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Teachers union draws on Lab Schools for inspiration Rebecca Guterman News Staff The Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) is using ideas from the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools to form a response to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call for longer days in Chicago public schools. The CTU is considering whether to extend the school day by 75 minutes, putting that time toward specialized subjects like world languages, music, art, and physical education in a curriculum partially inspired by one implemented at the Lab Schools, which are private. The CTU is presenting its plan as an alternative to a pilot program launched by Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. Nine public schools have entered into the CPS program, which offers incentives to schools for adding 90 minutes to their school day.
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“[Our suggestion] is making a change that wasn’t as dramatic as CPS’s proposal,” Carol Caref, a coordinator for the CTU’s professional development wing, said. The Lab Schools’ model is designed to form well-rounded students from an early age, according to Lab Schools Director David Magill. Magill added that the schools were not involved in the development of the union’s plan. Caref said that the union has looked at many other schools as it sought to draft an acceptable plan for extending the school day. The CTU plan would also give teachers two daily, 45-minute periods for lesson planning, Caref said. The 75-minute extension is still in its planning stages, although Caref said that the CTU may put it on the table when they negotiate with CPS next summer.
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Stevens looks back at 35 years on the bench Hyde Park native discusses capital punishment in packed I-House Assembly Hall
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, A.B. ’41, speaks at International House on Tuesday evening. CAMILLE VAN HORNE | THE CHICAGO MAROON
Harunobu Coryne Associate News Editor Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (A.B. ’41) visited campus yesterday to reflect on his 35-year career on the nation’s highest court, fielding questions about anti-sodomy laws and opining on last month’s execution of Troy Davis before a packed audience in International House’s Assembly Hall. The 500-person auditorium was filled to capacity as Stevens, 91, provided rare insights into the wide range of landmark cases he had presided over before he concluded his 35-year career last April—including the one opinion he said he regrets.
“I have been asked several times about how many cases I would have decided differently if I had to do it over again, and there’s really only one,” Stevens said, singling out his majority opinion in Jurek v. Texas, the landmark 1976 case that effectively reinstated capital punishment in America after a four-year moratorium. Asked by Senior Lecturer in the Law School Dennis Hutchinson about Troy Davis, whose execution last month rekindled the national debate over capital punishment, Stevens defended the Supreme Court’s decision not to intervene at the last minute, arguing that the trial judge had taken “great pains to review the case” after wit-
ness recantations had cast doubt on the conviction. Still, he held reservations about the ruling. “Even though the case met the evidentiary standards, there can’t help but be some doubt in a case of that kind,” he said. “[The case] provides an example of one reason why the death penalty, as a matter of policy, is unwise if there is even a minimum of doubt.” For the most part, the discussion managed to avoid the more technical aspects of the law, with Stevens even eliciting laughs and cheers from the audience with his wry remarks on a number of weighty legal debates, such as campaign finance reform and guncontrol laws. STEVENS continued on page 3
1920: Born on April 20 in Hyde Park. 1925: Starts kindergarten at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. 1937: Graduates from the Lab Schools. His senior yearbook quotes him, “Well, no, because…” illustrating Stevens’ lifelong inclination towards justified dissent. Enrolls at the University of Chicago in the fall. 1938: Participates in an undefeated season with the men’s tennis team, joins the Maroon and Psi Upsilon. 1941: Graduates with an A.B. in English under the guidance of Norman Maclean. December 6: Joins the Navy the day before the Pearl Harbor bombing. 1945: Enrolls at Northwestern University’s law school. 1947: Graduates magna cum laude with his J.D. and the highest GPA in the school’s history. Clerks for Supreme Court Justice Wiley Rutledge. 1954–1955: After working at a law firm and starting his own, Stevens returns to the University of Chicago as a lecturer in the Law School. 1958: Teaches the well-known “Competition and Monopoly” course. Students describe his teaching style as “cheerful” and informal. 1970: Appointed by Richard Nixon to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. 1975: Confirmed unanimously by the Senate to replace William O. Douglas in the United States Supreme Court. 2010: Retires after serving for over 34 years. — Kirsten Gindler
Pritzker alum Bruce Beutler awarded Nobel Prize The members of the rowing team who competed in Paris pose in front of Notre Dame Cathedral.
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Mahmoud Bahrani Sports Editor As other students sleepily made their way to their first Monday morning classes, five members of the University’s rowing team— fourth-years Emily Lo, Chelsea Steffen, Sasha Ostapenko, John Kohler, and third-year Emily Chen, as well as their coach,
Rosemary Anderson—returned home from a four-day long journey to Paris. The team left September 22, a Thursday, arrived in Paris Friday morning, and were greeted by members of their host club, Aviron Marne & Joinville Rowing Club. The trip was made possible by a collaborative effort with the Paris CREW continued on page 10
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Dr. Bruce A. Beutler (M.D. ’81) was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine on Monday, making him the 86th U of C affiliate to win the award. Beutler shares the prize with Jules Hoffman and Ralph Steinman, who passed away three days before the announcement. According to a press release from the Nobel
Prize Committee, Beutler and Hoffman shared half the award “for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity,” while Steinman won the other half “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity.” The Chicago native is the 12th University affiliate to win the prize in the field of Medicine or Physiology, which he said, in an interview with the Nobel Prize website, came as a shock. “I happened to wake up in the
middle of the night. I looked over at my cell phone and I noticed that I had a new email message,” Beutler told the website about the moment he found out about the award. “I squinted at it and I saw that the title line was ‘Nobel Prize,’ so I thought I should give close attention to that.” Beutler’s breakthrough occurred in 1998, when he found that mammals and fruit flies use similar molecules to activate their immune response systems. In a statement, the Nobel
Committee said that the work done by the three prize recipients is being used to develop better vaccines to treat diseases linked to abnormalities in the immune system, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type I diabetes. Their discoveries could also strengthen the immune system against cancerous tumors. “This year’s Nobel laureates have revolutionized our understanding of the immune system by discovering key principles for its activation,” the Jury said.
