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DAILY HELMSMAN Thursday 08.29.13
Vol. 81 No. 005
Independent Student Newspaper of the University of Memphis
Football FanFest amps up UM fans
Memphis 3 band Berkano 5
Basketball 11 redshirt
Local brewery taps into micro market
By Meagan Nichols
email@example.com The University of Memphis football team will host their annual FanFest event Saturday at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in an effort to get Tiger supporters pumped for the upcoming season. The afternoon of familyfriendly activities is free and open to the public. “It really is just a fan appreciation day to get people excited that we are seven days from kick-off,” said Ryan Bradley, associate athletic director of Marketing and Strategic Communications for the U of M. “It is unique for us, because most of the teams in the country are playing their opener, and we are going to have the week off, which is why we are having our event kind of early in the day, so folks can come out and enjoy FanFest and then go home and I’m sure watch college football.” The Memphis football team is scheduled to arrive at the Liberty Bowl at 10:20 a.m. for their ritual Tiger walk into the stadium. Students are encouraged to come out early and greet the team with FanFest activities set to commence at 11 a.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive free Tiger bracelets. Face painting, balloon artists, inflatables for kids and live DJ entertainment are all part of the schedule of activities. Organizers said tailgating in Tiger Lane is encouraged. Last year’s event took place at the football practice facilities
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Wiseacre Brewing Co. will be the first brewery in Tennessee to can its beer, and it will also sell growlers full of American pilsners and indian pale ales.
By Patrick Lantrip
firstname.lastname@example.org Wiseacre is a word used to describe someone who pretends to be knowledgeable or clever, especially a smart aleck. Local brothers Kellen and Davin Bartosch earned this playful moniker from their grandmother when they were growing up, so, naturally, they decided it was the perfect
name for their microbrewery, which held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning at their new 2783 Broad Ave. location less than four miles from the University of Memphis. “This beer is great,” said Ken Bauer who owns Pinot’s Pallette in East Memphis. “I’m totally on board with what these guys are doing here.” Wiseacre is the third craft brew-
ery planned to open in an emerging Memphis microbrew market this year, including High Cotton Brewing Co. and Memphis Made Brewing. The gold standard for local craft brews is still Ghost River, which opened as an offshoot of another local brewpub, Bosco’s, in 2007. While the name Wiseacre may reflect the carefree nature of the Bartosch brothers, it is the antithesis
of the serious and meticulous manner in which they craft their beer. “After home brewing for a while, we thought this is what we should do, but, if we wanted to do it, we wanted to do it right,” said owner Kellen Bartosch. “So, we went out and got great jobs, great experience and great educations to find out how we could do this the best we
between the three options is that Dining Dollars and Tiger Funds are non-meal plans, while Flex Bucks are only used with meal plans,” said Peter Groenedyk, director of Residence Life and Dining Services. Dining Dollars and Tiger Funds can be used at any on-campus restaurant, store or vending machine. At the end of the semester, students can get a refund on any unused Dining Dollars — up to $300 a semester. “But at the end of the academic year, any unclaimed Dining
Dollars roll over to Tiger Funds,” Groenedyk said. “Tiger Funds can be used to buy food as well as textbooks from the Tiger Bookstore.” Flex Bucks, however, can only be used at Tiger Dining locations like the Fresh Food Company in the Tiger Den. Students with meal plans get $200 worth of Flex Bucks. Groenedyk advises that students who have both Dining Dollars and Flex Bucks use their Flex Bucks first. “We recommend that students use their Flex Bucks first, then
use their Dining Dollars, because they cannot get a refund on Flex Bucks,” Groenedyk said. Sean Armstrong, marketing manager for Tiger Dining, said students are more aware of Dining Dollars policy, because it’s mandatory for each student. Armstrong also reiterates that there is no competition between Dining Dollars, Tiger Funds and Flex Bucks. “Flex Bucks, Tiger Funds and Dining Dollars are not competitive
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Students have multiple ways to pay
By Omer Yusuf
email@example.com Every school year, hungry students pack Tiger Dining locations around campus to grab a bite to eat. When they get to the cashier, though, some students may not realize how many ways they have to pay. In addition to cash, credit or debit cards, students have three payment methods on their Campus Card — Dining Dollars, Tiger Funds and Flex Bucks. “One of the differences
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uuFanfest Continued from page 1 located at the U of M’s Park Avenue Campus, and the change in venue will create a very different FanFest from past years. Bradley said they are hopeful attendance will reach few thousand people. “The stadium will be open, so it will be a great chance for people to come inside and kind of see some of the renovations that have taken place since last season,” he said. “It is just kind of an open house dress rehearsal. There will
Thursday, August 29, 2013 • 3 be free parking around the Liberty Bowl site. Everything is free. There will be concessions available inside the Liberty Bowl and those are not free, but access is free, parking is free, all of the elements on Tiger Lane with the inflatables and everything are free.” Football schedule cards and posters will be available, along with the opportunity to purchase season tickets. Immediately following the mock game at 1:30 p.m., spectators will be allowed onto the field to take photos and get autographs
with Tiger coaches and players. “The team is actually using Saturday as a dress rehearsal for the season opener against Duke, so they are going through all of their pregame regiment,” Bradley said. “So, it is not a live scrimmage. They aren’t going to be wearing all of their pads and hitting each other, because I think coach thinks that might not be a wise thing to do a week before the opener, but they are going to be walking through some plays and basically mentally preparing for Sept. 7.”
