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THE NEWS RECORD MONDAY | MAY 16 | 2011
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Police searching for wigged suspect james sprague | news editor A bank robbery in Clifton Friday was the second of two robberies that has multiple police agencies searching for a female suspect clad in a red wig. Cincinnati Police District Five PHOTO Courtesey of CINCINNATI POLICE
LADY IN RED Police are looking for the suspect in two area robberies.
units responded to a burglary alarm at approximately noon Friday at the US Bank located at 425 Ludlow Ave. Police are currently searching for an alleged suspect also wanted in connection with the robbery of a Key Bank in the Clermont County village of Bethel at approximately 10:30 that same morning. The suspect is described as a white female, approximately
Driehaus outlines budget
30 years old, weighing 140-150 pounds and 5-feet-4-inches tall. The suspect was wearing glasses, a black blazer, black pants, white gym shoes and a shoulder-length red wig, according to Cincinnati police. The suspect also was carrying what appeared to be a zebra-print purse with red trim, according to US Bank video surveillance photos released by CPD.
The suspect reportedly left the scene on foot westbound toward Whitfield Street, where the suspect got into a getaway vehicle driven by another individual. The vehicle is described as a green Honda or Nissan vehicle, according to CPD. No description was given of the getaway driver. The amount of money taken by the suspect was undisclosed as of press time.
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Jason Hoffman | Senior Reporter Carson Elementary was the site of a Thursday evening town hall meeting concerning the newest version of the Ohio budget, which would cut more than half of the Ohio Consumer Council’s funding. State Rep. Denise Driehaus spoke to a crowd of Cincinnati residents to explain her part in the budgetary process and to host a forum about the Ohio Consumer Council (OCC). Driehaus began the evening by outlining the cuts her fellow legislators made in the new general assembly budget for the 2012-13 state policies. “[The budget proposal] is for $55 billion, and it spends more than the last budget,” Driehaus said. The budget, however, also cuts funding to the OCC. The OCC is funded from a tax that collects three cents for every $100 on companies like Duke Energy, which is passed on to the consumer at a rate of approximately $1 per year — but that is not a strain on the general fund of tax revenue, said Paul Kostyu, outreach and education director of OCC. The OCC will sustain a cut of 51 percent funding for OCC employees and services to consumers, possibly leaving residents helpless against utility hikes, Kostyu said. “[The OCC] has saved consumers approximately $10 billion throughout 35 years of service by utilizing attorneys and market analysts to ensure consumers are treated fairly,” Kostyu said. Kostyu also outlined the three functions the OCC performs: utilizing a lawyer and analyst section, a call center for support and an outreach and education program, which means the group can take cases to the Supreme Court if necessary. The OCC has also ensured that medically incapacitated Ohioans do not lose their power due to inability to pay their bills, Kostyu said. “We employ a full-time staff to deal with complaints, and we also come out to communities and see budget | 5 CORRECTION In the May 12 issue of The News Record, it was incorrectly reported that Clifton Comics and Games received an eviction notice on Saturday, May 21. The formal eviction was issued April 23, not May 21. The News Record regrets the error. INSIDE
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A BEARCAT WEDDING UC alumni Jimmy Olds and Sarah Tobbe have their wedding photos taken in Nippert Stadium before being married in Tangeman University Center Saturday, May 14.
ICE expands STEM degrees
Bomb threat on campus
Obama pushes for immigration reform
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The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) published an expanded list of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree programs Thursday for graduates on student visas in the United States. The STEM programs qualify eligible graduates on student visas for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which will be a temporal extension for up to 12 months for training or work in the field of study of immigrant students with student visas. STEM program degree extensions include coulter loeb | Chief Photographer fields like neuroscience, medical informatics, CALLING FOR CHANGE President Barack Obama pharmaceutics and drug design, mathematics, and spoke on immigration reform in El Paso, Texas. computer science. Students who graduate with one of the newly expanded STEM degrees can remain for an “It broke my heart knowing that a number of additional 17 months on an OPT STEM extension. those promising, bright students — young people This development came after remarks made by who worked so hard and who speak about what’s President Barack Obama in El Paso, Texas, May 10. best in America — are at risk of facing the agony “We should stop punishing of deportation,” Obama said. innocent young people for “These are kids who grew the actions of their parents,” up in this country. They love Obama said. “We should stop this country. They know no denying them the chance to other place to call home. The earn an education or serve idea that we’d punish them in the military. And that’s is cruel. It makes no sense why we need to pass the … so we’re going to keep DREAM Act.” fighting for the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief We’re going to keep up the and Education for Alien Minors fight for reform.” (DREAM) Act is a legislative If passed, the DREAM proposal of permanent Act would affect countless —president obama residency for undocumented undocumented immigrants president of the united states and deportable immigrant across the nation students that graduate from — including at the University American high schools, who are of good moral of Cincinnati. character, arrived in the country illegally and have “The DREAM Act has got to be the only salvation been in the country for at least five years prior to bill for students like me,”said Elier Lara, 19, an information enactment and complete either two years in a four- technology and honor student at UC. “I just want year institution or enlisted in the military and in good a chance at being here in the country that I grew standing.The act was first introduced in the U.S. Senate up in.” in 2001. It was reintroduced in 2010 before it was voted down in the Senate and reintroduced again May 11. see STEM | 5
It broke my heart knowing that a number of those promising, bright students — young people who worked so hard and who speak about what’s best in America — are at risk of facing the agony of deportation.
