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After being accused of burglary, University of Cincinnati football player Akise De’Shawn Teague was taken to the Hamilton County jail Wednesday to be booked. The 20-yearold sophomore running back from Youngstown, Ohio, is accused of stealing from unlocked dorm rooms in Daniels Hall while students slept. TEAGUE Teague is also a resident of Daniels Hall, according to a UCPD press release. A UC Police Division (UCPD) offense

report shows an offense was reported from Daniels Hall at 3:19 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, and the complainants reported a stolen cell phone. Students in five separate dorm rooms reported that someone had entered their unlocked rooms, according to a UCPD press release. UCPD officer Joseph Haugh III arrested Teague on Wednesday at 51 West Corry Blvd., and charged with burglary after unlawful entry without force — a seconddegree felony. Teague allegedly admitted guilt to UCPD in an interview and through a written confession. Teague faces one count of burglary and was scheduled to appear in municipal court on last Thursday morning. Representing Teague is his attorney,

Michael A. Lanzillotta of Cincinnati. Hamilton County Courthouse records show an arraignment hearing was scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, and that a $5,000 bond was set during that hearing. In addition, UC JONES head coach Butch Jones has dismissed Teague from the Bearcats football team. “Akise Teague has been suspended indefinitely and dismissed from the University of Cincinnati football team,” Jones said in a statement. “Studentathletes in the program are held to a higher standard of conduct on and off the

field as representatives of the university. This incident in no way reflects the values, principles and ideals of our football program.” In his brief career with the Bearcats, Teague produced 42 yards rushing on eight carries — tallying one touchdown in UC’s 72-10 victory over Austin Peay in the 2011 home opener. Prior to joining the Bearcats, Teague was a top recruit out of Youngstown Ursuline High School — where he helped the Fighting Irish win their third-consecutive Division V state title in his senior season. Also in that season, Teague scored 48 all-purpose touchdowns, according to maxpreps.com, and was named Mr. Football in Ohio by The Associated Press. The News Record will update this story as more information becomes available.

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President Barak Obama’s plan to reduce the cost of higher education has caused an overwhelming mix of criticism and approval among educational authorities across the nation. Obama gave a speech to the students of University of Michigan Jan. 27, addressing concerns for the rising cost of education and his plan to give incentive to colleges to cut costs. Obama announced that he would work with colleges that could keep costs down, but would withhold federal subsidies to colleges that cannot or will not work harder to keep tuition from rising. “Since most of you were born, tuition and fees have more than doubled,” Obama said. “That forces students like you to take out more loans and rack up more debt. In 2010, graduates who took out loans left college owing an average of $24,000 — that’s an average.” Obama announced that his administration is increasing federal student aid, and that he would shift taxpayer subsidies from the banks that administer loans to instead the students, and provide more grants and lower interest rates. “We can’t just keep on subsidizing skyrocketing tuition,” Obama said. “No matter how much we subsidize it, sooner or later we’re going to run out of money.” Greg Hand, UC spokesman, said,“This message resonates very well here at UC because cutting costs is what we’ve been attempting to do.” Obama announced that his plan would allow college graduates to pay 10 percent of their monthly income until their loans are paid off,

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regardless of the amount owed. He also called on Congress to extend the tuition tax credit that his administration has put in place and wants to keep student-aid interest rates from doubling, which is scheduled to happen in July. Obama called on colleges to do better, and not to assume they can raise tuition every year without being held accountable. However, his critics feel this message is hypocritical. “The main thing federal student aid does is let colleges raise their prices with impunity,” said Neal McCluskey, associate director for the Center of Educational Freedom in Washington, D.C. “That’s why it’s so troubling that the President, at the same time has asked Congress to raise student aid.” While critics point fingers at increasing

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Drivers should keep an eye out for a new bill that could limit left-hand lane usage on interstate freeways. House Bill 395 aims to increase the speed limit on interstate freeways from 65 to 70 miles per hour for all vehicles and to limit the use of the left-hand lane on interstate freeways. In recent interviews, State Rep. Ron Maag and other supporters have suggested that the law would create more safety on roads, primarily because of the differential in speed between cars. The bill is being compared to a recent change in the law for the Ohio Turnpike. Last year, the Ohio Turnpike raised speeds for all vehicles to 70 mph, and they noted that there was an improved safety record for 2011. Traffic-related deaths matched a record low, previously recorded

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PRICE OF LEARNING President Barack Obama spoke at University of Michigan on Jan. 27 about the rising costs of a college educaton, and about working with institutions to lower those costs. The University of Cincinnati, however, has maintained a steady 3.5 percent increase over the last three years.

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The University of Cincinnati has received a fresh face for leadership in the sales department. Jane Sojka, an associate professor of marketing, has been named director of the UC ales Center in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business (CoB). Sojka said she has a three-point goal as the sales center director: To bring attention and interest to the sales field, to bring in recruiters from various companies to come to UC sales centers, and to develop a connection between UC sales students and local companies. Sojka and Joy Murphy, director of corporate relations at CoB, have begun sponsoring career fairs to match students seeking s a l e s careers and internships SOJKA w i t h companies in need of qualified salespeople. The initial “speed-dating” event introduces 30 top sales students with 30 company recruiters for three-minute meetings for an ultimate networking opportunity. Sojka said she wants students to work at UC, and that’s why she brings in the recruiters, which she says is an extremely easy task “due to UC’s location in a large metropolitan area.” She said her motto is“everybody sells something.” That being said, she aims to simply “bring awareness to the value of sales skills in a hands-on fashion.” She did so by starting a salesleaders program and by overseeing a varsity sales team — an elite group of students who represent the UC Sales Center in national competitions and presentations to sales executives. Sojka graduated with an undergraduate degree from Indiana University, studying English. She then went on to work

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Some less than discreet comments via social media have cost numerous American educators their livelihoods. A recent study by Janet Decker, an assistant professor in the University of Cincinnati Educational Leadership program, found a growing trend of school educators being dismissed for their behavior and online posts. A legal analysis by Decker has been published in the Principal Navigator by the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. “Educators’ online behavior is under tremendous scrutiny. Facebook posts have resulted in the dismissal of numerous school employees,” Decker said. “A Florida teacher, who posted that he “almost threw up” after watching a news story about same-sex unions, was asked to resign. After posting

that she hated her students’ guts, a New York teacher was suspended.” Decker practiced law before coming to UC and previously worked as an educator before going to law school. “According to the U.S. Constitution, citizens have speech and association rights under the First Amendment and privacy rights under the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments. However, the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as lower courts, has determined the constitutional rights of school employees are not without limitations.” Decker said. Certain federal and state laws outline unique responsibilities of school employees based on their special role in educating and protecting children. Thus, courts have upheld teacher dismissals when a separation exists between teachers’ private behavior and their teaching effectiveness, Decker said. Decker’s article highlighted various ways

