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Vol. 88, Issue 9 | Feb. 22 - Feb. 24, 2010

HURRICANE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IN CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, SINCE 1929

How sweep it is

STEVEN STUTS // Assistant Photo Editor

VICTORY: Freshman center fielder Zeke DeVoss (far left) gets mobbed by his teammates Sunday afternoon after his three-run walk-off homer for a 9-7 win.

GET OUT AND VOTE CATCH UP WITH THE SG CANDIDATES AND THEIR PLATFORMS PAGES 4 AND 5

WRITE WITH INTEGRITY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE COMES WITH PROPER CITATIONS PAGE 6

EYE ON MIAMI CHECK OUT THE LATEST BLOGS ON THE THE MAGIC CITY PAGE 11

Baseball season starts off with a bang, Canes down Rutgers BY ADAM BERGER | CONTRIBUTING SPORTS WRITER

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he opening weekend for the Miami Hurricane baseball team started and ended in style. Facing his first batters since returning from Tommy John surgery, Miami ace redshirt junior Eric Erickson, struck out the side to open up the season Friday night and, with that, the Hurricane baseball season was underway. On Sunday, with the Hurricanes trailing 7-6 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, freshman centerfielder Zeke DeVoss hit an opposite-field walk-off three-run home run to

give UM a 9-7 victory and the Canes (3-0) ultimately swept the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-3). “I don’t know how many times in 17 years I’ve seen us do something like that,” said head coach Jim Morris referring to the Sunday come-from-behind victory. “[We] pulled a game out late... that’s just been Miami baseball for many, many years.” Erickson was terrific opening night; tossing 5 and 2/3 innings, surrendering just one unearned run and while striking out six. Needless to say, the southpaw was happy to be back on the mound pitching for the Canes.

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Communication and community

STACEY CARRILLO // The Miami Hurricane

TEAMWORK: Senior Collin O’Brien, senior Janessa Gomez, and alumnus leader Khien Nguyen redesign the Web site for the Florida Grand Opera as part of PhilADthropy.

Advertising event helps non-profit organizations BY ALEXA LOPEZ OF THE STAFF

If one took a stroll through the UM School of Communication (SoC) courtyard in the past month, a giant hanging countdown was a sight that couldn’t be missed. This banner was one way in which the SoC and its organizations, the Ad Group and Public Relations and Advertising University of Miami (PRADUM), anticipated their first annual PhilADthropy.

The event began last Friday at the end of Communication Week 2010, a series of events by the SoC that hosts special events relevant to the communication field. PhilADthropy combined community service and advertising in a period of 25 consecutive hours, a number chosen in celebration of the SoC’s 25th anniversary. “I thought it would be something really cool to bring to UM [because] I know that it’s

something that hasn’t been done before,” said advertising professor Meryl Blau, who initially proposed the idea to the Ad Group. With over 65 volunteers signed up, the project allowed students to develop advertising concepts for 12 non-profit organizations. At the end of the 25 hours, the students delivered presentations to clients and received feedback; the organizations were not required to use the students’ work so no one loses anything, Blau said. “Everyone got to walk away with something, whether it was a new Web site, a logo, print ads, new friends or things to add to our portfolios,” said junior Jackie Churgin, the president of the Ad Group. “I hope [the volunteers] took away a sense of pride because they helped the community and a sense of celebration because the SoC has come such a long way in 25 years.” Blau hopes to continue the effort next year after receiving praise from participating organizations. “We received an e-mail from one of the clients congratulating us on the success and professionalism of the students,” she said. For the full version of the story, check out themiamihurricane.com Alexa Lopez may be contacted at alopez@ themiamihurricane.com

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The healthy life

How to get that workout going... JEREMY ALBELDA HEALTH COLUMNIST

I want to begin exercising but I just can’t get myself to start… So you are coming to the “dreaded” realization this whole working out thing might be important. You have seen some of your best friends who weren’t in that great of shape dedicate a few hours a week to the gym, a slightly healthier diet and BAM! They look good, feel good and you want that too… Step one is to get yourself some sneak-

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ers and work-out attire. You don’t want to be like that 80-year-old man at the gym who’s wearing his boat shoes and khakis with his Polo still tucked in. Being comfortable is important because when you first start out, you will be looking for any excuse. Step two is to ask any of your friends who go to the gym to go with them to learn a few exercises and how the cardio equipment works. Your best bet will be to start out on the treadmill or elliptical machines and get your aerobic capacity up so you have some stamina to perform more complex movements. Slowly start adding intervals of increased intensity (jogging if on the treadFebruary 22 - February 24, 2010

mill) for 30-60 seconds to help progress your fitness level. Just remember, you didn’t learn how to walk in a day, so take your time and be patient. The golden rule to any exercise routine is going to be a progressive overload, meaning you need to slowly add on to what you’re doing. If you stick to your guns and tell yourself it’s time to change, then you can do this. So get excited, and get moving! Jeremy Albelda is a senior exercise physiology major and a personal trainer. E-mail health questions to him at jalbelda@themiamihurricane. com.

