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Vol. 89, Issue 21

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SG treasurer is a Renaissance man Campus leader makes an impact BY STEPHANIE PARRA SENIOR NEWS WRITER

For Jake Krupa, the new Student Government treasurer, every second at the University of Miami counts. Whether working against oppression or offering a helping hand as a Hecht residential assistant, Krupa sometimes attends more board meetings in a day than classes- and he’s carrying 18 credits. Krupa, a junior majoring in accounting with a minor in mathematics, has his hand in many campus organizations. Among other involvements, he is a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a Greek Week executive board member, a Tunnel of Oppression board member and is also involved in the Service and Leadership Center program called IMPACT. As a junior in high school, Krupa visited UM three times on football recruiting trips. But his dream to suit up as a Cane ended during his junior year when he dislocated his shoulder and tore several ligaments. The injuries, however, didn’t stop him from becoming a Cane or getting involved in campus life. “I guess my biggest accomplishment has been the opportunity I’ve had this year of developing close

relationships with the guys on my floor by serving as a Hecht RA,” Krupa said. The Lake Worth, Fla. native has been working in SG since his freshman year. As a freshman, he also served as sophomore class senator, thanks to his extra credits. In his sophomore year, he served as chair of the Parking and Transportation Advisory Board. “What sets Jake apart is his dedication and unique vision; he has distinguished himself by always taking the initiative to improve SG,” said Jennifer Safstrom, a commuter senator and chair of the SG Policy and Finance Committee. As a junior, Krupa served as secretary on SG’s executive board before being recently elected as the treasurer on the “Taking U Forward” ballot. SG President Brandon Mitchell is excited to have him on his team. “Jake has been one of the most responsible and passionate people I’ve met at UM,” Mitchell said. “Having him as a part of my team wasn’t even a question. He is a great friend and a great leader.” As treasurer, Krupa and other SG leaders will have more money to work with next year. In the fall of 2010, students passed a referendum to increase the activity fee by $1 in order to expand SG funding. “We would like to use the money to expand Canes Nights, which is

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TEAM PLAYER: Jake Krupa (right), the new SG treasurer, poses with his brother Nick Krupa for a high school football photo. a program that is intended to provide late-night entertainment for students and have them experience the culture of Miami,” Krupa said. His leadership and involvement have not gone unnoticed. Recently, Krupa was tapped into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the highest honor attainable at UM. “Jake embodies everything that a successful student and person should be and he is a genuine person,” said Ryan Williams, a freshman resident of Hecht. When asked how he juggles

his campus activities with a heavy course load, including an accelerated master’s program, Krupa smiled. “I’ve always seen involvements as great opportunities: Opportunities to apply the knowledge you learn in the classroom, opportunities to meet and work with a diverse group of people and opportunities to give back to UM. I’m able to stay motivated because of that mindset,” he said. Stephanie Parra may be contacted at sparra@themiamihurricane.com.

Details of SG’s plans in the works but vague Transparency a priority in process BY STEPHANIE PARRA SENIOR NEWS WRITER

Student Government’s efforts continue as the end of the semester nears. With a to-do list that includes a mobile application and the redecoration of the UC, SG has plenty of work to do, but no definite details yet. The smart phone app was an initiative that the previous administration led by senior Christina Farmer spearheaded. Currently, two students and administrators are testing an early version of the application on their cell phones to ensure that it runs smoothly. The 2

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app will include mobile access to myUM, UMail, WVUM, The Miami Hurricane and Hurricane sports. “We want to make sure that every project will be done by the time next year’s new team will come around,” SG President Brandon Mitchell said. A definite launch date has not been set for the app. SG representatives did not have a specific timeline for the launch and commented that it would be by the end of this month. “It’s currently in beta testing,” SG Press Secretary Mike Piacentino said. “[We’re] making sure that it’s as ready as possible before it is officially released.” The new administration is also working on its “Spirit the U”

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platform, which includes redecorating the UC. When asked what specifically the redesign would entail, Mitchell said those details had not been determined, but he confirmed that SG is already meeting to plan the rennovation, which they hope will be completed in the fall. “A committee has been set up through Dr. Richard Walker to work on UC renovations,” SG Vice President Ashley Taggart said. “We want a more spirited, comfortable area for students to hang out and/or study in.” SG is also working on creating a more transparent organization whose sole mission is to serve and aid students, especially after a referendum was passed in the fall increasing the student activity fee

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by $1 to go toward SG. “In the fall, we’re going to reach out to the students and students will know when we’re spending our money and how we’re spending our money,” Mitchell said. Despite the previous administration’s impact, students remain apathetic about SG and its reach across campus. “In my experience, I haven’t felt the direct impact of SG and, as with many elected positions, I think it’s really difficult to affect change,” sophomore Scott Joffe said. “So with a busy schedule, other things take priority over voting for UM SG.” Stephanie Parra may be contacted at sparra@themiamihurricane.com.

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Day of silence to give voice to LGBT community SpectrUM educates about intolerance BY ALEXA LOPEZ OF THE STAFF

Starting Monday, SpectrUM will be hosting their annual Pride Awareness Week advocating the organization’s mission to “celebrate diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity” across campus. The week’s events will include marriages on the Rock, a panel discussion about the intersection among religion and beliefs, sexuality and ethics and, for the first time, a campus-wide day of silence. The organization is inviting the UM community to take a vow of silence on Thursday to mirror the silencing effect on the LGBT community that results from hate crimes, harassment and bullying in schools. “Remaining silent for a day allows the UM community the chance to not only give a voice to LGBT issues, but [to help] raise people’s awareness who might otherwise never consider the struggles and hardships of a community that is so often stigmatized,” said senior Taeketra Haynes, SpectrUM historian. In comparison to other countries, the United States is one of the more legally progressive nations when it comes to LGBT issues. In fact, in the state of Florida, hate crimes are illegal, and in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, domestic partnerships

Pride Awareness Week Monday-Wednesday: Tunnel of Oppression from 4-9 p.m. in the UC Ballrooms Thursday: Day of Silence; SpectrUM will be tabling in the UC Breezeway between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be distributing duct tape to wear as X’s. Thursday: Sexuality and Faith: A Conversation; at 8 p.m. in LC 190. Friday: Marriages on the Rock, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday: SpectrUM will be walking in the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival down Ocean Drive Check out the SpectrUM Facebook group for more information on events.

are recognized. But despite the advancements that the United States has made in legalizing acceptance of the LGBT community, society is still slow to welcome those with an unconventional sexual orientation or gender identity. “Such harassment toward women and people of color is publicly decried nowadays, but there seems to be a general consensus in our society at large that it is still okay to harass gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and generally ‘different’ kids and youth,” said Dr. Gema Perez-Sanchez, an associate professor of Spanish. PerezSanchez is an out lesbian faculty member who specializes in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer studies, typically in relation to Spain. According to an online study by Harris Interactive, nine of out 10 LGBT elementary school students have actually experienced harassment in a school environment. At the college level, LGBT students are equally susceptible to harassment from their peers, according to Campus Pride’s 2010 State of Higher Education for LGBT People. “I have experienced hate crimes both within and outside of the UM community and they are similar in multiple ways,” Haynes said. “However, the hate crimes I have experienced here at UM are even more striking because we as a university pride ourselves on our diversity and acceptance.” The absence of toleration on UM’s campus is not only seen in the form of harassment, but also in the inability of an LGBT student to express their sexual orientation or gender identity out of fear or risk of eventual persecution. “Because UM is in a metropolitan area that is known for its gay life, and the student body is so diverse, there is a really wonderful ease with people being very different from one another,” said Dr. Brenna Munro, an assistant professor of English who often teaches classes in for the women and gender studies program. “However, I think that the majority of student culture on campus is nonetheless pretty heterosexist, and that there’s probably a good deal of homophobia out there.” Munro believes this discrepancy is evident in student behavior. “I definitely see boys policing each other’s performances of masculinity and trying hard not to seem ‘homo,’” Munro said. “I have never seen a public display of affection of the romantic kind on campus between two male students and I have only seen two girls who seemed to be romantically involved holding hands once.” There is also a lack of room for the expression of gender nonconformity. Munro noted that, on a campus with only two gender-neutral bathrooms, transgender stu-

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TOLERANCE: An active member of SpectrUM, freshman Danny Peters spraypaints the word “gay” on a wall for the LGBT room in Tunnel of Oppression. dents may be subject to hostility. In order to evade the possibility of oppressing LGBT students, junior Paige Giusfredi, SpectrUM president, thinks that education of the UM community is a necessity. “The problem [at UM] is not homophobia but simply ignorance,” Giusfredi said. “Ignorance can hurt just as much as bullying.” Perez-Sanchez thinks that while it is the responsibility of the LGBT community to educate others, the non-LGBT population must also actively seek education. “LGBTQ individuals are not only a April 11 - April 13, 2011

statistically significant group of citizens, but traditionally have contributed enormously to the advancement of knowledge, culture, research, politics, and in general, North American democracy. We need to be cherished, encouraged and supported, just as much as non-LGBTQ members of society,” Perez-Sanchez said. “Homophobia and transphobia not only damage LGBTQ students; they damage the whole fabric of our university community.” Alexa Lopez may be contacted at alopez@ themiamihurricane.com. THE MIAMI HURRICANE

