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High St. assault still unresolved by lacey palmer associate a&e editor

Freshman engineering student and member of the West Virginia wrestling team Christian Chirico was assaulted early Sunday morning, and the individual who caused the injury remains at-large. At approximately 2 a.m. near Daniel’s clothing store on High Street, Chirico was

struck with a glass beer bottle from about seven yards away, according to graduate occupational therapy student and Chirico’s sister, Lindsey. An unidentified male threw the glass bottle, which hit Christian directly in the eye, Lindsey said. The impact caused excessive bleeding and he was rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Christian sustained substantial injuries to his eye, which required immediate surgery. He developed complications with his breathing and nearly lost his life post-surgery, Lindsey said. Although his vision is coming back slowly, Lindsey said it is still quite compromised. Christian was discharged from the hospital Monday evening.

SALA to work on improving PROMISE by summer ratcliff staff writer

Every year since 2002, thousands of West Virginia high school students have applied for and received tuition assistance through the state’s PROMISE Scholarship Program. When the program was launched, students with a 3.0 GPA and a 21 ACT composite score were eligible to receive full tuition to an instate school of their choice for eight semesters. As interest in the program grew; and the state budget tightened, requirements for test scores increased and scholarship amounts decreased. As it currently stands, students must have a 3.0 GPA and have a 22 ACT composite score to receive $4,750 toward their tuition at an in-state university from the scholarship. In response to the lessened levels of aid provided by the PROMISE Scholarship, members of the Students Advocates for Legislative Advancement (SALA) are taking it upon themselves to propose state legislation that will revert the scholarship to some of its former guidelines. Kristen Pennington, the co-chair of SALA, said she has noticed one of the largest reasons students don’t stay in school is a result of financial struggles. “A lot of students drop out of school because they simply can’t afford it anymore; $1,000 can be the make-it or break-it point for some students to stay in school,” Pennington said. “The solution to the problem is PROMISE – it’s the only way some students in the state have an opportunity to stay in college.” In 2011, retention rates of PROMISE Scholarship recipients at WVU were 22.1 percent higher than non-recipients. This can be attributed in part to the financial struggle some students face.

Lindsey, who will graduate in May and has been at WVU for five years, was also a friend of Ryan Diviney, who was assaulted on campus in 2009. “I used to be able to walk home from the library without worrying,” Lindsey said. “Yes, these types of things happen everywhere, but it’s happening more and more – and it’s happening unnecessarily,” she said.

“I also know, from being here so long, that it may have been two in the morning, but there could’ve been someone sober getting pizza with their boyfriend at Casa, or picking someone up from a bar,” she said. “There’s always an assortment of people on High Street, so I feel someone had to have seen something.” Lindsey is requesting

information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information on the assailant. She can be contacted via e-mail (lchirico@mix.wvu. edu) or Facebook. Those with information can also go to the Morgantown Police Department. Lindsey contacted sociology professor Daniel

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SALA is currently working to draft a bill that will address restoring the full tuition aspect of the PROMISE Scholarship. The bill will also address the issue of the source of future funding for the program. For fiscal year 2013, the PROMISE Scholarship Program is budgeted to receive $18.5 million from the state’s general revenue and $29 million from the excess lottery revenue. With state lottery funds doubling in the last 10 years, the goal of the bill is to increase the amount that is taken from the lottery. Pennington said she feels strongly this is the best time for students at West Virginia University to commit to making a change to help students. “We are advocates for the students of this school and our state. If it doesn’t start with the students here at WVU, who is going to change it?” Pennington said. “We need to speak up and let them know that this is one of the great things about W.Va. – we send our children to college.” Pennington said she sincerely hopes the idea catches on and spreads to county superintendents and other universities across the state. “If there ever was a time to act on PROMISE, it is now. I want this to become a movement,” she said. “It is worth the fight.” In addition to the PROMISE Scholarship legislation, SALA will also be re-introducing a bill concerning mold in rented housing. Last year, the bill passed unanimously in the House of Delegates but did not pass in the W.Va. Senate. Anyone interested in joining SALA or participating in the annual “Day at the Legislature” event in Charleston can contact Kristen Pennington at kpennin1@mix. wvu.edu.

WVU dietitians explain the important features of the meals the group will be preparing.

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WELLWVU gives students spice, helps them learn to cookWELL by alyssa pluchino staff writer

West Virginia University’s WELLWVU: the Students’ Center of Health provided students with the opportunity to cook a nutritious meal with a bit of Latin flare Wednesday. WELLWVU’s cookWELL program teamed with chef Mike Warman to help students prepare various delicacies including baked tortillas, pico de gallo, chilaquiles and chiles rellenos. Each portion of the meal was cooked with nutrient-dense ingredients that provide a healthy alternative to typically heavy Mexican dishes. The courses offered by WELLWVU serve as a foundation to basic kitchen knowledge that can come in handy when eating out has become a burden on the wallet. Aside from the meal preparation itself, students who participated also learned how to handle specific foods as well as the proper way to slice and dice vegetables. In a study performed by the National Collegiate Health Assessment II of 2012, researchers arrived at the startling conclusion that only 5.7 percent of WVU students consume at least five FREGGIES per day (five-nine servings daily is recommended). In response to this growing epidemic, the University is working hard to educate the student body on the importance of proper nourishment. Wythe Woods/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

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Chef Mike introduces the group to the proper ways to slice when cooking.

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SGA kicks off mobile initiative, has first touring meeting By Summer Ratcliff & Jacob Bojesson da staff

The West Virginia University Student Government Association held its first SGA Mobile Meeting Wednesday evening in the Towers Blue and Gold Room.

In an effort to get more students involved, Wednesday’s meeting was the first in a series of meetings to be located in different venues across campus. Cecil O’Dell, who was appointed as the new Director of Student Organizations at the last meeting, formally announced a new committee of student

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organizations. “I’ve taken the liberty to fulfill the duties of my executive position, and that is creating a committee of student organization,” O’Dell said. The committee will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Hatfield’s B. O’Dell also announced the committee will be

holding a student organizations fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Mountainlair. Any organization wishing to participate in the fair is encouraged to contact Cecil O’Dell at codell6@ mix.wvu.edu SGA Advisor and newly appointed Dean of Students, Corey Farris, pro-

moted the upcoming Empty Bowls community service event that will be held Feb. 23 at Mylan Park. “If you’re looking for community service hours you can either volunteer for that event or you can come to the craft center downstairs here in this building [Towers],” Farris said. “If you want to

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ON THE INSIDE Despite a variety of struggles facing the men’s basketball team, the freshmen have been able to contribute in a big way. SPORTS PAGE 10

make a bowl, or you can color a bowl and glaze it, and they’ll donate it to the Empty Bowls.” Farris said he believes Empty Bowls is a great opportunity to gain service experience and help those in need within the community.

