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ktunney@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater Student supporters of American Sign Language classes protested outside Satterfield Hall Thursday in a “Silent Standoff” using sign language and signs that read, “Make your cuts somewhere else,” “Save sign language,” “Can you hear us now?” and “Stop discrimination now.” During the rally, Bethany Stahler and Drew Hellebrand went inside to deliver a petition against the restrictions to Jennifer Larson, chair of the Modern and Classical Language Studies department. Stahler, senior American Sign Language major, said although nothing has changed in terms of lifting restrictions, they were able to make the administration see how serious they are. “She didn’t tell us ‘OK, fine.’ She didn’t give us any kind of changes there on the spot,” Stahler said. “But they realized, they’ve all realized, it’s getting a lot of attention from students and affecting a lot of people so they want to do something.” Earlier this semester, the MCLS department restricted American Sign Language courses to only ASL majors and minors, thereby eliminating the possibility for students to take the classes as an elective. Only Kent State’s main campus was affected by the change. Stahler said the goal of the rally was to make the administration see that students are not accepting the restrictions. “We just wanted to say, ‘Hey, you can’t just get away with this, we care, we don’t want this to happen,’” she said. “We know budget cuts happen, we understand that, but this is unfair to us, this is unfair to everyone at Kent State.” Stahler said she and Hellebrand, senior justice studies major, discussed the issue with Larson, and she agreed to set up a meeting with Timothy Moerland, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, to work out a solution. The rally outside was aimed at showing the administration the support the major has and how much students have benefited from it, Hellebrand said. See ASL, Page 2

Gymnastics team strives for National Championship Tyler Goddard

tgoddar1@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater The Kent State gymnastics team enters the NCAA Gymnastics National Championships as the No. 12-ranked team, but the Flashes are aiming to upset as the tournament’s bottom spot. The Flashes enter the tournament against powerhouses like Florida and defending champion UCLA, but Kent State is not satisfied with simply being there. “We aren’t expected to do anything,” said Brice Biggin, Kent State’s coach. “We’re the 12 seed, but we know that if we go out there and hit our routines that we give ourselves a chance. We once again need to probably go out and hit at least 23 out of 24 routines to give ourselves a legitimate chance, but then we’re going to have some help from some other people.” Biggin said he and the coaching staff talked to the team after NCAA Regionals, and the message was “be proud for what you accomplished but just qualifying is not enough.” “We need to go in there with an attitude once again that we got nothing to lose because we are the 12 seed, and let the chips fall where they do,” he said. Senior Christina Lenny said the team is excited about the great opportunity. “We are just trying to keep the same mental set we’ve had the entire season,” Lenny said. “If we go in trying to think too much that is where mistakes are going to happen.” See GYMNASTICS, Page 2

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Paul Jacobson, sophomore entrepreneurship major, wears a gorilla suit while longboarding Thursday. Jacobson was promoting his clothing company, Cubson Clothing.

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Behind the scenes of ‘Hamlet’ Not your father’s ‘Hamlet’ Nicole Stempak

nstempak@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater When director Mark Monday started planning his own twist on William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” he thought back to the rumors that President Barack Obama was a Muslim. “We’ve got a black man as president, yet we can’t solve the problem of corruption and greed, which is just what the play is all about to me,” Monday said of his first Kent State Shakespeare production that opens Friday at the Wright-Curtis Theatre. “This is an attempt to show we can make strides, but we can’t solve that individual problem.” Monday said the timeless appeal of Shakespeare’s tragedies is that they are open to interpretation by the director and the audience. For the upcoming production, Monday moved “Hamlet” out of the Middle Ages

to the not-too-distant future Denmark and converted Hamlet to a Muslim. Hamlet, played by graduate theater student Darren Nash, will wear traditional Muslim dress with jet-black hair poking out from his knit cap. To prepare for the role, Nash has been swimming laps three times a week to build up the lung capacity to speak in Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter since he was cast in November. “To me, Hamlet being Muslim increases the conflict between Claudius and Hamlet,” Monday said, adding he made Denmark a mostly Christian country. “After Hamlet converted, Claudius sees that down the line, the most powerful position in the world is going to be held by a Muslim, and he can’t stand it. That’s part of what drives Claudius to want to get rid of Hamlet.” Graduate theater student Marc Moritz, who plays King Claudius, said he’s played mean characters before but no one as power-hungry as Claudius.

