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Monday November 4, 2013
Volume 126, Issue 54
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RAZE THE ROOF
Mountaineer Chili Fest gives back to Bartlett House BY Caroline Peters Staff Writer @DailyAthenaeum
Pi Beta Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon came together to host the first Mountaineer Chili Fest at the Morgantown Farmers Market Sunday. The event was hosted to raise money for the Bartlett House. Jake Campbell, a criminology student at West Virginia University and a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, helped organize the event. “We are testing the waters by hosting the chili event. Our goal is to connect the Greek community with the Morgantown community,” Campbell said. “We are taking small steps to create some transparency. We want the community to know Greek life does beneficial things.” Kayla Dransfield served as philanthropy chair for Pi Beta Phi and host of the event. “It feels awesome to be out here with the community. We love it. As a philanthropy chair, this is the type of service we like to do,” Dransfield said. “It’s
nice to able to show Morgantown that the Greek life isn’t limited. We want more community support and involvement.” Dan Gordon, a member of Phi Psi, said he enjoyed attending the event. “I love chili. I’m a chili maker myself, and some of these chilies are delicious,” Gordon said. “Some taste like canned chili, and some taste like homemade chili with some character. It absolutely feels great to be here. I think it’s great to have something on a small scale that supports the community.” All of the sororities and fraternities on campus were invited to participate. Alex Monos, a member of Delta Tau Delta, said his entire fraternity joined in making their chili recipe. “We wanted to make chili and to give back to the community,” Monos said. “Our fraternity put our heart into making this. It feels good that we ran out of chili because that means we did our part and people liked it.” After each recipe was tasted, judges gave scores to the best chili. Alina
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Former West Virginia football player Wes Lyons spoke to young people in the community about tobacco use.
Former WVU football player educates youth on dangers of tobacco use
BY Summer Ratcliff City Editor @SummerRatcliff
West Virginia’s RAZE program hosted the second of its regional RAZE kick off events Saturday at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown to educate the state’s youth about the harmful effects of tobacco use. Wes Lyons, former West Virginia
University football player and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver, headlined the RAZE event Saturday with a powerful address encouraging young people to pursue their dreams and stay focused. “I had a great time at (Saturday’s) RAZE event. Not only did I have a positive effect on the kids, I made a powerful impact on the adults, too,” Lyons
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Mountaineer Week offered ‘Family Fun Day’ Saturday BY Evelyn Merithew Staff Writer @DailyAthenaeum
Hundreds of families celebrated WVU’s 66th Mountaineer Week by attending Family Fun Day in the Mountainlair, where they were able to spend time with each other in a variety of ways. “We work on Mountaineer Week and Family Day for a whole year. We bring in anything that we think would be interesting to the whole family, particularly children,”
said Sonja Wilson, adviser of Mountaineer Week. This year is the 150th anniversary of the state of West Virginia, and Wilson said the theme for the celebration is “Salute to West Virginia.” In the Vandalia Lounge, children were able to make crafts pertaining to the state’s symbols: trout, black bear, cardinal and sugar maple. The crafts were hung on a pine tree saluting the state. There were three different children’s authors present, and Headline Books had a book display set out.
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In the games section of the Mountainlair, children and their families were playing with Lincoln Logs, chess, checkers, beading bracelets and coloring. “One year, I saw a former employee just sitting down and playing checkers with his grandson. It was so heartwarming for me to see that. Sometimes you just really wonder if people get to do that in their homes anymore,” Wilson said. Face painting was being done by a woman named Miss Tea Cup, and there
were performances on the stage all day, including singing, dancing and wrestling. The “String of Pearls,” a group of tap dancers, all of whom are at least 60 years of age, performed throughout the day. “Family Fun Day is organized for the children of the community so that we can teach them Appalachian heritage and culture,” said Pam DeBarr, adviser of Family Fun Day. “We try to have the games and activities coincide with that so we can teach them that culture.”
There was a full train display set up by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, and there were horse and buggy rides around the Mountainlair. “Today is just a day to sit back and take it all in, try to relax and have fun,” Wilson said. As well as having funfilled activities for the children, there was a craft fair on the second floor and in the Ballrooms. In addition to a quilt show, there were works done by artists throughout Appa-
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lachia, including basketry, textiles, jewelry, photography, pottery, woodwork, metal and glasswork and paper crafts. “I think fall is just such a time when you look outside and everything just seems so pretty. Everything is so bright, and just looking at the colors makes you happy,” Wilson said. “It’s a time when the leaves are turning, it’s football season, the chill’s in the air, and everybody is just happy.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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France: journalists killed in Mali were shot PARIS (AP) — Two veteran French journalists kidnapped and killed in northern Mali were shot to death, French authorities said Sunday, as questions emerged about how the gunmen managed to carry out the attack near a town where both French troops and U.N. forces are based. The slayings of Ghislaine Dupont, 51, and Claude Verlon, 58, shocked France and underscored how insecure parts of northern Mali remain months after a Frenchled military intervention against al-Qaida and other extremists. The new details, shared by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius after a meeting of key ministers with French President Francois Hollande, failed to clarify who was behind the killings and why the pair was targeted. He said the two were shot multiple times and their bodies found near the vehicle that whisked them away. Earlier, four Malian officials, including the head of the armed forces in Kidal said the journalists’ throats had been slit.
Their bodies were flown to the Malian capital of Bamako on Sunday, and were to be returned to France on Monday. The Radio France Internationale journalists were kidnapped Saturday after interviewing a Tuareg rebel leader in Kidal. The northern town is under de facto rebel control despite the presence of French and U.N. troops. French troops, alerted to the kidnappings, set up checkpoints, sent out patrols and called in helicopters to search for the journalists, French military spokesman Col. Gilles Jaron said. But a patrol arrived too late, finding the abandoned vehicle east of the town and the bodies nearby. The French troops, some 200 of whom are based at the Kidal airport, had earlier found no trace of the fleeing vehicle. Fabius said the bodies were found some 12 kilometers (8 miles) outside Kidal and “several meters” from the vehicle. RFI chief Marie-Christine Saragosse said they were found 80 meters (87 feet) from the kidnappers’ vehicle.