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After nine years, Stevens makes return visit to the U of C STEVENS continued from front “The Watergate break-ins were financed with campaign expenditures, but I don’t think anyone would say that [they] were protected by the First Amendment,” he said, criticizing the Court’s 5-4 decision last year in Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee that struck down numerous restrictions on corporate advertising during political campaigns. Hundreds of students, faculty, and community members attended the lecture. The Assembly Hall was packed to capacity nearly half an hour before the lecture began, leaving many audience members to watch the discussion via telecast from overflow rooms around campus. It was Stevens’ first visit to the University since 2002. A Hyde Park native who was born in a house on Blackstone Avenue, he attended the Laboratory Schools from kindergarten until high school before going on to study English literature at the College. He was at I-House promoting his latest memoir, Five Chiefs, which recounts his relationships with five Chief Justices, starting with his clerkship under Fred Vinson and continuing into the John Roberts court.
Five Dollar book sale goes to Press Celia Bever News Contributor Sorry, C-Shop: Dollar Shake Day isn’t the only deal on campus. The University of Chicago Press book sale, which offers over 10,000 books for as low as five dollars apiece, will return this year after a three-year hiatus. The Press hasn’t held a book sale since 2008, when swarms of anxious shoppers turned out to peruse editions of The Chicago Manual of Style and purchase copies of Allan Meltzer’s A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 1 at bargain prices. That sale attracted roughly 1,000 visitors and sold thousands of books, according to
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After 40 minutes of case theory, attendees took the question-and-answer session as an opportunity to learn about the man behind the robe. One student asked Stevens which authors and poets he, as an English major, revisits even today. “Whoever wrote the Shakespeare canon,” Stevens said.
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University of Chicago Press Promotions Manager Liz Fischer. She said the sale is a way for the Press to connect with the rest of the University community and to clear out some of their stock. The selection of books spans a variety of genres and fields, from scholarly works to more popular titles, though the event’s size keeps it from occurring more regularly; the 2008 sale was the first in 25 years. “The Great Chicago Book Sale” will be held October 13 and 14 in the Assembly Hall of International House. Doors will be open to the public from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, but the Press is allowing those with a University ID to enter Thursday morning between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Kenwood receives first of city’s CTA displays Janet De La Torre News Staff Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $3.8 million project on Thursday that will add arrival time displays at bus stop shelters throughout the city. At the announcement outside Kenwood Academy, near a stop on the popular 6 bus route, Emanuel unveiled the first of 150 displays that will be installed through March as part of the Digital Sign Project. The project aims to ease daily commutes and make buses run more smoothly. Two other stops within the Hyde Park area, one at the intersection of South Cottage Grove Avenue and East 63rd Street and the other at South Hyde Park Blvd and East 56th Street, will also be installed in the coming months.
“You’re waiting and waiting and it’s been 15 minutes and then three of them arrive all back to back, one busy, three empty,” Emanuel said. After the trial period, 250 more displays are expected to be installed by September 2012, according to the Office of the Mayor. The signs are located to assist the majority of bus users, CTA President Forrest Claypool said. “The 400 signs will benefit 80 percent of the riders at our shelters.” Three parties are sharing the cost of the $3.8 million project: $1.4 million will be provided by the CTA, $1.8 million by the Regional Transportation Authority, and $640,000 from a federal grant. “All the resources are applied to where it matters most, where the commuter meets the system,” Emanuel said.
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A house without a home Midway House exposes flaws in housing strategy and compromises dorm culture The student newspaper of the University of Chicago since 1892 ADAM JANOFSKY Editor-in-Chief CAMILLE VAN HORNE Managing Editor JACK DIMASSIMO Senior Editor AMY MYERS Senior Editor JONATHAN LAI News Editor CHRISTINA PILLSBURY News Editor PETER IANAKIEV Viewpoints Editor SHARAN SHETTY Viewpoints Editor JORDAN LARSON Arts Editor MAHMOUD BAHRANI Sports Editor JESSICA SHEFT-ASON Sports Editor DOUGLAS EVERSON, JR Head Designer KEVIN WANG Web Editor ALICE BLACKWOOD Head Copy Editor GABE VALLEY Head Copy Editor LILY YE Head Copy Editor DARREN LEOW Photo Editor
Approximately 60 first-year students are now living in Midway House, a hastily converted floor of the New Graduate Residence Hall, because of a record yield rate for the Class of 2015. This move not only demonstrates that the University was not prepared to properly accommodate the entire incoming Class of 2015; it also shows poor communication between Housing and Admissions and serves as a setback towards the University’s dedication to creating a positive dorm environment. The House System is an irreplaceable staple of the undergraduate experience at the U of C. While only about 60 percent of undergraduates live in housing, very few will deny that their house shaped their first year in Hyde Park. House tables in the dining hall, study breaks, trips to various Chicago neighborhoods—these are all crucial elements in orienting all
incoming students to their new life both academically and socially. House culture is a value to which the University has repeatedly expressed commitment, and preserving this culture for all first-year students should be of the utmost priority for Housing Services. While it can be safely assumed that the Resident Heads and the students in Midway House are doing everything in their ability to make this year a rewarding one, the fact remains that this situation should have been avoided from the outset. Sixty undergraduates living in graduate student housing cannot possibly provide the close-knit culture that can be found in dorms like South Campus Residence Hall or Broadview, dorms that have a strong sense of community. Being in a dormitory with other first-years and upperclassmen allows for friendships and resources that are vital to
the undergraduate experience. This issue also exposes a gridlock between the efforts of Housing Services and Admissions. Housing administrators have repeatedly expressed the desire to increase the retention of upperclassmen in housing. They would like the housing system to compete with the likes of Harvard where almost all undergraduates live on campus. This goal, while reasonable, is in obvious tension with Admissions’ stated mission of raising the yield rate of incoming first-years. If, as we all hope, the yield rate keeps going up in future years, it is unclear where housing will be able to place all the students wishing to live on campus. Midway House is a symptom of a tricky problem with no easy solution. It’s simply not clear whether providing first-years with a proper and satisfying housing experience is of a higher priority
than promoting upperclassmen to continue living in their current houses and dorms. It certainly is not simply a matter of constructing a new residence hall overnight. However, if push comes to shove, providing first-years with a good incoming experience is most important. If creating Midway House was a necessity, then upperclassmen and transfer students should have been placed there, rather than first-years who have never been introduced to the U of C’s housing culture. Long-term plans should focus on developing on-campus dormitories, but short-term goals must properly account for immediate capacity when striving to preserve the first-year experience.
