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“Little good is accomplished without controversy, and no civic evil is ever defeated without publicity.”

Wednesday October 9, 2013

Volume 126, Issue 38

‘What can marijuana do for your country?’

Public policy forum talks marijuana legalization

spans the United States. However, Tuesday evening a group of West Virginia University graduate students hosted a public policy forum about the legalization of the drug in the state of West Virginia. The forum allowed an open discussion and the opportunity for attendees to learn more about marijuana and by evelyn merithew how it would positively staff writer affect West Virginia if @dailyathenaeum legalized. “I started an organizaThe legalization of mar- tion called Mountaineers ijuana is an issue that for Medical Marijuana,

and our objective is to educate our representatives and the public and reform marijuana laws in West Virginia,” said Aaron Moses, founding member of the Dockside Coop, a nonprofit medical marijuana cooperative in Seattle. Moses has also lobbied on Capitol Hill for the reclassification of medical marijuana on the national level. The discussion was put together by a group of WVU second-year graduate students enrolled in

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Many people in the downtown Morgantown area walk by Christian Help’s gated entrance each day, giving no thought to the building or what happens inside its walls. Christian Help, Inc., located on Walnut Street, is filled with caring, devoted individuals who donate their time to help others in need. Every day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., CHI offers a free store for anyone in need. The store consists of clothes, shoes, pajamas and knick-knacks that are donated daily from individuals around the area. “It’s amazing to see all the great things people bring in on a daily basis; it’s truly a blessing,” said Lynda Robinette,a volunteer and sorting room coordinator at CHI. Recently, CHI had one of their busiest days since the onset of fall; two separate individuals donated a total of 16 totes and 12 large trash bags full of clothes and shoes, along with lamps, a television set, hats and more. “The people who donate make this place what it is,” said Lynn Keener, the volunteer coordinator. “They give away items that oth-

ers are very lucky to find here. It’s our job to give back to those in need.” CHI is an agency of the local United Way and is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization that values the ICARE way of life: integrity in all endeavors, compassion for all community members, accountability to those they serve, responsibility to their customers and effectiveness and efficiency in their response to customer needs. In addition to the free items, Christian Help fills the needs of many with their career closets, food pantry and Emergency Fi na n c i a l A s s i s t a n c e program. The two career closets, one each for men women, provide proper clothing for interviews and day-today professional work. The food pantry, available at 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday, allows anyone to come and receive canned goods for themselves and their family. With the Emergency Financial Assistance program, CHI helps anyone who comes in with issues involving utility termination, eviction, medicine prescriptions or the costs incurred by starting a new job.

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Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same. Walter Meyer, an antibullying advocate and author, encouraged the West Virginia University community to stand up for what is right when it comes to issues concerning bullying, Tuesday during on-campus lecture. The lecture, part of West Virginia University’s observance of LGBT History and National Bullying Prevention Month, was filled with stories from Meyer’s own life as well as empirical data supporting his assertions. Meyer began his talk by pointing out hate is often rooted in the fear of the unknown. “It is fear that drives people to cause others’ suffering, because they don’t

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The WVU Dental Care Clinic in the Suncrest Towne Centre opens its doors for regular dental checkups.

School of Dentistry expands to new clinic facillity BY Summer Ratcliff City Editor @SummerRatcliff

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry is expanding its ability to provide

state-of-the-art smiles with the opening of its new state-of-the-art satellite clinic. The new facility, located in the Suncrest Towne Centre, marks the first major expansion of

the School of Dentistry since its opening in 1957. The approximately $3 million clinic houses 30 graduate residents and 24 full-time dental school faculty members,

including 15 specialty providers. This makes the clinic the largest group practice of dental specialists in the state of West Virginia.

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know what they’re dealing with,” he said. Throughout the lecture, he presented many pieces of empirical evidence, including several studies explaining the root causes and prevalence of bullying. Meyer said bullies often make others suffer because they do not know how to handle their own issues. He also said many times bullies are struggling with many of the same identity questions their victims are experiencing. “In certain areas, there is mandatory counseling for bullies, and many times, counselors will say they actually feel (bad) for the bullies because of the issues they are dealing with,” he said. Meyer stressed the fact people need to realize everyone is dealing with their own struggles, and a little


tients safe access to marijuana,’” Manypenny said. After being elected to the House for his third term, Manypenny now has 10 sponsors on board for his proposed bill HB 4498, which would legalize the use of medical marijuana. The five panelists agreed after conducting medical marijuana research and viewing documentaries like Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed,”

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LGBT advocate, author talks antibullying on campus by sam bosserman

in West Virginia, Mike Manypenny, a third-term member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing the 49th district, said he has been contacted to legalize marijuana since his very first term in office. After he began digging to find out if there are medical benefits, he found much positive feedback. “I came across documentaries and articles, and I thought, ‘This is a no-brainer. We need to have some type of compassionate law to give pa-


Christian Help offers clothing, aid to those in need By Paige Little

public policy and collective actions, a class taught by Karen Kunz, professor of public administration. “The theme around the course is to learn a deeper understanding of how advocacy groups, lawmakers and administrators work together to change public polic y,” Kunz said. In just a few short weeks, Kunz and the students organized the forum by bringing in speakers and advertising the event. As for the legalization of medical marijuana

Olivia Kinney is a senior pharmacy student from Bridgeport, W.Va. Growing up in the state, Kinney said she always knew she would attend West Virginia University. “My mother and father each have two degrees from WVU, and they have been successful as a direct result of their time spent here,” she said. “I also knew I wanted to pursue a degree in pharmacy.” Kinney said representing the state of West Virginia in a positive and classy manner is what being a Mountaineer means to her. “When we have fans from opposing teams in Morgantown, they are watching our behavior and how we treat those around us,” she said. “We must rise above any stereotype of the WVU students and prove them wrong by showing our love and pride for West Virginia.” During her time at WVU, Kinney said her favorite memory was when her class took part in the White Coat Ceremony. “The donning of a white coat signifies a professional commitment to empathy, compassion and the application of knowledge in service to others, she said. “It was a prof ound moment for me when I realized that

Tyler Elvin I can make a difference with my education through WVU.” In addition to being a Mountaineer and a pharmacy student, Kinney said her passions in life are helping others and dancing. “Through my love for dance I can support the arts after graduating from WVU,” she said. “The values I have learned through dance have made me the person I am today and will help me to become a successful pharmacist.” Kinney said she applied for homecoming court to help shine light on the School of Theatre & Dance’s new academic dance program and to invite other dancers on campus to join the movement. “I personify the spirit of a Mountaineer as I blend my passions of

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Olivia Kinney pharmacy, dance and West Virginia pride,” Kinney said. “I represent the health sciences and the arts by proving you can live your dream and follow your passion at WVU.” When asked what one word best describes her, Kinney said, “driven.” Tyler Elvin, from Delmont, Pa., is a senior sports management student with minors in personal training, Spanish and business administration. Although Elvin originally had no intention of attending WVU, he said the first time he stepped on campus while visiting with his best friend, he instantly felt at home and knew then he would be a


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The WVU Dental Care Clinic in Suncrest Towne Centre opened its doors earlier this month.


