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Tuesday September 18, 2012

Volume CXXXV Issue 3

Meet the Greeks! Trey Henderson

Guest Reporter On Friday Sept. 14, giant wooden letters were erected all around the west lawn in the spirit of the “Meet the Greeks” event, a time when all the Greek organizations get together to talk a little about themselves and explain who they are and what they do. WIKD 102.5 was on site to pro-

These organizations all work together to make great changes on campus, in the community and throughout the world. Bennett Miles, Chairman of Fundraising and Chairman of Community Service for Delta Upsilon, described many of the events his fraternity supports, including the Purple Parade and Joey’s Gift. He sums up his drive for service by his desire for Embry-Riddle to become more prominent in Daytona, “Through our actions, I would like to see Embry-Riddle gain more visibility in the community.” Sororities and women’s fraternities also work hard for their philanthropy. As Allie Iacovelli of Alpha Xi Delta, a woman’s

vide live music and Sodexo had a table set up to provide the evernecessary free food: burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Approximately 10% of the school’s population is involved in Greek life, divided among 11 fraternities and 5 sororities. Our Greek organizations represent 4 councils: Interfraternity, MultiCultural Greek, Panhellenic and National Pan-Hellenic.

fraternity, emphasizes, “Philanthropy is the biggest thing we work toward.” She detailed her fraternity’s actions to support Autism Speaks by saying, “In the fall we walk for Autism Speaks and last semester we raised over $4,000 from our annual Xi Man competition.” The Meet the Greeks event marks the official kickoff of recruitment week, so for anyone interested in joining a Greek organization, keep an eye out for tables and letters where there is bound to be plenty of information on the campus Greeks. For any further information, check out the Fraternity and Sorority Facebook and Connections page. PHOTO COURTESY/HEATHER LLYOD & MARIAH LAW

How will we power our future? Bharvi Chhaya

TEDx Embry-Riddle Inspired by the success of last year’s event, the TEDxEmbryRiddle team is putting together the conversation of a lifetime - centered around the most crucial question facing us today: “How will we Power Our Future?” To us, this issue is two sided - the evolution of technology to tackle tomorrow’s tremendous energy demands and the social revolution required to develop it. Our questions are simple - Is the future going to be driven by open source ventures, DIY projects and home inventors? Or do the industrial energy giants have something planned and ready to be unleashed? And what happened to those wonderfully promising alternatives - wind, solar, geothermal and nuclear power? Coming together to explore these ideas will be industrialists, researchers, entrepreneurs and students from all over the nation. Currently, the speakers for this year include Dr. Michael Strano from MIT, Dr. Corwin Hardham from Makani Power, David Yaffe from VNF law and many more energy entrepreneurs. Dr. Strano was ranked among the top 20 chemists of the last decade according to data based on citation impact scores of

chemistry publications. He will be introducing an entirely new way to look at new types of fuel cells as well as ultra-high power density batteries using “thermopower waves.” Mr. Yaffe has 30 years experience in energy law and litigation. He brings to us a whole new perspective on the electricity consumption and regulatory paradigms. Corwin has co-founded several companies including Squid-Labs, Potenco, Instructables and WakeKite. His focus is in mechanical design and controls as applied to renewable energy systems, and he holds several patents within these areas. Our in-house Plasma physics expert, Dr. Anatoly Streltsov, will be speaking about the future of nuclear energy. Dr. Streltsov researches electromagnetic waves in the magnetosphere and their interaction with space plasma at Embry-Riddle. We also welcome back ERAU alumnus Manu Sharma (Aero-Astro grad student at Stanford University and an alumnus of Singularity University) who will be talking about the story of wind energy and Nuovo Wind – a wind energy start-up hoping to bring small scale, low-cost aesthetic wind tunnel that could be used to sustainably power individual buildings without intruding on too much real-estate. Brought together by a complete student team licensed for the event, this conference


THE FUTURE OF AEROSPACE was TEDx Embry-Riddle’s event for last year. The top photo has Jason Dunn, the CEO and founder of Made in Space, conversing with students, while the bottom photo shows the end of last year’s event as students literally let their ideas fly. is invitation-only with less than 100 seats left now! TED speakers and attendees are chosen for their merit and for what they can bring to the gathering. Applications

to attend can be found online at: Join the conversation on Oct. 6, 2012 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. APPLY TODAY!



