Volume CXIX No. 84
Monday, February 4, 2013
Ravens soar to Super Bowl XLVII victory After Superdome blackout, Baltimore Ravens win 34-31 against San Francisco 49ers
UCONN ‘LOSES ITS MIND’ Winter White Tour, Alesso, excite Jorgensen audience. FOCUS/ page 5
BULLS BEATEN BY ‘BAZZ Huskies defeat South Florida 69-64 in OT. SPORTS/ page 12 EDITORIAL: DARTMOUTH NO LONGER ACCEPTING AP CREDITS A BAD MOVE ALL AROUND Policy seems to have little to do with academics, and more to do with money. COMMENTARY/page 8 INSIDE NEWS: FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR DISCUSSES AMERICANIZATION University of Florida professor draws parallels between Native life and the Occupy Movement. NEWS/ page 2
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation’s biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric, back-and-forth game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Flacco, voted the MVP, threw three first-half touchdown passes to cap an 11-TD, zero-interception postseason. Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff 108 yards, a Super Bowl record, to give Baltimore a 28-6 lead. Moments later, lights lining the indoor arena faded, making it difficult to see. When action resumed, Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers scored 17 consecutive points, getting as close as 31-29. But Baltimore stopped San Francisco on fourth-and-goal from the 5 with under 2 minutes left when Kaepernick’s pass sailed beyond Michael Crabtree in the end zone. The biggest deficit a team has ever overcome to win a Super Bowl is 10 points, and there were moments were it appeared San Francisco had a chance to better that mark. Instead, the 49ers lost for the first time in six trips to the Super Bowl. The AFC champion Ravens (14-6), a franchise that moved from Cleveland to Baltimore 17 years ago, improved to 2-0 in the big game. They also won the championship in 2001, when linebacker Ray
Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce celebrates after their 34-31 win against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game.
Lewis was voted the game’s MVP. Lewis was not a major factor this time, but he was a center of attention, playing in the final game of his 17-year career before retiring. The 49ers struggled early in the first Super Bowl coaching matchup between brothers: Baltimore’s John Harbaugh is 15 months older than San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh. Baltimore led 28-6 after Jones opened the second half with the longest kickoff
return in a Super Bowl, his eyes glancing up at the videoboard, presumably to watch himself sprint to the end zone. The 49ers showed they were capable of a comeback in their previous game: They trailed by 17 against the Atlanta Falcons before winning the NFC championship game. Shortly following Jones’ return, the sudden, odd power outage arrived. Escalators weren’t working. Officials stopped play about 1½ minutes into the third quarter, and the bizarre delay lasted 34 min-
utes in real time before action resumed. Some players sat. Others stretched. Some fans chanted, “Let’s go, Ravens!” Others passed time by doing the wave. This was the 10th time New Orleans hosted the big game — tying Miami for most in a city — and first since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Big Easy in August 2005. When play resumed, NFC champion San Francisco (13-5-1) began making things more interesting, scoring 17 points in less than 4½ minutes. First, Kaepernick threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Crabtree, pulling them within 15 points midway through the third quarter. Ravens defensive backs Cary Williams and Bernard Pollard missed tackles on the play. Then, with 5 minutes left in the third quarter, Frank Gore swept around right end for a 6-yard TD run, making it 28-20, before Ravens running back Ray Rice’s fumble gave the ball right back to the 49ers. San Francisco tacked on David Akers’ 34-yard field goal to get within 28-23 after he missed from a longer distance but the Ravens were whistled for running into the kicker. It was his third successful kick of the game after hitting from 36 and 27 yards in the first half. How close was it heading into the fourth quarter? Each team had exactly 17 first downs. Total yardage was nearly the same, with the 49ers slightly ahead, 317315. Time of possession was nearly split down the middle, too.
College Republicans seek to boost UConn professors address membership after sharp decline refugee health care issues By Jackie Wattles Campus Correspondent
By Domenica Ghanem Campus Correspondent
The UConn chapter of College Republicans hosted a meeting of the Connecticut Union of College Republicans on Sunday, discussing strategies for reaching out to minorities and attracting more members after experiencing a sharp decline in membership this year. The Chairman of the UConn College Republicans chapter, Mark Sargent, said membership has dwindled after a large group of members graduated from the club last year. “We want to reach out to everyone. We don’t necessarily want just people who vote Republican,” Sargent said. “You could say you’re a communist and we’d still welcome you into the club if you can teach us something. I want to know how I can better myself and the (Republican) party as a whole.” Sargent said he plans to host a social and get involved with other campus groups to encourage involvement. Nick Givas, the head of Connecticut College Republicans and a political science major at Fairfield University, said the decline in membership is a problem not isolated to UConn. College Republican groups at universities across Connecticut have seen drops in member turnout. “The election had a high-stress atmosphere, and around election time less people show up to meetings,” Givas said. “And as leaders of the groups graduate, the handoff isn’t always crisp, that makes it hard to keep people coming.” Givas said he hopes to augment membership by involving high school students. “We want to reach out to juniors and seniors because those are the kids that are most
UConn professors and students are working in a collaborative effort to address the problem of inadequate health care for Cambodian-American refugees. Assistant Clinical Professor for the School of Pharmacy Thomas Buckley and the Assistant Professor of Social Work Megan Berthold form a team with combined expertise on specialized health care and healthcare access. Buckley and Berthold have joined forces at Khmer Health Advocates (KHA), the country’s only Cambodian-American health care organization. Pharmacy students evaluate each patient’s unique health problems and share the information with professional pharmacists who can recommend changes in treatments. Simple innovations, like individualized care plans and better communication between doctors and patients, can have a huge impact in the lives of CambodianAmerican trauma patients with both physical and mental health issues. In addition to policy initiatives that focus on medication management, reimbursement for community health services, and a Cambodian-American medical home program, the professors have implemented curriculum initiatives. “How do we change curriculums in the health professional school to help students understand the downstream consequences for a person exposed to trauma or torture,” said Buckley. Buckley and Berthold were surprised to learn how many people don’t realize the impact that trauma has on the devel-
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The UConn College Republicans are seeking to increase their membership after a sharp decline in membership this year.
likely going to end up going to Connecticut schools. We basically want to get a head start with these kids, and let them know what it means to stand up for your principles,” Givas said. Givas also said he wants College Republicans to begin supporting candidates who represent conservative values. In a Facebook post on the UConn College Republicans page Givas is quoted as saying, “As far as CT is concerned, it is clear that the past tactics of nominating RINOS (republicans in name only) and old establishment cronies simply has not worked.” Givas said the GOP has done a poor job of reaching out to the younger demographic and ensuring them their interests are represented, and republicans that fail to reach out aren’t “concerned about the country.” Wayne Winsley, a Republican from Naugatuck who lost his congressional race against
democratic incumbent Rosa L. DeLauro in November, spoke to the group about ways he believes they can change their communication methods and attract youth and minority voters. “In case you didn’t know, I’m black,” Winsley said to laughs. “And I’m not the only black man who thinks taxes are too high.” When asked how to reach out to more voters in a state dominated by Democrats, Winsley replied simply, “you have to act like you give a damn.” “It’s untrue that black voters won’t vote for Republicans. Democrats right now are just better at saying ‘I care about you.’” “When was the last time you saw a Republican at the booth on Election Day?” Winsley asked. “We have to be better at reaching out and sharing our message. We can’t just show up to the elections. Democrats are there every day.”
opment of chronic diseases. There is widespread awareness on mental health issues such as PTSD and depression, but the long-term effects of physical illnesses, such as diabetes or strokes, are often left unrealized. By starting a conversation about the clear evidence of this phenomenon, and including both students and professionals in the discussion, KHA is working to improve the overall health care for Cambodian refugees. KHA does a comprehensive assessment of patients that identifies risk factors, aspects that may worsen their conditions, and resiliency factors that promote their well-being and functionality. This information is relayed to both students and professional health providers as part of an effort to train them to offer the best possible traumainformed care. KHA focuses not only on assessing the health of patients, but also on addressing the language and cultural barriers between patients and doctors. The group stresses the need for better language access and understanding of the true needs of patients. Recent UConn funded research conducted by Berthold and KHA found that many Cambodian-Americans around the country are uninformed about their rights. KHA seeks to draw attention to the huge health disparity issue and raise awareness for appropriate and fair funding to serve survivors with longterm health issues. However, the group does not stop with health care. They seek to influence other policy changes such as eliminating the practice of torture, and implementing immigration reform. These developments could help to bridge the
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Former UN secretary general to speak at Yale
NEW HAVEN (AP) — Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is speaking at Yale Law School. Annan will take part in a Jackson Institute town hall meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Levinson Auditorium of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. The event is open to the public. He served two terms as secretary general from 1997 to 2006. Annan will be interviewed by John Negroponte, senior fellow at the Jackson Institute, a former U.S. deputy secretary of state, first director of the Office of National Intelligence, and former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs is a centerpiece of Yale’s initiative to internationalize its teaching curriculum, attract the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world and to deepen the university’s engagement abroad.
Gun buyback in Norwalk nets 18 firearms
NORWALK (AP) — Authorities have collected 18 firearms during Norwalk’s first gun buyback. The Hour reports that people who turned in guns Saturday were given Visa gift cards worth $50-$100. The program is an effort to get guns out of circulation and is one of several that have been held around the country since the December massacre of 20 children and six educators at a Newtown elementary school, one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Sgt. Lisa Cotto says a Norwalk resident anonymously donated $5,026 to fund the buyback, a symbolic amount to remember the 26 Newtown victims. Among the weapons collected are six handguns, two shotguns and 10 rifles.
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Fulbright scholar finds parallels in American Indian living and the Occupy Movement By Jimmy Onofrio Staff Writer UPPSALA, Sweden — Each year, the Fulbright Program sends thousands of American and international academics to foreign universities, including one from the U.S. to Uppsala University in Sweden. Fulbright Professor Susan Hegeman of the University of Florida gave her Fulbright Lecture on Jan. 30, entitled “Casinos, Slow Food, and the Occupy Movement: Indigenous People and the Global Imagination,” at Universitetshuset, the main building of the university. Her lecture focused on the battle between two psychologies, romanticism and modernity, and how as a society we become entrenched in these historic patterns of thought. As an example, she used portrayals of Native Americans in different settings, including a focus on gambling on reservations, a topic of importance in Connecticut. In the prevailing Western social and political order, which she calls “neoliberal globalization,” society constantly pushes to become “more efficient at using human and natural resources in an increasingly unified world.” Romanticists criticize what
they see as depersonalization, and tribes like the Mohegan can develthey use specific tropes and kinds op lucrative complexes centered on of imagery to illustrate their argu- gaming. ments. Another comHegeman mon theme is showed a pic“revolutionary ture of a poster romanticism,” from Occupy typified by the Wall Street famous picture of with a picture Geronimo squatof a Native ting with his rifle American after being cap(an Arapahoe tured. “People Indian) and wanted pictures the message of Indians look“Decolonize ing rebellious,” to Wall Street!” reinforce the paraThe poster was digm of civilized an example of barbaric, Dag Blanck versus what she calls said Hegeman. “anarchist Director, Swedish She cited the Navy romanticism,” mission Institute for North SEAL a phenom“Geronimo” that enon that was American Studies killed Osama bin very much on Laden as another display at the example. Occupy campsite. From a bigger perspective, In a strange historical irony, Hegeman used depictions of Native Occupiers made use of a private- Americans over the last few cenpublic space to set up their camp turies to illustrate what she sees much in the same way the Indian as a “problem of imagining new reservations use their legal status to social and political orders.” Since run casinos. Since their protected the Enlightenment, she says, thinkstatus exempts them from state law, ers in the West have been battling
“It is important to see the interest these topics generate, and how much interest there is in the United States.”