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WATCH YOUR WORDS A UC researcher, not pictured, cites many instances where educators have been fired over social media. school districts could address this growing issue, starting with educating their staff about the school’s policies and by giving their staff an opportunity to ask questions

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Romney enjoys easy victory in Nevada Mark Z. Barabak | mct campus

LAS VEGAS — Mitt Romney romped to a commanding victory Saturday in Nevada’s Republican presidential caucuses, posting a second consecutive win and laying an impressive marker in a battleground state both parties will vigorously contest in November. The strong showing, on top of Romney’s landslide win Tuesday in Florida, boosted his delegate count and enhanced his standing as the overwhelming front-runner in the fight for the GOP nomination. Trailing far behind were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who were vying for second place. Former Pennyslvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who eked out a win in Iowa but has faded since, was a distant fourth. It takes 1,144 delegates to win the nomination, and Romney has staked an early lead in that count. But more meaningful was the momentum he gains from strong back-to-back showings, which will carry him forward to the next round of balloting Tuesday in Minnesota,

Colorado and Missouri. Romney, who won Nevada overwhelmingly four years ago, enjoyed several advantages on top of his Florida momentum. More than a quarter of the electorate Saturday was Mormon and more than 9 in 10 of that group voted for Romney, who shares their faith. But Romney’s strong performance was built on more than religious affinity; he garnered broad support across most of the GOP, as he did in Florida and New Hampshire, the other state he won. Entrance polls showed him carrying just about every category of caucusgoer Saturday, save the youngest, the secular and those making the least money, who preferred Paul. Although Nevada has the nation’s highest unemployment rate, 12.6 percent, and leads the country in foreclosures, the candidates never discussed the housing collapse in any detail. With Romney’s enormous advantages in money, momentum and organization, the outcome in Nevada never seemed in doubt, which took much of the edge off the brief campaign. So, too, did the time difference.

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CAIRO — Almost one year ago, senior leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood gathered in an apartment overlooking the massive protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. It was the 18th day of the uprising that would bring down President Hosni Mubarak. The elder statesmen of the long-outlawed Islamist group scanned the crowds below, making sure that their young activists weren’t using religious chants or banners; they’d issued strict orders not to make the revolution seem Islamist in nature. Satisfied, the leaders prayed together at sundown that Feb. 11, 2011, then they turned on the TV to see the vice president announcing that Mubarak had resigned after 30 years in power. “That was the moment,” recalled Mahmoud Ghozlan, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s governing council, closing his eyes to savor the memory. As ecstatic protesters celebrated below, the men in the apartment instantly realized that, with Mubarak gone, the Muslim Brotherhood’s decades of persecution were over, and the group finally had a clear path

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to political power. They sprang into action, using their long-standing service networks to protect neighborhoods, provide discounted food, form a political party and, ultimately, win nearly half the seats in a parliament that will convene Monday for the first time. In the year since the wave of revolts that brought down three Middle Eastern rulers and left two others tottering began, the ascension of the Islamists has emerged as the dominant narrative. The United States and other Western powers — along with Arab liberals and religious minorities — are watching with alarm as conservative Muslim politicians have filled the power vacuums left by the rebellions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. They fear that Taliban-style religious extremism will replace the old order’s secular autocracy; of particular concern are the future of Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel and the possible creation of havens for al Qaida-linked militants in Libya. Supporters of the Islamists say the extremist threat is exaggerated and that no other political force is as trusted, disciplined or efficient to guide these scarred nations toward democracy.

They note that across North Africa, Islamists are forging alliances with political rivals, meeting with Western envoys, courting foreign investors and spending millions of dollars on sophisticated electoral campaigns. “At some point, something happens to see spring | 7 photos and graphs courtesy of mct campus

AROUND THE WORLD Egyptians gathered on Tahrir Square in Cairo, on Jan. 25, the first anniversary of the revolution.

Komen, Planned Parenthood battle drags on

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LOS ANGELES — As a minority women’s health activist, Eve Sanchez Silver was proud of her work with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The organization had almost singlehandedly turned breast cancer awareness into a national cause, with its pink ribbons appearing on tote bags, containers of yogurt and even NFL football fields. But in 2004, she learned that some of the group’s local chapters gave money to Planned Parenthood affiliates to pay for breast exams for low-income women. Silver couldn’t help feeling that the more money Planned Parenthood had, the more abortions its clinics could perform. By the end of the year, she had resigned from Komen’s Hispanic-Latino Advisory Committee and found a new mission: pressure Komen to cut all financial ties to Planned Parenthood. “You cannot be a life-affirming organization in league with an organization that kills people,” Silver said. So began a slow-growing fissure between two pillars of women’s health that culminated in a full-blown breach this week when it became known that Komen had decided to stop funding about $650,000 in breast-health services at 16 Planned Parenthood affiliates. On Friday, in the face of overwhelming public pressure, Komen reversed itself.

But it may have come too late to pull the venerable breast cancer organization out of the polarizing national debate about abortion. Komen founder and chief executive Nancy Brinker insisted Friday that the foundation’s new rules preventing grants to groups that were subject to government investigations had not been designed to target Planned Parenthood and had nothing to do with its role as an abortion provider. “We do not want our mission marred or affected by politics — anyone’s politics,” Brinker said in a statement. By then, a key officer at its Dallas headquarters had resigned, and others in the group’s local affiliates had threatened to follow suit if the decision was not reversed. Members of Congress admonished the foundation for playing politics with women’s health. Irate women denounced Komen on the Internet and pledged to boycott its upcoming “Race for the Cure” events, which raise several million dollars each year. The situation has been a “total embarrassment” for Komen, said Tom Madden, chief executive of TransMedia Group, a Boca Raton, Fla.-based public relations and crisis management company. “I can’t believe an organization like Komen wasn’t aware of what was going on.” There had been early signs that Komen executives realized their new stance toward Planned Parenthood could result in

a public backlash. The headquarters made no announcement of its decision late last year to change its funding rules. It relied on its local affiliates to inform the Planned Parenthood chapters they funded that its grant-making criteria had changed. Over the last few weeks, officials at Planned Parenthood’s New York City headquarters received word from multiple affiliates that their Komen grants would not be renewed. At that point, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, sought a meeting with Komen officials but was rebuffed, said spokeswoman Shawn Rhea. Instead, Komen issued a statement that it would no longer give money to organizations that were under government investigation. As a result, Komen said Planned Parenthood was no longer eligible to receive funds because it was the subject of an inquiry launched by Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., to determine whether the clinics had used public money to fund abortions, which is prohibited by law. Such an inquiry is not a formal congressional investigation. Supporters of Planned Parenthood — including dozens of members of Congress — cried foul. In a letter to colleagues, Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif., called the Stearns inquiry a “sham investigation” that was “politically motivated. ... The fact that the Komen foundation is using this investigation as the

