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‘The band is out on the field’
NIU player suspended after running over Rocket Marching Band members, four injured By IC Staff
Northern Illinois University football players ran onto the football field before Tuesday’s game, injuring four UT
marching band members. According to Andrew Rhodes, UT assistant director of bands, the team was told not to enter the field until the band had exited. It is unclear who gave the
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Four members of the Toledo Rocket Marching band were injured after being hit by an NIU player at Tuesday’s game. The game was broadcasted live on ESPN 2.
orders for the football team to come onto the pitch. The incident was caught on tape and an investigation has been launched by UT and the Mid-American Conference counsel, according to UT faculty and administrators. Jamaal Bass, a freshman linebacker for the Huskies, has been suspended for his actions by the Northern Illinois athletic department. Northern Illinois Head Coach Dave Doeren said Bass will not be playing in the team’s next game because the incident was unrepresentative of the program. “I want to publicly apologize to the Rocket Marching Band and to — Band, Page A2
Racist fliers circulated on campus By Jennifer Ison IC Staff Writer
An unidentified individual stood in the Student Union Building passing out fliers with Ku Klux Klan symbols and demands for “No African American student groups if there are no student groups for European Americans,” last week. One of the fliers called for ending racial discrimination, equal financial aid, no Affirmative Action hiring and no racist or racial student groups on campus. The unknown individual handed one of the fliers to members of the Student African American Brotherhood while the group was fundraising in the Student Union last week. The individual then presented SAAB with a flier for a second time on Tuesday. Kaye Patten-Wallace, vice president for the student experience, and Kevin West, senior human resources officer, sent out an email to the UT community addressing the incident yesterday. Patten-Wallace said the Office of Student Affairs is leading an investigation to identify the individual pass-
ing out the fliers. Although the individual has First Amendment freedoms, Patten-Wallace said she would like to “have a conversation” with him about the fliers. According to Patten-Wallace the tone of the fliers conflicted with university
I’m not offended or afraid of someone who is speaking ignorantly. He wasn’t inciting violence, he’s just dumb; he’s misinformed.
Shane Mendez Senior, Broadcast and film
values. Kenneth Harbin, a senior majoring in chemistry, sent an email with one of the flier attached to administrators last week. “I would like to see exactly what kind of action the university is going to take,” Harbin said. “I want them to let us know what they’re doing.”
The email sent by PattenWallace and West defended freedom of speech as an important part of the university, despite the fact it gives a voice to those whose opinions are not popular and differ from the university community’s. “As uncomfortable as it may be to have these kinds of polarizing conversations, they are one of the pillars of our democracy,” the email read. Harbin said he believes the individual was looking for a reaction from SAAB. “Students were talking about how they don’t feel safe [at UT] because it happened a second time,” Harbin said. “Some people were really upset, tweeting and talking about it.” At a SAAB general meeting following the incident, the president of the organization brought the fliers and members discussed it. Shane Mendez, a senior majoring in broadcast and film said, “I’m not offended or afraid of someone who is speaking ignorantly. He wasn’t inciting violence, he’s just dumb; he’s misinformed.”
Jesse Jackson against Issue 2 The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged bystanders to vote no on Issue 2 on the Student Union Building steps yesterday, saying collective bargaining is the “the American way.” Jackson compared his fight for civil rights in the ‘60s to the fight against Issue 2. After the rally, Jackson spoke in the Ingman Room, discussing Issue 2 further and touching on issues of race and equality. Jackson’s visit was made possible by We Are Ohio, a community-based coalition for the repeal of Senate Bill 5, and UT’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
Number of students studying abroad doubles By Stephanie Spencer For the IC
Increased financial assistance and guidance through the application process has resulted in more students becoming interested in studying abroad, according to Sammy Spann, executive director of the Center for International Studies and Programs. Over 65 students will be involved in the study-abroad program by the end of the fall semester, which is almost twice as much as last fall semester.
One hundred sixty five students participated in the study — abroad program throughout the 2010-2011 academic year. Susan Cuffee, a specialist for international education, said more students are expected to study abroad during the summer when most travel occurs. UT’s program allows students to study in five continents. Spann said many scholarships and travel grants have made the program more affordable for all students,
Spann said. When Spann took over, he spent a lot of time traveling to different universities and observing how their studyabroad programs gained student interest. As a result, he said administrators have been supportive of his new ideas and helpful in trying to put them in place at UT. For example, the Office of Academic Engagement is attempting to start a program to help faculty take students in — Abroad, Page A2
Student organizations created in support of Israel and Palestine By Kaitlyn Miller For the IC
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UT Trustee Linda Mansour spoke about Palestine’s bid to the United Nations for statehood recognition last month during a discussion hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine.
