THE INDEPENDENT STUDENT NEWS ORGANIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | WWW.NEWSRECORD.ORG FEBRUARY 1 - FEBRUARY 7 | 2012
CRIME A FULL REPORT ON 2011 CRIME ON CAMPUS AND IN CLIFTON
BY: LANCE LAMBERT FOR THE NEWS RECORD A GRAPHIC ANALYSIS BY ARIEL CHEUNG
SOMALI RESCUE 3
LORETTA LYNN STILL HAS IT 5
SUPER BOWL HEADS VS. TAILS 9
SEAM SCENE: FASHIONABLE ’CATS 10
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Navy SEALs rescue hostages
Syrian protest body count rises
Addicted to the Internet
ENTERTAINMENT: Bob Dylan tribute album
Heads or Tails: Who will win the Super Bowl?
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American, Dane rescued by SEALs in Somalia
Nancy A. Youssef | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — American commandos dropped into Somalia on Tuesday night to rescue two aid workers who were held hostage, including an American, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The news of the raid came hours after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night. While Obama made no mention of the rescue mission, he was seen telling Defense Secretary Leon Panetta before the speech, “Good job tonight.” Members of Navy SEAL Team 6 — the team that led the operation last May that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan — were part of the mission, Pentagon officials said. Arriving by helicopter, the special forces troops killed nine Somali kidnappers. They then rescued the American woman and Danish man whom the Somalis had been holding since October. The hostages, Jessica Buchanan, 32, and Poul Hagen
Thisted, 60, were working for the Danish Demining Group, which clears land mines and unexploded munitions in conflict zones. Two truckloads of gunmen kidnapped them as they were en route to an airport in the central Somalia town of Galkayo on Oct. 25, according to the U.S. military. Pentagon officials said they thought the hostages had been held as part of a growing problem in Somalia of kidnapping for profit, not as an act of terrorism. Somalia is also home to a violent Islamist insurgent group, al-Shabab, but U.S. officials said that group wasn’t involved in the kidnapping. Although the kidnappers were widely described as Somali pirates, the Defense Department referred to them as “criminal suspects.” “The United States will not tolerate the abduction of our people, and will spare no effort to secure the safety of our citizens and to bring their captors to justice,” Obama said.
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Internet, drug addictions similar to brain Amber Vail | TNR Contributor
A study conducted in China shows similar brain patterns between drug addicts and Internet addicts. The study, published in the scientific journal PLoS One, was conducted by Hao Lei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan. The study observed 35 men and women between the ages of 14 and 21. Seventeen out of the 35 were diagnosed with Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) by answering yes to such questions as, “Have you repeatedly made unsuccessful efforts control, cut back or stop Internet use?” Courtesy of MCT Campus Dr. Thomas Nguyen, an assistant professor A BAD HABIT Chinese researchers have found that some Internet users of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences have similar brain patterns to drug addicts, but one University of Cincinnati at the University of Cincinnati’s medical researcher says the consequences of some drugs do not compare. college, gave his insight on the study.
Monday, Jan. 23
What: Theft from building When: 7 p.m. Where: 234 Goodman St. No arrest made. What: Criminal mischief When: 4 p.m. Where: 2935 Campus Green Drive No arrest made.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
What: Trespassing When: 12:50 a.m. Where: 2901 Woodside Drive Suspect arrested.
“Addiction is addiction,” Nguyen said. “It is a neurological brain disease, which causes individuals to act certain ways.” MRI scans showed changes in the subjects’ white matter of the brain, showing evidence of disruption to connections in nerve fibers in the brain areas involving self-control, decision making and emotions. Nguyen expressed the belief that brain scans of drug addicts and Internet addicts would be similar because they are both addictions; however, certain addictions have more severe consequences than others. “Someone who is an Internet addict has consequences not as severe as someone who is using heroin, which carriers the risk of transmitting drugs such as HIV and Hepatitis C,” Nguyen said.
What: Theft from motor vehicle When: 7 a.m. Where: 3223 Eden Ave. No arrest made.
What: Theft from buildings When: 3 p.m. Where: 2906 Woodside Drive No arrest made.
What: Drug abuse of marijuana When: 10:30 p.m. Where: 240 Calhoun St. No arrest made.
Sunday, Jan. 29
Thursday, Jan. 26
What: Drug abuse of marijuana When: 12:30 a.m. Where: Daniels Hall No arrest made.
