Volume CXIX No. 11
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
9/11: Eleven years and not forgotten
EMMA WATSON’S NEW FANTASY ROLE The “Harry Potter” actress takes on the role of teen “walflower.” FOCUS/ page 5
FULL SPEED AHEAD UConn starts season with fourth-place finish at Dartmouth SPORTS/ page 12
One World Trade Center, center, rises above the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in New York. The World Financial Center is on the left, and Four World Trade Center is at right.
UConn and Webster Bank team up
EDITORIAL: 11 YEARS AFTER 9/11, AMERICA CONTINUES TO REBUILD AND GROW American spirit helps to expediate recovery.
By Deepti Boddapati Campus Correspondent
COMMENTARY/page 4 INSIDE NEWS: 9/11 ANNIVERSARY A debate surrounds the annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial.
PHOTO COURTESY OF UCONN ATHLETICS
Pictured above is a digital image of what the new Basketball Development Center will look like. Webster Bank make a donation to the construction of the new 70,000-square-foot building.
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By Katherine Tibedo Staff Writer
UConn Associate Athletic Director Michael Enright cited financial benefits for the university as the greatest benefit of the new partnership between UConn and Webster Bank. The contract creating the partnership is officially between Webster Bank and IMG Sports, a college sports management company that holds the sponsorship rights for UConn. The contract primarily concerns UConn athletics and the alumni association, and thus most visibly affects those areas of the UConn community. As a result, Webster Bank will have ATMs and signage at sports facilities. Webster Bank signs can already be seen at Rentschler Field, and ATMs have been installed at Gampel Pavilion. For Webster Bank, the partnership marks a potential for member expansion, as the bank will be offering banking services targeted at UConn students and alumni. Webster will have UConn-branded debit and credit cards, as well as other offerings, such as Husky eBanking, tailored for members of the UConn community. “It’s just that, a partnership, there’s a financial element, and we want to be associated with firstclass institutions,” said Enright. In addition, Webster has made a large donation to the construction of the new 70,000-square-foot UConn Basketball Development Center, which will be adjacent to Gampel. Jerry Plush, Webster Bank president and COO, said in an email that Webster went forward with
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the agreement due to the large benefits that come from an affiliation with an institution like UConn. He said, “The partnership provides Webster with unique opportunities to reach hundreds of thousands of UConn students, alumni, employees and fans and show them how our Type W bankers and products can help them achieve their financial goals, and at the same time, have fun showing their Husky pride with an array of UCONN-branded product offerings.” Plush added that he expects the relationship between UConn and Webster to grow as the initial five years of the agreement progress. He said, “We expect (and are already seeing) strong affinity between our organizations – the response to the announcement and initial rollout of products has been very positive.” There is a guaranteed option for five additional years in contract after the initial five. This agreement with Webster Bank will not affect the branch of People’s Bank on campus, as People’s Bank has a lease with the Co-op and therefore is completely separate from this contract. Webster Bank will be hosting on-campus events where students can learn more about the bank and the customized services it will offer. Webster Bank, UConn and IMG College declined comment on specific details of the contract, including the exact amount of money donated to the basketball development center.
Deep with in the United Technologies Engineering Building, Dr. Yong Wang and his graduate students have been working on creating drugs that can be programmed to release when ordered to. “In most cases, drugs are distributed right when you administer them, “ said Wang. “This means that the patient will end up having to take them repeatedly. A lot of drugs are toxic so if they are released in this immediate fashion it creates a lot of side effects. If it was possible to tailor the drugs to be released on command, it would make the patient’s life easier, and reduce toxicity.” Wang and his students are using nucleic acid aptamers that will hold the drug until triggered to release it. There are different types of triggers, some of which depend on the body’s natural functions. When body tissue is wounded or diseased, for example, the damaged locations are “molecularly different from the rest of the body,” Wang explained. “We can use those molecules as triggers so that the drugs only release in that location.” The method that Wang and his students are developing is different from many other similar studies, in that they are attempting to control the release of multiple drugs rather than just one. While popular thinking, according to Wang, is that diseases are treated with a single type of drug, it is generally better to use several drugs at one time. “If you look at how complicated the human body is, it makes no sense for us to treat one disease with one medicine,” said Wang. The project recently published a paper on the use of therapeutic androgenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels. In the case of something like repairing burn damage, tissue growth can be best stimulated by a variety of drugs working simultaneously. However, Wang explained, this combination of drugs can actually “conflict with each other and compromise their functionality. So that’s why we are working on this.” Wang intends to use the results of this research in conjunction with one of his previous projects. In this earlier project, Dr. Wang worked on creating tissues in the lab, which can be used to heal injuries. One use for this tissue is to provide replacement skin for burns. Wang’s latest research on programmable drugs can be used in conjunction with the tissue to heal the wound faster.
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officer. During a patrol check of North Campus, police were made aware of individuals smoking marijuana in the area. Police attempted to talk with four males about the claim of marijuana smoking. The males ran from the officers. After a brief investigation, Mascola was identified as one of the group that fled from the police. His bond was posted at $500 and his court date is on Sept. 18.
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GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say remains found in a shallow grave in Glastonbury are those of a woman reported missing in July. The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/OkfFHJ ) reports Monday that the death of Jini Barnum of East Hampton has been ruled a homicide. East Hampton Police Chief Matthew Reimondo tells the newspaper investigators will be “looking at several people” in connection with her death. Police say a woman walking her dog in a wooded area found the remains Sunday morning. Barnum was last seen leaving her home July 28 after an argument with her boyfriend. Her child was 6 weeks old.
Yale-New Haven acquiring Hospital of St. Raphael
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale-New Haven Hospital is acquiring the Hospital of Saint Raphael, making it one of the largest hospitals in the country. Yale-New Haven will add 511 beds for a total of 1,519 beds and more than 12,000 employees. The hospitals tried to minimize job losses by keeping vacant positions open, but about 200 positions will be eliminated, officials said. The $160 million deal, which has received regulatory approval, will provide Yale-New Haven with the additional capacity it needs to meet current patient demand while providing financial stability at the Hospital of Saint Raphael campus, officials said. “We’re thrilled to be at this point,” said Marna Borgstrom, chief executive of Yale-New Haven. “It’s been a long time planning.”
3 hurt in explosion at Conn. house
The items below list charges filed, not convictions. All persons appearing below are entitled to the due process of law and presumed innocent until proven guilty. Individual police blotters will be taken off the website three semesters after they have been posted. Sept. 3 Benjamin P. Hamilton, 19, of Middlefield, was arrested at 1:23 p.m. on Whitney Road and charged with disorderly conduct. Police responded to a domestic violence complaint from Quinebaug Hall. After speaking with the witnesses and parties involved, police determined that Hamilton engaged in violent and tumultuous behavior. His bond was posted at $500 and his court date was on Sept. 4. Kai Wagoner-Oshima, 18, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested at 10:54 p.m. on Hillside Road and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal distribution of marijuana or a controlled substance, illegal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell near a school, possession of a controlled substance or less than four ounces of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia in a drug factory. Police were sent to Brock Hall for a narcotics complaint. On arriving, officers spoke with Wagoner-Oshima. After a brief investigation, Wagoner-Oshima was found to be in possession of 37.5 grams of marijuana, $406.58 in cash, two marijuana grinders, several hundred clear zip lock baggies, one marijuana pipe, rolling papers and a digital scale. Brock Hall is 903 feet from
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Three men, including the mayor’s brother, were seriously burned in a house explosion Monday afternoon in Shelton, officials said. Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti told the Connecticut Post (http://bit.ly/OBkc4m) that his brother, Luke Lauretti, 48, who lives in the house, was in critical condition at the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center. Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said three people were critically injured in the blast at about 2 p.m. The other two are believed to be Pioneer Gas Co. workers. A spokesman for the Bridgeport hospital said three men were WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returned being treated for serious burns. to Washington on Monday for an abbreviated Reports from the scene said the house in Shelton’s Pine Rock pre-election session in which it appears likely Park section showed little damage to the exterior but shattered to do the bare minimum: making sure that the windows. A Pioneer Gas. Co. propane truck was parked outside. government doesn’t shut down. Almost everything else of consequence, most notably a set of automatic, economyrattling spending cuts and tax increases that have been dubbed a “fiscal cliff,” will get put off until a postelection lame duck session — and maybe beyond. ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — State officials are inviting employTop lawmakers unveiled a six-month spenders to attend a conference about a state training and employment ing bill that would finance the government’s program. day-to-day operations until next March to give The program, known as Step Up, provides wage reimbursements the next Congress and whoever occupied the and training grants to businesses and manufacturers with fewer White House time to work out a final solution than 100 employees. The conference is set for Wednesday at the on more than $1 trillion in annual spending for Ansonia Armory. the Pentagon and other Cabinet departments. The state says 237 unemployed jobseekers have been hired under Typically such temporary funding bills, the wage-subsidy program and 275 under the small manufacturer’s known in Washington parlance as continuing training grant. resolutions, or CRs, freeze spending at current Over six months, Step Up provides up to $12,500 for each new levels. But the measure released Monday actuemployee to help defray the cost of hiring or training. The new ally allows for a 0.6 percent increase to every employee must be unemployed. program to keep pace with a slight increase in Those hired under the wage subsidy program must meet certain spending permitted by “caps” set by last sumincome requirements and live in specific municipalities based on mer’s hard-fought budget and debt accord. population or unemployment rates. The 2012 budget year ends on Sept. 30. But not a single one of the 12 annual agency appropriations bills has become law, requiring lawmakers to step in with the stopgap funding measure to avoid a disastrous partial shutdown of the government. Just a handful of high priority programs GRISWOLD, Conn. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been would be awarded larger increases, including arrested after police say he drove about 30 miles from his home in a government cybersecurity initiative, wildfire Warwick to a Connecticut trailer park in search of a fight. suppression efforts, a drive to modernize the Daniel Pellegrino was taken into custody Saturday after crashing U.S. nuclear arsenal and processing of veteran his car into a tree near Connelly’s Mobile Home Park in Niantic. disability claims. A popular initiative to repair The Norwich Bulletin reports that the 30-year-old Pellegrino the dome of the Capitol was left unfundtold police he drove across the state line to fight a trailer park ed, however, despite a high-profile push by resident. Senate Democrats. Police say they received two complaints saying Pellegrino had The House is to vote on the six-month threatened a man and a woman in the area. spending bill Thursday, and it appears set to He was held in lieu of $2,500 bond on charges including assault, pass easily, even though many tea party conthreatening and harassment and was scheduled to be presented in servatives are upset that it would allow more Norwich Superior court on Monday. It was not immediately clear spending than would be permitted under a
a day care center. His bond was posted at $10,000 and his court date is on Sept. 11. Sept. 4 Peter T. Julian, 20, of Stratford, was arrested at 3:35 p.m. on Hillside Road and charged with larceny in the sixth degree. Police responded to a call from the Co-op bookstore loss prevention office. Loss prevention agents had Julian detained after observing him leaving the store without paying for a $39.95 item. Investigation showed that Julian opened the item, removed it from packaging and concealed the item. He left the store without paying and was arrested. His bond was posted at $500 and his court date is on Sept. 18. Sept. 5 Raul A. Meruelo, 21, of Stamford, was arrested at 1:32 p.m. at the UConn Police Department and charged with 11 counts of computer crime in the fifth degree. Meruelo was arrested at the police department for an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from an investigation spanning from Feb. 15 to March 4 where Meruelo was found to be accessing and attempting to access numerous personal computer accounts that were not his. His bond was posted at $2,500 and his court date is on Sept. 18. Sept. 6 Neil A. Mascola, 18, of Naugatuck, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. on B Service Project Road and charged with interfering with an
Nicholas Guerrera, 18, of Northfield, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. on B Service Project Road and charged with interfering with an officer. During a patrol check of North Campus, police were made aware of individuals smoking marijuana in the area. Police attempted to talk with four males about the claim of marijuana smoking. The males ran from the officers. After a brief investigation, Guerrera was identified as one of the group that fled from the police. His bond was posted at $500 and his court date is on Sept. 18. Sept. 8
Matthew A. Morse, 32, of Trussville, was arrested at 12:25 a.m. on Storrs Road and charged with failure to keep plates readable, driving under the influence, unsafe movement of a vehicle from a stopped position and possessing a weapon in a vehicle. Police stopped Morse’s car for motor vehicle violations. Police suspected Morse of being under the influence and Morse was subjected to a series of sobriety tests, which he failed. During the investigation, a knife was found in the vehicle. Morse’s bond was posted at $5,000 and his court date is on Sept. 17.
