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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Volume 94, Issue 20 Every Tuesday and Friday
SGA Votes Down Amendment to Bylaws
Flood Causes Damage in Hamilton
By Rupsha Basu Contributing Writer
By Dustin Slade Staff Writer
The 46th Legislature of the Student Government Association (SGA) convened voted down a bill Monday evening that would have amended SGA’s Constitutional bylaws. The bill would have required that all current and future appointments of executive assistants be approved by the legislature. Executive assistants are currently appointed by SGA Executive Board members to help with daily SGA responsibilities, most consisting of clerical work. The bill stated that “the Constitution grants the privilege of confirmation to the Legislature” and stipulates that “all executive assistants shall be subject to…approval of the Legislature…impeachment by the Legislature.” SGA currently operates under a system where executive officeholders appoint assistants at their own discretion. However, currently, the legislature does not have to first approve any appointments that these officeholders make. “This bill is exactly what is happening right now. We’re just writing it down to make it official,” said Ted Guio, a Governance Committee Chairperson and sophomore in the College. The bill failed to pass despite strong support from the SGA Governance Committee, which presented it to the legislature. The SGA Governance Committee advocated that SGA ought to follow the text of its Constitution. The text of the Constiution currently states that appointments to what the Constitution deems as “permanent subsidiary offices” are subject to approval first by the legislature. The Governance Committee said that they believed that executive assistants fall under the category of “permanent subsidiary offices.” The question of whether executive assistants are considered permanent subsidiaries sparked a debate over interpretations of the Constitution among those legislators present. Legislative members brought up a number of potential problems with the bill. Many members said that they believed this bill would create an additional layer of unnecessary red tape to SGA’s responsibilities. Among those opposed to the bill was senior representative Brad Clement. “It would make the exec board less flexible…assistant to a current office is not a brand new office so it’s clearly not against any rule now,” Clement said. The discussion rapidly turned into a debate about the wording of the Constitution and members of the legislature clashed over the different interpretations of what “permanent subsidiary office” meant. Members of the Governance Committee like Chairperson and College sophomore Raj Patel and Senior Representative Malika Begum repeatedly insisted that “permanent subsidiary office” included the offices of executive assistants. “A subsidiary office is anything that helps carry out the duty of that office,” said Patel, reiterating the Governance Committee’s interpretation of the wording of the Constitution. Currently, assistants to executive positions “shall serve a term equivalent to the officer who they were appointed by,” according to the text of the bill. The variability of term for executive assistants led other members of
members perpetrated sexual assaults. Other students cried as they shared their personal experiences of sexual assault. Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA) were present and available to comfort survivors with especially intense emotional responses to the memory-triggering details of the stories. As survivors expressed feelings of guilt, they said it was extremely difficult to talk to others about their experiences.
College freshman Stephen Fowler awoke Saturday morning to a stream of two to three inches of water under his bed. Outside his room, water had spilled into the surrounding hallways and rooms of Hamilton Holmes Hall between 4 and 7 a.m. Bryce Robertson, Residence Hall Association vice president of advocacy checked the water supply meter and concluded that someone must have turned a shower on and let it run for several hours. Although Fowler’s room was the only residence to receive heavy water damage, the water had extended down the fifth floor hall, but avoided most rooms. The water, however, did leak down to the fourth floor, inflicting damage to the room below Fowler’s in addition to ruining many ceiling tiles and carpeting below. Emory Police (EPD) responded to a call around 6 a.m. in response to the flooding. An EPD report stated that the flooding was found to be noncriminal. The report added that the damage costs and cause of the flooding have yet to be determined. Although the police have yet to determine the cause, students and administrators have their own opinions. “Someone left towels over a shower drain and caused water to flood over into a room and a hallway,” Andy Wilson, director of residence life, wrote in an e-mail to the Wheel. Byron Liu, the Hamilton Holmes residence hall director, agreed with Wilson in an e-mail to the Wheel as to the theory behind the flooding. Affected students, however, feel that the cause of the flooding was not as simple as a towel over a drain. College freshman Yiwei Gao awoke around 6:30 a.m. to turn off the flooding shower. “Based on what I saw, I didn’t notice a towel,” Gao said. “I would say somebody was in there, passed out, blocked the drain and woke up a few minutes before I walked in.” “Somebody clearly had used a lot of water; it wasn’t a leak in the pipe,” said Robertson. “In this particular case, it appears that someone had actually blocked the drain, whether they sat on it, fell on it, slept on it. There is no way to know who did it.” Fowler agreed with Robertson, citing that for once it wasn’t the building itself — referring to previous maintenance issues that have plagued the hall — that caused the damage, but simply “someone’s drunken debauchery.” “I don’t think it was anyone from our floor,” Fowler said. “On weekends, about half the people living here don’t live here.” Although the incident is disheartening to many residents, affected students have praised Emory’s response time to the flooding. Fowler noted that 30 minutes from the moment Gao contacted Emory police, officers and maintenance workers arrived at the hall. Fowler added that Emory later contacted a private firm, Full Circle Restoration, to complete the restoration and repair process. According to Liu, with the restoration process underway, both Fowler and Gao will be displaced for only a couple days. “At this point, it’s sort of a waiting game to see what’s next, and how quickly people can move back in,” said Robertson. “Hopefully the quick response will help.”
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Indian dance team Azaadi performed at Indian Cultural Exchange’s annual Diwali celebration this Saturday. Tickets for ICE Diwali were in high demand as they were sold out in six days. The event included transportation to the celebration at the Hilton Atlanta.
Diwali Event Celebrates Indian Culture, Tradition By Harmeet Kaur Staff Writer Woodruff Circle was filled with Emory students draped in brilliant colors and sequins this past Saturday evening, waiting anxiously for a shuttle to whisk them away to the night’s Diwali celebration. This year, Emory’s Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE) hosted its annual event of food, festivities and dancing at the Hilton hotel in downtown Atlanta. The event opened with a cocktail hour at 6:00 p.m. during which students mingled and sampled Indian appetizers, such as samosas and pakoras, before the event officially began at approximately 8:30 p.m. College seniors Ali Rae and Ashish Gandhi, president of Student Government Association (SGA), served as Masters of Ceremony
(MC). Student a cappella group Hum Acapella opened the event by singing “Jana Gana Mana,” the Indian national anthem. Afterwards, The Gathering, another student a cappella group, sang the “Star Spangled Banner.” Lord James W. Dooley addressed the guests on behalf of his guards and engaged in the festivities himself by breaking it down with a dance, Bhangra-style. Dean of Campus Life Ajay Nair gave the keynote address, describing the history of Diwali celebrations at Emory and how the event has expanded to encompass students of all cultures. Keeler and Kugathasan also said that this year, they tried to incorporate a fusion of cultures to highlight the diversity of Emory’s student body. The Cultural Show included several collaborations between Emory dance
groups, fusing Indian dances with other dance forms. The all-female Indian dance team Sitara performed with all-male hiphop group TrickaNomeTry (TNT). Karma Bhangra performed with hiphop group Persuasion and Azaadi, Emory’s all-male bhangra team, performed with Zeebah, the Persian belly dance team. In addition, Indian dance groups SaRaas and Savera performed solo numbers. Students enjoyed a dinner catered by Viceroy Royal Indian Dining, indulging in dishes such as chicken tikka masala, paneer makhani, and chole saag, while watching Emory’s dance groups perform at the program’s Cultural Show. Afterwards, students danced the night away to the musical stylings of DJ Teek. Students expressed an overall enthusiasm about most aspects of
the event, highlighting the entertainment as one of their favorite parts of Diwali. “I thought it went well,” said Shreya Seth, College sophomore and member of Emory dance team Savera. “It was very well thought-out and extravagant. The program was entertaining and the food was great.” College sophomore Vincent Vartabedian said he especially enjoyed the Cultural Show. “I liked all the collaborations between all the dance groups because that’s something that probably wouldn’t happen at any other event,” Vartabedian said. “I thought that really made Diwali something extra special.” However, Seth and Vartabedian also offered suggestions for improvements that could be made for Diwali
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Project Replicates Greek Parthenon By Anusha Ravi Staff Writer Even if you can’t afford a ticket to Greece, you can still experience its culture. Kind of. A team of Emory professors, students and Michael C. Carlos Museum staff conducted an experiment to emulate the experience of visiting the Parthenon in Athens on the replica in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday. The experiment involved recreating “frieze” — a series of sculptured panels — that used to surround the Parthenon in Athens and raising them up onto the Parthenon replica. The Parthenon, an iconic building in Athens, Greece, was formerly a temple. Scholars have been fascinated with the Parthenon for many years, College senior Rebecca Levitan said, because it was one of the first iconic pieces of Western architecture. Most aspects of Western architecture derived some elements from the Parthenon because the building stood for the values of democracy and liberty. In addition, it displayed a complex architectural structure. Located high above eye level in the dark and cramped corners behind the colonnade, or a long sequence
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mory celebrated Veteran’s Day in an annual flag raising ceremony held on the Quadrangle that recognized community members who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. military. In addition, there was an address and recpetion held Thursday at the Goizueta Business School.
Sexual Assault Survivors Speak at Rally By Lizzie Howell Multimedia Editor The Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention raised awareness about sexual assault through their 8th annual Take Back the Night event. The event consisted on a Kick Off event that featured performances from a cappella groups, statistics about sexual assault and a candle light vigil on Friday evening. I n addition, the organization hosted a Speak Out on Monday evening to
listen to stories from survivors of sexual assault. “It’s hard to listen to, but its so necessary,” one of the attendees at the Speak Out, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “As a survivor, it was the biggest comfort to know people don’t feel that they don’t have to stay silent anymore.” At the Speak Out, audience members cried while Emory community members read survivors’ anonymous accounts in which acquaintances, boyfriends, neighbors or family
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• Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, is on a leave of absence from the show due to allegations that he had a relationship with a 16 year old boy. Clash has confirmed that he had a relationship with the boy, but insisted it was between two consenting adults. The boy was 23 when he brought the charges against Clash in June.
• A dead pig wrapped in a Mitt Romney T-Shirt was left on the doorstep of a Republican Party office in Southern California. It’s head was wrapped in barbed wire and cut in half, according to one resident. Police threw the carcass in a nearby trash can, which Animal Control later removed as evidence. Police are investigating the event as illegal dumping of an animal carcass. • Mittromney.com now leads visitors to a merchandise page selling Romney paraphernalia. However, despite the recent presidential election, none of the merchandise is discounted. Profits from the website go to Romney Victory, which funds Romney’s campaign and other Republican committees. Free shipping is available for a limited time.
— Compiled by Multimedia Editor Elizabeth Howell
Correction • In the Nov. 5 issue of the Wheel, the story “Rushdie Describes Life in Hiding” mistakenly said that Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the supreme leader of Islam. He is the supreme religious leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Wheel reports and corrects all errors published in the newspaper and at emorywheel.com. Please contact Editor in Chief Evan Mah at email@example.com to report an error.
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This Week in Emory History
NEWS ROUNDUP • After resigning as Livestrong’s chairman, Lance Armstrong also stepped downed from its board of directors in an attempt to sever the foundation’s association with the recent evidence that Armstrong used banned drugs and blood transfusions. Armstrong, who founded Livestrong in 1997, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life. He has since lost all of his major sponsors, such as Nike and Oakley.
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• EPD officers received a complaint from a female student on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. regarding a white male visitor, born in 1987, who was in the Dobbs University Center (DUC) harassing women. The female student said the man made her feel extremely uncomfortable and that he had told her that he visits campus to pick up girls. When she left, the subject then went and sat down with other females in the area. Officers located the individual and told him if he had no legitimate reason to be on campus he needed to leave. The subject complied and left campus. • $40 worth of loose change contained in a glass jar was stolen from a residence hall room sometime between Oct. 31 and Nov. 5. The
female student said she originally thought she had moved the jar but after searching her apartment realized it was stolen. There was no damage to the lock and the student did not recall ever leaving her room unlocked. • A person not affiliated with Emory called EPD on Nov. 6 at 2:50 p.m. to alert them that there were holes in the ground outside of Harris Hall and the hospital that she had fallen into while walking. Emory EMS evaluated the subject but she had no injuries and officers put up caution tape around the holes. • An Apple iPhone, valued at $499, was taken from a room on the second floor of the nursing school on Nov.