The killings were “odious, abject and revolting,” Fabius said. He said one journalist had been hit with three bullets, the other two – but that the car, whose doors were locked, showed no impact from bullets. Cecile Megie, RFI’s executive editor, said the two journalists had been seized by a group that spirited them away in a beige pickup truck. “The site showed no trace of fighting, gunfire. It was an execution,” Megie said. Despite January’s Frenchled intervention and a presidential election since, much of Mali, especially the vast north, remains in turmoil. Suspicion as to who was behind the killings grew as bits of information trickled out. Both Tuareg separatists of the National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad, known as the NMLA, and al-Qaida-linked fighters operate in the area. The NML A rebels launched their latest rebellion in 2012. Those rebels were later chased out by alQaida’s fighters in the region but have returned to prominence in Kidal in recent
months. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has kidnapped Westerners, but it tends not to kill them but rather to hold them for ransom as a means of bankrolling its operations. The killings came four days after France rejoiced at the liberation of four other citizens, who had been kidnapped in neighboring Niger three years ago and were found in northwest Mali. “The killers are those we are fighting, that is, the terrorist groups who refuse democracy and refuse elections,” Fabius said. Mali is to hold a parliamentary vote later this month. The journalists had traveled to Kidal to report for a special program on Mali ahead of the voting. Saragosse, who heads France 24 TV along with RFI, was traveling to Bamako on Sunday to accompany the return of the bodies. She said the slain journalists had been accompanied from Bamako to Kidal, some 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) north, by U.N. troops who have been present since the end of the French
intervention. The pair – both long-time RFI employees familiar with challenging terrain – were taken to the town hall, “the safest place,” said Saragosse, who also met with Hollande Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether the U.N. troops were in the vicinity at the time of the kidnapping. The French military spokesman confirmed reports that French forces in Mali had refused to take the journalists to Kidal for security and “operational reasons.” A U.N. spokesman said its troops had not noticed the vehicle used in the kidnapping in any of the seven checkpoints in and around the city manned by them. “These seven checkpoints are at major transit locations and the vehicle of the kidnappers was not noticed at any of these checkpoints,” said Olivier Salgado, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali. He added: “You need to put this in the context of the desert. This is a place with dunes. They must have used a non-official road or path.”
Lt. Col. Oumar Sy, a Malian officer stationed in Kidal and involved in the investigation, said that all signs point to the NMLA. “We are in a town that is in the de facto hands of the NMLA,” Sy said. “We learn these poor people are taken in front of the house of an NMLA leader. No one lifts a finger to help them. What conclusion would you come to?” NMLA representatives in Kidal could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press on Sunday. Dupont, a senior correspondent, and Verlon, a production technician, had worked at RFI since the 1980s. Dupont spent the bulk of her career in Africa. “She was a sniffer dog, who was never content with the information she had. She always wanted to dig and dig some more,” her colleague Nicolas Champeaux recalled. Verlon had worked in Iraq and Afghanistan and was passionate about Africa, where he had been on numerous assignments, according to RFI.
Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 23-year-old charged as the gunman in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport told authorities at the scene that he acted alone and had been dropped off by a friend, a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press on Sunday. Authorities do not believe the friend knew that Paul Ciancia, the man charged in the attack, planned to open fire inside LAX’s Terminal 3 just moments later, killing one Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three other people, including two more TSA workers, said the official, who is not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation and requested anonymity. Ciancia was dropped off in a black Hyundai and was not a ticketed passenger. He was able to respond to investigators’ questions at the scene Friday, the official told the AP exclusively. Ciancia, an unemployed motorcycle mechanic who grew up in the small, bluecollar town of Pennsville, N.J., was shot four times and was under 24-hour armed guard at the hospital, the official said. Ciancia was sedated for medical reasons, the official said, adding that one gunshot to the mouth blew a molar out of the suspect’s jaw Federal prosecutors charged Ciancia on Saturday with murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. The charges could qualify him for the death penalty. In court documents and interviews, authorities spelled out a chilling chain of events, saying Ciancia walked into the airport, pulled a .223-caliber assault rifle from his duffel bag and fired repeatedly at pointblank range at 39-year-old
TSA officer Gerardo I. Hernandez, killing him. He then fired on at least two other uniformed TSA employees and an airline passenger, who all were wounded, before airport police shot him as panicked passengers cowered in stores and restaurants, authorities said. It wasn’t clear why Ciancia targeted TSA officers, but what he left behind made it clear he intended to kill any of them who crossed his path, FBI Agent in Charge David L. Bowdich said. The shooter’s duffel bag contained a handwritten letter signed by Ciancia stating he’d “made the conscious decision to try to kill” multiple TSA employees and that he wanted to “instill fear in their traitorous minds,” Bowdich said. The letter also talked about “how easy it is to get a gun into the airport,” the law enforcement official said. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday he had seen the note and said Ciancia’s actions show how difficult it is to protect travelers at a massive airport such as LAX. The terminals are open and easily accessible to thousands of people who arrive at large sliding glass doors via a broad ring road that fronts the facility and is designed to move people along quickly. “It’s like a shopping mall outside the perimeter, it’s almost like an open shopping mall,” McCaul said. “So it’s very difficult to protect.” The FBI has served a search warrant on a Sun Valley residence where Ciancia lived, Ari Dekofsky, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, said Sunday. Agents
