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Vol. 118, No. 133 | Athens, Georgia

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Univ. to cut $48 million from budget

Cooks for Greek life relish jobs

By MARIANA HEREDIA THE RED & BLACK

By BRIANA GERDEMAN THE RED & BLACK Feeding a flock of more than 100 college-aged men and women can be a tough job, but for the chefs that staff the University’s fraternity and sorority houses, it’s a great job to have. Yolanda Morton, a cook at Alpha Chi Omega sorority, works the morning shift, making breakfast and lunch. Before working at Alpha Chi Omega, she worked as a cook and manager at restaurants, hospitals and nursing homes. But she said she likes this job, because of the hours — 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday — and because the pace isn’t as hurried as working in a restaurant. She also likes being home when her sons get off the bus. “It’s great for me,” she said. “To have soccer, have dinner, have wrestling in the afternoons. It’s great for my schedule. I still be able to do their games and everything they have to do on Saturday.” During the two years she’s worked at Alpha Chi Omega, Morton has gotten to know the women in the sorority and what they like to eat. “I try to rotate everything out, but usually on Monday mornings, they haven’t eaten breakfast over the weekend, so they love oatmeal on Monday,” she said. “Rainy days, I cook grits or oatmeal, because it’s something they like before they go out into the weather. You just got to get to know your girls.” In addition to accommodating food allergies and special diets, Morton provides several meal options to add variety.

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S Diego Ulloa-Reyes works as the afternoon cook at Alpha Chi Omega. The chef said he enjoys getting feedback from the sorority. “We have at least four choices for them to have,” she said. “We have hot food, you know, the corn doggies, or the spanakopitas, or pigs in a blanket, you know, Bagel Bites. We have maybe two hot choices, the cold bar and some-

thing that can go in the warmer.” Morton, who moved to Athens from Atlanta for a slower pace of life and less competition for jobs, said she’s glad she found this job when she did. “It was good that I ran

up on this job, because at the time, I had just moved here, and I was driving to Winder to work,” she said. “It’s hard for me to get an office job when my résumé’s all full of food, See GREEK, Page 3

Sophomore looks to extend 16-game hit streak By ROBBIE OTTLEY THE RED & BLACK On April 1, sophomore shortstop Kyle Farmer hit a two-run homer in the first game of what would become a sweep against Mississippi State. At the time, Farmer had been in something of a slump, reflected in his stats, but since Farmer had posted a .293 average in his freshman year, head coach David Perno wasn’t concerned about his fundamentals. “He’s the best .220 hitter in the country,” Perno said at the time. “I looked at his batting average, like, eh, couldn’t believe it.” Something somewhat curious happened after that game, though. Farmer just kept hitting. And game after game, his average improved, until he woke up Wednesday morning, sitting on a .296 average and a 16-game hitting streak. The hitting streak and the improved average reflect a change in his mental approach after

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S Kyle Farmer was struggling to start the season at the plate, but he’s since found his groove, hitting in 16 consecutive games. the slow start. “[I] kinda went back to my old ways [like] I did last year, and just kinda started focusing, hitting the ball up the middle,” Farmer said. “I was trying to do a little bit too much that was out of my ability.”

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Although the streak is a career high and a team high, Farmer hasn’t focused on it, though he did make sure to knock on the dugout’s wooden bench after it was mentioned. He follows the ubiquitous philosophy of keeping away from stats,

so perhaps the pot not watched has boiled. “I try to stay away from looking at the stats. As long as we’re winning, I’m fine with whatever I’m hitting,” Farmer said. “I just see the [bat] hit the ball, and hopefully it’ll help us win.” The streak has helped move Farmer’s successfully past his slump. But he couldn’t have emerged from his slump without the lessons he learned while he’d slowed down. “Failure always teaches you, it always brings you back to where you come from. And it did,” he said. “I was trying to do a little bit too much that was out of my ability, and then I got grounded.” Farmer decided to make the change after a 3 RBI, bases-clearing double capped a six-run inning in a 9-5 Georgia win over Louisiana State last month. The double followed a line drive down the left field line, and

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The University will cut about $48 million from its budget, and layoffs might be coming to some departments in the next fiscal year. University President Michael Adams said in a media briefing Thursday that the University will not receive about $32 million in state appropriations and $16 million in enrollment growth appropriations. Adams said these numbers would add up to an 8.5 percent budget cut. “We’re going to absorb 5.5 percent of that centrally, and the units will absorb 2 to 2.5 percent based on the unit,” he said. Adams said deans and vice presidents of specific units might have to look into laying off some employees. “Exactly what a unit director or a dean would do in those regards, I’m not certain yet,” he said. “But I know enough having talked to many of them that some of them are living close enough to the edge, like all of us, that they will have to operate next year with, in some cases, a few less people than we’ve had this year.” Adams said the University will receive $4.5 million from the 3 percent increase in tuition and $16 million from the fee increase. “The bottom line is that the tuition increase is going to give us about a third of

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the cut we just took,” Adams said. He also said this was the first year in the modern history of the University where tuition will cover more than state appropriations. “So we have crossed that Rubicon, and whether we ever go back remains to be seen,” he said. “We are grateful for our partnership with the state, but it is a substantially different partnership than it was several years ago.” Adams said he wants to use the revenue from tuition and fees toward academics. See BUDGET, Page 2

HARASSMENT POLICY

Time needed for extensive review By JACOB DEMMITT THE RED & BLACK University President Michael Adams officially announced forthcoming changes to the University’s sexual harassment policies at a meeting Thursday. Although he didn’t mention specific amendments, as he addressed the University Council, he expects to have more to say in August. “This is a nationwide issue that, I have said before, we seem to have fewer examples than many places,” Adams said. “But I consider one act of sexual harassment, and certainly violence, to be one too many.” This announcement comes following several Red & Black reports as well as a review of the U n iv e r s ity ’ s NonDiscrimination and AntiHarassment policy by an ad hoc committee. The policy is also under scrutiny as part of the five-year review of the Equal Opportunity Office. The Federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has also pro-