Phil’s forecast: early spring
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Conn. group making quilts for cancer patients
NAUGATUCK (AP) — Deborah Van Steenbergen wants every cancer patient to be cared for the way her late husband was. Van Steenbergen founded Quilts that Care, a group that makes quilts for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, last March while her husband Bob was fighting brain cancer. Bob Van Steenbergen died in August at age 55, but his legacy is growing as the group quickly gains members. It will expand next month into donated space in the Gar Kenyon industrial building on Water Street. “This is my journey for him,” Deborah Van Steenbergen said. Van Steenbergen, who lives in Watertown, has quilted for decades. She said her husband and family members always had quilts to remind them of her love. She said she would accompany her husband to radiation sessions at the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in Waterbury, where she saw some patients with no one to accompany them or drive them home. “It upset me to see so many people alone,” Van Steenbergen said. “It broke my heart.”
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NORWICH (AP) — Norwich is offering to handle sewage outflow for five other towns in an attempt to help pay for its $96 million treatment plant upgrade. A utility spokesman tells the Bulletin that officials from Bozrah, Franklin and Sprague will tour the plant Monday and begin talks. Norwich hopes to have agreements in place within a year with those towns as well as Lisbon and Preston. Norwich will pay for $24 million of the upgrade. State grants and an increase in sewer rates will cover some of the rest. Utility spokesman Mike Hughes says that sharing services can save the other towns money and spur economic development. Sprague First Selectman Cathy Osten says Norwich’s plan is one of several options her town is looking at to improve its own plant.
HARTFORD (AP) — State lawmakers are holding a public hearing on increasing the fines for violating Connecticut’s ban on using handheld cell phones while driving. The Transportation Committee has set the hearing for 10 a.m. Monday in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The proposed bill would double the fines for talking on cell phones without hands-free devices, texting and other cell phone use while driving. The current fines are $100 for a first violation, $150 for a second violation and $200 for subsequent violations. Some lawmakers want to increase the penalties to $200 for a first violation, $300 for a second violation and $500 for subsequent violations.
what is perceived to be a linear development in human civilization. She quoted Margaret Thatcher, who said “there is no alternative” to neoliberal capitalism. This argument leads to a dichotomous portray of the world: people who make progress and those who impede it. In the 19th century, the question was “If Native Americans will not assimilate into white society, why should we let them stay?” Today, it might be “If Africans will not modernize, why should we give them aid?” Hegeman argued this construction stops us from coming up with more creative solutions. The lecture’s focus on an American topic is not unusual at Uppsala University, which runs the Swedish Institute for North American Studies. “It is important to see the interest these topics generate, and how much interest there is in the United States,” said Dag Blanck, Director of the institute and a professor in the Department of English. He mentioned a growing “Americanization of Sweden” as American culture and politics become more a part of Swedish society.
Groundhog Club co-handler Ron Ploucha holds the weather-predicting groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, after the club said Phil did not see his shadow and there will be an early spring, on Groundhog Day, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Punxsutawney, Pa.
Celebs, babies, beer: Super Bowl ad time NEW YORK (AP) — Sex sells. Babies sell even more. And advertisers are hoping animals will make you laugh all the way to their stores. While the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens battle on the field during Super Bowl XLVII, marketers from Best Buy to M&M to Toyota are competing against each other on advertising’s biggest stage. And they’re doing so by pulling out the most persuasive tools of their trade. The stakes are high, with 30-second spots going for as much as $4 million this year. And more than 111 million viewers are expected to tune in. Here are some ad highlights from the first half: — Car ads focused on families: Hyundai’s “Epic Playdate” spot right before kickoff showed a family partying with the band The Flaming Lips: wreaking havoc at a natural history museum, getting chased by bikers, going to a petting zoo and playing in a park. “Make every day epic with the new seven-passenger Santa Fe,” a voiceover states. When the family gets back home and the daughter asks, “What are we going to do now?” The father replies, “Well, I think there’s a game on,” and the broadcast went straight to the kickoff. Audi’s 60-second ad in the first quarter, with an
This undated screenshot provided by PepsiCo shows the Super Bowl advertisement for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay’s Doritos. PepsiCo’s ”Crash the Super Bowl” ads are back for the seventh straight year. Two 30-second commercials made by consumers will make it on the air. Fans voted for one winner and Doritos chose the other.
ending voted on by viewers, shows a boy gaining confidence from driving his father’s Audi to the prom, kissing the prom queen and getting decked by the prom king. Toyota’s ad stars Kaley Cuoco from CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” granting wishes to a family, from a boy wanting to go into space to a dad wanting to lose his “spare tire.”
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gap for health care and other social disparities for Cambodians and other immigrants. “We need to make sure that policies are actually implemented after they have been passed,” Berthold said. The collaboration between the large university and the small community-based advocacy group has created a unique arena to set forth constructive policy initiatives. The professors expressed the benefits of knowing where the experts are in each specific field and being able to include students across the spectrum. For instance, KHA has utilized UConn’s Urban Service Track students who work with underserved communities or minority group with health disparities. In addition to holding presentations for students, Buckley and Berthold also seek to enhance the expertise of practicing physicians and other health and mental health providers so that trauma survivors can be more appropriately treated. “There is a synergistic relationship between the students and the community health workers. They teach the students about the culture and the students teach them about healthcare services,” said Buckley.
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Frequent floaters commute at speed of Sound
BRIDGEPORT (AP) — Andreia Blanchard, of If he drove all the way to Upton, it would Shelton, is a frequent floater, one of about 100 involve several highways and parkways, includcommuters who regularly take the Bridgeport & ing Interstate 95 and the Long Island Expressway. Port Jefferson ferry to work. That’s about a 2½-hour drive, which can quickly Blanchard, who lived happily on Long Island grow a lot longer when there’s traffic, he said. for a decade, is a network engineer at Stony Brook Ullrich knows. He sat behind a steering wheel University near Port Jefferson, N.Y. But five years and drove it himself. ago, she decided to buy a house. “I had a new car and put 35,000 miles on it in In Connecticut. one year. It just wasn’t worth it,” After considering ways to Ullrich said. “The ferry is the only commute to Stony Brook each game in town.” day, she opted for the ferry, even Recently, Blanchard was waitthough it meant having to own ing for the Grand Republic — one two cars — one on each side of of the company’s three ferries — Long Island Sound. to ease its way into the dock at “It’s still very cost-effective Bridgeport Harbor. It was just after getting to work this way, and 7:15 a.m. when Blanchard made also less time-consuming and her way onboard and settled into less nerve-wracking,” Blanchard one of the many window seats for said recently. the 75-minute voyage across 15 The cost per month for a miles of Long Island Sound. walk-on commuter is $220, but Most days, she passes the time in Blanchard’s case the cost is working on her computer. But on subsidized by her employer. day, the self-proclaimed hisAndreia Blanchard this Plus, she said, the ferry always tory buff is doing some recreational gets her to work on time. Frequent floater reading about Abraham Lincoln. “What can I say?” she “This is something you can’t do shrugged. “They run a tight if you drive to work,” she said, ship.” flipping the pages of the book. “When I’m on the Fred Hall, vice president and general manager ferry, I feel like I’m being chauffeured. It’s a good of the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Co., feeling.” said commuters represent a small percentage of She said she enjoys the trip. the roughly 800,000 passengers who ride the ferry “The ride is relaxing and being on the water is each year, but they are an important contingent. very therapeutic,” she said. “It gets you in the right Blanchard said there are about 20 other commut- frame of mind before getting to the office, and does ers, including Thomas Ullrich, of Hamden, who the same thing for you on the way home.” routinely make the voyage with her. While neither Blanchard nor Ullrich said they “We have a true camaraderie,” she said. usually buy anything from the ship’s snack bar, it A nuclear physicist, Ullrich, splits his work does offer a variety of foods for the seafaring travweek between Yale University in New Haven and eler. There is also the Steamboat Lounge, where Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. bartenders serve drinks and passengers can check Ullrich said he takes the ferry two or three times out news or sporting events on flat-screen TVs. a week. He leaves his car in Bridgeport and a colThere is also plenty of space to walk around and league picks him up in Port Jefferson. it’s a lot more comfortable than a cramped railroad
“It’s still very cost-effective getting to work this way, and also less time-consuming and less nerve-wracking.”
A living, lurking threat in Sandy-hit homes: mold
NEW YORK (AP) — Esther Tauscher stood outside her Staten Island home, leafing through boxes of family photos that had been steeped in storm water. She paused to point out life events — her honeymoon, holding her baby boy in a hospital bed. The photos are just about all she has left. Behind her, the home where she and her family lived for 14 years was being dismantled by a masked volunteer crew that tossed out her possessions and ripped out floorboards and walls. It was Tauscher’s only option. Her house and nearly everything in it was consumed by mold. “If the water didn’t get it, the mold got it,” she said. Three months after Superstorm Sandy, mold lurks in once-waterlogged buildings, hiding below subflooring, under foundations, and in door and window frames. Sometimes it mottles walls in plain sight. And it can make dwellers sick, another blow to people still recovering from the October storm that sent the Atlantic surging into homes in New Jersey and New York. Mold is flourishing in homes that never completely dried out, where the owners may have waited to
make repairs or could not access the house for weeks because of safety concerns. Other flooded homes remain vacant and unheated. But even some who quickly chucked saturated belongings, ripped out soggy wallboards and carpets and scrubbed walls with cleaners and bleach are still finding mold, because the home didn’t fully dry, treatment did not work or unscrupulous contractors didn’t actually kill it. “Mold needs two things. It needs food and it needs moisture,” said Paul Lioy, a professor of environmental medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J. “So if you have places that aren’t completely dried out, you’re going to have conditions that are ripe for mold growth.” Mold can spur coughing, wheezing and other reactions in people who are allergic or sensitive to it or have asthma, and can cause infections in people with chronic lung conditions. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine found “sufficient evidence” of a link between damp, moldy indoor environments and upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughing and wheezing in healthy people, and asthma symptoms in asthmatics.
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In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, German citizen Frank Goebbels, visiting America on business, snaps a photo from the back of the Bridgeport/Port Jefferson ferry. The ferry company makes numerous daily trips back and forth across Long Island Sound, between Bridgeport, Conn., and Port Chester, NY.
car, Blanchard said, adding that trains make frequent stops, unlike the ferry. The ferry, which runs 365 days a year and makes 10 crossings a day in the winter and 16 or more in the summer, is one “uninterrupted, smooth ride,” she said. The ferry company has been operating since 1883. One of three ferries currently in service is named after P.T. Barnum, its first president. Hall also said that ridership hit a peak in 2005, when there were 1 million riders. Hall attributes the “slight drop-off” to the economy. In fact, Hall said, he can gauge the job market by the number of commuters.
“In good times, there are 50 or fewer,” he said. In times when unemployment is higher, people will take almost any job they can find, “no matter how far it might be from home,” Hall said. Such is the case with 53-year-old Bob Patrovic, who was offered a job at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. Patrovic lives in Miller Place, N.Y. — 105 miles away — but still accepted the offer. And then, the logistics of getting to work had to be addressed. Patrovic knew he didn’t want to drive and began considering alternatives. “I rode the train to work for three years,” he said, referring to his time with Northrup Grumman in New York.