McMicken Hall was evacuated early Thursday after a note suggesting an explosive was in the building were found in the building. Alarms went off at approximately 9:30 a.m. and the building was evacuated immediately, said Gene Ferrara, University of Cincinnati Police Division chief and director of public safety. The Cincinnati Police Department also responded, sending trained bomb-sniffing dogs into the building. No evidence of a bomb was found. The note found in the building did not indicate a date or time, said a UCPD officer on the scene. The building was cleared for re-entry at 10:30 a.m. The incident was the second time in the past year UC’s campus has received a threat involving a bomb or shooting. An anonymous caller dialed 9-1-1 from Fifth Third Arena and reported a fake shooting on campus in May 2010. It also marked the second time this academic year that a campus building has been evacuated. An explosion in an Engineering Research Center laboratory led to the evacuation of the Engineering Research Facility as well as Rhodes and Baldwin halls in November 2010. Check out the Sigma Sigma slideshow @
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University of Cincinnati alumnus John F. Barrett will be delivering the 2011 spring commencement speech Saturday, June 11. The ceremonies will be hosted in Fifth Third Arena’s Shoemaker Center at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Barrett serves as chairperson on the board of directors, president and CEO of Western-Southern Financial Group. His company
is the No. 8 ranked insurance company in the United States, according to CNNMoney. The real estate group also developed the new Cincinnati skyline addition — the Great American Tower, the tallest building in Cincinnati. During the 9 a.m. ceremony, Barrett will be recognized
with the highest award from the university for his work to better society: the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
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BARRETT BIDS ADIEU John F. Barrett will be sending off the graduating class of 2011.
Barrett has left his mark on Cincinnati and UC, most noticeably in his support of the Barrett Cancer Center at the university. Barrett earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from UC’s College of Business in 1971 and was inducted to the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and was honored with the University of Cincinnati Award for Excellence in 2004.
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COLLEGE LIVING LEA banquet honors founder
Campus lovely in spring For those well-versed in this fine pastime known as college life, it’s a widely accepted fact that Spring quarter is the real reason we all spend more than $10,000 per year for a membership to Club Bearcat. Easier classes that begin later in the day, leaves on the trees, flowers in bloom, the award-winning architecture of the campus and, certainly not least of all, of the beautiful women (I’m told there’re some dudes, too) seem to emerge across MainStreet and Sigma Sigma Commons once the weather clears up. Many of the University of Cincinnati’s signature events take place in the spring, too. MainStreet Stride, Sigma Sigma Carnival and the Programs and Activities Council’s Spring concert each bring the UC community together every year to celebrate the weather and another academic year in the bag. Some of the city’s best offerings also take place off campus in the spring, all of which are a short Bearcat Transportation System shuttle ride or $5 cab ride away. The Krohn Conservatory’s annual Butterfly Show runs from the middle of April through most of June. As if the art museum and jaw-dropping hilltop views of the city weren’t good enough reasons to visit Eden Park, the Butterfly Show gives a rare chance to see thousands of live, exotic butterflies in person for just $12. The National League Central Division champions Cincinnati Reds begin their season every spring with ticket prices starting at just $5. You might want to sneak in your own food and drinks, but there probably isn’t a better way to spend an evening getting a healthy dose of Cincinnati tradition. The biggest and best of all springtime events in the city is the annual Taste of Cincinnati. The Taste shuts down Fifth Street every Memorial Day weekend and more than half a million people flood downtown to sample the best food, beer and fun the Queen City has to offer. Ninety-two-degree heat with 90 percent humidity will sound almost comical to your friends at other colleges, but we here at UC know that’s just another uphill walk to class at 10 in the morning, and after spending an afternoon in the frigidly airconditioned Swift Hall, we’ll pop our umbrellas for a walk home in just another cats-anddogs downpour. Spring quarter is the perfect time to fall in love with UC’s campus. Go out of your way one morning to sit with a coffee on the front stairs