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hy did the chicken cross the road? To chow down on some wings and beer before class. In the past month, two popular chicken wing joints have opened directly across campus: Buffalo Wild Wings Grill (BWW) opened in Sunset Place, and Sports Grill set up shop on Sunset Drive next to George’’s (adjacent to Sunset Place). BWW is famous for its 20 signature sauces and dry seasonings that range from Sweet BBQ to Blazin’’. The new location feeds hungry Canes seven days a week until 2 a.m. At BWW, six traditional wings will run you $5.29, or you can get eight boneless for $7.79. Specials include traditional wings for 50 cents each on Tuesdays, and boneless wings for 60 cents each on Thursdays. Sports Grill, which was once named Miami New Times’’ choice for ““best wings in Miami,”” offers seven different wing styles, including ““Special Grilled”” and ““Miami Heats.”” Wings come in orders of 10, 16, 25 or 50. TURN TO PAGE 8 FOR MORE ABOUT MIAMI’S TOP WINGS.

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STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Coming Out Week kicks off Events highlight campus diversity

UPCOMING EVENTS SHELLEY FREEMAN WHERE: Stanford Faculty Master’s Apartment WHEN: Monday at 7:30 p.m. DRAG PAGEANT WHERE: UC Patio WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday

BY DANIELLE ELLIS CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

SpectrUM's annual Coming Out Week, affectionately known by members as COW, will have events this week to promote education and pride on campus. ““COW is significant because it is an outlet for students to see the diversity shown on campus," said Jared Payne, the Student Government senator for SpectrUM. ““And it highlights gay culture and the problems that the gay community faces in today’’s society.”” Over the past week, SpectrUM members have been spotted in the UC Breezeway and on the Rock handing out f lyers while dressed up in a cow suit. "COW is a great way of connecting UM students with the LGBT world while advocating for tolerance and diversity in a fun and dynamic way, which is what SpectrUM is all about,”” SpectrUM member Shelby Juarez said. This year’’s main COW events will be on Monday and Read more about LGBT issues in the staff editorial on page 7.

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Tuesday nights. The event on Monday night will be a presentation by Shelley Freeman, the regional president for community banking in Florida for Wells Fargo. By bringing Freeman to campus, SpectrUM hopes to promote discussion about sexuality in the workplace. Tuesday’’s event will be a Drag Pageant, a night of ““fashion, snow cones, raff les and more.”” Students dressed in drag will get the opportunity to compete in the pageant. SpectrUM member Andrea Venkatesan is excited about the opportunities these events have created. ““It gives the underground community a segue into mainstream," Venkatesan said. "It’’s a great bridge between people who are already out and those who aren’’t."

 Check out Monica Herndon’s photo slideshow of the Coconut Grove Drum Circle that took place Saturday. Didn’t make it to The Script concert? Be sure to read Nicky Diaz’s review of the show. Want to see how students reacted to Ludacris’ upcoming performance at Homecoming? Watch Erika Glass’ video. TWITTER ACCOUNTS FILE PHOTO

FIERCE: The crowd goes wild as senior Alex Suvall dances to “Single Ladies” for the talent portion of the pageant in 2009.

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A cooking class will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center. Participants will learn how to make Dutch-oven baked artisan bread, a rustic apple galette, and a caramelized onion and goat cheese tart. The class will be taught by Chef Mercedes and will include recipes, cooking instruction and food tasting. Those attending should bring a container. The cost is $20 for students and Wellness Center members, and $25 for non-members.To register, call 305-284-5433.

The U.S. Marine Band will be playing on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the BankUnited Center. Tickets will be available at the UC Information Desk. Students can receive up to two free tickets. The band was founded in 1798 and is the oldest, continuouslyactive musical band. It consists of the Marine Chamber Orchestra, the Marine Chamber Ensembles and the U.S. Marine Band. It conducts more than 500 public performances each year.

Students planning to graduate at the end of the fall semester must apply for graduation by Friday. The application is available online on myUM and completion of the form will allow students to order their caps and gowns, participate in commencement and have their names listed in the program booklet.

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CLARIFICATION The headline on the Oct. 6 story about the arrest of Professor Donald Jones may have been misleading. Jones has not been tried nor convicted in a court of law.


