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75% of students agree/strongly agree that WVU tolerates a culture of sexual misconduct

Roughly 60% of students say they have experienced a hate-or bias-motived incident

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46.6% of students say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment

25.2% of students say they have been sexually assaulted at WVU

How safe do you feel?

WVU’s first campus climate survey reveals three-fourths of students believe the University tolerates sexual misconduct, and other considerable portions of students say they have experienced bias, discrimination and even assault first hand. p. 3


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Campus climate survey indicates nationwide issues plague WVU BY JENNIFER GARDNER MANAGING EDITOR

When asked whether they felt WVU tolerates a culture of sexual misconduct, 75 percent of students agreed. Additionally, 46.6 percent of students reported experiencing sexual harassment, and about a quarter said they had experienced sexual assault. The statistics are part of the Campus Quality of Life Survey, also known as the Campus Climate Survey, that nearly 20 percent of students responded to in Spring 2016. The purpose of the survey was to assess how safe students feel on and off campus. The survey results were released Friday. “These are issues that continue to plague our society in general,” said Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, author of the study and director of WVU’s Research Center on Violence. “College campuses really aren’t that unique, in general, because people bring with them their experiences, and a lot of people who engage in abusive behaviors on campus have done it before.” DeKeseredy and others say the statistics in the report are in line with national norms. “In my field, those are not uncommon numbers,” said Mariana Matthews, WVU Title IX specialist. “Those are the types of numbers that we use to prepare prevention programs around, to prepare intimate discussions with students around, because we know those numbers are true and valid, here and everywhere

else. Those are numbers that we work in stride to lower.” Though only 35 percent of the sample said they knew where to go for help if they or a friend experienced sexual misconduct, 69.4 percent of students said they felt WVU takes sexual misconduct reports seriously. Typically though, the report reads, most students are unaware of campus services for sexual misconduct unless they or someone they know have been affected by it. “I think that almost 70 percent of WVU students thinking that we take it seriously is really fabulous,” said Matthews. “I think that one of the issues that we face as a society is students being fearful of reporting because our society has set it up to not believe an individual when they come forward.” In the survey, 18 percent of students answered “yes” when asked if “someone fondled, kissed, or rubbed up against the private areas of my body (lips, breast/chest, crotch or butt) or removed some of my clothes without my consent (but did not attempt sexual penetration).” In the state of West Virginia, that statement describes sexual abuse in the first degree, DeKeseredy said, but most students are unaware of this. Of those who were sexually assaulted, 66 percent said they were victimized by another WVU student or employee, and most survivors said they were harmed by someone they knew. According to DeKeseredy, this is not uncommon. In

most sexual assault cases, the victim knows their offender, which can be a deterrent when reporting. WVU does release its federally mandated Clery Report each year, which documents crime on and around campus, including sexual offenses, however, it only measures what is reported, not necessarily what truly happens. “Most people don’t report these things to the police,” DeKeseredy said. “Less than 5 percent of sexual assault survivors report, so the Clery Act grossly underestimates. The best statistics are statistics like these, from a victimization survey.” To answer additional questions about how safe students generally feel on campus, the survey measured how worried students were about being the target of crimes like breaking and entering, being mugged, having their homes vandalized and more. The survey revealed that men were much less worried about being the victim of a crime than women and members of sexual minority groups. Vandalism elicited the highest percentage of worried students at 35 percent, and being sexually assaulted by a stranger came second at 28 percent, despite the fact that most sexual assault victims know their attackers. Most students overall, were not worried about being the target of these crimes. DeKeseredy found most alarming were statistics about hate—or bias—motivated assault. Nearly 60 percent of students reported being a victim

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of one or more, with verbal assaults as the most common form at 30.38 percent. When asked about perceptions of behavior towards non-traditional students, more than one third stated that racism on campus is a problem and 30 percent reported that people were unfriendly to Muslims and transgender people. Additionally, 40 percent believed women on campus experienced discrimination. “We’ve been really working not only in classes but in open-forum on how do we talk about race, how do we talk about gender,” said Provost Joyce McConnell in response to the numbers. “Let’s get these things out and on the table, so we can begin to educate each other.” DeKeseredy said he could not compare the statistics to other campuses because this was unique to WVU’s climate survey. “We need to think about race and ethnic relationships, particularly in this climate,” he said. “We need to assure international students that they’re

welcome and that we’re thinking about them.” The Offices of the Provost and the Deal of Eberly College of Arts and Sciences sponsored the survey. DeKeseredy estimated the cost of the survey to be around $75,000. “I’m really proud of our campus for being willing to be open about these issues and to understand because we are always on the path to gain better understanding, so we can make things better,” McConnell said. As a researcher, DeKeseredy said the biggest surprise of the survey was its level of participation. It’s the highest he’s seen. Nearly 6,000 students participated in the survey. Of the sample, 57.2 percent identified as female, and 37.1 percent identified as male. Nearly 84 percent were white, 6 percent were Asian, 4.4 percent were African-American and 3.1 percent were Hispanic. The average age of respondents was about 22 years old. DeKeseredy believes this is in part due to students taking pride in their campus and

wanting to be a part of what makes it better. The survey was conducted electronically by DeKeseredy, and WVU sociology professors Amanda Hall-Sanchez and James Nolan. The team has commended the support of the WVU administration for its support multiple times. “I know (Gee) believes it is important, and the Provost is a huge advocate for those who need a voice,” Sanchez said in an earlier interview with The DA. “(DeKeseredy and I) have always praised the institution for standing behind this.” In October The DA reported the study was ready but not yet released due to a series of canceled meetings with the research team and WVU officials. According to John Bolt, the results were withheld to ensure the survey was released responsibly. “We wanted to make sure that when we presented the numbers, it was in a way that was accurate but understood, and not just dumped out there,” Bolt said.


