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Tuesday February 26, 2013

Volume 125, Issue 105

Up All Night coming to Evansdale By Summer Ratcliff Staff writer

West Virginia University’s WVUp All Night has been giving students an on-campus late night alternative since 1998. With activities ranging from movies and snacks to skating and stand-up comedy, each weekend hundreds of students participate in WVUp All Night. This semester, Residence Hall Association is joining

forces with WVUp All Night to bring an expansion event to the Evansdale campus. Beginning March 8-9, RHA will debut and test run WVUp All Night Extended at the Student Recreation Center. Students will have an opportunity to play laser tag, enjoy snacks and socialize with friends. The extension program was an original idea of Walter Hardy, RHA president, as a way to allow students who live on the Evansdale cam-

pus to access the activities more easily. “RHA is excited about this opportunity to take WVUp All Night to Evansdale and the Rec,” Hardy said. “This will give students who may not be able to get downtown the opportunity to participate.” Hardy said RHA has planned these events to be convenient for those students in the dorms, however the extension event is open to all WVU students. “Bringing WVUp All Night

to Evansdale is another way for us to help our students who may live in Pierpont or Towers and the surrounding dorms,” Hardy said. “However, even though RHA is targeting students within these residence halls, all WVU students – as well as their guests – are encouraged to attend.” Sonja Wilson, director of WVUp All Night, said for this semester, the extension will be limited to one weekend. Wilson said the hope is


that, in the future, the Evansdale program will occur on a regular basis. “We want to work together in this venture and create a more cohesive system that truly reaches the needs of our students,” Wilson said. “If that means expanding to Evansdale on a more regular basis, then we want to work toward that.” “Its something for us to partner together and build a program that will allow everyone to buy into WVUp

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SGA debate lets candidates share ideas, discuss platforms to students by Carlee Lammers & Bryan Bumgardner da staff

Members of THE Party and SGA Revolution faced off Monday for the 2013 Student Government Association debate. Students supporting both parties filled the Mountainlair food court to show support for the candidates. Forest “Jack” Bowman, former West Virginia University law professor and previous student body president, moderated the debate. He posed questions concerning student health, SGA transparency and student inclusivity. The debate began and concluded with presidential debates, and governors of each campaign presented their platforms in between. Sparks flew during the presidential debates, with both parties claiming superior experience. “Ben and I have over seven years of experience together as student executives and governors,” said Revolution presidential candidate Ryan Campione. “That’s more than THE Party’s entire student government experience combined.” THE Party vice-presidential candidate Andrea Mucino fired back.

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Supporters look on during Monday’s SGA debate.

Student to ‘spin’ for cancer research By Evelyn Merithew Staff writer

Summer break is the time when West Virginia University students kick back, relax and soak up the sun at the pool. Rachael Taylorson, a senior from Fallston, Md., is spending her summer a little differently. Taylorson, along with 24 other young adults, will bike 4,000 miles during a 70-day period across the country to raise cancer awareness. The 4K for Cancer is a non-profit program of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The bike ride will take

place June 1-Aug. 10. “My teammates and I will bike across the country, raise awareness and support young adults and families who are affected by cancer or have cancer themselves,” Taylorson said. The ride will begin at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and end at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Although the cyclers will be busy with 4,000 miles to ride across the country, they will stop periodically to raise awareness for the cause along the way. “Every night we will stay at a church, hospital, school or with host families. We will help teach the people

we meet the warning signs of cancer, things they can do to prevent cancer and where they can go if they need help,” Taylorson said. Volunteers from the different lodging locations will provide the cyclers dinner, and fast food restaurants will donate food for breakfasts and lunches during the course of the trip. When signing up for the ride, each cycler had to pledge to raise $4,500 before May 15. Although Taylorson has not yet reached her pledging goal, she has tried to raise money in many different ways. “I’ve knocked on doors,

asked family friends, talked to some local businesses. I would really like to try and get some support from local Morgantown businesses and maybe get some support from the University,” she said. She also plans to host fundraisers and car washes within the next few months to fund her cause. Taylorson said she became interested in the trip when her boyfriend, Chris, told her he participated in a similar trip four years ago. “I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Chris’ mom unfortunately passed away from Parkinson’s and

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This week, West Virginia University will focus on educating students and faculty on how to live a sustainable lifestyle through the 2013 Spring Sustainability Awareness Week. The Office of Sustainability has teamed with the Student Government Association to give an educational and entertaining week full of tips and resources to help promote sustainable living, raise awareness and highlight WVU’s commitment to sustainability. The week kicked off Sunday with “Campus Cleanup” and will continue to provide presentations, demonstrations, games and many other oncampus events to attend. “Taste not Waste” is the focus for Tuesday, and groups of WVU underclassmen committed to educating and engaging fellow students about adopting sustainable practices also called Eco-reps will be stationed outside of each campus dining hall to present information on the recent dining waste. “We’ll see some of the numbers from the audit that was conducted last

year that will give them a sense of how much they are wasting themselves and hopefully alter their behaviors based off those numbers,” said Daniel Bissinger, a graduate agriculture and resource economics student. “Those numbers were pretty dramatic – almost 13,000 pounds of organic waste alone.” Some of the efforts WVU is making in its dining sustainability include trayless dinning, donating excess food to local charities, donating cooking oil to a biodiesel processor, using trans fat-free oils in fryers, switching to compact fluorescent lighting and recycling cardboard and steel cans. While the University is making efforts toward a greener institution, students and faculty are encouraged to participate this week and learn how they, too, can be a sustainable aspect of WVU. “We are doing ‘Sign the Pledge,’ so we are trying to promote more WVU students to participate in more sustainable acts like cleaning up, turning off a light switch, stuff like that,” said Reed Dempsey, a senior

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WVU to host sustainability week By Meghan Bonomo

SGA vice presidential candidate Ben Seebaugh speaks during Monday’s debate.

All Night and get the students more involved as freshmen, and then keep them involved.” The laser tag WVUp All Night Extended debut will be held March 8-9 from 7-11 p.m at the Student Recreation Center. For more information about WVUp All Night, visit the program’s website, www. wvupallnight.

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ON THE INSIDE The West Virginia women’s basketball team will host a rematch with Kansas State tonight at the Coliseum. SPORTS PAGE 9

Freshmen Elementary Education major Addie Schneid has recently written and published her own children’s book. The book is entitled “Shelly on the Seashore” and is Schneid’s first book entitled “Shelly on the Seashore.” Schneid says she came up with the idea while at the beach one summer. The story is about a seashell that travels the world on the ocean, visiting many interesting places. On the way the seashell makes several friends but at the same time becomes lonely because she has no family to return home to. After being told by a publisher that she should wait until she had a degree to start thinking about publishing a book, Schneid decided to take matters into her own hands and began searching the internet for alternate methods of publishing. She came across a website called AuthorHouse Publishing, sent an email, and received a phone call the very next day. Schneid paid for the pub-

lishing, and was in full command through the entire process through correspondence with the publishing company. Schneid was able to have a say in all of the illustrations, and was even able to add some of her own personal touches, including a shout out to her alma mater, Central Catholic High School, on one of the pages. Shneid said Karen Culcasi, a World Regions professor, was a major influence in the writing of the book. Schneid turned to her for help in deciding which places the seashell should travel in the book. “It is crucial and amazing to have a student like Addie be an advocate for geographers,” says Culcasi. “She was already very motivated on her own, so I was happy to help her look for unique geographical locations.” Schneid and Culcasi discussed ocean currents and the way a seashell would realistically flow through the ocean, as well as many places with unique topographical features that would make the book

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PROBLEMATIC PLAY The WVU men’s basketball team has had its share of struggles this season, much to the dismay of head coach Bob Huggins. SPORTS PAGE 12


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Members of The Revolution and THE Party gather before the start of the SGA debate Monday.


Continued from page 1 “We ask why: Why now try to start changes that you could have done while you were in office during your seven years of experience?� she said. THE Party was critical of SGA Revolution’s freshmanheavy governors ticket. SGA Revolution vice-presidential candidate Benjamin Seebaugh rebutted their challenge. “Don’t confuse the age of our candidates as inadequacy,� He said. “We interviewed over 70 people to find the best students on WVU’s campus. “I’m confident we have them.� In their closing statements, both parties appealed to the student body for support. “Being experienced student leaders, Christian and I are able to separate what we can achieve from what we can’t,� Mucino said. “We have already made strides to make sure each platform can be accomplished,� Guy said. “Now is our chance to take all of those platforms Mel Moraes/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM we haven’t gotten to before Debate moderator and former WVU College of Law professor Forest “Jack� Bow- and bring them back to you man asks a question during Monday’s debate. – the students,� Seebaugh


Continued from page 1 multiple sclerosis, so he has a close tie with people who are terminally ill. I was inspired by him to do it,� Taylorson said. “One of the places we are going to be cycling through is the Colorado Rocky Mountains, so the terrain will vary. There will be flat areas, crazy mountains and everything in between,� she said.

