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Study reveals a correlation between drinking and exercise BY ALI KITENPLON CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

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rinking beer, often associated with large bellies and rough mornings, has now been linked to increase in exercise in a study head led by Dr. Michael French, a professor of health economics at the University of Miami. The goal of the study was to determine if alcohol consumption was directly related to the number of minutes of physical activity in which individuals partake during a typical week. “I expected the results to be an inverted U, meaning light and moderate drinkers would exercise more and heavy drinkers would exercise less,” French said. “Instead, there was a linear relationship. The more people drank, the more they worked out.” French conducted this study to further explore previous literature published in the Journal of Health Economics. This prior research verified that one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men reduces the risk of

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Student surfer turned life saver Senior helps rescue two drowning men BY FELIPE YANEZ CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

When University of Miami senior Daniel Thompson was a sophomore studying abroad in Australia, he was given the nickname “Danger” by friends. It proved to be a fitting nickname as he braved rough waters during the trip and saved two surfers' lives. The event occurred in March 2008. Thompson, an avid surfer, was with his friend Tim Smith on a local beach in Melbourne, debating whether the waves were good enough to surf. “It was kind of sloppy,” he said. “You want it really quite perfect.” Thompson noticed three men going into the ocean with one surf board. He and Smith realized something was wrong when they saw just the surf board and none of the men holding it. The men then started waving their hands, and Thompson and Smith ran to the water. “[We decided to] stick together and go for the furthest guy first,” Thompson said. “I grabbed the guy that was furthest out and I thought he was going to panic and pull me in the current, but he was actually pretty calm.” The other two men were in a more dire situation. "Tim swam for the other

two. I dropped the other guy off at shore and then went after the two guys,” Thompson said. “By the time we reached the other two, one guy was pretty much dead, and the other guy was just holding on to his buddy.” They called for an emergency medical technician while Smith and two women on the beach attempted CPR to save the man in distress. It was to no avail. The other two men would survive the experience, thanks in part to the quick thinking and composure of Thompson. This summer he was awarded a medal from the Australian Royal Humane Society for his efforts. For the man known as “Danger,” this isn’t atypical behavior. The friends he met while traveling consider him a friendly, adventurous person. “Dan was an amazing friend. He was always willing to help,” said sophomore Christianne Tam, one of Thompson’s friends. “I don’t think I know anybody who doesn’t like him.” Thompson doesn’t feel he has changed too much since the rescue of those surfers, which he admits is “not [his] favorite subject.” Smith declined to comment on the incident. He still loves to kayak, scuba dive and hike in addition to his passion for surfing. “If anything it made me think differently about watching other people," he said. "It made me more aware.”

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Alex Broadwell freezes the soccer action in his photo slideshow of the game this past weekend. The Hurricanes were not rattled in this weekend’s football game against FAMU. Check out the photo slideshow by Alex Broadwell to catch the action of Miami’s victory.

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UNLIKELY HERO: Senior Daniel Thompson, an English and religious studies major, poses with his surf board. As for Daniel “Danger” Thompson, his helping hand doesn’t necessarily make him a hero, at least not in his mind. “It’s what surfers do in situa-

tions like that,” he said. “It’s what anyone would do." Felipe Yanez may be contacted at fyanez@themiamihurricane.com.

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Does running or walking burn more calories? BY JEREMY ALBELDA CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST

Do you burn more calories while running rather than walking? Believe it or not, in a perfect system with no outside factors like friction or wind resistance, you would burn the same amount of calories if you ran or walked a mile. Think back to your high school physics days when you

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learned the simple equations that supposedly govern our universe, Work = Force x Distance. The number of calories burned depends primarily on your weight and the distance traveled. In other words, work is the total energy required to move a particular weight (you) a specific distance. However, when outside forces like air resistance are considered, runners do burn

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slightly more calories. Of course running a mile is going to be more beneficial for your overall health than walking in other aspects. While jogging or running, you are positively stressing your cardiovascular system, bolstering its efficiency at delivering oxygen and nutrients to your working muscles. Running also elevates your metabolic rate dramatically. This raise in metabolic activ-

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ity will last for hours and your body will continue to burn calories during this time until you eventually come back down to a resting metabolic rate. Keep in mind though that if you can’t run because of knee or joint problems, you can still get just as lean by walking!! E-mail health questions to Jeremy Albelda at jalbelda@themiami hurricane.com.