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Gas prices skyrocket, commuters weary Costs expected to reach $4 in summer BY MARGAUX HERRERA STAFF WRITER

Commuter students’ wallets are taking a hit as gas prices continue to soar. Gas prices have been on the rise since September and have increased steadily over the past few months. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the price per barrel went from $89.25 up to $111.49 between Feb. 18 and April 1. According to AAA, the national average hovered at $3.73 per gallon of regular fuel on April 7, up from $3.52 just one month ago. Miami, notorious for its high gas prices, has not gone unaffected, with the average cost around $3.78. Near campus, prices tend to be even higher. According to GasBuddy. com, a site that compiles prices so people can find the lowest gas in their area, the lowest priced gas near UM ($3.60) was found at the Marathon Gas Station at the corner of Bird Road and Ponce de Leon Boulevard. Most stations were not as generous. The highest came in at a whopping $3.95 at the Shell Gas Station at U.S. 1 and SW 80th Street, just a few blocks south of campus. The rising costs have been felt acutely by the approximately 6,500 undergraduate commuter students, some of whom live as far away as Broward County. While some students do not pay for their own gas, many who do can feel their pockets growing light. “The rising gas prices are making me ration my paycheck more and more,” said freshman Sara Marin, who works as a tutor around the city. “Now that I have to spend $5-$10 more than what I normally would just to fill up my tank, I can’t really afford to go out as much as I used to... any bit of extra money goes towards fueling up my car. It’s very frustrating.” However, there are some students who, despite paying for their own gas, have not been affected. For those who live close to

campus, high gas prices are not a concern. “I’m only filling up once every three weeks,” said junior Mike Fleischood, who lives only a mile away from the Coral Gables campus. “The fact that they are rising hasn’t changed my driving habits in the least.” Despite consumer frustrations, gas stations in the area do not seem to be struggling with the price hikes. Some companies, such as BP and Shell, have even partnered with stores such as Winn-Dixie to improve their sales. “We had a promotion with Winn-Dixie and people bought a lot of gas,” said Betti Gonzalez, manager of the BP Gas Station on U.S. 1. “That’s over now. But if locals are not buying gas, we have tourists, so things balance out.” Part of the reason for the price hike is the turmoil in the Middle East, specifically Libya. While the country produces only 2 percent of the world’s crude oil, Libya produces “sweet crude,” which is clean, low in sulfur and easy to refine. In fact, many European refineries can only process sweet crude, causing a much more drastic effect on prices. But the problem does not end with Libya. According to Jessica Brady, spokesperson and public relations manager for AAA South, the problems are numerous, including the recent tsunami in Japan, China’s increased demand for oil, and soon, hurricane season and summer driving season. “At this moment in time there is far too much uncertainty in the oil market to even try and gauge where oil prices are going,” Brady said. “2010 was a very atypical year and 2011 is starting that way as well. Usually when we hit September prices start to go down... but since 2010 prices have increased steadily.” With hurricane season and tourist season imminent, many fear that gas prices will continue to shoot up. “It is very likely that we will touch the $4 mark in the summer time,” Brady said. Margaux Herrera may be contacted at mherrera@ themiamihurricane.com.

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Alumnus travels around the world for living Entrepreneur makes profit off city guides BY MARGAUX HERRERA STAFF WRITER

Being able to travel the world is most people’s dream, but alumnus David Hoffmann has made it a reality... and a business. Hoffmann’s company, DavidsBeenHere. com, provides comprehensive information on what to do, where to stay and what to eat in cities around the world. His site hosts videos, a blog and downloadable pocket guides for all of the places that he has visited. While the company is only a few years old, his love for traveling goes way back. Hoffmann, who grew up in Miami, took a trip to Spain and Italy one summer in high school and also traveled extensively during college. After graduating, Hoffmann, working with his business partner, Carlos de Varona, found funding for his travels through a fiveyear contract to sell their stock footage to Thought Equity Motion, Inc., who then partnered with BBC Motion. Meanwhile, Hoffmann researched social media and looked to see how other travelers were making money. He decided to create city guides for little-known cities. His site now boasts more than 50 free, comprehensive guides. While traveling to compile the information for his guides, Hoffmann pays for almost nothing. “I’ve learned how to get the free hotels, free cars, free flights, free meals,” he said. In fact, nowadays he only pays for occasional restaurant tips and gas money. Hotels and restaurants are complementary in exchange for being featured in the guides, and cars and flights are paid for by sponsors in exchange for ad space.

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ROCKY: David Hoffman (right) and a friend in Herceg-Novi, Montenegro before swimming in the Adriatic Sea.

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SANDY SCENE: Visiting the Sahara Desert for the first time, David Hoffman wears a traditional Berber outfit in Chicaga, Morocco, in August 2008. Hoffman, a UM alumnus, travels around the world documenting his experiences on his Web site. His site also features a section called “Ask David,” where people can e-mail and ask Hoffmann for suggestions on anything from the best place to see flamenco in Seville, Spain, to a sample 20-day itinerary for Morocco. He answers all e-mails, and creates video posts for the more complicated requests, complete with maps. But be warned, Hoffmann’s suggestions are not backpacker-friendly. He features boutique hotels and high-end restaurants, although there is the occasional hole-in-thewall as per the suggestion of locals. He does, however, have extensive knowledge about many locations. To date, he has traveled to 35 countries and 384 cities. One of the biggest challenges so far has been to find funding. He started his company in 2007, just a year before the recession hit full-force. “It’s definitely affected [me], but I think it’s helped... because hotels are in the recession too and they need business,” Hoffmann said. Regardless of the recession, being an entrepreneur has its downfalls. “Everything depends on you. The day you are inconsistent, the day you decided to chill might not be the day to do it,” Hoffmann said. Despite this, he says he has no regrets. “Having your own business is fabulous, you have your own hours… and just being able to do what you love,” Hoffmann said. Hoffmann is currently working on an ebook that he plans to market to those who are interested in travel business. The book aims at helping others avoid his mistakes, and helps

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BUNDLED UP: David Hoffmann poses aboard a river cruise tour through Porto, Portugal. DavidsBeenHere.com provides travel info about places he has visited. people understand the best approach. “It’s on showing people who want to start a travel Internet business how to travel for free, if you really want to do it,” Hoffmann said. Eventually, he plans on hiring several people to help him compile even more information. Hoffmann himself, however, has no April 11 - April 13, 2011

intention of cutting back on travelling and has high hopes for the future. “Before I die, I want to see the whole world,” Hoffmann said. “And hopefully I can see the moon one day.” Margaux Herrera may be contacted at mherrera@ themiamihurricane.com. THE MIAMI HURRICANE

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Overtown inspires journalism master’s student Professor to take talents to Illinois BY DANIELA SANTAMARINA CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

When he stumbled on a double shooting scene in Overtown recently, graduate student Charles “Stretch” Ledford instinctively pulled out his iPhone and began shooting video, until a police officer walked up and tried to snatch it away. Ledford stood his ground and held on to his phone. “What happened is just part of being a journalist,” Ledford said. “Stretch,” the nickname his college friends gave the 6-foot4-inch Ledford, is finishing his master’s degree in multimedia journalism at the School of Communication. For his final project, he is using a camera to chronicle the life of impoverished residents in Overtown, a neighborhood in downtown Miami. “It is really crucial for people

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who are working in a community, who want to learn about a community or want to report about a community to be as much as part of that community as possible,” said Ledford, who also lives in Overtown. Many of his new neighbors appreciate him being there. “I think what he’s doing is a wonderful thing for the Overtown community,” said local resident and photographer Jovan “Bonna” Lamb. Although some people might consider Overtown a high-crime area, Ledford says he hasn’t encountered any problems with residents. “I just can say the only harassment I’ve got is from the Miami Police Department,” said Ledford, who uploaded his confrontation video to YouTube and is considering filing a complaint against the officer who tried to confiscate his phone. Ledford, 48, was born in Ashville, N.C. and graduated with a double degree in journalism and

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psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. After graduating, he went on to work as a newspaper photographer and later a freelancer for several years. He recently returned to school to complete his master’s degree in order to teach. At UM, he learned about photo elicitation, the process of showing pictures to a focus group and observing their reactions. “As a photojournalist, I generally put my work out for people to see and I don’t get a lot of feedback from them,” he said. “I thought it was very interesting to purposely present my work specifically to people who are the subjects of the pictures and find out what they see.” Ledford’s project involves shooting life in Overtown and showing the videos to the community at touch-screen kiosks. Viewers are then asked for feedback and recorded by a camera in the kiosk. After graduating, Ledford plans to teach at the University of

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SHOW AND TELL: Charles Ledford installs a kiosk filled with his videos about Overtown in the neighborhood’s Meat Market. Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. “He’s a very hands-on professor and he expects a lot from his students,” said sophomore Cayla Nimmo, one of his current students. “He celebrates triumphs

and he motivates and push [us] forward.” Daniela Santamarina may be contacted dsantamarina@ themiamihurricane.com.


