THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
VOLUME 119, NUMBER 3
What Bulldog tries to go back and forth between the basketball court and football field? ANSWER ON 4B
Coming Monday Aaron Murray smolders on the cover of the debut issue of ampersand, The Red & Black's brand-new, studentrun magazine. Be the first to pick up one of the 8,000 copies hitting newspaper bins at the start of next week. Look inside the football-themed issue for fashion spreads, tailgating tips and more info on all things Bulldog Nation.
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After suspensions and other troubles, how do some fraternities return to campus so quickly? STORY, 5A
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football. And their fellow Bulldogs
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
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BY ADINA SOLOMON The Red & Black In 32 pages, University students can read about the football season, tailgate cooking and game day fashion — and that’s just part of the first issue of ampersand. Ampersand is The Red & Black’s monthly student magazine. Each issue will revolve around a different theme. “It’s something that we’ve thought about for a long time, and with our change to digital first and a weekly publication, we thought it would make for a nice mix,” said Ed Morales, editorial advisor of The Red & Black. Students will find 8,000 copies of the magazine distributed in newspaper bins across campus Monday, Morales said. Rachel G. Bowers, editor-in-chief of both The Red & Black and ampersand, said an educational need for the magazine is evident. Ampersand will be the only monthly student magazine at the University, and journalism students majoring or interested in magazines crave that kind of involvement, Bowers said. “We have the resources to do it,” she said. “There’s no reason we shouldn’t be doing it.” A student can write, design, photograph and join ampersand regardless of their major. Bowers said ampersand is a magazine that prepares students for the industry because it has monthly deadlines instead of printing only once a semester. “I think that’s a huge gap on campus that’s been missing, and we’re glad to step in and fill it,” she said. Megan Swanson, the managing editor of ampersand, said there’s a need for the presence of a “student culture magazine” on campus, calling ampersand a “natural progression” of The Red & Black. But Swanson, along with Morales and Bowers, stressed how the newspaper differs from the magazine, even though both are produced by the same publishing company. “A magazine steps back and looks at what is most important in that period of time, in a month,” Swanson said. “We focus on stuff that is sustainable. You can sit down and read it in the beginning of the month or the end of the month.” Ampersand has longer feature articles, which don’t always work in a newspaper format, Morales said. He said the magazine also presents the opportunity for multiple themes. “It hits all the points The Red & Black doesn’t have the space to hit,” Bowers said of ampersand’s content. “It’s very light and it’s very fun. It’s got a different feel to it and a different tone, which is necessary to make the distinction between our magazine and our newspaper.” The staff of ampersand is still assembling a team of writers and getting the word out about its product, but the magazine’s growth is “unlimited,” Morales said. Students writers have already expressed interest in joining the magazine staff — he said even more people will want to become involved in the magazine after the first issue hits campus. “When people look at it, they want to be part of it,” Morales said. Swanson said she is already delighted to be on the team, saying future issues of ampersand will feature themes such as spirits and food. “It’s so much work, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” she said. “It’s been such a good experience already, and I can’t wait for the next issue.”
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Southern pride, foreign prejudice Students oppose stereotypes while abroad, gain new perspectives By LINDSEY COOK The Red & Black
Shauna Taylor studied abroad in Russia, where she said many Russians told her she was the first black person they had ever seen. evan stichler/Staff
While in Georgia, most University students proudly own their Southern heritage. But Taylor-Rebecca Smith, a senior marketing major from Milledgeville, said she met Americans abroad who displayed Canadian flags on their backpacks in order to avoid negative stereotypes associated with American citizenry. Though Smith never considered the ruse herself, she said she understood why some Americans would choose the Canadian route. “If I would talk about global affairs, they would just be really surprised,” Smith said. “They would be like, ‘I thought the South was a bunch of hicks and I’m surprised you’re actually traveling!’” Despite some negative reactions during her trips abroad, during which she visited 20 countries, Smith said she thought she helped improve people’s views of Americans. “I think it showed them there was a stereotype, but there are also exceptions,” Smith said. “I even met some stereotypical Americans traveling.” Cal Thomas, a sophomore international affairs and linguistics major from Augusta, agreed that Americans are stereotyped abroad, especially in certain countries. “They have this stereotype that we are all fat and lazy and boring,” Thomas said. “I had a conversation in French with a French person and he was just blown away that I was American. He said, ‘Are you sure you’re American? Because I thought you weren’t supposed to know other languages.’” Even without fanny packs and digital cameras eagerly snapping every street corner and alleyway, University students can be easily identified as Americans while abroad, automatically earning a reputation left behind by past travelers, popular movies or the media. Margaret Hruschka, a sophomore linguistics major from Alpharetta, said it was easier to blend in with locals and hopefully escape the American stereotype in some countries.
“A lot of people know you’re a foreigner,” Hruschka said. “In Spain, it wasn’t a big deal because I look like a Spaniard. In Taiwan, kids on the street would point you out on the street to their parents.” In Taiwan and other corners of the world, contact with a University student traveling abroad may be the only communication a person ever has with an American citizen. Hruschka said people abroad view the student as representative of the University, Georgia and the United States. Hruschka said being a good ambassador was a big responsibility while in Taiwan, especially when she met a 17-year-old boy she encountered who had never seen a white person in his whole life. “It’s a lot of pressure if I’m the only white person you are ever going to meet,” Hruschka said. Students said antiAmerican sentiments may be more common in countries such as Britain and France that receive more American tourists. Both countries were said to be the most hostile to foreigners by these student world travelers. Morgan Roberts, a senior international affairs major from Denver, N.C., has participated in six study abroad programs while attending the University. She said Paris was the least welcoming place toward American tourists. “There are different attitudes,” Roberts said. “Parisian people don’t like Americans. I think people there think we’re obnoxious.” In contrast to her France experiences, Roberts said she was welcomed with open arms and excited faces when she traveled to China. “They would want to take pictures with us, speak English with us, shake our hands,” Robert said. “We were basically celebrities.” Stereotypes go both ways, however. “One of my main goals with going to Russia was dispelling any stereotypes about Russia,” said Shauna Taylor, a senior social work and psychology major from Decatur. “My views of Russia have totally changed since I’ve been there.” Taylor travelled to Russia to work as a camp
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“They have this stereotype that we are all fat and lazy and boring.” Cal Thomas, sophomore international affairs and linguistics major from Augusta
counselor — and she admitted that before her travels she had imagined Russians like “the spies you see in movies.” Making a good impression was especially important for Taylor. For most people she encountered abroad, she said she was the first black person they had ever seen in real life. “I never felt discriminated against,” Taylor said. “It was just kind of, ‘Wow. They really do exist.’ Some people thought I knew Obama.” Taylor found Russians knew a lot about American government, affairs and culture. She said the people she met were surprised she didn’t know the same about Russia. “Russians learn a lot more about America than we do about Russia,” Taylor said. “It was hard for them to learn we didn’t know as much about them as they knew about us.” University students point to fixing this knowledge gap and politeness and respect while traveling as effective ways to fix negative stereotypes of Americans abroad. “I think we need to learn more about global issues,” Smith said. “I met a lot of people who could tell you who the secretary of state is, who the vice president is, who the president is, how our government works. I couldn’t tell you how Spain’s government works. I even met Americans who couldn’t tell me the names of their officials.” At the very least, students said researching customs is necessary before you travel to keep from offending citizens of another country. Thomas, an “extremely left-handed” student, went to India and had to eat with his right hand — and no utensils — for meals in order to avoid offense, as the left hand is thought to be unclean in that culture. “It was very awkward for me to eat,” Thomas said. “I kind of had to scoop it up in a ball and push with my thumb down into my mouth. I got rice all over the place when I was eating.” Ultimately, Thomas said the primary rule when traveling abroad is to “treat everyone with love and respect. Treat them like they’re your fellow brother or sister.” No matter how polite one student may be, students said stereotypes cannot be erased by one person’s trip. Roberts said not to be discouraged if walls don’t fall right away. “Don’t take it personally,” Roberts said. “And don’t have a negative stereotype against that person because they have a negative stereotype of you. Be respectful and try to give a positive view of Americans.”
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
Rapid returns ΠΚΑ Pi Kappa Alpha Summer 2010 Pi Kappa Alpha, also known as Pike, issued an action plan by Interfraternity Council and suspended until Aug. 1, 2010 October 2009 Female student alleges rape at Pike house; victim decided not to call for investigation September 2009 Pi Kappa Alpha, accused by pledge Ry Mercado of forcing him to consume alcohol; Office of Judicial Programs finds inconclusive evidence
ΠΚΦ Pi Kappa Phi November 2010 Pi Kappa Phi holds elections for executive council Spring 2010 Pi Kappa Phi suspended by OJP until January 1, 2011 for paddling; must operate on restricted basis until May 15; probation until Dec. 15, 2014 October 1992 Pi Kappa Phi found guilty of violating a University anti-discrimination policy when it published a pledge pamphlet containing a racial slur; suspended for eight months
ΧΦ Chi Phi April 2007 Eight members of Chi Phi arrested for underage drinking on Tybee Island September 2006 Chi Phi placed on probation by University after pledges flash pornography in public; seven pledges and a visitor displayed obscene materials in a magazine to passersby and took pictures of their reactions 1999 Chi Phi fraternity suspended after an underage pledge confessed the fraternity supplied him with alcohol 1995 Chi Phi placed on four-year probation after about 15 members beat an 18-year-old DeKalb Technical College student on the sidewalk in front of their Lumpkin Street frat house in October Winter 1987 Chi Phi was found in violation of hazing, alcohol-related misconduct and disorderly conduct; suspended for 15 years (until 2002), but was able to hold rush in winter of 1989; the fraternity had been cited for at least 20 violations of local, state and federal laws from 1980 to 1986
ΑΤΩ Alpha Tau Omega September 2004 Alpha Tau Omega returns to campus as a substance-free, hazing-free organization after four-year suspension April 2000 Alpha Tau Omega suspended after freshman Ben Grantham was killed in a car accident after being handcuffed and blindfolded Spring 1987 ATO returns to campus January 1986 ATO suspended indefinitely for two hazing incidents involving a member being “treed” after being lavaliered and pledges were hazed; treeing involves tying a member to a tree and throwing food, water and ice on him, but in this incident, a pledge involved with the treeing found highway paint in frat house and threw it on the treed brother; the highly toxic paint covered 80 percent of the member’s body. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital
ΧΨ Chi Psi February 2009 Chi Psi involved in two incidences of underage drinking; University cannot investigate because the house is outside their jurisdiction, so they can not conclude who supplied the alcohol October 2002 Chi Psi’s three-year suspension is lifted; organization returns to campus (suspended on fire safety and alcohol violations) April 1999 Chi Psi banned from campus by the University for five years supplying alcohol to minors and seven other violations; called “a breeding ground for alcohol abuse and irresponsible conduct” in the University’s decision
ΚΣ Kappa Sigma December 2010 Kappa Sigma expelled by national organization for two to three years after hazing violations October 2010 Kappa Sigma suspended
By POLINA MARINOVA The Red & Black Fraternities with long-standing traditions at the University typically make a comeback, even if they are suspended, shut down and kicked off campus. Nine fraternities, all suspended or expelled from the University, returned to campus in a few years and often in less time than the original punishment required. One fraternity was back the following semester. The national office of the Kappa Sigma fraternity shut down the University's chapter in December 2010 following hazing and alcohol and controlled substances violations of the fraternity’s code of conduct. Although Mitchell Wilson, the Kappa Sigma executive director, has said the chapter will likely return to campus in two to three years, the Kappa Sigma alumni have already filed an appeal to receive lesser sanctions. “I think that the University is certainly willing to explore the return of Kappa Sigma as well as the national organization is willing to explore returning to UGA’s campus,” said Claudia Shamp, director of Greek Life for the University. “When that may occur, I don’t know, but I certainly think that we would all be interested in exploring that Kappa Sigma returns to UGA’s campus.” And if tradition holds true, Kappa Sigma could be back on campus in the near future. “I think that for our fraternities that we have on our campus, most of them have been here for a really long time,” Shamp said. “And I think for our campus, you’re going to find that a fraternity will return more quickly maybe than at other campuses.” Nicholas Syrett, assistant professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado and author of “The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities,” said it’s a common occurrence for fraternities to return to campus after a violation of the code of conduct. “In my experience, and in the research that I’ve done, yes, many fraternities do end up going back onto the campuses from which they are suspended or expelled,” he said. “Sometimes, it’s earlier than what was originally said in the punishment.” Chi Phi, a fraternity with a deeply rooted history at the University dating back to 1890, has experienced a number of run-ins with the law throughout the years. In winter of 1987, Chi Phi was found in violation of hazing, alcohol-related misconduct and disorderly conduct. The fraternity was suspended for 15 years, but was able to hold rush in winter of 1989. The fraternity had been cited for at least 20 violations of local, state and federal laws from 1980 until 1986. Similarly, Lambda Chi Alpha was suspended indefinitely for hazing and misleading University officials in January 1999 and the fraternity came off of suspension in the fall semester. Also in 1999, Chi Psi was banned from campus for five years for supplying alcohol to minors and seven other violations — but returned to campus in 2002. Syrett said there are two main reasons as to why fraternities often return to campus sooner rather than later. “One is the pressure that is put on the fraternities by both the national organization and by the alumni of that fraternity who graduated from that university as well — alumni who often are supportive of the university both
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Despite suspensions for bad behavior, many fraternities return to campus before punishment periods end
monetarily and in terms of volunteer work and serving on boards and that sort of thing,” he said. “But also I think because universities depend upon fraternities and sororities for housing and providing a social life for students and so forth, and so they don’t want to give up some of those things as well." Rebuild reputations When fraternities return, they face the task of restoring a strong campus presence and polishing a tarnished reputation. In January 1986, the Alpha Tau Omega chapter was suspended indefinitely for two hazing incidents — one of which involved a member being “treed” while toxic, leadbased highway paint was thrown on his body. The the member was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. ATO returned to campus in 1987. But in 2000, the chapter was suspended for four years after freshman Ben Grantham was killed in a car accident as a result of a hazing ritual. And in 2004, the fraternity recolonized — hoping to create an entirely new reputation for ATO at the University. ATO returned to campus as a substance-free, hazing-free organization following the four-year suspension. “I also think that when a fraternity returns, there’s also a breath of fresh air,” Shamp said. “I think that the group starts out from a place where the expectations are clear, the rules and regulations are clear — so that can also be appealing to people for membership.” Syrett, however, does not think fraternities are often held as accountable as they should be — especially in hazing incidents. “Given that hazing is illegal in a number of states in the United States, the fact that organizations — and fraternities are not the only ones to do this — but fraternities break these rules and then are given what amounts to a slap on the wrist in the end,” he said. “I think they could be held much more accountable than they have been.” More recently, the University’s Pi Kappa Phi chapter is laying a new foundation after being removed from campus in spring 2010 for paddling allegations. The fall 2009 pledge class were the only members allowed to return to the fraternity.
