Volume CXIX No. 14
Friday, September 14, 2012
Head coach Jim Calhoun officially announces retirement
DIVERSE PERFORMANCES AT SUBOG OPEN MIC NIGHT
SUBOG hosts its first open mic night of the year. FOCUS/ page 5
A REUNION WITH RANDY Huskies face Terps, former head coach. SPORTS/ page 12
EDITORIAL: FACT CHECKING IN CITIZEN JOURNALISM COULD KEEP GOVERNMENT HONEST New journalism trends could influence politics. COMMENTARY/page 4 ESPN FOUNDER SPEAKS TO STUDENTS Rasmussen shares the story about how he shaped the sports news industry. NEWS/ page 2
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Jim Calhoun speaks at a press conference on Thursday, Sept. 13, officially announcing his retirement. Calhoun is set to be replaced by assistant coach Kevin Ollie, who signed a one year contract.
By Dan Agabiti Sports Editor After much speculation and weeks of rumors, the announcement everyone in Storrs was waiting for finally came. Men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun has officially retired. Immediately prior to a press conference to discuss the future of men’s basketball, Calhoun officially declared his retirement via a press release from UConn Athletics. “I always said that I would know when it was time, whenever that might be,” Calhoun said in the release. During the actual press conference, Calhoun was calm and collected, without much visible
emotion. This did not, however, mean that he wasn’t grateful and contemplative of his time at UConn. As he thought back to all the games that he had coached, he mentioned being glad to have been a part of a loyal fan base. Calhoun expressed multiple times how happy he was to see so many fans brave the brutal, long Connecticut nights under awful conditions to cheer on the Huskies. “Every time I walk in Gampel Pavilion and the students stand and clap as I walk in, I get chills,” he said. Calhoun started his time as head coach of UConn back in 1986. Prior to that, Calhoun had coached for 14 seasons at
Northeastern University. When he came to the university, UConn was but a blip on the radar in the world of college basketball. Fast forward 26 years and UConn is the dominant basketball power in New England, and one of the premier basketball programs in the country. Since the Huskies first won a national championship in 1999, the Huskies have won two more. No other school has that many within that span. Duke and the University of North Carolina both have two a piece. The Huskies’ rival, Syracuse, only has one. In his career, Calhoun boasted a record of 873-380. His record makes him sixth on all-time in
are now regular citizens of Mansfield and if they act appropriately, no guest limit will be enforced,” Cournoyer said. “But over the first few weekends of the semester there was an influx of unwanted guests, so management, not the police, decided to enact the four-guest limit.” Campus Apartments hired State Police on private detail to keep Carriage secure, Cournoyer said. He said they are paying them to be there but are not issuing a quota; it is the police’s job to enforce the policy. No tenants have received tickets since the establishment of the policy. Only simple trespassing tickets have been issued to unwanted guests who were denied at the entrance and attempted to get into the complex through the woods, said Cournoyer. “Kids are going to go out and get drunk anyway, there’s no way to prevent it,” said Carriage resident Chris Dombakoi. “If you go here, you should be able to go wherever on the weekends. It’s the random non-UConn students that need to be worried about.” Though the large crowds that made Carriage popular with UConn students are being controlled, John Armstrong,
the director of UConn’s OffCampus Student Services, does not think it will affect Carriage House’s desirability when it comes to living off-campus. “I don’t think it will affect students looking to live in Carriage House,” he said. “Everyone thinks everyone who lives in Carriage is looking to party. That’s not the case. A lot of students have already come forward and said that it doesn’t effect them. I still think Carriage will remain one of the most highly desired off-campus locations.” Armstrong and Cournoyer are trying to set up a forum for residents to meet with the police officers to discuss the new policy, Armstrong said. “We’re trying to encourage Carriage House residents to initiate discussions,” Armstrong said. “They seem to have the strongest feelings.” A date for the forum has not yet been established, but in the meantime, Cournoyer encouraged students to speak to him about any concerns. “Anyone who wants to talk, I’m always open to talking to students,” he said.
Carriage enforces new 4 guests per resident policy
By Megan Merrigan Campus Correspondent
Carriage House Apartments, a popular off-campus housing complex notorious for attracting large numbers of college-aged guests throughout the academic year, is now enforcing a fourguests-per-resident policy. After what Mansfield’s Sgt. Richard Cournoyer described as “inappropriate behavior,” Carriage House’s management, Campus Apartments, requested for a guest policy to be put into action, Cournoyer said. Each resident is allowed up to four guests at a time, as long as they show identification and are signed in by a resident, Cournoyer said. Four residents generally occupy a single apartment, so including residents, the new policy allows for 20 people to be in one apartment at a time, and 80 people to be in each fourapartment building. Several information sessions between Mansfield’s Resident State Troopers, management and residents were held in the beginning of the semester to help the residents assimilate to life as a resident of the town of Mansfield, Cournoyer said. “It was explained that they
NCAA history, and the only active coaches with more wins than Calhoun are Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim. Calhoun also brought the Huskies to four Final Fours in his 26 years of coaching. All that success isn’t too bad for an institution that started as a minuscule regional basketball program. Once in the shadows of UMass, Boston College and even Providence College, the Huskies skyrocketed to what many would consider “the seventh blue blood” basketball program. When asked what Boeheim thought about Calhoun’s rebuilding job at UConn, he had very high praise for the now-
retired head coach. He referred to Calhoun’s tenure with UConn as, “The best building job in college basketball history.” Boeheim also thinks that Calhoun does not get the praise he deserves from national media. “No question in my mind, he’s underrated,” Boeheim said. With the UConn Huskies, Calhoun won 17 Big East Championships, 10 regular season championships and seven conference tournament championships. During the press conference, president Susan Herbst made glowing remarks to make about the retired men’s basketball coach. “He’s a legend, and he’s our
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Cookies all day and night
Insomnia cookies store coming to UConn By Abdullah Hassan Campus Correspondent Within the next couple of months, UConn will join the ranks of U.S. colleges and universities like Yale, Syracuse and Ohio Sate, where students can order cookies right to their dorms until 2:45 a.m. The cookie shop, which will be located in Storrs Center, will offer a wide variety of cookie flavors including chocolate chunk, sugar, peanut butter chip, oatmeal raisin and snickerdoodle. Emme Pappas, a 7th-semester international relations major at Syracuse University, regularly orders a box of cookies with her friends during exams. “I love Insomnia,” she said. “They deliver late at night, which is perfect during finals week. The best part is, they deliver the cookies to you fast so they are still warm.” In addition, Insomnia Cookies will offer bulk cookie options known as Residence Hall specials. RA’s and floor representatives can purchase
anywhere from 50 to 300 cookies. In addition to cookies, UConn students will have the option of purchasing cookie cakes, brownies, and cookiewiches, similar to ice cream sandwiches. Some flavors, like peanut butter and s’mores, can be ordered in double-sized portions. The shop at Syracuse University introduces new flavors every week. “We also have Brownies a la Moda,” says Sarnecky, “which are brownies with ice cream and a selection of toppings that students can melt on.” With a wide array of selections available and the ease of late-night delivery service, Alexander Dykas, a 2nd-semester chemistry major at UConn, is worried about the implications it will have on students’ health. “We are always reminded of being a Healthy Husky, but with options such as cookies at 3 a.m., how are we supposed to stay on top of our health?”
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New Jersey pharmacist foils attempted robbery
(AP) — A New Jersey pharmacist who is also an Army reservist pulled out a handgun and fired several shots at a would-be robber as he chased him from his store, authorities said. Police said it did not appear any shots hit the fleeing holdup man, who had demanded narcotic painkillers. “I’m no hero, but I thought, ‘Either him or I,’” John Agyemang, who opened Jolin’s Pharmacy in the southern New Jersey town of Winslow about three months ago, told WPVI-TV in Philadelphia. In a brief telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, a day after the attempted holdup, the pharmacist said he had spotted a gun on the robber, who was shown in surveillance video wearing a blue dress, long wig and black sneakers. The pharmacist told investigators that he believed he saw the butt of a gun in the would-be robber’s fanny pack. The prosecutor’s office said that the pharmacist fired several shots with a handgun he legally owned. Authorities said the man, also described as having a light beard, fled on a mountain bike.
Texas man linked to Anonymous hackers arrested
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man linked to the worldwide hacking group Anonymous has been detained by the FBI over accusations that he threatened a federal agent, his attorney said Thursday. Barrett Brown, 31, of Dallas was arrested Wednesday night and booked into the Dallas County jail, according to jail records. Brown was then transferred into FBI custody, Dallas County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carmen Castro said. Brown’s attorney, Jay Leiderman, told The Associated Press that he expected Brown to be charged with making threats to a federal agent. Leiderman said the accusations are connected to YouTube videos Brown posted in recent days. The most recent video posted to Brown’s account is entitled in part, “Why I’m Going to Destroy FBI Agent Robert Smith.”
UN meeting rebukes Iran’s nuclear defiance
VIENNA (AP) — The 35-nation board of the U.N. nuclear agency overwhelmingly rebuked Iran on Thursday for refusing to heed demands that it take actions to diminish fears that it might be seeking atomic arms, a move hailed by the United States as demonstrating international pressure on Tehran to compromise. Only one country — Cuba — voted against a resolution brought before the International Atomic Energy Agency board and drawn up by the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. Ecuador, Tunisia and Egypt abstained, while the 31 other nations supported the resolution. Iran denies any interest in nuclear arms. But it has refused to comply with U.N. and IAEA demands to stop activities that could be used to make such weapons and to allow a probe of suspicions it worked on an arms program.
New envoy to Syria says crisis is worsening
BEIRUT (AP) — The diplomat tasked with ending Syria’s civil war said that the conflict is worsening on Thursday, the same day he travelled to the country for the first time since taking up a job he himself has called “nearly impossible”. Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League envoy, was expected to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday. He also was to meet members of the Syrian opposition. “We came to Syria to consult with our Syrian brothers,” Brahimi said on arrival at the airport in Damascus. “There is a crisis in Syria and I believe it is getting worse.” Brahimi replaces Kofi Annan, who left the job in frustration in August after his efforts failed to stem a conflict that started in March 2011. Activists estimate some 23,000 people have been killed in the bloodshed. The visit comes as violence convulses the country’s largest city, Aleppo, and the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. Activists said regime forces shelled Aleppo and clashes with rebels were reported outside Damascus. The two cities were once seen as largely immune to the violence in other parts of Syria, but have been hit by fighting as rebels try to bring the fight to symbols of Assad’s power. Although the regime is better armed than the rebels, the government has not been able to crush the rebellion. The rebels also have failed to overthrow the regime, leading to a bloody stalemate that many fear will drag on indefinitely. The violence has left the Assad government isolated internationally, although Iran, China and Russia support it. Brahimi met Mohammad Riza Shibani, the Iranian ambassador to Syria, on Thursday — a meeting the ambassador described as “good and fruitful.” He also met Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, who stressed that any initiative should “focus on the Syrian people’s interest,” said the state-run news agency, SANA.
