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The cast of SIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rentâ&#x20AC;? sing at a dress rehearsal Tuesday night at McLeod Theater. The awardwinning musical, which kicks off the season for McLeod, is directed by Courtney Self with music directed by Kay Satoh and Tim Fink. Performances will run at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $6 for students.

Affirmative action has become a recent issue in the United States. A case that has been before the Supreme Court since Oct. 10 about reverse racism has brought affirmative action to the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attention. Affirmative action refers to policies that consider factors such as race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin to benefit underrepresented groups in areas of employment, education and business. Some students and staff at the university have mixed opinions on the matter. In the court case Fisher v. the University of Texas, plaintiff Abigail Fisher claims she was denied undergraduate admission to the university because she is white. Please see AFFIRMATIVE | 3

&RXQFLODSSURYHVEXGJHWUHFRPPHQGDWLRQV .$567(1%85*67$+/(5 'DLO\(J\SWLDQ The Graduate Student Professional Council voted in favor of all budget allocation recommendations Tuesday night. Service projects and several health classesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; possible transition to life science classes also made the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agenda. GPSC heard recommendations from the Fee Allocation Board, a council sub-committee composed of existing GPSC members, on where to distribute money. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We, like most, are moneycrunched, so there are going to be a lot of good events that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t funded by us,â&#x20AC;? said Peter Lucas, vice president

of GPSC administrative affairs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel that GPSC money should go toward research and education opportunities for graduate students. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the mission statement weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with.â&#x20AC;? Lucas said prior meetings would often involve rehashing issues the Fee Allocation Board already talked about during closed session. The new council is more willing to trust the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s findings, he said. The first item the board proposed was the invitation of Kathryn Conrad, a guest speaker from the University of Kansas who would deliver an Irish literature lecture. The board recommended allotting $1,325 for her visit.

GPSC voted next on a proposition to bring Andrew Jenks, star of MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;World of Jenks,â&#x20AC;? to the university as a guest speaker. The board recommended GPSC deny funding. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did not feel that this fit within the philosophy that we should be funding,â&#x20AC;? Lucas said. The next council vote came to fund the Barristersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ball, an annual semi-formal dance held by the Student Bar Association. The Fee Allocation Board recommended designating $3,400 for it. A graduate student philosophy conference was also approved, and the council allocated $800 for it. Lucas also presented a university

Core Curriculum Advisement Committee report. The required number of core curriculum course hours causes several campus programs to go over the 120-hour graduation requirement. He said the committee may suggest the university drop health course requirements as a result. Lucas said three health courses could be bumped to three-credithour courses in the Life Sciences program. One course, Health Education 205, is one that could be bumped. However, he said the graduate health program could be in danger if plans fall through. Several assistantships would have to be cut if the class does not make the transition, Lucas said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was told it could be the end of the doctoral program in health education,â&#x20AC;? he said. Lucas said he did not expect any transitional issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone wants to see this (transition) happen,â&#x20AC;? he said. Blaine Tisdale, president of GPSC, also reported the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitutional review committee findings, which included confusing language and strict constitutional guidelines. He said the GPSC would vote on constitution changes within the next month. Karsten Burgstahler can be reached at kburgstahler@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311. ext. 254.

6(02Ň&#x2039;VHQUROOPHQWQXPEHUVUHDFKDOOWLPHKLJK 5,/(<6:,1)25' 'DLO\(J\SWLDQ A university located about 45 minutes from Carbondale is enjoying the highest enrollment numbers it has ever seen. Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo., has 11,729 undergraduate and graduate students on campus this fall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a 1.9 percent increase from last year,

according to numbers recently released by the university. This is the 18th-straight year of enrollment growth for the school, the data showed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are thrilled so many students have chosen Southeast to pursue their educational goals,â&#x20AC;? said Debbie Below, associate vice president for enrollment management and director of admissions at SEMO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to them completing their degrees here.â&#x20AC;?

The combined undergraduate and graduate student full-time equivalency rate is also up 1.3 percent from fall 2011, the data states. Below said the figures indicate the institution has more full-time and fewer part-time students this fall. SEMO is at its second-highest retention rate in the past 10 years, Below said, with 73.8 percent of students returning from the spring semester. Alyssa Schaffrin, an admissions

officer at SEMO, said she understands why more students are choosing the school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To me, SEMO is the whole package,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very affordable, even for an out-of-state student. It has over 200 areas of study, Division I athletics and a great sense of community with active student life.â&#x20AC;? According to SEMOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, undergraduate students will each pay $9,588 in tuition and fees this year.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once students hear about SEMO and its low cost, high quality education, it is easy for them to see why it is a university of first choice for so many,â&#x20AC;? Schaffrin said. While SEMO is experiencing growth, enrollment numbers released last month by SIU showed enrollment in Carbondale has declined for the eighth consecutive year. Please see SEMO | 3


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Rushee Elaine Kalla draws a big laugh out of other rushees and Delta Sigma Epsilon members at the sororityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slumber party Friday night. The party lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Crest dinners were Saturday evening and ribbon pledging Sunday afternoon.


