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During the month of October, UK will see pink. The UK community is getting involved in a variety of ways to show support during National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is the second-largest type of cancer in the U.S. behind skin cancer, and it is the second-largest cancer killler after lung cancer. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Lexington branch of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will hold its 15th annual Race for the Cure. It will take place at CentrePointe in downtown Lexington. According to their website, the national branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation was founded in 1982 and has raised almost $2 billion to fight breast cancer. The event is the most recognized of the year for the foundation. However, the Komen Foundation has year-round opportunities for people to contribute to fundraising to find a cure for breast cancer. Proceeds made from race registration and other events will go toward, among other things, helping patients with treatments who can’t afford it, education for breast cancer and research. Kelsey Ryan, a marketing senior, will participate in this year’s Komen Race for the Cure. Ryan has been an active contributor in the fight against cancer for years. “In the past, I have always participated in the Race for the Cure with my family,” Ryan said. She decided to take on the personal responsibility of extending charity on her own this year. “I have heard more about breast cancer awareness this October and wanted to get involved again,” Ryan said. When Ryan was younger, her mother’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Kathy had been fighting it for as long as I can remember,” she said. “Even when her medicine quit working she never gave up and she even tried experimental treatments.” One characteristic Ryan remembers most about Kathy was her courageousness. “I knew that she was sick, but I never See CANCER on page 2

Tin Roof hosts ‘Real World’ auditions By Danielle Kaye news@kykernel.com

UK students will have the opportunity to audition for the longest-running reality TV show. Auditions for season 27 of MTV’s “Real World” are being held in Lexington on Oct.15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tin Roof. Those who are interested must be between the ages of 20 to 24, have a photo identification and a recent photo that the casting directors can keep. Michael Snow, a UK graduate, auditioned for the “Real World” in 2009. He auditioned because he “thought that it would be an enlightening experience.” After filling out an application, the formal casting process commences with individuals being placed into groups of 8 to 10 people . “We’d go in a circle and all answer a question about ourselves,” Snow said. Once the first round of interviews has taken place, the casting directors deliberate and choose unique individuals for second-round callbacks. The “Real World” is looking for those who are “charismatic, draw attention, are good story tellers and have an interesting story to tell,” said Damon Furberg, supervising casting director. “It’s a combination of presentation and content.” Furberg said the end of the casting See REAL WORLD on page 2

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UK volleyball, which had cracked the Top 25 rankings for the first time all season this week, beat No. 18 Tennessee in a five-set match Wednesday night at Memorial Coliseum.

Seizing control Volleyball grabs SEC East lead with 5-set victory By Paul Martin sports@kykernel.com

UK volleyball got a huge win at Memorial Coliseum on national television, beating No. 18 Tennessee 3-2 (26-24, 24-26, 25-20, 24-26, 15-13). UK improved its record to 17-3 (8-1). “Statistically, if you look at it before the match, you’re thinking this is going to be a great match, and it was,” said head coach Craig Skinner. “Sixty-five kills to 63 kills, 34 errors to 33 errors. But the defense is what made a big difference for us. Eight serving aces compared to zero, and nine more digs and five blocks. You’ve got to play good defense to win against good teams, which Tennessee is. I think that was the big difference in the end.” Tennessee’s Kelsey Robinson made the game difficult for UK defenders. “We knew we would not stop her, but if we could slow her down and hold her to a relatively low hitting percentage then it’s going to give us

a much better chance to win,” Skinner said. “She got a lot of kills, but it was important that we got her thinking. We got her to alter her shots a little bit. She is a great player and she still gets 19 kills and almost wins the match for them.” The back-and-forth display of talent went late into the evening. Tennessee did not want to leave town in defeat, but had no answer for junior Whitney Billings. “Whitney was very focused and competitive tonight,” Skinner said. “If she made an error, it was aggressive. She is awfully hard to defend and account for. She had six blocks and eight digs, and was in the right place at the right time. The fifth game I think she probably made four or five plays that gave us the momentum.” At stake was the SEC East lead, and the environment in the gym was a factor. “The atmosphere was amazing,” senior Becky Pavan said. “It’s been a long time since we have had such

