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Vol. 89, Issue 6 | Feb. 7 - Feb. 9, 2011

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Will China become the next Egypt?

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PHOTOS COURTESY CUBAN HERITAGE COLLECTION, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI LIBRARIES; GRAPHIC BY ALLISON GOODMAN

“CULTURA:” The Cuban Heritage Collection at Richter archives materials that tell the history of the Cuban people.

A history of Cuba recorded Richter Library’s Cuban Heritage Collection focuses on aging exiles BY COREY FUJIKAWA | CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

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he stories and struggles of Cuban immigrants are being locked away in history for future generations to see and hear. The Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project is a digital archive of Cuban history being collected at the Cuban Heritage Collection in the Richter Library. The oral history project aims to preserve Cuban heritage by recording the undocumented history and experiences of Cubans through audio and video interviews. The project, which was launched in April 2008, will provide access to the personal experiences of Cuban immigrants during and after leaving the island, as well as a window into firsthand accounts of the culture, history and exile experiences of those who witnessed the Cuban revolution.

In one interview, Bernardo Benes, a Miami banker born in 1934, recounts how he felt when he arrived in Miami during the Cuban exile. “I remember when I arrived in Miami, I came alone on the airplane. I was already married with an 18-month-old son. It was a Friday and it was a terrible day: the terrible anguish of not having anyone, not being able to speak with anyone, having left everything behind,” Benes said in Spanish. Benes is best known for leading a group of Cuban immigrants to participate in the 1978 dialogue between the Castro regime and exiled Cubans.

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MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WINS CONSECUTIVE GAMES AT HOME PAGE 9

ill the “Internet revolution” occurring in Tunisia and Egypt happen in China? Not for decades. The primary QINGSHU MENG reason is that Chinese people have to face the opportunity cost. They need to choose from two options: making money or having a revolution. The growing “economic pie” of China has benefited millions of people in different ways such as income, health care and education. To this extent, everyone in China is more a beneficiary, even though some might be dissatisfied beneficiaries. Nowadays, those who are discontented are focused on the lack of a fair chance to get their share of “the economic pie.” The Chinese people must hope that the mechanism for wealth distribution would be just, that the people’s will would be respected and that corruption would be eliminated. But the bottom line is that everyone should still have an equal chance to get his or her share of “the economic pie” while these problems are being solved. However, if the Chinese choose to have a revolution, the “economic pie” may be destroyed and we will be left with nothing. The Chinese people are not confident that we can build a better administrative and legislative system that keeps growing the economy if we choose to revolt. It is far more likely that China would not be able to reorganize itself nor operate efficiently after a revolution. This is the opportunity cost if we choose revolution and obviously, we do not want to pay the price.

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Checkmates take over elevator Pearson roommates ride and play chess

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BY TREVOR SCALES CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

A bishop, a knight and a queen walk into a Pearson elevator. No, it’s not the beginning of a bad bar joke. On Sundays, the Pearson Residential College elevator is used for more than just moving people. Sophomores Courtney Maragh and Ryne Gottlieb play chess every week in the elevator. Last semester, Maragh and Gottlieb, who are roommates in Pearson, were playing in their room and thought it would be funny to play in the elevator as a joke. “At first, people thought we were crazy,” Maragh said. “But now people have gotten accustomed to us and some stay and watch for a little while. Eventually we want people to see us and say, ‘Oh, it must be Sunday.’” Sophomore Saramati Narasimhan, a friend of the chess-playing pair, isn’t surprised by their elevator antics and occasionally joins in the games. “They love playing chess,” Narasimhan said. “They play everywhere- their room, the dining hall and in the elevator.” Gottlieb and Maragh’s unusual ideas don’t stop at chess. Gottlieb has passed out slices of pizza in the elevator while they play and on Halloween they decorated the whole elevator, dressed up in costume and had a bowl of candy for elevator riders with a sweet tooth. “Maragh dressed up as the Old Spice man with the sweater and body wash and everything,” Gottlieb said. “He even recited the entire commercial each time somebody new came on the

