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Give & Go will return to the dorms
By Kim Wilson Staff Writer
UConn talk show goes cross-country Two members of UCTV appear on national TV.
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Students can reduce the hassle of moving out and make a difference in the lives of many by donating unwanted dorm room items and clothes to Give & Go during the week of finals. Give & Go, a program sponsored by UConn Community Outreach, donates all collected goods to local non-profit agencies. Volunteers will be collecting the items at 13 locations on campus from Wednesday, May 4 through
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Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The drop-off locations for donated items will be outside all residence halls, marked by tents. An off-campus drop-off site will be located at Celeron on May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The established goals for the Give & Go program are to reduce the amount of waste removed from campus during the week of move-out, to create involvement opportunities and streamline donation procedures for students and to assist local nonprofit agencies with the goods collected. Although the event is orga-
nized by UConn Community Outreach, the efforts to plan and execute the event come from many groups on campus and Mansfield residents. The Give & Go committee is comprised of members from Residential Life, Dining Services, the Office of Environmental Policy, Greek Life, Green Grads, the Town of Mansfield and ConnPIRG. In 2010, Give & Go pulled in a record-breaking 14,137 lbs. of donations, more than 300 volunteers and 23 non-profit agency recipients of the donated items. Recipients of the donated items
included the Covenant Soup Kitchen, No Freeze Homeless Shelter, United Services Domestic Violence Program and Tri-Town Shelter Services. “This event helps out local nonprofits greatly,” said Laura Pendergast, a 2nd-semester cognitive science major and involved volunteer for the Gove & Go project. “The items we give them go directly to people in need. It truly is a great cause… it’s environmentally friendly along with helping out the less fortunate,” Pendergast said.
To help make this year’s Give & Go program a success, students are encouraged to sign up to volunteer by visiting giveandgo. uconn.edu. Give & Go’s website also lists acceptable items for donation, as well as the 21 non-profit agencies that will be receiving donated goods this year. To help save the effort of unnecessary packing and to contribute to a campus-sponsored charitable cause, students are strongly encouraged to donate their unwanted items to Give & Go.
State against new fruity malt drink
Homer throws a tea party
By Olivia Balsinger Campus Correspondent
We have a situation UConn heads to Rutgers as Huskies try to keep Big East lead. SPORTS/ page 14 EDITORIAL: MENTAL HEALTH MORE IMPORTANT THAN FINALS Students should keep stress low during finals week.
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INSIDE NEWS: NJ SAYS BYE BYE TO CARL LEWIS
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Olivia Balsinger a 2nd-semester pre-journalism major and a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus, grabs a hot drink during tea time in Homer Babbidge library on Thursday.
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Voters against CFACT moving to Tier III By Liz Crowley Senior Staff Writer Collegians for a Constructive Tomorrow caused a wave of interest at UConn this semester when it applied to join nine out of 400 student groups with Tier III status, the highest rank an organization can reach. CFACT, a group that advocates using a private and freemarket solutions to environmental problems rather than government subsidies, applied Feb. 27 and posed a referendum question to student voters in late March. Out of 2,300 participants, 78 percent voted that they did not support CFACT receiving Tier III status. The application is controversial because Tier III groups have high accountability and receive a number of benefits. If CFACT gained Tier III status, all UConn students would have an optional $5 fee per semester that would go to the group. CFACT would receive an estimated $135,000 every year.
The group would be eligible for co-programming funds from the Student Union Board of Governors, be able to request for event space on campus, have high visibility at the Involvement Fair, be eligible for Student Organization Center services and be listed on the getinvolved@UConn website. “We have to be very explicit with any organization that serves in this role,” David Clokey, chair of Student Services and Activity Recommendation Committee, said. To review CFACT’s application, they take into account their budget, written petition, presentation to the committee and a student referendum question. Then, at the end of the semester, after evaluating all these factors, the committee will give their recommendation on if the organization should be given Tier III status to the provost and the chief financial officer. They will make their final decision this summer. “Tier III organizations have
a significantly greater level of accountability because there is a state statute that defines how they’ll be managed,” Clokey said. “They’re in essence receiving money directly from students.” The student body’s vote on the referendum is only one component of the application and doesn’t determine whether a group will receive the status, Clokey said. He said his committee wants to make sure the group meets the criteria of a Tier III group, have a proper plan on how they’ll spend their money and that they follow their constitution. Nicolas Tomboulides, an active member of CFACT and recently elected executive director for next year, said he thinks the student body voted against their getting Tier III status because of an “anti-CFACT smear campaign.” President of Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG), William Tobelman, said in an email
that he thought it was great CFACT applied for Tier III status, but this semester might not have been the best time because students are all “counting their pennies.” “Students [organizations] have their right to apply for these fees,” Tobelman said. “I have no opinion on CFACT receiving a higher status, although looking at certain Facebook pages, there seems to be numerous opinions on the issue.” The Facebook pages Tobelman referred to were created before the election began in March as part of an “anti-CFACT campaign,” as has been termed by members of CFACT. This was accompanied by flyers posted around campus that told students to vote against the CFACT referendum question. No person or student group has been directly linked to these actions. Salvatore Sodaro, a sophomore history major and editor-in-chief of UConn’s “Free
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It has been the school year of new alcoholic beverages – first came 4Loko. the popular energy drink and alcohol concoction that was the all the rage on campus until it was banned in Connecticut. Next came Cream – alcoholinfused whipped cream. And now Pabst Brewing Company has introduced a new alcoholic beverage this month – the fruit-flavored Blast by Colt 45. With an alcohol concentration of 12 percent by volume, sold in a plethora of fruit flavors and showcased in brightly colored bottles, it is no surprise that “Blast” is becoming a hit across college campuses, including at UConn. But considering a 23.5-ounce can of Blast contains the equivalent of 4.7 servings of alcohol, is this necessarily a good thing? As stated by Attorney General George Jepson, “Drinking one in less than two hours would qualify as ‘binge drinking’ under public health standards.” Jepson recently urged Pabst Brewing Company to greatly reduce the amount of alcohol in a single serving of the drink, in an effort to keep binge drinking to a minimum, especially for young people. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently declared binge drinking to be a major public health problem in the United States.” Jepsen said. “The CDC calculates that binge drinkers account for more than half of the 79,000 annual alcoholrelated deaths in the U.S.” “I think Blast would promote binge drinking. This kind of drinking is so big on campuses that it is not of question of trying to stop it, because that’s pretty unrealistic,” said Kelsey Schultz, 4th-semester political science major. “However, students should be properly educated about the dangers of it so it doesn’t become a serious health risk.” He also is hoping that the company stops targeting an audience that is below the legal drinking age of 21. Not only does the physical character of the cans make the drink seem fun and harmless, but the company has also hired hip-hop and rap artist Snoop Dogg to be its spokesman. Promotional videos are currently running on social media sites as well, furthering the attention of teenagers. “As can be seen in the way smoking became popular because of the advertisements, the same thing shouldn’t happen with drinking, where ‘cool’ promotions make kids want to drink more,” said Ashley West, 2ndsemester pre-pharmacy major.
What’s on at UConn today... Shave Ice Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Student, AsACC Rm. The sisters of the Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority are having their annual Shaved Ice Fundraiser!
Commuter Backyard Cookout 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Benton Courtyard Please join the Commuter Student Association for the last Commuter Escape of the semester.
Alumni Presentation 2011 3 to 4 p.m. Babbidge, Class of 1947 Rm. Honoring this year’s 2011 Honors Program Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, Nicole M. Lindsay.
CDN Spring Concert 7 to 8 p.m. Student Union Theatre Kick it with CDN for an hour of great a cappella!
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DAILY BRIEFING Ex-Bush lawyer facing trial for attempted murder
STAMFORD (AP) — A former Bush administration official charged with trying to kill his wife at their Connecticut home is headed toward a trial after plea negotiations with prosecutors failed. The Connecticut Post reports the attempted murder case of John Michael Farren was put on the trial list at Stamford Superior Court on Thursday during a brief hearing. A date for jury selection wasn’t set. The 58-year-old Farren was deputy White House counsel during President George W. Bush’s second term. He also served as undersecretary for international trade under Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush. Farren has pleaded not guilty. He is accused of beating his wife with a flashlight and choking her at their New Canaan home after she served him with divorce papers. He’s free on bail but under house arrest.
Norwalk police deny mom’s strip-search allegation NORWALK (AP) — Norwalk police are denying a claim that officers strip-searched a 33-year-old homeless woman accused of illegally enrolling her son in the city’s schools. Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling and Tanya McDowell’s attorney planned to meet Thursday to review video of McDowell’s arrest and booking on April 14. The Connecticut NAACP alleges officers strip-searched McDowell during that arrest. Chief Harry Rilling rejected the allegation Thursday, saying the booking was handled properly and that he stands behind his officers. McDowell was charged with larceny for allegedly stealing $15,686 in educational services from Norwalk by enrolling her son in a local elementary school under her baby sitter’s address.
Rocky Hill officer found dead in cruiser ROCKY HILL (AP) — Connecticut State Police say there appears to be no criminal aspect to what’s being called the untimely death of a Rocky Hill police officer found inside his cruiser at a local cemetery. State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says Rocky Hill police found 49-year-old Sgt. Leonard Kulas at Center Cemetery shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday, after he failed to respond to radio calls while he was on patrol. Rocky Hill Police Chief Michael Custer requested that the state police major crime squad investigate the death. Troopers say an initial review showed no apparent signs of any crime. The chief medical examiner’s office plans an autopsy Friday to try to determine what led to the death of Kulas, who had served with the department for 31 years.
Witness list release fought in home invasion
NEW HAVEN (AP) — A man charged in a deadly Connecticut home invasion is appealing a judge’s decision to release the names of potential witnesses for his trial. Lawyers for Joshua Komisarjevsky (koh-mih-sahr-JEV’-skee) plan to argue before the state Appellate Court potential defense witnesses fear harassment and threats if their names are publicized, jeopardizing his right to a fair trial. Superior Court Judge Jon Blue had ruled a witness list is ordinarily public and the defense hadn’t proved the need to keep it sealed. The Hartford Courant newspaper sought the list. Authorities say Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes killed Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters in 2007 in their home in Cheshire, a wealthy New Haven suburb. The men blame each other for escalating the crime.
State officials revoke parole of repeat rapist HARTFORD (AP) — State officials on Thursday revoked the parole of a convicted rapist and killer whom a judge once called a scary sexual predator who should be behind bars forever. The Board of Pardons and Paroles found that 50-year-old former Groton resident Edward Boyle Jr., missed a required group counseling session and went somewhere without his GPS tracking device. The board said his absence violated conditions of his release. Boyle took part in the hearing in Waterbury through a videoconference from the Brooklyn Correctional Institution, where he’s being held. “I followed the rules and procedures,” Boyle said. “I’m not sure what more I could have done.”
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NJ says bye bye to Carl Lewis CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the state’s four-year residency rule for political candidates that knocked former Olympic great Carl Lewis off the ballot. Judge Noel Hillman ruled Thursday that the residency requirement doesn’t violate Lewis’ guarantee of equal protection under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Lewis lawyer Bill Tambussi argued that the rule is unconstitutional. Lawyers for New Jersey and members of the state’s Republican Party said the rule has been on the books for 167 years and is part of the state Constitution. Tambussi said he will appeal to the state’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. A separate challenge has been filed in state appeals court. Lewis, a nine-time Olympic gold medalist, is pursuing a Democratic bid for state Senate. He is a New Jersey native but owns a home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and a business in Los Angeles. Republican Secretary of State Kim Guadagno ruled that Lewis didn’t meet the residency rule. She ordered Lewis’ name stricken from the Democratic primary ballot in the 8th District in southcentral New Jersey. Lewis, 49, grew up in Willingboro. He attended college in Texas and later bought and sold at least three homes in California. He testified that he now lives in Medford, a township of about 25,000 residents All sides agreed there is urgency to decide the case because ballots for the June primary are supposed to be mailed Friday. Lawyers for the three effected counties said ballots can be delayed for about a
This file photo shows Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis gestures while speaking during a news conference to announce his candidacy for the state Senate.
week without interfering with the election. Some 220,000 residents live in the traditionally Republican district. The judge refused to stop the printing and mailing of ballots. Tambussi is seeking a stay as part of his appeal. “All Carl Lewis wants to do is run for office,” Tambussi said. “We’re going to keep going.” Lewis was out of town Thursday and didn’t attend the hearing. Last week, Lewis testified for two hours before an administrative law judge who heard the initial ballot challenge brought by Republicans. The judge’s recommendation that Lewis be allowed to run was reversed by Guadagno. Hillman, Thursday’s judge, agreed to rule on whether the state’s residency regulation is con-
stitutional but deferred questions on the merits of Guadagno’s decision to the state appellate panel. Hillman weighed the reasons for the residency rule, which include giving candidates time to learn the areas they want to represent, preventing political carpetbagging and giving voters time to get to know the candidates. Though Tambussi made the case that Lewis is already known internationally for his track feats — “he’s the Bruce Springsteen of track,” the lawyer argued — Hillman seemed swayed by the Republican argument that the residency rule is valid because voters need time to get to know their candidates. “It’s to know the candidate— not know his name or how many gold medals he has, but to know
where the candidate stands on the issues,” said Mark Sheridan, a lawyer for the Republican challengers. “It’s not about knowing how fast he was in the Olympics, but what he’d do for the voters of the 8th District.” In the 1980s and ‘90s, Lewis was noted for his blistering pace and dominance of the long jump and 100-meter dash. He won Olympic golds in the 100 and 200 meters, long jump and 400-meter relay in Los Angeles in 1984. At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, he triumphed in the 100 meters and long jump. In the 1992 Games in Barcelona, he took the long jump and anchored the U.S. 400 relay team, which won in world record time. He won his fourth straight Olympic gold in the long jump in 1996 in Atlanta.
