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Med Toss promotes safety

HOMECOMING 2010 Celebrating 95 years of UK homecomings

Event offers opportunity to dispose unwanted medicine By Rachel Aretakis

Lexington citizens and students can get rid of old medicine for free Saturday in a citywide effort called Med Toss to safely dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., anyone can take their unwanted medicine to five different locations throughout the city: Division of Police Roll Call Facility, Kentucky American Water, Consolidated Baptist Church, NorthEast Christian Church and Broadway Baptist Church. Department of Environmental Quality Spokesman Mark York said Med Toss was created because there are “both public safety and environmental issues associated with proper disposal of medicines.” “For years people have been told to flush [medicines] down the commode or pour [it] down the sink,” York said about previous disposal methods. “We are changing that message.” Used and unused pills and liquids will be accepted. This includes over-the-counter or prescription medicine, vitamins and supplements, according to Med Toss' website. The Lexington Division of Police will take the collected medicine to an incinerator, York said. Third year pharmacy student Lauren Willis said

there are three benefits to having Med Toss. First, she said the event will help to “prevent accidental use [of medications].” The second benefit is preventing the misuse of prescription drugs, called drug diversion. “The third benefit from this event is an opportunity to educate the public on what to do with expired or unused medications,” Willis said. As a pharmacy student, Willis said she has an “inside look” into pharmaceuticals and said it is important to get rid of expired medications. She said it is a pharmacist’s job to keep his or her patients safe, and helping dispose of expired medications is one way to do that. “I assume that most students have never even thought about what to do with their expired ibuprofen or Tylenol,” Willis said. “They may just throw it out in the trash, which is not the proper way of disposal.” Environmental Initiatives Program Manager Tom Webb said it is necessary to have Med Toss to eliminate hazards for children, possible breakins and to get drugs off the street. Med Toss is a first step to address these issues locally and is a way to help citizens understand that pharmaceuticals can be a problem in the See MED on page 2

Colleges struggle to recruit men


In the 1965 homecoming, candidates are brought in a horse and carriage on the football field (top). Chi Omega and Phi Sigma Kappa won the float contest in 1980 (bottom left). Students spray paint newspaper green for decorations on their float (bottom right).

Men becoming a minority at colleges nation-wide By Trish Wilson MCT

PHILADELPHIA — As a white male from the suburbs of New York, Brendan Scheld had never felt like a minority. But that was before he enrolled as a freshman at the University of Delaware. In last semester's calculus course of 40 students, he said, only five men would show up for class. When it comes to finding enough men to fill their freshmen classes, it is the nation's admissions officers who have to hunt hard.

Twenty years after women became the majority on campus, college administrators are struggling to strike a gender balance even as female applicants outnumber men by nearly 30 percent. Nationally, as at Delaware, about 58 percent of college undergraduates are women, with some campuses at 70 percent. That's well beyond the point where the character of a college shifts, and may make a school less appealing to some of the highly qualified students it seeks to attract. See MEN on page 2


Ryan Helthall, in Newark, Delaware, is a senior at the University of Delaware, where more women are enrolled than men

THROUGH THE YEARS Homecoming is an opportunity to bridge the gap between students and alumni through a special bond — school pride. This year’s theme only amplifies tradition, as it celebrates UK Homecomings through the years.

Homecoming weekend brings excitement, pride By Becca Clemons

A sea of blue has overtaken the windows of Lexington businesses and UK's campus buildings, foreshadowing a series of massive events: UK's homecoming weekend. The Student Activities Board, National PanHellenic Council, Alumni Association and other sponsors want to make this weekend one to remember. SAB, the Alumni Association and UK Athletics are sponsoring the Homecoming Pep Rally from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday on Stoll Field. SAB Director of Traditions Jaclyn Hawkins said the rally will include the UK band, cheerleaders, dance team, athletes for poster-signing and guest appearances, including UK head football coach Joker Phillips. Royalty candidates will also be recognized. Hawkins said holding the rally at Stoll Field, UK's original football field, is a difference between last year and this year. SAB and the Alumni Association are working together on Friday's seeblue. Day at