HAMLET Show times: April 15, 16 at 8 p.m., 17 at 2 p.m. and 19-23 at 8 p.m. Where: Wright-Curtis Theatre in the Music and Speech Center Costs: $8 with student ID, $12 faculty, staff, alumni and seniors, $16 adults

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Designer gives look into the post-apocalyptic costumes Brooke Bower

bbower2@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater A student asks if the military jacket she just added buttons to looks good and is given a suggestion for how to sew on a second set of buttons. Another student asks if the patches she made look OK as a sewing machine buzzes in the background. Dave Burrington, costume designer for “Hamlet,” enthusiastically shows off a variety of outfits the costume crew created as he answers questions and works on the final touches of a hat. These are the final scenes in the costume shop during the last week of preparation before the curtain opens on the School of Theatre’s production of “Hamlet” at 8 p.m Friday. “This is a very conceptual show,” said Burrington, also a graduate costume design student. “It’s supposed to be a post-apocalyptic version of the world in the future.” He said in this futuristic world, something geographically happened to the land. It could only be used for food and not the growth of wool and cotton for clothing. “What Dave has done is taken clothes that are modern right now and reused them,” said Molly Knight, junior theatre

studies major and assistant to Burrington. “It’s post-war, and things are falling apart, so the people are reusing and recycling.” Burrington said there are six or seven costumes that were made from scratch. The pieces were created for the royalty in “Hamlet” because the characters would be able to buy new clothing. The starving artists in the play inspired the fashion, even some of the pieces the royalty wears. He said there are about 30 costumes created from existing pieces of clothes. He showed off a vest made from pants, a shirt with dress shirt cuff details, a military jacket with multiple lapels and many more costumes crafted from numerous parts of old clothing. Knight said it has been interesting to see Burrington take old dress shirts and make them into dresses and completely new clothing. Queen Gertrude’s dress replicates dress shirts with sequence detail to follow the fashion while showing off her status. “The clothes speak and express characteristics of the characters,” Burrington said. He said he found out he’d be doing the costumes a year ago and started thinking of ideas over the summer. Then, he started playing around with shirt bits and how they would fit together. See COSTUMES, Page 2

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Gradute theatre student Melissa Owens shows off the costume for Horatio that she will wear in the School of Theatre and Dance’s production of ‘Hamlet.’


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WEEKEND EVENTS FRIDAY

n S.A.L.S.A. Latin Night When: 5–7 p.m. Where: Oscar Ritchie Hall Room 250

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Equity and Inclusion’s 100 Commitments When: Noon–1 p.m. Where: Student Center Room 206

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Society meeting When: 5–8 p.m. Where: Student Center Room 316

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Green Hornet” When: 8–10:30 p.m., 11 p.m.–2 a.m. Where: Kiva

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Honors Luncheon When: 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Where: Student Center Dining Room

meeting When: 4–7 p.m. Where: Student Center Room 311

Iron Chef Competition When: noon–5p.m. Where: Student Center Dining Room

of Testimony Spring Concert When: 7–11:30 p.m. Where: Michael Schwartz Center Room 177

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Society of Leadership and Success Induction Ceremony When: 5–7 p.m. Where: Cartwright Hall Room 306

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Students display opinions on Libya Caitlin Restelli

crestell@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater Kent State students walked across campus with cardboard signs letting people know their stance on the U.S. intervention in Libya Thursday. One sign read “Iraq: $784 billion, Afghanistan: $321 billion, $608 billion, ‘Change’: Priceless.” Another sign read “always anti-war” with stickers saying “Libertarian: More freedom, less government.” “We should be defending ourselves and nothing else,” said Robert Sustersic, Kent Student Liberty Alliance member. “We’re not defending (Libya), we’re facilitating a change in government that has nothing to do with us, other than resources.” The group of students involved in the demonstration all held the same belief: The U.S. should not be involved in Libya. Joshua Stacher, assistant political science professor, said Libya is split in half into the east and west. Benghazi, a city in the east, feels alienated and not well represented. The identity conflict between the two parts of the country make this situation “much more repressive than what we saw in Egypt or what we saw in Tunisia,” he said. Since the rebellions occurred, the U.S., along with other European nations, began attacking the country because Moammar Gadhafi, Libya’s leader,

