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131 years in print Vol. CXXXI Issue VIII
MONDAY | OCT. 11 | 2010
FAMILIES, FRIENDS MOURN LOSS OF LOVED ONES
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BELL RUNG Bearcats power past RedHawks, win 45-3
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Safety on campus consumes town hall denise thomas | STAFF REPORTER
The recent robberies in and around campus were the topic of discussion at the first town hall meeting hosted by the University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Student Government Thursday. One of the initiatives raised by SGA President Drew Smith and Vice President Mark Rooney was to enable a kiosk — an accessible tool on any cell phone — to assist students with the Bearcat Transportation System. The kiosk would allow students to track the shuttles at any point on their route and is expected to be active at the end of October. When informed about a student unable to reach NightWalk for a pick up Friday evening after multiple calls, Rooney said he would speak with NightWalk representatives to handle the concern. Gene Ferrara, chief of the UC Police Division and a guest speaker at the meeting, said he recorded a decrease in crime during the summer but has recently seen an increase within the past few weeks both on and off campus.
The University of Cincinnati might have a stellar academic reputation, but a recent report shows it is lacking in one area — sexual health. UC ranked 112 out of 141 colleges surveyed in the fifth annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, dropping six spots from its 2009 ranking of 106. Each university was also given a GPA based on campus sexual health knowledge. UC earned a score of 1.94. Trojan partnered with Rock the Vote and Sperling’s BestPlaces to
rank American colleges and universities based on the sexual health resources and information available to students for the year’s report card. Schools received grades in categories including student opinion, availability and cost of birth control and condoms, availability of sexually transmitted infection testing and counseling on campus. The university should have received top marks on its sexual health education and resources, said Regan Johnson, director of UC’s Wellness Center Program. “The Wellness Center provides sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and birth control, quarterly HIV testing courtesy of Stop AIDS, professional and peer educational programming, sexual
assault peer advocate program, awareness programming, one-on-one consultations, website resources and free sexual health products — including condoms — available in the Wellness Center daily,” Johnson said when asked what UC is doing to improve the sexual health of its student body. When asked why UC received such a poor ranking, Johnson said many students don’t know about the services the university offers. “We could do a better job of getting the word out,” Johnson said. “Many students don’t know about the programs and initiatives we offer.” Johnson also questions the accuracy of Trojan’s findings. see trojan | 4
DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART and PLANNING
THE BIG FORTY Gordon Salchow (right) shakes hands and greets attendees of DAAP’s celebration of its graphic design program’s 40-year anniversary Friday, Oct. 8.
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RETIRING AND WINNING Professors Joseph Bottoni and Gordon Robert Salschow and Associate Professor Heinz Shenker (from left) were honored during the anniversary ceremonies. Salchow praised DAAP’s high standards for success.
Graphic design program celebrates 40th anniversary jasmine seard | staff reporter
All creative people know that learning is best when together in a collective group. —robert probst PROFESSOR AND DEAN OF DAAP
The College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning celebrated the 40th anniversary of its graphic design program Friday by honoring scholarship winners and saluting a retiring professor. The event, “40+GD: Collective Wisdom,” featured presentations from seniors of the graphic design program and a final lecture by Gordon Robert Salchow, a retiring DAAP professor emeritus, for the
More robberies hit UC, Corryville JAMES SPRAGUE | NEWS EDITOR
Robbery has again struck the University of Cincinnati and the Corryville neighborhood surrounding it— this time a student and a pizza delivery driver were victimized. A female UC student reported the robbery of her purse Tuesday afternoon as she was walking on the P1 level of Calhoun Garage. The student reported to the UC Police Division that three suspects came up behind her, forcibly grabbed her purse and proceeded to run out of the parking garage onto Calhoun Street. The first suspect was described as a black male 18 to 20 years old, wearing a gray zippered hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.The suspect was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 165 lbs. The other two suspects were described as black males approximately 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall and weighing 185 lbs with muscular builds.
That robbery preceded the incident involving a Papa John’s pizza delivery driver early Thursday morning on W. Daniels Street. Two suspects armed with handguns stole pizzas from the delivery driver. The driver was not injured in the robbery and no description of the suspects has been released. The robberies occur on the heels of a violent robbery last week in which assailants on Glendora Avenue shot and paralyzed James Barnes, a 25-year-old man who was walking with his wife. Cincinnati Police released descriptions of the suspects in Thursday’s robbery. Both suspects were described as black males, approximately 20 years old and wearing all black clothing. The first suspect is described as being approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a thin build, light complexion and slight facial hair on his chin and above his lip. The second suspect is described as
being approximately 6 feet tall, weighing about 175 to 180 lbs with a medium to dark complexion and facial hair above his lip. The vehicle allegedly used in the Glendora Avenue robbery was described as an older brown General Motors vehicle, possibly an Oldsmobile or a Buick. Vincent Demasi, assistant police chief for the Cincinnati Police Department, and Gene Ferrara, chief of the UCPD, hosted a joint press conference Wednesday concerning the recent increase of robberies around campus. Both departments announced that they want to add an additional joint team of CPD-UCPD officers to the current team that already patrols UC and the surrounding neighborhoods. Another measure being taken is the increased presence of the CPD’s Vortex Unit, a proactive team that has a zero tolerance approach to street crime, in the neighborhoods around UC.
