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Occupy movement spreads to Miami, goes global BY KYLIE BANKS | SENIOR NEWS WRITER JONATHAN BORGE | ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

he national unemployment rate is 9.1 percent, 46.2 million Americans are living below the official poverty line and the median household income has fallen 6.7 percent to $49,909. As a result, demonstrations speaking out against government corruption and the current state of the economy have sprouted across the United States and have now reached Miami.

On Saturday, protesters with Occupy Miami will unite at the Torch of Friendship at Bayfront Park to express their grievances about the direction of the nation. The group, which has more than 7,000 likes on Facebook, has posted numerous videos on YouTube to promote the protest. Occupy Wall Street, the protest that is currently being held in New York City, inspired the Miami movement. SEE GLOBAL PROTESTS, PAGE 4


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HOMECOMING

Ludacris concert relocated to BUC Security, weather prompt change BY NICKY DIAZ COPY EDITOR

The location for the 2011 Homecoming concert has been changed. Although it was originally scheduled to take place on the University Green, the concert will now be held in the BankUnited Center. The decision was made to resolve issues that have affected past Homecoming concerts. ““The size of the crowd and the stature of the artist have grown over

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the years, and we realized there were challenges to having the concert outside, including weather and security,”” said Joshua Brandfon, the advisor for Hurricane Productions, and the associate director of the Office of Student Activities and Student Organizations. ““We wanted to make it an overall better experience.”” President Donna E. Shalala, Hurricane Productions, the Office of Student Activities and Student Organizations, the BankUnited Center and alumni made the decision to change the location collectively. Although the event is still free, tickets will be required for entry. There will be two seating sections to choose from: general admission floor (standing room only) and general admission (GA) seats. The GA floor section is only available to students. However, space is limited because 1,200 tickets will be distributed on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Students may also choose to sit in the GA seats. ““We wanted to give students priority when it came to seating,”” Brandfon said. ““We want them to enjoy [the concert].”” Some students, however, are skeptical about how effective the ticket requirement will be. ““I don’’t think the tickets are going to keep anyone out really,”” freshman Katie Black said. ““I mean it is more orderly, but I don’’t know if it will achieve its purpose.””

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Mixed martial arts are headed to the BankUnited Center (BUC) on Saturday at 8 p.m. The main fights will showcase Marcus Davis against Chuck O’Neil and Luis Palomino against Edson Berto. Tickets for students are $25 and are available at ticketmaster.com, the BUC Ticketmaster window or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

HOPE FOR VISION The first South Florida 5K run/walk to benefit Hope for Vision will be held on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Hollywood Beach. It will support research efforts

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Check out Ashley McKevitt’s photo slideshow of the new show, “The House of Bernada Alba.”

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Upperclassmen who have attended homecoming concerts of years past, offer a different perspective. ““I think it’’s a good thing,”” junior Marcel Angles said. ““Weather can ruin the concert. Now that it’’s indoors, you avoid that problem.”” Students can pick up one ticket from the UC Ticketmaster window

starting Oct. 20 with a valid Cane Card. If tickets remain, one additional ticket can be picked up beginning Oct. 31. Tickets will also be available for alumni, faculty and staff on Oct. 26. The concert will begin at 10 p.m. on Nov. 4; doors will open at 9:30 p.m.

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to find a cure for blinding diseases. Registration begins at 6 a.m. and discounts are available for students. For more information and to register, visit hopeforvision.org/events/m5k2011.

IMPORTANT DATES Spring 2012 registration appointments will be available on myUM on Oct. 24. The last day to drop a course for fall 2011 is Oct. 28. Online registration will begin on Nov. 7 for spring 2012.

MIAMI LAW FAIR The annual Miami Law Fair will take place on Oct. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Mi-

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ami, which is accessible via Metrorail. It is located at 400 SE Second Ave. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Business-professional attire for seniors is highly encouraged, as this may be an opportunity to interview with admission officers. Business-casual attire for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is also encouraged. Flip-flops and T-shirts are not recommended. To RSVP, visit lsac.org/jd/choose/ law-school-recruitment-forums.asp.

Jonathan Borge and Stephanie Parra may be contacted at news@themiamihurricane.com.

