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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vol. 87, No. 20

Paul Heckert | The Appalachian

Students storm the field after the Mountaineers took the Paladins for a 33-28 win on Saturday. Appalachian shares the title with Georgia Southern and Wofford.

Appalachian clinches seventh SoCon title in eight years by JORDAN DAVIS Sports Reporter

With less than six seconds left in Saturday’s game, Furman called a timeout. The score was 33-28, and Furman had the ball. But ASU safety Troy Sand-

ers managed to intercept the last-second pass thrown by Furman’s quarterback Reese Hannon and secure App’s victory. “Defensively we were slowing them down all game, all they scored was seven points on us,” Sanders said. “I’m so

Residence halls working toward sustainability by STEPHANIE SANSOUCY

Senior News Reporter

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series looking into different aspects of Appalachian State’s sustainability initiatives. Sustainability has helped the university stand out among other state and national institutions. According to the Princeton Review’s 2010-11 Green College Rankings, Appalachian received a score of 98 out of 99. This put Appalachian first among its Carnegie peer schools, tied for first with Furman in the Southern Conference, first in the UNC system and second in North Carolina, behind Warren Wilson. Appalachian has participated in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System. It is a “self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance,”

dents hit the field, it was an awesome feeling,” said head coach Jerry Moore. “You’re happy for the players, all that they’ve been through and the fans... it was like jet engines roaring out there.” In addition to defeating Furman, this victory gave


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Housing Frank Hall was renovated and certified LEED Gold in 2010, making it Appalachian’s first LEED certified building, according to sustain.appstate. edu. Some of the building’s LEED properties include a solar thermal system, reclaimed furniture and bricks in the lobby, energy efficient window glazing, low-flow shower heads and faucets, dual flush toilets, Energy Star appliances, lighting motion sensors, non-PVC resilient floor tile, pervious concrete outside and energy efficient hand dryers, according to

Appalachian its 12th SoCon championship title, which ties the university with Furman for the most titles in the SoCon’s 79-year history.

University holds ceremony for Veterans Day

according to sars.aashe. org Appalachian has received a Gold STARS rating and has scored above average in comparison to other institutions that received gold ratings.


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proud of this defense overcoming so much, and just playing for each other.” When the clock ran out, the crowd proceeded to storm the field. “There were some trying times, but when that last second ticked off and those stu-

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ROTC members stand at attention while the national anthem is played during the Veterans Day event, hosted at B. B. Dougherty Monday morning. Speakers included, chancellor Kenneth Peacock, professor and Joseph Bathanti and student Army veteran Eric Loew.

A ceremony was held Monday morning in the lobby of the B.B. Dougherty administrative building in honor of Veterans Day. The ceremony began with the presentation of the American flag by ROTC cadets while a trumpet played the national anthem. Chancellor Kenneth Peacock, English professor Joseph Bathanti and Army veteran and student Eric Loew spoke at the event. Peacock welcomed everyone to the event and introduced the speakers. “Veterans Day is one of those days that’s just a moving day for anyone. You think about people out giving their lives, risking their lives,” Peacock said. “They want to be with their families; they want to be back in America, but they’re sacrificing for us. It’s extremely meaningful to me that this campus has adopted as a part of its culture that every year this campus will pause, even for a brief time, to reflect and to remember those who are serving and have served our country.” Bathanti read a poem

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titled “Saint Francis’s Satyr Butterfly,” which he wrote specifically for the occasion. The poem was inspired by the endangered butterfly, which lives exclusively in a 10-square kilometer area in Fort Bragg, that happens to be used as a high artillery impact zone, Bathanti said. “It’s a kind of miracle that within this area of profound destruction something so beautiful occurs,” he said. Bathanti said he was moved by the ceremony. “It’s an extraordinary experience to be asked into their ranks to do something like this,” Bathanti said. “For me, it’s a terrific honor.” Loew, an army veteran with two deployments in Afghanistan, spoke after Bathanti. “Make no mistake, it was a privilege to wear the uniform, but we must remember the toll it takes on those that serve,” Loew said. “As I speak these words, young men and women are serving the armed forces to keep us safe. Many are the same age as the students here at Appalachian State University. Answering our country’s call to war says more about them than I ever could.”

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University professor researches social media ads by JOSHUA FARMER Senior News Reporter

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Associate professor of communication Chris Yang is doing research regarding the connection between advertising and social media. Yang said the purpose of his current research is to educate consumers so they know how to protect their privacy in social media, how advertisers can use it and to warn advertisers that they must be careful when handling user data. Yang said Facebook would like users to tell the truth online because they can better target you. “You will be a better target for their marketing, their advertising activity,” Yang said. Sites like Facebook use a cost-perclick model, in which the site charges advertisers each time someone clicks their ad. But, if users don’t click the ads, the site doesn’t make money. “At present, a lot of young people just ignore Facebook ads,” he said.

