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CAMPUS CRIME REPORTS Crime Issue Edition
This year’s biggest crimes HSC ARMED ROBBERIES JULY Michael Lewis was arrested in July and charged with four armed robberies near the Health Sciences Campus, criminal mischief and possesion of a handgun by a felon. The last attempted robbery ended in a shootout, and both individuals were treated for non-life threatening injuries. In reponse to the string of crimes within two weeks, ULPD increased security throughout the Health Sciences Campus. STUDENT ABDUCTED AND STABBED SEPTEMBER 2 Near the Family Scholar House on Lee St., a female student was approached and asked for change by an uknown man. When she refused, the man took her by knifepoint to a wooded area near Sixth and Shipp Ave. The student was then stabbed and the assailant fled west on Hill St. The suspect could not be identified. The student was treated for non-life threatening injuries at University Hospital.
ROBBERY NEAR VILLE GRILLE SEPTEMBER 6 Just before midnight on September 5, near the Ville Grille, a male student was the victim of a strong armed robbery. According to a Rave alert, the University Police reported that “the suspects pushed a student to the ground, took his wallet and phone, then fled south through Community Park. No weapon was involved.” STUDENT ASSAULTED NEAR CAMPUS SEPTEMBER 17 While walking home from class, a student was assaulted near the corner of Fifth and Lee St. and transported to Sts. Mary and Elizabeth hospital. The assault occured after the student encountered a group of young males. According to the safety bulletin, one suspect, a 13-year old, was arrested by LMPD in connection with the incident. Students were reminded in the safety bulletin to stay in groups and be wary of suspicious activity.
In accordance with the Clery Act, the department of public safety publishes all crime reports online at Louisville.edu/police/crimelog.
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CAMPUS CRIME MAP A guide to where crimes were committed on campus from Jan. 2014 to the present. The bigger the circle, the higher the number of crimes.
Reference: The large circle over Louisville Hall represents 44 accidents
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What to know about date rape drugs
Five students sent to hospital amidst rumors of drugged drinks SIMON ISHAM, JACOB ABRAHAMSON, OLIVIA KRAUTH, RAQUEL WOLTER & DAVID CECIL EDITOR@LOUISVILLECARDINAL.COM
Emergency Medical Services rushed five students to area hospitals last weekend, Sept. 19 - 21, after campus parties. EMS told police at least one student had been drugged while attending a fraternity party. On Sun. Sept. 21, a woman from Unitas Tower was taken to the hospital after attending a fraternity party, according to police reports. The student told police that prior to becoming ill early Sunday morning, she had been approached at the fraternity party by a white male with long, brown or blond hair, who was wearing a blue striped shirt. According to police reports, he had shown interest in her, which she rejected multiple times. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave the Dean of Students Michael Mardis permission to release the information that she had been ill with a virus and had a panic attack, causing the illness. ‘The toxicology reports stated that there were no drugs found in my system, and I was released,” continued the student’s statement. Police reports say she had not been drinking alcohol that night. Major David James of ULPD said that the date rape drug of choice in Louisville is GHB. GHB is detectable in a blood or urine test, which are separate from a normal toxicology test and have to be ordered specifically. Early Sat. Sept. 20, three women and one man from Kurz Hall were taken to Norton and University Hospital’s ERs.
Three were listed as intoxicated on police reports, and one woman was found unconscious in her room on her side, vomiting and unable to answer the door. It is believed that these four cases are related to each other. The alleged grugging victim was the designated driver for at least one of the four students sent to the hospital. ULPD Assistant Chief of Police Kenny Brown said that no arrests have been made in connection to the five incidents. He also said no assaults have been reported in connection. “It is a little unusual, as far as what we have seen and what the Dean of Students has seen, in that nature and that many runs would be a little more than normal for sure,” said Brown on the high number of incidents. “Normal would probably be nothing.” Brown said that ULPD has turned the investigation over to the Dean of Students office. “The dean’s office is going to look at it administratively, if there was anything done out of the ordinary, and certainly if any of the students would want to pursue something, they could certainly do that. I think we could run (an investigation) jointly, but right now we do not really have a crime. We have some people who may have gotten -- may have overindulged,” Brown said. “If we get a situation where we think there is a Greek organization, or any University organization that is violating university policies, or jeopardizing the well-being of our students, we follow up with those organizations and try to gather more information,” said Mardis after being asked how allegations against Greek organizations are handled. Mardis added that his office also meets with chapter leadership and advisers.