Kappa Sigma was expelled in December of 2010. Past members have already started a Facebook page to reinstate the fraternity on campus. file/The Red & Black In April, Kappa Sigma alumni not only filed an appeal but also began a Facebook group. “Almost 200 alumni signed a letter indicating their dissatisfaction with the expulsion of the chapter,” according to the Facebook page. Though Syrett’s research hasn’t focused as much on whether larger fraternities with deeply rooted traditions at a university are more likely to return to campus, he said it wouldn’t surprise him. “It does seem to me that the size and the length of the time on campus or the length that the
fraternity has been in existence, that is going to contribute to having more alumni, more alumni who are better connected who have a bigger role in the university,” he said. At the University, that seems to be the case. “It really goes back to the fact that almost all of our organizations have a long, long history on the UGA campus. There’s going to be that alumni influence there when a fraternity does return,” Shamp said. “So I just have seen that our fraternities bounce back fairly quickly.”
The power of alumni Former Greek members are often at the forefront in filing appeals to reinstate their suspended chapter at the University. “From the late 19th century onward, alumni have played a really significant role in the life of fraternities and universities more generally, but absolutely, they definitely play a big role,” Syrett said.
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6A THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
Time for a magazine
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agazines are all around me. Local, national or international, a magazine has a stamp of traditional class and quality. I believe in the power of a distinctive publication. And a monthly magazine that represents the students of this University is well overdue. Who better to start one than The Red & Black, the organization that brings you campus news every day. Our staff has been given a chance to create one of these wondrous publications. A 32-page magazine — called ampersand — will fill The Red & Black newspaper bins around campus on Monday for your taking. The first of many, this month's issue has been carefully compiled to be a colorful representation of the students. Each month, the magazine will be loosely tied to a theme. And September is football. We have kept our fellow students in mind while filling the pages of this issue, and we believe there is something in it for everyone. Quarterback Aaron Murray has quite the presence on the cover of this issue in more ways than one with his dead-on stare and unexpected answers. For those who run a different direction on gameday, ampersand has a how-to-get-lost guide to help you find refuge from the Sanford crowds when the Victory Bell starts to ring on Saturday mornings. We are also going to provide helpful insight into those important need-to-knows many of us haven't learned yet. This month we tackle auto-care. (I've already referenced this section twice. It's folded up in my glove box.) As a new staff, we have searched for quality features, relevant service pieces and eyecatching photos. We will also feature clothing from local boutiques and vendors, putting a fresh twist on fall fashions. (We will do model casting for the October edition soon. Keep your phones close.) A food spread is featured, filled with recipes anyone can handle on Saturday mornings. We want this magazine to be a fixture in your hands and on your coffee table throughout the month until the next edition fills the bins. We look forward to beginning this new chapter with you on Monday, when the first issue of ampersand is unveiled. Have fun flipping through the pages. — Megan Swanson is a senior from Roswell majoring in magazines and is the managing editor of ampersand
Israelis need to look beyond themselves M
y favorite aspect of Judaism is tikkun olam — a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the
world.” Long ago, the world was broken into pieces, leading to chaos and discord. Jews are taught that it is our job to put the pieces back together and make the world whole again. In Israel today, a mass movement is emerging with the goal of tikkun olam in mind. But the movement is missing a significant opportunity. On-going Israeli demonstrations against the government began in July and have grown in both participation and scope since then. The movement now numbers hundreds of thousands of angry citizens that are demanding an end to poor working conditions, high costs of education, unaffordable housing and rising gas prices. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been feeding his people a steady diet of upper-class tax cuts and privatization. But the people do not care about private profit. They want to repair their broken lives. It is tempting to mount comparisons between Israel’s housing protests and the Egyptian revolution. After all, both movements utilized social networking, were organized mostly by young people and were inspired by outrageous costs of living. But that’s where the similarities end. Whereas the Egyptian revolution rebuilt its society from the ground-up, the Israeli protests have intentionally ignored the elephant in the room — the plight of the Palestinians. Palestinians and Israeli Arabs have been marginalized and ignored by the demonstrators, even though their living conditions are far worse than Israeli Jews. Palestinians face evictions, housing demolition, forced displacement and targeted discrimination by the Israeli government. And yet their concerns are largely ignored by the demonstrations. The Israeli housing protest is a cynical struggle where the somewhat privi-
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leged demand even more privilege on the backs of the not-at-all privileged. This would be like the 19th century abolitionist movement fighting to alleviate poverty for southern whites while ignoring the issue of slavery entirely. The demonstrations amount to little more than a Band-Aid solution. To fulfill their moral obligation to tikkun olam, Israeli Jews must challenge the racial oppression upon which their society is built. Hard-line Zionists rationalize this oppression by claiming because Jews have suffered, we must spread the suffering to others. They are not repairing the world. They are keeping it broken. Perhaps it is time for Jews to realize we are not altogether different than gentiles. We cannot heal the world for ourselves if we ignore the suffering of others. Chaos and discord is not confined to
It is time for Jews to realize we are not altogether different than gentiles. We cannot heal the world for ourselves if we ignore the suffering others.
Israel. Here in Athens, we face similar economic woes. Despite the benefits of the University and a college educated workforce, Clarke County has a 24 percent poverty rate – not counting students, according to the Athens Banner Herald (“Economic study in; will A-C act this time?”, Aug. 21). We students tend to focus on our own concerns. We find it hard to step out of our bubble and see the suffering existing right outside of campus. We worry about paying for tuition, class schedules, rent and bills. We fret over changes in the HOPE Scholarship and burdensome student fees. Yet we often fail to recognize our somewhat privileged position as University students. While our University lavishes funding onto sports and the administration, we have very little left over for workers. As we worry about class schedules, we forget that undocumented immigrants were recently banned from the University. Because the students, faculty and staff are so concerned with making the University a better place, are we forgetting the not-at-all privileged? As the largest employer in Athens, the University has a responsibility to its community. As students, we have an obligation to make our city a better place to live for all. And as human beings, we have a duty to take this broken world and put it back together again. And we cannot do this alone. Tikkun olam is all our responsibility. Whether the conflict is between Jews and Arabs in Israel or University students and the Athens community, we must put aside our differences and make things right. Together, we can leave the world better than we found it. — Jonathan Rich is a senior from Alpharetta majoring in sociology
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NIKE PRO COMBAT UNIFORMS: Go, go
Power Rangers! Err, Bulldogs. Yes, the uniforms are a breath of fresh air. Yes, we will see the players throw up the Georgia 'G' with their new gloves approximately 38 times against Boise State. And the silver helmet is interesting. But there is no tradition greater than Georgia football, which is synonymous with silver britches. Let's just say we can't wait for the first home game.
PUTTING OUR BOOTS ON THE GROUND: It’s rare a pertinent topic or policy change riles up our generation. But when we do get worked up, we make noise. Cheers to the students who went out to the “Undocumented, Unafraid” rally at the Arch on Tuesday. Whether or not you agree with the views expressed at the protest, to see student activism is refreshing. So stand up for something.
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To the girl who sat behind me in anthropology texting the whole class, news flash: putting your phone on vibrate is not the same as silent. You had two aisles full of enemies for an hour and fifteen minutes.
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Why is it so HOT on the upper floors of my dorm?! I mean, I understand heat rises, but we shouldn't have to have three FANS in order to attempt to not break a sweat. Seriously. Girls of eighth floor Russell Hall need to learn to flush the toilets. How nice of God to kick up some wind when I was walking to class. Almost feels like fall. Getting my duct tape for the Phi Slam party Friday. We so excited, we so excited.
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— Alex Hebdon is a junior from Alpharetta majoring in international affairs
It’s no secret that I have a feminist worldview. So what I did before enrolling in graduate school might come as a shock to Morgan Johnson (“So what if I get my MRS degree here?”, August 18): I got married. Why did I — a subscriber to such prolific feminist works as Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” — do something so out of character? I fell in love. That’s why. Remember love? It really does conquer all — even the asinine belief that a mutual appreciation of Georgia football and downtown partying constitutes lifetime compatibility. CHEALSEA TOLEDO-BROWNE Grad Student, Atlanta Health and medical journalism
ONLINE MOVE A GOOD CHOICE FOR THE R&B As a former writer for several student publications, including The Red and Black, I congratulate you on taking the step toward a more efficient and modern method of production. Physical media is a relic of days before computers. I look forward to the day when no paper books, DVDs, CDs, or any other physical media is used in the distribution of ideas. Resources are scarce, and dinosaurs like the curator in the library who scold you for not wasting paper are oblivious to that. Good on all of you. I hope the university learns something from you, and that professors wise-up and move away from expensive physical textbooks, most of which even now can be electronically rented from Amazon for a fraction of the price. Viva la digital revolution! JACOB LOVELL Alumnus, Tiger Social studies education
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or an entire spring semester, I did most of my schoolwork in a tent in the backyard. My early elementary curriculum consisted of a math workbook and a 2-foot stack of library books next to the sofa. I went to camp for an entire week in October. How? I was homeschooled. As unconventional as my schooling was, there’s an entire group of people within the homeschooling population that may be on to something. Approximately 10 percent of homeschoolers are taught by the “unschooling” method (“Unschoolers learn what they want, when they want”, CNN, Aug. 3). Unschoolers are allowed to study whatever they want, whenever they want, in the way they want to learn it. More interested in Super Smash Brothers than geography? That’s OK. Want to spend the morning learning to cook and the afternoon reading in a hammock outside? Those who preach unschooling say to go ahead. Unschoolers base their teaching method on one premise: living is learning. Traditional teaching methods just get in the way. Crazy as it may sound, I think they may be onto something, and I think we might do well as college students to follow their lead. Now before all of you go burn your overpriced textbooks and sing kumbay-yah around the campfire, let me explain. I am not saying that you shouldn’t study, and I’m not saying grades are not important. If you see me around campus, chances are good I will be carrying a huge backpack or be hunched over a textbook. Going to class, reading your textbooks and studying are really important, but if the biggest takeaway you get from your time at the University is the intricate workings of the carbon cycle and your way around the library, you’ve missed out on most of the true learning opportunities. I know for a fact I have learned more from starting and chairing a student organization on campus than I ever would have learned in a management class here. The way I view the world has been shaped more by talking to foreign exchange students over dinner than any theory outlined in my introductory philosophy class. I’ve learned a ton while watching people play Mario Kart, and got to know one of my best friends when she drove me to the ER freshman year after I injured myself jumping off a moon bounce. To sum it up, unschoolers — though slightly extreme in their methods — are right. They understand the best way to learn about the world is to live in it. Don’t view classes as the education you have to endure so that you can get on with your life. Instead, view them as one of many avenues to pursue your education. Schedule in time to hit the books but recognize that life is a great teacher too. Grab coffee with friends, try some ethnic food at an extracurricular event, or sign up for a student organization. Living equals learning, so get out and live. Hopefully, I’ll see you around. And not just in the library.