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The Great Mountaineer Race TREVOR KIESS SAVANNAH LUSK JESSE LACKEY TREVOR KIESS A junior from Elkins, WV, Kiess wishes to leave his mark on West Virginia University and the state if selected as the next Mountaineer. Kiess is an accounting student with a minor in pre-law and legal studies. He plans on attending law school or pursuing a masters in business administration following graduation. Being the Mountaineer has been a dream of his since childhood and would allow him to share his enthusiasm for the state. “My whole life I’ve wanted to do two things: represent the state and WVU and leave an impact on both,” Kiess said. He believes West Virginia residents deserve a mascot that will be a symbol of their strength. “We (West Virginians) are strong and resilient and I would like to exemplify that if I’m selected,” Kiess said. As the Mountaineer, Kiess would like to travel the state and spread his passion for the Mountain State. “I think a major part of being the mascot is getting out of

Morgantown, visiting schools, and visiting different parts of the state,” Kiess said. Additionally, Kiess, whose favorite Mountaineer mascot is Jonathon Kimble, wants to connect to WVU fans everywhere. “A lot of people love WVU and I want to reciprocate that, and let them know we’re here for them,” he said. Kiess is the SGA chief of staff for student body president Julie Merow, treasurer of Chimes Junior Honorary, as well as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honorary and the Honors College.

SAVANNAH LUSK The current alternate mascot hopes to promote education and state pride if she becomes the third female Mountaineer in school history. Lusk, a junior exercise physiology major from Covel, West Virginia, wants to attend medical school at WVU after completing her undergraduate degree. She feels the Mountaineer is a symbol of the state and can be used as a platform to

spread an uplifting message. “Being from southern West Virginia and the atmosphere that southern West Virginia carries, I want to give people hope,” Lusk said. If selected, Lusk wants to advocate education to West Virginia youth. “I’m going to do a lot of projects that will really be beneficial to the students and to the kids in the state,” Lusk said. Lusk also wants to strengthen the pride residents have for the state. Lusk thinks it is important that people all over the state be proud of where they came from and she believes the Mountaineer mascot plays a crucial role. “Whether you’re from West Virginia or you just moved here, you become a West Virginian,” Lusk said. Lusk’s favorite Mountaineer is Jonathon Kimble and in her free time she enjoys playing guitar. Lusk founded Helping Hands, an organization that provides lunches to cancer patients. She is also a member of Chimes Junior Honorary, Chi Alpha Student Worship

Organization, SGA and a tutor for the Honors College.

JESSE LACKEY A secondary education and English major, Lackey wants to give back to the state that he said has given him many opportunities. Lackey, a junior from Salem, believes being the mascot would allow him to spread passion for WVU and the state. “I want to be the Mountaineer because he is a symbol of pride and passion for the state and the University,” Lackey said. “It would be a great honor to take on that role.” If selected, he wants to bring optimism and positivity to the state and highlight everything the West Virginia has to offer. “I would do my best to portray WVU and the state as a whole in the most positive light,” Lackey said. Lackey is driven by his zeal for West Virginia. He would be grateful for the opportunity to serve those all around the state. “I have an undying love

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for this state and University,” Lackey said. “They have gotten me to where I am today, and I could not hope for anything else.” Lackey is the president of Phi Kappa Psi and is a member of the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club. He also volunteers with the Mountaineer Boys and Girls club and Empty Bowls of Monongalia County. His hobbies include playing basketball and backpacking.

TROY CLEMONS Clemons is no stranger to working the crowds, talking to West Virginians and advocating for the University as the current Mountaineer. He hopes to continue the efforts he has made this past year, but also adapt to the needs of the state. “I would certainly do some things different, but most of those changes just come naturally to the position and aren’t premeditated,” Clemons said. Clemons, a graduate student in business administration, received his undergraduate de-

gree in sports management. The Greenbrier County native believes he has the qualities it takes to represent the state in a positive way. “It is an opportunity to represent the state and University and spread my passion to anyone I can, to show them why we all love this place so much,” Clemons said. As the 64th mascot, he knows the responsibility that comes with the role and wants to learn from those that have come before him. “I can appreciate how every Mountaineer before me has expanded the role and also made it their own,” Clemons said. “Because of each and every one of them, we are able to have the Mountaineer the way it is today.” When he is not making appearances as the Mountaineer, Clemons enjoys being outdoors, kayaking and snowboarding. Clemons worked as a student manager for the WVU Baseball Team and as an assistant for the Mountaineer Athletic Club.

BY RACHEL RODGERS, DAILY ATHENAEUM CORRESPONDENT


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The Buckskin Lineage

Poll: Who will win the Mountaineer competition? We posted a poll on Twitter asking our followers who they thought they’d see as the 2017-2018 Mountaineer Mascot. With 309 responses, here are the results:

2017 CONTESTANTS

TROY CLEMONS • 46% SAVANNAH LUSK • 27% TREVOR KIESS • 16% JESSE LACKEY 11% ANDREW SPELLMAN / THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

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Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson

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Brock Burwell was the Mountaineer back-to-back in 2010 and 2011.

