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STUDENT GOVERNMENT NOTEBOOK UBike The University of Miami is becoming a more bike-friendly campus as sidewalks are widened and signs denoting safe places to bike are being placed around campus. Additional bike racks have also been installed to accommodate this initiative. Student Government helped determine where these racks should be located and chose the color of the bikes. The bookstore sold all 300 bikes in the first 10 days of the fall semester and has recently received 300 more. Around 60 have already

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been sold. However, even with these changes, there are still unsafe places for bike riders. One area is the bridge across the canal leading to the University Center. At these places, bikes should be walked across. “Eventually we want to make the entire campus safe for bikes,” Student Government President Brandon Gross said.

Live shuttle tracking available The ability to track the UM Hurry ‘Cane shuttles and Ibis Rides live online is now available to University of Miami students at http:// www.umshuttles.com/. This project was launched last year under former SG President Danny Carvajal’s administration and is continued by the Gross administration. Live shuttle tracking can be accessed at

UMShuttles.com from a computer or PDA device.

Zipcars Two new Zipcars have been added to the Mahoney-Pearson parking lot.

In the works Around 2,300 students returned the Student Government survey on the advising process; the results are now being studied. The Executive Board of Student Government is working to redesign the University of Miami’s Web site to make its search engine function more user-friendly.


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Students react to Miami’s unusually low temps Mercury falls to 40 degrees in tropical Miami BY ANALISA HARANGOZO STAFF NEWS WRITER

Sweatshirts, scarves and shearling boots may be fit for the northeast, but last week’s unusually cold weather had University of Miami students bundled up in such attire on their tropical campus. After winter break, students from across the nation flew back to Miami looking forward to warm, sunny weather. Those who came from states where heavy snowfall occurred and temperatures dipped down to one-digit numbers were not pleased to be welcomed back by temperatures in the low 40s and upper 30s. However, some did find ways to cope. “This cold weather is still more bearable than the freezing temperatures back home in New York,” sophomore Delisa Winston said. “Since I get cold very easily, I’ve been spending a lot of time wrapped up in my blanket with the heater on the highest setting.” “Hot soups have been part of my diet,” said sophomore Jonathan Bell, also of New York. “I’m not a big soup drinker, but it’s been keeping me warm all week long.” Lauren Buck, a junior from Maryland, feels that students only think the weather is colder than it actually is. “I’ve never felt a climate this cold in Miami before, but I think it feels colder just because we were all expecting to come back to warmer temperatures,” Buck said. Many students made a 180-degree turn in their wardrobes as shorts and flip-flops remained in closets and out came the jeans and hoodies. But others, whose wardrobes lacked cold weather clothing, had to endure the winter weather in what little they did have. “My feet were freezing so bad that I had no choice but to wear socks and shoes instead of flipflops,” said sophomore Vanessa Hercules of Texas. “That’s something I never thought I’d do down here in Miami.” “As a South Florida native, the cold weather is horrible,” ju-

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BUNDLED UP: UM students deal with the surprisingly chilly weather by wearing extra layers and indulging in some warm coffee from Starbucks. nior Jarvis Lundy said. “I didn’t realize how cold it was until I was stuck walking back to my dorm at 2:30 a.m. from the University Village in a t-shirt and flip-flops. I’ve never been so cold!” During January, the coldest month of the year in Miami, temperatures usually reach an average low of 59.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the unusually cold weather UM students have been experiencing this past week, it does not compare to what happened on

January 19, 1977, when Miami received its first and only recorded snowfall. Though it consisted only of extremely light flurries, it was the first time the city was ever sprinkled with snow. As part of a military lifestyle, senior Michael Gross has lived all over the country and has experienced a wide variety of weather conditions. He is one of the few that did not mind the change of climate. “Don’t get me wrong, I love

the warm weather Miami is known for, but it’s nice to be able to walk into class and take my jacket off and be comfortable instead of shivering through the lecture because the [air conditioner] is on full blast,” Gross said. Analisa Harangozo may be contacted at aharangozo@ themiamihurricane.com.

Some “cool” facts January, 1917: At 27 degrees Fahrenheit, Miami hit its lowest recorded temperature January 19, 1977: First and only snowfall in Miami’s history.