Continued from page 1 Randal Christopher, director of accounting and finance for the WVU Dental School, said there are two groups of dental providers located in the new clinic. One group consists of students working in specialty areas and the other part of the practice is where faculty members see their patients. “This is simply an expansion of our existing


Continued from page 1 marijuana has endless positive benefits. “ Unfor tunately, my w i f e ha s d e ve l o p e d multiple sclerosis, and it took me about 10 minutes of research to learn that medical marijuana works well for MS. I was sent over to Delegate Mike, and I’ve been on ever since,” said Don Smith, the owner and founder of Greenview Group Ltd. Smith also said although weed may not be legalized in the United States, it is here to stay. “Man has used cannabis for tens of thou-

clinics,” Christopher said. “Students, faculty and staff can still be seen at the Health Science Center if they are seeing a dental student, and the HSC will also still run our urgent care program for dental emergencies. “We are still seeing all of the same patients at the HSC; all we’ve done is transfer our faculty practice and our four graduate training programs to the new site, so patients can now also be seen there.” In addition updated dental equipment, new

sands of years, and there’s no doubt man will use cannabis for tens of thousands of years into the future,” Smith said. Approximately 70 s t u d e n t s, p ro f e s s o r s and community members turned out for the presentation, a turnout that was much more than anticipated by the class. Moses said as an activist, it is important to be properly informed about marijuana, and he encourages those interested to join Mountaineers for Marijuana. “Ask not what your country can do for marijuana, but what marijuana can do for you and your country,” Moses said.

teleconferencing capabilities are available to allow faculty and students to collaborate with referring dentists. By expanding its facilities, the dental school will free up 33 chairs for predoctoral dental and dental hygiene students, lowering the student to chair ratio and giving the students more opportunity for hands-on patient care. “(Previously) every half day, (some) students were either assisting, doing lab work or doing something other than treating a pa-


Continued from page 1 bit of kindness can make someone’s day. “Would knowing that the ‘strange’ person in class had a brother dying of cancer change the way you act toward them?” Meyer said. “There is no way to know what others are going through privately and being kind to everybody can go a long way, especially with those people who really are having a bad day.” Additionally, Meyer said the single most important factor in stopping the bullying issue is for good people to stand up for what is right. “All it takes is for one person to stand up, and

tient,” said David Felton, dean of the WVU School of Dentistry. “By moving here, that lowers (the) chair ratio.” The 27,000-square-foot facility houses graduate clinics in orthodontics, endodontics, periodontology and prosthodontics. Bryan Hill, a third year WVU undergraduate dental student, said he and his classmates will have an increased number of opportunities to work in a hands-on environment because of the dental school’s expansion.

“While the majority of our time is still spent at the Health Science Center, the new clinic provides us with more room for when we go over to do rotations,” Hill said. “(At times) we will be on rotations for the different specialties like endodontics and orthodontics at the new location. It will give (us) more experience and exposure in dentistry.” Hill said he believes the expansion will provide many opportunities for growth, both for individual dental students and for the dental school as a whole.

that’s it,” he said. “The bully is looking for reinforcement, and if he or she doesn’t get that, it ends because it’s no longer cool.” Rachel Cole, freshman athletic training student, said the lecture’s message was an important one and wished more people would stop and really think about how their actions affect others. “I think the lecture has a message for everybody, because it teaches that people should look at a person and not judge them on their appearance,” Cole said. “I completely agree that people should remind themselves that they don’t know what’s going on in another person’s life and that they should always be kind.”

Brian Powell, a doctoral computer science student, said he thought the lecture really framed the issues surrounding bullying well, and he thought Meyer did a great job presenting evidence to support his claims. “It was really interesting to hear his story, his own personal experiences,” Powell said. “When you see some of these numbers and facts he presented, it’s pretty startling.” Meyer concluded his lecture by encouraging all those in attendance to not be afraid to speak up and seek help with any issues they may be struggling with. To find out more about Meyer and his work, visit

HOMECOMING Continued from page 1

Mountaineer. “Being a Mountaineer to me means exemplifying the qualities of leadership, honesty and integrity,” he said. “I feel it’s about challenging yourself ; getting involved on campus and maintaining ethical practices when making tough decisions while being honest with everyone, including yourself.” During Elvin’s time at WVU he said his favorite memory was when WVU played LSU in 2011. “The entire city was absolutely electric for the game and hosting College Gameday just added another aspect to the already intriguing matchup,” he said. “When we cut the score to just one touchdown,

“It will hopefully provide a very good source of income for the school, which will allow the school to expand,” Hill said. “Ultimately, this will help establish the new dental school building that will be built by 2018.” The WVU School of Dentistry is currently offering a $150 credit to new patients on their first visit through December 2013. To schedule an appointment, call 304-293-5831.

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the stadium was rocking with Seven Nation Army; that was an unforgettable moment.” In addition to his studies in sports management, Elvin said his passions in life are working out, golfing, hunting and fishing, playing sports and spending time with his friends and family. Elvin said he applied to be homecoming king because he believes he best represents what being a true Mountaineer means and to keep the crown in his fraternity, Sigma Nu. “Having already been named Greek Man of the Year, I feel that I have already proved myself as a well-rounded person,” he said. “I can represent myself in a respectful manner as homecoming king, as well.” When asked what one word best describes him, Elvin said, “ambitious.”


Continued from page 1 Clients receive the financial help they need and CHI provides contacts for those who need assistance in other areas, as well. CHI can assist with security deposits, first month’s rent, home or auto repair, transportation and other costs when obtaining photo identification. It is the only agency in Monongalia County that helps its clients in this way. Volunteer staff is always in high demand; each individual who works at CHI donates his or her time for the benefit of others. For more information about Christian Help, visit

Wednesday October 9, 2013



Benny Skyn fills Gluck Theatre with upbeat country music By stephanie messinger A&E writer @dailyathenaeum

