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Trey Henderson Editor-in-Chief For the first time in ERAU history, EDM (electronic dance music) has been brought to campus. The late night hours of Saturday, Nov. 23, found the Student Center ablaze in blacklights, glowsticks, and laserlight. In conjunction with The WIKD 102.5, Touch-N-Go productions
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hosted Glowkids and Fuse on their College Invasion tour for an unforgettable experience for all in attendance. Demand was high for the inaugural EDM Night. By 9 p.m., the line extended outside the front doors of the Student center and begun wrapping around the building. Over 500 students partook in the limited-access, EagleCard-only event by the end of the night.
All Photos Credit: Trey Henderson, Matt Michlowitz, Dennis Hsu/The Avion Newspaper
Wu-Force to Make Appearance at ERAU Himani Parekh Staff Reporter On Feb. 7, 2014, the Wu-Force will be coming to Embry-Riddle as part of the Honors Series program. Comprised of singer and banjo player Abigail Washburn, multi-instrumentalist Kai Welch, and gu-zheng talent Wu Fei, the Wu-Force is an intense fusion of American and Chinese sounds. Each member of the trio brings an interesting blend of culture and creativity to the music. Washburn is fluent in Chinese, a TED ambassador, and one of the few foreign artists to tour regularly and independent-
ly in China. Welch, who plays keyboard, guitar, and trumpet, comes from what may be called a hippie background, having been born into a semi-nomadic tribe of homesteaders in Eastern Oregon. Fei, youngest of the trio, has made a name for herself as a composer and player of the gu-zheng, a Chinese version of a zither. The trio’s blend of Eastern and Western culture ties into Dr. Geoffrey Kain’s Honors Seminar on the Silk Road. Says Kain, “The Wu Force opportunity--which is a huge windfall--really grows out of my Honors Silk Road seminar. My
wife and I have been big fans of Abigail Washburn for a while, and I am well aware of Abigail’s being fluent in Chinese, along with her interesting approach to Chinese folk music with Appalachian bluegrass roots blended into a unique, sort of Indie genre that defies classification ... and I also knew she had done a Silk Road tour across northern China in 2011, I believe. So I thought, why not? I’ll give it a shot.” The event was originally going to feature just Washburn, but then the idea came up to bring in Wu Fei and have the Wu-Force perform, something that has
only happened twice previously. The Wu-Force will also be performing at New York’s GlobalFEST, a music festival featuring musicians from all over the world and musical styles that blend the lines between cultures and countries. The Wu-Force’s genre has thereby been described as “Appalachian
Chinese Avant-Folk.” The Wu-Force performance will be open free of charge to Embry-Riddle students with an Eagle Card. It will also be open to the public at $10 per ticket, with the proceeds going to the music program of an elementary school in Daytona Beach.
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Happy Holidays from The Avion! Trey Henderson Editor-in-Chief With the semester coming to an end, producing this last issue of The Avion was a bittersweet experience. We all hope you guys have enjoyed the design and content changes that we implemented at the beginning of this semester. A sleeker, more modern look and a greater emphasis on real industry news are just a couple things that we have focused on to improve your experience of the newspaper. As this is our last issue of the semester, all of us here at The Avion would like to wish you a great break and the best of luck on your final exams. While you ride out the remaining 4 days of classes and finals week, keep in mind that ERAU is putting on many study events. Hunt Library is featuring extended hours during finals week. Starting 7:15 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6 until 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Library will be open at all hours of the day (and night!). On study day (Friday, Dec. 6), the library will also be hosting “Cram with Cookies,” where you can study with free milk and cookies! Lastly, Sodexo and ERRSA will be hosting Midnight Breakfast in the Student Village Buffet with free sausage, pancakes and eggs from 10 p.m. to midnight on Dec. 5. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bohdi or Festivus, we hope that you have a great break and enjoy your time away from classes, tests and homework. We look forward to returning next semester for volume 139 of the newspaper, as we have a lot of big plans in store for your experience of The Avion! Keep following us for future updates and releases and be on the lookout for the first issue of spring to be on stands Jan. 21. If you have any tips, comments, or recommendations for the paper, please, email me any time at editor@ theavion.com. We are always open to comments!