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Anthony Watson, a defensive back, signs autographs at last year’s FanFest.
Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting By Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant Associated Press
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself. The rare military death sentence came nearly four years after the attack that stunned even an Army hardened by more than a decade of constant war. Hasan walked into a medical building where soldiers were getting medical checkups, shouted “Allahu akbar” — Arabic for “God is great!” — and opened fire with a laser-sighted handgun. Thirteen people were killed. Hasan, who said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, had no visible reaction when the sentence was announced, staring first at the jury forewoman and then at the judge. Some victims’ relatives were in the courtroom but none showed any reaction, which the judge had warned against. The American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent acted as his own attorney and never denied his actions at the huge Texas Army post. In opening statements, he
told jurors that evidence would show he was the shooter and described himself as a soldier who had “switched sides.” The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week deliberated the sentence for about two hours. They needed to agree unanimously on the death penalty. The only alternative was life in prison without parole. Kathy Platoni, an Army reservist who still struggles with images of Capt. John Gaffaney bleeding to death at her feet, said she was not opposed to the punishment. Hasan wanted “to be a martyr and so many of the (victims’) families had spoken to the issue of not giving him what he wants because this is his own personal holy war,” said Platoni, who watched most of the trial from inside the courtroom. “But on the other hand — this is from the bottom of my heart — he doesn’t deserve to live,” she said. “I don’t know how long it takes for a death sentence to be carried out, but the world will be a better place without him.” Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century. But because the military justice system requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death.
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Local band Berkano rocks with riffs
By Samuel Prager
email@example.com The Mississippi surf-rock band Berkano is one of the newest editions to the always-growing U of M music scene. The eccentric trio is spreading their unique sound to the basements all around underground Memphis. The band started with singer and guitarist Walt ‘Ricky’ Phelan and drummer Tiger Adams in September 2012. As weeks passed by, the duo realized they were short one member — a bassist. “We needed a bassist and Conner Booth was Tiger’s and my best friend. So naturally, we went up to him and were just like ‘Hey dude you play bass, do you want to play with us?,” said Phelan, a sophomore music industry major. With Conner ‘Juni’ Booth and the band name Berkano, which Walt made up years prior from misunderstood ‘South Park’ dialogue, all that was left was a sound. “We tried not to sound like anybody. We just wanted to sound like ourselves, and, at first, we kind of ended up as a garage band,” said Booth, a sophomore anthropology major. In October 2012, the band took the next step by releasing their first EP, “I Love u Forever,” a collection of songs about friends, their love-hate relationships and everything in between. The raw recordings and distorted nature of the band’s early songs have progressively evolved over the past year, transforming their gritty sound into catchy hooks and enticing riffs. “Our music has changed a lot. At first, you really couldn’t understand what was going on, it was just loud music, but, after a while, there was a lot of composi-
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tion and became riff-oriented,” said Phelan. “We started to actually think about what we were singing.” Since September, the band has played in many basements, crammed with 50 or more teenagers and bars like Murphy’s or the Bucanner, where many of the band’s typical fans aren’t allowed. “We’d always say before we played, ‘Sorry, but we can’t stay for long. We have curfews,’ but it was funny, so we were cool with it,” said Booth. “Things like that just happen sometimes.” Berkano has made a name for itself through its unique and often awkward stage presence — sometimes even playing half-naked. “Berkano’s music is really cool. It has got this retro feel and a lot of catchy hooks but still has nice alternative tones,” said Jacob Weaver, a junior anthropology major. “The shows are just wild, full of energy.” Though primarily appealing to the underground scene, the band has made some eclectic success by being mentioned on Three Corgis, a California blog dedicated to Corgis. “I don’t know why these people started digging me, but they’ve always backed me up,” said Phelan. “They even sent me a shirt with Corgis and rainbows.” The members of Berkano feel as though they have finally found their sound and plan to continue to play shows, record more music and, eventually, tour. “This is the first time I’ve actually felt like I’m making music that I like,” said Phelan. “One of the best parts of being in this band is meeting people and getting to play around town — actually doing something with the music.”