“That’s a problem for Facebook.” But some students do notice the ads, like sophomore elementary education major Mark Blanton, who said he will occasionally click on the ads. “I’ve clicked on them once or twice,” Banton said. “It’s not ideal [for Facebook to advertise], but I don’t want to have to pay to use Facebook and I do like the fact that it’s tailored individually. It’s not a random product that I’m never going to want, it’s something that I might actually want to buy.” Facebook’s current default setting for user information is public. As a public company, Facebook is under pressure to make more money and to therefore monetize users’ personal information, Yang said. Yang said students’ information is at risk if they don’t care about their privacy settings. “That means anything you disclose on Facebook is in the public domain,” Yang said. “Facebook can use it at their will. Facebook can sell your in-

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But Director of Housing Tom Kane said there have been issues with Frank Hall’s solar panels. “It is so complicated that no one really understands all the details as to how it operates,” Kane said. Housing is hiring a consultant to look at Frank Hall because during the summer months – the solar panels’ peak time for production – Kane said more hot water is generated than needed. He said the issue of Frank producing an excess of hot water during the summer has led to pump and valve replacements because the parts weren’t made for the hot water’s intensity. These issues have increased the payback period of the solar panels. “We aren’t saving any money, since we are spending money on repairing it and replacing parts,” Kane said. “It’s more of a thing to look at and say ‘it’s cool that we do that.’ It’s not really doing what we hoped it would do.” “No matter what you decide regarding sustainability, there is always some one who will say, ‘Well why didn’t you do this,’” Kane said. “You have to do the best with what you have at the time.” Residence Director of Frank Hall Ryan Hiens said they are looking into other ways the hot water generated in

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formation to marketers. That’s kind of scary.” In order for marketers to take user information off Facebook, they need permission from the company, and you likely must purchase it, Yang said. When users log in to other websites via Facebook, like, they are giving Amazon permission to have access to information even if privacy settings are set so that only friends see their posts, Yang said. “That’s actually a trap,” he said. “Amazon will be your friend. When you are ‘friending’ these commercial websites, you have to be careful. They have access to your information now.” Sophomore healthcare management major Kimberly Mangrum said she does not click on Facebook ads, but they are relevant to her interests. “There was a purse I looked up so much that Facebook started advertising it on my profile,” Mangrum said. “It’s creepy.” Yang will publish a paper in December based on his findings.

the residence hall can be used across campus. A plan that is being looked into Heins said is to use distribute water to Winkler Residence Hall when it is renovated next year. “I think Frank has this idea that it’s the green building on campus because it has the RLC,” Heins said. “And so in terms of its differences from other buildings – from Cone or Summit or Mountaineer – there’s not much other than that there is a community that is dedicated toward sustainable practices.” In regard to the overheating problem in Frank, Residence Assistant of the Living Green Residential Learning Community Chris Criqui said a cooling tower was built behind Frank. “It’s just a lot of resources,” Criqui said. Criqui, a junior sustainable development major, said sustainability is a cultural problem, but thinks Appalachian students are a lot more open-minded than other places. “If people don’t care about recycling, if people don’t care about waste, they are just going to throw things out,” Criqui said. “If people don’t care about consumerism problems with overconsumption, that’s always going to be a problem.” Criqui said Appalachian students are more sustainability-minded than a lot of students in other parts of the country. “If you took an App-sized chunk from the rest of America and compared it to us, I think that we would be a lot better,” he said.

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Students celebrate Eid-al-Adha with MSA Review: by EMMA SPECKMAN Senior A&E Reporter

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he Muslim Student Assocation hosted its annual potluck celebrating Eid-al-Adha Friday night in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium. The potluck gave attendees a chance to share stories about Muslim culture, watch traditional dances and try food from other nationalities. During the potluck, members of the club sold “evil-eye” bracelets and offered to draw Henna tattoos. Profits went to help Syrian refugees. “This is the third year as a club putting it on,” said MSA President Lena Aloumari. “Each year it’s getting better and bigger.” Usually translated to “Feast of the Sacrifice,” Eid-al-Adha is an Islamic holiday that commemorates Abraham’s devotion to God.  According to scripture, in order to test Abraham’s devotion, God asked him to sacrifice his first-born son Ishmael. Abraham agreed, but at the last moment God intervened and provided him with a ram to sacrifice instead. Guests were encouraged to bring dishes that represented their personal culture and heritage. Aloumari brought traditional Egyptian food that her mother had given her recipes for. “The majority of club members are non-Muslim, white Christian people interested in learning about the culture and religion,” Aloumari said. “Our whole club

by EMMA SPECKMAN Senior A&E Reporter

Editor’s Note: The following reflects the opinions of the author.

Maggie Cozens | The Appalachian

Senior biology major Puja Gosai serves a student during the Muslim dinner event Friday evening in the Solarium. The event invited all students to come and enjoy an authentic Middle Eastern meal while raising awareness for the conflict in Syria.

is based on diversity. That’s why we’re under Multicultural Student Development.” This year, the feast began Oct. 26, but due to scheduling conflicts, MSA chose to push the potluck back. Aloumari, who used to live in

Egypt, wanted the event to be done as traditionally as possible. “It’s a different way of celebrating over there. Everyone has school or work off,” Aloumari said.  “I skipped all my classes Friday to have time to cook and get everything ready.”

Gus Pena, the club’s faculty advisor, said the goal behind MSA events is to “get beyond stereotypes.” “I’m hoping that events like these will allow us to draw similarities and come together,” Pena said.