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Useful Tips for Online Shopping This Holiday Season Barbara Chearney Information Technology Online holiday shopping season is in full swing. According to American Express, for the first time, more people are expected to shop online on Cyber Monday than visit brick and mortar stores on Black Friday. Shoppers are expected to spend nearly $62 billion online throughout the holiday season this year, up more than 15% from 2012. The use of mobile devices for online shopping (mcommerce) is projected to reach almost $10 billion for the 2013 holiday season, as more consumers are using these devices to compare prices, research products, locate stores and make purchases to a larger degree than ever before. Whether you’ll be conducting transactions from your desktop, laptop or mobile device, keep these tips in mind to help protect yourself from identity theft and other malicious activity on Cyber Monday and throughout the year: Secure your computer and mobile devices. Be sure your computer and mobile devices are current with all operating system and application software updates. Anti-virus and anti-spyware software should be installed, running and receiving automatic updates. Ensure you use a strong and unique password, which is not used for any other accounts. Set a timeout that requires authentication after a period of inactivity. Use mobile applications with caution. As devices such as smartphones and
tablets continue to gain popularity for online shopping, so too will the volume of attacks against them. Malware could be downloaded onto the device from seemingly legitimate shopping apps that can steal credit card and other sensitive information for transmission to cyber criminals. Update all apps when notified and disable Bluetooth and Near Field Communications when not in use to reduce the risk of your data—such as a credit card number—being intercepted by a nearby device. Know your online merchants. Limit online shopping to merchants you know and trust. Only go to sites by directly typing the URL in the address bar. If you are unsure about a merchant, check with the Better Business Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission. Confirm the online seller’s contact information in case you have questions or problems. Consider using an online payment system or credit card. Where available, you may want to use online payment services, which keep your credit card information stored on a secure server, and then let you make purchases online without revealing your credit card details to retailers. If you do pay online directly to the retailer, use a credit, not debit card. Credit cards are protected by the Fair Credit Billing Act and may reduce your liability if your information is used improperly. Look for “https” before you click “Purchase.” Before you submit your online transaction, make sure that the webpage address begins with “https.” The “s” stands
for secure and indicates that communication with the webpage is encrypted. A padlock or key icon in the browser’s status bar is another indicator. Also, make sure your browser is current and up-to-date. Do not respond to popups. When a window pops up promising you cash, bargains, or gift cards in exchange for your response to a survey or other questions, close it by pressing Control + F4 on Windows devices, or Command + W for Macs. Do not use public computers or public wireless access for your online shopping. Public computers and Wi-Fi hotspots are potentially insecure. Criminals may be intercepting traffic on public wireless networks to steal credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Care should be taken that the settings on your computer or device prevent it from automatically connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots. Secure your home Wi-Fi. Make sure you control who has administrative access, and that any users on your network authenticate with a strong password. Encryption settings should be enabled and strong - using WPA2 is recommended. Be alert for potential charity donation scams. Cyber criminals try to take advantage of people’s generosity during the holiday season and can use fake charity requests as a means to gain access to your information or computer/device. Think before clicking on emails requesting donations. Don’t give your financial or personal information over
email or text. Contribute by navigating to the trusted address of the charity, never through a link in an email. To check if an organization is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions, visit the IRS website (www.irs.gov/ Charities-&-Non-Profits/ Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check). If you would like to file a complaint, You may also contact the following: *Your State Attorney General’s Office (www. naag.org/current-attorneys-general.php) *Your State Consumer Agency (www.usa.gov/ directory/stateconsumer/ index.shtml) *The Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org) *The Federal Trade Commission (www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov) *Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3. gov/media/2010/101118. aspx) For additional information about safe online shopping, go to: *US-CERT (www. us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST07001.html) *OnGuard Online (www. onguardonline.gov/articles/0020-shopping-online) *Microsoft (www. microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/ online-shopping.aspx) *Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (www.privacyrights.org/Privacy-WhenYou-Shop) Have questions? Contact ITSupport@erau.edu or 386-226-6990. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ EmbryRiddleIT for the latest IT-related news and updates.
Study Abroad in Santander Sue Macchiarella Director of Study Abroad Every ERAU student needs to have an international experience, and the best way to get that is through a Study Abroad program. Engineers have a unique opportunity to not only Study Abroad but to also obtain a significant stipend of $5000.
In Santander, which is one of Spain’s best kept secrets for foreign visitors, you’ll find a bustling city of young people with lots to see and do. This city is the perfect size to totally enjoy but not get lost in. While studying in Santander, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the local fare, visit the nearby cities of Bilbao and Gijon, relax on one of their
many beaches and travel around Spain or Europe in general. Trains are inexpensive and the common people mover. Available for Spring and Fall 2014, this program will be going away within the next few semesters. Study, culture, technology innovation, travel and pure fun await you. Your Study Abroad Director was
able to visit Santander (and surrounding areas) a few months ago and reported that the food was amazing. Don’t wait until it is too late to take advantage of this opportunity. Sign up before Nov. 22! If you are interested please contact the Study Abroad Office at dbstudy@ erau.edu or call 226-6215 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISPC to Host Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Christopher Heale ISPC Vice President Next Tuesday, Nov. 26, the International Student Programming Council (ISPC) will host its annual international thanksgiving dinner in the U.C. at 6 p.m.. The dinner is free to all international students and their families. The dinner will feature plenty of traditional thanksgiving food to go around, and there will also be a vegetarian option available for those who do not eat meat. There will be drinks, games, and prizes to keep you entertained throughout the evening.
The event last year featured the slightly peculiar, but supposedly traditional game of frozen turkey bowling. If you are an international student and are unaware of ISPC, then you have been missing out. Firstly, the word ‘programming’ in our title does not refer to computer programming, but the programming of events and trips for the international community. This semester alone, we had heavily discounted trips to St. Augustine and the outlet malls, as well as a trip to Universal Studios to experience the terror of Halloween Horror Nights.
We have hosted several popular soccer games and tournaments, as well as career advice for international students, dinners, paint balling, ice skating, and Kennedy Space Center trips amongst others.We have also started and are running, a successful mentoring program for incoming international freshmen students. If you would like to know more about us and want to be a part of our organization, be sure to join us on connections and facebook at www. facebook.com/Erau.ISPC. We look forward to meeting each and every one of you at the Thanksgiving dinner.
SGA to Bring Nightflight to Campus Leah Cornelius SGA Executive Assistant Fellow eagles, get excited for a brand new program coming in the near future. The Student Government Association and Campus Safety are partnering up to provide all students with a
service called Nightflight. Nightflight is a program that will escort students who feel unsafe or are injured from campus back to their dorm or vehicle in the evening or late hours of the night. If you’re on campus in the late evening and you feel uncomfort-
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able with a long walk back home, you will be able to call Campus Safety, and one of the Student Crime Prevention personnel will pick you up by golf cart and escort you back to your dorm or vehicle. The golf cart can fit up to six students, including the
Student Crime Prevention officer, in order to optimize the number of students that can be escorted at once. Anyone who is driving the golf cart is required to have taken a safety class and is expected to obey all traffic laws. This program is for all students, regardless if
you live on or off campus, and will run every night. Although Nightflight is primarily for students, faculty and staff can also utilize this service, especially those that have to work late. No one should ever feel unsafe on campus, and the SGA and Campus Safe-
ty want to ensure everyone makes it home safe and sound. Once all the logistics of Nightflight are worked out, more information will be available. If you have any questions or concerns, you are welcome to provide the SGA with any and all feedback.