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Bassist Conner Booth, 19, and 18-year-old Walt Phelan, guitarist, of Berkano take a break from practicing. The third member of the band, 18-year-old Tiger Adams, is not pictured. Many U of M students have found a home in the lighted basements that have become Berkano’s typical venues, and the band hopes that many more people find comfort there as well. “It’s awesome once you’ve been there long enough to know their songs. We’re just singing
along with our friends,“ said Jesse Campbell, a freshman nursing major. “Though they’re not famous and not everyone knows them, we get to know them and it’s awesome.” To listen to their songs, visit soundcloud.com/michael-robot -team.
Continued from page 1 could.” For brother Davin, that meant going to brewing school in Germany, followed by a professional brewing job in Chicago where he won medals at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver and the World Beer Cup. Kellan took the salesman route and worked for a beer distributor before taking a job with the microbrew giant Sierra Nevada. Initially, Wiseacre will feature two year-round beers, Ananda and Tiny Bomb, however, the company hopes to eventually produce up to 20 different seasonal and small batch beers throughout the year. Wiseacre will begin canning and distributing Ananda and Tiny Bomb in two weeks, making it the first brewery to can its beer in Tennessee. Ananda is the Bartosch brothers’ take on an India Pale Ale, which is a hoppy, bitter beer first brewed in England during the 19th century. Tiny Bomb is an American Pilsner, a style of beer more commonly associated with large national brands than small craft breweries. “Pilsners are having a reemergence. For a long time, people associated pilsner with Miller Light, which says they are a pilsner, but they are not,” Bartosch said. “It is simple, yet sophisticated — very balanced and very easy to drink — and I feel that is what beer should be all about — enjoyment.” In addition to the brewery, the location will have a taproom that will have its grand opening this Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. The taproom will serve pints, growlers and beer-to-go. After this weekend, the normal business hours will be Thursdays and Fridays 4 to 8 p.m and Saturdays 1 to 8. p.m
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Campus gardens offer sustainable snacks By Patrick Lantrip
firstname.lastname@example.org For many University of Memphis students, free food may be closer than they think. The Tigers Initiative for Gardening in Urban Settings, or TIGUrS, operates five satellite gardens around campus, as well as a main garden known as the Urban Oasis on the south side of the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The organic gardens, which are funded by the Campus Sustainability Fee, are primarily maintained by student workers. “The best thing about the garden is that everything we grow is free,” said Karyl Buddington, who started TIGUrS in 2008 and serves as director of animal care facilities for the University. The gardens aren’t just for students — anyone in the city can enjoy the fruits of TIGUrS’ labor. “One of the truly unique things about the garden is that we don’t limit it from anyone,” Buddington said. “Anybody that wants to go out there is welcome, anytime of the day, and I’ve seen students out there pretty late at night.” In 2007, students voted to create the Student Green Fee to fund sustainability projects around campus. Buddington said that after the green fee was created, former University president Shirley Raines sent out a campus-wide email asking people to think about green projects on campus that could also help improve retention rates. “The truth is, if you want students to stay here and finish, it has to feel
like their home,” Buddington said. International students might not have access to foods that grow in their home country, so she made an effort to gather various seeds and plants from other countries. “We have had some success, and we have had some failures,” Buddington said. Some of the more successful international flora include luffa and bitter gourd. The garden also has an array of local edibles. “My favorites are the blackberries, cucumbers and tomatoes,” said Gage Alexander, one of four student workers for the gardens. In addition to Alexander, TIGUrS also employs three other student workers and garden coordinator Art Johnson. “There is a lot to do for four students and one old grey-haired supervisor,” Johnson said. According to Johnson, a typical day the garden may include weeding, planting, pruning, deflowering herbs and constantly managing pests. TIGUrS also relies on several regular volunteers that help out in the garden and help manage the garden’s social media accounts. “Regularity helps in the garden,” Johnson said. “Without them it would be a real struggle.” However, students do not have to commit to a regular schedule in order to make a difference in the garden. “I don’t care if they show up for an hour,” Johnson said. “If it makes them happy, and they learned something, then we have done our job.”