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Keeneland Race Course, which offers free general admission to UK students, faculty, staff and Alumni Association members with a valid UK ID. “Keeneland and football are the perfect recipe for alumni to come back to Lexington. seeblue. Day is a fun way to tie the two together,” Alumni Association Director for Clubs and Programs Jill Smith said. “Many will be at Keeneland on Friday and then make plans to attend the football game on Saturday.” Former Football Head Coach Rich Brooks will be signing books from 1 - 2:30 p.m. and former Wildcat and current Indianapolis Colt Jacob Tamme will be signing commemorative Keeneland/UK hats, with proceeds going to DanceBlue, Smith said. The National Pan-Hellenic Council's Annual Homecoming Step Show will take place Friday at Memorial Coliseum, a new day and new location from last year. Secondary education and geology senior See HOMECOMING on page 2

Pep rally to kick off weekend By Corey Hord

The Student Activities Board will host a pep rally at Stoll Field on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in preparation for Homecoming weekend. With the vigor of Joker Phillips’ Wildcats still lingering after the historical win over ranked South Carolina, a large turnout is expected of students and alumni supporting the team, including Joker himself. “Because of that last win, it should bring everybody out,” linebacker Ronnie Sneed said. “We’re excited and we’re hyped because we See RALLY on page 2

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RALLY Continued from page 1 have the crowd behind us.” The traditional style pep rally is expected to be “bigger and better with more energy behind it,” SAB President Sarah Ausmus said. “If you want to see people from UK athletics up close and personal, this is the time to do it.” The event will highlight athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, the Wildcat Marching Band and recognize homecoming candidates, all-coinciding with a tailgating

meal, disc jockey and games to assist in jumpstarting your ‘Big Blue’ spirit. “We will have athletes for poster signings,” said Jaclyn Hawkins, director for the event. “Homecoming is the week designed to both encourage and recognize our UK pride, whether it's current students, alumni, or community members.” The event is designed to get the Big Blue Nation’s blood flowing for the upcoming football matchup on Saturday against Georgia at 7:30 p.m. Georgia Bulldogs have a record of 3-4 and 2-3 in the

MED Continued from page 1 waterways, he said. York said there have been studies recently done that have shown some traces of pharmaceuticals in the water supply. He said this could be from old methods of disposal

SEC, sitting in front of Kentucky in the standings. “It won’t be an easy game,” Sneed said. “It’s another SEC opponent. They’re a good team, a force to be reckoned with.” He mentioned how the fans are important to the team and the game as whole. Kentucky will have their work cut out for them, seriously needing a win to assist their record of 1-3 in the SEC conference standings. SAB and the SAB Traditions Committee, Alumni Association and UK Athletics made the event possible.

such as washing medication down the sink or flushing it down the toilet. If students come to Med Toss, they should bring their pharmaceuticals in the original container and mark out their name and personal information. He said this is a good opportunity for people to do this easily and for free. There are also tips for proper disposal on the website if they cannot attend.

HOMECOMING Continued from page 1 Arielle Evans, the event chair, said last year the event attracted over 750 people, and over 1,500 have already bought tickets for Friday's performance. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door. Game day will kick off with a variety of activities to boost Wildcat spirit. The Homecoming Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Coliseum, featuring community groups and floats built by many student organizations, Hawkins said. The parade ends at Commonwealth Stadium

MEN Continued from page 1 "Colleges will then be unable to attract the female students they want most _ or so they fear," wrote Gail Heriot, a professor of law at the University of San Diego and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The University of Richmond was chosen after U.S News and World Report said its admission rate for men was 13 percentage points higher than for women. Frank Mussano, a dean at York College of Pennsylvania, thought his institution was in deep trouble when he heard it would get a subpoena. Then he realized the picks had been random. At York, 54 percent of freshmen are women. "We are completely gender blind, so there is no reason the commission would be worried about bias at this institution," Mussano said. "We admit students when they meet the admission require-

where tailgaters will be preparing for the UK vs. Georgia football game at 7:30 p.m. During halftime, the Homecoming King and Queen will be announced, and the student organizations who won the Wildcat Cup will be recognized, Hawkins said. Alumni Association events Saturday include a parade watch breakfast, Classes Without Quizzes, a campus bus tour and the Tailgate Tent, Smith said. The Student Homecoming Coalition is comprised of the Black Student Union, Center for Community Outreach, Inter Greek Programming Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Student Activities

Board. “We wanted Homecoming Week to be a collaborative, unified effort and have been working together for several months to reach this goal,” Hawkins said. She said an Insight commercial and posters throughout town have informed the community about homecoming activities. “At Tuesday's Kitty Karnival event, we had numerous families from the community attend the on-campus event,” she said. “We are hoping we'll have the same outcomes with the Pep Rally, Step Show and Parade. Homecoming Week is all about tying together the campus and community to encourage UK pride.”