6 at 1 p.m. The situation has been turned over to an investigator. • EPD officers received a complaint on Nov. 6 at 4:30 p.m. from two staff members regarding a black male subject inside the Burlington Road Building. They told officers that the subject was asking them about taking classes at Emory but made them feel uncomfortable when he closed the office door after entering and asked questions in an incoherent nature. Officers made contact with the subject and asked him to leave. He complied and left campus. The individual has been involved in several similar instances on campus in the past.
— Compiled by News Co-Editor Nicholas Sommariva
November, 13 1992 Over 100 members of the Jewish community congregated on the Quadrangle to commemorate Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass.” The ceremony began with a prayer and meditation. Selected students then read aloud descriptions of events leading up to Kristallnacht. In addition candles were lit in memory of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. The ceremony also inlcuded presentations of a song and several poems written by children of the Holocaust, with a final reading of a Mark Twain piece commending Jewish strength and endurance throughout history.
EVENTS AT EMORY
Event: EndNote Workshop Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Room 314, Woodruff Library Level 3 Event: Cristopher Bragg, PhD — “THAP1 and DYT6 Dystonia” Time: 12 p.m. Location: 5052 Rollins Research Center Event: Emory Farmers Market Time: 12 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Bridge Event: Campus Peace Vigil Time: 12 p.m. Location: Cox Hall Amphitheater Green Event: Emory’s Public Health, Religion and Ethics Lecture Series with President Jimmy Carter Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center Event: AntiquiTEA Time: 4 p.m. Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall Event: The Magic Ring of Memory and Forgetfulness in South Asian Literature and Folklore
Time: 4 p.m. Location: Bowden Hall 323
Event: The Future of British Theater: A Report from the Front Line Time: 5 p.m. Location: Joseph W. Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library Event: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do featuring Dr. Claude Steele Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Oxford Presentation Room
Event: Maurice Clerc, organ Time: 8 p.m. Location: Glenn Auditorium
Event: “Pandemic Threat” TV documentary featuring research at Emory and other Georgia institutions Time: 8 p.m. Location: Georgia Public Broadcasting stations (local channel 8)
Event: Unity Month/CIPA Study Abroad Trivia Night Time: 6 p.m. Location: Candler Library Room 121
Event: Toastmasters@Emory Club Meeting Time: 8 a.m. Location: Old Dental Building
Event: “The Weight of the Nation” Panel Discussion & Reception Time: 6 p.m. Location: Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Building
Event: Blood Glucose Screening Time: 9 a.m. Location: School of Nursing
Event: Queer Students of Color Discussion Group Time: 6 p.m. Location: 517E Dobbs University Center Event: Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) Trivia Night Time: 6 p.m. Location: Candler Library Room 121
Event: Georgia Court of Appeals in session Time: 10 a.m. Location: Tull Auditorium, Gambrell Hall, Emory University School of Law Event: CIPA Summer Study Abroad Fair Time: 10 a.m. Location: DUC Coke Commons Event: Storytime for all ages Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Barnes & Noble at Emory University Event: Passport Day — Apply for a passport on campus! Time: 10 a.m. Location: DUC Coke Commons Event: Public Health in Twitter: What’s in there? Time: 12 p.m. Location: Room 201 of the Modern Languages Building Event: Making Universal Coverage More Universal: Including Unauthorized Immigrants? Time: 12 p.m. Location: Center for Ethics Commons Room 102 Event: Emory Safe Space Training Time: 1 p.m. Location: You must register at www. lgbt.emory.edu. A confirmation email will be sent with the location.
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Filmmaker Claire Denis To Present New Films By Shivangi Singh Contributing Writer Renowned French filmmaker Claire Denis will be at White Hall this Wednesday and Thursday for two presentations concerning her latest film “White Material.” Thursday, Denis will discuss her craft and inspiration in a Creativity Conversation. “It’s always invaluable to hear a great artist talk about her work,” Chair and Professor of Film and Media Studies Matthew Bernstein said. “We want to be able to give students this very special opportunity to hear [her] talk about her ideas of filmmaking and her creative process. Her films are really unique and really distinctive. She’s a really unique voice in the world film culture and among filmmakers working together.” According to an Oct. 18 Emory Arts press release, Denis worked as an assistant director to Jim Jarmusch and Wim Wanders before making her directing debut in 1988 with “Chocolat” — a film about a French girl growing up in an African colonial outpost. Since then, Denis has become known for her exploration of French post-colonialism and its repercussions on the lives of everyday people. In hopes of students gaining an experience from the peculiarity of Denis’ films, the Film and Media Studies and French and Italian Studies Departments were paramount in bringing Denis to Emory, Bernstein explained. Prior to Denis’ arrival, Emory’s French Club worked closely with the French and Film departments to help advertise the film screenings and presentations, which included a “Chocolat” screening on Nov. 2. French Club President and College senior Michael Vo expects the forthcoming events to reach the same level of success. “[That screening] corresponded really well with the other French speakers that came to Emory and talked,” Vo said. During the talks “it will [also] be interesting to see the different perspectives on the movies
and how she wants her ideas to be shown on the film,” he explained. Senior lecturer in the French and Italian Studies Department Catherine Dana wrote in an email to the Wheel that the movie generated packed rooms each evening. “After the movie, the graduate students of French and Film animated a Ciné-Club where people asked questions and commented on the movies,” she wrote. “This is of course our first wish, that these events would be followed by a lot of people from Emory but also from Atlanta.” The French Consulate Attaché in Atlanta initially asked the French and Italian Studies department if they were interested in inviting Denis to Emory. Faculty members in the department immediately jumped on the opportunity. The talks and screenings are funded by numerous departments at Emory, including Film and Media studies, French and Italian studies, African studies and African and American studies. A Hightower endowment is also being used to pay for her honorarium. “We will hopefully get an insight on the way she makes films, she thinks ... [and how] she creates,” Dana wrote. “The University can only benefit from such an artistic venue.” Denis’ films, the press release cites, have been known to reference or even adapt famous literary works, such as turning Herman Melville’s novella “Billy Budd” into the 1999 film “Beau Travail.” Her visual style often consists of long takes, extreme close-ups and associative editing. In addition to editing style, Denis explained that incorporating both dance and music, irregardless of mainstream appeal, or using specifically composed music for her films, are important aspects to her work. Denis will speak about her latest film, “White Material” (2009) 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and will engage in a Creativity Conversation on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in White Hall. — Contact Shivanghi Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org
tudents showcased their creativity during the Trashion show, a Unity Month event sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services. The event displayed sustainability through fashion, as each organization created various styles of attire from trash bags including futuristic, cultural and glamour.
Executive Board Members Express Frustration With the Bill Continued from Page 1 SGA to question whether the positions should be considered “permanent.” “‘Permanent member’ to me is a position that will be there for more than one term of SGA,” said Brian Diener, a sophomore representative in the College. “If you’re just an assistant to the VP for two semesters, it doesn’t sound like a permanent position.” Some other legislators said that they believed that the bill would add an additional legislative check to a decision that the executive board typically makes without prior approval from other members of SGA. Members of the executive board expressed their frustration with this would-be check from the legislature during the session. “Assistants aren’t considered an office in my opinion because they
don’t have authority; they’re simply sidiary office.” serving clerical duties,” said Mike Given that they were discussing Howell, a Law a Constitutional School student i nt e r p r e t a t io n, and Attorney many said they “Assistants aren’t consid- believed that it General to the SGA. “I don’t real- ered an office in my opinion should be subject ly see the purpose to decision by the because they don’t have of this, nor do I judicial branch. authority; they’re simply see how it really The judicial works in terms branch consists serving clerical duties.” of taking power of student justices from the execu— Mike Howell, who interpret the tive branch and Law School student and wording of the putting in a legConstitution and SGA attorney general islative check…we thereby apply it to have better things any potential SGA to be doing.” resolutions or bills. Several members of SGA providClement concluded that this bill in ed their own interpretations, while a particular needed to go to the judicial couple legislators brought up, what branch. Guio, however, disagreed, they considered to be, the futility of explaning that the process to present the debate over Constitutional inter- bills to the Court is lengthy. pretation of the term “permanent subRegardless, certain legislators said
that they believed that this judicial process was necessary. “It’s not up to a legislative branch to decide that they feel the assistants are permanent subsidiaries,” said Aaron Leven, Campus Services Committee Chair and a sophomore in the College. “I completely feel that it’s totally up to the judicial branch to decide” On one occasion, Clement made a motion to table the bill, but SGA legislators voted against his motion, with members determined to settle the issue during the meeting. Ultimately, SGA voted in favor of the bill 10-9-3. However, the bill failed because in order to amend the bylaws of the Constitution, a majority of the legislature or two-thirds of those present must approve it.
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Paul Simon Lecture Tickets To Go On Sale By Dustin Slade Staff Writer Tickets for the 2013 Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature at Emory University featuring award-winning musician and songwriter Paul Simon go on sale starting Monday, Dec. 3. The Ellmann Lecture series began in 1980 to honor Richard Ellmann, Emory’s first Robert. W. Woodruff professor from 1980-1987. Emory hosts the biennial series to bring world-class thinkers and writers to campus to deliver lectures on the topic of modern literature. Simon — a 12-time Grammy Award recipient and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — will deliver two lectures on Feb. 10 and 11 and a final lecture Feb. 12 with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The Feb. 12 lecture will be
followed by a musical performance later in the day. Simon was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 for his work in the duo Simon & Garfunkel. In 2006, Simon was also labeled as one of Time Magazine’s “100 People Who Shape our World.” According to a Nov. 11 University press release, Simon is expected to discuss an overview of historical precursors to music made from 1966 to 1970 during the lectures. College freshman Bryce Robertson explained how he thought that Simon’s presence on campus is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He added that students are excited about the prospect of learning from a legendary performer such as Simon. “I want to go to all the events,” said Robertson. “I look forward to hearing him speak about his life and his inspiration behind his songs. The
opportunity to hear him perform live is incredible.” Many students seem to be interested in attending the lectures that accompany Simon’s visit but many state they are most looking forward to the Feb. 12 performance. College freshman Max Goodley noted that she believed that Emory’s ability to bring in a well-known name such as Simon is impressive. Tickets will be available Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. and may be reserved inperson at the Emory Box Office, by phone, or online at tickets.arts. emory.edu. Tickets are free to the public but are limited to two tickets per person per event. For more information regarding the lecture series, please visit: arts. emory.edu
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Panels Recreate Structure of Ancient Monument Continued from Page 1 of columns, the “frieze” has puzzled art history scholars for years, because the beautiful sculptures were tucked away into an “awkward” corner where it was unclear even as to whether or not visitors to the temple could see them, art history professor Bonna Wescoat said in a post for the Nashville Arts Magazine blog. The team — including art history graduate students, visual arts students, art history students, staff from the Carlos Museum and Wescoat — planned to collect data about the locations where one could see the sculptures to infer what the sculptures could have represented or been used for. Wescoat and her students started the project this semester to determine whether or not the Parthenon “frieze” could be seen by worshippers in and around the temple and whether the sculptures played any sort of role in the temple’s rituals, according to Levitan. Levitan contributed extensively to the project by researching the colors that would have been on the panels. The sculptures show a parade in honor of Athena with men, horses and riders as part of procession. The
purpose of the parade may have been Technology, worked together to recto encourage worshippers to feel as reate the frieze so that it would sigthough they were part of the proces- nificantly resemble the original frieze sion, according to Levitan. in Athens. “I’ve always wondered how visible The team had to conduct extensive the frieze would be on the build- research and planning as to the proing, since it is partially blocked by portions, colors, size and design of the exterior colonnade,” said College the sculptures of the frieze. sophomore Hannah Smagh, who “The project got people from all contributed to over the university the painting and and was a totally mounting of the c ol la b or at ive, “The project got people panels. “This from all over the university multidisciplinary experiment was effort, involvand was a totally collab- ing departments a great chance to see what it would orative, multidisciplinary such as sociology, be like up on the visual arts, pubeffort...We really pulled building.” lic health, theatre The panels were in all the resources Emory and elements of has.” removed from the museum,” the Parthenon in Levitan said. “We Athens and are — Rebecca Levitan, really pulled in all now in museums College senior resources Emory in Athens, London has.” and Paris. Hundreds of There, the hours of work went sculptures upon them are perfectly into recreating the panels since they visible but give little insight into the started at the beginning of the semesgreater role the entire frieze, in its ter, she said. specific architectural position, played “The process of making panels in the goings-on of the temple. was extremely time-consuming and Students and staff from several was far more than expected,” she departments at Emory, as well as said. “Finding the time to dedicate architecture at Georgia Institute of to panels was a challenge I didn’t
anticipate.” Once the panels were completed, the team used a crane to raise them onto the Nashville Parthenon replica and used Vanderbilt University students and Parthenon visitors to determine at which points to the temple could have seen the sculptures and for what the sculptures could have been used. By using a traditional research approach involving standard sociology and art history research, the team hopes to determine a concrete answer as to the meaning of the sculptures. Additionally, Levitan expressed excitement that the experiment forged further connections between the Nashville Parthenon and students at Vanderbilt and Emory. “These sorts of networks really lead to greater fluidity of research and ideas,” she said. Smagh agreed, saying that the Nashville Parthenon is considering placing their panels in the museum underneath the building with a video explanation of the project. The panels, she said, would educate the public about the monument as well as raise awareness as to Emory’s influence on the experiment.
