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of the civil rights organization Southern Christian Leadership Conference. In 1961, the Rev. Shuttlesworth moved The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, one of the most prominent leaders of the civil to Cincinnati, becoming pastor of the rights movement in the United States and Revelation Baptist Church and bringing his Cincinnati, died in Birmingham, Alabama passionate advocacy to the city. The death of the Rev. Shuttlesworth Wednesday at the age of 89. was mourned An untiring nationwide, advocate of the civil beginning at the rights movement of White House. the 1950s and 60s, the “Michelle and Rev. Shuttlesworth . I were saddened endured beatings, —PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA to hear about the attempts on his SPEAKING ON THE PASSING OF passing of Reverend life and even the REV. FRED SHUTTLESWORTH Fred Shuttlesworth bombing of his today. As one of home in 1956 in his the founders of the attempts to bring an Southern Christian end to segregation Leadership Conference, Rev. Shuttlesworth and racism throughout the country. dedicated his life to advancing the cause The Rev. Shuttlesworth was among the of justice for all Americans,” said President participants in multiple lunch counter sitBarack Obama. “He was a testament to the ins and helped organize and took part in the Freedom Rides through the south in strength of the human spirit. And today we 1961. He was also one of the founders in stand on his shoulders, and the shoulders of 1957, along with Martin Luther King, Jr., all those who marched and sat and lifted their

He was a testament to the strength of the human spirit

voices to help perfect our union.” The nation is also indebted to the Rev. Shuttlesworth for his efforts, Obama said. “I will never forget having the opportunity several years ago to push Rev. Shuttlesworth in his wheelchair across the Edmund Pettus Bridge — a symbol of the sacrifices that he and so many others made in the name of equality. America owes Rev. Shuttlesworth a debt of gratitude, and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sephira, and their family, friends and loved ones.” Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory praised the Rev. Shuttlesworth — who lived in Cincinnati until 2004 before returning to Birmingham — for a lifetime spent in the trenches of the civil rights movement. “Cincinnati and the world lost a great man today; Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was a true example of one who was born to serve,” Mallory said. “He spent his entire life working to improve the lives of others. His strength and courage will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

The reverberations from the Rev. Shuttlesworth’s death were not only felt nationally, but at the University of Cincinnati as well. “There’s been a lot of discussion on campus about [the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth’s] passing today and at the African American Cultural and Research Center there was a great deal of mourning,” said Greg Hand, UC spokesperson. “It’s a topic of conversation I’ve had [with AACRC Director Eric Abercrumbie] about the passing of an entire generation of heroes that really created a world with so much opportunity.” Abercrumbie echoed Hand’s sentiments regarding the Rev. Shuttlesworth. “With the death of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, we have lost one of the last true civil rights leaders in the world. Rev. Shuttlesworth devoted his life in attempting to improve the life of others,” Abercrumbie said. “Historically, he could have had the role that was given to the late Dr. Martin SEE SHUTTLESWORTH | 5

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Battle for the Bat when where

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The University of Cincinnati is introducing a new annual event allowing students the opportunity to stick it to the man — the man being members of UC’s administration. The 2011 Battle for the Bat — a softball game hosted at Marge Schott Stadium — will pit the Student Team against the Administration Team. “The game is a fantastic event connecting students and student groups directly with faculty and staff,” said Student Body President Alan Hagerty. “The friendly competition demontrates the overwhelming Bearcat spirit and pride here at UC.” The Administration Team includes UC baseball coach Brian Cleary, Provost Santa Ono and more. “The Battle for the Bat is a great opportunity to build the sense of community at UC,” said Student Body Vice President and member of the Student Team, Michael Linger. “I am very excited to be a part of the first game, and hope the tradition will be around for years to come.” IN BRIEF

E-recycle Event when where

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Clermont College Campus

If you are one of the thousands of tech-nerds who were waiting for the newest flat screen HD computer monitor to throw away your “old” one, there is an alternative to spiking it into the concrete. University of Cincinnati’s Clermont Campus will be hosting an E-recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items being accepted include but not limited to monitors, networking equipment, computers, mice, keyboards, speakers, scanners, external hard drives, printers, laptops, cables, towers, video cards, computers and servers. No televisions will be accepted. The event is sponsored by UC Clermont College, Adams/ Clermont Solid Waste District and Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. INSIDE

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BOOKS FOR LESS University of Cincinnati psychology professor Charles Ginn (above) is working with the Ohio Digital Bookshelf Project in efforts to lower average annual textbook fees from $1,000 to $100.

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What: Theft from buildings Where: 234 Goodman St., University Hospital, 8:00 p.m. Suspect: No arrest made.