Some other stops along the way will include St. Louis, Mo., Canyon Country, Utah, and the Appalachians in Tennessee. A ride this distance requires a great amount of endurance and determination, and though Taylorson has never participated in something similar to this, she believes she can take on the challenge. Taylorson was on the rowing team at WVU her freshman year, so she said she is

used to working hard with a team. “I’m going to receive my bike in the next two weeks, and I’ll begin going on long rides. I’ve been working out about three or four hours a day to get ready for this,� Taylorson said. Taylorson isn’t the only person who believes she has the drive to take on the ride. Senior Ashley Dolan, a close friend of Taylorson, said she believes Taylorson is ready to take on the


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Continued from page 1 interesting. “Our goal was to try to show how diverse and complex our world is,� says Culcasi. Schneid’s goal is to have her book integrated into the core curriculum in elementary schools. “I want younger children to be able to learn geography and history,� says Schneid. “I didn’t know about the world until my senior year of high school, and now I realize how important it is,� she says. Culcasi said the book does more than just entertain the reader. “Integrating more geography into elementary education is of vital importance,�

said. “We’re all here because we want to improve student government. Who do you trust to do that?� After the debate, candidates mulled around the room, posing for photographs or rallying with fans. The presidential candidates were asked about their party’s performance in the debate. “I’m really confident in our ticket members,� Mucino said. “They did really well on their speeches, and they’re really passionate about the issues they repreMel Moraes/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM sent. I think that’s the most Students watch the debate from the stairs in the Mountainlair Monday. important thing.� “Both parties, we’ve known each other for years,� Guy said. “It was kind of said that you saw a few jibes here and there, but I thought it went pretty civil. Both parties did a great job.� “I was impressed by the amount of supporters for our parties,� Campione said. “And also by the amount of average people, not wearing campaign shirts, that showed up to find out about the debate.� “I was overwhelmed by the quality of the candidates on both tickets,� Seebaugh said. “I think our candidates represented our philosophy very well.� Mel Moraes/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

challenge. “She works out every day. She’s always talking about it. She works really hard at fundraising and is always putting her name out there,� Dolan said. As well as fundraising for an important cause, Taylorson said the trip is something she wants to celebrate before graduating college and entering her career. “I haven’t been farther west than West Virginia, and it’s one last crazy trip for me says Culcasi. “As a mother and a teacher, I think that learning geography is very worthwhile for young children.� “Giving younger children more global perspectives will promote longer life learning and people will be more likely to study geography at the university level,� adds Culcasi. Schneid hopes that by publishing this book, she will have a more competitive edge in the job market after her graduation. She plans on writing more books in the future, and her ideas include a book about the geography of West Virginia. “Shelly on the Seashore� is available on Amazon or as both a hard copy and an e-book.

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Supporters look on during Monday’s SGA debate. to see the country and spend 70 days getting in shape,� she said. The 25 cyclers will have the option to fly back to the East Coast or take a bus back across the country once the ride is completed. Taylorson said she is enthusiastic about empowering young adults and having the chance to make a positive effect on the all of the communities she comes across. “The majority of people


Continued from page 1 public relations student. Friday will feature fun activities that will enable students to learn and enjoy fun games at the same time, said Averie George, a junior Public Relations student. “On Friday, we are going to be having all the games like the plinko board game and corn hole, and we have lots of giveaways for winners,� George said. “We are also trying to get our Twitter count up, so if you follow us, you have a chance to win a water bottle or a T-shirt or one of the other giveaways.� According to Bissinger, practicing and adapting to sustainable lifestyles is only half of what this week is dedicated to. “We also want students to take advantage of academic opportunities at the University (and) to take on green jobs,� Bissinger said. “It’s a


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green economy that’s coming up. So promoting those types of classes and getting them more involved on campus, they are able to prepare themselves for the new era of green commerce.� “Green Career Fair� will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in Percival Hall and the NRCCE. It will focus on Natural Resource careers and Agriculture, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies Careers. Thursday in the Engineering Sciences Building lobby there will be another fair, which will focus on engineering and computer science careers and spotlighting employers with a commitment to sustainability. “We are on both fronts of it here, we’re doing the cocurricular side here, and then the SGA is on the other hand is doing the curricular side,� Bissinger said. “It is bringing those two together for a synergy to promote sustainability.� Each day of the week is planned to a specific theme that is different and exciting for the students and community. For a complete list of Sustainability Awareness Week’s events, visit www.

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you meet are in one way or another affected by cancer,� Taylorson said. “It’s a very challenging thing for a lot of people, so if we can prevent more cases from happening and get people diagnosed earlier, then this a great way to do it.� To learn more and donate to Taylorson’s cause, visit profiles/rachael-taylorson.



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US caught in awkward embrace of Myanmar ‘crony’


U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Jose Fernandez speaks during the conference titled ‘U.S.-Myanmar Economic Relations: The Path Forward’ at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office Monday. YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The image was meant to convey growing friendship between the United States and Myanmar, the world’s hottest frontier market. Flanked by national flags, Win Aung, the president of Myanmar’s main business association, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jose Fernandez shook hands in Yangon and agreed to deepen business ties between their countries. The awkward part? The United States still dubs Win Aung a “crony” who allegedly used his close ties to Myanmar’s old military rulers to build one of the country’s biggest business conglomerates. He remains on a blacklist of entities U.S. citizens and companies are banned from doing business with. Their handshake Monday illustrates the complex and sometimes contradictory path the U.S. is forging as it tries to encourage new business ties with Myanmar while retaining moral sway over powerful economic, political and military interests it has long censured.

Many praise the ethical stance taken by U.S. policymakers and hope that the entry of U.S. companies will help forge a more transparent, less corrupt corporate culture. But some question the effectiveness of Washington’s chosen tools and the impact they have on the ability of U.S. investors to compete in what has quickly become a hot market. Unlike the European Union and Australia, which lifted their travel and financial sanctions against Myanmar, the United States has taken what U.S. officials call a “calibrated” approach to retain leverage in case Myanmar’s political and economic reforms get derailed. While Washington has suspended most restrictions, the U.S. still maintains its list of targeted sanctions, bans some people from traveling to the U.S. and blocks imports of specific products, such as jade and rubies, for which trade has been dominated by state and military interests. Fernandez was in Myanmar as part of a U.S. business

delegation, the first since President Barack Obama’s historic November visit. The delegation was organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Win Aung’s group, the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry. Over 50 representatives of U.S. companies including Chevron, General Motors, Target Corp., ConocoPhillips, Caterpillar, General Electric International, Honeywell and eBay are scheduled to spend the week meeting with leading businesspeople and government officials in Myanmar. Fernandez, in an interview, declined to comment on Win Aung’s inclusion in the list of so-called “Specially Designated Nationals.” The list forms the backbone of U.S. sanctions against Myanmar now that general restrictions on investment, imports and financial services have been suspended in response to the sweeping economic and political reforms instated since Myanmar’s president, Thein Sein, took office in March 2011.

Fernandez conceded that “maybe some adjustments need to be made” to the list, but praised it as an important foreign policy tool for encouraging responsible investment. “The value of the list is we continue to have concerns about human rights abuses, as well as continued political prisoners, continued military ties to North Korea and corruption. That list is a valuable tool for addressing those concerns,” he said. Win Aung, who also heads the Dagon Group of Companies, with interests in timber, rubber, energy and construction, urged the United States to remove all its sanctions against Myanmar, also known as Burma. “We request your government to support us with a total lifting of sanctions for the benefit of the majority of our people,” Win Aung said. U.S. companies have welcomed the easing of sanctions, but many say the fact that sanctions have been suspended, rather than eliminated, discourages long-term investment and

that the welter of remaining regulations is a drain on time and resources. “You can’t do a lot of direct investment if there’s the specter of it being taken away tomorrow,” said Darren Brooks, senior corporate counsel for Caterpillar Asia. “It’s a little bit of a minefield. We’re trying to tiptoe around it and do things correctly.” The latest sign of the ambivalence of U.S. foreign policy came Friday, when the government responded to pressure from U.S. business groups by allowing U.S. companies to transact with four Myanmar banks that are still on the U.S. sanction list. Two of the banks, Myanma Economic Bank and Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank, are state owned. Asia Green Development Bank and Ayeyarwady Bank are privately owned. Asia Green Development Bank is owned by Tay Za, who was described by the U.S. Treasury in 2008 as an arms dealer and financial henchman of the former military regime. Ayeyarwady Bank is owned by Zaw

Zaw, who was described as “one of Burma’s up-andcoming cronies” in a June 2009 leaked diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Yangon. He has not been publicly linked to arms or drug dealing. “American corporations are very late in every business sector,” said businessman Aung Aung, whose oil and gas and hotel companies have alliances with Korean, Indian and Russian partners. “Asian countries, like India and especially China, have already dominated the market. It’s difficult for American companies to compete.” The U.S. ranked 13th in foreign investment in Myanmar as of Jan. 31, according to Myanmar’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. The U.S. accounted for just 0.6 percent of approvals by dollar volume – less than the Netherlands, France and Vietnam. China ranked number one with a 33.9 percent share of foreign investment approvals, followed by Thailand.

