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Sun sets, spirits rise After 30 days of thirst and hunger, students find peace. PAGE 4A
actually pay attention to the Academic Honesty Policy signs posted in every academic room on campus? As hundreds of students are found copying answers and plagiarizing papers each year, when do these pieces of plastic start to mean something more?
Takin’ care of business Running back Wes Van Dyk will have more time to devote to his software business once football season is over. Read the story inside to find out more about how he plans to revolutionize sorority rush.
Why can’t we bee friends? Students in one professor’s honey bee workshop discover something sweet. PAGE 5A KRISTY DENSMORE/Staff
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Just for LARPs Student takes games such as Dungeons & Dragons from the board to the real world
Jay Stephens said he especially enjoys creating characters and stories to use in his live action role play.
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he heroes and villains in Jay Stephens' life aren’t found in his mind, but in the world around him — often clad in costumes and carrying foam weapons. Stephens, a junior political science major from Clarkesville, said he discovered live action role playing in high school after viewing YouTube videos and documentaries about the hobby. After gaining interest in LARPing, Stephens decided to create a group at his high school. “I saw it on YouTube and thought ‘this would be amazing’,” Stephens said. “The last three months of school, each month, I would just go and make 50 fliers and hand them out to kids. There wasn’t really a period meant for this theme, it was just anything prior to guns, essentially. The first time, when it was all bright and sunny and everything, no chance of rain, 24 people came up, including six Spartans, which was awesome. Six Spartans and a pirate.” LARPing, which is a form of roleplaying game where participants act-out their characters’ actions, can be played in a variety of formats, from heavily rulebased games to more freeform sparring matches. “Whenever we did it, it was rather freeform,” Stephens said. “You had a certain number of hit points for different parts of your body. When you take too many to your limbs, you go down. When you take too many to your torso or head, you’re dead. It was just based on how skillful you as a person were, rather than your character, your persona. Spellcasting was also, probably far too
LARP to your heart's content When: Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. Where: Outside Tate Café simple. Some systems leave it as complex as D&D for instance, whereas some systems, all you can cast is fireball. We leaned more towards the latter. It is kind of like sparring. Sparring — but with some many weird fighting styles and spells.” Stephens said one of the most interesting aspects of LARPing for him was character creation and the storytelling aspect that can be built into it. Though Stephens’ high school LARPing sessions often divided players into teams, characters would act on their own motives and goals throughout the session. “We would alternate leaders for each side and everyone’s trying to fulfill their goals as a character,” he said. “This person seeks revenge against this person, or this person’s just out for making money, or this person just loves to kill. Everyone has their own story to it.” Since coming to the University, Stephens said he has had to search harder and pull from groups such as the University Medieval and Renaissance Society, the University Gamers Association and Dungeons & Dragons groups to find interested players. “It doesn’t even take but a few people, depending on what you want to do when you LARP,” he said. “I would say if you have a small enough group, then you have to start using your imagination more, unless you want to constantly be sparring against one another.”
He said making the games more story based often made it more accessible for those who wished to try out LARPing. “The more you focus on physical combat, the less appealing in general it will be,” Stephens said. “But, that’s not to say that you won’t get them anyway. I think as soon as the geeks of the world figure out that you do enough push ups and sit ups that you’ll level up your constitution.” But Stephens builds role-playing into his life outside of outdoor LARPs. He said he has recently received permission from WUOG to start a D&D themed radio show called Parties & Parodies. The start date of the show is to be determined, but will consist of a weekly 30 minute radio representation of a game. “D&D is, of all the hobbies that I have, I would say it’s the one I’m most passionate about,” Stephens said. “I was actually a DM [Dungeon Master] before I was a player character. That’s the role that I feel most comfortable in. As much as I like making characters, I like surprising people, too. I like being a storyteller. It is the easiest and hardest job at the same time, depending on how much thought you put into it.” Stephens said he is always looking for other University students to join him on his LARPing excursions. He hosts weekly info sessions at Tate Café for those interested in learning more. “We show you how to play, we show you the specifics for playing for a radio show, how it’s different than a regular game. And after that we play around for a little bit and maybe have some Sprite or Mountain Dew. Just in general, have fun after that.”
Students learn 3-D with sharks Beck said. “It was interesting putting motions into the computer.” Mary Yang, a junior from Marietta majoring in Latin and art, is drawn to the story-telling aspect of Building sharks is in the curriculum for one class. computer animation, she said. Enter Mike Hussey’s Computer Animation for “I like using it as a way to teach and entertain Dramatic Media, a series of three courses teaching stupeople,” Yang said. dents about animation with a mouse. Chris Hall, a senior from Athens, said he likes to “We don’t really advertise that we’re here,” said make drawings move in a 3D world. Hussey, an associate professor in the the Department “It’s a lot of work, but in the end, it’s worth every of Theatre & Film Studies. “People kind of stumble bit to watch and show people,” said Hall, who is in the upon it.” interdisciplinary study of animation. “I’ve always Hussey, who founded the University’s 3D had a knack for wanting to create.” computer animation program, is teaching three Hussey tries to make sure students have at computer animation classes this semester, least one piece of material for their computer including the advanced course. In this class, animation portfolios once they complete the undergraduate and graduate students first class, he said. A class Hussey led a few years develop a swimming shark. before developed animation for History Channel. “It’s easy to make things fly and swim “Mike’s an amazing teacher,” Beck said. “If I because you don’t have to touch the ground,” ever need extra help, he’s always happy to stay Hussey said. “When things touch the ground, after class.” things get trickier in computer animation.” Mike MacDonald, a senior from Atlanta The shark that students create advances HUSSEY majoring in film studies and mass media arts, into a lizard with four legs and finally, a bipedal took his first computer animation class for fun human. Hussey called this progression of aniand “got hooked,” he said. mals the “evolution” of computer animation. “He’s probably my favorite professor on campus,” “It’s worked for us,” he said of his class. MacDonald said. “He’s hilarious, understanding. He On a Friday in class, Hussey demonstrated how to really cares about his students, and students really design a shark on an overhead projector to about 10 respect him for that.” students. Hall talked about the wealth of knowledge Hussey With a few clicks, he made the silver shark move has on computer animation. its fin and head, telling his class anything in computer “He pretty much teaches us everything you need animation must move “organically.” to know to get into the animation business,” he said. A shark isn’t menacing when its head doesn’t Hussey seems just as thrilled with his students as move, Hussey explained. they are with him, saying he wants to impart knowlPaul Beck, a senior from Columbus in the interdisedge on math, science and art as well as teaching stuciplinary study of animation, one designed the anidents how to properly model for animation. mated walk cycle of a bug. “I think I’m probably the luckiest professor on the “The final product is really what it’s all about,” planet," Hussey said. "I get enthusiastic students — I
Matt Heardt, a film studies major from Hunstville who graduated in the spring, said he and Stephens have LARPed together in the past. “Usually when you’re fighting with someone, Jay’s pretty quick and fast. He was a track star in high school so he’s kinda quick on his feet,” Heardt said. “Normally, when I win, I get lucky, or I’m a wizard and I use magic against him." Stephens and Heardt met in high school and began LARPing together three years ago. Heardt said the games can sometimes get increasingly complex. “There was a lake we were at, I can’t remember the name of the lake,” he said. “We had a little bit of an adventure searching for Excalibur, the sword that King Arthur had. So we were searching for the Lady of the Lake, and we had a young lady play her, and use water and magic against us, just use our imagination.We made a special sword, with special tape to make it different from the others that we had. We had some riddles to solve, challenges that we had made up for ourselves to make it more entertaining.” Regardless of the format the roleplaying takes, Stephens said games like LARPing and D&D have made space for storytelling and stress relief in his life. “You may make an adventure where you’re going around the lake here at UGA fighting monsters, or you may just like the experience of dressing up as a character and walking around with a giant sword,” Stephens said. “It tends to be faster stress relief. I would say that I appreciate that more than wearing actual armor and trying to swing around because then you’re frustrated by your own limitations.”
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Intense fasting creates community Despite dealing with some of the longest and hottest fasting periods ever, students found strength in each other’s commitment By SARAH GIARRATANA The Red & Black With temperatures topping 102 degrees and humidity reminiscent of a sauna, the month of August had most students reaching for their colorful Camelbak water bottles. But not Mohammed Waqar. Waqar, a senior international affairs and microbiology major from Kennesaw and vice president of the Muslim Student Association, spent the entire month of August without taking a sip of water during the day. As part of Ramadan — an Islamic time of fasting which encompassed the entire month of August this year — Waqar and many members of the University’s growing Muslim community refrained from eating, drinking, smoking or sex from dawn to dusk. “In Islam, there’s five pillars — fasting is one of them,” Waqar said. “We fast to show our devotion to God, you know, that we’re willing to do this.” With days stretching up to 13 hours however, Ramadan posed a greater challenge for many students this year than ever before. “Every year Ramadan comes 11 days earlier, so last year we didn’t start fasting until the middle of August. So when we were little, we used to fast in December, so you would break your fast at like 5, because that’s when the sun went down,” said Aisha Yaqoob, a sophomore pre-public relations major from Suwanee and public relations chair for the MSA. “So I guess this is the hardest one so far because we’re having to fast until like 8 or 9 at night, but next year it will be even later and later.” For some Muslim students, the lack of water posed the greatest challenge. “The hunger isn’t that bad for me, it’s the thirst that gets me. You can be hungry, but when you’re thirsty it’s hard to talk, hard to think,” said Umar Taskeen, a junior chemistry major from Macon. “You feel a
Ramadan comes 11 days earlier every year — and this year the holiday season arrived during the hottest, most sweltering weather Athenian Muslims have experienced in decades. ALAN LIOW/Staff lot of emotions, but you have to remember that the main point of Ramadan is to remember God and to think about God.” Taskeen said he used to work in a dining hall while fasting, but it was OK — because for him, Ramadan carried personal meanings beyond fasting. “Ramadan isn’t just about the fast, it’s about your actions,” Waqar said. “If you aren’t acting in accordance with Islam, but you’re fasting, then you are basically just starving yourself. I’ve tried to cut all music out of my life and tried to just listen to music that has religious overtones.” For students like Aseala Abousaud, sophomore chemistry major from Marietta, the month of fast also means bringing the community together.
“I was just telling one of my friends earlier, our apartment is so quiet during the day because everyone is so tired,” she said. “As soon as it’s time to eat, everybody is happy and talking.” Ramadan also focuses on creating a global community, offering participants the chance to connect with the poor. “It’s really cool when you’re about to break your fast, right before it, everyone is really happy. It’s just remembering that feeling of how happy you are and thinking back to people who don’t have food and how happy they would be if they had that chance to eat what you’re about to eat,” Yaqoob said. “So a lot of it is about remembering people who don’t have as much as you and feeling what they
would be feeling for their entire lives.” Muslims make up one-fifth of the world’s population, and many of them live in the poorest countries in the world — such as Afghanistan and Somalia — according to the CIA World Factbook. From first- to third-world countries, Ramadan acts as a connection, equalizer and challenge shared by those of the Muslim faith. “Everyone’s struggling with it to an extent, but no one’s giving up,” Waqar said. “It makes it more of a test and everyone wants to fight and pass the test even more so.” Now that Ramadan has ended — accompanied by the starting of a new month in the Islamic lunar calendar — stu-
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Program a-buzz with beekeeping Those in honey bee program say they respect the insects The University honey bee program has been awarded a $4.1 million grant to research threats to honey bees, such as the Varroa mite. KRISTY DENSMORE/Staff
A few miles south of campus, several thousand winged University members make their home. They’re the bees at the honey bee lab, a site that houses the University’s honey bee program. The program has been at the University since the 1960s and focuses on bee research, outreach and education. Keith Delaplane, an entomology professor and director of the honey bee program, has been working at the lab since 1990. He said he thinks many people at the University would be surprised to find out how much work the lab does — or that even it exists at all. “Most people go through UGA sitting in a classroom, and that’s the end of their college experience,” Delaplane said. “Frankly, the classroom component is a pretty small slice of it. There’s huge activity going on behind the scenes that’s outreach- and research-oriented.” Jennifer Berry, the lab manager, said outreach is something the bee program takes seriously. Bees are often something people are afraid of — not something they want to learn more about. The people at the bee lab want to change that. “We do a lot of extension work. Not only to we educate other beekeepers but we also educate the public on the importance of pollinators,” she said. “That’s our main reason for being there — it’s education.” Bee research is a major component of the lab’s work. Bees are threatened by several environmental factors, and since they play a major role in food production as pollinators, the threats must be understood by students as well as by researchers. Delaplane does his part to help. He manages a $4.1 million
Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agriculture Project — a USDA grant that funds research from 17 institutions on modeling threats to honey bees. The University’s role in the CAP grant research involves finding ways to control a particularly damaging bee parasite — the Varroa mite — without chemicals. But Delaplane said the grant is important because it looks at several factors that affect bee health. “It’s viruses, it’s the Varroa mite, it’s pesticides that are out there in the habitat,” he said. “Pesticides weaken the immune system, and the Varroa mite weakens the immune system and here comes a virus — dead bees.” Research is done in part by graduate students who are majoring in entomology and specializing in honey bees. Right now, the program has one bee graduate student out of about 40 entomology graduate students. Delaplane said it’s a path of study that’s less specific than people might think. “We do pathology, parasitology, pollination ecology,” Delaplane said. “With a Ph.D. in entomology, you’re ready to teach biology anywhere, because insects are a good model for any kind of biological principle.” But studying and researching bees isn’t just for University students. The honey bee program also co-hosts the Beekeeping Institute at Young Harris College every May, which is open to the public. It’s a three-day course that offers beekeeper certifications on four levels, depending on participants’ prior experience and knowledge. Delaplane said the event helps spread the word about the program’s work and educates the public. “The Young Harris program is the basket where I put my eggs for outreach,” he said. Georgia Cobb, a recent University graduate from
Pensacola, Fla., with a bachelors degree in ecology and entomology, works at the bee lab as a lab technician. She said humans can learn a lot from bees just by watching them. “They work harder than anything I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” she said. “I very much respect them. They’re really smart and very important.” Delaplane said beekeeping is more accessible than many people think. Bees can be kept in a backyard, a roof or a porch, and can make fresh honey year round, as long as they’re fed during the late summer and winter months when flowers don’t bloom. And they don’t sting nearly as much as people think — Delaplane said it’s not unusual to work with them all day and not get stung. “If people knew, everyone would be a beekeeper,” Delaplane said. “I think we all have an instinctive fascination with social insects — there’s something about them that grips us, and you’re just immersed in that all day.”