of the Tangeman University Center while the sun rises over the clock tower as the bells ring eight o’ clock. Skip your noon class and grab a friend between classes for lunch in the bleachers of the fifth-oldest stadium in college football. For that matter, take advantage of a unique privilege we enjoy here that almost no other college students in the country are afforded and have your lunch right on the 50-yard line C-paw. If you’re still not sold, you can spend your afternoon sunbathing on Sigma Sigma Commons before being played off on your walk home by the bells of TUC to the tune of UC’s alma mater. Just one year ago, our campus was named one of the most beautiful in the world by Forbes magazine. Since the Main and medical campuses together cover only 194 acres (for comparison, Ohio University’s campus covers 1,800) you could tour the entire landscape in one evening as the sun sets over McMicken Hall. You can’t beat Spring quarter at UC. We might not have a series of drunken cluster-eff parties or a fullfledged, weekend-long music festival every spring, but what we do have is the perfect blend of urban design and nature’s beauty and an overabundance of places to go and things to do. After all, that’s what has always made UC students so unique — going places and doing great things. So live it up, Bearcats. Freshmen, get ready to appreciate the decision you made a year ago to come here. see greene | 5
EKATERINA KATZAROVA | TNR CONTRIBUTOR University of Cincinnati student organization Latinos en Acción (LEA) hosted the Rafael Rennella Banquet May 13 at the Stratford Heights Pavilion and brought faculty, students and the Rennella family together to remember the man and his vision. Eric Abercrumbie, director of UC’s African American Cultural and Research Center and the university’s Ethnic Programs and Services, spoke about the pleasure of knowing Rennella. “I remember when he wanted to start an organization in the University of Cincinnati, and he did that with creativity, style, leadership and joy, and he named that organization … LEA,” Abercrumbie said. “I remember how he wanted to contribute even beyond the university community to the Greater Cincinnati Hispanic community. I really want to acknowledge LEA for keeping this vision alive.” The 2010 Rennella recipient and LEA secretary Christine
Ciriaco announced the 2011 recipient, Milena Ferandez. “Rafael and his mission live through us and will never be forgotten,” Ciriaco said. “This is why it is an honor to have received the Rafael Rennella Scholarship and to have a successor who also follows in the footsteps of Rafael Rennella by demonstrating leadership and motivational quality.” Rennella was born in Argentina and came to Cincinnati in 1979. He made it his goal to make UC an open and inviting space for Latino students. He died in August 1995 at the age of 26, according to LEA’s biography. “He invited high school youths to campus to see for themselves that college was not some scary place. And he brought together the incoming freshmen Latinos so they would feel welcomed and not marginalized,” said sister Viviana Rennella. “He wanted to unite them and offer them a sense of home and community, something
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CELEBRATING LATIN HERITAGE Members of Latinos en Acción gathered to award Milena Fernandez the 2011 Renella scholarship. we lose as immigrants once we move stateside.” In 2011, LEA focused on increasing membership, enhancing community engagement initiatives, increasing
the visibility of Latinos en Accion at UC and enhancing the Latino Programmatic Initiative and Outreach. see lea | 5
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FUTURE BUCKIN’ BEARCAT The Sigma Sigma Carnival offered many different types of entertainment including a mechanical bull. Though slightly hindered by the rain, spirits were lifted by beers and the merriment of good company and festive carnival games.
CARNIVAL LERA Khubunaia | TNR CONTRIBUTOR
ay showers didn’t stop students and Cincinnatians from enjoying the annual Sigma Sigma Carnival Saturday on the University of Cincinnati’s Sigma Sigma Commons. Despite the brief downpour, attendees enjoyed games, fireworks and live music. “People have to do things like this more often,” said Sam Warncke, a first-year chemical engineering student. “It is an outside event, which is better than going to somebody’s house and trashing it by the end of the day.” The Sigma Sigma Men’s Honorary Fraternity hosted the event and Student Government and MainStreet were the biggest sponsors, said Cory Sims, carnival chairman and a fifth-year finance and real estate student. UC President Greg Williams experienced the carnival for the first time since his arrival to the university fall 2009. “I think the event is a very nice thing to do,” Williams said. “It’s important for the students to get together, have a good time and enjoy the evening.”