CORRECTION: On October 1st we ran a story about student Stephanie Selvick volunteering with Senegalese children. In the story, it says that education was not a focus in Western Africa. It should have said that education was not a focus in Senegal.


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Crocodile killing leaves lake lonely Are there more crocs to come? The Miami Hurricane gets the facts in an interview with Dr. Dana Krempels, undergraduate director of the biology department.

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GOODBYE “DONNA”: The crocodile used to be a familiar face around campus. A year after its tragic death the university community is still adjusting to an empty Lake Osceola due to the brutal torture inflicted on its former lake-side neighbor.

UM’s croc remembered one year after murder BY NINA MARKOWITZ CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

The signs posted around Lake Osceola warning of crocodiles might as well be taken down. For a little over a year now the lake has not played home to the reptile. Around this time last year, an ongoing investigation took place over the slaying of the crocodile, nicknamed Donna. The crocodile carcass was found in the early hours of Oct. 1 missing its head and tail near the Flipse Building. A chum bag, believed to have been used to lure the animal out of the water, was also found near the location. Evidence matching the blood of the crocodile carcass to blood found in a local apartment refrigerator helped identify the perpetrators. Charges were filed against two individuals on Oct. 30. The primary person responsible, 17-yearold John Michael Herndon, was charged as an adult and pled guilty to three felonies: cruelty to animals, killing an endangered species and trespassing on school property with a weapon. He also pled no contest to witness tampering, a fourth felony. Herndon was sentenced to two years house arrest and five years probation. Two months later, he violated his parole and was sent to jail, where he is currently awaiting sentencing.

"It is surprising how hardened he was, as a 16-year-old," Lieutenant Michael Colombo of the University of Miami Police Department said. "He was the kind of person who could escalate into doing other things." The second person charged in the killing was Steven Everette Davis, 33. While he was not responsible for killing the crocodile, he helped dispose of the animal and was charged with three felonies. He was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which is a misdemeanor. According to Herndon, the motive for killing the campus crocodile was purely sport. Raised by a father who loved to hunt, Herndon was given the nickname "Crocodile Dundee" in school due to his wildlife involvement, particularly trips to the Everglades. On the night of Oct. 1, 2008, he claimed to have been fishing in the canal by the Ponce de Leon parking garage when he heard the crocodile hiss at him. He then hooked some of his fish in a special way in an attempt to bait the crocodile. Once the crocodile became entangled in his trap, it spun to break free and exhausted itself. Herndon then tied the eight to 10-foot animal to the fence and dismembered its head and tail with a knife. He said he brought the tail home and tried to cook it, but it did not taste good so he threw it away. He intended to keep the head for a trophy but later abandoned it in a local lake. Special police dive teams were later able to recover the head, which was used as

evidence but soon will be preserved and sent back to the university. “We processed this just like a major crime scene," Colombo said. "They really had nerve to bring weapons onto campus and butcher the crocodile here on our shores." Trials are still ongoing and more people involved may be charged. A year after the incident, students and faculty alike are still shocked by the act of violence which forever changed the Coral Gables campus. “It was a docile creature, and I remember watching it basking on the lake shore while a couple hundred visitors on the UM campus sat on the grass and listened to a jazz concert,” said Dana Krempels, the director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Biology. Memories of the crocodile on campus are abundant; it was often spotted sunning on the lake's shore. "Everyone always got really excited about a crocodile sighting, and I would always see people crowding around it to take pictures," senior Samantha Ku said. Colombo recalls spotting a second, smaller crocodile at the site of the slaughter last year. The smaller crocodile examined the carcass and was never seen in Lake Osceola again. This second anima appeared in the lake shortly before the murder of the original crocodile. The animal has since disappeared, leaving the lake empty. Nina Markowitz may be contacted at nmarkowitz@themiamihurricane.com. October 12 - October 14, 2009

The Miami Hurricane: What is the likelihood of the lake getting a new croc? Dana Krempels: The likelihood is about as slim as our getting the first croc. This is an endangered species, and there are few individuals in the first place. For one to find its way through the canals to Lake Osceola was quite unusual. For a second one to show up is even more unusual, unless they followed each other. (Which isn't impossible.) TMH: When was the other croc in the lake? What happened to him? How did he get in there? DK: Like the first croc, the second one entered via the canals that connect Lake Osceola to the ocean. I'm not sure what happened to that one, nor if it has been sighted since the first one was killed. An early attempt was made to relocate the croc, but these animals know exactly how to return to a place they've chosen as desirable. TMH: What attracts crocs to our lake? What makes the lake a good spot for crocs? DK: Who really knows? But my guess would be plentiful prey, lack of competition from other large predators and lack of harassment by humans, for the most part. I think the animal probably ended up here accidentally and decided to stick around because Lake Osceola provided a nice habitat for him or her. TMH: Is it unusual to have a croc in a residential area like the university? DK: Yes, quite unusual.