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A letter to first-years: I am sitting here in a chair identical to the one I sat in last year at this time, typing on the same laptop that witnessed all the agonies and triumphs of my first year of college. In fact, this very room is identical to the one I lived in a year ago, except that I have a different roommate across from me, and I live two floors up. I look very much the same, clothed in the same paint-stained sweatshirt, though my hair is slightly longer and messier. If you saw a photo of this moment, you would scarcely be able to tell if it had been taken in my first year of college or my second.
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most important thing to remember: Don’t be afraid of failure, whether in the classroom, on a sports team, or even in a new relationship. In one year, I learned infinitely more from looking back, with retrospective clarity, upon my many failures than from smiling fondly upon my successes. The second most important thing to remember? Embrace the ambiguity of each moment. There aren’t any definitive “answers” here. There are only many pathways from each choice, and when trying to decide between taking the simple, well-traveled path or the tangled, uncertain, and, often, threatening one, the decision should be obvious: Take the uncertain, but surely richer, path. Join every club you’re interested in, even if you don’t really have the time. The right ones will remain after the first frenzied weeks pass. Take a major class in your second quarter: I guarantee you will rise up to the challenge (I’ve known people who have taken major classes even in their first quarter, and done spectacularly). Catch the Metra to East 93rd EXPLORE continued on page 7
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happening every single moment you’re put into an unfamiliar situation, where the norms of behavior are less prescribed and formalized—which is to say, any moment outside of the classroom. A new question, then: What do I want to get out of this other education? At the risk of sounding too cutesy and pseudo-substantive, I’d say that what I’m looking for can be summed up simply: a well-traveled mind. When we go places—anywhere, new or old— we always see new things and feel new things, which lead to revelations that are often about just how much we don’t know. But being in your first year of college isn’t about physically going to alluringly faraway places (that’s for your second or third year, when you study abroad), it’s about traveling to heretofore undiscovered spaces of the mind. It’s about going to places within yourself that are uncomfortable and challenging, sometimes painfully so. For each person, this entails a different set of choices, each as potentially life-altering as the next. So, as you are faced with these choices, fresh-faced and ready, this is the single
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But this picture is deceptive. The person in this scene is not the same as the one who sat here one year ago, because she has a year of a college education behind her. What’s really in a year? And how does one go about getting the most out of that first—and in many ways, most crucial—year? I guess we need to start instead by asking: What kind of an education do we receive at the University of Chicago? It doesn’t just happen in the classroom. And even when it does, you’re learning a lot more than just the facts of theFrench Revolution or how to solve that difficult integral; you’re surrounded by brilliant students whose thoughts, aspirations, and emotions are constantly informing and shaping your own. But I don’t want to write about the sort of education you’ll experience in the academic trappings of a classroom. You will all get that, from different professors and different rooms, and it will all be wonderfully eye-opening in one way or another. What I do want to talk about is your other education, the one that you’ll find
The killing of radical Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki by an American drone strike in Yemen over the weekend is the latest in a string of recent events that have refocused attention on the terrorist threat. While Awlaki’s death has added fuel to a number of ongoing debates, it also raises an important question which
has received far too little attention: ten years after the September 11 attacks, should the United States really be fighting a war on terrorism? It’s hard to avoid feeling a bit skeptical about the magnitude of the danger posed by Islamist extremism when one looks closely at the Obama administration’s case against Awlaki, which centers around his role in several recent terror plots. First, the most substantive allegations are claims that the cleric’s anti-American rhetoric inspired others to plan violent acts; while the administration has also portrayed him as playing an important operational role within the Yemeni branch of alQaeda, they have offered little specific evidence that he has done more than spout vile slogans. Furthermore, two of the three attacks he was supposedly
involved in—the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 and the failed attempt to set off a car bomb in Times Square in May of 2010—were relatively minor incidents that, in the grand scheme of national security, would have been fairly inconsequential even if both perpetrators had succeeded fully. The attempt to blow up a passenger plane headed for Detroit in December of 2009, in which Awlaki also played a role, posed a more serious threat. However, it is difficult to ground the case against him on this failed attack, since it got as far as it did only because our comically inept national security personnel ignored obvious warning signs including a tip from the attacker’s father. Every death is obviously a tragedy, and some terrorism prevention efforts are
certainly warranted. But should killing the man behind plots like this really have been one of our military’s top priorities (as Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said that it would be when he entered that post in July)? The fact that one of our signature counterterrorism initiatives succeeded by killing someone indirectly linked to largely failed plots which killed fewer than 20 people highlights a persistent problem with discussions about terror and security in the decade since 9/11— an utter inability to rationally weigh costs and benefits. Spectacular terrorist attacks like those mounted against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon can take thousands of lives and inflict serious economic damage, but they do not pose TERRORISM continued on page 7
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EXPLORE continued from page 5 Street and walk to Calumet Fisheries for the best smoked fish in the area and an unforgettable view of industrial-era Chicago by the river. Ride up to Argyle on the Red Line and grab a banh mi sandwich, one of mankind’s cheapest, most delicious creations, from Ba Le Bakery. Wander Hyde Park with a friend just to admire the unique beauty of the neighborhood. Bike to the Point after rainfall to see a rainbow arching over the lake. Take a late-night drive to the Maxwell Street Depot and gorge yourself on so-cheap-it-might-not-be-food burgers and Polish sausages. Discuss whether or not believing in God is the same as believing in an invisible giraffe in the middle of a dance floor at a party. Walk to the 61st Street Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, buy some cool, tart apples, and chat with members of the community. Decide on your favorite public bathroom on campus. Have a conversation until 3 a.m., even though you have class the next day—if it’s a good conversation, of course. Find your own secret spaces. Create your own (mis)adventures, and don’t be afraid to go there.
