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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Lights out for the Super Bowl see SPORTS pg. 11

February 7, 2013


Volunteer tax program seeks to guide students see NEWS pg. 4

Bringing sexy back with gender roles

see OPINION pg. 7

WU gets ready to host special guest see SPORTS pg. 10

McLauren features two new students see ARTS & CULTURE pg. 8


Breaking down WU’s judicial court By Jacob Hallex

see SCIENCE & TECH pg. 5

Torbett leaves Winthrop for C-USA challenge By David Thackham

The winningest coach in Big South Conference volleyball history is taking her talents to Conference USA. After an esteemed career at UNC Asheville and a two-year stint in Rock Hill, Julie Torbett resigned from her position with the Eagles Tuesday to join East Carolina University, effective immediately. Torbett takes over with the Lady Pirates after leading a stacked Winthrop squad to a 20-8 overall record (12-2 BSC) in her first year, tying for the regular season championship. 2012 saw less success for the Lady Eagles, as they would pick up only 14 wins before crashing out in the conference tournament to Presbyterian College. She finishes her career at Winthrop with a 20-8 BSC (34-24 overall) record. East Carolina finished last season with only two victories out of 27 attempts, while going winless away from Greenville, N.C, en route to finishing last in C-USA. ECU athletics director Terry Holland waxed lyrical about Torbett

ville, where she led her squad to a pair of Big South regular season championships and earned Coach of the Year honors in both 2002 and 2009. Before leaving Winthrop, she accumulated 338 career wins in over 20 years of Division I coaching in the Big South. "I want to thank [Holland] and the ECU athletics department for giving me such a phenomenal opportunity," Torbett said. "I am honored to lead the volleyball program as we move forward Volleyball Coach Julie Torbett stands on the sidelines of a home court game. Photo courtesy of Winthrop Athletics into a new chapter that will be fun and exciting. I am proud to be Tuesday, in a press release. said. “The search committee and our “She has high expectations for athletic administration are all very the newest member of the Greenville her student-athletes in every area of excited that she has accepted the po- community and Pirate Nation." Torbett had announced the signing their lives and is known as a ‘player's sition as our head coach." coach’ because her players respond Prior to her time in Rock Hill, Tor- of four players for the 2013 season positively to Coach Torbett's enthusi- bett was at the helm of a dynasty during the NCAA's early signing peasm and quest for success,” Holland with the Lady Bulldogs of UNC Ashe- riod last December. Three were allstate selections.



Hammond speaks to faculty

Sitting opposite of Sean Blackburn or Dean Bethany Marlowe is not a place many students want to find themselves. Usually sitting across from one of the two means that a student has broken a rule in the Student Conduct Code. To first end up in that chair, there must be initial evidence brought to the Department of Student Affairs [DSA] that a violation has occurred. This will typically happen through a WU campus police report or from any other member of the campus community.

WU defeats rival Coastal By Shelby Chiasson Last Wednesday, the Eagles defeated our most heinous rival in a coliseum filled with cheering students and fans. Led by Kelsey, Winthrop slaughtered Coastal Carolina 61-48. This incredible win raised the team’s record to 9-11 overall and 3-5 in the Big South, while Coastal fell to 9-10 overall and 4-4 within the conference. Head coach Pat Kelsey commented on how this win was a pure example of a whole team effort. “I told the guys in the locker room that I was really proud of them because that victory personifies what a team win is,” said Kelsey.

see COASTAL pg. 10

Winthrop presidential finalist once in the spotlight of Butler controversy By Kaitlyn Schallhorn schallhornk@mytjnow. com



Ulysses Hammond stands with his wife Christine. Photo courtesy of Winthorp Public Relations By Tori Wright Presidential candidate Ulysses Hammond visited Winthrop this week to share how he sees Winthrop’s future and how his vision will continue the university’s academic excellence and improve the Winthrop and Rock Hill communities. “With respect to any vision I may have, I must say Winthrop already has a vision. Anyone who looks at Winthrop’s vision of distinction will pick up very quickly what Winthrop has in terms of how it sees itself now and how it sees itself in the future for academic excellence supporting students,” Hammondsaid.

Hammond is the vice president of administration at Connecticut College and considers himself a collaborative leader, hoping to make plans for Winthrop’s future by listening to students and faculty. Academic programs and the success of students are his top priorities. “The opportunity to obtain resources for continued excellence, academic programming, instruction and student engagement; this is one of the visions that I see myself being able to continue,” Hammond said. He said one of Winthrop’s great secrets is its academic programs and accreditation, and he wants to raise the university’s national profile in that regard.

He’s committed to a student-centered administration. “Expanding the recruitment, retention and completion of highachieving students is another area in terms of vision that I think we might be able to work together to obtain,” said Hammond. Hammond said he has personal and professional reasons for being excited about Winthrop. He spent his childhood summers visiting the Rock Hill area because of his family’s roots here. He’s excited about this opportunity to be back in the area and to be a part of Winthrop University. “I really feel that I’m ready. I feel that I’m prepared,” he said.

It all began with a blog post. It was almost Christmastime and the chair of Butler’s Jordan College of Fine Arts school of music resigned amid, what the school’s student newspaper referred to it at the time, a controversy. For an originally anonymous blogger, the resignation of this chair sparked one student’s fury to begin to write online. On Christmas Day in 2008, Butler’s provost and the former dean of the college of fine arts received an email lacking holiday cheer. The email, sent from “Soodo Nym” admonished the administration for their “poor leadership.” Dr. Jayne Comstock was the provost at Butler who was on the receiving end of the email. She is now one of Winthrop’s four presidential candidates. According to Butler’s student newspaper, the Butler Collegian, this email prompted university officials to subpoena the sender of the email on the grounds that the email was threatening in nature. Butler learned that

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“Soodo Nym” was none other than Jess Zimmerman, the stepson of the former chair of JCFA, Andrea Gullickson. Events at Butler quickly escalated. The university filed a libel and defamation suit against the blogger proclaiming that posts from his blog “have Dr. Jayne Comstock harmed the honesty, Butler is a public integrity, and profesinstitution, they began sional reputation of to use the court system Butler University and to deny somebody’s two of its high-level freedom of speech,” administrators,” acMichael Zimmerman cording to an article said. published in Inside Some people who Higher Ed. defended Jess ZimJess Zimmerman’s merman said that the father is Michael Zimpower structure of Butmerman, a former ler University fi led the biology professor and lawsuit in an attempt dean of the college of to bully, intimidate and liberal arts and sciencharass the student. es. The actions of the Current editor-inuniversity—especially chief of The Collegian, those in the highest of Jill McCarter, remempositions, such as the bered the ordeal quite provost—were highly well considering she criticized by Michael was merely a freshman Zimmerman. at the time. McCarter “The lawsuit speaks for itself,” said Michael spoke to The Johnsonian late Tuesday night Zimmerman who atbefore going to press. tributed the lawsuit “There was a blogger as the first time in the who posted some maycountry’s history that a be disparaging things university has sued one about [Comstock] and of its own students for following the blog post freedom of speech conthe university fi led a cerning online speech. lawsuit against the stuThe Johnsonian interdent saying it was libel viewed Michael Zimagainst Comstock,” merman late Tuesday said McCarter. night before going to press. see CANDIDATE pg. 3 “Even though

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Institutions to pay more for birth control? see NEWS pg. 4

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And that’s the way the cookie crumbles

see SCIENCE & TECH pg. 6

Get crafty with DIY Valentines see ARTS & CULTURE pg. 9

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Officials found the giant cookie on the neck of a horse statue near a university. Photo courtesy of The Associated Press. Over a month ago the Cookie Monster allegedly left Sesame St. to travel to Germany where he stole a giant golden cooking atop of a bakery in Hannover. While it is still unclear exactly how the giant cookie mysteriously disappeared, it has been successfully recovered, according to the Associated Press. The 44 pound cookie was found hiding right outside of a university. It was hanging with a red ribbon around the neck of a horse sculpture, according to the Associated Press.


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Downed power lines wreak havoc on the Queen City Power lines in the South Park area came crashing down on a crane Friday morning leaving few injuries but thousands without power, according to WCNC. Initially only one person was hurt, according to WCNC. The Charlotte Fire Department reported that he was not transported to the hospital. WCNC reported that the operator was blown off of his feet. An electricity truck caught fire from the incident, according to WCNC. The truck was parked behind the baseball field behind Charlotte Country Day School. The nearby school was also among those who lost power but continued to teach through the dark, according to WCNC. Power resumed after about three

hours, according to WCNC. Power outages in the Charlotte area remained a problem throughout the day. Local reporter for News 14 Carolina was also injured because of stormrelated downed power lines. Caroline Vandergriff was standing on a sidewalk filming the power lines when two cars collided before one of them slid into Vandergriff, according to the Charlotte Observer. Vandergriff was transported to Carolinas Medical Center but remained in stable condition, according to the Charlotte Observer. Originally from Lansing, Mich., Vandergriff joined the News 14 Carolina staff in December, according to the Charlotte Observer.


Child rescued after held captive underground exactly how he was killed. Neighbors reported hearing a gunshot. Dykes was known by his neighbor as a person who beat a dog to death, threatened children who stepped onto his yard and patrolled his property at night, according to the Associated Press. Food, toys and medicine had been sent into the bunker that had been equipped with running water, heat and a television but lacked a toilet, according to the Associated Press. The 5-year-old boy was reported to be in good physical condition but was taken to the hospital after being reunited with his mother, according to the Associated Press. He has Asperger’s syndrome and suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the Associated Press. As of Tuesday, Dykes’ body had not been removed from the bunker. The property is being searched for any evidence and explosive devices by law enforcement officials. The crime scene is still being processed, according to the Associated Press.