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Published in the September/ October issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion, French’s study found this drinking-exercising connection by analyzing the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an annual phone survey of 230,000 Americans. “This is one of the first, if not the very first time that heavy drinking has been linked to a positive message,” he said. French said that he does not want this study to be misconstrued. While this report has positively correlated heavy drinking with physical activity, he also warns of the dangers of binge drinking. “Heavy drinking is linked to many negative outcomes, including DUI and multiple health and social problems,” French said. Junior Tara Cochran, an avid

gym visitor, was surprised to hear the results of this study. “When I do drink I tend to either skip the gym the next day or not get such a quality workout as I’m used to,” she said. However, junior Jessica Weiss’s actions are more consistent with this study. “I definitely feel more obligated to go to the gym after a night of drinking beer,” she said. “I’ve got to burn off those extra calories!” French urges everyone to keep in mind that this isn’t a cause and effect relationship. “Definitely don’t drink more in hopes that you will start working out more,” French said. Ali Kitenplon may be contacted at akitenplon@themiamihurricane.com.

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SEAL IT WITH A KISS: Senior Stephanie Lopez kisses the Zeta Tau Alpha PINK Out banner, which represents her contribution to Breast Cancer Awareness. The sorority held fund raisers in the UC Breezeway last week for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Zeta is collecting lids through November for the Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives competition. To view a slideshow of photographs from this event, visit www. themiamihurricane.com.

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Control Group: Abstainers (people who had not drunk alcohol in the 30 days prior to being surveyed) were used as the control group to which the exercise activity of drinkers was compared. Drinkers were classified based on the number of alcoholic drinks they had consumed in the last 30 days. Light drinkers: Women: 1-14 drinks, Men: 1-29 drinks Exercised 5.7 more minutes per week Moderate drinkers: Women: 15-45 drinks, Men: 30-75 drinks Exercised 10.1 more minutes per week Heavy drinkers: Women: at least 46 drinks, Men: at least 76 drinks Exercised 19.9 more minutes per week Source WebMD.com


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Richter special collection: ‘Boom and Bust’ Library offers students look at economic past BY JASMINE HENDERSON CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Now when students go to the second f loor of the Otto G. Richter Library, they can find more than just a quiet place to study. They can also learn about historic economic hardships that not only affected the country, but the University of Miami as well. “Boom and Bust,” an exhibit about the economy before and during the Great Depression, is being presented by the

Special Collections Department to showcase special manuscripts, photos and rare books. The works show the effects economic hardship had on literature, scholarship and the arts with books by Karl Marx and musical plays like Oscar Hammerstein’s Allegro. Included in the exhibit is a document explaining how The Miami Hurricane ceased publication due to a “lack of funds” on Oct. 8, 1929. There are also statements reporting rising tuition costs, and a letter from former UM President, B.F. Ashe to the class of 1935 informing them of the difficulty of finding jobs because of the economy. “It’s more of a way of saying this isn’t

the first time this has happened, and it won’t be the last,” said Christina Favretto, the head of the special collections department. According to Favretto, the display is also an attempt to give students an example of the types of collections available to them. New exhibits are displayed up to eight times a year, and usually have something to do with current events. Items can be reserved either online or in person from the special collections on the eighth f loor of the library. The exhibit is on the second f loor. “We want the students to know that they can check the materials out after they’ve been displayed,” Favretto said.

Graduate student Rudo Kemper, a library assistant who helped organize the display, learned a lot about what the library has to offer, and how students would be able to relate the exhibit to today’s financial situations. “It makes me think about how things in the economy were then and how they’re similar now,” Kemper said. Sophomore Dara Collins agrees. “It’s a unique experience to see how cyclical the economy can be,” she said. “Boom and Bust,” will be on display through the end of October. Jasmine Henderson may be contacted at jhenderson@themiamihurricane.com.