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students’ service to the program. “All creative people know that learning is best when together in a collective group,”said Robert Probst, a graphic design professor and dean of DAAP. Salchow, who came to UC in 1968 and was one of the developers of the thennew graphic design program, told the audience about his involvement with the program’s inception. see DAAP | 4
THAT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE
Sam Greene | online editor
KNOCK THEM OUT Students gathered at the UC Rec Center to break the record for the largest game of knockout ever played.
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Kids face limitless future By this Christmas, I will be an uncle of three. This has prompted me to look at how culture has changed since I came into the world. Last month, professors at Beloit College in Wisconsin submitted an article about how the class of 2014 represents a major shift in the cultural mindset. For example, many freshmen don’t know how to write in cursive. They may never have used a telephone that had a cord. To them, Clint Eastwood is a thoughtful director of powerful dramas like “Mystic River” and “Gran Torino,” rather than the Man With No Name or Dirty Harry. My nephew and niece are both currently in grade school. When I started grade school, video games were just taking off and video arcades were thriving. Today, video games are better than ever, but the only arcade my niece and nephew have ever been to is the one at Chuck-E-Cheese. My parents were starting college in 1969, the year of the moon landing. They were two of many who believed the historic moment would be the start of a new chapter in exploration. Sadly, due mostly to the political complications brought on by Vietnam — and later Iraq — the moon landing is now seen as the high point of space exploration rather than the start of bigger things. When I was growing up, I often thought cars would be similar to the ones in “Back to the Future Part II” by the time I got my driver’s license. I am bummed that people still have to go to the airport in order to fly anywhere, but at least many automobiles now are eco-friendly. Still, I never would’ve imagined during my grade school years that something as revolutionary as the Internet wasn’t far away. I think it’s safe to say that anyone reading this goes online at least once each day. When I was in the sixth grade, our class went to COSI in Columbus, Ohio. An employee there talked to us about how it wouldn’t be long before computers could fit into one’s pocket. I now view this lecture as an introduction to the Blackberry. We might have yet to see cars float, but interpersonal and even international communication is more advanced than I could have imagined. When I came into the world, if you wanted to comment on a magazine article, you had to mail a letter to the editor and wait a couple of months to see if your feedback was printed in the following issue. My unborn nephew will never have to do any of that thanks to technology like online message boards. In 2008, Stephen Hawking stated that it’s possible that colonies could be established on the moon and Mars by the middle of the century. It is his view that such action is crucial in order for humanity to survive such contingencies as nuclear war or climate change. It’ll be interesting to see if both my nephews and my niece are raising their own kids on the moon or in Cincinnati by the middle of the century. With 3D still in movie theaters (George Lucas recently announced that the “Star Wars” saga will be released in 3D in 2012), I won’t be surprised if there are 3D TVs in most homes before long. I’m also optimistic that we’ll see, in our lifetime, light speed as something that can’t only be achieved by the starship Enterprise or the Millennium Falcon (without it, a trip from Earth to Mars will take two years). Preparing for my nephew to enter the world brings to mind countless differences between the technology and society I grew up with and what he or she will face. The possibilities are endless. Who knows? Maybe by 2050, Katherine Heigl will even be known for something other than playing the same character in the same predictable romantic comedies over and over again. Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE-CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
CCM kicks off fall fest jessica mcafferty | Staff Reporter This weekend marked the opening of the Fall Schumann Festival at the CollegeConservatory of Music, which will feature both orchestral and chamber music by the 19th century German composer, Robert Schumann. The college’s Philharmonia Orchestra opened the 2010-11 season Friday evening. in Corbett Auditorium. Guest conductor Ulrich Nicolai led the Philharmonia. Nicolai, grand-nephew of Otto Nicolai, who founded the Vienna Philharmonic in 1842, hails from Germany and will continue to conduct the CCM Philharmonia throughout Fall quarter in place of music director Mark Gibson. The program began with the “Overture to
Genoveva, Op. 81,” which featured beautiful, long phrases in the strings, punctuated by short wind interludes. The piece as a whole was wellexecuted, especially in regards to phrasing, but was marred by some moments of insecure pitch, which persisted in instances throughout the evening. CCM faculty pianist James Tocco took the stage next to perform the “Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54.” Tocco’s impeccable technique shone through the lush piano part in the first movement, albeit with a minor memory slip. The delicate second movement gave way to a more aggressive finale, performed with both technical prowess and an attentive ear to the soloist’s phrasing and dynamics. The evening came to a close with the
“Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 “(“Rhenish”).” It was easily the highlight of the performance. The five-movement work allowed for greater range of expression. Standouts included lilting and sprightly second movement scherzo and the heavy, moody chords in the penultimate movement. The concert’s joyous and triumphant conclusion has set the tone for the remainder of the festival. CCM Concert Orchestra continues the series with “Schumann Festival Concert II,” conducted by Annunziata Tomaro at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct.15, in Corbett Auditorium. The program features the “Manfred Overture, Cello Concert and Symphony No.4 in D Minor.” Student tickets are free.