Campus Campus safety: If you see something, say something

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Executive Board Editor-in-Chief Peter Tan Managing Editor Alena Thompson News Editor Allie Iacovelli Business Manager Christopher Heale Photography Editor Austin Coffey Advertising Manager Timothy Campanaro

Editorial Staff

Front Editor Peter Tan Campus Editor Elizabeth Worsham SGA Editor Cassie Jameson Features Editor Peter Tan Opinions Editor Alena Thompson Sports Editors Austin Coffey George Mychawski Comics Editor Floyd Perkinson Entertainment Editor Abby Diekmann

Staff Members

Senior Photographers Antoine Daugny Richard Weakley Staff Reporter Matthew Mackenzie Guest Photographers Derell Campano Ryan Clarke Guest Reporters Andrew Liechienstein Graphics Artist Abby Diekmann Page Editors Trey Henderson Ellizabeh Worsham George Mychawski

Staff Advisor Jessica Searcy, Assistant Director, Programming and Leadership Contact Information Main Phone: (386) 226-6049 Ad Manager: (386) 226-7697 Fax Number: (386) 226-6727 E-mail: Website: 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 EmbryRiddle 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: theavion@

Andrew J Lichtenstein Guest Reporter

Last Monday evening at 11:57p.m., a student was robbed at gunpoint in the Enterprise lot across from the Student Village. “The [Suspect] was [an AfricanAmerican male]. We couldn’t tell how tall he was. He wrapped his face in a t-shirt. And he brandished this silver automatic weapon,” stated Marty Pender. Pender served with the NYPD before coming to Embry-Riddle as a Crime Prevention Coordinator. A beige four-door sedan drove up, picked up the suspect and then fled the scene. “The [victim] was a black belt...” but was wise enough to stand down anyway. “We could have been dealing with a

homicide,” said Pender. “I cannot guarantee it cannot happen here…be aware,” said Kevin Mannix, Director of Safety at the Daytona Beach campus. Anybody with information about Monday’s incident is strongly encouraged to contact Campus Safety or the Daytona Beach Police at (386) 6715100. The University has spent a great deal of time and resources to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. Some of these assets include Rave and the uniformed safety and security officers who patrol the campus and dorm facilities. Not so obvious are the students around you. A select few Embry-Riddle students dedicate their time and energy to ensure the safety of campus events and the Embry-Riddle community at large. However, these resources are not abso-

lute. Your friends and classmates are always your greatest asset. This university is proud to have such an outstanding safety record. We should all try to keep it that way. All students and campus personnel are being called upon to be vigilant. If you see something, say something. You can remain anonymous. Campus Safety and Security Emergency: (386) 226-7233 Campus Escort or Emergency: (386) 226-6480 Likewise, be sure to sign up for Rave if you have yet to do so. Sign into your ERNIE account. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Find the Rave link. Submit your contact information to stay informed.

Meet the Brothers of the Wind Marci Stappung

BOW Executive Committee On Friday, Oct. 12, alumni members of the original Embry-Riddle student minority organization, Brothers of the Wind (BOW), will host a meet & greet event with current African-American students. A free luncheon will be held on the bottom floor of the Student Village Food Court from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The original BOW student group began in 1974. As of 2011, BOW has been re-established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Alumni members of the Brothers of the Wind organization are committed to serving as a perpetual contact for EmbryRiddle’s African-American students and alumni worldwide. They provide student mentoring programs and scholarships, offer career

and social networking, and share opportunities for job placement and career advancement. Accomplished African-American alumni from several fields within the aviation/aerospace industries will be in attendance at the luncheon to network with students. Expected BOW alumni include a captain with United Airlines, avi-

ation attorney for Delta Airlines, an aircraft maintenance supervisor, the manager of the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center, the operations supervisor of JFK International Airport, an aviation supply chain/inventory manager, a retired Navy captain, the registrar

from Florida Atlantic University, the vice president of international operations for Forward Air, an owner of a computer consulting agency and a senior engineer from the B-2B bomber program, to name a few. Additional invited guests include Naval aviators who are scheduled to fly in a T-2 and/ or an F-18. These pilots will be available to network during the luncheon, then they will offer “touch time” at their aircraft which will be on static display at the flight line following the luncheon. Space for the luncheon is limited to the first 50 minority students who register. To RSVP or for more details, contact the Office of Diversity by Oct. 11 at or call 386-226-7558.

ERRSA hosts Roommate Trivia Catherine Cruz Agosto

ERRSA Programming Coordinator How well do you know your roommate? On Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Student Village Atrium the Embry-Riddle Resident Student Association (ERRSA) gave students the chance to put their roommate knowledge to the test by holding the second annual Roommate Trivia. The competition itself was very similar to the old game show “Newlyweds” where contestants were asked about their partner and the couple with the highest score won. ERRSA’s version had three rounds with questions of increasing difficulty and point value. The participants were really motivated to win the prize bin that was full with items for both roommates such as laundry supplies, whiteboards, corkboards, DVDs, toilet paper and much more. However, at the

end, one team prevailed to win the grand prize with a score of 55. ERRSA has many other fun events like Roommate Trivia planned for students to take part. Their next event will be Mega Game Night which will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, in Apollo from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. This event will have something for everybody as there will be a LAN party, board Photo courtesty of ERRSA games, gaming system ERRSA HOSTS EVENTS LIKE Roommate Trivia for competitions and, of Embry-Riddle students. course, there will be lots of free food throughout ERRSA’s events, their rentals or the the night. Mega Game Night is one of organization, feel free to stop by our ERRSA’s most popular events so make office in the Student Village TC205. sure to attend! You can also check us on Connection, If you want to know more about Facebook, foursquare, and

