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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 • The independent student newspaper of Kent State University • Weather: Snow showers, HI 36, LO 25

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Art department ‘plays telephone’ to make point

CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Student, faculty volunteers take political action for a unified building Julie Sickel

jsickel@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater

PHOTOS BY PHILIP BOTTA | DAILY KENT STATER

A man, who dances under the name of Crazy Legs, performs with the crowd of the Community Open House at Severance Hall in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday. The dancing took place between sets in the Grand Foyer of Severance Hall.

PHOTOS BY NIKOLAS KOLENICH | DAILY KENT STATER

Students walk past the Art Building during a demonstration that brought awareness to the out-of-date buildings around campus on Friday. Students and faculty wired tin cans together with pink yarn to show a lack of communication on campus. gee Project Group with Emily Sullivan and Lesley Sickle. He said the group and its volunteers were trying to bring a certain awareness to the fact that the Art Building is neglected and spread out all over “hell and tarnation.” Once the telephones were connected, members of different “teams” attempted to yell messages like “Hello!” and “We need a new art building!” to other locations on campus. “(The telephones) are a meta-

phor for how disconnected we are; there’s no tied-in network of dialogue happening between all the media,” said Sullivan, an adjunct faculty member at the Stark campus and Kent State graduate. “In order to communicate, we have to do something like this.” Volunteers also held neon pink paper bullhorns that listed the “Top 10 Reasons Why We Need A New Art Building.” See ART, Page 2

Two dancers from the Lakeshore Dance Ensemble celebrate after their successful performance at Severance Hall on Monday. This was the first time that the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra played music for live dancers on stage.

Damon’s Grill creates new Rathskeller atmosphere Student bar offers menu changes, more entertainment

USG creates new senator position College of Public Health given a seat on next USG ballot Caitlin Restelli

crestell@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater A new senator position will be added into Undergraduate Student Government next semester to represent the College of Public Health. “It’s necessary to have the student voice represented to faculty and administration of any college,” said Kevin Papp, director of governmental affairs. “And college senators provide just that: service.” The position for senator of the College of Public Health will be on the upcoming election’s ballot for next year’s government, Papp said.

Anthony Dominic

adomini1@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater Kent State students looking for good food and free entertainment this semester will have to look no further than the Rathskeller. Alex Tucker, Undergraduate Student Government research and co-booking chairman, has ensured his last semester at Kent State will be a memorable one, not only for himself, but also for any student who visits the Student Center’s lower level. “It’s a super diverse campus, and it’s hard to please everyone,” Tucker said. “But I really think there will be something for everyone to come out and enjoy this semester.” Last semester was a success for the Rathskeller, Tucker said. Popular events such as November’s Ratt Fest, as well as meeting all of their goals “and then some,” led Tucker and Della M. Marshall, associate director of the Center for Student Involvement, to schedule nearly 30 bands to perform at the Rathskeller through April. This includes popular touring indie bands such as Winslow, Divided By Friday and Life On Repeat. See RATHSKELLER, Page 2

Members of the art department dispersed around campus and tried to talk on the phone Friday. They weren’t using pay phones or cell phones, but instead pink string and metal cans. “Part of this is about the absurdity of it, right?” said Michael Loderstedt, coordinator of graduate studies, to a group of about 26 volunteers. “We’re in six different buildings; that doesn’t make any sense. The point of this is a political action.” Student and faculty volunteers strung metal cans between posts outside the buildings that house art courses: Van Deusen Hall, the Art Building, Olson Hall, Michael Schwartz Center, the Art Annex and the Ceramics Lab. They connected those posts to the art buildings in an effort to make a system of old-fashioned soup-can telephones. Loderstedt is part of the Squee-

The College of Public Health entered the university in 2009 and enrollment is growing, said Thomas Brewer, an associate professor in the College of Public Health. Exactly 160 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the college last fall, which was the first semester it was available. Enrollment in the undergraduate courses for this semester is up at the Kent campus by 53 percent and 266 percent at regional campuses, Brewer said. “I understand how important student government is at the university,” Brewer said. “Kent State, as an institution, has a long history of shared government.” Sitting on the undergraduate student government are 25 senators and directors. Of those 25, four are senators at large who serve as a liaison between the undergraduate student government and undergraduate students

at the Kent campus, according to the USG Bylaws. USG has the freedom to use the senators at large in whichever way they wish, Papp said. With a need for a seat for the College of Public Health, a senator for public health will replace one senator at large. Nick Staudacher, sophomore integrated social studies major, was in agreement with adding the school onto the USG board of senators. “It’s a good idea if this college is represented,” Staudacher said. Brewer said he agreed that if all the other colleges are represented, the College of Public Health should be, too. “Certainly public health, being a full-fledged college in the university now, should have representation,” Brewer said. Caitlin Restelli is the student politics reporter.

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WRESTLING Megann Galehouse| Daily Kent Stater

Ashley Jaros, freshman fashion merchandising major, waits for her meal from the newly opened Damon’s Grill on Saturday. Damon’s Grill opened at the beginning of January in the Rathskeller.

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CAMPUS CALENDAR

For the week of Jan. 17 – 23

Editor Regina Garcia Cano rgarcia1@kent.edu

Go to KentWired.com to see the interactive entertainment calendar. The calendar covers entertianment events on campus and in the city of Kent.

