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AFTER ADAMS Study abroad was a key goal for Univ. President Michael Adams.

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Student employees see hour limits despite rising costs. BY BRAD MANNION @madbrannion Students of the University of Georgia have a foothold in the operation of the university. Campus Transit — a majority of its employees being enrolled at UGA — transports students to the dining halls, whose main employment is found through undergraduates. From there, students may head over to the Zell B. Miller Learning Center, yet another student employment oriented entity. But this system faces possible disruption as a result of new guidelines which may create jobs and opportunities for some students, but at the cost of cutting the weekly hours of other students in a down economy. Students, who were previously called temporary employees, are now deemed “student employees,” according to a source familiar with the inner structure of Campus Transit. The source has asked to remain anonymous in order to protect their job status. The number of students eligible to work for UGA will decrease because of new rules governing the employment of students who might not be enrolled in classes, even if they have been enrolled previously during the traditional spring and fall semesters. “You must be enrolled in and actively attending classes every single semester you work including summer. Your enrollment status must be at least half time (6 hours during fall/ semester session),” said an email sent to student employees from UGA Food Services. “This means there is no grace period for working after graduating or withdrawing.” Many students questioned the motives for the change and wondered why it was made. Students in areas other than food services — such as campus transit — were also informed of the hour limits, but were still left in the dark.

BY ERICA TECHO AND MEGAN ERNST @ericatecho @megernst11 Participation in study abroad has increased three-fold since 1999, two years after Michael Adams became President of the University of Georgia. There are UGA study abroad programs in around 50 countries per year and UGA students study in 65 to 70 countries per year, according to the Office of International Education. In his 16 years as president, Adams said property purchases abroad were one of the study abroad’s biggest accomplishments. “I think buying the property that we bought in Italy and Oxford, England and Costa Rica raises the visibility of students who go there and come back and tell their friends,” Adams said. “We have bilateral arrangements now with over 40 great universities around the world.” Cortona, Italy program director Christopher Robinson said the residential communities lead to better relationships with the program locations. “I think Dr. Adams understands the importance of the residential community to the study abroad experience and the immersion that is possible in that kind of setting,” he said. “There’s also a closeness that’s developed between UGA and the


Students take part in a variety of on-campus jobs, working in such areas as UGA transit (above), the Special Collections Library (right), UGA Food Services (right and below), the dorms (corner right) and the Ramsey Student Center (below). IMAGES COMPILED BY RED & BLACK STAFF

Student interest a factor in UGA majors’ longevity The University of Georgia nixed the Recreation and Leisure Studies Program this month in light of budget cuts, but it’s not the first major to get the axe. From Fall 2010 to today, the University Council voted to terminate 15 majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. And this doesn’t include majors that have been combined or reassigned at UGA. At the most recent University Council meeting, the once seperate Greek

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Combine corner Eleven former Bulldogs showcased their talents at this year's combine, with a few surprises.


Club tennis takes talents to nationals The club tennis team earned a trip to nationals for the first time since spring 2012.



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and Latin majors were combined into one Classical Languages major. While Naomi Norman, head of the Department of Classics, said this change was not the direct result of budgetary concerns, the shift in majors, merging of subjects and decrease in funding at UGA could raise some concern. In an exit interview with The Red & Black Tuesday, UGA President Michael Adams said changes in majors are a result of student choice. “Students vote with their feet, and I think we have to be cognizant of student wishes and demands.

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PLAY In the past semester, the RLST major was terminated, and Greek and Latin majors were combined. JULIE BAILEY/Illustration Some majors are just not as popular as they were 20 years ago; some others are much more popular, and

even more so, more demand,” Adams said.


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Abraham Alliance has movie night The Abraham Alliance, a new student organization, aims to create interreligion dialogue. The Abraham Alliance is hosting a movie screening of Bruce Almighty at the Presbyterian Student Center Thursday at 7:30 p.m. “Our generation has grown up in the shadow of 911 and the [war on terror], which have led to negative cultural stereotypes,” Kaytlin Butler, Abraham Alliance president, said. “If we leave this campus with those same stereotypes, then we failed as a community.” — Emily Erdelyan

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As a part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, For Loving Yourself, a University of Georgia student organization started in the spring of 2012, will be hosting a NEDA Walk, a group walk dedicated to raising the awareness of eating disorders and providing participants with vital information. The walk will be taking place on Mar. 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the University Health Center. Any member of the Athens-Clarke County community can participate in the walk for a registration fee of $15. All proceeds from the event will go to NEDA. — Stephen Mays

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Fly me to the moon Moon Taxi performed at the Georgia Theatre Feb. 22. The band was made popular by its live shows rather than its recorded albums and is making its way around the United States showcasing its live sound. Funk You was the opening band at Moon Taxi’s show in Athens. The show brought a packed crowd to the Georgia Theatre. JONAH ALLEN/Staff

CRIME NOTEBOOK UGA student reports stalking incident A college-aged female reported a stalking incident and simple battery in Athens Feb. 18 between 7:40 and 7:50 a.m., according to a report from UGA Police. The victim told the reporting officer that she was went to the library around 7:40 a.m. and her ex-boyfriend “appeared completely out of the blue.” The report does not state his name and he is not a student at UGA. She also told the officer that they had been broken up for two years and that she had a new boyfriend. She and her ex-boyfriend reportedly have not been in contact for years. According to the report, he “started to cause a scene” by talking loudly and cussing. The victim said that she went outside and he would go “back and forth from being nice to angry.”

At one point, he grabbed her arm and pulled her through some doors, cussed and yelled more, and then left the campus. The victim said that she had been talking to him on Facebook and agreed to “meet him later” for coffee. After her encounter with her ex-boyfriend, she discovered that the previously mentioned Facebook account had been deleted. She reportedly believes she knows her ex-boyfriend knew she would be on campus through this deleted profile. The victim was reportedly advised on how to get a temporary protective order against the offender. — Emily Schoone

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Three students report entering auto thefts A University of Georgia student reported an entering auto with thefts from the vehicle between Monday at 9 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 p.m., according to a UGA Police report. The victim reported the suspect “shattered the front driver’s side window, and took the in-dash radio.” The victim said the radio was worth $150, and nothing

else was stolen. A UGA student reported an entering auto with theft Tuesday between 7 and 11 a.m., according to a UGA Police report. The victim reported that someone “shattered the front driver side window and took a Samsung CD player.” The CD player was worth $200. A UGA student reported an entering

auto with thefts between Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to a UGA Police report. The victim reported that the front passenger window was broken and his Kenmore CD player, valued at $100, was stolen. — Kelly Whitmire

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Student-athlete charged with false report of crime A University of Georgia student was charged with falsely reporting a crime to UGA Police Friday at 2:45 p.m., according to a report. The offender, identified as Tyquantis Jameal Flournoy-Smith, 19, reported that a theft had occurred between Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 6:30 a.m. Flournoy-Smith reportedly told the officer that his textbooks had been stolen from his dorm room in Vandiver Hall. The textbooks’ value was reportedly $215. UGA Police Chief Jimmy

Williamson said that after investigation by the patrol officers, one of the bookstores was contacted. From talking with a bookstore, patrol officers determined that more investigation was needed. Detectives were brought onto the case and they determined that Flournoy-Smith had reported a false crime. A warrant was signed for Flournoy-Smith’s arrest on Friday. — Emily Schoone

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New UGA Center for Social Justice works toward ‘human rights across the globe’ BY BRAD MANNION @madbrannion The University of Georgia moved forward in promoting social equality with the establishment of a new Center for Social Justice, Human and Civil Rights. Headed by Obie Clayton, a Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies in the School of Social Work, the center has received full support from teachers and administration alike. “It was unanimously approved [in the School of Social Work],” Clayton said. “All along, President Adams and Provost Morehead have been supportive.” The idea of a Center for Social Justice and Civil Rights is not foreign to universities across the nation. “The field is growing,” Clayton said, “but a number of programs have been around for a while: Harvard, Georgetown, Stanford, The University of North Carolina, The University of Minnesota to name a few.” Clayton, having grown up during a time of great racial discrimination, said he was “born into” fighting for civil rights. “I’ve been in education for over 30 years,” Clayton said. “From an academic standpoint, I’ve been doing this since the ‘80s, but I’ve always been involved in either human or civil rights. I grew up in Mississippi doing the civil rights movement... and never got out of it.” According to the proposal

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“I think it our responsibility, frankly, to help the faculty and the administration be at least a half step MAJORS ADDED: MAJORS CUT: ahead of where the students want to be.” Interdisciplinary Biomedical SciReading Education (Ed. S.) Though all major ences (Ph.D.) Teaching Additional Languages (Ed. change and termination votes in recent Pharmaceutical Sciences (B.S.) S.) years have been Environmental Health Science Mathematics Education (M.Ed., approved by the coun(Ph.D.) Ed. S.) in Gwinnett, Henry County cil, the Classical Higher Education (M. Ed.) School districts Languages change was Epidemiology (Ph. D.) Early Childhood Education - Child debated. Rodney Mauricio, educational Veterinary and Biomedical Sciand Family Development (M.A.T.) affairs committee chair ences (Ph. D.) Environmental Health Science and genetics associate Biomanufacturing and Bioprocess(Ph.D.) professor, was the only ing Plant Protection and Pest Manage“nay” vote at University ment (M. P. P. P. M.) Council regarding the combination of the classical language majors. “I think it’s a really bad idea, with a college named after Benjamin Franklin, to get rid of a foundational major,” he said. “I know there are budgetary implications MAJORS ADDED: MAJORS CUT: and things we’re worried about, but I’m Research and Evaluation MethodEarly Childhood Education (Ph.D.) going to stand for keepologies (Ph.D.) Social Studies Education (Ph.D.) ing Greek and Latin, despite, I’m sure, overLinguistics (M.A. Non-Thesis opMiddle School Education (Ph.D.) whelming ‘yes’ votes.” tion) Social Foundations of Education Adams, however, said UGA has worked Narrative Media Writing (M.F.A.) (Ph.D.) to maintain a strong set Environmental Planning and Design Veterinary Pathology (M.S.) of core classes and (M.E.P.D. Non-Thesis Option Infectious Diseases (M.S.) focused major-level courses. Career and Technical Education The closing of the (B.S. Ed.) RLST major has come out of budget cuts the entire College of Education has faced. In recent years the the program here at rect faculty positions or Danielsville, said he college has terminated UGA, and this is their whatever? Yeah, but received the email five doctoral degrees, baby that they’re shutthat’s what you have to regarding the end of three Ed.S. degrees, ting down…The Dean do.” the RSLT major. two master’s degree of Education decided Though at least “They were put and one bachelor’s not to fill [Powell’s] sixteen degrees have into the situation due degree. According to a position, and so Cory been terminated, to lack of funds and previous Red & Black and Gwynn together another eleven new probably some departarticle, the RLST prodecided to close down degrees have been proment or majors within gram also deactivated the program because posed in departments the department comits master’s and PhD they were so concerned across campus. Adams bining,” Bruce said. “So degrees as a result of about the quality of said this shift is a comthe lack of low enrollments. education they were bination of a desire to funds is defi“We have presenting their stumeet the needs of stunitely one of the faced six years of dents with – and they dents while also devotreasons that personnel reduccouldn’t do that being ing UGA resources in a they chose to tions in the proso understaffed,” Bruce prudent way. make the decigram and we’ve said. “Then what you’re sion. But they been able to With goals to going to have to do to chose to make make do with increase the size and sustain growth, you’re the decision in that,” said prolight of all of stature of some progoing to have to do gram coordinator that – that they grams at UGA – includwhat we’ve done,” Corey Johnson. could no longer ing the medical, engiAdams said. “You’re MAURICIO “But with the cut offer the quality neering and marine scigoing to have to go to the graduate education that ences – Adams said raise a lot of outside program and they wish to some shifting of funds money, you’re going to without funding to serve.” is bound to occur. have to do some redisresource the upcoming Bruce said RLST “Ought there be tribution, like we’ve vacancy, we just professors have been over time some redistribeen, and you’ve got to couldn’t see a way to disappointed in the end bution of funds within hope that this recescontinue the program’s of the program, but the an institution? 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‘Twilight’ can’t corrupt classic lit


Univ. Union bungles concert ticket sale Rapper phenom Kendrick Lamar is coming to Athens March 7 for a concert in Tate Grand Hall. Tickets were sold at a bargain basement price to students. Yet some of Kendrick’s fans will not be in attendance when he takes the stage in a little more than two weeks, due to no fault of their own. Rather, many students will find themselves on the outside looking in because of the monumental failure of the University Union to sell tickets in an orderly manner. After the University Union sale almost succeeded in inciting public disorder in Tate, Tate Center Director Jan Barham claims Union will be “reviewing everything and making a decision to determine if this is the best [ticketing] system.” We’ll save Barham and University Union the trouble of a comprehensive review: what occurred last Thursday was not the “best” system, unless our standard of the superlative is different 180 degrees from their own. Of course, we’re not merely writing to criticize the mishandling of an event. Such things happen. In fact, a sellout occurred prior to the Ludacris concert in 2010, which should only underscore the need for change. And so, we offer a few suggestions for reform. First, we suggest that a separate ticket policy be created for “large” events, to distinguish them from small events where no reform may be needed. As part of this policy, students should be able to purchase at most two tickets, student or non-student. While these are suggestions for incremental reform, University Union should ultimately consider broader reform to take ticketing online. As it is, a brick-and-mortar ticket sale excludes students who want to attend concerts but cannot afford to spend four hours on a Thursday morning trudging through a queue — some students, it turns out, attend class at this institution. An online ticketing system would rectify this problem. It would dispose of tickets in a manner more fair and efficient than the current system. As last Thursday’s riotous sale evidenced, that would not be saying a lot. —Blake Seitz for the editorial board

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Paradise lost: For freshmen, spring break options severely limited


n January, I started hearing my classmates talk about saving their money and booking hotels for spring break. Nearly everyone I talked to said they wanted to go to Panama City Beach. PCB was the place to be. Personally, I felt a little out of the loop because I had not made any major spring break plans. A few short days after I heard the hoopla about Panama City, however, I realized I was not the only one who would be sitting at home in front of the TV. Apparently, a lot of my classmates were having trouble finding paradise. Some of them could not find a vacant hotel room. Others couldn’t get a hotel because they were too young. Then there were the ones who couldn’t even step foot in Florida because their parents didn’t approve of it. So much for freedom, right? I know some people who, like me, didn’t even make plans. “What else is there for me to do?” shrugged a freshman when I asked him if he was going home for the break. Young college students don’t have many choices when you think about it. We can’t reserve hotels on our own because we’re too young, and it’s not like our parents will reserve them because half of them don’t approve of us traveling with our friends anyway. So maybe staying home isn’t all that bad. The term is “spring break,” not “spring vacation,” so it’s not really mandatory that we

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travel. We could all use the time to sleep in and relax. OK, who am I kidding? I’m sure we all know we could use time off and time to ourselves, but there’s just something about knowing you’re an adult and exercising our college freedom. When we turned 18 and graduated from high school, I thought for sure we had the world at our disposal. We were legal! Legal to do what, though? We can’t even take trips on our own. How can we possibly overcome the battle with our parents and, of course, the law, both of which limit us from doing what we want. I never thought of spring break as a huge deal, but it really is a letdown to know that so many of us are still too young to have reasonable fun. —Jalynn Carter is a freshman from Atlanta majoring in journalism

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—Will Murdock is a senior from Arlington majoring in theater

‘Harlem Shake’ twitches to early grave


t’s the dance craze that’s sweeping the nation, but you won’t see it at any clubs or high school proms. If you see it anywhere other than YouTube, it is likely to be in a variety of unusual places. Keep your eyes peeled on public transit, basketball courts and the bottom of the UGA pool for a man in a mask starting off the Harlem Shake. The Shake is not a feat of skill or finesse, but rather a group of people in costumes seizing up and twitching in public to highly repetitive techno music. I didn’t realize how widespread the trend had become until two weeks ago, when friends from home started asking about the UGA men’s swimming Harlem Shake video. Yes, I go to UGA. No, I had nothing to do with the video. If I had been asked to contribute, I would have surely drowned. A warning sign that people had really hopped on the bandwagon

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occurred on an East-West bus one afternoon. As soon as the song came on, with no further instructions, one man began flailing wildly. Then, at the appropriate time, everyone else on the bus followed suit, with the exception of one middleaged couple who looked horrified at the outburst. But alas, just as quickly as the Harlem Shake fad rose to its peak of popularity, it began its descent back into oblivion. Now, unless your video is in such a unique location that no one can fathom how you pulled it off, you just look ridiculous. My Facebook newsfeed is now littered with painful clips of old high school

hat’s in a name?” Shakespeare wrote, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Ideally, the same would be said about book covers, but this is simply not true. While I understand the critique outlined by Kayla Quinton in her column regarding the “rebranding” of classic literature with covers that mimic the Twilight Saga, I fail to see anything wrong with the association. The argument that authors such as Shakespeare shouldn’t be associated with “popular dribble of the day” fails to acknowledge that at one time his writings were the popular drivel of the day. So what makes these Twilightinspired covers different from the equally generic artwork these stories have endured? Their covers are constantly reimagined in hopes of finding new readers. In my mind, if these new covers introduce even one of Twilight’s adolescent readership to the work of William, Jane, Charlotte, Emily or Anne, then they’ve done their job. And for those Twilight fans who set aside their new edition of Pride and Prejudice when they realized they won’t be getting any hot, glittering vampire action, well, at least they’ve opened themselves to a few pages of timeless writing.

