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Dude, Looks Like a LADEE Right: The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Evironment Explorer (LADEE) is encapsulated into the Minotaur V rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Richard Weakley Business Manager

Photo Courtesy: NASA/Ames Research Center

NASA successfully launched the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft aboard a Minotaur V from Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia at 11:27 PM EST on September 6, 2013. LADEE is a low cost lunar exploration mission managed by NASA Ames Research Center. The objective of the mission is to orbit around the Moon’s equator and study the lunar exosphere and particulate matter. The total cost of the LADEE mission is approximately $280 million which makes this mission low cost in stark contrast to other interplanetary missions which typically cost over $1 billion. The LADEE spacecraft was lofted quickly into the heavens by an 80 foot tall Minotaur V launch vehicle designed by Orbital Sciences Corp. The Minotaur V program is managed by the United States Air Force. The Minotaur V is a five stage solid rocket motor fueled launch vehicle. The Minotaur V was designed as a low cost launch vehicle for U.S. government sponsored payloads destined for high energy trajectories including translunar trajectories and Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits (GTO). Like on the Minotaur IV, the Minotaur V’s first three stages are former Peacekeeper ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) solid rocket motors. This hardware was made available with the decommissioning of the Peacekeeper missiles in 2005 and allows the vehicle cost to be kept low since this hardware is already designed and built. The fourth stage of the vehicle is a STAR 48BV solid motor, while the fifth stage is a STAR 37FM solid motor. Both of these motors are manufactured by ATK and variants Continued on B04 >>

The Effectiveness of RAVE Ericka Flores Guest Reporter The safety of students has always been a top priority at Embry-Riddle. Campus safety and security is constantly at work in order to ensure that students feel safe on campus. One of the more recent projects they have taken on is the implementation of RAVE, an emergency notification system. RAVE is a “one stop shop” for sending a message to a large number of people with a “push of a button”. RAVE informs subscribers of potential dangers through text messages, emails, phone calls, multiple audible sirens and a feature called “alertus”

which has the ability to take over all university owned computer screens. When put into effect, this system reaches 75-80% of the university population. Living in a state prone to hurricanes, tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and sink holes—RAVE has the potential to save lives. Campus Safety has come under recent scrutiny from the student body because students feel some messages are unimportant and issued at inconvenient times. Students question the content of RAVE transmissions, skeptic of the presence of danger. If trivial messages continue to be sent the idea that RAVE is a lifesaving tool

could be lost. However, the intentions of the safety department are only to keep the university aware. Campus safety already limits its selection and those allowed to issue alerts are quarterly trained supervisors. A step-bystep process including an investigation is performed before deem-

ing an alert necessary. Students need to look beyond their immediate borders. Often, there are circumstances which can make a situation much more dangerous than a 140 character message can portray. According to the Director of Campus Safety and Security, Kevin Mannix, he would rather “err on the side

of safety,” he quotes an emergency management coordinator explaining “never have I launched a message where someone didn’t complain.” Personal relevance is insignificant in comparison to those thankful to have the knowledge RAVE offers. The fact that students are complaining shows that RAVE is doing its job

in reaching the student body. If you have yet to register your phone number, go to ERNIE > Admin Services > RAVE. RAVE emails can be replied to and are read and considered. Campus safety knows there is always room to grow and would love feedback from students.




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ReconstructionHappening Around Campus Executive Board Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor News Editor Business Manager Photography Editor Advertising Manager

Trey Henderson Elizabeth Worsham Matt Michlowitz Richard Weakley Austin Coffey Abby Diekmann

Editorial Staff Front Editor Campus Editor SGA Editor Student Life Editor Opinions Editor I&T Editor Sports Editor Comics Editor Entertainment Editor Feature Editor

Trey Henderson Matt Michlowitz Himani Parekh Andre Prescott Josh Nutzati Abby Diekmann Richard Weakley Austin Coffey Floyd Perkinson Josh Nutzati Floyd Perkinson Andy Lichtenstein

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Josh Nutzati Floyd Perkinson Andy Lichtenstein Dennis Hsu

Dylan Johnston Guest Reporter Ah, the dawn of a new school year. New faces, new classes, new challenges, and a You’ve probably seen the construction or heard the rumors circulating about the new building. In fact, it’s not just any new building. It’s the College of Arts and Sciences; a 140,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, $40 million construction endeavor that will change the look of the Daytona Beach Campus forever. Chris Hardesty, Director of Planning and Construction for ERAU says it’s slated to be operational by January 2014.The building will have taken 15 months from start to finish, a true triumph of engineering. Once completed, it will be the largest building on campus and display some impressive features. Just to name two, it will be equipped with multiple computer labs, and a wave tank lab. The focal point

of the new building is a deep space telescope. This state-of-the art telescope (clearly visible from the West Lawn), will be the largest privately owned telescope in the state of Florida. When asked how far into space the telescope can see, he said that the International Space station will be “too close” for the telescope to view. However, the 6 smaller telescopes that are positioned on the building’s rooftop should be able to give students a nice perspective. This new building will be leading the way for a plethora of new construction projects in the future. Once the College of Arts and Sciences is completed, Hardesty says that the school has plans to make some additions to the sports complex on the northeast side of campus. A 12,000 square foot building is going to be constructed next to the baseball and softball fields and will include grandstands for softball games, locker rooms and a coaches room. After this, the construction

for the new Student Union building will take place. The new student center will eventually take the place of the Hunt Library. There are also plans to expand and remodel Legacy Walk. This is not the only new addition that students will notice around campus; however, the school also has plans to renovate the Clyde Morris bridge, possibly beginning before this semester is over. The bridge will essentially be getting a “facelift.” The new bridge will be equipped with lights, a covered walkway and a giant Embry-Riddle sign on the front. Take a look at the “Welcome to Daytona Beach” sign on the bridge crossing over ISB next time you are driving by the Speedway. It should moderately resemble that. Also, the Student Village underwent some renovations this past summer. More seating was added to the Buffet, new kitchen equipment and extra fridges were also added. The smelly, snake and mosquito infested ditch,

which runs parallel to the Concorde parking lot (aka the Doolittle Moat), is in the process of being filled in. For now, it will just be irrigated and sodded. However, it will most likely be covered with walkways and benches in the near future. This is a wonderful time for this campus. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and things are looking upward for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. When I asked Mr. Hardesty what the reasoning was behind the increasing queue of new additions to our campus, he responded , “We have been a world leader in the Aerospace Industry for many years. It’s time for our campus to look the part.” He also reminded me that this is “a wonderful time for campus.” Let’s just say the incoming freshman the next couple of years will be very lucky. As for the Senior Class of 2014: you might want to consider grad school at ERAU.

