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MONICA HERNDON // PHOTO EDITOR STATE-OF-THE-ART AMENITIES: The Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence, located just north of the existing Hecht Athletic Center, features a new football locker room, a collection of Hurricane memorabilia in the lobby and an expanded training and rehabilitation area. The official dedication of the center was held Friday.


There is a giant U glowing with neon behind the soaring glass panes that welcomes you to the Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence, but it’s not even the brightest thing in the room. That would be the glare off Miami’s four crystal footballs – plus a fifth national championship trophy that’s slightly more modest – that sit in the lobby to celebrate Hurricane history and remind our athletes of the ultimate goal. It’s a fitting entry for the center, which houses new training facilities and academic support for student-athletes. The Schwartz Center had its official dedication Friday. President Donna E. Shalala was in attendance to honor the project’s lead donors, Theodore and Todd Schwartz.

The Canes now have an athletics building with high-end amenities that gave the University of Miami a needed upgrade. “We are now able to compete with other schools. This doesn’t put us ahead yet, it gets us on par,” said Chris Yandle, assistant athletic director for communications. Yandle came to Miami from Baylor, whose Simpson Athletic and Academic Center just about set the standard for other universities to aspire to. His first thoughts when he saw the Canes’ existing facility: “How did they win five titles here?” “It’s amazing how much Miami did with so little,” Yandle said. “But in 2013, kids are recruiting with their eyes.” From now on, prospective student-athletes will walk up the brick path that boasts names like Vince Wilfork and Ed Reed among its sponsors. SEE NEW BUILDING, PAGE 10






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Law school society mentors pre-law undergraduates Phi Alpha Delta aids in admission process BY LAINEY MEIRI CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

It’s one thing to aspire to attend law school, but it’s another to know how to make it there. “I’m pre-law,” sophomore Chloe Ruffel-Smith said. “And I don’t know where to find good information about the application and admissions processes.” So members of the University of Miami School of Law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), a professional service organization, have teamed up with PAD’s undergraduate chapter to help students cope with a daunting stream of information. “We have a mentorship program that pairs us with Phi Alpha Delta’s UM law chapter,” said Alessandria San Roman, president of the undergraduate chapter. “My mentor is absolutely phenomenal. He guides me throughout the processes I need help with, whether it’s undergradu-

ate course selection or figuring out what type of law I should go in to.” Zach Ludens, a third-year law student who guides San Roman, founded the mentorship program during his first year at UM School of Law. “There’s no way you can truly know what it’s like to be in law school until you’ve done it,” Ludens said. “But having someone who’s already there get to know you, what you like and what your interests are can help you make the right decisions.” Ludens added that the idea for a mentorship program to help undergraduate law school hopefuls was right in front of him. “We have all of these people who want to go to law school and we do go to law school,” he added. “So we partnered with the president of the undergraduate chapter of PAD at that time and started the program.” Members of the undergraduate group who sign up for a mentor get to meet with a law student for the remainder of their undergraduate career.

“Students are able to make what they want out of it,” San Roman said. There are approximately 50 members in PAD’s undergraduate chapter, all of whom are eligible for the program. If there are more undergraduates than law students, some mentors will have more than one mentee. “Members will start opting in to the process within the next couple of weeks,” San Roman said. “If they would like a new mentor or decided they want a mentor after not originally opting in, they will still have an opportunity to be matched. We won’t turn away any members.” How often the undergraduates and law students meet is up to them. “I encourage mentees to meet with their mentors at the beginning of every semester, and after that determine what they want out of the mentorship,” Ludens said. “A sophomore won’t need to meet as often as a senior who’s applying to law schools.” Apart from the mentorship program, PAD also provides undergraduate members with opportunities to hear guest

speakers at the law school, sit in on some law classes, and network with local judges and attorneys. “Phi Alpha Delta [at the undergraduate level] is focused on making sure that students are well informed about law school and the admissions process,” San Roman said. Becoming a member is not necessarily a commitment to attend law school, she said. It can also be an opportunity to determine whether law school might be right for the student. Ludens agreed. “The big thing I make sure to tell people is to make sure you know you want to go to law school and be a lawyer,” he said. “After that, the other thing is go to the school you really want to go to. Don’t choose a law school just because it’s the highest ranked one you got into, or because you have friends who go there. Go to the place that feels right for you.”


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HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT: Senior Christina Whitney rides the mechanical bull at the Rat at its first-ever Western Wednesday. The event, hosted by Canes Night Live (CNL) and the Rathskeller Advisory Board (RAB), also featured country music and free bandanas to all attendees. Both committees are under the umbrella of Hurricane Productions. CNL organizes alternative late-night events for students on campus, like Canes Carnival, while the RAB tailors specifically to events held at the Rat, such as football watch parties.