The Gluck Theatre boomed with good tunes Monday night as solo artist Benny Skyn made his way onto Morgantown Sound, Morgantown’s only local live radio performance, with U92 (WWVU-FM). Before the performance, Skyn said he anticipated a good show. “I’m feeling good and ready to get to work,” he said. His original music was refreshing, as students are all trying to wind down from the stress of midterms. Skyn’s performance was something audience members won’t forget, with his fancy finger work, energetic music and good sense of humor. The genre varied by the minute, and Skyn spiced things up with his crazy moves. Skyn said he wasn’t

sure which songs he was going to play, but he had a good list of options ready to go. “I really just feed off the audience and their reactions,” he said. “A group of bikers could walk in here, and I would try to change things up.” His easygoing personality was up and ready for anything. Skyn was a performer just trying to have fun and please his audience. After warming up, the first song Skyn played was about fighting the system. The song choice worked well with today’s societal issues, especially with the government shutdown. Before each of his songs, Skyn would give the audience a little insight about how the idea sparked. His second song was written on his way back from Knoxville, Tenn., and the room filled with

upbeat rhythms about experiencing a rodeo. Skyn wrote the song “Liberty and Justice” after his old apartment building in Knoxville. The audience was anxious as Skyn mentioned a song he wrote about playing a show in a federal women’s prison. “Room Full of Women” was a hit, and you couldn’t help but tap your feet because of the catchy beat. Skyn had the audience laughing as he introduced a song as an ode to his exwife and that she liked the song until he told her what it was about. “His comical personality is what made the performance so entertaining,” said Courtney Gatto, a freshman public relations student. “His music was really good, but I loved how funny he was and his original inspirations.” Skyn stayed strong and consistent throughout the entire performance and


Benny Skyn performs on stage in the Gluck Theatre Monday night. kept the energy high at all times. During breaks, Skyn interacted with the audience to get them involved. Though some of his music was inspired by artists,

such as Jimmy Buffet and John Prine, Skyn’s originality beamed through his lyrics. Each song had a sense of Skyn’s experiences of love, life and even his ex-wife.

Audience members thought Skyn was a joy to listen to and thoroughly enjoye d the performance. daa&

‘Art Up Close!’ lecture series features John Sloan What’s spinning at BY CAROL FOX


Students and community members were entertained and enlightened Tuesday evening at the Museum Education Center by the latest installment of the West Virginia University Art Museum and the Friends of the Museum’s “Art Up Close!” series. This time, the focus was on John Sloan’s “Anschutz on Anatomy,” and the lecturer was Bernard Schultz. Schultz is the former dean of the College of Creative Arts, current director of Education and External Affairs for the Art Museum and a professor of art history in the School of Art & Design. Schultz’s personal research focuses on art and how it relates to medical study throughout history, which led him to lecture at Tuesday’s installment of the series. Sloan was a member of the Ashcan School, a group of artists who Schultz said were concerned with painting the commonplace American life in the 20th century. Because these artists were interested in the everyday lives of mid-

dle-class Americans, they paid a great deal of attention to anatomy, learning how to draw and paint human figures using actual human bodies as the basis for their art. Sloan’s “Anschutz on Anatomy” depicts artist Thomas Anschutz teaching a class on anatomy. Anschutz was the co-founder of the Darby School, leader at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Sloan’s own teacher. According to Schultz, the print is remarkable, because it portrays a “mixed audience” of male and female students in the same class, which is something that only began to occur at the beginning of the 20th century, when Sloan’s print was made. In addition to that exceptional quality, Schultz also explained Sloan’s print was part of a long tradition of art mingling with anatomy and medical exploration – dating all the way back to Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo – which is something Schultz said he believes all appreciators of art can enjoy. “Art is a living experience,” Schultz said. “And it’s up to all of us, as art-

ists and lovers of art, to communicate and share that with people, because all art expresses the intensity of what it means to be human.” Jessica Poole, a fine arts and art history student, said she came to the lecture because Sloan’s print is something to which she has previous exposure and something from which she hopes to learn much more. “In one of my classes I’m studying this exact print,” Poole said. “I wanted to see what else I could learn, and it helped me in terms of writing my final research paper for that class. “I think it’s very interesting to see how the artist learns these things, such as how to draw human anatomy. Learning the figure is very important, and I think other artists should come to these lectures.” Schultz ended his lecture with a final note about Paul and Laura Mesaros, the couple for whom the galleries at the Creative Arts Center were named. Because the Mesaros are no longer with us, Schultz said he wanted everyone to realize how much of a boon their contributions to WVU’s art collection

have been. Schultz explained though they were both physicians from Steubenville, Ohio, they were passionate art collectors, and the Sloan print is just one of many WVU received from the Mesaros. “They wound up with one of the most impressive collections of American prints, especially from the ‘20s and ‘30s,” Schultz said. “They did a tremendous endowment in the hope that one day we would have an art museum. They loved the arts, even though as surgeons they weren’t directly involved in them, and their estate came to the benefit of the students and faculty here at WVU.” “Art Up Close!” is a recurring series of lectures and art viewing presented throughout the school year to allow students and community members a chance to engage with a piece of art from the University’s collection before the much-anticipated WVU Art Museum is built. For more information, check out the Art Museum’s website at daa&


Top 20 Albums in Rotation 1. Arctic Monkeys - “AM” (Domino) 2. King Khan and the Shrines - “Idle No More” (Merge) 3. MGMT - “MGMT” (Columbia) 4. Obits - “Bed and Bugs” (Sub Pop) 5. Pixies - “EP-1” (Self-Released) 6. Crocodiles - “Crimes Of Passion” (Frenchkiss) 7. CHVRCHES - “The Bones Of What You Believe” (Glassnote) 8. Surf City - “We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This” (Fire)

Taylor Swift receives sixth songwriting award

9. Rich Hands - “Dreamers” (Fountain-Burger)

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift has set a record with the Nashville Songwriters Association International. The organization announced Tuesday that it would name Swift as its songwriter/artist of the year. This is her sixth win, beating out five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson. The award recognizes Nashville acts that have

11. Blouse - “Imperium” (Captured Tracks)

achieved Top 30 singles. Swift has released 14 Top 30 songs from July 2012 through June 2013. She’s also the youngest artist to win the honor. Her six awards will be displayed at the Taylor Swift Education Center, which opens Saturday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The 23-year-old singer donated $4 million to the center.

12. Royal Bangs - “Brass” (Modern Art) 13. Them Swoops - “Glimmers” (+1 Records) 14. Deer Tick - “Negativity” (Partisan) 15. Mazzy Star - “Seasons Of Your Day” (InGrooves)

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Five years ago, many knew Aubrey Graham as a character on the TeenNick show, “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” Since the release of his EP in 2009, “So Far Gone,” Aubrey Drake Graham has morphed into one of rap and hip-hop’s biggest acts, popularly known as Drake. Drake released his third studio album, “Nothing Was the Same,” Sept. 24. In the spring many people were listening to the single “Started From the Bottom,” which hit the No. 6 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Rap charts for 2013. The release of “Nothing Was the Same” was highly anticipated, as Drake had told GQ in January that this album would have a different sound than his most recent, “Take Care.” Drake wrote almost all the songs on the re-

cord, and he collaborated with Jay-Z, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, among others, to finish it. Songs like “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Furthest Thing” are typical of Drake’s emotional tracks, aimed toward a girl he still has feelings for and can’t get over. Lyrics like “I can’t get over you/you left your mark on me,” and “girl, don’t treat me like a stranger/girl, you know I’ve seen you naked,” come from the Drake who pulls at your emotions. In his interview with MTV before the release of the album, he said he was never going to do a “straight rap” album, which meant he wants to make his R&B music, because that’s how he came into the music industry. Faithful fans of his rap tunes can appreciate the tracks “The Language,” “Pound Cake,” featuring Jay-Z, and “Too Much,” featuring Sampha. “Nothing Was The Same” has a good mix of chill hip-hop songs and Drake’s signature rap