Textbook overhaul could slash prices In an economic period plagued by inflation, a possible decrease in the cost of textbooks could play a major role in reshaping psychology students’ budgets. A plan thought up by members of the University of Cincinnati’s psychology department aims to drastically lower the price of textbooks by providing more online alternatives. The aim is to lower the annual price of textbooks from about $1,000 — which is what students are approximately paying now — to about $100 dollars, said Charles Ginn, an associate professor of psychology and a researcher on the Ohio Digital Bookshelf Project, an initiative to give students and professors more affordable books. “The issue of price hasn’t come up in the eyes of professors,” Ginn said. Ginn and his colleagues weren’t aware of the high prices of textbooks — at least not initially — but after hearing students’ complaints, he caught on. Now, Ginn acknowledges that the prices of




What: Theft of drugs Where: 234 Goodman St., University Hospital Suspect: No arrest made.

textbooks have gotten “out of control.” That’s why over the summer, Ginn and his colleagues decided it was imperative they attempt to devise a way to minimize the price of textbooks while still providing the necessary course materials. Through October into early November, representatives of six major textbook publishing companies will be presenting their proposals for cheaper textbook options to a 25-member committee. The committee is comprised of UC faculty from main and branch campuses, a representative of UC Disability Services, UC bookstores, Blackboard and select undergraduate psychology students. In making their decision, the committee will consider not only the factor of net cost to students, but also the sufficiency of the material, its supplemental materials for the disabled and its compatibility with Blackboard software. After the proposals are made, a select seven members of the committee led by Ginn will make their final decision in late December or

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Prodigal ministries ad elicits Alliance response

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A handful of campus organizations are voicing their opposition to an advertising campaign by a group offering “support for unwanted same-gender attractions in a spirit of gentleness, humility and love.” Prodigal Ministries, an organization established in 1986 that, according to its website, offers “freedom from homosexuality through a personal and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ,” placed an ad in the University of Cincinnati’s independent student newspaper, The News Record, causing an uproar from LGBT groups and other UC students. “They can word it however, but the underlying message is: you shouldn’t be gay,” said Erin Kelly, the outgoing president of UC Alliance, an organization that supports gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, intersex and other gender identifications. “Hate speech is not free speech.” UC Alliance members were surprised the ad was allowed to run in the student newspaper, Kelly said. “Historically, TNR has been supportive

of UC’s queer community,” Kelly said. “They have covered us with so much exposure, I’m appalled they ran the ad.” But the director and founder of Prodigal Ministries, Jerry Armelli, said they’re the only ones in Cincinnati addressing the “issue”. “We recognize there is a large number of individuals who don’t want to accept a gay identity, and we support them and provide services to them,” Armelli said. Amelli, who said he identifies as a former homosexual himself, said he believes UC Alliance would support his ministry’s ad. “I would believe [UC Alliance] are in support of an individual to choose a path for their lives, so I think they would support this ministry,” Armelli said. Kelly, however, disagrees with Prodigal Ministries’ practices. “All the major psychological and health organizations are all in agreement that this reparative therapy method is sociologically, mentally, spiritually damaging,” Kelly said. “Prating shame and self-hatred is very damaging.” The disagreement stems from Armelli’s belief that sexual orientation is a choice.


“We believe homosexuality is not genetic or biochemical,” Prodigal Ministries’ website reads. “People can change … any person with same-gender attraction has the right and freedom to choose and to receive support from Prodigal Ministies and other believers.” Kelly disagrees. “You can’t choose to be straight,” Kelly said. “If someone seeks this out on their own terms, they can, but it shouldn’t be [advertised] in TNR.” Beyond the matter of an intimate and personal nature, Armelli said that the ad is also a matter of freedom of speech. “I commend TNR for running this ad, and it should continue to run the ad,” Armelli said. “If [the newspaper] did not run this ad, we would not be living in a free society and would not be letting all people be heard and have access to support.” The ad is lawful and acceptable to print, said Ben Kaufman, an adjunct professor currently teaching a course in journalism ethics. “I do not read it as hate speech,” Kaufman SEE RESPONSE | 5


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guaranteed look inside Xerox’s famed Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where brilliant young scientists had developed LOS ANGELES — Everyone the first personal computer and other knows Steve Jobs pulled revolutionary technologies. off one of the outstanding Learning that he had been kept from corporate turnarounds in seeing PARC’s best stuff, he pitched U.S. history, and that he did a fit and got a it on the strength of cool second tour, which products. introduced him and What they may not realize his engineers to is that Jobs was a master graphical computer of bare-knuckled business displays and other strategies from the old school. innovations that It’s true that Jobs’ legendary promptly got perfectionism and insistence on incorporated into simplicity and elegance for Apple’s Apple products. products were the qualities of an The original iMac illustrated the aesthete. But his goal was to create peculiar virtues and drawbacks of Jobs’ products that could command premium approach to new technology. It was the prices and ensure rich profits. first consumer PC to ship without a Apple’s reputation for nearly floppy-disk drive. Instead it had a highflawless manufacturing speed Internet port, reflecting Jobs’ quality, not merely its conviction that the network was svelte engineering, supplanting the disk as a storage is what enables the medium. company to make But it was far ahead of his time, premium pricing look for neither Internet connections like a value proposition. nor capabilities were yet up to Apple devices may cost the task. The first iMacs also more, but they always lacked CD burners because the seem to work. In its make-your-own-CDs revolution most recent fiscal had escaped Jobs’ notice. year, Apple’s profit He would soon leapfrog the margin was more CD era with iTunes, which led than 21 percent; at to the iPod, helping to usher in Hewlett-Packard, the the digital music era. world’s biggest PC Jobs’ well-known controlmanufacturer, it was 7 freak ethos accounts for the percent. closed approach binding Jobs pushed the Apple’s mobile devices and principle of “planned their content; songs purchased obsolescence” to new from the iTunes store can’t be heights. Apple’s played on competing companies’ annual upgrades of its devices, for example. products, “refreshes” In iPod’s earliest days, many in the language of its thought this would doom the fans, generate sales device to irrelevance: “Five years of millions of units as from now, Apple will have 3 to 5 owners of one year’s percent of the player market,” Rob MacBook or iPhone Glaser, the founder of RealNetworks, line up to buy the newest predicted in 2003. At the time, Glaser’s version, even when the company owned the competing digital changes are incremental. music service Rhapsody. Ironically, it’s the But there was strategic method unique combination in Jobs’ madness: Simplicity and of Jobs’ showmanship, consistency, he perceived, would eye for detail and draw customers to legal digital music instinct for business downloads. strategy that may make it The App Store, through which hard to identify his rightful Apple keeps a vise grip on outside place in business history. software written for the iPhone, After his retirement as Apple iPad and iPod Touch, is the ultimate CEO in August, you could hear him being compared to Thomas MCT | PROVIDED expression of Jobs’ desire for order. Programs can be distributed through Edison and Henry Ford. STEVE JOBS GONE Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic the App Store only after they’re The truth is that, although technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and approved by Apple, which takes his name appears on hundreds a 30 percent cut of their revenue _ of Apple patents, Jobs was transformed industry died on Wednesday. He was 56. another Jobsian exploitation of a not known as an inventor. very un-Zen business strategy. Unlike Ford, he didn’t develop This walled-garden approach to a revolutionary manufacturing model. money, but make money. As a technology executive, Jobs was consumer applications is harshly at odds But that’s not to say he didn’t cast a very always on the lookout for something new. with the open architecture of the Web. long shadow. His legacies include making the human In 1979, he accepted a small investment It has given makers of less constricted factor, the way a device looks, feels, in Apple from Xerox in return for a smartphones and tablet computers a weighs and insinuates itself into our lives, an indispensable element of consumer electronics design, refining the distribution and display of digital content to the point that he disrupted a business model for entertainment and information that in some respects had lasted for a century, and showing that high manufacturing standards don’t c o s t


