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Surviving freshman year: A guide for incoming students Use your meal plan wisely

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Ah, freshman year. It’s an exciting time in every young adult’s life — a time of newly found freedom. With the independence that comes with living away from home for the first time and having less restrictive class schedules, it’s no wonder why many college grads say their freshman year was their favorite year. In all of this excitement, however, it’s easy to make mistakes your first year of college. Here are a few tips to make sure your time as a freshman is a success.

Get involved

Yes, it sounds cliché, but getting involved is extremely important in easing you into campus life. Whether you choose a club, sport or intramural team, joining some type of school organization is highly recommended. There are over 500 groups listed on OrgSync, including Greek, religious and cultural organizations. Every student is bound to find something to sparks their interest. Getting involved on campus can help a student make new friends in a school that may otherwise seem big and scary.

Flex points and meal swipes are a convenient way to buy food on campus. That’s why it’s important you don’t use them all before the semester is up. When you first come to campus, it can be easy to find yourself spending most of your meal plan because you have direct access to restaurants on campus at all times. However, you should try not to get carried away. Pace yourself and spread out your meal plan so when December comes around, you’re not begging your friends to buy you food.

Utilize your resources

There is a plethora of campus resources to help you become a successful student. Need help on an essay? Go to the library and get some assistance on research. Need to practice a speech? The Speaker’s Center in Strickler Hall is there to help. For just about every concern a student could have, there is sure to be a place on campus to go for assistance. Utilize free tutoring services, as well as your professors’ office hours. They are there to help make your transition to college easy and painless.

Attend class

This seems obvious, but go to class. If you get in the habit of skipping class, you’ll be unprepared for exams and other assignments. You might even miss attendance points, if your professor counts them. You come to college to receive an education, so don’t waste the opportunity by not attending class.

Go to the SRC

The Student Recreation Center is your friend when it comes to avoiding the dreaded freshman 15. This modern facility has all the workout equipment, cycling classes and racquetball courts needed to whip you into shape. Take advantage of having such a nice gym just steps from campus.

Don’t stress

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experience. If bathrooms are anything to go by, U of L really takes care of administrators.

Best place to sleep -- Ekstrom Honorable mention -- Music School, by the freight elevator Library, fourth floor chairs: There’s plenty of room to curl up in these secluded seats. The quiet atmosphere of the library makes for the perfect place to snooze between study sessions.

Honorable mention: Your car

Best place to meet dogs -- The Quad:

If you stand near the Cardinal logo on the ground near the Bingham Humanities Building, you’ll find furry companions walking past with relative frequency. I’ve even seen a pig on a leash out there.

Best place to chill outside -- Best place to chill inside -Schneider Hall Fountain: Ekstrom Library, basement: Best bathroom -- Grawemeyer Hall, ground floor:

There’s a little couch, a long, gilded mirror. It really feels like you should be wearing a suit when you use it. Students don’t have classes in Grawmeyer, so it’s sure to be a private

This place passes all benchmarks. It’s got the shade, the seating, the seclusion and the scenery. It’s a little out of the way from the main campus walkways, so it’s easy to find a place to sit most days.

Honorable mention -- The Red Barn, courtyard

If you can grab one of the few seats by the steps of the library basement, you’ll be in luck. If you’re studying or meeting with a group, you can assume you’ll have pretty much the whole area to yourself.

Honorable mention -- Honorable mention -- Business Benches outside of Bingham School booths Humanities Building

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The Cardinal readers pick the best spots on campus JOSEPH LYELL

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Best Coffee -- Starbucks: The

international chain narrowly beat local favorite Quills Coffee as the best brew. Located in the SAC, Starbucks’ convenient location for students on campus could have given it the edge.

Best place to eat in Cardtowne -- Mt. Fuji: The takeout specialists have

been a long-time favorite on the Cardinal Boulevard strip. They topped The Cardinal’s definitive list of Cardtowne restaurants, and it seems readers agree.

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Best place to spend meal points -- Chick-fil-A: If you’ve ever been to

the SAC right right after an afternoon block of classes gets out, you know how popular Chick-fil-A is. Panda Express and The Ville Grille received a decent share of votes, but Wendy’s fell behind.

Prettiest season at U of L -Spring: Maybe there was a little bias

in the responses because we’re just now getting over a drawn-out winter. Belknap’s blooming flowerbeds and greens sure look pretty in the spring, but let’s not discount the beauty of a snow-draped Grawemeyer Hall. We’ll have to check in again when the weather changes.


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Bro, do you even thrift: Looking good on a budget in Louisville ARRY SCHOFIELD

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We’ve all seen those pesky art students, showing off their vintage Levi’s and 80s windbreakers. They have the worst style, but somehow you can’t help but admire it. Fortunately, when it comes to imitating them, Louisville is here to help. “I love thrifting. You can get everything you need, and more importantly, find everything you didn’t need. It’s always fun to walk around and try on things that are out of your comfort zone,” student Becca Wells said. Goodwill is always a fan favorite for preloved clothing, but Louisville has some gems.

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bunnies? Or maybe a poster of Paula Abdul? When it comes to all of your army jacket, miscellaneous band tees and 80s pantsuits, Fat Rabbit will always be there for you. Have enough clothes already? No problem. Skip the racks and head straight to the back to find shelves of books, and an entire wall of cassette and VHS tapes. If music on cassette is a little too technologically advanced for your taste, Fat Rabbit offers a large selection of vinyl albums as well.