GHB and Ketamine the most used date rape drug in Louisville. It is clear, odorless, and often placed in a squirt bottle. It makes you feel like you have had 15-20 beers. GHB is different from Rohypnol. “It can happen to anybody at any time, and people should understand that.” -Major David James
NEWS | 5 Are sexual assaults going unreported at U of L? SEPT. 30, 2014 LOUISVILLECARDINAL.COM
Three weeks ago, U of L announced increased security after a crime wave on and around campus. Multiple robberies and a non-fatal stabbing were reported, but sexual crimes were not. According to ULPD crime reports, no sexual crimes have been reported on campus since November 2013, making 2014 the first year since 2010 to have zero reported sexual crimes on campus. “This has been a very good start to school without a report of sexual assault,” said U of L Assistant Chief of Police Kenny Brown. “That does not mean there has not been any, it just means we have not had any reported, but that is still good.” Since 2007, the earliest year available for ULPD’s online crime reports, 18 sexual crimes have been reported to ULPD. Compared to other schools, U of L’s figures are low. “The Washington Post” published federal crime data from universities in the U.S., showing sexual crime reports from 2010 to 2012. Rutgers University led the list with 84 crimes from 2010 to 2012. U of L had five. Sally Evans, interim director of PEACC, thinks she may know why the number is so low: people are not reporting them. “We have sexual assaults, unfortunately, in 2014,” said Evans. “I do not know if that means when the individual chose to report it to university police, because people do not often want to do that.” Through her work with PEACC, an office that works to end and prevent personal violence, Evans often works with victims of sexual crimes. She said few victims want to report
the incident. “People almost always know who this is,” said Evans. “If it were someone that jumped out at them and hurt them and they did not know them, people almost always call the police and they get someone involved right away. “When they know them, there are just so many other factors involved. Maybe this is someone that is in a peer group that they want to keep an alliance with, they do not want to alienate that organization or that group.” Evans believes a similar mindset also is the reason that out of the five closed reports since 2007, all victims declined prosecution. “Believe it or not, one of the top things I hear is, ‘I do not want to get them in trouble, I just want them to admit that what they did was wrong,’” said Evans. “Very frequently, someone in this position would like to see remorse. I think, for a lot of people, it is just very helpful to have that person admit wrong-doing. That goes a long way towards healing and some reconciliation.” “That is strictly a victim’s choice,” said Brown about deciding to prosecute. “Sometimes they just do not feel like they want to go forward. Sometimes it takes them a while to make up their mind.” U of L’s sexual misconduct policy outlines the process taken by victims during university investigations. For students, there are two options for reporting a sexual crime: administrative or criminal. “They may choose not to go criminal, but they may choose to go administrative if they know who the person is,” said Brown. “If that is the case, especially if it is another student, the dean of students can move
in and do what they need to do based on policies of the university. If they come to us, and wish to prosecute, that is when we would get involved.” “It is the person’s choice to move forward, unless, if it was an extreme situation, that we have reason to think this person is a continued danger, they may have to move forward with repercussions, even if the victim is not fully on board,” said Evans. “At times, the responsibilities of the university could outweigh the individual’s preferences.” Evans thinks the stigmatization of police may also play a role in decreasing the number of reports. “We have a wonderful university police department here, we truly do,” said Evans. “But no matter how good they are, some people still have some resistance to those who are institutionalized. They just come with some other associations sometimes, and students are hesitant to be like, ‘I want to call my local campus police.’” ULPD reports only show crimes that were reported on campus or in affiliated housing, which can decrease the number of reports that come through them instead of LMPD. “A lot of times, we may have a student come forward where the sexual assault happened off campus but may come and report to us,” said Brown. “At that time, we would give that information back to LMPD, make sure
the victim is taken care of, make sure any evidence is protected and work that case or give that case to LMPD if it falls in their jurisdiction and then their sexual assault unit would take over. And that has happened quite a lot.” PEACC’s work on campus may also help decrease the number of possible reports. “The university pushes education quite heavily in speaking to various students, trying to alert people on how to protect themselves, what to do trying to educate people on ‘no means no,’ and I think the university does do a good job of that,” said Brown. “I think that does help in the overall picture.”
“We have sexual assaults, unfortunately, in 2014.” - Sally Evans, interim director of PEACC Evans teaches students about the GreenDot program, which focuses on the bystander’s power to prevent sexual assault. “People are complacent in these things. They know about them most of the time,” said Evans. “We see these things but we do not always know how to respond. “I think that is a pretty hopeful note to end on. We do not just wait till something happens here, we prevent it.”
Food theft not a problem at U of L, says Sodexo ADELINE WILSON
have staff out during the busiest times in the lines to direct traffic.” Sharon Willock works the register at the Quick Sodexo employees say that food theft is rare on Zone mart on the first floor of the SAC. Last year campus. she stopped a female student attempting to steal “If you were to steal, you would be seen,” said food in her backpack. Since there is only one enCharlie Clabaugh, marketing and sustainability cotrance and exit in the mart, Willock had no probordinator for U of L dining by Sodexo. lem catching the student. Clabaugh could not provide any records to indi“Most of the time we can see everybody enter in cate that theft was an issue on campus. and out,” said Willock. “We do things to deter it, of course. We make In dining locations like the Ville Grill, employsure that our products are within eyesight. We ees say that food theft is rare. They do not consider
removing small food items from the Ville Grill to be theft. “The kids are allowed to take out an ice cream cone, and the kids are allowed to take up to two fruits,” said Lorraine Brown, who works the register at the Vile Grille. Clabaugh spoke with the department of business affairs to find out why food theft is not a problem at U of L. She attributes it to the meal plan program. “Because all students already have a meal plan, the need to steal food is not prevalent,” said Brown.