Students strut their stuff in drag show

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WORK IT GIRL!: Senior Miles Strebeck, a.k.a. “Amanda Hug and Kiss,” prepares for the drag fashion show. The fashion show (more of a drag pageant) put on by SpectrUM as part of National Coming Out Week took place last Wednesday. The winner, Strebeck, received a tiara, flowers and a Chili’s gift card. Read Priscilla Gomez’s story at themiamihurricane.com.

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their presentation on risk management, business services or purchasing. Instead, they used five rambling anecdotes that raised more questions rather than providing answers. Everyone has suffered through a similar situation with a professor, RA or even fellow student who just won’t shut up. We have a proposition: let’s lead a revolt of silence. Encourage those talkaholics to discover the miracle of e-mail, the art of PowerPoint or just the possibility that their speech isn’t really that important. So sssshhh Miami, you’re giving me a headache! Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board. What do you think? Take our poll on themiamihurricane.com!

POLL RESULTS: How do you laugh off midterm stress? JAYMES GARDZINSKI Sophomore “I tell myself that I am paying way too much money to not be learning every class.”

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Obama doesn’t deserve Nobel Prize...yet he Nobel Peace Prize is bestowed upon those who work to promote peace and deter acts of violence. But when Barack Obama, the president of a country fighting two wars, won the Nobel Peace Prize this past week, people finally realMICHAEL PERCHICK ized something: saying you CONTRIBUTING want change is apparently the COLUMNIST equivalent of causing change. Since Obama took office earlier this year, he has accomplished very little. Ten months in office is not enough time to accomplish his goals, so I am not saying Obama won’t meet his initiatives in the future. But as of now, the war in Afghanistan is getting worse, thousands of soldiers are still fighting overseas and the U.S. has basically done nothing to aid those affected by the genocide in Darfur. Not only has world peace not been achieved, but Obama cannot even get Republicans and Democrats to work together. Before there’s world peace, don’t you think he should be able to achieve bipartisanship amongst

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A revolt of silence The University of Miami has a problem: a talking problem. More specifically, an “I love the sound of my own voice” problem. I’m sure some of these compulsive speakers have beautiful voices and a plethora of important information to bestow upon us all. We just have yet to meet one of them. For example, at a Committee on Student Organizations (C.O.S.O.) “S.O.S. Workshop,” all sorts of UM officials discussed in length each possible, minuscule, pointless detail of every ridiculous, unlikely to occur circumstance a student organization could encounter. Some of their points may have been relevant to leaders sitting in the room, but they were lost among trivial chatter about car rentals and the difference between car pooling and driving to an organization’s event on your own. Not one of the speakers could use one concise, pertinent example to clarify a point in

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colleagues living in the same country? To no shock, most Republicans mocked the choice of Obama. “I’m not sure what the international community loved best, his waffling on Afghanistan, pulling defense missiles out of Eastern Europe, turning his back on freedom fighters in Honduras, coddling Castro, siding with Palestinians against Israel or almost getting tough on Iran,” Rep. Gresham Barrett R-S.C., and gubernatorial candidate told the Associated Press. I am not blaming Obama for winning the award. The president even said he did not feel he deserved “to be in the company” of past winners. I have to believe that Obama was not saying that to be humble but genuinely felt it. I will have no problem with Obama receiving the award when he does something to deserve it, but until then, the award symbolizes his popularity, not the “change” he promised us during his presidential campaign. Michael Perchick is a freshman majoring in broadcast journalism. He may be contacted at mperchick@ themiamihurricane.com.

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‘Marvel’ at Disney's possibility adies a n d ge nt le man, the folks at Disney are geniuses. Realizing that not everyALEXANDER one enjoys televiRAFULS sion shows about CONTRIBUTING country singers COLUMNIST with multiple personality disorders and witches that can’t act, Disney has purchased the most badass company around: Marvel. This purchase is one of the most intelligent decisions that Disney has made in the last twenty years. Disney can win over not just a larger male audience, but also the comic book audience, which has recently been growing thanks to the vast amount of film adaptations over the past five years (such as Beetle Bailey: World War Snooze). Furthermore, we may see some classic Disney shows make a comeback, reinterpreted by Marvel. I would at least hope for some Disney/

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Marvel crossovers (such as “Goofy and Venom Visit the Doctor”). Disney has bought a golden goose. With one of the greatest creative teams backing his company, Mickey Mouse can continue to sit on his golden throne and laugh as the world dumps money at his doorstep. On a more serious note, one has to wonder what the repercussions of this decision will be. For example, while Disney is respecting the film rights of all Marvel movies currently in existence, what will happen to Universal Studio’s Islands of Adventure? Will they renew their contract or will they change the theme of Marvel Island to something more generic? I certainly don’t want to go on a ride called “The Adventures of SpiderDude” or “The Incredible Muscular Guy” rollercoaster. While some struggles will certainly result, I am extremely excited to see what Disney does with its new property. Alexander Rafuls is a senior majoring in pre-med English. He may be contacted at arafuls@themiamihurricane.com.