Italy faces political gridlock after elections ROME (AP) — Italy faced political paralysis Monday as near-complete results in crucial national elections showed no clear winner and raised the possibility of a hung parliament. The uncertainty bodes ill for the nation’s efforts to pass the tough reforms it needs to snuff out its economic crisis and prevent a new round of global financial turmoil. The chaotic election scenes in the eurozone’s third-biggest economy quickly snaked around globe —– sending the Dow Jones index plunging more than 200 points in its sharpest drop since November and causing Tokyo’s redhot benchmark index to sink nearly 2 percent at open. A major factor in the murky result was the astonishing vote haul of comicturned-political leader Beppe Grillo, whose 5 Star Movement has capitalized on a wave of voter disgust with the ruling political class. That has coupled with the surprise return as a political force of billionaire media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, who was driven from the premiership at the end of 2011, to roil the Italian ballot. Berlusconi’s alliance was neck-and-neck with center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani’s coalition for both Parliament’s lower house and the Senate. The ballot was so close that final official results were not expected until daytime Tuesday, at earliest. The decisions Italy’s government makes over the next several months promise to have a deep impact on whether Europe can decisively stem its financial crisis. As the eurozone’s third-largest economy, its problems can rattle market confidence in the whole bloc and analysts have worried it could fall back into

old spending habits. The unfolding uncertainty raised the possibility of new elections in the coming months, the worst possible outcome for markets that are looking to Italy to stay the course with painful but necessary reform. While Italy’s postwar history has largely been one of revolving-door governments, it has never seen a hung parliament. Experts said that’s likely to change now. “This has never happened before,” said James Walston, a political science professor at American University of Rome. He predicted such a swirl of political chaos that new elections may need to be called as soon as the new legislature chooses the nation’s next president this spring. The Italian election has been one of the most fluid in the last two decades thanks to the emergence of Grillo’s 5 Star Movement, which has throbbed with anger at politics as usual. The movement came against a backdrop of harsh austerity measures imposed by technocrat Premier Mario Monti – who has fared miserably in the elections. While Grillo trailed the alliances of the two biggest mainstream forces, his movement looked set to become the biggest single party in Parliament’s lower house – a stunning result

for a protest campaign that is just over three years old. Many eligible voters didn’t cast ballots, and a low turnout is generally seen as penalizing established parties. The turnout, at under 75 percent – in a nation where it has historically been above 80 percent – was the lowest in national elections since the republic was formed after World War II. Disgust with traditional party politics likely turned off voters, although snow and rain – this was Italy’s first winter time national vote – also could be a factor. The decisions Italy’s government makes over the next several months promise to have a deep impact on whether Europe can decisively stem its financial crisis. As the eurozone’s third-largest economy, its problems can rattle market confidence in the whole bloc and analysts have worried it could fall back into old spending habits. Bersani, a former communist, has reform credentials as the architect of a series of liberalization measures and has shown a willingness to join with Monti, if necessary. But he could be hamstrung by the more left-wing of his party. His party would have to win both houses to form a stable government, and given the uncertainty of possible alliances, a clear picture of prospects for a

new Italian government could take days. It is all but impossible that Bersani would team up in a “grand coalition” with his arch-enemy Berlusconi. Grillo’s camp also played down the prospect of cooperation with the ex-premier, who has been embroiled in sex and corruption scandals. “Dialogue with Berlusconi? It is very difficult to imagine that Berlusconi would propose useful ideas (for the movement),” said 5 Star Movement candidate Alessandro Di Battista at Rome headquarters. “It never happened until now, but miracles happen.” Italy’s borrowing costs have reflected the optimism that the country will stick to Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi casts his ballot in Milan, Italy, Sunday. its reform plans.




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OPINION SGA election endorsements

Tuesday February 26, 2013

Before we announce our endorsements for this year’s Student Government Association election, we would like to take a moment to explain the wisdom underlying newspaper endorsements to head off the inevitable torrent of criticism that will come our way, regardless of whom we endorse. Our endorsements are made based on the deliberations of The Daily Athenaeum’s editorial board, comprised of the editor-inchief, the managing editor, the opinion editor, the city editor, the sports editor, and the arts and entertainment editor. Endorsements are traditionally released by newspapers prior to the start of voting to provide voters with a reasoned case for supporting particular candidates. The reasoning behind newspaper endorsements goes a little something like this: as journalists, we spend our time closely observing politics, much more closely than the typical layperson. In our particular case, we are the only journalists covering SGA throughout the year, so we are uniquely positioned to present a case for the election of particular candidates based on their records, as opposed to their election season rhetoric.

Having said that, these endorsements are merely the opinion of the staff. There will certainly be those who disagree, as is their right(we sincerely hope no one disagrees vehemently enough to steal our newspapers this time around). But we hope that students will consider our argument before casting their ballot, as we have put forth a great deal of effort to ensure we endorse the candidates who will best serve our University. We would also like to shed light on our decisionmaking process to help our readers understand how we came to our decisions. The student body president and vice president, along with the board of governors, are responsible for representing the interests of the student body and managing a six-figure budget. Moreover, the president and vice president also serve as representatives of the University. To ensure that our president and vice president will serve our best interests and reflect positively on the University, it is paramount that we elect the individuals with the best leadership abilities, the strongest record of serving the University and superior academic achievement. Our endorsements are based on the merit of the

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candidates, feasibility of their platforms and ultimately, their demonstrated ability to lead. Party affiliations were not taken into account for individual candidates. Now, for our endorsements: For president and vice president, we endorse Ryan Campione and Benjamin Seebaugh. Ryan Campione has diligently served in the WVU SGA for three years. During these years, Campione has consistently stood out as one of the few SGA members genuinely passionate about serving the student body, a fact illustrated by his dedication to SGA for this extended period of time. Campione has an accomplished record of following through on his campaign promises, and his achievements include helping to amend the University’s outdated dorm visitation policy and to improve food offerings on the Evansdale campus. Benjamin Seebaugh has similarly demonstrated a passion for public service. From his previous work with SGA and the Student Advocates for Legislative Advancement, which resulted in the passage of a state law protecting student tenants, to his work on LGBTQ equality, Seebaugh also

has a strong record of getting things done. Furthermore, Seebaugh has demonstrated the academic excellence that confirms his qualifications for being an effective representative for our student body. In addition to consistently making the Dean’s List, Seebaugh was selected for the highly competitive Truman Scholarship, a distinguishing honor that signifies his potential to be an effective leader. The pair campaigned on the promise of improved financial transparency, which is desperately needed. A six-figure budget managed by students should be put to work for the students, and every penny that is spent should be publicly accounted for. Currently, SGA funds are shrouded in a cloud of mystery, and it is our hope that if elected, Campione and Seebaugh will hold true to their pledge and publish complete and accurate financial information for SGA. For these reasons we are confident that Campione and Seebaugh are the most promising candidates for student body president and vice president the University has seen in quite some time. For Board of Governors and Athletic Council,

we endorse the following candidates: Molly Callaghan Callaghan’s continued efforts to further promote equality for LGBTQ students are definitely worth pursuing, and her re-election will allow further development of that platform. Justin Fanok Fanok’s desire to make SGA more accountable and cap the amount candidates can spend on campaigns is a step in the right direction. Liz McCormick McCormick campaigned on increased attendance and fundraising for the Creative Arts Center, as well as initiating “CAC Mobile.” Her ideas are feasible and can have a positive impact for all students. Mohammad Amin Afshari Afshari’s platform involves increasing funding for international student organizations and promoting social events for international students to help familiarize them with the University community – ideas that play well to WVU’s increasingly diverse student body. Joy Wang Wang campaigned on three primary platforms : jobs, networking and stability. All students could serve to benefit if she can continue

her work and generate more career-related information for students. George Capel Capel campaigned on strengthening ties between the University and the city of Morgantown. He also wants to livestream all SGA meetings and reinstate an SGA “State of the University” address – both of which can help SGA to become more transparent and involved with students. Morgan Riddle Riddle, an international studies, Russian and French student, has already started working with WVU students and professors to increase the availability and ease of studying abroad and can seamlessly continue that work if elected. Spenser Wempe Wempe’s desire to obtain priority registration for ROTC members and serve as a vocal advocate for military and veterans on campus is a necessary voice for SGA. Ashley Morgan (Athletic Council) In the debate, Morgan didn’t spend her entire time touting her fandom, but instead discussed some specific ways to promote club sports, as well as express a desire to raise attendance at non-revenue athletic events.