Professional dancer Paul Ibey brings knowledge of Butoh dance to Appalachian during residency by CONNOR CHILDERS

Senior A&E Reporter

The upcoming Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble will feature an original composition by professional dancer Paul Ibey. From Nov. 5 to 9, Ibey established a residency at the university to see the performance of “Korrat” through. “Korrat” is the Albanian word for harvest and refers to the cyclical motions of life. “It’s a personal reaction to what we’ve done to the environment,” Ibey said. “I mean, we’ve totally destroyed it. It’s a reaction to technology. I find it all moving too quickly for me these days.” “Korrat” was performed last Saturday, but Ibey also directed another dance, “Le Martyre,” which will be performed Wednesday through Saturday as part of the Fall Appalachian Dance Ensemble. Both dances are considered Butoh performances. Butoh, also called the Dance of Darkness or the Dance of Death, is a dance that was created by Japanese dancer Tatsumi Hiji-

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Guest artist Paul Ibey presented his original butoh choreography “Korrat” Saturday in Valborg Theatre. Ibey spent a week-long residency with students in the Department of Theater and Dance teaching classes in ballet and Butoh, a dance form that originated in Japan in the mid 20th century.

kat in the late 1950s. Characterized by slow yet rigid movements, Butoh was created as a reaction to the bombings of

Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The dancers are often covered in a white body make up and some dancers shave their heads.

But the dance is not easy for all. Alex Smith, an independent artist based in Blowing Rock, danced in

“Korrat.” “It is challenging in a physical way because the process of arriving is such an elongated sort of time which is different than my own particular movement,” Smith said. “I do a lot of my own choreography and my flow tends to be very athletic and with momentum.” Smith and Ibey have known each other for about 12 years and have been preparing for “Korrat” longer than Ibey has been in Boone. “The week before last I actually traveled to Toronto where [Ibey] is based and we worked on this piece pretty intently all week last week,” Smith said. “We’ve also been rehearsing every day this week while he’s been doing a residency in the theatre and dance department.” But despite the challenges, Ibey’s intentions were to expose students to a different style of dance. “What I really want the students to take away from [Butoh] is being able to use it though process, and connecting with the emotions so they can apply it to other things,” he said.

ASU Students for Local Change host discussion panel to clarify confusion about the Occupy movement by EMMA SPECKMAN Senior A&E Reporter

One of the primary criticisms of the Occupy movement has been its apparent lack of a unifying purpose. Advocates for the Occupy movement disagree, and complain that media coverage has done nothing to show the true intentions of the movement. In response, five university students who attended the Occupy anniversary in New York City in August decided to host a discussion panel last Thursday to clear up any confusion about the group and movement. Some of the questions focused on the structure of Occupy. “I was impressed by how they broke it down,” said Cameron Keener, sophomore political science major, to the audience. “It’s selfsustainable. Anything the movement would need came from the movement itself.” According to the occupiers, the

way big rallies like the one in New York are set up is that protesters split off into “affinity groups” that focus on the grievances they are most concerned about. The biggest groups were the 99 percent, the national debt and the environment. Each group had a representative from the lawyers guild who was prepared to bail out any member who was arrested. “[At Occupy events], the group is not accountable to the leader,” said junior global studies major Angel Cordero.  “The leader is accountable to the group.” Despite the different ideologies that come together to make up the Occupy group, Keener insisted that everyone in the movement is on the same side. Sophomore sustainable development major Hugh Harper was also quick to defend the Occupy movement. “Occupy is not a revolutionary movement,” Harper said.  “It’s a necessary step.”

James Bond fans rejoiced as the latest installment in the “007” franchise opened in theaters last Friday. “Skyfall” is the third Bond film to star Daniel Craig as the leading role. The title is a reference to Bond’s childhood home in rural Scotland, where the final, major battle is played out. The most descriptive word that comes to mind after seeing “Skyfall” is “British.” In a way, “007” is one of the last great remnants of the British Empire, and this film acknowledges that and accordingly focuses heavily on what makes one English. From M and Bond’s cool aloofness and arching accents to the frequent shots of London’s skyline and union flags, Bond’s Englishness is ubiquitous. Perhaps as a nod to the 50th anniversary of the franchise, “Skyfall” makes frequent references to past Bond movies – most notably with the inclusion of the iconic Aston Martin car from “Goldfinger,” which is the very same down to the license plate number and sticker on the back. And no Bond film would be complete without a perfectly vile villain. Javier Bardem fills the role so completely in the character of Silva, a former agent of M’s who holds her responsible for the years he was tortured by the Chinese. With such a personal mission, Bond’s loyalties to Queen and country are tested and the relationship between M and 007 is unveiled a little. This is also a Bond film that takes death much more seriously than previous ones. In an especially poignant scene, Dame Judy Dench as M stands with her head down in front of a line of Union flagdraped coffins, as if asking herself “is this all worth it?” In fact, that is a theme that runs through the entire movie. The film plays with both Craig’s and Bond’s advancing age. Frequent references are made to the tune of whether or not 007 has “still got it.” One example is the hiring of a cheeky tech guy who looks about 12 years old but clearly knows much more about computers than Bond ever will. Predictably and endearingly, in the end it’s clear that of course he’s still got it. He’s Bond. James Bond.


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Five Appalachian students who joined the Occupy movement in New York held a panel in Belk Library and Information Commons last Thursday to clarify and discuss the movement.