Carter G. Woodson was born in 1875 in New Canton, Virginia. One of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard, Woodson dedicated his career to the field of AfricanAmerican history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution. He also wrote many historical works, including the 1933 book The Mis-Education of the Negro. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1950.

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Natalie Tennant wore the buckskins in 1990.

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Boyd “Slim” Arnold, the first Mountaineer mascot to wear a variant of buckskin in 1938.

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WVU professor runs for Morgantown City Council BY AMY PRATT STAFF WRITER

A former Peace Corps volunteer, green space advocate and WVU professor is running for Morgantown City Council sixth ward. Mark Brazaitis’ platform is three-fold. His goals for Morgantown are livability, accountability and sustainability. For livability, Brazaitis wants to hold on to the small city feel Morgantown has, but also grow in appropriate places. He said areas downtown and near the Waterfront were ideal and expanding in those areas might cut down on traffic. “We just have way too much traffic for the kind of city we are. It’s about growing in the appropriate places. Certain areas downtown we can put more people there and they can walk. We can be a more pedestrian community,” Brazaitis said. “What we can’t do is keep sprawling and knocking down our forests to

put in more facilities that put people farther away from town that requires them to drive…” As another part of livability, Brazaitis is concerned with preserving Morgantown’s green spaces. For example, Haymaker Forest, which is slated for development even though it’s reserved space on the city’s comprehensive plan. This area is the last link in a green belt of woods and hiking trails around Morgantown. “Green space is gold. It’s going to be the prized commodity of the future. Communities are going to want to hold onto their green spaces because it makes for a healthier community economically, spiritually and physically,” Brazaitis said. Jamie Blaze, a WVU grad who worked on Bernie Sanders’ campaign, encouraged Brazaitis to run and liked his commitment to green space. “I found some of the things he wrote about the Haymaker Forest and it was evident that he was talking about a vision for sustainable development and preserving green space for a healthy lifestyle,” Blake

said. “That was appealing to me as a lifelong (Morgantown) resident.” Brazaitis wants to improve communication between the city and its residents. Brazaitis explained that he and others found out Haymaker Forest was slated for development when they found a sign in the forest. No one from the city announced it. Brazaitis wants Morgantown to be accountable for its actions. Brazaitis also wants to encourage and support local businesses in Morgantown. Sustainability for Brazaitis is eventually extending Morgantown’s borders to include more people into the city and creating a long-term vision for the city and WVU. Patrick Conner, former chair of WVU’s English department and professor emeritus, is pleased Brazaitis is running. He explained that Brazaitis streamlined and improved an evaluation process in Eberly College. “He has always been an exceedingly solid person in the

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Director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, Mark Brazaitis, starts a group discussion for his capstone class on February 16th, 2017. Mark is currently running for city council in Morgantown. department,” Connor said. “He’s dependable. He’s the guy who’s going to consider every emotion in a situation,” Conner said. Brazaitis was inspired to run after the 2016 elections and by realizations he made

while serving in the Peace Corps. “In the Peace Corps, I worked with all kinds of people, mostly poor or farmers, rural farmers who are barely getting by, and I realized that the way to get things done is to

go out there and do them and not trick yourself into thinking you can’t get things done,” Brazaitis said. Morgantown City Council elections are on April 25. All seven seats are open for election.

Women’s Commission hiring student ambassadors BY PATRICK ORSAGOS STAFF WRITER

The West Virginia Women’s Commission is seeking its first class of Student Ambassadors. “(Ambassadors) will help host women-types of activities or workshops at their University, inform the Commission about relevant issues and help with Commission events,” said Nancy

Cline, WVWC Education Committee Chair. The ambassador program is an effort to “groom young women into being a part of change and to show them how change takes place,” Cline said. Part of the goal of the Women’s Commission is to provide guidance and support to women of future generations. “Professional women

wanted to help develop younger women around the state to be civically minded, advocate for women’s rights, and to better their community,” Cline said. The chosen ambassadors will also have a significant voice on commission duties and plans. “Their input will have a great impact on the three major areas we focus on— health, education, and eco-

nomic empowerment,” Julie Palas, interim executive director. Palas said the up and coming ambassadors have a unique perspective that will affect the WVWC. “This unique perspective provides different outlooks and different knowledge to education, health and economics in the state of West Virginia,” Palas said. To be a student ambas-

sador, women are asked to complete an application that can be found online. There is no due date for the completed application, so applicants can attain the position at any time. Applicants should be interested in women’s studies or the goals of the Women’s Commision. Women who would like to apply must be currently enrolled at a WV college, can

provide WVWC representation at their University for one academic year, maintain a 2.5 GPA, can electronically attend WVWC meetings, can volunteer and host University events at their campuses. “The Student Ambassadors chosen will be given the opportunity to work alongside women who are already working to improve the state,” Cline said.