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The University of Texas is not alone in dealing with affirmative action cases. Other universities across the country have had issues with the topic, including SIU. In 2005, SIU was threatened with a lawsuit by the Department of Justice because three university-offered fellowship programs allegedly discriminated against males, nonpreferred minorities and whites. SIU agreed to change the programs, and the lawsuit was dropped, according to the Leadership Conference website. SIU decided to encourage more diverse populations to participate in the fellowship programs, which consisted primarily of underrepresented minorities and women. While affirmative action is being discussed at the national level, many students and faculty at SIU weighed in on the matter. Affirmative Action at SIU Linda McCabe Smith, associate chancellor for institutional diversity, said she does not think race is the only issue in the Fisher case. Smith said she has been the head of the affirmative action office for almost five years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have not had (affirmative action) complaints since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in this office,â&#x20AC;? she said. She said she thinks all students have equal success opportunities at the university no matter their race. Affirmative action is not an outdated philosophy, Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maybe not the best we have, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we have in place to ensure firm action is taken to make sure people have equal opportunities,â&#x20AC;? she said. Smith said most people do not understand affirmative action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (skin color),â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is about being qualified, and a lot of individuals sometimes misinterpret that as saying you are getting someone in that is not qualified for a position, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case.â&#x20AC;? Smith said all individuals, no matter their race, are accepted to the university if they meet criteria. She said affirmative action is not about the numbers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not about quotas,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a misconception. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdated.â&#x20AC;? Student Input â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think a lot of people automatically assume that (Hispanics) have it easier because (weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re minorities),â&#x20AC;? said Candis Nikolic, a graduate student in social work from Chicago

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certain amount of numbers (of minorities) in their schools.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Barton said he thinks Fisher is correct in taking a stand against the University of Texas. He said he thinks whites have a disadvantage because minorities have access to scholarships only available to their respective ethnic groups. Zachary Tockstein, a sophomore from Metropolis studying art, said Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s admittance should have been based on her high school transcripts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it is purely because of (Fisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) race, that wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make sense,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If (the case) is just because of her race, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s terrible.â&#x20AC;&#x153; Tockstein also said he does not think race is as much of an issue at SIU as other places he has been.

SIU has 18,847 students enrolled at the university this fall, which is a a 970-student decline from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 19,817. Matt Studie, a junior accounting major at SEMO who grew up in southern Illinois, said he considered SIU but thinks he made the right decision. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SEMO is a great school, and I chose it because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the home of the Harrison College of Business, which has been constantly ranked among the top 10 percent of business schools not only nationally but internationally as well,â&#x20AC;? he said. Studie, who is from Marion, said he chose not to go to SIU because he wanted to be away from home and learn to live on his own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought SIU would be just a watered down version of community college in that I would have the same friends I always did in high school and not be able to branch out as much,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Also, living with or near my parents would have made me much less independent.â&#x20AC;? Carly Crabtree, a freshman at SEMO from Marion, and Jessica Ninness, a junior at SEMO from Marion, said they chose SEMO because it offered more scholarship opportunities than SIU or other schools. Ninness also said she liked the campusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; size and location. Jordan Murphy, a freshman at SEMO from Marion, said she chose the school because both her parents and her sister went there. Nick Aholt, a senior from Owkaville studying paralegal studies, said he chose SIU over other regional schools because of what the university offers to veterans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy I came to SIU,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to a community college first and then SIUE, but this place is great to veterans and it gives me all I need.â&#x20AC;? Elexus Ferrari, a freshman from Christopher studying anthropology, said she did not consider any other schools before choosing SIU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;SIU was close enough where I could have some independence but could still go home if I needed to,â&#x20AC;? she said. Schaffrin said she believes SEMO will continue to see enrollment increases during the next few years. She said the increased enrollment has brought more school funding and allowed it to improve its offerings, which will help further boost enrollment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being a medium-sized school, you really get the best of both worlds,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have many of the perks students are looking for in a large university, but we also have small class sizes and personal attention in studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; education.â&#x20AC;?

Matt Daray can be reached at mdaray@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 254.

Riley Swinford can be reached at rswinford@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 268.

Natalia MontaĂąo, a graduate student from Honduras studying forestry and a worker at the Hispanic/Latino Resource Center, said she thinks this affirmative action case is a common U.S. problem. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes people speak out about it, and sometimes people just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it, but I think you can still see it in many places,â&#x20AC;? she said. MontaĂąo said sometimes skin color causes prejudice, and it has even been a factor for her at SIU. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had this time where (someone) didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even ask my name. They asked what race I was, which, for me, was really weird,â&#x20AC;? she said. MontaĂąo said she understands why Fisher is upset at the University of Texas, but she thinks claiming her race was the reason she was not accepted is a poor excuse.

%ODFN5HVRXUFH&HQWHU Jermaine Taylor, a graduate student from Chicago studying rehabilitation counseling and a worker at the Black Resource Center, said he thinks the case is justified if Fisher meets the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s criteria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If she meets the requirements ... if she complied for her part, she should be given the things she worked hard for,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important she stands up for what she believes in.â&#x20AC;? Taylor said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think affirmative action is an outdated method, though. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s modern world is too big, and you just have segments of the world that are not up to speed,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To say that it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong would be totally ignoring the issue because a lot of things that historically held people back in some shape or form still happen.â&#x20AC;? He said he thinks the campus offers plenty of equal opportunities, and affirmative action is probably more of an issue off-campus.