Dishonesty and the assault weapons ban SHANTANU KAMAT guest columnist

The Newtown shooting tragedy has sparked a renewed debate about gun control in the United States, highlighting just how divided this country is on so many important issues. While the conversation has been most constructive, some of our gunloving neighbors are doing their best to drag the discussion through the mud. Senator Diane Feinstein and President Obama are proposing a new gun control bill, which calls for universal background checks, renewing a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Some members of the Conservative media and Republican Party are reacting to these proposed changes with statements like: “Our liberty is under threat”, “Obama is tearing down the constitution”, “Obama wants to disarm America”, “Government is coming for your guns”, “Americans will not be able to defend themselves” and so on. Based on the declared intent of the President, coupled with the interpretation of the second Amendment by conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, these statements are factually incorrect and antagonize any meaningful discussion on this subject. President Obama has announced multiple times that he supports the second amendment right of the American people to keep and bear arms. These include handguns, shot guns and hunting rifles. In his 2008 ruling on the Washington DC handgun ban, Justice Antonin Scalia, who is believed to be a staunch conservative abider of the constitution, ruled that the second amendment leaves room for federal gun control on certain weapons. He wrote, “We think that limitation is fairly supported by the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of ‘dangerous and unusual weapons.’” In line with this judgment, military style fully automatic assault weapons are already banned in the U.S. This means neither President Obama wants


President Barack Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 25 to disarm America, nor do Americans have the right to bear any dangerous weapons they like, under the constitution. And based on this Supreme Court ruling by Scalia, Obama is neither tearing down the constitution nor snatching anyone’s liberties. Additionally, under the new gun control bill, written by Diane Feinstein, Americans will be able to own over 2200 different types of guns. To a common man outside the US, where the gun crime is much lower per capita

than in the US, this flexibility and choice goes way beyond liberty. Former General Stanley McChrystal, who led the war in Afghanistan, was asked about the availability of AR 15, the semi automatic assault rifle, which was responsible for the last three mass shootings in America. McChrystal explained, “That’s what our soldiers ought to carry. I personally don’t think there’s any need for that kind of weaponry on the streets and particularly around the schools in

America.” A similar opinion was echoed by General Colin Powell. The majority of police chiefs as well, are against the armor piercing bullets. All these opinions are pointing to only one conclusion. Certain types of dangerous weapons don’t belong in civil society. Even if most of the semi automatic assault rifle owners are law abiding citizens, a single incident like that of Newtown, should be enough for US citizens to think seriously about why any civil society needs

to be armed with militarystyle assault weapons. Conser vatives have given sainthood to Ronald Reagan. But when they use factually incorrect statements to describe the new assault weapons ban written by Diane Feinstein, they conveniently ignore that Ronald Reagan was in support for the assault weapons ban. Just the way they ignore that in Great Britain, where guns are banned, there were 27 murders in 2010 due to gun violence, compared to over 11,000 in the United States.


Finally assault weapon advocates have to keep the following incidence in their mind. Newtown shooter Adam Lanza’s mother, a passionate second amendment supporter, had 6 guns at her home out of which 4 were assault rifles. She could not defend herself from her own son, when it came to exercising her own second amendment right. And neither could Chris Kyle, an American hero, despite being trained and one of the most skilled Navy Seals at a Texas gun range.








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DAILY HOROSCOPES BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you often find yourself caught in the middle of arguments. You can see the pros and cons of each side, but you might not feel confident enough to offer your opinion. A relationship needs tending if you want it to work. A dear friend or partner plays a significant role. If you are single, you might be challenged to meet the right person. You are likely to meet this person sometime after spring, and he or she could become a part of your life history. Incorporate a stressbuster into your daily life.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH You might try to clear up a situation, only to find that it has more complications than you originally thought. Unless you have strong conversational skills, the problem could worsen. You aren’t going to convince anyone of the rightness of your ways. Tonight: Hang out. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Recognize what needs to happen in order to make a situation work. Your fiery personality could factor into your decision-making. How would you like to change the course that you’re presently on? Weigh the pros and cons first, then decide. Tonight: Your treat.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH Express your thoughts clearly; otherwise, you could come off as being too sarcastic. Be careful. You can be sure that others have many different thoughts, and they might feel frustrated enough to wage war. Avoid that type of mess at all costs. Tonight: Take a brisk walk.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH You feel more in tune with others than you have in a while. Try not to get upset by the inevitable disagreements that could pop up from out of nowhere. You know that sometimes, the less said, the better. Open up to conversations. Tonight: Whatever feels like the right thing to do.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Your creativity emerges, which makes nearly anything possible. Your friends and/or associates could be defiant, as confusion marks a situation. You also might feel hurt that someone has turned down an invitation. Tonight: Do what feels right to you.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Take your time when making a decision. Someone’s comments might surprise you. Whether you take what this person says personally is your call. Avoid sarcastic and angry people, if possible. Opportunities come once you detach. Tonight: You need a time-out from certain people.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH You could head in a certain direction if you so choose, despite what is happening around you. Certain circumstances could trigger you, but you don’t need to take action. It would be wiser to do nothing and come from a focused point of view. Tonight: Happy at home

SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH You know what you want, and you know what feels right. After engaging in a conversation in which you had thought everyone was on the same page, you might find out otherwise. The discussion might have caused some controversy. Tonight: Where your friends are.

CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Leftover bit 6 Kitchen meas. 10 Highland tongue 14 Thrill to pieces 15 Commuter’s option 16 Cuts short 17 “Understood!” 18 Egg on 19 Debt-heavy corp. takeovers 20 Pittsburgh fan base, collectively 23 A pop 24 Confirmation or bar mitzvah 25 Tons of, casually 27 Philatelist’s pride 31 Pet welfare org. 32 Tie up loose ends? 33 Shed a few tears 34 “Bus Stop” playwright 37 Radar’s favorite drink 40 Butter on the farm? 43 Windy City trains 45 Solemn promises 49 Annual political speech 54 Appeared on TV 55 Penlight batteries 56 AFL affiliate 57 Commercial interruptions literally found in this puzzle’s three other longest answers 61 Just as you see it 62 City near Sacramento 63 Young neigh sayers 65 Adjust, as strings 66 Close 67 Slippery as __ 68 Israel’s only female prime minister 69 Nile threats 70 Toy bear named for a president DOWN 1 Line piece: Abbr. 2 Places to hide skeletons? 3 Dilapidated dwelling 4 End in __: come out even 5 He refused to grow up 6 Faithfully following 7 Oil units 8 Talk with one’s hands 9 Earnest request 10 Nixon attorney general Richardson

11 Like some of Michael Jackson’s moves 12 Advertiser 13 Twisty curve 21 DMV certificate 22 Dr. Mom’s specialty 23 “This is your brain on drugs,” e.g. 26 Unspecified quantity 28 12th century opener 29 Deighton who wrote the “Hook, Line and Sinker” trilogy 30 40-Across mate 35 Prefix with thermal 36 Santa’s helper 38 Pet on your lap, maybe 39 Author Fleming 40 Cape Town’s country: Abbr. 41 Being debated 42 Bond’s is shaken, not stirred 44 Comedy genre 46 Got a giggle out of 47 Raised, as a flag 48 Nestle’s __-Caps

50 Movie trailer, e.g. 51 Boston summer hrs. 52 Nuns’ clothing 53 Kernel holder 58 Rick’s love in “Casablanca” 59 Fireworks responses 60 Top-shelf 61 Way to check your balance, briefly 64 Sneaky



Get Fuzzy

by Darby Conley

Cow and Boy 

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH You will assume a greater role in a project, and you’ll have your share of obstacles to jump. Don’t get too tied up in a situation involving property or a domestic matter, as you could feel torn between two possibilities. Be aware of your limitations. Tonight: A must appearance. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Reach out to someone at a distance. Excitement surrounds an idea, but you might not know how to proceed. Just when you think you’ve reached a mutual understanding, you could discover otherwise. Avoid becoming a part of the problem. Tonight: Hop on the computer. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHHH Someone might make an extra effort to get to know you. Don’t assume that this person’s assertiveness will last forever. You could discover that his or her decision is changing quickly. Decide how you’d like to proceed. Tonight: Share today with a dear friend. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHH Allow others to do their thing. You might want to try a different attitude or approach. Now is not the time to sit back and say little. A volatile tone could exist within your interactions, so don’t be surprised if someone loses his or her cool. Tonight: Follow someone else’s lead.