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ULPD explains police escorts JACOB ABRAHAMSON
From dusk to dawn, the University of Louisville Police Department offers U of L students a police escort service. This service allows students who feel unsafe walking to and from campus to be taken to their destination by a ULPD officer. “You just call 852-6211 and then the dispatcher will dispatch an escort driver to come pick you up and take you there,” said Major David James, commander of operations at ULPD. “I think last year we did something like 7,000 escorts.” According to James, two escort vehicles with security officers are posted on Belknap campus, and separate escorts are available on the HSC campus. The police escorts have a fourblock boundary around campus. James said that off-campus affiliate properties are a popular place for police escorts. James says that it is difficult to determine an average response time for the service. “It is basically driven by demand. So, if we have a lot of people on a
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particular night wanting to get escorts then it is not going to be as quick as you want it to be,” he said. “Sometimes it could be 20 minutes or 25 minutes before the car actually comes. If it is a real light night for escorts, it could be three minutes.” James said that he hopes the new north end campus shuttle, which runs around the affiliate properties at night, will lighten the demand for the police escort services. “That should help take a little bit of the load off of the escort service.” However, James said that ridership on the new shuttle is currently very low, at only 50 students a day, due to a lack of awareness. In addition, James mentioned that the demand varies from season to season. “It is always heavier in the wintertime and inclement weather,” he said. “Escorts during the summertime are very minimal.” James cautioned students to remember that police escorts are not meant to be free rides around campus. “If it is someplace close, the officer could just walk with you. It is an escort not a ride, you should always understand that.”
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Bonnafon struggles, scrambles, wins in first career start SAM DRAUT
In his first career start, Reggie Bonnafon made mistakes common for a freshman quarterback, but he walked away from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday with a 20-10 victory over Wake Forest. Bonnafon completed 16-32 passes for 206 yards and directed a Cardinal offense that accumulated 421 yards of total offense but had a few errors along the way. “It wasn’t as pretty as I thought it would be, but we still got the win, so that’s all that matters,” Bonnafon said. “There are some things we need to do different and some things to clean up; we will be fine.” The Trinity High School product lost two fumbles, once in the end zone, allowing Wake Forest to score its only touchdown of the day. A poor handoff exchange with running back Dominique Brown caused another fumble. “I thought Reggie showed a lot of poise and competitive spirit. He certainly had his share of mistakes out
Bonnafon completed 16 of 32 passes for 206 yards. He rushed for 71 yards on the ground and picked up a crucial first down in the fourth quarter on a 16-yard scramble. PHOTO BY RACHEL ESSA / CARDINAL
“He is calm. He is easy to communicate with. I liked the way he handled himself on the sideline and out on the field.” -Bobby Petrino
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there,” Petrino said. “To play well at quarterback, we need all 10 other guys to do their job really well, and we’re not there yet.” “I’m big on going back on the film and looking to see what I did wrong so for the next game I can do it right,” Bonnafon said. Bonnafon was sacked four times, but he gained 71 yards on the ground, including a clutch third and 13 conversion in the fourth quarter. “It was a speed option play, they were substituting their dime package,” Petrino said. “We made the call from the sideline to run the speed option. “We have been working on it, and Reggie is good at it, and he really showed his competitiveness to get that first down.” Bonnafon finished the game leading four Cardinal scoring drives going for two touchdowns and two field goals. Beyond football, Bonnafon’s first career start coincided with his return to the field after losing his father. On Sept. 15, Wallace Bonnafon died at the age of 51 from a heart attack. After the loss of his father,
Reggie did not practice or travel with the team for last Saturday’s game against Florida International University. “I can’t even put it into words. With everything that has happened the past two weeks, you know it’s a blessing to be able to get this opportunity along with a win and to know my dad was looking down on me,” Bonnafon said. “It feels really good.” Bonnafon said he thought about different things his father would tell him before the game, but he focused in on football once the competition began. “Football is kind of my safe haven, so once I got out there, it was all football,” Bonnafon said. With starting quarterback Will Gardner’s health status still uncertain, Bonnafon will continue to develop in the Cardinal offense. “He is calm. He is easy to communicate with,” Petrino said. “I liked the way he handled himself on the sideline and out on the field.” Whether he will be starting or returning to a rotational role, Bonnafon will play a part in Petrino’s offensive scheme as the year goes on.
