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Wednesday September 18, 2013

Volume 126, Issue 23

City passes food vendor ordinance BY Sam Bosserman Correspondent

The Morgantown City Council passed an ordinance preventing street vendors from selling their products on busy blocks of High Street at its regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance, which will into effect in January,

passed by a 5-2 vote. Sixth Ward council Street vending is not some ‘get rich quick’ model. member Mike Fike said People like me have spent years building our despite the contentious businesses and rely on them for our livelihoods. nature of the ordinance, it was designed with good Joe Stone intentions. “Hotdog Guy” “This ordinance is about the safety of the residents of Morgantown,” Fike lice and fire department lems were arising on the said. “This whole discus- came to us and told us sidewalks along downtown sion started when the po- that potential safety prob- High Street.”

Student org to empower women facing violence by hilary kinney correspondent

A new student organization is on the horizon at West Virginia University. Silence Hides Violence, a group promoting the empowerment of women in abusive situations, is striving to help the Morgantown community. Paige Madden, a WVU student and Miss Southern West Virginia, is president of SHV. Madden has been working with the Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center and participated in the 2013 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. This semester, Madden became determined to reach more students oncampus about her cause.

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The Student Government Association held its first SGA Speak-Up Tuesday night to get student opinions on the proposal to implement a new ticketing system for home basketball games. The proposal, which will be up for vote at the SGA meeting in three weeks, is to implement a ticketing system similar to the one used for home football games, where students apply for tickets by entering a lottery based on loyalty points. The SGA is still in the process of sorting out exactly how the system will work, and they are taking many things into consideration. “We’re modeling a lot off of the football policy as a

the situation. During time allocated for public debate, the Council heard testimony from members of the audience who were in opposition to the ordinance. The majority of the opposition came from owners of those businesses most

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“It was kind of hard to get in touch with people on campus, because you can’t rent an information booth in the Mountainlair unless you are a student organization,” Madden said. “There was this kind of roadblock between (the) RDVIC and the students.” Madden plans to connect WVU students and the RDVIC by hosting and participating in a number of events, including a charity bike ride to benefit SHV, planned for Oct. 27 on the Rail Trail at 2 p.m. B e caus e SH V has only recently become a full organization, rasing funds to support the group and reaching more students is a major concern.

see VIOLENCE on PAGE 2 Natalie Tennant announces her entry into the upcoming Senate race Tuesday in Morgantown.

SGA Speak-Up talks basketball ticketing by jacob bojesson

Several other Council members echoed Fike’s comments, saying pedestrian traffic outside certain sections of High Street is becoming too congested at night. Council members said while the overcrowding is not the fault of the street vendors, their presence on the sidewalks exacerbates

starting block,” said Ryan Campione, WVU student body president. “We have a pretty clear vision. We meet with a lot of people to draft out a good policy, and then we will present that at the SGA meeting in two weeks, so there will be two more weeks worth of public comment.” Approximately 2,300 seats are reserved for students and in the last 12 years, only one season has seen an average student attendance close to that number. With the current system, student tickets are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who want to secure a good seat have to show up early. “ There are many

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Secretary of State, WVU alumna publicly announces entry into Senate race on campus BY Summer Ratcliff & DANIEL SCHATZ DA STAFF

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant entered the U.S. Senate race Tuesday with a two-day announcement tour across the state. Tennant, a graduate of West Virginia University, visited Morgantown as her third appearance of the day. “I am here after serious thinking, intense conversations with my family, and a lot of prayers,” she said. “I am here to tell you I am running for the United States Senate.” Throughout her travels across the state, Tennant said she has met countless West Virginia citizens who are angry with the way Washington D.C. currently operates. “I travel our state constantly. I hear from many people who are concerned and flat out angry about the direction in which our nation is heading,” she said. “They are even more concerned about what the policies and politicians in Washington D.C. are doing to hurt our children’s future.” Tennant spoke to attendees in front of Woodburn Hall about working her way through college and the life lessons it taught her. “My dad sold cattle to pay my tuition and I worked all the way through WVU. But up in Washington,


Natalie Tennant hugs a campaign supporter before announcing her run for the Senate seat.




Student awarded Google Glass to ‘constantly feed imagination’ By Daniel Crow Correspondent


Ephraim Pittore, a sophomore engineering student, is one of four people at West Virginia University chosen to test out Google Glass.

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new project. Pittore said Glass is a completely new idea. “When they made the light bulb, they probably said that it’s a candle that won’t melt, or when they invented the car they thought, ‘It’s a horse that you don’t have to feed.’ But Google Glass is something completely new,” Pittore said. Glass can summon a virtual field of view

tucked safely away until needed. “Google Glass is available at the nod of your head. For me personally, when I’m going throughout the day, I hear a tone that lets me know I have a message. If I nod my head up, then automatically a screen pops up, and I can see a text message that I received the

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Wednesday September 18, 2013

Political author talks Byrd’s career, Constitution by caroline peters staff writer

David Corbin, longtime congressional worker for Senator Robert C. Byrd, came to speak at West Virginia University Tuesday in honor of Constitution Day. Corbin is the author of “The Last Great Senator,” a book following Senator Byrd’s life as a politician. Corbin discussed the importance of Constitution Day in the Shenandoah Room of the Moutainlair. “Byrd would want us to understand how the Constitution works,” Corbin said. “From the three branches of government to the process of checks and balances, this is important. You don’t


Continued from page 1 people that are very loyal Mountaineer fans and those are the people that we want to give the best chance to get that good seat against Kansas or in the past Pitt, because they’ve been at every game that season,” said Steve Staffileno, a graduate assistant for Student Affairs. “This is a student led initiative.” One idea is to divide the student section in the Coliseum into different ticket types. “If we keep it consistent with football, we would have three or four types of


Continued from page 1 directly affected. Jo e Sto n e, o t h e rwise known as the “Hotdog Guy,” spoke at the meeting and said the ordinance risked putting street vendors out of business. “The ordinance will force those like Byrd (another vendor) to move closer to where I do my own business and that means


Continued from page 1 lobbyists for bankers care more about increasing tuition interest rates than improving graduation rates,” Tennant said. “As your Senator, I will make it easier for West Virginia families to send their children to college; just as I have made it easier to do business in this state.” Tennant said her deep West Virginia roots provide her with the ability to stand up to potentially hurtful legislation. She said no matter the situation, she will never back down from a fight, even when that means standing up to President Obama on issues surrounding energy jobs. “I know I can bring new ideas to Washington, and a willingness to work across the aisle for common-sense solutions to get our nation going in the right direction.” Josh Harrison, president

have to love, appreciate and celebrate the Constitution. He just wants you to understand it.” Corbin said Byrd had a long term impact on the nation. “Byrd served with 11 U.S. Presidents and had an impact on all those administrations,” Corbin said. “He was being left out of the history books. There are hundreds of books on John Kennedy, but not one mention’s Byrd’s role. I was there. Read chapter four.” Corbin also mentioned Byrd’s participation in releasing the Watergate scandal. “Woodward and Bernstein were slightly overrated,” he said. “Byrd had

gone through, pulled out all of Gray’s testimony and saw that conflicted with John Dean’s testimony. Byrd kept hammering Gray on the contradiction. Some people have referred to Byrd as ‘the hero of Watergate.’” Aside from national issues, Byrd had the notion to keep in touch with the people of West Virginia. “Everyone says that in order to run for office you need money,” Corbin said. “Look at Byrd. He never had any money, but he stayed in touch with his constituents. He went home, shook hands with people, played a few fiddle tunes and talked to people.” According to Corbin, playing the fiddle was not

tickets available,” said Matt Wells, assistant athletic director for Marketing and Sales. Alan Kitner took a stand against implementing the system for the upcoming season. Kitner said he is a loyal fan that camps out for lower level seats before every game, and he believes the new system will do more harm than good for students if rushed. “It will be a logistical nightmare, and I don’t see it being implemented well enough to do it,” he said. “I don’t think we should put in a ticket system for the sake of putting in a ticket system. I’d rather see them wait a year, smooth it out

and have it great from the beginning.” Campione said students have a chance to make an impact and influence the decision up until the vote, but if the interest remains low, they will make a decision based on their own views. “At the end of the day, that’s why we’re elected officials by the student body – to represent students and act on their behalf,” Campione said. “We can make a decision based on what we believe as an organization and what each person on the Board of Governors believes when we end up voting on the final policy.”