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SGA Rep. Looks Back Before Graduation Ravi Gondaliya SGA Representative Hello! I hope all graduating seniors are excited about the upcoming graduation ceremony. My name is Ravi Gondaliya and I served as a Student Government’s College of Engineering Representative for Fall 2013. As we come closer to graduation, I am starting to feel the importance of friendships and bond I formed within SGA in mere four months. Even though SGA comprises of various branches,
divisions and many representatives, it’s just impeccable teamwork and warmth that motivates entire SGA to move forward. From the first day as a SGA Representative, it was unbelievable to watch such an incredibly friendly team work together. It felt like I knew SGA and their members from my freshmen semester. Now, in less than four months, when I look around, it’s amazing to see the friends with tremendous leadership and academic achievements everywhere. At the same
time, I feel sad that I have to leave such an amazing team. No matter what, one thing is certain, “Wherever EAGLES go, they LEAD”. So as I move forward to the next chapter of my life, I want to specially thank members of SGA, TouchN-Go Productions, Avion and entire ERAU for providing me the opportunity to serve the campus as a student leader. Whether it’s working as a Safety staff for Touch-N-Go Productions events or writing scholarly articles in Avion, the expe-
rience definitely helped me develop leadership skills as well help me create some life-long friends. I truly believe the common saying, “For every beginning there is an ending, with every ending there is a new beginning”. As I prepare to graduate ERAU and join ERAU Alumni community, I am excited about the bright future of SGA and ERAU community. Ever wondered what SGA has to offer? If yes, please contact me vie e-mail: email@example.com
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Airshow Center ICAS Convention Las Vegas, NV December 2-5, 2013
The International Council of Airshows will hold their annual industry convention in early December. The purpose of this event is to bring all the pilots, sponsors and venues under one roof to solidify schedules and sponsorships for the upcoming 2014 season. “Airshow Center” will return once pilots and venues begin to publicize their schedules. Until next time, fly safe! _________
This Week in Aviation History
Remembering ERAU’s Beginnings Harold Kosala V.P. 5BTFTS North America and South America During the early days of WW11, Embry-Riddle trained British pilots at Carlstrom Field, Arcadia, Florida and at Riddle Field, Clewiston Florida. The reason is that Germany was bombing England, and the Royal Air Force thought it would be safer to train their pilots in the U.S.A., and they got their approval from the U.S. Government. John Paul Riddle jumped at the chance and started training pilots at these two airfields. It was called Number 5, British Flying Training School (5BFTS). There were other schools located in other parts of the U.S. (Number 1 is at Terrell, Texas, and another one is in the Phoenix, Arizona area. About 1900
RAF pilots were trained by Embry Riddle. The new cadets then went back to England to be assigned to various places all over the world. After the war the group trained by Embry Riddle got together and formed Number 5 British Flying Training School Association. Ever year there has been a reunion, with a few at Embry-Riddle airfield areas. The first 5BFTS reunion was in Miami (when ER was Embry Riddle Aeronautical Institute) in about 1967. They had another at Clewiston a few years ago. Butmost of the yearly reunions were in England, with Bedford England the most popular. This past reunion in September 2013
was the last reunion since most of the cadets died and only few showed up. The remaining few said that maybe if they can get the interest up, maybe the families of the cadets can get together in Bedford for a 5BFTS Family reunion. As of now this reunion is not yet scheduled. At Arcadia, Florida every Memorial Day, at Oak Ridge Cemetary, there is a service for the 17 5BFTS cadets that died while in training, due to accidents,or sickness. They are buried there along with John Paul Riddle. Students of Embry-Riddle are always invited to attend and meet some early ER students or people who worked there. You can get more information about 5BFTS from www.5bfts.org.uk.
Nov 26, 2006
A United Airlines jet safely returns to Denver after suffering a Coyote strike on take off.
Nov 27, 1912
The aeronautical division of the US Army Signal Corps receives the first “flying boat”, a Curtiss Model F, capable of takeoff from water.
Nov 28, 1964
Mariner 4, NASA launches the first Mars fly-by spacecraft.
Nov 29, 1945
A U. S. Army Sikorsky R-5 helicopter off the coast of Long Island, New York, makes the first air-sea rescue.
Nov 29, 1974
First flight of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Nov 29, 1999
First flight of the Boeing F/A18E/F Super Hornet
Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Navy successfully conducts the first landbased catapult launch of the Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.
Nov 30, 1913
The first air-to-air dogfight, pilots from rival Mexican factions exchanged revolver shots in the air over Naco, Mexico.
Dec 1, 1910
All Photos Courtesy: Harold Kosala
FAA to Target Obese Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers
The Curtiss Aeroplane Company is founded.
Dennis Hsu Staff Reporter
Dec 1, 1941
Watch out obese pilots and ATC controllers, the FAA is coming for you! In an article written by Dr. Tilton, a Federal Air Surgeon, for the Federal Air Surgeon’s Medical Bulletin, a new policy is coming out requiring Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) to calculate the BMI (Body Mass
The Civil Air Patrol is created by Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, with the signing of Administrative Order 9.