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Bush aide Rove fosters debate at speaking engagement Disagrees with Gitmo closure

Cosford advertisements for ‘Che’ biopic vandalized ‘Asesino’ written on film poster BY ASHLEIGH MAYNARD CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

BY CHELSEA KATE ISAACS NEWS EDITOR

Karl Rove, one-time deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, spoke to a jampacked Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami Thursday night. After a brief opening speech, Rove transformed the event into an open forum during which audience members could ask him a question or engage him in a debate. The “campaign architect,” as he is commonly called, built a case against President Barack Obama’s order to close Guantanamo, an overseas CIA detention center where terrorists and other “enemy combatants” are held. Obama’s order could enable terrorists to be tried in U.S. courts, to be given undeserved rights afforded American citizens and could cause damaging long-term effects, Rove said. “One year from now, Gitmo won’t be closed,” Rove said. “If it is, there will be an uproar in the U.S. about where to put these people.” Interrogation tactics used by the CIA during Bush’s term in office were not torturous, Rove said, but he did not deny that the CIA strongly pressed terrorists for vital information. “You bet we squeeze them for information,” Rove said. “If we hadn’t, those same terrorists could have executed their plans to kill, and [people] would be asking why Bush didn’t protect American soldiers’ lives.” A heated exchange erupted between Rove and senior Corey Ciorciari, a longtime intern for the Obama campaign. Cioriciari asked about the ethics of using “fear and deception” as governing tactics. Rove called Ciorciari’s accusation “cynical and callous.” “Was it creating fear when we got reports that Saddam Hussein stores secret supplies for chemical weapons, that he had a willingness 4

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CAMPAIGN ARCHITECT: Karl Rove, formerly Bush’s deputy chief of staff, spoke at the University of Miami on Thursday. to use destruction, that he was developing and seeking weapons – that he was an imminent threat to the U.S.?” Rove asked. “These are not quotes by Bush. They’re quotes by Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Kerry.” A loud applause erupted from the audience, but Ciorciari was not convinced. “I think it’s nice he came [to speak] after Obama’s inauguration... It’s a testament to how much this country rejected the last eight years,” Ciorciari later told The Miami Hurricane. “What really struck me is his lack of acknowledgment and disappointment. He never owned up to [the administration’s] mistakes. I wish, in retrospect, that I could have said a lot more.” Other students said they appreciated Rove’s honesty. “I loved it; he was very informative and very honest about his opinions,” said Sgt. Agbeyegbe Jolomi, a junior who served in Iraq for one year. “I’m happy I came to this event.” Bush was deeply changed by the Sept. 11 attacks, Rove said, and keeps the badge of a firefighter killed during the rescue effort in his pocket at all times as a constant reminder of his “guiding responsibility to keep the country safe.” “I know that 9/11 has reced-

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ed from some people’s minds, but I will tell you it hasn’t left George W. Bush’s mind,” Rove said. A heartfelt story about Bush’s compassion for the American people and his devastated reaction upon first visiting Ground Zero left many in tears. “It gave us a new perspective on the Bush administration and the decisions they made,” senior Andrea Whalen said. “If you look at the facts, Bush got an unfair rap. He made a lot of really tough decisions for the best interest of the nation. It was really great when [Rove] finally set the record straight.” Rove still encouraged attendees to support the new president, stating that he “wishes Obama success.” “It was fantastic, more than what I expected,” said Remy Flor, a junior and fan of Rove’s. “To see him in the flesh was great, and the presentation reinforced my views.”

Two posters advertising the biopic Che were vandalized outside of the Bill Cosford Cinema sometime Thursday evening. The film, about militant revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, features actor Benecio del Toro in the title role. The cinema is scheduled to show both parts of the film this weekend. The word asesino, which means “murderer” in Spanish, was scrawled in permanent black marker across a plastic case housing the poster, which depicts actor Benicio del Toro as Guevara. Guevara, a supporter of Cuban socialism who invaded Cuba under Fidel Castro’s leadership, was executed in Bolivia in 1967. His strong-handed actions have remained controversial, particularly among the Cuban-American community in Miami.

“Che represents a figure who has a lot of blood on his hands. He is responsible for many of the executions that took place in the early days of the Cuban Revolution,” said Andy Gomez, assistant provost and senior fellow at the Institute for Cuban and CubanAmerican Studies. The act of vandalism is not something that is taken lightly, according to UM officials. Consequences may include up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. The university will also discipline any student found guilty of vandalism with a suspension, warning or probation, depending on the situation and the student’s disciplinary history. Restitution will almost always be required of the guilty student by the university. No suspects have been found at this time, but it is possible that a review of surveillance video footage may identify a perpetrator. Ashleigh Maynard may be contacted at amaynard@ themiamihurricane.com.