Preston C. Porter, 21, of Clinton, was arrested at 3:14 a.m. on Route 195 and charged with failure to drive right, driving with a suspended license, driving under the influence and traveling at an unreasonable speed. Police stopped Porter’s car for traveling fast and crossing the double yellow lines on Route 195. Police learned that Porter’s license was suspended. Porter was suspected of being under the influence and was subjected to a series of sobriety tests, which he failed. His bond was posted at $7,500 and his court date is on Sept. 11.
Congress returns for short pre-election session
Conn. conference to highlight state jobs program
Police: Man drove from RI to fight Conn. resident
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Debate surrounds annual $60M cost of 9/11 memorial
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In this May 13, 2011 file photo, arborist Jeremy DeSimone, left, sprays fertilizer on a swamp white oak at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York.
NEW YORK (AP) — A debate over balancing the need to honor the memory of Sept. 11 with the enormous costs of running a memorial and museum at ground zero has been reawakened on the eve of the attacks’ 11th anniversary, as officials faced questions Monday over the project’s expected $60 million-a-year operating budget. The number comes on top of the $700 million construction cost of the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. A report Sunday by The Associated Press noted that $12 million a year would be spent on security, more than the entire operating budgets of Gettysburg National Military Park and the monument that includes the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who leads the nonprofit foundation’s board, on Monday called the Sept. 11 memorial’s operating cost a necessity for security and other costs unique to hosting millions of visitors a year on the reborn site of two terror attacks, in 1993 and 2001. Some congressional Democrats underscored their efforts to help get federal money to cover some of the operating cost, while a Republican senator reiterated his opposition. Even some victims’ family members are divided over whether the annual price tag represents the price of paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 lives lost or the cost of unnecessary grandeur. At ground zero, several visitors Monday to the memorial plaza were surprised — but not put off — by the $60 million-a-
year figure. “Really?” said Pat Lee, 57, a Walmart manager from Atlanta. But, she said, “I don’t think the money is too much. Because it’s important to keep alive the memory of what happened.” The centerpiece of the rebuilt World Trade Center site, the memorial includes both a serene, solemn memorial plaza, where waterfalls fill the fallen towers’ footprints, and a mostly underground museum that is to house such artifacts as the staircase workers used to escape the attacks. The plaza opened last year and has drawn 4.5 million visitors so far. The museum was to have been finished by Tuesday, but progress has stopped amid a construction-costs fight between the memorial foundation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency that owns the trade center site. The Port Authority has claimed the Sept. 11 memorial foundation owed it $300 million for infrastructure and revised project costs; the foundation has argued it’s owed money because of project delays. Both Bloomberg and New York Gov. Mario Cuomo said Monday they hoped to resolve the dispute. Meanwhile, it remains unclear how the foundation will cover the costs of running the museum, once it does open. So far, the foundation has been able to rely on corporate and individual donations and selling memorabilia. The annual expense was about $27.8 million last year, including four months of operating the memorial plaza,
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according to recently audited financial statements. But the expense is projected to jump to $60 million after the museum opens. The foundation plans to spend around $12 million a year on private security; operating the waterfalls costs another $4.5 million to $5 million annually, the foundation says. Foundation officials haven’t responded to requests for information about other costs at the site. “Nobody is taking the money and building a hunting lodge for the trustees or having caviar and Champagne every night,” Bloomberg said when asked about the operating expenses after an unrelated news conference. “It’s a lot of money, but it costs that. Do you want a real budget, or do you want us to lie?” He said the costs could be covered by donations, by admission tickets to the museum — the price has not been set, but the memorial president has suggested it could be up to $20 — and from federal aid. A proposal for up to $20 million a year in federal money has, so far, hit roadblocks. Senate sponsors Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and New York Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer said through their offices Monday that they continued to press for the money. “This is hallowed ground, and it deserves to be treated like other national monuments,” Schumer said in an emailed statement. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.,
has been blocking the measure. And he’s not relenting, spokesman John Hart said Monday. “He believes it is wrong to pay for this by borrowing $200 million from future generations and foreign governments when the federal government is rife with waste and duplication,” Hart said. The Sept. 11 memorial would be more costly to run than some of the other places where the nation remembers its dead — Arlington National Cemetery, which receives 4 million visitors a year, costs $45 million annually, and Gettysburg National Military Park $8.4 million. But the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has an $81.2 million budget for this year, about $51 million of it expected in federal money and the rest from private donations and investment income. It has averaged about 1.8 million visitors annually over its 19 years. The memorial to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing derives its $3.3 million operating budget entirely from museum revenues, private fundraising and endowment earnings. “We run ours with a very lean staff because that’s how we can sustain our memorial and museum,” said Kari Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. The Sept. 11 museum has “a different philosophy and approach,” Watkins said, noting that she wasn’t critical of it.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in a decade, the Sept. 11 attacks and the wars that resulted are not the focus of the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama, who leads Republican Mitt Romney in polling on national security issues, may try to change that this fall as he seeks to sway undecided voters and traditional GOP constituencies in a tight race. “In a world of new threats and new challenges, you can choose leadership that has been tested and proven,” the president said last week while accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination, attempting to draw a contrast with a GOP presidential ticket that has little foreign policy experience. “I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. And we have,” Obama added. “A new tower rises above the New York skyline; al-Qaida is on the path to defeat; and Osama bin Laden is dead.” Tuesday marks the 11th anniversary of the attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead and led to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both campaigns will pull their largely negative television advertisements off the air for the day out of respect for 9/11 victims and their families. Obama will hold a moment of silence at the White House and attend a Pentagon memorial service; Romney will address the National Guard’s annual conference, and Vice President Joe Biden will attend a memorial service at Shanksville, Pa., where one of the four hijacked flights crashed. It will be a rare day on the campaign when terrorism, or national security for that matter, will be a center of attention. Unlike the other presidential elections following the attacks, polls show those issues are a low priority for voters. A CBS News/New York Times survey this summer found 37 percent of voters called terrorism and security extremely important to their vote while 54 percent said the economy and jobs were that important. It was much different eight years ago, the first presidential election after the attacks. Back then, about two-thirds of voters said protecting the country was more important than creating jobs when deciding their vote for president, according to an AP-Ipsos poll shortly before the 2004 election. President George W. Bush defeated Democratic challenger John Kerry in large part by convincing voters he was the best candidate to keep the country safe. The 2008 election also focused on national security until the economy staggered during the campaign’s final stretch. Obama’s early opposition to the Iraq war won him wide support from a combat-weary public. Republican Sen. John McCain ran on his military credentials while arguing that his Democratic opponent was naive and would be dangerous for the country. Fast forward to the present. Despite the strong economic focus, Obama’s campaign says it still sees an opportunity to zero in on national security and terrorism in the final weeks of the campaign. And it’s clear why it would want to: Polls show Obama leading Romney on national security and terrorism, issues where Republicans typically have an advantage. Officials say national security issues resonate particularly well in battleground states with large military and veterans populations, including Virginia, North Carolina and Florida. The Obama campaign has been running television advertisements in those states focused on the president’s policies for veterans, and Obama surrogates have held national security-focused events there, too. Biden, whose son served in Iraq, has been making a point of highlighting the human costs of the wars that followed the 9/11 attacks. A frequently emotional Biden often lists the exact number of service members dead and wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama aides acknowledge that the election results will almost certainly hinge on the economy. But they say international issues are another avenue for drawing a contrast with Romney and appealing to voters who remain undecided less than two months from Election Day. That’s why they reacted quickly when Romney made no mention of Afghanistan or the 77,000 troops still serving there when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination last month. “It’s more than an omission,” said retired Gen. Wesley Clark, an Obama supporter. “It reveals a severe lack of understanding about the job of president, doesn’t reflect well on what kind of leadership you would bring and frankly it’s just unbecoming of someone who wants to become commander in chief.”