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Missed this weekend’s baseball season-opening series? Watch Steven Stuts’s photo slideshow. Kelsey Pinault writes about GAMMA, a student organization of “Greeks advocating the mature management of alcohol.” Wish you were in New York City for Fashion Week? Nicole Adlman recaps the latest fashions. Sarah B. Pilchick thought that Mel Gibson’s “Edge of Darkness” was a disappointment. Read more in her review. Find out how the swimming and diving team did at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in Calvin Cestari’s sports briefs. Subscribe for the e-mail edition of the newspaper at www. themiamihurricane. com/subscribe.


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Four Canes help in Haiti

Dive into Ocean Awareness Week Promoting marine science issues BY SAVANNA STIFF CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

JESSICA HODDER // The Miami Hurricane

RELIEF: UM students and SAE members (from left to right) Joey Rappaport, Elias Hionides, Michael Eisenstein and Evan Gallo with the Mayor of Coral Gables, (center) Don Slesnick, II.

SAE brothers rebuild orphanage BY COLLEEN DOURNEY CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

While weekends in college usually consist of relaxation and freedom, last weekend, four UM students instead traveled to Haiti as a relief effort. After congregating under the leadership of UM alumnus, Peter Groverman, 120 people made the decision to travel to Haiti on Friday in order to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake. Among these 120 were four UM students, as well as Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, II. Groverman is no stranger to organizing relief efforts. He first extended a helping hand when Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Mississippi in 2005 with the help of fellow UM students, now alumni, Armando Gutierrez Jr. and Lori Bailey. Groverman, a law student at Villanova University, Gutierrez

and Bailey founded the RELIEF Foundation, which stands for “Relieving and Embracing Lives Interrupted by Earth’s Forces.” “As soon as the earthquake happened, I started receiving text messages from people with ideas that wanted to help,” said Groverman of his team. He then reached out to members of the UM community including those of his fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Four members of SAE answered the call for service and have been preparing for the past three weeks. Evan Gallo is one of those members eager to help. “I was truly excited to go to Haiti and help out the members of their community. I’ve always been involved in service, but this was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a hands-on experience that means a lot to me,” he said. Over the past three weeks, Gallo, as well as three other SAE members, Michael Eisenstein, Elias Hionides and Joey Rappa-

port got vaccinations, packed up supplies and contacted friends and family for donations to support their trips. The crew left Friday morning at 8 a.m. out of Miami and returns Monday afternoon. Gallo was excited for their arrival in Port-au-Prince because Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive greeted them. The final plans for the fourday mission included loading up a 737 airplane and a chartered boat with as many supplies as possible including food, water and building supplies. “Our main goal was to help rebuild an orphanage in Port-auPrince by setting up a tent and delivering supplies to those in need and then by just being there for these people,” Gallo said of the trip. The RELIEF group will be holding a follow-up mission in roughly six weeks. Colleen Dourney may be contacted at cdourney@themiamihurricane.com.

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The ocean will garner the support of nearly 50 University of Miami students this week when Rho Rho Rho, the marine and atmospheric science honor society, hosts its second annual Ocean Awareness Week. The event will run from Monday to Saturday and feature a variety of events, including a concert, a climate change panel and Sea Service Day all on UM’s campus. Ocean Awareness Week co-chair Maria Rodgers, a sophomore majoring in marine science, has been involved in planning the event since last November and hopes to attract more students this year than last year. “We’re really just trying to educate people about the ocean,” Rodgers said. This year, the marine issue the organizers of Ocean Awareness Week have deemed most important is overfishing. Overfishing occurs when a specific species of fish have been fished nearly to the point of extinction, usually for human consumption. “It’s one of the issues at the forefront of marine conservation,” said professor Jill Richardson, who works with Rho Rho Rho. “Fish are not renewable.” To kick off events on Monday, there will be a screening of the film “End of the Line”, a documentary that examines