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vided new guidelines and asked all universities to reexamine the way they address acts of sexual violence on campus. Adams said all of these factors will be taken into consideration as policy changes are worked out this summer. “Between the committee report ... the review of the office and the new guidelines that will be coming from the federal department of education, we clearly will have to make some adjustments and hopefully improvements in the way that we are dealing with these issues,” Adams said. “Our response, I believe, will take considered thought and attention to revise our current policies and practices — to make sure they are both in line with federal guidelines and sensible in regard to the everyday issues that we must face.” Recommended changes outlined in the ad hoc committee’s report include more defined ways to maintain confidentiality, increased training on sexual harassment and ways to ensure the proper redaction of documents.

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Group aids Haitian relief Aims for lasting effect By UMARAH ALI THE RED & BLACK A little more than a year ago, the University was buzzing with fundraisers for helping Haitians after the January earthquake. The University may not be buzzing as loudly anymore, but students are still busy with relief efforts. Hands on Haiti is a student organization that began last year with more than just fundraising tactics to provide relief. “We’re dedicated to improving the lives of the Haitian people by building strong and sustainable communities,” said Hands on Haiti president JeanPierre Bourget. Dawgs for Haiti was effective in immediate response, he said, but it had no long-term plans set up in Athens. “We are established to be long-term, instead of a program for immediate aid,” he said. “We’re work-

CAMPUS COFFEE HOUR When: Today, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Memorial Hall Ballroom More Information: Sample international cuisine and meet students from various ethnic backgrounds at the University. ing with students in Haiti to develop their own communities and skills so they themselves can go on to create sustainable communities themselves.” Hands on Haiti is divided into several other initiatives to help Haitians get back on their feet. An economic development program, for example, is designed to work with Haitian businesses to help them grow. “We try to work with communities and businesses so they can build and sustain themselves,” said freshman Ernst Melias. Melias is a leader in the economic development program, now working with a small business — Collibel — in Haiti.

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S Jean-Pierre Bourget, Hands On Haiti president, wants to make the organization a long-term program aimed at working with Haitian students to help them develop their communities. “Right now we’re building them a website, gives them some exposure on social media,” he said. They’re also working to develop the jewelry and sandals Collibel produces

in order to make the products competitive in the global market. “We’re trying to contact local businesses in Athens, and local podiatrists to make their sandals more

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A University student was arrested for public intoxication Thursday near Fahrenheit bar, according to an Athens-Clarke County Police report. John Clyde Youngblood, 27, was approached by police at about 2:30 a.m. after officers heard a loud banging sound outside of Fahrenheit. Youngblood was reportedly banging on the door and yelling for someone to come outside. When officers asked Youngblood what the problem was, he said there was no problem. He smelled of alcohol, was very unsteady and was cussing loudly, according to the report. After officers told Youngblood to go home, he walked away and then came back. Youngblood told officers that he got into an argument with his dad and the officer needed to find him a place to stay. While still yelling and cussing, he told police that “if

[they] did not find him a place to go he would follow [police] around and go home with [them],” according to the report. Due to his failure to calm down or leave the area, Youngblood was arrested and charged with public intoxication. He was then transported to Clarke County Jail. Thursday’s incident was Youngblood’s second arrest in a month, according to reports. On April 9, Youngblood was arrested and charged with public intoxication after fighting downtown near Fahrenheit. Student residence burglarized A University student reported a burglary at her residence Wednesday, according to an AthensClarke County Police report.

The student told police when she returned to her house at about 7 p.m., the back door was kicked off the hinges and a Toshiba laptop and maroon bag that had been left on the table were missing. The student also reported she found a note that said “If you call the police, I will tell them about the stash of weed I left in here,” according to the report. There were no suspects at the time of the report. Student reports bike unlawfully claimed A University student reported an unknown individual claimed her bike from the Parking Services Impound Lot Wednesday, according to a University Police report. The student told police on Feb. 16 the individual obtained her bike during University Parking Services office hours. She said the person did so with the intent to deprive her of the use of the bike, according to the report.

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Suspicious persons barred from campus Two suspicious individuals were barred from campus Wednesday after officers observed them standing in the grass near the North Church Street Parking Lot, according to a University Police report. Police reported two black males, one wearing a blue T-shirt and blue jeans and the other wearing a black T-shirt and khaki shorts, were standing near North Church Street Parking Lot at about 5:20 p.m. Police also reported seeing the individuals bend down behind a Jeep in the parking lot. Police approached the individuals while at Raising Cane’s on Baxter Street. Joshua Antoine Daniel and a juvenile male were barred from University of Georgia property for 90 days, according to the report. — Compiled by Tiffany Stevens

comfortable and appealing,” Melias said. “Their products are in the market now in Haiti, and they should be open to the U.S. in the summer.” Immediate aid and

Univ. faculty fills president position By TIFFANY STEVENS THE RED & BLACK

dent of the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education. As the semester draws She is a faculty to a close, the University’s researcher with the Foot associate provost and Soldier Project for the chief diversity officer will University’s Civil Rights begin her time as Studies and served Savannah State as co-chair for the University’s interim 50th anniversary of president. desegregation at The Board of the University. Regents announced Dozier is also an Thursday that affiliate faculty Cheryl Dozier will member at the be stepping in as African Studies interim president Institute and the at SSU effective DOZIER Institute of African May 9. American Studies. Dozier will serve Tom Jackson, in this position during vice president of public SSU’s search for a new affairs at the University, president to replace Earl said Dozier is projected to G. Yarbrough Sr., who has serve as interim president served as SSU president for six months and will since July 2007 and was then return to the not reappointed. University. Dozier is a tenured pro“She’s obviously one of fessor in the University’s the most accomplished school of social work and people we have at the was recently elected presi- University,” Jackson said.