FOUNTAIN SQUARE 500
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Drivers took their go-carts for a spin downtown Saturday for the Red Bull City Swarm.
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ON YOUR MARKS Fifty drivers raced through Fountain Square as part of a course laid out downtown. The Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati’s miniature grand-prix event drew onlookers to watch the drivers compete for a spot in the finals.
Punk rockers play hard for fans Nick Grever | Staff Reporter
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TEARING IT UP The Recently Deceased got rowdy during their fast-paced psychobilly set.
Octoberween, the month-long celebration of Halloween, started off with a bang for Cincinnati horror punks — as well as some very confused baseball fans — at East End Café on Oct. 10. Fans got to hear the new, the old and the out of town sounds of The Hollows, Baltimore’s The Recently Deceased and local scene legends The Reanimated. The Hollows opened the show. If they were nervous, they concealed it well. The trio had already established a tight psychobilly sound for their first performance. In the vein of Demented Are Go, these guys played it loud and fast, not slowing down only to take shots. Of course, they had to earn their stripes — halfway through their set members of the band were assaulted with a volley of Nerf gunshots from members of The Recently Deceased. Vocalist/drummer Donny “Dirtball” Conrad deserves special recognition for simultaneously beating the ever-loving hell out of his kit and belting out some vicious vocals. Some bands have drumming vocalists, but few are able to pull both off at the same time with such energy. Next up were the out-of-towners: The Recently Deceased. These boys have a reputation for playing hard and playing music even harder, and they most certainly lived up to their reputation. With a mix of psychobilly,
punk rock and straight up rock and roll, this quartet already had a strong sound. It didn’t take them long to back up their music with a fun and, at times, insane live show. The Nerf guns were quickly broken out again, this time, turned on their owners. The band soldiered on, however, whipping the crowd into a frenzy and sometimes hopping offstage to join the hijinks, instruments still in hand. In what would be the first sing-a-long of the night, The Recently Deceased called for help singing The Misfits’ “Skulls.” In a room full of punk rockers, there was no shortage of willing temporary vocalists. They ended their set by lighting their instruments on fire while still playing them. It might not have been on Jimi Hendrix’s level, but it was still pretty damn cool and almost assuredly not sanctioned by the bar owners. The venerable The Reanimated rounded out the night. Perhaps for the first time in their career, the band had one tough act to follow. So they did what they always do: tear the stage apart. The set list included many old hits and fan favorites, but the real hits of the night were the new songs played live for the first time: “LV-426” and “Slit Your Throat.” What was once planned as an EP has since turned into a full-blown see DECEASED | 4
Vincent Vega unites local hip-hop fans that provides Though that sort of lifestyle is collaboration listeners with a raw sound that is appealing, it is also unrealistic. surprisingly pleasant and easy on With so many local rappers The local music scene is the ears. something of an acquired taste mimicking what they think hipThe release party was very hop is, it makes me happy that for most. Cincinnati is still pumping out energetic, with local hip-hop Supporting local music heavyweights like Unrated rappers that are staying close to requires a lot of patience and understanding to truly appreciate the roots of the genre. This is even Business and Puck showing their support among the crowd. Their the underground artists’ more apparent for Cincinnati’s support proved that Vincent Vega own Vincent Vega, who is making contribution to music as a whole. is acknowledged by his peers to sure that his listeners are well With hip-hop, it’s even more be a true contender. difficult to get into local acts, aware of the “American Reality.” There were acts by various On Friday, Oct. 8, the Mad mainly because it’s hard to take a locals from Zac Adams to Gold Hatter in Covington, Ky. was lot of these underground rappers Shoes, which put the Mad filled with fans of Cincinnati’s seriously. The majority of what Hatter in full swing early in local hip-hop scene, along with people perceive to be hip-hop casual supporters of the culture. the night. today are rappers with “iced” out The album release party was The event was Cincinnati native chains, “Scarface”-scale drug Vincent Vega’s “American Reality” an interesting experience. It deals and “hood” models who felt more like a friendly social seem to be conveniently placed in album release party. gathering than a celebration for Vincent Vega and female front of a fish-eye lens bent over the Vincent Vega’s new album. vocalist NJ form a unique musical an extremely expensive car. NEWSRECORDENT@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5913 Adam coble | staff reporter
Observing the events during the show really opened my eyes to how close-knit the Cincinnati hiphop scene has become. In some ways, it felt like I was attending a large and very diverse family reunion. Everybody in attendance seemed to have a sense of pride for the album’s release. The support that was given to Vincent Vega and NJ was genuine and filled with passion. It seemed the crowd truly understood the meaning of being a musician, and with that understanding comes strong appreciation. It is clear that Cincinnati is in capable hands that are bringing the genre into the “American Reality.”