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acquaintances flailing madly in an attempt to get a cheap laugh and a few “likes.” But I don’t “like” watching your small Catholic college’s club cricket team shake it in front of a camera. In fact, I quite dislike it. I hate to be the nagging voice reminding you that anything you put on the internet could come back to haunt you, but I guess I’ll have to be. The real risk is not that future employers may use the video as grounds not to hire you, but that it will be difficult to justify to your friends, family and children in just a few years’ time. Harlem Shake videos are well on their way into the archive of our embarrassing pasts, alongside seventh-grade yearbook photos and bowl haircuts. —Laura Thompson is a freshman from Houston majoring in pre-journalism

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No foul play on ‘Beyond Coal’ photograph Dear Editor: I must respond to the op-ed by Heather Hatzenbuhler alleging that someone in the university administration, implying my office, manipulated a photo so as to blur out the “Beyond Coal” buttons she and another student wore. The allegation is preposterous, self-serving and professionally insulting. It most certainly did not happen. Tom Jackson Vice President for Public Affairs

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OSCAR THE GROUCH: Oh, who cares about the Oscars? As far as we’re concerned, the entire fourhour affair is a shameless display of catty industry infighting and selfcongratulation. Some say the Oscars are a timeless tradition, but then again so is the Cooper’s Hill CheeseRolling Festival. Big whoop.

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The Red & Black | Friday, April 2 SPORTS Fear the decline: Are we basing important life decisions on bogus science?

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magine you’ve just read a study suggesting that a certain medical treatment greatly alleviates the effects of the flu. What brilliance! The human race need not suffer studies gradually report influenza ever again. By NICK PARKER less significant — or Initial replications conRed &the Black The firm even blatantly contrary results and yet, — results. as time rolls on, the Notwithstanding, “lovereported effects of the cording to a story in juice” continues to treatment become less market. return —the Trindon Red &and Black less significant. kickoffdominate Though these sceImagine now that return in the day, four men — said Holliday’s narios are ridiculously you’ve come across loss to LSU comes the to mind Georgia football hypothetical, actual another study that dimincouples — afterphenomenon Blair Walshofwas rs byclaims the victim — in which ishing positive results one or both partners employed to kick findings the ballis a accused of simple in scientific drink tea are on aververytoward real phenomenon. high and the sidery and ageterroristic twice as happy with gist of it is that relationships ts in their an incident in a as lines. The many unexpected couples who do not. results in science fail to strategy did not ab March 29.results ByThe NICK PARKER are sen- That FOOTBALL stand theNOTEBOOK test of time RedThe & Richt Black TheMark sational. study allow him to use the full ad coach — when these studies sparks a national sensaof his leg, buttheir was skedAccording to comment replicated, to a story tion of couples’ tea-in extentare kickoff return —significance Trindon The Reddidn’t & Black statistical drinking resorts; meansupposed to allow more day but know return the evenThursday, four men — said Holliday’s decreases, sointhat while, Twinings is outtime — less space to about the situation, loss toand LSUthe comes to mind to be Georgia football tually nascent competed by an upstart — after Blair Walsh was theoplayers by the victim — ry for is debunked. cover — Georgia’s covg that he had “not company marketing tea employed to kick the ball were accused of simple This phenomenon as “love-juice.” highteam and toward the sidebattery and terroristic to corral the had a chance to talk erage is known as the decline again lines. threatsBut in anonce incident in you a effect. ball carrier. yone about it.” find that subsequent That strategy did not taxi cab March 29.


Luben Raytchev

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If you don’t think it is a big deal, think again, because we are constantly bombarded by new, provocative discoveries. The disturbing fact is that not everything we hear is true. This means bogus scientific findingsSPORTS may be shaping how we live. The important question to ask is, Why does this happen? Why do results that initially prove so significantHAS fade away? SPRING One contributing SPRUNG factor is selective reporting of results. If Georgia will begin to you’ve ever done windundergraduate down spring practice,research, as the Bulldogs will you are “p<.05” holdfamiliar their lastwith scrimmage — season the upper limit of of the Saturday statistical significance. before the G-Day game


Georgia will begin to wind down spring practice, as the Bulldogs will hold their last scrimmage of the season Saturday before the G-Day game April 10. After Saturday’s scrimmage, the Bulldogs have only two practices before the new defensive scheme and quarterback play will be allowwith him to useof the fullbest April 10. After Saturcoach Mark Richt But one the hat’sHead the whole thing, extent of his leg, but was was asked to comment seen by fans.the day’s scrimmage, in the country now it’s speculation. supposed to allow morein Thursday but didn’t knowkickers Bulldogs have only two time — and less space to much about the situation, College life noBlair walk infans park for student athletes Walsh, exclaimed n’tsaying know anything G-Day kickoff is set cover — for Georgia’s covthat he had “not practices before the new to let the sophomore use re,really but had I’m aaware of chance to talk erage team to corral the defensive scheme and for 2 p.m. ball carrier. to anyone about it.”

For p-values under .05, the likelihood that a result is due to chance is so small that you can consider your results statistically significant. But researchers are aware of this, so their experimentation sometimes becomes a battle against a p-value rather than an objective venture. The pressure to prove a hypothesis right becomes huge. This can bias researchers from the

start. With all kinds of edly and immediately unknown variables, it believe any new sciencan be difficult to make tific claim. heads or tails of data — Otherwise, we may end up taking impotent in attempting to read flu meds and drinking the tea leaves, we are “love-juice,” instead of inclined to find results tea, years after their in favor of our beliefs as scientific support has long as they’re not too already been eroded. far a stretch. Ultimately, it’s near —Luben Raytchev impossible to maintain is a junior from complete objectivity — Marietta majoring in human nature underbiology and English mines our efforts. This means we search: Raytchev›› shouldn’t The wholeheartRed & Black | Friday, April 2, 2010 |


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I’m justused the Walsh said. “It’s appears totowill be get a thing of en report. from here Iwait-her lotguy,” of this. Wunderlich article— as directional kicking ing to see what is going to notathletes. a lot of schemes, a training top Betweennot time address theorunfair advantages past she under linewant to overlot icing, of old-school to be anew thing of training happen from here really. I theappears lot of “It’s this. aand in the room sees student athletes receiving at colthe past underWarren newstretching linedon’tat want topoint.” over- or “It’s a lotinvolved of old-school backers coach react and rolling out muscles football in our legesthis andatuniversities the backers coach Warren underreact this point.” across football involved in our and tendons, athletes easily spend country. Belin, who the cht did notdidknow kickoff coverage. I know Belin, whoisisleading leading the Richt not know kickoff coverage. I know minutes a five hours a day committed to their by about by20about 20for minutes for a “As not-too-out-of-shape outkickoff coverage team team this heawould try to kickoff [Belin] doesn’t like for me few reasons. One was the coverage this herwhether he would try to [Belin] doesn’t like for me sport. looking seem to be season. getsider to the bottomin, ofthere it to talk too much about few Thereasons. other wasOne was the Givenwhat this schedule, itexactly, is not the bottom it “It’s not like it was here internally or of wait to see season. more direct opportunities to student we’retoo doing to talk much aboutweather. that I wanted to make weather. Thesure other was to see why athletes feel a the past two years,hard direcwhat the police investigabut as much as Imay can tell athletes than there are for regular we had a high tempo prac“It’s not like it was here nally or wait to see what we’re doing exactly, little behind their peers when it tional-wise. It’s a lot more tion yields. you that’s about as good a wanted students,” Wunderlich said. tice andthat that Iwe are freshto make sure allgoing their of my I comes was fineto completing “I will be honest with hint you’re get. tell past twotalent. years, directhe police investigabutasas much astoIschool can Wunderlich notesthe theuse unfair for our next scrimmage. we had a high tempo pracdoing what they wanted you, I had it stuck in front work — even with the to tutoring. You’re going see a lot of advantages student athletes receive, Saturday will really be the It’saateam lot more ields. you that’s about as to good a tice me to do; I’m playof my face real quick righttional-wise. guys hustling, a lot of fast, It may not seem comparable and thatwewe are fresh last scrimmage where including academic tutors, athletic can talent. go alongIwith I’mhonest walkingwith on the field. stuff.” useer,ofI my wasit,” fine atfast willasbe free gear the moment, cometo get. hint as you’rebut going can do all the things gear and school supplies. our nextwescrimmage. a lot I really wasn’t aware of it,” Walsh said. “But it’s graduation the extra time us regular want tofor do schematically As a“So former athlete at the doing what they wanted had it stuck in Ifront You’re going to see a lot of more use of the talent and Richt said. don’t Bulldogs tough out the to dedicate to our pas-before presenting Saturdaythem will to really be the University, I have experienced bothabout it.students have I’m happy even know enough about it practice spring me to do; I’m a team playface real quick right guys hustling, a lot of fast, the public.” sions and ‘hottest’ schoolwork give of us a big sides of college life. I ran three years last scrimmage where we “I don’t feel like there’s at this minute to even so far leg up athletes who (Right) Sophomore er, Ia can it,”over student m walking on the field.well.” on the cross country team, andgo so along fast stuff.” restraint on me with anymore, answer that question all thesaid things we have to balance these facets of their kicker can BlairdoWalsh received the of free gear book butand — without Richt and his team Walsh said. “Butgiving it’sit’satoo lot y wasn’t aware it,”Nike with weathered a full practice and competi-he is happy much away still — lives difDirectional kickoffs to be the the mid-80s bag, the tutoring from athletic want to dothe schematically with tion schedule. more usecovofput theittalent and said. “So Iunder don’t ferent, I’ll that way.” scrapped Belinand even temperatures in the BullBulldogs tough out thedecision academic center the to scrap the before presenting them to I have10th learned from my Walsh, one of three What dogs’ practice of the eted student athlete class planner. directional kickoff I’m happy about it. knowThe enough about it ‘hottest’ practice of spring groans were frefinalists for the Lou Groza experience is that both lifestyles spring Thursday. the public.” I can tell you from first-hand scheme. (Above) Head quent and from fansthat Award last forced different But Richt practice kindscut of dedication. “I don’t feel likerequire there’s s minute tooften even so far experience, however, the gig is season, Richt said over Georgia’s strategy of 17 touchbacks lastFor season short so his players will athletes, the free perks and gear coach Mark (Right) Sophomore notquestion all free stuff and private tutoring. on me anymore, er that well.” directional kickoffs duringa restraint but is hoping for about 25 havewith fresh legs andexpectabe well- Thursday he will wait are balanced grueling Athletes who compete at the Division former special teams under Belin’s new kickoff rested for Georgia’s what comes BlairofWalsh said — without giving too Richt and hissecond team to see kicker tions of performance. For non-athI level a hugebut amount of time coach Joncommit Fabris’ tenure coverage scheme. letes, free scrimmage of the spring, the March 29 incident time is balanced with high much away still — it’s diftional kickoffs to be and energy to their sport. weathered the mid-80s he is happy with the leading Georgia’s kickoff “I know from what little scheduled for Saturday expectations for involvement, asinwell that accused four men While most students give coverage team. Imay know about football, I Sanford Stadium. in the Bullferent, I’ll put it that way.” ped under Belin temperatures — alledged Georgia as additional financial burdens. decision to scrap the athletes their long practice Message credit boards for lit up know we’re going down “Today was the hottest football players — of So to Renée from The Daily Illini: Walsh, one of three dogs’ 10th practice of the with fans voicing their disthere and trying to bust hours, little is known about the extra day by far,” Richt in a press let the athletes keepThursday. their free“We stuff, simpledirectional battery and kickoff gust as Georgia was helmets We’re conference hours on and off the field that go e groans were frefinalists forup.the Louliterally Groza spring Thursday. you, your column. all have torched by two-hour another big just trying to beat and the guy terroristic threats.(Above) Head shortened theWe practice beyond practices. scheme. talents andBut envying others will and often from fans Award season,our forced Richt cut practice Consider the swim team, last whose help us achieve our potential. coach Mark Richt said members wake of up every morning Georgia’s strategy 17 touchbacks lastnot season short so his players will before some non-athletes go to bed The Red & Black publishes daily during each semester according to the ionalUniversity during but- Friday is hoping for about 25—Kathleen have fresh legsisand be well- Thursday he will wait LaPorte a junior tokickoffs getschedule. in the forMonday morning pracAds pool may be placed 9 a.m. 5 p.m. in our from Decatur majoring in journalism office at 540 Baxter St. or callby 433-3011 and charge it tothen yourBelin’s MasterCard, VISA, tice, followed weights, classr special teams under new kickoff rested for Georgia’s second to see what comes of or American Express. 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HOURS: Limit on student hours will have ‘minimal negative effect’ ➤ From Page 1 “They just kind of said ‘it’s what the Board of Regents wants,’ so nobody really knows,” the source said. “Obviously, people higher up know, but they don’t want to tell us. There is still a lot that we are unsure of.” Some student employees were not even informed of the changes. “I haven’t heard anything about [new guidelines],” said Katey Black, a junior student

employee at the UGA Tate Student Center. “My boss has actually been asking us to pick up more hours.” Students in almost every major department of UGA’s labor force express doubt about the new limits. “The limit on hours is really going to hurt a lot of students who have bills and tuition to pay,” said Sarah Warren, a junior student employee at The Village Summit Dining Commons. “I know a lot of people are quitting

because they can’t afford to lose those hours. And the changes to summer employment are just ridiculous.” But these rules concerning hour limits and being enrolled in classes have been in place since 2004, according to the department of FLOYD Finance and Administration. Jeanne Fry, executive director of Food Services, said the new-

ly-established guidelines were the most beneficial course of action. “It will have minimal negative impact because the vast majority of our students work 20 hours or less,” Fry said. Fry said the “very, very few” students that do work more than 20 hours “will be graduating.” Therefore, the change will have a marginal effect, at most.

“We just picked the University classification that...covered the majority that was easy for us to track and monitor so we are in compliance, and that’s what we went with,” Fry said. Fry said she was not aware of health care laws which have been purported by some students as the reason for the guidelines. Michael Floyd, the associate vice president for auxiliary services at UGA, also said jobs were the main cause — not health care.

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“Food Services made this management decision in order to create more job opportunities for student employees in the division,” Floyd said. “The decision was not made in association with any new health care policies. Food Services currently has 450 students who have applied for a job and been added to a waiting list.” While the number of student employees increases, so does the cost of training new employees. “Students who worked more than 20 hours a week are typically the ones who have the most experience and know how to do everything,” Warren said. “Now they will have to hire and train a lot of new people, and it will take them longer to gain experience.” For food service employees, the time required for training employees is about two weeks. But for students working in campus transit — including the estimated 50 new student employees to be added in June — training requires a minimum of two months to learn routes and obtain a commercial driver’s license. Universities such as Vanderbilt and Baylor universities partially follow these guidelines, with students not being able to work more than 20 hours while enrolled in classes. But over the summer — when students are not enrolled — they may work free of this restriction. Whether or not this rule will change for Campus Transit, as it did for Food Services, is yet to be determined.

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ABROAD: Emphasis on student travel to Asia ➤ From Page 1

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SGA calls in the pros, student legal services now freely available BY KENDALL TRAMMELL @KendallTrammell When college students are in a sticky situation with the law, knowing what steps to take next can be troublesome. The Student Government Association has found a group of professionals, other than students’ parents, to guide students in legal matters — free of charge. SGA has created a student legal service for University of Georgia students, in which students can make an appointment by emailing, to get advice on criminal and civil issues. “It’s initial consultation with an attorney,” said SGA President Will Burgess, senior political science major from Woodstock. “Many different attorneys charge for consultation, but this students can get for free.” Burgess said that the service can include helping students hire an attorney or handle a case alone. He also said that students’ parents will not be notified, helping maintain students’ confidentiality. “It’s almost like a health center for the law,” said the SGA president. “A lot of people are out on their own for the first time and don’t know how to deal with contracts or if you get in a car crash. It’s definitely an essential part of students’ lives.” Burgess said he felt this service was necessary for UGA’s students. “When we were looking around, a lot of our peer-aspirational institutions have legal services for students,” Burgess said. “We felt like UGA should offer the same thing for their students.” Ava Toro, a freshman international business major from Fayetteville said this was an appealing service she could see herself using if necessary. “I think it’s a very useful service,” Toro said. “These attorneys know a lot about the law and would be able to give you information about things you don’t really know about as a student.” Richie Steinberg, a junior economics major from Marietta, is the SGA director of the Campus Life committee. Steinberg and his committee have been working on finding the attorneys to give free private consultation to students. “This is a project that my team and I have been working on since August 2012,” Steinberg said. “We originally approached most of the attorneys, however, we are now starting to receive requests from the offices of lawyers in Athens who are interested in participating in this program.” Steinberg said as of right now six attorneys are participating in the service and meet with students every Thursday and Friday in the Tate Student Center. Steinberg also said the program has served 15 students during the past month and said he looks to serve more as the year progresses. “A lot of them are UGA alumni and just want to be able to give back,” Steinberg said.