diminishing supplies of bluefin tuna. It will be followed on Tuesday by a lecture on overfishing. Rodgers says she’s most excited about the Ocean Carnival, which will be held on the UC Patio from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. The carnival will feature a touch tank, a mock stranding put on by the Marine Mammal Stranding Team and a scuba demonstration by Scuba Club. The touch tank will be provided by the Miami Seaquarium and will feature a variety of ocean creatures. “It’s going to be a really interactive thing,” Rodgers said. Ocean Awareness Week is particularly exciting for students in the marine sciences because this year it will feature a Marine Science Career and Internship Fair on Thursday. “The career fair is really great for marine science students because we can really get our resumes out there and learn what kind of careers there are in marine fields,” said freshman Lindsay Wickman, an Ocean Awareness Week volunteer. Still, the primary goal of this event is teach students in other disciplines more about the ocean. “I think it’s important because it raises awareness for students outside the marine school who wouldn’t normally be exposed to the information we have about the ocean. Through Ocean Awareness Week they can gain an understanding of the importance of the ocean to our world,” Wickman said. Savanna Stiff may be contacted at sstiff@themiamihurricane.com.

IF YOU GO Mon.: ‘End Of The Line’ screening, Shoma Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tues.: Ocean Carnival, UC Patio, 12-2 p.m. Wed.: Climate Change Panel, LC, 6 p.m. Thurs.: Marine Science Career and Internship Fair, UC Lower Lounge, 6 p.m. Fri.: Benefit Concert, UC Patio, 12-2 p.m.

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The issues at stake

nized that student interests are vital to an effective SG and have tailored their platforms to appeal to a wide variety of groups, thus offering something to everyone. “My number one goal is to reach out to BY LAURA EDWINS students,” Farmer said. As current Speaker of OF THE STAFF the Student Senate she understands that tradiThis week, the three candidates running tional meetings and forums don’t always atfor Student Government (SG) President will tract student involvement. “In SG we currently ask people to come battle it out at the polls. Unlike last year when the current president, Lionel Moise, ran unop- to us but we don’t always go to them,” she said. posed, this election cycle has given the student “It’s not always holding a meeting, sometimes body more candidates to choose from, but the its just talking, having a conversation. SG has great ideas but we sometimes don’t listen.” issues that matter most remain the same. One of FarmThe platforms er’s initiatives is an of all three tickets online idea generator attempt to address ELECTION DAYS where students could concerns many UM submit suggestions students care about, Mon.- Wed., UC Breezeway, to SG. including parking, Moise believes from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. transportation ideas that one of the reafor freshmen, and sons why students general outreach. Mon. and Tues., in Mahoney, are often uninterestThough the candiPearson, Stanford and Hecht ed in SG elections is dates Aaron Esman, from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. because they do not Christina Farmer understand how speand Shahzam Malik cific goals and initiaall attempt to solve these problems in slightly different ways, it’s tives pertain to them. He said that a successful clear that something different must be done to candidate must have a mixture of specialized and generalized goals. accommodate the needs of all students. “You want to reach as many groups as “People are often resistant to change,” you can, but still work in the best interest of all Moise said. He believes that in order to solve big students,” he said. “Like the case of the shutproblems like parking and transportation, SG tle to Key Biscayne. It is tailored to a specific need, but really it benefits everyone.” must think outside the box. Malik and his running mate Christine “We all need to be more open-minded, willing to be more creative and open to Nanan understand that it is important for candidates to step outside of their comfort zone change,” he said. All three candidates have based their and appeal to a wide variety of students. “Even if you’re uninvolved you’re still platforms on what they believe are creative solutions to problems that students have brought a student here,” Nanan said. “You’re paying to their attention. From reaching out to inter- your student activity fee, you should get somenational students, to revamping myUM and thing out of it. You’re paying these people to even providing a new slushie machine at the work for you.” No matter what their goals, each candiC-Store, Esman, Farmer and Malik are full of date wants to be the one that is put to work original initiatives. But no matter what the results of this for the student body. But in order for them year’s election, in order to have a successful to solve problems like parking, provide more term in office, the new president will have to shuttle options and introduce more delicious overcome an enormous problem recurrent dining options, they need the input of an acthroughout every SG administration: a lack tive electorate. “Not everyone has to be involved in SG, of student body interest. “A lot of times people get elected on a but the entire student body needs to be repplatform and only work on that for the whole resented,” Moise said. “So while those palm year,” said Esman, who is currently Speaker cards and T-shirts might get a little annoying, Pro-Tempore of the student Senate. “You have it’s important to take a glance at them. It’s imto continue listening to students in case some- portant to be informed and to have your voice thing comes up. We’re not waiting around for heard.” students to come to us, we’ll go out of our way Laura Edwins may be contacted at ledwins@ to talk to them.” Each candidate this season has recog- themiamihurricane.com.

