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Four halls now vacant Dowd, Nash, White and MacKinnon closed, are able to reopen if needed By Michael Gammo Staff Reporter
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The four halls known as the Quads are closed indefinitely.
The recently closed Dowd, Nash, White and MacKinnon Halls will remain so indefinitely, according to Virginia Speight, interim director for Residence Life. While the halls were closed due to a diminished need for
student housing, they may reopen if an additional space is needed in the future. “We were able to redistribute the students into other dorms while keeping roommates and learning communities together as well as the staff,” Speight said. Speight said Dowd, Nash
Students run in skivvies for Salvation Army / 8 Too difficult to balance security and safety / 4
In brief Retired UT canine officer dies Boomer, a German Sheperd trained in bomb tracking detection who patrolled the University of Toledo from 2002 until his retirement in 2009 died Aug. 13 at age 11. The dog’s partner, John Betori is a 2002 UT alumnus who patrolled his alma mater until 2009. Boomer’s detections skills were put use at all UT home football games from 2002 to 2008 and at high-profile campus events, including presidential campaign stops by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
corrections In last week’s Independent Collegian, Bill McMillen’s name was misspelled in “Provost nominee: Liberal arts won’t be abandoned.” We apologize to Provost McMillen for the inconvenience. Matthew Ellis’ name was misspelled in the article “Student Government: Chick-fil-A unwelcome.” We apologize to Mr. Ellis for the inconvenience. Glenwood Boatman was reported as the president of the Firelands Archaeological Research Center. He is currently president of the Western Lake Erie Research Program and former president of FARC. He is also a current student of David Stothers, not a former one. We apologize to Mr. Boatman for the inconvenience.
University adds new cameras in the halls By Danielle Gamble News Editor
With the installation this summer of 156 new cameras in all occupied residence halls around campus, UT Police Department and Office of Residence Life are hoping to reduce crime and improve safety on campus. New cameras were placed at all entrances and exits in residence buildings, as well as “commons areas” like front desk areas, exercise and laundry rooms, said Interim director of Residence Life Virginia Speight in a statement. Hall directors attended their first informational meetings Tuesday on the new cameras. Speight said the new live-streaming cameras will be monitored by both staff at the front desk and employees at UTPD, and footage will be saved for up to 30 days. Speight said outdated analog cameras were also replaced. UT Police Chief Jeff Newton said the cameras were meant to increase safety, not necessarily to patrol students’ actions in the halls. “I think Residence Life just wanted to provide a more secure environment. There are no cameras in Res Hall hallways or where there would be a violation of an expectation of privacy,” Newton said. In addition, approximately 10 cameras were also added around the Gateway project in parking lots and
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The university purchased and implemented over 150 new security cameras in the residence halls. While some approve, others feel it is an invasion of privacy.
the Loft entrances and exits, according to Newton. Newton said while UT has a lower rate of violent offenses, crimes such as theft are too common. Newton said he hopes the new cameras will both deter would-be criminals and help police solve crimes when they occur. “Cameras aren’t the end all to be all to solve all your crime problems, but at the same time, they do provide us some evidence and they serve as a crime deterrent, so they have value,” he said.
Keri McManus, a senior majoring in biology, said she has always felt safe during the four years she lived on campus. “I’ve never had a bad safety experience or an unwanted visitor,” McManus said. “Yes, you have noise disturbances and stuff like that, but you have to know people will act that way when you live in a college dorm.” McManus said the new cameras make her feel safer and she trusts those in charge of monitoring the cameras.
She said she also sees benefits to adding cameras in places like laundry rooms and exercise areas. “It’s not like I’m naked and doing laundry or working out with no clothes on,” McManus said. While he understands and supports the reasons for extra cameras, Nick McCullough, a freshmen majoring in political science and a Parks Tower resident, said having cameras in laundry rooms is an invasion of privacy. See Cameras / 3
Student Affairs working shorthanded News Editor
The Division of Student Affairs is shorthanded this fall after two key staff members moved to other areas at the university and were not replaced. Jeff Witt, former assistant dean of students, and Dale Pelz, former retention specialist, left at the end of June.
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Kidney program in limbo following botched transplant By IC Staff
By Danielle Gamble
and White Halls were set to close last fall, but a largerthan-projected enrollment presented additional needs. “This year there was also no intention to open Dowd, Nash and White, and so we did not,” Speight said.
Dean of Students Michele Martinez said there is “a plan in place to request for those positions to be filled,” but could not predict when hiring will occur. At a Student Senate meeting last week, Martinez said these administrators have yet to be replaced because of a hiring freeze at the university.
“We should be hearing about the next steps in the hiring process in a few weeks,” Martinez said. Martinez said staff members from the Office of Health Promotion, which is part of Student Affairs, are helping fill the gaps. To cover Witt’s former role, Jessica Spradley, former program manager for
the Office of Student Involvement, is now in a leadership role for the Office of Multicultural Student Success. Also, Martinez is now serving as a co-advisor for Campus and Activities and Programming as well as the advisor for Student Government. See Shorthanded / 3
A nurse accidentally disposed of a kidney removed from a Toledo man at the University of Toledo Medical Center that was supposed to be transplanted into his older sister on Aug. 10. Doctors unsuccessfully tried for over two hours to resuscitate the organ in what medical experts have confirmed to be a rare accident. The hospital has voluntarily suspended its live kidney donor program while they review the incident and determine how to prevent errors in the future. Two nurses involved in the surgery, Melanie Lemay, a full-time nurse, and Judith Moore, a parttime nurse, were placed on paid administrative leave within days of the incident while the hospital reviews what happened. A third employee, Edwin Hall, the administrator of surgical services, was notified Monday that he will be placed on paid administrative for his role in the accident, according to the Toledo Blade. Dr. Michael Rees, the UTMC transplant surgeon who removed the kidney before it was ruined, has not faced any disciplinary action. UTMC has hired a transplant surgeon and expert in his field to review the program. Dr. Marlon Levy of Fort Worth will work with officials from the Medical Center to supplement an investigation started by the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Ohio Department of Health on behalf of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to his contract, Levy is to write a detailed report of his findings and recommendations. University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs believes the hospital’s transplant program will be reinstated after a review of the kidney transplant. He recently expressed his remorse about the accident in a statement. “I am deeply apologetic. I am anguished. When mistakes are made, the best thing is to acknowledge them and say I am deeply sorry about this,” he said.
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This week in UT history Five years ago: UT administration is working on integrating an emergency communication system into the campus in an effort to make life safer for students, faculty and staff. The system, called RED Alert, will allow administrators to send text messages, voicemails and e-mails to the entire university community. 15 years ago: The sounds of the University of Toledo football and basketball games can be heard around the world this fall as Rocket fans can now hear live broadcasts of their favorite team over the internet. 25 years ago: University of Toledo students who were looking forward to a frosty mug of beer after football games this fall may have to settle for soft drinks instead. A new Ohio law raising the beer drinking age from 19 to 21 took effect July 31.