COLLEGE LIVING JAYNA Sustainability month under way
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KNOWS BEST jayna barker
Editor finds solace in internship I never realized how important it would be for me to gain experience in the journalism field during college. I remember my dad asking me if I really thought someone would hire me with just a degree and good grades, and my mom told me I needed to be more than just a pretty face. Being involved with The News Record could possibly be the best thing that has happened to me in terms of my career in journalism. When I became college living and spotlight editor, I was hit with a wave of reality when I realized how much I still needed to learn. I now know both sides of being a reporter and editor, but there are still some things I don’t know even after working at TNR and completing two internships. I did an internship at Clerisy Press last spring, but I realized book publishing was not my cup of tea. I have always loved the idea of writing and editing a book of my own, but I didn’t enjoy spending a quarter in a quiet office without writing any stories. Don’t get me wrong: I learned a lot about the business; I don’t regret my internship. I’m glad it happened, and I would do it over again just to learn about the book publishing industry. Since I had a background in newspapers and books, I thought doing another internship at a different outlet would be beneficial. I was looking to get as much experience as possible before graduation. I also wanted to stay in Cincinnati, so I decided to interview with UC Magazine — a campus magazine geared toward alumni, faculty and staff of the University of Cincinnati. I am almost three weeks into my internship, and I love it. I’m only there Tuesdays and Thursdays for a few hours each day, but I’ve worked on a different assignment each day I’ve been there. I’ve been working on a few stories, but one in particular about a father and son — both UC alumni. I don’t want to ruin the details, but the story I am writing is endlessly captivating. I learned more about the history of night games in Major League Baseball in the two hours I talked to my contact than I have in my entire life. The experience I have gained from my internship in the time I’ve been at UC Magazine has shaped my aspirations for after I graduate. I know for sure I want to work in magazines, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of my internship has in store for me. I am a firm believer in getting experience. There is only so much you can learn from sitting in class and reading from textbooks. I do think we have an excellent group of professors at UC who are more than willing to push us in the right direction, but our experience comes from what we do in the real world — starting with getting involved at TNR and internships. The only way we can learn is by doing — by pouring over a story for hours wondering how to make it better, not giving up after trying to call or e-mail a contact a few times and working with little to no sleep and too many cups of coffee. Journalism is all about being a go-getter. You need to make deadlines, work well with people, write quickly and efficiently and stand out. There are thousands of journalists who think they’re the best. And some of them are. The fact of the matter is, we all the want the same thing: a byline. We all want to see our name in the local newspaper or magazine — to feel a little bit of faceless fame and pride. But journalism isn’t about the five minutes of fame, and it’s certainly not about the money. It’s about the stories people are willing to tell, and the experience you carry with you long after the story goes into print. My point is this: Get as much experience as possible. Do more internships than required. Suck up to your advisers. Ask questions. Work your ass off. Don’t be afraid to be bold.
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October is sustainability month at the University of Cincinnati. It seems that being “green” has become the latest trend, a fabulous backlash against waste. One of the core ideas behind the green movement is sustainability. Sustainability is “the idea that actions we make today should not adversely affect the possibility for future generations to survive,” said Shawn Tubbs, UC sustainability coordinator. This means that rather than cutting down more trees to make computer paper, it should be made of the paper that already exists. Sustainability is also related to other green movements, particularly recycling. By achieving a sustainable lifestyle, the Earth’s resources are protected. Many millions of research dollars are being funneled toward sustainability
research, including locations such as the Environment Protection Agency and universities around the country. To get involved, students at UC are currently being encouraged to sign the sustainability pledge. The sustainability pledge states: “I will consider the environmental, social and economic impact or my daily decisions and make every effort to reduce my ecological footprint.” Those who sign the pledge also promise to encourage others to make similar changes in their lives. Changing habits can produce other benefits like reducing use of electricity and water can save money on utility bills. Throwing away less food can also save money, as can walking or biking, because less money will be spent on gas. Students who sign the pledge are not limited to what they can do. There is space where students are encouraged to come up with some ideas of their own.