we will then have to compete for the same dollars,” Stone said. “Street vending is not some ‘get rich quick’ model. People like me have spent years building our businesses and rely on them for our livelihoods.” Joseph Byrd, another hot dog vendor, told the City Council there is no need for an ordinance and street vendors are not the cause of the problems he says they are being blamed for. “I’ve been (legitimately) operating under my license

for around eight years and I don’t feel that this is fair to me,” Byrd said. “I’m not setting up shop in front of any of these businesses that are complaining. “The ordinance is trying to move us from locations that we have been in for years and for no real reason.” In addition to those speaking against the ordinance, the Council also heard testimony in support of it. George Papandreas, president of the business group Main Street Mor-

gantown, said councilors should approve the ordinance because it brings Morgantown in line with nationally recognized best-practices. “I was asked by the city to do research into how other cities around the nation handle street vendors,” Papandreas said. “What I found is that they are handling these situations in a similar manner to what this council is considering.” Many of those expressing support for the ordinance said they had no

of WVU Young Democrats, said he will be supporting Tennant because she represents young Americans. “She understands that health care education and things like that are the most important things to me,” Harrison said. “I want someone in the Senate who will represent those ideas instead of someone who will try to take us backward in time.” Tennant enters the race as the Democratic candidate who will most likely challenge Republican candidate congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito. Capito announced her intent to run for the Senate seat in November 2012, after longtime incumbent Jay Rockefeller announced he would retire. “As the Chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party confirmed, Harry Reid and the liberal D.C. democrats handpicked Natalie Tennant to be their nominee. It is no wonder they picked West Virginia’s biggest supporter of Obam-

acare, the War on Coal and President Obama’s entire extreme agenda,” Chris Hansen, campaign manager for Capito for West Virginia, said in an official statement Tuesday. Keith Wiseman, Chairman of the WVU College Republicans, said he will be support Capito in the upcoming Senate election, because of her proven record as an effective congresswoman. “(Capito) takes West Virginia values with her to Washington as evidenced by her support of the coal industry and pro-jobs energy policies, which are the centerpieces of our state’s economy,” Wiseman said. “I am also quite proud of her support for eliminating congressional exemptions from the Affordable Care Act.” While Tennant and Capito are the assumed frontrunners, they must each win their respective party’s primary in May in order to face off in the general election in November 2014.


uncommon for Byrd. “Byrd would just show up with a fiddle, and crowds of people would start dancing,” he said. “People would come up and hug our staff ,because we worked for Senator Byrd.” Corbin said students interested in politics should be willing to start from the bottom when pursuing their career. “If you’re interested in a job like mine, apply and take anything you are offered,” Corbin said. “They like to hire who they know. You’re not going to get a high level position. You might feel like you have a degree, and this job is beneath you, but if you don’t work hard, you won’t move up. Get your foot in

the door, and you’ll move up quickly.” Corbin also said working for Byrd proved to be demanding. However, working on a deadline helped create progress. “Byrd wanted a quality staff and he ensured diversity in his staff. He wanted the opinions of everyone,” Corbin said. “In staff meetings, he would get the staff to argue among themselves and he would sit back and listen. We as a staff knew we were being manipulated. He was incredible the way he would get things done. If he didn’t think we’d been working, we would get a note that read, ‘Red Notebook’s been might thin lately.’”

Members of the WVU Athletic Council discuss the basketball ticketing process.

“Byrd didn’t care if he was liked or not, he had extensive knowledge of the rules and used them very effectively.” The students in the audience seemed impressed with Corbin’s speech. “It was a great opportunity to listen first hand to Corbin,” said Max Nogay, a political science student. “I was extremely impressed by his encounters with some very important political figures, such as former President Bush, while working with Byrd.” “My opinion that Byrd was the best thing that ever happened to West Virginia has been reinforced.”


Continued from page 1 SHV is focused on educating freshmen students. According to Madden, many girls aren’t aware of what assault and harassment really are. “I talked at Morgantown High School last year and talked to a lot of girls about how their boyfriends were demanding their Facebook and Twitter passwords and wanting to read their text messages,” she said. “A lot of girls believe their boyfriend is being trusting, but that’s actually their boyfriend being controlling.” SHV welcomes anyone to join the organization. However, Madden said she looks forward to gaining more male members. “Men need to know

problem with the street vendors currently working on High Street, but it is the council’s job to pass ordinances that will set policy for the future. After passing the amendment, the council had a long discussion on rules that would have allowed for some street vending, given certain conditions. The discussion was eventually halted and t h e p o t e nt i a l r u l e s were tabled until January. their voices can make a big impression,” Madden said. “There’s just this separation between male and female sexuality. I think if more men were in this organization they could make a big impression on campus.” Silence Hides Violence will be at Mountaineer Idol Sept. 27, promoting the bike ride and a possible hygienic drive, which would benefit the Morgantown women’s shelter. The organization will meet every other Monday at 8 p.m. The Silence Hides Violence official meeting location will be determined later this week. Students interested in getting involved with the organization should contact Paige Madden at, and check out the RDVIC Twitter account @ RDVIC_WV.

Along with the tabling of the rules, the council pushed back the effective date of the ban, which would have been Oct. 1, in order to have more time to discuss how to best implement the rules that will come as aresult of the ordinance. City Council holds regular meetings every first and third Tuesday of the month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 389 Spruce Street at 7 p.m.

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Continued from page 1 news, or something of that nature,” Pittore said. “I can look around and see the sites, and I don’t have to be stuck on my phone.” Google Glass is not simply an extra-portable computer. It is, in fact, becoming even more integrated with daily activity and becoming less of an interruption. The recipients of Google Glass were chosen from a pool of 600,000 submissions. Each individual was allowed three submissions, and 8,000 submissions were chosen. As part of the Google Glass Explorers’ Program, Pittore has the chance to pursue design through West Virginia University’s engineering program.

Pittore’s winning submission outlined a plan to create a software for interactive literature that could be tagged to specific places or scenes. His winning submission read: “#ifihadglass Glass would read to me. My love for reading should not be hindered by travel. Finding novels and short-stories placed in locations by the Glass community would constantly feed my imagination!” “It’s kind of like this augmented reading experience. So, not only can you get that beautiful description of words, but you can also go around and see things and maybe even perform activities that the people in the story did,” he said. The idea was so good in fact, that, to the disappointment of Pittore and his team, a third-party developer Google granted


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permission to developed a very successful related idea called “Field Trip” ,in which locations can be tagged and left with notes for the next passerby to discover. Now the research team has a blank slate to work upon, with many ideas pouring in weekly. The challenge is with Glass, however, is not to refine and perfect, but rather to innovate and create. “With Glass you can’t say it’s a cell phone you put on your face. It’s really something new. It’s this device that is technology when you need (it) and it’s gone when you don’t. It allows you to have these quick interactions with technology so you can get back to your day so you’re not sucked into your cell phone or computer,” he said.