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Purpose: The University of Toledo Flying V’s is a great way to meet new people, have fun with friends and compete with other schools. Leaders: Lauren Vandenbroek, President; Kim Terry, Vice President; Kelsey McCloskey,Treasurer/ Captain History: The UItimate Frisbee team began in 2008 as Women’s Toledo Frisbee before changing its name to the Flying V’s in 2010. The team goes to about two tournaments a semester and practice twice a week. Upcoming events: The Fall Brawl in Columbus, Oct. 13-14 and the Northcoast Frisbee Tournament in Cleveland, Nov. 3-4. How to learn more: Join the Toledo Flying V’s Facebook group, email the Flying V’s at Toledoflyingvs@gmail.com and check out their website: http:// www.hometeamonline.com/utsportclubs/
Nobel Prize-winning chemist visits University of Toledo Ei-ichi Negishi, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, discussed his research with University of Toledo students on Monday in Memorial Field House.
question of the week
Is installing extra cameras a precaution as opposed to an invasion of privacy?
Yes, as long as they are in appropriate areas. Derek Collins
Freshman Chemical Engineering
It’s an invasion of privacy — we are all adults and should be treated that way. Jesse Cury
Freshman Sports Management
Yes, they would protect students, especially at night after activities. Michelle Baafi Sophomore Pre-Pharmacy
I don’t think they’re necessary but they aren’t an invasion of privacy. Tiffany McClaskey
Freshman Special Education
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in brief UT partners on Discovery Channel Telescope University of Toledo faculty, students and administrators traveled to the West Coast last month to sign an agreement making UT a partner in the Discovery Channel Telescope. UT joined a group with Lowell Observatory and the Discovery Channel to research using the 4.3-meter telescope which overlooks the Verde Valley, south of Flagstaff, Ariz. The telescope is the fifth largest in the continental U.S. and one of the most technologically advanced. Along with the recent installation of a new, state-of-the-art projector in Ritter Planetarium and increased success in research among astronomy faculty, University leaders felt that the investment in the telescope project was a natural fit. The Discovery Channel Telescope has already released its first images, and UT faculty hope to begin using the telescope to advance research this spring.
Kasich names UT senior as student trustee
On Aug. 7, Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich named UT senior Brittney Brown as the new student trustee. Brown will provide a student’s perspective to the finance committee but as a student trustee she is able to attend all committee meetings. Each student trustee works for a period of two years, with a new student appointed annually so that one veteran student works with one new student. Brown’s term ends July 1, 2014.
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In brief UTMC and The Andersons partner for healthy living The University of Toledo Medical Center and the Andersons are teaming-up to provide the store’s patrons with an interactive guide to establishing a healthy lifestyle. The “Eat Healthy, Be Healthy” campaign will give customers tips on what items are nutritious for them with signs and access to UTMC physicians and dietitians. Each month there will be a healthy living presentation from a UT physician and UTMC clinical dietician, which rotates through the Andersons store locations. Shoppers will find healthy living tags throughout the store to identify what a UTMC clinic dietitian recommends. The campaign kicks off Saturday, Aug. 25 with the UTMC Wellness Expo at
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“People in [the laundry room] are doing their own personal business,” McCullough said. “To me, that’s kind of like having a camera in a bathroom.” McCullough said he feels safe both in his dorm and around campus. “There’s a really high visibility of UTPD and those blue emergency poles are everywhere, too,” McCullough said. Gerald Rand, a sophomore who is undecided and lives in International House, said there is never a time on campus that he feels unsafe. “There are so many different locks and so many doors to get through that if someone who was trying to get in there that shouldn’t be, they’d definitely get stopped,” Rand said. Rand said he had not notice the cameras, but said he approved of the
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Tion Taylor, president of the Black Student Union, said two empty positions make him worry. “I don’t think it will affect the students directly because all the employees within that department are very good at what they do,” Taylor said. “But I’m afraid that personally as staff members, they may get over-worked.” The senior majoring in law and social thought said he hopes the upper administration decides to fill the vacant Student Affairs positions as soon as possible Martinez said she was “very comfortable” with the amount of work expected of the office. “Many of the graduate assistants are returners, and we’re fortunate in that they have the experience that we
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Speight said the decision to close MacKinnon Hall came after an assessment of which buildings the former residents could be moved to for this semester. “We looked at what MacKinnon had to offer and then compared them to the amenities offered in the other buildings, and we were able to put our residents in other buildings,” she said. The closed halls are considered by administrators to be a housing option should a need arise for their utilization. Speight said if residence hall enrollment overflows, MacKinnon will be opened first. The hall closings were taken as a measure to improve student residence life. Speight said this decision will expose students to administrators and university services, bringing them “closer to the heart of campus.” The decision to close the halls was originally made by the former Director of Residence Life Jo Campbell, who
the Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. There will be information on health and wellness with UTMC health experts on hand.
UT Community Choir invites vocalists The UT Community Choir is inviting vocalists to rehearse on Monday, Aug. 27 and Monday, Sept. 10. Registration will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Lobby but no auditions are necessary. All practices will begin at 7 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Room 1017. Singers should be prepared to purchase their music. The next performance by the UT Community Chorus will feature music by Stanford, Haydn, Mozart and Rutter, with organ accompaniment. The free, public performance will take place Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 3205 Glendale Ave. For more information, contact Stephen Hodge at email@example.com.
additional security. “Safety should be guaranteed for students,” Rand said. “Speaking as someone who could be a parent one day, I would want to know that my kids are safe.” Rand said he has not seen any education on preventing a crime or self-protection and said he would like to see more of it. Newton said new avenues of communication with the UTPD Facebook page and the new Text-a-tip system, a non-emergency dispatch line students can text information to, will also increase campus safety. “Now when you see a crime issue, you can now just text it over,” Newton said. “Whereas in the past you would have been hesitant to call and report it because you didn’t really want to get that involved, or maybe you can’t make a phone call because you’re sitting by the guy on the bus that looks like he’s going through a book bag like it’s Christmas Day.”
Legend visits UT, urges registration By Danielle Gamble News Editor
Students gathered outside the Student Union Building Thursday afternoon as R&B singer John Legend urged Toledo students to support President Barack Obama in this year’s election. At the “Barbeque for Barack,” Legend, a Springfield native, urged students to vote and suggested they use their campus residency to register in Ohio instead of their home state. “We know how important Ohio is,” Legend said. ”We know Ohio is the most important swing state in the country. Every vote is going to matter. If we show up, we’re going to win.” In an interview after the speech, Legend said the youth vote has always been a critical demographic for either party to snag, though it may be harder for Obama this year. “When he was the insurgent, it was certainly more exciting, I think, for a lot of young people, but now that he’s the one in power, it’s not quite as sexy,” Legend said. “But it doesn’t mean that the election doesn’t matter.” Many rally attendees were past Obama supporters, like Lindsey Crego, a junior majoring in environmental studies. A self-described moderate, Crego said she voted for Obama in the last election, although this year she is more against challenger Mitt Romney. “Some of my views are Republican views, but it’s just a matter of human rights – Romney does not support human rights,” Crego said. “He outsources, and my dad lost his job to outsourcing which was pretty devastating.” A fan of Legend since seventh grade, Crego said she was glad to see him use his influence for Obama. Yards from the lectern, members of the UT College Republicans had an informational table with material
need to accomplish our duties,” she said. Witt said in Student Affairs, professionals are in place to handle “problemsolving” while graduate assistants are asked to handle everyday tasks. “Those tasks are easily delegated out to graduate level students, and those things are also part of their professional development,” Witt said. “You have to give those students things they’ve never done before as part of their learning and personal growth.” Martinez said both Witt and Pelz will be missed, and while the departure of two key administrators is regrettable, it is not uncommon. “When you’re management, it’s par for the course,” Martinez said. “We expect people to climb the ladder. With [Student Affairs], it’s probably more visible
because we work so closely with students.” In a statement, Pelz said he left Student Affairs for “a professional growth opportunity” as Program Manager in the College of Adult and Lifelong Learning. Witt said when he took his new position as diversity program manager, he made a conscious career choice to focus more on diversity initiatives. Witt also said his new hours will help him focus on the executive MBA program he is currently enrolled in at the university. “I’ve been in Student Affairs for about 20 years and I’ve worked a lot of different places in Student Affairs,” Witt said. “I needed to make a tough decision for myself.” Witt said he will still work with students and some student organizations, and he is “really happy” with his new position.