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OPINION

Budget challenges will not stop WVU from providing the best for its students

Living on your own as a college student gives you a crash course in budget-balancing. If your employer scales back your working hours, or other circumstances staunch your cash-flow, ignoring the situation only makes it worse. You have to replace that income or reduce your expenses—immediately. Unfortunately, West Virginia is in a similar position now. Economic declines and falling tax revenues have left a $500 million gap in the state budget. Last week, in his first State of the State address, Governor Jim Justice outlined his proposal to fill that gap by eliminating wasteful spending, generating new revenues and advancing industries with high growth potential including natural gas, tourism and furniture manufacturing. His budget proposal also includes some difficult choices, including a $5.6 million reduction in state support for West Virginia Uni-

turing-based economy to a knowledge-based one. We are preparing students to thrive in tomorrow’s economy, where qualities such as creativity, flexibility and technological savvy will promote success. Consider, for example, the way startup firms are driving much of the growth in today’s economy. We are giving students the skills to start their own businesses, through such programs as: —The Launch Lab, our resource center for budding entrepreneurs _Our high school and college business plan competitions —Our new Women’s Business Center Project 168 is helping undergraduates enrich every moment on campus with academics, personal and professional development, community service and global exploration. —New majors and certificate programs are preparing our students for growing career fields—from the music industry and hospitality to data marketing communications and craft beer tourism. We also have increased access to higher education in southern West Virginia by opening a campus in Beckley. I believe that education is the key to individual success. Therefore, an educated populace is the key to long-term prosperity in West Virginia. Research shows a direct link between the educational attainment of a state’s citizens

and the strength of its economy. Well-educated employees command higher wages, and higher incomes produces more tax revenues for state budgets. At West Virginia University, we are committed to doing our part to stem this current state budget crisis. However, over the longterm, our state will only prosper if we move from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality. We must stand firm in the belief that we have much of which to be proud and much to offer the world. Being the best demands unwavering focus. It demands courage. As our students and their families know, it sometimes means making sacrifices and hard choices. Investing in education is investing in the future. Our University looks forward to partnering with government, business and educational leaders throughout the state to create a thriving future for West Virginians.

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versity. Between now and the end of the legislative session in April, lawmakers will consider many alternative plans, including proposal for much larger reductions. State spending on public two- and four-year colleges is already at its lowest point in a decade. Due to previous reductions, we are already engaged in plans to reduce our spending by $45 million annually by 2020. Meanwhile, our operating costs continue to increase. The challenge to higher education budgets is not unique to West Virginia University, nor our state, but affects institutions nationwide. Some universities have turned to raising tuition as one way to cope with these budget woes, but we have no intention of eroding our accessibility to West Virginia families with exorbitant tuition hikes. Neither do we intend to curtail the momentum that is driving growth in our enrollment, academic quality and research impact. Instead, this is a moment to reimagine what West Virginia University can do and become. It is a moment to stay positive, make the tough decisions and accept only one goal: improving quality even further. We can do no less for our students. Higher education has never been more important as a pathway to success. And the importance of education will only grow as our country continues the shift from a manufac-

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Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars set to begin next Saturday BY AVERY LYONS STAFF WRITER

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the community is invited to see students and faculty come together to swing, samba and sashay the night away. WVUp All Night will be hosting Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars, a com-

petition that pairs students and faculty members with little to no dance experience with an experienced dance partner. The couple has approximately two months to choreograph and perfect a routine that showcases their skills and hopefully earns them a trophy. This is the sixth year the the Mountainlair will host the

event and many of this year’s contestants have enjoyed being spectators in the past. “I attended the event last year, and it proved to simply be an event that puts a smile on everyone’s face and improve the morale of everyone in the room,” contestant Garrett Burgess said. The dancers scores are largely determined by their

performance at the competition. However, couples could earn extra points by promoting the blood drive held in the Mountainlair two weeks before. “Not only do I get to share my love for cheer and dance through this competition, but this was a great opportunity to promote blood drives within our community,” said

April Kesling, a senior cheerleader who will be competing alongside Mountaineer Troy Clemons. By combining fun and excitement with a determination to serve others, this event perfectly showcases WVU’s Mountaineer spirit. “The charity component is clearly key, but so is having fun,” said Lisa DiBartolomeo,

Burgess’ dance partner. “I think the event is a great way to see people from all over campus, and all walks of life, faculty, staff, and students, as they come together to do something fun for a good cause.” The event is free and will be held in the Mountainlair ballrooms on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Meet the Mountaineer Stars

Aren Cox and Savannah Lusk Savannah Lusk does it all. When the junior exercise physiology major isn’t riling up the crowd at a sporting event as the alternate Mountaineer Mascot, she divides her attention between being a tutor, a member of SGA, a Foundation scholar and the president of Helping Hands, the volunteer organization she founded that delivers lunch to Cancer patients. Now, she can add dancer to that list. Alongside partner Aren Cox, a member of the Mountaineer

Maniacs and a taekwondo instructor at WVU, Lusk is bringing her highly competitive nature to a new arena. “Dancing has been a blast,” Lusk said. “Our number is super fun, and it’s great to step out of my comfort zone, even if I fall on my face. My partner and I were friends before, so it is easy to dance together... I think fun events like this are great because they always get publicity and participation, and that can be channeled into raising awareness for a worthy cause.”

April Kesling and Troy Clemons Clemons might only be recognizable by his beard once he trades his buckskins and musket for a pair of dance shoes. Originally from Greenbrier County, the Mountaineer is also an MBA student this year and enjoys outdoor activities such as snowboarding, kayaking and going to baseball games and concerts. “It is an honor to compete in the event this year because I have enjoyed following the competition since I came up here. The charity component is very important because it gives the event a purpose and any way you can

help and also have fun is a winwin situation,” Clemons said. His partner, April Kesling, is a senior cheerleader and business administration major from Randolph county. The two already knew each other from WVU football when Clemons asked Kesling to be his partner. “The overall experience with Troy has been amazing. He has been such a fast learner and gives his best. It’s always great to work with someone that has such a great passion for significant causes and WVU as I do,” Kesling said.