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ON THE BRINK Komen founder and chief executive Nancy Brinker (above) announced Friday new rules concerning fnding that some say targeted Planned Parenthood.

basis for its decision is distressing.” In fact, though, abortion opponents had been putting the squeeze on Komen for years. Silver’s work at an anti-abortion group called the International Coalition of Color for Life in Red Bank, N.J., and with likeminded activists was paying off. Each year, the foundation’s local affiliates sponsor more than 100 fundraising runs and walks around the country. In the weeks leading up to those events, see komen | 7


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British comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globe Awards last week for the third time in a row, and the splash he made was hardly noticeable. This was a surprise because, judging from the buildup to the event, it seemed guaranteed that he would try something outlandish. After all, what Gervais had managed during his previous hosting gig only one year prior was virtually a one-man insurrection. Just last year at the Globes, with a glass of wine in his hand and a smirk on his face, Gervais stood at the pulpit of the Hollywood house of worship and he dared to besmirch the ceremony in proper heretical fashion. Award show hosts are expected take good-natured jabs at the guests in the room, but never with any malice. During a past awards event, comedian Jon Stewart hosted and said, “I kid because I envy,” right after making a joke at the expense of a celebrity guest. He wanted to reassure everyone that he had no intent to bruise any egos. Gervais opted for a more contemptuous sort of reassurance when it was his turn last year, and afterward, egos were not just treated for bruises. They were taken to the ER. In his opening monologue, Gervais challenged the validity of Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp’s Golden Globe nominations for the film “The Tourist,” implying that bribery was the reason it was selected. In addition to that, he admonished Hugh Hefner for marrying a girl nearly a quarter of his age. And as the evening grew darker, the jokes followed suit. The media reaction to Gervais’ jabs was overboard. Even the Hollywood Foreign Press Association called it “outrageous” — and they are in charge of the show. The fallout was so disproportionate one would have thought Gervais had set the ballroom on fire, trotted off gleefully into the night and left a smoldering heap of Botox in his wake. He did no such thing — nothing nearly as inflammatory — at least not literally. But what he did do was establish his resentment for celebrity culture in the middle of a room full of celebrities, which set off a few sparks and a ripple of startled gasps. For those who have been observing Gervais’ career over the past decade, his performance last year was gratifying. Gervais is co-creator of the original television series “The Office,” which has been remade in numerous countries around the world, including here in the United States. Since then he has written, directed and acted in the British sitcoms “Extras” and “Life’s Too Short.” In all three programs, Gervais explores the obsession that many people have with fame. He questions why people pursue it, and highlights the discrepancy between what “celebrity” is and what people perceive it to be. His claim seems simply that celebrity is not something to celebrate. That is what made his second performance as Golden Globes host so memorable; because it was then, in the midst of an ultimate celebration of celebrity, that he chose to act on his ideas and incorporate his own agenda into the mix. Things were different this year, however. For starters, it didn’t make much sense for Gervais to return to the event after he’d already ruffled more than a few feathers. He said he’d done what he set out to do, so now it seemed strange that the HFPA executives he disrespected before would hire him again. But not only did they hire him back, they marketed him rather energetically. Under the label of a “troublemaker” who says wacky things, they found a way to sell Gervais to viewers — what wacky things will he say this time?! And so once he was deemed profitable, past transgressions were forgiven. It turns out that Gervais actually didn’t have much to say in this third round, and by returning as host when he had no purpose, he was morphing from a Hollywood rebel into a Hollywood puppet. Thus reinforcing the message that it doesn’t matter what you say, where you say it, or who you say it to, there is a corporation that can and nullify you by adopting you into their business model.

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“A record plays a song you’ve not heard. It is perfect. It is Home.” These lyrics in Snow Patrol’s “The Symphony” from their new album “Fallen Empires” stand out as the fruition of Snow Patrol’s career. Whether you’ve been listening since their breakout album “Final Straw” or have only heard “Chasing Cars,” home has always been a sort of brand to their music. Snow Patrol’s “Run” was a guilty pleasure of mine in the eighth grade. To revisit them eight years later with “Fallen Empires,” I’ve discovered that not much is different, while at the same time, everything has changed. “Fallen Empires” is no “Final Straw,” but it still captures that melancholic pleasure of what resembles life in a small town’s winter where love, pain and music are the only things keeping your head from floating skyward. That’s something I can relate to as winter is usually a time where my own emotions wander and float around. “Life-ning” hits home as singer Gary Lightbody runs down a list of the things that make life worthwhile; like being a father and having your favorite sports team win the championship. Oddly enough, the more minimalistic

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THE LITTLE THINGS Snow Patrol achieves the most with minimalist tracks and classic, heartfelt themes rather than flashy, overdone tunes in their latest release, “Fallen Empires.”

in a mood that seems close to desperation. “This Isn’t Everything You Are” is a return to form, because it is fresh and different for the band — something that would probably shine brightest in a live setting. The album finishes with “Broken Bottles Form a Star” which finishes the album with an orchestral backdrop accompanied by some precise and professional piano playing; an appropriate ending for Snow Patrol’s sixth studio release. Despite flaws, “Fallen Empires” presents a solid listening experience with songs that are beautifully sad and will bring you into a fire lit living room as you stare out at the snow falling outside. However, it doesn’t hold strong enough to retain to memory and the songs fade like the winter the album portrays.

songs hit the hardest while attempts at something momentous often fall short. Lead single “Called Out In The Dark” sounds like a poor attempt to create a radio hit. With this song, Snow Patrol seem like a band trying to compete with Foster the People and MGMT; which is a shame, because they don’t have to. While “Weight of the World” resembles Chris Martin so much that if I didn’t know better I’d say it was a Coldplay song. These setbacks make the album suffer as a whole and put Snow Patrol

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CRAZY IN LOVE Keira Knightley plays therapy patient Sabina Spielrein alongside Michael Fassbender, who plays Dr. Carl Jung in the enticing new historical drama, “A Dangerous Method.” Directed by David Cronenburg, this film is quickly accumulating critical popularity.