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Attendees Call for Increased Awareness Continued from Page 1 While some described the daily triggers that remind them of their experiences, many of the accounts cited sexual assault as the single worst event in the survivors’ lives.Other stories commented on the prevalence of sexual assault and called for this to change.One survivor demanded to know why only people who have experienced sexual assault seem to be responsible for changing a culture in which survivors are blamed for sexual violence. “Why isn’t it everyone else’s responsibility as well?” the survivor asked. Many survivors said they hoped that sharing their stories would provide support for others who are dealing with their own experiences of sexual assault. “All survivors deserve what everyone else deserves: love, respect and the possibility of having great consensual sex,” one account said. In another account, a survivor said they were better able to care for others and were able to take action to stop sexual violence after their personal experience of sexual assault. College senior Caleb Peng, who made a video earlier this year raising awareness of sexual assault, ended the event by calling for more involvement in stopping the crime. He said he hoped that a world will one day exist where groups like ASAP, SAPA and the Respect program are no longer necessary because sexual assault will not be a problem. SAPA is an organization on campus that teaches students what to say and what not say to survivors of sexual assault. “You’re not a victim, you’re a survivor,” Peng said. “Everyone deserves to live in a better world.” College freshman Elyssa Hausman said that knowing all the stories read at the event happened to students at Emory was especially heart wrenching. “I can’t even imagine what it’s like for my peers to have to live with that,” she said. “I hope to get involved with ASAP and SAPA and make a difference not only at Emory but in the world.” While the Friday Kick Off did not include any accounts from survivors, the event also raised awareness about
the prevalence of sexual assault. ChaiTunes, No Strings Attached and Aural Pleasure all read statistics about sexual assault before they performed each song. One of the statistics said that “every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted” while another one said “97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.” After the a cappella performances, members of ASAP asked attendees at the event to repeat the statistics that the a cappella groups had just read. Those who answered correctly received ASAP T-shirts and shot glasses. The final part of the event was a candlelight vigil. ASAP members handed out red candles, each of which represented a survivor of sexual assault as well as white candles, each of which represented a person who had never been sexually assaulted. ASAP gave out one red candle for every three white candles to represent that one in four college aged women is a survivor of sexual assault. After lighting all of the candles, attendees at the event gathered together and read actions that can help prevent sexual assault, such as “interrupt rape jokes.” College senior and President of ASAP Elizabeth Scott said the vigil was her favorite part because it really recognizes the prevalence of sexual assault and helps make it real. At the end of the events, attendees had a chance to write for whom they were taking back the night on a sign and take a picture with it. The pictures will be displayed in the future. College sophomore Lindsay Falkenberg said she felt the event was important because it indicates a change in culture where survivors of sexual assault can see they have support. College sophomore Naomi Maisel said she appreciated the reading of the quotes because they helped make the performances serious and respectful. She also said that she felt hearing about sexual assault from her peers, as opposed to adults, was especially powerful. Maisel — a member of SAPA — said she hoped the event would encourage more students to become involved with addressing the problem of sexual assault.
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Tickets for Diwali Event Sold Out in Six Days Continued from Page 1 celebrations in the future. “Dinner should have been served earlier,” said Seth. “I also think the shuttles could have been more organized because they were not leaving on time.” Vartabedian expressed mild dissatisfaction with this year’s choice of catering. “Although the food was still good, I thought it was not as good as last year, which I was a little disappointed by,” said Vartabedian. College senior and ICE Co-President Twinkle Mehta called the event a success. “I think it went really, really smoothly,” said Mehta, “We worked really hard to take into account some complaints that people had from last year, which is why we did those staggered shuttle times and tried to make sure they were as timely as possible. I think the dance teams had a lot of fun and from what I’ve heard, the guests had a lot of fun too.” This year, ICE Diwali attracted over 600 guests from various backgrounds and cultures. Mehta cited the diversity of Emory’s community as a reason for the event’s popularity. “There are so many different holidays that different types of people celebrate,” said Mehta, “I think there’s a lot of respect for other cultures. About 50 percent of the people there were not Indian; they were just there to support our culture and to learn about it.” College sophomores and Diwali Co-Chairs Louisa Keeler and Mythilee Kugathasan said Diwali offered a fun way for students to unwind from the routine school weeks. “It’s a cultural event, but it’s also a
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big party: a holiday celebration where everyone gets to dress up, eat good food, go downtown and see Atlanta and see Emory’s best dance teams perform,” said Keeler. Keeler and Kugathasan noted that Diwali was a unique event for Emory students. “It’s not something you can do every weekend,” added Kugathasan. Tickets for the event were in high demand, selling out within a week of going on sale. Many students who intended to attend were unable to purchase tickets before they sold out. However, Keeler and Kugathasan said this problem was unavoidable. “We only get a certain amount of funding so we can’t go over 600 tickets,” said Keeler, “The number of tickets we can sell is limited based on how much funding we get, the size of the venue, etc. There was nothing we could have done. We tried our best to publicize ticket sales but we have to make sure we sell out.” The two did, however, express a desire to include more students. “If we could, we’d have all of Emory,” added Kugathasan. Keeler and Kugathasan said this year’s Diwali celebration tried to place greater emphasis on the holiday’s cultural meaning. Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, celebrated in the Hindu, Jain, and Sikh religions. At the event, Keeler and Kugathasan led a customary lighting of diyas, or lights, symbolizing the key virtues of Diwali: light over darkness, good over evil, love over hate, and faith over disbelief. In planning this year’s Diwali celebration, Mehta said she and Co-President Ekta Bery decided to focus on “three Cs”: culture, collaboration and community.
On the Monday prior to Saturday’s Diwali celebration, ICE and the Hindu Students Association (HSA) held an event in the lobby of LongstreetMeans to celebrate the holiday’s cultural traditions. ICE and HSA members gave a presentation about the religious, cultural, and historical aspects of Diwali. Students decorated their bodies with mehendi, or henna, tattoos. In addition, students could learn how to tie a saree, a traditional Indian dress. “While Diwali is obviously a very fun event, we also wanted people to know the meaning behind it and why people actually celebrate it,” said Mehta. Kugathasan also stressed the holiday’s significance. “It’s important not to lose sight of why we’re all there and the message that it [Diwali] holds,” she added. While ICE Diwali lasts one night for most Emory students, Keeler and Kugathasan said ICE’s preparations leading up to the event started back in April. The extensive planning included arranging the venue, catering, programming, decorations and DJ. In addition, Keeler and Kugathasan acquired sponsors to finance the event. SGA, College Council, Office of Multicultural Programs and Services (OMPS) and Office of Student Leadership and Service (OSLS) helped contribute funding for Diwali this year. Keeler and Kugathasan said they could not disclose the total amount of money spent on the event due to Emory policies regarding funding for student activities.
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Supreme Court Restricts Textbook Sales By Molly Schulson Brown Daily Herald, Brown University The Supreme Court heard arguments for the case Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley and Sons, which centers on the issue of whether international copyrighted works can be bought and sold in the United States without the owner’s consent, last Monday. Depending on the decision the court reaches, students may no longer be able to resell international editions of their textbooks. In 1997, Supap Kirtsaeng came to the United States from Thailand to study mathematics. In order to pay for his tuition, he sold textbooks, some of which were published by Wiley, on eBay. Kirtsaeng had obtained the textbooks from Thailand, where his family had bought them and shipped them to the United States. Kirtsaeng collected between $900,000 and $1.2 million in revenue, according to court documents. Wiley sued Kirtsaeng in 2008 and won the copyright infringement lawsuit. After Kirtsaeng’s appeal to the Second Circuit, the case landed in front of the Supreme Court. Under the first sale doctrine, individuals can sell copyrighted works “lawfully made under” U.S. copyright law without the copyright own-
er’s permission. But a separate provision prohibits copyrighted works from being imported into the United States “without the authority of the owner of copyright.” Justices in a similar case in 2010, Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Omega S.A., could not answer the question of whether copyright laws in the United States applied to items manufactured overseas after the vote was split 4-4. International editions of textbooks are often cheaper than American editions due to differences in the countries’ economies. “I sometimes get international versions (of textbooks) because they’re cheaper,” wrote Nihaal Mehta ’14 in an email to The Herald. Most of Mehta’s international purchases were for introductory courses, such as CHEM 0330: “Equilibrium, Rate and Structure” and ECON 0110: “Principles of Economics.” International editions often have the same material as American editions but differently numbered problems. “I think the questions in the back of the chapters might have been different, so some students might have done the wrong homework a few times,” wrote Rachel Friedberg, senior lecturer in the economics department, in an email to The Herald. Friedberg said some of her
students have purchased international textbooks in the past. Alex Swanson ’16 saved about $150 buying an international textbook for chemistry, but she did not realize that the problem numbers would be different. “I think I’ll try to sell it to my friend, but probably not for profit since the question numbers aren’t even right,” she said. Online businesses such as eBay or Amazon often obtain products manufactured outside of the United States and sell them for a lower price, and the Supreme Court’s decision may threaten their sales. The Brown Bookstore is not allowed to buy international editions of textbooks through its buyback program. “We do see a few international editions come through, but we’re not allowed, by law, to buy them back. I don’t offer any price,” said Mike McDade, the bookstore’s textbook department manager. Steven Souza, director of the Brown Bookstore, said the Supreme Court’s decision will not affect the business. The number of students who buy international editions and also frequent the bookstore “is very limited,” he said. The case could also affect the sale of foreign movies, books and music. The Supreme Court will make its final decision by June.
Health Concerns about Monster Drinks By Adam Salama Daily Collegian, Penn State U. Energy drinks are known for giving a boost whenever needed, but they may have some fatal side effects. Recently, Monster energy drinks have been linked to five fatalities and one non-fatal heart attack in teenagers, according to reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently investigating. The FDA began investigating these incidences after discovering a 14-year old girl’s death, supposedly due to the highly caffeinated beverages. Anais Fournier, from Riverside, Calif., died from cardiac arrhythmia because of the caffeine toxicity apparently caused by drinking two 24-oz. Monster’s. The other cases reach back to 2004, and the FDA states these reports do not absolutely determine Monster’s guilt in the aforementioned deaths or injuries. Shelly Burgress, a spokesperson
for the FDA, said the organization takes any report of death or injury seriously. Penn State U. Research Technologist Dr. Jacqueline Vernarelli, in the Food Sciences department, said the energy drinks have a lot of caffeine and the same health effects as regular sodas. “If you are drinking [Monster], rapid heart rate may occur and cause constrictions in the blood vessels,” Vernarelli said. “Because of these blood vessels constricting, it makes it more difficult for the blood to travel through [the] smaller space and thereby causing the higher blood pressure.” Vernarelli said the effects of Monster are comparable to something like coffee. She said regular coffee ranges from roughly 90 to 130 milligrams of caffeine and drip coffee around 120 to 175 milligrams. One 24-oz. can of Monster contains 80 milligrams of caffeine per 8-oz. serving and 240 milligrams for the entire can, Vernarelli said.
