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MONICA HERNDON // PHOTO EDITOR TAKING NOTES: (Left) Colin Lewis, 9, practices drawing music notes on the whiteboard during lessons with Akina Yura on Monday evening at the Frost School of Music.

Program preps rising musicians Frost School offers well-rounded musical training to talented youth BY DAVID GARCIA CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

The Frost School of Music continues to expand its reach into the South Florida community with its Preparatory Program – a comprehensive, pre-college music instruction for students 6 to 18 years old.

The 30-week program gives students a well-rounded musical experience by supplying them with knowledge and tools they can use throughout their lifetime as instrumentalists. “There are a lot of people with holes in their music education,” said Oona Gonzalez, senior program coordinator for Frost’s Preparatory Programs. “The hallmark of this one is that it’s so complete … Every angle is hit on, and we really want to create a well-rounded person who is knowledgeable about music history and composers.”


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Gables Bike Day raises awareness for biker safety Third-annual event to pass through campus BY LAYLA HAIDRANI CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

For the first time in its three-year history, Gables Bike Day organizers are creating a bike route connecting the University of Miami campus to Miracle Mile as a way to further encourage participation among UM students and faculty. The annual Gables Bike Day held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 is an event presented by the downtown Coral Gables and the Miracle Mile business improvement districts to promote cycling and educate the commu-

nity about traffic laws as well as encourage bicycle commuting. Robert Ruano, founding chair of Bike Walk Coral Gables, envisions the entire Gables area with protected bike lanes and striped routes, where students and residents can feel safe to ride. “That’s our ultimate goal and why we work so hard to provide a community event that everyone can enjoy and meet people that want the same for our city,” he said. The student organization UBike is preparing a group of students to travel together and is hosting a UBike Bike Sale and Safety Expo on Oct. 14 and 15 at the Rock. The department of parking and transportation will also work with UBike to set up the event. At the expo, All 4 Cycling will be selling bicycles, and Bike Safe will give presen-

tations about bicycle safety. The Dolphin Cycling Challenge will also be promoting its event, a charity fundraiser that supports cancer research. “The event is an opportunity for the university community to be exposed to all things bicycling in South Florida,” said Ricardo Herran, who works for UM campus planning and development. Last year, more than 4,000 people participated in Gables Bike Day. The bike path will feature scenic guided tours that pass architectural sites and gardens throughout Gables. Bike Day will be sponsored by Bill Bone Pro-Am and will offer food vendors, children’s play areas such as face painting and clowns, hourly bike tours and nonprofit and educational booths about biking.

Local musicians and bands, like Oriente and Nil Lara, will perform at the event as well.

IF YOU GO WHAT: Gables Bike Day WHEN: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 WHERE: Miracle Mile and Coral Gables areas For more information, visit Miracle Mile will be closed to traffic, but shops and restaurants will remain open for business. There will be free bike valet stations set up at two locations along the event route.


Students, faculty start week with walk around Lake Osceola Mindfulness in Law Program allows for balance, relaxation BY LAINEY MEIRI CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Some University of Miami School of Law students and faculty members have found a way to stay focused and centered before they begin their busy week. On Monday mornings, they take the Mindful Walk Around the Lake. “First and foremost, I enjoy walking around this beautiful campus and taking stock of the world to give us more perspective,” said Janet Stearns, dean of students at the law school and the leader of the weekly event. “If we can continue to introduce more balance and perspective into the law school experience, we’ll have happier and more successful students who will ultimately be happier and more successful lawyers.” The walk begins at 8 a.m. If it’s just drizzling, Stearns will usually try to walk, but if it’s pouring, then they don’t go. The size of the group varies from week to week, from just a handful of walkers to dozens, she said. “It’s a great way to start off a Monday morning in a relaxed state, especially before a busy week,” said Stephanie Rosendorf, a first-year law student. The walk around Lake Osceola begins at the law school courtyard, then past the music school, toward the freshman towers, and then around the lake and over the bridge leading to the University Center. The last part brings everyone through the heart of campus and back to the law school. The walk takes about 30 minutes to complete. The walk is part of a group of programs at the law school designed to keep students healthy, happy and focused, collectively called the Mindfulness in Law Program. The program includes workshops on balancing one’s life and seminars for law students on exercise, sleep and food. “There’s something to be said for being outdoors, and the ‘ground beneath my feet’ experience,” said Scott Rogers, the pro2



CHARLOTTE CUSHING // STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER WAKE UP WALK: Scott Rogers, the director of the Mindfulness in Law Program, walks with University of Miami School of Law students Jackie Frisch and Stephanie Rosendorf during a meditative walk around Lake Osceola Monday morning.

gram’s director. “It always brings out different things for different people.” Aside from fostering mindfulness, the walk has other benefits. “One of the reasons for the walk is that a little bit of exercise can help with memory retention,” Stearns said. “It’s obviously not all about going to the gym, but I’d like to see more research done on the subject. It’s one of the things we’ve talked about on the walks.”

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The Mindful Walk Around the Lake is in its third year and will continue to be open to all students, including law, graduate and undergraduate.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit for more information on the Mindful Walk around the Lake and the Mindfulness in Law Program.

