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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MONICA HERNDON // ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Betty Asbury stands with nearly 30 students who feel her dismissal from Chartwells was unwarranted. “Wow, this is a lot of people,” she said. “I got a big heart.”

Employee’s dismissal leads to petition BY ALLISON GOODMAN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Sitting in the library of St. Bede’s Episcopal Chapel on campus on Tuesday evening, Betty Asbury, known on campus as “Miss Betty,” started to cry. “Lord, I done lost my job,” she said. “What am I to do? I done lost everything.” Asbury was dismissed on Oct. 10, the day after a man walked past her cashier post in the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall without paying. She believes the man, who was not a student, works at the BankUnited Center. Chartwells, the national company in charge of most food service on

UM’s campus, employed Asbury – a single mother with 15 years of cashier experience in Miami – two years ago. Asbury said she didn’t see the man walk past her because she was ringing up the customer who walked in with him. When her manager and supervisor called Asbury into the office the next day, she told them it was a mistake. “I said, ‘You know, I apologize. It was a human mistake and I overlooked someone who went through without paying. I really love my job, and I want to keep my job – write me up and I’ll make sure it won’t happen again,’” she said. Entry for breakfast would have cost the man $6.80. According to Asbury, she was never written up in the past, and she received the highest evaluation in the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall last

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year. In August, her pay increased to $9.58 to reflect her good performance. However, it still takes two paychecks for Asbury to pay her mortgage, and she lives alone. “Just last week, another worker told me that the University of Miami is a beautiful place and it should be treated as such by all the employers and employees,” senior Dylan Beasley said. “Miss Betty was one of the reasons why this campus was beautiful, and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of students can attest to that.” For several days, Asbury tried to contact Leland Rapport, the resident district manager of Chartwells, to appeal her dismissal. According to Asbury, Rapport returned her calls on Tuesday and told her he learned that the man who walked past her had gone straight to

the bathroom – but that they couldn’t reverse the decision. “It’s a voice I don’t have,” Asbury said. “None of us Chartwells employees have a voice. If it happened to me, it can happen to somebody else.” At-will employees After declining several opportunities to comment on its decision, Chartwells released a statement. Among the questions asked and left unanswered: Why is this is an offense that warrants dismissal? “Due to privacy concerns and confidentiality laws, we are not at liberty to discuss or comment upon specific associates or issues surrounding their employment,” the statement read. “Employment decisions are based on established policies and procedures, and applicable state and

federal employment laws.” Chartwells employees are atwill employees, which means the company can break the employment contract without liability. Kenneth Casebeer, a professor at the UM School of Law, said Chartwells can legally dismiss employees for “good reason, bad reason or no reason at all.” “It’s a very pro-employer rule that Florida has reiterated again and again, and for the reason that it promotes certainty of business costs,” said Casebeer, who has a background in employment law. “Of course, if an employer can walk away from an employment contract at any time, then they don’t have any costs associated with getting rid of employees or having to plan for any kind of due process.” SEE CHARTWELLS, PAGE 2

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Band members record song for film soundtrack Pharrell recruits marching band BY JORDAN COYNE COPY EDITOR

The Frost Band of the Hour transformed from students to stars last Monday, when Universal Pictures came to UM’s campus to record the band members playing the main title for the upcoming movie “Despicable Me 2.” The song will play during the opening title sequence. The feature film is a sequel to the 2010 animated comedy “Despicable Me.” Pharrell Williams, the soundtrack’s producer, was interested in using a marching band for his project. He presented the Band of the Hour with this opportunity by contacting Shelton Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music. Pharrell has worked with the Henry Mancini Institute, a part of the Frost School of Music, in the past. Thomas Keck, the

CHARLOTTE CUSHING // CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER NOT SO DESPICABLE: Musicians ranging from doctoral students to freshmen in the Band of the Hour work on recording the main title for “Despicable Me 2” with Universal.