/HVELDQ*D\%LVH[XDO7UDQV DQG4XHHU5HVRXUFH &HQWHU Wendy Weinhold, coordinator for the LGBTQ Resource Center, said she thinks the case is a sign of a changing time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it is indicative of the times we are in and clearly a sign of continued fears about loss of white privilege and the backlash that results when the opportunities offered to one group are challenged,â&#x20AC;? Weinhold said. She said she finds the case and affirmative action challenges disappointing because white women are the greatest affirmative action beneficiaries. Weinhold said SIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LGBTQ Resource Center does not offer scholarships to LGBTQ students. She said she thinks scholarship opportunities for these students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give them an advantage over others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the whole world favors straight people,â&#x20AC;? Weinhold said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a few scholarships that favor LGBTQ and help them in a society and a system that is so devoted to oppressing them, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just fine with it.â&#x20AC;?

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and a worker at the Hispanic/Latino Resource Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have it a little bit harder.â&#x20AC;? Nikolic said most Hispanics come from primarily Spanish-speaking households, and some Hispanics have problems getting their children into universities because they are either unaware of the process or are migrant workers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For us, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge accomplishment just to go to college,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look at it like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an easy thing to do. If anything, we look at it as if it is more difficult, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why most people are intimidated even to do it (in Hispanic culture).â&#x20AC;? Braden Barton, a freshman from Oregon studying cinema and photography, said he has seen that bigger universities are in search of students from particular groups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has been alarming to me when I was doing my college research on how easy it was for ... different cultures (to) automatically (be given) more money because they need a

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2SHQWKHERRNFKDQJHWKHFKDQQHO STAFF COLUMN .$567(1%85*67$+/(5 'DLO\(J\SWLDQ At this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emmy awards, for the first time in history, every Best Drama nominee was broadcast by a cable channel rather than a network. These shows take viewers all over the nation, from a New Mexico meth lab in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Breaking Badâ&#x20AC;? to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad Menâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1960s New York ad agency, to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homelandâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secretive Washington CIA halls. Many stories could only be found in the pages of the latest novel until a few years ago. The tales spun on cable television were few and far between; HBO experimented with heavier dramas such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sopranos,â&#x20AC;? but none had really mastered the novelstyle pacing. Dramas such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Law and Orderâ&#x20AC;? changed week to week, and

stories such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lostâ&#x20AC;? would stretch months and hold off resolutions. That is, until cable mastered the 12-episode season. The compelling tales that would span hundreds of pages now seem a little dated. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, books still allow readers to paint vivid images in their minds. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell me you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a little disappointed when the final â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry Potterâ&#x20AC;? movie didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go exactly as you imagined. But cable now tells the same tales that only books could for years and deals with taboo topics the networks wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touch. And they get to the point, whereas some books can become tied up in descriptions. Showtimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dexterâ&#x20AC;? tells a concise 12-week story. Fans only get those 12 episodes a year, but episodes are new for 12 straight weeks, and the subject matter is much more adult. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dexterâ&#x20AC;? follows FBI blood

splatter analyst Dexter Morgan, who moonlights as a serial killer. However, he follows a code; he only kills other serial killers. Obviously, this creates incredible moral questions and forces the audience to consider the characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s true nature. Heavy stuff, no? CBS once tried to show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dexterâ&#x20AC;? episodes. Because of the showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graphic nature, through, much content had to be edited. The Parents Television Council protested the airing, and CBS quickly shelved the show. Networks are so censored that cableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s darker plots just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist on ABC, NBC or CBS. Novels have flourished so well because they provide plots that hook people for hours on end, as opposed to a film thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over and done. When cable came along and introduced a plethora of options, suddenly the options at audiencesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fingertips

outranked the newest John Grisham novelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cost. Novel prices have also hurt the publishing industry. Many people choose to read their books via Kindle, and purchasing a virtual novel can potentially be half the hard copyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purchasing cost. We havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reached the novelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll soon see only literature series flourishing, or novels that involve familiar characters. Many authors stick with just a few characters. For example, Janet Evanovich focuses on the Stephanie Plume novels, and the late Robert B. Parker had several different detectives he followed. Novels do have one distinct advantage over cable shows, which is readersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; freedom finish it at their leisure. TV viewers are confined to a weekly wait. Perhaps the publishing world will soon reach a point where one chapter

will be released a week. The only problem is the stories need to be fresh, and they need to be compelling. If authors become stuck on one character or series, they could hit a rut. Authors will need to come up with not only involving characters, but involving situations for them. With an inventive cable series, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not good enough for characters to simply be interesting. TV and the novel have their ups and downs. Television will never take us to a point where reading is no longer necessary, but it cannot be denied that cable is more inventive now than ever. I am incredibly excited about what the future holds for both mediums. Stay tuned. Karsten Burgstahler can be reached at kburgstahler@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 254.