The conflict between Israel and Palestine has found its way to UT with the recent introduction of two new, student-led organizations. Christians United for Israel and Students for Justice in Palestine were formed this year, independent of one another. Both organizations are passionate about the current conflict and raising awareness across campus by educating students. SJP is a human rights organization made up of students, faculty and members of the Toledo community. SJP President Butheina Hamdah, who is Palestinian, said members believe the United States should stop supporting Israel in the conflict. CUFI is a national organization. According to the president of
UT’s chapter John Sander, CUFI is not associated with any United States political parties, but strongly sides with Israel in relation to the Middle East conflict. Hamdah said SJP also does not take any political stance. “We don’t address a specific political solution to the conflict, we don’t believe in violence; we are committed to non-violent means of activism, and we believe that the Palestinian people should be able to decide their future,” she said. According to Sander, the mission of Toledo’s CUFI chapter is to ensure Israel is heard in any debate that occurs on campus and to inform students what is taking place in the Middle East. “From the Bible, the Jews were granted the area around Jerusalem to settle there… and they have just not been able to live for the past 2,000 years and beyond,
and they have finally been able to on campus. live there,” Sander said. “It is important to be politically SJP Vice President Reem Subei aware at the very least and undersaid the purpose of their organiza- standing international affairs in tion is to inlight of globalization form people It is important to be and growing interabout the connectedness of politically aware at the the world,” she said. conflict and “stop the very least and understandHamdah said she murder of would love to coling international affairs in Palestinian laborate with CUFI light of globalization and for future events on children.” growing inter-connected- campus. “Palestine is also killing Both organizaness of the world. innocent citions held events vilians, but Butheina Hamdah this semester. they are not President, CUFI hosted a being funded Students for Justice in presentation by Irby America,” Palestine ving Roth, a holoshe said. caust survivor at the “Whereas America has a direct Student Union Building last week responsibility to stop the killing and SJP hosted a presentation by Israel is doing because America is Linda Mansour, a UT Trustee, funding Israel.” about Palestine’s bid to the UnitHamdah said it is important to ed Nations for statehood recognihave these kinds of organizations tion last month.
Band From Page A1 the University of Toledo,” Doeren said in a press release. “We are embarrassed at what occurred and take full responsibility for the situation. I will do whatever is necessary to ensure that something like this never happens again.” Whether or not Northern Illinois will punish anymore players is to be determined. After the pregame, the band performed a “run-off,” a maneuver where they exited onto the field on the visitor’s side of the Glass Bowl. The Huskies sprinted through the band during the “run-off.” Four band members sustained injuries and were examined by emergency medical personnel afterward. Students injured include Tara Findley, a senior mellophone player, Alex Hritz, a freshman piccolo player, as well as Ashley Gawle and Carolyn Hiner, both freshmen clarinet players. Hirtz said it looked as though the players were waiting until the band members were exiting the field before they charged on, but he wasn’t sure. Hirtz was injured when a player’s shoulder pad went into his cheek, causing him to fall over and hit his head on the turf. Hirtz said the Northern Illinois coach helped him up and he could see players smiling as they looked on, even though he was still disoriented from the fall. Hiner said she could also see other football players smiling through their
Abroad From Page A1 their classes abroad as part of their course. Advisors and coordinators in Academic Engagement work to make sure the classes taken while abroad will count toward the student graduation requirements. Students can travel out of the U.S. for part of the semester and the Office of Academic Engagement will help coordinate the trip.
Independent Collegian facemasks. “I can understand if a football player gets in the zone,” Hirtz said. “I was a band member just getting off the field. I wasn’t doing anything to provoke them.” Since falling, Hirtz said he has had a constant, dull headache which he will have checked out today at Toledo Hospital. Hiner has had a constant throbbing behind her eyes and a sore nose which she
also plans to seek medical attention for. According to Hirtz, the player’s suspension is not a severe enough punishment, but it’s better than nothing. On an NCAA fan website thread called, “Memo to the Toledo Band — Get Outta the Way,” some users posted comments blaming the band, such as, “the band has done this in previous seasons, I think they do this on purpose trying to mess with the opposing team but when you are fired up and running out to the field, you are not really looking for some idiot band member trying to be funny. So accidents happen — this one is on the Toledo Band.” “They have a video and it’s
just horrible,” Gawle said. Rhodes said while he understands not all of the Northern Illinois team acted with malicious intent, he is disappointed with the incident. “You don’t expect this sort of thing, in my opinion, from inter-collegiate athletics,” he said. “Football players aren’t stupid people – they can tell the difference between someone who’s wearing a helmet, shoulder pads and a jersey versus someone who’s wearing a marching band uniform and a shako.” According to the Rocket Marching Band staff, the band will now be taking an alternate route off the field to avoid future problems. Starting next game, the band will exit around the north goal and in front of the home sideline. “We had already been planning to revise our field exit anyway,” Rhodes said. “We’ve had issues trying to go behind the visiting team’s bench; nothing of this nature, but it just becomes a congested area.” In 2001, a previous incident transpired between Northern Illinois football players running into members of the drum and bugle corps Capital Regiment, according to the official Drum Corps International website. Sources say a dispute over practice time on the field led to the hospitalization of two buglers. Two Northern Illinois players were charged with battery and the strength and conditioning coach was fired. A member from the MAC counsel could not be reached for comment.
Additionally, if a student takes advantage of the opportunity to study abroad, they will not miss a semester of classes. Spann believes more interest would be sparked in the study — abroad program if students could better afford to participate. He is currently working with the administration to eliminate the cost of general fees for all students. “It’s unfair for those
students to pay when they are not using the services the money pays for,” he said. Linda Amrou, a recent UT political science graduate, was able to study in Istanbul, Turkey through the study-abroad program and was able to visit Jordan, Egypt, Palestine and Syria during her trip. She said the experience developed her as a human being, and was humbling and educational
We are embrassed at what occurred and take full responsibility for the situation...
