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Volume 96 | Issue 16

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The Student Newspaper of the University of North Texas

UNT community discusses parking situation Official addresses concerns BY TIM MONZINGO Senior Staff Writer

Every day, students, faculty and staff face off in the parking lots around ca mpus. The employees and students circle lots, waiting and wanting that spot they feel entitled to. With more than 20,000 parking permits issued so far this fall and about 12,800 spaces to accommodate the vehicles, the parking situation is an issue of strong opinions and high tension. “Every fall for about a twoweek period, parking and transportation fail to meet the expectation of all the users,” said Joe Richmond, the interim director of UNT Parking and Transportation. “It’s part of the campus environment, but I don’t think I’d go as far as calling it a problem.” A parking permit is not a guarantee that a desirable parking space will be available, Richmond said. What the permit guarantees is that people will be allowed to park in the areas where their permit is valid. “When you come in here and you get a permit, that’s not getting a parking spot where you want it,” he said. “It’s kind of a hunting license in some cases.” Alissa Guberman, a general studies senior, leaves her home an hour-and-a-half before her classes, making the drive from

I’d park off campus and walk just because I’m morally opposed to paying to park at a place I work,” he said. “For me, personally, it isn’t worth it.” Many drivers find the high cost of the permits to be an issue. The price of the permits is one of the ways that the department maintains the facilities and pays its staff and administrative fees, Richmond said. Money is also derived from parking meters, citations and the use of the parking garage. The department reported that, in the 2009-2010 school year, $5,656,766 was made from permits, citations, parking garage and meter fees. Richmond did not respond to a request for data on how the money is allocated before press time. Richmond wants to hear how students feel about the situation and is receptive to good ideas, he PHOTO BY MIKE MEZUEL/SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER said. Communication is someParking attendant Alphonso Quinones puts a parking citation on a vehicle that was parked without a permit. Quinones, who is a an advertising junior, works daily thing the department hopes will patrolling the UNT campus and citing vehicles that are illegally parked. help it find ways to make life easier for the students, staff and faculty who drive to school. that could be used to get from a it easier and faster, inevitably Guberman admits she has Plano to Denton in about 45 “As we move into the future, minutes and spending the rest parked illegally because the public transportation cannot vehicle to class or the office. John Mayfield, a UNT web we’re really looking for a lot of of the time searching for a spot ticket was better than having to fix the problem entirely. “Public transportation is not developer, uses a combination feedback and different ways to park on the other side of campus close to her classes. a cure-all,” he said. “It will not of his car and a bicycle to get to communicate, address issues, The frustration at being from her class. policies, all those kind of things,” “I would have rather taken [a take you from your kitchen table his job in the morning. unable to get a convenient spot The high cost and limited he said. “I’m totally open to is something that she said ruins ticket] than park all the way out to your office. There will be a little walking involved in it, and I availability make parking on constructive criticism.” in Fouts Field,” she said. her day. The office can be reached campus unreasonable, he said, The inability of parking don’t think that’s a bad thing.” “[$180 is] too much for not People should consider other so he parks his truck off campus through its website at www.unt. getting a parking spot half the close to classes is a problem edu/transit. time, and the other half I’m late that Richmond said the UNT ways to get from their vehicles and rides his bicycle. Mayfield is frustrated by the to class,” she said. “I pay for a community needs to adjust to their destinations on campus, Watch more on this premium parking tag [and] half to. Although the buses that like bicycles and on foot, he said. high cost of parking permits story at the time I don’t even get to park run from the field and around Often, time spent circling lots as well. To read an editorial about parking, see page 7. “Even if I didn’t have a bike, campus are intended to make and looking for spaces is time in premium.”

Facebook group promotes open parking discussion BY T.S. MCBRIDE

Contributing Writer


The Faculty Staff Express runs a route from Fouts Field to the center of campus. Only UNT faculty and staff can use the service.

Parking office provides shuttle for faculty, staff BY A DAM BLAYLOCK Staff Writer

As students seek convenient parking across campus, so do many of the staff and faculty. “Parking at UNT has become increasingly challenging with building projects and subsequent loss of parking,” said George Niebling, chairman of the staff council. “Staff council has used the opportunity to look for innovative ways to solve the issues.” As a partial solution, the transportation office and the staff council, has introduced two new shuttle services exclusively for faculty and staff, according to One of the shuttles, the Faculty Staff Express, runs a circular route from the Fouts Field parking area to Highland Street in front of the Library Mall, said Joe Richmond, the interim director of Parking and Transportation Services. The second shuttle, the Faculty Staff Shuttle, is an on-demand service and will pick up staff from anywhere on campus to take them where they need to go, Richmond said.

They have a price, though. “It costs $25 per hour for each shuttle,” Richmond said. “There’s only one bus on each route.” That money partially comes from the parking fees students, faculty and staff pay, he said. The idea is to encourage parking at Fouts Field for staff and faculty and reduce single occupancy vehicle use through campus, Richmond said. “I think the shuttle is justifiable, as long as the ridership is up and people utilize it,” said Kathy Burmeister, who works in the UNT budget office. Ron Harris, an English junior, said he doesn’t mind the idea of a system to carry faculty and staff. “I think it’s fine they have a shuttle, but who knows about it?” Harris asked. Richmond had the ridership numbers for the third and fourth weeks the shuttles ran. In its third week, the Faculty Staff Express had 83 passengers who rode. The on-demand shuttle carried 63 riders that week. In the fourth week, those numbers jumped to 114 for the Faculty Staff Express, and 104 for the on-demand shuttle, Richmond said. “Everything we do is intended to ultimately benefit the students,” Niebling said later in an e-mail.