Sarah B. Pilchick contributed to this article. Chelsea Kate may be contacted at themiamihurricane.com.

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“Whoever heard of 40 degrees in Miami? It sounds like a sick joke.” – The Hurricane editorial board

Editorial

a short story by Chelsea Kate Isaacs

Don’t fear the cold

Sophomoric Insomniac

I said brrrr, it’s cold in here, it must be…an arctic breeze from the North Pole? It seems as though the man upstairs decided to throw us South Floridians a knuckleball weather-wise. Whoever heard of 40 degrees in Miami? It sounds like some sort of sick joke. But at least it gives us something to talk about. There are about 10 days out of the year where, if you’re from the north, you get to throw on your freshest hoodie and layer up a bit, or, if you’re from down here, the kids from up north get to laugh while you scramble to find that winter jacket you got four years ago when you went skiing. Most of us probably talk to their friends and family from back home on a regular basis and for a lot of us, those people either live or go to school where it’s frigid most of the year. They ask “How are you, how’s school?” and when it’s 64 degrees out and you’re shivering, it’s almost automatic to say, “It’s freezing here, man.” This is the point in the conversation when there’s usually a long pause, and your friend blurts out, “It’s f-ing two below zero!” So we can complain when it’s too cold out to go to the beach, but it should definitely be noted that almost any day of the year we CAN go to the beach. While it seems that the temperature is looking favorable for the coming weeks, we never know when it will turn on us, so be glad that when you find yourself ordering soup and hot coffee and wearing wool hats and Uggs, it only happens once in a blue moon.

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There are insects in my skin. Crawling all night. My head has a heartbeat. My eyes are slits. No more, no less. They can’t open wider... and they definitely can’t close. I can’t write. My mind is like a dense fog. Things come in and out. But I can’t sustain deep analytical thought processes anymore. I lay awake in terror. Sometimes I drift into a wearisome slumber, but I always wake up. It’s the demons lurking. I wake up at four, the worst hour of the early morning. I toss and turn for half an hour until I throw the blanket across the bed in agitation and stumble in the cold darkness to the bathroom. An offbeat hum perpetuates through space like an out-of-key record player. And suddenly, my heart thumps in my head and I know the demons are there again. I’m exposed, naked in the middle of the dark room. A cold florescent bulb shines like a prison search light through the cracks of the crooked window blinds. With a pounding heart, I dash into the bathroom, thrusting the sink handle up and slurping up the murky water with all of my might. I can’t breathe! Sucking in a gust of air, I will my pul-

sating chest to subside, to disappear. For the demons to retreat back to their underground caverns. In an instant, I scurry out of the bathroom. Scurrying like a rodent through a silent city alley way. Twilight is still, and only the sound of claws clicking on the cobblestone echoes through the narrow passage... A brisk click, click, click bouncing off the buildings, the fire escapes, the ice on the gray pavement. Through the dark and through the cracks. I don’t look forward and I don’t look back. Finally, I reach my bed, next to the window... an invasion of searchlights upon me. I must take cover! I dive underneath the heavy blankets, pulling them over my face but leaving room for the slits of my eyes to scan the room. The whites of my eyes reflect like frozen mirrors against the deep charcoal walls. The demons know I’m here, but they’ve left for the night. While I lay petrified in the darkness, desperately waiting for morning, I realize... Somewhere the sun shines, a palm tree blows in an aqua wind And it’s under that palm That you’re reading this – in the light. Chelsea Kate Isaacs may be contacted at cisaacs@themiamihurricane.com.

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How do you feel about the recent cold weather?

DENA GIANINI Senior “It gives me a chance to wear my suede boots and cute hat”

ALEX DE CARVALHO Faculty “I came back from Brazil where it was 100 degrees, I was completely unprepared.”

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ZACH MORILLO Freshman “Feels like a winter wonderland.”

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Band Spotlight: Tristan and the Juice BY MACKENZIE GREEN CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