Only a handful of Tier III groups, applications for upgrade infrequent from VOTERS, page 1 Press,” said his publication was not behind the flyers or the campaign, although they do not disagree with its goal. “It was a fair election process and at the end of the day [the students] decided not to support them,” Sodaro said. “The students made their decision.” Sodaro shared Tobelman’s sentiments. He said he is “not down with” spending more money to attend UConn. Andrew Provencher, current president of CFACT, and Tomboulides both said students who did not want to fund CFACT could opt out of the fee on their bill, just as they can for the ConnPIRG fee. Sodaro said that opting out of a fee is fair but only if a majority of students voted in support of the fee in the first place. “I don’t think the democratic or fairness process was subverted in anyway,” Sodaro said. Currently, the only student organizations with Tier III status are The Daily Campus, the Graduate Student Senate, Nutmeg Yearbook, Connecticut Public Interest Group (ConnPIRG), Student Union Board of Governors, University of Connecticut Student Television, the Undergraduate Student Government and WHUS Radio. Clokey said CFACT’s application created a controversy on campus because it happens infrequently. It is a long process with specific guidelines from the university and the state. Most of the time student groups
are happy with their Tier II status and the money they can raise on their own or receive from the USG funding board. “We want to make sure students understand the process… and that the organization meets the guidelines that the state has set,” Clokey said. Provencher said he wants the group to get Tier III status because they offer something new to the campus. He said they have a conservative philosophy that believes in an enterprise solution to environmental problems. Provencher said that while other groups look to government aid, CFACT thinks there is a wealth of private ingenuity. “It is important to have different avenues on campus where students can work toward goals we believe in and different ways to get there,” Provencher said. One of Tomboulides and Provencher’s main reasons that they should receive the higher status was that the university has given the ConnPIRG Tier III status. Tomboulides said they are the conservative counterpart to ConnPIRG; the two groups have similar goals but different ideologies on how to achieve the goals. Provencher said that ConnPIRG might represent the majority of students on campus, but also it is the university’s responsibility to make sure that all groups, all political sides, are represented and available for students to get involved with. He said he believes in order to be equally represented they must have
equal financial support. “We are a public university… it is the university’s job that majorities and minorities should be represented and, in this case, it means funding,” Provencher said. “If you do have opposing views on campus they should be equally supported and funded.”
“CFACT comes off as an environmental organization… but it didn’t seem to me that they were truthful.” Salvatore Sodaro
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Sodaro said his organization discussed CFACT’s application and came to a general consensus that the information put out by the group was “shady” and dishonest. He said the group claims to be an environmental group but appears to be supported by the oil and coal industry. “CFACT comes off as an environmental organization… but it didn’t seem to me that they were truthful,” Sodaro said. “It seems that they put on the façade of it because most college students would like that. It seems as if they are trying to kill the competition [ConnPIRG].” Sodaro said he thought CFACT was trying to get funding for the sake of getting funding. He is a member
of ECOalition, a coalition of student leaders from environmental groups on campus, and said that CFACT has only been to one meeting this semester and none that he can remember previously. “At this point you have to imagine they are drumming for the money rather than environment,” Sodaro said. Tobelman said one benefit of Tier III status is that it offers financial security. An organization of this status can be sure there will be funding for the year, whereas a Tier II group’s financial situation is partially at the whim of the USG budget. However, he also said that it isn’t necessary to have Tier III status for some advantages. “Receiving Tier II is just as beneficial to any group, allowing for access to the resources and such that Tier III organizations receive,” Tobelman said. Tomboulides said that the funding and support gained from Tier III status would help the group bring in more notorious speakers and hold bigger events. So far the group has had a few speakers and shown a few movies, but with more funding Tomboulides said they could do more. Provencher said they would greatly increase their programming, have a campaign for African aid, a campaign on the effect of green house gas, fund state park trips and bring in more guest speakers.
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Tornadoes devastate South
PLEASANT GROVE, Ala. (AP) — Firefighters searched one splintered pile after another for survivors Thursday, combing the remains of houses and neighborhoods pulverized by the nation’s deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades. At least 280 people were killed across six states — more than two-thirds of them in Alabama, where large cities bore the half-mile-wide scars the twisters left behind. The death toll from Wednesday’s storms seems out of a bygone era, before Doppler radar and pinpoint satellite forecasts were around to warn communities of severe weather. Residents were told the tornadoes were coming up to 24 minutes ahead of time, but they were just too wide, too powerful and too locked onto populated areas to avoid a horrifying body count. “These were the most intense super-cell thunderstorms that I think anybody who was out there forecasting has ever seen,” said meteorologist Greg Carbin at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. “If you experienced a direct hit from one of these, you’d have to be in a reinforced room, storm shelter or underground” to survive, Carbin said. The storms seemed to hug the interstate highways as they barreled along like runaway trucks, obliterating neighborhoods or even entire towns from Tuscaloosa to Bristol, Va. One family rode out the disaster in the basement of a funeral home, another by huddling in a
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Diane Crosby, left, and her sister Kristy Bohannon, right, walk through Crosby’s home near Eclectic, Ala. on Thursday following a Wednesday night tornado. President Barack Obama said he would visit Alabama Friday to view damage.
tanning bed. In Concord, a small town outside Birmingham that was ravaged by a tornado, Randy Guyton’s family got a phone call from a friend warning them to take cover. They rushed to the basement garage, piled into a Honda Ridgeline and listened to the roar as the twister devoured the house in seconds. Afterward, they saw daylight through the shards of their home and scrambled out. “The whole house caved in on top of that car,” he said. “Other than my boy screaming to the Lord to save us, being in that car is what saved us.” Son Justin remembers the
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Mental health more important than finals
t’s no secret that with finals week comes sleep deprivation, last-minute cramming and, above all, the stress associated with the pressure to do well. With finals week soon upon us, thousands of UConn students will spend hours holed up in Homer Babbidge Library with their textbooks, pulling those infamous all-nighters and consuming superfluous amounts of caffeine. But while these study tactics may prove to be successful for some students, and while it is no doubt important to perform well on your exams, it is even more important to take care of yourself first. The stress of final exams can take a toll on both your mind and body. During the next week, many students will be sleeping less than they normally would and eating protein bars and Monster drinks in substitution of real meals. Between those 15-page papers and two-hour cumulative exams, it can be challenging to find time to squeeze in the work you need to do, much less keep your eyes open to actually take the exam. But to avoid going into burnout mode before your exams even begin, try to put your health first before getting that “A.” Acing exams are guaranteed to boost your GPA and earn you a desirable grade in your class, but potentially compromising your well being in order to achieve this doesn’t make it worth it. It may sound redundant, but just because it is finals week, don’t sacrifice what may seem trivial, such as eating healthily or going to the gym. One hour spent at the gym each day, will not cost you 10 points on your final in the long run and your brain functions much better on real meals as opposed to five cups of coffee. Force yourself to take breaks. Take a 10-minute walk outside, flip through a magazine, cook a meal or go grab a drink at Starbucks. Go to the library not just to pour over PowerPoints, but relieve some stress by taking advantage of the therapy dogs. Get an actual full night’s worth of sleep – you owe it to yourself. No matter how difficult you anticipate your final to be, pulling an all-nighter may just end up making you feel more sluggish in the morning. If you stay organized and prioritize the tasks you need to accomplish, forcing your brain to perform while functioning on no sleep probably won’t be necessary. Approaching your finals in a healthy state of mind is the first step in performing well. Good luck on your finals Huskies and have a great summer! The Daily Campus editorial is the official opinion of the newspaper and its editorial board. Commentary columns express opinions held solely by the author and do not in any way reflect the official opinion of The Daily Campus.
I just saw a hipster on the blue line that had an uncanny resemblance to my father in the early 80’s. It wasn’t cool then, nor is it cool now. What would my last day at the gym be without one final naked old man in the locker room? It must be fun to pick the InstantDaily on the last day of class and crush the dreams of so many graduating seniors who will never be able to get in again. Facebook keeps saying Mandeldove is a “person I may know.” Yeah, I know him, and that’s the reason he isn’t my friend. The next person who uses those small rooms in the library by themselves is going to find themselves unwillingly part of my study group. Best thing I heard all day, said by some guy walking through Garrigus: “Pie is like cake’s hot cousin.” My friend’s description of where a callous on her foot is: “You know, kind of where it would be if your feet had boobs.” I’m rationing my soap to last me to the end of the semester because I just spent 30 bucks at the bar. At least I have my priorities in line. From Putnam G&G Brunette to secret admirer: I love you, who ever you are, for the mere fact that your post created hair police to specify hair tone and color. SHOW YOURSELF! The one thing I learned from SUBOG’s egg hunt today: there’s a ton of very brightly colored garbage laying around this campus. Keep it in the trash cans, UConn!
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Advice to my freshman self
ear freshman Taylor, You’re not at UConn yet, but you will be soon. When you transfer schools and move back to Connecticut, you’re going to think that it’s the end of the world. You will kick and scream the whole way and have many sleepless nights wondering how you ended up in the one place you wanted to avoid. Many depressing journal entries and Pink Floyd playlists will be inspired. Once you get here, you’ll spend the first few weeks wandering around and taking obscure routes that take twice as long to get to class. Stop walkBy Taylor Trudon ing around with a Commentary Editor map that’s twice the length of your armspan. You look like a Disney World tourist. I don’t care that this campus is the size of a small European country – do not be “that girl.” You’ve never had a sister before, but you’re going to join an awesome communications organization and meet some really cool new “sisters.” They geek out about magazines just like you do and quote “The Devil Wears Prada” too. It’s going to rock your world. Spoiler alert: you’re also going to meet Tom Hanks when you win that scholarship. Try to resist the urge to scream, “There’s no crying in baseball!” When you write your weekly columns for The Daily Campus, don’t take things so personally. No one cares what KittyCat1992 thinks. You shouldn’t either. It’s called commentary for a reason. Don’t wear flip-flops to X-Lot during Spring Weekend. Your feet might be a little cut up by the end of the night. Stop wasting time pining after the John Nelsons of the world, the bad boys with the flannel shirts that skip class. Go find yourself a nice Anthony Michael Hall who’s an engineer-
ing major. Hint: he’s probably at the library. But wait, you say – what about that boy in my communications class with the adorable moccasins that I’ve been crushing on for a halfa semester? Yeah, he’s gay. Sorry. Skip those political science lectures with the football players that hold 300-plus seats, but do not skip bio lab or those women’s studies seminars.
“Remember the really good moments. Remember an umbrella. Remember to save all of your Word documents..” Don’t panic if you sleep in. You can sleep till 9:45 a.m and it’s entirely possible to make it to your 10 a.m. exam. Take advantage of the plethora of free food and free T-shirts that can be found on this campus – once you get out into the real world, nothing is free. I hear the American Red Cross gives out cookies when you donate blood. Get on that. Speaking of food, keep a stash of chocolate in your desk drawer for emergencies. Just don’t eat it all at once. Go to the bar on a Wednesday night. Be silly, but not stupid. Observe holidays like Halloween, but when that commuter student dressed as a plumber asks for your number at Carriage, give him a fake one, and not your real one (trust me, you’ll save yourself an awkward conversation later). When you go to a party, don’t throw your black North Face behind the couch with everyone else’s. Everyone has a North Face at college and in their inebriated state, someone will grab yours to take home at 3 a.m., leaving you to walk home in negative temperatures without a jacket. You’re going to screw up on that Advanced
Reporting midterm senior year. Don’t beat yourself up too bad. You’re not striving to be the next Nellie Bly, and that’s okay. When you get writer’s block, close your laptop and go to bed. Spending five hours on Facebook looking for “inspiration” will just make you more sleep-deprived. You’ll have an idea in the morning, I promise. Go to a football game, even if you don’t understand what’s going on. In life, you get to pick your major and the floral comforter you got from Target that will adorn the extra-long twin bed in your dorm, but you do not get to pick your family members. But don’t worry, the craziest families make for the best stories—and Huffington Post blog posts. Remember the really good moments. Remember an umbrella. Remember to save all of your Word documents – especially when you’re writing a 10-page paper. Things will be bad. Then they will get better. You’re going to have some pretty amazing “pinch me please” moments in the next few years and middle school dreams will come true, so get ready. A wise person once said good things come to those who wait. Allow me to clarify: good things come to those who work really hard. But I don’t need to tell you this. Just keep doing what you’re doing and everything will fall into place. When life hands you bruised, smushed fruit that tastes like crap, I want you to make an Edible Arrangement that would put Martha Stewart to shame. Got it? Take some deep breaths. Get a yoga DVD. You’ll be fine. Love, Your Senior-Self P.S. Don’t get bangs. I know you love Zooey Deschanel, but her hairstyle doesn’t love you back. Thanks.