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Aspiring locals learn musical history, technique at Frost FROST FROM PAGE 1

The program has evolved for more than a decade into a staple for young musicians who aim to better their music education. Megan Walsh, the program’s director, said when she came in 2003 for an assistantship, there were about 30 kids. Now it has grown to 120 students. In its beginnings, the program was called Keyboard for Kids and was only for young pianists. It also served as a piano pedagogy lab for graduate students to get experience. Over the years, the program began accepting more students and expanding its repertoire to other instruments, and eventually was officially named the Preparatory Program. Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants must take a placement exam that tests their knowledge of music theory, perform an audition, and go through an interview process. Those who are admitted attend classes twice a week. A Saturday class includes music history, theory, movement and ear training. During the week, students take a group class or a private lesson. “A lot of people don’t have theory experience with a private teacher out there … but we work with that,” Walsh said. “We just give them more materials.”

Students put on performances every six weeks. Sometimes they go to nursing homes and competitions or organize charity events. “Some [students] organized a veteran concert at the hospital,” 12-year-old piano student Elena Mishkovsky said. Last year, the students organized an event, Cause for Paws, which had them performing a concert downtown on Biscayne Boulevard. They raised about $2,700 for Paws 4 You Rescue. “I really like the program a lot,” said Nadia Mishkovsky, Elena’s mother. “It’s kind of like a family environment where you know the teachers by name. There’s a whole bunch of people with different specialties … I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who’s interested.” Enrollment for the program is now at an all-time high with 120 students. Costs range from $325 to $1,225 depending on the training packages. Piano, strings, guitar, woodwinds, brass and percussion are among the instruments accepted in the program. Recently, the staff has been working on a new addition. “[Voice] is our next phase,” Walsh said. “That’s our last division to this whole thing. We hope to incorporate voice into the program by next year.” The program also provides experience for Frost student teaching assistants as they instruct students in classes. “There have been some students who enrolled in the Frost school com-

MONICA HERNDON// PHOTO EDITOR TEACHING TUNES: Sofia Gonzalez, 8, helps her sister, Gabriela Gonzalez, 6, practice finger placement on a keyboard during a lesson with director Megan Walsh at the Preparatory Program at the Frost School of Music Monday. Sofia is one of 120 children enrolled.

ing from the prep program,” Walsh said. “They loved being on campus from the prep program, so they made the choice … to attend UM.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit or call Megan Walsh, the progam’s director, at 786-853-4041.


Class project turns into mockumentary web series Film students launch Kickstarter fundraiser BY DAVID O’CONNELL CONTRIBUTING NEWS WRITER

Juniors Grant Harris and Joseph Picozzi started with a concept film created for a class in the University of Miami’s School of Communication. They quickly realized that their class project would become a web series about their experiences as film students. “We wanted to do a project that showcased our ability to write television rather than focusing completely on a short film,” Picozzi said. The web series “Rough Cut” is a mockumentary that follows a group of film stu-

dents as they work together to create a short film. The film crew launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to garner support and interest. The film crew reached its $3,000 goal and has fundraised $3,155 with 45 supporters as of Wednesday afternoon. Supporters can pledge until Sunday. The six-part web series follows in the fashion of Netflix original programming. The crew will release all the segments at once instead of releasing the episodes on different dates. “Rough Cut” delves behind the scenes of collegiate film production from the viewpoint of UM film students. “We really wanted to create something through collaboration with our peers,” Harris said.

Picozzi found that a film about college students would make it more realistic. “We thought it’d be a good idea to set it in film school, considering that we know it, live it, and could capture the authenticity,” he said. Harris and Picozzi expect to shoot the film throughout the fall and complete the project this January. Their crew consists of Laura Falcone, the series’ executive producer, and a cast of six actors. The Kickstarter page includes the estimated breakdown for the film’s budget. Forty percent will be allocated for supplies and food for the cast and crew; 18 percent for equipment, and the other 42 percent will go toward permits, insurance, props and the film’s release. Each episode will cost about $500.

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Picozzi and Harris chose to capitalize on a major benefit of college, the opportunity to network and connect with peers. “This is a massive project that would be impossible to do alone,” Harris said. “It’s been great to work with a lot of other really talented people, all with different strengths, and who each bring their own unique ideas to the table. That’s what filmmaking is all about.”

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Senator discusses next step in education reform Politician draws on education background BY ASHLEY MCBRIDE SENIOR NEWS WRITER

Florida Senator Dwight Bullard made an appearance on campus Monday night, speaking to students who are interested in reforming the public school system and improving the education that students are receiving. “We do have a problem [with education], and you all represent not only the folks that can solve it, but the opportunity to move an entire generation forward,” Bullard said in front of 80 students in the Student Government Senate Room of the Student Activities Center. The senator was hosted by the student organization Students For Education Reform (SFER) that aims to educate and raise awareness about the achievement gap that exists between marginalized students and others. “SFER puts tools in the hands of college students to impact change,” said Michael Cetoute, who is the president of the group. “We host discussion series, classroom visits, education-related guest speakers and do advocacy for education-related bills.” Bullard was elected to the Florida House of Representatives and was elected to the state

senate in 2012 representing District 39, which consists of Miami-Dade county among others in South Florida. During his talk, Bullard spoke about his teaching background and how it motivated him to pursue politics. He described the issues surrounding the education debate, solutions that have failed, ways to handle education reform, and what UM students can do to make a difference. “As students, your role is to understand the issue first,” he said. “You can’t be a good advocate if you don’t have a good grasp on what it is you’re advocating for.” Students from various education backgrounds and majors attended the event. Future Educators Association, another student organization focusing on education, co-sponsored Bullard’s visit. FEA hosted a letter-writing campaign during the event where students could sign letters to Congress to voice their concerns about Head Start – a pre-kindergarten program for children from low-income communities – and Bright Futures – a state scholarship fund that has seen cuts in recent years. Michelle Backus, public relations chair for FEA, felt that Bullard’s visit was important for students to hear. “There’s a lot of issues and problems with the current system and just to hear from some-