Iraq War vet charged in murder of ex-SEAL
STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — An Iraq War veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend turned a gun on the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh, of Lancaster, was arraigned early Sunday in the deaths of Kyle, who wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper,” and Chad Littlefield, 35. They were killed at a shooting range at Rough Creek Lodge, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Travis Cox, the director of a nonprofit Kyle helped found, told The Associated Press on Sunday that Kyle, 38, and Littlefield had taken Routh to the range to try to help him. Littlefield was Kyle’s neighbor and “workout buddy,” Cox said. “What I know is Chris and a gentleman — great guy, I knew him well, Chad Littlefield — took a veteran out shooting who was struggling with PTSD to try to assist him, try to help him, try to, you know, give him a helping hand, and he turned the gun on both of them, killing them,” Cox said. Capt. Jason Upshaw with the Erath County Sheriff’s Office said Routh had not made any
comments that might indicate a motive. “I don’t know that we’ll ever know. He’s the only one that knows that,” Upshaw said. Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Routh was unemployed and “may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military himself.” Bryant didn’t know whether Routh was on any medication or had been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. Routh was being held on one charge of capital murder and two charges of murder. Upshaw said officials believe Routh used a semi-automatic handgun, which authorities later found at his home. Upshaw said ballistics tests weren’t complete Sunday, but authorities believe it was the gun used in the shootings. Upshaw declined to give any more details about the gun. The U.S. military confirmed Sunday that Routh was a corporal in the Marines, serving in active duty from 2006 to 2010. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Haiti in 2010. His current duty status is listed as reserve. Routh is being held on $3 million bond. Bryant said he believed Routh was in the process of seeking a public defender.
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Dartmouth no longer accepting AP credits a bad move all around
he ability to earn college credit in high school has proven immensely advantageous to the millions of students who have taken an AP exam since the program’s inception in 1955. The up-front cost of the exam is a tiny fraction of the equivalent cost per credit at almost all universities – at UConn, for instance, achieving the requisite score to earn a particular course’s credit may eventually result in as much as $1500 in longterm savings. For certain advanced students who took several AP exams before attending college, the extensive pre-college coursework they have completed can amount to a semester’s head start in terms of credits before even arriving on campus. All of these benefits, moreover, represent a substantial incentive for high-school students to take challenging courses and excel on their exams. But the practice of transferring exam scores into college credit is not without its critics. Citing studies that showed that incoming freshmen who took introductory-level college course exams corresponding to subjects they did well in on their AP exams frequently failed to pass them, Dartmouth College declared last month that beginning in 2018 it will no longer recognize students’ AP scores for credit. Dartmouth is now part of a broader tendency in academia which views the AP program as lacking rigor and as an inadequate substitute for undergraduate course work. While the high school may not contain teachers thoroughly well versed in their subject matter or present an environment to its students as conducive to learning, there is no clear consensus that AP courses are as useless as Dartmouth represents them to be. In fact, students who take AP exams in a subject tend to receive better grades in that subject than their peers. However, Dartmouth’s policy change seems to have little to do with academics and much more to do with money. Even though tuition at the Ivy League school is approximately $44,000 per annum, the college has now increased the financial hardships of future students by requiring them to retake the same classes that they performed well in during high school at a much higher cost. Dartmouth should have done what it could to improve the valuable AP program by demanding more stringent course requirements or more frequent course audits. Instead, their decision to close another avenue to a more affordable college education only hurts their students and makes Dartmouth a less attractive school for potential applicants and undergraduates. The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
Somewhere Kemba Walker is thinking about Shabazz Napier: “You have learned well, young padawan.” Good thing Connecticut Light & Power isn’t in charge of the Superdome...The lights would be out for three weeks. Just goes to show you, NOBODY follows Beyonce. UConn made USF think they would win, but then in overtime Shabazz was like “Nah jk.” Speaking of football, UConn stole Xavier-Middletown QB Tim Boyle from BC! #revengeissweet #acc I’ll watch the Superbowl, but only until Downton Abbey comes on. Apparently there was some kind of free Beyonce concert on TV, sandwiched between two acts of a dance-theatre exposition on the male conqueror complex. Anyone else hear about this? The sound of a room full of dudes flipping out when Destiny’s Child pops out of the floor...Priceless. I have a presentation tomorrow, but I’m considering telling my German teacher that needed to take an American Holiday just for the Superbowl. He seems pretty reasonable... The Superbowl: An Unexpected Power Outage I don’t even know who won the game. I just know that no hangover compares to the feeling of having two and a half pounds of boneless wings in your stomach. I think I’m sweating honey barbecue. I watched the whole game and didn’t get one opportunity to yell “Tebow Time”...What a let down.
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UConn Reads: Three alternatives to ‘Great Gatsby’
ow many of you have read ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald?” asked my English professor last semester during opening day of Major Works of American and British Literature. Nearly every student raised their hand, doubtless because of their high school curriculum. “Hopefully you liked it,” answered the professor, “because we’ll be reading it in October.” This semester, UConn holds its second annual “UConn Reads” program, during which all students, faculty and By Jesse Rifkin staff are encourAssociate Commentary Editor aged to read the same work simultaneously, helped by discounted copies at the campus bookstore. At semester’s end, a culminating event centered on the book is held. Last year’s selection was “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof, the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times opinion columnist. In April, Kristof himself appeared to deliver a lecture, filling the Student Union Theater to capacity. This semester, the book is “Gatsby.” I have two problems with this choice. First, the author is not alive to discuss the book, as Kristof was for his excellent talk last year. Second, almost anybody who graduated from high school seems to have already read it. My Daily Campus colleague John Nitowski in November argued for “A
Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. But the book is already enormously popular, ranking as the #21 highest-selling book of 2012 and #18 the year before. And keep in mind that, at 284,000 words, people should ideally be able to finish the book selection within one semester! (Plus I read it last year, and I’m pretty sure there are more characters than there are actual students at UConn.) So here are my top three UConn Reads recommendations, with the two qualifiers of “author must be alive” and “not everybody has already read it.” While not necessarily my three favorite books, these are three I feel would most be of interest among a wide variety of students, faculty, and staff – while still being “academic” enough for a research university. And they must be fun to read! “The President’s Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity” by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. The Deputy Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief at Time Magazine detail the relationships, both political and personal, between all the men who have served as President and the living ex-Presidents at the time. For example, my favorite chapter detailed how former Republican President Gerald Ford convinced top Congressional Republicans behind the scenes to not throw Democrat Bill Clinton out of office during the Monica Lewinsky affair. Ford was so worried about his role in this story getting out that he asked it not be revealed until after his death. As fraternities go, the President’s Club puts the frats in Husky Village to shame. “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History” by Michael H. Hart. Hart. A historian, positions what he believes to be the most important people of all time. Some choices
are obvious – George Washington, Albert Einstein, Julius Caesar – while others are virtually unknown – like Tsai Lun, the Chinese inventor who invented paper. The book proved very controversial upon its release, especially among Christians, for ranking Jesus Christ as only #3. Best of all, Hart peppers each of the 100 chapters with fun stories and anecdotes, so it’s not just boring biographies of each person. (One minor quibble: since its 1992 publication, surely Hart would rank alter the rankings at least slightly today – think possible additions of Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, etc.) “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock” by David Margolick. Though nonfiction, this book reads as emotionally as fiction – detailing the lives of Elizabeth Eckford, who in 1957 became the first black student to enter a previously all-white high school in the South, and Hazel Massery, the racist white student who became her biggest tormenter. The lessons of the evils inherent in the “us versus them” mentality continue to ring true today during the ongoing battles over Mexican immigration policy and same-sex marriage. While I understand the reasoning behind the UConn Reads selection committee’s choice in “The Great Gatsby,” hopefully one of the above three books (or something similar) can meet the same qualities that made “Half the Sky” such a successful choice last year. In the words of Groucho Marx, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
Associate Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin is a 6thsemester journalism and political science double major. He can be reached at Jesse.Rifkin@UConn.edu.
O say can you see? Beyonce steals the media spotlight
he is the one that everyone loves or loves to hate. It is safe to say that we all heard about her lip-syncing controversy. Just two weeks ago, Beyoncé Knowles beautifully sang the national anthem at the inauguration for President Obama’s second term. As she was Lashay Lawson finishing the song, people Staff Columnist noticed she took an earpiece out of her ear. Not long after, the media went into frenzy. The media gives no sympathy to any celebrity for any reason and Beyoncé is no exception. Are people exposing her flaws because they’re jealous, or did they just want to tell the truth by journalistic standards of what actually happened? What was the purpose of giving this story so much attention? Did people honestly think that this “controversy” would be the start to the end of her career? If so, they are wrong. Very wrong. Even CNN’s Anderson Cooper had something to say about it on Twitter. In Beyoncé’s defense, the silver fox said, “Who cares if @
Beyonce didn’t sing live at Inauguration. She looked and sounded amazing!” And I couldn’t agree more with him. Now for the question we are all asking ourselves: who cares?! According to the media, everyone does. However, at a stressful event like a presidential inauguration, I think it was an appropriate time for Queen Bey, as she is royally called by her fans, to lip-sync. I am not saying that lipsyncing is appropriate for any and every occasion, but when you have millions of people all over the nation and the world watching the historical event, including huge amounts of people watching on television, lip-sync should be used to avoid something that could have potentially lead to a disaster. What if Knowles forgot the words or stumbled on them, or worse, sang to a track of a voice that is not her own? Did people forget how cold it was on January 21? The strong winds might have been a reason why the diva used lipsync. Imagine you’re singing and about to hit a high note. All of a sudden, a big gust of wind comes out of nowhere
and goes down your windpipe. Embarrassing, right? Just put yourself in Beyoncé’s shoes. Imagine the anticipation, the excitement and nervousness of performing in front of millions at one of the most important events in the world. While she may be used to performing, at the end of the day she is still a human being. Beyoncé even mentioned worrying about problems that could happen during “a live television show” outside on a cold day in Washington D.C. At first, Knowles responded creatively. On her Instagram page, the diva posted a picture of her standing in a “Kanye shrug” pose and a sweatshirt that read, “Can I Live?” According to CNN, while preparing for the Super Bowl XLVII at a news conference in New Orleans on Thursday, Knowles did an a cappella rendition of the national anthem, proving that she had no problem singing live. After, she said, “Thank you. Any questions?”, laughing it off yet warning people to not question her ability to sing. Take that, haters. Beyonce told reporters she
had “decided to sing along with my prerecorded track” because she did not have time to rehearse with the U.S. Marine Corps Band and did not have a “proper sound check.” “I did not feel comfortable taking a risk,” Knowles said, adding that it was “a very, very important, emotional show for me. I wanted to make (Obama) and the country proud. I am very proud of my performance.” Beyoncé shouldn’t have to prove herself to anyone. We all know what she is capable of. At this point, it seems safe to assume that 2013 is Knowles’ year. With the inauguration and the Super Bowl halftime performance under her belt, she is preparing for an upcoming album, a documentary on HBO this month, an upcoming cover spread on the March edition of Vogue and a possible upcoming tour. Have I mentioned that she is on the latest GQ magazine cover? Who runs the world? Apparently Beyoncé does. Staff Columnist Lashay Lawson is a 5th-semester journalism and AfricanAmerican studies major. She can be reached atLashay.Lawson@UConn.edu.