An Alabama boy is safe after being held hostage in an underground bunker for nearly a week, according to the Associated Press. Jimmy Dykes, 65, kidnapped the boy after he fatally shot his school bus driver, according to the Associated Press. He then brought the 5-year-old back to his property and took him to his underground bunker. The bunker was about 50 square feet and four feet underground. It resembled that of tornado shelters found in that area, according to the Associated Press. Police had been communicating with Dykes through a plastic pipe that led into his bunker. They did not storm the bunker until they were sure that the Alabama boy was in immediate danger and Dykes had a gun in possession, according to the Associated Press. Dykes had been growing increasingly agitated and unwilling to cooperate with negotiations, according to the Associated Press. Dykes was killed by law enforcement officials although it is unclear

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TJNews Digorgio honored at Pinnacle Awards By Tori Wright

Presidential candidate Ulysses Hammond speaks to students in Thomson Cafe. Photo by Casey White •

Hammond and wife mingle with students at Thomson Cafe

By Frances Parrish

Mr. Ulysses Hammond and his wife mingled with students in Thomson cafeteria on Monday. They went from table to table talking to students about any of their issues or concerns and just getting to know the students. Brock Goodling, a sophomore biology major, expressed his concern with credits not transfer-

ring to Winthrop from other colleges. “[Hammond] said he would reevaluate the transfer credit policy,” Goodling said. “He’s really nice,” said Carrie Miskill, a freshman exercise science major. “I was surprised he came to our lacrosse practice,” said Logan McCarthy, a freshman exercise science major. Some students were able to make a connection

with Hammond. “It was interesting that he said he has family from Kershaw, where I’m from,” said Kayla Knight, a sophomore English major. “He was really approachable and sweet,” said Elissa Phillips, a freshman elementary education major. “He was very easy to talk to.” “I love him. He’s very friendly,” said Helen Miller, a Thomson em-

The college of business administration hosted the Pinnacle Leadership Society Awards Tuesday night in the Richardson Ballroom, where President DiGiorgio received the Tower Award for lifetime achievement in business leadership. “It is true that an individual usually has a need to truly articulate a dream, an idea and a vision. That vision can only be realized through true and meaningful partnerships with others,” DiGiorgio said during his accep-

tance speech. Richard Riley, former S.C. governor and U.S. Secretary of Education, presented the Tower Award to President DiGiorgio, who is the longest serving president in South Carolina. The Pinnacle Leadership Society, since its founding in 1995, has inducted 22 people in recognition of their inspirational leadership and achievement in business. The Tower Award is named after Tillman Tower, which represents the highest point of Winthrop’s campus. Three others received awards for distin-

guished alumni: J. Mark Carter, John M. Little and Steve McCormick. During the ceremony, it was announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield donated $7,500 to the MBA program on behalf of Little. “Winthrop’s achievements are our achievements: yours and mine. For your partnership, your friendship and your colleagueship, I am eternally grateful, and I thank you as equally genuinely as I know how for this award,” DiGiorgio said.

ployee. “He is very personable. I feel like he would be involved on campus and in student life,” said Gerrard Goines, a junior religious studies major. “He was very straight forward and looking toward what we, as students, need,” said Jabari Robinson, a sophomore bio-chem major. President DiGiorgio gives his acceptance speech for the Pinnacle Award. Photo by Tori Wright •

Dale seeks advice on presidency from students By Shamira McCray

While having a glass of Coke, Elizabeth Dale, a presidential finalist, mingled with Winthrop students during common time at Thomson Cafe. With hopes of receiving advice from students that would help support her role as President DiGiorgio’s successor, Dale was able to get a sense of what students expect to see the most from a new president. “I’m asking students what they like about Winthrop for advice if I’m elected,” she said to a group of students Thursday. Originally from Northern New Jersey, Dale said if elected, her first task as president would be “to listen, to get to know the students, the faculty and the staff.” She said would establish regular office hours so students could come to her with any concerns on a regular basis. Having been initially recruited to apply for the presidential position instead of applying through initial willingness, Dale said after researching the school she “decided it would be a good fit.” Austin McDonald, a junior integrated marketing communication major, said he would like the next president of Winthrop University to be more visible on campus. “I know DiGiorgio’s busy, but to see the president on cam-

pus means a lot,” McDonald said. In regards to Dale, McDonald said he liked that she was “nice” and the next president needs to be someone whose vibe is “energetic and matches that of the student’s.” Josh Wald, a freshman music major, was another student who had nice words to say about the presidential finalist. “I really like that she already has plans for the future if she won the presidency,” Wald said. As for funding, Dale said if she becomes the next president she would like to work with alumni to develop a scholarship fund for students. “My motto would be students first,” Dale said. Students such as McDonald would love to have a football team at Winthrop although the idea is a “far reach.” Howerver, according to Dale, she would consider the idea of developing a football team under on circumstance. “I would think a football team would be about $30 million,” Dale said. If the resources were available and someone would write that check, I would consider it. The search for Winthrop’s 10th president is still underway.

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Dale talks with freshman Brook Tracy. Photo by Shamira McCray •

Butler controversies cloud Comstock’s WU visit candidate • from front Although the university and Jess Zimmerman eventually settled privately, the lawsuit itself was very much in the public’s attention. “[The lawsuit] hit media and put Butler in the spotlight that I don’t think Butler was comfortable with being in,” McCarter said. Outcries poured from students who fervently defended Jess Zimmerman’s First Amendment right to voice his questions and concerns of the higher authority at Butler through his anonymous blog. His peers rallied around Jess Zimmerman and signed petitions proclaiming that he had the right to speak freely and that the university should concede and drop the lawsuit.

“From what I understand, it was a majority of students that felt that way,” said McCarter. “But then again, not a majority of students are experts of libel.” Comstock, who is set to visit Winthrop this week as one of the four finalists in the presidential search, told The Collegian that her goal was to bring the entire situation to a “level of conversation so people realize we can manage our free speech in a way that doesn’t hurt other people.” That interview took place in October of 2009. Comstock recently stepped down from her position at Butler for multiple reasons, none of which directly involve the lawsuit. The Collegian says that Comstock wished to spend more time with her husband who was also retiring at the end of the academic year. Comstock’s resignation was not the first, however. Jim

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Danko, president of the university, offered up his resignation ahead of the provost. Comstock told The Collegian that the relationship between the president and provost is comparable to a marriage and wished for the new president to pick his perfect provost. Comstock stepped down after completing only four and a half years of her five year contract. At the current time, she is listed as on a sabbatical, according to McCarter. But the resignations didn’t just stop there. “Soon after the issue was resolved and the lawsuit was dropped, both the president and provost left and the university changed their attorneys,” said Michael Zimmerman. “The institution at large tried to destroy his (Jess Zimmerman’s) life. They didn’t succeed,” Michael Zimmerman

said. “One of the nice outcomes is that…Comstock is no longer provost and the president is no longer the president.” McCarter attributes Comstock’s level of authority to why she personally endured the most scrutiny. “She was the one who was in the most power of the people who were mentioned in the blog,” McCarter said. While the lawsuit enraged universities and organizations across the nation, it did not stop Jess Zimmerman. He went on to graduate from Butler before entering law school. Organizations such as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and Reporters without Borders were among some organizations that came to the Zimmermans’ aid, according to Michael Zimmerman. But Winthrop’s Presidential Search and Selection Committee did not let the lawsuit influence

their thoughts on Comstock. Members of the committee include: Bigham, Karl Folkens, Bob Thompson, Janet Smalley, Sue Smith-Rex, Glenn McCall, Gary Williams, Vivian Carroll, Kambrell Garvin and Cliff Calloway. Kathy Bigham, vice chair of the Winthrop Board of Trustees and chair of the search and selection committee, said that the committee did extensive background checks on each of the candidates, including Comstock. “The committee nor the board has any concern for anything that happened while at [Comstock’s] early time at Butler,” Bigham said. Bigham spoke with The Johnsonian late Tuesday night before the paper went to press. Bigham said that the committee conducted extensive references on all candidates, including hiring a firm that specialized

in litigations. The committee contacted each candidate’s references as well as references that may not have been explicitly provided by the candidate. “We are very comfortable with all of the candidates,” said Bigham. Bigham also said that the committee had contacted a student at Butler that held a leadership position in the school and was involved during the incident with the blogger. The former student spoke very highly of Comstock, according to Bigham. “I think one thing that makes [Comstock] who she is, is that she’s very personable,” McCarter said. “She’s very charismatic and she’s very passionate about what she does.” Comstock is set to meet with Winthrop students on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 11:15 a.m. in Thomson Cafeteria.

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A guide to Winthrop’s judicial system student • from front At this point, if substantial evidence exists to take the case further, the DSA will arrange a meeting with the student or student organization allegedly involved in the code violation. It is at this first meeting that a student is given options. The student may plead responsible and request for appropriate sanctions to be given by the Dean of Students or by judicial council. The Dean of Students may elect to pass the role of sanction giving to judicial council. Dean Marlowe said this is sometimes used to “let a student hear from other voices in the community, let him or her know that their decisions can affect other people too.” If a student pleads not responsible to the charges, they will undergo a hearing before the judicial council or the Vice President of Student Life, Dr. Frank Ardaiolo. A hearing before the Vice President is generally reserved for cases in which time is an issue or during the summer when the judicial council is out of session. A judicial council consists of three faculty members and two

students; it takes a count of at least four in order to pass a vote for sanctions or guilt. At a prehearing interview, the accused student or organization is given all of their rights and information on how the process works. Students have protection from self-incrimination which means anytime they may refuse to answer a question, the refusal will not be seen as evidence of guilt. Among other things, a student will also be advised that they have the right to an adviser. This person may be a lawyer, family member or close friend. If a student does elect to use a lawyer as an adviser, it is important to note that the student must speak for themselves. The adviser can only suggest what to say and what not to say. Many differences exist between the Winthrop judicial system and the U.S. criminal justice system. In a criminal case it must be proven that the suspect is guilty beyond reasonable doubt. In the Winthrop judicial system a preponderance of evidence must be proven to determine guilt which means that more likely than not a violation has been committed. The only exception to this are cases of sexual misconduct which must be proven beyond reasonable

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doubt. A student may appeal their case only under two conditions; if new evidence has been discovered that was not known previously or if it is believed that their was an error in the hearing procedures. Students may not appeal their case under any other circumstances, according to Dean Marlowe. Many students appeal on the grounds that their sanctions are too tough. Those appeals are denied. Students should know a few other things. According to the Student Conduct Code, they are responsible for actions outside of campus and the testimony they give in the Winthrop judicial system can’t be used in any court of law unless subpoenaed. On campus, students have the same rights as any other citizen, meaning they have the right to refuse search of personal property or residence. A police officer is not allowed to enter and search a student’s dorm or car unless they have probable cause, a warrant or the student gives consent. It’s important for students to know their rights and know the rules before they break them. The student conduct code can be found on the Department of Student Affairs website.