A giant fur coat is essential to any wardrobe, Macklemore proved that in 2013. Where Acorn finds their racks of fur coats is a mystery, but no one is complaining. Acorn has all of the clothing essentials. Hawaiian shirts? Of course. Ugly Christmas sweaters? The ugliest of the ugly are in stock. There’s even a shelf of cowboy boots for your inner Walmart yodeling kid. The best part? All of the tags are old playing cards. Collect all 52!

Vintage Banana

The shop is located down a weird alley, but don’t be sketched out. Let signs of bananas show you the way. This little shop is home of all the shirts you would ever need,

and organized by color for your convenience. Those distressed Levi’s from 1989 aren’t making enough of a statement? Vintage Banana understands. You can buy as many patches with other people’s names on them as your heart desires. Of course, they can be a little pricey at times, but if you don’t pay $25 for an old shirt with a stain on it, are you even a cool kid?

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Something I wish I’d known my freshman year TAYLOR WEBSTER, JOSEPH GARCIA & ARRY SCHOFIELD

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Taylor Webster

Freshman year is very stressful. The thing I wish I knew freshman year that I know now is that there is a Cardinal grocery store that you can buy groceries with using your Cardinal Card. It is located right next to the Ville Grille. Here, you can purchase milk, eggs, toilet paper, tooth paste and other essential groceries. This store is a walk-able distance from all freshman dorms. Buying groceries here is easy because you can use your cardinal card and you can walk. The closest Kroger to campus

is by the baseball stadium. To get here freshman year I would take the bus there and back. You can imagine how taxing this was- carrying groceries on a bus and waiting on the bus. #NeverAgain

Joe Garcia

Coming into Freshman year, I was extremely anxious about moving from a small town in Eastern Kentucky to Louisville, so I wish that I had known that it wasn’t going to be as scary. It’s definitely a change, but it isn’t one that I should have been so worried about. Some of my best experiences have been where I was able to get off campus and explore the city or even just simply meeting new people. I also wish I had known that although college is extremely stressful, it is manageable all you have

to do is find your rhythm and stick with it for the semester and everything works out.

Arry Schofield

Before I even started college, I bought a textbook for every class. I learned quickly though, that college students don’t actually use them. Wait for the class to start before you buy. Chances are, your professor won’t even mention a textbook. Seriously, you’ll save hundreds of dollars. If your professor is weird about buying a textbook, rent it. No one needs a brand new book, especially when you can rent one for as low as $20 a semester. Sometimes the person who had it before you will write the answers in the book, so you really can’t go wrong.

Fresh, healthy foods that won’t take your eyes off the road SAM CARBONNE

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As it turns out, cereal is not the best driving food. Accommodating a healthy diet with a chaotic schedule can be difficult. Whether you are a busy professional, an always-late-to-class student or a sleep deprived parent, it is important to find time to eat. The internet is full of recommendations on the easiest driver-friendly foods, but fails to suggest the healthy options. Experienced car-diners will clue you in. “In our backpack you will always find the following snacks: applesauce pouches, yogurt pouches, animal crackers, veggies straws and fruit snacks,” Hillary said. Hillary is a part-time nurse, a full-time wife, mother-of-twins and has another baby on the way. Between traveling to work, running home and child-related errands, she and her husband John spend a lot of time snacking in their cars. To be clear, a driver-friendly food must be easy to eat with one hand, is not smelly, does not require refrigeration and is not sticky, crumbly or generally messy. While any sane person would prefer a delicious, deep-fried, two-pound turkey leg, the following foods may be healthier and more practical:

Apples

Granola bars or protein bars

Baby carrots

Fruit snacks

Up the same alley as bananas, apples are also delicious with a different kind for everyone. The snack is healthy and leaves no pesky wrappers. When in need of something crunchy with the slightest hint of sweet, pack these bad boys. It meets the conditions, but then again, tasty is a subjective word.

Dried fruit, nuts and seeds

These are the easiest snacks to squirrel away. Plus, if they get stuck in the seat cushions they do not crumble. So really, they are just snacks for later.

When candy bars are no longer allowed in your diet, these suckers are clutch. Just beware. Some granola and protein bars are crumble-central. If you have kids, you already have these. Gummies are a great way to fuel up on fruit and trick yourself into thinking that you are having junk food. If you are constantly on the go, trying to stay true to your diet, and wanting to keep your car clean, these are taste-tested and approved snacks.

Jerky

Jerky is filling, chewy, salty and high in protein. This is an excellent staple to your apocalyptic emergency pack but be sure to tailor in the time it takes to chew this treat.

Bananas

This food comes in its own eco-friendly wrapper, so it practically throws itself away.

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Senior year takes the cake when students look back

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Whether you’re just finishing up your freshman year or you’re graduating, college is stressful for everyone. But which year seems more stressful? “I like senior year a lot better than freshman year because it’s a lot more relaxed now that you are almost done, and you can see how your hard work is paying off. I felt freshman year was a lot more stressful because you are in a new environment and so worried about doing well, but as a senior you stop really caring,” Matt Keeling, senior at Bellarmine University said. “They both had their positives and negatives, but I would say senior year. By that time I had a really solid

friend groups and we had a lot of fun together before we graduated. Looking back, I think you see college really was some of the best times of your life. I think I was starting to be aware of the fact this season of my life was about to be over and I should enjoy it while I can,”Ashley Foxworth, University of Georgia alumni said. “Senior year for sure, because I knew more people in my classes, knew the professors better. I was taking core classes that I chose specifically to get the information I wanted to help me in my career,”Aleeza Gardner, University of Louisville alumni said. “Freshman, because it’s a fresh and exciting start to a new part of life. And also senior year you’re just ready to be done,” Jonathan Crain, senior at Boyce College said.