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ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Shark lover aims for change

Child strives to save marine species BY ARIELE GALLARDO CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Making bracelets, selling hot chocolate and setting up lemonade stands are the usual ways an 8-year-old can make a few dollars. But unlike most 8-year-olds, Sophi Bromenshenkel has been using her money to help sharkconservation efforts for the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). ““My favorite thing about the ocean is sharks,”” wrote Sophi in her first entry of her online blog, Saving Sharks with Sophi. ““I love them! I like to read about them, watch shows about them, collect facts about them and draw them. My favorite shark is the hammerhead.”” Sophi recently won the Oceana’’s 2011 Junior Ocean Hero Award and was on the cover of the latest issue of the Oceana Magazine, a publication of Oceana, an organization solely responsible for protecting the world’’s oceans. She was honored for raising $3,500 to purchase satellite tags. These tags will be used to track shark populations being studied by the University of Miami’’s R.J. Dunlap Marine Conserva-

tion Program (RJD). According to the Star Tribune, Bromenshenkel’’s fascination with sharks began at the age of four when she took a trip to Florida along with her family - her uncle, a boat captain, introduced her to the ocean and to sharks. After discovering a pregnant bull shark that washed up on shore by her uncle’’s home, Sophi was motivated to help sharks. She worked to educate community groups in her hometown of Richfield, Minn., about the threats that sharks face and how they can contribute to shark conservation. She also convinced her local church to host ““Shark Month,”” which helped raise funds for her cause. ““I talked to a kindergarten class about sharks,”” Sophi wrote on her blog. ““I talked about all of the ways that I am helping sharks and the ocean. Ms. Bell helped me explain some of the harder words for them, like research and satellite tags. The kids didn’’t know that much about sharks, so I taught them a lot.”” For every $2,000 raised, one shark will be tagged and named after a person. Sophi already has one shark named after her. ““Sophi is a great example of how one small person can make a huge difference,”” said Neil Hammerschlag,

an associate research professor at RSMAS, in a press release. Sophi will be in Miami on Thursday for the South Florida premiere of the movie, ““This is Your Ocean: Sharks.””

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Campus joins anti-’fat-talk’ campaign Fat-Talk Free Week raises awareness about body issues

IF YOU GO WHAT: “This is Your Ocean: Sharks” WHEN: Thursday at 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Cosford Cinema COST: $10 for students and $20 for general admission A $2,000 donation can be made to purchase a shark satellite tag and attend a VIP dinner following the screening. Reservations are encouraged due to the limited seating. RSVP to Carla Lovinsky at 305421-4061 or clovinsky@ rsmas.miami.edu.

BY JONATHAN BORGE ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

From Vogue to ELLE, Bravo to MTV, the perception of women’’s beauty never changes –– a delicate bone structure, thin, flawless thighs and a size-0 waist. Just from walking across campus, it’’s easy to listen to women complain about their body structure: ““Do I look fat in this?”” or ““I wish I was skinnier.”” But, beginning next Monday, UM will join Fat-Talk Free Week, a national campaign designed to end the stereotype of perfection and to prevent eating disorders, particularly for women. ““Fat-talk”” is defined as any statement that may contribute to dissatisfaction with a woman’’s body or reinforcement of the ideal body. Essentially, Fat-Talk Free Week was created to raise awareness of the negative effects of ““fat-talk”” in our society. Its slogan is, ““Friends don’’t let friends fat-talk.”” The movement is an extension of The Center for Living, Learning and Leading –– an organization supporting the national Delta Delta Delta sorority’’s overall educational and leadership efforts –– and the Reflections Body Image Program. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, nearly 10 million women in the U.S suffered from anorexia or bulimia in 2010. ““Body image right now is down the flusher for so many young people,”” said Lynn Grefe, president of the National Eating Disorders Association, in an interview with TIME. ““It’’s one thing to have nice ads that say, ‘‘Feel good about yourself,’’ but what they’’re doing at Reflections is really ground-breaking.”” Efforts on campus will encourage students to sign a pledge showing their commitment to limit their ““fat-talk”” engagement. Ultimately, the organization hopes to make a significant impact on the link between body dissatisfaction and eating disorders. ““Putting together this kind of event can be challenging because people recognize how big of an issue this is on a college campus, but it becomes difficult getting people to take action,”” said Vanessa Scaringi, a predoctoral psychology intern at the UM Counseling Center. ““Hopefully, seeing that they just need to sign up to pledge a week free of fat-talk will get people to join in.”” A series of events will be held Oct. 17-21, including giveaways.