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YOUR MOVE: Courtney Maragh takes one of Ryne Gottlieb pieces, setting up a checkmate. The roommates play chess in the Pearson elevator most Sunday nights. elevator for them.” Gottlieb and Maragh bring two small chairs, a small table and a small chess set that they set up in the back of the elevator next to the door in the rear. They have had to move when the door opens only a few times, but they said they haven’t had any issues getting out of the way of incoming riders. The two students have been questioned a few times, but they have never gotten in trouble. “People have asked us plenty of times, ‘Why are you playing chess in the elevator?’” Gottlieb

said. “Where do you play chess?” Maragh credits the idea completely to Gottlieb, but that doesn’t mean he gives him the match. Maragh has a slight edge over Gottlieb in play, but the matches are always close. “Courtney has the more abstract strategies,” Gottlieb said. “Last time, he had just a knight, pawn and king and was able to keep them together, get a queen and come back to beat me.” Trevor Scales may be contacted at tscales@ themiamihurricane.com.

Scholarship encourages acceptance Preference to gay, lesbian students BY RYAN AQUILINA CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

A new scholarship through the International Education and Exchange Programs (IEEP) office has been created with preference for gay and lesbian students. The Lawrence R. Hyer/Edward Pascoe Study Abroad Scholarship, named after its donors, will provide funds for students who intend to study abroad for a semester or a year on a UM program. The donors requested that preference being given to self-identified gay and lesbian applicants. It is not clear from the application form if 2

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preference is also given to others in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. The scholarship is offered for up to $2,500 to study abroad for a year or semester and requires an application and interview process. “It’s a vote of confidence in students who receive the scholarship,” said Edward Pascoe, one of the donors. Pascoe studied abroad himself for a year in Rome during his undergraduate study and said it was “one of the most impactful experiences” of his college years. This is the second study abroad scholarship named after Pascoe, the first being offered to residents of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. “[Studying abroad] broadens people, makes them more liberal,

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tolerant and accepting, something of great importance today,” Pascoe said. Lawrence Hyer, the other donor, did not study abroad himself, but sees the value of doing so. “Students can come back to Miami and be a better citizen,” Hyer said. “It is an opportunity that can have a real influence on the study abroad recipient.” Student interest regarding the scholarship is building, though not everyone is pleased with the idea. “Why should any student be offered preference for a scholarship based on any fact other than merit or financial need?” senior Heath Saunders asked. Paige Giusfredi, president of SpectrUM, thinks the scholarship is a great idea.

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“It helps to reaffirm that the university supports all minorities,” Giusfredi said. “This is especially important at a time where GLBT rights aren’t often guaranteed or even respected.” Ryan Aquilina may be contacted at raquilina@themiamihurricane.com.

Download an application on the Study Abroad Web site at miami.edu/ studyabroad. Applications are due by March 1.

Interested in the Equestrian Club? Rachel Hyman has a profile. Be sure to read a review on “Every Man in the Village” by Sarah B. Pilchick. Nick Maslow took part in a teleconference about “The Roommate” with actress Leighton Meester. Catch the story. See what Josh Kornfield has to say about Chartwell’s dining. Lindsay Brown attended EarthAlert’s camping trip to the Everglades. Check out her photo brief. Got something to say? Give us a ShoutOut. Subscribe for the e-mail edition of the newspaper at www. themiamihurricane. com/subscribe.


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Bike rentals coming soon

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Parking garages to house rental stations

The monthly cost of running appliances in Florida

BY ALEXANDRA LEON ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

Central heating $26.91

Average bulb $12.40 Refridgerator $15.48

Dryer $9.40

LCD TV $2.93 Plasma $4.65 Dish washer $6.37

Energy-saving bulbs $3.60

SOURCE: GE.COM

AC $46.90

Washer $1.18

Hair dryer $0.88

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Kill-A-Watt promotes efficiency Program to make UV energy savvy BY JAHNILE SMITH CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Residents of University Village are getting the opportunity to monitor and reduce their carbon footprints. A pilot program named Kill-AWatt is coming to UM. Coupled with GreenU initiatives, it will provide students living at the UV with incentives to monitor their energy use and establish more energy-efficient lifestyles. Senior Sean Ahearn, vice president of Kill-A-Watt, is currently working with Ian McKeown, GreenU sustainability coordinator, to facilitate

the program. “The overall goal is to create greater citizens of Earth,” Ahearn said. Every month, UV residents who participate in the Kill-A-Watt competition will receive a free energy statement and they will be provided with tips on how to save energy, which in turn will lower their bill. “The building that saves the most will get a pizza party,” Ahearn said. “Then individuals from that building will get a chance to receive other great prizes.” The Kill-A-Watt Program can already be found at various educational institutions in the state of Florida, including Florida International University and University of Central