ments, and we admit them until we are full." But he fully understands why many colleges would try to keep the genders even. At Delaware, Alpha Phi sorority sisters recently stood outside their house, raising money with a lemonade stand. They certainly notice the missing men. Their pledge class of 60 is larger than the entire membership of many fraternities. "It's a little harder to find a good group of guy friends," said sophomore Gabrielle Portera, from Greenwich, Conn. Outside the food court, Kellye Foulke, 18, said she hadn't even considered attending a college with 70 percent women. "In the real world," she said, "you aren't going to be working with a majority of females." And a recent report shows the gender gap is no longer widening. But inside the numbers is another story. According to Kimmel, upper-income men are going

to college at the same rate as their female counterparts. But black men make up only 35 percent of black college students. Latino men make up 40 percent of Latino students. And working-class men make up only one-third of workingclass students. "The crisis of attendance is not uniform but affects poor and minority students more significantly," Kimmel said. Men, he believes, have not figured out how to navigate a changed economy that increasingly demands a college degree for a good job. And more often, studies show, they shrug off the value of a college education, Kimmel said. "They think that studying is wimpy, that studying and caring about what happens in classes is sissy." Meanwhile, the women are marching on to advanced degrees. Last month, the Council of Graduate Schools reported that in 2009, for the first time, women received more doctorates than men.

It’s a wrap for ‘Jersey Shore’ What did we learn from the second season of "Jersey Shore", which wraps Thursday night (at 10 EDT on MTV)? In no particular order: 1. Snooki can write. She wrote the infamous Letter, and also wrote on a cocktail napkin a detailed checklist of the perfect gorilla/juicehead. This will help her with her novel. (Yes, she got a book deal.) 2. The Italian thing? That's sooo season one. Go ahead find me one use of the word "guido." Under pressure, MTV has scrubbed clean the ethnic angle. 3. This group does the same things over and over. As this season drags to a close, they seem almost catatonic with boredom. They basically triangulate among the beach, the Metropole and Tantra (the club of choice). This got old real fast. 4. MTV continues to stiff them on having a TV set in the house. What's with that? Afraid they're going to watch Fuse? 5. South Beach is not the shore. But it is more colorful. 6. "Jersey Shore" started to feel a bit like "Big Brother." Everyone waited for Angelina to get the hook. Finally, she left. Cheers could

Horoscope Today's birthday (10/22/10). If you feel a bit compulsive about the use of your creative talents, this is the year to do something! Give your imagination free rein to explore independent pathways of healing. Take what you find and pour it into practical projects that stand up to rigorous logic. 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 a 9 — Carve out time to spend by yourself to complete necessary projects. Work imaginative ideas provided by associates into the final presentation. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Circumstances require you to spend time with friends. No problem! That's what you want to do anyway. Everyone has more fun than you thought possible. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — Create a working environment that suits everyone.

be heard across the nation. 7. The ladies of the house have volcanic tempers. Snooki's great hair-pull assault on Angelina is one instance; every one of them has displayed an ability to loosen teeth, draw blood. 8. No more intramural love affairs. Please. The on-again, off-again between Ronnie and Sammi was interminable, a drag of monstrous proportions. 9. Hope for better make that real drama in the third season. I mean, come on! The middle of the season was jammed up with the urgent question of who wrote The Letter? (This anonymous note told Sammi that Ron was cheating on her.) 10. "Jersey Shore" really is unmitigated trash TV. Often entertaining, OK, but still (to paraphrase Ronnie's opinion of Angelina), the Staten Island dump of the tube. If you thought you might discern some nugget of redeeming value here, you were quickly disabused. This season was dedicated to much drinking, much cussing, much sleeping around. And yet 6 million that's million fans ate it up every week.