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Miami’s Best Pizza Place: The Big Cheese The Big Cheese holds a special place in the hearts of Hurricanes. Offering a wide variety of mouth-watering subs and enormous pizzas, this Italian restaurant is a popular delivery option for Monday Night Football parties as well as late night cravings.Take a quick drive down US-1 and enjoy the Hurricane memorabilia that lines the walls and the cheap beer on tap. - Camron Ghorbi

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Best Apartment Area: Merrick Park

For the finest in off-campus living, look no further than The Residences at the Village of Merrick Park, 70% full of UM students. Located just north of campus on Ponce de Leon Road, the development features one, two and three-bedroom apartments, a resort-style swimming pool, video game room and fitness center. There’s even a study lounge and coffee bar for residents who would like to maintain their grades as well as their tan. - Sarah B. Pilchick

Best Happy Hour: Monty’s

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DOWN BY THE SEA: Monty’s outdoor bar overlooks the water.

If there’s a Friday spot for UM students, Monty’s Raw Bar in Coconut Grove is the place. With their famous cocktail concoctions (try a Painkiller-3 if you’re feeling brave) and a perfect atmosphere (tiki huts right on the water), Monty’s has a Happy Hour like none other. On a beautiful Friday afternoon, expect long lines and plenty of familiar faces. - Camron Ghorbi

Best Liquor Store: Gulf Liquors

An accessible liquor store located across from campus, Gulf Liquors actually has student discounts. Every liquor purchase is discounted with presentation of a Cane card. Plus a free mini bottle comes with every purchase, including wine. They have a wide selection of alcohol so it is not uncommon to come across an unfamiliar bottle. The walls are covered with liquor and the rest of the store is filled with aisles of wine and champagne. This is not a store for beer drinkers. - Carly Ehrlich

Best Bar: Mr. Moe’s

With happy hour every weekday until 8 p.m., it’s no wonder students say this Grove hangout is the best bar. Mr. Moe’s attracts a crowd through their daily themed events like Western Wednesday ladies night, beer Olympics and karaoke. They also have live bands and DJs that get people moving on the dance floor. If the inside is too loud, the picnic tables outside allow people to enjoy the music without getting a headache. The attire is casual; shorts and flip-flops are recommended and Canes gear is a must when the Hurricane’s take the field. Happy hour is not just on the weekdays, but every Sunday night at 10 p.m. too. - Carly Ehrlich

Best Thai/Sushi Restaurant: Moon Thai & Japanese

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Best Bookstore: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is the bookstore of choice because of their wide selection and variety of books, their music departmant (only in select stores), their games and gifts and their coffee at the café. B&N has locations in Sunset, Miracle Mile, West Kendall and Biscayne, so even if you’re commuting from off campus, picking up a good read is always only a few miles away. - Carey Goldenberg

Best Coffee Shop: Starbucks

If the long line at 10 a.m. every weekday is not enough to convince you, then the taste definitely will. As the hot spot for a much needed caffeine fix, Starbucks Coffee provides the best coffee, espresso and non-coffee drinks with a variety of customization choices. Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Mocha Frappuccinos and Chai Tea Lattes are just a few student favorites, along with the Vanilla Bean Scones and Outrageous Oatmeal Cookies ordered at the counter every day. The soothing ambiance coupled with classical music and prime studying locations makes this Starbucks a campus staple. - Ashley Torres

Best Place to Find a Hot Date: Richter Library

With hundreds of students entering and exiting its doors each day, it is no wonder that Otto G. Richter Library is the best place on campus to find a hot date. With plenty of beautiful people trapped in the building with a book in their face, the chances of discovering your next ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend or future husband/wife, whichever you pick, are pretty high. When the brain begins to hurt from hours of studying, take a few minutes to scope out the stacks, the first floor Information Commons and every study table for a sexy co-ed waiting to be asked out for Friday night. - Ashley Torres