Florida. Both schools have reportedly saved thousands of dollars on their energy bills each semester. The program is looking to expand onto other campuses, including the University of Florida. “We’re looking to get this energy program started this semester,” McKeown said. The launch date has yet to be determined, but many students living in the UV are excited about the prospects of reducing their carbon footprints. “Saving energy is important to me and I think it’s great that so many people on campus care,” said junior Arthur Affleck, a UV resident. Jahnile Smith may be contacted at jsmith@themiamihurricane.com

Next fall, the University of Miami may see an increase in cyclists on campus. Junior Jake Krupa is working with Student Government and the Department of Parking and Transportation Services to bring a bike rental program to students by next semester. The proposal for the program calls for the rental stations to be set up in the Ponce, Pavia and the University Village parking garages, where students will be able to check out bikes from a parking attendant for up to 24 hours and then return them to any of the available stations. “We want to focus on the parking garages, specifically the UV garage,” Krupa said. “It would really alleviate the shuttle problem.” Eventually, he hopes to implement electronic bike check-out stations across campus, but at the moment there is no electronic system that would work well on UM’s campus. In the meantime, the manual check-out system offers a possibility for creating student jobs to redistribute bikes and remove the damaged or broken ones from the racks. Richard Sobaram, director of parking and transportation services, said the program will greatly cut down traffic congestion that is caused by students driving from parking lot to parking lot between classes. “It would cut down the number of cars on campus and driving around campus. Not to mention the personal health and wellness thing,” Sobaram said. “It’s just a question of how do we get faculty and students engaged.” Many colleges in the United States have already facilitated bicycle transportation programs for students. The University of Minnesota is currently in partnership with the City of Minneapolis to provide a public bikesharing system called Nice Ride where bicycles can be checked out from public electronic kiosks. Schools like Texas Christian University, Duke and Emory have similar programs. One advantage of the bike rental program at UM is that participation will be free to students, whereas at schools like the University of Minnesota, a season pass must be purchased for $50. The only thing that is missing before the program can be put into action is funding. Krupa has already submitted a proposition to Sobaram for the purchase of 30 bikes for the program’s initial test run to gauge student interest. At this point, a prototype bike has been ordered that will be tested throughout the spring and summer semester to see if the bikes will be strong enough to stand riding and Miami weather conditions. According to Krupa, the rest of the bikes could total anywhere between $10,000 and $15,000. “We want to get high quality bikes so we can spend less on repair costs,” Krupa said. Alexandra Leon may be contacted at aleon@ themiamihurricane.com.

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Documenting a culture CUBA FROM PAGE 1 Other interviewees include Cuban-born sculptor Tony Lopez, former political prisoner Albertina O’Farrill and Francisco Tabernilla, chief of staff of the Cuban army at the time the Batista government was overthrown. Esperanza Bravo de Varona, the chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection, believes that the primary sources in the oral history project are a huge addition to the already impressive collection. “It is a very good collection to serve students, faculty and researchers not only at the University of Miami but the whole world,” de Varona said. The project includes 43 interviews of political prisoners, visual artists, community activists and other Cuban citizens who were exiled from Cuba after the Cuban Revolution, most of whom are over 70 years old. Gladys Gomez-Rossie, the community relations coordinator at the CHC, thinks it is an important piece of history because it sheds light on the reality of the experiences in the highly politically-censored Cuba. “It is not really what the books or Cuban newspapers were saying,” Gomez-Rossie said. The initiative was sponsored by the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection, a group

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interested in preserving Cuban heritage. Amigos has been at the university since 1995 and supports programs and projects for the Cuban Heritage Collection. Luis J. Botifoll, the man for whom the project is named, was considered a leading figure by the Cuban exile community. He was a trustee of the university and a founding board member of Amigos at the CHC. Located on the second floor of the Richter Library, the oral history project is one of the newest exhibits in the Cuban Heritage Collection at UM. According to Maria R. Estorino, the deputy chair and chief operations manager, 11 of the interviews can also be seen online through the Cuban Heritage Collection Web site and many more will be available soon. “We have a commitment to make [the interviews] available with a couple clicks of a button,” Estorino said. Corey Fujikawa may be contacted at cfujikawa@ themiamihurricane.com.