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The Urban Oasis garden is on the south side of the Elma Roane fieldhouse between the Zach Curlin parking garage and the track. The Clement garden is behind Clement Hall on the northwest side of the building in a concrete raised bed. The Victory garden is on the southwest corner of Jones Hall, surrounded by a white-picket fence. The Physical Plant garden is inside the fence on the west side of the Ray L. Herzog Building, and it’s only accessible during business hours. The Wilder Tower garden crops are in the landscaping surrounding the clock on the east side of John S. Wilder Tower.
This picture marks the campus locations of the gardens.
photos By Patrick Lantrip | staff
(Above) Berries are only one of the many edible treats available in some of the organic gardens peppering the campus. (Below) The organic gardens, like this one behind the fieldhouse, are tended by volunteers and student workers.
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uuSoldier Continued from page 3 He was expected to be taken on the next available flight to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. In his final plea for a death sentence, the lead prosecutor assured jurors that Hasan would “never be a martyr” despite his attempt to tie the attack to religion. “He is a criminal. He is a coldblooded murderer,” Col. Mike Mulligan said. “This is not his gift to God. This is his debt to society. This is the cost of his murderous rampage.” Since the attack, the federal government has sought to execute Hasan, believing that any sentence short of a lethal injection would deny justice to the families of the dead and the survivors who had believed they were safe behind the gates of Fort Hood, about 70 miles north of Austin. And for just as long, Hasan seemed content to go to the death chamber for his beliefs. He fired his own attorneys to represent himself, barely mounted a defense during the three-week trial and made almost no effort to have his life spared. Mulligan reminded the jury that Hasan was a trained doctor yet opened fire on defenseless comrades. Hasan “only dealt death,” the prosecutor said, so the only appropriate sentence was death. Hasan was never allowed to argue in front of the jury that the shooting was necessary to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders. But during the trial, he leaked documents to journalists that revealed he told military mental health workers in 2010 that he could “still be a martyr” if executed by the government. When Hasan began shooting, soldiers were standing in long lines to receive immunizations and doctors’ clearance. Many of the soldiers were preparing to deploy, while others had recently returned home. All but one of the dead were soldiers, including a pregnant private who curled on the floor and pleaded for her unborn child’s life. It was the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. military installation. More than 30 other people were wounded. The attack ended when authorities shot Hasan in the back. He is now paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair. The military called nearly 90 witnesses at the trial and more during the sentencing phase. But Hasan rested his case without call-
uuPay Continued from page 1 for us. They were set up to offer more variety and convenience for our students,” Armstrong said. Because Campus Cards are the only way to access Dining Dollars, Tiger Funds or Flex Bucks, students who lose their cards need to report it immediately. “We get a few turned in the lost and found but not a whole lot of them,” said Derek Myers, deputy
www.dailyhelmsman.com ing a single person to testify and made no closing argument. Even with his life at stake during the sentencing phase, he made no attempt to question witnesses and gave no final statement to jurors. Hasan’s civil attorney, John Galligan, said Wednesday that Hasan received an unfair trial. Galligan said he was disappointed in the sentence and was confident it would be reversed on appeal. Death sentences are unusual in the military, which has just five other prisoners on death row. Of 16 death sentences handed down by military juries in the last 30 years, 11 have been overturned, according to an academic study and court records. No American soldier has been executed since 1961. Eduardo Caraveo, whose father was killed in the rampage, said he cared more about Hasan being convicted than about the sentencing. But he would have preferred to see Hasan receive a life sentence. “I didn’t want him getting any satisfaction, so him getting killed by the government just gives him what he wanted. .... to be a martyr,” said Caraveo, who