Student outreach vital to successful campaign

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MUSICAL MISSION: Sophomore songwriter Kailey Billings auditioned for Applause for a Cause, which takes place March 22. Her chosen charity for the fundraising talent show is Camp Kesem, a college student-run summer camp for kids with a parent who has (or has had) cancer.

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A look at the SG election tickets Before U vote, find out about the candidates behind this year’s campaign platforms BY NINA RUGGIERO ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

Best U Ever Had

STEVEN STUTS // Assistant Photo Editor

From left to right: Molly Piccione, Aaron Esman and Sabrina Brunch

Aaron Esman, the face of “Best U Ever Had,” is a junior from Pound Ridge, N.Y. majoring in marketing and media management. He is running with Molly Piccione as his Vice President and Sabrina Bunch as his Treasurer. “I think I’d make a good president because I really know what it’s like to be a student of the U,” Esman said. “I’ve seen all the school has to offer each student and I want to make sure all students take advantage of it. It’s my chance to give back to them.”

Esman is the Speaker ProTempore of the Student Senate and the president of SpectrUM. “Running for president is something I found myself gravitating towards during my time here,” he said. “When I first got to school I was really just interested in making friends, but through friends I joined organizations. Through organizations I took on more responsibility, and through responsibility I gained leadership positions. I feel like this is the next step.”

MAJOR PLATFORMS: Shuttles to Orlando/Tampa for Thanksgiving Monthly town hall meetings Gender-neutral housing in University Village Revamped Off-Campus Housing Fair Improvements to myUM: search for classes by time and a GPA calculator 24-hour practice rooms in the music school for reading days and finals Facebook group: Best U Ever Had

U First MAJOR PLATFORMS: Fresh farmer’s market Improvement of pre-professional tracks Dining improvements: credit card use at food kiosks, calories on menus, slushy machine in CStore, 24-hour C-store during finals. Student legal aid Textbook rental service Campus-wide access to software through the internet- SPSS, Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut UPlanner that syncs to phones and computers Rent a Bike program Facebook group: U First! STEVEN STUTS // Assistant Photo Editor

From left to right: Valentina Lamas, Christina Farmer and Nick Cote

Christina Farmer, running with Valentina Lamas as her Vice President and Nick Cote as her treasurer on the “UFirst” ticket, is a junior majoring in international finance and marketing and minoring in business law. She’s from Pensacola, Fla. Farmer is Speaker of the Student Senate, a Resident Assistant in Hecht and a member of the Tri Delta sorority. She is also on the Homecoming Executive Committee and is a P100 and a UM Ambassador. “I’ve had such a wide range of experiences on campus,” Farmer said. “I have such a strong desire to reach out to students, listen to their needs and ideas and find and create the best possible solution to their problems.” Farmer said her team’s goals were compiled after speaking to the students and finding out what their needs really were.

All For U Shahzam Malik from Lahore, Pakistan is a junior majoring in entrepreneurship. He is running with Christine Nanan as his treasurer under the slogan “All For U.” “I would make a good president because I have a lot of experience and I actually enjoy doing it,” Malik said. “It’s my passion and it’s something I excel at.” Malik describes himself as loyal, hard-working and diverse. He is a member of the Student Government Cabinet and the Council of International Students and Organizations Cabinet. He is also the United Nations Day Chair and the Vice President of Strictly Business, an association that helps prepare students for the business world. “I truly like diversity and I want to stress the fact that we have students from all across the world. I think they should be represented. I just want to make the school a better place,” Malik said. Mike DeMasco and Zach Hill of the “Help Us Help U” ticket have dropped out of the formal race.

MAJOR PLATFORMS: Parking zone reform Wednesday off before Thanksgiving Twenty-four hour printers and scanners Grocery delivery service Free door-to-door shuttle service Additional shuttle stops at Red Road Commons and other locations such as Dadeland Station and Mall Laptop and phone chargers in the library Refrigerator, TV and game console rental service in residential colleges Facebook group: ALL FOR U! STEVEN STUTS // Assistant Photo Editor

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If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

MATTHEW TOW Senior “Hogwarts.”

TAVIS GOODNIGHT Sophomore “Milan, Italy because that’s where my family is from.”

CARLY MILLS Junior “To the moon because it would be so cool to go into space.”