Consider feelings as well as concrete goals. That way, everyone feels like part of the process. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 9 — A surprise communication changes your direction today. Possibilities expand exponentially if you listen carefully. You couldn't have planned it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Change is the only game that matters today. The status quo is not an option. Use all your resources to gain the necessary insight. Then move forward. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Draw group members closer together. Each person needs support. You sense an opportunity just around the corner. Solidarity works magic now. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your desire for change benefits from letting your imagination run free. Notice where it takes you, and apply your own native wisdom. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Young people capture your attention and help you


deliver the creative goods. Your imagination stimulates their action, achieving success. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Wow! You've been gathering pieces together for some time, and now it all fits together like a charm. The entire household sparkles with delight. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is an 8 — You need to catch up on correspondence. Write sweet thank you notes, email friends, and make an important phone call to a female relative. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — There's a mystical book you've wanted to read. There's a valuable lesson in the plight of the characters there. Plus it's fun. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — The responsibility is on you now, and that's fine. You have great ideas and enthusiasm. So work alone and get it done. You can do it. MCT

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The water polo club at the University of Kentucky practices Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 in the Lancaster Aquatic Center. The group meets twice a week and is open to both men and women.

New team makes a splash on campus By Rachel Sarnovsky

One young team is dipping its toes into the waters of club sports. This semester marks the first time UK is offering water polo as a club sport. Contrary to the belief of some students, water polo is not related to horses, said second year medical student Terren Trott, who is one of the creators of the team. Trott grew up in California where he said water polo is more prevalent. He is now the president of UK’s water polo club.

“Me and Scott Beckmeyer took a class together and I’ve always loved playing recreationally and he had never played before and between the two of us we got the club going, getting it to be an official organization,” Trott said. Unlike Beckmeyer, Trott has been familiar with water polo since high school, despite the small growth he expected. “It’s much more popular on the coast,” Trott said. “I went to undergraduate in California and I played in high school. So I think most peo-

ple who play have played from the coast, which is why I wasn’t sure how many people would be interested in playing here at UK where it’s a lot less popular, but we found a lot of people.” Water polo is played with a team of seven players. Six field players and one goalkeeper play at once. The players are in the deep end of the pool, which means the players must tread water the whole time. “The main obstacle is the physical endurance. It’s pretty physically demanding and it

can get really tiring,” Trott said. Trott said water polo is played similar to basketball, but the players are in the water. Only the goalie is allowed to use two hands on the ball, so all the passing and shooting by the field players is done one handed. At this point, the team is focused on increasing its numbers and drawing in additional players before the team is able to make the impact it hopes for. “For now we just want to be co-ed recreational and

The Edge: UK vs. Georgia By Nick Craddock

UK secondary vs. wide receiver A.J. Green Georgia’s offense has bounced back from a tough start to the season and Green, who missed the first four games of the season after he was suspended for selling his 2009 Independence Bowl jersey, has seemingly boosted the Bulldogs’ offense. “He’s their Randall (Cobb),” UK head coach Joker Phillips said. Since his return from suspension, Green has tallied 16 catches for 279 yards and four touchdowns. The Bulldogs’ offense has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 84-14 the last two games. “He’s a great receiver and he’s the one who can put a lot of pressure on us to make big plays during the passing game,” junior cornerback Randall Burden said. He added that Green will probably come out fresher because he hasn’t picked up as many bumps and bruises thanks to

his suspension. Burden and the rest of the UK secondary don’t have much first-hand experience with the Bulldogs’ playmaker, who didn’t play during UK’s 34-27 win over the Bulldogs last year. Edge: Green

Quarterback Mike Hartline vs. Georgia secondary Phillips and the UK coaching staff really let go of the shackles on Hartline last weekend, allowing him to throw for a career-high 42 attempts, 32 of which he completed, including the gamewinning touchdown toss. Hartline, who was named the Southeastern Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against South Carolina, has proven to be the model of consistency and efficiency all season long. His nearly 256 passing yards per game rank second in the SEC. “I think (Hartline’s) played outstanding all year,”

Phillips said. The Georgia defense has been stingy, especially the run defense which surrenders 2.9 yards per carry. However, if there is one weakness, it’s that the Bulldogs give up 15.2 yards per completion, so expect Hartline to stretch the field and spread the ball around to his receivers. Edge: Hartline

UK vs. Letdown The Cats should be weary of falling victim to the same fate of South Carolina last Saturday. The Gamecocks came to town with momentum after defeating then-No.1 Alabama only to suffer a let-

down. UK is brimming with confidence and indications from practice this week show the Cats have maintained their focus. However, the last time UK defeated a top-25 team, No.1 LSU in 2007, it didn’t provide an encore, losing four of its last five games, including the following game, 4537, to Florida. The argument could be made that Georgia will be looking to avoid a letdown, too. Following a 1-4 start, the Bulldogs have posted back-to-back victories over SEC opponents and are back in the thick of the SEC East division race. Considering that Georgia leads the all-time series record 49-122, Bulldogs’ fans will expect their team to take care business. Edge: UK The Final Edge: Slight edge in favor of UK Follow Nick on Twitter @KernelCraddock.