16. Franz Ferdinand - “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” (Domino) 17. Jonathan Rado - “Law And Order” (Woodsist) 18. Dr. Dog - “B-Room” (Anti)

Drake’s ‘Nothing Was the Same’ tops charts Nicole Curtain

10. Elvis Costello and the Roots - “Wise Up Ghost” (Blue Note)

19. Neko Case - “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” (Anti) 20. Brightener - “Make Real Friends” (Self-Released)

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Beating the mid-semester slump

With just over nine regular weeks left in the semester and midterms in full swing, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. By this time in the school year, students have gotten into the thick of their classes, extracurricular activities and work schedules. But now it is more important than ever to take whatever steps are necessary to prevent that mid-semester slump. It’s very easy to feel like you aren’t cut out for college or you’ve taken on too much and you’ll never catch up. You aren’t alone; even the seniors who’ve seen it all before can feel a little in over their heads.

First of all, take a step back from everything, update your planner, and look at what you need to do. Then prioritize. What is the most urgent? What can wait until later? As you’ve all heard, completing almost any task is easier when you break it down into smaller, more achievable steps. After you’ve gotten your life in order, go sit down. Really. Go take a break, go for a run, go watch TV, go read a book – whatever you do that helps you de-stress. A stressed mind is a stagnant mind, and that won’t do you any good if you’re trying to study for that last midterm or writing a paper.

And take frequent breaks. Numerous studies have proven the brain is unable to focus or perform well when it is in constant use. So, yes, look over a few chapters and then peruse Tumblr, Pinterest, or play a silly Internet game for 10 minutes until you’re back into the groove. Just be sure to time yourself and don’t let yourself get too distracted. Another helpful hint is to find a study buddy or form a study group, if you haven’t already. There are some subjects that are almost impossible to study for alone and other points of view might be just what

you need to crack a difficult math formula. As you’ve seen time and again, now is the time to schedule an appointment with your professors if you aren’t keeping up in class. They can help you with things you missed or don’t understand better than anyone else, and if you aren’t getting it now, you’re going to struggle for the rest of the semester. It may also be wise to consider dropping something, whether it be a class you aren’t doing well in, an extra shift at work you picked up, or a club you joined. It’s okay to admit defeat in these cases. You

don’t owe anyone anything, and your number one priority right now needs to be you and your health. But be sure you do it responsibly. Finally, evaluate whether or not this college is right for you. If you feel constantly behind or you are miserable being here, it’s not unreasonable to want a break or consider transferring to a new school. West Virginia University is a wonderful school with a multitude of opportunities, but some students find the campus too large and the fields of study not focused enough. The most important thing here is you. You are the reason you are here, and you

choose how to further your education. So, you need to do what is best for you. Just remember you are never alone, and there are many people who have come before you who have experienced the same feelings and the number of your peers who are feeling the same way might just surprise you. This weekend marks the first ever WVU fall break, so make the most of it. Go out to the bars and have a good time or stay at home and recover. This is the time of your life – keep it a positive one.

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National parks an unexpected fatality of government shutdown

Academic, social life negatively affected by stress david schlake columnist

A U.S. Park Police officer watches as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

ryan vanburen guest columnist

The U.S government is in the middle of a shutdown the likes of which the American people have not seen in 17 years. There are many effects it leaves on the country, but one that has many tourists and families outraged is the closing of our national parks. I believe these parks have to remain open for the American people and international tourists, who cherish these parks and monuments for what they truly are. Government problems are always coming and going, but these parks are a destination for many families who might only get to visit them once in their lifetime. Every year, 282 million Americans and international tourists visit the beautiful national parks and monuments, and now they are being sent home at the gates with no photos or refunds.

The job and responsibility of our president and congressmen is complicated and difficult for the average citizen to completely understand. But when their inability to agree on a certain bill or plan translates into our lives, we have the right to be outraged. All 401 national parks, monuments and cultural sites operated by the National Park Service are closing indefinitely because Congress failed to pass a spending plan in time to prevent the shutdown of our federal programs and services. American landmarks that are temporarily closing include Joshua Tree, Yosemite National Park, Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay, the Statue of Liberty, Yellowstone Park and Mount Rushmore. These monuments and parks are the cornerstone of this country, and some of them even define what we live for as Americans. Being government parks, the employees of these parks were sent home

with no pay throughout the shutdown. There needs to be a way to keep these parks open and employees working so these families and tourists can enjoy their trips. Issues that arise from the government shutdown can be tolerable until the consequences hit the wallets and hearts of our hardworking citizens. A group of river runners have been waiting since 1995 to get their permit to raft through the Grand Canyon. The couple spent $40,000 total and when they showed up this past Tuesday for their dream trip they were met by a reality no tourist wants to face. How can the government let their problems trickle into the everyday lives of the American people? The opportunity for these river runners to win a permit to raft through the Grand Canyon is less than one percent; to say these runners are outraged is an understatement. One of the real problems that arise is the timing of the shutdown. These parks

have seen drastic budget cuts over the last three years, and now they have been shut down in their busiest month of the year. When tourists come from all over the world to visit the parks, it’s like hitting the game-winning homerun in the World Series. An average of 715,000 visitors come to the National Park Service’s site in the month of October alone. Joshua Tree, which is two hours east of Los Angeles, is perfect this time of the year for visitors to beat the summer heat and avoid the cooler winter approaching. This country has never been and will never be perfect, but the government has to keep its problems internal and avoid affecting the lives of the American people. I believe all of the tourists who have dealt with the burdens of the government this week and beyond should be refunded for every dollar they worked to spend on their trip.

