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October 11, 2011

Volume 46

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Henry J. Anderson Three apples that have changed the world: Adam’s apple, Isaac Newton’s apple and Steve Jobs’ “Apple.” History is filled with common themes and leaders who through their vision define their times. Jobs was one of them. His ideas changed the way people interact, spend their free time and go about doing business. Jobs passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the age of 56. Apple’s co-founder was a pioneer in the personal-computer and the music industry. His career began with a trace of genius, endured a catastrophic collapse only to rise again with projects that culminated into one of the greatest comebacks of our time. Comparisons to Thomas Edison and Henry Ford have been heard. All of these men had ideas that they followed with a passion and resulted with some of the most beneficial advancements in modern times. Jobs had 317 registered patents involving different electronic inventions and redesigns. Tim Cook Apple’s CEO said, “No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.” Jobs was associated with his animated and passiondriven product launches. He always took pride in what Apple developed. Despite a series of well-known ads, Jobs rarely compared Apple’s products to other companies’. “He was a huge symbol of innovation and progress. I am interested to see if his death will have any large impact on the way Apple operates in the future with new products” freshman Jake Lehle said. Valued at $337 billion by Forbes magazine, Apple with Jobs’ leadership became the world’s most valuable company, followed closely by Exxon Mobile and Petro China. Apple became, in the course of 12 years, the largest retailer of online music and along the way sparked interest in animated films through Job’s brainchild, Pixar Animation Studios. The son of a Syrian immigrant who gave him into adoption, Jobs was born in 1955 and was adopted shortly after by Paul and Clara Jobs with a promise to put him through college. He grew up in Silicon Valley and eventually enrolled in Reed College.

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President Barack Obama and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visit a science class at Parkville Middle School Center of Technology.

Obama waiver leaves no school behind Plan provides flexibility in No Child Left Behind law Daniel Crotty

news@paisano-online.com On Sept. 23, President Obama announced his plan to offer waivers for No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements to schools that fail to meet the 2014 deadline for 100 percent proficiency in math and reading. Most states are expected to apply for the waivers. California, Michigan and Tennessee have already applied. According to the Wall Street Journal, 80 percent of K-12 schools would be categorized as failing under the current requirements. When a school is deemed failing, under the current law, the state must step in and make changes. If 80 percent of schools would be failing in 2014, then the states would be required to take extraordinary steps to reform the education system. NCLB has changed the way students are educated. Since students are required to take annual standardized tests to measure school performance, many educators focus on teaching to standardized tests so that their school will not be deemed failing. States have also decreased the level of dif-

ficulty in their curriculum, so they will not have to dismiss school staff, convert the school to a charter school or close the institution altogether. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, “No Child Left Behind is fundamentally broken.” “Our administration will provide flexibility from the law in exchange for a real commitment to undertake change,” President Obama said on Sept. 23. NCLB focuses on accountability; the Obama administration wants to raise the bar on education overall, but allow states more room to self-evaluate under the new system. “If we are serious about building an economy that lasts, an economy in which hard work pays off, with an opportunity for solid middle-class jobs, we have to get serious about education” said Obama. “Teachers too often have been forced to teach to the test. States have perversely lowered their standards in a race to the bottom.” Obama explained that the change is meant to increase standards for education by allowing the states breathing room to achieve them. Instead of focusing on technical standards for NCLB, the schools will now focus

on holistic performance of students. Under the new plan, only the bottom five percent of schools will face similar circumstances to those of failing schools under NCLB. Principals and teachers’ performance will be measured through trends in standardized test scores over time. Schools will also be adopting a common curriculum. According to Time magazine, 44 states have already adopted the curriculum. The plan is controversial because it is an executive order and not a repeal of NCLB. The Obama administration had been waiting for legislation to pass regarding NCLB, but no bills were ever passed. Members of Congress are saying the executive order circumvents their authority. According to The New York Times, the new law gives the secretary of education the power to some of its provisions but doesn’t give him power to force schools to adopt an educational agenda. “I simply cannot support a process that grants the secretary of education sweeping authority to handpick winners and losers,” chairman of the House of Education, John Kline said.

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“Back in the day,” recounts chicano poet Gregg Barrios, “I went to the University of Texas at Austin, where there were only 200 Hispanics enrolled in a university of 30,000,” “One of the other 200 Hispanics was a young man named Ricardo Romo, who I befriended,” Barrios said. And yet, it was Krisellen Maloney, dean of libraries, who had to excuse the absence of UTSA’s President Ricardo Romo at Barrios’ poetry reading. “He has been looking forward to this for so long, but I am afraid he won’t be able to come,” Maloney said while the audience mumbled. “He got a call from the White House, where he was appointed by President Obama to be part of the Committee for Hispanic Excellence. He hopes you will excuse

