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BRITTNEY BOMNIN // Art Director

PHILANTHROPY: UM Junior Ryan Blanco carries balloons for Delta Lambda Phi’s parade float.

A tide of pride

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CHEERFUL CHANT: Timothy Tierney,17, (left) dances with UM junior Alex Suvall in front of the judges. Suvall is a founding member of Delta Lambda Phi (DLP) and is secretary of SpectrUM. Members of DLP and Tierney marched with Pridelines Youth Services, an LGBT youth organization that provides services.

BY SARAH B. PILCHICK | SENIOR EDGE WRITER

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litter and Gaga and drag queens, oh my! The third-annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and Festival hit South Beach in a flurry of rainbows and fabulousness, and despite the oppressive heat and flash rain storms, it seemed that a fantastic time was had by all.

While the pride festival ran for an entire week and included events such as movie screenings and comedy nights, the pinnacle of the weekend was undoubtedly Saturday’’s Pride Parade, led by grand marshal Andy Cohen of Bravo TV’’s ““Watch What Happens Live."

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TUITION TROUBLES

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PEACEFUL EMBRACE: Junior Alex Suvall hugs John Alvarez, an FIU alumnus who is a DLP brother.

RECORD HITS

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PARADERS: Frank Fiorentino and Bill Pease were one of the legacy couples featured at Pride.

SPRING SCRIMMAGE

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UM recognized for effective social media Online platforms have some effect BY ALANNA ZUNSKI CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

The University of Miami was recently ranked eighth on a list of ““top social media colleges”” in the nation. The ranking is based on how well a university and its departments and divisions keep in touch with the students using outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Other colleges that were ranked by StudentAdvisor.com include first-place Harvard University, second-place Johns Hopkins, sixth-place Stanford University and the University of Florida, which placed ninth. StudentAdvisor.com, a Web site that provides information about colleges across the country, noted UM’’s five RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, but criticized the state of its iTunes account because it ““needs some updating.”” Miami.edu has a social media database online which provides links to UM’’s various Facebook pages, Twitter and RSS feeds and YouTube accounts managed by different offices and programs around campus, from UMPD to the Richter Library’’s Special Collections Division. Creative uses of social media by the university are exemplified by the many Facebook pages developed as resources available to

students. For instance, the Wellness Center’’s Facebook page offers videos demonstrating different workouts. Toppel also posts upcoming career events on its Facebook page, and the general UM Facebook page includes news updates and information about events on campus. Some students are perplexed as to how UM was awarded this rank. ““The only social media that I’’ve seen concerning the university are the Facebook groups that everyone joins when they get accepted,”” freshman Elana Block

said. ““Everyone posts on those pages and it gets all of the freshmen excited about starting college.”” However, these groups are not the university-sponsored pages ranked by StudentAdvisor. com. It is obvious by its rank that UM tries to use social media to reach its students, but many within the target audience do not actually use these resources. Although students may acknowledge the fact that UM’’s social media tools exist, they do not always take advantage of the information the university provides online.

““I have seen the Twitter and Facebook pages for the different resources, such as housing, the Wellness Center and Toppel Career Center,”” Zoë Brown said. ““I can tell that these pages would be a useful and convenient resource to students looking for quick information about the different offices around campus. They would be able to check these pages while they are checking their own Facebook. I haven’’t ever had the chance to use them myself, though.”” Alanna Zunski may be contacted at azunski@themiamihurricane.com.

Social media used at the university

UM was ranked eighth in a list of 100 top social media colleges. Compared to more than 6,000 federally recognized colleges and universities, UM was among those which master public social media methods accessible to prospective students. Internal college tools, including social media used by student organizations, were not taken into account when rankings were computed.

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NEWS BRIEFS DINING TOWN HALL MEETING The Dining Task Force will be sharing the results of the recent dining hall survey in a town hall meeting on Monday at 7:45 p.m. in Mahoney Classroom 204. Mahoney, Pearson and Eaton residents are invited to attend.

MEDITATION REGISTRATION The deadline to register for

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the meditation class taught by Lunthita Duthley is Thursday. The class will take place on Friday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and will feature the teachings of Sri Chinmoy. The class is free and open to all. To RSVP, please call 305-284LIFE (305-284-5433).

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gram will be hosting a questionand-answer session on Monday at 6 p.m. in the McKnight Building Room 102. To RSVP, email maiaprogram@ miami.edu or call 305-284-8783.