Staff Advisor Wesley Lewis, Asst. Director, Media & Marketing

Contact Information Main Phone: (386) 226-6049 Ad Manager: (386) 226-7697 Fax Number: (386) 226-6727 Website:

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The Avion is produced weekly during the fall and spring term, and bi-weekly during summer terms. The Avion is produced by a volunteer student staff. Student editors make all content, business and editorial decisions. The editorial opinions expressed in The Avion are solely the opinion of the undersigned writer(s), and not those of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Student Government Association, the staff of The Avion, or the student body. Letters appearing in The Avion are those of the writer, identified at the end of the letter. Opinions expressed in the “Student Government” and “Student Life” sections are those of the identified writer. Letters may be submitted to The Avion for publication, provided they are not lewd, obscene or libelous. Letter writers must confine themselves to less than 800 words. Letters may be edited for brevity and formatted to newspaper guidelines. All letters must be signed. Names may be withheld at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. The Avion is an open forum for student expression. The Avion is a division of the Student Government Association. The Avion is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press. The costs of this publication are paid by the Student Government Association and through advertising fees. The Avion distributes one free copy per person. Additional copies are $0.75. Theft of newspapers is a crime, and is subject to prosecution and Embry-Riddle judicial action. This newspaper and its contents are protected by United States copyright law. No portion of this publication may be reproduced, in print or electronically, without the expressed written consent of The Avion. Correspondence may be addressed to: The Avion Newspaper, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Physical office: John Paul Riddle Student Center, Room 110. Phone: (386) 226-6049. Fax: (386) 226-6727. E-mail:

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SGA Saturday Night Pool Party

Study Abroad

Sue Macchiarella Study Abroad More and more of ERAU’s engineering students are learning about the benefits of traveling overseas for a semester abroad. Here are some facts about our academic semester abroad: You take classes in English. The classes you take count towards your degree program and does NOT prolong your time to graduation. You will get to work on group projects at your host university. You will learn about a different culture(s), work within multi-cultural groups, find out how another culture goes about problem solving, and much more. Your financial aid can be applied. You pay only your tuition to ERAU and are registered for ERAU classes. You pay the host university only for dorms, some fees (if required), and food (if you take their meal plan). Many times, you can also opt to live off campus. Select from over 20 countries! Everyone travels!

It will be the BEST semester of your university career! The great news for our engineering students, whether AE, ME, CE, EE, SE, etc) is that we can send them all over the world as members of The Global Engineering Educational Exchange (GE3) consortium of universities. These colleges are some of the top engineering schools abroad. If you are interested in spending a semester abroad for spring 2014 through GE3, we are accepting applications NOW through September 26, 2013. To apply, fill out the Semester Outgoing Application found at: http:// degrees/study-abroad/semester-yearlong/index.html and stop by the Study Abroad Office located in room 263, second floor of the Student Center Annex. Call us at 226-6215 for more information. For all majors, an information session for semester, yearlong, and summer programs will be held Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 p.m. in the College of Aviation Atrium. Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

Photographer Himani Parekh/The Avion Students pose for a photo at the prize table just before the SGA pool party kicks off this past saturday night

Photographer Himani Parekh/The Avion

Photo Courtesy:Study Abroad Office

Vince Ramsey, SGA Vice President, casually poses while relaxing on a raft during the SGA pool party event held this past Saturday night. This event wrapped up freshman orientation week. The SGA pool party consisted of diving contests, cannonball contests, prizes and bonus bucks. Embry-Riddle’s very own on campus radio, WIKD 102.5, had live disc jockies and The Avion Newspaper provided photo coverage of the event.

Blue Eagle Racers to Join Nationwide Flugtag Event Matt Michlowitz News Editor Twenty-eight aspiring aviators, creative crafters and the just plain crazies have been planning and plotting for months to compete in National Red Bull Flugtag Miami for their chance to set a new homemade craft, human-powered flight record. Crafts range from realistic plane replicas to anything that the imagination can conjure up. Celebrity judges will rate the flights based on

three important criteria: Distance, Creativity of Craft, and Showmanship – as demonstrated in each team’s skit portion prior to flight. Our very own students from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University will be heading down to Biscayne Bay, Miami to represent Daytona at National Red Bull Flugtag. Flugtag means “flying day” in German and the Blue Eagle Racers will be doing just that! Out of the two hundred teams that applied to compete this year in

Miami, twenty-eight teams have been chosen to participate, one of which being The Embry-Riddle Blue Eagle Racers. This year the Embry-Riddle Blue Eagle Racers are coming prepared to wipe away the competition. Having competed in 2011 at the Red Bull Flugtag in Tampa, Florida they modified their craft and now “have a few tricks up their sleeves. Red didn’t work last time, so we go for blue this time,” shared team captain Andrea Leuthi. This

year the team is made up of undergraduates, graduates, and alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. Leuthi is confident in her team, “We did the math, and have the best team of pilots and engineers. Everything is guaranteed.” We’ll see if this team can live up to their “Top Gun” inspirations. So join the Embry-Riddle Blue Eagle Racers down in Biscayne Bay located in Miami, Florida on September 21, 2013

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Fostering a Culture of Diversity Zack Wilkinson COA Representative My name is Zack Wilkinson and I am the chair of the Progress Committee of the Student Representative Board of your SGA. The Progress committee is composed of SGA members who want to improve your campus life. We are very visible on campus and you have probably seen us working in past semesters or have benefited from one of our projects without knowing it. Let me tell you a little bit about what the Progress Committee has done on campus in the past. You may be familiar with the umbrellas, which have been provided by SGA.

Our desire is to provide you with a means to stay dry while going from one building to another on campus during Florida showers. If you haven’t experienced one yet, I am amazed! Right now we are working on switching from umbrellas to rain ponchos, so keep an eye out for those coming soon. You also may be familiar with the blue bike program. It is a bike rental service offered free to students who desire it. Currently the blue bike project is being remodeled by the SGA to be more effective, so we ask for your patience while it is in this transition process. We want to make it better for everyone and we have great team planning it.

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A few years back, the Progress committee was responsible for installing the gazebo next to Doolittle, which is enjoyed by many students. Also, towards the end of last years’ term one of our committee members thought of filling in the canal which passed in front of Doolittle. The area was unsafe, dirty, and an eyesore for everyone. It has now been filled in and the space will be put to better use. So you see, we are here to make things better for you as a student and for everyone who passes through our Daytona Beach campus. Last year we also had an event, Things for Thursdays, which was quite popular. We had a paper

airplane manufacturing table, a chip and salsa bar, cupcake decorating, and a few other fun things for you to stop by for in-between classes. Look for those again during this term! Some future projects to look forward to are a Hammock park on campus, beautification of the marred grass used for ‘shortcuts’ between walkways, and seasonal lighting to brighten up our campus when the holidays roll around. Our meetings are Wednesdays at 8pm in the SGA conference room. FYI mentees are welcome to attend. I am looking forward to a great year with Progress committee, and we are all very excited to start serving students. Go Eagles!

