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By Brad Mannion @madbrannion As University of Georgia President Michael Adams leaves his position, Stacie Laplante, a professor in the accounting department in the Terry College of Business, and nine other faculty members in Terry alone will also leave UGA. Bringing her teaching ability to the University of Wisconsin, Laplante — with her husb a n d Mark, a senior lecturer in Terry’s department of LAPLANTE finance and 2012 nominee for Economist Intelligence Unit’s Business Professor of the Year — is looking forward to a “good opportunity for both of [them],” but only just before her tenure at UGA would have gone into effect in fall 2013. “I will not be here in the fall of 2013 because I have taken a job elsewhere,” Laplante said. “It was just an opportunity that arose, and we both thought it was a nice opportunity for us to take.” The nine additional faculty — a combination of tenure-track professors and lecturers — have already been replaced. Laplante said her departure from UGA was not decided based on Adam’s departure. “Essentially, we’re going to break even,” said Daniel Feldman, associate dean for academic affairs. “We lost seven tenure-track faculty, and we hired seven tenure-track faculty. We lost three lecturers, and we [gained up] to three.” See FACULTY, Page 8

A professor of a physiology class plans to use a 3-D video game to teach his students about the effects of Type 2 diabetes.

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Lingering injuries Research shows that concussions from high school football could cause problems later on.

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The University of Georgia is the only SEC school that has more female athletes than male athletes, with 268 women and 266 men. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JAN-MICHAEL CART/Staff

Women athletes outnumber men BY JAMIE GOTTLIEB @jamiegott The University of Georgia may have a reason to celebrate — it’s the only school in the Southeastern Conference to have more female athletes than male. Glada Horvat, the senior associate athletic director for academics and eligibility at the University, said the University has come a long way to expand opportunities for women. “That’s great that we can say that,” she said. “We’ve added a number of sports to try to improve opportunities for women, and obviously we’re doing that.” Of SEC schools, only University of South Carolina is close to breaking even in men’s and women’s athletes, counting 269 women and 278 men. On the opposite end, the University of Missouri has 329 men to 193 women, a difference of 136, while the University of Kentucky (299

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men, 173 women) has a difference of 117, according to 2012 statistics from the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act report. University of Alabama, University of Tennessee, Auburn University, Vanderbilt University and University of Arkansas all have less than a 50 athlete difference. Despite the large disparities in Missouri and Kentucky’s numbers, both can claim to be in compliance with Title IX, which ensures equal opportunity for men and women in every educational program that receives federal funding.  Under Title IX, three options are available to comply with the legislation — proportionality by breakdown of gender, continuing expansion of opportunities or using research to review interest and ability levels of potential student-athletes in recruitment and competition.

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When it comes to HOPE, lottery still missing the numbers BY JAMIE GOTTLIEB @jamiegott Even with the HOPE Scholarship covering 90 percent of his tuition, Josh Barron still needs to work 20 hours a week and take out multiple student loans to pay for school — which he might have avoided if the Georgia Lottery lived up to original legislation. The Georgia Lottery funded Georgia educational programs with $901 million in 2012, but it would have given $1.25 billion if it gave the contribution suggested in original legislation, according to statistics provided by the Georgia Lottery. “I think it’s kind of ridiculous that the Georgia Lottery isn’t giving as much money and HOPE has had to scale back the amount they’re giving to students,” the junior biological sciences major said. “Because really, it’s [the students] who are shouldering the burden, and when they do that, we graduate with more debt.” The Georgia Lottery’s mission is “to maximize revenues for specific education programs,” using entertaining lottery games to do so. As stated in the Georgia Lottery for Education Act, 45 percent of gross ticket sales will be made available as prize money. Meanwhile, “as nearly as practical” to 35 percent will go toward educational

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PLAY, PAGE 6 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 While the lottery has been increasing payouts in dollars to HOPE Scholarship, the percentage of proceeds has been steadily dropping. GRAPHIC BY JAN-MICHAEL CART/Staff programs, such as HOPE and Georgia’s Pre-K Program. David Mustard, an associate economics professor, said “nearly as practical” could mean “just about anything.”

“That’s just vague,” he said. “Lawyers and legislators tend to be vague to give themselves the most flexibility.” See HOPE, Page 3

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AT A GLANCE EITS plans email upgrade Enterprise and Information Technology Services is upgrading the UGA email from Microsoft’s Live@edu to the company’s Office 365 from Aug. 2 -4. Michael Lucas, the Associate CIO of Infrastructure and Research Computing at EITS, said the institutions using Live@edu need to move to Office 365 because Live@edu will be decommissioned. Rachel Moorehead, administrator of UGAMail, said EITS doesn't expect problems

accessing accounts during that weekend, but suggests users not plan email usage on that weekend. The Windows Live IDs are being rebranded into Microsoft IDs. The layout of Office 365 is going to look the same as the email layout besides some rebranding. Office 365 won't work with Internet Explorer 7 and is limited with Office Suite 2003. — Mariana Viera

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Celebrating 25 years of SGA at UGA “Change” was the word speakers could not stray away from when sharing the history of the Student Government Association at the University of Georgia. SGA celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Sunday, with alumni as well as current members in attendance. Tom Cochran starred at the event, being the former SGA adviser who reinstated the student organization in 1988 after being disbanded in 1979. “It’s been a struggle,” Cochran said. “In 1974, student government had change. It was no longer the strong and vibrant organization that students cared about. We went through a period where there was ... neglect, not only with the administration but also the student body.” Former SGA president Josh Delaney, who served from 2010 to 2011, said he is pleased with SGA’s trajectory since he his time in office. “It’s exciting to see the future of SGA and deciding what to think about what the next 25 years hold,” Delaney said. — Kendall Trammell

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Perpetual Groove performs one last time Gary Paulo, a guest member of Perpetual Groove, plays at the Georgia Theatre April 5. This was the band's last show before breaking up. Three members will form a new band called Ghost Owl. The show was sold out as fans took advantage of the chance to see PGroove perform in its hometown. Taylor Craig Sutton/Staff

CRIME NOTEBOOK Officer searches 20-year-old’s phone records, arrests and charges him with DUI of drugs University of Georgia student Ryan Charles Brenner, 20, was arrested and charged with DUI-drugs and failure to obey a traffic control device after he failed to stop at red light. The arresting officer was driving down Baxter Street Saturday at 8:25 p.m., when he saw a white Ford Escape going fast in the opposite direction. As the officer passed the car, he could hear the other car’s engine accelerating, and watched in his mirror as the car went past and did not stop at a red light on Baxter Street. The officer turned on his lights, turned his car around and saw the car pull into a gas station. He saw Brenner trying to walk into the store, and told him to go back to the car. The officer reported that Brenner had “very red and glassy” eyes and there was an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the car. He said that while talking to Brenner, he had to repeat his questions because Brenner’s speech was “mumbled at times.” When asked, Brenner said that he was being pulled over for running the light, but he had sped up to try and make the light before it turned red. The officer asked Brenner to step out of the car and asked how much alcohol he had had and Brenner said none. When asked to do voluntary sobriety tests, Brenner reportedly said his lawyer “advised him not to consent to the evaluations.” He asked the officer what would happen if refused to take the test and the officer told him he would make a decision based on other observations. Brenner then agreed to do the tests. During the

tests, the officer reported not smelling alcohol on Brenner. After the tests, the officer put Brenner in the back of his police car and told him he thought he was under the influence of alcohol. Brenner agreed to a state breath test at the UGA Police Department and blew two samples of 0.000. The officer then requested a blood test and Brenner said he “did not understand why he needed to consent to further testing since he consented to the breath test.” The officer said he was requesting the blood test because he thought Brenner was under the influence of drugs. Brenner said he had only taken over the counter medication and two pills of a prescription antibiotic. Brenner declined the blood test and said he had smoked marijuana recently, but not that day. The officer asked if he would be evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert and Brenner agreed. Another officer performed the evaluation and “formed the opinion that Brenner was under the influence of drugs and less safe to drive.” The arresting officer searched his phone and found messages that “indicated” that he was drinking earlier and “may have access to Xanax pills.” The officer told Brenner he was taking the phone as evidence and would be trying to get a search warrant for the phone. Brenner was then taken to Clarke County Jail. He did not have a comment for The Red & Black. — Kelly Whitmire

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iPad mini stolen while victim was walking her dog A University of Georgia student, 31, was walking her dog Monday at 10 p.m. when a man took her iPad mini out of her hand as she was reading it and ran away. The student told the Athens-Clarke County officer that she was near Oak Hill Drive, and that the man ran towards an apartment building on the same street. The victim described the suspect

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UGA student pulled over in routine traffic stop, places bag of ‘green leafy substance’ on police car University of Georgia student Luke Anthony Mansour, Jr. was pulled over Friday at 1:31 a.m. for failing to have his headlights on when an Athens-Clarke County Police officer noticed he may have been smoking marijuana. The officer said that the “strong odor of marijuana” came from the car when he talked to Mansour and the passenger, another UGA student. The car was searched, but Mansour took out a plastic bag with a “green leafy substance inside” from his

pocket and put it on the hood of the police car. There was no marijuana found inside the vehicle, and Mansour was placed under arrest on charges of possession of marijuana and driving without headlights. He was booked into Clarke County Jail at 2:33 a.m. He declined to comment to The Red & Black.

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HOPE: Percent given decreasing with time ➤ From Page 1 The Georgia Lottery has never given a full 35 percent of its gross ticket sales to the educational programs. In fact, the percentage given each year has declined to as low as 25.3 percent in 2012. When The Red & Black contacted the Georgia Lottery, Tandi Reddick, the lottery’s communications director, replied with links to the about us page and FAQ page. From fiscal years 1994-1999 to fiscal year 2012, the Georgia Lottery has increased its gross ticket sales by $2.02 billion, while the percentage of proceeds given has fallen from 34.3 percent to 25.3 percent, according to statistics provided by the Georgia Lottery. Mustard said if people were to focus on the original legislation that stated 35 percent would go to education, then the lottery isn’t fulfilling its mission. However, if people focus on the term “nearly as practical,” then so far legally, the Georgia Lottery is fulfilling it. “When they passed [HOPE], they didn’t talk about nearly as practical, they just said 35 percent,” he said. “But then coming out of that, especially in the last decade, they’ve talked about 35 percent isn’t really binding. It’s really not practical, so what defines practical? What defines nearly?” Although the percentage of lottery proceeds has declined, the amount given to the State Treasury for educational programs, such as HOPE, has increased each year to its 2012 point of $901 million. Ryan Sichelstiel, a sophomore advertising and graphic communications major from Perry, said high school students aren’t sure if HOPE will be cut in half in the next few years, and the lack of money isn’t necessarily fair to students. “Losing HOPE has always been talked about since I was a high school student,” he said. “But to know that it’s not going out because we’re running out of money necessarily, but

because they’re using the money for things it’s not technically supposed to be used for, is frustrating.” On the Georgia Lottery’s website, it says when the lottery was drafted 20 years ago with a 35 percent target, it represented drawing games rather than the instant scratch-off games. “The ‘as nearly as practical’ language included in the legislation allowed the lottery to be flexible and change with the marketplace,” the website states. Still, $901 million is only 25.3 percent of the gross ticket sales. If the Georgia Lottery were to donate the full 35 percent of lottery proceeds, HOPE would be funded by about $1.25 billion instead. Will Burgess, president of UGA Student Government Association, said that every single dime that can go to students should go to students and anything decreasing those payouts to the students is a “disservice to the state.” “The more money that goes to students, the better is it for the student and the state of Georgia,” he said. “Because HOPE is ultimately an investment.” According to the Georgia Lottery 2012 Financial Statements, 60 percent of gross ticket sales went to prize expense, 8.9 percent of gross ticket sales went to direct gaming expenses and less than 1 percent went to operating expenses, while 25.3 percent went to fund Georgia educational programs. The decrease in percentage of revenue given is a long-term trend, Mustard said. However, he’s unsure how much the percentage will continue to drop. “It’s already dropped from 35 to 25 percent, so what would prevent it from going to 15 or 5 percent,” he said. “Is there any point where the courts would rule that you’d have to at least provide a minimum percentage?” Sichelstiel said the Georgia Lottery’s actions in giving only 25.3 percent to education programs — especially when funding those programs is its mission — reflects poorly on the company.

Even though the Georgia Lottery has awarded more money in recent years, the percent of proceeds given has fallen by nearly 10 percent. Courtesy Robert Donovan “It was made strictly for education purposes, almost an education prize for doing so well throughout high school,” he said. “It’s gonna be a bummer for students who are in high school wanting to come to UGA, and they aren’t sure if HOPE is going to be cut in half.” During the 2012-2013 academic year, 13,500 University students have received the HOPE Scholarship totaling $68,114,130 and 6,138 students have received the Zell Miller Scholarship totaling $44,725,370, said Joseph Boyles, the University coordinator of outreach. Barron said every dollar counts for students, especially those who struggle to “keep up” with rising college tuition and living costs. “To a college student that is trying to focus on making grades and internships and everything else that goes along with preparing yourself for your career, every little bit helps,” he said. “It’s ridiculous [the lottery] would reduce that amount and push more burden and expenses on us.” In fiscal year 2012, about $406.5 million went to HOPE for 178,108 students, according to the Georgia

Student Finance Commission. Jackson Garner, a sophomore international affairs major with a dual enrollment for a masters in public administration from Savannah, said the drop in percentage is a huge difference in funding and is significant for many students. “For example, it would by a $400 difference per semester for me if I didn’t have the [Zell B. Miller Scholarship] and that’s somewhat of a financial burden on my family,” he said. In response to the need for more funds for HOPE, the Georgia legislation passed the Video Lottery Terminal bill, which will give five percent of its revenue to the Georgia Lottery. Sichelstiel said he still appreciates all that the Georgia Lottery and HOPE gives him. “They’re doing their best I guess,” he said. “When I found out I had 90 percent of tuition paid for coming into college — that’s not a lot, but it’s a lot more than what I thought I could have.”

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SGA focuses on First Year Odyssey Seminar mentors By Kendall Trammell @KendallTrammell Freshman year can be difficult, and the Student Government Association wants to give first-years at the University of Georgia somebody to lean on. Outside of having a strong relationship with their professors, SGA Vice President Marshall Mosher said it is important for first-year students to have the opportunity to have a relationship with an upperclassman. He said the best place to start is the First Year Odyssey Seminars program. “The idea is to have these FYOS classes have peer mentors which would be usually upperclassmen undergraduates that have had some kind of experience with first-years or doing some sort of mentoring with first years,” said the senior biology, psychology and economics major from Johns Creek. He also said the peer mentors will act as assistants to professors by addressing needs and helping to make sure that these courses’ curriculums are standard. “Some of the problems we’ve heard with some of the FYOS classes [are] that some of the curriculum is not as standardized as it could be,” Mosher said. “Some first-years are having extremely difficult classes, while some firstyears are having extremely easy classes.” Mosher said SGA is working with the vice president of instruction office to create a formal training process which would help teach potential peer mentors how to work with first-year students. Potential men-

tors would take this course before applying for the position. SGA Treasurer Anush Vinod, a senior finance major from Marietta, said that the professors SGA has spoken with about this potential implementation have perceived it as being a positive contribution to FYOS classes. “It’s just helping make sure the professors understand the classroom dynamics between the three parts: the professor, the mentor, the students,” Vinod said. Marcus Fechheimer, a cellular biology professor and the originator of the idea for FYOS courses, has taught freshman seminar classes both with and without peer mentors. He said that he thinks first-year students will not openly engage with peer mentors until after they have built relationships. “I think that just having a pool of peer advisors spread over a bunch of seminars — I don’t think it will work,” he said. “I think that the peer adviser sort of has to get to know the students and they build a report, and then the students will open up and see this person as a resource and ask them questions.” Taylor Harrell, a freshman scientific illustrating major from St. Marys, said she would not have minded to have a peer mentor in her FYOS course this year. “I think it’d be really beneficial to have one, just to have someone to guide them [students],” Harrell said. “Teachers can sometimes be intimidating.”