began killing off his civilians. Stacher said the military aggression towards Libya has been defined on a humanitarian basis, but he does not believe that. “There are lots of nasty humanitarian problems around the world,” Stacher said. “So by choosing to intervene in one humanitarian disaster as opposed to another; what that does is not speak to morality, it speaks to a political choice being made.” The U.S. has not sent troops onto Libya’s grounds but does have CIA operatives, Stacher said. “We don’t have boots on the ground but (we) definitely have sneakers,” Stacher said. “We’re really kind of playing around the edges of the sort of debate. I don’t know if we really want to get in to this game of semantics because it misses the wider picture that a third imperial war has been started.” Throughout the afternoon, KSLA members and others walked the campus twice and ended standing on the corner of Main and Franklin Street in downtown Kent. Reactions from students varied, but Corey Moore, KSLA vice president, said he feels most students support the intervention. “I find it kind of ironic,” said Moore, freshman electronic media major. “Because back when Bush was president everyone was against these wars.” Moore said that because Obama is the one initiating the intervention, people are supporting it. Maggie Dickerson, KSLA president, said the situation does not directly affect the U.S. and feels there are other motives, such as the oil in the country. “While it’s a good thing to try to help people out, we just can’t do that,” said Dickerson, senior philosophy major. “We have two other wars going on, and we just don’t have the money to drop

showing two different environmentally themed movies, “Turtle: The Incredible Journey” and “Avatar.” Admission to the general public is $5 for each movie, but students and senior citizens can pay $7 for both films. One of the features Ingram wanted to point out was that the film projectors will be run by a solar-powered trailer. The following day, Main Street will be closed from Depeyster to Water streets for a block party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The party will spotlight eco-friendly displays and vendors. “It’s our hope that people gain a greater appreciation of the Earth through the festival,” Ingram said. For more information, visit http://www.whosyourmama.org/. — Joseph Zucker, public affairs reporter

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“The purpose is to be silent, to have a silent standoff and communicate using American sign language to demonstrate to the administration how much we’ve learned from the program, and the value of having the visual language,” he said. Meagan McKinley, freshman deaf education major, decided to protest outside Satterfield Hall because she wanted everyone to have the opportunity to take ASL courses. “I’m here today to protest for other people,” she said. “Because this is my major, but I feel it’s important for everybody.” Kelly Tunney is the College of Arts and Sciences reporter.

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Junior pre-med major Charles Shick marches with a group of students protesting war on campus Thursday. bombs on another country. “ Since the uprisings in Libya have occurred, the U.S. has decided to involve itself with the country. Stacher said he thinks the main reason for intervening was because the U.S. knew Libya was going to eventually fall, which could lead to a failed state and extremist groups. “I think that being brought to bear in a country that is right across the Mediterra-

nean from Italy in southern Europe was just too much for the Western powers to deal with or think about,” Stacher said. Moore said he is sick of the wars, sick of the death and sick of all the money that is being spent. “We’re going literally bankrupt and morally bankrupt,” said Moore. “If you continue to kill people that means you are not a moral nation anymore.” Caitlin Restelli is the student politics reporter.

Earth Day festival Female pedestrian struck by car on Loop Road events to begin this weekend The fifth annual “Who’s Your Mama” Earth Day and Environmental Film Festival kicks off around Kent this weekend. The festival begins with a vegan iron chef competition Sunday at the Student Center and culminates with a block party along Main Street on April 23. “We just want to provide an outlet for people with green ideas to get them out into the public,” said Jeff Ingram, producer for the festival. Events will take place at various locations around Kent almost every day for the weeklong celebration. Ingram said some of the new features this year include a grass-weaving machine for people to weave their own mats and a “garde mange” fruit and vegetable carving display. On April 22, the Kent Stage is

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COSTUMES Designer gives look into the post-apocalyptic costumes Burrington said the play is very progressive with gender-blind casting that resulted in three women playing roles that are typically played by men and Hamlet being a Muslim. He said the progressive nature of the play shaped his costume designs, like the wrap skirt he made for Hamlet. “The costumes kind of look like what we wear now, but all mixed up,” Knight said. Burrington said they didn’t start creating the costumes until the beginning of the semester. He said they mainly had to purchase shoes and shirt bits and that there was little material waste. He added that the designers want to present something that is normal in a different way. “We want to make the familiar seem strange with that little touch of alienation,” Burrington said. “It is making people examine things they normally wouldn’t examine.” Brooke Bower is the performing arts reporter.