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Funding continues to decline ¢ From Page 1 “We will apply directly tuition and special institutional fee revenues to strengthening the academic program of the University of Georgia,” he said. “Not that we’re not interested in the other legitimate units, but we have to focus on our priorities.” Despite the increasing cost to attend, Adams said the University is ahead in its recruiting numbers. “We’re running several hundred deposits ahead of this time last year,” he said. “We intend to adhere to our May 1 deadline and have a report on numbers shortly thereafter, but it looks like a very good recruiting year despite some of the challenges we have faced.” During the University Council meeting Thursday, Adams said the state has consistently been decreasing University funding since 2009. His presentation included a chart showing a $7.4 million decrease in funding from 1998 to 2012. He also showed an increase of almost 5,000 students in that same time period. Adams also said he wanted to create a general salary pool for faculty during the next fiscal year. “I know hanging that out there is dangerous, and no one has told me that’s possible,” he said. “But it is a very real need for us right now.”


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MAN ON THE STREET: Hot and Cold Weather Georgia weather is known for its extreme highs and lows. Recent record high temperatures were unexpectedly quick to rise, making it hard to believe after Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weeklong snowstorm. What do students think of this extreme temperature zigzag? Shedding a positive light on the heat, the sizzling sun is a constant reminder there are only four more weeks until the semester comes to an end. More and more students are being overwhelmed with thoughts of upcoming graduation parties, summer sports and poolside lounge time. Sunny days may be hot, but even moderate exposure will benefit your immune system and provide your body with vitamin D, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Still, other students prefer a more gradual

transition from the cold winter winds to the blistering heat. The subject of clothing only makes the quick weather transitions more complicated. In the spring and the summer the hot weather outside completely contrasts the cold air-conditioned classrooms, and the humidity leaves even the neatest and tidiest in a state of sticky inelegance, leaving some students confused about what to wear around campus. The Red & Black wanted to know if the recent heat waves have you hyped for the summer season, or if you are wishing back those wintery winds. What do students think of the weather changes? â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Heidi Gholamhosseini

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STEPHEN AKIN

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sophomore chemistry major from Grayson

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have lab four days a week so I hate it because I have to wear long pants and closedtoed shoes. It sucks when I have to walk around campus and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like 90 degrees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;

â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t affect me. I just kind of wear the same thing all year round regardless of the weather.â&#x20AC;?

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always having to check the weather now because it flip-flops so much, and I feel really dumb when I bring my umbrella on a cloudy morning and have to carry it around all day if it gets sunny.â&#x20AC;?

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too hot and humid. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting out of here as soon as I graduate to go somewhere cooler. I might even go to Africa for an internship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; at least it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be humid there.â&#x20AC;?

CHRIS JAMES sophomore chemistry major from Marietta

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actually pumped about the hot weather, but I wish we got some sort of transition period between the two.â&#x20AC;?

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freshman international affairs and political science major from Augusta â&#x20AC;&#x153;I prefer weather thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice and breezy but still sunny, like last week, but this week its like BAM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; humidity. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just too wet.â&#x20AC;?

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Childish Gambino â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;EPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Money, booze and sex donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t excite me anymore. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all most rappers are talking about, in the usual uninspired ways. So much rap today is tired â&#x20AC;&#x201D; preoccupied with the glitz of stardom rather than lyrical cleverness. At a certain point, telling me how rich and cool you are loses the allure it once held. Childish Gambinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest EP titled, well, â&#x20AC;&#x153;EP,â&#x20AC;? achieves the miraculous â&#x20AC;&#x201D; defying these tired genre stereotypes while simultaneously indulging them. Sure, Gambino says his fair share about booze, money and sex, but he never seems to feel comfortable with this proven triumvirate of rap. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refreshing. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably already familiar with Gambino by a different name â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donald Glover. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard about him itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because of his Derrick Comedy videos on YouTube, or his character Troy Barnes on NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a funny guy, but whereas Gloverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other work is all absurd whimsy, â&#x20AC;&#x153;EPâ&#x20AC;? is dark comedy. Offered as a free download from the rapperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, â&#x20AC;&#x153;EPâ&#x20AC;? dwells on a darker side of stardom, referencing Gloverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success as a writer and actor. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more than a little anxiety about days gone by â&#x20AC;&#x201D; constant bullying replaced by ever-growing success (and excess). But Gambino seems to know that moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only as exciting as the people you spend it around, that this fame thing might not be as great as it seems. Or as he says on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be Aloneâ&#x20AC;?: â&#x20AC;&#x153;the ride is easy when the dollars there to grease the wheels/Now everybody tell me what to do and how to feel.â&#x20AC;? In terms of production, the obvious reference point is Kanye Westâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,â&#x20AC;? with both sharing a grand orchestral flavor. However, â&#x20AC;&#x153;EPâ&#x20AC;? bears influence from the indie music crowd, making riskier decisions that play counterpoint to the poppy bits. The end result moves between confessional and cathartic. This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t your usual hip-hop narrative â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a bullied middle class nerd catapulted to success only to find the fruits of fame just as bitter. The standout track, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freaks and Geeks,â&#x20AC;? epitomizes that bitterness, but with all the certainty of a brash, headstrong rapper. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where Glover finds his voice as an artist and begins to defy comparison. For three and a half minutes Glover goes insane â&#x20AC;&#x201D; relentlessly spitting his game, peddling his wares. But his anxiety cuts through. Self-consciously, he plays both sides of hip-hop superficiality, talking himself up with tongue squarely in cheek, but with a wit that puts him head and shoulders above the competition. When I listen to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freaks and Geeksâ&#x20AC;? I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but recall â&#x20AC;&#x153;About a Girlâ&#x20AC;? off Nirvanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first album. In that outstanding rock track from that otherwise sludgy (if good) album I can see a spark of future greatness. Maybe Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m speaking too soon, but I see that same spark in Gambino. The album isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a home run, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refreshing to hear a record with pop sensibilities that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get in the way of its more experimental elements. And while the five songs on â&#x20AC;&#x153;EPâ&#x20AC;? doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t reach utter perfection, it would be unreasonable to ask for it. That will come in time. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Stone Irvin