BECCA MAGRINO // CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER EDUCATING ON EDUCATION: Students for Education Reform and the Future Educators Association co-hosted Senator Dwight Bullard in a forum about education inequality and legislation Monday. He discussed the current debate and the role UM students play.

one who is actively involved in fixing these cracks is encouraging,” she said. The event was inspiring for other students who attended and were not as familiar with the problems with the current state of education.

“I’m interested in hearing a senator speak, and this is an opportunity that I may not get ever again,” freshman Imani Callan said. “I figured I could gain some more knowledge by attending.”


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MEANINGFUL MEMORIES: Juanita Garcia, a survivor of Operation Pedro Pan, speaks about her experience Tuesday in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Garcia said that the doll was the only toy she carried with her as she and 14,000 other youths flew unaccompanied from Cuba to the United States. Operation Pedro Pan, which took place between December 1960 and October 1962, is the largest exodus to ever take place in the Western Hemisphere. The event was hosted by the Multicultural Students Association at the Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room in Richter Library as part of their monthlong celebration.

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Filters isolate Internet users The Internet’s infinite pages of data are known as the World Wide Web for a reason. It’s supposed to serve as our global connection to all of the information we desire – and even the information we don’t. But the Internet has transformed, and technology companies can control the flow of information without us even realizing it. On Facebook, posts from friends who don’t share the type of info that a person typically seeks out, are often filtered out. Google search results also vary based on a preference history stored in one’s Google account settings. The emergence of such algorithmic editing on the Internet reduces connectivity and access to diverse perspectives. The Internet is valuable because it exposes people to new sources of information and points of view. We learn by exchanging ideas and grow by encountering notions with which we don’t necessarily agree. Instead, these “filter bub-

bles” – or unique personal universes of information that we live in – may hinder progress in the long run. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that he believes connectivity to be a human right – and the majority of The Miami Hurricane’s editorial board has expressed its agreement. Then why is it that Facebook uses algorithms to filter news feeds and restrict access to a wider pool of information? That’s not the definition of connectivity. It’s not that these companies have any malicious intent, it’s simply strategic. For one thing, tailored content and a targeted consumer base help boost advertising revenue. For another, companies may think they’re giving us what we want. However, sometimes it’s not a matter of what we want to know, but what we need to know. Websites like Tumblr, Reddit and StumbleUpon reflect Internet users’ emerging desire to discover new tailored content. But this perpetual


re-enforcement is dangerous. It’s hard to cultivate new interests or ideas if we’re only exposed to things we enjoy. If encyclopedia entries were organized according to individual interests rather than alphabetically, nobody before the age of the Internet would’ve learned anything new or unusual. Positive changes emerge out of discoveries that can occur given access to more information. Still, it isn’t realistic to suggest that we abandon tailored content entirely. Filter bubbles and optimized results can be both convenient and entertaining. Personalization should thus be an option for users – modifiable through easy-to-find settings – but not forced upon them. Don’t tell us what’s interesting. It’s a virtual journey to find out for ourselves. No filter needed. Editorials represent the majority view of The Miami Hurricane editorial board.

Prioritize making time to have time


s motivational speaker Michael Altshuler says, “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” We could delve into the concept of time philosophically, Biblically or scientifically, but frankly I am not willing to “make” time for this. Rather, this simple idea should give ALYSSA JACOBSON us perspective about prioritizing and STAFF making time for what is important. COLUMNIST It may seem like paper deadlines are constantly looming. Each week barrels us closer toward midterms, leaving us feeling constrained by a knot that tightens until we’re gasping for air. However, there are 525,600 minutes in a year. Let’s say you live 75 years. Your entire life would consist of 39,945,600 minutes. We rush through our lives day to day, class to class and, ultimately, beginning to end. But humans are the only creatures with a real concept of time. We allow it to control and restrain us. So one thing is certain: You’ve got time. The key is choosing how to utilize it.

“I don’t have time” is a phrase about as popular for college students as finding reasons to be famous is for the Kardashians. But there is a key misnomer in this statement. It is not that you don’t “have” time, instead you will not “make” time. For example, despite the many club positions and schoolwork that demand the majority of my daily hours, I always make time to go to the gym. While students are busy, if they don’t have one hour to devote to an activity like exercise, then it is not something of true importance to them. While this mantra may emerge in college, or even high school, be careful that it does not continue throughout one’s lifetime. If you never “make” time for friends or family, then they decide they may respond in a similar way. Ultimately, it is not really about time. It is about your values and priorities. By not “having” time, you are actually consciously choosing what is important to you. And I really hope that’s not the Kardashians. Alyssa Jacobson is a junior majoring in advertising and political science. Oct. 03 - Oct. 06, 2013