an excitable crowd. They really participated and were pumping energy into the team. It really helped us keep our energy up and get the win.” Skinner also gave high marks to the scene during the game. “I got goose bumps when we were up 14-13 in the final set,” Skinner said. “The ‘Go Big Blue’ chants started, I mean that was pretty impressive when your crowd does that. It gives you confidence and momentum and makes a major difference.” The victory over the Lady Vols intensifies the battle for conference supremacy halfway through the season. “It’s really important; there are three teams that now have one loss in the conference,” Skinner said. “You just really have to take care of business. The most important thing for us now is getting focused on Mississippi State. It’s a long season. You have got to win the matches against big teams and take care of business at home.”

A UK professor is recieving national recognition. Nikky Finney, a professor in the English department, is a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. Five finalists were announced Wednesday. Her work, “Head Off & Split,” was released in February and is her fourth collection of poems. The inspiration for the book came from an experience she is familiar with. As a child, her mother would ask her to go to the local fish market in her hometown in South Carolina. The fishmonger would ask, “Head off and split?” As a child, these words were nothing short of standard procedure. When she heard these words as an adult, they developed a new meaning. “It made me think about the things that we cut away in life and dismiss,” she said. “What we don’t want to look at because they are too unpopular and tough to deal with.” Finney said her work was a result of “burning the midnight oil.” She said inspiration comes from “the solo work that a writer does, when you are at your desk and there is nobody there to help you.” The metaphor for the book surrounds a common theme in her writing. “I write about tough subjects, different times — things we wish we could push away,” Finney said. She said she feels honored to be recognized for her work. “I’m so proud that something I have worked so hard on has been pulled forward to another arena — somewhere I’ve never been before,” she said. Finney teaches creative writing at UK, and students seem to enjoy her classes, said Mark Kornbluh, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “I’m really excited to have her at UK and that students have the opportunity to have classes with a leading poet,” Kornbluh said. The winners will be announced Nov. 16 in New York. Winners receive $10,000. “The other four poets are stunning and treasured American poets,” she said. “I’m honored to be counted in this number.”

Groups fast, feast for Somalia By Alex Ruf

New off-campus housing planned By Cami Stump news@kykernel.com

UK students may have a new option for off-campus housing in the fall of 2013. Hallmark Campus Communities, based in Columbus, Ohio, is coming to Lexington to construct a new 832-bed complex. The former Tattersalls site will be part of the 10acre complex facing South Broadway. James H. Frazier III, a Lexington attorney representing Hallmark, said a principal

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partner in the project also worked on Newtown Crossing and other housing projects in Lexington. The complex, which Hallmark plans to begin construction in 2012, will consist of four four-story buildings and will boast more amenities than other complexes in Lexington to date, Frazier said. “The complex isn’t going to have normal amenities,” he said. “Everything will be more upscale than we’ve seen thus far.” The amenities will in-

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clude a pool, work-out facilities, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts, and a clubhouse. Jason Wulfeck, a marketing senior who lives at the Lex, said that the amenities are the best part about living at off-campus complexes. “It’s so nice to have the luxuries of home,” he said. “Having a pool and all the other facilities in the complex is so convenient.” Frazier said keeping up with the other complexes available to students is necesSee HOUSING on page 2

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Thousands of miles away from UK, in a refugee camp on the border of Kenya and Somalia, people are suffering through a great famine. There has been little to no rainfall for the entire year in Somalia. With this tragedy in mind, the Muslim Student Association held a fundraising dinner, with all proceeds going to Muslims Without Borders, a non-profit organization that focuses on relief work. The Feast for Somalia raised $2,400, which beat the original goal. It was considered a fast-a-thon, and patrons of the feast were asked to fast throughout the day. The money they would have spent on food was donated to Muslims Without Borders. Traditional Muslim dishes were served at the event, and at one point the See SOMALIA on page 6