just encourage everyone to play,” Trott said. “We want anyone who’s at all interested, regardless of their skill level, to feel comfortable trying out the sport and hopefully falling in love with it.” Trott said the team would likely play scrimmages with teams in the local area. He said they are planning the scrimmages for the spring but might also play in December. “There’s actually a club team similar to this club team being put together in

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Louisville with the same level of experience and there’s plenty of teams in the Ohio and Illinois region,” Trott said. About 25 people have attended practices and Trott said experience is not necessary for the club sport. “The best way for you to learn is just to get in it and everyone’s been super supportive,” Trott said. “People who know how to play are helping out people who don’t know how to play. It’s definitely a sport best learned just by diving into it.”

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South Carolina trying to get out of current slump By Josh Kendall MCT

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Steve Spurrier admits he is stumped. Why, Spurrier was asked Tuesday, has his South Carolina football team collapsed so dramatically in the second half of its two losses this season? "That's a good question; that is a good question," Spurrier said. "The last game, all of our problems began in the second half: penalties, dropped snap from center, didn't have very good field position, didn't run the ball very well and we didn't go very far. But other than that, there is really no answer particularly. (The mistakes) just showed up. They just showed at crucial times. That's what happened." The No. 19 Gamecocks (4-2, 2-2 SEC) are two dreadful second halves away from being undefeated. In losses to Auburn and Kentucky, South Carolina led at halftime only to be outscored 42-7 in the second half. A closer look at the numbers helps explain that scoring discrepancy. The Gamecocks have converted one of seven third downs in the second half of those two games, while the Tigers and Wildcats combined to convert 10 of 18. "We don't get on the field as quickly as we would like at times, but we've got to get better on third downs and get the other team off the field," Spurrier said. "That's a problem we have had — getting the other guy off the field. We're going to make some changes. Yeah, we are not going to do the same thing over and over again. We are going to do something different and


Sophomore defensive end Taylor Wyndham sacks South Carolina’s quarterback Stephen Garcia Saturday. UK defeated the Gamecock’s 31-28 see if it doesn't help us." Losing starting tailback Marcus Lattimore to an ankle injury in the second half against Kentucky would be a good place to start, but that doesn't explain all the Gamecocks' struggles. In its two losses combined, South Carolina has scored 48 points and gained 571 yards in the first half and scored seven points and gained 285 yards in the second half. Defensively, it has allowed 24 points and 359 yards in the first half and 42 points and 534 yards in the second half. South Carolina's secondhalf numbers for the season aren't as dire, but they aren't flattering, either. The Gamecocks have outscored opponents 70-16 in the first quarter but have been outscored

48-24 in the fourth. In the first half, South Carolina is outscoring opponents 128-58. In the second half, it's being outscored 77-58. That both losses were on the road, where the Gamecocks have not beaten an SEC team since 2008, may or may not be a coincidence, Spurrier said. The problem may be mental toughness, he said, an area in which he doesn't give his team high marks. "It's the offense and the defense," he said. "We have some blocking schemes where we put an 'R' on it for right, called Roger. One of our guys went left. I said, 'Did you hear the call?' He said, 'Yes, sir.' 'Why didn't you go right?' 'I just made a mistake.' That's an answer I've been hearing six years

around here: 'Coach, I just made a mistake.' Hopefully, someday we can get out of that, but we're not out of it yet." When Spurrier heard pro football commentators this week blaming a lack of mental toughness for the errorfilled start to the Dallas Cowboys' season, he began thinking, he said. "Maybe that's us, too," he said. Sophomore wide receiver Tori Gurley said it wouldn't hurt any of the Gamecocks to spend more time preparing for games. "We just have to pay more attention to detail," he said. "Coach Spurrier is a stickler for details. Guys have to read their scouting report and their playbook like the Bible."

