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Student dies of stab wounds to neck, body
Underwear Mile brings in total of $7,000 Volume CXX No. 112
By Sandy Mueller Campus Correspondent
UConn Empower’s 2nd annual Underwear Mile raised nearly $7,000 Sunday afternoon for the Amar Jyoti School in Northern India. The event drew hundreds of UConn students in a combination of costumes and underwear to raise money for their summer empowerment projects. “There is a lot of energy behind charity runs. When you get a big group of people that all do the same thing, you’re that much better because of it or you do that much better during the run,” said1st-semester computer science and engineering major, Alex Kennedy Many runners felt that the fact that the event was contributing to a good cause made the run an even more meaningful experience. “I think it really adds to it being such a great cause and I am proud of myself and I got to run around in my boxers,” stated 4th-semester physiology and neurobiology major Ian Sotnek. Despite the chilly temperatures and threatening rain there were still a lot of people that came out to the event. “It went pretty well. I think the weather might have diminished some of the people that might have come out today to support the cause but overall it was a successful event,” Hannah
Suits, UConn Empower’s travel coordinator. Students were unfazed by the inclement weather, Kennedy said. “It was good. It was really well done. I did a run earlier in the year and there wasn’t that many people out and willing to run for it. The turnout for this was fantastic and the staff were pretty much on point. It was cold out so I wish they had a big tent where you could warm up in but it’s not something you can really plan for. Overall, they did really well with it,” stated Kennedy. The run had an environment that was different from most events on campus, Sotnek said. “I thought the atmosphere was generally unique compared to anything else I have ever experienced here so far. I really fed off of that. I think we all appreciated doing something that was so much fun for such a good cause,” said Sotnek. The Underwear Mile aimed to draw students to have fun and be part of a new campus tradition, Suits said. “I think it is something unique. We are really trying to make it a campus tradition that would bring the campus together in a fun way. We just try to do things that people don’t think of,” Suits said.
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UConn students celebrate down Fairfield Way after finishing UConn Empower’s Underwear Mile. The event inspired hundreds of students to strip down to their underwear for charity.
UConn sponsors Fresh Check Day By Marissa Piccolo Staff Writer
UConn held Fresh Check Day — an event that seeks to spread awareness about mental health issues and suicide prevention — in partnership with the Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation on Hillside Drive Saturday as part of Spring Weekend The foundation is a nonprofit that works to prevent
suicide in the college by bringing prevention programming to campuses. “We wanted to create an event that lifts the stigma off of mental heath and encourages al students to talk openly about these issues and to ask for help when they need it,” said the foundation’s Program Coordinator Leah Nelson. Campus departments and student organizations worked
together to put the event on. The fair included raffle prizes, 11 exhibits and expo booths, chair massages, music, free food and giveaways. Booths were sponsored by the Honors Program, Residential Life, UConn Office of Veteran’s Affairs, the Bean Team, Active Minds at UConn, Counseling and Mental Health Services, Wellness and Prevention
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Students tie dye at the “Paint Your Art Out” activity inside a tent staffed by the Bean Team at Fresh Check Day.
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SUBOG holds giant game of knockout UConn falls 190 people short of breaking world record for the largest game of knockout played
By Julia Werth Staff Writer UConn’s attempt to break the world record for the largest game of knockout proved unsuccessful, but that didn’t stop the 381 participants from enjoying the music, free giveaways and publicity from the Guinness Book of World Records videotaping crew. With 381 participants, UConn was 190 people short of breaking the current world record. Despite the failure, Ryan Swick, a 6th semester human development and family studies major and organizer of the event, said he was pleased with the turnout and hopeful that in the future UConn will be able to break the record. “Even though we didn’t break it, it is really fulfilling to see this event happen,” Swick said. “We will look into doing it again next year, maybe on a different weekend so it doesn’t have as many competing events.” Although many of the participants commented on the low turnout, Swick was impressed. “This is so much more than
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Participants warm up in Greer Fieldhouse before entering into a line with 381 other Knockout champion hopefuls.
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By Sten Spinella Staff Writer
Last week, University of Connecticut officially recognized the graduates students unanimous vote to unionize. There are 2,135 graduate assistants at UConn. The decision to unionize means that graduate assistants form the largest union. Now, 85 percent of university employees belong to a union out of all UConn employee groups. The faculty union sports 1,700 members while staff has 1,600. The move was made by the graduate assistants, in agreement with UConn’s governing board, in order to have the ability to negotiate issues such as the work environment, hours, and wages. This agreement (which can be read in full online) stipulates that graduate assistants, who currently work 20 hours per week and make between $20,159 and $23,583 a year, are still not allowed to negotiate “academic decisions” with regards to who teaches what, what they teach, tuition and supplemental fees. After the decision, University Spokesperson Stephanie Reitz released a public statement. “The University has been, and will continue to be, neutral with
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regard to this effort,” Reitz said. “Individual graduate students are free to make their own decisions. The University and its senior administrators will not seek to influence the decision of any GA.” Graduate assistants at UConn organized to construct petitions, which were sent to the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations on Apr. 17. The Board verified the petitions, and the United Auto Workers Union are to represent the now unionized employees. It was resolved that the UConn Board of Trustees will handle negotiations with the
graduate assistants. At this point in time, there are graduate assistant unions at 60 other schools throughout the United States. A study conducted last year and published by Cornell University examined eight separate academic institutions of higher learning – four unionized, four non-unionized. As is stated in the paper: “These findings suggest that potential harm to faculty-student relationships and academic freedom should not continue to serve as bases for the denial of collective bargaining rights to graduate student employees.” Not surprisingly, the study also showed that graduate assistants who hold membership in unions are paid more than those who do not. The study - conducted by Sean E. Rogers, assistant professor of management at New Mexico State University; Adrienne E. Eaton, a professor of labor studies and employment relations at Rutgers University; and Paula B. Voos, a professor of labor studies and employment relations at Rutgers - disproved the hypothesis put forth by graduate assistant unions: that unionizing would harm relationships between graduate assistants and professors. In fact, on average, work relationships between assistant and professor were
seen to be happier and more fulfilling at schools with had graduate assistant unions. Controversy has plagued many attempts at university employee unions. In 2013, New York University graduate assistants voted 620 to 10 to unionize, and they too are represented by the United Automobile Workers. Christy Thornton, a PhD candidate in history at NYU, wrote for Al Jazeera that the triumph of NYU graduate assistants was over a prevailing collegiate system. “This restructuring has brought about many important changes — an enormous expansion in the number of highly paid executive administrators; a greater focus on revenue generation, with some colleges deciding to cut departments like history and English, which are deemed unprofitable; an increasing reliance on part-time adjunct faculty, whose meager pay and lack of benefits have driven some to public assistance; and most important for students and their families, massive increases in tuition and student debt… This victory offers a decisive rebuke to the corporate vision of the university based on rising indebtedness, revenue generation and relentless expansion.” Northwestern University foot-
ball players voted last Friday on whether or not they want to unionize. Proponents of the move say that it could help to improve the conditions of the athletes, who could conceivably look for longterm healthcare, promised scholarships and possible future payment. But not all the players are looking to unionize. Trevor Siemian, quarterback for Northwestern, spoke to The Chicago Tribune about the issue just recently. “We filed for employee cards, but that doesn’t mean a union is the right avenue,” Siemian said. “Especially at Northwestern, where most guys on the team agree we have been treated very, very well. I’m treated here far better than I deserve.” Furthermore, Northwestern University officials and administrators are actively against a players union. Said Northwestern’s vice president for university relations, Alan Cubbage: “While we respect the NLRB (National Labor Review Board) process and the regional director’s opinion, we disagree with it. Northwestern believes strongly that our student-athletes are not employees, but students. Unionization and collective bargaining are not the appropriate methods to address the concerns raised by student-athletes.”
Before anything can happen, though, the NLRB has to decide upon the issue of whether the football players can be considered Northwestern employees. Still, after the vote, some players exhibited positivity. Kain Colter, a player for Northwestern, is widely recognized as the ringleader for this movement. Speaking to The Chicago Tribune, he was optimistic. “We’re one step closer to a world where college athletes are not stuck with sports related medical bills, do not lose their scholarships when they are injured, are not subject to unnecessary brain trauma, and are given better opportunities to complete their degrees,” Colter said. There is also conflict within the state of Connecticut on the issue, although it is outside the confines of UConn. Since 2004, Yale University GAs have been attempting to unionize, but the University does not legally have to recognize them as a union, and they have chosen not to. The concept of unionization is complex, and the process and final decision on the matter can have far reaching ramifications.
of advertising and promoting their event, but it was worth the effort. “She’s the First UConn was responsible for marketing the fundraiser, which was from 4 to 10 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and Mooyah donated a portion of the night’s total earnings to our organization,” Davanzo said. “We raised $50 from that fundraiser alone, which was 10 percent of the earnings. I know groups have raised hundreds of dollars through restaurant fundraisers. As a new club on campus, we were thrilled with the turn-out of the event.” Similarly, other clubs turn to larger national franchises to help fundraise. Amnesty International’s UConn chapter hosted two Krispy Kreme donut sales this year and said that, although they had to go to Mohegan Sun to pick up the donuts, the profit they turned was worth the trip. “We usually bought 75 boxes and usually made approximately $230 in profits after paying back the $225 plus taxes [for] the donut’s cost,” Drew Pett, the club’s involvement chair, said.
According to Pett, Krispy Kreme charges student groups who are fundraising $3 a box for 12 donuts, and the $200 profit makes the fundraising option lucrative for most small clubs. However, other groups turn away from these kinds of fundraising and take on creative projects that provide an experience to UConn students. Emily Januszczyk and Mike Cianci, two fundraising chairs with UConn Empower, said that Empower prefers to provide students with an experience so that students get more for the money they pay. “People like an experience,” Januszczyk said. However, programming large fundraisers like the Underwear Mile or USplash take considerable amounts of planning and coordination. “We’ve been planning since last semester,” Januszcyk said. “We had weekly two hour meetings, a Facebook group where we throw around ideas.” Funding large events for groups like Empower, whose mission is to provide service abroad, can also be difficult to manage. Empower, however,
relies on community sponsorships to provide for the major costs of events. “We had donations, and we have sponsors,” Cianci said. “It wasn’t easy [getting sponsorships]. There’s a sponsorship package, it’s heavy duty.” According to Cianci and Januszcyk, the cost of programming the Underwear Mile was about $1,000. That cost was completely covered by the sponsors and the group undertook no costs of their own. Empower will also be selling t-shirts to help maximize their profits. Januszcyk said that the t-shirts will be most of their profits. They projected that their profit will be about $9,000 to go towards their projects in India and Cameroon. “We made $5,000 last year, and now we’re expecting roughly $9,000 this year. That’s our goal,” Januszcyk said. Additionally, Empower partnered with Ted’s Bar for an after party that will also aid fundraising efforts.