Thomas Eaves wants you to stand up for improved parking on campus. The pre-radio, television and film sophomore has already accumulated nearly 1,400 “likes” on his Facebook page, “North Texas Students for a Parking Solution.” Eaves posted the page Sept. 3 after becoming frustrated by the lack of parking available with his P permit. “I mean if I have to strap on my work boots and go out, mix up some Quikcrete and paint some lines on the ground, let’s do it,” he said. “Let’s get it done. But the problem is there’s just no communication.” He said he was tired of arriving at school only to find the parking lots full. “I hear people stewing about parking on a daily basis,” he said. “I just feel like if you’re going to pay that much money — you’re going to pay $180 to get a parking space — that space ought to be provided to you.” Joe Richmond, the interim director of Park ing and Transportation Ser v ices, said he understands Eaves’ frustration but that much of the parking shortage would resolve itself in a few weeks. “The first two or three weeks there’s a lot of people coming to campus,” he said. “Not all of them are familiar w it h t he pa rk ing situation. For example, what I’ve tracked over the past couple of years is that the bus rider-


Numerous vehicles have violations for not having the correct parking permit waiting under their windshield wipers. ship drops off after the first couple of weeks.” He suggested that in the meantime, students with P stickers use general parking. E ave s sent a n e-ma i l complaining about the parking situation on Sept. 1 to Barry Moore, a member of administrative services at UNT Parking and Transportation. He gave Moore 72 hours to respond before posting the Facebook page, he said. After the page was posted, a St udent G over n ment Association member advised Eaves to contact Joe Richmond instead. Eaves sent an e-mail to Richmond on Sept. 5. He said he hasn’t received a response from Moore or Richmond yet. “We want to talk to someone,” Eaves said. “The issue is we’ve got thousands of students stewing over this and we’ve gotten zero response from the administration. Communication is the real culprit here.” Richmond didn’t remember seeing the e-mail, but that wasn’t surprising given the

volume of e-mail he receives at the beginning of the semester, he said. UN T has a mu lt i-level parking garage under construc-

Permit Information Cost of a permit A- $405 R, P and D- $180 G- $115 Discovery Park Permit- $36 Call Ext. 565 3014 for shuttle service tion, but it won’t be finished until 2011. Eaves said students need a solution now. “I know parking is in the works,” Eaves said. “I know

we’re building parking infrastructure, but that’s not coming until fall 2011. The point is we’re students now. I just purchased a $180 permit for fall of 2010 to spring of 2011. I need a solution now.” He suggested that the university consider other, short-term solutions until the new parking garage is complete, such as making the multi-level parking garage on Union Circle available to people with permits. “That garage is never more than 30 percent full,” he said. “Open it up to somebody.” Richmond also said the University Union garage was under-used, but he would not say if the university would lower its prices. “I would like to see more people using the parking garage because that is available space that is under-utilized,” he said. “We have daily rates and hourly rates, and I don’t think enough people consider the garage as an alternative.”

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Moot Court finishes tryouts for additional members BY SABRINA BUCKINGHAM Contributing Writer

For 11 years, members of UNT’s Moot Court team have had the chance to emulate lawyers for a year through research and debates. The group finished its tryouts Sept. 15 for five more members to complete its team. Moot Court was created to “encourage student participation, enhance the educational opportunities and development of our students … and most importantly, develop a cadre of students who are committed to UNT because we prepared then for law practice,” said Kimi King, the Moot Court team coach and political science professor, in an e-mail interview. The Moot Court team has the intent to teach undergraduate students the legal and analytical skills they would need to try a case before an appellate

court, she said. “We are given a case that puts forth a question on what the Constitution allows and doesn’t allow,” said Shelby Henderson, a political science junior. “The way we find out is to look at the Constitution and court cases and what the courts have held the Constitution to be.” The team argues in front of a mock Supreme Court consisting of local attorneys, judges, law students and professors. The teams must know both sides of the argument because they don’t know which side they will argue until the day of the competition. This year, the team will argue about whether or not the 14th Amendment bans the states from recognizing the validity of same-sex marriage and if the Affordable Health Care Act exceeds the government’s powers under t he Commerce Clause.

Some of the cases the team has argued have been potential future cases. When UNT was fighting about free speech zones, the Moot Court team argued whether free speech zones should be allowed on campuses, Henderson said. Some are ongoing cases, like same-sex marriage. The Texas Undergraduate Moot C ou r t A s soc iat ion began 18 years ago, and it holds t hree compet it ions per year around Texas, King said. There is also a national competition in which King is one of the 10 faculty members who sit on t he nat iona l board. This school year it will be in the spring in California, said Rebeka h Kopsk y, the team captain and a political science senior.

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Students suggest solutions Continued from Page 1 Eaves also suggested the university pave a grassy plot in the middle of the resident parking lot on Sycamore Street, south of the Environmental Educ at ion, Science a nd Technology Building. “Let’s remove this,” he said. “Let’s put parking here. This is ideal for 50 parking spaces.” Richmond said paving over an existing parking lot in that manner would conflict with the school’s master plan, which requires real estate developments on campus to be devoted to academic buildings or parking garages, not lots. “It’s not a good utiliza-

tion of the resource, and this is consistent with universities across the country,” he said. “Surface parking is being replaced with academic buildings and parking garages.” People wanting to comment on Facebook pages must click “Like” regardless of whether the comments are positive or negative. Though most of the comments so far agree with Eaves’ position, not everyone posting expressed support. “What reasonable parking solution?” one commenter posted. “All I have read are invalid complaints from people who have been issued a few citations. There has not been one well-researched, affordable,

achievable and sustainable solution raised by the author of this[.] Quit whining.” The page is still accumulating about 30 new members a day, Eaves said. He said there were more than 400 responses the first day it was posted, and he welcomed the negative comments as long as people were discussing the issue. “Notice the website is not called ‘North Texas Students for a Parking Lot’ or ‘North Texas Students for a Parking Garage,’” he said. “It’s called ‘North Texas Students for a Parking Solution.’ It’s very vague and it’s like that for a reason. It’s because we’re open to negotiation.”

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David Arnold, director of the Substance Abuse Resource Center, speaks to a group of students during a workshop on how to drink responsibly and on a budget in Business Administration Building 166.

