers in Delaware and Illinois are also hoping to follow this year. Efforts are also underway in other states, including New Jersey, Oregon and Minnesota. Polls show support has surged since 1996, when Gallup found that 27 percent of Americans backed same-sex marriage. Now Gallup finds that 53 percent support giving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. The momentum is clear in Rhode Island. Two years ago, gay marriage legislation didn’t even get a vote in the General Assembly. This year, it passed the House 51-19 and the Senate 26-12. “We are close to the end of a journey that began in 1997,” said Ray Sullivan, campaign director for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, which led the push for the legislation. “When we began this campaign in January, many thought we’d never succeed in the Senate.” The strategy that ultimately proved successful
began two years ago after the previous significant effort to pass gay marriage fell apart. House Speaker Gordon Fox, who is gay, abandoned his push for gay marriage after it became obvious the legislation wouldn’t pass the Senate, where Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed was a formidable opponent. It was a bitter defeat, and advocates vowed to focus on electing candidates who supported gay marriage in the 2012 elections. Rather than court oneissue candidates, marriage advocates formed ties with the AFL-CIO, environmental activists and other progressive groups. By teaming up, the coalition was able to pool their support for candidates with wider voter appeal – and who also happened to support gay marriage. The strategy worked, and in November several new gay marriage supporters were elected to the House and, more significantly, the state Senate. Encouraged by those gains, Fox vowed to hold a
House vote on gay marriage in the first month of this year’s legislative session. The bill’s easy passage so early in the session allowed supporters to focus their attention on the Senate. Though she opposes gay marriage, and ultimately voted against it, Paiva Weed gave supporters a break when she announced that she would allow the issue to proceed through the Senate without her interference. Supporters had worried that despite election gains, their efforts might be stymied if Paiva Weed bottled up the bill in committee or refused to allow a vote. Meanwhile, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage rallied support from labor leaders, religious leaders and top officials like Chafee, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Treasurer Gina Raimondo. Each week, the group rolled out new endorsements from business leaders and local mayors. Hundreds of volunteers manned phone banks and wrote emails and letters to
put pressure on undecided lawmakers in the Senate. Some lawmakers reported receiving hundreds of emails and phone calls. So many people signed on to help that Rhode Islanders United for Marriage had to relocate to bigger offices. Sullivan said his group made more than 12,000 phone calls, knocked on 25,000 doors and mailed nearly 2,000 letters to lawmakers. Some of the efforts weren’t well-received. Sen. Harold Metts, a Providence Democrat who voted no, said he was called a bigot by some gay marriage supporters. “This is America, and we are entitled to our opinions and our religious liberty afforded to us in the Constitution,” he said. “It’s ironic that those who sought tolerance and acceptance are so intolerant of others’ religious views.” Several senators who had been undecided said they voted yes after hearing the personal stories of gay and lesbian constituents.
one changes jobs,” he said. “Go to work somewhere Continued from page 1 where you think you can learn something and apply Becker encouraged stu- yourself, and then paths will dents to not focus on their start to open up for you. You end goal but rather go have got to get in and start where the path leads. swimming.” “The odds of you continuing in whatever your first email@example.com job is is very slim. Every-
E-CYCLE Continued from page 1 into landfills and water systems. You don’t want to just throw it in the garbage,” Crosco said. Every electronic item has to be processed in a safe way to ensure there is no negative environmental effect. “We have to break it down into different pieces. We separate everything and take all the information out of the computer, and we shred the hard drive because we don’t want any information going out that’s
Continued from page 1 run that can be purchased for $15, which includes the walking price. The service fraternity has publicized the fundraising event since the beginning of April through bake sales, fliers, a bulletin board in the Mountainlair, posters and a MIX announcement. “We have been contacted by many adults who have heard about the event, especially from people within the Health Sciences campus who are interested in learning about autism,” Haines said. Since this is the first Autism Walk, Alpha Phi Omega is hopeful it will have a good turnout. “We are trying to make this a community event, not just a WVU event. Since it’s the first one, I am hopeful that it will draw anywhere from 30 to 70 people and maybe more,” Lafferty said. Lafferty said the Autism Society is a smaller organi-
confidential,” Crosco said. The most common items dropped off were desktop computers and batteries. George Merovich, an assistant professor at WVU, has been searching for opportunities to recycle his electronics. “I’ve been waiting for quite a while, it’s all been sitting at home for over a year,” he said. “It feels good to get rid of (electronics) and recycle them. I always try to save my electronics until I see something like this come along.” firstname.lastname@example.org
zation compared to others and people don’t know as much as they should about mental health. New studies and new research are being done every day to find cures for autism, and the spectrum is broad. “Even though they may not be passionate or know much about autism, people may learn that they really want to help. We need people to make a positive impact on others,” Lafferty said. Haines said she encourages all WVU students to attend the walk, because autism is affecting many students’ lives. “Autism is one of the most prevalent diseases, but the least funded in research. Coming out and supporting this cause is something that I feel is really important.” The walk will take place Saturday from 12-3 p.m. at the Ruby Community Center in Mylan Park. The cost to walk is $5.
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Seniors enjoy live music and food at the Senior Send-off: Zero Year Reunion at The Erickson Alumni Center.
Continued from page 1 some cool statistics that graduating students need to know,” said Tara Curtis, assistant director for communication for the Alumni Association. “How many alumni we have, how many
work abroad and what the social networks are.” WVU was the only school to which Billy Hay, sport and exercise physiology student, applied. Looking back at his four years, he does not regret his decision. “I’ve had a great experience. I’m going to miss a lot of stuff, football games
especially,” Hay said. “Just getting involved with such a large university is really special, and it’s something you don’t see in Maryland, where I’m from.” They also were asked to sum up their experience at WVU in a single word. “Unforgettable,” “perfect” and “overdue” were among the words mentioned by the
students. “Get involved, join as many clubs as you possibly can and cherish the friendships you make,” said Hilah Zia, a public administration student. “College friendships last way longer than any other types of friendships you make.” email@example.com
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The women and gender studies fair hosts a variety of displays in the Mountainlair Thursday.