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When the history of the demise of print newspapers is written in the not-too-distant future, an entire chapter will be devoted to how print newspapers slit their own throats by undermining the content and the frequency of their print product. I am deeply sorry to see The Red & Black abandoning their daily print newspaper. The Red & Black in print used to greet and engage our entire community each day — uniting us — student, faculty, and staff — in a vision of campus life. Now The Red & Black will just be one more RSS feed, Facebook post or Tweet among many sources of information that we may or may not look at. It is a sad day for the UGA community. WENDY MOORE Faculty, Law Library
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More non-meal plan options needed for vegetarian diets I t’s lunchtime — that magical free period where students not on the meal plan flock to the Bulldog and Tate cafés. But my fantasies of asparagus, carrots and eggplant don’t match up with what’s being served. I know what awaits me. Cheese pizza. Bean burrito. Fries. These are some of the few, tired options available to hungry vegetarian students. Even if chicken sandwiches and waffle fries don’t satisfy anyone’s dietary requirements, most students can still eat them. But for vegetarian and vegan students, it feels like University Food Services isn’t even trying. Our healthiest choices are veggie burgers, premade salads and a Barberitos taco with a few tomatoes thrown in. Everything else is slathered in grease. I know why Food Services offers fourcheese pizza and grilled cheese as “vegetarian” options. These concoctions are easy. A grilled cheese sandwich doesn’t require any forethought. And until you rely entirely on fruits, veggies and tofu to fuel your body, you don’t realize how little nutritional value the lunch menu has. If on-campus eateries were to offer me a dish that incorporated greens without being trapped in a salad bowl, I’d drop to my knees in exultation. Something like vegetable stir-fry, falafel or rosemary tofu. These are relatively simple alternatives that would add affordable dishes to the selection. But as unsatisfying as my options are, vegan options are worse. I can at least beg food-workers to throw some broccoli into my macaroni and cheese. I may be utterly sick of cheddar, but at least I can eat the food dripping in it. Most campus meat-free options
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incorporate copious amounts of cow products. To add more insult to their already limited lunch menu, breakfast on campus for vegans consists of hash browns and a slightly bruised banana. They’re better off going to Jittery Joe’s. With the lack of healthy choices to be had in campus eateries, I usually just go home and raid my own fridge. Or, I just skip lunch. However, with long hours, a full class load and lots of studying, this isn’t a fair compromise. I don’t expect Food Services to make everything available to vegetarians and vegans. But as an award-winning campus food organization, I expect better for those who opt out of the meal plan. I need Food Services to share some of the squash, green beans and okra from the dining hall. I need a food pyramid that isn’t falling flat. It won’t just help satisfy my craving for non-fried food. It’ll improve the nutritional value of the menu for all students who eat on campus, and it will continue the tradition of providing award-worthy meal options for hungry students. Food Services has done a lot to satisfy the cravings of students on the meal plan. But if they truly want to satisfy all student demands, healthier food for vegans and vegetarians should be next on the menu. — Tiffany Stevens is a senior from Macon majoring in newspapers and women’s studies
ONLINE R&B PRESENTS NEW STORAGE ISSUES As someone tasked with maintaining an authority copy of every issue of The Red and Black, I confess that your “new & improved” approach leaves me wondering just how that will be accomplished in the future. As it stands now, all I can document in hard-copy is a weekly with a fair amount of connective tissue in the electronic wind. GILBERT HEAD Faculty, Curator of Presidential Papers at the University of Georgia
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No bread, no beer, let’s eat Those with late-onset disease get creative at meal times BY MEGAN INGALLS The Red & Black For most of her life, Julie Lemen was able to eat whatever she wanted. Things now off the menu: bread, cake, noodles, salad dressing and most restaurant sauces. It was just two years ago, after suddenly becoming very ill, that doctors diagnosed Lemen, a senior exercise and sports science major from Marietta, with celiac
disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where people are unable to eat anything containing gluten, a substance found in wheat, barley, oat, rye and many processed foods. Symptoms include digestive problems, pain and, in extreme cases, death. Lemen said she recovered fully after switching to a gluten-free diet but would have been forced to withdraw from school had she not been properly diagnosed. “I couldn’t even walk to class because I had no energy,” she said. Students in their twenties struggle especially because many staples are suddenly declared toxic. Molly Bond, a junior Spanish and history major from Marietta who was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was 3 years old, said it usually takes a while to be diagnosed because of the wide range of symptoms. “Symptoms of celiac disease manifest themselves differently in different people,” Bond said. “Some people are super obvious with their symptoms, while others are asymptomatic. They can have issues ranging from migraines to irritable bowel syndrome to stunted growth.” Bond said she feels that people have started to become more informed about the disease and what a gluten-free diet entails. “Dealing with celiac is definitely inconvenient at times,” Bond said. “It’s gotten easier as people have become more gluten-free-aware.” Becca Brewster, a senior biological science major from Brentwood, Tenn., said she is still adjusting to her new diet after being diagnosed in February. “It’s not just ‘don’t eat pastas’ or ‘don’t eat breads,’” she said. “I can’t have a lot of salad dressings or anything with marinara. So I would think eating in a dining hall would be very tricky.” Students with dietary restrictions often don’t know what options are available to them in the dining halls, since every food item doesn’t come with a complete list of ingredients. Some students on specialty diets, especially those living in dorms, still want to be on the meal plan for social reasons and convenience. Katherine Ingerson, the registered dietician for the University’s Food Services, said she can provide students with the information they need to successfully eat on the meal plan. “I find out their medical history and what diet they’ve been prescribed by a physician, and then I teach them how to do it on the meal plan,” Ingerson said. “Typically I will make our menu guidebooks and personalize them based on whatever medical condition they have.” Gluten-free options include specialty bread and cereal available in every dining hall, as well as the gluten-free pizza recently added to the menu at Snelling. Bond said although she chose to stay on the meal plan for two years, she felt there was a lack of variety in what she could eat. “Katherine Ingerson was super helpful in keeping me informed of the gluten-free dining hall options,” Bond said. “That said, though there are gluten-free options, staying on the meal plan for two years was definitely pushing it for me.” For students not on the meal plan, there is a registered dietitian available through the University’s Health Center who can help them figure out gluten-free options for a fee.
Julie Lemen was diagnosed with celiac disease just two years ago. Now when she cooks at home she avoids products containing gluten. MICHAEL BARONE/Staff Students with celiac can easily cook at home because of the variety of options available in stores such as Earth Fare and Trader Joe's—but going out can be more difficult because many places don’t carry glutenfree substitutes. Finding drinks downtown doesn’t pose a problem for students on a gluten-free diet. Distilling liquor denatures the gluten protein, so students with celiac can drink rye- or barley-based liquors without being affected. Beer, however, is off-limits. Lemen said she does miss being able to try new beers but that there are also gluten-free varieties available. “That I know of, there are like five or six different gluten-free beers,” she said. “Five Points Bottle Shop has three different types and I’ve tried them all. I do wish I had gotten to try different Terrapins and to try the fancy stuff.” Lemen said despite the growing gluten-free menu in chain restaurants like Chick-fil-A and Jason’s Deli, eating at smaller restaurants can still be challenging. “A lot of the places downtown aren’t as easy to eat at, though I’ve noticed over two years that the education about celiac disease has increased tenfold,” Lemen said. Your Pie and Mellow Mushroom both serve glutenfree pizza dough. Other local restaurants which have gluten-free options include: DePalma’s, The Grit, Mama’s Boy, Last Resort and Casa Mia. Bond said many places have been willing to work with her, even if gluten-free foods aren’t specifically listed on the menu. “Athens restaurants in general have been super accommodating and knowledgeable,” she said.
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WALKING ON AIR Sailors, Harton ‘proud’ to earn full scholarships BY RYAN BLACK The Red & Black Blake Sailors was looking to go to college anywhere but Georgia. Graduating from Oconee County, just a stone’s throw away from Athens, he wanted to get away. Brandon Harton was the polar opposite. Coming from the small town of Reidsville in central Georgia, just south of I-16, he wanted to explore newer, bigger avenues, which is exactly what Athens could provide him. Where their differences in settling on Georgia set them apart, the two were recently joined by a common bond: the former walkons are now full-fledged scholarship players. ‘I wasn’t really expecting it’ Sailors is not a lifelong Georgia resident. He was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., before moving to Arkansas, finally settling in Georgia in the “second or third grade.” The fact he has not lived in the Peach State for the duration of his life meant he was not as deeply affected by the allure of the Bulldogs as some others may be. That played a big part when it came time for him to head off to college. “I wasn’t even look-
ing to come [to Georgia], at all,” he said. “I wanted to try to get a scholarship somewhere, and if I had got one, I would have gone to that place, but Georgia talked to me about walking on. I kept thinking about it in the back of my head.” While he kept thinking about it, he kept waiting. Waiting for looks and offers from other schools that never came. But the Georgia offer was still on the table, and Sailors finally relented. “It’s not that I didn’t like Georgia,” he said. “I’ve always been a Georgia fan, but obviously I wanted to try to get that scholarship. But I came here and it worked out for me.” And work out it did, mainly due to all of the hard work Sailors has put in over the past two seasons. After redshirting in 2009, he made it on the field last year as a member of both the kickoff coverage team and as a gunner on the punt team, recording nine tackles. His play garnered him recognition as Georgia’s “newcomer of the year” on special teams. But his greatest honor came on Aug. 11, when he, along with seven others former walk-ons, were awarded scholarships. “I wasn’t really expecting it, but I had hope,” he said. “I felt I
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had played well enough in my first year to get one now. I felt I maybe could have been the guy. I felt like I had done pretty well producing for the team. I still gotta come back and keep doing the same thing. If I got one or not, I was going to keep busting it, grinding, grinding, grinding, and just hopefully eventually get one one day. It came early for me, so I’m thrilled.” Just because he now has a scholarship in hand does not mean he has taken any pressure off of himself, though. “I was going to keep doing the same thing [regardless],” he said. “When I got one I was pumped and all that, but that didn’t change how I felt about going out and doing [my job]. It’s not like it’s a weight off my shoulders. That was one of my goals, so I was really proud of myself. I made a bunch of people real proud and showed people that I could do it.” ‘Anything is possible’ Reidsville is a city of just more than 2,000 inhabitants, according to the last official U.S. Census data released in 2000. Give or take a few, that population has stayed relatively stable during the last 11 years. And when Tattnall County seniors and others from neighboring counties make their college selections, one of the most popular choices is Georgia Southern, about 45 minutes to the north. Just ask Harton. However, he knew that was not for him. “I wanted to get out and meet different people from all over,” he said. “I know a bunch of people that graduated with me and others from surrounding counties that ended up going to Georgia Southern, so I felt like I would meet new people, but I would still be around the same people that I’ve always been around.” With Georgia Southern out of the picture, Georgia made its way into Harton’s line of vision. “They offer a great education and a great school for sports, so I just figured I’d come here and try my luck,” he said. Luck did not come quickly for Harton, who walked on to the team in 2010 and spent the entire
year doing solely scout team work. His fortunes started to change during the spring, as he saw action in the annual G-Day game, and was named one of the Bulldogs’ “outstanding walk-on” performers on offense. Then the night of Aug. 11 came. “It was a very big night because we were getting our class schedules for the fall and stuff like that, and when we started to meet, [head coach Mark Richt] called out a group of names,” Harton said. “I was thinking that these guys did something academically for the summer, but he called my name, and I knew I did pretty good in my classes this summer and I thought, ‘I wonder what he is going to say.’ And then he announced it. It was just such a surprise. A couple of guys told me when he said it, my jaw just dropped and I just stood there. I was excited. I didn’t know what to do. As soon as the meeting was over I went and called my mom and let her know, and [my family] was happy.” His recent accolades have made him somewhat of a local celebrity back home as well. “I’ve got a lot of phone calls and text messages and people messaging me on Facebook, telling me how proud they are of me, to keep up the good work,” he said. Harton relishes the notoriety for a simple, altruistic reason — it gives him the platform to be a role model. “I’m just proud to be up here doing something positive with my life, to give the younger kids something to look up to,” he said. “Just because we come from a small place doesn’t mean we have to stay there. We can all go on to do something bigger with our lives, and I just want everybody back home to know that anything is possible if you just put your mind to it.” ‘A pretty cool night’ If Sailors and Harton were pumped when the scholarships were awarded, that pales in comparison to their teammates’ reactions that night. “[I was] just really, really happy for those guys,” senior cornerback Brandon Boykin said. “As a walk-on, people overlook that, but it’s such a hard job. They get beat
Brandon Harton (top) and Blake Sailors (bottom) received scholarships at the start of fall practice after a year of hardwork on the scout team. It was an achievement their teammates fully appreciated and applauded, breaking out in song and dancing in the Butts Mehre Building upon hearing the announcement. (TOP) AJ REYNOLDS/Staff, (ABOVE) FILE up and don’t get any recognition, so for [them] to stick with it and get that scholarship and contribute, it makes everybody happy.” Backup quarterback Hutson Mason felt the same way. “That was a pretty cool night,” he said. “We have a lot of respect for the walk-ons around here, just because of the stuff they go through. They are guys that are here because they love the game. There are a lot of guys here that are here because they are getting their education paid for, but when you look at the walk-ons — and my roommate Parker Welch is one — you see the grind they go through and there is no benefit for them.” Mason then recalled the frenzied moments after the announcements were made. “The room just erupted,” he said. “The team ran downstairs and everybody just got out of their chairs and started danc-
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ing, you know, just doing stupid, funny stuff. I think that kind of shows the team bond that we have that we’re happy to see other people’s hard work finally pay off. It was exciting. You’ve got those guys that come out there and bust their butt every day just like scholarship guys, and a lot of them are worthy of it. Brandon Harton, he has just as much talent [as scholarship guys] and he’s shown it this spring and so far in practice.” Harton — the freshlyminted scholarship player — couldn't care less how he much his individual talent shows up or what kind of stats he attains. “I just want to win,” he said. “Anything that I can do to help the team win, that’s what I want to do. Anyone can go out and have a great game — 100-something rushing yards, 4 touchdowns — but if the other team scores 5 touchdowns, you lose.”
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Freshman ready for spotlight Crowell willing to work in any capacity for Bulldogs By CHRIS D’ANIELLO The Red & Black The Bulldogs suffered some big losses at running back this offseason. Last year's two leading rushers have moved on as, Caleb King left for the NFL and Washaun Ealey transferred to Jacksonville State. But despite these losses, Georgia fans are excited about the running back position this year because of its big addition — Isaiah Crowell. Crowell, a true freshman from Columbus, was the top player in Georgia’s highly-touted recruiting class. He ranked as ESPN’s top running back and the No. 4 player overall in the 2011 class. Though Richt has said he does not expect a freshman to carry the team, Crowell will carry the ball Sept. 3 when the Bulldogs play No. 5 Boise State in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for their season opener. The only question is whether he or Richard Samuel, a redshirt junior converted-running back, will start the game in the backfield. “Starting is not a big deal to me,” CROWELL Crowell said. “I just want to do whatever I can to help my team win.” Despite his indifference toward starting, with Samuel still recovering from a pulled leg muscle and junior Carlton Thomas suspended for the first game, Crowell is widely thought to be starter for the Bulldogs' opening game. He is the most talented back available and he has been taking the majority of the first team reps in practice. And starting would be nothing new to Crowell, who told reporters Tuesday that he has started in every game of football he has ever played. He isn’t, however, letting the hype get the better of him. “I try to keep my head leveled and stay working hard every day to get better,” he said. Whether he starts or not, he is going to be an huge player and as long as he is able to help the Bulldogs top the Broncos, he will consider his job done. “I do whatever I can do, going 100 percent every play and helping my team win,” he said. “That’s my goal.” Neither of Crowell’s first two games as a Bulldog
Tailback Isaiah Crowell said he is glad the first game of the season is essentially a home game — at the Georgia Dome — and the second game is home so he can adjust quicker to the college pace. KATHRYN INGALL/Staff — the opener in Atlanta and the home game against South Carolina — is going to be in a hostile environment, so crowd noise won’t be an issue. “I’ll have to listen to a lot of things that I’ll have to be able to hear,” Crowell said. “And I’m going to have to be concentrating on the offense, so I’m happy [the first two games] are basically home.” Crowell did suffer a groin injury last week and was not at full speed for a few practices, but he has fully recovered and he said the injury did not set him back — physically or mentally. With ESPN coverage and a top-five opponent waiting for him in his first collegiate game, Crowell is bound to feel some nerves. But he looks to an old coach’s wisdom to put a positive spin on the butterflies. “My high school head coach told me that the best players are the ones that get nervous before the game,” he said. “I’m not throwing up in trash cans but I’m always a little nervous because if you don’t get nervous and excited, then you really don’t care about the game.”