Garrett Burgess and Dr. Lisa DiBartolomeo Garrett Burgess is a junior political science and Russian student. He is the president of the Russian club, an SGA senator and is in the Air Force ROTC program. His partner is his faculty advisor and professor, Lisa DiBartolomeo, the coordinator of the Russian Program and Slavic and Eastern European studies. DiBartolomeo has known Burgess since he came to campus as a freshman. “I always know I can count on him,” she said. Burgess and DiBartolomeo have already developed a work-

ing relationship with their charity efforts in the Russian club. This year, the club hosted a Halloween costume collection and warm-clothing drive to benefit the children of Burgess’ hometown, Clendenin, which was flooded last June. “This event has really been an overall enjoyable and laughter-filled experience for both of us,” Burgess said. “I attended the event last year, and it proved to me to be simply an event that puts a smile on everyone’s face and improve the morale of everyone in the room.”


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Career advice: dress for the job you want BY ALAINIA CONRAD FASHION COLUMNIST

LinkedIn photos, career fairs, interviews, the process of entering the working world and—depending on your chosen career path—the day to day of it can seem like an endless purgatory of white collared shirts and suit sets in navy, black and khaki. But workwear doesn’t have to be boring. Dress for the job you want, without losing the style you have. An important starting point is to learn the dress code of your workplace. It’s not uncommon for corporations to require or prohibit certain attire, i.e. black pants only or no shorts allowed. You need to be aware of the limits you will be facing when it comes to dress. Most dress codes are centered around modesty, which provides opportunities for playing with proportions and layering. A tailored button-up on top can be paired with wide-leg trousers or culottes. Sweaters can be layered over blouses with collars peeking out, and strappy or off-the-shoulder dresses can be worn over turtlenecks for more coverage. Layering will keep you on par with your company’s dress code and gives you the ability to work many different elements into one look. Look for interesting patterns and textures on office classics, like blazers and dress pants. H&M is one of my favorite places to shop for stylish, work-appropriate clothing. They also have great basics (think your staple black jackets and blue pinstripes). The retailer is currently selling straight-leg black lace pants for $25 and a flared-sleeve white blouse embroidered with a symmetrical rose pattern for $29.99. Look out for spring collections from your favorite

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WVU regroups for Texas Tech rematch SPORTS EDITOR

MEN’S BASKETBALL Monday evening set West Virginia’s preseason goals a step backward. The Mountaineers were on the cusp of being just one game back of first place, maintaining a 14-point lead with 3:00 remaining. Instead, they watched Kansas storm back, sending WVU three games back of first place with just five remaining ahead of Saturday’s 2 p.m. affair against Texas Tech. “This would’ve been a good one, would’ve been great for NCAA seedings,” said WVU head coach Bob Huggins. “We just didn’t do what we had to do to win.” With the hope of earning a Big 12 regular season title and ending the Jayhawks’ 12-year run likely vanished, all WVU can do is control

its own destiny during the final few weeks before the post-season. Luckily, falling short of the conference regular season crown doesn’t spell the end of other expectations. Now, the team’s eyes are locked in to finish strong before the post-season, and most notably the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. “We’ve just got to regroup,” said WVU senior forward Nathan Adrian. “Can’t do anything about it now so got to move forward and win the next (five) and make a run in the Tournament.” Regrouping started with taking a couple days off during the team’s rigorous travel schedule, often getting back home early in the morning when making the three-plus hour flight to conference opponents located in the Midwest. But it’s back to the action. It’s time to prepare for a Red

KEYS TO THE GAME Free throws: This was a critical aspect in the last meeting between the two in Lubbock. Although Texas Tech struggled at the line, WVU endured more problems while finishing with a 54 percent mark. Win the turnover battle: WVU prides itself on its pressure defense, forcing turnovers and earning the mantra “Press Virginia.” But when it creates fewer turnovers than the opponent, it’s tough to find the Mountaineers come out on top. Just look to the Jan. 3 matchup against the Red Raiders, when WVU lost the turnover battle 14-13. Finish Strong: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” WVU has learned that multiple times this season—including Monday at Kansas—as the team started off hot but crumbled down the stretch en route to another close loss. ANDREW SPELLMAN / THE DAILY ATHENAEUM

Esa Ahmad drives to the basket during WVU’s 89-68 victory over Baylor on Jan. 11, 2017. Raiders team the Mountaineers are all-too-familiar with. WVU fell in the last meeting between the two in January, taken out of its game while firing missed free throws and watching Texas Tech force more turnovers than Press Virginia. “We took care of the ball. We played an overtime game,” said Texas Tech first-

year head coach Chris Beard of the previous matchup. “We played 45 minutes of basketball and we had around 10 turnovers… That gave us a chance to get shots up.” Texas Tech remains a bubble team, listed as one of the “next four out” by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi in the latest Bracketology. Monday’s upset of No. 4 Baylor helped—

No. 2 Mountaineers continue to search for improvements ahead of post-season BY PATRICK ORSAGOS CORRESPONDENT

RIFLE The West Virginia University Rifle team completed an undefeated regular season and will head into postseason play at 8 a.m. Saturday at the WVU Rifle Range for the NCAA Qualifying Match. “The team is in a good place,” said Head Coach Jon Hammond.