Managing editor Josh Johnston jjohns64@kent.edu

MONDAY

TODAy

wednesday

thursday

friday

saturday

n Martin

n KSC

n International

n Residence

n Regional

n Student

Jr. Day

No class

Programming Coffee Corner When: 10 a.m. Where: Student Center Cyber Cafe

n American

Red Cross Bloodmobile When: 11 a.m. Where: 204 Student Center

n h2o

Church Prayer meeting When: 1 p.m. Where: 312 Student Center

n KSC

Programming Health Screening When: 6 p.m. Where: Student Center Ballroom Balcony

n Harambee

Fashion

Life When: 6 p.m. Where: 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

n Yoga

When: 7:15 p.m. Where: 310AB Student Center

Affairs Study Abroad table When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Student Center Main Lobby

n National

Society of Leadership & Success meeting When: 8:30 p.m. Where: 320 Student Center

n Kent

State International Mentors meeting When: 7 p.m. Where: 311 Student Center

n Focus

on the Future meeting When: 7:30 p.m. Where: 310C Student Center

n Face

AIDS meeting When: 9 p.m. Where: 322 Student Center

n Habitat

for Humanity meeting When: 8 p.m. Where: 137 Bowman Hall

n Circle

K meeting When: 8 p.m. Where: 308 Student Center

Services

meeting When: 9:30 a.m. Where: 318 Student Center

n Muslim

Student Association Prayer When: Noon Where: 308 Student Center

n Voices

of Testimony

Prayer When: 2 p.m. Where: 309 Student Center

n College

of Arts & Sciences meeting When: 3:30 p.m. Where: 316 Student Center

n Cooking

Demo When: 5 p.m. Where: Eastway Lower Lounge

n Kent

State Freethinkers meeting When: 6 p.m. Where: 310C Student Center

n PRIDE!

Kent meeting When: 8 p.m. Where: Governance Chambers

n Undergraduate

Campuses Deans meeting When: Noon Where: 320 Student Center

n C.S.I.

Award Ceremony Planning Committee When: 1 p.m. Where: 311 Student Center

n Pan

African Studies Kiswahili Language Hour When: 3 p.m. Where: 240 Oscar Ritchie Hall

n Kent

State Film Society meeting When: 5 p.m. Where: 316 Student Center

n College

Summit Dance Play auditions When: 6:45 p.m. Where: 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

n KSC

Programming “Paranormal Activity 2” When: 11 p.m. Where: Kiva

Financial Aid registration When: 8 a.m. Where: Cartwright Hall Lobby 3

n Kaplan

MCAT

course When: 5 p.m. Where: 201 Bowman Hall

n KSC

Programming “Paranormal Activity 2” When: 8 p.m. Where: Kiva

n C.S.I.

Late Night Entertainment When: 9 p.m. Where: Rathskeller

n KSC

Programming “Paranormal Activity 2” When: 11 p.m. Where: Kiva

SPORTS

Assigning editors

Sports editor

lcoutre@kent.edu

Emily Inverso

cerbache@kent.edu Assistant sports editor

Kelly Petryszyn

llsowsk@kent.edu

Lydia Coutré

Liberation Collective meeting When: 7 p.m. Where: 311 Student Center

Lance Lysowski

kpetrysz@kent.edu

OPINION

Taylor Rogers

trogers@kent.edu

Opinion editor

Nicole Stempak

ralshari@kent.edu

Rabab Al-Sharif

nstempak@kent.edu

Jessica White

Visuals

jwhite83@kent.edu

Photo editor

City editor

Rachel Kilroy

asmith75@kent.edu

Assistant photo editor

rkilroy@kent.edu

Allison Smith Copy desk chief

Hannah Potes

jshore2@kent.edu

Design director

Jennifer Shore

hpotes@kent.edu

Kentwired editor

Stefanie Romba

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A.L.L. design editor

sromba@kent.edu

Frank Yonkof

Kate Penrod

Features/A.L.L. editor

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Features

Sara Scanes

Laura Lofgren

Assistant Features/A.L.L. editor

Nicole Aikens

naikens@kent.edu

AdvertIsing 330-672-2586 Sales Manager Rachel Polchek 330-672-0888

Korie Culleiton

Field Hockey Conference When: 10 a.m. Where: 313 Student Center

Cody Erbacher

einverso@kent.edu

n USA

n Women’s

When: 9 p.m. Where: Eastway Lower Lounge

News

Account executive

MCAT When: 4 p.m. Where: 203 Bowman Hall

n Karaoke

Managing editor Kelly Byer kbyer@kent.edu

Sunday

n Kaplan

Student Government Comedy Night When: 8 p.m. Where: Rathskeller

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RATHSKELLER

Damon’s Grill creates new Rathskeller atmosphere Tucker and Marshall both believe Damon’s Grill will not only contribute to the atmosphere of the Rathskeller, but also help draw in large crowds. “The big thing with Damon’s is that it’s going to create an instant draw to these shows,” Tucker said. “People are going to be coming down, getting food and will already be in the entertainment atmosphere.” Marshall said she’s excited

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ART

Art department ‘plays telephone’ to make point The disconnection is a concern for members of the art department. “I think one of the things that we’re really pushing today is that there’s not a lot of interdisciplinary communication,” Sullivan said. “So the students, unless they have classes with each other, don’t see each other’s work.” Several art students expressed a similar frustration about being unable to observe the work of their peers in other disciplines. “It’d be nice to see (fellow art students’) work as it’s progressing rather than just on formal occasions once a month, if that,” said Andrew Simmons, a graduate student in crafts. Loderstedt said a new art building was being planned before the Kasich administration came in. Last fall, the Kent State administration requested bonds that would

about Damon’s because it is open on weekends and has longer hours than Pete’s Arena. “Unlike Pete’s, Damon’s will be open during many of our events, allowing for students to enjoy the food while they enjoy the show,” Marshall said. “Not only will Damon’s bring the food out to your table for you, but even after they close, the bar will still be able to serve appetizers and drinks.” Tucker said the Rathskeller will also host a Battle of the Bands competition in March, which will feature local acts competing for prizes, including an opening spot at FlashFest in the summer and studio recording time.