The carnival was open not only to the UC students in an effort to show openness. “The main purpose of the event is to bring the entire UC community together — students, faculty, alumni and local community members — to celebrate another successful year here at the University of Cincinnati,” Sims said. The event offered more than 30 booths showcasing games and prizes. To participate in each game, visitors could purchase tickets and the money raised provides money for projects like Sigma Sigma Commons and the Bearcat statue located near Marge Schott Stadium, Sims said. The carnival also featured a mechanical bull, a performance by DJ Magnificent and music for the visitors. “I thought it was pretty fun, as I have never tried the mechanical bull before,” said Jillian Leedy, a first-year English student. Beside all the games, the organizations sold food, soft drinks and beer. At 10 p.m., fireworks highlighted the “Carnival at the Coliseum.” UC’s MainStreet sponsored the pyrotechnics show. “This is my first time attending the carnival, and I like it a lot,” said Amara Agomuo, a firstyear pre-law and political science student.
IT’S ACTUALLY COTTON? Carnival booth workers spin sweet treats for good eats. Despite the rain and wet grass, the participants enjoyed drinks, played different games and tried out the mechanical bull. “I just want to express how thankful I am to our sponsors: UC, Sigma Phi and, of course, the men of Sigma Sigma,” Sims said. “So much work goes into this event and it wouldn’t be possible without all the help we receive. This support is why we have been able to continue on for 72 years.”
Debate: Who owns land, resources? Gin A. Ando | editor-in-chief
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WHO OWNS WHAT? Michael Hardt (left), explains what exactly the commonwealth of the planet entails as Raj Patel looks on. The two writers took part in a dialogue regarding the future of the planet’s resources Thursday inside MainStreet Cinema.
The three-day Annual Research Symposium hosted by the Taft Research Center ended in the University of Cincinnati’s MainStreet Cinema Thursday with a keynote dialogue between two acclaimed writers on Earth’s “commons.” Michael Hardt of Duke University and writer Raj Patel spoke to each other — and a decently sized audience — regarding land and resources. Or, more specifically, who owns it. The conversation centered, first, on what the commonwealth actually is. Both speakers agreed that the commons is an abstract notion and focused on the things that are under the umbrella. “The commons is not the strange thing that happens when people exploit resources,” Patel said.
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Patel then went on to claim the “crises of capitalism” helped assert that values on things were not always accurate and, therefore, worthiness of things cannot be necessarily discerned by market values. Hardt, however, went on to say the commonwealth included not only the planet’s resources and ecosystems, but ideas and technology also. He pointed out that there is also a distinction between property and the commonwealth as well. Ultimately, the means of “reclaiming” the commonwealth turns into a sort of activism for Patel, whereas Hardt, a noted Marxist philosopher, hopes to turn the relatively new “globalization” into a means to organize a way to distribute the wealth of the world to be common among all people.
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CGI can’t compete with toons There’s something vulgar about taking a story originally intended for comic books and translating it to film. The aesthetics are forced, the casting is chosen in terms of who will fill the most theater seats during premiere weekend and there’s no short amount of kitsch cinema. I’ve been pretty unexcited about the upcoming “Avengers.” All of the characters involved (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, et al) have been given their own movies as a precursor to the 2012 “Avengers” movie. Pardon me, but it reeks of marketing opportunism. I have the first issue of the “The Avengers,” when Loki decides to psychically drive Hulk to rampage — thus drawing Thor out into the open. It’s not a great story. That’s unfortunate. Maybe I’m being a pessimistic comic purist. Maybe I’m just having a bad day and feel like talking smack — but why should I be pumped about the rehashing of a mediocre group of heroes? Yes, I’m a Justice League fan. No, I’m not excited about Ryan Reynolds as “Green Lantern” later this year. For the [news] record, I don’t believe live-action superhero films are the right track. I was disgusted when I first saw Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” back in 2005. Christian Bale’s face was too fat for the batmask — he was wearing eyeliner, the suit was rubber (an unfortunate aftereffect of Tim Burton’s mess) and the computer-generated imagery distracted me from getting genuinely interested in what plot was unfolding. Now, after rewatching it, I enjoy what was attempted, but I’m not sold. “The Dark Knight” was a game-changer, but I’d credit that to Heath Ledger’s reinvention of the Joker. No film had ever gone so far to scare comic book fans (aside from Joel Schumacher’s “Batman and Robin,” which was an unintentionally horrifying McDonald’s commercial). We are in a renaissance of animation. Why waste so much time and money making real people look like they’re accomplishing comic feats with CGI when Hollywood could easily make the entire film through computer animation or — gasp! — old school twodimensional cartooning? The problem with “enhancing” films through CGI is that there is a distinct line between live-action and special effects. Look at Reynolds’ suit as the Green Lantern. Even in the trailers, the amount of CGI gives me a headache to watch. It doesn’t look like Reynolds is even wearing a costume — he just looks like a man in front of a green screen, pretending to fly and shoot lasers out of his ring. How compelling. Think of the absurdity we accept through comics. Bruce Wayne dresses up like a bat so he can make things right because he’s sad about his dead parents. Superman is able to fly with no real explanation of how he propels himself (though, in Superman’s early days he didn’t necessarily fly — he“leapt tall buildings in a single bound”— watch Fleischer Studios’ Superman cartoons from the 1940s). There is a saving grace for the upcoming “Avengers,” though: Joss Whedon. My nerd senses are tingling with anticipation for how Whedon will handle what I perceive to be a cinematic imbroglio. For those who aren’t familiar with Whedon’s work, take note.“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,”“Firefly,”“Dollhouse,”“Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” — the man is a geek messiah. Only in his able hands would I feel comfortable watching “Avengers.” Listen up, nerds: I’ll watch “Avengers.” Hell, I might even enjoy it. The thing I want Hollywood to realize is that cartoons are a completely legitimate medium for storytelling. Dressing real actors in tights doesn’t legitimize a film. Sometimes it’d be best to stick with the original format, as that is this intended vessel for the tale to be told. Yes, there’s been a resurgence of comic book films with big name actors. No, that’s not necessarily something to be happy about.