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WVU Mountaineer Comedy Club provides weekly stand-up show By westley thompson correspondent

West Virginia University is a large campus that offers students a diverse selection of entertainment throughout the year. One of these options is sadly underultilized by the student body – Mountaineer Comedy Club. Mountaineer Comedy Club is a weekly standup show, performed every Thursday night in Hatfield’s. This event is a great opportunity for students to watch professional stand-up. And

the best part? It’s free. Originally known as Comedy Caravan, Mountaineer Comedy Club was founded in 1967, making this historic show the longest running college comedy series in the country. The comedians are more than qualified. These just aren’t random inexperienced comedians pulled off the street. The Comedy Club features the best professional traveling comedians in the whole country. “Our job at Comedy

Caravan, for now almost 35 years, has been to help identify the next generation of emerging comedy artists, long before the general public has any idea of who these people are,” said Tom Sobel, founder of Comedy Caravan. Tim Allen, Jeff Foxworthy and Sinbad are just a few of the now world famous comedians who walked through Tom’s door as amateurs. Their names might not be recognizable yet, but the comedians who perform have real talent.

Comedy of all types is displayed here, too. Not just one type of comedian is brought in, so it varies on a weekly basis. “We are bringing all different styles of comedy to your campus,” Sobel said. “Some of it is real cutesy, clever and smart, some of it is very edgy and off the deep end.” This week’s show is of the off-the-deep-end-andedgy variety, whereas next week will feature cleaner comedy, so as to better

mesh with Family Weekend. The following weeks will alternate comedy types. Phil Mazo, a stand-up comedian from New York who now resides in L.A., will bring his wit to the Mountainlair Comedy Club Thursday. Known for his ability to cross the line in hilarious ways throughout his sets, Mazo has gained fame on both Internet radio and stand-up comedy circuits throughout the country. Performing with him is Car-

los Valencia, a skilled standup artist famed for his cutting jokes and impeccable punchline timing. Mountaineer Comedy Club is a long running institution on this campus for good reason. It’s free, and a must attend weekly event for anyone who enjoys laughter. There is no better way to see the stars of the standup world. Shows run every Thursday at 9 p.m. in Hatfield’s in the Mountainlair. daa&

‘Point Pleasant’ exhibit displays photographs of old manufacturing site in W.Va. Jack Roberts CORRESPONDENT

“Point Pleasant” is an exhibit of poignant and deeply moving photographs by Joshua Dudley Greer, photographer and visiting assistant professor of photography at East Tennessee State University. The exhibit is on display in the Paul Mesaros Gallery, located just inside the main entrance of the Creative Arts Center on the Evansdale campus. The subject of the exhibit is an old and decaying explosive-manufacturing site just outside Point

Pleasant, W.Va. This site, located on the east bank of the Ohio River, was primarily used for the production and storage of trinitrotoluene, or TNT. Over time the structures became overrun by the environment as natural growth enveloped the man-made constructions. This is a major theme running throughout the exhibit : the antithesis of growth and decay. “The pictures leave you with something interesting to think about,” said Sam Voit, a theater student. “We often forget just how powerful a picture can be.” After its official close in 1945, the production site

was given to the state and the 8,000 acres were used to create the McClintic State Wildlife Management Area. For years the site was used in the creation of wildlife habitats, but in the 1980s it was discovered that the groundwater and soil were contaminated, and the site was placed on the EPA’s National Priorities List. The photographs Greer has taken of this site are incredible and have a strong sense of mystery. They evoke questions such as “What happened in this place?” and “How long did it all take?” Each photograph is

Jack Johnson returns with sixth album NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Want to hear the sound of pure contentment? Pop on the new Jack Johnson record. If you thought the Hawaii-based folk-rock singer was ultramellow before, wait until you hear “From Here to Now to You.” “I just write about whatever it is that’s on my mind,” Johnson said. “This record has been a lot of just sort of being in the family in just kind of my own little bubble. Dropping the kids off at school, and just day-today life, just washing the dishes, working in the garden, taking the trash out. That’s not necessarily what the songs are about, but that’s kind of where I was living, in that space.” It’s a very comfortable space. “From Here to Now to You,” out Tuesday, is his sixth album and moves away from the darker, more electric-oriented music on his last two albums, which were filled with songs affected by the deaths of his father and a cousin. There’s a gentle, rolling

rhythm throughout the album’s 12 tracks with a handful of love songs aimed at his wife and others examining fatherhood. There’s even one called, “Washing Dishes.” The songs were mostly written on an acoustic guitar on Johnson’s front porch on the North Shore of Oahu, recorded in his studio and created with his friends, including his longtime band members, Ben Harper and producer Mario Caldato Jr., who recorded Johnson’s second and third albums in the mid-2000s. The process mimicked the way he started, before his platinum debut, “Brushfire Fairytales.” “Music’s always been about sharing to me,” Johnson said. “The first chords I ever learned were basically so we could do Bob Marley songs on the front porch, and the Beatles and Cat Stevens. So when I started writing my own, it was the same thing, about sharing. Everybody’s singing together. ... It’s a very nice

feeling. It’s spiritual, you know. So I do like it. But I can have too much of it and I can decide I don’t need it for a while.” Which is what happened after he finished the tour for his last album. Johnson simply unplugged. And when he returned to the studio, he stayed that way, keeping it mostly acoustic. And if things didn’t feel right, he just shut it down, setting songs aside that didn’t resonate within the group or that grew difficult to tame in the studio. “It’s like we’ve always talked about as a band,” Johnson said. “That term easy listening can have kind of a cheesy connotation for people, but we’ve always wanted to make our music easy on the ears. We’re never really going for that kind of edgy thing that’s kind of like breaking new boundaries. We’ve always felt part of a tradition, kind of like folk barbecue or something. We just try to go in and do the simplest form of the song we can and just make it easy on the ears.”

Britney Spears announces Las Vegas residency NEW YORK (AP) — After months of rumors and hintdropping, pop icon Britney Spears revealed what she called her “(not-so-)secret” news – she’s heading to Las Vegas. The 31-year-old pop star confirmed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “Britney: Piece of Me” will debut Dec. 27, just in time for Las Vegas’ massive New Year’s crowds. Spears announced 16 dates, but she will perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015. Spears was flown to a dry lake bed in the Nevada desert for the pre-dawn announcement. About 1,300 people had been bused to the remote location in the wee hours of the morning, and were waiting for her dressed in Britney Spears T-shirts or the singer’s signature schoolgirl look from her “... Baby One More Time” music video. The Grammy-winning singer’s confirmation about the residency comes after much online speculation, including some of her

own Vegas-themed tweets. She said in an interview on “GMA” that the show will feature her greatest hits as well as new material. “I’m definitely ready,” she said in a taped interview, adding that she’s training five hours each day. Spears’ helicopter hovered in the desert above her fans, who were holding giant cards that formed a 10-storytall picture of her. The singer stepped off the aircraft and said she was feeling sick. After a second – and live – interview with “GMA,” she

headed back to the helicopter, barely smiling and offering little more than a wave. A tweet about the experience later showed up on her Twitter profile. “Y’all that will be the last time u EVER see me in a helicopter. Love u (at) GMA & that was INCREDIBLE but helicopters are not for this girl :(,” it read. Tickets for “Britney: Piece of Me” go on sale Sept. 20. Prices range from $59 to $179. The show will take place in an “intimately-sized” theater with nightclub touches, including table and bottle service. Spears, who debuted on the music scene in 1999, has released seven platinumplus albums. She has more than a dozen Top 10 hits, including “Toxic,” “Gimme More” and “Oops!... I Did It Again.” She released a new song, “Work (Expletive),” this week. It’s from her untitled eighth album, due out Dec. 3, which will include songs about her ex-fiance Jason Trawick. “They suck,” she said. “Breakups suck.”