&DOHQGDU &DOHQGDU Tonight Music Memory Lane (karaoke & DJ) @ Key West Bar & Grill DJ Poin @ Caliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Great Gatsby Jazz Funk Odyssey @ Tres Hombres Hot Buttered Rum & Head for the Hills @ Hangar 9 Skee @ PK's

Other â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Mikeâ&#x20AC;?@ Student Center Salsa Dancing & Lessons @ Blue Martin Strategic Gaming @ Castle Perilous Cosmic Bowling & Karaoke @ S.I. Bowl â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rentâ&#x20AC;? (live performance) @ McLeod Theater, Communications Building Carl Bruchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Water Resources and Postâ&#x20AC;? Conflict Peace-building (lecture) @ Morris Library Audtiorium

Friday Music DJ Poin @ Caliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bosco & Whiteford @ PKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mr. Swamp Fox @ Key West Bar & Grill Flowers of Evil & Blarney Stoners @ Tres Hombres Whistle Pigs & Django Billies @ Hangar 9 Bill Harper @ Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bluff

Ivas John Band @ Rustle Hill Winery DJ Kent @ Two 13 East Hairbangers Ball @ Copper Dragon

Other Book sale @ Carbondale Community Library Southern Illinois Celebration of Us Arts and Music Expo @ Varsity Center for the Arts Karaoke @ Honker Hill Winery Little Egypt Ghost Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carbondale Ghost Walk @ Old Train Depot â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rentâ&#x20AC;? (live performance) @ McLeod Theater, Communications Building â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Mikeâ&#x20AC;? @ Student Center Saluki Volleyball Vs. Wichita State @ Davies Gymnasium Strategic Gaming @ Castle Perilous Technology and Innovation Expo @ Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center Open Mic @ Gaia House Haunted Hollows Trail & Haunted Prison @ Wolf Creek Hollows Scream Park The Haunting of Chittyville School @ Chittyville School Cell Block 666 Haunted House @ Wakefield Prison

Saturday Music Joey Odum & Red Hot Gumbo @ Tres Hombres Holler Boys @ Key West Bar & Grill Uncle Shifty @ PKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night of the Living Spread @ Hangar 9

Twizted Lixx & Spirit of Chaos & Sacrifice the Gods @ Premier Lounge DJ Poin @ Caliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lindsay Bowerman @ Blue Sky Winery Dan Barron @ Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bluff Jobanni @ Von Jakob Orchard Boondock Billies @ Owl Creek Vineyard Shawnee Jamboree & Kevin Lucas Orchestra @ Rustle Hill Winery Natives @ StarView Vineyards Bob Pina @ Hideout Casey James @ Newell House Grotto Lounge Hip Hop, Rhythm & Blues Showcase @ Shryock Auditorium

Other All-American Pro Wrestling/American Cancer Society Benefit Show @ Black Diamond Harley Davidson in Marion Vulture Festival @ Makanda boardwalk â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love, Loss & What I Woreâ&#x20AC;? (live theater) @ Marion Cultural Center Art Around the Square Festival @ Town Square Pavilion Big Muddy Monster Brew Festival w/ Slappinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Henry Blue (Tawl blues) @ Riverside Park â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rentâ&#x20AC;? (live performance) @ McLeod Theater, Communications Building Southern Illinois Celebration of Us Arts and Music Expo @ Varsity Center for the Arts â&#x20AC;&#x153;Magic Mikeâ&#x20AC;? @ Student Center Saluki Volleyball Vs. Missouri State @ Davies Gymnasium Little Egypt Ghost Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carbondale Ghost Walk @ Old Train Depot Strategic Gaming @ Castle Perilous Salsa Night @ Longbranch CafĂŠ

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Sunday Music DJ Kent @ Two 13 East Whistle Pigs @ PKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barry Cloyed @ Blue Sky Winery Dirtwater Fox @ Von Jakob Orchard Bill Bradley Trio @ SatrView Vineyards Shawn Harmon & Blue Afternoon @ Rustle Hill Winery Larry Dillard Blues Therapy @ Honker Hill Winery

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*23XVHVSKRWR,'VWRGLVHQIUDQFKLVHYRWHUV %5(1'$160,7+ 'DLO\(J\SWLDQ Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a powerful time to be in college. Most students are experiencing their first presidential debates, discussing political issues and registering for an election where they can vote for the first time. Or at least they hope. Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take a step back. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a simpler time, before the Great Recession, Romney vs. Obama battles and iPhones â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 2006. No state required a voter to produce a government-issued photo ID as a requirement before the 2006 U.S. senate elections. Late that year Indiana became the first state to mention a photo ID law. The U.S. Supreme court later upheld the law in 2008. The idea has ripped through states like wildfire since then. In 2011 alone, 34 of all U.S. states introduced bills that require voters to show a photo ID tovote. Of those

states, 14 already had voter ID laws in place but wanted to one-up their restriction, namely by introducing the photo aspect. So, why does all this matter? Well, the rehearsed reasoning for these lawsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; introduction is to crack down on voter fraud. This raises eyebrows because 10 cases of voter impersonation out of 2,068 alleged election fraud cases have been reported since 2000, according to a national investigative report by News21. That means one out of every 15 million potential voters is a fraud. As I said, rehearsed reason. The real reason? The GOP took the house after the 2010 midterms. Republicans had several â&#x20AC;&#x153;major legislative prioritiesâ&#x20AC;? with establishing voter ID laws amongst them. Excluding Rhode Island, every state involved in voter requirement reform is headed by a Republican-majority legislatures. With this in mind, who is the