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OCEAN GIRL: Sophi Bromenshenkel kisses a dolphin during a family trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas in 2010. Bromenshenkel was honored for her fundraising efforts that she donated to a shark conservation program.

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Public protests RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: OccupyMiami is a group that arose after the Occupy Wall Street movement began in New York City. The group works against corporate greed, and works to promote social equality. OccupyMiami held a discussion in front of the Memorial Building on Thursday. The discussion covered issues such as religion, corporate executives and their roles, unionization of Chartwells and the Occupation of Wall Street. The first large protest is planned for Oct. 15.

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Campus vending contract set to expire in 2012 Agreement bans outside promotion BY ELIZABETH DE ARMAS CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

The University of Miami is under a beverage contract with Coca-Cola, which has locked out all other competitive companies from promoting on campus. Under this contract, competitive companies, such as Red Bull, are forbidden from promoting their products on campus and must hold all events off-campus. In order for other companies to be able to legally distribute and host on-campus events, the Coca-Cola contract will have to expire and companies will need to enter a bidding process. This contract is set to expire in June 2012, after which 4

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the University will conduct requests for proposal. However, other products competing with Coca-Cola such as Red Bull and Pepsi are not completely banned. The Convenience Store, located at the University Center (UC), is the only place that non Coca-Cola products, like Red Bull, can be purchased. ““Red Bull is available for sale at the Convenience Store on campus, however free distribution and on-campus sampling has not been allowed,”” said Ana Alvarez the Director of Auxiliary Services. In order to prevent a violation of this contract, all promotional events must be approved in advance. Daniel Westbrook, the director of the UC, said there are guidelines any organization, UM-affiliated or not, must follow in order to promote an event on campus.

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I think this has to change because you cannot pretend that all the students drink and like the same beverage. Connie Fossi ““We do not make reservations for companies that directly compete with standing, established business contracts or operations on the UM campus,”” Westbrook said. This restriction encompasses many different activities. ““For example, over the years we have been asked to allow, but we do not permit, someone to set up a table to sell

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UM logo T-shirts outside the bookstore; we do not rent rooms to test preparation companies except for the UM-affiliated one; and we do not bring direct competition to Coca-Cola on campus in violation of Coke’’s contract with the U,”” Westbrook said. All companies that promote on campus are required to follow UM’’s Solicitation policies. ““This governs how aggressively they may market, what areas on campus they may use, what personal information they may collect from students, and other policies intended to keep them from bothering students who may not want to be ‘‘sold’’ to,”” Westbrook said. According to Westbrook, there have been times when lastminute things have occurred. ““Sometimes things happen that we do not find out about until the day-of, or possibly even afterward,”” he said. ““If the

event is in violation of any of our policies, the sponsoring student group is held responsible and penalties may be imposed.”” With the contract expiring in June 2012, companies will have the option to participate in the bidding process that occurs. ““Companies are invited to participate in the bid process managed by University Purchasing and the timeline can vary per bid,”” Alvarez said. Many students are unaware of the Coca-Cola contract UM is under and the exclusive ‘‘Coke-only’’ vending machines go unnoticed. Connie Fossi, a junior, feels that something should be done about this beverage contract being exclusive to Coca-Cola products. ““I think this has to change because you cannot pretend that all the students drink and like the same beverage,”” she said.


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Equality crosses political lines Republican Congresswoman Ileana RosLehtinen has upset her constituents as of late, including some at the University of Miami. Ros-Lehtinen, who represents Florida’’s 18th district in the House of Representatives, has recently shared her unexpected views on LGBT issues. Republicans are known for being socially conservative, but Ros-Lehtinen recently surprised her Republican stronghold by co-sponsoring a bill repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). In doing so, she became the first Republican to co-sponsor legislation that would repeal the federal ban on gay marriage. The 1996 DOMA defines marriage as ““a legal union between one man and one woman”” and prevents the federal government from granting legitimacy to same-sex marriages. Her support of LGBT rights may stem from her personal life. Her son, Rodrigo, who was born female, has worked as a field organizer for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Ros-Lehtinen is now the only Republican member of the LGBT caucus, although she previously endorsed the ban on same-sex marriage in Florida’’s constitution in 2008. Like Ros-Lehtinen, other Republican politicians have family members who are part of the LGBT community, including Michele Bachmann’’s