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a small piece of a puzzle, which we clearly see; we also see the effects of time and the encroaching growth of the world that surrounds the historical moment. We see the buildings wrestling with the ever-changing environment that surrounds them. We can also see violence, which we, as a nation, have taken part in. These pictures are not diatribes of judgment, they are simply moments to witness – beautiful and terrifying moments captured by a camera. It often takes time to really interact and digest what is going on in each photograph; just like the

events we may imagine happening in the history of these places. Although there is still mystery and tantalizing allusions throughout the exhibit, we also see the motif of death appearing, vibrant and readily apparent in the photograph “Dead Deer, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 2011.” The clarity and simplicity of this photograph allows a small catharsis for the viewer, as the hidden is revealed. As much as decay is a theme, so is growth and the wide inevitability of nature that provides us with an incredible backdrop as we glimpse into our nation’s

violent past. Our eyes are more often than not drawn to those morsels of our own doing, the storage igloos for instance, but when we see photographs like, “Pond 34, Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 2011” we are reminded of the power of nature. The exhibit will be at the gallery until Oct. 3. The artist will visit on Sept. 26 and hold a lecture in Bloch Hall in the Creative Arts Center at 5 p.m. followed by a reception at 6 p.m. The Paul Mesaros Gallery is open Monday through Saturday, noon-9:30 p.m. daa&

Bareilles not offended by Perry’s ‘Roar’ NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Bareilles says although she doesn’t think Katy Perry’s “Roar” steals from her song “Brave,” she’s enjoying her tune’s newfound success because of the chatter. “I was stoked. I was like, ‘Great,’” Bareilles said in an interview Tuesday. “I was like, `You guys want to go get (mad) about something and buy my music, that’s great.’” Music fans caused a stir when Perry released “Roar” last month, claiming she stole the song’s melody from Bareilles’ “Brave,” released in April. “Roar” is currently No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Bareilles’ song shot to the Top 40 after the Internet drama. “Brave” has reached gold status and so far has peaked at No. 31. Bareilles said she and Perry are good friends and that they spoke when the comparisons were made. “I don’t feel like anything was taken from me artistically. I wasn’t the one having any problems with it,” she said. “I’ve known Katy a long time. We are friends and she and I spoke about it. I look at it as two female artists who are releasing a message of empowerment.” The 33-year-old singersongwriter said she’s upset with some of the fans, though. “To be totally honest, I was sort of disappointed in how aggressive fans were being about it,” she said. “I don’t promote drama in my life and competition and stuff like that.” “Brave” was co-written with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. It’s the first single from Bareilles’ third al-

Sara Bareilles and Katy Perry attend an event together in Los Angeles. bum, “The Blessed Unrest,” released in July. “I had a good friend who was struggling with coming out as an adult, so this is sort of my message to that person,” she said. The Grammy-nominated performer – best known for the 2007 hit “Love Song” – is currently on a tour with OneRepublic that wraps Friday

in Houston. She will launch a solo tour Oct. 6 in Boston. Bareilles said she’s a fan of Perry’s music and the two joked about fusing their songs. “We actually talked about it. We’re like, ‘Should we just work on a mash-up and let everybody know we’re not mad at each other?’” she said with a laugh.



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Students cheer on the WVU basketball team in a men’s basketball game against Kansas last season. Anyone who identifies as a Mountaineer knows how important West Virginia University takes its sports. For years football has gripped the University, and student tickets are a highly anticipated part of fall. This year, Mountaineer basketball is stepping up. Currently the distribution of WVU basketball student tickets is an allor-nothing event – a stark contrast to the organized lottery-based system of student football tickets. The Student Govern-

ment Association is currently presenting the idea that Mountaineer basketball games should also be distributed in a lottery system. Although SGA prides itself on its communication with students, after an extremely low attendance at Tuesday’s Speak-Up event, members made the decision about ticket distribution without a clear representation of the student body’s opinion. The fact students’ feelings on this issue were nearly completely unregarded in this decision

showcases SGA’s inability to interact with and listen to the general populace. While it would make sense to have the same method of ticket sales as our most popular sport, the fact of the matter is football is far more popular than basketball. Each year, WVU football attracts more students than there is seating available. You don’t need to be a business student to understand supply and demand, and when supply of tickets is low and demand is high, a lottery system for football tickets is the fair-

est and most organized way to go about the issue. While basketball certainly has its fan base, football simply remains the more popular of the two. Student sections are rarely completely filled, even for the most important WVU basketball games. A lottery-based system not only doesn’t make sense, it’s completely unnecessary. Currently students can attend basketball games with just the flash of a student ID. Although this method is markedly less

organized than the welloiled machine that is football ticketing, the demand for basketball tickets is nowhere near that of football. Furthermore, football remains the only University sport that requires an actual ticket; all other sports are content with their come-as-you-are approach to student admittance, presumably because there are always student seats available. In that sense, a lottery system may actually decrease student interest in these sports. Whereas students could easily catch a

basketball or soccer game with only their student ID on hand, the process of signing up for a ticket and waiting for confirmation only complicates the matter of seeing a game that will probably not even have a filled student section. Students would be much more likely to attend these less-popular sports with easier access to them. A lottery structure for any of these sports’ tickets would therefore complicate an already simple ticketing system.


Maintaining a healthy eating PNC Bank misrepresents schedule important for University and state students

benjamin russell guest columnist

PNC Bank can be found in at least nine different locations around campus. It is the University’s first oncampus bank. Many students bank with PNC because of its proximity to campus and the many commodities PNC advertises in its emails through our MIX accounts. Many students will continue to choose PNC Bank because of their affiliation with West Virginia University and their promises. However, many students do not realize PNC Bank is funding landscape destruction around the state of West Virginia. PNC Bank has been funding coal companies to remove our mountains for coal. West Virginia University is literally built on these mountains; ask anyone who walks from the Life Sciences Building to the Mountainlair. WVU is the home of the Mountaineers. We stand for the state and the preservation of our environment. For this reason, PNC Bank should be removed from the Mountainlair and its connection to our University reconsidered. In 2011, the Rainforest Action Network posted that PNC provided four of the five largest coal mining company loans, which came out to 47 percent of funding of all mountaintop removal in the state. This is

a major concern. PNC Bank is affiliated with destroying the beauty of our mountains and throwing the rubble in valleys and other places once they are done. Mountaintop removal, also known as MTR, includes the use of explosives to remove hundreds of feet of earth in order to gain access to underlying coal reservoirs. This is a common practice, especially in Appalachia, because of the impact coal has on the economy of the area. There is a real danger in MTR that many aren’t even taking into consideration. MTR has been linked to higher cancer rates, and higher public health spending from all the pollution it causes. By destroying our landscape and infecting the innocent people of Appalachia, whose lights are we really keeping on? If the cost of MTR has been scientifically proven to be hazardous to the environment and those occupying it, why is it so common? Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. In spite of all this, coal is the largest single source of fuel for electricity in the world according to Green America, a non-profit organization that strives to prevent abusive practices like MTR from happening. West Virginia needs to invest in more efficient ways to sustain the environment by finding alternate energy sources. Water and windpowered turbines are both efficient resources to bet-

tering our environment and are not as “out-of-the-picture” as they used to be. Either way, something needs to change. Our rivers, valleys and mountains are the very features that define this great state. By removing these features we are taking away the heart of West Virginia. Although social activism is common and certainly a reasonable approach to such an issue, the best way to save our state is to provide funding for alternate energy production in the state. It is time to stop relying on coal for energy because it is causing more harm than good in our state. Petitioning for state funding in reliable and safe energy sources is something that needs to happen. As students, we have much more power than we think. The reason MTR is happening right now is because the people who are funding it will not be here to see the devastation it is causing to the environment and its residents. As a native of West Virginia, I have come to love and appreciate the beauty that surrounds and defines this state. PNC Bank needs to be removed from this campus because of its direct relation to mountain top removal and the devastation it causes. As a part of the Mountaineer family, it is our responsibility to defend our environment by taking action on this issue.