Suchin Gururangan Viewpoints Contributor
With my first year several months behind me, I think I’ve acquired the capacity to reflect on the experience. After doing so, I’ve come to the realization that I could illustrate the first-year college experience by reference to a seemingly irrelevant topic: the raucous debate going on in Washington right now, and the war against the rich. Over the past few months, we have been badgered by the all-too-familiar name-calling, accusations, and diatribes from the U.S. taxation debate, consisting of both emotional responses to the economic crisis and those disguised as reasonable ones. One side says that the top 1 percent of earners pays around 40 percent of income taxes already, and increasing marginal tax rates risk hindering entrepreneurship and investment when we need them most. The other side says that the rich must play a part in offsetting the spending cut losses and economic tightening that they don’t incur. But tax hiking is not the best solution, and safeguarding the wealthy from the burdens of the rest of the population does not help either. Better solutions exist, but, as always, they are not voiced enough in the debate. For example, The Economist suggested removing
the overwhelming deductions that only the wealthy enjoy, a plan that would raise a great amount of revenue while not hindering innovation. And what about rewarding business investments and innovation with tax breaks? Where are all these creative solutions in the current conversation? Washington’s overarching perception of the world seems to be that national problems have black or white solutions to them, solutions that have no room for subtlety or rational thought. Politicians are not thinking outside the box, and it shows in every debate. They continually confine their solutions to national problems to the cage of their constituency, and resort to either timidity in pursuing useful solutions or enthusiasm in pursuing crazy ones. Meanwhile, the people suffer from growing unemployment and a general distrust in the government. But the point of this article is not to suggest concrete solutions to the tax and revenue problems in the U.S. Rather, I want to show that the curse of black-and-white perspective that plagues politicians is not too different from the one that afflicts many of the first-years entering the College. Perhaps some judge the worth and value of careers on a purely financial basis. Some may stress about academics as if they were in a life-or-death situation. Still others
may view their peers as only wonderful or annoying, with no normal ones in between. First year can all too easily be construed as black or white. During the first year of college, this curse is revealed, and it is juxtaposed with the fresh air of independence, maturity, and creativity towards which the college experience can guide you. In this new, more open environment, one begins to think of careers as possible lifestyles and identities. One gains the perspective that academia constitutes a journey with its own share of failure. One learns to accept people’s faults and appreciate many different characters. Regardless of the specific outcome, the first year of college introduces a new mindset outside of the box of black-and-white. And if you do exit the box, rejoice: You are now free to explore a whole new world of possibility and potential. It’s an easier process for some than it is for others. But you’ll inevitably realize, much like many politicians in Washington today, that if you hang around inside the box too much, dancing to the same monotonous tune, clinging to the same unyielding mindset, you never really leave. Suchin Gururangan is a second-year in the College.
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Lectures are Free and Open to the Public Thanks to the Generous Support of Oriental Institute Members Recent archaeological discoveries have begun to challenge the prevailing view of the Early Iron Age (ca. 1200–900 BCE) as an era of cultural collapse and ethnic strife, or a “dark age,” in the eastern Mediterranean, as depicted in the Homeric epics and the Hebrew Bible. The University of Toronto excavations at Tell Tayinat have begun to uncover the remains of an extensive settlement from this period. This lecture reviews the results of the ongoing Tayinat Archaeological Project investigations and the historical insights they have provided to date. Tim Harrison is a professor in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago.
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An unnecessary battle TERRORISM continued from page 5 an existential threat to American security and are in any case quite rare because of the challenges involved in coordinating them. Isolated low casualty attacks like the Fort Hood shootings are even less costly. Attacks involving weapons of mass destruction and sustained terror campaigns of the sort seen in nations like Israel and Russia represent more serious dangers; however, they are best addressed not through traditional counterterrorism measures but through efforts to secure WMD stockpiles and ensure that there is no domestic support base for an extended period of attacks. Furthermore, it seems implausible to suppose that the risk of terrorism can be completely eliminated without fairly substantial costs; the world’s most powerful nation will inevitably generate dissatisfaction and resentment, and an open society that is part of global economic and communications networks will always be somewhat vulnerable. In light of these realities, it seems unwise to treat the threat posed by Islamist terror as our central national security challenge. Unfortunately, an irrational fear of what are, in reality, minor dangers has led most Americans to do exactly that. This apparent inability to critically weigh the meritsofterrorismpreventionisespeciallyworrisome in a free society. Choosing to grant citizens broad personal freedoms generates complexity and unpredictability which is inherently risky; a nation which is unwilling to tolerate these relatively modest dangers does not value liberty at all. This point makes Americans’ willingness to surrender important rights over the past 10 years particularly disturbing. Reasonable people can disagree over whether it is worth temporarily limiting personal freedom in order to prevent foreign conquest or save large numbers of innocents, but should we really be willing to grant the executive branch unilateral authority to kill American citizens (an authority the Obama administration invoked to justify its campaign against the American-born Awlaki) in order to make sure that no cars ever explode in Times Square? The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki brings the need to move beyond the focus on terrorism that has dominated American national security policy over the last few decades into unusually sharp relief. The flimsy case against Awlaki shows that the dangers now posed by Islamist radicals are far too minor to warrant the attention we devote to them, and the sweeping executive power claims invoked during the effort to eliminate him clearly demonstrate the threat that excessive concern about terrorism poses to our society’s most valuable features. If we’re really fighting the war on terror because of people like Anwar al-Awlaki, then it’s time we ended it. Ajay Ravichandran is a fourth-year in the College majoring in philosophy.
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Classic Hollywood fuels wild Drive Jordan Larson Arts Editor A hot mess of pink and gore, Drive stretches classic Hollywood tropes in every direction. With a plot line reminiscent of the most maudlin films of the past, Drive puts a dark twist on an innocent love story. Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s first film produced in the U.S., Drive won him the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Tellingly, it mixes high and low art perfectly, and much more subtly than Tarantino’s work.