Tucker and Marshall are still looking for more acts to perform this semester, adding that the Rathskeller welcomes artists of all genres, though they prefer when Kent State students are in the bands. “That’s one key thing that would get your band booked there quicker than anything,” Tucker said. “We really like to try to showcase Kent State talent.” Outside of musical entertainment, USG is continuing its Thursday night comedy this semester. Marshall said students would have a chance to see premier stand-up comedians in the Rathskeller without charge. “We have some great upcom-

Top 10 Reasons Why KSU Needs A New Art Building 1. One building would allow more undergraduates to see the work of the graduate students. 2. One location will be easier to find, with more visitors coming to galleries and programs. 3. One building would offer more opportunity for faculty to see the successes of each other’s classes.

used by School of Art is more than 35 years old. 7. One building would allow for more interdisciplinary opportunity, more shared resources. 8. A new building’s roof won’t leak and will be easier to maintain and clean.

4. An architecturally significant building would become more symbolic of the innovative power of art.

9. A new building would be much more energy efficient than the current seven facilities combined.

5. One building would allow for more graduate students to see each other’s work.

10. A new building will create more synergy between all our programs, students and faculty.

6. The facility currently being

Source: Squeegee Project Group

fund similar projects across campus. The Ohio Board of Regents denied permission, and university executives are looking at other options. “(A new building) seems fairly unlikely now under (Gov. John) Kasich,” Loderstedt said. “They’re

talking about cutting back all kinds of funding to higher education.” Nicholas Sinatra, a sophomore pre-fashion design and merchandising major and volunteer, said he had high hopes for the success of the campaign.

(Due to space restrictions, not all events may be included.)

ing comedians who have performed at Hilarities and the House of Blues in Cleveland,” Marshall said. “You’ll pay $15 or $20 to see them there, but in (the) Rathskeller, you’re getting the same entertainment for free.” J.J. Fecik, sophomore fashion design major, said he is looking forward to everything the Rathskeller has to offer this semester. “It’ll be really nice that Damon’s will be open on the weekend during these shows,” Fecik said. “I always felt the Rathskeller was an asset to Kent State, and it’s great to see that they’re using it well.” Michelle Hayes, freshman interior design major, said she also enjoys “I feel like it will help raise awareness not only to the state of the facilities but also to the great work that is going on inside of them,” Sinatra said. “Art is all about the aesthetic, and if your buildings don’t reflect the aesthetic of the art, then people don’t really think it’s worthwhile.” The art department hasn’t been under one roof since the 1960s when the media was all located in Van Deusen Hall, Loderstedt said. As for successful communication between buildings through the metal can telephones, Loderstedt said the result furthered the metaphor of their campaign. “I didn’t expect that we’d be able to communicate very well on those things with the long distance and having to wrap the string around trees and light posts,” he said. “But that’s the symbolic part about this whole thing, and in the end, I think it was a great unifier for the art department.” Julie Sickel is a news correspondent.

The Daily Kent Stater recognizes the responsibility to correct errors that occur in the newspaper. When errors occur in the newspaper, corrections will appear in this space as promptly as possible.

the Rathskeller but wished she were more up-to-date on its events. “I just wish there was a bit more advertising so I was better informed on these things,” Hayes said. “I go home a lot of weekends, but if I knew about more of these shows and events, I may stick around.” Eight bands will be playing at the Rathskeller this weekend, CSI’s website said. The shows start at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and are free to Kent State students with their student ID and $2 for the general public.

Bands playing at the Rathskeller this weekend:

Jan. 21 American War Andy Cook & the Wanderloons Tin Armor Like The Days Jan. 22 Burning Down Broadway Believe You Me With Honors Fighting Words

Anthony Dominic is the on-campus entertainment reporter.

POLICE BLOTTER The blotter is a record of charges filed by the police. The listings do not represent convictions or reflect guilt. It is the Daily Kent Stater’s policy to publish on-campus and off-campus arrests, charges and incidents of interest to the public.

CITY

THURSDAY n Ryan M. McNerney, 22, of Hudson,

was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and obstructing official business at the 200 block of North Water Street.

n

Benjamin A. Marks, 20, of Louisville,

was arrested on charges of assault and underage drinking at the 200 block of Franklin Avenue.

FRIDAY n Lovanne M. Clifford, 72, of Barber-

ton, was arrested on a charge of harassment at the 700 block of Wolf Ledges Parkway.

SATURDAY n Todd E. Erinin, 22, of Shaker Heights,

was arrested on charges of assault and unlawful restraint at the 300 block of South Water Street.

Brooke A. Planicka, 21, of Brunswick, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and failure to use a turn signal at the 300 block of South Water Street.

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n Kyle B. Rapose, 22, of Kent, was arrested on charges of drunken driving, OVI test refusal and having no headlights at the intersection of Bowman Drive and Vine Street.

SUNDAY n Jacob A. Keller, 21, of Akron, was

arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication at the 500 block of North Water Street.

David W. Quinn, 41, of Streetsboro, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and public intoxication at the 1500 block of Benjamin Street.