BORN TODAY U.S. Army scout William F. Cody aka Buffalo Bill (1846), comedian Jackie Gleason (1916), singer Johnny Cash (1932)

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Tuesday February 26, 2013

Musical performances highlight 85th annual Academy Awards by lacey palmer associate a&e editor

It is obvious that award show season is in full swing. The 85th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, had its turn in the spotlight Sunday evening. With MacFarlane, the creator of “Family Guy,” the show should have been packed with comedy. Although this was certainly the case, often the obviously scripted humor made the show a little stiff. “It’s an honor that everyone else said no (to hosting the show),” MacFarlane said before beginning his lengthy opening with Captain Kirk, played by William Shatner, on a large overhead screen. Shatner shows MacFarlane a news headline stating, “Seth MacFarlane, worst Oscars host ever.” To remedy this, MacFarlane performs “We Saw Your Boobs,” a parody song naming actresses and the corresponding movie in which one can, in fact, see their boobs, followed by “The Way You Look Tonight,” featuring a dapper Channing Tatum. After a reenactment of the movie “Flight” performed solely with sock puppets and a song by Daniel Radcliffe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and MacFarlane, Captain Kirk shows another news headline stating, “Best Oscars says everyone but Entertainment Weekly.” Finally, the award show was able to begin.

To kick things off, Best Actor in a Supporting Role was given to Christoph Waltz for his role in “Django Unchained.” Waltz beat out greats such as Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones for the award, but he delivered an incredibly humble and respectful acceptance speech. Best supporting actress was awarded to Anne Hathaway for her role in “Les Miserables.” The cheesy yet charming star delivered a speech much better and slightly less awkward than her Golden Globes speech. “It came true,” Hathaway said as she stepped onto the stage discussing her dream to win this award. Best actor was awarded to Daniel Day-Lewis for his outstanding role as Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln,” and best actress was awarded to Jennifer Lawrence for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook.” Although she fell on her way up the stairs to accept her award, Lawrence delivered an incredibly likeable acceptance speech. Toward the end of the show, Jack Nicholson presented First Lady Michelle Obama on the screen overhead to introduce the outstanding nominees for best picture: “Amour,” “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” “Argo,” directed by Ben Affleck, won the award for best picture, and alongside

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Judd Apatow, Grant Heslov and George Clooney, Affleck delivered a perfect speech to end the show. “It doesn’t matter how you get knocked down in life, because that’s going to happen. It just matters that you get back up,” Affleck said. Paul Rudd and Melissa McCarthy presented Best Animated Short Film to Disney’s “Paperman” and Best Animated Feature Film to Disney/Pixar’s “Brave.” “Life of Pi” walked away with many awards Sunday evening, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects. Director Ang Lee also won for best directing, which was perhaps the most honorable of awards the movie received. Channing Tatum and Jennifer Aniston, my favorite and the most attractive duo in the show, presented Best Costume Design to Jacqueline Duran for her work in “Anna Karenina” and Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling to Lisa Wescott and Julie Dartnell for their work in “Les Miserables.” I believe these “backstage” awards make the Oscars unique and worth watching. Halle Berry presented a James Bond tribute followed by an outstanding rendition of “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey, who looked gorgeous in a gold, sequined gown. Shortly after, “Curfew” by Shawn Christensen won Best Live Action Short

Adele performs ‘Skyfall’ at the 85th annual Academy Awards Sunday evening. Film, “Inocente” won Best Short Subject Documentary and “Searching for Sugar Man” won Best Feature Documentary. Austria’s “Amour” won Best Foreign Language Film out of a category full of outstanding, recognizable foreign films. The back-to-back musical performances, which consisted of a “Chicago” performance by Catherine Zeta-Jones, “I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” by Jennifer Hudson and a “Les Miserables” performance by Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and the rest of the “Les Miserables”

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day evening. The duo also presented a tie for Best Sound Editing to “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall,” marking the second tie at the Oscars since Barbra Streisand and Katherine Hepburn tied in 1968. Other awards include Best Original Screenplay to Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained,” Best Adapted Screenplay to Chris Terrio for “Argo,” Best Film Editing to William Goldenberg for “Argo,” Best Production Design to “Lincoln” and Best Sound Mixing to “Les Miserables.”

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Big Gigantic electrifies Metropolitan Theatre


Electronic dance music duo Big Gigantic performs to a rowdy Metropolitan Theatre crowd Sunday evening.

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Beneath a sea of neon lights, Big Gigantic dropped the bass at Morgantown’s Metropolitan Theatre on High Street for a crowd of starry-eyed partygoers Sunday night. The team of Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken form the duo of Big Gigantic, and the two amplified the audience by delivering their electronic sound in an unconventional way – with live instruments. While in the genre of electronic dance music (EDM), they add classical and hip-hop touches

to create their own kind of sound. This style harmoniously blends jazz, percussion and electronic styles. With five years of collaborative experience, Big Gigantic presented a tightknit sound that resonated well with concertgoers. “I’ve been to a bunch of different concerts from every genre of music, and last night was one of the coolest shows I’ve ever been to,” said Quint Cochran, a junior sports management student at West Virginia University. Armed with a MacBook Pro and strapped with a saxohpone, Lalli captivated the audience while

simultaneously performing on both. In adding the saxophone to the mix, Lalli offered so much more than average EDM groups, who typically rely solely on their laptops. To his right sat Salken, who demande d the crowd’s attention with his rhythmic and pinpoint drumming. Cochran said he appreciated the duo’s use of these live instruments. “What did it for me was the live instruments,” Cochran said. “Anyone that is talented, I can appreciate and respect. The sax was awesome.” Those who arrived early

enough were fortunate to hear local artist Mongo play his set, followed by Atlanta-based electronica outfit Heroburst. With groovy bass lines and catchy melodies, both Mongo and Heroburst set the stage for Big Gigantic’s Morgantown debut. And what an entrance they made. Big Gigantic’s light show was absolutely outrageous. Lasers, strobes and enormous props filled the stage with life, and the duo performed to a backdrop of rotating colors and flashing images. Much like their latest album, “Nocturnal,” Big

Gigantic’s set included harder-hitting bass than previous works. Tracks like “It’s Going Down” and “Sky High” took full advantage of the saxophone’s ability to create a seductive buildup just before the bass hits, and these sections rippled through the crowd as concertgoers jumped and waved their hands. In true EDM fashion, the group performed several remixes, such as Knife Party’s “Bonfire” and Aloe Blacc’s “I Need A Dollar,” a crowd favorite. The set ended with a blaring sax, deep bass and fast drums, leaving the

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Metal acts torch 123 Pleasant Street


West Virginia metal legends Byzantine perform at 123 Pleasant Street Sunday night.


Byzantine bassist Michael Cromer (left) and guitarist Tony Rohrbough share the microphone.