GOP excluding from the voting booth? NYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brennan Center reports 21 million people or 11 percent of U.S. citizens, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have government-issued photo IDs. Some might say the solution is simple â&#x20AC;&#x201D; buy an ID. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deeper than that. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just the cost of ID but the required documents such as birth certificates, which can cost up to $25. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the transportation to the office, which is particularly difficult in rural areas, and the ability to be present during business hours, which often requires a potential voter to take off work. The segment of these citizens is crystal clear. Those who lack a valid photo ID tend to be minorities, elderly, unemployed, in poverty and young, particularly students. In the past, college students who attend school out of state such as myself could use their school ID and dorm address to vote in the state their institute is located.

In a number of states, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no longer the case. Indiana, New Hampshire and Florida students must present a state-issued government ID despite their newly established residency. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have adopted the same rules, though they do not take effect until after Nov. 6. And the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 16 turned down Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposal to eliminate early voting the weekend before Election Day. The Obama campaign, which presented the lawsuit, argued the time period sees high numbers of poor and minority voters. Oh yeah, and all previously mentioned states are historically swing states. What is most shocking, bold and nauseating is the GOP makes no attempt to hide its efforts to throw this election. At a Republican State Committee meeting last month, Mike Turzai, majority leader of the Pennsylvania

House of Representatives said â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voter ID, which is gonna allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.â&#x20AC;? This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an issue of party lines or political loyality. It is blantent voter disenfranchisement. Attorney General Eric Holder has compared the laws to a poll tax, echoing the way southern states imposed voting fees during the Jim Crow era. Until the passage of the grandfather clauses, the tax discouraged blacks and poor whites from voting. These voter ID laws are the same ideology for a new area. Minorites, women, young people and the poor have historically gone through inconceivable feats for the right to vote fairly and equally just like every other citizen. Allowing this election to be swayed because of a certian groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inability to vote would be a disappoint, unconstitutional and a disservice to all the battles fought for us to get to where we are today.

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argument that Beijing should be sanctioned for keeping its value artificially low to make its products cheaper. Financial news agencies reported last week that the yuan had hit a 19-year high. In May, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a non-partisan research center in Washington, revised its estimate of how much the yuan needed to strengthen to reach â&#x20AC;&#x153;equilibriumâ&#x20AC;? with the U.S. dollar, from 28.5 percent last year to 7.7 percent. Xinhua ran a separate report on Tuesday quoting Vice Minister Cui Tiankai in Brussels saying that his nation wants to avoid trade wars. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We believe that an open trading system serves the interest of everybody, especially in the difficult time of the global economy,â&#x20AC;? Cui said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is any trade war between the major trading states in the world, nobody will be better off.â&#x20AC;? The atmosphere surrounding business between China and the United States has been particularly rocky recently. Last month, Obama ordered a Chinese company to divest its interests in wind farm projects near a Navy testing facility in Oregon, citing national security risks. And then earlier this month, the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released a report naming two leading Chinese telecommunications firms as threats to American national security and recommended they be blocked from mergers or acquisitions in the United States. Still, given the delicate balance of interests

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and conflicts between the United States and China, which are the largest and secondlargest economies in the world and last year had bilateral trade worth some $539 billion, many observers think it unlikely that either Romney or Obama would introduce a radically different approach to China in 2013. That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop the two from swapping China-related barbs at New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hofstra University on Tuesday. Obama needled Romney, who co-founded the private equity firm Bain Capital, for his business dealings here. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When he talks about getting tough on China, keep in mind that Governor Romney invested in companies that were pioneers of outsourcing to China, and is currently investing ... in companies that are building surveillance equipment for China to spy on its own folks ... Governor, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the last person whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get tough on China,â&#x20AC;? Obama said. Romney later retorted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let me give you some advice. Look at your pension. You also have investments in Chinese companies.â&#x20AC;? Nicholas Lardy, a Peterson analyst whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written extensively on the Chinese economy, recently cautioned against expecting a vast shift in America policy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tend to think that the change might be significantly less than you would imagine based on some of the rhetoric,â&#x20AC;? Lardy said in remarks posted to the instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website last month. Of Chinese officials watching the presidential campaign, Lardy remarked that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned over the years that the rhetoric escalates in campaigns, but there frequently isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a follow through. I think theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very much of the school, we are going to watch and see what you actually do.â&#x20AC;?

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%2<&+$5*('6&+22/ 6+227,1*),7)2575,$/ B LO O M I N G TO N â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Prosecutors in central Illinois say a 14-year-old boy accused of firing gunshots into a ceiling at his high school is fit to stand trial. Assistant Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Attorney Bill Workman said a psychiatric evaluation found the boy meets the legal requirements of mental fitness. Defense lawyer Art Feldman said the teen has received mental health treatment. The boy has pleaded not guilty to 14 felony charges including unlawful restraint and unlawful use of a weapon. Police say the teen was carrying three handguns and ammunition Sept. 7 when he fired the shots at Normal Community High School. A teacher tackled him to the ground and no one was injured.