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CANCER Continued from page 1 heard her complain about how terrible she must have felt,” said Ryan. She said she didn’t initially understand the severity of her loved one’s disease. “At the time, I didn't grasp how serious breast cancer was,” she said. “After all, she was young and looked healthy.” When Ryan was a freshman in high school, Kathy died after years of fighting breast cancer. “Even though she lost her battle, she was able to raise awareness and give other people struggling with the disease hope,” Ryan said. Kathy’s legacy lives on now through Ryan. She wants to contribute what she can to heighten awareness about the disease, she said. Ryan understands that “awareness and early detection can help save lives,” she said. “(It is) important for me to raise awareness about breast cancer, because so many people are touched by this disease—even

people in college.” On Wednesday, Oct. 12, UK sorority members, including Ryan, were given the opportunity to attend an educational discussion on campus, titled “Feel Your Boobies.” UK HealthCare Nurse Practitioner Joanne Brown led the campaign for the second year in a row. “Particularly, I hope young women will become familiar with their own bodies so they're able to notice changes,” she said. She stressed the importance of doing self-examinations. “It's better to know how to detect breast cancer earlier,” Brown said. “The most important thing is for them to know how it normally feels.” She noted that if women commit to a healthy lifestyle they can greatly reduce their chances of contracting breast cancer. “Being physically active, exercising 30 minutes daily, limiting alcohol, eating fruits and vegetables and not smoking will significantly lower their risks of getting the disease,” Brown said. Team registration for the Race for the Cure is closed, but individuals can still sign up. For more information, visit www.komenlexington.org

HOUSING Continued from page 1 sary to compete in the off-campus student housing market. A natural progression of improvements will be offered at the newest available housing complex in the area, Frazier said. “It’s going to have a ‘new toy’ aspect,” he said. ‘’But it will match up in price point with other complexes in the area.” Wulfeck agreed that the pricing of these units will be important. “Off-campus housing is expensive,” he said. “There’s no way col-

REAL WORLD Continued from page 1 process comes down to how people will fit together. “We want to make sure that people are different enough for conflict but have enough in com-

Watching ‘The Big Year’ was a yawn

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The stars intersect at random with almost no give-and-take among the three men. As they zigzag from Alaska to Louisiana to Colorado, we’re treated to pleasant Tourist Bureau panoramas (and a couple of rank-looking dumps) but scant entertainment. In a misguided attempt to create female interest in this story of men in the woods with binoculars, three romantic/domestic subplots have been bolted onto the superstructure. Wilson’s stay-at-home wife (Rosamund Pike) wants to conceive a baby, Martin's son and daughter-in-law deliver a grandchild, and Black pines for a fellow birder (elfin Rashida Jones). These mawkish run-free-or-settle-down dilemmas slow the film's negligible momentum to a crawl. If you carry any strong impression away from this unmemorable movie, it will be of Steve Martin's face, apparently paralyzed by a Botox overdose. I liked him better when he looked craggy and had movable eyebrows.

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mon to be friends,” he said. Traditionally, the cast has consisted of seven and occassionally eight members. These individuals hail from all different cities in the U.S. with various backgrounds. Jessica Usery, a junior at UK, plans to audition

Frazier said. “The ability for students to park at the complex and walk to campus with such convenience is a huge selling point for the location.” Tony Blanton, director of offcampus student services, said 22,000 students at UK currently live off campus. Blanton said it is imprtant for students to have several good housing options available to them, and it looks like Hallmark is trying to ensure that they do. “The market will determine whether new housing is needed in any particular area,” Blanton said in an email to the Kernel. “However, it is always good to see new, safe housing built near campus.”

for the upcoming season of the “Real World.” She said she wants to audition because she has always been a fan and enjoys the dynamic of the show. Just as the cast goes through a casting process, so does the location for the “Real World.” The possibilities for

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You wonder what ideas they rejected before green-lighting a movie about bird watching. Movies based on breakfast cereals? “Farmville 3D”? A history of dirigibles? Watching “The Big Year,” a slovenly mix of nature movie and buddy comedy, you doubt that even the people making it enjoyed it. A better title would be “The Big Yawn.” Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin are utterly uninvolving as competitive birders in a three-way duel to record the most species sightings in a year. Wilson plays the reigning champ, a strutting peacock dressed in neon hues, with an equally vivid ego. Black is a sweetly earnest office drone with a perfect pitch for bird calls and Martin is a CEO abandoning the rat race for the bird race. Since their competition is a yearlong ramble across the United States with no physical finish line, you can't tell who's winning until the end. The bustle to reach each rare bird’s habitat is literally all over the place.