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A thundering re-emergence of downtuned, distorted guitars, booming double-bass drumming and groove-laden riffs is upon us. For anybody at 123 Pleasant Street Sunday evening, this point echoed (and is probably still echoing) powerfully within your eardrums, tickling the tiny fibers and hairs that so ardently desire these essential components of heavy metal music. With Charleston, W.Va., legends Byzantine headlining a near-capacity show that also included Mountain State metal masters Let the Guilty Hang, Disillusion Effect and Reanimator, 123 Pleasant Street played host to Morgantown’s hardesthitting show of the year. Byzantine made the trip to Morgantown to host an advance release of their new-

est album, “Byzantine,� after a hiatus that began just four days after their 2008 release, “Oblivion Beckons.� “This kind of feels like the hometown crowd,� said Tony Rohrbough, Byzantine lead guitarist. “Morgantown is always great, and I love playing here.� Former artists under renowned metal label Prosthetic Records, Byzantine dusted off their drums, tuned up their guitars and cleared their throats for one of the most hellacious comeback parties a metalhead could ever desire. With more than 10 years of collective experience as a group, Byzantine continues to inspire up-and-coming metal groups across the state and beyond. “It feels surreal. I really don’t know how to put that into any kind of context,� Rohrbough said of the group’s influence. “I just do

my thing, and I hope people like it, and once in a while people do like it.� While Byzantine’s performance was nothing short of the structured chaos fans have come to expect from the four-piece outfit, the night’s opening acts kicked off festivities with a roaring bang. The night opened with Reanimator from Turnertown, W.Va., who filled the floor with a blend of shuddering screams, rapid riffs and furious drumming. A sound fans can recognize from groups like Conducting from the Grave and Plagues of Man, Reanimator delivered a nice shot of death metal goodness to warm up the stage. Next up was Morgantown, W.Va., group Disillusion Effect, and things went absolutely berserk as this quartet ushered forth a set of groovy, unrelentingly heavy tunes. The crowed moshed,

Byzantine vocalist and guitarist O.J. Ojeda plays a riff onstage at 123. flailed and headbanged for the set’s duration, and patrons were left energized and satisfied when the group left the stage. “We’re not here to waste anybody’s time,� said Chris Rabideau, Disillusion Effect’s vocalist. “We’re just a group of dudes that love metal, and we try to show at every gig we play.� The band noted that opening for Byzantine was a huge honor, and they cherished that opportunity. “They’re the reasons we’re here,� said guitarist Jimmy Rhodes. “Any band that plays mountain metal, you look at Byzantine, and you say, ‘well, Byzantine did it, so can we.’ They mean everything to us.� Let the Guilty Hang picked up where Disillusion Effect left off, and the longtime Mountain State favorites slammed their brand of groovy, melodic metal into

the audience’s chest. For fans of undeniably heavy metal music with melodic and rhythmic sensibilities, check out Let the Guilty Hang at your nearest convenience. At last, the stage was set for Byzantine. From the opening chord to the final breath of vocalist O.J. Ojeda, Byazntine sent the 123 Pleasant Street crowd into a fury, and new and old fans alike were treated to a precise and electrifying performance that few bands of today can match. Needless to say, if Byzantine was a little rusty after their hiatus, it did not show in their work. The each band member executed flawlessly, and metalheads of any level need to mark their schedules the next time Byzantine is in town. “Everything went great. I was really happy with the

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Tuesday February 26, 2013



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West Virginia set to tangle with Wildcats by cody schuler managing editor

The West Virginia women’s basketball team will welcome Kansas State to the Coliseum tonight for a rematch of its Jan. 12 contest. The Mountaineers prevailed in the first ever matchup between the two teams, knocking off the Wildcats 66-52 in front of a crowd of nearly 7,000 Kansas State supporters. With only three regular season games remaining on the schedule, tonight is a critical game in terms of the Mountaineers’ postseason hopes. West Virginia (16-10, 8-7) will host No. 1 Baylor Saturday and then travel to Texas to face the Longhorns March 5. The Big 12 women’s basketball conference tournament will begin three days later March 8. Kansas State (13-14, 4-11) currently sits in eighth place in the Big 12, and the Mountaineers are two spots ahead of them in sixth. Senior guard Brittany Chambers leads the Wildcats’ offensive attack, averaging more than 19 points and seven rebounds per contest. Sophomore guard Haley Texada (12.4 ppg) also averages double-digit scoring for Kansas State. The Mountaineers are coming off a triumphant 58-50 road victory against TCU in which the team connected on a season-best 10 three-point field goals. Junior guard Taylor Palmer paced all Mountaineers in scoring with 19 points, including five three-pointers. Palmer (10.2 ppg) is one of three West Virginia players to average more than 10 points per game. Redshirt junior guard Christal

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West Virginia head coach Mike Carey talks to his team during a timeout earlier in the season. Caldwell (12.9 ppg) is the team’s leading scorer and redshirt senior center Ayana Dunning (10.2 ppg) is the team’s leading rebounder (6.3 rpg). The Mountaineers have gotten significant contributions from a variety of players, including newcomer Bria Holmes and sophomore forward Averee Fields. Holmes, a freshman

guard from New Haven, Ct., is averaging 6.2 points per contest despite playing less than 13 minutes per game. Fields, a Murray, Ky., native who has started all 26 games for West Virginia this season, is averaging 8.3 points per game and has cemented herself as one of the Mountaineers’ most consistent players. In the Jan. 12 matchup

between West Virginia and Kansas State, Caldwell and Dunning powered the Mountaineers’ offensive attack scoring 19 and 14 points, respectively. The Mountaineers were able to limit Kansas State to just 7-of-22 shooting from beyond the arc, and for the season, West Virginia ranks second in the Big 12 in three-point shooting

defense. Kansas State will look to Chambers to provide another solid performance offensively if it hopes to leave Morgantown with the upset. Chambers finished with a game-high 20 points in the last meeting and played all 40 minutes of the game. Kansas State took a thin 23-22 margin into the

locker room at halftime but failed to match West Virginia’s second-half surge, as the Mountaineers outscored the Wildcats 44-29 in the second half to solidify the win – West Virginia’s first-ever road win as a member of the Big 12 Conference. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.


West Virginia falls to Edinboro, ends losing streak vs. Clarion By Jon fehrens Sports writer

It was a weekend full of action for the West Virginia wrestling team as it faced Edinboro in Morgantown Saturday night and then made a trip to Pennsylvania to take on Clarion Sunday. WVU faltered in its first match against Edinboro, 29-9, but came back strong Sunday by finally snapping its losing streak after defeating Clarion in a close 18-15 match. Saturday night was “Senior Night” in the WVU Coliseum, where seniors such as Shane Young and Phil Mandzik were honored. West Virginia came into the match with a huge disadvantage after junior Nathan Pennesi broke his hand in a practice drill last week; Pennesi won’t return until the NCAA Championships. Young started things off for the Moutaineers and finished his last career home match with a win against Edinboro’s Kory Mines by a score of 4-2. It was a conservative


Continued from page 12 catch up to them, and they allow their opponents to pull away. “When you get to that point in the game, it’s either you push through or you lay it down,” said senior forward Matt Humphrey. “Whether we’re up or we’re down in a game, that point gets there, and we’ve never pushed through.” Throughout the year,


Continued from page 12 how to fit in the Saints’ offense with Drew Brees. Payton has created opportunities for Sproles and Marques Colston, and Austin could be an added element to the wide open Saints offense. Lastly, down in Houston, Austin could be that last piece to the Texans’ offense. Already having play makers on the outside in perennial

first period for both wrestlers where no points were awarded to either wrestler. Young opened up the scoring in the second period by earning a quick escape point and followed it up by earning another two points by a takedown late in the period. “Young will go down as one of our top lightweights. He has been one of our toughest competitors,” said WVU head coach Craig Turnbull. Edinboro would go on a roll, picking up wins at 133, 141 and 149 pounds, extending his lead to 17-3 heading into 157-pound bracket. Freshman Jason Luster was called on for the start and managed to put the Mountaineers back on the scoreboard with an overtime victory against Casey Fuller. Fellow freshman Bubba Scheffel was the only other winner for WVU, and defeated his opponent 8-2 and to pick up his ninth win of the season. West Virginia looked to rebound against Clarion Sunday and needed a victory by heavyweight Mandzik to finally end its winning drought.

Young started things out again for the Mountaineers and just like he did Saturday, put his team out front early. After holding each other in check for the first period, Young managed a takedown with less than a minute remaining in the third period to make it an undefeated weekend for the senior. Junior Colin Johnston contributed with a win at 133-pounds, extending WVU’s lead to 6-0. Clarion responded by winning at 141 and 149-pounds, to put them on top by a score of 9-6. Ross Renzi, Bubba Scheffel, and Lance Bryson all came away with wins, setting the score even for the heavyweight match. Mandzik elevated the Mountaineers by scoring a takedown in the opening period and scored another one in the final seconds to secure a win for his team. WVU will not take part in any action next weekend but will begin preparations for the Big 12 Conference duals set to take part March 8 in Stillwater, Okla.

Huggins has been forced to make plenty of changes with his personnel to try to find the right mix of players who will give the consistent effort he wants to see. After 27 games, the Mountaineers have used 11 different starting lineups. Eleven players are currently averaging more than 10 minutes per game – something that has never happened at WVU in Huggins’ first five years. Yet he’s still having a hard time finding the right mix. He hasn’t found the best

combination that will give that consistent effort. “It’s kind of like you’re a supervisor, and you’ve got a guy who won’t do right, so you say ‘You’re out,’ and you put another guy in,” Huggins said. “And then you put another guy in and he won’t do right, and you put another guy in and he won’t do right ... That’s kind of how I feel. “I don’t have any answers. I’d like to think I do, I thought I did.”