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than the chance to be part of a world record. “I came for the free T-shirt,” Yoon said. “It gets me every time.” Sean Phelan, a 2nd semester finance major said he had no expectation that the world record would be broken. “I just came for the free prizes,” Phelan said. Lucky for Phelan, there were many chances to win free prizes, which ranged from colorful tank tops provided by WHUS, to a $50 gift card to Mooyahs and a flat screen TV provided by SUBOG. “I’m just so happy to see so many people having a good time at an event I organized,” Swick said.
the event. These new rules included an automatic elimination for any participant who shot an air ball–an attempt that doesn’t hit the net, rim, or backboard–as well as no intentional contact with another player’s ball. The game began with cheering and applause from the line that wound around the field house track as 2nd semester psychology major Alex Hu took the first shot. “I feel kind of special to be first,” Hu said. Hu’s friend, Pio Yoon, a 2nd semester political science major, who was second in line, said although he expected more people to turn up, that wasn’t his main concern. “I just want to get Alex out,” Yoon said. “It’s my only goal.” Yoon also said that he was disappointed that the event did not succeed, but it was still worth it to come. “We will still be part of this historic attempt,” Yoon said. Many students, including Yoon, came for other reasons
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strate the danger of tolerance — although students threw more accurately the second time, their bodies were still impaired. Program coordinators warned this effect can convince students they can drink more, although their internal organs are still in danger. “YOUnique,” staffed by SHAPE, allowed students to grab hammers and scales to smash and release stress. Afterward, participants went to the other side of the tent
and were met with SHS. In “Elephant in the Room,” students were asked to write down their secrets. “The main things we want students to leave Fresh Check Day with are more awareness about mental health and the resources available on campus, like Counseling and Mental Health Services,” Nelson said. “We also want students to learn healthy ways of taking care of themselves and to know that they are not alone and that UConn cares
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For student organizations, one of the most challenging aspects of managing a club is maintaining finances. To keep a balanced budget, all student groups turn to fundraising to raise money for their causes, trips and campus efforts. With the growth of businesses in Storrs Center, a common fundraising tactic that student groups use is to partner with franchises. Fast food restaurants such as Mooyah or Wally’s will pair up with organizations and donate a portion of their profits to the group, provided the students provide their own advertising. “We had a Mooyah fundraiser in the beginning of March, and it was the first restaurant to show such willingness to help our club. The managers at Mooyah were extremely helpful with planning the fundraiser and providing She’s the First UConn with great advertising materials, ” Alyssa Davanzo, president of She’s the First’s UConn chapter. Davanzo said her group had to take on the responsibility
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Student dies of stab wounds to neck, body
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl stabbed at her high school on the day of her junior prom died of wounds to her torso and neck, Connecticut’s chief medical examiner said Sunday. The medical examiner’s office ruled that Maren Sanchez’s death was a homicide. A 16-year-old male classmate is charged with murder as a juvenile in the stabbing at Jonathan Law High School in Milford. The attack occurred Friday morning, hours before the school’s prom, and authorities are investigating whether Sanchez was stabbed after turning down the boy’s invitation to the dance. Police haven’t released the suspect’s name, but people who saw him taken into custody identified him as Chris Plaskon, a friend of the victim’s and an athlete described as genial and respectful. Plaskon’s attorney, Richard Meehan, says his client is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation.
Plaskon will not appear at an arraignment scheduled for Monday in New Haven, the attorney said. Meehan has said he expects his client to eventually be charged as an adult and that the suspect’s family is reeling from the attack. “His family is devastated not only for him, but the youngster who was killed. It’s a terrible situation all the way around,” Meehan said. Mark Robinson, a technical education teacher who saw the suspect being taken out of the school in handcuffs, said Plaskon is the third of five brothers and has a good sense of humor. His family has deep roots in the community, Robinson said. “There’s no reason to suspect he would have done this. I think that’s what makes it harder,” Robinson said. Classmate Imani Langston, who saw Plaskon being read his rights and taken away in a police car, said Sanchez and the boy were just friends and had never dated.
Sanchez, a member of the National Honor Society who was active in drama and other school activities, had been focused on prom in the days before her death. She had posted a photograph on Facebook of her blue prom dress and was looking forward to attending with a new boyfriend. Milford Alderwoman Greta Stanford said the school would remain closed Monday. A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday on the school’s football field. Organizers are seeking donations so the junior class can buy a memorial bench in Sanchez’s honor.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — John E. Williams III has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since John Brodie was throwing touchdown passes at Candlestick Park in the 1970s. So he was excited about the prospects of scoring a ticket to make the trip to Seattle in January to watch the rivals battle in the NFC Championship Game. But the Las Vegas man says in a $50 million lawsuit against the NFL that his hopes were dashed by the league and others he accuses of engaging in “economic discrimination” with an illegal ticket policy limit-
ing credit-card sales to selected pro-Seattle markets. His lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas says it was part of an effort to keep 49er fans away and further promote the Seahawks’ boisterous homefield advantage at CenturyLink Field. “They’re always boasting up there about their 12th player and everything else,” Williams told The Associated Press on Friday. “But by allowing the NFL to decide who can or cannot attend the games, you make it an unfair game. Seattle fixed it.” Williams, who works as a
promoter in the entertainment industry, said that because the NFL relies heavily on public subsidies and money from taxpayers to build stadiums. it should not be allowed to deny ticket sales to individuals on the basis they are “not from an area determined by the team — or the NFL — to be fan of that team.” “’The practice of withholding the sale of tickets from the public at large and allowing only credit card holders limited to certain areas is a violation of the Federal Consumer Fraud Act and/or common law,” according
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UConn graduate student union is the right move
ore than a week ago, the UConn administration officially recognized UConn GEU-UAW, or the Graduate Employee Union/United Auto Workers, union, which has become the first union for graduate students in the state, after more than 50 percent of graduate students signed a petition for their incorporation. They follow the precedent set by 60 other institutions in the Unites States, whose grad students have unionized in recent years. With 2,135 members, it is significantly larger than the approximately 1,700-member faculty union or 1,600-member staff union on campus. The move to unionize was supported by many government officials, including the state's lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, treasurer and secretary of the state, state’s Congressional delegation and 70 state legislators. UConn graduate students who hold research or teaching positions work at least twenty hours a week in addition to academic responsibilities and are paid between $20,159 and $23,583. They may opt to purchase health insurance from $200 to $1,622 for the year with the price tag depending on the plan. Many graduate students reported to news sources, from the Hartford Courant to the CT Mirror, dissatisfaction with workplace issues. Due to a strained budget, many report being overworked by professors they assist. Additionally they are frustrated with higher health insurance co-pays and the recent increase of student fees by $300. Considering many graduate students don’t have access to many undergraduate benefits, their frustration is understandable. It is important to note that UConn graduate students will only be able to negotiate their wages, hours, and working conditions with the UConn Board of Trustees. Academic matters such as classes and tuition will not be covered by the union. One of their first concerns that will be negotiated is their placement on the state employee health insurance plan, a primary concern for many graduate students. UConn has been praised for its decision to remain neutral, which became an official decision on April 10, when the Board of Trustees voted to do so. “The University has been, and will continue to be, neutral with regard to this effort,” university spokesperson Stephanie Reitz said. “Individual graduate students are free to make their own decisions. The University and its senior administrators will not seek to influence the decision of any GA." UConn has been favorably compared to the Yale administration, which has continued to not officially recognize a graduate student union over the course of the past two decades.
US must confront its legacy of genocide
n April 23, 2014, Turkey’s prime minister, Tayyip Erdogan, brought his state one small step closer toward officially recognizing the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians under Ottoman rule in 1915. Erdogan’s administration shrinked from admitting that the Ottoman Empire had committed genocide– a term coined by Raphael Lemkin in 1943 to describe what the Ottomans had done to the Armenians–and some Turks still regard the event as Armenian “lies.” However, By Dan Gorry the PM at least Weekly Columnist remarked the “relocation” was “inhumane.” I could not help but wonder that if a moderately oppressive state like Turkey is willing to discuss genocidal crimes it has committed, then surely we in the U.S. can begin to confront our own involvement in mass extermination. In his book, “American Holocaust,” Professor David Stannard delineates how the estimated 100 million Native Americans alive in 1492 were virtually annihilated, mostly by disease, but also substantially by design. Contrary to traditional depictions of Native American civilization, Spanish conquistadores describe the indigenous populations as well-nourished, almost entirely peaceable, egalitarian and even highly democratic. The Spanish invaders also marveled at the native’s intricate roads, buildings and art that they oft-claimed outshone that of their war-torn European homeland. The wondrous civilizations of the New World still came to be obliterated by bur-
geoning European conquest. For the British colonists, who valued land over gold, this need to drive the natives off their land is best exemplified by George Washington, a man the Iroquois dubbed “Conotocaurias” or “Town Destroyer” for his scorchedearth campaign during the 1779 Sullivan Expedition that destroyed at least 40 Iroquois villages. Various other presidents earned the title “Conotocaurias,” including Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, both champions of the Indian Removal process, which Alexis de Tocqueville described as one of history’s gravest crimes. Subsequent atrocities including the massacres at Sand Creek and Wounded Knee were regarded by Teddy Roosevelt as “rightful and beneficial” deeds. Today, there are roughly 5.2 million people of native descent in the U.S., with some 1 million living in troubled reservations such as South Dakota’s Pine Ridge reservation, and the U.S. government continues to avoid acknowledging its genocidal campaign against the indigenous population. Genocidal acts committed by the U.S. are not limited to its borders, however, as was seen in the Philippine-American War. Historian E. San Juan Jr. postulates that 1.4 million Filipinos were killed over the course of the U.S. pacification program. A scorched-earth campaign was employed to corral those men, women and children–who were not outright murdered by US soldiers– into concentration camps called “reconcentrados,” within which Filipino civilians were subsequently tortured, and death rates ran as high as 20 percent. Southeast Asia became the scene of numerous U.S.-facilitated acts of mass murder, particularly with the cooperation of Indonesian President Suharto. Suharto rose to power during the 1965-1966 Indonesian killings, in which anywhere from 500,000 to 3 million people were murdered with weapons, intelligence and supplies provided by
the CIA, as is detailed by individuals such as Mark Aarons, Alex Bellamy, and Bradley Simpson. The U.S. has since provided substantial shipments of military equipment to Indonesia during its genocidal occupation of East Timor, all the while providing diplomatic cover until 1999. Elsewhere, Guatemala’s former dictator Efrain Rios Montt received both material and diplomatic support from the Reagan administration over the course of his systematic genocide of 1,400 Ixil Mayans. In 1988 the U.S. Congress finally ratified the 1948 Genocide Convention, but with the requirement that the U.S. was immune from prosecution for its own acts of genocide. U.S. sanctions against Iraq between 1991 and 2003 prompted U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Baghdad Denis Halliday to resign in 1998 just so he could openly criticize the sanctions as satisfying “the definition of genocide,” a charge verified by UNICEF in 1999 when they found the sanctions had directly resulted in the avoidable death of 500,000 children under the age of five. Even to this very day, U.S taxpayers are unwittingly subsidizing arguably genocidal activities being committed by Indonesia in West Papua and by Israel against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. It is very easy to shame other states for the egregious crimes they may commit against people, but ultimately the more courageous thing is to acknowledge the atrocities committed by our own country. Most importantly, there are no crimes we are more capable of stopping than those we are responsible for perpetrating.
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Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflected in U.S. passports
“I don’t ask the ATM for a receipt because I don’t want to be reminded how much money I’ve spent at the bar.” What happens when two teams that want to lose their first Oozeball game so they can get to the bar face each other? “Get Rich or Die Trying: The story of a young woman who goes to law school. Spoiler alert: she dies trying.” I dislike people who only appreciate Celeron during championships and Spring Weekend. “I wish there was a channel where I could just listen to Shaq and Chuck talk about things that are unimportant while a basketball game is on.” I’m in a staring contest with my thesis. It’s not blinking. But really the amount of mud at Oozeball was pretty absurd. That was a lot of mud.