lege students would be looking to pay even more even with more amenities, especially when options like Newtown, the Lex and 524 are still going to be available to them.” Frazier said that even with new and high quality amenities, Hallmark will have to keep housing costs comparable to other student options or they will price themselves out of the market. The Red Mile site will have an advantage in the area with easier access to campus, Frazier said. “One reason that Hallmark was selected for this project is because of the access they already had to the Newtown bridge from working on the Newtown Crossing complex,”

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the location are wide open, Furberg said. The whole casting process culminates right before Christmas, taking approximately three months to find the chemistry for the show. Applications for the Real World can also be found online at www.mtv.com.


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Nelson Fields, the costume designer for UK’s theatre department, has worked for about 60 productions at UK and enjoys working with students because it “keeps you younger.”

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Most people think a costume designer is someone who just designs costumes for a play and is finished. What most do not see are the hours of work and dedication it takes to bring the ideas in a script to the final wardrobe product seen on stage. Nelson Fields, the costume designer for UK’s theatre department, knows how to create and set up one of the most important parts of a production: the thespians’ attire.

Not only is he the costume designer, but he takes on many roles for the theatre department. He is a faculty member, teacher and adviser to his students. Besides costume design, Fields said his favorite part of his job is being able to work with the students because it “keeps you younger.” Lucy Hargett, a senior theatre major and a student of Fields said, “I learned more from him than I have any other professor in this department.” Fields admits to certain

disdains of being a faculty member, such as grading papers, but he loves his job. “I know some people who complain about how much they hate their work, but I love it,” Fields said. “I get to do what I want to do.” Fields attended UK in the 1970’s, and since then he has designed costumes for more than 250 productions, including about 60 UK productions. Once in a while, Fields likes to take positions outside of the school for multiple reasons. “It is getting harder and

harder to get design jobs these days,” Fields said. The most important reason to keep connections outside of UK is to help the students find jobs when they are needed, he said. “He is there for the students, always,” Hargett said. After finishing costumes for the fall production, “Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven,” Fields is on to his next venture: “Romeo and Juliet.” Each play requires a completely different approach, Fields said. For Romeo and Juliet, he has read the script

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Fleet Foxes’ “Mykonos” lights up the stage ALEXANDRIA SARDAM Kernel columnist

For those of you who read my article last week, those besides my mother and friends whom I relentlessly nag to read my column, you’re aware that I wrote about Fleet Foxes. And for those of you who don’t know me as well as they do, you should probably know this: It’s nearly impossible for me to express my feelings for music in the absurd 300word count column that I’m confined to write within. Hence the reason I decided to write a second article about that same band I saw last week. The Louisville Palace was the perfect venue to host Fleet Foxes because of its intimate feel. A backdrop of falling snow would occasionally change from song to song by form of geometric shapes that strikingly resembled the iTunes visualizer. The band humbly took the stage and filled the room with the tenderly approached

voice of Robin Pecknold. The rest of the band followed along instinctively, like they were woodland creatures venturing through their forest, making magical music with enchanting harmonies and dreamy mandolin riffs along the way. Highlighting the show was their song, “Mykonos.” The dim lights flickered a simple silhouette over them. The steady beat of “Mykonos” was easily carried by backup vocals. To an oblivious onlooker, it was just another song by just another band. To a fan, it was the perfect storm. The constant rhythm of “Mykonos” became stripped, leaving only voices and a rippled guitar to match. Nothing was overdone. And then as suddenly as the song descended into a peaceful calm, it ripened into this robustly colorful celebration of tambourines and drums. A red glow of the lights lit up Pecknold’s flannel and face. For the first time ever, it was clear what Fleet Foxes looked like, and beautifully clear what Fleet Foxes sounded like.