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A GREEN CAMPUS The University of Cincinnati was named one of the greenest colleges in the United States, according to this year’s Princeton Review.
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MESSAGES AND PRAYERS Familes and friends of victims of suicide wrote messages and filled small, white bags with flowers in honor of their lost loved ones. Some bags sat in circles on Schneider Quad where a memorial garden was placed.
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SUICIDE MEMORIAL GARDEN Backpacks were placed around the quad to mourn the loss of suicide victims.
“Hope is possible,” read one of a swarm of balloons that soared above McMicken Commons the morning of Oct. 10. The balloons were released by friends and families who sent messages and prayers to lost loved ones as a part of the 7th annual Out of the Darkness walk. The event was hosted on campus by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to raise awareness and funds for research. Roughly 1,000 participants walked three to five miles around campus for the cause, an increase of 300 from the previous year’s walk. “It’s sad that many people are affected, but it’s good that many people can come and share their stories,” said Steffanie Tassone, an AFSP board member and Miami University student. “Every year more and more come out, too.” Participants wore T-shirts with encouraging words for the victims they came to support. One read: “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
Necklaces in different colors were given to participants to signify their reason for walking — loss of parents, siblings, friends, children or even surviving a previous attempt. This allowed walkers to identify with one another. “It’s just a way to give everyone a sense of peace,” Tassone said. “It’s not here to upset you. It’s here to give you comfort in numbers.” A memorial garden located on Schneider Quad was dedicated to local suicide victims, giving participants a place to connect and reminisce. Families and friends wrote messages to loved ones on a chalkboard shaped like a dove — a symbol of peace. Backpacks were also strewn across the quad, each depicting a short anecdote written in memory of suicide victims by family and friends. Participants shared stories and comfort as they gathered around the symbolic markers. “People find comfort in hearing other stories,” Tassone said. “Whether they lost someone or survived it, it’s an open environment to talk about it.” see WALK | 4
Wellness Center battles breast cancer sean peters | chief reporter
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NATIONAL DENIM DAY The University of Cincinnati’s Wellness Center celebrated National Denim Day Oct. 8, to commemorate October being national breast cancer month. NEWSRECORD.LIVING@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5913
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During these 31 autumnal days, the University of Cincinnati’s Wellness Center (UCWC) is encouraging students to be more concerned with their personal health and well being. One of the ways UCWC is informing students was their most recent event commemorating Lee’s National Denim Day Friday, Oct. 8. Volunteers from UCWC set up a booth inside Tangeman University Center decorated with pink balloons and ribbon, which signifies the unified fight against breast cancer. The booth stood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and gave out magnetized pink ribbons, balloons and information about the wellness center, while accepting donations benefiting the UC Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. “It’s important to do what you can,”said Kimmins Southard, a peer educator with UCWC and fourthyear social work student. Southard was working the booth in TUC with fellow peer educator and second-year social work student, Jessica Lonzo. “Breast cancer is a big cause that affects a lot of people,” Southard said. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, with 209,060 new cases reported in 2010, see CANCER | 4
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from trojan | 1 “It seems to me that Trojan is using the report as a way to advertise their products,” she said. Bruce Tetreault, group product manager of Trojan condoms, disagrees. “The Trojan Sexual Health Report Card is designed to get people talking about sexual health on campus,” Tetreault said. “To inspire action, get people to realize that sexual health on campus is critical and that there are things everyone can do to help improve their sexual health,”
The report card caught UC by surprise, Johnson said. “UC Student Health services had no knowledge of Trojan’s Sexual Health Report Card or how the data was collected from UC,” she said. If the Report Card was indeed created to generate a dialogue regarding students’ sexual health, it certainly has. “We now know we could do a better job of letting students’ know about our services and of marketing our current services and programs to our student body,”Johnson said.
from sga | 1 Ferrara had advice for students to lower the risk of being a victim of a robbery. “The students are not paying attention when they are walking and always have an item of value in plain sight,”Ferrara said.“Take those opportunities of robbery away from them.” Students must also be cognizant of the situation they may be in. “Be aware of your surroundings,” Ferrara said. “Thieves look for someone not paying attention.” When a robbery has occurred on or off campus, there was no common denominator to the crimes other than the victim displaying an item of value, such as cell phones, iPods, handbags and laptops, in plain sight, according to UCPD records.