SUMMER FINANCIAL AID To be eligible for loans for the summer session, undergraduate students must be enrolled during Summer I and/or Summer II for at

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least six credits. A graduate student must be enrolled for at least two credits. To apply for loans, students must submit a 20102011 FAFSA, complete a federal direct master promissory note and complete entrance counseling. After completing these steps, submit an online request form at miami.edu/ofas. For assistance, please contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 305-284-5212. Alysha Khan may be contacted at akhan@themiamihurricane.com.

Check out what’s exclusively available at TheMiamiHurricane. com.

”Scream” is back. Read Lauren Cohen’s review about the fourth slasher film. The baseball team traveled to Maryland this weekend. See how they matched up to the Terrapins in Adam Berger’s recap. Angered by the actions against S.T.A.N.D.? Read Erin Pelletier’s column about ending the censorship and Trishul Siddharthan’s letter to the editor on the issue. Shutting down Sbarro is affecting more than our pizza cravings. An employee expresses her concerns in a letter to the editor. Subscribe for the e-mail edition of the newspaper at themiamihurricane. com/subscribe. TWITTER ACCOUNTS @MiamiHurricane @Dear_V @TMH_Photo @TMH_Sports FACEBOOK PAGE facebook.com/ themiamihurricane


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Few options remain after oil runs out Alternative energy sources still in question BY JONATHAN LEBOWITZ CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

overall evaluation of the drill. CERT President Elsie Black was proud of the success and the great strides the organization has made since its establishment. ““Without CERT, my college career would have been completely different. It’’s a passion and CERT has really become like a family,”” Black said. CERT is even taking its leadership to other local universities to help establish student emergency response groups throughout Florida. ““A large part of CERT’’s success and growth comes from the group’’s ability to keep members engaged and involved,”” Burnotes said. Sophomore Sheikh Ali, a member of CERT, said in his third DRE he saw dramatic improvement in the quickness of the response teams. ““Everybody knew exactly what do to,”” Ali said.

This summer, oil prices are expected to jump to record-breaking prices. The cost of filling a car’’s gas tank has passed $4 a gallon, while people who rely on petroleum for air conditioning and electricity will likely find a substantial increase in their utility bills. Global oil prices, which are largely based on speculation, have been the subject of debate in recent years as untapped petroleum reserves continue to be exploited. ““Oil supplies are pretty tight these days and small disruptions, like the situation in Libya, can have direct consequences on oil prices,”” said David Kelly, an associate professor of economics. Many experts in the field predict that the demand for oil will likely exceed the supply within the next decade, bringing many to question the viability of alternative energy sources such as solar, wind and nuclear power and biofuels. And as climate change research advances, many scientists are looking to these renewable energy sources to help curb worldwide carbon emissions in an attempt to slow down the depletion of the ozone layer, the earth’’s protective shield from the sun’’s ultraviolet radiation. Kelly, who conducts research in environmental economics and policy, does not see an immediate market for alternative energy. ““Renewable energy sources are currently very expensive to harness because the infrastructure is so costly to build and maintain,”” he said. ““And as far as biofuels are concerned, it is very difficult to utilize them because they drive up the prices of agricultural commodities like corn and sugar, which are utilized for food.”” While renewable energy sources seem like good alternatives to petroleum, the reality is that oil is the only resource currently available that is capable of sustaining our way of life. The day will eventually come when oil is no longer the dominant source of energy on the planet, but until the supply runs out, it looks like most people will pay almost anything to obtain it.

Kristen Spillane may be contacted at kspillane@themiamihurricane.com.

Jonathan Lebowitz may be contacted at jlebowitz@themiamihurricane.com.

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DISASTER STRIKES: Volunteers lie on stretchers at Saturday’s disaster readiness exercise outside of Stanford. They were each assigned a condition for members of the Canes Emergency Response Team to diagnose and treat.

CERT responds to simulation Team practices disaster readiness BY KRISTEN SPILLANE CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

In the middle of a sunny Saturday afternoon, disaster struck. A gas leak caused an explosion and alarms sounded as victims poured out of Stanford Residential College. Thankfully, it was only a drill. The University of Miami’’s Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT) held its annual spring semester disaster readiness exercise on Saturday. This large-scale event held each spring is the culmination of the team’’s weekly meetings, drills and training sessions. ““The disaster readiness exercise was a good opportunity for young CERT members to gain experience and build upon what they practice in training,”” said Scott Burnotes, UM’’s director of emergency management.