Commentary Editor Taylor Trudon is an 8thsemester journalism major. She can be reached at Taylor.Trudon@UConn.edu.
A much-needed note this time of year: Relax.
itting in Starbucks yesterday, a girl at the table next to me was practically screaming about how her friend had gotten mad at her for accidently eating her Wendy’s when she was drunk. Apparently the Wendy’s was on the back car seat, the friend left for a few minutes and the force of hunger took over. This By Michelle Wax then resulted in a sevStaff Columnist en-minute rant about how stressful her friend had been since the incident and about how she couldn’t handle it. All this over a Junior Bacon Cheeseburger. It was hard for me not to laugh. As witness to many stressful situations over my past three years here at UConn, I’ve come to one gigantic conclusion – we need to relax. Our entire lives are filled with pressures. Professors telling us what needs to be done, pressures from parents and peers to make the most of our time, the list goes on and on. In an atmosphere of “go-gogo,” it’s difficult to break from the
status quo and take an extra hour here or there to enjoy ourselves and life in general. Even if we do take the occasional hour to update our Facebook (almost as soothing as a massage), often it’s with a status such as: “FML so much to do” or “Get me to Friday.” What we have to do next is constantly on our mind, not just in school but also in everyday activities.
“Over 80 percent of adult Americans report they are stressed.” Stress engulfs the student population, but why does it have to? The benefits of taking time to relax and enjoy life outweigh the negatives of stress so greatly it’s just absurd that we’re constantly stressing about school work, jobs, other people, and even the weather. I’ve never heard of stress actually helping a situation. Often the stress we add to a problem or
process escalates the importance or significance. So what happens if you don’t finish or resolve something that’s stressing you out? Contrary to popular belief, your world will not explode. I doubt it will even quiver. There’s a strong mindset in the college population that if everything is not done perfectly and on time, you have failed. If every relationship, job and friendship is less than perfect (which is realistically the majority of the time), we believe that life could be better. Thinking about what could be won’t get rid of your stress, concern and worry. Living in the moment and enjoying every minute will. It’s hard. Our whole lives we are taught to be perfect. We’re criticized when we get an answer wrong in first grade. We’re pushed to be the best dodgeball player in gym class. The pushing doesn’t stop. The majority of American adults are filled with stress in a number of areas. In fact, over 80 percent of adult Americans report they are stressed. If we’re not stressed – something is wrong, we could be
doing better. How has it become that stress is the norm in America? I met a man from the Netherlands the other day. Throughout our pleasantries, it came up that he had retired a few years ago from being Naval Pilot at the young age of 60. His wife was originally from Massachusetts and had attended UConn. He still planned on working for many more years. There was one statement that stuck with me, however: “Americans work until they die – it’s ridiculous.” It is ridiculous. So in the midst of the end of school and whatever you’re up to this summer, take time to realize that it’s not just okay to relax – it’s actually extremely important. Enjoy where you are at this moment and try not to stress about what’s ahead. Except for the traumatic case of the missing cheeseburger incident – everything normally works out.
Staff Columnist Michelle Wax is a 6thsemester management major. She can be reached at Michelle.Wax@UConn.edu
good news is, President Obama was born in America. is, so was Donald Trump.” – Jay Leno
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Daily Campus, Page 5
Obama campaign butts heads with presidency
resident Barack Obama has recently announced his plans to run in the 2012 presidential campaign. His bid for re-election should come as no shock to anyone who has lived in America – or anywhere that isn’t a cave. What should also come as no shock to anyone is the fact that his announcement of running has already set the “Obama 2012” campaign into full swing. Operating out of the White House, Obama’s people are By Tyler McCarthy already beginning to generate buzz for his re-election with Staff Columnist viral content such as the “I’m in” campaign, as well as fundraising events and websites. He’s pulling out all the stops, recognizing what made him successful twoand-a-half years ago and what he can improve on. It would seem that he is in great shape to be a likely candidate for the presidency, now if only that pesky current presidency wouldn’t get in the way. The question has to be asked, is it too early for the president to campaign this hard? While it’s true that an incumbent starting an early campaign is nothing new in America, given the serious issues that face our country today, can we trust the president to both be an impartial leader and a presidential hopeful? So far I’d say that we can’t because he’s already begin-
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ning to ruin his credibility on the debate over our national debt, perhaps the biggest problem facing our nation today.
“With an entire year leading up to the election, Americans should wary about their leader having such a...hindrance to his decision-making abilities.” Only two months after the president said that there was no reason to have an “Obama budget plan,” he gave a speech at Washington University where he not only proposed his own plan, but gave a scathing review of Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s opposing plan. Sitting in the audience as an invited guest, Ryan had to listen to the president publicly state that Ryan wanted to “change the social compact in America,” and that his plan was not “serious or courageous.” It would appear that the Obama campaign isn’t waiting for a Republican candidate to be announced
Better to be strong than polite
(or even thought about). He’s ready to campaign in 2011 and, by God, he’s going to do it with Ryan is in his crosshairs. But what about the Obama who said that both parties would solve the budget crisis parties while “reaching across partisan lines?” It seems like that’s a pretty hard thing to do now that he’s so clearly drawn his line in the sand. But glaring contradictions in policy aside, it’s important for Americans, even those who whole heartedly support Obama, to keep a watchful eye on the president and how his campaign will affect his decision making. Anyone who has ever had to lead a group of people knows that it’s almost impossible to get those people to like you 100 percent of the time and anyone who is actively aiming to be popular over being a leader, cannot be considered an effective leader. Why the rush anyway? Obama himself told CNN that he hoped republicans would “realize that there will be plenty of time to campaign for 2012 in 2012.” Why not take a bit of his own advice? Or did he only mean republicans who oppose his policies? Or perhaps he sees a difference between a person campaigning for himself and a president having other people with white house recourses do it for him. Maybe Obama is capable of setting aside his
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I was appalled by Tyler McCarthy’s April 25th article, “Why ‘strong’ woman portrayal is bad for women”. McCarthy argues that the portrayal of strong, confident women with tough attitudes in movies is bad for women as a whole because they won’t learn to be “polite”, “kind”, and “feminine”. I don’t disagree that the “bad-ass woman” trope can be problematic. It’s sad that actresses do not have a wider range of female parts to choose from, and are often pigeon-holed into one of a limited number of acceptable roles. As McCarthy mentioned, there are many ways for a person to demonstrate strength in character. However, McCarthy goes about his critique in the entirely wrong way. His concern doesn’t seem to be that women’s film roles are limited, but that women are not learning to be appropriately feminine. This societal perception that women should be unobtrusive, deferential, and keep their mouths shut is detrimental to women. It keeps women from pursuing their goals and silences women from speaking out against injustices. McCarthy is unknowingly enforcing one of the most ingenious forms of social control available – if a woman is too sassy, too demanding, too outspoken, or maybe just too right, just call her a cold-hearted b**ch to completely undermine her character and arguments. This article tells us more about McCarthy’s own insecurities than the state of the film industry for women. In his last paragraph he states that strong female characters make him feel guilty “for simply being a man”. If a woman being strong, in-charge, and generally awesome makes McCarthy uncomfortable, that’s an issue for him to deal with on his own time. - Tess Koenigsmark
Professor accused of making racist slur Personally, I’m shocked and offended by the article that ran April 25th 2011 regarding a professor accused of racist remarks... But for all of the wrong reasons. I, too, am a minority on the UConn campus - seriously, I’m black AND gay. So I completely get being proud of who you are - and Born This Way by Lady Gaga is totally my anthem. Perhaps that’s why I don’t throw around the term “racist” like it’s a polite accusation. What is being demonstrated could easily be classified as reverse racism - this professor was clearly trying to explain the modern usage of “the n-word” and demonstrate what people have been saying for YEARS now. Seriously, read “A Question of Language” by Gloria Naylor - you can see that “that word” is completely subject to connotation - if it is said with the intention of being racist... Well, then sure, of course it is. However, I could just as easily do the same with any other word, because everything in language is subject to connotation. A glance at the Facebook comment of the student who filed the complaint is further evidence of the true racism here; he notes that his anthropology class is “mostly” white, and they were laughing... So naturally, this entire class is racist? I’ve talked to at least two of the “colored” - I mean, “African-American...” You know, the not-Caucasian kids from the class. You know what they said? The lecture was damn funny, and damn illuminating. Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but feel that the issues with racism aren’t as black and white as they seem. - Ricky Holtz
Re: TA accused of making racial slur Every instructor can recall when a student misinterpreted the goal of a lecture, but the occasions are thankfully rare when students, because of their interpretation, accuse the instructor of racism and pursue administrative action. Like my colleague Benjamin Purzycki, I have also taught about racism in the introductory 1000-level “Other People’s Worlds” course. The Department of Anthropology owns the 2004 documentary “The
N-Word” that uses uncensored clips of Chris Rock and other comedians, music, historical primary sources, and spoken word to help viewers understand how the word “nigger” holds America hostage. After I show the documentary in class, I remind students that our classroom is a place of trust and openness. I ask students to repeat the word “nigger” after me so that we can reclaim our power over the word. We then have a useful discussion using it instead of “the n-word.” It is an awkward experience, but the class discussions have always been phenomenal. No student has ever accused me of being a racist afterward, probably because I am black. One point of Purzycki’s lecture that only some people are allowed to say certain things rings true, especially since he is a white man who apparently cannot use the word “nigger” in a lecture about racism. Any student who feels offended by the word “nigger” is also supposed to be offended by the broader concepts that continue to give it power: oppression, ignorance, inequality, de jure and de facto discrimination, and the legacy of slavery in the United States. Anthropology is a discipline that encourages students to understand human problems by acknowledging their own privilege and by considering perspectives beyond their own. Achieving these goals means that students will often be uncomfortable with topics discussed, but they are also learning to think critically in ways they have previously never been asked to do. Instructors who do not avoid sensitive topics risk offending students even when instructors, especially graduate student instructors, have few protections and means to defend themselves at a time when they are building their fledgling careers. Students who feel offended by what they hear in a lecture should first meet with the instructor to discuss the perceived offense. Administrators faced with offended students should investigate the perceived offense fully and hear the lecture/materials themselves so that they can fairly assess the situation and build an environment devoid of academic censorship. - Shan-Estelle Brown, Ph.D.
Super hero fans offended by ignorance I am writing in regards to the article “This summer’s hottest flicks” published April 26 about a very serious issue. The author should release a shameful apology to the comic fanboys at UConn. The article prominently features a slew of superhero movies coming out this summer, but is sadly filled with loads of inaccuracies. First of all, the article claims “Thor” is the first of four Marvel movies coming out this summer, when actually there are three, because “Green Lantern” is a DC Comics creation. This is innocent enough, as GL is not as yet a household name. However, the article also states that Captain America is the first of two avenger films, completely neglecting Thor his place as an “Avenger.” The errors continue, as the squad of intergalactic peacekeepers in “Green Lantern” is referred to as simply “the Green Lanterns.” The author obviously has no respect for this group, as their name is officially the “Green Lantern Corps.” The most sinister mistake is the description of “X-men: First Class,” “which features younger versions of Doctor X and Magneto.” Doctor X? Really? Now, I have no doubt that Charles Xavier earned his Ph. D. sometime in his famed life, but calling him Dr. X? That name is just two letters short of describing the story of a relentlessly promiscuous physician. You don’t need to have watched all 86 episodes of the X-men cartoon as a kid to know that he goes by the title “Professor.” That’s just common knowledge. The Daily Campus is clearly neglecting the geek demographic so everpresent on Storrs campus, a demographic Natalie Abreu plainly doesn’t fit in. I implore The Daily Campus to apologize to the entire geek community and hire an adequate amount of geeks to cover these events in the future to ensure that this disastrous assault and misrepresentation of our culture doesn?t continue. After all, superheroes and comics are mainstream now, so The Daily Campus should get with the program. - Stephen Steben
hopes of a second term for the good of the country. Maybe he’ll wait to pull out the big guns when election time reaches a bit closer. However, Jim Messina, Obama’s 2012 campaign manager recently said, “We have to act not like an incumbent. We have to act like an insurgent campaign that wakes up every single day trying to get every single vote that we can. So every single day we’ve got to go scratch and claw for those votes.” To me, that doesn’t sound like the strategy of a campaign that’s going to be willing to make tough or unpopular decisions. With an entire year leading up to the election, Americans should be wary about their leader having such a debilitating hindrance to his decision-making abilities. It’s important that we all keep the president under a bit of a microscope in the coming year and make sure that he has the best interest of America in mind rather than the best interest of his campaign. The strategy that he is adopting for re-election does not leave much room for the public to waiver in their support of him.