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selling point, possibly their only selling point, against the iPhone and iPad. Has it worked? Apple’s iPods still account for about 75 percent of the player market. iTunes accounts for 25 percent of all U.S. music sales, encompassing digital downloads and CDs. What we think of Steve Jobs five or 10 years from now may have a lot to do with how his heirs at Apple manage the inevitable transitions ahead in digital technology. Jobs has left them many useful lessons. Indeed, when his return to Apple as an informal advisor to then-CEO Gil Amelio was announced in 1996, the company was a few wheezing breaths from extinction. In September 1996, he visited the Los Angeles Times for lunch in his role as head of Pixar, the digital animation studio he created after acquiring the computer graphics unit of Lucasfilms in 1986. Flanked by Pixar’s chief technologist, Ed Catmull, and John Lasseter, director of the studio’s hit “Toy Story,” he picked at his vegetarian plate and shunned questions about his old company. “That’s my former life,” he said. “The great thing about being involved with Pixar is that I don’t have to think about any of that.” Once reinstalled as Apple CEO, Jobs succeeded in part by ignoring advice from learned competitors. In 1985, Microsoft’s Bill Gates had advised then-Apple CEO John Sculley that the company’s only hope for survival was to license outside computer companies to manufacture Mac “clones” featuring Apple’s Macintosh operating system. But Jobs, perceiving correctly that the clones were cannibalizing Apple’s own sales without doing anything to improve the product, shut down the business. The end of the clones presaged Apple’s resurgent manufacturing and technology leadership under Jobs. Jobs also ruthlessly pared back Apple’s product lines; the jettisoned products included the Newton, a kludgy hand-held tablet computer; an iPad well ahead of its time. But the simplified inventory became the foundation for fresh expansion, starting with the translucent blue $1,299 iMac in 1998 (followed by its candycolored cousins and iBook laptop a few months later). It may be that the essential ingredients in Apple’s business model have been the drive and charisma of Steve Jobs. Apple’s faithful will say that the team of executives he put in place will follow in his footsteps. And so they will, until a new technology emerges that demands his unique vision, authority and credibility. What then?

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OPINION 4 Life is about more than just existing Weekend Edition Oct. 6 | 2011


mario cannon When dealing with college life and its lifestyle, a person can either live it or exist among it. College is a world of its own, filled with activities and opportunities. There’s class, work, relationships, parties, programs, countless organizations, sporting events, etc. It can become overwhelming or distracting for those who don’t know how to handle it all. This is where a general life concept dealing with living and existing happens or comes into play. Living and existing are the only options life offers. Since life began on this earth, there have always been those people who live and those who only exist. Let’s be clear: a pulse doesn’t mean you’re living, it only means you’re alive, which in turn means you have something to lose (life). Life is what connects the living and the existing, and living is what a person does with their life. Existing is allowing life to do whatever it wants to with you. The living have accepted this and made use of it, while people existing who always have the option to live only settle for whatever is given and don’t put in the extra time needed for self-betterment. To live is the ability to dictate your own life. It’s similar to the “American Dream”, the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.

“Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” said James Truslow Adams, the man who created the term American Dream stated in 1931. Dream is the key word in that term because there is no reason it can’t or shouldn’t be the “American Reality”. No one has to tell you to breathe, naturally it just happens. That’s how living should be. Does this mean everything you want to happen will? Absolutely not. What it does mean is to make the best of every situation and everything you’re supplied with throughout your life. That’s a concept many who merely exist never completely gain a grasp on. Existing is accepting what the world, society, family, friends, peers, etc. tells you are possible and what you’re allowed to do; basically, having life as you know it dictated to you. People who exist rarely initiate substantial opportunities for “self-defined success”. There’s always a reason not to succeed in life, and those who exist are very familiar with them or at least relate with them regularly. Many do know what it takes to succeed and live the life they want, but don’t do it. Instead they settle for good enough and take the little that’s given. Only on occasions will people who exist make more out of their life. In college, living and existing deal with just going through the motions in order graduate or becoming active

on the campus to the point that you impact others, as well as yourself. Those who merely exist in college might have hobbies and go out from time to time, but they honestly become nothing more than face you passed on campus. No one outside those who exist inner-circle have notable memories or recollections of them. The people truly living the college lifestyle are active on campus and constantly networking. Active doesn’t mean being a part of every organization or involved with everything happening on campus — that will quickly exhaust a person. What it does mean is to experience what college has to offer and give back what one has to offer to a cause they support. It benefits everyone on this planet to live life and not just exist with it. Naturally, students who are active on their campus have a better chance of succeeding than those who are not. This is your life and your life alone, live the best one possible regardless of circumstances. Those who don’t are often filled with regrets and there’s no time for regrets because there’s no going back. Life live it! Mario Cannon is a fourth-year communications student at the University of Cincinnati.

The following pieces are in response to an advertisement Occupy that was printed in the Sept. 29 issue of The News Record. Cincinnati important Student groups respond to advertisement coulter loeb

As a political movement [Occupy Cincinnati] is only three weeks old, and our objectives are not yet as clearly defined as most of us would like them to be; all we know is that we are fed up with the way our government has treated us. So, I would like to tell you why I’m dropping out of school. I’ve trained here at the University of Cincinnati as a member of the Fourth Estate — as a photojournalist — since 2006. As I watched our financial collapse through the lenses of both traditional and social news, I began to question what the difference is between a journalist and a citizen. I found that having grown up alongside the Internet I was entirely incapable of distinguishing one from the other. To define the differences between the two I had to take a step back from what it means to live in a digital nation. Using the language of cybernetic theory, the Fourth Estate is the feedback mechanism of a functioning democracy. It would be impossible for citizens to make informed decisions in the voting booth without journalists constantly producing information about how the world is changing around us. The Fourth Estate controls our democracy’s means of information production. Through the past century these means have centralized into major newspapers and broadcast networks. If you as a citizen wanted your voice to be heard by the rest of the nation, you had to go through the editors of the Fourth Estate. This is what the Internet is changing. In the era of Facebook and Wikipedia, the social media are evolving everything. It is a matter of fact, not theory that every single laptop on this campus has near equal opportunity for its signals to be heard across the nation and that every signal’s message is equally as insignificant when compared to the roar of the digital crowd. We are all becoming members of America’s Fourth Estate. We have the technology to peacefully organize that digital roar into a cybernetic forum where the short-term interactions of individual feedback determine what issues are most relevant to the our nation in the long-term. We have the technology to force the separation of business and state to the forefront of the upcoming presidential elections. One hundred citizens met last Saturday at Sawyer Point to plant the seeds of our movement, and our online assembly is growing constantly. The change I can make to this nation beginning this weekend is greater than any change a piece of paper, a diploma, will provide to me in a year. I don’t care if you are a Democrat or a Republican — if you are fed up with the way things are in the country then join our cybernetic assembly. March on the city with us this Saturday. Show your elected officials what it is you want. We are the 99 percent, and with presidential debates already taking place, this is the season for our social revolution. Our occupation begins 11 a.m. at Lytle Park.  Coulter Loeb is the socialmedia manager for Cincinnati’s “Occupy Wall Street” solidarity group and a former sixth-year photojournalism student at the University of Cincinnati.

UC Alliance, College Democrats speak their minds josh sanders , patrick gauding and daniel traicoff We would like it known that as students of the University of Cincinnati and members of the University of Cincinnati College Democrats we are outraged and offended that The News Record accepted and published an advertisement for “Support of unwanted same-gender attractions in a spirit of gentleness, humility and love”. This is a shocking rebuke to the university’s Just Community principles, which state, in part, “celebrate the uniqueness of each individual by respecting individual differences and promoting common interests.”

That a university-funded paper has the gall to run such an ad is utterly unacceptable and reprehensible. Just last year, the university’s Chief Diversity Officer Mitchel D. Livingston stated, “It is a fundamental policy of the University of Cincinnati that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression will not be tolerated… discriminatory harassment violates the university’s policies and is comprehensively prohibited. Additionally, such behavior is antithetical to our aspiration of becoming a just and caring community”. Furthermore, the American Psychological Association has cited evidence studies that indicate so-called “sexual orientation change

efforts” are ineffective and possibly harmful to people who identify as LGBTQ3. While the paper bills itself as the university’s independent newspaper, it is quite obviously strongly affiliated with the UC community — this is why such an ad is both shocking and offensive. We hope your staff will take the LETTER TO university’s Just THE EDITOR Community principles into consideration when choosing advertisements to accept in the future. Josh Sanders, UC Alliance; Patrick Gauding and Daniel Traicoff, members of the UC College Democrats.