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11 years after 9/11, America continues to rebuild and grow
oday marks the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon by radical terrorists affiliated with the militant group Al Qaeda. On that day, two planes were flown into the Twin Towers in New York City, resulting in the deaths of more than 2,000 Americans and changing the skyline of one of our country’s greatest cities forever. While nothing can make up for the tragic loss of life that was suffered in New York, in Washington, D.C., and aboard Flight 93 during these attacks, today Americans can take pride in the fact that our perseverance never waivered, in spite of everything. This is evidenced by the Freedom Tower, which stands, nearly complete after six years of construction, on the spot where the Twin Towers once stood – reclaiming the Manhattan skyline. Scheduled to be finished in 2013, the tower will be the tallest building in the United States, standing at 1,776 feet, a number that represents year of American independence. However, the Freedom Tower is more than a new, 105-floor tourist attraction. It is a symbol of everything that we wouldn’t allow ourselves to lose. For all Americans affected by the events 11 years ago, the Freedom Tower was erected to both showcase how far our nation has come in the healing process and to send a message to those who think that they succeeded in breaking our spirit. Generations will look upon this building and recognize that it is a beacon for the perseverance and progress of our once-wounded nation. On that fateful morning, a significant part of our skyline was taken from us. Today, we can say that, not only have we reclaimed our skyline, we have turned it into a monument to every value and belief that the villains of those highly orchestrated attacks tried to strip from us. Eleven years is long enough for an entire generation of Americans to be born with no knowledge of the significance that those events had in changing the course of our nation’s history. The new Freedom Tower can act as a functioning monument, similar to the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans’ memorial or even the U.S. Capitol, which teach our youth about the great impact that past events have had on the way we view our nation today. With the completion of the Freedom Tower, Americans prove to all the evil powers in the world that we cannot be broken; we can only be given an opportunity to rebuild for the better. 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.
People still use AIM these days? To the guy working at the Co-op Cafe: I wasn’t laughing at you...you just made me laugh...which I needed, so thank you. If you put root beer in a square glass do you get beer? To everyone I invited my birthday party this year: apparently I am only allowed four guests in my apartment. So figure out who it’s gonna be. I suggest fight to the death. What is gluten and why doesn’t anybody ever charge for it? Things that have not changed at UCONN since 2009: unnecessary construction, TAIL people, and lifeguards not looking at swimmers: hello grad school Is it possible to make the InstantDaily from another state after graduation? Life was so much easier when there were only 150 Pokemon. Then Mew had to come along and mess the whole thing up... “I don’t mind these practice fire alarms,” said nobody. Seriously, I’m not sure if I’m ready for this campus to get cold again. I just got used to it being warm. Sometimes I vow to watch less television in an effort to be more productive. And the Full House reruns come on and I’m watching TV all night. Is it time to start to calling dibs on Halloween costumes? My first choices are sexy librarian, sexy surgeon, sexy cafeteria worker, sasquatch, and sexy auto worker.
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Manned Mars expedition necessary and feasible
arly in the morning on Monday, Aug. 6, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars. It dominated news headlines and Facebook news feeds for a few days, producing a variety of opinions – some excited about this huge leap forward in space exploration, some criticizing the cost of the program, others amazed at our first Mars landing and still others pointing out that this is actually the fourth time we’ve landed a rover on Mars. No matter their starting points, these converBy Sam Tracy sations almost Weekly Columnist always turned to the question of if and when we should send humans. The answer is simple – yes, and as soon as possible. A manned Mars expedition is both necessary and, surprisingly, feasible with today’s technology. President Obama has stated that he wants to have humans on Mars by the 2030s, and top NASA officials have been floating the idea of a 2033 mission for some time now. While better than nothing, these proposals are inadequate. Setting a deadline over 20 years in the future makes it highly likely it will be pushed off even further. A 2033 mission is a possible seven presidential administrations away, leaving open many opportunities for future presidents to divert resources from the project or cancel it completely.
A deadline of 2022 would make the program much more likely to succeed. The main objection to a deadline so soon is that we do not yet have the technology, or the budget, for a manned Mars mission. Judging only from NASA’s proposals, you would be right. These plans called for a complicated system of orbital space stations that would construct gigantic spaceships reminiscent of Star Wars. More importantly, they came with a $450 billion price tag. Understandably, this made many elected officials write off the idea of sending humans to Mars any time soon. Since that time, independent groups of experts have put together alternative plans that are not only much simpler, but much cheaper as well. For example, the “Mars Direct” plan proposed by aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin and his associates calls for spaceships to be launched directly from Earth’s surface to the surface of Mars, similar to the successful moon missions of the past. The ships would then make rocket fuel out of the Martian atmosphere, drastically decreasing the amount of fuel that would need to be brought with them from Earth. This, along with other innovations with current technology, puts its price tag in the $20-30 billion range. While not cheap, this is only about 5 percent of the cost of NASA’s proposal. In comparison, NASA’s budget for 2013 is $17.7 billion. If the project were spread over ten years, it would only cost a maximum of $3 billion per year, a mere 17 percent of NASA’s budget. A manned mission to Mars certainly seems worth that cost. Of course, some will say that there
are better uses for that $30 billion, like helping the poor, cutting taxes or paying for education. While those are laudable goals, there are much bigger areas of the nearly $4 trillion federal budget that should be cut before space exploration. It should also be realized that there are huge benefits to a manned Mars mission, far beyond simply planting a flag and taking some cool photos. Mars has huge sheets of water ice, and there is strong evidence of liquid water underground. Astronauts would be able to drill down and sample this liquid water for the presence of life. Finding even simple bacteria on another planet would cause a dramatic shift in all areas of human knowledge, from biology to religion. A manned Mars mission would also pave the way for further exploration. If liquid water is discovered beneath the surface, other traits such as its 25-hour day and its atmosphere that can be used to create fuel would make it a much better candidate for a permanent base than Earth’s own moon. This would make for a great figurative and literal launch point for missions to the edge of the solar system, whether to search for life on Jupiter’s moons or to mine asteroids for rare metals. In 1961, President Kennedy proposed that we land humans on the moon. In 1969, we did. If we decided to send humans to Mars in ten years, we could. And we should.
Weekly Columnist Sam Tracy is a 7th-semester political science major. He can be reached at Samuel.Tracy@ UConn.edu.
The world just isn’t ready for five-year-old pole dancers
here is a plethora of exercises and workout plans for kids of all ages, including playing basketball, going for a run and swimming. But poledancing for children as young as five years old? Yes, you had better believe that’s a possibility too. Twisted By Chynna Davis Staff Columnist Grip Dance & Fitness, which is based in Duncan, B.C., is now offering pole-dancing classes for children, both male and female, called “Little Spinners.” As cute as the name sounds, I don’t think that this world is ready for such a thing just yet. Kristy Craig, the owner of Twisted Grip Dance & Fitness, says that the class is not sexual at all. That is funny, because I went on the company’s website and, alas, a black screen pops up with bright purple outlining and wording, pink sparkling stripper pumps and a half-naked woman hanging upside down on a pole with her cleavage bared for all to see. I beg to differ. “It’s pure fitness and strength and fun,” Craig told the CBC. “I mean, kids love climbing trees. They will
climb anything.” kids to take these classes are Yes, let them start with wealthy people. I can almost climbing trees, and soon guarantee you that you won’t enough, they’ll be ready to find any mother from the hood climb penises. taking her daughter to these Pole-dancing is almost syn- classes. People in urban areas onymous with sex, so I really are already suffering enough don’t know why any mother or as it is from young girls having father would babies. Yet think that people with this would money think be a good it’s cute that thing for their kid their young can drop children. it like it’s I’m 21 years hot. They’re old and I really a hot know for a mess. fact that my Despite father would everything not be happy I have just about me said, I think even conthere is a real sidering a Chynna Davis, art to polepole-dancdancing and Staff Columnist I wish that ing class. If any parent I could do thinks that what they something do. I can like pole dancing is a good idea literally gawk all day at the for their kid, then I hope that immense and seemingly effortthey’re not the same parents less finesse with which these wondering why their daughter women (and men) throw themis on the television show “16 selves up a pole with one swift And Pregnant.” movement. It’s pretty easy to The funny thing is, I have say that what they do on that a strong hunch that most of pole is an amazing skill, one these parents who want their that requires great athleticism,
“The strongly sexual stigma associated with the whole idea of pole-dancing is too strong to be put on our children.”
and that pole-dancing can be considered a sport. The only difference is that when I think about the people performing the moves on those poles, they’re all adults. The strongly sexual stigma associated with the whole idea of pole-dancing is too strong to be put on our children. Pole-dancing just began to become more widely accepted in our culture. I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten a LivingSocial deal or a Groupon email about a bundle of pole-dancing classes I can take for a discounted price. That was never the case a few years ago. This activity is still new to adults in our society. But to introduce it to our children? I think not. I’m still not entirely accustomed to seeing 15-year-old girls prance and flip around in skin-tight, cheek-exposing leotards at the Olympic Games on television. The only poles kids should be sliding down are the ones at parks, and maybe the firehouse pole on a class field trip.
Staff Columnist Chynna Davis is a 9th-semester photography major. She can be reached at Chynna. Davis@UConn.edu.
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‘UConn in the World’ art exhibit captures global message
By Ariel Brand Campus Correspondent The opening ceremony of “Global Reflections: UConn in the World,” an art exhibit featuring photographs that illustrate global citizenship in action, was held on Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Having received over 100 photo submissions, the selection committee narrowed it down to 41 photos. These photos are now on display at the Art Gallery on the third floor of the Student Union. The photos capture students actively engaging in programs, including the UConn Nursing in Puerto Rico and Cape Town and the UConn Social Entrepreneurship Corps in Guatemala. Also showcased are photos taken by several international students. Some photos have a more serious edge and others may draw a few laughs. Yasemin Kutes’ picture depicts one of the Y-Think statues that used to be interspersed around campus, juxtaposed with a trodden orange cone tipped over in the background. “I thought it was a very simple way to draw people’s attention and to
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Molly Heer, a 1st-semester cognitive science major and Llana Wasserman, a 1st-semester business major admire one of the photo displays at the ‘UConn in the World’ art exhibit.