The Academic Honesty Policy signs are installed in University classrooms, proclaiming their message of “A Culture of Honesty.” Despite their apparent omnipresence, the signs often go unnoticed by students and faculty — and cheaters. Last year, 352 students were caught. The Honesty signs were first proposed in 2006 and then installed in academic rooms across campus in 2007. It costs around $13,000 to create and mount the signs in every classroom. Debbie Bell, Coordinator of Academic Honesty, said the University won’ eneed more signs ordered since the Academic Honesty Council has a surplus. The funds to make the signs came specifically from President Adams’ Venture Fund and donations from the Parents and F a m i l i e s Association. Debbie Bell, Coordinator of Academic Honesty at the University, said she is not sure if the signs’ presence actually affects students’ academic behavior. Each student must agree to the Student Honor Code in the Academic Honesty Policy when they enroll at the University, stating they will neither cheat nor tolerate cheating from peers. Even so, hun-
either have a change of heart or realize they were doing something wrong,” Helleloid said. “Nevertheless, I think the signs are helpful in that students cannot as easily appeal to ignorance if they are caught.” Katie Burns, a The Culture of freshman pre-busiHonesty signs were ness major from installed in 2007. Social Circle, said she takes notice of ALlison love/Staff the signs but think dreds of cases of doesn’t academic dishon- they’re effective. “If a student’s esty are reported set on cheating, every year. Eric Helleloid, then they’re probaformer philosophy bly going to cheat of of ethics instructor, regardless said cheaters are whether they see a already aware that sign or not,” she what they are said. “But it’s probdoing is against ably good that they have them up University policy. so “I doubt many everywhere always students will see they’re you the signs and reminding
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that they are on the lookout for cheating.” Win Blair of the Academic Honesty Council, said he is not sure if students notice the signs in class. “I’d like to think they’re effective, and I think we definitely need them,” Blair said. “For faculty members, it’s very important to also be coming from a school that stands for integrity and honesty,” he said. “At the same time, we want them to remember that they do not need to turn a blind eye to student misconduct.” John Deming, a sophomore prebusiness major from Marietta, said he has definitely
noticed the signs in the classrooms. “They probably don’t remind professors as much because I think they’re just more focused on lecturing and bringing material to the class more than all the cheating and stuff,” he said. Helleloid said he personally never noticed the signs, but their presence in the classrooms is important. “The signs make a public statement about academic honesty that is necessary given the prevalence of cheating,” Helleloid said. “I think the institution’s principles should have a public place and not just a spot in the handbook.”
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The Cartoon Culprit has returned, and we're ready for him/ her/ them to quit During the spring, there were two graffiti artists who spent their time vandalizing our campus. One was Dylan Cantrell who was arrested and charged in April with 16 counts, including four felonies, for "The Lord of the Rings"-inspired graffiti. His "frodo lives" tag lingers on the back of our building up on Baxter Street. However, he was caught and brought to justice. The other despoiler was not caught. The Cartoon Culprit's specialty was stenciling Cartoon Network characters from the 1990s all around the campus — from parking decks to dumpsters. But, it appeared for awhile that the Culprit had stopped. But he's back. On Monday, J-school students were met with a new Pinky and the Brain cartoon splattered across a perfectly fine wall. The University is now going to have to repaint this area. Spending money on trivial matters such as putting a fresh coat of paint over the Culprit's latest act of building abuse is a shame. Our student fees are being allocated to clean up after this toddler who got fingerpaint for Christmas. Ho! Ho! Ho? No. No. No. If the Culprit wished to protest student fees, he could have gone about petitioning in a legal manner. We have free speech zones on campus. We have administrators with whom we can express our concerns with campus policy. We have an opinions section in The Red & Black. There are appropriate options. Graffiti is not one of them. If anyone has information that could lead to the identification of the Cartoon Culprit, please come forward. We're tired of reporting his/ her/ their debauchery. — Charles Hicks is a junior from Pembroke majoring in journalism and anthropology
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his year, I had two birthdays. Although I was born on May 26, I decided last week to take a stab at one of the most annoying of social networking phenomena — the Facebook birthday. We all know how it goes. Once a year, on the glorious day of your nativity, Facebook treats you to your 15 minutes of fame by putting your name on top of everyone’s news feed. People then flock to your profile where they obnoxiously post things like “HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” or “Dude, have an awesome day! Make sure it is a night you won’t remember man! Like, seriously, just get totally slammed bro!” These Facebook “friends” that send you their Internet well wishes can range from your best friend who will no doubt be celebrating with you later, to your mother who tried to friend you a dozen times before you finally relented, to the girl who you barely even remember from a bar three years ago. And before you get ready for bed, you sign on one last time to see who did (and didn’t) write on your wall, count the number of posts and make sure your nemesis didn’t receive more greetings during her birthday last week. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not trashing people who say, “Happy Birthday.” Anytime one of my real friends’ names pop up, I feel it necessary to give them their dues. But the people I don’t get are the ones who insist on wishing happy birthday to every person they have ever met in their lives. Seriously, why would a girl from high school who I never talked to waste her time five years later telling me how awesome she hopes my day will be? I labeled this group of users the
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BFFs — Birthday Facebook Fanatics and subsequently conducted a social experiment to see just how prevalent they are. I changed my birthday on Facebook to Friday last week. I did this to find out how many of the same people who wished me well three months ago would do it again. Yes, I know. I’m a douche. And when a group of girls brought me cookies that morning, I felt bad about my lie.
I’m just saying, before you decide to write “Happi Burphday!” on someone’s wall, think to yourself — “Do I even know this person enough to pretend like I care?”
But for the sake of science, I just went with it. I have about 800 friends on Facebook. On my real birthday, 88 people wrote on my wall. Last Friday, 91 did the same. Of that group, 14 of them rightfully called me out for double dipping in the birthday pool. But that number doesn’t come anywhere close to the 29 people who wished me happy birthday for the second time this year. That’s an astounding 33 percent of the original group. Two of those people even came to my birthday party a mere three months ago. I mean, does Alzheimer’s really kick in this early? Though the group of recidivists ranges from my actual friends to others who are old classmates or acquaintances, they all have one thing in common. They are BFFs, and my experiment shows they are out in force. I’m not discouraging the nice expression of wishing others the best on Facebook. I’m just saying before you decide to write “Happi Burphday!” on someone’s wall, think to yourself — “Do I even know this person enough to pretend like I care?” Don’t be a BFF and send it to everyone by default. As for me, I apologize to anyone who was deceived during the making of this study. I have hidden my date of birth on Facebook to atone for the second birthday I wrongfully celebrated this year. Now people will have to remember it the old fashioned way or not remember it at all. Either way, the BFFs won’t be able to haunt me any longer. — Jeremy Dailey is a first-year law student from Conyers with a degree in political science
Opinion Meter: The ups and the downs in the week that was
Saturdays in athens: Summer may be sticking around for a few more weeks, but if you're going to sweat in the sun, you might as well do it in Sanford. That's right, football is back — and after last season's mediocre performance, the Dawgs are primed and ready to over-perform. Forget suffering near-heat stroke at endless noon games last season: this weekend's match-up with Boise State promises cooler weather and more excitement. It's the best of everything.
cheating is so 1997: Really? Students
really still cheat? The University spent $13,000 to put the Code of Honesty in every classroom on campus, and we signed it before being allowed to set foot in a University classroom. Ladies, if you see a boy cheating on a test, what is that telling you about what he would do in a relationship? Do your work, and get your grade — not your friend's grade.
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monogamy isn't only option for happiness
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Diet Coke is like battery acid. I love it. Personally i think Mallory Davis should step down from her position in the Student Government Association. I mean they tried to throw the book at Inman Porter, so if one of them is expected to resign, they should both be expected to resign. I wanted to know how can I sell an organ and how much money can I get from it.
Dear Mean Lady Who Drives an EastWest, I do not fear you. Yelling at me and other students to "get BACK IN THE BACK SEATS or we WON'T have room" in that pleasant tone only makes me want to stand that much closer to you at that yellow line. Sincerely, Not Moving. Freelancing is like marshmallow fluff: it’s satisfying, but what you really want is chocolate cake. New Ohouse coffee kiosk: input customer name? Don't mind if I do. P-R-IN-C-E-S-S C-O-N-S-U-E-L-A B-A-N-AN-A H-A-M-M-O-C-K Call me by name when it's ready! Really Athens cops? You really slapped a parking ticket on my car at 8:42 p.m.? How about a warning next time?