Read Rosa Orihuela’s complaints about UM’s ineffective campus transportation. Excited for the football game? Austen Gregerson has the scoop on Saturday’s game. Subscribe for the email edition of the newspaper at themiamihurricane. com/subscribe. Have a question for V? Ask at dearv@ themiamihurricane. com. TWITTER ACCOUNTS @MiamiHurricane @Dear_V @TMH_Photo @TMH_Sports FACEBOOK PAGE facebook.com/ themiamihurricane


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Scientists find particle faster than light Discovery has potential to reshape physics BY PAUL LEVY CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

COURTESY TOM KNIGHT

GIVES YOU WINGS: The UMiami Hurricane Engineers test their design in Red Bull’s Flugtag competition in Tampa, Fla. The team included sophomore Matt Vautrain, and juniors Thien Tran, Ivan Zorn, Jon Wickliff and Tom Knight.

Engineers build flying contraption Team loses, looks forward to next year BY ELIZABETH DE ARMAS CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Red Bull’’s annual Flugtag event was held on Saturday at the Tampa Bay Convention Center, where the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) represented the University of Miami in competition. Flugtag, which means ““flying day”” in German, requires competitors to build a homemade flying machine that is powered by humans. The contraption is then pushed off of a 30-foot high deck in the hopes that it will fly. More than 35 teams participated in the event and a team from St. Petersburg, Fla., took home the grand prize. This was the second year that ASME competed for the Flugtag title. The UMiami Hurricane Engineers created a flying machine in five days for the competition. The machine weighed about 500

pounds and measured 12 feet tall. The wingspan was originally 30 feet, but was cut down to 25 on competition day because of gusty winds. Each team was judged on flight distance, creativity and showmanship. The event is not only a competition, but also a lively show for the audience. ““The teams set up inside a staging area and entertain the spectators while they wait to launch their machine,”” said Tom Knight, the captain of this year’’s team. ““Then, the spectators vote on the gliders they like best via text message.”” The teams are encouraged to dress in costumes and decorate their machine according to the theme they are representing. The Hurricane Engineers dressed as South Beach lifeguards. ““We had a caped kid running around, a photographer, a tourist, snorkeler, various sunbathing girls, and one of the flight crew members was wearing a bikini and was a dude,”” Knight said. ““The machine had a red lifeguard stand and was painted to look like a rescue paddle boat. It was pretty simple

because we were more concerned about the function.”” Knight mentioned that there were a few teams that went above and beyond with the themes. ““There was a Willy Wonka team that had people dressed up as oompa loompas,”” he said. Knight said the competition was fun even though they did not win. ““The team was about 20 mechanical and aerospace engineers from ASME,”” Knight said. ““We still don’’t know our score.”” President of ASME, Mariah Szpunar, said the experience was awesome and the team had a great time. ““Flugtag was a chance for us to live out the days of Da Vinci when man first sought to take the skies,”” Szpunar said. ““If they had as much fun as we did building and making a splash, perhaps flight would have been invented before the Wright brothers.”” The team’’s loss will not discourage ASME from competing in the Flugtag event next year.

A recent discovery by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, could potentially revolutionize scientists’’ understanding of time, space and the universe. An experiment at CERN –– a hub for physics research located in Geneva, Switzerland –– sent neutrinos, a type of subatomic particles, from Geneva to San Grasso, Italy. The particles traveled 60 nanoseconds (0.000000060) faster than light, a slight discrepancy that could shed doubt upon Albert Einstein’’s theory of relativity, which provides the framework for modern physics. The properties of neutrinos, which are nearly massless and electrically neutral, make them useful for study because they pass directly through most matter with little interaction. There are three types of neutrinos, and the experiment’’s initial goal was to study the way neutrinos change types. The realization that the particles traveled faster than light, however, has garnered public interest and made the experiment’’s implications broader than originally expected. The methods of measurement used were highly complex and mathematical, and the researchers have looked for possible sources of error. In order for the experiment’’s results to affect physicists’’ understanding of Einstein’’s theory, CERN’’s conclusion must be independently verified by other researchers. Rafael Nepomechie, a UM physics professor, agrees with many others in thinking that the experimenters may have overlooked some systematic error. But if CERN’’s results are verified, the notion that the speed of light is a fundamental speed limit built into the universe would be challenged. ““For sure [the verified experiment] would give a valuable clue about the fundamental laws of physics,”” Nepomechie said. Regardless, the results of CERN’’s experiment do not necessarily imply that relativity is completely wrong. For now, research teams involved in the T2K experiment in Japan and the MINOS experiment near Chicago will attempt to replicate CERN’’s findings. In 2007, the MINOS experiment also saw the possibility of neutrinos moving faster than the speed of the light, but those conclusions have yet to be confirmed.