Dave Doeren Head Coach, Northern Illinois University
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Studying abroad benefits Homesickness, cultural shock and the food may be reasons to avoid a foreign country, but the benefits of studying abroad surely outweigh these small costs. One of the biggest benefits to studying in another country is that it develops your language and interpersonal skills. Future employers are going to be attracted to a candidate if they can interact proficiently in a foreign language. It means they can introduce their services to a whole new demographic. A textbook language may seem dry and uninteresting, but the beauty of another country brings the language to life. What students are reading in a textbook is a watered-down version of a language developed by a nation for centuries. Visiting another country will make the language more memorable because students would be dependent on it to get around. Not only that, but studying abroad introduces a novice to slang and casual ways people talk. Like with English, there are many kinds of accents and ways of speaking, and each one reveals something about the personality or identity of the speaker — textbook can’t incorporate all of this. Studying abroad allows students to see how much their American identity shapes them, and who they are when they are isolated from their country. American history textbooks give us much to be proud of. Our culture discusses our establishment of democracy, the landing on the moon, discovery of electricity and creation of the assembly line. Nonetheless, the bits of pop culture we produce, like reality television shows, are how people in other countries are judging us. They’re not seeing a great generation of independent thinkers from our history — they see high obesity ratings and shows like
“Jersey Shore.” They believe we only entertain ourselves with promiscuous sex, drunken weekends and a vocabulary filled with profanity. Visiting another country can reveal flaws in the American way of life. It takes us back to a simpler way of living where Internet wasn’t dominant. Life in other countries, such as India or Brazil, occurs out in the open, and natives must find fun in places other than their phones. Cultural beliefs, especially in Asian countries, are founded on the idea of community, not the individual. People are expected to maintain peaceful relationships, and honoring their families is important. Even the flaws in other countries can be used as educational tools. Americans often take for granted some things only the wealthy experience in other countries. Starbucks once a week, driving to and from school and having a backyard are luxuries in some places. Returning home from worldly travels, Americans could remember the struggling of those in another country and be more appreciative of the U.S. There are also places where people are segregated based on socioeconomic class, gender and age. Visiting another country could reinforce the idea that freedom is central to our way of life, and it should make any American thankful for the people who have fought to keep our rights. For all of the above reasons, studying abroad is a great experience for anyone. The costs are expensive, but there are scholarships, financial aid and loans available to anyone interested. Studying abroad doesn’t have to entail another country, but those interested could travel to the other end of the United States. Similarly, traveling to another place awakens that childhood curiosity and wonderment we spend the rest of our lives trying to find.
Smartphones easily hacked Today’s smartphone users can purchase movie tickets, check bank statements, read important messages and check Facebook from their phones, but can they be sure they’re the only ones viewing such information? A cellphone’s capacity to do more has augmented its popularity with people. They’re slowly becoming miniature computers and people are becoming dependent on them to schedule their days, communicate between friends and family, find entertainment and provide basic navigation. If a user is lacking a flash drive, a smartphone is also a convenient storage device. Unfortunately, since smartphones are relatively new devices, many are unaware of the ways they can be victimized from smartphone hackers. We’ve seen cellphone scandals with celebrities like Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens and Mila Kunis. They’re not the only ones being targeted, though. Those seeking entertainment may just find it through the Android Market, which has thousands of free applications available. By downloading an application, a person could be allowing this unknown function to determine whether a call is initiated, identify outgoing calls, analyze all contact information, purchase items through the Market and map out GPS locations. This isn’t even the end of it. Major actions include editing storage card contents, accessing basic phone operations and deleting all applications. Applications are granted these permissions when they’re downloaded, and most people disregard them. It’s simply because they’re unaware of the information being leaked, or
how the information could harm them. Nonetheless, there are several precautions someone can take to ensure this doesn’t happen to them. One defense mechanism smartphone users can take is not using the phone to access everything. Check important emails, especially those with bank and credit card statements, on a protected computer at home. Refrain from using smartphones to purchase movie or airplane tickets. These preventative methods can protect people on a financial level. Evaluate applications before downloading them and check reviews online before proceeding. Don’t download something simply because of encouragement from friends. Question why an application would need certain permissions granted to run. Obviously, a navigation program would need GPS information to continue, but it’s questionable why a fast food game would need GPS information. How is it important to know whether a phone call is being initiated to play Tetris? Applications that have standing ovations from highly-acclaimed technology experts are more likely to be trusted than the random application someone found for free. Phones are just like miniature computers, and they’re vulnerable to spyware, malware and viruses. An anti-virus application, such as NetQin, ESET, F-Secure and Kaspersky can provide basic protection against these things. The smartphone is a great tool for a wide array of actions. Anything anyone can envision is out there and available for download on a phone. Users can still revere the tools a smartphone has to offer, but by analyzing the applications they’re downloading, they can ensure they don’t suffer in the long run for short-term pleasure.