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Ollie to replace Calhoun as head coach
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legend,” Herbst said of Calhoun. Calhoun said that the hip injury was not the reason that he chose to retire at this time. He said that he is actually healing quite well, despite the crutches that he’s still uses a month later. He did, however, say that the injury gave him ample time to think about his future and the future of UConn men’s basketball. As he was thinking, he came to the realization that now is the best time for him to retire. The man set to replace Calhoun is assistant coach Kevin Ollie. Ollie played for the Huskies under Calhoun from 1991-1995, spending his final two years as team captain. From there, the 39-year old went to the NBA, where he spent 13 seasons in the NBA until he retired after the 20092010 season as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Ollie started his time as an assistant coach with the Huskies in the 2010-2011 season and continued through the 2011-2012 season. “I am very honored and humbled to become the UConn men’s basketball coach,” Ollie said in the release. It was also revealed that Ollie will be head coach until April 4, 2013 and will be paid $625,000 during that time. Calhoun had nothing but praise for Ollie. During Ollie’s time as a player and an assistant coach, Ollie had much interaction with Calhoun and Calhoun said that Ollie is going to be the right man for the job of men’s basketball coach at UConn.
“Any foxhole you need to jump in, there’s your guy,” Calhoun said of Ollie during the press conference. While Calhoun was straightfaced and seemingly all-business, Ollie was very emotional and broke into tears during his speech to the media. Ollie said that to coach basketball at UConn was his dream job and that he was overwhelmed to have that kind of an opportunity. Although Ollie was both ecstatic and overflowing with gratitude and emotions, he made clear to both those in attendance and the rest of the college basketball world that he is a winner and that he is going to try his best to get the Huskies another National Championship at some point. “That was a great time at the White House and hopefully we’ll be back soon,” Ollie said. Calhoun will still be with the university in an advisory role and said that his phone is open to both Ollie and the players 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That being said, Calhoun did not want to interfere with Ollie as a coach. “I don’t wanna hear about playing time,” Calhoun joked. “Go talk to Ollie about that.” Despite his occasionally rough and sometimes-angry appearance, Calhoun will be dearly missed by players. There were several players in attendance to express congratulations to Calhoun, among them former UConn guard and current member of the Charlotte Bobcats, Kemba Walker. Walker said that when Calhoun first told him of his retirement that he couldn’t
ESPN founder speaks to students
By Rebecca Greenberg Campus Correspondent “You’re fired!” No, this isn’t a review of the most recent episode of “The Apprentice,” but rather the two words that caused the creation of one of the most popular television networks in the world. A man named Howard Baldwin fired Bill Rasmussen from his job as communications director for the Hartford Whalers. Why? 1978 marked the season the Whalers lost in the WHA Finals against the Winnipeg Jets. So unfortunately, every employee in the main office was let go. Rasmussen was 46 years old at the time, raising three children, and had no income whatsoever. One could say he wasn’t exactly living the “American Dream.” Little did Rasmussen know, every sports fan in the world would later thank Howard Baldwin for firing the man who would one day be the most influential man in sports television. Rasmussen may have been unemployed, but he did have a dream that was about to become reality. UConn basketball gave Rasmussen a seemingly perfect jumping-off point. He pitched his idea of broadcasting a UConn basketball game to five cable networks. The majority of the networks told
him that it would take many months, even years, for him to broadcast a single sporting event. However, Rasmussen’s passion and tenacity led him to fearlessly call one of the largest and most well-known entertainment corporations in America. He was connected to a man who worked in the sales department at RCA. The man was instantaneously intrigued. “Where in Connecticut are you?” he asked. “I’ll be there tomorrow morning.” And, just like that, Rasmussen’s dreams were being realized. Rasmussen and his partners were given a few time slot options, one of which would air 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rasmussen laughed, thinking of how improbable and difficult it would be to air sports for such an extensive period of time. Shortly after, Rasmussen’s partner called up RCA and told them they’d take the 24/7 slot. What was RCA’s reaction, you may ask? “YOU WILL?!” It took 14 months, but Rasmussen had started something so unheard of and so innovative that networks like ABC, NBC and CBS became envious. Combined, those three major networks aired 1,300 hours of sports total per year. ESPN, however, aired 8,760 hours of sports alone. Budweiser started advertising
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Who's Tweeting about #Calhoun? Lance Armstrong @lancearmstrong: Congrats to 3 time cancer survivor Coach Jim Calhoun on his retirement today. Rudy Gay @rudygay22: Proud to say I play for coach Calhoun. The best husky ever! Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson: Coach Jim Calhoun has done so much for college basketball & student athletes. His program also produced some of the @NBA greats. Mike Velasquez @BROlasquez: Heroes get remembered but legends never die #Calhoun #immortal Governor Dan Malloy @GovMalloyOffice: There are many things that make @UConn a top university, including the basketball team that Coach #Calhoun built into a national powerhouse Basketball HOF @Hoophall: Congratulations to coach Jim #Calhoun on an amazing career and everything he has done for basketball. You will be missed. UConn_PIKE @UConn_PIKE: Can we get #Calhoun to celebrate his career at @Huskies_Bartonight? #nickel
believe it. But Walker thinks dance, Chib Uche, a 1st-semesthat the program is in good ter actuarial sciences major, hands under Ollie and the rest hasn’t been around UConn for very long.But he said that coach of the coaching staff. Also in attendance at the Calhoun was an immense part press conference were several of his childhood. Uche said that students. Though the event was he showed up at the press connot listed as a public event, ference to show his support for the university did not prevent a coach who meant so much to students from entering Gampel him, as well as fans of UConn Pavilion and actually ushered basketball in general. students to their seats. One of the students in atten- Daniel.Agabiti@UConn.edu
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Bill Rasmussen, founder of ESPN, speaks to UConn students on Thursday, Sept. 14.
in January of 1979. March 1, 1979, was the day the NCAA joined the network. Shortly after, ESPN started to gain some real publicity. Later that year, Sports Illustrated issued this statement: “ESPN may become the biggest thing in TV since Monday Night Football and nighttime World Series games.” Interestingly enough, Monday Night Football presently airs on ESPN. It is safe to say that ESPN has come a long way. Last night, SportsCenter aired its 50,000th episode. It has been 32 years since March Madness, the NFL Draft and the College World Series first appeared on ESPN, and the network hasn’t stopped growing since. Yes, Bill Rasmussen was once called “The Father of Cable
Sports” by USA Today. But he also understands the struggles one encounters when fighting for their dreams. Rasmussen concluded his speech at the Student Union Theater on Thursday afternoon with a rather philosophical conclusion: “You have to really be passionate…People are going to say, ‘What, are you crazy?’ and you say, ‘Watch this.’ You need to have the passion, and you go after it and pursue it and don’t listen to the naysayers. I’d probably make more money than ESPN makes in subscriber fees if I had money for all the no’s I got along the way. Never give up and just keep on going.”
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Forest Reinhardt opens Teale lecture series
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Forest Reinhardt speaks to students at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center as part of the Teale lecture series.
By Zachary Kaplove Campus Correspondent The 16th year of the Edwin Way Teale Lecture Series began on Thursday in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, where Dr. Forest Reinhardt delivered a lecture entitled “The Natural Environment and the Strategy of Firms.” Reinhardt is the John D. Black Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Harvard College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a doctorate in business economics from Harvard University. The lecture began with Reinhardt connecting the environment to the business world. To demonstrate this interdisciplinary perspective, Reinhardt described how a current international concern is the prospect of resource depletion. The possibility that the world may be forced to exist without current necessities in the near future,
Reinhardt said, is rapidly morphing from a distant fear to an imminent threat to an unfortunate reality. To understand this danger in its state of actuality, Reinhardt applied it to fossil fuels and food. Both of these items are in high demand and overconsumption could potentially exhaust the supply of them. One way to regulate the consumption of these goods is by monitoring and altering their economic path through the free-market cycle. Consumption is controlled by taxing these items, making them more expensive, and effectively, forcing the demand to decrease. Reinhardt continued to examine this issue from a social perspective, examining the relationship between business and the government. He commented on the misconception that private goods are controlled by the firms and that public goods are controlled by
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the government. According to Reinhardt, people look less to the government for goods in comparison to firms, as the government is perceived as an unreliable entity. Due to different views on where the economic initiative lies, the American public does not know who to turn to in terms of helping the environment, Reinhardt claimed. The government has played a big part of creating awareness or modifying the country’s habits for years. But as the presidential election approaches, it is not apparent whether environmental concerns are really on the agenda. The speech concluded with Reinhardt affirming that environment stands as a priority for him. He stated that a solution exists to many of the issues. But the greater issue is whether it is economical to do so.
Stephen Bishop, a 6th-semester student representing the University of Warwick in England, speaks to a fellow student at the Study Abroad Fair.
UConn holds Study Abroad Fair
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hopes that studying abroad will allow her to “kill two birds with one stone.” Pennington and Sounanthanam are just two examples of a large portion of students with a prior connection to the land they travel to, whether it be through family relations and ancestry, or previous knowledge of a language. “Studying abroad is the best decision I’ve made in college,” said Michael Piersall, a 5thsemester political science major. Piersall discussed his experience in London, where he was part of a 14-week global citizenship program. “I took three classes that met once a week for only three hours,” he said. “This allowed me to explore the city and travel a lot.” Piersall also participated in an internship that sought to raise wages for leading United Kingdom-based grocery retailer Tesco, for which he received three credits. He plans to travel back to London for graduate school following his undergraduate studies at UConn. Professors and the Study Abroad staff were eager to assist students in their program search. “There’s a pretty good turnout this year,” said Heather Sinclair, program assistant at UConn Study Abroad, as she wove through the crowd, stopping to ensure each table was prepared for the event. Summer Spaderna, assistant director at Study Abroad, also noticed an increase in attendance. “The turnout is good,’ she said, “better than it has been for so early on in the semester. More and more students are choosing to study abroad. It’s exciting.” Despite difficult financial ties, the Study Abroad program continues to thrive. “There are scholarships available, and with the exchange programs especially,” said Spaderna. “Students still pay their regular UConn tuition, but the room
The Rome Commons Ballroom filled with hundreds of lively students eager to explore the world of cross-cultural academia, as the University of Connecticut held its biannual Study Abroad Fair yesterday afternoon. The fair, which was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., showcased over 300 different programs available to students. The most popular programs were related to the School of Business. UC in Florence and UC in London appeared to be the event’s most visited tables, with additional high interest in South African and French programs. With faculty-led programs, student exchange, direct foreign enrollment programs and third-party providers to choose from, there is ample opportunity for students to learn and travel. Such was the attitude of many excited students, who attended the fair in search of the program best-suited to their interests. Students ranged from freshman to seniors, with some just beginning their search and others with their hearts set on specific programs. “I just want to experience new things. I feel like it’s something I have to do before I graduate,” said Marissa Sounanthanam, a 5th-semester sociology major. Sounanthanam, whose interest in her ancestry has lead her to search for a program in Asia, feels that studying abroad will be an excellent way to satisfy her interest in travel while fulfilling basic general education requirements. Carolyn Pennington, a 5thsemester communications and psychology major, is, “just interested in being outside of the United States.” “I’m thinking Florence, Italy,” she said. “I have a lot of family out there.” With 27 cousins she has yet to meet, Pennington
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and board is often much cheaper than you would expect.” Yet some program fees can appear daunting for students and parents. Estimated costs for the UC in London program exceed $16,000 for the semester. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities are available for those who seek it, but with limitations. Many government scholarships are geared towards programs in countries where future United States relations are key. Elizabeth Mahan, interim executive director of the Office of Global Affairs at UConn, says the U.S. is looking to invest in educational opportunities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. “Most students want to study in Europe and Australia,” Mahan said, “but there are few government scholarships for those programs. The array of study abroad programs here at UConn has expanded. We want to make students aware of other ideas and opportunities.” Despite increased costs of traveling abroad, UConn is optimistic about the experience. “Just do it,” said Spaderna. “When else will you have such a great opportunity?” The Spring Study Abroad Fair will be held in February, with exact dates to be determined. For more information on studying abroad, students may attend Study Abroad 101 information sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays until the first application deadline from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center for Undergraduate Education. The Study Abroad office is located in CUE 117 and is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To find application deadlines and additional information, go to the UConn Study Abroad website (studyabroad. uconn.edu).