With midterms rolling around, the familiar stress for upperclassmen as well as the newly discovered stress for freshmen is setting in. For many students, midterms can be a ref re s h i ng c o n f i d e n c e boost, reassuring them they are on the right track academically. But for many other students, midterms can be a rude awakening. This can cause stress and anxiety among many more people than you realize. I can think of several instances where the stress of general academic failure changed how a person acted on a daily basis. The first time I really watched a serious case of college stress was during my freshman year. One of the first people I grew close to while living in the dorms was also the first person I saw completely collapse. He moved into Arnold during the fall of 2011. My roommate freshman year knew him from high school and we hit it off right away. He was planning on graduating with a degree in business and seemed like a very intelligent guy. However, after a couple weeks of school, he started getting behind and missing classes. I was surprised when he never really picked up the slack to get on board with his grades, but instead continued the same routine he had fallen into. What started as missing a couple classes a week led to missing most of his classes every week, and eventually he just gave up on going to his classes altogether. Aspects of his mood and personality began to change drastically, and by the time the end of September came around he was a completely different person. At first, I had no sympathy for him because I thought I was doing everything right in college. I thought since I was going to class and studying I would be successful, so he had no one to blame but himself. Later I found out he was actu-

ally spending most of his time studying for the first part of the semester but couldn’t keep up with the work load. He eventually just gave up on himself. I watched him day in and day out sit in his room, depressed and lacking any and all motivation to do anything. I asked him, “What are you going to do when your grades come back and you fail everything?” He said, “At this point it doesn’t matter, does it?” I guess he had a point to a certain extent ; there was no fixing anything at that point. He went through that phase for a while, but he still asked me to spend time with him. After a while, though, he stopped talking to me all together. Finally I texted him to see if he wanted to go get food and when he didn’t answer, I went up to see where he was. I found him looking over the roof, painting a fairly clear picture of what he was thinking about doing. I got him to go back to the dorm and tried to sit down and talk to him, but I don’t think he was even processing the conversation, because he was mentally on a different planet. He ended up withdrawing from school, and he moved out the next day. I’ve talked to him since he dropped out, and he’s actually doing well for himself. College is a stressful time for everyone. If you’re ever thinking you’re not cut out for it because you’re struggling, you aren’t the only one. We all have had that moment of doubt more than once. And we all have the same struggles in common, meaning we are all in this together. No student should ever feel like his or her life is insignificant because he or she is struggling to succeed in school. We have the Carruth Center where you can get help, as well as plenty of faculty and fellow students who want to help you succeed. College is an opportunity, not a requirement. Other opportunities will come along even if college isn’t the path that works for you.


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‘The Pride of West Virginia’ takes the field during the Georgia State game.

‘The Pride of West Virginia’ The WVU marching band continues a great tradition while making 2013 a year of their own. By Noelle Harris A&E Writer @Dailyathenaeum

Seven songs, 15 minutes, 370 people and 60,000 screaming fans – this is what “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, is used to as they take the field during football games. Fans are greeted at every football game by “The Pride” and that has made the band one of the biggest traditions at the football games. The WVU marching band was formed in 1901 as an all-male ROTC band of eight members. That group began marching at the football games. Eleven non-ROTC males were allowed to join the band in 1925. Since these men were not granted the same monetary benefits as the ROTC members, they decided to join their own marching band. The group quickly pledged a Greek fraternity and formed what is now the Omicron Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi; the two groups merged years later to form one band. The band’s biggest period of growth and development occurred during the 1970s when Don Wilcox became the director. He inherited a band that included 88 male members, and in 1972 he encouraged women to join. A few short years later, Wilcox helped to bring the band’s numbers up to 280 members. This period of time brought a change in attitude in the band and toward the band. It was at the 1975 Peach Bowl when an

announcer called the band “The Pride of West Virginia.” That is now the most commonly used phrase to describe the band. What was possibly the biggest moment for “The Pride” was in 1997 when it received the prestigious John Philip Sousa Foundation’s “Sudler Trophy.” The award recognized the tradition of dedication, commitment and pride demonstrated by the marching band. “The Pride” is a haven of tradition, and the thing the band is most known for – the famed pregame show – is the biggest tradition the band has. It is one of the most energetic college pregame shows in the nation, and fans know the routine by heart. The show combines University fight songs with other widely known songs, which are paired with difficult marching drills that vary from year to year. However, the most popular points in the show always remain the same. The band begins the pregame show by marching down the field to “Fight Mountaineers.” What starts out as moving sets of two “WVUs” transforms into spokes and circles before the crowd erupts as the band expands the circles during “Simple Gifts.” The drill for “Hail West Virginia” is an actual showcase of the state. “The Pride” always forms the state outline during “Country Roads” and then inverts it during “Hail West Virginia.” In addition to the pregame show, the band also performs different energetic selections at halftime.

So far this year, the band has performed pieces by Blood, Sweat, & Tears; The Ides of March; and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The band will celebrate homecoming festivities next week with the music of jazz-fusion group Chase. The band performs around the nation as ambassadors of WVU and the state of West Virginia. This weekend the band will perform in the Fort Ligonier Days Festival Parade in Ligonier, Pa., and the Oakton Classic Marching Band Competition in Oakton, Va. They also performed in Norman, Okla., when the Mountaineers took on the Sooners of Oklahoma University. Members of “The Pride” are a part of almost every college in the University. Some members go on and come back to their roots as members of the marching band’s staff. That is true for Christopher Nichter, the assistant marching band director. Nichter is also an assistant to the directors of the West Virginia University Bands and assistant director of Athletic Bands. Nichter was a member of the marching band from 1999-2002 and served as a tuba assistant rank leader, tuba rank leader, tuba assistant section leader and tuba section leader, when he earned Outstanding Section leader in 2002. For him, being able to lead the band now is special because he was a member as a student. “It is an honor to serve West Virginia University’s marching band as Assistant Director,” Nichter said. “Because I am an alumnus

The marching band partakes in the ‘Boomstache’ theme of the Georgia State game. of the program, my role is especially meaningful.” Nichter has the opportunity to watch students grow over the course of their college career, but he said one of the best parts of the job is seeing how fans react when they see the band perform. “Every time I see the band emotionally move someone through our performances, I am deeply touched and reminded about the power of music,” Nichter said. The connection the band has to the state of West Virginia is truly special to him. “The Pride” has truly earned its name. For more information on “The Pride of West Virginia,” visit www.wvuband. org. daa&

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‘Wizard of Oz’ auditions to be held Saturday By jake jarvis Correspondent @dailyathenaeum

West Virginia Public Theatre, will be putting on “The Wizard of Oz” this December as their holiday show. Auditions will be held Saturday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at the AW Dance Studio, which is located at 256 Greenbag Rd. Those wishing to audition should schedule an audition slot by emailing Appointments will be made by email only. To come fully prepared, those wishing to audition should have a 32-bar musical selection that demonstrates vocal ability and range. Those auditioning may be asked to dance and should dress appropriately in clothes that are easy to move around. Michael Licata, the casting director, said being fully prepared is a big thing he looks for.

“I think it is extremely important that the performer be properly prepared for the audition,” Licata said. When coming into an audition, much like coming in for a job interview, confidence is key. “An actor should be confident when they walk in to audition,” said Katie Boothby, a West Virginia University acting student. “They don’t stutter, they demand attention. You can just tell who’s worked hard.” Lacata said she shares Boothby’s attitude about the audition process. “If I see that light in their eyes when they’re up on stage, they are the people with whom we want to work,” Lacata said. In past productions with West Virginia Public Theatre, audiences have been entertained by a variety of performers. With “The Wizard of Oz,” there is the possibility of

following a growing trend of using puppets on stage. “At this point we’re very seriously exploring the use of puppets in this production,” Lacata said. “This is contingent on finding a sponsor because it’s very expensive. If we do this, our actors will run the puppets.” The WVU Theatre department has a puppetry major in which students acquire a great set of skills that are highly marketable in the entertainment industry. “I’ve never worked with a puppet before, but it’s an experience I’d love to try,” said Wilhelmina McWhorter, a WVU acting student. Anyone who is interested in being a part of the production is welcome to schedule an appointment to audition. Performers often come from multiple states, sometimes even traveling across the country. If this is the case, there is housing available for the actors.