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- Letters To the editor This letter is in response to the last Thursday’s column “Imaginary Religious Center.” Your title of “Imaginary Religious Center” made me think at first that you were against the new Center for Religious Understanding, but as I read on, I think you are for it. You described our work as “something students are actually interested in and wish to see happen.” You also implied that UT should put its money where its mouth is and provide a physical “spot” for the Center as part of the act of creating it last Tuesday. Of course, as an active intern for the Center, I couldn’t agree more that our work is engaging students and that a physical place for the Center on campus would be wonderful. We are in fact actively seeking such a space. But I want to be sure your readers understand that our current lack of a physical location
does not make the Center “imaginary” or “non-existent.” We are a real presence at the University, and are making a difference. At the end of the forums last year, every single student evaluation said positive things about the experience and how they have been changed or welcomed or filled with hope. Not having an official spot to meet last year did not stop us from choosing as a group where we could meet; groups met everywhere from peoples’ houses to the local bowling alley to the Interfaith Center right off campus to meet and have meaningful conversation. We hold several lectures per year with crowds of up to 300 people in attendance. We are producing a TV series with WGTE. We are heading out to the old North End to defy the headlines and make religious difference a force for the good.
Please understand that we officially launched and became “The Center for Religious Understanding” precisely because we are so very real and have grown so much that we felt it was time to make it official and really put our name out there. By making us a Center, the UT Administration gave us, if not a physical place, an institutional place. There is now, as of last Tuesday, a permanent arm of the University that works on religious diversity. This is absolutely essential for our growth, and worth celebrating as we did last week. Please feel free to email the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 419.530.6190 if you would like more information.
Student loan debt now surpasses credit card debt in the United States, according to the Federal Reserve. College students and their families should not have to sign away their financial futures when they sign up for college. Yet, many Americans saddled with student loan debt must postpone buying a car, investing in a home or starting a family. “Come on, Senator, how can this be fair,” a Gallia County resident recently wrote to me about the growing burden of student loan debt. She’s not alone in worrying about the high cost of higher education. But help is on the way. An Executive Action issued by President Obama would consolidate student loans, reduce interests rates and lower monthly payments on student loans. Two-thirds of college graduates in Ohio complete their four-year degrees with an average of $26,000 in debt. That’s not just unfair, it is not in the best interest of the United States. We need to support students who are working to move America forward. The next generation of technological innovations will be developed in our college laboratories and the critical thinking skills needed to move America forward will be cultivated in our university classrooms.
A portion of the President’s recent Executive Action — which provides much-needed assistance to struggling college graduates — is based on a bill I authored with Ohioans in mind: the Student Loan Simplification and Opportunity Act. This commonsense legislation would give borrowers with both Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) loans and Direct Loans the option to convert their FFEL loans to Direct Loans. Starting next year, graduates with loans through the Federal Family Education Loans program, administered by private banks and Direct Loans, administered by the Department of Education, will be able to consolidate their loans into one monthly payment. To encourage students to take advantage of this program, they will be rewarded with up to .5 percent off their loan’s interest rates. What would this mean for students pursuing two-year degrees in Stark County or four-year degrees in Franklin County? It would mean a simplified loan repayment process, a lowered likelihood of default and less debt. That’s why President Obama’s announcement last week is good news for Ohioans. The President’s proposal also includes a new “Pay As You Earn” proposal that will reduce monthly payments for more than 1.5 million Americans with
student loan debt. Under the proposal, 1.6 million students would be able to cap their loan payments at 10 percent of their discretionary salary starting next year with the balance of their debt forgiven after 20 years of payments. Finally, the proposal includes a “Know Before You Owe” project led by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — which if confirmed by the U.S. Senate would be headed up by former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray — to help students better understand their student aid options and easily compare aid packages between colleges and universities. These efforts will help prevent future generations of Americans from being saddled with unsustainable debt burdens. Every qualified, hardworking student should have the opportunity to earn a college education. But, with the average instate tuition at Ohio colleges and universities hovering around $34,300, we have a responsibility to help make certain that higher education is available to talented students with limited financial means. We can make access to higher education affordable for all Ohioans — it’s only fair that every American has an opportunity to achieve the American Dream.
— David Gossor Intern for the Center of Religious Understanding
— Sen. Sherrod Brown Washington D.C.
Capitalist ideology flawed This column is in response to Monday’s column “’Occupy’ ideology flawed.” It is in no way bizarre to suggest, as the Occupy Wall Street protesters do, that capitalism is exploitative. The reason so many people think it Jantzen is not is beRidenour cause “the right hand knoweth not what the left hand doeth.” We, for the most part, see capitalism from one unique perspective — the consumer. We see only a finished product of which we have the option of buying or not buying. We know not the means by which what we consume is produced. Capitalism is about the bottom line — high yield from low input. For this to work, there needs to be exploitation at some level. Without proper restrictions put on a capitalistic nationstate and corporations that operate within it, the only result can be the exploitation of the masses and deprivation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This directly contradicts the idea that an individual is free to rise as far as his ability permits provided he does not violate another person’s rights. People’s rights are being violated. Their environments are being destroyed irreparably,
their livelihoods ripped from them, all of which interfere with what are called American ideals. In the definition used by Reddy, he states, “our system is based on political equality where each individual is free to rise as his ability permits him.” The key word is “individual.” A corporation is a group of people given permission by the government to work together, not an individual.