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Spring Counseling Center groups

Understanding Self and Others Group—Issues commonly addressed vary from depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-esteem, issues of family conflict or abuse, etc. Students who want to resolve specific concerns as well as those seeking personal growth are welcome. Mondays 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesdays 1:30-3 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. USOGet Moving (moving your body to increase wellness- see below for details), Wednesdays 2:30-4 p.m., Thursdays 1:30-3 p.m. (Transitions to ASU Group, doesn’t start until October) and USO-DOG 3:30-5 p.m. (group Therapy with co-leaders and a therapy dog) Lesbian/Gay /Bisexual Therapy Group—This group will present an opportunity for lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals to explore life challenges. Fridays 1-2:30 p.m. Painful Pasts, Promising Futures Group—This group is designed for those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives or who come from backgrounds in which they did not feel safe. Wednesdays 3-4:30 p.m. Transgender Therapy Group—This group is similar to the “Understanding Self and Others” group in that a variety of issues will be explored in a safe and supportive environment. Wednesdays 5-6:30 p.m. (For information contact Sheri Clark: 262-3180 or Food/Mood Group—This group is designed for students who use food and/or exercise to cope in ways that would be considered “unhealthy”. To Be Determined. An Introduction to Mindfulness Group—Mindfulness involves stepping out of “auto-pilot” reactions and learning to pay more attention to our present experiences. Mondays 3:30-5 p.m. USO-Get Movin’ Active Bodies Healthy Minds—Did you know that exercise is one of the best mental health interventions we know of? Tuesdays 3-4:30 p.m. To get started with a Counseling Center group, come to the Counseling Center during Walk-In Clinic, call 262-3180 or visit our website for more information www.counseling. If you are interested in group but these times do not work for you, please get in touch with Chris Carden at 262-3180 or

Music therapy group at Wellness

Are you looking for support in making a lifestyle change or recovery regarding alcohol, substance use, or other addictive behaviors? Music therapy may help you in this journey! No musical training or experience is needed, and a variety of musical experiences will be used. For more information, call 262-3148, or come by the ASU Student Wellness Center, 2nd Floor Annas Support Building, beside Health Service), starting in October, date and time TBD.

13th annual Queer Film Series begins

The 13th Annual Queer Film Series continues today, at 7:30 p.m. in Library 114, Facing Mirrors (Iran, 2011, Unrated, 102 min., in Farsi with English subtitles) - The first narrative film from Iran to feature a transgender main character, Facing Mirrors is a story of an unlikely and daring friendship that develops despite social norms and traditional beliefs. Rana drives a cab in order to survive financially and pay off the debt that keeps her husband in prison. By chance, she picks up Eddie, who’s on the run and desperately awaiting the passport he needs to leave the country. When the religious and inexperienced Rana learns that her wealthy passenger is FTM, conflicts arise, but maybe they also can help each other out of their dire situations. Winner of the Best Feature-Length Movie of the 36th annual Frameline LGBT Film Festival. Also, four special screenings sponsored by APPS Films with a panel organized by QFS: Monday, Nov. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium, Bully (USA, 2011, Unrated, 98 min.) - This documentary, directed by Sundance and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, offers an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying has touched five kids and their families. Filmed over the course of the 2009/2010 school year, Bully opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, including 16 year old lesbian, Kelby, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be kids” clichés, and it captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, in communities and in society as a whole. A discussion panel will take place between showings each night. All movies are free and open to the public. Discussions follow the films.

Flu vaccine clinics for students

Students, don’t spend weeks sick in bed, missing classes and finals. Protect your health by getting your free flu vaccination. A Daily Flu Vaccination Clinic will be held MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), at Student Health Service, 2nd floor Miles Annas Building (post office building). After Hours Flu Vaccination Clinics will be held Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., Student Recreation Center.

New tool to aid students to plan

DegreeWorks, a web-based academic advising and degree audit tool, is now available to students at Appalachian State University. It is an academic planning tool with real-time counseling capabilities, giving students meaningful and consistent direction and providing advisors and student records managers with up-to-date curriculum information. With a theme of “Finish in Four,” the Division of Academic Affairs has implemented the degree audit tool for students in response to a request from the Student Government Association to help students navigate curriculum requirements and keep them on track towards completing their college degree in four years. “We believe DegreeWorks will empower students to assume more responsibility for taking the appropriate classes required in their intended major,” said Susan Davies, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management at Appalachian. “This online tool makes degree requirements more transparent for the student, which will free up time in their advising appointments to focus on career aspiration rather than asking ‘What classes do I need to take,’” she said. DegreeWorks allows students to explore “what if” scenarios, such as how a change in their major will impact the number of additional courses that will be required to graduate in four years.

A Service of the Division of Student Development

Freshmen who entered Appalachian this fall learned about DegreeWorks during summer orientation. Rather than keeping up with paper degree checklists used in the past, they and other students will have access to their program of study 24 hours a day through the web-based program. In the next year, additional options will be added to DegreeWorks. Students will have an opportunity to create a fouryear plan using a curriculum planning tool, and academic departments will be able to use that information to better understand demand for certain classes when they are creating departmental class schedules. More information about DegreeWorks is available at http://

BSA to host ‘Adopt-A-Family’

Black Student Association will host an “Adopt-A-Family” Event with Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17. Events include: Today- 7 p.m., Broyhill Inn Ballroom, “Are you my n*gga or not?”; Nov. 17, “Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day.”; Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m., Belk Library, “Innocence and the Death Penalty: Featuring Darryl Hunt.”; Nov. 28, 6 p.m., Legends, “Kwanza Celebration.”

Register for the Gobbler 5K Race

Registration is now open for the Gobbler 5K, a race scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m. at Duck Pond Field. The cost is $16 and includes: race day t-shirt; warm cobbler; entertainment. Register by Nov. 13 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. All proceeds support International Service-Learning Scholarships (ACT) and the Community Care Clinic. For more information contact Jessica Blanford,

Logo, Video contest; Win money!