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RIVALRY RENEWED The West Virginia University baseball team will play in-state rival Marshall for the first time since 2008. SPORTS PAGE 7

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GOP lawmakers see automatic cuts as leverage

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, walks to a strategy session with GOP members, on Capitol Hill in Washington at the start of the first full day of business for the new 113th Congress. WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a growing sense of resignation that the country’s political leaders will be unable or unwilling to find a way around looming automatic spending cuts despite fresh signs the cuts would threaten the recovering economy. On one side are conservative Republicans, outnumbered and frustrated, who see the painfully large cuts as leverage in their battle to force Democrats into concessions on the budget. On the other side are President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, who are pressing to replace some of the cuts with new tax revenues. The predictable deadlock – and looming cuts of $85 billion this budget year alone – has the potential to slam the economy, produce sweeping furloughs and layoffs at federal agencies and threatens hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs. The cuts would shrink

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the Pentagon budget by 7 percent and force most domestic agencies to absorb a 5 percent cut concentrated in the last half of the budget year. Just last year, GOP leaders were among the loudest voices warning of dire consequences for the military and the economy if more than $100 billion in cuts across the board went into effect. Now, even as defense hawks fume, Republicans see the strategy as their best chance of wringing cuts from costly government benefit programs like Medicare that Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress have been reluctant to touch. The move is fraught with risk. Some $43 billion would be cut from the Pentagon budget between March and October if battling Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on an alternative. Equal cuts would hit domestic programs, although the

health care programs that are major drivers of future deficits are largely exempt. “Talk about letting the sequester kick in, as though that were an acceptable thing, belies where Republicans were on this issue not that long ago,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday. “This is sort of political brinksmanship of the kind that results in one primary victim, and that’s American taxpayers – the American middle class.” The automatic cuts, known as a “sequester” in Washington-speak, are the penalty for the failures of the 2011 deficit “supercommittee” and subsequent rounds of budget talks to produce an agreement. Along with the threatened expiration of Bush-era tax cuts, the spending cuts were a major element of the so-called fiscal cliff crisis that gripped the country at the new year. While most of the tax cuts – except

for upper-bracket income – were made permanent, negotiators could only agree on a two-month reprieve to the sequester after finding $24 billion in replacement money that reduced this year’s round of cuts from $109 billion to $85 billion. Eight more years of cuts, totaling almost $1 trillion, still remain. The austerity, economists say, would slow down the economy. Under a formula by the Congressional Budget Office, a $43 billion cut in defense spending could cost 300,000 jobs this year. “In terms of the political dynamic here, defense spending is only 20 percent of the federal budget, but it’s taking 50 percent of the cuts, which means it’s going to be hitting the Republicans a lot harder than the Democrats,” said defense analyst Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute think tank. On Wednesday, the government reported that the

economy shrank by 0.1 percent in the last quarter of 2012 and said a slowdown in defense spending and uncertainty over the automatic spending cuts could have kicked in at the start of the year. Last year, Republicans issued dire warnings of the impact the cuts would have. Defense hawks like Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., made campaign tours in political swing states like Virginia and Florida lambasting the cuts, warning that the reductions would hollow out the Pentagon and cost many thousands of jobs. They reminded voters that the sequester was an idea developed by Democrats during 2011 negotiations on increasing the government’s borrowing cap. “The White House is responsible for the ‘sequester’ that threatens our national security,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said

in September. “History has taught us we can’t continue with policies that jeopardize our defenses or weaken our economy.” This year’s GOP move to embrace the sequester was hatched at a recent strategy retreat for House Republicans in Williamsburg, Va. Much of the retreat was devoted to coming up with a way to solve a more urgent issue: finding a way to get the tea party-infused House to again increase the debt limit and prevent an economically devastating, firstever default on U.S. obligations. The party agreed on a strategy to punt the debt dilemma until May or later and instead use the sequester as leverage in the budget debate. A senior House GOP aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss party strategy, said some Republicans see the sequester as their best opportunity to achieve spending cuts.

it is soup and bread and cookies. It’s all donated, Continued from page 1 and if you go to the event the donation all goes to lo“The premise behind cal soup kitchens.”

Students planning to run in the upcoming election will begin collecting signatures today until Feb. 14. All governor and ath-

letic council hopefuls must receive a minimum of 696 signatures, and each President and Vice Presidential team must collect a combined total of 1392

signatures. Campaigning for next year’s election will begin Feb. 18, and voting will be held Feb. 26-28. Wednesday’s meeting

will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Law School as a continuation of the SGA Mobile initiative.

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Religious Studies Study Abroad Open House Are you interested in learning about Japanese religion and culture? Have you ever wanted to be an archaeologist? Is the Vatican on your list of places to visit? Do you want to learn more about Amish and Mennonite life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, WVU’s Program for Religious Studies has a Study Abroad program for you. Join us for a night of free food and information about these incredible travel opportunities to Israel, Italy, Japan, and Elizabethtown, PA!

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Continued from page 1 “The WELLWVU Office of Wellness and Health Promotion designed the eatWELL program to help students increase fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption, to gain practical experience with preparing healthy foods and to be able to identify nutrientdense foods,” said Shannon Foster of WELLWVU. This is the second year WELLWVU has offered free courses and there are three more sessions planned for this semester. Students will be given the opportunity to prepare dishes from the regions of Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica. Classes will be held Feb. 13, March 6, and March 20 6 p.m.-8 p.m. WELLWVU recently formed a partnership with the Human Nutrition & Foods program, which will

allow more classes to take place in the future. S t u d e n t s w h o a ttended previous sessions were able to prepare and enjoy meals including FREG GIE Quesadillas, Mac and Cheese Cauliflower, spinach-pearpomegranate salad and baked apples. Preparing dishes such as these show eating healthy does not have to be boring and that simple FREGGIE swaps can really make a difference that promotes good health. EatWELL also provides programs such as “tweatWELL,” Eat This...Not That Trivia, Nutrition Bingo and much more. WELLWVU has also created FREGGIE games that include FREGGIE MatchUp and eatWELL Myth or Fact. These programs are specifically designed for WVU students and offer a fun way to become more nutrient-mindful in an envi-

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Brewster, who organized many fundraisers for the Diviney family. “As members of society, it is our responsibility to reduce this type of violence,” Brewster said. “We have the capacity to make our streets safer as a result of our own desire to not help hide the identities of the individuals who commit these types of crime.” The incident is currently under investigation by the Detective Division of the

Morgantown Police Department. Any information that may aid in the resolution of this case is welcomed. “Whenever one of our students is put in danger and the individuals who commit these types of crime are not held accountable – that makes all of us unsafe,” Brewster said. “If these individuals assault an individual in public, there is likelihood that they will strike again. We must all be responsible for making our community safer.” lacey.palmer@mail.wvu.edu


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Available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or PC, ‘The Cave’ offers gamers a rewarding puzzle-based experience.