These are just a couple of people who responded, but the majority stated their senior year was or is the best for them. Coming in as freshman is nerve-wracking for anyone and you’re scared you won’t make any friends. You’re also trying to find yourself and where you fit in which adds even more stress on top of the school work you’re already doing. “I would just say to get involved and talk to your professors,” Gardner said. This is great advice for any situation, whether you’re going into college or even getting a new job. Get to know the people around you and get involved in whatever ways that you can.


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Freshman tip: Academic advisers are your greatest ally PHILLIP LENTSCH

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When it comes to choosing the appropriate courses in college, incoming students often feel overwhelmed by the multitude of options available. More specifically, it can be difficult to sort through a plethora of classes and professors one should take as a freshman. According to many seniors and academic advisers at U of L, the key is to combine personal interests with courses that are both interesting and practical. “First and foremost, pick classes that get you excited. Only after that should you see what fits your requirements,” senior Keitan Stacks said. “Even if those classes can’t fit into your schedule this semester, you’ll at least have an idea about what topics interest you and what major you could eventually pick.” “Don’t be afraid to take classes you’ve

had little to no exposure to,” senior Anand Prabhu said. “You’d be surprised what subjects you’ll find interesting.” While advice from older students at U of L is always helpful, it’s crucial to also develop relationships with as many academic advisers as possible. Making lasting connections with U of L faculty and staff can help incoming freshmen find the right path when they have no idea what to do. “I would encourage all incoming students to form a connection with an academic adviser as early as possible,” honors adviser Kirsten Armstrong said. “U of L has a very strong network of professional academic advisers in every undergraduate program who have a wealth of knowledge and are hoping to get to know their students from the moment they set foot on campus.” Whether it’s through the College of Arts and Sciences, the Business School,

dentistry, pre-med, education and human development or any one of the individualized majors and departments offered at U of L, every student has the help available to them as long as they remain proactive. Most importantly, each school and department’s advising team will help students reach their long term goals of a degree and employment with the right amount of effort. “I think when you’re selecting a major, it’s important to consider the job options associated with that field,” senior Jake Fooks said. “You want to have a major you enjoy studying that also provides some professional satisfaction after graduation.” For some students, learning about what interests them is the primary focus; the rest will figure itself out when it comes to the job market. “As long as I’m reading about what I

love and channeling my interests and passions in the right direction, everything else will fall into place,” senior Meg Dierig said. “It’s obviously smart to be as practical as you can in college, but always make sure that your studies leave you fulfilled when you’re going to class.” Overall, incoming students at U of L have the tools for academic success at their disposal. With the right amount of guidance and trust in the classes one can take in an undergraduate career, any student can discover their passions even this early in their lives. “We are here to listen to you one-onone, help you discover your strengths and interests, and guide you through important decisions that you’ll make about your experiences both in and out of the classroom throughout your time at U of L,” Armstrong said.

U of L moves to dynamic ticket pricing

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The University of Louisville Athletic Association hope to see game attendance increase by changing the way tickets are priced. ULAA passed a proposal on tickets at the April 13 meeting. Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Spoelker recommended U of L adopt dynamic pricing to give more people an opportunity to attend a game. “After some internal discussion we decided to try some dynamic pricing,” he said. “We’re trying to boost attendance for games that are not as well attended.”

Spoelker said exhibition games and regular season games will be $49. Nonconference games will be $39, and three premium games will be $60. “Right now we have two exhibition games at $49 each, and 10 conference games at $49 each,” Spoelker said. He said the university will not hold the Minardi Classic this year. “As we’ve said Minardi Classic we’re not holding that anymore. Instead we’ll have a non-conference schedule with teams to be announced later at a later date,” he said. “Right now we have three games scheduled at the $39 price point.” Athletic Director Vince Tyra said stu-

dent ticket prices will remain flat. “One thing to note here is that student ticket prices will remain flat,” Tyra said. “$138 for a season ticket will stay the same.” Tyra said students will now be able to purchase basketball and football season tickets separately after meeting with

SGA about student concerns. “Students had a concern about having to buy their multi-pack student football and basketball tickets at the same time in the spring just from the financial side,” Tyra said. “We’ll start selling season ticket for football and basketball separately in the spring.”

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Louisville professor authors cross-discipline social media textbook BRIANA LINNEY

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U of L Associate Communication Professor Karen Freberg recently published her third textbook, ”Social Media for Strategic Communication: Creative Strategies and Research-Based Applications.” Her book, available August 2018, aims to bridge the art and science of social media and strategic communication. Freberg has worked at U of L for almost 10 years and teaches Introduction to Strategic Communication, Advanced Social Media Strategy and Social MediaMobile Technologies Strategic Communications. “This is the book I felt needed to be written not just for strategic communication classes, but it could be used across disciplines,” Freberg said. “Until I started

teaching social media and realized how there was not a book out there that really was the complete package. As each year went on, the more frustrated I got.” Freberg’s parents suggested she write her own textbook and in October 2016 she submitted her proposal to Sage Publications. The company accepted her proposal in the following December and gave her 12 months to complete it. “I had to write essentially a chapter a month,” Freberg said. “The time I found doing this was weekends, early morning before my half-marathon training and when I was on the go. I wrote on planes. I wrote in cars. I wrote all various locations around the world from the U.S., to overseas in France and England. Any chance I got, I spent time writing and working on my book.”