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Keep Univ.’s mental health services strong A recent Red & Black article reports that the number of people who receive treatment from Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) at the University Health Center has increased by 30 percent the past year. We find it comforting that more students are showing faith in the mental health professionals who are here to serve our campus. Not so comforting, however, is the consequence of the increased CAPS attendance rate — an extended waiting list. The report quotes a student who had attended CAPS, but recently stopped, citing scheduling struggles. According to the student, she was forced to switch counselors because her counselor’s schedule was too full. This is a bad sign. Health services such as CAPS were begun in part to prevent catastrophes that have plagued the U.S. in recent years. The past several decades have been contaminated with reports of mass shootings, many of which occur as the brutal backlash of individuals suffering from mental health problems. Like you, we’ve heard the stories of young adults in a college setting who pursued help from a school’s mental health professionals before committing heinous crimes against others or themselves. Sometimes these psychiatry centers work to no avail, but an enhanced effort must be made. With all the coverage we’ve devoted this year to the present dangers of mental health issues and shootings, we find it discomforting to think the next potential threat may be asked to call back or reschedule because of a staff shortage. We fully appreciate that many of the cases that go through CAPS may seem less severe, focusing on teapot tempests like relationship problems or study stress, but ignoring these issues can further exacerbate what seem at first to be small problems. When 12,000 to 15,000 cases pass through CAPS’s doors annually, it isn’t easy to find — or afford — enough mental health professionals who are available at all times for students. But this is one service that can’t be compromised. Not in this era. —Benjamin Wolk for the editorial board

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girl slowly rose and made her way toward the door. This time she left her dignity behind. Following her out the door was a faint chorus of meows. It is often said that college is about balance — you need to balance your studies, but also maintain a social life. There will be times when downtown lures you in with it’s vast array of bars, discount deals and promising fried food after long nights out. However, no one should have to witness the messy aftermath. As long as you’re responsible when you drink and know your limits, you won’t have to worry about making a fool of yourself. You discover a lot in college, and in the process it’s important to learn from mistakes and be wise enough not to repeat them. So after a fun night downtown, make an effort to sleep in your bed and set an alarm for your class the next day. Also, be sure to wash off the whiskers. —Avery Sechrest is a freshman from Marietta majoring in journalism

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liked her. However, we are different enough that the situation could have ended just like my stay at Brumby. In our room, the first thing that catches your eye is the stark difference. My side is always in perfect order, down to the last wrinkle in my zebra-print bedspread. Her side is an explosion of color and everything happy — like the contents of my dream house condensed into one (very) small space. She even has a makeshift kitchen in our room, complete with mini fridge and spice rack. Mary and I also have very different sleep cycles. By “different,” I mean I go to

bed between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m. every night, while she opts for quite a bit later. Despite our biorhythmic run-ins and room maintenance differences, I find that Mary is more than a good roommate — she has become a close friend. It is amazing that two complete strangers can be thrust into the same bubble and walk away best friends. After my first roommate left, I felt disappointed — like I had somehow “failed” because things didn’t work out. However, I gathered the courage to move out of Brumby and into 1516. It was a scary risk, but well worth taking. The chance I took forced me to open up, and confront one of the first adult challenges of college life. —Claudia Benson is a freshman from Dunwoody majoring in internatinal affair and German

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mokers get a bad rap nowadays. Generally speaking, smoking — if only by the illusion of what the law designates as cigarette-friendly territory — has become a clandestine activity. And smokers, especially among their non-smoking friends, might sometimes feel a bit like pariahs. All of this — the taboo against cigarette smokers — I think is unnecessarily harsh. Yet, smoking is admittedly deleterious to both individual and public health, and most anti-tobacco efforts are something I condone. Could those antitobacco efforts be backfiring, though? The social and health fronts of cigarette smoking have become entangled, producing an unusual effect. Recently, I began to notice a resurgence of smoking in films — resurgence to a degree I found notable. The movie that most comes to mind is “Skyfall,” in which we see the stunning Bérénice Marlohe, in profile, elegantly leaning against a parapet, cigarette in hand. Looking for more evidence on the topic, I found smoking in “Rango,” “Gangster Squad,” “Django Unchained” and “On the Road.” While the increasing depictions of smoking in film do not necessarily point to a resurgence of cigarette use, they do entail its re-glamorization. And the more society insists that smoking is undesirable, the more lighting up will be seen as an act of non-conformism. Basically, the draw of smoking as being “cool” — the practice of rugged outdoorsmen, coolly-aloof intellectuals and femme fatales everywhere — is still very much alive. We understand beyond a doubt that tobacco kills. By now it is, and more or less always has been, a matter of tackling its image. On one hand, smoking leads to social condemnation, but on the other to a feeling of rebellion and cool. Perhaps, the more public health initiatives berate smoking, the more symbolic it becomes. Smoking, it seems, is destined to retain its cool. —Luben Raytchev is a junior from Marietta majoring in biology and English

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META-THUMB RETURNS: My, we’re feeling optimistic this week: thumbs up across the board. Maybe it’s all the warm weather — summer and even more sun-dappled days are straight ahead. Shut your books, throw on some too-short shorts and get outdoors for awhile.

REDNECK GOLF CLUB: This weekend is the Masters Tournament. Of the thousands of preppy golf-goers, approximately one will be named Bubba. But he’s our Bubba, darn it, and he’s the defending champion. Here’s hoping the Bulldog can do it again — and that the tightwads at the National let him bring his hovercraft golf cart.

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Less is more: Consumers reap benefits of conscientious buys

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common idea in modern psychosocial theory is that the presence of many options (regardless of the commodity in question) may seem appealing, but in reality causes stress and apprehension. Many psychologists believe (and have the research to support) that having too many choices can be detrimental to our ability to achieve happiness and fulfillment in terms of our decisions. This alarming conundrum, especially in a modern world of near-limitless possibilities, can give rise to an intriguing opportunity for consumers. With so much variety when it comes to our food, phones, shoes, cars, houses and so on there comes the opportunity to investigate products. By utilizing the wealth of available information on the internet, we can determine which products and brands are and are not up to snuff. In order to navigate this landscape and function well in the free market, we need to determine our own personal criteria for choosing products, and in doing so, determine our own values and moral compass. In 1973, groups began a boycott of Nestlé. Concerned consumers had discovered that Nestlé was using manipulative advertising in third world countries to profit on their baby formula product. Nestlé workers would go into villages and offer new mothers free samples of the formula, a seemingly generous gesture that almost no one refused. Then, because the mothers were no longer breastfeeding, their ability to produce milk would end. At this point, the free samples stopped and Nestlé began to charge the impoverished villagers for the survival of their infants. Currently, the boycott still exists, and Nestlé has not ceased such practices in many developing nations throughout the world. Now, should you be working your way through the supermarket and come across the baking isle, confronted with eighteen varieties of similarly-priced semi-sweet chocolate morsels, would the Nestlé brand still be an option?

Katlyn Firkus

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I won’t argue that you absolutely shouldn’t consider it, but with what you now know, it should be more difficult to ignore the company’s morally reprehensible actions. With 17 other varieties available, you are empowered to hold companies to a standard. You can evaluate a product not only upon its taste or functionality, its color or materials, but on the impact of its production. Consumer awareness is an undertaking that can narrow your options and decrease your stress, but positively influence the practices of major industries. Yes, this is a very idealistic interpretation of the world, and no, your one bag of chocolate chips will not save the lives of infants in rural Africa. However, the argument of limited influence has little logical weight when you are faced with a multiplicity of incredibly similar choices. It will take research and, depending on how much you care to know, it will take time. That time goes into a movement, though; it goes into a mentality that is trying to penetrate the complacency of our day. That moment you are willing to devote to understanding your goods and buying them conscientiously are moments donated to bringing about moral practices in business. Make the right choices. In the grocery store, on Amazon or during your weekly jaunt to Target, make decisions based on more than the color of the label or shape of the bottle. Exercise your right to knowledge — you might even improve your mental health by eliminating a few pesky options. —Katlyn Firkus is a freshman from Conyers majoring in psychology and communications studies

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Pondering life’s purpose leads to growth

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o you, my friends, I beg the question, “Why?”, and do not respond immediately, but simply meditate upon this worthy question. The only Truth I can always see is change. Let us ask ourselves this delicately expansive question; it’s one of infinite possibilities, but it’s the examination of the diverse collection of answers that may give us a clue. Why then are we here — with our pains and our problems, our losses, our gains? Why must we swim against the tides of war and between the raging hurricanes of all the named and unnamed tyrants? Are we here because the cruelty of life makes its rewarded affection that much sweeter? Or do we exist because the sounds of battle drums inspire the gentlest music of the angels within us? I think these aren’t reasons, but reactions to a process — the process of the human experience. We exist because it is a divine gift just to perceive this world; it is a gift that we have the hands and the minds to construct the magnificence we long for within it. We are all as children, learning and growing. Our collective mind has not developed to its full potential. This global mind can, and in time will, become the object of a new renaissance which will manifest into universal love. So enjoy the guidance of whatever religion you choose, but I beg you not to become your religion. I say this because literal religion has become a concrete system within society that is abused by the notion that religion is law. Literally interpreted and forceful religion is the industry of war and the lock on the door of soulful progressivism; it’s just too easy to manipulate multitudes of fearful people with their faces in black and white books and their asses to the world. If you’re looking for spiritual change in the world, religion should be treated like a wine tasting: it’s all from the same fruit and there’s an impressive variety of flavors you can sample — and by the end of the party, you’ll be having a pretty good time. So my answer to “Why?” is, “So

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we can try to taste it all.” So who in their right mind honestly suggests that we keep doing what we’ve been doing for millennia? Who truly says that we should be afraid and judge our brothers and sisters across the world? The fools tell us to hate the body we stare at in the mirror. The ignorant instruct us to be insecure and fearful — like yapping dogs with their tails between their legs. The dumb tell you to lock your doors and pick up your guns and be mortified by chance, by boldness and by love. But I will not follow them anymore. I cannot continue to be a part of a collective mentality in which we throw ourselves to the dogs within us, crawl to the chains of superfluous desire. I will not fear the climb to compassion. I will love what it means to be alive. I will keep talking, challenging, addressing, learning, thinking, arguing and I will continue to shake my head at the super-ego that is strict interpretation. The human experience is an artistic experiment; it is a chance to create and admire beauty. Mahatma Gandhi instructs us to “be the change you want to see in the world,” so am I insane to believe things can become better through self-change? Let us awaken to something brighter; let us share a common truth through the beautiful kaleidoscope that is human and divine perception. Let us answer the question of “Why?” by opening our minds and hearts. Let us not be afraid of compassion and change — the noblest of truths. —Charles Drury is a freshman from Madison majoring in English education

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Americans must relearn patriotic duties

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uly 4, 1776, a day when in the course of human events, it became necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which connected them to another. The people were the American people. They were bonded to a tyrant, a king who violated the God-given rights of man. War was inevitable, but the War of Independence was not the American Revolution. No, the Revolution did not begin with the Boston Tea Party. The “shot heard round the world” at Lexington was not the starting gun. John Adams wrote in 1818 that, “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.” It began years before a shot was ever fired, as a moral movement of the people. The writings of men like John Locke, who wrote about the natural rights of life, liberty and property and Baron de Montesquieu, who gave our forefathers the concept of separation of powers, caused a shift in the colonists’ ideology. Truly, Adams was and is right. Revolution occurs in the hearts and minds of the people. The moral and ideological movements of the 1700s are what caused the signers of the Declaration and the American people to declare and recognize that it was their right, their duty, to throw off such government as the British monarchy. The cannons were loaded, so to speak, the Declaration was the spark and the American patriot would be the gunner. A war had to be won. But this war would be vastly different from any war fought before or since. It was not a flexing of military might — it was merely what it is chronicled as, the War of Independence.

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Guest Columnist Today we are fighting the War to End Dependence on this government, and put the power back in the hands of the people as was our forefathers’ wishes. Daniel Webster prophetically wrote, “... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be... from the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing.” It is true that we are the land of the free,

but that is only because we are the home of the brave. If we wish to maintain our freedom we must entrust its care to no one but ourselves. We have created a vacuum by not being responsible as individuals and expecting government to fill the void. We have forfeited control of several facets of our lives as citizens. By and large, the bureaucracy and not the private sector runs our health care, economy, environment and education system. We are free in this nation, but not from personal responsibility or consequences. So, we must have a new revolution in the hearts and minds of the American people. We must re-realize our obligations as citizens, and hold our officials accountable as responsible delegates rather than unaccountable royalty.

— Rebel Lord is a freshman from Dublin majoring in political science and anthropology

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Cross-protective flu vaccine developed by UGA researcher Jeanette Kazmierczak @sciencekaz Your doctor, your mother and your roommate nag you about getting your flu shot every year, but if Biao He has anything to say about it, you may only need it every so often instead. He, a professor of infectious diseases and a Georgia Research Alliance distinguished investigator, and his team have discovered a new way of targeting flu vaccines that may save scientists from having

to develop a yearly vaccine and may save patients their annual visit to the clinic to get a shot. Instead of trying to teach the immune system to target quicklychanging surface proteins, He developed a method to target nucleoproteins, which are a necessary part of a virus’ replication machinery. Because the function of these proteins is so crucial, they don’t change much, He said. Trials in mice have shown He’s vaccine to

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be 100 percent effective against H1N1 — swine flu — and 60 percent against H5N1 — avian flu. The protein used to develop the vaccine was from H5N1, proving its ability to cross-protect. “If it is such a simple, straightforward thing, why haven’t people tried it before or what is so special about us that we can do this,” He said. “You have to ask yourself, because we all have limited time and resources, which project you want to pursue and for us it is somewhat serendipitous because we’ve got this really nice vector system we have been developing.” He’s delivery system for the vaccine uses PIV5, a common canine virus responsible for kennel cough. It is related to the viruses that cause measles, mumps and Newcastle disease virus of chickens. “One health, that’s the one thing we’ve been talking about a lot. If you think about the flu, all this pandemic flu didn’t really come out of humans, it comes out of some kind of animal,” He said. “In many emerging diseases they’re emerging out of somewhere. If it’s in humans already we don’t really call it emerging we call it reemerging, like mumps virus.” Mass production using the PIV5 as a vector for flu antibodies is more effective in some cases than growing the proteins in chicken eggs, which was the method used to develop the vaccine for H1N1. The traditional method also requires the origi-

University of Georgia researcher Biao He is working to develop a flu vaccine which could protect against many strains of the flu virus. Courtesy UGA Public Affairs nal virus. “The way we make the vaccine, we can vaccinate for those strands right now once we know the sequence,” He said. “We don’t need the original virus to make the vaccine. That’s what we’re doing right now.” He said another benefit of this approach is that it provides broad spectrum immunity. He said while he wasn’t aware of all of the details of the H7N9 outbreak in China, the nucleoproteins used by that strain may be similar enough to the ones used by H1N1 and H5N1 to hopefully provide protection. “With this new outbreak in China and as you can see there is a lot of potential danger coming out of the flu field,” He said. “So we have those kinds of vaccines, [which] can be broadly effective [and] would be advantageous because what if the new flu strain quickly spread, you don’t have a way to control it because you have to grow those virus and do attenuation or [inacti-

vation] and that takes a lot of time.” He compared traditional flu vaccination methods to playing soccer. “You’ve got a soccer ball with spikes on it — red and blue ones. If our body and immune system recognizes the red and blue spikes, you see a ball with red and blue spikes and you kick it away,” He said. “The virus gets smarter and they change. What if you saw the red spike had blue polka dot and the blue spike had white polka dots. Then you see it and your body says, ‘I’m not sure we should kick it away.’” Marshall Jenkins, a sophomore journalism major from Forsyth, said he gets his flu shot every year but thought a less regular vaccination schedule might be good. “I think that would help the people who are questioning it. It might sway them towards getting it. I can see how that’s a problem — well, not really — but I can see how people would see how that’s annoying

to get it every year,” he said. Mark Ebell, an associate professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, focuses on clinical epidemiology. “If successful, this would be a real step forward for patients, who might not have to have a flu shot every year,” Ebell wrote in an email to The Red & Black. “This could also potentially increase coverage in the population, and facilitate ‘herd immunity’ that would slow the spread of the infection.” He said the vaccine is probably still 10 years away from being available for distribution. The next step for testing is in ferrets and they will start looking for potential industry partners when they reach the pre-clinic phase. “As scientists, as much as we’d like to develop a new vaccine, if at the end of the day if it’s not safe it does no good for anyone,” He said.