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The Winter White Tour takes over Jorgensen of Performing Arts dropping beats as UConn students crowed close to the stage and jammed out to Alesso. The rave like atmosphere shook the theatre as students jumped up and down attempting to dance in really close proximity with one another.
By Loumarie Rodriguez Senior Staff Writer The Winter White Tour went out in a bang this weekend at UConn as Alesso took the stage at Jorgensen and shook the campus with his loud deep bass beats. The theatre was packed with students all dressed in white representing the winter white out, dancing in one large pack as each DJ threw down various beats, dubstep, and waves of constant electronica. Personal space was not an option with students packed in close to one another attempting to get closer to the stage in the rave-like
atmosphere all the while yetis danced in the crowd. Students were already jumping up and down attempting to dance to the beats of UConn’s DJ Manni who played an hour in a half set, followed by Otto Knows. Once Alesso hit the stage, students packed in closer and grew wilder as they jammed out to his music. The music rocked Jorgensen and literally shook the floor as students went crazy each time the music built up and the beat dropped. All the DJ’s were well equipped with intense fog machines and over the top light displays, however Alesso took a step further with
powerful laser lights mixed in with fog that gave the show a cooling effect for the audience. Rainbow colors of laser lights lit up Jorgensen as on stage dancers threw water into the audience and occasionally had a cool down when the fog machines went off. As the epic conclusion of the night was nearing, confetti began to rain down on students who danced out on the floor and large lighted beach balls were tossed around in the mob of an audience. Students screamed out lyrics to Alesso’s songs every time he played a familiar beat and continue to go crazy as
‘Wide variety of work in single space’
On Friday, The Benton Museum of Art opened an exhibition showcasing the work of local artist Garth Evans entitled “Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio.” The exhibit showcases Evans’ work from the 1990s to present, and prominently displays sculptures by the artist. Also on display are various watercolors and paintings by the artist. Evans trained as an artist at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. Upon completing his studies in 1960 Evans began his career as a sculptor and instructor. In 1979 he relocated to the United States eventually settling in New York City. Currently he resides in Woodstock, Conn. where he spends his time working on new pieces of art when not commuting to teach at The New York Studio School. Over the decades Evans’s work has evolved from early pieces such
friends and partying all night long,” said Daryl Phin 8thsemester sociology major. “It was four plus hours so it was intense.” “I thought it was awesome he played all my favorite songs,” said Christal Nworjih 6th-semester biology major. “I definitely lost my mind. It was amazing.” There was also apparel being sold in the lobby of Jorgensen representing the Winter White Tour brand. SUBOG will announce the spring concert performer in the near future.
Breaking tradition in gender roles
By Imaani Cain Campus Correspondent
Photo courtesy of the Benton
Variety of work by artist Garth Evans is currently on display at the Benton. Some of his work includes clay sculptures, watercolor paintings, and many more. Garth’s studio displays his collection of pieces.
By Michael McGuigan Campus Correspondent
Alesso continuously built up the audience’s anticipation of dropping a beat. Sometimes Alesso fooled the audience by building up but only to slow it down as he changed the beat around but then suddenly drop new sounds of electronica and dubstep. SUBOG concerts and NV Concepts presented the all white theme concert allowing students to rave at Jorgensen. Students raved for about four hours since the winter concert started at 8 p.m. and ended a little after 12 leaving many people wiped out. “I thought it was a great experience hanging out with
as “White Sphere” in 1968 and “Mute” from 1994-1995 to pieces such as “Little Dancer No. 48” from 2008. The exhibition was designed by Ally Walton, an assistant curator at the Benton, in conjunction with Evans. The design of the exhibition centers on a raised platform, which showcases examples of Evans’ sculpture. Evans said, “This is an unusual exhibition for me, since I don’t usually exhibit a wide variety of work in a single space,” making the creation of the exhibit a unique challenge for Walton and Evans. According to Walton the majority of works on display are from the 1990s to the present day, and are all drawn from Evans’ personal collection. This period of work showcases Evans’ transition to clay as his primary material while sculpting. The exhibition features works by Evans such as “Little Dancers,” which are small abstract sculptures spread throughout the
exhibit, watercolors, and abstract sculpted faces. Evans said, when asked if he had a purpose in mind for viewers to see while looking at his art, that “You have a complex of purposes in mind. And it is up to the viewer to bring themselves to the work, and see what it means to them and not necessarily what it means to me.” This advice is valuable when interpreting some of Evans’s work due to its highly abstract nature. Walton said that she came at the exhibit from a different perspective front the average viewer since she worked for months with Evans selecting works to exhibit. One of the things that she noted that appeared through most of the works was the materiality of the works. “Garth Evans: Selections from the Studio” is currently housed in The Evelyn Simon Gilman Gallery at the Benton and will be on display from Feb. 2 to April 28 , 2013.
The Rainbow Cinema recently showed a subtitled movie entitled “Aimee & Jaguar” depicting a whirlwind World War II romance between two women. One of them is Felice Schragenheim, a clever undercover journalist who changed her name in order to remain in Berlin, even as Jews such as herself were being hunted, and Lilly Wust, the romanceobsessed wife of a Nazi officer. The film chronicles Felice and Lilly’s relationship, and how it plays out despite the war going on, and the two women’s vastly dissimilar personalities. Felice is much more of a free spirit, and bounces from Ilse (Lilly’s housekeeper, whose family has communist ties and is hiding Felice from the Gestapo—although they throw her out once they realize Felice is a lesbian) to Lilly throughout the movie. Lilly, on the other hand, is desperate for the affection she does not get, which is a direct consequence from her husband’s affairs and habit of fighting on the front line. However, Lilly occasionally feels lonely when Felice leaves her for days at a time; she has no idea that Felice, is, in fact, Jewish and trying to arrange for herself and her friends to leave the country. The movie also deals with traditional gender roles and sexism in the 1940s. Gunther tells Lilly (after being seen kissing Ilse after the New Year’s Eve party) that she “can’t possibly imagine the temptation…men are more susceptible to desire than women…It doesn’t mean anything, but I can’t stop.” This
Rainbow Center hosted a movie screening of ‘Aimee and Jaguar’
correlates with the viewpoint that women somehow did not have affairs or feel lust quite as keenly as their male counterparts (or at all), although Lilly proceeds to have a much more intense sexual relationship with Felice than she ever did with Gunther. When she has sex with Gunther, she stares at him flatly and moves almost mechanically. With Felice, she cannot stop shaking and neither can her partner, to which Felice says jokingly “It’s a trembling contest!” The employees of the Rainbow Center held a discussion after the film, where they concentrated on particular parts of the movie. The events behind Felice’s betrayal were left ambiguous; it was never clear who told the Gestapo— was it Lilly’s mother, who watched them with a sour expression? Was it Gunther, Lilly’s ex-husband, who was bitter from the divorce Lilly had insisted upon? Was it
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Do you ever wish you could do a little more, like trying to get your name out there or helping contribute to better your society? What if I told you that you can do all that during your morning exercise? This is easily made possible with the new app, “Charity Miles.” “Charity Miles” is a free vehicle used to promote specific charities while simultaneously raising money for them in a fun and unique way. On top of that, it is downloadable on any iPhone or Android device. After the initial download, merely choose a charity then start your daily exercise routine. “Charity Miles” measures your distance and will give money accordingly—for every mile biked it will donate 10 cents, and it will donate 25 cents for every mile walked or ran. The app takes its money from a corporate sponsored pool of $1,000,000, and as the user base continues to grows, so will the financial pool. In addition, so will the eclectic selection of charities! Users can support any charity, varying from Autism Speaks to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to Feeding America to Wounded Warrier Project to the Nature Conservancy Organization. While running, your phone’s screen will show your mileage, time and the estimated impact you are making with your run, which helps put your achievements in perspective. For example, Nature Conservancy’s charity screen could show you how many breaths of fresh air you are saving. When you are finished with each round of working out, you are required to post your triumphs online via Facebook, aimed to promote the charity you worked for. However, many find this a bad feature because they don’t want that information on their private profile, regardless of the help and buzz it could be creating. In addition, another downside of the app is that it uses your phone’s GPS system, which works your phone to the point where the battery drains too quickly. But despite the app’s few downfalls, I’d like to think they are worth putting up with for the good cause they are serving. If you are ever interested in adding a beneficial twist to your daily workout, “Charity Miles” is highly recommended. If you think running makes you feel good, imagine how much better you will feel knowing you made a difference with each mile. For more information on “Charity Miles”, visit http:// www.charitymiles.org.
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‘30 Rock’ is finally wrapping up its seven season run with an emotional and almost tearful ending. The cast delivered an amazing last performance in the finale. ‘30 Rock’ has won Primetime’s Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series.
By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent For fans of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock,” the inevitable ending of the show proves to be a bittersweet moment. On the one hand, longtime fans will be saddened by the ending of a brilliant sitcom, but on the other it’s a both a surprise and a blessing that the show has been kept on the air as long as it has. Despite the astoundingly low ratings of “30 Rock,” NBC still awarded this masterful program six full seasons as well as an abbreviated seventh. Despite the poor commercial reception of the show, critically the program has proved a darling for the network, winning the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row perhaps stands as the shows crowning achievement. One can only hope that the show’s small but incredibly dedicated fan base will expand with the passage of time as more are exposed to the antics of Liz Lemon via syndicated reruns and online video steaming services. And how was the final hour
long show itself? In a word, payback from years of ragging spectacular. on Lutz. Besides providing fans with a Jenna meanwhile fails to realwell deserved and, as expected, ize her total and utter uselessincredibly funny conclusion, ness but at least finds a real “30 Rock’s” finale manages to emotion at last when her mirror draw an actual emotion and per- is taken from her. haps a tear or two from its audiTracy, in an attempt to receive ence for the very first time on $30 million due to a contract more than one occasion. clause, wrecks as much havoc as Jack Donaghy, finally achieves usual before he and Liz have a his goal of becoming heart to heart, fittingly one of the world’s inside a strip club. 30 Rock greatest CEOs only While the entire 7th NBC to find himself season has featured Thursday 8 p.m. unfulfilled. Liz is encore appearances unsure of what path from favorite recurto take now that ring guest stars, the TGS is over, espefinale itself featured a cially since Jack is who’s who of surprise now going back on appearances including all his past several years of advice, Salma Hayek, Julianne Moore, which Liz points out makes him Conan O’Brien, and Al Roker nothing more than “an alcoholic among many others. with an amazing voice.” The entire cast delivers an New NBC President Kenneth amazing performance in the is no help after rejecting a new finale, mixing the shows characshow pitch from Liz for using teristic one liners with a twinge descriptive no-no words includ- of emotion, in particular Alec ing “woman” and “quality.” Baldwin whose performance as Pete is on the verge of finally Jack in the episode is absolutely leaving his depressed life of Emmy deserving. wife and kids, while the writing The jokes in the finale flowed staff of TGS is finally getting plenty and often, as they have
for seven years, and without a single hitch during the episode to boot. In summary - brilliant. “30 Rock” was a show whose commercial failure is sometimes blamed on the thought that the idea is too smart, too quick, and too witty for most average americans to stay invested in. To be honest, the same has been said about “The Simpsons” and “Arrested Development”, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past decade, ever since her famous stint as co host of Weekend Update on SNL began, “30 Rock” star and creator Tina Fey has established herself as one of the premier comedic minds of her generation. While no one knows if the future will hold a comparable degree of wild success for Fey, one thing is for certain: “30 Rock” will serve as the standard upon which other comedy programs should be judged. Tina Fey has easily created one of the funniest television sitcoms in history. Period. Oh and as you might have guessed, Kenneth is indeed immortal.