Multicultural viewpoint of advertisement rebecca lehman In the Thursday, Sept. 29 edition of The News Record I saw an advertisement for an organization promoting its Christian counseling services that they claim provide “support for unwanted samegender attractions in a spirit of gentleness, humility and love.” While I believe that individuals working in these organizations do so in a spirit of compassion, my understanding of the world sees this compassion as misguided. As described on the organization’s website, they offer aversion therapy that attempts to change homosexuals – a practice which has been declared harmful and ineffective by psychological and psychiatric professional organizations. This aversion approach places people who have sexual orientations other than heterosexual as being the problem — rather than exploring the problems created for everyone by heterosexism and homophobia.  While this parallel may be a weak one, I liken this to saying that the best solution to racism is trying to

make everyone white, rather than address a historical legacy and institutional structure that creates and promotes inequality and injustice. There are LETTER TO many great THE EDITOR resources on campus for students, faculty and staff that explore sexual orientation in a way that looks at heterosexism and homophobia — not people — as the issue. We have an active lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and straight ally community at the University of Cincinnati.  I encourage people of all sexual orientations to check the many programs, organizations and resources we have. The UC LGBTQ Center is a relatively new resource on campus that provides a wealth of resources, programming and support around sexual orientation.  You can stop by in person at 681 Steger Student Life Center or check out their website for information on their services. As described in their mission, the UC Alliance “is a student run organization that aims to develop

interpersonal relationships in a social and educational atmosphere through activities and events for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer community and its Allies.”   The group meets weekly for discussions, educational workshops and social activities that provide a safe and supportive environment to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. GenderBloc  is a student organization that provides activism, support and education on queer issues in our community, with an emphasis on gender inclusion.  They coordinate social and educational programming on our campus that range from quarterly drag shows, spoken word performances and the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  They also meet weekly for discussions, workshops, leadership development and more. Colors of Pride, another student organization, works to foster connections between multicultural and LGBTQA communities at the University of Cincinnati.  They meet bi-weekly to provide a safe

space for people of color who identify as LGBTQ and/or allies. The timing of the advertisement was, in some ways, fortuitous in that it is driving campus conversation on the issues that these groups address and providing a rallying point. These discussions fit into to the larger picture of October’s celebration of LGBTQ History Month and Oct. 11 as National Coming Out Day. These are just a handful of the great resources to help our community explore issues of sexual orientation in ways that are inclusive and don’t treat people who are different from expected as the problem.  One of the principles that makes our university a Just Community is the value of celebrating the uniqueness of each individual.  Join us in celebrating — rather than demonizing — our differences to make our community a just and caring one. Rebecca Lehman is the program coordinator for Racial Awareness Program Student Activities and Leadership Development at the University of Cincinnati.

Free speech: a mutually inclusive right for all

Controversial advertising reflects who we are as nation If you haven’t heard about the ad run in The News Record last Thursday, check out page seven of this issue. Those 23 words have sparked a controversy across the campus reminiscent of the Greek Life scandal of 2009. Our inboxes were flooded with letters, visitors stormed the office and the phones rang off the hook. Everyone wanted to know the same thing: Why would we even consider running an ad that was, as one email put, “offensive, inexcusable and a step backward in the advancement of equality”? So here it is: Why we ran the ad. The staff took a handful of factors into consideration before running the advertisement. We looked at the language used, our relationship with LGBT groups on campus and the predicted reaction from offended readers. We considered rejecting it, we considered pulling it. But in the end, our decision came down to the one thing that guides all journalists at one point or another: The First Amendment. The United States Constitution provides a number of undeniable, unalienable rights to each and every one of its 300 millionplus citizens. One of the most important, most taken for granted, most abused and absolutely most important of these rights

is the freedom of speech. The ad in question was for Prodigal Ministries, a church group located just off campus, and offers, “support for unwanted same-gender attractions in a spirit of gentleness, humility and love.” The motives behind the advertisement could be seen as more than questionable. The message was something few could even attempt to agree with. And yet, we made the decision to run it. STAFF In a country where EDITORIAL the freedom of speech is the most protected civil liberty in the land, it is important to uphold the value that equality means everyone — whether you agree with them or not. While TNR, the university, campus organizations or specific individuals might not agree with the views expressed by Prodigal Ministries, it was certainly not the newspaper’s place to deny them of their civil rights. There is indeed a thin line between free speech and hate speech. This line is tiptoed and ruled on by the Supreme Court regularly throughout the nation. True, the organization in question claims that sexual orientation is a choice and


can be changed through a relationship with Jesus. Yes we think that’s more than a little bogus. But hey, we think a lot of things are bogus: burning the flag, the Ku Klux Klan, Westboro Baptist Church and Mel Gibson. But as a news organization, we do not withhold the ability to voice opinions or advertise services just because we don’t agree with them. UC practices similar freedoms of speech; no one agrees with Brother Micah and his “fire-and-brimstone, everyone’s going to hell” malarkey. Still, every year, he or someone like him can be found spewing his controversial beliefs on McMicken Commons. We understand that people are offended by the Prodigal Ministries ad. We understand that it is hurtful and upsetting. But, as a newspaper that holds dear the right to express ourselves and publish every side of a story, we cannot deny anyone — even an organization like Prodigal Ministries — the right to have a voice in our publication. If you agree or disagree with our view on this topic or take issue with anything else going on around campus, please feel free to email us at

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Luther King, Jr. No one endured as many beatings and verbal assaults and no one marched and protested more against oppression and for justice than this great American hero.” UC recognized the Rev. Shuttlesworth for his work involving the civil rights movement in 2001 when it awarded him an honorary doctorate of humane letters. It was just one of many honors for the Rev. Shuttlesworth, who was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by former President Bill Clinton that same year. “For most of your adult life, you have been at the forefront of the struggle for civil rights and racial equality, at times risking that life to further the cause of social justice. You are a formidable advocate, combining physical courage with soaring oratorical skills, firm in your convictions,” then-UC president Joseph Steger said to the Rev. Shuttlesworth during the 2001 ceremony. “For all that you did in those dark days, you deserve our commendation and gratitude. For all that you continue to do on behalf of the people, you are our inspiration.”

said. “There is no law saying people are free not to be offended.” The best reaction would be a response from those who disagree with the message, Kaufman said. “You fight speech with speech — not silence,” Kaufman said.