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Student Government

Get to know your SGA

My name is Denean Kelson, and I am from south Louisiana. If you do not know anything about Louisiana, just remember that we pride ourselves in southern hospitality. If you see me around, say hi! Being the youngest of six siblings, and the only girl, I have a very large family. I am a second year Aerospace Engineering major with a minor in Human Factors. I am also a member of the Honors Program, and during my freshman year, I was a member of Task Force One, which is the freshman SGA that allows freshmen to have a voice on campus and gain leadership experience. At the end of my freshman year, I ran for and was elected to the Student Representative Board as a representative for the College of Engineering.



Get to know your SGA

Denean Kelson

Solomon Nader

COE Representative

Graduate Representative

Sophomore Aerospace Engr.

Graduate Aeronautics

I am also a member of the Progress committee for SGA, and the Task Force One Liaison. I joined SGA because I wanted to increase involvement throughout the campus and help students to find their niche. My hope is that by making small changes, the overall student life will improve. I am very excited about working with SGA this academic school year, and I plan to spend a lot of time outside of the Lehman Building, answering questions and helping not only students in the college of engineering but anyone who needs it. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions, comments or concerns about SGA or the College of Engineering. I will be happy to help!

My name is Solomon Nader I am 26 years old and my hometown is Clearwater, FL. I am working on my MSA in Aviation Meteorology and Aviation Management. I did not believe I would be working on my Masters but here I am and I am enjoying it. I am currently the Graduate Student Representative on the SGA. I will be working with campus officials to make sure the graduate students will have a voice when it comes to anything school related. I have been on the Daytona Beach campus since 2009 and received my undergrad in Aeronautics along with six minors in Aviation Safety, Aeronautical Science, Homeland Security, Meteorology, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Flight. My flight ratings are private, instrument, single engine commercial, and multi-engine commercial. Prior to Riddle I was in the U.S. Army

for 4 years as a Humvee Driver / Gunner on a Personal Security Detail and spent 15 months in Afghanistan. I am currently in the Army Reserves and my rank in Sergeant. I have been selected to become a Warrant Officer and will be attending helicopter flight school at the end of the fall 2012 semester. Cool facts about me are I love all Tampa Bay teams and I hate to be lazy. I always have believed you have to work hard but play much harder or you will never be able to really enjoy the hard work you have put in. I love going to the beach, dancing the night away, and to lift things up and put them down. If you ever see me ask me what time it is because it is always protein time on my watch. Hope to see you guys and gals around campus and I am glad to be able to serve you and be here for you!

Student Life Take the Steel Eagle challenge Page


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Andrew Williams Red Rope

Red Rope will be hosting the first annual Steel Eagle Challenge on Sept. 29 at 8:00 a.m. The 10K endurance course is designed to test how much you and your team can push through. Each of the four members of your team will face obstacles such as, but not limited to, the Marine Confidence Course, 500+ lb tires, 50 lb water jugs, rough terrain, wounded warrior carry and mud pits. The race will be conducted around the Embry-Riddle campus and surrounding area. Any ERAU student is welcome to sign up! If you’re not ready to race, come out and support the competitors at the ICI parking lot with a tailgate party featuring WIKD 102.5. Red Rope defines itself as a highly driven team with similar passions and interests that fuel internal competition allowing us to push each other past our own selfdefined, individual limits. We wish to share these lessons in the form of a race. The Steel Eagle intends to build cama-

raderie, increase mental toughness and develop esprit-de-corps among competing teams. It allows any student to experience the type of training Red Rope members, as well as other ROTC Cadets endure in preparation for Active Duty. After set-up costs, all proceeds will go to charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project. The Purpose of Red Rope is to create an opportunity for ERAU students to experience special operations training by emulating a rigorous indoctrination experience as well as exposing individuals to mission critical skills used by every day operators. We work in conjunction with past graduates who have become Air Force Special Tactics Officers, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers and Air Force and Navy pilots. For more information about Red Rope, contact Matt Edens at For more information on the Steel Eagle Challenge, contact Tom McCafferty at or visit the Steel Eagle website at

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THE STEEL EAGLE CHALLENGE intends to build camaradarie, increase mental toughness and develop esprit-de-corps among competing teams.