him.” The audience bursted into applause. While Romo was at the Presidential Mansion, Barrios was being honored by some of the most influential literary figures in the Chicano movement which included, Sandra Cisneros, author of the acclaimed novel, “The House on Mango Street,” selected as The New York Times Book of the Year, and John Philip Santos, author of “Places Left Unifinished at the Time of Creation”, finalist for the National Book Award, the Distinguished Scholar in Mestizo Cultural Studies at UTSA. Among the speakers on Oct. 5, were UTSA’s professors Ben Olguín, and Norma Cantú. It was Santos who acted as master of ceremonies in the event which was considered one of the highlights of the Hispanic Heritage Month. The poetry reading, called The New Latino Gen-

eration was accompanied by an art exhibit that will be on display until Nov. 5 at Gallery 23 in the University Center. “Buenas tardes, y’all,” Santos said jokingly before beginning the event, which was held in the Acacia Room in the University Center. Later came Barrios’ poems in the voices of Frances Treviño-Santos, Olguín, and slam poet Anthony Flores. Cantú followed. She said, “Somos la tierra y el cielo. Esta tierra y este cielo./ We are the land and the sky. This land and this sky,” giving an introduction to the much expected reading by Cisneros. “I am very glad we are honoring you this evening, Gregg,” Cisneros said. “Most of the time authors are not honored until they die. It is a shame, really. What good are all those words and homages once the writers are gone?” Barrios, a former journalist for the Los Angeles Times and a book editor

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Wednesday, Oct. 5 poet Gregg Barrios was honored by literary figures for the Hispanic Heritage month event.

for the San Antonio Express-News, is also a playwright whose work “Rancho Pancho” is based on “the tempestuous love affair between Tennessee Williams and Pancho Rodriguez, who inspired the character of Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire,” according to the Barrios’ publisher. His incursion into theater left, along with other publications, a coming-of-

age poem written by Barrios dedicated to actors that debut in show business that was performed by Brad Milne. “This is what happens when sparks of creativity meet each other,” said Santos, before introducing actor Rick Frederick. See HERITAGE, Page 2


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Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, passed away Oct. 5, the day before the release of the new iPhone 4S.

ties, due to differences with CEO, John Scully, and Apple’s Board of Directors. Jobs later stated, “It turned out getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have happened to me.” Over the next five years, Jobs went on to start two new companies and along the way found the love of his life. He started Pixar Animation Studios and NeXT. “Pixar is an animation company,” Jobs said in an interview with Charlie

Rose after the release of Pixar’s Toy Story. “We’re not competing against a Microsoft, or another company; we are competing against, can we make a great film that people love?” (To continue reading the rest of this story go to paisano-online.com)

by actors as homage to Chicano poet Frederick’s interpretation of “El Hijo de Frida y Diego,” a poem from Barrios that encompasses an episode in the lives of painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, was particularly well received. “His mastery of the text was superb,” Xavier Gibbens, senior English major said. “The way he managed to capture all the drama, joy and suffering, and

how he used Frida’s and Diego’s paintings as audiovisual help was great. Simply great.” Gregg Barrios, born in Victoria, Texas, in 1945, is considered by many as a leader of Chicano literature and the Chicano movement. In his lifetime, he was an acquaintance and friend of Norman Mailer, Andy Warhol and many others. His most recent book, “La Causa,” is

a collection of poems that depict the evolution of the Chicano movement and is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and as an e-book. His poetry reading was sponsored by the UTSA Office of the President, UTSA Libraries and the Consortium for Social Transformation and the Mexican-American Studies Program.

As the 2012 Presidential Election heats up with stirring debates, candidate renunciation and flip-flop allegations, it’s hard to imagine a contender who can calm the excitable atmosphere surrounding constituents. Economic woes, skyrocketing national debt and staggering faith in President Obama are causes for consideration among all candidates this upcoming year. Obama, will run for his second and final term as president while the nation is in the middle of appointing a Republican nominee. Among those candidates are Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney. Sarah Palin recently decided not to run as a candidate for the GOP nomination. Bachmann, Tea Party supporter and founder of the Tea Party Caucus, advocates a return to conservative values through fiscal responsibility and original interpretation of the Constitution. By reducing government spending and the federal budget deficit, opposing taxes and reversing progress for same sex couples, it seems Bachmann is a complete opposition to Obama’s last three year policies. Bachmann also thinks global warming is a hoax, claiming carbon dioxide is a beneficial gas required by plant life. However, Bachmann has garnered little support from voters according to recent polls, about six percent will vote for her. Governor Rick Perry has maintained support by making the economic success of Texas the centerpiece of his gubernatorial track records, while resisting a personal income tax, and preserving traditional beliefs. A poll taken by CNN in early September announced Perry as the lead for the GOP Presidential nomination; however, in GOP debates, Perry seems to stumble with his words and not make his point clear while accusing Romney of flip-flopping. Perry describes his opponent as a flip-flopper because of his af-

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Heritage: Social poems are performed From Page 1