All-Pro Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter, Austin is the perfect complement on the inside. With Johnson drawing double teams and Walter needed attention from a number two cornerback, Gary Kubiack would gladly take Austin’s 4.34 speed matched up against a safety, nickel corner or linebacker any day. Austin would reap the benefits of an already talented offense. The combine allowed Tavon Austin to prove measurable size and workouts like

the 40-yard dash, but what it did more importantly was make NFL decision makers think about how they could use Austin. Since the combine went well for Austin, NFL teams will go back and watch more of his game tape. What they’ll find on tape is that he’s as good, if not better, as football player than he is a workout warrior. Because of that, Austin will be a sure first-round pick come April.

West Virginia senior Shane Young competes in a match earlier in the season.

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Tuesday February 26, 2013


WVU wins one each against Wake and Youngstown State By Kevin Hooker


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The West Virginia baseball team traveled to Winston-Salem, N.C., this weekend, winning two of its four games against Wake Forest and Youngstown State. A season-high six errors, including four in the seventh inning, cost the Mountaineers as they lost to Youngstown State 10-7 Friday. Despite the loss West Virginia pumped out 12 hits, making the third straight game of 10 or more hits. Starting pitcher Corey Walter was charged with the loss after allowing four earned runs and striking out three batters in his five innings of work. His record dropped to 0-2. “The two worst games we’ve played this year were both on the first game of the weekend,” said WVU head coach Randy Mazey. “When you can’t get outside to practice and work on different things, it takes us a little longer to get our feet on the ground.” The Mountaineers played a double-header, beginning with Youngstown State in the early Saturday afternoon. West Virginia ultimately defeated the Penguins 7-3, thanks to a four-run first inning. “After that first game, I thought we played really well,” Mazey said. “We stood in there really well this weekend against some pretty good (pitching) arms.” Starting pitcher John Means pitched 5 strong innings, allowing one run on four hits to earn his first win as a Mountaineer. WVU first baseman Ryan McBroom highlighted the afternoon

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West Virginia’s Ryan McBroom connects with a pitch during a game last season. with a three-run home run. The Mountaineers won their second game Saturday as well, defeating Wake Forest by a score of 9-2. Pitcher Harrison Musgrave (1-0) went 8.0 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. It was only his second appearance on the mound since coming off Tommy John surgery. Left fielder Jacob Rice was the key to the Mountaineers’ offense, hitting 4-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Right fielder Brady Wilson also had three hits with two runs, two RBIs and a solo home run. All in all, six different Mountaineers recorded multihit games. “When we pitched well, we hit well,” Rice said. “We

played together as a team, and it was a good weekend.” Th e Mou nt a i n e e r s wrapped up the weekend with an 11-3 loss against Wake Forest Sunday afternoon. Pitcher Dan Dierdorff struggled on the mound, only pitching 2.0 innings. He allowed five hits on five runs with four walks. “(Wake Forest) had some really good pitching, and they locate well,” Rice said. “But I thought we had a good approach, and we swung (the bat) well.” Rice had another strong outing for the Mountaineers, knocking two of WVU’s eight hits. He also had a stolen base and RBI. Despite the blowout loss,

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the WVU bullpen provided reason for optimism. Relief pitcher Pascal Paul struck out two in two innings and allowed just one hit, while Taylor Munden got the Deamon Deacons to go 1-2-3 in the eighth inning. “We’ll have a good week of practice this week,” Mazey said. “Hopefully we’ll be ready by next Friday.” Overall, the Mountaineers’ record drops to 3-4. The team will travel to Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 1-3 for games against Indiana, University of Maryland-Baltimore County and Florida Atlantic.

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Despite their third loss to a top 50 program in as many tries, head coach Tina Samara is pleased to see the progress the West Virginia women’s tennis team made in their 5-2 loss to Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa. “Winning would be the icing on the cake for us this year with this schedule and this young group,” Samara said. “After VCU, we were finally at the point where everyone competed, we kept that up this week.” The Mountaineers, an extremely young group, are made up of two seniors, one sophomore and four freshman. As expected of a young team, the Mountaineers were more concerned with wins and losses as opposed to getting better with each match and competing. Against Penn State, West Virginia competed right from the second the doubles teams took the court particularly on one doubles, when sophomore Ikttesh Chahal and freshman Hailey Barret battled, though the 6-2, 6-2 score does not tell the story. “At one (doubles) it’s

compared to one singles. You can’t make mistakes at those spots, and at one (doubles) we’re young,” Samara said. “We’re just not executing when we have to, and that’s just inexperience. It will get better. “They kept competing. They never quit. They didn’t look like they got blown out, it was a competitive match.” Chahal followed up her loss on the doubles court with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 loss. Chahal has struggled with consistency all season, so Samara was glad to see the Chandigarh, India, native bounce back with a dominating set after losing the second. “I made it clear to her last week: ‘Don’t expect perfection now that you get it. You’re going to fall back into some tight situations.’ Which is exactly what happened,” Samara said. “The difference was this time she managed to snap out of it quicker. “We’re going to look back with her and see when she really got an understanding of what competing is and how to walk away from every match knowing that you left it all out there. So it was really good to see her con-

Eight personal-best times led the way for the West Virginia track and field team on the first day of competition at the Big 12 Indoor Championships Saturday at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The distance medley relay team, consisting of Kelly Williams, Christa D’Egidio, Peyton Hampson and Sarah Martinelli placed third, with a season-best time of 11:29.91. Head coach Sean Cleary had high hopes for Williams this weekend, expecting she would qualify for indoor nationals in the mile. She currently has the No. 21 mile

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tinue on that.“ The other Mountaineer to earn a victory against the Nittany Lions was freshman Vivian Tsui. Tsui and fellow freshman Irinka Toidze are eager to show signs of growth as both foreign-born players adjust to the life of an American student athlete. “I tell them, ‘Once you all have your number one priority as your team and winning, then a lot of these problems will go away.” And up until now, I don’t think

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everyone had that feeling,” Samara said. “When they’re seeing how it feels like to do that, they’re seeing how much more fun the sport can be.” “Everybody is starting to get on the same page as to what (competing) means,” Samara said. “I really, honestly believe if we keep doing this throughout our next few matches, we are going to be competitive toward the end of the year.”

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jump was the fourth best in WVU program history. In the weight throw, senior Heather Adams finished in 10th place with a mark of 17.76 meters – the fifth best in program history. Adams now owns all five top-5 marks in the weight throw in program history. All-American SarahAnne Brault, who ran only for the second time this season, placed ninth in the 5,000 meter-run with a time of 16:46.80. Jordan Hamric finished in 10th place with a personal-best time of 16:46.82. In the 600-yard dash, with all four Mountaineers participating finishing with personal-best times. Christa

D’Egidio finished in 12th place, Allison Tyree followed in 16th place, while Arielle Gaither and Alyssa Scherich finished in 18th and 19th place, respectively. Following day one of competition, West Virginia stands in ninth place. Despite placing secondto-last following the first day, Cleary understands the process wouldn’t be easy. “The philosophy of this year’s team is to learn what we need to be ready for in the future,” he said. A full recap and results will be found at following the full competition. dasports@mail.wvu.eduv



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Place your ads by calling 293-4141, drop by the office at 284 Prospect St., or e-mail to the address below. Non-established and student accounts are cash with order. Classified Rates 1 Issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.28 2 Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.68 3 Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.20 4 Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.60 Weekly Rate (5 days) . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.00 20-Word Limit Classified Display Rates 1.2”. . . . . . . . . . . . .22.68 . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.44 1x3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.02.. . . . . . . . . . . . .39.66 1x4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.36 . . . . . . . . . . . . .52.88 1x5 . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.70 . . . . . . . . . . . . .66.10 1x6 . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.04 . . . . . . . . . . . . .79.32 1x7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .79.38 . . . . . . . . . . . . .92.54 1x8 . . . . . . . . . . . . .90.72 . . . . . . . . . . . .105.76

Several within walking distance to campus LOCATIONS Idlewood St., Lewis St., Irwin St., Stewart St. Coming this Spring Protzman St. Visit: or 304-296-8943

