THE INDEPENDENT STUDENT NEWS ORGANIZATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI | WWW.NEWSRECORD.ORG
THE NEWS RECORD
131 years in print Vol. CXXXI Issue VI
MONDAY | OCTOBER 4 | 2010
Local bands take on the town entertainment | 3
WEEKEND WINS Bearcats remain undefeated in Big East play
sports | 6
Tri-state falling behind in job market german lopez | NEWS EDITOR
gin a. ando | editor -in-chief
NEED A JOB Cincinnati Works is one of the resources helping people find jobs in a struggling local job market.
Results from a recent study shows Cincinnati is falling behind peer cities in jobs and human resources. The study, done by the University of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati compared Cincinnati to 11 other cities in the U.S., such as Pittsburgh, Austin, Texas and Louisville, Ky. Cincinnati came in as No. 11 in jobs, No. 8 in human resources and No. 10 overall in the report. The study did project Cincinnati eventually climbing to No. 3 in people indicators standard, but it estimated that the city would stall at No. 10 in jobs and No. 9 overall.
For the people indicators standard, Cincinnati’s worst rankings were in net migration and working population. In net migration, Cincinnati ranked No. 10 and is losing 1,861 people a year — up from losing 1,526 people last year. Cincinnati ranked No. 9 in working population, with people between the ages of 20 and 64 making up 60.2 percent of the population. The city did well in terms of housing opportunity however. “Our housing costs are affordable compared to other regions,” the report said. In jobs, Cincinnati fell behind the other cities in the study. In the eight categories measured, the city’s best standing was No. 6 in total jobs.
CLIFTON, UC STUDENTS HIT BY ROBBERIES
View our Weekly Headlines video at
Gambling to fuel the streetcar
JAMES SPRAGUE | NEWS EDITOR
A string of robberies has affected both University of Cincinnati students and the community surrounding campus since the beginning of September. The latest occurred early Friday morning in the 2200 block of Vine Street, when a UC student was robbed of $40 in cash and a cell phone, according to the UC Police Division. The student described the suspect in the robbery as a 17- to 22-year-old black male, weighing approximately 165 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The robbery follows on the heels of two previous robberies this month. The first robbery occurred Sept. 5 on McMillan Street, just south of UC’s Uptown Campus. The victim, who was not a UC student, was physically attacked from behind and had money taken in the incident. The suspect was described as a 25- to 30-year-old black male, approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds with a web tattoo on his neck. The suspect was also seen driving a green Chevrolet Blazer with tinted windows. The second robbery occurred in the early morning hours of Sept. 20, when three suspects on the 2600 block of Ohio Avenue robbed two UC students at gunpoint. The suspects in that case were three black males, ranging in age from 16 to 18. Two were wearing white T-shirts and jeans, with the third wearing a dark shirt and jeans. A cell phone and car keys were taken in that incident.
Check out This Week in Photos at
NEWSRECORD.ORG IN BRIEF
when 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. where Bearcat Plaza, MainStreet The Programs Abroad Expo, hosted by the International Programs, will give students the opportunity to explore the options available concerning overseas study programs in more than 150 countries. For more information contact Karen Ramos at (513) 556-1363 or visit the website at uc.edu/global.
College Living Entertainment Classifieds Sports FORECAST
Gin a. ando | editor-in-chief
TOWERS OF POWER The world headquarters of Procter & Gamble in downtown Cincinnati, where the partnership between UC and the Fortune 500 company was born.
UC, P&G LAUNCH INITIATIVE IN SINGAPORE
will be tapped to create new products to meet the demands of the 50 and partnership between two Cincinnati older group. “Singapore Polytechnic’s students heavyweights is spanning across and faculty would be enriched through the globe to Singapore. access to companies’ emerging consumer The University of Cincinnati and local knowledge and increased real-world Fortune 500 company Procter & Gamble have teamed up to take a business initiative, research and learning opportunities,” known as the Live Well Collaborative, said Tan Hang Cheong, principal of Singapore Polytechnic. to Singapore. One of the reasons for the initiative is The goal of the project is to assist businesses in the country mine a growing the demand for continued quality of life for those older than 50. baby boomer market in Asia. “Younger consumers look for the The Live Well Collaborative Singapore was born Sept. 28 at Singapore Polytechnic latest technology breakthrough while 50-plus consumers look and is an extension of for comprehensive UC and P&G’s Live Well innovation,” Craig Collaborative Cincinnati Vogel, associate dean of project team. research and innovation The partnership at UC’s College of between UC and P&G Design, Architecture, was based on an open Art and Planning, said. innovation model Vogel, who is also created by P&G, which president of the Live promotes independent Well Collaborative innovators working on —craig vogel Cincinnati, said older and introducing new associate dean of research consumers wanting products and services. and innovation, DAAP products that assist “I am personally delighted that we have been able to build them in the aging process. “To put it simply, while young consumers on our existing Live Well Collaborative with the University of Cincinnati in the U.S. suffer for fashion, 50-plus consumers want products that look good but end suffering,” and extend it to Asia by joining hands with Singapore Polytechnic,” said Deb Henretta, Vogel said. Fliers also might benefit as Boeing has group president of P&G Asia. The project in Singapore will be an latched on to the project. “Boeing is joining Live Well independent research group centering on Collaborative Singapore to gain additional improving development and design for products tailored toward Asian consumers insights into the aging population demographic which has become a older than 50. That group of consumers is estimated driving factor for many of our airline to spend approximately $1.5 trillion dollars customers,” said Peter Hoffman, director of global strategy for Boeing Research per year by 2015. Singapore Polytechnic will spearhead and Technology. Boeing will utilize technical and design the project in Singapore in concert with UC and will build off the schools’ knowledge from the organizations involved in the initiative in order to improve their respective strengths. Areas such as design and engineering airplane cabins and comfort for travelers.