Founded in 2006, UM CERT is a student-run team trained as a first response unit in disaster situations. While originally designed as a citizen’’s emergency response team based in communities, the UM CERT was one of the first college-based organizations entirely led by students. The group works closely with the University of Miami campus police as well as the Coral Gables fire and police departments and has become one of the premier college-based teams. To keep the disaster readiness exercise (DRE) as realistic as possible, information was not released to CERT members until the scene was unfolding at around 5 p.m. Volunteers played the parts of the victims. Each victim was given a specific wound or case which CERT members had to diagnose, assess and treat correctly. Following the exercise, the group met for debriefing. Both UMPD and Coral Gables Fire Rescue offered praise, constructive criticism and an

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Financial aid disproportionate as tuition grows Scholarships sometimes come up short

University of Miami tuition and financial aid from 2000-2011

BY JOSEPH CERVONE CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

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Sophomore Andrew Bowker remembers when he received his financial aid package along with his admission to UM two years ago. ““When I first saw it, I immediately thought this was the school that I was going to because they had made it the most affordable,”” Bowker said. ““I felt with the financial aid, and because I am a Foote Fellow, that they really wanted my academic contributions.”” For many students, the cost of tuition and financial aid are becoming bigger determinants for where they attend college. Many students like Bowker are finding generous financial aid packages too enticing to pass up. The recession forced many families and individuals to reevaluate their spending. Tuition for top universities throughout the United States is one expense that has continued to rise during trying times, but it is a cost that most families find important.

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$0 $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $40,000 Rising tuition at UM Tuition Recently propelled to the top 50 of U.S. SOURCE: University of Miami, miami.edu GRAPHIC BY DEMI RAFULS News and World Report’’s college and university rankings, UM is becoming one of the eral forms: merit-based aid and need-based aid out across the board to applicants,”” to 75.6 percent and in 2010 it was back up to nation’’s elite universities. aid. The Office of Admissions determines a said Kevin McCray, an associate director 81.6 percent. Currently at No. 47, UM has climbed prospective student’’s merit-based aid during at UM’’s Office of Financial Assistance SerBeyond admission, it is clear that finanmore than 20 spots from its No. 67 ranking the acceptance process. vices. ““Some applicants get more or less de- cial aid and the amount that is offered can in 2000. significantly impact an individual’’s ability to ““There’’s no additional application, so pending on their need-based eligibility.”” In the last decade, just as UM’’s pres- when you apply once for admission, you’’re attend an expensive university. tige has risen, so has its tuition. Each year also applying for academic, or merit-based ““I think financial aid is a pretty strong The bigger picture the cost of attendance has scholarships,”” admission ofWhile UM’’s tuition may seem steep, factor for not only the University of Mibecome pricier for the incomficer Brandon Gross said. the institution attempts to cover students’’ ami, but for most schools,”” Gross said. ““As ing class. The average finanthe cost of tuition continues to rise, a lot of For the upcoming fall needs as much as possible. cial aid package provided to students have to wait until they receive a 2011 semester, prospective This past year, 5,433 unundergraduates at UM has merit-based scholarship or freshmen are eligible for dergraduates applied for needsimultaneously increased, In the last decade, any need-based aid before merit-based aid ranging from based financial aid and 4,432, helping to somewhat allevijust as the University they’’re able to make their fia Collegiate Scholarship of approximately 81 percent of ate the burdens of tuition. In 2000, 85.9 $8,000 annually to a Singer the pool, received some type of Miami’s prestige nal decisions.”” According to the UniThe trend of rising tuScholarship that covers a stu- of aid. percent of those has risen, so has its versity of Miami, the 2000ition has not shown signs dent’’s full tuition each year. ““We are what is called tuition. Each year the who applied for 2001 academic school year Prospective scholarship re- a ‘‘blind institution,’’”” Gross need-based aid cost of attendance of slowing down, so the cost of tuition was $20,960, question remains: Are unicipients are considered based said. ““Whether a student received some form has become pricier while the average financial versities doing enough to on their SAT/ACT scores, checks ‘‘yes’’ they’’ll be applyof aid. In 2005, that for the incoming provide financial aid to their aid package provided to unGPA and ranking within ing for need-based aid or ‘‘no’’ figure decreased to class than the one students? dergraduates was $21,049. A their high school class. on the Common Application, 75.6 percent and in decade later, tuition for the that preceded them. ““Providing financial The second form of fi- it will not factor into whether 2010-2011 academic school 2010 it was back up aid is critical because our nancial aid, need-based aid, they are admitted into the year has risen to $37,836 to 81.6 percent. university is too expensive,”” is through the Free Applica- university. So we encourage but the average financial aid said UM President Donna tion for Federal Student Aid all students to check that they package has increased to just E. Shalala. ““We need to (FASFA), which is regulated would be applying for need$32,310. To put the numbers in perspective, by the Office of Financial Assistance Servic- based-aid.”” raise a lot more so we can tuition has risen 80.5 percent and the aver- es. Separate from applying for admission, the cover all our students’’ needs. The number of students age financial aid package has risen only 53.5 needs of FAFSA applicants are determined receiving need-based aid has Students take out too many percent. loans already.”” by the following formula: cost of attendance barely wavered in the last decade, despite risminus estimated family contributions equals ing costs. In 2000, 85.9 percent of those who Merit-based vs. need-based financial need-based aid. applied for need-based aid received some Joseph Cervone may be contacted at jcervone@ Financial aid at UM comes in two gen““We try to give as much need-based form of aid. In 2005, that figure decreased themiamihurricane.com.