A trickle of events for the next week. 10.13.11 ■ Free Concert – come listen to Hip-Hop with local bands Devine Carama, Emmanuel Webb and J. Hatchett as part of the Sidewalk Series sponsored by UKSAB. 1 p.m. South Campus Courtyard, near S. Limestone. Free to listen. ■ The Addams Family Murder Mystery – Sutton’s. 7 p.m. ■ Have

some fun at the Keeneland race meet – races start at 1:15 p.m.

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you feel it? BIG BLUE MADNESS, Rupp Arena, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out.

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Horses exercise during the morning at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on 10/6/11. 1 p.m. Centrepoint. ■ UK Jazz Spectacular Singletary Center for the Arts. 3 p.m. Free to attend. ■ Women’s soccer vs. Georgia. UK Soccer Complex, 4 p.m. Free for students with valid I.D.

10.15.11 ■ Disney Mania – Come have a Disney movie marathon with UK SAB in William T. Young Auditorium. 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free to attend. Drinks and snacks provided.

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G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k – 8 a.m. to

10.17.11 ■ Get

your workout on with the UK Dodgeball team at Alumni Gym. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to play.

10.18.11 ■ UK Homecoming Kitty Karnival – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Courtyard. ■ Presidential Investiture – see President Capilouto officially installed as UK’s 12th president. 4 p.m. Singletary Center for the Arts. Free to attend.

10.19.11 ■ Last chance to see Louisville artist Letitia Quesenberry’s exhibit in the Rasdell Gallery. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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production of “Hello Dolly” ran. He created more than 500 costumes for the 80 actors, and worked with a wellknown jazz singer who played the main role. During two of the performances, the audience applauded his work. “It is not something that is normally seen,” Fields said. “When someone told me it was my costumes that were being applauded, I could not believe it.” “I am focusing on costume design because of his influence. He has given me a better understanding of the field.” said Hargett. He has been asked by Fields to be the assistant costume designer for the upcoming “Romeo and Juliet” play. “Nelson Fields has instilled in me a passion for costume design,” Hargett said.

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seven times over and had to “buy all of the latest fashion magazines” to see what is considered high-class fashion today. “I am constantly being challenged,” Fields said. “My job is to provide information for the audience about who these (characters) are.” Despite being challenged with every production, Fields seems to have a grasp on what he does. Fields has traveled to Las Vegas, Reno, Houston, New York and many other places to design for larger theatre companies. He has even designed pieces that are still being used in current productions . When asked what his favorite production is, Fields could not pick one, but mentioned musicals in general. In 1984, Fields was a costume designer for an outdoor theatre in Texas where the


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Local artists turn up the outdoor volume By Jennifer Abreu features@kykernel.com

Sidewalk Music Series is an outdoor concert series that the Student Activities Board created to give campus a happier, more upbeat atmosphere. Local hip-hop artists Devine Carama and Emanuel Webb are in charge of doing just that Thursday at noon outside of K-Lair. Sidewalk Series was an idea introduced by Seth Murphy, the director of concerts at SAB, and has been catching students’ attention as they walk to and from classes. Sidewalk Music Series started on Sept. 8 and has since been consistent in bringing local musicians to various locations around campus every Thursday. Having the concerts at different parts of campus is a way to reach out to a larger number of students. Both artists performing this Thursday are from Lexington, and each has their own unique way of expressing their talents though music. Devine Carama, a UK graduate who played minor league baseball for two years, said music has always been a part of his life, although he only started taking music seriously about five years ago. Carama is known for his original approach to hip-hop. He tries to be an

inspiration for people with his powerful, positive lyrics. Before turning music into a career, he said it was more like a hobby. “Performing at open mics on campus, freestyle battles in the park and at house parties, and participating in local talent shows,” Carama said. When asked his style of music, Carama simply said, “I am a hip-hop artist.” “My goal in music is to inspire other artists creatively and motivate my people spiritually and socially,” he said. “Most college students are enlightened and progressive so they generally

gravitate more to the socially conscious MC’s. I'm always delighted to rock out on any college campus — especially UK.” For Thursday’s performance, Carama said he will definitely be performing the song “Hang Onto the World.” Carama said he is very excited to perform outdoors and believes the Sidewalk Series is an excellent idea. “Performing outside is so dope. It feels so free, it makes me feel like my lyrics can be heard miles away,” Carama said. “I think the Sidewalk Series is huge. I think it not only pro-

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Devine Carama, a self-described “hip-hop artist,” will be playing his songs outside of K-Lair Grill.