Center gives students tips for responsible drinking BY ISAAC WRIGHT Staff Writer

T he St udent Money Management Center provided a workshop explaining the expenses of going out and d r i n k i ng so t hat st udents can drink responsibly on a budget. In Denton and most college tow ns, ba rs a re numerous and that can present a hazard for men and women new to d r i n k i n g a lc ohol . G oi n g out and drinking can even present a problem to seasoned drinkers if they aren’t wary of how much a trip to the bar can cost. T he center presented Happy Hour Happy Wa llet to i n for m st udent s about t he cost s a ssociated w it h drinking. “We k now st udents w i l l go out and drink. It’s part of the lifestyle,” said Stephen Trevino, the student assistant who presented the workshop. “We want to help them drink responsibly.” The workshop covered a ra nge of topics to educate students about drinking. Dav id A r nold, d i re c tor of UNT’s Substa nce Abuse Resource Center, presented fact s about a lcohol so students would better understand how it affects different people. A standard drink in U.S. is defined as any drink that contains 0.6 f luid ounces of

pure a lcohol, according to the information at the workshop. Twelve ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine and 1.5 ounces of liquor are all considered a single standard drink. One dangerous behav ior

a mo der ate d r i n ker w i l l begin to feel the effects of the alcohol and as that increases jud g ment b e c ome s more impaired, he said. At level of 0.08, a person is lega lly drunk in Texas.

“We know students will go out and drink. It’s part of the lifestyle. We want to help them drink responsibly.”

—Stephen Trevino Student Money Management Center student assistant Arnold explained was binge dr in k ing — t he consumption of five standard drinks by men, or four by women, in a single sitting. In 2000, the U.S. Surgeon G e n e r a l a n d t h e U. S . Department of Hea lth and Human Ser v ices identified binge drinking among college students as a major public health issue. “We’re talking about how to drink in a healthy way,” Arnold said. He explained that different factors, such as sex, body type and alcohol tolerance, determine how alcohol will affect a person. He also explained that a person’s blood-alcohol content is a percentage of how much of the bloodstream is comprised of alcohol. At an alcohol level of 0.02,

“You have a lot more rules here for drinking,” said Julian Jatem, an Intensive English Language Institute student. “Here the drinking age is 21. [In Venezuela,] it’s 18.” T he work shop prov ided m a ny ot her t ips to help students have a good time whi le stay ing w it hin t heir budget. The prog ra m provided a list of three bars and their happy hour specials around the Denton area. It also provided advice for when people decide to go out. Some tips were do’s and don’ts of drinking at bars or clubs, such as taking cash as opposed to paying for drinks with a credit card. “It’s credit,” Trevino said. “ You’r e s p end i ng mone y you don’t have a nd you’re spending it on alcohol.”

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Katie Grivna Arts & Life Editor

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Freshman combines air-brushing, denim into hobby BY JESSICA PAUL

on denim, he said, and draws inspiration from mass media, Vibrant colors and well- art history and national adverknown logos are the very base tisements. “I really like the people that of what one local artist incorporates into his works of art on think outside of the box and there’s just so few of those,” denim. Brad Raines, a communi- Raines said. Katie Adamski, an internacation design freshman, has been at work on a side project tional studies sophomore, said for several years and said the she has wanted Raines to make hobby began with an old pair her a piece ever since she saw his work. of jeans. “I think it’s incredibly unique, “It started back in my sophomore year when I had an old pair I don’t think anything out there of jeans that were kind of ratty,” looks like it right now,” she said. Raines said. “I took some paint “I just think it’s really fresh.” Adamski said what’s great and basically painted with a ton of paint on them and it turned about Raines’ work is that he incorporates so many different out really bad.” Raines said he later bought techniques into his designs. “There’s so many different an airbrush and practiced using things he’s doing like airbrushing, the tool. After discovering the airbrush washing and stencils,” she said. can make a stain that sticks “It just really shows his talent as to the denim material, Raines an artist.” The designs are “such an said he decided to continue to awesome ju x taposit ion of experiment. He uses denim because it’s different things,” Adamski a thick material that absorbs said. W hile he has considered stains well, he said. PHOTO BY BERENICE QUIRINO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER In addition to denim, he has selling his creations, he does worked with a variety of mediums not plan on turning his hobby Brad Raines’ latest work is a white denim skirt, which he has airbrushed with blue squares. including graphite, charcoal, paints and airbrushing. “I take pride in experimenting with everything,” Raines said. “Right now I’m working on carving some Greek letters out of a piece of alabaster just for the hell of it. I just do everything.” The process of making a piece of art starts with finding ideas, he said. After finding inspiration, Raines said he sketched thumbnails with designs that can be PHOTO BY BERENICE QUIRINO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER made. Raines said he finds inspira- Brad Raines airbrushes a bright yellow to complement the blue squares. tion for logos from “all through life” and writes it down so he can into a business, he said. how strong the [UNT] program draw a design later on. “I don’t really want the stress is compared to MICA or RISD “I had the Starbucks logo on of a paid commission right now or these extremely acclaimed a skirt and Arabic print around so I basically do it on donation,” design schools and art schools it and it turned out really well,” Raines said. “If you give me of New England,” he said. “I Raines said. “I just run through jeans to work on, then I have realized how much of a better ideas and try it out, see what complete freedom with them.” value it is, how close it is, and works. Sometimes it works, After attending UNT for a few just all the perks of being right PHOTO BY BERENICE QUIRINO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER sometimes it doesn’t.” weeks, Raines said he “started near it. There really couldn’t be He tries to find two ideas to fall in love with it.” a better university for my major Brad Raines, a communication design freshman, works on a white denim skirt. He adds the color by first taping the squares and then filling them in using an airbrush tool. that might work well together “I started finding out exactly right now.” Senior Staff Writer

Student rap group works to scoop up musical success BY DAISY SILOS Intern

With their first single, “Scoop Dat Hoe” playing on the radio and a CD on the way, the members of Fly Guy Ent. said they are planning to take the music industry by storm. This past year, five UNT students got together to start their own group, Fly Guy Ent., and are trying to make a name for themselves in the music industry. Demarcus Vaughn, a jour-

nalism senior, came up with the name for the group while doing one of his hobbies—cutting hair. “I was cutting people’s hair making them look fly, that’s where I came up with the name, fly guy just means that we gotta dress nice and look good,” he said. The Fly Guy group is made up of Vaughn, Cornelious White, an engineering freshman, Keenan McKinney, a business administration sophomore, Justin

Anderson, a radio, television and film senior and Sylvester Bady, an art sophomore. The members of the group are not letting their music get in the way of their education, Vaughn said. “We’re all planning on getting our degrees, we’re not going to quit right now,” he said. The guys have looked up to musical influences Webbie and Boosie and come up with songs by listening to the beat and seeing what fits.