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taking center stage Nick Nelson, a 2010 College-Conservatory of Music graduate, has made a name for himself since leaving UC and is now cast in the national tour of “Beauty and the Beast.”

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TAKE A BOW Nick Nelson graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 after studying musical theater at the College-Conservatory of Music. Since then, he has traveled the world in a touring Nickelodeon production and abord the Carnival Destiny cruise ship. Now, he takes the stage in “Beauty and the Beast,” currently playing at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.

ariel cheung | EDITOR-in-chief The News Record: When did you first figure out you wanted to go to the CollegeConservatory of Music? Nick Nelson: There was this kid named Will Ray who did shows in my hometown who I saw in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” back home in Kenosha, Wis. And I was like, ‘Where does he go to school?’ Ever since then, I just wanted to go to CCM. I was going into the sixth grade, and I think everyone knows that CCM has its incredible reputation of producing some wonderful talent, but it was really Will Ray that was the first initial reason why I wanted to go there. TNR: And how was CCM once you got there? Nelson: It really is an incredible program that gives you an incredible amount of training, but with that comes an incredible amount of work. It was just a rigorous four years. I got to be part of a really incredible program, and it was very difficult, but a very rewarding four years. I was Woof in “Hair”, I was Charles Guiteau in “Assassins,” I was Davis in “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.” With the shows and with your classes, you really are constantly interacting with your classmates, the people in your year, the people above you and below you. You go out socially together after shows, and you really do become like family. Sometimes it’s dysfunctional, but it’s a family nonetheless. TNR: What was your favorite show? Nelson: “Hair” by far. I could do that show until I’m 80 years old. It’s still, to this day, the most incredible experience I had doing a show.

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DARE TO HAIR In CCM’s November 2009 production of “Hair”, Nick Nelson, a 2010 graduate of the musical theater program, played Woof, a loving, gentle member of the Tribe. After graduating, Nelson spent six months touring with a Nickelodeon production and eight months abord the Carnival Destiny cruise ship before landing a role in the national touring production of “Beauty and the Beast.” TNR: What did you do after graduation? Nelson: You graduate from CCM and all of a sudden real life just hits you, and it’s your life, and you have to make your own choices. You have to go out on your own auditions and book your own shows. It was kind of a wake-up call. We had our showcase April 7, 2010, in New York, and I started going in for [auditions] and two weeks into it, booked this Nickelodeon tour that they needed me for immediately. It was a six-month contract, so I packed my life up in a suitcase and they flew me out to Minnesota to join the tour. TNR: So what was the Nickelodeon tour? Nelson: It was for Nick Jr., and each show was a 20-minute little segment. It was geared toward little ones, like fourto-eight-year-olds. I had a different role in every one of the four segments, so I played Toley in “Ni Hao Kai-Lan”, Austin in “The Backyardigans”, Tuck in “The Wonderpets” and the King in “Dora the Explorer.” TNR: What was doing that show like for you?

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PLAYING NEAR YOU Now at the Aronoff Center, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Nick Nelson plays supporting roles.

Nelson: It was kind of a doubleedged sword, because I was traveling all over the nation and seeing some beautiful cities and playing some gorgeous theaters, but the show itself wasn’t necessarily what I was wanting to do. At the same time, it was a job. I went to school to perform onstage, and I would rather be performing onstage than serving lattés at Starbucks. TNR: After your contract was up, what did you do?

Nelson: I went back to New York and started auditioning again. You literally walk around the streets of New York City, and there’s just this energy that flows through you, and it’s really strange. It’s a feeling that I remember never having experienced before, but vit’s a great, great energy. It’s just lively and busy. I was in an audition and I had put on my sheet that I could start Nov. 1st, because my show ended Oct. 31. And they said they had an eight-month contract for me that started Nov. 1. So I did my last two shows in California with Nickelodeon Oct. 31, got on a redeye, flew to Miami, Florida, and got on the Carnival Destiny [cruise ship] and started rehearsals. No break at all. The Carnival Destiny was a completely different experience. Cruise ship life is just very different from real life. I was constantly in the middle of the ocean, and I got to visit Cozumel and Jamaica, Key West and wonderful Caribbean islands, but there was always just a sense of wanting to be able to use my cell phone. I felt a little bit like I wasn’t living in realty … but I got a wonderful tan. TNR: So how did you end up in “Beauty and the Beast”? Nelson: I remember getting the call and listening to the voicemail about 10 different times, because I thought it was for a callback. But they were saying things like, ‘We want you to join the company, and we want to offer you a position.’ That sounds like an offer, but it sounded too good to be true, because they hadn’t seen me in over a year. They initially called me in April to replace a guy who got injured