you know, all full of cooking and managing and stuff like that, in food service. I was trying to cross over without going back to school, and it was kind of hard.â&#x20AC;? At Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, chef John â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hootieâ&#x20AC;? Dieck is in charge of cooking all the meals. Dieck used to work at the Athens Country Club and has degrees in food service management and culinary arts, and has worked at SAE for eight years. He works with the house manager to make menus, and tries to rotate the foods he serves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try to do theme nights, like ... pasta night, a pasta bar,â&#x20AC;? he said. He knows the members of the fraternity, and they will call or text him to save a plate of food if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re running late for a meal. He said he hopes to have his own restaurant and catering business in the future. He already runs a catering business, Hootieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catering, on the weekends. Diego Ulloa-Reyes, the afternoon cook at Alpha Chi Omega, works with Morton to make lunch and cooks dinner by himself. Ulloa, who said he loves to cook, moved to the United States from Mexico when he was 16 and began working in a Florida restaurant. His older sister suggested he move to Athens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a college town, so she told me I would be able to learn more and talk to more people and learn more English,â&#x20AC;? he said. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worked at Alpha Chi Omega for about five months, and said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;completely differentâ&#x20AC;? from working in a restaurant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to feed 130 girls, and to please every single one is not that easy,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the restaurant, you will receive a bunch of different people, and here, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always the same girls.â&#x20AC;? Ulloa said he likes learning to cook new things, for example, vegan foods â&#x20AC;&#x201D; such as quinoa and tofu. He also likes getting feedback from the women in Alpha Chi Omega when they like the food. He said he hopes to keep working at the sorority for a long time, but may want to work for a restaurant to learn more about cooking. He said hard work and the

ability to learn on the job are a reflection of his culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Latinos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we work hard, we get what we want,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t [go] to school for it, cooking. I just learned, working different places. And whatever I learned from that place, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d just keep it in me and try to make my own recipes. [I want to] tell my people to grow, study, make themselves good. Work and do what they want to do. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not here to work. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m here to have fun, to cook.â&#x20AC;?

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A wrap-up of the week’s ups and downs

Tuition increase The Board of Regents announced a 3 percent increase in tuition on Tuesday. But the Regents didn’t stop there. They also increased the amount students pay in fees, raising the University’s institutional fee by $250. University students, your free ride from the HOPE scholarship is long gone, and from the looks of recent events, the costs of your education are just going to increase. Budget cuts In a familiar fashion, the University announced an 8.5 percent budget cut for fiscal year 2012. We’ve heard it all before — layoffs could be coming and University units have nowhere left to cut. It seems like students will just have to get used to paying more for less. Student Government Association It’s official. Welcome to the spotlight, The Link party. Now, let’s see what headway you can make on the issues you’ve included in your platform. And let’s be real, you haven’t done anything wrong — yet. Fashion Week This week’s celebration of style brought catwalks, couture and even a Real Housewife of Atlanta to the Classic City. Bravo!, indeed, Athens Fashion Week! Rep. John Lewis Tuesday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) spoke for progress. And as a student activist during the civil rights movement, he learned a thing or two about it. Lewis’ inspiring speech celebrated the University’s 50th anniversary of desegregation and encouraged students to continue working for social change, especially regarding recent immigration laws. Oil spill Only a year ago, more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion of a BP well. And now the workers who helped clean it up report oil and chemicalrelated illnesses. Sounds like a good time to file a lawsuit and shove the blame off onto someone else, right? Wrong again, BP — you may want to shift your attention elsewhere. As in toward those affected by the spill. If anything, it’d be the best PR move they’ve made in a while. McGill Awards The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded its annual Ralph McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage to Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two reporters held captive in North Korea. We commend Grady College for celebrating the work of these journalists. Most importantly, we commend the McGill medalists for continuing the tradition of courageous reporting. Softball The Georgia softball team knows how to finish the drill. It knows what it is like to be atop its sport. It continues to rack up wins, dominant and otherwise. Keep it up, ladies.

— Mimi Ensley, Rachel G. Bowers, Courtney M. Holbrook and Anita George for the editorial board

Quote of the week: “There has always been funding ... It hasn’t always been fully funded, but there has always been money funded from the state for enrollment growth. And this year, for the first time, there was zero dollars.” — from John Millsaps, spokesman for the Board of Regents, in “‘3 percent: Increase in price of Univ. more than tuition suggests,” April 20.