resigned last spring, and the senior staff. Also informed of the decision were campus police, UT Facilities and Vice President of Student Experience Kaye Patten Wallace,
act accurate figures will be released later in the semester. At this time last year, there were 3,700 students living on campus, according to the UT communications office. The office also said the projected utility savings for closing Dowd, Nash, White and MacKinnon $52,000 for the fiscal year. Speight said any savings from the closing of the halls would be put towards other student facilities and residence operations. Students who applied to live in Dowd, Nash, White and MacKinnon in the summer of 2011 were able to choose those halls through the UT portal, but shortly after, the decision was made to close the halls. Tierra Davis, a sophomore majoring in education, who was moved from Dowd to Ottawa East, said the switch was well-handled and gave the students enough time to prepare. “There was like a $1,500 difference or something like that, but they just had us pay the same as Dowd would have cost,” Davis said.
“We looked at what MacKinnon had to offer and then compared them to the amenities offered in the other buildings.” Virginia Speight Interim Director of Residence Life
According to Speight, Student Government was not consulted when the closings were made, although former residents of MacKinnon were asked their preferences of roommate and housing for this semester. Currently UT has about 3,200 student residents and, with the recent closings, can currently accommodate 3,500 residents, although more ex-
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Singer/songwriter John Legend, addresses the UT community at Centennial Mall Thursday afternoon.
supporting Romney. They said “saving America” was their intention. Patrick Richardson, a senior majoring in business marketing, said he doubted Legend’s relevance to local politics. “We understand celebrity endorsements are a big part of politics, but at the end of the day it’s not going to hide the message and the blatant fact that Obama is not working,” Richardson said. College Republican chairman Scott Mazzola said he was “confused” by the decision to have a pop culture figure like Legend speak to the students. “When celebrities get involved with politics, it kind of rubs me the wrong way,” Mazzola said. “They’re not as involved in mainstream society – they’re not the ones out there looking for jobs and trying to pay for college like the rest of us are.” Vladimir Emilien, a senior majoring in business entrepreneurship, said he admires Legend for using
his fame to educate young voters. “If you can get a whole crowd to understand what their actually voting for and what’s actually going on in the world, I’d rather have a famous person say it out here where they can get some type of respect,” he said. Emilien said he respects Legend as an artist, citing the song “Ordinary People” as a favorite. Emilien, a Florida resident who is registered to vote in Ohio, said he will be voting for Obama because the president’s plans for developing education are important. “He knows that we’re the future of America and he tries to promise that for us,” he said.
Landyn Jordan, a volunteer for the Obama campaign since March, said education and health care reform are the reasons he supports the incumbent’s initiatives. The senior majoring in psychology said Obama’s “transformative” plans for health care make Jordan excited to work in public health when he graduates. “[Obama] is really sticking to the things we need as a nation,” Jordan said. “He recognizes that we as students are a vehicle of change, and he’s doing everything in his power to support us.” Jordan said he has always been “energized” when Legend speaks about politics and was happy to see the artist at UT. “Here is a guy that, not only can he sing, but he actually has substance behind his thoughts,” Jordan said. Tom Coates, a junior majoring in physics, said he was surprised at the brevity of Legend’s speech which only lasted about two minutes. “I guess I’m glad I didn’t have to sit around being bored,” Coates said. Paulette Bongratz and Chris Dyjky, Student Government president and vice president respectively, were at the pro-Obama rally but described themselves as Independents. Bongratz said she would like to see more students engaged in politics. “I think it’s important for this generation of college students to be able to voice their political views and be educated on those views,” Bongratz said.
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Security vs. privacy is a tough call Cameras in some places make sense but there’s room to argue details Cameras are being installed on campus for the safety and protection of the students and their property. These cameras are being installed primarily in the student and in other public places relevant to student life. Security is important on campus and needs to be improved. There are high-crime areas including parking lots and certain buildings where expensive equipment belonging to students is kept. It is in UT’s best interest to protect these areas because they’re either currently or potentially high crime areas. Still, the thornier question remains, is increasing security in dorms where students spend their private time appropriate? On this, there was disagreement. The majority of the editorial staff agreed that safety should trump privacy in this situation. Students are living on government property and the University of Toledo has every right to install cameras and patrol its property with the exception of spaces that are obviously meant to be private — bathrooms, bedrooms and suite common rooms. Beyond having a right to do so, UT has a responsibility to do so. The residence halls are, perhaps, the most important places on campus for crime prevention whether it’s theft or something more serious. These measures will improve the way that residence life is run. As a resident assistant, one only knows about a situation because one happens to be there at the time. However, things often happen outside of their watchful eyes. Students are paying, in part, to ensure that they and their property are secure. Thus, the cameras installed in the dorms are called for. However, there were also a number of editors who felt that privacy should trump safety in this situation. These are students’ homes, which students pay for, and nobody likes to be watched in their own home. It may seem like a minute inconvenience for students not living in the residence halls, but their story may be different if cameras were being installed in their own homes. Students shouldn’t have to worry about being watched while they work out, do laundry or study for their exams. There are far more dangerous areas outside of the residence halls. Many things RAs are looking out for which these cameras are supposedly going to improve upon are simple camaraderie and pranks between residents. It seems like cars are broken into on a regular basis and there are more vulnerable parts of UT’s campus. If UT is really going to increase their student centeredness, this is an area which needs attention. On this, the staff agrees.
If UT is really going to increase their student centeredness, this is an area which needs attention.