“We want to work with people who genuinely have love for performing, whether they are six years old or eighty-six years old,” Lacata said. If anyone is interested in auditioning, they should keep in mind the demanding rehearsal schedule. Cast members must be available for rehearsals 2 p.m.-10 p.m. every day during the rehearsal period. They will also be required to attend dress rehearsals 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Friday, Dec. 6-21 for the matinee performances. This is a major commitment for the actors, but has a major pay off, as well. “It is most important that the performer is comfortable and is able to show us not only what they do, but who they are,” Lacata said. For more information about “The Wizard of Oz,” visit daa&





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Smith maturing into NFL quarterback The former West Virginia star and current starting quarterback for the New York Jets, Geno Smith, has certainly had his share of growing pains – and he’d be the first to tell you that – but after committing four turnovers in an ugly Week 4 loss, the rookie signal caller bounced back in a big way Monday night, on the road and during primetime. Smith became just the second rookie quarterback in the 44-year history of Monday Night Football to win a game on the road. And according to CBS’s Will Brinson, Smith is the first quarterback to complete more than 75 percent of his passes, throw three touchdowns and win a game on the road since Carson Palmer did it in 2003. Even more importantly, Smith cultivated his third game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime (first in the NFL) in only five games total as an NFL quarterback. After playing solidly all game, Smith and the Jets offense somehow found themselves down a point with less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but Smith remained as cool and confident as his days rewriting the offensive record books at West Virginia. Smith went on to complete three consecutive passes, scramble for eight yards and a first down and then complete another pass to set up Nick Folk for the game-winning 43-yard field goal in an impressive display of the twominute drill. As soon as the ball cleared the uprights, a still calm and collected Smith met opposing quarterback Matt Ryan at midfield for a respectful handshake, and then answered reporters’ questions like he has hundreds of times before. Smith is certainly still very green, and his stat lines might illustrate that better than anything. The rookie has already tossed eight picks and lost three fumbles through just five starts. But some adversity is always expected when you’re dealing with a rookie quarterback who’s still learning on the job. Smith has deftly managed this adversity though, and taken the blame and the responsibility when things have gone sour (always the sign of a leader), while remaining humble when he’s been successful. Smith’s quarterback rating of 147.7 was the best in the entire league this week, better than Peyton Manning (129.6) or Tony Romo (140.0), but he was still as grounded as ever in Monday’s post game. That’s one of the biggest reasons Smith will one day have a chance to be an elite quarterback in the NFL. Some might see that as a big stretch considering we’re only five games into his career, and he clearly still has a lot to learn about playing at the highest level. But in many ways, this season has already panned out better for Smith than he probably could have ever imagined, even as confident as he is in his abilities as a football player.. Even when the Jets decided to take Smith early in the second round of last year’s NFL draft, most people expected he would likely spend the majority of his first professional season playing as a backup to Mark Sanchez, learning the ropes outside of the spotlight. Instead, Smith has already engineered three wins in five starts via three game-winning drives. If he can remain mentally tough throughout the rest of this year (definitely easier said than done), Smith will continue to develop the physical skills he already possesses and mature into a very capable NFL quarterback.


Quarterback Clint Trickett attempts a pass in West Virginia’s loss to Baylor.

Bye week ‘comes at a good time’ for head coach Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia by greg madia multimedia editor @GREGMADIA

The West Virginia football team is a little banged up; there are injuries all across head coach Dana Holgorsen’s two-deep roster. After playing six consecutive weeks to begin the season, Holgorsen said he understands the importance of the off week. “It comes at a good time for a number of reasons,” Holgorsen said during his weekly press conference. “Rest and recovery is extremely important; we have a beat up football team.” WVU was outplayed in every facet of the game against Baylor Saturday. The Bears’ offense rolled up more than 800 yards in ad-

dition to scoring 73 points against the Mountaineers’ very tired program. “Heading into the week of Baylor, we tried to convince (our players) that we had enough in our tank to be able to play against a good football team,” Holgorsen said. “Now looking back on it, I don’t know if we did.” Baylor was much fresher, much more energetic and it showed as WVU fell 73-42. For the Mountaineers, this week marks a time to get healthy. For the West Virginia offense, there is no more position of concern than the quarterback. Both redshirt junior Clint Trickett and redshirt freshman Ford Childress have been nursing injuries for the

past three weeks. Trickett hurt his shoulder against Oklahoma State but played through the injury against Baylor, while Childress’ pectoral injury sidelined him against Oklahoma State and Baylor. “We’ll rest Clint Trickett this week. With that shoulder, we’ll give him the whole week to rehab it and strengthen it to where he should be 100 percent,” Holgorsen said. Childress, who practiced last week, didn’t practice enough to play in the game Saturday night, so Holgorsen will rest him to have him back at full strength as well. And right now with both Trickett and Childress working back from injury, Holgorsen wouldn’t name

a starting quarterback. The realization is that it could be either of them or even junior Paul Millard. “The reality is that we’ve played six games and we’ve had three quarterbacks start two games each,” Holgorsen said. “They’re all guys who haven’t played very much and for whatever reasons – injuries, how they’ve practiced or how they’ve played in a game –we have to keep evaluating them.” For Holgorsen, not being able to develop both Trickett and Childress has been frustrating, because of their injuries holding them out of practice. “It’s unfortunate that they’re both dealing with injuries, but they have to continue to improve. I have all the confidence in the

world that they will continue to improve,” he said. Elsewhere, junior running back Dustin Garrison, who is suffering from a hamstring injury, will try to get on the practice field in time to play against Texas Tech. Starting offensive guard Quinton Spain has a concussion, but Holgorsen believes he will be cleared to practice by the end of the week. On the other side of the ball, Ricky Rumph injured his foot during the Baylor game. Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski should be ready to practice this week and linebacker Wes Tonkery, out with a broken thumb, will not participate in practice this week.

West Virginia wins second straight, defeats Stony Brook by joe mitchin sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The West Virginia men’s soccer team turned one streak into another Tuesday night at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The Mountaineers, who had been on a four-match losing streak before winning Saturday, won their second straight contest in a 3-1 rout of Stony Brook. Goals from Majed Osman and Andy Bevin, along with a Stony Brook own goal, secured the win. Osman scored the first goal of the evening in the 38th minute when he received a ball from the top of the box from defender Craig Stephens. Stephens’ terrific individual effort gave Osman his fifth goal of the season but his first since Sept. 21. West Virginia would add a second goal just two minutes

later thanks to an own goal from the Stony Brook defense. WVU led 2-0 at halftime. The Seawolves came out in the second frame much more offenseminded. The team saw several near-chances at the beginning of the half and scored in the 70th minute to draw within one goal of the Mountaineers. A ball shot by Stony Brook midfielder Keith McKenna defected off West Virginia defender Jack Elliott and into the back of the net for an own goal. WVU goalkeeper Lee Johnston was caught off balance and couldn’t make the save. Moments later, in the 77th minute, Mountaineer defender Alex Ochoa was fouled inside the box as he received a hard shoulder from a Stony Brook defender. Bevin cashed in on a penalty kick to give West Virginia a 3-1 lead.