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KATIE GRIFFITH | STAFF REPORTER Set in the early 1900s, “A Dangerous Method” is based on a mind-bending true story that you probably haven’t heard before. Neurology, dream analysis and psychotherapy are terms that come to mind when recalling the lives and work of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. Scratch“therapy”out of“psychotherapy,” however, and you are left with Sabina Spielrein, a woman who ignites curiosity in Freud and Jung’s minds. She is possibly the reason for their collaboration, but definitely the reason for their demise. The story reveals that the process and formation of theories, studies and analyses we hold true today were compromised by one woman. Who was this woman, and why has she been left unaccountable? “A Dangerous Mind” will no doubt resolve such inquiries. No matter the intensity of your curiosity’s appetite, it will surely be satisfied, but beware: At times it’s hard to stomach the

film’s realities. Keira Knightley does an outstanding job of portraying the disturbed young Russian, accent and all. She makes the manic nature of her character very clear in the first scene as she is being taken away to Burgholzli Mental Hospital. She shrieks, kicks and cackles as she is forcefully restrained and committed, assigned to the expertise of Dr. Carl Jung. It is under the care of Jung where the “talking cure” — a treatment developed by Freud and adopted by Jung — is executed. It is through this method that Jung discovers Spielrein’s bizarre issues. The self-explanatory mode of therapy relates directly to the title of the movie, which might invoke additional queries. Exactly how hazardous can talking be? “A Dangerous Method” explores the harsh consequences of exploring all kinds of dangerous methods that lead to risky relationships, unstable theories and perilous states of mind. It is a journey of madness, recovery, deceit, irony, perversion,

seduction and brilliance. Director David Cronenburg’s film has earned Michael Fassbender awards from The National Board of Review and The Los Angeles Film Critics Association for his role as Dr. Carl Jung. Viggo Mortensen has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Dr. Sigmund Freud. This peek into the personal lives of Freud and Jung (Fassbender) might influence your interpretation of the basis of psychology. Any insight gained from the film will unquestionably force reflection. Parallel to Jung’s belief, you must experience something in order to understand it; and to grow and learn from an experience, you have to face it head on. Discover the inner turmoil between Freud and Jung, endure their stories’ emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and evaluate each character’s twisted mind in this suspenseful examination of psychoanalysis. What will the diagnosis be, and will they endure it?

Hard rockers update to KOЯN-step is no triumph, no orgasm and certainly no satisfaction. “My Wall” (feat. Excision) is a perfect From self-titled (“Korn” 1994) to untitled example; the first 20 seconds are alluring and (“Untitled” 2007) Korn has come undone, only should pave the way for a fierce beat with to re-assemble with a new twisted transistor. harsh, face-melting sounds and lyrics. Instead, “The Path of Totality,” Korn’s latest release, the rhythm fades and lead singer Jonathan dips a toe into the enticing world of dubstep. Davis rambles about something “sacred” and The album mixes Korn’s primary hard-rock putting a wall up, only to be torn down. Dubstep sound with beats from prominent dubstep and or not, one problem I often encounter when electro artists such as Skrillex, Kill the Noise listening to Korn is the “corniness” of their lyrics and Noisia. — no pun intended. If you’re While it is a courageous one of those die-hard fans that NOTEWORTHY: step into an entirely new cringe at the sign of change, direction, there were a few “GET UP!” this album is not for you. Let’s marks missed. face it, this album is not for In tracks such as most. I put three songs on my “NARCISSISTIC “Illuminati” (feat. Excision iPod and forgot about the rest. CANNIBAL” and Downlink) and One might begin to wonder “Sanctuary” (feat. Downlink) if there is an up-side to the “BLEEDING OUT” the combination of sound is album. One word: Skrillex. lost in an unexciting blend Sonny Moore (Skrillex) does of noise. The “drop-the-bass” not disappoint, and two of moment most listeners look forward to is one the three best tracks from the CD feature element that is not included. The build-up is him. My personal favorite “Get Up!” (feat. often ineffective and without climax, there Skrillex) begins with a beat that spins and

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Kicking it old school this V-Day Valentine’s Day gets a pretty bad rap in our culture these days. I like to imagine that at some point in time, this holiday remained sweet and understated -- a day for couples to maybe go out for a romantic dinner and exchange thoughtful little gifts, while not really affecting single people one way or the other. Now, the day is represented in pop culture as one of the most stressful times of the year and full of unhealthy clichés. There’s the husband or boyfriend who ends up in the doghouse because he didn’t get that special piece of jewelry, the mad scrambling among single women to absolutely not be stuck without a date and the sleazy guy who attempts to capitalize on someone else’s desperation. That is just not my definition of what Valentine’s Day should be. Personally, I have always loved this holiday, even though I’ve never celebrated it with a date. I’ve always seen it as a day to spend with friends, enjoying the chocolate and the flowers and the cheesiest of decorations. I have very fond memories of Valentine’s parties in elementary school, when all the moms brought in cookies and everyone spent about an hour painstakingly learning how to cut the perfect heart out of red and pink construction paper. (Fold it in half, draw half a heart on the edge, cut and unfold. Works like a charm.) Obviously, if you are part of a couple, you might wish to do the dinner-and-a-movie thing, but unless you have been in the relationship for a significant period of time, I just don’t see the point in trying to make the day into some huge gesture. With that in mind, here are a couple of ideas of things you can do as a group instead. One idea is to exchange cards like you’re back in grade school. My favorite part about those class parties was the stack of colorful, theme-tastic Valentine’s cards. Those cards are still fairly cheap, and I hear they have some pretty hilarious Twilightthemed ones these days. Get a group of friends to commit to an exchange and head on down to the store to pick up the cards and a box of candy. You never know whose day might be just that much brighter from receiving a Valentine. After all, there’s always that kid who was unpopular in grade school and would love a chance to replace bad memories with heart-shaped bits of paper and a lollipop. Another idea is to have a horror movie night. This idea is shamelessly stolen from actor Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt on Glee. Even though I am a huge fan of good rom-coms, there are some awful ones out there, and many of the truly terrible seem to hit theaters right around Valentine’s Day. While couples are out suffering through sappy, repurposed plots and overacting, rent a couple of classic horror movies and kick back with friends. After all, horror movies are known for their terror-induced snuggling; you might find “the one” after all. Finally, try out the “newlywed game”. This is a game I’ve played with people from my store, and it is hilarious fun for couples, friends and even strangers. All you have to do is get three to four “couples” per round (pair up however you wish), and have one half of the couple leave the room. The other half is asked a series of questions such as “What is your dream job?” The response should be how they believe their partner would reply. Then call in the other half, ask them the same questions, and see how the answers match up.Yes, couples who are complete strangers probably won’t do well, but you might be surprised. Even if none of these ideas appeal to you, my advice about spending the day with friends still stands. Valentine’s Day is pretty ridiculous, so celebrate the absurdity. And if all else fails, always remember there will be plenty of discount chocolate once the holiday is over.