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Trying to get students interested in the inner workings of the human body is difficult these days, especially considering what teachers are up against — Angry Birds is so distracting, after all. Scott Brown, a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is working on new classroom material that he says he hopes will get students involved in the same way video games do. “One critical part of all of this is you have to have high quality material. These students are used to seeing on their X-Box at home high-quality graphics and they like those high-quality graphics,” Brown said. “We certainly don’t want to make another X-Box game but if we can produce something that utilizes the same basic approach I think we can engage these students in a very positive way.” Brown and his team have received $525,000 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to develop an interactive learning game over the next five years to teach undergraduates about the functions of the urinary and cardiovascular systems. Specifically, they will be designing interactive, 3D material for Elements of Physiology (VPHY 3100/3100H), which Brown said has around 250 students a semester, ranging from pre-medicine to pre-veterinary and pre-dental. The game will use research projects and case studies to teach students what the urinary and cardiovascular systems look like when they are working correctly, as well as when they are not.

Brown said he was particularly interested in getting students to understand the effects of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. “It’s a really important problem. There’s all this enthusiasm now that the obesity epidemic has plateaued, if you look at the proportion of people who are obese it’s actually sort of flat now. But one could easily make the argument it’s flat because it couldn’t get much worse,” Brown said. “They say that one in four of us — that is people here now — one in four young people will develop severe obesity and Type 2 diabetes.” Brown and his team will test students who BROWN have not used the interactive materials at the beginning of the five-year project. Then they will sample students at the end who do have access to it to see how their understanding of the material differs. Brown and James Moore, a professor of large animal medicine, are both content advisers for the project. Brown said while they are both professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine, there are not too many differences between animal systems and our own. Brown said developing these materials has been a learning process for him as well. “When we first started working with computer programmers and artists there was a whole other set of jargon or acronyms that people use. They would talk about the HUD — which of course means heads up display — but the first time someone said ‘HUD’

everybody but the scientists knew what they were talking about,” he said. Once there is a product, Brown said it would probably be licensed by IS3D — Interactive Science in Three Dimensions — a UGA startup that also develops life-science related learning materials. Brown and Moore are both on the board. “There are only a handful of textbook producers and it’s very difficult to get involved in the area. They basically own all of the textbooks. They provide most of the kindergarten through 12th grade classroom material,” Brown said. “So we thought that if we were able to develop a company that commercialized our software, or any materials that were developed for educational use, that we might be able to gain more attention because we think our interactive, three-dimensional materials are far superior to textbooks for teaching students about science.” The project will involve disciplines ranging from medical illustration — Moore said they have hired one illustrator specifically for this project — to computer science. Anna Burrell, a high school theater teacher from Fayetteville, said her introductory biology class had an e-book instead of a textbook. While it was not an interactive platform, Burrell said she could imagine how useful that format would be for science education. “I’m a very kinesthetic learner,” she said. “I have to do things in order to understand them. That would have been really helpful.”

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Rushing fireball may be used as tool in CO2 cleanup, scientists say By Jeanette Kazmierczak @sciencekaz Off the coast of Sicily, near Vulcano Island, there is a bed of hot springs about 10 feet below sea level. Those hot springs are home to the microorganism Pyrococcus furiosus, also known as “the rushing fireball.” A research team at the University of Georgia led by Mike W. W. Adams, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and microbiology, has hope that someday the rushing fireball may help use some of the CO2 in the atmosphere by turning it into biofuel. Adams and his team have already shown in previous research that the rushing fireball can be altered to create 3-hydroxypropionic acid, which is a chemical used industrially in everything from acrylics to carpet and latex. He said he hopes to further manipulate the organism to produce sugars for biofuel by altering its DNA. “One of the innovations is this idea of sort of exploiting temperature to control microbial processes, which is really sort of what this paper is about. And at the same time convert-

An anaerobic chamber which scientists use to work with the microorganism Pyrococcus furiosus, also known as “the rushing fireball.” jeanette kazmierczak/Staff ing this microbe that doesn’t usually metabolize carbon dioxide — or assimilate, take up carbon dioxide — to do so and do something useful,” Adams said. Hydrogen will act as a fuel source for the production of sugars in the rushing fireball. Plants use sunlight in photosynthesis, but the problem there is ADAMS the sugars get locked up in complex forms, which makes them hard to break down for fuel. Adams said one of the ways he sees future uses of this technology is in places where other

methods of CO2 cleanup would be difficult. “On one level it’s renewable in the sense the CO2 you put in is converted to a fuel, theoretically, and when you burn the fuel you regenerate that CO2 — as opposed to taking oil and burning gasoline and releasing CO2 that was never there in the first place,” Adams said. “And that’s true, except that we come back to the hydrogen gas. Where are you going to get that from? Like I said you get that from natural gas. Well what’s that? It’s a fossil

fuel and so in generating the hydrogen you generate carbon dioxide from the methane. So the whole process is not ‘carbon neutral.’” Robert Kelly, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at North Carolina State University, said he has worked with Adams on this and other projects for the past 25 years. His part of the research focused on Metallosphaera sedula, the organism whose CO2 fixing gene the researchers borrowed to add to the rushing fireball — it can also use uranium as an energy source. “The number of microbes that can be genetically engineered is rather limited on the scale of things. We were fortunate to develop such a system from this rushing fireball a few years ago and that’s what we’ve sort of capitalized on here,” Adams said. Kelly said some of the challenges are in developing the process to a level where production is feasible. “People are always talking about, ‘Does it work?’ And the answer is yes. But does it matter? We’re trying to figure that out. We’re in the ‘does it matter part,’” Kelly said.

“Another way Mike and I talk about this is that we first try to make drops and now we try to make kilos.” Matt Keller, a graduate student in Adams’ lab, is the first author on the study funded by the U. S. Department of Energy. He said the neat thing about this

research was getting the organism to do what they wanted without too many synthetic processes. “I’m really just interested in deploying the chemistry that nature is able to do," Keller said.

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Testing long-term effect of concussions from football By Maria Torres @tomariadpilar Doug Terry, a thirdyear Ph.D. student in clinical psychology, and others in the University of Georgia psychology department are studying the effects of those concussions in an experiment he said they hope to finish by the time August rolls around. “This is a global health problem,” the Long Island, N.Y. native said. “The most common way to get a concussion is a sportsrelated injury. I’ve worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and now concussions are becoming an increasingly big concern. There’s almost panic in parents who have children — and children themselves, these days — related to if you get a concussion, what that’s going to mean later in life.” Their research is based on a study released last fall by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, which found that NFL players are at a higher risk of dying from complications with TERRY neurodegenerative diseases than the average population. Concussions, Terry said, are a probable link to deaths caused by neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. “What we’re seeing in the NFL players is that they might have gotten a concussion and they recovered,” he said. “But then, 40 years later, they’re getting Alzheimer’s at higher rates or they have memory issues more so than people without concussions.” So, along with Stephen Miller, a professor in the department of psychology and the director of the BioImaging Research Center, Terry decided to test the NIOSH conditions in a way that would make the results less exclusive. He revamped his initial experiment so that there was a greater time lapse between sustaining a concussion and the after effects of the injury. This time, he wanted to test men in the age range of 40 to 65 who had, while playing football in high school, got a concussion. Last year, Terry

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University of Georgia football player Kosta Vavlas is tended to by trainers and coaches after receiving a hit at the G-Day game on April 6. taylor craig sutton/Staff tested the effects of concussions on UGA rugby players. The results were not surprising, he said. “The guys were still in college, so they had had concussions and recovered from those concussions for at least six months,” he said. “We scanned them and did all of these different memory tasks. In that study, the young rugby players didn’t have any issues related to the concussions they had sustained.” Miller, Terry’s mentor, said there is a possibility concussions at a young age can cause

some cognitive changes that aren’t detected because of the injured person’s “top health.” “If subtle damage or change occurred, over time it may have either an effect that can no longer be overcome by youth and high health, or an effect that worsens over time, to the point that 20 or more years later it begins to show up,” Miller said. “Of course, a third possibility is that having a series of concussions when you are young has no effect on you when in your 50s and 60s.” To test those conclusions, Terry and company have combined memory tests and functional magnet-

ic resonance imaging scans. Patrick Curry, a second-year athletic training Master’s student from Durham, Conn., is a UGA athletic trainer who has seen all the concussions sustained by University athletes in the last two years. He introduced Terry to a system, the “NeuroCom Balance Manager,” that can test the effects of concussions. The benefits of using that machine in addition to the psychological tests Terry runs, Curry said, is that it has more capability than a general assessment.

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FACULTY: Female retention aided by changes ➤ From Page 1 Other big colleges on campus, like Terry, will face faculty loss. And as Terry will lose none through retirement, many of UGA’s colleges — including the School of Public and International Affairs — will lose faculty through resignation. Robert Grafstein, associate dean of SPIA, said numbers concerning faculty loss cannot yet be discussed. “I can’t give [out] that list yet because some of it’s still under negotiation,” Grafstein said. From Adams’ time at UGA, the retention rate of many tenured and tenure-track faculty has remained about the same. After his first year at UGA — 1997 -1998 —, there were 1,783 full-time faculty members and a tenure rate at 73.69 percent. In 2012, there were 1,735 full-time professorial faculty members and a tenure rate of 73.7 percent. This number may not reflect an accurate retention rate of faculty because faculty members who are not granted tenure oftentimes decide to leave for an opportunity to gain it elsewhere. “It’s funny because I think — in a well-run department — if someone is not going to get tenure, then the head of your department will basically counsel you to seek employment elsewhere,” Laplante said. “I do know people who have known they probably wouldn’t get tenure, and so they have chosen to go somewhere else voluntarily.” In an interview with The Red & Black, Adams said he realized the negative effects faculty loss can have on UGA. “I regret [when] anybody who’s good, and I’ll take your word for it, desires to leave us,” Adams said. “We have set aside a considerable amount of money to make counter-offers when people have had other offers.” In Terry’s accounting department, Laplante said there are nine tenured faculty members, five on tenure-track and seven not on tenure-track at this time, including lecturers and some of the instructors. Speculation as to what may discourage faculty from staying could be the result of better offers from other universities, said Janet Frick, outgoing chair for the University Council human resources committee and associate professor of psychology. “I know the fact that UGA has not had any system-wide raises in at least five years is hurting everybody,” Frick said, “and the best guaranteed way to get a raise is to get a job offer from another institution, but if you go through the trouble of applying for other faculty positions, you may decide that the grass is greener.” Adams told The Red & Black that he has sought

changes in how the system for raises work with UGA professors. “We’ve been successful in retaining 75 or 80 percent of the people that we wanted to retain thus far,” he said. “But we can’t continue to not have raise rules long term, and have it impact us negatively. I’ve made that pitch to people that matter ‘til I’m both red in the face and blue in the face.” But money may not be a reason across the board. As faculty has seen a steady decrease — approximately a 0.34 percent drop since 2006 — staff at UGA has experienced an increase of 1.87 percent, or 51 new employees, in the same amount of time. However, Duane Ritter, deputy director of human resources, said there is no observable pattern of faculty loss and staff gain. And in SPIA, Grafstein said there seems to be a change in the pattern of faculty employment. “I think if you took into account this current year,” Grafstein said, “[the number of faculty] seems to be growing.” The gender ratio of faculty members is also something considered in regard to Adams’ time at UGA. According to the UGA Office of Institutional Research, between the 2006 to 2012 school years, there has been an average of approximately one female full-time faculty member for every two male faculty members — the average percentage at roughly 32.6 percent. Faculty members at UGA, with respect to this data, are considered to include professors, associate professors, assistant professors and instructors. Speculation behind the low numbers of female employees states that it could be the result of “UGA [not offering] maternity leave in addition to the federal Family Medical Leave Act, subsidized child care or Spousal Employment Assistance to any current/ prospective faculty,” according to a 2009 article from The Red & Black. But UGA has progressed in the past four years in helping faculty with these problems. “On childcare, there is greater availability of campus-affiliated childcare now than there was a few years ago because...there are now two campus affiliated childcare centers,” Frick said. “Getting increased access to campus childcare was an important thing, and that is something that we’ve accomplished.” Similar to a lack of subsidized childcare, UGA also lacked a maternity or parental leave policy — unlike neighboring schools such as the University of Florida. But Adams has made a greater effort and aims to see the administration continue reform in these areas.

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Fans will be able to stand on Gillis Bridge, overlooking Sanford Stadium, during the Jason Aldean concert Saturday. The view may not be ideal though. file/Staff

Gameday security for Aldean show By Mariana Viera @mbviera At Saturday's Jason Aldean concert, the University of Georgia police Department will follow a security plan similar to any football Saturday. Eric Gattiker, a UGA Police deputy chief, said there would be slight alterations to the plan, but for the most part, people should expect something familiar. “We have similar set up — it’ll be a little bit different because we’re talking about a concert instead of a football game,” he said. “We’re pretty much setting it up like you have any given Saturday in the fall when Georgia has a home game.” UGA Chief of Police Jimmy Williamson said officers will be pulled from UGA PD and other agencies to help with security concerns and crowd management. At home football games, UGA also has help from outside police departments, mainly Athens-Clarke County Police. An important change in Gameday routines, Williamson said, is accessibility of Gillis Bridge — the bridge overlooking Sanford Stadium. This bridge is normally closed off during football games, but as long as overcrowding doesn't occur, fans are welcome to hang out on the bridge during the concert. However, they may be disappointed with the view. “The way the stage is set up, there won’t be any way to view the concert from there. But they would be wel-

come to stand in those areas and listen,” Williamson said. “If there were keen issues with crowding, if we thought it was getting too overcrowded, then we may limit it.” Gattiker said that UGA Police will set up areas with restricted vehicle access. Once all of the parking areas are mostly full, a perimeter will go up around Sanford Stadium to limit unnecessary vehicle traffic in that area. Police will also direct traffic before and after the concert to keep things as safe and orderly as possible. These measures are being taken to protect the pedestrians on their way to the stadium from any drivers who may be traveling through the area, Gattiker said. Lilly Mulvey, a freshman biology major, said she thought these shifts with roads were a good precaution. “I know that during concerts and things like that, drivers aren’t as cautious as they normally are, so it can be dangerous,” Mulvey said. “They should definitely block off the roads leading to the stadium.” These restrictions may alter route times, Gattiker said, so drivers should expect delays. “We just want to remind everybody that this is a large event for us in April, and that when the event is over with at around 11 p.m., we’ll direct traffic, and to take that into consideration when they’re making travel plans,” Gattiker said.

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Greek-teasing Twitter feeds met with mixed reactions By Marena Galluccio @MarenaGalluccio

A photo taken from the Total Frat Move website, named ‘Hallway long slip ’n slide TFM.’ Courtesy TFM

The best and the worst of what fraternities and sororities may have to offer are being published online through a pair of stereotype-enforcing Twitter accounts. Total Frat Move and Total Sorority Move are websites with a presence across social media. The sites’ accounts focus on the humor of college students in a fraternity or a sorority, said W. Ross Bolen, director of con-

tent for TotalFratMove. com and the author of the TFM book. “There was a unique brand of humor that existed in college within Greek life and it had not been presented in a main stream fashion where everybody would appreciate it,” Bolen said. “We try to take everything and make it as funny as possible with the angle of our specific brand of humor in mind, which is the mind of a fraternity or sorority member in college.” Both sites are

regarded in different esteem by readers. Alli Dickinson, a freshman biological sciences major from Grayson, said she thought TSM was funny. “I think it’s funny, and it’s actually true because sorority and Greek life is actually a culture of their own way,” Dickinson said. “I think that Greek life continually changes, so I hope [TSM] keep doing what they are doing, but changing with the changing Greek life.” But not everyone

believed that TFM or TSM present the best side of Greek life. “I don’t understand why they choose to write about that to reflect upon Greek life. I feel like the topics they choose on reflect upon that negative life,” said Jessica Garber, a junior at Illinois State University from Chicago, and creator of Actual Sorority Move. Garber said that she thought it was sad that members, even those involved in Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils, would post inappropriate ideas on TFM and TSM. She created ASM in November 2012 in response to the negative stereotypes of “sorority girls,” according to the website. “I personally feel that once you make that commitment to join the organization it gives you a greater purpose in life and strive to be a better version of yourself,” she said. Since November, ASM gained 900 Facebook followers and over 1,300 followers on Twitter. By posting more positive tweets, Garber said sorority members can connect across the nation. Those of TFM and TSM said they acknowledged that people are divided on what the sites produce, Bolen said. “It’s a very polarizing website and people either love it or hate it. There are very few people in between. And I think if you hate it, then you’re taking it too seriously,” Bolen said. But TFM has responded to ASM with a column that included the incorporation of “ASM posts,” or posts that made fun of what ASM stands for.