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community of Cortona in the years that’s developed since the property was purchased because we’re more of a fixture of that community now.” Kasee Laster, director of education abroad, said the residential properties held by UGA offered certain advantages to students going abroad, including affordability, stability, structure and scholarships. “On top of that, the residential centers are building up their endowment,” Laster said. “In addition to the scholarship money that our office gives out, that colleges and different units on campus gives out, the residential centers often have scholarship money of their own for students who want to apply for it.” To Adams, study abroad is an important experience to be a wellrounded person. “I was 21 before I took my first trip out of the country, and I’ve since lost track of how many times I’ve crossed what oceans,” Adams said. “But I really don’t believe you can be a wellread, well-educated world and person in the twenty-first century without having some pretty dramatic exposure to what’s going on.” The director of the program in Oxford, England, James McClung, said Adams’ fixture on study abroad ties into the overall goal to increase the institution’s prominence, in addition to his desire to better educate the students at UGA. “I think [Adams] recognized, like we all do, that the mission of the University of Georgia is to serve the population of the state of Georgia and help to raise the profile of the state,” he said. “And it’s not just a matter of raising the profile of the student within the state, or even within the U.S., that truly for a research institution, it needs to have an international profile. We need to think not just beyond the borders of the state of Georgia but beyond the borders of the U.S. to appreciate and understand what impact UGA can have on the world stage.” While 25 percent of UGA students study abroad, Laster said only 10 percent of students nationwide do so. “You’re automatically setting yourself apart in an interview or resume situation,” Laster said. Academic advantages in a student’s field of study, personal improvements through independence and workplace advantages through contacts were some of the positives Laster said come from study abroad. “Seeing things in the real world, and not just reading about it, is one of the things. That’s one of the bits of feedback we get from return students,” said Colleen

Larson, an education abroad advisor. “They’re able to test things out, they’re able to practice their communication skills – and not just in terms of language.” In regards to upcoming changes in study abroad, Kavita Pandit, associate provost of the office of international education, said OIE is working to integrate with departments around campus. “One of the things I’m excited about is that we’re beginning to work with different departments and colleges and to determine how we can integrate study abroad,” Pandit said. “So rather than study abroad being seen as an add-on… we’re really working with departments so that when the students in their major, study abroad is built-in. You’re thinking about study abroad alongside the major you’re in.” In his final State of the University address, Adams emphasized the importance of being more welcoming to Asian students. “Well, why is that? Look at what’s going on in China, look what’s going on in India, look at what’s going on in the growth of Southeast Asia…It’s where much of the world’s mass of people is,” Adams said, “but even more so, it’s where there are more people getting college degrees and developing engineering skills and where the economy of the world in many ways is being shaped.” Laster said students can participate in study abroad through scholarship programs for students who want to study abroad in Asia. “Right now, we have some generous funding from a foundation, and we have scholarship money for students who want to intern in Asia this summer or fall, and it does not have to be for credit. It is open to a wide variety of fields.” Kavita Pandit, associate provost for the office of international education, said students who look towards programs in Asia oftentimes look for more extended stays abroad, and UGA is working to expand partnerships in Asia. “Many of the students who choose to go to Asia are looking for longer-term emersion programs that will be an entire semester or longer so that they get the language and so forth,” Pandit said. “So we are really working hard to advise students and to build up partnerships there.” On a recent trip to Asia, Adams saw many UGA alumni involved in the international market. “[In] Singapore, the U.S. ambassador is a UGA alum,” Adams said. “You go to Hong Kong, and there’s a huge turnout of alumns…We’ve come a long way, so all of the students there [in Asia] has worked.”

STudy abroad, especially in Asia, gives students vital opportunities, President Adams said. DAMIEN SALAS/Staff With 16,000 or 17,000 Atlanta companies having international roots, many UGA graduates will work with a company embedded in “social mores and traditions that are different than ours,” Adams said. In addition to learning new languages, students also learn to communicate more effectively during study abroad, Larson said. “They’re also learning to communicate differently, even in English, to reach people in a different culture and for them to be understood, and for them to also understand their fellow classmates, their professors, maybe it’s a different academic system, a different work culture, all those sorts of things,” Larson said. “They’re


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able to see it, observe it, test things out and make mistakes.” Study abroad does not only give advantages to students looking into international careers, Larson said. “It’s not just ‘I went to study abroad and therefore that’s great for me,’” Larson said. “It’s that you bring skills to an employer and can demonstrate that you are successful in another career – that’s what employers want to hear about…Even if they don’t want to pursue and international career, they’re always going to be working interculturally within the United States.”


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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hit-and-run brings community together in victim’s fight for life By Elizabeth Howard @eliz_howard A visit to Athens for a friend’s birthday is supposed to be filled with laughter, hugs and reminiscing over the embarrassing choices made in the past year, but a visit for Emily Bowman, a 19-year-old student at Kennesaw State University from Woodstock, has left her fighting for her life. The accident Bowman was walking with a friend in the grass on the side of Oak Street Feb. 16 at 3:05 a.m. when a red Mazda pick-up truck ran off the road and hit her from behind. “She was struck in the back by the car and then thrown around 10 feet. At the site, you could see the spot where she landed. You could see where she was hit and the blood stain from where she was laying,” said high school friend, Connor

O’Sullivan, a sophomore pre-med major from Woodstock. Bowman was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center where she underwent brain surgery for severe head trauma suffered. A portion of her skull was removed to allow the brain to swell. She also broke her pelvis and hip, O’Sullivan said. #PrayforEmily Many efforts have begun to raise money to help Bowman and her family, and social media has played a vital role in spreading updates and hope about Bowman’s recovery. Two of Bowman’s friends, Martinez and Anna Lee Strickland, have created a Facebook page, “Bows for Bowman.” “The hashtag #PrayForEmily has been all over Facebook and Twitter. So many people care about Emily and are praying for her. People message ‘Bows

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police build a case. The truck was found abandoned in an apartment parking lot near Appleby Drive. Beer cans and a bottle of liquor were found in the truck, confirmed Lt. Don Eckert, commander of Athens-Clarke County Police traffic unit. The suspect hired an attorney, but the suspect and family refuse to cooperate with police. The attorney did give the opportunity for the suspect to surrender but the police denied the request because the investigation is still underway. “We are still investigating, and there is no warrant yet because there are still some things that we want to do,” Eckert said. “There will be an arrest but, evidentiary wise, there are some things that we want to tie up and finish our investigation before we do that.” The investigation could look into deleted contents from the suspect’s phone. “He apparently deleted his text and phone messages after the accident, but police said they should be able to recover those,” Bowman’s uncle, Neal Bowman said in an article for The Marietta Daily Journal. Family and friends want to see the suspect come to justice, but the timing of the arrest is uncertain, said Eckert. “The family is aware of where we are at in the investigation and understand what it is we are trying to accomplish,” Eckert said. Hope for recovery Bowman’s family and friends have flooded the hospital to show support and love for their friend. The day after the accident, the hospital

was filled with more than 30 friends from her high school. “I know if any of the 30 or so people there were in her situation, she would have been right there in the waiting room giving her support however she could,” said Chris Gowder, a high school friend. “It’s simply inspiring to see how much our community has supported Emily.” As of Feb. 26, Bowman is still comatose. But she is showing improvements, which has provided hope for family and friends. “She had a CT scan yesterday morning which had a slight improvement. There was less bleeding in the back of her head. Her pupils are still equal and responding to light,” said Tatiana Martinez, a University of Georgia student who has been friends with Bowman since the age of 4. “She did run a little fever today. She also had an MRI today which had good results. She had no neck fractures, so the doctors were able to remove her neck brace. Today was a really good day, and they have scheduled her tracheostomy and PEG tube surgeries for Monday.” Bowman has been making progress, and the drainage tube from her brain was removed Sunday, according to the Bows for Bowman Facebook page. “Even though Emily is making progress, there is still room for improvement, so don’t forget to keep praying. This is going to be a long road to recovery, but I know Emily will pull through. It’s all about the baby steps,” Martinez said.

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SGA mobile apps to arrive in April BY KENDALL TRAMMELL @KendallTrammell Finding information about the University of Georgia is about to become easier, as students wait on phase one of the UGA student mobile application. The UGA student mobile app, sponsored by the Student Government Association, is designed to be a central app for both Apple and Android smartphone users that will include information from different UGA organizations. Brittany Robertson, a senior graphics design and photojournalism major from St. Louis, is the SGA executive advisor and has overseen the mobile app project this year. Robertson said compared to UGAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peer-aspirational schools, UGA is catching up in the mobile technology department. â&#x20AC;&#x153;UGA doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have an overarching UGA mobile app like a lot of other schools do,â&#x20AC;? Robertson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to create one place for students to access on the go, on their mobile phones in order to do [a] various number of functions from being able to check to see how far a bus is from their stop to checking the capacity of a dining hall to seeing what athletic events are going on that night.â&#x20AC;? Robertson said there will be sev-

eral updates for the app after its initial release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The app is going to be coming out in phases, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be really looking for student feedback on what students are looking for in the appâ&#x20AC;? Robertson said. According to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;EITS Status and Activity Report for November 2012,â&#x20AC;? David Crouch, the director of web and mobile technology, has been working with SGA to make this mobile appâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progress a success. Robertson said that the credit should be given to EITS for assisting SGA in the mobile app project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Credit definitely needs to go to David Crouch,â&#x20AC;? Robertson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Without him we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been able to find funding. Crouch is the one allowing this app to get on the Android market and Apple store. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one who has been jumping through all of the legal hoops for us.â&#x20AC;? Crouch said the app is funded through student technology fees, based on an allocation granted in 2012. The app will be available on Apple products between April 15 and April 20. Android users will be able to use the app sometime before the end of June, Crouch said.

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Health fees cover doctor visits, not additional services BY MATTHEW SIMMONS The Red & Black

nesses and offers counseling and psychiatric help for students who seek it. Sabrina Billings, a freshman biochemistry and microbiology major from Buford, visited the health center Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. Billings said that she went to the UHC without an appointment because she had read that the health center’s Urgent Care clinic could be visited

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without prior notification. After arriving, Billings spoke with several nurses and eventually a doctor, who all reminded her that she needed to make an appointment next time before coming in because she had not come during Urgent Care hours — which last from 5 to 8 p.m. She came in during regular health center hours of 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Billings was also reminded that coming told that Urgent Care hours required a $36 co-pay. Billings said that she was confused as to why there was a payment required if students already had to make a semester fee for the UHC. Liz Rachun, the health communication coordinator at the UHC, said that the $191 health center fee which students pay each semester allows free access for students to see their clinician for no charge — but it does not pay for actual treatments, including medicine, lab tests and other services, for healthrelated issues. “You can see your doctor for no charge. The charges are for lab tests, x-rays and a million other things,"

The student fee for health services allows students free doctor visits at the health center. It does not cover additional medicine or lab tests. KRISTYN NUCCI/Staff Rachun said. “There’s also no co-pay for regular hours.” Rachun said that the student fee does not only cover free visits with doctors. It also helps support the costs of other charges that students may find are more expensive elsewhere. “It’s incredibly less expensive,” Rachun said. “Yes you do get charged, but you don’t get charged nearly what you would on the outside without insurance. The same goes for the

other clinics here.” Rachun said that although the health center is a non-profit organization, it would be unrealistic to believe that it would be able to operate properly and effectively without having some sort of fee, hence where the charges come in. As for the $36 copay for the Urgent Center, Rachun said that this is meant to compensate for the fact that a much smaller staff handles these hours at the health cen-

ter, and the co-pay is meant to compensate for the difficulty of operating with such a small crew during these hours. Even though the health center offers services after hours, students are encouraged to make an appointment during regular hours so they may see their doctor right away, and in the case of a serious emergency, to seek outside help at another hospital.

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New biosafety officer prizes experience from CDC BY JEANETTE KAZMIERCZAK @sciencekaz Patrick Stockton, the University of Georgia’s new biosafety officer and director of the Office of Biosafety, saw through several containment and public relations crises during his time in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “hot zone.” The $214 million Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory — or Building 18 — had several issues, spanning from 2008 to 2012, which involved Stockton in his capacity as a safety and occupational health manager. According to an article written by The USA Today’s Alison Young in July 2012, Stockton wrote to superiors several times about lapses in security involving expansion doors in Building 18 and that an individual without access or an escort was found in a research animal holding area. In 2008, the AJC reported that duct tape had been used on the edges of a door after a ventilation failure that caused concern that several CDC workers may have been exposed to Q fever — which results from exposure to animal fecal matter and causes high fevers and sometimes causes heart problems. Stockton reportedly called the duct tape an “enhancement” and said the duct tape could be removed without any harm or damage being done. “His involvement in those issues at the CDC certainly weren’t a negative, as far as the [selection] committee was concerned. We saw it as him doing his job,” said Christopher King, assistant vice president for research and senior director of biosafety. King stressed the importance of transparency in the biosafety field because of the “fortress mentality,” which he said is what causes people to think that someone must be hiding something from them. “We expect anybody in a role like that to do their due diligence and if they see a problem to say something about it and make sure it gets addressed — make sure that the situation gets risk assessed and if there’s a perceived problem then we need to be transparent about it and address it,” King said. “It seemed that that was what was being done. There seemed to be a problem and the problem was brought up to institutional authorities and they were transparent with their stakeholders about the issue.” Stockton said scientists and facility managers in research programs are dedicated to doing things right and that the situations at the CDC were handled as well as could be expected and were a good learning experience. “I think everyone handled that situation very appropriately. There may have been some miscommunication of how things were reported and what actually went on, but I think the overall management of how they managed that situation is important and it’s good to grow on,” Stockton said.

You danced to give our kids a chance Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals thanks all who participated in UGA Miracle Dance Marathon. This year, participants and organizations came together to raise $346,289 for patients of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, bringing the 18-year total to more than $3.4 million. Thanks for making miracles happen at Children’s.

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LABORATORY BIOSAFETY LEVEL CRITERIA The four biosafety levels protect lab users and the environment with an appropriate amount of protection based on biological risk. BSL-1 facilities and practices are required for work with “defined and characterized strains of viable microorganisms not known to consistently cause disease in healthy adult humans.” BSL-2 facilities and practices are required for work with “indigenous moderate-risk agents that are present in the community and associated with human disease of varying severity.” BSL-3 facilities and practices are required for work with “indigenous or exotic agents” with a potential for aerosol transmission, and which may cause serious and potentially lethal infection. BSL-4 facilities and practices are required for work with “dangerous and exotic agents that pose a high individual risk of life-threatening disease, which may be transmitted via the aerosol route and for which there is no available vaccine or therapy.” SOURCE: University of Georgia Office of Biosafety

“Facilities are mechanically based, you can always have problems with the facility, but it’s how you train the people to react and how those people are acting during that event that’s important and that’s where training comes in.” Stockton has worked on UGA’s Biosafety Community Liaison Committee for several years and received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from UGA in microbiology. He worked at the CDC for 21 years and said it was time to branch out and share what he’s learned with the next generation of undergraduate researchers. In his capacity as the biosafety officer and the director of the Office of Biosafety, Stockton will be responsible for making sure research done at UGA complies with state and federal mandates about biohazardous materials like infectious disease agents and recombinant DNA. King said there are two aspects to biosafety at UGA — service and compliance. “If somebody has a concern or they need help setting up their lab to do a certain type of research and they want to make sure they’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s and that it’s going to be safe — they’ll call biosafety and we’ll go over there and give them help,” King said. The compliance section falls to the Biosafety Committee, which is supported by the Office of Biosafety, and is made up of mostly faculty members and some outside members who review and approve research proposals that will involve some aspect of biosafety. Stockton will take over the position March 1 from interim director Manley Kiser, associate director of biosafety, who has held the position since May 2012 after previous director Maria Twedt resigned. Heather Kimsey, a junior psychology major from Dalton, said as a student in the community she thought it was “incredibly important” to be told what was going on in potential biosafety situations. “I think that as a member of the community you should always be aware of what’s going on around and that there really is no reason to hide it from the public,” Kimsey said. She said sometimes, like with the CDC, there may be a good reason to keep things from people, but not the majority of the time. Stockton said his time spent on the BCLC has given him insight on how UGA approaches biosafety, both on campus and in the community, and said he was dedicated to upholding those commitments. “Having the community involved is important,” Stockton said. “We will keep that transparency because everyone at UGA truthfully is committed to keeping a safe work environment and safe community for everyone around.”

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The final two candidates for dean of the Grady School of Journalism and Mass Communication arrived on the campus to discuss their plans for Grady.

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Charles Davis Even with a red and black pickup truck with a Georgia Bulldogs bumper sticker, Charles Davis made it around the University of Florida campus unscathed. Davis, who received his master's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia and a doctorate degree in mass communication from University of Florida, spent all of his childhood in Athens and returned Monday as the third of four finalists for the Grady dean position. Davis is a professor of journalism, as well as facilitator of the Media of the Future Initiative for Mizzou Advantage at the University of Missouri, where he stresses interdisciplinary teaching of journalism. As the dean, Davis said he would emphasize five aspects of the journalism school to create students who were more prepared for the field. His goal would be to have a faculty-lead dominance in graduate research, research-driven teaching and deeper resources. Collaboration would include strategic planning on the faculty side and also going to business to find out what they are really looking for in college graduates with journalism degrees. Davis also said he hopes to seize opportunities in health communication, sports, global communication and mobile advertising. Finally, Davis said he wants Grady to be more global. He said he has alliances abroad and would work towards shifting outside support to graduate and doctoral students, as well as study abroad. “He is full of energy. He is full of innovation. He is full of entrepreneurship,” said John F. Greenman, professor of journalism, and Carolyn McKenzie and Don E. Carter Chair for Excellence in Journalism at UGA, about Davis, “He is not at all shy about where he thinks this school must be, as he says, five short years from now.”