The Supreme Court says a corporation is legally a person, but that does not make it so.
Until the ratification of the 14th Amendment, corporations were considered as just a collective. The Supreme Court decided that the 14th Amendment, which recognized slaves as people who could own and sell property, also gave personhood to corporations. This allowed them to act as an individual even though, by its own nature, a corporation is not an individual person in any way. Because it is indeed not an individual, it has no right to excel as far as its ability permits. The loophole the Supreme Court gives corporations is disturbing. They currently have all the positive rights of an individual, and the individuals administrating the corporation face little to no
negative repercussions. These composite individuals have the right to excel to the extent of their personal ability, but the nature of a corporation should not shield individuals from personal responsibility. The Supreme Court says a corporation is legally a person, but that does not make it so. I know 45-year-old men who are legally adults, but are in no way near what an adult is. On a personal note, writerphilosopher Ayn Rand, who was quoted in the last column, should not be cited or taken seriously in any positive light. Citing Ayn Rand in this capacity is misguided. Ayn Rand nearly worshipped the murderer William Edward Hickman, who killed and dismembered 12-year-old Marian Parker. Hickman inspired Rand’s novel, “The Fountainhead.” Rand’s philosophy itself is animalistic and parasitic in nature. It is practiced by lesser common beasts of a most contemptible nature and lacks any sort of quality that could be considered humane. The well-being of every living organism is essentially connected to the well being of all other living organisms, not incidentally. Therefore, there is no just cause for the exploitation that capitalism helps facilitate on a local and global level. — Jantzen Ridenour is an IC columnist and a senior majoring in religious studies.
We didn’t play as a team and we didn’t do things that we had been doing in weeks past. Credit’s got to go to Northern Illinois. Tim Beckman UT Head Football Coach
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Rockets defense throttled in MAC showdown
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In a battle between MidAmerican Conference Championship contenders the Rockets fell to Northern Illinois on Tuesday night in a 63-60 shootout at the Glass Bowl. The two teams set a Glass Bowl and MAC regulation game record by combining for 123 points. With the win Northern Illinois moves into a first place tie with the Rockets in the MAC West Division. Should both teams win their remaining three conference games the Huskies now own the tiebreaker over Toledo. “Well, I guess the biggest thing is just disappointing for these seniors, for this football team to go out there and do what we did tonight,” said UT head coach Tim Beckman. “We didn’t play as a team and we didn’t do things that we had been doing in weeks past. Credit’s got to go to Northern Illinois.” Toledo (5-4, 4-1 MAC) allowed 60-plus points to the Huskies (6-3, 4-1) for the second consecutive season, having suffered a 65-30 loss to NIU last November in Dekalb. “I mean, it’s disappointing, there’s no question—65 last year and 63 this year. I think they do a great job, and they’ve scored a lot of points on a lot of people. That’s why they’re rated as one of the top third down conversion football teams in the country, but to give up 63 points is way too many.” Junior quarterback Austin Dantin started the game for the Rockets and delivered one of the best performances of his collegiate career. Dantin threw for 322 yards and five
touchdowns on 20 of 33 passing and ran for 65 yards and a rushing touchdown. “The offensive line did a great job for me all night,” Dantin said. “And obviously Eric Page did some unbelievable things.” Junior wideout Eric Page was on the receiving end of all five Dantin passing touchdowns, tying Marshall’s Randy Moss for the MAC single-game record. Page finished with 9 catches for 150 yards. Senior quarterback Chandler Harnish anchored the Huskies on the ground with 133 yards on 16 carries and through the air with 265 yards and three touchdowns on 17 of 26 passing with six touchdowns. Tommylee Lewis started the scoring barrage, taking the opening kickoff from coast to coast to give Northern Illinois a 7-0 lead less than 20 seconds in to the game. After the Rockets countered with a 67 yard drive capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass from Dantin, Lewis returned another kickoff 95 yards for the score to give NIU a 14-7 lead. Lewis set a Huskies’ school record for touchdowns on kickoff returns in a single game, also breaking the previous NIU record for kickoff return yardage in a contest. “Well, the first one was a missed kick by [Jeremiah Detmer],” Beckman said. “They did a good job of scheming us. The ball wasn’t kicked properly and we lost leverage. “And on the second one, that wasn’t quite as good again, but we lost leverage again on the right side of the kickoff
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Sophomore Terrance Owens played just two possessions in Toledo’s 63-60 loss to Northern Illinois at the Glass Bowl on Tuesday.
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UT sophomore Rachel MacLeod looks to continue her stellar play in the semi-finals tomorrow. By Joe Mehling Sports Editor
With the Rockets and Bowling Green not playing until Tuesday, we chose a few of the nation’s biggest games for our weekly picks. Garret Garcia was chosen to represent the students this week and UT’s last game must have made an impression because he likes some touchdowns. Looks like this week’s picks will come down to the battle of the nation’s top teams in Alabama and LSU. If you would like to be next week’s student, send us a tweet at IC_Sports.