By Ashley Causey Special to The Johnsonian

Companies covering birth control for their employees is a hot button issue in Congress right now. Religious beliefs along with health care access are two powerful issues that cannot meet eye to eye. In the past several months, lawsuits from companies and businesses have been increasing and they are not all from who you may think. Religious establishments are not the only ones but also private employers, who believe that the government is mandating that they violate core dogma of their faith. In 2010, Congress passed the President Obama health care bill, which is also known as Obamacare. Stated in the New York Times, the passage of this bill created an insurance system that “provided coverage for more than 30 million people, primarily by expanding Medicaid and providing federal subsidies to help lower- and middle-income Americans buy private coverage.” With Obamacare in full swing, the issue of whether or not companies should cover contraceptives is a topic worthy of discussion. Booz & Company released a survey in 2012 that revealed that “1 billion women are expected to enter the work force in the next decade.” With this massive surge of women entering into the workforce, knowing the details of your health care coverage is important, especially as a college student who is letting go of their parent’s health insurance and getting their own. Senior Lacey Thompson sided with the religious institutions and private companies about their refusal to provide birth control for their employees.

She stated, “They shouldn’t have to pay and ignore their core principles. Potential employees need to ask about their potential company’s ethics, religious beliefs and ideals. as well as read the contract about the health insurance they provide. This is also not fair because women are getting more benefits. What about males? What about companies paying for contraceptives for them?” Junior Sharnice Alexander does not share the same view. She explains, “I believe that companies should provide their employees with birth control because not all women can afford it without assistance. Just because it is more accessible today does not mean that it is affordable to all women. If they still decide to not cover birth control cost for their employees, companies and institutions should give extra paid maternity leave.” As you navigate through potential companies, remember to pay close attention to the health coverage that is being given to you and ask about potential company’s ethics, religious beliefs and ideals. However, this hot button issue is not going to cool off time soon minute since appeals from religious institutions as well as private companies are filed almost each week. Whether you are stand on the ideal that the government should not trample on individuals religious beliefs when it comes to birth control or the ideal that contraceptives are vital to women’s overall health, stay informed because the government should have an update on this pressing issue by mid-February.

VITA offers income tax services on campus

By Frances Parrish

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Winthrop is revamped this year with a new location and more volunteers. Dr. Jayne Maas, a faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary academic organization for accounting and finance majors, classified VITA as “IRS’s community outreach program.” Maas explained the changes made to the program. The location for income tax returns has moved from Thurmond’s attic to the lobby of the DiGiorgio Student Center and the program now has more professionally trained VITA volunteers to help file returns whereas students did the work last semester. The program will do tax returns for Winthrop students, faculty/staff and their spouses for free. Students who trained with VITA will help do tax returns, while non-trained students can help with the interview process. Bill Perry, VITA volunteer for 33 years, said that VITA has been collaborating with Winthrop for over 10 years. Perry explained that VITA is a free service and it has been around for 40 years. He explained that along with Winthrop, there are four other VITA tax locations; Rock Hill Galleria Food Court Leroy Springs in Fort Mill, Clover Public Library and Rock Hill City Hall. “We pride ourselves on the return of the refund,” Perry said. Perry explained that the refund can be direct deposited or U.S. savings bonds with a turnaround of 10-15 days.

To file a tax return, Maas said to bring all forms, such as W-2, 1099’s, all information for deductions and credits, a copy of last year’s tax returns, proof of account for direct deposit of refund, social security cards, proof of identification and proof of foreign status for ITIN or international students. Perry said that VITA will do federal returns, any state returns, and will do returns for international students. According to Maas, 135 tax returns were completed at Winthrop over the past year. On average of all site locations equaled 1,900 federal returns and 2,300 state returns totalling 4,200 returns in the U.S. by VITA. Maas said anyone can be trained to be a VITA volunteer. For more information about VITA visit VITA volunteers will be in the DiGiorgio Campus Center every Friday from 10-2 till March 29th.

Larry Sams, VITA volunteer of 24 years, sits with Gongbo Zhou, a senior accounting major, working on a tax return. Photo by Frances Parrish •


1/29/13 Breaking and Entering (Auto) Around 7:30 p.m., Winthrop police were alerted of a car break-in at the Student Activity Center. The victim, a 23-year-old female, advised that she had been at class in Withers. According to the police report, she stated that she locked her door before going to class. However, the driver side lock malfunctions and unlocks itself at times. When returning to her

vehicle, the victim spotted a male wearing a gray hoodie in the driver seat of her vehicle. The report says the victim then yelled at the unidentified suspect to see what he was doing. The subject then ran towards Charlotte Ave. The police report goes on to say that both the victim and officer inspected the vehicle for damages and missing items but were unable to notice anything out of the ordinary.

Operating Uninsured Vehicle According to police reports, three students of Clinton Junior College were pulled over on the intersection of Stewart and Ebenezer Aves. after the driver failed to stop for the red light. According to the police report, a strong odor of marijuana was noticed coming from the vehicle when they were pulled over. The officer made all subjects exit the vehicle to conduct a search on probable cause. According to the report, the search turned up small traces of marijuana as well as a black BB gun under the passenger seat and a loaded handgun in the glove box.

2/1/13 The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old male, told the officers that they had been coming from the Winthrop basketball game. According to the report, the dispatch officer then alerted the reporting officer of the unpaid insurance stop on the vehicle from Nov. 2012. The report says the officer placed the driver under arrest for driving an uninsured car and seized the estimated $200 handgun since the subject advised it did not belong to him and he had found it. The car was towed and the driver was placed in the Rock Hill City Jail. All passengers were trespassed from Winthrop property for a year.

Possession (Marijuana) According to the police report, around 8 p.m. an officer was dispatched to Richardson Hall to respond to the odor of marijuana coming from an upper floor in the complex. According to the report, the officer was able to locate the source of the odor coming from one of the student resident’s rooms. The subject belonging to the room, an 18-year-old male, advised the officer that there was indeed marijuana inside a water bottle on one of the desks. The officer retrieved the bottle holding two marijuana cigars inside alongside a marijuana grinder lying beside it. According to the report, the

logged evidence was a combined 2.2 grams of marijuana at an estimated amount of $20. After seizing the marijuana, the officer received permission from the resident to search the room, but nothing more was found. According to the report, two other male students in the room at the time of the search advised the officer that the marijuana belonged to both of them. The two were issued citations and short form released for the possession of marijuana, according to the report. All three subjects are being referred to the Winthrop judicial system for being in possession on school grounds. A joint court date has been scheduled for early next month for the two males in possession. Compiled by Kendra Wicker

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TJScience &Tech

Protect your heart from disease: get the facts By Frances Parrish

February is known nationally as Heart Healthy Awareness Month. It is important to take care of your heart. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, around 715,000 people in America have a heart attack. In the U.S., there are 600,000 deaths caused by heart disease each year. Unlike some diseases, heart disease is preventable. The term heart disease is very broad and can refer to multiple heart conditions. Coronary heart disease is one of the most common heart conditions in the U.S. Coronary heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries surrounding the heart. It pays to take care of your heart because medical bills for a stroke or a heart attack can be costly. The CDC says that the U.S. spends $312.6 billion annually to pay for health care services, medications and lost productivity at jobs. Heart disease does not discriminate against race or geographical location. According to the CDC’s statistics of 2008, 24.5 percent of African-American’s deaths was caused by heart disease. American Indians or Alaska Natives only ranged 18 percent of

heart disease related deaths. Heart disease caused 23.2 percent of deaths for Asians or Pacific Islanders while deaths of Hispanics make up 20.8 percent. A little over 25 percent of the deaths of Caucasians are caused by heart disease. According to CDC’s map of heart disease related deaths in 2007-2009, death rates seemed to be higher in the South and lowest in the West. There are some simple preventative steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of heart disease. Some steps to take, according to the CDC, are to eat a healthy diet, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, monitor your blood pressure, don’t smoke, limit alcohol use, have cholesterol checked, manage diabetes and take medication if needed. Eating a healthy diet is one of the easiest steps for college kids. Thomson and Markley’s have healthy eating options for students. The West Center is open seven days a week for students to work out with a variety of equipment from elliptical machines, weights, bikes, a track and a pool. Most students don’t have a blood pressure monitor in their residence hall, but Crawford can help students manage their diabetes and blood pressure. While a college student may not experience a heart attack, the information could be helpful. According to the CDC in a survey

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taken in 2005, 92 percent recognized chest pain as a symptom of a heart attack, but only 27 percent of the surveyed people knew about all of the symptoms of a heart attack. Some of the major symptoms include chest pains, upper body pain, shortness of breath, nausea and light-headedness.