“If I was to have a headline in Rolling Stone, I don’t care what it says, as long as it isn’t negative or related to boy bands...and that it doesn’t say I’m a sensitive songwriter,” says former Hurricane Tristan Colpet, the 22-year-old front man of the band Tristan and the Juice. He describes the band’s sound as “Jeff Buckley covering music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Colpet, a true musician, writes and arranges at his home studio. “It was a big investment, but you have to have a product before you can market it,” Colpet said. “It takes so much more than good music to make it. You have to eat, sleep and breathe this.” Colpet has an insatiable hunger for and love of music. He says that he’ll listen to anything but country. He cites rapper Andre 3000 as an inspiration as well as singers such as Billy Corgan. He also appreciates musicians such as Eminem and the Beastie Boys as innovators. “My mom forced me at 5 to take up an instrument, and I hated her for it. She let me play everything but drums, and I think the neighbors If You Go appreciated her for that,” Colpet said. “But I’m so thankful she forced me to do that. I truly believe what Yo-Yo What: Tristan and the Juice Ma once said, ‘If every child played play at Patio Jams an instrument the world would be a When: Thursday, February 12, 2009 better place.’” It was during Colpet’s sopho- Where: UC Patio more year that he answered his true Cost: Free calling. Colpet transferred to the University of Miami from Brooklyn College to study journalism, and it was the death of a classmate that made him realize life was too short not to pursue his dreams. So Colpet left UM his junior year to devote himself to his passion for music. “People said I was crazy for leaving, that I only had one more year to go, but I’d rather fail at what I’m trying than succeed at what I don’t want to do,” Colpet said. “Life isn’t worth living if you don’t enjoy it.” Colpet wants people to feel the honesty in his music, and wants his message to his audience to be to “live life passionately, be truthful to yourself.” For more information about Tristan and the Juice please visit: http://www.myspace.com/TristanTheMusic MacKenzie Green may be contacted at mgreen@themiamihurricane.com.

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Miami-Dade College brings Dali’s illustrations of hell to life

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SURREALISM: Salvador Dali’s Inferno: Canto 9 (“Act of Cannibalism and Impotence”), which is on display at a Miami-Dade College exhibit of his work. makes of Dante the Pilgrim. The artist takes his famous surreal image of sexual persecution, masturbation and Freudian logic “The A riveting exhibit, “The Divine Comedy Great Masturbator” and includes similar by Salvador Dalí” takes Dante Alighieri’s qualities in his portrayal of Dante in Purgapoetic depiction of hell, purgatory and para- tory. The final sequence of images, placed on dise and transforms each canto into illussky blue walls, evokes trations of the horror the happiness and calm and beauty of life after If You Go of Paradiso. The exhibit death. The 100 watercol- What: Salvador Dalí exhibit The ends on a high note of hope and celestial paraor illustrations line the Divine Comedy walls of three rooms Where: Miami-Dade College Free- dise. Only a few illustraeach corresponding dom Tower tions contain a descripwith a specific book in 600 Biscayne Boulevard tion, so bringing along Miami, FL 33132 The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio and Par- When: Tuesday - Friday, 12-5 p.m. all three books would be useful. The exhibit adiso. Each image gives Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. can be enjoyed by all Exhibit ends January 31st a similar explanation of but a familiarity with Dante’s cantos but with Cost: Free The Divine Comedy helps a different view. in understanding the In Inferno, grotesque interpretations of hell line red and white walls, exuding the true caliber of work Dalí produced. BY ASHLEY TORRES CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

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It was a tale of two teams heading in opposite directions over the past four days for Miami basketball. Head coach Katie Meier and the struggling women’s basketball team picked up their first ACC win of the season against N.C. State, 72-60, while head coach Frank Haith and company lost an overtime heartbreaker last night to Virginia Tech, 88-83. “We have been talking about greatness,” Meier said. “Every practice and every game, we talk about it. We are searching for greatness.” The Hurricanes (11-8, 1-4) entered Thursday with an 0-8 all-time

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colm Delaney, who finished with a career-high 29 points, scored after two consecutive offensive rebounds off a free throw. Collins scored two of his game-high 23 points to give the lead back to the Hurricanes before Delaney knocked down a corner 3-pointer. Senior forward Brian Asbury contributed a season-high 21 points, including the game-tying shot from behind the arc with 25 seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. “We are going to have games that go down to the wire,” said Haith. “We can’t dwell on a loss too long. We’ve got to move forward and grind it out. We are in great shape.” Miami travels to N.C. State for a 7 p.m. ACC showdown Tuesday.