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Making Progress for You Nadia Numa COE Representative You may have been walking around the modular buildings and noticed that a plethora of changes have taken place. For the returning students, you may have noticed that we no longer have the women center area. The Diversity center has expanded to become the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The mission of the Embry-Riddle Office of Diversity and Inclusion office is to develop and host programs and services on citizenship in a diverse and inclusive environment that enhance student engagement through collaborative learning facilities by faculty, staff, alumni, and community stakeholders. Their vision is to be a world leader of diversity and inclusion education and experiential learning. The new director, Dr. Robin Roberts, and her team plan on achieving this by having many programs such as the Leadership Enhancement Program, the Hub Huddles, Global Citizenship Program, the PreBoard Program, and thus The Diversity Student Advisory Council. The Leadership Enhancement Program is a monthly workshop for staff and students to learn ideal leadership traits and behaviors requisite for them to lead groups on and off campus and for professional development. Topics will cover real world instances and the participants will form leadership teams to analyze and prescribe solutions for a campus or community entity. The Hub Huddles are weekly discussion groups facilitated by faculty, professionals, and invited guest to allow participants to learn about gender gaps on and off campus and promote equality and retention of underrepresented groups. The discussions will explore

Constitutional Changes First-Year Initiative as the first Auxiliary

Denean Kelson COE Representative Recently, the Student Government Association changed their structure to include Auxiliaries of the SGA. This was created as a way for students to get involved with Student Government. Auxiliaries may be chaired by an existing SGA Official. The differ-

ence between Auxiliaries and committees is that the membership mostly consists of non-SGA officials, also called Members-atLarge. Each Auxiliary will be added to the Constitution in Article IV: Auxiliaries. The first Auxiliary to be approved was First-Year Initiative, or FYI. This program was created to serve

as a liaison between firstyear students and the SGA, increase first-year student involvement on campus, and inform and empower first-year students to become effective leaders. In this program, SGA Officials will serve as mentors to FYI members. Members will attend SGA events and keep in contact with their mentors. FYI

promotes student involvement on campus in and outside of SGA. Members are encouraged to join organizations based on their interests and career plans, and mentors will invite first-year students to organization meetings that they are currently involved in. FYI also promotes academics because being student-leaders means being


a student first. FYI encourages first-year students to become more well-rounded professionals through guidance and interrelationships. Task Force One, or TFO, originally served as the liaison between the first-year students and SGA. The purpose and vision of TFO is included in the purpose and vision of FYI. Because

self-identity, emotionality, social justice, and the impact on inhabitants of male-dominated environments. Participants will be invited to dine and discuss current diversity and inclusion trends in their industry or area of interest at “lunch and learns”. The Pre-Board Program is designed to coach students through life after college scenarios and study abroad experiences in a safe, fun, and interactive setting. It will combine curricular and co-curricular activities with real world work-related and social adaptations that will help students use critical thinking, intuitive judgment, leadership attributes, and elements of corporate social responsibility and social justice. The Pre-Board simulation room provides a panoramic scene that immerses students into cities, communities, countries, or historic sites or in foreign transportation vehicles in 2D or 3D using multi-visual projectors. Faculty and staff will navigate scenes for students to learn and adapt to safety and risk issues, cultural differences, political and etiquette essentials, and food and financial elements regarding traveling to different countries. The Student Advisory Council consists of young professionals and professional staff who assist in formulating activities and events suitable to the diverse population served by Embry-Riddle. They are responsible for completing the Student Leadership Enhancement Program. Our university is among the leaders in constant innovation and proactive learning. This new center will make our students even more outstanding in the real world. So many exciting things are happening! Please stop by for more information on how you can get involved and the staff will be happy to help you. Also, they have comfy couches!!

of this and after careful thought and discussion, the Student Government Association has decided to end Task Force One, or TFO. All mentions of TFO were removed from the SGA Constitution. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Representative Denean Kelson at


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First There, That Others May Live Aaron Erikson Guest Reporter It’s 8:58pm on a muggy Thursday night. The air is thick with humidity that hasn’t given way to the heaven’s opening. A combination of sweat, dirt and unrelenting determination covers the faces of you and those around you. The team lead calls out what everyone knows is next, “alright, triple 50’s, lets hit it.” The past two hours are a blur, leaving only the feeling of complete mental and physical exhaustion. Giving up seems like such an obvious choice, but you look at each

other’s faces, and you know your all thinking the same thing. “never quit!” We are Red Rope. An organization that operates under the motto: “First There, That Others May Live”- a saying taken directly from the military’s Special Operations Command. Our purpose is to prepare individuals for entry into military Special Operations. We accomplish this through three main avenues. We network closely with past graduates from the Red Rope program who are currently serving in the Special Operations field, along

with other close active and retired contacts from the Special Ops community. By networking, we educate individuals with information that comes right from military Spec Ops training school to include medical terminology, nutrition, nutrition performance, and lifetime fitness principles. Finally, we incorporate high levels of physical training utilizing techniques from various schools of the military, to include running, swimming, underwater confidence, calisthenics, circuit training, rucksack marches, field drills, rope climb, and much more.

Red Rope’s main goal is to create an opportunity for ERAU students to experience Special Operations training through an actual Special Operations training syllabus. We strive to create an environment that fuels internal competition allowing members to push each other past their own self-defined, individual limits both physically and mentally. We train to fulfill our primary objectives of building character development, increased

sense of social responsibility, team building exercises, and officership. In addition, Red Rope team members train for and participate in physical fitness competitions throughout the year that include, but are not limited to, running, cycling, swimming, and multisport events. This semester our interest meeting will be held on September 10, from 8:00-9:00pm in the lower level classroom of the ROTC building. We

welcome both civilian and ROTC students to come out, ask questions, and find out more about what we are all about. If you think you have the mental toughness and physical determination to join this elite, close-knit family of like-minded individuals, I challenge you to come out and push yourself to places you never thought possible. Hope to see you there. “The more we sweat in training, the less we bleed in battle.”