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ensions from the U.S. IsraeliPalestinian Conflict may be dividing the Executive and Legislative Branch over how place of birth should be listed on U.S. passports when disputed territories are involved. A place of birth is a region that denotes where a child is born into the world. It can determine nationality, citizenship and is a frequentasked By Jesseba Fernando ly question Staff Columnist on all official documents. Recently, in the case Zivotofsky v. Kerry, the question of border determination in disputed regions comes into play. Congress had recently passed a wide-ranging law that President Bush approved regarding many territory dispute issues, including when place of birth is considered. The law stated that children of U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem were to have “Jerusalem, Israel” inscribed on their passports. However, both the previous and current administration fail to acknowledge that law, and are insinuating that the Legislative Branch breached the powers of the Executive Branch. Many Jerusalem born U.S. citizens are challenging this by arguing Congress has
the power to determine where certain territories are located. While Congress may have enumerated powers, those have very little to do with international geography but more with diplomacy. The President is the one with the power in general foreign relations. For example, Congress could declare war on Vietnam; however, this has nothing to do with the geography but with the country’s entity itself. The war wouldn’t necessarily be detained to the territory of Vietnam, but rather where the Vietnamese forces are located. Therefore, Congress doesn’t have a say in foreign affairs such as this. The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs created a volume for consular affairs. Controversial areas are to be labeled by their name for place of birth, but the passport holders are given a choice to either write the disputed territory or the name of the country but not both. In the same manual, those born in Taiwan are given the choice of either having Taiwan or China on their passport but not both. The next section is dedicated to those born in Israel, Jerusalem, and Israeli occupied areas where it states that those born in Jerusalem should only be listed as Jerusalem. This distinction is necessary because while Taiwan may not be officially recognized by the
United States, it is not comparable to Jerusalem, which is currently in the middle of a conflict. Also, having those individuals listed as being born in Jerusalem will only facilitate their passport renewal in the future. Their birth certificate would show a hospital in Jerusalem so, if Jerusalem was to become the territory of one of the regions fighting over their claim, then it would be much easier to accommodate the passport holder. Having someone whose passport only has the name of a country which does not correlate with the hospital listed on their birth certificate will only cause further legal issues. Some may argue that this issue’s controversy is due to recognition of international territories similar to China and Taiwan. For numerous diplomatic reasons, the US does not officially recognize Taiwan as an independent state or country from China. Therefore, when US citizens are born in Taiwan, they have the choice to list Taiwan, or China for place as their place of birth. However, this issue is more about border determination. Considering Israel, Palestine and the West Bank all have a claim on Jerusalem, this is a dispute that needs to be settled by those three. It is not up to the United States to pacify the citizens of the United States
who have children born in a disputed territory. If the United States chooses to acknowledge Jerusalem as the territory of one country, when there are two powers disputing that claim, we are officially taking sides in the conflict. As a military superpower in the world, the United States should be very careful when considering who to ally with and who to increase diplomatic tensions with. Also, as a country that encouraged Palestine and Israel to have peace talks to determine border determination, water rights, security, mutual recognition, settlements and settle many other points of controversy, we should not be so quick to pick sides or play favorites. While one cannot deny that the United States is already deeply imbedded in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is only for the universally acceptable goal of peaceful compromise. Listing those born in Jerusalem as “Israel” or “Jerusalem, Israel” is firing shots at Palestine. The pragmatics behind those actions can hold serious consequences in an international setting.
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The Residence Hall Association’s 2nd annual UConnapalooza got hit by some crippling rain on Saturday. The RHA, as well as East Hall Association and Dining Services, set up their tents as promised, but there were still things missing, including the people. “We hoped to see more people,” Tiffany Cousins, a senior geography and geoscience major, said. “But there’s really nothing we could do about the rain.” According to Cousins, because of the rain, the RHA wasn’t able to set up their promised inflatables including, “an obstacle course, the four man challenge…and a money wind tunnel where students would be able to exchange their ‘money’ for prizes.” Of course, there were plenty of giveaways to be had from the RHA and the Spring Weekend committee, such as drawstring bags, t-shirts and foam husky paws. The RHA was hosting a free tie-dye tent to all students. They even supplied free tank tops, though the smalls and mediums ran out quickly. John Ewen of the RHA said that students were also welcome to bring whatever clothing they want and tie die it if they so choose. The tie-dye tent was probably the most populated tent, though students seemed to follow the lines wherever they went because that usually
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Students sign up for the Fresh Check event, which merged with UConnapalooza as a result of the weather.
meant free things. Of course, it wouldn’t be UConnapalooza without music. Ian Loftis and his sound team started putting together the stage on Friday and had it running by 1:30 p.m. Saturday. “The rain isn’t a problem, just another day at the office,” Loftis said. The sound table, had its own private tent to protect most of the equipment, and everything else was covered with trash
bags. “[Covering the speakers] is important because then water can’t get in and fry the circuitry, but I’ve been doing this since I was 12, so we’ve got this covered,” he said. The stage was set up in the big brick circle by the bus stop where Fairfield Way meets Hillside Road. Several inflatable tents set up by the Fresh Check Day group were set up on Hillside Road between
Food truck festival draws in students despite poor weather
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A student receives calamari from the Codsquad Truck at the Food Truck Festival.
By Emily Lewson Staff Writer Kicking off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, Food Trucks opened their windows to long lines of students as part of Spring Weekend 2014. Trucks offered foods ranging from fried dough to seafood. As the seemingly endless lines of students piled up to the windows, the food went quickly. The Codsquad Truck, also known as Captain Marden’s Seafood Truck, returned from last year’s Spring Weekend. It’s lighthouse and boat detailing was eye-catching. Its lines moved the fastest, and its warm calamari and clam chowder was a delight on the cold, rainy evening. “Their clam chowder has an amazing viscosity; I don’t eat it a lot but it’s the best I’ve had,” Kriten Colberg, an 8th semester biomedical engineering student said. “The calamari was a little squirmy but still awesome.” Colberg was right. The calamari seemed to be a little under fried, making it “squirmy”, but it was warm and tasted good. Another hit was Eddie’s BBQ. Also a returner from last year, this truck is centered in Narragansett, R.I., often selling
food to seashore-goers. It served up pulled pork sliders to UConn students. “It had delicious pulled pork, coleslaw, and cheese, all on a potato roll,” Laura Auerio, a 6th semester Spanish major said. “The sandwiches were small and neat for a pulled pork sandwich; I only wish I got two more!” Auerio’s complaint was common among students. The dining halls’ endless food quantities were not a feature of SUBOG’s event; the portions were small. Nevertheless, many decided the long lines were worth it for a small sampling. As a post-dinner treat, many visited the fried dough station. Offering simple fried dough and snocones, this truck did not offer anything special; its niche was in the classics. “I love fair food,” Auerio said. “You just can’t beat it. I only wish they handed me a corn dog alongside my fried dough!” While Auerio might have wanted more, the fried dough was delicious. It wasn’t too greasy, but had enough grease that you trusted it was a dessert. The topping shakers were a little difficult to handle (powder sugar likes to get all over the eaters and not the dough). But once the toppings met the dough, only smiles
appeared. On the other side of the same station, snocones were being handed out. “Those snocones were a backdoor business,” Josh Kelman, a 6th semester actuarial science major said. “But it reminded me of summers as a kid; I’m so ready for summer!” Kelman’s mouth was still a deep blue color from his treat. It was undoubtedly reminiscent of younger years. While the food was enjoyed, the night had a few disappointments. “Last year, the cupcake truck ran out of treats so early, and their flavors sounded so good!” Auerio said. “I was so excited this year, but it was cold and rainy and they were late, so we left.” In similar vain, Kelman vented his frustrations. “I was told there was going to be gourmet grilled cheese, but there’s only long lines for a bunch of other things. Not grilled cheese,” Kelman said. Despite the frustrations of the students, the food that was there was a delight. In an orderly fashion, UConn lined up and down the roads to get a taste.
Gampel Pavilion and the Student Recreation Facility. Fresh Check Day is a group dedicated to mental health awareness and coping strategies for college students and was started by Marisa Ciarnella-Porco after losing her son Jordan three years ago. “We’re were thinking about a way to communicate for students to take care of themselves and take care of each other and that the university
cares about you,” CiarnelloPorco said. Ciarnello-Porco said that the rain actually did not affect their event. Their very unique inflatable tents are what she calls their “signature look.” The tents were probably what attracted most of the students to the other tents on Fairfield Way.
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still had the opportunity to respond to their government. For instance, if the people no longer wanted to be at war, then they simply did not go to the battlefield. While clearly this is a problem if not everyone is involved, it granted the people power over their officials through militaristic creativity. “Today, the ability of the people to rise over our government has been essentially lost,” Gordon said. “Every person has been taught that they are essentially replaceable and dispensable. We need new types of creativity to overcome this and distinctly display the will of the people.” Considering Gordon’s discussion of politics and Americans today, political science professor Michael Morrell furthered the idea with historical evidence and current statistics. By relating the history of the Greek’s “polis,” Morrell pointed out that politics were the center of society. But as Hobbes and Locke suggested, we only have politics because we have problems. “In an expansive sense, people don’t like politics,” Morrell said. “They only see gridlock, an inability to compromise, liars, and at the worst of it, repression and a willingness to go to war.” The reason there is what Morrell calls, “a negative aspect regard for political life,” is what motivates people. According to statistics, Morrell said that anger and frustration were greater motivators than any other emotions. Throughout the years, ugly emotions have always accompanied politics and caused a dislike for them by most people. As a whole, the roundtable discussion highlighted the importance of activity within the political sphere in order to promote social change. The professors came prepared and offered an interesting dialogue with one another.
Humanities Institute’s series on war comes to an end On the final day of the Humanities Institute’s “A Week in the Humanities: War and its Meanings,” a group of political science professors discussed “The Value of Political Life and Activity.” The morning’s events were moderated by political science professor Jeff Dudas and included ideas from Jane Gordon, Fred Lee, Zehra Arat and Michael Morrell. All panelists had intriguing ideas that demonstrated the need for activity in political spheres, irrelevant of how one defines that term “Politics are a less violent version of war,” Dudas said. “Political agendas and war are constantly overlapping, and today we will hear what truly constitutes the similarities and differences between.” Following Dudas, Jane Gordon began the morning’s discussion by detailing “Political Nutrition.” In the same way that nutrition has carbohydrates, proteins and sugars, politics has varying components. It takes all of them collectively to provide a healthy, working environment. While this may be true, it seemingly is not in effect, Gordon suggested. “Politics might be a lot like sausage: You don’t want to look too close,” Gordon said. While Gordon suggested that many Americans, especially students, have begun to feel this way, she said that in other parts of the world, politics take on a much larger role. “Some nations are debating about Mother Earth. They are asking: ‘who can speak for her?’ and ‘what can we do for, or to, her?’” said Gordon. “In this way, other nations are challenging politics and asking ‘what are rights?’ and ‘who deserves rights?’ They are delving into new realms.” With this in mind, Gordon moved into a discussion of political leverage. She explained that it includes either militaristic or economic privilege. In the days of the Romans, this was an exemplary system because the people
I was talking to one of my friends in class the other day, and I said to him, “Hey, do you remember Math Blaster?” To my surprise, he said, “Yeah man, Math Blaster was the best!” I thought that it was a computer game that might have been unique to my elementary school or town, but eventually the entire class of 15 students turned around and started discussing it because they all played it too. At first I didn’t really remember much of it. I remembered being this green alien looking guy flying through space, blowing things up, then running through side-scrolling levels solving equations to turn on machines to advance through the map. So I did the reasonable thing anyone living in 2014 would do and looked up a youtube video for it. I’m not sure who these people are that decided that making a walkthrough of Math Blaster would be a valuable way to spend their time, but there are multiple walkthroughs. The game I was the most familiar with was “Math Blaster Episode One: In Search of Spot,” which was released in 1994, then rereleased as Mega Math Blaster in 1998. Going to the computer lab was easily one of the best parts of the day back in elementary school, besides recess obviously. We basically just got tricked into learning math, but I sure wasn’t complaining because when I played it in 1998, that was a quality video game. We also played numerous other games like “Hot Dog Stand” and “Type to Learn,” which was always the worst. Sometimes we just got to play in MS Paint. Those were the days. But all of my friends naturally tried to compete with each other and see who could get furthest before the end of the period. Or who could get the most crystals. There were really five stages of the game. You, Blaseternaut, start off in space, headed toward the planet Moldar. Solving equations would give you more laser power to blow things up that are in your way. Then you get there and you do a Space Invadersstyle mini-game where you get weapons to take out the enemies in the next part. The next part was the part I remember. There’s droplets with positive and negative numbers and you have to collect them to change the number you have and use it to operate a machine. Anyway, the enemies in this part were hilariously designed. One enemy was just a giant walking blue nose in a Viking hat. In order to kill it, you throw a clothes pin at it and it plugs the nose and it explodes. I tried to look for a way to play the games online for free, but to no avail. I did find a version that was released for the Super Nintendo that you can play on one of those retro game-emulating sites, but all the graphics are different, and it just wouldn’t be the same. This game is a cornerstone of my gaming roots, and if you ever got to play this in elementary school, maybe it is for you too. If you find any way to play the good ol’ version, tweet at me @GiGantoss.