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stepsister, Alan Keyes’’ daughter and Newt Gingrich’’s sister. Clearly, the LGBT issue is crossing political boundaries, but the question remains: Should this even be a political issue? Identifying with either the Republican or Democrat parties should neither have a solid definition, nor a set of views that members must adhere to. Being socially liberal doesn’’t mean you can’’t be a Republican. This concept is increasingly being realized, as demonstrated by the various legislation being passed to foster gay rights. For example, New York legalized gay marriage this summer, and the ““Don’’t Ask, Don’’t Tell”” policy was repealed, which was actually made possible, in part, by Republican support. Still, this shift is largely taking place at the state level; the bill to repeal the DOMA has received little support from Republicans in Congress. The Republican Party seems to be at a tipping point, with momentum in favor of LGBT equality. There’’s still a long way to go, but the fact that it is a personal issue for many Republicans could skew future policies to favor socially-liberal views. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

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Parking system continues to disappoint MARK AGATE Sophomore “Physics.”

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If you hate the new parking permit system, you are not alone. The new UM parking program is basically NATASHA TOMCHIN engineered to CONTRIBUTING ensure only a COLUMNIST limited number of good spots. The six types of permits are separated by color: purple, red, yellow, green, gray and blue. You’’d assume that there would be enough spots by your classes to allow you to park at a reasonable distance, but that’’s not the case. It seems like the new system was meant to eradicate the issue

of empty spots and uneven distribution of parking. Although it accomplishes that goal on some level, students have to stay in the same spot all day to avoid walking across campus later on. Otherwise, you could park by Mahoney-Pearson in the morning, then leave and be forced to park by the BankUnited Center in the afternoon. There is a clear difference in zones, though. The purple and red zones sold out first, and it is generally agreed that they’’re the best. The yellow zone is just a disappointment most of the time. The system seems unfair for multiple reasons. To begin with, students with earlier classes are basically secured better spots.

Trying to get a good spot for a 9:30 a.m. class is impossible if you have a yellow permit. Most of the time the Pavia Garage will already be filled. It’’s annoying to not find good spots in your parking zone and then spy a great spot in another color zone. If you park there, you’’ll wind up with a ticket or, after a few offenses, a towed car. The new system needs a lot of work. I understand that it would cost the university a lot of money if another garage were constructed, but it’’s frustrating to pay for a permit and not find a convenient spot. Natasha Tomchin is a sophomore majoring in history and public relations. Oct. 10 - Oct. 12, 2011

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t’’s one of the worst feelings a college student experiences. The phone feels so heavy in your EVAN PESKIN SENIOR hand, you COLUMNIST slowly dial the numbers, listening to the dreadful dial tone …… ““Mom? Yeah, I’’m …… I’’m …… I’’m broker than MC Hammer.”” Calling your parents for money is demeaning and something most of us would like to keep to a minimum. In my opinion, it’’s easier to address the problem at the source: the need for funding. Whether that funding goes to textbooks and pencils, or (root) beer and (not) drugs, is your decision and not mine. So, how do you go about making some extra cash? The most obvious way to have a steady income is to find a job with regular hours. Unfortunately, during this recession, jobs aren’’t easy to find. Luckily, there are avenues you can take to skip that pesky looking-for-work phase.

We have the Office of Student Employment right on campus, with listings for every type of job possible, on campus and off, paying and volunteer. Websites like Monster and CareerBuilder are designed for you to put in exactly what you’’re looking for, and they’’ll give you a nice clean list of places that fit your needs. Or you can do what I did and find a job writing articles about whatever comes to your mind for the school paper! Your second option, which I personally endorse, is following the American capitalist dream by controlling your own success. I know students on campus who have started a laundry company, charging fellow dormmates a small fee to pick up their bags of dirty laundry, wash, dry and fold the clothes, then return it to the customer’’s door. Freshman Cameron Bloom partnered with an upperclassman and started MyMiami, a business catering to the needs and wishes of UM students. Texting ‘‘Miami’’ to 66337 adds you to a once-a-day texting list, which will send you huge deals at local businesses with no cost

to you (do it, it’’s free and worth it). Bloom has even started a Facebook page to let students interact with him, and request businesses and restaurants where they’’d like to receive discounts. In my mind, this is exactly the motivation and creativity that Miami embodies. There are many positions available at companies and businesses around Miami, and all it takes is a little effort to get hired. There are also plenty of great ideas that haven’’t even crossed anybody’’s mind yet and all it takes is one bright individual. The man who created the internet, who developed the combustion engine, who first thought of stirring chocolate in with his milk (GENIUS!), were all completely oblivious to their effects on the course of history, at some point. So, how do you know what you’’re capable of until you try? Use your intelligence and creativity to avoid that annoying (and demeaning) phone call with your parents. Evan Peskin is a senior majoring in neuropsychology.