The proposed streetcars in Cincinnati will run on electricity, but will also partially run on gambling dollars from the casino at Broadway Commons. Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday to apportion up to a quarter of the approximate $20 million in revenue the city will receive from the casino for streetcar operation. The vote was shrouded in controversy as Mayor Mark Mallory and other council members, discussed the motion behind closed doors. The motion did not appear on a council agenda available to the public for scrutiny and minutes of the council meeting have yet to be released. The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority will be the biggest benefactor of the revenue, as it is set to receive 50 percent of the $20 million — for a period of 15 years — to assist with economic development projects in the city. The authority will be tasked with land banking, real estate management, project financing and green infrastructure as well. The port will begin to receive funds from the city in 2011. The remaining casino dollars were allocated for city facilities, the construction of decks over Fort Washington Way and citywide sculptures. City council voted on motions —which are not binding — instead of actual ordinances, meaning that council could change its mind once the revenue starts streaming in. Hamilton County will receive approximately $6 million per year in casino revenue, but it has yet to be earmarked for any specific projects.
THE HUDDLED MASSES, YEARNING FOR NEW CHEESE AND PEPPERONI
To put it simply, while young consumers suffer for fashion, 50-plus consumers want products that look good but end suffering.
2 3 5 6
James Sprague | NEWS EDITOR
JAMES SPRAGUE | NEWS EDITOR
Programs Abroad Expo
Cincinnati ranked last in the number of jobs in management or professional positions. The city ranked No. 9 in unemployment, with a 9.3 percent unemployment rate, up 4.5 percent from 2008. The Queen City also ranked No. 9 in venture capital investment, but Cincinnati was the only listed city that went up in raw investment. The city spent $115 million on local start-up firms and small businesses between 2007 and 2009 — up from $68 million between 2006 and 2008. The report concluded by giving some advice to young professionals in Cincinnati: “Use your powerful social networking tools to tell others why you love our region.”
NEWSRECORDNEWS@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5908
coulter loeb | chief photographer
WE WANT PIZZA An ecstatic crowd of customers waits outside Toppers Pizza, the newest pizzeria to hit Clifton. The restaurant, located on Calhoun Street, is the first Toppers franchise in Ohio.
Monday October 4 | 2010 NEWSRECORD.ORG
these heels were made for walking
... and for men, too?
Columnist begins first year at UC There I was, a lone freshman stranded in the middle of MainStreet, trying to figure out where I was and why getting lost seemed to be an unavoidable part of the freshman experience. I mean, honestly, when I used to think about the perfect college experience, it didn’t include getting swamped by a crowd of junior jocks next to a cluster of hackey sackers. But then I asked myself, “What is the ‘perfect’ college experience?” And why is it so important we each have one? Then, it occurred to me getting lost and learning to manage our own lives are just a few of the life lessons we are forced to learn within the first week at the University of Cincinnati. Not that I’m complaining. Whether you’re spending time relaxing in your dorm or working out at the Campus Recreation Center, there are fun, free things for freshmen I think a lot of people don’t realize are available, even after climbing that first-year hill. Getting involved on campus is, of course, one of the things that can make your college experience more exciting. Getting involved can mean anything from meeting the girls in the room down the hall or getting lost in Clifton for an hour and discovering a great sub shop (after all, there are, like, 50). One of the best things about UC I’ve noticed so far is how diverse it is. There are so many groups of so many different people that there is never a moment of downtime when you can’t meet someone new or find something to do with them. I still haven’t figured out the best ways to get the most out of my time at UC, though I’m trying to get as involved as possible. Because I can’t give you the expert guide to living on campus (yet), I want to share some sage advice from students who have been around the block. Anna Bentley, a secondyear photojournalism student, knew the old line about getting involved on campus was good advice — she just had no idea how to go about doing it. “I just asked myself, ‘What am I going to do here?’ ” Bentley said. “But then I was talking to a friend who goes to [New York University], and she joined her school newspaper and suggested I get involved here [at UC]. And I realized she was right and I hadn’t even considered it.” Bentley picked up copies of The News Record and decided to give it a whirl. Now, she shoots photos for the paper regularly and has taken photos of everything from an attempted shooting victim to basketball games. “[Being at The News Record] made me feel more comfortable because I was able to meet people with similar interests,” Bentley said. “I know [getting involved] is the advice given to all freshmen, but I think it’s really important.” Managing editor Ariel Cheung had troubling finding a place to fit in during her freshman year. “It seemed like everyone around me was either a pompous jerk or a complete moron,” Cheung said. “I couldn’t find anyone who liked the same things I did.” But meeting people in classes wasn’t working, either. “Most of my freshman classes were pretty big, so it was pretty hard to meet people when I was one of 300,” Cheung said. “And plus, with intro classes, it was still hard to find people I got along with.” So Cheung, now a thirdyear journalism student, decided to branch out. She found classes dedicated to people with similar interests. She took courses she was genuinely interested in with smaller class sizes. “It was like I spent a whole quarter looking for people like me and all of a sudden I was like, ‘Oh. There they all are,’ ”Cheung said. “Now, I’ve got friends from a bunch of different groups, and it has made college so much more fun.” So take a chance. Find something you’re passionate about, then figure out how you can apply that to your freshman experience. I know I will.