Photo Courtesy: Red Rope Aviation

Meet the Greeks Beats the Rain Andre Prescott VP Recruitment, IFC While other events may cancel when Florida decides to have a rainy day, our Greek Community does not take no for an answer. Meet the Greeks is typically set up on the West Lawn or the McKay pits, but this year, due to rain, it took place in the Willie Miller Instructional Center. One of the main reasons the event was so sucessful was that the students were

so willing to make the best out of unfortunate circumstances. With people playing Oozeball in the rain, Fraternities and Sororities inter-mingling with each other, and more students than ever signing in early to the Grade-Release form on Connection, Meet the Greeks was a success – especially considering the circumstances. An enormous thank you is in order to all the people that came by to enjoy the event; to Caitlyn Zang and

Amy Vaughn from Student Activities for helping with logistics and last-minute announcements; to the WIKD 102.5 for providing outstanding music throughout the entire event with their DJ services; to Dennis Hsu for his photography services; to Sodexo for catering and satisfying hungry students; and of course, to the Greek Community, for helping with start up and clean up, for their smiling faces and awesome spirit.

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What is the Perfect Workload? Tyler Calhoun Guest Reporter Have you ever asked yourself if you could go back to kindergarten because the college workload was too difficult? Personally, I found myself asking the exact same question in my AP English and math classes in high school. Two really nice things about high school was that teachers would remind students of upcoming assignments that were due and would, for the most part, accept late assignments. High school was the days of extreme leniency and relaxation…and then I came to college. To be blunt, college is not lenient. Granted I have less

classes than I had in high school, I still get more work in one college class than I ever got in two or even three high school classes. Like in high school, syllabi are given out in each class, except the assignments for the whole semester are posted in a college syllabus. This threw me off a bit because I’m used to my teachers telling me day by day when and what is due. Although this new concept of not getting reminders is slightly stressing, it helps me along with other incoming freshmen to really start to act more like an adult and take charge of our lives; something which us freshmen have been looking forward to for a long time. Besides, I can’t rely on my

future employer to call me every day to remind me to come to work. I also appreciate the zero tolerance for late work in all of my classes. Knowing I had a late assignment “cushion” in high school made me lazy and sometimes I would turn an assignment or two in late because I knew the penalties would be slim to none. Having zero tolerance for late work forces me to stay on top of my work, even if I have a lot of work. Because of the zerotolerance for late work rule, it has allowed me to learn to budget my time and make sure my work gets done in a timely manner while also having time do participate in clubs, go to the gym, and socialize with

friends. Something I like to keep in mind is that “work turned in on time saves a dime.” By this I mean that turning in my work on time, along with studying, will keep my GPA up and in the grand scheme of things will save me money if I don’t have to retake a course. Some people may read this and think that I’m just venting because I’m having a hard time adjusting to the workload difference. I won’t lie, it’s a big change and it will take some time to get

used to, but it is a change that I am already starting to make and a change that I am more than willing to make. I came to college knowing I would be challenged and that at

times it will become difficult, but like in high school, I will get through it with hard work, realistic goal setting, and the right group of people around me for support. Unlike high school, I’m actually studying and doing work for something that I truly love and have a passion for, and with that, I am ready to start my freshman year of college at this wonderful University. Go Eagles!

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Student Forum “What are your opinions on the design changes to the Avion?”

Steven Gosselin Senior AE

John Colley Senior AE

Tyler Nimmagadda Sophomore EP

Bobby Breeden Sophomore UAS

Vince Ramsey Senior Homeland Security

Matt Maccarrone Sophomore Civil Engineering

“The way it flows together makes it easier to follow. More comics would be nice, though.”

“The flag is a lot cleaner and I like the addition of the weather object.”

“I like how the sections are labeled better now. The section covers are really nice.”

“It looks a lot better; a lot of big pictures. Could use more airplanes, though.”

“The weather is cool and that’s a super classy flag. I don’t get Klyde Morris, though.”

“I like the bigger text on the headlines and I like that there are a lot more pictures.”

- Compiled by Trey Henderson and Matt Michlowitz

Student Forum “What is your advice to the Freshmen?”

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Jimner Muriithi Senior AE

Ravtoz Multani Senior AE

Krys Lewin Senior AE

Rohit Gulati Senior ME

Carson Gedeus Junior ATC

Grady Massey Sophomore AE

“Don’t get too overwhelmed by college life.”

“Don’t do anything stupid on campus.”

“Anyone who says “I’ve got this”, doesnt have this.”

“Beware of the riddle runaround, and don’t eat at the buffet.”

“Prioritize, put your grades first, don’t tolerate c’s, and get involved.”

“Go to class, go to the gym, if you’re physically healthy, you’ll be mentally healthy as well.”

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Photo Courtesy: Cessna Aircraft Company A Cessna employee maneuvers a new Turbo Skylane JT-A. The new Skylane offers a diesel engine complimented with a Hartzell propeller. The redefinied Skylane maintains much of the same structural design and critical systems as its predecessor, including the Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

Turbo Skylane Goes Diesel

On July 23, 2012, Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced major powerplant changes for its 182 Turbo Skylane model. The Turbo Skylane will now be powered by a Safran SMA SR305-230E-C1, renaming it the Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A. Developed in France, this engine offers better fuel burn, improved reliability, longer range, and creates less noise pollution over its AVGAS predecessor, the Lycoming IO-540AB1A5. Lycoming, however, will remain responsible for service to the Safran engine in the United States. May 22, 2013 marked the first test flight for the redefined airplane. “The Turbo Skylane JT-A performed just as expected,” said Cessna Senior Test Pilot Dale Bleakney. “The weather conditions were fantastic…we took the Turbo 182 up for what turned out to be a very normal first flight. We flew for 2.3 hours, achieved [an altitude] of 8,000 feet, and attained a true air speed of 158 kts. We brought it in and did some takeoffs and landings, and everything went as expected.” For those in the market for a new airplane, the Turbo Sky-

lane JT-A starts at $515,000. This is the company’s first non-turboprop single-engine airplane to be fueled by JetA, commonly referred to as diesel or jet fuel. Jet-A is a kerosene-based substance that burns at a higher octane than conventional AVGAS.

We took the Turbo 182 up for what turned out to be a very normal first flight...everything went as expected.

Andy Lichtenstein Senior Reporter

The new SMA engine is a 4-cylinder, horizontally-opposed, 4-stroke machine with 305 cubic inches of displacement and a dry weight of 460 pounds. Burning from 7.5 to 10.5 gph at normal cruise, this machine includes an engine-driven mechanical-injection fuel pump, and an SMA turbocharger. Air and oil cooled, this engine comes without a mixture control, meaning there is no way to adjust the fuel to air ratio, similar to the diesel engine you may find in a standard 18-wheeler. Despite this, the engine provides 230 hp up to 10,000 feet, and is rated up to 20,000 feet. On the opposite side of the engine is a direct-

drive constant-speed Hartzell propeller. This engine is also fully EASA, FAA, and IACAR (Russian) certified. The new Turbo Skylane will burn 30 to 40% more efficiently at 11 gph with a max cruise speed of 155 knots, while still being able to perform with 1,018 pounds of useful payload. Owners and operators will appreciate the 2,400 hours in time between overhauls. Lycoming’s engine required an overhaul every 2,000 hours. Additionally, the new powerplant affords the 182 with an improved range of 1,360 nm, which is the most of any piston-single or turboprop aircraft currently offered by Cessna. The new Skylane even has better reach than the Citation Mustang and Citation M2. Major competitors in general aviation only offer a fraction of that range. For example, the Cirrus SR22 only offers 1,169 nm, while the Diamond DA-40 XLS only offers 785 nm. To put icing on the cake, Safran’s diesel engine is also 4 decibels quieter than its predecessor. The new airplane will have an opportunity to prove it’s worth upon preliminary deliveries scheduled for later this year. For more information, please visit

SMA, a division of the Safran, has been contracted by the Cessna Aircraft Company to provide the powerplant for the new 182 Turbo Skylane JT-A. Lycoming will remain responsible for engine service in the United States. This is the first diesel engine to be offered by Cessna Aircraft for its piston-singles.