To view the oral history project visit merrick.library.miami.edu/ cubanHeritage/botifoll.

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NEWS BRIEFS DINING SERVICES CONSORTIUM

SPRING CAREER EXPO

University of Miami administrators in the Office of Dining and Vending Services have created a dining task force that will reevaluate food options on campus. The group, which includes student representatives from the Student Government dining services advisory board and representatives from the graduate school and law school, drafted two surveys to gauge student interest in dining on campus.

Toppel Career Center will be hosting this year’s Spring Career Expo Wednesday at the BankUnited Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A variety of industries will be present, so all students are welcomed.The list of organizations that are recruiting is available at miami.edu/careerexpo.

The first survey will be sent by e-mail this week to students who have purchased meal plans to evaluate residential dining and the second will be sent later to all students, faculty and staff to evaluate retail dining on campus such as food court vendors, Sbarro and Starbucks. The first group of respondents will be eligible to receive prizes such as an iPod touch or an iPad. The task force plans to follow up the surveys with open meetings where students can give feedback about dining services and discuss how dining can improve.

ORIENTATION APPLICATIONS Applications to become an Orientation Fellow for the Fall 2011 Orientation will be available Monday at miami.edu/orientation and will be due on Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. Fellows will assist in welcoming new students and will lead a group of students through the Orientation experience.

Alexandra Leon and Alysha Khan may be contacted at asstnews@ themiamihurricane.com.


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Oceans of knowledge MARINE LIFE MATTERS: Two Portuguese Men-of-War, a marine invertebrate related to jellyfish, float in a touch tank on South Point, Miami Beach on Saturday. The touch tank was part of Art by the Sea, a free event sponsored by The Big Blue and You. The Big Blue and You is a non-profit organization started by University of Miami alumna Danielle Washington after she received a grant from the ROXY Follow Your Heart Tour competition. She started the foundation to spread awareness about the problems surrounding the oceans by educating youth. Art by the Sea was open to the entire community and included activities such as surfing lessons, recycled art projects, drumming and dancing, educational touch tanks and an eco-friendly fashion show organized by high school students. KATIE SIKORA // The Miami Hurricane

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MAURA YI SOPHOMORE “Its amazing food.”

JAYMES GARDZINSKI JUNIOR “Tuesdays in the Grove.”

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TYLER MATTIS FRESHMAN “Finnegan’s Restaurant.” Speak Up answers are edited for clarity, brevity and accuracy. Check out video Speak Ups at themiamihurricane.com.

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Students deserve nutritional info As we all know, no matter what how old we are, eating healthy is always an issue. But how healthy is Chartwell’s, and what exactly are we eating? It’s scary to know that we have no clue. In the dining halls and food court, calorie counts and ingredients are nowhere to be seen. Not to mention, their Web site simply lists what meals are on the menu each week without any nutritional information. Chartwell’s servers and managers are willing to share the nutritional value of their meals if asked. But the answers to these questions aren’t always pretty. In the dining halls, the veggie meatballs, for instance, are made of corn flakes, which means there is no nutritional value for people who want protein with their pasta. The next step is to not only push Chartwell’s to post information online and in the dining halls, but to also work on providing healthier food for students. For the amount of money we

Second, the Communist Party of China wields powerful control over the government and the army. People who serve in these institutions are stakeholders in the communist party. They will stand with the communist party unless the Chinese Communist Party becomes hopeless. In all fairness, apart from its economic contribution, the Communist Party of China has made political progress. Elections in rural areas and information disclosure have been implemented in recent years. Many people, not only officials but also professors, students, businesspeople, workers and farmers in China, still count on self-improvement of the Communist Party of China to achieve fairness and justice for all. Third, the tradition of democracy in China is weaker than that in Tunisia. According to statistics, about eight percent of Tunisians are living in European democracies. Some are union

leaders and are in touch with Tunisians who live in Tunisia. Their democratic experience is more tangible. However, in China, a totalitarian tradition is stronger and a pluralistic society is just beginning to take shape. We have just recently realized that a democratic contract is more attractive than one that only offers material rewards. In my humble opinion, what we are pursuing is a democracy with Chinese characteristics rather than an American democracy because in Chinese eyes, a democracy promoted worldwide by force is not a perfect one. Some Americans might wonder why millions of immigrants, including many Chinese, flood their country even though their government is not perfect. My answer is that because America has the biggest attraction- a relatively fair way to guarantee people’s share of “the economic pie.” Qingshu Meng is majoring in international relations.