THE ROAD TO THE ELECTIONS Emily Nasir

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Jobs remained in college for six months; he stayed as a drop in for another 18 months taking classes that he never thought would have a practical use in his life—classes that would ultimately lead to major changes in the conception of the Macintosh. At 20, Jobs and Steve Wozniak, a friend from college, started Apple from the Jobs’ family garage. Nine years later they released their first creation, the Macintosh. Years later, Apple was on the rise. “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” Jobs asked John Scully, a Pepsi executive, successfully luring him to become Apple’s first outsider CEO. Soon, after Scully arrived to Apple, they unveiled the new Macintosh in 1984. At 30 years old, Steve Jobs was a selfmade millionaire, a media celebrity and a darling of investors and business magazines. Then things started to fall apart. Jobs was fired from his company, which he founded in his early twen-

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filiation with former Republican Massachusetts Governor William Weld in the 1994 Senate race; at the time Romney supported fiscal conservative ideas and preserved social issues such as a woman’s right to choose and gay rights. During the debates Perry’s stands on affording in-state tuition to children of illegal immigrants did not gain him much support from constituents either. Spectators realized Perry may not be as conservative as they once believed. Perry must improve his debate skills if he plans to take on Romney; he dropped to 16 percent in the polls. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, with his steadyas- she-goes strategy jumped to the top of the polls, at 25 percent, rallying in key donors and elected officials in his campaign. Romney is currently working on his platform to improve the nation’s floundering economy with his 59-step jobs plan, immigration and foreign policy matters. Today, he holds more conservative views, opposing abortion and same sex marriage. On Thursday, Oct. 6 Romney attacked Perry’s economic platform by publicizing a document entitled “Rick Perry’s Plan To Get America Working Again” with 103 out of 114 pages left blank, pictures of Perry waiving a gun in the air and quotes from a GOP debate typed in Comic Sans MS font. Romney must prove he is a candidate voters can get excited about, not just a consolation prize. If Romney can uphold his core principles and institute values Americans not only want, but also need, he will remain in the lead for the Republican nomination.


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UTSA undergraduate students pay upwards $3,500 to $4,500 per semester to attend the university. One-fourth of that goes specifically to pay for classes, and the rest is used to pay for amenities. Those amenities include advising, library resources, the recreation center and transportation. All of which can be used to enrich students’ time on campus. Instead of attending classes though students are skipping and not taking advantage of what they’ve already

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Governor Rick Perry’s record with minorities is once again under scrutiny. Recently, the media has recently reported a black racial slur as the name of Perry’s private hunting camp. Perry began hosting politicians, friends and supporters at his family’s West Texas hunting camp. The subject of controversy was a large, flat rock standing at the gated entrance to the camp which has the N-word painted on it. When asked a couple weeks ago about the rock, Perry said it bore an “offensive name that has no place in the modern world.” However, the media has already begun to speculate on the validity of his statement considering that the faded letters remain. Perry’s record with the black community during his stint as governor is the same as that of any other Republican candidate, practically nonexistent. According to CNN, President Obama captured over 90 percent of the black voters in every age range, so it won’t be surprising if that same turnout repeats in 2012.

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The real question is whether these recent controversies such as Perry’s stance on Confederate battle flags in statehouses and other government buildings will hamper his campaign during the Republican primaries. As these past events are brought to Perry will have answer to black voters. Perry’s biggest competition, Mitt Romney and Herman Cain, have proven to be tough adversaries. It’s doubtful that either of these two will be able to split black voters who historically have voted for Democratic party candidates. This hunting camp controversy is the least of Perry’s problems. While blacks are more often socially conservative on many issues, such as abortion and gay marriage because of religious affiliation, they lean more to the Democratic party side on economic issues. Unless the Republican candidates can prove that lowering taxes and decreasing government spending can still improve the standard of living for those in poverty and the working class, which contain largely minority voters, they will not have an easy election. Perry claims to have already accomplished increasing employment and creating jobs in Texas where he claims the total number of govern-

ment jobs had increased 19 percent, while the private sector saw only a 9 percent increase. His claim omits a few facts; for example, Texas’ main industry has been petroleum and most of the job growth has been in that field. If students want jobs right now, they should switch their majors to chemical or petroleum engineering and gas up. What’s giving Republicans an edge are the small business owners. While there are black small business owners, these voters make up small percentage of the total number of business owners in Texas. Certain policies, such as the Rightto-Work law, which states a person cannot be denied employment because of membership or non-membership in a labor union or other labor organization, are less likely to affect blacks who make up a smaller percentage of the private sector. Despite his latest controversy, Perry needs to investigate what issues minorities, especially Blacks and Hispanics, are hoping to see resolved during the presidency. Joseph Tidline Managing Editor

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features@paisano-online.com As a senior, walking around campus can become a boring routine, but not for “Clair” as her friends call her. She spices the hallways of every building with her fresh and unique looks fueled by her devotion to fashion. This devotion began when she became a manager at Kenya Rose,

a little boutique in her hometown, at the age of sixteen. It then matured into her own chic style as she got ideas from bloggers and designers like Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs.