Calling all former Eagle Scouts Eric Griffin

Alpha Phi Omega If you were active in the Boy Scouts before college, or if you are interested in helping build friendships while serving the community, then you may want to consider rushing Alpha Phi Omega. Alpha Phi Omega is founded on the principles of leadership, friendship, and service. The purpose of our fraternity is “To assemble college students in a national service fraternity in the fellowship of principles derived from the Scout Oath and Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America; to develop Leadership, to promote friendship, and to provide service for humanity; and to further freedom that is our national, educational, and intellectual heritage.” Gaining leadership experience in college can be a benefit to you for the rest of your life, and you can gain that experience while working alongside people who will become lifelong friends. APO

offers opportunities to give back to the community and campus, to make EmbryRiddle and Daytona Beach better places for everyone. APO is not just a local organization. Being a part of the local chapter of APO is becoming part of a global community. With over 400,000 members on 620 campuses across three continents, being a brother in Alpha Phi Omega gives you a worldwide family. EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University is home to the Alpha Delta Nu chapter of APO, and as a chapter we are dedicated to serving this global community. If you would be interested in meeting some of the brothers of Alpha Phi Omega, then try to make it to one of our many Rush events! This week’s events include a pool party, a kickball game, a speed mingling with the active brothers, and an invite only event. We are also selling rubber ducks for a race on friday. For any further information, contact adnerau@, or stop by our table in the student center.

Photo courtesy/Jordan Spencer

ALPHA PHI OMEGA is founded on the principles of leadership, friendship, and service. With over 400,000 members on 620 campuses across three continents, being a brother in Alpha Phi Omega gives you a worldwide family.

Caffeine Special Do you know how much you drink? Page


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Chris Heale & Andy Lichienstein


women, 24% of them that consumed more than 200 mg of caffeine a day suffered misSpecial Feature carriages. Out of those who consumed For many people, less than 200 mg caffeine is a necessary daily, only 10% feature of the daily rousuffered miscartine. Whether you are riages,” stated a college student, stay Small. at home parent or high While cafrolling executive, caffeine is assofeine usage is a comciated mainly mon feature in all our with coffee, lives. tea and energy Many students at drinks, it can ERAU will attest to also be found using caffeine for its in some more stimulating properties, unusual placwhether it is coffee to es. Caffeine get up in the morning can be found or an energy drink to in chocolate, stay up late in preparasoft drinks, PHOTO COURTESY INHABITAT.COM tion for exams. nuts, painkillVARIOUS STARBUCKS CUP SIZES ranging from 8 fl.oz o 20 fl.oz. (Short, Tall, But in the modern ers and even Grande & Venti.) The smallest cup size is not easily available everywhere. college environment PHOTO COURTESY POSSESSEDBYCAFFEINE.COM soap and this with all the stresses and makes it hard contain 138 mg of caffeine. Like energy high levels in various poultry. strain that go with it, for people to drinks, these shots also have various addiNatural products in your diet also help what are the real costs and benefits monitor their intake. tives in them. These numbers and more can a lot more instead of that midnight bag of of using caffeine on a regular basis? Starbucks is shown to be one of the worst be found at potato chips from the vending machine. In a report entitled “An Analysis of the culprits with three times the amount of caf- database. Staying hydrated is also something that Effects of Caffeine on College Students,” is overlooked by most people, who drink Embry-Riddle student Joshua Small soda, coffee and teas instead of water durattempts to find out. Drink Fluid Ounces Caffeine (mg) mg/floz ing the day. The report, which focuses on the psyCaffeine is the solution to most students’ chological effects of caffeine, suggests that 5-hour Energy 2 138 69 problem of feeling fatigued or for needing although caffeine has “many positive side that extra “kick” so they can focus better. effects in low doses”, it can also increase NOS Powershot 2 125 62.5 One great tip is to figure our whether you stress levels and contribute to sleep depriare a “sparrow” or an “owl,” which is basivation. Amp Energy Drink 16 142 8.9 cally whether you are a morning worker or “Caffeine is the only stimulant added into a night worker. Getting work done during widely consumed foods and beverages” Red Bull 8.46 80 9.5 your most alert hours can do wonders for writes Small, “it affects the heart and blood your productivity. vessels through the release of adrenaline. Coca-Cola 12 34 2.8 The power nap is also a highly useful Releasing adrenaline fools the body into tool for anybody and even just ten minutes thinking it needs to perform more efficientPepsi 12 38 3.2 of shut-eye can keep you going for as much ly and therefore it does.” as another two and a half hours according It is these short term effects and the speed Generic Coffee (Brewed) 8 108 13.4 to a Flinders University Study. A Harvard with which caffeine works on the body that University Study also showed that a midday appeal to most people. Starbucks Latte 12 75 6.2 snooze can reverse the effects of informa“Once in the body, caffeine’s effects take tion overload, giving you a chance to put up only 15 to 45 minutes to reach peak levels Lipton Iced Tea 20 50 2.5 a fight against what might be a crazy day. in the bloodstream. This gives a person a sense of well-being and elevated mood, Generic Tea (Brewed) 8 47 5.9 decreased perception of fatigue and drowsiness, alertness, increased flow feine (330 mg) in a cup of grande Another familiar downside of caffeine of thoughts, reduced boredom, (16 fl. oz.) black coffee than that use is what is known as the ‘cycle of depenincreased mental endurance, of a generic instant coffee of the dency’ says Small. “Students begin this and increased physical endursame amount (114 mg), with cycle once they start consuming caffeine ance” states Small, quoting a Dunkin Doughnuts coffee also within three to five hours of bedtime. It disUniversity of Utah study. high on the list (211 mg). rupts their sleep pattern and does not allow Another lesser known Of the common energy drinks, them to get a restful night’s sleep. After this positive effect of caffeine is Monster energy drink, Red Bull, occurs, the person wakes up feeling the temporary relief of headand Rockstar all are hovering tired and turns to caffeine again in the aches. around the 10mg/fl. oz. values morning.” Watch this space as the Avion “During a headache, the for caffeine. Something to be So what would be his advice to those brings you an exclusive close-up blood vessels in the head noted is that all these energy wishing to minimize the negative and with the Space Shuttle Endeavor dilate. Caffeine adversely drinks frequently have a lot maximize the positive effects? The on the last ever flight on the B747 causes blood vessels to conof other things added to them, answer, as with most things, comes as it leaves Kennedy Space Center strict which may explain why which may have different side from moderation. “A safe amount of for LA. it gives relief to some headeffects depending on the indi- caffeine to consume daily is about 100 aches. It is also a mild analvidual. mg to 200 mg” says Small, adding gesic or painkiller” writes Something that should be that “caffeine should not be consumed Small, quoting headache noted is the common size of within three to four hours of sleep as expert Robert Shapiro. the can for these various energy it could cause restlessness and ultiHowever, the effects of caffeine drinks. Red Bull frequently comes mately sleep deprivation”. are not all positive as it can linger in the in an 8.4 fl. oz. size, and occasionally in Because caffeine is so engrained in body for long periods. the 12 fl. oz. size, whereas Monster (eas- our society, avoiding it can be a chal“Caffeine has an average half-life of ily available on campus) and Rockstar are lenge. However, there exist several three to four hours. This means on average commonly sold in the 16 fl. oz. size, or even alternatives to caffeine that can still caffeine could stay in the body up to eight 24 fl. oz., which results in the ingestion of provide increased focus and energy, hours, causing many problems with sleep- large amounts of caffeine along with the giving students another avenue in that ing patterns among college students” writes other additives put into the drinks. pursuit of staying alert. Small. The last category of common caffeine B vitamins provide enhanced metabIn pregnant women this half-life increases ingestion is the energy shot. 5 Hour energy olism and increase heart health. These to 18-20 hours and can result in much more is by far the most common and can fre- vitamins can be found in a variety of serious consequences. quently be found next to the cashier at your foods including leafy vegetables such “One study showed that out of 1,063 local Walgreens or 7-11. These2 fl. oz. shots as spinach or lettuce, and is also in