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Country child steps into bigger spotlight By Andrew Plaskowsky The Red & Black Thomas Rhett is a country music superstar in the making. The 23 year old is signed to Big Machine Label Group, the label that houses country legends Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw. He is friends with Luke Bryan, wrote Jason Aldean’s single “1994,” and will perform in Aldean’s upcoming stadium tour. Rhett released his self-titled debut EP in 2012 and will release his debut LP this summer. Rhett grew up in the same house as another country artist. The pressure of calling Rhett Akins “Dad” might sound overwhelming, but Rhett didn’t see it that way. “In the beginning, there was some pressure just because I hadn’t done a lot of things yet,” he said. “As time went on, as my dad and I worked on songs together and got tracks together for other artists, it really just took the pressure off. He led me into the music business, and he’s just one of my biggest supporters no matter what.” Rhett has a wide assortment of musical influences from Frank Sinatra to Aretha Franklin, but his main inspiration at the beginning of his career was Eric Church. “I’ve always been a humongous Eric Church fan,” he said. “A lot of songwriters love Eric since he is one of the best songwriters and artists, for sure. I really admire him and love watching him play shows. He’s been a huge idol for me, and that’s helped me go along with this process.” Rhett joked about pushing the boundaries

Thomas Rhett will play a blend of country with Jason Aldean and on his own. Courtesy Thomas Rhett

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of country music in the future through some rather unusual collaborations. “There’s so many good producers in Nashville, but if I think outside the box for a second, I’d say Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters,” he said. “If he could do a song or even an album for me, my life would be complete. If I got a duet with Adele

too, I think I’d be good to quit and move on with my life.” In August, Rhett released his self-titled EP, which includes the singles “Something to Do With My Hands” and “Beer With Jesus.” The release was his response to fans who were asking when they could buy his music. “All we had ready was five acoustic tracks,

and fans were tweeting me daily asking when they could stop watching YouTube videos of the me performing the songs and get them,” Rhett said. “That was sad for me, so we put that EP out to get the music out to my fans.” The wait is almost over. “We went back in and recorded a whole bunch of new songs, and we’re going put that album out this summer. We actually have a brand new single coming out in three weeks called ‘It Goes Like This,’” Rhett said. “I’m looking forward to it — it feels like forever. But I’ll finally be coming out with my debut album. I don’t have any features on the album because I felt like I was new, but hopefully on the next one I can do some major artists.” This weekend, Rhett will perform alongside Bryan and Aldean in the highly anticipated Sanford Stadium concert. It will be his biggest performance so far. “Sanford Stadium will be my first stadium I’ve ever played, and I’m scared to death right now. To play Sanford Stadium as a Georgia Bulldogs fan — my entire life is absolutely amazing,” Rhett said. “It’s going be cool for three Georgia boys to play at Sanford, and I don’t think it gets any better than that. I’m so ready to hear how loud that crowd can get when we hit that stage. I know it’s going to be deafening.” After the show, Rhett will also perform at the Georgia Theatre. It will be his first headlining performance in Athens.

Jason Aldean will play Sanford Stadium Saturday, the first artist to do so. Courtesy Jason Aldean

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This is a Saturday in Athens like no other. Thousands of people will converge upon the town and enter Sanford, as is typical in fall or on G-Day. It won’t be the Bulldogs the fans will be cheering on, it will be the first concert between the hedges. Rarely is Sanford Stadium used for anything outside of football games and graduation. In 1996 the soccer portion of the Olympics was hosted here, but after the response to the hedges being removed, UGA was no longer interested in hosting those events. Now Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett will grace the stadium. Three of the four are Georgia boys. Aldean started in Macon, Bryan from Lee County and Rhett is from Valdosta. Owen is from Florida —he is a Seminole fan, not a Gator. But all is forgiven. Point being, these musicians understand the importance of this city, this stadium and this university. In music videos you see nods to the Bulldogs, sometimes it’s a fan wearing the Georgia G, other times it’s lyrics about the Peach State. The artists combine for a total of 14 No. 1 hits in the country charts, not to mention five No. 1 albums. These are some of the biggest names in the genre, and they are names that have put Georgia on the map as a country music hotspot. Then again, Georgia has always been a country music state. Artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Sugarland, Travis Tritt and even Athens’ whispering Bill Anderson and Brantley Gilbert have all represented this state well. Aldean and Bryan have just turned it up a notch. There’s no other way of putting it — these artists are in their prime, and for some of them, they are going to be future hall of famers. Love it or hate it, they have altered the sound of country music. It is no longer the soulful blue-collar ballads of the outlaw artists, the soothing harmonizing vibe of Alabama or the western troubadour singles of George Strait and Garth Brooks. Saturday is going to be historic, and it’s on our turf. Enjoy it.

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Countless after-party options for Jason Aldean concert-goers BY CHELSEY ABERCROMBIE @comma_freak Athens is always ready for the next party. When Jason Aldean and his opener, Luke Bryan, play a sold-out show at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, it’s sure to be the biggest party the University of Georgia has ever seen in the football off-season. But the party doesn’t have to end — or even start — there. If you’re not planning on tailgating before the show, Loco’s Grill & Pub will have a free pre-show concert at its South Harris Street location starting at 2 p.m. The pre-show concert will feature country artist Scott Brantley and special guest Laughlin. Brantley is a singer-songwriter from middle Georgia who lists some of his influences as George Strait and Alan Jackson. Loco’s has also advertised a full bar along with the pre-show. Whiskey Bent on East Clayton Street will also be open early for pre-show activities. And after Aldean wraps up in Sanford Stadium, concert-goers who plan on heading downtown will find no shortage of entertainment. Music will certainly be the theme of the night. The Bury will host an Athens-based country cover band to entertain its after-party. “We’ll be running drink specials throughout the night,” said Jackson Stout, assistant manager at the Bury. “We’ll definitely be pushing our ‘Malibu Buckets’ and also our ‘Moonshine Margaritas.’” The Silver Dollar Bar on College Avenue will host Colby Dee, another Georgia native, who will take the stage at 10 p.m. to carry on with the evening’s country touch. “I have a very country sound, high energy. We’re definitely planning on rocking the house,” Dee said. “We’re definitely not mellow by any means.” This will be the first time Dee, who also counts herself as an Aldean and Bryan fan, performs in Athens. Her debut single “He Don’t Know” will be released on the radio either in late spring or early summer. “My band and I are definitely going to perform some covers everybody will be able to sing along to and have a good time,” Dee said. “I’ll also be performing some of my original music that hopefully everybody will enjoy. I’ll be performing my single

Colby Dee, a Jason Aldean fan herself, will play at one of the after-parties held downtown after the Aldean concert in Sanford Stadium. Her show is just one of many to choose from after seeing Aldean. Courtesy Colby Dee coming out on the radio. I’m excited to share it with everybody.” Whiskey Bent is also advertising “The Official Dee Jay Silver After Party.” “What we have going here is we have Dee Jay Silver, who is Jason Aldean’s DJ for the Night Train tour,” said Jason Leonard, owner of Whiskey Bent. “He’s their official tour DJ, and he will be coming right from Sanford Stadium, when he gets done with his responsibilities and obligations there, to perform here.” In addition to their usual drink specials, Whiskey Bent is marketing its after-party to anyone who wants an even closer look at Aldean’s “Night Train

Tour.” “This is actually a performer that will be performing at the concert and then performing here that night,” Leonard said. “He’s a great DJ, obviously. He’s good enough to be on their nationwide tour with them and be their DJ, so it really should be a good, crazy night.” If more live music isn’t what you crave after Aldean and Bryan wrap up, plenty of other downtown staples will be open later than usual. However, be wary — Athens may be sold out of coffee and Tylenol by Sunday afternoon.

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Aldean Concert survival tips 1. Be prepared to wait. Sanford Stadium holds 92,000 people. But also keep in mind this is not a football game. This isn’t the typical situation where students are in one area and everybody else is in another. You’re all in this together. So just be patient getting in. Everybody is doing what they can to ensure you have a good time, so appreciate it. That also applies to between sets. Bands take a long time to set up and pack up. It’s required to have a good time. Long story short, deal with it. 2. Don’t be an arse. This one is simple. Don’t yell “Free Bird” between songs. Don’t pick fights with the out-of-towners. Act like you know what you are doing. Nothing gets more annoying at a concert than when some idiot keeps yelling for the same song over and over and over. Or when somebody gets way too drunk and is screaming for no other reason than screaming. It’s a concert, and it is going to be fun — historical even. It’s great to cheer and dance and have fun. Just please, be respectful of others around you. Enough people are going to be escorted out anyway. Don’t join them. 3. Get ready to people watch. There is no finer time to people watch than when you are at a country music concert. I’m not being snobby, I’m just being real. Country fans know how to have a good time — just like Georgia students. Get ready to see the mullets and the tank tops with the American flag and bald eagle on them. Get ready to see the cowboy boots worn with the Nike shorts, but don’t wear that yourself. Seriously, we will laugh at you.

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5. Enjoy the moment. Act like you don’t want this night to end. The show won’t be under an Amarillo sky, and it won’t quite be a barefoot blue jean night, but this is a once in a lifetime experience. Looking back on your college days you can say that some of country music’s biggest acts came to your school and performed at one of college football’s premiere spots. You don’t want to fly over this state of excitement. In fact, you want to stay there a little while with thousands of fellow fans. While Sanford Stadium isn’t a dirt road, this will be an anthem moment of your college career. - Wil Petty

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BY ALEC SHIRKEY @AShirkey The University of Georgia’s athletic association has seen its share of changes during Michael Adams’ 16-year tenure as president. One of the most defining moves in that time span, however, was the decision to hire Mark Richt as head coach of Georgia’s football team. Since coming aboard in 2001, Richt has coached the Bulldogs to a 118-40 record, two conference championships and a level of national recognition not seen since Vince Dooley’s heyday. “President Adams and Vince Dooley, the first time I met them both I was in the room with both of them at the same time. I got a chance to see the leadership of Georgia side by side, and ask them any questions I wanted to ask,” Richt said. “They collectively chose to

hire me at Georgia, and I’m thankful for that.” At first, the move was met with pause. Adams had just fired former head coach Jim Donnan, whose 40-19 record at Georgia led some to believe the decision was unnecessary. Dooley, then the athletic director, had also disagreed with the firing. “Part of being able to survive those crises is to be given the opportunity to survive them,” Dooley said. “Then, the individual [must] actually address the crisis and change the direction of a downward spin to an upward spin.” Much to Adams’ delight, Richt found enough early success with the Bulldogs to lessen the anger aroused by Donnan’s departure. With two Southeastern Conference titles in his first five seasons, Richt’s future seemed brighter than ever. See RICHT, Page 21

Tray Matthews making immediate name for himself It’s remarkable how much you can learn about someone without actually getting to speak to them. This has been the case with midyear safety Tray Matthews. He was one of the 13 signees from the 2013 recruiting class that enrolled in January, and has been unavailable to the media since spring practices began, but that’s neither here nor there. Let’s first start with his build and his résumé. He’s listed at 6-foot, 194 pounds and was regarded as a four-star prospect by all major recruiting services. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 6 prospect in Georgia, No. 7 safety in the country and No. 72 overall. In his three years on the varsity team at Newnan High School, Matthews totaled 195 tackles, had two Yousef Baig tackles for loss, Staff Writer forced two fumbles as well as recovered two. He snagged eight interceptions and even blocked two field goals. During his senior year he would line up on offense from time to time, and tallied 670 all-purpose yards while finding the end zone nine times. So basically the kid has game wherever he plays. Once spring practices began, he’s been on the tip of every member of the football team’s tongue, and when someone talks about Matthews, you notice a change in their tone like they had just been asked a million dollar question that they knew the answer to. Let’s start with defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. “Tray’s a very athletic guy,” he said. “To me, the biggest thing is you’ve got to be able to do is tackle in space, and he’s shown that ability. He’s athletic, he’s a hungry kid that wants to learn and I like his demeanor. We’ll keep coaching him hard and get him better.” After the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage of the spring, inside linebacker Ramik Wilson couldn’t stop laughing while talking about the freshman. “He’s out there going crazy,” Wilson said. “He’s fearless. He’ll hit anybody, and he’ll deliver a nice hit to you. He plays hard, and he’s trying to help set the tone.” You’ve got a rising junior talking about an early enrollee “setting the tone” like he’s been in the system for years. But it doesn’t stop there. See SAFETY, Page 16

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Female athletes enjoy University’s diversity BY CONNOR SMOLENSKY @ConnorSmo Growing up there is a desire for boys and girls to outdo each other, and that battle holds true at Georgia, with the women taking the edge — just barely. Georgia marks the only school in the Southeastern Conference that has more female athletes than males by a count of 268 women to 266 men. “That’s surprising. I didn’t really know that, but I think it’s cool,” freshman gymnast Brandie Jay said. “I just think it’s cool that we outnumber them. That’s kind of bad to say, but it’s cool.” The next closest school to the Bulldogs is South Carolina, who has 10 more male athletes than females, but other than the Gamecocks, most other SEC

schools portray a much larger margin favored in the males’ direction. Junior Kate Fuller of the women’s tennis team credits much of women’s athletic success to the efforts of the federal law Title IX. Title IX was created in 1972 in an effort to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in schools that receive federal funding — including in their athletic programs. “Title IX did a lot for women and it did a lot for tennis,” Fuller said. “Being recruited knowing that you went to a school and got a full ride as a female athlete was really special and it has given us a lot of opportunities. Having eight scholarships here for tennis is really awesome because you get the experience of being at the

University of Georgia and all your tuition and books being covered are just a huge blessing to me and something that I’ll never forget.” But Title IX has not only been great for tennis, but has opened up the doors for less popular sports to be seen under national spotlight. Programs such as softball, equestrian and swimming and diving have been given a chance to receive scholarship money and have made the most of their efforts with Georgia softball consistently being a top-25 program and equestrian holding a top-five national finish each year. The most notable success was for women’s swimming and diving, winning a national championship in 2013. See WOMEN, Page 18


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The guys on the offense are raving about him as well because they’re the ones on the receiving end of these hits. “The more of the defense he learns, the more plays that he’s making — he’s already made a ton,” wide receiver Chris Conley said. “He’s a very hardnosed football player, not afraid to stick his face in there. He’s been doing extremely well, and the coaches have

noticed. They’re letting him make more plays, giving him opportunities and I only expect him to get better.” Those opportunities that Conley mentioned have been the first-team reps he’s gotten in all three of the scrimmages this spring. He’s tallied 10 tackles from the safety spot with one pass deflection. Quarterback Aaron Murray wasn’t even asked about Matthews, but still felt the need to shower him with some

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pretty serious compliments during the media day prior to the G-Day game. “A lot of people keep talking about — and which they should — is Tray Matthews. He’s a ball hawk,” he said. “I’ve never seen anyone with that kind of closing speed. He’s a very, very talented kid and seems to know — just by watching film — he seems to know what he’s doing and he seems confident.” After that, he made a comment that I thought was kind of shocking given how long Murray has played football. “He’s had some hits I’ve never seen before in my life these past couple of scrimmages,” Murray said. “I mean he’s laid the wood. I thought he killed [Justin] Scott-Wesley the other day, I really thought he was dead.” To lay a hit so hard that people thought it was murder is a serious statement. If that doesn’t get Georgia fans excited about its newest star in the secondary, I don’t know what will. —Yousef Baig is a journalism major from Kennesaw

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Taking early track to tennis success

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BY LUKE DIXON @LukeCODixon Mia King has found a winning stride lately, going undefeated in her past five matches for the Georgia women’s tennis squad. “When I go into the matches I know I’m not just focusing on winning,” King said of her recent success. “I’ve also been focusing having a good attitude and playing my best and fighting for the team and for Georgia. That usually just carries me through.” And the freshman women's tennis sensation doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon. “The goal is to win every match I play,” King said. “So far it’s been working out.” The Charlotte, N.C. native earned her biggest singles victory of the season, defeating Texas A&M’s Stefania Hristov 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on March 31 to clinch the Bulldogs second victory over a top-10 opponent this year. After the final point, King collapsed on the court in joy, as her teammates joined her in celebration. “Definitely Texas A&M,” King said when asked about her favorite memory playing for Georgia. “Clinching for the match was one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced in my life. Hopefully, I’ll get to do it again. It was the most amazing feeling.” A three-hour lightning delay prior to the match and a raucous Aggie crowd made King’s win that much more exciting, teammates said. “It was a proud moment for me watching Mia out there [against Texas A&M],” King’s roommate Lauren Herring said. “I was literally in tears after [she won]. It was awesome and an awesome moment for her. I’m glad it was her that was able to do that for us.” Herring wasn’t the only Bulldog tearing up in College Station, Texas. Her teammates, including junior Kate Fuller, joined in celebration. “All of us were really excited and happy that we did that,” Fuller said. “We really wanted it. I was crying like tears of joy because I was just so proud of her and so proud of what we accomplished that day.” King was one of three January enrollees for Georgia and, though she had normal early-season nerves, she

Freshman women's tennis player Mia King is 14-5 in singles so far in her first season at Georgia, and her teammates have already seen her make huge improvements. evan stichler/Staff was excited to get to Athens and start her collegiate career. “I was nervous, but I think that was expected,” King said. “I was just anxious and so excited to get here. I had no fear even though I didn’t know what to expect. I wouldn’t have changed anything.” Since the win in Aggieland, King has added two more singles victories against LSU and Arkansas, bringing her Southeastern Conference win total to eight on the season. That total ranks third on the team, behind Maho Kowase (10) and Silvia Garcia (9). Her overall singles records sits at 14-5. King has three more seasons of eligibility at Georgia and, though she’s accomplished so much in such a brief time, she insisted that her potential is still undetermined. “There’s no telling right now,” King said. “I’m just a freshman. I’m still kind of getting used to everything. I look up to all of the upperclassmen and hope to be just like them because they’re all amazing and doing so well.” She has chosen a pretty successful person to look up to, as well. “Lauren’s my roommate and she plays at one so she’s my role model,” King said. “I just hope to work hard, just keep improving.”