What: Criminal mischief When: 12 a.m. Where: 2815 Commons Way No arrest made. What: Trespassing When: 2:30 a.m. Where: 256 Goodman St. No arrest made.
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STILL IN CAPTIVITY Warren Weinstein, 70, of Rockville, Md., was kidnapped Aug. 13, 2011, in Lahore, Pakistan. The aid contractor, shown in this undated photo, is being held by militants with Lashkare-Jhangvi, a Pakistani al Qaida affiliate. is alive and in good health, being held by a Pakistani al-Qaida affiliate that’s likely to use him as a bargaining chip, according to militants, security officials and analysts. No timetable has been given for possible negotiations or his release.
CHINESE CONCRETE TROUBLE Gao Jingyin holds a document related to his brother’s fight to unwind contracts signed by previous officials in Beitai Village. His brother, Gao Jinghe, is the elected Beitai Village leader who stabbed two officials from his township on Jan. 15, after they refused to reimburse him for $300 worth of concrete to repair a township building. Hannah Allam | mct campus
DEATH TOLL MOUNTS Security forces killed 37 people in Syria on Friday, activists and residents said, in one of the worst sectarian attacks in a revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Reports from Damascus and other regions in Syria claim that more than 500 Syrians have been killed since protests began to depose al-Assad in June 2011. The leader remains in Syria despite his deteriorating health and the violent protests.
Incredibly loud, extremely boring movie review:
“Extremely loud and incredibly close”
ben goldschmidt | staff reporter
“Extremely loud and Incredibly Close” is not an awful film. It is a powerful and heart-wrenching film; however, I would hardly call it entertaining. Based on the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, “Loud and Close” requires
a lot of patience and has a slow pace, which makes it hard to stay emotionally involved. I almost feel guilty for not enjoying it more, as it sets itself up as one of the most important films of the year almost by default. But given the weight of its premise, I don’t think that is unfair. Tom Hanks fans will be slightly disappointed with the scarcity of his performance. However, this plays to an interesting sense that I have never experienced as a moviegoer. Thomas Schell, played by Hanks, is a father who was killed in the 9/11 attacks. As a Hanks fan, I found myself missing him and wanting him back, same as his young boy Oskar. Because of Hanks’ star-power and charisma as a performer, I was truly able to put myself in the little boy’s shoes — I genuinely wanted my actor back. The relationship between young Oskar and his mother, played by Sandra Bullock, is complicated and I applaud the child-actor Thomas Horn for his ability to play the role so well. In “Loud and Close”, Horn gives Haley Joel Osment Photo courtesy of mct campus
MORE TOM, PLEASE While “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” is an extremely and incredibly powerful film, the slow pace and lack to Tom Hanks makes for a long evening.
a run for his money as the standard for child acting. I’d keep an eye out for young Horn in the future. For a child to play that role well, let alone understand the underlying themes of the film is astonishing. Add to that the fact that he is living with a grieving widowed mother, and the concoction is somber enough to bring a tear to the devil’s eye. If puzzle solving and having analytical conversations after seeing a movie is your idea of a bang-up Friday night, this might be your best option. However, the kinds of symbolism and parallels that spur this kind of conversation are laid out in a very simple way. It doesn’t take an English student armed with 15 gallons of coffee and an Adderall to sift through the literary characteristics portrayed in the film. Everything is tied together in a neat manner, which is good for the person who hates to think during a movie, but is bad for anyone who enjoys to be challenged. “Loud and Close” is one of those films that is enjoyed more in retrospect. While the movie itself was beautiful, there were no wowing special effects to keep the eye entertained, and the soundtrack was as slow as the pace of action. But the story is solid enough — and heartbreaking enough — to keep even the harshest critics in their seats.