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Entertainment hits the streets KEEP MOVING: (Left) Brandon Black shows off his dance moves Thursday morning in front of waiting auditioners for “The X Factor.” Black also tried out for “American Idol” during season 7. He entertained the crowd all morning while they waited from 6:30 a.m. until the doors opened at 10 a.m. (Right) Michael Yo, a radio show personality on South Florida’s Y100 (FM 100.7) and a celebrity correspondent on E! News, stands on a step ladder instructing the crowd at “The X Factor” auditions about how to interact with the camera. Yo kept the approximately 7,500 people in line lively and involved all Thursday morning. MARLENA SKROBE // Photo Editor

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War photographer Raedle to speak Tuesday UM graduate recently detained in Libya BY ALEXANDRA LEON ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

This Tuesday, photographer Joe Raedle and his wife, Nancy San Martin, interactive editor for The Miami Herald, will speak at the School of Communication about their experiences during Raedle’s recent detention in Libya’s war zone. Raedle, a 1987 University of Miami graduate and Miami-based photographer, was in Libya covering the rebel protests against the Moammar Gadhafi regime for Getty Images. He was abducted at gunpoint March 19 near Ajdabiya along with Agence France Presse news agency (AFP) reporter Roberto Schmidt, a 1989 UM graduate, and AFP reporter Dave Clark. The three spent four and a half days under inhumane conditions and threats from Gadhafi’s military before being released on March 24. “It’s great to be back,” Raedle said. “A lot of it was terrifying, but it’s great to be surrounded by friends and family; that’s what’s important.” According to a letter by San Martin published in The Miami Herald on March 27, the captors made the journalists believe they were going to be killed for being spies, but suddenly released them saying they had made a mistake and were “sorry for the inconvenience.” “The horror my husband went through was something like what was experienced by the four New York Times correspondents also released last week,” San Martin wrote. “Physical and psychological abuse. I don’t even want to think about what they- those men with guns and a knack for inf licting pain- must do to civilians who are deemed traitors.” According to Raedle, this experience has not affected the way he will do his job. “I’ve been in situations before where you’re in bodily danger,” he said. “It doesn’t change the way you’re doing your stories, it’s part of your job.” A former staff photographer for The Sun Sentinel, Raedle has about 20 years of experience covering war zones, beginning with his coverage of the U.S. invasion of Haiti in the early 90s. He also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq starting in 2002. On Tuesday, Raedle will discuss what it means to gather news on the homefront and in the field. “You need a passion to tell the sto-

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WAR ZONE: Photographer Joe Raedle (left) traveled with U.S. Marines from the Echo Company to Mian Poshteh, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in July 2009. Raedle was detained in Libya during his latest assignment and was released March 24. ries,” he said. “You can’t go in half way. As a journalist, it’s not really a career, it’s more of a life choice. You’re always a journalist. You never turn it off.” The event will take place in the School of Communication’s Shoma Hall (Room 3053) at 5 p.m. A question and answer session with students will follow, along with a reception on the patio across from Shoma Hall. “I think they represent the profession the right way and they have done a lot of important work,” visual journalism professor Jim Virga said. “I’m glad they’re there for the students. A lot of people wanted to talk to them and they want to share their stories.” Alexandra Leon may be contacted at aleon@themiamihurricane.com.

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New brothers revealed UNMASKED: (From front to back) Sophomore Jonathan Handford, junior Samuel Shunk and senior Anthony Dorsey participate in the 100th-year anniversary of Kappa Alpha Psi’s “It’s Not A Probate, It’s A Production” event on Friday night. At the event, the Iota Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity unveiled its new members. Although Handford and Shunk are official members of the Miami chapter, Dorsey is from the Georgia chapter of Kappa League. A mainly African-American Greek fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi’s Iota Chi chapter at UM was chartered on December 1, 1979 and now has 108 members. “Getting ready for a production like that takes a good three to four weeks to get all the things together,” said Kareem-Nelson Hull, the coadviser and fall 2006 initiate of Kappa Alpha Psi. ADRIANNE D’ANGELO // Photo Editor

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GRAFFITI FASHION: Chiral shoots high-res photos of street art, such as the abandoned pumping station in New Jersey featured above, and takes its intricate details and implements then in the brand’s apparel.

Alumni, senior win top prize $10,000 awarded to graffiti apparel idea BY MIRANDA COLEMAN CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Photography, art and fashion are colliding thanks to a new company called Chiral, which designs bathing suits. The apparel and design company took home the $10,000 grand prize at the UM School of Business’ 2011 Business Plan Competition last Friday. Chiral was created by alumni Jay Hirschfeld and senior Trevor Cowan, with some help from alumnus David Learner. “The biggest part of winning was not even the monetary prize, but the validation that everything we’ve been working so hard to achieve has been worth it,” said Hirschfeld, Chiral CEO and School of Communication graduate. The idea for Chiral started in March 2010 when Hirschfeld began turning extremely high-resolution photographs of street art into clothing. The high resolution of Chiral’s work allows Hirschfeld to zoom in on the intricate details of the art. Chiral’s first line consists of

swimsuits adorned with detailed street art. The team hopes to eventually expand into other areas. “Our Chiral brand is constantly seeking innovative ways to capture the world in as much detail as possible,” Hirschfeld said. “We are devoted to the integration of highly interactive imaging technology into our consumers’ daily lives.” Winning the competition provided the trio with a much-needed boost. “It was the most insane feeling I think I’ve ever had,” Hirschfeld said. “When we came out on top I realized, ‘Wow we really have something here.’” Now Chiral is working with The Launch Pad to create a viral buzz around the developing business. This will include building a Web site, lining up meetings and plans to exhibit their pieces at the 2012 Swim Show in Miami. “Our customers will identify with the Chiral brand in a way they have never been able to before, free to explore, interact and engage with images, media and online commerce in a way that has only just recently become possible,” Hirschfeld said. Miranda Coleman may be contacted at mcoleman@themiamihurricane.com.

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And the crown goes to... BEAUTY AND GRACE: (Left) Freshman Victoria Humphrey took home the Miss University of Miami 2011 crown on Thursday night. It was a very close call after an unusually long deliberation. The scores were checked and re-checked several times before the announcement was made. (Right) Junior Ke’ala Kamalu performs a traditional hula dance at the Miss UM 2011 competition. Kamalu returned to the pageant as the defending champion from 2010. PHOTOS BY ADRIANNE D’ANGELO // Photo Editor

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For more information, call the Department of Housing and Residential Life at 305-2844505 or e-mail housing@miami.edu.

The Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development and the University of Miami Office of Civic Engagement will be hosting their second annual Miami Poverty Conference on Friday and Saturday starting at 5 p.m. on the Coral Gables campus. Activities will include a Hunger Banquet, workshops, interactive simulations and guest speakers. For more information, contact umpovconf@gmail.com and to register visit miami.edu/leadandserve.

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2011 HOUSING AND ROOMMATE FAIR The Department of Housing and Residential Life will be hosting the 2011 Off Campus Housing and Roommate Fair on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the UC Lower Lounge. Representatives from off-campus apartment and condominium complexes will be available, as will realtors focusing on students and other related vendors. Attendees will be able to register for prizes.

Applications to be a member of the 20112012 Alternative Breaks executive board are due Thursday. Positions available include budget chair, sponsorship/fundraising chair, site leader education chair, publicity chair, site coordinator, travel chair, recruitment/reorientation chair and international site chair. For more information and to recieve an application, e-mail umalternativebreaks@ gmail.com.

AN EVENING WITH THE ONION Hurricane Productions presents “An Evening With The Onion,” featuring Brian Janosch, editorial coordinator, and Jack Kukoda, head writer/co-executive producer of the Onion Sports Dome. The event will take place on Tuesday in the Cosford Cinema. Doors open

at 8 p.m. and the lecture begins at 8:30 p.m. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. Admission is free for all students, faculty and staff with a Cane Card.

ALPHA WEEK 2011: MONDAY-SUNDAY The Eta Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc presents Alpha Week 2011: “We are the Faces of Alpha” from Monday to Sunday. Events will include the Ms. Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, the Supporters Appreciation Day, Midnight Delights, On The Rock With Eta Delta, the Eta Delta Showcase and the Takeover Part II. The week will be capped off with the chapter’s 41st anniversary. For more information, visit aphimiami.org.

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p.m. To participate as a volunteer, visit umcert.com and fill out the volunteer registration form. Volunteers will need to arrive at 3:30 p.m. and will receive community service hours. Volunteers must be aware that they will be covered in full moulage (mock injuries, bruising and potentially fake blood) and will need to act according to their injuries. For more information, please email outreach@ umcert.com.

SAFAC MEMBER APPLICATION DUE Applications to be a member of the 20112012 Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee are due Friday by 5 p.m. Applications can be found at the Department of Student Activities and Student Organizations (STIC) office in UC Room 209. For more information, please email SAFAC@miami.edu.