are still interviewing people, she said. Authorities believe the rifle used in the shooting was purchased in Los Angeles. Ciancia also had two additional handguns that he purchased in Los Angeles, but which weren’t at the crime scene, a law enforcement official said. The official, who has been briefed on the investigation, was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. The purchases themselves appeared legal, although authorities were still tracing them, and it’s unclear if the shooter used his own identification or someone else’s, the official said. “He didn’t buy them on the street. He didn’t buy them on the Internet,” the official said. “He bought them from a licensed gun dealer – the rifle and the two handguns.” Hernandez, a three-year veteran of the TSA, moved to the U.S. from El Salvador at age 15, married his sweetheart, Ana, on ValenAP tine’s Day in 1998 and had Lighted pylons at the Century Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles International Airport, which normally flash in a multicolored sequence, shine a steady blue Saturday in honor of Gerardo Hernandez, the Transportation Security Adtwo children. The other two TSA offi- ministration officer slain at an LAX terminal Friday. cers wounded in the attack during my speech. It shows have been released from More specifically, the the hospital. that they were listening West Virginia Youth Toand taking something away bacco Survey indicated Brian Ludmer, a CalabaContinued from page 1 sas High School teacher, refrom (the) event.” tobacco use in any form, mained in fair condition at As someone who ac- including cigarettes, Ronald Regan UCLA Medcomplished a lot of goals by smokeless tobacco and ciical Center with a gunshot said. “A few of the parents staying tobacco-free, Lyons gars decreased by 32 perwound to the leg. His family came to me with tears in said it’s important to him to cent among the state’s declined to comment and their eyes telling me how be a positive role model and high school students and asked for privacy, hospital grateful they were to hear someone the youth of West by 45 percent among the officials said. me deliver my message to Virginia can look up to. state’s middle school stuTwo other people suftheir children.” “Just by them seeing an dents during the same time fered injuries trying to Lyons shared the lessons example of someone they frame. he learned while pursu- look up to makes them “RAZE is really having an evade the gunman, but weren’t shot. ing athletic and academic want to be and do better,” impact on youth tobacco success and encouraged he said. “One kid came up use in West Virginia,” said The FBI was still looking into Ciancia’s past, but inthe participants to work to me and told me he has David Deutsch, program vestigators said they had hard, stay dedicated and been trying to stop using manager for the Youth Tonot found evidence of preavoid temptations such as tobacco, and he said my bacco Prevention Program. vious crimes or any runtobacco. message made him more “The prevalence decreases “I think the kids really confident in quitting his ad- we’re seeing are encourins with the TSA. They took a lot away from my diction. These are the sto- aging, but there is still a lot said he had never apspeech. More than 100 kids ries that stick with me and of work to be done in this plied for a job with the agency. reached out to me through make me enjoy what I’m state.” social media during or after doing even more.” To learn more about the (the) event,” he said. “I’m Recent data shows a de- RAZE campaign and the efthankful to be in the posi- crease in tobacco usage fects it has on West Virginia, tion that I’m in (and) to be among high school and visit http://www.razewv. able to encourage those middle school students in com/. kids. I enjoyed the kids West Virginia during the quoting me on what I said last 13 years. email@example.com
Continued from page 1 Kurtanich, the people’s choice judge, said she was happy to participate. “It feels fantastic to be a judge. I went to school and just this Chili Fest represents everyone coming together for the community,” Kurtanich said. The Chili Fest didn’t stop after attendees were done eating. The event provided live entertainment for its guests, as well. Attendees were able to enjoy face painting, a moon bounce, a cornhole tournament and raffle games. firstname.lastname@example.org
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123 hosts Halloween Bash featuring three bands by tiffany benson correspondent @dailyathenaeum
123 Pleasant Street’s Halloween Bash was pleasantly spooky with special performances by The Furr, Sleepwalker and the Stonewall Jackson 5ive Thursday night. The venue was packed with concertgoers dressed in costumes for the sixth annual Halloween Bash. Upon entering 123, attendees were greeted with an instantly creepy atmosphere and candy from a blood-covered surgeon. The Furr started off the evening with a set including some covers dedicated
to Lou Reed. They pumped up the crowd with the Velvet Underground’s song “Venus In Furs,” which the group performed energetically. “I consider them like the Velvet Underground of Morgantown,” said Jeff Ryan, member of Stonewall Jackson 5ive. “You know Lou Reed just died, and I hear a lot of Velvet Underground in those guys.” Next to take the stage was Sleepwalker, who rocked the crowd with covers of The National, Queens of the Stoneage and TV on the Radio. By this time, the crowd was engaging in the music and were starting to dance
along. The rock-grunge band’s upbeat and soothing songs had the crowd wanting more. Each band did more than entertain with their music, as each member had on a costume that wowed the crowd and added to the creepy feel of the night. Stonewall Jackson 5ive’s Nosferatu-style vampire costumes amazed the audience with their old-fashioned Halloween vibe. “We showed off our new masks, made a lot of creepy sounds and just tried freak people out a little bit,” Ryan said. Stonewall Jackson 5ive has played every year for the Halloween Bash be-
cause they helped start the Halloween tradition at 123. The band has plans to continue performing at the show next year as well. “Well, we did out first show in 2008 and put a lot of work into it,” Ryan said. “After that, we were just asked to headline, so it’s kind of become a big deal.” The sixth annual Halloween Bash was a successful evening that brought in a large crowd and allowed people to unleash their Halloween spirit in a safe and non-judgmental environment with original music. email@example.com
A university divided: Qdoba vs. Chipotle The battle of Mexican grills
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Sleepwalker gets into the spirit of Halloween as they play a set at 123 Thursday.
Ghost tour to give insight to local hauntings BY LACEY PALMER A&E EDITOR @LACEYPalmer
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Qdoba on the Evansdale Campus offers Mexican cuisine similar to Chipotle.
BY ALYSSA PLUCHINO STAFF WRITER @DAILYATHENAEUM
In the middle of football season, West Virginia University is still a university divided. There is no denying football fans are the most loyal, passionate and supporting of all. However, even after the season is over, students stand devoted to their favorite dining options, as well. It is this devotion that raises the inevitable question on campus: Chipotle or Qdoba? Although the menu items between the two are nearly identical, both offering fast, filling and affordable Mexican cuisine, many students
have adamant opinions as to why one is better than the other. So what gives? The nearest Chipotle is located in Pittsburgh, but this does not stop WVU students from eating their favorite Mexican food. Although there is a Qdoba in Morgantown on the Evansdale Campus, Chipotle lovers insist the extra hours of driving and the gas expense is worth being able to quench their Chipotle cravings. “Chipotle’s ingredients even taste fresher. The food also has more spice and flavor in it,” said Onalee Makam, an exercise physiology student from Great Falls, W.Va. “The rice is saltier, and it has cilantro
in it, which makes it even better.” Several other students agreed, saying Chipotle offers fresher ingredients throughout the day and diners get more for their money. “The quality of (Chipotle’s) food is much higher. Even the presentation of the food and store is better,” said Twitter user @ ohhsoDIRTY. On the opposing side, many still argue Qdoba offers a finer dining experience for one simple reason: their queso dip. “I really don’t understand the whole hype over Chipotle. The food doesn’t taste any better, and Qdoba has better cheese in gen-
eral,” said Andrew Candelino, an advertising student from Mountainside, N.J. “Their quesadillas are much better, and the queso is amazing. Queso is crucial factor for Mexican food.” However, one WVU student favors Qdoba for an unexpected reason. “Qdoba (is better), since they do a lot for the community. Their rewards program is great, too,” said Twitter user @affyjay. The feud between the two Mexican fast-food restaurants will never die, as students remain adamant as to why they favor one over the other. firstname.lastname@example.org
Americana musician Keller Williams rocks the MET
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Keller Williams gets into the music Friday evening at the Metropolitan Theater.