Most college students want sex, but how many know difference between the myths and the facts associated with sex? The reality is that 79.5 percent of college students between the ages of 18-24 are sexually active, according to the Advocates for Youth. However, without the proper knowledge about intercourse and its consequences, those involved are at risk for disease, pregnancy or worse. The UTSA organization Sexual Health Alcohol and Drug Education for Students (SHADES) promotes healthy sexual habits by publicizing factual information throughout campus. The most popular myth about sex is that men are more interested in it than women. But according to Stayteen.org, men do not always want sex more than women. Pressure can come from anybody, regardless of gender or sexual experience. In response to the myth that men want sex more than women, junior accounting and economics major Franco Larrea said, “Women want it as bad as we do, but just don’t show it. They have more will power!” Tara Wood, vice president of SHADES, debunked several myths concerning pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and forms of contraception. “More than half of college students believe they can tell

if someone has an STI just by looking at them. This is incorrect. One in four college students have an STI, such as Chlamydia, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), HIV and Herpes, and those infected often show no visible symptoms.” Some sexually active people believe if you have HPV or another STI, it will go away on its own—this is incorrect. According to Collegecandy.com, while HPV can remedy spontaneously, it is up to your immune system to kill the virus. If a person’s immune system cannot fight the virus, HPV can lead to warts, abnormal pap smears and, if left untreated, cervical cancer. Another misconception is that a person cannot get an STI from having oral sex. This is also false. Anyone can get an STI by having any kind of sex, engaging in skin-to-skin contact or by merely kissing somebody. It is extremely important for a person to know his or her partner and that partner’s sexual history before being intimate; of course, getting tested is advised if a person is sexually active. Students do not have to look far for testing locations. Wood stated, “The UTSA Main Campus Student Health Services is offering confidential, rapid HIV testing on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment.” Other factors to consider when flirting with the idea of having sex are the uses of contraception and ways to prevent pregnancy. Myth number one: there is no method that is 100 percent effective. False.

Abstinence is the most effective and simplest way to prevent pregnancy. By refraining from intercourse, a woman protects herself from the risk of pregnancy and most STIs. Contrary to a famous remark asked in “The 40-Year Old Virgin”, if you don’t use it, you do not lose it! Despite what some college students may think, drinking Mountain Dew does not prevent pregnancy. The rumor is that certain ingredients in Mountain Dew lower sperm count or kill sperm, but, in reality, drinking any kind of soda does affect sperm count. Another myth deals with becoming pregnant in a swimming pool. Diana Cuervo said, “I heard in high school that a girl couldn’t get pregnant in a pool or hot tub because chlorine in the water kills the sperm.” Wood commented on this myth by stating, “Intercourse in a hot tub can lead to pregnancy. Although being in a hot tub for more than 30 minutes can lower sperm count, it does not decrease the sperm count to a ‘safe’ amount,” Wood said. “It only takes one sperm to fertilize an egg. The temperature and presence of the water does not hinder the sperm’s ability to find an egg. Sexually transmitted infections can also be spread in a hot tub regardless of the water temperature.” Advice about “The Pill” as the most potent form of birth control is often misguided. Many women think that birth control is effective no matter how it is taken. continue reading this on paisano-online.com

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UTSA professor receives city-wide recognition Morgan Kennedy

arts@paisano-online.com “The decision to be an author and writer was not a career choice; like the path of any artist of substance, it is a response to a calling,” Dr. Carmen Tafolla said. “It is that path we are called to, that dream born inside us. It’s not an intellectual decision, but the flowing of a spiritual urge to create, to tell the story, to document that human experience around us. I would not be my real self if I did not write. I write because I have to. I am published because of the match between our society’s needs and my concientizacion to create,” Dr. Carmen Tafolla, an internationally acclaimed writer, and senior lecturer for bicultural and bilingual studies within the college of education and human development at UTSA. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the San Antonio Public Library is hosting “The Art of Cultura y Herencia: Artwork and Illustrations in the Books of Carmen Taffola.” Located at the Memorial branch of the library, the display is honoring the work of Taffola by featuring illustrations from many of her children’s books. Her works, such as “What Can You Do with a Paleta?,” often celebrate culture and personal empowerment. “What Can You Do With a Paleta?” was awarded the

2010 Charlotte Zolotow Award for best children’s picture book writing, two International Latino Book Awards, the Tomas Rivera MexicanAmerican Children’s Book Award, and the 2010 Americas Award (presented jointly to Tafolla and to Julia Alvarez) at the Library of Congress. Significantly, Tafolla is the first Latina author to be given the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Children’s Picture Book Writing. As a result of her success, Tafolla is one of the most highly anthologized Latina writers. Her work has appeared in more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, readers, High School American Literature textbooks, kindergarten Big Books and posters. Tafolla has a special affection for San Antonio. “My roots in San Antonio go so far back I can hear the trees talking to the river! I love the spirit of this place. I hear the centuries here. New Zealand was fresh and exciting, New Mexico ancient and enchanting, Mexico has a wealth of cultural spirit, Ireland sings when you stroll through it, but nowhere has the appeal for me that San Antonio does. Like the ancient woman in my short story Inheritance, I feel I own it!” Tafolla speaks passionately about Chicano lifestyle. “There’s a dynamic magic in the blending of cultures, the mestizaje, that holds two entire