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Co-ed housing lessens stress


t’s no secret that the University of Miami’s housing process can be stressful. Part of the issue is that housing isn’t guaranteed for all four years, but part is also owed to the same-sex roommate rule. The department of AMANDA WOOD housing has a policy that CONTRIBUTING if you’re living on campus, COLUMNIST you have to live with someone of the same gender. This causes certain students to struggle with finding a good roommate, and many decide to move off campus. Last spring, I was placed in the dorms, but all of my potential roommates had been placed in the UV. Looking for some sort of solution, I consulted some male friends about rooming together. If I was cool with living with boys, they didn’t mind. However, to live together we needed an apartment. So I had a choice: Live with a “rando” roomie, or move off campus to be with people I knew and trusted. It was quite the dilemma, thanks to the university’s policy on same-sex roommates. Some people might argue that having co-ed rooms could cause domestic issues between roommates, especially romantic partners. Frankly, there are conflicts every year between same-sex roommates, and some even escalate to physical fights. Additionally, if I were a lesbian, I could live with my girlfriend without problems from housing. If that’s not a question of domestic or romantic issues, then why is it if I live with my boyfriend? According to John Baldessari, director of housing operations and facilities, the motivation for the same-sex roommate rule is logistical. With the current bathroom configurations, Housing is concerned that co-ed rooms would detract from student’s comfort in their own dorms. I understand that some students might be uncomfortable with co-ed rooms. Trust me, I’m not looking to have a guy walk in on me in the shower; I’d just like to live with a man if I choose. If we could opt-in for co-ed housing just like we opt-in for singles or suites, we could cater to both sides of the issue. The UV seems like the perfect place to start, as many of the UV units have private bathrooms. This would effectively neutralize the need for gender-specific housing and would give students more flexibility with roommates. Coincidentally, Baldessari noted that his department is exploring the idea of “gender-neutral” housing. What would “gender-neutral” housing look like? To me, it would mean giving students another opportunity to take responsibility for their lifestyle choices. If we’re old enough to essentially live on our own, then we should be trusted to decide who we want to live with, regardless of sex. Amanda Wood is a junior majoring in ecosystem science and biology.

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GO DUMPSTER DIVING. Afraid of getting dirty? Who are you kidding? You’ve been to frat parties.

STOP USING LAUNDRY DETERGENT. Who needs laundry detergent when there are soap dispensers all over campus? You own Tupperware. Stock up. MAKE YOUR OWN PROTEIN POWDER. Think like your ancient ancestors and rely on the natural world to help you achieve that coveted frat look, rather than GMC. How much protein is in grass? How much protein is in a lizard? What about gravel? You have a blender. Discover what works best, and don’t tell your friends when you find out. SHAVE YOUR HEAD. Shampoo, conditioner and hair products get expensive. Haircuts get expensive, too. So just rid yourself of hair entirely. HELP YOURSELF AT RESTAURANTS. There’s no rule against helping yourself to as many napkins as you need. The same goes for ketchup packets. When you leave the table, shove enough creamers into your purse to fill up a milk glass at home. Pockets are for salt and pepper packets. Bras should be stuffed with aspartame-free sugar. SAVE YOUR BUCKS AT THE BAR. Bring your own pint in a flask, order a Coke and mix yourself a drink. The bartender can use a break. And don’t try to impress anyone by buying them drinks. You’ll be enjoying your considerably cheaper beverage, laughing at everyone who hasn’t yet figured out how to save money like a grown up. Hunter Wright is a sophomore majoring in creative writing.


niversity of Miami is rumored to be “a place only where rich kids from the north go to party,” according to abundant reviews on College Prowler. When my average stroll to class entails witnessing fellow students cruising around in brand new Porsches, BMWs and stateof-the-art sports cars, I’d be lying if I said a little tinge of envy wasn’t surfacing. LAYLA HAIDRANI Students pay about $52,000 a year on CONTRIBUTING merely tuition fees plus room and board COLUMNIST – not inclusive of general living expenses – and there definitely is a lot of daddy’s money floating around. My first experience with high prices at UM came when I had to purchase textbooks. In England, students head to the library, where textbooks are abundant. All the books you need for your courses are there, provided they haven’t been renewed. I don’t know anyone from my home college who genuinely bought books for a course. But in American universities, paying $200 for just one textbook is the norm. If you are taking 15 credits, that makes the total within the range of $1,000. As an exchange student, I find this a little absurd, or to be frank, absolutely ridiculous. With such high tuition fees, more money should be spent on stocking the library adequately. A new building can wait. But it isn’t just university expenses that are surprising. Living expenses are high as well. Miami Beach sells bottled water for more than $3, and South Beach clubbing doesn’t come cheap. Statistics from the Huffington Post rank Miami among the “Top Ten Most Expensive Cities in America.” Thus, it is little wonder that Miami-Dade County ranks 16th among the poorest, large counties, and that Miami itself has the highest poverty rate for a city of its size in the U.S. UM students, however, are attempting to combat poverty with an array of volunteer organizations – S.T.E.P. and Kids and Culture, to name a few. I can’t say I’ve had it too rough, though. If you’re a girl, then you’re definitely in luck. Men here are very willing to pay for girls. I haven’t paid for one drink, one cab ride, a club night or even a pizza slice since being here at UM, and believe me, there have been a few of each. Layla Haidrani is a senior majoring in history.