The Toledo women’s soccer team will face Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament semi-final on tomorrow at 11:05 a.m. at Scott Park. The Rockets are unbeaten at home in the MAC this year (5-0-1) including a 2-0 victory over Buffalo back on Oct. 16th. “Obviously playing them a
second time and with us winning the first game, they are going to come out with revenge,” said senior goalkeeper Vicki Traven. “I expect them to come out anxious and firing away. We are really looking forward to hosting the tournament game. Being in front of our fans will be absolutely amazing. We look forward to it.” The Rockets made their
way to the final four after a dominating 8-0 win over Ohio last Sunday. Buffalo is 3-0-1 in their last four matches and are in the semi-finals for the second time in school history. The University of Toledo Division of External Affairs will pay the admission fee for the first 100 UT students with their student ID. The game will also be carried live on BCSN.
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Defense From Page B1 coverage team and they ended up taking it back across the field.” Another 12-yard scoring pass from Dantin to Page tied the score again at 14 with 7:27 remaining in the first quarter. Toledo’s defense forced the Huskies into a three-and-out on the following drive but sophomore wideout Bernard Reedy gave NIU a fresh set of downs after being called for roughing the kicker. Ten plays later Harnish hit senior wide receiver Nathan Palmer for a 6-yard scoring touchdown to give Northern
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Illinois a 21-14 lead late in the first quarter. Harnish then connected with a wide open Palmer on a 71-yard touchdown pass that made the score 28-14 at the 9:59 mark of the second quarter. Toledo made the score 28-21 when Dantin found Page for his third receiving touchdown of the half. A 41-yard Jeremiah Detmer field goal cut the deficit to 2824 at the half. The two teams exchanged leads throughout the second half with Toledo taking its last lead on senior running back Adonis Thomas’ three-yard touchdown run with 4:16 left in the game.
Chandler then led the Huskies on a 66-yard drive capped off by his sixth passing touchdown, marking the final score. The Rockets declined to use any of their three timeouts on Northern Illinois’ last drive. “It was kind of like a doubleedged sword,” Beckman said. “Do you let them call a timeout and give them an opportunity to call the play they want to call?” Toledo hosts Western Michigan in another Tuesday night MAC West Division showdown on Nov. 8. “The seniors and coaching staff need to regroup this football team,” Beckman said. “We need to get back to the way we know the Rockets can play.”
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The UT men’s and women’s basketball teams will open their seasons with exhibition games starting with the men’s game tonight at 7 p.m. The women’s squad plays Saturday at 1 p.m.
Junior wideout Eric Page hauled in nine passes for 150 yards and five touchdowns against NIU.
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Witches need love, too
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‘Bell, Book and Candle’ opening at Toledo Rep By Caitlin Arthurs Asst. Arts and Life Editor
Many have experienced being in love and for some it has proved to be one of the most bewitching spells of all. The play “Bell, Book and Candle” investigates this idea as it steps out of the 1950s to make its debut at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre this weekend. The play was written by John Van Druten and adapted into a 1958 film starring Kim Novak and James Stewart. The story follows a New York City witch named Gillian, or Gil, who has a knack for mischief. Her magic runs rampant as she casts a spell on her upstairs neighbor, Shep, to make him love her. Instead, Gil ultimately falls in love with him, “I generally do plays with
more grit, but [‘Bell, Book and Candle’] is sexy, frothy and fun!” said Director Jennifer Rockwood, associate dean of the College of Innovative Learning, in an email. “There’s great acting by amazing local talent, and it should be a fun, lighthearted night of laughs and love.” According to Rockwood, the five actors are a pleasure to work with. “I love small casts,” Rockwood said. “I get real coaching and directing time with each actor, the group forms [a] very close knit ensemble.” The play’s leads are UT faculty members Kate AbuAbsi, director of the Arts Living Learning Community, and Matthew Gretzinger, part-time instructor for the Department of Theatre and Film. Three of the actors – John Duvall, Jennifer Jake
and John Paul Welch – are UT alumni. Though the story may be more familiar to the older crowd who remember the movie, Rockwood believes it is not limited to them. “The older crowd might have seen the movie, but the play in no way is for or about an older crowd. This production takes place today,” Rockwood said. According to Rockwood, this is a show for all audiences, especially anyone who has ever fell under the spell of love. “Bell, Book and Candle” will be playing at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre from Friday to Nov. 19 on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students and can be bought online, by phone or through the Toledo Rep box office.
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“Bell, Book and Candle” is a romantic comedy involving spells, witches and love in New York City. The play opens tomorrow at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre and runs the next two weekends.
Taking Back From Page B4 Following Cooper and Nolan’s departure, Taking Back Sunday moved forward by picking up Fred Mascherino and Matt Rubano to replace them on guitar and bass. The reconstructed band stayed successful with their second album, “Where You Want to Be.” The group hit mainstream success with their third album, “Louder Now,” which included two of their more popular singles, “MakeDamnSure” and “Liar (It Takes One to Know One).” Other well-known tracks include “Twenty-Twenty Surgery” and “Error Operator,” which appeared on the “Fantastic Four” soundtrack. Mascherino was replaced in 2007 by Matthew Fazzi for the fourth studio album, “New Again.” Fazzi and Rubano left Taking Back Sunday in March 2010. Cooper and Nolan performed with Straylight Run for seven years along with Will Noon on drums and Michelle DaRosa, Nolan’s sister, on vocals, guitar and piano. The group saw some success, but suffered a major-label flop and other financial issues before officially announcing a hiatus in February 2010. Cooper said the group split months before. Cooper described the time between bands as “limbo.” For several months, he looked for jobs and eventually was forced to move back with his parents. While Straylight and Taking Back Sunday were slowing down, Cooper said he was asked by O’Connell to possibly reunite with Taking Back Sunday, an opportunity that gave him some hope during his time off. Cooper and Nolan flew down to Texas in March of last year and the group has since been touring and creating new material. They recorded a selftitled new studio album, which was released in June. The group has matured in
First-year students Michelle Harris as a fairy and Keely-Rain Battle as Puck in this production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
—Ashley Stephens is a junior majoring in theatre.