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Georgia swimmer Allison Schmitt was named the Honda Sports Award winner for swimming on Monday. The award is given to one athlete from 12 different NCAAsanctioned sports by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards each year. “This recognition stirs up so many emotions for me,” Schmitt said. “I’m excited that I get to share this award with my teammates and my coaches. We set our goals of winning the NCAA and SEC titles, and we stayed focused until we reached them together.” A panel of swimming and diving experts representing 1,000 NCAA-member schools decided the winner. Schmitt was chosen over Elizabeth Beisel of Florida, Breeja Larson of Texas A&M and

Elizabeth Pelton of with so many opportunities,” Schmitt said. California. “This was definitely a “I know there are so memorable year for all many talented swimof us, and I can’t think mers in the country,” of a better way to end Schmitt said. “I am my collegiate career truly honored to win than going out as a the Honda Sports member of the Award.” national champiSchmitt had onship team.” quite the 2012Schmitt is the 2013 campaign, third Lady Bulldog winning three to win the award, gold medals at following Mary the London DeScenza in 2006 Olympics and and Kara Lynn then leading the Joyce in 2007. She Lady Bulldogs to is the 19th Georgia SEC and athlete to win a N a t i o n a l SCHMITT Honda Sports Championships Award. while winning an indi“It’s humbling to vidual national title and know my name will be two relay national titles. linked to the exceptionSchmitt ended her al list of past winners Georgia career with two from Georgia, including individual American Kara and Mary, who records in the 200- and helped keep swimming 400-meter freestyle and on top during their as a part of three careers,” Schmitt said. American record setting relay teams. “Swimming has been an important part search: of my life for years, and Honda ›› it has presented me

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Defensive Linemen Returning starters: Garrison Smith (senior) Key losses: John Jenkins, Kwame Geathers, Abry Jones, Cornelius Washington Returning players: Ray Drew (junior), Sterling Bailey (redshirt sophomore), John Taylor (redshirt freshman) Key additions: John Atkins, De’Andre Johnson, Chris Mayes Georgia’s defensive line could be

the biggest question mark heading into this season. With the losses of Jenkins, Geathers, Jones and Washington, the Bulldogs will be losing four players who combined for 129 tackles, SMITH 3.5 sacks and 42 quarterback hurries from a year ago. Needless to say, some players are going to have to step up. Smith is the only returning starter for Georgia

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heading into 2013, and will have to be a leader for the line. Smith appeared in 14 games last season, making eight starts, and collected 57 tackles, including two for a loss, as well as one fumble recovery. Smith has explained that it has been difficult adjusting to new defensive line coach Chris Wilson’s style of teaching after spending three years with former defensive line coach Rodney Garner, who left Georgia to coach at Auburn. Smith remains confident in his ability to learn the system come the fall. Drew and Bailey will most likely be battling for the other starting end spot opposite of Smith, and have both drawn praise from coaches throughout spring practices. Drew, who was a former five-star recruit, has underperformed in his two years with Georgia. Drew appeared in 13 games last season, gathering 23 tackles, and has his best game of the year against Georgia Tech where he had a career-high eight tackles. In the team’s first scrimmage this spring, Drew sacked the quarterback two times and had one tackle for a loss. This will be the first year that Bailey will get a chance to show his talents at Georgia.

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LINEBACKERS Returning starters: ILB Amarlo Herrera (junior), OLB Jordan Jenkins (sophomore) Key losses: OLB Jarvis Jones, ILB Alec Ogletree, ILB Christian Robinson, ILB Michael Gilliard Returning players: OLB Chase Vasser (senior), OLB T.J Stripling (senior). ILB Kosta Vavlas (redshirt junior), OLB Ramik Wilson (junior), OLB Josh Dawson (sophomore), OLB James DeLoach (sophomore) Key additions: Reggie Carter, Leonard Floyd, Tim Kimbrough, Johnny O’Neal, Ryne Rankin With the losses of Jones, Ogletree, Robinson and Gilliard, the Bulldogs will be losing 298 tackles and 45.5 tackles for losses from a season ago. Georgia returns two starters from last season in Herrera and Jenkins and has returning players and recruits with starting ability, but 11 players will be battling for the last two starting linebacker positions. Herrera will occupy one of the starting inside linebacker spots for the third straight year coming off a season where he appeared in all 14 games, while collecting 70 tackles, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Herrera has proven to be a physical backer and will hit anything as he displayed

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against Missouri where he had a career-high 10 tackles. Jenkins comes into the 2013 season as one of the most promising sophomore players in the nation, and will look to fill Jones’ role as one of the team’s leading pass rushers. Jenkins finished second on the team behind Jones for the most sacks, ending the year with five, and started in six of his 14 games, while racking in 31 tackles. Vasser will look to make a case for the other outside linebacker starting spot, but appeared in just five games last season do to a mix of a two-game suspension for DUI arrest and a season-ending shoulder surgery in November. Vasser has seen time in his three seasons at Georgia, but collected 19 tackles and four for a loss in his quintuplet of games last season. Vasser is expected to make a full recovery before the beginning of the season, but will also be battling with Stripling, Wilson, Dawson and DeLoach for that last starting job. Stripling has not been a big contributor for the defense in his first three years, but played in all 14 games last season and had eight tackles and a fumble recovery in 2012. Wilson is listed as an outside linebacker but has been playing primarily the “Mike” linebacker in the heart of the defense throughout spring practices.

second year between the hedges. The two backs combined for 2,144 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2012 on 339 carries, and will be running behind the same line from a season ago. Gurley made the most of his freshman season running for 1,385 yards, ranking sixth in school history, as well as recording 17 rushing touchGURLEY downs, which is tied for third overall at Georgia. The freshman from Tarboro, N.C. had nine 100-yard rushing games, and joined the beloved Herschel Walker, becoming only the second true freshman to run for more than 1,000 yards. Gur-

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Bubba Watson takes another shot at Masters’ greatness BY NICK SUSS The Red & Black Defending Masters champion and Georgia alumnus Bubba Watson leads a field of 94 golfers into Augusta this week, for the 77th Masters Tournament. Watson, who defeated Louis Oosthuizen on the second playoff hole on the back of a miraculous hook shot from the pine straw last year, will be joined by fellow Georgia graduate Russell Henley in the event this year. History is not on the side of Watson, the 14th-ranked player in the world, as only three men have ever won green jackets in backto-back attempts, and no one has since Tiger Woods in 2001-2002. Watson will tee off at 10:34 a.m. along with Ian Poulter and Steven Fox. Given 35-1 odds for victory, Watson has the 13th best odds in the entire field, behind familiar names such as Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Dustin

Johnson and — despite last year’s outcome — Oosthuizen. Woods, who just recently regained the No. 1 ranking in the world, is the clear favorite to win the event, given 3-1 odds in favor of victory. Seeking his fifth green jacket, Woods comes in as the favorite despite not having won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open and not having won the Masters since 2005. Woods will tee off Thursday at 10:45 a.m. and is paired with Luke Donald, the No. 4 ranked player in the world, and Scott Piercy. McIlroy, well known for his historic collapse in the final round of the 2011 Masters, was the favorite going into last year’s event and comes in this year as the second-ranked player in the world and looks poised to be Woods’ biggest threat this weekend. McIlroy’s weekend begins at 1:41 p.m. Thursday when he will tee off with Keegan Bradley and Freddie

Jacobson. However, all the attention will once again be on the 37-year old Woods, who in addition to looking for his 15th major championship and 78th career PGA Tour victory remains a tabloid fixture after his publicly announced extra-marital affairs in 2009 and his recently announced relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn. Coming in with quite possibly the exact opposite amount of attention as Woods is Henley. Competing in his first Masters, the 51st-ranked Henley qualified for the event by winning the 2013 Sony Open, his first event as a professional, with a score of 24-under, the second-lowest total for a 72-hole event in the history of the PGA Tour. Henley will be among the first to begin play on Thursday, teeing off at 8:11 a.m. with 1987 Masters champion Larry Mize and secondtime competitor Brian Gay.

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Former Georgia basketball star, Travis Leslie, posted 20 points for the Santa Cruz Warriors in their loss to the Bakersfield Jam April 5. Leslie also tallied eight rebounds and four assists. In the eight games that Leslie has played since returning from the NBA after his brief time with the Utah Jazz, there have been five games in which he scored 10 or more points. Leslie is averaging 15.4 points per game with Santa Cruz, which is just over five points per game more than his season average from last season.

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Former Georgia golfer Bubba Watson will try to defend his Masters title this weekend at Augusta National. Watson famously had four-straight birdies in his final round at Augusta last year to tie Louis Oosthuizen and force a playoff. Then the former Bulldog hit a miraculous recovery shot out of the woods during the playoff to save par and win his first-career major. Watson is No. 14 in the world and his highest finish this year was ninth in the Accenture Match Play tournament.

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the final details before the event. “We finally, in the last however many meets, put it together, and that’s just a great feeling,” freshman Brandie Jay said. “Now we’ve got to focus on our landings because we can make it better and make our score go up.” At the last meet, the Gym Dogs still left the door open in terms of landing deductions on vault and bars. Those are two events that the Gym Dogs were strongest on at the beginning of the season. “[The landings] eluded us still a little bit,” head coach Danna Durante said. “The vaults were better though, which we were excited about. They were bigger; they were better. We’re working on continuing that ‘go big’ mindset, but we’ve also got to get the landings.” Besides working on details, this week in practice is just about getting back into the swing of things after having two days off to rest. “That was really nice to kind of let our bodies recover and recover from the travel a little bit,” sophomore Chelsea Davis said. “Today we’re just getting back into it with individual practice. I think it’ll be a little different for everyone today, working back up to those routines. We’ll get a lot of numbers in this week.” Next week the team will start to focus on simulating the situations it will be in come time for nationals. “Next week we’ll simulate the practice day, the intrasquad day,” Durante said. “Tuesday before we leave, we’ll do some

touch up and final detail things. It’s more keeping them light, keeping them loose and keeping them sharp. They don’t need a ton of numbers at this time of the year. If they do, we haven’t been doing our job very well.” One of the things the Gym Dogs will simulate will be starting on a bye, which is different than marching out and getting onto the equipment right away. “The coaches do a really good job preparing us in practice for what it’s going to be like in competition,” Jay said. “All last week and even the week before, we practiced for the order that we had for regionals. It’s really paid off, and there’s no surprises.” Davis is excited for the extra time before she goes up to compete. “I’m going to like it, I think, because it takes me probably at least 10 minutes to put my grips on,” Davis said. “So that’s just going to be just enough time for me to get ready.” Durante said that having a bye at the beginning of the competition just meant that the team would have one less break to deal with in the middle of the meet. “We’ll march in and then we get to come back and sort of just stay light,” Durante said. “Then as that bye winds down we’ll click in and only have the one between beam and floor to deal with, which is good. We like this rotation. Bars has been a strong event for us all year, so we feel like the idea of being able to start on nice and strong there and being able to keep that momentum going throughout the meet.”

Brittany Rogers and the Gym Dogs had two days off to rest, but are back at work preparing for the National Championships. evan stichler/Staff The Gym Dogs will also have the daunting task of qualifying to the Super Six finals, which would be for the first time since 2009. “We really feel good about it,” Durante said. “We’re going in the second seed in that subdivision. The other teams are strong, but when we do our job and keep the consistency and focus that we’ve had the last several weeks, our plan and our intention is to be going on

Saturday [for finals].” They may be the No. 2 seed in the session, but the Gym Dogs know they will have to be at their best. “The session that we’re in is really good and we feel good about it,” Davis said. “We know we’re going to have to be on the top of our game both days. We’re planning on qualifying.”

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The draw for the preliminary session of the NCAA national championships was announced and the Georgia gymnastics team will start on a bye before bars. Following the bye, the Gym Dogs’ rotation order will be bars, beam, bye before floor, floor and then finish up on vault. Georgia will compete in the first prelim session at noon PT alongside Florida, LSU, Minnesota, Stanford and Illinois. Illinois will start their competition on vault, Minnesota on bars, LSU on beam, Stanford on the bye before floor and Florida on floor. Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, UCLA and Utah will compete in the second prelim session at 6 p.m. PT.

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Arkansas will start on vault in the second session with Alabama on the bye before bars, Michigan on bars, UCLA on beam, Utah on the bye before floor, and Oklahoma on floor. The top three teams in each session will advance to the Super Six finals the following day. During prelims, the all around competition will take place with the top all around competitor from both sessions combined being named the 2013 NCAA All Around Champion. Prelims also determine All-Americans and event finals qualifiers. The top four gymnasts on each event from each session — including ties — qualify to event finals on the final day of competition.

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Auburn allegations lead to serious questioning of college athletics Auburn University: infamous for its two mascots and, now, the two separate reports alleging that Auburn’s athletic department is guilty of some degree of wrongdoing. I’d wager the only people surprised by this news include three elderly Auburn fans, Aubie the Tiger and NCAA president Mark Emmert. And that’s the huge problem in college athletics nowadays — the NCAA powers that be are running a morally bankrupt institution that can’t keep its own programs in line. In Auburn’s case, there is reason to be suspicious of these allegations. Former defensive back Mike McNeill was served a minimum three-year sentence on Monday in the wake of his armed robbery, and was reportedly hung out to dry by team officials following his arrest. He would have more than a couple of reasons to accuse Auburn of paying its football players, interfering with police, etc. This loosely ties into the other report — that several football players failed drug tests for smoking spice (synthetic marijuana) but were never punished. McNeill and others have claimed that spice fueled the attempted armed robbery that led to their arrests, but that is a stretch at best. Whether the school reported these failures is one thing, but as far as we know Auburn’s drugtesting policy was in line with requirements at that point in time. It’s still totally possible some of what McNeill says is true. Auburn’s track record is far from spotless — the school escaped punishment for paying Cam Newton because “daddy took the money” — and it wouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that the Tigers changed grades, ignored failed drug tests or slipped their players some cash on the side. But will anything come of these accusations? We know how inept Emmert and the NCAA have been at keeping powerful athletic programs in line. The Miami investigation was completely botched.

As long as the schools keep making money, we will never see any of the “change” that Emmert so pompously alludes to in college athletics. There’s no just integrity, no backbone to support that talk. Motion to impeach.