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Double Fine Productions has a penchant for putting out unique video games. For instance, “Psychonauts,� a story about children at a psychic summer camp, or “Stacking,� where players take on the role of a Russian who nests dolls during the Great Depression. Their latest release, “The

Cave,� is no different. “The Cave� tells the story of an anthropomorphic cave that contains everyone’s greatest wish, be it the sword Excalibur, the love of your life or the freedom to leave the house and get away from your parents. Players must choose a group of three different characters and face the perils of the cave to understand what it is they truly want in this world. Playable characters are a knight, a hillbilly, a time traveler, a rocket scientist,

an adventurer, a monk and a set of twins who work together as two parts of a whole, each bringing their own special abilities to the table such as a grappling hook, telekinesis or the ability to hold their breath indefinitely. As the journey through the cave progresses, the player’s party must solve puzzles that will allow them to continue, and they must also have their party members face their own personal demons in a game that is chock full of dark humor.

Odds are, if you meet someone, you have to either kill them or ruin their dream to continue the adventure. This game comes from the mind of Ron Gilbert, one of the creators of classic adventure games like “Monkey Island� and “Day of the Tentacle,� and this game continues his tradition of the bizarre and entertaining. Unlike most adventure games, “The Cave� lacks any sort of inventory and only allows a character to hold one item at a time, so

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Like it or not, games for smartphones are becoming more and more popular. From “Infinity Blade� to “Angry Birds,� there is something for every game fan. Unquestionably, one of the most popular titles is Imangi Studio’s “Temple Run,� a game so mindlessly simple, it is no wonder they made a sequel. “Temple Run 2� works on the same premise as the first, where players take on the role of an adventurer to steal an idol from a demonic creature while dodging all sorts of perils. The allure, though, is that you can never actually escape your doom, so you just run and run, hoping to break your previous high score. That said, “Temple Run 2� improves just about everything offered by the

And while replaying with different characters unlocks new areas, a few puzzles will have to be repeated numerous times and can become a bit of a chore. Still, the unique art design, the amount of creativity put into each puzzle and the fact that the game is available on the Xbox 360, the Playstation 3 and PC make “The Cave� something worth spelunking into.

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‘Temple Run 2’ improves on the popular original title in several ways. original. Gone is the Amazonian jungle, replaced by a vaguely Asian setting that is reminiscent of “Kung Fu Panda.� In addition, the straight paths are replaced by curving roads, zip-lines and mine carts. The controls still operate in roughly the same fashion; players tilt and swipe their phone screens to survive, but there have been a few minor changes. No longer do players earn multipliers by simply collecting coins. The coins are now used to activate various power-ups, such as speed boosts and temporary shields. Also, if a player dies, they can use gems to come back to life close to the point in the game where they died, with each consecutive death costing more gems. Basically “Temple Run 2� is a more beautiful and more advanced version of the original fan favorite. Although it isn’t without its problems.

most of the puzzle-solving focuses on teamwork. For example, an early puzzle has one character ring a bell to summon a monster while a second character activates a giant claw machine to grab the monster and move it out of the way. All of the puzzles featured in “The Cave� are relatively easy to solve, making it a lot less frustrating than other series out there. Typical players can expect to finish their first run of the game in four hours.

This game will kill your phone battery faster than watching Youtube videos all day, so if you need your phone for an important call, don’t play more than a game or two. Also in certain situations where traps are too close to each other, if there isn’t a power-up available, players are guaranteed to die, and the gems that act as extra lives are few and far between. Finally, there still seems to be no discernible story as to why taking the idol summons a demonic gorilla, a point I’m sure some people are curious about. Still, with a zero-cost price tag and availability on both iPhones and Android devices, people can do a lot worse when it comes to a time-wasting game. I suggest you download and run wild with it.

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Mine helmets and painted crosses at the entrance to Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch coal mine in Montcoal, W.Va. serve as a memorial to the 29 coal miners who were killed in an explosion at the mine. The West Virginia Board tainly hopes the passage and edy that left 29 coal miners have been prevented, had The Upper Big Branch of Coal Mine Health and implementation of this regu- dead is believed to have Massey Energy followed ba- tragedy provides all the Safety met Tuesday and was lation is not further delayed. been caused by methane. sic, well-tested and histor- justification that is needed widely expected to pass a The proposed rule would Massey Energy, which ically proven safety proce- for the adoption of tighter rule regulating methane require the shutdown of has since been acquired by dures.” Investigators who methane regulations. It is levels in West Virginia coal mines that maintained a Alpha Natural Resources, helped formulate this re- now up to the West Virmines. However, the rule methane concentration was found to have willfully port found methane detec- ginia Board of Coal Mine was not passed due to the of 1.25 percent for an ex- disregarded existing reg- tors in Massey-operated Health and Safety to do its absences of three members, tended period of time (the ulations regarding meth- mines were often turned off. job and take this imporwhich prevented a quorum exact time has not yet been ane levels in its coal mines. They also discovered cases tant step toward protectA report commissioned by in which fake readings were ing West Virginia’s coal determined). from being met. The rule is still expected High levels of methane then Gov. Joe Manchin con- recorded to conceal the miners. to pass. The Daily Athe- can lead to explosions. The cluded that the disaster was fact the monitors were not naeum editorial board cer- 2010 Upper Big Branch trag- “man-made” and “could turned on. daperspectives@mail.wvu.edu

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Gun control is not the answer to gun violence derrik whitlow columnist