think about all the problems we have,” Kutes said. Alisa Blidnert from Sweden snapped a photo of her friend Josefin contending with the travails of lugging shopping bags back from Walmart. Bob Chudy, the director of the International Center, kicked off the event with a few words
about what it means to be a global citizen. He also spoke about UConn students’ involvement within the greater community and the importance of global teamwork. He hopes that the photos will inspire viewers “to reflect on life and what global citizens can do, working together and helping each
‘X Factor,’ ‘Voice’ clash sour music to Cowell
This June 2012 photo released by FOX shows judges, from left, L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell on the set of “The X Factor.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes are high, the tactics are fierce and the rhetoric is heating up. Obama versus Romney? Nope. It’s the contest between “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” which escalated after NBC abruptly moved to pit its “Voice” against Wednesday’s second-season debut of Fox’s “X Factor.” The two singing contests already faced a tussle over audience votes when NBC scheduled a fall cycle of “The Voice” after it proved itself as a solid spring performer. Then, in a post-Labor Day surprise, an apparently mischievous NBC said it was expanding the show’s first week from Monday and Tuesday to include a third episode, which happens to air opposite the first hour of the “X Factor” bow at 8 p.m.-10 p.m. EDT Wednesday. Fox’s show also airs Thursday. Suddenly, the battle of the talent shows is much more interesting. Or make that infuriating, if you’re “X Factor” creator, executive producer and judge Simon Cowell. Known for his creative critiques as an “American Idol” panelist (“You sound like a cat jumping off the Empire State Building”), he was simply blunt about NBC’s move. Cowell took off the gloves when he told a teleconference last week that he was angry “because I think there’s a kind of gentleman’s agreement.” The implication: Networks can slap each other around by putting dramas and comedies head-tohead, but a talent show is in a class of its own, like PBS’ “Downton Abbey” but with a record contract and hot modern blondes named Christina, Britney and Demi. “I think it’s mean-spirited and I hope and I pray that it backfires on them, because it’s one of the best shows we’ve ever made,” Cowell said, adding that three consecutive nights of “Voice” is “too much” and viewers will choose “X Factor.” “But I’ve learned, don’t make any predictions,” he said, temper-
ing bravado with caution. Season two represents a sophomore reboot for “X Factor,” which did well last season but failed to pull the 20 million viewers he’d grandly predicted. Instead, it averaged about 12.6 million for its performance and results episodes, which Cowell saw as a “wake-up call” for how to handle the U.S. version of his British hit. (“The Voice” averaged 15.9 million last season, with results shows coming in at 11.3 million.) “I was a bit cocky,” he said in a recent interview. “I was feeling bullish coming off the U.K. show. And I don’t think I really read the (American) market that well” and how a strong show could let “massive social network power” make it a hit. So is “X Factor” sharper now that first-year judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul are out and Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are in? Also gone is host Steve Jones, to be replaced before live episodes begin in November by a likely male-female duo yet to be chosen (Kevin McHale of “Glee,” Kelly Osbourne and Khloe Kardashian are among the rumored candidates). Yes, said Cowell, with the new judges and new producers making a difference. “The show looks better and feels better than what we did a year ago. I can see an improvement. I’m happy with it,” he said. Spears and Lovato are “doing great,” according to Cowell. “With Britney, everybody expects there’s going to be some kind of car crash with her. But it’s not. She’s very switched on, very focused. ... She has good taste and from working with her you can understand why she’s lasted so long in the industry. “She totally understands the music business and understands the difference between a good singer and a potential star.” As for Lovato, she’s a “revelation,” he said. “She’s very smart, she’s a brat and that’s probably why I like her.” Lovato, 20, also is “a very hot
recording artist,” Cowell said, and one who’s closer to the age of the audience that Fox wants to attract, the young adults for whom sponsors pay higher ad rates. All that optimism, and then came the decision by NBC that Cowell labels a “spoiling tactic.” NBC declined to comment. “Voice” executive producer Mark Burnett, who told TMZ last week that he was unaware of his show’s added night and that it never occurred to him the two shows would compete, didn’t respond to a request for comment. He’s not afraid of a little verbal hardball, however. Recently, Burnett pointedly noted that there are format changes for “The Voice,” but he’s sticking with original mentors Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine as long as they’re available — in obvious contrast to Cowell’s musical chairs. “Truly we’ve gotten so close with all these guys, and it really has become like a family,” Burnett said, explaining why he opened his Malibu home for a “Voice” news conference. “The X Factor” should be more concerned with postseason Major League Baseball preemptions as Fox airs the playoffs, said analyst Brad Adgate of media-buyer Horizon Media. For “The Voice,” there’s competition to come from ABC’s popular “Dancing With the Stars” and the potential of overkill with two runs in a year, he said, while “American Idol” is still on and strong in part because Fox airs it once annually. “Fox kind of protected it, and I don’t think NBC is doing that with ‘The Voice,’” he said. “I was kind of surprised they took one of the few bona fide hits on the network and are running the risk of viewer fatigue.” The British versions of “Voice” and “X Factor,” which haven’t aired in direct competition, offer mixed signals on who might win the U.S. bout. Last season, “The Voice” averaged 7.9 million U.K. viewers, with the finale drawing 7.1 million (Cowell had the satisfaction of seeing his “Britain’s Got Talent” outdraw it with 9.7 million). The current run of the British “X Factor” debuted in August with 8.7 million viewers compared with 11 million for the previous run and hasn’t seen ratings jump. But it remains by far the highest-rated show on Saturday nights. “Shows get moved around. That’s just the nature of what happens,” Carroll said. “If ‘X Factor’ is going to be a draw it will be, no matter what it runs up against.”
other” in all corners of the world. Chudy believes that UConn students become true global citizens when they travel the globe assisting others in need. Not only does helping others around the world promote universal cooperation, it cultivates mutually beneficial relation-
ships between various cultures. “As you can see from these pictures, learning and teaching is a two-way street,” Chudy said. “And learning comes in many forms…from eating exotic foods to learning a new language… and we all become better for it.” Nataliya Plesha, who is photographed clutching the 2012 winner of the Graduate Student Teaching Award, stopped by the exhibit. With over 22 years of teaching experience, Plesha directed the greatest thanks toward her pupils. “I got it because of them,” she said. Deeply committed to fostering an environment in which students can learn and progress, Plesha proclaims an intrinsic passion for teaching. “You have to be passionate about what you’re doing in life,” Plesha said. The exhibit is sponsored by the International Center, Study Abroad and Immigration Services. “Global Reflections: UConn in the World” will be available for viewing until Friday, Sept. 14. Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively wed in SC
Actors Blake Lively, left, and Ryan Reynolds at the premiere of “Green Lantern” in Los Angeles.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — One of the sexiest men alive is off the market. Again. Ryan Reynolds wed Blake Lively in Mount Pleasant, S.C., on Sunday night at Boone Hall Plantation, according to a person familiar with the ceremony who requested anonymity because that person wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter. Representatives for the actors didn’t return requests by The Associated Press for comment.
While it is Lively’s first marriage, Reynolds was previously wed to Scarlett Johansson. Their divorce was finalized last summer after three years of marriage. Lively and Reynolds both starred in last year’s “Green Lantern.” Lively was previously linked to her “Gossip Girl” co-star Penn Badgley and to Leonardo DiCaprio. Reynolds was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2010.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s top publishers has turned to a man from the editorial side to run its business. Michael Pietsch, the editor of Keith Richards’ “Life,” David Foster Wallace’s “The Pale King” and the many novels of James Patterson, has been named CEO of Hachette Book Group. Pietsch has headed the publisher’s Little, Brown and Co. division for 11 years. “I love working closely with writers and I’m hopeful that I’ll get to continue to work with them in other ways in helping them achieve whatever they want to achieve,” Pietsch said Monday during a brief telephone interview. “I have always loved the business side of our business. I didn’t think of myself as wanting to be a CEO, but I always wanted to learn more about the business and about bringing the right book into a reader’s hands at the right moment.” Pietsch succeeds David Young, who will step down March 31. The 61-year-old is returning to Britain to be with his family and will become deputy chief executive of Hachette UK and CEO of the Orion Publishing Group division. Pietsch will continue to report to Young, whose reign was highlighted by the rise of Stephenie Meyer and her “Twilight” novels.
“I have enjoyed enormously my time here and the company going from strength to strength, and I leave behind a brilliant team who work together so wonderfully, and will now be very ably led by Michael Pietsch,” Young, who has been CEO since 2006, said in a statement. The 55-year-old Pietsch is known for his literary touch and commercial savvy, whether signing up Richards for what became a million-selling memoir, shepherding Patterson’s multiple annual best-sellers, or assembling author notes left behind after Wallace’s suicide and editing and publishing “The Pale King,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. This fall, Little, Brown releases include Tom Wolfe’s “Back to Blood” and J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults, “The Casual Vacancy.” Monday’s announcement comes as Hachette confronts a recent settlement with the U.S. government over allegations of price fixing that will likely lead to reduced prices for e-books and greater power for Amazon.com, a major concern for publishers and rival booksellers. Pietsch declined to discuss the settlement, but did say the moment was right for “focusing on the authors you publish.”
David Foster Wallace’s editor promoted to CEO of Hachette
Speed read (or not)
Last week, I wrote that the first books I wanted to read this semester were “The Hunger Games” series, but that I felt that the plight of homework would greatly restrict my reading. Well, I’m now about 80 pages into “Mockingjay,” having already finished the first two books. Despite the growing amount of things to do, I’ve been trying to read this series as fast as I can, since I find myself engrossed in the plot whenever I pick up any of the books. My desire for speeding through them caught me off guard. It made me wonder if I should be savoring the books instead, leading to an internal conflict. So: to speed or to savor? I speed through books, regardless of my intentions. I’m a fast reader and when I start reading, I whip through the pages. I can sit down and read a book all day long until I’m done, while other people spread it out over days. I read both “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” each in one day. I read “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in about six hours. If the book is worth it, speeding through the book is wonderful because you can take it all in at once without many (or any) breaks. You can completely immerse yourself in the text. If it’s a newly released book, you don’t have to run the risk of someone spoiling the ending for you, since you’ll be the one to finish first. Conversely, your friends might not want to talk to you out of fear that you will wind up spoiling the book for them. While the satisfaction of completing the book and the relief of knowing how the novel ends are fantastic feelings, if you finish too quickly, there might be a creeping feeling of disappointment in the back of your mind. You can never read a book for the first time again. The first read of a book is unlike any other. You don’t know anything about the characters, their world or how the author composed the story. Everything is new. You can’t brace yourself for a sad part because you don’t know what’s about to hit you. You can’t figure out the same mystery twice. If you rush through the book too fast, you might not be able to appreciate the novel completely. You also have to let go of the fantasy worlds the author has created and return to reality earlier. The story is never quite the same after the first read. Savoring a book can also be like an anchor weighing you down. If you slowly ebb along, reading a chapter one day and a few pages the next, you might make the book tedious for yourself, no matter how good it is. No one wants to spend months on one book. Parts of the book might not even make sense if you put too much space between readings. On the other hand, parts of the book might make more sense if you savor the novel, since it’s less likely that you will accidently skip a part. Spending more time on a book can also allow you to explore the author’s writing and pick up on any symbols or metaphors. Neither approach to reading is wrong. It simply depends on how fast you read, your style of reading, and also, the book. Some books force you to savor them because they are so dense, such as “Game of Thrones.” Others are written with less detail, and the author’s style makes the novel a lighter read. Nevertheless, whether you speed through a novel or savor it, as long as you read, it’s okay in my book.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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such as a fan blowing in the background during a close up of Indy, to the sweat on the brows of numerous characters. The sound was also remastered for this movie and for the forthcoming Blu-ray release. Everything from John William’s iconic score to Ben Burtt’s sound design were absolutely unbelievable in full HD surround sound. The new remastering of the film’s audio and video were so well done that the film almost looks like it could have been shot yesterday. It was a true thrill to see Indy on the big screen, and the HD presentation remastered for IMAX was absolutely technically flawless. The timeless tale has been complimented with modern technical HD prowess. One of cinema’s greatest heroes is just as much fun to watch today as he most certainly was 31 years ago, and with the imminent release of the Blu-ray set, you can be assured that he’ll be here for a long, long time.