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What I’m Watching Star Trek the Next Generation Underrated: Netflix “Star Trek Into Darkness” hype made my inner Gene Rodenberry fan need a fix. Going a step past Kirk and the gang, I decided to Netflix “Star Trek the Next Generation.” While there are a few elements that date the show considerably, “TNG” holds up in 2013. The show tackles some serious science fiction plotlines. In the pilot episode Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and his crew face an alien known only as “Q” who has all of the powers of a god but none of the benevolence. It sets the tone of the show as “humanity versus the universe.” It tries to showcase Rodenberry’s vision of what humanity can be when everyone is working at their best. If you want to have a good geek-out, TNG is for you. -Tyler McCarthy
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HBO’s ‘Girls’ continues with its offbeat humor and the realistic portrayal of twenty something life in the big apple. Within its first season ‘Girls’ gained a devoted following and two Golden Globes.
By Katie McWilliams Staff Writer Much like a good piece of sushi, HBO’s “Girls” is an acquired taste but never fails to disappoint. The show features offbeat humor, realistic portrayals of twenty-something life in New York City and the complex and relatable situations the main characters often find themselves in. Writer and creator Lena Dunham’s frankness concerning sex and drugs have shocked many viewers, but those who stick through the realistic portrayal of young adult culture have been rewarded with a stellar beginning to the second season. The first season, only ten episodes and only five
hours long in total, earned itself She seems to have everything a devoted following and two together when the season Golden Globes, which set a high opens, living with Elijiah, her standard for the second season. ex-boyfriend, and has patched However, Dunham and her team up her argument with her best avoided the sophomore slump friend Marnie. But Hannah still thus far and have produced four lacks a job and any direction episodes of noteworin anything that thy caliber. she does. Hannah Girls The season opened has come far from HBO with Hannah trapped the beginning of Sundays 9:30 p.m. in a toxic relationship, the series, as she’s taking care of invalid more indepenAdam after the dradent and grown up matic events of the than ever, but then season finale where something happens his leg was broken. in each episode He’s obviously still hung up that reminds viewers why the on her and we quickly find out show is called “Girls” and not Hannah has moved on to Donald “Women.” Glover’s character, Sandy. If In the reverse, Shoshanna, this season had a title, it would with the help of new boyfriend be “Hannah on the Verge.” Ray, has become a little more
womanly after the “21-year-old virgin” debacle of season one. Shoshanna is still ridiculously annoying in a very “middle school girl” kind of way, but at least this season her innocence and idiocy is hysterically funny. Jessa is, as usual, enjoying her life to the fullest, and is especially making the most of her married life with her husband Thomas John. Marnie is the most disappointing character this season; after a series of mishaps, she seems to give up on everything she’s ever stood for and becomes a hostess at an upscale club. In terms of plot, each of the four episodes has been original and quirky, per expectation. The comical
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It seems like a lot of great special events have been happening in Late Night TV lately. Last week I spent some time discussing Matt Damon’s hilarious takeover of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!.’ Appropriately titled “Jimmy Kimmel Sucks!”, the program was such a success that ABC elected to re-broadcast it in prime time this past Tuesday. Just over a week later, over on TBS, Conan O’Brien pulled out a special episode of his show as well. “CONAN” aired a special program titled “Occupy Conan” this past Thursday evening to much fanfare thanks to Conan’s constant plugging of the special on his show every night. “Occupy Conan” was an attempt to air an episode of “CONAN” that was entirely recreated by using fan submitted footage, the first such attempt by any late night talk show. The concept of re-creating an episode that has been previously broadcast is not entirely new to O’Brien who has previously presented an episode of his old show “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” re-animated in stop motion on NBC ages ago. For weeks Conan invited fans to submit clips of themselves re enacting the entirety, or parts of a particular episode of “CONAN” (the episode in choice aired last fall and featured a cameo by Will Ferrell in character as Ron Burgundy and guest Anne Hathaway busting out a rap on the spot). The hundreds of submissions were then compiled together splicing bits and pieces from each to form the 40+ min. program. The range of interpretations was quite colorful, with some users submissions ranging from attempts to faithfully recreate “CONAN’s” set to average joes filming themselves in basements. Works using animation, stop motion, puppetry, and even popsicle sticks were also included in the episode. Even a few celebrities got in on the act with submissions from Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Nick Offerman all featured in the show. The show was humorously bookend by the real O’Brien and turned out to be a very interesting and somewhat funny watch. As a special treat, O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter live blogged during the program on the official teamcoco app. In the ever increasingly crowded late night tv space, it is incredibly refreshing to see unique and original ideas thrown into the ring from the likes of Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien. While the latter has been riding a wave of support and increased viewership as of late, “Occupy Conan” should stand as a reminder to fans the Conan remains just as funny on TBS as ever and his show absolutely deserves some attention too. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can check out “Occupy Conan” online at teamcoco. com.
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Artists’ spat over Putin joins a Russian tradition Argentine music troupes
MOSCOW (AP) — When famed viola player Yuri Bashmet declared that he “adored” President Vladimir Putin, he stirred little controversy in a country where classical musicians have often curried favor with the political elite. But political drama spilled into the orchestra pit last month when Bashmet refused to condemn a new law prohibiting Americans from adopting Russian children, and in response the beloved singer Sergei Nikitin canceled his appearance at a concert celebrating the violist’s 60th birthday. The spat joins a long Russian tradition of artists who have jumped — or been dragged — into the political fray. From composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who lived in fear of arrest under dictator Josef Stalin, to the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who returned to a liberalizing Soviet Union in 1991 and took up arms to defy Communist hardliners, Russian musicians and other artists have had a habit of becoming politicized figures. At the core of the argument today is a question about what an artist’s role should be in Putin’s Russia: Attracting generous state funding for bigger and better artistic projects? Or challenging the political system in a way most ordinary citizens cannot afford to do? Some of Russia’s cultural figures brought their star power to the anti-Putin rallies that rocked Moscow last winter. Others were recruited to back up Putin as he ran for a third term as Russia’s president. As the expression goes: “A poet in Russia is always more than a poet.” Actor and theater director Yevgeny Mironov appeared in a pro-Putin campaign ad in which he gave heartfelt thanks to Putin for keeping Russia — and his Moscow theater — afloat. Some of his fellow actors loudly refused. Actress Chulpan Khamatova, who depends on government support for charity work for children, filmed a similar proPutin ad, but the delivery was
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Members of the murga “Los amantes de La Boca” rehearse before participating in carnival celebrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
People carry posters of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest rally in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Some thousands of people are gathering in central Moscow for a protest against Russia’s new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
tortured, as if she were speaking under duress. And she was one of the many cultural figures who signed a petition condemning the adoption bill. The ban, which went into effect Jan. 1, proved controversial even among many Putin loyalists in the intelligentsia, who see the Kremlin as playing politics at the expense of Russia’s orphans. Tens of thousands of people took part in a Jan. 13 protest march through Moscow, one of the largest antiPutin demonstrations the city had seen in many months. The adoption ban was in response to the Magnitsky Act, a U.S. law that imposes sanctions on Russians accused of involvement in the prison death of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and other rights abuses. Yuri Norshteyn, Russia’s most beloved animator, took Putin to task over Magnitsky during an awards ceremony on Jan. 19. Norshteyn noted that Putin had
attributed Magnitsky’s death to heart failure, but said that in fact the lawyer had died because of “a failure of Putin’s heart.” The audience erupted with cheers and applause. Discontent over the adoption ban entered the classical music world at a news conference Bashmet gave ahead of his birthday jubilee concert on Jan. 24. The floppy-haired violist, who is the conductor of two Moscow orchestras and a famed soloist in his own right, gave an equivocal answer when asked about his stance on the adoption ban, refusing to condemn the law in its entirety. In an interview with The Associated Press on Jan. 27, Bashmet said he didn’t think the fate of children should be decided by anti-American legislation, but he asserted that the adoption ban would end up helping Russia’s orphans by raising awareness within the country about the tens of thousands of children in need of families.
“There are things that need to be decided within the country, and it’s good that this question has been raised in such a controversial way, so that now the president has decreed that it will be at the center of attention,” Bashmet told the AP. “Our government is now responding to this, to the betterment of these children.” That stance didn’t sit well with Nikitin, a bard in the Russian folk tradition. He said that it didn’t bother him if “Bashmet adores the president,” but his ambiguous justification of the adoption ban took things too far. “This (the adoption issue) doesn’t have anything to do with politics,” Nikitin said. “It’s about being humane, being humanitarian, about morality.” Bashmet may be an extreme example of an artist showing affection for Putin, but classical musicians have rarely been immune to politics.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s carnival celebrations may not be as well-known as the ones in neighboring Uruguay and Brazil, but residents of the nation’s capital are equally passionate about their “murgas,” or traditional musical troupes. The more than 100 murgas in Buenos Aires launched their annual festivities over the weekend in a last blowout before the start of the somber Christian season of Lent. In some cases, carnival is also an excuse to celebrate a murga troupe’s favorite soccer team. In the working class neigh-
borhood of La Boca, Susan Martinez was doing just that, patiently sewing sequins onto the costumes her children would wear with their neighborhood’s murga, “Los amantes de La Boca,” or “The Lovers of La Boca.” The name referred both to the neighborhood and the soccer team Boca Juniors, among the most popular in Argentina and the world. For Martinez and others in the neighborhood, the Buenos Aires carnival is “all heart and pure passion,” and the murgas are a focus of the festivities.
Film focuses on sexism » GENDER ROLES, page 5 Felice’s boss at the newspaper? Chris Richard, a 6thsemester and employee of the Rainbow Center, mentioned that Gunther was the embodiment of “the typical dominant masculine mindset” which
demands that the female sexuality isn’t as broad or developed as the male’s and so, is therefore much less important. The Rainbow Center shows a film that covers LGBT and/ or gender-related issues every
Realistic portrayal of young culture » OFF BEAT-HUMOR, page 6 and depressing situations the characters find themselves in are both unexpected and real. The dynamic of the show hasn’t changed a bit with rapid-fire dialogue and subtle pop culture references. Despite the show’s stellar return to prime time, I wouldn’t advise people to tune
in right away. Take the time to watch the five hour long first season, because the past four episodes will make little sense, or at least not be nearly as beautiful, without the context provided from the last season.
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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Fuzzy and Sleepy by Matt Silber
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Side of Rice by Lauren Rice
Somebody call 9-1-1! UConn emergency response was on the scene Sunday evening in Storrs Center right outside of Mooyah.