Continued from page 1 As a public administrator, Lovell said she believes many people overlook issues of equality and think the fight for rights is somehow over or overdone. “I have learned so much from working with the in-
credible faculty of this program and have become far more aware in my daily life,” she said. “Policy issues affecting women and marginalized populations are important to helping entire populations live the life they deserve. “I hope to continue working with nonprofits because they typically focus on pro-
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tecting rights, raising awareness and providing services for our friends and neighbors.” Jara said projects from Thursday’s fair will still be available for viewing, as showcasing the program’s efforts is crucial to its success. “I’m a huge fan of assignments and projects that can exist after a semester is done, so I do a lot of video, multimedia projects and social media campaigns so that it can continue to exist on YouTube, our department’s website or somewhere else besides a folder,” Jara said. “It’s important to have students invest in work that has a benefit to not only themselves but other people as well. “Part of Women’s and Gender Studies is to literally get out there and show what we’re doing, and probably
more than half of the content of the fair will be available after the event by Internet, websites and social media.” Jara and Lovell said they are hopeful the event will be continued in the future. “I think the push toward creative thinking and innovations is great,” Lovell said. “Innovations moving from trifold and two-dimensional posters, to tumblr projects, short films and performances are far more impactful and eye catching. “I think that is what will help keep the conversation on WGST issues going far into the future.” For more information on the WGST department and its events, visit www.wmst. wvu.edu.
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Bernie Worrell to groove at 123 BY LACEY PALMER ASSOCIATE A&E EDITOR
The eight-piece, psychedelic-funk Bernie Worrell Orchestra will come to 123 Pleasant Street Saturday night. Not only is 69-year-old Worrell a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he has also worked with The Talking Heads and is best known for co-founding Parliament-Funkadelic, a funk, soul and rock music collective. Since writing his first piano concerto at the age of eight, music has consistently played a large part in Worrell’s life. After meeting cofounder of Parliament-Funkadelic George Clinton and Bootsy Collins in a barber shop when he was 15, funk music became a permanent aspect of his life, and Parliament-Funkadelic was born. “The Parliament-Funkadelic legacy on funk rock compares to bands like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones,” said event promoter Adam Payne. “They did things that no one was doing at the time and in fact ever.” Worrell has a vast repertoire of musicians to join him in creating the orchestra.
With Worrell himself, Kyle Cadena on guitar, Andrew Kimball on guitar, Scott Hogan on bass, Glen Fittin on percussion and bandleader Evan Taylor on drums, the group provides the ultimate funk music experience for all those in attendance. Special guests include Shlomi Cohen on alto saxophone, Ofer Assaf on tenor sax, Justin Mullens on trumpet and Nicole Scorsone on violin. Aristotle Jones and the Like Minds will open for the Bernie Worrell Orchestra Saturday night, and frontman Aristotle Jones said he couldn’t be more excited for the show. “It’s a big deal to me to be part of the same show as a living legend,” Jones said. “He is an artist that makes rock ‘n’ roll and jazz converge, and as a group whose root is in genre blending, it is like getting a lesson from a master.” AJTLM brings their own unique combination of funk and rock ‘n’ roll to stages around the area. “When people try to peg us down to one genre, they are always pleasantly surprised with our versatility,” Jones said. “Our sound is innovative and fresh, and we are good at communicating the emotion
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The Bernie Worrell Orchestra poses for a picture. behind the songs. What separates us is the way we make every song our own.” According to Jones, the group has a stellar set planned for Saturday, as they’ll be playing originals from the new EP “Tectonics” and their first album, “Meeting of the Minds.” The group also does original versions
of covers from MGMT, Alex Clare, Calvin Harris and Old Crow Medicine Show. “We leave everything on the stage,” Jones said. “Expect nothing short of a high-energy journey full of strong vocals, multi-instrumentalists, funky rhythms, face-melting bass lines and impromptu monster jams.”
Payne said he also believes AJTLM and the Bernie Worrell Orchestra will make for a successful and memorable show. “Bernie Worrell Orchestra will be one of those 123 shows that people will be talking about ten years from now,” Payne said. “It’s not often a living legend comes to a
room so small.” The show is set to begin at 10 p.m. and concertgoers must be 18 and older. Tickets are $12 at the door. To learn more about the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, visit www.bernieworrellorchestra.com. email@example.com
DA Photo Recap: Earth Day Art Auction supports WVU biology chapter
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A floral painting is displayed at the Earth Day Art Auction Monday.
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Art is displayed at the Earth Day Art Auction Monday evening.
Graduate wildlife and fisheries student Cathrine Artis helps a child create a print out of leaves.
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A heartfelt goodbye
The spring semester officially ends May 11th. This is it, everyone. The spring semester is winding down, final exams are fast approaching, and the year is almost up. The weather is changing rapidly, too, and it isn’t the only thing. I’m one of the nameless, faceless members of the editorial staff who occasionally write the staff editorial found at the top of this page. Personally, I’ve worked here for twoand-a-half years, I prefer The Beatles to the Rolling Stones (although they’re both excellent), and my
greatest wish is to own a black cat named Churchill. This editorial isn’t about me. Well, it is, to a degree, but only because it’s my last one. The 2012-13 edition of The Daily Athenaeum’s editorial staff have served the newspaper faithfully for the course of the last year, but the time has come, the die has been cast, and the new staff has been selected. I suppose I could wax poetic about my time here or tell you about writing my first story (which was
terrifying). I could tell you about the mistakes I’ve made or the angry phone calls I’ve endured or even about my hopes and fears post-graduation. I won’t do any of that because it isn’t what’s important. If you’re reading this column, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I want to thank you because despite every prediction heralding the fall of print journalism, differing opinions about our coverage and our purpose and the numerous stum-
bling blocks I and my fellow editors have encountered in our time working here, you are reading this newspaper. I’m 21 years old. Most of the editors I have worked alongside are 21 or 22, and we come from different places with different understandings of the world and our places in it. We all have our shortcomings, each of us has failed and all of us have grown from our time here. I know that I have learned so much in five semesters – and eight semesters, for that mat-
ter – so much that I doubt I have very much in common with the sophomore who applied to be a staff writer in December 2011. Before this starts to sound too much like a letter Principal Vernon would receive in The Breakfast Club, let me just tell you I hope The DA has made even a small fraction of the impact on your college career that it has on our staff. Thank you for reading. Good luck on your finals. Just remember: it’s over.