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It has been nearly 18 years since a woman was student body president at the University of Cincinnati — a statistic which has inspired a number of Cincinnati women to host “Elect Her” this coming Saturday. Those hosting the event hope that they will boost the confidence and provide inspiration for women all around the Tri-State area. “This year, our mission is to train college women to run for campus-based elective office,” said Luci Simon, Student Government’s senator at-large. “The goal is to build a greater pipeline of women running for office in order to diminish the long-standing political leadership gender gap.” The statistics regarding female Ohio politicians are alarming, making Elect Her even timelier, Simon said, explaining that Ohio has never had a woman serve in the United States Senate, and the state’s only female governor served a mere 11 days. Elect Her is also applicable to the UC student body, she said. “The amount of time that has passed since

a woman was president of our student body is unacceptable,” Simon said. “Every woman on this campus has seen something that needs or has noted an issue that needs to be addressed. Every woman has the ability to take action and fi x things. The Elect Her conference will offer tools for women to help them to get to a place where they can carry out change.” The women hosting Elect Her hope those who attend are inspired to become politically involved within their communities as well as their universities. “Anyone who has ever wanted change, but felt that they weren’t good enough or tough enough can leave this conference with the skills, tools and the confidence to run for office,” Simon said. US Rep. Jean Schmidt, Ohio Rep. Denise Driehaus and Cincinnati Council member Yvette Simpson will speak at the conference, which is open to women students from both UC and Xavier University. The event will also feature a panel of elected SEE ELECT | 7

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3-WAY ANY DAY Skyline wins the most stars, making it the overall winner, thanks to its flavor, pricing and atmosphere.

PETE MENTREK | STAFF REPORTER As college students, we all hold weird hours. Late-night study sessions, later night party sessions and bizarre work schedules often leave us with a hunger that needs taming. But at such late hours, where can we go? Our favorite go-to spots are often closed leaving us with few options. For this installment of Food Wars, we’ll be focusing our efforts on some of the finest late-night treats that Clifton is serving up. Namely, Papa Dino’s Pizza, Skyline Chili and White Castle. They’ll be loosely judged on major on these categories: Taste, price, hours of operation, atmosphere and service, and, most importantly, next day ramifications:

SKYLINE:

Easily the most flavorful of the three. They do equal business for lunch and dinner and late-night, which is usually a good sign.

SKYLINE:

You can get in and get out for under $10, with more than enough food to soak up your $50 tab.

WHITE CASTLE:

WHITE CASTLE:

Mini burgers steamed over grilled onions? Yes, please. Chicken fried in the shape of a ring? No, thank you.

PAPA DINO’S:

The pizza is bland and undercooked. The cheese fries were soggy and cold. At a certain point after a night at Uncle Woody’s, it didn’t seem to bother me at all. Weird.

The allure of $0.49 hamburgers might sound enticing to cash-strapped college students but rest assured, it adds up quickly.

PAPA DINO’S:

Everything on their menu sounds so good on paper, you’ll end up ordering enough to max out your Bearcat card, if that’s even possible.

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OPEN ALL HOURS Open 24 hours per day, White Castle is able to satisfy cravings any time of the day or night.

SKYLINE:

At Skyline, they’re fast, efficient and fully prepared to feed the late-night crowds. Chances are you’ll feel like a regular, even if it’s your first time there.

WHITE CASTLE: Nothing goes with the taste of freshly steamed hamburgers like the ever present possibility of being mugged.

PAPA DINO’S: The service is slow, especially when they’re busy. The service is oddly slower when they’re not.

SKYLINE:

Open until 3 am Monday through Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday through Saturday, Skyline’s hours are great for late night eats, but unfortunately fall a little short comparatively.

WHITE CASTLE:

White Castle is open 24 hours to satisfy your cravings, no matter what time of day or night.

PAPA DINO’S:

Papa Dino’s edges out Skyline for our second spot on the list because their identical hours with Skyline, with one little hickup. Dino’s is open an hour longer, until 4 a.m., on Thursday, giving us an extra hour to get our grub on.

SKYLINE:

I’m not sure if Skyline headquarters has some sort of consortium with Tums. I’d look it up but my bathroom doesn’t get wi-fi.

WHITE CASTLE:

This is the only restaurant that requires you to take a walk of shame the next morning. You feel so gross about yourself that a thousand showers can’t clean off the smell of steamed sliders and shame.

PAPA DINO’S:

You’ll feel gross, but not that gross.

OVERALL WINNER: SKYLINE

Kicking, punching toward less stress EMILY MACINTYRE | TNR CONTRIBUTOR

Students kicked, blocked and punched their way to a better health on Friday night during this week’s edition of Friday Night Live. The goal of the night was to educate students on the topic of personal safety, decision making, and to share available resources on campus. The Defend Yourself event, sponsored by University of Cincinnati Women’s Center and the Wellness Center, took place at the Campus Recreation Center. “Ideally there will never be a time where using self-defense skills are needed, but being exposed to a program like this could prove to be extremely valuable,” said Erica Forrest, Student Wellness Center program manager. This event proved not only tremendously beneficial but especially entertaining, as well. “I had a really fun time,” said Amanda Changet, a first-year advanced medical imaging and technology student, “The instructor was great. She teaches a karate class and all of the moves were really beneficial for the 15 of us who came.” Defense instructor Mina Ludwig taught the participants a number of moves that would both improve their health, decrease their stress

levels and help them live a safer lifestyle. “Nothing relieves stress quite like hitting something, or someone, with all your might,” Ludwig said. “There is also great clarity that comes with getting hit, but there is a lot more to it than that. The health benefits of what we do as students and teachers of karate are many-fold.” The FNL event taught basic moves like kicking and jabbing and went through different scenarios, including what to do when you get grabbed from behind or from the front. Ludwig also gave the students background information and taught about the importance of awareness. In the end, all the information proved useful, Changet said. “We were all pretty nervous to actually put all our force into hitting something, even though it was just a punching bag,” Changet said. “Once we got used to the fact that we won’t hurt anyone if we don’t have the intent, then people started really hitting the punching bags which was really great to see.”