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What do you think about the Rat getting torn down for the new Student Activities Center to be built?

JANE PRYJMAK SENIOR “I’m just glad it’s happening after I graduate.”

MICHAEL PELLEG SOPHOMORE “I’m going to miss it, but I’m excited to see the changes.”

RONALD BRADFORD JUNIOR “Sad, but hopeful of what will come from it.”

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If you think gender discrimination is an issue of the past, think again. True, in the ‘20s, ‘50s and even ‘80s women faced heavier forms of discrimination, but why do we still brush off the idea that gender stereotypes and barriers no longer exist? Discrimination in the workplace is a result of gender stereotypes. In the report “Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being” released by the White House last month, the inequality of women in the United States was evident. The assessment reveals that, compared to men, women have a greater risk of becoming a victim of violence and sexual assault by an intimate partner, and also still earn less and are more likely to experience poverty. This inequality between genders and unequal pay still persists despite President Barack Obama’s first piece of approved legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which approved equal-pay back in 2009. The law was named after a woman who discovered she had been paid less than men after ending a career that lasted 19 years as a supervisor in a tire factory. Obama said this legislation would “send a clear message that making our economy work means making sure it works for everybody.” But despite attempts by the current administration to equalize the job market between genders, inequality still persists. Clearly, adhering to female stereotypes in the workplace can be extremely harmful. An example of this is the massive class action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, a case that made its way to the Supreme Court. According to The New York Times, the employment discrimination law-

suit is the largest in American history. Although a decision has still not been reached, The New York Times pointed out that if the court decides against this suit, it would mean that some companies are too big to be held accountable for their injustices. This suit, which began in 1999 when Stephanie Odle was fired for complaining of sex discrimination in the work place, claims that Wal-Mart has a history of discriminating against women by refusing or delaying them promotions in favor of less qualified men. Around 1.5 million current and former Wal-Mart female employees claim that they, too, met discrimination in matters of pay and promotion. If Wal-Mart loses, it may have to withdraw over $1 billion from its hearty pocket to cover expenses and back pay. As much as we would like to believe that our society has reached equality, it is necessary that we examine the problem realistically and realize that the only way to resolve it is by raising awareness within our community. Discrimination also exists among other groups, and can be based on sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity. The ideal opportunity for us to make our voice heard about this issue starts Monday with Tunnel of Oppression in the UC Ballrooms. This experience is designed to educate people about acts of oppression taking place in our world today such as sexual assault and the result. By participating in programs such as this, we can work together to figure out a way to overcome the inequalities that still exist. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

What do you think of the university’s decision to build the Student Activities Center?

3% Don’t care.

Speak Up answers are edited for clarity, brevity and accuracy. Check out video Speak Ups at themiamihurricane.com.

16% It’s great for our school!

24% Worst decision! Why tear down everyone’s favorite place on campus?

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he United States has well over a trillion dollar budget deficit. That is fact. Both parties want to eliminate this deficit, but vary in their approaches to do so. The Republicans JORDAN LEWIS have proposed methods CONTRIBUTING to solve the budget that COLUMNIST are ineffective and/ or harmful to the average American. Paul Ryan’s proposed blocking Medicare to states, instead giving out private vouchers to buy insurance. Unfortunately, the savings from cutting Medicare take money from the poorest of Americans and, at a time of great suffering, these cuts cannot go through. Across the nation, salaries and benefits have been cut for teachers and other public workers. Other cutbacks are to the Head Start Program that provides nutrition and education to low-income families, the EPA, high-speed rail, green energy, food safety inspections, Planned Parenthood and the National Endowment for the Arts. All of these budget cuts hurt those

who cannot defend themselves- the poor, the environment and vulnerable women. President Barack Obama has said that we must win the future. We cannot deny our children a proper education and a clean environment. We are lagging behind in science and innovation and cutting such programs will only compound our troubles. How do we balance our budget in a responsible manner? We have to close tax loopholes for companies that make billions of dollars but pay zero in taxes. We have to tax our wealthiest citizens (multi-billionaires) a little more because everybody must contribute their fair share towards a thriving America. We have to end our billion-dollar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have to end our billion-dollar subsidies for agriculture. It is important not to balance the budget on the backs of our children and the working class. It is a task that simply cannot hurt our society’s most vulnerable members. Jordan Lewis is the public relations chair for UM’s Young College Democrats. He may be contacted at jlewis@themiamihurricane.com.

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re you annoyed with your dayto-day grind? I know it seems hard to break free when you’re so busy on weekdays. However, do something different; this is what these four EVAN SEAMAN experimental years of SENIOR COLUMNIST debt accumulation are for. I impulsively traveled to Vienna to study abroad last semester, as I just wanted to see another side of the world and base myself in Central Europe. It was the best four months of my life. I went from knowing mostly students imported from New York (not knocking... necessarily) to people from every corner of the globe and the only qualification for friendship was personality, not money, a new Louis Vuitton bag or a few Greek letters... I’m kidding. I’ve exhausted the matter on that subject. Vienna changed my outlook on life. Now I know that we need to enjoy it while we can, because it’s about to get far worse when we enter the quicksand cycle of having careers, raising families, getting old and inevitably dying.

If study abroad isn’t an option, just do something different in general. It could be as simple and small as walking down a different path to get to class. Who knows, maybe you’ll see some cute girls that have never crawled through your neck of the woods and might just turn that frown upside down. Feeling negative and sluggish in your thoughts? Go to the gym and do some cardio. It’ll clear your head (and your arteries if you’ve been eating your feelings). If what you have going on isn’t working mentally, why hold yourself to a strict regimen of what now seems to be an ancient routine? What do you have to lose? If you hang out with people you can’t relate to or that you see as a chore to be around, move on. I have to admit, as an underclassman atrophying in the dorms, being on Chartwell’s benders (it tastes like crap but it fits well into the financial equation), going to mostly the Grove and house parties, I wondered: This isn’t half bad, but when is it going to switch up? When will I feel alive already and escape the usual? It gets better. You just have to have patience and be open to new things.

utler, after making its secondstraight trip to the championship game, made its rise from national anonymity to America’s underdog from a mysterious location. AUSTEN Even after losing last GREGERSON CONTRIBUTING Monday to UConn, COLUMNIST its accomplishments remain nothing short of extraordinary. Their story is that of coach Brad Stevens, who extracted every ounce of talent from his players (the very kids that the namebrand schools overlooked), not once but two years in a row in arguably the toughest sport to win a title. Strength of character is often thrown around as the truest test of a team’s greatness, and, even in defeat, the Bulldogs showed how strong they are. But the image forever to be juxtaposed against this team of overachievers is a few 20-somethings crying as UConn’s confetti fell on their heads. While there weren’t any cameras in the Butler locker room, it isn’t a stretch to guess the crying continued in private among their peers. Crying after a loss isn’t groundbreaking. Butler was just the 67th case of it happening in the tournament, and a few tears of joy were probably shed by the champion Huskies themselves. But this little emotion, the complete breakdown of one’s ability to hold it in any longer, is almost always followed by a feeling of embarrassment- even shame. As fans, we want our athletes to be honest, and what is more honest than the act of crying? It’s the one revealing act that can almost always be trusted, yet the stigma around it crushes almost all qualifications for the “heinous” act. We want the athletes we idolize to be “better” than that. These are grown men in our eyes and they should act accordingly. Maybe it’s because we expect athletes

to perform as cold, heartless Terminators whose sole purpose is to put or prevent a ball from going in a basket. If all you want from them is to perform, go back to the locker room and say “both teams played hard” at their press conference, that’s fine. But think back to the times when sports have made you miserable for days on end and imagine what having an actual role in those outcomes would have drawn out of you. Or maybe we want athletes to express themselves during their weakest moments in the strongest and most poised way possible. Their weakest moment is seen as just thata weakness- and it upsets our nuanceless vision of what it is to be a symbol of masculinity. For some, sports serve as a showcase of masculinity and all of its traits. So when we imagine the characteristic parallels between Clint Eastwood and Jim Brown, the image of either crying about anything undoes the cartoonish paradigm we created. We punish those who dare go against it, for there is no room for perceived weakness even at what very well may be their most vulnerable moment. But here’s the thing: Jim Brown, whose 50-year-old highlights still amaze this media-saturated generation, cried. A lot. Even at 75 years old, he’s the epitome of what it means to be a man. And if it’s good enough for Jim Brown, it’s good enough for you, me or Butler. So what we’re left with is watching our modern-day gladiators show honest emotion, and we respond by calling them babies who aren’t mature enough to handle disappointment. But being a man is far more than acting somber when in fact you feel heartbreak. Honing up to that crushing sense of loss is admirable. Hiding behind a veil of brashness isn’t manliness, it’s cowardice. Austen Gregerson is a junior majoring in print journalism and political science. He may be contacted at agregerson@themiamihurricane. com.