director of the Band of the Hour, suspects this is the reason Pharrell chose the UM band. Junior Gabrielle Thompson, one of the band’s drum majors, said she was grateful for the opportunity. “Obviously we’re not the biggest marching band in the country,” she said. “It shows that our marching band is someone. We’re

not completely off the radar.” The hour-and-a-half recording session took place in Gusman Hall, featuring the Band of the Hour along with additional students from the Frost School. The 150 musicians on the recording stage ranged from pre-med students seeking a music performance degree to freshmen who joined the band just

for fun. The recording session not only involved student performers but Frost faculty. While Pharrell produced the music, Stephen Guerra, a jazz lecturer at UM, arranged it for the marching band. Paul Griffith, UM’s director of recording services, was the recording engineer at the session. And Sam Pilafian, one of UM’s newest professors,

produced the session. “The overall professionalism of the group was key in creating a big, powerful sound,” Keck said. “The mentality of just going through a recording session, whether you’re a rock band or a marching band, forces you to focus on details,” Keck said. “It was interesting to watch and hear the band be that much more concentrated on what they were doing.” For many of the students, the recording experience reaffirmed their belief that a future in the music industry is possible. Drum major Wyatt Jenkins, a sophomore majoring in music performance, said that the opportunity to work with Hollywood professionals proved that success is just a step away. “We have so many good music programs in the United States and to pick the University of Miami is huge,” Jenkins said. “To gain this exposure into Hollywood makes us a part of the bigger picture now.”

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Giving employees a voice Some believe that the decision was unjust, regardless of its legality. “It’s legal, but it’s not moral,” said Philipp Schwind, a fifth-year graduate student of philosophy. “It’s not what we stand up for.” Schwind started a petition on change.org at 1 a.m. after he learned of Asbury’s dismissal. By 2 p.m. the next day, it had nearly 500 signatures. “The message goes to Chartwells, and the message is clear: We don’t accept that members of our community are treated this way,” Schwind said. As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, there were 1,438 signatures and 55 personal statements. Schwind believes the petition will make a difference. “This is not just about Betty,” he said. “It’s about us – who we are and 2

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what kind of community we want to live in.” Students for a New Democracy (STAND) members and other students are planning events during the next three weeks to push for Asbury’s reinstatement. Up-to-date information can be found on the Facebook group “Bring Betty Back.” “We hope to make an example out of Miss Betty’s situation and what can be done – the power that students do have in their university, the power that workers can have, and that they should have,” said senior Carmen Rodriguez, a STAND member. Precedent has been set Students have gone up in arms about the firing of a Chartwells employee in the past. In 2007, for instance, two workers were dismissed for missing work without calling the Chartwells hotline. Alan Fish, UM’s vice president

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for business services at the time, said the university should not have a zerotolerance policy. The two workers were allowed to return to work in accordance with the three-warning plan that was established. Later, in 2011, Chartwells dismissed Sbarros workers when the campus location closed, but gave no guarantee that positions would be available the next fall. After STAND collected 135 petitions, the employees were reinstated for the semester. “There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be possible for Chartwells to bring Betty back,” Schwind said. “It has been done various times in the past. And why should she be treated differently?” Rapport declined to comment after six emails and phone calls. Senior Javier Figueroa, a STAND member, believes this incident represents a larger problem. “This is symptomatic of a great-

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er issue the workers face here, which is that management doesn’t pay attention to their voice,” he said. “It goes beyond Miss Betty losing her job; it goes beyond every single Chartwells worker having no job security and having to face that every single day.” The Chartwells statement also addressed its policy about how the company treats its employees. “While Chartwells is not at liberty to discuss the subject situation, Chartwells remains steadfast that it has and will continue to treat all associates fairly,” the statement read. Chartwells workers have tried to form a union in the past, though one does not currently exist. “I really appreciate y’all standing behind me and helping me – going out the way – and I know it’s love in here, and all about ‘round here,” Asbury said, a hand on her chest. “I lost my job – I lost love and family here on campus. I lost a family.”