It is an entertaining way to raise money and awareness for a great cause. —SCOTT KELLEY second-YEAR BUSINESS STUDENT
Men literally walk a mile in her shoes
UC’s second annual protest against gender violence JAYNA BARKER | COLLEGE LIVING EDITOR
pproximately 100 men wearing women’s high heels gathered on McMicken Commons Saturday to support the University of Cincinnati’s second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an international march — men literally walk one mile in women’s high heels — to protest and stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.
“They go straight down to Clifton [Avenue], turning right on [Martin Luther King Drive], then turn right on Woodside Gateway by Campus Green Garage,” said Allison Youngs, Kappa Kappa Gamma chairperson and a fourth-year nursing student. “Then they’re walking the rest up through campus back to McMicken Commons.” After seeing the event at a Greek community presentation last year,Youngs applied through the international organization. UC was then granted permission
COULTER LOEb | chief photographer
WALK A MILE Male members of the UC community gathered on McMicken Commons to support a protest against rape, sexual assualt and gender violence by walking one mile in high heels. to bring Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to campus. More than $600 was raised the day of the event alone, excluding individual and corporate donations. All proceeds — including money collected from registration fees — were donated to Women Helping Women, a local crisis center in Cincinnati. Why would men walk a mile uncomfortably in high heels? “I think it’s the fact that we have a very specific beneficiary,” Youngs said. “When we present to them, we talk a lot about Women Helping Women and the victims that it serves. Men in the Greek community are so great about supporting the Panhellenic sororities and non-violence against women.” Some men have no problem admitting why they would walk a mile in high heels. “It is an entertaining way to raise money and awareness for a great cause,” said Scott Kelley, a second-year business student.
Another man who walked during the event agrees. “Walk a Mile is something I look back on and really enjoyed,” said Jay Lame, a third-year finance sudent. “The event was about more than just walking a mile in high heels; the event was about giving guys a new perspective.” The event affects many people in the Cincinnati area, including those who have been abused. “It’s a fun concept, and a lot of people from UC have been contacting us saying they’ve been involved with something or experienced something [like abuse or rape],” Youngs said. “People come out that way, too.” If there was an equivalent event for women walking in men’s shoes or protesting for a cause to help men, would the women of the sororities at UC participate? “Definitely,” Youngs said with a smile. “We are as equally supportive for the men in the Greek community.”
UC community volunteers on Clifton streets Students, alumni attempt to keep Cincinnati beautiful STEPH KITCHENS | STAFF reporter One of the largest University of Cincinnati community improvement efforts had its most ambitious project Saturday. At the Myers Alumni Center, more than 400 student and alumni volunteers joined together to participate in Into the Streets, an annual program dedicated to improving the Greater Cincinnati area on the first Saturday of every October. Volunteers broke up into groups and carpooled to different sites around the city. The Center for Community Engagement has worked with Into the Streets for morethan
10 years now, said Claire Zlatic, the CCE program coordinator. Into the Streets’ largest partnership with a nonprofit organization this year was with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program. Sadie Ferguson, grant manager at Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, said that she worked with the CCE previously with education programs, but it is the first time they have partnered with Into the Streets. “Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program is a city-run program that invests money and time into communities that need to be rebuilt,” Ferguson said.
photo provided by into the streets
KEEP CINCINNATI BEAUTIFUL Student and alumni volunteers partnered with several non profit organizations in an effort to improve communities in Cincinnati.
509 and 510 Swift Hall University of Cincinnati 45221-0135 Office phone 556-5900 Office fax 556-5922
The News Record FOUNDED IN 1880
The News Record, an independent, student-run news organization of the University of Cincinnati’s Communication Board, is printed during the school year every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, except holidays and examination periods, from its office located in 509 Swift Hall and is distributed to the UC community. The News Record distributes to more than 80 locations and has a weekly circulation of 22,500. One copy per person is free. Additional copies can be picked up at The News Record office for $1.
Editor-in-Chief Gin A. Ando Managing Editor ariel cheung Business & Advertising Manager Krystal Dansberry Director of Student Media Len Penix
Into The Streets allows the students and alumni to come together and interact with each other in a very meaningful way. —RUSTY MYERS BOARD PRESIDENT OF ALUMNI CENTER
The Neighborhood Enhancement Program works on two neighborhoods annually. Last spring they worked on Mount Washington, and this fall they worked on the Corryville neighborhood. Into the Streets volunteered for 18 non profit organizations with 27 volunteer projects this year. This year’s Into the Streets was the inaugural year of partnering with UC’s Alumni Association, which added to the large number of volunteers. The Alumni Association was involved with Cross Town Help Out, but the project has been on hold for the past couple of years so they chose to partner with Into the Streets as a way to get involved with the community, said Robin Selzer, program director of the Alumni Association. “It gives the alumni a chance to work with students,” Selzer said. “It creates a sense of community among alumni and students.” Both current and past board presidents of the Alumni Association attended Into the Streets. Rusty Myers, current board president, is the third generation of Myers to be board president. The Alumni Center is named after the Myers family. “A goal of the Alumni Association is to connect on many levels with our alumni, students, the university and the community,” Myers said. “Into the Streets allows the students and alumni to come together and interact with each other in a very meaningful way by giving back to our community.”