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Ryan Gosling’s character (we are told his name is “Driver,” though he’s never really named at all) is an archetypical tall, dark, and handsome hero who probably says fewer than 50 words in the entire movie. Drive has a long tradition of L.A. stories to look back to and reflect on. In the style of Down in the Valley (2005) and Nathanael West’s 1939 novel
The Day of the Locust, Driver appears from nowhere, and back to nowhere he returns. Driver works as a Hollywood stunt driver and mechanic by day and a heist accomplice by night. His hardened, taciturn demeanor is only compromised when he meets his neighbor, Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos). He becomes devoted to them almost instantly, as if they’re the only oasis of innocence left in this corrupt place. However, things get complicated when Irene’s husband, Standard (Oscar Isaac) is released from prison and the family falls back in dangerous hands. Of course, Driver, being the heroically empty shell of a man he is, must step in to save Irene and Benicio, and the film threatens to become merely a sexier version of Slingblade (1996). Drive, with its sharp style and garish ‘80s soundtrack, is a study in extremes. While the film revels in nostalgia and a certain dose of camp, the film knows it’s too pretty to actually indulge in this kitschy, countercultural, and undoubtedly ugly genre, as last year’s Black Swan did. The over-stylization, storyline, and Gosling’s stoic acting are near-
Ryan Gosling stars as an unnamed grease mechanic who refuses to be a backseat driver. COURTESY OF RICHARD FOREMAN
ly beyond believability, though they’re so soaked in the cinematic tropes of yesteryear that they can slide by. The film is largely a commentary on cinematic stereotypes of the past. A common, and patently absurd, premise is transformed into something original by giving
the main man an obnoxious scorpion jacket, adorning the film’s credits with hot pink, and filling the soundtrack with heavy nightclub music. It’s almost as if Drive is just begging you to make fun of it so it can turn around and kick your ass. It’s a heady mixture of naivety and vulgarity, the
sickly sweet romance balanced by the outburst of outrageous and stomach-churning violence. What we’re left with is an extremely cool, engaging , and at times unsettling story of a truly imaginary character—someone who will never exist in real life, just as he barely exists on the screen.
Reich finds harmony in tragedy Six photographers play house at HPAC Scotty Campbell Arts Contributor
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More controversy has surrounded the latest album by Steve Reich, the Pulitzer Prize–winning American minimalist composer, than any other of his works. WTC 9/11, Reich’s reflection on the September 11 attacks, was released by Nonesuch last month to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the event. WTC 9/11 is written in three movements and scored for three string quartets (all played excellently by Kronos Quartet) and contains prerecorded voices as well. The first movement (“9/11”) combines the hectic shouts of fire-
WTC 9/11 Steve Reich Nonesuch
men at the World Trade Center and air traffic controllers, with pulsing, strident chords played on the strings. Other sounds like the beeping of telephones and radio static add to the chaos and urgency of the piece. The second movement (“2010”) contains recent recordings of interviews with bystanders of the event. Reich manipulates the recordings by electronically elongating ends of spoken phrases in order to isolate the final pitch of each phrase, layering them to create a wall of sound. The strings sometimes mimic the subtle melodies of the eyewitnesses, who relate factual information about the event. Reich weaves together accounts like “Everyone was running” and “Suddenly it was black outside” with strings, making the speech into song. Reich is no stranger to either this method of composition or heavy subject matter. His earlier work Different Trains combines recorded interviews with Holocaust survivors and voices of an American train worker with rhythmic strings, drawing comparisons between Europe and America during World War II. Despite these similarities, WTC 9/11 fails to
Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11
confront its titular event as poignantly as Different Trains addresses the Holocaust. While the speech clips in Different Trains are interwoven with the fabric of the piece itself, the voices in WTC 9/11 are too often isolated, making the piece uncomfortably sparse. In addition, the album offers a few chaotic shouts and eyewitness reports rather than a more open discussion on the effects of the attacks themselves. This is perhaps a result of political pressures, a move by the composer to avoid offending listeners on any side. Reich’s uncharacteristic musical and emotional conservatism is mirrored in the controversy surrounding the album’s cover art, which originally showed a photograph of a plane crashing into the first tower. Due to public outcry, Nonesuch changed the picture to one of smoke, symbolic of the frustratingly clouded and ambiguous nature of the music. The piece has a redeeming moment in the third and final movement (“WTC”), when a man speaks over the ghostly interweaving songs of Jewish men and women keeping vigil for the victims of the attacks: “The world to come…I don’t really know what that means. There’s the world right here.” “The world to come” is the second “WTC” that Reich refers to, and nowhere in the piece is this better addressed than in this moment of emotional and WTC continued on page 9
No Place Like Home, Hyde Park Art Center’s new exhibit, gives an ironic twist to Dorothy’s Kansas-bound journey in The Wizard of Oz. The exhibit, curated by Chicago photographer Dawoud Bey, features six photographers who explore stereotypes of domestic and communal life. No Place Like Home questions preconceived notions of home by presenting clichés, analyzing them, and defying them. Through their work, the photographers demonstrate that homes and the relationships within them are complex, and largely influenced by political, cultural, economic, and social factors. The exhibition begins with the work of Leilani Wertens, whose photographs depict the bare interiors of houses in the midst of estate sales. Devoid of their former inhabitants, these homes are reduced to a series of objects with price tags, waiting to be sold and put to use elsewhere. Werten’s somber color scheme and moody lighting conveys the cynical notion that home is not deep-rooted, but is rather dispensable; formerly treasured objects are left behind or carelessly lost. Her standout piece, “Central Road, Village of New Lenox, IL 60541,” is an image of a wall once covered with family photographs. Only a single portrait remains on the wall, smiling innocently towards the viewerl, the last remnant of the home’s previous life. While the works of the other photographers possess a subtle sadness, those of Lisa Lindvay uses sadness consciously and powerfully. In a series of six photographs, Lindvay explicitly depicts the troubled quality of her own home. Some shots portray unhappy teenagers; others such as “Family Room” show living spaces littered with garbage. Lindvay’s photos sometimes border on being merely angsty, but one image, “My Dad Napping with Zoe,” adds more depth to her selection. This image of a middle-aged man sleeping with his arm around a dog shows that certain