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New 787 Routes Released

Airshow Center Vero Beach Airshow Vero Beach, Florida October 5-6th 2013

> Vero Beach Airshow will feature United States Navy F/A18 tactical demostration team. (Subject to sequestration) Also the Army’s Golden Knights demonstration team as well as a full weekend of military and civilian demonstrations. _________

Air and Space Show Melbourne, Florida November 2-3rd 2013

> This year brings the Cocoa Beach Airshow to Melbourne, Fla. on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3. Details and tickets will be made available in the near future. _________

Stewart Airshow Stewart, Florida November 2-3rd 2013

> This airshow will feature the Lewis and Clark FLS microjet which is the world’s smallest jet that has been thrilling airshow audiences all over the world. This airshow will feature Julie Clark, a pilot of more than 42 years experience and has logged more than 31,000 hours. It will also feature an inaugural balloon glow event feld on Friday night which features multiple balloons lighting up the night sky. _________

Pensacola Airshow Pensacola, Florida November 8-10th 2013

> The Santa Rosa Island Authority is continuing to discuss the possibility of hosting an airshow this November. The townspeople of Pensacola want to host an all civilian airshow tentative for Veterans Day weekend. Boardmembers are interested in working with the Blue Angels. This event is not yet confirmed.

This Week in Aviation History September 13, 1965

A new hot air balloon altitude record is set of 9,770 ft (2,978 m).

September 10, 1942

The United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command establishes the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), an organization of civilian women pilots who ferry military aircraft from factories to airfields to free male pilots for combat duty.

787 to pass through Texas, New York, California Anthony Carpeneti Guest Reporter The launch of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been anything but dreamy. This plane has experienced a number of technical difficulties that have grounded the airplane twice for four months earlier this year. But despite all the trouble this next generation aircraft has experienced, it seems to be reinventing the way we travel. All over the globe, exciting new routes on the 787 are being created. These new routes are popping up in hub cities with destinations to second tier cities that, up until now, would

never gain such service. Airlines such as British Airways, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and others have already started implementing these flight offerings with very positive results. British Airways is going to start a route beginning in March of 2014 with service from London Heathrow to Austin, Texas five times a week. It will eventually be upgraded to daily service sometime in May. British Airways thinks there is a market share in Austin, even though they have service at both Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Dallas Fort Worth Airport. They see these other London flights complementing the new service to

Austin. Another interesting new route of the 787 is on a not-so- popular airline called Norwegian Air Shuttle. This airline is the third largest lowcost carrier throughout Europe offering only short flight options throughout Europe. That all changed on May 30, 2013, when Norwegian opened its first long haul flight on the 787 from Oslo to New York City. Beginning on May 3rd, Norwegian will be operating 787 flights from Stockholm to Oakland, California twice a week. On May 28, they will also be starting 787 flights from Oslo to Oakland three times a week. They have chosen Oakland International Air-

port as their destination instead of San Francisco International Airport because the landing fees at Oakland are a lot more affordable than San Francisco. United Airlines is another Boeing 787 operator that is going to be starting up alternative routes. Beginning on June 11, 2014 and pending government approval, United will offer service from San Francisco to Chengdu, China three times a week. This service, if approved, will be the first service by a US carrier to Mainland

China besides Beijing and Shanghai. Chengdu is a fast growing city. Over 200 “Fortune 500” companies have offices in Chengdu, and therefore, a large part of this new service is being offered for the convenience of these companies. Despite all of its initial challenges, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is quickly building a positive name for itself within the travel industry. These new flight plans are bold, game changer moves making this magnificent airplane everything that Boeing promised and more.

Testing Continues for KC-46 Tanker Check out these facts about Boeing’s newest aircraft: Tayler Vest Guest Reporter The KC-46 Tanker is the cargo/refueling plane that is going to replace the KC-135. It is based on the Boeing 767. The KC-46 can deliver more fuel, cargo, and personnel from all ranges. It carries a maximum of 212,000 pounds of fuel with an air-to-air refueling receptacle that is capable of offloading 1,200 pounds per minute. The tanker’s maximum takeoff weight is 415,000 pounds. It

will use two Pratt & Whitney PW4062 engines which deliver 62,000 pounds of thrust each, giving it a max speed of 915 km/hr and a cruising speed of 851 km/hr. It is also more reliable and has a proven global support network. 15-inch displays allow for pilots to make quick decisions. New defensive systems and cockpit armor increase crew survivability. It can support a crew between 3 and 15 people, and its

advanced fly-by-wire boom will allow for multipoint refueling. Boeing announced that it has begun production of the second of five booms that will be tested for the aircraft. One will be used in a plane for risk reduction analysis and one will be tested on a test plane. As of August 21, 2013 the KC-46’s

critical design review was completed nearly one month ahead of schedule on September 24, 2013. Boeing is to start preparing 4 test aircraft beginning mid 2014 and the first fully equipped plane is projected to be flying by 2015. They expect to have 18 tankers by 2017. The second KC-46a tanker’s construc-

tion began on August 23, 2013. Boeing’s contract will produce 179 aircraft by 2027. For more information on the KC-46 tanker visit kc-46-aerial-refuelling-aircraft-us/.