Assistant director spotlight editor of student media jayna barker Sean kardux Photo Editor News Editors Eamon Queeney James Sprague German lopez Design Editor Jamie ritzer Sports Editors Sam Elliott Multimedia editor Sam weinberg Lauren Justice OPINIOn Editor Ariel Cheung
Online Editor SAM GREENE
enTertainment editor Kelly Tucker
Chief reporter Sean Peters
NEWSRECORD.LIVING@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5913
Chief Photographer Coulter Loeb Production Designer Erin hunter CLASSIFIEDS Manager Kelsey price Advertising representatives KONSWELLA WALKER jared howe katy scherer sara millS
Monday October 4 | 2010 NEWSRECORD.ORG
Unrated movies making strides The controversially unrated film “Hatchet II” debuted in select theaters this week. The original “Hatchet” is a routine but viewable film harkening back to the 1980s heyday of the slasher movie. It tells a gory horror story similar to the “Friday the 13th” series. The sequel is currently in limited release at AMC Theaters as part of the theater chain’s Independent program. It marks the first time in more than 20 years that an unrated film has debuted in major American theaters. “Our AMC Independent program embraces diverse storytelling of all types,” said AMC Theaters’ vice president Nikkole Denson-Randolph on latinoreview.com. “Bringing a story like ‘Hatchet II’ to our guests is a natural fit during this time of year, and we’re excited to share the filmmakers’ vision on-screen in its intended state.” The Motion Picture Association of America first established unrated films as X-rated, or NC-17, in the late 1960s. During that time, several famous movies including “Midnight Cowboy” and “A Clockwork Orange” were given X ratings and wide distribution, although the ratings for both were later lowered to R. As explicit sexuality and violence became more common onscreen by the 1980s, X-rated films moved directly to drive-ins and midnight screenings. Horror filmmakers who hoped for a wider release of their works felt a tight leash. Today’s lucrative home video market allows many unrated films to go straight to DVD. Some theatrical releases even arrive on DVD in an unrated edition, such as the box office flop “Alone in the Dark” (2005). To me, this has always seemed as if the filmmakers are saying they know the film was awful and are hoping a few extra scenes of sex and violence will make up for it. Film studios obviously wish to attract as wide an audience as possible, which is why so many horror films these days are rated PG-13. They also do what they can to dispute criticism when their films produce unintended consequences. For instance, “Clockwork” came under fire in England when numerous people committed violent crimes, claiming they were inspired by the film. The British government promptly banned the film. The ban wasn’t lifted until after the death of “Clockwork” director Stanley Kubrick in 1999. The absurd notion that simply watching a film can brainwash someone into becoming violent undermines a masterpiece such as “Clockwork.” Still, a violent film without thoughtprovoking content seems pointless. In his review of “Chaos,” Roger Ebert said: “I believe evil can win in fiction, as it often does in real life. But I prefer that the artist express an attitude toward that evil. It is not enough to record it; what do you think and feel about it?” This expresses why I feel “Clockwork” is more than a collection of violent scenes. Its characters, from the victims to the perpetrators to the authorities, all react and respond in some way to the violence depicted in the film. I can understand why it became Kubrick’s most controversial film, but it’s wrong to presume a lack of thought put into the subject matter. In contrast, Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects” is simply a long, tedious journey with an unsatisfying payoff and the same stereotypical white trash characters seen in his other movies. Films such as these, whether good or bad, paved the way for unrated films to become taboo in mainstream American theaters. If “Hatchet II” is successful, it might open the doors for other unrated films to receive wider distribution in the future. Send any entertainment questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENTERTAINMENT Battle opens new CSO season Jessica mcCafferty | staff reporter
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra opened the 2010-11 season Thursday evening by welcoming back Grammy award-winner Kathleen Battle. The famed soprano received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. Battle graciously joined the orchestra, adding her signature “Una voce poco fa,” from Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia”(“The Barber of Seville”) to the otherwise entirely Richard Strauss concert. The Rossini piece was beautifully dramatized and exhibited Battle’s flexibility, pure tone and high range, especially in the cadenzas.
The Strauss songs were equally impressive. Most often accompanied by piano, the orchestral setting provided a more diverse catalogue. Each of the four songs exhibited a different facet of Battle’s performance capacity. “Ich wollt’ ein Strausslein binden” (“I would have made a bouquet”) and “Wiegenlied” (“Lullaby”) were sweetly sung with beautiful expression, albeit with a few moments of intonation issues in the latter. Her “Muttertandelei” (“Mother-Chatter”) was charmingly carefree and “An die Nacht” (“To the Night”) was impassioned. The concert, which also marks the start of maestro Paavo Järvi’s 10th and final season with the CSO, opened with Strauss’
famous tone poem, “Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30” (“Thus Spake Zarathustra”). While most wellknown for its opening bars, featured in the classic movie, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the tone poem is actually based on philosopher Friedrich Nietzche’s book of the same name, which follows the search for the “Superman,” a philosophically advanced man, rather than our idea of Clark Kent’s alter ego. Though the famous “Sunrise” opening is the most well-known theme, the quieter moments shone equally as bright due to the masterful technique of the winds; the piece was able to depict myriad moods as it traveled along Nietzche’s narrative.