“Starting is not a big deal to me. I just want to do whatever I can to help my team win.” Isaiah Crowell, freshman running back
RUNNING BACKS RETURNEES Carlton Thomas, junior: 64 carries, 272 yards, 4.2 yards per carry, 2 touchdowns Wes Van Dyk, senior: 1 carry, 3 yards Richard Samuel, redshirt junior: Played linebacker last season Ken Malcome, redshirt freshman: Redshirted last season Brandon Harton, redshirt sophomore: Scout team member last season
Newcomers Isaiah Crowell, freshman: No. 1 running back in the nation by ESPN
DEPARTEES Washaun Ealey: 157 carries, 811 yards, 5.2 yards per carry, 11 touchdowns Caleb King: 80 carries, 430 yards, 5.4 yards per carry, 2 touchdowns
4B THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
THE RED & BLACK
Marshall doing football for now Hardcourt must wait BY RYAN BLACK The Red & Black Nick Marshall is fighting two very different battles right now. One is on the football field, where he is trying to find playing time at a crowded cornerback position. The other is on the basketball court, where he is trying to find time to practice at all. The freshman from Wilcox County set a high school state record in Georgia for touchdown passes, finishing his career with 102, the first player in state history to reach triple-digits in the category. But he also shined on the hardwood, averaging 28 points per game as a junior. Though he is now ensnared in a battle for playing time at corner, Marshall also has one eye on the future, anticipating the basketball season, when he will walk-on to Mark Fox’s team after the football season concludes. “All through the recruiting process, we discussed [him playing both],” Mark Richt said. “If he can handle it, we want him to do it. He’s always said that football is his ‘lead sport’ and he wants to make sure he takes care of his business in football. He doesn’t want to rob [himself] from that, but if it works out that he can get out there and play some hoops, he’s all for it.” Fox was in attendance at Monday’s football practice, and Marshall said the two have had lunch a few times already. “He talked to me about how football stuff was going, how I’m doing and when I would be ready for basketball,” Marshall said. “He was just asking me things like, ‘Have [you] been shooting? Have you been able to go in the gym?’” The answer is “no” on both counts. “I don’t even get time, really, because I have [football] practice, meetings and then I have stuff academically I’ve got to take care of, so I just don’t have time to shoot basketball,” he said. Marshall especially does not have any extra time to shoot hoops when he’s trying to work his way back into the cornerback rotation after being bothered by a nagging concussion, which has dropped him to working with the third team. “I watched him in his first full-speed practice since he’s come off of that [concussion], and I just like his energy,” Richt said. “I liked how hard he practiced. I told him, ‘You keep practicing like that every day and everything is gonna work out.’ We just want him to continue to do that and we’ll see where it goes.” Tailback Brandon Harton has noted how good Marshall has looked, too. “I’ve watched him a couple of times and he looks pretty good out there,” he said. “He’s obviously still learning, and defense, that’s tough to learn — their playbook is just as big as ours, if not bigger. I feel like once he learns what to do and gets ready to play, he’ll be a
Nick Marshall is working full time with the football team as a freshman cornerback, which hasn’t allowed him to practice his basketball skills. He’s expected to join the basketball team in January and has already sat down for lunch with coach Mark Fox to discuss plans once the football season is over. AJ REYNOLDS/Staff great asset to us.” In the throes of dealing with his concussion, Marshall needed a pick-me-up. That’s where fellow freshman Christian LeMay came in. “As an athlete you never want to be hurt,” he said. “You always want to be out there giving your best effort and doing what you can. He’s across from me in the locker room, and I ask, ‘Hey, how you doing?’ And he’s like, ‘I’m getting better.’ So I’m just trying to keep him upbeat. You gotta keep guys’ spirits up and let them
Soccer looking to ‘breakout’
Commit ‘fell in love’ with Bulldogs Tailback will look at other schools
BY KERRY BOYLES The Red & Black After beating Furman 3-1 in their season opener on Aug. 19, the Georgia women’s soccer team is feeling optimistic as they go into a weekend full of tough matches. “It feels great,” head coach Steve Holeman said. “It is rewarding to get that W.” Jamie Pollock, Madeline Barker and sophomore midfielder Nicole Locandro scored the goals for the Bulldogs, but the team shared the wealth, tallying quality assists. “It was great considering it was our first game since preseason,” Locandro said. “Everyone definitely played their heart out.” Though they relished the win, the Bulldogs won’t be relaxing anytime soon. Playing their first game of the season helped highlight areas where they should improve. “The main thing we need to work on is keeping the ball,” Locandro said. They will focus on improving their possession skills before they take on Texas this Friday. “[Texas is] definitely a strong program,” Locandro said. “We’re all super excited. It’s definitely going to be a big game.” The team won’t have long to recover before playing Villanova on Sunday. “It’s always a little tough,” Holeman said. “We’ll certainly feel
know they’re going to get it in time.” And one thing that Marshall will learn “in time” once he joins the basketball team is getting to know and remember the names and faces of his fellow teammates. Right now, akin to other things in Marshall’s sporting pursuits, it’s a battle. “[I know] Kentavious [Caldwell] and Tim [Dixon],” he said before hesitating, not being able to recall 7-foot John Florveus’ name. “Umm, and I’ve forgot the tall dude.”
BY JUSTIN JOHNSON For The Red & Black
Nicole Locandro scored in the Bulldogs opener against Furman and thinks the Dogs are playing great together this year. SEAN TAYLOR/Staff some of the effects on Sunday.” But the team has been preparing for weeks and has improved with every practice, Holeman said. “We’re all in a good mindset from the start,” Locandro said. “I think we’re going to be prepared for both Friday and Sunday.” Though the season has hardly begun, the team has already been
plagued by injuries, with starter Laura Eddy sidelined for the season after tearing her ACL in practice. Despite these setbacks, the team has bonded both on and off the field. “I think this will be a breakout year for us,” sophomore Nikki Hill said. “This will be a big year for us if we can keep the momentum going.”
It’s rare to see a running back such as Derrick Henry. The Yulee, Fla., native, standing at 6-foot3, 232-pounds, is larger than most running backs in college football or even the NFL, yet he’s only beginning his junior year in high school. What advantage Henry has in size, he has in speed as well. He has been clocked in the sub 4.5-second range in the 40-yard dash, even posting as low as a 4.48 at The Opening, an event put on by Nike that brought in 150 of the nation’s top prospects to compete in various events. And Henry isn’t just a workout warrior either. Henry That production translates to the field, where he rushed for a combined 5,263 yards and 65 touchdowns in his freshman and sophomore seasons at Yulee High School, and is expected to be the number one ranked prospect in the state of Florida for the class of 2013. Those stats are music to Bulldogs fans’ ears, as Henry committed to Georgia on July 15 after his trip to Athens for their widely popular annual event “Dawg Night.” “I didn’t know what to expect on my visit when I went there in the spring, but coaches like coach [Mark] Richt, coach [Bryan] McLendon and coach [Tony] Ball, how they were recruiting me, I fell in love with the place,” Henry told The Red & Black. After that visit in the spring, Henry narrowed his choices down to the Bulldogs and the Florida Gators. But his return visit for “Dawg Night” sealed
the deal after hearing the coaches discuss where he would fit in at Georgia. Soon afterward, he committed. Henry says he’ll never forget that moment and the subsequent reaction from head coach Mark Richt when he told him he wanted to be a Bulldog. “Seeing Coach Richt’s face after me choosing Georgia, that was a special moment because I remember seeing the passion he had in his eyes when he learned I was committing.” It has been a little over a month since Henry gave his verbal commitment to the Georgia staff, does that commitment still stand strong? “I’m solid to Georgia, but I’m still going to go to other college games just to see and experience different things,” Henry said. Some may be wondering why commit so early in the recruiting process when class of 2013 prospects have until February of 2013 to sign their letter of intent. “To get it out of the way and focus on school. I know when I made my choice it was the right school, and the recruiting process can get you away from [focusing on school work],” Henry said. Henry said he plans to visit Athens for the Bulldogs’ home opener against SEC East rival South Carolina on Sept. 10. He will already be in Georgia for a game against in-state powerhouse Buford High School and will make the trip over to Athens for the matchup. Henry said Bulldog fans should be expecting some big things out of him when he makes it to campus in 2013, with plans to emulate one of the all-time Georgia greats. “I’m hard working on the field and off the field,” Henry said. “I want to bring back that Herschel Walker style of running. I want everyone to be ready when I get there.”
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
THE RED & BLACK 5B
‘Unselfish’ senior named captain BY TUCKER GREEN The Red & Black Kathleen Gates has started for the volleyball team since she was a freshman. She remembers the players she always looked up to, such as Maria Taylor and Valentina Gonzalez. Now, in her senior season, it’s her time to lead. A senior setter from Wilmington, N.C., Gates was voted volleyball team captain by her teammates this week. “It’s just a great honor to be voted by my teammates and coaches to be captain of the team and to lead us into a great season this fall,” Gates said. The decision was never a difficult one, head coach Lizzy Stemke said. “[The coaches] weren’t surprised at all,” Stemke said. “She’s one of the most unselfish players I’ve ever coached, so it’s very fitting that she was chosen by her teammates.” Gates was an integral part of the team last year, finishing the season with 1,268 assists for a 10.31 assists per set average. She also had 191 points. “To be in this position now and to be able to lead the program is just a really big honor,” Gates said. “I’m really thankful for it.” Gates stressed she isn’t the only leader on the team, though. “Everyone is an integral part of this program,” she said. “Leaders come in all different styles and different ways. It’s both on and off the court, really every single of our actions count towards the team.” She said one of the best parts of the season so far has been getting to know and interact with the freshman players. “[It’s important] to be really open and communicate with them a lot and make sure they know that you’re there for them and to really encourage them and bond with them and spend time with them,” Gates said. “It’s helpful for them to be around and not be the ‘cool senior’ off in the side doing their own little thing.” Gates and the other upperclassmen on the team have actually been a part of the program longer than their head coach. Stemke was hired in December after the team finished 15-17 overall and eighth in the SEC last year. Gates said she has to help Stemke out from time to time. “Just where things are on campus sometimes,” Gates said, laughing. “But it’s been a great transition and she’s been really supportive of us and really made an effort to get to know each of us.” Beyond leadership and camaraderie, Gates is driven mainly to win. That drive gets the attention of Stemke. “Kathleen is really hungry to have a great senior year and she’s going to do whatever it takes to reach the goals that we’ve set.” For Gates, the time is now to win and make her mark upon the school as she’s seen so many other players do before her. Her goals are simple. “Make it to the [NCAA Tournament],” Gates said. “Just be playing in December. End of story.” A new chance to shine The buzz around the volleyball court in the Ramsey center is unmistakable. A new season is so close to beginning. A new era of Georgia volleyball begins this Friday as the Hotel Indigo Bulldog Invitational brings Florida A&M, Kansas and Liberty University to Athens for a fourteam season-opening tournament. Georgia plays its first match against Liberty on Friday at 7
p.m., and then plays Florida A&M on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and Kansas later that night at 7 p.m. Stemke has high hopes for the new season, her first at Georgia. She was hired in last December after Georgia finished 15-17 overall and eighth in the SEC last season. “I think we’re hoping to set the path for a new era of Georgia volleyball,” Stemke said. “We have high hopes for a great turnout.” Georgia returns several key players from last year, including Gates, senior middle blocker Ann Dylla and senior defensive specialist/libero Carla Tietz, all three of whom have started each year since they were freshmen. The team also hopes to benefit from new and exciting young talent as
well, including freshman Gaby Smiley, a Prepvolleyball.com AllAmerican and Georgia Senior All-Star from Northview High School in Alpharetta. Stemke said she has been proud of her team’s leadership. “A lot has been very self-motivated,” she said. “As soon as the freshmen got here, [the upperclassmen] took them under their wing for sure. Right now our team is really gelling well.” Gates, the team’s captain, said the team has been preparing for a variety of different schemes they may see in the tournament. “[We’ve been focusing on] different schemes and things we’ll see on film,” Gates said. “It’s really exciting. We’re just ready for everyone to come out and watch us.” The Liberty Lady
Flames, Georgia’s first opponent, were 25-9 in 2010 and won their fourth Big South regular-season championship in a row. “They’re a great squad, they have a great program,” Gates said. “They’ve made the tournament consistently for the past few years but I feel like we can handle them.” The Invitational begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. as Florida A&M plays Kansas. There will be six games played over the course of this weekend, all at Ramsey. For Stemke and the players, it’s the chance at long last to return the program to winning ways. “We have big goals and a process that we’re working on,” Stemke said. “We hope that people show up to support and get excited with the path that we’re on.”