fields of heritage in its hands, and watches them chemically interact. To me, the spirit of the bicultural, bilingual Chicano world is fresh and creative, newborn every day, with infinite possibilities for language play and artistic creation between two languages, two ways of thinking, and a third, our own, as double mestizos. San Antonio, for me, is the capital of that culture made of double mestizaje. “This nation is in the midst of an educational crisis, an epidemic of functional illiteracy, simultaneous with a traditional suppression of diversity and a new vacuum, a gap in storytelling between the generations. Our children bear the brunt of that tragedy, especially children from underrepresented groups like Latinos and blacks. Illiteracy closes doors for them, narrows options, decreases chances for survival,” said Tafolla “I write for many ages, but of them all, children are the most important V.I.P’s in my audience. They are the ones who most desperately need to learn pride in their culture, their history and their own importance in this universe. In my children’s books, I try to affirm the power of their own individuality, creativity and uniqueness, the value of their culture, the delicious adventure of discovering diversity, community, and collaboration.”

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it’s possible or they might not think it’s possible.

NeverShoutNever started out as a one man band consisting of the one man himself, Christofer Drew. He began making his way into the music scene by creating a Myspace music page and posting his acoustic songs for people to hear. On Oct. 7, NeverShoutNever played at San Antonio’s white Rabbit. The Paisano had the oppotunity to sit with band members, Chris, Taylor MacFee(bass player), and Hayden Kaiser(guitar, percussion) before the show to discuss their history as a band, music development process and their new album, “Time Travel.”

P: Is that your favorite song in the album? C: Probably not. It’s a great song, but I really like “Complex Heart” a lot. T: To listen to, probably “Silver Ecstasy” or “Lost At Sea” Hayden: I’ve been growing on “Robot” a little bit more.

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Paisano (P): Being in a band, the band and the music sometimes overpowers the individual, so is there anything you want people to know about you individually? Chris(C): Taylor lives it. Look at that mustache, he lives it! He can slam dunk. He won all of the slam dunk contests in high school. Taylor(T): You know that’s starting to pop up in every interview Chris, I wonder why that is. P: Can you explain the album title “Time Travel.” C: I had written that song, “Time Travel” and it just seemed like it added a cool effect to the album you know, it made it kind of mysterious because time travel is like one of those things that people might think

P: How would you describe your new album to those who haven’t heard it yet? C: It’s modern sounding rock with a lot of synth work and a lot of big vocals. Right now I’m just ready for the next one. We’re already working on some songs for it. It’s going to be at least five times better than Time Travel. P: The band has transitioned, with the newest album. What was your main goal in making this transition? C: I think just for self-satisfaction. I mean it’s something we’ve wanted to do. I don’t think we did it for anyone except ourselves, because rock and roll is just a lot more fun to play. P: What advice would you give to aspiring artists? C: Practice every day and just keep writing songs because the most powerful position you can have in the music industry is a songwriter.

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Jazz instruments can be heard from San Antonio’s botanical garden, beating in anticipation. Saturday, Oct. 15 is Gardens by Moonlight. Join the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a night at the park. Known as one of San Antonio’s more popular events, Gardens by Moonlight brings an evening stuffed with live music and gourmet food. Five bands will be playing on four stages spread across the 38 acres of the garden grounds. Mingo Fishtrap, Warren Hood and the Goods, the Peterson Brothers, Joel Dilley and Bett

Butler and Floyd Domino and Earl Poole Ball are all sure to put on a good show. Expect great things from the up and coming Peterson Brothers, neither Glen nor Alex is over the age of 15, but don’t underestimate their incredible talent. Mingo Fishtrap will be headlining the year’s event. The band is a five time South by Southwest Austin Music Award Winner. The eightpiece horn band is sure to get everyone out of his or her lawn chair. Seeing as outside food and drink will not be allowed, Central Market will be on hand selling gourmet food and drink, including wine and beer. Starbucks will also be offering coffee. “Gardens by Moonlight captures

the beauty of an early fall evening in San Antonio,” says Bob Brackman, executive director of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. “Visitors can enjoy the exotic plant displays and the Art in the Garden sculpture exhibit. They can hear jazz on the Fountain Plaza and then venture to the log cabin to hear some sounds from the Austin music scene wafting across the East Texas lake. Gardens by Moonlight is a perfect night out, whether it is with friends, family or a special someone.” Gates will open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets can be bought for $15 through Oct. 14 online at www.sabot.org. General admission tickets $20 at the gate.