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Architecture students archive history, win honorable mention Life-scale projects escape classroom BY AMANDA ARRANDT CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Scaling walls and climbing on beams are not what comes to mind when going about a typical homework assignment in the School of Architecture. But that’s what professor Ricardo Lopez and his students did in order to get inside the roof of the historical Gesu Catholic Church in downtown Miami. “A unique challenge was to get into the roof,” he said. “We had to climb up this tiny ladder that was tucked inside the wall that is an original part of the building in order to measure the trusses.” Their project was to measure and draw the historical building for submission to the Historic American Building Survey (HABS), which will be archived in the Library of Congress. Since 1933, HABS has been collecting measured drawings, photographs and written reports for the purpose of documenting historic places within the United States. Their hard work paid off. Ten architecture students from the class won the 2013 Charles E. Peterson honorable mention award

for their drawings. Lopez and two students from the class, Jose Vela and Ariana Ragusa, will be traveling to Scottsdale, Ariz., on Oct. 19 to accept their prize. Vela, a recent graduate, said that the Gesu experience has helped him in his career. “It taught me how to learn the proper steps in documenting a building by measuring, sketching and compiling a proper set of drawings,” he said. Jorge Hernandez, an architecture professor, said that the Peterson Prize honors the best in historic, architectural documentation. “This is the second year that our students were awarded a Peterson Prize Honorable mention,” he said. “The Peterson Prize recognizes the highest quality documentation nationwide. This is an important distinction that elevates the profile of the program, our school, students and faculty for documenting the architecture of our region and bringing it to national attention.” Architecturally, the Gesu Church is an important historic Miami building. Its steel frame structure is very rare for the time period in which it was built. In 1925, this technology was primarily used to build skyscrapers. The trusses are what drew Lopez to this particular building.

COURTESY OF RICARDO LOPEZ ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE: Architecture students Matthew Cohen, Carolina Madureira, Mara Wine, Ariana Ragusa, Shef Ali Lal and Jose Vela III drew a sketch of the Gesu Catholic Church in Miami. The team was recognized nationally for their work.

“The roof is noteworthy because it has a long-span steel frame truss,” he said. “This allows for a longer span without columns inside the church; it’s single-wide open space.”

The Gesu project took the students one semester to complete by visiting the site once a week in three-hour increments. This semester, Lopez and a new group of students will be measuring and drawing Coral Gables City Hall located in Coral Gables.



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Broadcast program to update film software BY EDDIE SANCHEZ CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

The University of Miami is adding $1.7 million worth of state-of-the-art studio equipment to benefit the students at UMTV and the School of Communication’s broadcast program. “It’s exciting to have hands-on experience with new equipment that is used in big networks like Univision, NBC and ABC,” said UMTV Station Manager Lauren Behar. Eight new high-definition studio cameras – six on pedestals and two fixed ones – are expected to arrive later this month and be put to use right away. The switch to HD work will happen in the spring semester after key components such as monitors, routers and graphics are integrated into the system. “This is a very exciting time for us,” said electronic media professor Ed Julbe. “The migration to HD has been slow and steady.”

His colleague, broadcast journalism professor Andy Barton, said the change will help streamline the production process. “These cameras, along with some new control room equipment, will enable us to broadcast in HD,” he said. “We already shoot all of our field video in HD, but then had to convert it to standard definition before it goes out over the air.” Students and faculty will also be learning to use new editing software. The school is switching to a program called Avid to replace Final Cut Pro, which students have used for years. “The switch to Avid was one that was made collectively as a faculty,” Julbe said. “Avid has been a leader in the world of post-production for many years. By making the switch, we are preparing our students on the same software used by industry professionals.” Some students aren’t thrilled about changing to a new system but can see the benefit. “I do not like the change from Final Cut Pro to Avid, but I am happy because this program would be needed in the real world,” said senior Galie Darwich, co-executive producer of UniMiami, a Spanish news show similar to Univision’s news program on UMTV.

Board member passes after 27 years BY ASHLEY MARTINEZ ASSISTANT EDITOR

Longtime UM trustee and Miami Hurricanes enthusiast Nicholas “Nick” Crane passed away Sept. 30, 2013. He was 90. Crane came to the university in 1949 as a student and received his bachelor and law degrees in 1951 and 1953, respectively. He dedicated himself to his alma mater by giving his time and resources. “Nick Crane was thoughtful, smart and just plain nice,” said University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala in a statement. “He never gave up on his community or his beloved Canes. He will be missed.” He was elected to UM’s Board of Trustees in 1986 and was named a senior trustee in 1998. During his 27 years on the board, he served on various committees, including executive, academic affairs, finance, investments, student affairs and he chaired the athletic advisory from 1990 to 1993. Oct. 10 - Oct. 13, 2013

Crane was a member of the UM Hospital Board of Governors and served on the visiting committees of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Business Administration, Communication, CRANE Law, and Nursing and Health Studies. Crane was a member of the George E. Merrick Giving Society. He continually gave support to many university initiatives, including athletics, the BankUnited Center and the School of Business Administration. The Della Crane Classroom at the Graduate School of Business Administration is named in memory of his late wife. Crane is survived by two children, who are also Hurricanes, Lisa A. Crane (B.A. ‘87) and Nicholas A. Crane Jr. (B.A. ‘79), and his granddaughter, Rachel Reyes. The university will hold a memorial service in Crane’s honor at the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center at 2 p.m. on Oct. 25. THE MIAMI HURRICANE