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Procrastination Animation by Michael McKiernan
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Horoscopes by Brian Ingmanson Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- There’s way too much work, especially for the next two days. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, but is it as fun? Take time to acknowledge both successes and failures, and learn from them all. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Do what you can to help the others stay relaxed and calm. If it’s any help to know, you’re especially cute tnow, and romance goes well. Avoid the flimsy. Accept a sweet, solid deal. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Complete the work first, and play later. Stick close to home for a couple of days. Kindly ask for help with a household project. Make an important connection. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Entering a few days of learning. You’re especially good with words right now. There’s more money coming your way -- if you’ll work for it. Communication provides a key. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- The next phase is good for making deals, even in the face of some resistance. Competition provides the motivation. But do it for love, not money. Passion engulfs you.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -You’re on top of the world, looking down on opportunity. Don’t let your head swell, and watch out for conflicting orders and hidden agendas. Fix up the place. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Finish up projects you’ve been avoiding today and tomorrow. Don’t get sidetracked. Find assistance from a great coach, as needed, and move up one level. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Your friends are grateful for your contributions and are ready to add their grain of sand. Exert yourself. Receive accolades for good service. A touch of glitter might be just the thing.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Take a few days to firm up career details. Be clear on what your objectives are. It’s time to leave misconceptions behind. Reconfirm what you heard to avoid misunderstandings. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Start planning a vacation, or just go for it more spontaneously. It doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg. Let your heart lead you. Be grateful for what you have. Enjoy. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 7 -- Your theory gets challenged. Don’t resist it, but learn from the experience. Others may know better after all. Stay out of your own way. Changes call for budget revisions. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Consult a good strategist or friend. Use your experience to soothe ragged nerves. You solve another impossible problem. Accept a nice bonus.
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Diverse performances at SUBOG open mic night
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Cleaning up the electrical grid By Kelsey Sullivan Campus Correspondent
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Steven Bak was one of many students who perfomed at the first open mic session of the year, held by SUBGOG in the Student Union Ballroom.
By Katie McWilliams Campus Correspondent Last night in the Student Union Ballroom, SUBOG hosted the first open mic night of the year. This event, which is hosted once a month, provides a stage and an audience for budding student performers and a fine display of artistic talent for audience members. The event was set up informally in the style of a warm and inviting coffee house, with seating at small clusters of tables and a complimentary coffee bar.
Many more students than anticipated gathered in the space, ready for the performers and prepared to support their roommates, classmates, and friends. Marvin Williams, a 3rd-semester communications and journalism major came to “see what the school has to offer talent-wise.” The performances were diverse in style and content. Some students, like Rebecca Noelle, performed a mix of covers and her own originals. Others stuck strictly to their own creative works. Stephen Bak, a 7th-semester history education major, was among the performers who
entertained and delighted the audience with his own works. “It’s just a good way to get your name out there and get comfortable with performing, and not worry about screwing up because it’s a relaxed setting,” said Bak. Bak, who has played guitar for two years and has been playing at the open mic series for the past year, opened the show with two original songs, noted that the experience has always been positive for him. “I did this last year. It’s fun. I’m glad to do this.” Not all of the performances were strictly one-man musical acts. The stage was also graced
by slam poets and musical duos. Songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Katy Perry and Sugarland were covered in a unique style, bringing to light new talent and giving a new perspective on the music. Original works dealt with themes ranging from love to religion to finding your identity, and were received with energy and enthusiasm from the vocal audience, who burst into applause after every performance. The diversity of topics being presented kept the program interesting and fast-paced. Of the slam poets, many issues were presented in a powerful
and moving manner, with performances bringing to light issues about politics, sexuality and teenage life. Each performance differed from the previous, maintaining a creatively-charged atmosphere and an aura of excitement. Vicky Rosario, a 5th-semester communications major, was excited by the wide range of styles presented. “I like it,” she said. “I like a lot of different music. I like voices that fill the room.”
Mary Chapin Carpenter Events tweeted Opens Jorgensen Season
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By Michael McGuigan Campus Correspondent Twitter has become a facet of everyday life for over 500 million people around the globe over the past several years. One of the ways Twitter has become such a central part of every day life is through a phenomenon known as live tweeting. Twitter Inc. defines live tweeting as “engaging on Twitter for a continuous period of time- anywhere from 20 minutes to a few hours, with a sequence of focused Tweets. The focus can be a big live event that everybody’s paying attention to like a TV show or an award show, or it can be an event you create yourself.” Engaging on Twitter means tweeting to your followers in this context. Live tweeting allows an audience to become more engaged in an event by providing them with instant commentary on it. For instance, an 140-character tweet during an NFL game can convey much more meaning to the audience than a diatribe by a sports commentator. Due to the growing popularity of Twitter, many events are now covered by journalists who are responsible for live Tweeting them. On Sept. 12, technology writer Andrea Chang of The Los Angles Times live- Tweeted the release of the iPhone 5, which provided her followers instantly with details
about the iPhone 5 instead of forcing them to wait for her to write an article about its release. Harrison Fregeau, a 1st -semester history major, actively follows and engages in live tweeting. “I follow live tweeting about various sports by some ESPN broadcasters,” Harrison said. By following these tweets, Harrison is able to stay more engaged with a game than he would be when just watching it. In addition to following live tweets, Harrison also engages in them. On Sept. 9th he live-tweeted the Patriots v. Titans’s game critical plays. One of the aspects that Harrison enjoys about live tweeting is how it allows him to stay connected to his hometown by following live tweeting of his high school football team’s games. For students wishing to get started in live tweeting, Twitter offers a live tweeting guide on its developer page, and movements.org offers a 13 step live-tweeting guide as well. Despite being so young, Twitter has managed to play a central role in the way people communicate online. The popularity of the micro blogging site has continued to grow. This growth can be attributed to the unique ways twitter brings people together.
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will jump start the fall cabaret season at the Jorgensen Theater this weekend with her country and folk music.
By Focus Staff The Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts’ Fall 2012 calendar will kick things off this weekend in grand style with a concert Saturday night by fivetime Grammy Award-winning country and folk music singer, Mary Chapin Carpenter. Carpenter is touring behind her new album, “Ashes and Roses,” though there’s no doubt that she’ll play some of her 12 top-ten country hits, especially her four singles that reached #1 on the Billboard Country charts. “Ashes and Roses” grew out of a difficult phase for Carpenter, a press release issued by Jorgensen said. It was a time that included
divorce, the death of her father and serious illness, which affected her music. “As we get older and we lose our father and we almost die and things go terribly wrong, we realize how much we need each other,” Carpenter said in the press release. “We are all so profoundly connected. It’s the only thing that matters. Without each other, what’s the point?” Carpenter’s 1992 album “Come On, Come On” has sold more than four million albums, while 1994’s “Stones in the Road” sold more than two million, according to the Recording Industry Association of America’s statistics. Carpenter will take the stage
on Saturday night after an opening set by folk and bluegrass singer Aoife O’Donovan, a Boston-born musician who has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Pops Orchestra and Lyle Lovett. The doors open Saturday night at 7 p.m., and O’Donovan is scheduled to start an hour later. The show is part of the Jorgensen Cabaret Series, with a nightclub setting and food and beverages available to purchase. Ticket prices range from $30 to $50, although students with a valid ID can buy up to two tickets for a discounted price of $20. Non-UConn students and those under 18 can purchase tickets for $25.
It’s hard to imagine what daily life would be like without the use of electrical power. The production of electricity in the United States creates a gigantic carbon footprint, representing 40 percent of our country’s total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, 90 percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. comes from three sources: coal, oil and natural gas. The problem with these sources is that they all spew incredible amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (thus increasing climate change), and also require extraction from the earth, which often results in detrimental effects to the environment and human health (think of the horrible coal mine conditions in our own Appalachia). Clearly, there is a lot of room for improvement and the solution is simple: we need to reduce our electricity use and switch over to renewable energy. Some industrious Americans have ensured their energy security by going “off the grid,” or generating their own renewable electricity separate from their local power companies. If everyone did this, the effects of climate change would be greatly reduced and, as an added bonus, we would all have complete energy security. However, this is simply not practical or affordable for the average person. Instead, our society needs to seek out realistic alternatives, and endeavor to make the right choice (using renewable energy). One way to do this is to participate in local clean energy cooperatives. These businesses are springing up all over the world. In Germany for example, Ursula Sladek, a mother of five who was outraged by the Chernobyl accident, chose to create an alternative to nuclear power. According to The Huffington Post, over the course of 11 years “she and neighbors had raised the millions of euros needed to buy out the area’s private power grid and turn it into a clean-energy co-op. Now with over 1,000 owners, the co-op uses and supports decentralized renewable power like solar and wind for 120,000 customers, including households and factories.” Many local energy cooperatives follow this model: the company offers shares to community members at an affordable price and uses the capital to purchase the means of renewable energy production (like wind turbines or solar panels). The shareholders elect a board of directors to oversee the daily operations, and often receive an annual dividend. Overall, the result is a community that is much less dependent on fossil fuels, has many local jobs and has increased community wealth. Local energy co-ops are beneficial to communities because they offer more options and control for consumers in how their energy is produced. The United States has many local energy cooperatives (there is one about an hour away from campus, in Norwich, but many of them have yet to dedicate their business to the production of clean energy. Anyone who uses electricity has the power to join an energy co-op, to encourage their co-op to switch over to renewable energy or to start their own clean energy co-op for their community. One way of achieving this goal is by promoting Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies. The idea behind EPR is to make manufacturers responsible for the entire life-
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from ELECTRICITY, page 5 responsible for the entire lifecycle of their product, meaning that even after the product is sold the company is responsible for any waste and pollution that the product generates. For example, Germany’s Packaging Ordinance of 1991 holds producers responsible for packaging wastes associated with their products. As a direct result of the ordinance, packaging consumption decreased by about one million tons in four years. In a capitalist economic system, EPR would have tremendous benefits for the environment, as companies would suddenly be competing to minimize their pollution and optimize their recycling – not out of their own hippy-dippy environmental awareness, but because it affects their bottom line. Taxpayers would benefit as well, as they would no longer be footing the bill for waste management costs. Some state legislatures in the U.S. have begun to implement EPR frameworks, but there have yet to be any comprehensive EPR laws that truly hold manufacturers responsible. There is tremendous room for growth in this area. According to the Product Policy Institute, the U.S.’s current consumer recycling rate of 48 percent is embarrassingly low compared to European nations with mature EPR policies, which recycle more than 70 percent. Increasing the U.S. recycling rate to 75 percent would not only alleviate public taxes and help the environment, but would also create 1.5 million new jobs.