Dec 3, 2003
First flight of the Honda HA420 HondaJet
Index) of all pilots and controllers looking to renew their medicals. A person’s Body Mass Index is the ratio between their height and weight and is calculated by weight in pounds divided by height in inches squared then multiplied by 703. The number you get is your BMI. A normal BMI ranges from 18.5 to 24.9, while overweight is from 25-29.9 and 30 or greater
is considered obese. The reason for calculating a person’s BMI is to check for evidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA inhibits restorative sleep and is detrimental to aviation safety as it can cause daytime sleepiness, cognitive impairment, sudden cardiac arrest, and hypertension just to name a few. According to Dr. Tilton, OSA affects almost
everyone with a BMI of 40 or more but can also affect people with BMI below 30. If an airman has a BMI of 40 or over, an AME is required to refer the patient to a sleep specialist to be evaluated for OSA, then treated if required, before the airman can receive their medical certificates. The FAA is planning to treat all airman for OSA by first treating those
with BMI of 40 or over, and then gradually expanding to airman with BMI of 30 or lower until all airmen have been treated. With the recent events of pilot and controller fatigue and the FAA trying to combat it by reducing work hours, this new policy could be instrumental in reducing fatigue amongst pilots and controllers from the source of fatigue.
“Hey Guys, We’re Going to Mars!” Andy Lichtenstein Senior Reporter
Adedolapo Awofiranye/The Avion Newspaper The Mars Atmospheric Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft launched successfully from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base last week.
On Nov. 18, the Mars Atmospheric Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, took to the skies aboard an Atlas V-401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). MAVEN is the second mission for the NASA Mars Scout Program. Its objective is to obtain critical information regarding the Martian atmosphere to better understand dramatic climate change over the history of the red planet. This project comes after 10 years of research and development. The most recent milestone prior to the launch came August 2012, when the majority of the legwork was completed, and the team began assembling the payload itself. Lockheed Martin was primarily responsible for the design of the spacecraft
and launch operations, and is currently responsible for the mission itself. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is responsible for managing the project. After a successful launch, David Mitchell accurately described the determination of the entire MAVEN team stating, “We’ll never claim success until we’re at Mars, getting the data.” Mitchell is the NASA MAVEN Project Manager at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky reaffirmed Mitchell’s statement by noting the 5 organizations especially critical to MAVEN’s success, including the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jakosky expressed his relief and excitement by stating “Hey guys, we’re going to Mars!”
Dr. Jim Green, Director of the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters, also praised the entire MAVEN team by noting how everything up to this point was completed under budget. The next step for MAVEN is a scheduled course correction maneuver scheduled for Dec. 3. After that, mission control will begin to power up the 8 instruments onboard the spacecraft. These instruments will take the first of many accurate measurements of the Martian atmosphere. After a series of 3 more course corrections and approximately 10 months en route, MAVEN will enter an orbit around Mars and will begin to collect data critical to understanding the atmosphere itself, with the ultimate goal of getting boots on the ground sometime within the next several decades.
Sustainability in Space Travel Honors Program Discusses Benefits and Harms to Society
Himani Parekh Staff Reporter As people trickled into the Willie Miller Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 20, seven students at the front of the room shuffled papers and talked quietly. They were Dr. Anke Arnaud’s Honors Seminar 350 class, and were preparing to debate the importance of space travel to the development of sustainable practices for the evening’s “Feed Your Head” Honors Lecture Series. For a university as connected to space as it is to aviation, raises important questions. Do all those rocket launches really accomplish something meaningful? Are NASA spinoffs really ideas that could never have come about otherwise? How does our pursuit of space travel really affect our society? Those in support of space travel as an effective
means to drive sustainability spoke of the impact on society as an inspirational and motivational force, of the resulting advances in technology, and of the changing awareness of the planet as a result of space exploration. Space travel inspires children to pursue science, ensuring a sustained interest in technological advancement, and pushes people to think outside the earthbound realms of solutions to everyday problems. Because space lacks the resources and renewing cycles of the Earth to maintain life and its ever-changing needs, resources such as water and oxygen must be constantly and effectively recycled. The processes developed for life in space could potentially lead the way for more efficient and effective means of survival on Earth. After all, various NASA spin-offs that have become a part of our daily lives but might never have been invented
without the push from the needs of space exploration. The immense amount of knowledge collected by satellites about Earth is also vital to the pursuit of sustainability, as it provides us with a better understanding of our interactions with the planet, knowledge we could never really acquire in any other way. Clearly, space travel and exploration has proven beneficial to society. On the other hand, the opposition offered economic and social flaws, the need to focus on our current Earthly problems, and environmental effects of launching rockets to reach space as reasons why space travel may not be necessary to the pursuit of sustainability, let alone growth as a species. It was acceded that space travel is indeed inspiring, but the question was raised as to whether or not that inspiration worked with respect to sustainability. After all, the basis of the idea of space travel is often
that humans are seeking resources on another planet because Earth has ceased to satisfy their needs. Clearly, that is not sustainability, but a spreading of the short-term, wasteful practices currently in effect on Earth. Moreover, space travel is deeply expensive, and the rewards are unclear and not necessarily worth the money that went into procuring them. As for the bright picture of technological and societal advancement having stemmed from the progress thus far in the space industry, the audience is reminded that, in truth, space exploration in its early days was driven by war and the desire to have a tactical advantage over the USSR. After the customary presentation of viewpoints and rebuttals, the debate opened to include input from the audience to fuel the discussion. The most poignant point made by a member of the audience
was quite simple: here on Earth, there is a great diversity of life forms, and anyone with a bit of biology background knows that these lives are heavily intertwined, where each is dependent on others for survival. In space, this life does not exist. How could we ever presume to replicate that, and what would be the long-term consequences of living in an environment lacking the extensive biological diversity of Earth? The debate was inconclusive, but perhaps that was insignificant. I had never really thought of life off of Earth so deeply. Having read of half-plausible ideas in science fiction novels and grown up hearing about space, rockets, shuttles, and the International Space Station, I had never once questioned or deeply analyzed the role of space travel and exploration in life on Earth. The debate was food for thought.