POLL RESULTS: What do you think of vegan dining options? We should all support They don’t What’s a I’m one hungry the joys of soy. affect me. vegan? vegan!

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pay, shouldn’t we have more say in the food they serve and how it’s prepared? As consumers, we should have a choice. It may seem that the best way to fix this ongoing issue is to go through Student Government. But SG and the student body do not have permission to see UM’s contract with Chartwell’s, a private distributor, which is a huge problem. Whether it’s in the dining halls or the food court, every student has complained about Chartwell’s at one point or another, but we’re unable to take action. Ultimately, the whole issue boils down to transparency. Why not tell your consumers the nutritional information in the food? Why not show the contract to students? If we want to see changes, we need to demand it.

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Hungry on the far side of campus? Grab a bite at Sebastian’s Café, located in the alumni center, for salads, sandwiches and more. Visit the alumni center Web site for a full menu.

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TAMIAMI TRUCKER’S FOOD COURT: Owner and chef Ze Carlos Jimenez prepares his “Gourmet Chicken Toztadas” on his food truck, The MexZican Gourmet. The chef uses a variety of ingredients, spices and chiles in order to make his dishes.

Miami’s mobile munchies BY CASSANDRA GLENN CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

Sit-down restaurants are so 2010; 2011 is all about food trucks. These on-the-go vendors are invading Miami and setting up camp at a parking lot near you. Most recently, food trucks are in cahoots and have been spotted in Tamiami for Tamiami Trucker’s Food Court as well as at Biscayne Plaza in Downtown Miami. Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to find their location for the day then head over for some great grub. Whether you are craving a grilled cheese, tacos or cupcakes, there’s a truck for you. Here is a peek into five trucks serving up weekly mobile munchies.

Cheese Me Mobile: @CheeseMeMobile Sure you’ve been eating grilled cheese since you were little, but Cheese Me Mobile takes this classic to a whole new level. Step up and order the American: Ameri-

can cheese melted between your choice of bread and served with a side of savory tomato soup. Or go with something like the McShane-pulled barbecue pork, coleslaw and vintage cheddar stuffed between grilled garlicked Texas toast. The cheese doesn't stop at sandwiches, they also offer mac and cheese pancakes, pulled pork sliders and Kobe beef chili. The combinations are endless.

Latin Burger and Taco: @LatinBurger Almost all food trucks offer special twists on burgers, but Latin Burger takes the prize. Their menu boasts a homemade patty of chorizo mixed with sirloin topped with oaxaca cheese, onions and jalapeños with your choice of sauce. You won't find ketchup here but avocadolicious sauce, red pepper mayo and guachup instead. True to their name, they offer tacos too: chicken tomatillo, pulled pork and chicken mole. Even so, they offer specials daily so you never know what you might get.

Dim Ssäm á GoGo: @SakayaKitchen This truck hails a motto of "Munch and move on!" but you might find it hard to leave after sampling their delicious Asian-inspired fare. Depending on the day, the menu features inventive delicacies like pork belly on a banhmi bun, Korean fried chicken and black plum ribs. Devoted followers will advise you to never pass up the cheese-covered spicy tater tots topped with barbecued short ribs. Some items might sound a bit far-fetched but it's all worth the tasty risk.

Jefe's Original Fish Taco and Burger: @JefesOriginal "Jefe" means “boss" in Spanish and there's no denying this truck takes control. While they offer all-American burgers, fries and taquitos, their ensenada-style fish tacos shine. Soft fresh corn tortillas envelope beer battered crispy fish, shaved fresh green cabbage, pico de gallo and homemade crema to create the perfect Baja treat. February 7 - February 9, 2011

FAMILY MEAL: Families and friends gather at the Tamiami Trucker’s Food Court Friday night to enjoy dishes prepared at different trucks parked next to Lexus of West Kendall.