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Frost School singer releases second EP Rising songwriter featured in Festival Miami, on ‘The Voice’ BY JESS SWANSON STAFF WRITER

During the 15-minute break between class, sophomore Jared Dylan camouflages in the sea of scattering students with Arctic Monkeys blasting in his ear buds. The music business major is one of the nation’s youngest and most talented songwriters and was awarded the prestigious John Lennon Scholarship on Sept. 24. “I was sitting in the dining hall when they called me to tell me I won,” he said. “I was surprised. I’m still surprised really. I applied a year ago, and I thought I didn’t win.” Dylan is the first student from the Frost School of Music to have won the scholarship since 2003. The 19-year-old has written 53 songs and recorded at least 15. He has released one extended play and is working on a second. The young musician already has a Pandora channel, and his music is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and iHeartRadio. His music videos are also displayed on MTV’s website, and he was casted on “The Voice” two summers ago. Originally from Montville, N.J., Dylan never planned on being a singer or songwriter; he’s been playing guitar much longer. But after being rejected as lead guitar for a band his freshman year of high school, he returned his sophomore year to try again. Except this time it was for lead singer. And he got it. “I took one singing lesson before the audition,” Dylan said. “I came back to her after I got it, and she helped me realize that I prefer to sing my own music that I write and connect to, and not covers.”

Before he graduated from high school, he had recorded two to three music videos with a friend of his. He then shared the videos on Facebook where his father’s friend (who happened to be a producer) saw them and started working with the aspiring star. Dylan then released his first EP, “In Panic,” in 2012. “My dad has been completely supportive,” he said. “I started singing and writing music, and my dad started to think of ways to make it a career.” Dylan’s father attended the University of Miami’s School of Business and was president of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. During his summer breaks, Dylan’s father enrolled him in summer camps at UM, and once Dylan was applying to college, getting accepted to UM was his top priority. “I love this weather,” Dylan said. “But really the music program is the best in contemporary, and the music is incomparable. It’s the right place to be working with incredible musicians every single day.” Casting agents for “The Voice” approached him the summer before he started classes at UM. He was asked to audition, went through several rounds, and was an official team member. “But no one turned around when I went up,” he said. “But to be honest, I didn’t want to be on it, it wasn’t my style. My favorite part was the relationships I made with other singers on the show.” When Dylan is not in one of his 12 classes, he is studying for them. But in his spare time, he prefers to sing and write music. He has performed at Moon Thai and Festival Miami Songwriters’ Showcase. “I am releasing my second EP hopefully in the beginning of next year,” he said. “‘Luna Loves Me’ is a song about a girl I got close to on ‘The Voice,’ and ‘Man Behind The Mask’ is the title track, and it’s a little different from what I usually do, but it’s really moving for me to sing.”

CHARLOTTE CUSHING // STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER MIAMI MUSICIAN: Sophomore Jared Dylan rehearses before the Songwriters’ Showcase Wednesday.


COISO to raise awareness of child labor laws at UN Day International students address global issue BY CAROLYN REYES CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Creative tents and exhibits by University of Miami international students will fill the university green this week to raise awareness about the global issue of exploited child labor, in which youngsters are forced to work, often under difficult and dangerous conditions. According to a recent U.S. Department of Labor report, entitled “2012 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,” there are approximately 168 million child laborers around the world, 85 million of whom work in hazardous conditions. COISO, the Council of International Students and Organizations, chosen that theme 4


for this year’s United Nations Day event, which takes place at noon Thursday. UN Day honors the international diplomatic organization’s charter that was created in 1947 to promote international peace and cooperation. “We organize United Nations Day because we want to raise awareness among students of issues that they may not know about,” said Andres Morfin, COISO treasurer. Morfin said the student response to past UN Days has been great. “Our theme last year was on environmental issues,” he said. “We saw so many students attend, about 100 every hour. It was great to see President Donna E. Shalala stop by. This upcoming UN Day, we will be having guides lead students through [exhibits in] seven tents, and [they will] be able to ask questions.” Sophomore Ana Perez, a COISO member, says this year’s theme is an important one.


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“Child labor issues occur worldwide, but at times isn’t spoken about, which is why we chose to focus on this topic unanimously and wanted to inform students about it,” she said. Anna De Andreis, the COISO president, is also excited about this event. “This year, we want to spread awareness to other students about what is being done by the United Nations and other organizations to solve [the child labor] problem,” she said. COISO began in 1967 to support the interests of international students who travel from all over the globe to study at UM. Kiran Chawla, vice president of external affairs for UM’s chapter of Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., a sorority for South Asian women, said students from different countries and cultures are coming together to make UN Day a great event.

“We love the fact we are doing something to bring awareness to issues from around the world,” she said. After UN Day, COISO members will plan to follow up on child labor issues.