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October 11, 2011

Haunting the Streets:

San Antonio Ballet presents ‘Dracula’ Katy Glass

From the depths of the mountains in Transylvania, the crowded, cobbled streets of London and now to downtown San Antonio, the gaunt Count Dracula is searching for his next victim. This weekend, Ballet San Antonio’s Choreographer-in-Residence Gabriel Zertuche sets his masterful choreography in the haunting world of “Dracula” as the premiere production of the 2011-2012 season. Ballet San Antonio’s performance of “Dracula” is based on the classic horror novel by Bram Stoker in which Jonathan Harker attempts to save his beloved fiance Mina from Count Dracula. Opening in the depths of Transylvania, Jonathan Harker, a young English lawyer is heading for Count Dracula’s castle to finalize a transfer of real estate in England. This seemingly ordinary situation leads to Jonathan’s shocking discovery of Dracula’s bloodthirsty appetite. Fearful for his own life, Jonathan attempts to murder Dracula, who then flees to England leaving Jonathan trapped in the castle. The story then shifts to England where Harker’s fiance, Mina Murray is visiting her friend, Lucy Westenra. Late one night, Murray discovers that Westenra has been sleepwalking and sets out looking for her. In her search, she finds Westenra on a bench near a graveyard overlooking the town with a black shape hovering above her head. In Ballet San Antonio’s “Dracula,” the bloodthirsty villain Count Dracula will be performed by principal dancer Ian Morris.

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The San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet performs Cinderella in 2009. Ballet San Antonio‘s performance of “Dracula” will be presented on October 14-15 at Lila Cockrell Theatre in downtown San Antonio.

Morris began his ballet training under the direction of Phyllis Latin. Later, he joined the Phyllis Latin Dance Company with whom he performed in Moscow, Russia. Since then, Morris has jumped between various ballet companies including the Joffrey Ensemble Dancers and Montgomery Ballet. This upcoming performance will mark his second season with Ballet San Antonio. The lovely Mina Murray will be performed by principal dancer Sarah Aujon. Aujon, a San Antonio native, studied at the Houston Ballet Acade-

my before continuing at the University of Oklahoma. She has performed soloist and principal roles in various countries. Aujon has been a principal dancer with Ballet San Antonio the longest of the three; this being her fourth season. Principal dancer Carlos Hopuy performs as Jonathan Harker, Mina’s valiant defender. Hopuy was born in Havana, Cuba where he attended Escuela Nacional de Arte. Hopuy has since performed internationally in England, Japan, Nicaragua and now, the United States. His performance in “Dracula”

will mark his third season with Ballet San Antonio. Ballet San Antonio’s mission, featured on the organizations website is “to share the splendor of dance through diverse artistic performances and outreach programs that reflect, promote and enrich the cultural heritage of our South Texas community.” The company dancers represent six countries promoting diverse styles. Ballet San Antonio strives to feature the work of local and national choreographers. The cast of this weekend’s upcoming performance of “Dracula” at the Lila Cockrell Theatre proves to promote their mission of enriching San Antonio’s culture through diversity. The Lila Cockrell Theatre has served as a site for entertainment in San Antonio since it opened for HemisFair Park in 1968. After years of performances, the theatre had a $26 million renovation and reopened at the end of 2010. The newly remodeled theatre seats over 2,300 guests and is located on the east bank of the River Walk at the Convention Center Complex. “Dracula” will be showing Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Lila Cockrell Theatre with opening curtains at 8 p.m. Prices range from $15-$60, with a $2 discount for military, seniors and groups of 10 or more. The McNay Museum is offering a 10 percent discount on tickets. Order online at Ticketmaster using the coupon code “MCNAY01” to receive the discount. Tickets may also be ordered at sales@balletsanantonio.org and by calling the Ballet San Antonio studios at 210-404-9641.

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For the person who has never watched a production by the Actors from the London Stage at UTSA, it will be easier for him or her to stay focused on what is happening on stage if the play is read prior to the performance. As the cast is often fast spoken, it is easier for one to stay on track if he or she is familiar with the plot and characters. Another complex aspect about the production is that the players are cast in several roles—five actors collectively played 16 different roles in this season’s production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”—and it is common for a player to act as two different characters who ultimately interact with one another in the same scene. Once the audience has a grasp Check out the on this untraditional style of perforPaisano online mance, the Actors from the London at Stage marvel theatergoers with their wit and versatility. paisano-online. Standing atop a pentagram made from white tape that sets the stage for com the remote island in “The Tempest,” the Actors from the London Stage tell the story of the sorcerer Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Player want to write Dale Rapley demands attention in the role of Prospero as he demonstrates for us? his command of magic when he puts Miranda under a sleeping spell and beckons his mischievous but obediCome to COLLEGE SKI & BOARD WEEK Breckenridge • Vail • Beaver Creek Keystone • Arapahoe Basin

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Every Thursday the Bijou screens a free movie, this week they will be screening “The Searchers.”

7:30 p.m.  Trinity University

Arts San Antonio will be presenting Nobuyuki Tsujiiat at the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. Tsujii, a blind pianist, will be sure to put on a spectacular show.

Friday, Oct. 14 8 p.m  Majestic Theatre

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The San Antonio symphony will be putting on Scheherazade. Rimsky Korsakov’s classic symphonic suit will be playing at the Majestic Theatre. Shows also on Sat. Oct. 15.