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utotune: a voice recorder used to correct pitch in vocal and MELANIE KLEINER instruCONTRIBUTING mental COLUMNIST performances in order to disguise off-key inaccuracies. Translation: cheating. Or, in Lil Wayne’’s case, sounding like a foolish robot. There are various technological advancements that are beneficial to society, like the Keurig Individual Coffee Maker. Some, such as auto-tune, are deceivingly detrimental. In earlier music eras, artists were true artists. There were no magical instruments to transform a talentless person into Whitney Houston or Billy Joel. Today, the music industry consists of a talent deficiency and a lack of valuable content in artists’’ music, such as Lil Wayne. Living in another decade sounds more appealing every time I turn on the radio. Rewind to the ‘‘90s. Rap was at its best. Deep, original lyrics were standard in Notorious B.I.G, Tupac and Wu-Tang’’s era. These artists emerged from project housing and rhymed about real, controversial issues. They were poets telling the tale of the ghetto, while flowing to a beat. Today, all you hear from rappers is unjustifiable arrogance, often on the basis of cash or how many cars they have. Lack of innovation is nothing to brag about. Where is the creativity? One of the original great rappers, Method Man, addressed this on an episode of ““NY Ink.”” Store owner: ““Let me ask you, what do you think of hiphop these days?”” Method Man: ““Can you even call it hip-hop? Back in the day, when I told a kid, ‘‘Yeah, I’’m an MC’’, the first thing he would do is rhyme for me. Now, when you tell a kid, ‘‘Yeah, I’’m an

MC,’’ he’’ll ask, ‘‘Where your car at? Where your chain at?’’”” That is a legend telling it like it is. Unfortunately, other legends such as Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac were killed, and autotune seems to have contaminated the music industry. Nas, a notable rapper, titled his eighth album ““Hip-Hop Is Dead”” - and he gave it one hell of a eulogy. Hip-hop is dead and the auto-tune plague seems to be spreading across all genres. Not only are musicians electronically edited (does anyone think Ke$ha can actually sing?), but they have nothing valuable to say. Even if an artist is talented, modern producers brainwash their clients into creating music, or lack thereof, that is what they think people want to hear. A prime example is Kanye West’’s shameful auto-tune phase. Initially, West achieved recognition for his work in Jay-Z’’s 2001 album ““Blueprint”” under JayZ’’s Roc-A-Fella Records. He incorporated a soulful style with his own instrumentals to create unique hip-hop, but, in 2008, he lost that imagination. West made a painful mistake of releasing ““808s & Heartbreak.”” In this album, he proceeded to sing (a.k.a. talk) along with an extensive use of auto-tune. Ironically, this album was released around the same time that Lil Wayne and Drake infested the industry. Money drives the modern music industry - not talent, art or the desire to touch somewhere deeper than one’’s pockets. It comes down to simple economics. The demand being a hot beat and catchy hook, and these artists supply it. It is time to reconsider our culture’’s priorities, throw away the cash and return to inventive rhyming. In this economy, why waste money on robotic records and disappointing live performances? The consumer is the boss and it is time to demand a better brand of music. Melanie Kleiner is a junior majoring in international finance and marketing.


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ART WALK PHOTOS BY DEVIN CORDERO

FRESH ART: UM alumnus Konstantin Moeller and grad student Cynthia Fleischmann (right) look at the Works on Paper exhibition at UM’s Project Space in the heart of the Wynwood Art Walk.