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chamber symphony, and Renee Robbins, a pianist from Ann Arbor who previously hosted a fundraiser for this cause, will accompany the Josephs. Approximately 20 volunteers are helping to organize the event, including UT faculty, students and freelancers from around the community. Tickets for this event can be purchased for $15 at the door or in advance through the UT Center for Performing Arts Box Office online at www.utoledo.edu/boxoffice or by calling (419) 530-2375.
a full scholarship to Julliard. He eventually returned to Haiti and built a school of music that would be named after his daughter — the New Victorian School. The school was destroyed in the earthquake, which also claimed the life of Joseph’s first wife, Myslie Chery-Joseph, a member of the school’s staff. Classes are currently being held in a temporary location until another school can be built. It is Joseph’s ultimate hope to ensure Haiti is
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Bassist for Taking Back Sunday Shaun Cooper rocking out. Cooper recently returned to the band after leaving in 2003. the past seven years and Cooper said it’s apparent in their music and lyrics. “You’re not hearing 10 break-up songs,” Cooper said. “We’ve all evolved as musicians and songwriters and I think it’s evident. There are a lot of songs about love and life and understanding where you’ve been. I think it’s much deeper than ‘Tell All Your Friends.’” In addition to musically maturing, Cooper said the group has grown up from their heavier drinking days on tour, and they now handle their problems much better. Although the group’s seen numerous band changes, Cooper said they still work to perform songs from the en-
tire discography. “There will be slight differences, but we try to do those songs justice,” he said. Through it all, Cooper said he never regrets leaving Taking Back Sunday when he did. “I’m so glad I did because my life has changed in so many ways, like I never would have met my wife if I would’ve stayed with Taking Back Sunday,” he said. “I’m a very big believer of everything happens for a reason and I couldn’t be happier.” Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets for the show are $23 in advance and $25 at the door. Also performing are The Maine and We Are The Fury.
Middle English text, I still had to study for and attend classes. It wasn’t just keeping up with a show, but also spending my days focusing on a show that opened in a month and wondering when we’d be ready for it. It was a tedious process and rehearsals grew more tiring — they were filled with fight scenes and the limitless action that goes with putting Shakespearean text into your body so audiences don’t get bored. When tech week arrived, I speak for myself, and maybe a few other actors, in saying I was in no way ready. We were presented with a new stage, new tech hands and one-fourth of the time we usually have for a tech time. We’ve been working day and night to put together a show with all the pieces. We’re going full-force because of the potential we know the show has. It was a lot of hard work, but even through this Tech week, we’re having fun and enjoying our art. I have a million quotes written down in my script and so many funny memories. I will not forget this experience and will always refer to it as a time where I tested my abilities, growing with every “Thou.”
outfitted with an excellent music conservatory, a very modern concert hall and a well-established musical curriculum. Skepticism has been raised about donating to Haiti’s music programs when many basic necessities are still required, but Joseph believes music and self-expression are necessary as well. “Human beings need a place to show their creativity,” Johnson said. “Without a way to express being human… that squelches the will to live.” John Dodson, conductor of the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, will be directing the
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Frankies Inner City — Scale the Summit is playing. Show starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance. Owens Community College — “Hairspray” is being performed by the Toledo School for the Arts students this weekend and next. Show begins at 7 p.m. with Sun. matinees at 2:30 p.m. Visit www.owens.edu for tickets and more information.
The Omni — Taking Back Sunday is playing with The Maine and We Are The Fury with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at www.omnimidwest.com The Valentine Theatre — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” University of Toledo’s production is taking place on the main stage this weekend. For tickets and more information visit www.valentinetheatre. com
The Huntington Center — 3 Doors Down is playing downtown at 7 p.m. Visit www.huntingtoncenter.com for tickets and more information. Frankies Inner City — Be one of the first 25 people to buy a ticket and meet Breathe Carolina when they perform at Frankies Nov. 13. Stop by Culture Clash Records, buy a ticket, get a poster to have signed and get early admission into Frankies to hang out with the band. Tickets are $13.