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Nintendo’s Wii U to launch Nov. 18
Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, discusses the upcoming Wii U gaming console. The console will start at $300 and go on sale in the U.S. in time for the holidays, the company said Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nintendo has a knack for changing the course of video games, appealing to the masses from kids to grandparents even if its technology isn’t the most advanced. The creator of “Mario Bros.” and “Donkey Kong” said Thursday that it will launch its first high-definition gaming console on Nov. 18 in the U.S., later that month in Europe and on Dec. 8 in Japan. It’s the first major game console to launch in years. But Nintendo is merely catching up on HD with Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp., which began selling their own HD consoles six and seven years ago, respectively. The question is whether a touch-screen tablet controller, coupled with TV-watching features, will be enough to surpass them. The original Wii console revolutionized gaming and surpassed its rivals not because it had more power or better graphics, but because it gave people a new way to play. Its motion-sensing controller wasn’t the most advanced, but it got people off the couch,
swinging virtual tennis rackets, bowling and flailing around in living rooms around the world. But over the years the novelty faded even as the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 have managed to keep loyal, hardcore gamers enthused with massive shooters and multiplayer features. Whether the Wii U can bring people back will depend on Nintendo’s ability to lure people in with classic games from “Mario” to “Call of Duty,” entertainment features that go beyond gaming and a price that doesn’t break the bank. Nintendo first announced plans for the Wii U last year, but it hadn’t disclosed the price or availability date until Thursday. The Wii U will start at $300 for a basic model, which is just $50 more than what the Wii initially sold for. For $350, gamers can buy a deluxe version that is black instead of white. The deluxe model will also have a charging stand for its controller, 32 gigabytes of memory instead of 8
and “Nintendo Land,” a smorgasbord of 12 popular Nintendo games. Nintendo Co. has been trying to drum up excitement for the Wii U. What sets it apart from other consoles is the tablet-like Wii U GamePad. This controller allows for asymmetrical gameplay, so two or more people can play the same game but have different experiences. Players can also turn off the TV entirely and play on the GamePad, watching the game on the tablet’s screen and using the controllers on the sides. In the “New Super Mario Bros. U,” for example, players holding the old Wii controllers guide Mario, Luigi and other characters. The person with the GamePad can help them along by using a stylus on the tablet’s touch screen to stun enemies or create stepping stones for the characters. The new Mario game, which will be available when the Wii U launches, will also offer new challenges for advanced Mario players, such as trying to complete a level without touching the ground. The Wii U GamePad will be included with each console. But the packages won’t include the old-school Wii controllers, though they can be used to play the games. That’s because Nintendo says there are enough of them out there, considering that nearly 97 million Wiis have been sold worldwide — compared with nearly 70 million Xbox 360s and about 64 million PlayStation 3s. Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia said that the Wii U’s technology doesn’t make it a real, true “next generation” gaming console. He said it really matches the Xbox 360. “But what has always helped Nintendo is the games they can put on it that nobody can,” he added. “They don’t necessarily need everything to be cutting-edge.” “Mario,” ‘’Pikmin” and other classic games have long been Nintendo’s main draw. Bhatia said sales expectations for the Wii U are fairly low, and Nintendo will be considered successful if the number of Wii Us it sell amounts to half the Wiis it sold.
Bold looks at Fashion Week turn up the volume
NEW YORK (AP) — The designers previewing spring collections at New York Fashion Week may not have had a single voice, but they all spoke loudly. “Bold” was the word that buzzed around the tents at Lincoln Center after eight days of previews came to an end on Thursday. Between saturated color, sexy cutouts, statementmaking stripes and mixed-up prints, the clothes had something to say. “It feels like a statement season,” said Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine. “It feels like everyone is tired of shopping their closet, and they’re ready to make a new statement.” Retailers are happy to see newness and bright colors, said Ken Downing, fashion director for Neiman Marcus. “There were some have-tohave things,” said Downing, who ticked off a sleeveless jacket, a full skirt that’s either swingy and short, or cut on the bias and falling below the knee, and colored leather — maybe laser cut? — as items that will be on the top of the list for shoppers. Nearly 200 designers preview their spring collections in New York before the fashion crowd heads to London, Milan and Paris. In seasons past, it was as if they all agreed on a message ahead of time. After the recession started, a hard-edged chick was the obvious muse. A few seasons later, everything was bohemian. This time, there were certainly clear trends — among them skirt suits, big colors, below-the-knee coats, leather, cutouts, corsets and banding, stripes and black-and-white. But there were many muses instead of one It Girl. There were hints of India and other exotic locales. And the prints were edgier than what are usually offered in spring — instead of “pretty” florals, there were digital renderings, X-ray patterns, skulls. “If it is a floral, then it’s photo realism floral, and that seems very different,” Holley said.
A model wears a design from Anna Sui’s Spring 2013 collection during Fashion Week in New York.
Even uptown staples Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta had an edge, with the latter adding leather and latex to his society girl. It’s as through designers stopped dictating style and are instead providing options. There’s your breath of spring air. RALPH LAUREN Statement made, Ralph Lauren: Be strong. Be bold. Go on that adventure. The first look on Ralph Lauren’s runway featured a turquoise suede poet top, with cascading ruffles down the front, and the model wore a beret and carried a studded motorcycle bag. From there, it was a bright red hand-crocheted tank dress and a few looks later was a tomato red suede jacket with rustic brown leather details. A colorful blanket-style serape was getting buzz from editors and stylists before they even left the downtown show space where Olivia Wilde and Jessica Alba sat in the front row. Lauren
offered the same idea — in the same green, brown and yellow colors — in an off-the-shoulder serape wrap top that probably more easily fits into the closets of most customers. There were beaded bolero jackets and embellished jodhpur pants that evoked a matador to the Spanish-style music, with flat-top hats and colorful scarves around some models’ necks. But taking each piece on its own, it wasn’t a costume. CALVIN KLEIN Francisco Costa, women’s creative director at Calvin Klein, got to have final say Thursday at New York Fashion Week as one of the last major designers to preview a spring collection, but he left a purposeful impression of things left undone. It’s what left the crowd wanting more. Edges were left frayed, contrasting linings were revealed, and necklines were bare and exposed, all giving the impression that one was seeing more than they should. A gold hardware frame peeked atop
the black sheer-panel dress that closed the show. Costa has a knack for the “seductive lines,” he mentioned in his notes. He certainly drew eyes to the bust and bodice, offering a series of conical bustiers, which were exactly what they sound like. On their own, they were futuristic but also a little harsh; under a sheer silk corset or a mesh silk crepe coat, they were sexy and edgy. Calvin Klein continued the many layers of fabrics and textures that have dominated the runways: an abstract lace dress goes over a lacquered satin bustier and a bonded mesh skirt, for example. But the fact that almost every outfit featured black here can’t be called part of that trend — it’s a way of life for this design house. MARCHESA It wasn’t just like Grand Central at Marchesa’s New York Fashion Week show on Wednesday — which drew Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Tyra
Banks and all the photographers who trail them. It was in Grand Central. The preview of the spring collection was staged at the historic train terminal, but it was hardly rush hour on the runway. The looks turned out by designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig were typically embellished and intricate, and required time to study the details. Models also can’t walk all that quickly in the gowns that are jingling with beads or have slim hemlines. Thanks to the Indian inspiration — via the Beatles’ 1960s experience with the Maharishi — there were more colorful hues and easier-to-wear silhouettes than in recent Marchesa collections. “Last season was Baroque and darker, and the season before that was very ornate,” Chapman said in a preshow interview. “It’s a different mood this season.” What fashion insiders are really looking for from Marchesa is a clue of what will soon come on Hollywood red carpets. After this, it’s safe to say the stars may be wearing some high-neck gowns, either covered in tassel fringe or metallic beads — or both — and maybe a peacock-blue, one-shouldered tulle gown worn over a fully embroidered gold-leaf illusion bodysuit that gave the appearance of glittering body art. PROENZA SCHOULER The real-people-in-the-pool print on Proenza Schouler’s catwalk Wednesday night probably took some fashion insiders — who don’t expect that much newness during these previews — by surprise. The collection by Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough started off by advancing some trends seen for spring, including leather, patchwork, some perforated and mesh textures. The leather was a little shinier, the patchwork a little more random and the textures a little more exaggerated, but, still, they fell in line.
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What to know about high fashion labels By Jamil Larkins Campus Correspondent
Normally, designer and luxury wear isn’t my speciality. For obvious reasons, I can’t afford 90 percent of styles that float down a runway. At this point, I could feasibly purchase the shoelaces and maybe inner soles of a pair of Margiela or Louboutin sneakers, but that’s about it. However, through the media, anyone watching television or reading magazines is at least exposed to a wide variety of designers and brands. Whether fashion weeks in Paris or New York, people all around the world direct their attention to designers and celebrities and the newest styles. In American pop culture, luxury French brand Givenchy has become a go-to label for musicians, athletes and many others. The House of Givenchy was founded in 1952 by designer Hubert de Givenchy. Now, it is a part of the Voltron-like French company LVMH, along side other huge divisions like Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Hennessy, Hublot and Louis Vuitton. In more recent years, this brand has expanded into major media markets under the leadership of two designers, Ricardo Tisci and Ozwald Boateng.
“...through media exposure, anyone watching television... is at least exposed to a wide variety of designers and brands”
In 2005, Tisci took over as chief designer of women’s wear, a throne previously held by John Galliano, Julien Macdonald and Alexander McQueen. His gothic and minimalist style, combined with a keen eye for geometric patterns, have created some of the more famous images of the Givenchy line. Amongst the most popular, the “Birds of Paradise” print was featured on t-shirts, pants, hats and blazers (for a high price of course; a t-shirt goes for around $300$500). Givenchy’s graphic t-shirts are the most popular item, which isn’t what one would expect from a high fashion label. With help from rappers like Rick Ross, ASAP Rocky, Danny Brown, Pusha T and Big Sean, the t-shirts are becoming even more of a popular craze. Along with the “Birds of Paradise” image, other designs include last year’s Rottweiler design and this year’s “Jaws”like shark print. Even New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire has been seen in public with the shark print sweater. For Ticsi, individual fame came through last year’s collaboration with rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z. Tisci designed the artwork for the duo’s single “H.A.M.”, as well as the album art for their very successful album, “Watch The Throne”. During Kanye and Jay’s tour around the world, Tisci also designed their merch and wardrobe. Next week, Kanye West is set to release an album, entitled “Cruel Summer.” The artwork for the album came out a few days ago, and Tisci is seemingly the brain behind this creation as well.
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Deena gets 2-year ban SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — “Jersey Shore” is over and done in Seaside Heights, but the MTV reality show is still causing aggravation for some folks here. New Jersey liquor regulators said Thursday that they have fined a Seaside Heights cantina $15,000 for serving a “visibly intoxicated” Deena Cortese just before she wandered out into traffic in June. As a condition of an agreement negotiated with Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grill, Cortese is banned from the premises for two years. According to New Jersey’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Cortese and an entourage that included an MTV film crew were at the restaurant for 90 minutes on June 10. During that time, Cortese walked on the bar, fell to the ground, then climbed up and stood on a red bench at a table of restaurant patrons. Cortese also left the premises with an alcoholic beverage — a big no-no in New Jersey — walked onto the boardwalk and returned to the bar a short time later. “This settlement is a cautionary tale for licensees who might think ignoring the law for the sake of air time is good for business,” said Michael Halfacre, the division’s director. “By turning a blind eye to the mayhem that can be associated with reality television, you are risking your livelihood. That is, without a doubt, bad for business.” A woman who answered the telephone at Spicy Cantina on Thursday said no one from the business would comment on the settlement. MTV recently announced that “Jersey Shore” will conclude after its upcoming sixth season, which begins Oct. 4. The series features a cast of overtanned, over-loud and always pumped-up characters who tried the patience of local residents with their party-hearty antics. The show strayed from Jersey during its run, taking the cast to Miami Beach and Italy.