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Occupy movement takes root in South Florida GLOBAL PROTESTS FROM PAGE 1 Similar movements have been sweeping the nation, with cities like Fort Lauderdale and Tampa starting local ““Occupy”” groups. The Occupy movement does not have a defining feature. Instead, it protests a number of social issues that range from the high unemployment rate to tax breaks for the wealthy. ““It’’s a class issue,”” said senior Robert Hupf, a supporter of the movement. ““There are people that have an income much greater than [the average] American. While they get tax breaks and benefits, the rest of the 99 percent are fighting for jobs. We’’re bearing the burden.”” Because of the variety of issues protesters are addressing, the movement has a diverse following. The protesters ““range from the unemployed to leftist intellectuals,”” sophomore David Moyer said. Moyer plans to attend the Saturday rally with a group of students from the university. Some of the protesters feel the

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If you look around the world, Occupy Wall Street is not unique. Over the summer we saw rioting, looting and protests in Greece, Great Britain and Spain. It’s not a coincidence that all these things are happening in post-industrial democracies at the same time. Occupy Miami or Occupy Wall Street is part of something bigger. Louise Davidson-Schmich, Director of undergraduate studies, political science movement will make great political strides. The nature of the Occupy protests has been compared to the early stages of the 2009 Tea Party movement. ““I see a new formation of the left wing,”” Moyer said. ““This is an interesting

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political change I will be taking part in.”” Other supporters see it as a way to make a difference outside the political realm. ““If we are going to challenge [the system], we can’’t rely on the institutions of power,”” Hupf said. ““They’’re not getting anywhere. If we’’re going to be heard, we need to get the voice out.”” However, others feel that the protesters are fighting the wrong institutions. ““I don’’t think it will achieve anything,”” junior Andy Tomonto said. ““I don’’t think Wall Street is the bane of the United States. They’’re the ones we have to bolster to get people working again. [These protesters] use their phones and [drink] their Starbucks.”” Though the demands of the protestors is not entirely clear, it is evident that there is general disapproval of current political and economic policy. ““If you look around the world, Occupy Wall Street is not unique,”” said Louise Davidson-Schmich, director of undergraduate studies in the political science department. ““Over the summer we saw rioting, looting and protests in Greece, Great Britain and Spain.

It’’s not a coincidence that all these things are happening in post-industrial democracies at the same time. Occupy Miami or Occupy Wall Street is part of something bigger.””

IF YOU GO WHAT: Occupy Miami planning assembly WHERE: Torch of Friendship monument (next to Bayfront Park), 301 North Biscayne Blvd. WHEN: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.  The protest is from 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.  The general assembly is from 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit occupymia.org.


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Celebrating Sukkot with competition TRADITION: Architecture student Meagan Sippel (left) sits in her friend Brian Law’s sukkah, while he sits on the roof. The Hebrew letters for sukkah inspired Law’s construction, which can be turned on any side and still maintain the same design and function. UM’s School of Architecture and College of Engineering worked together to put on the first sukkah competition, inspired by last year’s competition in New York City. Historically, sukkahs were makeshift dwellings that were set up and taken down as Jews traveled through the desert for 40 years. Modern-day Orthodox Jews create sukkahs for the weeklong holiday Sukkot, a celebration of the harvest. Kisaye James (below), daughter of associate law professor Osamudia James, walks around the sukkah competition.