Launch Control Center Thaicom 6 - Falcon 9 December - TBD Cape Canaveral AFS SLC - 40
TDRS L - Atlas V
Jan 23 @ 2111 - 2151 EST Cape Canaveral AFS SLC - 41
CRS 3 - Falcon 9
Feb 22 @ TBD Cape Canaveral AFS SLC - 40
AFSPC 4 - Delta IV Feb @ TBD Cape Canaveral AFS SLC - 37B
NROL-67 - Atlas V March 25 @ TBD Cape Canaveral AFS SLC - 41
ISS Sightings Nov 28
5:57 AM - Visible for 3 minutes, max height 15 degrees, appears 11 degrees above N, disappears 12 degrees above ENE.
5:56 AM - Visible for 3 minutes, max height 46 degrees, appears 19 degrees above NNW, disappears 35 degrees above E.
Shuttle Spinoff of the Week Gas Detector
A gas leak detection system, originally developed to monitor the shuttle’s hydrogen propulsion system, is being used by the Ford Motor Company in the production of a natural gas-powered car.
This Week in Space History November 24th 1969 USA’s Apollo-12 landed after returning from the second manned mission to the surface of the moon. November 30th 1954 The first modern instance of a meteorite striking a human being occurs at Sylacauga, Alabama, when a meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and into a living room, bounces off a radio, and strikes Elizabeth Hodges on the hip.
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26 Sports Men’s Soccer Advances to NAIA National Championship Final Site with Win Over Grizzlies
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Ryan Mosher ERAU Athletics The 13th-ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles took advantage of the second life granted them by being the final team to earn an at-large berth to the 2013 NAIA National Tournament, downing ninthranked Georgia Gwinnett 1-0 at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium on Saturday night. The shutout capped a perfect 5-0 weekend for Embry-Riddle athletics as the volleyball, women's soccer and men's soccer squads each earned berths to the final site of their respective national tournaments and the men's basketball team
won the Daytona Mitsubishi/Kia Shootout with a pair of dominating wins. The Eagles (14-3) advance to take on the No. 5 national seed Rio Grande Red Storm in Montgomery, Ala. on either Dec. 2 or 3. The Grizzlies (15-5) wrap up their second-ever season as a member of the NAIA, earning the first berth into a national tournament in school history. The lone score came in the 61st minute after a penalty kick was granted to the Eagles after GGC's German Rodriguez took down Nicklas Petersson in the penalty area. Junior Veit Couturier, who converted on a PK
in the Eagles' first game of the season against the Grizzlies, calmly stepped to the spot and went right while Georgia Gwinnett's Lewis Sharpe guessed left, giving the Eagles the 1-0 lead. The game started with an emphasis on defense as neither team had a good opportunity in the early going, despite several corner kicks by both squads. Freshman Sigurbergur Elisson had a shot blocked in the 11th minutes and the ricochet fell to Nicklas Petersson whose shot was similarly blocked, denying the Blue and Gold an early lead. The next several shots for both teams were on frame, but Sharpe and his counterpart Nils Carlson were up the task, keeping the game level at 0-0. The Grizzlies managed a shutout of the Eagles in the first half, the first and only time in 2013 an Eagle opponent had done so.
As the second half began the visitors were the aggressors, managing the first two shots of the period, neither finding the back of the net. Petersson had a great chance at the 58:45 mark, but Sharpe was once again equal to his shot and the next action was the penalty kick that Couturier netted. Couturier was inches from putting Embry-Riddle up by two scores on a header off a corner that glanced off the crossbar and was subsequently cleared by GGC.
Carlson saved two consecutive GGC shots before Ibahima Sissoko had the best opportunity of the match for the Grizzlies. After one Grizzlie beat several Eagles into the box, his pass found Sissoko who had an open net in front of him, however, the GGC forward's shot was high and hit off the crossbar and out of bounds as the Eagles held on to their 1-0 advantage. Georgia Gwinnett possessed the ball for most of the final 20 minutes, but the Eagle defense and
Carlson did not break, holding on for the ninth shutout of 2013. The Eagles outshot the Grizzlies 18-14 while both teams' managed seven shots on frame. Carlson's seven saves were one more than Sharpe's six and he earned his 21st career shutout, extending his own Embry-Riddle record. With the victory, the Eagles travel to the final site of the national tournament for the first time since 2009 where they advnaced to the quarterfinals.