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YOUR LIFE Features editor: Laura Lofgren • E-mail: llofgren@kent.edu

Freshman R&B artist releases second album Londyn Goines strives for career as singer-songwriter Amy Cooknick

acooknic@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater Londyn Goines lives for the spotlight. Since writing her first song when she was 9 years old, Goines, freshman music major, has grown in talent and ambition, turning her passion for music into a serious career. In 2009, Goines released her first album, a three-track CD entitled “Young Girl.” All of the songs on the CD are written by Goines, including the title track, which she wrote as an inspirational message for women. This spring, Goines is repeating the feat with the release of her second album. Like the first, this CD features all original songs that showcase Goines’ emerging style. “I’d say I’m more of a pop/ R&B (singer), and I really like some neo-soul stuff,” Goines said. She compares her “pop side” to Beyonce, drawing on Beyonce’s dance moves as inspiration for her own stage performances. Alicia Keys influences Goines’s R&B style and devotion to piano, and Erykah Badu’s neosoul style has helped Goines to find her own style. “Hence the Afro,” Goines said, indicating her Baduinspired ‘do. The upcoming album, tentatively scheduled for a March release and so far untitled, is the result of four months of writing and recording. Goines anticipates that the CD will include around 12 to 14 songs. Like her debut album, the new CD will be released under the label Image Productions, the company founded and owned by her parents, Brenda and Leonard. When planning a CD, Goines said that she doesn’t focus on the whole collection at once. “I have to take it song by song,” she said. “I’ll just put that down on paper, and then as I come up with new ideas, I just keep coming back to that sheet of paper.” Goines collects songs in a notebook as she works on them, and once she feels a song is ready, she prepares to add it to the CD. No one, other than Goines’ few closest friends, is allowed to hear a song until she is fully satisfied with it as a final product. Even her family members are refused a listen. She laughed when asked how she knows a song is ready to record. “I’ve said all I need to say and then the beat is over,” Goines said. Goines’ budding musical career is the result of a lifetime love for performing and a firm dedication to bettering herself as an artist. “I’ve always liked the spotlight since as long as I can remember,” Goines said. “And I’ve always liked writing and playing piano and singing.” Goines has musical talent in her blood. Her cousin Mickey McGill is an original member of The Dells, a soul group formed in the 1950s and still performing today. Although McGill is the only member of Goines’ family to make a career singing besides Goines, everyone in the family shares a passion for music. While doing chores around the house, Goines would harmonize with the other mem-

bers of her family to make their work go faster. At church, Goines and her mother led the music for Sunday morning worship. In high school, Goines was a three-year member of the Twinsburg High School Great Expectations Show Choir. At age 16, Goines performed on her own in front of her first live audience. Currently, Goines performs with the Kent State Women’s Chorus in addition to her solo work. Since 2009, Goines has performed in Cleveland at Luke Easter Park, IngenuityFest and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among other venues. In addition to performing solo, Goines has opened for acts such as Eric Roberson, Morris Day and The Time and The Temptations. While working around such esteemed acts seems like it would invite the opportunity to ask questions of the experts in her field, Goines said there really isn’t time for such interaction when she is opening for an act. “Usually behind stage and behind the scenes, it’s like a lot of rush, rush all the time ‘cause somebody else is always going up, and then you have to get out of their way so that they can just have the space to chill and breathe,” she said. On stage, Goines admits to going through performance jitters, but said that they never hurt her act. “I get the good kind of nervous where it’s just like, ‘OK, I’m tired of waiting.’ The waiting process is the worst for me. I just want to get up there and do it, and when I get down, I want to do it again.” She prepares for performances by keeping her lips sealed until show time. She does vocal warm-ups but always refuses to talk until her performance. “I have to go and be by myself and relax,” Goines said. “If I’m stressed out, then the whole performance I feel won’t go my best, and it’s just bad.” What stresses her out the most, though, is not the crowds, but the clothes. Deciding what to wear for each show is the hardest part of Goines’ job, she said. She’s still trying to find her signature wardrobe for performances. Once she steps on stage, however, wardrobe worries never hold Goines back. “I love the adrenaline rush and just kind of moving the audience’s emotions just with what I say and the songs I sing,” Goines said. “I like being in the spotlight, performing, being on stage and under the lights.” “In five or 10 years, I plan to be on the national stage and be on TV and really be seen in the spotlight, making lots of hits and songs and CDs,” Goines said. Her goals are high and her ambition is clear, but Goines remains humble and appreciative of where she is and the family and friends who have helped her to get here. Amy Cooknick is a features reporter.

The Dusty Armadillo, located in Rootstown, Ohio, offers line-dancing lessons from 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday.

ANTHONY VENCE | DAILY KENT STATER

The ‘Dusty’ experience Rachel Hagenbaugh rhagenba@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater

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he minute I walked into the Dusty Armadillo, I felt like I was in the middle of a music video. Suddenly, I wasn’t a college student anymore, but I was a hometown country girl who was ready to line dance like an expert. The crowd was steady when I arrived Wednesday at 8 p.m. The club had neon lights, oldfashioned beer signs and banners all over the walls. The bar was immediately to the right as I walked in. To the left was a small area of tables and bar stools. Beyond that section was the real fun — the line-dancing floor. After speaking with the manager for a few minutes, I headed to the dance floor where line-dancing lessons were in progress. The choreographer stood on a high stage and went through the song step by step. By the end of the lesson, I was one song closer to becoming a line dancer. Beginner line-dancing lessons are from 7-9 p.m. every Wednesday, which is college ID night, and the venue is open to people 18 and older. Friday and Saturday nights, the venue is only open to those 21 and older. General manager Colleen Callahan said Wednesday night is the most popular. “Our capacity is 700 people, and we meet it almost every Wednesday,” Callahan said. The real action began after 9 p.m. Hundreds of people flooded the entrance. Most of them were decked out in short cut-off jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy boots. The moment music exploded from the speakers, people ambushed the dance floor. The normal lights dimmed and were replaced by disco balls and disco lights for the remainder of the evening. On either side of the dance floor was tables and chairs, but most of them were empty.