Oklahoma not thinking about their No. 1 BCS ranking By Mike Jones MCT

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis says if he'd had a ballot, he would not have voted the Sooners as the No. 1 one team in the nation, which is where Oklahoma debuted in the season's first BCS standings. "Not that I don't think we're one of the best in the country," he qualified. "I don't think we deserve it yet. I think we've played two good games and then the rest have been inconsistent. So, put someone deserving up there." Lewis then said he has not given the Sooners' top billing any thought as they prepare to play at Missouri, the last unbeaten team in the Big 12 North. During a speech before Monday's practice, he also made an effort to ensure younger players on the team have the same attitude. "Don't think about being No. 1, play with a chip on your shoulder," Lewis said he

told them. "We've got a lot of older guys that know how to handle it, (who) are not going to let those younger guys relax or start getting caught up in the hype.

“I don’t think we deserve it yet...put someone deserving up there.” TRAVIS LEWIS Oklahoma junior linebacker

"Because when you start drinking the Kool-Aid that everybody wants to make for you, you lose that edge — and you lose." Defensive end Jeremy Beal alluded to that in pointing out that Alabama and Ohio State lost on successive weekends while ranked atop the AP poll. "So it doesn't matter at this time," Beal said. "If we're ranked No. 1 January 11th,

come talk to me and I'll have something to say about it." Getting Better Oklahoma's offensive line has quietly improved the past few weeks. Coach Bob Stoops on Tuesday recalled how in preseason he'd noted that it was going to be better than most expected. "And it's starting to show a little bit," he said. Left tackle Donald Stephenson, one of the players of the game against Iowa State, has noticed the improvement since early in the season. "There's a pretty big difference from September to now," he said. "We're playing with a lot more confidence, a lot harder and a lot smarter. We noticed (in September) we weren't playing up to our ability. On film, we missed small things. Working on small things has been a big part of our improvement over the past three weeks." Missouri's defense leads


Oklahoma Sooners running back Mossis Madu leaps over Texas kicker Justin Tucker (19) during the first quarter at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, Saturday, October 2, 2010.

the country with an average of more than three sacks per game. "They've got a lot of speed on defense," Stephenson said. "They know how to get to the quarterback. We have to figure out a way to stop that." Stoops said Stephenson, who missed last season because of academic issues, "is playing excellent." Looking out Bob Stoops was asked if having a quarterback who wants to be a minister, as Landry Jones does, affects the coaching staff's language during practice. "I'll say for the most part we're pretty respectful and careful about our language," Stoops said. "I won't say that every now and then something slips that shouldn't. I talk about it with my staff, even with the players. "Landry is out there competing with all of us. If he's going to be a minister, he'll learn to forgive."

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Social networking connects past, present

Breast cancer threatens, affects everyone

I remember back in the day when I didn’t have a cell phone. When I didn’t have Facebook. When my family didn’t own a computer. While in a few years those statements will undoubtedly pinpoint my age (I’m only 22, thank you very much), it’s nice to reminisce on memories from that much simpler, network-free time. SHANNON Today, though, we’re all navigating through our FRAZER own face-paced realities, Kernel controlled by social netcolumnist working, instantaneous communication and updates from across the world. It’s in this dual mindset that I was able to find the humanity in the new movie The Social Network, loosely based on the story of the real-life inventors of Facebook. Granted, Jesse Eisenberg plays a really stuck-up version of Mark Zuckerberg and it’s highly unlikely that all the shenanigans that appear in the movie actually happened to a similar degree and in a comparable time frame. But considering how far we’ve come since 2004, the year Facebook was founded, I’d say the entrepreneurial spirit of Zuckerberg’s team was in the right. They were well-aware early on that Facebook was destined for great things, thanks to an untapped solution to a problem people hadn’t even realized they had. The problem: They weren’t connected. Yet. Sure, cell phones were quite prevalent back then and the modern PC—thank you, Bill Gates—was nearing its 10th birthday. Who knew that a group of Harvard dropouts would go on to be among the elite, “The Accidental Billionaires,” as Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book refers to them?