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Calipari envisions UK as title contender By Aaron Smith asmith@kykernel.com

John Calipari couldn’t really help himself. Speaking at the Kentucky Tip-Off Luncheon in Louisville Wednesday, the UK head coach said that, while he typically doesn’t “make any promises” about his team, he does envision them being national title contenders. “My vision is, at the end of the year, we’ll be one of those teams up at bat slugging it for the whole thing,” Calipari said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s live stream of the event. “That’s where we’ll be. I’m convinced of that because the more I’m around these young (players), the more I’m convinced they really want this.” Winning a title isn’t the only place Calipari wants his team to succeed. He listed his goals of having the highest team grade-point average and highest APR in the country on the academic side, and winning a championship and having “six guys drafted” on the athletic side. “Why don’t we think like kings?” Calipari said.

motes indie and local music, which often speaks about the progressive things that college students can relate to, but it also provides a dose of free entertainment on campus and breaks up the monotony of their everyday lives.” Webb, also known in the music industry as “Thoroughbred Webb”, has beenrecording since he was a senior in high school. Webb attended KSU and became part of a trio called Kuntrynoiz. Kuntrynoiz evolved into a band, added instrumentals and now performs in various states, according to Webb.

Calipari labeled this motive “The Kentucky Effect.” He discussed this same concept multiple times last season, but it’s the official slogan for this season now, plastered on the team yearbook. “This is a players-first program,” Calipari said. “It is about those young people. I would be disappointed if we win a national title and no one’s drafted. I would be disappointed. This is about those young people. This is about helping them reach their dreams. This is about them dragging us to moments that last a lifetime. Not us dragging them.” The team Calipari has is, in his own words, “unconventional.” But he’s seen significant improvement from the veterans and enough from the freshmen to know how good they can be. He said he has “six, maybe seven starters,” and that former UK coach Joe B. Hall told him it was the “best collection of players you’ve had since you’ve been here.” Judging from Calipari’s own appraisal of his roster, he might agree. Calipari on Terrence Jones: “He’s finishing first in all the runs we do. … You

can see, the light went on. He’s chasing this. He wants to be special.” On Michael KiddGilchrist: “If you thought DeAndre played hard and slashed, wait until you see this man.” On Marquis Teague: “When I talk to him, he is so zeroed in on me. Whatever I say, he does. He wants to be coached.” On Kyle Wiltjer: “Kevin Durant came up to me and said, ‘That kid can play.’” Calipari said Big Blue Madness would instill a “sense of responsibility” in the players because they would see how much the fans care about them. In addition, having former UK players — including Nazr Mohammed and his Oklahoma City Thunder teammates — come back to campus showed why the program matters so much. It’s all part of “The Kentucky Effect.” And if it’s any indication, Calipari expects it all to circle around where it matters — on the court. “It not only affects the outcome,” Calipari said. “It affects how you perform and how you practice and how you prepare — which affects the outcome.”

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His style of music is a very distinct rap. “Whether it’s the beats or the lyrics, I always aim for a left-field approach,” Webb said. “There’s no bragging about drugs and guns in my music. Just everyday topics brought up in an unconventional way.” Webb was once told by WRFL’s DJ Cass he has a “southern, backpacker” rap style. “‘Alternative Hip-Hop’ is probably the easiest description of my music,” Webb said. Webb has five songs on deck for Thursday’s per-

formance. Three of them, “B-Boy at Heart,” “Just Breathe” and “Well Wishes” are solos, which Webb said he loves performing and are “crowd pleasers.” Webb said he has been saving two songs specifically to be unveiled at Sidewalk Series. “I'm confident that (students) can really get into the new songs as well,” he said. Webb performed at UK a few years ago during Open Mic night, and said the reception was good. “Hopefully, that same warm reception can return,” Webb said.