Their first song, “Scoop Dat H**” played on KKDA-FM K104. “My friends all called me up telling me we were on the radio and they were like ‘it must be good since it just came out a few weeks ago,’” White said. A couple of weeks before that they had just released their music video for “Scoop Dat H**” that they filmed on campus, and shortly after that there was a parody video called “Scoop Dat H** 2” that was made by


Journalism senior and member of Fly Guy Ent. Demarcus Vaughn rehearses the track entitled “Scoop Dat Hoe” featured on the highly anticipated new album.

the “Scoopies,” a group of Fly Guy fans. “I liked their video I was like ‘Dang! They’re already showing some love,’ but they were trippin’ with some of the stuff on there,” Vaughn said. The group is grateful for its fans and wants to help people, he said. “Just this past weekend we bought a stroller and some Pampers to donate,” Vaughn said. The Fly Guys have performed

at several different venues, including their most memorable performance at Kerr Beach last semester. The group will release its CD, “Way Too Fly” in November, which includes 17 tracks. “Right now, we’re focusing on dropping the CD more than anything,” Vaughn said. They are also planning a party to celebrate the completion of the album on Oct. 21. At the party, they will perform songs and have a fashion show.

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Arts & Life

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Art Path paves the way for Professor’s band raises money student’s interest, creativity BY CHRISTINA MLYNSKI Senior Staff Writer

UN T is i nter nat iona l ly known for its pieces of artwork, but many people never notice them. Now 36 of them, including “In High Places,” the UNT eagle, will be featured on the Art Path, a map showcasing some of the most influential works of art, which was formed this semester by the College of Visual Arts and Design and the UNT Art in Public Places Program. Tours are free and open to the public and can be selfguided or scheduled with a docent, a tour guide specifically for the arts. “Once you start to learn about these artworks you have a sense of honorship that this is your campus and these pieces add a lot to your experience,” said Tracee Robertson, director of the UNT art galleries. The Tour Two starting points are listed on the Art Path map: outside the Hurley Administration Building and the Murchison Performing Arts Center, according to the Art Path map. Pamphlets can be picked up in four locat ions : t he Information Center in the University Union, UNT on the Square, the dean’s office of CVAD in the Art Building and the Alumni Center at Gateway Center, Robertson said. The Art Path differs from a museum because the pieces relate to university history and are grouped by location, not chronologically, Robertson


said. “Art applies to everyone and everything,” said Susannah Mauro, an international business junior. “There is no demographic it appeals to, which is the beauty of it.” The f low of where people walk on the tour was something that needed to be as easy as possible. Pieces were chosen that would allow the tour to create a circle, Robertson said. “I really appreciate that our university takes note that we have art on campus, not just to make it look pretty, but to let us know that there’s a story behind everything,” said Jazzella McKeel, a photography and visual arts senior and tour participant. A Variety of Art While only half of the art on campus is included, Robertson is open to incorporating more pieces as the Art Path sparks people’s curiosity. “The artworks can be seen as gateways to the campus and all the wonderful things that happen at UNT,” she said. Some of the stops on the Art Path are the University Archives and Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, according to the brochure. “I appreciated learning about pieces on campus like the Rare Book Room Collection because you’re always around it, but you never stop and take time to know what it really is,” McKeel said. Artworks featured in the tour range from book to insulation art. Artists vary from students


“In High Places,”UNT’s bronze eagle by sculptor Gerald Balciar, is one of 36 pieces now featured on Art Path, the College of Visual Arts and Design’s new tour that explores and explains art around campus. to known artists who donated pieces, Robertson said. The Art Path has the ability to be done in one day or bits at a time, Robertson said. “Once it catches on, students will be very interested because it’s something fun to do if you have friends or family coming to visit,” Robertson said. “It’s a fun way to show them the campus that you see everyday.”

The Art Path Where: All around campus When: Daily Cost: Free Maps: Located in the University Union, Gateway Center, Art Building and UNT on the Square

A band of UNT music faculty played a set of Bob Dylan’s greatest hits to raise money for the charity Instruments of Change on Labor Day. Tex Zimmerman and his All Star Revue is a band of UNT professors and graduates assembled by Mike Steinel, a jazz trumpet and improv isat ion professor. “[Tex Zimmerman and his All Star Revue] has raised many thousands of dollars through its concerts,” Steinel said. Tex Zimmerman is Steinel’s stage name based off of Bob Dylan’s birth-given name, Robert Zimmerman. Steinel formed the group in 2009 for a Memorial Day concert, which has since become an annual event. The band’s personnel has undergone many changes since its formation but has fundamentally remained the same. The Labor Day band members included Gale Cruz, Rosana Eckert, Gary Eckert, Paul Metzger, Brian Mulholland and Stockton Helbing along with special guests Brad Leali and John Murphy on tenor and baritone saxophone. “The groove feels good,” said Brian Clancy, tenor saxophonist for UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band. “It’s natural, very cohesive.” Instruments of Change is a nonprofit organization and is a subsidiary of the nonprofit Covenant Children, which runs orphanages, preschools and refugee centers in Kenya and South Africa. A r d it h a nd A nd r e w Blumenthal, founders of

Covenant Children, asked Steinel and his wife Beverly Hoch to help start Instruments of Change after a minister in South Africa informed the Blumenthals that their community was in need of music. “Music gives kids something to do, it keeps them off the street,” Steinel said. In 2008, Instruments of Change collected more than 300 instruments and held a week-long workshop in Green Point, South Africa with more than 180 participants. At the end of the week, it held a public concert with more than 1,000 attendees. Instruments of Change returned to South Africa in 2009 and expanded its reach to New Orleans. The charity plans to continue its outreach into Haiti this winter and is currently looking for volunteers and instrument donations. Leighton Pinetown, a South Africa resident who works closely with Instruments of Change, will observe UNT’s music faculty later this fall to see how the institution teaches its students. He currently works with percussionists in his home area but with the help of Instruments of Change, he plans to expand his program to include brass and woodwind instruction. “A lot of people are on the same wavelength of collecting instruments and taking them to places where there are children at risk,” Steinel said. Organizations in Tennessee, Kansas City and Florida are doing similar things and have begun to work together to increase their resources, he said.