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Earth Day celebrations should continue year-round DAVID PERRY columnist
Monday was Earth Day. As is usually the case with any awareness holiday, the Internet was filled with useful tips for reducing our impact on the environment. The only problem is that this advice, if it’s even followed at all, will be forgotten in a week or so, and people will resume their usual wasteful habits as if Earth Day never happened. Committing to protecting the environment and reducing the negative impact on the Earth is an idea that needs to last way beyond the scope of one week if there is to be any sort of meaningful improvement in the state of the environment. Most of the tips prescribed by environmental advocates aren’t terribly difficult to follow. The only problem is remembering to implement them in your daily life on a regular basis. I suspect most people aren’t against reducing their impact on the environment; they are just forgetful. To help, you could remind yourself to do these things by putting signs on your bathroom mirror to remind you to turn off the faucet while you are shaving or brushing your teeth. The City of Morgantown is also making it easier to reduce your impact with very minimal effort. They implemented a recycling program in December, and all you have to do is call them and ask for a green recycling bin for your house or apartment. As long as you live in the city limits, they will pick up your recycling on the same day they pick up your trash. There are no extra fees involved, and it’s an easy way to help reduce
Campus School 2nd graders Hedwig Dodds, left, Amaria Anderson, Sofia Amis and Willow Mullins catch a stray butterfly during the University of Memphis Earth Day Event at U of M’s Urban Garden. your personal impact on the environment. Reducing your environmental footprint also applies to what you do outside your home. One of my favorite things to do during the summer in West Virginia is go to one of the local swimming holes outside the city. Many people like to bring snacks and drinks with them, and they end up leaving the trash scattered all over the banks of the river. It isn’t that hard to bring a trash bag with you and take
your trash out with you, and it makes the experience of going there much nicer when you don’t have to avoid stepping on crushed up beer cans and broken bottles. Of course, the biggest negative impacts on the environment happen beyond the scope of personal consumption habits. West Virginia has long been the center of industrial and mining activity, and this has taken a heavy toll on the environment. Acid mine drainage and the dumping of indus-
trial chemicals has made using the Monongalia River recreationally a risky proposition, at best. Unfortunately, there’s fartoo much money given to the politicians by the mining and fracking companies to have any sort of regulation on the disposal of chemicals used in the industrial process, and often the companies are only held accountable for the damage they’ve caused after the rivers and lakes they’ve polluted are entirely toxic and beyond recovery.
There are safer and more sustainable ways of getting the gas and coal out of the earth, but these methods cost more to implement, and companies put short term profit above everything else. I recently went to Wheeling to do some research for a story on fracking in West Virginia. It was more than a little heartbreaking seeing firsthand the impact that fracking had on the earth. Scenic hillsides were torn up for pipelines and fracking wells, and trailers for
the workers dotted what was once a pristine countryside. It was jarring to go from seeing horses feeding on hay at a farm to imposing natural gas tanks and heavy machinery tearing up the ground. There needs to be a focused, coherent effort to prevent this sort of environmental abuse. Unfortunately, as a society we have the mindset that Earth Day only comes around once a year while fracking and mining companies work year round.
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THE CHABAD JEWISH STUDENT CENTER offers a free Shabbat Dinner every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Chabad House. For more information, email Rabbi@JewishWV.org or call 304-599-1515. WVU HILLEL offers a Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillel House at 1420 University Ave. For more information or a ride, call 304-685-5195. CAMPUS LIGHT MINISTRIES hosts its weekly meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m. in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair. GLOBAL INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP AT WVU, a hospitable community for international students and scholars, meets at 6 p.m. for community dinner and Bible discussion. For more information, email sarahderoos@live. com.
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OPEN GYM FOR VOLLEYBALL is from 2-4 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center. No commitment or prior experience is necessary. Just show up and play. For more information, email Mandy at mhatfie3@mix. wvu.edu. TRADITIONAL KARATE CLASS FOR SELF-DEFENSE meets at 10:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room A of the Student Recreation Center.
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. 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.
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 304-293-2311 or visit
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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. CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING SERVICES are provided for free by the Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. A walk-in clinic is offered weekdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Services include educational, career, individual, couples and group counseling. 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. NEW SPRING SEMESTER GROUP THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES are available for free at the Carruth Center. The groups include Understanding Self and Others, Sexual Assault Survivors Group, Mountaineer Men: An Interpersonal Process Group, and Know Thyself: An Interpersonal Process Group. For more information call 293-4431 or contact tandy. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR
BORN TODAY This year you have the opportunity to make an impression on others. Your very presence exudes a sense of compassion. You know what you need to do. Keep reaching out for new information and new experiences. If you are single, you could encounter a foreigner who opens you up to an entirely different lifestyle. If you are attached, the two of you will want to meet new people and make new friends. You also might want to revise your goals. SCORPIO is stubborn like you, but he or she can be more mysterious.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Listen to news with an open mind. Be willing to brainstorm in order to find solutions. Honor a change more carefully. You could feel as if someone is pushing hard to get his or her way. If this person goes too far, you could lose your patience. Tonight: Let your hair down.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH A serious approach does make a difference in everyone’s response, and you are no exception. Anger comes up in a strange situation where it might not be justified. It could be difficult to tell where it is coming from. Tonight: Listen to a partner’s feedback. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH You might want to let a friend at a distance know how rough a situation has become. This person could have some interesting suggestions. Know what you want to do, and then he or she can give you meaningful options for how to proceed. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Understand that what is happening is serious. Realize that you might need to change direction. Your ability to state your case makes an impact on others. Listen to suggestions with more care. A boss could be a lot clearer than you are. Tonight: Go with
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You might want to move forward and try a different approach. Listen to your sixth sense with a situation involving your personal and/or domestic life. You might need to change your environment in order to feel better, even if it’s just for a few hours. Tonight: Make it easy. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH How you handle a personal matter could change greatly if you are not careful. Listen to news with greater awareness, as you might want to take action. Your caring will come through, even if you need to establish boundaries. Tonight: Say “yes” to a friend’s suggestion. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH Your intuition is right on about a money matter; still, check out the investment carefully. Your creativity adds a lot to any situation. Don’t allow anyone to interfere with your chosen direction. Tonight: You might go overboard, especially if you meet up with a friend. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH You are a strong-willed sign. If you feel challenged, you sometimes will become defiant or even quiet. The good news is that, even if you’re stressed, you could see
CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 __ squad 5 Sharp fasteners 10 Line of movement 14 In a while 15 Go back to the beginning, in a way 16 Spread unit 17 One lingering in Edinburgh? 20 Hoglike mammals 21 “I could __ horse!” 22 Touch 23 Stravinsky’s “The __ of Spring” 25 DX Ö V 26 “__ a rip-off!” 27 Some Athenian physicians? 32 Black gold 33 Big Bird buddy 34 DOD subdivision 35 Really feel the heat 37 Plus 39 Carpenter’s tool 43 CD conclusion? 46 Charge carriers 49 Fury 50 Berlin sidewalk writing? 54 Valiant son 55 Heavenly altar 56 Hockey Hall of Famer Mikita 57 Sum (up) 58 Personal time? 60 Some govt. investments 64 Fancy singles event in Stockholm? 67 New coin of 2002 68 One may work with a chair 69 Vivacity 70 Church section 71 Angling banes 72 Oh’s role in “Grey’s Anatomy” DOWN 1 Humongous 2 Worshipper of the Earth goddess Pachamama 3 Condo cousin 4 Complete 5 British university city 6 Legal issue 7 “Off the Court” author 8 Separate 9 Post 10 Links standard 11 Like citrus fruit 12 They might make cats pause
13 Chef’s array 18 57-Across’s wheels 19 Military surprises 24 First name in humor 27 Tar 28 Sea inlet 29 One who observes a fraternal Hour of Recollection 30 Source of invigoration 31 One leaving a wake 36 Mess up 38 Self-recriminating cries 40 Have a health problem 41 Hindu title 42 Sweetie 44 Muscat native 45 Some Roman Catholics 47 Babbles 48 Perspective 50 Mature 51 Adds to the database 52 __ Detroit: “Guys and Dolls” role 53 Like some tree trunks
54 Having no clue 59 Peel on “The Avengers” 61 King who succeeded 59-Down 62 Swedish model Nordegren in 2004 nuptial news 63 Tough going 65 Buck’s mate 66 Hosp. test
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an opportunity to be more chipper. Let go of seriousness for now. Tonight: Let the good times happen. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH You’ll want to review a situation more carefully. You might need some downtime or distance from a problem. At this point, you could feel somewhat negative. Detach if this is the case. Take a walk to clear your head. Tonight: Consider making it an early night. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You could be very difficult and somewhat testy without intending to be. Emphasize a goal, but do not give your power away. You don’t need to be controlling -- you simply need to honor your boundaries. Reach out to someone at a distance. Tonight: You are in the midst of a change. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Listen to news openly before making a final decision. More news is forthcoming. A serious situation demands your full attention. A boss or higher-up could be watching your performance. Listen to feedback. Tonight: A late meeting could turn into a fun happening. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH You might want to be more understanding. By holding on to judgments, you will not be able to hear the true story. Imagine what it would be like to be the other person. You might get more insight as to where he or she is coming from. Tonight: Break past barriers.
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Friday April 26, 2013
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Mountain State Brewing Company debuts first bottled beer
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Wisdom of Owls plays during the Seneca I.P.A. bottle release Wednesday evening.
BY JAMES YARIA A&E WRITER
In a night of good music and good libations, Mountain State Brewing Company debuted their first bottled beer at a release party at 123 Pleasant Street Wednesday night. Mountain State Brewing Company introduced their Seneca India Pale Ale in bottled form for the first time. One of the company’s flagship beers, the Seneca
I.P.A. is light and hoppy, with subtle hints of citrus. “We believe the beer is about the person drinking it,” Brian Arnett, co-founder said. “It’s got to be a comfortable blend. It’s got to be balanced and not too bitter.” The big bottling event featured bands Wisdom of Owls, Duo Grove and West By God, all of which have members that work for Mountain State. Most of the Mountain
State staff was in attendance, creating an unusually large crowd for the small venue. While the great hall fluctuated in terms of people, the bars were packed all evening, filled with patrons’ eager to try their favorite beer in a bottle. Free promotional shirts were given away, creating a feeling that was not just a beer release party, but also a Mountain State Brewing convention. By the time
the night ended, empty bottles of the Seneca I.P.A. littered 123 and served as the heavy majority of drinks consumed. “With the Seneca, it’s not a high alcohol percentage, and it’s pretty easy to drink,” Nathan Stewart, Wisdom of Owls singer and Mountain State member said. “I’ve actually been able to drink it all day and not over do it and just sip on it, because it has that strong taste, but it’s still really easy to finish.”
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The new Seneca I.P.A. bottle is debuted Wednesday evening. Wisdom of Owls was a surprisingly good mix of mountain flavor with new age beats. The band consists of seven members, including two electric guitarists, a banjo player, and a fiddler. A wonderful blend of the traditional and new, Wisdom of Owls sounded like if Passion Pit, the Avett Brothers and Hank Williams got drunk together and made music. Headlining the event was
West By God, a more traditional rock band that performed homebrewed classic hard rock. The simple raw jams had an almost country feel, yet maintained a tight edge that kept the audience on their toes. The rock ballads were met with warm praise from the crowd, and members of the band frequently saluted the audience with the new bottles of beer. email@example.com
Bill Maher to fill Morgantown Event Center with wry humor
Bill Maher talks during his show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher.’
BY HUNTER HOMISTEK A&E EDITOR
Politically charged, leftwing comedian Bill Maher will visit the Morgantown Event Center Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Maher, who graduated from Cornell University with a degree in English and history in 1978, dishes a witty, intelligent brand of humor that has garnered him great success throughout his 30year career. His achievements, which include TV-hosting roles for HBO and Comedy Central and various guest spots as a political commentator for CNN, MSNBC and other major networks, stand as
a testament to his dedication and keen insight, and he relishes the opportunity to bring his stand-up act to West Virginia. “I’m very grateful for the opportunities I’ve had throughout my career,” Maher said. “I’ve never performed in Morgantown before, but I think it will be a great time.” As evidenced by his multi-faceted background and significant accomplishments, Maher possesses the ability to humorously and accurately analyze today’s hottest topics, and he said the college-aged crowd is particularly receptive of this brand of commentary. “I think college is really
the last time that your mind is completely open to new ideas,” Maher said. “You have this objectivity and desire to learn and form opinions that I think is unique to the college years.” Despite West Virginia’s recent support of the Republican party – the state has voted Republican in each of the past four presidential elections – Maher said the public is more tighter-knit than this statistic indicates, and he fully expects the crowd to enjoy his show and the many political barbs it contains. “Maybe 55 or 60 percent of the state voted Republican, but that still isn’t an overwhelming majority,”
Maher said. “I like performing for (divided) crowds like this, because it creates a fun, interesting dynamic with the audience.” Maher is also noted for his strong opinions concerning religion. Never one to remain silent in the face of controversial issues, Maher wrote the successful documentary “Religulous” in 2008 with the intent to expose what he saw as the inherent ridiculousness of organized religion. The film ranks as one of the highest-grossing documentaries of all time, and its success cemented religion as a staple of his live standup show. “It’s like if somebody goes
to see The Rolling Stones – they have to play ‘Satisfaction,’” Maher said. “That’s what religion has become for me in my routine. Everybody expects it, and they’re going to get it.” At 57 years old, Maher said his stand-up act is as polished and inspired as ever. As one of his first passions in life, he views comedy as one of the most rewarding and stable outlets for expression. “The TV shows are great … but they won’t be there forever, and I know that,” Maher said. “With comedy, that is something that will always be there for me. George Carlin – one of my idols – practically died on-
stage, and I feel that I can sustain my act to a similar extent.” Whether you adore him or loathe his very presence, one thing is certain – Maher is real, he is unfiltered and he will not hide behind any facade Saturday evening. For fans of critical, rousing comedy, Maher is sure to satisfy. Tickets can be purchased at the Creative Arts Center and Mountainlair box office locations or by phone at 304-293-SHOW. Ticket prices begin at $38.75, and WVU students will receive a $10 discount with a valid student ID. firstname.lastname@example.org
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‘IT ALL PAID OFF’
Former West Virginia inside receiver Tavon Austin is greeted by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being taken with the No. 8 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.