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It seems like releasing two top-selling albums and touring several countries in just one year wasn’t enough work for Justin Timberlake. The singer now also stars alongside Ben Affleck in the drama thriller “Runner Runner,” which is released Friday. The film centers on Timberlake’s character, Richie Furst, a Princeton student who plays online poker to pay for his tuition. He ends up getting cheated out of his money, so he decides to confront the site’s owner, Ivan Block (Affleck). In a plot twist, Furst becomes Block’s righthand man. The Miami Hurricane, along with other college publications, sat down with Justin Timberlake and Anthony Mackie – who plays an FBI agent in the film – through Google Hangout to discuss their upcoming film. STUDENT MEDIA: Justin, you had to play a college student, and Anthony, you had to play against a college student, but I imagine being in the entertainment busi-

ness, you didn’t have the typical college experience. What’s it like playing a college student without a college experience? JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: For the most part I didn’t know much about online gambling, because I’m not a big online gamer and or gamer in any way, so I actually have a really good friend who used to be an online poker player and an online gamer, so he kind of showed me the ropes around what that is. But yeah, other than college, I guess I can say I drank a lot of beer, a lot of pub crawls. SM: Justin, you play a character that’s in the middle of this whole thing where everyone is against you. What’s it like to get into that character? JT: Here is the funny thing about playing characters that are sort of opposing characters in the movie: I find that regardless of the relationship the characters have in the movie, I think the more fun you have with the actors and the more collaborative the experience is with the actors, and in a way the closer you get with the actors, that it’s easier to play any type of relationship. For instance, with characters

like Anthony and I, he basically terrorizes me the whole movie. But off camera, it was an opportunity for us to immediately jump in and start dissecting the scene and the material, but in the meantime, you know, hang out and have fun. I think the more fun you have together, the more comfortable you feel playing a guy or guys that are on opposite ends of the spectrum. THE MIAMI HURRICANE: Is it more difficult to work on an album or a film? JT: You know, on the surface it may look like a lot of things are different about the process, but I would say that a lot of what I do with music informs a lot of what I’ve done in playing characters and vice versa. There’s a real rhythm to certain scenes and certain types of movies. Timing is everything in life and acting, it’s extremely important. I guess where it’s different, and where I would say making a record is a lot harder, is it would be like being the producer, the director, the screenwriter, the actor. To make a record you have to put all the parts together, because you are basically creating your music from scratch. I’ve never written a script Oct. 03 - Oct. 06, 2013

before, I’ve never directed a movie before. So I can’t imagine how tricky that could get, but I would say that from the outside looking in watching the directors that I’ve worked with, I would say that making an album is kind of like being all those things at the same time. So I guess making a record is in some ways a little more difficult. SM: What about your characters attracted you to the roles? JT: I loved the idea of Richie, this character who’s a good guy. He’s trying to do the right thing, but he’s got himself into a hole. It’s kind of the idea of trying to dig yourself out of a hole, but you just keep digging yourself deeper and deeper into that hole. You know, I identify with a lot of things about him. ANTHONY MACKIE: For me, it was more so I enjoyed the ability to really just push Justin around. My character is such a bully in this movie, and I’m never given the opportunity to grow out my facial hair and look crazy and sweaty, and smack up white dudes. So when I’m given that opportunity, I go for that 100 percent.




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Pre-med student balances academics, passions BY MARLEE LISKER STAFF WRITER

The Miami Hurricane’s next University of Miami musician in the spotlight is sophomore Camilo Martinez. Martinez, a pre-med student with a special interest in oncology, balances academics with his passion for writing and recording hip-hop music. Martinez does the majority of the production himself, recording and releasing tracks online. His latest video, “Skyfall,” which he shot with a friend in Wynwood, was recently released on YouTube. GETTING BEHIND THE MIC Though Martinez enjoyed hip-hop at a young age, it wasn’t until 10th grade that he first considered making music. One of his friends had started recording tracks and convinced him to give it a shot. “The first songs were pretty bad,” admits Martinez. But he persisted, purchasing his own equipment and teaming up with an audio engineer he knew. Once the engineer moved away, Martinez began making music on his own. ONE-MAN OPERATION Martinez now records his music from home, using multitrack recording application Mixcraft 5. “I’ve tried to link with engineers here at school, but that’s a very difficult process be-

cause it’s when they want to and if they want to,” Martinez said. He promotes his music on Facebook and YouTube, as well as maintaining a personal website. Recently, Martinez discovered his passion for editing videos and began releasing those as well. “My first video, it took me nine hours to edit,” he said. “It flew by.” BALANCING ACT Martinez hopes to attend medical school at UM once he completes the pre-med track. He is working toward that goal by shadowing and volunteering at cancer centers and hospitals. In addition, he is the physician-shadowing coordinator for the student organization AMSA and participates in Relay for Life. He also runs competitively in local races and 5Ks. As a commuter, Martinez doesn’t waste any time, spending the 45-minute car ride listening to music and brainstorming ideas for future projects. “How I follow both passions is something that I would have never thought I could do here,” said Martinez, who appreciates the chance to pursue both at UM. INSPIRATION AND GOALS In addition to recording music, Martinez continues to be an avid music fan. In particular, he admires Cris Cab, a local reggae and pop artist with a growing audience. “He inspires me to continue and promote my own Cuban influence,” said Martinez, who spoke of his dreams to collaborate with Cab.