See no evil, hear no evil, text no evil. Technology today has taken verbal communication and made it almost unnecessary, allowing friends and family to talk through the Internet, picture messaging and text messaging.

Society ‘addicted’ to updates SHANNON MOFFATT Intern

Webster’s Dictionary defines dumb as lacking the ability to speak. Many students said they feel text messaging, e-mail and social networking websites are today’s most popular means of communication, none of which require speaking. Whether it’s catching up with old friends from high school, meeting new friends and acquaintances or keeping in touch with friends and classmates, technology has caused a decrease in face-to-face interaction, said Zuoming Wang of the communication studies faculty. Facebook, along with many other social networking websites, has spread all over the world with more than 500 million users, according to the website. “Almost everyone has a Facebook account,” Wang said. “Social networking is definitely very prominent right now. I think in the past five to eight years it has gotten really popular.” Wang specializes in the study of social networking and the impact of new technology on society. “If it wasn’t for Facebook, I wouldn’t know a lot of the people that I know,” said Jonathan Roberson, a sports management senior. “It’s made contacting people a lot easier.” In addition to social networking, text messaging, instant messaging, blogging and e-mail have all

become important parts of our daily lives. Staying in touch is made easier than ever with cell phone companies constantly creating new ingenious phones, Wang said. “Almost everyone has a smart phone,” Wang said. “You can check your e-mail, you can text, you can call all in one bundle.” While Facebook comments and text messages keep us in the social loop, e-mail stands to be a more professional communication medium. “E-mail is more formal, especially for college students, to communicate with professors or employers,” Wang said. “Text messaging is for among friends, it’s more casual. It’s reflected on the language style like saying ‘u r’ instead of ‘you are.’” Joe Elkington, a hospitality ma nagement ju n ior, sa id he uses Facebook and text messaging every day. “Nobody ca l ls a nybody any more, it’s all about text messaging,” Elkington said. Technology has changed how the message is transmitted, Wang said. “Nowadays instead of calling and telling everyone ‘Oh, I’m engaged!’ they will just post something, change their status or send an instant message and everyone knows,” she said. One school in Harrisburg, Pa. went as far as initiating a week-long experiment on Sept. 13 banning Facebook, Twitter and other social

networking sites, according to the Associated Press website. Society’s need for constant contact recently created new technology-oriented courses in the field of communication to explain social networking, Wang said. One class Wang teaches is called Computer-Mediated Com mu n icat ion, wh ich explores how people use these new technologies to satisfy their social needs. “A lot of people spend a substantial amount of time on Facebook, some of them are very addicted, every 15 minutes they have to check the status of their friends,” Wang said. While staying in touch is important, it’s hard to draw the line between helping and hurting, said Eleni Canisz, a behavior analysis graduate student. “It definitely increases the amount of communication but it maybe decreases the depth,” she said. “It may also make things less personal. But at the same time I think it’s a good tool for communicating in general.” Advances in the future of communication continue. Wang mentioned that the popularity of YouTube is rising. Canisz said Skype and video chatting are what she sees as the latest communication trends. “You cannot say this is good technology or bad technology; it’s how you use the technology,” Wang said. “It’s an issue of people more than technology.”


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Injury bug takes big bite out of UNT’s roster BY ERIC JOHNSON Editor-in-chief

Seeing one of its players writhing in pain has become a sight all too familiar for the Mean Green football team. Three weeks into the season, UNT (0-3) is off to another poor start, and is currently being held together by Scotch tape. Eleven players have seen their seasons cut short because of injuries, including 10 starters. “My workload has increased quite a bit,” said Dustin Hill, UNT’s director of sports medicine. “I usually don’t do these kind of interviews, so you know it’s a bad sign.” A summer full of high expectations has turned into a fall to forget. Redshirt senior Nathan Tune and sophomore Derek Thompson had a three-month battle for the starting quarterback position. Now both have been reduced to spectators after Tune dislocated his hip against Rice and Thompson broke his tibia against Army. With the depth chart at quarterback decimated, redshirt sophomore Riley Dodge will resume his 2009 role of starting quarterback. “It’s very unfortunate what’s happened,” Riley Dodge said. “Two good friends of mine, two good quarterbacks, this is the craziest thing I have ever seen.” The team’s top two centers are also out for the year after junior J.J. Johnson broke his foot against Clemson and redshirt freshman Nick Leppo tore his ACL against Army. Sophomore Aaron Fortenberry will slide over from his normal position of guard to take over the snapping duties for the rest of the season. Offensive coordinator Mike Canales said that despite the


Freshman linebacker Zach Orr makes a diving tackle against redshirt sophomore quarterback Riley Dodge during Tuesday’s practice. Dodge takes over as starting quarterback after injuries ended the seasons of the Mean Green’s top two quarterbacks. adversity, the team would not use injuries as an excuse. “In 25 years of coaching this is a first,” Canales said. “Probably the most (injuries) I’ve had in a year is five. It’s a challenge, but I’m not looking at it as a negative, I’m looking at it as the next guys going to step up.” The Mean Green had one of the best receiving corps in the Sun Belt Conference last season, and the secondary allowed the fewest passing yards per game, but neither group has been immune to the injury bug plaguing UNT this season. Half of the starting receiving corps and defensive backfield are