Everyone was out on the dance floor stomping and chanting to the beat. The crowd was full of all different levels of line dancers. Beginners, like myself, were tripping over their own two feet. The more experienced dancers were moving so fast, I couldn’t believe how they were doing it. Even during the songs I couldn’t dance to, I was enjoying myself. The more experienced dancers were incredible to watch. Some of them were even texting while dancing. During some songs, the advanced dancers formed a large circle around the beginners. While the beginners danced to a simple routine, the others performed more difficult steps, including spinning around, dancing with a partner and flipping a partner over their arms. The way the crowd moved and danced in unison was baffling. For those who wanted to take a cigarette break, there was a side door that led outside to a fenced-in section. During warmer weather there is a fireplace, outside bar and a cornhole set. On one wall of the bar there are various autographed pictures, including country musicians Craig Morgan, Joe Diffie, Eric Church and Emerson Drive. Callahan said the musicians who signed the pictures performed at the Dusty Armadillo. She said her boss is connected with record labels in Nashville, Tenn. “We don’t make a profit off the ticket sales,” Callahan said. “It’s just good for us and good for business.” The cost of the tickets is the amount of money the musician requests divided by the number of people expected to attend, Callahan said. The only profit the Dusty Armadillo makes on concert nights is what people spend for drinks. Occasionally, the bar will feature themed nights. Every year, the bar has St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, “Halfway to Halloween” and “Pajama Jammy Jam” parties. “Love Sucks” is the next party that is being

ANTHONY VENCE | DAILY KENT STATER

The Dusty Armadillo is the largest all-country dance club in Ohio. The club also hosts concerts and features dance lessons. held in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Throughout the night, the staff was very upbeat and happy to serve the customers. It was busy when I went up to the bar, but I was immediately acknowledged. A couple minutes later, I was served and left the bar pleased. For anyone who enjoys the country-like atmosphere, I highly recommend taking a trip to the Dusty Armadillo. It’s a place full of good music, interesting people, incredible dancing and an all around great time that can’t be found just anywhere.

“I pride myself on the staff and I try to keep a friendly, family atmosphere,” Callahan said. As I began to leave the bar at 11 p.m., it was only getting busier. I took one last look around and realized places like this are hard to find. Whether people were dancing or not, everyone was smiling and having an extraordinary time. The Dusty Armadillo is located on state Route 44 in Rootstown, Ohio. Rachel Hagenbaugh is a features reporter.


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FAMOUS QUOTE “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. ” — Oprah Winfrey

SUMMARY: Kent State needs to put more money into its facilities, especially the Art Building, which is deteriorating.

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VIEW The art department needs a home

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he Art Building is, hands down, the most confusing building on campus. Just locating an office inside it is an incredible feat.

Add in the age of it and the wide dispersal of the art department, and it is high time for a change. The university spends so much money trying to recruit new students by making Kent State look nice. Risman Plaza does look great, but it’s time to draw the focus from future students to current students. We need facilities that back up the appeal of everything else. The need for improvements in the Art Building is painfully obvious. It has such a grim appearance for the beautiful work produced inside.

Getting to many classrooms requires walking through a different one, often when class is in session. Students end up waiting in someone else’s class until their own starts. It is disruptive, awkward and unnecessary. The building is a huge maze. Students should be challenged in the classroom, not in finding it. The building is clearly dated. There have been problems with the roof leaking, which has damaged students’ work. The art department is spread through several buildings on campus. If it was centralized, it would be easier to find, visitors could come see galleries, faculty could see the success of other classes and students could see the work of their peers. Centralization would

also allow them to share resources. One location can provide a sense of unity and pride in the school. Students should be able to feel like they are a part of a community, not just scattered around campus in substandard buildings. The best way to draw students here is by adequately providing for current students. Word of mouth is the cheapest advertisement. Bringing in new students is great. But that doesn’t mean maintaining facilities should become a second priority. The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board whose members are listed to the left.

NATE BEELER’S VIEW

DID YOU KNOW? On this day in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. — Source: history.com

On-campus dining changes for the worse The campus dining carousel keeps spinning at a rising speed. Pete’s Arena Pizza is now Damon’s Grill. Quiznos is now Subway. But don’t get comfortable with any of the dining spots because they could disappear very quickly. I haven’t been a fan of these changes, even as far back as Nathan’s and Arthur Treacher’s replacing A&W in 2009. That crispy skin on Nathan’s hot dogs? Blech. Plus, I’m not a fan of eating seafood, so Arthur Treacher’s and Salad & Sushi (which replaced Sunset Strips in August) never appealed to me. Despite my anger at those moves, I deal with it. After the overhaul of two more dining spots, though — both of which are the result of a Dining Services survey of student opinions — I’m questioning the sanity of these decisions. Let’s start with getting Subway — the news of which really slipped under the radar. We already have two Subway restaurants in Kent. One of them is on Water Street, and the other is on Main Street. Both are roughly two miles from the Student Center. You can take PARTA’s suburban route and be there in minutes. Now that Quiznos is gone from the Student Center, its nearest location is a seven-mile drive to Streetsboro. Congratulations, students. Since you wanted Subway and were too lazy to take the short trip there, you’ve actually reduced the number of food options in Kent. That would be like replacing Einstein Bros. Bagels with Starbucks. I realize having two off-campus Subways means nothing for students with dining plans, but in the end you’ve merely replaced one sandwich shop with another sandwich shop. Is that much of an accomplishment?