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DRUM CIRCLE PHOTOS BY MONICA HERNDON

From the Wynwood Art Walk, held at the heart of the Design District, to the Coconut Grove Drum Circle, Miami’’s Saturday nights traditionally offer an assortment of activities. Wynwood Art Walk, which is held on the second Saturday of every month, features art from local artists. Galleries in Wynwood open their doors to wandering art aficionados, who generally come to the district to admire the art on display. While Saturday night’’s stormy weather may have steered away regulars, the event still had a decent turnout. ““I try and go every month. I like going because it shows so much talent of the young art here and it’’s a fun

atmosphere,”” said Cynthia Fleischmann, a UM grad student working on her master’’s degree in fine arts. ““A lot of students go and you can talk about the art with your mutual colleagues, and see what’’s new and fresh in the neighborhood.”” The Coconut Grove Drum Circle, led by Karen Deilke and professional drummer Mark Richards, was held on Saturday night at the Mayfair Atrium at the Grove. Both UM students and local residents attended the circle. Members were encouraged to bring their own seating and drums. The group usually meets the first Saturday of each month. To get involved, ““like”” the groups ““Coconut Grove Drum Circle”” or ““Drum-Circle Miami”” on Facebook, or contact Deilke at karen.deilke@gmail.com.

BEATS: Cecilia Richards (left) hulahoops to the beat of the drums on Saturday’s Coconut Grove Drum Circle. UM students Daniel Beldy, Kristina Deiner and Ryan Schooley (top right) participate in the circle at the Atrium at the Mayfair. Mark Richards (bottom right) watches participants. The invitation to the event was sent out via Facebook, and encouraged attendants to “Come discover ... the magic, joy and healing power of the drum.” Oct. 10 - Oct. 12, 2011

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Flap your way to the best wings in town FROM PAGE 1

Both Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Sports Grill are conveniently located for UM students, but if you’re looking to travel a little farther for delicious, quality wings, here are five other options:

This joint, located on Ponce De Leon Boulevard just south of the UM baseball stadium, is even closer to campus than Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Sports Grill. The beer it brews attracts drinkers and diners, but those who don’’t order a Bucket O’’ Wings are missing out. The chicken soaks in savory Vietnamese sauce. If you’’ve had Sriracha, you know these wings are fire. They go by the pound: $8 for one and $14.50 for two. Stop in on a Thursday to take advantage of the wing special. With the $10 deal, you get a pint of the house beer and 10 wings in one of 10 unique flavors. Spicy oyster, red pepper honey and chimichurri are three of the most intriguing.

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Titanic Restaurant and Brewery is located at 5813 Ponce De Leon Blvd.

If the gooey pizza, slew of salad toppings and neighboring My Yogurt Bliss aren’’t satisfying enough, add spice to your order with some chicken wings. Scorching hot, jalapeno hot, mild, barbecue and honey garlic are the sauces to choose from, or plain and simple is also an option for these jumbo wings. Prices are $8.99 for 10, $14.99 for 20 or $20.99 for 30. Note that there is often a 10-minute wait for the wings to be fired up.

Don’’t be fooled by the name. This franchise is not ““all about the U,”” but the wings will definitely rock you on a scale from Category 1 (the calm before the storm) to Category 5 (seek shelter). Hurricane’’s wings have the greatest variety of flavors –– more than 30 –– and new ones are constantly added to the menu. The possibilities are endless because you can combine the flavors. Boneless wings are $8.99 for 10, $12.99 for 15, $17.99 for 20 and $41.99 for 50. If you prefer jumbo, the 100 percent natural chicken wings add just a dollar to those prices. Celery with buttermilk ranch or chunky bleu cheese dressing come with the wings at no additional charge. Spend $2 more for a platter with two sides: homemade kettle chips, crispy fries or coleslaw. Not to mention, the tropical decor gives the restaurant a laidback, beachy vibe. Hurricane Grill & Wings is located at 3201 North Miami Ave. in Midtown and at 14211 SW 42 St.

GPS is located at 1558 South Dixie Highway. DANIELLE UNGERMAN // The Miami Hurricane

The chain pizzeria boasts their ““well-done”” pies, but the same can be said about their coal oven-roasted chicken wings. They are smothered in caramelized onions and served with focaccia bread. Anthony’’s wings are not spicy. Instead, they are cooked in the oven with rosemary and spices. A plate of 10 costs $8.95 and it’’s $14.95 for 20. You can order them for takeout or dine in at one of the cozy restaurants. Quick service and classic rock make for an enjoyable dining experience.

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Anthony’’s Coal Fired Pizza is located at 10205 South Dixie Highway or at 12502 SW 88 St.