The walking wounded Pos. QB QB RB WR WR TE C C CB CB S


Nathan Tune Derek Thompson Micah Mosley Chris Bynes Benny Jones Greg Brown J.J. Johnson Nick Leppo Steven Ford’ Chris Neal DaWaylon Cook


dislocated hip broken leg foot torn Achilles broken ankle torn ACL foot torn ACL broken ankle broken ankle torn ACL

currently on crutches and will be no help when the Mean Green opens its Sun Belt Conference season on Saturday. “To say it has not affected us would be kind of silly, but that’s not something we can control,” head coach Todd Dodge said. “The depth of our football team was a strength of ours coming into the season, and its had to be.” Wit h nine ga mes still remaining on the schedule, the Mean Green will need to find a cure soon. UNT’s strength and conditioning coach, Charr Gahagan, said he would continue to push

the team during its workouts in order to stay focused. “I make sure I block that stuff out as much as possible,” Gahagan said. “You’ve got to adjust to it just like anything else.” What’s left of the Mean Green will travel to Boca Raton on Saturday to play Florida Atlantic. Hill said he would do his part to keep the team healthy. “It’s football, you’re going to have injuries,” Hill said. “But I can’t pinpoint what’s going on, and we’re having so many, it’s just bad luck. I feel bad for the players and coaches because it’s hard enough to win at this week in and week out.”

doubles players, going 11-9. T he whole tea m played wel l w it h Lee as t he on ly Mean Green player to lose a match on Sunday. Lee lost to Vykydalova 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the “B” f light singles championship match. “It wasn’t the strongest field, but there were a lot of players that gave us a lot of grief,” Lama said. “At the end, you see the Mean Green just about on every court competing for a title. That says a lot about our kids and the depth we have.”

now we just have to go out there and build on it.” While the two teams will not pit their rosters against each other, the Mean Green w i l l play aga i nst at h letes f rom a Tu l sa squad t hat bou nced U N T out of t he NCAA Championship 4-2 last spring. The Mean Green will try to build on the momentum that it carried from last weekend. In its last tournament, it had to battle the elements along with the opposition. “The tournament we just pl a y e d, t her e w a s s ome stronger matches, especially dealing with the heat this past weekend,” Lee said. Last season, UNT showed that its athletes were capable of playing well against difficu lt opposit ion, defeat ing Kansas State, Texas Tech and Georgia Tech, among other big programs. “I think it’s a great opportunity for us,” Paraschiv said regarding this weekend’s challenges. “That’s when we can actually show how good we are and how good we play.”

Upperclassmen lead tennis team to victory Junior helps fuel UNT’s hot start to fall season


Senior Staff Writer After dominating the Sun Belt Conference last spring on its way to a conference championship, the UNT tennis team looks like the team to beat in 2010. The Mean Green defended its home cou r t, pou nd i ng opposing teams in the Mean Green Invitational on Sunday morning. UNT won f ive of si x f l ig ht s, on ly d roppi ng the “C” singles f light, which was won by Sa m Houston St a t e Un i v e r s i t y ’s K a y l a Stevenson. “I was really proud of the way we competed the whole weekend, especially the way we finished,” head coach Sujay Lama said. “We talked about finishing strong, and everybody just rose. By Sunday you could just see what this team is capable of doing.” A tea m f u l l of seasoned upperclassmen, UNT was led by junior Irina Paraschiv, who went on to win the “A” singles f light, defeating Sun Wen of Tyler Junior College in three sets. Paraschiv struggled early on, but rallied for the 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory. “That was the best college match I’ve seen anybody from UNT play in my time here,” La ma sa id. “I t houg ht she showed the younger ones and the team how to compete.” Paraschiv started the fall like she finished the spring por t ion of t he s che du le, le ad i ng t he Me a n Gre en

Tough tests in Oklahoma The Mean Green will face s t i f f e r c om p e t it ion t h i s weekend when it travels to Norman, Okla. to take part PHOTO BY RYAN BIBB/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER in the Oklahoma Invitational. Freshman Carolina Barboza stepping back to return the ball at this weekends Mean Green Invitational. Large programs like Arkansas, Oklahoma and Tulsa await the Mean Green. from the top spot. Paraschiv Colic and sophomore Andrea got better.” “I li ke t he way we have Senior Madura Ranganathan was paired with sophomore Nedorostova. “I t hin k it was t he f irst and junior Nadia Lee took the progressed from [the Mean Barbora Vyk yda lova in the “B” f lig ht doubles bracket competition after a long time “A” f light doubles bracket, Green Invitational] to a little a nd t he duo c oa ste d to of not playing matches, so at defeating t heir NSU coun- tougher tournament,” Lama v ictor y, w i n n i ng t he t it le t he beginning we were a ll ter pa r ts 8-2. L a st spr i ng, said. “Hopefully we got our 8-2 over Northwestern State rusty,” Paraschiv said. “The Ra nga nat ha n wa s one of feet wet. Hopefully we are a Universit y senior Draga na more and more we played, we the Mean Green’s toughest little more match-tested, and


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gabbin’ with Gorman: Depth is key for Mean Green Opinion B Y SEAN G ORMAN Senior Staff Writer

A f ter t he depa r t u re of two seniors, the arrival of a talented freshman and a distinct change in the team’s ph i lo s oph y on of f e n s e , the UNT soccer team has certainly undergone much change since last season. Wit h a more top-heav y club dependent on senior midfielder Kendall Juett, the 2009 Mean Green team had much success against Sun Belt competition, posting a 7-2-2 in conference record. While losing Juett meant pa rting ways w it h one of the best offensive players in school history, there is one key component this year’s team has that was not seen in 2009: depth. “We are a much deeper tea m t ha n we were la st season and I think that will really make a difference near the end of the season,� head coach John Hedlund said. “I feel confident in giving any of our bench players serious playing time.� If UNT plans on building off last season’s success in conference, coach Hedlund must use the added talent a nd experience t he Mea n Green has gained from last season. The Mean Green is especially deep in the middle, where it seems to produce midfielders like I produce incorrect picks in the Weekly NFL Pick ‘Em section of the paper. W it h eig ht m idd ies,