Derina Holtzhausen Derina Holtzhausen was the last of the finalists to speak, and she outlined her approach for Grady gaining acceptance into the Association of American Universities. “The path forward cannot solely be determined by the new dean,” Holtzhausen said. “It must be a collaborative effort. Preeminence is what we must achieve.” Holtzhausen also emphasized importance of technology and its influence on the journalistic world. “Technology is as important in our field as it is in the STEM fields,” Holtzhausen said. “We must allow our students to invent the future.” Advocating social justice and studying abroad were also key aspects of Holtzhausen’s speech. She emphasized the inclusion of each in the curriculum and the intention to establish more funding for international travel due to its importance in journalism and mass communication. A professor and director of the School of Media and Strategic Communications at Oklahoma State University, Holtzhausen is a native South African and recipient of the Pathfinder Award from the U.S. Institute of Public Relations for her original research agenda on postmodern public relations. “I have traveled widely in my life and America is the only country that would award a new citizen in this way,” Holtzhausen said. Sheila Allen, dean of UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, is chair of the search committee that was responsible for selecting the four finalists. “I hope the next [Grady] dean is someone who is interested in collaborating with deans from other departments to benefit students and faculty so that we have more interdisciplinary curriculums,” Allen said.


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‘Everything must go’: Vision Video closes doors after 26 years BY JACOB DEMMITT @Jdemmitt Vision Video employees spent Sunday afternoon tearing displays from the wall and selling what was left of the store’s movie collection, which after 26 years in business had reached about 65,000 titles. Today would be the store’s last. “I actually thought it would bring on quicker than it did,” owner Hank Seward said. “I think there’s a place for [video stores]. But whether or not they’ll survive is another issue.” The West Broad Street location was emptier than usual as some final customers picked through the empty shelves. “Everything must go” the sign read, and they meant it. New releases: $3.99, DVDs: $1.50, TV shows: $1, movie posters: make an offer. Even an end-table that used to sit by the door sold for $5. The only consolation: “Well, we lasted longer than Blockbuster,” Seward joked. Vision Video’s Barnett Shoals Road and Jefferson Road stores will stay open for now, but the same can’t be said for the location that started it all in 1987. It will be the company’s first casualty in an industry that has been limping along since the rise of Internet streaming sites such as Netflix. “When it opened most people didn’t even have computers, much less Internet,” Seward said with a hint of nostalgia in his voice. He remembers the days when the store felt like it had its own “club.” “There were always 50 people in here standing around talking, not even looking at movies,” manager Jeremy Long said. “It felt like you were at a bar, but nobody was drinking. For 10 years, I couldn’t go anywhere. I felt like I was the most famous person in town. ‘Oh my God, hey. I have late movies. Can you return my

One of the three Athens Vision Video locations closed Sunday afternoon, offering up new releases, DVDs, TV shows and even side tables for sale. The store’s Barnett Shoals Road and Jefferson Road locations will remain open. JACOB DEMMITT/Staff movies for me?’ It almost drove me underground.” When the industry started changing, Vision Video stayed afloat with its cult following and an indie vibe that found itself right at home in Athens. The store distinguished itself by carrying the usual new releases, but it also worked on filling in Netflix’s gaps with lesser-known titles including documentaries, foreign films and the clas-

sics. UGA students comprised most of the Broad Street location’s business, but Seward said that students were also the first to make the switch to online. “[The closing is] surprising because it’s a really good video store, but it’s unsurprising because everyone does Netflix now,” customer Dan Horgan said. “It’s sad but true, video

stores just can’t compete with that.” The remaining Vision Video stores have seen dips in sales, but Seward said it has been less severe since those locations rely less on young customers. “Hopefully these customers will go to another location and kind of help keep the vibe going,” he said.

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Dean of Students pied in Pie a Lambda fundraiser Chess club wins fifth

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BY HELENA JOSEPH @helena_josep Students got to pie a Lambda Phi Epsilon brother in the face for a few dollars Wednesday — and it was all for charity. Lambda Phi Epsilon hosted the Pie a Lambda charity event in front of the Tate Student Center as a part of the fraternity’s founders week. Kevin Moriles, the chapter president of Lambda Phi Epsilon, said all the money they receive from Pie a Lambda went to Relay for Life. Moriles was unaware of the total amount earned. “What’s interesting about this semester is that from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m, we’re having the Dean of Students Dr. Bill McDonald come out and be available to pie in the face,” said the junior biological science major from Jonesboro. “We’re also having the National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council adviser Travis Martin and the graduate assistant Ryan Carty to be pied as


In the spirit of raising funds for Relay For Life, Dean of Students Bill McDonald was pied in front of Tate Student Center Wednesday afternoon. DAVID BRISTOW/Staff well.” Moriles said the fraternity wanted to find an innovative way to raise money for Relay for Life and came up with Pie a Lambda. “We’re just trying to find a fun way to get people to come out and have a good time,” Moriles said. “We have condiments such as

mayonnaise and mustard which we charge an extra dollar for. People get very creative with those condiments.” Albert Hong, a sophomore microbiology major from Savannah, said the event is a good way for Lambda Phi Epsilon to get their name out there.

“We are part of the Multicultural Greek Council and not many people know who we are, so this is also a way to get people to know us and for us to get to know everyone else on campus,” Hong said.


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Five straight — checkmate. On Feb. 16, the University of Georgia Chess Club won the 2013 Georgia Open Collegiate Te a m Chess Championship at Emory University. The win marks the fifth straight year the club has won. “It makes me feel like I’m kind of part of a legacy of chess success for UGA, because, I mean, a half decade is a big accomplishment, I think,” UGA Chess Club P resident Adam Kostrinsky said. “And it means that we’ve out competed some other schools like Emory and Georgia Tech, which may be academically ranked higher than us, but we out competed them in chess which is a kind of an intellectual competition, so I kind of enjoy that part of it.” The championship featured 10 schools from across the state, and is recognized as Georgia’s collegiate state chess championship. In past years, out of state

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schools have also competed in the tournament, including Elon University and Clemson University. The tournament consisted of four-player teams, with optional substitute players. The UGA Chess Club played four matches against three teams from Emory and one from the University of North Georgia. “The setup of the tournament is a fourperson team from each school, ranked in terms of chess playing strength,” Kostrinsky said. ”And they play against the top four from other teams, and whoever has the most points, which is calculated by how many of those four that you win, whoever has the most total wins, wins the tournament.” Kostrinsky said the chess club prepared by meeting and playing at Tate Student Center on Tuesday nights and by playing games online. Team member Clay Nichol said he didn’t have as much time to prepare, since he found out about the team right before the championship. “A week ago I didn’t even know there was a chess team here at UGA,” Nichol said. “I just happened to see a couple of guys playing chess in Myers, and it’s been a hobby of mine for a while and I don’t often see people playing that often. So, I had to go over and introduce myself and I was able to get in a few games, and found out they were on the team and they had a spot open to compete in the tournament. I didn’t even know I was going to be there 12 hours before the event.” Other team members were Vinh Dong, Weilian Zhang and Xiao Cheng. “I have known Adam since we were about 11 or 12 years old. We have been playing chess together since then, and Adam asked me if I wanted to play for the championship,” Cheng said. “I started playing when I was about four years old. I kept playing until my senior year in high school, after that I took a long break… last year was the first time I played in this tournament.”

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“I grew up in the country and when your neighbors aren’t very close you find something you can do by yourself,” Landers said. “You can’t play baseball or football by yourself. You can’t pass and catch by yourself, but you can go out and shoot basketball.” Basketball was a great pastime for Landers, and a sport he said he fell in love with immediately. However, it was an idol in Landers’ family who sparked the 12-year-old’s fascination with coaching. Landers’ uncle, A.J. Wilson, was a successful high school basketball and football coach in Tennessee as well as a role model for the current Lady Dogs’ coach. “When you’re little, different things impress you,” Landers said. “For some that’s a fireman, a policeman or maybe a cowboy. For me it was my uncle. It was the success he had doing what he was doing that got me interested in coaching.”

he NFL Combine: the only place in the world where you can watch 300-pound men awkwardly sprint for 40 yards, as if their careers somehow depended on it. Draft analysts will eagerly declare some players winners and others losers in the post-Combine lull. You’ll read articles that tell you “wide receiver X ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, which naturally makes him far better at catching footballs than wide receiver Y, whose best time was a sluggish 4.39 seconds.” Ignore them. Pre-draft analysis has evolved into a silly spree of exaggeration in recent years. There will be no college football played between the months of January and April, yet every year there are writers that try to convince the general public that Geno Smith’s draft stock has somehow changed over that time span. Still, the Combine is worth talking about in part because there is no real equivalent in major American sports. Nowhere in baseball, basketball, soccer or hockey is there a televised collection of talent like what viewers saw in Indianapolis this past weekend. And sure, it is athletic performance in its most sterile form, not always the most exciting event. But it does carry a certain weight, if only because the event’s significance depends completely on the player being discussed. And for the former Bulldogs participating in the workouts, their performances could mean much more than we think. For some, like passrushing monster Jarvis Jones, the workouts would be mere formality, nothing more than reassurance for scouts and general managers that he is indeed the fantastic football player to which they should commit millions of dollars. That’s why Jones — arguably the top prospect in this year’s draft — didn’t even participate in the Combine drills. He had nothing to gain. He traveled to Indy solely to convince NFL teams that his spinal stenosis, a slight narrowing of the spine that often shortens the careers of pro football players, will not be an issue further on down the road.

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Georgia women’s basketball head coach Andy Landers earned his 900th career victory on Sunday, but he won’t take full credit for the achievement. Landers was introduced as head coach of the Georgia women’s basketball team on April 24, 1979. At 26 years old, Landers had known for many years that a coaching career in basketball was his destiny. Landers said he chose basketball because it was the only sport he could play by himself as a

Spanish star Garcia starts strong BY LUKE DIXON @LukeCODixon Silvia Garcia has been nearly untouchable since arriving in Athens this semester. The freshman is undefeated in doubles play at 9-0 and has dropped one of her 10 singles matches in her collegiate career thus far. “Besides the fact that she’s kind of unstoppable,” Georgia head coach Jeff Wallace said when asked what he thought about Garcia’s play in her first semester, “just a lot of good things. She comes into practice, she works hard. She’s determined. She wants to play good tennis every day whether it’s practice matches.” Garcia’s love of tennis is seen on a daily basis, according to Wallace. Occasionally she gets so intense during practice that she’s told to wind it down a bit. “Sometimes she’s so into it that she actually gets to the point where she gets frustrated with herself,” Wallace said. “We’re working a little bit on that and keeping it

about tennis because she’s really talented and is a really, really good player.” The emotion Garcia shows is one of her favorite parts about tennis. “I really enjoy the matches and the feeling and emotion you have when you’re playing and how you feel when you win a point,” Garcia said. “Getting better every day is the thing I enjoy the most.” Garcia began playing tennis in her native Madrid with the Madrid Tennis Federation since her parents wanted her to play a sport. “When I started, I was getting [better] each year so that’s why I’ve kept playing,” Garcia said. In the junior ranks, Garcia’s career is highlighted by two wins in her native Spain’s under-14 and under-16 Spanish Championships. Her favorite pre-collegiate tennis memory came on an even bigger stage, when she won the under-16 European Championship in an upset during July 2009. See GARCIA, Page 17

Since arriving to Athens, Silvia Garcia is undefeated in doubles and has lost one singles match. EVAN STICHLER/Staff

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UGA hopefuls make pro debuts BY TAYLOR DENMAN The Red & Black Eleven former Bulldogs were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine this year. Perhaps the most impressive former

Bulldog at the combine this year was Cornelius Washington. The 6-foot4, 250-pound outside linebacker/defensive end put up 36 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press — the most of any linebacker this

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year and fourth most of any other player. Washington also recorded an impressive 4.55 second 40-yard dash, a 39-inch vertical leap and a 128-inch long jump. This year’s fastest 40-yard dash of any former Bulldog came from cornerback Sanders Commings with a time of 4.41. Commings tied for 14th overall. He also lifted 225 pounds 25 times, ranking third amongst defensive backs. John Jenkins, who many project to be a first round pick, and Abry Jones both lifted an impressive 30 reps at the bench press which tied them for fifth out of defensive linemen. Ex-Bulldog safety Shawn Williams recorded a 4.46 40-yard dash and 25 reps at the bench press. Wide receiver Tavarres King also posted a 4.47 40-yard dash and 4.33 20-yard shuttle run. Jarvis Jones elected not to participate in the combine workouts and will instead showcase his skills on his Pro Day in Athens this March. Marlon Brown

Cornerback Sanders Commings showcased his versatility, running the 40-yard dash in 4.41 seconds and lifting 225 pounds 25 times. C.B. SCHMELTER/Staff also did not workout due to the knee injury he suffered last season. Alex Wood makes Braves’ spring training debut Former Georgia pitcher Alex Wood made his spring training debut with the Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees in Orlando last weekend. The lefty, who the Braves drafted 85th overall in last year’s draft, threw one inning of scoreless baseball, facing three batters. Ex-Bulldogs’ short-

stop and White Sox second baseman, Gordon Beckham, went 1-for-2 in his first spring training game of the year on Saturday with an RBI double. Beckham is batting .250 in two games with four at-bats thus far. Former Bulldog Mitchell Boggs decided to represent the USA in this year's World Baseball Classic. Watson competes in Accenture Match Play Championship Former Georgia golfer, Bubba Watson, was a two seed in the

Accenture Match Play Championship, but Australian Jason Day bounced the Masters Champion in the third round at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. last Saturday. Watson won two matches earlier in the week. He beat Chris Wood by a score of 2-and-1 last Wednesday and went four extra holes with Jim Furyk before finishing 1-up to win last Friday.

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This is an important moment for Jones. While a team will no doubt draft him in the first round, his number could be called anywhere from a top-five pick to a top-25 pick. Based on last year’s rookie deals, that is more than $6 million in guaranteed money Jones could stand to lose if teams don’t like the results of his medical exam. And Jones is not alone in forgoing the workouts, either. This is a growing trend: players will elect to skip certain drills as they see fit. Big bad John Jenkins — thank the Lord — did not run the 40-yard dash this weekend. And as funny as it would be to watch the 358pound nose tackle try to sprint, it is probably in his best interest (and the interest of everyone in a one-mile radius) to not run the 40. For others, like junior linebacker Alec Ogletree, the Combine is an attempt to remind teams of their natural assets as football players: strength, speed and punishing tackling ability. With a strong on-field performance, Ogletree could also help teams forget about some off-field miscues, including suspensions for alleged failed drug tests and, just like Orson Charles before him, a DUI offense. Ogletree could suffer. But a decent showing at the Combine — a 4.70-second 40 time and 20 bench press reps — along with a fantastic junior season with the Bulldogs should keep him in the first round. The personal interviews teams likely conducted with the Georgia linebacker will also make a big difference. But if Ogletree helped his draft stock this weekend, then Cornelius Washington just boosted his through the roof. The hybrid linebacker had a disappointing senior season for the Bulldogs after showing tons of promise as a junior in Todd Grantham’s system. But Washington showed that he has the physical tools and potential that any team would want, officially running the 40-yard dash in a blistering 4.55 seconds and performing 36 bench press reps. Washington is the sort of mid-caliber player who stands to gain some money after a good Combine performance, and he probably earned

Linebacker Cornelius Washington (right) ran an impressive 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. FILE/Staff himself a much better rookie contract with his eye-opening performance in Indy. Originally projected to be undrafted by some, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say Washington could now go as early as the fourth or fifth-round. At the very least, he will certainly be drafted. The main point to take away from Combine weekend, however, is that none of these performances will essentially change how teams view players. Scouts and general managers repeat it every year: the combine is a supplement, not a substitute, to a player’s tape. Jones didn’t participate in the drills, but he is still the best pass-rushing linebacker out there. Washington excelled at the drills, but that doesn’t erase a season’s worth of tape in which he performed below expecta-

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tions. And Ogletree, well what can we say? He’s a mess, but he is still the same football player he was two months ago, drunken driving offenses notwithstanding. Any team that lets a player of his talent fall outside of the first round is foolish. The NFL Draft is still over two months away, and there’s a lot that could happen between now and then. But rest assured: Draft day will be littered with ex-Bulldogs set to fulfill their dreams of playing in the NFL. —Alec Shirkey is a finance and English double-major from Dunwoody.