How long before you seal the deal? T

he big moment is here. Maybe you’ve been looking forward to it for weeks. Maybe just a few days. It’s date night with the guy you really like and you’re nervous. I’ve noticed that dating in college exponentially differs from dating in high school. For one, the guys have cars. For two, sex is a possibility. There are many different rules surrounding when you should sleep with a guy for the first time — third date, one month after the first date, et cetera. Honestly, if you don’t see the potential for marriage, then it doesn’t really matter when you sleep with the dude. However, waiting is crucial if it’s a spectacular stud. I have concocted the perfect formula for the right time to get busy. Multiply the amount of time between your first and second date by three. The resulting number is the minimum number of dates you wait (in addition to the first two) before sleeping together. For all the co-eds too stressed with finals to wrap their noggins around another formula, here we go: I have dinner with a guy on

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Tuesday night and then we see a movie on Saturday. Four days of lag time multiplied by three equals 12 more dates before he sees my goodies. Every budding romance is different, so the down-and-dirty delay needs rule fluctuation. If you can picture a future together, you need a solid foundation before you have sex — it does change things. See, I’m more old-fashioned than you thought. What if you went with the threedate rule and had your first date on Tuesday, second on Thursday and third on Friday? Do you really think four days is long enough to reach the required level of compatibility before having sex — without mucking it all up? Trust me, it isn’t. To clarify, a date requires a public appearance and the person who asks is the person who pays — period. If you look at a previous column

— Samantha Shelton is a senior from Auburn majoring in newspapers

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guess there’s a contingent of students who actually want to be penalized for not trying. Michelle Bennett’s column (“Do you want diploma or education?”, April 20) says students — including herself — would rather grab notes from Notehall.com than learn a classroom lesson. She blames the system for devaluing our education. In a way, I admire Bennett’s disposition: It reminds me of those old Westerns where the outlaw turns himself in at the end because his conscience got the better of him. But what I don’t understand is how someone can blame the University for his or her decision not to do his or her homework. I’m not judging anybody based on the decisions they’ve made. I’ll be the first to stand up and say I’ve made some curious school-night moves in my four years here. But when I woke up in the morning and I hadn’t managed to squeeze in that reaction report between beers one and

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of mine, you’ll find a major contradiction. I wrote a whole piece discussing the “at-home date” and how going out in public and monetary exchanges weren’t necessary, blah blah blah. Full disclosure: I was an idiot desperately clinging to the notion that a Typical Athens Guy liked me because we would hang out three or four times a week ... at his apartment ... mostly after midnight. Laugh it up — I was young and stupid. Three years and a world of eyeopening experiences later, I can say if a guy truly likes you, he’ll ask you to dinner or a show, or something. You won’t be the nightcap after he gets home from a date with the girl he actually cares for. And only after that allotted amount of formulaic time should you sleep with the guy. You’re not in high school anymore — you’re not just looking for a date to the prom. When it comes down to a guy potentially being “the one” — what’s a few extra dates?

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task, as long as you keep in mind that passion for your chosen subject is what it’s all about. So I say fine. Go out and have a good time on a Tuesday. But the way to make up for it isn’t to visit Notehall.com. Restoring the balance requires you to recognize that — when it’s time to do the kind of work that will make you a better, more complete person — you must step up and do it the right way. Lock yourself in a library carrel with nothing but a bottle of water and a textbook. Seize that internship opportunity by doing professional-grade work, the kind that says you’re ready to be considered more than just a student. These are the kinds of bigger-picture tasks that serve as yardsticks for your ability to function as a working adult. It’s not the University’s job to police your work ethic. If you want to coast through four (or five, or six) years of classes and get a degree, the University will be happy

to take your money. All you’ll have gained is the South’s fanciest piece of toilet paper. The measure of a great school isn’t how much hand-holding its faculty does in the classroom. The measure of a great school is the breadth of learning opportunities it offers. If you think your education is sub-par because you’re getting away with B.S., don’t worry — you’re right. Just know the enriching elements of your college education come from the substantial, passionate work you put in — the work that may never translate into a shiny red “A” on a piece of paper. Homework checks, daily grades and Notehall. com are the stuff of juvenilia. If that’s the kind of institution you’re looking for, maybe you should join Billy Madison and take another run at high school. — Colin Frawley is a senior from Marietta majoring in magazines and English

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Fashion Week,â&#x20AC;? he said. Any designers who might not have been happy are far outnumbered by those who were, McCants said. From Pattizâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective, the night did ultimately come together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The show did turn out nice but not without its frustrations,â&#x20AC;? he said. But Pattiz said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking forward to seeing the growth and development of fashion week. With 150 people in attendance, McClellan already considers Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shows a success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With so many people involved, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to make everyone happy,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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By ADAM CARLSON THE RED & BLACK Not everything that glittered was gold. As Athens Fashion Week winds down, one designer voiced some concerns about the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After hearing the wonderful concept for Athens Fashion Week, I was very excited to be a part of such an event,â&#x20AC;? said William Pattiz, whose Otter Bay Company was featured in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fashion show. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And sadly I have to say I was disappointed to see the end result.â&#x20AC;? The turnout could have been better, he said, as could the behind-thescenes logistics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While I did expect some unavoidable mistakes for an inaugural event,â&#x20AC;? Pattiz said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the lack of coordination made it very difficult as a designer to work with AFW at times.â&#x20AC;? However, those spearheading the week said it has been a resounding success. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is about raising money for worthy causes,â&#x20AC;? said Nicole McClellan, public relations chair for fashion week. Any difficulties arose from lastsecond, unwieldy demands, said Corey McCants, the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s co-chair. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to make an executive decision in the interest of Athens