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from tuition | 1 federal aid for rising tuition, state funding has played a large role in college budgets by cutting aid dramatically over the past few decades. From 2010 to 2011, state funding for higher education in Ohio has dropped 11.8 percent, and it dropped 7.6 percent nationally, according to a study done by the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University. “While state and federal funding has dropped about 12 percent consistently over the past few years, our tuition [at UC] has only increased 3.6 percent each year,” Hand said. UC has made a lot of sacrifices and strategic maneuvers to keep tuition at a manageable level. At the latest board meeting, a contract to lock in prices on natural gas is estimated to save the university $1 million per year. However, hundreds of jobs have been eliminated and administrative staff hasn’t seen a pay-raise in 2 years. “UC is absolutely dedicated to holding down costs and not dumping this on the students,” Hand said. from hb 395 | 1 in 1955, despite a significant increase in drivers on the turnpike. violators could be charged with minor misdemeanor, according to the bill. Violators of the proposed bill who have previously been convicted of one or more motor vehicle or traffic offenses could receive a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. There have been some concerns as to how the bill could be enforced. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Ohio State Highway Patrol wonders how enforcing the left-lane law would be possible, because reserving the entire left lane for passing vehicles could be problematic. Another concern with the law is proving that somebody is, in fact, not passing in the left lane. Currently, 35 states have speed limits of 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadways. The bill is sponsored by Maag and co-sponsored by State Reps. Andrew Brenner, Louis Terhar, John Adams, Bruce W. Goodwin, Lynn R. Wachtmann, Terry Blair and Kenny Yuko. Maag has represented the 35th District of Ohio since 2009 and is a University of Cincinnati alumnus. The first hearing of the bill occurred Tuesday. From spring | 2 blow the lid off tyranny, and that’s what we saw this past year with these revolutions,” said Ghozlan, the Muslim Brotherhood official. “Islamists are the new reality for this region, and the West must recognize that and engage in dialogue.” So far, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Nahdah in Tunisia and other mainstream Islamists throughout the region have offered assurances to their many critics, treading carefully so as not to squander their newfound authority and freedom. While they make little secret of their long-term goal of establishing Islamic states, analysts said, for now they’re willing to strike shrewd deals with non-Islamist blocs and focus on collective grievances such as unemployment, inflation and the lack of security. “As this is the first time for Islamists to move from opposition seats to lead the country, they are very cautious not to frighten their internal or external adversaries,” said Khalil al-Anani, an expert on Islamist movements at Durham University in the United Kingdom. “Hence, the assurances they give to others are a part of a transition process that is taking place within these movements since the revolution, rather than an attempt to manipulate their rivals.” The wild card, however, is the literalist Salafist movement, which is popular throughout the region. Arabic-language news reports say wealthy sympathizers in the oil-rich nations of Saudi Arabia and Qatar are funneling cash to Salafist groups in transitional countries, even as they crack down on any signs of rebellion in the Persian Gulf region. The Salafists are becoming a more visible constituency in Tunisia and Libya, with their black flags hanging from storefronts and a noticeable increase in fully veiled women in the streets, stoking fears that the moderate Islamist agenda could harden with the rise of the fundamentalists. Egypt’s Salafists, who captured a surprising quarter of parliamentary seats, hope to push the more moderate Muslim Brotherhood to the right by rallying the conservative base behind the immediate application of strict Shariah law. Some clerics already have called for banning alcohol and bikinis and shrouding pre-Islamic artifacts from the time of the pharaohs.

From ELECT | 5 officials who will offer advice on running for office. “Women who are naturally interested in running for leadership positions are the vast minority of our minority,” Simon said. “As women, we feel that we will be much better behind the scenes or in lower positions, or are just not confident in our ability to take top positions — which is why the event is important.” Even if a woman doesn’t necessarily feel inclined to run for an elected position, there is still a place for her at Elect Her, Simon said. “We really want to have as many women as possible,” Simon said. “If they come for the food, but end up running for a position after hearing the speakers, that’s fine by me.” FROM RESEARCH | 8 minute mark of the game, the Hoyas had ran out to a 42-31 lead. For the second time, however, Cincinnati managed to sneak back in the game and come within four points of Georgetown, trailing just 4541 with six minutes remaining. The Bearcats were unable to finish down the stretch, however, as the Hoyas finished the game out-scoring Cincinnati 20-13 to end the Bearcats’ two-game Big East winning streak. “Everybody talks about hanging around with the No. 15 team in the country,” Elliott said. “I can’t wait until we get to the point where not only do we hang around, but we make better decisions so that we can win these games.” The Bearcats return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Providence in Providence, R.I.

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from director | 1 Wichita, Kan., for Coleman Lanterns — a leading brand in outdoor recreation products, in the heating and air conditioning department. Following that, she received her MBA and from Wichita Statewhere she majored in marketing and wrote her doctoral dissertation on women in relationship-selling careers. from facebook | 1 about the policies. “Schools need to be empathetic and realistic to what’s happening in schools,” Decker said. “Make administrators and teachers a part of the policy formation … and make sure teachers understand policies.” Technology evolves, new facts evolve and courts are slow, Decker said. Much of the research complied in the article was obtained through Wesley Law — a database lawyers use. It’s important for all fields and employers, [and provides] plenty of cases that do not involve educators, Decker said. FROM MISSION | 8 done,” said sophomore Sean Kilpatrick. The Cats will look to get revenge on St. John’s Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they travel to New York for their second matchup against the Red Storm of the season. from offense | 8 a lot of work that has to be done,” said sophomore Sean Kilpatrick. The Cats will look to get revenge on St. John’s Wednesday at 7 p.m. when they travel to New York for their second matchup against the Red Storm of the season.