People with diabetes, poor diet and are overweight, exercise infrequently and drink excessively have a higher risk of heart disease, according to the CDC. Some ways to lower the risk of heart disease include eating a lowsalt, low-fat, diet but include vegetables and fruit. Exercise is sometimes

hard to squeeze into the everyday hustle and bustle, but a 10 minute walk at a fast pace, three times a day, five times a week can help lower risk. For more information about healthy hearts visit or American Heart Association at

alongside Bill Murray. In While the University of 1995 he was a guest star Michigan’s zoology departon Oprah Winfrey’s talk ment credits the lifespan of a show. captive groundhog to about Punxsutawney Phil 10 years, Phil seems to defy has one of the most anall odds by remaining imticipated jobs in America. mortal. According to Phil’s Every year, on Feb. 2, he own website, he remains immust leave his wife at his mortal by drinking a special “groundhog punch” that is, of home in the local library course, made from a superand perform. If he sees secret recipe. his shadow, everyone is Even weathermen, who happy. Springtime will arrive early. Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow this Groundhog’s Day. Photo attend college and study (acBut oh, bless poor Punxcourtesy The Associated Press tually I’m not sure what they study) are not just blindly sutawney Phil’s heart. If taken at their words by their he does spy his shadow traced back to the Punxsutawney local viewers. They can only merely dream to and hurriedly returns to his hole, he benewspaper back in 1886. That’s right; reach the level of trust that Punxsutawcomes the most hated man in America. this superstar has been around longer ney Phil has corralled from Americans Groundhog Day can originally be than Edward Cullen.

and Canadians. But Phil isn’t just your average meteorologist. He also burrows himself into politics and is quite the activist. According to his website, www.groundhog. org, Phil threatened to bring upon the country an additional 60 weeks of winter if he was not allowed a drink during Prohibition. This year, as members of the Inner Circle (essentially Punxsutawney Phil’s own entourage) donned their bow ties and top hats, Phil emerged in front of a crowd of 20,000 people in Gobbler’s Knob, Penn. and promised us all an early spring. Phil only has a 39% accuracy rating according to, but also is ranked as the most accurate of the prognosticating rodents.

Superstititions shed some light on traditions By Kaitlyn Schallhorn In a society that questions the motives—and even facial expressions—of every celebrity, there is only one superstar who remains absolute. He doesn’t live in Hollywood or Paris or New York or some fancy private island. Instead he resides in Punxsutawney, Penn. He makes only one appearance every year. There are many impersonators of this little fellow that live all around the country, including one in Charlotte. He doesn’t sing although he has been known to whistle in the springtime and when he is dating. Or mating. He has starred in one 1993 movie

Creating a new way of thinking on Winthrop’s campus By Ashley Renee Causey Special to the Johnsonian

A relatively new organization, Students Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC), formed six years ago ,is making a conscious footprint on Winthrop’s campus. Twelve members strong, this mighty coalition is known for past projects such as the trash audit last spring semester. This project revealed that 50 percent of the material from the West Center, which is the most environmental building on campus, could have been recycled. SEAC is not only known for holding this campus accountable environmentally but also how they educate this campus about what happens outside of South Carolina. Co-president, Brandi Shepherd, expressed some of the pressing issues that SEAC will be discussing this semester. The mountaintop removal and fracking were a few out of many topics that will be addressed throughout

this semester. Mountaintop removal is also known as surface mining, which involves blowing off the tops of mountains to obtain coal. The consequences from mountaintop removal include toxic sludge polluting waterways and toxic dust contaminating the air. Another issue that was brought up was fracking. Fracking is a term to describe hydraulic fracturing, which is the procedure of drilling and injecting chemicals in the ground at a high pressure to break up shale rocks. Shale rocks are commonly found near slow moving waterways such as lakes and floodplains, which provide the concern of tainting the water with chemicals by fracking. The cracking of slate rocks releases a needed energy source, natural gas. Raising awareness is the central core of SEAC. Co-presidents Brandi Shepherd and Mariah Nabors are planning a mock oil spill on April 9, the third anniversary of the BP oil spill. This will be done in hopes of bringing knowledge and awareness

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to the campus about the damaging effects of the oil spill and how nothing has been done to regulate offshore drilling. When I asked what major goals SEAC wants to fulfill this semester both Brandi Shepherd and Mariah Nabors evoked sincere and thoughtful goals for Winthrop’s campus. Shepherd said, “What I really want to convey is that what we do locally can affect the global situation also. What we do just does not affect us but everyone in the world.” Nabors followed closely behind by stating, “Just be aware of what is going on in the world because not too many people know exactly what is going on. If we become more aware then maybe we can help more. Knowing what is going on will make a huge difference.” Although this is just a taste of what SEAC has to offer, but if this article interested you, please stop by and sit awhile on Wednesdays at 7 pm in Kinard 115.

Recyclemania The madness begins

By Frances Parrish 3.

Recyclemania, a national recycling contest, began last week starting Feb.

According to the Recyclemania website, the contest began in 2001, between Ohio University and Miami University as a way to motivate students to recycle. Miami University won the contest. Throughout the following years, other colleges and universities were invited to join in the competition. Since its beginning, the competition has grown to include 400 schools and nine competition categories in 2008. In 2011, 49 states were represented by 630 schools and four Canadian provinces were also included in the competition. The competition lasts until March 30. Winthrop has entered Recyclemania. To keep up with Winthrop’s progress, visit and search Winthrop in participating schools.

Recyclemania Results from 2012 605 colleges participated 6.2 million students and staff participated 94.4 million pounds were recycled/composted American University in Washington, D.C. won Grand Champion. Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. won the Per Capita Classic. Valencia College in Orlando, F.L. won Waste Minimization. Ruters University in Piscataway, N.J. won the Gorilla Prize. Augustana College in Rock Island, I.L. won the Paper category. Union College in Schenectady, N.Y won the Cardboard category. Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, M.I. won the Bottles and Cans category. Bard College in Annandale on Hudson, N.Y. won the Food Service Organics category. Purdue University in West Lafayette, I.N. won the Electronics category.

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Science & Tech Briefs

Congress doesn’t play around with violent video games By Stephanie Brooks

Utah’s Democratic Representative Jim Matheson recently introduced a bill to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act (H.R. 287) makes it illegal for anybody to ship, sell or rent video games that do not have an Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) label. The penalty for breaking this is subject to a civil penalty of no more than $5000 per violation. According to Brendan Sasso, Congress was told by President Obama to appropriate $10 million to study gun violence, including possible links to violent video games and media images. Entertainment and video game industries have been receiving extreme levels of scrutiny since the Sandy Hook shooting that happened in Conn. last month. The ESRB label rates the age appropriateness of the game. The rat-

ings consist of five different groupings. According to Sasso and Pete Kasperowicz, writers from The Hill, video games labeled ‘C’ are intended for children, ‘E’ for everyone, ‘T’ for teen, ‘M’ for mature and ‘AO’ for adult only. The bill will also make it illegal to sell and rent video games rated M to people under the age of 17 and video games rated AO to people under the age of 18. The bill will also require stores to display information from Federal Trade Commission about ESRB’s content rating system. In 2011, the Supreme Court denied a similar law because it violated the freedom of speech rights. According to Sasso and Kasperowicz, Matheson believes that his bill is different because unlike the California law he does not try to define violent video games; he allows the industry to rate its own games. For more information or to read the bill visit http://www.govtrack. us/congress/bills/113/hr287/text

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Jailbreak and become a jailbird By Stephanie Brooks

Unlocking any smart phone is now illegal according to the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress. No worries for the people with smart phones unlocked before the law was created, it will not affect those phones. ABC News Technology Editor Joanna Stern claims that allowing smart phones to be unlocked is no longer viewed as an exemption under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Violating this law can result in a civil suit. If the violator has done this for financial gain they could be charged for a criminal act. Unless the un-locker has permission for the carrier, they can go under serious consequences. A first offense can result in a $500,000 fine and/ or 5 years of imprisonment, repeat

offenders can be fined $1,000,000 and/or 10 years of imprisonment. The phone carrier also can sue for actual or statutory damages according to Stern. “I have deep sympathy for any individual who happens to get jail time for this offense. I am sure that other offenders would not take kindly to smart phone un-lockers,” said Derek Khanna, a writer for the Atlantic in his article about this new law. Khanna also asks, “When did we decide that we wanted a law that could make unlocking your smart phone a criminal offense?” In his article he talks about how DMCA leaves the Library of Congress up to creating necessary exemptions to the law. He then gives a similar problem with the exemptions from other laws. “Every three years groups like the American Foundation for the Blind

have to lobby Congress to protect an exception for the blind allowing for books to be read aloud,” Khanna continues with, “Can you imagine a more ridiculous regulation than one that requires a lobby group for the blind to come to Capitol Hill every three years to explain that the blind still can’t read books on their own and therefore need this exception?” Many carriers already ship unlocked phones so not much has changed for the companies. According to Stern, Apple and Verizon offer the unlocked iPhone 5 for $649.00 and Google and T-Mobile offer an unlocked Nexus 4 for $299.99. Congress is going to have another ruling over the exemption of this law and the legality of unlocking smart phones in 2015. According to Stern people who are upset by this law can visit the “We the People” petition on the White House website.

WU Watch helps students fight crime By Kaitlyn Schallhorn schallhornk@mytjnow. com

Winthrop University’s campus police has released a new app for students with smart phones. The app is called “WU Watch” and gives students the ability “to report crimes and emergencies,” according to a university press release. Anyone who downloads the free app will have the ability to send in a text, photo, video or audio of any crime or emergency situation on campus. With the WU Alert

system already in place, students and faculty are able to receive a text and/ or phone call during emergency situations on campus. Non-students are not able to receive the same alert. This app gives parents and friends of students the ability to receive information about campus safety. The WU Watch app also includes a function for students to be able to checkin with loved ones when the student has safely reached their destination.

The app also includes a flashlight, map and law enforcement resources. “This app is another example of the university’s commitment to keeping our campus safe and informed,” said Frank Zebedis, Winthrop’s chief of police in a university press release. This app is available through the app store for iPhones and Google play for Droid users.

WU Watch’s home Photo by Kaitlyn Schallhorn • schallhornk@mytjnowcom

Apple fails to ban Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus By Stephanie Brooks According to Jon Xavier, a web producer for the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the war between Apple and Samsung continues. Samsung recently reached a victory and is still able to sell their phones on the North American continent. The U.S Court of Appeals

denied Apple from preventing Samsung’s right to sell the Galaxy Nexus. Apple claimed that Samsung was guilty of patent infringement. The actual case is scheduled to be held in 2014. Apple tried to block the Nexus before the patent trial because Samsung supposedly copied Apple’s ‘604 patent. This

patent is for the universal search and retrieval system Apple calls Siri. The judge for the 2014 trial is Judge Lucy Koh who according to Xavier last summer made a $1.5 billion ruling against Samsung in a different Apple patent lawsuit. Judge Koh denied Apple’s ban request.