pproximately three minutes before my class began, I decided that I wanted to educate myself as to what was going on in the world. Lucky for me, I had picked up a free copy of The New York Times on my way into the dining hall that morning in an attempt to show everyone how worldly I am. As my professor shuffled through her papers, I sorted through my overstuffed backpack in search of what had once been a clean, crisply folded newspaper. What I pulled out was a crumpled mass of assorted gobbledygook. If the crinkling and crackling of my newspaper excavation didn’t draw the attention of all 30 people in the classroom, then the sight of me wrestling with the pages of an untamable printed beast certainly did. Before I could find an interesting headline, much less read an entire 4,000-word article, the professor had begun her lecture. Needless to say, she was not happy to be interrupted by yet another chorus of crinkling and crackling as I struggled to put my paper away. Trying to stay in tune with the world should not be this hard, and thanks to the modern conveniences of our present day and age, it does not have to be. With a simple click of a mouse or a touch of a button, anyone can instantly access an infinite source of information. Within my very pocket lies a device no bigger than a flipbook with more brainpower than an encyclopedia. Cumbersome newspapers, meet my friend Data Plan. Online media sources have quickly risen to prominence in our computerbased culture. News is no longer limited to the pro paper-wranglers like myself, but is easily accessible to anyone with a slight sense of interest and an internet connection. From the Wolf Blitzers to the casually bored class-goers to the nearly illiterate, we can all be wellinformed citizens. Not only is online media easy to access, it is also easy to read. Gone are the days when even the most dedicated of newsies were forced to devote two hours and an entire pot of coffee to absorbing the morning news. The frustration of endlessly flipping through ink-stained pages to dig for the basics of a story is a thing of the past. Thanks to handy little things like bullet points, photo galleries and videos, even the most pressed for time can grasp the general idea of a story and fill in the details later. And when these people do return to a story to fill in the details, they don’t have to worry about rooting through a blob of tangled papers; it will be waiting for them on a computer screen, shiny and new as ever. Speaking of shiny and new, instantaneously updated online news sites can run circles around daily papers when it comes to reporting the latest stories. When something big happens, readers do not have to wait until the next morning to gather all the gory details. Online writers can have available information posted within minutes. As new updates arrive, readers can watch the story unfold in real-time and offer their own perspectives and experiences, which allows for more active participation in current events. Though printed newspapers will always hold a special place in our culture, such as lining dog beds and wrapping presents, it is time to leave the news to the modern age. No more crinkling and crackling. No more ink hands. No more chasing the sports section after it’s snatched up by an aggressive gust of wind. No more “Story continued on (the nonexistent) page A7.” No more. We’re beyond that. — Megan White is a freshman from John’s Creek majoring in international affairs
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Tess Johnson, if you have issues with commitment then there is nothing that any relationship style is going to be able to do to help that whether it be monogamy, polyamory, polyfidelity, polygamy, open relationships or living as a hermit. If what you were trying to communicate through your article ("Fighting terrors of monogamy," Aug. 26) was that the full and total commitment of you and one other person foreverand-ever-amen type monogamy is what you have an issue with, then there are alternative options — many options actually. You mention that our modern, Western, Abrahamic faithinfused society expects us to be monogamous, like it is the default answer. For many people I imagine it is. However, some of us are wired differently and can see that in many practical situations how people’s “commitment” to monogamy is simply lipservice. As long as the one night stands, the hook-ups, and extramarital action are kept secret, excused by drunkenness, and basically swept under the rug never to be spoken of again, then we’re all still being faithful to our monogamous commitments, right? Ladies and gentlemen there are better options that are open and honest. If you are just looking for your prince/princess charming and monogamy is what you like, then that’s fabulous. Go for it. For those that are looking for something else, you would be surprised how many people right now are living happy, healthy, open nonmongamous lifestyles. If I’ve peaked your curiosity, there are resources out there. Some books for further reading: "The Polyamory Handbook", "The Ethical Slut" and "The Mythic of Monogamy." JENNIFER LEYTING Senior, Suwanee Family financial planning
men's studies can be found at university
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f the Gray Lady is to die, perhaps she should take me with her. Maybe that’s a little hyperbolic. I might not make like a captain and go down with the sinking ship of print media, but I’ll remain its champion as long as I can. I do see the allure of the boundless, up-to-speed and multimedia-friendly online universe. What’s more, I’m an online content fiend. I’m getting paid to blog, tweet and Facebook, and I don’t hate it. But at my core, I remain in a different niche and a member of a seemingly dying breed—one of woeful, aging print media enthusiasts. For beyond my online addiction, I see the charm of the printed page. It’s a feeling, both literal and figurative, that a website simply cannot match. I can’t feel a dotcom like I can the soft, light pages of a newspaper. I can’t see the ink residue on my fingertips when I scroll down the screen, and I sure can’t smell a hyperlink like I can a magazine or old book. So until Amazon releases a scratch-n-sniff Kindle, I sure as hell ain’t buying one. Besides the tangible enjoyments I reap from print media, though, I have also noticed a more lasting effect in the information I retain. When I hold a copy of The New York Times in my hand, I read each word of an article with careful, wholehearted attention. When I read an online story, I often abandon it before I’m done — a chat notification or email calls my name instead. And when I see the front page of a newspaper, the layout tells me what to read first. It creates a visual hierarchy of need-to-know information. Online, I — like many other readers — tailor my Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds to what I want to know. I opt for lighter fare, like comedy or entertainment news. It’s easy, fun and low maintenance. Some might argue such user-friendly freedom entrusts the reader with a greater sense of power. But to me, there’s something terribly frightening about a society that chooses its infor-
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mation on a want-to-know versus needto-know basis. Yes, we are a part of a generation that loves to share information. We can often rely on others in the online world to update us on situations specific to them. But social media should not completely replace news media as an information source. I fear that, for many in my generation and younger, they already have. Perhaps pop culture running the global discussion is the most daunting feature of the online realm. Jersey Shore and Kim Kardashian trend on Twitter. Moammar Gadhafi does not. Finally, as a writer, I find the sight of my words published on paper one of infinitely more gratifying proportions than the blogosphere can offer. And as a writer for The Red & Black, I’ve of course come to the sad terms that my writing will no longer be guaranteed a coveted spot in the weekly edition. I admire the innovative progress that The Red & Black has made as a newspaper, magazine and online product. I am grateful to be a part of it. Still, I’ll stay nostalgic for those times when I could pick up a daily copy and see — not to mention feel — the words I worked so hard to write before me. I’ll continue to pick up a copy of The New York Times on school days as long as the Collegiate Readership Program allows. I’ll stay aboard the print media ship as long as it stays afloat. In the end, though, perhaps I shouldn’t complain too much as long as there’s still space somewhere for me to share my thoughts. — Melissa Buckman is a senior from Alpharetta majoring in publication management and film studies
Thank you, Patrick, for the insightful opinion piece on bringing so-called “men’s studies” classes to the University ("Men's studies needed at University", Aug. 29). I’m impressed by the breadth of your research on the UGA bulletin. It appears that the University is in fact lacking equality in the curriculum. Although women’s studies teaches that sexism is experienced exclusively by women due to their lack of male privilege, I can see how you are being oppressed by the university’s lack of male-centered learning choices. I deeply appreciate you laying the groundwork for the proposed MNST courses; however, some courses sound familiar. MNST 2010, “The History of Men,” sounds like most history classes, with the exception of courses focusing on the underrepresented members of society. You may well benefit form a HIST course, as well as an ENGL course. I am still confused as to whether your opinion piece was satirical in nature or just flat out ignorant. BREE RILEY Senior, Woodstock Advertising and theater
men's studies good idea if done correct Unfortunately, Patrick Sanders’ article about the need for men’s studies at UGA supports his proposition more through its lack of substance than through its halfhearted call for such classes. For several reasons in the past few decades, men have not been encouraged to boldly embrace their masculinity as much as women have been encouraged (and rightfully so) to take ownership of their femininity. Shows and movies like Jackass and Van Wylder have created a generation of jackasses and underachievers whose only goal in life is to get drunk, chase some tail, and passively enjoy the next sports game that ESPN feeds them. Yes, we need men’s studies, but we should study the archetypical men of literature and folklore, the ethics of fatherhood, our responsibilities to women and society, and other core elements of masculinity before we endure, for God’s sake, another three hours of Mel Gibson in Man Movies 101. WES JACKSON Alumnus, Gainesville English and finance
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Band moves up from ‘crappy van’ Witches began with no audience, no plan — but ‘unreasonable’ energy By CHRIS MILLER The Red & Black There’s something to be said for glamorous beginnings. Whatever those somethings may be though, they probably wouldn’t be said by local band Witches. That’s right — no story book meeting, no call to fame. No first show at the 40 Watt. “We were just kind of messing around ... I was just trying it out, I’d never been in a real band before and I wanted to do something different,” said Cara Beth Satalino, Witches lead singer and guitarist. She and college peer Michael Clancy had moved to Athens for a fresh start and were looking for something
fresh to engage in. “We were just tryin’ to be like, unreasonably proactive,” Clancy said, who didn’t even really know how to play drums when they started the band roughly four years ago. That didn’t matter much, as they were too busy being unreasonably proactive — and as Witches would find out, being unreasonably proactive can help out in a lot of ways. The duo soon recruited a bassist, local Jared Gandy, and then the three-piece took the next obvious step and booked a show at the 40 Watt. ... Except not. “The only shows we played were like, poorly attended punk and hardcore shows and that’s it,” Clancy said. “I don’t even
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witches When: Sept. 2 at 10 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18+) think we thought we could do anything beyond that because we didn’t know what we were doing.” It’s hard to imagine now: Witches, with Satalino’s soaring melodies and poppy-if-melancholic grunge sound, playing hardcore punk basement parties. That was the band’s scene though, and it taught them a lot, even if it couldn’t last forever. “I’m realizing more and more that it’s worth it to try to do stuff with other people, rather than try to create an alternative scene and back yourself against a wall where it’s like, there’s 20 of us, and no one else who might like it is gonna be here,” Clancy said. That doesn’t mean the band gave up on house shows, but it just expanded its horizons. “I love playing anywhere, whether it’s in someones weird basement or wherever,” Satalino said. “But there’s something to be said for trying to make the best sound that you can.” So, being proactive about it, the group gave the whole “playing out” thing a shot. After making connections in the underground scene for several years, Witches eventually got offered a show at a club and went for it. Then kept going for it. In the past year or so it’s become prominent downtown, even earning a slot this year in that massive display of indie talent that is local music festival Popfest. But with its rise from the basement to the main stage, Witches has not yet forgotten its roots. In fact, the roots are still a pretty big thing, especially the part about being devoted to the music and not worrying too much about where the show is or who’s there. “When we play out of town we mostly play basements and punk places, cause that’s how a lot of towns work,”Satalino said. “Athens is strange in that way, in that there aren’t a lot of house shows and there’s not as much of a punk scene as there is where there’s nothing to do.” That’s just fine with Witches. In fact, the band just went on tour
No one cared when Witches began. But it kept performing and refining. Soon, its emotive pop sound caught on — and the band has booked a show at a venue it never came close to playing, there at the beginning: the 40 Watt. michael barone/Staff through Germany — as in Europe — as in international. It wasn’t playing major concert halls or anything; it was playing squats, little clubs wherever they could get booked. And the members
didn’t have the luxury of staying in hotels, but rather at houses with people met at the shows, eating their food, and getting rides to the next town with locals. But to hear the band talk, it was great. “Bands that try to
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make it big and their goal is to play the 40 Watt and open for these bands right off the bat, they don’t do international tours. They don’t even go on tour,” Clancy said. “They’re like, ‘If we’re not playing big clubs every night then we’re not on tour, this is bullshit, we’re playing the high school circuit.’ Which is what we do.” This whole approach, this whole unreasonable proactiveness, is almost DIY: figure out what you want to do, and Do It Yourself. “I think it has to do with people putting work into a thing and saying, ‘We’re comfortable with this level of dealing with driving around in a crappy van and staying in weird places where you’re not sure what’s gonna happen all the time,’” Clancy said. “I think just going into it saying that our goal is not to be a popular band but is just to do it, I think that helps a lot and you get a lot more out of it.” So the members of Witches have kept on. For four years they’ve worked day jobs to afford to keep playing the music that they love, and if they can keep it up, that would be perfect to them. “Maintaining a band that is a little stressful and a little like, you don’t know what’s gonna happen, you’re kind of succeeding by just still existing and trying new stuff,” Clancy said. “I dunno, it’s really important to me. There’s more cool shit that’s gonna happen.”
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Ministry ‘motivates without arrogance’ By MORGAN JOHNSON The Red & Black For Andy Cooke, saving a soul is just another day in the office. As campus minister at the Presbyterian Student Center since 2008, president of the Campus Ministry Association and a strong believer in the power of student leadership, Cooke influences students to keep the soul healthy through spirituality. “When you study the mind and body, the soul naturally comes through that,” he said. “But it frequently gets neglected. [Socrates] said, ‘The unexamined life is not worth living,’ and I think that if you’re just studying and going to Ramsey, you’re not fully examining your life.” To help students examine their lives while in college, PSC focuses directly on the needs of young adults through a ministry led by peers. “I tell people all the time we’re a student-led ministry — I just show up to preach, make sure the building is open and the air conditioner is working,” Cooke said. “Really every decision is made through them. That’s just the way it should be. I love working with students because they’re just so passionate.” Cooke has expanded student leadership in PSC, providing young adults with an outlet to share their faith with others. Seven student ministers are serving this school year, with positions ranging from a minister of retreats to a minster for mission. “When you get to college you’re an adult,” he said. “In high school we get used to having other people do stuff for us — it’s your time to be a leader. It’s great for them to have the opportunity to be leaders in the faith community, which you don’t get a lot of times in churches.” With a strong student-led ministry and involved campus minister, Cooke hopes to create a stimulating environment of worship for everyone at the center, regardless of background. “We create a community experience where people can come in and grow in faith,” he said. “I know everybody’s name [at PSC]. It’s not just Presbyterians — even some of our leaders grew up with different denominations. Two years ago we had a guy who was Baptist but he was also gay. This is one of the few ministries where that’s cool.” Clay Mersmann, student minister
for interfaith relations, supports Cooke’s ideals of accepting all people. “He motivates without arrogance, without dramatic condemnations, and without fear,” Mersmann said. “When certain marginalized groups (e.g. the LGBT community) are at best ignored and at worst maligned by some Christian communities, Andy offers unequivocal support, and embraces the implications of doing so publicly. Andy’s influence has truly enriched my experience at UGA and I’m very grateful to know him.” With the encouragement of his student ministers, Cooke focuses on the growth of spirituality in students through openness in ministry. “They can ask any question about faith — and one day be sent out,” he said. “We always talk about sending people out. If somebody’s here too long, there’s a problem.” As the president of the Campus Ministries Association, Cooke also attends orientation sessions each year to talk to incoming students and helps to ensure that PSC offers numerous resources to help students seek and explore the soul. It’s the journey that matters most to Cooke, not the destination. “If students aren’t Christian, I help them figure out where they should be,” he said. “I had someone tell me one time they weren’t religious, so I told him about the Atheist club on campus. I think apathy is the worst sin.”