What is the best horror film ever made? What is Jack Nicholson’s best film? What is the best Stephen King adaptation? For most people, the answer to at least one of these questions would be “The Shining.” I would say it’s the answer to all three. But what is surprising is that when “The Shining” was first released in 1980, it was not considered the masterpiece it is today. It received mixed to negative reviews, and two Razzie nominations, including Stanley Kubrick for Worst Director. It both puzzles and amazes me that in less than 30 years, a film went from being a two-star misfire to a genre-defining classic. It’s so rare for a single critic to change their stance on anything, let alone a good portion of the film community. While “The Shining” isn’t the only instance of a film’s reputation turning 180 degrees, it is certainly the best known. That said, I began to look at recent films to see if any of them could be the next “Shining.” First off, I think in order for a film to be worthy of reconsideration, it has to be attached to a big name director, and one whose films are valued for artistic innovation more than entertainment. Stanley Kubrick’s filmography included “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Dr. Strangelove,” often called two of the greatest films ever made. It also has to have received some positive critical reception, at least 30 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. One film that came to mind was Darren Aronofsky’s “The Fountain.” Aronofsky is commended for making films that deal with deep human insecurity; see “Pi” and “Black Swan.” “The Fountain” dealt with mortality but was dismissed as clunky and overly melodramatic. Aronofsky himself said he believed the film’s subject matter was the reason for the negative reaction, stating the film was released “smack in the middle of Paris Hilton time” and the superficial western culture was uncomfortable with a film about accepting death. While I doubt critics would dislike a film for its premise, I do hope Aronofsky is right. After all, I thought “The Fountain” was a deeply moving and visually striking work of genius. Another one was Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.” Anderson’s films often walk a tightrope balancing comedy and drama, and “The Life Aquatic” was his riskiest picture, with an enormous cast and a lead character that brought new depth to the word “complex.” Critics dismissed it as a mess that never really finds itself, and believed Anderson’s quirky direction had gone overboard. I thought the film needed to make a mess of itself in order for the third act to succeed as much as it does. The obvious flaw with the above thoughts is that those are two movies I personally like. I needed to look at films that I could have potentially been wrong about. Honestly, I couldn’t find any. I am a very stubborn critic and the only film I have ever gone negative to positive on was “Waking Life,” and that was acclaimed to begin with. My final and I think best guess goes to Lars von Trier’s “Antichrist.” Von Trier’s films scream art house and always contain heavy drama and themes. “Antichrist” is a film about a couple subjected to the horrors of nature while living in the woods. It contains strong religious symbolism, graphic drama and a heavily eerie atmosphere. Actually, it looks pretty similar to “The Shining,” so it seems like a perfect fit. The only problem is, now I am really tempted to watch it.
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Over/Under Overrated: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
In 2012, Tim Burton’s name has been reduced to an effective punchline. A lot of the damage is because of his “Alice in Wonderland” remake. It takes his “twisted” image and turns it around so much that the style is unappealing to the eye. Further, the acting was Johnny Depp’s Mad Bybland. Alex Sfazzarra Campus Correspondent Hatter was directionless, and don’t get me started on that horrible Fudderwhacken break-dancing scene. The action was poorly shot, especially because the movie abuses its use of 3D (it was the second real 3D phenomenon after “Avatar”) and is too dark and drab to really matter. Luckily, Burton-mania seems to be tapering out; “Dark Shadows” bombed.
Underrated: Grindhouse (2007)
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Bradley Cooper (left) and Zoe Saldana (right) star as Rory and Dora Jansen respectively. Rory is a writer who steals the work of another and pays the price for doing so.
By Maurilio Amorim Campus Correspondent After seeing the trailer for “The Words,” I was very excited about this film. What I didn’t know is that everything you need to know about it is all in the trailer. In it, we see a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper) get rich from a bestseller he stole. The struggling writer then meets an old man (Jeremy Irons), who claims the book was his. Wondering what comes next? Nothing. That is pretty much the whole story. Then it ends. However, it does get a bit more complicated. As it turns out, this whole story is a novel written by another writer (Dennis Quaid). We see
young woman with a motive. Ultimately, she has no motive. Did the writers and directors miss something they went for, or did she play the part wrong? Bradley Cooper walked through his role as if Dennis Quaid was only half-interested in reading his story to us. Maybe he was bored, too. Jeremy Irons did an outstanding job as the angry old man, but the writers gave both him and the audience no way of exploring this character. We meet several other characters throughout the film, some of which are well-acted. They’re
The Words 3/10
somewhat developed, but never reappear, and we are left wondering why, with a film 96 minutes long, it seems as if we’re missing half the story. It may sound like this film went right over my head, but it didn’t. I think I went over the film’s head. It is both complete and incomplete. As a film, it tells a boring short story. However, it doesn’t even know what that story is. There is too much and not enough going on for anyone to take anything substantial away from it. Maybe the writers stole this story and never understood it, either. Yeah, that’s it.
‘Raiders of the Lost Arc’ in IMAX still a thrill
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Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, played by Harrison Ford, prepares to quickly switch a gold idol with a bag of sand, in the hopes that this will fool the tomb’s ancient security system.
By Alex Sferrazza Campus Correspondent
Three hours of Tarantino, Rodriguez and film history were at play in “Grindhouse,” which is a hell of a ride no matter how you look at it. The first film of the double-feature, “Planet Terror,” is a classic action-packed, stupid as all getout action flick from the guy who made “Desperado” and “From Dusk Til Dawn.” The second film, “Death Proof,” has a great performance from Kurt Russell and an underrated “damsels in distress” low-budget feel with classic Tarantino dialogue and a fantastic chase scene to finish out the experience. -Joe O’Leary
the story as he narrates. You probably guessed that these writers’ stories are somehow related. Or are they? The film tries to create a mystery for the viewer to solve, but we are never given a single clue to guide us in any direction. Believe me, I was looking the whole time. The film fails at its attempt to build up to a larger point. At the end, I am left wondering one thing: which was worse, the writing or the acting? Let’s review. We know almost nothing important about any of the characters. Olivia Wilde comes off as a mysterious
Every few years or so, a monumental film comes along. A film so groundbreaking, well executed and (generally lacking these days) original, that it enters the pop culture lexicon and is adored for generations to come by filmgoers all around the world. In 1981, one such film was called “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (also known as “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark”). Produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg, the film starred Hollywood icon Harrison Ford as the archeology professor/adventurer Henry “Indiana” Jones. “Raiders” was the first film in the “Indiana Jones” franchise. In recognition of the imminent release of the Indiana Jones Blu-ray collection later this month, the film was rereleased into IMAX theaters for a limited engagement this past weekend. A period piece set in 1936, the film chronicles the
adventurers’ journey to find the fabled Hebrew artifact, the “Ark of the Covenant,” before Nazi Germany can obtain it. Along the way, Indy runs into a colorful cast of allies including the feisty Marion Ravenwood and the jolly Sallah, as they aid him in his quest to beat the Nazis and rival French archeologist René Belloq to the Ark. But you know this story, or at least you should. With a perfect blend of well-rehearsed action, humor, thrills and awe-inspiring wonder, “Raiders” has stood for the past three decades as the epitome of the great American adventure film. Its iconic scenes, from the introductory temple idol sequence all the way to the climactic Nazi face melting, stand the test of time as some of the most thrilling in cinema history, as does Ford’s impeccable performance. The stunts and action scenes hold up incredibly well today. In an age where Hollywood films rely increasingly less and less on traditional stunt
work and practical special effects, eschewing them for cheaper computer-generated imagery (the latest “Indiana Jones” film included), it is absolutely refreshing to see a film that uses next to none of those effects. Almost everything you see was accomplished live with real stuntmen or with the use of models. To say Lucasfilm did a fantastic job with the film’s HD restoration is a gross understatement. Following up on their work with the “Star Wars” Bluray release last year, the studio has outdone itself. Keep in mind that the screening was presented in IMAX, the largest wide-commercial format screen in the world, with state of the art resolution. So, when I tell you that I saw no more than two quick specs of film grain throughout the entire presentation, I truly mean it. The detail is so extensive that I found myself noticing even the most minute of details,
Raiders of the Lost Ark 10/10
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Watson’s new fantasy role: Teen in ‘ Perks of Being a Wallflower’
TORONTO (AP) — Emma Watson is living out another fantasy — the life of a high school kid that she missed out on growing up in the Harry Potter fold. For her first major film role since leaving the world of Potter behind, Watson chose “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” in which she plays an American teen who’s part of a clique of hip outsiders at a Pittsburgh school. The 22-year-old British actress said it gave her a taste of a whole different life considering her cloistered upbringing on the set of the Potter franchise, in which she was cast as bookish young hero Hermione Granger at age 9. “It felt pretty exotic to me. It really did. It was a very voyeuristic experience,” Watson said in an interview Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, where “Perks” played ahead of its U.S. theatrical release Sept. 21. “Getting to go to Friday night football and Olive Garden, school dances and all of that stuff. That was really another world to me.” She’s rich and world-famous because of the eight “Harry Potter” films, and Watson shares Hermione’s studiousness, spending a couple of years at Brown University years before launching into a
Emma Watson, a cast member in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” poses for a portrait at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in Toronto.