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GYMNASTICS Team strives for national championship SAM VERBULEZ | DAILY KENT STATER

A female in a wheelchair was hit by an oncoming vehicle on Loop Road near the Newman Center and Centennial Court E shortly after 9 p.m.Thursday. She was taken by ambulance to Robinson Memorial Hospital, according to the Kent Fire Department. The female’s name and condition have not been released.

HAMLET “It’s Shakespeare, so I don’t really have to work too hard at it because his actions are so heinous,” he said with a laugh before turning serious. “Claudius doesn’t consider himself and evil character. He doesn’t consider what he’s doing wrong, but Mark (Monday) tried to find a moment of awareness for remorse where (Claudius) is praying.” Nash, who has starred in several community productions of Shakespeare in California and seen “Hamlet” several times, said the production’s nontraditional interpretation will benefit the audience. “I think Shakespeare is like math

The car was driving on Loop Road toward Main Street and the female was going toward Centennial Court E when she was struck. There are no sidewalks along the road. The name of the driver has not been released.

— people are intimidated by it and don’t think they are smart enough to understand it,” Nash said. “This is not your father ’s ‘Hamlet.’ My hope is that the changes have made ‘Hamlet’ more approachable, and the audience leaves the theater feeling smarter for having understood the play.” Another twist in the production is that Hamlet’s friend Horatio and former friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are women, played respectively by graduate theatre students Melissa Owens, Carolina Morones and Cameron Dashiell. “In today’s world, male Muslims don’t befriend women like we have in this play,” Monday said. “I found it interesting that we can make that stride too between men and women and religion and sex that Hamlet can have all of his best friends be women.” Monday took his initial inspira-

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tion of the Obama presidency one step further. He made the castle area of the stage an oval office with an eagle emblem in the marble floor, which was then juxtaposed with the concrete and industrial look on the second level of the set Monday refers to as “the land of chaos.” “The idea was to separate the order and pristine of the Oval Office with the chaos of the outside world,” he said, adding they modeled the set design from a deteriorating theater in Detroit. “In this world, we’ve bridged the gap between religion and politics,” Monday said. “But we can’t bridge the gap with human corruption and greed that one gets into a place of power.” Nicole Stempak is an assigning editor.

Although the tournament will be the biggest stage the gymnasts have competed at this season, Lenny said the coaches haven’t preached anything different throughout the past couple weeks. “We need to go in there knowing that we are good enough to be there,” Lenny said. “We made it there for a reason, and we can compete with bigger teams.” Lenny said the team has continued to practice the same routines and skills in practice, and they are working on cleaning everything up for this meet. Lenny said for the team to advance they need to have a great meet. “(The team needs to) be consistent and hit routines and hit clean routines because those are the teams that make it,” Lenny said. In order to post solid scores at this meet, Biggin said the team must compete with the same success it’s had throughout the season. “We need to go out there and do our gymnastics and give ourselves a chance to be successful, and we will see what the other teams do,” Biggin said. Kent State will compete for the team’s first National Championship Friday in semifinal No. 2 at 6 p.m. The meet is taking place at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. Tyler Goddard is a sports reporter.


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SUMMARY: We hope that after walking a mile in someone elseʼs shoes, students will continue to raise awareness for sexual assault.

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Wednesday afternoon, students from several Greek organizations took a stance against sexual assault by walking across campus in shoes of the opposite gender. A group organizer said about 300 people attended the event, including many nonGreek participants. This is the first year Kent State has participated in the international “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” and we hope it becomes an annual event. We’re proud of the students for bringing awareness to the campus. Sexual assault isn’t an issue that is talked about every day, but it happens far too often. Greg Jarvie, vice president of Enrollment

Management and Student Affairs, helped kick off the event by speaking briefly about the importance of promoting sexual assault awareness. “Research on sexual assault is pretty telling that one out of every six women is sexually assaulted during college,” Jarvie said, who was wearing a pair of purple heels. Sexual assault includes rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence, hate crimes, incest, sexual exploitation, harassment and stalking, according to RAINN.org. There have been sexual assaults on campus and in the surrounding community, but we quickly forget about them as if they’re a normal occurrence. Nothing so horrible as a

man or woman being forced to do something demeaning and life-altering should be considered “normal.” Kent State is doing a stand-up job for relaying important, relevant information to students, faculty and the Kent community about sexual assault. Those who promote awareness should inspire us. If we all take a stand against sexual assault, we can make a difference — one college person at a time. The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board whose members are listed to the left.