The contentious issue of gun control has come to the spotlight in the political arena in wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. Several of the states that already had some of the strictest gun laws have recently passed, or at least attempted to pass, assault weapon bans on top of a plethora of other gun control measures. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in step with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has pushed for an outright ban on numerous firearms and magazine limits, among other restrictions. Just recently, the Illinois legislature attempted to sneak a

bill through both houses in the late hours, ultimately meeting stiff opposition from gun advocates and other pro-gun legislators. Each state has its own right to determine what laws work for its citizens; however, it is not a coincidence that the majority of the cities with the strictest gun laws most often have the highest crime rates when compared to other cities. A prime example is Chicago. To date, the city already has 40 murders in just the month of January. If this month keeps pace, it will exceed Chicago’s murder rate of 506, set last year. Ironically enough, Chicago is known as both the murder capital and gun control capital of the U.S. Shouldn’t that be an oxymoron? Coincidentally, as many

big cities with high crime rates continue to advocate for stricter gun laws, the one thing they seem to have in common is the highest crime rates, particularly violent crimes. The pro-gun control lobby attempts to side step these facts, and instead plays on the emotions of undeniably tragic events, like the Newtown shooting. A common argument of the pro-gun control movement in regards to assault weapons is that the founding fathers would have never advocated for the Second Amendment if they had any idea the kind of capabilities semiautomatic weapons have now. Let’s take a second to put that into context shall we? Given the undeniably strong stance the Founding

Fathers had on an armed populace, do you think they would still take that position given the kind technology is out there now beyond just firearms? If that is the logic we are going with, then that argument quickly becomes null and void. Furthermore, there are plenty of empirical studies showing that there is no direct correlation between gun control measures and a decrease in the overall crime rate. For example, a recent Harvard study posed the question: Would banning firearms reduce murder and suicide? Contrary to the pro-gun control lobby’s fantasies, the study finds no correlation between gun ownership and violent crimes. In fact, it finds a negative correlation between the two, with the

more gun ownership coinciding with less murder and suicide, as a whole. I’m not advocating we all put our tinfoil hats on and go join the local militia because the big, bad government is coming to get us; however, the biggest deterrent to any government is an armed and law-abiding populace. This is, in fact, the underlying reason the Second Amendment was put into place. The Founding Fathers hit the nail right on the head when they exclaimed, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That was for a very good reason, and history overwhelming sides with the

Founding Fathers, as compared to the likes of individuals like Stalin, Hitler and Mao, who all, coincidentally, disarmed their populations. The Founding Fathers were well aware of what being armed meant to the American populace and what could very well happen if that populace were ever disarmed. The Second Amendment was not put in place to protect our right to duck hunt. On the contrary, it was put in place to protect a law-abiding citizenry against threats from vigilantes and, more importantly, against the threat of there ever being a tyrannical government that imposed its collective will. At the end of the day, it always been better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

Newtown massacre prompts call for a more ethical media gabriella corvese Brown university

The tragedy of the Sandy Hook massacre not only opened American eyes to policy and social issues affecting our nation, but it also illuminated some of the shoddy inner workings of the mechanism that shared this information with us in the first place: the media. Through news websites, Twitter, Facebook and other networks, the American public knew of the events occurring in Newtown, Conn. just minutes after they began. And as time passed and more interest was garnered, questions were raised. Why is this happening? Who is doing this? What is happening to these people? Ours is an easily intrigued and interested culture. It is

in our nature to raise questions about events that shock and disturb us. Thankfully, our media outlets are able to satiate our hunger for information. But sharing the news is not always an act of altruism — information sharing is a for-profit industry. And it is through the media’s overwhelming desire for page views that we, the intrigued public, bear witness to unethical measures. In the hours after the shooting, journalists and reporters flocked to the elementary school. While some interviewed police officers and respondents to the shooting, others sought the input of children. Consulting kids, many of whom were traumatized by the events that occurred at Sandy Hook, is no display of journalistic integrity. It is a cruel and invasive act that only dis-

rupts a community, and disruption is the last thing needed by the residents of Newtown. There is a fine line between reporting on an event and dealing more damage after tragedy strikes a community. If the success of your report depends on a statement from a child, perhaps your report needs some work. When it comes to modern journalism, it is often said that “if it bleeds, it leads.” That is, tragic stories with extreme details attract the most viewers, regardless of whether or not those details were obtained ethically. As empathetic people, we tune in to certain stories just to see how much “bleeding” there really is. Stories like Newtown provoke ethical dilemmas for journalists. How can they maintain their duty to inform the public without manipulating the emotions of the

affected and the consumers? Just like it is unethical to violate the privacy of children for a headline, it is wrong to intrude upon a community to obtain sensational, violent details. Likewise, the media should not attack consumers’ emotions with violent reports for the sake of profit. Amidst tragedy in places like Newtown, it often becomes easy to forget the community itself. But despite the policy issues these horrific events bring to the table, it is wrong to define a thriving town by a political debate or the media’s fascination. The phrase “school shooting” is not a pleasant one to have in my vernacular, but it is preferable to “pulling a Columbine” — an inconsiderate statement that disregards the people involved in this tragedy. Shootings like that at

Sandy Hook bring many important topics up for discussion — topics I believe are worth discussing. But among the significance of these issues remains the need for respect from the media. One way to help the problem is to shrink the already massive reporting force. The White House provides news to the public with smaller press pools that report back to a collective source, as opposed to sending hordes of eager journalists to an event. Perhaps this sort of organization is what the popular media needs. Not only would it reduce the amount of intrusion suffered by a grieving community, but also it would provide more condensed and concise, rather than sensationalized, reports. Most importantly, the media must stop abusing the well-being of in-

dividuals. People should be treated as people, not commodities for reporters to snatch in hopes of getting an eye-catching headline. That especially includes children who have been affected by tragedy, individuals who should be left to heal after an event rather than continuously reminded of it. In journalism, sometimes less is more. While it will take time for the entire system to change, I hope that the discourse of media ethics serves as a wake-up call to journalists, both successful and aspiring. Getting thousands of views on a news segment is gratifying, but the first priority should be the ethical and proper treatment of others, not profit. The media is an important part of a democratic society, and as such, it should work with and for the people, not against it.

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night: Live in the moment.

BORN TODAY This year you will want to detach, especially when you are triggered. You also will make more of an effort to look at the big picture. Once you master this skill, you’ll feel as though you’re more in control of your life. Travel, education and/or a foreigner might play a role in the next 12 months. If you are single, you could become involved with someone very different and creative. This person could be instrumental in your opening up to new ideas and different lifestyles. If you are attached, develop a new hobby together, or plan that long-desired trip.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Stay direct when dealing with a loved one. A situation might cause a conflict between two important areas of your life. If you follow your sixth sense, an innate resourcefulness will emerge. You’ll be able to handle what you thought was not possible. Tonight: Happy at home.