“We played pretty well tonight,” said WVU head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “We were buzzing, flying around. We missed some chances, but the important thing was we created them. We found a way to score three goals when we weren’t firing on all cylinders today.” WVU outshot Stony Brook 20-4 Tuesday night, including a 13-0 advantage in the first half. Altogether, West Virginia notched five shots on goal to Stony Brook’s one. The Mountaineers haven’t given up a goal to an opponent in the last two matches and could have earned their second straight shutout if not for the own goal. It appears the Mountaineers have put their four-match losing streak behind them. The team looked much better in the past two matches to end their home stand. Overall,

the team went 2-3 during their stay in Morgantown and are now 3-3-1 overall this season at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The team is back to 5-5-1 on the season, the first time they’ve been all square since mid-September. “It’s always a better feeling winning than losing,” Craig Stephens said. “It’s good that we are sort of getting on a run and hopefully we can continue this on Friday at Hartwick.” West Virginia will travel Friday night to Hartwick and re-enter Mid-American Conference play. Hartwick was picked to finish last in the league in the preseason and are just 3-5-2 on the season. However, the Hawks went on the road to defeat Akron 2-0 Oct. 5 in one of the biggest upsets in MAC soccer history. Still, LeBlanc and the Mountaineers are focused on themselves.

“We’re starting to find a little bit of a rhythm,” LeBlanc said. “The defense has been much improved, we haven’t conceded very many shots on goal in the last few games, and we’re still able to attack with a lot of fury. I’m very pleased on how we’ve responded over the last couple of games. Now the goal is to keep it going one game at a time.” West Virginia and Hartwick will kickoff Friday in Oneonta, N.Y., at 7 p.m.

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Sophomore forward Jamie Merriam delivers a header in Tuesday night’s win over Stony Brook.



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Silva putting her name in West Virginia record books


Senior forward Frances Silva chases down the ball during West Virginia’s 2-1 win over Texas Friday.

by meghan carr sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The No. 9 West Virginia University women’s soccer team has the top scoring offense in the Big 12 Conference (33 goals) and it’s partly due to senior forward Frances Silva. The Overland Park, Kan., native ranks No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 14 nationally with 26 points (8 goals, 10 assists). Silva’s assist total and assists per game average (0.77) ranks her No. 3 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12. She has tallied at least one goal in every game except one. The Mountaineer star’s 31 career goals tie her

with Laura Kane (200104) for No. 6 in the Mountaineer record book, while her 81 career points are good enough for No. 7. In 2010, Silva tied Rena Lippa (1996-98) for No. 7 in career goals. “Those are some great goal scorers. Those are some great scorers she moved past. She’s just brought back some good memories for me and put herself among a good bunch,” said West Virginia head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. Silva has started most of the games in her career at WVU. In her freshman year she recorded more minutes than any other fresh-

man, was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team and netted the game-winning goal against Providence. Silva once again netted the game-winner against Providence in her sophomore year. She was named to the Big East Championship All-Tournament Team and All-Big East Second Team; she totaled 20 points (eight goals and four assists) that season. Silva started every match in 2011. Last season, Silva started all 20 matches. In her junior season, Silva scored 11 goals and recorded two assists to give the Kansas native 24 total points. She was the first Mountaineer to score

multiple goals in three consecutive games (Towson, High Point, Texas Tech). Silva was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after the Mountaineers’ game against Oklahoma State. She finished the season named to the 2012 All-Big 12 Second Team. Silva came to IzzoBrown as a midfielder but was immediately switched to a front position, and Silva immediately flourished. “I’m so smart, I’m so smart. I made her a forward and now look at her. She owes me, she owes me big,” Izzo-Brown joked. Although Silva is a great goal scorer and has made

many improbable shots when her team needed her, it’s the missed goals that she thinks about after the games. “A s h l e y Lawrence played a good ball on a cross that I missed against Texas. Another Ashley Lawrence ball to the middle that I missed and I know I’m going to get a nice talking to during film. The ones you miss definitely stay in your head after the game, because those could have been four goals total instead of two, which would have been amazing,” Silva said. Silva said although she does think about the missed shots, she can’t let herself think about them

during the game, because a forward is going to miss shots. It’s just a matter of how they rebound. “You’ve got to be able to forget things during a game as a forward. After scoring the first goal, I missed two shots and then I eventually scored another goal so you just got to keep going at it,” she said. Silva was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after tallying two goals against Texas Friday night. The Mountaineers have five games remaining this season. They remain unbeaten in the Big 12.

WVU defense leads to win against Stony Brook Tuesday by kevin hooker sports writer @dailyathenaeum

The West Virginia men’s soccer team ended their five-game homestand on a high note, defeating Stony Brook 3-1 to win its second consecutive game. The victory improves West Virginia’s home record to 4-3-1. The Mountaineers’ defense was the key to success, only allowing four shots by the Sea Wolves, which all came in the sec-

ond half. West Virginia had 20 shots, including five shots on-goal. “The defense was excellent tonight,” said head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “Haydon Bennett and Jack Elliott were excellent in the backfield. It wasn’t just the (defensive group), it was just a really good team effort from our entire squad.” Junior goalkeeper Lee Johnston improved his record to 5-3-1 and registered no saves in the game. Stony Brook’s lone goal came in the 70th minute,

but was committed by the WVU defense. Midfielder Keith McKenna took a shot that was deflected by Elliott and into the goal. “We had a little lull in the second half and let them back in the game,” LeBlanc said. “But I’m really proud of the way we finished it and got the game back under control.” Andy Bevin gave West Virginia a 3-1 lead on a penalty kick in the 78th minute to seal the victory. The Mountaineer defense has allowed just two

goals in its last three games and allowed 16 goals all season, which ranks No. 5 in the Mid-American Conference. “I didn’t make many (defensive) changes because we were flowing so well on both sides of the ball,” LeBlanc said. “We just did a really good job of shutting (their offense) down. There was about a 20-minute period where we lost ourselves a little bit, but for the most part I thought we were pretty good.”