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Keller Williams greets his fans Friday.
Morgantown Sound presents...
Wisdom of Owls Fairmont/Morgantown, W.Va. Soulful Folk “Seasons” https://www.facebook.com/AWisdomofOwls This week’s Morgantown Sound features a lively and soulful folk rock group, Wisdom of Owls. Their interpretation of Appalachian folk is heavily influenced by blues and bluegrass, and their feel-good lyrics are warm and welcoming. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Watch at Gluck Theatre in the Mountainlair Listen at 91.7FM or http://u92.wvu.edu
Students have the opportunity tonight to say goodbye to Halloween in a frightening yet enlightening way through the third annual West Virginia University Ghost Tour. Sponsored by the West Virginia Spectral Heritage Project in conjunction with Mountaineer Week, the tour is held every fall to educate and entertain students and Morgantown residents through telling ghost stories about the haunted buildings on WVU’s Downtown Campus and other local locations. Presented by award-winning storyteller Jason Burns, the tour uncovers the many mysteries regarding alleged hauntings on campus, including the death of Elizabeth Moore one year prior to E. Moore Hall’s completion, the little girl in the yellow party dress who many have seen dancing around campus, the death of an employee in an elevator shaft and even the death of a cow in the Woodburn clock tower. “The tour starts out in E. Moore Hall in the main lounge. We tell a few stories to get everyone psyched up, and then we take off,” Burns said. “From E. Moore, we go down to Colson, to the library, then up the street to Stewart, to the Mountainlair, to Woodburn Hall and then, back to E. Moore. All along the way, we point out alleged haunted places on campus.” According to Burns, E. Moore is, without a doubt, the most popular stop along the tour – and perhaps, the most haunted. “E. Moore has a ghost who is very active,” Burns said. “Still today, people see and hear her, and there are always things going on in there, so people ask about it.” Although Burns admits the ghosts haven’t made many appearances during the first two tours, he doesn’t count out the possibility of guests having their own experience. “The first year, we were telling a story outside E. Moore Hall, and the lights on the top floor came on,” Burns said. “I’m not sure if that was a ghost or a janitor, but everyone was freaked out about it.” For those who have already been on the tour in previous years, Burns assures there will be new material and more to enjoy during this year’s tour. “There’s a lot more stuff this year,” Burns said. “In addition to the stories be-
ing told about campus, I’ll also tell some about the area in the beginning of the tour. There’s a story about the river monster, Dorsey’s Knob and downtown hauntings, so it’s all going to be expanded to reach more of the state.” The West Virginia Spectral Heritage Project, which was founded by Burns in 2006, aims to continue the rich tradition and history of ghost stories within the state through researching, recording and performing. “I am a member of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, so it’s kind of a hobby of mine, and the ghost tours are something I enjoy doing,” Burns said. “I like the performing and seeing the looks on people’s faces when I tell them something they didn’t know or might not have realized – just getting people to understand something about their city or about themselves that didn’t quite click at first.” Burns expects an even larger turnout at this year’s event compared to the previous two. “The first year we did the tour, we had expected 30-40 people, and we ended up with 112,” Burns said. “It’s always popular, and I think that’s why even 50 or more people came last year despite the bad weather.” Last year, Burns and the guests of the tour had to deal with Hurricane Sandy’s wrath. So they stayed inside E. Moore Hall and told the stories, which is also the plan in case of bad weather this year, according to Burns. Burns suggests good walking shoes and a jacket, as the tour consists of quite a bit of walking and will last about two hours. The third annual WVU Ghost Tour is set to begin tonight at 7 with a reception in the first floor lounge of E. Moore Hall on the Downtown Campus. The tour is free and open to the public. “I think the tour will be a lot of fun for people,” Burns said. “A lot of people don’t know that much about Morgantown, especially if you’ve only been here for a few years. I’ve been here 13 years, and I’m still learning. “Even people who have lived here their entire lives will come up to me (after the tour), and tell me they didn’t even realize that happened here.” To learn more about the West Virginia Spectral Heritage Project and the ghost tour, visit their Facebook page, http://www.wvspectralheritage.com or http:// www.wvstorytellers.org. email@example.com
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SNL addresses its lack of diversity The writers of “Saturday Night Live” addressed the elephant in the room: the predominately white group of cast members. Kerry Washington took on the role of Michelle Obama in the cold open of the latest episode of “SNL,” also taking double duty as Oprah. “I feel like it’s been years seen I’ve seen you,” said Jay Pharoah while portraying Barack Obama. This is very true – the last woman to play Michelle was Maya Rudolph, who left the show in 2007. The cold open paused a moment when a voice-over played: “The producers at ‘Saturday Night Live’ would like to apologize to Kerry Washington for the number of black women she will be asked to play. We make these requests because Ms. Washington is an actress of considerable range and talent – and also because ‘SNL’ does not currently have a black woman on the cast. Mostly the latter. We agree this is not an ideal situation and look forward to rectifying it in the near future, unless, of course, we fall in love with another white guy first.” The joke repeated itself later in the show when Washington took a moment
Jay Pharaoh and Kerry Washington starred in Saturday’s show, which joked about the lack of diversity within the ‘SNL’ cast. to change into Beyonce and six actors playing Matthew McConaugheys stormed the Oval Office. These sketches and allusions are obviously a re-
sponse to the slew of questions Lorne Michaels and his crew have gotten about the lack of diversity. In a recent interview with TV Guide, Kenan Thomp-
son said he would no longer be making up for the lack of diversity by playing black female characters. He said the problem with casting black female members stemmed
Ending hunger close to home
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With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, most of us are beginning to fantasize about eating the delicious foods of the season and making plans to reconnect with family and friends. My family usually spends Thanksgiving in Orlando, Fla., where my mom prepares a delicious turkey dinner with stuffing, potatoes, corn, pies and my favorite, ambrosia. However, many Americans aren’t fortunate enough to have such luxuries during the holiday season. More than 16 million children in the U.S. live in a household struggling to put food on the table, meaning one in five children might not get to eat on any given day. It’s hard for me to imagine what it would be like to go a whole day without a crumb of food, let alone without having a big holiday dinner with my family, but this is the reality for many American children living in poverty. There are programs attempting to help these families in need, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Almost half of those receiving SNAP are children. Sadly enough, not everyone living in poverty qualifies for these programs. There is a negative association with the people who use SNAP and laziness. Most people assume someone who needs assistance is too lazy to work or to help out their families without government assistance. Regardless of how “lazy” the parent is, their laziness should not have an effect on whether their child receives benefits from this program or from any other assistance. Sure, there are food pantries, soup kitchens and food drives, but those are short-term solutions to an