Looking for quality Thai and Japanese cuisine, but don’t want to travel far? Moon Thai & Japanese is your answer, located on US-1, directly across from campus. Their extensive separate Thai and Japanese menus offer affordable prices and quality food for college students. On their website, Moon now offers the option of ordering online, with the food ready to be picked up at the restaurant in a small amount of time. Aside from their Coral Gables location, Moon also has new locations in Weston, Coral Springs and West Kendall. - Carey Goldenberg

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JACORY HARRIS GETS HIS HAIR CUT LAST WEDNESDAY BY TEAM BARBER STEVEN RIVERA BRITTNEY BOMNIN // PHOTO EDITOR

‘Hair’is and team barber share unique bond Players place their trust in Steven Rivera BY JUSTIN ANTWEIL SPORTS EDITOR

Most teams spend their free time away from the gridiron by playing video games, going bowling or catching a movie. But the football players at the University of Miami are unique. Every week they get their haircuts together. UM has its own team barber, 23-year-old Steven Rivera. While some like Vaughn Telemaque and Travis Benjamin refuse to cut their luscious locks, over half the football team goes to Rivera. He is the owner of Get Right Kutz, a local barber shop in downtown Miami. “I love art and designing. I used to be a graffiti artist, but I stopped that and picked up something more traditional,” said Rivera, who began cutting hair at the age of 13. “I cut my own hair when I was a teenager. My mom told me I had a great talent so I started cutting other people’s hair professionally.” Four years ago Rivera was introduced to the University of Miami football team. “When I’m not cutting hair I’m a correction officer for the state of Florida,” he said. “I work in prisons and four years ago I met Javarris James’s brother who was incarcerated at the time. Through his brother I got to know Baby J and soon became good friends with former Canes wide receiver Lance Leggett.” Leggett and Rivera became close and Rivera cut Leggett’s hair on a weekly basis. Through

word of mouth his unique styles became more popular and soon he became the go-to barber. Rivera comes twice a week to UM’s Coral Gables campus and sets up shop in one of the on-campus apartments. “Usually every Wednesday and Thursday I come to my buddy’s room in Apartment 22 P. I like to freshen up the players right before game days, but they usually travel on Fridays,” he said. “I met two good friends, Mike Duncan and Justin Williams, who allow me to cut people's hair in their apartment.” Duncan met Rivera three years ago at a fashion show on campus. “The director of the show hired Steve. Steve cut my hair and I had been looking for a good barber for a while and I finally found one,” Duncan recalled. “I invited him to use my place so people all over campus could use him. Things started unraveling and soon everyone went to him.” Jacory Harris is one of Rivera’s most frequent visitors. “Steve is like my brother. Someone I love, someone I trust. I go to him every week to tighten up and look nice,” he said. “I can’t ever look sloppy. I have a lot of confidence in him. I know he will never mess up.” Harris enjoys singing while getting a haircut. Last week he rapped to Jay-Z, Rhianna and Kanye West’s latest hit "Run This Town." The sophomore quarterback has distinct hairstyles. He had “Swag” inscribed on the right side of his head and the “U” on the other against Oklahoma. Last year Harris had is nickname “J12” written in cursive. “I like to wait until TV games to get my hair decorated

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CUTTING EDGE: Team barber, Steven Rivera, has accumulated a following since his start at age 13. Rivera’s unique designs make his work stand out and keep customers coming back for more. and make it stand out,” Harris said of his unique styles. “I am growing my hair out and waiting to do something special. I love Steve and I want to not only demonstrate the swagger here, but market his great ability to design hair.” Sophomore linebacker Jordan Futch likes to be creative too. The ibis was embedded in his head last year. Rivera, who charges $8 per haircut, loves catering to the

UM community. “I’m an only child, so I cut hair on the side to support my mom and dad,” he said. “My inspiration is fellow barber Jacarro Smith. I have learned a lot from him.” Redshirt freshman wide receiver Tommy Streeter would have a wild hairdo. “Without Steve, I would have a giant afro,” he said. “He is simply the best.”

Justin Antweil may be contacted at jantweil@themiamihurricane.com.