Apple hoped that the Appeals court would approve it but they did not. Apple’s only option to try to prevent the ban, the Galaxy Nexus, before the patent case in 2014 is to take their ban request to the Supreme Court. Xavier believes that this case will most likely not even be considered for a hearing.

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History of the Week February 13, 1633 On this day in history, Galileo Galilei, an astronomer and mathematician, came into Rome for court to face up to his charges of supporting the Copernican theory. The Copernican theory states that the Earth revolves around the sun. Galilei pleaded guilty a month later in front of the Roman Inquisition and spent the rest of his life on house arrest at his home near Florence. Information compiled from

Tech Tip of the Week Cell phones nowadays are not just used for phone calls and texting. People use their phones to look up things they don’t know. People without web-enabled phones can still search Google via text message. For example if the phone owner wants to know where they can get pizza in/ near Winthrop University all they have to do is text “pizza 29733” to 466453 (GOOGLE). If you have a much larger question you can text ChaCha at 242242 or call them at 800-224-2242 and an actual person will have the answer to your question within a few minutes. Information compiled from

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TJOpinion What are you eating?

Jacob Wingard Opinion Editor

Thomson’s food. People seem to either love it or hate it; it is rare to find a generally ambivalent or lacking opinion about the meals served in Winthrop’s

cafeteria. Some complain about the taste, others complain about the lack of variety and still others just take it and eat what is served. There is no way to understand the different tastes or opinions; however, I will throw my own hat into this little ring. I enjoy Thomson’s food for the most part, the service always comes with a smile, and I’m fondly greeted by just about every worker inside of the circular room. Still, there have been times when I’ve wondered what exactly I was being served; it isn’t exactly a well-kept secret that food can be something other than what it appears. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, major manufacturers of beef products and value burgers were found selling beef patties with compositions of 20 to 30 percent horse meat with only about 55 to 63 percent being actually beef. Other parts included chicken or pork. In turn, this puts suspicion upon American manufacturers and by extension Thomson. According to Aramark, Winthrop’s food provider, their goal is to serve safe and nutritious foods. “Serving safe, nutritious and quality food is our top priority. We purchase fresh, quality foods from local, regional and national suppliers who meet our high-quality standards. This includes meat that is made from USDA approved, quality,

wholesome and food safe ingredients.” This means that Thomson meets the standards of the United States Department of Agriculture, meaning that food is not only safe for consumption but also is a quality product. While the actual grade of Aramark’s products is not certain; what I do know is that this is from same company that serves food in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. Yeah, those lunches are the lunches that we all tried to avoid when we were younger. Food certainly is better tasting than it was back then; however, everyone has seen the horror stories written about cafeteria lunches in middle schools, high schools or even elementary schools. I’m thankful for what we get and Aramark’s word that they, “conduct a rigorous evaluation process before partnering with a supplier to evaluate whether they meet our standards for food safety and quality. Vendors must have an excellent reputation and food safety record, as well as a documented, ‘trackable’ product safety and recall program.” We’ve all got opinions on food, but when I think about just how bad the food really could be, I suck up every negative thing I could possibly say. Thomson’s food tastes good to me. I might get tired of chicken every now and then, but then I remember it is healthier than red-meat and just go about my business. As students were being given an option for a constant, nutritious and while not exactly upper-scale, still tasty supply of food that’s cheap; it certainly beats having to buy groceries or going to a restaurant for every meal.

Criminalizing jailbreaking is a crime in and of itself Here’s possibly the dumbest law ever invented – unlocking or jailbreaking your smartphone is now illegal as Deborah Crocker of Saturday, Sophomore, Feb. 2. psychology major Don’t know what jailbreaking or unlocking means? In a nutshell, it’s modifying your smartphone to remove all carrier and application restrictions. This enables the owner of said smartphone to use it with any carrier. If you wanted an iPhone but couldn’t switch over to Verizon or AT&T from T-Mobile, you’d buy an unlocked/jailbroken phone off eBay, or get a regular one and have someone who’s reasonably tech-savvy do it for you. It’s a risky procedure, but previously, the only things you’d have to worry about were actually breaking the phone. Apple would have considered tampering with the phone to that degree as voiding your warranty. It’s kind of something you only wanted to do if you were really, really wanting that iPhone and weren’t totally fond of the more expensive phone companies. Now, you can face jail time and/ or thousands of dollars in fines for doing so. For those of you who’ve already unlocked your phone, never fear – you’re safe, unless you decide to do it again. Unlocking your phone for your own use gives you a fine of about $2,000, and if you’re going to be a daredevil and try to profit from it, the fine could jump to around $500,000 as well as a trip to prison. But here’s the thing – unlocked phones aren’t completely wiped off

the face of the planet. If you want an unlocked phone, you have to buy it from whatever carrier is offering it. Basically, if you’re going to own an unlocked phone, there had better be a note in there from that carrier giving permission. I’m almost certain that phone carriers aren’t going to be banging down people’s doors for it, but you can be sure the law is looking out for people who think they can slide by. Why, though? What’s the point? Perhaps they were irritated about not being able to stop pirating, and decided to put a law on phones instead. It’s kind of an inconsiderate thing to do, especially for those of us who would rather buy an unlocked phone and use it with our cheaper carrier than be forced to switch over to Verizon or AT&T for service. Granted, these more expensive services are better, but that doesn’t always mean people can afford them. While I’m aware that these companies do sometimes give you free phones if you sign a contract with them, some people still would rather go prepaid if it fits their needs. I’m not sure exactly how they’re going to monitor the unlocking of phones from now on. For some games, they craftily prevent the usage of some aspects of the game if the game was pirated. There could be something to prevent certain apps from being used on a jailbroken phone. We won’t know exactly what they’ll do for a while, but for now, we’ll be saving up for the twice-as-expensive jailbroken phones sold by their respective carriers. Is the law fair? No, but I suspect the Digital Millennium Copyright Act writers just wanted something to do last week that would make them money.

Time in the kitchen turns to magic under the sheets We’ve all heard the phrase, “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” But Kaitlyn Schallhorn if you want Senior, English and more heat in mass communication the bedroom, major then, men, you definitely should avoid that aromatic room. A study, published on TIME magazine’s website, showed that couples who tackled traditionally women’s chores together had less active sex lives. These couples were having sex, on average, a whopping 1.6 times less than couples who kept to their gender roles. Makes sense, doesn’t it? While I can already hear some of you ladies complaining that a man is no different from a woman and should help out around the house just as much, I think you all should grab your aprons and wooden cooking spoons and whisk back to the

kitchen. After all, the home is our empire and the kitchen especially is our castle. Why are we so willing to surrender our hard earned territory to men who already occupy the rest of the world? Think about it this way, ladies. What do you find attractive? Is it more of a turn-on to see a man elbow-deep scrubbing out the toilets or to have everything sparkling clean so that you can greet him as he comes home from work in a nice suit and tie? Does helping him out of those obnoxiously yellow rubber gloves give you that innate desire to help him slip on a different rubber glove in the bedroom? Yeah. I didn’t think so. So why are we so offended whenever they sit back and relax from a rough day of board meetings and stock exchanges and curing cancer as opposed to immediately tackling a sink full of dirty mixing bowls? Women, let’s start taking pride in our work. Let’s delight in the fact that we get to twirl around in the kitchen in a sundress and heels,

Frank Sinatra’s sultry serenades accompanying our fervent prayers to Betty Crocker as we mastermind a meal. We get to spend Sunday afternoons perfecting the artful maneuvering of a Swiffer WetJet while our men are at the driving range perfecting the precision of their golf swing. And why should we complain? The messiest we get is whenever we clumsily adorn our frilly aprons with a bag of flour. It’s the men that tackle the vengefully staining grass, brave electrocution by changing the light bulbs on the grand ceilings and combat the suicide spiders that come out to attack. So it’s no wonder that couples that stick to their areas of expertise are more apt to let that chemistry work its way from the kitchen to the bedroom. Rescuing me from a terrifying bug makes me much more apt to leap into my man’s arms and let him have his way with me than watching him sashay around my kingdom of a home wreaking havoc with a vacuum cleaner.

Freedom isn’t free and your tuition isn’t cheap Freedom, it has been on most students’ minds from the time they entered into their first year of high school. Jacob Wingard I’m sure that Opinion Editor most people have dreamt of being self-sufficient or at least out of range of their parental units long before actually reaching the grounds of their hallowed institution or first home. Granted, the actual separation isn’t all sunshine and rainbows; it is full of pitfalls, disappointments and the possibility of failure. Just the concept of being ‘free’ is something that people can’t help but enjoy. At least until they start to realize exactly how much everything costs, to quote a recent Disney movie, The Princess and the Frog: “Freedom takes green.” Most of us don’t have green and that’s when the respect starts pouring back in. See, it was around the time I hit my second semester that I realized

what I and most students actually are, massive leeches. Despite this, and here comes the kicker, most parents care about their offspring; want to see that offspring succeed and would do anything to see them happy. At times, this can be a little stifling to said offspring; however, it is all done with the best intentions possible. Just understanding this can lead to some rather startling revelations when it comes down to it, revelations like without parents most of us would be next to nothing. Generally speaking, even now, the majority of students are utterly helpless without their parents income. People moan and groan, offer conceited allegories about themselves or even belittle their parents, but in reality it is a delusion to think of one’s self as truly independent at this point. Most are reliant on the income their families present to them, not to mention fund whatever activities they wish to take part in. Why exactly are we so willing to claim true independence and bash those who gave us the life that we

currently enjoy? At times, it is understandable to vent about actions that annoy or when we’re caught in the wrong or believe ourselves to be wronged. On the other hand though, considering the years upon years of sacrifice that any parent must go through to raise a child, does the child really have a right to complain? Personally and hypocritically, I will say no…we don’t. Our childhoods, or at least mine, was a selfish one, spending my time begging for one item and then another. It wasn’t until I hit 19, that I realized just what my parents had done for me; breaking into ‘leashed freedom’, I came to appreciate everything that was done, especially the shelter that was provided from the numerous cliffs and hardships of life. None of us should be too eager to strike it out on our own; family is there to be of assistance, but eventually we will have to leave. For now, let’s take college as a trial period and not a complete break from everything our families have to offer.