‘Honky-Tonk Girl’ Loretta Lynn still has it
blake hammond | senior reporter
As my mother and I drove down the lonely country roads of Indiana, we began to see signs for Belterra Casino, where Loretta Lynn, “The First Lady of Country,” had stopped by to perform as a part of her 50th anniversary tour. I had never been to a casino before, so I didn’t know what to expect. My intuition told me that it would most likely be a bunch of 50-year-old chronic gamblers who reside at the Belterra every weekend, slowly drinking and betting away their Social Security checks. As we pulled up to the Belterra, my intuition proved right. Walking into the building we were immediately greeted by the delightful aroma of a nursing home mixed with a dive bar. As I’m almost instantaneously run over by a woman on a motor-powered scooter, I noticed the elderly woman not only had a beer in one hand, but also a cigarette in the other. This presents the question: Can you
get a DUI on a motorized wheelchair? After my mom and I gambled away all of our money (quickest $120 ever spent), it was almost time for the show. Most acts performing at the Belterra, — and casinos like it across the country — are washed up one-hit wonders from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Artists like Kansas, who happen to be performing at the Belterra on Feb. 18, are all but “Dust in The Wind” in the world of pop culture. Yet, Saturday night was different. Saturday night I saw a living legend. Saturday night I saw someone who changed music forever. On Saturday night, I saw the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” — Loretta Lynn herself. As I walked into the concert venue inside of the Belterra resort, I quickly realized I was the youngest attendee. My mom, who has been a nurse for the last 20 odd years, quickly stated, “If anyone goes down tonight, I’m not a nurse. I’m off-duty, OK?” The 50th anniversary tour was a bit
of a family affair, as the show kicked off with a small set from Lynn’s beautiful twin daughters who, just like their mother, have an amazing set of pipes. The real show started when Lynn came out in a dashing and somewhat ridiculous purple dress that bedazzled from head-to-toe. As she belted out hits like “Honky-Tonk Girl,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” and “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind),” you could tell that the country legend hasn’t missed a beat over all these years. The most emotional moment of the show came when Lynn sang a cover of Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You,” a homage to her late best friend. After she finished the song, you could tell it’s still hard for her to hear Patsy’s songs, even if she is the one singing them. After many stories of her Butcher Hallow hometown, and cute yet entertaining quips between Lynn and her band, the concert was finished off with her hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
photo courtesy of mct campus
COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER Loretta Lynn’s 50th anniversary tour provides for a country music experience unlike any other among an audience filled with senior citizens and longtime fans.
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COVER STORY LANCE LAMBERT | SENIOR REPORTER
REPORT UPTOWN CAMPUS SEES ONE-THIRD LESS CRIME, BUT CLIFTON-AREA CRIME GOES UP 9 PERCENT
In light of a high frequency of crime reports in the University of Cincinnati area, reports show that most offenses have tapered. There was a 77 percent drop in breaking and entering/burglary in 2011, compared to 2010, contributing to an overall decrease of 32 percent in offenses that took place at UC’s uptown campus. Crime statistics provided by the UC Police Division (UCPD) show a drop from 525 offenses in 2010 to 371 offenses committed in 2011. The number of thefts and aggravated assaults decreased dramatically, but auto theft jumped 400 percent — from two offenses in 2010 to 10 offenses in 2011. “Burglaries have dropped dramatically,” said Michael Cureton, UCPD chief of police. “It has to do with the better education of students, faculty and staff; people locking doors [and] setting alarms, which is helping decrease burglaries.” No definite answer can entirely explain the high drop in crime, Cureton said. “Since [Cureton arrived] at UC, crime patterns in local communities around UC are discussed in weekly meetings with the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD),” Cureton said.
AUTO THEFT: T h e university is planning to work with the
We are as safe as any other university who has 40,000 students, a medial center and an urban environment — if not safer. —MICHAEL CURETON UCPD CHIEF OF POLICE
CPD to add more cameras and make sure people know someone nearby is there to help them if needed, Cureton said. Theft offenses at UC decreased 26 percent this past year, a drop from 433 in 2010 to 323 thefts in 2011. Common items stolen on campus in 2011 were bicycles, personal devices, cell phones and laptops, Cureton said. “We are planning on utilizing our relations with the CDP, with the partner car,” Cureton said. “UC police officers and CPD will patrol the south and west borders of the campus.” UCPD will increase the number of officers from 2011 to 2012, along with more building security and more police on bicycles to increase visibility, Cureton said. “One of our UC police officers goes to roll car with CPD and goes on patrol with District 5 in the Clifton area around 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.,” Cureton said. Improving the security of UC’s buildings is a priority, especially in light of the recent computer lab thefts, Cureton said. On Nov. 28 2011, for example, the journalism computer lab located in McMicken 116, was broken i n t o ,
resulting in $23,000 worth of computer equipment being stolen. The CPD numbers for the Clifton area show a 9.33 percent increase in offenses in the past two years — resulting in a jump from 592 offenses in 2010 to 634 in 2011. The most significant change was in rapes reported, dropping 89 percent from 2010 to 2011 — while robbery, felonious assault, burglary and theft from auto have all gradually increased over the past year. Clifton has experienced an increase in graffiti the past year, said Lisa Johnson, CPD District 5 neighborhood liaison officer for the Clifton area. Working with the UCPD has been a great help to our efforts, Johnson said. “I think college students are more afraid of the UCPD than [CPD], because they are more afraid of being expelled or losing their scholarships than going to jail or paying a ticket,” Johnson said. Regional campuses of UC saw relatively very few offenses in 2011 — UC Clermont College had seven offenses in all of 2011 and Blue Ash College had six. UC’s East Campus endured a slight jump in crime, from 41 offenses in 2010 to 63 in 2011 — the bulk of the jump coming from thefts. “We are as safe as any other university who has 40,000 students, a medical center and an urban environment — if not safer,” Cureton said. Neither UC nor Clifton reported a homicide offense in 2010 or 2011, according to reports from UCPD and CPD.