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NASA SLS RS-25 Testing Progresses Emily Hazard Guest Reporter At the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, NASA designers and engineers are working alongside the Lockheed Martin Test Operations Team, creating a thrust frame adapter capable of withstanding 7,755 pounds of thrust for the A-1 test frame to enable the testing of RS-25 engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) vehicle. This is no simple feat, as the frame and piping must be able to withstand the forces of engine testing. The design of this frame must be carefully engineered in order for it to hold the engine and absorb the thrust produced during the testing process. The original J-2X equipment that was installed on the A-1 test stand just simply will not do anymore. Each thrust frame adaptor is unique to the specifica-

tions and thrust requirements of its particular engine. The old J-2X engine was capable of producing 294,000 pounds of thrust, but the new RS-25 engine will be capable of almost 530,000 pounds of thrust. Therefore, a new thrust frame adaptor must be created to replace the old one. The new thrust frame must be carefully analyzed and tested to make sure that it can withhold the stresses of engine testing. NASA engineers are also working on the development of the new liquid oxygen (LOX), liquid hydrogen and related piping system. The SLS RS-25 rocket engine testing is expected to begin next spring. The SLS is being developed with the intentions of carrying humans deeper into space than ever before. NASA has very high testing standards, so the testing process of the SLS RS-25 may take longer

than you might think. In the past, NASA has tested engines for up to 5 years

before they ever even used them. But once tested and certified, the RS-25 rock-

et engines will be used for both operational missions and SLS flights into space.

AEHF 3 - Atlas V 531

Sept 18 @ 0304-0504 EDT Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41

SES 8 - Falcon 9

September - Time TBD Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40

GPS 2F-5 - Delta IV (4,2) Oct 17 @ 1820-1838 EDT Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-37B

Thaicom 6 - Falcon 9 October - Time TBD Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40

Orbcomm OG2 - Falcon 9 November - Time TDB Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-40

MAVEN - Atlas V 401 Photo Courtesy: NASA / SSC

3D printing was first achieved in 1982, but has become more and more of a viable method for part production in recent years due to the drop in cost and size of printers as well as greater recognition outside of industry. Today, with a 3D printer you can make anything from small machinery to the kitchen sink. The variety of materials available for the process is always increasing, ranging from plastics to metals, to even some forms of food and bio-materials (there’s your replicator trekkies). With all this in mind, it’s hardly surprise that NASA is getting in on their action. What’s their goal? To eventually 3D print a full rocket of course! They have printed, and subjected to testing, various smaller parts of rocket assemblies. Most recently, they printed a full rocket injector assembly. A part which previously would have required 28 machined parts, that can now be manufactured in one print job. Every part in a Rocket motor is subjected to intense heat and force during normal service so plastics would hardly suffice. The fuel injector is the part of the motor which feeds liquid fuel and oxidizer to the combustion chamber at the

correct ratios for optimum thrust. The method used by NASA to manufacture the injector involves using a laser to form a metallic powder into hardened metal. The process is such that the part needs very little finishing and is strong enough to take the punishment of its job. The part withstood all testing and is the largest part to date manufactured by NASA in this manner. Plans have been underway for 3D printers to be utilized on space missions to manufacture tools and parts directly on board. This would make repairs a significantly easier process when compared to the task of having to send up the replacement parts directly up to space, FedEx doesn’t exactly deliver to the ISS. Building more parts of space craft from 3D printed parts would not only make the repairs in question easier, but would drastically reduce production costs on the craft, with estimates for some parts being up to 70%. In the wake of the new global interest in 3D printing, it may be possible that in the coming decades we will see Missions to Mars printed over the course of a few hours. Once we get there, the next step would be to print all of the facilities for incoming colonists, and provide all of their food via 3D printing as well.

Nov 18 @ 1347-1547 EDT Cape Canaveral AFS SLC-41

A computer aided drawing model of the A-1 Test Stand with the RS-25 engine attached shows the location of the newly constructed RS-25 Thrust Frame Adapter.

The Future of Rockets is 3D Printing Josh Nutzati Staff Reporter

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ISS Sightings September 11th

6:14am - Visible for four minutes. Max height: 61 degrees. Appears 11 degrees above SSW. Disappears 33 degrees above ENE.

September 12th

5:28am - Visible for two minutes. Max height: 27 degrees. Appears 26 degrees above SSE. Disappears 22 degrees above E.

September 13th

6:15am - Visible for five minutes. Max height: 32 degrees. Appears 19 degrees above W. Disappears 10 degrees above NNE.

September 14th Photo Courtesy: NASA Glenn Research Center A 3D printed rocket engine injector is tested by Florida-based Aerojet Rocketdyne. This hot-fire was the first time a 3D printed part was used on a rocket engine assembly.

5:29am - Visible for two minutes. Max height: 45 degrees. Appears 45 degrees above NNE. Disappears 11 degrees above NE.

This Week in Space History September 10th, 2011 NASA’s GRAIL A&B launches fromCape Canaveral AFS SLC-17. September 10th, 1967 Surveyor 5 lands on moon. Photo Courtesy:NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given A 3D printed rocket injector is prepared for a hot fire test at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center by propulsion systems engineer Greg Barnett.

September 12th, 1966 Gemini XI launches on a three day mission.



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LADEE Continued from A1 >> have been used on the Space Shuttle and Delta launch vehicles. While this was the maiden flight for a Minotaur V, most of the hardware on the vehicle is flight-proven. The Minotaur V shares avionics, structures and fairings with the Minotaur IV. Friday evening’s flight adds to the 100% mission success history of the Minotaur launch vehicle family bringing the total number of launches performed to 24. After leaving Earth orbit in approximately 24 days, LADEE will arrive in lunar orbit from the moon’s leading edge and the travel behind the moon, then re-appear to Earth’s view and execute a Lunar Orbit Insertion burn. For the next 24 hours for lunar orbit insertion, LADEE will remain in a elliptical retrograde equatorial orbit. Through a series of maneuvers, the elliptical orbit will be reduced to a more circular orbit at an altitude of 156 miles. After this orbit is stabilized, the spacecraft will maneuver to an orbit

Cover Story of 20-60 miles in altitude above the surface of the moon for the next 40-60 days to commission the spacecraft which includes systems checkout and configuration of the science payload. After this is complete, the team will conduct the science phase of the mission which will last 100 days. At the completion of the science mission, the spacecraft will be decommissioned and directed to impact the lunar surface. LADEE is carrying three science instruments and one technology demonstrator. The first of these scientific instruments is the Ultraviolet and Visible Light Spectrometer which will determine the composition of the lunar atmosphere by analyzing light signatures from particles. The second instrument is a Neutral Mass Spectrometer responsible for measuring variations in the lunar atmosphere over time and altitude. The last instrument is a Lunar Dust Experiment designed to capture and analyze samples of lunar dust. The technology demonstrator package will test the feasibility of using lasers instead of radio fre-

quency communications for broadband data link speeds to Earth. The spacecraft was built around a spacecraft bus built using the new Modular Common Spacecraft Bus architecture. This design allows for easier and cheaper manufacturing and assembly processes when building a new spacecraft. The Modular Common Spacecraft Bus

is built from lightweight carbon composite allowing the spacecraft to have a total weight of only 844.4 pounds. LADEE’s attitude control system is comprised of a sun sensor, two star trackers, reaction control wheels and an inertial measurement unit. For orbital maneuvering, LADEE is also equipped with bi-propellant fueled thrusters.