lives in Tucson, Ariz. “My main thing is him being held accountable for his action. That’s really all I ever wanted.” Authorities said Hasan spent weeks planning the Nov. 5, 2009, attack, including buying a handgun and videotaping a sales clerk showing him how to change the magazine. He later plunked down $10 at a gun range outside Austin and asked for pointers on how to reload with speed and precision. An instructor said he told Hasan to practice while watching television or sitting on his couch with the lights off. When the time came, Hasan stuffed paper towels in the pockets of his cargo pants to muffle the rattling of extra ammunition and avoid arousing suspicion. Soldiers testified that Hasan’s rapid reloading made it all but impossible to stop him. Investigators recovered 146 shell casings in the medical building and dozens more outside, where Hasan shot at the backs of soldiers fleeing toward the parking lot. In court, Hasan never played the role of an angry extremist. He didn’t get agitated or raise his voice. He addressed the judge as “ma’am” and occasionally whispered “thank you” when prosecutors, in accordance with the rules of evidence, handed Hasan red pill bottles that rattled with bullet fragments removed from those who were shot.
director of police services. If a card is lost or stolen, Myers advises students to immediately shut it off through the memphis. edu/campuscard site and contact police services. “Contact us at police services, and we will file a theft and/or fraud report and try to use camera footage to develop a suspect, but the main thing is to turn it off and call us,” Myers said. For more information about Campus Cards, visit memphis.
iran ups nuke activity By George Jahn Associated Press
VIENNA (AP) — Iran has prepared more than 1,000 advanced uranium enriching machines for startup the U.N.’s nuclear agency said Wednesday, a move that is likely to raise concerns among countries who accuse Tehran of wanting to harness enrichment for the production of atomic arms. At the same time, the report by the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran now has pushed back the time frame for the operation of a reactor that Iran’s critics fear could be used to make plutonium, which — like enriched uranium — can be used for the fissile core of nuclear weapons. The report also confirmed that the IAEA and Iranian experts have agreed to restart talks focused on the agency’s attempts to probe suspicions that Tehran worked on atomic weapons, in what would be first such meeting since Iran’s hard-line president was replaced by a more moderate successor. News of the planned Sept. 27 meeting was revealed first to The Associated Press by diplomats earlier Wednesday. Iran denies any interest in nuclear weapons, insisting that both enrichment and the reactor are meant for peaceful purposes, such as production of energy and medical and scientific research. Since 2006, it has shrugged off numerous U.N. Security Council and other international sanctions meant to curb its nuclear activities, as well as incentives offered during international negotiations and aimed at the same goal. The confidential report obtained by the AP was released Wednesday to the agency’s 35 board member nations and the Security Council. It said Iran had installed about 300 more of its advanced centrifuges since the last report in May, for a total of 1,008, and had put all of them under vacuum. Such a move is normally one of the last steps before the machines start spinning uranium gas into the material that can be used either as reactor fuel or as the core of nuclear warheads, depending on its enrichment level. The report also said Iran had installed more of its older-generation centrifuges to bring up their number to more than 15,000, with most of them running. But most concerns are likely to be generated by the pre-start up work on the high-tech IR2-m centrifuges because they are three to four times more effective than the older IR-1 machines. In addition to putting the existing IR2-ms under vacuum, preinstallation work was continuing for about 2,000 additional advanced centrifuges, said the report. Commenting on the report’s findings, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said