Andy Cooke has helped lead the Presbyterian Student Center since 2008. In the years since he's encouraged strong and open student leadership. Sean Taylor/Staff
“We always talk about sending people out. If somebody’s here too long, there’s a problem.” Andy Cooke, campus minister
Virgins blast back from past Band performs behind ‘air of mystery’ By HILARY BUTSCHEK The Red & Black The Future Virgins live in the Stone Age. If you Google the Tennessee natives, you won’t get a single hit created by the band itself — and intentionally so. “We enjoy the air of mystery,” said drummer Cole Champion. The band has no Facebook, no Twitter, no Wikipedia, no website — but it isn't worried too much about publicizing commercially. “We think knowing people and relating to people face-to-face and through friends is better than forcing ourselves onto people,” said lead singer and guitarist Ashley Krey. The group was invited to play in Athens by Southern Vision owner and Witches member Michael Clancy as part of a larger show. “The event will be fun because it is a lot of bands who normally wouldn’t play the 40 Watt,” Clancy said. The mix of bands will mesh well stylistically, the event's organizers hope. Or, at least The Future Virgins punk vibe fits well with the other performers. “We have a lot of guitars, maybe too many guitars,” said guitarist Billy Johnson. That love of large noises stood out to Clancy. “They are doing punk rock and power pop and they are really good at it, really talented,” he said. Drawing on sounds including the Buzzcocks, The Dicks and The Morons, the band emphasizes noise.
The Future Virgins doesn’t release its music online and doesn’t have a website with any social media to publicize its ‘pretty loud’ punk. Courtesy The Future Virgins “We can get pretty loud,” Johnson said. However, that doesn’t mean it deemphasizes personal experiences in its songwriting — each of the members' collaborative music is based on their own lives and is written true to their perspectives. “We write about things we know, people’s lives we’re a part of, the good parts and the bad parts,” Krey said. “We write honestly about the events that actually happen to us.” Chattanooga is home for the band and where it performs the most, but it likes to visit Athens every couple of years to perform — and watch some football. “It’s really funny because the four of us are all Georgia football fans,” Krey said. Playing downtown has its own appeal, however; and the band expects the night will be strong: the Future Virgins is looking forward to a good show among other, like-minded bands playing for an audience who loves them and their music or will soon. ...Plus: there's always the booze. “Our shows are sometimes a little drunken,” said bassist Mike Pach. “And sometimes pretty high energy.”
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A drunk narrative This night will be a classy night. I promise. It will end politely. I’m at the go-to bar with friends, taking in the scenery. I'm looking at the beer selection and I’m observing the boy selection. I spot a fine flock of plaid-wearing beard-men opposite the beer taps. My group approves as we stake our booth. I venture forth and approach the bartender. Our eyes meet, and he knows my beer. I nod. No words exchanged.
University professor Chris Pizzino teaches two classes extolling the virtues of the graphic novel and science-fiction as higher literary forms. He said scholarship in both fields has gained prestige with recent years — and lovers of both should ‘come out.’ Michael Barone/Staff
Professor’s class gets graphic By TIFFANY STEVENS The Red & Black Chris Pizzino has a cure for American culture — more comics. “The anti-comics prejudice is out there,” said Pizzino, assistant professor in the University English department. “You pick it up as you go, even if you were never told it in no uncertain terms. It’s in our cultural DNA and we’re having to do some intellectual gene therapy to change how people think about comics. So that’s what I want the comics class to do.” Pizzino, who has taught a recurring class on graphic novels in past semesters and is now teaching a class on science fiction, said he developed an interest in studying the subjects when he realized their potential for scholarly inquiry. “Such choices don’t always arise,” he said. “I’m actually very fortunate, here at the University of Georgia, to be able to teach these classes because they’re not on the books that colleges and universities have been very supportive of making part of the English curriculum. I’ve definitely spoken to colleagues at other universities who have met some form of resistance about this. And for the science fiction, the same.” Though Pizzino has not received resistance from professors, he said some students have come in with misguided expectations for the comics class. “Every once in a while, someone will take the comics class out of a kind of whimsical curiosity, thinking that it’s just going to be pure fun,” he said. “And most of those people are happy to discover that they are having fun but they’re also learning to read comics. I haven’t yet had anyone turn bitter when they discover this class is going to be work
as well as fun.” And people’s understanding of comics as a lower literary form, and their urge to hide that interest as they grow older, is something Pizzino said he understands. “I think I absorbed what was in the air,” Pizzino said. “I’ve always read comics, and then like a lot of people of my generation I kind of quit for a while and then came back to them. I came back to them to find they had been changing and were changing before my eyes in terms of the kinds of comics that were being produced.” It’s this use of the medium as a literary form, and the cultural attitudes surrounding it, that drives Pizzino’s research — as he is working on a book entitled “Arrested Development: Comics at the Bounderies of Literature.” “I feel that the barrier is much lower for science fiction as a narrative mode than it is for comics as a medium,” Pizzino said. “Although science fiction is definitely put down, it’s never had to undergo the legacy of censorship that comics have undergone.” Science fiction also enjoys a higher status in American culture because certain works in that genre, such as “Fahrenheit 451” and “Stranger in a Strange Land” have become cultural touchstones to non-fans of the genre. “At various points in American history, various science fiction novels have come to be very important to different sectors of Americans,” Pizzino said. Still, despite the significance that science fiction and graphic novel works have had in American culture, Americans still reject science fiction and comic “nerds.” That stigma of over-enjoyment, of loving sci-fi and the graphic novel a little too much, is something Pizzino rejects. “I guess in the eyes of some Americans
there’s something uncool about excessive enthusiasm about anything,” he said. But a secret love of comics and science fiction is something Pizzino believes is starting to be drawn out of people by modern cinema. “We're seeing a lot of closeted nerds now decloseted by going to movies,” Pizzino said. “And people around the world went to see ‘Inception,’ which was a very nerdy movie to the tune of $800 million,” Pizzino said. Using the tools of scholars before him, and the cultural value of both comics and science fiction, has become the main method Pizzino uses to spark a love for both genres in his students. “Comic scholarship has been going on in a serious way for, depending on how you measure the time, a few years, or a decade, or more,” he said. “The comics class is very much about either introducing a type of literacy that people may not be very familiar with or reintroducing a type of literacy and getting people to see it anew — [and] that it gives the same pleasures and challenges and rewards as any other kind of literature.” But though he said he believes comics and science fiction are not as valued as intellectual forms, it’s become more than a topic of conversation. In a way, it is the conversation. With the larger advent of sci-fi pop culture, enthusiasts everywhere are “coming out of the closet.” “Although comics are definitely seen by many in a sort of lesser light, they’re also very much a part of cultural parlance,” Pizzino said. “Even people who say they’re not science fiction nerds probably use some term every day that came from a science fiction text. They go to see science fiction films. We’re all nerds now, to some degree or another.”
I trace the wood carvings of the counter, sipping my beverage coolly in hopes that this will begin to resemble a scene in a Zooey Deschanel movie. Perhaps one of these scruffy fellows will find me charming because of my vintagewear. I straighten my belt and realize these stiff, leather heels aren’t very comfortable, so I’ll take a whiskey-soda. OK, that’s better. I start to stare at random things and feel instantly nostalgic and quite wise. I have genius revelations about life and love. You know, marble is gorgeous. People have nice eyes. That sort of thing. Soon, the friendhugging begins. I love them all, I love them all. I know this boy — one I should probably never text again. Two drinks later, and HE TOTALLY WANTS TO HEAR FROM ME. I just know he does. Really. Now, I’m in the bathroom, checking my lipstick, pawing at my bangs. My self-esteem is taking off without reason, like a baby bird trying to leave the nest before its time. Suddenly I find my own reflection awesome and attractive. “Hey there ...” I think, winking. “You’re valid and good looking. If he doesn’t agree, he’s just ... well, he’s a butt-head.” I exit with a new mindset. Back at the table, and things are just swell. Everyone looks like they've been drinking love potion. Nothing could go wrong. Then a song comes on that reminds me of a stupid month I had with a boy I thought I was in love with a year ago or something. So of course I have to grab my friend so we can cry about it in the bathroom. Feelings. They always mean bathroom. But when the feelings are over, oh man, I love this song! I don’t even mind Journey! Journey is fun! I suddenly feel like shoes are too constraining. Why do people even wear shoes? And you know, dancing with a stranger is probably the best ideathe only idea! Let’s dance with a stranger. But oh, it’s last call? Let’s go skinny dipping. Seriously, let’s! Nobody will regret this tomorrow at all. Everything that is normally terrible for me/ has ranch dressing should be right here, right now, just for me. Oh my god, sweet potato fries. IHOP’s menu looks pornographic. But it’s getting late, or early, depending on how you look at time. And nobody can find a pool to skinny dip, so let’s just lay in this grass and hold hands. “I love you all,” I say. I’m thinking about you, alcohol, you fickle friend. You confuse me, and you sometimes get me into trouble. But you make me damn honest. “Maybe everyone is my soulmate,” I think. And you know what? Maybe they are. — Tess Johnson is a senior from Savannah majoring in anthropology
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Midfielder fills Eddy's shoes By KERRY BOYLES The Red & Black Georgia sophomore midfielder Nicole Locandro may have had a 10 on her jersey since high school but she only recently found herself in the highly esteemed “Number 10” position. “It’s a big number to live up to,” Locandro said. In soccer, the main playmaker is called a “Number 10.” When junior Laura Eddy tore her ACL in practice, sidelining her for the rest of the season, Locandro stepped up to take over her position on the field. And she has some big shoes to fill. Eddy started in 19 out of 21 games last season and was named to the SEC Championships All-Tournament Team. “Laura’s a phenomenal player and she’s a big role model for me,” she said. “I can only hope to be as good as her someday.” But Locandro has some lofty goals for the season and for herself. “I want to be able to keep the ball and create as much attack as possible,” she said. “Hopefully I can just keep getting better and better. I’m learning a lot, this is a new position for me so I have a lot to learn, but the coaches and Jamie [Pollock] are helping me out a lot on the field.” Locandro had a remarkable freshman season in which she played in all 21 games and scored the game-winning goal versus Utah. She wasted no time this season, scoring her first goal in their opener against Furman. Now she’s filling a new important role on the team, and doing it admirably, coach Steve Holeman said. “I think she’s done a fantastic job,” he said. “Obviously she has big shoes to fill, but she’s stepped in right away.” Despite these accomplishments, she continues to be modest about her abilities. She became so bashful when talking about herself that her teammate Torri Allen had to step in and sing her
The season-ending injury to Laura Eddy meant a position change for Nicole Locandro, who has taken to it admirably so far. Her and teammate Torri Allen's versatility have given coach Steve Holeman a number of options. AJ Reynolds/Staff praises. “Yes, Nicole is awesome,” Allen proclaimed. “She creates a lot of offense.” “Thank you, T,” Locandro said, laughing. “I try to.” Torri Allen has experience stepping up and playing a new position as well. She’s been moved back and forth between her usual role on defense and a new offensive position. “[Allen is] already a first-class center back,” Holeman said. “She’s one of
the best in the conference and she has a natural ability to play up top. She has great instincts. She obviously has tremendous speed… We put her up there when we need her.” Allen created two runs off the ball with her breakaway speed in a losing effort against Texas and started as a forward against Villanova before moving back to a defensive position later on in the game, giving coach Steve Holeman some lineup versatility with substitu-
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Heading back to Cali for three games By TUCKER GREEN The Red & Black For most of the Georgia volleyball team, this weekend’s Pepperdine Asics Classic in Malibu, California is a 2,300 mile trip into strange, foreign territory. For four of the players, though, it’s a much-anticipated return home. Sophomore outside hitter Kathleen Luft, sophomore libero Allison Summers, freshman middle blocker Jasmine Eatmon and freshman outside hitter Tirah Le’au are all from California. All will be within 80 miles of where they grew up this weekend. “I’m really excited,” Summers said. “It’s great to feel at home. It’s going to be great to have fans that can actually watch me play. It’s one of the first games they’ll be able to see me play in college.” Summers is from Stevenson Ranch, 55 miles away from Malibu. She said one of the biggest differences between California and Georgia is fashion style. “[In Georgia] girls just wear a lot of sundresses and heels all the time,” Summers said. “For guys, shorts above the knee, tucked-in shirts, visors. In Cali, it’s more jeans, longer shorts, tank tops, more laid back than here.” Summers and fellow sophomore Luft have both been in Georgia for two years now. They said they usually only get to return home twice a year and are excited to see family and friends. “My mom said everyone and their dogs are coming,” Luft said, laughing. She grew up in Thousand Oaks, 20 miles from Malibu. For Luft, the biggest difference between California and Georgia isn’t fashion sense but the weather. “It’s probably going to be a little chilly there, not humid at all,” she said. “It’s perfect there.” As freshmen, Eaton and Le’au have slightly different perspectives. For them, they’ll be returning home after only moving to Georgia during the summer. Both said they picked Georgia because they wanted to see a different
Kathleen Luft heads back home to California for the Pepperdine Asics Classic this weekend. Luft grew up in nearby Thousand Oaks, Calif. AJ REYNOLDS/Staff way of life. Already, they’ve noticed several differences in the South. “More people say hello here than in California,” Eaton said. “Everything is so far away, the climate is totally different.” Eaton is from Rancho Cucamonga, 78 miles from Malibu. Le’au, who grew up 58 miles from Malibu in Duarte, echoed Eaton’s sentiment. “Everyone here greets people when you see them,” she said. “It’s a big change for me and I like it.” Georgia head coach Lizzy Stemke said she helped plan the trip with the idea of her players from California in mind. “As things came together, we felt it was important to get some of our kids
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The football team won’t be the only group of Bulldogs entering competition this weekend. The Georgia Cross Country team hits their home course in Bishop, Ga., this Saturday for the annual Georgia Invitational. The Bulldogs will be competing against teams from around the southeast, most notably Alabama, Georgia Tech and Georgia State. The Bulldogs are eager to race after a long summer of training in which some guys ran over 100 miles every week. Perhaps the most eager runner, though, is sophomore Brandon Lord, who came into his freshman season with an injury that hampered his summer training and in turn affected his season. Lord is now healthy and excited to race again. He feels his team’s strong summer will carry over to Bishop. “I learned a lot in my first season. I increased my summer mileage by 10 miles per week, which puts me at 90 total,” Lord said. “Based on what I’ve seen in workouts I’m pretty optimistic that we can have a good season. Workouts can only tell you so much, but everyone is still doing well. I’d say we can be competitive with all of the top teams and we’re all looking to step up.” Junior Brett Richardson took first place at the Georgia Invitational last year with a personal best time of 24:33.18. He hopes to have a successful race again and believes that that all of the runners can pull together and have a successful year. “The past couple of years we’ve had a young team and struggled with injuries. All of us have more experience now and we can use that to make ourselves better. It will be tough but with hard work I think we can make it to nationals for my first time here,” Richardson said. With Lord finally healthy, head coach Jeff Pigg is excited to see what he can offer when he hits the course. “[Lord] was very tampered in training last year but is obviously faster this season, especially after track. He has been training his butt off this summer and it will be really interesting to see him run,” Pigg said. Pigg commented that the team was training so hard this summer that he often had to make sure they got rest in. “These guys have kept to their routine training and done a great job with it. They always want to work, you have to make sure they get their rest,” Pigg said.