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Fun at the fair

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WHIRLWIND: Students enjoy a ride on the green during the Canes Carnival last Friday. The carnival featured rides, games, food and a DJ and extended to the Rock. The event was sponsored by Hurricane Productions and Canes Night Live. Games booths were organized by Random Acts of Kindness, One in a Million and HP. The carnival was free and offered traditional carnival fare like frozen lemonade, funnel cakes, kabobs and cotton candy. There was also a large inflatable slide, a bungee-jumping ride and carnival games to win Hurricane Productions T-shirts and sunglasses.

Soccer tournament raises money for Japan COISO holds second annual World Cup BY ESTHER PANG CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Spirited shouting echoed throughout the intramural fields on Saturday as teams tested their soccer skills against each other during the second annual World Cup hosted by the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO). As part of COISO’’s mission to defend the interest of international students, the organization found that an effective way of sharing culture was through sports. With eight competing teams instead of last year’’s 11, participation may have decreased, but the atmosphere was just as intense. Players dribbled and tackled their way around the field and scored goals in the name of the regions they represented. ““Soccer is something that connects the world,”” said senior Kristi Persad, president of COISO. ““We invite competing teams to represent their favorite region. We have teams representing China, Argentina, the Middle East. It brings them a lot of national pride.””

The COISO World Cup furthered the organization’’s fundraising efforts for disaster relief for children in Japan, who are still feeling the effects of the recent earthquake and tsunami. Each tournament participant paid a $10 entry fee to compete and all the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF’’s disaster relief fund. ““I think it’’s great,”” senior Kevin Waissmann said. ““Last year we did the same thing for Haiti after the earthquake. It’’s great to help people in need.”” World Cup players enjoyed the friendly competition the tournament promoted and many of last year’’s teams competed again. Sophomore Marc Fruitema said that the lack of soccer tournaments at the University of Miami motivates eager students to sign up for the tournament. ““Most of the people here play on the IM fields during the week so when you hear about a tournament like this, everyone just tries to get together a team amongst their friends,”” Fruitema said. The winning team of the second annual World Cup was the Middle East. Esther Pang may be contacted at epang@ themiamihurricane.com.

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How many hours a week do you spend studying?

SHRAVAN CHINTALAPANI SOPHOMORE “Depends on if it’s a test week or not.”

ANGIE GIACOMAZZA FRESHMAN “About two to three hours a day.”

Linda Belgrave, Associate professor of sociology

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The lengths we go to for an education College means partying until 3 a.m. and then waking up for an 8 a.m. test. Add that to the total freedom from parents and college can be ““the best four years of your life.”” Unfortunately, the amount it costs to obtain such an experience leaves thousands of students in overwhelming debt. According to collegeboard.com, the average cost for a private college in 2010 rose 4.3 percent to nearly $37,000 including room and board. At several private schools, including UM, the tuition is almost $40,000 per year, not including housing. And of course, that’’s not the end of the expenses. You still have to live somewhere, eat, buy books and supplies, pay for cabs and going out and more. With increasing tuition fees and dwindling financial aid, many students are searching for ways to save and pay for college while others are looking for ways to get free textbooks and free tuition. Just how desperate are parents and students becoming? Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that an unknown parent in Boston posted an ad on Craigslist trying to sell his body parts for anything legal or medically experimental to pay for his child’’s $200,000 in student loans. Instead of working typical student jobs such as work studies on campus or at a local restaurant,

students are discovering odd ways to earn fast cash to pay for school. Some students are launching their own businesses, others have gone as far as selling their sperm or eggs on the Internet. With all this in mind, it is unfortunate that many students get accepted into prestigious, high-ranking schools and cannot afford to attend them. It is even worse that due to high tuition costs, several students have convinced themselves that there is no way for them to fulfill their career dreams. How will they know if they can’’t even pay for a post-secondary education? Obviously, we don’’t recommend doing something radical like becoming a phone sex operator (yes, that happens), but instead, make the extra effort to look at all the available opportunities readily accessible and don’’t allow the cost of college to halt your goals for the future. Applying for scholarships isn’’t the only option. Perhaps consider non-traditional routes such as serving the community with AmeriCorps and then being rewarded with a scholarship. Take the initiative to fund your education. It won’’t be easy, but you will benefit in the long run. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

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Administrative hassling of students for their civic participation sends a chill through not only S.T.A.N.D., but the entire campus.