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Thanks to the latest health craze sweeping the nation, ice cream lovers have quenched their fix with frozen yogurt. It’s healthier, tastier and has just as many options as ice cream. With multiple locations all around Miami, Yogen Früz is a paradise of froyo bliss. If you like your classics and need a little guidance, stick with its original f lavors. But if you want to live a little wilder, make any f lavor out of their topping options, like kiwi-strawberry. Then, go crazy with the toppings bar, which includes exotic fruit, berries, sweets, salty goods and all the like. You are not satisfying yourself until you come here. Yogen Früz is located at 209 SW 59th Avenue, South Miami. ADRIANNE D’ANGELO // Photo Editor

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BY CASSIE GLENN CONTRIBUTING EDGE WRITER

Forget the pizza man, students are choosing Taco Rico for their delivery desires. From quesadillas to fajitas, you can call in or order online and, within minutes, have a hot and delicious Mexican meal right at your doorstep. With daily specials, including $1 tacos on Monday, it is hard to get tired of the menu. So next time you are looking to order out, ditch the large pepperoni pie and opt for something with a little more spice. Taco Rico is located at 473 South Dixie Highway, Coral Gables.

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Mr. Moe’s BY SARAH B. PILCHICK SENIOR EDGE WRITER

Mr. Moe’s Restaurant and Bar, located in Coconut Grove, is one of the area’s most sacred of watering holes. It has 35 beers, more than 90 menu items and the legendary “moose juice,” and I’m still not sure what’s in it. Western Wednesdays feature a mechanical bull and there is karaoke on Tuesdays. What more can one want out of life? Mr. Moe’s is located at 3131 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove.

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LIV BY SARAH B. PILCHICK SENIOR EDGE WRITER

For those whose four years at Miami are incomplete without regular jaunts on South Beach, look no further than LIV, one of the classiest clubs in the area. Located in the Fon-

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tainebleau Hotel, LIV is the best place on the beach for regular celebrity sightings, impromptu concerts and nights of debauchery you’ll never remember. Club LIV is located at 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

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Yardhouse BY CAR CAREY E GOL EY GO GOLDENBURG DENBUR DEN ENBUR BU U G SENIOR SE S SEN E ENIOR OR ED EDGE GE WRI GE WRITER WR TER TER

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Gulf Liquors BY Y REB REBECC REBECCA E ECC EB CCA CA LLATTANZIO ATTANZ AT ATT AN ANZ NZ ZIO O CONTRIBUTING CO CON O TRI RIB BUT UTING NG ED NG EDGE GE G EW WR WRI WRITER R TER R

Need N Ne eed d tto o st sstock toc ock ck yo y your ou urr b bar? ar? Gu ar Gulf lf lf Liquors perfect one-stop L Liqu Li iqu quorrs iss tthe he p eerr ffeect ectt o ne-sstop ne ne-s to op place your alcohol needs. p pl acee fo ac ffor or al or all l l of of y o r al ou alco lco coho ho ol ne need eed ds. s. With W Wi th h one one ne of of the th he best beest b st selections sel elec ecti ec ttiiion ons on ns in n town paired with one of the some of the best prices, this local shop is close and convenient for all of us broke college students. Not to mention the awesome tiny bottles of Kahlua and Bacardi that they throw in at the register as a courtesy gift. Gulf Liquors is located at 1535 Madruga Avenue, South Miami.


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Planetarium (Museum of Science) BY Y DANIEL DAN DANIELLE A IIEL IE ELLLE E KAS KASLOW ASLOW LOW W SENIOR S SEN ENIOR EN OR ED OR E EDGE GE G E WRI WR W WRITER RITER R

After A Af f te t r h ho hot o t boxing bo ox xii ng n g in i n th the he p pa parking a rk rkin in n g lo llot, o t, head h he eead aad d to t o the th h e ultimate u ti ul t i maa te t e place place laa ce c e to t o experience eex expe x pe p ri r een n ce ce “natural” high: planetarium. On the a “n n at a tur tu urr al a ” hi h igh i gh g h : th thee pl p an neett aarr iu i u m. ium. m O n th he Friday off ea month, the planetariffirst firs fi i rs r s t Fr F r id iday aay y o eeach ach ch h m o n th, on onth th h , th h e pl plan an netar ett ar a i-hosts 3-D um h um o s tss 3 os -D llaser ass er e r llight i ght ig g ht h sshows hows ho w ffeaturing ws eeaa ttu u rii ngg music bands. Past shows tthe th h e mu m ssiic off famous f am amou ou u s band ba b a nd n d s. nds. s P astt sh as show ows ow ws have beats off Bo Bob Marley, h ha avee sshowcased howc ho wcas wc a ed as d tthe he b he e ats ea t o ts B b Ma M a rl r ley rley e y, The Pink Floyd. Th T h e Beatles Bee att llee s an B and n d Pi i nk kF loyd lo yd yd. yd Thee Mi Miami Museum Science Planetarium T Th M iaam mi Mu mi M usse seu um m ooff Sc Scie ienc ie enc nce ce an andd Pl P lan anettar anet ariu ium um South Miami Ave., Miami. is located looccat cat a ed ed at at 3280 32800 S 32 oou uth hM iaami mi A v .,, M ve iami ia m. mi

Denny’s BY SAR SA SARAH A AH H B. B. PIL P PILCHICK CH C CHI H CK CK SENIOR WRITER SE SEN E IOR OR EDGE EDGE ED GE WRI W WR TER TE TER E

While Whil Wh ile il le tr trip trips ips to ip oD Denny’s e ny’s en ny y’ss w were ere on ere er once nce ce reserved rese re eserv seerv rved ed jjust usst fo u forr st stop stops opss on op n rroad oad tr oa oad trips, rip ipss,, iitt ips, iss tthe he o he n y 24 nl 2 4-h hou our re est stau ura rant ant nt w itth ithi hiin in only 24-hour restaurant within walking wa alk l in ing di d distance ist stan ance ance an ce o off ou our ur fa fair air ir ccampus. ampu am pu us. s If y If ou m ou ak ke iitt across acr c os osss U.S. U.S U. S.. 1 iintact, ntacctt,, a ntac nt you make

world worl wo orl rld of of ggreasy reeas asy fo food ood and and nd surly surrly service ser ervi vicee vi awaits awai aw awai aits ttss y you. ou o u. Ma M Make ake ke ssure ure ur re yo y your our ur h health eeaaltth iin nsu uraan ncce is is sstill tiill l ggood oo od be b efo fore r eeating re atin at tin ng at at insurance before D nn De n y’ y s beca b be eccaaus use yo use ou’ u’re rree ggoing oiingg to o to need need ne d Denny’s because you’re f erwa ft errwa ward rd.. itt aafterward. D nn De ny’ y’s is y’s is llocated occat ocat ated edd at at 11 11150 150 50 S D ixxiie Denny’s S.. Di Dixie High Hi hw waay ay across acro ac ross from ro frroom campus. camp ca amp mpus us.. us Highway

Casola’s BY DANIEL BY DAN DANIELLE A IEL ELLLE ELLE EK KAS KASLOW SLOW SLOW OW SE SEN IOR OR ED OR E GE WR GE W WRI R TER ER SENIOR EDGE WRITER

A slice slic sl lic icee off p pizza izzaa ffrom iz ro om Ca C Caso Casola’s aso ollaa’s iiss disturbingly impossible di ist stu stur urrb biing ngly gly llarge, arge ar ge, ge e, ye yett it it iiss im impo mpo po oss sssib ible le le not devour n no ot to d evvou ur it aand nd ssavor nd a orr eevery av very ve very y llast aasst bite. Maybe it’s b bi itee. Ma M ayb ybee it t’ss tthe he ggooey he o ey oo ey ccheese, heees hees ese, e, tthin hin hi n

crust ccrrus ust or p perfect erfeect aamount er erfe moun mo un nt of of ssauce, au auce uce ce, but but bu nothing beat Casola’s after no no oth thing thin th ing ca in ccan an n be b eat at C asol as ola’ ol a s af a’ afte t r a la te llate ate study session night partyssttud stud udy y sse ess ssio ion no orr a llong ongg ni on n gh ht off p arrtyarty ty ying. in ng. g. Casola’s Caaso s la l ’ss is is located l caatteed at lo at 2437 243 437 37 SW W 117th 7thh 7t Ave., Miami. Ave. Av e., Mi M ami. am ami. i.