Jody Michael Don’t pull the “Subway is healthier” card either. Look at the nutrition facts from both restaurants. Both have healthy subs and unhealthy subs. Just stick to eating small subs with lots of veggies and few condiments. By contrast, Damon’s Grill is back in Kent after shutting down its Main Street location in 2005, but it returns at the expense of Pete’s Arena Pizza. I liked how Pete’s sold slices for $2.19, so I could buy the exact amount of pizza I wanted to eat. While the Damon’s menu does include pizza, it only offers whole 10-inch pies, the cheapest of which are $9.99. In fact, the least expensive main course is a burger and fries for $6.99, and that’s if you don’t want cheese on your hamburger. I can go upstairs to Nathan’s and get the same meal plus a drink with that money. Sadly, many students with dining plans probably don’t mind because they’re already overpaying for that plan. It’s a no-win situation. Dining Services offers overpriced food to screw commuters and overpriced dining plans to screw resident students. I am sympathetic to change for the sake of change in this situation — having the same food options for four years would get old. We just need changes that make sense. Jody Michael is a sophomore broadcast journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at jmicha10@kent.edu.

Astrology hasn’t changed; it’s still nonsense Disbelief and indignation swept across my social network late last week, as news spread of a change in the zodiac. Earlier in the week, The Star Tribune reported that, due to a “wobble” in the earth’s rotational axis, the stars have been slowly creeping out of sync with traditional astrological dates since they were established over two centuries ago. Astrology is the notion that the position of stars and planets at the time of a person’s birth influences their personality and ultimately their fate. Purveyors of astrology claim that they can use this information to make reliable predictions about a person’s nature and even to foretell their future. I’m sure many of you have read your horoscope, but have you ever really paid attention to it? Horoscopes generally give vague advice and very rarely make any testable predictions. Like fortune cookies, they make such broad statements that they apply equally well to anybody, regardless of the day they were born. Horoscopes often rely on a psychological phenomenon known as the Forer effect. This is when an individual believes that a statement is specifically tailored to them, but, in fact, the statement is so general that it can easily apply to a large number of people. One example would

Daniel Sprockett be telling a college student that they “enjoy the security of familiar places but are ready to strike it out on their own.” They’re often called “Barnum Statements,” after the famous circus promoter P.T. Barnum’s observation that he had “something for everyone.” Scientific studies of astrology have repeatedly shown that astrologers fail at predicting the personality and behavioral traits of people, as well as their futures. But how could they not fail? When the Babylonians concocted the tenets of astrology thousands of years ago, they envisioned the sky as a great dome, housing planet-gods that had dominion over earthly affairs. They didn’t understand the most fundamental nature of the stars. Those faint points of light in the night sky are actually distant suns, flung far across the unfathomably vast universe. The number of stars they could see amounted to

less than one millionth of a percent of the total number of stars in our galaxy alone. And yet, with all the knowledge we have accumulated over the years, the pseudoscience of astrology continues to flourish. Most major newspapers dedicate space to daily horoscopes, and a recent National Science Foundation survey found that a quarter of Americans believe in astrology. Why is this? Many reasons exist, but one of the most probable is that astrology lends cosmic significance to our mundane, everyday lives. The notion that our fate is connected to that of the heavens is a comforting thought. But as cosmologist Carl Sagan pointed out in his 1980 TV series “Cosmos,” we are indeed connected to the stars. With the exception of hydrogen and helium, every atom in the universe was forged in the blast furnaces of dying stars. The carbon making up your body was born in a supernova. We are connected, not in the trivial ways that astrology claims, but in the most significant ways possible. As Sagan was fond of saying: “We are all made of starstuff.” Daniel Sprockett is a researcher in the KSU Department of Anthropology and a columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at dsprocke@kent.edu.

Sixty years later: still a good read It has been linked to murders. It is rebellious. It is promiscuous. It contains excessive swearing, drinking and smoking. It is “The Catcher in the Rye.” The 1951 novel written by J.D. Salinger follows a troubled teenager, Holden Caulfield, as he spends three days in New York City on his own after getting kicked out of school for failing his classes. Not much happens plot-wise in the book, but nonetheless it is a realistic coming-of-age story that accurately describes the process of self-maturation each person must go through. The book has its high points and low points — one of the low points being the main character and the annoying traits he possesses. Caulfield is whines and complains more than any character in the history of literature. He constantly describes the people, places and things he encounters as “phony” and often says he’s depressed because of them. Despite this flaw, Salinger’s book is a classic mas-

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terpiece. “The Catcher in the Rye” has been a staple of high school English classes for decades and as close to required reading as you can get. I, myself, had to read it as an 11th grader. I remember enjoying the book so much that I “forgot” to turn my copy in when our class finished reading it. I know, stealing literature is such an outlaw thing to do. Though, as much as the book is widely adored, it is equally controversial. Holden’s mini-vacation in a fictional 1949 NYC is full of drunkenness, debauchery and vulgarity. For generations, concerned educators and parents have attempted to ban the novel. Some argue the book is inappropriate for teens because it is, at times, sexually explicit and contains offensive language. To the chagrin of worried adults, and the thrill of many students, there is excessive use of the “F-word” and “g-damn”. Because of such issues, “The Catcher in the Rye” routinely makes the American Library Association’s

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Mike Crissman annual list of most frequently challenged books in the United States, even to this day. The book has also gained notoriety over the years because of its association with high profile assassination attempts. A copy of the novel was found on Mark David Chapman when he was arrested for killing John Lennon. Another copy was found in the hotel room of John Hinckley Jr. after his assassination attempt on former President Ronald Reagan. Numerous other murderers have expressed a fondness for the novel with the emotionally troubled protagonist.