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH The unexpected occurs, and you seem to be the source of the energy. A surprise or change of plans is likely. You will be unusually fortunate through communication. Be careful when spending, as you tend to justify the most extravagant choice. Tonight: Hang out. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Allow greater creativity and more fun into your life. You could be upset by an event or an unexpected situation. For some of you, relief might come in the form of a walk; for others, it could be snacking that soothes you. Tonight: Do something just for you. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH Add more lightness to the moment, especially in difficult or uncomfortable situations. Initially, others might react strangely. Know that humor brings a new perspective. Use care with money and a partner. This person could become controlling. To-

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH Make it to an important meeting, even if it means canceling or rescheduling other plans. The right words work wonders. Share more of your thoughts, especially with a group that has goals similar to yours. Don’t be surprised if you have to revamp plans. Tonight: Out late. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHH Make an extra effort to let someone know your boundaries and what you will and will not do. Creating greater clarity between the two of you will allow more easiness. Accept a compliment in the vein in which it was given. Tonight: Meet up with friends for dinner or a movie. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH What was hard, now is easy. Even if you are dealing with someone who has a combustible personality, do not let his or her reaction throw you. You seem to be able to keep the big picture in mind as you have been changing and evolving. Tonight: Your wish is someone’s command! SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH You will want to take some time to sort through what is going on with you, whether it is behind the scenes or with a key person. You have not slowed down enough to assess where

CROSSWORD ACROSS 1 Treehouse feature 7 Matured, as cheese 11 Some condensation 14 For one 15 One who’s all action 16 Eggs in a clinic 17 Illusionist’s effect 19 Bushranger Kelly 20 Novelist Wiesel 21 “Days of Thunder” org. 23 Duck 26 Diplomat’s forte 28 Feeds without needing seconds 30 Arrive 31 Major bore 33 Pull (for) 35 Kicked oneself for 36 BBQ heat rating 37 County fair competition 41 Flooring wood 43 Busy time for a cuckoo clock 44 Italian soccer star Maldini 47 Many towns have one 51 “Voulez-__”: 1979 ABBA album 52 Big name in foil 53 Make a fine impression 54 Outer limit 55 Discipline involving slow, steady movement 57 Toppled, as a poplar 59 Goose egg 60 1967 #1 hit for The Buckinghams, which can describe 17-, 31-, 37- or 47-Across 65 Traditional London pie-and-mash ingredient 66 New newts 67 Stereo knob 68 Funny, and a bit twisted 69 One way to run 70 Nine-ball feature DOWN 1 Slurp (with “up”) 2 “Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?” singer 3 “Makes no __” 4 Lawyer, at times 5 Renewable energy subj. 6 Equips afresh 7 Nelson, e.g.: Abbr. 8 Hit the road, musically

9 “__ mouse!” 10 In one’s Sunday best 11 Make a bank deposit? 12 Top of the world 13 Lump 18 He played James 22 Half-__: coffee order 23 2002 Olympics host, briefly 24 “As if!” 25 How shysters practice 27 Small crown 29 Onetime Beatles bassist Sutcliffe 32 Led __: “Stairway to Heaven” group, to fans 34 One who turns a place upside down 38 Foldable sleeper 39 Blasted 40 Purple hue 41 Org. with an oft-quoted journal 42 More racy, as humor 45 Tote 46 Sugary suffix 48 “Oh, __ won’t!”

49 Tunnel effect 50 Five-finger discounts, so to speak 56 Audiophile’s setup 58 Witch costume stick-on 59 Wet behind the ears 61 “Spring forward” letters 62 One of four in a grand slam 63 Wildspitze, for one 64 “__ willikers!”

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your reactions are coming from. Take some time to do some soul-searching. Tonight: Not to be found. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH Zero in on what you want. The unexpected occurs when dealing with a child or loved one. Someone in your immediate circle has good news that could make you smile. This person also might have a special invitation just for you. Tonight: Join friends. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You have what it takes, though often you are your own biggest challenge. How you handle a personal matter could change dramatically and cause unexpected developments. You want control, but so does everyone else. Honor your limits. Tonight: A must appearance. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH Life presents many options, and you see them clearly. The question remains: Which path is the best one for you? As you evaluate the possibilities, share them with a friend or an associate who will challenge you if he or she thinks you are off base. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Your efforts have paid off in the past. Once more, your ability to work long and hard hours emerges, which makes you endearing to a special group. A meeting could inform you that there are changes in the works. Use your antennae to zero in on them. Tonight: In the game of life. BORN TODAY Singer/actor Justin Timberlake (1981), baseball player Nolan Ryan (1947), actress Carol Channing (1921)

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The Soul Miners to play Fat Daddy’s

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Local favorites The Soul Miners will perform tonight at Fat Daddy’s Bar and Grill.

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Live Music Thursday continues at Fat Daddy’s Bar and Grill tonight with Morgantown-based R&B and soul group The Soul Miners. The band, which pays tribute to the R&B and soul classics of the ’60s and ’70s, will take the stage at 10 p.m. “The Soul Miners take the term ‘entertainers’ to

a whole new level,” said event promoter Adam Payne. “Whether it’s a Jackson 5 or James Brown cover, frontman Adrian Michaelz seems to transform into whatever artist he is emulating. It’s hard to figure out who is sweating more after the performance – him or the crowd.” With a pocket full of classics that resonate throughout all ages, The Soul Miners are about the moving and grooving, and any-

body who attends a show will leave smiling. “The song selections are very similar to that of a wedding band,” Payne said. “They recreate the most notorious crowdpleasing songs from the ’60s and ’70s.” According to Payne, Fat Daddy’s is the perfect venue for The Soul Miners to showcase their skill, and he expects the night to continue the success he has had hosting live con-

certs there in the past. “Fat Daddy’s has been very welcoming to both bands and music fans,” Payne said. “There is plenty of seating to sit back and watch, or there’s a large dance floor to get down and dance. Adding live music to all the sporting events, video and carnival games makes Fat Daddy’s truly an entertainment playground.” Payne also said while The Soul Miners are a trib-

ute band, this in no way diminishes their musical aptitude and general appeal as a group. In fact, they remain a local mainstay despite their cover-oriented set list because their shows are consistently entertaining. “The Soul Miners are one of few tribute acts that gets invited to 123 Pleasant Street, which is predominately an original music venue,” Payne said. “The Soul Miners proved their

solid local fan base, packing the venue with one of the busiest crowds of last semester.” For a foot-tapping, energy-sapping good time, Fat Daddy’s Bar and Grill is your Thursday night ticket to personal fulfillment. The show begins at 10 p.m., and there will be a $5 cover charge at the door. Concertgoers must be 21 years old to attend. hunter.homistek@mail.wvu.edu

Creative Arts Center hosts doctoral piano recital by corey zinn a&e writer

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Yana Tyulkova performs a piece at her recital Wednesday night in the Creative Arts Center’s Bloch Hall.