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Cortese, 25, was arrested by Seaside Heights police for disorderly conduct. According to police reports, Cortese was observed running out of Spicy Cantina and into the street. She began dancing in the intersection and appeared to be intoxicated after losing her balance several times, the alcohol division said. Cortese then walked down a street, grabbed the trunk of a car and continued to dance. Seaside Heights Police said her behavior was seriously restricting the flow of the traffic and then placed her under arrest. Afterward, state officials said, Cortese told police she had been drinking throughout the day. At a municipal court appearance a month later, she pleaded guilty to failing to use the sidewalk and paid a $106 fine. (Her plea came in the same courtroom where “Jersey Shore” pal Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi pleaded guilty to disturbing other beachgoers in 2010.) Cortese apologized to the court, then got a talking-to from her mother. She also had to pay $33 in court costs but avoided a criminal conviction by pleading guilty to a violation of the motor vehicle code. In the settlement with the state, Spicy Cantina also admitted serving Cortese drinks she did not order, which is illegal in New Jersey. Four employees from the restaurant submitted a letter to the alcohol division explaining that Cortese was served one alcoholic drink — a vodka and club soda — then was deemed to be intoxicated by the bar management. According to the letter, after cutting Cortese off, “she was served several shots of water, which she thought contained alcohol. She was also served non-alcoholic drink mix with fruit garnish. She drank multiple glasses without realizing that she was not drinking alcohol.” The business faces a 10-day suspension of its liquor license if it violates state alcohol laws over the next two years.
Channing Tatum stars in five films in 2012
Jewel’s new song, ‘Flower’ for cancer survivors
This file photo released by Anchor Bay Films shows Channing Tatum, left, and Rosario Dawson in a scene from “10 Years.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If it seems like Channing Tatum is everywhere, it’s probably because he is. He’s appeared in five films this year alone, with the latest being this weekend’s ensemble comedy-drama “10 Years.” The roles have come in every imaginable genre, each strikingly different from the last. And hey, what do you know? Five is a magic number around here. So let’s rank Tatum’s 2012 performances, in order of preference: “21 Jump Street”: Comedy is so underappreciated, and what Tatum does here is especially tough: He plays the straight man opposite a much more established comedian, Jonah Hill. (Who is, come to think of it, also the straight man.) And yet, Tatum also has to let himself get a little goofy and toy with his hunky image as the film itself gets goofy, which he does with great enthusiasm. Satirically inspired by the ‘80s TV series, “21 Jump Street” features Tatum playing a former jock who returns to high school as an undercover police officer alongside his partner (Hill), the nerd he used to torment way back when. It’s rowdy and raunchy but Tatum and Hill share an unexpectedly sweet chemistry. — “Magic Mike”: The perfect blend of Tatum’s muscular good looks, dramatic ability and dance skills. Steven Soderbergh’s behind-the-scenes look at the life of a male stripper also happens to be one that’s close to Tatum’s heart: He worked briefly as an exotic dancer before breaking into acting. Anyone who saw the original “Step Up” from 2006, the movie that put Tatum on the map, knows what a gifted dancer he is. But here, he’s just mesmerizing: confident, creative, acrobatic and, above all, seductive. He’s just as charismatic offstage, though, as he shows a young Alex Pettyfer the ropes and tries to show Pettyfer’s sister he’s a good guy after all. Tatum also enjoys a couple of intense showdowns with Matthew McConaughey
as the swaggering strip club owner. “The Vow”: Tatum shows his romantic leadingman side in this old-fashioned, heart-tugging amnesia story. He stars as Leo, who struggles to remind his wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams), that they were happily in love after a car accident wipes out the last five years of her memories. Tatum is saddled with a whole lot of explanatory voicevoer, full of obvious platitudes about life being a series of moments of impact, blah blah blah, but his sense of ache and sorrow is believable. It’s a nice idea: experiencing what it’s like to fall in love all over again for the first time. Tatum and McAdams sometimes make the execution of it more tolerable than it should be, but not often enough. This movie was hugely popular, grossing nearly $200 million when it came out back in February. I found it contrived and treacly because I’m cold and soulless. “Haywire”: In Tatum’s first pairing with Soderbergh this year, he mainly had to act like MMA superstar Gina Carano wasn’t going to beat the complete crap out of him. At least, not immediately. Because she easily could have — and she could have with all her stars, including Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor — which required her to hold back a little while doing her own stunts here in her feature film debut. At the film’s start, a hungover and impatient Tatum meets up with Carano’s character, a covert-ops specialist, after a mission in Barcelona. He was her partner on the job, and he may or may not be trustworthy. A tense conversation quickly turns into a knock-down, drag-out brawl in a small-town diner. “10 Years”: His latest isn’t exactly his best. Then again, he’s part of a large ensemble that includes larger personalities, including Ari Graynor, Chris Pratt and Anthony Mackie, and his role is comparatively low-key and formulaic. Tatum plays one of several old friends who’ve gathered for their 10-year high school reunion. He’s brought with him his longtime girlfriend (played by his real-life wife and “Step Up” co-star, the equally gorgeous Jenna Dewan). He’s also brought along the engagement ring he plans to give her, but he’s had trouble finding the right opportunity to pop the question — plus, as we learn in one of the film’s many intertwined storylines.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Singer-songwriter Jewel has penned numerous lyrics empowering women after heartbreak and loss, and now she hopes to do the same for breast cancer survivors. Jewel’s latest song, “Flower,” was written to raise awareness about the importance of breast reconstruction options for breast cancer survivors. The singer is heading to New Orleans next month to perform “Flower” and other hits at a benefit concert for the cause. “Reconstruction is a huge part of the healing process,” Jewel told The Associated Press. “It’s not just vanity. It’s a part of what makes us women. It’s a part of our identity as women. Patients should at least be informed about their options.” Jewel said she originally wrote “Flower” years ago as a relationship-based song. It was never released, but it was about empowering women. “The chorus in that song kept coming back to me, and I thought it was so fitting for this cause, so I rewrote the lyrics for these women,” she said. The chorus compares a woman battling cancer to “a flower pushing up through concrete to thrive.” Jewel shot to fame in 1996 with her self-written breakout hit, “Who Will Save Your Soul,” and has had success in pop and country genres with hits like “Stronger Woman,” ‘’Foolish Games,” ‘’You Were Meant For Me,” ‘’Hands,” ‘’Stand” and “Intuition.” She said she was surprised to hear a lot of breast cancer survivors are not informed about their breast reconstruction options, even though reconstruction is now considered a medically necessary part of breast cancer treatment that is covered by Medicare and most major insurance providers. “There should be a plastic surgeon involved from the very beginning,” she said. “We have to be our own advocates.” Jewel is the national spokeswoman for the Beast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) campaign and has partnered with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Foundation to raise awareness and money for breast reconstruction-related research and to the charitable care of breast reconstruction patients. Proceeds generated by downloads of “Flower” on iTunes or Amazon.com will benefit the effort, as will proceeds from the Oct. 29 concert at the New Orleans Theater in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday. Jewel says she’s always considered herself an advocate for women but since becoming a mother last summer to her now 1-year-old son, Kase, “I’m an even bigger fan of women.” Kase is the first child for Jewel and her champion bull rider husband, Ty Murray. They live on a ranch in Stephenville, Texas. “Becoming a mom, I gained so much more respect for women and what they go through,” she said. Motherhood has also inspired new work: Jewel wrote and recorded two soothing child-friendly albums — “Lullaby” and “The Merry Goes ‘Round.” On Sept. 18, she’s releasing a children’s book called “That’s What I’ll Do,” which will include a CD accompaniment of a song by the same title. “It’s a love song I wrote for my son,” she said. “It’s one I sing to him every night. It’s a creative, fanciful, whimsical way of telling him all the ways that I love him, and it’s a song I thought other parents would enjoy sharing with their children.”
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Elizabeth Crowley, Editor-in-Chief Tyler McCarthy, Commentary Editor Jesse Rifkin, Associate Commentary Editor Chris Kempf, Weekly Columnist John Nitowski, Weekly Columnist Sam Tracy, Weekly Columnist
Fact checking in citizen journalism could keep government honest
he rise in citizen journalism, in the form of blogs, cell phone videos and other mediums, is a well-documented trend that shows no signs of slowing down. As communication technology continues to become more accessible, ordinary people have been able to share news with their friends, family, acquaintances and even strangers. Recent events such as the shooting at the Empire State Building saw quicker coverage, including video footage and commentary, from these citizen journalists than from traditional media outlets. But coverage of events is not the only upward trend in citizen journalism. Ordinary people are increasingly taking on roles previously dominated by the mainstream media. This has been very notable in the area of fact-checking, an activity that used to be out of reach for an unprofessional consumer of news. However, with internet access becoming more widespread, citizens are able to independently confirm or refute points made by their elected officials and other public figures. This is leading to an increase in scrutiny, and therefore, an increase in transparency. The rise in citizen fact-checking has the potential to make our government much more honest than in years past. This is especially useful during presidential campaign season. Republicans and Democrats alike seem to be focused almost exclusively on winning the election this November, and are often willing to sacrifice truth for politically convenient statements. Yet this campaign has seen an unprecedented amount of coverage on the lies perpetrated by both parties, thanks to a large community of citizen fact-checkers. When Paul Ryan blamed Obama for the closing of an auto factory during his speech at the Republican National Convention, the internet was ablaze with individuals writing about how the factory actually closed on George W. Bush’s watch. When Bill Clinton credited President Obama’s Affordable Care Act with lowering health care spending, bloggers, tweeters and other posters quickly pointed out that most of its provisions have not yet taken effect. New technology has also empowered smaller media outlets, including student-run newspapers, to fact-check national politicians just as effectively as established media organizations. Formerly, journalists and others in the mainstream media were the only people with the time and resources to fact-check every word uttered by a presidential candidate. But today, that power has become much more widespread, enabling details as minor as Paul Ryan’s marathon time to emerge as front-andcenter news stories. If continued, this spread of fact-checking will go a long way toward making our democracy healthier and more accountable. We are all fact-checkers now, and that’s a good thing. 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.
Since he’s retired, is it legal now to make an emoji of Calhoun’s face? People are getting that whenever I’m feeling intesne. It’s always uncomfortable when a friend you haven’t seen in a year cheerfully informs you that you’ve lost so much weight...and you weigh exactly the same as you did a year ago. Why wasn’t all of Gampel filled with students today? Where were all you people?! It’s the weekend! Gonna go to a huge party and get with tons of girls! And by that I mean see a girl I like, get scared, talk to her for like 30 seconds and feel bad about myself the rest of the night... I’m going to miss Calhoun terribly, but I am so hyped to be able to refer to Kevin Ollie as Coach KO. I love it when politicians are forced to go multiple generations back in their family tree to provide an anecdote that implies they have some concept of what it’s like to not have gobs of money. #TakeTheStairs “The first step to being special is to believe you’re special...I’m one of the luckiest people alive.” No Jim, we’re the lucky ones. Thank you for 26 amazing years.