MONICA HERNDON// PHOTO EDITOR CHASING DREAMS: Sophomore Camilo Martinez has been making music since he was 15. The pre-med student recently released his video for “Skyfall.” He promotes himself and records his own music from home, using multitrack recording application called Mixcraft 5.

When it comes to hip-hop, he listens to Logic, who recently signed with Def Jam Recordings, and On Cue. Listening to these artists motivates Martinez to begin networking with people in the industry. He aspires to open for artists like Mac Miller. Martinez speaks of Miller’s fame as an inspiration. “Getting to that point where I have a solid support, anything could happen,” he said.


Check out Martinez’s website at Check out watch?v=UsbB24NYb-4 to see his latest video, “Skyfall.”


Mixt’s blend of cultures thrives with clear, natural flavors BY BLAKE WEIL SENIOR EDGE WRITER

When you first hear the concept of Mixt, the new restaurant off Sunset Drive, you can’t help but be dubious. Peruvian and Japanese cuisines, at first glance, do not seem to be obviously compatible. However, both feature raw or at least nontraditionally prepared fish (ceviche and sushi, respectively) and place a strong emphasis on clear, natural flavors. And at Mixt, those flavors steal the show. Mixt’s dining area is quite small. With only five tables and a small sushi bar, the walls’ electric-green hue brings to mind bright citrus flavors. A small bowl of canchita, roasted Peruvian corn, is a buttery treat while you peruse your menu. While the atmosphere is certainly pleasant, it isn’t the main draw, and under scrutiny, slight flaws can appear. The service, on the other hand, was flawless. Professional and friendly, our waitress was attentive without being overbearing and made the meal a haven at the end of a hectic day. 8



To start, my table sampled the house ceviche. The citrus flavors were bright and pleasant, but didn’t overpower the star of the show – the profoundly fresh fish. The onions were drained of any acridity by the marinade, which was good enough that one of my dining companions was compelled to drink it after the course. The presentation should also be noted, as it was bright, colorful and pleasing to the eye, as opposed to drab ceviches I’ve consumed. However, the presentation didn’t work on all points. The cold sweet potato was just peculiar and dull compared to the bright flavors of the rest of the dish. Additional canchita in the ceviche was just redundant, not nearly as pleasant when served cold. Overall, however, the ceviche was superb and a pleasant start to our meal. Up next, we decided to sample the other end of the spectrum – sushi. The sushi presentation was one of the most creative and stunning I’ve seen. Varieties of sauces are swirled in intricate pinwheels, and small cups of leche de tigre to accompany it were affixed Oct. 03 - Oct. 06, 2013

to plates by bright buttons of wasabi. Some of the house sauce blends, while beautiful, were a tad too sweet, and we quickly decided to stick to plain soy sauce. The Green Hornet Maki was stunning, tempura shrimp providing a nice crunch. On the other hand, while the spider Maki was tasty, its cumbersome size made eating it too much of a chore to make a pleasant and relaxed meal. The sushi boat for two was ample, and no complaints can be levied about the quality of the fish. One can tell the quality of tuna from its color, the darker and browner, the less fresh it is, and I am happy to report that Mixt’s tuna was gem bright, and the difference was immense. With the sushi boat for two, roast potatoes and hard boiled eggs in a Peruvian style were served, and while bland on their own, served as a perfect stage for the Peruvian dipping sauces that accompanied the platter. I would recommend choosing the miso soup with the sushi boat, as it is zesty and flavorful, with a deep richness one often doesn’t

find in broth soups, while the salad, although fresh, was perfectly ordinary. Now, if any room has been left for dessert, and with the ample portions, that is certainly called into doubt, once again simple, wellexecuted flavors shine. Our table sampled the Thai donuts, which were beautiful, warm puffs of dough sweetened with warmed condensed milk. Light enough to enjoy after a filling meal, it was a perfect cap. Prices at Mixt are reasonable, ranging from about $10 to $25 at most, and you’ll certainly leave satisfied. While minor issues came up, they were quickly forgotten in the glow of the delicious food, and the pleasant atmosphere Mixt creates. Although it faces tough competition in Miami’s fierce culinary scene, I predict Mixt will be pleasing palates for a long time to come. Mixt is located at 7209 SW 59th Ave., South Miami. For more information, call 305-666-3019 or visit

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Football legend stresses leadership, discipline Lewis reflects on growth as a Hurricane BY SPENCER DANDES SPORTS EDITOR

Miami’s most iconic football star made his triumphant return to campus Wednesday for “An Evening with Ray Lewis.” Lewis, the longtime face of the Baltimore Ravens after three seasons at the University of Miami (1993-1996), delivered two speeches to groups of students gathered at the Student Activities Center ballroom. The event was hosted by Hurricane Productions and Student Government. Lewis reminisced about his Miami glory days and reminded the audience to keep their opportunities in perspective. Curiously, Lewis was not heavily recruited out of high school, though he starred in both football and wrestling at home in Lakeland, Fla. Lewis took a trip to Tallahassee, Fla., but turned down a scholarship offer from Florida State when he found out he would have to play behind their veteran linebackers. His peers criticized his impatience thinking he’d blown the best chance to play at the next level. But four days prior to National Signing Day, UM offered Lewis a scholarship. He recalls that Miami’s longtime offensive line coach, Art Kehoe, and former head coach, Dennis Erickson, happened to catch his last high school game because they were interested in an opposing player. When Lewis got the call from Miami, he knew “it wasn’t about ability, it was about effort.” As Lewis, 38, looked back on his career he said, “I shared this battlefield with a lot of warriors who I respect the utmost.” But still, his fondest UM memory is getting dropped off for the first time in 1993. “I was the guy on the bottom of the totem pole,” Lewis said. Then-freshman Ray Lewis was discouraged to learn that he’d been left out


MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT: Hurricanes legend Ray Lewis offers advice to students during his speech Wednesday night. of the Hurricanes media guide for his first year. By the time he signed his scholarship papers, it had already gone to print. But he capitalized on the chance to build his name from scratch. “When you talk about UM, you must honor and respect the brand,” he said. As Lewis grew into a football legend, he established a work ethic based on the opportunities he saw ahead. He was determined to avoid a fate similar to countless other youths from his disadvantaged background. “Nine out of 10 of us never made it

out, and even if you made it out, most of us found our way back,” he said. He went on to earn two All-American selections as a Hurricane, and then won two Super Bowls and was selected for the Pro Bowl 13 times during his 17year NFL career. Lewis, whose inspirational speeches have become something of an institution in the world of football, covered a lot of ground in one hour. He mentioned the importance of finding balance among one’s mind, body and spirit. He talked about discipline and Oct. 03 - Oct. 06, 2013

motivation, challenging the audience to become “your own leaders.” “I’ve been looking forward to hearing Ray for weeks,” senior Justin Green said. “He speaks with such emotion, and it’s exciting to hear from a Miami legend.” For Lewis, the bottom line he hoped to communicate Wednesday was to not take things for granted. “I don’t know about tomorrow. Yesterday is already gone. So just give me today,” he said.




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Golden has high praise for GT ahead of Saturday’s game Miami defense will be tested by triple option

I have a lot of respect for coach [Paul] Johnson, Georgia Tech and the job they’ve done: Sixteen consecutive bowls. They’ve been one of two teams on the Coastal side that has represented us in Charlotte, won the division and obviously won a championship.


Entering their first ACC matchup, the No. 14 Miami Hurricanes host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. The Yellow Jackets lead the overall series between the schools 10-8, but Miami has won the last four meetings. Coach Al Golden spoke to the media about the upcoming challenges and excitement as Miami enters the conference schedule. “Obviously we’re kicking off the ACC conference this week and going against a foe who gives you a number of things with a high degree of difficulty,” he said. “I have a lot of respect for coach [Paul] Johnson, Georgia Tech and the job they’ve done: Sixteen consecutive bowls.” Golden also praised the Yellow Jackets for their trips to the ACC title game in North Carolina. “They’ve been one of two teams on the Coastal side that has represented us in Charlotte, won the division and obviously won a championship,” he said. The story of Miami’s season thus far has been the unexpected success and major development of the Hurricane defense. Miami ranks second in the ACC and fourth nationally, with four sacks per game. The Canes have tallied 16 sacks by 13 different players, surpassing the 2012 season total in just four games. The defense alone has tallied 13 sacks by seven different players. Additionally, Miami is tied for the

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conference lead with 13 turnovers. That figure ranks fifth nationally. On Saturday, Johnson’s vaunted triple option offense will put Miami to the test. “It’s an offense that is top 10 in rushing, time of possession, third downs, sacks against and it’s a defense that’s in the top 10 or top 25 in a lot of the same critical categories,” Golden said. “Red zone scoring, total defense, rushing defense, third down, pass defense. I think they have only given up 10 points in the second half.” Golden also had high praise for the Georgia Tech special teams unit. “On top of all of that, Sean Poole is one of the best punters. Their net punt is ranked sixth in the country. It’s a great challenge for us, and we’ve been working like crazy the last two days to get ready for it,” he said. While Golden has clearly done his homework ahead of this matchup, the Canes must also look to minimize penalties on both sides of the ball. Miami had trouble with untimely flags in its win against South Florida.

NICK GANGEMI // ASSISTANT PHOTO EDITOR READY FOR BATTLE: Junior linebacker Denzel Perryman will lead Miami’s defense into its first ACC game this Saturday against Georgia Tech’s deceptive triple option offense.

“Some of them have been so egregious. They’ve taken points off the board or swapped the field. This past game … a 102-yard touchdown we wiped off, and a 66-yard punt return,” Golden said. “You

can’t do that and beat Georgia Tech. You just can’t. If you turn the ball over, if you go backwards, you can’t beat them. We have to get that squared away quickly.”

Well ’Canes Marketplace Returns October 9 From fresh local produce, honey, marinades, and ceviche to fresh cut flowers and locally grown orchids, the Well ’Canes Market has something for everyone.

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V, DEAR V How slow should I go...