quite severely, and so they needed a replacement. It’s three months because he’s planning on coming back in January. TNR: And how’s it going so far? Nelson: It’s been a wonderful ride. I’m very new to the company, but they’ve been incredible. I am a knife, a salt-and-pepper shaker, a gargoyle, a townsperson … it’s an ensemble track, so we’re constantly in and out of different costumes and going into different scenes. I understudy Lumiere, so I would live to be Lumeriene; he’s a lot of fun. We’re going to Canada, and I’m really excited to play Canada. I think that’s one of the great things about touring — you get to go around and be in places and see places you’ve never been before. As long as I’m on a stage, I’m content, so if I have to play a salt-andpepper shaker, that’s what I’ll do. TNR: What have you learned since graduation? Nelson: Not to compare yourself to other people — because if you do that, it will only lead to destruction, honestly. Everyone’s path in this field of work takes you in completely different directions. My friends from school — if I were to compare them to what I’ve done, you can’t even start — it’s like comparing apples to oranges. That’s just how it works. You have to be proud of the work you’ve done. I’ve been working nonstop since I graduated, and I don’t have my Broadway credit yet, but I’ve been working consistently for a year-and-a-half, and I haven’t had to wait tables yet. And I am proud of that. And I think that’s what really important.



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SPORTS UC snaps 3-week losing slump MEN’S SOCCER



Backdoor covers can happen too Week four will forever be known as the week Hank Williams Jr.’s 15-plus year relationship with EPSN ended after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler. It is also memorable for the lack of good games that took place and for Tony Romo giving plenty of ammunition to naysayers. My favorite part of week four is that bye weeks start in week five, giving hacks like me something else to ponder when picking games around the NFL. (Home team in CAPS) CAROLINA (+7) over New Orleans: Cam Newton is becoming the king of the back door cover that gives the bookies in Vegas a swift kick in the junk. Of course, now that I mention that little nugget, the Panthers will probably lose by 24 and end the four-game streaks Newton has going. BUFFALO (+3) over Philadelphia: The Bills got smacked in the mouth last week by a Bengals defense that is now the best in the NFL. Being physical and forcing mistakes is something the Eagles don’t do on defense, and they look as though they are counting the days down until their bye week. NEW YORK GIANTS (-10) over Seattle: The Tavaris Jackson/ Charlie Whitehurst experiment is not working out so well in the land of the Space Needle. The Giants should have a relatively simple time beating the Seahawks, but you never know when Eli Manning will lay an egg. Take the points with the Seahawks playing and early game on the east coast. JACKSONVILLE (-1.5) over Cincinnati: The Bengals got back in the win column by downing the Bills and keeping their genitalia in front of supposedly 45,000 fans. If you believe that many souls were at that game, I have a bridge in Wyoming to sell you. This game should have no line, rather a question mark denoting the fact that nobody outside of two of the NFL’s smallest media markets cares about this game. INDIANAPOLIS (-2) over Kansas City: This week, the Colts will get their first win of the season and ensure that Andrew Luck will play in Arrowhead next year. Look for the defense to rough up the Chiefs and Curtis Painter to play surprisingly well against the semi-pro defense of the Chiefs. Tennessee (+3) over PITTSBURGH: The Steelers have no idea how to play offense right now, and the Titans are scoring points for no reason. Titans win and the boos will serenade the surprisingly inefficient Steelers offense. Arizona (-2) over MINNESOTA: After “fumblegate” last week, the Cardinals need to get back on track and the Vikings should give them plenty of chances. Oakland (+7) over HOUSTON: The Texans should pull this one out, but Oakland will keep it close, thanks to the Andre Johnson’s hamstring. Tampa Bay (+1) over SAN FRANCISCO: The Buccaneers narrowly beat out the Colts after overlooking them. This week, they get back to physical football and handle the 49ers in the bay area. New York Jets (+10.5) over NEW ENGLAND: The Patriots avoided losing consecutive games last week, but the Jets will get their running game going this week. Patriots by a touchdown and the Jets cover. DENVER (+4) over San Diego: Phillip Rivers is playing another all-pro season, but the rest of his team keeps him down. Look for a close game capped off by a surprising Broncos win. GREEN BAY (-5) over Atlanta: The Falcons are inconsistent this year; the opposite of the Packers. Aaron Rodgers continues his record-breaking season path. Chicago (+7) over DETROIT: Megatron and Matthew Stafford benefited from Tony Romo’s epic choke last week, and it is only a matter of time before they lose. It will be a great game to watch if you like hard hitting and fighting, but I think the Bears win outright. Teams on a bye this week: Browns, Cowboys, Rams, Dolphins, Redskins and Ravens. Last Week: 5-9-2 Season: 33-26-5 Disagree with Hoffman? Want to give him a lesson in calling them? Shoot us a tweet @NewsRecord_UC.


The University of Cincinnati men’s soccer team put an end to its five-match losing streak Tuesday night after defeating Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2-1 at Gettler Stadium. “We played great defense against Xavier, but our offense was not concise,” said UC head coach Hylton Dayes. “Today, our defense and offense were working together with confidence, and that made the difference for this game.” In front of its home crowd, Dayes’ team had drawn 1-1 with cross-town rival Xavier Sept. 28, extending the Bearcats’ 14-match unbeaten streak against XU at home. Against No. 25 West Virginia Oct. 1, however, the Bearcats were overpowered and defeated 1-0. Without a single win in the Big East, it would be a win against the non-conference SIU Edwardsville that would build the Bearcats’ confidence towards a tough away match against Rutgers next Sunday. “Going to Rutgers with a win, it’ going to give our guys confidence, but to play on the road is never easy, especially in our league,”