A CUT ABOVE THE REST WHO: Steven Rivera WHAT: Get Right Kutz WHERE: Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in Apartment 22 P HOW MUCH: $8

LOG ON TO WWW.THEMIAMIHURRICANE.COM TO VIEW MATT WALLACH’S VIDEO AND BRITTNEY BOMNIN’S PHOTO SLIDESHOW OF STEVEN RIVERA CUTTING THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS’ HAIR. PART 2 OF THIS FEATURE WILL APPEAR IN THURSDAY’S ISSUE. October 12 - October 14, 2009

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Canes march all over Florida A&M Prof. Antweil’s Report Card

FAMU vs. Miami QUARTERBACKS: RUNNING BACKS: WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS: OFFENSIVE LINE: DEFENSIVE LINE: LINEBACKERS: ALEX BROADWELL // The Miami Hurricane

HE COULD...GO...ALL THE WAY!: Sophomore wide receiver Thearon Collier returns a punt 61 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter during Saturday night’s 48-16 victory over Florida A&M.

Hurricanes rise to No. 9 in AP poll BY LELAN LEDOUX SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

Different players, same results. Even with sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris sitting out the second half, the Miami Hurricanes handled Florida A&M 4816 Saturday night at Land Shark Stadium in front of 47,859. The Canes (4-1) scored on five of their first six possessions and six different players scored a touchdown. With the victory, Miami moved up to No. 9 in the Associated Press poll. “It was a good win for us tonight. I think we came out focused as far as starting the game fast,” head coach Randy Shannon said. “But we still have to get better as a football team. We have a long ways to go to be where we want to be as a football program.” The Hurricanes’ depth was the theme of the game. With junior running back Graig Cooper out with a hip injury and senior running back Javarris James play12

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ing in just two series, it was junior running back Damien Berry’s opportunity to shine. He carried the ball for the first time in his career and gained 165 yards in 14 attempts. Berry sparked his own two-play, 89-yard touchown drive in the third quarter to give the Canes their final score of the game against the football subdivision Rattlers (4-1). It marked the most rushing yards by a Hurricane since Tyrone Moss racked up 195 on the ground back in 2005. It was also the second straight game a UM back rushed for more than 150 yards. “I was a little nervous,” Berry said about receiving his first career carry. “My heart was going 150 miles an hour. After I got in and I got used to it, everything went great.” Berry converted from safety to running back last season and spent the majority of his time on the scout team and special teams. “He did a great job for us, really responded,” Shannon said of Berry’s strong performance. “Anytime you have an opportunity you have to capitalize on it. He did a great job of going downhill, getting us positive yards for the offense to keep moving.”

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With Harris watching on the sideline, true freshman quarterback A.J. Highsmith made his debut and went 3-for-3 with 38 yards in the second half. Despite the 32-point drubbing, two huge concerns loom for the Hurricanes. Sophomore receiver Aldarius Johnson suffered a shoulder injury in the opening series against FAMU after grabbing two consecutive catches. He left the game nursing his right shoulder in a sling. According to Shannon, sophomore defensive tackle Marcus Forston has been plagued with numerous injuries and might be done for the remainder of the season. “Forston has been nicked up the whole camp. It isn’t getting better [anytime] soon, so you have to move on,” Shannon said. “It’s just a situation where you have to keep going.” Miami heads upstate to Orlando to face the University of Central Florida (3-2), a team that is coming off a bye week. Lelan LeDoux may be contacted at lledoux@themiamihurricane.com.

October 12 - October 14, 2009

SECONDARY: SPECIAL TEAMS: COACHING:

BA+ AA B+ B+ C+ A+ A

BY SPORTS EDITOR JUSTIN ANTWEIL The Professor may be contacted at jantweil@themiamihurricane.com.

LOG ON TO THEMIAMIHURRICANE.COM FOR THE PROFESSOR’S ANALYSIS OF EACH UNIT. THERE HAVE BEEN NO ACADEMIC ALERTS ONE FOURTH OF THE WAY THROUGH THE SEASON.

TOUCHDOWN RECAP LEONARD HANKERSON’S 5-yard catch JIMMY GRAHAM’S 7-yard catch MIKE JAMES’S 5-yard run LEE CHAMBERS’S 2-yard run THEARON COLLIER’S 61-yard punt return DAMIEN BERRY’S 35-yard run


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Miami tames Clemson Tigers for a good cause Team auctions game jerseys BY DEBORA RUBI CONTRIBUTING SPORTS WRITER