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Corey McCants started crying, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when he knew. The Bikers Battling Breast Cancer had a cause worth trumpeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an instant connection,â&#x20AC;? said the Athens Fashion Week co-chair. And, it just so happened, he was organizing a miniweek of trumpets â&#x20AC;&#x201D; parties, fashion, stars, socializing. All that was missing from the final night of glitz was some giving back, and after attending a country music concert in conjunction with the group, wherein he shed those fateful tears, McCants decided theirs was a battle in need of more troops. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been recommended to the group by Emily Cook, former Miss Georgia and a first-year law student at the University. Cook had been working with Bikers Battling Breast Cancer since her reign began in 2009, and she knew that McCants had a personal stake in fighting the disease. Even so, he was surprised and emboldened by the work the group was doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you give $100 to breast cancer, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to give $101 to battle the horrible

When: Tonight at 7:30 Where: The Foundry Park at the Melting Point Price: $40 disease,â&#x20AC;? he said. He reached out, and was warmly received. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And of course I was thrilled,â&#x20AC;? said Lisa Herman, founder and president of the group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This was something so fun.â&#x20AC;? All proceeds raised during â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bling Out Breast Cancerâ&#x20AC;? will go to benefit the group, which promotes empowerment and education for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. There will be a silent auction and a band. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They sing everything from Motown to B.B. King to BeyoncĂŠ,â&#x20AC;? McCants said. The nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events are both the biggest of the week and the ones that bring it all full-circle. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s organizers expect only the best to come out and show their support. But McCants is clear: exclusivity is only so much of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we started this we wanted to make fashion accessible and friendly to Athens,â&#x20AC;? he said.

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3BR 3BA LUXURY Townhouse at The Woodlands. Near UGA and downtown. 8/1 Prelease. Student mecca. Beautiful Clubhouse and Sportsplex. Pets Fine. $1275. 706-714-7600 3BR FLAT CONDO in gated community. The Woodlands of Athens. Very large rooms. 3BA, W/D, all appliances, patio with grass yard. $400/ BR. Call Jimmy 404-886-2687. jp@cncsouth.net 4BR 4BA ALL appliances, only 1/2 mile from downtown $1750/mo. 130 Jonas Ave. 706-338-1952 AVAILABLE NOW 4BR 4BA COTTAGE Avail Aug. Front and back yard, front porch, back deck, spacious rooms, directly across from pool, near UGA golf course. Floorplans and pictures available at facebook. com/scottproperties. Call Stacy at 706-425-4048 or 706-296-1863. 5 POINTS 2BR plus office 1.5BA apartment. 2 Blocks from campus. W/D, Dishwasher, HVAC, All electric. $900/mo. Available 8/1. 706-369-2908 5BR 3BA HOUSE. 1/2 mi. from campus, zoned for students. 2 LRs, 2 decks, plenty of parking. DW, W/D, CHAC. Pets OK. Avail. 8/1. $1900/mo. Call Matt 404-808-3190 5BR 4BA $2250/MO. Downtown on North Ave. All appliances included. 4 car garage. 5 min. walk downtown, busline. 706-202-4648. A VIEW OF Downtown. Off North Ave. 4BR 4BA. All appliances incl. 5 min walk downtown. On UGA Busline. $1800/mo. Avail. August. 706-202-4648

APARTMENT FOR RENT at the Woodlands. 2BR, 2.5BA townhouse. Available for rent starting May 1st. 404-788-6905 Steve Hairston

ATHENS BEST RENTALS Fall 2011: 2BR 2.5BA townhouses off S. Milledge Washer and dryer included $695/mo. 2BR 1BA house $795/mo. and 2BR 1BA Duplex ($625/mo.) in Athens Regional Area. All Pet friendly. 706-5406540 or 706-613-7545

AWESOME 3BR 2.5BA House with garage, in newer subdivision. All new appliances including W/D, lawn care and trash pickup. Pet friendly. $1075/mo. 678-910-8008. AWESOME 3BR 2BA, close to campus. New master BA w/ double sink. HW flrs, fenced back yd. W/D, DW, CHAC. Avail 8/1. $1200/mo. 706-369-2908.

BEST LOCATION, ALMOST on campus near coliseum. 200 Cloverhurst Ave upper level 2BR 2.5BA. New appliances, begins 8/1/11 $900/mo call 706214-6120. BRICK DUPLEX 2BR 2BA 2 mi from campus. North side, very clean, all extras. $500/mo plus deposit. Pets ok. Call Sharon @ 706-201-9093. CONDO FOR RENT. 1054 Baxter St. Wellington Ridge. 2BR 2BA, W/D. $750/mo + deposit. Ph 229-869-4140. Available now. COTTAGE HOUSING AVAILABLE. Special! $400/bed. 2-5 bedrooms, private baths. Blackmon Shoals Development. Call 866-213-0577. leasing@greenleafmgmt. com

DOWNTOWN. UNIVERSITY TOWER, across from N. campus, corner of Lumpkin & Broad. Lg. 1BR 1BA. Avail. June 1, 2011. $690/mo. Call 706-2553743. FALL PRELEASES. BEST rentals in Athens! 1-5BR houses, apts, condos, In the heart of UGA/Dwntn/5pts. Avail Aug! Call 706-369-2908 for more info. FOR SALE - Upscale condo in The Georgian downtown Athens. 1BR 1BA - Hdwd flrs, SS kit w/granite Keyed elevator, private parking, TV lounge & banquet room. Walk to restaurants & campus. $199,900 Call Bud @ 706-202-1696 HEART OF 5PTS. Now Leasing for Fall 1BR- 4BR Properties. Walk to campus and shops of 5 Pts. Leases begin Aug. 1. $625- $1600/mo. Call R.S. Enterprises 706-5406670

NOW PRE-LEASING for Fall! Houses, condos & townhomes 1 to 4 bedrooms. Five Points, Downtown & Eastside. Great locations at unbeatable rates. Aaron 706-207-2957. atlasrealestateadvisors.com

NEWER 5BR 3BA house off S. Milledge. On bus line, ample parking, front porch, back deck, spacious rooms. Owner willing to partially furnish. $450/BR. col30044@yahoo.com 770-356-1274.