dressed the issue by telling the Associated Press it was the directors’ “number one priority.” However, diversity has never been a strong point for “SNL”. If you look up the roster, you’ll see many of the biggest names and longest-running contracts belong to white males and females, including: Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Billy Crystal, Martin Short, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Andy Samberg, and most recently, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig. Considering “SNL” is a jumping off point for many comedians and actors, it might make sense for more black characters to be featured on the show. So, the question: is this a lack of available talent as the cast and crew claim, or is this a civil rights issue? Without being in the office during casting, it’s hard to tell. The episode in question did a good job of addressing the issue in true “SNL” fashthegrio.com ion, but whether the response is enough or mostly a copout remains to be seen. from the lack of talent. What we do know is that “It’s just a tough part of the the show will continue to stay business,” he said. “Like in au- in hot water until they bring in ditions, they just never find some fresh talent. ones that are ready.” Michaels directly firstname.lastname@example.org
A young boy begs for food and shelter. More than 49 million Americans do not have reliable access to food. immense problem. No child should go hungry because we don’t want to take a burden off their “lazy” parents due to our personal or political opinions. A child is never at fault for their family’s financial situation, and every child deserves access to food. However, because of these negative connotations associated with impoverished Americans, the rest of us tend to overlook the horrendous problems in our own neighborhoods. Starvation in children isn’t just a problem in the U.S. Worldwide, there are 925 million people going hungry, which leads to an astounding 16,000 child deaths per day from hunger-related causes. One child dies from hunger every five seconds. Of course, we wish we could help starving children, as it is heartbreaking to imagine any child going hungry. Unfortunately, it
isn’t possible. How is it fair to all of the impoverished American children to receive little assistance while so many of their fellow citizens are traveling and sending money to other countries instead of helping out those close to home first? My family sponsored a child living in Swaziland for many years. We sent him and his family money for food and even had the option to send an animal to his village. In Swaziland, life expectancy is 48 years. In the U.S., life expectancy is 78. These harsh statistics could be why Americans seem to care more about helping out those from other countries rather than our own. Whenever I see a sad story about these nations on TV or the Internet, I always find myself asking, “What about the kids here?” Is it because there is an association with la-
ziness when it comes to those in need? Is it because we feel the children in the U.S. have more opportunities than those in emerging nations? The amount of opportunities our kids have compared to those in other nations doesn’t matter if they end up dying of starvation. What you do with your time and money and whether you decide to donate to those in need remains a personal choice. The importance of particular national and international problems ranks differently for all of us. The bottom line is no child ever needs to go hungry if we all do our part to help. Next time you sit down to a nice meal, think about what it’d be like if you didn’t have that opportunity, and maybe it will make you want to do anything you can to help. email@example.com
When it comes to the fashion industry, little is more controversial than the model of fast fashion. Simply put, fast fashion includes designing and manufacturing trendy styles quickly and cheaply, allowing the mainstream consumer to purchase fashionable clothing at a low price. This growing trend is becoming more popular than ever. When it comes to fast fashion, few can point to where the trend actually found its footing. When I told a fashion student friend I was writing this column, she said I couldn’t talk about fast fashion without talking about Zara. With a little research, I found the Spanish-based company may be the innovator responsible for changing the fashion industry forever. Many credit Zara as being the first to transfer fast fashion production to low cost countries. It is said the retail giant needs only two weeks to develop a new product and get it to stores. Compared to the industry average of six months, it is no wonder stores using this model have a competitive advantage. Whereas other retailers may only launch a few hundred designs a season, Zara launches a whopping 10,000 new designs each year. Popular American-based companies that implement the same model used by Zara include H&M and Forever 21, and their growth is resulting in plummeting sales for their neighbors in malls. Perhaps the most prevalent example is the teen apparel giant Abercrombie and Fitch. The company is reporting a total U.S. sales drop of 17 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal. Comparatively, Forever 21 is reporting revenue growth of more than 30 percent. This profound change in shopping trends has retailers and industry leaders asking
exactly what driving force is behind the preference for cheaper and faster clothing. Many designers agree widespread use of social media has made teens and twentysomethings more sophisticated and fashionable than any generation before. Simultaneously, the amount of pocket money the average millennial has to spend on clothing has taken a drastic decline. The unemployment rate of 16-19year olds is at 23.7 percent, and the payroll tax hike has taken out an average of $30 per paycheck, representing 30 percent of a teen’s discretionary spending. Simply put, the younger generation wants to be trendy and cool, but has to do so on a limited budget. Michael Kors, well-known designer of high-end products, recently said the trend of fast fashion is not here to stay. “This generation of teenagers is going to start shopping very differently when they reach their twenties – I think they’re going to have an aversion to the idea of disposable fashion,” said Kors. “It’s a concept that today’s twentysomethings grew up on, and I have a feeling that today’s teenagers with their sophistication aren’t going to buy into that. They’re likely to rebel because they don’t want to be like the generation before them and will actually want to spend money on things that will last, and (on)versatility and sustainability.” Although Kors’s brand remains successful despite changes in the fashion industry, a drastic conversion from what is cheap and readily available to what is expensive is unlikely to gain any ground in the face of a stressed economy and a cash-strapped shopper. Trendy as they may be, future twentysomethings are going to face the toughest job market in history, and with the high unemployment rate and skyrocketing student loan debt that they will face in the coming years, they will be unlikely to purchase a $100 sweater. firstname.lastname@example.org
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HOROSCOPE BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you often feel as if you are navigating in a fog, not exactly sure of where you are heading. Nevertheless, you will make many friends. Your ability to detach yet empathize becomes stronger. If you are single, you might meet someone quite unique and different. You could learn a lot by relating to each other. If you are attached, the two of you often have silly misunderstandings. Just maintain a sense of humor and be willing to open up. Tune in to your psychic ability when dealing with others. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHH You’ll want to be more in sync with someone. Realize that you might have to initiate a conversation with this person. It could seem as though