While the waitresses strut around the restaurant in orange shorts, the kitchen serves up saucy, orange hot wings. They’’re sure to soak your fingers and sizzle your taste buds. The wings are available breaded or naked, and can be drenched in either mild, medium, hot, Three Mile Island or 911 sauce. Honey and honey Thai are sweet alternative options. The five-piece ““flappertizer”” is $4.99. Ten wings are $8.49, 20 are $15.99 and 50 cost $32.99. Boneless wings will run you $7.99. Also, each Wednesday is ““Wingsday,”” with a $5.99 platter of boneless wings, fries and ranch or bleu cheese. Hooters is located at 3015 Grand Ave. in CocoWalk and at 3301 Coral Way.

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Canes’ fierce comeback ends in defeat Harris, Miller stellar, defense struggles BY AUSTEN GREGERSON SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

Despite quarterback Jacory Harris’’ nearly f lawless game and running back Lamar Miller’’s fifth-straight 100-yard effort, Miami could not overcome near ineptitude on the part of the defense. The Hurricanes (2-3, 0-2) fell on the road to Virginia Tech, 38-35, in what was arguably the best offensive performance this season. ““We’’re not a defense who can just line up and play a Canes-2 [defense], that’’s not who we are,”” Golden said. ““We just can’’t line up and let them loose. We’’re not that kind of unit right now.”” Against the Hokies (5-1, 1-1), the Hurricanes again struggled to stop the opposing offense from moving the ball almost at will. Only linebacker Sean Spence, who again recorded doubledigit tackles, was a bright spot on a defensive unit that has yet to find any identity. Twice did Tech quarterback Logan Thomas, who finished with three touchdowns and 310 yards passing, complete long touchdown passes: one a 40-yard completion over safety Ray-Ray Armstrong to Danny Coale, the other a 60-yard post route to Jarrett Boykin after Miami’’s kickoff sailed out of bounds. ““It’’s hard to get any sort of continuity,”” Golden said. ““I think Armstrong would be the first to tell you he didn’’t

ZIP: Freshman Clive Walford makes a catch during the third quarter of Saturday’s game. He finished the day with four catches for 66 yards.

LETDOWN: Sophomore Eduardo Clements hangs his head after Virginia Tech scored in the final minute to crush the Canes’ comeback. Miami is now 0-2 in ACC play for the first time since 2008.

MILLER TIME: Sophomore Lamar Miller breaks away on a run during the fourth quarter. He totaled 189 allpurpose yards and two TDs.

play well. It was his first game out there in this defense and it looked like it. He didn’’t perform the way he’’s capable of performing, and clearly we have issues on the defensive line.”” Frustrating as the defensive performance was, the Hurricane offense nearly won the game on its own. Miller turned in a performance of 166 yards on the ground and 23 in the air, accounting for two touchdowns. The running attack was vicious against a Virginia Tech defense that had not allowed a rusher 100 yards this season.

to come off. Including the team’’s first loss to Maryland, where eight players were suspended, in each loss the Canes have fallen by one score and had late-game opportunities to take the lead. While the offense executed to near perfection in a hostile environment, the defensive unit’’s inability to make any sort of stop killed the chance of an update. Golden doesn’’t see that trend ending anytime soon. ““We have a long way to go on defense,”” he said. ““That’’s the bottom line.””

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As for Harris, his effort dovetailed beautifully with that of his running back. The senior quarterback finished the game with three touchdowns and 267 yards through the air, completing 62 percent of his passes. Harris did not throw an interception for the second straight week. Over a six-drive span from the second quarter until late in the fourth, the offense ended five drives with touchdowns. Their only non-touchdown drive occurred when Harris took a knee before the half. Whatever shot the Hurri-

canes had at clinching a spot in the ACC Championship game this year is all but lost. Miami currently stands last in the Coastal Division with two conference losses, while Georgia Tech remains unbeaten and Virginia Tech holds any potential tiebreaker over the Canes. But while defensive struggles may be too much for this team to overcome, mental resilience has been a crucial constant. Miami has yet to get embarrassed in a game, though a 21-7 halftime deficit could have been the moment for the wheels Oct. 10 - Oct. 12, 2011

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Sports editor Ernesto Suarez grades Miami’s performance against Virginia Tech this past Saturday in Blacksburg. Final Score: Hokies 38, Hurricanes 35

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CORNER: Sophomore Jenn Locey waits for the cue to send off her corner kick as the sun sets behind the intramural fields last Wednesday. The club soccer team practices Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. They play other schools in matches throughout the year, but no experience is necessary to join. Dues are $50 per semester.