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DID YOU KNOW? On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years. — History.com

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I was glad to see your editorial titled “Blood donation constraint should be evaluated.” However, it contained a pretty significant factual error. You stated that there is “a 12-month deferral” period. This is incorrect. The FDA regulations actually state that any man who has had sex with another man (MSM), even once, since 1977, is permanently deferred from ever donating blood in the United States. There are five countries that have such a 12-month MSM deferral period: Argentina, Australia, Hungary, Japan and Sweden. South Africa has a sixmonth MSM deferral period. In 2008 Russia’s Ministry of Health and Social Development actually repealed their country’s ban that prohibited gay individuals from donating blood. The countries of Italy, Spain and France screen their blood donors for high-risk sexual practices rather than simply for MSM behavior. The FDA’s current

discriminatory and homophobic MSM blood donation policy is outdated and simply is not supported by much of the scientific and blood donation community. In 2005 the American Red Cross and other major blood donation operators, including Lifeshare (the two major blood donation organizations on the Kent State campus), sent a letter to the FDA opposing the current MSM blood donation ban. If organizations and offices on the KSU campus host blood drives without making students, faculty and staff aware of the FDA’s discriminatory blood donation policy towards gay and bisexual men, then are these organizations actually supporting such a policy? As a gay employee of the university, that’s certainly a question that I have been asking. Brian C. Hellwig, coordinator of residential safety & security

READER COMMENTS Response to Monday’s column Seven ways to improve Kent State how long do teachers go to school to teach? how long do professors go to school to get a phd? would you call a dean a principal, a bookkeeper and accountant, a physician’s assistant a nurse, etc.? do you know also that there are different levels of professorship. you might want to look into it. fair disclosure: i’m not a professor or a teacher, though this point is irrelevant since my argument is not about me, but accurately naming something, which, btw, a journalist should be able to do, even one in college. — bob hop, April 12, 2011 Well... I’d look forward to these changes if they were approaching the vicinity of likelihood. Considering they’re not, however, I won’t hold my breath. Nice thoughts, though. — Michael K., April 12, 2011

Thursday’s column GOP lost the budget battle Nice spin First off, calling this a GOP loss is ridiculous. The democrats were not serious on any cuts. In fact their first proposal was a 40 Billion spending increase! The GOP then gets a near 40 billion cut. In my book that is a GOP win, regardless of Obama’s “intervention.” Next, why are you talking about Ryan’s budget in the past tense? It is still being debated, as it is the budget proposal for FY2012. This latest Connect to party a better debate was because your failed toWeb pass a experience. budget last year, when you controlled all of government, and is only good for 6 months. The fact is this was a republican win, and since the shutdown was averted you are trying to come up with these lame excuses as to how this benefits the democrats. Unfortunately you failed. — Dimitri, April 14, 2011

Illegal prostitution puts women at risk Remember Chandra Levy? How about Natalee Holloway? Nothing is more effective at triggering a media frenzy than the disappearance of an attractive young white woman. That’s what happened when Levy, a Washington intern, vanished in 2001 and Holloway disappeared in Aruba four years later. Sadly, things are different when the woman has accepted money for sex. Police have so far found the bodies of four young white women, all prostitutes, in scrubby dunes on the beaches of New York’s Long Island (five and possibly six more sets of remains are unidentified). The women had been missing for months or even years. None will ever be as famous as Levy or Holloway, who weren’t prostitutes. It’s hard to see what change in law might save someone from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But some of the Gilgo Beach deaths might well have been averted if we could just get over the idea that laws against prostitution make the world a better place for women. Prostitution is distasteful to many people, of course, but that is no justification for laws against it, since on that basis Brussels sprouts and loud neckties might also be banned. The difference is that prostitution is supposedly harmful, and so the government bars people from trading sex for money. Yet the worst thing about prostitution is the risk of violence and abuse to which