HOW TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY
Lock your dorm Pepper spray Use your phone and apartment can protect you to report doors from assaults offenses
Be aware of your surroundings
UCPD STATISTICS BY TYPE OF OFFENSE
Assault stats include simple and aggravated assault; theft includes auto theft.
UCPD 2011 LINE ITEM ARRESTS
29 alcohol arrests 1 weapon
2011 vs. 2010 BY THE NUMBERS
percent decrease in campus crime
fewer thefts on UC campus
percent increase in Clifton-area crime
$23,000 cost of equipment stolen from journalism lab
percent drop in breaking & entering/burglary
percent decrease in campus crime
UCPD 2011 OFFENSES BY MONTH
42 20 32 29
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Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?
Did you watch the Pro Bowl, or NHL All-Star Game?
Pro Bowl — it was rather fun because there were 100 points scored.
No, I’d rather watch the WNBA.
Late 2nd or early 3rd round — running backs in the NFL are interchangeable.
Somewhere. The dude is a straight-up beast.
Not to the Bengals, I hope.
The precipitous decline is rather disappointing. Mickey Bronin needs to step up his game.
Who are we ﬁghting next to get our ass in gear? Is Ray Rice coming with him? Then, it’d be a good hire.
Where do you think Isaiah Pead will get drafted? What do you think about the Bearcats’ basketball losing streak?
What do you think about Too soon to hire him — the Raheem Morris experiment the Buccaneers hiring failed, and so will this. Greg Schiano?
Patriots Cyclones only. Kick Ice, baby!
Sam Weinberg Sports editor @samberg89
Scott Winﬁeld News editor @ScottJWinﬁeld
Giants, but I’ll be pulling for the Pats.
I watched the ﬁrst-stringers in the Pro Bowl and the ﬁrst half of the All-Star game.
Somewhere in the 3rd round.
They need some of that Zach Anderson motivation.
I hope they get it together.
Like I said before, they’ll lose half of the Big East games and miss the tourney.
Who are the Buccaneers again?
A terrible hire — I feel sorry for Buc fans.
I side with Keith. He lost his playmakers at Rutgers and isn’t coming into a good situation in Tampa.
Bob Dylan tribute features great, terrible tracks KATIE GRIFFITH | TNR CONTRIBUTOR
Bob Dylan has put out more than 50 albums throughout his career, but “Chimes of Freedom”, released Jan. 24, is unlike any other. The compilation features more than 70 different artists and their adaptations to some of Dylan’s most influential and provocative songs.