CAPTION CONTEST WINNING CAPTIONS! 1st Place: “Let’s just say that the squirrels outside of my class are getting pretty territorial .” - Paul Wildenhain
Vegetables & Fruit! by Tom Bachant and Gavin Palmer
2nd Place: Just got through the emotional roller coaster of watching a UConn game!! - Sagar Rana
Horoscopes To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
by Brian Ingmanson
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- You can start enjoying yourself around now; the odds are in your favor. Check out an interesting suggestion. Listen to your family. No need to decide yet. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is an 8 -- A little effort restores harmony. A female soothes ruffled tempers. A balanced checkbook is only part of it. Make love and romance a priority. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re really learning now. Consult with your team. Send off the paperwork for a raise in funding. Saving resources can be easy. Play with friends. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- If you can put up with an offensive tone, you can do well. You’re full of ideas for making money. Only use what you have, and keep your eye on the ball. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- The shyness is only temporary. You’re a true leader now, with increasing influence. Trust your intuition to solve any puzzles along the way. You know what to do. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -Your best move could be a well-thought-out surprise. Just say what’s on your mind. You’re wiser than you may realize. Big stories are proof of that. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You’re sociable today and tomorrow, which plays to your advantage. Friends help you open new doors and discover new treasures. You level up. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- You’re being tested, but there’s no need to worry. Follow your heart. You’ll do fine. Friends and finances don’t mix well for now. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Relationships may require patience right now. Focus on what you have rather than on what you’re missing. Don’t worry. Be open to happy surprises. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- You can make it happen as long as you stay strong and avoid the usual distractions. Be open to new ideas, and be willing to reinvent yourself. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- Create new opportunities with your team for the next couple of days. If you don’t have a team, join one, or invent one. Focus on abundance. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Hit the ground running to tackle projects as they come to you. There’s no time for distractions since there’s more work coming in. Allow for different points of view.
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Super Bowl XLVIII heads to New Jersey
By Matt Stypulkoski Staff Writer
Super Bowl XVII is over, so why not start looking ahead to Super Bowl XVIII. Super Bowl. Tri-state area. I love it. Even though players and experts and analysts have come out over the past few years to criticize the NFL’s decision to bring next year’s Super Bowl to East Rutherford, N.J., I could not be more excited about the league’s biggest game being played outdoors in the cold. All season long, teams in New England, the MidAtlantic and Great Lakes regions play games in the cold. They build their teams – personnel, game plans – around the fact that they’ll be playing in chilly weather.
Why do you think so many of those teams are described as “ground-and-pound” squads? It’s because they play outdoors in the winter, and that’s what will work best at their own home field. But inevitably, every year, the Super Bowl is played in our country’s warm climates, or at least indoors. Cold-weather teams see their advantage ripped away in the biggest game of the year. But next year, those teams will actually get to take advantage of their edge. Now maybe that isn’t fair to warm weather teams, but hey, we’ve been giving them the edge for the past few decades. It’s time to mix it up. In my opinion, from here on out the game should be alternated between cold and
warm-weather sites in order to keep some sense of fairness from year to year. One year, cold-weather teams have the edge. The next, warm-weather teams have an added advantage. Seems fair to me. Maybe it won’t always work out, and we’ll have two run-and-gun teams playing in the cold, or two ground-andpound teams in the warmth, but at least it’ll come down to the luck of the draw instead of one style of play always having the advantage. Oh, and if a few Super Bowls happens to be played just 40 minutes from my New Jersey home, well then that’d just be a nice bonus, now wouldn’t it?
In this Dec. 30, 2012, file photo, New York Giants fans cheer during the second half of an NFL football game against the the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J, just over a year before the New York area hosts the Super Bowl.
Women's hockey raises thousands for charity By Scott Carroll Campus Correspondent
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UConn defensman Cassandra Opela battles for the puck in a recent game at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum. The Huskies lost both games to Provicence this weeked.
UConn women’s hockey might not have received the results they would have wanted on the scoreboard, losing to Providence in back-to-back games, but this weekend was less about the scores and more about making a difference. Friday night’s Skating Strides game was a part of the Huskies continuous efforts to raise money for the Friends of Mel Foundation, a foundation started in the memory of Mel Simmons who passed away due to breast cancer nearly five years ago. UConn wore pink uniforms to spread breast cancer awareness and also sold game worn pink jerseys to raise money for the cause of the foundation.
“We should always know that “Stormed the Dorms” in an effort we need to give back and I think to raise money for the foundation, it’s a great charity,” said head in which they went door to door coach Heather Linstad. “Also I in UConn’s many residence halls. think that it helps take shy kids Coach Linstad feels that this is and improve their a very important opporconfidence and tunity, especially for her what they should younger players. be trying to estab“It’s no different than lish in life. So, the way I coach,” said Skating Strides to Linstad. “I’m trying to me is a life skills help these kids get more thing and hopeout of what they think fully they take they can do”. with it what it is”. The UConn Women’s Notebook Along with Hockey team was able to jersey sales, raise $15,000 prior to the the Huskies held their second Skating Strides game, which they annual clinic for 130 lucky kids presented to the Friends of Mel that allowed them to have two Foundation prior to Friday night’s ice sessions on the Freitas Forum game. UConn has led the Hockey and run around on the turf of the East in donations the past seven Shenkman Training Center. years with over $50,000 in donaMembers of the team also tions prior to Friday’s game.
“We started off not really knowing what we were doing and we still led the league,” said coach Linstad. “I’ve tried to keep implementing different opportunities for the girls to raise the money, get them out in the community, and continue to give back. Who know what will happen next year”. If you would like to learn more about the Friends of Mel Foundation or would like to make a donation more information can be found at www.FriendsOfMel. org . The UConn Huskies will be back in action next Saturday against the Northeastern Huskies at 1 p.m. at the Mark Edward Freitas Forum.
Bourque scores lone goal in Bruins' win over Leafs TORONTO (AP) — Chris Bourque had gone so long without a goal, he almost forgot what it felt like. Bourque, the son of former Bruins icon Ray Bourque, scored his first goal with Boston in a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. The 5-foot-8 Bourque crashed the net to stuff in a nifty angled pass from behind the net from Chris Kelly at 8:54. Bourque's only other NHL goal was scored in December 2008 when he played for the Washington Capitals. "I kind of blacked out I was so excited," Bourque said. "I don't think I've scored an NHL goal in four years." The Bourques are the fifth father-son combination to play for the Bruins. Chris led the AHL in scoring in 2011-12 with 92 points for Hershey. Brother Ryan is currently playing for the Rangers' AHL farm team in Connecticut. Since 2007-08, Chris Bourque has played 13 games for the Capitals, 20 for Pittsburgh, and seven for Boston. "It was nice to see him score that goal," Boston coach Claude
Julien said. "That's what we've been talking about. We know he's very capable of doing those kinds of things. The confidence he had — you could tell he was a different player. It was nice for him to get that monkey of his back and get the winning goal. "I joked around with him before the game and told him that I'd bag skate him if he didn't score." The Bruins threatened throughout the tightly played game, but James Reimer stopped 33 shots from all angles as Boston came at him in waves. "James Reimer gave us a chance," Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. "That's all you can ask of your goaltender. I thought he made some big stops." Toronto turned over the puck too often at the Boston blue line and got bottled up in the neutral ice. "That's the way they play, and they're a good team," Carlyle said. "They did what they had to do to be effective to play a road game and we didn't do enough of the things that we're capable of to establish a strong home game in the 60 minutes."
Huskies struggle in game two on Saturday against RIT from HUSKIES, page 12 The Huskies are 6-2-2 in games when Grogan has been part of the decision. It was another physical game by the Huskies’ skaters, as they blocked 21 total shots. RIT added a late power play goal, but they were unable to get back in the game, sending UConn into Saturday with the momentum, or so they thought. Saturday was a game that UConn will hope to forget very soon. The two teams went into the first intermission tied 0-0, but the Tigers were the benefiters of a lot of bounces and bad breaks for the Huskies. The Tigers scored seven goals in the final 37 minutes of play to pull back level with UConn in the AHA
standings. If there is a positive for the Huskies, it is that their goal came on yet another power play. Jordan Sims scored his seventh of the season just before the second intermission. The Huskies’ power play has improved drastically since the start of the season, and now has a 15 percent conversion rate. UConn will look to bounce back next weekend, when they play a home-and-home series with seventh-place Bentley. The first game is on Friday in Waltham, Mass. at 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s game is in Storrs at 7:05 p.m. Both games will be on WHUS 91. 7 FM.
The Bruins (6-1-1) limited the Leafs to 21 shots and killed off two penalties in the last nine minutes to hang on to beat Toronto (4-4). "We were close, and close isn't good enough," Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf said. "We did a lot of good things but we did a lot of things that we felt we could be better at." This was the first meeting between the teams this season. Boston won all six matchups last season, outscoring the Maple Leafs 36-10. The one-sided series included 7-0 and 8-0 margins. Boston is 24-5-5 in its last 34 games against Toronto and 13-23 in its past 18 visits to Toronto. Tuukka Rask, acquired from Toronto for Andrew Raycroft in 2006, earned the win. "That was our type of hockey defensively, and for the most part offensively, too," Rask said. Phil Kessel came into the game in search of his first goal — and 100th with Toronto — despite leading the Maple Leafs with 33 shots in the seven previous games. He has four assists. Kessel's first drive came midway through the second period and glanced off the crossbar.
A Toronto goal was called off at 11:32 for goalie interference. Rask seemed to come out of his crease and run into Nazem Kadri as he tried to stop Cody Franson's shot from the point. Carlyle was incensed by the call after watching the replay on the big screen. Boston won 17 of 21 faceoffs in the first period. The Bruins had a goal disallowed at 6:30 of the second when the puck appeared to deflect off Seguin's skate past a prone Reimer. The NHL said the referee was in the process of calling the play dead before the puck went in, because of incidental contact between Boston's Brad Marchand and Reimer. Marchand ended up crashing into the end boards on the play and went to the dressing room. He didn't finish the game. Reimer was sharp in the second, when Boston outshot Toronto 12-6. Rask was also up to the task, stopping Kessel from close range with five minutes remaining. The Bruins, killing off a slashing penalty to Seguin, hit the post with the Maple Leafs net empty with a minute remaining.
Toronto Maple Leafs center David Steckel (20) collides with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask as they battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game
Recap: Napier did not miss one shot in OT from BULLS, page 14 beat the UConn defense back and slammed home a ten-point Bulls lead. A minute later, the Huskies had a fast-break chance of their own. Napier and sophomore DeAndre Daniels raced down the floor; Napier baited USF forward Victor Rudd then dished off to Daniels. Rudd was able to make up the ground and cleanly blocked Daniels. Rudd converted on an acrobatic lay-up as he fell down to give the Bulls a game-high 12-point lead. Daniels returned the favor and denied Rudd with just three seconds remaining in the half. Boatright got the rebound and banked in a half-court prayer that he let go at least a second after the buzzer had already sounded. Over the final 9:55 of the first
half, South Florida outscored baskets for the next 16 minutes, UConn 15-5 and held a 27-15 as there were nine ties and seven edge. lead changes in the second half. “We didn’t come out with Napier made a pair of free the attitude we throws to put should have UConn up 51-50 come out with,” with 40 seconds Napier said. remaining. Napier “We did a betand junior Tyler ter job in the Olander then second half in forced a turnover team defense, that resulted in team reboundBoatright making ing, and we just one of two free played so much throws. together in the South Florida second half.” Kevin Ollie called a timeout to U C o n n set up a play. USF proved how UConn head coach guard Anthony scary of a team Collins fooled they could be in the defense with the first three minutes of the a filthy ball-fake and tied the first half. The Huskies opened game with a lay-up. on a 15-2 run and erased the With 11.6 seconds left, 12-point deficit to gain a 30-29 Boatright got the ball to Napier lead. on what was suppose to be an The conference foes traded isolation play. USF was unex-
“He’s not scared to take that big shot in that big moment.”
pectedly in a zone defense so Napier forced an unbalanced three and the Huskies were headed to their second overtime in as many games. Napier would not miss in the extra period. He made all of UConn’s field goals, all threepointers, and scored 11 points to guide the Huskies to their third straight win. Napier finished with 24 points on 7 of 14 field goals including 5 of 10 from three-point land. He also added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals. “He just made remarkable shots,” Ollie said. “He’s not scared to take that big shot in that big moment.” Next up for the Huskies is their final trip to Madison Square Garden this season as they play at St. John’s on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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UConn comes from behind to beat South Flordia By Peter Logue Staff Writer
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UConn guard R.J. Evans fends off a South Florida player in the Huskies dramatic win over the Bulls in overtime at Gampel Pavillion.