The Hurricanes defeated the Clemson Tigers 2-0 Thursday night in front of a crowd of more than 500 at Cobb Stadium. Miami (7-6, 2-2) played in special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off online to benefit breast cancer charities. Aside from the money raised at the auction, over $1,000 was collected at the game thanks to generous donations from fans. “I think it’s something that is extremely important because there were people on the team that had been affected,” head coach Tricia Taliaferro said. “As women, we have that responsibility to each other to try and help each other, and I think it’s fantastic that the fans came out.” Junior Brittney Steinbruch opened up the scoring in the 16th

minute with a 15-yard shot from outside the box through two defenders into the bottom left-hand corner of the net. It was her third goal of the season. “It was important to win tonight with the whole breast cancer awareness,” Steinbruch said. “It was awesome that we got a win.” Both teams played a quick, aggressive game with freshman Ashlee Burt getting a cautionary yellow card in the 12th minute and freshman Callie Cavanaugh receiving one as well in the 79th minute for the Tigers (3-10, 0-5). Freshman Jordan Roseboro and senior Beverly Goebel dominated the midfield. Both players continually recovered the ball and created momentum upfield. “I feel a lot more comfortable there,” Roseboro said. “I feel like I can contribute a lot more playing back and getting the balls for my teammates and getting more opportunities.” Goebel was able to dribble past the Tigers to set up dangerous plays up top. She was re-

warded with a goal in the 47th minute. Steinbruch fed a ball to Goebel, who lobbed the ball over the incoming Clemson goalie for a goal. “The team worked hard in order to get me there and Brittney gave me a good ball,” Goebel said. “It always starts from the back. I just got lucky. It came from my team first.” Sophomore goalie Vikki Alonzo kept the Canes in the lead with a couple of high-risk saves in the first half coming from defensive mistakes. She had four saves in the game. “Clemson created some really dangerous opportunities, but Vikki came up big to get her shutout,” Taliaferro said. Debora Rubi may be contacted at drubi@themiamihurricane.com.

The Hurricanes face Duke on Thursday in North Carolina at 7 p.m.

ALEX BROADWELL // The Miami Hurricane

NOTHING BUT NET: Junior forward Brittney Steinbruch fires a shot between two defenders into the left side of the net.

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Dear V: Searching for a needle in a haystack...

I’m 21 years old and I’ve never had a boyfriend. I hadn’t even ever kissed anybody until six months ago when I got fed up and asked some guy at work to make out with me just so I could see what it was like before I died. Then, this past summer I met an amazing guy who was everything I could have wanted, except obviously not, because I came back to Miami and now he’s 2,000 miles away and not my boyfriend. I go to parties every weekend, know everyone in my classes (pretty much the same people every semester anyway), and am very social, and I get a lot of guys telling me that they like me, but I have not found one guy here who I am interested in. I have, in the past, gone on dates with some of these guys who liked me who I didn’t like at first, just to give them a chance,

but the only thing that has ended up happening is that they liked me more, I liked them less, and then I get pseudo-stalked for a few months. Look, I’m not necessarily trying to find someone who’s brilliant, hot, speaks four languages, cooks, appreciates art, plays piano, has traveled around the world, is getting his PhD, knows how to have a good time, and is rich (like the last guy...) but I don’t know where I’m supposed to find a guy who’s even somewhat mentally, visually, and otherwise stimulating. I’ve thought about joining random clubs that I’m not already in as an attempt to meet more people, but what good would it to be to join a club I don’t like, just to find someone who is into something that I’m not into at all? Any advice? Sincerely, Somewhat picky

Dear Picky, It sounds to me like a lack of game is not your issue. And your self-esteem seems to be in check. But you do present some pretty specific details when it comes to the kind of guy that you’re “not necessarily trying to find.” It is often said that when you’re ready to start exploring your sexuality, you’ll know. I find some truth in this statement. In fact, it appears that you are ready. Yet, the fact that you feel that 21 is too old to just be getting started has you a little nervous. You might be worried about having waited so long, only to experience your firsts with someone who wasn’t truly worth it. And I bet this has really caused you to set some high standards. Nobody is perfect. I think you’ve proven to yourself that finding reasons not

to do something seems a lot easier than getting your hands dirty, taking a risk, and trying new things. While it is good to have standards (i.e. treats you with respect, makes you smile, et. cetera), replacing high-strung specifics like “speaks four languages” with an open mind might leave you pleasantly surprised. Relax. There is no need to be on the prowl for Mr. Perfect. After all, you’re only 21. Best of luck! V Have a question for V? Hit up DearV@ themiamihurricane.com.

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