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Tar Heels came away with a 15-11 win in the decisive fifth set.

The Hurricanes soccer team lost a heartbreaker to the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday night by a final score of 2-1. After a scoreless first half, the Hokies struck first in the second with a goal by Jazmine Reeves, but the Canes came back a minute later with one of their own, courtesy of Shannon Casper.

With former tight end Greg Olsen’s touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon, the streak during which a former Hurricane has scored a touchdown in the NFL has now reached 144 consecutive weeks. The streak began during week 15 of the 2002 NFL season.

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As the game was seemingly headed into overtime in the final minute, VT’s Shannon Mayrose scored the game-winning goal.

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After rallying from a 2-1 deficit on Friday night against N.C. State, the Hurricanes volleyball team found themselves two sets down against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday afternoon. Though they did manage to force a 2-2 tie heading into the fifth set, the Canes were unable to complete the comeback, as the

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Miami returns home for their final homestand of the season this week. On Thursday, they face off against Boston College starting at 7 p.m. They will end their homestand on Sunday against Maryland at 1 p.m.

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After day two of the All Florida Invite, the Hurricanes are in fourth place in the competition, which is hosted by the University of Florida. Sophomore diver Sam Dorman came away with the victory in the 1m springboard, his second win of the tournament after taking the 3m gold on Friday night.

Ernesto Suarez may be contacted at sports@themiamihurricane.com. Information compiled from hurricanesports.com.

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Dear V: I’m high on a guy, but he’s high on something else...

, I have a really big crush on this guy. He is sexy, cute and caring (and he plays four musical instruments), but the part that gets on my nerves is that he is a big pothead. I studied in a Catholic girl school for my whole life before I came here. I have never told my friends I have a crush on him since most of my friends dislike him because he is a pothead. I don’’t smoke pot, I don’’t drink, I’’m a virgin and I’’m a Catholic. I know there are lots of nice Catholic boys out there, but they are so not my type. I don’’t want to let my parents know either because they’’ll be really mad. I can’’t take my eyes off him whenever I see him, and I can’’t tell myself not to think about him everyday. What should I do now? Ave Maria Dear When you hail Mary, he’’ll be inhaling Jane, What should you do? Should you admit that he’’s made mistakes? Should you stop listening to your friends? They’’re your friends! Should you accept his role as the villain? What should you do? Should you tell your

parents HE IS NOT A ROLE MODEL? Seriously, what should you do? Should he be who you want him to be? Should I start answering your question instead of quoting that lame Lebron James commercial? First of all, what does smoking pot have to do with being Catholic? Where in the Bible does it say weed is bad? Sure, it’’s illegal, and perhaps this makes it immoral according to religious conventions, but we all ““sin,”” and the worst sin people who smoke pot usually commit is ordering too many ““Crunch-wrap Supremes”” at Taco Bell. I respect everyone’’s faith and religion, but you can’’t let your faith close doors for you just because someone doesn’’t fit the preconceived mold cast by the Papacy. Leave your Kottenmouth King’’s judgment in God’’s hands, not your own or anyone’’s here on Earth (didn’’t that one guy say that? Oh yeah, Jesus). If you really like him, go for it; as long as rocking the ganj isn’’t keeping him from pursing his ambitions he should be fine. Why do potheads annoy you? Because of who they are: children. They refuse to grow up and deal with reality so they puff themselves into a fantasy world where Method Man is a good actor and Jim Breuer still has a career. Potheads haven’’t yet realized that life can be fun without setting their internal oven to ““clean”” mode.

dear ... That being said, let me reiterate what I said above: Potheads are generally harmless. Sure, they’’re childish and annoying, but they don’’t really hurt anyone. Potheads tend to be very nice people, and are easy to get along with because, while high, they don’’t have the energy or the will to dislike anything. In short, if you can deal with constant, inappropriate grins and giggling, and the occasional ““zone out,”” then he can be for you; and I can say this –– you’’ll never find anyone who doesn’’t have some sort of vice, and honestly, smoking pot is a pretty harmless vice if you ask me. As long as laying around and baking isn’’t the only thing he does all day; in other words, if he’’s at least responsible enough to understand that he has to do something productive, then I wouldn’’t worry about his habit too much. Besides, life isn’’t a Catholic all-girls school; you need to open yourself up to new people. Snooch to the Nooch, V Have a question for V? Hit up DearV@themiamihurricane.com.

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