see VolleyBALL | 6 with the score tied at four, the Bearcats broke away on an 8-2 run. Cincinnati never looked back and marched on to win the set 2517. Riding momentum from the first set, the Bearcats came out firing in the second, taking an early unsurpassable lead en route to another 25-17 set victory. After the break, Cincinnati finished what it started, taking the third set 25-19 to win the match. “They just kept fighting and
“Don’t bring the items you don’t need to school with you,” Ferrara said Despite the recent crime, thefts from vehicles dropped 67 percent due to students not leaving valuables in their vehicle, Ferrara said. Ferrara also said that compared to other similarly-sized institutions, such as The Ohio State University, Penn State University and the University of Maryland, UC has a lower crime rate. UCPD officers will also be posting in a police vehicle with Cincinnati Police specifically in and around the university area, Ferrara said, but won’t be allowed to give student rides around campus due to it hindering them in the performance of their duties.
fighting and they never gave up,” Sunahara said. “I’m proud of them.” Next, the Bearcats head south to face reigning Big East tournament champion Louisville Saturday with the opening serve set for 2 p.m. “Louisville’s a physical team,” Sunahara said. “We have to make sure we play good defense and make sure our blocking is good and our passing is good. We have to do all those things. We have to work on every skill and we can’t neglect anything.”
“During this time, graphic design was in its adolescent stage,” Salchow said. This motivated him to continue with the program at UC, Salchow said. “Everything should be pushed beyond but don’t try too hard to be creative,” Salchow said. Some of the activities Salchow plans on pursuing in retirement are possibly writing a book about his experiences and designing a new house. Salchow wrapped up his lecture by pulling out an accordion and
playing a song, which brought him a loud standing ovation from the audience of graphic design students and alumni. Four senior graphic design students were chosen to speak on behalf of the senior class. Probst said the awardees exhibited what is expected from all graphic design students — the highest quality possible. Laura Frycek, one of the student speakers, recalled her work with Salchow on a project titled “The Cube Project”
to the audience. “This project was the foundation in graphic design,” Frycek said. Joey Howell, another scholarship winner, spoke of his time working with Dean Probst and how Probst allowed students to make their own mistakes in learning. “I will not do, but you can do,” Howell said, reciting one of Probst’s quotes. Melissa Chavez, a recipient of the Cincinnatus Century andTurner scholarships, said that Salchow’s design vocabulary
seemed like another language to her while Zack Mueller, another awardee, said graphic design was an unknown to him when he started in the program. “I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but that I was doing what I love to do,” Mueller said. A former student in the program summed up the event and its impact. “DAAP changes the way that you think and your perspective in life,” said Emily Taylor, a 2009 graduate of DAAP.
From soccer | 6 side of the box found the side netting. “Sure enough, once we got that first goal from Jazmine Rhodes we were off and running,” Salmon said. “The only question was if we were going to have enough time to get the second.” Cincinnati trails Rutgers and Louisville by three points for the final two Big East tournament berths with four games remaining. “This was a playoff game,” Salmon said. “Us or Villanova will not be in the postseason.”
Junior forward Katie Ryan tallied both finishes for Villanova as she penetrated the Bearcats backline in the 20th minute and slotted the ball to the far corner in the 27th minute. Next, the Bearcats travel to Marquette Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff in the first of a four-game road trip to finish the season. “We’re a great team on the road,” Salmon said. “We have to get a minimum of six points and nine will put us in the [Big East tournament].”
From Football | 6 “Playing quarterback in our offense is very similar to playing point guard,” Jones said. “You’ve got to know how to distribute the ball, when to distribute the ball, get us in the right plays and I thought he did a great job tonight.” Cincinnati kicked its lone punt of the first half on its second possession before scoring five touchdowns and one field goal on its next six, setting up a scoreless second half.
Running back Isaiah Pead ran for a career-high 197 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries in the first half. “He’s explosive and when you get him the ball in space, he has the ability to make somebody miss,” Jones said. “The mark of a great running back is he gets more than what the play is blocked for.” Pead scored on an 80-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter and had a 69-yard run in
the second come up three yards shy of another score. “That would have been two touchdowns with 200 yards,” Pead said.“That would have been a nice game.” After two weeks to prepare for Miami, the Bearcats face a quick turnaround and begin allimportant Big East play Friday on the road in Louisville. “Now we start all over again,” Jones said.“That’s the great thing about college football.”