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Olsen, Froshaug Lead No.5 Women’s Soccer in Opening Round Shutout of Reinhardt vs Embry-Riddle: 6 Alison Smalling ERAU Athletics The fifth-seeded Embry-Riddle women's soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 at the NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament for the third consecutive year with a decisive 6-0 shutout of Reinhardt (15-4-2), Saturday at the Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium. The Eagles got two goals apiece from the Norwegian duo of Martine Olsen and Andrea Frøshaug en route to the Opening Round win, and improved their record to 15-4-1. Saturday's contest was one of 15 Opening Round matches played at campuses across the country. Embry-Riddle joins the 14 other Opening Round winners
Reinhardt: 0 in the round of 16 at the national championship final site at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., Dec. 2-7. ERAU dominated the game from the first whistle and kept Reinhardt pinned in their defensive half for much of the first 45 minutes of play. Embry-Riddle out shot Reinhardt 9-0 and was finally able to convert in the 20th minute. The play started with a Katherine Ebbs free kick, which found its way to Olsen inside the sixyard box. Olsen headed the ball to Valerie Obita on the left side and Obita used the same method to get the ball back to Olsen who buried her 12th goal of the year in the bottom right corner to put ERAU up 1-0.
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Five minutes later ERAU got on the scoreboard again. Playing her first game in six weeks due to an injury, Frøshaug collected the ball, outpaced her mark down the right side and took the ball all the way to the end line before serving a low cross into the box. The ball squibbed through the box to Obita on the far post and Obita rifled home her 17th goal of the year to put the Eagles up 2-0. The ERAU Eagles had several chances to add to their tally in the first half, including a Kristin Sverrisdottir half volley that banged
off the cross bar, but they were unable to find the back of the net again and took the two-goal lead into the halftime break. The Embry-Riddle Eagles picked up where they left off in the first half and netted their third goal just over three minutes into the second frame. Olsen got the ball at her feet inside the 18-yard box, but her shot was cleared by a Reinhardt defender at the last second and pushed out over the end line for a corner kick. Ebbs took the set piece and her cross from the left side floated across the box a found Olsen who
headed home her second goal of the night to put ERAU up 3-0. Two minutes later, Isabelle Haaranen picked up the ball in the midfield and took advantage of a 2-v-2 situation to slip a pass through to Obita on the run. Obita's shot was stopped by Reinhardt goalkeeper Taylor Asher, but Frøshaug raced to the touch line to collect the rebound and slotted home her sixth goal of the year to make the score 4-0 in favor of the home team. At the 53:53 mark, Ebbs converted on a penalty kick and Frøshaug capped off her
night with a goal in the 62nd minute to seal the win. "What a great way to close out our season at home!" ERAU Head Coach Samantha Bohon said. "I was so happy for our seniors, especially. There's always a lot of pressure in the national tournament because you lose and you're done. But, this team responded really well tonight against a solid Reinhardt team. For Bri [Zangara], Val, Martine, Tova [Torstensson], and Rebekka [Gisladottir], we couldn't have asked for a better final home game. Thank you to all that came out and supported us tonight and this season. We are excited to keep this run going." Embry-Riddle will face a familiar opponent in the next round as the Eagles will take on 12th-seeded William Carey on Tuesday, Dec. 6. ERAU and William Carey battled each other on Aug. 31 and on that occasion it was ERAU that came out on top with a 5-1 win. The time for that contest is to be determined.
No. 18 Womenâ€™s Volleyball Earns Return Trip to National Championship Final Site vs Embry-Riddle: 3
Michael Pierce ERAU Athletics For the fourth consecutive season, the Embry-Riddle volleyball team will be traveling to Sioux City, Iowa for the NAIA National Championship final site, presented by J&L Enterprises and CNOS Foundation. The Eagles, ranked 18th in the nation, swept Mobile in the Opening Round, 3-0 (25-23, 25-18, 25-18), on Saturday afternoon at the ICI Center. With the win, Embry-Riddle improves to 22-9
while Mobile closes the season with a 24-14 mark. The Blue and Gold had four players with double-figure kills, led by Emily Jacobson's 12 kills in just 17 attempts, good for a .647 hitting percentage. Taylor Ruiz registered a double-double with 11 kills and 10 digs while Jennifer Beatty and Morgan Shattuck chipped in 10 kills apiece. Hannah Gray picked up a match-high 21 digs and Tamires Ferreira tallied 13 digs and five kills to go along with a matchbest 44 assists.
Bailey Nations led the Lady Rams with 10 kills while Katy McCollister tallied a team-leading 12 digs and Reagin Boggs recorded a team-best 31 assists. The first set was a very competitive affair, with neither side able to establish a lead larger than three points at any time. The Eagles held an 8-5 advantage before Mobile rattled off five straight points to take a 10-8 lead. Embry-Riddle stemmed the tide with back-to-back points to tie things at 10, but the Blue and Gold couldn't regain the lead until late in the set. Trailing 23-21, Ruiz put down a kill that sparked a 4-0 run to close out the frame, giving Embry-Riddle the 25-23 come-from-behind win. In set two, ERAU got off to a fast start and never
No.3 Menâ€™s Basketball Downs Graceland in Shootout Finale vs Embry-Riddle: 88 Alison Smalling ERAU Athletics The third-ranked Embry-Riddle men's basketball team captured the 2013 Daytona Mitsubishi/Kia title on Saturday with an 88-66 win over Graceland, Saturday at the ICI Center. The victory marked the Eagles' seventh tournament title and improved their overall record to 7-0 on the year. The game was closely contested through the first nine minutes of play with neither team leading by more than three points. The Eagles managed to pull ahead by five (19-14) with 9:12 left in the first half, but baskets by Drew Emmert and Max Francisco pulled the Yellowjackets within a point (1918) with 8:15 left. At the 7:05 mark, All-Tournament selec-
Graceland: 66 tion Cesar Pastrana, who was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field, scored two of his game-high 17 points and that bucket sparked a 7-0 Eagle run. Graceland managed to cut the lead to four (28-24), but then tournament MVP DeForest Carter took over and the junior recoraded the next nine points to give the Eagles a 37-26 advantage with 2:03 left in the half. A Daniel Kiesling jumper and a pair of Pastrana free throws helped the Blue and Gold take a 41-29 lead into the break. The second half saw ERAU steadily build on its advantage and with 10:30 left to play, the lead had swelled to 33 points (70-37). The lead proved insurmountable for the Yellowjackets who fell to 6-2 with the loss.