morgan krieger guest columnist

The transition from summer to fall classes is a rough one. Completely new meal, social and school schedules erupt on the scene. Hopefully everyone is finally getting situated with classes, but with demanding class schedulea, the struggle to fit in a good meal, as well as keeping up with friends ,is harder than ever. How do you do it? Before even thinking about where to eat, the problem of when to eat must be addressed. This is where most students get caught up. Between all of the hustle and bustle, we often just don’t make time for food in our daily schedule. The countless times I’ve said, “I can just eat later,” then realized at 9 p.m. I hadn’t eaten since 8 a.m. is embarrassing. I would suggest physically writing down, “Eat lunch at 12:30,” in a daily planner or smart phone calendar. I have not missed a meal since I began doing this. So, you get an eating schedule established, but where do you go to eat? Many kids resort to the easy route: fast food. Although this is an easier solution to go about fueling your body, it’s not necessarily the best. According to John Davenport on expertscolumn. com, researchers have found that kids who ate

fast-food meals more than three times a week actually dropped their scores on tests. Three times a week in college could potentially happen in a single day. Multiply this by seven days a week and you have some extremely low tests scores. Davenport also said, “Fast foods are filled with empty calories. Therefore they have the ability to make you fat without giving your body any of the nutrients it needs. So even though you are putting in fuel, your body is not going to get the desired results.” This leads to a sluggish mentality. When studying for exams, writing papers and keeping up with extracurricular activities, feeling sluggish is the last thing you need. For those of you on the dining plan, West Virginia University’s Healthy “U” is a healthy eating plan available in all of the dining halls around campus. This is great for people who are taking steps to eat better. As a primary user of Healthy “U,” I can say these “healthy meals” are not always the most nutritious, but they are miles above the fast food route. If you are trying these healthier options, give yourself a pat on the back for going above and beyond and trying to get some nutritious fuel. In addition to the various healthy meals, there may be days where you’re not in the mood for the

Healthy “U” option. In this case, there is always a salad bar, and these meals can be just as quick as fast food. For those of you who have decided to pass on the meal plan, there are still other ways to eat well while living with a demanding schedule. The simplest eating choices can help your diet tremendously. For example, if you’re making a quick sandwich on the run, use wheat or whole grain bread to replace white bread. This simple switch has the ability to make a meal much healthier. Also opt to eat an apple, banana or other easy fruit instead of the tempting bag of chips staring at you. Sounds hard now, but once you begin eating well, you won’t think twice about it. With healthy eating comes the energy to complete schoolwork efficiently, leaving time for you to spend with friends. Eating well is an easy way to increase your enjoyment of life, because you’ll have the energy to keep going all day long. The switch from being a devout fast-food eater to someone with a healthier mentality is not an easy one, but the immediate and long run benefits will help keep you on track to eat healthy. I challenge you to try it for a week and experience the positive effect this simple life choice can make.

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HOROSCOPE BY JACQUELINE BIGAR BORN TODAY This year you will learn to bend gracefully toward others’ way of thinking without harboring resentment. You will come to an understanding as to how easy it is to respect differences and learn from them. If you are single, you will discover someone very special in your immediate environment. The attraction will be strong, but you might realize that you are very different people. Before making a commitment, get to know each other completely. If you are attached, the two of you act like a seesaw, in the sense that you each take turns leading and being right. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHHH Your hard work and effort will pay off far more than you might’ve thought possible. You could find an instrumental partner to be

overserious. Do not take this person’s attitude personally. Opportunities surround your home and your personal life. Tonight: Not to be found! TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Everything from your gait to the way you carry yourself exudes resilience and confidence. A partner could be jealous, and he or she might be very cold toward you as a result. Don’t let this behavior get to you. Make your presence known. Tonight: Rearrange your plans, if need be. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHHH You have a strong sense of what needs to be done, and it is unlikely that you will settle for anything less than what you want. Money might flow out of your account as quickly as it goes in. Take a break in the afternoon in order to pace yourself. Tonight: A must appearance.

CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHHHH You are in the position to make one of your long-desired dreams a reality, yet there might be some fear around realizing this wish. You could trip yourself up unless you are willing to root out the issue. Revamp plans with a key associate or loved one. Tonight: Buy tickets to a concert. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH You have pushed so hard lately that your energy seems to be waning, even though your enthusiasm remains high. If you would take just an hour for relaxing, and then delegate what you can to others, you will feel revitalized. Tonight: Go along with a loved one’s request. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You tend to let others take the lead. Some people might not realize that

you make a conscious choice to defer to them; otherwise, they could be taken aback. A meeting that transforms into a friendly get-together will be the highlight of your day. Tonight: Say “yes.” LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Emphasis is on routine and daily matters. You might want to make a situation more exciting. You are likely to tease someone whom you’ve put on a pedestal. Fortunately, all parties involved have a sense of humor. Tonight: Put your feet up and watch a favorite TV show. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH You might want to express concern about someone’s interpretation of a situation. Perhaps you feel as though this person is way off. Realize that it could be just your wild imagination. Make a point to in-

dulge a loved one. Tonight: Adapt to a friend’s request. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHH If you can play it low-key, you’ll feel better by the end of the day. A partner could come through for you in a major way. You might not believe everything you hear. Do your own research, and as a result, you will feel more confident in making decisions. Tonight: At home. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Emphasize your priorities. You know what will happen if you are able to get your way. Unfortunately, you might not have that opportunity, as a partner will be so charming that people naturally will gravitate toward his or her way of thinking instead. Tonight: Go with the flow. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH

You might notice that you have a need to catch up with others financially. The good news is that this attitude is temporary. Your values could be considerably different from those around you. Try not to point out the differences, but do respect them. Tonight: Indulge a little. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH You are in your element. You would have to work very hard in order to displease someone in your life. You naturally say and do the right thing. You might not even be aware of the number of admirers you seem to have. Tonight: Be yourself, and let the good times roll.

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World-renowned yarn artist visits WVU BY LACEY PALMER & Sam BosserMAn DA STAFF

One tree on campus is sure to catch the eye of passersby after visiting artist Carol Hummel and other members of the community finished covering it with colorful blue and gold crocheted yarn. The West Virginia University School of Art & Design completed the project in conjunction with Morgantown’s 2013 celebration of the “Year of the Tree,” which sets out to protect the trees in the city. Hummel worked alongside students, faculty, staff and community members to cover the large tree located near the Coliseum and the Creative Arts Center with the yarn, creating a beautiful, eye-catching sight. “I think it’s turned out absolutely fantastic,” Hummel said. “It’s one of the biggest trees I’ve ever done in terms of girth and the number of big branches, so I really think it’s dramatic. I’ve done taller ones, but not as big and stout.” Hummel has an impressive resume with similar installations in Chicago, Cleveland Heights, Oh., Drangedal, Norway and New Delhi. According to Hummel, the main goal of this project is to connect the community, students and art. Cory Dobson/THE DAILY ATHENAEUM “The community memVisiting artist Carol Hummel finishes a knit-scape on the Creative Arts Center lawn. bers, students and people

at the senior citizen village crocheted the pieces, and in each of the pieces you can see the personalities of the people that created them,” Hummel said. “Then, we’re all coming together, and now you can see the personalities of the people installing them, so I think it’s really a wonderful project.” Hummel said more 100 people’s time and energy have gone into the project. “What a wonderful thing; 100 people who probably didn’t know each other before now know each other and have something to be proud of that they made together,” she said. Hummel said this is the goal of all her projects and artwork. “I’ve done this kind of project for probably the last ten years, and what I want to do is involve the community in making art for their community so they have ownership of their art,” she said. “You know, you can hire someone to put a statue in the middle of your town. Big deal, and although it may be a nice statue, you don’t have any ownership. If you make one of these pieces, you own a piece of this tree.” In order to protect the tree, Hummel used an open stitch for this temporary project, which will allow the tree to breathe without damaging its growth, according to Dylan Collins, sculp-