Daniel Akst Guest columnist prostitutes are subjected by the very laws that drive the trade underground. In our eagerness to legislate virtue, we are endangering the lives of women. I suspect our laws in this arena have more to do with the desire to regulate sex than to protect anyone from violence. In many places, once upon a time, it was illegal to have sex with a member of a different race or a person of the same sex. These laws are seen as absurd and intrusive nowadays, and where they linger, they mostly go unenforced. It’s time to extend this perspective to prostitution, which is not going away anytime soon no matter how many laws we adopt or how draconian the punishment. It is simply nobody else’s business if consenting adults decide to have sex, whatever their motivation. It’s been said that prostitution degrades women. But it’s even more degrading to suggest women need society to make such choices for them—or to force prostitution into the shadows, where women are excluded from the protection of the law and subject to exploitation. Many people take the illegality of prostitution for granted, but the United

States (aside from Nevada) is one of the few Western nations that make it a crime. And selling sex for money is safer in a regulated setting, as reported by women in legal brothels — in Nevada, the Netherlands and Australia — that have screening, surveillance and alarm systems. “Sex workers can be victimized anywhere,” said Ronald Weitzer, a George Washington University sociologist who has studied the subject, “but in general they are less vulnerable where their work has been decriminalized and where they no longer operate in a clandestine manner.” In studying a legal brothel in Mexico, the anthropologist Patty Kelly, also of GWU, found that the women had rationally chosen an occupation offering pay and working conditions superior to the alternatives. The women also made their own hours, set their own prices, and decided what they would do and with whom. Sexually transmitted disease and violence were less prevalent than on the streets, and there were virtually no pimps. It’s too late for the women found in the dunes. But their deaths can inspire us to save others by decriminalizing what they did for money, no matter how much we may disapprove of it. Daniel Akst is a columnist for Newsday.


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“The Time is Now” for designers to show work at annual fashion show Fashion students are furiously working to make sure every aspect of this year’s annual fashion show is perfect. “The Time is Now,” Kent State’s annual fashion show, will begin at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall. The night will begin with a light show followed by the fashion students, showing individual submissions and senior collections, Laura Toomey, senior fashion merchandising and co-producer of the show, said in an e-mail. Planning for the big night started soon after last year’s show ended. Toomey said the nice part about working on the fashion show two years in a row is learning how to make improvements so things can

run smoothly. There will be a special show at 7 p.m. Friday in the University Auditorium in Cartwright Hall for students. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.tix.com or at the door (cash only). Tickets for Saturday’s show range from $30 to $65 and can also be purchased online. Dress is cocktail attire. “There is a huge time commitment for the annual show,” said Michaela Neu, model and junior fashion merchandising major. “There are weeks and weeks of fittings. It gets down to the nitty gritty, but it’s so rewarding.” — Yelena Tischenko, fashion reporter

Play deals with race, gender issues The African Community Theater of Kent State will perform “Wine in the Wilderness” April 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and April 17 and 24 at 3 p.m. The play is directed by associate professor Francis Dorsey and will show in Oscar Ritchie Hall Room 230. “I feel that this script has a very, very strong message,” Dorsey said.

Dorsey said the play deals with themes of gender, class and race. “The issues, to me, are still relevant today,” he said. American playwright Alice Childress wrote the play. Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens and $10 for the general public. — Ryan Collins, ethnic affairs reporter

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Jerry Wong practices for the final Kent Keyboard Series that will take place Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Center. Manhattan School of Music faculty member Lisa Yui will be performing solo pieces and will also accompany Wong.


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FREE HEAT The 2011 Student Leadership and Honors Awards Ceremony “The 5 Rings of Leadership” will be Monday, April 18th in the Kent Student Center Ballroom starting at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to the Center for Student Involvement at 330-672-2480 or email us at lead@kent.edu. Help us celebrate out student leaders! Income taxes due today, get on down to Ray’s Place and have one of our many fine beers and we can help you deal with your taxes = RAY’S Interested in getting involved with the 2011 Homecoming Parade? The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) is looking for students to help! Pick up an application in the CSI office at 226 Kent Student Center. Position descriptions and applications are also available at www.kent.edu/ csi and applications are due April 20th by 5pm in the CSI office.