Rams trade up to select WVU’s Austin No. 8 overall; Former Mountaineer QB Smith snubbed in first round BY GREG MADIA multimedia editor
NEW YORK — Former West Virginia Wide Receiver Tavon Austin had created a buzz in the weeks leading up to the 2013 NFL draft. Last night, in New York City, the St. Louis Rams traded up with the Buffalo Bills to select Austin at No. 8 overall. Austin said he feels trading up proves St. Louis sees a lot of potential in the former Mountaineer “It means a lot, means they really wanted to me,” Austin said. “It all paid off with me going down there for a visit, then they came back to Morgantown to watch me workout. I had a feeling that they wanted me.” Austin was the first skill
player taken in the 2013 NFL Draft. Totaling 1,289 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior at WVU, Austin became a terrific commodity based on his production. “Me being the first skill position player off the board means a lot. It means that my hard work and dedication paid off,” Austin said. In addition, the ability to be multiple in catching, rushing and returning the football gives St. Louis different chances to get the ball in his hands. Austin joins an offense with a young Sam Bradford at quarterback in addition to Brian Quick at wide receiver and Jared Cook at tight end. Austin said he is excited to help improve at St. Louis offense.
WVU not alone while rebuilding in Big 12 kevin hooker sports WRITER
Last season, the West Virginia football team failed to live up to expectations. It lost six of its last eight games, finished 7-5 in the regular season and lost 3814 in the 2012 Pinstripe Bowl to Syracuse. With Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey NFL-bound, many Mountaineer fans wonder if this team is in for yet another lackluster season in the Big 12 Conference. Their concerns seem reasonable. Regardless of who starts at quarterback next year, I’m guessing he won’t put up the numbers Smith did last fall – 4,206 yards, 42 touchdowns, and only six interceptions. West Virginia’s “big three,” so to speak, helped the Mountaineers average nearly 40 points per game, including a 70-point game against Baylor. Statistically, Dana Holgorsen’s squad had the thirdbest offense in the Big 12. Not only have Bailey and Austin played their last game at Milan Puskar Stadium, but so has fellow wide receiver J.D. Woods, who caught 61 balls and scored four touchdowns last year. As for defense, the Mountaineers say goodbye to senior linebacker Terence Garvin, who had 77 tackles and six sacks in 2013. Along with the Mountaineers’ key losses, several other
Big 12 playmakers aren’t returning to campus next fall. Kansas State and Oklahoma, who tied for the Big 12 regular season title, are both graduating their star quarterbacks. Last October, Kansas State’s Collin Klein had a combined seven touchdowns and 323 passing yards in the Wildcats’ 55-14 victory over the Mountaineers. Klein had 16 passing touchdowns and 23 running touchdowns as a senior and was a finalist for the Heisman award. He led Kansas State to their first 11-win season since 2003. Oklahoma’s Landry Jones had 30 touchdowns last season, and his six scores helped the Sooners defeat the Mountaineers 50-49 back in November. His wide receiver Justin Brown, who caught five of those touchdowns, is also departing. Star running back Joseph Randle forfeited his senior year of eligibility at Oklahoma State and declared for the NFL draft. His quarterback, Clint Chelf, only scored 15 touchdowns as a junior last season. Texas defensive end Alex Okafor is also NFL bound. He had 12.5 sacks, 61 tackles and four forced fumbles as a senior and is regarded as one of the top defensive ends in this weekend’s NFL draft. Safety Kenny Vaccaro, arguably the Longhorns’ best defender, is also heading to the pros. The point is, the Big 12 will see many new and inexperienced faces this fall,
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“I’m thankful to be able to play with Sam Bradford and get with the team and start my journey,” Austin said. With the St. Louis Rams franchise having significant offensive history among Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk and Isaac Bruce, Austin could be the latest “greatest show on turf.” Drawing comparisons to Faulk, Austin said he feels he can learn from Faulk’s performance in St. Louis. “I used to watch Marshall Faulk a lot. He played in the slot and used to run the ball,” Austin said, “We’re not the same weight, but we’re almost the same height. If he was able to get it done, I’ll be able to get it done. An excited Austin can finally
start living his dream while remembering what got him there. “Now I’m there, and the Rams believe in me, and I believe in them. I’m ready to get up there and get to work now,” he said, “I learned how to be the best slot receiver in the country from (West Virginia head) Coach (Dana) Holgorsen.” The St. Louis Rams, like most teams in the league, start rookie camp within the next week. While he was expected to be a first-round selection, former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was not taken. The second and third rounds begin tonight from Radio City Music Hall. AP
Tavon Austin caught 114 passes for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns for West Virginia in 2012.