PATRICK SHEA Sophomore “Kansas.” Check out online Speak Up at themiamihurricane.com. Speak Up answers are edited for clarity, brevity and accuracy. compiled by

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Next year should be the Best U Ever Had As a university, we face a multitude of important issues. Parking is still a challenge, freshmen transportation is lacking and several other issues plague our student body. For student government, the challenge is having goals that alleviate the problems we face. Platform ideas must be agreeable with administration, and cost is always an issue. The difficulty is increased for members of the student government executive board because they only have a one-year term to accomplish all of their promises. For these reasons, The Miami Hurricane endorses the “Best U Ever Had” ticket for the 2010 campaign season. From buying a new f lagpole for the ROTC program to 24-hour practice rooms for music students during finals, their ideas are practical and reach out to a variety of students.

Many of their goals could be achieved easily and be immediately beneficial to students. A GPA calculator on myUM and a gender-neutral housing option will be relatively free for the university. They also have broader initiatives that appeal to the entire student body. A class roster with everyone’s contact information will allow for more communication to occur between students facilitating group projects and studying. This ticket has members on it that get tasks done. According to Aaron Esman, they were involved with the committee that brought back the Ibis Ride. All of their goals can be achieved in their one term. The next president who may not be as excited about their predecessor’s goals will not have to finish their tasks. The development of transfer assistants for new students is also appealing. It coin-

cides with the university’s “First Year Experience” push and is a great way to make this group get more involved on campus and help them develop friendships. Life off-campus would also be enhanced if their platforms are achieved. Revamping the Off-Campus Housing Fair to include more companies that rent furniture makes sense at UM, since we have a diverse student body from around the world. Not having to move a couch back home after only two years of use would help avoid back pain thanks to these increased options. This ticket represents the best leadership for the university for the upcoming year, and we believe they will most advance our student body.

Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial staff.

Proper citation a must at all levels T he University of Miami Undergraduate Honor Council, like many similar organizations at universities around the country, annually hosts a number of events to raise awareness of the importance STEPHEN BONE CONTRIBUTING of academic integrity COLUMNIST and the consequences of cheating. While the focus of these events is to dissuade students from plagiarizing, they also encourage proper citation and discourage academic sloppiness. Occasionally, cases are brought before academic integrity councils that involve carelessly cited references that are incorrect or incomplete rather than merely missing. Under such circumstances, it is difficult for judiciary panels to ascertain whether an honest mistake has been made or whether a student has provided random citations in order to make a paper appear more complete. Because of this ambiguity, an incautiously cited paper can result in a student receiving an official academic warning or probation ruling. A recent high-profile example of the importance of correct and careful citations

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occurred in President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Obama made the following statement regarding the strengths to be found in America’s diversity by referencing “the promise enshrined in our Constitution, the notion that we are all created equal.” Almost any middle-school civics student could clarify that the principle that “all men are created equal” is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, not in the Constitution. Perhaps, Mr. Obama was referring to “equal protection of the laws,” which is guaranteed, not in the body of the Constitution, but instead in the 14th Amendment? Either way, by the standard of strict academic scrutiny, this was an ambiguous reference. It is unfortunate that such examples are set by character models, especially by a trained attorney and former college instructor. It was, however, not the first error of its kind in a State of the Union address. In President Clinton’s final State of the Union Address he made the following assertion in regard to a list of goals: “And we will become at last what our founders pledged us to be so long ago- ‘one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.’” Like President Obama, President Clinton did provide an attribution for the quote.

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Also like President Obama, however, he misattributed it, in this case to the founders (presumably, of the United States). The quote is from “The Pledge of Allegiance,” written by Francis Bellamy in 1892 and modified by Congress in 1954. Since the United States was founded in 1776, Reverend Bellamy would not qualify as a “founder.” Further complicating this misattribution is the fact that Bellamy’s beliefs (he was both a nationalist and a socialist) were antithetical to those of the founders. All things considered, many academic judicial boards would most likely find both President Obama and President Clinton guilty of some degree of academic misconduct if such misattributions were to be found throughout their submitted class materials. Academic integrity means more than simply not stealing someone else’s work. It also means getting the facts correct, and not randomly filling in the blanks with attributions to support whatever point you wish to make. Stephen Bone is a 2001 graduate of the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami. As a student, he was a member of the Undergraduate Honor Council. He may be contacted at sbone@themiamihurricane.com.