Recently, a Swedish author has attempted to publish “60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye.” The book depicts a 76-year-old Holden escaping a retirement home to head to NYC. Salinger’s estate has brought legal action against the book, calling it an unauthorized rip off. Before Salinger died last year, the reclusive author expressed strong opposition to the book. A U.S. judge recently ruled the Swede’s book could not be published in North America. While I don’t see much harm in what is basically a work of fan fiction, I do understand Salinger’s family wanting to protect and control the legacy of what is a truly great novel. The fact that someone wants to write a sequel to a book that came out 60 years ago is a testament to “The Catcher in the Rye’s” true longevity.

Mike Crissman is a sophomore newspaper journalism major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at mcrissm2@kent.edu


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

Guyton’s return to court fuels win Players earn first MAC road victory Rachel Jones

rjones62@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater Most people would think taking a month off from basketball would make a player rusty or out-of-step. But when junior guard Carlton Guyton returned to the court after a suspension, he executed some key plays that helped the Kent State Men’s Basketball team overcome Ohio University 69-66 on Saturday. While the game marked the Flashes’ first Mid-American Conference road victory, it also showed Kent State (11-6, 2-1 MAC) could overcome the intense Bobcat crowd. “The thing about playing here, probably more so than any other MAC arena, is the crowd is a factor,” said the Kent State coach Geno Ford. “You can’t game plan for it, but kids have to step up, show some courage and toughness and really focus on the game.” The Flashes remained focused enough to finish the half up 32-26. But the seesaw battle for the lead continued as Ohio (8-9, 1-2 MAC) pulled ahead 66-64 with 1:59 left in the game. A basket by freshman guard Eric Gaines closed the gap, but two free throws by Guyton with 24.4 seconds left gave the Flashes a 67-66 lead. “He’s one of our best shooters,” Ford said. “We have several guys we’d trust in that situation, but we were happy he was on the line.” Senior guard Rod Sherman said the free throws were a good way to welcome Guyton back to the team after the junior served a five-game suspension for a violation of team rules. As if Guyton’s contributions weren’t enough, Gaines knocked the ball away from Ohio’s Ivo Baltic to Sherman, who executed layup with 10 seconds left clinch the Flashes’ win. “That was a huge play by Eric Gaines,” Sherman said. “I was surprised it fell into my hands, but I was like, ‘I either have to dunk this or finish it, so I can be a little happy about the game.’ Finishing was the only thing on my mind.” Sherman finished the game with 13 points, second to

junior forward Justin Greene, who led the Flashes with 18. Guyton posted nine points in his 28 minutes of play, which Sherman said he was glad to see, especially when junior guard Michael Porrini was benched after fouling out. “When (Guyton) wasn’t here and Porrini would foul out, we would be nervous but still stick in and try to gut it out,” Sherman said. “(Guyton) brings so much to the table. He can drive it; he can shoot it.” Ford said that even though Saturday was not Guyton’s best performance this season, his solid ball play and crucial free throws were definitely a nice lift for his return. “We were missing a good, core player,” Ford said. “We were 8-3 and beat South Florida (with Guyton playing), and we went 2-3 without him. I wasn’t a math major in my time at OU, but I know enough that 8-3 is better than 2-3.” Ford also credits the win to the Flashes’ offensive rebounds, which edged the Bobcats 38-25. “We’ve done a good job this year missing a lot of open shots, which has really encouraged us to make good offensive rebound attempts,” Ford said. “(We had to) get extra possessions off the backboard and make it a grind game. We were just fortunate that we got two plays in the end and got to sneak out with a win.” Rachel Jones is a sports reporter.

GUYTON’S THEFT CHARGE DISMISSED n Junior

guard Carlton Guyton’s charge for theft has been dismissed.

n Guyton

was charged in December with stealing the car of a 22-year-old woman after a date.

n He

was suspended from the basketball team and reinstated when charges were dismissed Friday. Guyton had passed a polygraph test.

n At

the hearing Friday, Judge Kevin Poland said the case still could go to the Portage County grand jury to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an indictment.

— Allison Smith, city editor

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Sophomore guard Tamzin Barroilhet defends the ball from Bowling Green players. Kent State triumphed over the Falcons 44-43.