The introductory textbook comprises 13 chapters and additional resources. Each chapter begins with a story from a leading professional in the industry. “Professors and professionals want to have certain resources to make their lives easier teaching and working. If you do not invest in creating these resources for others, you are going to lose a ton of people and this is something they are desperately wanting,” Freberg said. Freberg said she’s received compliments about the accessibility of the text. A reviewer hailed it as “not textbook-ie,” and that it would be a book she and her students would keep. Along with authoring the book, Freberg created slides, test banks, exercises, resources and an instructor’s manual to go along with it.

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Editor’s note: Doing the thing that scares you might change your life SHELBY BROWN @BROSHEA91

It wasn’t my plan to get involved with journalism when I was accepted to U of L. I was thankful to be back in school at all. I graduated high school in 2009 and enrolled in community college (no shame). I was halfway through my Associate’s Degree when a car wreck derailed me. A CT Scan revealed a lesion in my brain and I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder. Needless to say, school went on the backburner. I didn’t have the car, or the money, to continue, so I dropped out. It was almost three years before I got accepted to U of L to pursue my bachelor’s. I was ready to punch the ticket, get my degree and get out. No frills needed. When I started at U of L, I was 24 and I still didn’t know what I wanted to do. I’d always loved to write, but it had always seemed like more of a hobby. When you tell someone you want to be a writer, they give you the same look as if you’d told them you want to be a movie star. They smile, but their eyes say “why would you intentionally try to be unemployable?” Despite seeking out as many creative writing courses as I could technically take as a communication major, I wound up in Professor Ralph Merkel’s class fall

2016. Campus Media sounded interesting and I needed another communication class. Professor Merkel passed out paperwork on the first day and informed us we were now contract writers for the Cardinal. What had I gotten myself into? I worked for the grade and worried endlessly about the next story I would write. I wound up covering Angela Davis’s lecture on campus and that’s the moment I pinpoint everything changing. I sat in my car afterwards, and it was probably near 10 p.m. My phone was almost dead from taking notes and audio and I had a long drive home, but I was so happy. I knew what I wanted to do with my life. When you have anxiety and depression, everyday is a battle. Even though I wanted to be a writer, negative self-talk persisted. Getting to be news editor on the Cardinal staff was wonderful. Being Assistant Editor was a trial-by-fire. Editor-in-Chief? I went in kicking and screaming. Professor Merkel battled with me and my self doubt on too many occasions to count. I felt capable. I could write that story. I could be a dogged reporter. I could handle being an editor. There were days that I hated work. I’ve cried in that basement office more times than I can count. The stress, the

panic, the setbacks are enough to make you want to walk out. But I promise, the good times, the great times, far outweigh the bad. The friends I made on the staff, the thrill of breaking a story and getting to work alongside some of the finest Louisville journalists made it more than worth it. So, from someone who was ready to high-tail it out of college before she barely started, I leave you with some parting advice. Slow down. You don’t have to doublemajor and have 20 minors to be successful. Your time at U of L will be over before you know it. While it’s important, of course, to get good grades, don’t work yourself to death. Explore what you love. On the topic of not working yourself to death, definitely don’t over-work yourself over PHOTO BY ARRY SCHOFIELD / THE something you don’t even like. Go off the LOUISVILLE CARDINAL beaten path. I promise you won’t get lost. Do what scares you. I know what might be surprised at how much they you’re thinking: does she want to be the can help you prepare for the world that’s pot or the kettle? It’s something I still waiting after you take your diploma. If you’re just starting your college have to remind myself of everyday. You career, no matter what age, I wish you can’t let anxiety run your life. Finally, use your resources. U of L is the best. If you’re graduating, I hope you packed with professors who want you to rock whatever you do. It’s been an honor to write for you. succeed. Tell them what you care about and what you’re passionate about. You


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Reduction In Force process concerns staff

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but it’s part of getting the budget in order. “Trust me, I don’t get any pleasure out of doing these,” Gardner said. “It’s the one part of my job I wish I could get rid of.” Elliot said the RIF process was the worst part of his job. “But honestly I don’t think RIFs will go away anytime soon. I think it’s just a part of our right sizing.” Chief Operating Officer Joseph Han also addressed the outsourcing of the mail and printing services to Canon. He said he met with the employees and the decision is hard for everyone involved. “Honestly several of (the employees) are very distraught,” he said. “Making sure they feel okay walking out. It may not be possible, but we’re going to do whatever we can. I’m not an emotional guy, but (meeting with them) I got a little choked up.” Mark Watkins, associate vice president for business services, said all RIF’d employees will be interviewed for jobs once Canon takes over, but there is no guarantee they will get them. “Canon didn’t guarantee that they would hire everyone, but they guaranteed that they would interview everyone,” Watkins said.