Appalachian’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Marketing Team is hosting two contests for Appalachian students, a logo and video contest. The contests provide opportunities for students to exhibit their artistic abilities while helping to advertise Appalachian’s Global Learning QEP. The QEP’s theme is “Global Learning: A World of Opportunities for Appalachian Students.” Prizes are: First place, $500; Second place, $300; Third place: $200. The logo must convey the spirit of Appalachian and global learning. The emphasis is on global learning opportunities here on campus. The use of the phrase “Global Learning” within the logo is at your discretion. It is not mandatory. Entrants can use official Appalachian marks from the virtual toolbox, but must not alter them in any way. Official Guidelines. Logos must have all original content; contestants cannot use unauthorized, copyrighted material. Both full color and black and white versions of the logo must be submitted. Logo images must be scalable from thumbnail to billboard size. The contest is open only to current Appalachian students. Students may enter individually, or in a group of no more than two students (this includes undergraduate and graduate students). All logos become the property of Appalachian State University upon submission. Complete an entry form and submit your logo via email to Terri Lockwood at or send DVD submissions to Terri Lockwood, 1028 Anne Belk Hall. Submissions are due by 5 p.m., Nov. 30. The video must convey the spirit of Appalachian and global learning. The emphasis is on global learning opportunities here on campus. Describe what the QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan) is and why it is important. The contest is open only to current Appalachian students. Students may enter individually or in a group of no more than four students (this includes undergraduate and graduate students). Only one submission per individual/group. Videos must comply with the Student Code of Conduct. Videos must have all original content, music, images, etc.; contestants cannot use unauthorized, copyrighted material. The video should not be longer than two minutes or shorter than 30 seconds. Please do not submit videos produced via cellphones - submissions will be judge on video quality. All videos become the property of Appalachian State University upon submission. Complete the entry form and email videos to or send a DVD to Terri Lockwood, 1037 Anne Belk Hall. Submissions are due by 5 p.m., Dec. 7.

Mountain photo contest opens

The 10th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is accepting submissions through 5 p.m. Nov.16. This competition celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians and it attracts entries from across the United States. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit entries at A panel of professional photographers will review all entries and select those that will be displayed in exhibition at Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts March 1 through Aug. 16, 2013. The judges will also select the final winners that will be showcased during the exhibition. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is a partnership among Appalachian’s Outdoor Programs, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. For more information about this photography competition, please visit, or call Outdoor Programs at 828-262-2475.

Remember ASU’s deployed troops

The Office of Student Development is asking for your assistance in sending care packages in mid- November to our deployed students. There are two “drop off” points: 109 B. B. Dougherty Administration Building and under the stairs in the “International Hallway” next to Crossroads, 1st floor Plemmons Student Union. The Office of Student Development will package and mail the boxes. We would like to have everything ready to package by Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. The following are suggested items: ASU ITEMS, Pins, Flags, Pennants, Magnets. Food items suggested are: Granola Bars, Hard Candies (including Tootsie Pops), Trail mix, sunflower seeds, peanuts, Water flavoring packets (hot item!!), Lunchables, Microwavable popcorn, soup, mac/cheese, Beef jerky (hot item!!!), Small cans of beanie weenies, Bagged Tuna. Personal care items suggested are: Toothbrushes, T-shirts (Large and X Large), Toothpaste, Floss, Deodorant, Cough drops, Magazines, Paperback books, Telephone cards, Baby wipes, Foot powder (hot item!!!). Other items are: Rubics Cube (great stress reliever), Twenty ?’s or other games, Reading Items. Items that cannot be sent include: Any used items; no expired dates on food items; Chocolate; Home-baked food; Glass or Aerosols; Lighters, matches, or lighter fluid. And, lastly, a personal note is always welcome! Below are the names of the students we have on file that are deployed at this time. We welcome any changes to the list, if needed. Current

Deployed Students are: Ryan Pope, Michael Simmons, Ethan Smith, Ryan Smith. We also have a former ASU student who was severely injured in Afghanistan a couple of weeks ago. (Go to ) We also like to send “Well Wishes from ASU” to James Pierce.

Get published in The Peel

The Peel Literature and Arts Review is accepting submissions of all media, including poetry, photography, short stories, illustrations, etc. Deadline is Nov. 20 at midnight. For information about submitting, visit pagesmith/5. For questions, email

Who’s Who nominations underway

Each year, Appalachian State University participates in the Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges Program. This program recognizes students for academic and leadership excellence. Students are selected for this honor based on the following criteria: scholarship abilities, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to the community and Appalachian State University, and potential for future achievement. Currently enrolled undergraduate students who have earned at least 75 semester hours prior to fall semester, 2012; have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50; and have not been previously elected to Who’s Who are eligible for nomination. The selection procedure offers students the opportunity to nominate themselves. The nomination form is located at www.studentdev.appstate. edu by choosing Leadership and Service Awards, and then selecting Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges. All nominations must be submitted electronically. Nominations close at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. If you have questions, please contact Micki Early,, or 262-2060 in the Office of Student Development.

International Fair set for Wednesday The Office of International Education and Development (OIED) would like to invite the campus community to attend the 8th Annual International Fair on Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Blue Ridge Ballroom, 2nd floor of the Plemmons Student Union. The International Fair will introduce students to nearly 70 newly approved faculty-led study abroad programs offered in over 30 countries this year. The International Fair will also feature representatives of other study abroad opportunities and international ventures available to students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian. Free food and refreshments will be served.