Real ‘War on Women’ revealed
He sat there nervously avoiding eye contact, trying to gather words to ask me a question. I sat there, slightly perplexed as to why there was tension on only our first date, anticipating his dropping some bomb, like asking me if I was cool dating an ex-convict or someone who kills cats in his spare time. After moments of silence, he timidly asked, “So, um, why do we still need feminism?” I don’t really know why this question shocked me. I’ve constantly had to deal with questions regarding why I’m a feminist or berated for being some liberal man-hating hippie. I guess I expected him to keep the conservation light. Guys do not usually drop the “F” bomb on the first date. Was I really expected to explain thousands of years of widespread discrimination based on gender? Did he really want me to briefly answer a question that has taken me several women’s and gender studies classes, tons of reading and many years of personal experience to fully understand? Honestly, I could have fielded the catkilling question more easily. Further in our conversation, I began to realize he wanted clear, specific examples in which women were being discriminated against. This first date happened over a year ago, long before the “War on Women” campaign would be launched. If I had the “War on Women” campaign to point to, I might’ve been able to give him concrete examples that don’t require knowledge of feminist theory. The “War on Women” campaign has been very effective demonstrating visible discrimination and injustice towards women. Recently, Rep. Todd Akin claimed the female body has ways to avoid getting pregnant from “legitimate rape” for the purposes of supporting
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anti-choice legislation in Congress. And last week, Rep. Steve King stated that he has never heard of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest. Despite the ridiculous and outlandish nature of these statements, they do contain hidden grains of truth. These politicians are still uneducated about basic reproduction and uninformed about rape culture, but their statements do reveal underlying societal attitudes that are prevalent in our culture, rarely having been articulated in the 21st Century. While there is clear discrimination against women in our current politics, the real discrimination against women has been rendered invisible by our prevailing society. The “War on Women” campaign is no more than a way to frame an issue in Congress. There has always been a war on women in our society. It’s just usually unseen, ignored or disclaimed. It is estimated one in three women and girls will be physically or sexually assaulted in their lifetime. However, most women don’t report physical or sexual assault and rarely ever talk about it, making this statistic immeasurable and likely much higher. The lack of dialogue around this issue is a result of the way our culture has been
constructed to blame the victim. Just think of all the messages that have been instilled in women from an early age: “Don’t walk alone at night.” “Always look over your shoulder.” “Don’t look a stranger in the eyes.” “Keep your keys out when walking back to your car.” “Check the backseat before getting into your car.” “Live on the second floor.” “Don’t drink too much.” “Watch your drink.” “Don’t dress too sexy.” The list goes on and on. These are messages of war. Women live in this hostile territory where their bodies are under constant threat from a society that views their bodies as objects to be used and violated. Furthermore, these messages tell women that they’re responsible for protecting themselves from assault and place blame on the victim, not the attacker. The inception of women’s subordination in our society begins with the continual state of fear women live in every day. This “War on Women” in American politics is really just a microcosm of the real war on women. The issues we see being debated in Congress regarding women’s rights now are stemmed from subordination ingrained in women at birth. Yes, thanks to feminism, women now have opportunities in education, the workplace and politics that they didn’t have a century ago. But feminism doesn’t just stop there. It challenges the way society has been constructed to preserve a culture of violence and prejudice. When I’m asked “Why do we still need feminism?” I can clearly point to Rep. Akin and say “that guy.” However, the “War on Women” campaign has yet to expose the combat women live in every day. Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill is a senior women and gender studies major.
Armstrong’s influence calls for unity
Students ought to work for change
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy escalated the space race, declaring that by the end of the decade, the United States would land a man on the moon and safely return him home. That man, who became a national hero with his famous words as he stepped off the lunar module, “the Eagle,” died this week. Much has been written about Neil Armstrong and how he was the perfect person to make that landing. He was a humble, brilliant, often soft-spoken man who was able to avoid the spotlights of the media. Many people look back at Armstrong, recalling the joy and excitement he brought to the world. The passing of Armstrong has reminded us, as a nation, of what it felt like 43 years ago. There was national pride, the feeling of victory and the excitement of scientific discovery. Sadly, our current feelings towards science, NASA and the nation have changed drastically. The Curiosity Rover landed on Mars August 6. It hardly made front page news when it landed, and now, 21 days into the mission, most of the nation has forgotten that the rover is still there. Though an exciting success for NASA, science and the US, perhaps the result would be different if NASA had sent a curious man like Neil
Armstrong to the red planet. In recent years, we have The idea of space travel has gone to war without attainbeen decaying consistently able or measurable goals. ever since Armstrong’s faWe have been hoping for mous steps and words. The ‘economic recovery’ without International Space Station realistic or specific end appears to the compoints. We are mon person as a continually strivmassive waste of ing to be the ‘best IC Columnist money. The Chalnation’ without lenger and Columany measurable bia disasters proved to everyoutcomes or a timely outone we didn’t need to spend line. We are spending milbillions of dollars on space lions of dollars on trying to exploration just to be able to wipe out cancer even put astronauts at risk. The though huge pharmaceutical sentiment that NASA is outcompanies are making mildated, too expensive and past lions of dollars on chemoits prime seems to be that of therapy drugs. We are the millions of Americans. ‘United’ States, but it seems The difference between since JFK, we have been a the current attitude about nation divided with differNASA and that of the ‘60s is ent goals and dreams. less about the current generNeil Armstrong’s famous ation or NASA than the dif- words, “one small step for ference made by JFK. In the man, one giant leap for man1960s, Kennedy united the kind,” seem to have come American people towards true. We’ve gone from a nahuge common goals. Just as tion united towards a coma student organization sets a mon goal to a nation divided mission statement and goals over spending cuts, the War for the year or decade, JFK on Terror, drugs, guns, job set them for the nation. growth, healthcare and so As the political landscape many other huge issues of the nation changes again, Armstrong, you were right. the idea of having national We have indeed taken a “giant goals, dreams and aspirations leap” the wrong way. Until seems to become more and someone like JFK comes and more important. It appears again unites this great nation that SMART goals - specific, towards a common goal, we’ll measurable, attainable, realcontinue to slip. istic and timely - have disappeared from both the nationKevin Day is a graduate al and local scheme. student studying pharmacy.
In my role as Student Government President, I hear complaints every day. I take these complaints seriously and do my best within my limited power to help make change. My passion is to help the student body, the campus and the community. I want to see areas of the University of Toledo constantly improving and transforming to become more student-centered. While I take my role seriously as a conduit of information about the change students want, I also take seriously my role in facilitating and empowering individual students. When I hear your complaints I want to take the responsibility to make that change, but more than that, I want to see you make that change yourself, to learn that you have more power than you think, that you can make things better and different through your passion and hard work. The greatest thing about college is the opportunity to be young and make a difference. So many students have complaints about the way things are done and the choices that are made both on our campus and in our country. However, the fact is the majority of students aren’t taking time and effort to make anything change. Anyone can sit around and complain, but only the few
actually stand up and make a our country and our world. difference. The simplest way to make My challenge for students, change would be just using especially new Rockets, is to your right to vote. This year is get involved, be radical and a presidential election year. We make a change. Show your all have the opportunity to cast passion about our vote and make issues. Some our voices heard in days, I wish I one of the greatest exhad the opporpressions of opinion. IC Columnist tunity to be in According to the cencollege during sus, only 48.5 percent the ‘60s and ‘70s when peoof 18-24-year-olds voted in the ple our age led protests and last presidential election. Why radically stood up for their are only half of us doing somebeliefs. So much has changed thing when I hear all of us sayfor the good because young ing we have problems with at people made a difference. least one thing in our country? Not all protests brought Don’t sit back and just obabout change and not all the serve the issue. If you have change that happened was for an opinion, make something the better, but people believed happen. Choose the candiin something and the things date who can stand up for that did change started to your beliefs and make the change more quickly. This is change you say you want to why I urge students to believe happen. It’s vital for us as the in something and make a difyouth of America to use our ference based on their beliefs. voice in every form we can. I’m not saying stage a sit-in We live in a country where at the Student Union Building freedom has become overnecessarily, but I’m saying evlooked. Take advantage of ery student has at least one the fact that we have freecause they believe in and that dom. This is an opportunity there is something every stuwe take for granted. So much dent can do in order to make of our generation has become something change for that apathetic, but if every comcause. Even greater is when plaint was turned into action, students band together for that the world would change. And cause, whatever it may be. it only takes you to make it When I say you’re never happen. too young to make a difference, I don’t mean this solely Paulette Bongratz is a MBA within the confines of UT. I student studying leadership also mean you can change and the SG President.