some affiliates receive calls from antiabortion groups threatening to boycott the events and to stop frequenting the businesses that sponsor them, said John Hammarley, a former senior communications adviser at Komen who was laid off last year during a reorganization. (He says he harbors no ill will toward Komen.) Part of Hammarley’s job was helping local affiliates deal with the flare-ups. “The issue of Komen’s involvement with Planned Parenthood was the single ongoing issue that caused some controversy,” he said. “It was an irritation: How many calls have we gotten this month? How many people are upset?” Churches and schools with antiabortion beliefs also made a point of boycotting Race for the Cure events, forbidding students from forming teams, Silver said. Eventually a small group of Komen staffers including Hammarley began discussing a strategy for managing the Planned Parenthood issue, analyzing a number of options including halting all grants to Planned Parenthood, maintaining the status quo or something in between, he said. After assessing how these alternatives could affect Komen and its affiliates, they recommended staying the course to avoid a backlash. “Any retreat from that would have the potential of upsetting any number of populations — the affiliates, the patients, or political factions,” Hammarley said. But when Stearns opened his inquiry in September, abortion opponents saw it as a perfect opening to press Komen. Among them, many believe, was Karen Handel, who had joined Komen about five months earlier as the organization’s senior vice president for public policy. Handel, a self-described pro-life Christian, had served as Georgia’s secretary of state and lost a close race to be the Republican nominee for governor in 2010. During that campaign, she told voters she was “staunchly and unequivocally pro-life” and pledged to end state grants to Planned Parenthood clinics that funded breast and cervical cancer screening programs.

Handel did not return calls to discuss the matter. Brinker herself has given tens of thousands of dollars to Republican candidates and committees, including anti-abortion politicians such as President George W. Bush and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., according to Federal Election Commission records. Despite Brinker’s insistence this week that the decision had unanimous backing from the staff and board, not everyone was happy with the decision. Mollie Williams, Komen’s managing director for community health programs, quit the organization the day after the decision was made in December. Brinker declined to discuss Williams’ departure this week, but people familiar with the details of the situation say she resigned in protest. In a statement, Williams said she couldn’t talk about the reasons for her resignation. “However,” she added, “anyone who knows me personally would tell you that I am an advocate for women’s health. I have dedicated my career to fighting for the rights of the marginalized and underserved. And I believe it would be a mistake for any organization to bow to political pressure and compromise its mission.” Silver, the anti-abortion activist, said she was never convinced that Komen officials were ready to cut their ties with Planned Parenthood. Had they been serious, she said, they could have made their opposition to Planned Parenthood’s abortion activities plain instead of spinning a story about technical changes to funding rules. “Komen’s ideology was still in league with Planned Parenthood,” Silver said. Abortion opponents who thought they had notched a victory this week will be “very distraught and disappointed,” she added. Conservative activists had been making plans to step up fundraising on Komen’s behalf, but those efforts have stopped. Silver said she would continue pressuring Komen until it made a clean break from Planned Parenthood.

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From KORN | 4 of the way into the song suggests no remedy for the sickness. The music shatters around the frequently occurring phrase “shut up” to make for a unique and enthralling sound. The albums single, “Narcissistic Cannibal” (feat. Skrillex and Kill the Noise) comes in at No. 2. Though the lyrics are cliché at times, the song as a whole is a good outlet for an angry listener with a demand for intensity. The high energy nature of the single demonstrates a striking potential for the unity of the two genres. Imagine a dubstep mosh pit. It could be the rave all of us rock fans have been waiting for. The album comes to an end with “Bleeding Out” (feat. Feed Me), and Korn couldn’t have concluded it better. As the lengthy intro sets the mood for an emotional set of lyrics, you can almost

feel the hums, drums, and zips that flow along the electric beat and yield a reflective journey. “Bleeding Out” is the most successful in accomplishing a fuse between the heavy metal and electronic feel. Despite my unforgiving critique, the album is not a total failure. Applause needs to be given for the new idea, the execution however, could have been better. My advice: Stick with the three songs given praise, find some new DJs and try again! I wouldn’t turn down the chance to hear a similar attempt by Korn and I’m eager to see the expansion of this new genre. Who else might wonder in the same direction of such a new and exciting synthesis of sounds?

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women’s basketball team proved they were able to keep up with the No. 15 team in the country, and were just mere points away from

proving they were better. The No. 17/15 Georgetown Hoyas defeated the Bearcats 6554 Saturday at Fifth Third Arena, but UC head coach Jamelle Elliott thought her team could have captured the victory if it was at the top of its game. “Georgetown probably didn’t come out and play their best basketball,” Elliott said. “When a team that’s ranked in the country doesn’t come out and play their best basketball, and we’re still playing hard, but we’re not upping our level. It’s still going to be hard to beat a bunch of teams. Today, we really didn’t up our level enough to give ourselves the best chance to beat a very good Georgetown team.” Turnovers proved to be the deciding factor in the game, as the Bearcats had 24 for the game,

which the Hoyas turned into an easy 24 points. “Looks like the difference in the game was that we turned the ball over 24 times,” Elliott said. “They pressured us for 40 minutes. [Dayeesha Hollins] had nine turnovers, which is uncharacteristic for her.” Despite her turnover issues, Hollins netted a team-high 17 points for the Bearcats, as did senior guard Bjonee Reaves. “[Georgetown] is a good team, but they aren’t as physical as other teams that we have played,” Elliott said. “They were the most aggressive trapping team that we have seen all year, but it is a learning experience for us.” Cincinnati got off to a slow start; and, 12 minutes into the first half,

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HANGING IN THERE The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team has won two of its past three Big East games.

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A CAREER NIGHT Cincinnati sophomore forward Justin Jackson had a career-high 14 points Saturday in UC’s 74-66 win against DePaul.

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SECOND HALF WARRIOR University of Cincinnati junior guard Cashmere Wright scored 11 points — all of which came in the second half — Saturday in UC’s 74-66 win against DePaul, including a 3-pointer in the second half’s four-minute mark to give Cincinnati its final lead of the game.