WVU finished the season polishing a clean slate with a 12-0 (12-0, 8-0 GARC) record while ranked as the No. 2 team in the country, according to the NCAA Qualifying System. “It was a really good weekend with solid team and individual performances,” Hammond said. The next stop for the Mountaineers is their NCAA Qualifying Match, which happens to fall on Senior Day.

Lone senior Jean-Pierre Lucas will be celebrated for her accomplishments throughout her rifle career at WVU. “We are excited for one last home match and for senior day,” Hammond said. “Then we will start preparing for the Conference Championship and the NCAA Tournament.” The NCAA Tournament rankings are based on the team’s average score, including their score at the NCAA Qualifying Match.

marking its third win over a ranked team this year—but wasn’t enough to propel it into March Madness just yet. A victory at WVU would surely boost the resume. This is one of the hottest teams in the country despite losing two of its past three games, falling to No. 3 Kansas and TCU by one point. Continuing that surge would require finding more success from its rare fiveman motion offense, led by balance and particularly the

TCU remains No. 1 while Murray State follows the Mountaineers at No. 3 and Air Force at No. 4. Depending on how each team shoots at the NCAA Qualifying Match, these will most likely be the rankings for the NCAA Tournament. “We’ve always got to remain focused on ourselves and not worry about outside distractions,” Hammond said. “We are trying to get better each day.”

backcourt tandem of Keenan Evans and Niem Stevenson—both of whom scored 20-plus points together in each of the past two contests. “I think them and Oklahoma State are playing well as anybody in the league,” Huggins said. “They are on a heck of a roll here. They run good offense. They run (Hall of fame) coach (Bob) Knight’s old motion offense a lot. They play hard. They play very physical. They play the right way.”

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Questions ahead of baseball opening day BY CHRIS JACKSON

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Who fills the closer role? With Blake Smith now in the minor leagues, WVU is left with a void for a closer. The coaching staff speaks highly of freshman Alec Manoah, a “big specimen” in head coach Randy Mazey’s words. Manoah throws his fastball at 91 to 95 miles per hour and adds to that with an impressive arsenal of breaking balls. Zarbnisky is the other candidate, but could be the “two-inning power guy” according to Derek Matlock. Since his velocity decreases each inning, they’d rather have him as a reliever instead of filling a starting role.

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Who will be the midweek starter? With the starting rotation for this weekend set (BJ Myers on Friday, Michael Grove on Saturday and Conner Dotson on Sunday), that leaves a question as to who will fill the midweek position. The WVU coaches aren’t sure yet, but have a number of capable options to look to. Sophomore Tanner Campbell is one of the candidates, starting five games last season while accumulating a 3.42 ERA. Other possibilities include freshmen Isaiah Kearns, a 6-foot-1 righthander from Pennsylvania, and Carter Camp, a 6-foot-5 right-hander from Texas.

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What does the starting lineup look like? Catcher—Ivan Gonzalez He changed his name from Ivan Vera to Ivan Gonzalez after posting an All-American campaign as a freshman, leading the team with a .381 batting average. Gonzalez also saw time at third base, making a number of highlight reel plays last season. First base—Jackson Cramer Cramer tallied a teamhigh 45 RBI’s and a .560 slugging percentage, earning his way to Second Team All-Big 12 honors in 2016. He is one of two seniors on the roster. Second base—Kyle Gray Gray compiled a .270 bat-

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Head Coach Randy Mazey looks on during last season’s Backyard Brawl matchup Marques Inman looks to tag out an Eastern Michigan base runner during last with the Pitt Panthers on April 12, 2016. WVU fell to Pitt 4-1. season’s 5-1 victory over the Eagles on April 6, 2016. ting average and 22 RBI’s as a freshman, adding a teambest 10 stolen bases. Shortstop—Jimmy Galusky The Arthurdale, WV native was an All-Big 12 Freshman selection a year ago, posting a .282 average and nine doubles. Third base—Cole Austin Despite an up-and-down freshman campaign, Austin showed plenty of potential with nine doubles and seven stolen bases. Left field—Kyle Davis The former Freshman All-American in 2015 is making the shift from third base to left field, putting

in a lot of offseason work to improve on his fielding. His bat is already a wellknown commodity, blasting team-high 10 home runs while adding 45 RBI’s as a sophomore. Centerfield—Braden Zarbnisky, Kyle Gray and Brandon White Zarbnisky and Gray each saw time at the position last year, but also filled different roles during their first seasons as Mountaineers. That leaves freshman Brandon White as another name in centerfield, who is also a pitcher.

Right field—Darius Hill As a Freshman All-American last year, Hill recorded team-best 75 hits and 20 doubles, adding a .342 average and 40 RBI’s. Who will replace KC Huth in centerfield? The senior leader of the outfield, KC Huth, is departed after hitting .263 and stealing nine bases last season. His replacement features a pair of doit-all sophomores and a freshman. Kyle Gray moved around positions last season, finding time in the infield and

the outfield as he made 16 starts at second base and another 35 in the outfield. He’s expected to be the consistent starter at second base, but has gotten enough reps at the position to fit in centerfield. Braden Zarbnisky is another name for the spot, but likely won’t see all the time there due to his pitching prowess. But when he’s not on the mound, don’t be surprised to see the sophomore shagging fly balls. Brandon White, a freshman from Florida, is also expected to see time there.