7:30 p.m.  Carver Community Cultural Center

Theatre The Carver Community Center will be putting on the Land of Oz, a modern musical based on the Wizard of Oz. Event repeats on Sat. Oct. 15

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the San Antonio Ballet will be putting on an adaption of Dracula. It’s to die for.

7:30 p.m.  Gemini Ink Gemini Ink staff members, Carlos Ponce and Mobi Warren will be reading some of their own work.

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ent sprite Ariel. Jennifer Kidd, the troupe’s only female actress, makes the most distinguished transformation of the five players as she alternates roles from naïve Miranda to ominous Ariel. Kidd is childlike in nature when she is Miranda, but her stare becomes black and hollow when she casually phases into Ariel by a mere upward turn of a wrist. Ariel’s job is to carry out any orders that are given to him by Prospero, so Kidd spends a majority of the play running the perimeter of the island, which displays Ariel’s ability to easily get to where he is told to be. When Ariel is hovering over the island, Kidd’s menacing gaze and the way she swiftly shifts her weight on her heels in a circular motion tells of Ariel’s supernatural presence. Despite the lack of backdrop and the minimal use of props and costumes, the players are exuberant with every word spoken and motion rendered. To waver the tone of the play from scene to scene, the players rely on a small, white megaphone to create a hypnotic, dreamlike mood by soothingly chanting, singing and humming through the megaphone. The megaphone is also used on stage side to create the distant sound of malevolent laughter, as well as the boisterous echo of an evil spirited voice. The Actors from the London Stage prove that a successful production can be rooted from simplicity, and can be just as stimulating and substantial as a major theatrical production with a skilled and impassioned cast of players.

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October 11, 2011

SA Rampage hockey team offers deals to college students Richard Castillo

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In 12 games Anissa Munson has eight shots on goal. In the Roadrunners 3-1 loss to Texas State on Sunday, Munson did not get a shot on goal.

Roadrunner soccer falls to rival Texas State Jay Weber

sports@paisano-online.com UTSA drew first blood against rival Texas State on Sunday but were unable to hold the early lead in San Marcos, falling 3-1. Both teams were up for the rivalry match as the game got off to a quick start. The first 10 minutes were full of energy and inspired play. The Roadrunners broke through in the 12th minute as freshman Liv Nyhegn rebounded a ricochet off the post and promptly sent the ball past the goal line to give the Roadrunners an early 1-0 lead. After the first goal, the pace of the game slowed down and the Bobcats were able to take control.

Felicia Leask struck first for the Bobcats in the 18th minute when she glided past the defense and put the ball in the back of the net to tie the game, 1-1 It did not take long for the Bobcats to strike again. Taylor Kelly put the Bobcats on top when she blasted a long-range shot into the back of the net in the 21st minute to make the score 2-1. Texas State was in control for the majority of the first half and took the 2-1 lead in to the locker room at halftime. The Roadrunners came out of the half looking for a goal, and stayed aggressive in their pursuit of the equalizer. But the Bobcats were able to hold off while adding an insurance goal in the 82nd minute

as Felicia Leask found her shooting touch once more to make the score 3-1 and neutralize the ‘Runners hopes of comeback. UTSA fell to 4-7-1 overall and 1-2 in Southland Conference play. Texas State improved to 7-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. UTSA looks to get back on track when they go on the road to face Central Arkansas on Oct. 14.

Roadrunner Leaders Shots on Goal (through 12 gms)

1. Maria Jose Rojas......................22 2. Liv Nyhegn...............................11 T3. Anissa Munson......................8 T3. Taylor Padia...........................8 5. Anka Grotle..............................6

The San Antonio Rampage started their 10th anniversary season Saturday, Oct. 8 with a home game victory over the Chicago Wolves, 3-2 in a shootout. The Rampage are part of the American Hockey League (AHL), the professional minor league of the National Hockey League, NHL. These might have been minor league teams, but the locals brought major league energy to cheer on their Rampage. T-Bone, the Rampage mascot, kept the 9,062 Rampage fans at AT&T Center rowdy by leading them in cheers and making noise with his cowbell. If you have never been to a live professional hockey game, every hockey play has the fluid transition of a basketball fast break, which allows players to hit each other with the force of a small car crash. “It’s a pretty high pace sport. It’s gritty and in your face, and I think it’s a sport that TV doesn’t really do it justice,” second year center Bracken Kearns said. “I love playing here. The fans are great.” Spurs Sports and Entertainment, SS&E, is the company that manages several other professional sports teams in San Antonio. Along with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage, SS&E runs the San Antonio Spurs (NBA) the San Antonio Silver Stars (WNBA) and the Austin Toros (NBA Developmental League). Three years ago, SS&E started the SpursU initiative, a program that has deals exclusively for San Antonio college students. “The prices are $10 for Spurs games and Rampage games,” UTSA student and SS&E marketing intern Eric Becerra said. “It’s a good way