The late-game heroics of Shabazz Napier are becoming an increasingly common occurrence for the UConn men’s basketball game, and Sunday afternoon’s victory against USF was no exception. When the dust had cleared from one of their worst halves in recent memory, UConn found themselves trailing 27-15 to the Bulls, who fell to 1-8 in Big East play and 10-11 overall. The Huskies had more turnovers (six) than they did field goals (five) and were shooting a remarkably low 5-27 (.185) from the floor. Ryan Boatright buried a half court heave in the final seconds of the nightmarish half. Fittingly, it was waved off by the refs, and the Huskies left a depleted Gampel Pavilion crowd to go into the locker room where head coach Kevin Ollie was faced with the task of waking his team up. “We didn’t have any effort
or energy,” said junior Tyler Olander of his team’s effort in the first half. “(Coach Ollie) basically said that it was embarrassing the way we were playing. We haven’t played at Gampel in about a month, and to come out in front of our fans and play like that… We are lucky they stayed for the second half.”
“I’m willing to take the big shots, make or miss." Shabazz Napier UConn point guard If any fans had elected to leave at halftime after the lackluster first twenty minutes, they would have missed quite a per-
formance. UConn came storming out of the gates, scoring the first ten points of the half after that and after three and a half minutes and a 15-2 run, they had equalized their first half total in points and taken a 30-29 lead. Neither team was able to break away from the other and after a Napier miss at the buzzer, the game entered overtime, where Napier stole the show. The point guard hit three three-pointers en route to scoring 11 of his game high 24 points in overtime. Behind Napier’s well-timed three-point barrage, the Huskies were able to hold off the Bulls. “Shabazz made some remarkable shots,” said Ollie. “He has that belief in himself and that certainty that when he shoots it, it is going to go in. He is not afraid to miss, and that is a great attribute of him.” “I’m willing to take the big shots, make or miss,” said Napier. “I was lucky to knock them down.” The Huskies were out-
rebounded in the game 43-41, which in itself can be considered a success for UConn, a team that has struggled with their rebounding numbers throughout the season. Never was this more glaringly apparent than last Thursday at Providence, when they were outrebounded 55-24 by the Friars. The Huskies were able to rebound the ball well despite foul trouble by forward Deandre Daniels, who was held to 26 minutes. Napier had eight rebounds, Daniels had six, and three Huskies, Olander, Ryan Boatright, and Omar Calhoun contributed with five apiece. With the comeback win, UConn improved to 15-5 on the season, and 5-3 in conference play. They will next be in action on Wednesday night when they travel to Madison Square Garden to take on St. Johns.
Huskies swept by Friars on Skating Strides weekend
By Joe Crisalli Campus Correspondent
The UConn women’s ice hockey team dropped two consecutive games, 5-0 and 4-3 in overtime, to Providence this past weekend. The Huskies played their first game against Providence on home ice at the Mark Freitas Ice Forum and then traveled to Providence to play their second game of the weekend. The 5-0 shutout loss this past Friday took place in the Huskies annual Skating Strides game. UConn wore pink sweaters to promote breast cancer research and also sold pink jerseys to
fundraise for the Friends of Mel Foundation. “The biggest thing that we’ve done is the clinic that we do on Martin Luther King Jr. day,” head coach Heather Linstad said. “We got about 125-130 kids, and they get two ice sessions on the ice and they get an off ice session at Shenkman, running around on the turf.” UConn raised $15,000 for the foundation this year, and have raised roughly $65,000 since the Skating Strides program began in 2005. “All the money that we raise there, we charge $30 for the day, and the parents love it for the amount of opportunity that they have with the student athletes,”
Linstad said. The Friars got ahead quick on the Huskies as they netted three goals in the first period in their 5-0 win in the first game on Friday. UConn was unable to answer throughout the contest, as Providence was able to take advantage of two more scoring chances. “We didn’t capitalize on the scoring opportunities that we had, and when they had a scoring opportunity they put it in the net,” Linstad said. “Every time they had an opportunity to put the puck away, they did.” The Huskies also had trouble keeping themselves out of the penalty box on the weekend as
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they were penalized for 20 minutes in the two games, with five penalties in each game. Sophomores Rachel Farrel, Kayla Campero, and Sarah MacDonnell netted the three goals for UConn on the weekend; all in the 4-3 OT loss this past Saturday. They also each added an assist in the game. “We want to establish a fanbase, we have to get back to winning,” Linstad said. UConn will face Northeastern on Feb. 9th on home ice at the Mark Freitas Ice Forum in their next contest. LINDSAY COLLIER/The Daily Campus
UConn forward Kayla Campero skates with the puck in a recent game against the Providence Friars. The Huskies wore their pink sweaters for the Skating Strides game.
Agabiti: The different types of people at your Super Bowl party from SUPER, page 12 dictions for everyone’s Super Bowl party. First, “there’s also going to be someone at your Super Bowl Party who says, with three minutes left in the game, “Wait, the head coaches of the Ravens and Niners are brothers? That’s incredible! Why didn’t someone tell me?” Second, “There will be someone at your Super Bowl party who doesn’t know the story of the Manti Te’o hoax. This will take between two and seven hours to explain, and they will still be thoroughly confused.” Then you get to the halftime show. Believe it or not, from 1967 to 1990 just about ever game intermission featured a marching band or a
drill team of some sort. It wasn’t until my birth year of 1991 that a popular band performed when New Kids on the Block were the stars of the show. From that point forward, halftime had ceased to be merely a game intermission and it became a fullfledged concert, which brings the “I watch for the halftime show” crowd. It might sound like I’m whining here, but I’m really not. I wouldn’t have the Super Bowl any other way. When the on-field action grows dull, that’s when I got to momentarily sit back and watch the real game unfold. Follow Dan on Twitter @ DanAgabiti
Celtics top L.A. Clippers 106-104
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics keep rolling without Rajon Rondo. Not even a late comeback by one of the NBA's best teams could keep Boston from beating the Los Angeles Clippers 106-104 on Sunday and improve to 4-0 since a knee injury ended their star point guard's season. "A lot of people say that we don't have a chance to go to the playoffs, we can't do this, we can't do that," starting guard Avery Bradley said. "We know we have each other and we're going to go out there and fight for each other, no matter what, every single night." The Clippers played without their own brilliant point guard. Chris Paul missed his seventh straight game with a bruised right knee cap. But they cut a 98-83 deficit to 103-101 on a 3-pointer by Eric Bledsoe with 56 seconds remaining. Then Bradley drew an offensive foul on Los Angeles' Jamal Crawford with 26 seconds to go.
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What's Next Home game
Men’s Basketball (15-5) Feb. 10 Seton Hall Noon
Feb 13. Syracuse 7 p.m.
Feb. 23 DePaul 8 p.m.
Women’s Basketball (20-1) Tomorrow Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Marquette DePaul Providence 7 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
Feb. 16 Rutgers 4 p.m.
Feb. 18 Baylor 9 p.m.
Men’s Hockey (11-12-3) Feb. 8 Bentley 7:05 p.m.
Feb. 15 Holy Cross 7:05 p.m
Feb. 9 Bentley 7:05 p.m
Feb. 16 Holy Cross 7: 05 p.m.
Feb. 22 Army 7:05 p.m
Women’s Hockey (3-22-3) Feb. 12 Feb. 9 New Northeastern Hampshire 7 p.m. Noon
Feb. 16 Boston College 2 p.m.
Feb. 17 Boston College 2 p.m.
Feb. 23 Boston University 3 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field Mar. 2 IC4A Championships All Day
Women’s Track and Field Feb. 16 BIG EAST Championships Alll Day
Feb. 17 BIG EAST Championships All Day
Men’s Swimming & Diving Feb. 16 UConn Open TBA
Feb. 9 Colgate 1 p.m.
Women’s Swimming & Diving Feb. 9 Colgate 1 p.m.
Feb. 16 UConn Open TBA
Softball Feb. 15 FIU Tournament 11 a.m.
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Stat of the day
The number of three-pointers sophomore Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has made for the women’s basketball team.
» That’s what he said
“The more times you’re in that situation the more confident you become.”
-UConn women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma on playing in close games.