“Anyone that is sensitive to caffeine needs to be responsible,” she said. “We just need to be more conscious of what we are eating and drinking, and too much of anything is not a good thing.” PSU sophomore Segun Muse said the girl’s passing is “terrible,” and there should be an investigation on the drink. He said Monster does not do enough to make its consumers better aware of the health risks that come with their products. However, he said it is up to the consumers to research what they put into their bodies. PSU senior Shae Madaus said ultimate responsibility lies with parents. He said it is the parent’s responsibility to monitor their young child. “People should become more aware of the short term and long term effects of drinking energy drinks,” he said. “The company needs to make better disclaimers and, if anything, they should just put an 8 percent sin tax on these drinks like they do cigarettes.”
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Emory Avoids Election
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Emory Must Engage Students in Election Four years ago on Nov. 6, 2008, we watched history happen: The people of the United States of America elected the first black president. Many students across the nation celebrated this monumental day, uniting together with hopes for a better future. That year at Emory, the Multicultural Outreach and Resources at Emory (MORE, now a part of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services), the Student Government Association and the moderators of Wonderful Wednesday collaborated to sponsor an Election Extravaganza. The Extravaganza provided a forum for 20 organizations across the University and the Atlanta community to supply information about the candidates’ positions, as well as offer a place for discussion and voter registration. Additionally, on election night a viewing party broadcasted the results live on McDonough Field. We feel that this presidential election season has come and gone, but without the same on-campus presence as the last cycle. We attribute this in part to the fact that this year’s election may not have been as sensational as the one in 2008. However, we feel like this is an inadequate reason to not actively highlight America’s decision for our next president. There was much the University could have done in collaboration with politically-engaged student groups as well as faculty. Regardless of the lack of official events in honor of the election, many political and nonpolitical student groups hosted their own programs. Politically affiliated groups such as Young Democrats at Emory and Emory College Republicans had tables set up by Asbury Circle “campaigning” for their prospective candidates. Emory Political Union, a nonpartisan group, set up a mock election to explore the issues each candidate endorsed. On the night of the election, the Black Student Alliance (BSA) held a viewing party in Harland Cinema. We applaud these students for their proactive involvement and hope that they continue to be enthusiastic in the future. In contrast to Emory’s lack of involvement, universities around the nation did not let the election go unnoticed. University news sources around the country covered the election as it unfolded. Davidson College hosted a viewing party for students to attend and support their preferred candidate. The University of Missouri-Columbia hosted a virtual watch party. With the multitudes of social media available, we find it surprising that the University did not take advantage of avenues such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube to engage the student body in the election process. As the popular and electoral votes piled in, individuals not only were able to view the process on CNN and other news channels, but were also inundated with updates from Election Apps, New York Times iPhone notifications and live feeds. The social media outlets allowed students to express their opinions and receive constant feedback from family members and friends. However, along with the opportunities afforded to us with such advanced communication, we are also faced with the burden of sorting through the facts. If you are a Republican, it is easy to find websites and news sources that advocate for your preferred candidate. The same goes for Democrats. In an era where one can choose the facts they like best, we urge students to be aware of this and seek out balanced information. Not only will this help us to make informed decisions, it will also alert individuals to their political opponents’ thoughts and arguments. As members of a liberal arts institution, it is important to remain critical and constantly inquisitive. We hope that in four years from now, the University will make more of an effort to engage students politically, and that students will make sure to seek out all the facts. The above staff editorial represents the majority opinion of the Wheel’s editorial board.
Editorial Roundup College editorials from across the country The Brown Daily Herald Brown University Sunday, November 11, 2012 In its staff editorial, “The Malaise of Print Journalism” The Brown Daily Herald discusses the imminent obsolescence of print journalism: Marc Andreessen, the distinguished web browser pioneer, once bluntly stated that “newspapers with declining circulations can complain all they want about their readers and even say they have no taste. But (they) will still go out of business over time. A newspaper is not a public trust — it has a business model that either works or doesn’t.” Though Andreessen is notoriously pessimistic about print journalism in the modern age, his conclusion is correct. Globally print news is declining as media shifts toward generally less-profitable digital platforms. Unbound by the freedom of the Internet, news is now instantly generated by traditional and non-traditional sources alike, and it is widely circulated at little cost. Should the print newspaper industry fail to keep pace with technological advancement, it could lose its capability to sustain comprehensive and ethical daily reporting, especially in local markets. Even the Providence Journal, one of the oldest continuously published daily newspapers in the United States — with four Pulitzer Prizes as a testament to its enduring prominence in Rhode Island — has not been spared from the malaise of print journalism. While the newspaper’s website has been aggressively marketed to raise online edition revenue, it is evident that the steep downward trend in physical subscriptions has left the newspaper limping. Advertising revenue from print editions, long the bread and butter of the newspaper business, has declined steadily, down nation-
ally to about $20.7 billion in 2011 from $47.4 billion in 2005. Nationwide, in just six years, major news sources have lost more than half of their print ad revenue. In the same span of time, the Journal’s advertising sales plunged more than 60 percent. An unfortunate consequence of print news decline is the increasing inability of locally significant publications to support their staff. Last week, the Journal revealed that 23 fulltime workers — about 5 percent of the staff — were laid off to cut costs. Not two months prior, 11 employees accepted voluntary separation offers. This is part of a broader trend: Rhode Island’s top newspaper eliminated at least one-third of its workforce between 2008 and 2011 alone. Naturally, a diminished staff raises questions about the newspaper’s ability to quickly and accurately deliver local news. Howard Sutton, president and CEO of the paper, emphasized after last week’s announcement that the quality and quantity of content would not be affected, as no reporters or columnists had been let go. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Journal’s daily circulation has dropped 7 percent in the past year to 83,733 copies — half of what it was in 2005. Cost-cutting measures can only temporarily shelter reporters and writers from the seismic economic shift. Sooner than later, the number of employees let go will certainly compromise the news quality and breadth. Unless the Journal and other mid-size regional newspapers can find digital salvation, we may soon face the prospect of losing hundreds of reputable news sources. While the New York Times and Boston Globe can cover the same issues, there is no substitute for a newspaper embedded in the community and aware of local particularities.
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Reevaluating Washington’s Politics Australian System’s Benefits Outweigh Costs JASON SCHULMAN The historian Laura Kalman is said to have read law journal articles when insomnia struck; the final result of those sleepless nights was her penetrating analysis in The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism. I’m no Laura Kalman. When I have trouble falling asleep — which happens fairly frequently when one contemplates today’s academic job market — I often pass the time by reading Australian news sites. (Given the significant time difference, as I lay in bed, it’s the middle of the day there, and there’s plenty to chew on.) While we have recently completed an election, Australians are gearing up for their own (shorter, cheaper) federal election in 2013. Even a cursory examination of the way Australia governs puts our own political system in sharper relief. This comparison allows us to appreciate that what seems natural in U.S. politics need not be so; after all, Australia does it differently. (Of course, there are similarities between the two systems: the Australian model has been called the “Washminster” hybrid between Washington and Westminster. And there are also several differences that I want to put aside, including: that Australia is a constitutional monarchy; that voting in Australia is mandatory; and that Australia does not have a Bill of Rights.) The biggest difference between the two systems is the separation of powers. In the U.S., we elect a president and, separately, members of Congress. Because the executive and legislative chambers are separate, it is possible — and frequent — to
see a Democratic president and a Republican Congress (or vice versa). We are all too familiar with the political gridlock of that situation. In the Australian system, however, voters elect a parliament, and the head of the majority party (of the House of Representatives) becomes the prime minister. The Australian system’s blurring of the line between the executive and legislative has some positive features. First, by avoiding a situation in which the independent executive could veto legislation passed by a majority in congress, it allows for the majority party (or a majority formed through a coalition of multiple parties) the power to govern more freely. On the flip side, there is less of a threat of an “imperial presidency” when the executive is a member of the legislature. Ironically, Australia is actually a truer heir to the antiexecutive spirit of the American Revolution.
‘We can realize that we need not accept the status quo as natural.’ The second benefit of the Australian system is that, since the road to becoming prime minister forces one to ascend to the head of the ruling party, the requirements for that position are greater and more time-consuming. It’s disconcerting that at this year’s party conventions, there was already talk of anointing novices Marco Rubio and Julian Castro as possible presidential candidates in the near future. President Obama’s rise in
such a short span of time is a case in point, as was Sarah Palin’s less successful but no less game-changing candidacy. Our system favors dynamic and dynastic candidates, but disfavors those who have spent a lifetime gaining the respect of their peers in government (like Joe Biden and John McCain). Like any system, Australia’s government has its drawbacks. First, because there is less separation between the executive and legislative branches, the prime minister’s cabinet is composed of ministers of parliament. The U.S. president’s cabinet has the advantage because the president can select virtually any experts in the country as advisors. Also, those cabinet members are not simultaneously expected to serve their constituents. (Of course, this could also be a criticism of the lack of accountability the U.S. cabinet faces from voters.) Second, because the prime minister is selected — not directly elected — as leader of the ruling party, it is possible that between election cycles, there could be a “leadership spill” and a new prime minister (whom the people did not vote for or anticipate) would be appointed. No system’s perfect, but for all the talk of Washington’s “winner-take-all politics,” it seems like winning just is not enough to govern anymore. Although I’m not sure about the feasibility of mimicking the Australian Washminster system, hopefully by comparing our system with theirs, we can realize that we need not accept the status quo as natural. At the least, perhaps we’ll follow their lead and elect a female head of government soon.
Jason Schulman is a graduate student in the History Department.
What is a Virtuous Life? The Role of External Goods in Today’s Society I’ve always been a sucker for the Stoics. I envy their ability to encounter disaster without showing any kind of emotional distress. The Stoics emphasize the maintenance of one’s will in accordance with nature, and disregard external goods such as wealth, fame, beauty, etc. They feel as if these are not sufficient goods — which find happiness in themselves — but rather they are means to an end, which we find through desire (the end being a life full of good virtues). I wholeheartedly agree with Stoicism in that we don’t need external goods to be happy, and that we should focus on that we have the power to change. If we continue to worry about external goods that are out of our hands, we are digging our own graves. The Stoics make a telling commentary on how society gets caught up in material things rather than realizing all that we can control is within ourselves. One of my favorite Stoics, Epictetus, believes that life should exclusively be about internal goods, such as being just and honorable while living in moderation. Epictetus finds that life is functionally worthless when we focus on things that give us short-term pleasure, for these external goods facilitate our ability to get caught up
in extraneous things that have no intrinsic value. This is not to say that external goods are inherently bad, but rather that they play no role in reaching eudaimonia, or happiness. In a more literal example, Epictetus talks about how one should not focus on appearances, but rather on our internal opinions and perspec-
‘The morally virtuous life is one made up of things that are equally attainable for all ...’ tives, for this is what we have the power to do. I really do appreciate Greek thinkers such as Socrates and Aristotle, but they never mastered the meaning of living a good life. Both philosophers find external goods as a necessary component to living a virtuous life. Aristotle, more so than Socrates, discusses the importance of external goods in the context of attaining the good life. To live virtuously means exercising the part of the mind that practices reason and excellence; this life of excellence is what should be attained in accordance with reason. Aristotle’s interpretation of the good life
makes it seem as if people who are more privileged deserve the happiness that has fallen into their lap. For example, those who are born into wealth, according to Aristotle, are more likely to be happy than those who are not. Aristotle would think that someone who is born into a family that is in the lower class could never truly reach eudaimonia, for they do not have sufficient external goods. This is absolutely preposterous, because external goods are not a prerequisite to being happy or virtuous; no one is automatically granted a fulfilled life; such an attainment takes introspection and contemplation, hence the superiority of Stoicism. Epictetus’ view on the role of external goods is sufficient, for he believes that the morally virtuous life is one made up of things that are equally attainable for all people (i.e. courage, honor, being just). One does not need external goods to be happy, because in the long-term they become obsolete. Great power and endless wealth sound nice, but at the end of your life, what will matter more: a modest friend, or all of the power and money in the world?
Asst. Editorials Editor Priyanka Krishnamurthy is a College sophomore from Coppell, Texas.