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1. The Voice 4/14 (NBC) - 3.4 2. Scandal 4/17 (ABC) - 3.4 3. The Voice 4/15 (NBC) - 3.0 4. The Big Bang Theory 4/17 (CBS) - 2.7 5. Grey’s Anatomy 4/17 (ABC) - 2.6 6. Dancing with the Stars 4/14 (NBC) - 2.3 7. Survivor 4/16 (CBS) - 2.3 8. 2 Broke Girls 4/14 (CBS) - 2.3 9. NCIS 4/15 (CBS) - 2.2 10. The Big Bang Theory 4/17 (CBS) - 2.2 Ratings from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending April 20 Image courtesy of uproxx.com
From left to right: Lana, voiced by Aisha Taylor, Archer, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, and Cherlene, voiced by Judy Greer in a scene from the season finale of ‘Archer: Vice.’
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By Matt Gantos Staff Writer It looks like the Archer family drug cartel will be no more. Last Monday on the season finale of Archer Vice, there was quite a bit of wrapping up to do, including the business of selling cocaine and weapons. Well, maybe not. Who really knows? There have never really been high ethical standards among the ex-ISIS, crew but it would appear that the team is going back into the spy business. One of my favorite lines in that scene was when Mallory demands that they also renovate
the offices. The ISIS offices always looked like they were from the 70s with wood paneling, shag rugs and dated looking computers, so this joke hit a nice mark. There were a lot of throwback references in this episode, which is what gives Archer its signature style. Generally though, the jokes are repeated jokes, but in different situations. This time they referenced Archer’s cancer, Archer drowning at the end of last season and Mallory giving birth to Sterling in a warzone. The finale also had a pretty decent amount of Dr. Kreiger, which was nice. But at the same time, it helped me realize that while I’ve been begging for
more Kreiger screen time, what makes his character so funny is the cloud of mystery that follows him. You never know exactly what he’s doing, and the more he is on screen the less obscure and mysterious he becomes. The very end of the episode comes with a special surprise that most of us probably guessed from the beginning. It is going to create some strange tensions next season, and I’m excited to see what happens. A few weeks ago, FX renewed Archer for two more seasons, but it won’t start until next winter per usual. “Archer: Vice” was a nice break from the standard episode
formula that seemed to be taking hold in the first few seasons, but it will be nice to get back to familiarity. Some of my predictions for next season include: Cherlene returning to being just regular Carol (Archer just gave up on calling her Cherlene for the last episode), Pam putting most of her weight back on from cocaine withdrawal, they won’t be short on sex appeal for female characters because Lana isn’t pregnant anymore and Archer will be a better father to his new daughter than he was to the wee-baby Seamus, or at least try.
Masaaki Yuusa to write, storyboard and direct an entire episode of ‘Adventure Time’
Numbers from TVbytheNumbers.com Week ending April 20 (Numbers of viewers x 1,000)
What I’m Watching Underrated:
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey If you’ve ever wondered how the world works, then start watching ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ on Fox. It’s hosted by Neil Degrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist who describes the intricate workings of the universe in simple language that anyone can understand, covering topics ranging from the origin of the universe to evolution, answering questions like “What is light?” and “How do we know what stars millions of lightyears away are made out of?” Seriously, even if you’re not a science person, this show holds your attention. I highly recommend it. -Jason Wong
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Princess Bubblegum, far right, teaches Finn the Human and Jake the Dog about the food chain in this released image from the upcoming ‘Adventure Time’ episode, ‘Food Chain.’
By Darragh McNicholl Campus Correspondent “Adventure Time” is often both praised and disliked for its bizarre nature, it is not just about weird stories and characters. Of course, “Adventure Time” is not the weirdest series out there, especially when it comes to eccentric animation. In fact there are a number of anime series from Japan that require a greater interest in the bizarre to enjoy, and apparently that is what “Adventure Time” strives for, as Cartoon Network has hired the Japanese Animator Masaaki Yuasa to write, storyboard and direct an entire episode. The episode is called “Food Chain,” and though it won’t air until June 2, there is a three-minute preview to the episode online. “Food Chain” seems like
a normal episode at first. During a field trip to the Candy Kingdom’s Museum of Natural History, Finn and Jake learn about the food chain. The episode takes an expectedly bizarre turn when the Magic Man, a recurring character, casts a spell that makes Finn and Jake live through a food chain of birds, worms and grass. Though this plot is no weirder than most episodes, it is the animation of Masaaki Yuasa that really stands out. Just as Pendleton Ward is known for his eccentric cartoon, Masaaki Yuasa is known for an avoidance of anime conventions. Yuasa often uses bizarre colors that stand out on any screen, as well as masterfully drawn, abstract character figures. Although no animation of his looks overly similar, they are easy to pick out as barely anyone uses the colors or style
that he does. Yuasa has lead a team on a number of series such as “Kaiba,” “The Tatami Galaxy” and “Kick-Heart,” the first Kickstarter-funded anime. Along with “Adventure Time,” he has recently been working on “Ping Pong,” an 11-episode animated series on the sport, which has to be as eccentric as they come given its focus. This is not the first time “Adventure Time” creator Pendleton Ward let someone else have complete control over an episode. “A Glitch is a Glitch,” an episode completely featuring computer generated imagining animation, was written, storyboarded and directed by Irish filmmaker David O’Reilly. Much like Yuasa, O’Reilly was given free reign over an episode of “Adventure Time” being specifically told to do his own thing. This episode is nota-
bly one of the weirdest, but it is not considered canonlike to the series as it was developed outside of the actual “Adventure Time” team. Masaaki Yuasa’s episode will also not be considered a canon, considering the events of the season six premiere last Monday don’t seem to have happened. But the purpose of “Food Chain” is to let “Adventure Time” be presented through a different animation style. Giving an entire episode of an animated series to an outside animator is brave. It stands to reason that this is a rare and bizarre occurrence, but both “Adventure Time” and Masaaki Yuasa are loved by many for being rare and bizarre.
I may or may not have written about Spike TV’s college comedy “Blue Mountain State” before. However, as I am about to graduate college, it seems fitting to go back to one of my first impressions of what my college experience would be like. For those unfamiliar with the cult comedy series, it follows a division one football team at a state school. While the athletes, at least some of them, work hard to maintain the school’s strong football reputation on the field, they spend most of their time off the field partying, drinking and doing drugs in excessive quantities, having sex and just fooling around on campus. The show has shown a lot of controversial things that actually happen in college, like hazing and rioting for example. The reason I believe nobody has ever complained or made a big public deal about the show’s glorification of drug and alcohol use and stereotypical college culture is because the show’s depiction of all these things is so exaggerated and ridiculous that, while people watching know these things happen, everybody knows it is being blown out of proportion. However, the first question any high school student will ask you after watching an episode is, “Is college really like that?” Well, is it? Sadly, it somewhat is. While it is over the top and exaggerated for the sake of comedy, there actually is a lot more realism in “Blue Mountain State” than anyone may like to admit. In the show, the athletes are treated as gods among students by both the university and the student body. They live in dorms the size of mansions fully furnished from the wildest imagination of a Rent-A-Center owner. Does this happen in real life? Yes and no. While it’s fair to say that universities do take care of their athletes, I would be surprised to find out that they are constantly filling their living spaces with copious amounts of drugs and alcohol, prostitutes and vibrating king size beds. While the partying is exaggerated and glorified, there is a somewhat real depiction of college culture. “Blue Mountain State” is almost like a college student’s dream. It’s a university where everything is easily accessible, and there are no rules or consequences for your actions. We see a lot of drinking, drug use, casual sex and strange things happen on campus, but nobody is concerned about using protection, getting diseases, drinking too much or overdosing on drugs. Every single night, the students party and constantly repeat the cycle with absolutely no consequences. This is obviously not realistic, but to an extent is this not how people treat college? Society in general tends to brush off and ignore the things people did in college. It’s almost treated as its own little world where students will party and drink to excess constantly while hooking up with strangers. In the real world, people are judged for these things, but in college, it is somewhat brushed off as the norm, no matter what school you attend. There are a few honest moments of truth I noticed throughout the show where heavy partiers reflect back on their time spent in college to realize that they have not accomplished anything. One student discovers he has not even been enrolled in the university for two years. The main thing any freshman, high school stu-
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LUMA Theater comes to Jorgensen Focus
By Carles Lopez Peñalevar Campus Correspondent
This past Sunday, April 27, Jorgensen Center for the Performing presented LUMA Theater’s spectacle, “Art of Darkness.” Marlin, the creator of LUMA escaped from his home to join a circus when he was 18. There, he became a juggler, and lived in a tree house in the jungle for five years. Marlin said his inspiration came from his interest in astronomy, physics and light pollution, inspired during his five-year-stay in the jungle. Even though it’s promoted as a children’s event, “Art of Darkness” was enjoyable for all audiences of all ages. The show started with Marlin juggling and making a couple of jokes to the audience. “I don’t like easy impersonations, I don’t do Sinatras” Marlin said. “I go where no one dares, this is me impersonating Saturn” Marlin said while putting a hoop around his head. LUMA explores the human relationship to darkness, and how human nature has humankind to isolate themselves from the night by creating an “everlasting-day.” The show portrays how this “everlasting-day” deprives us
Injustice League lectures ends with critique of older generation By Helen Fu Campus Correspondent
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LUMA performers blur the lines between shadow and light using a combination of ‘high’ and ‘low’ technology.
from the beauty of darkness. The lightshow consisted of many small acts telling the story of a child who was scared of darkness and searched for a place with eternal light. In one of the acts, called “Fishes eat Other Fishes” the stage crew worked with different sea-animals. At the beginning of the act, a shark ate three or four smaller fish. After, a giant clam sneak-
ily followed the shark around until it finally ate it. Later on, t two jellyfishes were floating around, when a small fish started bothering the smaller jellyfish. The fish kept on bothering the jellyfish until the big jellyfish devoured it. After, both jellyfishes fist bumped making the whole audience erupt with laughter. Another act worth mentioning is when the protagonist
of the story was arriving in a big city and had to confront the traffic lights of the city. The stage crew did a beautiful representation of the stressful feeling of traffic, with blinding lights flashing around the audience and noise pollution.