$400.00 FOR TWENTY hours of work in early June available for students living in the following areas: Rome, Douglasville, LaGrange, Griffin, Columbus, Thomaston, Warner Robins, Moultrie, Valdosta, & Waycross. Seatbelt Observation Study. Contact David 706-542-9084.

FUELING AIRPLANES LINE service technician Ben Epps Airport. Aircraft service to include parking, fueling, towing. No experience necessary, will train. Visit athensclarkecounty.com and click on Human Resources for employment application information. Deadline for application is Friday 4/29/11.

CAMP COUNSELORS, MALE/FEMALE, needed for overnight camps in PA. mountains. Have fun while working with children outdoors. Teach/assist with A&C, aquatics, media, music, outdoor rec, tennis & more. Apply on-line at www.pineforestcamp.com

LIFEGUARDING OUTDOORS IN neighborhoods (subdivisions) in and around Atlanta, $7.25-$10.00/hr based on experience. Apply at www.bluewhalepools.com or call Blue Whale Pool Management @ 770-8939017.

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SMALL GROUP DAYCARE home looking for reliable part-time employees. Experience preferred, references required. Apply in person Monday - Friday between 8:30-10:30 am or 3:30-5:30 pm. 570 Gaines School Rd. 706-202-1330.

PRELEASING FOR FALL. 4BR, 4BA, in house stereo system, large decks, huge bedrooms, stainless appliances, next to downtown. $1800/mo. Call 706-3630637.

SUBLEASE BUCKINGHAM PALACE! Not really, but it is a sweet summer sublease. 5BR house available, Mandy Drive. Walk to campus! $450, negotiable. lbishop404@gmail.com 404-803-5063

STUDENT TOWNHOUSE 5BR 3BA: new carpet, paint, all appliances, including W/D, total electric, lawn care & trash p/u, furnished. $995/mo. Call 706-621-0077.

SUBLEASE NEEDED FOR Fall 2011/Spring 2012. Lakeside Apartments. Already furnished 4BR 2BA apartment. $345/mo. Off S. Milledge near the loop. garrison27@gmail.com 770-597-7162

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Gym Dogs taking a break By CHRIS D’ANIELLO THE RED & BLACK

SARA CALDWELL | The Red & Black

S Freshman Lindsey Cheek is preparing for her first offseason. Gym Dogs may rest their bodies all summer, but some tweak their routines.

The Gym Dogs’ 2011 season is over. And for some of Georgia’s gymnasts, so is their training — at least until August. “We’re allowed the whole summer off,” junior Kat Ding said. “As a sport, we decide whether we want to go into the gym on our own personal time. Nothing is required anymore.” Ding said a summer training regimen depends solely on the gymnast’s own preference. Some prefer to rest their bodies over the summer, trying not to add to the physical toll the season takes on, while others hope to spend the entire summer honing their routines, trying to be as sharp as possible when everyone gets back for the fall. “You can go in, do a workout, or you can go do some conditioning. But if you don’t want to workout until August then that’s your choice. If you like working out every day until August, that’s also your choice,” Ding said. “It’s kind of open like that.” With the optional, open training policy in place over the summer, the Gym Dogs tend to return to their team training in August at “different levels,” according to Ding, because some work out all summer and some, like Ding, take the summer off. “When Hilary [Mauro] would come back, she would always be ‘returner

of the year,’ because she would work out all year and be pretty much at the same spot she was when she left,” Ding said. “Then you have people like myself, who would take the whole summer off because physically, I need that more than anything else and I don’t have a mental problem coming back into the gym because it’s what my body knows. Again, it just depends on the person.” Unlike Ding, freshman Lindsey Cheek has never been through a collegiate offseason and doesn’t really know what to expect. “Since I’m a freshman, I don’t really have a great idea of how it will go,” Cheek said. “But right now I’m just resting my body and letting everything heal up. And then probably after school gets out I’ll get back to doing stuff here, practicing.” Cheek was injured during warm-ups at this year’s SEC Championship in Birmingham, Ala., and scratched from the meet. She participated in the vault in the NCAA Regional and at the NCAA Championships, where she placed 11th individually. Cheek said she feels great and will probably get into a summer workout routine in the next few weeks. “I started feeling a lot better toward the end of the season,” she said. “Normally, after the season, I take a week off anyway. I’ll be taking classes here this summer so I’ll get into a routine of going to class

every day, then going to workout and practice.” Similar to the freedom in training the Gym Dogs have during the summer is the freedom they have to alter their routines or start from scratch with new ones during the offseason. Cheek said a gymnast will usually not create a new routine, but rather build on the routines they already have, if those routines are working. “It’s not really like you have to make up a routine or even change yours at all,” Cheek said. “You have certain skills that you do and you put together the routine that works best and keep that routine. And if it’s working pretty good, there’s no need to try to change it — just try to get everything to exactly where it should be.” Ding, who won the national title on bars at the NCAA individual championships, said she also prefers to keep her routines generally the same because changing it “messes with my head,” but recalled a former teammate who preferred just the opposite. “For me it’s just been about fixing the routine,” Ding said. “Because every year it’s gotten progressively better, thankfully. I like it the same; I don’t like changing anything. If I’m doing it well, why change it? But if you’re a Courtney Kupets, she got bored and wanted to do something different every year, so she would do something different. It just depends on your preference.”