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— Alec Shirkey is a finance and English double-major from Dunwoody The association is also facing a lawsuit for overstepping its authority in punishing Penn State for the Sandusky scandal. USA Today even conducted an in-depth investigation into Emmert’s own past as a university administrator, which is full of questionable leadership decisions. Auburn has traditionally gotten off the hook under Emmert, and sadly I believe it will continue to do so because the NCAA can’t make anything happen, or when it does it goes too far. We live in an age when the money tied to college athletics is almost unfathomable. Look at any smaller-sized school — Kennesaw State or Georgia State, for instance — and you’ll see them trying to build their athletic programs, because that’s easy street to cash central. Consider the curious case of Kevin Ware, whose leg bent in directions I never want to see again. Adidas, in conjunction with the NCAA, began selling T-shirts in reference to Ware, No. 5 on the Louisville Cardinals. You could even get one yourself for the bargain price of $24.99. Ware receives none of that. If his recovery does not go as planned, he could even lose his athletic scholarship, the “payment” his school owes him. His future is at stake, and the NCAA is using his story to nickel and dime everyone along the way. It’s disgusting. And that’s why the NCAA’s over-emphasis on the “student-athlete” is entirely bogus. Athletics first, classroom second has been the modus operandi for a long time running, and that won’t change any time soon.

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RICHT: Coach faced crises but proved his worth ➤ From Page 15 Inevitably, Richt and the football team hit a stretch of rough patches marred by biggame defeats. That stretch included his first losing season as head coach in 2010, when the team lost its bowl game to the University of Central Florida and finished 6-7. “I don’t care who you are, if you stay in this business long enough you’re going to go through such a crisis or series of crises,” Dooley said. “It’s being able to address those crises, which if you’re able to do it’ll make you a stronger person and make the program stronger. Coach Richt actually lived a charm life for a good while, but a couple years ago he went through two tough years and the first losing season.” After losing the first two games of 2011 to ranked Boise State and South Carolina squads, Richt’s future prospects in Athens were looking grim. But with his back against the wall, he orchestrated an impressive turnaround that saw the Bulldogs win 10 straight games and capture an Eastern Division championship. “He’s responded to that. He’s addressed the problems, and now has won back-to-back eastern division championships,” Dooley said. “So that’s a testimony to the greatest testimonial, which is the test of time, to be able to stay in a place for a long period of time, particularly in this day and time when the patience is thinner than ever.” Richt would earn a multi-year extension from Adams, and the questions regarding his

job status were quickly answered. But Dooley admits that the landscape of collegiate athletics generally fails to allow any room for error, primarily because of the increased salaries for big-time coaches. Richt makes $3.2 million per year, while coaches such as Nick Saban and Mack Brown earn upwards of $5 million annually. “The expectations have always been great, but the salaries have never been like they are today. So because of that, expectations are greater and patience very thin. In many ways, the colleges have been like pros as far as changing coaches,” Dooley said. “You take even at Tennessee with Phil Fulmer, who won championships at Tennessee, and he was fired after a couple of circling years. And then he ended up going in the college football hall of fame.” As for Adams, his relationship with the athletic program has varied over time. As chair of the NCAA executive committee, he became one of the first presidents to advocate for a playoff system in college football. But many also remember Adams’ public power struggle with Dooley, which ended in a premature exit for the longtime Georgia football coach. His replacement in Damon Evans, who was asked to resign following a DUI arrest in June of 2010, turned out to be an unfortunate hiring decision for Adams. “I think the mistake was made more by Damon Evans than President Adams,” Dooley said. “I think Damon Evans had a lot of good things going for

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Men’s Golf

BASEBALL

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

KIETH MITCHELL

DYLAN COLE

• Placed 5th at Insperity Augusta State Invitational with -3 (213) • Shot -2 (70) on final round

• Went 2-for-3 in save chances last week • 3-for-4 in save opportunities since moving in to closer role

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GYMNASTICS

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

SARAH PERSINGER • At regionals, tied for teamhigh on beam with a 9.9 • At regionals, tied for secondbest on floor with a 9.9

Event Date Result CCC Classic 9/07 1st, 278 CCC Classic 9/08 2nd, 284 CCC Classic 9/09 2nd, 856 Ping Preview 9/23 11, 579 9/25 8th, 859 Ping Preview Brickyard Champ 10/05 1st, 280 Brickyard Champ 10/06 1st, 568 Brickyard Champ 10/07 1st, 848 AutoTrade Classic 10/15 7th, 594 AutoTrade Classic 10/16 6th, 888 Stanford Classic 10/29 1-1 Stanford Classic 10/30 L, 12.5 P. Rico Classic 2/17 All Day 2/18 All Day P. Rico Classic 2/19 4th P. Rico Classic All Day Collegiate Masters 3/08 All Day Collegiate Masters 3/09 Collegiate Masters 3/10 13th Linger Longer 3/23 All Day Linger Longer 3/24 5th, 582 Augusta State 4/06 All Day Augusta State 4/07 3rd, 866 4/19 All Day SEC Champ. SEC Champ. 4/20 All Day 4/21 All Day SEC Champ

NCAA Regionals Results 1. Georgia - 197.425 2. Arkansas - 196.950 3. Arizona State - 195.700 4. Oregon State - 195.375 5. Boise State - 195.300 6. California - 195.125

Top Gym Dog Performers Vault (49.25) Brittany Rogers - 9.875 3 tied at 9.85 2 tied at 9.825 Bars (49.275) Chelsea Davis - 9.9 Brittany Rogers - 9.875 Christa Tanella - 9.85

NCAA Rankings

Beam (49.475) Sarah Persinger - 9.9 Brittany Rogers - 9.9 Shayla Worley - 9.925 Floor (49.425) Shayla Worley - 9.95 Brandie Jay - 9.9 Sarah Persinger - 9.9

Hutson Mason went 16-of-27 for 191 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Black Team's 23-17 comeback win on G-Day. Taylor Craig Sutton/Staff

SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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TRACK & FIELD PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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1. California (22) 2. Alabama (1) 3. New Mexico 4. Washington 5. UCLA 6. Texas 7. Southern California 8. Florida 9. Stanford 10. Georgia Tech 11. TCU 12. Duke 13. Georgia 14. Oklahoma State 15. LSU 16. North Florida T17. Illinois T17. Florida State 19. Arkansas 20. SMU

WOMEN’S GOLF PLAYER OF THE WEEK TESS SITO • Hit two leadoff home runs last week • In last four games, batting .417 with 2 HR, 3RBI, 4 runs

Upcoming Schedule Opponent Ga. Southern @Arkansas @Arkansas @Arkansas Ga. Tech Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee W. Carolina W. Carolina @S. Carolina @S. Carolina @S. Carolina USC Upstate Texas A&M

Date 03/27 03/29 03/30 03/30 04/03 04/05 04/06 04/07 04/10 04/10 04/12 04/13 04/14 04/17 04/19

Result W, 6-3 L, 5-2 L, 5-3 L, 8-1 W, 20-1 L, 10-3 L, 9-2 L, 6-1 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

NCAA Rankings 1. Oklahoma (31) 2. Arizona State 3. Florida 4. Alabama 5. Tennessee 6. Texas 7. Oregon 8. Missouri 9. California 10. Texas A&M 11. Louisville 12. Michigan 13. LSU 14. Washington 15. Hawaii 16. Stanford 17. Arizona 18. Kentucky 19. UCLA 20. Baylor 21. Tulsa 22. Nebraska 23. South Alabama 24. USC Upstate 25. North Carolina

ELIZABETH TEPE • Posted second-best performance of her career to take 3rd in hammer throw at Florida Relays with 194-1

NATHAN PASHA

LAUREN HERRING

• Defeated Manfred Jeske (ARK) 6-0, 6-1 • Won doubles match with Garrett Brasseaux vs. ARK 8-5

• Moved to No. 6 in the country in latest rankings • Boasts 32-5 record this year

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OUTDOOR SEASON 03/15 Georgia Relays/Alumni Meet Athens, Ga. 1 p.m. 03/16 Georgia Relays/Alumni Meet Athens, Ga. 10 a.m. 03/22 Alabama Relays Tuscaloosa, Ala. 12 p.m.   03/23 Alabama Relays Tuscaloosa, Ala. 10 a.m. 03/29 Yellow Jacket Invitational Atlanta, Ga. 5 p.m. 03/30 Yellow Jacket Invitational 10 a.m. Atlanta, Ga. 04/05 Florida Relays Gainesville, Fla. 9 a.m. 04/06 Florida Relays Gainesville, Fla. 9 a.m. 04/11 Bulldog Decathlon Athens, Ga. 12 p.m. 04/12 Bulldog Decathlon Athens, Ga. 12 p.m. 04/12 Bulldog Decathlon Athens, Ga. 12 p.m. 04/13 Spec Towns Nat'l Team Invit. Athens, Ga. 9 a.m. 04/19 War Eagle Invitational Auburn Ala. 5 p.m. 04/20 War Eagle Invitational Auburn Ala. 10 a.m. 04/25 Drake Relays Des Moines, Iowa 5 p.m 04/26 Drake Relays Des Moines, Iowa 8 a.m. 04/27 Drake Relays Des Moines, Iowa 8 a.m. 05/09 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo. 1 p.m. 05/10 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo. 1 p.m. 05/11 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo. 1 p.m. 05/12 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo. 1 p.m.

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 6-1 W 02/24 vs. Furman 02/25 vs. ETSU 5-2 W 03/01 vs. Tennessee 4-1 W 03/04 vs. William & Mary 7-0 W 4-3 L 03/08 @ Ole Miss 4-1 W 03/10 @ Miss. State 03/15 vs. Florida 4-0 W 03/17 vs. South Carolina 5-2 W 4-2 W 03/22 @ Vanderbilt 4-2 W 03/24 @ Kentucky 4-1 W 03/31 vs. Texas A&M 04/05 @ LSU 4-0 W 04/07 @ Arkansas 4-1 W 04/12 vs. Auburn 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 04/14 vs. Alabama

NCAA Rankings 1. Virginia 2. UCLA 3. Georgia 4. Southern California 5. Ohio State 6. Ole Miss 7. Pepperdine 8. Kentucky 9. Duke 10. Tennessee 11. Mississippi State 12. Oklahoma 13. Vanderbilt 14. Texas A&M 15. Baylor 16. California 17. Florida 18. Auburn 19. Harvard 20. LSU

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Upcoming Schedule 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 6-1 W 03/08 vs. Ole Miss 6-1 W 03/10 vs. Mississippi State 7-0 W 03/12 vs. Notre Dame 6-1 W 03/15 @ Florida 4-1 L 03/17 @ South Carolina 7-0 W 03/22 vs. Vanderbilt 5-2 W 7-0 W 03/24 vs. Kentucky 03/29 @ Missouri 4-0 W 03/31 @ Texas A&M 4-2 W 04/05 vs. LSU 7-0 W 04/07 vs. Arkansas 7-0 W 04/12 @ Auburn 5 p.m. 04/14 @ Alabama 2 p.m.

NCAA Rankings 1. North Carolina 2. Florida 3. Texas A&M 4. Georgia 5. Southern California 6. UCLA 7. Michigan 8. Alabama 9. Duke 10. Miami (Fla.) 11. California 12. Nebraska 13. Stanford 14. Clemson 15. Texas Tech 16. Northwestern 17. Virginia 18. Vanderbilt 19. Georgia Tech 20. Rice

• Captured medalist honors at Bryan National Collegiate • Shot -4 on final five holes • Shot team-low 69 on Sunday

Upcoming Schedule Opponent Date Result Rucker Class. 3/10 10th, 914 LSU Classic 3/24 5th, 919 Bryan Classic 3/29 All Day Bryan Classic 3/30 All Day Bryan Classic 3/31 6th, 888 SEC Champ 4/19 All Day SEC Champ 4/20 All Day SEC Champ 4/21 All Day NCAA Region. 5/09 All Day NCAA Region. 5/10 All Day NCAA Region. 5/11 All Day

NCAA Rankings 1. Southern California (12) 2. Alabama (4) 3. Duke 4. Oklahoma 5. Florida 6. UCLA (2) 7. Arkansas 8. Arizona 9. Stanford 10. Vanderbilt 11. North Carolina 12. Washington 13. Arizona State 14. Purdue 15. Texas Tech 16. U.C. Davis 17. Virginia 18. Oklahoma State 19. Georgia

Opponent Date Time @Texas A&M 03/15 L, 4-1 @Texas A&M 03/16 L, 2-1 (10) @Texas A&M 03/17 L, 11-4 Furman 03/19 L, 7-5 Alabama 03/22 L, 6-3 Alabama 03/23 L, 6-3 Alabama 03/24 L, 3-0 Clemson 03/26 L, 9-1 @Clemson 03/27 W, 5-3 @Kentucky 03/29 L, 3-2 (10) @Kentucky 03/30 W, 7-6 @Kentucky 03/31 L, 5-0 @Kennesaw St. 04/02 W, 2-1 Missouri 04/05 L, 4-0 Missouri 04/06 W, 6-5 Missouri 04/07 L, 8-5 Georigia Tech 04/09 L, 7-5 @Auburn 04/12 7 p.m. @Auburn 04/13 4 p.m. @Auburn 04/14 2 p.m. Presbyterian 04/16 5 p.m. Vanderbilt 04/19 7 p.m. Vanderbilt 04/20 4 p.m. Vanderbilt 04/21 2 p.m.

SEC Stat Leaders Batting Average 1. Alex Bregman (LSU) 2. Mason Katz (LSU) 3. Hunter Renfroe (MIST) 4. Stuart Turner (MISS) 5. Mikey Reynolds (TAMU) 6. Tony Kemp (VAN)

.441 .436 .417 .409 .388 .378

Hits 1. Alex Bregman (LSU) 2. Mason Katz (LSU) T3. Curt Powell (UGA) T3. Mikey Reynolds (TAMU) 5. Adam Frazier (MIST) 6. Tony Kemp (VAN)

60 51 50 50 49 48

Home Runs 1. Mason Katz (LSU) 13 T2. LB Dantzler (USC) 10 T2. Hunter Renfroe (MIST) 10 4. A.J. Reed (UK) 8 T5. Joey Pankake (SCAR) 5 T5. Connor Harrell (VAN) 5 Doubles 1. Justin Shafer (UF) T2. Kyle Farmer (UGA) T2. Adam Frazier T4. Alex Bregman (LSU) T4. Stuart Turner (MISS) T4. Scott Price (UT) Earned Run Average 1. Brian Miller (VAN) 2. Tyler Beede (VAN) 3. Ross Mitchell (MIST) 4. A. Westmoreland (USC) 5. Ryan Eades (LSU) 6. Bobby Wahl (MISS) Strikeouts 1. Kevin Ziomek (VAN) 2. Aaron Nola (LSU) 3. Nolan Belcher (USC) 4. Zack Godley (UT) 5. Ryan Eades (LSU) 6. Tyler Beede (VAN)

12 11 11 10 10 10 0.81 1.05 1.12 1.30 1.30 1.57 65 62 53 52 51 50

Batters Struck-Out Looking 1. Kevin Ziomek (VAN) 27 2. Aaron Nola (LSU) 20 T3. Sean McLaughlin (UGA) 18 T3. Zack Godley (UT) 18 T5. Bobby Wahl (MISS) 17 T5. Ryan Eades (LSU) 17

SEC Standings Eastern 1. Vanderbilt (30-4, 11-1 SEC) 2. S. Carolina (27-7, 8-4 SEC) 3. Kentucky (23-9, 6-6 SEC) 4. Florida (16-18, 5-7 SEC) 5. Missouri (12-17, 4-8 SEC) 6. Tennessee (14-17, 3-9 SEC) 7. Georgia (12-22, 2-10 SEC) Western 1. LSU (31-2, 11-1 SEC) 2. Arkansas (24-10, 8-4 SEC) 3. Alabama (21-13, 8-4 SEC) 4. Texas A&M (21-13, 6-6 SEC) 5. Miss. State (27-9, 5-7 SEC) 6. Ole Miss (23-10, 4-8 SEC) 7. Auburn (19-13, 3-9 SEC)

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EQUALITY: Adding equestrian brought 64 female athletes ➤ From Page 1

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The Red & Black reached out to Carla Williams, Georgia's executive associate athletic director, but she was unable to comment by press time. But Horvat offered insight, saying option one is the easiest of the Title IX prongs to monitor, but many schools don’t use that option due to high costs. “We have a 60-40 split [in women to men enrollment],” she said. “That’s a lot more females than males and you’d have to add more sports to get there, and that’s really costly to add more sports.” According to the EADA numbers, despite making a profit of more than $2.7 million overall, Georgia lost $12.7 million in women’s sports. Horvat said the University most likely complies with the second option — expanding opportunities for women — but it was not something she could fully verify. The last varsity sport added at the University was equestrian in 2002, which added 64 female athletes to the athletic department. By adding equestrian, Horvat said the University expanded its programs and made the proportion of male and female athletes more even.  “That’s when we were able to get the numbers closer to 50-50 when we added equestrian,” Horvat said. “That was a large number of people at once.”