Washington remains “concerned about Iran’s continued expansion of its enrichment capability.” Summarizing the progress of construction of the plutoniumproducing reactor at Arak, in central Iran, the IAEA noted some advances. At the same time it cited an Iranian letter telling the agency that due to unspecified delays the startup date was “not achievable, so it cannot be the first quarter of 2014.” That target date, previously cited by the Islamic Republic, has been described as unrealistic by nuclear experts who say the reactor is unlikely to be operating before sometime in 2015 at the earliest. With its stockpile of enriched uranium at thousands of kilograms (pounds) and growing, Iran theoretically has enough material to make several nuclear weapons. But most of the material is enriched only to fuel grade and any move to turn it into uranium for weapons is difficult and quickly detectable. A smaller cache is enriched to higher levels that make it more easily convertible. But the report noted that this more sensitive supply remained below the amount need to convert into the 20 to 25 kilograms (50 to 55 pounds) of high-enriched uranium needed to make one weapon, with Iran continuing to turn most of what it makes into a form that is difficult to rework into weapons use. The Sept. 27 Iran-IAEA talks confirmed in the report focus on gaining access to a section of the Parchin military site that the agency has long tried to access. Before the talks were suspended earlier this year, IAEA experts met Iranian negotiators 10 times over 18 months in futile efforts to start their probe of the area, southeast of Tehran. The agency suspects that the location was used
by the Islamic Republic to test conventional explosive triggers for a nuclear blast. Iran denies working on atomic weapons at Parchin or anywhere else. With no new date announced for the resumption of broader nuclear talks between Iran and five world powers on hold, the meeting on Parchin will be the first test of centrist President Hasan Rouhani’s pledge to reduce confrontation with the international community over its atomic activities. Under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran blamed the IAEA for the standoff over Parchin, saying it is caused by the agency’s refusal to agree on strict parameters that would govern its probe. The agency in turn says such an agreement would tie its hands by putting limits on what it could look for and whom it could question. It bases its suspicions of nuclear-weapons research and development by Iran on its own research and intelligence from the U.S., Israel and other Iran critics. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told reporters earlier this year he was concerned about satellite images showing asphalt work, soil removal, and “possible dismantling of infrastructures” at Parchin. Iran says such activities are part of regular construction that has nothing to do with alleged attempts to cleanse the area of evidence. But Amano said that because of such activities, “it may no longer be possible to find anything even if we have access to the site.” Repeating previous comments in Wednesday’s report, Amano said that unless Iran decides to fully cooperate with the agency, the IAEA cannot shut the book on its probe and “conclude that all nuclear material in Iran is in peaceful activities.”
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They love it, but their lungs don’t By Joshua Cannon
email@example.com While smoking cigarettes may not be as popular as it once was, an ancient form of enjoying tobacco, hookah, is coming back into popularity among young adults. In some cases, the visual differences between cigarettes and hookah can cause misunderstandings. A hookah is a water pipe with a smoke chamber, a bowl and one or more hoses that connect from the sides. They can resemble a piece of art or a lamp, rather than a tool used to smoke tobacco. Unlike cigarettes, which only last for about 10 minutes, hookah is meant to be enjoyed for much longer. Shisha, the type of tobacco smoked from hookah, is a specialized tobacco mixed with molasses. Hookah users can choose from a wide range of flavors from fruits to desserts. However, the similarities hookah shares with cigarettes can be
deadly. One out of three college students in the U.S. has smoked hookah, according to research by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. According to the study, half of the students who smoked hookah did not smoke cigarettes. C.W. Huffstetler, who works at the Oasis Hookah Lounge on 663 S. Highland St., is an example of that percentage. During his freshman year of college at the U of M, Huffstetler, 19, visited Oasis with some friends and smoked hookah for the first time. He eventually picked up cigarettes but dropped the habit after a month. According to him, there are more pros to smoking Shisha tobacco than smoking cigarettes. “It’s much less of a commitment than smoking cigarettes,” Huffstetler said. “Most people smoke once a week, maybe even once a month, but people shouldn’t come in and smoke three bowls once a week. Don’t let anything control your life.”