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in brief Rockets to name starting QB today Head football coach Matt Campbell will make his selection today for the starting quarterback spot. The position battle, as was the case last year, is between junior Terrance Owens and senior Austin Dantin. Each player will see the field during the season, no matter who gets picked for the starting spot. Owens played in 12 of 13 games in 2011 and started the final three, including the Military Bowl. He set the Mid-American Conference record by completing 72.2 percent of his passes. Dantin started the first 10 games of the year be fore being sidelined with concussion symptoms. His 149.7 passing efficiency mark ranked 21st in the nation. Follow @IC_Sports on twitter to find out who gets the nod.
UT volleyball drops two of three in Columbus The Rockets won their first match of the Ohio State Sports Imports Classic in Columbus, but dropped their last two against some stiff competition. UT beat Houston 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 15-25, 2523, 15-11) in their first of two matches Friday. Junior middle blocker Dakota Harkins led the team with 13 kills and junior outside hitter Brooke Frazer added 12. Toledo was down 2-1 and trailing 14-10 in the fourth set, but rattled off six points in a row to force a fifth set. UT faced No. 20 Oregon later that night and struggled mightily against the Ducks, losing 3-0 (2514, 25-12, 25-19). The Rockets were held to just a .058 attack percentage, compared to Oregon’s .364. Oregon outside hitter Katherine Fischer had 12 kills to lead all players. Toledo wrapped-up the tournament by dropping their second straight to a ranked opponent, this time to No. 24 Ohio State in straight sets (25-19, 2520, 25-14). Juniors Jordan Kielty and Lauren Rafdal led UT with eight kills each. Harkins had a team-high .500 attack percentage and was named to the AllTournament Team. The Rockets will return to the court this weekend for the Oakland Golden Grizzlies Invitational. UT will face Oakland, Iowa and Eastern Illinois.
Rockets eager to start regular season, face Arizona Saturday By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
After winter conditioning, spring ball, fall practice and nearly 250 days, it’s finally time for the Rockets to return to the football field Saturday night when they battle the Arizona Wildcats in the desert. The last time Toledo stepped onto the gridiron, they emerged victorious in the 2011 Military Bowl with a thrilling 42-41 victory over Air Force in head coach Matt Campbell’s first game at the helm. UT hopes to begin 2012 the way they finished 2011 — with a big win. “I think there comes a point in time when the Rockets are sick of playing the Rockets and it seems like we’ve been doing that for the last six or seven months,” Campbell said. “I know our kids are really excited, I’m proud of how hard they’ve worked to get to this point and I think we’re looking forward to finding a little bit more about ourselves as we get into game week.” Toledo is no stranger to the big stage and their track record shows they know how to handle it. Since 2003, UT has beaten six schools from BCS conferences, ninth most among all non-BCS teams. Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Purdue and ninth-ranked Pittsburgh have all fallen victim to the Rockets. Syracuse and No. 15 Ohio State were close to being added to that list last season. “It’s the tradition of Toledo and I think we always embrace what the tradition of
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Toledo quarterback Austin Dantin gets drilled by Arizona defensive end Ricky Elmore as he throws a pass at the Glass Bowl in 2010. Dantin and several of his teammates seek revenge when they face the Wildcats Saturday.
this great university is in our program,” Campbell said. “I think the biggest focus for us and our kids is certainly one game at a time. I think that we’ve really tried to embrace that motto of ‘one day at a time’ through camp and spring practice.” If UT makes Arizona its next victim, it won’t the first time they’ve gotten the best of the Cats’ new head coach. UT’s upset over Michigan
at the Big House in 2008 occurred in Rich Rodriguez’s first year in charge of the Wolverine program. Rodriguez was given the Arizona job last November, 41 days after Mike Stoops was fired six games into the season. 2011 was a rough year for Arizona, who dropped five of their first six games. They finished the season 4-8 (2-7 Pacific-12 Conference) and found themselves
in a last place tie in the South division. The Wildcats do return some talented players, however, especially on the offensive side of the ball. “They’ve got PAC-12 talent, and that’s the first thing I’ll say about their football team,” Campbell said. “When you look at them across the board, they’ve got five of their offensive lineman back from last year that played and started. So they’ve got great experience.” Fifth-year senior Matt Scott has been given the nod at quarterback and fits Rodriguez’s patented zoneread option perfectly. He possesses an adequate arm and can also run effectively. Scott played sparingly during his time in Arizona, but put up solid numbers in his limited opportunities. From 2008-10, he completed 114of-177 passes for 1,301 yards and six touchdowns. He added 632 rushing yards and two more scores on the ground. Scott, who redshirted last year, has Nick Foles’ giant shoes to fill. Foles accounted for over 352 total yards per game in 2011, fourth best in the country. “The quarterback, by all indications, is a man that’s got great athleticism and he can throw the football,” Campbell said. “I think they’ve got to feel really good about who they are offensively.” Toledo’s spread offense is similar to what Rodriguez will use with the Wildcats, but the quarterback situation is slightly different. Campbell said he will likely name a
tarting quarterback after Wednesday’s practice, but both will play throughout the season, as was the case last year. Both junior Terrance Owens and senior Austin Dantin will look to pick apart a defense that ranked second-tolast in college football against the pass last season. Both signal callers had outstanding seasons in 2011. Owens set an all-time single season Mid-American Conference record by completing 72.2 percent of his passes while Dantin posted the nation’s 21st-best QB efficiency rating with a 149.7. “Offensively, we’ve got to do a great job of taking care of the football and when we have an opportunity to score points, we have to score points,” Campbell said. Several Rockets will be out for revenge after seeing Arizona come into the Glass Bowl two years ago and walk away with a dominating 41-2 victory. As if Toledo needed any more reason to be excited to take the field again, their first game of the year will be in front of a crowd of 51,811 people and nationally televised on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m. “I think any time you get a chance to go into a great environment and you have a chance to play in front of a great crowd and a great, historic football program, then I think your kids get excited about those opportunities,” Campbell said. “I know we’re excited, but I think more than anything, we’re excited just to kickoff 2012 and find out a little more about us.”
Spain, Zanoguera win U-20 Euro Title Sophomore guard Inma Zanoguera and her Spanish teammates captured the FIBA U-20 European Championship Sunday in Hungary with a victory over Russia. Zanoguera averaged 6.2 points, 5.9 boards, 1.7 steals and one steal per game in the tournament. Spain lost just once in nine games on their way to the title. Inma averaged better than 10 points, six rebounds and three steals over the last two games and shot nearly 60 percent (10-17) from the field. The Llucamajor, Spain native averaged 18.9 minutes per contest as a freshman last year for the Rockets and started eight games. (Editor’s note: Zanoguera is still overseas and was not available for comment. Check next week’s issue for a complete story.)