3 Foot Swagger credits style to ‘da funk’ Men’s tennis to face LSU in SECs By WIL PETTY THE RED & BLACK

By NICKLAUS PARKER THE RED & BLACK The No. 5 Georgia men’s tennis team found out Thursday it will face LSU on Friday in Gainesville, Fla., at the SEC Men’s Tennis Championships. LSU defeated Alabama in the No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed matchup, paving the way for a date with the Bulldogs, who enjoyed a first-round bye. Head coach Manny Diaz said he really didn’t care who won, though, as he said whoever did end up winning Thursday would do so with an advantage heading into Friday’s match with Georgia. “Both [LSU and Alabama] are very talented, and I’m sure whoever wins that much tomorrow will have an advantage having already played a match in the tournament on those courts and in that climate,” Diaz said in a release. “I think hopefully we can get out there and have a good practice or two and get acclimated ourselves. It will be a good challenge — everybody understands that we have to play a great match every time out in this tournament. If a team doesn’t do that they are going to struggle. Everybody starts at 0-0 in the postseason.” If the first round matchup proves a sign of things to come, Georgia should coast after beating the Tigers 7-0 in the teams’ first meeting. The last time Georgia won was 2007, when it went on to win the national championship. “Our team is obviously really excited,” Diaz said. “We’ve had a lot of success there in the past and feel like we’re playing really well going in. We have everybody healthy and in good spirits, which is what every coach wants to hear.” Georgia is the No. 2 seed after splitting the regular season title with No. 1 seed Tennessee.

Sexual energy, athletics and “da funk” are what best describe Athens progressive band 3 Foot Swagger. “It’s something that people do late at night, generally in the dark, but we can have the lights on,” said guitarist Jeff Reusche, referring to “da funk.” “Some glitter is often involved.” Started in 2008, the band has been able to use this mysterious element to stand out from other groups in Athens. “Not everyone knows the true way to carry out ‘da funk,’” drummer Tony Delgado said. “Everybody has an idea but you’re born with it. Girls can tell.” Along with bass player Scott Lurch and guitarist Johnny Walker, the foursome has been successful in creating a following across the state. Although the band has progressive rock elements — with bands YES, Tool and Rush as influences — 3 Foot Swagger delves itself often in ways people could confuse with “jam” music.

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S Progressive rock foursome 3 Foot Swagger has gained a budding following across Georgia, thriving off ‘sexual energy’ with the crowd. “We barely play a song that’s less than six minutes,” Delgado said. “It’s not that we are jamming — it’s that these songs have these different parts in it.” Of course, there are some jam elements in the live sets, depending on the overall energy and vibes of the show. “We do get together and jam out,” Reusche said. “But people like to pigeonhole that term.” Sexual energy for the ensemble refers to the audience getting involved through dancing during the set. “Our inspiration is to make sure we pass on our sexual energy to everyone around and make it contagious,” Delgado said. 3 Foot Swagger also draws from hard rock, psychedelic and folk elements. “That’s one thing that makes us pretty eclectic,” Delgado said. “We all just have such different influences.”

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All members take part in physical activities, with Delgado playing basketball and Reusche boxing and practicing jujitsu. “We are the most athletic band in rock ’n’ roll,” Reusche said. “When we move equipment around I’m thinking ‘I bet Robert Plant couldn’t lift this.’” The inside joke is a way for the group to pump itself up for a show. Delgado has returned from working a few months in Puerto Rico as a translator. The band has started scheduling more shows with the full lineup intact. If 3 Foot Swagger did not exist, its members would want their jobs to include a farmer and a fighter pilot.

“I always wanted to be a fighter pilot but those guys have to get really good grades,” Reusche said. “I didn’t know this, but if you’re given a billion-dollar plane you have to be responsible.” As the future continually approaches, the members said they are feeling optimistic about the way things are going. “We feel there are a lot of great things on the horizon for us,” Reusche said. “We want to get management, and we now have a new practice space we can go and use every day.” Along with the new shows, the band is working on a new album. The album is not yet titled but they are considering “Be Nasty and You Can Stay,” based off a sign in their house. “I have to imagine what we can do with the album cover,” Delgado said. “The cover might be banned in some states.”

HIT: Farmer’s streak continues ¢ From Page 1 Farmer realized the importance of playing for the line drive and positional hitting, rather than simply swinging for the fences. “If I hit a home run, it’s a mistake,” he said. “I try to hit gap to gap and line drives. But if a home run shows up … I’m happy with it.” It’s a mistake Farmer’s teammates are likely happy to see, and it’s one he’s made plenty of times this season. More important to the team’s success has been his hitting in critical situations — Farmer’s 34 RBIs are far and away the team’s most. “That guy’s been so huge for us,” Perno said. “He’s been so clutch for us, he’s making ’em count. And timing’s everything, and he’s got real special timing.” Today, Farmer owns the team’s secondbest batting average. But he’s less proud of his position on another team leaderboard: he leads the team in errors with 10. That’s partially a function of his position, but it was partially affected by the slump in the batter’s box. “There have been some pretty close errors, but it goes back to trying to do too

much,” Farmer said. “I realized I just got to do the small things.” Errors and poor defensive play were problems for all the Diamond Dogs earlier this season. But as the team slowed down, not getting ahead of themselves while making plays, the defense has improved across the board. “You gotta take one pitch at a time,” Farmer said. “You have a good time when you slow the game down, and things go your way when you slow it down.” Since then, as the defense overall has improved, so has the defense up the middle between Farmer and second baseman Levi Hyams. The two haven’t turned an exceptional amount of double plays this year, but have posted solid defensive outings, including a memorable three double plays in one game against Ole Miss earlier this month. Farmer calls Hyams “the best second baseman I’ve played with,” and Hyams credits the closeness and communication between the two with their defensive success. “We know exactly how much range the other person has, and we communicate a lot,” Hyams said. “The chemistry’s there.”


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