Toledo Museum of Art — University professor of English Matthew Wikander discusses how great art and literature emerged out of the chaos of religious warfare in the early 1600s at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Stranahan Theatre — Les Misérables opens this week. Shows begin at 8 p.m. with Sat. and Sun. matinees at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information visit www.stranahantheatre.com
Arts and Life Thursday, November 3, 2011
Megan Aherne – Editor
Taking Back a previous lineup Toledo to welcome reunited alternative rock band at the Omni tomorrow By VIncent D. Scebbi Managing Editor
Those planning on seeing Taking Back Sunday tomorrow night at the Omni should expect a reuniting of “five dudes having so much fun.” “We’re so grateful to have been doing this job for so long and we’ve had our ups and downs personally and professionally,” said bassist Shaun Cooper. “It’s a real celebration right now, and we’re just loving life right now.” While the band has gone through numerous lineup changes through its tenure, Taking Back Sunday is returning to its previous combination of frontman Adam Lazzara, John Nolan on guitar and vocals, Eddie Reyes on guitar, Cooper on bass and Mark O’Connell on drums. This is the 2002 lineup who
recorded the group’s first studio album, “Tell All Your Friends.” Cooper said the band feels this is the right combination of guys in order for Taking Back Sunday to succeed again. “I think the band did nothing before ‘Tell All Your Friends,’ I think they did everything after,” he said. “There’s a certain creative energy that came back after seven years. I think you can hear it on our new record and at our shows and we rely on each other musically, personally and professionally. There’s a certain chemistry between the five of us and I think it’s an exceptional thing.” Cooper and Nolan left the band in 2003 to form Straylight Run. Cooper said he needed the split because he and Nolan needed to take a step back, though the other
Saving the music in Haiti Violinist Romel Joseph to play benefit fundraiser for Haiti in the Recital Hall By Abbey Stoutamire IC Staff Writer
When a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January of last year, the world seemed to halt. Romel Joseph, a Haitian violinist, took this tragedy and used it as an opportunity to help his community and bring music into the lives of Haiti’s youth. UT will host a performance by Joseph and his daughter, Victoria, in the Center for Performing Arts Recital Hall, Saturday at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to the Friends of Music Education for Haiti, Inc., who will use the funds toward the building of the Haiti Center for Performance Arts. FMEH was founded in hopes that music and education could be brought back to Haiti even after last y e a r ’s devastating earthquake. According to Cecilia Johnson, a UT music instructor and
coordinator of the event, this program intends to encourage self-esteem and pride in Haiti’s youth. It could also allow Haiti to take back a sense of community and culture, which is what draws most tourists to Haiti and helps supplement the economy there. Johnson, who will play a piece with the Josephs, wants people to understand the responsibility that her friend is exhibiting as an artist of the world and hopes people will grow to appreciate him and his cause. “If ever a person could represent the idea that one person can change the world, Romel Joseph would be that man,” Johnson said. Joseph, who was born blind, received his undergraduate degree for music and violin performance at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. After his education in Ohio, he was awarded — Joseph, Page B3
three members wanted to keep going. “Next thing you know, you go from a 20-year-old kid to 22 and you’ve been touring for two years and there’s no end in sight,” he said. “It was too much success too soon and it was overwhelming at the time and we all handled that success in different ways.” Cooper described life while touring as a “continual amount of crazy,” with drunken fights breaking out almost nightly. “A lot of people struggle with people at their jobs, but at least they get to go home at the end of the day,” he said. “But us, we’re cramped in a van for two years straight and you drink and get into fights with each other. Nothing can really prepare you for that.” — Taking Back, Page B3
Photos by Sarah Louise Bennett / www.takingbacksunday.com
Taking Back Sunday is playing at the Omni tomorrow night along with The Maine and We Are The Fury. Doors open at 7 p.m.
A mid-autumn reality By Ashley Stephens For the IC
This year’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is not a typical UT performance in more than one sense. The show is being presented in a modern way and is not in the Center Theatre of the Center for Performing Arts.
What makes this show similar to previous years is the amount of energy and care everyone has put into the part they earned. Shakespeare isn’t the type of playwright whose works can be read, memorized in a day and recited perfectly with meaning. At the first
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Frankies Inner City — Library Voices is playing at 9 p.m. “Sounds like drunk kids talking too openly and too honestly.” Tickets are $5 for over 21 and $7 for under.
Photo courtesy of Angela Riddel
Victora Joseph and father Romel Joseph will be playing their violins this Saturday night at 8 p.m.
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The play features Starr Chellsea Cutino, Ashley Stephens and Brian Purdue as the lovers. The characters’ costumes, among other elements, were adapted to present-day American culture.
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read-through, I honestly had no idea what I was saying. However, when you get your dream role, you try as hard as you can to learn and clarify it — which was my case. After long rehearsals every night, trying to make sense of
“Dreams” So I got a whole lot of people Wondering what I’m gon’ do But whatever I do, it’s gon’ be an epic move! I refuse to be poor, POOR! Passing, Over, Opportunites, Repeatedly I’m a first generation kid That really means a lot to me So, I put it like this... I dream bigger than I live My heart bigger than it is Where’s a genie at? Somebody grant me a wish! I just don’t talk to talk Just to be flappin it Success is what I want And I’m demandin it! I stay true to me
And I stay true my words So in the long run I won’t be eating my words Some people say “fake it to you make it” What happens when “you make it”? Are you going to keep faking? People say... They are different all the time I see right through them As they try, to disguise in they lies. Life is to short to be playing.. I wanna... Wake up- Nice Girl Wake up- Nice Car Wake up- Nice House Green grass Picket Fence
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Blue Skies The whole nine All because I work hard, and I’m giving it my best Nothing less And that’s my dream... Nothing but success!
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Alvin Odems is a freshman majoring in marketing.