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One of West Virginia University’s most distinguished piano students, Yana Tyulkova, performed her second doctoral solo recital Wednesday night in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall in the Creative Arts Center. Tyulkova has been studying to receive her Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and now has three semesters left in the eightsemester program. She played four pieces with remarkable precision and passion, including two crafted by Spanish composer Enrique Granados: “Lament, or The Maiden and the Nightingale” and “Spanish Dances Opus 5.” These songs were as pleasant and romantic as her playing, and the audience watched Tyulkova sway and react to the emotion of the music. “Spanish is very colorful. I’ve been in Spain a few times,” Tyulkova said. “I get a feeling of this country, and when I play these harmonic progressions and the melody, the spirit comes to me.” She also let Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous Sonata Opus 57, “Appassionata,” effortlessly roll off her fingers. Her final piece was serial composer William Bolcom’s “Nine Bagatelles.” This piece

is comprised of nine movements, most of which revolve around rapid, complex and seemingly random harmonies. Tyulkova’s hands leapt across the keys as her face reflected the puzzling notes. Tyulkova said this was the first time she had attempted such a chaotic style and explained the learning process was much longer than with traditional music. “It’s hard to get the material inside of you; like when you play ‘Moonlight Sonata,’ the melody is so easy you can remember it from the first thing,” she said. “But this pointillistic melody – it’s not a melody – it’s just like dots of notes … You are playing for three months already, but you get the feeling that you still sight read.” Tyulkova grew up in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and has been studying classical piano since she was five years old. She received her undergraduate and master’s degree in piano performance in Russia. “My life is kind of a spiral,” Tyulkova said. “There was a circle when I was a classical music girl until 24 – only classical. Then, jazz came to my life and classical music disappears for 10 years.” To pursue her infatuation with jazz, she moved to America and applied to Berklee College of Music to

study jazz vocals. After receiving her diploma, she returned to Russia, where she ran her own vocal teaching studio for nine years. She moved back to America to teach piano after marrying jazz saxophonist Curtis Johnson, but Tyulkova was discouraged to find many universities would not allow her to teach with her Russian diplomas. She decided to audition for WVU’s doctoral program and was given a full scholarship to study piano performance. “Studying here in WVU actually has another side. This academic program is so hard, and you have to find the time to practice,” Tyulkova said. “You have to plan your day very closely.” Currently, she juggles her required work at WVU with homework, practicing and teaching in Pittsburgh on Saturdays. On top of all this, she still can’t escape her love of jazz, so she sings in a big band with her husband on top of several other side projects. Tyulkova said she always plays whatever she wants and would never choose piano or singing over the other. “Who you love more: mother or father? You cannot say,” she said. daa&e@mail.wvu.edu

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RIVALRY RENEWED

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The West Virginia baseball team will play Marshall for the first time since 2008 this season. The three games will be played in Charleston, Morgantown and Beckley, W.Va.

West Virginia, Marshall to play in baseball for first time since 2008 by connor murray sports correspondent

Head coach Randy Mazey and the West Virginia baseball team will kick off its first season in the Big 12 Conference Feb. 15 when it heads down to Jacksonville, Fla., for a three-game set against North Florida. The Mountaineers’ schedule features 32 non-conference games, and the most notable of these games are the three games with Marshall throughout the season. Their Mar. 19 date with

the Thundering Herd will mark the first time in a long long time in-state rivals will face off since 2008. “That was really one of the first things I did when I got here, I thought it was crazy not to play the only other Division 1 school in the state,” Mazey said. “The coach at Marshall is a friend of mine, so we threw that series together in a matter of minutes.” Unlike most series the Mountaineers will play this year, the three games with Marshall will be spread

out over the course of the year, and at three different locations. “I just feel from a fan’s standpoint in West Virginia that that just makes sense for us to play each other, and we’re going to try to spread it out around the state,” Mazey said. “We’ll play once in Morgantown, once in Charleston and once in Beckley, and hopefully have a chance to do that every year.” Following the first meeting in Charleston Mar. 19, the teams will play Apr. 2 in Morgantown and May 14

in Beckley, giving fans from all around West Virginia a chance to see some of the best baseball talent the state has to offer. “No matter where you go in West Virginia, there’s going to be Mountaineer fans everywhere,” Mazey said. “I’ve seen that when I drive through the country out here you see flags flying even if you’re four or five hours from here. There are a lot of Mountaineer fans, so we want to give them an opportunity to see us play without having to drive to

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Mountaineers travel to Syracuse

Morgantown.” Although playing the three games in three different locations may be a benefit to baseball fans across West Virginia, it is just a small part of a rigorous road schedule for the Mountaineers. Only eight of their 56 games will be played at Hawley Field in Morgantown. “What we’re preparing to do, I’m not sure, but it may be unprecedented in college baseball with the travel we’re facing,” Mazey said. “It presents a lot of challenges from an academic stand-

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A Big East Conference rivalry will be renewed this weekend when the West Virginia women’s tennis team travels to upstate New York for two nonconference matches against Syracuse and Buffalo. Despite head coach Tina Samara’s familiarity with the Orange’s program, she is aware of the changes that happen on a tennis team from year to year. “In tennis, familiarity depends on how many people they lose,” Samara said. “They have some new kids and lost a couple, so there will be quite a few new faces.” One face Samara and the Mountaineers will recognize from Syracuse is junior Maddie Kobelt. Kobelt, who plays No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, has won 64.5 percent of her

matches during her three years at Syracuse. Even with that outstanding career win percentage, Kobelt has struggled out of the gate this season with a 2-4 record on the singles court and a 1-5 record on the doubles court. This should make for an exciting matchup against West Virginia senior Audrey Wooland. Wooland has also struggled to begin the season, with a 0-2 record on the No. 1 singles court. One bright side for the Louisiana-Lafayette transfer is that she has pushed all her matches to three sets, showing a fierce competitive streak against the opponents’ top tennis players. A new face Syracuse and Buffalo will have to deal with is freshman Hailey Barrett. Barrett leads West Virginia with two wins this season. For her performance against in-

state rival Marshall, Barret gained some recognition for the tennis team, earning West Virginia Athlete of the Week. “It’s great, I’m pretty sure it hasn’t happened since I’ve been here,” Samara said about Barrett, the first tennis player to win the award during Samara’s time at WVU. “It’s nice to get some recognition, and I think she deserves it.” Barrett hopes to double her wins this weekend against the Orange and the Bulls, who will enter the match with a 1-0 record. Buffalo earned their first win of the season last Monday when they hosted fellow West Virginia rival Pittsburgh, who they edged out 4-3. And don’t expect the Mountaineers to slump against the Bulls Saturday because of their match against Syracuse Friday, a