At an April 9 meeting, staff expressed concerns about the Reduction in Force (RIF) process. According to John Elliot, the interim associate vice president of human resources, 25 employees have been RIF’d since January. This does not include the 20 people RIF’d due to the outsourcing of mail and printing services to Canon. Staff members said some people are notified they have been RIF’d the day they are supposed to leave. Employment Manager Stacey Gardner and Elliot confirmed employees can be notified the day they are supposed to leave, but they encourage departments to inform employees earlier. Gardner said a department can decide the last day an employee physically reports to work. Elliot said he tells department managers and directors to try and give as much notice as possible. “We’re looking at under utilization, we’re looking at performance to see if there’s any grievances,” Gardner said. “We’re looking at disciplinary records as well as if there are several of the same positions. We’re looking at seniority.” Staff also expressed concern over some employees being escorted out when they receive the notice they have been RIF’d. “A 40-year employee, that had no history of emotional outbursts, who was RIF’d, was escorted out without the courtesy of being allowed to say (goodbye to) his co-workers,” Athletics Senator Rhonda Gilliland. “We want the process to be respectful. As respectful as we can possibly be. So, what we tell the department heads is that if there’s some reason that you feel you need to do that then you need to do what you need to do,” Elliot said. Elliot and Gardner said that they GRAPHIC BY MITCHELL HOWES/ wished they didn’t have to deal with RIFs, THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL

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Meet the 2017-18 staff of The Louisville Cardinal Major: Graphic Design with a minor in Communication

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Why should someone work for The Cardinal?

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What’s your favorite memory from working at The Cardinal?

One time I got asked: “Where do you get off?” and “Were you horrifically injured at a backyard barbecue?” after writing a piece on my favorite and least favorite foods.

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@bradmatt8 What’s your favorite memory from working at The Cardinal?

Covering women’s basketball’s defeat Notre Dame in January 2018. The atmosphere of the KFC Yum! Center that night was electrifying and unforgettable.

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One fun fact about myself is that I’m a book hoarder. I have an obscene amount of books in my bedroom, and I’m too emotionally attached to get rid of any of them.

The Cardinal is the best way to get started because it’s here on campus and is open for anyone to join.

A fun fact about myself is I had absolutely no idea who Bill Nye was until I was a junior in high school.

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I got to rest my camera on the stage that Ed Sheeran was singing on. I was closer to him than his security guards were, and my inner high school Sheeran fan came out.

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When the university hired its newest president, when Chuck Schumer & Mitch McConnell shared the stage at U of L and when they announced the NCAA would be taking down our banner.

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Find your “why” and let it push you through

DALTON RAY @DRAY5477

We roll through our daily routines often without thinking why we do so. It’s just another day and we’re constantly in the chase. But every so often, the question of “why?” creeps in. The three-letter word will send any soul down a rabbit hole that seems impossible to escape. The “grind” of life is such a wearing, endless task. We tell ourselves to just get to point X and everything will be all right -- yet that’s never the case. Point X is 15 steps ahead of an endless escalator. We all chase happiness. It’s the goal of life. Reaching that milestone is on everyone’s blueprint, but sometimes the pathway gets muddy. While happiness is the ultimate goal, the journey creates the reason for pushing on. The memories made and times shared are the gems collected en route. But when the path to happiness gets chaotic, the three-letter question comes into play more and more. Everyone’s “why?” is different. For me, like many, it’s my mom. It’s hard to put into words what she means to me, and on a daily basis she reminds me how blessed I am. I’ll never be able to repay a quarter of what she’s done or made possible for me. Peel back a layer and my second

“why?” is my family. Making my dad, aunts, uncles and cousins proud pushes me forward. My reasons for motivation are endless -- and yours should be too. Not every individual is luckily enough to have family to push them or be their motivation. If that’s the case, friends make the cut. The pride of seeing a true friend succeed is an indescribable feeling. Still, sometimes those two groups aren’t enough or there, but you should drive on. One never knows the impact they can have on a stranger’s life-- and that can happen now or later. As a sophomore, I was in the Gardner Hall bitching up a storm, frustrated after an advising appointment. Christy Noe, an academic counselor, took time, listened to me and became my adviser from that point forward. When I nearly dropped out my junior year, she was there. When I needed to talk through my next life steps, she was there. My senior year, I was thrown a curve ball that rocked the foundation on which my family and I stood. Stuck in a tight situation that threatened my graduation, I turned to communication adviser and professor Kandi Walker. She bent over backwards to make sure my situation was resolved. I am forever grateful for those two women because they helped me when I was at my weakest. I am about to be a college graduate, the highlight of my life,

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because of Noe and Walker. What if they quit along their way? Would I be where I am today? You never truly know the impact you can have on someone’s life. Former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan ‘till they get punched in the mouth.” During our pursuit of happiness, adversity comes along the way. Life wouldn’t be the same without it. How could one appreciate the view from the mountain top if they haven’t experience the true depth of the valley? When adversity strikes, how do you respond? How do you respond when you get the, “he’s gone” text? You race home and console your mom on the front steps. When you go inside your house, you’re faced with cops who won’t look you in the eyes, but say, “You can’t go past this point.” The thought that you’ve seen your brother for the final time start to set in. You can either bow down, or start making phone calls. But that’s only day

one. What about day 32? That’s when you turn to people like Noe or Walker. The pursuit of happiness isn’t easy and you truly never know what role you could end up in someone’s life. When the challenge becomes too strong, lean on the people around you. ESPN’s Stuart Scott battled cancer during the final years of his life. During his speech at the ESPYs, Scott awed the crowd with a masterful speech. “You beat cancer by how you live ... so live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight, lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you,” Scott said. Everyone has their own version of cancer in their lives. Some as serious, some less. You can’t get through any tough situation alone. When you think, “I can’t get through this” or “Is it worth it?” take a step back and look beyond yourself. Someone might not be able to fight for you, but allow them to be your motivation to push through.