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Crowning glory, smashing spirit build Homecoming buzz

NICK GANGEMI // CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER SMASHING, BABY: Senior Juan Lopez takes a swing at the FSU-themed car Tuesday afternoon by the Rock. After signing waivers and gearing up with hardhats and safety glasses, UM students took turns smashing the garnet and gold junker with sledgehammers and baseball bats. For more Homecoming coverage, see the photo staff’s slideshow online at themiamihurricane.com.

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STUDENT PROFILE

Canes for Obama leader rallies students, dines with president Political activist fills many roles BY CAMILLE BROWN CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Emily Young will always remember where she ate lunch on Sept. 20. But it’s not the meal that stands out, it’s the company. Young sat down at OMG! Burgers with President Barack Obama. She is a campus team leader for Canes for Obama and Organizing for America, which supports his legislative agenda. Young built a core team of volunteers with different jobs, oversees how it runs and fixes any problems that arise. Through her affiliation with those organizations, she was one of two UM students who were invited to eat with Obama after he appeared on a Univision-sponsored show in the Fieldhouse. She recalled being screened twice by

the Obama campaign for reasons she did not understand at the time. Originally from Jacksonville, Young decided to attend UM because she sought an internationally-recognized university with a competitive sports program, small class sizes and a top academic curriculum. The 20 year-old is a junior studying public relations and political science with aspirations to become a campaign manager someday. “Public relations and political science are going to work together and will hopefully help me achieve my goals,” Young said. Young has been interested in politics from an early age. The earliest presidential contest she can remember was the 2000 election, in which Florida played a decisive role in helping Republican George W. Bush defeat Democrat Al Gore. Although she was only 8 at the time, Young wanted to

know why her friends and family liked one candidate more than the other, which sparked her interest in politics. In addition to the Democratic organizations, Young is active in several campus groups, including the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. “I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself,” Young said. Sophomore Peri Diamond is Young’s “little sister” in ZTA and looks up to her as a role model. “She takes on so much responsibility and handles everything with poise,” Diamond said. “She always keeps her cool.” Young is also a member of the President’s 100 and is a fitness supervisor at the Wellness Center. “She is constantly taking on new responsibilities and earning the respect of her peers and superiors, which are some of the reasons why I admire her,” said UM graduate Andrew Blumenthal, a

MONICA HERNDON // ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR MODEL STUDENT: Junior Emily Young assists with ticketing as thousands line the streets before President Barack Obama’s rally last Thursday.

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Don’t let anything stop you, make no excuses and keep working until you reach your goal.

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What do you think about Miss Betty’s dismissal?

ANDREA FARIA FRESHMAN “I think it’s ridiculous and absurd because people nowadays need the work, and she didn’t let him in to eat, just to use the bathroom. It’s a waste to fire someone just because of that.”

TE’QUAN TAYLOR FRESHMAN “I believe it’s bad that they wrongly accused her of letting someone in when they were just going to the restroom. I think that’s morally wrong and something should be done about it.”

To Chartwells, Betty Asbury was just a worker. But to University of Miami students, she is more than that. Known to most as “Miss Betty,” Asbury spent two years swiping Cane Cards at the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall. Students respected her. Students cared for her. Chartwells fired her. On Oct. 9, Miss Betty was working as usual when a man walked into the dining hall without paying. He didn’t eat. He just needed to use the restroom. On a normal day, this wouldn’t have been such an issue. But this time, a manager witnessed the incident, and Miss Betty didn’t stop the man from walking through. Because of this slip up, she was terminated the next day. Although letting any individual into the dining hall without paying is not allowed, it was an honest mistake – and Miss

Betty’s first misstep on the job. In August, Chartwells gave Miss Betty a raise for her superior evaluation results and work ethic, but that wasn’t on Chartwells’ mind when the company fired her. It wasn’t even considered when Miss Betty tried to appeal the decision. The Chartwells resident district manager gave her a definitive “no.” When students heard Miss Betty would no longer be greeting them before each meal, many were enraged. One student started a petition and, as of now, it has more than 1,000 signatures. Chartwells was technically allowed to fire Miss Betty because their workers are “at-will employees.” This means they can be fired at any time, without any notice. However, in 2007, former Vice President for Business Services Alan Fish set a precedent: Chartwells employees must be given three warnings before be-