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Beatles deserve more credit for Revolution 9
he Beatles wrote and performed what is perhaps the world’s most widely recognized and beloved music. It seems that, even forty years after the Fab Four’s dissolution, their music is played no less often on the radio or on the earphones of millions than it was in the 1960s. Though I do not consider myself a Beatles fan (there are only four or five songs in the Beatles’ oeuvre that I enjoy and listen to frequently), I must admit that the band’s musical achievements were, and remain, absolutely titanic. By Chris Kempf The Beatles’ Weekly Columnist greatest contribution to musical art is not graced by the same adulation as is much of their work. It towers over the charming songs of the White Album, infusing it with a dissonant darkness unexpected on an album whose name evokes levity and clarity. “Revolution 9” is hated, feared, avoided and unappreciated by most, but its haunting, droning intonation of “number nine, number nine, number nine…” is as instantly recognizable as any of The Beatles’ beloved lyrics. It is the most complex, intricate and powerful composition of the band’s entire catalogue. “Number Nine” is a sound collage, an avant-garde experiment with a form of composition called musique concrète. Works composed accordingly are not
limited to guitar, bass and drums or even to orchestra instruments. They commonly use recorded sounds, spoken words and electronic tones. In “Number Nine” clips of operatic fanfares are fused together into a cohesive composition with football chants (“Block that kick!”), inane chatter between George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and the drone of aircraft and road traffic. The hundreds of individual elements comprising “Revolution 9” are looped, played backwards, distorted, rapidly shifted between stereo channels and swell from very soft to very loud and back again, weaving in and out of the overall texture of the music. It is a work of staggering complexity that perhaps has been so poorly received due to the incredibly daunting effort needed just to understand it. Even today, there are many musical elements in the composition that remain unknown. No one knows who is performing them or who composed them. “Number Nine” still hides away innumerable secrets in this regard. John Lennon, who was almost entirely responsible for the concept and arrangement of “Revolution 9,” despite its attribution to “Lennon-McCartney,” described it as a “painting in sound [of] a picture of revolution.” We can’t be sure if Lennon meant his composition to have a specific political meaning, but what we can say with certainty is that “Number Nine” takes part in a revolution of artistic expression and broadcasts a particular revolutionary viewpoint to an unwitting consumer audience. It demonstrates that it is possible to crate art that relies upon allusion
not as a device, but as a basic constitutive element of a composition. Though the song was not the first piece of art to be written in this way – James Joyce’s “Ulysses” predates it by fifty years – it showed that the recording studio itself can act as a musical instrument or an ensemble in the arrangement of old elements to create new meanings. It is difficult, however, to decipher those new meanings when confronted with such complexity as we find in “Revolution 9.” This, in a way, bespeaks the paradox of modern life. Everywhere in the world, we are surrounded by information demanding to be processed by our brains, but the sheer volume overwhelms us and we are unable to understand much of it. It may be that “Revolution 9” disturbs and confounds so many people because it reminds them too vividly of the nature of their world. Life is not like “Love Me Do” or “Let It Be,” though we often imagine it to be so. Life is instead a mix tape of sorts, a sound collage full of charm, insanity, horror and, perhaps, even beauty. I think this is for the best. After all, not much about “Love Me Do” is left up to interpretation. The greatness of “Number Nine” is that it is rich with disparate and elaborate meanings, and that each listener is free to call his own meaning into existence.
Weekly Columnist Chris Kempf is a 5th-semester political science major. He can be reached at Christopher.Kempf@UConn.edu.
Female superheroes: The Where’s Waldo of the film industry
aybe I’m a little spoiled from growing up on “Kim Possible” cartoons and spending most of my time in high school watching “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” I have no issue with strong female characters who aren’t afraid to kick butt, even in their prom dresses. Still, after a summer filled with actionpacked superhero By Victoria Kallsen r e l e a s e s , Staff Columnist I’m a little taken aback that Hollywood is stalling on a true superheroine film. I fail to see the problem with making one. The top three superhero franchises of all time are the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the Avengers heroes), Batman and Spiderman, which rank fourth, sixth and eigth respectively for all franchises worldwide. Together, these three franchises have spawned over 18 films have raked in a nice $10,713,565,261 in worldwide grosses. There is quite obviously an impetus for production companies to continue to adapt superheroes into moneymaking film franchises. But how do female heroines fair at the box office?
The good news is that when a strong female heroine film is made, like this year’s “The Hunger Games,” which stars Jennifer Lawerence as Katniss Everdeen, it is extremely successful. The worldwide earnings for the film are a little over $408 million. This is much more than the lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe earner, “The Incredible Hulk” which made $134.8 million. “The Hunger Games” is now touted as the highest-grossing action heroine movie of all time. But the problem here is that the second place holder, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” with Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. It was released in 1991, a little over 20 years before Katniss could take the crown. Of the top fifteen action heroine movies, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” is the most recent before “The Hunger Games.” But that was made in 2005. Why is there such a lull in popular super heroine movies? Perhaps we can start by saying that part of the problem is that only 11 percent of clearly identifiable protagonists last year were women, while only 33 percent of all characters in films were female, according to The Washington Post. With
the success of “The Hunger Games” this year, it would not hurt production companies to churn out a nice Wonder Women flick, especially since DC comics is lacking in the film market right now. Is it too difficult to greenlight a production starring the most easily identifiable female superheroine, whose outfit is a strapless top and shorts? It actually is, considering the project has been in development hell since 2001, with no mention of the subject since 2011. Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy, was on board for two years, but left the project in 2007 after creative differences, adding in an interview with The A.V. Club, “I would go back in a heartbeat if I believed that anybody believed in what I was doing. The lack of enthusiasm was overwhelming.” Isn’t that what’s really the issue here? A lack of enthusiasm? Production companies are too afraid of losing their teenage boy demographic to focus on strong female characters. Women who work in the film industry only account for 33 percent of it and their voices are rarely heard. Perhaps the problem lies in the fact that most females in comic books are love interests, sidekicks or
heroes that work with a larger group or another superhero, as is the case in “X-Men.” Compounding this, the only two technically superheroine films that have been released are “Catwoman” (2004) and “Electra” (2005), both of which depended on a male superhero in the original comics for backstory. Regardless, there are strong female characters like Wonder Woman and 40 percent of the audience for “The Avengers” was female, according to NBC News, so the female demographic is certainly viable. Imagine the response to a proper female heroine protagonist. The true loss is not just in revenue to production companies or the film industry, but to the girls who can’t find any female superhero they can aspire to be. The target demographic for superhero films needs to expand, or valuable film ideas will continue to be passed by in favor of male superheroes who only need a female character around as a love interest.
Staff Columnist Victoria Kallsen is a 3rd--semester mechanical engineering major. She can be reached at Victoria.Kallsen@UConn.edu.
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Our personal American argument with oil resources
il is the energy that allows modern society to thrive. Unfortunately, it is non-renewable, meaning once it runs out, it’s gone. In 2010, Russia discovered a massive oil field in East Siberia. By Carleton Whaley The deposit Staff Columnist was said to hold at least 150 million metric tons of oil (around 1.1 billion barrels), and for Russia, the world’s leading oil exporter, this was certainly a boon. The world rejoiced at this new discovery, while simultaneously decrying oil and its hazards to the planet, pollution and energy efficiency. The United States, in fact, seems to be the prime example of; this twofaced argument. At the same
time that we call for more efficient, clean energies, we are elated to know that there is more oil in the world to sustain us for a little longer. The reality is that oil is not going to be in the future much longer, or at least it cannot be if the human race is going to survive the way it has thus far. Oil is like an infection to us. Instead of seeking treatment, we chose to ignore the problem, despite knowing that oil will run out. We consume it rapidly: the United States holds only 5 percent of the world’s populace, but consumes 25 percent of its oil. On a daily basis, that average American uses more than twice the oil of those in the European Union, and every year our country consumes 7.6 billion barrels. That makes Russia’s discovery
seem a bit less massive, I suppose. That’s all right, though, because while Russia exports 6 percent of its total oil to the Americas (with 5 percent going only to the United States), it provides only 4 percent of our total oil imports. So we basically import more oil than Russia can export, from all over the world. There is, however, good news. Today, energy is even more at the forefront of everyone’s mind, especially in a political sense, and several steps have been taken to foster alternate energy, such as tax incentives and the Energy Star program, which labels devices that use 20 percent to 30 percent less energy than is required by government standards. Even our rising gas prices, which are constantly
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Libertarian Party deserves mention in Allen article
I am writing in response to Kristi Allen’s September 12 commentary article, “Media needs to do a better job at covering third party candidates”. I completely agree with Allen’s sentiments that the dissatisfaction levels with the current status quo in US politics indicate a pressing need for the mainstream media to
acknowledge the importance third Totallyofsaw parties. It is true that the media cannot merely ignore this popular undercurrent in an attempt to stifle it. In fact, social media has already proven to be an able force, largely taking the mainstream media’s place on third party coverage. However, given the well-thought out nature of the piece, I was surprised that any mention of Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party was absent from the article. I realize that this article is not a platform for advocating for any particular third party, but I believe
lamented, are a positive sign of change. European markets saw the prices we are facing
“The reality is that oil is not going to be in the future much longer....” (around $4 a gallon) long ago, and this forced them to have tighter regulations on vehicle efficiency, which is necessary to wean us off oil. After all, automobiles in general account for 60 percent of oil use, with most of that being personal vehicles. As prices go up, there
that not mentioning the fact that Gary Johnson is on the presidential ballot in 47 states is a serious omission. While Allen details the resistance to the current system, and the challenges ahead for third party voters via the mainstream media roadblocks, the article misses out on an opportunity to motivate potentially on-the-fence third party voters. By not giving a concrete example of third party success on the road to the 2012 election and showing that changes are already occurring despite mainstream media stonewalling, Allen misses a chance to do exactly what she says the mainstream media has not done, to show that peoples’
is more and more reason to look to improving sustainable, alternative energy. However, the fight for freedom from oil is a personal one; as we have seen, there is little the government can actually do when it comes to demanding better technology and cleaner fuel from companies that rely on oil. People naturally resist change, and we as a society have been in the grip of fossil fuels for so long that their depletion seems a distant problem. “Oh, leave that to the next generation,” we seem to be saying, as our predecessors said of us. But it is within our power, individually, to advance technologies and implement smart energy-saving procedures. Whether it is something costly that will save you in the end, like buying solar panels,
complaints have been heard by third parties, and to show that at least one of those parties is finally in strong Totally rad to potentially, as the enough position common lament goes, “do something about it”. Briefly mentioning Johnson’s success would have shown even more strongly that Allen’s pro-voter choice sentiments are not merely idealistic college newspaper musings, but are thoughts that truly are in the forefront of many Americans’ minds this election year. Mentioning Johnson and the Libertarians’ success would have served as an salient example proving that at least one third party is finally in a position to cash in on their appeal
an electric car or fuel cells, or simple things like relying more on natural light, putting bubble wrap over your windows in winter to save on heat or using PVC pipes and glass bottles to make a greenhouse, it doesn’t matter. In an age when the inner workings of technology and inventions are unknown to many, everyone should aspire to be a maker. Do things that will affect your life in an ecofriendly way. If enough people do that, we won’t need the government to tell us one day that we need to invest in green energy. We will tell them that, as a government by and for the people, and they will listen to us.