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For the past few years, the leaders and residents of Overtown have been asking University of Miami President Donna Shalala to sign a Community Benefits Agreement in return for the millions of dollars of support the UM Life Science and Technology Park is receiving from their low-income community. S.T.A.N.D. (Students Toward A New Democracy), a University of Miami student organization, has supported the Overtown community in this struggle on campus and off. Currently, both S.T.A.N.D., as an organization, and individual student members are being targeted, censored and hassled by the university administration. A small group of administrators are threatening to shut down the organization, claiming that the groups’’ use of harmless, non-permanent children’’s sidewalk chalk was an act of vandalism. Individual students have been called in for ““on demand”” meetings with deans; one had his course registration held up. I have seen chalk

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messages on campus from many student organizations and I have never heard of them receiving the same level of disciplinary action, suggesting that different standards are being applied for this group. Administrative hassling of students for their civic participation sends a chill through not only S.T.A.N.D., but the entire campus. As a professor on the University of Miami campus, I am appalled by such actions carried out in the name of our university. These proceedings fly in the face of our responsibilities as a respected educational institution and an important member of the South Florida community. Universities thrive only when they encourage the free exchange of ideas. The University of Miami should support freedom of speech on campus and encourage student engagement in the larger community, even when the message and civic involvement are critical of university actions or policies. Submitted by Linda Belgrave, associate professor in the Department of Sociology.

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Feeling like a screen queen?

Check out the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at the Colony Theatre running from Thursday to May 1. Visit mglfff.com for more information.

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MAKING AN EXIT: Greg Pitts, known as “the black Jackson Pollock,” exits Sweat Records on Saturday after purchasing Record Store Day releases.

Record store celebrates BY ALEXANDRA LEON ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR

ALEX BROADWELL // The Miami Hurricane

CHANGING ROLES: The State Of performs outside Sweat Records on Record Store Day 2011.

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By 9:50 a.m. on Saturday, a line of dedicated audiophiles had already formed outside Sweat Records. At 10 a.m., the crowd rushed in for the record store’’s second annual Sweatstock, an all-day festival commemorating Sweat’’s sixth anniversary and International Record Store Day. ““It’’s great that people still have this kind of passion for music,”” Sweat owner Lauren ““Lolo”” Reskin said. ““This year has been way bigger than last year.”” Record Store Day began in 2007 as an international celebration of the hundreds of independently owned record stores in the United States and overseas. On the third Saturday of every April, stores come together with musicians to provide communities with special vinyl and CD releases, promotional products and live performances. This year’’s 250 special releases

included a Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy Soundtrack picture disc, a Flaming Lips five-album box set and the Nirvana, Hormoaning EP. In addition to specials on albums, Sweatstock showcased an array of local talent. DJs including DJ Hottpants and Mike Deuce performed inside the store, while local musicians such as Panic Bomber and Lil Daggers took the stage in the lot outside. Bands like Furious Dudes and Guy Harvey took the stage at Churchill’’s Pub next door and the Roofless Rex patio stage opened up for bands like Hahahelp! and Rat Bastard. ““I really enjoyed the mix of South Florida bands,”” said Michael Spears, a third-year graduate film student. ““It’’s important to have venues that do a lot for the community over the year and this is a celebration of that. The location is good too because it’’s real, and more representative of Miami than Coral Gables or South Miami.”” The day also included comedy April 18 - April 20, 2011

from Casa de Ha-Ha and poetry readings by Matt Gajewski, a UM alumnus who produces the WVUM show ““Pure Imagination.”” As a part of its month-long poetry festival, ““O, Miami”” dropped literary bombs from a helicopter in the form of poems printed on biodegradable paper. Miami artists Friends With You provided guests with free Malfi dolls, while Gastropod, the Purple People Eatery and Raaga Cart were there selling food. According to Reskin, this showcase of local art is the most obvious way to celebrate Record Store Day. ““The role of the record store is changing,”” Reskin said. ““They can be community centers or event spaces. It’’s more important than ever not to just sell merchandise, but to make it a community thing.”” Alexandra Leon may be contacted at aleon@ themiamihurricane.com. THE MIAMI HURRICANE