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MAKING A SPLASH
Louisville row team paddles into national prominence
At the University of Louisville, athletic success has become the norm. The Cardinal athletic program has cultivated itself into what may be considered the best in the nation. The rowing team has been quietly building a program that will add to Louisville’s reputation. In his first year as the rowing coach, Derek Copeland finished second in the Big East Conference. The following year, the Cards won the American Athletic Conference and finished 17th in the NCAA Championship, both firsts in the programs history. Now, in his third year and third conference, Copeland hopes that his team can continue to build on this success and help turn the ACC into a major player in the sport. “I think the ACC with some of the realignment has been structured to go from a decent rowing conference to one of the power conferences,” Copeland said of the addition of Syracuse, Notre Dame and Louisville. “We wanted to come in and hit the ground running to contribute to that because being one of the key conferences in your sport is a pretty good accomplishment. Right now, it’s kind of owned by the Pac-12, the Ivy League and the Big 10. “We didn’t want to come in and feel like we had to prove ourselves as the little brother,” Copeland added. “We wanted to come in and show that we had our own mojo. That was a big motivation last year to get some traction. I think the ACC now will move into one of the top five conferences in the nation for rowing. And probably have five top-20 teams pretty quickly.” This fall, Copeland has changed his
strategy of training, with the goal be- of a cluster. So you don’t really know ing to be in better shape for the Spring where you’re training is at,” Copeland season. This year, the Cards have spent remarked. more time inside the G. Garvin Brown “I don’t think the rowing machines III Rowing Center as opposed to out- ever really hurt the rowing on the waside on the water. In their first scrim- ter. Rowing on the water certainly remage at Indiana University, Copeland quires a certain amount of skill , technicould already see the results of the cal skill, so the more you can do it the training. better, but you will lose out on some of “We were faster than I thought we’d the fitness. It’s a little bit of a trade off.” be,” Copeland said. The sport of rowing is unique in that The reason for the change, in addi- the team is actually made of two differtion to providing better individual fit- ent teams: a varsity squad and a novness training, was ice squad made “We didn’t want to up of walk-ons to prepare the team for a Spring come in and feel like who may never season that may have competed find them unable we had to prove our- in rowing beto get on the wa- selves as little brother. fore. This model ter because of the allows teams We wanted to come to find talented weather. “I use the row- in and show that we rowers who may ing machine even never have otherwhen it’s beauti- have our own mojo. ” wise competed. ful out because “It’s a strange -Head Coach in the spring, it’s sport because Derek Copeland not going to be their first year beautiful out,” they’re really Copeland said of the focus on indoor only competing against people in their training. own class,” Copeland said of the novice “We have quite a challenging set of team. circumstances with our river, you want “So when we start racing in March, to get out on the water in February and they’ll be racing against other people on, but at the drop of a hat, you won’t just like them from other universities. be able to for a few days. So we have to It allows them to have a year to figure be very flexible.” it out because it takes about a year to In the training season, individual get competent enough to train effecworkouts help the athletes improve on tively. But unlike a sport like swimtheir own basis, where as a team sport ming or golf, you can kind of just jump like rowing can hinder an individual’s in and learn rowing in a matter of a few ability to improve. months. It’s a strange situation, but ev“When you’re on the water, in a ery team does it. We’ll have about 50 boat, there’s all those variables like the or 60 girls try out, and I think this year wind and the current and the other we kept about 30 of them, and then, of people in the boat, it can be a little more those, usually four to ten will make it to
varsity at the end of the year.” Getting a chance to start out on a level playing field allows for the girls on the novice squad to step into their own roles. It is the girls that step up the most and push themselves that stand out to coaches. “A lot of the leadership in the novice group will actually come from members of the novice group. Those are the women that we’ll look for to be on the varsity team the next year,” Copeland said. Like the other sports at Louisville, the rowing team has been given top quality facilities in the G. Garvin Brown III Rowing Center. The two-story, $2.5 million facility that opened in 2011 is still among the top in the country and, according to Copeland, plays a huge role in the success of the current team. “For recruiting, it throws your hat in the ring with a lot of the programs we’re competing against nationally,” he said of the 14,000 square-foot facility. “It’s probably one of the best, if not the best, facility in the country. Fortunately, the women we’re recruiting are more concerned about what’s happening culturally, what the team’s drives are, instead of how pretty the facilities are and I think that’s the goal here at Louisville. “In general, I think most the athletes kind of get it. Yes, we have all these nice things, but I don’t think that’s why most of the athletes come here. They come here because of the backing and the culture that brought those nice things.” After an historic season last year that saw the Cardinals finish 18th nationally, Copeland looks to continue making success constant in a career that has seen three conferences in as many years.
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After winning the American Athletic Conference last year, Louisville’s rowing team finished 17th in the NCAA. Now, U of L rowing heads into the ACC ready to compete. PHOTOS COURTESY / LOUISVILLE ATHLETICS
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Women’s golf starts strong, builds high expectations PIERCE FELTNER
The University of Louisville women’s golf team has continued the tradition of all the sports at Louisville by starting off very strongly. They have taken home the crown in two of their first three events. They won the Cardinal kickoff in Laconia, Indiana and the Cardinal Cup at The U of L Golf Club. In the one tournament they haven’t won, they had a strong showing and finished fifth in Colorado in the Golfweek Challenge. “It hasn’t been too bad,” said senior Emily Haas. “I’ve had a couple rounds that I haven’t performed the way I want to but overall I think it’s been a learning experience so far. I think it will be good to build off that for the rest of the season.” The Cardinals are coming off a strong season last year, when they took home the AAC conference title. They are setting high goals and want to keep the winning tradition going this year as well.