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record against the Wolfpack, dating back to 1981. Miami next plays at 7 p.m. Thursday to face a host Georgia Tech (14-5, 2-3) team that defeated third-ranked North Carolina. With a key ACC win against rival Florida State (16-4, 3-2) on Tuesday, the men’s team ran into Virginia Tech, who recently defeated top-ranked Wake Forest. The Hurricanes had opportunities to win, but failed to put away the feisty Hokies (14-5, 4-1) in overtime and fell 88-83. “I’m proud of our guys,” Haith said. “I’m proud of our kids’ effort and intensity. It was a hard fought ACC game and a really good basketball game. Just didn’t go our way at the end.” UM led by four points in extra time off a layup by junior forward Dwayne Collins, but Virginia Tech tied the game on a four-point possession. Sophomore guard Mal-

Women get first win against N.C. State

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Women’s team goes perfect, men split matches Four female Canes nationally ranked BY CHRISTINA DE NICOLA ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

Don’t tell the women’s tennis team that it’s no longer hurricane season. On both Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center, Miami swept in-state opponents 7-0 in straight-sets victories. Eighth-ranked sophomore transfer Julia Cohen led the Canes with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Florida Gulf Coast University’s Priscilla Villemond and a perfect 6-0, 6-0 romp against Florida Atlantic’s Natalia Totevska in singles competition in the first position. She and two-time All-American junior Laura Vallverdu took a pair of doubles matches by scores of 8-1 on the weekend. The Hurricanes have four

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nationally-ranked players – Cohen, Vallverdu, Eichkorn and Kissell – three of whom are in the top 50. Miami (2-0) hosts in-town rival Florida International (1-0) at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Fourth-year head coach Mario Rincon and the 17th-ranked men’s tennis team, meanwhile, split a pair of matches without their toptwo singles players – No. 17 senior Daniel Vallverdu, who continues to nurse a pectoral strain he suffered during the ITA National Indoor Championships, and senior David Rosenfeld. Vallverdu’s absence hurt the Canes’ doubles play as he and sophomore Carl Sundberg are ranked 28th. In both matches, UM lost the doubles point for early 1-0 deficits. On Sunday afternoon, No. 24 Rice (7-0) handed Miami a 4-3 loss with wins from the first, second and sixth positions. “It’s definitely hard to lose the

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doubles point,” Rincon said. “We had opportunities to win the match – we had the momentum going for a little while there. Regardless, our guys played extremely hard and we are improving.” In the season opener Thursday night, Taboada outlasted Lawrence Harradine, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, to clinch a 4-3 victory for the Hurricanes against the Owls (2-3). Miami (1-1) reeled off three straight wins in singles matches and took four of six. Crowley easily disposed of his opponent, 6-3, 6-1, while Sundberg and junior transfer David Simon also won in two sets. The Hurricanes will participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in Malibu, Calif. Christina De Nicola may be contacted at cdenicola@ themiamihurricane.com.

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BILLY GILBERT // Hurricane Staff

FOLLOW THROUGH: Bianca Eichkorn returns the ball during a women’s tennis match on Saturday against Florida Atlantic.


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Sext message overload! Dear Hurriqueen,

Dear Reader,

My girlfriend has a thing for sending dirty text messages. It happens when I’m in class, the gym, meetings, or even on Christmas morning. I like knowing she’s thinking about me, but it’s just too much. I don’t know how to react to messages about my junior petting her kitty cat or some other embarrassing line. My replies are always something like “Oh, you know it baby.” However, I really just don’t know how to ask her to stop. Help.

The easy solution is developing an iPhone vibrator application for this chick. Maybe she’d learn to use her phone for something other than sexting. But since electronic devices are prone to water damage, we suggest we focus on two possible realities. First, maybe your girlfriend is a nymphomaniac on the loose which, to us, is sexist-speak for a woman who is honest about her sexual desires. These types of ladies have been popping up everywhere since Sex and the City went into syndication. And we hear they’re making a sequel to the movie,

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so get used to it. The other possibility is that you’re just not pleasing her, and she’s using an expensive data plan with unlimited text messages to drop hints. Regardless, the messages will continue to fill your inbox until the two of you talk about it. Surely it doesn’t appear to be a difficult task for her to take on, but we have concerns about your ability to communicate with her. You say you don’t know how to ask your girl to tone down the erotic text messages. Why is that? Anyone who has seen Oprah or Dr. Phil knows that in order to have a healthy relationship, a couple must be able to tell each

other what’s on their minds. Man up and express yourself. On a different note, we’re curious as to why you want it to stop. Personally, we never mind an inappropriate text to break the monotony of the daily grind, or a hint at one in between classes. Moreover, so many straight men complain that their girls are too conservative when it comes to sex. From this perspective, ask yourself what’s so bad about getting teased in class. Sure, you might pop a boner while trying to take notes on that bio exam, but getting rid of it after class might release some much-needed endorphins

for a guy who seems so – dare we say it? – tense. So move those lips or get a rub. Either way, we hope it works. XOXO, The Hurriqueen

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