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LADEE does not require a specific orientation to capture solar energy as the entire spacecraft is covered in solar panels. The next mission for NASA will be the Orbital Sciences Demonstration Flight from Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia on Sept. 17. This mission will mark the second flight of the liquid fueled Antares launch vehicle and the first flight


of the Cygnus cargo vehicle as a part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program. Cygnus is a cargo resupply vehicle for the International Space Station aimed to compete with SpaceX’s Dragon capsule. If all goes well during the flight in September, the first operational flight of Cygnus will be in Dec. 2013.

Ben Cooper / LADEE streaks across the New York skyline aboard the Minotaur V on its way to lunar orbit. As seen from the Rockefeller Center, 200 miles north of the launch pad, the first Orbital Sciences Minotaur V rocket lifts off with NASA’s LADEE spacecraft onboard on its way to the moon. The Empire State Building, prominently visible in the foreground of this photo, is emblazoned in green and blue in honor of the US Tennis Open this week. Photo is courtesy of Ben Cooper, owner of and Avion Staff Photographer and Space Editor, 2004-2008.

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Upcoming Games: Tuesday MSOC vs Florida Southern Lakeland, Fla. at 7p.m.


vs Embry-Riddle: 1 Alison Smalling ERAU Athletics

Thursday No Games

Friday VB vs Southeastern Daytona Beach, Fla. at 7p.m. WSOC vs Kansas Wesleyan Daytona Beach, Fla. at 7:30p.m. MTEN vs TBA All Day

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Women’s Soccer Upends No.1 Lindsey Wilson

Wednesday VB vs Flagler College St. Augustine, Fla. at 7p.m.


For the second time in program history, the Embry-Riddle women's soccer team faced a team defending its national title and ranked No. 1 in the nation. For the second time, the Eagles rose to the challenge and knocked off their top-ranked opponent. The latest victory came on Sunday afternoon when the Blue and Gold registered a 1-0 shutout of Lindsey Wilson (3-1) on neutral ground at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Sunday's win marked the Eagles' first in five outings against the Blue Raiders and improved their overall record to 2-1-1 on the year.

Lindsey Wilson: 0 "What a tough battle between two good teams in the heat!" ERAU Head Coach Samantha Bohon commented. "I am a big fan of Lindsey Wilson and how Drew gets his team to play. I was really impressed with them Friday night against William Carey and knew we had our hands full today. One thing I appreciate about today's performance is how our team kept working and competing despite the conditions. We still have plenty of room to grow and things we can do better, but these two games brought out some blue-collar toughness we need. It's a much more enjoyable bus ride going home 2-0. " The start of Sunday's game saw both teams even

in possession. The Blue Raiders had a 3-1 shot advantage on the stat sheet, but the Eagles created an equal number of chances as crosses behind the LWC defense just missed their intended targets. At the 27:05 mark Valerie Obita forced a Lindsey Wilson defender to play the ball out over the goal line resulting in an ERAU corner kick. Katherine Ebbs started the set piece from the left corner flag and lifted the ball in toward the near post where it was met by Obita. Obita headed the ball into the path of Martine Olsen who stood on the goal line near the far post and the senior headed the ball into the back of the net to put the Eagles up 1-0. The remainder of the half saw Lindsey Wilson increase its intensity on offense, but the Eagles, thanks in part to a couple of strong plays from goalkeeper Olivia Lynch, turned back the Blue Raider attack and took the onegoal advantage into the intermission. In the 49th minute, the

Eagles won another corner kick and seemed destined to repeat the success of the first half, but this time Olsen's shot was stopped on the line by a LWC defender. Later in the half, Rebekka Gisladottir won the ball in the Eagles' defensive third and made a pass that released Isabelle Haaranen on the left side. Haaranen dribbled another 10 yards before taking aim at the goal, but LWC goalkeeper Johanna Henrikson got her fingertips to the ball to keep the Eagles off the board again. With just under eight minutes remaining, the Eagles launched an attack that led to a series of four consecutive corner kicks. The Blue Raiders managed to turn back each set piece and with a minute left, took the ball to the other end of the pitch. LWC got the ball into the box and a ERAU clearance attempt ricocheted off LWC forward Natasha Gensetter and back toward the goal, but once again, Lynch was on hand to snag the save and preserve the shutout.

Saturday XC vs Mountain Dew Invitational Gainesville, Fla. MTEN vs TBA All Day

Sunday WGOLF vs Coastal Georgia Invite Jekyll Island, Ga. at 7a.m. WSOC vs Concordia Daytona Beach, Fla. 11a.m. MGOLF vs NAIA National Champ Daytona Beach, Fla. MTEN vs TBA All Day

Monday WGOLF vs Coastal Georgia Invite Jekyll Island, Ga. at 7a.m. MGOLF vs NAIA National Champ Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Men’s Cross Country Finishes in First at South Florida Invitational

Brianne Wigley ERAU Athletics

The NAIA 22nd ranked Embry-Riddle men's cross country team opened their 2013 season on Friday evening at the South Florida Invitational, racing to a firstplace tie in Non-Division I,

the best finish at the event the Eagles have ever posted. The 13-team field featured five NCAA I squads and eight others, the team results were split into NCAA Division I and Non-Division I. The Eagle men had to overcome adversity after the

race was delayed for more than two hours because of lightning, and the race finally getting underway with the men and women combined into one 5K race. "The men had a phenomenal race especially with the circumstances, sitting around for two hours and

then having the warm up and race cut short" Eagle Head Coach Mike Rosolino said. The top scorer for the Eagles was junior Vincent Bett he came in sixth place (14:54.88), Zachary Kraus (15:07.19), Paul McKenna (15:08.01), Matt Graves

(15:32.78) and Jacob Dordick (15:48.65) rounded out the scorers who contributed to the first place team finish. "It was a great team performance, with several personal bests for a 5K. I was very impressed with everyone today. They took advantage of a great course and

the bad weather to run fast times" Rosolino stated. The Eagle harriers earned 60 total points tying for first place with Florida Southern. Nova Southeastern (82), Saint Leo (83) and Tampa (100) rounded out the top five for the Non-Division I schools.