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piety and anger could define the future of Aleppo, and perhaps the rest of Syria, if the rebels take over the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city, which is also its economic engine. They may be tempted to push their own version of Islam, which is more fundamentalist than what is found in the city. Their bitterness at the business class may prompt them to seek ways of redistributing the wealth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those who have money in Aleppo only worry about their wealth and interests when we have long lived in poverty,â&#x20AC;? said Osama Abu Mohammed, a rebel commander who was a car mechanic in the nearby town of Beyanon before he joined the fight. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have been breast-fed cowardice and their hearts are filled

with fear. With their money, we could buy weapons that enable us to liberate the entire city in a week,â&#x20AC;? he said. With neither side able to decide the battle after three months of fighting and with winter fast approaching, however, the rebels from the countryside in Aleppo province risk losing the popular good will they have enjoyed from their fellow impoverished Sunnis in the city. Civilians pelted a group of rebels Saturday with broken glass as they headed to the front line because they feel the fightersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; presence brings the regimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destruction down on them, according to an Associated Press photographer and cameraman who witnessed the incident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city of Aleppo has not really joined the revolution,â&#x20AC;? acknowledged one 32-year-old fighter who goes by

the name of Abu Ahmed and is from the nearby town of al-Bab. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of us are from rural Aleppo.â&#x20AC;? Like some other rebels, he spoke on condition he be identified only with that nickname â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by which he is widely known among his comrades â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fearing that use of his real name could bring retaliation on his family. The battle for Aleppo is a stark illustration of how Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conflict, now in its 19th month, is as much a revolt of the underclass as a rebellion against the regimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s authoritarian grip. The countryside surrounding Aleppo is dotted with small farming towns where the population is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim, with a social fabric built around strong family and clan ties, primarily guided

by local customs and a conservative brand of Islam. In contrast, Aleppoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimated 3 million residents are a mix of Syriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main ethnic and religious groups â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Alawites, Christians, Kurds, Turkomen and Armenians â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with a relatively liberal lifestyle. The northern city is home to a powerful community of factory owners, manufacturers and merchants, mainly from prominent Sunni families, who were largely allowed to operate without government interference while the Assad familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, kept its grip on political power. The flashpoints of the uprising have been the poorest parts of the country.

"GUFSTIPPUJOH 1BLJTUBOJTEFDJEFIPXUPEFBMXJUI5BMJCBO 6$(('6+$+ 0F&ODWFK\7ULEXQH I S L A M A B A D â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The shooting of a teenage girl by the Pakistani Taliban to silence her campaign for schooling for girls has forced a battered Pakistan to consider how it can tackle violent extremism after years of equivocation and toleration, analysts and politicians say. Pakistanis, almost obsessively, have followed the news of 14-yearold Malala Yousafzai since Taliban assailants shot her in the head a week ago. The shock has jolted Pakistanis to resolve that the country can no longer live with an organization and an ideology in its midst that would attack a girl who only wanted to be

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allowed to go to school â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and then brazenly promise to hunt her down again if she survived. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Malala is Pakistan right now. This is not the Talibanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pakistan. This is our Pakistan,â&#x20AC;? said Asma Shirazi, the host of a popular nightly political show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have created this problem. Now the fire has reached our house. This is a question of our survival.â&#x20AC;? Still, there is no consensus on whether fighting or talking is the

answer to the militant challenge, leading to dangerous fractures in society. Thousands of Pakistanis have died in what people here call Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;war on terror,â&#x20AC;? and many are reluctant to embrace a fresh military offensive against the Pakistani Taliban, which is based in North Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan. On Tuesday, writing in the same newspaper, The News, a Pakistani daily, two columnists drew opposite

conclusions, one pushing for immediate military action, the other opposed. Maleeha Lodhi, a former ambassador to Washington, warned that â&#x20AC;&#x153;the window of public consentâ&#x20AC;? for an operation against the Pakistani Taliban could close rapidly if not seized now. Ansar Abbasi, an influential conservative commentator, argued that such an operation would be a trap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They (the West) want to use the poor girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s case to further chaos and anarchy in Pakistan,â&#x20AC;? he said. The military and the civilian government have given conflicting signals about whether an operation is being planned. With winter setting in, which would make conditions tough in the mountainous North Waziristan terrain, and an election due in the

next six months, action would need to begin within weeks. Apparently seriously rattled by the public revulsion since the assault on the teenager, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, the coalition of jihadists known usually as the Pakistani Taliban, issued a new seven-page defense of its actions Tuesday, this time in the national language, Urdu. Previous defenses have been in English. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For this espionage, infidels gave her (Malala) awards and rewards. And Islam orders killing of those who are spying for enemies,â&#x20AC;? the TTP said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We targeted her because she would speak against the Taliban while sitting with shameless strangers and idealized the biggest enemy of Islam, Barack Obama.â&#x20AC;?