simple pleasures are shared by every household. Jason Reblando’s work is made up of photographs taken in three separate neighborhoods in Maryland, Ohio, and Wisconsin, respectively. Each community was part of Franklin Roosevelt’s vision for economic reform during the New Deal. Reblando’s work depicts socioeconomic disparity and racial barriers in these so-called utopias through contrasting photographs. In one side-byside pairing, a picture of four black men sitting on a bench in a desolate field is laid next to one of a group of white senior citizens at a performance near a park gazebo. Reblando ultimately questions the legitimacy of these ideal communities, given the glaring social inequities within them. Jessica Rodrigue’s photographs also focus on Chicago, specifically the exteriors of homes and communities in industrial areas. Her images reveal a world of chain-link fences, uninviting parks, and shabby houses. The most interesting composition, “Electrical Tower,” is shot so that the homes behind the tower appear to be ensnared in the metal framework, while a discreet warning sign hangs from one of the beams. Here, home is depicted as a cold, uninviting, even unsafe place that is sectioned off and alienated from the viewer. In Jon Lowenstein’s black and white photographs of Chicago’s South Side, the subjects range from children playing in open spaces to a teenage girl wearing a prom dress in her living room. Lowenstein also depicts a darker side to the community by including personal loss and gang activity. He captures the rich sense of community shared among the residents as well as the troubles they face. Of the photographers featured in this exhibit, Lowenstein best expresses his ideas on the meaning of “home.” However, University of Chicago Ph.D. student David Schalliol demonstrates that the fundamental social troubles that plague inner city neighborhoods remain even after the community disappears. He focuses primarily on the physical and economic depreciation of real estate in Chicago’s HOME continued on page 9
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A flattering form for fall Chicago: where rain is a prelude to more rain, and sunshine a prelude to snow. Whether you’re living in the city for the first time or are having trouble re-adjusting after three glorious months of sensible weather, you might need a quick refresher on how to cope with the city’s temperamental temperatures and puzzling precipitation patterns. Adopt the official motto of the Boy Scouts—those oft-repeated two little words: be prepared. Be prepared for rain, sleet, and the gloom of night. In fact, just imagine yourself as a fashionable blending of the Boy Scouts and the U.S. Postal Service. Invest in a cute and easily compacted umbrella to stow in your book bag permanently. And make sure your bag can be closed securely; not only will this prevent you from losing items or having them stolen, it’ll also keep rain from ruining all of your textbooks. As cute as tote bag might be, it’s not always the best autumnal choice. Take the time to treat your leather items—boots, jackets, the works— so they’ll withstand the rain or snow. Yes, it takes a little effort, but they’ll last longer and look better. Realizing that the weather could be sour or sweet at any moment, and being cognizant of the fact that however carefully you stalk the weather service you’ll never accurately predict it, dressing in layers is never a bad idea. I rarely venture outdoors without a cardigan or denim button-down, jacket or blazer, and scarf—three items I know I can easily rearrange if need be.
The key to layering is not picking bulky items. You want thin and sleek—items that lie well together so they don’t distort your shape. At the same time, you want enough of a size difference that they don’t bunch up. It’s not about stuffing yourself into multiple tight-fitting items, but about pairing somewhat tailored pieces together that fit in each other like babushka dolls. Otherwise, you’ll look bigger than you are, and like you literally woke up and put on the first three things you saw. Although Barbie-esque matching has become a major trend over the past few months, I don’t recommend it—it’s a little fussy, especially for most college students. When layering, I prefer using more than one hue or not matching different pieces exactly. Instead, choose items that go together, and one with a bit of pop—a gray cardigan, tweed blazer, and red scarf, for instance. This will also help you maintain your shape while layering. If you only choose one color or get too matchy, your layers could blend together into a single, indistinguishable mass. I lean towards using a bright scarf to jazz up your layers a little as well as prevent them from blurring into each other. However, if you’re still worried about appearing too bulky, try using a long necklace or a rectangular scarf with only one end trailing down the front to break up your layers and create a vertical line for the eye to follow. With any luck, these tips will keep you constantly cozy, as well as fashionable and fabulous.
Chaos becomes instrumental Oz through a new lens WTC continued from page 8 intellectual clarity amidst the chaos. The album also contains Reich’s other works “Mallet Quartet,” here performed by So Percussion, and “Dance Patterns,” performed by Steve Reich and Musicians. “Mallet Quartet” showcases Reich’s other favorite type of instrumentation–Metallic notes played on vibraphones intone over marimbas pulsing chords in the background. Although it is generally effective and energetic, “Mallet Quartet” is disappointingly similar to Reich’s other works for percussion ensemble. “Dance Patterns” is more playful than “Mallet Quartet” but still has many parallels. Pianos, xylophones, and vibraphones pound out interlocking chords to create a rhythmic melody–a Reich trademark. However, it unfortunately serves as simply another six minutes of pulsing percussion, tacked on to the end of album that, though politically and emotionally charged, is not entirely effective.
HOME continued from page 8 South and West Sides. Each photograph is titled “Isolated Building,” followed by an individual number. The ambiguity of the titles suggests these photographs are part of a larger trend, and not merely a particular sociological sampling. Nevertheless, Schalliol’s works are insightful and raise controversial questions, such as the roles race and socioeconomic status play in the development of a community and the future status of these neighborhoods. By featuring multiple photographers No Place Like Home captures the subjectivity that lies in the notion of home. The exhibit pushes the viewers to explore the dynamics of communities and the relationships among those both within the community and the surrounding area. The titular Wizard of Oz reference is certainly appropriate: No matter how unsightly or troubled, home is the unique epicenter of our lives, and there is no place quite like it.