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Kwanza Johnson (right) earned a law degree from Tulsa, and worked as a graduate assistant in the process. TAYLOR CRAIG SUTTON/Staff

Georgia assistant Kwanza Johnson is no ordinary coach BY YOUSEF BAIG @YousefBaig It’s rare to walk into a college basketball coach’s office and find a law degree hanging on the wall. If you were to step into Georgia assistant coach Kwanza Johnson’s office, you would find one from the University of Tulsa staring right at you. He realized that he wanted to be a basketball coach when his playing days had ended while he was working behind the scenes of the Golden Hurricanes’ program. “When I was in law school I became a grad assistant at Tulsa, and I just enjoyed doing it,” Johnson said. “Working with the guys, and just kind of seeing it from the other side I just kind of decided that was the path I wanted to take. It’s a joy to see young men grow as they come in as 18-year-olds and leave as 22-year-olds. It’s great to see how guys mature and grow into young men.” The Oklahoma City, Okla. native began playing college basketball at Rose State College, and found some success at the junior college level. He played the forward position, and was named junior college Region II Player of the Year in 1993 before taking his talents to Tulsa the next season. Johnson played for coach Tubby Smith — who coached the Bulldogs from 1995-97 — and was part of two of the most successful seasons in Golden Hurricanes’ history. The team made back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, and as a senior, Johnson was dubbed team captain and was named to the

Missouri Valley Conference Alldefensive team. Some of his learned traits as a player have stuck with him, and have become part of his coaching philosophy. “My main thing back then was just hard work,” Johnson said, “hard work and dedication and putting time in. A lot of good things can happen, and you can win a lot of ball games by just outworking the other team. We focus on that a lot and have tried to develop our personality that way, and we’re a pretty hardworking team.” His relationship with Georgia head coach Mark Fox began in 2006 with the Nevada Wolf Pack. In his first year beside Fox, the Wolf Pack went 29-5 and were ranked as high as No. 10 by the Associated Press. They came as a package deal to the Bulldogs in 2009, and have had to carry the burden of bringing Georgia basketball to a level of prominence. Much of the recent improvement can be attributed to the varied teaching that comes from the Bulldogs’ coaching staff. Johnson draws from his experience in the post, and has developed talents such as Nick Fazekas or Javale McGee who now plays center for the Denver Nuggets. When it comes time to practice, Georgia’s assistant coach can be heard over every other voice in the facility. “Coach Johnson is more like the enforcer,” guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope said. “He has a deep voice, and once he gets to talking, everybody pays attention.”

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With spring practices beginning on Saturday, head coach Mark Richt has certain areas of emphasis that he wants to focus on. “I want to see competition,” Richt said. “I want to see competition at everybody’s position, I want everybody to kind of prove that they can play for Georgia and that they deserve to start or they deserve to have playing time. I also want to see competition [with the] offense versus defense. Every drill we run against each other, I want a winner and a loser and I want to see guys want to win.” He is also looking for for the new leaders to emerge like they did last season. “We’ve got to continue to build our team concept because that’s just such a crucial part of winning,” he said. “As much as we’re going to compete against each other and get after each other, when practice is over, we’re on the same team. We’ve got to understand that. As a part of some of that building of the team concept, we’ll find our leaders, and I want our players to take ownership like last year’s group did.”

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➤ From Page 13 Georgia’s 73-54 victory at Ole Miss on Sunday marked the 900th career victory for Landers. While Landers is proud of the career achievement, he said a milestone such as this couldn’t be reached without administrative support. “I think [900 wins] means the University of Georgia has been consistent in a lot of ways for a long time. You can’t do what we’ve done here without the support of your administration,” Landers said. “Because of that we’ve been able to go out and get the people we need to be successful. At the end of the day, that’s the bottom line. We’ve had enough players to win 900 games.” Landers has coached a number of players who went on to have professional careers. Some of those players even earned spots on various U.S. Olympic teams. Senior forward Jasmine Hassell said Landers’ goal is to help his players achieve their dreams. “[Landers] changes girls’ lives. He helps get them to their dreams,” Hassell said. “Playing for him is a dream. He will always be one of the greatest coaches in the nation and a great coach

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Offense working through spring injuries at key positions One half of Georgia’s tailback duo — Keith Marshall — has been sidelined with a hamstring injury he suffered from running track. “He pulled his hamstring playing football last spring and missed nine practices and still did pretty good in the fall,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “So I don’t get too beat up about it as long as he’ll be ready to go in the fall.” Bobo said early enrollee J.J. Green — who’s listed at receiver — could enter into a scat back role to help alleviate some of the pressure off Todd Gurley and the

situation here in spring ball. We like to compete in practice, but we can’t let our competitive juices get too much where we want to win every drill and wear Todd Gurley out at the same time so we’ve got to be smart about it as coaches.”

Andy Landers, who began his career at Roane State, has a relationship with players that goes beyond basketball. EVAN STICHLER/Staff here.” As far as Landers’ career milestone of 900 wins, Hassell said it was only a matter of time before his team helped him reach that level. “900 wins is a huge number,” Hassell said. “That means you motivate a bunch of people for one goal, to win. That’s what coach is. He’s a motivator, he’s a pusher, he’s determined and he’s a humble coach at that. That’s all you can ask for from a great coach.” Senior forward Anne Marie Armstrong agreed Landers is far more humble about his achievement than he leads on to be. Armstrong also revealed that Landers isn’t always as intense as he appears on the sidelines. “A lot of people see how intense Coach Landers is on the court, but he’s a lot different off the court than he is on it,” Armstrong said. “He’s humble, he’s easy going and he’s funny.

He has a great sense of humor.” Armstrong didn’t necessarily have that same opinion of Landers when she first started playing for Georgia as a freshman. However, Armstrong said she eventually learned to listen to the words in Landers’ messages rather than the tone with which he spoke. “I’ve learned not to necessarily listen to how the message is being delivered to you, but what is being said,” Armstrong said. “I kind of learned my freshman year just to listen to what he is saying because he can be pretty intense on the court.” It’s Landers’ lessons about selfless play Armstrong said she will benefit from the most. “He taught me to put others first in general and be humble,” Armstrong said. “He’s done a lot and been really successful, but it’s never been about him.”

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Gym Dogs travel to No. 5 LSU BY ELIZABETH GRIMSLEY @AllFlippedOut

Sarah Persinger and the Gym Dogs moved to No. 7 in the latest poll, averaging a 196.595 using the RQS ranking system. EVAN STICHLER/Staff

Gymnasts rank No. 7 in first RQS poll BY ELIZABETH GRIMSLEY @AllFlippedOut The Georgia gymnastics team moved up one spot to No. 7 in the latest GymInfo rankings after the shift to the regional qualifying system. Over the weekend, the Gym Dogs posted their highest road score of the season, which allowed them to drop their low 195.825 they received at Kentucky. The Gym Dogs RQS stands at 196.595. To calculate RQS, first take the top-three away scores. Then take the next three highest scores — home or away. Finally, drop the highest score of the six and average the remaining five.

With the change from averaging scores to RQS, Oklahoma took the top spot in the nation after their huge 198.375 against UCLA. Oklahoma boasts an RQS of 197.410 followed by Florida (197.280), Michigan (196.975), Alabama (196.810) and LSU (196.770). UCLA, Utah, Oregon State, and Nebraska round out the top 10. Georgia dropped one spot to No. 4 on vault with an RQS of 49.335 but remained at No. 2 on the uneven bars with an RQS of 49.385. The team also moved up to No. 10 on both beam and floor.

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For the second week in a row the No. 7 Georgia gymnastics team will be on the road for its weekly competition, when it faces off with No. 5 LSU. This season, the Gym Dogs have been fairly consistent away from Athens, posting plus-196 team scores in three of their four road meets. “When we’re in Stegeman and have that sold out crowd, it’s a lot of fun to compete in that environment, but SECs, regionals, and nationals are all on the road,” Georgia head coach Danna Durante said. “So it’s good to be able to compete well away too.” Last Saturday’s trip to Missouri tested the Gym Dogs' ability to respond to an environment that few Georgia faithful were willing to travel to. “It was a good test for us,” Durante said. “That’s what we’ll face when we’re on the road, and we’ll get to see that again this weekend at LSU. It strengthens our resolve to be in our Bulldog bubble and to be focused on what’s important, which is the gymnastics that we’re doing.” Getting the job done while at LSU means striving to hit the 197 mark on the road for the first time this season. “We had a really good road score [at Missouri], but our goal was a 197 and we didn’t make that,” Davis said. “This week we’re trying to bump up our RQS, so to do that we want to get a good road score to knock out some of those others ones.”

Cat Hires and the Georgia gymnastics team are headed to Baton Rouge on Friday. EVAN STICHLER/Staff Tanella said that the 197 is a good goal to have, but the Gym Dogs want to focus more on the process. “We’ve really been trying to orient our goals towards more process goals and not outcome goals,” Tanella said. “So I think instead of just shooting for the outcome of a 197, we’re going to back it up a little bit and break it down into more process goals, which are more easily attained and more controllable.” In order to do that, Durante said the team had to voice some of the issues that they

have been having over the past few weeks. “Some were feeling particularly responsible for particular things that they needed to let go,” Durante said. “You’re not responsible for all six routines, you’re responsible for one.” Tanella said they’re “really working on conquering a monster that [they] can’t put a finger on.” “It’s kind of like, ‘Where is this coming from?” Tanella said.

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Student appears on ESPNU’s ‘The Schwab’ BY JUSTIN HUBBARD @JHubb93 From 2004 to 2006, ESPN aired original episodes of “Stump the Schwab,” which featured the company’s first fact researcher, Howie Schwab, competing against contestants from around the country. Last August, ESPN debuted its first late night entertainment program, called UNITE, on the ESPNU channel. This program is designed to appeal to the college students in the country, so producers wanted to find an interesting piece to add to the show. “I was asked to help with UNITE and there were a few of us there coming up with a few ideas,” Schwab said. “Someone proposed we bring back the same overall concept, but change it up a little bit.” Schwab is just a co-host this time, along with Reese Waters. When asked why the format had changed, Schwab stated he thought it would be more fun. ESPN has reached out to multi-

ple sports information departments around the country, searching for contestants. The Red & Black happened to be one of them, and Austin Vaughn answered, agreeing to participate. Vaughn, a men’s tennis beat writer for the Red & Black, was interviewed by members of the ESPN staff. “I had to take a quiz that covered a variety of topics and I scored five out of seven,” Vaughn said. “They told me that I would be competing on the show, and that they would call me back through Skype.” Vaughn got that call on Feb. 12, and he competed on the show against representatives from Auburn and Ole Miss, as the Southeastern Conference was selected to be featured on the debut edition. “I was told we would start in about 30 minutes and I told them I would just stay connected to Skype and wait,” Vaughn said. “For nearly that entire time, all I heard was the ESPN music. That’s when it hit me — I’m on ESPN!”

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Club tennis earns bid to nationals BY PRESTON SMITH @prestonsmithjr

The Georgia women's swim and dive team won its fourth-consecutive SEC title in Texas last weekend. The men's team finished third. EVAN STICHLER/Staff

Women’s swim team wins fourth-straight SEC title BY CODY PACE @CodyPace Redshirt senior Allison Schmitt is the only member of the Georgia women’s swimming and diving team that knows what it feels like to lose a Southeastern Conference Championship. With a victory in College Station, Texas on Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs secured their fourth-consecutive SEC title and 10th in school history. “I think it’s just a huge accomplishment and not many people can say that they’ve done that,” senior Kelsey Gaid said. The four-meet streak isn’t even the longest for the Lady Bulldogs, however, who won five-consecutive titles from 1997 to 2001. The Lady Bulldogs have the satisfaction this year’s senior class can have in never losing an SEC Championship. “I’ve been here from the beginning, so I know what it was like the first time, and to help the team along in every way to do it again,” Gaid said. However, outside of this, the team did not really concern itself with the streak. Assistant coach Stefanie Williams, a former swimmer who is in her first year as a coach, didn’t even know about the streak before the meet. “I hadn’t realized we had won the previous three years when I was talking to Kelsey Gaid during the competition,” Williams said. “It’s definitely remarkable to be winners the last four years.” Even swimmers like Gaid who were cognizant of the streak did not let it creep into their minds once the competition had started. “I don’t think we thought about it as a streak,” Gaid said. “I know myself and one of the other seniors who has also been here every year, we said

from the beginning that we couldn’t go out without winning our last SEC Championship.” This turned out to be helpful in allowing the Lady Bulldogs to stay level-headed, especially after they trailed Tennessee after the first day of competition despite winning two gold medals. “We knew the meet would be really long and drawn out,” Gaid said. “We knew there [were] certain things that we had to do each day to get the points that we needed to win.” The truly remarkable thing about the streak is who the women have beaten over the past four years, including four top-10 teams going into last week. “The SEC is such a competitive conference,” Williams said, “with A&M, with Auburn, with Tennessee, there’s a lot of great schools [and] it’s kind of like a mini NCAAs.” This, along with the number of times the Lady Bulldogs have managed to beat these teams, has caught the attention of some of the men’s swim team like senior Brett Roberson, who has witnessed all four SEC titles. “That’s impressive,” Roberson said. “There [are] few streaks that I’ve ever seen in swimming that have gone that long. They’re obviously one of the best teams in the country, and it’s a privilege to be able to train with them every day.” Regardless, the Lady Bulldogs have not put the stock of their season’s success into a NCAA title, or even the SEC Championship. “I think there are so many parts to the season,” Gaid said. “The goal at the end is to win the championship, but even if we don’t win, it’s still a successful season and we’ll be happy with it.”

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The Georgia club tennis team recently earned a bid to the USTA Tennis On Campus National Championship held in Surprise, Ariz. on April 11-13. The team beat out North Carolina for fifth place over the weekend at the 2013 USTA Tennis On Campus S o u t h e r n Championships to receive the consolation bid to nationals. The Southern sectionals were held in Auburn, Ala. The club squad will travel to nationals for the first time since the spring of 2010, in hopes of bringing home a title. Georgia will be facing a field of 64 club teams from across the country at the Surprise Tennis and Raquet Center. Four men and four women will make the trip, although specifically who hasn’t been determined. “I’m looking forward to winning at nationals,” freshman Tyler Kallgren said. “We are going to have a stronger team definitely because some kids that couldn’t go to Southerns this weekend are already confirmed to go to nationals, so we should have a pretty stacked team.” Georgia’s club team has been improving across the board since the arrival of current team captain Scott Slezak, a junior singles and doubles player. “Attendance has almost tripled,” Slezak said. “The last two years we have had 8-10 people at practice on a normal day, and now we have anywhere from 24 to 30 when the weather is nice, so we have definitely been expanding. My freshman year we only played two tournaments and two home matches for fun and sophomore year it was three tournaments and two home matches. This year we will have had seven tournaments, five home matches, and we have actually played two division two varsity schools as well.” While the club tennis team does not provide scholarships, Georgia has produced some strong competi-

GARCIA: ‘Happiest moment’ vs. Texas ➤ From Page 13 “The best one was the European Championship because I went to the tournament as a normal play not as the top seed or anything and I won it,” Garcia said. “I was really excited. It was my big win in juniors and I was really happy.” Being Spanish, it’s no surprise that Garcia’s favorite pro player is Rafael Nadal. “I really admire him on the court and the way he fights every point,” she said. “He’s always out there even when he’s injured.” Garcia’s first trip to the United States wasn’t to visit Athens. Her official visit to the university was her third trip to the States. Then 14 years old, Garcia competed in the Nike Junior International Masters’ Tournament in Miami. Garcia made it to the second round of the tournament. Her second trip



to the United States was to compete in the under-16 division of the Orange Bowl tournament. Garcia made it to the semifinals of the competition. “I went to Miami and I loved it,” Garcia said. When Garcia knew she would be playing collegiately, she worked with an agency that helps international student-athletes fulfill all of the necessary requirements prior to enrollment at a college or university in the United States. It was a Georgia alumnus working with Garcia, who suggested that she should take a visit to Athens. “The director of the agency, Gonzalo Corrales, came [to Georgia] to play tennis,” Garcia said. “He really told me, ‘you have to go [to Georgia]. It’s amazing. It’s really a big college. The tennis level is so high.’ Then I came on my visit and all the people played really well.”

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tion. The club team faced two Division-II teams this year (Young Harris and Newberry), and while the squad lost both matches, it was plenty competitive at less than full strength. This fall the team plans to face Young Harris and Newberry

again to help improve. The Bulldogs will look to improve upon its 2010 nationals berth, when it went 3-2 but lost a heartbreaker 23-22 to Michigan to finish in second in its pool.

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Schedule Opponent Date Time Young Harris EX 11/02 86-52 W Jacksonville 11/09 68-62 W Youngstown State 11/12 68-56 L Southern Miss 11/15 62-60 L Indiana 11/19 66-53 L UCLA 11/20 60-56 L East Tenn. St. 11/23 54-38 W @South Florida 11/30 64-53 L @Georgia Tech 12/04 60-50 L Iona 12/15 81-78 L Mercer 12/18 58-49 W Southern Cal 12/22 64-56 W Florida A&M 12/29 82-73 W George Washington 1/04 52-41 W @ Florida 1/09 77-44 L Miss. St. 1/12 72-61 L @Missouri 1/16 79-62 L LSU 1/19 67-58 W Florida 1/23 64-47 L @Texas A&M 1/26 59-52 W Auburn 1/30 57-49 W @South Carolina 2/02 67-56 W @ Tennessee 2/06 68-62 W Texas A&M 2/09 52-46 W Alabama 2/12 52-45 L @ Ole Miss 2/16 84-74 L @ Arkansas 2/21 62-60 L South Carolina 2/23 62-54 W @ Vanderbilt 2/27 9 p.m. Tennessee 3/02 1:45 p.m. Kentucky 3/07 7 p.m. @ Alabama 3/09 4 p.m.