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By Linda Black Today’s Birthday (04/15/11). Ignore criticism from one who doesn’t share your values. The year provides many opportunities for growth. With increased responsibilities come larger rewards. Take a bigger share to grow something that really matters to you. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is an 8 -- Challenges in love continue today. Lay low. Learn from your mistakes. You couldn’t be where you are without them. Continue putting the pedal to the medal in your work. It’s time to reduce the height of the inbox pile.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 -- Pay a bill before buying treats. Romance may be difficult today. Be patient. Wait for clear instructions, when others know what they want. It works out.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 -- Extreme attention to finances could create disappointment in love. Make sure to pay attention to your relationships. News of big change arrives now.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 7 -- An uncomfortable moment leaves you wanting to hide out in your cave. It’s a good time to germinate seeds in the dark. Take time to make your cave cozy.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7 -- You may have to travel to get what you want, but go peacefully and take care of yourself. Tomorrow promises to be busy and exciting.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 5 -- As you give, let others contribute to you. Find acceptance for yourself and those around you. We don’t have so much time as to spend it on small complaints.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is an 8 -- Pay down debt and put money into savings, if you can. Make sure to acknowledge everyone who contributed at work. Curl up with a good book or movie after the chores are done. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 -- Do without one thing to gain another. Romantic persuasion works for you now. An argument may seem tantalizing, but it’s better to be charming than charmed.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 -- Work together with your community and friends. Pay attention to details and stay focused. Keep breathing. You’ll be surprised at how much you can save without effort. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6 -- You’re in tune with a distant loved one. Be charming to one who’s being argumentative. The secret is in the pudding. Cook some and share its magic with others.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 -- Challenges in your relationships are only temporary. Postpone fantasies and stick to practical plans. List what you need to learn. Withhold judgment.

All real estate advertised herin is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” State and local laws forbid discrimination based on factors in addition to those protected under federal law. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. If you feel you have been wrongfully denied housing or discriminated against, call the FHAA at 330-253-2450 for more information. Efficiency and 1 bdrm apartments available now. Heat included! Call 330-678-0746 Hurry!!! Efficiency apartments still left. Call 330-678-0123 $100 OFF 1ST MONTH’S RENT Kent: 2-3 bdrm spacious apt. move in now Call 330-678-0823

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Alpha Xi Delta would like to congratulate Audria Troyer on being Sister of the Week!

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7 -- All you need is love. You’re very attractive now. Find the love, even in mundane practices like filing taxes. Check for changes before proceeding.

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SPORTS Sports editor: Cody Erbacher • cerbache@kent.edu

Morgan competes with Keith Baseball team for starting quarterback spot looks to extend Lance Lysowski

llysowsk@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater Senior quarterback Giorgio Morgan is ready for a fresh start. Morgan entered the 2009 season as the Flashes’ starting quarterback, but a severe ankle sprain in the season opener led to junior Spencer Keith taking over as No. 1 on the depth chart. The 6-foot-4-inch quarterback has not surpassed Keith since. While Keith struggled through most of last season with accuracy and decision-making, former Kent State coach Doug Martin never turned to Morgan. It was not until Keith threw a crucial interception against Army when Morgan saw game action. Morgan threw for 122 yards and a pair for touchdowns against the Black Knights but did not play in the team’s last two games of the season. When Kent State hired coach Darrell Hazell on Dec. 20, Morgan saw a chance to impress a new coaching staff that immediately declared the starting job open. “Everybody has the same equal opportunity to go out every day and compete,” Morgan said. “Every day you come out to practice, it’s a competition.” Morgan and Keith are the leading candidates to start Sept. 3 at Alabama with a new offense installed by Brian Rock, Kent State’s offensive coordinator. Rock, who is also the team’s quarterbacks’ coach, has a much different scheme than Martin did last season. The system is designed to allow the team’s quarterback to rely more on his offensive players by making the best decision and giving the ball to the open man. Rock referred to the quarterback