Staff Columnist Carleton Whaley is a 1st-semester English major. He can be reached at Carleton. Whaley@UConn.edu.
to Americans as a whole, despite the mainstream media blackout. Finally, there is the inspirational point that, if it can work for one third party, with enough voter activism it can surely work for others. As this new realization spreads and leads to action on the part of the electorate, we could truly bring change to this country, unlike what we were promised 4 years ago. – John Tyczkowski
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So what sidewalks on campus CAN I walk on? Goodbye, Coach
FroyoWorld is here, and it is delicious.
The lottery system will probably still be awful.
Totally saw it coming
What is the coolest thing in your backpack? – By Lindsay Collier
“What’s left of my dignity..”
“The receipt for the fish I just bought.
“The syringes I use for my diabtes.”
“My spikey backpack itself is pretty interesting.”
Jay Mehta, 5th-semester biology major
Jen Farina 5th-semester HDFS and psychology double major
Chris Tarantino, 5th-semester pharmacy major
Alexis Jensen, 1st-semester exploratory major
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Huskies prepare to face Red Storm By T.J. Souhlaris Campus Correspondent The UConn women’s soccer team (4-2-1) will travel south from Syracuse this weekend to take on the St. John’s Red Storm in a Big East American Division match-up in Queens,
N.Y. The game will be played at 1 p.m. on Sunday. It will be the third away game of the Huskies’ five-game road trip. A lot of the Huskies’ success this season can be attributed to their offense. UConn ranks first in the Big East in goals, with 18. Fifteen of these
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UConn senior Michelle Baj moves the ball up the field for the UConn Huskies.
have come with assists. The Red Storm (4-3-0) can’t say the same. They have struggled to find the back of the net, with only eight goals in seven games. The Red Storm have allowed 13 goals, although they still possess a winning record. Head Coach Len Tsantiris likes his team this season, even with their relative inexperience. “We have a lot of young kids, but we got depth,” Tsantiris said a week ago, after the Huskies’ victory against Marist. “We’re young and we gotta learn…we gotta be ready for Big East play.” The two teams’ best players come from different side of the ball. UConn’s senior striker Danielle Schulmann is the reigning Big East Offensive Player of the Week, while St. John’s junior midfielder Sandra Osborn is Big East Defensive Player of the Week.
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Both teams also have a freshman goalkeeper. UConn’s Alison Saucier has allowed 11 goals and made 19 saves on the season. St. John’s Ellen Conway was voted honorable mention Big East Goalkeeper of the Week. In last season’s tilt with the Red Storm, the Huskies were topped, 1-0, in extra time. In the second minute of bonus soccer, St. John’s had a goal kick that was headed to striker Jen Leaverton. Leaverton scored the lone goal at 91:23 to give the Huskies their first loss in Big East play. The Johnnies were later bounced in the first round of the Big East Tournament. Like the rest of the UConn soccer events, the game can be followed on 91.7 FM WHUS or online at whus.org.
After weeks of training, the UConn men’s cross country team returns to action Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the UMass Invite in Amherst, Mass.. Toeing the line for the five-mile race will be a squad of experienced Connecticut athletes, as well as respectable New England teams from UMaine, Vermont, American International College, Amherst College and UMass. At last year’s invite, senior Nick Aguila led the Huskies to a team title, but the loss of the former captain and the emergence of some talented underclassmen and middle distance runners will bring a new team dynamic to the starting line on Saturday. “Our whole group is com-
petitive,” said Coach Richard Miller. “Jordan Magath and Ryan McGuire could contend to win the race, and our three track guys—Joe Clark, Tim Bennatan, and Alex Bennatan are working to close the gap [with the lead pack] from last year.” Connecticut’s lineup features six freshmen, who will not race Saturday in order to get some additional training under their belts before they make their collegiate debuts. These newcomers begin their college careers with varied experience levels, and should be contributing to the squad in the near future. With the combination of frontrunners Jordan and Ryan and depth from UConn’s middle distance standouts, Miller believes his squad is positioned to defend its 2011 victory. But UMass will prove a difficult challenge for
the Huskies. The Minutemen, although unranked in the Northeast region so far this season, should still be a formidable competitor. “UMass is a very solid team,” Miller said. “Seeing how we stack up against them is a good measure of where we stand.” Although UConn is currently ranked No. 13 in the Northeast, a decline from their tenth-place finish at the 2011 regional meet, the team is not placing too much emphasis on rankings yet. The Huskies are coming off another grueling week of training and will use this meet as more of a workout than a serious race. They will continue to train intensely through mid-October before they start to fine-tune their fitness for specific championship meets. “At the end of the day, the championship meets—the New England
Linebacker group faces test with Maryland backfield from A REUNION, page 12 The Huskies have enjoyed success this year against their opponents’ run game. In two games, UConn has only allowed 57 rushing yards total and zero touchdowns. Pasqualoni attributes this success to mixing things up on defense to confuse opposing offense. “We mix it up a lot, we bring some extra guys in there,” said Pasqualoni. “Most of the time, or part of the time, we got one more guy in there to make the block, and that’s been pretty good for us.”
Maryland is coming off a 36-27 victory over Temple, and the Terps are off to a 2-0 start on the season. Maryland quarterback Perry Hills has thrown for 335 yards on the season and as two touchdowns, along with three interceptions. In the Terrapins’ backfield, sophomore running back Justus Pickett has found himself in a comfortable role as a starter. He scored the eventual game-winning score in Maryland’s first game against William and Mary. In the game against Temple, Pickett rushed for 69 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, to help seal the victory for the Terrapins.
UConn to play its first home game in 13 days By Tim Fontenault Campus Correspondent
The UConn volleyball team (6-5) will play its first match at home in 13 days, when it hosts the Harvard Crimson today in Gampel Pavilion. The match is the first of three games for the Huskies this weekend as part of the New England Challenge. After today’s match, both teams will head to Thomas.Souhlaris@UConn.edu Northeastern University in Boston for matches against Northeastern and Boston College on Saturday. UConn is coming off a tough weekend. The Huskies played four games at the Dr. Championship, the Big East Mary Jo Wynn Invitational Championship and the Regional at Missouri State University, Championship—are the gauges of splitting the weekend with a our team performance,” Miller said. record of 2-2. Even considering the loss of Aguila UConn won one match each and other seniors from the 2011 of the two days. On Friday, season, UConn seems to be having the Huskies defeated New no problem finding athletes to step Orleans University 3-0 before up and perform at the team’s high- losing to Missouri State 3-0. est level. On Saturday, the Huskies “Our top three guys are as played their first five-set good as anyone last year,” Miller match of the year, defeating said. “And we are looking for our Nebraska-Omaha 3-2, but next four to step up and close the then lost to the Huskies of gap on the front pack.” Northern Illinois, 3-1. While the entire season lies The usual suspects led the ahead of them, Miller notes that way for UConn. Sophomore the Huskies have a solid base mile- Devon Maugle was named age and are in great shape, which should prime them for excellence at not only the UMass Invite this weekend, but throughout the championship season.
Huskies ready for year's first meet
By Abby Mace Campus Correspondent
Friday, September 14, 2012
Pasqualoni has been impressed so far by the strength of Maryland’s program, especially among the wide receivers and running backs. “Their wide receivers fit the job description of what they’re asking them to do,” said Pasqualoni. “The backs are good backs. Brown was a highly recruited kid. He’s getting some touches and he’s pretty athletic.” The Huskies will kick off against Maryland tomorrow at 12:29 p.m. from Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.
to the All-Tournament Team. Seniors Mattison Quayle and Kelsey Maving once again played key roles for the Huskies. The Crimson are 2-4 to start the season. In last weekend’s Harvard Invitational, they got their first two wins of the season, defeating Manhattan and Providence. Their final match of the weekend was a 3-0 loss to Northern Kentucky. The Boston College Eagles are off to a 6-4 start in 2012. UConn’s first opponent on Saturday is coming off an impressive weekend during which, despite losing to Tennessee, they defeated Maryland and George Washington. Northeastern have impressed thus far this season. At 8-3, the Huskies have dropped only 13 sets in their first 11 games and are coming off a 2-1 weekend at the Duke Classic in Durham, N.C., with their only loss being to the Blue Devils. The Huskies have only four matches remaining before the Big East Conference begins. Their last match before conference play starts is Wednesday at Sacred Heart.
TWO Friday, September 14, 2012
What's Next Home game
Sept. 22 Western Michigan 1 p.m.
Sept. 29 Buffalo Noon
Oct. 6 Rutgers TBA
Oct. 13 Temple TBA
Sept. 18 Boston College 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 St. John’s 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 Villanova 1 p.m.
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UConn faces future with Ollie
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Sept. 29 Notre Dame 7 p.m.
Sept 28 DePaul 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 Notre Dame Noon
Sept. 23 Villanova Noon
Sept. 28 Providence 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 Sacred Heart 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 Villanova 7 p.m.
Field Hockey (5-0) Tomorrow Rutgers Noon
Volleyball Today Harvard 7 p.m.
Sept. 21 New Hampshire 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 Yale 2 p.m.
Tomorrow Boston College 1 p.m.
Tomorrow Northeastern 7 p.m.
Men’s Cross Country Tomorrow 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
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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Women’s Soccer (4-3-1) Sept. 16 Sept. 21 St. John’s Georgetown 3 p.m. 1 p.m.
“Will Kevin Ollie be coaching the 2013-2014 season for UConn?”
» That’s what he said
New sheriff in town. Sept. 25 Yale 7 p.m.
Next Paper’s Question:
–Brian Zahn, 7th-semester managing editor
– New UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie on the process of building UConn basketball in the future.
Men’s Soccer (4-0-1) Today Harvard 4 p.m.
The Daily Question Q : “What will you remember most about Jim Calhoun’s illustrious career?” A : “I can’t choose just one thing. It’s such a daunting question.”
“We’re gonna take the stairs and not the escalator because the escalator is for cowards.”
Football (1-1) Sept. 15 Maryland 12:30 p.m.
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In this Feb. 18, 2012, file photo, Connecticut assistant coach Kevin Ollie watches play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in Hartford, Conn.
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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Ollie can win as many games, even as many national championships, as his predecessor and former coach did at Connecticut. But he can’t transform the program. Jim Calhoun did that already. During his 26 seasons in Storrs, Calhoun turned a regional New England program into a powerhouse, becoming one of just five coaches to win three national titles or more. Add to that seven Big East tournament crowns and 10 regular-season championships. No wonder the 10,000 seats were usually filled at Gampel Pavilion, the arena Calhoun gets credit for building. All those accomplishments are history now. What’s left are high expectations for a rookie coach. Ollie, who played for Calhoun from 199195, went on to a long NBA career and returned two years ago as an assistant, took over Thursday — a choice Calhoun fully supported. “Simply put, he epitomizes what we want our students to be about,” Calhoun said. “When I started here we felt we could do anything and I feel that way now, everything’s in place. This is an exciting time as we go forward.” And a difficult one. He takes over a team that is banned from the Big East and NCAA tournaments because of poor academic performances. With a one-year contract, Ollie won’t have much time to show what he can do on the bench and on the recruiting trail. And his depleted roster isn’t likely to add to Calhoun’s stellar numbers — 27 players selected in the NBA draft, including 13 lottery picks. “We’re going to attack this thing head on,” Ollie said at a news conference at Gampel, where he once thrilled UConn crowds with his hustle and defense. “We have enough to do it. Coach will be there right beside me as he has always been. He’s been a second father to me from the day I arrived here as a recruit and believe me, that won’t change.” Ollie’s contract will pay him a prorated $384,615 and ends on April 4, the last day of the 2012-13 basketball season. Athletic director Warde Manuel said there’s a reason it’s a single-year deal. “I like to win and Kevin does, too. We’re not here just to participate in games,” Manuel said. “I’m looking to see how he is on the sideline. How he handles decision-making, substitutions, things that are normal in a game. How does he handle losses with the team and motivate them the next day to come back and play?