to get college students involved in these events.” Christopher Davis, also a UTSA student and marketing intern for SS&E added, “By showing your college ID at the Box office two hours before the game starts, a student can claim two tickets per ID for seats that aren’t taken by any fans yet. We are looking to expand the program to other SS&E teams but for now it’s for just the Spurs and Rampage.” The AT&T Center also has more promotions during the games. For example, Friday is one-dollar beer and fountain drinks night. Other promotions include “Sunday Funday” games and “all you can eat” Rampage games. SpursU has several ways that students can keep up their promotions. Students can text the word “college” to “50927” to get immediate availability updates to their mobile phones. SpursU also has a twitter account, @SpursU, along with a Facebook page that also provide availability updates for the home games. “Building off the momentum of the Rampage game, and when the Spurs season takes off this program is really going to take off,” said Baccera. The Rampage will host the Oklahoma City Barons on Friday Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

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Work in Progress: Volleyball making final year in Southland Conference memorable Stephen Whitaker

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South Alabama’s Demetre Baker eludes Roadrunner defenders as he scores the winning touchdown in the second overtime. The Roadrunners came up short on Saturday, 30-27

Football drops double-overtime heartbreaker Stephen Whitaker

sports@paisano-online.com On the rollercoaster ride that has been the Roadrunner football season, the team has had more lows than highs. Saturday’s low was perhaps more painful than any. In a hardfought contest, the Roadrunners came up just short in double overtime against the South Alabama Jaguars, 30-27. “It’s very disappointing for our coaches and our players, because they worked hard to win this football game,” Head Coach Larry Coker said following the defeat. The game was hard fought for the entire 60 minutes of regulation with both teams slugging it out like two middleweight boxers. One team would jab; the other would counter. The Roadrunners had a chance to

deliver the coup de grace with 00:03 remaining on the clock and the score tied at 17, when kicker Shane Ianno attempted a 25 yard field goal. “We just wanted a little chip shot to win the game and that is points,” Coker said. “You can’t turn down points.” The potential game winning field goal was blocked by the Jaguars. The game would be decided in overtime. “I went up to Sean (Ianno) after the kick and told him to shake it off and not to worry about it,” Roadrunner quarterback Eric Soza said. “I told him that we may need him again.” In the first overtime, the Roadrunners elected to play defense first. The Jaguars took over on the UTSA 25 and within four plays, the Jaguars had punched the ball into the endzone. The Roadrunners shook it off when they took over at the South Alabama 25 yard line. It took only one play for

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Soza to find receiver Kam Jones. Jones made the catch as he back pedaled into the endzone to tie the game at 24 and send it to a second overtime. The second overtime would begin with the Roadrunners on offense. The offense was unable to punch it in which gave Ianno a chance to take the lead on a field goal. The field goal flew through the uprights, but the Roadrunners defense still had one job to do: Keep the Jaguars from scoring a touchdown. South Alabama took over at the UTSA 25 yard line and in one play sent the 32,886 in attendance home with disappointment. The play was a run to the left by Jaguar running back Demetre Baker, who strolled untouched into the endzone to give the Jaguars the victory. The Roadrunners are now 2-4 on the 2011 season.

The Roadrunner volleyball team entered its final season of Southland competition as defending conference champion. Among the goals set by the team coming into the season was to repeat as tournament champion, as well as to win the regular season crown. After six games of conference, the Roadrunners appear to be well on their way to attaining the goal of a regular season championship. They are off to their best start in conference play since 1998. The way in which the Roadrunners have won i s nothing short of impressive. In their six conference games, the Roadrunners have rarely trailed in any set and have yet to lose a set in conference. In fact, to find the last time the Roadrunners lost a set one has to go back nearly a month to Sept. 17 when the Roadrunners lost to the No. 8 Texas Longhorns in four sets by a score of 3-1. That game was historic because it marked the first time that the Roadrunners won a set against a ranked opponent. The last time the Roadrunners lost a set in conference, one has to go back to last year, Nov. 13, when the Roadrunners were swept in the last regular season match against UTArlington. The Roadrunners run of six straight games without losing a set is starting to reach record levels. The record for UTSA sits at 10 matches won in a row without losing a set.

That record was set back in 1987. The Roadrunners are returning from a road trip where they swept both Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2513, 25-19, 25-20) and McNeese State (25-19, 25-21, 25-21). In the victory over McNeese, UTSA’s sophomore phenom McKenzie Adams had a match high 16 kills en route to hitting .762, a program record. Fresh off their road trip, the Roadrunners will return home for a fourgame home stand starting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against Southeastern Louisiana. Also coming into town will be Nicholls on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. and Lamar on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. The four-game home stand offers an opportunity for the Roadrunner community to get behind the most successful team on campus right now. If we are going to become the next great Texas university we have to show that we support all of our teams. With the volleyball team on a roll, now is as good a time as ever to get behind a winner. The volleyball team has stepped up their game this season. It is now time for the students to step up their game and attend the games.


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