A7 Opinions Social media: the two-edged sword


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Barbara Chearney Information Technology Embry-Riddle senior and flight student Patrick Welsh gives straight talk about social media – things to think about as a student, both now and later. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more… social networking sites are everywhere, and chances are, you’re on one or more of them. But have you thought about the potential safety and security concerns that come with being on these sites? Or how about the impact they could have on your reputation, either now or somewhere down the line? I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of our students about this very topic. --------------------How do you feel about social media and how do you use it? Social media is a great way for folks to interact with the people and things that interest them most. I use it to talk with friends, stay abreast of news and campus events, and to collaborate on school projects. Over the past few years, I’ve seen more professors and organizations here using social media to engage students, and it’s great. One professor I know tweets out homework assignments, and another one keeps his Facebook page up during class so you can chat him questions directly– it opens up boundaries for people who might not normally speak out. Overall, I like the incorporation of social media into my daily life, but I’ve seen firsthand how – if not used carefully – it can cause problems. What potential problems do you see? People should use caution when using

their locator services in status updates/ Tweets. If you tell the world where you are, you’re also telling them where you’re not, “i.e. I just checked in at Disney, so I’m not at my apartment…feel free to take anything you like.” People need to consider basic security, Barbara. In that same vein, I’ve seen a few students commit some outrageous potent i a l security hazards t h a t they m a y not even realize – like taking pictures of their student IDs or their new drivers’ licenses and posting them. I can understand people being excited about being here or about getting a new FL driver’s license if they have one, but what may not even occur to them is there is personal information on your identification for a reason, it personally identifies you and shouldn’t be broadcasted for all to see. Another potential set of problems is that students don’t fully think about how their

social media behavior can impact their personal and professional reputation. Can you elaborate on how managing your online reputation comes into play? We’re not going to be in college forever. One day, we’re going to need to leave Riddle and find a job. I’ve spoken with several peers who have been on interviews and had hiring manag ers ask t h e m about p a r ticipation in social media – even to the point of asking them to log in and allow the interview board to inspect pictures, posts and comments. And while it’s currently being debated in the courts, some employers are demanding log-in access to applicants’ social media accounts. Granted, as least for now, you have the right to refuse, just as they have the right to end your interview on the spot. I’ve also heard that companies are using personal information and facial recognition software or call 1-888-800-5447. Howl-O-Scream is a separate-ticketed night event. Savings based on advance purchase. General admission $79.99 per person plus tax. Some restrictions apply. Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Parking is not included. No costumes allowed. © 2012 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