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to an offer. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHH Your creativity soars early in the day. Funnel your high energy into some task that could be made better through an infusion of this trait. Detaching from a situation will help you choose the right direction for you to head in. Tonight: As early as you can, go off and have some fun. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HH You might move slowly, but once you get going, your creativity seems to soar. Apply some of your imagination to the tasks at hand. You will find that they are more interesting and allow greater flexibility. Tonight: Tap into a loved one’s way of thinking. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Go with the flow, and honor what is happening with someone in your
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The School of Theatre & Dance successfully dazzled audiences with their biggest production of the season with “Cabaret” at the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center. The musical, written by Joe Masteroff with compositions by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is considered to be the first concept musical in American musical theater, meaning the musical places a greater emphasis on content and concentrates on specific ideas rather than narrative aspects. “Cabaret” paved the way
for similar shows and extravagant theater in the ‘70s and ’80s such as “A Chorus Line,” “Working,” “Chicago,” and “Nine.” As the musical has been adapted for Broadway revivals and an award-winning film, audiences went into the Lyell B. Clay Theatre with high expectations. The intricate set of the Kit Kat Club, the nightclub where a majority of the scenes took place, was visible as seats began to fill up in the theater. One by one, actors took the stage as members of the orchestra tuned their instruments in preparation for the show. The lights finally dimmed as the Master of Ceremonies, started off the high-
energy opening number “Willkommen,” enchanting audience members from the moment he stepped on stage. Vincent Pelligrino, an over-the-top, talented actor, added much-needed comedy throughout the play to balance out its looming darkness. Clifford Bradshaw, played by Byan Staggers, is a struggling novelist who starts his journey to Berlin to find inspiration for his new novel. Bradshaw encounters many friends along the way, including his landlord Fraulein Schneider, played by Brianne Taylor, and her blossoming love interest, Herr Schultz, played by Beau Harris. During his stay, he meets and falls in
love with British singer Sally Bowles, played by Nora Perone, at the Kit Kat Club. Both couples fall in love. However, due to the increasing dangers in Germany and the rise of Adolf Hitler, their romance quickly diminishes. Director Lee Blair handled concepts such as racism, anti-Semitism, prostitution, addiction and gender identification with great care. Not only were the acting and vocals perfected by the lead actors, but the costumes, set, choreography and crucial comedic timing was spot on. The balance between the dramatic historical background and the comedy of
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Master of Ceremonies, played by Vincent Pelligrino, performs ‘Two Ladies.’ the play was perfect and entertained audience members while addressing serious issues. Kristyn Edgar, a WVU law student, said she noticed a wide variety of reactions from audience members throughout the weekend’s performances. “The audience changed more than the performance varied each night. It seemed like (Saturday) night the audience was a lot more conservative than Friday,” Edgar said. “I think it was an older audience. It seemed like the audience last night laughed more at the old couple and not at the sexual humor.” Taylor Horst, a WVU theatre student, said she
thought every aspect of the production was stunning and was thoroughly entertained. “‘Cabaret’ took me by surprise, because it’s not your typical musical where everyone starts happy and ends (up) happy. The dark side of the musical catches you off guard, but it’s evened out by the comedy,” Horst said. “Even after seeing it three times, I never was not entertained. The actors and the production itself keep you engaged the whole time.” For more information about future productions, visit http://theatre.wvu. edu/our_season. email@example.com
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New identity for WVU basketball Last season the West Virginia men’s basketball team struggled to find an offensive identity in its first-ever campaign in the Big 12. The Mountaineers scored just 66.1 points per game, 209th in the nation, while recording their secondlowest 3-point shooting percentage as a team in the last 15 years. The lowest came only a year earlier, so it’s safe to say it’s been a couple consecutive down years for the 3-point shot in Morgantown. But with the departures of post players like Deniz Kilicli, Aaric Murray and Dominique Rutledge, and with the eligibility issues of current forwards Elijah Macon and Jonathan Holton, the Mountaineers’ inside offensive game could be next to nonexistent in 2013-14. This should also result in more long-range attempts for the Mountaineers this season, by sheer necessity if nothing else. Fortunately, West Virginia may actually have the personnel to turn what’s been one of its more glaring weaknesses over the last two years into a potential weapon this season. The Mountaineers will be led from the perimeter by returning marksmen Eron Harris and Terry Henderson, both true sophomores, who were WVU’s top two long-range shooters at 35 and 40 percent in the 201213 season. Harris and Henderson are also WVU’s top two returning scorers. Joining them this season are two freshmen basketball products from the state of West Virginia: Morgantown High School’s Nathan Adrian and preferred walk-on Chase Connor from Shady Spring. Both are obviously unproven at the collegiate level but have displayed a major aptitude for the 3-point shot in practice and as high school players. From a coaching standpoint, head coach Bob Huggins also seems to be heading into this season more willing to let the 3-pointers fly, too. Much of his preseason commentary has included how pleased he’s been with how well his potential longrange threats have shot the ball from the perimeter in practice, and despite the fact Huggins’ teams have almost always historically been based on a foundation of great defense and strong rebounding, by just looking at the players Huggins will have at his disposal this season it appears this team is simply more geared toward scoring from long distance. Obviously Huggins’ won’t stray too far from the core principles that have made him one of college basketball’s most successful coaches, but again, he also appears more eager to rely on shooting 3’s heading into this season. The only problem is the Mountaineers haven’t shot the ball well in their limited opportunities outside of the team’s new $24 million practice facility. To be fair, there have only been two occasions where Huggins has seen this team play outside of that facility. One was an inter-squad scrimmage, the Gold-Blue Debut, at the WVU Coliseum a couple weeks ago, and the other was a closed scrimmage against Ohio State on the Buckeyes’ home floor last week. We should ultimately get an accurate depiction of WVU’s shooting prowess as this year’s Mountaineer team officially takes the floor for the first time completely together in public, in its first open scrimmage of the preseason tonight against Fairmont State at the WVU Coliseum. It’s quite feasible this exhibition could actually end up being a more accurate showcase of things to come than usual. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior running back Charles Sims runs through the TCU defense during West Virginia’s 30-27 overtime win in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday. Sims rushed for 154 yards on 24 carries to lead WVU to victory.