Kent State knocks off Falcons Humes leads all scorers with 16 points Matt Lofgren

mlofgren@kent.edu Daily Kent Stater With strong defense, Kent State outlasted Bowling Green 44-43 Saturday, snapping a 13-game losing streak to the Falcons that dates back to 2005, which allowed them to remain perfect in MAC play (4-0). The Flashes ended Bowling Green’s 15-game winning streak, which was tied for the longest in the nation this season. “I thought we played excellent defense today by obviously holding them to 28 percent shooting and really gave ourselves a chance to win by doing what we did on the defensive end,” said Kent State coach Bob Lindsay. “I told our players that this had to be a low possession game. We couldn’t win an 85-80 game so we had to try to defend and hold the score down.” Even though defense was the key to the victory at the M.A.C. Center on Saturday, the Flashes (13-3, 4-0 MAC) started hot on an 11-4 run, spanning over seven minutes of the game. Most of the points the Flashes got came from working through the Falcons’ zone defense. The Flashes scored 28 points in the paint to propel them to the win. Bowling Green battled their way back though, working extra passes around and getting some open

looks around the perimeter; eventually taking their first lead of the game with 5:20 remaining in the first. By halftime, the Flashes clung to a 20-18 lead. Both teams would trade leads from there on out with the largest difference being a four-point margin for the Falcons (32-28) with eight minutes remaining. The small deficit was made up by senior guard Jamilah Humes by sinking two identical jump shots to tie the game at 32-32. “I know I can make that shot, I make that shot all the time and we run that play all the time,” Humes said. “And I run it in practice and I know that’s the shot that I want and if I’m open, I should hit that shot. “Personally, I am really happy and the rest of my seniors are ecstatic. That’s the only word I can use right now.” Humes led all scoring with 16 points (6-for-12 from the floor) and was the only player for the Flashes to go to the free throw line where she went 4-for-5. What Bowling Green did best all night, keeping them extremely dangerous, was their 3-point shooting. The Falcons were 7-for20 from behind the arch and possessed one of the best perimeter shooters in the MAC—senior guard Lauren Prochaska. Prochaska went 3-for-8 from the 3-point range and led Bowling Green with 13 points. “She has a really quick trigger,” Humes said. “Give her any room, any space and pretty much, it’s going in.” Humes, who finished the game with nine rebounds, sealed Kent State’s victory with her board off a missed layup by Bowling Green sophomore guard Chrissy Steffen. Humes was fouled on the ensu-

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Senior center Ellie Shields jumps for a shot during Saturday’s game against Bowling Green. ing play, sending her to the line and keeping the ball away from the Falcons’ side of the court. The senior guard missed her lone free throw, and the Flashes began to celebrate after Falcons senior guard Tracy Pontius missed the final half-court shot. “We played a great team. We

played the best team in the MAC and got a win, and I’m proud of our players for that,” Lindsay said. Kent State will take on Akron Wednesday at home to continue their work in conference play while Bowling Green (15-2, 3-1 MAC) will travel to Buffalo. Matt Lofgren is a sports correspondent.

Kilgore leads Flashes over Purdue Wrestling team records wins over Campbell, Purdue Alex Atkinson

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Ryan Thomas, a sophomore on the track and field team, competes in the Doug Raymond invitational on Saturday.

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As Kent State’s seventh ranked Dustin Kilgore grappled against Purdue’s ninth ranked Logan Brown at the Wendy’s Duals in Ashland, Ohio, this weekend, it was easy to forget you were watching a wrestling match and not a mixed martial arts fight. The matches between Purdue and Kent State remained relatively calm until the 197-weight class when Kilgore and Brown clashed. Kilgore dominated, leading 7-1 after the first period. Brown took a couple swipes at Kilgore’s eyes before successfully poking Kilgore in the left eye.

Kilgore lashed out and pushed Brown after the whistle had already blown. Illegal physical action continued throughout the match with no penalty points or disqualifications administered to either wrestler. Unable to calm down their wrestlers during timeouts and intermissions, Kent State coach Jim Andrassy and Purdue coach Scott Hinkel pleaded for the referee to gain control of the match. “I wish we would have had a Division I referee is what I wish we would have had,” Andrassy said. “That guy just let the matches get out of hand. It’s frustrating. We have two top-20 teams in the country wrestling and we got this referee that should be refereeing high school matches.” Kilgore stayed in the match and picked up a critical 13-3 major decision to extend Kent State’s lead, 17-13. “I thought Dustin did a hell of a job,” Andrassy said. “(Brown) is ranked ninth in the country and was beat 7-1 in the first period. From

there, he just wanted to try to hurt (Kilgore), and it became an out-ofcontrol match. Dustin did real well.” Kilgore said he believes his harder workouts and higher protein diet gave him the ability to upset a talented wrestler as Brown. “After my losses in the Southern Scuffle, I’ve turned things around and have really been working hard in the room,” Kilgore said. “My diet. It’s all coming together and it’s really helped and changed things around for me.” In the following heavyweight match, junior Brendan Barlow fell to Purdue’s senior Roger Vukobratovich in a six overtime loss. The match was decided by Vukobratovich’s few extra seconds of riding time. Interestingly, Vukobratovich won the match without ever taking a shot and was never warned for stalling. “(Barlow) needs to learn to get through all the calls and win anyways, and that’s what he didn’t do,” Andrassy said. Purdue was awarded two points for its heavyweight match, but still

fell short 17-15 to Kent State. The Flashes followed their win against Purdue with an easy 56 to -1 win over Campbell. Freshman (133) Tyler Small, senior (157) Matt Cathell, freshman (165) Brandonn Johnson, sophomore (184) Casey Newburg, junior, and (285) Brendan Barlow, senior, all pinned their opponents. Junior (125) Nic Bedelyon had a 12-4 major decision. Sophomore (141) Chase Skonieczny and junior (165) Ross Tice picked up technical falls, winning 17-1 and 19-4 in their respective matches. Junior (149) Marcel Clopton and (197) Kilgore won their matches due to Campbell forfeits. The shutout was Kent State’s first shutout of a Division I school since 2005. The Flashes’ home opener is also their first day of conference play, as they host Northern Illinois at 7:05 p.m. on Friday evening in the M.A.C. Center. Alex Atkinson is a sports reporter.


Jan. 18, 2011 Daily Kent Stater