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Problems with Reelection
Over the course of the last decade or so, popular communication technology has been evolving toward text-based communication instead of more traditional voice communication. This shouldn’t be a surprise for anybody. And if it is, maybe you should be getting out more often. Texting is one of the most popular forms of communication, with almost 3/4 of cellular subscribers signed up for text messaging services. Cell phones, which used to do little more than make calls, are now used primarily for sending text messages. Texting is overwhelmingly popular within our particular demographic. Its convenience lends itself naturally to a social microcosm obsessed with constant communication, like college campuses. But all this convenience doesn’t come without a cost. The brevity and ease of use that makes texting so popular sacrifice the kind of basic subtlety that facilitates face-toface, or even voice-to-voice, communication. You know it has happened to you before. You get a text message from a friend and, no matter how many times you read it, you just don’t get what your friend is trying to say. Or maybe they were making a sarcastic joke that just didn’t come across in the text message. There simply aren’t enough characters in a standard text message to convey the humorous undertones that would have been communicated by a speaker’s tone of voice, facial expressions or body language. For those of us more inclined to humor that relies heavily on subtlety, this can be a huge problem. But what can you do? Until recently, the only recourse a troubled texter had was rephrasing their message or simply not making the joke at all.
Last Tuesday, much more quickly than most of us expected, Barack Obama won his campaign for re-election. He will continue to serve as the 44th president of the United States. Many people, including myself, were disheartened that after several weeks of more optimistic polling numbers and reports of noteworthy gains in battleground states, Mitt Romney didn’t pull out the win. But it makes no sense to lament more than we absolutely must, so to all you liberals out there I offer my genuine congratulations. You won this round. But while we’re at it, here’s just a few of the things you get to look forward to in the coming years: More Gridlock — The election, in a purely legislative sense, accomplished nothing. The House majority stayed staunchly Republican, and the Senate is still held by Democrats. Obama was elected again, though by a more narrow popular vote gap of 50 percent to 48 percent. The House, ultimately, will spend four more years continuing to butt heads with a senate and president with radically different beliefs. The Fiscal Cliff — The upcoming lapse of Bush-era tax rates is slated for next year, which will result in steep across-the-board tax increases for all tax brackets. This will combine with several other laws and policies that are all slated to hit in an effect that has been dubbed the “fiscal cliff.” Many of the policies that are contributing to this effect were pushed by none other than President Obama himself, so there’s a very low likelihood that they will at all be reversed or moderated in the interest of fiscal solvency. But this time, Obama won’t be able to pass the buck back to George W. Bush’s previous term as a source of blame. Health Care — Now that Obama has been reelected, Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act face more or less impossible odds. Some may find this to be a welcome development, but it comes at enormous
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costs. Many of the taxes and fees associated with the legislation will soon be upon us, and in August we will see the full enforcement of the controversial birth control and abortion mandates that were met with fierce opposition from Catholic leaders and other religious groups. This will continue to be a hot issue through the rest of Obama’s second term. Continued High Unemployment — Many business leaders were criticized before the election for sending letters to their employees informing them that their companies would face harsh financial challenges if Obama was reelected. Apparently, these threats of hardship were not empty: the day after President Obama won, the stock market took a sharp dive of 300 points. Further, dozens of businesses have announced major layoffs and restructuring plans in light of the upcoming financial climate. Battery-maker Energizer alone announced over 1,500 layoffs
between now and 2014. More businesses will follow Energizer’s lead, as their only alternative will be to join the hundreds of American businesses that have already collapsed in the recession. Instead of the “hope and change” that so many people believed President Obama would bring with him into office, we will instead be greeted with conflict and — if the financial climate continues to go spiraling downward — austerity measures. Some may think I’m being bitter or spiteful, but it’s a matter of fact that these were all known issues before the election. The problems they present will continue to exist unless some drastic measures are taken to resolve them. Maybe I’m wrong about this. After last Tuesday, nothing’s impossible. But unless the laws of economics and finance magically change to make Obama’s policies work, I probably won’t be, and we’re going to have a
Editorials Co-Editor Nicholas Bradley is a College sophomore from Skillman, N.J.
tough four years ahead of us. I also have a brief word for conservatives (and libertarians) who may still be feeling the pain of the loss: remember that the principles we were trying to uphold in this election are still valid and still viable. Republicans are going to have some hard conversations over the coming months about how best to market themselves in future elections, and those conversations are long overdue. This, however, shouldn’t undermine our values. While the next several years will be extremely challenging, we will still be able to fight on the local level, and can still come back in the 2014 midterm to make further gains in Congress and the Senate. This election shouldn’t prompt us to withdraw, but to fight even harder for the future.
David Giffin is a second year Masters in Theological Studies student at Candler School of Theology from Charleston, Ill.
ADITYA MEHTA Chris McCandless is an Emory College alumnus from the Class of 1990. As Asst. Editorials Editor, he wrote numerous opinion pieces for The Emory Wheel. The book and popular movie “Into the Wild” are based on his adventures, and eventual death, in the Alaskan wilderness.
‘There are at least four different winky faces...depending on how flirty you want to be’ There have been some attempts to create punctuation marks that might alleviate this problem. One of these was the “SarcMark,” a symbol that initially required specialized software to use and was ultimately rendered in Unicode so that it could be used with ease in word processing programs. The problem with the SarcMark was that nobody knew what it was or how to use it. The software was complicated to install and, even if a user went to the effort of installing the software, it wasn’t guaranteed that the recipient would know what it was. Enter, Emojis. Especially popular among iPhone users, Emojis are small images that can be added to text messages to spice things up a bit. Although not brand new, Emojis have grown significantly in popularity over the past year. There’s a face for every emotion imaginable, as well as Emojis for a wide range of inanimate objects ranging from food to weapons. While they may have been invented as a novelty item, it appears that Emojis are beginning to serve a much more important purpose in communication than mere entertainment. The broad spectrum of facial expressions is now enabling texters to communicate more precisely the subtle emotions that were previously lost in text messaging. Are you making a joke that you’re afraid the recipient might miss? Stick a grinning or laughing Emoji face at the end of your message to make sure the recipient knows you’re joking. Trying to be flirty? There are at least four different winky faces you can use, depending on just how flirty you’re trying to be. It has gotten to the point where it is possible to conduct an entire conversation using nothing but various Emojis. Emojis are so successful for a few reasons. Firstly, they’re cute. Damned cute, at that. How could you not want to use them? Secondly, they’re easy to use. This was the SarcMark’s big downfall — nobody knew how to use it. Emojis, which, on the iPhone, were initially an app package that had to be installed, now come standard and can be enabled with ease. The touch of a button opens up a vast library of Emojis. Finally, they’re popular. They’re popular mostly (well, almost entirely) because of their cuteness, which then enables them to serve their purpose as a communication aid. Technology has evolved to the point that we can communicate almost as seamlessly across the airwaves as we might if we were doing it in person. The implications of this are huge, especially when one considers that cell phones as we know them are only two decades old. While I don’t know where this technology is going, I can say for certain that it is a huge change from whence we came.
More to Do About Tobacco Use Tobacco has played an integral role in Middle Eastern cultures for centuries through means such as cigarette smoking. The potentially disastrous ramifications of smoking led to countries such as the US and Poland passing laws that made the purchase of cigarettes difficult for consumers due to the high costs. These policies resulted in a dramatic decrease in cigarette smoking. However, smoking continues to be endemic in Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, which is trying to take stringent action to reduce the prevalence of smoking in its population. According to an Egyptian government survey, nearly half of all adult men smoke cigarettes and the use of tobacco is three times higher in teenage women than it is in older women. Egypt was one of the first countries to sign the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and implemented legislation that required graphic pictures on cigarette packets, ban on cigarette marketing,
Egypt’s tobacco policies may be a good model for the United States.
A Split America, Literally Now that Obama won the Presidency for four more years, the hate filled campaign ads will stop, the divisiveness of this particularly election will fade, and the nation will go back to having one strong, united identity. Or not. Twenty states are now petitioning the White House to grant them withdrawal from America so the states can start their “own NEW government[s].” These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. If some of these states seem a bit out of place, it could be due to the fact the only requirement for starting a petition is being above 13 years of age (yes, that means some of the signees can’t even vote). So far only Texas has reached 28,000 signatures, right above the required 25,000, to warrant a response from the President, but
more are appearing likely to do so in the next couple of days. As a Texan, I’m fairly opposed to the idea of secession. First, Texas currently has the largest number of uninsured residents, according to a Gallup poll published in March of this year, right at 27.6 percent. If any state could benefit from Obamacare, it would be us. Second, our first President would be Rick Perry, and after his showing in the primary race, we all know he is not fit to run a country. Finally, it would make going home for breaks a major hassle, seeing as I have a propensity to forget my passport. But look at this from Obama’s perspective; in Texas alone you have a state that has senators and representatives who are uncompromisingly opposed to your policies, a state with the second highest of electoral votes in the presidential election, and a state where 23 percent of the citizens believe you are a Muslim, according to a University of Texas poll.
In the past, petitions have seen mixed results. One asking for the White House beer recipes was greeted with success, while one demanding marijuana legalization was not. Even if this would be in the President’s best interests, these petitions will follow suit of the legal pot and be “totally cashed.” That’s because, as the Civil War taught us, secession is a bad idea. It severely limits the strength of the nation economically, militarily, socially, and in every other sort of power a nation can hold. The fact that people are asking for such an outrageous request shows just how this election, with all the attacking campaign ads, harmed the sense of unity amongst Americans throughout the nation. Given time, hopefully these angry and vitriolic sentiments will fade from the hearts and minds of Americans and we can go back to being “one Nation...indivisible.”
Former Editorials Editor Jeremy Benedik is a College senior from Temple, Texas
ban on tobacco use in all public places except restaurants and bars, and a tax increase in all tobacco products. These strict laws probably contributed to a reduction in smoking prevalence, but increased illicit tobacco trade and gave rise to a black market. The cigarette packets available in the black market come with no graphic pictures, warnings or taxes. They are readily available and three times cheaper than a legal packet. Many other countries around the world have witnessed a growing illicit tobacco trade and the FCTC suggests that countries should establish a global tracking and tracing system for tobacco products. Until then, however, Egypt has to use measures such as banning the advertisement of cigarettes on hoardings and movies. The WHO and the Ministry of Health in Egypt are collaborating to reduce onscreen smoking in television shows and movies. On reflection, it would be interesting to measure the success that Egypt experiences with their proposed measures. If Egypt is successful in combating smoking, its measures could be used as a model for countries that are struggling to reduce smoking rates.
Aditya Mehta is a College sophomore from Mumbai, India joint majoring in Sociology-Religion and minoring in Global health, Cultures
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‘Grim’ Fairytales Lack Plotline By Annie McNutt Staff Writer An over the top and an extravagantly complex compilation of tales, Theater Emory’s production of Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest: Tales of a Precarious Nature recounts somewhat gruesome and somewhat hilarious fairy tales with a modern twist. Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest is a homage of sorts to the famous book of tales, Nursery and Household Tales, written by the brothers Grimm. The play includes multiple stories about varying themes from cannibalism to sexual innuendos. However, in light of the crude elements, the stories also contain beautiful moments of unexpected enchantment. Some of these moments are apparent in notable performances from the ensemble cast. College sophomore Julia Weeks gave a very convincing performance throughout the play. From her perfectly placed maniacal laughter to donning an eerily disturbing mask and scaring members of the audience, she was an incredibly enthusiastic actor. In addition to Weeks, Oxford College continuee and Emory College junior India Duranthon also gave a very emphatic performance, crawling on the ground and yelling at the audience at the top of her lungs. A simple set, forced the actors to improvise and be extremely animated with the delivery of each and every line to keep viewers interested. In addition, the odd costumes, consisting of a runaway bride, an urban hiker, a gothic girl and many others, assisted the play’s simple set by throwing together a bunch of seemingly unrelated costumes (and characters). The set included walls painted like trees and windows within those walls. Various props are provided to the actors throughout the show, but for the most part the entire show is carried on the shoulders of the actors. Overall, Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest is unique and due to the passionate acting, quite entertaining. Despite this, the play is often difficult to follow with convoluted story lines.
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After starring in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” Daniel Craig (above) returns for his third performance as the infamous British secret service agent James Bond in “Skyfall,” the latest installation of the Bond film franchise.