Miller’s Ale House BY SARAH SARAH A B B.. P PIL PILCHICK LCHI CH H CK SENIOR SEN ENIOR IO OR ED O EDGE DGE GE WRITER WRITTER WRI ER R

Who W Wh o am aamong mon ng co college oll l legge students stt u stud ud deen nts nts d doesn’t oesn oesn oe sn’t eennnjjoy jo y tr ttraditional raad dit itio t io ona nal a l bar bar fa ba ffare? a re re? No o re? ne,, th ne hat a ’ss w ho. ho ho. one, that’s who. M Mi i ll ller eerr’ss A lee House, Hou ouse use, se, located se loca lo cate cate ca ted d on on M irac ir acle ac le Mile M il i le ile Miller’s Ale Miracle aand an nd part partt o off a chai cchain ch hai ain n off S South outth ou hF Florida l ri lo r ida daa rrestauesta es taau-ra ant nts, nts, s, iiss a d dr rea rea eam am cco omee ttrue ru ue fo forr carn ca arn rniv iv vor oress aand nd d rants, dream come carnivores be b eer er aaficionados. f ici fici fi cionad onad on doss. It Itss da d ail ily ly spec sp pec e iiaals ls iinclude n lu nc ude d beer daily specials p pr r im ime ri rib, b M b, ai ne llobster ai ob bstter aand nd b aby ba ab back back k rribs, ib ibs, bs, s, prime Maine baby aand an nd d as a o ne m ne ight ig htt eexpect, x ecc tt,, vvegetarians xp eget eg geettarr ia ians nss aare n re a b re it one might bit screwed. ssc creew weed d.. E Even veen th those ho osse se on on a ggluten-free lute lu tenn-fr f ree free ee d diet ieet ca ca n can p pa r tak rt rtak akee in tthe he aall-American l l-A ll A me merica r ica ri can jo oys ys o M i ll l err’ss. partake joys off Mi Miller’s. Mi illl er er’s r’s ’s A llee House Hou ouse se is se is located loca lo loca cate ted att 101 ted te 1011 M irac ir a lee M ac ile, il e, Miller’s Ale Miracle Mile, C Co rall Gables. ra G blleess. Ga s Coral

Flanigan’s BY Y DAN DANIELLE ANIEL A IELLLE KAS KA KASLOW ASLOW LOW SEN SENIOR EN NIOR OR R ED E EDGE GE WRI GE W WR WRITER TE TTER ER R

A popular chain, Flanigan’s has more than 20 locations in Florida. But the UM student’s Flanigan’s in Coconut Grove is open until 5 a.m. This late-night favorite offers a wide variety of drink options and a classic, reasonablypriced menu. In the mood for a l it-

ttle tl le mi m id dn nig nig ight ght h ssnack? naack na ck? ck midnight T Tr r y so ome me o F lan nii-Try some off Fl Flanigga an n’’s ’s aap ppe p tiizeer garlic ggaarl rlic lic ic gan’s appetizer rolls, chicken stickers or rockin’ rib rolls. Flanigan’s in Coconut Grove is located at 2721 Bird Ave., Coconut Grove.

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BY DANIELLE KASLOW SENIOR EDGE WRITER

Technically the Gifford Arboretum is an educational resource with its collection of tropical and subtropi-

cal tress maintained by the Department of Biology. But for most UM students, the arboretum is the best place on campus to get down and (do the) dirty... while appreciating the

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rare tropical trees, of course. The arboretum is located behind the Cox Science Center.

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Dadeland Mall

Nikki Beach BY DAN DANIELLE ANIELLE KAS KASLOW ASLOW LOW W SENIOR S SEN IO ED IOR EDGE E GE WRI WR WRITER TER E

With sswaying wayi wa y ng p palm alm al m tree trees e s and warm w rm breezes, wa breezzes e , Ni N kk k ki Be B a h ac Nikki Beach is a w o ld or l aaway w y fr wa from m the bus stl t e off world bustle Sout th Be B ach. ac h. L occated e at 1stt street e South Beach. Located and d Oc O Ocean eeaan Dr D Drive, ive, Nikki Nikki Beach ch h features feat fe a ur u ess a lar large arge o outdoor uttd orr b utdo beach e ch ea h cclub llu ub

aan nd re restaurant nt, with wiith h lux uxur u ious caa and restaurant, luxurious banas bana nas and aan nd beds d for your you o r lounging loungiing plleasure. So p oak k up p the t e sun th sun at Nikki Nik ikki k pleasure. Soak Beeac ach Monday Mo ay y thr h ough g T h rsda hu day Beach through Thursday m 11 1 a. aa.m. m to 5 p. m. p m m. from p.m. Nikki Ni Be B Beach a h is located ac loc o ated at at 1 Ocean n D ., M Dr i mi B ia each. Dr., Miami Beach.

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BY DANIELLE KASLOW SENIOR EDGE WRITER

Just when you think you can’t stand your roommate for another second, the Zipcar by your dorm magically becomes avail-

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able and Dadeland Mall beckons. A shopping paradise, the mall is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenny, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and the country’s largest The Limited/Express store. And Dadeland offers more

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than 185 other specialty stores to boot. Dadeland Mall is the perfect escape from your crazy roommate.

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Dadeland Mall is located at 7535 SW 88th St., Miami.

BY SARAH B. PILCHICK SENIOR EDGE WRITER

Who among your out-ofstate friends wants to go home for vacations looking as pale as Tilda Swinton? The UC pool is often overcrowded, loud and mildly intimidating, so deal with your nostalgia for freshman year by returning to the IM Fields by the towers. While you may have

to be on guard for a stray soccer ball or ant pile, Stanford Beach is a low-key oasis in which everyone mostly keeps to themselves. Return home for the summer with your heads held high and your bodies bronzed, New Yorkers. The intramural fields are located in front of Stanford Residential College.


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runs that the baseball team has scored in its last seven games

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Hot bats fuel recent success on the field Winning ways continue with sweep of the Pack BY ADAM BERGER SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

Following a road trip to Boston College last weekend that saw two games postponed due to snow and freezing rain, the Hurricane baseball team returned to the comfortable weather of Coral Gables and fought for a three-game sweep of NC State this past weekend. Miami won comfortably on Friday night 4-1, survived an extra-inning thriller on Saturday night by a score of 14-13 and shutout the Wolfpack in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, 3-0. “It’s always hard to sweep,” head coach Jim Morris said following Sunday afternoon’s victory. “Last night [I told the team] ‘I want to sweep. We’ve got to get greedy, you’ve got to get it done.’” The Hurricanes have rebounded nicely after getting swept by Georgia Tech two weeks ago. Since then, Miami has rattled off six straight victories, improving its ACC record to 11-3 in a very competitive Coastal Division that proudly houses three top 25 teams- Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia Tech. “This is a tough conference,” Morris said. “First of all, you’ve got to fight to get into the ACC tournament, then you’ve got to fight to get into the NCAA tournament.” Miami benefited from solid starting pitching the entire weekend against NC State, beginning on Friday night with freshman Bryan Radziewski on the mound. The powerful lefty earned his fifth victory of the season, allowing one unearned run in five and two thirds innings of work. “I felt good, did what I had to do and got the win,” Radziewski said. Radziewski probably could have pitched deeper into the game, but Morris elected to go to the bullpen early for precautionary reasons. “He said his arm was a little tight, his forearm,” Morris said. “He wanted to stay in the game…He was upset that he came out of the game to be honest.” On Saturday, sophomore Eric Whaley took the hill for the Hurricanes and looked

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LINE DRIVE: Junior centerfielder Nathan Melendres makes contact during an at-bat on Sunday at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Melendres had one RBI on the day. The Hurricanes beat NC State 3-0 to complete the series sweep. solid, pitching in what seemed to be a blowout victory in the making for the Hurricanes. Miami took a 13-4 lead into the eighth inning but the bullpen imploded in the top of the frame, surrendering eight runs as NC State cut the deficit to one. In the top of the ninth, junior closer Daniel Miranda got two quick outs but ended up surrendering the tying run. After Miami failed to score with the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth, Miranda held NC State at bay in the top of the tenth inning. Junior David Villasuso hit a walk-off single with teammate Cade Kreuter on third base to end the game. “I knew it was enough to get him in, so I was excited,” Villasuso said of his gamewinning hit.

On Sunday, sophomore E.J. Encinosa pitched one of the best games of his career. He went seven innings, allowed just two hits and struck out a career-high 11 batters. This time, the bullpen held it together and pitched three scoreless innings to retire the Wolfpack. Miami’s offense struggled mightily at the beginning of the year, failing to put the ball in play in key situations. The team now looks completely different at the plate, having scored 68 runs in its past seven games. Miami will test its red-hot offense in a three-game series at Maryland next weekend. The Terrapins are 15-17 with a 3-12 record in ACC play.

UPCOMING BASEBALL GAMES Wednesday: 6 p.m. vs. Barry Friday: 7 p.m. at Maryland Saturday: 3 p.m. at Maryland Sunday: noon at Maryland April 20: 6 p.m. vs. Bethune-Cookman

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High energy and intensity at second spring scrimmage Golden galvanizes offense and defense BY AUSTEN GREGERSON SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

LINDSAY BROWN // News Editor

FORD MOTORS: Tight end Chase Ford, who had three catches on Saturday, drives over a defender during practice.

If the calendar didn’t read April and the temperature didn’t feel like 100, Miami’s execution and intensity would have felt a lot like fall. During the football team’s second scrimmage, this one at Traz Powell Stadium on Miami Dade College’s North Campus, the Hurricanes showed significant progression on both sides of the ball. Tommy Streeter, the 6-foot-5-inch 215-pound junior wide out, led the team in touchdown receptions with two. He had six catches for 98 yards. The dropped passes that plagued him during the team’s first scrimmage at Spanish River High School made their way into a video created by the coaching staff, mocking the receiver’s desire to “Go deep, every game.” But on Saturday, Streeter was no longer the butt of the joke, as passes fell directly into his hands. Playfully, Streeter said he “wanted to come out here and shut their mouth.”