Dayes said.“But [the win] gives us confidence.” The Bearcats had scored a mere two times in their last five matches, but Tuesday night, the Bearcats managed to net two — although the first goal was not obtained by the Bearcats. SIUE Cougar, Jack Twelleman, broke through the Bearcats’ defense after assistance from Brian Graork at the top of the 18th minute. Twelleman was left standing alone in front of the Bearcats’ goal, guarded only by goalkeeper Joey Barnard, who allowed Twelleman to net the first goal of the match. Another losing-score night had initially looked like it was in the cards for UC when Twelleman put the visitors ahead after just 18 minutes; however, three minutes later, the Bearcats answered the Cougars’ challenge. Midfielder Ashani Walker made a pass from the center to the right side finding midfielder D.J. Albert, who managed to dribble past a defender, then, with a powerful right-foot shot, Albert put the ball in the back of the Cougars’ net to tie the game at one. The attacking threats from the Bearcats continued with a renewed confidence; and after several failed attacks and with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half,


LONG TIME COMING UC’s 2-1 win Tuesday was the team’s first since victory since Sept. 11. UC forward Matt Remaley scored to put the Bearcats ahead 2-1 after the young SIUE defense failed to clear the ball from their box. Walter again won the struggle for the ball in the open field, which set Remaley up for the winning Bearcat shot. The second half continued in a similar fashion, with scoring chances few and far between for both teams. The Bearcats return to action at 7 p.m. Saturday against Villanova at Gettler Stadium.


FIVE-GAME STREAK The Bearcats volleyball team has won their last five games with 15 set victories and just three losses. Cincinnati will continue its five-game road series this weekend with matches against Rutgers and Seton Hall Friday and Sunday, respectively.



THE NO. 1 KILLER Senior outside hitter Missy Harpenau leads the Bearcats with 233 kills. She posted 36 against Notre Dame and DePaul last weekend.

Riding a five-game winning streak, the University of Cincinnati volleyball team will hit the road this weekend to play Rutgers University and Seton Hall. The Bearcats are coming off a strong weekend in which they swept the DePaul Blue Demons Sunday and defeated the favored Notre Dame Fighting Irish three sets to one Saturday. “I thought we played pretty well, and I thought we played well when it counted,” said UC head coach Reed Sunahara. “In the first, third and fourth sets [against UND] when it was crunch time, that was when we buckled down and made some plays to help us win. The third set was pretty bad. We were hammered. We just didn’t execute, but overall, I’m pretty happy with what we did against Notre Dame.” Cincinnati finished last weekend with a .349 hitting percentage, but Sunahara admits that his offense has been up and down all season.

Currently, the Bearcats are ranked third in the Big East with a .232 hitting percentage and are ranked second with a 13.40 kills per set average. Cincinnati’s offense will be put to the test Sunday, however, against a strong Seton Hall defense that ranks second in the Big East in digs per set, averaging 16.92, while also holding opponents to an average .160 hitting percentage. “We got to make sure we take care of the ball,” Sunahara said. “Our first contact is going to be important.” While Sunahara said consistent offensive play will be important, defensive play will be equally, if not more crucial. “Hopefully, our offense will be on, but more importantly, we got to dig a lot of balls and we got to block,” Sunahara said. “If we can block and dig, then we can transition to where we can hopefully have the firepower to score.” UC freshman setter Caylin Mahoney will be entering the

weekend slate coming off strong performances against Notre Dame and DePaul, where she totaled 96 assists, averaging 13.71 per set, which earned her the Big East Freshman of the Week award. “She’s played every single set for us,” Sunahara said. “She’s done a nice job, and she needs to get better every time she steps foot on the court.” The Bearcats begin their weekend slate at 7 p.m. Friday against Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J, before travelling to battle Seton Hall Sunday at 2 p.m. The weekend matches will be the second week of a three-weekend Big East road series. Despite playing away from Fifth Third Arena for so long, Sunahara said he’s confident in his team’s ability. “I think our strongest point is just how we compete,” Sunahara said. “I like my teams to compete harder than other teams in every aspect of every match, and every set and every point.”

UC inks eight new recruits for 2012 LACROSSE



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The University of Cincinnati women’s lacrosse team signed eight new offensive freshmen for the 2012 season — six middies and two on attack. “We could not be any more excited to welcome these eight student athletes to the Cincinnati lacrosse family,” said head coach Lellie Swords. “They bring a wealth of experience, high energy and a passion for the game to our team.“ Megan Field, a three-year varsity letter-winner out of Baltimore, Md., plays midfield and was named all-county as a junior and senior. She is a three-time all-division selection and was deemed the “North County News” Athlete of the Year. On attack, UC added Leigh Fisher from Terrace Park, Ohio, who was a first-team all-district and first-team all-state selection and was also a honorable mention all-America during her senior year. Attack/midfield Jennifer Graham was a four-year varsity starter out of Willingboro, N.J. She represented the upper Atlantic in the national tournament as a freshman. As a junior, she was named “Burlington County Times” pre-season player to watch, and, in 2010, she was a first-team all-South Jersey and first-team all-county selection. Other new players include attack/midfield Jaymee Heineke and middies Ashley Helmrath, Kelly Hilmer, Jillian Magnotta and Victoria Zarella. “We have no doubt that they will make an immediate impact on our team and will raise the level of competition in our program,” Swords said. The lacrosse season begins February 2012.

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