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After losing three-straight games in the Big East, the University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team ended its skid with a 74-66 win against the DePaul Blue Demons Saturday night at Fifth Third Arena. The Bearcats (16-7, 6-4 Big East) relied on a team effort, as they had five players score in double figures. “I was really happy with our composure all night — as happy as I’ve been in a while,” said UC head coach Mick Cronin.“As a coach, that’s one of the things you preach, and the guys stayed calm throughout everything that was going on.” UC guards Dion Dixon and Sean Kilpatrick led the way with 16 points each, followed by Justin Jackson, who netted 14, while Yancy Gates and Cashmere Wright added 11 each. The Cats’ defensive pressure was too much for the Blue Demons, forcing 18 turnovers that led to a 22-10 advantage in points off turnovers. DePaul guard James Crockett opened the game up early for the Demons, scoring eight points in the first four minutes to give DePaul

a quick 9-6 lead. Blue Demons’ forward Cleveland Melvin followed this up with 12 points, helping the Demons to lead by as many as five points twice during the first half. Prior to the start of Saturday’s game, the Bearcats led the Big East in 3-point shooting, but missed their first eight shots before Kilpatrick connected from downtown with seven seconds remaining in the first half to cut DePaul’s halftime lead to 38-36. While the first half was won by the Blue Demons, the second half belonged to the Cats, who shot 50 percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes of play. “I didn’t play too much in the first half — I was in foul trouble — but I guess we took our time in the second half,”Wright — who scored all of his points in the second half — said. “In the first half, we were kind of pressing, not really running our offense. We were taking the first available shot and not running through and getting the open shot.” The Bearcats would end the game on a 12-2 run to claim the win and snap their losing streak. Earlier in the week, Cronin called his

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teams’ toughness into question, which some players thought helped fuel motivation for Saturday’s game. “Coach [Cronin] just told us that we have to get back to what we were doing when we had suspended players,” Wright said. “We have to get back to having fun, [playing] fast paced with nobody worrying about mistakes. He said the last three games we worried about mistakes, and everybody was trying to do their own thing and not worry about the team. We have to get back to a team game.” Cincinnati went 17-of-28 from the free throw line, compared to during the losing streak when the Bearcats went a combined 19-of-37 from the charity stripe. “We got to the foul line quite a bit throughout the game,” Cronin said. “Just like my friend Dean Gregory who doesn’t get wins in golf, he takes a win any way that he can get. That’s what he says because wins are rare against me.” Cincinnati begins a two-game road trip as they travel to New York City to face St.John’s at 7 p.m. Wednesday before heading to Marquette Saturday.

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Cincy LAX slated to play 2012 in Nippert ANTHONY OROZCO | NEWS EDITOR

Just two weeks away from its season opener, the Bearcats lacrosse team announced it will play its 2012 home slate at Nippert Stadium instead of the newly built Sheakley Athletic Complex. “The seniors are really excited to finish their career where it all started four years ago,” said UC head coach Lellie Swords. “Nippert is such an amazing place to play, so we’re looking forward to returning to the stadium where the program started.” Swords enters her fifth season, and is returning nine starters — including the program’s all-time leading scorer in senior midfielder Laura Simanski. Simanski has accrued a program-best 125 points and 115

goals in her career. After starting all 15 games, Simanski led the Bearcats in 2011 with 22 goals, including a team-best 11 free position goals. Additionally, UC returns five of its top-six scorers. In addition to Simanski, the Bearcats return last year’s leading point-scorer in junior attacker Katie Kiriazoglou, who scored a team-best 34 points, including 16 goals and a team-high 18 assists. The Bearcats will open their 2012 season Feb. 17 when they travel to California to play San Diego State. The team will remain on the road for its next four games, facing Fresno State, Presbyterian, Longwood and Liberty, respectively.

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WHERE IT BEGAN In its fifth year as a team, the University of Cincinnati lacrosse squad will play its 2012 home games at Nippert Stadium, instead of at the Sheakley Athletic Complex. Cincinnati lacrosse plays its first home game against Iona, scheduled for March 17 at 12 p.m., and is slated to remain at Nippert to battle Big East rival Louisville March 27. From there, it’s on the road for

two games against Villanova and New Brunswick, followed by two home games where the Cats will face off against Conneticut and Syracuse. The Bearcats will end off their season at Notre Dame and Detroit.

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DePaul — the worst ranked rebounding team in the Big East — out-rebounded the Bearcats 25-16 in the first half of Saturday’s game — but rather than harping on the Bearcats’ lack of boards, head coach Mick Cronin acknowledged that the Cats are simply not going to be a big rebounding team. Instead, he said, they need to focus on what they can do better, and that is continue to be a better offensive team that takes care of the ball. “I can tell you this, like I’ve said all along — we are not a great rebounding team,” Cronin said. “At times, our biggest player other than Yancy [Gates] is JaQuon [Parker], so we’re not going to be a great rebounding team.” Cronin attributes the Cats’ recent lack of production to taking too many bad shots. One of those shots came, admittedly, from junior guard Cashmere Wright, who tossed one up midway through the second half when UC was down 64-62, though he did come back on the next possession to knock down a 3-pointer to give the Cats the lead. “I was kind of upset that I made that dumb decision,” Wright said. “Instead of passing the ball, I shot that dumb shot up. I had to make it up to my team.” In the first half of Saturday’s game, UC was 1-of-9 from behind the arc and shot 40 percent from the field. In the second half, however, the Bearcats shot fewer 3-pointers, made more of them — they were 2-of-6 — and went 15-of-30 from the field. “We’re hard to defend if we just show some patience,” Cronin said. “In the second half, we shoot 50 percent and are much tougher to defend. We’ve gotta play well offensively.” Wright, who made 4-of-13 shots for 11 points, scored 7 of those points in the final four minutes and was a key offensive player down the stretch. “I just want to win — that’s all,” Wright said. “I just went out there and played hard, took what they gave me. Coach [Cronin] kept telling me, ‘Just attack, attack. Whether you miss a shot or not, if you feel like you are going to make it, just keep shooting it and going to the hole.’ ” Cronin said he was particularly happy with UC’s composure and that Wright, who had no turnovers, did a great job of taking care of the ball. He seemed most happy, however, with sophomore forward Justin Jackson’s performance. Jackson finished 5-of-5 with a career-high 14 points. “There’s a reason he’s 5-for-5,” Cronin said. “He takes high percentage shots. Justin [Jackson] shoots layups with his hands on top of the basketball. We wouldn’t have won without him tonight, I can tell you that. He was a big, big factor.” Jackson also finished with two steals and two blocks. He was aggressive under the basket with the ability to draw fouls, and he went 4-of-8 from the free throw line. “He played under control on offense,” Cronin said. “If he makes free throws, he’s our leading scorer. “ The Cats didn’t play a perfect game Saturday night, but in their last 10 minutes of play, they out-scored the Blue Demons 19-11, showing their ability to remain calm under pressure and rally for a win. “It is good to get the monkey off our backs, but there is still SEE OFFENSE | 7


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