Opera favorites to be performed

Selections from “La Traviata,” “Carmen,” “Casi fan tutte” and other works from well-known operas and American musical theater will be performed Wednesday and Thursday at Appalachian State University. The Hayes School of Music’s Opera Workshop will perform the selections beginning at 8 p.m. both nights in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free. The program, titled “A Mélange of Melodies and Moods,” will treat the audience with solos, duets and ensemble pieces by Mozart, Verdi, Bernstein and others. The program includes “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Traviata,” “Ohio” from Leonard Bernstein’s “Wonderful Town,” “Sailor’s Aria” from Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aenea,” “Chorus of Cigarette Girls” from George Bizet’s “Carmen,” ‘”Make Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s “Candide” and “Drinking Song” from Sigmund Romberg’s “The Student Prince.” Dr. Randal Outland from the Hayes School of Music is the producer/director for the workshop performances. Adjunct faculty member Tammy Griffin is the assistant director. The singers will be accompanied by pianist Aaron Ames, who also is the music coordinator for the performances, keyboardist Ward Francis, violinist Patrick Jones, bass player James Emery and percussionists Adam King and Mitch Greco.

2012 Multicultural programming Fall Programs Tuesday, Nov. 27, Legends Nightclub, 6 p.m., Kwanzaa Celebration. Kwanzaa is the first African American holiday established in the United States. Friday, Nov 30, Blue Ridge Ballroom, 5 p.m., Find Yosef a Holiday Festival. This fair-style event offers an “a la carte menu” of the images, sounds, foods, and activities that represent winter holidays from around the world. Attendees will learn in fun and interactive ways about many international holidays, cultures and customs. Spring 2013 Programs Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Holmes Center, 7 p.m., The 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration: An Evening with Maya Angelou. Dr. Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary black literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves; Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. Dr. Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928, in St. Louis was raised in segregated rural Arkansas. She is a poet, historian, author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director. She lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad and is a lifetime Reynolds professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina since 1981. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, Blue Ridge Ballroom, 7 p.m. “Hidden Voices: The Lives of Queer Muslims.” Participants will learn about sexual and gender minorities within the Muslim world and examine the complex intersection of Islam, sexuality and gender. Faisal Alam is a queer-identified Muslim activist of Pakistani descent. At age 19, while trying to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, Faisal organized the firstever gathering of LGBT Muslims, which led to the founding of Al-Fatiha, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex & questioning (LGBTIQ) Muslims, and their allies. Today, Al-Fatiha has sister organizations around the world including Canada, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine & Indonesia.


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THE APPALACHIAN Your student newspaper since 1934 MICHAEL BRAGG


Female nudity in films excessive, unacceptable



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KAITLIN NEWKIRK Think back to the last time you saw a movie – do you remember how much nudity was in the flim? Was it male or female nudity? The thing these days is for women to appear nude more often than men in movies. Female nudity is just more acceptable than male nudity. And heaven forbid a man actually strips. Suddenly, the whole scene becomes comical. Take “Forgetting Sarah Mar-

shall,” for example. Jason Segel aren’t turned off.” stands naked swinging his hips So female nudity is okay beand it’s funny. cause guys want to see it? It seems that in our society, I don’t think women would female nudity oppose seeing a has become more little male nudity normal, or at least Women no longer have in movies. Howmore prominent. ever, I don’t think to just sit back and The Motion look pretty, so why not most females Picture Associawants to see topintegrate that into the tion of America less women every film industry as well? 10 minutes. has even shown the double stanThe issue here dards of the film is that our society industry by warning viewers has made female nudity common when there is male nudity, but and male nudity taboo, which labeling female nudity as just nu- isn’t fair to either gender. dity. The male body is slowly beBrian Patrick Thornton from coming more acceptable, mostly Spangle Magazine claims that on a comical level. Is this not offemale nudity is less controversial fensive to the men? Is this not because “straight men are turned suggesting that male sexuality is on by the sight” and “women not attractive, and therefore it’s

shown to make people laugh? We are desensitized to female nudity, since it has occurred in excess in the media over the past few decades. Even I just shrug it off as normal when I see a nude woman in the movies. But women like to have a sense of mystery about themselves, just as men do. The film industry strips this away. Women have gradually become more equal in our country. So why does it seem they are nude way more than men? Women no longer have to just sit back and look pretty, so why not integrate that into the film industry as well?

Newkirk, a junior English major from Wilmington, is an opinion writer.


Computer science deserves more consideration

RYAN SCOTT As a computer science major, I believe the proposal to move five faculty offices and three workrooms of the Department of Computer Science would have a harmful effect on the department and its students. According to an article in The Appalachian, Di-

rector of Fermentation Sciences Seth Cohen said location decisions were made by the Space Committee “based on criteria they deemed most important.” While there are many facets to this issue, I feel the effect it will have on the department and students was overlooked. I have a busy schedule, and even though my professor is in her office many different times during the week, only one of those times fits with my schedule. If her office is moved, that will further decrease the amount of time I have

to come to her for help. “To physically separate [the professors and students], the disadvantage would be the breaking up of the community,” said James Wilkes, chair of the Department of Computer Science, in the article. Freshman computer science major Dixon Styres said the move would be detrimental to both the professors and students. Styres said if the community were to be separated, “a crucial link would be broken in the studentteacher relationship.” Styres went on to say that if the possible move were to occur, students

“would feel detached from the teachers.” The Department of Computer Science has a distinguished professor and the director of the Academy of Science. This proposed move would uproot the work all those who have helped bring the program to prominence have done, and hinder its progress. The Department of Fermentation Sciences is a program that just started enrolling students this fall. Why is this new, untested program’s needs being considered over the needs of a successful and well established program?