The evening concluded with “Der Rosenkavalier” (“The Knight of the Rose”) Suite, Op. 59. Waltzes from this opera are pieced together in no particular order, and spanned from the witty and sarcastic to the lush and elegantly stylized. Solos for the winds — particularly oboe and horn — were highlights. The orchestra fully captured each of these nuances, and with a tongue-in-cheek reminder of “Sprach,” finished off the performance joyfully. The 116th season continues this week on Oct. 8 and 9, both at 8 p.m. at Music Hall with works by Beethoven, Schubert and Verdi. Student tickets are available. More information can be found at cincinnatisymphony.org.
CLIFTON HEIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL Carly Behringer and sean peters | The News record Last weekend, the third annual Clifton Heights Music Festival took place throughout local bars around Clifton. A total of 50 bands played at Rohs Street Café, Baba Budans, Macs Pizza Pub, Christy’s Biergarten and Murphy’s Pub.
GUILD OF CALAMITOUS INTENT It’s been several months since I’ve seen The Happy Maladies. When they took stage it was a triumphant and joyous return. Very early in their set, Benjamin Thomas, guitarist, broke a string, but was quickly lent a guitar from the Athens, Ohio band The Ridges. The Happy Maladies are fearless and invigorating, a naturalistic assembly of virtuosos. Any band able to get a crowd dancing while they meow like kittens automatically wins a gold star. During an especially adventurous passage, an audience member exclaimed “Oh God!” in ecstasy. “Get that man a towel,” another audience member replied. coulter loeb | CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
coulter loeb | CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
INDIGO WILD Exclusive photo and audio slideshow from the event @
Taking its band name from the antagonist association in “The Venture Bros.” cartoon, The Guild of Calamitous Intent incorporates trippy video footage that perfectly accompanies their dark and atmospheric rock. The Guild of Calamitous Intent has no direct ties with “The Venture Bros.,” but it’s apparent their vocalist is a big fan of the show, wearing a T-shirt featuring the logo of The Monarch, a major character in the series — but I was disappointed to discover he has not watched any of the new episodes in season four (airing Sundays at 11:30 p.m. on Adult Swim).
JACK MORRIS Jack Morris opened at Baba Budan’s first with their mostly acoustic set wearing cowboy hats on their heads. They set a chill mood for the bar, with most people sitting rather than standing. Even so, the band provided a calming atmosphere before setting off the rest of the night.
LAUREN JUSTICE | MULTIMEDIA EDITOR
Indigo Wild’s sound is reminiscent of indie-rock band Dredg, with dreamy chord progressions, harmonic vocals and loud breakdowns. At the last minute, the lead singer convinced the band to play a cover of “We’re Going to be Friends,” by the White Stripes. The cover was enthusiastic and soulful, with the whole crowd eagerly clapping along. The closing song, “Row Boats,” was their most powerful song, filled with rich crescendos.
coulter loeb | CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER
Appealing actors sustain plotless film Ariel cheung | managing EDITOR Who would have thought a big group of super nerds could be so damn hot? I mean, I understand the need to have good-looking actors on the big screen — can you imagine a zit magnified that huge? — but “The Social Network” took hotness to a new level. And I would personally like to thank them for it. Unfortunately, the sexy nerd factor was really all “The Social Network” had going for it. The movie tells the true story of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and how he created his $800 million baby with the help of his friends Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), Dustin Moskovitz (Joseph Mazzello) and Chris Hughes (Patrick Mapel). While creating “The Facebook,” Mark (Jesse Eisenberg) gets into trouble when three fellow Harvard students accuse him of stealing their idea, and before he knows it, things come crashing down fast. The Winklevoss twins and their pal approached Mark after he created the site “Face Smash,” which showed two pictures of Harvard girls and asked the user to choose the cuter one. After agreeing to help the trio create a Harvardbased social network website, Mark ditches the twins to work on his own social network, which he christens “The Facebook.” Eisenberg’s performance as Mark is decent. His fast-paced, sarcastic speech is well-suited to his character, who is known in real life as being
photo coutresy of Mct campus
LET’S BE FRIENDS Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg make geeks look great in an otherwise less-than-memorable film. a bit socially challenged (what irony!). He is an asshole — as his girlfriend calls him at the beginning of the movie during an awkward break up scene — but he doesn’t mean to be. It’s an awkward, sardonic charm that manages to hit home with the audience. He’s an asshole, sure, but he’s a funny and truthful one. Mark’s right-hand man is Eduardo, adorably nervous and ridiculously good looking (Garfield has the betrayed best friend role down, which should make his debut as the new Spiderman interesting). Eduardo is the CFO of the new business and backs Mark’s idea with some cold, hard cash. But the relationship goes
NEWSRECORDENT@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5913
salty once Mark tricks Eduardo into signing away his shares of Facebook. Mark’s betrayal is not entirely self-driven; Napster founder Sean Parker (played by the SNL host extraordinaire Justin Timberlake) meets with the Facebook crew and worms his way in, which means he has to get Eduardo out. Timberlake is appropriately slimy and shows promise as an actor. His character had no redeeming qualities. As Eduardo put it, Sean’s greatest contribution to the website was telling Mark to drop “The” from the name. The problem with “The Social Network,” however, is its plot. There isn’t really much of one. If you know anything about the truelife scandal, you know everything about the movie. There aren’t really any exciting points, because it’s something you’ve already heard. The charm of the film comes from everything but the plot. The characters — mainly Mark and Eduardo — are somehow endearing.The dialogue is quick and incredibly sarcastic. At times, it felt like the writers were trying to pump in as much wit and snark as possible because they knew that’s what young people like. Sometimes, it was too much. “The Social Network” is a good movie to see … once. After that, you just feel like you’re reading the same news story over and over again. Only instead of reading, you’re watching it played out by a group of guys who are really, really ridiculously good looking. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you.