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Gaurav Dhiman, Senior Columnist

Airport security burdens travelers With fall break upon us, many students will be flocking to nearby airports to spend a long weekend at home. Unfortunately, this involves going through increasingly stringent security and dealing with Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Remove your shoes and jackets, don’’t fly with a container filled with more than three ounces of liquid, put your laptop in its own bin to get scanned ... you know the drill. But do TSA’’s policies actually work? Travelers aren’’t allowed to carry containers filled with more than three ounces of liquid, but there are no limits on how many containers a person can have. Hypothetically, dangerous substances could be mixed right on the plane. Everybody has to remove their shoes to be screened for explosives, but America is the only country where this security measure is taken. Also, all passengers with one-way tickets are subject to extra security, as it is assumed that a suicide bomber would not be making a return trip. However, all passengers flying standby have one-way tickets. Is it necessary to put them under scrutiny? Recently, the government changed the pat-down policy for young children in an attempt to reduce the instances in which such procedures are necessary.

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Airport workers are now told to make every effort to screen children without using invasive methods. In recent months, several videos have surfaced of children being patted down, which caused public outrage. Children may be unlikely terrorists, but terrorists have used children as young as 10 years old as suicide bombers, according to a report released by MSNBC. Explosives can be hidden in the unlikeliest of places, like toys or underwear, and it could be a fatal mistake to make children exempt from security procedures. That being said, pat-downs and bag checks aren’’t always effective. TSA’’s policies may sound excessive, but they would only be so if they were carried out properly. Airport workers are human and can get lazy about thoroughly checking someone in security. On the other hand, bags are checked when it’’s not necessary and random searches are carried out solely based on racial profiling. Overall, TSA should be more efficient with their security. Some security is better than none at all, but so many of these measures cause stress fortravelers without actually getting anything accomplished. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

Sure, they want to be fiscally responsible, but what about morally responsible? Whatever happened to that compassionate conservatism that Republicans have long preached? I highly doubt that Jesus Christ would hold a ransom like this. Disaster relief should never be a bargaining chip in some political game. Some Democrats in the past have held similar positions, and they, too, deserve criticism. I sat around for weeks without writing about the issue and thought that it would blow over. However,

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the House Tea Party nutcracks are at their antics again, believing that their victory in the last election cycle is an absolute mandate to tear down all forms of government spending and restructure the United States to make it more like that of the 1920s. Of all things, don’’t play cheap games like you’’ve been playing. Make the right decision, and we can go back to matters that are more appropriate to debate.

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n the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which devastated several areas on the East Coast last month, many Republicans, GAURAV DHIMAN led by House SENIOR Majority LeadCOLUMNIST er Eric Cantor, wanted to offset disaster relief to victims of the hurricane with cuts elsewhere in the government’’s budget.

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House of Bernada Alba

BY ALEXANDER GONZALEZ CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER ASHLEY MCKEVITT // The Miami Hurricane

YOUTHFUL REBELLION: Seniors Jenna Rubaii, Grace Douglas, Sara Gordon and Valerie Roche share the stage during the first act of “The House of Bernarda Alba.”

A Spanish family tragedy

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ive daughters under the control of their oppressive mother challenge tradition and test the limits of youthful rebellion. Does this sound famil-

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No, it’’s not the latest TV show or film, it’’s Federico Garcia Lorca’’s ““The House of Bernada Alba,”” considered the greatest Spanish tragedy of the 20th century. In a professional collaboration with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, UM’’s Department of Theatre Arts will be producing a new translation of the play by Karen Coonrod and Nilo Cruz. The show is directed by Henry Fonte, chair of the theatre department.

““I loved and am loving directing ‘‘Bernada Alba,’’”” Fonte said. ““It’’s an emotional work of theatre that will attract audiences, especially younger people.”” Even though the play is set in the 1930s, much of the appeal of ““Bernada Alba”” comes from its contemporary themes. ““Headlines are always showing stories about domestic issues,”” Fonte said. ““The struggles of 1936 speak to today’’s problems, which makes the play good.”” But the play’’s effectiveness also has to do with the creative process. A successful production requires teamwork among actors, designers and management. Although UM faculty and students worked on much of the design, the students performed along-

side Arsht Center union members. ““This experience has been absolutely amazing,”” senior Sara Gordon said. ““Watching the professional actresses work and being able to work with them has been eye-opening.”” Gordon plays Prudencia, Bernada’’s friend who essentially waits for her to mess up, or, as Gordon called her, a ““frenemy.”” Through this role, Gordon has gained valuable insight about the acting process and the business end of theatre. Her role in the show prepared her to go to New York after graduation. ““Working on a professional stage has been so exciting and fulfilling,”” Gordon said. ““I enjoy my time onstage with my friends.””