“God blessed me with everything I need to be great,” Streeter said. Streeter’s improvement was a welcome sight, but it was unfortunately overshadowed by the apparent injury to the left knee of fellow wide receiver LaRon Byrd. Byrd, a senior slated to be the team’s primary target, needed to be helped off the field and onto a trainer’s table midway through the game. Coach Al Golden said Byrd is going to be alright. “They checked him out and we held him out,” Golden said. “It’s a fine line that we’re walking, because we want to be in better condition and want to be a tougher team, so we’re trying to manage those situations we put them in.” On more than a few occasions, some Canes needed extra recuperation time after hard plays. Linebacker Jordan Futch hit Storm Johnson in the backfield with such ferocity that the pop of their pads was heard throughout the stadium. Futch punctuated the play with a dance he calls “The Old School.” What, pray tell, is The Old School? “It’s something [former Canes linebacker] Coach Michael Barrow used to do,” Futch said. “So I said ‘I’m going to come out here and get me a little bit.’”

The energy and passion Futch brought to the game did not go unnoticed, as fellow linebacker Sean Spence expects him to continue “flying around, making plays for the defense.” Golden, who noted that the scrimmage as a whole was played with extremely high energy, likes the spark of intensity that Futch provides. “He [Futch] keeps doing what he’s doing and we’re going to find a spot for him,” Golden said. “He plays with energy, he’s tough, he’s rugged, he’s smart. I don’t know how things are going to shake out here before training camp, but it seems when the lights come on he’s producing.” Though the team was generally positive, “Stretch ‘Em Out” Streeter offered perspective about playing on talented teams that have failed to produce championships. In speaking of himself, he seemed to summarize the meaning that the spring and summer will have for the entire team. “I don’t want to be one of those guys who show glimpses of greatness,” Streeter said. “I want to work hard on being consistent and show that all the time.” Austen Gregerson may be contacted at agregerson@ themiamihurricane.com.

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TOE TO TOE: Brittany Viola and Carrie Dragland were two of the swimming and diving student-athletes who gathered Saturday at a reunion of current team members and alumni. Viola, a two-time national champion in the 10-meter springboard, recently completed her final season as a Hurricane. She and Dragland, a junior, walked on their hands from the back of the diving board to the front, and then performed dives into the water. One of the divers turned herself into a human bowling ball, knocking down the pins on the board before tumbling into the water.


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MEN’S TENNIS

Canes defeat BC in final home match Five players honored on Senior Day BY DARCI MILLER ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR

PHOTOS BY ADRIANNE D’ANGELO // Photo Editor

HIT IT: Freshman Omar Aly serves to help UM clinch a victory in doubles.

LATIN SPICE: Pedro Ast, a freshman from Venezuela, smacks a forehand return during his doubles match Sunday. The Canes improved to 8-1 in ACC matches.

In the Hurricanes’ final home match of the 2011 season, the 24th-ranked men’s tennis team honored its five graduating seniors before cruising to victory over Boston College, 6-1. “We had a great day today,” head coach Mario Rincon said. “We’ve had a great time together and have been through a lot. We bounced back from a disappointing year last year and today is a great day because we’ve come together and are having a great season.” This win boosted Miami to 14-5 overall on the season and 8-1 in ACC play. After losing the first doubles match, Miami won No. 2 and 3 to take the lead 1-0. Eduardo Pavia and Pedro Ast knocked off their opponents at No. 3 doubles, improving to 6-1 in conference play. Keith Crowley and freshman Omar Aly won their second match of the weekend at No. 2 doubles, clinching the point for UM. “This was Omar’s second match with me at doubles,” said Crowley, a senior. “There’s a lot of pressure and this is some good experience for him. So far, he’s done his job for the team.” The doubles matches were followed by a brief ceremony honoring the team’s seniors, Christian Blocker, Waylon Chin, Carl Sundberg, Eduardo Pavia and Crowley. “In college tennis you spend so much time together because it’s a relatively small group,” Rincon said. “You get to know each other very well, and the nice thing about it is

when they graduate they are your friends. I’m looking forward to enjoying the coming years as friends with them.” In singles play, Crowley won his fifth straight match at the No. 2 position to give Miami a 2-0 lead, beating Boston College’s Alex Skinner 6-1, 6-1. Crowley is now 15-6 overall and 7-2 in ACC matches. “There was a lot of emotion out there today,” Crowley said of Senior Day. “We went out there and took care of business.” Pavia won his match at No. 5 singles, followed quickly by a win at No. 6 by freshman Gabriel Flores, which gave Miami a 4-0 lead and secured the win. Sundberg won in straight sets at No. 4, as did Chin at No. 3. Boston College’s one point came at No. 1 singles, where Blocker lost a hard-fought match against Akash Muppidi, 6-4, 7-5. “Christian had a really tough match,” Rincon said. “He played really well in the second set. He was aggressive and taking control of the points.” Despite Blocker’s loss, Rincon is not worried about his play and expects him to come out strong in the final leg of the season. Miami hits the road to close out the season against North Carolina and Duke, ranked No. 17 and No. 11, respectively. The Canes are currently 3-0 on the road against ACC opponents, having picked up wins against Florida State, Wake Forest and NC State. Still, they know that to keep that streak alive, they’re going to face a battle in North Carolina. “They’re good opponents,” Rincon said. “We’ve got good chances and will hopefully play our best tennis.” Darci Miller can be contacted at dmiller@ themiamihurricane.com.

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WOMEN’S TENNIS PROFILE

German star embraces role as leader Eickhorn misses home but finds comfort on court BY DAVID FURONES STAFF WRITER

She’s the No. 8 collegiate tennis player in the nation. She’s part of the 11th-ranked doubles tandem and a tennis program currently ranked in the top five. She has 128 career singles wins, three shy of tying the UM record set by former teammate Laura Vallverdu. But if you saw Bianca Eickhorn strolling through the University of Miami campus, you’d think she’s just your average senior trying to live the college life while finishing her final academic semester strong. “On the tennis court, Bianca is always very focused, very robotic,” said her doubles teammate Anna Bartenstein. “But away from the tennis court she can be more relaxed. She’s really funny.” Eickhorn hails from Tengen, Germany, and speaks four different languages- English, German, French and Italian. She is majoring in international finance and marketing, and says that her career aspirations are in business, not tennis. “I knew I didn’t want to be a professional tennis player,” Eickhorn said. “But I still love tennis that much that I wanted to see how far I can get… and study at the same time.” She came to Miami primarily for her education and secondly to continue playing the sport she fell in love with back home. Not far down on her list is the time spent basking in the sun on South Florida’s sandy beaches. But her time in Miami has not all been fun in the sun. Eickhorn has dealt with a great deal of homesickness over the years. Even when she first came to the states as a

freshman in 2007, she says it took her some time to assimilate to the culture, the various people and even the food. “I came from a village of 2,000 people in Germany where whenever I went out for a walk I always had someone I could talk to or someone I knew,” Eickhorn said. “Then I come here for the first time and it’s like it’s all new people around me.” On the tennis court, her other home, it didn’t take Eickhorn long to get comfortable and accommodated with her surroundings. Being one of the few upperclassmen on the young women’s team, she has accepted a leadership role on the squad. “Bianca is the leader of the team,” Bartenstein said. “She’s the only senior and sets a good example.” She’s currently 28-6 on the season and 17-2 in dual match play at No. 1 singles for the Canes. What makes her so great on the tennis court? “It’s definitely the discipline, hard work and just the desire to be out there every single day,” Eickhorn said. “Whenever I step in between these lines, there isn’t anything I give these opponents.” She has accumulated a 24-4 record with Bartenstein as her partner in doubles play. “ W e know each other really well. We are good friends,” Bartenstein said. “We rely on each other on the tennis court and we

have each other’s back.” To sum up the last four years, Eickhorn said, “It was a great experience that made me experience my highest highs and my lowest lows.” David Furones may be contacted at dfurones@ themiamihurricane.com.

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VOLLEYBALL

Experienced team attempts to improve Productive offseason highlights veterans BY ADAM BERGER SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

The University of Miami women’s volleyball team hosted a four-team spring tournament over the weekend at the James L. Knight Sports Complex on campus. The Hurricanes welcomed Miami Dade College, St. Thomas University and Florida International University for a day of exhibition matches on Saturday. “It’s great for experience,” head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said of exhibition contests. “The spring is where we really work on our techniques and individual skills.” 28

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The matches consisted of a best two of three set format as opposed to the traditional regular season best three of five set match style. The Hurricanes officially played two matches in the tournament, winning both. In its first-round match, the Hurricanes beat MDC in dominating fashion, winning in straight sets 25-13 and 15-8. Freshman middle blocker Emani Sims recorded eight kills in the match for the Hurricanes and freshman libero Ryan Shaffer did her part as well, notching double-digit digs in the contest. Miami then went on to beat St. Thomas in three sets, 25-10, 20-25 and 15-10. Miami and FIU also squared off aduring the third round of the tournament, but the results of the match were not recorded as official for reasons that were not made clear.