“You just build off of what you’ve done so far,” said Haas. “We’ve got a pretty young team and I think as a senior the best thing will be to instill in the younger ones the hard work and the dedication and things like that so that they can continue that on as we enter more players into the program.” “Our goals are to get to the national championship and try to be in the top ten at the national championship,” said Coach Courtney Trimble. “We have depth and we have experience this year so that’s the biggest goal on paper. But daily we’re just trying to improve. “Golf is, in our year, kind of a marathon. We count both fall and spring. Everything counts all year as opposed to some other sports where they get preseason games or things that don’t count, individual play. We don’t get any of that. So for us the big goal is to be at the national championship in May.” The Cardinals are entering into the ACC this year, which houses the defending national champions, the Duke Blue Devils. The Louisville team is not intimidated. They are excited to get to play such great competition.
“It moves us in with some of the best teams in the country,” said Trimble. “We’re excited to be competing against the best.” “It should really excite us that we get to compete against them a lot. I think we have all the talent that they have, it’s just a matter of putting it to the right use and
using it correctly,” Haas said. The Cardinals will be travelling to North Carolina to play in the Tar Heel Invitational in two weeks. Later this season, they will travel to Florida and Hawaii, and will end the season in Greensboro, North Carolina before the NCAA Championship.
After winning the AAC last year, Louisville golf heads into an Atlantic Coastal Conference that boasts last year’s national champions, Duke University. PHOTO COURTESY / LOUISVILLE ATHLETICS
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Outfits of the week
Jennifer Lyle, junior chemistry major, feels like denim jackets go well with anything. Here, she pairs one with a skater skirt and simple sneakers.
Senior Jasmine Lindsay loves the natural look. She enjoys pairing loose fitting pants with sleeveless tops on warmer days, but recommends adding a cardigan for chillier weather.
Senior Janelle Newton keeps her look laid back and earthy with comfy shorts and a cardigan. The look is completed with a pair of tribal espadrilles.
PHOTOS BY JACQUELINE KELLY/THE LOUISVILLE CARDINAL
Sophomore accounting major Andrew Sears opts for a loose fitting tank to suit the warmer temperature. He completes the outfit with skinny jeans, a beanie and what he says are his trusty Vans.
Greeks establish tailgate dresscode SARAH ROHLEDER
felt ready to go out. They weren’t going out to an upscale dinner or a Zeta Tau Alpha’s Morgan Ferguson ZTA formal, but to a gravel parking and Kelly Finnell applied matching lot behind gate four of the Kentucky coats of deep maroon lipstick as a final Fair and Expo Center. The occasion: touch to their meticulously planned tailgate. outfits. After two hours picking out In the lot, more than a half dozen dresses and boots, clipping in hair flags and painted letters staked off extensions and layering mascara, the territories fraternity members had pair and their group of girl friends claimed as their own for an afternoon of tailgating. Beneath the flags and pop-up tents, women dressed similarly to Ferguson and Finnell, danced and drank with men wearing polos, flat-front shorts and boat shoes. “Whenever you go to tailgate, you got to make sure your makeup is on point. You’re going to be in bright lighting, so all your flaws are going to show,” Ferguson said. “I had to put in my extensions, cake my face with makeup, make sure my tan looked right, picked out the right outfit, made sure I looked skinny enough. “It’s definitely an event to look good for.” Ferguson wasn’t the only sorority tailgater with that opinion. “I think girls shouldn’t just wear jerseys, because it doesn’t represent Louisville very well,” sophomore Finnell, Ballard and Ferguson. Taylor Murray said. “A black dress or PHOTO BY SARAH ROHLEDred dress looks way more classy.” ER/THE CARDINAL Freshman Kappa Sigma Clayton NEWS@LOUISVILLECARDINAL.COM
Amshoff agreed. “Polos and dress shirts for the guys, dresses for the girls, or rompers,” he grinned. “Girls look nice in rompers.” Ferguson admitted the dress code wasn’t just a matter of classiness, though. “Obviously, we have new (fraternity) pledge members, new people to meet,” she said. “Everyone’s out there looking for their Mrs. degree. The root of it is: people wanna meet people.” Senior Kappa Sigma president Sam Whittaker argued the expected attire maintained informality. “At Kappa Sig, we keep it fairly casual,” he said while wearing khakis and a U of L polo. “This isn’t an SEC school, so we’re not doing shirts and ties and that kind of stuff, but guys usually wear Polos and flat-front shorts. Some people show up in jerseys and stuff, which is fine.” Not every fraternity or sorority member adhered to the new norm, though. While Finnell did wear her maroon lipstick and a lace shawl, she also stayed semi-casual with a v-neck
tee and jean shorts. “I feel like if you wear a tee shirt and shorts, you’re just like ‘I’m here to party and I don’t care about anything else,’” she said. “The farther south you go, the more intense it is to look good for football games. I think it’s weird.” The more dressed-up attire stayed mostly within the realm of sorority and fraternity tailgaters. Some nonGreek affiliated students wore similar outfits, but had a more relaxed attitude about it. “I think people should just mind their own business and worry about what they’re wearing,” freshman Drew Smith said. There was one thing every tailgater seemed to agree on: “No cargos,” junior Matt Ballard said. Finnell ardently agreed. “You mean cargo shorts? Those aren’t acceptable in any situation.”