Student unimpressed with halftime, wants to return to rock and roll

Micheal Owens

Sophomore, mass communication major

In the spirit of the biggest sporting event of the year being this past Sunday, I felt like expressing my thoughts on not what happens on the field, but rather what happens dur-

ing halftime. You see, ever since the big game’s conception in the 1960s, the halftime festivities have always been a spectacular show of music and art. From the marching bands, to the shows produced by Disney, to the more recent performances, the halftime show has always been a sight to behold. A certain sight was seen in 2004,

where the now infamous “wardrobe malfunction” occurred during the halftime show performance featuring Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. In the years following, the artists chosen for the halftime shows were some of the most prolific classic rock bands in history (such as The Who, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney amongst others). These shows were full of songs that many people knew, and the performances themselves were excellent given the collective ages of some of these artists. However, in 2011, the shift went back towards the modern with a performance by The Black Eyed Peas, and Madonna unfortunately graced us with her presence in last year’s show. What would make me want to watch the halftime show again, you ask? More of the classic bands and

artists that we all know and love is my answer. America is the country known for the creation and innovation of the term “rock n roll”, and you would think that in our biggest sporting event of the year we would pay homage to this fact. Bands like Bon Jovi, Journey, Aerosmith (who performed before in 2001, but in a montage with other artists) and even the recently reunited Van Halen would fit the bill of the halftime show perfectly. There was even a strange rumor going around that Led Zeppelin would possibly reunite if given the opportunity to perform at the event. You could say that I’m a grouch and don’t like the popular music of today, but my honest opinion is that these older artists and bands outperform a majority of what today has to offer.

OUR SAY As student journalists, the First Amendment is something we all fervently believe in. Censorship by the government, or by university officials, is not something we, as American students, should have to suffer from. As students, we have the right to speak up and question when those who are placed in authority raise concerns with questionable decisions. We should not be punished as students for doing just what we are always taught-questioning and critically thinking.

Jacob Wingard | Opinion Editor

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Art students exhibit their latest work in McLauren gallery


Piece by Will Johnson Photo by Allie Briggs •

By Allie Briggs briggsa@ Will Johnson, a senior drawing and sculpture major, and Kelsey Boatwright, a sophomore photography major, held an exhibit on the 3rd floor McLauren Student Gallery Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 to feature their most recent works. Johnson’s space entitled “Belial’s Smile” featured detailed 10x10 graphite pieces. Johnson described his most recent work as him returning to the medium after exploring with a variety of mixed media techniques. “Up until about a month ago I was exploring all sorts of different media but I felt like I needed to revisit drawing with a pencil like I used to when I was little,” Johnson said. “I felt like a disposed king revisiting his kingdom and seeing everything all overgrown and taking care of itself. The drawings are still mysterious to me, I just let them do the talking.” Boatwright’s space, entitled “The East Coast Disposable,” featured pieces from her travel experiences and employed mediums like Polaroid transfers and silver gelatin printing and, she used textured bases for her photos like canvas and driftwood. Boatwright said that she felt connections to the environment but sometimes felt like the tourist in unfamiliar places. She decided to use organic materials like linen and wood as a way of placing herself within the pieces. “I wanted to sew them together to make it permanent because they

each had such a lasting impression on me. In the end all of the layers came together,” Boatwright said. “I feel like everyone has that occurrence in their life at some point that really makes them grow as a person or for some as an artist, and really changes their whole perspective on things. For me, it started in Philadelphia over the summer and ended in New York on New Year’s,” Boatwright said. “The East Coast Disposable” was a series that allowed her to create a visual of what she felt when she was traveling and since she has been back. “For my first solo exhibit this was a really rewarding experience and seeing it all in the gallery made me realize how much I want to keep pushing this series and expanding it with the new places I continue to explore.” Boatwright said.

Check out Arts and Culture online at www.mytjnow. com for a full slideshow of pieces by Will Johnson and Kelsey Boatwright.

Up until about a month ago I was exploring all sorts of different media but I felt like I needed to revisit drawing with a pencil like I used to when I was little Will Johnson

Senior drawing and sculpture major

“The Harbor,” by Kelsey Boatwright. Photo by Allie Briggs • briggsa@mytjnow. com


I feel like everyone has that occurrence in their life at some point that really makes them grow as a person or for some as an artist, and really changes their whole perspective on things. For me, it started in Philadelphia over the summer... Kelsey Boatwright

Sophomore photography major

Art by Will Johnson from exhibit entitled “Belial’s Smile”. Photo by Allie Briggs •

Leadership advice from the cabinet Meet Winthrop’s international students

By Alisha Kennerly

Students learned leadership skills and how to balance work life and family life when guest speaker Holly Pisarik spoke in Whitton Auditorium Tuesday morning. Pisarik is the Director of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR). She is a member of Gov. Haley’s cabinet and also a Winthrop Alumna. “A career happens with a lot of luck, a little bit of being in the right place at the right time, a little bit of taking on challenges and a lot of help,” said Pisarik. Pisarik made a point that it is important to distinguish yourself and make yourself standout from others. “Confident employees are invaluable,” said Pisarik. Your handshake represents your confidence. Pisarik suggests you should practice your handshake since “it is the first impression at a job interview.” Pisarik emphasized the importance of knowing what your passions are because it’s much easier to get up everyday when you love your job. Emphasis was also placed on researching the industry and the job

desired. “Don’t romanticize a career,” Pisarik said. “What you see on TV isn’t always what you get - Law and Order isn’t real life for lawyers.” Balancing work life and family life is challenging. According to Pisarik the most important thing is finding your life partner. The second most important thing is that you love your job. “Don’t let work life and family life bleed into each other,” Pisarik said. Another important topic was stress relief. It’s essential to find a way to unwind. “Have a glass of wine, take a bath. Find what works for you,” Pisarik said. Pisarik’s final piece of life advice was to be happy. “I know that’s cliché, but I mean it,” Pisarik said. “You can choose to get up and hate your life situation, or you can choose to be happy everyday”. “The part about time management helped me because me and time don’t do well together. I also liked the advice on finding a mate,” said Ashley Dunston, a senior family and consumer science major. Brittany Davis, a senior health

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care management major, said the work life and family life balance information was most important to her. “Balancing work with children is relevant, even as an undergrad student,” Davis said. When the floor opened for questions an audience member asked Pisarik how Winthrop prepared her for success. “Winthrop teaches you ideas and concepts. It does not prepare you specifically for your job. It teaches you how to learn, research and communicate,” Pisarik said.


Confident employees are invaluable. Holly Pisarik

Director of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) and member of Gov. Haley’s cabinet

Thibaut Taquet, a senior integrated marketing communication major, is from the eighth largest city in France--Montpellier. Taquet said that some of the major differences between Montpellier and his experience in the United States is access to organic and raw food. Products like raw milk and cheese are forbidden in the U.S. and organic food is a lot more accessible in France. One of Taquet’s memories from Montpellier is hiking through fields of vineyards from small villages in the mountains.

Culina comfort food does not meet expectations By Alisha Kennerly Having high expectations can sometimes mean you are only setting yourself up to be let down. This was the case with Culina Modern Comfort Food in Rock Hill. The menu does offer a unique twist on many comfort foods, such as their “Cheerwine fried chicken” and “spicy pork tacos.” However, the beer menu was impressive and fairly priced given that most beers (even Sierra Nevada!) were only $3.25. For an appetizer, the Tomato Pie was not a bad choice. It’s housemade dough, tomatoes, fresh herbs, fontina cheese and a balsamic chicory sauce makes this dish amazing. Unfortunately, the entree did not match

the appetizer’s quality. For entrees, the Al Pastor Tacos and the Crab Stuffed Flounder are mediocre. The Al Pastor Tacos were made with annatto marinated pork, caramelized pineapples, red onion and salsa verde, served with pickled slaw. The Crab Stuffed Flounder was blue crab stuffed flounder with avocado and chili lime crema, served with sautéed broccoli. The Al Pastor Tacos were spicy enough to require a warning somewhere on the menu. The flavor was fairly good but difficult to enjoy due to the spiciness. The crab stuffing in the flounder was impressive. However, the flounder itself was bland and had too many bones in it. The sauce served with the flounder was decent, and the broccoli was delicious.

A beer took eight minutes to arrive at the table,which isn’t forever, but there were only two bar guests and one hostess delivering drinks. On a positive note, they do have drink specials. On Tuesday nights beer is $2.50. On Wednesdays, bottles of wine are half-price and Thursdays martinis are $5. For the best Culina experience, go have drinks and an appetizer, but skip the entrees. The drink menu was impressive, as well as the appetizer. If you’d like to check out Culina for yourself, visit the website at www. or swing by 295 Herlong Ave., Rock Hill, SC.

Alisha Kennerly | Arts & Culture Editor

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DIY this Valentine’s Day By Allie Briggs

Hallmark cards, roses and heartshaped boxes of chocolate are

cliches, boring and sometimes too expensive for college romance. Make this year more personal and within the limits of your budget. The following are TJ Arts and

Culture’s top three DIY Valentine’s day gift ideas. These gifts are simple, low cost and way more personal than a store-bought card.

Personalized Mug

Love Jar

Love Book

February American Heart Health month By Allie Briggs

Spinach and Parmesan pork

In honor of American Heart Heath Awareness month, TJ Arts and Culture will provide you with a different heart healthy recipe for each issue in February.

Tomato Fetticchini (4 servings) Photo courtesy of 52 opportunities to tell that special some one how you feel.

Photo courtesy of

Supplies: Glue stick, two index card rings, deck of cards, paper and Sharpie

Photo courtesy of This gift idea is a very easy project and customizable. Draw, heat oven 350 degrees, cook for 30 minutes.