ENTERTAINMENT Opera finale ‘Carmelites’ wows STEPH KITCHENS | staff reporter Opera lovers gathered at Corbett Auditorium on the opening night of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites” Thursday, May 12 for the last Mainstage Series production of the academic year. Set during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution, “Dialogues of the Carmelites”is an opera about fear, death and courage — difficult topics for performers to deal with and portray with poignancy. The production, performed by CCM’s opera program and directed by Steven Goldstein, associate professor of acting, met the challenge extraordinarily. Unlike most operas, composer Francis Poulenc wrote “Carmelites”
just as that — as dialogue.Traditional operas have duets and arias whereas this opera, which was completed in 1957, has the characters sing monologues and dialogues. The majority of “Carmelites” is sung in English, but there are some prayers and chants in Latin. Poulenc originally wrote this opera in French, but he noted that he wished it to be translated to the vernacular of the country where it is performed. In case the audience was unable to decipher what the cast was singing, CCM provided supertitles, or captioning above the stage. CCM also employed the use of a raked stage, which improves visibility for the audience. The minimal use of props was appropriate, since the majority of the opera takes place at a convent, reflecting the nuns’ minimalist way of life.
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SISTERS TILL DEATH The CCM Opera performs “Dialogues of the Carmelites,” a dramatic, English-adapted French opera.
Blanche de la Force, the main character in this opera, is played by Danielle Messina, a secondyear graduate student. Messina portrays her character as an easily frightened individual who is both sincere and humble. Her voice is enchanting and strong, proving she was a solid choice for the part.
Another noteworthy cast member is Kelly Ballou, who played Sister Constance, another young nun. Ballou’s high-pitched voice matched Sister Constance’s high spirit perfectly. Mother Marie of the Incarnation, played by Deborah Nansteel, a firstyear artist’s diploma student, has a strong, commanding presence onstage, much like her powerful vocal ability. The “Carmelite” ensemble and the chorus were also strong vocally. The groups’ melodies flowed and see CARMELITES | 5
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WILL ROCK FOR ART Bands perform to raise nearly $500 for DAAP graphic design seniors Friday at Southgate House.
ROCKERS RAISE DOUGH Banderas lead singer Jeremy Constantinople belts out the band’s signature punk rock sound in the ballroom at Southgate House during Friday’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning fundraiser (above). Money raised will go toward funding for the DAAPworks art show in June.
DON’T YOU FRET One of Banderas’ guitarists takes on the shred stance during the band’s riotous performance at the UCGD11 fundraiser show.
Later, The Sundresses perform their rambunctious bluesy punk set on the same stage, resulting in a sporadic frenzied dance fever in the audience (immediate left).