In an email interview with The Red & Black, Sarah Reesman, the executive associate athletic director at Missouri, said Missouri complies with option three of Title IX despite having 136 more male athletes than female. “On our own campus and by use of a consultant, MU monitors the interests and abilities of our constituency groups to ensure continued compliance with Title IX under option three,” she wrote. “Should the research show the need to add an additional sport to maintain compliance, we would fully vet that option.” Reesman said Missouri uses a “complicated process” where a seasoned consultant reviews college and high school students participating in sports at their respective schools and sees if there is interest and sufficient competitive ability in a certain sport. “Once it is determined that sufficient competition is available for one or more sports not currently offered, the review process to determine interest in those sports begins,” Reesman wrote. “If both sufficient competition and interest are found for a sport, it would be unlikely that there is insufficient ability.” Horvat said option three is most likely the hardest prong to use because combining interests and abilities is difficult to quantify. “You can do a survey on your current students and say ‘OK well,

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they’re happy with the sports we have and nothing is coming out of this group that says we have to add anything,’” she said. “But that does not consider the students who didn’t come to your school, perhaps because you didn’t have the opportunities they wanted.” UGA added women’s soccer in 1995, softball in 1996 and equestrian in 2002, while the last time Missouri added a women’s sport was soccer in 1996. Reesman said option three was the best fit for Missouri because it allows the athletic department to “really research the sport programs that fit at our institutions and committing to these programs.” A large part of Title IX isn’t necessarily the number of people participating, but rather the quality of experience athletes have, Horvat said. Male and female athletes need to be treated equally. And Missouri doesn’t have the financial means that Georgia does. While UGA brought in $91.6 million in total revenues, Missouri brought in $61.2 million to its coffers and did not record a profit overall. Neither Georgia nor Missouri have said they are looking to add more women’s sports as of press time.  But that doesn’t mean UGA won’t in the future. “If there are female students requesting things, you need to pay attention,” Horvat said. 

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Veteran adjusts to college life as memories of war remain By Caroline Brown @cbrown130 Greg Gokalp may be back in the United States, but he’s still looking for terrorists. “I was so on edge that I wouldn’t even turn off in my mom’s driveway — I would turn around and go back,” Gokalp said. “I was just used to it, didn’t mean to.” Gokalp, a junior from Duluth majoring in natural recreation and tourism, served in Baghdad and Baqubah, Iraq in 2007 and 2008 as a combat engineer in the Route Clearance Patrol & Raids theater. His job was to find improvised explosive devices, or roadside bombs, to ensure the routes were clear for other units to be able to carry out their missions. Gokalp was never struck with an IED, one of only three in his platoon to come out unscathed. He also raided locals’ homes to check for rumored stored explosives. “We had to kick people’s doors down and wake them up in the middle of the night to search their houses,” Gokalp said. “That sucked, half the people didn’t even know what was going on.” One night, Gokalp and the other three men in his stack were about to enter a house when a young child ran up to him. “He opened the door for me, unlocked it,” Gokalp said. “He just didn’t want me to break down his door.” Instances like that made Gokalp question why they were even there, bothering these innocent families. “Overall, I don’t want to have a negative view on the military because the military was awesome for me, but I truly did not believe in what we were doing over there, not at all,” Gokalp said. “That just put a lot of tension on my heart every day.” Serving in the army shifted his opinion of America. “Ultimately, I have a deep respect for our country and what our country was founded off for the intentions that our framers had when they wrote the consti-

tution, but ultimately, I pledge a finite allegiance to this country, but I pledge infinite allegiance to my God and my creator, Jesus Christ,” Gokalp, who became a believer last fall, said. Still, he does not regret his decision to join the army. “I learned a lot about myself,” Gokalp said. “Anytime you’re in a combat situation, your circumstances are really challenging. Whether it be you having to trust others or others’ abilities to perform in the way they need to.” Gokalp even celebrated his 21st birthday in Baghdad — with a non-alcoholic beer. He enlisted when he was 18, fresh out of high school. He knew college was not a viable option without scholarship money, and with the generous G.I. Bill, Gokalp could receive education benefits after serving. “The last couple months in the military, you did this thing called out-processing,” he said. “You get a physical, but you just do a bunch of paperwork, really. It was paperwork for weeks.” He remembers one session about post-traumatic stress disorder. “They told us that PTSD was something they didn’t really know a lot about, but some of us might be struggling with that, so here is some contact information if you are struggling with that,” Gokalp said. Fortunately, Gokalp said he’s never experienced PTSD, but if he had, the session on it wasn’t particularly helpful. “I don’t recall anyone offering me anything that I thought was valuable enough to spend my time with,” he said. After returning home, aspects of life in Iraq lingered. For instance, when he drives past a piece of trash on the road, he looks twice. “If I see a piece of trash on the road, I start to gauge it and try to identify the object,” Gokalp said. “Is this thing going to kill me right now?” He adjusted to civilian life for a few months before enrolling in classes at Dalton State. “You can’t get out of the military after not being in school for four years and not have any for-

mal college education, and expect to get in [to UGA] as a freshman and compete with normal students coming in as freshmen,” said Matthew Fowler, a junior from Loganville majoring in political science and minoring in history. He is also the president and co-founder of UGA’s Student Veterans Association. As the first person to go to college from his family, Gokalp felt unprepared for many aspects of college. “I didn’t understand prerequisites, and I didn’t understand what a professional program was,” Gokalp said. “I had to figure all that out on my own, and figure it out the hard way. It would have been good if someone had come to Dalton State, to veterans, and said, ‘We’re going to explain to you how college works, explain hours, if you want to go to UGA and want to get into Warnell, these are the prerequisites that they require.’” He wishes those who did try to help them could have actually related to their experiences. “The best thing would be something personal, something intentional,” Gokalp said. “That intentionality can only come from veterans who take the initiative to reach out for those guys. People in the government are not going to come up with those ideas because they don’t understand the true meaning, what we’ve been through.” Now at UGA, Gokalp is grateful for the G.I. Bill, which covers tuition, books and a monthly stipend for eight semesters. “I learned my own potential and capabilities,” Gokalp said. “The military challenges you, but they challenge you in a way that you can’t just scratch the surface and get things done. It’s going to take everything you have, mentally and physically, and doing those things on a routine, always.” Gokalp could not have matured so much as a person had it not been for the military. “No one is challenging you in the civilian life," Gokalp said. "The only way you can is if you challenge yourself."

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THURSDAY, APRIL 11 Georgia Poetry Circuit Reading: Paul Hostovsky When: 7 to 8 p.m. Where: Ciné Price: Free Contact: www.athenscine.com Poetry Reading: Marni Ludwig, John Brown Spiers When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Avid Bookshop Contact: www.avidbookshop.com Willson Center Lecture: Adrian Colburn — “Hyperspectrics” When: 4 p.m. Where: Lamar Dodd School of Art Price: Free Contact: www.willson. uga.edu Drawing in the Galleries When: 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Price: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org Opening Reception: Livy Scholly — “France: City and Country” When: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Perk Avenue Cafe and Coffee House Price: Free Contact: www.madisonartistsguild.org SNAP! When: 10 p.m. Where: Nowhere Bar Price: Free Contact: (706) 5464742 DJ The King/MC Cord/ Toaster When: 8 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Price: Free Contact: www.facebook. com/lkshuffleclub

Jazz Jam When: 8 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com Leaving Countries and Friends: Ken Will Morton, The Southern Folk Coalition When: 10 p.m. Where: The Pub at Gameday Contact: (706) 3532831 New Madrid, The Dream Scene When: 9 p.m. Where: Green Room Price: $5 Contact: www.greenroomathens.com Kite to the Moon When: 8 p.m. Where: The World Famous Price: $7 (adv.), $10 (door) Contact: www.theworldfamousathens.com Caroline Aiken Band When: 8 p.m. Where: The Melting Point Price: $5 for students, $6 (adv.), $8 (door) Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com Cult of Riggonia, Ariaquanet, Them Natives, Trufflelina When: 9 p.m. Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Price: Free Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com Brit Jones, Amy Winkles When: 7 p.m. Where: The Bottleworks Contact: www.myathensis.com


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Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org

Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates Exhibition When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org

Remixing History: Manolo Valdés When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org

Worked When: 1 to 9 p.m. Where: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art Cost: Donations accepted Contact: (706) 208-1613

Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org William H. Johnson: An American Modern When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org

FRIDAY, APRIL 12 DJ Mahogany When: 10 p.m. Where: Go Bar Contact: (706) 546-5609 Immuzikation, Twin Powers, DJ Z-Dogg When: 10 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Price: Free Contact: www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub

iFilms: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade When: 7 p.m. Where: Athens-Clarke County Library Price: Free Contact: (706) 769-3950 Smart House When: 8 p.m. Where: Tate Theater Price: $1 for students, $2 for nonstudents Contact: www.tate.uga.edu/movies Drag Search and Dance Party When: 8 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Contact: www.boybutante.org From Savanna to Savannah: African Art from the Collection of Don Kole When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org Americans in Italy When: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12 Friday Night Jazz When: 8 to 11 p.m. Where: Highwire Lounge Price: Free Contact: www.highwirelounge.com The Aviators When: 11 p.m. Where: Amici Price: Free Contact: (706) 353-0000

The UGA theatre department will put on the classic Shakespeare play ‘Macbeth’ with a touch of technology. Courtesy John Gallagher-Gonzalez

‘Macbeth’ lights up stage in LED BY ALEX EVERHART The Red & Black The University of Georgia’s production of “Macbeth” will not be what Shakespeare imagined. William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy makes its way to UGA Thursday. With high-tech LED displays and an elaborate set, this play puts quite a spin on Shakespearean theater. “[We were] looking for an intersection between media and magic,” director David Saltz said. Saltz, head of the Department of Theater & Film Studies at UGA, specializes in interactive performance and media. His background takes this version of “Macbeth” to a new level. The production focuses on witchcraft and the supernatural. “It’s still conceptually simple, but with new technologies,” Saltz said. The play’s characters are the same, but new technology has entered the set. Four LED curtains will be used for digital projections, and 18-foot towers will loom across the stage. “It’s a very dynamic environment,” Saltz said. Saltz said he wants the props to add as much to the production as possible. “[The play] will be [a] very theatrical and tech-heavy production. Costumes will have LED lights within them and giant towers that move across

'MACBETH' When: April 11, 12, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. April 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. Where: Fine Arts Theatre Price: $12 (students), $16 (public) the stage,” said graduate student Zack Byrd, who will play Banquo in the production. “This play will be exactly what the directors and designers and the actors have hoped it to be. It’s going to shock people and cause awe in the audience.” The 17-member cast started rehearsing in February and has spent about eight weeks perfecting “Macbeth.” The cast spent three to four hours, six nights a week preparing. “It’s a full emergent type of thing,” Byrd said. Byrd said it takes a lot of individual work to analyze Shakespearean text and bring it to life. With such an intense, large set, the actors have had to make adjustments as well Saltz’s goal is for the audience to be completely wrapped up in the play within the first couple of minutes. “I hope it’s going to be fun, exciting and moving,” he said. “The key performances are amazing.”

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Macbeth When: 8 p.m. Where: Fine Arts Theatre Price: $12-16 Contact: (706) 542-4400 Showcase 2013 When: 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Where: Stan Mullins Art Studio Price: $5 Contact: www.goo.gl/QSs74 Line Dancing When: 8 to 10 p.m. Where: Bootleggers Country & Western Bar Contact: (706) 254-7338 13th Annual UGA GSA Interdisciplinary Research Conference When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Tate Student Center Price: Free Contact: www.ugagsa.com Meatout When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Tate Student Center Price: Free Contact: www.sos.uga.edu 6th Birthday Party When: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: White Tiger Gourmet Food & Chocolates Contact: (706) 353-6847 Art Reception: Thomas Gonzalez — “Gonzalez” When: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Madison Morgan Cultural Center Price: Free Contact: www.mmcc-arts.org Opening Reception When: 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation Price: Free Contact: www.ocaf.com UGA BFA Photography Thesis Show: “F Is for Stop” When: 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Lamar Dodd School of Art Price: Free Contact: www.art.uga.edu

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Open Mic and Bites Night When: 7:30 to 10 p.m. Where: Buffalo’s Café Price: $5 Contact: (706) 354-6655 Immigration/Legal Issues and Adult Literacy Forum When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Taylor-Grady House Price: Free Contact: (706) 254-9877, info@athensliteracy.org Generation(s) of Television Studies Symposium When: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Contact: www.grady.uga.edu Zero Dark Thirty When: 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m. Where: Tate Student Center Price: $1 for students, $2 for non-students Contact: www.tate.uga.edu/ movies Remixing History: Manolo Valdés When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org Belleek Porcelain from the Collection of Linda N. Beard When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org William H. Johnson: An American Modern When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Georgia Museum of Art Cost: Free Contact: www.georgiamuseum.org

The Dirty Guv'nahs banded together in a pinch, but it has since seen exposure of its mix of country and alternative styles on TV and as an opener on tour. Courtesy The Dirty Guv'nahs

Country band attributes rise to fan fervor BY COLBY NEWTON The Red & Black The Dirty Guv’nahs is rising fast in the alt-country scene. Fresh off the release of its third album,“Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies,” The Dirty Guv’nahs booked a major Southeast tour alongside acts such as Train and O.A.R., had its songs featured on multiple television shows, and even had a chance to record at Levon Helm’s legendary Woodstock, N.Y. studio. But this quickly advancing act would never have come together if it weren’t for a timely boast. The band came together when guitarist Justin Hoskins promised his band would play a friend’s benefit concert — a band that did not, technically, exist yet. With only 10 days before the promised performance, Hoskins scrambled to find enough willing friends to round out the band. Just in time, The Dirty Guv’nahs — most of whom had never performed before an audience — made its debut. The Dirty Guv’nahs has become much better known since its mostly-anonymous debut, but the members know that they’ve got a long way to go.

“The music industry is a marathon. A lot of folks don’t realize how long it takes to get your name out there for a band like ours,” James Trimble said. “We haven’t written a lot of radio-ready hits, so we don’t have anything like that to rely on…really, it comes down to one show at a time, winning over 10 or 50 or 100 people a night and just keeping after it.” One of the band’s most important goals is maintaining independence; there have been a few offers from major labels, but the band quickly decided to manage itself and build up a grassroots audience rather than sign its songs away. “It sounded really complicated, and we were still trying to find out who we were as a band,” Trimble said. “We’ve learned to kind of divvy up the work, so that different people are doing different things throughout the year.” The band decided to fund its last album entirely through Kickstarter, rather than rely on label money — a risky decision that paid off in spades: the band raised almost twice the money it had originally asked for. “We decided to ask our fans to help us create an album, and within two weeks, we had raised over

THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS When: April 12, 8 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Price: $10 $37,000,” Trimble said. “It’s been really incredible. That not only paid for the album, it helped pay for repairs for our van and helped us hire a publicist to spread the word.” After its fumbling early performances, the band has committed to improving its playing and songwriting. “When you first start playing music, you think you need to throw a guitar solo into every song, go as long as possible,” Trimble said. “The more you work on songs, the more you realize that what makes a truly great song is the dynamics and contrast.” The Dirty Guv’nahs may have started out as little more than a cover-up, but the band has talent and ambition to spare. “We want to make music forever, or for as long as possible. As long as the fans keep coming out, we’re gonna keep playing,” Trimble said. “It’s all about continuing on the journey.”