Chelsea Davis Schedule Opponent Date Results Oklahoma 1/5 L @Arkansas 1/11 W Auburn 1/18 W Stanford 1/21 W Metroplex Challenge1/26 (featuring LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Washington in Ft. Worth, Texas) 4th Alabama 2/2 W @Kentucky 2/8 T Florida 2/16 L @ Missouri 2/22 W @LSU 3/1 8 p.m. Utah 3/9 6 p.m. @N.C. State 3/17 1 p.m.

Gym Dogs vs. Missouri Team Results 1. Georgia – 196.825 (Vault – 49.15, Bars – 49.4, Beam – 49.15, Floor – 49.125) 2. Missouri – 194.550 (Vault – 48.875, Bars – 48.7, Beam – 48.15, Floor – 48.8) Top Individual Performers Vault: Brandie Jay (9.9) Bars: Chelsea Davis (9.95) Beam: Shayla Worley (9.95) Floor: Noel Couch (9.925)

Sophomore Nelson Ward is batting .353 from second base, leading the Bulldogs in hitting despite their inauspicious 2-6 start to the regular season. EVAN STICHLER/Staff

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Shaunae Miller Schedule INDOOR SEASON 01/19 Auburn Invitational Birmingham, Ala. 10 a.m. 01/25 Razorback Invitational Fayetteville, Ark. 2 p.m. 01/26 Razorback Invitational Fayetteville, Ark. M-4th (63), W-5th (78) 02/01 Akron Invitational Akron, Ohio 5 p.m. 02/02 Akron Invitational Akron, Ohio 5 p.m. 02/08 Husky Classic Seattle, Wash. 2 p.m. Virginia Tech Elite Blacksburgh, Va. 5 p.m. 02/09 Husky Classic Seattle, Wash. 2 p.m. Virginia Tech Elite Blacksburgh, Va. 5 p.m. 02/22-24 SEC Championship Fayetteville, Ark. 1 p.m. 03/02 NCAA Qualifier TBD TBA 03/08 NCAA Championships Fayetteville, Ark. Noon 03/09 NCAA Championships Fayetteville, Ark. Noon



Player of the Week

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WOMEN'S TENNIS Player of the Week

1. Indiana (64) 2. Gonzaga (1) 3. Duke 4. Michigan 5. Miami (Fla.) 6. Kansas 7. Georgetown 8. Florida 9. Michigan State 10. Louisville 11. Arizona 12. Syracuse 13. Kansas State 14. New Mexico 15. Oklahoma State 16. Ohio State 17. Wisconsin 18. Saint Louis 19. Memphis 20. Butler 21. Notre Dame 22. Marquette 23. Pittsburgh 24. Oregon 25. Louisiana Tech

SEC Stat Leaders Sam LaZear

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01/18 - 21 National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs, Calif. All Day 1/25 vs. Vanderbilt 4-3 W 01/26 vs. VCU 5-1 W 01/31 vs. Clemson 6-0 W 02/03 @ Ohio State 5-2 L 02/08/13 @ Georgia Tech 4 p.m. 02/15-18 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Seattle, Wash. TBA 02/24 vs. Furman 6-1 W 02/25 vs. ETSU 5-2 W 03/01 vs. Tennessee 2:30 p.m. 03/04 vs. William & Mary 2:30 p.m. 03/08 @ Ole Miss TBA 03/10 @ Miss. State 2 p.m. 03/15 vs. Florida 2:30 p.m. 03/17 vs. South Carolina 1 p.m. 03/22 @ Vanderbilt 3 p.m. 03/24 @ Kentucky 1 p.m.

01/18 - 20 Georgia Invitational . All Day 01/27 vs. Columbia 4-1 W 01/28 vs. Georgia State 7-0 W 02/02 @ Clemson 5-2 W 02/08-11 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. TBA 02/23 vs. Georgia Tech 4-3 W 03/02 @ Tennessee Noon 03/08 vs. Ole Miss 4 p.m. 03/10 vs. Mississippi State 1 p.m. 03/12 vs. Notre Dame 1 p.m. 03/15 @ Florida 5 p.m. 03/17 @ South Carolina 1:30 p.m. 03/22 vs. Vanderbilt 4 p.m. 03/24 vs. Kentucky 1 p.m. 03/29 @ Missouri 6 p.m. 03/31 @ Texas A&M Noon 04/05 vs. LSU 4 p.m.

NCAA Rankings

NCAA Rankings

Opponent Elon Ohio St. Elon Ohio St. Winthrop Campbell Northwestern MTSU Northwestern MTSU Colorado St. Oklahoma Cal Poly Stanford Washington NDSU Indiana St. NDSU Radford Radford Delaware St. @Winthrop Kent State Western Ill. NC A&T @Ga Tech @Auburn @Auburn @Auburn Gardner-Webb Ole Miss Ole Miss Ole Miss

Date Result 02/08 L, 5-2 02/08 W, 6-1 02/09 W, 8-0 02/09 L, 5-4 02/10 W, 5-3 02/15 W, 11-0 02/15 W, 6-5 02/16 W, 13-1 02/16 CANCEL 02/17 CANCEL 02/21 W, 5-4 02/21 L, 5-0 02/22 L, 1-0 02/22 L, 6-0 02/23 L, 14-2 03/01 3 p.m. 03/02 12:30 p.m. 03/02 3 p.m. 03/02 5:30 p.m. 03/03 12:30 p.m. 03/08 2 p.m. 03/08 4 p.m. 03/09 1 p.m. 03/09 1 p.m. 03/10 1 p.m. 03/13 7 p.m. 03/15 7 p.m. 03/16 1 p.m. 03/17 1 p.m. 03/20 6 p.m. 03/22 6 p.m. 03/23 4 p.m. 03/24 2 p.m.

NCAA Rankings 1. Alabama (20) 2. Oklahoma (11) 3. Arizona State 4. Florida 5. Texas 6. Missouri 7. Tennessee 8. California 9. Texas A&M 10. Oregon

1. Virginia 2. Southern California 3. UCLA 4. Duke 5. Oklahoma 6. Kentucky 7. Ohio State 8. Tennessee 9. Georgia 10. Mississippi State 11. Texas A&M 12. Pepperdine 13. Ole Miss 14. Washington 15. Texas  16. California 17. Illinois 18. Clemson 19. Tulsa 20. Northwestern 21. Michigan 22. Wake Forest 23. Harvard 24. Cornell 25. Vanderbilt

1. North Carolina 2. Duke 3. UCLA 4. Florida 5. Alabama 6. Texas A&M 7. Georgia 8. Northwestern 9. California 10. Nebraska 11. Southern California 12. Vanderbilt 13. Michigan 14. Purdue 15. Miami (Fla.) 16. Florida State 17. Auburn 18. Notre Dame 19. Texas Tech 20. TCU 21. Arizona State 22. Memphis 23. Clemson 24. Baylor 25. William & Mary

Points Per Game 1. M. Henderson (MISS) 19.7 2. K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) 17.6 3. Elston Turner (A&M) 17.3 4. B.J. Young (ARK) 15.7 5. Trevor Releford (AL) 15.4 6. Jordan McRae (UT) 14.9

Time 57-51 W 66-38 W 62-46 W 70-38 W 94-57 W 84-48 W 72-42 W 83-47 W 60-50 W 80-38 W 93-42 W 72-59 W 70-59 L 77-46 W 79-66 L 95-83 W 42-40 W 57-53 W 64-46 L 69-52 W 65-59 W 75-71 W 61-58 W 62-54 L 62-57 W 66-34 W 73-54 W 8 p.m. 1:30 p.m. TBA TBA

AP Top 25

AP Top 25

NCAA Rankings 1. Oklahoma 2. Florida 3. Michigan 4. Alabama 5. LSU 6. UCLA 7. Georgia 8. Utah 9. Oregon State 10. Nebraska 11. Auburn 12. Stanford 13. Denver 14. Minnesota 15. Arizona

Schedule Opponent Date Rutgers 11/11 Presbyterian 11/14 S. Carolina State 11/16 Belmont 11/18 Savannah State 11/20 St. Bonaventure 11/23 New Mexico 11/24 Furman 11/28 @ Georgia Tech 12/02 Mercer 12/04 Lipscomb 12/16 @ TCU 12/19 @ Illinois 12/28 Missouri 1/03 @ Tennessee 1/06 @ Alabama 1/10 South Carolina 1/13 @ Arkansas 1/17 Texas A&M 1/20 Florida 1/27 Alabama 1/31 @ Kentucky 2/03 Auburn 2/07 @ LSU 2/10 @ Florida 2/17 Arkansas 2/21 @ Ole Miss 2/24 @ Miss. St. 2/28 Vanderbilt 3/03 SEC Tournament 03/06 NCAA Tournament 03/23

1. Baylor (40) 2. Notre Dame 3. Connecticut 4. Stanford 5. Duke 6. California 7. Penn State 8. Tennessee 9. Maryland 10. Kentucky 11. Georgia 12. Dayton 13. Texas A&M 14. South Carolina 15. North Carolina 16. Louisville 17. UCLA 18. Delaware 19. Colorado 20. Nebraska 21. Green Bay 22. Syracuse 23. Iowa State 24. Florida State 25. Purdue

BASEBALL Player of the Week

Defensive Rebounds Per Game 1. Nerlens Noel (UK) 6.8 2. Murphy Holloway (MISS) 6.1 3. Johnny O'Bryant (LSU) 5.6 4. K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) 5.5 5. Alex Oriakhi (MIZ) 5.4 6. Jarnell Stokes (UT) 5.1 3-Point FG Percentage 1. Erik Murphy (UF) .479 2. Andre Stringer (LSU) .413 3. Julius Mays (UK) .387 4. K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) .367 5. Elston Turner (A&M) .367 6. M. Henderson (MISS) .363 Steals Per Game 1. Anthony Hickey (LSU) 3.3 2. Trevor Releford (AL) 2.2 3. K. Caldwell-Pope (UGA) 2.1 4. Nerlens Noel (UK) 2.1 5. Alex Caruso (A&M) 2.0 6. Phil Pressey (MIZ) 1.9

SEC Rankings 1. No. 9 Florida (22-4, 12-2) 2. Kentucky (19-8, 10-4) 3. Alabama (18-9, 10-4) 4. Ole Miss (20-7, 9-5) 5. Missouri (19-8, 8-6) 6. Arkansas (17-10, 8-6) 7. Tennessee (16-10, 8-6) 8. LSU (16-9, 7-7) 9. Georgia (13-14, 7-7) 10. Texas A&M (16-11, 6-8) 11. Vanderbilt (11-15, 5-9) 12. South Carolina (13-14, 3-11) 13. Auburn (9-18, 3-11) 14. Miss. State (7-19, 2-12)

Brett DeLoach Upcoming Schedule Opponent Date @Ga. Southern 02/15 @Ga. Southern 02/16 @Ga. Southern 02/17 Kennesaw State 02/20 Belmont 02/23 Belmont 02/23 Belmont 02/24 @Georgia State 02/26 UAB 03/01 UAB 03/02 UAB 03/03 W.estern Carolina 03/05

Time W, 6-5 L, 3-2 L, 11-2 L, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 11-10 L, 5-4 L, 10-7 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m.

Team Stats Ward (.353, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB) DeLoach (.345, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 3 BB) Powell (.314, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB) Cole (.294, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB) Walsh (.273, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 BB) Farmer (.259, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB) Nichols (.217, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 3 BB) Phillips (.160, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 BB) Bowers (.333, 2 HR, 3 RBI 1 BB) Sheedy (.286, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB) Posey (.250, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 BB) McLaughlin (.182, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 BB)


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of Montreal to play rare Athens show The homegrown alternative rock band predicts this could be the only time to experience its eccentric live show this year, but it also has plans to release a documentary later in 2013.


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Of Montreal makes it home only one time this year BY WIL PETTY @wilpetty If Bryan Poole couldn’t live in Athens, he’d reside in Berlin. The guitarist from of Montreal has a passion for the city’s affordability and cuisine options. “I think Berlin is a killer place to live,” he said. “It’s cheap, the art scene there is great. They have all sorts of artisans and merchants. It’s a very young city, easy to get around. Things are open late, food is cheap, and the beer is cheap.” Perhaps he will have time to go there, since the Athens band is taking a break. “There’s just a bunch of different other things [going on] that it would be nice to take a break,” Poole said. “Personally, I’m very excited about taking a break, but that doesn’t mean that the band is breaking up or anything like that. It just means that we’re going to take some time off to recharge and hopefully come back next year.” While nothing is written in stone for the band, its 40 Watt Club performance on Friday night could very well be of Montreal’s only Athens performance for a while. “It could be [our only show],” Poole said. “I’m not saying there won’t be another show later in the year. But as it’s booked now, this is it.” The band only has two other dates booked. Saturday night, it will be in Greenville, S.C., and March 8, it will perform in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. Despite the resting time, there will still be plenty happening for fans of the group to enjoy. Side projects of the members will move forward, and a documentary for the band, called “Song Dynasties,” is expected to be released later this year. “It’s an approximation of our past lives as of Montreal,” Poole said, “It’s a documentary or something like that, and it is hopefully

OF MONTREAL Featuring: Yip Deceiver, Linear Downfall When: March 1 at 10 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Club Price: $13 going to come out in spring, if not summer.” The idea started in the late 2000s, when the group recorded performances it had done in Los Angeles’ Avalon and Atlanta’s Tabernacle. Things changed when it decided to make the alteration from a live DVD to a band documentary. Of Montreal has been playing since the ‘90s, and with changes in the lineup and style, the challenge is to incorporate everything into just one documentary. “It’s hard to [put] all of that into one documentary,” Poole said. “So we’re giving it a go.” The band used Kickstarter to fund the documentary and raised $95,000. “A lot of bands are people that have great ideas that never have the capital to see that vision come true,” Poole said. “Kickstarter has been pretty amazing for tons of people.” And while of Montreal has changed over the years, so has the music culture of Athens. One major change is expectations artists have. “When I first moved here, I kind of had the end of people coming to Athens expecting this avenue of gold records or something like that. Because of R.E.M. and stuff like that, people would still move to town thinking they were going to get signed,” Poole said. “Bands don’t even think about getting signed anymore. Signed to who?” The band is influential to the town’s musical history as

well. It was signed with Kindercore Records and was a part of the Elephant 6 collective in the ’90s. Poole said much of what he feels made those moments great was the close relationships he created. “It was about our friends getting together,” he said. “We would have big potluck dinners and really great communal type of utopian vibe about what was going on. That probably still happens today, I don’t know — that was just our friends, and we found each other.” But if there is one thing that needs to remain in Athens to keep the scene going, it’s the heart of the scene found in the house parties and secret shows. “The one thing I could tell more Athens kids is to throw more house parties, because that’s kind of where the real melting pot of everything is,” Poole said. “And the secret house shows. Secret Squirrel and stuff like that, I think, is really important, and I think that’s what makes Athens, Athens. Besides having cool clubs, it’s still about house parties.” It is the house parties that people recall with The B-52s and R.E.M. Same goes for of Montreal and the numerous other bands that came out of Athens in the ’90s. “Back in the late ’70s early ’80s, [bands were] playing house parties, and that was kind of the scene,” Poole said. “And to me, as long as Athens has that, that’s what the heart of Athens is for me.” And when the band performs in Athens again, that part of the scene will remain. Nobody knows if it will play here again this year, but Poole says if you want to see them, it’s better to be safe than sorry. “There may not be another show in Athens for a whole year, we don’t know,” he said. “So why chance it?”

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Southern food, football simmer together BY ERIN MILLER @erinnicole215 Thirty-four is more than just a regular number. It represents one of University of Georgia football’s greatest players of all time, Herschel Walker. Now, it also represents a new restaurant in Athens — Herschel’s Famous 34 Pub & Grill. Even though Walker's name is the only connection the former footballer holds with the restaurant, it is creating lots of buzz. George Fiorile, vice president of DD Leisure Management Corp., which owns the restaurant, has high hopes for the new business. He knows Walker is a star at the school, and the restaurant capitalizes on that. “The whole experience is around this wonderful human

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being, called Herschel Walker, forget his athletic ability, he is just really a great person,” Fiorile said. “He was there for the opening weekend and signed autographs for over 30 hours, over three days. He is just a wonderful person, and he enjoyed spending time there and is just happy to be back in Athens.” Herschel’s Famous 34 Pub & Grill boasts of its 34 varieties of craft beer and 34 flavors of wings. With flavors like Doritos-crusted wings as an option, the restaurant’s menu is creative and innovative. Fiorile couldn’t pick one favorite on the menu. Instead, he named three. “The ‘Oh You Herschel Walker,’ by far, from a flavor point of view and a creativity point of view, when you have a grilled cheese, where the cheese is melted on the out-

“You Lead Like a Girl” When: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Where: Miller Learning Center Cost: Free Contact: Willson Center Lecture: Paul Zanker When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Lamar Dodd School of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.willson. Tuskegee Airmen Panel Discussion When: 6:30 p.m. Where: UGA Chapel Cost: Free Contact: www.msp.uga. edu Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement When: 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Morton Theatre Cost: $10 Contact:, www.befor-

HERSCHEL’S FAMOUS 34 PUB & GRILL Where: 320 E. Clayton Street. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily Contact: (706) 353-0334 side of the bread, and it’s stuffed with chicken or beef, and it’s grilled with jalapeños or mushrooms, it’s just unbelievable. You eat one bite, and you just want to keep going,” he said. Other favorites on the menu were “Herschel’s Mama’s Chicken” and finally the “Asian Style Ahi Tuna,” which is topped with sautéed

A restaurant named after former UGA football player Herschel Walker serves Southern-style comfort food. EVAN STICHLER/Staff crab meat and spinach. Entrées range from $7 to $24, but most are around $10. The restaurant also aims to attract college students who need a place to study or hang out with its specialty coffees.