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From deceased | 2 album, according to vocalist James Bondage, because the band has been writing with such a fever pitch. The Reanimated ended its set by initiating a second Misfits sing-a-long with their “Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight” and “London Dungeon” combo.
At the end of the night, everyone was losing their voice, sticking to the beer-drenched floor and in desperate need of a shower. In other words, it was business as usual in the Cincy horror scene and a great start to Octoberween.
From walk | 3 Messages were written on small, white bags containing flowers for the deceased — placed in circles on the quad — providing comfort in numbers for those mourning the loss of a loved one.
“It promotes a lot of openness for you to express how you feel,” Tassone said. “Not a lot of people get that chance. It’s a once-a-year thing for some people — the one time they can get comfort.”
From cancer | 3 according to the National Cancer Institute. The main reason Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized by UCWC is to educate people while raising funds to assist in research to find a cure. “[Denim Day] is a national holiday. It lets students and faculty dress casually while raising awareness,” said Christopher Spurling, a peer educator with UCWC and a second-year political science and women’s gender and sexuality studies student. UCWC will be accepting donations to battle breast cancer throughout the month of October
with no set dollar goal as much as students and faculty are willing to donate to the cause, said Spurling. “Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has funded research grants and community-based outreach projects that focus on breast health education, screening and treatment for the medically underserved,” according to ww5.komen.org. For more information about the UCWC or National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, visit the main office in 675 Steger Hall.
From green | 3 The pledge itself was directly the product of students, Tubbs said. It was sent out by e-mail to all UC students as a way of letting them know about sustainability and how they can make their lives more eco-friendly. By signing the pledge and taking action, students are helping maintain UC’s reputation as one of the
greenest colleges in the United States. Even the President has a plan to reduce UC’s ecological footprint, with the 2019 President’s Climate Commitment. Sustainability is not just something that a specific group can get involved with. There are ways for everyone to maintain a more sustainable lifestyle.
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Oct. 11 | 2010
Sam Weinberg | Sports EDITOR
No trophy better than Stanley’s Lord Stanley’s Cup has been a guest for four American presidents. It was once used as a baptismal fountain — and a few times as a toilet. It has guest starred in TV shows and has been used to feed a Kentucky Derby winner. It is the most interesting cup in the world. Now one week into the NHL season, the race for the world’s most coveted drinking dish has begun. Unlike the country’s other professional sports leagues, the NHL is unique in that a new championship trophy is not made annually. Instead, the league’s reigning champ keeps the Cup until the next champion is crowned. Since there’s only one in existence, it’s arguably the most sought-after trophy in sports. It’s also surrounded by more legends and superstitions than the Holy Grail. For most hockey players, it’s the scariest thing in the world. If you want to see what turns 6-foot, 200-pound men into frightened schoolgirls, look no further than Stanley’s cup. It’s like the boogie man to hockey players. One superstition among players is that to touch the trophy before winning it curses the rest of your career. Some players take that superstition to another level and refuse to even enter the same building as the Cup. While feared by most, it’s also equally reveled by the few lucky enough to see their name inscribed upon it. The most well-known traditions involving the Cup are for the winning team to hoist it high for victory laps around the ice and to drink champagne out of it. But the best tradition associated with the Lord Stanley’s mug is when each player on the winning team gets to spend one day with it however they like. Despite having legendary status, players have used the cup for anything and everything. In its 117-year life, the Cup has been on more adventures than Mario and Indiana Jones combined. It has been punted into a canal, rusted at the bottom of a pool for two days and has visited the White House and the Kremlin. It has twice been used to feed a player’s dog and was once mistaken by a mother as a bowl for her to plant flowers in. Twice, a player’s child has mistaken it for a toilet and it was once used as a rolling pin to make muffins. It has been used as a fireplace to burn the Madison Square Garden mortgage payments, and it has doubled as a popcorn bucket at a movie theater. No other trophy in professional sports has been through what the Stanley Cup has. It’s been stolen three times — once by a crazy Canadiens fan who in court claimed, “Your honor, I was simply taking the Cup back to Montreal where it belongs.” It’s logged millions of travel miles and is so loved by Canadians, it was flown to Afghanistan to pump up their troops. Now residing in Chicago, Lord Stanley turned a decorative punch bowl he bought for today’s equivalent of $1,175 into sports’ greatest trophy. Due to the nature of hockey, it is one of the hardest trophies in sports to win and easily the most iconic trophy in professional sports. Players have put it through hell and back and it still stands — with a few minor dings. But it’s not invincible. The NHL might want to consider extra security for the Cup should the Washington Capitals win it this season. Alex Ovechkin has been known to treat luxury cars like go-carts. He might just put the Stanley Cup’s durability to the test.