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Meg Peavy’s hyperactive life continues to expand DALTON RAY @DRAY5477

There are names synonymous with U of L athletics because of their tenure with the department. Names such as Denny Crum, Rex Ecarma, Karen Ferguson-Dayes and Sandy Pearsall all come to mind when thinking of mainstays in the program. Meg Peavy might not be a recognizable name, but it should be. Peavy’s official title is the associate director of the BassRudd Tennis Center, but she wears multiple hats. Peavy first came to Louisville in 1980 to play tennis after a short junior college career at Central Florida. A phenomenal player, Peavy is all over the Louisville record book. She is first (60) and second (40) for most singles wins in a season, third with most career singles wins (100) and second with most career doubles wins (100). After her playing career ended, Peavy was approached to be the coach of the women’s tennis team. Her focus was on school so she was reluctant to take the position at first. “(Former athletic director Bud) Olsen said, ‘Just stay for a year and keep us on track.’ Somehow, 21 years went by,” Peavy said. The year was 1983 and Peavy went from your average, busy college student to a head coach of a Division I program.

Bass-Rudd Tennis Center Associate Director Meg Peavy.

“I went from playing with them to telling them what to do,” Peavy said. “It wasn’t easy, but it got better on the way.” Peavy is the program’s alltime winningest coach, but athletics aren’t all about performance. Peavy took pride in developing her student-athletes off the court. From working in soup kitchens to doing car washes and everything in between, Peavy’s players worked as hard outside of practice as they did in it. She wanted to make sure her players remembered “all of the goofy moments” that she put them through. From different fundraising events like serving at a wedding to stopping in a snake farm on a road trip, there was never a dull moment under Peavy. There have been plenty of prideful moments for Peavy

Peavy’s office door is covered with artwork she has received.

as a coach, but she said having nearly every one of her players graduate is among the top of her list. The relationships her players developed throughout the years sticks out to Peavy. “They’re so tight and such good friends. If anyone needs anything, they’re there for each other. Anytime anyone has a problem or needs help, everyone available will swarm to them,” Peavy said. The tennis teams didn’t always have the luxury of playing in the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center. Prior to its construction in 1994, the teams had to play at the courts on Third Street. “When we had the big schools, like Ohio State, come in, they would be like, ‘Are you serious? This is where we’re playing? No, really where are we playing?’ Sometimes they didn’t

come back, so we had to go to them,” Peavy said. She even recalls times of coming up to the old courts and having the nets slashed. With no other help in terms of a coaching staff, Peavy had to take action into her own hands “Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t have. So I would have zip-ties in my car or twine and I would have my players help me out,” Peavy said. From the days of playing on Third Street to playing in the award-winning Bass-Rudd Tennis Center, Peavy has been a part of the full transition of the tennis program. In addition, Peavy has witnessed the program grow from the Metro Conference to Conference USA followed by the Big East, American Athletic and finally, the ACC. Peavy’s vantage point is shared by few.

This sign is on the front gate as you walk into the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.

Being a teaching pro has always been a passion of Peavy’s. There’s less travel, no pressure of running a team, but still the ability to instruct tennis and watch people grow. These days, one can find Peavy somewhere at the BRTC either giving private lessons, in her office or even handling the day-to-day activities like getting the courts ready. Her daily schedule is rarely the same and often long, but Peavy said her allegiance to the university is strong because it gave her a chance at a degree. Peavy’s office is flooded with awards due to her wall-to-wall accomplishments during her lifetime. One of the awards she is most proud of is her USTA Wheelchair Tennis Award for her work with children in wheelchairs. Peavy makes sure she treats every kid who comes in for a lesson a the same and said it’s a special part of her life to see what these kids go through. When asked what she wanted to be pictured with, Peavy didn’t point to her countless awards, but the art she has received from kids she works with. A member of the Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame, Peavy will quietly continue her work in the community to make a difference. Always high-energy, always on the go, Peavy is a unique member of the U of L family.

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We’ve come to the end of the academic year and it’s time to recognize the best in Louisville athletics of the 2017-18 season. Here are the winners this season.

Student-athlete of the year -- Mallory Comerford, swimming

When looking for the best studentathlete on campus, it’s hard to pass up Football’s Lamar Jackson. on a national champion. For the second straight season, Comerford is the national champion in the 200-free. Her time of 1:39.80 to win the national title broke her own record.

Best male athlete -- Lamar Jackson, football

Jackson toyed with defenses for a second straight season this fall. He finished the season with 5,261 total yards and 45 total touchdowns. HM -- Tim Kubel, men’s soccer

Best female athlete -- Asia Durr, women’s basketball

Durr carried the Louisville offense, averaging 18.7 points per game. She won ACC Player of the Year and helped the Women’s basketball’s Asia Durr.