Memories of Walker's fame on the field might be replaced with those of a good meal in the restaurant that builds off of the history of his name.

search: Herschel›› Office Space When: 8 p.m. Where: Tate Theater Cost: $1 for students, $2 for non-students Contact: www.tate.uga. edu/movies Must Go On When: 8 p.m. Where: Cellar Theatre Cost: $12-15 Contact: www.pac.uga. edu

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 To Kill a Mockingbird When: 7 p.m. Where: Seney-Stovall Chapel Cost: $8-16 Contact: Must Go On When: 8 p.m. Where: Cellar Theatre Cost: $12-15 Contact:

FEB 28 ....................... EOTO with Special Guest Crizzly MAR 1 .... Abbey Road Live All-Star Beatle Jamboree! MAR 1 ........ Tumbleweed Wanderers - ROOFTOp FREE MAR 2 ................... The London Soals - ROOFTOp FREE MAR 6 .... SXSW Send Off with New Madrid, Ruby the

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Happy Days and You Two Talk (In Flew Itity) When: 8 p.m. Where: Town and Gown Players Cost: $5 Contact:

Gym BLAST900 aims to burn 900 calories with a workout that combines cardio and floor work. HANNAH PAP ROCKI/Staff

New workout blasts off calories BY ANNE MAXWELL DOUGLASS @amaxdoug BLAST900, a 60-minute interval-based group fitness class that burns up to 900 calories, opened its first franchise in Athens Feb. 18. BLAST900 combines cardiovascular conditioning on treadmills, weight training and core strengthening and stretching techniques for a full-body workout that claims to burn maximum calories. “You go back and forth between the treadmills and the floor, and the constant changing is what gives you the good workout,” said Meghan Kanter, BLAST900 public relations intern and junior public relations major from Norfolk, Va. BLAST900, advertised as “THE ULTIMATE WORKOUT,” stands for Balanced Levels of Aerobic and Strength Training and is tailored to fit all levels of fitness ability. Each class follows the same cardiofloor formula and hits every major muscle group, but instructors change equipment, time blocks, music and themes to vary the routine. Kanter said anyone, from a first-time exerciser to a marathon runner, can take the class.

BLAST900 Where: 1065 Baxter St. Price: $20/class Contact: (706) 559-4858 “When you’re on the treadmill, you choose between walking, jogging or running and kind of try to stick to one of those three paces the whole time. It’s a group fitness class, but personalized,” Kanter said. “You go off other people’s energy in the class. Because other people are working hard, you’re working hard too.” In addition to fitness classes, BLAST900 also offers nutritional and fitness consultations. Customers receive a complimentary 30-minute nutritional consultation and may also choose to receive a BLASTProfile assessment, which tests VO2 max, strength and flexibility. BLAST900 offers 15 percent-off discounts for students and accepts Bulldog Bucks. BLAST900 has locations in Buckhead, Dunwoody and Charleston, S.C.

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Winnie the Pooh When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Athens Little Playhouse Cost: $5-10 Contact: www.athenslittleplayhouse. net Clay Classes When: 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Good Dirt Cost: $20 Contact: Zumba(r) with Ingrid When: 6 to 7 p.m. Where: Casa de Amistad Cost: $5 Contact: Healing Fridays When: 6 p.m. Where: Body, Mind & Spirit Cost: $10 Donation Contact: (706) 3516024 Friday Night Jazz When: 8 to 11 p.m. Where: Highwire Lounge Cost: Free Contact: Todd Cowart When: 8 p.m. Where: Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q Cost: Free Contact: (706) 8508511 Of Montreal, Yip Deceiver,

Linear Downfall When: 9 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Club Cost: $13 Contact: The Shack Band When: 10 p.m. Where: Nowhere Bar Cost: Free Contact: (706) 5464742 Mississippi John Doude When: 11 p.m. Where: Amici Cost: Free Contact: (706) 3530000

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Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Contact: Brent Gafford Band When: 9 p.m. Where: Boar’s Head Lounge Contact: (706) 3693040 Leaving Countries, Ken Will Morton and the Contenders When: 9 p.m. Where: The Pub at Gameday Contact: (706) 3532831

Abbey Road Live When: 8 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Cost: $12 Contact:

The Highballs When: 8 p.m. Where: The Melting Point Cost: $10 (adv.), $13 (door) Contact:

Vespolina, Ranch When: 10:30 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Cost: $3 Contact:

Tumbleweed Wanderers When: 11 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Cost: 11 p.m. Contact:

Woodfangs, Dylar, Shade When: 10 p.m. Where: Caledonia Lounge Cost: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact:

Spring Experimentaler When: 9 p.m. Where: Go Bar Cost: $5 Contact: (706) 5465609

The Rodney Kings; Christ, Lord; Faun and a Pan Flute; Blue Division When: 11 p.m. Where: Farm 255 Cost: Free Contact: www. David Barbe, Jeremy Wheatley When: 9 p.m.

Christine Santelli, Mayview Road When: 8 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Contact: A Journey in Quilts When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Oconee County Civic Center Cost: $3-6 Contact: (706) 769-

3902 Opening Reception When: 4 to 6 p.m. Where: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Cost: Free Contact: www.ocaf. com Arcade Show When: 4 to 10 p.m. Where: Flashback Games Cost: $8 Contact: Student Recital: Benjamin Rollings, Piano When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Edge Recital Hall Cost: Free Contact: Taking Flight When: 8 p.m. Where: UGA Dance Theatre Cost: $15 for students, $10 for seniors Contact: www.pac. Indian Music Conference When: 8 p.m. Where: Hodgson Hall Contact: Lincoln: A Roundtable Discussion When: 4 p.m. Where: Miller Learning Center Cost: Free Contact: Skyfall When: 3, 6, 9 p.m. Where: Tate Theater Cost: $1 for students, $2 for nonstudents Contact: www.tate.

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Rendezvous When: 10 p.m. Where: The Globe Cost: $5 Contact: athens

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 DJ Mahogany When: 10 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Cost: Free Contact: The Original Screwtops When: 10 p.m. Where: The Office Lounge Contact: (706) 5460840 Bad Tempered Rabbit When: 11 p.m. Where: Amici Cost: Free Contact: (706) 3530000 Manray, Easter Island, Black Sea Royalty When: 10 p.m. Where: Caledonia Lounge Cost: $6 (21+), $8 (18-20) Contact: Efren, The Lefty Hathaway Band When: 10 p.m. Where: Green Room Cost: $3 Contact: Curtis Eller’s American Circus When: 9 p.m. Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Contact:

Bear Left, Lazy Locomotive When: 9 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Club Cost: $5 (adv.), $7 (door) Contact: The Suex Effect When: 10 p.m. Where: Nowhere Bar Cost: Free Contact: (706) 5464742 The London Souls When: 11 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Cost: Free Contact: Spring Experimentaler When: 9 p.m. Where: Go Bar Cost: $5 Contact: (706) 5465609 Taterzandra, Dude Magnets, Sad Dads, Tom Blacklung & The Smokestacks When: 10 p.m. Where: New Earth Music Hall Cost: $5 Contact: Cattywampas When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Lay Park Cost: $4-8 Contact: Talking Heads, The Dream Scene When: 11 p.m. Where: Farm 255 Cost: Free Contact: www. The Burning Angels When: 8 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar

Cost: 8 p.m. Contact: To Kill a Mockingbird When: 7 p.m. Where: Seney-Stovall Chapel Cost: $8-16 Contact: Must Go On When: 8 p.m. Where: Cellar Theatre Cost: $12-15 Contact: www.pac. Happy Days and You Two Talk (In Flew Itity) When: 8 p.m. Where: Town and Gown Players Cost: $5 Contact: Winnie the Pooh When: 3 p.m. Where: Athens Little Playhouse Contact: First Saturday Contra Dance When: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Where: Lay Park Cost: $4-8 Contact: Caribbean Night When: 5 p.m. Where: Morton Theatre Contact: Scrabble Tournament When: 2 to 6 p.m. Where: Athens Technical College Cost: $15-20 Contact: www. scrabble


Coffee grounds pave way for grinding skaters BY CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE @comma_freak Many University of Georgia students will tell you all their problems can be solved with coffee. For the Athens skating community, this might just be the case. Jittery Joe’s Coffee has partnered with Get Rad Skateshop to raise funds for new additions to the Skate Park of Athens. The result of the collaboration, the new "Frontside Grind" coffee blend, is available in Get Rad. Four dollars for every can sold will go toward the completion of what Athens skaters call Phase Two: Street Skate. “I can’t believe we didn’t think of it eight years ago when we started working on phase two,” said Jason Thrasher, a professional photographer and Athens resident. “I guess a few months ago, I might’ve been in a Jittery Joe’s looking for a can of coffee, and I saw the different ones for the bike team, and I thought skate park, coffee, nobrainer.” For Charlie Mustard, Jittery Joe’s roaster, the decision was a no-brainer as well. “I really believe in the cause of it,” Mustard said. “I think it’s good for the community, and I also think it’s good for Athens economically because it will really draw people in the bigger the skate park gets.” Sam Davidson, who designed the label for the coffee, graduated from UGA in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in scientific illustration. Davidson was equally willing to help the cause. “When they first built the park, I was helping sign petitions and talking to the city council and all that,” Davidson said. “When it came time for

"Frontside Grind," a Jittery Joe's coffee, will benefit additions to the Athens skate park. EVAN STICHLER/Staff the second push, I was happy to help out any way I could.” Skate Park of Athens was originally constructed in 2005. It stands at 14,000 square feet in size and once received a $10,000 donation from the Tony Hawk Foundation toward its completion. “It is one of the best skate parks in North America,” Thrasher said. “I’ve traveled and skated in over 30 skate parks on the West Coast, some of the best that exist. Ours will compete with any of them, but it’s lacking on street objects.” Phase Two: Street Skate seeks to remedy this problem. “It’s definitely a unique, special park, but it needs more personality and more depth. It needs a little breath of fresh air to it,” Davidson said. Phase Two intends to add elements from the South’s industrial age, including train tracks and a grain silo. Overcrowding is also a problem. “As far as the community, I feel we’ve outgrown it as far as numbers,” said Chris Bradley, owner of Get Rad. “The park’s always crowded. [Phase Two] is just going to alleviate some of the tension and also incorporate

FRONTSIDE GRIND Where: Get Rad Skateshop 224 W. Hancock Avenue Price: $12 some street obstacles that aren’t out there, to give it a variety of terrain to ride.” Brandon Nelson, president of the UGA Skateboard Club, said it’s not a lack of certain obstacles that keeps skaters away from the park, but the crowding. “The park is only set up so one or two people can skate at once. With 30-40 people skating at once, you can only get a few runs in before you get frustrated and want to go home,” he said. Phase Two still requires community involvement to cross the finish line. “We can’t distribute [the coffee] in Jittery Joe’s because they can’t display charity coffee,” Thrasher said. “Everybody should go to the skate shop.”

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Rendezvous unites queer Athens women

Run 4 Red When: 1 p.m. Where: Sandy Creek Park Contact:

BY SARAH ANNE PERRY @sarahanneperry For some, the first day of Women’s History Month will celebrate not just gender, but sexuality. Friday, The Globe will host the first Rendezvous, a new gathering for lesbian and bisexual women. “The whole concept behind the event is just to provide a safe space for women and raise some money for Project Safe,” event coordinator Ricky Roberts said. Roberts said she hopes to make Rendezvous a monthly occurrence. “It’s just a place where couples and single women can come and have a good time,” she said. “They don’t have to worry about anybody discriminating against them or anybody making them feel uncomfortable. It’s just a safe, comfortable environment where we can be ourselves.” Lauren Bernales will provide music under her stage name, DJ El Boogie. Bernales approached Roberts with the idea for Rendezvous after both women participated in a 2012 Athens PRIDE event. “I wanted an event for women in the gay community,” Bernales said. “An opportunity for them to get together and meet other women in the community and just dance and have a good time.” The event will be presented by, an organization Roberts created three years ago to bring lesbian and bisexual women in Athens together. “I was looking around like, ‘Where are all the women? Where are all the lesbian and bisexual, seen at the 2012 Dyke March, brings lesbian and bisexual women together. Courtesy Ricky Roberts

RENDEZVOUS When: March 1, 10 p.m. Where: The Globe Price: $5 women hanging out? How can we meet each other?’” Roberts said. “There was nothing there. So I started the group with that in mind. It was sort of a way to have a sisterhood.” Roberts said lesbian and bisexual women face some challenges meeting one another that gay and bisexual men don’t. “Just in terms of social activities and just different things like that, I’ve always felt that it was easier for men to find each other,” she said. “But for women, I don’t think it’s so easy. It’s harder for us to find each other and for us to get together and socialize with each other. So that’s why I wanted to create some kind of avenue for that, to make it easier for women.”, named for the Greek poet Sappho often associated with lesbianism, serves not only as a meeting space for lesbian and bisexual women, but also as a way for them to serve their city, Roberts said. “My vision for the group is for it to be a

social support and volunteer organization where women can come together and not only socialize, but we can get together and volunteer to help out in the community as well,” she said. hosts events such as karaoke nights, museum outings and volunteer opportunities. Though Rendezvous is a social gathering, the event’s proceeds will benefit Project Safe. “Usually, when I have an event, I like to donate the profits to a charity,” Roberts said. “Because this is a women’s party, I wanted to give it to an organization that helps women.” Project Safe works to end domestic violence, to which women and children most often fall victim. Executive Director Joan Prittie said the funds raised by the event will go into the organization’s general funds for clientbased services. “That way, no matter what the size, we can just put it to use for working with the women and kids that we come into contact with,” she said. “We would love to deepen the relationship and be able to do more in terms of raising awareness through their group as well.”

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Cost: Free for students, $10 for nonstudents Contact: www. news/16358

Constellation Walk with Suko Pressau When: 8 p.m. Where: 3 Porch Farm Contact:

Taking Flight When: 8 p.m. Where: UGA Dance Theatre Cost: $15 for students, $10 for seniors Contact: www.pac.

Community Carnival When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Calvary Baptist Church Cost: Free Contact:

Skyfall When: 3, 6, 9 p.m. Where: Tate Theater Cost: $1 for students, $2 for nonstudents Contact: www.tate.

National Eating Disorders Association Walk When: 9:30 a.m. Where: University Health Center Cost: $15 Contact: www.