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UPCOMING EVENT

Save money, embrace inner child at popular attractions BY DEANNA MAVIS CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

Whether you’’re a freshman who just moved to Miami or a senior who’’s already getting nostalgic about leaving, there’’s no better time to see the attractions in this area. Why? Because October is Miami Attractions Month, meaning some of the most popular venues around town are offering great discounts. For broke college students like you and me, this is great news. The theme, ““Everyone’’s a Kid,”” will allow anyone visiting Zoo Miami, the Miami Seaquarium and other locations to pay the price of a child’’s admission fee, rather than the adult price. If you haven’’t been to Zoo Miami yet, now’’s your chance to do so, while saving $4 on admission. The zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and features more than 2,000 animals, including koalas, flamingos and elephants. The Miami Seaquarium features exhibits and performances with many aquatic animals like whales, dolphins, sea lions, turtles, crocodiles and more. If you go this month, between

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9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., you can save $10 from the regular adult admission. The Everglades Alligator Farm is offering buy-one-get-one-free adult and children tickets. Adults can pay the price of a child’’s ticket at Jungle Island. Monkey Jungle is discounting all tickets by 50 percent. The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are offering $3 and $1 discounts on adult and child tickets, respectively. The Deering Estate at Cutler is offering two adult tickets for $12, and HistoryMiami (featuring South Florida and Caribbean history) is 50 percent off all month, as are Big Bus Miami/Grayline tours around the city. But wait, there’’s more. Before you hop in your car or walk to the Metrorail, go online and print a coupon for the attraction you’’re interested in. Visit everyonesakid.com and click the various attractions in the left-hand column, then ““Click Here for Coupon.”” The addresses and hours are available on the site for all attractions. So, embrace your inner child (and pay like a child), or spend another weekend cooped up at Richter ... the choice is yours.

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Mixing spirits and art

DANIELLE PELOQUIN // The Miami Hurricane

HAPPY HOUR: Dr. Karen R. Mathews gives a tour of the new studentcurated exhibit, “Women, Windows and the Word: Diverging Perspectives on Islamic Art” on Oct. 6. On the first Thursday of every month, the Lowe hosts a Lowe Down Happy Hour, which features unique themes and includes lectures, gallery tours, hors d’oeuvres, wine and cocktails. Admission is $10, but free for Lowe members.


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Category 5 plans ‘Miami Madness’ event

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BRING ON THE MADNESS: The Hurricanes men’s basketball team celebrates a victory over Georgia Tech last season. New head coach Jim Larranaga plans to bring this same level of excitement to Miami Madness, an event to be held Oct. 20.

Student interest in athletics still low BY PATRICK RILEY CONTRIBUTING SPORTS WRITER

Category 5, the Student Government spirit programming board, is looking to reach out and include more Miami sports, and has a new and exciting event in store for Canes basketball fans. Spurred by its never-ending quest for higher attendance at UM athletic events and its desire to foster a stronger fan culture, the student-run organization plans to shift a lot of its focus toward programs that have been overlooked in the past. This year volleyball, soccer and the Olympic sports,

like swimming, rowing and tennis, will be included and emphasized in the incentivebased Hurricane Force program. ““We’’re offering points for literally every event you could possibly go to,”” Category 5 chair Caitlin Giles said. These points can then be turned into prizes ranging from koozies or foam fingers in the lower levels, to customized Category 5 sunglasses, right up to signed memorabilia from every team for the person who accumulates the most points. And the premise seems to be working. ““I know that before the Hurricane Force program launched the average attendance [for women’’s basketball] was at 20 a game,”” vicechair Javier Hernandez said. ““I checked the numbers for last year and they’’re now at 110 a game.””