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Mason ‘ready whenever’ called By RYAN BLACK The Red & Black Hutson Mason didn’t come to Georgia to be a backup. No highly-touted recruit who arrives on campus with a scholarship in hand does. That is the quandary he now finds himself in, however, glued to the bench behind Aaron Murray, who is comfortably set in place as the starter at quarterback after an impressive season as a redshirt freshman last year. So it’s a good thing Mason said he always evaluates himself at the end of every season, which is what he did last year. “I just look at my situation and where I am,” he said, telling what the “evaluation” entails. “For instance, coming up this year, Murray will be eligible to go pro, and if he has a great season and goes pro, that will be an opportunity for me to step in and have a chance to start. Stuff like that.” The NFL Draft is a long way off, of course, so Mason’s only chance to get playing time this season is in the event Murray goes down with an injury or some other unforeseen issue. If that should happen, the two men most integral to Mason’s fate are certain the offense won’t miss a beat with him at the controls. “I think Hutson is ready to play,” head coach Mark Richt said. “Hutson’s had a great [fall] camp.” Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo echoed Richt’s remarks. “I feel very comfortable with Hutson,” he said. “He’s done an excellent job this camp. In [the last scrimmage] he had two series with the ones in the half he played, and both times he led the team on touchdown drives. He did an awesome job.” His teammates are upbeat about Mason as well, including junior wide receiver Rantavious Wooten, who developed chemistry with the sophomore quarterback during camp. “A lot of times the quarterbacks rotate out, rotate in, and so Mason will go with the ones and the twos,” he said. “When we started camp, I was going out with the twos, and Mason and I were hooking up a lot. We get a lot of passes thrown from
Hutson Mason sits behind Aaron Murray but knows that all it takes is one injury for his number to be called, even though he admits his future doesn't seem too bright. kathryn ingall/Staff both quarterbacks, so I don’t think that should be a problem. We believe in Hutson just like we believe in Murray.” If Mason is frustrated sitting behind Murray, he doesn’t show it. His roommate and fellow quarterback Parker Welch vouches for his positive attitude about the situation. Among the quarterbacks, the support system — regardless of where each ranks on the depth chart — is a tight-knit one. “We all wish the best for Murray and we don’t try to backstab — none of us do,” Welch said. “We don’t go behind each other’s back wishing one
or the other to do badly. We’re really supportive of Aaron, and I’m supportive of Hutson.” Welch is “confident” his roommate will see the field this season, mainly due to his strong work ethic. “He prepares every game as if he was going to play,” he said, “and that’s what makes him a good quarterback — expecting to play even though there is the chance he may not play. But he’s always ready.” It doesn’t hurt that Welch and Mason do extra studying over the playbook after practice either. “Late at night, Coach Bobo will be updating the call sheets
and we’ll go home together,” Welch said. “Having another quarterback as a roommate definitely helps you be smarter about the game. We’ll talk to each other, like, ‘Hey Parker, what was our check on this play?’” But the two also make sure to find time to talk about things away from the field too. “We all love this sport or we wouldn’t be here,” Welch said. “We enjoy doing stuff, having fun and being a regular college student. We help each other study, talk about life, girls. Anything anyone else would.” At the end of the day, however, Mason leaves no doubt
that he is a football player first — specifically one who eventually wants to be the starting quarterback. “When I signed my letter of intent to come to Georgia, by no means did I say, ‘I’m coming to be the No. 2 guy.’ Those weren’t in my dreams,” he said. “That’s not what I think about. My goal is to get the starting job. That’s what I do every day. I just try to go out there and compete.” He admits it does not “seem like my future is too bright” at the quarterback position with Murray entrenched as the starter. Mason does not allow that to dominate his thought process though. “I’m here and I’m ready to help this team, this University and the fans in any way I can,” he said. “If Murray goes down, I know my number is going to be called on.” That lingering issue — one of only hearing your number barked out when someone else goes down — is one that Wooten can empathize with after looking up at A.J. Green for two years. His way of dealing with it was to turn his focus inward. “When I came out to practice when A.J. was here, I didn’t really worry about what A.J. did too much,” he said. “It was like, I’m going to do what I’m supposed to do. I’m going to go hard and make the coaches play me. That’s the kind of mindset I had. I don’t care what I do. I know he’s a great player, but at the end of the day, it’s still about me. I’m going to make the coaches see something in me. And I’m pretty sure Hutson has the same kind of mindset.” Wooten could not be more accurate in his assessment. “I don’t want to cut myself short or the team short by any means,” Mason said. “I’ll be ready whenever my number is called.” For now, he will sit. And wait. Waiting for the moment No. 14 in the game program becomes the No. 1 quarterback in the coaches’ hearts. “Some people only get one shot in life,” he said. “That might be my one shot, and I’ve got to be ready to make the most of it.”
Bulldogs want to make opening ‘statement’ By RYAN BLACK The Red & Black The Georgia football team hopes it can make a statement Saturday night in the Georgia Dome against No. 5 Boise State. And what will that statement read? “We’re back.” After a 6-7 season last year -- the Bulldogs’ first losing season since going 5-6 in 1996 — the players are ready for redemption in 2011. “[We’re ready to] put Georgia back on the map,” junior wide receiver Rantavious Wooten said. “Play football how the Bulldogs play football, and make a statement to let the NCAA know that
Georgia hasn’t went anywhere and we’re here to stay, so get ready for the Bulldogs.” Wooten is not the only Bulldog pumped up. “We want to show our fans that we aren’t going to let them down and want them to know that we want to put the Georgia football program back on top of the college football world,” defensive end Abry Jones said. As much as he wants to see the Bulldogs make a “statement,” freshman linebacker Ray Drew just wants to get a win in the Georgia Dome after losing a game there while he was still in
Georgia’s Abry Jones practices in preparation for what has become a ‘statement’ game for Georgia as the Dogs look to prove on a national stage that last year’s 6-7 season was an aberration. AJ REYNOLDS/Staff
high school. “I told DeAngelo Tyson while we were practicing [last week] in Atlanta, ‘I’ve played here one time before, and I lost here one time before. I don’t want to do that again,’” he said. “So we want to get off on the right foot and show the Bulldog Nation we’re still alive, we still have a heartbeat and that we’re going to get this thing rolling back to where it needs to be.” Georgia head coach Mark Richt conceded that while the Boise State matchup is a big game, it’s not be-all, end-all. “I don’t personally think that the
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season is riding on the one game,” he said. “It’s really not. It’s a game that we absolutely want to win. It’s a game that we expect to win. We talk a lot about winning the Eastern Division, and that is the one thing that we can control. It really has no bearing on the Southeastern Conference race, so it doesn’t really get in the way of that goal or the goal of winning the Southeastern Conference.” Running backs coach Bryan McClendon took his cue from Richt, downplaying the importance of the opener. “Obviously it’s a big game, but one thing I always got preached to me and what I always preach to the guys is that ‘the next game is always the most important game, just because it’s the next game on the schedule,’” he said. “That’s how we need to approach it and that’s how we need to think of it.” A line of thinking that has not entered the players’ minds is the Georgia Dome will be a “neutral” site. “The coaches haven’t really talked about it, but some of the other players have talked about it after we went over there and did our practice,” Drew said. “We were looking around and said, ‘Well, all of the seats are red and black. We’re about an hour away from Athens. Boise is coming all the way from Idaho. Uhh, I would think we would have homefield advantage, but you know.” Boise State head coach Chris Petersen left no doubt about his thoughts on the subject. “It’s not a neutral site game,” he said. “I think everybody is aware of that.” Once again the voice of reason, McClendon made sure to note that the “neutral” site of FedEx Field in Landover, Md., did not help the Virginia Tech Hokies topple Boise State last season, a gamet he Broncos won 33-30. “It was supposed that same effect and Boise State went in there and whupped them,” he said. “As far as a neutral site, the bottom line is that they’re not going to be intimidated by playing in the Dome, and we’ve got to make sure we understand that. It doesn’t matter. You’ve still got to go out there and play the game.” Wooten, for one, can’t wait to go against an opponent, not teammates. “It’s crazy,” he said. “I can look in everybody’s eyes every day in practice and walk around here looking at Tweets, Facebook. Everybody is excited. It needs to hurry up and get here. Everybody is ready. I can just feel the energy when we walk in the locker room or when the coaches say something about Boise, it’s just tremendous. Everybody is ready to play this game, and it’s truly exciting.” Wooten’s even more excited to see the energy that will be brought by the Bulldog faithful that flood the Georgia Dome come Saturday night. “We’re in Georgia. We’re in Atlanta. It’s a home game,” he said. “The fans are gonna be crunk. We’re gonna be crunk. It’s gonna be a ‘red and blackout.’ That’s how I’m looking at it.”
THE KEY MATCHUPS: Bulldogs vs. Broncos
Georgia vs. Boise State Saturday at 8 p.m. on ESPN
Aaron Murray vs. Kellen Moore Two of the top quarterbacks in the country — and possible Heisman hopefuls — will be starring for the opposing squads in this tilt. Aaron Murray had a fantastic season in 2010, passing for 3,049 passing yards and 24 touchdowns against only eight interceptions, while connecting on 61 percent of his passes. Moore was the signal-caller for an offense that was the second-highest scoring in the NCAA last season at 45.1 points per game, as well as the sixth-best passing attack at just over 321 yards per contest. Whereas Murray is always a threat MURRAY to make a play with his feet, the Georgia defense will have no such worries with Moore, who registered a negative total in the rushing yards department last year.
OFFENSE These two offenses are garnering a lot of attention, and rightfully so. Last season, Boise State finished second in all of college football in scoring offense and total offense, averaging 45 points and 321 yards per game. The Bulldogs were not shabby on offense either, finishing fourth in the SEC with 32 points per game. Despite the potential of the Bulldog offense, Kellen Moore puts this one in the Broncos’ column.
Georgia’s defense last season was less than spectacular, but not terrible. It was fifth in the SEC in scoring defense, allowing 22 points per game. The Bronco defense last year was just as impressive as its offense, ranking second in points allowed in college football at 12 per game. However, against the three ranked teams, they allowed over 29 points per.