Sean Gorman there is a handful of options for Hedlund when it comes to who is managing possession of the ball. This luxury was not available to the team last season, as the addition

of midfielders to implement a 3-5-2 system w it h f ive midfielders. UNT has a pair of former A l l-Conference team members i n for wa rds Michelle Young and Kelsey Perlman, while the defense i s a l l s e t w it h j u n ior s Ka ra Brooks a nd Ha nna h Crawford. The bottom line is that the Mean Green has a strategy in place to fit its influx of talent at midfielder and has enough talent at forward and defense to compete for a conference

“If one of us is having an off game, there are enough players on this team who can fill in and contribute at a high level.� —Kelsey Hodges of freshman Kelsey Hodges a nd posit ion ch a nge of junior Julie Lackey has left the unit more capable than ever before. “If one of us is having an off game, there are enough players on t his team who can fill in and contribute at a high level,� Hodges said. “It’s ver y encouraging to know that you’re playing on a team as deep as ours.� Hodges’ versatility makes this team even deeper, as the Denton native has spent time at forward, midfielder and defender. He d lu nd h a s e x c el le d i n play i ng to h is tea m’s strengths, using his plethora

title in 2010. Based on t he close and competitive nature of UNT’s games so far this season, the team has a huge advantage later on in games, as it will be able to play with fresher legs than its Sun Belt opponents. 2009 came to a close with a disappointing loss in the semi-final game of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament with the Mean Green failing to reach its goal of winning a conference title. W it h added dept h a nd approach on of fense, t his yea r ’s tea m i s c er t a i n ly capable of reaching that goal in 2010.


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Men’s golf team comes out on top in season opener UNT wins tournament by 21 strokes B Y PAUL B OTTONI

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With hopes of improving f rom its f if t h-place f inish in the Sun Belt Conference C h a mpion s h ip l a st ye a r, t he UN T menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gol f tea m opened its season this week in resounding fashion. The Mean Green finished first out of a 19-team field at the UT-Arlington/Waterchase Inv itat iona l i n A rl i ng ton, which started Monday and c onc lude d Tue s d a y. T he w in ma rked t he f irst time the program has opened its season w it h a tourna ment victory since 2003. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice way to sta r t the year off and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy w it h t hat, but I k now t hat we can get better and keep improving,â&#x20AC;? head coach Brad Stracke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a long

way to go, but I was really pleased with the way the kids kept battling and playing the entire time. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always good to start the year off with a win.â&#x20AC;? UN T posted a 12-u nder par 276 in Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening round, the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lowest round since 1999. The team didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let up in the second, shooting an 8-under par 280 a nd w rapped up t he f i rst day at 20-u nder pa r, 556, the lowest posting through 36 holes by the team since 1998. The team entered Tuesday in first place with a 10-stroke lead over the Universit y of Sout her n Mississippi a nd d id nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t relinqu ish t he lead in the final round, finishing w ith a hefty 21-stroke lead over USM. Tournament host UT-Arlington finished fifth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really happy with just a 10-stroke lead after the first day,â&#x20AC;? redshirt sophomore transfer Ty Spinella sa id. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wa nted to come

out today and just keep the throttle down and we were able to do that.â&#x20AC;? Sophomore Curtis Donahoe finished the tournament tied with USMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Derek Plucienski for f irst place. The v ictor y was Donahoeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first individual tournament title. Donahoe finished the tournament with a score of 7-under pa r 209. He was joined by teammates Josh Jones, Rodolfo Cazaubon and Carlos Ortiz in the final top 15 for the tournament. Jones, who transferred from Louisia na State Universit y during the summer, clinched a top-10 finish with a score of 1-under par 215 in three rounds. The Mean Green will next play at t he William Tucker Intercollegiate at Albuquerque, NM, which w i l l be hosted by t he Un iversit y of New Mex ico Oct. 1 a nd 2. UNT will face a field that includes the University of Arizona and San Diego State University, wh ich f i n ished second i n t he 2010 Mou nt a i n We st Conference Championship. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coming from Arkansas and the SEC, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played against the best and to see where we are right now, I think we can play with the best,â&#x20AC;? Spinella said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully as the season goes on we will play against higher-ranked teams and keep showing what type of team we are.â&#x20AC;?


Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Ryan Munthe, Views Editor

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2010 Fall TV season looks promising

Parking problems Editorial Last week, the Editorial Board gave our opinion regarding parking to create discussion and raise awareness of the growing parking concerns. Since then, we’ve received positive and negative feedback, indicating and acknowledging that the issue exists. The Editorial Board wants to call more attention to the specifics of the growing problem, promote communication and propose possible solutions. In an effort to increase the communication, the Editorial Board is calling something like a town hall meeting in an effort to create more feedback for parking officials. Parking headache As much of an issue as parking is to the people who live, study and work at UNT, many forget this is a massive issue for the Parking and Transportation Services office as well. The parking staff’s e-mail was flooded with complaints at the beginning of the semester. However, we still find it concerning that parking officials refuse to call parking an actual problem despite the amount of students speaking out against parking issues. Parking is an issue when more than 20,000 permits have been bought for about 12,800 parking spaces. Where are the remaining 8,000 expected to park, especially when they have paid as much as $180 for a Premium or Residence permit? However, the parking office is encouraging feedback and communication from students and faculty, which is promising. Parking office solutions Yet, parking services has begun to assume the lot at Fouts Field is the answer to all the parking problems. There are 2,108 Premium parking spaces and 2,719 Resident spaces. These lots fill up first, while the lots at Fouts and Discovery Park stay relatively empty. No matter how much they communicate, students who paid $180 for a permit to park closer to class than general parking students should not have to park far out and rely on a shuttle to get them to campus and back. Until now, there was no communication. Students, faculty and staff sit, spewing anger, refusing to offer any solutions while the parking office is assuming that it is still a small minority claiming the parking system is broken but is offering promises to listen and take in any feedback users of the parking system have. Potential solutions There is a solution for the future since the garage by Kerr Hall promises to alleviate strain on the parking situation. However, the solutions for this year are less clear. A fairly obvious shortterm solution proposed by Thomas Eaves is to open the multilevel Union Circle garage to people with permits. According to parking services, the garage is rarely more than 30 percent full and on top of the premium rate many pay for permits, it is ridiculous for the parking office to attempt to charge an additional rate to park there. The Editorial Board thinks that a meeting where students, faculty and staff could air their grievances would help drastically. Sure to infuriate students, faculty and staff is the fact that parking services doesn’t consider purchasing an expensive permit a guarantee for a spot. Many are asking why they offer a permit for purchase if no spot for it is guaranteed. The Editorial Board wants students, faculty and staff to help fix the parking situation, contact parking and leave them feedback.