But even with the progress they have already made, Category 5 keeps looking for new ways to get students involved and attract them to games. That’’s where the idea for ““Miami Madness”” was born. ““Miami Madness was actually brought to us by Coach Larranaga,”” Hernandez said. ““It’’s something that he did back in George Mason and Bowling Green. It’’s basically the way to connect students to our basketball team.”” The first-time event will take place on Oct. 20 at the BankUnited Center, and is set to open its gates at 7:30 p.m. It will feature a competition in which fans, players and coaches are split up into two teams contending for various prizes. One team will be led by Coach Larranaga and the other by Katie Meier, the head coach of the women’’s Oct. 13 - Oct. 16, 2011

team. Students and players alike will then compete in on-court activities such as threepoint shots, dribbling races and much more. ““The whole program is focused at the students and introducing the basketball team. So it’’s interactive with the students,”” Giles said. Hopes and expectations are high, as Larranaga has had huge success with the event at his previous schools. Hernandez, a Miami native who is all too familiar with the fact that his hometown is more of a football-centered culture than a basketball one, was quick to point out why students should attend Miami Madness. ““I expect it to be high-intensity, highenergy and it’’s going to be led by the two most charismatic coaches in the nation.”” THE MIAMI HURRICANE

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SPORTS BRIEFS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Add this to the list of preseason accolades for the women’s basketball team: Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have both been added to the Women’s Preseason Nominee list for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award. The Wooden award is considered by many to be the most prestigious individual honor in all of college basketball. The winner will be announced the weekend of April 9-11, 2012.

SOCCER The Hurricanes soccer team will kick off at Cobb Field for the final time during the regular season this weekend. On Thursday, Miami will welcome the Boston College Eagles. The matchup will take place starting at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Miami will close out the home portion of their schedule on Sunday when they face off against the Maryland Terrapins. That game will kick off at 1 p.m. After this weekend, the Canes will be on the road to end the regular season.

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VOLLEYBALL After going 1-1 this past weekend in North Carolina, the Canes volleyball team will return to the Knight Sports Complex to play ACC rivals Clemson and Georgia Tech. The game against the Tigers will be on Friday at 7 p.m., while the Yellow Jackets will face off against Miami on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games can be heard live on 90.5 FM or on wvum.org.

MLB At least one former Hurricane will be making a World Series appearance this year. Jon Jay of the St. Louis Cardinals and Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers are currently battling against one another in the NLCS to earn a World Series berth. The series is tied at 1-1 as of Tuesday night. Ernesto Suarez may be contacted at sports@themiamihurricane.com. Information compiled from hurricanesports. com.


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It’’s okay for a guy to cry once in a while, but if you blubber like a baby in your room every time you hear ““I Guess That’’s Why They Call it the Blues”” by Elton John, you should probably try to get a hold of yourself. Men tend to put masculinity on too high of a pedestal, but bawling in front of a bunch of people is embarrassing for you and makes everyone around you a bit uncomfortable. I know professional wrestling is ““still real to [you] dammit,”” but like that guy in the viral video, take a step back and ask yourself, ““Why the hell am I crying right now?”” And you don’’t know Britney Spears personally, maybe she did something awful in her life and all of that media scrutiny was punishment for it. Don’’t worry too much about your friends. It’’s their job to make fun of your weaknesses, that’’s what friends do. They still love you, so there’’s no need for you to make that piercing screech, reminiscent of two cats mating, every time you watch the ending to ““Marley and

Me”” (I know its sad, but come on man, didn’’t you see it coming?). You ought to know if you’’re depressed or not. Remember, I’’m not a licensed physician (in this country), so I can’’t diagnose you with anything, but you’’re probably just one of those guys who’’s a little more sensitive than others. I would try to limit your crying as much as you can to save your own ego, but at the end of the day you’’re not hurting anyone. Just find something your friends do that you can make fun of, like them being sociopaths. As long as you’’re not huddled alone in your bed with a teddy bear, you’’re probably not too emotionally unbalanced. Just used ““Jon Cryer”” for the pun, I’’m not suggesting you’’re a closeted homosexual, V Have a question for V? Hit up DearV@themiamihurricane.com.

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miami.edu/calendar Thursday, Oct. 13 Patio Jams featuring The Heavy Pets 12:15 p.m. •• UC Patio Start a new Thursday afternoon tradition with HP’’s Patio Jams! Take a break from classes, bring your lunch, and enjoy the sounds of The Heavy Pets. For more information, please contact Hurricane Productions at 305-284-4606.