to find your social media pages. It’s definitely something we need to consider now, rather than later, because the technology is only going to improve over time. You’re graduating in December. What advice can you give to students who incorporate social media into their daily lives? Think before you post. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media, but people need to temper their propensity for immediacy with the potential for long-term consequences. Also, I’d advise people to remember that cameras and recorders are everywhere. If you’ll indulge me in another story, this will wrap up my feelings nicely. I had a friend who attended another university on a full scholarship. During her junior year, a picture of her that her roommate took and posted surfaced online; my friend was downing a bottle of liquor in one hand, and holding a halfburned cigarette in the other. The picture also showed two under aged students drinking. It was soon determined that my friend was “contributing to the delinquency of minors and tainting the university’s image,” and was promptly expelled. In the end, that picture cost her everything. She’s now working two jobs trying to pay back the scholarship, and her dreams are shattered. It doesn’t matter that she’s a great person deep down and was a superdiligent student – she’s stuck right now. So yeah, that’s what I’d say, “even with that perfect 4.0 GPA, your foul rants or party pictures can cost you everything… use social media, use it often if you wish, but use it wisely.”




Sports Men’s Cross Country finishes third Page


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Ryan Mosher

ERAU Athletics The 2012 edition of the Embry-Riddle men's cross country team competed in its' second race of the season on Saturday morning, finishing third at the Mountain Dew Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida. The Eagles finished only behind the host Gators and North Florida on the day, beating six NCAA I teams and six NCAA II squads. Evans Kirwa barely missed out on winning his second race of the 2012 season,

placing second behind unattached Jeremy Criscione (a participant in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the marathon). Kirwa's 24:14.53 was less than six seconds off Criscione's winning mark, and was the third fastest time in Embry-Riddle program history. Kirwa's time also marked the fastest the native Kenyan had recorded at the Mountain Dew Invitational. Sophomore Vincent Bett made his Embry-Riddle debut an impressive one for Coach Mike Rosolino and the Eagles, finishing in 25:30.77, good for 12th overall and good enough to make him the sixth-fastest runner in Blue and Gold

Upcoming Sporting Events CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday, Sep. 22 vs Asics Embry-Riddle Classic


Saturday, Sep. 22 & Sunday, Sep. 23 vs Webber Invitational

MEN’S HOCKEY Friday, Sep. 21 @ 9:00 p.m.

vs Florida Atlantic University

Saturday, Sep. 22 @ 10:30 vs Florida Atlantic University


Wednesday, Sep. 19 @ 4:00 p.m. at Northwood

Saturday, Sep. 22 @ 2:00 p.m. at Johnson & Wales


Saturday, Sep. 22 & Sunday, Sep. 23 at Falcon Invitational

history. Joining Bett on the list of fastest runners was sophomore Alec Hernandez, finishing third for the Eagles in 25:52.94, putting him 19th in the race and 12th on the fastest runners list. Zachary Kraus (39th - 26:28.59) and Ryan Larson (63rd - 27:06.14) were the final two scorers for the Eagles, both finishing more than a minute faster than last week. "We had much better times than last week obviosuly," Rosolino noted. "Some of that is running on a reasonable course that wasn't waterlogged, and part of it was us just running better." Several other Eagles posted careerbests on the day, including Jamin Mays (75th - 27:18.40), Jason Riggs (92nd - 27:49.23), Palmer Lintz (140th 29:51.56) and Trey Williams (171st -

34:58.28) while Makynzee Balucas made his collegiate debut for the Eagles. "It was nice to get Vincent and some of the new guys in there today," said Rosolino. "It was mostly an NCAA I field and we beat six of them, that's a big accomplishment." The Eagles will now turn their attention to the 2012 Asics Embry-Riddle Classic next Saturday, Sept. 22, the lone home meet for the Blue and Gold. "We are very excited about next week's meet," Rosolino said. "We're going to have a lot of out of state competition coming in. It'll be nice to see some different teams down here. We're looking forward to defending our home turf and extending our winning streak." The Eagles have won five consecutive Asics Embry-Riddle Classics dating back to 2007.