After a pair of weekend sweeps, the No. 21 Cincinnati volleyball team has made it clear it owns the Big East. The Lady Bearcats beat DePaul Friday and Notre Dame Sunday at Fifth Third Arena to extend their winning streak to 10 games and their home winning streak to 36 games. “I think they’ve done a nice job,” Cincinnati head coach Reed Sunahara said. “We need
to continue to get better and keep working hard.” Following the weekend wins, the Bearcats sit atop the conference and are the front-runners for the Big East regular season title with eight games remaining. “[A title] is what you play for,” Sunahara said. “I’m proud of what we did this weekend and what we’ve done this season.” After a narrow win against struggling Connecticut Oct. 3, Sunahara vowed not to look past the 1-17 Blue Demons. Eamon Queeney | Photo Editor
NIEMER RULES WEEKEND Senior outside hitter Stephanie Niemer leads the Big East with 367 kills this season — nearly 100 more than second place in the conference ranks.
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BELL STAYS PUT The University of Cincinnati football team celebrates with the Victory Bell following the Bearcats’ 45-3 win against Miami University Saturday at Nippert Stadium.
Sam Elliott | Sports EDITOR
he Victory Bell will spend another year in Cincinnati after a dominating first-half performance by the Bearcats against rival Miami University. Saturday’s 45-3 win at Nippert Stadium was Cincinnati’s fifth straight in college football’s oldest non-conference rivalry, tying the longest win streak of the 115-game series and setting a new record for victory margin. The Bearcats did it with more than 600 yards of total offense in their first game since the near upset of Oklahoma Sept. 25. “I think our kids gained valuable confidence from that game,” head coach Butch Jones said. “There were a lot of great lessons, from red zone efficiency to taking care of the football.” Cincinnati needed just 25 seconds
and two plays to take a 7-0 lead on a 48-yard touchdown pass from Zach Collaros to senior receiver Armon Binns. “We just felt after watching them on film we had some good matchups on the outside,” Binns said. “Zach trusts me a lot, so he’ll just throw it up there and he knows I’m going to go get it.” Binns celebrated his final game against Miami with five catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. “Armon played like we know he’s capable of playing,” Jones said. “We’ve challenged him the last two weeks each and every day in practice. To his credit, he comes out every day and it’s all about getting better.” Collaros completed 14 of 17 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game in the third quarter.
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NAIL IN COFFIN Tight end Ben Guidugli’s first touchdown of the season capped a 10-play, 86-yard drive to put the Bearcats ahead 45-3 with 16 seconds to play in the second quarter. The Bearcats finished the game with 609 yards of total offense in Cincinnati’s fifth-straight win against Miami.
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Cats battle back in overtime win Hunter Tickel | Senior Reporter
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The Bearcats dominated DePaul, easily winning the match with set scores of 25-11, 25-14 and 25-20. Senior Stephanie Niemer and sophomore Jordanne Scott led the team with 19 and 15 kills, respectively. The Lady Cats hit the court again Sunday to square off against Notre Dame in a battle of Big East unbeatens. In a commanding performance, Cincinnati won the match to remain the only team in the Big East with a perfect conference record. “I’m proud of the girls,” Sunahara said. “They did a great job preparing and we had a good week of practice, then on Saturday we had a good practice too.” The teams began the match trading points early in the opening set. But
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SENIOR DAY HEROICS Senior Kendall Loggins forced overtime against Villanova with a penalty-kick goal in the final minute of regulation Sunday. Alexis Scott scored the game-winning goal in overtime to complete the comback against the Wildcats. SPORTS.NEWSRECORD@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5909
The Cincinnati women’s soccer team overcame a 2-0 first-half deficit against Villanova to win 3-2 in an overtime thriller Sunday at Gettler Stadium. In the 115th minute, Julie Morrissey passed the ball down the sideline and found Jazmine Rhodes in the corner. Rhodes’ crossing pass skipped through to Alexis Scott, who tapped in the game-winning goal at the far post. Her teammates and coaches proceeded to charge the field and pile on her in the corner of the field after the walk-off win. The Bearcats couldn’t have asked for a better outcome for Senior Day and
the team’s regular season home finale. “We talked about it before the game — this being the seniors’ last game — make it something you remember,” head coach Michelle Salmon said. The dramatic ending was set up after a penalty kick in the final minute of regulation when the Wildcats were whistled for a handball. Senior Kendall Loggins slotted the ball under the goalkeeper’s hands and in the left corner of the net. “[Loggins] deserves it,” Salmon said. “She has been our most consistent player this season.” Cincinnati trailed by two until the 82nd minute, when Rhodes’ shot from the left see soccer | 4