What freshmen are expected to contribute this year? West Virginia is young, witnessing a lot of freshmen star last season— highlighted by Jimmy Galusky, Ivan Gonzalez and Darius Hill. This year, Alek Manoah highlights the list. Manoah, a 6-foot-6, 260-pound freshman from Miami, is the name at the top of the list. He was a projected third round pick out of high school, but opted to turn down the professional opportunity and play at least three years of college baseball. Not only is Manoah a strong presence on the mound, but he shined behind the plate in high school, posting a .460 batting average as a senior.


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WVU on a mission after missing out on NCAA bid BY ALEC GEARTY SPORTS WRITER

BASEBALL On Thursday, the WVU baseball team embarked on its first road-trip by heading to Charlotte, NC. Throughout the trip, the Mountaineers will amass roughly 2,624 miles before returning to Morgantown for their home opener. While the road to Omaha, Neb. will prove to be treacherous trip as well for the Mountaineers, they are on a mission. “This group needs to play with an edge,” said WVU head coach Randy Mazey. “There (was) a whole group of people who told them they weren’t good enough. It’s a pretty good sign that they’re out to prove to a lot

of people how good they are.” Last year, the Mountaineers fell short of their first Big 12 Championship, losing in extra innings to eventual-winner TCU. TCU is projected to finish first in the conference, as eight coaches voted them in first place. West Virginia is projected to finish fifth, but is also the only other team to earn a first place vote. Who gave the Mountaineers that vote? Since the coaches aren’t permitted to vote for their respective teams, TCU’s vote went toward the team that took them to 11 innings in the championship game. The Mountaineers infield is still mainly intact. Despite Ray Guerrini leaving the program a year early, WVU’s Ivan Gonzalez has been

primed as his replacement. In 2016, Gonzalez often rotated duties behind the plate. Despite not playing third base since high school, he found a home there along with an everyday spot in the lineup. However, with Gonzalez taking the job behind the plate full-time, Mazey is looking at a few options for the vacancy. “(Cole Austin) likes it over there,” Mazey said. “We can juggle that spot a bit more than the others.” The Mountaineer outfield is arguably the strongest component within the team. Kyle Davis and Darius Hill will assume their duties in left and right field, respectively. Last year, the duo combined for 83 RBI’s while Davis led the team in home runs. Hill was the only

Mountaineer to play in each of the 58 games on the schedule. “Kyle Davis and Darius Hill are middle-of-thelineup guys,” Mazey said. “Last few years, it’s been mostly offense but now… (Davis) is rounding out his game pretty well. The durability is present as is the void in centerfield, with KC Huth’s departure. Brandon White and Braden Zarbnisky will battle out for the spot but much like third base, Mazey is flourished with options all around. WVU’s pitching is the biggest question mark heading into the new season. No. 1 starter Chad Donato is gone as is No. 3 starter Ross Vance. BJ Myers, the only returnee in the rotation, has since moved to the No. 1 role.

Mazey has decided to roll with Myers, sophomore Michael Grove and junior Conner Dotson as the rotation this weekend against the Charlotte 49ers. Beyond that, Mazey is putting together the pieces to his bullpen. Jackson Sigman is the one of two returning relief pitchers to amount 10 or more appearances in 2016. Zarbnisky is the other—he’s competing for an outfield role. Mazey has to rely on an inexperienced bullpen that will need to adapt at a progressive rate. “We’re going to have to piece it together,” Mazey said. “We have options, but it’s a little scary when guys haven’t proven themselves and had success. You have to learn how to have success

at this level.” On mile 565 of the road trip, the Mountaineers will meet the team that they emulated when it comes to its roster—Coastal Carolina. “You look at Coastal Carolina,” Mazey said. “They had a lot of guys that hit homers but they’re top-10 in the nation in sacrifice bunts too.” That was a formula that resulted in a national championship for Coastal Carolina. While it was selected to win its conference, CCU was overlooked come tournament time—just like this Mountaineer team that already has people putting WVU in the “sleeper” category. “We have something to prove,” Mazey said. “Every day we take the field, we’re out to prove to the rest of the country that we belong.”

Mountaineers have work to do to increase hopes for the Big Dance BY NEEL MADHAVAN SPORTS WRITER

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL With just four games remaining in the regular season, the WVU women’s basketball team likely still has some work to do in order to secure its place in the NCAA Tournament field of 64. “We have to worry about Iowa State,” said WVU head coach Mike Carey. “We still have a losing record in the conference, so we’re not there. We have to continue to grind and continue to play hard and sneak some wins out, so we have a long

way to go.” For much of the season, the Mountaineers were ranked in the top 25 and were a probable lock for an at-large tournament bid. But they have endured some rough patches in Big 12 Conference play—going 6-8 so far—that has relegated them to bubble status. After its win over No. 24 Kansas State on Wednesday night, WVU is starting to find its rhythm at the right time of the season. The win was the team’s second straight, and the remaining schedule looks favorable. “It’s nice to have a twogame winning streak and