Kathleen Gates finished last year with 1,268 assists and 191 points, and for the upcoming season, was named team captain by her fellow players. KATHRYN INGALL/Staff
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Know the score FOOTBALL
AP TOP 25 POLL
1. Oklahoma (36) 2. Alabama (17) 3. Oregon (4) 4. LSU (1) 5. Boise State (2) 6. Florida State 7. Stanford 8. Texas A&M 9. Oklahoma State 10. Nebraska 11. Wisconsin 12. South Carolina 13. Virginia Tech 14. TCU 15. Arkansas 16. Notre Dame 17. Michigan State 18. Ohio State 19. Georgia 20. Mississippi State 21. Missouri 22. Florida 23. Auburn 24. West Virginia 25. USC
2010 Record Points 12-2 1,464 10-3 1,439 12-1 1,330 11-2 1,286 12-1 1,200 10-4 1,168 12-1 1,091 9-4 965 11-2 955 10-4 910 11-2 900 9-5 848 11-3 821 13-0 690 10-3 686 8-5 530 11-2 519 12-1 443 6-7 369 9-4 361 10-3 258 8-5 228 14-0 219 9-4 207 8-5 160
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TOP 25 POLL
Final 2010 Rank 6 10 3 8 9 17 4 19 13 20 7 22 16 2 12 NR 14 5 NR 15 18 NR 1 NR NR
2010 Team Record 1. Alabama 10-3 2. Oklahoma 12-2 3. LSU 11-2 4. Stanford 12-1 5. Oregon 12-1 6. Florida State 10-4 7. South Carolina 9-5 8. Boise State 12-1 9. Nebraska 10-4 10. Texas A&M 9-4 11. Wisconsin 11-2 12. Oklahoma State 11-2 13. Michigan State 11-2 14. Notre Dame 8-5 15. Virginia Tech 11-3 16. Arkansas 10-3 17. Arizona State 6-6 18. TCU 13-0 19. Ohio State 12-1 20. USC 8-5 21. Miss. State 9-4 22. Missouri 10-3 23. West Virginia 9-4 24. Auburn 14-0 25. Florida 8-5
Texas 114; Penn State 75; Arizona State 67; Miami (FL) 32; Utah 25; Southern Miss 20; Iowa 19; North Carolina State 15; Brigham Young 15; Air Force 14; Houston 13; Pittsburgh 9; Michigan 7; Tennessee 5; UCF 5; Northern Illinois 4; Hawaii 4; Tulsa 3; Maryland 2; Arizona 2; Northwestern 1; Nevada 1; Washington 1
1. Oklahoma (42) 2. Alabama (13) 3. Oregon (2) 4. LSU (2) 5. Florida State 6. Stanford 7. Boise State 8. Oklahoma State 9. Texas A&M 10. Wisconsin 11. Nebraska 12. South Carolina 13. Virginia Tech 14. Arkansas 15. TCU 16. Ohio State 17. Michigan State 18. Notre Dame 19. Auburn 20. Mississippi State 21. Missouri 22. Georgia 23. Florida 24. Texas 25. Penn State
2010 Record Points 12-2 1,454 10-3 1,414 12-1 1,309 11-2 1,296 10-4 1,116 12-1 1,101 12-1 1,065 11-2 933 9-4 885 11-2 829 10-4 814 9-5 779 11-3 767 10-3 750 13-0 687 12-1 631 11-2 536 8-5 440 14-0 329 9-4 301 10-3 266 6-7 260 8-5 240 5-7 162 7-6 161
Final 2010 Rank 6 11 3 8t 16 4 7 10 21 8t 19 22 15 12 2 5 14 NR 1 17 18 NR NR NR NR
8/12 8/19 8/26 8/28 9/2 9/4 9/9 9/11 9/16 9/23 9/25 9/30 10/2 10/7 10/9 10/14 10/16 10/20 10/23 10/28 11/2 11/4 11/6
MISSOURI STATE NEW MEXICO TROY at Alabama at Texas A&M AUBURN at Ole Miss at Vanderbilt SOUTH CAROLINA TENNESSEE MISSISSIPPI STATE at LSU
ALABAMA 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26
KENT STATE at Penn State NORTH TEXAS ARKANSAS at Florida VANDERBILT at Ole Miss TENNESSEE LSU at Mississippi State GEORGIA SOUTHERN at Auburn
AUBURN 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 1:30
9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/12 11/19 11/26
UTAH STATE MISSISSIPPI STATE at Clemson FLORIDA ATLANTIC at South Carolina at Arkansas FLORIDA at LSU OLE MISS at Georgia SAMFORD ALABAMA
12 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
LSU 12 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 2 p.m. TBA
9/3 9/10 9/15 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/25
Oregon NORTHWESTERN ST at Mississippi State at West Virginia KENTUCKY FLORIDA at Tennessee AUBURN at Alabama WESTERN KENTUCKY at Ole Miss ARKANSAS
at Florida State EX (2-0, L) at Furman (3-1, W) TEXAS VILLANOVA at Minnesota IOWA STATE MERCER GEORGIA STATE at UNC Greensboro FLORIDA SOUTH CAROLINA at Arkansas at LSU MISSISSIPPI STATE OLE MISS at Vanderbilt at Kentucky at Auburn ALABAMA TENNESSEE SEC Tournament First Round SEC Tournament Semifinals SEC Tournament Finals
7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA
SEC WEST SCHEDULES 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/25
8 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 2:30 p.m.
9/6 9/9 9/10 9/16 9/18 9/23 9/25 9/30 10/2 10/5 10/7 10/14 10/16 10/21 10/23 10/28 10/30 11/4 11/6 11/11 11/18 11/20 11/23 12/1 to 12/17
LIBERTY FLORIDA A&M KANSAS at Pepperdine Miami (at Pepperdine) UC Santa Barbara (at Pepperdine) KENNESAW STATE at Georgia Tech Samford (at Georgia Tech) Mercer (at Georgia Tech at Tennessee at Kentucky OLE MISS ALABAMA SOUTH CAROLINA FLORIDA AUBURN at Mississippi State at LSU at Arkansas KENTUCKY TENNESSEE at Alabama at Ole MIss ARKANSAS LSU MISSISSIPPI STATE at Florida at South Carolina at Auburn NCAA Tournament
7 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA
9/1 9/10 9/15 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26
at Memphis at Auburn LSU LOUISIANA TECH at Georgia at UAB SOUTH CAROLINA at Kentucky TENNESSEE MARTIN ALABAMA at Arkansas OLE MISS
OLE MISS 8 p.m. 12 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA 12 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26
BYU SOUTHERN ILLINOIS at Vanderbilt GEORGIA at Fresno State ALABAMA ARKANSAS at Auburn at Kentucky LOUISIANA TECH LSU at Mississippi State
WHAT'S ON DECK What: Georgia soccer vs. Texas When: Friday at 7 p.m. Price: Free for students Two cents: The Lady Longhorns come to town for a date with Georgia, who is fresh off a victory in the opener. Texas lost its opener to Loyola but then rebounded the next game to beat Houston. However, the Bulldogs and Longhorns have a common opponent thus far in Florida State, who both teams lost to in an exhibition game. Three Longhorns scored goals against Houston, so they will bring a balanced scoring effort to Athens and should provide a great test to see if the Bulldogs can continue the momentum.
9/17 4:45 p.m. 6 p.m. 12 p.m. TBA 9:15 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
9/30 10/14 10/29 11/12 11/21
GEORGIA INVITATIONAL at Georgia State Invitational at Notre Dame Invitational at Wisconsin Invitational at SEC Championships at NCAA South Regional Championships at NCAA Championships
Georgia volleyball practices in preparation for the Georgia Invitational this season in which they'll play three games. AJ REYNOLDS/The Red & Black
WHAT'S ON DECK What: Georgia volleyball vs. Liberty When: Friday at 7 p.m. Price: Free for students Two cents: The Georgia volleyball team has a new coach, new attitude and is hoping for new results after a below .500 season last year that resulted in the firing of their coach. The Bulldogs will open the season with Liberty, a mid-major opponent that should allow them to get off to a nice start in their own hosted Invitational this weekend. This will be both team's season openers and the start of the Lizzy Stemke-era at Georgia. Look for Kathleen Gates to lead the Bulldogs past the Flames, who aren't used to the high-major competition.
WHAT'S ON DECK What: Georgia volleyball vs. Florida A&M When: Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Price: Free for students Two cents: Once the volleyball season gets going, the Bulldogs participate in a flurry of games. That theme starts immediately with the Georgia Bulldog Invitational, with the Bulldogs playing Saturday morning after a Friday night game against Liberty. Like Liberty, Florida A&M is a mid-major that won't be used to the power of the Bulldogs, but should prove to be a tougher challenge than the Flames. Nevertheless, Florida A&M should serve as a good warm up as Georgia eases into the season.
WHAT'S ON DECK
CROSS COUNTRY MISSISSIPPI STATE
Arizona State (6-6) 158; West Virginia (9-4) 149; Utah (10-3) 50; Miami (Fla.) (7-6) 49; Iowa (8-5) 41; Northwestern (7-6) 30; Arizona (7-6) 28; Central Florida (11-3) 22; Michigan (7-6) 19; Air Force (9-4) 15; North Carolina (8-5) 14; Houston (5-7) 13; South Florida (8-5) 9; Hawaii (10-4) 8; Clemson (6-7) 7; Tennessee (6-7) 7; Southern Miss (8-5) 6; Brigham Young (7-6) 5; North Carolina State (9-4) 4; Northern Illinois (11-3) 4; Oregon State (5-7) 4; Pittsburgh (8-5) 3; Washington (7-6) 3; Georgia Tech (6-7) 1; Nevada (13-1) 1.
Jenna Buckley, a defender, and the Bulldogs prepare for a Friday night date with Texas at home in Athens.
Bishop, Ga. Hampton, Ga. South Bend, Ind. Madison, Wisc. Maryville, Tenn. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Terre Haute, Ind.
What: Georgia volleyball vs. Kansas When: Saturday at 7 p.m. Price: Free for students Two cents: The Bulldogs will have two games under their belt when they meet the Jayhawks of Kansas. Like Georgia, Kansas struggled mightily in a major conference last season and will be looking to rebound this season against a similar foe in Georgia. Georgia should have an excellent chance of navigating through their three games of the Georgia Invitational with victories and get off to a solid start this season. All three games are at home and the Bulldogs need to gain momentum early with wins.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
THE RED & BLACK 7B
Charles ‘expects perfection’ out of himself BY CHRIS D’ANIELLO The Red & Black Rarely does a collegiate tight end need to worry about garnering too much hype. But in Orson Charles’ case, there is an awful lot of it. Charles was named to the first team preseason AllSEC team and to the first team All-American team by Sporting News. He was also named to the John Mackey Award watch list, given to the nation’s most outstanding tight end. But the junior from Tampa, Fla., does not pay attention to anything outside of himself and his team. “I don’t really focus on the media, I barely look at my Twitter or my Facebook,” Charles said. “I just stay focused, keep running, working hard after practice because I’m in that leader role. “One thing we’ve been doing a lot this year is just not worrying what other people think about us. That big team meeting room — what’s in that meeting room — that’s all we have, that’s all we’re going to depend on.” Charles led Georgia’s tight ends in receptions and yards with 26 catches for 422 yards in 2010. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray said what makes Charles such a force is his work ethic. “He’s a kid that just goes to work every day, doesn’t listen to any of the outside stuff,” Murray said. “He just works and works. He’s one of the hardest working kids on the team.” Charles’ expectations for himself also drive him to try to be perfect, Murray said. “On the practice field, he expects perfection out of himself,” he said of Charles. “If he drops a ball or misses a block, he gets pretty upset with himself. But that’s what makes him so great, the next play he’s going to make up for it — he’s going to make a spectacular catch or make a great block.” Playing from the tight end position, Charles will typically be covered by linebackers or safeties, which Murray said is a “great mismatch.” Even if he is not making catches, Charles can help the offense blocking or by helping other receivers get open. “Orson Charles, being the great player he is,” freshman wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said, “Everyone we play is going to know who he is. So that’s going to free up the linebacker area. It’s definitely good to have him on the team.” Charles’ presence goes beyond what he does on the field. As a team leader, he is also able to help teach younger players, such as freshman tight end Jay Rome. “One thing I see in Orson and I try to pattern myself, when Orson gets out on the field, he just turns into an animal,” Rome said. “It is like a switch that flips on when he gets onto the field. Off the field, Orson can be the nicest guy. You’d never even think he could get mean and nasty but it’s just a switch flips on and Orson goes and gets it. He’s a great guy to learn from.” More than anything, Charles just wants to have an affect on the game and help his team win. He has even told coaches that he wants to be on every special teams unit. “I just want to do whatever it takes to win,” Charles said.