“Young women don’t get breast cancer; it’s a disease for old ladies.” That was the first thought that went through Andrea Applegate’s mind when she was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago at the age of 33. But as Andrea learned, young women can—and do—get breast cancer. Approximately 7 percent of all cases of breast cancer are in women under 40. According to the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that focuses on young women and breast cancer, there are more than 250,000 women living in the U.S. who were diagnosed with breast cancer under age 40. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed in her lifetime. Men can be diagnosed, too. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there are approximately 2,000 cases of breast cancer in men annually. While the rates of breast cancer in young women are not as high as other age groups, it is still something for college women to pay attention to. Young women are underrepresented in breast cancer research studies. It is more difficult to detect breast cancer in younger women because the tissue is more dense. “What do you do about dating and sexuality, and how to present yourself to a potential romantic interest when you have this situation where you look a little weird?” was a question that Andrea had after she went through treatment. She has since had reconstructive surgery and got-

It’s strides like these and others made in the networking arena that has resulted in the information boom we enjoy today. For those of you who attended CIS Technology Week 2010 this week, hosted by the College of Communications and Information Studies and the new Information Communication Technology Cooperative, you were probably enlightened by all the things technology can do and its role in the near future. Drew Curtis, inventor of the humorous news aggregate site and guest speaker on campus Monday, said that typically “the next big thing” only has staying power of about five years. His only concession was Facebook, which is still going strong after six years of operation. Time will tell where social networking and technology will take us next. For now, social networking is an integral part of practically everyone’s lives. Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare and other sites have created means by which people can connect and stay in touch that were unfathomable not that long ago. It seems strange to take a 30,000-feet look down on our lives “now,” as compared with “then.” Take my recent trip to the theater to see The Social Network as an example. I remember when I actually had to stand outside the box office to purchase a movie ticket. That was before I had the option of visiting to the theater’s website to get said ticket, before I could transfer money to my bank account via an Internet-enabled phone should I need a few extra bucks and before I could tweet, FourSquare-post or Facebook-Place my location to let friends know where to meet me. Wow, just how did we get along back then? Shannon Frazer is a journalism senior. E-mail

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ten married, but she stresses an important lesson: “Breasts don’t mean anything in the grand scheme of things.” She has come to understand and value her body, and hopes that young women will learn from her. Performing regular BSE allows women to become familiar with the normal look and feel of their breasts. To perform a BSE, follow these recommendations from the ACS: • Lie down and put your right arm over your head. • Using your left hand, inspect your right breast. Move your hand up and down, inspecting all of your breast tissue. • Feel for changes in your breast, above and below your collarbone, and in your armpit. • Repeat the exam on your left breast using your right hand. • Next, stand in front of a mirror with your hands on your hips and inspect your breasts for any changes in color, shape, size or dimpling of the skin. • Speak to your health care provider immediately if you notice any changes to your breasts. Women should also have a clinical breast exam performed by their health care provider as part of a regular health examination. If you have questions about breast cancer, please call 218-3264 to speak to a Health and Wellness Nurse. You can also call 323-APPT to schedule an appointment with a UHS clinician. Brandy Reeves is a health education coordinator for University Health Services. E-mail

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Enslaved captures the heart in new game ZACH WALTON

Kernel columnist Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is what happens when a Chinese folk novel is thrust ed into a post-apocalyptic America filled with murderous robots and even more deadly environments. “Enslaved” is the new action-platformer from Ninja Theory, developers of the fabulous PS3 title, Heavenly Sword. Ninja Theory has taken the lessons learned from Heavenly Sword to create a game that’s as much a great lesson in gameplay design as it is an argument that games can truly be art when the right developer handles it. “Enslaved” begins on a

slaver ship with Monkey, our gruff protagonist, and Trip, a hacker with a penchant for getting into trouble, who break out of the bonds of their captors and end up crashing the ship into a destroyed New York City. Trip puts a slave headband on Monkey that will kill him if he lets anything bad happen to her. Thus begins a shaky partnership that will lead them to where else? An odyssey to the west. Ninja Theory has always put story first in their games and it really shows in “Enslaved.” The story definitely takes time to grow on you, but when it does, I was engrossed in their tale and could not stop playing for the 10 or so hours it takes to complete the game. I really hate escort missions but escorting Trip throughout post-apocalyptic

America couldn’t be easier. The problem with most escort games is that the person being escorted becomes a liability. This is never the case as Trip has enough gadgets to keep herself safe from marauding robots, as well as creating diversions to let Monkey slip by turrets and robots unnoticed. When combat is required to progress, Trip never stays around to be killed or get in the way. Monkey is able to go all out on the robots without ever having to worry about Trip getting killed. This really helps the flow of the game and leaves a better impression of Trip as a character. Speaking of combat, it’s simplistic but graceful. There’s a weak and heavy attack as well as a stun attack. The combat staff can also fire plasma or stun shots, for of-


A University of Miami medical student holds an iPod featuring a lecture by Dr. Ronald Clarka UM faculty member in Miami, Florida.