IF YOU GO WHAT: United Nations Day WHERE: University Green WHEN: Noon on Thursday PARTICIPANTS: Colombian Students Association, Alliance of Latin American Students, Venezuelan Students Association, Filipino Students Association and Hui AlohaPacific Islander Students Association

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FILE PHOTO BY CAYLA NIMMO SAVVY SELLER: Jessica Vashon tries to sell sophomore Matthew Kenyon a bike during the Kmart Bike Sale Blowout in August 2011.


National Gandhi Day of Service will take place Saturday at more than 20 sites throughout Miami-Dade County. Students may register alone, with a student organization or with a group of friends at Walkins are encouraged to attend. Checkin will last until 9:30 a.m., and buses will leave campus after the opening ceremony. Students will be back on campus by 2 p.m. Free T-shirts will be provided to all participants, as well as breakfast and lunch.


Big Sean and Gareth Emery will be performing at the 2013 Homecoming Concert at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7. Tickets are free for students and will be available beginning Monday at the UC Ticket Window from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit


The Office of Emergency Management will conduct a system test of the Emergency Notification Network Friday. The test will include SMS text messages, voice messages, emails, website banners, social media, campus cable TV, digital signage, outdoor warning sirens and, beginning this year, mass public address announcements in most buildings on the Coral Gables campus and on the university Green.


Tickets for the Miami Sequarium will be half price for students on Saturday and Sunday. Students and up to five guests can receive the special offer, but students must present their Cane Cards to redeem the deal and enjoy the marine animal shows and tropical wildlife.


The UBike Expo and Sale will be held on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students are encouraged to attend if interested in registering a bike with UMPD or meeting others with similar interests. Participants include All 4 Cycling, Bike Safe, Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Everglades Bicycle Club, Gables Bike Day, Green U, Mack Cycle, UMPD and the Virginia Key Bicycling Club.


Canes After Dark will be hosting an event Friday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m at the Student Activities Center. The event, “Paranormal Activities,” will feature a contortionist at 10 p.m., trick or treating in the student organization suites, live bands on the patio, make your own candy apple, decorate your own lantern, and corn bread and mac ‘n’ cheese from Boston Market. Ashley Martinez may be emailed at

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Anonymous Facebook pages tailored to university communities have become a popular outlet for college students looking to express themselves freely. At the University of Miami, several hundred students have liked the pages UMiami Secrets, U Miami Whispers and UMiami Admirers, to name a few. The idea is similar to the PostSecret project, where people anonymously mail in secrets on a homemade postcard. When creator Frank Warren visited campus in 2011, he emphasized the healthy need to share secrets and the empowering feeling of connecting to someone with the same secret. But because of this anonymity, many of the Facebook pages have become an online version of a campus gossip tabloid. Despite the prevalence of inappropriate and disrespectful comments, students still have the freedom of expression. There shouldn’t be restrictions

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on the existence of these pages, but both users and page administrators should realize that there are limitations to anonymity – especially when it comes to criminal activity. The risk of these anonymous confessionals was demonstrated at Boston College last week when a student on the BC Confessions page posted about sexually assaulting three girls. Police were notified, and the student admins of the page turned over information on the submission to authorities. Facebook pages granting anonymity to their users create an expectation of privacy, which is the reason people feel comfortable revealing thoughts that they wouldn’t otherwise. But it’s ultimately a false sense of security. Administrators running the pages have taken on responsibility for the posts that are published online. It’s their job to monitor content and report crimes to authorities. In fact, confessions to crimes


jective concept. It seems like Lady Gaga is famous, right? But a 60-year-old could meet the Fame Monster and unknowingly offer the 27-year-old a batch of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies like she would to the rest of her grandchildren. What about President Donna E. Shalala? She is an esteemed figure on campus who inspires awe in students and faculty with her many accolades


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should not be published in the first place. Because these pages are named in connection to universities with a reputation to uphold, it’s unwise to cause alarm and portray the institution in a bad light. The anonymous BC Confessions post, for example, was later deemed a hoax, according to an article in The Heights, BC’s student newspaper; thus, it created an unnecessary panic that could’ve been avoided had it been privately reported to authorities. In this case, screening posts should not be considered censorship, but rather a form of ensuring safety and justice. It’s emotionally relieving to let the truth out. But page users should remember to exercise caution, and admins should take action when there are people who don’t. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

Fame carries subjective meaning n the words of our favorite famous monster, and not the one that eats cookies, Lady Gaga is “doin’ it for the fame.” After listening to this song an appropriate number of times, I think I finally understand its purpose – she does it for the fame. However, what really makes someone famous, recognized or truly successful? An individual isn’t simply famous or not. Fame is a relative and sub-

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and prestigious position. But, if a random individual were to bump into her in the ice cream section of a grocery store in her hometown of Cleveland, would this person feel any different toward her than anyone else? Does her twin sister think of her as President Shalala, or former secretary of health and human services? Who an individual considers famous is based on a number of factors including his or her personality, interests, self-awareness, age and social environment. One person may become star-struck, while others may act normally around this “famous” individual. People are just that – human. As students, we should not strive toward fame or recognition, but rather explore our talents and skills to ultimately find careers that fulfill us. If you become the next Mark Zuckerberg simply because you followed your dreams and passions, then more power to you. Alyssa Jacobson is a junior majoring in advertising and political science.