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Harvard cheating not just UConn heads to Harvard to face the Crimson a problem with sports BOSTON (AP) -- Harvard President Drew Faust said Wednesday that athletes should not be singled out for blame in what is believed to be the largest cheating scandal in the school’s history. Nor are they being treated any differently in the investigation, she added. ‘’It is not about one student group,’’ Faust said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. ‘’It’s not confined to any one student group.’’ In her first interview on the subject since the school revealed that as many as 125 students in a single class may have shared answers on a final exam, Faust said the ‘’allegations go to the core of what is most valuable to us.’’ Harvard announced last month that it was investigating similarities in the answers that more than 100 students submitted on an openbook, take-home final. Federal privacy laws prohibit the school from identifying the students or even the class, but published reports have said the class is an upper-level government class called ‘’Introduction to Congress,’’ and that several of the students are athletes. The Harvard College Administrative Board, known
to students as the ‘’Ad Board,’’ is investigating. Jay Harris, the school’s dean of undergraduate education, has said the likely outcomes range from exoneration or a simple admonishment to a requirement that the student take a year off. ‘’It will, I expect, exonerate some number of these students,’’ Faust said. ‘’The process itself, and our fidelity to this process which transcends this incident ... that process is operating here, and it’s consistent with how it is always executed, and it is meant to affirm a set of standards we uphold for all our students.’’ The Harvard Crimson school newspaper said at least one student had been told to expect a decision by November, at the latest. But that timetable poses a special problem for athletes, who would lose a year of eligibility if they had enrolled in school or started their season before withdrawing. Sports Illustrated reported on its web site this week that basketball co-captain Kyle Casey had decided to withdraw rather than endanger his eligibility; the Boston Herald reported that fellow captain Brandyn Curry had also decided to take a year off.
By Danny Maher Staff Writer The No. 4 UConn men’s soccer team travels north to play Harvard today at 4 p.m. in its second road game of the season. Last time out the Huskies (4-01) squandered a second-half lead against another Boston school, Boston University, en route to a 1-1 draw. Senior Carlos Alvarez scored for the Huskies. UConn remained No.4 in the NSCAA Coaches’ Poll, but dropped three spots in the Soccer America poll to No. 4 after the tie. Senior Max Wasserman was named to the Big East Honor Roll after his game-winning free-kick on Sept. 7 in overtime over Washington. Connecticut earned a muchneeded five-day rest after playing into overtime in three of its previous four games. The first and only road game came against Michigan State on Sept. 3. UConn won 1-0 on a first half goal from sophomore Allando Matheson. Harvard beat the Spartans by the same score at home four days later,
despite taking only eight shots. In Harvard’s opening match they battled UMass to a 1-1 draw. The Huskies defeated the Minutemen 2-0 in an exhibition match on Aug. 12. UConn enters Friday’s match with the Crimson (1-2-1) dominating opponents in shots (7245). They have taken 15 more corner kicks than their opponents. Matheson leads the team with five points and 10 shots on goal. Sophomore goalkeeper Andre Blake has played every minute in net this season. He has held opponents to 0.38 goals per game average and has posted an .875 save percentage. The uncertainty for the Crimson lies between the goalposts. Harvard has not found a consistent goalkeeper. Freshmen Joe Festa and Evan Mendez have been splitting time in net. This is the 28th meeting between the two New England schools, with Connecticut holding the all-time series lead 14-85, including four consecutive wins.
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P.11: UConn takes on Harvard. / P.10: UConn volleyball once again back in Storrs. / P.10: Women’s soccer takes on St. John’s.
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UConn to kick off season... once again
Friday, September 14, 2012
A REUNION WITH RANDY Huskies face Terps, former head coach
By Kyle Constable Campus Correspondent After being rained out only four matches into the Fairfield Doubles Festival, the women’s tennis team is looking for another opportunity to kick off the fall season at the Quinnipiac Invitational this weekend. Before inclement weather prematurely ended the tournament, duos Jennifer Learmonth and Lucy Nutting, Abby McKeon and Maxie Weinberg, Alex Bergman and Marie Gargiulo and Natalie Robson and Emilie Burgess each notched wins against their opponents. Sarah Griffin and Julia Allen were mid-match when the tournament was called off. In spite of the cancellation, these strong performances gave Coach Glenn Marshall a good impression about this weekend’s competition. “It shows some of the work we’ve been doing in doubles, getting prepared in the skillset required to win,” Marshall said. “It was good to get out and not just play ourselves anymore—to get competition in.” The Quinnipiac Invitational will be held from Sept. 14 to 16 in Hamden. The tournament will feature singles and doubles play, the first tournament of the season offering both forms for the Huskies. The tournament’s schedule has doubles play on Friday, singles play on Saturday, and the final matches on Sunday a setup in which many of the Huskies feel like they can succeed. “[We’ll] try and get the competitive juices going, see them in match play situations, which is totally different than practice situations,” Marshall said. “[We’ll watch] how they react with pressure, with scores being up and down, and having to battle—and all the intangibles that come with competition. So everyone’s really excited to get started and get on the court and play against somebody else.” Last season, Jennifer Learmonth advanced to the final round of competition in the “A” flight of singles. Maxie Weinberg advanced to the semifinals of the “B” flight, while Lauren Wilmarth advanced to the semifinals of the “C” flight. Both Learmonth and Weinberg, who have returned to play for another season, hope to continue their success from last year in this weekend’s competition. “I’m hoping to compete well and hopefully play well all weekend,” said Weinberg. “I know what to expect because I am no longer a freshman, so that may help a bit.” Holding practices six days a week, the women’s team is hoping to take advantage of this second opportunity to start off the season strong. Marshall said the team would closely watch the matches with Seton Hall and Providence, two of the Huskies’ Big East opponents. He stated that he’s looking to watch the new players on both of these teams to gauge the competition in the future. The members of the UConn team, express a lot of confidence in their ability to perform well. The Huskies hope that this confidence will translate into a solid performance at this weekend’s tournament. “I think my team is in a great place and we are coming together well this year,” said Weinberg. “I feel strongly about the team as a whole going into the tournament this weekend.”
By Tyler Morrissey Associate Sports Editor
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The UConn Huskies will head down to College Park, Md., for their first road game of the season to take on former head coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins. Last weekend, UConn suffered a 10-7 loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, in a game where sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer threw three interceptions and was sacked three times. Head coach Paul Pasqualoni felt that Whitmer played a good game against N.C. State, despite his mistakes. “At the end of the day, I thought Chandler played pretty good,” said Pasqualoni. “He hung in the pocket, took some whacks, got hit and delivered the ball. I thought Chandler really showed some toughness last week. I thought he really hung in there, and other than a couple of things, I thought he played well.” So far this year, Whitmer has thrown a total of five interceptions with no touchdowns in his first two games as UConn’s starting quarterback. In the backfield, sophomore running back Lyle McCombs has two rushing touchdowns on the season. Last weekend, his 43-yard reception was one of the only highlights for the UConn offense, as it set up the Huskies only touchdown of the afternoon. Pasqualoni said he would like to see his offensive line open up more running lanes for his running back this weekend in Maryland. On defense, the Huskies hope to continue the dominance they have displayed in their first two games. Sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood leads the team in tackles with 21, after a 14-tackle performance last week against N.C. State. Senior defensive end Trevardo Williams leads the Big East in sacks, with 3.5 on the season.
UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer drops back to pass during the Huskies’ 10-7 loss to the N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday September 8. in a game played at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. This weekend, the Huskies face Maryland and former UConn coach, Randy Edsall.
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Rutgers and Yale among weekend opponents
By Erica Brancato Campus Correspondent
conference play last year and our goal will be to repeat that this year. It will be a chalThe UConn women’s field lenge, but it is always a good hockey team will take on goal to have.” Rutgers at home this Saturday Rutgers has had a strong and Yale at home this Sunday. defense in the past few games. Rutgers has began the sea- The Scarlet Knights had their son with a 3-3 overall record, first shutout of the season, while Yale has struggled with defeating Bryant 3-0. Senior a 1-2 record thus far. Ashley Yanek and This Saturday will be goalkeeper Sarah UConn’s first conferStuby, with eight ence game of the season. saves last game, “Conference games have led the always are more defense with poise intense,” UConn’s and confidence. head coach Nancy “Both UConn Stevens said. “Only and Rutgers beat a the top four teams » Preview very strong Albany in the conference team, so I expect advance to the Big Saturday’s game to East Championships, so each be close,” Stevens said. conference game takes on “Close games always bring special importance.” out the best in both teams and She used the phrase ‘season help both teams to get better.” within a season’ to describe Although Yale’s season has conference play. Last year started off a bit shaky, they the Huskies won all six of are not a team to be taken their conference games, nota- lightly. With two losses under bly Rutgers, beating them 5-0. their belt, the Bulldogs will be “Starting out 1-0 in the con- eager to prove their strength. ference sure beats starting out Last season, UConn beat Yale 0-1,” Stevens says. “We were by a low score of 1-0. fortunate to go undefeated in This past week, both Marie
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Elena Bolles and Sarah Mansfield received awards to recognize their excellence in the previous weekend’s games. Bolles was named the Big East offensive player of the week for the second week in a row. On top of that, Mansfield was named the Big East defensive player of the week for her performance in goal. “Any time one of our players receives an honor, it brings recognition to our program and every player on our team,” Stevens says. “Sarah has four senior defenders playing in front of her, so they deserve a lot of credit as well. Marie Elena scored on assists by Louisa Boddy and Chloe Hunnable. Everyone made a contribution to the successful weekend.” Despite having beaten both teams last year, the Huskies feel the pressure to win in their first conference game. The Huskies have their hands full this weekend.
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UConn’s Marie Elena Bolles runs up the field during a field hockey game against Penn State.
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Huskies head to Providence for Brown Invite By Bea Angueira Campus Correspondent
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This weekend, the Huskies travel to Providence, R.I. to compete in the Brown Invitational.
The Huskies will travel to Providence, R.I this weekend to participate in the Brown Invitational, which will be played throughout the whole weekend. The team is looking forward to continuing the offseason after a successful invitational last weekend in Fairfield. The UConn
men’s tennis team consists of eleven players, including four incoming freshmen, who made a strong appearance in Fairfield. Last year, the men competed in the Brown Invitational, obtaining some wins and losses. However, it is an important tournament that will begin the season. Team captain Ryan Carr has high expectations for this season. The combination of new and returning players
should make for a suceesful season. “I realize being captain is a huge responsibility but I am really looking forward to the challenge,” Carr said. “I have a hard-working and talented team behind me, and we are looking forward to the competition ahead.”