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‘Pal Joey’ not all that BY MARGAUX HERRERA STAFF WRITER

Go see ““Pal Joey”” at the Ring Theatre this week if you’’re looking for some good music and a few laughs. Just don’’t expect much more. The theater’’s final production of the season seemed to fall short of some of the superb performances put on over the past two semesters. The cast seemed to lack the chemistry that it takes to make a great show. Relationships appeared forced and the audience is made to jump too quickly toward the end, being given next to no explanation as to why both of Joey’’s romantic interests have turned on him. Even lead Joey Barreiro’’s charming smile and voice did not compensate for the cheesy manner in which so much of his dialogue was delivered. ““Pal Joey”” does have its merits. The musical performances were superb, both by the actors and the accompanying band whose live music helped to keep the audience engaged. And seeing Associate Dean Rita Deutsch dressed as a 1940s, high-society woman may well have been the highlight of my week. In the end, the real hit of the show was Sammy Courtright’’s portrayal of Vera Simpson, an upperclass, neglected, adulterous wife. She had excellent stage presence, but it was her renditions of ““Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered”” and ““What is a Man,”” blew me away. After each of her songs, it was difficult not to sneak a peek at the playbill to see when the next one would be. The show has its ups and downs and I ended up feeling indifferent, although it may be worth watching so that you can decide for yourself. Maybe I’’m still just trying to stop laughing at February’’s ““Lysistrata.”” Margaux Herrera may be contacted at mherrera@themiamihurricane.com. 8

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BARING IT ALL: Timothy Tierney, 17, interacts with the bystanders as he walks through the Pride Parade on Saturday in Miami Beach. Tierney is a supporter of the LGBT community and had the word “ally” written across his body.

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and their allies to basically celebrate the LGBT community,”” It shut down Ocean Drive Rivera said. ““It’’s not just about having fun. There are a lot of other from Fifth Street to 15th. The University of Miami was things going on, [such as] opporwell-represented in the festivities. tunities for education regarding Many SpectrUM members at- HIV/AIDS awareness and polititended, as well as members of cal activism.”” Rivera noted that besides Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men. marching in the parade, DLP was They marched in conjunction with able to assist Save Dade, the local the FIU chapter, their allies and campaign for marriage equality, Pridelines Youth Services, a com- with its canvassing activities. Sophomore Lina Mesa also munity center for local LGBT attended for the first time, though youth. she spent the According day working to senior Alec Check out a photo at a concession Rivera, DLP’’s stand. slideshow by the vice-president, ““I had a 10 fraternity The Miami Hurricane fantastic time. brothers parphoto staff online at The people ticipated in the themiamihurricane. were incredparade, along com. ibly nice and with friends, I loved the girlfriends and their supporters. While this was his atmosphere. Next time, I’’m defifirst Pride event in Miami, he is a nitely going for myself instead of veteran of other cities’’ celebrations. working,”” she said. It is true that Pride isn’’t just ““[Pride] is a really exciting event. It’’s great to be able to get about fantastic costumes and pop together with other LGBT people anthems. Out of the 60 entries

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in the parade, there were numerous ““legacy couples”” represented, which are partners who have been committed to each other for over 20 years. While Pride might be a bit shocking to some tourists’’ sensibilities, one of the best aspects of Pride is that it shows that gays and lesbians are no different from their straight counterparts. With

the recent controversies over gay marriage and Don’’t Ask Don’’t Tell, it’’s more important than ever that the LGBT community bands together to announce that they’’re here, they’’re queer, and everyone deserves to be happy in their true identities. Sarah B. Pilchick may be contacted at sbpilchick@themiamihurricane.com.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF: Nezar Christiansen, 16, led the chants for Pridelines’ float during the third annual Pride Parade.