While I love my computer science classes, they are extremely difficult. In order to succeed, I need help from my professors and the computer science community as a whole. If the proposed move of the department were to take place, it would make it much more difficult for me, and students like me, to succeed. I just hope those making this decision keep the students they want to help in consideration. Scott, a sophomore computer science major from Huntersville, is an opinion writer.



Encourage celebrations

RYAN SCOTT In the first round of the 4AA state playoffs, West Mecklenburg quarterback Jalan McClendon was ejected from the game after celebrating a touchdown. After he ran for a touchdown, McClendon pretended to rip open his jersey, emulating the signature celebration of the Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton. Imitating Newton’s “Superman” move is simply a quick celebration, and does not portray the poor sportsmanship he was ejected for. There’s a point where celebration does cross a line, but Newton’s move does not come close. “...I don’t think my celebration is anything derogatory of any sort,” Newton told last Thursday. West Mecklenburg coach Jeff Caldwell also told he doesn’t think it’s different when kids celebrate and jump on each other. We see celebrations like this all the time on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. What makes it off limits Friday night? Tim Tebow’s “Tebowing” move, Tiger Woods’ fist pump and shout and Aaron Rodger’s championship belt pose are all celebrations we cheer for. Why are celebrations not okay for high school athletes? Football is a game, and high school kids all across the country play it. Let them have fun. If they achieve something great like a touchdown, let them celebrate it. Scott, a sophomore computer science major from Huntersville, is an opinion writer.

Andrew Cox | The Appalachian


Humanity cannot be free without women’s liberation

AUSTIN MANN This past week, I had a very interesting conversation. One of my friends voiced support for President Barack Obama, a position I take major offense with. After telling her about the Obama Administration’s horrible civil and human rights abuse both here and overseas, I was greeted with a response that shed new light on the way our political system is perceived.

Her response was that, even though she did not love supporting Obama, he was better than Gov. Mitt Romney. This made little sense to me, as both sported nearly identical agendas: the continued support for big business and imperialism. However, I failed to see things from her point of view, soley because I don’t think like a woman. While I would not classify either the Democrats or Republicans as feminists, there is a certain distinction to be made between their positions. While the Democrats advocate some form of liberal feminism, the Republicans advance the cause of backward gender roles, seeking to strip away women’s rights and freedoms.

While it is true that liberal feminism has resulted in positive change for women, it has its limits. Even with a new sense of freedom and relative equality, women still are a minority and in an oppressed condition. Women have the unique ability to bear children, and this lays the basis for modern patriarchy to flourish. Because of their status as generational producers, women are denied the right to control their own bodies and are oppressed by economic inequalities. Today’s patriarchy is a fusion of class oppression and gender oppression, where the class system causes women’s suffering and oppression. There are two parts to solving this problem: legality

and accessibility. Women must have control over their own bodies, and this includes the right to an abortion. But, legalizing abortion will not solve the problem. What of the millions of working-class women who cannot access abortion? We must guarantee equal opportunities for women, and the only way to do this is to abolish the class system. Abolishing the class system will not only benefit women, but will also benefit all those who have to work for their wages. The bottom line is this: we cannot liberate humanity without liberating women. Mann, a freshman computer science major from Raleigh, is an opinion writer.


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Offensively, wide receiver, Andrew Peacock had a career day with 11 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. The former high school quarterback also threw a touchdown pass on the first attempt of his collegiate career. “We had been repping that play all week,” Peacock said. “They played it a little different than we repped it, so we adjusted to it on the run. That’s why the ball was kind of a little wobbly, but we made it work. Touchdown.” But despite the win, the team wants to continue improving. “It feels good because we had a lot of bumps in the road and a lot of naysayers that said we couldn’t do it,” quarterback Jamal Jackson said. “But we are not satisfied with this. We’ve got four more games to go to get to our ultimate goal.” Next Sunday, the team will find out where they stand when the NCAA Division I Football Championship bracket is announced.

Photos by Paul Heckert | The Appalachian

(Left) Coach Jerry Moore cheers on the football team from the sidelines during Saturday’s game against Furman. Appalachian went on to take the victory and win the SoCon championship. (Above) Wide reciever Andrew Peacock brushes off a Furman defender for a touchdown with 24 seconds left in the second quarter. ASU held off the Paladins for a 33-28 win to take the SoCon championship, sharing the title with Georgia Southern and Wofford.


Women’s basketball wins season opener against Lees-McRae, 91-54 by KAITLYN THRUSTON Senior Sports Reporter

Justin Perry | The Appalachian

Senior forward Anna Freeman looks for an open teammate during the game against Lees-McRae. The Mountaineers defeated the Bobcats 91-54.

Appalachian State University women’s basketball triumphed over Lees–McRae 91-54 in the season opener Friday night at the Holmes Convocation Center. The Mountaineers opened the game looking sluggish, falling behind seven points (10-3) early in the game while the Bobcats offense came out on fire. “We have a tendency to play down to someone’s level and not to ours,” said head coach Darcie Vincent. “This was a challenge for us to put 40 minutes together of App State basketball.” Appalachian looked to whittle the lead down and made a quick 5-0 run to make it 10-8 before tying the game 17-17 on a threepointer made by Anna Freeman with over 10 minutes left to play in the half. The Bobcats fought back and made it 21-19 with a jumper from Alyssa Munson, but App