Bond Film Lends Best of 007, Remains Iconic By Eric Frank Contributing Writer
Skyfall Now Playing Starring: Daniel Craig
ans of 007 old and new are going to be satisfied with this latest installation of the timeless franchise. “Skyfall” strikes a balance between what was wrong with its predecessor, “Quantum of Solace” (Marc Forster), and what was sometimes overdone by classic Bond films like those of Sean Connery. This third adaptation starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, however, may fall slightly short of the high expectations, despite giving viewers a whirlwind of high-powered action sequences. Thanks to the talented direction of Sam Mendes
(“Revolutionary Road”), the ultimate spy flits from pleasure to action seamlessly throughout the film. The film begins in medias res with Bond trying to recover a hard drive that contains a list of every undercover NATO operative working within terrorist organizations. Whoever has stolen the information begins to taunt M, Bond’s boss, played by the sterneyed Judi Dench (“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”), against whom this villain apparently has a grudge. It is up to Bond to track down and apprehend this mastermind criminal, Silva, played by Javier Bardem (“Eat Pray Love”). However, the raised stakes strike an intimate chord with Bond once M’s life is at risk. Now, Bond must stop him before he loses one of the few — or maybe the only — people that he cares about, all while M defends MI6 and her position as director against bureaucratic
shortsight. Several additions to “Skyfall” made the film work as both a Bond film and as a modern action flick. First is the return of Q (Ben Whishaw, “Cloud Atlas”) as Bond’s source of slick spy gadgets. Q is an employee of MI6, but is not a field operative. He works in the tech division, aiding Bond as he travels the world shooting first and asking questions later. In this sense, Bond has become a bit traditional — and as the British government suggests — outdated. The two are played off each other to contrast the old and new ways of espionage and the merits that both possess. Q is adapted to the 21st century now, as his primary purpose is to make MI6 as technologically savvy as those they’re fighting. The gadgetry, while sleek, remains realistically grounded.
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The Bond Girls:
Ann’s Ghetto Burger Breaks the Rules
More Than Meets the Eye By Roshani Chokshi Managing Editor I’m the kkind of person who dresses up before watchingg midnight pre premieres. Example: I disproved the theory that women are not funnyy re by dressing uup as the Sith Lord to a Harry Potter film premiere h). (joke is on yyou society, I had the first — and only — laugh). ie This past Th Thursday, while waiting for my traditional movie butte popcorn and Milk Duds, I looked around too fare of buttery a .” see whether anyone had dressed for the premiere of “Skyfall.” What I saw was an onslaught of crisp suits that would sendd nBarney Stins Stinson straight to heaven. What I didn’t see was a sindress up as any recognizable female Bond character.r. gle girl dressed ”) There was no Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen, “GoldenEye”) la sporting skin skin-tight lycra uniforms or Honey Ryder (Ursula ps Andress, “Dr “Dr. No”) wearing her iconic white bikinis. Perhaps e. the women oof the theatre simply didn’t know who to emulate. And I shared in their frustrations, because there is no Bondd identif as without looking like you’re a week late for or girl to identify college-girl-s ycollege-girl-styled-Halloween (i.e. no clothing and an identifysom kind). ing hat of some If you tak take a look at the cinematic Bond girls, they beginn to blend toge together. All of them cut enviably svelte figures onn es the screen, sw swap sexual innuendos with Bond and sometimes share ridicul ridiculously offensive names like Pussy Galore, Hollyy o Plenty O’Toole. But that’s the screen. What at Goodhead or many no lon longer care to examine are the female characters as er they were or originally conceived by Ian Fleming shortly after World War II II. Like the films, novel Bond girls are ubiquitous icons of glamour and sophistication. They can be anything: an ally too s, Bond, his en enemy or simply eye candy. But unlike the films, ht the novels pportray a darker interior to the outwardly bright at Bond girl. W With character development taking a backseat re to special ef effects, the shadowy pasts of Bond’s beaus are reduced to ci cinematic accessories. Many of the Fleming’s bondd
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For example, Q gives Bond a pistol that only Bond can fire because it is activated by his unique palm print. Despite his more modern role, the return of Q, who was part of what made the classic 007 movies so entertaining, is more than welcome. However enthralling crazy gadgets may be, the Bond villains are what make the 007 films, and this is where “Skyfall” simultaneously makes its mark as a memorable Bond movie, but also makes one of its gravest errors. Bardem’s chilling yet playful performance as the computer-hacking mastermind Silva will surely go down as one of the most riveting characters of the franchise. After his equally spine-tingling role in “No Country for Old Men” (Joel and Ethan Coen) it seems as though the bad guy may be Bardem’s
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“I ain’t gonna answer that question. Don’t waste my time with that s--t. You should have dealt with that when you ordered.” Those who break the rules at Ann’s Snack Bar in Kirkwood risk being cursed at or thrown out. The matriarch and chef of the famous ghetto burger Miss Ann has earned herself a national reputation for being the burger Nazi of our time. On a breezy Saturday evening, she has the day off, but there is no lack of sass or decorum. Another employee has stepped in to fill the void. That customer who wanted to add onions to her burger five minutes after ordering? She isn’t talking anymore. Another customer has her crying baby sitting on one end of the countertop. Miss Ann’s secondin-command, her hand perched on her hip, fires a look across the room, shaking her head and rolling her eyes. The customer lifts her baby off the countertop. The crying stops. To eat with Ann is to follow her rules. There are eight posted on the wall: do not lean or lay on the counter, consume alcohol or smoke, sit or stand babies on the counter, illegally park in the lot, allow children to run around, stand at the counter, curse or
Ann’s Snack Bar Memorial Drive Atlanta, GA lack shoes or shirts. The restaurant’s name is not meant to be quirky. It’s meant to be literal. An eight-person countertop splits the submarine space in half, putting customers on one end and Ann and her grill on the other. Duck tape masks walls and surfaces. A low ceiling keeps things cozy. An old television in the corner plays re-runs of “Batman” with Adam West. In total, the shack is about the size of a Waffle House restroom. I have always felt comfortable in restaurants, but when my friend and I first walked through the front door, we felt and looked lost. Afraid to move but also afraid to break rules we had not yet learned, we stood in no man’s land, between the door and the countertop. A lady behind the counter motioned for us to step forward and order. In that endeavor, I tripped through the English language. “Two ghetto burgers,” I said. “One combo.” “You want only one combo?” the lady asked. “Umm, one with fries and then
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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Kirkwood’s Miss Ann Outshines Her Own Burger Continued from Page 10
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Theater Emory’s production of “Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest” pays homage to the famous fairytales written by the Brothers Grimm. The play runs through the end of this weekend.
Play Captivates Imagination, Confuses with Convoluted Storyline Continued from Page 10 The choppy nature of how each story is compiled together makes the play difficult to follow and understand. However, that lends well to the fairytale quality of the tales of the Brothers Grimm. The inconsistencies mimic a child’s wandering imagination and are therefore representative of a collection of fairytales. Although the way in which the tales are assembled mimics a child’s wandering imagination, the content of the tales is definitely of a very adult nature. One of the tales, for example, chronicles the hatred between a step
mother and her step son. The step able to all audience members. mother eventually kills her stepson It is the fact that the emotions and makes a stew of his body and portrayed by each of the tales is so feeds the stew to her husband. deeply relatable which offers brief The actors manage to make the moments of lucidity in the otherwise tales almost intricate play. believable Despite this until the viewthough, the er is thrust ‘[The play’s] inconsistencies play is someback into reali- mimic a child’s wandering what lacking ty at the shows in innovation. imagination...’ conclusion. While the For about actors are an hour and ent husia st ic a half, one and provide becomes completely lost in a confus- solid entertainment, many of the stoing world of betrayal, love, hatred, ries involve repetition to the point sadness and many other emotions of boredom. The repetition is somethat are painfully familiar and relat- times funny and serves to “bring the
point home” but often times it is carried on slightly too long to hold the viewers’ attention. For instance, one story about Hanz and Grettle is simply the same story repeated over and over with slight changes. One of the actors himself even proclaims as the conclusion of the story that the story has no intellectual significance. Interesting, though difficult to follow and understand, “Grim, Grimmer, Grimmest” is saved by the strong acting abilities of each and every actor working together to create a robust performance that will be nearly impossible to forget. — Contact Annie McNutt at firstname.lastname@example.org
one regular.” “What’s a regular!?” We froze. “You mean one combo and then one with just the burger,” she said. “Yes,” I stuttered. After ordering, the lady instructed us to wait outside on the “patio” until seats inside opened up. It’s a crude patio with mismatched furniture, and with every breeze came a waft of dog poop from the gated lot next door. East Atlanta is truly far from Downtown Decatur. Once seats opened up, we were back inside, where we watched a man cook our burgers for half an hour. The technique, much like the patio, is also crude: he wipes down the flattop with an old rag before reaching into a deep stock pot and pulling out gobs of ground beef. The mounds of cow are crammed onto a single surface. It is a lot of beef for a little griddle. He smashes and squishes, and at times I wonder whether he’s making a meatloaf or a hamburger. When the burgers finally come, they are a hot mess. Two half-pound patties sitting under, on top of and in between bacon, onion, chili, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese — ghetto burgers are burly and wild, urban sprawl’s culinary equivalent. There simply is no clean way to eat one.
While The Wall Street Journal crowned the Ghetto Burger the best in the United States in 2007, the recognition is silly: the meat is dry and the toppings are all over the place. It’s a decent burger for $10, but nothing more. Miss Ann has been dishing out these burgers with a side of sass since 1972, but as of late, she has tried to sell her restaurant on numerous occasions. Her asking price was once a laughable $1.5 million, mostly to learn her secret burger seasoning, she says. With that kind of money, one could start a handful of restaurants, none of which would require duck tape on the interior. For anyone who is interested, Ann lowered the price to $450,000 at the end of 2010. But most certainly the true value of Ann’s Snack Bar is not in the burger. The value is in Ann, a caustic but God-fearing woman who doesn’t give two heirloom tomatoes about accommodating overly-entitled customers. The customer is rarely right in her world, and it is this spirit that makes the shack special. Miss Ann is no coddler. She gives you a burger because she chooses to, not because you deserve one. And should you receive that burger and should you follow her rules, your good fortune alone will be reason for celebration. — Contact Evan Mah at email@example.com
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The Ghetto Burger is the star of Ann’s Burger Shack, owned and operated by the infamous Miss Ann.
Bond Girls Transcend Sex Symbols Continued from Page 10
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Bond (Daniel Craig, Above left) and M (Judi Dench, Above right) overlook Bond’s hometown in Scotland. Dench powerfully performs the role of Bond’s boss and confidante for the third time in “Skyfall.”
‘Skyfall’ Caters to Contemporary Crowds, Conscious of Roots Continued from Page 10 calling. For that reason, the lack of screen time allotted for Bardem was disappointing. The scenes featuring Silva were some of the best in the movie and it was a poor decision to include just a few of them. Bardem manages to make the viewer laugh, but at the same time become anxious, and when he appears, he overshadows those who share the stage by way of his engrossing performance. That said, the other performances should not be ignored. The masterful
Dench is as powerful as ever, conveying intense fear, regret and an inextinguishable burning to do her duty as she sees it, and Craig continues to show his talent for portraying the iconic spy. The writing also manages to strike that healthy balance between old Bond and new, but is sometimes overdone with the quips and snappy comebacks that pervade throughout the movie. This is most noticeable during the conversations between Bond and Eve (Naomie Harris, “Ninja Assassin”), Bond’s colleague and love interest. This kind of exaggerated writing
was lost in “Quantum of Solace,” and definitely added the much-needed old school 007 feel, but it was too frequent, to the point where it became obvious. One aspect of the film that does not come with any qualifications is the beauty of the cinematography. Many of the scenes looked striking and were a visual pleasure. Scenes set in Shanghai are the pinnacle of this spectacular camera and lighting work, utilizing color tints and mirrors to draw the viewer in and to enhance the tension of the scenes. The most impressive part of this dazzling photography is that it is not
overbearing. It is apparent and certainly noticeable, but is not so blunt as to distract from the action. One would expect such captivating cinematography from Roger Deakins though, the director of photography for such wonderfully filmed movies as “The Shawshank Redemption”
and “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.” In the end, Mendes manages to move away from the dry action of “Quantum of Solace” and towards the silliness of classic Bond cinematography. He does not move totally in the other direction however, and
achieves a crucial balance that the franchise has needed. For 007 to be relevant, it had to adapt to the times, and that it does. But at the same time, it’s not Bond if it’s not at least a little over the top, both in characterization and plot. “Skyfall” may not be quite as commendable as the first adaptation starring Craig, “Casino Royale” (Martin Campbell), but it is conscious of its roots, which make the name James Bond so iconic, while not forgetting to acknowledge that it has new audiences to please. — Contact Eric Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org
girls were victims of a sexual assault or rape which led to their hatred against men or provided a catalyst to their independent and self-sufficient natures. Tiffany Case, from the novel Diamonds Are Forever, hated men because she was gang raped in her 20s. Honey Ryder, known now for her slinky swimsuit, took the law into her own hands and avenged her rape by killing her attacker. The newer Bond film installations have begun to take a hint from its novel predecessors by introducing female characters who transcend sex symbols and become ... human. Along with Halle Berry’s performance as Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson (“Die Another Day”) — coincidentally the first black Bond girl to play the heroine — Eva Green’s portrayal of Vesper Lynd (“Casino Royale”) also represented the next stage of Bond women: sexy and smart, but also accessible and flawed. Behind the movie scenes, credit for promoting a stronger female character goes to producer Barbara Broccoli, daughter of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli who turned the James Bond film into a franchise. In a recent interview with Slash Film, Broccoli says, “I think it just makes the stories richer when you have interesting female characters. I tend to find movies without women in them quite dull, personally.” Although I’m inherently biased to Broccoli’s comment, I do think the more recent Bond films have created a space for expansion in both the presence for stronger female characters and the departure from the Bond girl as only an ornament of beauty. Maybe in the future we’ll see a Bond film that not only promotes gender equality, but also portrays relationships beyond a heteronormative world. My last contention with the Bond films is the car. Like the iconic but outdated Bond girls of yore, the 1963 Aston Martin DB5 is an impractical beaut. If the new Bond girls have killer aim with a gun and an equally impressive IQ, then surely Bond can drive a 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish. Otherwise, the world better not be in dire need of rescuing.