email@example.com | 513.556.5928
Monday October 4 | 2010 NEWSRECORD.ORG
1 All ads must be prepaid. 2 Out-of-town advertisers must send check with copy. 3 NIU’s must be signed and filled out before acceptance of ads. 4 All ad changes are due two days prior to publication. 5 No refunds unless a mistake by The News Record’s staff occurs in the advertisement. Refunds are not granted for ads placed, then cancelled. Adjustments are limited to the portion of the ad which is incorrect. Under no circumstances will an adjustment be issued greater than the cost of the ad.
6 To receive student discount, current verification must be shown. 7 Students or student groups may not use display or classified discounts for nonuniversity, for profit businesses. 8 Advertisers should check their ads the first day of printing. The News Record is not responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. 9 The News Record reserves the right to reject any ads at its discretion, with or without notification to the advertiser. 10 These policies are not negotiable.
Choose a variety of categories to sell everything/anything. Students may not use UC rates for non-UC, for profit businesses. Valid ID card required for discount.
Students: Bold Type: Non-Students: Bold Type:
1-3 runs $0.50 $0.60
4-6 runs $0.40 $0.50
7-9 runs $0.30 $0.40
10+ runs $0.20 $0.30
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
Deadline for classified ads is 4 p.m., two days prior to publication. Display ad deadline is 4 p.m., three days prior to publication. Deadline for Monday issues is 4 p.m. Thursday for display ads. For classified and display advertising information, please call 513-556-5900.
All apartment rental/sublet advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for apartment rentals or sublets which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
FOR RENT EFFICIENCIES, 1-BEDROOM, 2-BEDROOM in HYDE PARK for rent in excellent condition. New appliances including dishwashers, A/C. HEAT and WATER paid. Balcony, pool use, 10 minutes from UC. New kitchens and bathrooms. Laundry, off-street parking/garage. Starting at $545 per month. Contact us at 513-477-2920 or pgspropertiesincincinnati@ gmail.com Nice, large 4 bedroom house. Walk to UC, hospitals. Driveway, equipped kitchen, carpet and hardwood floors. A/C. Basement, yard, deck, storage shed. New remodeled bath. Available immediately. $1195. Call 513-631-5058 or 513-484-0960. 412 Ada Street. Efficiency $375. Call 513-3829000. One, two, three bedrooms and studios. Walk to UC. Free utilities! Hardwood, laundry, dishwasher, parking. Deposit special with approval. Call 513652-2339. 4 bedroom house close to UC. Straight Street. Spacious living areas. Refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer . Oversized porch; private, fenced yard. $1100. Call 513-489-7653.
brands on your campus. www. repnation.com/hp.intel Caregiver wanted in Mason for active, physically disabled 52-year-old. No experience, flexible hours. 10+/hour. Call 513-564-6999 Ext. 688990 Looking for a few good people to help our inventory of customers with mortgage and retirement protection. We have training, mentors, leadership and fast payment for those qualified. Call 800-705-3372. Looking for responsible, caring individual to care for a 2 year old child in our Hyde Park home. Willing to work around schedule. Pay is negotiable. Contact at jdv@rawdonmyers. com or call 513-460-0059. We are currently looking for part-time reps for business to business phone sales. The position pays an hourly plus commission. Perfect
EMPLOYMENT opportunity for college students who may be looking for a flexible work schedule, or a part time summer job. Call Scott or Patrick today to arrange an interview. 513-244-6542. Bartenders needed. Earn up to $250 per day. No experience required, will train. FT/PT. Call now 877-405-1078 Ext. 3503. Cleaning, painting $7.50-$9.00. Call 513-221-5555. Extras needed to stand in the background for a major film production. Earn up to $200 per day. Experience not required. All looks needed. Call 877-7444960. Provide support to the insurance sales agent. Hours range 9am-4pm, 2 or 3 times a week. Strong organizational and computer skills. Email lucero. firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR RENT One bedroom $395. Call 513382-9000. Three bedroom apartment southeast of campus. $750/ month, with utilities. Laundry, deck equipped kitchen. Call 513-281-4855. www. egepropertyrental.com
EMPLOYMENT BARTENDING. $250/DAY POTENTIAL. No experience necessary, training provided. Call 1-800-965-6520 ext 225. Earn $1,000 to $3,200 a month to drive our car ads. www. AdCarDriver.com. Play it Again Sports needs part time sales clerks. Flexible schedule, fun job. Call Mary at 310-3933. PT WORK, excellent pay in customer sales/service. Flexible schedules, evenings & weekends available, no experience necessary, all majors welcome. All ages 18+, conditions apply, www. workforstudents.com Campus Marketing Position. Want to work for HP or Intel but haven’t got a degree yet? Be a campus ambassador and get paid to promote these
NEWSRECORDENT@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5913
COMMUNITY IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH CONVERSATION SKILLS! Free one-on-one practice with trained local volunteers. Register at information meeting at 7 pm, Wednesday, October 6. Call 859-441-4999 or 513-481-5820 for location and additional information. Five Hair Cuts for $15. Sheila’s. Call 513-261-1552.