Cards reach the Final Four. HM -- Myisha Hines-Allen, women’s basketball

Best coach -- Jeff Walz, women’s basketball

Louisville recorded the most wins in school history this season with 36 as they reached their third Final Four under Walz. HM -- Arthur Albiero, swimming and diving

Best team -- Women’s basketball

The team started out 20-0 this season, the longest winning streak in program history. They won their first-ever regular season and postseason ACC titles before falling in the Final Four to Mississippi State. HM -- Men’s soccer

Best game -- Volleyball versus North Carolina

Volleyball closed out senior day with a thrilling 3-2 win over UNC to stay perfect at home in ACC play. Louisville won the first two sets and then had to close the match in the fifth set, winning 15-11. HM -- Men’s basketball versus Seton Hall FILE PHOTOS / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL


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Top newcomer -- Caroline Blalock, women’s lacrosse

the 1:40 barrier in the 200-free. HM -- Jackson versus North Carolina (537 total yards, six total touchdowns)

Blalock has 41 goals this season, leading the Cardinals. The freshman is top 10 in goals scored in the ACC. HM -- Dez Fitzpatrick, football

Biggest heartbreak -- Men’s basketball versus Virginia, 6766 loss

Best home atmosphere -- Women’s basketball versus Notre Dame (Jan. 11)

Up four points with 0.9 seconds left against No. 1 Virginia, a slew of mistakes down the stretch allowed UVA to bank in a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer. A win could have put the Cards in the NCAA tournament, instead U of L had to settle for the NIT. HM -- Women’s basketball versus Mississippi State, 73-63 loss

In a top-five match-up, U of L routed second-ranked Notre Dame 100-67. The KFC Yum! Center rocked from start to finished, giving the Cardinals an enormous edge. HM -- Men’s basketball versus Virginia

Best coach interviewee -- Rex Ecarma, men’s tennis

Women’s lacrosse’s Caroline Blalock.

Ecarma is a powerful and colorful speaker that can capture anyone’s attention. Win or lose, he is a ball of energy that can carry any conversation. HM -- Walz, women’s basketball

Best player interviewee -- Jaire Alexander, football

The most lively player to take the microphone, Alexander doesn’t hesitate to crack jokes or tell you exactly what’s on his mind. HM -- Anas Mahmoud, men’s basketball

Best individual performance -Mallory Comerford at NCAAs

Comerford’s time of 1:39.80 at NCAAs makes her one of two women to break Football’s Jaire Alexander.

Men’s tennis coach Rex Ecarma. PHOTOS BY DALTON RAY / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL


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The unsung heroes: University of Louisville pep band DALTON RAY @DRAY5477

The tune of college athletics is often taken for granted. The sound of the band is married with every touchdown, basket scored and big-time play. Yet people often don’t give the band much thought. Furthermore, many people don’t know the distinction between the marching band and pep band. While the differences don’t seem like much to the uneducated, the distinction is stern -- and the two groups will let you know. The pep band entertains fans at basketball games, softball The U of L pep band during the Women’s NCAA Tournament. games, swimming meets and Greener’s pride and passion level athletes and be their everywhere in between while for U of L is evident when he soundtrack.” marching band takes the spotspeaks on the school. His love Lessons are handed out left light at football games. Not all members are of and knowledge of the teams line and right while in pep band, but the pep band are a part of the up with the most die-hard of traveling is the one experience marching band and vice versa. fans. The emotion Greener pos- that can’t be replaced. The band Pep band members are a part sesses for the team is infectious will go to road games, men’s and of athletics and are considered and it bleeds over into pep band women’s basketball conference tournaments and NCAA tourstudent-athletes while march- members. The pep band has a swarm- nament games. ing band members come out of ing mentality when they need to Through Greener’s 30 years the school of music. of teaching, travel is the most Pep Band Director Al Green- cover an event. “I consider our band a fire de- important. The band experier said one thing comes to mind when he thinks of pep band: partment mentality. ‘We need X enced the true nature of travamount of people here, sign up eling in 2013 when both the Dedication. men’s and women’s basketball teams reached the national title game. “Kids get out of their comfort zone,” Greener said. “I think we had 31 nights in hotel rooms ... you can’t make memories like that outside of this.” For senior graphic design major Rachel Suding, the pep band has allowed her to travel and experience some of the school’s biggest moments in program history. “My first NCAA tournament trip was to Seattle in 2015 during my freshman year ... I got

to explore a beautiful city that I had always wanted to visit,” Suding said. “This year, I went to the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament and watched our team win it all from the front row of our section. I’ll never forget the feeling I had as the clock ticked down, the balloons dropped from the ceiling and confetti shot out of the cannon next to the band.” Suding is a four-year member and said pep band showed her how much work goes on behind the scenes of college athletics. Beyond the in-game experience, the pep band has opened doors for Suding. “I’ve gotten a lot of great opportunities and experiences here that I wouldn’t have at any other school I’d considered attending, including the job I have waiting for me after graduation,” Suding said. Suding also acknowledged Greener. “Al is a really great leader and part of what makes him so great is his passion and love for

U of L ... He really cares about his students and wants only the best for all of us,” Suding said. “There is no better person for the pep band director position than Al.” Graduate student Pauline Ottaviano is now in the master’s program in sports administration after receiving her bachelor’s degree in jazz. She credits the pep band for opening doors for her. “Pep band has honestly been the greatest thing that has happened to me at U of L,” Ottaviano said. “It has opened door for me I couldn’t have ever imagined and friendships I’m forever thankful for. Without pep band, I wouldn’t have settled into the SPAD graduate program which I love.” Ottaviano called Greener an “incredible mentor” that not only made her a better band member, but a better person. Former member Jared Anderson spent three years with the pep band. Now an alumnus of the university, Anderson still feels a connection with the band. Just the phrase, “University of Louisville pep band” strikes of the “best years” of Anderson’s life. “The first thing that comes to mind is the countless friendships I made and the memories I made with those friends. We spent so much time with each other it often felt like we were a family,” Anderson said. The experience of college athletics is often only thought to be shared between the coach and student-athletes, but it goes beyond that. Pep band members are some of the most dedicated involved with any program.