THE CHICAGO MAROON | SPORTS | October 4, 2011
Crew team tests water abroad with trip to Paris
Fourth-year John Kohler rows in the Chicago River earlier in the year. The team will host the Parisian clubs this July. JAMIE MANLEY | THE CHICAGO MAROON
CREW continued from front page Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International Program. In July, as a continued part of the program, Chicago will host the Parisian clubs in Chicago. The relationship will be an ongoing one, as crew will travel to Paris every September and host the Aviron Marne and Joinville clubs in July. The overseas excursion was the first for crew, and it was also the first time that the athletic department has provided financial assistance in sending a club team overseas. Upon receiving the invitation from the French clubs, the team met with head athletic director Tom Weingartner and assistant athletic director in charge of intramural, recreation, and club sports, Brian Bock. The athletic department ultimately decided to pay for approximately
half of the trip, according to Chen, who is secretary and website manager for the team. The other 50 percent were provided from the team’s funds. The NCAA prohibits athletic departments from funding athletic trips abroad more than once every three years, but because of the crew team’s club sport status, they are able to work around this restriction. While in Paris, crew needed only to pay for food out of pocket, as lodging was provided by members of the host club. Much like the baseball team’s trip to Japan in 1998, the Paris journey was a very welcome, but unexpected, surprise. “It was very last minute for us because literally we found out we were going two weeks before it happened,” Chen said. The athletic department jumped at the opportunity to send the team to Paris, solidify-
ing its reputation as an athletic departments dedicated to sending athletes abroad. Since 1997, 10 Chicago sports programs have traveled to 14 nations on four different continents. “The same rationale that Dean [ John] Boyer has made for the study abroad programs, we make for international travel,” Weingartner said in an interview last week. “We’re part of the global community. These are profoundly memorable experiences that you learn a lot from. You’re exposed to a lot, and hey, they’re fun.” While in Paris, the team competed in the La 25ème Traversée de Paris, which translates to, “the 25th crossing of Paris.” The ‘“crossing” is not a race; rather, twenty five teams from across the world ride in close to 200 boats over a distance of 21 miles along the River Seine over the course of roughly two hours, allowing rowers to
take in such landmarks as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame. “[Being] able to row past these beautiful monuments in this beautiful place…It was just overwhelming in such a good way,” Steffen said. Chicago was the first American team to ever partake in the historic event. The team was given an American flag to display as they rowed down the Siene, leading to cheers and applause from French observers. “One French boat actually started singing the American national anthem as we rode by them,” Chen said, laughing. The team used three criteria_seniority, experience, and leadership-in order to decide which members were selected to make the trip abroad. Chen was the only non-fourth-year amongst those that traveled, and doesn’t plan on making the trip next year so that more members of the team are able to go abroad. The team’s close-knit nature quelled what few arguments there were over who would ultimately get the opportunity to go on the trip, Steffen said. “I think the really good thing about our team at this point is that we’re all very good friends. We would’ve all been happy to give that opportunity to anyone else on the team. Although the team lauded the administration for the opportunity to go abroad, some mentioned that the trip would be even better would if it could be lengthened. “I think next year, if possible, adding a couple of extra days [would help],” Ostapenko said. “That being said, the trip was absolutely amazing.” The team had their first regular season regatta this past weekend on Saturday, a low-key scrimmage against teams from Northwestern and North Park, among others. The men took first in both men’s varsity eight and four with coxswain, while the women also took first in varsity eight and four with coxswain. Chicago’s next competition will be on this Friday at the Head of the Rock regatta in Rockford, IL.
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FOOTBALL continued from back The play of the game came early in the fourth quarter, when fourth-year cornerback Emmett Carrier silenced a 71-yard Ohio Wesleyan drive with a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown, giving the Maroons an 11 point lead with 10 minutes to play. Chicago’s stout defense was able to hang on for the victory. Confident in their strong defensive play in the first half, the Maroons did not need to make many halftime adjustments, despite being down by three. Instead, Chicago reminded itself to prevent the mental errors that gave Ohio Wesleyan the lead early in the game. “Coming into the locker room after halftime we knew that we were playing a good game, but we also knew that we would have to limit our mental mistakes in order to come out with a win,” said first-year linebacker Schuyler Montefalco, who led the defensive effort with 10 tackles and a sack. “We made our adjustments and played a great second half of Maroon football.” Shelton had thrown for 183 yards and two touchdowns on the season before his big day. All the more impressive is the fact that Shelton delivered his impressive performance off the bench. “Every game, no matter what your role, you have to be ready to play. My mentality
when I’ve been in a backup role is that I’m one play away from going in,” said Shelton, who finished the day having completed 5 of 6 passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns. “Anything can happen, and if your number gets called you need to be ready. On the sidelines you just try to stay loose and support your teammates the best way you can.” First-year running back Zak Ross-Nash led the ground attack with 87 yards on 18 carries. The team combined to rush for 198 yards on the day. At 3–2, Chicago will undoubtedly need to continue playing the type of strong defensive football they played on Saturday in order to have a shot at a playoff bid. However, the team is taking the season one game at a time. “This game was definitely a big win for us,” said Carrier. “We’re not looking ahead at playoffs right now; we were just focused on playing a good game after last weekend.” “We didn’t get in with an 8–2 record last year, but hopefully things will shake out differently this year,” said Brizzolara, who also had a 51-yard punt return in the game. “All we can control is how we perform.” Chicago will take on Denison at Denison next Saturday, October 8 at 12 p.m. EST.
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“We did not play our best during this game and that is reflected in the game distribution and score,” Belak said. “We were happy to pull off the win, but in no way satisfied with our play.” The Maroons used the motivation to dominate their last opponent, Rochester, in a straight-set 25–19, 25–19, 25–13 victory on Sunday. Five players contributed more than five kills and Chicago recorded 13.5 total blocks on the day.
“Our Rochester game was better because despite lulls we played fairly solidly for three entire games and worked together cohesively as a team,” Belak said. “We did not have a different mindset going into [this] game than we did going up against Emory and Case,” Clark explained of the Maroons’s outlook. “We treat every team the same and lay out specific skills as a team that we need to perfect [in] every match in order to win.” The Maroons will be away at Concordia on Wednesday.
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Chicago ties Emory 1-1 with penalty kick by Jovanovic Women’s Soccer Alexander Sotiropoulos Associate Sports Editor Coming off a 1–2 loss to thirdranked Wheaton (10–0) last Tuesday, women’s soccer (5–3–1, 0–0–1) was able to compromise in their UAA opener, tying Emory (8–0–2, 0–0–1) 1–1 on Saturday at Stagg Field. Although Emory is only ranked one position behind Wheaton in the latest national poll, the Maroons were confident going into Saturday’s match. “Despite Emory’s high ranking, we did not go into the game expecting to lose,” first-year Meghan Derken said. “We knew that it would be a difficult game, but we felt that we would be evenly matched with them.” Chicago’s confidence was tested early on. Just 44 seconds into the game, Emory found holes in the Maroons’ defense, leading to a goal inside of the box by Emory forward Charlotte Butker. “Emory came out very strong, and unfortunately, we were not
prepared for that,” Derken said. “The first goal was a huge wakeup call for us.” Although the Maroons did not allow any more goals in the half, the momentum was still on Emory’s side. The Eagles outshot the South Siders 5-2 in the first 45 minutes of action. The Maroons came out in the second half refocused, outshooting Emory 11-5. Despite having fewer chances, the Eagles gave Chicago a scare in the 55th minute, when forward Merrill Bachouras had an open shot against fourth-year goalkeeper Emma Gormley. Gormley came up with the diving save to keep the game at 1–0. About 20 minutes later, the Maroons had an opportunity of their own. Second-year Natalia Jovanovic was clipped inside of the box with the ball on her feet, drawing a penalty kick. Jovanovic was down after the incident and was limping when she stood up. She was able to recompose herself and sank the penalty in the corner of the net to tie the game at 1–1.