keep going, so hopefully we can build on it,” Carey said. Prior to the win over the Wildcats, WVU was ranked No. 53 in the RPI with a strength of schedule ranking at 66, while Jeff Sagarin had the Mountaineers ranked No. 27. Charlie Creme, ESPN. com’s women’s basketball bracketologist, says that the K-State win certainly helps WVU move more safely into the field, but being a bubble team, WVU’s fate is likely dependent on what happens to other bubble teams, like Iowa, Michigan State, Indiana, Tulane and George Washington. “Keep in mind seeding,

and inclusion, in the field is slated on other teams as well as the team in question,” Creme said. “West Virginia has (three) top-50 wins, which in this season for teams in that grouping, is a plus. They are hurt by the RPI number (although Sagarin is much better) and a poor nonconference SOS (strength of schedule).” Most bracket experts have the Mountaineers in similar positions. ESPN has WVU as a No. 9 seed in the Bridgeport region and one of the “last four in.” RealTimeRPI.com doesn’t have the Mountaineers in its field of 64, while College Sports Mad-

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Chania Ray takes the ball down court during the home match against Texas Tech. WVU beat the Lady Raiders 89-79 on Jan. 25, 2017. ness puts them in the Oklahoma City region as the No. 7 seed. “If WVU keeps beating

the teams it should and picks up maybe one more quality win I expect they will be fine,” Creme said.


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Wrestling looks to end regular season on high note BY PATRICK KOTNIK SPORTSWRITER

WRESTLING After earning its first-ever Big 12 victory last Sunday in a monumental comeback against Iowa State, WVU will look to close out the regular season on a winning note before the Big 12 championships. The Mountaineers (3-11, 1-3) will host No. 23 Edinboro on Friday for Senior Night and then hit the road to face Clarion on Sunday. WVU came out victorious against both teams last season, defeating Clarion 30-6 and Edinboro 18-14. Edinboro comes into

Friday’s match with an 8-5 record this season and also lead the all-time series against WVU 18-102. The Fighting Scots have achieved a perfect record in conference play for the fourth consecutive season and are winners of five out of their last six dual matches. “Edinboro always is a pretty tough team,” said WVU head coach Sammie Henson. “(Edinboro head coach Tim Flynn) is a great coach and we know what to expect from that.” This season, the Fighting Scots have six nationally ranked wrestlers compared to WVU’s two. Perhaps the most intrigu-

ing bout in this match will be between No. 11 WVU senior Dylan Cottrell and No. 12 Austin Matthews of Edinboro at 165 pounds. Cottrell defeated Matthews last season by a 4-1 decision and holds a record of 13-4 this season. WVU junior and No. 5 Jacob A. Smith will look to extend his win streak to 11 matches against Edinboro’s Dylan Reynolds at 197 pounds. Heavyweight Brandon Ngati of the Mountaineers will face arguably his toughest opponent of the season in No. 13 Billy Miller of the Fighting Scots. Ngati helped secure WVU’s first Big 12 win with a pin.

The other team WVU faces this weekend is Clarion, a team that currently carries a record of 6-9 on the season but have won two straight matches. Clarion has an advantage at home as the Mountaineers are winless on the road this year in true visiting matchups. The Golden Eagles are 4-3 at home this season. The Mountaineers will prepare for these duals the same way they have all season, Henson said. “Nothing really changes for us until after the postseason ends,” Henson said. “We’re going to continue to do what we’ve been doing all year.”

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DUPLEX STRUCTURE. 813 Louise Avenue. Nice family Neighborhood. Conveniently located between downtown and Evansdale. $750/all utilities included. 304-676-0930 or email: andrew@smithcpapllc.com AVAILABLE MAY 2017. 1BR-$400/ mth plus utilities, 2BR-$750/mth plus utilities, 5BR-$2500/mth util included. 304-290-7368 or 304-7482912 WOODMONT LLC. 225 Overdale Street. 4BR Apartmnet, 1BTH includes gas and garbage. $1,100/mth. Call 304-692-0990 WOODMONT LLC. 227 Overdale Street. 4BR Apartment, 1BTH. Includes gas and garbage. $1,500. Call: 304-692-0990 RICHWOOD PROPERTIES. Has 1, 2 & 3BR houses/apartments. Downtown and Southpark. $300.00 to $595.00 per bedroom plus utilities. Call: 304692-0990 NICE 3BR APARTMENT, 5min walk to Downtown Campus. Partially furnished. 1 1/2BTH, W/D, Dishwasher. All Utilities and Garbage paid. Offstreet parking. Lease starts August 15th thru May 14th. $400/each tenant. $400 deposit. No Pets. 304-3799851 PRICE REDUCED! Next to Campus. 3 or 6BR. Utilities, W/D included. $398/person. 12mth Lease. 304292-5714 BEST LOCATION! 2-3BR Apartments. Next door to Penara downtown. *Pet Friendly *ALL Utilities included *FREE wifi. email: 221Willey@gmail.com Call/text: 304-8044770

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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2017

The Daily Athenaeum, WVU’s award-winning student media, is hiring for two reporting internships this summer. Interns will report for thedaonline.com, covering news and features about the University and Morgantown. Internship hours are Monday through Friday for 8 weeks (June 5 to July 28) and include a $250 weekly stipend. All majors are welcome to apply, applicants need reporting and social media experience and will recieve training. Application deadline is Monday, Feb. 27. Selections will be announced Wednesday, Mar. 1. Send resume to danewsroom@mail.wvu.edu.


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