“I don't really focus on the media, I barely look at my Twitter or my Facebook.” Orson Charles, tight end Orson Charles enters the season as one of the nation's top returning tight ends and he’ll help the receivers as opposing defensive coordinators design defenses to shut him down, opening up the middle. AJ REYNOLDS/Staff
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THE RED & BLACK
Diaz, son fall into court routine BY NICHOLAS FOURIEZOS The Red & Black
Longtime men's tennis coach Manny Diaz has coached his son Eric Diaz for the last two years and Eric has made fast improvements in his game. AJ REYNOLDS/Staff
When redshirt freshman Eric Diaz began his collegiate tennis career last fall, he wasn’t sure what it would be like playing for his dad Manuel Diaz. The head coach didn’t know what to expect either. He was worried about being unequally demanding of his son when Eric committed to the Bulldogs in November 2009. After a full season under their belts, both father and son understand a little bit better the dynamic of their relationship on and off the court. “I think he understands he’s another guy and he gets treated no differently from anyone else,” Diaz said. “I’m going to be giving everyone the same opportunity — I’m not going to penalize him for it.” Eric is glad that they’ve managed to maintain a distinct separation between their home life and their player-to-coach relationship. “It doesn’t play as big a role as people would think,” Eric said. “I do a lot of the more serious talks with the assistant coach, Will Glenn. We get along pretty well. I’m able to take his advice. It works.” Eric redshirted his freshman year, an NCAA designation that allowed Eric to gain another year of eligibility while also giving him time to improve his game against some of college’s best competition. Diaz said Eric was agreeable to redshirting because it gave him the best opportunity to suc-
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ceed. “Eric needed to get stronger and to gain weight. He needed to get a lot of practice at this level, to really make an improvement and he has.” Like many freshmen, Eric had to adjust to the college life. He roomed with fellow freshman Campbell Johnson, and together the two learned how to keep up with the fastpaced life of a student athlete in college tennis’ biggest stage. Johnson described Eric as a good guy and a great teammate, but stressed that it wasn’t an easy transition to the higher level of competition. “It was a huge adjustment since our schedule's so packed,” Johnson said. “Eric was pretty inward, kind of to himself.” However, Johnson was quick to add that the experience really brought out the best in his friend and fellow teammate. “Over the next year
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and a half, he’s really come out and become his own person,” Johnson said. “You can see it off the courts and even a little bit on the court.” Now a sophomore, Eric realizes there is a lot left for him to do in order to achieve his goals — coach’s son or not. “I don’t really feel the pressure of having my father standing behind me, standing over my shoulder, or pushing me more than the other guys,” Eric said. “I definitely improved a good bit [last year]. Now I’m hoping to just have a good fall.” Though Diaz refuses to set any sort of concrete expectations for his players individually, he does try to encourage them to set their own goals and to go after them. For some players, that may mean trying to clinch a match at home, or win a singles tournament. For Eric, though, the expectation for this season is less ambitious. “It’s a little bit more of a process — he didn’t get serious about his tennis until about 16, a little bit later than a lot of the guys we work with,” Diaz said. “He’s focused and that he’s working hard, and that’s what you need to do in order to improve.” Diaz did introduce Eric to the game at an early age, but admits he never was able to consistently train or coach his son. While Eric played very well at Monsignor Donovan in high school, winning three straight singles championships, he suffered from playing against a lower level of competition. Without years of experience at the highest levels of competition, it’s difficult to crack the starting lineup of one of college’s premier tennis programs. “I think he hopes to make the travelling squad and then eventually make the top six,” Diaz said about his son’s expectations. “Everyone wants to clinch a match for the University of Georgia, or win the decisive match against a conference rival.” Eric doesn’t let himself think too much about the future though, saying that he is mostly focused on just having a good fall season. Despite being the coach’s son, Eric has mostly just been another one of the guys. He hangs out with friends, scrambles to stay on top of his classes, and even plays a little bit of ping pong in his spare time. His teammates especially like to tease him for being a “neat freak.” Johnson, his old roommate, said Eric would sometimes take up to four showers a day. “I’m not crazy about it,” Eric said. “I don’t know. I like to be clean — I need to feel fresh. They all make fun of me for it.” Though it doesn’t play a big part in his experiences on the tennis court, Eric does appreciate the benefits of having his dad around as his coach. “I mean, it’s nice to be able to see my dad. All these other guys see their families maybe once or twice a semester — luckily I don’t get too sick of him.”
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THE RED & BLACK
Fighting terrors of monogamy
Zachary Underwood, a former University student, began dumpster diving to feed himself. He soon found how easy it was, and how many local restaurants and grocery stores tossed out still-edible food. But he isn't alone in diving after forgotten food and furniture. evan stichler/Staff
‘Disgusting’ hunt reveals treasures By HOLLY YOUNG The Red & Black Editor's Note: This is the first in a series on living cheap in Athens. Look out for the next installment on thrifting. Zachary Underwood was starving. “I started eating out of dumpsters ‘cause I was hungry and I didn’t have any money,” said Underwood, a former University student. “I heard you could do it, so I started walking around and looking in dumpsters.” With no job and no money for gas or groceries, he began taking regular trips to Five Points from his rental house on Milledge Avenue to scour the dumpsters for edible food. It wasn’t, he found, an impossible search. “A lot of grocery stores throw a crap ton of food away just because it has an expiration date,” he said. “Fruits, vegetables, bread and stuff that’ll still be good.” Once, he and a friend found even more than a "ton" — they found a whole table’s worth, left aside. Though it may seem unsanitary, Underwood said he’s never had any problems with consuming bad food. “I’ve never gotten sick,” he said. “A lot of stuff is like granola, it doesn’t really go bad.” With time, it became almost easy: it wasn’t just grocery stores with discarded treasures. “You can get CiCi’s sometimes, they throw away a lot of pizzas and sodas,” he said. “So does Papa John’s.” It was everyone doing it, he found — and not just tossing things into the dumpster, but diving in after them. Elaine O’Barr, a senior from
Chattanooga majoring in social work, said she and her boyfriend Ken Roche plan trips to the trash. The best times are around move-out dates, she said, right as summer begins or ends. “Ideally you would go when people are moving out so you can catch them before they put stuff in the dumpsters so you don’t have to get in,” O’Barr said. Not Roche, though. “Ken likes to get in,” she said. The couple has found chairs, lamps, cleaning supplies ... even a vacuum cleaner and “one of those badass graphing calculators.” “We also found a hookah,” Roche said. “In the bag and everything.” The reward may be worth the risk of infection or injury — but the risks come aplenty and annoying. “Those dumpsters get hot as hell,” Roche said. “Nothing’s worse than hot garbage and sweaty bodies.” David Flake, a junior from Norcross majoring in biochemical engineering, said he recently dumped an aging chair — only to witness someone dive for it soon after. “I was moving out of my apartment last week and I was throwing out an old recliner,” he said. “About five minutes after throwing it out at the dumpster, I caught a group of guys pulling it right back out.” Even some professors have jumped on board the dumpster-diving train, stressing penny-pinching for art's sake. “For any artist, the dumpster is your friend,” said Jim Buonaccorsi, a University sculpture professor. “It’s a source of free materials.” He encourages his students to rescue any trashed iron they find: the free ore can
be recycled by melting it down, and can then be used in the foundry. But though these free treasures are actively sought by some, Lt. Eric Dellinger said that it may qualify as trespassing in other cases. “Typically trash is considered abandoned property, but some people have gotten into trouble for trespassing because they are on private property,” he said. “It really depends whose property you are on.” He also said that though dumpster diving is not something the University Police Department has to deal with often, they do occasionally get calls about people in dumpsters, as it is not allowed on campus. “It would probably not be anything you’d get arrested for the first time,” he said. “But if we ask you not to come back it may result in trespassing charges the next time.” Other Athenians discourage the practice for sanitation more than safety. “It’s disgusting,” said Mike Ziesmer, manager of Little Caesar’s. “I don’t recommend it. Rodents feed on the food and there could be diseases.” But times are tough; something must be done. “It’s pretty gross,” said Brandon Rauscher, a produce clerk at Kroger. “But you gotta do what you gotta do to survive, I guess.” He warned that it may also be dangerous. “If I don’t know you’re in there and hit the button to compact it, you’re not gonna be coming back out of the dumpster,” he said. For Underwood and others, however, the dive is worth the crunch. “People have lots of shit they don’t use,” he said. “But I can.”
uring the past year of my life, I’ve gotten two tattoos and signed a cell phone contract. Other than these, my commitments have been few. I feel the same way about decisions as I do about wet socks, heartburn and Billy Ray Cyrus concerts —uncomfortable. I’m not completely commitment-phobic. I do make decisions from time to time. Should they feel right, I’ll sport my choices like a badge of honor — in the case of tattoos, quite literally. My stubborn nature appeared before my permanent teeth, and it has lingered. Like most people around me, I have trouble committing. It probably comes as no surprise that I find the concept of monogamy scary. And I’m not alone. I’m sure for most people, the concept is confusing as well. It’s mixed messages about fulfilment that have us on edge. We live in a bizarre society where monogamous relationships are expected, yet instant gratification reigns supreme. In nearly every aspect of our lives, we are invited to shop around, test-drive and send it back if we change our minds. Just look at
the rate of divorce. “Settle down with one person,” we’re told, “but if you don’t like your burger, you can just get another one next door.” In our short lives, how do we find a healthy balance between investment in one and enjoyment of many? The metaphors for our sexual problems are endless. Imagine the cereal aisle, where an array of choices pose a miniature conundrum. With all that variety, it would probably be simpler if they stocked just one brand. Less daunting, but much less interesting. Who wants to eat Cheerios forever when you could switch it up? Froot Loops can be wonderful. And casual sex? It’s sort of like a night club. Lots of people seem to congregate there effortlessly; it seems like a fun place from the outside and it most definitely can be. A few people are always standing in line, waiting for their turn to check it out. Others stumble out jaded after awhile. Some will just stay inside forever, content with the easy flow of traffic, mindless beats and intoxicating repetition. And the idea of entering is most tantalizing when you aren’t allowed to go inside. In sex as in parties, we ought to explore, feel things out and enjoy them while we can (safety considered). Because yeah, going out all night is a lot of fun. But eventually the crazy nights get repetitive, the hangovers grow predictable and the need for a new routine takes over. And, in love as in breakfast, choices equal refreshment. But even options can become tiring. Perhaps when all is said and done, it’s all about finding the perfect food — one to eat for breakfast every day; one that never gets boring. As for our sexual satisfaction, the key to contentment is movement. We’re going to visit some dumb dance clubs for a while. But we’ll find classier clubs when we’re ready. And maybe each of us will find a partner we prefer above all the others – one who shares our perfect tempo. We just have to keep on dancing. — Tess Johnson is a senior from Savannah majoring in anthropology
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
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Beat the heat with cool trio Classes got you down? Summer swelter sucking your soul? Head to the revival. PAGE 4c Horns aplenty. Rockin' rhythm. Soul to spare. It's a HEAPing good rock show. PAGE 5c Bellbottoms never went out. The disco ball never stopped spinning. The ’70s live. PAGE 6c
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Bigger Vision Community Shelter Charity Auction Where: Athens First United Methodist Church When: 6 p.m. Silent Auction, 7:30 p.m. Live Auction Price: Free Contact: www.biggervisionathens.org More info: This auction is going to benefit the shelter to undergo "significant renovations" to help give emergency shelter and meals for Athens’ homeless. This will be a "Friend-raising" event to help those in need. Athens Area Shapenote Singers (Audience Participates) Where: Athens First United Methodist Church When: 7-9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.fasola.org More info: Participate along with other
guests in old timey shape note singing for those who love music and audience participation. HACKS Comedy Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9 p.m. Price: $8 (21+), $10 (18-20) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com More info: HACKS is presenting Tig Notaro, along with Matt O’Meara, Shalewa Sharpe, Matt Gilbert, Andrea Boyd and is hosted by Luke Fields. Tig has been featured on the "Sarah Silverman Program." Computer Tutorials Where: ACC Library When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 613-3650 – call to register More info: The ACC Library hosts a variety of topics to further sharpen your computer skills to prepare you for the digital world.
Papa’s Bag, The Revivalists, Sumilan Where: 40 Watt Club When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: www.40watt.com More info: Papa’s Bag and Sumilan offer up jam rock while The Revivalists throw in some petal steel and sax with their take of funk, jazz and rock. The John Sosebee Band Where: Amici Italian Café When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 353-0000 More info: The John Sosobee Band can bring out a desire for deep fried chicken and shades. They play "original Southern juke joint blues.” Reid Stripling Where: DePalma’s Italian Café (Timothy Road) When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: Free Contact: (706)-552-1237 Canadian Rifle, The Plague, Shaved Christ Where: Farm 225 Price: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com Manic Heaven Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com Kishi Bashi, Kuroma, Thayer Sarrano Where: Georgia Theatre When: 9 p.m. Price: $8 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com Dr. Fred’s Karaoke Where: Go Bar When: $10 Price: Free
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THE RED & BLACK
Bluesy five-piece The Revivalists came all the way from Louisiana to Athens — and it brought an eclectic, beat-heavy sound along for the ride. Courtesy The Revivalists
THE REVIVALISTS University students need a break — a breath of fresh air — some relief. But there’s no need to fear: New Orleans-based band The Revivalists is here to help. The group mixes funk and blues, with perfectly raspy vocals and the occasional jazzy riffs ripped right from a spy movie soundtrack. There is an eclectic variety of instrument use within its shows. Some songs have a horn section; every once in awhile, a banjo will pop by. The six-piece Big Easy group is able to mix its sound up every song — an element that’s hard to come by. And its live performances? Well, they’re impressive, too. (After all, they caught the attention of Rolling Stone’s David Fricke. That has to mean something.) The 40 Watt will provide the band the perfect Athens environment to get listeners through the week.
Odd Trio Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com Milligan Where: Hilltop Grille When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 3537667 Carl Lindberg, Rob McMaken “Live After 5 on the Madison Patio” Where: Hotel Indigo When: 6-8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.indigoathens.com Chrissakes, Trophy Wives, Vincas Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 10 p.m. Contact: www.myspace. com/littlekingsshuffleclub John King Band, Seven Handle Circus Where: The Melting Point When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (adv.) $8 (door) Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com More info: The John King Band takes the stage at 9 p.m. and Seven Handle Circus follows them at 10:30. This show is for all ages. JazzChronic, The Suex Effect Where: No Where Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: $4 Contact: (706) 5464742
Expect to sing along with songs like “Ride the Earth,” “Soul Flight” or “Concrete,” even if you don’t know the words. The vibrations will do the work for you. And to keep the party going and the crowd roaring, the band has been known to play a cover or two. After all, we could use a little revival. — Wil Petty
When: Thursday @ 9 p.m. Where: The 40 Watt Price: $5/$7 Sumilan and Papa's Bag will also perform.