SPORTS HAUS Bearcats bite Knights
October 4 | 2010
2-0 start to kick off conference play
Welcoming playoffs to Cincinnati Hello, playoff baseball in Cincinnati. It’s been a while. Fifteen years to be exact, but it’s good to see you again. I had just slipped through first grade and was heading into second when I last saw you and, I have to be honest, I don’t remember our last encounter all that well. After all, I was only 7 years old. But welcome back. I’m glad now to be old enough to realize what it’s like having you around. I’m content just seeing you, even though us lifelong Reds fans don’t know how long you’ll be in town. Technically, the Reds could play just three games in the playoffs if they’re swept in the National League Division Series. Let’s hope it goes a lot longer. It’s nice to have the excitement around the city as the playoffs near. I do have to apologize for my fellow fans, though. It has been 15 years, and some have forgotten or just simply don’t know how to act around a playoff team. Those who complained about the players and team personnel smoking cigars in the clubhouse after clinching the division are morons. The ones who questioned manager Dusty Baker about resting every starter the day after the clinch just don’t know the game of baseball. A lot of the people in Cincinnati have had to re-learn or are learning for the first time what it’s like to have playoff baseball around. If nothing else, it was at least nice to root for a winning team all summer instead of not caring after June or July when the Reds are normally out of it. Now I get to watch both teams I grew up loving — the Bengals and Reds — get to the playoffs in the same year. There was a time in my life when I thought I would never be able to say that. It’s pretty remarkable, considering there was a large chunk of my youth (about 10 years) where there were no professional playoff games in Cincinnati. But this is a new era in Cincinnati. The Reds are back in the playoffs and could be for a long time with the young, core group of players on this team. This season’s team has the perfect balance of young players and veterans like Scott Rolen and Orlando Cabrera. Even if they don’t make a deep run in the playoffs, the Reds will at least gain a lot of valuable experience for next time. I’ll admit I didn’t give this team much of a chance when the season started. When they were 7-11 in their first 18 games at the end of April, I thought I was watching an average team at best. Then came the May 20 game in Atlanta, when the Braves scored seven runs in the ninth inning to win by one. It was a terrible collapse and I thought for sure it would send the 23-18 Reds into a tailspin. It didn’t. They went 7-2 in the next nine games, including two straight against Cleveland in the days immediately following the Atlanta loss. The Braves game seemed to eat at everyone in the city except for the team. Fans looked at that game as the one that got away and were just hoping it wouldn’t cost them at the end of the season. But the Reds finally took over first place of the National League Central and, save for a few days here and there, they kept the No. 1 spot for most of the season. Then on the final Tuesday of September, it happened. The weight of a 15-year playoff drought was lifted thanks to a Jay Bruce home run in the ninth. It’s good to have you back, playoffs. What do you say we make this an annual occurrence?
Hunter Tickel | Senior Reporter
FILE ART | the news record
For the first time in three seasons, the Cincinnati men’s soccer team is off to a perfect start in the Big East (2-0-0) after defeating Rutgers 2-0 Saturday at Gettler Stadium. “We feel pretty good about the way we have started the Big East,” said head coach Hylton Dayes. “It hasn’t been easy; we played two good teams. Georgetown just beat West Virginia and [Rutgers] is also going to win some games.” Freshman Alex Hadly scored the game-winner in the 34th minute — the first of his young career — with a goal from 20 yards out. Despite getting a hand to the ball, Rutgers goalie Adam Klink was unable to deal with the pace behind it. “[Hadly] is having a great
year,” Dyes said. “For a freshman to step in and start at center back, I thought he played great and scored a great goal. He is a great kid with a willingness to learn.” The game’s turning point came in the 32nd minute. With the match level at 0-0, UC goalkeeper Matt Williams made one of his best saves of the season. Rutgers defender Andrew Cuevas fired a volley from the penalty spot that forced Williams to dive to his right for the one-handed save. “That was the one save he needed to make to keep us in the game,” Dayes said. Two minutes later, Cincinnati claimed the game’s first lead. The Bearcats closed the door on the Scarlet Knights in the 68th minute with their second goal, set up off a throw in. Sam Klosterman’s pass to the near post was hammered in off the head of Tristan Watson. The loss was the third-straight for Rutgers, which hasn’t found the net in its past three outings.