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Senior Austin Dantin (left) and junior Terrance Owens (right) are no stranger to competition. The two have been co-starters at the QB position for over a year. Head coach Matt Campbell will name an official starter this afternoon, but both will see plenty of playing time throughout 2012.
Dantin and Owens understand, embrace Toledo’s unique two-quarterback system By Nate Pentecost Managing Editor
The Rockets will begin another run at a Mid-American Conference title when they open the season against the Arizona Wildcats this Saturday in Tucson. The game is the first of the regular season as head coach for Toledo’s Matt Campbell and the first game at the helm for Rich Rodriguez at Arizona. The Sept. 1 showdown also kicks off the final season
in which Austin Dantin and Terrance Owens share cofirst team quarterback duties for UT. Former Rockets head coach Tim Beckman recruited Dantin and Owens to Toledo in 2009 but Dantin saw minimal playing time behind senior Aaron Opelt while T.O. continued to develop and learn the offense. Dantin grabbed the starting role in 2010 but when the sophomore went down for
the season after suffering a shoulder injury against Eastern Michigan, Owens stepped in to throw for 13 touchdowns against five interceptions the remaining four-plus games. As a consequence, before last season Beckman announced that UT would wield a two-quarterback system featuring Dantin and Owens, so long as it sustained itself. “When we first started
doing this we were a little unsure about it just because it was a new experience for both of us,” Dantin explains. “We had a great relationship but since then we’ve grown even closer. Because of that it makes the situation much easier. We understand it’s for the betterment of the team.” The Rockets two-headed monster fronted one of the most potent offensive attacks in the country in 2011. Toledo finished in the top ten in
the nation in points per game (42.2), top 20 in rushing yards per game (213.6) and top 30 in passing yards per game (267.7), as Owens (6th) and Dantin (21st) became the first teammates to rank in the top 25 in quarterback efficiency, finishing at169.2 and 149.7 respectively. “When one guy is out there having a lot of success, it drives the other one,” Dantin said. See Quarterbacks / 6
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Toledo picks up first win at IPFW, falls to Longhorns By Nick Delwiche Sports Reporter
The Rockets picked up their first win of the season on Friday against IPFW, but fell to 1-3 overall after a disappointing loss to Texas on Sunday. Toledo traveled to Fort Wayne, Ind. to take on IPFW (0-2), where sophomore Rio James’ lone goal turned out to be just enough to give the Rockets their first win and shutout of the season, defeating the Mastodons 1-0. James’ first goal of the season came off of a pass from senior Jaimie Morsillo in the 56th minute. “It was a good finish,” said UT head coach Brad Evans. “She was very composed in front of the goal and I thought she took her
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“Even in practice, if we’re a little bit off on reads or we see something differently we’ll go and talk to each other. Every chance that we get we’re out there trying to help each other and trying to get better. Having someone at the same position who’s doing really well makes you want to do better as an individual.” Toledo needed every bit of the competition-fueled spark provided by the duo to finish with a share of the MAC West title in 2011. The defense was disadvantaged even before the season opener, forced to overcome the loss of their 3rd and 4th leading tacklers in linebacker/safety Isaiah Ballard who was dismissed over the summer for felonious assault, and safety Mike Singer, who would miss the entire year because of a torn labrum. A grueling non-conference schedule which included back-to-back showdowns with powerhouses Ohio State and Boise State took its toll as well, and for multiple
chance well.” For the first time this season, sophomore Kelsey Borowitz split time with freshman Sam Tiongson between the goal posts. The two combined for eight saves in the shutout. “We’ve got two goalkeepers that have really never played full time in the fall, so I need to know what they can do,” Evans said. Both teams finished with 11 shots, with James leading UT with three shots. The Rockets had a slight 5-4 edge in corner kicks, as well as their dominating 8-2 difference in saves. “I thought we stayed fairly well organized offensively,” Evans said. “You have to win one more battle than your opponent on a regular basis
and I think we did that.” It was a different story on Sunday, however, as the Rockets found themselves on the wrong end of a shutout. Toledo traveled to Austin, Texas where they fell 3-0 to the Texas Longhorns. The Longhorns (2-2), dominated with 15 shots and 9 corner kicks. UT was held to just 4 shots and 2 corner kicks. “We tried to stay organized and keep them in front of us and I think we did that well in the first half,” Evans said. “I think that physically we wore out in the second half.” Senior Kristen Mattei, sophomore Molly Cantwell, sophomore Sarah Seig and freshman Geri Siudzinski were each credited with a shot. Texas scored their first
goal in the 40th minute when Longhorn Kristin Cummins recorded her third goal of the season. “1-0 is manageable and if we can grind through it and find a way to keep it 1-0 late then you can make an adjustment and try to push for an equalizer,” Evans said. “That’s the mentality part of it and it just didn’t happen.” The Longhorns struck again in the 69th minute when Lindsey Meyer headed in a corner kick for her first collegiate goal. Less than three minutes later, Allison Smith scored the final goal of the match with a left-footed shot past Tiongson. Borowitz and Tiongson split time for the second consecutive match. The lack of improvement is
troubling to coach Evans as we approach the start of conference play. “You play to win but if you are getting better and improving through the process then it’s acceptable but we’re
not doing that right now,” Evans said. “We’ve sort of plateaued a little bit. We need to do a better job individually and collectively.” The Rockets return home Friday to host Loyola (IL).