ture program coordinator for the WVU School of Art & Design. Hummel’s yarn is synthetic, so it will hold its color well. Collins has personally known Hummel for more than a decade; they both attended Kent State University and earned their master degrees there. Initially, Hummel was coming to Morgantown to do a gallery show and a lecture for students, Collins said. It was decided the outdoor public art installation would be a great activity for Morgantown’s Year of the Tree. “Carol is a friend of myself and Jason Lee, who both coordinate the sculpture program, so we wanted to bring her in as one of our visiting artists,” Collins said. “We also thought it would be great to get this experience. It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students to be involved with something so much bigger than them and even so much bigger than the University, as it encompasses the entire community.” Collins said the site for the tree was chosen by Hummel not only for its size and location, but its symbolism, as well. “Carol specifically chose this tree because of the fact that’s it on the edge of campus,” Collins said. “It’s on the periphery between the campus community and the larger community of Morgantown, so this is really something that kind

of stitches together these communities, much like the stitching that happened with all these individual parts coming together.” David Holmes, an art and design student, said he loved covering the tree with yarn, and especially appreciated the reasoning behind it. “She talked to us about the significance of the project, and really, what it is is to bring the community and the students all together to be aware of art and realize that art can make a difference, cause change and people can come together to help each other and become one,” Holmes said. “It really shows the community that art does have substance and art can cause change.” Hummel will host a talk Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall of the Creative Arts Center, where she will showcase not only other trees she has completed but also other art projects she has been involved in. To view more of her work, visit http://www. “I think people of Morgantown, the students and the community, should be extremely proud of this wonderful project,” Hummel said. “When you look at it, you just get mesmerized by it. It’s just so beautiful.” daa&

Mickey Hart Band features former Grateful Dead drummer By josh ewers a&e writer

Students and Morgantown residents alike will be able to catch a slice of musical history when The Mickey Hart Band graces the stage at the historic Metropolitan Theatre at 7 p.m. Thursday. The band is worth your undivided attention, as one of it’s members is nothing short of rock ‘n’ roll royalty. Back in the day, Mickey Hart was once one half of the world famous “Rhythm Devils,” the nickname for the dual drummers of the legendary Grateful Dead, who produced hits like “Casey Jones” and “Touch of Grey.” Most important, however, is the way their music spoke to a generation. It’s not very often a historic musician of this magnitude makes their way to Morgantown, so don’t miss out. But history is most assuredly not the main at-

traction here. Since the tragic death of Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995, Hart has been focusing on his own musical ideas. Hart and company are certainly not content to rest on the legacy factor, producing some interesting sonic results. The Mickey Hart Band’s most recent work, “Superorganism,” is a foray into new territory. In this album, they forge together concepts of modernity in the form of atmospheric and soft electronic sounds with soulful melodic singing by Tony Award winner Crystal Monee Hall. They also add progressive instrumental compositions that combine elements of psychedelic rock and funk into the mix. This is all driven forward by a great variety of percussion featured prominently in the mix that takes center stage in many of their arrangements. It also features Hart’s own brain wave ac-

tivity turned into audible sound. However, the totality of their work stretches over a vast array of concepts that can only be tied together through common themes of skill and a chill vibe. In other words, this is not just a show for middleaged men to revisit their prime, but also an opportunity for a younger generation to experience a music great. Generally speaking, this younger generation doesn’t show a whole lot of respect to the great classic artists of the ’60s and ’70s. This show provides a chance to find a new appreciation for that same great level of quality musicianship and songwriting. But never fear, Deadheads. There will most likely be a few Grateful Dead covers waiting in the wings. Consequently, this is an all ages show, and every one is welcome to attend. daa&

Mickey Hart performs live with The Mickey Hart Band at a recent performance.

Mountaineer Idol Gives Back to donate new stuffed animals to Jessi’s Pals The West Virginia University Mountaineer Idol Gives Back campaign is continuing its partnership with Jessi’s Pals for its Oct. 4 elimination round. The campaign has worked with this cause, which collects new stuffed animals for WVU Children’s Hospital, since 2007. The goal of this year’s fundraiser is to collect 1,000 new stuffed animals. Throughout this week, Mountaineer Idol’s team of public relations stu-

dents have been collecting donations at a booth in the Mountainlair and will allow students to drop off stuffed animals today from noon-4:45 p.m. Students can also donate stuffed animals during the show on Oct. 4 if they’re unable to donate today. “We collect stuffed animals, hold a silent auction and our Mountaineer Idol sponsor, Coca Cola, will donate $5 for every bottle/can brought to the show to be recycled,” said Kelsey

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Montgomery, Mountaineer Idol intern. “It is important to be involved in this fundraiser, because it is a chance to help brighten the lives of the sick children of West Virginia, who are currently receiving medical treatment at Ruby Memorial Hospital. We can help bring a little bit more joy to them and their families.” The next round of Mountaineer Idol will take place Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. —ljp





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Diggs to present challenge for WVU defense In an era when West Virginia is entrenched in Big 12 competition on a weekly basis, many talented players will take the field against the Mountaineers. One full season and a few weeks since its Big 12 Conference debut, WVU has taken the field against marquee talent like Collin Klein, Landry Jones, Terrance Williams and most recently, Oklahoma’s Trey Millard. There will be plenty more Big 12 players on the schedule this year who garner such attention such as Lache Seastrunk, Jason Verrett and Josh Stewart, but no one as talented as Maryland sophomore wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs, a former nationally rated top-10 recruit and top rated prospect in the state of Maryland by, was offered a scholarship from 32 schools, including Maryland and West Virginia. Diggs stayed in his home state and has been a factor for Randy Edsall’s Terrapins. West Virginia must be conscious of where Diggs is on the field during Saturday’s game. Whether it is in the running game, passing game or return game, Diggs has diverse play ability. Last season Diggs was named a freshman AllAmerican by just about every major media outlet for his play during a time when Maryland didn’t have a true quarterback. He hauled 54 catches for 848 yards and six receiving touchdowns – catching passes from linebacker- turned-quarterback Shawn Petty. This season, Diggs has a legitimate passer getting him the football in C.J. Brown. Diggs and Brown have already connected 16 times for 387 yards and three touchdowns. Per catch, Diggs is averaging 24.2 yards per play. For a WVU secondary who hasn’t seen much of a challenge in the 2013 season, this is their first tough task. William & Mary had a talented receiver in Tre McBride. Oklahoma had skilled receivers in Jalen Saunders and Trey Metoyer but couldn’t get them the football because of poor play at quarterback. Finally, Georgia State just didn’t have anyone who could catch the ball from quarterback Ronnie Bell who was pressured all Saturday afternoon by a deep WVU defensive line. At 6 feet and 195 pounds, Diggs will be in just about every part of Edsall’s game plan. WVU defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will have to prepare for Diggs. Darwin Cook and Karl Joseph, who have a combined 31 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries, have to remain the ball-hawking safeties who they have been in 2013. Corners Ishmael Banks and Travis Bell, both converted safeties to corner, will be tested, so Cook and Joseph have to be able to help both of them get lined up across from Diggs. The idea that one player could beat West Virginia Saturday is completely the thought here. While all those other previously mentioned Big 12 players are outstanding, they all have teammates and other weapons around that don’t allow opposing defensive coordinators to just work around one guy. Playing against Diggs is the complete opposite. He’s much better than the rest of the Maryland roster, so opposing coordinators must plan the game around him. If WVU can’t stop Diggs, he’ll showcase his talent by single-handedly running past the WVU secondary.


Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski attempts to make a tackle during West Virginia’s game against Georgia State.

Redshirt sophomore linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski improving in his second year by connor murray associate sports editor

Through three games this season, redshirt sophomore linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has emerged as a leader on West Virginia’s defense. The Bethel Park, Pa., native leads the team with 27 total tackles and has two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. With two more tackles, Kwiatkoski will surpass his total of 28 from all of last season. “He is developing. He is as healthy as he has ever been. He is a smart guy and is allowing himself to be coached,” said head coach Dana Holgorsen. “There is a mental aspect to the game of foot-

ball that you have to be able to understand, and right now he really understands it.” Aided by Kwiatkoski’s increase in production, the West Virginia defense has improved from last season. Through only three games last year, the defense gave up an average of 22.3 points per game, compared to an average of 13.3 to this point in 2013. “I feel like we’ve come a long way. We still have a long way to go. We’ve just got to move on from here and keep progressing,” Kwiatkoski said. Because linebackers Isaiah Bruce and Doug Rigg were both inactive against Georgia State,

West Virginia was without two impact players on defense. Kwiatkoski showed he can fill that void early in the fourth quarter Saturday. With West Virginia leading 27-7, one more defensive stop likely would have sealed the outcome. Kwiatkoski met Georgia State running back Jonathan Jean-Bart at the line of scrimmage and forced a fumble that was recovered by safety Karl Joseph at the Georgia State 33yard line. West Virginia scored a touchdown to take a 34-7 lead three plays later, and any doubts about the game’s conclusion were erased. “It was a draw play. I

was untouched and it was me and (Jean-Bart) in the hole. It was the nail in the coffin. From there on, the offense got rolling. It was definitely a big turning point,” Kwiatkoski said. Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson said he credits Kwiatkoski’s strong start to the season to his willingness to take direction and the consistency with which he approaches each game and practice. “He’s one of those guys that just does everything I ask him to do, and he doesn’t deviate from it. He’s just rock solid in his approach every single day,” Patterson said. “What you see from him on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

is going to be what you see from him on Saturday. I’ve been very pleased with his progress.” In his second year seeing on-field action, Kwiatkoski has grown into the type of player who can change the course of a game on defense, as he showed Saturday against Georgia State. “He understands the system. I think he’s just playing with a lot of confidence. When you play with confidence you play fast,” Patterson said. “Last year he didn’t have the reps to really go out there and feel 100 percent confident and this year I think he does.”

Mountaineers drop first match of season by jon fehrens sports writer

The West Virginia University volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season last night to the Duquesne Dukes at the A.J. Palumbo Center. The Dukes, now 5-5, forced 29 attack errors from the Mountaineers (10-1). “Everyone hates to lose. It was close there at the end and we had some chances in close situations,” said head coach Jill Kramer. “We will take the next two days and prepare and be more disciplined.” “Duquesne really brought it tonight, they played really well. We didn’t get much at all and we had to work for every (point) we earned,” Kramer said. “While they played well, we played poorly.” The Dukes set the tone of the match early by claiming the first set 25-18 behind senior outside hitter Marah Farage’s four kills and one block. The only answer WVU seemed to have in the first set came from sophomore setter Brittany

Sample who dished out seven assists and recorded three kills. Th e Mou nt a i n e e r s seemed to start to warm up in the second set behind freshman Jordan Anderson’s four kills, but it would be Duquesne’s effective hitting that would hold off a West Virginia push. Anderson would finish her night with a team-high 12 kills while Sample tallied 30 assists. “We need to make sure that we are ready for opportunities when they come,” Kramer said. “Duquesne continued to play well all night and also had a lot of errors which is not a good combination.” With the first loss of the season on the line, WVU held Duquesne to its lowest hitting percentage of the night at .127. Sample connected with sophomore middle blocker Caleah Wells six times in the final set to push the Dukes to three match points. Duquesne would eventually win the third set 27-25 to clinch the match. “I needed to do a better

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Members of the volleyball team celebrate a win at the Mountaineer Invitational.

job of preparing our team for being in the position of being undefeated, and the type of energy your opponent is going to bring in that situation,” Kramer said. With the loss behind them, the volleyball team will travel back to Mor-

gantown and begin preparations for this weekend’s WVU Gold and Blue Players Challenge. West Virginia kicks off the Players Challenge Friday, Sept. 20 in the WVU Coliseum as they take on Liberty at 1:00 p.m. and then Georgetown at 6:30

p.m. “Duquesne played very well tonight and we also had a lot of errors, which is obviously not a good combination,” Kramer said. “We’ll get back into the gym tomorrow and get better.”



Wednesday September 18, 2013

women’s tennis

Lisac, WVU release fall schedule Monday by anthony pecoraro sports writer

West Virginia University women’s tennis head coach Miha Lisac released the fall schedule Monday. With seven countries represented on the women’s tennis roster and a head coach from Slovenia, this team is nothing short of diverse. Lisac came to WVU from Georgia State as its head coach after much success during his six seasons. “The interest was really looking for an oppor-

tunity that would allow us to compete at the highest level,” Lisac said. Lisac recalls his time at Georgia State and how it benefited him up to this point in his coaching career. “We really built a strong team, but there were certain obstacles that we were dealing with,” he said. “What I was looking for was an opportunity that didn’t really have obstacles when it came to competing and preparing at the highest level. The more I found out about the

position and the more I found out about resources, the more interested I was.” The Mountaineers will not be kicking off their season at the UNC Wilmington Collegiate Invitational like they have the past two years. Instead, they will be heading to the Air Force Academy in Colorado for the Air Force Tournament Sept. 27-29. “I am looking forward to the team getting better and making sure that when it comes to competition, we are doing the things that we are learn-

ing,” Lisac said. “I am a firm believer in doing the right things, growing, getting better and letting the results take care of themselves.” Lisac has high expectations heading into his first year as the Mountaineers’ coach and puts his team before anything else. “Fall semester, we really take the approach of building and getting better,” Lisac said. “I am less concerned with what tournaments we are competing in than how we are competing.”

After a few days off, WVU will continue its season at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, Oct. 4-6. Following that, they will wrap up October with the International Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Oct. 18-21 in Charlottesville, Va. The fall portion of the season will come to an end with the Big Green Invite in Hanover, N.H., Nov. 1-3. “It is a great opportunity for the team to learn and compete against outside competition,” Lisac said. “It is a great way to learn

from new situations and to upgrade our game against outside opponents, so it is a crucial part of our preparation.” Last season, the Mountaineers finished 4-17 under head coach Tina Samara. The team is looking forward to bouncing back and hoping a new head coach may be the answer for that. WVU retains three sophomores and one junior with four freshmen joining the squad this season.

women’s soccer

Members of the West Virginia women’s soccer team jog onto the field in a home match against Kentucky. The Mountaineers are without three players this season following season-ending injuries.