More info: Both JazzChronic and The Suex Effect fuse genres and create an original sound all their own. Check out the show to see and hear how they do it. Dave Howard Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 5:30 p.m. Price: $10 glass Contact: www.terrapinbeer.com More info: Singersongwriter plays smooth acoustic guitar songs. Blues Night Where: The Office Lounge When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5460840 More info: The Shadow Executives start a set of their own originals for an all-night blues fest. Sign up to play is at 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 Events Rally to Restore Dignity Where: UGA Arch When: 4-6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org More info: Rally and open mic session to lessen stigma and advocate for better services for people with mental health diagnoses and their allies. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Where: The Elbert Theatre When: 7:30 p.m. Price: $8 (student), $10
(adv.), $15 (door) Contact: (706) 2831049 www.elberttheatre.org More info: The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this musical parable performed entirely in song. Georgia Law Symposium: Civil Rights or Civil Wants Where: UGA Dean Rusk Center When: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.law.uga. edu/glrsymposium More info: The event recounts the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UGA and explores civil rights issues. IWS Friday Speaker Series “We Are All Royalty: Narrative Comparisons of a Drag King and Queen.” Where: Miller Learning Center When: 12:20 – 1:10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.uga.edu/ iws More info: This lecture is sponsored by the Institute for Women’s Studies and is a Blue Card Event. Opening Gala and Preview Sale Where: OCAF When: 6-9 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.ocaf.com More info: 5,000 pots will be on exhibit and for sale. Chancellor’s Fall Classic Charity Cup Golf
Tournament Where: Georgia Club Golf Course When: 9 a.m. Price: $500 per team of four, $150 per individual, $10 mulligan (field limited to 128 players) Contact: Karen Scoville, (706) 583-2017
21) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com More info: Grinnin Bear, Sam Sniper and Vestibules blend together to put on a show that has a Rockabilly, Americana, Southern and Blues theme.
International Coffee Hour Where: Memorial Hall Ballroom When: 11:30 – 1: 30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: ISL (706) 5425867 More info: This weekly event features coffee, lemonade, and international cuisine. It is set up to meet other people from around the world inside a casual setting.
Bubbly Mommy Gun, Quiet Hooves Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255. com More info: Local Bubbly Mommy Gun plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes with experimental pop and Quiet Hooves adds some octane, highenergy fun with its idiosyncratic pop.
Gulf Oil Spill Lecture Where: Geography and Geology Building, 200C When: 3:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Lan Mu, associate professor, (706) 542-1058 More info: “Gas and Oil Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico, Before, During, and After the Macondo Blowout,” with Samantha Joye “Hello Lenin: Students and Socialism in Venezuela (A Research Proposal)” Where: Baldwin Hall When: 3:30 – 5 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Tim Gill, organizer, (440) 382-6136 More info: David Smilde, sociology, is developing on-going research into the Venezuelan political climate. Participants are asked to read the proposal in advance. Live Music Excalibrah, Swamp Thang, Turquoise Jeep, uBbn tRbN “Turquoise Jeep Records Showcase.” Where: 40 Watt Club When: 9 p.m. Price: $10 Contact: www.40watt. com More info: Atlanta’s hip hop artists will perform with DJ sets by uRbN tRbN. Carla Le Fever and The Rays Where: Alibi When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5491010 More info: No cover to see Carla Le Fever and The Rays style mix originals, pop, rock, groove, '70s dance style and classic rock. Juice Box Where: Amici Italian Café When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 3530000 More contact: New local band lays down some smooth, funky jams. Grinnin Bear, Sam Sniper, Vestibules Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 10 p.m. Price: $3 (21+), $5 (18-
Androcles and the Lion, Young Benjamin Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com More info: Androcles and the Lion play light, indie rock with temperate acoustic guitar and folk hints. Young Benjamin is the solo project of Matt Whitaker (The Premonitions, Emergent Heart), a guitarist/banjoist. Allgood, Indecision Where: Georgia Theatre When: 9 p.m. Price: $12 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com More info: Allgood, formerly known as Allgood Music Company, this band from the ‘90s has reunited. Indecision has been around the block since 1984, they’ve jammed with bands like Phish and Widespread Panic. Exception to the Rule Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com Tre Powell Where: Johnny’s New York Style Pizza When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 3541515 More info: Every Friday, this local songwriter sings soulful, acoustic rhythm and blues. Savagist, Shaved Christ, Wade Boggs, Ye Olde Sub Shoppe Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 10 p.m. Contact: www.myspace. com/littlekingsshuffleclub More info: These bands range from metal to bighearted pop. Blind Boys of Alabama Where: The Melting Point When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $30 (adv.), $35 (door) Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com More info: Five time Grammy award winning gospel sexlet. They sing
classic gospel, blues and contemporary arrangements. Eliot Lipp Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $13 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com More info: Hailing from L.A., Eliot Lipp explores instrumental electrofunk, acid, fusion and italo disco. The John Sosebee Band Where: The Roadhouse When: 11 p.m. Contact: (706) 6132324 More info: The John Sosebee Band can bring out a desire for deep fried chicken and shades. They play ‘original Southern juke joint blues.” Mason Douglas Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 5:30 p.m. Price: $10 glass Contact: www.terrapinbeer.com More info: Light country rock from Nashville. Feral Youth Where: The Bad Manor When: 9 p.m. Price: Free (21+), $5 (18+, before 11 p.m.), $10 (18+, after 11 p.m.) Contact: www.thebadmanor.com More info: Every Friday is Feral Friday, dubstep, electro house, and some top 40 remixes are thrown in for good measure.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 Events Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful Fundraiser Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 6 p.m. Price: $5 suggested donation Contact: www.myspace. com/littlekingsshuffleclub More info: Early kidfriendly atmosphere, then later for the older crowd, the DJ’s Bitch Switch and Stay @ Home Dad start. WMI Farms Produce Market Where: Mama’s Boy When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Price: Free More info: Locally grown organic produce from the Winterville farm. The market is in the lot next to Mama’s Boy. 11th Anniversary Celebration Where: Sangha Yoga Studio When: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.healingartscentre.net More info: Commemorate the anniversary with the two classes, Awareness through Movement (Feldedkrais) at 10:30 and Vinyasa Flow Yoga at 12 p.m. All levels are welcome. Groovy Nights Benefit for Project Safe Where: The Classic Center When: 8 – 11 p.m. Price: $25 Contact: www.projectsafe.com More info: Disco tunes spun by DJ Mahogany, silent auction, disco competition and costume contest are part of the night to benefit Project Safe. Advanced Beekeeping Where: State Botanical Garden of Georgia When: 1 – 3 p.m. Price: $16 Contact: (706) 5426156 www.uga.edu/botgarden More info: Conduct a 24-hour varroa mite count and apply a variety of fall treatments for varroa and other pests.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011 GFADP (Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty) Statewide Meeting and Potluck Where: Emmanuel Episcopal Church When: 12 – 3 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.gfadp.org More info: Meeting for those interested in GFADP immediately following potluck luncheon. Workshop: Plant Conservation-Protecting Plant Diversity in the Garden and in the Wild Where: State Botanical Garden of Georgia When: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Price: $100 ($90 for members) Contact: (706) 5426156 More info: Learn about threats to biodiversity, rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction. Campus-wide Day of Service Where: Depart from Tate Student Center When: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Lisa Kendall (706) 583-0830 More Info: Food, Transportation, and T-Shirts will be provided. Live Music The Heap, Kevn Kinney Band, Some Dark Holler Where: 40 Watt Club When: 8 p.m. Price: $10 (adv.) Contact: www.40watt. com More info: The Heap has an indie-soul sound with a horn section, Kevn Kinney Band will be releasing a CD with new material, and Some Dark Holler will be adding their take on “Handmade American music.” Stokeswood Where: Amici Italian Café
When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 3530000 More info: Twelve-piece UGA woodblock ensemble performs selections from Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. High Strung String Band “Athens Farmers Market.” Where: Bishop Park When: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.athensfarmersmarket.net More info: The local band offers three-part harmonies and ramblin’, upbeat bluegrass on banjo, mandolin and of course, acoustic guitar. Burns Like Fire, The Darnell Boys, Lowdive, Stone Mountain Freeway Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com More info: Burns Like Fire release a new album, The Darnell Boys sing country blues originals with upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. Local band, Lowdive, brings ska/reggae to the lounge and Stone Mountain Freeway has heavy rock and roll influenced by legends like AC/DC and Motorhead. Brothers, CoCoRiCo Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255. com More info: If you like Real Estate, then Brothers is for you. They play poppy indie rock, and CoCoRiCo has a guitar-driven rock with postrock undertones. Like Totally Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar
When: 3 – 5 p.m. Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com More info: Band plays for audiences for both kids and kid-minded adults. Lorkakar, Armhole, Craig Lieske Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com More info: These three bands all have unique sounds, mixing experimental rock, lyricless voices, bells and electronics. Dodd Ferrelle Where: Front Porch Bookstore When: 6 – 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 3721236 More info: Local and Tinfoil Stars former frontman, puts heart and soul into alternative country rockers. REHAB, Rittz, Space Capone Where: Georgia Theatre When: 9 p.m. Price: $11 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com More info: REHAB brings its southern rock radio hits to Athens, while Rittz channels Atlanta for hip hop and Space Capone brings in funk, soul and rhythm and blues to make this a well rounded show. The Fuzzlers, Kater Mass, Reeks of Failure, So It Goes Where: Go Bar When: 9 p.m. Contact: www.myspace. com/gobar More info: All bands are in the punk pop genre infusing different influences to create their original own music.
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HEAP Local indie-soul/ funky rock group The HEAP hasn’t been around that long. But when you take into account the members’ history and their retro-cool style, that can be easy to forget. Starting with the band, various members of the HEAP have, to say the least, been around the block a few times. Lead singer and lead bassist (the band has two bassists ... it’s pretty friggin’ soulful and funky) Bryan J. Howard made his name in the late '90s with local rock act Slackdaddy, went on to form the Sun Tangled Angel Revival with Kevn Kinney (of Drivin’ N’ Cryin’) and later toured with the Violent Femmes. The rest of the band hasn’t done so bad either, considering the “former/ other bands” list covers many of Athens most beloved acts of the past decade or so, including Don Chambers + GOAT, Bain Mattox and Hey, Revolution! The music itself feels incredibly familiar, mixing Motown and '70s rock 'n' roll to create a sound that, even in the musically overflowing Athens, is pretty original. The aforementioned dual bass action is made feasible via Howard’s choice of tone: a crunchy, guitar-like sound, which compliments his smoky baritone growl. Behind Howard’s physically and audibly powerful presence is The HEAP’s full horn section, which not only adds layers to the music but also
Klezmer Local 42 Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com More info: Klezmer Local 42 is a local seven piece band specializing in Jewish and Gypsy music with Dan Horowitz of Five Eight.
The HEAP is built from a line-up of long-standing musicians with years of experience. Together they produce a soulful, layered sound. Courtesy The HEAP that oh-so-funky and Motown vibe. With all the stress on new wave, post-rock, progressive experimentalism and whatever, it can be easy to forget about bands that aren’t laden with synthesizers and loop pedals and all these new fangled whatchamajigs. But when you want to boogie, when you want to get back to something that feels a little familiar and innovative, you’ve got The HEAP.
Buttermilk Revival Where: La Fiesta #2 When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5495933 More info: Tribute band for traditional bluegrass by artists like Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers.
When: Saturday at 8 p.m. Where: The 40 Watt Price: $10
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Déjà vu Where: The Melting Point When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $9 (adv.), $12 (door) Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com More info: John Keane, Nathan Sheppard and others perform tributes to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
6C thursDAY, august 25, 2011 Freddy Todd, Isness, Minnesota Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $8 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com More info: Experimental indie rock group, Freddy Todd, electro Atlanta three-piece band, Isness, and “bass-heavy, dubstep/glitch-hop with a melodic and lyrical edge”, Minnesota sway away from mainstream with the blended originals. Sam Robinson Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 5:30 p.m. Price: $10 glass Contact: www.terrapinbeer.co More info: “Guitarcentric southern rock, funky blues” with some hints of jazz The Big Don Band Where: The Office Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5460840 More info: Band covers southern blues and originals. DJs & Dancing Z-Dog, Feral Youth, Immuzikation, Twin Powers Where: Max When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 2543392 More info: The DJ’s spin classics, Top 40, punk, Britpop, dubstep and electro. SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 Events Ladies Zumba Night Where: Whole: Mind. Body. Art. When: 7 – 10 p.m. Price: $20 (adv.), $25 Contact: (706) 4100238
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www.wholemindbodyart. com More info: A night of Zumba, catered dinner, treats and door prizes. Live Music Kate Morrissey, Marty Winkler “Mystery Triennial Benefit Concert” Where: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA) When: 7:30 p.m. Price: $10 (suggested donation) Contact: www.athica.org More info: Kate Morrissey and Marty Winkler perform in the benefit concert for ATHICA, art work will be displayed anonymously. Monahan, These New Empires Where: Highwire Lounge When: 8 – 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.highwirelounge.com More info: Ryan Monahan backed by Josh McMichael on bass and Lemuel Hayes on drums make up Monahan. The New Empires show up with jazzy chords, harmonies, grooving melodies and strings, together with pop, rock and roll to create a one of a kind show. MONDAY, AUGUST 29 Events Last Monday Book Group Where: ACC Library When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 6133650 More info: Newcomers welcome, this month’s title – Lord Jim. Historic Preservation: Inherently Green Where: The Melting Point When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.achfon-
line.org More info: Mark C. McDonald, president of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, will explore environmental benefits of historical preservation and how they relate to land use, urban and green planning.
sings of small town loves, hopes and other aspirations and situations of life. Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? is a gypsy punk band hailing from New Orleans, and Zumm Zumm is a local DIY punk outfit featuring Theo Hilton.