games, left UT without AllMid-American Conference honorees, linebacker Dan Molls and defensive end T.J. Fatinikun, among others. The conference schedule spelt more injuries for Toledo and the result was a defense which ranked 94th in the country with 31.7 points allowed per game — including two games in which opponents scored over 60 points. Owens, however, is unconcerned about a defensive unit he believes has been rejuvenated by the offseason. “We’re all healthy now and our defense should be pretty good this year,” Owens said. “I’m looking forward to watching the defense go out and execute.” For their part, the offense will need to execute in the absence of a number of key players from last season. The Rockets all-time leading receiver, Eric Page bypassed his senior year of eligibility to enter the 2012 NFL Draft and running back Adonis Thomas was picked up by the Cleveland Browns in free agency after becoming one of the most
accomplished backs in program history. Toledo will also be without wide receiver Kenny Stafford, current Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Danny Noble, and a pair of standout offensive lineman in Philip Manley — currently with the Atlanta Falcons — and Mike VanDerMeulen, all of whom at least saw time in NFL training camp this summer. “We’ve prepared for this. We understand guys are going to leave,” Dantin said “Yes, we lost a lot of guys last year but we returned a lot of guys with experience and we have a lot of depth.” That depth starts with speedy receiver Bernard Reedy. Reedy sat second chair to Page last season, starting all 13 games and finishing second on the team with 40 catches, 758 yards and nine touchdowns, including a career-high three TDs against Air Force en route to earning Military Bowl MVP honors. “From last year to this year Bernard Reedy has got a lot of experience. He’s been the guy who’s come to work every single day and he’s
been doing great things,” Dantin said. “But we also have other guys and more depth than we’ve ever had. I have so much confidence this year in our wide receiver group and I expect big things from all of them.” Fans are already looking forward to watching thirdstring quarterback Dwight Macon line up at wide receiver after he shined this spring in the annual Blue and Gold Game, but Dantin and Owens cited junior college transfer Alonzo Russell as the most impressive receiver in camp. Cordale Scott should add a wrinkle to the UT offense as the 6-4 Illinois transfer switched from wide receiver to tight end this offseason. Sophomore wideout Justin Olack is also expected to have an increased role as the former high school All-Ohio receiver is listed second on the depth chart. “We have a lot of guys that can step up,” Owens added. “They don’t have a choice but to step up.” The parts appear to be in place for Owens and Dantin to lead Toledo to its first
MAC championship since 2004. The largest obstacle in their way is the same one which kept them from the title last season — knowing which quarterback to use in a given situation. “One of the only issues we’ve had with it is at certain times in certain games, when one of us is on and really has a feel for the flow of the game and we’re going down there and scoring points, it’s hard for either one of us to be taken out of the game,” Dantin said. In last year’s 63-60 shootout loss to Northern Illinois Dantin led Toledo to a pair of impressive touchdown drives to counter the Huskies Tommylee Lewis’ two kickoff returns for touchdowns. The contest was clearly developing into a slugfest with the score knotted at 14 and Dantin and Northern Illinois’ quarterback Chandler Harnish were on center stage. Per usual, without regard for the rhythm of the game, Beckman switched out Dantin to give Owens his allotted two drives. Both outings ended with a Vince Penza punt and Dantin reentered to
a 28-14 deficit. The Rockets regained the lead several times over the course of the night but Beckman’s misplay sent Toledo scrambling and Dantin never looked as sharp the rest of the game. A win would have sent UT to the Motor City for the MAC title game. Instead, Beckman bolted for Illinois at the end of the regular season and Toledo took a trip to Washington D.C. for the Military Bowl. In D.C., interim head coach Matt Campbell picked up his first win, and perhaps more importantly, stuck with Owens (19-of24 for 210 yards and 3 TD), the quarterback who was in command. “At one point in time, somebody is going to have the hot hand and we’re going to go with that guy,” Campbell said. “For the other guy to be able to step back, even though he’s a competitor that, deep down wants to be in the football game, and stand on the sideline cheering for the other one and helping them be as successful as they can — you hope to have 105 guys just like that.”
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Sophomore Rio James scored her first goal Friday at IPFW.
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No more ramen noodles: a cookbook for students By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
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The Nearly Naked Mile will allow students to donate clothes to the Salvation Army before competing in a mile-long run through campus with minimal clothing.
Nearly naked By Russell Axon Rocket Life Editor
The second annual Nearly Naked Mile run will start at 6 p.m. in McComas Village tomorrow. The event is sponsored by the UT chapter of Order of Omega, and it will serve as a clothing drive for the Salvation Army. Participants will bring gentlyused clothing to donate before running through campus.
Order of Omega President Julia Baird said the event is unique way to give back to the community. “You kind of come out bundled up ... and then you take off your layers and run,” the senior majoring in exercise science said. The course will head towards Rocket Hall, turn towards International House, make a right at the Center for Performing Arts, cross the Ottawa River, head up
the steps by the Glass Bowl Stadium, and finish back in McComas. The “nearly naked” aspect comes from the idea of students arriving in their donation clothes and then removing them before the start of the race. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the fastest man and woman runners, as well as the fraternity or sorority with the biggest donation.
All in a day’s work Theatre Department to stage 24-hour plays
What: Plays written, rehearsed and performed by UT students, all within a span of 24 hours. Where: The Center Theatre at the Center for Performing Arts. When: Performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. Cost: General admission tickets are $5. Tickets for students and seniors are $3. All tickets can be bought at the door.
CDs “Centipede Hz,” by Animal Collective. Available Tuesday. “North,” by Matchbox Twenty. Available Tuesday. “4th Street Feeling,” by Melissa Etheridge. Available Tuesday. “Trouble Man,” by T.I. Available Tuesday.
In last week’s article “‘Dynamic’ visuals highlight Ritter video,” Anna Rooney was incorrectly titled as a student volunteer at Ritter. Ms. Rooney is a Ritter staff member. We apologize to Ms. Rooney for the error.
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BOOKS “Zoo,” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. Available Monday. “The Time Keeper,” by Mitch Albom. Available Tuesday. “The Tombs,” by Clive Cussler. Available Tuesday.
test its novice-friendliness. Combined with a banana and When writing a cookbook skim milk, it was a frothy for beginners, it’s best to asand somewhat chunky consume complete ignorance. coction, but tasty and worthMincing may be new to the while considering the shelf reader’s vocabulary. Rice may life of the key ingredients. require step-by-step Next I whipped up a chickinstructions. pea, cucumber and red onion “The Ultimate Student salad to take to work, dressed Cookbook: From Chicken to with just lemon and olive oil, Chili” (Firefly, $14.95), by which took about seven minTiffany Goodall, offers an al- utes to make and served as most foolproof guide for col- lunch for the next three days. lege students who may have Inviting a friend over for been eating cereal for every dinner, I presented as an hors meal. Photographs accompa- d’oeuvre “the ultimate cheese ny each step so that you can on toast,” which is basically see what it means, exactly, to shredded cheese combined quarter an onion. Thought with milk, onions and bubbles remind you to wash Worcestershire sauce on the raw chicken off your bread, and baked under a hands. broiler — which I don’t have, From a simple omelet to a so I stuck it in the oven and more ambitious roast chicken it worked just fine. Feeling to a homey (the author is confident, I added serrano British) shepherd’s pie, ham under the cheese, which Goodall knows her audience. was a good move. A section on “food on the The main dish was a goat move” has a default serving cheese and rosemary risotto, size of one. A budget-friendly a labor of constant stirring recommendathat turned out From a simple tion involves fragrant, deliinviting omelet to a more cious, perfect, friends to my ambitious roast probably chip in for a proudest culibig midweek chicken, Goodall nary triumph meal. Several ever thanks to knows her recipes are the easy direcaudience. described as tions and, let’s be being choice honest, a profor hangovers (Thai green found amount of butter. As curry) or before a night out Goodall might say in a of partying (sausage and thought bubble, “Amazing!” mashed potatoes). A page is I only wish she had offered dedicated to making “vodka suggestions for watermelon,” which entails accompaniments. scooping a hole out of the I had less luck with the melon, pouring in vodka and chicken and coconut curry, inserting a bunch of straws. which turned out bland, thin And, brilliantly, among and soupy. Was it because I Goodall’s smoothie recipes is didn’t buy the sunflower oil one calling for dried instead the recipe called for, opting inof fresh fruit, which often stead to use the vegetable oil I meets a sad end in the refrig- already had in my pantry? Was erators of the kitchen-averse it because I used light coconut — a group far larger than milk? Perhaps, but then it students. would have been helpful for The dried apricot and raithe recipe to say why such desin smoothie was the first in tails are important. a series of recipes I tried Again, assume complete from Goodall’s cookbook, to ignorance. Chicago Tribune
photo courtesy of Angela Riddel
Events Around Town: Labor Day Weekend
Noon to 1 p.m.: Walking Tour through Uptown Toledo. Meet at 14th Street and Madison Avenue. Free of charge. 8 p.m.: Comedian Dave Waite, at Connxtions Comedy Club. $8. More info at connxtionscomedyclub. com/toledo/shows.