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Studs and Duds: Fantasy football woes ALAN BRANCH
It’s the Commish here with my first evaluation of the NFL season covering the first three weeks. I’ll start with giving you an update on my team’s success accompanied with a few fantasy woes. Currently in my league, I’m in first place out of the 14 teams with an impressive record of three wins and zero losses, but try to hold your applause. I’m still awestruck by this madness since I have had three of my running backs go down with injuries, with another one in legal trouble for domestic violence. Running backs Adrian Peterson, Knoshown Moreno, Mark Ingram and Bernard Pierce all are culprits of my current fantasy woes right now. But it’s unpredictable and unpreventable circumstances like those which preeminently make fantasy football so nervewrecking, aggravating and most importantly, rewarding if you can find a way to come out on top. Now transitioning to the evaluation of the players so far this season, I would like to present to you my section of the Studs and Duds, or the winners and losers, through the first three weeks
of the season. The graphic represents a list of the top ten scorers in standard ESPN fantasy football scoring. I have ranked each player from highest to lowest in point total as well as their power rankings for their respected positions by highest total of points. I have also included
confidently had him as your starting quarterback at the beginning the season, but if you did, I tip my hat to you. As far as Duds this season, we have players like running back Eddie Lacy, who currently has a daunting total of 10 points, which puts him as the 56th ranked running back, compared to his remarkable ADP of eight to begin the season. Also, running back LeSean McCoy disappoints this season, totaling only 28 points while going into the season with an ADP of 2. Ladies and gents, these guys are first-round picks producing less-than-mediocre numbers. Admittedly, it is still early in the season to make any serious evaluations, but it is without a doubt aggravating for all fantasy owners who used an early pick on these players who have not lived up to their expectations after past years of fantasy success. Alas, that is fantasy football for you.
“I’m still awestruck by this madness since I have had three of my running backs go down with injuries with another one in legal trouble for domestic violence.” their average draft position (ADP) which averages out what draft pick they were selected with in standard ESPN fantasy football leagues before the beginning of the season. As you can see quarterback Jay Cutler has outdone himself thus far ranking fifth in points, where before the season, he had an ADP of 101 and on average was selected fourteenth among quarterbacks. In standard 12-team ESPN leagues, that’s backup quarterback material — he’d have a nice, warm seat on your bench. Ultimately you’d be damned if you
PLAYERS (STUDS) 1. QB Andrew Luck, IND 2. QB Peyton Manning, DEN 3. QB Matt Ryan, ATL 4. RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA 5. QB Jay Cutler, CHI 6. QB Nick Foles, PHI 7. QB Russell Wilson, SEA 8. QB Phillip Rivers, SD 9. RB DeMarco Murray, DAL 10. WR Julio Jones, ATL
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No longer silent:
Sexual assault survivors share their stories TAVI WALLACE
Pinwheels for Peace kicked off U of L’s Week Without Violence, which hosted events geared toward raising awareness about sexual and domestic violence, encouraging positive actions to end violence. By making the statistics into people, rather than faceless numbers, the hope of this project was to take a step toward raising awareness of sexual violence. University of Louisville’s PEACC center organized the Week Without Violence. PEACC, which stands for Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community is a division of campus health services. Amanda Parente, U of L graduate student and intern at PEACC, knew firsthand about the immediate and prolonged effects of sexual violence. She was a freshmen in college, and dating her high school sweetheart, when he sexually assaulted her during a visit home in 2008. In the years to come, Parente found many of her friends didn’t believe her, and those that did told her she was just being overdramatic.