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By Zach Lederman Staff Writer
Prospective Huskies taking tours on Friday afternoon may have been confused as to whether UConn was famous for its agriculture and basketball or for its cake-baking. As part of Spring Weekend 2014’s lineup of events, USG hosted “Let Them Eat Cake,” a cake decorating competition and celebration. The event featured various organizations from around campus, including UConn Empower, UC Thunder, the UConn Muslim Association, USG, the American Sign Language Club and Pi Beta Phi, just to name a few. Each organization decorated their cake along Fairfield Way, from the entrance to the Student Union all the way down to Laurel Hall. Students could then walk along the road, view each cake and vote on which they thought should win each of the competition’s four categories: Best Cake, Most Creative, Most UConn Spirit and Best Representation of Organization. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true UConn event without plenty of free food to go along with it. Setup halfway down the cake lineup was an entire three-tablelong booth, filled with free slices of cake for students to choose from. It seems that the university knew exactly what everyone would want after spending time gazing over all of those mouthwatering cakes. In addition to the cakes, there was also music, giveaways of UConn championship merchan-
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Many students and members of the philosophy department faculty attended the last of the Injustice League lectures on Friday, given by Doctor Loren Lomasky, a professor of political philosophy at the University of Virginia. Doctor Lomasky earned his Ph.D at the University of Connecticut, and came back to give a lecture titled “Generational Injustice: How to Milk the Young.” “We are extremely privileged to have Doctor Lomasky here with us today,” Professor Daniel Silvermint, the event’s organizer, told the audience before welcoming Lomasky to the podium. “I’m glad to see that the philosophy department at UConn is doing so well,” Lomasky said. “You guys have built yourself up like a weightlifter on steroids.” Lomasky introduced his topic by pointing out that since the 1930s, burdens have been placed increasingly on the young in order to benefit the old, putting each successive generation at a disadvantage. “In philosophy, there are often debates on justice and the problems of justice,” Lomasky said. “I believe that this is the single recalcitrant issue today, but unfortunately there has been very little debate in this area.” He outlined some of the troubles facing America today, such as the continuing fallout from the Great Recession and whole cities like Detroit declaring bankruptcy, pointing out that the younger generation is suffering more from these difficulties. This introduction was followed by a short foray
into the philosophical idea of reciprocity and justice, and how modern entitlement programs like Social Security were built from the idea of diachronic reciprocity, or paying it forward. The idea is that one generation pays taxes in order to support the previous generation, with the expectation that they in turn will be supported by the next generation. While this system certainly has benefits, the problem, as Lomasky stated, is that due to various changes in the standard of living, the retiring population in the U.S. is growing at a faster rate than the work force. This means that the supply of resources the previous generation built up is no longer enough to support retirees, and the younger generation must work harder and pay more in order to uphold the current way of life. Lomasky said the elderly are vulnerable, but they have had decades to prepare for these vulnerabilities and should be held accountable. Lomasky also pointed to the increase in spending in recent years that corresponds to a decrease in taxation, meaning that the national deficit has risen at a rapid rate. This, too, will be left to the young to solve, all the while employment rates for 16 to 25-year-olds have dropped steadily. Lomasky concluded his presentation with a grim prediction of the future: There is virtually no way to get out of these problems, and to make matters worse the young seem to have no interest in addressing these grievances. “We live in a world of injustice without howls,” Lomasky said in his concluding remarks.
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dent or anyone with time left in college should take away from this show and shows like it is that you can and should have fun in college, but you shouldn’t imitate what you see on TV. Partying in college is normal, but it should be done safely, and one should
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Students gather on Fairfield way to admire and taste the many different cakes on display.
dise, games and live performances from groups like Poetic Release, who also participated in the cake contest. At one table, students could pick up complimentary “Let Them Eat Cake” tank tops and foam husky paws, provided they had a Spring Weekend wristband. Unfortunately, the husky paws disappeared quickly. Crowd reception to the events seemed to be positive. “This is awesome! There’s so much cake! I love all of this cake! Have you tried this cake?” Said Avery Desrosiers, a sixth semester allied health science major. A more lucid response came from Erin DeMay, a 6th semester
economics major. “This is great. I love that everyone came come together and celebrate something asawesome as cake,” DeMay said. “The best part about it is that they had it on Fairfield way, so anyone passing by can stop and have some fun with us.” The leaders of the organizations, such as Sumia Hussain, stated that the event was a great way to bring all of the various groups together over something they all had in common. Hussain, a 6th semester allied health science major, co-founder of and vice-president of UConn Empower, seemed especially
enthusiastic. “It’s really wonderful when opportunities like these present themselves,” Hussain said. “We can get away from all the differences we have and enjoy this great bonding event together.” Empower’s cake, shaped like a pair of underpants, was meant to highlight their annual “UConn Underwear Mile,” which will take place this Sunday, as a continuation of the Spring Weekend lineup.
always have their future in mind. We can and should laugh at “Blue Mountain State” since it’s meant to be laughed at, but we have to remember this is quite possibly satire and not a documentary. Have fun in college, but don’t be stupid and don’t break any laws.
John Oliver to premiere his own late night show By Alex Sferrazza Staff Writer Next to “Saturday Night Live,” no single comedy program in recent memory has launched more careers than “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Ed Helms - these are but a few of the comedy geniuses who have served time as “Daily Show” correspondents. Last summer when correspondent John Oliver subbed in as “Daily Show” host for Jon Stewart, critics raved and fans knew it was only a matter of time before Oliver too would leave the program for brighter horizons. Following a tear jerking farewell tribute on “The Daily Show” in December, the lovable Brit is set to premiere his
own late night program on HBO. Aptly titled “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the new program will cover news programs in a similar manner to “The Daily Show.” The show will join the network’s other late night variety program “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Seeing as “Last Week Tonight” will only air a single half-hour program on Sundays at 11p.m., Oliver will be given more time to cover and prepare stories. HBO, being a premium network, allows Oliver more creative freedom with profanity and the like being fair game. Additionally, the network is open to broadcasting the program on additional nights and possibly expanding the format to one hour sometime after launch.
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HOROSCOPES Today's Birthday (04/28/14). Your career stature advances this year. Increase financial organization a notch, too. Grow your communications skills for profit and partnership. Revise, review and double-check work before presenting, especially before 5/20. Home projects and developments take your attention after 8/1. Release old habits that no longer serve, especially with family. October eclipses shine a light on what's most important. Express your love and appreciation. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Compute expenses before promising the moon. Imagination paints a picture, and sometimes that's enough. Today and tomorrow present tempting offers to blow money. Beauty's in the eye of the beholder, and the price doesn't necessarily reflect true value. Buy it used or borrow from a friend. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- With both Sun and Moon in your sign, you're the star today and tomorrow. You're in your element, and can shine in public glare. Take charge and increase stability. Your confidence is contagious. Lose yourself in the performance, and then relax to balance from concentrated activity. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- What's your real wealth? Get philosophical over the next two days. Think about life and death and transitions. If you don't feel enough love coming in, give more. Your creative abilities can win fame and fortune. There's some pressure regarding deadlines. This could be a blessing.
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Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Set meetings and group events on your calendar today and tomorrow. Friends open doors you weren't even looking for. They have the info and ideas to make positive change. You'll be more analytical for the next few days, with help from a technical friend. Collaborate and cooperate. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Assume more responsibility over the next few days. Your natural leadership shines (and leads to profit). Provide stability, reliability and a sense of humor. Learn what's missing from any failures, and make corrections. Anticipate changes. Keep your tone respectful, especially with a teacher. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Each new step forward presents new challenges. Plan for the future today and tomorrow. Don't travel quite yet. Think, speculate and map out different options. Travel conditions improve. Find new expenses, though. Study to find economic, creative solutions. Include comfort and beauty. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Deal with financial obligations today and tomorrow, and keep it solid. Deal with paperwork and institutions. You can substitute ingredients to create luxurious experiences at home for less. Prioritize health and good food. Get out in nature and explore parks and local color. Redefine beauty. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- You're not alone. Support your team, and it comes back to you. Compromise and work out details respectfully. Your greatest wealth lies in the network of partners, friends and family who love you. Remind them of how grateful you are. Be there when they need you. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Chores need attention today and tomorrow. Provide great service, while balancing your health and well being. Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, so you can help others. If you get tired, take time for rest. Do what you can to handle or delegate urgent priorities. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Simple gourmet cooking sounds good... pamper yourself and your loved ones. Finish work early today and tomorrow, and share your love with special people. Enjoy art, music and talented performers. Craft an elegant experience with basic elements. Use your connections for what you need. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Family comes first today and tomorrow. Play in the garden or park, take on a project at home or share some games. Spend time finding out more about what the others like. Include art, beauty, and pleasures of the senses. Grow shared passions. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- You're sharp as a tack today and tomorrow. Study, write and speak. With keen concentration, you get to the heart of the matter. Explain the situation in a way that's understandable to the masses, and get the message out. Don't push yourself too hard. Enjoy your friends.
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UConn celebrates Senior Day Avalanche head to Minnesota with 15-4 win over Villanova with a chance to knock out Wild
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UConn attacker Alexa Bonnes carries the ball during the Huskies' 11-10 loss against Georgetown on April 11. The Huskies beat Villanova 15-4 on Saturday to finish the season 10-6, earning the No. 3 seed in the Big East Tournament. The Huskies will play Georgetown Thursday.
Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog , right, of Sweden, tries to control the puck and shoot against Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper, left, in the first period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Denver.
By Elan DeCarlo Campus Correspondent
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twice in the first five games, the Minnesota Wild have been less than 75 seconds away from a victory on the road that has been so rare in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs this year. Both times, the Colorado Avalanche got the tying goal late in regulation before winning in overtime, and the Wild have entered an elimination situation because of it. The Avalanche will visit for Game 6 on Monday, bringing a 3-2 lead in the series. "The ups and downs of the playoffs are tough," Wild defenseman Ryan Suter said. "And it's who can recover the fastest to get back to level." If the Wild are not able to ignore the what-ifs of frustration from those bitter defeats in Games 1 and 5, they'll be in trouble against an Avalanche team that perked up on Saturday after consecutive flat performances in
Saturday the UConn women’s lacrosse team blew out the Villanova Wildcats 15-4 at home. Despite the inclement weather, the day had a celebratory feel, as it was Senior Day for the Huskies. Seniors, Lauren Kahn, Kacey Pippitt, Janet Tela, Jordan Christopher and Siobhan Wilcox were honored before the game. Pippitt established the tone early, scoring 19 seconds into the game. Less than four minutes later, she scored again to give UConn a 2-0 lead. The Huskies never looked back from there. Goals from Carly Palmucci, Kahn, Christopher and Kate Finkelston had Connecticut winning 6-0 at the 15:03 mark of the first half. Coach Katie Woods was impressed with her team’s pace. “We played within the game
plan. The team got momentum early and was able to do good things, top to bottom. Midfield, attack, defense, we all did a great job,” Woods said. There was motivation for the Huskies on Saturday besides Senior Day. For the first time in program history, UConn played in a televised game. Fox Sports 2 was on hand to broadcast the game. “First TV game is special for us, the sport of lacrosse, neat for the kids to be apart of this. An added excitement for us. It shows how far our program has come,” Woods said. UConn led by three goals from Pippitt, giving UConn a 9-3 lead. Pippitt scored just 1:07 into the second half to get things rolling. She finished with a career high six goals, one shy of the school record. Pippitt attributed her special day to the occasion. “I think when you send out your seniors, you want to play
well for them. It riles up the underclassmen and us as seniors, this is our last home game, it fires us up. Together, that makes us all play well. And we have a huge rivalry with Villanova,” Pippitt said. Senior reserve Janet Tela was put into the game in the second half and scored the first goal of her career. In discussions after the game, both Kahn and Pippitt mentioned how much they would miss being a Husky. “Everything. This is been my life for the past four years. These girls, these coaches, I spend every day with them, I live with them. So it’s gonna be a change not coming back here next year, I’m gonna miss it,” Kahn said. UConn plays next in the Big East Conference Tournament next week in Washington D.C. They are the third seed and will play the Georgetown Hoyas.