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happy with our performance," Eagle Head Coach Mike Rosolino commented. "We beat solid NCAA I teams, and every single woman ran faster than last week. I think we're getting back into racing shape." Senior Kira Ball finished sixth for the Eagles in 76th overall, but her time of 20:20.99 was a career best. Hyatt (84th 20:31.52), Martina Tafoya (93rd - 20:50.18) and Love (119th - 21:37.37) also competed for the Blue and Gold with Tafoya making her collegiate debut. "We competed really well today," Rosolino said. "Our times more accurately reflected what shape we're in than last week. We stepped up and looked very fluid today." The host Gators won the event with 15 total points, while North Florida (63), UCF (116), Tampa (129) and Florida Gulf Coast (199) finished two through five respectively. Embry-Riddle returns to Daytona Beach to host the 2012 Asics Embry-Riddle Classic on Sept. 22, hoping to defend their meet crown for the sixth time in as many years. "Next week will be a lot of fun," added Rosolino. "It will probbaly be the biggest collegiate field we've ever had and we're looking forward to that. It will also be nice to welcome back the many alumni returning to run in the races."

Women’s Cross Country places sixth in Gainesville ERAU Athletics Ellie Staker posted the second-fastest time in Eagle history and the NAIA No. 19 Embry-Riddle Eagles finished sixth at the Mountain Dew Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida on Saturday. Embry-Riddle bested five NCAA I teams in the race, tying their best-ever finish at the event. Staker finished 12th overall at the meet, running an 18:08.07 for the Eagles, breaking her personal record by a full 39 seconds as well as bettering last week's time by 1:28. All nine Eagles that ran in the meet finished at least a minute better than their time last week, including 19th-place finisher Karina Coelho (19:11.17) and the third Eagle to finish, Lauren Eschbach (20:00.80). Eschbach's time put her amongst the 20 fastest runners ever for Embry-Riddle, joining current Eagles Staker, Coelho, Rebecca Love, Bailey Eaton, Baleigh Hyatt, Nicole Bonk and Aleiyah Ross. Eaton finished just behind Eschbach in 61st place, posting a 20:01.75, while Bonk, running in her first meet of 2012, rounded out the Eagle scorers in 70th, finishing in 20:15.21. "We had a strong showing today, I'm very


Friday, Sep. 21 @ 3:00 p.m. at Northwood

Sunday, Sep. 23 @ 5:00 TBA at Johnson & Wales


Friday, Sep. 21 @ 7:00 p.m. vs Southeastern University PHOTO COURTSEY/ERAU ATHLETICS

JUNIOR ELLIE STAKER POSTED the second-fastest time in Eagle history.

B3 Sports Olsen penalties lead no. 4 ERAU past no. 6 Mobile, 3-1 Page

The Avion,

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

Alison Smalling

ERAU Athletics A pair of penalty kicks by Martine Olsen and a goal by Valerie Obita lifted the fourth-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over sixth-ranked Mobile in the NAIA Game of the Week, Saturday at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. The victory improved the Eagles’ overall record to 5-3, while the Lady Rams fall to 4-2-1 on the year. The Eagles had the better of the offense, outshooting the Lady Rams 12-3 for the contest, including an 8-0 advantage in the second half, and registering six shots on frame compared to just two by Mobile. The Eagles held a 4-3 edge in shots in the first half and had the first chance to score in the 27th minute when the defense put the Blue and Gold in a three-v-one situation after clearing a corner kick. Obita raced down the field and was able to get by the Lady Rams’ last defender, but Mobile goalkeeper Gill McMahon blocked Obita’s shot attempt to keep the Eagles off the board. With 5:59 remaining in the first half, Olsen received the ball in midfield, spun and played Krizzy Menez through on the left side. With just the goalkeeper


Martine Olsen scores twice against Mobile leading to a 3-1 victory. to beat, Menez dribbled the ball into the box and took a quick touch that beat McMahon. In an effort to stop Menez, McMahon tripped the ERAU senior inside the

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18-yard box, which led to an immediate red card, forcing the Lady Rams to play with just 10 players for the remainder of the match. After starting the play, Olsen ended it by converting on the penalty

kick to put the Eagles up 3-1. Despite being down a player, the Lady Rams managed to get a goal in the closing seconds of the first half. Mobile won a free kick just inside the Eagles’ defensive half and after ERAU failed to clear the ball out of danger, Jesslyn Fagundes converted on her second shot of the half to pull the Lady Rams level. In the 62nd minute, the Lady Rams were called for their second infraction inside the penalty area when they were whistled for a hand ball in attempt to stop an Eagle shot. Olsen, whose strike drew the foul, stepped up to the penalty spot and made good on her second penalty kick of the day to put the Blue and Gold up 2-1. With nine minutes left in the contest, the Eagles added an insurance goal. Tova Torstensson took a throw-in on the right side of the pitch and after getting the ball back, she served it into the box where Obita headed it past substitute goalkeeper Rebecca Wynne for her ninth goal of the season. Saturday’s contest marked the Eagles’ final tune-up before they begin play in The Sun Conference. The Eagles open their conference slate against defending regular season champion and 23rd-ranked Northwood at 3 p.m. in West Palm Beach next Friday.