RAB: Bumper Stickers 3:00 p.m. •• Rathskeller RAB brings another afternoon of fun as they provide you with another novelty event! Bring your friends and get creative as possible to bring your ideas to life as you come up with your very own bumper sticker! For more information, please contact Hurricane Productions at 305284-4606.

TOPPEL Presents: Internships 101 5:00 p.m. •• Toppel Career Library Landing the perfect internship can provide you with the necessary networks to land the perfect job. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported that employers nd their own internship programs as the most effective resource for recruiting college graduates

for full-time positions. This program will discuss the process of attaining an internship using HireACane and other web resources. It will also highlight some of the resources in the Toppel Career Center Library that can be utilized to nd an internship. Finally, the program will discuss best practices for students while they are doing an internship.

Women’s Soccer vs. Boston College 7:00 p.m. •• Cobb Stadium Come out and encourage your Lady ‘‘Canes to victory as they take on Boston College! Coverage available via GameTracker and WVUM 90.5 FM.

USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance Series Features Poet Emma Trelles 8:00 p.m. •• UC Oasis Deli The Creative Writing Program begins its third year of USpeak, a series of ve literary events at the Oasis Deli. Each evening features a local writer from the University of Miami or greater Miami literary community. Audience members are also invited to step up and share their poems, stories, and music at the Open Mic. USpeak is recorded and available to listeners on iTunes and is sponsored, in part, by the

Oct. 20 •• 8:00 p.m. Alumni Center QuantUM presents a hilarious tale of overachievers’’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’’s Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and t in at the same time.

University of Miami’’s Creative Writing program, English Department, and Auxiliary Services. Light refreshments will be served.

Rathskeller Closing The Ratskeller will be closing at 8 p.m. and will reopen for regular business hours on Monday.

Friday, Oct. 14 FALL BREAK! NO CLASSES! HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE BREAK! Women’s Volleyball vs. Clemson 6:00 p.m. •• Knight Sports Complex Come support your Lady ‘‘Canes as they take on the Clemson Tigers! Coverage available via GameTracker and WVUM 90.5 FM.

Saturday, Oct. 15 UM Anime Club Presents: Extra Life Noon •• UC Lower Lounge Join the UM Anime Club as they participate in Extra Life, a 24-hour video

gaming marathon for charity founded by SarcasticGamer.com. They will set up a gaming center in the UC Lower Lounge where anyone can play! There will be food, tournaments and prizes! Sponsored by Best Buy Dadeland and co-sponsored by Hashi Special Interest Housing! Last year the event raised over $1500 for Miami Children’’s Hospital, join them in making the event more successful. Please register as a gamer at extra-life.org and join their Extra Life team (UMiami Anime Club). Email umiami. anime@gmail.com for more info.

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Sunday, Oct. 16 Maryland 1:00 p.m. •• Cobb Stadium Cheer on your Lady ‘‘Canes as they take on the Terps! Coverage available via GameTracker and WVUM 90.5 FM.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech 1:00 p.m. •• Knight Sports Complex Support your Lady ‘‘Canes as they take on Georgia Tech! Coverage available via GameTracker and WVUM 90.5 FM.

Basketball Midnight Madness Oct. 22 •• 8:00 p.m. Bank United Center Got school spirit? Well come out and be supportive of your ‘‘Canes as they gear up for a new season! This special event will introduce our new and old players and kickoff the ACC season for our Hurricane men’’s and women’’s basketball teams! This jam packed night of events includes several competitions, prizes, scrimmages by the teams, and even a slam dunk showcase!

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Friday •• 7:30 p.m. Bank United Center Established in 1798, ““The President’’s Own”” United States Marine Band performs a thrilling blend of traditional concert band and contemporary wind ensemble music at hundreds of events annually for the president of the United States and the commandant of the Marine Corps. They also tour in the fall, a tradition started in 1891 by the legendary 17th director John Philip Sousa. Students may big up their free ticket (two per Cane Card) at the UC Information Desk with valid ‘‘Cane card.

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