The Mountaineer defense allowed a combined 12 shots in their last two games, which perhaps explained their recent success. Despite a recent fourgame losing streak, West Virginia is now 5-5-1 on the season. Bevin, Craig Stephens and Majed Osman each scored a goal for the Mountainers. Osman took a game-high four shots and now has five goals on the season. “I was playing through a little bit of a drought, and

it was nice to finally get a goal,” Osman said. “We’re definitely working better as a team and hopefully the wins keep coming.” The Mountaineers will return to conference play Friday for a road game against Hartwick before returning home for two games. “It’s good that we’re getting on a little run,” Stephens said. “Hopefully we continue this on through Friday.”

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Junior forward Andy Bevin controls the ball in a home match against Stony Brook Tuesday night.

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Craig Stephens prepares to take a shot in Tuesday night’s home match against Stony Brook.





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Wednesday October 9, 2013

West Virginia looking to avenge 2012 losses to Baylor


Middle blockers Evyn McCoy and Hannah Sackett attempt to block a shot during West Virginia’s win over UMBC.

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The West Virginia University volleyball team will return home after a sixday road trip to host Baylor (8-11, 0-3) tonight in the WVU Coliseum. “After spending last week on the road we are really excited to (be) back in Morgantown. I was really impressed with how well our team traveled last week,” said head coach Jill Kramer. “Their hard work throughout the spring and summer is really paying off. They are in great shape, which really becomes evident in how well they recover from match

to match and bounce back after road trips.” WVU (15-2, 2-1) enters the match following a win against Texas Tech Saturday. The win was the first Big 12 road victory in WVU volleyball history, and also featured the return of talented freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson. Despite Anderson playing in a splint in her first game back, she recorded a match-high 18 kills and chipped in 11 digs to record her seventh doubledouble of the season. Anderson and her fellow freshmen teammates weren’t there when the Mountaineers lost both matches to Baylor last season. The Bears won each

of the matches in consecutive sets and junior middle blocker Evyn McCoy said she remembers the outcome well. “I remember them being very scrappy on defense and offensively, they had some really good outside hitters,” McCoy said. “But as long as we keep our pace and play our game, I think it will be a good match.” Baylor will come into the Coliseum winless in the Big 12. Despite their losing record, the Bears feature some explosive offensive power. Senior Zoe Adom, a Euless, Texas, native leads the offensive charge for her team. Adom is the current leader in

kills on the team and will be the second member of the preseason All-Big 12 team whom the Mountaineers have faced this season. The senior served as a team captain last season and averaged 3.37 kills per set, which ranked No. 5 in the Big 12 in that category. With Adom off to another great start, Kramer said she will rely on her middle blockers to answer the call. “With what (Evyn) and Caleah are doing in the middle really helps us out defensively. When you set up well on the block, you can make good reads around that, and we’ll need to continue to do that,” she said.

Kramer said West Virginia has been working to improve both offense and defense in preparation for Baylor. “We are continuing to fine-tune some things, both offensively and defensively, this week, while staying very disciplined in practice,” she said. “The effort is there, (and) the practice intensity is there. We need to play point for point when match time comes.” Wednesday’s match will not only serve as a way for the Mountaineers to continue their winning streak at home but will also support breast cancer awareness. The match against Baylor has been deemed

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Dodgers close out Braves, move on to NLCS to face Pirates or Cardinals LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the celebration raged around them, Sandy Koufax sought out Clayton Kershaw in the hazy mist of the clubhouse for a hug. Koufax, whose blazing fastball dominated baseball in the mid-1960s, removed the protective goggles from his eyes and rested his arms on Kershaw’s broad shoulders. From the franchise’s old left-handed ace to its current young southpaw, a smiling Koufax looked Kershaw in the eyes and bestowed his congratulations. The Dodgers had advanced to their 10th National League championship series with a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. “To get a hug and get a ‘good job’ from a guy like that, from a guy that’s been there, from a guy that’s done this before and was the best at it for a long time is pretty special,” Kershaw said. “He genuinely cares about not only this team but kind of our well-being. He cares about us. That’s awesome.” The NL West champions open the next round Friday against St. Louis or Pittsburgh. The Cardinals host the wild-card Pirates in a winner-take-all Game 5 on Wednesday. “We’ve moved one step closer,” said Don Mattingly, managing in the playoffs for the first time. Juan Uribe hit a goahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers, who reached the NLCS for the first time since 2009. “It was a special night to get to do it here in L.A.,” said Kershaw, his hair slick from the spray of beer and champagne. “We haven’t won anything yet, but it definitely feels good to get to

celebrate. You never want to pass those moments up.” Carl Crawford homered his first two times up and the Dodgers won the bestof-five playoff 3-1. “This does not get old. I love the champagne. I love the burning sensation in my eyes,” center fielder Skip Schumaker said. “A lot of these guys have never experienced the moving on to the next round and I’m happy for them.” Yasiel Puig doubled down the right-field line leading off the eighth against losing pitcher David Carpenter. The rookie charged into second base and pumped his right fist in the air. Fans were on their feet chanting “Let’s go Dodgers!” when Uribe fouled off two bunt attempts. Then he sent a hanging 2-2 breaking ball into the Dodgers’ bullpen in left field to put them in front for the second time. Uribe knew it was gone as soon as he connected. He dropped his bat and threw both arms in the air at home plate. “This moment today I’ll never forget,” he said. “I think a lot of people feel like that.” Meanwhile, it was the latest October flop for Atlanta, which hasn’t won a postseason series since 2001. During that stretch, the Braves have lost seven straight playoff series and the 2012 NL wild-card game. “To end the way it did tonight, it’s going to hurt. It’s going to be a long way back,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “But tip your hat to the Dodgers and congratulate Donnie and his staff. The sad thing is there are no more games, you know?” Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless eighth to get the victory. Kenley Jansen struck out all three batters in the ninth for a save, fan-

ning Justin Upton to end it. That set off a raucous celebration on the field by the Dodgers, who rushed toward the mound in a mob. They tore jerseys off each other in unbridled excitement and doused Uribe with a bright-colored sports drink. “This team has a lot of fun. We don’t think about being the team to beat and all that stuff. We just go out there and play and try to have fun,” Crawford said. Jansen and catcher A.J. Ellis leaped into each other’s arms, and a burst of fireworks lit the sky in center field as blue and silver streamers cascaded from an upper level of the stadium. The Dodgers lined up exchanging hugs in the infield, and co-owners Mark Walter and Magic Johnson grinned watching the revelry among the team they purchased last year. Kershaw, Puig, Wilson and other players jogged around the warning track exchanging high-fives and hand slaps with delirious fans. “They were loud,” Kershaw said. “They want it just as much as we do.” The Dodgers were criticized for jumping into the ballpark pool in Arizona when they clinched the NL West crown last month. This time, they got to party at home. The Braves took a 3-2 lead in the seventh on pinch-hitter Jose Constanza’s RBI single off reliever Ronald Belisario. Needing a win to avoid elimination, Gonzalez never got the ball to lightsout closer Craig Kimbrel. “You don’t want it to ever end the way we ended today. But we had the right guy out there. Carp has been good for us,” Gonzalez said. “There is nothing to be ashamed of.”

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