West Virginia beats TCU 30-27 in overtime on road, keeps postseason hopes alive BY AMIT BATRA SPORTS EDITOR @BATRA01
With both teams in desperate need of a win, West Virginia and Texas Christian University battled in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium. In the end, West Virginia came out on top with a 3027 overtime victory on a Josh Lambert field goal, giving the Mountaineers their fourth victory of the season. “(Lambert’s) done it in practice,” said head coach Dana Holgorsen. “He’s a good player. We’ve seen him do that in practice. You don’t know if he can do it in a game with that pressure until you put him in. He’s pretty special.” West Virginia was paced by a big game from running back Charles Sims. Sims had one of his best games in a WVU uniform this season, as he rushed for 154 yards on 24 carries. The Mountaineers’ defense came up big with four
turnovers on the afternoon. West Virginia took the next step to a bowl game with the win in Fort Worth. For the second season in a row, the Horned Frogs and Mountaineers went to overtime to determine a winner. Following a strong defensive hold that ended with TCU’s Jared Oberkrom missing a 62-yard field goal attempt. That set the stage for the West Virginia offense to just run the ball and set up the redshirt freshman kicker for the win. Lambert was able to capitalize on a 34-yard field goal in overtime to give the Mountaineers a victory for their first road win of the season. Now, with three games remaining, the Mountaineers need to win two out of three in order to get the six wins required for bowl eligibility. “All we talked about all week is going into the fourth quarter and do your job,” Holgorsen said. “(We were) trying to figure out a way to
win, and we did. At the end of the day, we did. It’s good to get a win.” With the win, WVU improved to 4-5 (2-4 Big 12 Conference). The Horned Frogs dropped to 3-6 overall and just 1-5 in the league. Defensive lineman Shaq Rowell said he was satisfied with the result after three straight losses to teams he felt WVU could have defeated. It was also an important win. “It feels good (to get back in the win column). I almost forgot what it felt like to win. We’ve been working hard for three weeks to try to get a victory. Today was the first time we finished in three weeks,” he said. “Like I said on Tuesday, we should be 6-3 right now instead of 4-5. There’s no better feeling than today. We haven’t won since Oklahoma State.” WVU will host the Texas Longhorns Saturday at 7 p.m. email@example.com
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Kicker Josh Lambert follows through on his game-winning kick in overtime.
West Virginia beats Buffalo 2-1 on road BY JOE MITCHIN SPORTS WRITER @DAILYATHENAEUM
The West Virginia men’s soccer team traveled to Buffalo Friday night with one thing on its mind: saving its season. The Mountaineers needed a victory to keep their postseason hopes alive. WVU came through and returned to Morgantown owning a 2-1 win. West Virginia improved to 7-6-4 with the win and 2-2-1 inside the MAC. Junior forward Andy Bevin notched his eighth goal of the season when he scored the gamewinning goal in the 76th minute. Bevin was in good positioning for a ball that was loose inside the box and knocked it into the back of the net. Bevin’s goal makes his the most for a Mountaineer since 2010 when Franck Tayou tallied nine goals for the NCAA tournament-qualifying club. He continues to lead West Virginia with 22 points. After a scoreless first half in which rain and heavy winds found their way to the UB Stadium, Buffalo opened up the scoring for the evening in the 54th minute when Nicolai Berry received a ball off a Bulls free kick from Russell Cicerone. Berry beat WVU goalkeeper Lee Johnston from close distance. The Mountaineers responded nine minutes later in the 64th minute. Sophomore midfielder Majed Osman scored his sixth goal of the season off a throw in and past his left post target. The goal was a big one for Osman, who is second on the team in
scoring. It was his first goal since Oct. 8 in a win against Stony Brook. Bevin’s game-winner followed Osman in the scorebook. It was his second winner of the season. Freshman midfielder Mike Desiderio earned his first collegiate point on the play, as he was credited with the assist. “It’s like I’ve been saying all year – it is a young group that is still learning what it means to fight back, and we did tonight,” said head coach Marlon LeBlanc. “It was a nasty night in Buffalo, but a lot of credit (goes) to the boys for coming back in the second half and finding two goals and picking up three points.” WVU outshot Buffalo 19-7 on the night and held an ongoal advantage of an incredible 10-1. Bulls’ goalie Waleed Cassis had eight saves in the loss. Six yellow cards were issued in the intense MAC affair. Buffalo’s disappointing season continued as they fell to 3-11-3. West Virginia’s victory against Buffalo saw the end of two streaks that may go on to define the team’s season. The Bulls goal snapped WVU’s streak of 340 minutes without conceding a goal. However, the Mountaineers’ two goals ended the team’s two-game scoreless streak. The Mountaineers will conclude their 2013 regular season with a MAC tournament bid on the line. WVU will host Bowling Green at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown. Both teams will enter the contest tied for fourth place in the league. firstname.lastname@example.org
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West Virginia rolls over Concord in exhibition game BY KEVIN HOOKER SPORTS WRITER @DAILYATHENAEUM
Senior guard Christal Caldwell drives the basket during WVU’s win Friday.