With a third-consecutive shutout and sixth of the season, the Bearcats’ defense extended its streak to 367 minutes without conceding a goal. “I think our guys play hard, they listen, they are disciplined defensively,” Dayes said. “They do the little things. We’re a hard-working, blue-collar team.” With his 17th career shutout, Williams ranks second in the school’s record books, seven behind Jay Schneider. Williams’ 0.31 goals allowed per game is also on pace to best John Adams’ school record of 0.72 in 2003. “He has been solid all year, but hasn’t had a ton to do,” Dayes said. “But when called upon, he has made the saves. It’s great to see him as a fifth-year senior having a great season.” Next, the Bearcats travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to face the Wolverines at 7 p.m. Wednesday in their final non-conference game of the season.
S P E E W S WEEKEND
View a slideshow of Sunday’s soccer game online at
UC cruises thro ugh St. John’s, UCo nn Sam Weinberg | Sports Editor Handing out weekend thrashings has become a weekly tradition for the University of Cincinnati volleyball team. In two dominating road performances, the Lady Bearcats swept the St. John’s Red Storm and the University of Connecticut Huskies to extend their winning streak to eight games — their longest streak since 2008. “I’m happy with the result,” Cincinnati head coach Reed Sunahara said. “Coming back 2-0 is a hell of a lot better than coming back 1-1 or 0-2. I’m happy but we still have a lot to work on and we need to get better.” While happy with the wins, Sunahara said the squad has room for improvement in every aspect of its play and needs to compete harder in order to reach its goal of a Big East championship. “Defense wins championships and our defense needs to get better,” Sunahara said. “Our passing, everything. It’s not just one thing, it’s a collection of things.” Cincinnati started the weekend against St. John’s Friday in Queens, N.Y. The Bearcats’defense has been a work in progress all season, and the team finally saw its work pay off in the match against the Red Storm. Cincinnati never allowed more than 18 points in a set and won in straight sets 25-18, 25-13 and 25-14. The Bearcats recorded a hitting percentage of .372 — their second highest this season — and were led by senior Stephanie Niemer and sophomore Becca Refenes, who each slammed 12 kills. To cap the weekend, Cincinnati traveled to Storrs, Conn., to face the University of Connecticut Sunday. Despite losing in three sets, the Huskies pushed the Bearcats to the brink in each one before Cincinnati won 25-23, 25-22 and 25-20. Sunahara said the Bearcats didn’t display the same focus and intensity Sunday that helped his team to an easy win against St. John’s. He was not pleased with Cincinnati’s performance against a struggling UConn team with a 2-12 record. “I didn’t think we played as well as we could,” Sunahara said. “I think our intensity wasn’t there, our execution wasn’t there and we’re lucky to have come out of their with a victory.” Niemer led the Bearcats again with a team-high 21 kills and six digs. For the 18th consecutive match, senior captain Annie Fesl posted 30 or more assists. The Bearcats return to Fifth Third Arena to put their 35-game home winning streak on the line against DePaul Friday and a tough Notre Dame team Sunday.
Pat Strang | Senior Photographer
STRONG ROAD WARRIORS Sophomore Jordanne Scott totaled eight kills and four blocks Friday against St. John’s and the University of Cincinnati volleyball team improved to 9-3 away from Fifth Third Arena this season.
Cats pounce Pitt for first Big East win Scott Winfield | Staff Reporter On a day celebrating 30 years of women’s varsity soccer, the University of Cincinnati women’s soccer team earned its first conference win of the season with a 2-1 victory against rival Pittsburgh. The Bearcats entered the match Sunday on a three-game losing streak, but made up for their losses with a strong, physical performance against the Panthers at Gettler Stadium. The Bearcats struck early as freshman forward Jazmine Rhodes scored her first collegiate goal 12 minutes into the game on assists from Katie Buczek and Katie Greer. Rhodes nearly scored her second goal of the day in a one-on-one battle with a Panther defender in the 64th minute, but her shot just missed the net, skidding past the right goal post. The Bearcats (7-5-1, 1-4-0 Big East) held the lead until the 68th minute, when Pitt’s Ashley Cuba netted an unassisted goal against Cincinnati’s sophomore goalkeeper Ashley Daniels to even the score. Eamon Queeney | Photo Editor
CLUTCH FIRST GOAL Freshman Jazmine Rhodes’ first career goal helped UC to a 2-1 win against Pitt Sunday. SPORTS.NEWSRECORD@GMAIL.COM | 513.556.5909
With time ticking away, the Bearcats rallied late. Junior forward Julie Morrissey came off the bench and scored the game-winning goal in the 84th minute off an assist from freshman forward Alexis Scott to seal the win for Cincinnati. “We gave up a lead goal, but got back on top,” Morrissey said. “Alexis got the ball, one-timed it to me and I took a chance and it happened to be a goal.” With three minutes remaining in the game, Daniels made a crucial save on a Pitt ball that was inches from going in and knotting the score at two. Head coach Michelle Salmon was pleased with the performance of her sophomore goalkeeper who made 10 saves in the game. “Ashley was fantastic,” Salmon said. “She has recovered from a stress fracture in her foot and now she’s full go, so she got the start today and earned it.” Salmon was happy with her team’s hard work and had a positive outlook on the Cats’ next game — a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday against Georgetown at Gettler Stadium. “Today was a complete team effort and win,” Salmon said. “At the end of the day, I’m very pleased with the fact that we came out of this game with three points. Now we just have to sit back and prepare for Georgetown.”