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The Hurricanes enjoyed tremendous performances from the veterans, including junior setter Katie Gallagher, who recorded over 30 assists on the day, and junior outside hitter Lane Carico, who was back in her familiar stomping grounds recording timely kills. “Overall we’re making strides this spring,” Lantagne Welch said. “Our blocking is improving.” In addition to the two victories on Saturday, the Hurricanes also had a solid showing in UCF’s Spring Fling tournament, going 8-2 against top-notch competition like the University of Florida and Florida State University. Regardless of the team’s solid offseason performances, Lantagne Welch recognized that spring exhibition matches serve a specific purpose, one very different

from regular season contests. “It’s a great experience for our players,” she said. “You get to put all your players in and put them in different scenarios that they may not have experienced before and see how they handle it without the pressure of the result mattering.” Miami enjoyed a very successful 2010 campaign. The team reached the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season, losing a tough five-set match to Indiana in the first round of the tournament. It was the third time that Lantagne Welch led a Hurricane team to the NCAA tournament since bringing volleyball back to the University of Miami in 2001. Adam Berger may be contacted at aberger@ themiamihurricane.com.


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Canes taking shape after slow start T h i r t e e n games into the season, the panic button was not only pushed, but rather was getting beaten down by last year’s aluminum bats. ERNESTO Losses to SUAREZ Florida Atlantic SPORTS EDITOR and USF. A sweep at the hands of the Florida Gators. A slumping offense disgraced by a 9-2 loss to Illinois State, leading to a 5-8 record and premature concerns that, for the first time in 38 seasons, the Hurricanes may be left out of the postseason. Lesson learned. Never doubt head coach Jim Morris, especially not so early in the season. With the Hurricanes’ 3-0 win over the NC State Wolfpack on Sunday afternoon, Miami has gone on a 16-3 tear over their last 19 games to improve to 2111 on the season, including 11-3 in the competitive ACC. The win on Sunday

also gave them their fourth series sweep against an ACC opponent this season, as the Canes also swept Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Boston College. Looking back to the preseason, there were plenty of legitimate concerns regarding just where the Hurricanes would end up this season. With the loss of All-American Yasmani Grandal, a brand new starting rotation and several new players being asked to step up, it was anyone’s guess what to expect. Although it hasn’t all been pretty, good teams find a way to win, regardless of what is going on around them, as evidenced by Saturday night’s contest against the Wolfpack. After taking a 13-4 lead into the eighth inning, NC State went on a huge run, scoring eight runs in the top of the inning and adding another in the top of the ninth to even the score and send the game into extra innings. At any earlier point in the season, one may have assumed that the momentum was lost and there was no way Miami would be able to mentally

recover. Instead, infielder Cade Krueter and catcher David Villasuso came away with the clutch hits needed to win the game in the 10th. Clearly, this team has matured in a hurry. That’s not to say that all concerns should be voided. The fielding errors, though they have decreased as the year has progressed, have been a worrying point for the Canes all year. Harold Martinez, who had 21 home runs last year and was expected to be the perennial power threat this season, has been limited to just one bomb through the first half of the schedule. There is still plenty of baseball left, and upcoming matchups against toptier ACC threats like North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia will determine how this year’s squad will ultimately fare. But as the Canes have demonstrated so far, you can never truly count them out. Ernesto Suarez may be contacted at esuarez@ themiamihurricane.com.

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The spring game will take place Saturday at noon at Lockhart Stadium, with an autograph session at 10 a.m. Admission is free and gates will open for parking at 8:30 a.m.

GOLF The Canes are traveling to Greensboro, N.C. for the ACC Championships. The competition will be held Friday through Sunday.

WOMEN’S TENNIS The Hurricanes came off a perfect weekend in which they swept BC on Saturday and Maryland on Sunday, both by scores of 7-0. The team will return home for the regular season finale against Duke before kicking off ACC Tournament play. Information compiled from hurricanesports. com. Darci Miller may be contacted at dmiller@ themiamihurricane.com.

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COURTESY MICHELLE HOREVITZ

TOUGH GIRLS: Senior Michelle Horevitz (right), UM’s rugby captain, runs with the ball during a game with Gypsy Rugby in Savannah, Ga. over spring break.

Rugby team developing fast Senior benefits from competition, travel BY ROSA ORIHUELA CONTRIBUTING SPORTS WRITER

Running across the rugby field, University of Miami senior Michelle Horevitz lines up her target and makes a bone-crushing tackle on an opponent as her father proudly watches from the sideline. Horevitz, president of UM’s women’s rugby team, never imagined she would be playing a high-contact sport like rugby. Besides softball, which she quit at 11 years old, she did not play any sports while growing up. But she did have rugby in her bloodher father played since he was 15 and her brother plays currently. She never thought she would follow in their footsteps. That changed when she came to UM. As a freshman, Horevitz and her dorm neighbor decided to join a “bad-ass” sport. They picked rugby, though her friend later quit. She has played for four out of the five years that the team has existed. “After my first game against UCF, I felt amazing,” Horevitz recalled. “Even though we lost, I could not believe I just did that.” Now, nearly four years have passed since that game. Horevitz has served as the club sport’s president for the last three years. During that time the team has steadily improved and the women are coming off their first winning season. Beth Schlaerth, the women’s rugby coach, has played a key role in the club’s development, keeping them organized and focused. Horevitz says her skills have improved immensely. “If you love it, you get good at it,” she said. 30

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She has also been selected to play for the “Under 23 All-Stars” and the Gypsy travel rugby team club. Horevitz attributes part of her success to the support and advice from her father. They have bonded over the game and talk about it nonstop. He attends most of the games and “he is definitely coach dad,” Horevitz said. Horevitz has put in a lot of effort to make the rugby team what it is now. She will be graduating this spring with a BA in economics. Even though this will end her career as a UM rugby player, it will not stop her from playing the sport she now loves. “Rugby is all I think about; I even applied for a job for the USA Rugby,” Horevitz said. Her love for rugby is contagious, so much so that one player owes her decision to come to this university to Horevitz and the rugby team. Feli Massa, now one of the co-captains of the team, transferred from London and looked for schools that had rugby teams. She emailed Horevitz about the UM team and decided to come to Coral Gables based on Horevitz’s e-mails. “Michelle helped me a lot; I am very shy and never spoke for a whole year,” Massa said. “Michelle approached me and announced that we will become friends and we have been friends ever since.” Rugby has changed Horevitz’s life. She has formed life-long friendships and might even build a career out of rugby. “Rugby is a worldwide frat that has allowed me to meet amazing people and travel all over the U.S.,” Horevitz said. If you want to meet Horevitz and the rest of the team, practices are Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rosa Orihuela may be contacted at rorihuela@ themiamihurricane.com.


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Dear V: Am I not so fresh and so clean? Dear Poppin’,

Dear V, My girlfriend and I have a pretty happy relationship. We do everything together; even shower. However, the other day she made a comment that she feels that I don’t “take care” of myself, meaning that I don’t spend enough time washing, and she says that this has bothered her for sometime now. When I asked her if I smell she replied that I don’t, but she can’t understand how I could spend more time “putting colors on your eyelashes” than washing my girlie parts. She says to me that “ I go down there and enjoy spending time down there, but I would put in more work if I felt it were fresh…” V, I’m confused. I feel like I am fresh and I ALWAYS make sure that when I shower I cover all the important bits, but not everyone has time to take 20-minute showers. And I have never received any complaints regarding freshness, even from her. What should I do? Sincerely, Not So “Poppin’” Fresh???!!!!

First off, relax. From the sounds of it and the usage of your exclamation points you are freaking the eff out. Calm yourself my girl. To be honest, no self-respecting person, especially a girl, would hang around if one’s partner’s special area reeked, so take some comfort in that. Whatever “smell” your little girlfriend is talking about cannot be that bad, which means it can be easily reversed. YAY!! You say you do not always have time for a 20-minute shower; that is more than okay. I don’t know of many peeps that need to take a 20-minute shower on the regular. There isn’t all that much to do under the shower head (take your heads out of the gutter for a minute please)! I’m sure that if you say you are taking extra care in the cleaning of your lady land that you are indeed doing what you need to do. Perhaps when you have had a particular sweaty, sticky day if you will, take that extra few to make sure your area is squeaky clean. And maybe your girlfriend is telling you a little white lie. Not every single girl truly enjoys go-

ing down on someone. It’s always great to please your partner, but I don’t think anyone is like, “YES! Please let me dine down below, please!!” Perhaps your lovely little lady may be particularly so-so about it, so she decided to give a reason as to take some time off from her loyal duties. Bottom line: who really knows her reasoning as to why all of the sudden you “smell.” But now it’s time for you to take it upon yourself to give her no reason to say you do. When you feel that you are at your prime, you perform at your prime, period. Also, putting in a little extra work on your part for her can never hurt either. Best of luck chica and no worries. With love, V Have a question for V? Hit up DearV@themiamihurricane. com or follow on Twitter at @Dear_V.

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