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Torrey Smith, WR, Baltimore Ravens: After a few big games early in the season, Smith has been fairly quiet in the past two weeks totaling only five catches and 62 yards. This week, Smith goes against a Texans defense that was burned by the Packers Sunday. Expect Houston to be out to prove themselves. Josh Gordon, WR, Cleveland Browns: All signs point to Gordon being a strong fantasy start this week. He has three touchdowns in the past two weeks and is going against a Colts secondary that is far from impenetrable. But Gordon is a rookie, and at this point only a deep ball threat. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for a down week. Domenik Hixon, WR, New York Giants: Hixon had only six targets last week, and with Hakeem Nicks close to full health, those targets wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t increase. Give Hixon a seat on the bench this week against Washington.

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Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants: Barring any further injury, now is the time to insert Nicks into your starting lineup for the remainder of the season. When healthy, Nicks is a top-five fantasy receiver. He will continue to put up bigger numbers as his health improves. Alex Green, RB, Green Bay Packers: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe to say Green has established himself as Green Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top running back in the wake of Cedric Bensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s injury. Expect Green to carry the ball plenty Sunday against the Rams. Felix Jones, RB, Dallas Cowboys: With DeMarco Murray likely out with an injury this week, Jones is a good player to throw in if you are in a pinch at running back. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect huge numbers, but Jones will be worth the start against a porous Carolina defense. NICHOLAS BURKE | DAILY EGYPTIAN


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-BVODIJOUPUSBDLTFBTPO During the off-season, the Los Angeles Lakers added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash to its already star-studded lineup featuring Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, while the Miami Heat signed Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis to join LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Is the joining of all these stars on the same team a good thing for the NBA?

Alex Rostowsky

In the short term, definitely. The NBA is looking to capture the magic of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry in the 1980s which was loaded with future hall of famers. These teams could go back and forth for championships for years to come. In the long term, I think it will hurt smaller market teams like New Orleans and Utah who won't be able to spend the cash to keep their all-stars for very long. Teams like that might not be able to keep their heads above water 20 years from now.

I don't think it's as good for the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image as its pocketbook. Cities such as Los Angeles or Miami are large TV markets, so it's more lucrative for the NBA to have the best players in the biggest cities. Hypothetically, more people would watch Derrick Rose in Chicago as a Bull as a opposed to those watching him in San Antonio as a member of the Spurs because of the demographic of the two cities. This is a wise financial move, but what does it do to the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s competitiveness? What about the little guys?

Demario Phipps-Smith

Fans love a villain. When Bosh and James went to the Heat, the majority of fans instantly hated the team. The Lakers might be seen the same way. Whether these teams are loved or hated, it leads to viewers turning in. It is absolutely great for the league. Ben Conrady

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Both teams won their respective regular season championships, and the men won the conference tournament championship. By her third year, Nothwehr helped lead both teams to a combined six regular season titles, five conference tournament titles, and one NAIA region XI championship, according to LWCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletics website. Lindsay Wilson became a regional power house, and Nothwehr developed a bevy of talented players. She was hired, to become the SIU

womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis coach in 2007. Her first year coaching the Salukis, the team finished with a 11-12 record, which earned it fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference. Nothwehrâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second year marked drastic progression for the team as it improved to 17-8 and finished third in the conference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This program had a lot of potential when I first got here,â&#x20AC;? Nothwehr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now we are materializing that potential and making these girls into great tennis players and great leaders.â&#x20AC;? The tennis team finished with the best record in school history last year, posting a record of 17-6 with a 5-2 MVC record.

Senior Jennifer Dien said Nothwehr is a big contributor to the success of the Salukis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She puts so much into the team, and she works so hard, which makes us work harder and strive for success,â&#x20AC;? Dien said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My coach has that drive of competitiveness and it rubs off her onto us.â&#x20AC;? Demario Phipps-Smith can be reached at smith-phipps@dailyegyptian.com or 536-331 ext. 296.

Sarah Gardner | DAILY EGYPTIAN Ryan Sidwell, a senior from Casey studying healthcare management, practices his jumping Wednesday during track and field practice at the Saluki Track and Field Complex. Sidwell is the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s record-holder in the heptathlon, a contest made up of seven events. Coach Brian Porter had the athletes practice jumps today as part of an overall workout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like them to stay dynamic,â&#x20AC;? he said.


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0HQŇ&#x2039;VJROIURXQGVRXWIDOO VHDVRQSUHSDUHVIRUVSULQJ %(1&215$'< 'DLO\(J\SWLDQ With one tournament left in the fall season, the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf team is ready to work toward a successful spring season. The F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate in Hopkinsville, Ky., Monday and Tuesday is the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final tournament until the spring season begins in February. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The spring season is the bigger of the two seasons,â&#x20AC;? senior Jake Erickson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when we have our conference tournament.â&#x20AC;? However, having tournaments four months away doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean members wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hit the links as often as they can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weather permitting, we will be out there as much as possible,â&#x20AC;? senior Jeff Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough having two seasons in Illinois. We might be at a slight disadvantage to teams in warmer climates, but we definitely learn to play in colder weather.â&#x20AC;? The team has the option to use the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heated shed at Hickory Ridge Course when the temperatures drop and snow covers the course. The shed features several