Staff columnist Tyler McCarthy is a 4th-semester journalism and political science double major. He can be contacted at Tyler.McCarthy@UConn.edu.
Reflection from an exchange student
Permit a foreign exchange student who has enjoyed his year here in UConn immensely to pass on a few remarks. My first such one is that of the UConn police. I am truly baffled at it. Your head officer earns a quarter million each year (more than the head of the NYPD), to do what? Criminalise hard working students just because they have drank and/or have cannabis in their possession? I for one find it absolutely ludicrous that there are so many police on campus. America has a problem with its prison industrial complex and UConn is a perfect example of this over policing and silly criminalisation of youths. Overall the student body are very well behaved and rarely do something to justify the amount of police on campus. It merely, as noted above, criminalises young students who otherwise are hardworking, conscientious members of the UConn community. Furthermore I will forever be in amazement that UConn students are making a greater effort to legalize possession of marijuana rather than lower the legal drinking age. It is far easier to come across alcohol thus increasing its consumption. Alcohol poisoning is a far greater issue amongst students on campus than smoking marijuana. It is something that I urge the USG to take a greater lead on around campus in the future. Huskywatch and Guard dog does not suffice, this is a campus of over 15,000 of which on a weekend a fair proportion are drinking. Two services for a campus of this size is not good enough. Surely there is a market out there for someone to have a private taxi service? I do have one note in relation to an article written on Friday the 23rd. It pertains to comedy and religion. I profusely disagree. Comedians make fun of religion because of its ridiculous nature. Indeed contrary to the author of the article the best kind of comedy makes you think and confront what you hold dear in life. Comedy is not merely about laughing, it is about challenging oneself. To say otherwise is to misunderstand comedy and indeed shows a poverty of thought in the authors article. - Brian Mahon
Re: Comedian story
This is in response to Tyler McCarthy’s April 22 column “Comedians who preach religion’s ills are not funny.” Apparently, McCarthy has appointed himself as an authority on what is funny. The author claims that he “would never in a million years deny a comedian this creative license.” He then goes on to insist that comedians should not discuss religion as such jokes are never truly funny. He concludes that “true comedy” should not involve making the audience reevaluate its beliefs. Comedy almost always involves some form of social commentary, whether it be South Park, Monty Python, or Pinky and the Brain. Moreover, this form of comedy is often highly entertaining while also highlighting important social issues. McCarthy took particular issue with Ricky Gervais, who published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Why I’m an Atheist.” Gervais wrote this article because, as a famous person who is also an atheist, he gets asked this question often. The article was serious and articulate, with no obvious intention of disrespect. He was not writing as a comedian, but rather as a human being expressing his ideas. McCarthy was aware of this, but still felt that since the article was not funny, Gervais had no business publishing it. How is it fair to require that comedians never be serious? We do not demand our actors never break character. McCarthy feels that Gervais should not have used his fame “as a pulpit for his ideals.” As I understood it, Gervais’s article was not intended to convert people to atheism, but rather to express his views on the subject so that people could understand them. There are many famous people who use their fame to advance a cause: John Lennon, Lady Gaga, and Bono are just a few examples. McCarthy’s true issue is that he was personally offended. Rather than condemning all comedians who provoke thought and all famous people with opinions, McCarthy should simply stop listening to comedians he dislikes. - Maureen Malley
What are your summer plans? – By Wynne Hamerman
“Starring in ‘Bring it on 13 All or Nothing’ and then all of it again.”
“Sitting in the Hilltop Apartments parking lot waiting for Caroline Doty to come back.”
“Traveling all through Europe and coming back to Connecticut to visit the friends I made.”
“Counting down the days till I’m 21 – 67 to be exact – and living at the beach.”
Taylor Kielpinski Rogers, 6th-semester sports management major
Martin Summa, 6th-semester sport management major
Brittany Wong, 6th-semester kinesiology major
Tyler Walsh, 6th-semester coaching and sports administration major
The Daily Campus, Page 6
Friday, April 29. 2011
Gadhafi gives guns gladly
Belgium moves closer to ban wearing burqas in public
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium has taken a major step toward banning burqa-type Islamic dress in public when its lower house of parliament overwhelmingly backed the measure. After Thursday’s approval, the senate still has several weeks to decide whether to put the bill up for further discussion and another vote. The Belgian legislature already came close to approving such legislation last year, but the process was held up at the last moment when the governing coalition collapsed.
Suicide bomber kills 8 at Shiite mosque in Iraq
In this photo made on a government organized tour, a volunteer practices using a weapon in Tarhouna district, Libya, Wednesday.
Gadhafi regime hands weapons to civilians
GAZAHIYA, Libya (AP) — A 22-year-old university student balanced an unloaded grenade launcher on his shoulder, grunted loudly in place of an explosion as he pulled the trigger, then handed the weapon to the next man. The military drill on the lawn of a clinic in a remote village in government-controlled western Libya was part of what Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has tried to portray as a large-scale arming and training of the home front. Foreign reporters on a government tour were also taken to a school where a couple of teenage boys fired Kalashnikov rifles in the air. The scenes appeared to have been hastily arranged. Men at a desert shooting range — bar-
rels set up as targets on a rocky plain — said they had been bused to the site for the first time that day. A few dozen middle school boys were participating in a military rally in their school yard and some said they had received their fatigues just a day earlier. Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said last week that hundreds of thousands of rifles were being distributed to civilians to defend the home front, a claim that is impossible to verify because of tight restrictions on journalists in western Libya. About a dozen Libyans interviewed in three different areas recently said they had been handed Kalashnikovs from municipal weapons depots. The reports that the govern-
ment was arming supporters to suppress anti-regime demonstrations in the capital Tripoli first emerged at the start of the uprising against Gadhafi in mid-February. The government claims it is arming people to defend against foreign ground troops — even though there are none in western Libya — rather than to fight fellow Libyans. However, the attempt to show civilians training with weapons could be a sign that Gadhafi loyalists are growing more nervous about their grip on western Libya. There has been persistent fighting in two major pockets of rebel resistance in that part of the country, including the coastal city of Misrata where rebels have held out during a
In this March 13, 2011, file photo, a Bahraini anti-government protester gestures in front of riot police on an overpass near Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain.
Bahrain sentences 4 protesters to death
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A military court in Bahrain sentenced four Shiite protesters to death after convicting them on Thursday of killing two policemen during antigovernment demonstrations last month, state media said. Three other Shiite activists, who were also on trial, were sentenced to life in prison after they were convicted of playing a role in the policemen’s deaths. The verdicts — which can be appealed — were the first related to Bahrain’s uprising. The kingdom’s Shiite majority has long complained of discrimination and is campaigning for greater freedoms and equal rights in the tiny, Sunni-ruled island nation, which is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Bahraini human rights groups blasted the verdict and said the trial, conducted in secrecy, had no legal credibility and was politically motivated. “This verdict is a message from the government, determined to stop the democracy movement,” said Nabeel Rajab, head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. “It’s a warning saying ‘this is how we will treat
you if you continue to demand your rights.’” Faced with unprecedented political unrest, Bahrain’s king declared martial law and invited troops from Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-ruled Gulf countries to help quell Shiite dissent after weeks of street marches and bloody clashes in the capital Manama. At least 30 people have died since Feb. 15, when the anti-government protests erupted. Four opposition supporters have also died in police custody. For Sunni Arabs rulers around the Gulf, Bahrain is seen as a critical showdown with Shiite powerhouse Iran. Arab leaders fear that any serious political gains by Bahrain’s Shiites — about 70 percent of the population — could open the door for greater influence by the Islamic Republic even though there is no history of close bonds between Iran and Bahraini Shiites. Earlier this month, the sixnation Gulf Cooperation Council issued a strongly worded warning to Iran to stop “meddling” in their affairs. Bahrain this week expelled an Iranian diplomat. Iran, in turn, has called the
Saudi-led force an “occupation” and said it reserves the right to take further diplomatic action against Bahrain. The seven opposition supporters sentenced Thursday were tried behind closed doors on charges of premeditated murder of government employees. In an earlier hearing this week, Bahrain state media said the military prosecutor presented evidence that showed the defendants killed the policemen intentionally by running them over with a car. Their lawyers denied the charges. International rights groups have expressed deep concern over the verdict that followed a trial of civilians in a military court, set up under emergency laws. “This is very worrisome by the international standards for fair trials,” said Malcolm Smart, a Middle East and North Africa director with Amnesty International. The president of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek, denounced the death sentences and called the closed-door trial “deplorable.”
two-month onslaught. Those training Wednesday in the Tarhouna district, 70 kilometers (45 miles) southeast of the capital of Tripoli, seemed unsure of who their enemy was. Some struggled with whether they would shoot at fellow Libyans who have risen up against Gadhafi and now control the east of the country. Volunteers said they had been told they must defend their homes against NATO ground troops, but would not be asked to go to the front. Some dismissed the rebels as al-Qaidaled ex-convicts or foreigners, repeating government propaganda that has tried to paint the rebels as Islamic extremists.
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised as a worshipper blew himself up inside a Shiite mosque north of Baghdad Thursday and killed eight people, a police spokesman said, shattering a period of relative calm across the country. Eighteen people were injured in the blast in the city of Balad Ruz, 45 miles (70 kilometers) north of Baghdad, said the police spokesman, Maj. Ghalib al-Karkhi. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Sunni militants have often targeted Shiite mosques as a way to incite sectarian violence. Most of the dead were worshippers at the mosque.
Poles joyful over beatification of John Paul II
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are already calling him John Paul the Great. Across the heavily Roman Catholic country, the faithful are voicing joy and pride as Sunday’s beatification of Polish-born Pope John Paul II draws closer. Many pilgrims are boarding buses and trains for the roughly 30-hour journey to Rome for the ceremony, while many more are expected to fill squares in Warsaw, Krakow and his hometown of Wadowice to follow it on large video screens.
IAEA chief: Syria tried to build nuclear reactor
PARIS (AP) — The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said for the first time that a target destroyed by Israeli warplanes in the Syrian desert in 2007 was the covert site of a future nuclear reactor, countering assertions by Syria that it had no atomic secrets. Previous reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency have suggested that the structure could have been a nuclear reactor. Thursday’s comments by IAEA chief Yukiya Amano were the first time the agency has said so unequivocally. By aligning Amano with the U.S., which first asserted three years ago that the bombed target was a nuclear reactor.
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Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland.
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10 ways to be happier
Saving in my absence
By Amy Schellenbaum Associate Managing Editor For the most part, I am good at being happy. Just yesterday, a couple of friends and I were talking about Patronuses (we are super cool), and I told them most people conclude that if I were an animal, I would be a puppy – energetically (read: obnoxiously) cheery. Inspired by an article on the Reader’s Digest website – originally printed in “Cut Your Cholesterol” – I decided to come up with 10 easy, immediate ways to feel happier and be healthier for my last column. These tidbits help me every time. 10. Act like you’re in elementary school My best friend and I are great at doing this. We make sandcastles and draw with chalk and play on playgrounds and have tea parties. It’s harmless and fun. It often times involves physical activity, too. Jumping rope and rolling down giant grassy hills can be a lot of work! 9. Celebrate small achievements I’m a fan of the subtle victory dance, myself. 8. Spend time with your family Most of mine are more than 3,000 miles away. I see them at winter and I seem them in the summer. This summer I’m staying on the East Coast, so I won’t really be able to see much of my parents, even during the break. I am very jealous of everyone who is from Connecticut. Go to lunch with your parents. That will make you happier, I think. I’m basing this simply on how much I would love to go have lunch with mine. 7. Stop hanging out with people you don’t like Or at least talk to them less. We all know what it’s like to spend an afternoon with somebody who spends the entire time complaining without acknowledging that you may have issues to talk about as well. It’s draining and irritating. It’s not good for your friendship and it’s not good for your wellbeing. Hang out together in groups, instead.