9 p.m: Music bands Buried But Breathing, Hence the Wolves, Constricted, Onehitkill and Lake Erie Monsters, at Mickey Finn’s. $5. 10 p.m.: Shovels and Rope w/ guests, at Ottawa Tavern. Free of charge.
9 a.m. to noon: Apple Fest, at the Toledo Farmers’ Market, Downtown. 9 p.m.: Music bands Leyden Jars w/ Catherine Wheel and Another Broken Hero, at Frankie’s Inner City. $7 for 21 and under, $5 for 21 and up.
4:30 p.m.: Labor Day Tejano Fest, at Centennial Terrace. Pre-sale tickets are $20, tickets at the door are $30. 8 p.m.: Wesley’s Labor Day Weekend Show ft. WEe, The Strong Talk, and Bikini Babes, at Wesley’s.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 | The Independent Collegian | Commentary
Photo courtesy of Marvel, LLc.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” and other superhero films scored big with summer audiences through a combination of mass appeal and relentless marketing.
Superhero movies: cinema saviors or greedy, corporate villains?
It was quite a difficult sumI know that I probably mer for the supervillains would not have gone to see among us. Everywhere they these movies as often as I did IC Columnist turned, The Avengers jumped had I never seen an advertiseout of advertisements, or the ment for them. That’s actually favorite hero kicking butt and why I didn’t see “The IncrediAmazing Spider-man hung saving the day, and their paron store windows watching ble Hulk” or “Captain Amerients happily come along to their every move. When they ca: The First Avenger” (the relive their childhoods. Canthought they had a break, least advertised individual ny corporate marketing draws Avengers films) in theaters. I Batman flew onto the scene, smashing both the box offices in everyone in between. am fully aware that I hitched In addition to the consum- a ride on the superhero bandand their dreams of world ers’ feel-good appetite is the domination. Any diabolical wagon and sold my soul for corporate appetite for bigger plans for next year have alMarvel and DC’s propaganda. returns. Superhero movies ready been sabotaged by anSo what does this say about sell more than just theater nouncements of upcoming me? What does this say about tickets, stemming out to paysuperhero movies, including the general moviegoing pubper-view, toys, video games Superman, Wolverine, Thor lic? Should we feel tricked or and international revenue. In and Iron Man. angry? Should we feel guilty turn, these beAs of late, for paying into the schemes Should we feel come additional of entertainment giants while the American summer has guilty for paying advertisements many independent films nevthe public become less er see the light of day? Or into the schemes that pays for and about barshould we feel justified beof entertainment spreads. People cause, in the end, we paid for beques and everywhere poolside afa product and were generally giants? ... were excited to ternoons, and satisfied with what we resee “The Aveng- ceived? Our answers are to more about the release of the ers,” but how could they not next great blockbuster. Espeeach our own. cially this summer, the public have been? They were bomDearest supervillains, it is barded with the advertisehas been enticed in recordnot the Avengers, Spider-man breaking crowds to sit for two ments for years in advance or Batman you should be which increased both in hours and surrender their worried about this summer number and intensity as the imaginations to the will of or the next. Sure, they won opening night approached. Hollywood. And Hollywood the love and attention of milAs a Marvel executive told delivers exactly what sells. lions of fans, but the real winForbes, “Every Marvel movie Who can blame them? ners this summer were their since 2008 was created with The allure of superhero parent corporations. The suthe full intention of this super perheroes are going nowhere movies is obvious — they cafranchise.” That’s four years of and neither is the public hype ter to a persistent hunger for back-to-back advertisements large-scale, simplistic narrafor them. This is partially and hype to create a maxitives of good and evil. They thanks to mized target audi- ... Or should we also appeal to deeply rooted their inherence that ensured patriotic themes, including feel justified be- ent appeal, the “Western hero” who is the a successful summostly cause we paid for but savior of a world he’s separate mer for our thanks to masked crusaders, a product and from (think Thor and Superthe marketand a successful man), and “American exceping geniuses were generally tionality” — that this country profit for the that have satisfied with? is different from, if not nobler companies that revived brought them to than, others because of its them and life. mission to make the world elevated them to their godI’ll admit, I went and saw safe for democracy and like statuses. Bow down mere “The Avengers,” “The Amazspread liberty. (This one just mortals, because I’ve seen the ing Spider-man” and “The screams Iron Man and future and it wears colorful Dark Knight Rises” each a Batman.) tights. healthy four times in theaters The superhero boom is Sally Itawi is a junior manothing new — capes and su- and even purchased some joring in biology and pre-med merchandise. I drooled over perpowers have been selling with a minor in chemistry. Andrew Garfield’s Spiderfor years in comics, games Her favorite superhero is Spiman, cheered for the misunand movies. Its ongoing sucder-man because, c’mon, it’s derstood Loki, and spoke in cess relies partially on its apSpider-man. peal to a variety of audiences. Batman’s ridiculous husky voice for a good two hours. Children go to see their
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Students expecting scenes out of an “American Pie” movie may be disappointed, though. Since the event is on campus, a minimum clothing requirement exists. Women must wear at least a sports bra and gym shorts; men can do the same, but at least the latter is required. Nick Lieswyn, the event planner, said participants can run in whatever they feel comfortable wearing. “We’re not going to require anyone to be ‘nearly naked,’” the senior finance major said. “If they just want to come and run in their long pants and a sweatshirt, they can ... [it’s] up to them.” While other universities and organizations hold similar events, like a Bikini Run, Baird said Order of Omega wasn’t interested in people being scantily clad. “We didn’t necessarily want people to feel like they needed to come out there in a bikini,” she said. Lieswyn said nudity is definitely not an option. “We made sure everyone knew what the clothing
requirement was,” he said. “If people come naked, we’ll obviously have to tell them to put some clothes on.” Baird laughed when stating that even Speedos will be off limits.
“If [participants] just want to come and run in their longs pants and a sweatshirt, they can..” Nick Lieswyn
“I think that might be bad PR for both our organization and just the campus in general,” she said. Lieswyn said a lack of clothing wasn’t a problem at last year’s event, where he placed first among the men. “Unfortunately, it wasn’t a really huge event last year,” he said. According to Baird, about 25 to 50 people ran in the first Nearly Naked Mile. She said poor advertising and chilly weather affected the attendance. “[This year,] I’m hoping to get more people involved,” she said. Order of Omega’s marketing
campaign for the event included advertisements in the residence halls and word-ofmouth between multiple organizations. Baird said she would be “thrilled” if over 150 people participated in this year’s event. Lieswyn shares a similar goal. “Hopefully it’s more of campus-wide event,” he said. While detractors may see this as a risqué event, Lieswyn said UT administrators didn’t have any issues with it, and the approval process went “pretty smooth.” “Maybe if it were later at night, then they could be a little worried,” he joked. Baird said the university knows the event is for a good cause, not something which will embarrass the community. “It’s not the stereotypical Greek sprint in nothing,” she said. Lieswyn said this year’s Nearly Naked Mile is successful and sets a strong standard for future events. “Our goal is just to improve it every year to the point where ... [it’s] a yearly event that everyone looks forward to,” he said. “There aren’t many other events like it.”
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The student-run newspaper of the University of Toledo presents its third issue of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Published on Aug 29, 2012
The student-run newspaper of the University of Toledo presents its third issue of the 2012-2013 academic year.