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any opponents of the living wage campaign state that such an idea is unjust. They believe people should earn whatever they can, and that the subsidization of a living wage ADAM BIRDRIDNELL through progressive CONTRIBUTING taxation is wrong. COLUMNIST Is such a view indeed the just position? The 'injustice' of a living wage would, of course, not need to occur if it weren't for the prior injustice of disparities of wealth. However, are the concentrations of wealth indeed unjust in the first place? Calling in the army to protect wealth (as the robber barons did) or allowing the rich to control opinion and government policy in order to protect wealth can only be considered just if their gain of wealth is

just in the first place. Unfortunately, this is rarely true. Luck and early advantages (such as training or talent) are usually the reasons for gain of wealth within one generation. Are these reasons just? If one person takes their savings and buys one plot of land and another buys a second plot of land and then oil is discovered on one and the other turns to desert, then is the resulting disparity of wealth just? Did they earn it? Surely not. Indeed, if a person inherits a billion dollars and never works a day in their life, but their fortune accrues interest from the labor of others, is that income just? Did the person earn their wealth or their income? I think not. However, is it possible in our system to earn a million dollars by simply working harder than everyone else? Of course not. If my parents pay for Harvard Law School and I work 60 hours a week and

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become a millionaire, a disadvantaged person who works 100 hours a week will never earn what I earn, no matter how hard they work. Therefore it is clearly not a difference in effort that produces the disparity, and so it cannot be that any such person earns their huge concentration of wealth. In other words, a rich man can claim to be against a living wage (paid for by progressive taxation or an inheritance tax) but they simply cannot claim that their reason is due to its injustice. Justice is clearly not a factor in their world view since, if it were, wages would be based on effort or sacrifice. They would not allow such wealth to accrue to themselves in the first place, in which case a legally-required living wage would not be necessary. Adam Bird-Ridnell is a sophomore majoring in history and philosophy. He may be contacted at abirdridnell@themiamihurricane.com.

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Check out the animated and live-action Academy Award-nominated short films at the Cosford Cinema on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., free for students.

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2. nefariousgirl Web site: nefariousgirl.com/blog.html Nightlife’s the word when it comes to nefariousgirl photography by local photographer Jipsy. The alternative girl taking snaps at Poplife has maintained a multimedia photo journal that captures the underground music scene in Miami. Turn to her blog for upcoming music events at hipster venues, but beware the unforgiving lens! As the blog greeting suggests, “Some images have been edited to protect the guilty.”

1. Daily Candy – Miami Edition Web site: dailycandy.com/miami Specific to major cities, the popular Daily Candy blog saves a seat for Miami, featuring “hand-picked” content ranging from cuisine to culture in the area. By using the “Find By Neighborhood” feature, visitors can keep track of upcoming cultural events and major brand name sales in Wynwood or South Beach, for example. But perhaps the best feature is the Weekend Guide, a quirky, weekly recommendation for unique events, such as a flapper performing at the World Erotic Art Museum.

4. The 305 Web site: the305.com For hip-hop lovers or curious readers alike, The 305 blog focuses on celebrities in Miami, such as the Super Bowl event at Club PLAY with Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj and upcoming VIP parties you can attend. As if knowing who’s in town wasn’t enough, the blog also features a “Honey of the Day” and updates on new sneaker releases in Miami.

3. Off The Radar Web site: offtheradarmusic.com Attention tyrannical music snobs! If you stare yearningly into the WVUM station (like I do), tune into Off The Radar, a comprehensive local and underground music blog that publishes artist info about new bands and upcoming albums. You can even follow them on Twitter to receive live updates about locations like Vagabond and their guest DJs.

Nicolette Roque may be contacted at nroque@themiamihurricane.com. February 22 - February 24, 2010

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For students, by students BY BROOKE BURGSTAHLER CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

This semester, QuantUM Entertainment, a student-run theater group, will bring three new plays to the University of Miami free of charge. The organization, part of Hurricane Productions, puts on several plays and musicals throughout the year, and students are in charge of every aspect of each show. “All positions- designers, crew, actors, directors and producers- are students,” said Joanna Lamb, vice chair of QuantUM. “Students who participate in QuantUM can come from any major, and there are no prerequisites for participation.” Technical director Katie Sikora is the perfect example. “I was a theater nerd in middle school and high school and didn't have that outlet when I got to college as a marine affairs and visual journalism double major,” Sikora said. “So my second semester of freshman year, one of my friends put me on the listserv for QuantUM, and I ended up as co-producer of the last two productions of the spring semester.” "Songs for a New World" is scheduled to hit the stage Wedneday, Feb. 24-Sunday, Feb. 28 at the School of Communication Courtyard. "Fat Men in Skirts" will be appearing April 16-18, and "Ben" on April 28 to May 2. The venues for these two shows have yet to be determined. The musical "Songs for a New World" features works written by composer Jason Robert Brown. The musical includes a variety of unique characters linked by one common theme. Lamb feels very passionate about the showing of this musical at UM. “I think this show is especially relevant for college students because it addresses the pivotal moments in life when one decision can change everything,” Lamb said. “Everyone who comes to the show may take a different message away from it, but I know that everyone will enjoy the beautiful music and phenomenal acting of our great cast.” Lamb also said that this is a show that most UM students have never seen before and that she is excited to bring something new to the UM scene. “Since those working on the 12