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A monitor located in the UCTV studios, located on the fourth floor of the Student Union. Two members of UCTV recently appeared on national television for their work on “Up Close and Personal.”
UConn talk show goes cross-country By Purbita Saha Staff Writer Two members of UCTV have gotten national attention for their broadcast work, thanks to late night talk show host Jake Sasseville and his program “Late Night Republic.” Joey Homza and Chelsea Miller, UCTV’s marketing director and production manager respectively, are behind the show “Up Close and Personal.” During the program, Homza, who is an 8th-semester social media major, interviews celebrities and local/campus personalities. He asks them personal question about their careers, interests and beliefs and also discusses UConn topics with them, said Miller.
Miller, a 6th-semester communication major, is the producer and editor for “Up Close and Personal.” She said that, for the first episode of the show, Homza interviewed Sasseville after his event at UConn in October. The talk show host was on campus last semester as part of a college tour for charity. Sasseville began his TV career in 2008 with the show “The Edge with Jake Sasseville.” The program was scrapped after a few weeks due to a lack of funds. But Sasseville bounced back by creating “Late Night Republic,” which is broadcast to 50 million households across the country through Fox, CW and MyTV affiliates. The show’s web site says ‘“Late Night Republic’ is INclusive, rather than Exclusive,” and that it is “creating a democracy in
late night.” “Because of this inclusive philosophy, Jake decided to include our ‘Up Close and Personal’ interview with him as one of his episodes,” Miller said. The segment was broadcast across the country from April 13-17. “Our episode actually ended up getting record ratings for Late Night Republic – over 200,000 people watched,” Miller said. Miller said that working with Sasseville’s team was a great learning experience for her. “The entire experience was extremely exciting for myself, Joey and UCTV in general because very rarely does college television get recognized on a national level,” she said. “At UCTV there are so many students who aspire to make it in the television industry and it
is really nice to know that there are some professionals out there who are willing to give college students like us a chance.” Homza also said that he enjoyed the experience of working with the talk show host and his team. “It’s so cool to get UConn’s name out there,” he said. “I’m glad I could represent out university.” UConn students can help Homza secure another guest appearance on Sasseville’s program. Just like “Late Night Republic” on Facebook, or email comments to the show’s publicity team at hello@latenightrepublic. com so that UCTV gets a chance to go national again.
some time with your friends before you head home. Watch a comedy with your buddies (a personal favorite is “Black Dynamite,” a hilarious parody of 70s movies), play some games, do anything to spend time with them. When you return to your hometown and find that your old friends don’t finish their finals for another two weeks, you’ll miss their company. Finally, just make sure you find something to revel in during the last college weekend you’ll have for nearly four months. Do something crazy (but do it responsibly), hit up Midnight Breakfast on Sunday night and have fun. If you’re graduating, have fun in the real world; for everyone else, we’ll see you in September.
By Caitlin Mazzola Focus Editor
contemporary and lyric, with a little splash of ballet. DC: Which numbers are you most excited about? KL: Honestly, I’m very excited for all of the pieces. We have three senior choreographers (including myself), so those will be fun and hopefully memorable. And then we also have some pieces from brand-new choreographers (including a freshman). The audience will see the whole spectrum – older, more experiencedpieces,withdancersgiving their last goodbye; and fresh, new faces and choreography, a preview of what to expect in the coming years! DC: How many dancers and choreographers are involved? KL: There are 32 talented and beautiful dancers in our company this semester, 10 choreographers, as well as six executive board members.
Things you can do with only one week left in Storrs By Joe O’Leary Staff Writer We’ve got one week left in Storrs this school year, and yes, I’m just as surprised as you. Wasn’t it three weeks ago when it was 45 degrees on Fairfield Way as we all gathered to celebrate a national championship? Yes. Yes, it was. Time flies on a college campus. At a loss at how to spend your final days in Huskyville? The first thing you should do, of course, is study. No one enjoys it (except for that kid who’s living in the library, but he’s a different story), but it’s necessary and very important. As much as we’d all like to blow off our finals, our GPAs rely on them (and for some of us, financial aid, Dean’s List or even staying at UConn next year do, too). So definitely spend some time at Homer, in
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a lounge or wherever you study best this weekend, and make sure you ace (or at least pass) all of your exams. Luckily for you, I’m not boring enough to stop there, mainly because I don’t want to write an article about studying any more than you’d like to read one. A wonderful part of Connecticut is the beautiful spring; this weekend’s forecast is predicting mid-60s and sun, so make sure you enjoy it one last time before you head home. Go hiking in the many forest trails around campus, rent a bike from the Outdoor Center in the Student Union or play some basketball on one of more than two dozen courts around campus. Mainly, get some exercise and sun. It’ll make you feel better, help you sleep better and distract you from those pesky finals. Also, make sure you spend
A moment with Kailey Lyford of the UConn Dance Company
The UConn Dance Company will perform its Spring Showcase Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. To get ready for the performance, the company’s president Kailey Lyford, an 8thsemester allied health science major, shared what she thinks of the upcoming show. The Daily Campus: How many numbers will we see in the showcase? Kailey Lyford: There are 12 pieces from our company, and six numbers from guest performers, including UConn Dance Team, UConn Tap Team, Rolling Tones, and the UConn All-Stars. DC: What genres of dance should the audience expect to see? KL: The audience will see an array of styles: jazz, hip-hop, modern,
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As this semester comes to a close, it is time to start tying up loose ends. For some, this means packing boxes and saying goodbyes. For others it means studying for exams and finalizing schedules for the coming semester. For me, it means doling out my final bits of financial advice before I relinquish my weekly column and Associate Focus Editor title in favor of my new job as The Daily Campus Editor in Chief for the coming year. I have already talked about cheap travel and affordable break vacations. I demystified coupons, both print and online, and identified some of the best places to find them. I’ve addressed the best ways to save on concert tickets, textbooks, gas and more. I’ve walked you through responsible online shopping, safe and successful thrifting and given you a comprehensive guide to filling out the FAFSA. There’s plenty more I could share and I’m sure there’s plenty more you want to know, but I think the best I can offer in one column is an assortment of what I consider to be the best and most important financial advice. Take a second to stop and think before you make any purchase over $20. Just for a minute. It doesn’t mean you have to give up all large purchases but if you stop yourself from making just a few frivolous purchases it adds up to big savings. Be independent. It’s tempting to pay for things we can do ourselves when it is convenient or quicker, but it’s often a waste of hard earned cash. Again, no need to cut out all the fun things, but painting your nails at home every other time and making your coffee before you leave the dorm makes a huge difference in your overall budget. Speaking of budgets… have one. It doesn’t take long and it doesn’t even have to be an official document. Just have an idea of your average spending per week and your average income. Keep track of your bank balance and adjust your habits accordingly. Don’t be afraid of coupons. Free money is free money and if all you have to do is hand someone a piece of paper to save, it’s worth the work. The same goes for online purchasing. A quick Google search of the site name and the phrase “coupon code” could get you free shipping or money of your purchase. It’s that easy. Never put anything on your credit card that you don’t have the money to pay for at the time, except in the case of an emergency. If you stick to this rule, you end up using your credit card as it was intended – to build good credit – and you’ll be far less likely to wind up in debt. Also, do yourself a favor and define emergency; a blown transmission on your car qualifies but a sale at Bloomingdale’s… not so much. These aren’t the only rules and they aren’t steadfast, but they are some of the best and most basic. After all these columns, I’m running low on original clichés about saving money, but you get the idea. These are the best of the best, and they are worth working in to your routine. Before I sign off, I’d like to thank those readers who have returned to page seven each Friday, or thrown my name into the search bar on our website, to read what I have to say. Whether you decided to follow my advice or not, you made writing this column worthwhile.
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UConn Dance Team walks it out at Jorgensen
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The UConn Dance Team triumphantly dances onstage at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts. The group took the stage and switched clothes throughout their performance.
Jorgensen foiled again
By Loumarie Rodriguez Campus Correspondent Premiering on May 18 and 19, The Aluminum Show will take place at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. Though originally scheduled for early winter, the show was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The show plans to offer a variety of excitement for all audience members. Special Israeli dancers will take the stage and create special effects using only foil cocoons and other objects made of aluminum. Special effects, creative mechanisms and acrobatic dancing will combine to give life to
inanimate objects. The production will be fast-paced and will include all different types of creative effects. For example, an inflated aluminum pillow will be shredded into streamers and shot out of cannons into the audience before turning into hand puppets mid-air. The masterminds behind this show are Israeli choreographer Iian Azriel and special effects guru Yuval Kedem. They have included elements of surprise for audience members, as well as segments featuring dancers performing with slinkies. The show continues with an unusual segment where an aluminum inchworm dances and sings to popular tunes such
as “Stayin Alive,” originally by the Bee Gees and used as the Ghostbuster’s theme song. Audience member also have the opportunity to interact with the aluminum tubes since they climb over spectators. Audience members should watch out, as these aluminum tubes have been known to “consume” some spectators. The show will begin at 8 p.m. on both nights. Ticket prices range from $34 to $45. Free parking will be available in North Parking Garage.
Feeling good is healthy, so get healthy from 10 WAYS, page 7 6. Floss Do all the little daily habits that make you feel healthier. Complete the small daily tasks your doctor encourages. Take your vitamin. Eat an apple. Put on sunscreen. Drink green tea. Stretch. These little activities may seem like nothing, but it will get you in the mindset to make bigger healthy decisions. 5. Get vigorous exercise Vigorous exercise has been shown to improve focus, mental clarity and productivity. It reduces stress. It increases cardiovascular health, strength and confidence. Plus the endorphins make you feel fantastic. Make time for it – it’s beyond worth it. 4. Avoid drama as best you can Drama has a nasty habit to clinging to certain people like a static balloon. Thankfully, I am not one of them. Do your best to let things go. If somebody is really bothering you, it may be best to confront them, but I find
its easier to just separate yourself and let the tension diffuse. If avoiding a tumultuous, exaggerated affair means having to say sorry when you don’t think you should, suck it up. You’ll get over it. 3. Do something nice for someone It feels good. 2. Take a walk It’s not complicated. Put on your sneaks and just go outside. Don’t bring your iPod. Companions and phones are optional. Dedicate a moment to each of your senses. Feel of the breath of spring as it pricks at the sweat on your hairline. Watch it tangle branches and flutter the grass. It’s meditative and familiar. Most importantly, it is simply feeling all the life that immediately surrounds you. It is experiencing the world in its purest form – without taint from worry or regret or the zillions of other thoughts and feelings about situations that are abstract and displaced from your tangible,
solid person. If you do it right, you feel lighter, more peaceful and more fulfilled. Sounds great, doesn’t it? 1. Sleep more. I watched Ben Stein praise the benefits of sleeping during the “Sunday Morning Show.” He recommended 10 hours. He urged afternoon naps. Stein called it “the best tax-free investment.” And as a long-time economics commentator and political adviser (and, more importantly, an economics teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,”) I’m inclined to believe him. I conclude my final column with the words of Ms. Jillian Michaels, from her new book, “Unlimited”: “Somewhere along the way many of us got trained…to believe that the human condition is predominantly one of suffering. And if we’re not happy, it’s just because ‘that’s the way things are.’ That is the greatest lie ever told.”
UConn Dance Company continues to grow from A MOMENT, page 7 DC: How long has the company been working on the showcase? KL: We’ve been working on this showcase as a company since this January, but the choreographers
and executive board members have had it in the works since last semester! DC: Anything else you’d like to add? KL: We cannot wait to show our friends, family members and the rest of UConn what we have been
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working so hard on for the last several months! It should be a great show, with lots of variety and tons of amazing guests.
Photo courtesy of Jorgensen Theater
A promotional photo of the group Sweet Honey In The Rock, whose music blending stylings will arrive at the Jorgensen Theater for the Performing Arts.
Group’s performance is rescheduled for May 5 By Kim Halpin Staff Writer Sweet Honey In The Rock was scheduled to perform at the Jorgenson Theater January 27, but was cancelled because of weather issues. The performance has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 5. The group is a women’s vocal ensemble that takes its roots from a diverse collection of styles. Blues, African chant, jazz, improvisation, spiritual and gospel, ancient lullabies, rap, reggae and Hip Hop all inspire their music. The wide array of genres clearly reflects music throughout time, and across ethnic lines. The songs keep a commitment to preserving African American traditions and incorporate stunning vocals with soulful harmonies and complex rhythms. The name Sweet Honey In The Rock
comes from Psalm 81:16 which describes how the people will be feed honey from an enduring rock. It mixes the ideas of sweet nourishment with the strong devotion of stone. These themes are important to the women, who draw from experiences in the black church, civil right movements and the battle for justice. Bernice Johnson Reagon formed Sweet Honey In The Rock at the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company in 1973. The same six women that began the group are still members today and include Ysaye Maria Barnwell, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson and Shirley Childress Saxton. A unique feature of their performance is that Saxton performs the songs through American Sign Language so that the messages of their songs can reach a greater audience.