SLIGHT EDGE: BOISE STATE
SPECIAL TEAMS Georgia’s special teams have been the most consistent unit over the past three years, mainly because of seniors Blair Walsh and Drew Butler. Both Walsh and Butler were selected to the first team All-SEC unit and both have received many accolades. Boise State’s special teams is its biggest question mark coming into the season. The team has not settled on a placekicker yet, while its punter averaged a mere 36 yards per kick.
Isaiah Crowell vs. Boise State front six With high-powered passing attacks on both sides, quarterback Aaron Murray will need a solid ground game to support him and open up play-action passes. That’s where Crowell comes in, the freshman stud who is set to carry the bulk of the Bulldogs’ rushing load. But Boise State brings an imposing front six in their 4-2-5 defense. Anchoring the Broncos in the middle is one of the nation’s top defensive tackles in Billy Winn, and each member of the front six is a senior. Georgia’s offensive line isn’t near as experienced, and if they can’t CROWELL hold their own against the Boise front, it’ll be tough for Crowell and the Georgia offense to get anything going consistently.
Georgia wide receivers vs. Boise State wide receivers These units are in eerily similar spots heading into 2011 — each is trying to replace its top two receivers from last season. Georgia lost A.J. Green and Kris Durham while Boise State must replace Austin Pettis and Titus Young. Who will step up to lead each of these units? The Bulldogs will try to lean on Tavarres King, Marlon Brown and incoming freshman Malcolm Mitchell, who have all garnered praise from the coaches after practice. The Broncos will look to upperclassmen Tyler Shoemaker, Chris Potter and Mitch Burroughs to try KING to somehow replace the production they lost when Young and Pettis departed.
EDGE: BOISE STATE
COACHING Head coach Mark Richt is under a ton of heat after his first losing season at Georgia. There is no better way to cool down a hot seat than by defeating a top five team. Unfortunately for Richt, the head coach across the field from him is one of the best in the business. Chris Petersen has compiled a record of 61-5 in his five years at Boise State. Peterson’s track record is impressive, but Richt’s must-win attitude evens the slate.
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6C THURSDAY, September 1, 2011
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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
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
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
NOTABLE GAMES WEEK ONE FRIDAY • No. 14 TCU at Baylor (8 p.m.) SATURDAY • No. 3 Oregon vs No. 4 LSU (8 p.m.) • No. 5 Boise State vs No. 19 Georgia (8 p.m.) MONDAY • Miami (Fl) at Maryland (8 p.m.)
IN THE SEC
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THURSDAY • No. 20 Mississippi State at Memphis (8 p.m.) • Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky (9:15 p.m.)
What: Georgia soccer at Minnesota When: Friday at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY • Utah State at No. 23 Auburn (12 p.m.) • Kent State at No. 2 Alabama (12:20 p.m.)
• Brigham Young at Ole Miss (4:45 p.m.) • Montana at Tennessee (6 p.m.) • East Carolina vs No. 12 South Carolina (7 p.m.)
• Florida Atlantic at No. 22 Florida (7 p.m.)
• Missouri State at No. 15 Arkansas
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
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.
(7 p.m.) • Elon at Vanderbilt (7:30 p.m.)
2010 NUMBERS Record: 6-7 Scoring: 32.1 points per game Rushing yardage: 142.6 per game Passing yardage: 242.4 per game Total Offense: 385 yards per game Time of possession: 30:28 Fumbles-lost: 20-8 Penalties: 41.9 yards per game Third down conversion: 40 percent Sacks by-yards lost: 24-155 Points allowed: 22.1 points per game Offense allowed: 328.5 yards per game
8/26 8/27 9/2 9/3
9/6 9/9 9/10
KEY RETURNEES Quarterback Aaron Murray: 209-of-342, 3,049 yards (234.5 per game), 24 touchdowns, 8 interceptions Wide receiver Tavarres King: 27 catches, 504 yards (42 yds per game), 18.7 yards per catch, 3 MURRAY touchdowns Tight end Orson Charles: 26-422 (32.5 yds per game), 16.2 yards per catch, 2 touchdowns Safety Bacarri Rambo: 82 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions Linebacker Christian Robinson: 46 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 2 sacks
THE BRONCOS 2010 NUMBERS Record: 12-1 Scoring: 45.1 points per game Rushing: 200.2 yards per game Passing: 321.1 yards per game Total offense: 521.3 yards per game Time of possession: 30:38 Fumbles-lost: 23-13 Penalties: 54.7 yards per game Third down conversion: 49 percent Sacks by-yards lost: 49-303 Points allowed: 12.8 points per game Offense allowed: 254.7 yards per game
KEY RETURNEES Quarterback Kellen Moore: 273-of-383, 3,845 yards (295.8 per game), 35 touchdowns, 6 interceptions Running back Doug Martin: 201 carries, 1,289 yards (96.9 per game), 6.3 yards per carry, MOORE 12 touchdowns Wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker: 32 catches, 582 yards (44.8 per game), 18.2 yards per catch, 5 touchdowns Defensive end Shea McClellin: 30 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 1 interception Safety George Iloka: 63 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions Defensive end Tyrone Crawford: 32 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks
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Two cents: The Lady Cyclones have gotten off to a solid start this season at 3-0-1 and should provide a great weekend challenge to the Bulldogs after a date with Minnesota on Friday night. They beat No. 23 Washington 2-0 a week ago, their first ranked opponent of the season. Iowa State faces off against Milwaukee in the first game of this tournament, so it should come in with an easier test than Georgia, who has to play Minnesota on Friday night. It'll be a good early weekend test for coach Steve Holeman's Georgia squad.
BY THE NUMBERS: GEORGIA VS. BOISE STATE
at Florida State EX (2-0, L) (3-1, W) at Furman TEXAS (3-0, L) (3-2, L) 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
Two cents: The Bulldogs are fresh off a weekend split with Texas and Villanova and need to regain their momentum with a date against Minnesota. The Lady Golden Gophers are 2-2, with losses to San Diego State and Maryland. Georgia's hoping to be the next loss on the Gophers' schedule but the Lady Gophers will come in with confidence after a 1-0 victory at UC Santa Barbara. It's also Minnesota's tournament that the Bulldogs are playing in, so the Golden Gophers will be at home and looking to protect their home turf and take home their own tournament's title.
What: Georgia soccer vs. Iowa State (at Minnesota) When: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
SOCCER 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
Sophomore defender Torri Allen and the Bulldogs will be back in action Friday at Minnesota. ALLISON LOVE/Staff
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 (3-0, W) FLORIDA A&M (3-0, W) KANSAS (3-0, L) 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
CROSS COUNTRY 9/3 9/17 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
Bishop, Ga. Hampton, Ga. South Bend, Ind. Madison, Wisc. Maryville, Tenn. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Terre Haute, Ind.
Senior Kathleen Gates (10) will look to lead Georgia past Pepperdine on Friday and Miami and UC Santa Barbara on Saturday. AJ REYNOLDS\Staff
wHAT'S ON DECK What: Georgia volleyball at Pepperdine When: Friday at 10 p.m. Two cents: Georgia volleyball will take a weekend road trip for the Pepperdine Asics Classic a week after posting a 2-1 effort at the Georgia Invitational. First up for the Bulldogs is Pepperdine, who are 1-1 on the season after an opening game loss to Texas then a 3-0 sweep over Ole Miss. The Bulldogs will follow with a double header on Saturday with Miami and UC Santa Barbara. Senior Kathleen Gates has led the Bulldogs and will need to help them bounce back fast from a loss to Kansas last Sunday.
wHAT'S ON DECK What: Georgia volleyball vs. Miami, UC Santa Barbara (at Pepperdine) When: Saturday at 1 and 8 p.m. Two cents: After a Friday night date with Pepperdine, the Bulldogs will be back up again early for a match with Miami. The Hurricanes are 3-0 and look to be prepped for a big-time season, beating LSU 3-2 last weekend. After Miami, the schedule gets a bit easier as they end the tournament with a game against UC Santa Barbara, who are 1-2 on the season thus far. The Gauchos opened with a win over St. Mary's before losses to BYU and Illinois. Three wins this weekend could give the Georgia team tremendous confidence heading into the SEC season.
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Running back’s business a ‘labor of love’ By CHRIS DANIELLO The Red & Black Some Georgia football players encounter their fans on a regular basis — signing autographs, answering questions. But senior running back Wes Van Dyk from Highland Park, Texas, has some different types of fans. Sorority members he has never met before introduce themselves to him regularly, asking, not for a photo or signed football, but for information about his new business. In April 2011, Van Dyk won UGA’s Next Top Entrepreneur competition hosted by Terry College of Business, which offers a $100,000 investment as first prize, for the idea that he and his sister Katie Van Dyk developed of RushEase.com. RushEase would allow the young women in the recruitment process to create a profile for themselves and upload all the necessary documents. Sororities would then have an online database that could eliminate all the paperwork involved in recruitment. The idea for the website came about when Wes made his annual visit to the University of Texas to see his sister six years ago. Katie was rush chair of Pi Phi at Texas at the time and Wes noticed the absurdity of all the paperwork involved in that position. “I went to visit her the year she was rush chair and she literally had files, folders stacked throughout her whole room,” he said. “I was kind of a techie growing up and kind of progressive and all that stuff. We just decided there’s got to be a better way. This is just too much physical data.” Wes had taken notice of the online trend in recent years and thought that is how recruitment should be done. “We thought everything else is going online and profile based and we realized that process could be easily applied to recruitment as a whole,” he said. Even before Van Dyk and his sister thought about entering the Next Top Entrepreneur competition, they planned on creating the website and developing the business. “We were going to get it started regardless,” Wes said. “But the competition really provided us with an easy avenue to do it. With the resources they have here and obviously that $100,000 was a nice perk if you win.” Wes and Katie came up with the idea for RushEase six years ago, and spent the time between then and April working on the idea. When UGA’s 2011 Next Top Entrepreneur competition came up, they saw an ideal opportunity at the ideal time. “The contest being here and working with my schedule, the timing was just perfect,” Wes said. “It just worked out really well.” Time is something that is not abundant for anybody trying to launch a start-up business or for a Division I athlete. Wes Van Dyk is both. “There’s a lot of late nights,” he said. “There’s a lot of conference calls. I kind of feel like an old man. I wake up in the morning and [Katie, CIO Charles Roach and I] talk and we go about our separate days, the three of us partners. We kind of get what we need to get done and we re-hash once we’re all done with work or practice and everything else.” Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon, who has been Van Dyk’s position coach since early 2009, understands Van Dyk’s potential time restrictions. “He’s definitely able to come to me and say, ‘Hey coach, I’ve gotta do this for business,’ … And obviously anything I can do to help him out in that area, that’s fine,” McClendon said. Van Dyk still rarely misses a practice or a meeting and, other than “a few things here or there,” McClendon rarely notices any difference between him and the other backs. “He’s just one of the guys,” McClendon said. “He works hard when he’s here — he works hard at everything he’s done. I know he’s going to do well in that business because he’s going to work hard at that.” Van Dyk said the hard work is difficult, but is a necessity if you want to see your business succeed. “It’s a labor of love,” Wes said. “We signed on for it
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Senior running back Wes Van Dyk won the University’s Next Top Entrepreneur competition, hosted by the Terry College of Business, with his RushEase.com company that he developed with his sister, Katie. Courtesy Steven Colquitt/ Georgia Sports Communication
— it’s our passion, our dream. We want to see it happen and no one else is going to make it happen, so there’s some sacrifice.” The Van Dyks’ sacrifice is paying off. After winning the Next Top Entrepreneur competition and negotiations with the Atlanta based investment firm supplying the $100,000 grant, Van Dyk decided not to accept the grant. They instead found other investors and plan to have a beta launch for the website in October in time for Spring rush at a few schools. “We’ll run a pilot, essentially, with them,” Wes said. “We’ll get some feedback from everybody and then launch full over the summer in time for fall rush next year.” Once the website is up and functional, the Van Dyks will get the national chapters of each sorority on board, something they have already begun the process of doing. “We’ve set up some meetings and garnered a lot of support from people just from word-of-mouth,” Wes said. “And a lot of the big players in the alumni game that are still involved are on board. It’s been received to the point where people are asking, ‘How has this not been set up yet?’” The online movement is unavoidable, Van Dyk said. “I think it’s kind of inevitable that someone was going to do it and everybody is ready to see it go there,” he said. “Just like everything in this world, things are going online, that’s just the way things work.” The original marketing plan was to go school-byschool, but the Van Dyks found a simpler way to spread using the hierarchy system that is already in place. Wes hopes that everything will “drop down” from the top. McClendon is sure that because of Van Dyk’s per-
sonality and his work ethic that he is going to accomplish “big things.” “He’s definitely a very smart guy,” McClendon said. “He’s very determined. He’s a guy that wants to win at whatever he does. That’s what is going to drive him to do well. He doesn’t get easily sidetracked. He knows what he has to do to do big things. And he’s going to continue to do it that way until he gets his desired result. I think the sky’s the limit for him.” Though he loves the game of football, Van Dyk did admit he will enjoy the lighter work load once this his final season is over. “I have freedom to look forward to in the future,” he said. “Then I can really dedicate myself to RushEase.”