Although they struggled from beyond the arc, shooting just 17.4 percent (4-of23) for the game, the Eagles still managed a 50.7 percent (36-71) clip from the field. The Blue and Gold got the ball inside to Pastrana, Rico Saldana and Hudson Cadet, who gave the Eagles nine points of the bench, including a trio of crowd-pleasing dunks in the second half. Carter finished with 15 points, eight assists, five steals and three rebounds on the way to MVP honors, while Pastrana recorded his second double-double of the year, pulling down 13 rebounds to go with his 17 scores. Jason Powell totaled 10 points, seven boards and four assists, and Saldana, who was forced to sit after picking up two early fouls, chipped in 12 points. Joining Carter and Pastrana on the All-Tournament team were Powell, Graceland's Jamal Lawson, Carroll's Dennis Mikelonis and Tennessee Wesleyan's Devante Jenkins. The Eagles return to action at 7 p.m. on Nov. 30 when they host Florida College at the ICI Center.
looked back. The Eagles jumped out to an 11-3 lead and didn't allow the Lady Rams to get within five points for the rest of the stanza. A block from Ferreira and Jacobson capped a 6-1 run the pushed the margin to 10 points (2212) and the Blue and Gold cruised to a 25-18 victory from that point. The third set saw Mobile come out swinging and grab the momen-
tum back from the Eagles, running out to a 7-3 lead early on. The Blue and Gold rebounded with a 9-3 run that put the Blue and Gold ahead, 15-13. A 6-0 spurt ballooned the lead to 22-15 and Shattuck closed out the match with her 10th kill, giving the Eagles a 25-18 win in the third set and a 3-0 sweep in the match. The Eagles will now await the NAIA's
announcement of the final site pool play bracket, which will be released on Sunday, Nov. 24 by 6 p.m. on the NAIA's official website, www.naia.org. The final site will be held at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, beginning with pool play Dec. 3-5. The single-elimination bracket begins on Dec. 6 with the semifinals and championship scheduled for Dec. 7.
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Staker Becomes First EmbryRiddle Woman to Earn Cross Country All-America Honors Brianne Wigley ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team had three members representing the team at the NAIA National Championships in Lawrence, Kan. on Saturday. Blue and Gold senior Ellie Staker led the trio becoming the first Eagle women harrier to earn All-American honors. Staker, the 2013 Sun Conference Runner of the Year, finished the meet in 21st place in a time of 18:21. Sophomore Martina Tafoya also competed finishing in 234th in a time of 20:34, while junior Aleiyah Ross finished in 237th in a time of 20:35.93. The trio earned individual bids after their stellar performances at The Sun Conference Championships on Nov. 9. At the con-
ference meet Staker won in a time of 17:55 to earn an individual bid. Ross raced a personal-best time of 19:16 finishing in seventh and Tafoya placed in eighth in 19:22 to earn bids. This race marks the finale of Staker's
standout collegiate cross country career. Staker has now garnered an All-American award, two Sun Conference Runner of the Year awards and three first team All-Sun Conference awards.
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You don’t have to install facial-recognition cameras at the front door or set up a loudspeaker to boom “intruder alert!” any time someone touches your toothbrush, regardless of how cool that would be. In fact, having intricate security systems at your front door might attract some of the wrong kind of attention, and lead people to assume that either you obviously have something very very valuable that you are guarding or you are a booby trap fanatic. One of the simpler, more effective solutions that many people overlook is to simply
lock up your valuables. Most thefts occur as a result of easy access. Residence halls around campus are equipped with either safes or lockable drawers that students can use to store their important documents and treasures. But you may be asking, what about those essential electronic gadgets that we can’t live without or are too big to fit inside a 12 in by 15 in drawer? Well, if James Bond ever manages to run away with your smartphone, make sure it is password-protected and you have downloaded a tracking app onto it, then you can track down Bond on one of his missions. As for your gaming consoles, note down the serial number and
report your device as ‘stolen’ to the manufacturer, and with any luck the next time the fiend logs on to Xbox live or the Playstation network, your device will be traced. In the unlikely event that Bond tries to scale up the side of ERAU O’Connor hall, try making his job a little more difficult by locking your windows and just wait for the unpredictable Florida weather to eventually wash him away. However, if all else fails make sure you know how to contact our very own local branch of ERAU Campus Safety. You can reach them at 386-226-SAFE (7233), that is assuming the hooligans spared your precious iPhone.