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West Virginia senior guard Christal Caldwell scored 25 points in 21 minutes and helped pave the way for a 101-26 exhibition victory over Concord Friday night at home. Caldwell shot 11-for16 from the field, with two 3-pointers and three assists. “Christal has great pullup,” said head coach Mike Carey. “I think you saw one stretch where she scored 10 in a row. When she gets hot, she can really get going for us.” The Mountaineers shot 55 percent from the field in the win and held Concord to 3-of-26 shooting in the first half. The Mountain Lions trailed 9-6 at the 16:49 mark of the first half, but West Virginia went on a 32-1 run over the next 12 minutes and held a 47-10 lead at halftime. Despite their blowout victory, Carey said he knows his team can improve. “We didn’t improve on things we wanted to im-
prove on,” he said. “I’m very disappointed in that. We have to execute a little better and get the ball inside better.” In her first game since 2012, senior center Aysa Bussie chipped in with eight points and five rebounds in 14 minutes. “This week in practice (Bussie) got better,” Carey said. “If we can keep getting her better every week, then I think she can really help us down the stretch. Defensively, we let them run their offense. We need a lot of work.” Sophomore guard Bria Holmes had 17 points with three steals and five rebounds. She was the only other Mountaineer to score in the double figures. Junior forward Averee Fields added nine points and 11 rebounds, including five on the offensive end. Senior guard Brooke Hampton also added nine points with six assists in 24 minutes of action. West Virginia shot 10for-27 from beyond the arc. “When you start missing your threes, you have to start moving the ball,” Carey said. “You have to
put the ball in gaps, you have to play inside-out and I was disappointed we didn’t do that.” Redshirt freshman Lanay Montgomery took to the court after missing almost two years of competition and led the team in rebounding with 12 boards and six points. Junior forward Crystal Leary also had seven rebounds. Perhaps the most alarming stat of Friday’s game was the Mountaineers’ struggles from the free throw line. West Virginia shot 7-of-8 from the stripe in the second half, but managed to shoot 35 percent and 6-of-17 in the first half. “I’ve said all along that this is going to be a foul shooting year,” Carey said. “We’ve got to get better at the free throw line without a doubt, because these refs are going to call every hand check and everything that’s going on. Games are going to be won and lost at the free throw line.” The Mountaineers start regular season play at home Friday against Ohio State. email@example.com
Mountaineers end losing skid, beat Texas Tech 3-2 BY JON FEHRENS SPORTS WRITER @DAILYATHENAEUM
Freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson’s 15 kills and 21 digs helped propel West Virginia to win a fiveset thriller against Texas Tech (25-13, 19-25, 26-24, 25-23, 16-14) and end her team’s slide in the Big 12 Conference Saturday afternoon in the WVU Coliseum. Anderson’s ninth doubledouble of the season ends a four-game skid for the Mountaineers and opens the second half of Big 12 play with a win. Saturday’s win against the Red Raiders marks the first time in WVU volley-
ball history a Big 12 opponent has been swept by the Mountaineers. “Every person on the team stepped up at a different time during the match. The girls have really worked to be aggressive at crunch time, and they were aggressive at crunch time today. It’s nice to see it pay off for them today. I am really proud of them,” said head coach Jill Kramer. Kramer and her team are now 3-0 when it comes to five-set matches. “I think it says how wellconditioned we are as a team. When we are deep in matches we still have high energy, and it shows how aggressive we stay during the match,” said sophomore out-
side hitter Nikki Attea. West Virginia came out in strong in the first set behind Attea’s four kills and three digs. The WVU defense held Texas Tech at a .000 hitting clip while the Mountaineers only recorded three errors in the set and hit .375. The Red Raiders ended the first set on four straight unforced errors. Seven errors doomed West Virginia in the second set, as Texas Tech went on to even the match at 1-1. Tech’s senior Aubree Piper led the way with four kills in the second set. After the break, sophomores Hannah Sackett and Caleah Wells stepped up to help their team get back into the match. Sackett and Piper
exchanged kills in the early stages of the third set before two errors from the Red Raiders finally gave WVU the led. Tied late at 24-24, Wells connected with setter Brittany Sample two straight times to clinch the set 26-24. Despite trailing 3-10 early in the fourth set, the Mountaineers fought back to within one at 23-24. Texas Tech settled down after head coach Don Flora called his final timeout and after a service error by WVU, Meghan Stacy forced a fifth set by connecting with a Emily Ruetter. In the decisive fifth set, the Mountaineers trailed Texas Tech at 14-13. After a service error from the Red Raiders
evened the score at 14, Anderson came up with a huge kill to give her team match point. Sample and freshman Hannah Shreve combined to block Jenna Allen’s strike and gave WVU its third Big 12 win of the season. West Virginia took Saturday’s match without the services of their best middle blocker, junior Evyn McCoy. McCoy suffered an apparent ankle injury in practice this week but is expected to be back with the team today. In McCoy’s absence, Wells had one of her strongest matches of the year. The Red Oak, Texas, native finished her afternoon with 13 kills and three blocks. “Caleah struggled the last
couple matches. We weren’t giving her the ball enough. We got her involved early in the match, (and) when we do that she lights it up. It was good to see her do that again,” Kramer said. Kramer said she also credited the crowd of 684 in their win Saturday. “I thought our crowd was great. It was nice to see that again. They got on their feet at the right times today,” she said. The Mountaineers will now take to the road for two Big 12 matches this week. WVU will visit Kansas Wednesday and travel to Kansas State Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org
West Virginia finishes second overall at Big 12 Championships meet BY JON FEHRENS SPORTS WRITER @DAILYATHENAEUM
The West Virginia cross country team took secondplace at the Big 12 Championships Saturday in Waco, Texas, on the Cottonwood Golf Course. The Mountaineers finished with a team score of 104. West Virginia head coach Sean Cleary said he saw his team improve from their fourth-place finish a year ago. “This was a very nice way to finish up at the Big 12 Championships. We have had a very interesting build up this season in preparations for this meet. Coming home with the runner-up spot was a very satisfying result,” he said. “This was the very best that we could have done in terms of a team result. I am very proud of this group.” In the days leading up the race in Waco, the Cottonwood Golf Course experienced heavy rain, making the course muddy and difficult to manage. “The rain surely made the course more challeng-
ing. While I do not believe this played a role in our team’s finishing place, I do feel it played a part in a few of the girls coming home a little disappointed in their individual performance,” Cleary said. “The group made no excuses about the conditions, and we will use it as an obstacle to grow from.” Senior Sarah Martinelli crossed the finished line first for the Mountaineers, coming in eighth overall. Martinelli finished the 6k in 20:44.9, which was a full minute faster from her time last year(21:48.5). Martinelli’s efforts in Waco earned her All-Big 12 honors. “Sarah ran the race of her life to garner All-Big 12 honors. I am so happy for her leadership on the course this weekend,” Cleary said. Sophomore Paige Szabat and freshman Amy Cashin rounded off West Virginia with 27th and 38th finishes, respectively. With all of his runners finishing in top-40, including three freshmen, Cleary said he is optimistic about the future of his program. “This was a very good
learning experience for our freshmen. While some of them came away from the meet a little frustrated with their individual performances, they take from it a positive outlook that they have helped the team finish second,” Cleary said. “We have a very good freshman class. In time they have the ability and desire to become all-time greats for us.” With the Big 12 Championships behind them, Cleary and his squad can focus on the upcoming NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. While the Big 12 Championships left some WVU runners disappointed, they will have a chance to rebound on a course they have already seen twice this year. “We need a very strong NCAA Regional result to advance to the national finals. I have total faith that we will run our best race of the year in two weeks,” Cleary said. The NCAA Mid Atlantic Regional will be held in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday, Nov. 15. email@example.com
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