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WVU to take on UConn, Bucknell, Delaware by jon fehrens
N.J., where they earned the same honors. Head coach Jimmy King attributes the success to the growth of his team. “The rowers on that team are all stronger and fitter than they were a year ago. Similarly, our coxswain Mallory (Fisher) has improved her skills in the past year and is a more complete coxswain this season,” King said. “The second reason for their success is trust. Six of the nine members were in last year’s team,
The West Virginia rowing team looks to carry its momentum coming into this weekend’s dual-double meet against Bucknell, Delaware and Connecticut at the Knecht Cup Regatta. The momentum began in Alabama two weeks ago when the first varsity 8-plus crew earned their first Conference USA Boat of the Week. WVU carried that momentum into Cherry Hill,
so there’s a familiarity and comfort level with one another.” The only way Coach King sees his team continuing this stretch of success is through hard work and staying hungry. “The underlying process is the same for all sports. We can’t get complacent and (must) always (be) striving for more,” King said. WVU stayed hungry throughout the week as they prepared for this weekends match-ups. This late
in the season, Coach King can sense the strain that his team is feeling but still pushes them to compete. “We’re in the third week of a four-week training cycle, so the training load has been high this week,” King said. “Our crews are a bit fatigued entering these races, but that’s the nature of endurance sports.” Aside from trying to keep their winning ways alive, the rowing team will have a bit of revenge on their minds. At the last Knecht Cup Re-
gatta, Bucknell finished in front of the Mountaineers in every major division. “Our first set of duals will be against Bucknell University, who finished ahead of us in every category at the previous Knecht Cup Regatta. We will look to close those gaps this weekend,” King said. “Our second set is against the University of Delaware, who we finished ahead of in every category with both crews competing.” email@example.com
McDermott returning to Creighton for final season
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Doug McDermott announced Thursday he would be returning for his senior season at Creighton. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Doug McDermott says he’s confident he’s got what it takes to be a first-round pick in the NBA draft. He’ll wait until 2014 to find out for sure. The two-time first-team AllAmerican said Thursday that he’ll return to Creighton for his senior year instead of declaring for June’s NBA draft. McDermott made the announcement at a news conference in Creighton’s practice gym. He was joined by his father, Bluejays coach Greg McDermott, and mom, Theresa, in addition to teammates, administrators and boosters. McDermott said he went back and forth with his decision before it hit him Wednesday afternoon. He was meeting with his dad to talk about his pro prospects when he abruptly stopped the conversation. “Finally, I just said, ‘You know what, I’m coming back,’ ‘ McDer-
mott said. “I’ve had enough of this. I’m ready to make this decision. This is where my heart is. The NBA can wait. I feel like I can play there someday, but this is an opportunity I can’t pass up.” Greg McDermott said he and his wife were proud of how their son arrived at his decision. “At the end, he felt it best to stay,” Greg McDermott said. “He needed to follow his heart and do what he needed to do, and once he makes his decision to not look back and just move forward.” Selfishly for the coach and the Bluejays, it sure helps to have McDermott back. “Obviously, it’s 23 points and eight rebounds a game,” the coach said. NBA draft analysts had pegged McDermott as a late first-round or early second-round pick. Sunday is the deadline for underclassmen to enter the draft.
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The 6-foot-8, 225-pound McDermott said he can use another year of college to prepare physically and mentally for pro ball. He was the second-leading scorer in Division I last season, averaging 23.2 points. He led the Bluejays to a sweep of the Missouri Valley regular-season and tournament titles in their last year in the conference. They’ll move to the Big East next season. Why did he pass up possible firstround money? “Just being a college kid another year and playing with my best friends and joining the Big East,” he said. “It couldn’t get much better. I went with my heart, my gut. Whenever I’ve done that in the past, it’s always worked out. I’m confident this is the best decision.” McDermott set single-season school records with 834 points and 49-percent shooting from 3-point range, and he became the program’s
leading scorer with 2,216 points in three seasons. McDermott’s last game in Omaha was a memorable one. He made 15 of 18 shots while scoring a seasonhigh 41 points in a regular season title-clinching victory over a Wichita State team that went on to the Final Four. Late in the game fans in the sellout crowd of 18,613 at the CenturyLink Center implored McDermott to return for his senior season, chanting “One more year! One more year!” On that day, McDermott said, it looked as if he probably would go pro. “That would have been a crazy way to go out at the CenturyLink,” he said. But after having time to think about his future, he said, he knew it would be best to return to school. “It finally hit me,” he said. “I couldn’t be more excited.”
Continued from page 7 and many teams will be rebuilding. While the Mountaineers aren’t expected to compete in a BCS bowl game in 2013, anything is possible when the entire conference is starting fresh. Isaiah Bruce had 94 tackles as a true freshman last season and will look to be one of the best linebackers in the conference next year. Jordan Thompson had three touchdowns in last weekend’s spring game, while transfer Kevin White complied 72 yards on five catches. Thompson had 13 catches as a freshman last year. Wide receiver Dante Campbell, who played with Austin and Bailey for two seasons, will certainly see an increased workload in the fall. The Mountaineer defense, which ranked No. 119 (second-to-last in the FBS) in pass defense last season, welcomes in new defensive coordinator Keith Patterson after Joe DeForest was demoted. While the Mountaineers have endured several changes during the last few months, Holgorsen and his staff will surely find a way to make the pieces fit together. When Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech in 2007, the Red Raiders led the nation in passing and finished sec-
ond in total offensive yards per game. At Houston, Holgorsen’s offense was third best in the country, while quarterback Case Keenum led the nation in total offense per game in 2008-09. In Holgorsen’s first season at Oklahoma State, the Cowboys led the country in total offense, ranked No. 2 in passing offense and No. 3 in scoring offense. Prior to his hiring, their offense ranked No. 61 nationally in total offense. So, regardless of who takes the field for the Mountaineers in 2013, expect Holgorsen’s team to score points. The fact is, college athletics are very cyclic. A team may dominate college football one year and struggle the next. It’s just a matter of developing recruits and building off young potential. Just look at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Sure, they lost in the national championship in January, but they went a perfect 12-0 in the regular season, compared to 2011 where they finished just 8-5. Mountaineer fans will certainly miss the prolific offense they saw a year ago, but there’s still plenty of reason for excitement and enthusiasm – not just for 2013, but for years to come. While several questions remain heading into the offseason, one thing is for sure: Dana Holgorsen and his staff will have this Mountaineer team ready for an unpredictable season in the Big 12. firstname.lastname@example.org
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304-599-0850 APARTMENTS ON DOWNTOWN CAMPUS. 1 and 2 bedroom from $350/mo per person. No pets. Available May 15th. 304-292-6921 ATTRACTIVE 1 & 2/BR APARTMENTS. Near Ruby and on Mileground. Plenty of parking. 292-1605 BIG CLEAN 3BR APT. for 3. Available June 1st. $900.00 mo. 509-A Clark St. Parking, NO PETS. See it now! Call Dave at 304-376-7282 SUNNYSIDE 1 MINUTE WALK to campus. 1-2-3 BRS. Lease and deposit. NO PETS. Call 291-1000 for appointment. SUNNYSIDE. NICE 2BR. 1/BA. WD. C/AC-HEAT $750/mo+ utilities. Small yard. Porch. NO PETS. Available 5/16/13. Lease/dep. 296-1848. Leave message. TERRACE HEIGHTS APARTMENTS Large tri-level townhouse. 3BR, accommodates up to 4 people. $2300/month. Furnished. All utilities included. Tenant pays for cable & internet. No pets permitted. Available June 2013. 304-292-8888
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2 BR 2 BA conveniently located above the Varsity Club near stadium & hospitals. Includes W/D, D/W, microwave, 24 hr maintenance, central air, and off street parking. No Pets! $400/person plus utilities. For appt. call 304-599-0200
3 & 4 BR UNFURNISHED DOWNTOWN APTS. $480/$525 (304)-288-1572 JewelmanLLC.com 3 AND 4 BEDROOM located at 324 Stewart St. in good condition 2 minute walk to campus. W/D, DW, Parking. $425-450. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED. 304.288.3308 guiliani-properties.com 3 BR conveniently located near stadium & hospitals at 251 McCullough, 24 hr maintenance, central air, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, off street parking. No pets! $500/person includes utilities. For appt. call 304-599-0200 3 BR ON BEECHURST available May. $1200 month + all utilities ($400 per person) No pets. 304-216-2905
1-2BR APARTMENTS AND HOUSES in South Park. Most include utilities. WD, AC, DW. $300 per person and up. NO PETS www.mywvuhome.com 304-288-2052 or 304-288-9978 1BR APARTMENTS DOWNTOWN. Call Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. 304-319-2787 or 304-365-2787 1BR. 248 FIFE ST. Next to campus. Modern & convenient. $625/mth includes all utilities. htmproperties.com 304-685-3243 1/BR APT ON BEECHURST. Available May. 304-216-2905.