Team Trivia Where: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 8501916 More info: Win house cash and prizes.
Open Mic Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: Free, $3 to play Contact: (706) 3533056 More info: Hosted by local soulful singer Kyshona Armstrong.
Adult Trivia Where: Jack’s Bar When: 9 – 11 p.m. Contact: (706) 5488510 “The Party Bomb” Auditions Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 6 – 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: email@example.com More info: New original comedy produced for the Town & Gown theatre’s Second Stage. Dates for show are set for October 24 – 26. President Speaks at Monroe Rotary Club Where: Monroe Golf and Country Club, Monroe, Ga When: 12:30 p.m. Blood Drive Where: Catholic Center When: 2:30 – 7:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5460681 Live Music Madeline, Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?, Zumm Zumm Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 suggested donation Contact: (706) 5465609 More info: Madeline Adams, local songwriter,
TuesDAY, AUGUST 30 Events Brown Bag Lunch Where: ACC Library When: 12:15 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 6133650 More info: Fred Elsberry from the Better Business Bureau speaks on “Becoming a Better Consumer”, feel free to bring a lunch to this 45-minute program. Locos Trivia Where: Locos Grill & Pub When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.locosgrill. com “The Party Bomb” Auditions Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 6 – 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Blood Drive Where: Sigma Chi Fraternity When: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5460681 President Speaks at Stone Mountain Rotary Club Where: Smoke Rise Golf and Country Club, Stone Mountain, Ga When: 12 p.m. Blood Drive Where: Rankin M. Smith, Sr. Student-Athlete Academic Center When: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5460681 Colloquium “Pathos in the Era of Meta-National Corporatism” Where: Terrell Hall When: 12:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: Kelly Happe (706) 542-3263 More info: Celeste Condit, communication studies. Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture: Kristen Morgin, Dodd Chair Where: Lamar Dodd School of Art When: 5:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: artinfo@uga. edu, (706) 542-1511 More info: “This independent artist is the Dodd Professor for the 2011-12 school year.” Discussion: “Let’s Talk About It! LGBTQ… LMNOP” Where: Miller Learning Center, Room 214 When: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: LGBT Resource Center (706) 542-4077 More info: The series will explain the various letters the acronym for the LGBTQ community and Live Music Cold Ones, Kater Mass, Punk DJ Night, Reverse the Curse Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.myspace. com/littlekingsshuffleclub More info: The common theme with these bands
Carla LeFever brings back the sound of ’70s-soaked rock 'n' roll with her throwback, charging performances. Courtesy Carla LeFever
Carla LeFever The funk’s about to hit the fan. Carla LeFever — a performer who’s comWhen: Friday at 9 p.m. ing clawing up from the Where: Alibi ’70s, keeping all of that Price: Free decade’s best, least Bee Gees-like inflections — is performing again in the Classic City where she has lately become a staple, ever-backed by her horn-toting Rays. She’s a throwback, one never-ending cultural allusion from the tops of her vocal cords to the very tips of her ripped leather pants, but that doesn’t mean LeFever is cheap or limited in how she sings: indeed, she gives a messy, soulful fervor to hooks and moods that have been recycled into lite-FM inanity. The rhythmic guitar crunch “Blood” or the smooth synthetic swirl of “Pegasus” may be oldhat, but they play without a touch of shame and only a little gimmickry. True, the group mixes originals with well-honored and -worn classics. But at least the balance is reasonably maintained. And that’s because the band knows what it’s doing: there’s real talent behind the posturing. Nostalgia is one thing; solid musicianship and energy is quite another. LeFever crosses both — not reviving a faded style, exactly, but almost rescuing it by believing, wholeheartedly, in its exuberance. — Adam Carlson
is the punk genre. North Georgia Bluegrass Band “Terrapin Bluegrass Series” Where: The Melting Point When: 7 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.meltingpoint.com More info: Band blends contemporary and acoustic music into an eclectic sound. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 Events Canine Cocktail Hour Where: Hotel Indigo When: 5 – 7 p.m. Contact: www.indigoathens.com More info: Cocktail Hour is for non-aggressive, vaccinated, and well behaved dogs and their owners, drink and food specials available. Live Music Gift Horse, Hardy Morris and Walker Howle, The Interns, Ruby Kendrick, Z-Dog Where: 40 Watt Club When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.40watt. com More info: Enjoy a mix of musical genre’s including rock, punk, and altcountry. Dial Indicators “Jazz Night” Where: Farm 255 When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255. com More info: Jazz duo features Jeremy Roberts on guitar (normally), bassist James Goodhand (sit in), and George Davidson on tenor sax. ALAK, Pregnant Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255. com More info: A night featuring a California based band, and a band that uses layering of vocals Rachel O’Neal Where: George’s Lowcountry Table When: 6 – 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5483359 More info: Local musi-
cian who plays eclectic and original music, while featuring a soulful and jazzy sound. Zoso Where: Georgia Theatre When: 8 p.m. Price: $10 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com More info: Performance of Led Zeppelin covers with high accuracy Tre Powell Where: La Fiesta #2 When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5495933 More info: Soulful and acoustic R&B, performed by a local songwriter The Vibratones Where: Locos Grill & Pub (Timothy Road) When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.locosgrill. com More info: A take on swing and jump-style blues by locals. Jazz Night Where: Porterhouse Grill When: 7 – 10 p.m. Contact: (706) 3690990 More info: Featured: Steve Key and Friends with Bill Baker, Jeremy Roberts and Nic Wiles. Vinyl Wednesday Where: Blue Sky When: 5 – 10 p.m. Contact: www. blueskyathens.com More info: Be a DJ for the night Karaoke Where: Alibi When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5491010 More info: Join the Singing Cowboy. Open Mic Night Where: Boar’s Head Lounge When: 9 p.m. Contact: (706) 3693040 More info: Singers and songwriters are welcome Karaoke Where: The Office Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 5490840 More info: With Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke as host every Wednesday.
THURSDAY, august 25, 2011
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Anyone can now pay to learn to play Hodgson faculty offering fee-based private lessons By Chris Miller The Red & Black This shouldn’t have happened. Hugh Hodgson School of Music was slowing down, not speeding up. “With the budget situation that we’re in, I don’t think anybody is adding faculty or growing programs right now, especially establishing new programs,” said Steve Dancz, director of the jazz studies program in the School of Music. “We’re all kind of a little bit in hunker down mode.” Enter the Community Music School, an organization that offers fee-based private lessons from University musicians to the Athens community. Together with Dancz, CMS Director Kristin Jutras found a way to keep expanding options for students. Starting this fall, there will be private lessons in jazz and rock studies on guitar, bass, saxophone and woodwind doubling, available to students at a rate of $28/class for 13 classes. And that doesn’t just include instruction – it also includes an hour of course credit. “That’s never happened before,” Dancz said. “I’ve been here a long time and we’ve been talking about different ways to get these [jazz/rock] courses added, and it’s finally available.” Though the University does offer several jazz ensemble and improvisation technique classes, this is the first time that private lessons in jazz and rock will be offered for credit through the School of Music. And, Dancz said, it’s a good time to make these classes available for students. “If you look at the job market right now for musicians, there’s a lot of opportunity for players that are well rounded,” Dancz said. “And by that I mean players that can read, play orchestral kind of stuff, but then can also turn around and improvise.” The business of music, like any other business, is one where a diversified portfolio is a good thing to have," Dancz said. “To be successful in today’s market, you gotta have a bunch of tools in your tool belt ... at least most of us do,” he said. “You wanna be able to play gigs, maybe you wanna be able to teach, maybe you wanna be a songwriter or produce or score films or whatever, and between all of these things, you create a career.” Dave D’Angelo, who will be teaching jazz sax and woodwind doubling lessons this fall, has essentially done just that. With a broad mix of performing in big bands, playing music for touring Broadway musicals, writing musical textbooks and teaching, D’Angelo has made a living out of music for nearly 30 years. “It’s our job to also teach [students] about what it’s like bein’ in the trenches,” he said. “With all due respect to other teachers that are there at other universities, if you spent your entire career in the world of academia, you don’t have a first hand, hands-on knowledge of that.” These jazz and rock classes are a big step, D’Angelo said, not only because they will expand the repertoire of student musicians, but also because they will expand students’ general knowledge of music in areas that aren’t emphasized in classical training, the traditional focus of the School of Music’s curriculum. “It’s kind of an eye opening thing for the kids,”
Dan Nettles, a visiting artist to the Jazz Studies classes at the University, is a part of the Hugh Hodgson School of Music's effort of provide a new option for private music lessons in jazz and rock studies. ANDREA BRISCOE/Staff D’Angelo said. “They’re playing a Mozart clarinet concerto and they ought to know where they’re at, what key are they in, what chord are they playing on, and it’s surprising to find out that most of them have no idea.” Although these classically trained musicians may be extremely proficient masters of their instrument, jazz and rock studies has more of a focus on harmony, which helps musicians understand a whole piece, rather than just their own part. “If [a classical student] had no interest in pursuing jazz that’s fine, but this might help them further understand whether they’re playing a Beethoven piano sonata or a Bach,” D’Angelo said. The other instructors of these lessons offer a similarly mixed background, including Dan Nettles, local Berkeley-trained jazz-rock fusion guitarist, and Chris Enghauser, acoustic and electric bassist whose background includes teaching at the high school level and performing with orchestras and Chuck Leavell. Even for student musicians who don’t have explicit plans to be professional, training with experienced, diversely trained musicians like these is a real opportunity. “I just want to be as good as I need to be for anything that I wanna do in the future,” said Tyler
Barfield, who took a classical guitar class with CMS last Spring and is registered for the jazz/rock studies class this fall. “I’d rather be prepared than unprepared.” Whether or not the knowledge that Barfield or any of the other jazz/rock studies students obtain from the courses this fall will help them make money after graduation won’t be clear for a few years yet. “Learning music is just a good way to spend your time in general, I feel like,” Barfield said. “And you might as well get some school credit on top of it.”
“With all due respect to other teachers ... [they] don't have a first-hand, hands-on knowledge.” Dave D'Angelo, instructor
Ciné transforms from ‘giant box’ to art house By ADAM CARLSON The Red & Black Athens is filthy with films. It’s 2005, and blockbusters clog local movie screens. There are no art houses; there is no diversity. But Brigitta Hangartner doesn’t see nothing. Hangartner sees potential. “I wanted to do a meaningful urban renewal project,” she said in an email. “And as soon as I found out that Athens did not have an art house theater, I figured my task would be to create such a thing by doing adaptive reuse of a historic building downtown.” So she began her search, looking here and there until she found herself before a giant box. It was perfect. “The old Snow Tire building proved to be the ideal structure,” Hangartner said. “A big, mostly window less brick box for screening rooms in the back.” But this was before a designer or architect had been consulted. This was before plans had been written down or thought up. This was still two years before Ciné would open, before a new and lonely art house in a Classic City full of dollar and mainstream theaters would appear. But Hangartner believed — and she was not alone. “At that point, like many people in Athens, I often drove to Atlanta to see good movies,” said Richard Neupert, a professor of film studies at the University. “So having a new cinema here was amazing. With a cluster of other people, I became an ‘advisor’ meeting occasionally to discuss movies and events that might work well for Ciné.” Over the last few years, the theater’s calendar has grown eclectic in its offerings, including poetry readings, musical performances and local discussion groups. Under its roof, a great variety of people have come together. “I knew that Ciné would need to also be shaped by wishes/ideas of our audience and indeed it has become a collaborative work of art with the community,” Hangartner said. Those community members have been drawn across a spectrum, from residents and local citizens to University professors and student film enthusiasts. Some of in the latter group have, in the last year, come clubbing together. “The intention was to get students involved in the cinematic community in Athens which was obviously rising up because of Ciné,” said Sophie Kohn,
president of Ciné Club and third year mass communications major. Initially, the club primarily played host and spectator to visiting professors from across campus: Neupert has spoken about Spanish director Pedro Almodovar during a director spotlight; Antje Ascheid, a fellow film professor, gathered her students for a viewing of “Blue Valentine,” followed by a roundthe-couch chat. But that was then, and fall brings new growth. “We’ve been making a transition from primarily a movie-going and discussion club with movie trivia fun nights to really targeting some of the student members that wish to pursue careers in the film industry,” said Sam Parker, vice-president of the club and a senior majoring in film studies and mass media arts. The decision came in parallel – if not in tandem – with another. Ciné has for the last few years been in the process of becoming a non-profit organization, with a projected deadline of early 2012. With the changeover, Hangartner will be moving and management of Ciné will pass into the hands of the Athens Film Arts Institute. The theater’s switch will, its operators hope, streamline operations, though the programming and general direction should remain unchanged. There will still be poetry readings; there will be still be after-hours discussions. But it will become easier for Ciné to partner with departments and organizations at the University for special events. And while Ciné will still be funded by screenings, membership funds and donations will now become tax deductible. More important, new revenue streams become a possibility for cinephilic students. “With our new status, student activity funds could be used to subsidize students attending screenings as well,” Hangartner said. The club plans, with the upcoming semester, to continue to transition from passive group to active force in the community as the theater that houses it grows and evolves. It will bring more people together, involve more voices, and expand discussion. There was nothing five years ago. Now, there is almost too much. “We have such a variety of things that we offer,” Kohn said. “We talk about films, we talk about film theory and we talk about production. [Ciné Club] is for the cinephile in any major.”
Ciné has made a name for itself as the only art house in Athens. Its programming mixes independent cinema with poetry readings and trivia. Allison love/Staff
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