busy post-”Potter” film schedule. Yet for all the worldliness that comes with her Hollywood experience, Watson said that growing up in a bubble of celebrity has left her feeling like a kid when it comes to many things. “There are some parts of me
that feel very old, and then there are other parts of me that are, like, I have a sense of my own arrested development,” Watson said. “There are some parts of me right now that are probably going through adolescence.” Her work ethic is fairly grown-up, though. While
Pussy Riot fest held in Russia despite pressure
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A music festival to support jailed members of the Russian band Pussy Riot went forward despite official pressure to cancel it, organizers said Monday. Olga Kurnosova said city officials had tried to force her to stop Sunday’s show in St. Petersburg — President Vladimir Putin’s hometown — and firefighters had threatened to close down the Glavklub hall, claiming safety violations ahead of the concert. About 1,000 people attended the “Free Pussy Riot Fest” headlined by the Russian rock protest bands DDT and Televizor, whose songs have long riled Soviet authorities and Putin’s Kremlin. Last month three members of Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail for a “punk prayer” against Putin in Russia’s largest cathedral in a trial that provoked an international outcry. On Sunday, DDT frontman Yuri Shevchuk compared the spiraling Kremlin crackdown on political protests to Soviet-era repression of dissidents. Several younger rock bands and rappers voiced their support for Pussy Riot from the stage Sunday, and some spectators were wearing balaclavas — the feminist band’s trademark headwear. Dozens of riot policemen surrounded the festival venue and detained four people afterward for alleged jaywalking, Russian
A masked spectator reacts during the concert organized to support jailed Pussy Riot musicians in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
media reported. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Pussy Riot and other activists in jail under Putin, organizers said. One such activist is Taisiya Osipova, who was sentenced to eight years in prison after supporters say police planted heroin in her home for refusing to testify against her husband, a senior opposition figure. More than 100 Russian intellectuals, including rock musicians, writers and film stars, signed an open letter to the Kremlin in July saying the Pussy Riot trial would divide Russia. But other Russian celebrities,
including pop stars often seen on Kremlin-controlled television networks, have condemned the band’s performance as disrespectful to Russia’s dominant Orthodox Church. Pussy Riot grew from a controversial art-protest group based in St. Petersburg. Among the group’s most noted acts was the drawing of an enormous phallus on a drawbridge in St. Petersburg opposite the headquarters of the FSB, or Federal Security Service, the main KGB-successor agency. Putin, a former KGB spy and FSB head, has compared Pussy Riot’s stunt to a “witches’ Sabbath.”
attending Brown and working on last year’s “Harry Potter” finale, Watson squeezed in a small role in the Marilyn Monroe drama “My Week with Marilyn.” After “Perks,” she co-starred in Sofia Coppola’s 2013 release “The Bling Ring,” playing one of a group of celebri-
ty-obsessed Los Angeles teens who burgle the homes of Hollywood stars. Watson also has a cameo role in Seth Rogen’s upcoming comedy “The End of the World,” playing a version of herself alongside other stars coping with the apocalypse during a party at James Franco’s place.
(AP) It’s been more than a decade since Michael Chabon won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his epic “The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” and since then he’s kept busy with a steady stream of genre riffs, essays, young adult fiction and comic books. With his new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” it feels like he’s finally delivered a proper follow-up. But where “Kavalier and Clay” spanned continents and decades with its story of comic book pioneers, “Telegraph Avenue” is homey and intimate as it dives deep into the lives and struggles, over just a few weeks, of two Oakland, Calif., families in August 2004. Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe, longtime friends and fellow amateur jazz musicians, together own and manage Brokeland Records, a used record store along the Oakland-Berkeley thoroughfare of Telegraph Avenue. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, midwives mostly catering to upper-middle class Bay Area hippies who want the natural birth experience. Nat and Aviva’s 14-yearold son, Julius, has recently befriended another teenage boy, Titus, whose own link to Archy becomes clear as the novel proceeds. Both the partnerships, and ultimately the friendships, of both Nat and Archy and Aviva and Gwen are tested over the course of the story.
The men face potentially devastating competition in plans by an ex-football player-billionaire and hometown boy to open a massive entertainment superstore just down the street. The women reel from a home birth that goes disastrously awry, resulting in the possible loss of their privileges at a local hospital and the threat of a lawsuit. The Stallings’ home front isn’t in much better shape. Gwen, hugely pregnant herself, struggles with Archy’s occasional infidelities. Archy grudgingly contends with the mysterious agenda of his father, Luther Stallings, a washed-up star of several 1970s blaxploitation movies who wants to stage an unlikely comeback. Nat and his wife grapple with their son as he takes his first tentative steps out of the closet. There’s a lot going on in “Telegraph Avenue,” but Chabon isn’t overly concerned with pulling plot strings. He’s much more interested in exploring the ties that both bind and separate the Stallings, who are black, and the Jaffes, who are Jewish. Chabon has a light, skillful touch on the topic of race, never coming across as preachy or guilty. He’s much more heavy-handed in the book’s nearly constant chorus of pop culture references, which sometimes feel too geared toward a certain type of reader and probably could have been dialed back a little bit.
Watson came to Toronto for the “Perks” premiere on a break from her next project, co-starring with Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins in director Darren Aronofsky’s biblical epic “Noah.” She heads back to work Tuesday on that film, which also features her “Perks” co-star Logan Lerman. Adapted by director Stephen Chbosky from his own novel, “Perks” casts Lerman as a deeply troubled high school freshman who falls in with a crowd of smart, nurturing seniors dealing with plenty of issues of their own. Watson’s Sam becomes his dream girl, an old soul with a dark past herself earlier in her teen years. After a decade as Hermione, Watson aims to give “Harry Potter” fans a taste of what she can do outside the world of witches and wizards. “I hope what they can see is that I am able to transform, that there are other sides of me that perhaps they haven’t seen yet, and that they might allow me a little bit of room,” Watson said. “I mean, just doing American really is different. People have said to me that they keep forgetting it’s me when they see the movie, which for me is more than enough. That’s a success in itself for me, really.”
Chabon back in style with ‘Telegraph Avenue’
The front cover of the newly released “Telegraph Avenue” by Michael Chabon.
But that’s a mild complaint for a book that’s a thorough pleasure to read. Chabon, who calls Berkeley home, is a truly gifted writer of prose: He writes long, luxurious sentences that swoop and meander before circling back in on themselves, not infrequently approximating the improvisational jazz that Archy and Nat hold so dear. Plenty of well-meaning people make bad decisions in this book, but “Telegraph Avenue” is never really a downer. Chabon’s deep affection for his characters, along with the ornate vibrancy of his prose, give the entire book a lovely sense of buoyancy. It feels, to borrow Chabon’s description of the leisure suit of an Oaklandlegendary jazz organist who frequents Brokeland Records, “profound and magical in its excess.”
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Procrastination Animation by Michael McKiernan
Classic I Hate Everything by Carin Powell
Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Celebrate with a homecooked meal and a lot of snuggling. Wait a little bit before starting the game, then have a blast. Your message comes across clearly. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Talk it over. Resistance shows up, but you can melt it away by listening carefully. Consider the right words. Cleaning house could lead to the discovery of a treasure.
Kevin & Dean By Adam Pinrod
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 6 -- Keep generating income while you can, without distraction. Take risks, as long as you’re willing to live with the consequences of failure. Others ask your advice. Give it later. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Listen carefully to those who know (even if you think that you know better). Your persistence to stay in communication with old contacts pays off. Mail packages. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 5 -Start a journal, or add to the one you already have. Unleash your creativity. Continue keeping your expenses down. Get ready for a breakthrough. Answers are coming to you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Speak up; your opinion’s important and makes a difference. Your friends really care. Handle one responsibility at a time, and you can get what you need. Compare bids. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Let somebody else challenge the status quo for you. You focus on feeding your sensitive and creative side, and on healing old wounds. It’s easier to clear up misunderstandings. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Interaction clears up old business and/or an old disagreement. Friends help you go farther in your career. Call in what you’re owed. You have more than you thought. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 5 -- Now is a time for reflection and keeping calm. Catch up on some philosophical reading. Your words are especially powerful now; use them wisely. Postpone expansion.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Keep checking things off your lists, with the help of a friend. Dexterity fixes the problem. Review your financial situation, and stick to your own strict rules. Keep communicating. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 6 -- Consider all possibilities and advance the assignment. Use your words. It all works out, perhaps too easily. Don’t fall asleep on your laurels. Write or phone home. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Now is a great time to start a new chapter. Write your story with great gusto. Don’t force things. You’ll get a real workout. Don’t forget to give attention to your sweetheart.
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Huskies dominate Blue Devils By Peter Logue Staff Writer Danielle Schulmann put UConn on the board only 6:07 into the game at Central Connecticut State University on Sunday afternoon, and the Huskies never looked back, rolling to a dominant 4-1 victory. With the win over the Blue Devils, UConn improved to 4-2-1 on the season. Schulmann’s afternoon was far from over. Four minutes later, she crossed the ball across the field, where junior midfield-
er Jennifer Skogerboe finished the play with a header, giving the Huskies the 2-0 advantage. The goal was Skogerboe’s third of the season. The Blue Devils battled the Huskies to a stalemate for the rest of the first half and went into halftime with the two-goal deficit. They cut that in half three minutes into the second half, when Claire Welsh was able to get past UConn goalie Allison Saucier, a freshman. With the score 2-1, Schulmann took over. The redshirt senior tacked on two more goals in the half to put the
game out of reach and lock up the 4-1 Husky victory. Schulmann now leads the team in points (20), goals (7) and assists (6). These numbers have already surpassed her team-leading totals of 15 points and seven goals from last season. The dynamic forward has been an offensive sparkplug for the Huskies ever since she became eligible last season. She began her college career in Maryland in 2008 before transferring to Seton Hall, and ultimately transferred again to UConn. After sitting out the
2010 season due to NCAA eligibility rules, Schulmann has proven herself time and time again as a prolific offensive player. The contest against CCSU was UConn’s final tune-up before commencing the critical conference games. The Huskies were chosen in a preseason coaches’ poll to finish sixth in the Big East, but will begin their quest to win the conference on Thursday night at Syracuse. LINDSEY COLLIER/The Daily Campus
A UConn defender looks to clear the ball in a game against Marist on September 5th.