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team West Virginia has developed a history with. “We’re getting to a point where they’re seeing every match as a rivalry,” Samara said. “It’s important that they see every match as a match they want to win that bad.” With that kind of attitude from her team, Samara is confident her team will get two more wins this weekend to propel the Mountaineers more than 500 for the first time in Samara’s two-and-a-half year reign as head coach. “We have a very good opportunity to win two more matches this weekend,” Samara said. “It’s not going to be handed to us, but I don’t think we played near full capacity (against Marshall). I think there is a lot more we can do if we can get everyone to do it at the same time.” dasports@mail.wvu.edu

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Brighter times on the horizon for WVU athletics sports WRITER

Head coach Tina Samara and the WVU tennis team will travel to Syracuse Saturday.

point, from a fatigue standpoint, for strength and conditioning and nutrition.” Keeping the team focused and ready to perform on these long road trips will be the key to success or failure for the Mountaineers this season. “We have prepared them (the team) for the challenge with the unbelievable amount of travel,” Mazey said. “To me that just presents an unbelievable opportunity for us.”

For West Virginia sports, this just isn’t the year for success. With the exception of having the topranked rifle team in the country, the Mountaineers have struggled this season. We all know about the struggles of the WVU football team. From a defense that just couldn’t get it going all year to the men’s basketball team just trying to find a way to shoot, this inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference has been a bitter pill to swallow. Sure, West Virginia had a good amount of publicity for quarterback Geno Smith following a solid senior year. Receivers Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey also got some well-deserved hype through award nominations and overall recognition for inspiring efforts in games such as Baylor and Oklahoma. But, at the end of the day, West Virginia finished 7-6 and one of its worst sea-

sons in a decade. The latest surge of freshman guard Eron Harris has been the talk of the men’s basketball team. Still, the team has struggled to put together consecutive wins. Right now, the Mountaineers are struggling to earn quality wins to improve their tournament hopes. For the first time under head coach Bob Huggins, West Virginia could be heading to the NIT instead of the NCAA Tournament. The women’s soccer team did continue its success with a Big 12 regular season Championship, but its NCAA first-round loss against Princeton was a letdown following the expectations set for head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and company. The men’s soccer team struggled in its first season as a member of the Mid-American Conference under the leadership of head coach Marlon LeBlanc. West Virginia did not earn a berth to the NCAA Tournament. A highlight for the season came

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Ray Lewis says he’s ‘agitated,’ not angry about PED report

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis speaks during a Super Bowl XLVII news conference Wednesday. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he “never, ever took” the stuff. Lewis described himself as “agitated,” not angry, that the story has become part of the Super Bowl-week prelude to Baltimore’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. He added that he’s certain his teammates won’t be distracted by the report in Sports Illustrated. The magazine said Lewis sought help from a company that says its deer-antler spray and pills contain a banned product connected to human growth hormone. The 37-year-old Lewis is the leading tackler in the NFL postseason after returning from a torn right triceps that sidelined him for 10 games. In a private conversation with Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, and later in the public setting of a

news conference, Lewis distanced himself from Sports With Alternatives To Steroids (SWATS). SI reported that company owner Mitch Ross recorded a call with Lewis hours after the player hurt his arm in an October game against Dallas. According to the report, Lewis asked Ross to send him deer-antler spray and pills, along with other items made by the company. “It’s so funny of a story because I never, ever took what he says or whatever I was supposed to do. And it’s just sad once again that someone can have this much attention on a stage this big, where the dreams are really real,” Lewis said Wednesday, wearing his white No. 52 Ravens jersey, gray sweat pants and a black hat with the team’s purple logo. “I don’t need it. My teammates don’t need it. The 49ers don’t need it. Nobody needs it.” The magazine reported that when it spoke to Lewis for its story, he acknowledged asking Ross for “some

more of the regular stuff” on the night of the injury and that he has been associated with the company “for a couple years.” Lewis’ stance Wednesday was different. “He told me there’s nothing to it. ... He’s told us in the past, he’s told us now, that he’s never taken any of that stuff, ever. And I believe Ray. I trust Ray completely. We have a relationship. I know this man. And I know what he’s all about,” Harbaugh said. “It’s just too bad it has to be something that gets so much play.” Christopher Key, a coowner of SWATS, said in a telephone interview that the company removed from its website NFL players’ endorsements because “all the players were given letters by the NFL two years ago saying they had to cease and desist and could not continue to do business with us anymore.” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that, but did not respond to other requests for comment about

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Thursday January 31, 2013

men’s basketball

WVU freshmen playing well despite team’s struggles by doug walp sports writer

This season has undoubtedly been a tumultuous one for the West Virginia men’s basketball team, but despite its well-documented struggles, there have been some bright, young spots amongst the collective adversity. The most noticeable has been freshman guard Eron Harris. Harris, a 6-foot-2 freshman from Indianapolis, has worked his way into the Mountaineers’ starting lineup during their last five games by giving West Virginia men’s basketball head coach Bob Huggins consistent minutes on both ends of the floor for most of the year. “It is what it is,” Harris said. “I hit my shots. I got to the free throw line. “I’m just playing ball now, like I have since I was threeyears old. Just playing ball but inside the works of the offense. When I get it and see a lane, I’ll take it and be strong with the ball and get it to the rim, try to get fouled. That’s all I’m thinking.” The true freshman’s youth did show Monday night at the WVU Coliseum against Kansas as Harris went 0-5 from the field, including a stagnant 0-for-4 mark from behind the arc. But then again, it was Harris’ first real test against a truly elite defense, and one from which he most likely learned a lot. And even after not making a shot in West Virginia’s last appearance against the Jayhawks, Harris is still shooting the ball from the perimeter better than anyone else on the team. Sophomore forward Kevin Noreen is technically shooting a slightly higher 3-point percentage (44 percent) than Harris (39.7 percent), but Noreen has made just four of his nine total at-