training aids such as putting greens and three hitting stations. While in the fall they practice as a team, most of the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offseason work is individual. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to do a lot as a team besides working out and lifting weights. Mostly we practice a lot on our own,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The NCAA has miles and miles of red tape as far as the amount of time you can spend as a team in-season and out of season. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very much time allotted to team activities in the offseason.â&#x20AC;? The team in past years has focused on free weights, which include bench press, squats and core work. Now, the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workouts center more around the golf game and feature a large amount of stretching, Miller said. Coach Leroy Newton said the team has struggled with consistency for most of the year, and it finished lower than expected in several tournaments. The Salukis started the year with fourth-place finishes at the Sept. 10-11 Wasioto Winds Kick-Off and the Sept.16 Purdue/ Midwest Shootout, but they have finished ninth, sixth and fifth in

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Junior golfer Caleb Harms, right, tees off Wednesday during practice at Crab Orchard Golf Course while teammates senior Brandon Cauldwell, center, and sophomore Brady Brown watch. The team must compete against each other to qualify for a spot in The F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, its final fall tournament, in Hopkinsville, Ky., Monday and Tuesday. Coach Leroy Newton said he expects the team to succeed at the tournament because it will have the top five golfers there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They want to end the fall season on a good note, so theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all ready to get out there and play,â&#x20AC;? Newton said. tournaments since. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have to keep the ball in a

play a little bit better,â&#x20AC;? Miller said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a team, we need to make more

putts. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shoot under par if you are taking extra putts.â&#x20AC;?

&RDFKVZLQJVIURPWUDFWRUWRWHQQLV '(0$5,23+,33660,7+ 'DLO\(J\SWLDQ Farm life can be demanding. At an early age, womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis coach Audra Nothwehr was introduced to not only horticulture, zoology and ecology, but also tennis. Nothwehr was born in a small southwest Iowa town called Clarinda. It had a population of fewer than 5,000, and there were only five sports scattered throughout the town, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you were a top player, you got to practice and play on the single tennis court. If you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a top player, you had to practice on the basketball courts,â&#x20AC;? Nothwehr said. Her family owned and operated a small farm in Clarinda, which she said was a much different start for her than most tennis players have. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were 30 minutes away from the nearest court and at least an hour away from the closest indoor court,â&#x20AC;? she said. Nothwehr said she became interested in tennis when her brother started to play the sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to practice with him a few times, and I really got into it,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Soon I started staying with my grandma to be closer to the city so I could go to my lessons.â&#x20AC;? Growing up, Nothwehr said she watched professional tennis players such as Andre Agassi, and she

Coach Audra Nothwehr modeled her game after him. She was gifted at a variety of sports, but she said tennis and volleyball were her passion. Tennis allowed her to shine as an individual, and volleyball offered her an opportunity to participate in team-oriented competition. Volleyball was especially important to her at a young age, she said, because she loved â&#x20AC;&#x153;team togetherness.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used what I learned in volleyball, and I was able to apply that to life and to my teams that I coached,â&#x20AC;? Nothwehr said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although tennis is played by individuals, we are still a team at the end of the day.â&#x20AC;? Freshman Abigail Plecki said she thinks of the team as part of her family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So many times during the season she has reminded us that we are more than just tennis players; We are a tennis team, and we are

family,â&#x20AC;? Plecki said. Nothwehr played both volleyball and tennis at Concordia College in Seward, Neb. While there, she was the No. 1 singles and doubles player in tennis. Her junior year, Nothwehr won conference in singles, according to Saluki athletics. Nothwehr said her college volleyball coach Diane Mendenhall helped shape her as a player and a person. Mendenhall showed her how to use volleyball concepts to improve in other aspects. She was very strict, Nothwehr said, but even when a player fell short of expectations, they were bettered for it. Nothwehr found work after college as a coach at Lindsay Wilson College in Kentucky. She had job opportunities at other places, but she said she turned them down because she would only be hired as

either a volleyball or a tennis coach. LWC employed her to act as both. She said it is difficult being a dual coach, especially after just graduating college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so close to some of my playersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; age that I worried about how they would respond to that, but they respected me because of my skill and experience,â&#x20AC;? she said. Nothwehr had three practices to attend every day: one with the volleyball team, and one with both the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was young and full of energy,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I wanted to do, and I was up for the challenge.â&#x20AC;? In her first year at LWC, the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team was 17-4 and the women were 11-7. Please see SPOTLIGHT | 13

The womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf team placed third overall Tuesday at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate hosted by Austin Peay. Jacksonville State finished the tournament 15 strokes ahead of second-place Morehead State. Junior Ashleigh Rushing led the team and placed ninth, which is her third consecutive top-10 finish. The team competes again Monday and Tuesday in the Blue Raider Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES 9th: Junior Ashleigh Rushing: 79-74 (153) tied-13th: Junior Cassie Rushing: 80-77 (157) tied-17th: Senior Shaina Rennegarbe: 79-80 (159) tied-20th: Freshman Amy Lee: 81-79 (160) 36th: Freshman Mattie Lindner: 79-86 (165) SORCE: SALUKI ATHLETIC WEBSITE SABRINA IMUNDO | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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