The group has an impressive resume, having been producing and working together for the past 38 years. They have released 23 albums and are currently working the 24th as a reflection on the historic journey of a cappella music. Many of the women have also been successful with their individual musical projects, which in turn have added to the success of Sweet Honey In The Rock. “Are We a Nation?” debuted last summer on the topic of immigration. A video was produced by Grammy Awardwinner Barry Eastmond and was also released last summer to online audiences. Tickets are on sale at the Jorgenson box office or online at a discounted rate for students.
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Crowds swell on eve of royal wedding
Royal enthusiasts sleep as they camp across the road from Westminster Abbey in order to ensure the best viewing spots for themselves, ahead of Friday’s royal wedding, in central London, late Wednesday, April 27. Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton will wed on Friday, April 29.
LONDON (AP) — Each step has been rehearsed, each flower meticulously arranged, the aisle of Westminster Abbey transformed into a flowering green avenue of trees. With just hours to go ahead of Kate Middleton’s wedding to Prince William on Friday, dedicated royal watchers camped outside of the palace got an unexpected surprise — a visit from the groom. William emerged from his residence Thursday night
to greet the hordes of wellwishers gathered along the wedding processional route. Grinning broadly and dressed in khakis, a sweater and collared shirt, William shook countless hands as those gathered snapped pictures on phones and digital cameras. His visit with the masses lent further excitement to the carnival atmosphere near the palace and abbey, where hours earlier Middleton went through a final run-through
with William’s best man and brother, Prince Harry. A throng of curious tourists, dedicated monarchists, souvenir vendors, Williamwatchers and Harry-hunters have turned the Union Jackbedecked streets outside the Abbey into a scene of festive chaos. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Not many kings-tobe are going to be married anytime soon,” said 26-yearold Sarah White of London,
camping out across from the abbey with her sister, Liz. “Everyone’s making friends and are in good spirits — or at least will be until tomorrow.” The only clouds on the horizon: the threat of rain and the intrusion of politics, as the British government decided to revoke an invitation to Syria’s ambassador to condemn his government’s crackdown on protesters has left hundreds dead. Friday’s ceremony has been planned like a military operation — which, in part, it is. Over 1,500 soldiers, sailors and air crew will be on ceremonial duty to line the couple’s procession route between the abbey and Buckingham Palace, just under 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) away. An additional 5,000 uniformed and undercover police will be alert for threats from Irish dissident terrorists, Muslim extremists, anti-monarchists, royal obsessives and drunken hooligans. The royal wedding ceremony will offer pomp and circumstance on a grand scale, starting with a global guest list of 1,900 that includes kings and queens, sports stars, music royalty, university chums, Royal Air Force pilots and charity workers as well as friends and family. Royal carriages drawn by mounted troops of the Household Calvary will be rolling to the palace in a sweeping procession under fluttering rows of bold red, white and blue Union Jacks. Hundreds of thousands are expected to line the parade route, which has been scrubbed down by street cleaners. Westminster Abbey itself has been remade into a blooming forest, with six field maples and two hornbeams lining the aisle leading up to the altar. Royal officials said William and Kate have been intimately involved in planning their wedding day, from the music at the ceremony to the flowers to the cake — in fact, two cakes — that will be served to the guests. Kate opted for a traditional white-iced fruitcake while William made sure that was accompanied by his childhood favorite, a chocolate biscuit cake. Britain has not seen a royal celebration on this scale since 1981, when Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Much is at stake for the royal family, who hope the latest royal match bolsters the Windsor dynasty and smooths over memories of a series of failed royal marriages, including those of Charles
and Diana, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and Princess Anne and Mark Phillips. Despite knowing how Charles and Diana’s fairy-tale ended — in a 1996 divorce, after embarrassing admissions of adultery on both sides — most Britons feel an outpouring of goodwill for his son William and fiancee Kate. The British government also hopes the wedding will lift people’s spirits during a period of tough austerity measures. The Conservative-led government is cutting 81 billion pounds ($135 billion) in spending through 2015, slashing hundreds of thousands of government jobs and sharply hiking tuition fees. Excitement built Thursday, as the crowd of die-hard fans camped out in tents and sleeping bags swelled near the 1,000-year-old abbey. Among them was India MarlowPrince, a 17-year-old from London who was picnicking with friends. The trio painted their faces with the Union Jack and wore tiaras and matching hot pink T-shirts with the homemade slogan “Will and Kate forever.” “She is the Diana of our generation. And Wills is a babe,” Marlow-Prince said. “We are a little annoyed at her for taking him, but there’s always Harry.” Prince Charles’ wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, delighted royal fans by emerging from her residence nearby for a walkabout. “We’re all ready for tomorrow,” she said. “It’s wonderful and we’re all very excited.” More royal-watchers gathered nearby outside the fivestar Goring Hotel, where Kate and her family are spending her last night as a single woman. A canopy was erected over the entrance to block onlookers from catching sight of Kate when she emerges in her wedding dress Friday morning. The dress has been the bestkept secret of this very public event. Its designer remains unconfirmed, and hundreds of millions of TV viewers will see it for the first time when Middleton steps out of her Rolls-Royce at the abbey. Her husband-to-be will see it a few minutes later, when she makes her entrance. After Friday morning’s ceremony, the couple will travel to the palace and emerge onto the balcony for a precisely timed kiss — at 1:25 p.m. (8:25 a.m. EDT) — followed by a fly-past of military aircraft. Then get the party started. Some 650 people are invited to a luncheon at Buckingham Palace with the queen, and later that night 300 close
friends and family will attend a black-tie evening bash. The palace says Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip planned to go away for the evening, leaving the younger royals free to party unfettered — and Harry to make his best man’s speech away from his octogenarian grandparents’ ears. British singer Ellie Goulding, 24, is reportedly going to perform, and rumors have it that Harry has even planned a morning breakfast for those with the stamina to dance all night. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country will celebrate as well, for the day has been declared a public holiday. Over 5,500 official street parties are planned, including one by the anti-monarchist group Republic and another on Downing Street, home to Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron told CBS the wedding will bring “happiness and joy and light relief after some difficult times.” In William and Kate’s wedding program, released Thursday and on sale for 2 pounds ($3), the couple said they have been deeply touched by the outpouring of affection toward them. “We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives,” they wrote. “The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply.” They also released a new photograph by celebrity photographer Mario Testino — a warm black-and-white image showing them with broad smiles and sparkling teeth. Middleton will not promise to “obey” her new husband in her vows but instead to “love, comfort, honor and keep” him. She will walk up the aisle to the sounds of “I was glad,” the anthem setting of Psalm 122 composed by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902. The anthem was also sung at the 1981 wedding of William’s parents. But as wedding excitement heated up, the weather in London cooled down. Royal wedding fans may want to pack extra umbrellas. Gray skies are forecast for Friday, with a 30 percent chance of rain at the time of the ceremony, the Meteorological Office said. Some sunshine might break through in the morning, with temperatures rising to about 66 degrees Fahrenheit (19 Celsius).
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Dismiss the Cynics
Down 1 Mudbath offerers 2 House of Dana perfume 3 “By a swan’s __ bill”: Keats 4 Gave the runaround 5 Spins 6 Back 7 Throat trouble 8 Card worth a fortune? 9 Engross 10 Snoopy-wearing-shades trait 11 Steal office supplies? 12 Declare 13 Looks for 18 Menace with a blond cowlick 22 Schoolyard pressure 24 Stage surprise
26 Doofus 27 “__ Brockovich” 28 Missing letters? 29 Less fruity? 33 Wrap around a wrap, maybe 35 Drop 36 Identifies 38 Googling elements 40 Net __ 43 8-Down user 45 Puts on a par (with) 48 Olympic qualifying events 50 Incomplete 51 Martin’s “That’s __” 52 Staircase support 53 Its maker claims it won a blue ribbon in 1893 56 Pack 58 Trojan War hero 59 Floating speck, perhaps
60 Looks closely at 63 Some NFL linemen
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69 Battle of the __
Jason and the Rhedosaurus
Across 1 Put one’s hands at ten and two 6 Aptly named lotion 10 1970 NBA expansion team 14 Poet Neruda 15 Affect, in slang 16 Reed in a pit 17 Entrance exam study guide? 19 Jim Davis pooch 20 Parlor treat 21 “Break a leg” 23 Mediterranean high spot 25 Dazes 26 They go nowhere 30 Lead singer Michaels of Poison 31 Sphere 32 American patriot Deane 34 Legally prevent 37 Game with a Ural territory 39 Only part of Egypt in Asia 41 “Ditto” 42 They’re tucked in a cannonball 44 Suisse capital 46 Selfish sort 47 Russian refusal 49 Squash relative 51 Flanders city 54 Sink or swim, perhaps 55 Cross, often 57 Title for Bovary 61 Man __ 62 Behar’s home? 64 John __, the Lone Ranger 65 Atty.-to-be’s exam 66 Maternally related 67 Six-sided rooms 68 Guidelines: Abbr.
I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
The Daily Crossword
Toast by Tom Dilling
Aries - Your true self solves problems. Embrace your originality, and listen to your intuition. The next couple of days you can collect the fruits of your labor. Push for a raise. All is well that ends well. Taurus - Just because life feels good, don’t just start spending with abandon. It’s better to save for a rainy day. Let an expert solve a technical problem. Be open to surprises. Gemini - Hanging out with friends provides highpowered fun and adventurous conversation. A person who seems dumb is actually brilliant. Creativity sparks in the group.
By Michael Mepham
Cancer - Prepare for a test that could jump you up a level in status. This provides a new level in understanding, and the practice pays off with great results. Leo - Plan a fun escape, but don’t take off just yet. A pleasant surprise awaits. Make sure to get your reservations all in order before you leave town. Expect the unexpected. Virgo - Consider replacing an old household item. The money’s there. Stick to the budget, but get what you need. Listen to an expert that you admire, and think long term.
Why The Long Face by Jackson Lautier
Libra - Adventure time! Encourage others to make bizarre suggestions. Have at least one silly conversation. Listen to all ideas and then choose. It’s okay to try something new. Scorpio - It’s time to put your hard hat on, and push forward through those blocks that have stopped you before. No pain, no gain, they say. Do it now, and be done with it. Sagittarius - Don’t mind those who don’t appreciate your artistic ability. Now is a good time to draw or paint. Don’t worry about what it looks like. Find inspiration in little children. Capricorn - Time to batten down the hatches. Feel free to stay down below and cuddle with loved ones at home. Take on a project at home, handle domestic chores ... then watch a movie with popcorn. Aquarius - Today is a great day to start writing a novel, or simply put your ideas on paper. Catch up on e-mail and letter writing. Make sure to get plenty of rest. Pisces - It’s time to bring home the bacon, figuratively speaking. Emotions run high today, so use them to your advantage. Your imagination gives birth to a
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Huskies split up, head to Philly and Providence
By Cory LeBihan Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s track and field team will split the squad this weekend, sending five relay teams to compete in the prestigious Penn Relays and the rest to the Brown Springtime Open. Senior All-American TrishaAnn Hawthorne and sophomore Kristen Brown will compete in the 4x100-meter relay at the Penn Relays for the second straight year. Last year, Brown and Hawthorne were part of UConn’s event record-setting victory in the
ECAC section, finishing in 44.94 seconds. Freshmen sprinters Celina Emerson and Madalayne Smith replaced two graduating seniors in the relay squad this year, and hope to improve last season’s time. Hawthorne will also compete in the 100-meter dash with the nations No. 21 time of 11.31 seconds. NCAA Indoor AllAmericans Heather Wilson, Leah Andrianos and Brigitte Mania will compete in the 4x800-meter relay. Senior Meghan Cunningham will join a trio that finished 12th in the nation in the event. The Huskies will also compete
in the 4x200-meter relay and a sprint medley event on Friday and Saturday respectively. Sophomore Ana Groff and freshmen Tiffany Daley, Imani Sudlow and Emerson will race in the 4x400-relay Thursday night. The Penn Relays, the largest annual track and field meet in the United States, takes place in Philadelphia, Pa. from April 28-30. The rest of the squad will travel to Providence, R.I., to participate in the Brown Springtime Open May 1.
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The UConn women's track team is split up this weekend, at Penn and Brown.