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3BR SOUTH PARK. Available August 1st. W/D, dw, parking. $350/person plus utilities. 304-319-1243 3BR ON 51 WEST PARK AVE. W/D, parking, all utilities are included. $375/each. 304-680-1313
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE FOREST AVE $450 per person all utilities included. (304)288-1572 JewelmanLLC.com
APARTMENTS FOR RENT: Three 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, condos located on Creekside Drive, off West Run Road (North Hills) in Morgantown, within minutes of hospital and WVU. All kitchen appliances and washer and dryer in units. $600.00 per month with $300.00 security deposit. Telephone Jeff at 304-290-8571. AVAILABLE 5/2013. 3 bedroom house. Recently remodeled. Partially furnished. Close to campus. Off-street parking. 304-296-8801. AVAILABLE NOW! 1BR apt. $520 mo. + utilities. 517 Clark St. - parking, no pets. 304-292-7272 or 304-376-7282, Dave Lingle.
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304-413-0900 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.
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2/3BR GILMORE STREET APARTMENTS. Available May. Open floor plan. Large Kitchen, Deck, AC, W/D. Off University Avenue. 1 block from 8th street. Pet friendly. Call or text 304-276-1931.
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STEWART ST. AVAILABLE MAY: 1 and 2 BR Apartments $475-$1200 month. All utilities included. Parking, W/D. No Pets. 304-288-6374
FURNISHED HOUSES * A MUST SEE 4 BEDROOM HOUSE, 2 full baths, new furnishings, Built-in kitchen, D/W, Microwave, New W/W carpet, Washer/Dryer, Porch, 8 min walk to main campus. Off-street Parking. NO PETS. 304-296-7476 www.perilliapartments.com
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APARTMENTS AVAILABLE. FOREST AVE. $450 per person all utilities included. (304)-288-9662 304-282-7572
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2 BD Stewart Street Burns Ave Valencia Court Stewart Lane Eighth Street
LARGE, UNFURNISHED 3/BR apartment. Close to campus/hospitals. Large Deck, appliances, WD hook-up, off-street parking. No pets. $800/mo+utilities. 304-594-2225
1, 2, 3 & 4BR APARTMENTS and HOUSES. Downtown/Evansdale. UTILITIES INCLUDED. Prime downtown location. 304-288-8955.
4BR. Quiet neighborhood on bus line. W/D, off street parking, pet friendly, close to downtown, $460/each. Lease/deposit. 304-292-5714
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$460 incl water $545 + util $550 + util
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101 MCLANE AVE. (One block from both Life Sciences Building and Honors Dorm) Available June 1st. 1BR, AC, W/D and separate storage space on premises. $650/month with all utilities, base cable and marked personal parking space included. No pets. Call 304-376-1894 or 304-288-0626.
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2 BR APT. Available June 15th. $570 mo. plus utilities. 517 Clark St., parking, no pets. Call Dave Lingle, 304-292-7272 or 304-376-7282.
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3 BEDROOM HOUSE in excellent condition. 2 Full baths, extra bedroom, W/D, DW, parking. All utilities included $475 per person. 304-288-3308 giuliani-properties.com 3 BR NEAR SOUTH PARK. $1200/MO + utilities. Student housing. No Section 8 or pets. Off street parking. Lease and deposit required. WD/DW. 304-680-3800 or 304-366-9744 3 BR, 2 BTH, Fully Equip Kitchen, 1 Car Garage/Additional Parking. 142 1/2 Lorentz Ave. 724-729-4003 or 304-670-3424. 3BR, W/D HOOK UP, DW, 2 DECKS, large yard, between campuses. $900 + utilities and deposit. 304-376-5577 4BR HOUSE. Jones Ave. W/D, off-street parking. Close to both campuses. Lease/deposit. 304-292-5714 AVAILABLE MAY. GRANT AVE. Large 3 BR + House w/ off street parking. No pets. Lease & Deposit. $1100 304-983-2229 Cell: 681-285-9137 after 5:30
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ROOMMATES FULLY FURNISHED PRIVATE BATHROOM includes utilities, internet, cable, off street parking, next to busstop $500 per month per person. 740-381-0361
ROOMMATES ROOMMATE NEEDED! 328 Grant Ave. Morgantown, WV. 5BR, 1BTH. For more info, contact via email at email@example.com or text/call 703-772-2113
MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 82 WINDSOR $9000 OBO 2/BR 1/BTH appliances included must be moved from lot (304)-685-8258 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE. $19,500. 1985 model. Located in the Crescent Heights Mobile Home Park, near the intersection of Van Vorhis Rd. and Chestnut Ridge Rd. 7 minute walk to the Hospital PRT Station. Features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, new roof, new gas furnace, new central AC, new gas range, new refrigerator, furnished. Call Tom 908-768-0993 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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HELP WANTED ATTENTION GRADUATE STUDENTS. Looking for housing directors. Position available 2013-2014 academic year. Free room, board, compensation. Must be responsible and willing to submit to background check. Mail resume to WVU Greek Housing Services POB 672, Morgantown, 26507 or email email@example.com BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Training available. Age 18 plus. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 CAREGIVER, FULL/PART-TIME for disabled young man. Could provide excellent experience for education/social science/or any medical-field students. Call 304-599-6425, before 9pm. Leave message. Fax resume/refs. to: 304-599-6929 FAMILY HELPER NEEDED in Cheat Lake area to assist with household chores, running errands, and helping to care for two small children ages 5 and 9. Pay rate $8.50/hr. Inquires by email firstname.lastname@example.org. MARIO’S FISHBOWL NOW HIRING full/part-time cooks and servers: Apply in person at 704 Richwood Ave. Mr. C’s WISEGUY CAFE looking for part-time cook and delivery driver. Phone 304.599.3636 or 304.288.2200 MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST NEEDED for summer – Assist with multimedia, production, and post-production of live events including distribution and maintenance of a library of final products. Digital editing, designing for print media and the Web, and excellent Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite skills needed. Other office duties as required. Fax resume and references to (304)293-6942 or email email@example.com STUDENT ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT NEEDED FOR SUMMER. Excellent organizational and communication skills required. Must have completed 12/hrs of accounting and be proficient with Microsoft Office. Fax resume to 304-293-6942 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMER POSITIONS! Apply now. Start after finals or transfer to location nationwide. $14.50 pay/apt. Go to w w w. g o t o s u m m e r b r e a k w o r k . c o m . HURRY!