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Mentors’ past can help avoid turmoil


t was my freshman year in high school when I developed a modified case of senioritis. I wasn’t lazy – I just wanted to leave. Something about the hallways and the cafeteria felt directionless and cataclysmic. When my circle of friends became a gap-filled crescent because of different HUNTER WRIGHT preferences of personal poisons, I spent as CONTRIBUTING much time as I could in my English teachCOLUMNIST er’s classroom. His name was Mr. Klassen, and he was younger than my parents, but old enough to know himself. This man did one simple thing for me: Despite his authority, he allowed himself to be open. Acknowledging this, I too stopped hiding. Every day at the beginning of class, we all had to write in journals for 15 minutes. The journals were graded, but they were not to be judged. I had written journals before, but not diligently. High school had a lot of heavy happenings in comparison to sporadic journal-worthy events in elementary school, such as, “I got a goldfish, then it died,” and, “Yesterday I went flying with my fairies.” With the journaling made into a daily obligatory habit, my candor in the written word became candor in speech. Out of seemingly nowhere, I became unstoppable. I was unfiltered and unleashed. I wrote about things I had never examined before, plucked my consciousness out by the antennae like a little bug, and let it run all over the place, ink eating away at the margins. At lunch or after class, Mr. Klassen’s insights gave my thoughts value, myself validation. He was impressed with my willingness to tear myself open and examine the good, the bad and the unknown, unapologetically and perhaps recklessly. Without ever seeming preachy or pretentious, he contemplated the complexities and offered only what he had come to understand through his own experiences. He never gave me feeble cliches or false emotion. Just truth. It was a wisdom I couldn’t extract from people my own age, and a candidness I wasn’t used to experiencing with adults. Mr. Klassen was able to guide me in a way that a parent could not. Now in college, I’m finding that a university campus is the perfect place to reach out to even more people whose knowledge and experience surpass my own. Professors have succeeded to the greatest degree in pursuing the individual topics that interest us and can therefore advise and counsel us on the direction of our dreams. Mentors help strengthen interests into fluency, and that fluency becomes the foundation we build upon to turn aspirations into actuality. The stable voice of a mentor guides us through the more turbulent times, when stupidity fights to be louder. The words of the wise serve to help us up from our greatest falls, and keep us from catastrophe. Of all the advice given to me, this has held truest: “Heaven and hell exist here and now, within your own mind. You choose which one you live in. You create your reality.” Listen to the people who can help you build your greatest world. They’ve likely experienced both heaven and hell and can spare you the suffering.

Politicians should place people before principle during shutdown


here is a reck lessness in Wa sh i n g to n , D.C., that has consequences extending beyond the mere RAYMOND LA 68 square STAFF miles of the COLUMNIST capital district, the 535 members of Congress and the commander in chief. Because of egotism, national leaders have chosen to hold the government hostage. As a result, political gamesmanship has been put ahead of the common people. The real tragedy is that people and lives are being negatively affected by this government shutdown all across America. The national parks, “crown jewels” in America’s backyard, have been shut down. The closing of

these “public lands” has furloughed 21,000 employees of the park service. Beyond that, imagine the business lost in the surrounding towns that depends on visitors and tourism. The hotels, tour operators and supply stores are suffering. From Acadia, Maine, to Yosemite, Calif., closing off these American treasures displays a total lack of propriety by our nation’s policy makers. Moreover, a backbone for health and medical research, the National Institutes of Health is facing the effects of the shutdown alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Employees are sent home, research studies are suspended and scientists seeking funding are delayed. It is simply just impolitic to impact these healthcare agencies, which promote the health and safety of human life.

Small businesses that cater to the services of government agencies and large blue-chip corporations that contract out to government departments are feeling the ripple effects as well. Defense companies are making moves to begin furloughing their employees. There is clearly a systemic fallout from this shutdown that requires an end to this brinkmanship. Each side in this debate is reclined in its backrooms, plotting the next moves in what seems like a game of strategy. They find ways to hone their message, deliver to their base, and win this “battle” with the other side. What they may have forgotten is that when people and lives are involved, it should never be a political game. Put people before politics. Raymond La is a junior majoring in microbiology.