tempts on the season, while Harris leads the team with 23 made shots on 58 attempts from beyond the three-point line. Overall, Harris has shot a cool 44 percent from the floor, and made 81 percent of his 37 free-throw attempts – good for third on the team in his first year of collegiate basketball. It should also be noted that all this success has come on the heels of a semislow start out of the gate for the true freshman. Harris showed promise in practices, and it was only a matter of time before that shooting ability translated into better game performances. And he isn’t the only freshman who has proven to be a reliable threat from beyond the arc for the Mountaineers this season, either. Fellow true freshman guard Terry Henderson has also been one of the brighter spots for a West Virginia team that hasn’t faced this much adversity in a decade. Henderson has started 11 games and is currently shooting 38 percent from the floor and 31 percent from 3-point range. Those numbers would also most likely be even higher, but Henderson has battled his way back from a lower back injury for about six games now, although he certainly won’t use that as an excuse. Since then, he’s been supplanted in the starting lineup by Harris, but when he was 100 percent healthy, Henderson showed an uncanny ability to score from the perimeter in bunches. In fact, Henderson has already recorded six games in double figures during his freshman campaign, including two 20-point performances, despite missing time with the injury. One of those efforts came in WVU’s Big 12 conference

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Freshman Eron Harris goes up for a dunk during a game earlier this season. play debut against Oklahoma, where Henderson made five 3-pointers in the first half alone. “I hated sitting on the sidelines,” Henderson said, after finally returning to the floor last week following his aforementioned injury. “I’ll support my team through-

out it all, but deep down I wanted to get back out on the court. And it felt great being out there.” In addition to Henderson’s obvious and constant hunger to perform – a seemingly rare trait on this year’s team – the freshman has also shown a tremendous apti-

tude as a teammate, never once showing an ounce of resentment toward anyone, despite being replaced in the starting lineup. In fact, Henderson has been as supportive as anybody of his fellow freshman Harris during their first season together in Morgantown.

“I’m glad to see him playing well,” Henderson said of Harris. “It’s a great feeling. We came in as a dynamic duo. I keep encouraging him, and I’ll always be there for him.” dasports@mail.wvu.edu

wrestling

West Virginia looks to get back on track against Pittsburgh this weekend by jon fehrens sports writer

After dropping both matches last weekend, the West Virginia wrestling team will try to get back on track as it travels to face a familiar foe in Pittsburgh Saturday. In the last month of the season, head coach Craig Turnbull has switched gears to motivate his team. Instead of taking away the experience of wrestling the best in the country, he is

urging his team to begin thinking about the NCAA championships. With only a handful of matches left before the Big 12 tournament and the NCAA championships, Turnbull expects to see his team’s best wrestling. In order for West Virginia to be able to compete at their highest level, they need a full lineup, which has proven to be a problem. Colin Johnston, who has been battling weight issues since winter break, will not

be in the starting lineup for the Mountaineers. Johnston did wrestle a very competitive double overtime match against Iowa State, but Turnbull feels like freshman Sean Fee can offer a better chance for WVU. “Johnston has had a very hard time to get comfortably back at his regular weight. This isn’t easy for Colin he feels like he has let the team down, but now the goal is to put a month season together,” Turnbull said. “He just needs

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one win inside the Big 12 to qualify for Nationals. We are supporting him and trying to get him to recognize that this is a challenge. When he is feeling good, he is as good as anyone in the country and that is what we need.” Johnston will join freshmen Brutus Scheffel and Jason Luster as wrestlers who are scratched for this weekends match. Scheffel has been trying to come back from an ankle sprain and is just now starting to get back

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Continued from page 7 after it ended with defender Eric Schoenle going No. 12 overall in the MLS Supplemental Draft, joining former Mountaineer Ray Gaddis on the Philadelphia Union. The women’s basketball team has struggled to finish in late game situations – as four losses have been decided by a total of 12 points. The Mountaineers may also be looking in on a NCAA Tournament berth this season following some strong years under head coach Mike Carey. Carey has gotten his team into the top 10 in years past, and West Virginia is always a tough squad to defeat at the Coliseum. This year, WVU has lost four games on its home floor so far. The wrestling team has struggled under head coach Craig Turnbull. With the change in opposition, West Virginia has some national power-

into workouts. Luster, who took part in both matches last weekend, is scratched from the lineup due to a sudden illness. Sophomore Dominic Prezzia will fill in for Luster. Despite having three starters out, Turnbull will rely on three remaining ranked wrestlers he has to lead the way against Pitt. Senior Shane Young, who was ranked at No. 31, now holds the No. 26 spot on WrestlingReport’s new poll. Nathan Pennesi, the consistent

winner for the Mountaineers this season, now holds the No. 14 spot in InterMat’s poll and the No. 15 spot in both WrestlingReport’s and Wrestling Insider. Lance Bryson comes in at No. 30 on WrestlingReport. “We get very excited to wrestle to Pitt,” Turnbull said. “Regardless who is (on) the lineup we will compete hard against them. We just need to see who (will) step up for this match.”

houses in the Big 12 such as Iowa State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Mountaineers also faced No. 1 Penn State. However, WVU has also fallen to teams such as Rutgers, Maryland and Lock Haven. Its only win has come against Johns Hopkins. No one said the conference change would be easy in any way shape or form. This year could be the wake-up call West Virginia needs for all we know. WVU athletics has looked bright this season. I truly believe that each team has the ability to be very competitive, but minor errors and the inability to play for the allotted time have been setbacks. Take the men’s basketball team, for example. Against Oklahoma State last weekend, West Virginia looked very strong for the first 10 minutes of the first half. In that time, the big guys were playing smart, the team was hustling for loose balls, guys were able to knock down

shots, and West Virginia was getting rebounds. It’s the other 30 minutes that caused problems for the Mountaineers. The women’s basketball team was the same way when it faced No. 24 Iowa State Saturday night. Led by senior center Ayana Dunning, WVU couldn’t miss in the first half. In fact, Carey’s squad shot more than 71 percent from beyond the arc in the first half. The second half was the complete opposite as the Cyclones were able to steal one at the Coliseum. In some regard, you may just have to accept the year this has become for West Virginia and its athletics. It’s a tough transition to move into a different conference; it will take patience as difficult as that may sound. In the meantime, take this year for what it’s worth and just realize that better times could be ahead in the near future.

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The January 31 edition of The Daily Athenaeum