U.S. Open comes to an end; Williams, Murray crowned champions
Colangelo: Something special about watching Peyton work
By Bea Angueira Campus Correspondent Serena Williams did it once again in a come-from-behind championship match, defeating world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka. After rain delays, the women were able to play the championship match of the U.S. Open on Sunday, Sept. 9. Williams was going for her fourth U.S. Open title and 15th grand slam. Williams was determined, bringing her full-force game and taking the first set 6-2. Yet Azernka was not giving up the fight, coming back in the second set and taking it 6-2. In the third set, Azarenka led 5-4, yet Williams quickly tied at 5-5 and took the last set 7-5. After the match Azarenka admitted that when she came off the chair to serve for the match at 5-4, she knew Serena would fight her tooth and nail. “Nothing is more exciting than winning such a tight match in a Grand Slam final,” Serena said. She has definitely come a long way since her first U.S. Open title in 1999, and has constructed a terrific overall career. The men’s championship match was an eventful nail-biter between No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Olympic gold medal-
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Andy Murray kisses the U.S. Open trophy after winning his first Grand Slam title on Monday night by defeating Novak Djokovic in five sets.
ist Andy Murray. The men had the crowd on their toes the entire match. Murray took the first two sets in a tough fight, 7-6, 7-5. Djokovic came back powerful and determined, taking the
third set 6-2 and, with motivation, the fourth 6-3. The fifth and final set was just as exciting as the entire match. Both men gave it their all, providing the audience with incredible inter-
est. The winner of the 2012 U.S. Open was Andy Murray, receiving his well-earned first Grand Slam title.
Huskies show potential in first meet of season from STARTS SEASON, page 12 afternoon was freshman Abby Mace, who finished 22nd overall in her collegiate debut with a time of 22:34.60. “Abby, I think, is going to really turn some heads throughout the season,” said Grove-McDonough. “She’s a kid who I thought all along had the ability, but I think there are coaches around the country who - if she does what I think she can - are going to say, ‘Who the heck is this Mace kid?’” Of the nine UConn runners competing, seven finished inside the top 50, an exciting feat given that coach GroveMcDonough sat several of her top runners, including sopho-
more Lindsay Crevoiserat and freshman Julia Zrinyi. On a more disappointing note, UConn dropped down one place in the USTFCCCA Northeast Regional rankings, where they now sit at seventh overall. The team’s relationship with the rankings has been a fickle one, as last year - despite being nationally ranked for a period of two weeks - failed to qualify for the NCAA Championships as a team. Qualifying this year has become the team’s primary objective and rankings have a lot to do with whether or not the Huskies reach their goal. “If I can use [the rankings] to motivate the girls in any way, or myself for that mat-
ter, it's a good thing. But as we found out last year, the only thing that matters is what you do on that day. All the rankings in the world aren’t going to help you. We were a nationally-ranked team, and we didn’t get [to the National Championship], even though we beat a lot of teams that were there,” GroveMcDonough said. UConn’s next meet will come on Sept. 22, when they return to action at the CCSU Ted Owens Invitational. Given that the competition at the meet won’t be as stiff as it was at Dartmouth, Coach GroveMcDonough already has a specific game plan in mind. “Next week is such a dif-
ferent flavor, as you’re not looking at national powerhouse teams. Central is going to be for kids I’m looking to develop. Kids who maybe, by the end of the year, might have a shot to earn that eighth or ninth spot,” said GroveMcDonough. Grove-McDonough plans to unleash her top nine runners at the Griak Invitational on Sept. 29 in Minneapolis. But until then, she wants to get a feel for what type of depth she has to work with. After all, it is only September and, as Grove-McDonough put it, “it’s a long eight weeks.”
approach. Every move is calculated after observing the defense and no throw is without a purpose. He’s calm, collected and makes it look easy. Manning has been able to maintain that his entire career and even after missing all of last season with four neck surgeries, it looks like he will be able to keep that play up. The best part about watching Manning work is the chess game he plays with the other team. Once he switched the offense to no huddle. he was able to take complete control of the game, and that is where the fun started. As he lined up for the snap, Manning surveyed the field, diligently studying the defense until he figured out the play. Once he knew what the Steelers were going to do, he called it out to his offense and switched his play accordingly. The most entertaining part of that was not just Manning’s mastery of the football, but the frustration he caused for
the Steelers defense. Manning spent a majority of the second and fourth quarter calling out Troy Polamalu’s blitzes and covers, and the Steelers’ safety was furious. Polamalu looked like a caged animal out in the middle of the field, stomping around angrily as he was clearly frustrated by Manning calling out what he was going to do. Manning is special. His high football IQ, combined with his ability to control the play clock, is truly something awe inspiring. Not once in the game did Manning look out of place. He was not perfect, but he was close. It was not his best game ever, but it was one of the best ones to watch. It has been 611 long days since we saw him last play, and I did not realize how much I missed him until Sunday night. Thank you, Peyton Manning; football missed you.
TWO Tuesday, September 11, 2012
What's Next Home game
Sept. 22 Western Michigan 1 p.m.
Sept. 29 Buffalo Noon
Sept. 15 Boston College 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 St. John’s 7 p.m.
Next Paper’s Question:
“Which current UConn football player has the best chance at a prominent NFL career?”
–Tyler Morrissey, 5th semester journalism and political science major
Oct. 6 Rutgers TBA
Oct. 13 Temple TBA
Quick Hits UConn weekend recap
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Wistful Weeden Sept. 29 Notre Dame 7 p.m.
Sept. 25 Yale 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer (4-2-1) Sept 13 Syracuse 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 St. John’s 1 p.m.
Sept. 21 Georgetown 3 p.m.
Sept. 23 Villanova 1 p.m.
Sept 28 DePaul 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 Villanova Noon
Sept. 29 Providence 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 Sacred Heart 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 Villanova 7 p.m.
Field Hockey (5-0) Sept. 15 Rutgers Noon
Volleyball Sept. 14 Harvard 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 New Hampshire 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 Yale 2 p.m.
Sept. 15 Boston College 1 p.m.
Sept. 15 Northeastern 7 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country Sept. 15 UMass Invite TBA
Sept. 22 CCSU Invite 11 a.m.
Oct. 6 N.E. Champ. Noon
Oct. 13 Conn. College Invite TBA
Oct. 19 CCSU Mini-Meet 3:30 p.m.
Women’s Cross Country Sept. 22 Sept. 29 CCSU Griak Invite Invite 11:00 a.m. 1:10 p.m.
Oct. 7 New England Championships Noon
Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden scrambles against the Eagles this past Sunday. Weeden had one of the worst debuts for a rookie quarterback in NFL history, posting a 5.1 rating in a Browns loss.
Oct. 12 Wisconsin Invitational 11 a.m.
Men’s Swimming and Diving Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Homecoming- Fordham And Alumni Meet Bucknell Noon TBA
Oct. 26 Army TBA
Nov. 3 Rutgers, Villanova and Georgetown 4 p.m.
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» That’s what he said – Ben Roethlisberger on playing in Denver after losing in last year’s playoffs and this season’s opener.
Men’s Soccer (4-0-1) Sept. 14 Harvard 4 p.m.
The Daily Question Q : “Will there be an NHL lockout this season?” A : “Yes, because the owners and players are just too far apart.”
“I’d like to say I hope we come back here, but I hope we don’t.’’
Football (1-1) Sept. 15 Maryland 12:30 p.m.
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Field Hockey: The No. 7 Huskies defeated the No. 15 Michigan Wolverines with a score of 2-1 this past Saturday afternoon in Albany, N.Y. With the win, the Huskies improved their season record to 4-0 and their record against ranked competition to 2-0. Junior forward and midfielder Marie Elena Bolles, the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Week and the 2012 Preseason Big East Offensive Player of the Year, scored both goals for the Huskies. Junior goalkeeper Sarah Mansfield, a UConn 2011 First Team All-American, made six saves for UConn. The Huskies also outshot the Wolverines by a margin of 15-12. Football: The Huskies lost to the North Carolina State Wolfpack with a score of 10-7 this past Saturday afternoon at Rentschler Field. With the loss, the Huskies currently have a season record of 1-1. The Huskies played a tight game against the Wolfpack, and have undoubtedly learned about areas they are strong in and areas where they need to improve. The Huskies showed powerful defense, sacking the NCS senior quarterback Mike Glennon six times and limiting the Wolfpack offense to 258 yards. For areas to improve in, the Huskies showed little offense. UConn was limited to 239 yards of offense and turned the ball over four times. Women’s Cross Country: The Huskies opened the 2012 campaign with a fourth place finish on 78 points at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday morning. Multiple runners from UConn ran very well. Lauren Sara and Allison Lasnicki both had top five finishes. Men’s Soccer: The Huskies defeated their counterparts from Washington State on Friday night with a close score of 1-0 in overtime. Senior defender Max Wasserman scored the lone goal on a free kick that was provided when Washington State players took a red card for taking down senior captain Carlos Alvarez. The Huskies then played Boston University Sunday night and ended up with a tie score of 1-1. Senior captain Carlos Alvarez scored the lone goal for the Huskies. Women’s Soccer: The Huskies defeated the Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils with a score of 4-1 this past Sunday afternoon at New Britain. Senior forward Danielle Schulmann scored three goals and an assist. Men’s Tennis: The Huskies competed in the first match of the 2012 fall campaign at the Fairfield Doubles Festival on Saturday at Fairfield University. The team swept the Flight 2 doubles. Ryan Carr and Wayne Harrell went 3-0 on the day. Women’s Volleyball: The Huskies competed in the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational this past weekend in Springfield, M.O. The Huskies swept New Orleans 3-0 and lost to Missouri State 3-0 on Friday. The Huskies then beat Nebraska-Omaha 3-2 and lost to Northern Illinois 3-1. With this invitational, the team is now 6-5 on the season.
Bills’ WR Nelson out for remainder of season ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- As if a deflating seasonopening loss wasn’t bad enough in putting a dent in the Buffalo Bills’ high expectations. Now they have injuries to two key offensive players to contend with. Receiver David Nelson will miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee. The news is at least a little more encouraging for running back Fred Jackson, who will miss at least four weeks after he also hurt his right knee. Coach Chan Gailey provided the update Monday afternoon, a day after both players were hurt in a dreadful 48-28 loss at the New York Jets. ‘’It’s a setback,’’ Gailey said. ‘’You lose experience and you lose versatility. But I think our guys can adjust.’’ The injuries hit two key players on an offense that’s already off to an inconsistent start after producing four turnovers against the Jets, including three interceptions by starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. Buffalo attempts to regroup in preparing to face the Kansas City Chiefs (0-1) in its home opener Sunday.