OTHER FOOD TRUCKS TO FOLLOW Follow @THEROLLINGSTOVE for American food with a twist. Follow @GASTROPODMIAMI for original mobile gourmet. FOR EVENTS NEAR YOU, FOLLOW @MiamiFoodTrucks Sugar Rush: @SugarRushMIAMI

Did someone say deep fried cupcakes? Or what about Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding? They have all that and more at this truck coming straight from the ever-popular Sweetness Bakeshop. Try their G.O.A.T. cookie- a chocolate chip cookie with a fudgy center and there will be no question why it's referred to as the "Greatest of All Time." If you would rather slurp your dessert,v they also offer milkshakes. There's no better way to get your sugar rush. Cassandra Glenn may be contacted at cglenn@ themiamihurricane.com. THE MIAMI HURRICANE

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Not so scary ‘Roommate’ BY NICKY DIAZ CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

“The Roommate” is nothing more than a fusion of “Single White Female” and “Fatal Attraction.” Director Christian E. Christiansen’s attempt at a thriller failed miserably, considering how scarce this movie is on scares. However, it is impossible to expect much after watching the trailer. Sara Matthews (Minka Kelly) is a fashion design student at the University of Los Angeles. “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester plays Matthews’ new roommate and stalker, Rebecca. At first, Rebecca seems like just an overbearing friend. However, things take a dark turn when Rebecca murders someone to protect Matthews. In addition to the unoriginal plotline, the first half of the movie is incredibly slow. It seems like all the suspense and action are thrown into the last 15 minutes of the film. The final scenes are probably the most entertaining part of the poorly executed thriller. On a more positive note, Meester gives a de-

cent performance, as does Kelly. Unfortunately, they don't ease the dullness of the plot. Perhaps a few additional scares throughout the movie could have made it more enjoyable. Nicky Diaz may be contacted at ndiaz@ themiamihurricane.com.

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LOOKING BACK: Visitors admire the Rafel Soriano exhibit during the LoweDown Happy Hour event at the Lowe Art Museum Thursday.

Cuban painter at the Lowe

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OBSESSIVE OTHER: Leighton Meester stars in Christian E. Christiansen’s “The Roommate.” Meester plays the role of Rebecca, a creepy roommate.

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styles in the 40s. Soriano became unpopular with the government of Fidel Castro and in 1962, he left Cuba for On Jan. 29, the Lowe Art Mu- Miami with his daughter and wife. Following his exile from Cuba, seum introduced a new retrospective exhibition on the work of Cuban ex- Soriano was mentally and emotionile Rafael Soriano titled “Rafael So- ally unable to paint and initially reluctant to identify with what it meant riano: Other Worlds Within.” Soriano’s daughter Hortensia re- to be Cuban-American. “He will never forget Cuba,” members a childhood shaped by her relationship with her father and his said Gladys Gómez-Rossié, the comlove of art. On Thursday, she hosted munity relations coordinator of the the first tour of her father’s exhibit Cuban Heritage Collection at the at the Lowe Art Museum during the Richter Library. “The United States is our second land, but we belong to LoweDown Happy Hour. “I think (my father’s paintings) Cuba.” But one night, influenced me to Soriano had a see the world with dream that helped all its beauty and For the full him accept his all its ugliness,” version, new home. After Hortensia said. “I log on to this experience, feel very honored themiamihurricane. Soriano began to that the Lowe Art com. paint again, but his Museum had my style completely father’s work on changed. His first their walls.” painting after reloSoriano’s exhibition at the Lowe is a collection cating to Miami, “Ventana Cósmiof 75 paintings spanning over six ca” (1966), demonstrated a developdecades, including his last painting ing stage in the evolution of his style. According to Brian Dursum, di“Planeta.” Upon completion of “Planeta” in 2000, he retired his easel rector and chief curator at the Lowe, and put his paintbrush down forever. the museum has a long tradition of “This exhibition is a testimony featuring older generations of artists. not only of my work but of the trajec- Soriano’s collection will be featured tory of my life and how it has mani- at the Lowe until March 27. fested in my paintings,” Soriano said. Soriano, 90, was born in Cidras, Chloe Herring may be contacted at Cuba and began experimenting with cherring@themiamihurricane.com. various geometric abstraction art BY CHLOE HERRING CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER


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Tarika Williams’ winning time in the 200m dash at the Virginia Tech Elite last weekend

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I’M OPEN: Redshirt junior guard Malcolm Grant tries to inbound the ball to sophomore center Reggie Johnson during Thursday night’s game against Georgia Tech.