— Contact Roshani Chokshi at email@example.com
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and looking to an incredibly strong recruiting class next year. Head Coach John Curtin is glad that his athletes have one more opportunity to end this season on a positive note. Emory has had five different top runners in the seven meets run this season, indicating both a tremendous amount of depth on the team and a lack of consistency. “We have had our ups and downs this season,” Curtin said. “I am still waiting for all of our girls to run to their potential on the same day. This is our chance to represent Emory amongst the best teams in the Nation.” Gogniat is not intimated by the
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thought of racing in a highly competitive field. “I am excited by the opportunity to compete with the most elite runners in Division III. We are better than the times we have been posting in races and this is our last chance to prove it on paper,” Gogniat said. The top seven women and Mees will leave Thursday to travel to Terre Haute to compete in the NCAA Division III National Championships. Thirty-two teams and 56 individual qualifiers have been selected to participate in the each championship race. The men’s race is set to go off at 12 p.m., followed by the women’s race at 12:45 p.m.
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Sophomore midfielder Charlotte Butker chases the ball on defense. The Eagles defeated DePauw 2-0. The defense held DePauw to only four shots in the game.
Women Prevail in NCAA Opening Two Rounds Continued from The Back Page 16 of which were on goal. Romero and Feldman led the team with four shots apiece. Feldman and sophomore defender Kaelyn Lucas topped the Eagles with three shots on goal each. In the second round match against Centre, the Eagles built an early lead against the Colonels; in the 17th minute, sophomore forward Charlotte Butker netted her fifth goal of the season after receiving junior midfielder Greta Jochmann’s corner kick. She and Romero lead the team with 20 points on the season. “Charlotte is one of those players who has a great work rate and energy and tremendous amount of tenacity,” noted Patberg. She has been passing fantastically for us; Charlotte’s will and determination is always a force to be reckon with.” Stein played a pivotal role for the Eagles in the first half, stopping backto-back shot attempts off a free kick, and saving six shots. Leonard continued the dominant goalkeeping play in the second half, saving all four shot
attempts to come in her direction, including three in the 53rd minute alone, while improving her record to 5-1-5 on the season. Emory’s brilliant corner kick play helped them put the game out of
“We are going to have to bring conviction and urgency to stay consistent all the way through.” — Sue Patberg, head coach reach in the 63rd minute. Butker’s corner kick fell right to junior midfielder Kelly Costopoulos, who netted her team leading eighth goal of the season, tying her with Romero. “We have had so many corner kicks in the last three games, there was no way we were going to let all the opportunities go without one falling our way,” said Patberg.
Despite NCAA Tourney Loss, Future Looks Bright for Eagles Continued from The Back Page Harris knotted the match at one set apiece. The Eagles never trailed in the third set, helped by back-to-back kills from Bourque and a .286 team hitting percentage. At this point, confidence ran high for the Eagles. “I thought we were going to win the match,” McDowell said. “Volleyball is such a crazy sport because we won the first set, we had the ball in our hands to win the second and won game three. We were one swing away from winning [the match] 3-0.” However, the Captains bounced back once again, building a quick 10-2 lead in the fourth set to tie the game at two and set up a decisive fifth set for a berth in the NCAA quarterfinals. CNU posted a .478 hitting percentage in the final set compared to the Eagles’ .240, grabbing an early 9-4 lead and holding on to edge for the win. Despite the loss, the Eagles felt like they played their toughest and left everything on the court. “We were hungry, we wanted it, and we fought hard until the last point,” Duhl said. “It was one of those games that could have gone either way. This is the end of an awesome season and an amazing team.” Emory posted a .200 attack percentage as compared to CNU’s .230. They held a 10-8 advantage in blocks but were edged by the Captains in digs, 86-83. “CNU had six seniors on the court, and their experience showed in games four and five,” McDowell said.
“They made the national championship with those kids [last season], and they know how to win. They closed it out with great defense, but our players gave it everything they had until the very end.” Bourque turned in another impressive performance, leading all players with 19 kills and hitting at a .381 mark. Sunday marked her 29th match with double-digit kills and gave her 511 terminations on the season, good for second place in team single-season history. Duhl contributed 11 terminations and four blocks, while sophomore outside hitter Cami Silverman added 14 digs. Freshman setter Sydney Miles had 50 assists, finishing the season with 1,385 and the eighth best singleseason total in Eagles history. Bourque and Duhl were both named to the Regional AllTournament team. “Breanah and Alex were a great one-two combination in the middle,” McDowell said. “They will both be named All-Americans, and they exemplify everything we hope for in Emory student-athletes.” The loss closes out a fantastic season for the Eagles, who followed an upset over top-ranked Washington University in St. Louis in the University Athletic Association (UAA) championship with two breezy wins in the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament against Salem College (N.C.) and Juniata College (Pa.). “We had an incredible season and exceeded everyone’s expectations, except our own,” McDowell said.
The Eagles opened the 2012 season with a relatively inexperienced roster, but the team gelled quickly and reeled off several huge winning streaks en route to 33 wins on the year, including an 8-1 record in conference play and a UAA championship. With so much experience returning — including Miles at setter and Taylor Erwin at libero, both of whom are freshmen — the squad’s future looks bright. “We have some questions to answer, but we have a very strong sophomore class, and it is their chance now,” said McDowell. “It is their time
nent but one in the team’s 20 games in 2012. This loss marks the end of a record-setting season for Emory. The Eagles won a share of the University Athletic Association title in dramatic fashion, earning a pair of 1-0 road victories in their final two games against ranked opponents. It was the team’s first conference championship since 2008. Even more impressive was the team’s second-half resurgence following a 2-4-1 start. The Eagles closed the season with a 9-3-1 record in their last 13 games. “This season has been incredible,” senior defender David Garofalo said. “After the start we had, just to bounce back was truly special.” Travis noted the need to earn
home field matches in the NCAA Tournament in the future. “During the tournament, we were on the road for five straight days,” he said. “That’s tough.” Emory began the tournament with a dominant win in the opening round over Roanoke College, just the second tournament victory in program history. The individual accomplishments of various Eagles were just as noteworthy. Natalino led the team with 31 points and 14 goals, and became the first Eagle to score multiple goals in a postseason game. Garofalo led the Eagles with six assists and provided the team with invaluable senior leadership. “The seniors this year were incredible,” said sophomore forward Dylan Price. “They are leaving a huge void and will be incredibly missed.”
to take over and keep our program where it is or even elevate us.” The Eagles fell short of a national title, but the 2012 squad soared above expectations and leaves behind a legacy of hard work and success. “I wanted to win the NCAA title, but my biggest disappointment is that I will not get to spend another week with the team,” McDowell said. “This team was a joy, honor and privilege to coach this season.” Assistant Sports Editor Bennett Ostdiek contributed reporting. — Contact Ryan Smith at email@example.com
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Freshman setter Sydney Miles passes the ball for the Eagles. Miles had 50 assists in the contest, and 1,385 on the year.
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Price finished second on the team in goals and points and matched a program single-season record with seven game-winning goals. It was truly a team effort, however, that carried the Eagles to the second round of the NCAAs. “If you look throughout the season, different players popped up to contribute at different teams,” Garofalo said. “Natty [Andrew Natalino], [Michael] Rheaume, Carl [Credle], Sebastian [Hardington] all had incredible goals that saved our season.” The season is over, but the Eagles leave behind a legacy that will carry long past 2012. “I think our seniors set a new standard,” said Travis. “ I think they leave behind a legacy of excellence.” — Contact Ryan Smith at ryan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Although the Eagles won handily, the Colonels put up a strong fight throughout the course of the game, matching the Eagles with 14 shots, 10 of which were on goal. The Eagles have now won at least one tournament game in their last nine trips to the NCAA tournament. With these two victories, they have surpassed their .500 record in postseason play and are now 13-114, 10-5-1 under Head Coach Sue Patberg. This is the second straight year that Emory has defeated Centre College in the NCAA tournament. “The deeper you move in the tournament the better the teams are,” noted Patberg. “We are going to have to bring conviction and urgency stay consistent all the way through.” The Eagles next play Loras College (Iowa) on Nov. 17 at Carnegie Mellon University (Penn) in the round of 16. This will be the Eagle’s ninth trip to Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division III Championships and the third straight season they have reached this mark. — Contact Drew Heuman-Gutman at
Lee Claims First and Second Place Continued from The Back Page score of 363.95 in the one-meter. This meet was unusual for the divers because it consisted of events with 11 dives, which is more than the Eagles are accustomed to doing in a meet. Nonetheless, the women feel confident and prepared for their upcoming meets due to the grind of their first meet at Sewanee. “This was a really good meet before the University of Chicago Invitational, our big invitational,” Greene said. “This meet demonstrates the high caliber of our diving team. It was an incredibly long meet, so it was tough mentally and physically, but we stuck through and persevered.” On the men’s side, senior Ben Lee’s career-best score of 342.90 in the one-meter placed him in first place out of four; his score of 239.10, second highest of his career, earned him second out of four in the threemeter. Lee was the sole representative for the Emory men in this meet. This weekend the divers will square off against the Division I Bulldogs of the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. on Friday, Nov. 16, and then against many of their conference rivals in the University of Chicago Invitational on Nov. 17-18 at the University of Chicago. At this meet the divers will have their best opportunities to qualify for nationals. — Contact Zonair Khan at email@example.com
Greven Drops 27, But Squad Proves Unable to Top Davidson Continued from The Back Page ly hard and fought for 40 minutes,” Friedberg said. “We were within striking distance of Davidson the whole game but couldn’t put together a series of stops and scores.” Greven was Emory’s top scorer, finishing with 27 points. “I think we played solid and did some good things,” Greven said. “But the game definitely exposed some things we need to work on.” The exhibition game against a Division I school allowed the team to test itself competitively while at the same time learning what mistakes they made and what they must work on before the season starts. “I thought our transition defense was good and rebounded the ball
very well,” Zimmerman said. “We got a little tired at the end of the game and didn’t lock down defensively for the entire game.” The team hopes to learn from this loss and become a better team overall. “We aim to get better every day, whether that be in practice, in the weight room or watching film,” Greven said. “Film showed us that we should work on our defensive rotations and ability to be locked into the game while fighting fatigue.” The Eagles will begin their regular season next weekend on November 16-17 when they head to Birmingham Southern (Ala.) to play in the Black Tie Classic. — Contact Brian Chavkin at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Lance’s Defiance Though the liberal media never credits him (or her) for this fact, your On Fire correspondent (or, to be more precise, your correspondent’s roommate) was the first to point out the now obvious parallels in the falls from grace of Tiger Woods and Lance Armstrong. There is one crucial difference, however, which has only recently come to light – Lance has not lost his swag. Following what the United States Anti-Doping agency has called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen,” Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong has removed those victories from his Twitter profile, which is how most of the public discovered this fact. But though Twitter was the location of Armstrong’s ultimate surrender, it is also a refuge of defiance for the cyclist. He recently tweeted a photo with the caption “Back in Austin and just layin’ around ... “ It may be a coincidence, but your observant On Fire correspondent could not help but notice that Armstrong was “layin’ around” right in front of his seven yellow jerseys that he won in his seven Tours. It probably was not a coincidence. Is this move passive aggressive? That is certainly a part of it. But with it, Armstrong is making a statement. He is telling the USADA and the world that you can take his victories from his Twitter profile, but you cannot take them from his heart or his home. And we at On Fire admire Lance’s bravado. What would any reasonable person be doing in his situation? He would be apologizing, for one, and laying low, for another. He would distract himself during the day by spending hours at the gym, and at night by drowning his sorrows in imported beer. He would catch up with Downton Abbey on Netflix, and in secret consume endless streams of Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl and Boy Meets World. He may read the poetry of Wordsworth or the lean, athletic prose of Hemingway. He would do anything, in short, besides tweet pictures of himself in front of the ultimate symbol of greatness earned through the ultimate act of treachery to sport. We at On Fire have made it clear throughout the years that we value nothing more highly that the integrity and honesty of sport. Nothing, that is, besides a clear and convincing statement of F*#! You! (See Friday’s column on Tim Duncan’s fundamentally sound, technically unassailable and utterly smooth flipping of the bird.) And that is exactly what Lance has done with this picture. The willingness to make a statement like this, when one is so clearly in the wrong, is indicative of one thing and one thing only – passion. And rule number one of On Fire is to never apologize for passion. You have to flaunt it if you got it, after all. So from all of us here at On Fire, here is to Lance. To all you kids out there, do not cheat; but if you do, do it like Lance did. 2. Ties So there was a tie in the NFL this week. We can here all our readers claiming in disgust and confusion “What?!?!” But it is true – the Rams and 49ers kissed their sisters, metaphorically speaking, and their game ended without a clear victor having been decided. If you are confused, then you are in good company. St. Louis wide receiver Danny Amendola and San Francisco safety Dashon Goldson expressed their confusion afterwards, indicating that they had no idea NFL games could end in ties. Famously, Donavan McNabb, who was at the time a ten-year veteran who had played in four NFC championships, a Super Bowl, and even once faced the 9-6-1 Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs did not realize games could end in ties while leading his team in a desperate last-minute drive during triple overtime in 2008, the last time an NFL game has ended in a tie. If you were all too aware of this rule, than you may very well be smarter than an NFL player. So congratulations there. But you are also smarter than the NFL on Fox graphics team, who declared the score to be 24-24 at the end of the first overtime, implying that more were to come. More did not come. We at On Fire feel compelled to offer a resounding “Head in the game!” to Amendola, Goldshon, Fox and, fours year too late, McNabb.