ALE FONTE FRESHMAN “[Chartwells] said it was a matter of principal. You’re going against your own word by not hiring her back. That’s the whole point. I think she was a great worker, I am very upset, and they should rethink their decision.” Speak Up answers are edited for clarity, brevity and accuracy. Check out video Speak Ups at themiamihurricane.com.

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ing terminated. In Miss Betty’s case, she didn’t even receive one. Though this precedent wasn’t set in stone, UM’s core values should reflect it. The university prides itself on treating everyone justly, but Miss Betty was an exception to this moral standard. Being fired for such a dismal reason may be justified to Chartwells, but that doesn’t make it fair. Miss Betty needs our support and we’re here to give it to her. Students, you can too. Even if Chartwells doesn’t reinstate her, although they have done so for other employees in the past, organizing for Miss Betty is an action that is worth more than words. Chartwells can fire her, but students will continue to stand behind her.

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Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice will celebrate Halloween early this year with the release of her new movie, “Fun Size,” on Oct. 26. Justice, who is well-known for her role in the kid’s TV show “Victorious,” stepped away from the innocent Nickelodeon stereotype for this role. Although “Fun Size” isn’t rated R, Chelsea Handler and Johnny Knoxville’s appearances in the movie speak for themselves.

“Even though I started off on Nickelodeon, I think this movie is a perfect transition for me because it is slightly edgier and more mature,” she said during a college conference call promoting the movie. In the comedy, Justice plays Wren, a high school teenager who is invited to a Halloween party by heartthrob Aaron Riley, played by Thomas McDonell. The only problem is that her mom, played by Chelsea Handler, expects her to take her little brother trick-or-treating. Wren has other plans, which of course go completely wrong.

Justice enjoyed having Handler play her mother in the film. “I think people were expecting me to say like, ‘Oh, yeah, Chelsea’s crazy and it was like a party and there was lots of blah,’” she said. “But when we were working together, we were both like very focused and very professional … she’s definitely funny and cool and she would improv a few lines here and there that were totally just hilarious and out there.” With “Victorious” coming to an end after four seasons, Justice will now have to find another project to consume her time.

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“When you’re on a TV show, you’re definitely like locked into a schedule,” she said. “And it’s hard to really … have a lot of time to do other things because so much of my time was filming the show and there was also music on the show [that I was responsible for].” But it seems the teen star might be taking a break from the small screen. “I see myself doing both [movies and TV shows],” she said. “I don’t think I could choose one, but I mean, I think I want to take a little break from TV and pursue my film career more.”

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predicted finish for the Hurricanes women’s basketball team in the ACC, according to a preseason poll

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place finish in the ACC for the men’s basketball team this season, according to the coaches poll

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Miami may face FSU without Morris under center Memphis transfer ready if necessary BY ERNESTO SUAREZ SPORTS EDITOR

The last time Miami lost three straight games to Florida State, gas was an affordable $1.19 a gallon, boy bands were rampant across radio waves and the Y2K bug was a legitimate concern during a five game losing streak from 1995 to 1999. The Hurricanes hope to keep that streak buried in the previous century. Miami will try to recover from its recent two-game slide as the Canes welcome the No. 14 Florida State Seminoles to Sun Life Stadium on Saturday night. The Hurricanes (4-3, 3-1 ACC) enter the game coming off back-to-back losses against Notre Dame and UNC, while the Seminoles (6-1, 3-1) are coming off a 51-7 victory over Boston College. “We have a great opportunity with Florida State. Back in Sun Life for a second consecutive game, I think we all know what type of team we are playing,” coach Al Golden said. “I believe it’s the best team that we’ve played this year. Two other teams that we’ve played are ranked higher than them right now. I think that this is the most talented team that we’ve seen this year, the most complete team and obviously coming off a big win against Boston College.” The Hurricanes come into the game with the 24th-ranked passing attack in the NCAA, averaging 296.9 passing yards per game, but may be without starting quarterback Stephen Morris this weekend. Morris suffered a sprained ankle on Saturday against UNC and ex-