Hope for post-season run with win at Ohio-Wesleyan Football Daniel Lewis Sports Staff Big plays and strong defense paid off for Chicago on the road against Ohio Wesleyan. After trailing by three going into halftime, the Maroons rallied behind third-year quarterback Kevin Shelton to beat the Battling Bishops by a final score of 21–10, improving to 3–2 on the season. Chicago started out shaky, as their first four drives all ended in
turnovers—two interceptions, followed by two lost fumbles—but Ohio Wesleyan was only able to capitalize for one touchdown. Down by seven in the second quarter, Shelton replaced the starter, second-year Vincent Cortina, and found third-year tight end Brandon Meckelberg for a two-yard score. Shelton also connected with thirdyear wideout Dee Brizzolara for a 32-yard touchdown in the third quarter, making it the 10th consecutive game Brizzolara has hit paydirt. FOOTBALL continued on page 10
Whitmore leads Maroons at Loyola Inviational In his second sub-25 minute performance of the year, third-year William Whitmore continues what has been a sensational season. DARREN LEOW | THE CHICAGO MAROON
After several missed opportunities by both teams, the game was even when the final whistle blew, calling for a “golden goal,” or two overtime periods of ten minutes each. The overtime periods provided both sides with many game-winning chances. In the fourth minutes of the first overtime, Emory midfielder Lee Bachouros sent a shot flying from way outside the box. Gormley underestimated the ball’s height, and it sailed over her head to hit the post. The game ended in a 1–1 tie, and gave both teams a record of 0–0–1 in the UAA. Derken said she was pleased with the comeback the Maroons made. “Given the fact that we were down a goal after the first 10 minutes, we were happy that we were able to come back and tie the game,” she said. “It takes a lot for a team to play from behind and come back the way we did.” The Maroons play against Carthage on Tuesday, October 4 at Stagg Field, 7 p.m.
First-year Sara Kwan slides down towards the ball in a previous game against Wheaton. AUMER SHUGHOURY | THE CHICAGO MAROON
Maroons receive first glimpse of UAA action Volleyball Charles Fang Sports Staff Was there any doubt that there would be an epic collision when two nationally-ranked rivals met each other in their first taste of conference play this season? The fourth-ranked and 16th ranked teams in the nation, Emory and Chicago respectively, squared off Saturday in the first match of the UAA round robin. To add to the buildup, Emory had eliminated Chicago from the UAA Championships last year en route to winning the tourney and both figure to play significant roles in this year’s postseason. The Maroons stumbled out of the gates as Emory took the first game in the best-of-five match. But the Chicago side rebounded in stunning fashion by winning the next two games to put the defending UAA champion Eagles on the brink. “In the second and third sets we were on fire,” second-year Nikki DelZenero stated. “Our defense and consistency on offense forced them to make errors.” The momentous victory for Chicago was not to be as Emory rattled off a few volleys themselves. The next set was tightly contested until Emory rallied midway to put the game out of reach and tie up the match. The Eagles then finished off the depleted Maroons in a dominating fifth game and continued a 17-game win streak with the 25–21, 20–25, 18–25, 25– 16, 15–8 victory. “In the fourth set, the score was tight until about 12 or 13 and we just couldn’t finish strong,” said DelZenero. “I think that’s what caused us to not show up in the fifth until it was too late.”
“Our game against Emory displayed, at times, the high quality of play of which our team is capable,” fourth-year Colleen Belak said. “Of course we are sorely disappointed with our loss. We did not put three games together well enough to pull out a win against Emory and that is very frustrating for a team with our potential.” The quality from both sides was undeniable as both squads had to summon their maximum effort to overcome deficits at one point or another in the match. Second-year Morgan Clark and fourth-year Isis Smalls led the Maroons’s offense with 11 kills each, while third-year Caroline Brander led the defense with 3.5 blocks and Chicago totaled a monster 86 defensive digs. Emory’s numbers were even more thunderous with 74 total kills and 95 defensive digs. However, the importance of these outsized statistics lay in where they were accumulated in the course of the match. The Eagles held the advantage in that aspect, garnering the win in the process. “The match was decided by a few runs and changes of momentum,” Clark said. “As we work to progress more as a team and polish up a few things, we will gain more control over those situations and peak as a team at the right time going into postseason.” With their second loss of the season coming against yet another nationally-ranked opponent, the Maroons will have to answer questions of their ability to close against elite teams. Their earlier loss against Carthage was eerily similar to this one, as Chicago had an early 2–1 lead in games before succumbing to the higher-ranked opponent. But the Maroons were quick to point out
that this match required more effort from their opponent and showcased a more complete technical proficiency from the Chicago side. “We took the lesson that we learned against Carthage and applied it to this match and we will now learn from the Emory match to improve for our next one,” head coach Vanessa Walby affirmed of the Maroons’ development. “This was not the same team that played against Carthage,” DelZenero stated. “I have no doubt in my mind we can hang with the elite teams. We’re close to beating these teams and we’re going to put it together.” Both teams admitted after the match to considerable fatigue, both mental and physical. “We knew it was going to be a battle with this team and I honestly had a feeling before the match that it was going to go five games,” Walby said. “It was difficult for us to bounce back after our Emory match and Emory’s [coach] actually said it took her team a little bit [of strain] as well.” In the next match, their depletion was evident in the way Case Western Reserve jumped out to an early 2–1 lead before Clark and Smalls took control, giving Chicago the 26–24, 20–25, 24–26, 25–22, 15–11 win. The Maroons’s offensive duo collected 14 and 15 kills respectively as Chicago recorded a season-high 60 kills and 103 defensive digs. Besides the exhaustion, the Maroons also had to contend with a great defensive team in Case. “The Case match was a great test to our team and mainly to our offensive system,” Clark said. “We really had to rely on our offense to step up and terminate the ball in order to avoid long rallies, [producing] the high kill count.” VOLLEYBALL continued on page 10