SEC sticking with 8-game conference schedule, Alabama-Tennessee rivalry to continue annually BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has decided to stick with its current football scheduling format of eight league games and a permanent non-division rival. The conference's presidents and chancellors approved the so-called 6-1-1 format Sunday at a special meeting in Atlanta. SEC teams will continue to play each of their six division rivals, plus one permanent crossover rivalry game and another nondivisional opponent that will rotate. The one change to format will affect nonconference scheduling. Starting in 2016, all SEC teams will be required to play at least one game against a team from one of the other Big 5 conferences — the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big 12. But even that rule shouldn't change much. SEC
schools routinely play at least one team from those conferences per season. This season Mississippi, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt do not play nonconference games against another Big 5 school. Only Arkansas, Texas A&M and Kentucky did not play a Big 5 nonconference game last year. The Wildcats' main in-state rival, Louisville, joins the ACC this season. The SEC had been considering adding a ninth conference game and doing away with permanent inter-division opponents such as AlabamaTennessee and LSU-Florida. "Critical to maintaining this format is the nonconference opponent factor which gives us the added strengthof-schedule we were seeking while allowing continued scheduling flexibility for institutional preferences, and acknowledges that many
of our institutions already play these opponents," Commissioner Mike Slive said in a statement. "The concept of strengthof-schedule is based on an entire 12-game schedule, a combination of both conference games together with nonconference games. Given the strength of our conference schedule supplemented by at least one major nonconference game, our teams will boast of a strong resume of opponents each and every year." Alabama coach Nick Saban was one of the few vocal proponents of moving to a ninegame conference schedule, the way the Pac-12 and Big 12 have and the Big Ten is going to. Otherwise there was little support from athletic directors for adding another conference game. The permanent crossover rivalries have also been a
point of consternation for some in the conference. LSU has been the most vocal opponent. The Tigers have Florida as their permanent rival. Their West Division rival, Alabama, has Tennessee, which has been down for much of the last decade. Still, the storied rivalry is highly valued by each school. "The announcement from our conference office regarding future football scheduling assures that the TennesseeAlabama game, one of college football's most historic rivalries, will continue on an annual basis moving forward," Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said in a statement. "Chancellor Cheek and I have strongly and consistently advocated that this rivalry be preserved regardless of any other outcomes resulting from conversations about football scheduling."
Games 3 and 4. "It would be very easy for us to sit here and say we deserve better, whether that's in the game or in the series," Wild coach Mike Yeo said on Sunday. "But that's a useless feeling to us right now." For the first time in 10 matchups, including five in the regular season prior to the playoffs, the Avalanche put more shots (35) on goal than the Wild (32) in Game 5. By comparison, the Wild outshot the Avalanche a combined 78-34 in Games 3 and 4. With an uptick in the play of the second line flanked by Ryan O'Reilly and P.A. Parenteau, four goals on Saturday against Wild rookie Darcy Kuemper and the possibility of center Matt Duchene being back in the lineup on Monday, the Avalanche have
some momentum. They've spoken often over the past few days about needing to put more pressure on Kuemper, as if to try to intimidate the young goalie. "I don't think we tested him much in Minny. He had it pretty easy," Parenteau said. "We made life a little harder on him. We have to keep doing that." Kuemper has stopped 78 of 83 shots in 3½ games since replacing Ilya Bryzgalov in the net. "We started to have better looks and we start to know we can beat this guy, which is very positive going there," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said. Being on the edge might work in the Wild's favor, though. They played some of their best games this season while missing key players.
By Matt Kren Campus Correspondent
ing for UConn at the Reggie F. Atkins Track and Field Facility in Durham, N.H. in the Wildcat Invitational. Overall, UConn tallied two first place finishes, six top-five finishes, and twelve top-ten finishes. Grabbing first place for UConn were freshman Treval Hatcher in the triple jump, jumping a total of 13.90 meters, as well as sophomore Aaeron Sykes, who won the 400 meter hurdles. Joining Sykes in the 400 meter hurdles were sophomore James Lowe, sophomore Nigel Walker, freshman Randall Wall and junior John Rettenmeier, who all recorded top-ten finishes. Wall and Lowe were not done with top-ten performances, after recording eighth and fifth place respectively in the 400 meter, Wall finished fourth in the 110 meter hurdles while Lowe finished seventh. Other top five finishes were contributed by sophomore Nick O’Leary, who received second in the 800 meter and freshman Wyatt Million with fifth place in the 3000 meter steeplechase. With the season almost at the end, the Huskies will have the chance to win their first ever outdoor American Athletic Championship, as well as sweep the indoor and outdoor championships in the league’s first season. In the three day championships on May 2-4, UConn will be heading down to Tampa, Fla., with a chance to extend the school’s already magical athletic year.
Huskies get seven top-10 finishes at Penn Relays In the last weekend of meets before the American Athletic Conference championships on May 2, UConn competed at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Penn. and the University of New Hampshire Wildcat Invitational in Durham, New Hampshire. At the Penn Relays, UConn competed against some of the best teams and competitors in the world, finishing with seven top-ten finishes. Leading the way for the Huskies were sophomore Connor Grunwald, freshman Craig Hunter and sophomore Timothy Murphy, who finished third, fifth and seventh respectively in the pole vault. Joining them were fellow field competitors, sophomore John Landis who received bronze in the long jump, and junior Tobey Belton who took fourth place in the vertical jumps. Rounding out the top-ten finishes in the world renown Penn Relays were the 4x400 meter team of senior Kyle Twombly, sophomore Robert Hovanec, freshman Chinedu Amonu and sophomore Robert Rhodes, who finished eighth in the IC4A Relay and the team of junior Phillip Caldwell, freshman Michael O’Donnell, sophomore Nick Bertoline and senior Paul DeSalvo, who finished eighth in the 4x800 College Relay. While some of the Huskies were competing in the Penn Relays, many were compet-
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Sterling's racist comments spark silent protest
The Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest. The players wore their red Clippers' warmup shirts inside out to hide the team's logo.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers chose not to speak publicly about owner Donald Sterling. Instead, they made a silent protest. In response to Sterling's purported comments urging a woman to not bring black people to his team's games, the Clippers on Sunday let their uniforms become a show of solidarity. They ran out of the tunnel for Game 4 of their first-round playoff at Golden State wearing their warmups. Then they hud-
dled at center court and tossed their warmups to the ground, going through their pregame routine with their red Clippers' shirts inside out to hide the team's logo. Players also wore black wristbands or armbands. They all wore black socks with their normal jerseys. "It's just us, only us. We're all we got," Clippers star guard Chris Paul could be heard shouting to teammates before they ran out. The Warriors' sellout crowd
of 19,596, decked out in gold shirts, booed the Clippers — as they always do — during introductions. Sterling's wife, Shelly, was sitting courtside across from the Clippers' bench. Commissioner Adam Silver had said Donald Sterling would not be at the game. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said before the game that he would remain the only one to speak for the team on this, saying players want to remain focused on basketball. Even he, though, acknowledged that has not been easy since TMZ released the alleged recording of Sterling on Saturday. "Our message is to play," Rivers said. "Our message is that we're going to let no one and nothing stop us from what we want to do. And I think that's a good message. I really do. I think that's the message we're trying to send. And if we can pull this off all the way, I think that would be a terrific message." While the Clippers wanted to let their play do the talking, other NBA players continued to speak out on the subject. Some talked about the hurt Sterling's alleged words caused. Others urged Silver to take an aggressive stance against
Sterling, who has a history of alleged discrimination. Most of them hoped Sterling would be removed as the team's owner someday soon. "We're more than basketball players," Wizards guard Garrett Temple said. "We're human beings, first and foremost, and when you hear something like that, it's very unfortunate that whoever that is talking feels that way, and I don't think there's any place in this game or in the world, for that matter, for thoughts like that." Miami Heat star LeBron James said Silver needed to take action, going so far as to suggest "there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league." Lakers star Kobe Bryant wrote on his Twitter page that he couldn't play for Sterling. Warriors coach Mark Jackson, who played for the Clippers from 1992-94, said he could forgive Sterling but couldn't play for him right now, either. The players union, still without an executive director since firing Billy Hunter in February 2013, is following the situation closely. The union has asked former NBA All-Star and current Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to take a leading role on the players' behalf to address the Sterling matter.
Rangers put Flyers on verge of elimination with win at MSG NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist didn't allow a bad ending to the second period wreck an otherwise good day for the New York Rangers. Lundqvist was the beneficiary of a three-goal lead that was trimmed to two when the Philadelphia Flyers got their power play to work in the closing seconds of the middle period. But the Rangers kept it together in the third, withstood a late surge, and pushed the Flyers to the brink of elimination with a 4-2 victory Sunday. "The biggest part to me was to calm down and not be too upset about it," Lundqvist said of Vinny Lecavalier's goal with 32.6 seconds left that made it 3-1. "It is really frustrating to sit here when you give up a goal like that late in the period. "It was just about letting it go and being focused on the right things going into the third." Brad Richards and Dominic Moore scored in the second to make it 3-0. Lundqvist stopped 24 shots and didn't face more than 10 in any period. The only other puck that got past him was Claude Giroux's goal with 1:29 left after the Flyers pulled goalie Steve Mason. Defenseman Marc Staal gave the Rangers the lead in the first, and Brian Boyle ended the drama with an empty-net goal with 15
seconds remaining. Moore helped seal the win when he raced up ice to negate an icing call and fed Boyle. New York leads the series 3-2 and can advance to the second round with a win Tuesday in Philadelphia. If necessary, a deciding seventh game would be back at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. The teams have alternated wins t h i s series. " We t o o k back t h e advantage, a n d we have to win one now," Richards said. "We put ourselves in a good position. We were in control for most of the game. They got a little sneaky there at the end." Mason wasn't nearly as sharp in his second straight start following a late-season injury. He stopped 18 shots after his 37-save effort in a 2-1 victory in Game 4 got the Flyers even. "As you go through a series, you have to keep elevating your game because the other side will," Rangers forward Martin St. Louis said. "I thought we did that, and we got rewarded." Giroux made things interesting with his first goal of the series. The Flyers went
0-2 during the season at the Garden and are 1-2 there during this series. "We're playing well," Giroux said. "It's a tough building to play in. Game 6 is going to be huge. We are not looking at it like it's our last game of the season. We've come back all season long when it matters, and we're going to stay confident." New Yo r k is 13-2 i n series it has l e d 3 - 2 , but the
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This past year, I have served as the managing editor of The Daily Campus. I learned that putting out a daily newspaper doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work and lots of late nights. But when you work with an amazing staff, suddenly those nights don’t seem so long and the hard work doesn’t even feel like work at all. I would be remiss if I did not mention the people who supported me during these past four years. Don and Joanne, if it were not for your unwavering support back home, all of this would not have been possible. Thank you. To old friends, Harry, Gary and Lucas, thank you for sticking by my side for these past four years and then some. An old saying I firmly believe in is that man’s worth is not measured by the change in his pocket, but by the friends by his side. I consider myself very wealthy. One final thank you
belongs to you, the reader. Whether you liked my column on Facebook, told me in person that I did a good job, or if you told me I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about, it meant a lot to me. So there it is, one final story to leave you with. But what’s the takeaway? One thing I learned about myself in college is to never give up, be consistent and always carry yourself with class and dignity. Often times, especially at the beginning of most school years, I wanted to throw my hands in the air and walk away, but I didn’t. Many of the lessons I learned in college came not from a classroom, but from experiences both good and bad. Without a shadow of a doubt, my years here at UConn have been the best years of my life. When I walk across the stage in a couple of weeks at Gampel Pavilion, my mind will be clear and my heart full.