Dear Slowpoke,

I started dating a guy I met this past summer from back home who graduated from the University of Miami and still lives and works in Miami. We reconnected once I got back to Miami and hit it off. We are now officially boyfriend and girlfriend and have been for almost a month now. We both want to “take things slow.” What does this mean though? How slow is slow? Simply, how long should I wait to have sex (intercourse) with him? Should I talk to him about it? HELP! Keeping It Classy

You shouldn’t feel like you have to clarify that sex is intercourse. We’re all adults here. The best thing to do is talk to him, but if you can’t even write the word sex with confidence to an anonymous person writing a column in a newspaper, you won’t be able to talk to him about this in person. Get over saying the taboo “s-word” and then read the rest of this answer. In my experience, “taking it slow” means, “I’m not sure if I like you yet, so I need an opportunity for an out in case I really, really hate you.” This probably isn’t your case. If you’re worried that he’ll leave you because you won’t have sex with him, you should probably leave him first because all that means is that he’s a douchebag who doesn’t deserve you. But since that probably isn’t the case either, what I would say is to just play it by ear. Don’t let outside pressures dictate what’s supposed to go on in your

relationship. Monica Geller had sex on a first date on the very first episode of “Friends,” and when they did the audience likability test, the producers found that people didn’t care that she was loose – they still loved her. So be Monica Geller. Or don’t be, it’s up to you. My advice for you is to plan a really rom-com influenced dinner, complete with candlelight and cheap wine, and see where the night takes you. If you find that things lead you to more adult activities, be a willing participant and enjoy. You’re allowed to stop it whenever it becomes too uncomfortable. Don’t feel bad about that. Don’t worry, Chandler will love you no matter how many times you reorganize your apartment. V


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Friday, OctPCFStpNtStandford Circle Bring a few bucks and join us on Stanford Circle as food trucks across South Florida gather to serve you a variety of delicious foods! Perfect spot to grab food and head to the 6$ Rock for live music all night long! A perfect way to enjoy your night with family and friends!

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Thursday, October 3

4 pNtLowe Art Museum

Ice Cream Study Break

12 pNt6$Patio If you’re looking for a midterm study break, join Hurricane Productions Special Events on the patio for free ice cream from Miami Scoops!

Patio Jams ft. Afrobeta

12:15 pNt6$Patio Start a new Thursday afternoon tradition with HP’s Patio Jams! Take a break from classes, bring your lunch, and enjoy the live band!

Accounting Career Fair 12 pNt#BOL6OJted Center The Accounting Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for6niversity of Miami students and alumni with Accounting, Finance or Economics backgrounds to meet with recruiters

and full-time positions. Whether you are a current student, graduating senior or an alumni, don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity! Come prepared for the Career Fair with your CaneCard and several copies of your resume. Professional dress is mandatory for entrance.

LoweDown Happy Hour: Reves Parisiens

7 pNtLowe Art Museum Don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate our newly installed Beaux Arts Gallery with a guided tour led by Kara Schneiderman, LAM Assistant Director. This exhibition brings together a grouping of paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures from the Lowe’s permanent collection, all of which were created in the Americas and Europe between 1950 and 1959. Enjoy exquisite French desserts, plus healthy treats from Cabot Cheese. $10 Admission; Free for Lowe Members.

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Friday, October 4 Hurricanes’ Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

BNtStudent Activities Center Lobby Support the Hurricanes’ Breast Cancer Awareness campaign by purchasing a special pink t-shirt. All proceeds from special pink t-shirts and donations will benCenter. Be sure to head to the Women’s Soccer Game on Sunday!

Friday, October 11 t 8 p.m. t Student Activities Center Join us in the Student Activities Center for some paranormal activity!This new monthly tradition includes music, food, giveaways, entertainment, and an adventure in every room! This month’s event features everything that reminds you of this spooky season! Decorate your own lanterns, make your own candy apples, and photo fun!

7 pNt6$Flamingo Ballroom A & B Come join Caribbean Students Association as we have our 7th Annual Date Auction! The theme this year is High Fashion. Come out and have fun and see who is in the auction!

Cosford Cinema Presents: ZAYT06/XJUI2A 8:45 pNtCosford Cinema

Cosford Cinema Presents: YO6 WILL BE MY SON 1:00 p.m., 5:15 pNtCosford Cinema

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3 p.m., 7:15 pNtCosford Cinema

Saturday, October 5 Football vs. Georgia Tech

3:30 pNt4VO-Jfe Stadium Let’s bring the noise and help those #14 ranked ‘Canes go 5-0! Join us at SunLife Stadium as Miami takes on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets! Buses depart from the #BOL6OJted Center 3 hours prior to dent ticket at For more information follow @HurricaneSports or @MiamiHurricanes on Twitter!!

CAC Presents: Monster’s6Oiversity

9:30 p.mtCosford Cinema Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters 6Oiversity, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition gets out of hand, however, from the prestigious Scare Program. In order to stay in school, they must seek the aid of their oddball friends and prove themselves as the scariest kids in school. Starring Billy Crystal and John Goodman.

Sunday, October 6 Cosford Cinema Presents: BALLET’S GREATEST HITS 12 pNtCosford Cinema

Women’s Soccer vs. Notre Dame

1 pNtCobb Stadium Cheer on the Hurricanes as they take on Notre Dame. Sunday’s contest also marks the Hurricanes’ Breast Cancer Awareness Game. All proceeds from special pink tvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Ghandi Day of Service

Saturday, October 12 t 9 a.m. t Student Activities Center First Floor National Gandhi Day of Service, the largest day of service on campus, brings together a diverse group of students to volunteer at a wide variety of sites in the Miami area. Participants of Gandhi Day give back to the community in the ideals of peace and civic duty advocated by Mahatma Gandhi. Be the change you want to see in the world.

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