Feb. 21 Cincinnati 7 p.m
Feb. 16 Villanova Noon
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Penguins get 3rd win in a row
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a game of disputed deflections and odd bounces, with the puck behaving more like that oblong ball with the laces more commonly associated with Super Bowl Sunday. The strangest carom of all came on a simple dump-in that hit a stanchion along the glass and went into a net deserted by a befuddled goaltender. The Pittsburgh Penguins weren’t fazed by that bit of misfortune that tied the game in the second period, just as Washington Capitals couldn’t take advantage of the stroke of luck. The third annual Super Bowl warm-up between the Eastern Conference rivals soon turned into a rout, with Chris Kunitz getting a hat trick in the visitors’ 6-3 victory. “I really like our team responding to that bad bounce that happened on the wall,” Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. “Now it’s 2-2 — and our team responded well with the penalty kill and getting some goals.” Kris Letang, Paul Martin and Matt Cooke also scored, Sidney Crosby had three assists, and Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves against his former team for the Penguins, who have won three straight and four of five to lead the Atlantic Division. In a game that reflected both teams’ fortunes so far in the lockout-shortened season, the Penguins had the luxury of spending the postgame talking about who actually should have received credit for their half-dozen goals. Kunitz thought he scored four instead of three, saying he got his stick on the puck to redirect Martin’s shot from the point in the first period. And Cooke was given a redirect goal on a shot from Deryk Engelland that seemed instead to hit Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz. “I didn’t know they took the other one away from me,” Kunitz said. “That’s how it bounces. No one really cares around here. ... We’re worried about the two points.” Then came the bizarre 80-footer from Capitals defenseman John Carlson, an obvious dump-in that Vokoun retreated behind the net to intercept. Vokoun then tripped trying to get back to the crease when he saw the puck take the unexpected change of direction along the glass. Vokoun said he’s allowed a similar goal only once before — about a dozen years ago in Chicago. “I remember that game in Chicago. We lost,” Vokoun said. “This one doesn’t feel as bad.” The Penguins then had to kill off a penalty, but they took the lead for good when Letang and Kunitz beat Braden Holtby glove side 37 seconds apart. Washington coach Adam Oates thought about pulling Holtby at that point but decided against it. Either way, the Capitals were on their heels. “I think the biggest thing is just our mental game right now isn’t strong enough,” Holtby AP said. “We’re playing a good team game. It’s just those little breakdowns, and like myself on that People stand on the field during a power outage in the second half of the NFL’s Super Bowl XLVII between the San third goal.” Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Geno Auriemma
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No. 3 Indiana beats No. 1 Michigan 81-73 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michigan coach John Beilein figures this was a good learning week for his young team. The Wolverines found out what it’s like to be America’s No. 1 team, what it takes to hold that spot and what it’s like to play on college basketball’s center stage as the team to beat. Now, they can start focusing on what it will take to climb back to the top of the college basketball rankings. Cody Zeller had 19 points and 10 rebounds and all five Indiana starters scored in double figures as the third-ranked Hoosiers ended the Wolverines’ one-week reign atop the polls with an 81-73 victory. “That’s a pretty good team we just played. We have to play better,” Beilein said. “It was two good teams playing, somebody was going to win that game. We didn’t. Our kids held their own.” As usual, Trey Burke led the way for Michigan, finished with 25 points and eight assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 18 points. Nobody else had more than 10 on a night the Wolverines (20-2, 7-2 Big Ten), one of America’s best shooting teams, shot just 42.9 percent from the field. The bigger problem was Michigan spent most of the night playing catch-up. It only led once, at 3-2, and it only tied the score twice, at 5-5 and 40-40. So instead of extending their four-game winning streak, the Wolverines fell out of the league lead and almost certainly out of the No. 1 ranking, too. “There were some deja vu moments in that room from the Ohio (State) game,” Beilein said, referring to Michigan’s only other loss. “So now, we learn from it again. ... We’ll grow from it. But we have to get off the deck real quick.” The Hoosiers, thanks to the victory and Kansas’ 85-80 loss to Oklahoma State, are now poised to reclaim the top spot they held for the first seven weeks this season. And if the Hoosiers (20-2, 8-1 Big Ten) keep playing this way, they might even buck the recent trend and hang around for a while. Since Indiana’s loss to Butler on Dec. 15, the No. 1 spot has been held and surrendered by Duke, Louisville and now Michigan. That puts Indiana on top of its game and the Big Ten standings, and in position to rule the college basketball rankings, too. It has won five straight since losing to Wisconsin last month, broke
through a logjam atop the conference standings to take sole possession of the league lead at the midway point and became the first team in school history to beat No. 1-ranked teams at home in back-to-back seasons. “It’s a huge accomplishment,” Oladipo said after hearing the fans chant No. 1 before the game ended. “You know we started there, we had a hard road to get back here.” The re-emergence won’t be official until Monday. But if Indiana does make it back, as expected, it came on a night that the students bounced, cheered, booed, pointed, sang and finally closed out the game by not rushing the court as they had with the Hoosiers’ other two wins over No. 1 teams in Bloomington -- Michigan State in 2001 and Kentucky in 2011. And they did it on a weekend Indiana coach Tom Crean is off to watch his brother-in-law coaches, Jim and Jack Harbaugh, coach against one another in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Players kept their celebration in check, too, though Oladipo did apologize for trying a tomahawk dunk that was ruled to be after the buzzer. Instead, everyone acted as if they expected it. “That’s not what they play for,” Crean explained when asked about returning to No. 1. “I think they truly are learning that those things are nice, but playing to improve, to win games like this, to face some adversity and fight through it, that’s what matters. When we were not No. 1 in December, they heard those things. Were we any worse because we lost by two? We didn’t play very well that day.” Over the last seven days, nobody has played better than the Hoosiers. On Sunday, they survived a slugfest with No. 13 Michigan State and eventually pulled away for a 75-70 win over Crean’s former boss, Tom Izzo. On Wednesday, they handed archrival Purdue its worst home loss ever, 97-60. On Saturday, Crean watched his starting five all reach double figures. Christian Watford posted a double-double, with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Indiana’s defense played well again, too. But the biggest problem was that Michigan spent virtually the entire night trying to play catch-up after Indiana jumped to a 20-7 lead just 5:02 into the game.
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P.11: Penguins get 3rd win in row / P.10: UConn comes from behind to beat South Flordia / P.9: Super Bowl XLVIII heads to New Jersey
Super Bowl fun
Monday, February 4, 2013
BULLS BEATEN BY ‘BAZZ Huskies defeat South Florida 69-64 in OT By Danny Maher Staff Writer
Oh the Super Bowl... For my independent study I had to order this anthology of sports writing and one of the stories in it was a piece by Hunter S. Thompson. The work was cleverly titled “The Kentucky Derby is decadent and depraved” and it appeared in Scanlon’s in 1970. With a title like that, how can one help but give it a read? The work is a gem, and it’s not far off from today’s Super Bowl scene. The basic premise of the piece, which if you can find I highly recommend reading because it’s hysterical, is that Thompson and a painter named Steadman attend the lead up to the Kentucky Derby and then the race itself simply to observe people. You can sum it up with this line from the story: “And unlike most of the others in the press box, we didn’t give hoot in hell what was happening on the track. We had come to watch the real beasts perform.” What ensues is a documentary of how a supposedly proper and orderly affair with rich men well-dressed, and ladies in expensive dresses daintily wearing massive hats, is in all reality a riot. The derby reeks of drunkenness, shouting, racism and enough gambling happening to make a Vegas bookie uncomfortable. Which brings me to yesterday. That was less of a football game and more of a popular culture phenomenon designed to rake in as much cash as humanly possible. Examine the economics of Super Bowl Sunday. The average cost of a ticket to the game was somewhere in the neighborhood of $2,600 and that’s just to put your butt in the seat; that’s not including the inflated cost of a hotel or airfare. Well what about the cost of a commercial during the big game? Oh it’s about $3.75 million, or if that doesn’t impress you then think about it as $125,000 per second. About 100 million people watched last night’s game, too. I can guarantee you that there aren’t 100 million football fans in this country. Most of the people watching this game at a friend’s house or something wouldn’t know a touchdown pass from a field goal and are just in attendance because it’s a social event. Now, I’ve had friends tell me this is a good thing. It’s the one day a year when a wife, girlfriend, sister or any other non-football fan—it could be a male—will watch a football game. How can it be a bad thing? I’ve attended and hosted enough Super Bowl parties in my short 22 years of life to know that if you’re really trying to watch football, it’s a bad thing. It’s a bad thing when people keep blabbing on about how they can’t hear the announcers because others are too loud— trust me, the talking heads won’t be bringing anything insightful to a game. It’s a bad thing when a really sweet and well-meaning person becomes an annoyance by bringing in new plates of nachos every 46 seconds and I end up missing a big throw down the field. Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal nailed it with two pre-
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Sunday’s first half against South Florida was far from super. In fact, it was the worst half of the season as UConn managed just 15 points. Junior Shabazz Napier and sophomore Ryan Boatright combined for 41 points as the Huskies rallied back and eventually defeated the Bulls 69-64 in overtime. This is the second consecutive game Connecticut has won unconventionally in overtime. Last Thursday, the Huskies were out-rebounded by 31 and won 82-79. Sunday, UConn shot just 18 percent in the first half, 30 percent overall. UConn was better, but not great, on the boards. They were still out-rebounded 43-41 by a undersized USF squad and were outscored 30 to 6 in the paint. With the victory, UConn improves to 15-5 and 5-3 in the Big East. South Florida, who reached the round of 32 in last season’s NCAA Tournament, falls to 10-11 and league-worst 1-8 in the conference. USF forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick knocked down a pair of three-pointers to give the Bulls an early 12-7 lead. UConn freshman Leon Tolksdorf, who had just played six minutes in the previous eight games, responded with a three. “Leon has been working his tail off in practice. He deserved some minutes,” head coach Kevin Ollie said. He finished with three points in eight minutes. With four minutes remaining in the half, Tolksdorf air-balled a wide-open three-point attempt that was saved from going out of bounds by freshman Omar Calhoun. Calhoun got the ball back and missed a three from the corner and a long rebound went to USF’s Jawanza Poland, who
UConn guard Shabazz Napier leaps in the air for a layup, as the Huskies defeated South Florida 69-64 in overtime at Gampel Pavillion.
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» WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
UConn weathers the Red Storm to avoid upset By Tyler Morrissey Associate Sports Editor The No. 3 UConn women’s basketball team defeated St. John’s 71-65 on Saturday in New York despite missing one of their best players, center Stefanie Dolson. Dolson missed the first game of her career in a Husky uniform with flu-like symptoms. Her absence on the court was noticeable, as the Huskies ran the risk of falling to St. John’s for the second year in a row during the regular season. It was last season that the Red Storm ended UConn’s 99-game home winning streak. Sophomore forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 19 total points in the game to help lead the Huskies to victory in one of UConn’s closest Big East games of the season. The Huskies found themselves tied 35-35 with the unranked Red Storm at halftime. UConn also found themselves outrebounded
by St. John’s 16-14 in a half where UConn shot 42.9 percent from the field and 21.4 percent from behind the arc. The Huskies also lost sophomore guard Brianna Banks to a right knee injury with 10:02 remaining before halftime. According to Rich Elliott of the Connecticut Post, Banks will undergo an MRI on her knee today and her injury is currently being called a sprain by a UConn spokesperson. Lewis was the only member of the Huskies at the half who had reached double digits in points, but she would add to that point total in a key part of the game in the second half. The game was tied at 57 and with the clock running down, Lewis had a three-point play and then scored four free throws. St. John’s would not go away quietly however, as the Red Storm came within four points of UConn’s lead with 1:37 left to play. With just over a minute left in the game, senior guard Kelly
Faris hit a three pointer to end the St. John’s threat as the Huskies managed to hold on for the victory. Faris was one of UConn’s other top performers of the afternoon as she scored 17 total points and grabbed five rebounds. Faris also went 3-5 from the behind the arc and shot 100 percent from the free throw line. Junior guard Bria Hartley scored 10 points and grabbed two boards respectively. The victory improved the Huskies to an overall record of 20-1 and conference record of 7-1. With the win over St. John’s, UConn remained undefeated on the road with a record of 8-0 in opponents’ arenas. UConn will return home to Gampel Pavilion tomorrow when they take on Marquette. Tip-off between the Huskies and the Golden Eagles is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen live on SNY.
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UConn forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis dribbles the ball in a recent game at the XL Center in Hartford. Lewis scored 19 points on the road on Saturday at St. John’s.
» MEN’S HOCKEY
Huskies split weekend series with RIT By Tim Fontenault Staff Writer
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UConn freshman forward Shawn Pauly skates between two RIT players in a recent game at the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum.
The UConn men’s hockey team was unable to gain any ground in the Atlantic Hockey standings, remaining in eighth place after splitting their weekend series with Rochester Institute of Technology. The weekend started on a high note for the Huskies (1112-3, 8-9-2 AHA), who took the first game of the series 3-1. But RIT responded in a big way on Saturday, defeating UConn 7-1. With eight games remaining before the AHA Tournament, the Huskies are in eighth place in the conference with 18 points, holding a tiebreaker over both RIT and Army.
The teams in the middle of the conference standings will be fighting for valuable points over the next four weeks. Only four points separate the eighth-place Huskies from fourth place, and only five points separate them from second place. The top four teams receive a bye into the quarterfinals of the AHA Tournament. The next four teams will host a lower seed in the first round. Had the Huskies won both games, they would have been tied with Canisius for fifth place. It looked like the Huskies were on their way to a sweep after the first game. UConn used sound defense to grab a 3-1 win. Defenseman Tyler Cooke opened the scoring with the first goal of his career with 36
seconds remaining in the first period. UConn were able to pad their lead with two goals in a 30-second span during the middle of the second period. Trevor Gerling notched his eighth goal of the season on a power play, as the Huskies’ special teams continue to improve. Thirty seconds after Gerling’s goal, which ended up becoming the game-winner, Evan Carriere picked up his third goal of the season, putting the Huskies ahead 3-0. UConn were relentless defensively. Once again, senior goaltender Matt Grogan had a big game, stopping 34 shots en route to his sixth win of the season.
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