If 52 opportunities are not enough, fill this jar with song lyrics, notes and memories.

Supplies: Blank coffee mug (thrift store) and fabric marker.

Spotlight: Lunatic Dance Club By Kaitlyn Schallhorn

The Lunatic Dance Club, started by Jon Prichard, a fine arts professor, is not just a dance club. “This is called a dance club, but we may or may not be dancing at all,” Prichard said to the 37 students gathered outside of Rutledge. The club is open to anyone who can contribute creativity, including “gardeners and washing machine repair people,” said Prichard.


“This is what I wanted when I was a student here,” Prichard said. “An art community of exciting ideas.” Students gathered not in a classroom but behind a popular dumpster one late Wednesday night at the beginning of this semester and a new club was born. The club meets Monday and Wednesday evenings behind the dumpster at 9:37 p.m. The meetings will be used to discuss ideas that can be performed or enacted the following Monday.

This is called a dance club, but we may or may not be dancing at all. John Prichard

Fine Arts Professor


Half a pound (8 oz.) of whole-wheat fettuccine Cooking spray 1/3 cup chopped onion 1 tsp garlic 2/3 cup ricotta cheese 1 tsp dried or fresh basil 1 teaspoon sugar dash of pepper 1 large can of diced tomatoes or 2-3 freshly chopped 1. Allow pasta to cook 2. Prepare a large (about 3 quarts) pan on cook on med-high 3. Sauté onion and garlic 4. Stir in remaining ingredients 5. Bring to a boil and then bring to low-heat 6. Allow to simmer for 8-10 minutes until thickens 7. Add cooked fetticchini 8. Enjoy!

tenderloin (4 servings)

1-pound pork tenderloin 1/4 cup light Italian salad dressing 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons lemon juice dash of pepper Spinach 3 handfuls of fresh spinach or 10 oz. frozen 1/2 chopped onion 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese 1. Sauté onions on medium-high heat 3 minutes. 2. Add spinach to onions. 3. Drain. 4. Add lemon juice and garlic. 5. Sprinkle parmesan over spinach and toss. Tenderloin 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Mix salad dressing, Italian seasoning, lemon juice and pepper in a large bowl. 3. Place pork and liquid mixture and pork in a sealable plastic bag and turn to coat. 4. Place pork in the center of cooking sheet and pour any marinade left in the bag on top. 5. Bake for 30 minutes. 6. Allow to sit for 5 minutes after cooking.

Review of new Killswitch Engage single, “In Due Time” By Charles Owens Special to the Johnsonian Few metal bands in the past decade have done what Killswitch Engage has done. They have revolutionized the sub-genre known as metalcore and seemlessly crossed over into hard rock outlets. Thanks to the operatic vocals of former vocalist, Howard Jones, the band gained attention for their melodic approach to metalcore. Jones’s departure prompted the band to recruit another former vocalist. They found Jesse Leach, who performed on the band’s 2000 self-titled debut and their 2002 album “Alive of Just Breathing.”

Leach’s return sparked mixed emotions from fans. Some fans were still not used to not hearing the impressive clean vocals of Jones and some thought Leach would to try to perform songs that Jones previously wrote. After a summer tour that was pelted with mixed reactions from fans online, the band announced that they had re-entered the studio to record their sixth studio album, which will be released on April 2, entitled “Disarm the Descent.” The first single, “In Due Time” was released this past Tues-

day, Jan 29, and is a refreshing return to the Killswitch that I felt had lost its way with their 2009 self-titled album. The harmonic, complex guitar playing of guitarists Adam Dutkiewicz, who also produced the album, and Joel Stroetzel proves to be a real focal point throughout the 3 minute track. Leach’s vocals are astounding and have certainly remained consistent throughout the years, which could be due to his work in other projects such as “The Empire Shall Fall” and “Times of Grace,” both of which are duos with Dutkiewicz.

The song “In due Time” is a quick, fast taste of what “Disarm the Descent” could possibly sound like, and if this track is any indication then listeners should expect one of the best metal albums of the year. Until then, as a proud, longtime fan of Killswitch Engage I can only say, “The time approaches...” Band: Killswitch Engage Single: “In Due Time” Album: “Disarm the Descent” Album Release Date: April 2, 2013 Similar Artists: Shadows Fall, Times of Grace, As I Lay Dying


Across 1. WU presidential candidate that wears bow ties. 3. Dr. DiGiorgio received this award Tuesday night. 7. WU presidential candidate that is involved in a conspiracy at Drexel University. 8. “____________ Smile” is the name is Will Johnson’s exhibit in the 3rd floor McLauren student gallery. 9. Holly ___________, WU alum and member of Governor Haley’s cabinet

spoke on leadership at WU on Tuesday. 10. First name of famous baseball player that visited WU. Down 2. Thibaut Taquet is from this town in France. 4. The _________ Dance Club just made their debut at WU. 5. Modern comfort food café in Rock Hill. 6. WU hosts free _________ for Rock Hill youth.  ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS CALENDAR 

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Feb 8 World Champion Spoken Word artist: Buddy Wakefield Dina’s Place 8 p.m. $5w/ID; $10 w/o ID, free w/ pass

Gallery ReceptionCaroline Rust, Visual Arts Event- through Feb. 17 6 p.m. Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St. Speech and Debate Johnson Studio Theatre 8 p.m. $5 w/ID; $10 w/o ID Xi Beta Founders’ Week 2013 “The EMANCIPATION”, A Fashion Show McBryde Hall 8 p.m. $5

Feb 9



Feb 10

Speech and Debate Johnson Studio Theatre 8 p.m. $5 w/ID; $10 w/o ID


Feb 11

Speech and Debate Johnson Studio Theatre 2 p.m. $5 w/ID; $10 w/o ID

Sonya Clark and Christine Kirouac Winthrop Galleries Speech and Debate Johnson Studio Theatre 8 p.m. $5 w/ID; $10 w/o ID

Cultural Event









“Education Under Fire,” awareness campaign Whitton Auditorium 7 p.m. free


Sonya Clark Rutledge Gallery


Faculty Series- Manwareen Chamber Program Barnes Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. free


Christine Kirouac Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery



Feb 12 Clark G Sonya Rutledge Gallery

Kirouac G Christine Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Partisanship, Structure and the Quality of Representation: The Puzzle of African American Education Politics Dina’s Place 11 a.m. free Two Sides to Every Story: the Controversial Debate over Light Skin vs. Dark Owens G01 8 p.m. free

Due to sizing restrictions, this calendar may not represent all events on campus. More detailed calendar coming soon at

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Winthrop forces Coastal to retreat back to the coast COASTAL • from front Coastal Carolina was ranked in the top 25 in rebounds and first in the Big South in rebound margin. The Eagles did not let this intimidate them, as they finished the game with a 39-27 advantage. Sophomore Derrick Henry led Winthrop, earning 15 points and three assists. “Their nastiness going to the offensive glass, I was proud of our guys for holding them to seven offensive rebounds,” said Kelsey. Sophomore Andre Smith finished the game 5 for 8. Smith also tied his career high of seven rebounds. Junior Joab Jerome finished the game with nine points, trailing behind Henry and Smith. The first half of the game did not appear in the Eagles’ favor. Coastal opened with an early 5-0 lead. Despite this, Winthrop came back with an 8-2 run to take the first lead of the game.

The game then volleyed back and forth, with Coastal returning with a 9-0 run to up the score to 16-8 thanks to Coastal’s Anthony Raffa. Though later throughout the game, it appeared that even Raffa was taken by our boys and became a Winthrop fan himself. The first half ended with a score of 26-25, and Coastal shot 46 percent while Winthrop shot 36 percent. The Eagles opened the second half strong in a 6-0 run and a 31-26 lead, thanks to triples from Smith. This with some assistance from Gideon Gamble put the Eagles ahead 38-29 with 13:15 left in the game. From wild cheers and chants from both Winthrop and Coastal fans alike, the end of the game was intense. After yet another win against Liberty this past Saturday, the boys will take on Longwood at home at 4 p.m. This game follows the women’s game against Campell at 1 p.m.

Big Stuff conquering the teal gamecock. Graphic by Althea Holenko •

Winthrop hosts free clinic for Rock Hill youth By Casey White Winthrop’s baseball stadium was packed with excited young kids who got a chance to learn about the sport from the Winthrop baseball team on Feb. 2. The team held a free youth clinic to give back to the children of the Rock Hill community. Tom Riginos, head coach, hopes that by forming a connection with the community, the community will in turn support the team in their upcoming season. The clinic featured stations relating to all aspects of the game including hitting, bunting, pitching, infield, outfield and running the bases. About 75 children were present at the event, which Riginos said exceeded his expectations. The members of the team set up stations to teach the children about the different parts of the sport and included games at their stations to make learning about baseball more fun for the kids. Outfielder TJ Olesczuk said that the team made the initiative to make the outfield portion of the clinic fun because many kids aren’t interested in playing the outfield. At this station the children would try to catch fly balls at the warning track and then running into the outfield wall. “It’s just fun to watch them do something as simple as running into the wall,” said Olesczuk. “They get a huge kick out of it. It’s just fun to see them smile. They can be dropping balls left and right but they always have a smile and laugh about it.” Olesczuk also enjoyed giving back to the community and seeing the kids who come out to watch the Winthrop team get their own chance to play on a college field. Jared Keels, a pitcher, also got a kick out of seeing the kids getting to play and allowing the community to see that the baseball team wants to reach out to the youth. “It spreads the love of the game to the younger generation and it’s good for the community to realize we have an outreach,” Keels said. “The same excitement I used to have doing things like this, these kids have it too.” Riginos hopes that the parents and the children who attended the clinic will come out to support the team in their first weekend of the season starting on Feb. 15. Riginos also encouraged Winthrop students and anyone in the community to support Winthrop baseball and come out to the games.