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Fall is my favorite season. The weather cools, football begins and the reruns cease. It is an exciting time of year for those of us who enjoy promisefilled new shows, as well as those of us who love the brief glimpses of shows sure to go down in flames. The following is a network-by-network list of shows to pay attention to, be it for sincere or sardonic reasoning. ABC — It has a new programming chief, Paul Lee (hired from offspring upstart network ABC Family). The previous executive was let go amidst rumors. The first thing Mr. Lee did in office was fire the network’s head of marketing. This does not appear to be a banner year for the network of Disney. “Body of Proof” could be a hit. Fans of Kim Delaney from her recent runs on “Desperate Housewives” and “Castle” may be inclined to give this a look. This show is ABC’s attempt at CBS-style programming with older actors, self-contained storylines and the Friday night time slot. “No Ordinary Family” will be a miss. This is ABC’s most promoted show of the year and features “The Shield” star Michael Chiklis. I don’t think this show will be an immediate failure, but having no lead in, being an hour-long comedy, and going against heav y Tuesday night 7 p.m.

competition, I do see this one eventually suffocating. CBS — CBS has become the master of hour-long, selfcontained dramas in the last decade. The CSI and NCIS franchises have kept CBS the most consistent network over the last 10 years. “Hawaii Five-O” could be a hit. When I first heard that this was being remade, I joined with the rest of the world in a solid shake of the fist. Stars Alex O’Laughlin and Scott Caan have apparently taken the ‘80s staple to the next level, as the show has been getting great buzz. Though it’s not saying much, this will be the hippest show in CBS’ lineup, and the theme song is fabulous. “S**t my Dad Says” will be a miss. The sitcom based on everyone’s favorite Twitter feed will have to learn the lesson of every SNL movie after the “Blues Brothers.” Some stories are just made for a certain medium. FOX — This is a year of transition for the FOX network. Its banner show “American Idol” is in the midst of recasting, and it’s now a “Glee” focused network. This could all change in fall of 2011 when Simon Cowell launches “X-Factor,” but for now, “Glee” is alpha dog. “R a i si ng Hop e” c ou ld be a hit. There is only one writer/producer to have two successful shows in the last

decade. Greg Garcia is the mind behind CBS’ “Yes, Dear” as well as NBC’s “My Name is Earl.” While neither were ever critical or commercial darlings, there is something to be said for his ability to get a show to syndication. “Hope” is given the crucial post-“Glee” times lot and it is imperative to see how the younger fans of “Glee” react to Garcia’s dark sense of humor. The show looks solid, but one should always be weary of non-animated comedies on FOX. “Running Wilde” will be a miss. While I consider it blasphemous to discern upon Wilde creator Mitchell Hurwitz and muse Will Arnett, this show does not seem to have what it takes to make it. Hurtwitz’s predecessor, the incomparable “Arrested Development” was able to stay on the air due only to the buzz generated by critics. Networks are in it to make money, but they love winning awards as well. “Wilde” will not win awards as the pilot has already been reshot twice. NBC — After last year’s Leno/Conan debacle, NBC is trying to get back to its roots in delivering a variety of entertainment that is not solely comic based. “The Event” could be a hit. This is the most hyped show of the fall season. Test audience approval ratings have been great (according to NBC, so

take that as you wish), but one has to question the Monday n ig ht schedu l i ng aga i nst ABC’s juggernaut “Dancing with the Stars.” “Outsourced” will be a miss. The single camera sitcom is all NBC has going these days with “The Office,” “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” “30 Rock ” a nd even “Chuck ” certainly fitting that bill. It will be interesting to see how American audiences adjust to the shocking idea of sitcoms set in other countries. My guess is they won’t. As we finally drift away f rom t he rema i ns of t he writers’ strike of 2007, this fall provides a large amount of new shows to replace the voids left by “Lost” and “24” and many opportunities to distract us while we should be studying.

Richard Bardon Richard Bardon is a political science sophomore. He can be reached at RichardBardon@

Lack of footwear in showers is concerning The other day, I walked into the community bathroom in Crumley Hall and stepped into the shower. About halfway into my conditioning routine, I was stunned to see two bare feet in the stall to the left. Horrified, I then looked to the right stall and was greeted with the same situation. I was sandwiched between two sets of grubby feet. My own feet, safely enclosed in f luorescent pink shower shoes, were safe from the germs and fungus that swirled around in the communit y

“The showers... serve as breeding grounds for all sorts of bacteria and fungi.”

—Holly Harvey Pre-journalism sophmore

bathroom. But what about the other people in the shower? Did they not know or care about the possibility of diseases circling the drains? Crumley’s showers are used by more than 300 girls and are

cleaned once a day. That’s a lot of bodies and feet for such sma ll bath areas. Because of the inf lux of traffic, the showers are rarely dry. Since the showers mostly remain wet or damp, they serve as

breeding grounds for all sorts of bacteria and fungi. A pp a r ent l y, my fel low col lege st udents were u naw a re of or apat het ic toward the risk of showering without footwear. I hope this isn’t becoming a trend across col lege ca mpuses. Cra z y, f u n g u s -i n f e s t e d c o l l e g e students are the last thing the world needs. I, for one, plan on keeping my shoes on. Holly Harvey is a pre-journalism sophomore. She can be reached at

What is a possible solution for the parking problems at UNT?

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“More parking spaces would help.”

Heath Robinson

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“Make it more convenient for students, because parking lots are expensive. They should have permits for parking garages.”

Tina Ngo

Photography senior

“Build more parking garages close to school.”

Jeremiah Le

Radio, television and film sophomore

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