4BR HOUSE. Jones Ave. W/D, off-street parking. Close to both campuses. Lease/deposit. 304-292-5714 6BR House. Close to downtown/campus. Utilities included. W/D, 2BTHS, 2 kitchens. Large Bedrooms. Quiet Neighborhood. $460/month/per person. Lease/Deposit. 304-292-5714 AVAILABLE MAY. NEAR CAMPUS. 3-4/BR 2/BA. D/W, W/D, Off-street parking. Full basement, backyard, covered-porch. $325/BR plus utilities. No Pets. 304-282-0344. MUST SEE just across from Arnold Hall 4BR and 2 and 3BTH houses with W/D, DW, Microwave, A/C, parking, all in excellent condition. All utilities included. For appointment call 304-288-1572, 288-9662, 296-8491 website JEWELMANLLC.COM

ROOMMATES JUST LISTED! MALE OR FEMALE ROOMMATE for brand-new apt. Close to downtown. Next to Arnold Hall. WD, DW, AC, Parking. NO PETS. $420/mo includes utils. Lease/Deposit 304-296-8491 or 304-288-1572

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

HELP WANTED BARTENDING UP TO $300 A DAY potential. No experience necessary. Training available. Age 18 plus. 800-965-6520 Ext. 285 BLACK BEAR BURRITOS hiring kitchen staff at both locations. Must be available thru summer. Part time or full time. Experience preffered. Apply within HIRING IMMEDIATELY, no experience required, entry-level, part-time/full-time, seasonal/semester, low-key environment, advancement possibility, super-flexible schedules. Apply Online/Call 304-292-2229 JERSEY’S SUBS HIRING line cooks and drivers. Day or evening available. Apply in person 1756 Mileground. LOCAL CHILDCARE CENTER seeks employees with morning availability (approx 8am-12/1pm). Contact Mark or Jessica R. to schedule interview. 304-599-3041 Mr. C’s WISEGUY CAFE looking for part-time cook and delivery driver. Phone 304.599.3636 or 304.288.2200

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CALL 304-293-4141 BEVERLY AVE. APARTMENT. 2-3-4/BR Well-maintained. Off-street parking. W/D. DW. A/C. NO PETS. Available May 20th. 304-241-4607. If no answer: 282-0136.

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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



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101 MCLANE AVE. (One block from both Life Sciences Building and Honors Dorm) Available June 1st. 1 BR, AC, WD 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.

BRAND NEW! Luxury 3 BR’s. Jones Place. $625/person incl. garbage, water & parking. 500 steps to Life Sciences. Call 304-296-7400.

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225, 227 JONES AVENUE & 617 NORTH ST. 1,2,3,4 BR Apartments & Houses, excellent condition. $395/each/plus utilities. NO PETS. Free-Parking. 304-685-3457 E.J. Stout 1-3 BR’s. Stewart St. area. Available May. Starting $350/p. 304-296-7400. 1/BR, 1 BATH AND 2/BR, 2 BATH CONDOS. Near Hospital. Water & sewage paid. $600 & 900/month. 304-282-1184 1BR W/D D/W. Very nice. Walking distance to campus. $500/mth, plus elect & trash. 304-685-3243 1,2,& 3 BR APTS DOWNTOWN: Available May/June. no pets. 304-296-5931

CAMPUSVIEW APARTMENTS! NOW RENTING for May. 1, 2, & 3BR apartments. Close to main campus. W/D, A/C, dishwasher, private parking, pets with fee. Call 207-793-207 or 304-322-7447 EFF., 1 & 2 BR Close to Hospital/Stadium. Free Parking. No Pets. May, June, July & August Leases. Utilities Included w/Eff. $495.00 & 1BR $575.00, 2BR $700.00 plus elec/water. A/C, W/D and D/W. STADIUM VIEW 304-598-7368 GREEN PROPERTIES Available May. Very Large 1 BR Apartment, South Park. $560 month + utilities. No pets. 304-216-3402 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


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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. STAR CITY 2BR 1BTH. Large carpeted D/W, W/D, gas, AC. No pets/smoking. Off street parking. $600 plus util. 304-692-1821 STEWART ST. AVAILABLE MAY: 1,2,4 BR Apartments $475-$1200 month. All utilities included. Parking, W/D. No Pets. 304-288-6374

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‘I don’t have any answers’ Mountaineers ‘embarrassed,’ disappointed in performance this season by michael carvelli sports editor

When the West Virginia men’s basketball team ended its season in disappointing fashion in the NCAA tournament last March, it left the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh thinking brighter times were on the horizon. Even with the loss of Kevin Jones and Truck Bryant, head coach Bob Huggins felt that his team would have the talent returning to make it back to the tournament for a sixth consecutive season. But following a 73-57 loss at

the hands of No. 14 Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon, its third straight double-digit loss, Huggins tried to wrap his head around the fact that those goals will not be accomplished this season. “I’m not going to lie, I never saw it coming,” Huggins said. “I’ve always taken a lot of pride in the fact that I could get guys to play hard and I could get guys to compete. “For some reason I haven’t been able to reach these guys, which is my fault. I should have been able to find a way to reach them.” As the Mountaineers dipped

below .500 once again in the loss to the Cowboys, Huggins didn’t feel as much of the anger and frustration that he had at the beginning of the year when the Mountaineers were struggling. This year has brought on a completely different feeling for the veteran head coach. A feeling he hadn’t experienced much in more than 30 years of coaching: embarrassment. “I’ve been embarrassed since the first game,” Huggins said of West Virginia’s 84-50 loss to nowNo. 2 Gonzaga in the season opener. “You go back and look – I don’t

get beat like that. My guys played so hard and competed so hard that we never, ever got beat like that. Ever.” And the frustrations don’t end at Huggins. The players aren’t taking things too well either – especially the ones who have been there and experienced the successful times that the program has gone through as of late. “Our expectations were high coming into the year. Huggs even told us last year that if we weren’t a top 25 team this year, then something was wrong,” said redshirt sophomore forward Kevin Noreen. “We’ve let down Huggs;

we’ve let down each other. The way I like to play is not let people down, and I’ve been a part of that this year. I’m not happy with myself because of that.” One thing Noreen and a few other players pointed out following Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma State was that throughout the year, the Mountaineers have hardly ever been blown out of a game from the beginning. West Virginia has constantly been able to hang around with its opponents for a while, but then mental lapses and other factors

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Combine opens National Football League door for WVU’s Austin gREG MADIA MULTIMEDIA EDITOR

Anyone who has seen former West Virginia Wide Receiver Tavon Austin play football knows he is fast. Just turn on game film of Austin against Clemson or Oklahoma. But by running a 4.34 40yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis Sunday,

Austin proved to NFL scouts and coaches he maintains straight-line speed over a long distance. The Baltimore native needed to run well to confirm what NFL decisionmakers saw on game film. Now that he has done that, the NFL door has opened up a multitude of options for Austin at the next level. Anywhere Austin ends up, he’ll probably be sent to return kicks and punts in addition to his offensive responsibilities, so that is a given.

Start simple – say a basic pro-style offense like what the Pittsburgh Steelers run. By completing 14 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, Austin showed there is bulk to his five-foot-eight, 174 pound frame. Since Austin measured bigger than expected, pro-style teams may feel he is able to take hits that slot receivers sometimes take in the NFL. In that type of offense, Austin would essentially be a third option out of the slot.

Now, anything beyond the pro-style system for Austin is where possibilities get fun. Austin was paired up with arguably the best offensive mind at the college level in WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen. At the next level, imagine Austin matched with Bill Belichick in New England, Sean Payton in New Orleans or even Gary Kubiak in Houston. These are three creative guys who could put Austin in playmaking situations.

Begin with Belichick and his offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. As innovators of offense, they would find ways to make Austin special. The obvious would be having Austin fill Wes Welker’s shoes in the slot and as underneath pass catcher for Tom Brady. The fun would be lining up Austin in different positions – the slot, wide out and backfield, similar to what Danny Woodhead has done for the Patriots during the past few seasons. Be-

The Daily Athenaeum & Maniacs Basketball Student Tradition 1. Make sure you have a copy of the basketball edition of The Daily Athenaeum It will include the game’s Maniacs Musings and a preview of the game

2. Use the paper to act disinterested when the opposing team’s starters are announced

cause Austin is a much better athlete than Woodhead, Belichick and Brady could do more in the screen game and run game for him. In New Orleans with Sean Payton, the Saints have to be looking for someone to spark their 2013 season after a tough 2012. Darren Sproles, who will be 30 at the beginning of the season, is not that guy anymore. Austin can learn from Sproles


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Grab your copy of the DA, open it up like you’re reading it. Boo after each player’s name is announced.

3. Prepare your DA for WVU’s entrance

Tear the newspaper into confetti while the scoreboard plays the Mountaineers’ entrance video. When the Mountaineer Mascot shoots off his musket, throw your pieces of confetti into the air and cheer as loud as you can for the Mountaineers!


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