Medical students get iPods to bolster training By Sarah Lundy MCT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Second-year medical student Lynn McGrath knows the iPod touch he carries will help him become a better doctor. McGrath, 25, can quickly research a patient's symptoms on the device and learn how to treat them in minutes. "The first year as medical students, it helps us figure out what's going on, but as you become more familiar, it's more of a confirmation," he said. Starting this semester, the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine, which in its second year, is giving every medical student an iPod touch to help in their training. The Central Florida college has joined other medical schools across the country that provide mobile devices to medical students. Florida State University also gives iPod touches to medical students, and Stanford University in California is distributing much-larger Apple iPads to its future doctors. The UCF iPod, which costs around $600 with medical applications, gives students instant access to look up diseases, medications and symptoms. It also allows them to listen to lectures and view diagrams. The Ohio State University College of Medicine was the first to hand out iPod touches to each student, in 2007. "Like many things, the students are the ones who brought forth the idea," said Dr. Catherine Lucey, the Ohio college's interim dean. "It can be used to really help explain

things to students." Nadine Dexter, who is the health sciences library director, said the iPods help students to learn on their own and to know how to find the most recent information. "We want to teach them that good up-to-date knowledge is what all good physicians need to make good point-of-care decisions," she said. "We don't want them to make a decision based on a 10-year-old text sitting on a shelf." Some doctors on the UCF staff have also embraced the iPod. "It used to be that you would read every journal that came to your mailbox," said Dr. Bethany Ballinger, director of clinical informatics and an emergency room doctor. "Now, there is no way. ... You are not looking at how much you can cram into your memory. You are looking selectively at what you need to learn to stay up to date and to manage this patient." Before making its decision to distribute the iPods, UCF surveyed more than 150 medical schools in United States and Canada, Dexter said. Of those, two dozen schools incorporate a handheld device into the curriculum and most either used or suggested iPods. To ensure that UCF students use them correctly, the school incorporates the devices and software into its courses. First-year students learn the basics about the various software programs. As they progress, they use their iPods to research more complicated cases, Ballinger said. For example, as part of the program, students every few weeks visit patients with

Ballinger at Florida Hospital East. If a patient complains of chest pain, Ballinger can ask the students why specific drugs are being prescribed or could there be another diagnosis. "They can go on (the iPod) and look up information and find the answers here," Ballinger said. "If they look it up themselves and work the answer out themselves they are much more likely to retain this as opposed to blah, blah, blah, learn these three causes of chest pains." For second-year student Bryant Lambe, 22, the iPod touch helped him when he volunteered in Haiti where he served as a pharmacist for a neo-natal and pediatric intensive care unit. He would mix powder-form medication so it could be injected as liquid. "They had giant books that listed how to reconstitute the drugs," he said. "When I got an order to reconstitute a certain drug I hadn't done before, I just typed in the name and I could pull up all the facts, all the interactions and what other drugs I could use to substitute if I didn't have that drug." After graduation, the students get to keep the iPod touches, which is covered by the technology fee they pay the school. College officials have heard some rumblings from doctors who worry that students will become too reliant on the device for information. But Ballinger said that won't happen. "It doesn't let students off the hook," she said. "You can't take it into an exam."

fensive and defensive purposes, respectively. It’s a lot like the combat in Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia 2008 reboot. It’s great when I was fighting only one robot. Unfortunately, the game likes to face you off against multiple enemies at once and the combat is too simplified to accommodate. Monkey’s abilities can be upgraded at any time which is a nice touch. The upgrades only add more health, shield or more damage to attacks. The combat is never really upgraded to handle multiple

enemies at once so be prepared to die a lot. It’s worth it though, I promise. The main bulk of the game though is the puzzle solving and platforming. It’s similar to Sony’s ICO in this respect as the player will have to maneuver Monkey around the environment while ordering Trip to perform a specific action to progress. It’s these moments that truly shine and really make the game worth playing. “Enslaved” does a lot of things right and does a few

things wrong. It nails the presentation, storytelling, platforming and puzzle solving to almost absolute perfection. It stumbles a bit with the limited combat capabilities and a few technical problems that are no doubt caused by the game’s use of the Unreal Engine. Beyond a few minor problems, “Enslaved” is a wonderful game that deserves a place on any gamer’s shelf. It’s this year’s sleeper hit and a new example to be used in the games as art argument.

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