The tribute album honors more than just Dylan. In fact, it celebrates Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, a worldwide organization that fights for human rights and injustice. Dylan has proven to be one of the loudest voices for civil rights and concern for humanity. He does just that in the only song he performs on the album — previously released in 1964 on “Another Side of Bob Dylan”. The song speaks on behalf of “the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail … for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe.” This inspirational song is the last you’ll hear on the album, but what comes before it is the real treat. From Maroon 5 to Ziggy Marley and Patti Smith to Miley Cyrus, “Chimes of Freedom” exhibits a diverse unification of sound. It comes together seamlessly in certain areas, unfortunately others are a bit patchwork. When I say patchwork, I mean Ke$ha comes apart at the seams. Her a cappella rendition of “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” is hopeless; her whimpering voice cuts in PHOTO COURTESY OF MCT CAMPUS
and out between sniffles and heavy sighs. Where’s Regina Spektor when you need her? There are NOTEWORTHY: certain sounds - JUST LIKE A that just don’t WOMAN mix with the (CARLY SIMON) impeccable tunes - THE TIMES, of Bob Dylan, THEY ARE My Chemical A-CHANGIN’ Romance has one (FLOGGING of those sounds. MOLLY) “Desolation Row” - SUBTERRANEAN takes a turn for HOMESICK BLUES the teen-angst (MICHAEL worst as Dylan’s FRANT) lyrics are shouted and mumbled at the same time, making the music too intense for the song. I understand MCR has an image to uphold, but they should have considered tweaking it a bit for this compilation. On another note, Carly Simon absolutely redefines “Just Like a Woman.” Tranquil notes emanate from soft piano keys that complement the depths of her voice and complete the transformation of the cover. Zee Avi and Adele are among others who utilized a captivating voice to reiterate
Dylan’s important themes. Miley Cyrus’ rendition of “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” doesn’t stray too far from the original, but is refreshingly delightful. The song evokes the innocence in her voice and suggests talent. Patti Smith also decided not to over execute her delivery of “Drifters Escape.” In my eyes, Smith can do no wrong and her liberation of the lonely drifter did the song every bit of justice. However lengthy it may be, the album successfully demonstrates the excellence and influence of the legendary Dylan’s career. The most prominent songs were chosen and placed wisely, and though I haven’t mentioned it yet, there’s no need to worry, “Subterranean Homesick Blues” is indeed included. I don’t think such a tribute could have been made without it, and Michael Franti translates the homesick blues perfectly. Don’t pass up a chance to hear this album; it’s a tribute like you’ve never heard before, and the profit goes directly to Amnesty International. Good cause, great music, and Bob Dylan — what more could you ask for?
Who will win Super Bowl XLVI? The TNR sports team debates which team will walk away with a victory after the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Giants will stop Brady, Belichick for second time
Patriots will get revenge on New York in Indy
SAM WEINBERG | SPORTS EDITOR
CATHY HEBERT | SENIOR REPORTER
Sorry Pats’ fans, but Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin and Co. will slay the Greatriots for a second time to walk away with the Lombardi hardware. Granted, I think the game will be close, but ultimately, the Pats don’t have the complete team like the Giants do. Sure, the Patriots’ offense led by Brady and his small fleet of pass-catching tight ends was lights out in the regular season, but the Giants’ offense is no slouch either. They finished ranked eighth in the regular season, but also have posted the best numbers in the playoffs with 1,214 total yards and 81 points. Even though he PHOTO: MCT CAMPUS still looks — and INTO HIS OWN Eli Manning ﬁnished the regular sometimes talks — like season with 4,933 yards — fourth most in the a pre-pubescent eighth league — while throwing for 29 touchdowns to grader, Manning has lead the Giants to a 9-7 regular season record. come into his own and has emerged as an elite quarterback. With Hackeem Nicks and Victor Cruz catching the passes, the Giants should have no issues shredding New England’s 31st-ranked pass defense, which made Joe Flacco look like an all-star — something he’s clearly not. New York might not have the fire power to put up big numbers like the Patriots generally do, but they won’t need to since I can’t see the Giants’ defense surrendering more than 21 points. Simply put, New York’s D-line is a beast. Jason Pierre-Paul is as athletic and disruptive as they come for defensive ends, and Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora are no slouches either. With all the pressure coming from the New York pass-rush — and with Brady throwing against a secondary that hauled in 20 interceptions this regular season — expect the Pats’ throwing offense to be lackluster at best. The game might be close, so I’m calling the Giants 24-17 as Couglin builds his Hall of Fame resume and Eli starts to make a legitimate case for being better than his brother.