State took the lead for good when LaShawna Gatewood put in an easy layup, giving the Mountaineers a 23-21 lead. Appalachian took its first double-digit lead (43-33) after Courtney Freeman was able to link up a pair of free throws in the final two minutes and went into the half with a 45-36 lead. It seemed that the Mountaineers were able to get their missing spark back after the first half. The women began to step up both offensively and defensively. Appalachian easily found their stride early in the second half as they began to pull away from Lees-McRae. The Black and Gold never led by less than 25 points the rest of the game. “Every game you play is a learning experience for us,” Vincent said. “I think the biggest thing that I’ve learned is we’ve got to be more defensively focused than what we do game style.” Courtney Freeman led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-14


shooting while teammate Anna Freeman scored 18 and made four assists. Maryah Sydnor had 15 points and eight boards and Kelsey Sharkey added 12 points and eight rebounds. Michelle Taylor, in her eighth collegiate start, scored five points, five assists and racked up three steals. Appalachian State finished with 37 rebounds while holding LeesMcRae to 27. The Mountaineers forced 27 turnovers and tallied 21 steals while committing 25 turnovers of their own. The Black and Gold shot a notable 52.9 percent (37-of-70) from the floor. “I think it was good to start with this game because we can see what we need to work on with a team that’s not to the level that our conference is going to be,” Kelsey Sharkey said. “So we can make adjustments before we get there.” The Mountaineers return to the court when they head to Virginia Tech on Wednesday. The game is slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff in Blacksburg, Va.

Mountaineers win home opener thanks to fast start by ANDREW CLAUSEN Senior Sports Reporter

A crowd of 2,201 came out to see Appalachian get their first win in the season opener at Holmes Convocation Center. The Mountaineers (1-0) beat Montreat College (1-2) 86-50, carrying on the tradition of winning by an average of 22.5 points in the all-time series. ASU came out gunning, going on a 28-5 run to start the game. Sophomore guard Tab Hamilton was on fire to start from deep, connecting on six three-pointers in the first half, one away from making the top 10 three-pointers made in Mountaineer history. “I wasn’t really thinking about [the record],” Hamilton said. “I was spreading the floor. When I spread the floor, I get open shots and after two or three of them, the goal started getting bigger and things got easier.” Hamilton would lead Appalachian in scoring with 18 points, followed closely by freshman Frank Eaves with 16 and senior Nathan Healy with 12. Suffocating defensive pressure kept the Cavs from getting any kind of flow to their offense. Montreat would only have

one assist in the half and four total, while Appalachian dished out 15 total. The second half showed more of an effort from Montreat, but head coach Jason Capel thought that was because they “let off the gas a bit.” “When you’re the better team, we’re supposed to put teams away,” Capel said. “As a young team, we aren’t good enough to let off the gas against anyone. We need a relentless attitude and relentless pursuit for 40 minutes.” The Mountaineers pounded the glass, out-rebounding Montreat 48-31, something Capel said they have to do more if they want to win. “We’ve stressed it from day one. I think we’re a team that is going to get better and better,” he said. “I think we’re a talented team. We have some really good pieces. But we’re not good enough to not do the fundamental things it takes to win, like execution and having passion and energy about us.” Jay Canty, in his first game since transferring last year from Xavier, was the only Mountaineer to reach double-digit rebounds, with 12. Michael Obacha and Tommy Spagnolo followed with seven and six rebounds, respectively.

Justin Perry | The Appalachian

Freshman guard Chris Burgess dribbles the ball down the court during the game against Montreat. The Mountaineers defeated Montreat 86-54.


Cancer stops rugby player from playing, but not from fighting By ANDREW CLAUSEN Senior Sports Reporter

Rugby is one of the more physical games in the world of sports. It involves tackling and climbing on top of others to reach the ball. But for one member of the woman’s rugby team, getting to the ball isn’t her biggest battle. Sophomore criminal justice major Kristen Owens was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the beginning of the year. “After the second day of practice, I started having a bad pain in my lower abdomen,” Owens said. “I went home the next weekend to have it checked out and the doctors found a tumor on my ovary and did emergency surgery to remove it.” She began chemotherapy a month ago. Teammate Madison Brubaker said she hasn’t seen Owens falter since the diagnoses. “She is an amazingly strong person,” Brubaker said. “She takes every day and every new hurtle with stride. She is prepared to fight this cancer and to beat it.” The women’s rugby team head coach Ken Muir said they are wor-

ried about her, and so the team has “pulled together to support her in any way it can.” Owens started losing her hair from the chemo and decided to shave it. Three girls on the team shaved theirs to support her. “The team has been really amazing with their support through all this,” Owens said. The men’s and women’s rugby teams hosted Rucktoberfest, a week of competition of teams in their conference. Owen’s team made her shirts with her nickname, Wally, on the front and “Save the lady parts!” on the back. “We also dedicated the Rucktoberfest tournament championship to her, and I’m happy to say the team came through with a hardfought 13-12 victory over the number five team in the country,” Muir said. Owens has not played rugby this semester, but she has remained optimistic. “This cancer has definitely changed my outlook on sports and even life,” Owens said. “I now know how much of a family the rugby team is and how supportive they are.”

Kristen Owen | Photo Courtesy

Kristen Owen stands with her fellow rugby players Miranda Miller, Abbey McLure, Mallory Johnston and Tory Wiener at Rucktoberfest on Oct. 27. Owen was diagnosed with cancer and started chemotherapy about a month ago.

“Even people I don’t know will come up to me and tell me to keep fighting and that they’re keeping me in their thoughts and prayers. It’s really inspiring.”

But Owens acknowledged that her journey is not easy. “If I had to tell other younger people something about going through this, it would be to just

keep fighting,” Owens said. “It’s a journey and definitely not an easy one, but with plenty of people supporting you, you can get through anything.”

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