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Tuesday, November , Sports Editor: Elizabeth Weinstein (email@example.com)
Campaign Ends at Regional Finals
Volleyball The volleyball team’s season drew to a close Saturday with a loss to Christopher Newport University in the NCAA Regional Finals.
Men’s Soccer The men’s soccer team fell to top-ranked Messiah College Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, ending their season.
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the Tigers to just four shots over the course of the game. The senior goalie tandem of Kaele Leonard and Erica Stein was once again terrific, with Leonard saving all three shots sent her way and Stein notching her seventh win of the season. Leonard and Stein have recorded 15 clean slates in the 2012 campaign, including six in the last seven games. The Eagles finished with 29 shots,
The fourth-ranked volleyball team was defeated Sunday in a 3-2 (14-25, 26-24, 24-26, 25-12, 15-11) decision against the fifth-ranked Christopher Newport University (Va.) Captains in the NCAA regional finals. The Eagles finished the season with a 33-6 record. “The loss is disappointing because we were capable of winning this match,” Head Coach Jenny McDowell said. “But I could not be more proud of my team and the way they competed.” The match was a back-and-forth affair. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead, grabbing the advantage with a dominant first set behind three kills apiece from senior co-captain middle hitter Alex Duhl, senior middle hitter co-captain Breanah Bourque and sophomore right-side hitter Hannah Everett. The Eagles held the Captains to just a .060 attack percentage and used a 15-3 run to gain control. “We were focusing on attacking and playing fearlessly going into the match, and I feel like we did that,” Duhl said. “We did what we set out to do.” CNU rebounded in the second set, using a 6-0 run to tie the score at 19-19. A 4-0 run on the part of the Eagles put them within a point of taking a 2-0 lead in the match, but a 3-0 streak for the Captains with decisive kills from senior outside hitter Cory
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With two victories this weekend, the women’s soccer team has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Men Fall to D-I Team in Exhibition Opener By Brian Chavkin Staff Writer The Emory men’s basketball team opened its season Friday night with a 93-67 loss in an exhibition game against Davidson College (N.C.), a division I school who is the preseason favorite to win the Southern Conference. Led by Head Coach Jason Zimmerman, the team was able to hang around for most of the game before Davidson finally pulled away with seven minutes left in the game. “I thought we played very well, and competed for 40 minutes,” Zimmerman said. “We kept it close for most of the first half, and had a chance to pull it to four at the end of the half.” Davidson came out firing in the beginning of the game, hitting seven of its first 11 field goal attempts to create a 13-point cushion early in the first half. With a little over 10 minutes left in the first frame and the Eagles down 25-13, they were able to bounce back into the game after going on a 17-6 run to trim Davidson’s lead to one. In the final six minutes of the first half, Davidson responded with a 9-0 run to head into the locker room with a comfortable 42-34 lead. The Eagles kept it close for the beginning stages of the second half with senior guard Alex Greven scoring Emory’s first 11 points in the frame. With a little over 16 minutes to play, the Eagles were back in the game, trailing by nine in the 54-45 score. After some back and forth play, the Wildcats pulled ahead with a 7-0 run to extend their lead by 16. The Eagles managed to pull within 12 points, but the Wildcats then went on a 12-3 spurt that secured their lead by 21 points and eventually the game as well. One of the reasons Emory was able to hang around for most of the game was because of the team’s ability to rebound the basketball. Senior Forward Michael Friedberg led the team with 12 rebounds. “I thought the team competed real-
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Sophomore midfielder Charlotte Butker prepares to kick the ball. Butker executed the Eagles’ second goal in their 2-0 victory over Centre College on Sunday. Butker now leads the team with 20 points on the season.
Eagles Advance to Sweet Sixteen By Drew Heuman-Gutman Staff Writer The women’s soccer team looked strong in the opening weekend of the 2012 NCAA Division III tournament, handling DePauw University (Ind.) and seventh ranked Centre College (Ky.) by scores of 2-0 each. The Eagles extended their record to 13-16, while DePauw and Centre fell to 7-11-1 and 20-2 respectively.
“We haven’t scored goals for a while so it was exciting for us to put a few in the net,” Head Coach Sue Patberg said. “We played with purpose and a lot of heart. It was good to see the spark back.” In their opening game against DePauw, the Eagles made their presence known in the opening minutes, with junior forward Veronica Romero driving a booming shot past the Tiger’s goaltender. The score was Romero’s team leading eighth goal of
Magical Run Ended By Top-Ranked Foe By Ryan Smith Asst. Sports Editor The men’s soccer team ended their season and NCAA tournament run with a 3-0 loss to the top-ranked Messiah College Falcons (Penn.) on Sunday. The Eagles finished their season with a record of 11-7-2. While facing their first topranked opponent in program history, the undefeated Falcons, the Eagles played a tough game, outshooting Messiah 10-9. Both teams recorded four shots on goal. Head Coach Sonny Travis was pleased with his team’s effort in the second half of play. “Our first half was not good,” he said. “We kind of woke up in the second half and realized that we can play with this team.” Messiah struck first, with sophomore forward Jack Thompson delivering a goal in the ninth minute of play. Emory’s best scoring chance of the half came nine minutes later when junior forward Andrew Jones found himself with a one-on-one opportunity against the goalkeeper. But
the Falcon’s senior goalkeeper Jake Berry managed to deflect the ball just wide of the net by Falcons. Messiah pulled ahead to 2-0 on a shot from sophomore midfielder Jeremy Payne at 23:53. The Falcons broke through the Eagles’ defense once again early in the second half when junior forward Joshua Wood secured a pass from Payne and sent it past Emory goalkeeper Abe Hannigan. The Eagles had chances late, with two shots from senior midfielder Andrew Natalino just missing the net. This game marks just the third time that the team has been shut out this season. Hannigan recorded one save on the day, finishing the season with a record of 9-4-0 and leading another strong defensive effort from the Eagles. The team held Messiah to just four shots on goal on the day and only four shots in the first half. Emory became the first team to outshoot Messiah since Ohio Wesleyan University on Sept. 9, 2011. The Eagles have outshot every oppo-
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Squad Impresses in First Individual Meet of Year By Zonair Khan Staff Writer Both the men and women’s diving teams impressed in their first individual meet of the season Saturday, performing well in the First Annual Swimming and Diving Meet at the University of the South in Sewanee (Tenn.). No team score was recorded for Emory because only the divers represented Emory in the invitational.
the season and it snapped a 405-minute scoring drought for Emory. The Eagles continued to apply the pressure in the early minutes of the second half. In the 48th minute, sophomore forward Emily Feldman received senior midfielder Lee Bachouros’s corner kick via junior Lauren Gorodetsky’s header and sent it into the net for her fifth goal of the season. DePauw was never able to find its rhythm as the Eagles contained
For the women, junior Sarah Greene placed first out of seven in the one-meter with a 452.55 and second out of three in the three-meter with a 415.85, both NCAA-qualifying scores. Greene was satisfied with her team’s overall performance and impressed by her teammates. “I thought [the invitational] was a really good meet,” Greene said. “Our freshman [Kellen Hope] won her
event and did well. Annabel [Enquist] dove very well and almost came close to qualifying. Everyone really dove well.” Fellow junior Enquist placed third out of seven in the one-meter and third in the three-meter with a score of 373.00. Hope placed first out of five in the three-meter with a score of 221.25 and fifth out of seven with a
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Sophomores Stephanie Crane and Marissa Gogniat lead the charge for the Eagles. Gogniat finished the race in 18th, leading the Eagles to a second place finish and a spot in the National Championships.
Gogniat Leads Women to NCAA Championships By Megan Hunter Staff Writer The men’s and women’s cross country teams travelled to Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton, Ga. for the NCAA Regional Championships. As the host team, the Eagles were more than prepared for what they knew would be a very difficult course. In addition, the Eagles had a significant showing of support on Saturday morning, as the track and field team and numerous cross country alumni showed up to cheer them on. The women’s team finished second in the 26 team field with a team total of 132 points. Trinity University (Texas) won the met with 33 points and Centre College (Ky.) came in third with 142 points. The Eagles’ second place finish earned them an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship meet. All five of the Eagles’ scoring athletes earned AllRegion honors. Sophomore Marissa Gogniat led
the Eagles with a standout performance, finishing 18th place overall. The remainder of the athletes contributing to the overall team score included sophomore Hannah Moriarty (22nd, 23:38), freshman Aileen Rivell (30th, 23:58), sophomore Tamara Surtees (33rd, 24:02.1) and senior Calley Edwards (34th, 24:02.5). While an overall second place finish was disappointing for the Eagles, the women look to improve their performances on the national stage. With such a young team, this year’s National Championship meet will be a new experience for four out of the seven runners. Although the men’s team came in ranked first in the region, it finished in fifth place, well out of qualifying for the championship meet. The atmosphere amongst the men were grim after the shock of realizing that they had not earned a berth to Nationals. There were a number of factors
that led to the Eagles’ heartbreaking finish, including mediocre performances from most of the team, a knee injury suffered by senior Stephen Ellwood and impressive performances from the rest of the field. On a more positive note, Lukas Mees continued his stellar freshman season, placing 14th with a very respectable time of 26:30 and qualifying him for the National Championships. Mees was the first Eagle across the line in his first collegiate Regional Championships. He will join the women’s team in Terre Haute, Ind. this Saturday for Nationals. “I am not happy at all that we are not going as a team, but I am glad I get to represent Emory at Nationals,” Mees said. Although the men are disappointed at not being able to travel to Terre Haute, the team are focusing on training for the track and field season
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