Nelson has been a reliable target in the slot, and finished second on the team with 61 catches for 658 yards and five touchdowns last season. Jackson is a respected team leader who’s been a dual-threat workhorse in rushing and receiving. Despite missing the final six games with a broken bone in his right leg last year, Jackson still finished with 1,376 combined yards to account for nearly a quarter of the Bills’ total offense. ‘’I hate it. It’s dumb to feel like I do right now just because it could’ve been a lot worse,’’ Jackson said after taping an episode of his local television show at a suburban mall. ‘’I’m not happy about it at all, but I’ll deal with it.’’ Wearing a brace underneath his jeans, Jackson said he was diagnosed with a sprained knee ligament. He’s aiming to be back within four weeks, meaning Jackson could return in time for Buffalo’s game at San Francisco Oct. 7. Though calling it unlikely, Jackson would prefer to be back a week earlier, when Buffalo hosts AFC East rival New England.
Colts learn lessons from Week 1 blowout INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -Colts coach Chuck Pagano spent Sunday night and Monday morning sifting through the wreckage of a season-opening blowout. He saw rookie quarterback Andrew Luck get sacked three times and knocked to the ground repeatedly. He saw his defensive backs draw four pass interference calls and a holding penalty in the first half. And, of course, he couldn’t escape the most obvious flaw of all, five turnovers. Hey, maybe this is as bad as it will get for Pagano and his young team. ‘’I told them today that anytime you’re minus-4 (in turnovers), you won’t beat Carmel High School or Zionsville (High School), that’s exactly what I told them today,’’ Pagano said. ‘’You won’t, I don’t care who you’re playing.’’ The revamped Colts looked nothing like the team fans have been watching for more than a decade. Instead of running the precision, no-huddle offense that Peyton Manning perfected, Indianapolis played like a team still trying to get in sync. And with 20 players in their first or second year in the NFL, new offensive and defensive schemes, almost a brand new
coaching staff and a new quarterback, it’s no wonder things didn’t go smoothly. It was a tough start - especially for Luck. The No. 1 overall draft pick was 23 of 45 with 309 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions and a 52.9 rating in his NFL debut. He also lost a fumble. Pagano tried to explain those mistakes were not necessarily Luck’s fault. -The lost fumble came after the pass protection broke down and just as Luck was cocking his arm to throw. -The first interception came when Luck threw deep after he thought the Bears had jumped offside. No flag was thrown. -The other picks came courtesy of former Colts cornerback Tim Jennings, who broke up one pass and tipped the ball to oncoming safety Chris Conte, then made a spectacular leaping catch right in front of Luck’s intended receiver. The two-time Heisman Trophy blamed himself for the miscues. ‘’That’s definitely the thing I thought about last night, this morning, after the film again, four turnovers,’’ Luck said. ‘’You can’t have that, especially when all four of them are on you.’’
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A day above sports
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
FULL SPEED AHEAD
UConn starts season with fourth place finish at Dartmouth
By Jackson Mitchell Staff Writer
Mike Corasaniti I remember being eight years old and not even knowing what the World Trade Center was. Gym class with Mr. Twitchell had just begun. Nobody had even crossed the midfield line in Capture the Flag when, suddenly, the bell rang and we were called back inside. It was in that moment we all realized that something was wrong. But I still remember initially being annoyed that my daily dose of sports was being interrupted. Then, after everything began to sink in, missing Tuesday morning gym didn’t mean so much. It’s amazing how we can sometimes take for granted how much our sports are a part of our lives. We watch full-grown men throw around a misshapen ball of pig for hours on Sundays and scream like little girls when Michael Phelps swims faster than some French guy we’ve never heard of, and last night’s game becomes the perfect “howyadoin’” to everyone you see the next day. But then, something tragic happens and we easily push sports to the wayside while we work out the problem at hand. “Sometimes it takes world tragedies like Tuesday to make us all realize that, in the grand scheme of things, sports are about as important as a rock stuck to the bottom of our shoes,” wrote Chris Kulenych, The Daily Campus sports editor, 11 years ago. There was a great amount of truth to Mr. Kulenych’s words. You couldn’t care too much about the pennant race or the start of the football seasons when the country was under attack. Sports in general just don’t really matter when nobody on the planet knows what will happen next. But looking back on that time of uncertainty, it is hard to say that sports went completely out of the picture. After all, it was sports that helped this country move on from its most terrifying chapter. I remember being eight-yearsold and just starting to really get into baseball, more specifically, the New York Mets. Mike Piazza was in the midst of his tenth .300 season in an attempt to lead the Amazin’s back to the playoffs. On September 11, his season and New York’s playoff chances didn’t matter. But ten days later, baseball was the only thing that mattered. Down 2-1 to the Atlanta Braves, in the first game played after 9/11 on Sept. 21, Piazza knocked a two-run blast over the center field wall in the bottom of the eighth to give the Mets their decisive 3-2 lead. But 10 days after the worst attack in American history, it was more than just a home run, just as that game was more than just a sporting event. “When I was a college sophomore,” wrote Rick Reilly in a 2009 column for ESPN the Magazine, “my journalism professor edged me aside, looked me in the eye and said, ‘You’re better than sports.’ Lurching into my fifth decade in this business, I still think she’s wrong. I will never be better than sports.” While some days may transcend sports, none of us will ever be better than sports, and none of us will ever be above sports. God forbid this country faces another serious attack in its future, but in that case, surely sports will take a back seat for a bit, while we deal with that terrible chapter. But here’s to hoping that Americans remember how much
The UConn women’s cross country team competed in the Dartmouth Invitational this weekend. The team finished in fourth place at the meet.
The UConn women’s cross country team opened the 2012 season last Saturday at the Dartmouth Invitational in Dartmouth, N.H. The Huskies faced off against four regional rivals, including two nationally ranked squads in Georgetown and Syracuse. Rounding out the roster of teams was Division III powerhouse Middlebury, which finished in fifth place with a total of 154 points. UConn finished in fourth place with 78 points, Syracuse was third with 67 points, Dartmouth was second with 57 points and Georgetown was the winner with 33 points. Top finishers for UConn were junior cocaptain Lauren Sara, who placed second overall with a time of 23:21.50 - a mere 35 seconds off of Dartmouth All-American and 5,000-Meter NCAA Outdoor Champion Abbey D’Agastino’s first place time - and junior Allison Lasnicki, who finished fourth with a time of 21:32.70. “I really liked what I saw out of Allison Lisnicki and Lauren Sara. Obviously Lauren is where we thought she’d be, and Allison is a little bit ahead of where I thought she’d be, so that’s exciting,” said Head Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough. Of course, Sara finishing as high as she did comes as no surprise. After bursting onto the national scene with stellar performances week in and week out in 2011, Sara has placed herself firmly on the radar of every cross-country coach in the Northeast. “People know who Lauren Sara is. She really made a name for herself last year, particularly with her sixth place finish at the NCAA Regionals behind a slew of studs and AllAmericans and big-timers. She was in the lead pack at every single race. Lauren put our team on the map last year,” said Grove-McDonough. Perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the
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Huskies win two out of three flights to open season
By Bea Angueira Campus Correspondent
The UConn men’s tennis team took two of three flights at the Fairfield Doubles Invitational this weekend to start off their season. Flight one consisted of sophomore Jacob Spreyer and new teammate Zac McEntee. The duo won their first two matches 8-5, 8-5 and fell to the Fairfield doubles team in a tight 8-6 encounter during the last match. Also representing the Huskies in flight one was the tandem of Wei Lin and Mark Hosang, who obtained an overall record of 2-1 as well. Lin is beginning his last season. “This weekend’s invitational was a good way to see which doubles teams could potentially work for the rest of the season. It also was a great way for new freshmen to
gain some real match experience. This being the last year for me, I will try my best to guide the younger guys on my team and be the best leader I can be,” Lin said. Flight two had two UConn duos who obtained a successful 3-0 win. Junior captain Ryan Carr alongside Wayne Harrell and Teddy Margules with Parker Cohen finished with the undefeated record for the Huskies. Josh Palmer and Andrew Ginzberg were a powerful combination, defeating a tough duo from Fairfield in a come-frombehind match 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-1. Fighting until the very end, Palmer and Ginzberg gave it their all to represent the Huskies. UConn men’s tennis will compete at the Brown Invitational in Providence, R.I. this upcoming weekend.
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The UConn men’s tennis team traveled to Fairfield this past weekend to play in the Fairfield Doubles Invitationa;. The Huskies won two out of three flights, including a sweep of Flight two.
Welcome back Peyton, we missed you
By Carmine Colangelo Staff Columnist
You never know how much you miss something until it is gone. Last season, the NFL went an entire year without Peyton Manning playing. On Sunday, we were reminded how much he was missed last year. The four-time MVP, former Super Bowl champion and future Hall of Fame quarterback was sidelined for all of the 2011 season due to a neck injury. In a season where quarterbacks ruled as Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford all exceeded 5,000 passing yards, Manning was sorely missed. Now he’s changed his scenery from Indianapolis to Denver, trading in the blue and white for orange and blue. Although a lot has changed, two things have not: his number and the way he plays football. In his debut against Pittsburgh, where he beat
the Steelers 31-19, he looked like vintage Manning. In his first scoring drive for the Broncos, it looked like he has not skipped a beat. The drive, which ended in a seven-yard touchdown run from Knowshon Moreno, was a 12-play drive for 80 yards over a 4:24 span. During the drive, Manning completed six of seven passes for 63 passing yards and added a seven-yard run. He made it look effortless the way he moved down the field. Manning, the seasoned veteran and master play caller, switched to a no-huddle offense during that drive. This became the turning point in the game for the Broncos offense. They would score touchdowns on their next three consecutive drives. On his second scoring drive, Manning gave the fans a bit of NFL history, becoming the third quarterback ever to throw for 400 touchdowns. On his second snap in the third quarter, Manning hit
receiver Demaryius Thomas with a 71-yard touchdown pass. The 36-year-old quarterback looked like a kid again as he ran up the field to celebrate with his new team. It was a wonderful moment that reminds us why sports are so great. Manning joins both Dan Marino and Brett Favre in the 400 club. It took Marino 227 games and took Favre 228, it took Manning only 208 games. He also did it in the least amount of pass attempts with 7,226. His first 399 touchdowns were all with the Colts. He finished the game 19 for 26 with 253 passing yards and two touchdowns. There’s something special about watching him play because Manning can run an offense like no other. It is like a conductor orchestrating a symphony as he directs his offense on the field. He is very methodical in his
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Peyton Manning returned to regular season NFL action on Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Manning missed last season after having neck surgery.
Published on Sep 11, 2012