Exotic Birds and Reptiles Presentation When: 10 a.m. Where: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Cost: $5 Contact: A Journey in Quilts When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Commerce Civic Center Cost: $7 Contact: Eighth Annual WIPI Conference When: 9 a.m. Where: School of Law

Clay Classes When: 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Good Dirt Cost: $20 Contact: (706) 3553161, www.gooddirt. net

Band When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Ten Pins Tavern Cost: Free Contact: (706) 5468090 The Better Letters When: 8 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Contact: Emotions Anonymous When: 4 to 5 p.m. Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens Contact: (706) 2027463, Opening Reception: The Myers and Bertelsmann Galleries When: 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Athens Academy Cost: Free Contact: (706) 5499225

Glass Fusing When: 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Good Dirt Cost: $50 Contact:

A Journey in Quilts When: 12 to 4 p.m. Where: Oconee County Civic Center Cost: $3-6 Contact: (706) 7693902

Yoga for Athletes and Fitness When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Total Training Yoga Studio Cost: $10 Contact:

Opening Reception: 38th Juried Exhibition When: 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Lyndon House Arts Center Cost: Free Contact: (706) 6133623

Athens Ceili Band When: 4 p.m. Where: The Globe Cost: Free Contact: (706) 3534721

Folk to Fine Arts Festival & Expo When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Commerce Civic Center Cost: $7 Contact:

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Locked lips go live online by @UGAMakeouts BY LESLEY HAULER @LesleyHauler It’s a Thursday night and you’re feeling particularly thirsty. You and your girlfriends hit the town and are having a good time. While you’re there, you may or may not have made out with a random guy you happened to meet in a bar. But hey, everyone does that. You’re probably never going to see him again. No harm, no foul, right? — Wrong. Now your drunken smooches are saved for eternity thanks to the widely popular Twitter account, @UGAMakeouts. The account shows couples kissing downtown. UGA Makeouts retweets the photos and only uses the most scandalous ones it receives. What started as a mere experiment inspired by similar Twitter accounts from other colleges, such as Purdue University and the University of Mississippi, has turned into a viral site frequently visited by students. In its mere three months on Twitter, it has racked up over 5,000 followers and 300 pictures. “Honestly, I didn’t think it was going to be a big thing. It thought it was going to be something fun and easy I could do for a little while. I

Panel Discussion: “The Apocalypse Didn’t Happen — Now What?” When: 2 p.m. Where: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art Cost: Free Contact: www.athica. org Youth Art Month Show Opening Reception When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Lamar Dodd School of Art Cost: Free Contact: edu

didn’t think anything would really come of it,” said the creator of UGA Makeouts, who wished to remain anonymous. Users can submit photos via email or just by tagging @UGAMakeouts in tweets. UGA Makeouts gets about 50 submissions any given weekday, and about 100 a day on the weekend. The creator will only post or retweet about 10 percent of the submissions sent in. Factors that contribute to a picture being chosen are the clarity and brightness of the picture, how scandalous the subjects are and the cleverness of the caption. The response is mostly positive from students. “I thought it was hilarious, actually,” said Amara Altman, a second-year biology major from Woodstock. Most of them see it as a source of entertainment and don’t take it too seriously. Some even view their picture making it to the site as a badge of honor. “I think that’s the reason why it’s staying so popular. It’s almost competitive. Like, let’s see who can catch the most scandalous make out downtown,” said Rance Nix, a third-year advertising major from Atlanta. However, there have been some negative reviews for the

Must Go On When: 2:30 p.m. Where: Cellar Theatre Cost: $12-15 Contact: www.pac.uga. edu Happy Days and You Two Talk (In Flew Itity) When: 2 p.m. Where: Town and Gown Players Cost: $5 Contact: Winnie the Pooh When: 3 p.m. Where: Athens Little

site, many complaining that it’s an invasion of privacy. The creator says that isn’t the case, and if there is anyone to blame in that situation, it’s the person in the photo. “If you’re downtown and you’re making out in public with people, and people can see you and they have time to take a picture of you then, like, it really kind of contradicts that opinion in the first place, and you really don’t have a right to have privacy if you are exposing yourself,” the creator said. UGA Makeouts occasionally get emails from people complaining about how the site is an invasion of privacy or asking to get their photo removed. Most of these are sorority girls or people who have been caught cheating, the creator said. But the response to these isn't kind. “Stop asking me to not post specific pics bc you don’t wanna get caught cheating. If you’re a cheating loser, you deserve to be busted XoXo,” UGA Makeouts tweeted Feb. 20. And fans of the account agree. “I think that’s absurd. If they’re caught cheating then they should man up,” Altman said. However, the creator stresses the account is not

Playhouse Cost: $5-10 Contact: From the Top When: 3 p.m. Where: Hodgson Hall Cost: $20-54 Contact: www.pac.uga. edu Skyfall When: 3, 6, 9 p.m. Where: Tate Theater Cost: $1 for students, $2 for non-students Contact: www.tate.uga. edu/movies

The popular Twitter account @UGAMakeouts posts photos of intimate moments shared downtown. Courtesy @UGAMakeouts trying to cause any trouble. “I’m done having to censor it for other people, but I will be mindful, especially if it’s really going to bother people. I’m not here to hurt people’s feelings or whatever or make them worried about it,” the creator said. The Twitter account serves to make people more aware of their actions. No one

MONDAY, MARCH 4 Blues Night with Big C When: 10 p.m. Where: Nowhere Bar Cost: Free Contact: (706) 5464742 Small Houses, The Skipperdees, Under White Pines When: 10 p.m. Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Contact:

is immune. It features everyone from freshmen to seniors, from fraternity stars to football players. “It’s kind of like a watchdog. It’s like, you’ve got to watch your back because the minute you slip up is the moment you get caught,” Nix said.

Tristan Prettyman, Anya Marina When: 7:30 p.m. Where: The Melting Point Cost: $15 (adv.), $18 (door) Contact: mtpw Danger Bucket, Rat Babies, Beatmatchedhearts When: 10 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Cost: 10 p.m. Contact:

search: makeouts ›› Midnight Spin, Cinema Novo, Clean Break, Sababa When: 10 p.m. Where: Go Bar Contact: (706) 5465609 Master’s Recital: Brooke Rutledge, Clarinet When: 8 p.m. Where: Edge Recital Hall Cost: Free Contact:

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Early Bird Special $2 Regular Sushi Rolls $4.50 late night chicken plate

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1/2 doz wings + domestic pitcher $10

$1 Off all Draft Beers, late night slices

Cubano Con Leche with cinnamon & sugar 12 oz. - $4.45


HAPPY HOUR 5 to 10 p.m. $1 off of everything, Build your own Bloody Mary Bar Buffet 12 to 9 p.m.

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$5 Pitchers Coors/High Life $3 Wells

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Real-Fruit Smoothies - $4.25


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Mini mega nachos + PBR $10

$2.50 Terrapin Rye Pale Ale

Personal French Press 16oz - $2.95


HAPPY HOUR 5 to 10 p.m. $1 off of everything, Build your own Bloody Mary Bar Buffet 12 to 9 p.m.

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Frozen Margarita pints $2.75

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HAPPY HOUR 5 to 10 p.m. $1 off of everything, Build your own Bloody Mary Bar Buffet 12 to 9 p.m.

Trivia Night Starts at 8PM HAPPY HOUR 12 to 8 p.m. $1 off Pitchers, Imports, and Liquor Drinks

Over 300 items Chinese Japanese and American/ Sushi, Ribeye, and Seafood


Early Bird Special $2 Regular Sushi Rolls

8pm - Trivia $7 Domestic pitchers, $1 High Life pints

Selected craft/import beers $2

1/2 Off Bottle of Wine

Frozen Latte Ghiaccio - $4.45


Where: 256 E. Clayton Phone: (706) 549-0166 Website: On Facebook: Allgood-Bar/ 152530911447853

Blind Pig Tavern

Where: 485 Baldwin Phone: (706) 548-3442 On Facebook: BlindPigTavern


Where: 3567 Atlanta Hwy Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 316-3382 Website:


Early Bird Special $2 Regular Sushi Rolls

$6 Frozen drinks, $13 House wine bottles

Double Duece

Where: 1700 Commerce Rd.

Grilled Teriyaki

Where: 259 E. Broad St. Phone: (706) 850-6880 Website: http:/www. On Facebook: Grilled-Teriyaki-Athens

Mellow mushroom

Where: 320 E. Clayton Suite 201 Phone: (706) 613-0892 Website:


Where: 247 E. Broad Phone: (706) 549-1446 Website: thetacostand. com


Where: 145 E. Clayton St. Phone: (706) 613-8773 On Facebook: facebook. com/pages/ Transmetropolitan/ 100870599957408

two story coffee

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World Famous wants to be cozy community corner BY WIL PETTY @wilpetty When David Parajon arrived in Athens, his first meal was at Wilson’s Soul Food. The soul food place that had graced Hot Corner for over 30 years closed its doors in 2011. Months later, the idea of The World Famous came about. “We fell in love with 351 North Hull St.,” Parajon said. “We decided there wasn’t another place in town nearly as comfortable at this size.” That location had long been important to the city, and Hot Corner is an area with a good deal of history. Considering the history of the area, Parajon and fellow owner Bain Mattox did not want The World Famous to feel like the new place on the block. “Basically, we wanted this space to maybe feel like it’s been here forever,” Parajon said. “We don’t want to feel brand new.” One of the remaining legacies of former tenants of the Hull Street venue is the evidence of a fire from the 1920s in the attic area. “We gutted the place completely, but at the same time our mantra was to use the whole buffalo,” Parajon said. “So, we really made sure that we would reuse anything that made sense. And [if] we could find something secondhand, we would. We hope the stuff here tells a little bit of a story.” Instead of voices discussing today’s local issues, the sound of local bands and vintage pinball machines can be heard in

THE WORLD FAMOUS Where: 351 North Hull Street Hours: Mon-Sat 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sun 10 a.m. to Midnight Contact: (706) 3721198 The World Famous. The dining room that was filled with basic tables and chairs is now an open space with a stage and chandeliers made from recyclable materials. “Basically, it has a Southern outsider, folk art feel to the space,” Parajon said. “We wanted it to be immediately comfortable and cozy.” And while some soul food is gone, the chicken and waffles remain, along with a plethora of handdining options. “We have an opportunity to book world class entertainment in an extremely intimate environment and enjoy incredible street food from around the world,” Parajon said. “Our chef Jarad Blanton comes from Farm 255 most recently. He has developed a ridiculous menu, and we’ll be open until 2 a.m., so we’ll be serving food late.” That menu will offer customers various handheld options such as corndogs, egg rolls, lettuce wraps and chicken wings. “The whole idea was kind of like food cart, street food style,” Mattox said. “No-utensils-needed type stuff. That was basi-

Aelam Byer (right) and Hubie Lang are employees of The World Famous, a new Athens bar. Evan Stichler/Staff cally the one challenge we gave our chef.” Alongside that, Mattox is bringing his mixed drink expertise from the other business he owns, Normal Bar. Drinks such as the “Artimus Palmer,” which mixes Kentucky bourbon and sweet tea, or the “Clover Coffee” (mixing Jameson Irish Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream and coffee) deliver the punch needed for a fun night downtown. But it is not only about the food, drink and art deco at The World Famous — music will play a key role as well. “When I met with David [Parajon], we were talking about an almost underground concert type thing first, and then it built into this idea,” Mattox said. The idea became an actual venue, booking national and local acts. As time progressed the tandem decided to do more than just music. “We’re letting it go as it is, and we’re not focus-

ing on just music,” Mattox said. “We have comedy and a hypnotist coming. There’s nothing that we’re really banking on.” The block, which was home to butcher shops, mortuaries and one of the first African-Americanowned car dealerships, has shifted to become an area for high-end restaurants, bars and the new venue. But understanding the area’s history paves the way for keeping downtown thriving and local. “We want be good stewards of the community obviously, and we want to be good to our neighbors,” Parajon said. With the venue now open, the vision the duo has is complete, and memories can now be produced. “People are always asking me about it, so it’s going to be great to see it come to fruition and for people to enjoy it,” Mattox said.

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The Shack Band hits road with funk-rock BY COLBY NEWTON @excel522 Two hundred shows. One hundred cities. Three hundred and sixty-five days. This is the year facing The Shack Band. The Shack Band formed in 2010 from remnants of a collective that used to jam in a shack in Blacksburg, Va. Four members of the collective banded together and moved to Richmond, Va., naming themselves after the shack that brought them together. The original band members — drummer Bobby Hudson, bassist Mason Owen, keyboardist Andrew Gillespie and guitarist Hunter Pease — have all been in bands before, but this is their first full-time engagement. “This is a band with a commitment. We’re not just getting together to blow off steam at the end of the week — this is a fulltime job for all of us,” Owen said. And the band has held itself to that. In 2011, it played over 125 shows up and down the East Coast, and it has

pledged to play 200 this year. “What we do is, we drive out to the furthest-away city on Monday and just play our way back home for the rest of the week,” Mason said. “Take a couple days off, and we’re back on the road again. It’s a lifestyle.” That lifestyle proved too much for Josh Crowley, who was only able to play local shows with the group while concentrating on his studies. Luckily for him and the band, he graduated in December with a bachelor’s degree in music studies and has since come on as The Shack Band’s fifth full-time member. “It’s good to be working out on the road with these guys,” Crowley said. “When you’re at school for music, people can kind of get up in their own head, more focused on theory than on playing. Working with the band keeps me grounded.” The band’s 2013 ambitions don’t end with its 200 show resolution — after releasing its first EP last year, it will take studio time in August to release its first album. The EP

THE SHACK BAND When: March 1, 10 p.m. Where: Nowhere Bar Price: Free met positive reviews, and the musicians hope the CD will move them away from being known as a jam band. “It’s hard to make a living in the jam circuit,” Owen said. “We’ve got a lot of respect for the guys that do that, but you have to be absolutely top-notch to really work in that field… we’re going for a larger base to work off of.” The band describes its sound as alternative funk-rock. It distinguishes itself from jam bands with short, punchy song times and a refusal to jam during sessions. The combination of classical training and garage-rock sensibilities makes for a new, interesting style the band hopes to parlay into full-scale success.

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Battling for profit spikes behind padlocks of abandoned storage spaces BY WIL PETTY @wilpetty It is a murky Monday morning in January outside of Crazy Ray’s Self Storage. The location sits on the outskirts of Athens near the Madison County border and looks to be in the middle of nowhere. Regardless, a crowd of approximately 50 files its way into the offices and through another door outside to the gated lots inside the business’s black, iron gates. Welcome to the Athens version of “Storage Wars,” where the bidding is done on Southern time, the units go cheaper, and bystanders watch to see who gets the unit of the day. From foreclosure to auction Georgia has clear laws when it comes to storage units that are foreclosed. Enacted in 1982, the Georgia SelfService Storage Facility Act gives the guidelines required in the state. According to the law, after a tenant has been in default for 30 days, the owner can start the process to enforce his lien — or the right to keep a property until debt is paid. Crazy Ray's owner Ray Teaster usually allows more time, and he gives the customer all chances possible to avoid the auction. “We go as long as we can, and usually, it is like 90 days before we even bring one up for auction,” he said. “At that point, we send the customer a cut-lock notice informing the

Auctioning off abandoned storage units, a practice popularized on the TV show "Storage Wars," is a practice alive and well around Athens. JACOB DEMMITT/Staff customer that we’re going to cut their locks and see what’s in the unit.” After the owner contacts the renter numerous times, he then has to run an announcement in the newspaper stating that the units will be auctioned off. In Athens, the notice has to run in the Athens BannerHerald once a week for two consecutive weeks. These laws add to the costs Crazy Ray’s incurs. “We probably spent $150 or so in certified mail and newspaper advertising,” Teaster said. Georgia is among many states trying to update its laws having to deal with storage units. Senate Bill 61, introduced by state Sen. Jesse Stone, would look to allow sending emails to tenants about lien payments and having online auctions. “The Georgia law is generally consistent with the rules and procedures found in these

other states,” said Scott Zucker, legal counsel to the Georgia Self Storage Association. Affiliated with the national Self Storage Association, the Georgia branch works to keep the industry vibrant in the state. According to its mission statement, “The GASSA provides a forum for those interested in the self-storage industry by providing education and training services, networking opportunities, a legislative agenda to protect and improve business interests, while enhancing the image of our profession and increasing the value and profitability of our member’s assets.” Increased popularity The number of people who participate in unit auctions has increased in recent years. People credit that to TV shows such as A&E’s “Storage Wars”

and the spinoff shows based in Texas and New York. Bidders on the units have a strong disdain for the show, believing that with the influx of people, the prices of units go up. “The TV programs have put so much out there about how many deals and things you can find. More people are coming — that affects me that they have raised the prices more,” said Vic Peel, owner of Vic’s Vintage in Athens. “They come out looking for bargains, get caught up in the bidding process, and end up paying way more than the unit is worth.” While Peel is based in Athens, his bidding spans nationally and globally. At about six auctions a year, he goes from Florence, S.C. to New Orleans, as well as Spain and Japan, to find vintage items. “I mainly [look for] chairs if I go to a storage unit and see chairs,

vintage chairs,” he said. “[From the] late ’40s to early ’80s, that is my main thing.” Teaster said he hasn’t seen an increase in the prices of his units due to the show. The storage units still bid in the low hundreds. “Quite frankly, I don’t know if it’s had that much of an impact on us, other than the number of people that show up,” he said. “We probably double in the number of people who show up, but the same people who bought are the same ones buying.” For other businesses, there have been higher recovery rates from the units since the shows started. “The shows have made a huge difference with our auctions,” said Nitesh Sapra, principal of Atlanta area NitNeil Partners. “We use a third-party auctioneer to manage all of our auctions. Before the shows, we averaged about five people per auction and recovered $0.10 on the dollar. Nowadays, we average about 40 people per auction, and our recovery rate has increased to closer to $0.50 to $0.60 on the dollar.” Not in it to bid it The self-service facility business is not the auction business. But with television showing the auctioning process, some businesses are reporting that they have been selling fewer units. “We are seeing more bidders attending and more general interest in the auction process from the show, and now customers really believe that if they do not pay their bill that they will in fact be sold,” said M. Anne

Ballard, who is the president of marketing, training and developmental services for Universal Storage Group. “Interestingly, we sold fewer units in 2012 than in 2011, and I believe this was due to ‘Storage Wars’ educating the general public about the self-storage auctions.” For the storage businesses, the point of an auction is to make back the money that the tenant did not pay in rent. In other words, the parts not seen on television are the real reasons the units are up for bid in the first place. “We prefer our rent — we do not want to auction people’s stuff,” Teaster said. “But we have to have vacant units. We can’t let them be filled and not be collecting any revenue. That would sink the business pretty quick.” Rarely do the auctions make up the money lost by the default payments. In the rare occasions it does, Teaster gives the difference back to the unit’s original tenant. While the auctions are fun to watch despite being nothing like “Storage Wars,” the potential for profit is solely the bidder’s. Owners, such as Teaster, still ultimately lose out. “It’s not our goal to have auctions. We don’t want them,” Teaster said. “We want to collect our rent money. We rarely collect what’s owed on the units. We’re a lot better off if our units are paid for, not auctions. It’s not profitable for us.”

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February 28, 2013 edition of the Red & Black  
February 28, 2013 edition of the Red & Black  

February 28, 2013 edition of the Red & Black