“There’s a lot of conference calls. I kind of feel like an old man ... We kind of get what we need to get done and we re-hash once we’re all done with work or practice and everything else.” Wes Van Dyk, senior running back
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8C thursday, septemBER 1, 2011
THE RED & BLACK
Moore a proven winner, Murray ‘getting there’ Boise, Georgia quarterbacks make for ‘a good matchup’ By CHRIS DANIELLO The Red & Black
Aaron Murray is Georgia’s poster
And following a freshman year performance that challenged nearly every quarterback record in school history, he is also a consensus All-SEC selection. His counterpart in Saturday’s matchup with No. 5 Boise State, however, is a consensus All-American selection — one of America’s poster boys. Bronco quarterback Kellen Moore has remarkable talent and experience. And he has the numbers to prove it. In three years, Moore has amassed 10,867 passing yards, 99 touchdowns and, most importawntly, a 38-2 record. Though the Bulldogs’ 2010 record of 6-7 certainly cannot be attributed to Murray, who had a phenomenal season, he already has five more losses in two fewer seasons than the senior Moore. Murray’s potential is nearly unlimited, but even his head coach Mark Richt knows that Moore’s accomplishments cannot be ignored when comparing the two. “I wouldn’t put Murray in his category yet,” Richt said. “Kellen has done so much. He will end up being the winningest quarterback in the history of college football. It’s not a slight against Aaron, but Aaron just hasn’t played as many games and won any championships or anything like that.” Moore’s 38 wins are just seven behind the all-time record for wins in a collegiate career of 45 held by former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. Moore is more In 2007, there were 30 pro-style quarterbacks that Rivals.com ranked ahead of Moore in their annual recruit rankings. In 2011, not a single player ranked ahead of him when Sporting News ranked him as the No. 1 college football player in the nation. A major part of his success comes from his accuracy as a passer. “[Moore] right now I would say is deadly accurate,” Richt said. “There’s a difference between completions and hitting a guy on the dead run and hitting a guy exactly where they need to be hit. He throws it so accurately that he allows his receivers to really get some
good yards after catch.” In scouting Moore, defensive coaches told freshman Damian Swann that “he is going to make every throw you expect him to make, and he’s going to make the throw you don’t expect him to make.” Murray and Moore match up well “I think this is going be a really good quarterback matchup,” junior defensive end Abry Jones said. “Kellen Moore has been around for a few years and is putting his name in the books as being one of the great quarterbacks in college football. Aaron had a tremendous year last year and I expect him to go into the game and get the job done.” In his freshman season, Murray threw for 3,049 yards — fourth most in school history and second-most by a freshman in SEC history — and 24 touchdowns — tied for the second most in school history. He had a quarterback rating of 154.5. Those numbers are very similar to Moore’s in his freshman season. In 2008, Moore threw for 3,486 yards and 25 touchdowns, but also had 405 attempts to Murray’s 342. Murray’s yards-per-attempt was slightly higher — 8.9 to Moore’s 8.6 — and he threw fewer interceptions (eight) than Moore, who threw 10 in his freshman year. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who has watched more tape
Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray (top) has the ability to reach the same level as Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore (above). Moore has solidified himself as the nation’s top QB to start the season. (Top) AJ REYNOLDS/Staff, (Above) Courtesy Robby Milo/The Arbiter on Moore than anyone this offseason, thinks there are “a lot of similarities between the two.” “Both of them can throw the ball really well,” Grantham said. “Both of them are smart and understand what’s happening around them. Both can get out of trouble a little bit, buy time to make throws down the field. They’re both competitive. They really take command of their teams on the offensive side of the ball.” One of the differences between the two is Murray’s ability to tuck the ball and run if a play breaks down. In each of his three years at Boise State, Moore has rushed for negative yardage and just three total touchdowns. Last year, Murray rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns. “I have not seen [Moore] use his wheels like Aaron has,” Richt said. “But part of the reason why Aaron ran last year was maybe not being 100-percent sure he wanted to throw it into a certain coverage so he took off running. He actually did a pretty good job of it. “I think Kellen would be less likely to cross the line of scrimmage, although he’s mobile and can make plays moving around.” Moore tends to scramble and buy time to make a pass down-field while Murray tends to tuck the ball and run. Moore like Murray
Murray is getting more comfortable in the Georgia offense and intends on cutting down on his running to try to make the pass down-field as Moore does. “If the hole is there and everyone is covered, I’m going to take off and run, but I’m going to be a little smarter [this year],” Murray said. “I think, with my increased knowledge about defenses and our playbook, there will be fewer times when I make a misread or hold the ball a little too long. Then I’ll be able to make the passes and I won’t be running as much.” Murray said he hopes to have Moore’s qualities two years from now as a senior. Some players said Murray already has most of Moore’s qualities. “I think they’re both the same,” junior safety Sanders Commings said, “… They’re both great quarterbacks. I see Aaron getting the same attention that Moore has in the near future.” Moore was a Heisman trophy finalist last year while Murray was voted in a land-slide to the 2011 preseason first team All-SEC offense. Part of what makes Moore one of the best quarterbacks in the country is his leadership, Murray said. “I think as a quarterback, you definitely need that leadership skill to have guys look up to you, offensive linemen that want to block for you and receivers that want to make plays for you,” Murray said. “He has that great quality about him and I think that’s one of the reasons he’s been so successful.” True freshman wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said Murray shares this quality leadership with Moore. “He’s been the main leader of the team,” Mitchell said. “Even in the summer, he’d always help us put in extra work. Even if we called him on a Sunday, our off day, he’ll help us out.” Murray is gaining more experience and getting more mature, but it is nearly impossible to match the experience
KELLEN MOORE Record: 38-2 Class: Redshirt senior Size: 6-foot, 191 pounds High School: Prosser High School, Prosser. Wash. Ranking: No. 31 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com out of high school 2010 statistics: 273-of-383, 3,845 yards, 71.3 percent, 182.63 eff., 35 touchdowns, 6 interceptions Awards: Nation's active leader in passing efficiency (166.7) and wins with 38. Heisman Trophy finalist, Davey O'Brien Award finalist, 2009 First-Team All-American by ESPN.com, SI.com, and CBSsports.com
AARON MURRAY Record: 6-7 Class: Redshirt sophomore Size: 6-foot-1, 211 pounds High School: Plant High School, Tampa, Fla. Ranking: No. 3 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com out of high school 2010 statistics: 209-of-342, 3,049 yards, 61.1 percent, 154.5 eff., 24 touchdowns, 8 interceptions Awards: Preseason First-Team AllSEC, Maxwell Award Watch List, Davey O'Brien Award Watch List, First-Team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News, First-Team All-SEC Freshman SEC Coaches.
and maturity of Moore and his 38 wins. “He’s a little bit more mature than Aaron in his play,” Richt said. “I think Aaron is a heck of player, and I think Aaron is going to play extremely well for us this season. Kellen is the leading passer in the country returning as far as QB rating and things of that nature. Aaron is getting there, but I don’t know if he’s there yet.” Murray may not be “there” yet, but his confidence is as high as ever because of the knowledge of both his own offense and opposing defenses he gained last season and in the offseason. “The more reps you get at quarterback, the more games you play, the more comfortable you get,” Murray said. “My comfort level is at an all-time high compared to last season.” His confidence in himself is high and the Bulldog Nation’s confidence in him may be even higher, with all the preseason attention he has earned, of which Murray said he follows none. “You can’t pay attention to any of that,” Murray said. “It’s an honor to be named to this and that but the real things are the wins and losses.”
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Events around Athens for the week of SEPT. 1-7
Return of the Future What’s happening: THURSDAY, SePTEMBER 1 Events
Computer Tutorials Where: ACC Library When: 9 a.m. Contact: (706) 613-3650, ext 354 Open Mic Where: DePalma’s Italian Café (Timothy Road) When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706)-552-1237 “The Party Bomb” Auditions Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 6 – 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org President Speaks at Griffin Rotary Club Where: Griffin County Club When: 12:30 p.m. Contact: http://griffinrotary.org/ Accounting Career Fair Where: The Classic Center When: 3 – 7 p.m. Contact: Laura Clark, (706) 542-3600 GLOBES Monthly Meeting Where: Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel When: 5:30 p.m. Contact: Ricky Roberts Graduate and International Student Bible Study Where: Miller Learning Center When: 8 p.m. Contact: Randy Beck, Professor of Law, (706) 542-5216 Live Music
Welfare Liners Where: Amici Italian Cafe When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 353-0000 The Acorns, Taste Like Good, Thieves Market
Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: www.calendonialounge.com
Futurebirds gear up for Athens after festival shows
Future Ape, Tom (b) Television, Two Sea Eye
Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com
Eugene Willis Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com The Gold Party, of Montreal, Yip Deceiver Where: Georgia Theatre When: 9 p.m. Price: $15 Contact: (706) 353-0000 Dr. Fred’s Karaoke Where: Go Bar When: $10 Price: Free Contact: www.myspace.com/gobar Ol Skool Trio Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com The Solstice Sisters Where: The Melting Point When: 7:30 p.m. Price: $5 (adv.) $8 (door) Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com Funk You, New Sneakers Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com Gimme Hendrix Where: No Where Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: $4 Contact: (706) 546-4742 Listings continue on 2D, 3D, 4D
The Futurebirds are back. If you're new to Athens, you've got a lot to learn about local music. There are many exceptional bands that first emerged from our bars and clubs, and Athens’ own six-piece Futurebirds is no exception. This eccentric group cleverly combines alt-rock and a hint of psychaedelic for a backwoods folk-rock backdrop and a catchy melody that drives the songs home. The group performs songs with a cross-regional embrace of high clubbing energy and below-the-Mason-Dixon revernce. Going to a Futurebirds show invites toe-tapping down-home good When: Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. Southern vibes — and Where: Georgia Theatre a little bit of ho-down yee-hawing too. Price: $12 The experience is an eclectic one, but done well and not sloppy; genres seesaw back and forth without ever crashing together. Futurebirds has played Bonnaroo, South by Southwest and are set to play Austin City Limits this September. Its also shared the stage with The Whigs and Blitzen Trapper. But fame hasn't dulled the band's love of live shows; if anything, its trips on the road have made it only sharper, more eager to please and ready to rock. To not see Futurebirds when it plays Georgia Theatre is like not seeing Old Crow Medicine Show in Boone: there is simply no way you can miss electrifying and dynamic bands like that when it plays its home turf. And like the town from which it hails, Futurebirds is incredibly diverse, with several appearances of different string instruments weaving its way into songs — like a jangly pedal steel, hypnotizing mandolins mixed with a creative guitar or wailing harmonicas. Missing this Georgia Theatre show would be to truly miss out on one of Athens’ greatest treasures — a treasure that has managed to gather a communal following with its honest and soulful tunes.
— Casey Echols
2D THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
THE RED & BLACK
Modern Skirts The Skirts is still swishin' around. Since its formation in 2004, the foursome has received recurring national and local attention thanks to its explosive, Athens Music Award Winning-album, "Catalog of Generous Men." Along with that notoriety, the band’s shows at the 40 Watt have become known for their ferocity. With time, the group grew beyond the borders of the college town that birthed it. Modern Skirts provide a soothing blend of alternative and pop music ... also known as the sound so many Athens bands have tried to mimic in the years since. Its latest album, “Gramahawk,” was released earlier this year and received critical acclaim from numerous national publications including Pitchfork and Paste for its duplicating, off-kilter sounds. As should be expected, songs off the recent album will be part of the group's show. Other accolades of Modern Skirts include opening for fellow Clarke County mainstays R.E.M. in the Netherlands. The band was even ranked at No. 11 in Paste’s 50 best albums in 2005 for "Genrous." Half a decade later, the band still provides high energy shows calling for crowd participation. Opening for Modern Skirts Saturday are Nashville-based indie outfit Eastern Block and Matrimony, a folky pop five-piece from North Carolina. Both groups will appropriately fit the bill for a proper Skirts performance: play loud and fast and leave. For any fan of the Athens music scene — or indie powerpop music in general — this will not be a show to miss. Of course if your love of independent music or hipsters is lacking, this will obviously not be a show for you. But come if you're faithful; come if you've followed the Skirts or are just dropping in. If you've never heard them, you should. With the mixture of a historical venue and a future historic band, it's a win/win for everyone. The corner of Pulaski and Washington should be alive those few hours.
Modern Skirts, renowned for its energetic performances and ready-to-listen mix of alt-pop styles, has garnered acclaim and an eager fanfollowing throughout its history. Its on-stage appearances include a clash of guitars, pounding drums and staccato, droning vocal stylings. The overall effect is of a drunken carousel tipped off its axis. ALLISON LOVE/Staff
When: Sept. 3 at 9:30 p.m. Where: 40 Watt Price: $8 adv.