ited the game wearing a walking boot. Morris was seen throwing during practice on Wednesday, but no official decision has been made yet. If Morris is unable to go, redshirt sophomore Ryan Williams will get the role. “Ryan did a great job today. He threw the ball well, practiced really well, made all the throws,” Golden said. “We’re excited about him. We don’t really have two separate game plans going in. Ryan ran the whole thing, Preston Dewey backed him up. We’re proceeding like that. If Stephen’s healthy, we’ll give it a shot.” While Morris remains the preferred starter, Golden acknowledged that Williams has the skill set and mentality necessary to execute the game plan if Morris is unable to play. But Golden will not ask Morris to sit the game out if he’s ready. “We all only get so many shots at this. I’m not going to ask him to sit out the Florida State game, or for any game,” he said. “If he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go. If you see him out there, it’s because he is ready to go and execute in that game. If he’s not, then that question is answered.” Any matchup against Florida State is a must-watch and certainly comes with bragging rights, among other implications. Golden, however, is not attempting to build too much hype around the rivalry. “I don’t look at it in the sense that maybe some of our fans look at it,” he said. “We should be mad that they’re up there [in the BCS] right now,” he said. “If you look at the way the rivalry has gone, it’s up to the other school to respond. We have to chase them. We have to get to where we want to be.”

ZOE KAFKES // CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER DOWN, BUT NOT OUT: Junior quarterback Stephen Morris practices Wednesday morning despite sustaining a sprained ankle against UNC. If he is unable to play in Saturday’s game, Ryan Williams will start in his place.

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THE MIAMI HURRICANE IS HOLDING ELECTIONS! The positions of EDITOR-IN-CHIEF and BUSINESS MANAGER for the Spring 2013 semester are up for election. Elections will take place through the Board of Publications on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 a.m. Applications are due Nov. 5. To apply for editor-in chief, contact Bob Radziewicz at bobr@miami.edu. To apply for business manager, contact Bob DuBord at rdubord@miami.edu.

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miami.edu/calendar Thursday, Oct. 18 2013 Yearbook Portraits

10 a.m. • UC Lower Lounge Come take your student portraits for the 2013 IBIS Yearbook! Portraits are FREE for underclassmen. Graduation portraits are $25.00 for graduating seniors. Go to www.ibisyearbook.com to make an appointment. Portraits can be taken through Tuesday, October 23 from 10am -6pm in the UC Lower Lounge.

Homecoming Alma Mater Competition and Spirit Tree

11 a.m. • UC Rock Come see the exciting finale of the Alma Mater competition where the top 3 teams along with the HEC choices sing their own renditions of the alma mater and a winner is chosen. Right after follow the group to the Spirit Tree competition where teams decorate the spirit tree by presenting their UM themed ornaments along with a small skit and hanging it on the orange tree.

Patio Jams ft. Funk Fusion Ensemble

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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 Funk Fusion Ensemble! For more information, please contact Hurricane Productions at 305-284-4606.

RAB Happy Hour: Homecoming Edition

4 p.m. • Rathskeller Homecoming is finally here! Head to the RAT this Thursday during happy hour to get all the game day gear you’ll need. You’ll want to be wearing “I <3 the []_[]” sunglasses and waving ‘Canes foam fingers at the game while we beat FSU, so hurry over during happy hour to get them while they last! Courtesy of the Rathskeller Advisory Board. For more information, please contact Hurricane Productions at 305-284-4606.

Friday, Oct. 19 Swimming vs Florida State

4 p.m. • UC Pool Come support your ‘Canes as they take on the Florida State Seminoles!