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True Life: I’m a UK marching band member on football game day ANNIE HUGHES Kernel columnist

Oh game day. How you excite the college masses. With your infinite opportunity for drunken shenanigans and excessive amateur football, you never cease to run out of relevance. And we all enjoy the atmosphere. The music pumping through the speakers, the video boards showing expertly cut videos set to pulse-pounding music and the look of eternal hope on the faces of fans. It all comes together to make something truly unique for the students. And that is why, in my first article about the oh-so wonderful activities of a UK student, I will write of the glorious and irreverent contributors of this atmosphere known as: the marching band. The marching band, albeit one in the SEC, is a rare beast often recognized only by its boisterous sound and that one obscure reference made in an American Pie movie. And yet it is made up of so much more. Around 200-plus students make up this organization, so it can be reasoned that it is more than just those big round things (power-phones) and those small wand things (piccolos). While a class, the band is an extracurricular organization that has existed at UK for some time and is an important part of what many students associate with the university. And on game day, the band becomes even more important in what the university presents. Being the committed reporter I am, I have decided to document what goes into being a band member on game day. It was hard and arduous,

but I prevailed. I’m just kidding, I’m in band, so it was relatively easy. Here we go: 7 a.m.: Zombie-like creatures stumble onto Shively field, grabbing doughnuts and juice like they just rolled out of the Mojave Desert. But despite the ungodly hour, there are still a few true fans that already have their paw prints painted on and lucky underwear/sunglasses/tube socks in place (I’m looking at you, Nancy Pickle). 7:30 a.m.: Practice begins with a few choice words about the opposing team (usually something that would make anyone from your mother to your fourth cousin blush) and then a run-through of the pregame and the current show. 9:30 a.m.: Sweating in uncomfortable places and feet tingling, band members separate the river of tailgaters like the second coming of Moses; and after politely declining the many offers of Natural Light and bean dip, the band carries instruments, uniforms, flags and bags over to BCTC where they set up a naval-like compound. 10 to 11:15ish a.m.: After a meal provided by Kappa Kappa Si and Tau Beta Sigma, miniature bands designated with their letter,“C,” “A,” “T” or “S,” travel around entertaining the important folk who want the feeling of a rap mogul, if only by having a miniature marching band (I’m looking at you, President Capioluto). Once everyone has joined back together in the BCTC auditorium, the sections write their prospective scores on the board (anywhere from “21-7” to “Dear god have mercy”) and, after belting out “My Old Kentucky Home,” head out to entertain the masses. 11:30 a.m.: The band gathers to march around the stadium and play for those who either are too drunk to make it into the stadium,

those who haven’t made it into the stadium yet or those who are too afraid to go in for fear of having to watch the game. On a personal note, I would just like to take a moment and thank those who do watch us during this time. You guys are what make it exciting. To the people who dart through the band and attempt to play their own game of Frogger with the Color Guard section, I encourage you to think twice about this in the future. I hear flags can be painful when applied at 20 mph to the shoulder. 11:45 a.m.: The band goes into the stadium for pregame. After two-hour practices, three days a week, this is really what makes marching band worth it. The feeling of high-kneeing it onto a field in front of tens of thousands of fans and playing/spinning is like no other. Especially when you see your face on the new gigantic screens — holy ego boost, Batman. As the game begins, the band never sits or relaxes. From kickoff to the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home,” the band is on their feet and playing the music that keeps people occupied when the playing on the field is bringing them to tears. So the next time you are in Commonwealth Stadium, it’s halftime and your stomach is demanding nachos, hang around and watch the marching band put on an awesome show. In no time, you’ll find yourself tapping your feet to the beat of “Party Rock Anthem” or clapping along with the songs of Styx. After all, with this season on track to be less than splendid, you have to find your entertainment somewhere. Annie Hughes is a political science senior. Email opinions@kykernel.com.