The New England Patriots will win Super Bowl XLVI. How? Some guy named Tom Brady, armed with his receiving weapons of mass destruction, will be too much for the ever-powerful New York Giants defense to handle. While Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Jason Pierre-Paul and the rest of the Giants’ defense are an extremely talented and physical bunch, the Patriots’ offense will spread the defense too thin to cover them all while simultaneously generating a pass rush. Between Deion Branch, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Rob Gronkowski, Aaron PHOTO: MCT CAMPUS Hernandez, Wes BOSTON’S FAVORITE SON Since he Welker, Danny inherited the starting quarterback job from Drew Woodhead and Bledsoe during the 2011 season, Tom Brady maybe even Chad has won three Super Bowls for the Patriots. Ochocinco — unless he’s busy tweeting — there are too many players that need to be covered on every down. On top of that, the Patriots have a solid offensive line that will give Brady the time he needs to pick apart the Giants’ defense. It is true that Eli Manning is just as talented as Brady — maybe even more so depending on who you talk to, but it is also true that Manning defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII — a victory that was, however, in large part thanks to the acrobatic-athleticism of David Tyree. That loss, combined with Brady’s poor performance in the Conference Championship game, will fuel him to play his best — a scary scenario. Those picking the Giants will point a critical finger at the Patriots’ subpar defense as to why they win, and rightfully so. The Patriots’ defense was mediocre all year with the secondary being the weakest link on the team. The Pats’ defense was able to generate three sacks in their last game, however, and what better time for their secondary to step up than in the Super Bowl? Patriots win 24-17.
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COLLEEN CELSOR | TNR CONTRIBUTOR
Hey fashion lovers and stylin’ folks everywhere. I’ve got three more well-dressed Bearcats for you this week. Though I stalked TUC to ﬁnd people outside of DAAP, I once again ended up with designers and architects. Next time, I shall hang out in CCM and see who I ﬁnd. I’m imagining muse-like dancers and rock star musicians. Until then, enjoy these looks from the big, confusing building on the edge of campus.
THERESA STEWART fifth-year digital design student
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? This is a bit of an eclectic outﬁt in terms of where the pieces came from. The coat is from the New York & Company outlet, the boots are Beryll from Free People, the dress is from Asos, and the bag is something I picked up at the Army Navy Surplus Store while I was in Seattle.
WHO OR WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST STYLE INFLUENCE?
My dress in inﬂuenced from all sorts of things. I love the classic feminine looks from the ’40s, as well as anything military and menswear inspired. My biggest icon though has to be Shingai Shoniwa, who is the lead singer of the Noisettes. She has a really bold style that I aspire toward. WHY THIS OUTFIT WORKS: Theresa’s outﬁt is a cool combination of military chic and classic feminine. Her pleated, sheer skirt contrasts nicely with her tailored peacoat and combat boots. Her bag is great! She said she got it from an army surplus store, but it looks exactly on trend and is a perfect size for a laptop!
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? An oversized white button-down under a saltand-pepper sweater by Shades of Greige. Olive colored carrot pants from TopShop, ordinary working boots with a navy blue peacoat from H&M and a black Burberry tote bag. FUN FACT: Clothing is only considered “vintage” if it’s from 1920-1960. Anything after 1960 is “retro”. WHY THIS OUTFIT WORKS: Jaron’s style is something every man should aspire to. He represents the most important part of well designed menswear: attention to detail. He has picked every piece of his outﬁt with intention, but nothing looks overworked. I like how he complements his neutral color pallet with pop color shoe laces. The tiny chain around his neck on the outside of his collar is the icing on the cake.
first-year graduate student in architecture
fourth-year fashion design student
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
LL Bean Boots, white jeans from a Goodwill in New Hampshire, H&M sweater, Army jacket from Village Thrift, my great-grandmother’s fox fur stole
WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST STYLE INFLUENCE? My friend Chris, who sings in his band Baby Alpaca. The way he composes an outﬁt and creates his own garments inspires me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BLOG?
http://haw-lin.com/ is a collection of really random but pleasing photos.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP?
NVision Vintage and Casablanca Vintage in Northside always have awesome picks. Grand St. Bakery in NYC for vintage. Kiosk in NYC for gifts. Rosie at the Brush Factory in Brighton always has awesome ﬁnds. Etsy for anything diﬃcult and speciﬁc I am looking for.
WHY THIS OUTFIT WORKS:
Maybe this heading should say “Why this outﬁt is awesome,” because Maggie’s clothes are kinda nuts in the best possible way. Maggie is very inventive with her clothing choices, and though I love wild as much as polished, I would not necessarily recommend everyone try to pull this oﬀ. This outﬁt is mostly white with crazy embellishment on her sweater. She has wrapped her giant fur stole around her head like a turban, alluding to The Row’s fall 2011 collection. Thoughts on fur: When fur is 2nd hand (i.e. from a thrift store or handed down from your grandmother), it’s OK. It is better to continue using something than throw it away for moral reasons. However, I would not suggest that anyone buy new fur unless they knew that the conditions of the manufacturer were humane.
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