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Free and Open to the Public in his offense as the “point guard.” “We’re going to dish the ball off to the playmakers and let the scorers score,” Rock said. “To do that, they have to know immediately where to go with the ball.” Several practice plays in spring football have involved Morgan throwing the ball 30 to 40 yards down field, and plays that rely on the speed of the team’s wide receiving corps. “With the offense that we’ve got, like we were saying, it’s a lot to pick up in two weeks, but it was a lot of explosion plays,” Morgan said. “Not to criticize the previous offense, but the offense that we have this year is geared more to getting the ball out to our playmakers deep.” Rock’s offense does take a different mentality than most Division-I schools have taken. He has preached to the team that the starting quarterback in his offense will “win with his brain first, and his arm second.” While Rock knows that having a strong, accurate arm is important, he wants his players avoiding turnovers and stringing together quality decisions. When Rock accepted the offensive coordinator job at Kent State, he took a look at previous Mid-American Conference offenses to see how big of a role lack of turnovers had. The team that won the turnover battle in the conference, never finished lower than second in their division. In simple terms,

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Senior Giorgio Morgan didn’t see much action at the quarterback position last season, but now he’s fighting for the starting spot. they were bowl-eligible. “I’ve been real excited about their desire to compete, and they’re pleasers,” Rock said. “They want to please the coaching staff, and they want to please the team.” Morgan and Keith were chosen by the blue team in yesterday’s Spring Game Draft, while freshman quarterback Cedric McCloud will play on the gold team. Rock and Hazell have praised McCloud for his throwing

strength and is also a candidate to start, but Rock said tomorrow’s game is not about individual battles, it’s about the team. “What we’re trying to do is put them in game-type situations,” Rock said. “The game is more about building team, being in a different situation. It’s a little bit more about teaching situations than it is about anything else.” Lance Lysowski is the assistant sports editor.

The Kent State baseball team returns to Mid-American Conference play this weekend as the Flashes travel to Central Michigan with hopes of capitalizing on the Chippewas’ defensive troubles. The Flashes will attempt to extend their 11-game win streak. The two teams post similar lineups. Both teams’ strength is the pitching staffs, and their offensive numbers don’t match up. The difference is the fielding. The Chippewas (16-17 overall, 5-4 MAC) are second to last in the MAC in fielding percentage, committing 72 errors in 33 games. The Flashes (22-10 overall, 8-1 MAC) lead the MAC in fielding, committing just 30 errors in 30 games. “They struggle a little bit defensively and that’s what we’re going to have to try and exploit,” said Scott Stricklin, Kent State coach. “We’re going to have to try and make them make plays in the field.” Although the Flashes did not play their best against Youngstown, Stricklin said he has no worries about this weekend’s conference series. “Midweek games are tougher to get yourself mentally prepared for,” Stricklin said. “I don’t think our guys will have a problem getting up emotionally for these games. “First place is on the line, and this is a team that beat us two out of three last year on our home field, so the motivation is there.” Central Michigan has two league leaders in their lineup. Junior outfielder Sam Russell leads the MAC in doubles with 14 and junior infielder Tyler Hall leads in the MAC in triples with five. Stricklin said his pitching staff,

which is first in the MAC in lowest ERA, will not change anything in their approach. “We’re going to stick with what’s gotten us 8-1 in the conference and stick to our guys’ strengths,” Stricklin said. “We don’t look to pitch to a hitter’s weaknesses, it’s our pitchers’ strengths. We have three really good left-handed starters who know how to pitch, and they’re going to pitch to their strengths.” Sophomore Andrew Chafin starts Friday with senior Kyle Hallock following Saturday and junior David Starn on Sunday. Chafin looks to improve his 4-1 record. The lefty holds a 0.72 ERA, leads the MAC in strikeouts with 62 and holds opponents to just a .183 batting average. Hallock returns to the mound after throwing a seven-inning shutout against Eastern Michigan last Saturday. The left-hander holds a 4-4 record and 2.47 ERA in 51 innings. Starn, who leads the pitching staff with a 5-1 record and also most innings pitched at 53.2, closes out the series. He is second on the team in strikeouts with 51 and holds opponents to a .214 batting average. Stricklin said the team is not worried about the 11-game win streak, one behind Kent State’s longest streak of 12, set April 22, 2008. “I don’t think they are really even thinking about it,” Stricklin said. “The bottom line is when we step on the field, we feel like we are the best team and we need to win. That’s all we’re really focused on. The fact that we piled up 11 in a row is great, but we’re not too concerned about that.” Friday’s first pitch is at 3:05 p.m. with a Saturday start of 2:05 p.m. and Sunday’s at 1:05 p.m. A.J. Atkinson is a sports reporter.


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