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A WHOLE NEW WORLD: Junior Anna Clausen rehearses her solo for QuantUM’s new musical “Songs for a New World.” show are entirely students, the shows themselves are always fresh and innovative because it is your fellow students with the vision,” QuantUM treasurer Kathleen Molinaro said. All students, faculty and staff may attend QuantUM productions for free with their Cane Cards. “Our shows are free for UM students because our funding comes from the student activity fees that every student pays,” Lamb said. “This enables us to create high quality events, and if you come to a QuantUM event, you're getting use out of your own student activity fee!” Brooke Burgstahler may be contacted at bburgstahler@themiamihurricane. com.

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QuantUM plays to look out for: ’Songs for a New World,’ to be performed Wed.,Feb. 24-Sun., Feb. 28 at the School of Communication Courtyard ’Fat Men in Skirts,’ to be performed April 16-18 ’Ben,’ to be performed on April 28May 2

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the number of combined errors between Miami and Rutgers on Sunday afternoon

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-run walk-off home run by freshman center fielder Zeke DeVoss on Sunday afternoon

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Another last-second defeat for the Canes Miami falls 77-73 to Georgia Tech BY LELAN LEDOUX SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

Not once but twice the No. 19 Georgia Tech Yellows have stung the Miami Hurricane basketball team this season. This time, the Yellow Jackets (21-7, 7-5) came in the BankUnited Center on Sunday and defeated the Hurricanes (16-11, 3-9), 77-73. The Hurricanes found themselves down by nine with less then three minutes remaining and fought back but fell short. “It was a heck of a comeback,” head coach Katie Meier said. “We found ourselves down. It was discouraging. It was a heck of an effort from my team. Many teams would have thought they were dead in the water, down nine.” The Canes tied the game at 73 when sophomore guard Shenise Johnson nailed two free throws with 49 seconds remaining. But two free throws by Australian senior Brigitte Ardossi gave Georgia Tech the lead for good. On the following possession, a turnover by freshman Stefanie Yderström sealed the victory for the Yellow Jackets.

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BREAKING THROUGH: Sophomore forward Shenise Johnson attempts to drive through two GT defenders in the second half. The Hurricanes had hope of tying or winning the game on their final possession but they couldn’t get off a single shot. “It comes down to lack of execution on our last possession on our half,” Meier said about the last possession. “I was really disappointed on what we wanted and we missed it. It was for Shenise. In the end we have to get her the ball.” Johnson showed why she is an All-American candidate as she dropped 28 points on 10of-18 shooting in 39 minutes of action.

CLOSE CALLS AND NAIL BITERS Feb. 11 Loss to Virginia 69-63 (OT) Feb. 14 Loss to N.C. State 66-64 Feb. 18 Loss to Clemson 73-72 (OT) Feb. 21 Loss to Georgia Tech 77-73

In her second game off the bench, sophomore guard Riquna Williams scored 15 straight points for the Canes but struggled in the second half with three points. Williams finished with 18 points on 6-for-14 from the f loor but was 2-for-5 from the free throw line. For nearly 10 minutes, the Canes were held without a field goal and they found having to battle uphill again. During that time, Georgia Tech went on a 19-5 run. “We lost our focus. We hit a wall,” Meier said. “I had to call a timeout just to wake us up. We were not ourselves there and we had no energy at all.” Earlier this season, Georgia Tech defeated the Hurricanes, 80-73 in overtime. Ardossi scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds in that win and on Sunday she had 27 points. The Hurricanes have two remaining games. They will face a dominating Florida State next, a team

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ON THE REBOUND: Freshman guard Stefanie Yderström attempts to regain possession after a Georgia Tech steal. that the Canes defeated earlier this season. Miami will end the regular season at home this Sunday against Boston College. Miami only has three ACC wins. The Hurricanes need to win their last two games and a few games in the ACC Tournament just to be considered a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. Meier is banking on fortune to return back to her team. “I don’t want to say this

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team has had hard luck,” Meier said. “Obviously we haven’t had fortune go our way a lot. We have to generate a new attitude. We still [have] a chance.” The Canes face No. 10 Florida State on Thursday night at 7 p.m. That game can be heard on 90.5 FM or wvum.org. Lelan LeDoux may be contacted at lledoux@themiamihurricane.com.