‘Bridesmaids’ rivals raunchy comedies ADAM KUHN | SENIOR REPORTER With “The Hangover Part II” and its outrageous premise and unique flavor of comedy set to release in less than two weeks’ time, co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo deliver their own unique, all-female wedding comedy with “Bridesmaids.” With Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”) as producer and Paul Feig (“The Office,” “Freaks and Geeks”) as director, the movie is a success in both humor and its heartfelt message, which Apatow is so adept at infusing into his funniest films. Wiig plays Annie, a
woman who has just lost all of her money in an independent bakery venture. She still has her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), at least — until Lillian gets engaged and Annie, as the maid of honor, meets the rest of the bridal party. Lillian’s new, rich and beautiful friend Helen (Rose Byrne) threatens Annie’s friendship. Ellie Kemper (“The Office), Wendi McLendon-Covey and Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly”) round out the bridal party, which goes through various hilarious trials and tribulations during Annie’s competition with Helen, the consummate “one-upper.” “Bridesmaids” is a successful film because it is able to infuse great comedy with a real and dramatic situation. It’s all
thanks to the talents of Wiig, who is very funny and capable in the intricate dramatics, which the script she co-wrote demands. What makes Wiig such a great comedic actress is her naturally awkward delivery. She is able to use subtle pauses along with a great sense of humor to create a character we love and sympathize with. Meanwhile, Wiig’s former “Saturday Night Live” castmate, Rudolph, seems an underused cast member. Byrne plays the villain quite well, mixing equal parts evil and intrigue. Chris O’Dowd, who plays Rhodes, the charming cop and Annie’s love interest, adds a lot to the film. While Rhodes is never fully developed as a character, his charm and concern for Annie serves as an endearing device to highlight her character’s helplessness. “Bridesmaids” is full of interesting characters, starting with Annie and trickling down all the way to the bit players — for instance, Annie’s British roommates, who seem to be additional comedic relief in an already hilarious movie. The film has its fair share of vulgar shock comedy, but Feig knows just how far to go and when to reel it in. He does, however, allow scenes to run on and on, almost beating a dead horse, but, defying logic, the tactic seems to work as well. The engagement party, along with a scene in which Annie desperately tries to get Rhodes’ attention, are both strong examples that come to mind. The struggle between the broke Annie and the rich Helen is ultimately what makes this film tick. It sets up the struggle between the two in their fight for Lillian, who is stuck in the middle. In addition to creating a great premise for a comedy to unfold, it affords itself very well to the dramatic edge, providing commentary on how people change and how money can drive a wedge into even the most promising friendships. courtesy of mct campus
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Jackson’s zen legacy lives on During his final two press conferences, Phil Jackson was his typical self: calm and collected while cracking witty jokes despite ending a 23-year coaching career. He used the words “devastating” and “sour note” to describe the Dallas’ four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers. To rub salt in the wound, Jackson was fined $35,000 prior to his final game May 8 for criticizing officials about the treatment Pau Gasol was receiving in the paint. He coached Chicago before I was born and helped Michael Jordan — a rising star at the time — reach his potential, becoming the greatest player to ever step on the hardwood. The tenacious tandem brought Chi-town two three-peats while working together for a mere nine years. Jackson subsequently went to L.A. where he masterminded the most dominating team of the decade. Jackson orchestrated another three-year title run including a 15-1 record in the 2001 playoffs. The Zen Master showed two young and prideful superstars how to put their egos aside, bringing L.A. its first championship and dynasty since the ’80s. He took a one-year break in 2004 before helping Kobe Bryant win his first two championships as “the man.” This season was supposed to be Jackson’s fourth three-peat — a fitting ending for the most successful NBA coach in league history. Unfortunately, it was evident early against the Mavericks that this swan song wasn’t going to materialize. Despite losing in this year’s postseason, Jackson surpassed Celtic great Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach and finished his career with 11 titles. His final seconds as a coach must have been hard to swallow, considering it was his first time getting swept in the playoffs. Jackson — who does most of his coaching at practice rather than at games — succumbed to hitting Gasol in the chest when he was frustrated with his performance. He even inserted Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum into the game at the same time in the conference semifinal for one of the first times this season. The veteran coach even admitted that this was one of the first teams that he was a part of that was incapable of making in-game adjustments or correcting mistakes. This was the first time in Jackson’s 11 years of working with Bryant that the pair could not will the team to win. Against the Mavericks, the Lakers’ lack of speed and open-court playmakers was exposed. L.A. also showed how much it relies on Bryant — who, at 32 years old, is not getting any younger. Bynum is one of the few young players on the team, meaning L.A. will continue to struggle as the roster ages. And with Jackson hanging up his whistle, this rare rebuilding process for the franchise will become even longer. Jackson replaced Pat Riley — another highly successful coach on the West Coast — but I don’t see L.A. landing another high-caliber boss. L.A.’s short list of candidates doesn’t even come close to stacking up to Jackson. The list includes former Sacramento and Houston head coach Rick Adelman and retired Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy — who have a combined total of zero rings. Jackson left his stamp on America’s three biggest cities earning two championships with New York in 1970 and 1973 as a player. His collective 13 titles as a coach and a player are the most ever, having passed Bill Russell with his 2009 NBA Finals win. Jackson instilled one of the most effective and efficient strategies on all of his teams: Tex Winter’s triangle offense. The hall of famer is also a published author and has written several books including “Sacred Hoops.” The Zen Master’s career was truly greater than the sum of its parts.