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Soulful sextet mixes decades and genres

Athens Farmers Market When: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Bishop Park Price: Free Contact: www.athensfarmersmarket.net Athens Area Democrats Breakfast When: 9 a.m. Where: Brett’s Casual American Restaurant Price: $11 Contact: (706) 2487455

By WIL PETTY @wilpetty Fitz and The Tantrums is switching roles. With its debut album “Pickin’ Up The Pieces,” listeners became acquainted with a strong Motown vibe and a lesser ’80s influence. "I think when 'Picking up the Pieces' was first getting put together, the band was still forming," said Joseph Karnes, bass player for the Los Angeles sextet. "Over the course of us touring that album, we became a really solid band." However, for the band's newest album, “More Than Just A Dream,” the ’80s will overtake the soulful era. “On this record, we have the ’80s a bit more in the foreground and the ’60s is a little in the background,” Karnes said. “All of the songs are so different on the record there is something there for everybody.” Originally signed to Dangerbird Records, the band recently signed on with Elektra Records, another substantial change “We are very excited to be where we are right now, and it’s really wonderful over there,” Karnes said. “It feels like a good home for us.” That is a drastic change from how Fitz and The Tantrums started, when the group would record

Fitz and The Tantrums moved from ’60s soul to ’80s funk with new album. Courtesy Fitz and The Tantrums demos in a living room and perform shows where they didn’t have enough original material to carry a gig. “I think once ‘Breakin’ The Chains of Love’ was written, it was really a compass for how [lead singer Michael Fitzpatrick] wanted the sound and everything to go initially,” Karnes said. Having the creative process down, the group was able to put together its first album, which reached No. 1 on the Heat seeker charts and No. 18 on the U.S. Indie charts. Now the band books shows with Bruno Mars and perform on major stages at SXSW. With its newest album coming out, Fitz and The Tantrums will be constantly touring. “We’re going to be on the road all year long,” Karnes said. “We’ll be hitting up everywhere in the country as soon as we can get up there.” And one of those stops include Athens. This will be the group’s second time performing in town. “It’s just such a cool

FITZ and the TANTRUMS When: April 12, 7 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Club Price: $21-25 town. Athens is a special place,” Karnes said. “The last year when we went it was my first time going. It’s an iconic town, it’s beautiful, it’s a walking city. Any time we can get around a nice university, those crowds are always super, super fun.” Future plans for the act include continued touring and finding creative ways to put its material out there. But first up is the Athens show, as well as the album set to be released in May. Karnes, though, is focused on good times on stage in the show. “We just want everyone to forget their cares and worries for an hour and a half and just party with us,” he said.

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pointathens.com TLC Soundsystem, New Wives, Black Moon, DJ Twin Powers When: 9 p.m. Where: Go Bar Price: $3 (21+), $5 (18-20) Contact: (706) 5465609 Efren When: 11 p.m. Where: Amici Price: Free Contact: (706) 3530000 Supercluster, New Sound of Numbers When: 8 p.m. Where: The World Famous Price: $7 Contact: www.theworldfamousathens.com Eddie & the Public Speakers When: 10 p.m. Where: Green Room Price: $5 Contact: www.greenroomathens.com Grim Reefer, Manger When: 9 p.m. Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com 2013 Night Train Tour: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Jake Owen When: 6:30 p.m. Where: Sanford Stadium Price: Sold out Contact: www.livenation.com Incendiaries, Mad Axes, Maximum Busy Muscle When: 10 p.m. Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club Contact: www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub


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Local act plays with tragic plot, dark humor By CHELSEY ABERCROMBE @comma_freak

‘AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY’

Not every show about a modern family ends with a happy monologue. Athens’ Town & Gown Players will put on a production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awardwinning play, “August: Osage County” April 12-14 and 18-21. Director Allen Rowell said its plot mixes a tragic and comedic situation. “One of the cool things about the play is that it’s kind of a crucible of all the family issues that you tend to see dealt with in one fashion or another in these kinds of plays and these kinds of scripts, but [Letts] has really piled a lot of them in there,” Rowell said. What makes the play stick out from others is its inclusiveness — genres combine. “It becomes this kind of epic tragedy, but at the same time, a hugely funny black comedy.” Set in Pawhuska, Okla., the play begins when family patriarch Beverly Weston, husband of Violet Weston, disappears, causing the couple’s three daughters and their significant others to descend on their childhood home to deal with the aftermath. While this situation may sound like a horror movie to some, Rowell insists that the script captures the best of both the tragedy and comedy genres. “I want to emphasize that this is one laugh after another,” said Rowell, who’s previously directed seven shows for Town & Gown. “A lot of the laughs are so strong because they’re against a background of some very

Thomas Rhett When: 8 p.m. Where: Georgia Theatre Price: $15 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com Holman Autry Band When: 8 p.m. Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com Free Lance Ruckus When: 9:30 p.m. Where: The Office Lounge Contact: (706) 546-0840

When: April 12-13, 18-20 at 8 p.m.; April 14, 21 at 2 p.m. Where: Town & Gown Players Price: $8-15 realistic, very raw situations.” The show’s cast members agreed with Rowell’s description. “We were really laughing when we read this ourselves,” said Gay Griggs McCommons, the actress who plays Violet Weston. Bryn Adamson, a local artist and University of Georgia graduate, plays Barbara, the eldest of the three Weston sisters. “[Barbara] is kind of the one that’s got everything together, but she doesn’t,” Adamson said. “She’s having some trouble with her marriage, which is the marriage all the other sisters have looked up to, and was supposed to last, and she’s the only one of the three that has a child who’s with them. She’s just a little tightly wound.” Adamson’s character has arguably the most explosive relationship with family matriarch Violet. “There’s a little bit of physical stuff that I’m not good at,” Adamson said. “I’ll be the first to say I’m not great at stage combat, but I put myself there.” For Griggs McCommons, “August: Osage County” provides two unique opportunities: to work alongside her husband, Flagpole magazine editor Pete McCommons, who plays Beverly,

Community theater group Town & Gown Players will perform the tragic comedy and five-time Tony award-winning play “August: Osage County.” Kristyn Nucci/Staff and to portray the deeply complex role of an aging, drug-addicted former poet. “She’s full of rage,” Grigg McCommons said of her character. “She will tell us about her rough childhood from time to time, and her rage seems to be focused on a more recent incident in her childhood, but it comes out toward everybody.” Weston’s persona is arguably the driving force of the show’s intricate plot. “When the play came out, one New York reviewer said that she’s topped them all now. She’s topped Lady Macbeth and all the other strident,

Red Sky Days, Taste Like Good, Connected Houses, Shudderdog When: 9:30 p.m. Where: Caledonia Lounge Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com

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Wowcase When: 11 p.m. Where: Farm 255 Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com

String Piece Quilting Class When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Sewcial Studio Price: $35 Contact: www.sewcialstudio. com

Corbett Walsh, Whisper Kiss When: 8 a.m. Where: Athens Farmers Market

Colby Dee When: 10 p.m. Where: Silver Dollar Contact: (706) 353-3093

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demanding women of theatre,” Griggs McCommons said. While “August: Osage County” isn’t for children, Griggs McCommons said, anyone with the maturity to handle the material will find something to which they can relate, whether it be humorous or not. “Everybody will see something they recognize from their own families or families that they know,” Griggs McCommons said. “They will never forget it if they see this play. It’s stunning.”

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ative Possibilities Price: $10 Contact: www.mamainthemoon.blogspot.com Qi Gong When: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Where: 5 Points Acupuncture Price: $10 Contact: www.5 p.m.ointsacupuncture.com Spring Wildflowers of the Granite Outcrops of Georgia When: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: State Botanical Garden of Georgia Price: $50

Contact: www.botgarden.uga. edu HomeSafe Georgia When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Price: Free Contact: xpledger@depower. org Do Tell!: Madison Storytelling Festival When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Madison Morgan Cultural Center Contact: www.mmcc-arts.org


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‘BioShock’ is gaming paradise By WES MAYER The Red & Black Although it may look like it at first, I assure you, this floating city in the clouds is not heaven. Welcome to Columbia, the majestic setting of Irrational Games’s new first-person shooter, “BioShock Infinite,” the third game of the “BioShock” series. “Infinite” is not a direct sequel to “BioShock 2” though, and it brings you far above sea level into the control of a new main character, Booker DeWitt. With a fresh story, a new world, intriguing characters and an elaborate and exciting combat style, “BioShock Infinite” is one of the best first-person shooters we have seen this year. The story picks up in 1912, with Booker on a mission to rescue/abduct a young woman named Elizabeth from Columbia, a floating city created as an American wonder of the world. Booker is haunted by his past, which includes fighting in the Battle of Wounded Knee and being a former Pinkerton agent (sort of like a mercenary), and also being haunted by a lost love named Anna. But his particular set of skills and his need to get out of some past debt made him a perfect candidate for the job, and Booker soon discovers that he might be much more connected to Columbia than he originally thought. In Columbia, a civil war is brewing between those who worship the Founders and those who follow the rebel group, the Vox Populi (Latin for "Voice of the People"). On the Founders’ side, the people have created an almost cultist regime worshiping the prophet Zachary Comstock (who created Columbia) as their god, and worshiping the founding fathers, Washington (the sword), Jefferson (the scroll) and Franklin (the key) as their deities. The Vox Populi obvi-

ously want to overthrow this regime, create an anarchist state and take back Columbia for the people. And Booker and Elizabeth soon find they are caught in the middle of two evil factions. One thing you will notice right away is how beautiful Columbia is. As you might expect from a city in the sky, the world is blue and sunny, and all the citizens live happy, regular lives. “BioShock Infinite” has a special art style that makes everything look colorful and bright and happy. At first. As you delve into the game, the ugly underbelly of Columbia reveals itself. Racism, sexism and, of course, bloody violence is the true face of the floating city. There is one person in all of this who is still innocent and pure though — Elizabeth. Even though we are technically escorting Elizabeth, we never have to worry about her safety or worry about her getting in the way or making things difficult. Elizabeth acts as a fantastic supporting character in both combat and exploration, and throughout the game you actually grow fond of having her around. Especially in combat. Because it is a first-person shooter, combat is what “BioShock Infinite” is all about. Booker can carry two weapons at any time, most of which are a few decades ahead of their time (I’m pretty positive submachine guns and rocket launchers weren’t around in 1912), and Booker can take on hoards of enemies with just those. But Booker also can use Vigors, magical drinks that give him the power to do things like possess enemies and machines, throw exploding fireballs, lift helpless enemies into the air or shoot bolts of lightning out of his hands. Each Vigor has two different uses, most involving a direct attack and a more pow-

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“BioShock Infinte,” a first-person shooter game and the next in the “BioShock” series, was released March 26. Courtesy Irrational Games erful trap attack that will trigger when enemies get too close. Utilizing both his arsenal of weapons and his Vigors makes Booker a deadly force on the battlefield. On top of that, one of Booker’s most efficient weapons is the Sky-Hook, a wrist weapon with three rotating, bladed hooks. The Sky-Hook primarily works as Booker’s melee weapon which he can use to carve up his enemies with gruesome executions, but it also acts as Booker’s fastest method of transportation. All around Columbia are Skyrails, and the hook allows Booker to quickly zip around many battlefields raining hell down on his enemies and jump down to assassinate anyone in range. Throughout battle, Elizabeth also plays an important role. While you are in the thick of things, Elizabeth follows you around picking up ammo for you, searching for health packs and collecting Salts (the substance that replenishes your Vigor meter). You never have to worry about protecting Elizabeth because your enemies only want to kill you and take Elizabeth alive, so that’s nice. If you are downed, Elizabeth will revive you, and you can get right back into the action — with the loss of some of your

money. Elizabeth is the most helpful when she learns how to open up Tears, sort of rift, wormhole, teleportation windows into another alternate time or space. How she does it is mysterious, but you can’t really complain. In combat, Tears appear everywhere, and you can tell Elizabeth which ones to open. The Tears bring in support such as machine gun turrets, specific weapons and ammo, areas to take cover behind and boxes of health packs or Salt vials. Elizabeth can only keep one Tear open at a time though, so there is a bit of decision making on how to fight battles. Outside of combat, “BioShock Infinite” is all about exploring the world. The story is the real driving factor of the game, and in between combat, you meet interesting and memorable characters and visit an imaginative and beautiful world. The game motivates you to keep playing with an almost “Inception”-like, deep, intertwined story. Throughout the game, you will find your jaw dropping more than a few times, and after you finish it, I guarantee you will want to jump right back in and play it again.

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Sexual encounters proven to be less prevalent than peers’ perceptions By SHANNON ADAMS @Shan_N_Adams Sex is everywhere. Sex is on our TVs and in our books, it’s all over the Internet, we talk about it at lunch, and we even discuss it in classes. Sex is a part of life, but when and how sex is incorporated into your life as a college student is a personal choice. With everything that goes on at college, abstinence may seem like an outdated concept, but if you happen to fall in with the 33.5 percent of college students that U Magazine found in its poll are not sexually active, you are most definitely not alone. "Some people think it's weird and they are alone in being abstinent, but they’re not," said Danielle Duncan, a third-year marketing major from Pittsburgh, Pa., and public relations director for Sexual Health Helpers at UGA. Duncan also noted that among those students who have been sexually active, not all of them are right now. “Some people are having sex once a year, some people are having it once a month, there are people that are having it three times a day,” Duncan said. “It’s something to keep in mind.” Abstinence is perceived as being uncommon on campus. While it’s true that the majority of students have had some form of sexual experience, it’s also true that most students think their classmates are a lot busier in the bedroom than they really are. Abstinence doesn’t seem to be considered normal. “I think there are a lot of people who have been taught abstinence, but not very many that I have encountered who practice it,” Lauren Berry, a fourth-year English major from Morrow, said. And there are a ton of other students who feel the same way.

“It’s probably not that prominent on campus,” Sarah Leifeld, a first-year biology major from Canton, said. “I haven’t run into that many people that are like gung-ho waiting.” According to the American College Health Association, on average, other students tend to think female college students have had about two more partners than they actually have had in the last year, and they tend to think male college students have had an average of 1.5 more partners than they have. Britt Lynch, a first-year communications studies major from Monroe, is one of the students on campus abstaining from sex, but even she feels as if she keeps sparse company in her decision. “I feel like as a whole, UGA is probably not abstinent,” Lynch said. “I know that a lot of my friends have told me, ‘Oh Brittany, it’s very admirable. I can respect you for being abstinent and being willing to wait, but it’s just something I don’t really see myself doing.'” Lynch doesn't maintain abstinence for herself though. “I’m abstinent. I’ve made the commitment to stay abstinent until I’m married, and that’s completely because I feel led as a Christian and what Christ calls us to do, like to live pure lives,” she said. Even though our views on who is actually doing what are skewed, that’s not to say there aren’t those on campus who really do think abstinence is outdated or unnecessary. “My personal belief is that if you want to love someone, you should share your whole self with them, — sex is part of understanding someone completely,” Berry said. With more than 30,000 students on campus, there are bound to be some differences in the way people conduct their sex lives or lack thereof.

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The average number of sexual partners men and women have had is consistently perceived by others to be higher than it is actually reported to be. GRaphic by Ana Kabakova/Staff “Of course, it is a college campus, so there are going to be people who don’t abstain,” Samantha Meyer, a member of the executive board of the Women’s Studies Student Organization and a fourthyear public relations and women’s studies major from Villa Rica, said. “I do know I personally have encountered people who think that’s silly and it’s not something that they do, but then I know people who are waiting until they’re married.” Some who abstain don't feel as if they're missing out on anything. “Some people really don’t treat the concept of sex as something that should be protected or something very special,” Lynch said. “It’s not

that you’re keeping yourself from someone when you’re dating them, but it's just that you’re really emphasizing the relational part of it, not the physical part of it.” Further confusion about abstinence is fueled by the fact that it is defined by different people in different ways. “When we go run programming out in Tate or for a sorority or for a fraternity, we get asked questions all the time about it,” Duncan said. Duncan said that Katy Janousek, the advisor of SHHUGA and the sexual health coordinator at the University Health Center, gets questions frequently as well. “People ask things like ‘If

I have this specific type of sex, am I still a virgin? What is virginity?’” Duncan said. “These are questions that we are asked all the time, and those all deal with abstinence.” If nothing else, this curiosity shows that abstinence is on people’s minds. Abstinence may not be the prevailing choice on campus, but it’s most definitely here. It’s an option, and if it happens to be your choice, you aren’t alone. Fellow students pursuing the same choice, for whatever the reason, do exist. They just may be a little hidden.

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April 11, 2013 edition of the Red & Black