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MEN’S TENNIS

Canes overcome Hatters in tough match Team improves in both doubles and singles BY DEBORA RUBI SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

The University of Miami (3-2) won a tough match 6-1 over instate rival Stetson (2-2) Friday afternoon in a competition tougher than the final score portrayed. “Stetson was really tough today and gave us a challenging match,” head coach Mario Rincon said. “We haven’t played in a couple of weeks, so it felt good to get out here and see the guys compete.” The Hurricanes got their first point from doubles play. Juniors Hector Nieto and Keith Crowley remained undefeated in doubles play (3-0) with an 8-7 (7-4) win. No. 90 junior Carl Sundberg and sophomore Ignacio Taboada breezed to an 8-3 win their match while junior Christian Blocker and senior David Simon earned their seventh win of the season 8-5. Sundberg got off to a slow start in his match but was able to recover for a 7-6, 6-4

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victory over Maksim Levanovich. Also winning in straight sets was Taboada 6-3, 6-4 over Aleks Hacket and Crowley 6-4, 6-3 over Didrik Berg. Blocker needed three sets to defeat Mark Mestan 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Simon won 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. The only loss of the match came in a heated battle between junior Waylon Chin and Cesare Gallo. Chin fell to the Stetson player 6-4, 7-6. Chin was penalized after the game for refusing to shake hands with his opponent. “Some of our guys didn’t handle themselves very well,” Rincon said. “It’s something we can’t afford as the competition gets better.” On Sunday, Miami hosted the University of Central Florida at the Ashe/ Buchholz Tennis Center at Moore Park in to promote tennis to socially and economically challenged youth with the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department and the Greater Miami Tennis and Education Foundation. The No. 31 Hurricanes were able to sneak past the Knights 4-3 with Taboada

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clinching the winning point with a 6-7 (74), 6-2, 6-3 win. The Hurricanes won the doubles point with Nieto and Crowley’s fourth win of the season, 9-7, and Blocker and Simon’s eighth win of the season cruising 8-4. After getting a 2-0 lead with a singles win by Blocker 6-1, 6-2 the Knights won two games against Chin and Simon to tie the match 2-2. Sundberg gave the lead to the Hur-

ricanes with a 7-5, 7-5 win. Crowley fell to Claudio Romano after Taboada had already clinched the fourth decisive point. “I think we improved in a lot of areas but still we need to overall be mentally tougher,” Rendon said. The Hurricanes host the University of South Florida on Feb. 28 at noon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. Debora Rubi may be contacted at drubi@ themiamihurricane.com.

SEASON STATISTICS

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KEITH CROWLEY - 4-5

CARL SUNDBERG - 9-9

IGNACIO TABOADA - 6-1

CHRISTIAN BLOCKER - 10-5

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DAVID SIMON - 10-6

BLOCKER/SIMON - 8-4

WAYLON CHIN - 7-6

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Dear V, My girlfriend is getting her clit pierced. Is there a danger of injuring her (or myself) during sex? Will I have to do anything differently to please her? Please advise! Sincerely, Danger Down There

What a brave woman! First you should clarify if she is actually getting the clit itself pierced or the clitoral hood. Lots of women don’t want to get their clitoris pierced directly, because it may cause her lack of orgasmic sensation, pain or even nerve damage. As another option, most women choose the safer piercing of their clitoral hood, the skin that covers the clitoris. There are two options to go for here: the horizontal clitoral hood piercing and the vertical clitoral hood piercing, which is the more popular. With this piercing, the jewelry rests directly on her clitoris and may enhance orgasmic feeling for your girlfriend. While this will be exciting for both of you, you’ll probably have to wait at least a few weeks for action between the sheets to start up again. The piercing will need some time to heal and will most likely be very sensitive (i.e. too sensitive for sex). When all is good and healed, however, I’d prepare for quite a bit of action. Studies have

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OFF TO BATTLE: Eaton’s “Warriors in Pink” march to the IM Fields (left). The SportsFest flame burns strong at the closing ceremonies on Sunday (above).

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