Take time to appreciate peers’ stories


n my public relations writing class, the professor told students to interview each other and write a brief profile HANA ABDULLA on the peer CONTRIBUTING we’d chosen at COLUMNIST random. Before the assignment, I didn’t have much interest in the individuals in my class. Everyone seemed so “average.” But a triplet, several singers and an adventurer who’d backpacked through Hawaii at age 16 all proved me wrong. Triumph, strength and hope had brought these characters to life from the profiles we’d written. I was surprised to find that lifesavers, accident survivors and record-breaking athletes accompanied me in class. And there

are so many other extraordinary ordinary people surrounding us on campus everyday. All throughout last semester – my first at the University of Miami – I was a transfer student stuck with first-dayof-school jitters. It was intimidating to encounter such active student life, and I at first found it overwhelming. This semester I have been able to find comfort in my new Hurricane skin. It’s almost as if I have been given a new pair of glasses; I now have the capability of seeing all of the opportunities that surround me. I’ve started paying attention to the signs advertising events in the bathroom stalls. I’ve noticed the causes that people represent on their T-shirts, and I’ve learned about what certain groups on campus were petitioning for. I have made myself approachable and opened myself up to the possibilities of meeting more fas-

cinating people. But even from a distance, I’m already finding them. I love to people watch. Sitting at Starbucks, listening to all of the languages being spoken around me and observing all of the skin tones as they fill the walkways is one of my favorite pastimes. I feel as though I have visited countries I’ve never been to and felt experiences I’ve never lived. I have a weird obsession with humanity and being at this university – filled with people from all over the world – has not helped this obsession simmer. Not that I want it to. We can never know it all, so it’s important to remain teachable and learn what we can from those with whom we cross paths. That’s why I’ll never lose my fascination with the human experience. Hana Abdulla is a junior majoring in public relations.

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SEASHORE STORES: She Sells Sea Shells specializes in handmade seashell trinkets and treasures like small figurines and jewelry.

PHOTOS BY AISHA MOKTADIER // CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER SOAKING UP THE SUN: Bowman’s Beach in Sanibel, Fla., offers visitors clear, blue water and white sand as well as a hotel-free area to tan. The beach is also known for shelling and is packed with picnic tables.


The clear, blue ocean that glitters on either side of the Sanibel Causeway captures the beauty and tranquility that awaits visitors just over the bridge onto the narrow streets of Sanibel Island. Known for its shell beaches, Sanibel is filled with independently owned and affordable restaurants, hushed beaches, bike rentals and lanes, and art galleries. Located on Florida’s west coast, and only a 2.5-hour drive from Miami, the island makes a great 8



location and affordable alternative for a day trip. Start the day right at Bowman’s Beach, located right off Sanibel-Captiva Road and Bowman’s Beach Road. This location offers up bright blue water, white sand and what seems like an ever-flowing sea breeze. Afraid of skyscraping buildings blocking your sun while you tan? Not here. Bowman’s Beach offers a peaceful atmosphere for tanning with no hotels in sight. There is also plenty of public parking and picnic tables. Once you’ve soaked up enough sun, head over to The Lazy Flamingo, a raw bar and grill that serves up ice-cold brews for Oct. 10 - Oct. 13, 2013

SANDY SOUVENIRS: The local store sells handmade seashell jewelry boxes and other crafted artifacts.

$2.25, and seafood so fresh their tagline is, “If our seafood were any fresher, we’d be serving it underwater!” The restaurant offers up big food at small prices – like the Big Burger Burger for $9.99 or Dead Parrot Wings for $11.99, that are so hot they come with their own warning on the menu. Next up is a leisurely bike ride across the island. Drive over to Billy’s Rentals to rent a bike for only $5 for two hours. Separate bike lanes are found all over the island, weaving in and around the luscious tropical greens and gift shops. Bike over to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum to see themed

exhibits and art (all made of shells) for only $9 per person, or check out the gift shops all over the island. She Sells Sea Shells is one of the most creative, as it offers gifts made of seashells for visitors to take home such as figurines, jewelry boxes and seashell flower bouquets. Head back to the beach to watch the sun set on the island, turning the ocean water into rich hues of orange and gold. Pack up your trunk with the remnants of a good day’s adventure, and let the peaceful sound and salty smell of the Sanibel waves linger as you make your way back down to Miami.

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punt return yards on Sunday for former Hurricane Travis Benjamin, who plays with the Cleveland Browns. He took one kick back for a touchdown, set the franchise record for return yards and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.


FILE PHOTOS BY NICK GANGEMI // ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR REGIONAL TEST: Senior Diego Soto hits a return during a match last season against North Florida. The Miami men’s team plays ITA Regionals in Atlanta Friday through Tuesday.

CANES BACK IN ACTION: Sophomore Stephanie Wagner moves around the baseline in a singles match last year. Wagner, originally from Germany, will help Miami try to reach the NCAA Elite Eight for a sixth straight year. Their home season kicks off Friday.