Reversal of fortune leads to consecutive wins Canes come up big down the stretch BY LELAN LEDOUX SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

With the season on the line, the Miami Hurricanes needed to do everything in their power to hold onto life. And they did. Trailing by five points with 39 seconds remaining, the Canes were on the verge of receiving another loss in the final minutes

to Virginia. But Miami dug deep as freshman guard Rion Brown scored the last six points for the Hurricanes, including a 3-pointer and three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point attempt, sending the game to overtime. The Canes went on to defeat the Cavaliers in overtime, 70-68, after hitting free throws down the stretch and holding onto a lead Saturday afternoon at the BankUnited Center. It was a game that head coach Frank Haith and his team desperately needed.

“Our free throw shooting late in the game was the difference,” said Haith, whose team went 17 of 22 from the charity stripe. “We made our free throws. We’ve been in a lot of late games here. Our execution was outstanding late in the game.” The last time the Hurricanes (14-9, 3-6 ACC) went to overtime was at Duke exactly two years ago. This was Miami’s first overtime win since beating Florida State, 84-78, in 2006 and its first at home in six years. The biggest shots came from the bench February 7 - February 9, 2011

against the Cavaliers (12-11, 3-6 ACC). Redshirt senior forward Adrian Thomas scored 20 points, collected 10 rebounds and made a career-high six of 12 3-point attempts. Brown finished with eight points, but had the biggest shots of the game. “He rose right up, went to the line, made three free throws,” Haith said about Brown. “He’s an outstanding scorer, a really good defender. He’s scrappy, tough. He’s getting better and better.”

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BBALL FROM PAGE 9 The past seven games have come down to the final 10 seconds. Miami has won its past two games, with a victory over Georgia Tech on Thursday, 59-57. This marks the Canes’ first consecutive wins since late December. The Hurricanes were on the brink of blowing a 21-point lead against the Yellow Jackets because of a season-high 28 turnovers. However, they held on and ended their four-game losing streak. Redshirt junior guard Malcolm Grant lead the Canes with 15 points. Miami will look to break its ACC road losing streak as it travels to WinstonSalem, N.C. to play Wake Forest (8-15, 1-7 ACC) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Lelan LeDoux may be contacted at lledoux@ themiamihurricane.com.

SPORTS BRIEFS SWIMMING AND DIVING

Redshirt senior diver Brittany Viola won the 10m title at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in Iowa City, Iowa.

TRACK AND FIELD

The Canes competed in the Virginia Tech Elite this weekend. Junior Devon Hill broke his school record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.71 seconds. Senior Tarika Williams finished the 200m dash with the third fastest time in school history. Several other team members placed first in their events and scored new personal bests.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Miami has moved up one spot to No. 10 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings. DANIEL OSIASON // The Miami Hurricane

COMING UP CLUTCH: Freshman guard Rion Brown attempts a foul shot during Saturday afternoon’s game against Virginia. Brown scored Miami’s final six points in regulation.

Log on to themiamihurricane.com to view Daniel Osiason’s photo slideshow of Saturday’s game against Virginia.

Information compiled from hurricanesports.com. Darci Miller may be contacted at dmiller@themiamihurricane.com.

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GIDDY UP: Freshman Claire Fisher brushes J.J.’s legs as he grazes Saturday morning before the start of the UM Equestrian Club’s competition held at the Plantation Equestrian Center. Fisher has been riding since she was 8 years old. Equestrian equipment consists of stirrups, bridles, bits and reins that are hung on an empty horse stall. Meetings take place 7 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Wellness Center. For more information, e-mail umet01@gmaii.com.

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Yeah, nope, definitely not. However, I think I’m actually happier now than when I was bopping around doing my thang. Personally, if you still have strong feelings for your girlfriend and are still in love with her, I would suggest sticking it out. If she’s worth it, she’s worth it. The time that remains for you in college is minimal and ultimately won’t matter. But I think we can both agree that if you wrote to me, you are having some sort of doubts about the future of your relationship. You need to talk to her and voice your concerns. I wouldn’t suggest you express your curiosities about trying out someone(s) new, but tell her how you are worried that the difference in settings could negatively affect the two of you. If you finally decide the single life is for you, then go out and have a ballin’ time. If you join the leagues of the pimps and players you need to do them proud. Be safe, represent. With love, V Have a question for V? Hit up DearV@themiamihurricane. com.

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