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Friday, september 2
When: 11 a.m. – noon Price: Free Contact: Adam Rhinehart, Education Abroad Coordinator, (706) 542-6203
BikeAthens Social Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 7 – 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www. bikeathens.com
First Friday EATS: Growing Community through Community Gardens Where: Joe Frank Harris Commons, First Floor Rotunda When: 12 – 1:30 p.m. Contact: Andrew Lentini, Sustainability Coordinator (706) 542-3152
BikeAthens Group Ride When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.bikeathens.com “The Party Bomb” Auditions Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 6 – 8 p.m. Price: Free
Dana Skeleton Where: Canopy Studio When: 8-10 p.m. Price: $10 Contact: www.canopystudio.com
UGA Costa Rica Coffee Hour Where: Office of International Education Building, First Floor Library
Karaoke Where: The Office Lounge When: 9:30 p.m.
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Future Virgins Where: 40 Watt When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.40watt.com Matt Hudgins & His Shit-Hot Country Band Where: 40 Watt When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.40watt.com Never Where: 40 Watt When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.40watt.com Witches Where: 40 Watt When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18-20) Contact: www.40watt.com The Hands of Time Where: Alibi When: 9 p.m. Price: Free
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Contact: (706) 5491010 Juice Box Where: Boar’s Head Lounge When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 369-3040 Black Skies Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com Guzik Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com Order of the Owl Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com Savagist Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (1820)
Contact: www.caledonialounge.com American Anodyne Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com
Roberta & Charlene Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-5609
John King Band Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com
Carl Lindberg and Rob McMaken Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Where: Georgia Theatre When: 9 p.m. Price: $20 Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com
Tre Powell Where: Johnny’s New York Style Pizza When: 6 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 354-1515
Coombs Bot Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 5465609
The Arcs Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 369-3144
Rah-Shoey-Rah-Rah Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-5609 Rene Le Conte Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-5609
Mario Speedwagon Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 369-3144 The Splitz Where: The Melting Point When: 8:30 p.m. Price: $6 Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com Jane Jane Pollock Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $ 6 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com
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Price: Free Contact: (706) 5490840
Thick Paint Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $ 6 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com
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Virgin Pulp Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $ 6 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com 23462
thursDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
THE RED & BLACK 3D
Cornmeal Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 4 p.m. Price: $20 (adv.), $25 (door), $50 (VIP) Contact: www.terrapinbeer.com The David Mayfield Parade Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 4 p.m. Price: $20 (adv.), $25 (door), $50 (VIP) Contact: www.terrapinbeer.com Welfare Liners Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 4 p.m. Price: $20 (adv.), $25 (door), $50 (VIP) Contact: www.terrapinbeer.com 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 Immuzikation Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: (706) 546-5609 of Montreal began as one of many cutting-edge musical experiments grown by Athens' Elephant 6 Collective. It became, throughout the last decade, one of the Classic City's hippest, most kaleidoscopic acts. Courtesy of Montreal
Saturday, September 3 Events
Athens Farmers Market Where: Bishop Park When: 8 a.m. — noon Price: Free Contact: www.athensfarmersmarket. net Weekend A’Fair Where: Charmar Flower and Gift Shop When: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. Price: Free Contact: email@example.com Contra Dance Where: Lay Park When: 8-11 p.m. Price: Free (under 18), $7 (adults) Contact: www.athensfolk.org Joshua Reeves Memorial 5k Where: Journalism Building When: 7:30 a.m. Price: $25 Contact: (706) 542-2612 Naturalist Walk Where: Sandy Creek Nature Center When: 10 — 11 a.m. Price: Free Contact: 706-613-3615 Live Music
Modern Skirts Where: 40 Watt When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $8 (adv.) Contact: www.40watt.com Matrimony Where: 40 Watt When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $8 (adv.) Contact: www.40watt.com Eastern Block Where: 40 Watt When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $8 (adv.) Contact: www.40watt.com Jay Brooks Where: Bishop Park When: 8 a.m. — noon Price: free Contact: www.athensfarmersmarket.net Elevation Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18+) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com Space Ghost Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18+) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com Tealvox Where: Caledonia Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: $5 (21+), $7 (18+) Contact: www.caledonialounge.com Co Co Ri Co Where: Farm 255
Of Montreal The Elephant 6 Collective, Athens’ own internationally renowned cohort of forward-thinking bands, has had more than it’s fair share of notable acts. But few E6-ers have been at it for as long or with as much success as of Montreal. It all started for of Montreal back in those beloved mid90s. E6, with their boom-box quality recordings being passed around the country, was a powder keg of creativity, ready to explode in all different stylistic directions. Kevin Barnes, the only member of of Montreal at the time, showed up in Athens and quickly recruited E6-ers Bryan Poole and Derek Almstead to fill out the live sound. The fuse was lit for of Montreal — and it promptly ignited. Within two years the band had put out two full-length albums and an EP of undeniably catchy and wonderfully quirky pop. As happens with bands over a decade and a half, a lot has changed: the line-up has gone through a number of shifts, and the notoriously DIY sound of E6’s early recordings has been advanced. And while of Montreal is no doubt looking forward to playing a good ol’club show in Athens again, they’ve been busy in a lot of other settings in the mean time. A while back they even performed on mildly creepy children’s show "Yo Gabba Gabba," which is actually a lot hotter than it sounds. All of these changes are relatively insignificant though in
When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com Mouser Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com Sleeping Friends Where: Farm 255 When: 11 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.farm255.com Helen Scott Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com Vespolina Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com Ye Olde Sub Shoppe Where: Flicker Theatre & Bar When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.flickertheatreandbar.com The Corduroy Road Where: Georgia Theatre When: 11:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com DJ Mahogany Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (proceeds benefit Classic City Rollergirls) Contact; www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub The Varmints Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club
comparison to the changes of the most important thing about any band: the sound. Over the years, of Montreal has gone through some pretty dramatic stylistic swings, from their jangly pop of the ‘0s to today’s disco-glam rock vibe, which continued to progress on last year’s massive sounding new release, "False Priest," When: Tonight at 9 produced by Jon Brion (of Where: Georgia Theatre Fiona Apple and Kanye West Price: $15 fame). The album is brimming with heavy bass and dance-ready tunes that mixes the raunchy funk of Prince, the glam rock air of David Bowie and the pop sensibilities of Brian Wilson. Suffice it to say, it’s some catchy, dance-friendly stuff. Add that solid new batch of new material to an already hefty catalogue of previous releases, 15 years of stage experience and a duffel bag full of live show antics (including a broad range of covers to choose from) and of Montreal is poised to keep Athens partying like it was 1999.
— Chris Miller
When: 10 p.m. Price: $5 (proceeds benefit Classic City Rollergirls) Contact: www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub The Bearfoot Hookers Where:The Melting Point When: 6 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.meltingpointathens.com FLT RSK Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $7 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com Greenhouse Lounge Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $7 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com HeRobust Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $7 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com T8R Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $7 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com Uprise Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $7 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com Matt Kabus Band Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 5:30 p.m. Price: $10 Contact: www.terrapinbeerco.com Breathlanes Where: The Office Lounge: 9:30 p.m.
Price: Free Contact: (706) 546-0840 DJRX 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 DJ Triple XXX Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: 706-546-5609 Twin Powers Where: Go Bar When: 10 p.m. Price: TBA Contact: 706-546-5609 BangRadio Where: Max When: 10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: 706-254-3392 DMN Where: Max When: 10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: 706-254-3392 Killacut Where: Max When: 10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: 706-254-3392 Normal Guy Where: Max When: 10 p.m. Price: Free Contact: 706-254-3392 Karaoke Where: Alibi When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: 706-549-1010
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4D Thursday, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
THE RED & BLACK
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yip deceiver Every Athens band anywhere wishes they could sound a little like Yip Deceiver. Davey Pierce, from of Montreal, originated this dance-y side-project which includes the alto-tempo swing sound of Justin Timberlake. Or, to put it another way: it's what happens when ABBA swallows a beatbox and grows testicles. All of which is to say the band deserves your attention — especially since it'll be opening for long-standing Classic City christened-ones of Montreal. Will the live show be as avantgarde and on-the-edge as Montreal? Almost certainly not. But it'll be close.
Yip Deceiver, a pop offshoot of of Montreal's Davey Pierce, shares a similar spirit and love of eclectic beats.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
DJ Other Voices, Other Rooms Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com
It’s a Labor Day Miracle! Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Gallery Talk Where: OCAF When: 1 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.ocaf.com
Trivia Where: Blind Pig Tavern (Baldwin St.) When: 8 p.m. Contact: (706) 548-3442
Grogus, Vieux Farka Touré Where: Georgia Theatre When: 7 p.m. Price: $12 (adv.), $14 (door) Contact: www.georgiatheatre.com
Race for the Dream 5K Where: Milledge Avenue Baptist Church When: 8 a.m. Price: $20 (adv.), $25 (day of) Contact: www.active.com, www.athenshabitat.com
The Lanes, Old Smokey Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 9 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.hendershotscoffee.com
Open Mic Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: Free, $3 to play Contact: (706) 353-3050
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Tuesday Night Food School Where: Gymnopedie When: 6 – 8 p.m. Price: $60 Contact: www.gymnopedie.posterous. com Athens Farmers Market Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 4 – 7 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.athensfarmersmarket. net Bulldog Book Club Where: Miller Learning Center, Jittery Joe’s Coffee Shop When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Contact: Fran Teague
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Global Health Symposium 2011 Where: Tate Student Center When: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Price: $15, $5 UGA students Contacts: Anjali Mathew, Natalie Arford, (706) 542-8607 Genetics Exit Seminar Where: Davison Life Sciences Complex When: 4 – 5 p.m. Contact: Susan White, (706) 542-1127 Open Mic Night Where: Boar’s Head Lounge When: 9 p.m. Contact: (706) 369-3040 Karaoke Where: The Office Lounge When: 9:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 549-0840 Sports Trivia Where: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s When: 8:30 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 850-1916 Trivia Where: Blind Pig Tavern When: 8:30 p.m. Contact: (706) 548-3442 Trivia Where: Copper Creek Brewing Company When: 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 546-1102
Athens 2 Ibiza Where: The Loft Dance Lounge When: 9 p.m. Contact: (706) 613-7771
Tour at Two: ‘Highlights from the Permanent Collection’ Where: Georgia Museum of Art, meet in lobby When: 2 p.m. Price: Free
String Theory “Terrapin Bluegrass Series” Where: The Melting Point When: 7 p.m. Price: $5 Ghost Lights, Man/Miracle Where: New Earth Music Hall When: 9 p.m. Price: $3 Contact: www.newearthmusichall.com
Staff Council Meeting Where: Pharmacy South When: 2:30 p.m. Contact: UGA Staff Council
Trivia Where: Willy’s Mexicana Grill When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 548-1920
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Volleyball vs. Kennesaw State Where: Ramsey Student Center When: 7 p.m. Contact: (706) 542-1621, www.georgiadogs.com
Kenosha Kid Where: Highwire Lounge When: 8 p.m. Price: Free Contact: www.highwirelounge.com
Reptar Where: Big Dogs On The River Price: $20 for Kayak, food and music, $5 for just food and music. Contact: www.bigdogsontheriver.com
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Half Dozen Brass Band Where: Ashford Manor When: 7 p.m. Price: $15, $12 (w/ student or military ID), $5 (kids under 12) , Free (kids under 6) Contact: www.amconcerts.com
Golden Sneakers Where: Lay Park When: 9:30 a.m. Price: $3 Contact: (706) 613-3596, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay
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Heartsaver CPR Training Where: University Health Center When: 5 – 7:30 p.m. Price: $25 (Adult course), $40 (Adult/ Child/Infant course) Contact: (706) 542-8695
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Nature Writing Group Where: Athens Land Trust When: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: email@example.com Campus Activities Fair Where: Tate Student Center When: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Hands of Time Where: George’s Lowcountry Table When: 6 – 9 p.m. Price: Free Contact: (706) 548-3359 Scott Baxendale, Dustin Edge Where: Hendershot’s Coffee Bar When: 8 p.m. Price: $5 Contact: www.hendershotscoffeebar.com Landmine, The Moaners, The Stone Breakers Where: Little Kings Shuffle Club When: 9 p.m. Contact: www.myspace.com/littlekingsshuffleclub Classic City Soul Where: Locos Grill & Pub (Timothy Road) When: 7 p.m. Price: Free Jazz Night Where: Porterhouse Grill When: 7 – 10 p.m. Contact: www.locosgrill.com McNary Where: Terrapin Beer Co. When: 5:30 p.m. Price: $10 glass Contact: www.terrapinbeer.com
September 1, 2011 Issue of The Red&Black