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Rangers have lost 11 straight games in which they had a series lead. Philadelphia is 7-10 in Game 6 when trailing 3-2. The Rangers increased their pressure in tight on Mason, a stated objective, and created multiple scoring chances in the second even though they managed only eight shots. New York thought it grabbed a 2-0 lead 2:14 in when St. Louis poked in a loose puck in the crease, but the play had been blown dead. The Rangers took their two-goal lead on Richards' second of the series and 30th career playoff score. With a crowd around Mason,
Richards tucked in a backhander at the left post off assists from J.T. Miller and Carl Hagelin. Unlike in previous games in which the Flyers rallied after being down 2-0, New York pushed its edge to 3-0 later in the period with a big assist from Philadelphia defenseman Hal Gill, playing his first game of the series. Gill was unable to handle a rough pass at his blue line from defense partner Braydon Coburn. Moore swooped in to poke the puck behind him and skate in alone. Moore beat Mason for his second of the series and then leapt into the arms of Boyle, sending them both to the ice. "I tried to kick (the puck) up, and I kicked it back," Gill said. "I have to make that play, and I didn't. When you're in the playoffs, you make a little mistake and it costs you." Philadelphia took advantage on its fifth power play when Lecavalier scored his first of the series and 25th in 68 career playoff games. The Rangers had six shots on Mason in the first period, but Staal made it 1-0 with his first goal in 29 games, dating to Jan. 26 against New Jersey outdoors at Yankee Stadium.
Morrissey: My time at UConn has been special As associate sports editor, I had the privilege of covering UConn football and the chance to cover the women’s basketball team in New Orleans when they captured their eighth national championship. I consider myself blessed to have been in the arena when the confetti was falling down and on the court when the nets were eventually cut down. However, one of my lasting memories of the trip has nothing to do with the actual game. It was standing at center court and chatting about sports and life with longtime Connecticut sports writer, Jeff Jacobs. To say my time covering UConn athletics were special would be an understatement. Walking along the sidelines of Rentschler Field or Gampel Pavilion and sitting in the press box at J.O. Christian Field or the Freitas Ice Forum are memories I will always cherish.
I’m not sure where my journey will take me next. When people ask me what you want to do after college or where do you see yourself in 15 or 20 years, one thought comes to mind. I want to find a peaceful plot of land and settle down making a good living with a loving wife and family. That’s all I want out of this life and, in my opinion, it’s not a bad goal to have. This may be the final story I ever write as a journalist, or I may continue to write in one of the most noble and important professions I’ve come to understand. But one thing is for sure, the time I’ve spent here, the people I’ve met and the memories I won’t soon forget mean the world to me and will last a lifetime. Follow Tyler on Twitter @ TylerRMorrissey
Johnson and Silver attended the game Sunday. Johnson said he called an emergency phone meeting of every player representative to the union Saturday night and spoke with Silver before the game. He said this is a "defining moment" for the NBA and for Silver. Johnson, a former NBA player, said players trust that the commissioner will meet their demands, which include: Sterling not attend any NBA games for the rest of the playoffs; a full account of past allegations of discrimination by Sterling and why the league never sanctioned him; the range of options that the league can penalize Sterling, including the maximum penalty, which players want if the audio recording is validated; assurance that the NBA and the union will be partners in the investigation; and an immediate and decisive ruling, hopefully before the Clippers host the Warriors for Game 5 on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Johnson also said there will be no league-wide protest by players or any kind of boycott because there's enough attention on the issue already and that players "trust Adam Silver. They trust that Adam Silver will do the right thing." Jackson also wanted to make
clear that the audio affected his team, too. He said they spoke about the comments Saturday and decided to use the issue as a platform to spark change. "You stand up there and you answer questions as an AfricanAmerican man," Jackson said, "and you sound intelligent and you carry yourself and conduct yourself to answer and let people know." The game Sunday provided a bigger platform than anybody in the organization could remember in the past two decades. The Warriors said they had more than 100 credential requests since Saturday for a total of about 220 media members approved. The team said there were only about 140 to 150 credentialed media for Game 3 on Thursday, and there were about 60 for regular-season game this past season. For the players, concentrating on the game might have been the toughest task. "As much as this is about basketball, this is life," Rivers said. "And our guys, they have family. They have friends. And that have cellphones. And I can't imagine how much they've been pulled on and talked to and what you should do and what you shouldn't do and what you should say."
Penguins go for kill against Jackets
With a 3-1 win over Columbus on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins have a chance to clinch the series Monday in Ohio. A Blue Jackets win would push the series to a Game 7.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — R.J. Umberger, one of the few Columbus Blue Jackets with playoff experience, thinks he knows what the Pittsburgh Penguins are thinking as they go for a knockout in Game 6 on Monday night. "Oh, there's no doubt they don't want to go to Game 7," Umberger said Sunday, a day after the Penguins grabbed a 3-2 lead in the first-round Stanley Cup series. "Before we even started, they were probably looking who they were going to play next anyway." The Penguins, nursing a M.A.S.H. unit of injuries all season, could use an extra day or two to rest before Round 2. Star defenseman Brooks Orpik didn't play on Saturday night. Pittsburgh is brimming with confidence coming off a 3-1 victory at home on Saturday night in which it played with more swagger, more physicality and more aggression than in the previous four games combined. "We had a great game last night and we're going into a loud building in Columbus with a chance to close out the series," Penguins forward James Neal said. "It's going to be the toughest game — it always is — the fourth (win)." As for the Blue Jackets, what else is new? They'll be desperate. They have faced playoff-like games for more than a month, battling just to make the postseason when the odds were against them, and now battling just to stay alive. "When your backs are against the wall it's the ultimate do or die," defenseman James Wisniewski said. "We've probably used that term a lot during the season, but it really applies now. It's either that or go home (for the offseason)." In taking Game 5, the Penguins locked down Columbus' attack and denied the Blue Jackets any kind of flow with the puck. On top of that, for the first time in the series they were on relatively even terms in hits (a 37-34 Columbus advantage) and won 25 of 35 faceoffs in the final two periods. "They were trying to establish their forecheck, but on our end, our forecheck was much better," said Pittsburgh defenseman Matt Niskanen. "They didn't have energy in the offensive zone or on the forecheck because of what we
were doing." Yes, the Penguins would love to take the loud and raucous crowd out of play early. Yes, they'd also love to get home and enjoy some R&R instead of playing in a pressure-packed Game 7 two days later in Pittsburgh against a team that has been a handful for them. They also know it won't be easy to get rid of the Blue Jackets. "We fully expect a huge response from their team," coach Dan Bylsma said. "They are going to give us their best. We have to match and exceed that." Sergei Bobrovsky kept the Blue Jackets in Game 5 by stopping 48 of 50 shots. Meanwhile, his counterpart in gold and black, MarcAndre Fleury, faced only 24 shots. The Blue Jackets are angry that the Penguins repeatedly made contact with or crowded last year's Vezina Trophy winner. That's something they vowed will not happen again. "We definitely need to be more physical and make them pay the price," said center Brandon Dubinsky. "They got away with a couple on Sergei." Columbus, which has trailed 1-0 and 2-1 in the series, must adapt if it wants to survive. "We've dealt with adversity all year," coach Todd Richards said. "We've had games where maybe we haven't played our best, or maybe the other team has just outplayed us, and we've responded the next game. I'm looking at this as a rebound game." The Blue Jackets have already collected the first playoff win in franchise history (Game 2) and the first home playoff win in the team's 13 seasons. Even though they face elimination, they say the pressure's still on the Penguins. "It's always been on Pittsburgh," defenseman Jack Johnson said. "They're the ones the so-called experts said were supposed to win the series. I guarantee they don't want to go back there for a Game 7." Meanwhile, the Penguins just try to keep doing what they did Saturday night. "We played our best game of the series and this is the way we need to play Monday, too," said forward Jussi Jokinen.
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Stat of the day
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May 3 May 4 Memphis Memphis 3 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
(13-34) May 1 Sacred Heart 3:30 p.m.
May 3 Central Florida Noon
May 3 Central Florida TBA
“That series was much tougher than maybe the results showed.” -Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara on the Bruins’ first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings, which the Bruins won 4-1
April 30 May 2 Holy Cross Memphis 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Tomorrow UMass 3 p.m.
April 30 Boston College 3:30 p.m.
The upcoming playoff series between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens will be the 34th between the two longtime rivals.
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May 4 Central Florida Noon
Golf April 27-29 American Athletic Conference Championship All day
Lacrosse (10-6) May 1 Big East Semifinals Georgetown TBA
Men’s Track and Field May 2-4 American Athletic Conference Championship TBA Chicago Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw celebrates after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Chicago Sunday. The Blackhawks won the series with a 5-1 win.
Women’s Track and Field
What's On TV NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m., NBCSN
Despite some horrendous mishaps from Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh has a chance to clinch a spot in the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Prior to Game 2 of this series, the Blue Jackets had never won a playoff game, but they have a chance to push it to a seventh and deciding game with a win at home Monday night.
NHL: San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings, 10 p.m., NBCSN
The Sharks have gone into the last two games of their series against the Kings with a chance to progress into the next round. Los Angeles has refused to die. After being outscored 17-8 in the first three games, the Kings have pushed this series to a sixth game by outscoring their in-state rival 9-3. In his shutout victory in Game 5, Jonathan Quick made 30 saves.
CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith had a goal and three assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks used a four-goal third period to finish off the St. Louis Blues with a 5-1 victory in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. Chicago won four in a row after a slow start in St. Louis. The defending Stanley Cup champions will play the winner of the Minnesota-Colorado series in the Western Conference semifinals. The Avalanche lead the Wild 3-2 heading into Game 6 in Minnesota on Monday night. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Andrew Shaw and Keith scored in the third period as the Blackhawks improved to 14-2 in home playoff games over the last two seasons. Corey Crawford made 35 saves, keeping Chicago in a tie game when St. Louis controlled the second period. T.J. Oshie scored for the Blues, who outshot the Blackhawks 36-27. Ryan Miller finished with 22 saves. St. Louis went 0 for 6 in 10 minutes of powerplay time over the first two periods, wasting a chance to take the lead. The Blues went 2 for 29 with the man advantage for the series. The Blackhawks also struggled on the power play, but they scored when it mattered most. With Jay Bouwmeester in the box for tripping, Keith made a nice stop to keep the puck in the St. Louis zone, then fired a pass over to Toews. The captain beat Miller over his right shoulder for a 2-1 lead just 44 seconds into the third period. It was Toews’ third goal of the series. He also scored on a breakaway in overtime of Friday night’s 3-2 win. Toews’ 23rd career postseason goal seemed to take the air out of the Blues, and it got even worse for St. Louis. Sharp got loose for a breakaway, shook off a stick to the face by defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and slid a shot past Miller. Sharp’s first point of the playoffs sent a charge through the towel-waving sellout crowd of 22,144, and there were mocking chants of “Mil-ler! Mil-ler!” as Shaw added his second goal of the series and helped set up Keith for his second. It was an eerily similar playoff exit for St. Louis to a year ago, when the Blues also were eliminated by the defending Stanley Cup champions in six games in the first round. In that 2013 playoff series, St. Louis won the first two games at home against Los Angeles, then lost four in a row. This year was supposed to be different, especially after the Blues acquired Miller from Buffalo on March 1. But they lost their last six games of the regular season, putting them in a first-round series against rival Chicago.