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top-10 finishes by the track and field team in the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on Saturday

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Miller, Spence provide highlights in spring game Harris, Morris fight for starting job BY DAVID FURONES STAFF WRITER

The University of Miami football players had their final opportunity to compete and impress in the 2011 spring game on a cloudy and humid Saturday afternoon at Lockhart Stadium. The green team defeated the orange team 30-17 in the intrasquad scrimmage, but the final score was not what the Miami faithful took away from the game. For fans, it was a chance to get a lasting impression to carry into the fall after an offseason that completely remodeled the coaching staff following the Canes’’ forgettable 2010 season. Several position battles, highlighted by the duel for the starting quarterback position between junior Jacory Harris and freshman Stephen Morris, were highly contested Saturday. ““I’’m just going to keep working,”” Harris said. ““It’’s like anything else in life. You have to compete for everything.”” Morris, who started in four games last season, is embracing the competition as well. ““It makes you go hard, makes you work hard in the weight room,”” he said. ““Competition only brings good.”” Offensively, Miami was most effective in the running game. Sophomore Lamar Miller utilized his 10 carries to total 166 yards and three touchdowns. In the passing game, Jedd Fisch drew up plenty of check-down passes to get his quarterbacks comfortable, and he mixed in the occasional deep ball. The two quarterbacks, who were without wide receivers LaRon Byrd, Aldarius Johnson and Travis Benjamin, threw for decent completion percentages

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SAME OLD STORY: Al Golden (far right) looks on as senior quarterback Jacory Harris leads the orange team in the 2011 spring game at Lockhart Stadium. Harris threw for 149 yards but had no touchdowns in a loss to the green team Saturday afternoon. but turned the ball over on several plays that were reminiscent of last season’’s struggles. Harris was 18 of 30 for 149 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions, while Morris completed 14 of his 22 passes, threw a touchdown pass to Kendal Thompkins and also tossed two picks. ““I thought the quarterbacks struggled,”” said Brad Kenin, a first-year graduate student and Hurricane fan. ““They didn’’t display good pocket presence.”” Head coach Al Golden attributed the turnovers more to the solid defense than to mistakes by

the quarterbacks, with whom the defenders could not make contact. He did not name a starter for the fall. ““That’’s too far in advance. I just want to see them compete,”” Golden said. ““We’’ll let them compete for the next 140 days and see who’’s going to start.”” The team’’s defensive ends were strong, with Sean Spence and Ray Ray Armstrong highlighting the day’’s action behind them. Spence returned an interception for a touchdown that resulted in a bench-clearing celebration at the goal post that he deemed similar to the notorious

celebration in the Florida-Georgia game in 2007. Questions still remain on what the Canes will do at cornerback after losing seniors Demarcus Van Dyke and Ryan Hill and junior Brandon Harris, who decided to forgo his senior year to enter the NFL draft. ““You can’’t replace those guys,”” Spence said. ““But I think guys are doing a great job of stepping up, taking ownership and playing their role.”” More than 100 football alumni filed onto the sidelines to watch their alma mater’’s scrimmage. ““It’’s a special group,”” GoldApril 18 - April 20, 2011

en said. ““That’’s a family.”” Thirty-three members of the 2001 Hurricane team, who brought Miami its fifth national championship in football, were honored at halftime. ““It kind of makes me feel old,”” said former Cane great and All-Pro Minnesota Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie. For fans looking forward, the Canes’’ next game is their regular season debut at Maryland, a Labor Day showdown that will air on ESPN Sept. 5. David Furones may be contacted at dfurones@themiamihurricane.com.

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Women’s tennis falls to No. 3 Duke

National champions motivate today’s Canes Alumni honored at spring game BY AUSTEN GREGERSON SENIOR SPORTS WRITER

As this year’’s Hurricanes played their final scrimmage of the spring on Saturday, thoughts of a new season, coach and set of expectations took a backseat to the Canes’’ past success. Members of the 2001 national championship team stood at midfield during halftime to be acknowledged for the 10th anniversary of what some consider to be the greatest Hurricane team of all time. But they were not they only alumni presentnot by a long shot. Michael Irvin, Bryant McKinnie, Bennie Blades, Ken Dorsey, Andre Johnson and Jon Beason were just six of the more than 100 former players in attendance for the game. The sidelines were littered with impressively ringed fingers, multimillion dollar contracts and even the occasional Hall of Famer. And these men who once ruled the college football landscape together found themselves conversing across generations and cultures, sharing their war stories and family updates with people they may not have seen in decades. ““There’’s nothing like it, man,”” Beason said. ““When they honored the 2001 team back when I played, I just wanted to be a part of that.”” But for some, it was also an opportunity to watch the current players develop into the positions the alumni once filled. Beason, the former Canes linebacker drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2007, watched as Sean Spence recorded nine tack-