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Brewery: Lost Coast Origin: Eureka, CA Style: Sweet Stout, Oatmeal Stout Beer Notes: Top-fermented, pale malted barleys and mountain water Hops: Pacific Northwest ABV: 5.8 Cellaring: no Body: medium Nose: Roasted malts and caramel Color: Dark Cocoa Head: light Price: $8 for 6 Drink in: Mug or Pint glass Serving Temp: 50°F - 55°F Floyd Perkinson Staff Reporter A beer for those who are experienced and enjoy heartier beers, Lost Coast’s Eight-Ball Stout is a perfect brew for the cold weather season. EightBall Stout has a complex
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Brewery: Coors Origin: Enniscorthy, Ireland Style: Red Lager Beer Notes: Hops: Unknown ABV: 4.9 Cellaring: no Body: medium Nose: Mild caramel Color: Ruby Red Head: Light Price: $8/6 Drink in: Nonic Pint glass Serving Temp: 40°F - 45°F Floyd Perkinson Staff Reporter Killian’s Irish Red Ale is an Irish brew which was introduced to America in 1981. It has since been steadily growing in popularity as Americans have come to realize that
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An Extravagant Night with Dinner and a Show Matt Michlowitz News Editor From the moment you are walking into the large yet quite elaborate waiting area to leaving the parking lot, you will be left with one of the most memorable dinning experiences you can have in Daytona Beach. Takeya Steakhouse and
Sushi Bar located on Williamson Blvd. just north of San Marco Dr. is the place to go for great hibachi style food and sushi at a reasonable rate. But the fun does not stop there, with a large bar area that catches the eye at first glance to the casual mood setting dinning space, Takeya has the atmosphere to suit
any occasion. After sitting down at one of the many hibachi grills the waiter quickly came over and got drinks and food ordered and prepped for the chef of the evening. The clanging of spatulas and knives quickly got the attention of the small crowd gathered around the grill and that’s when the show began! From slicing and dicing of steak, eggs and
even shrimp all the way to fiery onion volcanoes the chief knew how to please the crowd. Soon after the show began the chef divided out the vegetables and rice amongst everyone. While devouring the delicious green vegetables and fried rice on the plate in front of me, the chef carried on to the main courses. Filet mignon with calamari is what caught
my eyes when I placed my order. After chopping up the garlic and adding a little sauce onto the steak it was finally placed in front of me. The aromas of garlic and spices filled the air around me. With every bite taken, I could taste the perfectly balanced spices that left me only wanting more. Once the show was over and the plate was cleared of food, it was time to say
goodbye to the chef and pay the bill. Definitely more expensive than that greasy burger from the average burger joint down the road, but definitely worth paying a little more for having an entertaining dinning experience. I would recommend Takeya Steakhouse and Sushi Bar to anyone looking for a nice and entertaining dinning experience with friends and family.
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Consume the Mediterranean Experience Floyd Perkinson Staff Reporter For those who have been clubbing on Beach St.: you are already aware of what Mediterranean Experience is; but, if you’ve never gone anywhere but McK’s Tav-
ern or Tia Cori’s Tacos, then you have been missing out on an exhilarating culinary experience of the best international food available without having to venture all the way to Orlando. Mediterranean Experience is a late night restaurant on Beach St.
where you can get excellent food after a night of drinking, damaging your hearing, and seeing how Daytona really does not have any girls. A small door, barely wide enough for one person, is all there seemingly is to this restaurant; the moment you step inside Mediterranean Experience you’ll think that it is the smallest restaurant you will ever step foot in. Do not be discouraged by the illusion that the bar provides when you first enter the restaurant; Mediterranean Experience is composed of an entire side and upstairs dining room, and a balcony beyond a small passageway to the left of the entrance. Should you choose to sit upstairs in the veranda, you may be treated to a romantic view of the Halifax River and bridge, which are exceptionally breathtaking during a full moonrise, or you may be treated to a scene of police cars, uncultured brutes, and loose women inebriated from the adjacent club. Aside from the stunning view and COPS footage, you will also be treated to live musical entertainment while you enjoy your meal. Should you be unsure or
indecisive of what to order, there are daily themes and the staff always have excellent recommendations for vegetarians and omnivores alike, though a combination of both will make for the best dining out experience. If you are a vegetarian, Mediterranean Experience is second only to Dancing Avocado Kitchen in offering true vegetarian cuisine in Daytona. Chef Nasi, the mastermind behind the food at Mediterranean Experience, is always coming up with new dishes. The vegetarian order Margarita Bruschetta, which will blow your taste buds away, is unlike any you’ve ever had, or will ever have, and is one of Chef Nasi’s own creations on the menu. The Dolmades, or as most people know them, stuffed grape leaves, are rolled hot and fresh on the spot, served at a fair price. Though the Dolmades are as fresh as can be, Chef Nasi’s cooking style makes for some loosely wrapped grape leaves with a sauce that is on the richer side, instead of the light yogurt and cucumber sauce of most Mediterranean stuffed grape leaves. While the Dolmades may not be
everything that was expected, the Moussaka does not disappoint. The roasted eggplant of the Moussaka, paired with onions, garbanzos, garlic, and drizzled with olive oil make for a combination of intense flavors that shift from spicy, to sweet, to bitter, and back as they leave your fork and enter your mouth to awaken dormant taste bud, and excite them with unusual and exotic tastes. For the main course, the lamb shawarma is an inexpensive mouthwatering combination of beef and lamb that partners brilliantly with the tzatziki sauce to deliver a filling pita to your stomach. If shawarma is not what you’re craving then the kibbe pita will definitely satisfy your mouth; rather than serving two large kibbes balls at a high price, you’ll be served a handful of kibbes with the perfect ration of spiced minced meat to
burghul shell in a pita with tomatoes, onions, and hummus, which add texture and contrast to the kibbes for a plate that will make you want to gorge yourself on it, no matter how stuffed you are. Whether you’re vegetarian, or carnivorous, Mediterranean Experience offers a variety of plates that will make you wish you had a second and third stomach. Mediterranean experience is the place to go if you’re looking for a worldly meal with appetizing dishes that will make your taste buds feel like they’re being used for the first time, a super friendly staff, and a view that will make any girl swoon. Overall you could eat well at Mediterranean Experience for less than $10; but once you try their food, you will find yourself ready and willing to experience as many courses of their exceptional cuisine as they can make.
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Published on Dec 5, 2013