Lester stays perfect against O's, Red Sox win 6-2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jon Lester improved to 14-0 alltime against Baltimore with eight dominating innings, Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking infield single and the Boston Red Sox averted a three-game sweep with a 6-2 victory over the Orioles on Thursday night. Lester (3-1) is unbeaten in 17 career starts versus the Orioles. He yielded two runs on four hits, walked three and struck out five. After Derrek Lee's RBI single in the first, the left-hander didn't allow another hit until Vladimir
Guerrero's solo homer with two outs in the sixth. It was 2-all when Carl Crawford doubled off Jim Johnson (1-1) to the start the seventh. Crawford held second when Marco Scutaro couldn't execute a sacrifice bunt, took third on Jacoby Ellsbury's grounder and scored when third baseman Mark Reynolds bobbled Pedroia's slow roller. Baltimore fell into last place in the AL East, a half-game behind the Red Sox. Boston's Adrian Gonzalez had
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three hits and two RBIs. Ellsbury led off the game with a double and scored on Gonzalez's one-out double for a 1-0 lead. The Orioles tied it in the bottom half when Brian Roberts drew a leadoff walk, moved to second on Nick Markakis' single, stole third and scored on Lee's single. Ellsbury and Gonzalez teamed again to put the Red Sox up 2-1 in the third. Ellsbury singled with one down, moved to second on a groundout and came home on Gonzalez's single. Guerrero tied it in the sixth
with a shot to left off a full-count fastball from Lester, who surrendered a home run for the first time in five starts. It was Guerrero's fourth homer of the season. Baltimore starter Brad Bergesen went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. In the eighth, the Red Sox loaded the bases with none down before Jarrod Saltalamacchia's RBI single off Michael Gonzalez made it 4-2. Two outs later, Ellsbury looped a two-run single to center.
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning.
Blair says farewell to The Daily Campus from NOT IN, page 14 I’ve seen what’s out there, I’ve seen the more “desirable” beats, like football and men’s basketball here at UConn, and it’s not for me. I’d sooner throw in the towel than have to sit through press conferences with a horde of other reporters and no real access to players or coaches. To all of my colleagues who say they want to be sports writers in Boston, cover the New York Yankees, I wish you the best, but is that really what you got into the business for? To me, journalism is about telling stories. It’s about one-on-one human interaction, not dealing with agents, spokespersons and
sports information directors. It’s about going into UConn rowing coach Jennifer Sanford-Wendry’s office knowing nothing about the sport, and her taking the time to explain to me what a coxswain is. It’s about UConn baseball coach Jim Penders sitting down with more for an hour and a half and telling me the story of his father and grandfather, both of who were coaches. There’s no crying in sports, and there’s certainly no glory in sports journalism. You can’t be in it for the glory, the A1 story or the byline. I never covered a BCS bowl, or a men’s basketball national championship, but that’s not why I started writing. It’s things like an ath-
lete Facebook messaging you after you write a feature piece about them. It’s Linstad calling me back after I got her voicemail and apologizing that she couldn’t call me back sooner because she was in an airport in Minnesota. It’s Jim Penders telling me that the feature piece I wrote was “far too selfindulgent for me to read all the way through,” but thanking me nonetheless. Today marks the end of my time at The Daily Campus, and in all likelihood, the end of my sports writing career. Over my time here, the paper has made several formatting changes, including the ending of columns. Whereas today stories simply end
with an e-mail, they used to have an ending that was italicized at the end of the column that said the author, the day the column ran and an e-mail. I remember in my last week of designing my freshman year, one of the edits I had to make was in regard to this. Where it said the author’s column ran on Tuesdays, I had to change that it used to run on Tuesdays. And now, three years later, I’ll save Colin McDonough, Thursday night’s sports designer, the trouble. Russell Blair’s column used to run on Fridays. He will no longer be writing for this paper, but for the time being, he can still be reached at Russell.Blair@ UConn.edu.
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Copa America tournament will have strong field
By Miles DeGrazia Futbol Columnist
One of my favorite things about this sport is the magical, neverending cycle of club and international football. Unlike almost every other sport in the world, football has no off-season. As soon as all the major European leagues finish their campaigns, one of the biggest international tournaments begins. The 2011 Copa América is the highest level of international competition for South America and will provide a summer of exceptional football for the entire world.
The 2011 Copa América serves as the first of three major tournaments to be hosted in South America in the next four years. The 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup 2014 are the other two. Argentina was selected to host this year’s tournament, initially making them the favorites. Copa América will have 12 nations from three different confederations—Japan will represent the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) and Mexico from CONCACAF (North America) have accepted invites to compete with the 10 CONMEBOL nations. Group A contains host Argentina, Columbia, Bolivia and
Japan. It’s very hard to look past Argentina dominating this group with second place being decided by the match between Columbia and Japan. Group B is the only all-South American group, containing Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador and Venezuela. Like Argentina in Group A, it is difficult to see how Brazil would slip up and fail to finish first in this group. Second place will most likely be Paraguay but Ecuador could sneak in either ahead of Paraguay or as one of the two best third place teams. Group C is without a doubt the “group of death.” A very exciting Chile squad and the CONCACAF representative Mexico, will join
world Cup Semi-Finalist Uruguay and the group is rounded with by Peru. The squad Mexico sends will determine where they finish in this group. Uruguay, Chile and Mexico all look to advance, but the order seems too close to call at this point. The knockout stages are where Copa América has established its name as a top international tournament. Anything could happen in the quarterfinals, but I think they will turn out like this; Argentina v. Chile and Japan v. Mexico. The bottom half of the bracket would feature, Brazil v. Ecuador and Uruguay v. Paraguay. Argentina would have a very difficult match
against Chile but should advance in what could be one of the most offensive matches of the year. Brazil would have the easiest road to the semifinal if they take on Ecuador. The other two quarterfinal matchups are much more difficult to predict. Japan and Mexico both lost in the Round of 16 in last summers World Cup, a good reflection of both teams’ standings. Japan is coming off winning the 2011 AFC Asian Cup and I think their tournament experience will be enough to see them past a Mexico team that will already have competed in the CONCACAF Gold Cup earlier in the summer.
Uruguay will look to have another magical run this summer but I think their over reliance on Diego Forlán and Luis Suárez will catch up to them at the quarterfinal stage. A very athletic Paraguay side could be the shock of the tournament and make it to the semifinals. Japan and Paraguay will most likely lose in the semifinals, with Brazil and Argentina advancing to a final that all the world wants to see. I think the home team will receive enough support from their home fans to get past Brazil and lift the trophy.
Huskies look to keep streak going from WE HAVE, page 14 The Huskies have made their way back into the rankings as Baseball America places them at No. 23. The tentative pitching schedule for the weekend is Matt Barnes, Greg Nappo and Brian ward. Barnes has won eight straight games and has struck at 69 players on the season. Senior Kevin Vance picked up his seventh save of the season during the Wednesday night win over CCSU. “We are swinging the bats really well right now and we are mak-
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Sean Walsh gets ready to compete in the UConn Open Heptathlon on January 20. The UConn men's track team is competing in the Penn Relays this weekend in Philadelphia.
Huskies go to Penn Relays
By Mike McCurry Staff Writer
Coach Gregory Roy is no stranger to the event, but that does not mean that this year’s relays any less exciting. With the exception of “Especially Saturday, it’s going the Olympics and World to be a sunny day in Philadelphia. Championships, more fans have Once again, I would expect watched the Penn Relays than upwards of 40,000 people there any other meet in the world. in attendance on that day alone,” The University of Roy said. Pennsylvania is UConn, who is combelieved to be the ing off of a poor perbirthplace of relay formance in their dual runs, and organizers meet with Albany, is are expecting over Penn Relays looking to regroup. 20,000 competitors to What better place to do All weekend that than at the Mecca show up this year. Everyone who mat- Franklin Field of track and field? ters in the sport will Ten Huskies will be be in Philadelphia Philadelphia competing individuincluding the UConn ally. Sophomore Chris men’s track and field Whyte and senior Kyle team as it is set to Edmonds, will have compete in the legendary Penn a go in the 400-meter hurdles. Relays this weekend at Penn’s Where coach Roy really wants to Franklin Field. see his team take a step forward,
however, is in the field events. “The field athletes will be competing on a national stage, and for some of them it will be their first time doing so,” said Roy. UConn will lean on the likes of Aaron King in the long jump and Noel James in the high jump. The focal point this weekend is the 4x800-meter relays, also known as the Championship of America. Behind an experienced and battle-tested quarter, the Huskies will be in the running to win the traditional plaque and set of watches. Senior All-American Mike Rutt will be the last to run. “All we want to do is hand Mike the stick in a position where he can win the whole thing,” Roy said.
ing pitches when we need to,” Vance said. “We have to make sure we maintain our edge. We cannot coast through a Big East weekend. We need to continue to play with a chip on our shoulder and not take any team lightly. Rutgers is always a very physical team, as are we, so this weekend will be a battle.” Rutgers is 14-23 with most recent losses against Pittsburgh and Delaware. Sophomore LJ Mazilli said, “We just need to keep playing good sound baseball and keep being aggressive in the box and confident every pitch, every inning of every game, one game at a time.
We’ve being playing really well as a whole defensively and offensively and pitching has kept us in games all year.” At the conclusion of Sunday’s game, the Huskies will have five days off before hosting USF on May 7. “We just need to play the game one pitch at a time, and focus on what’s important now, and that’s beating Rutgers on Friday,” Vance said. “If we maintain our edge, the bats will stay hot and our pitching staff will continue to get it done.”
Softball tries to right ship at DePaul from UCONN, page 14 are currently on. St. John’s then ends season with two games against Wagner. Rutgers is currently 7-9 in the Big East conference and have three more games against Pittsburgh. The Panthers, currently 7-6 in the conference, have eight more Big East games left to play so their standing in the conference
could shift if they loose four or five games in that stretch. UConn needs to win as many games as possible and hope they get some help from St. Johns and Rutgers or their season might be over without a postseason berth. It will be no easy task for the Huskies to win the series at DePaul, which starts Saturday with the doubleheader starting at 12 p.m. They then fin-
ish off the three-game series on Sunday 11 a.m. After that series, UConn finishes the season at home against the Fighting Irish with a doubleheader on next Saturday with 1 p.m. start time. The season finale will be Sunday May 8 and the first pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m.
UConn faces Loyola after Villanova from HUSKIES, page 14 UConn will have a lot to play for beyond just the standings in the game, as the Huskies have not beaten Loyola in four tries this year, including a 13-9 home lost last season. The team is also 0-3 so far this season against ranked opponents, having previously lost to Syracuse, Boston College and Georgetown. On top of theirchance to
do something special this weekend, the Huskies’ junior standout M.E. Lapham will try to extend her impressive goal scoring streak again this weekend. After posting five goals against Louisville last weekend, Lapham has now scored in 37 straight games. With goals in both of the team’s games this weekend, she could finish her second straight season in which she
tallied a goal in every game. In fact, the last time that Lapham has not scored a goal was March 7th, 2009 in a game against New Hampshire – her fourth game as a freshman. Since that point she has reeled off 111 goals during her streak, including 24 games during which she scored three or more goals.
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The Daily Question Q : “Where will Jordan Todman be drafted in the NFL Draft?” A : “I’m gonna guess the third round to the Dolphins.”
Next Paper’s Question:
“Who is the most impressive graduate among UConn athletes?”
– Courtney Hudson, 4th-semester allied health major.
Email your answers, along with your name, semester standing and major, to email@example.com. The best answer will appear in the next paper.
» That’s what he said
The Daily Roundup
“Now, we’re preparing for lunch.”
Baseball (29-12-1) (13-2) Today Rutgers 3 p.m.
Tomorrow Rutgers 1 p.m.
– LeBron James after the Heat eliminated the 76ers to play the Celtics next round.
May 1 Rutgers 1 p.m.
May 7 USF 6:30 p.m.
May 8 USF 2 p.m.
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Good night Canada
Softball (19-24) (6-9) Tomorrow DePaul Noon
Tomorrow DePaul 2 p.m.
May 1 DePaul 11 a.m.
May 7 May 8 Notre Dame Notre Dame 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (7-6) (1-3) May 1 Loyala 1 p.m.
Today Villanova 6 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field May 8 May 7 May 6 Big East Big East Big East Tournament Tournament Tournament All Day All Day All Day
May 12 New Englands All Day
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista is hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers’ Pedro Strop in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Thursday in Arlington, Texas. The Blue Jays won 5-2.