SPORTS Twilight regular season ending Cathy Hebert | tnr Contributor
The Cincinnati track and field teams competed in their regular season’s final meet of the year Friday at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Twilight Meet in Louisville, Ky. The meet, hosted at Louisville’s Cardinal Park Track and Soccer Stadium, served as the last-ditch effort for Cincinnati athletes to qualify for the NCAA’s national meet where the top-48 qualifiers from the East and West regions will compete in the first round May 26. Some Bearcats athletes, who are already locked in the East’s top 48, opted to rest and train rather than compete in the Twilight meet: top-ranked runners Terrence Somerville and Eric Finan did not participate. Natasha Burse and Aricka Rhodes only competed in certain events, while Kathy Klump did not compete at all. Burse, Rhodes and Klump are all ranked in the top 30 in the East. Pole-vaulters Josh Dangel and Tommy Marks both earned a spot for the NCAA first
round Friday, ranking 26th and 35th respectively. Three of UC’s female pole-vaulters will also be competing at the national meet, with Mackenzie Fields, Michelle Eby and Sarah Rasnick ranking ninth, 13th and 29th, respectively. Eby placed first in the Twilight Meet with a height of 12 feet and 11.75 inches. Rasnick placed third at the same height, while Fields placed fourth at 12-8. “The [Twilight] Meet is in between two very important meets — the Big East last weekend and the NCAAs next weekend,” said men’s head coach Bill Schnier. “It was an attempt to get new qualifiers and set school records or personal records.” The men’s team got two new NCAA qualifiers in discus throwers Jake Hasemen and Troy Cooper. Haseman placed fifth with a distance of 169-6 to rank 43rd in the East, while Cooper placed sixth with a distance of 167-8 to rank 47th. Friday’s meet also yielded the opportunity for some former UC student-athletes to compete. UC alumni and Olympian Mary
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BOUND FOR BLOOMINGTON UC currently has 13 athletes with qualifying times and distances for the NCAA first round. Wineberg ran in both the 200and 400-meter dash, placing third in the 200 meter with a time of 23.99 seconds and first in the 400 with a time of 52.63 seconds. Antione Drakeford ran in the same events, winning both with times of 21.05 and 45.78 seconds. Following the meet, the men’s team will be sending six individuals
to compete, while the women’s team is sending seven. The women’s team is also sending its 37th ranked 4x100 and 14th ranked 4x400 relay teams. The NCAA first-round meets will take place May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind., at Indiana University’s Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex.
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Cincy takes two-of-three against SHU sam Weinberg | Sports Editor With a 7-3 win Sunday, the University of Cincinnati baseball team ended its three-series losing streak by defeating the Seton Hall Pirates in game one and three at Marge Schott Stadium. The Bearcats went into the series facing Seton Hall’s pitching staff, which holds opponents to a .230 batting average while boasting a Big East-best 2.66 ERA. Cincinnati struggled at the plate throughout the series against the Pirates, striking out 20 times and recording just 11 runs. “They’re hard to score runs against,” said Cincinnati head coach Brian Cleary. “They’re just very good on the mound. I really didn’t think we were aggressive at the plate, and
LOOMING LEAGUE TOURNEY The Bearcats are currently tied for fourth in the Big East with a 13-11 record as they search for one of the eight postseason berths.
I think that they have as talented a pitching staff as any other in the league.” The Bearcats drew first blood in game three, scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. With two outs, freshman designated hitter Justin Glass doubled down the left field line and was brought home off a Justin Riddell single. In the fourth, the Pirates knotted the game up when leftfielder Scott Kalamar was brought home off a sac fly, but the Bearcats broke the deadlock in the sixth with a run by Riddell. The senior right fielder doubled to begin Cincinnati’s inning and then advanced to third off a wild pitch. Riddell raced home a few offerings later when Seton Hall’s Ryan Harvey hurled another wild pitch. The Bearcats added five more runs in the eighth, and, despite a Seton Hall rally in the ninth, Cincinnati claimed the game-three rubber match. Sunday’s victory also marked Cleary’s 392nd win, making him the winnigest coach in UC history. “I did not know that,” Cleary said. “It feels good, but we have more to do. I haven’t won as much as I want to win here yet, so the works not over.” In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, UC sophomore right-hander Zach Isler pitched the first complete game of his career en route to the Bearcats’ 3-1 victory. Seton Hall got on the board with a run in the first, but the Pirates’ lead wouldn’t last long as Cincinnati scored two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-1 advantage. The Bearcats added another run in the fifth to secure the see Baseball | 5
Former Bearcat edged in swim-off Sam Weinberg | Sports Editor Cullen Jones narrowly beat former University of Cincinnati swimmer Josh Schneider in a swim-off Thursday for the final roster spot on the United States 2011 FINA World Championships team. Schneider finished with a time of 22.28 seconds, while Cullen posted a time of 22.24 — just four-hundredths of a second faster. “I knew what it would take to win — we both did,” Schneider told The New York Times. “I don’t think either one of us went the time we wanted, but it was a good race. Just got to get back to work.” Cullen — an Olympic gold medalist — and Schneider posted identical times in the
50-meter free at the 2010 Conoco Phillips USA Swimming National Championships in August to force the swim-off. “He is a gold medalist for a reason,” Schneider said. “It’s hard to topple a giant like that.” As a Bearcat, Schneider set 22 school records and was undefeated in the 50-meter free during the 2009-10 season. After losing the final roster spot on the FINA World Championship team to Cullen, Schneider is slated to compete in the 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter freestyle at the Grand Prix meet in Charlotte, N.C. Schneider is also set to compete in the 50-meter free at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China, August 14-19.