As first-round series continue, Montreal busy preparing for second-round series with Bruins
May 2-4 American Athletic Conference Championship TBA
Blackhawks beat Blues, win series in six games
BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are ready to add another chapter to one of hockey’s greatest rivalries. After eliminating the Tampa Bay Lightning in four games, Montreal is preparing to face Boston in the second round of the playoffs. It will be the 34th time the clubs have met in the postseason, more than any other two teams in North American pro sports, in a rivalry that dates back to 1929. “There’s been a rivalry between these two teams way before I was ever here and before I ever even knew about hockey,” Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges said Sunday. “When you look back at previous years, and you look at the history of the organizations, those are two great organizations that have a lot of pride.” Montreal holds a 24-9 edge in postseason series with Boston. This series could start as early as Thursday; teams will find out once the other firstround series are complete. Boston gets home-ice advantage because the Bruins finished ahead of Montreal with the best record (54-199) in the league. “When you play this team, you know you’re in for a tough night,” said Gorges. “Nothing comes easy against
Boston.” This will be his fourth time facing the Bruins in the playoffs. “You have to fight for everything,” Gorges said. “They’re very well structured. They don’t give you much. You have to fight for your real estate, to get on the inside, to get second chances in front of the net. They have some big bodies and a lot of talented players on that team who can create things out of nothing.” Thomas Vanek, acquired by the Canadiens from the Islanders at the trade deadline in March, is new to the rivalry. However, he knows what to expect from a team that eliminated his former club, the Sabres, from the playoffs in 2010. “They have some big forwards who can really grind you out,” he said. “We need to stay positive on the bench. Against Boston especially, it’s a team that doesn’t give up much. We have to adjust to a big team that plays well and is coached well.” Vanek has been particularly successful against the Bruins in his career with 62 points (30 goals, 32 assists) in 55 career games. “You have to beat some big teams to get the ultimate prize, and this is one of those teams,” he added. The Canadiens won three
Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty, left, jokes around with teammate Travis Moen during practice in Brossard, Quebec, Friday, April 25, 2014.
of four games against Boston, including both games at TD Garden. The Bruins have taken seven of the last 11 playoff games between the clubs. “What the Boston Bruins have done in the last few years in the playoffs is as good or better than any other team in the league,” said Gorges. “They’ve won a Stanley Cup in the last
(three) years, they were there again last year, they won the Presidents’ Trophy ... we haven’t accomplished any of that. We’re trying to surpass the top team. We know we have a great job ahead of us.” In their most recent postseason meeting in 2011, the Bruins won Game 7 in the first round in overtime. Boston went on to win its sixth Stanley Cup.
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This one’s on me
Monday, April 28, 2014
THE RACE IS BACK ON City win, Liverpool lose as race for EPL title heats up
This is my final column for The Daily Campus. Any good columnist adheres to the rule of not using the words “I” or “me” too frequently in their weekly column. However, this rule can be broken sometimes, and this is one of those times. Each week since my junior year, my goal was to tell you, the reader, a story. Today I would like to share one final story, my own. My UConn experience was not like most students here in Storrs. I started my college career at UConn’s regional campus by the sea, Avery Point. It was an experience I’m glad I had, despite not being on campus in 2011 when Kemba Walker led the Huskies back to glory. For me, that year will be defined by UConn football’s upset victory on Halloween weekend over West Virginia, when hoards of students rushed the field in celebration. It was also at Avery Point where I met one of my best friends, James Moran. Without his guidance and wisdom, I would have never made it through these four years. From political science classes to late night talks and countless Bruins hockey games, you have always been there for me and I am so happy to see your business become the success that it has. I finally arrived on the Storrs campus for sophomore year, a dream I thought was unattainable just a few years prior when I was barley passing high school chemistry. I wandered over to a small building on Dog Lane surrounded by construction and joined an organization that would change my life forever. My very first assignment for The Daily Campus was the typical rookie assignment, point-counter-point. I debated with another great writer, Andrew Callahan, on who would win the college football National Championship. From that first article, I was hooked. That winter I was overjoyed when the sports editor at the time, Matt McDonough allowed me to cover women’s hockey and, eventually, men’s hockey. If you’ve read my column before, you know that hockey is, and will always be, a large part of my life. Later that spring, I was sitting in the front row of the Phillip E. Austin building (it will always be CLAS to me) wearing my Patrice Bergeron jersey when the sweetest voice asked me, “Are they going to win tonight?” Mariah, we’ve been through a lot since that spring day. When I look back at the time we’ve spent together, I can’t help but smile ear to ear. You’ve made my final year here at UConn something to cherish. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us, which I am sure will be filled with sunny days. You are my companion, teammate, best friend and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love you. Most of my close friends know how deep my coffee addiction runs, but without it I would have missed out on a lot. I was chatting with then-editor-in-chief Melanie Deziel over a cup of coffee in the Union one day, when she encouraged me to apply for the open associate sports editor position. The rest was history.
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester City took charge of the Premier League title race as Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure scored firsthalf goals for a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. After leader Liverpool lost 2-0 against Chelsea at home, City cut its deficit to three points with one game in hand. If it wins the three remaining matches and keeps a superior goal difference, Man City will be crowned champions. Recovered from a thigh problem, Toure made a spectacular return to competition, setting up Dzeko’s opener in the fourth minute with a precise cross the striker headed home. The powerful midfielder then started and concluded a superb collective move two minutes before halftime with a curling shot. Chelsea slowed Liverpool’s title charge and kept its own chances alive with a 2-0 victory against the sloppy leaders. A resilient Chelsea beat a team on an 11-game league winning streak. Demba Ba seized on Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard’s slip in first-half stoppage time to make it 1-0. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge gave the ball away in the 90th minute and Chelsea launched a quick counterattack that Willian finished off. It was Liverpool’s first loss since falling at Chelsea four months ago. Chelsea is two points behind Liverpool with two games remaining.
Manchester City’s Yaya Toure celebrates after he scores a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park stadium in London. City won 2-0 to get back into the title race following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield.
Huskies swept by No. 12 Louisville on road By Jack Mitchell Staff Writer
The UConn baseball team now has just one win in its last six conference games after being swept by No. 12 Louisville in a three-game road set this weekend. The Huskies (21-22, 5-9 The American) managed just three runs across the three games, which included a shutout loss on Friday night and a one-run effort on Saturday. The Cardinals (3311, 11-4 The American) took game one 2-0, game two 6-1 and game three 8-2. Senior left hander Anthony Marzi, redshirt junior Jordan Tabakman and freshman Anthony Kay drew the starts for UConn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Marzi fared the best out of the three, pitching six innings and allowing just two runs on six hits in his 11th appearance of the season. Louisville stymied the
Huskies offensively all more catcher Max McDowell, weekend long, opening the sophomore infielder Nico series with a stout seven- Darras, junior left fielder inning performance by 2013 Jon Testani and sophomore Freshman All-American center fielder Jack Sundberg Kyle Funkhouser, who fin- led the Huskies with one hit ished the night with seven apiece. strikeouts and earned his The loss marked the secconference-leading eighth ond time this season UConn win of the season. has been held scoreless, with The Huskies’ past strug- its last shutout coming on gles with runners March 7 against in scoring position Florida in extra came back to haunt innings. them in game one, After being shutas they left 12 men out on Friday, on base and failed to UConn was only capitalize in a handable to put one run ful of prime opporon the board on Recap tunities, including Saturday, thanks to one with the bases a bases-loaded sacloaded in the top of the sixth. rifice fly in the top of the UConn finished Friday seventh from freshman secnight’s game having gone ond baseman Aaron Hill that 6-for-28 against Funkhouser plated McDowell, who fin– whose low-90s fastball ished the day 2-for-4. held the Huskies in check – The Cardinals shelled and the rest of the Cardinals’ Tabakman, tagging him pitching staff. for 11 hits and five runs in Junior right fielder Blake 5.1 innings before he was Davey, sophomore first base- replaced by redshirt freshman Bobby Melley, sopho- man righty Callahan Brown,
who combined with fellow relievers Max Slade and Michael Niego to toss the remaining 2.2 frames. Offensively, UConn once again couldn’t capitalize in key scoring situations, and was held scoreless with a runner on second in the top of the fourth, the bases loaded top of the fifth and with a runner on third in the top of the ninth. McDowell and Darras registered multi-hit games for the Huskies, who as a team finished 7-for-30 with seven strikeouts. The Cardinals completed the sweep with an 8-2 victory on Sunday afternoon, recording seven hits and scoring five runs off Kay, who lasted five innings and struck out six against only one walk. Louisville carried a 5-0 lead into the top of the fourth before the Huskies finally broke through, putting their first run on the board thanks to a wild pitch that scored Davey – who had reached on
a walk – from third base. UConn scored its second and final run of the afternoon in the top of the fifth, when a single from sophomore third baseman Bryan Daniello plated Sundberg, who had reached on a walk and then stolen second base. Despite another strong performance by freshman righty Pat Ruotolo in relief, Louisville’s lead proved insurmountable after the Cardinals tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the eighth, making it an 8-2 game. The Huskies have 13 games remaining on their regular season schedule, which ends on May 17. The stretch includes three key conference series against Memphis, Houston and Central Florida. UConn returns to action on Tuesday for a midweek matchup with UMass in Amherst, Mass. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Softball swept by Rutgers during conference road trip By Spencer Mayfield Campus Correspondent
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The UConn softball team celebrates during a game in Storrs last week. UConn was swept this weekend at Rutgers in their final series with the Scarlet Knights as conference foes.
The UConn softball team lost three games to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights this weekend 5-0, 4-3 and 7-3 in a conference series in Piscataway, N.J. The Rutgers offense set the tone for the weekend early in game one against UConn starting pitcher Lauren Duggan. The Scarlet Knights scored two runs off of three hits and one error in the bottom of the first inning. That would be enough scoring for the day as the UConn offense was completely shut down by Rutgers pitcher Alyssa Landrith. Landrith threw a complete game shutout with seven strikeouts while only allowing two hits.
Emily O’Donnell and Jacklyn Dubois had the only two hits for the Huskies on the day. Duggan was the losing pitcher for UConn, she allowed four runs on six hits, while walking three over five innings. Alyson Ambler pitched an inning in relief and allowed one run on two hits. In game two the Huskies took an early one-run lead in the second inning when Dubois scored on a throwing error. UConn added another run in the fifth inning when O’Donnell hit a solo home run to give the Huskies a two-run lead. UConn pitcher Kayla Doty was unable to hold onto the lead. After throwing five scoreless innings Doty allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Huskies
rally fell short in the seventh inning, as they were only able to get one run back. In game three, the UConn offense once again got off to an early lead after Ambler and Dubois each hit RBI singles in the fourth inning that gave the Huskies a two-run lead. Ambler also hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning. The Rutgers offense rallied back, scoring a run off of UConn starting pitcher Doty in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the seventh to tie the game. The big hit on the day came for Rutgers in the bottom of the eighth inning when Carly Todd hit a walkoff grand slam off of relief pitcher Lauren Duggan to end the game.