les and returned an interception for a touchdown. Dorsey, quarterback of the 2001 national championship team, was able to observe both Stephen Morris and Jacory Harris compete. ““It does motivate us because we had a meeting with all the great quarterbacks last night and they just told us their experiences here, the championships,”” Harris said. ““We just took in all those things and tried to learn from them.”” If the alumni representing all five national championship teams put any additional pressure on the current Canes, head coach Al Golden didn’’t take notice. ““I think they have a lot of respect for those guys, and they did what we’’re trying to do,”” Golden said. ““I don’’t think they were playing any harder, they’’ve been playing hard already.”” Blades, a member of the 1987 championship team and former firstround draft pick, was impressed by the size of players like JoJo Nicolas and Ray Ray Armstrong, but he was most concerned with the intangible factors. ““We all have one thing that we want to see from these new guys: heart,”” Blades said. ““That’’s the one thing that you can’’t coach. These new guys are bigger, stronger and faster, but the heart needs to be there too.”” Canes, no matter the generation, are linked by the orange and green. Or in the words of Beason: ““It’’s a fraternity like no other.”” Austen Gregerson may be contacted at agregerson@themiamihurricane.com.

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BLUE DEVILS PREVAIL: Junior Anna Bartenstein (front) hits a volley as senior Bianca Eichkorn readies her stance. The duo won their doubles match Friday evening, 8-3, but the Hurricanes lost the doubles point, ultimately falling to the No.3-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 5-2. The Canes will head to Cary, N.C., this weekend to compete in the ACC Tournament. Times and seedings for the matches have yet to be determined.

SPORTS BRIEFS TRACK AND FIELD UM hosted its final home meet of the 2011 season on Saturday at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational. Despite a two-hour rain delay in the afternoon, the Hurricanes earned 28 top-10 finishes. In her final home meet as a Hurricane, Ti’erra Brown finished first in the women’s 100m hurdles. Devon Hill finished second in both the men’s 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles. Former

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Cane and National Champion Lauryn Williams won the 200m dash. Miami will next travel to Durham, N.C., for the ACC Championships which will take place Thursday through Saturday.

MEN’S TENNIS The Hurricanes traveled to Durham, N.C., to take on the Duke Blue Devils in the regular season finale on Sunday afternoon. The Canes won two out of three doubles matches to secure the

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doubles point, but were unable to do much else as the Blue Devils won five out of the six singles matches to take the overall win, 5-2. Miami will now prepare for the ACC Tournament set to kick off on Thursday. Information compiled from hurricanesports.com. Darci Miller may be contacted at dmiller@ themiamihurricane.com.


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Dear V: I’ve got more than spirit on these fingers... Dear Mr. Fingers,

Dear V, A couple weeks ago I had I guess what you call an ““encounter”” with a stripper. To be more specific, my buddies had a stripper over at their apartment and we all got pretty into it, especially with all the booze. I went to put a dollar in the lovely lady’’s g-string and fingers went places they probably weren’’t supposed to go. Before I could even realize what actually happened (I was pretty intoxicated), the stripper started getting really into it and went nuts. It’’s whatever I suppose; I washed my hands about ten times and moved on. The only thing is now my friends will not let it go; no matter what. They always bring it up to people even when they don’’t even know the person. It’’s cool to shoot the shit with my boys but I don’’t want outsiders to hear this story and get the wrong impression of me. What can I do to get them to filter themselves around other people? Sincerely,

Sorry to be a bitch, but please let me take this time to find the humor in your situation. (Haha...) I’’ve had some interesting encounters with both male and female strippers, and I definitely have some good stories from a variety of good nights but I think your story is pretty high up there on the list of hilariousness. I can’’t offer too much advice as to getting your friends to stop bringing it up. It’’s too good for a bunch of guys to not talk about it on the regular. Look at it this way, one of the main reasons for their incessant teasing is because you got in a stripper’’s pants and they didn’’t. Think about it, guys love to tell stories about the multitude of girls they get down with. Not many can gloat about diddling a stripper, in public, where she initiated the desire and then proceeded to get off in front of everyone. Not to blow up your head but you’’re the closest thing that your friends have to a real-life hero at this point in time. So let them make you their king. As far as talking about your epic night in front of others, especially girls, it’’s perfectly understandable why you are more than ready to abdicate your throne.

If you have tried to talk to them about keeping your indiscretions discreet, then it’’s you turn to play dirty for a little bit. I’’m not fostering you telling random strangers their darkest secrets but next time your finger activities are mentioned, bring up how Johnny loves to masturbate to Celine Dion music. Homies will shut it pretty quickly. Good luck with your future endeavors. Stay away from intimate situations with strippers, best personal advice I can give you. With love, V Have a question for V? Hit up DearV@themiamihurricane.com or follow on Twitter at @Dear_V.

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