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RACE OF INCHES Cullen Jones edged Josh Schneider by .04 seconds in the 50-meter swim.
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LEA raised awareness on issues including Arizona SB 1070 — the piece of legislation that spurred backlash regarding immigrant rights — and human trafficking. The organization also co-hosted a Cinco de Mayo event on McMicken Commons. “This year has been a very special year for LEA. We became more than just a student organization — we became a family,” said Mayra Alza, LEA president. “Twenty years ago, Rafael committed himself to improving the educational opportunities of Latino students and uniting them to stand for their rights,” Viviana Rennella said. “Today, LEA represents the enduring power of his legacy. His presence is still felt at UC. It is our hope that today’s UC students, Latinos and others alike, are inspired by Rafael’s vision and work.
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Seniors, if you’re feeling like I am right now, that double major probably isn’t sounding like such a bad idea (maybe?). And to everyone else, I’ll see you on MainStreet. From Baseball | 4 two-point victory in game one of the series. In game two, Pirates pitcher Jon Prosinksi limited the Bearcats to just one run while striking out six through eight innings of play. Seton Hall again jumped to an early lead in the first inning, scoring two batters before doubling its lead in the fifth to take a 4-0 advantage. The Pirates added three more runs in both the seventh and eighth to take a commanding 10-0 lead. The Bearcats finally got on the board in the eighth when leadoff batter T.J. Jones doubled and later crossed home when Glass grounded out to first. The ninth inning was scoreless for both squads.
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take a vow of martyrdom, but Blanche flees. All of the nuns are thrown in prison and given a death sentence. One by one, the nuns are beheaded. Blanche rejoins her sisters just before Sister Constance is killed, then is slaughtered herself. The ending of “Dialogues of the Carmelites” is chilling and moving. The nuns all sing “Salve Regina” as they are about to be killed. As each nun is guillotined, she turns around so her back faces the audience, arms spread wide like Jesus upon the cross, and then kneels and lies down on the ground, returning to the pose with their arms spread open — looking as though they are crucified. Hauntingly, the voices become fewer and fewer, until there is a profound silence that fills the theater.
Lara was brought to the United States when he was 4 years old from Mexico, when he and his family overstayed their 180-day non-immigrant visa. Facing possible deportation from ICE, Lara would incur a 10-year ban before being able to apply for reentry if deported. Lara will be tried in immigration court May 20 in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was arrested at Buffalo International Airport on May 27, 2010, for not having valid identification while trying to board a flight to Cincinnati.
From budget | 1 and educate residents about [Duke Energy in Cincinnati],” Kostyu said. If the budget is passed in its current form, the outreach program and the call center will both be cut, according to state house’s version. “I will lose my job July 1 [if the budget is approved in its current state], but that’s not why I am here,” Kostyu said. Kostyu reminded residents that the governor’s plan would leave them with only the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to call on. “[The OCC] does not feel Ohioans would be well served by only the PUCO,” Kostyu said. Attendees like Danny Belcher, a 29-yearold former Houston, Texas resident, worried the most about power companies setting up in Ohio after the deregulation Ohio’s energy industry. Belcher feared it would make Ohio like his native Texas by allowing companies to change the terms of their service and leave consumers with no protection. “Without an advocate, [consumers] have to know what the laws say and know a lot about what they are looking at on their bill, and that never ends well,” Belcher said. Driehaus also outlined cuts to education and human services in her speech. “The current version will cut $3 billion from public education … those cities are going to have to find ways to make that up or else we will see continued loss of jobs in our neighborhoods,” Driehaus said. The state legislature has until June 30 to pass an official state budget. 509 and 510 Swift Hall University of Cincinnati 45221-0135 Office phone 556-5900 Office fax 556-5922
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