As a result, she became angry, truly understand what was happening anxious and depressed. But after until years later. finding she could use her voice for In 2010, she was a freshman in power and taking back her feelings college when she lost her virginity, of helplessness, she was able to plan without consent, to her at-the-time her Florida college’s “Take Back the boyfriend. As college went on, she Night” program during her senior began to develop a reputation. “I was year, and has been able to talk with nicknamed ‘mattress,’ because it was her assailant, finally said that everyone “I was nicknamed laid on me,” she getting closure. Parente moved past ‘mattress,’ because said. “Fraternities the anger. She also labeled me as was said that ‘the whore that moved onto graduate it school and plans on everyone laid on me. anyone could starting a consent Fraternities use.’” labeled campaign within the She became a me as ‘the whore that prostitute because next year on U of L’s campus. She since got anyone could use.’” she felt it was all a tattoo that included she was worth. — Anonymous the ribbon of sexual She failed out assault awareness as a conversation of school, ultimately ending up in a piece and gateway into raising homeless shelter due to addiction. awareness. In 2012, at rock bottom, she was “You’re not alone,” said Parente. assaulted again — this time violently “It’s hard, but not only will you — by the same family member who survive, you will thrive.” sexually abused her as a child. Another U of L student, who Since, she has been able to sober wished to remain anonymous, first up, attend support groups and felt the effects of sexual assault from has transferred to U of L to study the ages of five to nine, but didn’t business. She has also since devoted
much of her time to researching the correlation between sexual violence and drug use. After transferring to U of L, she learned her story was not unique. “Sadly, I have met many other women who have had similar experiences,” she said. “I’ve been there, now I can help others. I wasn’t given this second chance for nothing. I believe I have the opportunity to use it for something good.” In January, the White House Commission on Women and Girls released statistics which stated one in every five college women have been victims of sexual assault while attending college, while one in every 33 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. What makes this statistic truly staggering is that most of these crimes go unreported, so it is impossible to be accurate with the numbers. The number has gone down, as it used to be one in four, but as these women’s stories prove, these crimes have impacted the U of L community despite that decline.
Best books to read in college: ‘Into the Wild’ SAMMIE HILL
Made popular by the 2007 film starring Emile Hirsch, “Into the Wild” tells the story of Christopher McCandless, a recent college graduate who decided to abandon his car, possessions and life savings and hitchhike across the country to the Alaskan wilderness. Written by Jon Krakauer, “Into the Wild” paints the portrait of a deeply intelligent, adventurous and flawed human being. Instead of idealizing and idolizing McCandless, Krakauer shows us a man possessing both admirable bravery and frustrating selfishness. On one hand, McCandless had the courage to leave behind his comfortable life in search of beauty, danger, freedom and truth. However, in doing so, he also left behind a
caring, worried and perplexed family, including a sister with whom he was close. Nevertheless, McCandless and his journey will inspire you. Fiercely dedicated to his goal of traveling to Alaska, McCandless passes through stunning regions of the country, meets memorable people and explores primitive wilderness. His appreciation of nature reminds us of the beauty that surrounds us, though we often overlook it in our hurried, everyday lives. As students in or approaching our 20s, the urge to travel lies within many of us. “Into the Wild” stirs within its readers a desire to leave behind the ordinary, a yearning to seek out adventure, a thirst to defy convention and discover the raw, essential aspects of life. Quotes dispersed throughout
the book reinforce this longing for exploration. For example, Krakauer includes a passage that McCandless had highlighted in Tolstoy’s “Family Happiness,” which reads, “I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. I felt in myself a superabundance of energy which found no outlet in our quiet life.” Another quote, from Wallace Stegner, reads, “It should not be denied…that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and oppression and law and irksome obligations, with absolute freedom, and the road has always led west.” If those words alone make you want to quit your job, buy a beatup VW bus and travel the country with your best friends, just wait until
you read the rest of the book. It will awaken the adventurer in you. In addition to the book, I also recommend the movie “Into the Wild,” which is available on Netflix.
Hastily packed boxes filled with everything Tanner Leonardo owned from Unitas were either crammed into his car parked in the Floyd Garage, or littered his temporary home in Threlkeld Hall. Of course, when that space is the former lounge area for the fourth floor, the word ‘home’ is a bit of a stretch. On Sept. 19, Campus Housing had discovered various forms of mold growths in parts of Unitas Tower. Shannon Staten, director of housing, stated that a small leak in the laundry facilities in Unitas’ basement was found, though other factors such as residence community lifestyles or the weather could be the reason behind the growth. Staten ensured in an email that the mold posed no health risks except for individuals suffering from asthma or other respiratory afflictions. They decided action needed to be taken and a schedule for cleaning out the affected rooms would begin immediately. On Sept. 19, cleaning began on the most affected rooms, all of which were on the fourth floor, while the rest of the fourth floor followed suit on Sept. 22. Leonardo did not receive the email regarding the situation until Monday morning, though saw the clean up in
action during the weekend. “It looked like a haz-mat team,” he said. “It was crazy. They put plastic over the door and everything.” The process will clean the men’s floors in Unitas of mold before fall break, with another inspection of the women’s floors during break to safeguard students from further growths. Inspections are done weekly by resident assistants, student facility officials and officials from U of L’s department of environmental health. Dehumidifiers were placed within Unitas, Threlkeld and Miller Halls to ensure constant awareness and stabilization of the housing, especially during the beginning months of the school year. Housing provided students with options such as temporarily moving back into a parents’ home, providing temporary housing until the rooms were cleaned, allowing students to change to different dorms or opt out of dorm life for the remainder of the school year. If students decided the latter and could prove they were choosing to stay back at home and commute to the university, they would be allowed to opt out of their housing agreement without a cancellation fee. As Leonardo would have a halfhour commute if he decided to go back home, he chose temporary
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makes its move on Unitas
housing. This landed him in the lounge-area-turned-bedroom-space on Threlkeld’s fourth floor. The space was lit with motion sensitive lights, meaning any movement would instantly turn any dreams of a full night’s sleep straight on its toes. People having access to the space to cook their meals in the provided microwave also frustrated Leonardo, though Housing resolved that scenario with a new key. What wasn’t fixed, however, was the nonworking key fob provided to him for access into Threlkeld, as well as the refrigerator in the space with unsavory growths of its own kind lurking inside. Upon learning of the mold in the space, Staten apologized. “This was quick, and so we didn’t do a great job of going over to check those rooms,” she said. She also stated Housing and Residence Life would get in touch with Leonardo to give him, “a little tender loving care.” Besides the frustration of the situation, he wondered why he’s paying for a room he can’t use with no form of monetary compensation for the affair. The remainder of Unitas’ schedule regarding the cleaning has second, third, fifth and sixth floors moving out in shifts until Oct. 1. They plan to have students back in their home
dorms within two to three days of moving out. While the initial schedule was quick for the fourth floor residents of Unitas, Housing assured residents it was doing its best to ensure student health and safety. They implore any student believing they had fallen ill due to this situation to contact campus health services and have provided residence halls with posters regarding mold prevention.