WVU loses two players to season-ending knee injuries by meghan carr sports writer

Injuries are becoming a problem for the West Virginia University women’s

soccer team this season, especially at the midfield position. “Unfortunately in athletics you (have) to battle injuries and we’re battling

a lot of them. It’s just going to be united we stand and we’ve got to embrace what’s happening, and we got to move forward. Yes, we’re banged up but

it’s part of the game and I (have) to figure it out,” said head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. Only three weeks into the season, the Mountain-

eers have lost three players to season-ending knee injuries – all of them at the midfield position. Freshman midfielder Bryce Banuelos was injured in the match against Central Michigan in August. She played three games for WVU this season, starting two of the three. Banuelos was the starting midfielder against then-No. 2 Penn State and Syracuse. Kara Blosser is a senior midfielder for the Mountaineers and has started every game this season. Blosser tallied four shotson-goal and a total of 11 shots for this season. Blosser transferred from N.C. State where she was a two-year starter for the Wolfpack. She earned ACC All-Freshman team honors in 2009, playing in 35 matches for the Wolfpack and starting in 33. Blosser totaled 20 points with nine goals in 2009, the most of any N.C. State freshman in 20 years. In 2011, Blosser transferred to West Virginia, where she was redshirted. In 2012, she made her first appearance in the Gold and Blue, appearing in 19 games and starting 18 of them. She scored three goals, including two game-winners and one on the road at Texas to clinch the regular season title for the Mountaineers. Blosser tore the ACL in her right knee when playing against Eastern Kentucky Friday. After West Virginia’s loss to Kentucky Sunday, senior forward Frances Silva acknowledged Blosser’s importance in the midfield, but said she has faith her team will find a way to continue on. “I think part of it was missing Kara and having to piece together a midfield but I think everyone that will step up into those roles is ready,” Silva said. Junior Ali Connelly played in three games and earned an assist in the Mountaineers 4-0 victory over Central Michigan. Connelly saw action in three matches as a freshman in 2011. In 2012, Connelly made 18 appearances and got her first career start against Central Michigan. She played 43 minutes against No. 1

Stanford. Connelly tore her ACL during the double-overtime game against Duke Sept. 6. Caroline Swzed, originally a midfielder, has yet to play this season for the Mountaineers except against Rutgers in the preseason exhibition match. Szwed injured her knee against Seaton Hall in 2011, causing her to have several surgeries and miss the entire 2012 season. Tough losses could lead into other players getting their opportunity to step and rise to the occasion. Freshman Tessa Broadwater has played in all of the Mountaineers eight games and could take on an even bigger role with the injuries in the midfield. Broadwater scored her first career goal for the Mountaineers Friday night against Eastern Kentucky. Several of the younger forwards or defenders could see themselves moved into the midfield positions this season, such as sophomore defender Cari Price, who stepped into Blosser’s position after her injury. Izzo-Brown said she’s never had to deal with a situation like this before. “It’s tough,” she said. “I guess after 250 wins you get asked to do something you’ve never done and this is definitely something I’ve never done. It’s part of it and it’s something I’ve got to get through as a coach and my team needs to step up and rise to the occasion.” WVU will play one more weekend at home before it starts Big 12 Conference play at Oklahoma State, and will need to secure a stable lineup before then.

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Wednesday September 18, 2013

men’s soccer

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Sophomore forward Majed Osman has been a productive force on offense so far this season with three goals in six matches.

Osman, Bevin carry the load for Mountaineers in 2013 by joe mitchin sports writer

Changing positions in the second season of their collegiate career would be difficult for most players. But this was not the case for Majed Osman. Hi s ga m e - w i n n i ng strike from more than 35 yards Friday was a thing of beauty. Osman has started the 2013 season in the midfield line, away from the front line and his familiar striker role. The London native began his Mountaineer career last season in 12 matches as a

freshman. He scored three goals and added three assists on 24 shots. It was a successful year, but Osman wanted a change to the midfield. “I’ve always wanted to play there; that’s my favorite position,” he said. “Coach (LeBlanc) liked me there. We agreed he’d try me out there in the spring and, if it goes well, I’ll come in in the fall and play there.” The switch has indeed paid off. Through just six matches, Osman has already matched his three goals from last season and already has

dished four assists for the Mountaineers. Osman knew going into the midfield meant playing much differently than what he was used to as a forward. The position keeps players much farther away from the goal and changes the angle of pursuit. Forwards often play with their backs to the goal while attacking, and midfielders charge toward it. Osman said scoring hasn’t become any more difficult for him. “I wouldn’t say it’s harder to score, but you definitely have less opportunities,” Osman said. “It’s definitely different, but

hopefully I can get more goals at the position.” Offense wasn’t the only thing Osman has to worry about as a midfielder. He was forced to make defense an emphasis on his game. Osman has always had the ability to score goals in bunches, according to head coach Marlon LeBlanc. It was key for Osman to buy into the defensive aspect of the position. “As long as he works both ways it’s his job to lose,” LeBlanc said. “The issue before with Majed was if he’d work as hard defensively as he works offensively. Now he’s working so hard in both

directions for us. The offensive stuff has always been a no-brainer for him. The defensive work is what we needed from him, and we are getting more of that right now.” The move to the midfield allowed another Mountaineer to move into a more comfortable role. Junior Andy Bevin played in the midfield last season after a phenomenal season up top in 2011. Bevin is now back in the striker role for WVU and Osman has taken over the attacking midfield spot. Osman and Bevin have been gasoline to the Mountaineer offensive

engine early on this season. The two have combined for seven of WVU’s 12 goals. They have also added six total assists. The early season success has Osman feeling very good when he’s on the pitch. “I feel confident,” he said. “My target is definitely high to score quite a few goals this season and hopefully I get there.” The West Virginia men’s soccer team returns home Friday night at the Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium where they will take on Big 10 foe Michigan.


Stanford prepares to defend Pac-12 title Saturday STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Since Stanford won the Pac-12 Conference and the Rose Bowl last season, momentum has been building toward a few pivotal points on the schedule. One of those is now. After victories over San Jose State and Army, the competition is about to get a whole lot tougher. The fifth-ranked Cardinal (20) will begin Pac-12 play against No. 23 Arizona State (2-0) on Saturday at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal also will host No. 17 Washington, No. 13 UCLA and No. 2 Oregon between away games against Washington State, Utah and Oregon State over the next seven weeks.

“Everybody in our conference has a run of five or six games in a row that you look at and say, ‘“Whew. Here we go,’” Stanford coach David Shaw said Tuesday. “And that’s to me what makes it hard, and that’s to me what makes it special.’” Just how good the Cardinal can be is still somewhat of a mystery. Stanford rarely routs opponents, even those that are overmatched. The Cardinal grind out games behind a power running game and an opportunistic defense, which makes measuring progress tough – sometimes even for the coaches. “I feel good, not great,”

Shaw said. “There are some gains that we made from Week 1 to Week 2. I don’t know that we’re operating anywhere close to our capabilities.” Tyler Gaffney has run for 104 and 132 yards in the first two contests. Kevin Hogan has completed 62 percent of his passes for 395 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. And Ty Montgomery has been every bit the No. 1 wide receiver coaches had hoped, catching 10 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns. The defense has faced two completely different opponents, from San Jose State’s spread passing attack to Army’s funky triple-option runners. Stan-



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ford has allowed an average of 292 total yards and 16 1/2 points in the first two games, smothering ball carriers one minute and missing tackles the next. “I think everyone is comfortable but not satisfied,” defensive end Josh Mauro said. “There’ve been flashes of this team being something special in the first two games, but we really have to put it together for 60 minutes or more if necessary.” Unlike most weeks, the Cardinal at least have some idea of how the Sun Devils will try to defend them. Coaches and players watched Arizona State’s controversial 32-30 win over Wisconsin on the flight back from West Point

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on Saturday night. Stanford, which beat Wisconsin 20-14 in the Rose Bowl, has been a better version of the Badgers again this season. Both feature a mammoth offensive line, power running game and improved downfield passing while using fullbacks and tight ends all over the field. While Wisconsin gives the Cardinal a glimpse of what the Sun Devils might do, they also know Arizona State will benefit from playing against a similar opponent. “It does take it up another level,” Hogan said. The stakes will be higher, too. Even one loss could put a major dent in the only goal Stanford coaches ever talk about – winning

the Pac-12 title, putting increasingly more pressure on the preparation with a conference game every Saturday until the week before a Thursday night game against Oregon Nov. 7.

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