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UK scrimmaging to develop players By Ethan Levine elevine@kykernel.com

The UK football team will hold an intra-squad scrimmage Thursday as its last practice before the team breaks for the remainder of its bye week. UK head coach Joker Phillips said the scrimmage is a chance for his coaching staff to see what some of the younger players can do as they evaluate talent for the second half of the season. “We’ve got to develop some of these young kids also while getting this football team better,” Phillips said. “(The scrimmage) is a chance for us... we had two really good days of practice and tomorrow is a day we got to try to develop some of the young kids and get them up to speed.” Some positions Phillips will be keeping an eye on during the scrimmage: Running back: With freshman Josh Clemons out for the rest of the year with a torn meniscus and opening day starter sophomore tailback Raymond Sanders easing his way back into the lineup, Phillips, along with running backs coach Steve Pardue and running game coordinator Mike Summers, will be keeping a close eye

on this position group. Junior tailback CoShik Williams has received the most reps of any UK back outside of Clemons and Sanders, and will likely get another chance to prove himself Thursday. When asked if Thursday would be an audition for the playing time vacated by the injured Clemons, Williams seemed more focused on playing better football than with his playing time. “Right now, every day at practice is an audition for the spot,” Williams said. “The scrimmage is a day for an audition, but every day at practice, that's an audition for us.” Phillips also mentioned redshirt freshman tailback Brandon Gainer as a back he will have his eye on throughout the scrimmage. Wide receiver: The wide receiver position has been the most inconsistent position on the Cats’ depth chart in 2011, with dropped passes and a lack of aggression competing for balls over defenders causing fans to clamor for a change. Phillips has tried to incorporate more of freshman Demarco Robinson into the offense, and with the passing game in dire straights, he could be a focal point on offense in the team’s scrimmage. He also mentioned that while senior Gene McCaskill

PHOTO BY BRANDON GOODWIN | STAFF

UK running back Raymond Sanders is back at the top of the depth chart.

continues to recover from back and knee problems, sophomore Brian Adams, who doubles as the baseball team's starting center fielder, would also get more reps. Both Robinson and Adams have a wealth of athleticism, and if they impress Thursday, could earn more playing time at wide receiver in the second half of the year. Kick/punt returner: With the losses of Randall Cobb and Derrick Locke from a year ago, the Cats were left with an empty cupboard at both return positions. So far in 2011, Sanders, Robinson, Winston Guy, Mychal Bailey and Randall Burden each have had at least one kickoff or punt return in a game, but

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SOMALIA Continued from page 1 festivities stopped for a time of prayer. MSA President Ratul Ahmed invited the nonMuslims to observe. Along with the money being raised from the fast-athon, Muslim Without Borders also held a CANpaign. The campus dorms were asked to donate as many nonperishable goods as possible. The CANpaign was a nationwide effort to benefit the people of Somalia. The money raised will be

used by Muslims Without Borders in the Dadaab Refugee Camp located on the border of Kenya and Somalia. The MSA try to have at least one fast-a-thon a year. This was the first year the cause was for Somalia. “Because of such little talk about this crisis across campus, it was a perfect cause for us to support,” Ahmed said. Four times the population of UK is starving in Somalia alone, due to this draught, Ahmed said. He was the first of many speakers throughout the night. The speeches revolved around Muslims Without

Borders and the concept of fasting. The original keynote speaker, Shafi Khan, director of Muslims Without Borders, was unable to attend because of a car accident. At press time, the details of the accident were unknown. The MSA asked Chester Grundy, the director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, to fill in. “I’m glad I can embrace the idea of learning something more about something I didn’t know about.” said Michael Williams, an accounting junior.

with zero return touchdowns on the year and a struggling offense, Phillips and special teams coordinator Greg Nord hope a change in the return game could lead to more points and better field position for the offense. Phillips said freshman defensive back Daylen Hall returned kicks in Wednesday’s

practice and would have a chance to return more kicks in Thursday’s scrimmage. He also said Robinson would get more chances to return kicks leading up to UK's next game in two weeks. Following the bye, the Cats will begin the back half of their schedule, beginning with their homecoming game on Oct. 22 against Jacksonville State and finishing with five straight SEC opponents. Phillips says his team has learned from its mistakes in the first six games (of which UK lost the last four) and will now move onto its “second season” down the stretch. “You have to reference things that happened in the first half (of the season), but we’re definitely treating it like it’s a second season,” Phillips said. “(We’re) trying to put that first part of the season behind us. It's a halfway point, we still got a lot of ball to play.”

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