Pep Band Director Al Greener.

“In less than 11 years, we have played over 1,400 performances,” Greener said. “We have very dedicated kids and they do a great service for the university.” Greener has been at the university off and on for 30 years and took over as the pep band director in 2007. Since then, he has seen the growth of the athletic department and university as a whole.

... if you can do the job, fine. If you can’t we have plenty of people,’” Greener said. Beyond school pride, Greener sees the pep band as a learning experience. “Down the road ... there are going to be times you have to do something but you have to answer the bell,” Greener said. “(The pep band) also teaches people to be on time, teaches them to be accountable. Plus, they get to see first-hand high-

Pep band member and graduate student Pauline Ottaviano (left) throws up her L’s. PHOTOS BY KAREN NGUYEN / THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL


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Recapping Louisville’s 2017-18 year in athletics MATT BRADSHAW @BRADMATT8

It is time to recap Louisville’s athletic year as the spring semester draws to a close. Amidst controversies and heartbreaking postseason losses, studentathletes proved their mettle and provided Cardinal fans a 2017-18 year to remember.

Men’s swimming followed the wom- Hines-Allen. Women’s swimming and diven with a ninth-place showing at their Louisville’s NCAA Championship ing Women’s swimming capped off their season with an impressive showing at the NCAA Championships. The Cardinals

NCAA Championships March 21-24. Louisville tied their all-time best team finish with 156 points.

Women’s soccer (9-7-2)

Women’s soccer fell 2-1 at NC State in their regular season finale Oct. 26. The Wolfpack’s victory and the Cardinals’ five ACC losses spelled an end to postseason chances.

Field Hockey (14-8)

Following a 12-win regular season, field hockey won their first-ever ACC tournament title. They fell to Northwestern in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Cross country

Dorcas Wasike led the women’s team with a 29th place finish in the NCAA Championships Nov. 18. The sophomore became the first women’s All-American in Louisville cross country history with her time of 20:05.29 in the 6k.

Volleyball (24-7)

Volleyball won the final 11 games of their regular season to clinch a shared ACC title with Pittsburgh. Northern Iowa knocked Louisville out of the first round of the NCAA tournament Dec. 1.

Men’s soccer (13-2-5)

The 2017 season marked the second straight year men’s soccer reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship. The Cards suffered a 4-3 shootout loss to Akron Dec. 1, ending their postseason run.

Football (8-5)

Football finished their year of play Dec. 30 with a loss to Mississippi State in the Taxslayer Bowl. Despite defensive problems throughout the season, Louisville fans witnessed Lamar Jackson’s historic final stint at quarterback and a satisfying victory against Kentucky in Lexington.

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secured fifth overall in the finals with 232 points for the best finish in program history. After tying for gold at last year’s championships, junior Mallory Comerford led the Cardinals with an NCAA title in the 200 free. The Michigan native broke her own ACC record, U of L record and recorded the second-fastest time in history (1:39.80).

Men’s basketball (22-14)

Men’s basketball entered the 2017-18 season under extreme scrutiny. Louisville’s worst nightmare came to life when the NCAA ruled to take away their 2013 national title Feb. 20. Former interim head coach David Padgett led his team to a solid regular season, but were forced to settled in for the NIT and fell to Mississippi State in the quarterfinals.

Men’s swimming and diving

Women’s basketball (36-3)

Women’s basketball began their historic 2017-18 season with 20-straight wins. The team was carried by junior Asia Durr and the lone senior Myisha

hopes were dashed in the Final Four by Mississippi State. The Bulldogs defeated the Cardinals 73-63 in dramatic overtime fashion March 30. Ongoing sports Baseball (24-11) started out the 2018 season with 14 straight victories. Softball (27-14) has a little under a month to play with tough ACC opponents on the horizon. Men’s tennis (15-8) find themselves on the cusp of another NCAA tournament berth. Women’s tennis (13-8) tumbled through ACC play, but still remain on the verge of an NCAA tournament bid. Lacrosse (6-9) has yet to win an ACC game under new coach Scott Teeter. Men’s golf posted two first-place team finishes in the fall at the Louisville Cardinal and Warrior Princeville Makai Invitationals. Women’s golf recorded a first-place finish at the Cardinal Cup in the fall. In the spring, they won the Anuenue Spring Break Classic in Hawaii. Track and field swept the Louisville Invitational April 13 with two school records and two wins. The women finished ahead of Purdue with 160 points and the men finished ahead of Michigan State with 172 points.


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The Full-Time MBA that offers a competitive opportunity for a paid internship. Convenient evening classes are taught by world-class faculty with extensive professional experience. The powerful curriculum combines solid business principles, critical thinking skills, and global exposure in an international study trip. This quality MBA, ranked #37 in North America by the 2016 Eduniversal Best Masters, is your ticket to a better career. Learn more today!

April 17, 2018, Vol. 92, Issue No. 28  
April 17, 2018, Vol. 92, Issue No. 28  
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