Whether it’s smoking hookah once a week or once a year, many college students don’t fully understand the side effects that a session of hookah can have. Like cigarettes, hookah smoke can cause lung and oral cancers, heart disease and other serious illnesses. A typical hour-long session of hookah involves 200 puffs, while a cigarette usually involves 20 puffs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Due to the frequent puffing and deep inhalation, a hookah smoker’s lungs are absorbing the same toxins found in cigarette smoke at a larger rate. One session of hookah can deliver as much smoke as 100 cigarettes, according to the World Health Organization. College students’ carefree attitude towards hookah spawns from the media’s poor job of conveying just how bad smoking Shisha is for the body, according to Robert Koch, an associate professor at the Loewenberg School of Nursing. “Mass media marketing says
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that cigarette smoking is wrong for you,” Koch said. “You are taught from a very early age how hazardous cigarettes are at your school health programs. It’s constantly in your face. Hookah is unique. We haven’t been indoctrinated as a society that this is just as bad or worse for your health.” For some, the potential health risks of smoking hookah and cigarettes are of no concern. Evan Daws, a junior political science major, hates smoking hookah but smokes a half of a pack to a full pack of cigarettes every day. According to him, hookah is a fad among young people that everyone goes through and grows out of eventually. He believes the laid back perception of hookah comes from most parents’ ignorance of hookah. “Think about how many people you’ve had in your life that have told
said. “And then think about how many people have told you to not smoke hookah. I’m pretty sure my parents don’t know what hookah is. Every parent knows what cigarettes are. It’s a young people thing.” Daws said hookah and mixed drinks are alike. The difference between a pretty, umbrella shaded rum daiquiri and a shot of vodka is that it’s not always obvious how much is being consumed. With hookah, some may not know the amount - or what exactly — they are putting into their lungs. According to Koch, not knowing exactly what’s being consumed is a large part of the problem. “From what I know, the water pipe delivers toxic agents more so than it does with cigarettes,” he said. “It’s at least as toxic, if not more toxic than cigarette smoking is.” Koch says that the only way hoo-
you to not smoke cigarettes,” Daws, 20,
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Powell to sit out freshman year
By Meagan Nichols
email@example.com University of Memphis men’s head basketball coach Josh Pastner announced Tuesday that freshman guard, RaShawn ‘Pookie’ Powell will be redshirted for the 2013-14 season. Powell, who ranked 95 on ESPN’s top 100 recruits list for the 2013 freshman class, signed to play at Memphis Sept. 15, 2012. The decision to redshirt Powell means the 6-1 guard from Orlando, Fla. will not have to compete for playing time against several experienced senior guards that include returning Tigers Chris Crawford and Joe Jackson, former Garden City Community College player Geron Johnson and Missouri transfer Michael Dixon Jr., who is still awaiting his
NCAA transfer waiver approval. “It will be great for Pookie,” Pastner said. “Redshirting this season will allow him to get acclimated to life at the college level academically, athletically and socially.” Powell will have four years of collegiate eligibility starting the 2014-15 season.
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Memphis football gets a new voice By Hunter Field
firstname.lastname@example.org For Tiger fans unable to see the University of Memphis football team play in person, WREC-AM 600 added a new color commentator to help playby-play man Dave Woloshin. Jarvis Greer, the sports director at WMC-TV, will head to the booth for the second time in his career. As well versed as anyone in the Memphis’ sports community, Greer broadcasted Tiger’s games with legendary play-byplay man Jack Eaton years ago. However, he could not be more excited about this go around. “Oh man, it is the coolest thing yet,” Greer said. “Calling games with Big Jack Eaton was a dream come true, because I grew up listening to him. Now, getting back in the booth with
my old buddy Dave Woloshin feels like coming home — doing what I was born to do.” Greer played football at the U of M in the late 1970’s in the secondary and on special teams. He started his career as a walk on but, by the start of his first season, earned a scholarship to play safety. As a Tiger, Greer recorded 24 tackles and a blocked pass. Greer is most excited about having an inside knowledge of the football program. “I am looking forward to being around the sport and the team on a more personal level than just sitting in the stands or watching on television,” he said. “We get to travel with the team, stay in the hotel, see what the guys are like off the field as well as on. There’s something neat about having behind the scenes knowledge of how the
whole operation is put together, knowing why this should work, or what really went wrong with that.” After receiving a communications degree from the U of M, Greer began his 30-plus year career at WMC-TV. He has won three Best of Memphis Awards and a regional Emmy for his show “Friday Football Fever” covering Memphis area high-school football. While at WMC-TV, Greer has worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and anchor. Greer replaces former Tiger letterman Wayne Weedon, who cannot continue commentary because of conflicting schedules with his business. The first broadcast is slated for Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. on WREC-AM 600.
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