Men head to Atlanta, women to host invitational Fall season heats up with both teams in action BY AJ RICKETTS SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

On the heels of impressive recent performances in both singles and doubles play, the University of Miami men’s and women’s tennis squads are each prepping for separate competitions this weekend. The men will be in Atlanta for the ITA Regional Championships, and the women will host the Miami Invite here in Coral Gables. The Miami men’s team is coming off a weekend in Tulsa, Okla., at the ITA All-America Invite. It was the first road trip of the season for the Canes, and coach Mario Rincon was

pleased with what he saw. “They competed very hard, and it was a great experience for them playing in Tulsa,” Rincon said. “They had to deal with playing matches early in the day, late at night, indoors and outdoors.” Veterans Omar Aly and Wilfredo Gonzalez played in their first appearances of the season, dropping a hard-fought match against Texas-San Antonio in a tiebreaker, 8–7 (9). William Albanese and Diego Soto also fell to LSU 8-3, but despite the losses, the doubles tandems will get an opportunity to bounce back in a competitive field at this weekend’s event hosted by Georgia Tech. “Every player on our team will get to play our regional tournament in Georgia, and I’m looking forward to seeing their progress,” Rincon said. The match in Atlanta is one of 12

regional competitions being held throughout the country for the ITA Championships. The Miami women’s squad is looking to continue strong performances from their stint at the ITA Championships, held in California. The team notched two doubles wins. Monique Albuquerque and Clementina Riobueno defeated No. 35 Illinois 8-2, and Kelsey Laurente and Stephanie Wagner topped No. 32 Missouri 8-3. On the singles end, Wagner continued her momentum gained in Tuesday’s doubles victory, notching a three-set win over Tulane’s Klara Vyskocilova, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. “Stephanie has just been better than her opponents the past two days,” assistant coach Laura Vallverdu said. “She needs to continue working towards reaching her full potential as a complete athlete.” Oct. 10 - Oct. 13, 2013

For the men’s team, this weekend is a chance to face prominent teams from the southeast region, before competing against a more Florida-laden field at a tournament in Ft. Myers. It will be an opportunity for freshman to gain experience, such as Bernard Tefel, who played in his first collegiate indoor match at the Bedford Cup, while others will return to action after injury concerns. Freshman Jack Murphy had to withdraw in his last match from arm pain. The Hurricane women have historically played well at their own invitational, which is their final competition before ITA Regionals begin in Athens, Ga. The Miami Invite kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. Admission is free for students. THE MIAMI HURRICANE



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Academic support available for athletes NEW BUILDING FROM PAGE 1

Then they can browse the Paul DiMare Gallery of Champions. It spans most of the lobby, showcasing artifacts from Miami’s best individual and team performances throughout the years. There are Heisman Trophies (Vinny Testaverde and Gino Torretta) and basketball National Coach of the Year awards (2011 for Katie Meier, 2013 for Jim Larranaga), a symbolic bowl of or-

THE BIG PRIZE: Miami is home to five football titles, four of which were celebrated with the iconic crystal football.

anges and a full list of past champions. Beyond the lobby is a brand new football locker room, plus the training center and rehabilitation suite. The old training area was about 3,500 sq. feet, and the expansion took it to more than 12,000 sq. feet in the new building. Yandle said the main benefit of the larger space is that everything can be done on site. In the past, athletes had to go to UHealth in downtown Miami for certain treatments, but there are now doctors, X-ray machines and even a dentist all on the first f loor. State-of-the-art equipment can be found throughout. Trainers have more treatment stations, a new anti-gravity treadmill and four hydrotherapy tubs that can switch between hot and cold water for different types of recovery. For example, an athlete might alternate hot and cold tubs to help relieve soreness and stiffness. The building has opened in stages, with certain football employees able to move in May. The compliance and academics staff made the transition in June, and the communications and marketing departments were in place by August. The second f loor of the Schwartz Center is devoted to excellence in the classroom, not on the playing field. There are large individual study spaces and an expanded computer center, as well as tutoring areas. The f loor


PHOTOS BY MONICA HERNDON // PHOTO EDITOR MEMORIES OF SEASONS PAST: The Paul DiMare Gallery of Champions displays Orange Bowl regalia among its many cases of championship trophies and achievement awards.

also houses the Robert Mann Auditorium, a place for academic or team meetings that seats 150. “It’s an environment more conducive to studying compared to our old facility, which was kind of disjointed,” said Allen Augustin, one of two academic advisors at the center. David Wyman, associate athletic director for academic services, says student-athletes are attracted to the space because of its comfortable feel and lots

of natural light. “I have Academic All-Americans who I didn’t see in the past come by to study every other day because it’s just so accommodating and so fresh,” Wyman said.

For a video tour of the Schwartz Center, check out the latest from TMHtv.



JUST OUT OF REACH: Junior Alexis Mourning attempts to get her spike over a Louisianna State University defender at the net during their game on Sept. 14.

Junior Ashley Flinn was named ACC Player of the Week on Tuesday. Flinn scored both goals for Miami as the Hurricanes shut out Notre Dame, 2-0, Sunday. The third-ranked Fighting Irish were unable to stop Flinn, who leads the Canes with eight goals this season. Miami (7-4-0) faces Pittsburgh (4-8-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cobb Stadium.