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Women’s Cross Country Opens Seasons with Third Place Finish Brianne Wigley ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle women's cross country team kicked off its 15th season of competition at the South Florida Invitational on Friday evening, placing third in the Non-Division I race. Senior, Ellie Staker was the top Eagle finisher with a third place finish (17:24.74). The 14-team field featured five NCAA I squads and nine Non-Division I schools; the team results were split into NCAA Division I and Non-Division I. The race was delayed for more than two hours because of lightning, and finally got underway around 7 p.m. with the men and women combined into one 5K race. "The women had a great opening performance finishing third among the Non-Division I schools," Embry-Riddle head coach Mike Rosolino said. "It was a solid performance with a few setting personal bests." Four women for the Blue and Gold raced to personal best times;

Rebecca Love finished in 43rd (19:06.28), Marina LeVine finished in 47th (19:17.97), Jaena Smith finished in 83rd with a 20:21.28 and Hayley Lewis

placed 96th (20:41.58). Scoring points for the Eagles was senior Staker in third place, junior Love in 43rd, freshman Levine in 47th, fellow freshman

Anabel Steiner placed 63rd (19:47.17) and sophomore Martina Tafoya came in 69th place (20:00.86). "I was very pleased with our times today and

the improvement they have shown the last three weeks," Rosolino said. "They competed well in a tough situation with men in the race and showed

real poise." Tampa won the with 31 total points, ing out Saint Leo and Embry-Riddle for the title.

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10 Entertainment Not Quite so Kick-Ass as the First One Page


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Floyd Perkinson Staff Reporter KickAss 2 is the sequel to the 2010 film about an ordinary guy who starts a wave of masked vigilantism after a YouTube video goes viral. The film picks up where the first film left off where

KickAss’ vigilante actions lead to the formation of his own arch nemesis. The film is a mix of comedy and action which is well received by its target audience. The action in KickAss is not over-the-top with extended expert close combat but instead uses a

Photo Courtesy: Universal Pictures

style a la Die Hard, the original not the ridiculous garbage that started with the fourth film; instead the film uses an action style of ordinary people in extreme situations. Although the movie is called KickAss, we never see KickAss actually kick ass but rather get his ass saved so much the film should have been called AssSaved, though that might have led to some con-

fusion among moviegoers about prevented sodomy. The comedy in the film is crude and vulgar at times but the film makes it work without becoming too base and creates an extremely funny action film which uses a lot of references. One of the most used if somewhat unintended references in the film is BioShock. The script in KickAss 2 makes such an

inordinate amount of use of the word “daddy”, it will make you think you’re listening to a BioShock dub. This film’s overuse of the phrase “big daddy” was so extreme I was surprised there wasn’t a character named “Mr. Bubbles” who wore an old diver’s suit with a brass helmet and carried around a giant construction drill to kill junkies with. KickAss 2’s un-convolut-

ed action style and comedy make this film a movie that is almost as good as the original and definitely worth considering. If you’re a fan of superhero movies or comic books, or if you’ve ever wanted to see real life vigilantes this is a film worth seeing; however if you’re color blind I would not recommend KickAss 2, and would urge you to boycott this film.

and two falafel patties. The regular hummus was on the chunky side but tasted great with the warm pita, which was more of a pita flatbread than actual pita bread. The other hummus on the plate offered something new and interesting to try having a black bean base instead of garbanzo; the Black Bean Hummus was excellent but unlike the regular hummus, was a bit runny so it could have used a little more Tahini. The Olive Tapenade was perfect, the olives were chopped up to just the right size and drizzled with a good amount of olive oil; but though it still tasted good on pita, the tapenade and the pita didn’t exactly go together. The last and best item on the Tour de Med are the falafel patties; the patties are the green kind made with mint in Arabian fashion as opposed to the other kind of falafel which doesn’t use mint but are heavy on garbanzo. The falafel patties were round like they are supposed to be, though a bit small and not as minty as I prefer them; DAK is the only place around that makes falafel in this manner and I will certainly be coming back for more. Upon the recommendation of our waitress I got

the Earth Burger which is a vegetarian burger not made with whatever disgusting thing Boca Burgers use, but with a black bean patty. The thing to note about the earth burger is that it actually tastes like earth; not because of the black bean patty which was good, but not as good as Daily Grind’s, but because of the bun. For those who don’t like the taste of earth, or want real meat, I would recommend the Dave’s Burgers. The Dave’s Burger sounds appetizing on the menu but I mistakenly ordered the Earth Burger to give DAK’s vegetarian menu a full run; however if when you go to DAK you look over the register, you will see a blackboard with a running total of the Dave’s Burgers they’ve served. How many burgers have they served you ask, well it’s Over 9000! Though not all the items at DAK are good, the ones that do stand out above anything else in the area making DAK a place where vegetarians can eat well and pretend that they are human at the same time, except on Mondays. Dancing Avocado Kitchen, a place where vegetarians and Humans eat in harmony.

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SERVICE Top: Floyd Perkinson/The Avion Newspaper Tour de Med, a tour of the mediterranean made up of Hummus, Black Bean Hummus, Falafel, and Feta Salad



Floyd Perkinson Staff Reporter If you are vegetarian, vegan, a hypocritical pescetarian, or any of the lesser species below Omnivore and Carnivore, then you’ve probably struggled to find a place where you can eat out; that’s where Dancing Avocado Kitchen comes

in. Located on the corner of ISB and Beach St., Dancing Avocado Kitchen and serves both vegetarian and carnivorous meals for lunch, but DON’T GO ON MONDAYS; they’re closed on Mondays, something I learned the hard way. If when you visit DAK you find a spot near the restaurant, thank your lucky stars, otherwise good luck surviving the

3 minute, 1000 K walk in Florida heat. Once you walk inside, if you can find a table inside or outside be sure to order one of their freshly squeezed juices to quench your throat. The juices at DAK use fresh fruits and veggies and taste delicious when you try them, as well as revitalize you with all their fresh nutrients, I recommend the Apple Ginger Snap and getting one of the larger sizes otherwise you’ll end up wanting, ordering, and paying more. After ordering drinks take a few minutes to look over and decode the menu; the first page has appetizers, the second page has entrees while the third and fourth pages have the descriptions for the entrees, but all the pages

have graphics that will throw you off and distract you from your goal of figuring out what to order. Once we solved the menu puzzle, and seeing as how we were in Dancing Avocado Kitchen, we ordered the DAK Guac, Plantains, and the Tour de Med for appetizers. The plantains were very sweet but good. The guac was a completely different experience, it was very chunky with large pieces of avocado and needed more salt, lime, red pepper, and definitely more cilantro. I wouldn’t recommend ever getting the DAK Guac but I would get the Tour de Med every time. The Tour de Med comes with a feta salad, Hummus, Black Bean Hummus, Olive Tapenade, Pita,




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Today’s life quote

Always do sober “ what you said you’d


- Ernest Hemingway



do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.



Congratulations to Robert Nguyen for submitting a correctly completed Kakuro puzzle! Please stop by The Avion office to collect your prize! Before Next Issue: Enter The Avion Kakuro contest! Submit your completed Kakuro to The Avion office in SC 110 before Friday, September 13, at 5 p.m. to be considered. Only students can enter, please bring the completed Kakuro and your Student ID.

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