Cam Newton goes No. 1 to the Carolina Panthers in NFL Draft
Golf May 19 NCAA East Regional All Weekend
Men’s Tennis Today Big East Invitational All Weekend
Women’s Tennis Today Big East Invitational All Weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton provided one of the few predictable moments, so far, in a bizarre NFL offseason. While the league’s labor dispute played out in the courts, the Heisman Trophy winner was selected No. 1, as expected, in Thursday night’s NFL draft, taken by the Carolina Panthers. Moments before the Auburn quarterback’s name was called by Roger Goodell, frustrated fans showered the NFL commissioner with chants of “We want football. We want football.” Goodell responded with a smile, saying, “I hear you. So do I.” Newton led Auburn to an undefeated season and its first national championship since 1957. Carolina was 2-14 last year, using four quarterbacks, two of them rookies. “Man, it’s a great feeling to be up here,” said Newton, the third straight quarterback taken first overall. “It’s a great feeling to be a Carolina Panther.” Things got a little more surreal when Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller became the second pick, selected by Denver. Miller, a plaintiff in the antitrust lawsuit players filed to block the lockout, strode across the stage with tears in his eyes and hugged Goodell. “I didn’t have a clue about
what would happen,” Miller said, referring to winding up with the Broncos. It was a strange opening for what normally is a festive occasion. In this offseason of labor strife, the league’s first work stoppage since 1987 temporarily ends Friday. The 32 teams will resume business in compliance with U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s order to lift the lockout. But the lockout could be back in place if the NFL wins an appeal. If that happens, Newton, Miller and all the players chosen Thursday night would be thrown back into a labor limbo. For now, they will be allowed to report to their teams, meet coaches and get playbooks. Contract negotiations are uncertain until the league announces its rules for the 2011 season — rules that might be in force for only a short time if an appeal is granted. The draft was never in danger of being held because it was protected under the old collective bargaining agreement that expired in March. Buffalo selected Alabama nose tackle Marcell Dareus, who gave Goodell an even bigger hug. Of course, Dareus weighs 308 pounds, about 70 more than Miller — and at least 100 more than Goodell.
NFL tells teams, players OK to work again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Finally, the NFL is getting back to football. Five days after a federal judge declared the lockout was illegal and nearly seven weeks after it began, the NFL said players can talk with coaches, work out at team headquarters and look at their playbooks. The NFL said all of that can begin Friday, when it is also expected to release detailed guidelines for free agency, trades and other roster moves in the absence of a collective bargaining agreement. “That’s great news,” said linebacker Joe Mays, one of 10 Denver Broncos players who showed up at the team’s headquarters Thursday. “It’s something we’ve been trying to do, get back to work.” It was a welcome step forward on a day members of the Tennessee Titans showed up to find two armed security guards at their locked-up facility, no sign of their new coach. New players in particular will benefit from the new guidelines. “These rookies, there’s a lot going on for them,” New York Giants center Shaun O’Hara said. “So any info they can get, any things they can study, is good. If the lockout happens again, they’ll have plenty to study from their teams.” That’s certainly what the NFL wants. The league has asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to restore the lockout as soon as possible. The court is considered a friendlier venue for businesses than the federal courts in Minnesota. The NFL wants an immediate stay of U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson’s decision on Monday to lift the 45-day lockout so it can argue that it should be overturned altogether. The players were told to respond to the league’s motion for a stay by midday Friday, and the NFL’s reply to that is due on Monday morning. Michael Gans, the appeals court clerk, said a three-judge panel for the appeal had not been set. At least now, four days after Nelson lifted the lockout, there are guidelines to follow. Mandatory minicamps and voluntary offseason practices can begin under rules of the collective bargaining agreement that expired March 11. Team-supervised workouts will count toward bonuses in player contracts, and players can also work out on their own at team facilities if they have health insurance in place. The league will arrange for substance abuse and steroid programs to resume, and players can participate in team-sponsored community and charity functions.
THE Summer Ahead A lot of UConn storylines will be settled this summer By Matt McDonough Associate Sports Editor Storrs Side Games to attend: Baseball The first-place Huskies close out their home season with two weekend series starting on May 7 and May 13. Both are threegame slates, spanning Friday to Monday, and the first game of each series is under the lights at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. UConn will take on South Florida starting May 7 and Louisville May 13. They close out the season with five games on the road before heading to Florida for the Big East tournament, starting May 25. Games to follow up on: Baseball postseason The perfect scenario would be for the Huskies to win both the regular season and tournament championship, and host another NCAA Regional, which would start June 3. Should they advance, they’d go to a Super Regional June 10 and a series win would send them to T.D. Ameritrade Park in Omaha for the College World Series June 18.
Storylines: Keep track of Jim Calhoun’s status as men’s basketball coach this summer, the APR report for the team, where the Huskies could lose another scholarship and follow the recruiting trail. Pro Side There will be plenty to watch this summer with the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Playoffs, MLB and MLS action, among other sports. But the two big professional events relating to UConn are the drafts. The NFL Draft began last night, and the three-day event can get pretty boring to say the least. But keep up to date on coverage of the early later rounds as up to six Huskies can be possibly drafted or signed as free agents. On June 23, tune into the tube to watch the NBA Draft on ESPN coming live from Newark, N.J. Make sure you turn on the television right for the beginning as Kemba Walker is projected to be drafted as early as No. 4 overall.
» INSIDE SPORTS TODAY
P.13: The Summer Ahead: Kemba and the NBA Draft. / P.12: Copa America tourney is this summer. / P.11: Women’s track go to Penn.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Not in it for the glory Russell Blair I sat through my last college class yesterday, POLS 2998, Sam Best’s Polling in America. In the grand scheme of things, I guess this is a milestone. But it’s not something I’m going remember 10 years from now. Heck, it’s not something I’m probably going to remember 10 months from now. I struggled for days thinking about what to write this, my last column at The Daily Campus, about. I could wax nostalgic about my time as a journalism student, but my colleague Taylor Trudon already beat me to the bunch. For inspiration, I looked back on some of the former Daily Campus columnists I admired: Kevin Duffy, Kevin Meacham and Dan Olender. Much of what they wrote was reflecting on their time as students, including their fondest memories. It was only today that I came to a realization – my fondest memories, the ones I remember most vividly, are all entwined with UConn sports. I can’t remember the first college class I took. I don’t remember the first conversation I had with my roommate. I don’t remember the morning of my first exam. But I do remember the first sporting event I attended on campus, an Aug. 25, 2007 men’s soccer exhibition against Duke. I remember who I was with, what I was wearing, and the final outcome, a 1-0 loss for the Huskies. I can’t remember anything from Tim Kenny’s Press In America class, but I can remember trying to track down Megan Cersosimo, then the women’s lacrosse coach, while covering my first beat for The Daily Campus. I remember that season, a 1-15 campaign, all too well. But 10 or 20 years from now, I’ll still probably remember the lone win over UC Davis. For four years, I’ve marked the passage of time with the sports in season, soccer, football and field hockey in the fall; basketball and hockey in the winter; and baseball in the spring. Sophomore year I remember the field hockey team’s crushing defeat with no time left against Syracuse in the Big East championship. I remember that they held a press conference after the game, since it was the Big East championship after all, but that myself, Chris Brodeur, Lori Riley from the Hartford Courant and a couple of guys from the The Daily Orange were the only ones to attend. Nancy Stevens, UConn’s field hockey coach for the last 21 years, was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I remember the time she allowed Brodeur and me to wait to interview players in the hallway outside the locker room when she saw us standing outside and shivering in the cold. I remember how when Chris called her he’d always introduce himself as “Chris from The Daily Campus,” and she made the joke that he should change has last name ala Chad Ochocinco. That same winter, I covered Heather Linstad’s women’s hockey team. I can’t remember what I did during winter break, or the classes I took that semester, but I remember the smell of sweat and stale air as Jake Goldberg and I stood outside the locker room waiting to talk to players. One of the most common criticisms that I’ve gotten over the years about both my columns and my reporting is that I don’t have what it takes to make it in the business – that I’ll never be a sports reporter. But the truth is, I’ve never really wanted to be a sports reporter.
» BLAIR, page 11
UConn heads to Chicago to face DePaul
their last six Big East games are against DePaul, which is 14-1 in conference play and 31-11 overall on the season. DePaul is currently UConn’s softball team current- No. 1 in the Big East standings ly sits in ninth place in the Big and are winners of 11 straight games. DePaul is curEast Conference standrently 14-1 in its last ings, which at this point 15 games. would not be enough to UConn will host qualify for the Big East at DePaul Notre Dame for the Tournament. Saturday final three games of The Huskies are the season next weekcurrently 19-24 on Noon end. Notre Dame is the season and 6-9 Chicago currently second in in Big East play, tied the Big East standings with St. John’s, also standing at 6-9 in the confer- with an impressive 11-1 record. ence. Unfortunately for UConn, Their overall record is 35-8 on
By Michael Ferraro Staff Writer
the season and they are currently on a four game winning streak. What’s even more remarkable is that they have won 19 of their last 21 games. In order for the Huskies to make the Big East tournament they would have to go 4-2 in the next six games. St. John’s, currently in eighth place but essentially tied with UConn, will play Notre Dame three more times in South Bend so hopefully the Irish can sweep that series. That is a real possibility considering the hot streak the
» SOFTBALL, page 12
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The UConn softball looks to beat Big East opponent DePaul this weekend.
WE HAVE A SITUATION
UConn heads to Rutgers as the Huskies try to keep Big East lead
By Danielle Ennis Staff Writer
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The No. 23 UConn baseball team will take on the Scarlett Knights of Rutgers this weekend in Piscataway, N.J. The three-game series kicks off today at 3 p.m. Both Saturday and Sunday games start at 1 p.m. The Huskies are 29-12-1 overall and 13-2 in Big East play. UConn is on top in the conference with Pittsburgh and St. Johns in second and third place, respectively. 28-12-1, 13-2 The Huskies are 19-2 in their past 20 games and look to continue a 12-game win streak after a 16-14 comeback win against Central Connecticut on Wednesday afternoon. 14-23, 6-9 The streak is currently best in the nation. Today, 3 p.m. theThe hitting is also Bainton Field consistent as well Piscataway, N.J. with junior George Springer, leading the team in a 21-game hit streak followed by John Andreoli with a 13-game hit streak. Springer has 55 RBI and Nick Ahmed has scored a team high 43 times.
An unidentified UConn batter takes a swing at a pitch during the Huskies’ 9-0 win against Quinnipiac on Monday afternoon. UConn will try to extend their winning streak to 13 games today as they take on Rutgers.
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UConn rows in Big East championship
By Jimmy Onofrio Campus Correspondent
shape for the conference cham- any other line-up yet this year, pionship. Coach Jen so they are conSanford-Wendry said fident,” Sanfordthat the Varsity 8 lineup Wendry said. has been tweaked in an The second Big East effort to improve on the Varsity 8 has been Championship very successful this last few races. “We feel confident season, placing fifth All Day that we have the right of 22 boats at Mercer Lake out nine people in the the Knecht Cup Varsity 8. In practice three weeks ago and they have had better speed than winning its race against Boston
The UConn rowing team will compete this Sunday in the Big East Championship on Mercer Lake in Princeton, N.J. The Huskies have found a lot of success this season, and the squad has continued to work for the past two weeks to get into top
College and Holy Cross two weeks ago. The boat will look to continue its good performance and place first in its division. Sanford-Wendry says she also has high expectations for the novice boats as well as the Varsity 4. “Even with all the changes, we are still confident in the JV’s ability to compete well with the top Big East schools,” this weekend,
she said. Sanford-Wendry said it is the goal for every boat to make the final race this weekend, and hopefully place two or more boats in the top three. After the Big East Championship, the team will compete in the legendary Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia on May 13 and 14.
Huskies close out regular season on the road By Matt Stypulkoski Campus Correspondent
UConn will have its hands full trying to keep up their end of that bargain, as both of their opponents this weekend should The UConn lacrosse team provide some stiff competition. will close out its regular season The Huskies’ first test of the schedule on the road this week- weekend will come Friday eveend with games at Villanova ning in Pennsylvania, as they and Loyola. take on Villanova. The Huskies are curThe Wildcats, rently 2-4 in the Big East who come into the and 8-6 overall, are fight- at Villanova matchup with a 1-5 ing for the final berth in Big East record 6 p.m. the Big East Tournament and 5-9 overall, Villanova, are currently on a along with Notre Dame, Louisville and Rutgers. three-game losing Pa. In order to have a chance streak. This could at the final spot, UConn be a potential trapwill have to win both of their game for UConn, as they may games this weekend and hope for be looking past Villanova to a little help from all three of those, their matchup against nationas they all sit above the Huskies ally ranked Loyola later in the in the standings going into the weekend. Likewise could prove final weekend. to be a tough test of their focus.
Sunday afternoon, UConn will be in Maryland for their regular season-closing showdown against No. 7 Loyola, who should be hungry for a victory coming off of their first loss of the season at the hands of Georgetown last weekend. After the loss, the Greyhounds are now 13-1 on the season and 5-1 in the Big East, which has them locked into a battle for the top seed in the conference tournament. On top of the importance of this game on the standings, the contest against the Huskies will also have a little added significance for Loyola, whose Senior Day means that the Huskies will get Loyola’s best effort.
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Dorian Gilmartin-Dzitko battles for the ball against Cincinnati during UConn’s 19-9 win at Sherman Family Sports Complex on April 21.
The April 29, 2011 edition of The Daily Campus.