Homecoming: Hurricane Howl Food Trucks

6 p.m. • UC Green and Stanford Drive Start off your night with a delicious dinner from one of our many Gourmet Food Trucks that will be on the Foote Green and along Stanford Drive. There will be $5 vouchers available for students along a sidewalk near the UC Rock.

Homecoming: Hurricane Howl/Kidsville

7 p.m. • UC Green Come stop by the Foote Green stop any time from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. for food, fun and rides. The rides are available to students and children of facutly and alumni.

Viva the “U”: Opening Ceremonies

Monday, Oct. 22 • 12 p.m. UC Rock What Happens At The “U”…has lasting implications on your future. Join PIER 21 and Sebastian the Ibis as we kick off National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 2012! Cool off with Vitamin Water, pick up a free t-shirt and giveaways, and experience the thrills of our Bungee Jumping Station’s natural highs; win big and cash out with free burritos, chips and salsa from Lime.

Friday, October 19 Get into the ‘Canes spirit this Friday by celebrating Homecoming 2012: The Tried. The True. The []_[]. Start off your night at 6 p.m. at one of the many food trucks parked along Stanford Drive and the Foote Green. Next, find your place along the parade route to Float Through the Ages of Hurricanes past and present. After the parade, gather with friends along the lakeside for the traditional boat burning and fireworks at 8:45 p.m. Finally at 10 p.m., grab your Homecoming concert tickets and make your way to the BUC for Lupe Fiasco. Be sure to soak up all the ‘Canes Spirit you can and carry it over to Saturday’s big game where we take on FSU at 8:30 p.m.

Homecoming: Hurricane Howl Parade

7:30 p.m. • Stanford Drive Take your side along the parade route and Float Throught the Ages! The parade will start at 7:30 p.m. and will feature floats made by competing teams that encompass the past, present and future of the Univeristy of Miami. The parade route will follow Merrick Drive and on through Stanford Drive before heading out to Ponce De Leon Blvd. Make sure you come early to secure your seat!

Homecoming: Hurricane Howl Boat Burning/Fireworks

8:45 p.m. • Lake Osceola Come see Preseident Shalala and the Grand Marsall countdown one of the longest standing traditions of Homecoming. The boat burning tradition is the highlight event where the mast must fall before the boat sinks to ensure a Homecoming football victory against our rival for that year. Directly following the boat burning is the fireworks where you can see our colors light up the sky!

HP Homecoming Concert: Lupe Fiasco feat RJD2

10 p.m. • BankUnited Center Grab your tickets and head on over to the BankUnited Center as Hurricane Productions presents Lupe Fiasco feat RJD2. Doors to the concert open at 9:30 p.m. A limited suply of tickets are still available at the UC Ticketmaster office.

Saturday, Oct. 20 Football vs Florida State

8 p.m. • Sun Life Stadium Come support your ‘Canes as they take on Florida State! Buses depart for the stadium 3 hours before kickoff and the last bus leaves the Coral Gables campus at kickoff time. Admission to the stadium student section is first-come, first-served; the student gates are closed at the end of the first quarter or whenever the available student seats fill up, so claim your seat early and don’t forget to come show your support by wearing orange! Coverage available via ABC, GameTracker and WVUM 90.5 FM.

CAC Presents: The Avengers

10 p.m. • Cosford Cinema Marvel Studios presents Marvel’s The Avengers-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Sunday, Oct. 21 CAC Presents: The Avengers 8 p.m. • Cosford Cinema

Viva the “U”: Take a Cab-eret

Wednesday, Oct. 24 • 12 p.m. UC Rock Distracted driving is risky business! Stop by the Rock as PIER 21 and UMPD host Put It Down, an event raising awareness about the growing epidemic of distracted driving. Receive free giveaways and Power Pizza! Learn about the dangers of impaired driving at UMPD’s bus station, visiting our mock car crash display, then getting behind the wheel of our bumper cars with beer goggles.

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