VOLLEYBALL Miami will have its hands full this weekend with two matches at the Knight Sports Complex. First, the Canes face Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. Friday. Next up is a date with Maryland at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Miami women have pulled together four consecutive ACC victories (Boston College, Syracuse, Clemson, Georgia Tech). Check out full coverage of this weekend’s games at

ATHLETICS Thirteen Miami student-athletes recorded perfect 4.0 GPAs for the spring semester. The latest NCAA academic progress report indicated the highest marks in UM’s history – a combined 3.01 GPA for all studentathletes, with a cumulative GPA of 2.98. Women’s tennis had the highest GPA (3.6) of any team, while the men’s tennis team posted a 3.47 combined average. Spencer Dandes may be emailed at




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I was watching porn – guilty pleasure, I guess you could say – and someone I know appeared on the screen. Nope, it wasn’t a friend or an acquaintance ... it was my boyfriend. I literally have no idea where to go from here. How do I tell him I saw him in porn? How do I tell him I even watch porn? I’m totally freaking out. Please help! Sincerely,

My boyfriend is a porn star...

My Bare Lady

Dear Zac Efron, It must be really hard … seeing your boyfriend in a porno. But in all seriousness, how did you not know your boyfriend had been in a porno? Something like this should come up in conversation. When you two made your lists of the people you’d been with before each other, he obviously failed to mention the Jenna Jameson look-alike and “Extra No. 2.” You guys need to have a talk. And if your boyfriend was in a porno, why do you need to watch porn? Shouldn’t you be satisfied enough with your real sex life since your boyfriend has been paid to have sex? Isn’t he supposed to be a professional? Unless his film was one of those trashy POV homemovie things that blow. Or maybe it was just really, really bad. This is a separate conversation, but if the two of you stay together, you’re going to need to re-evaluate your sexual chemistry. In an attempt to not bruise his ego, I suggest you lie your little butt off and tell him that you enjoyed his movie more than you’ve ever enjoyed any other porno. Regardless, he has some ‘splainin to do, Lucy. What I would suggest is that you bring the conversation up subtly … or

as subtly as one can bring something like this up. Watching porn is nothing to be ashamed of – and honestly, that’s the least of your relationship problems at this point. A boyfriend who’s been in porn definitely does not have the right to judge you for watching porn. Ever. You should probably go out and get yourself tested. Chlamydia is no fun, and who knows where his junk has been? You need to think long and hard about the fact that through the transitive property, you’ve been having sex with a bunch of porn stars this whole time. And like, how many porn stars is that, exactly? More than f ive? More than 10? More than 20? I’m shuddering at the thought. But let’s look at the bright side – you could potentially go into the business together. It can be a bonding thing that you do … like couple’s therapy. V


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12 Thursday, October 10 Patio Jams ft. Fatbaby Jackhammer Start a new Thursday afternoon tradition with HP’s Patio Jams! Take a break from classes, bring your lunch, and enjoy the live band!

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Women’s Soccer vs. Pittsburgh Come support your lady ‘Canes as they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers! Coverage available via live video at Hurricanesports. com.

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of Workforce Engagement and Developing courses in September focusing on customer service, leadership, and team work. Live and online sessions are available. For more information about this month’s featured courses, please click here, or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090 or

The exhibition explores connections within the Lowe’s collection of molas, or traditional blouses, and pre-Columbian ceramic and stone objects from the Gran Cocle and Gran Chiriqui cultures. Curated by students in ARH 511 under the direction of Dr. Traci Ardren, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology. ArtLab @ the Lowe is generously sponsored by Stella M. Holmes.

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Join us in the Student Activities Center for some paranormal activity!This monthly tradition includes music, food, giveaways, entertainment, and an adventure in every room! This month’s event features everything that reminds you of this spooky season! Decorate your own lanterns, make your own candy apples, and a contortionist performance!

Women’s Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh Come support your Lady ‘Canes as they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers! Coverage live at

National Gandhi Day of Service, the largest day of service on campus, brings together a diverse group of students to volunteer at a wide variety of sites in the Miami area. Participants of Gandhi Day give back to the community in the ideals of peace and civic duty advocated by Mahatma Gandhi. Be the change you want to see in the world.

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his wits and a damaged prototype suit, Tony must uncover the secret about the Mandarin and stop him before it’s too late. Starring Robert Downey Jr, Don Cheadle, and Ben Kingsley.

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CAC Presents: Iron Man 3 Witness the start of Marvel’s Phase 2 with this explosive thriller! Unable to sleep after the events in New York, Tony Stark throws himself into his work with such intensity that it begins to take a heavy toll on both his mental health and his relationships. When a terrorist attack conducted by the enigmatic Mandarin injures Tony’s former security guard, the vengeful playboy issues a public threat which results in his home being completely destroyed in a devastating attack. With nothing but


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Unfortunately, the Nazis are already searching for the Ark, which the mystical-minded Hitler hopes to use to make his stormtroopers invincible. Indy, along with his ex-girlfriend Marion, must partake in an epic quest that takes him from the mountains of Nepal to the deserts of Cairo in order to protect the world from the wrath of the Ark! Starring Harrison Ford.

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