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10 | SPORTS
Friday April 26, 2013
West Virginia returns to Big 12 play vs. Kansas
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Members of the West Virginia baseball team meet on the mound during a game against Marshall at Hawley Field earlier this season. The Mountaineers will play three games against Kansas this weekend in Beckley, W.Va.
By Connor Murray Sports Writer
Coming off a 7-6 victory that improved its record to 24-18 Wednesday night, the West Virginia baseball team will resume Big 12 play this weekend as it takes on the Kansas Jayhawks at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, W.Va. The Jayhawks come into this weekend’s series with a record of 25-15 overall and 9-6 in the Big 12 and sit in second place in the conference standings. After winning 15 of their last 20 games, the Mountaineers have solidified
their place in the middle of the pack in the conference as they enter the series in sixth place with a 6-6 record against Big 12 opponents. Sophomore pitcher Harrison Musgrave has played a big role in setting the tone for the Big 12 series that the Mountaineers have played this year. The left-hander is 3-0 with an earned run average of 1.27 in his four conference starts. “We’ve been playing good on Fridays; we feel good about (having) Harrison Musgrave on the mound,” said WVU head coach Randy Mazey. “If
you win on Friday, you’re assuring yourself of not being swept, (and) I think that’s been important to us.” Mazey and the WVU coaching staff have worked with Musgrave throughout the season to improve his approach as opposing teams begin to gain a scouting report on his strengths and weaknesses. “From a pitching standpoint, we made an adjustment on his change-up. He changed from a two-seam grip on the change-up to a four-seam grip and is really trying to throw his breaking ball a lot harder than
he has in the past,” Mazey said. With a 6-1 record overall and an ERA of 2.70, Musgrave has made the most of these adjustments and been a force on the mound this year. “Everything we’ve asked for the guy to do, he’s done,” Mazey said. “I think the results of that are starting to show.” Kansas is not without its own pitching ace; senior Thomas Taylor is 4-0 with an ERA of 2.47 coming in to the series. Although Taylor has done well this season, the Mountaineers have done some of their best hit-
ting against the top arms in the Big 12 this year. “We’ve happened to have success against other teams No. 1 pitchers,” Mazey said. “The better the arm that gets thrown at us, the better approach we have at the plate.” WVU has been winning despite committing 63 errors – the most in the Big 12. The team committed six Wednesday night and still escaped with a victory. “If you make six errors and still win a game, you’ve obviously done a lot of things well. We’ve managed to overcome it, which is a sign of a pretty good
team,” Mazey said. Against an opponent like Kansas, the Mountaineers will have to cut down on defensive mistakes if they want to keep their hot streak going. “They (Kansas) may actually be the best team in the Big 12 this year,” Mazey said. “They’re having a great year, and we’re going to have our hands full with them for three-straight days for sure.” Friday night’s marquee pitching match-up between Musgrave and Taylor is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. email@example.com
WVU set for final spring match
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West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown paces the sidelines during a game against Miami at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium last season.
by meghan carr sports writer
The West Virginia women’s soccer team will play its final exhibition game of the short spring with a home match against Kent State Saturday. The Mountaineers are now 2-2-1 and hope to finish the season with a win against the Kent State Golden Flashes. Before the game, the Mountaineers will host Super Soccer Saturday, a free soccer clinic for children ages 5-15. The 60 minute clinic will feature giveaways, food and a chance to learn from the team that won the school’s first Big 12 title and made its 13th consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament – the nation’s ninth-longest streak. Both parents and players are invited to join the Mountaineers at Dreamswork field at noon. WVU opened the spring season against Duquesne, defeating the Dukes 3-0.
Freshman Carly Black made her return after injuring her ACL in the 2012 preseason, and junior forward Frances Silva netted two goals, while sophomore forward Kate Schwindel scored in the 35th minute to lead the Mountaineers to a 3-0 victory. The Mountaineers split a pair of 45-minute away matches against Pittsburgh and Ohio State. WVU beat the Panthers 1-0 with a goal by freshman midfielder Amanda Hill, but lost 1-0 against the Buckeyes. Returning for a home match April 14 against St. Francis, the Mountaineers lost 2-1. WVU had 14 corner kicks but could not capitalize on any of those chances. Schwindel gave the Mountaineers their only goal of the game eight minutes into the second half. Last Saturday, the Mountaineers played to a 2-2 draw against Maryland. Head Coach Nikki IzzoBrown said she’s proud of the improvement she has
seen from this team during the short spring season. “I’ve seen some really good things this spring, and I think we’ve built on things from the fall,” she said. “I’m ready to start building this 2013 team.” Kent State also had a historic 2012 season; the Golden Flashes set or tied seven team records – including wins (13), winning percentage (.700), goals (40) and assists (44). Kent State – who opened their season against Ohio State, losing 1-0 against the Buckeyes – will also be wrapping up its spring season Saturday. The Golden Flashes have remained undefeated, collecting three shutouts against Duquesne (1-0), Walsh (4-0) and Youngstown State (1-0) since their season opener. Admission to the game is free to the public and WVU students. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Dick Dlesk stadium. firstname.lastname@example.org
Published on Apr 26, 2013