Aliyah Kilpatrick defending against CSU Photo by Tim Cowie

Top: A baseball player coaches the local children. Bottom: A child throws a ball to a baseball player. Photos by Adarrell Gadsden •

Congrats to Aliyah Kilpatrick on being named Big South Conference Freshman of the Week for her past two victories over Presbyterian and Charleston Southern!

Chipper Jones to visit Winthrop By Casey White

Chipper Jones will be the keynote speaker at Winthrop Baseball’s annual First Pitch Dinner on Feb. 10. Jones will be speaking to an expected 480 people at the sold-out event. Jones is most well-known for being the longtime third baseman for the Atlanta Braves. Jones started his professional baseball career playing for the Braves and stayed there for his entire career of 19 seasons. Jones retired at the end of the 2012 season. Jones is an eight time National League All-Star and is considered by some to be one of the best all around hitters in professional baseball. Jones was a switchhitter and ended his career with 468 homeruns and 1623 runs batted in (RBIs). This is the most career RBIs of any third baseman. While Jones is at Winthrop he will also be speaking to the baseball team after their Sunday practice and appearing at a VIP autograph session open to only 50 people. Jones’ appearances at these events are meant to raise money for the baseball program’s upcoming season, which kicks off on Feb. 15 with a home game against Maryland Eastern Shore.

1030 Edward St. Rock Hill, SC 803.324.5225 1.2 miles from Winthrop University

Chipper Jones at the bat. Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Braves

Shelby Chiasson | Sports Editor

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Surge Protectors

Ravens hold off second half surge to become Super Bowl champions terback Colin Kaepernick and running back Frank Gore. After the Ravens made the score 34-29 with a Justin Tucker field goal with about Super Bowl XLVII was full of memorable four minutes to go, it seemed that San moments. From kickoff to halftime to a Francisco was poised to make a memorable power outage that left half of the Superdome drive down the field to win the game with a in the dark to the touchdown. epic conclusion of It even seemed one of the finer big that way as the games in recent offense did indeed memory. march down the The Ravens field, but it was not started out strong, meant to be on this showcasing a night. The Ravens dominating perfordefense made an mance in the first incredible goal line half that left many stand in the closing people stunned. minutes, to clinch With a 21-6 halfthe game after altime lead, many lowing a safety with thought that the only four seconds game was actually left. As the clock over at that point. went to all zeroes, This trend you saw many seemed to conexpressions on tinue into the early the field. Celebramoments of the tions of players like third quarter, after Baltimore’s Joe a record-tying 108Flacco (who was yard kickoff return also named MVP), for a touchdown by and Ray Lewis Baltimore’s Jacoby (who was playing Jones. Then, of in the final NFL all of the things game of his legendthat could have ary seventeen year The Lombardi trophy went to the Ravens this year. career). occurred, the lights Photo courtesy of the National Football League went out. The anguish could As social media exbe seen on the side ploded during the power outage that susof defeat from players like Caepernick, Gore pended play for almost a half hour in The and even on the expression of head coach Superdome, it seemed that this event was Jim Harbaugh (who was coaching against doing nothing but prolonging the inevitable his brother John, who is Baltimore’s head Raven domination. After this hysteria, the coach). game finally resumed play, and would go This Super Bowl had the storylines, the down as one of the more memorable second drama, the passion and in the end one team halves in recent Super Bowl memory. basked in the glory of victory. The bottom While the power may have gone off in the line is this; Super Bowl XLVII lived up to the stadium, the power seemed to come back on hype, and proved to be a phenomenal game for the NFC Champion 49ers. The Niners on both sides. If there could be one word clawed their way back thanks to key defento describe this game and its attributes, it sive stands and causing multiple turnovers, would be only one word: opportunities in which their offense capitalEpic. ized with scoring possesions led by quarBy Charles Owens

2/8 - Women’s tennis @ Wake Forest 2/8 - Women’s lacrosse @ Howard 2/9 - Softball vs. Ohio State - 10 a.m. + Elon - 5:30 p.m. 2/9 - Women’s basketball vs. Campbell - 1 p.m. 2/9 - Men’s basketball vs. Longwood - 4 p.m. 2/9 - Men’s and women’s Track and Field at the Spire Invitational 2/10 - Softball vs. Ohio State - 10 a.m. 2/10 - Women’s lacrosse @ Navy Academy - 12 p.m. 2/10 - Softball @ Georgia - 12:30 p.m. 2/10 - Men’s tennis @ UNC Wilmington - 1 p.m. 2/13 - Men’s basketball vs. Charleston Southern - 7 p.m.

Lady Eagles fall to VCU, 6-1

A Lady Eagle in action against VCU. Photo courtesy of Winthrop Athletics By Shelby Chiasson The Lady Eagles took a tumble this past Sunday in a match against the #47 ranked VCU. This game makes the third straight match lost against nationally ranked opponents. Members of VCU’s team started winning matches early, with the #3 seed doubles matches with Olga Barscheuskaya and Salome Kvitashvilli beating Winthrop sophomore Ekin Gunaysu and freshman Caitlin Cridland 8-2. VCU also won the #2 seed doubles with Daria Yakauleva and Olga Terteac closing against freshman Alice Garcia and senior Giovanna Portioli 8-3. Jose-

fin Hjertquist and Yukako Noi were defeating senior Yasmine Alkema and junior Andressa Garcia 8-6 when their match was stopped. In the singles category, Yasmine Alkema, who is ranked 95th, defeated VCU’s 46th ranked Salome Kvitashvilli 6-2, 3-6 and 6-4. The number two seed Andressa Garcia lost to Olga Terteac 5-7, 6-7. The third seed Alice Garcia fell to Yukako Noi 1-6, 5-7, while the number four seed Giovanna Portioli lost to Josefin Hjertquist 4-6, 1-6. Lastly, the number five seed Caitlin Cridland lost to Olga Barscheuskaya 4-6, 6-3. The Lady Eagles will play Wake Forest next Saturday the 9th at 4 p.m.

Women’s basketball defeats CSU on their home turf

Don’t count your War Eagles before they hatch University. Upon verbally committing to Gus They say, “don’t count your chickens before Malzahn’s team, Foster went out and like any they hatch.” But for one high school football good athlete, adorned his body with a strateplayer, he counted his War Eagles a bit too gically theatrical “AU” on his bicep. soon. The tat barely had enough time Reuben Foster, one of the nato scab over and heal before Fostion’s top 20 recruits, is an inside ter realized his mistake. The No. linebacker for Auburn High 1-ranked linebacker announced on School. While he has gained Monday that he would officially sign national attention for his impreswith Alabama. sive stats (averaging 4.1 tackles And in case any of you are just as per game) he couldn’t quite tackle confused as Foster apparently is, the decision on just where to play college ball. Kaitlyn Schallhorn Alabama and Auburn are both in the It’s not unusual for players to SEC. Alabama and Auburn do not Managing Editor flip-flop on their commitments. get along. After all, the future is scary enough Foster’s extreme dedication to whatfor high school kids as it is without throwing ever he sets his mind to should make Nick Saban thrilled for the fall. athletics into it all. But it does beg the question—will Foster It’s even not that unheard of for a player artfully place Alabama’s logo on his other to verbally commit to one school and end up bicep? Will he add a big X over his Auburn signing with their rival. emblem? But the penalty flag was thrown by sports With all of these tattoos maybe he should enthusiasts and self-proclaimed critiques at have just signed with Ohio State. Foster for his dramatic dedication to Auburn

Men’s tennis drops the ball to CofC

Schquillia Nunn attempting a shot the last week’s match against CSU. Photo courtesy of Tim Cowie By Shelby Chiasson The Lady Eagles captured their eigth straight win on the road this past Groundhog day in North Charleston. Defeating the Bucaneers 73-65, the Lady Eagles record improves to 9-2 in the Big South and 15-8 overall. Charleston Southern falls to 1-10 in the Big South and 6-14 overall. Freshman Schquilla Nunn captured her 10th double-double of the season, earning a 16-point, 14-rebound performance to lead the team. Junior Dequesha McClanahan led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 17 points, while Aliyah Kilpatrick finished with 16 and scored two free throws with 16 seconds left in the game to secure the win. There was a point in the match where the Lady Eagles held a 19 point lead over the Bucaneers.With 11:32 remaining in the second half, the Bucaneers came back with a 11-0 run, catching up to the Lady Eagles 46-38. Winthrop bounced back from this unexpected run by creating a 16-point lead, thanks to a play

from sophomore Samiya Wright. Though the Bucaneers outscored Winthrop 19-8 over a period of five mintues, the Lady Eagles came back with six straight free throws, (two by McClanahan, Choibekova and Kilpatrick, respectively) in the final 39 seconds of the game. Winthrop never trailed throughout the entire game, keeping a strong hold on the Bucaneers. The team shot 41 percent for the game (25-61) compared to Charleston Southern’s 36 percent. The Lady Eagle’s current winning streak ties with the 1983-84 team. The team will attempt to break this in their next match on February 9 at 1 p.m. against the Campbell Camels. This game is also the Black Out Day, where the Eagles will be wearing black uniforms and urge fans to wear black as well. Saturday is also a double header for Winthrop basketball, as the men will face Longwood at 4 p.m. Make it out and support both teams!

Michael Chen against a CofC athlete. Photo courtesy of Jack Frost By Shelby Chiasson The men’s tennis team lost in a tough battle against College of Charleston in a match this past Friday. This loss takes the Eagles down to a 2-3 record. Sophomore Dylan Comerford and sophomore Peter Nagovnak each won matches against players from Charleston. Comerford defeated Brice Allanic 7-5 abd 6-2. Nagovnak sailed past Sebastian Lopez, 6-3 and 6-1.

Junior Yuta Hirokawa lost to Crescente Lesser 6-4, 6-4. Freshman Juan Pablo Boada could not get past Charlie Ghrisky, losing 6-4, 7-6. In doubles, freshmen Steven Patrick and Boada defeated Matt Daly and Billy Kenny 8-6. This wasn’t enough to claim the important doubles points, and this aided Charleston in winning the match. The Eagles will play UNC Wilmington on February 10 at 1 p.m. in Wilmington.


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