The fridge provided with Leonardo’s make-shift room appears to also have things growing in it.
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Pride makes strides toward equality MAGGIE LITTLE
“Being gay is the only identity where people will hate you, your family might hate you and God could hate you.” Words Brian Buford, the director of the LGBT Center heard when he first came out as a gay man in 1988. He originally came to Louisville to pursue a path of ministry, but decided to earn his masters in counseling psychology. “I often thought about who I was as a young person … Not knowing what to do, or who to talk to or what even being gay meant … I always think back to what I could have had back then to make it easier for
me.” That was 25 years ago and today, for many students LGBT has become a part of their life and identity. For the seven years it has been recognized on campus, the LGBT community has made champion strides at U of L. This year, they hosted Pride Week keynote Richard Blanco, well known by both the Latino and gay community for his poetry as the fifth inaugural poet of the United States — and first gay and first Latino inaugural poet. Claiming he often had to “negotiate with his identities in America,” Blanco recited many of his poems to the Louisville community on Sept. 22, enticing the crowd with mental pictures from his childhood,
illustrated by his most notable works such as “America,” “The Gulf Motel” and “One Today.” This year, student Tania Avalos, introduced Blanco. She referred to herself as a “student ambassador, a Latina, feminist, lesbian … a perfect combination if you ask me.” She said growing up, it was hard for her to find a role model that carried all these traits, going back and forth between Hilary Clinton, Shakira and Ricky Martin. She finally found a man who embraced all these identities beautifully: Richard Blanco. Pride Week is now one of the busiest weeks on U of L’s campus, boasting over 23 events and 50 sponsors who support the five-day
event. Among their numerous cookouts, LGBT hosted a Louisville AIDS walk, meditation sessions, a documentary presented by the women and gender studies department called “Masculinity and Femininity”, marriage equality classes free HIV testing and discussions “addressing diversity and inclusion as a key role in health care.” “It took me a long time to realize I was going to be okay, and find a community where others were out,” said Buford. “All of that fuels my deep belief of why we do this here, and why it needs to be easy for students to find a community.”
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Increase self-protection and lower the carry age CHRIS BOSEY
You can also ask the students who have been jumped the past few weeks. The debate about whether or not The question being posed by some violence around campus is increas- students is should the age limit for ing is no longer in question. Just ask concealed carry licenses be lowered the four new campus police officers from 21 to 18? or the four new security guards that The idea of an 18-year-old college have been hired by the university in student carrying around a pistol at order to lower the number of crimes night seems preposterous, right? If it on or around campus. means the safety of that student, then EDITOR@LOUISVILLECARDINAL.COM
some people around campus say it is not only a great idea, but it should be seriously considered by the state immediately. An anonymous sophomore believes strongly that it will lower crime rates. “Yes, I think it will lower crime rates, especially crimes against women on campus,” she said. “As 18-, 19-, and 20-year-old women on campus, we don’t have much of an opportunity to defend ourselves. Lowering the conceal and carry age would give young students on campus a way to protect themselves against the crime that comes in from the city.” She makes a valid point. When criminals see students with pistols at their sides, they will think twice before jumping them. However, there are always two sides to any debate. With lowering the age comes the possibility for kids to make mistakes. Sophomore Taylor Smith strongly believes that guns for younger students means more problems. “Increasing the number of people
who can carry a concealed weapon does not always act as a deterrent against violence but often leads to more, especially in the hands of young people, said Smith. “Statistically, most massacres were done with legal guns that people can purchase.” There are clearly two sides to the debate. The concluding point is that students are fed up with feeling unsafe when walking home from campus at night. Whether the solution is to lower the age that students can apply for a conceal and carry license, or something else, the violence around campus must be stopped. If we continue to talk about it and demand a change, it will at least force policy makers on campus to consider possible changes to increase student safety.
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