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Women’s Soccer-Forward, Track & Field - High Jump Age: 22 Height: 5’11” Hometown: Melbourne, Australia Major: Civil Engineering


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reveals: It is the story about an aspiring writer and the struggles he faces before his first book is published. A book that ends up re-shaping his life, it is a star studded movie that can only be enjoyed when proper attention is paid to the dialogues and the movie in general. There is a twist in this movie that can leave the audience in utter disbelief andconfusion, or would leave you clapping and saying bravo Mr. Director, Bravo The movie stars are Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana. It was definitely great seeing Cooper play an emotional role instead of his usual comedic role. This movie has excellent cinematography. The unfolding scenes portrayed a great deal of good dialoguing. On the other hand, the movie takes a while to build up and felt extremely short. The movie ended with a cliff hanger; there is no conclusion to the movie and the audience has to figure out what they think happened. I for one think this movie has to have a continuation; overall, I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5.

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The Avion,

September 18, 2012

Floyd Perkinson

Entertainment Editor

Finding Nemo 3D

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Staff Reporter On September 14, Disney re-released Finding Nemo in 3D to box offices in anticipation of their December 4 BluRay release of Finding Nemo from the Disney vault. The film is only being shown in 3D and is definitely worth the extra money to relive this classic story from Pixar.

The 3D layering effects in the rerelease of Finding Nemo added to the magic of this classic Disney movie and created a new feel for the movie. Unlike a regular 3D movie, Finding Nemo did not focus on having objects flying from the screen towards the audience, but rather just on making the movie itself 3D. The 3D effects in the re-release of Finding Nemo were not over-the-top, which gave this Pixar Studios classic a new layer feeling and imagination. Though this movie is a re-release of an older movie, there were no changes made to the film like those in the Star Wars films. The re-release of Finding Nemo did not feature any added material that was not in the original movie from 2003; Marlin is still a terrible father who becomes a completely different person after suffering brain damage from nematocyst venom, and Ellen DeGeneres is still another brain damaged fish whose naïve and optimistic outlook causes complications during most of the odyssey. While most films that are re-released feature changes that were never in the originals and completely ruin the reason audiences loved those films, Finding Nemo did not feature any new additions to the original which would alienate audiences from seeing it again. The absolute lack of changes to the story and the added 3D effects made Finding Nemo an excellent nostalgia film that achieved 4 airplanes out of 5.


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Delta Upsilon brings Joey’s Gift Tim Campanaro

Advertising Manager This past Saturday, Delta Upsilon entered Easter Seals school to volunteer for respite care and help kids with special needs. First they were provided with background information about Joey’s Gift, which helps parents who need some time to themselves have a break and know their kids will be looked after. In the beginning portion of the event the DU brothers were divided into pairs and sent into different rooms with children of various age brackets- one to two year olds, three to six year olds, and then twelve year olds and up. Brothers were then introduced to the primary caretaker for the children and asked to perform a variety of activities with them throughout the day such as playing with toys, dressing up, reading stories, helping with puzzles and going out on the playground. All of the brothers could only offer up positive and uplifting experiences of what they thought of the program. “I feel it was a very rewarding expe-

rience. It’s very important to give back to the community because everyone is apart of it. If you don’t give back to it the community will never grow,” said Craig Wilkerson. Some brothers have participated numerous times and say that each event they go to is a great time. “I’ve done it three times already. Those who go generally say they have a great time,” said Wilkerson. Ask Peter Aguero what his Saturday consisted of and it’s not hard to gather his opinion on Joey’s Gift. “First in the early morning I sung and performed for war veterans with the AcaFellas. Then I immediately rushed over to get to Joey’s Gift after I was done. Every time I do the event I know it’s going to be the best part of my day.” There were many special moments for the brothers during their time with the kids. Wilkerson mentioned one in particular that he thought showed how inventive the kids were with different games. “Kids were making structures with building blocks. Donley (another fraternity brother) asked what kind of building they were making. One of the kids ran over placed a plastic goat on

top of the structure and said it’s a goat factory! Travis Snow liked working with the kids who had the most severe needs. “You know in the more extreme cases of special needs it was still visible that they were normal kids as you got to be around them more and more. One of the kids would try to run for doors and leave the room. I could still tell how smart he was though because he would creep around the area and then make a run for the door when he thought nobody was looking.” This was also Snow’s first time doing this sort of volunteer work. “You see what the parents go through. You know they really do love their kids but it’s easy to see how they can wear you out over an extended period of time. I think it is really awesome to have these unique experiences with each kid and you see that they are really smart and fun to be around.” The reporter of this article also has attached his own thoughts of Joey’s Gift. “I just think that dealing with screaming or crying is nothing in comparison to just sitting down and getting to be a kid again. Knowing that

what you are doing is not only making yourself feel good but also making the parents and kids feel good. I love spending time with all types of children. Role playing with them, helping them put puzzles together and no matter what it is you just feel a warm and fuzzy feeling that is very hard to experience without being there. The time we spent out on the playground spinning them around in a merry-goround was the best to me. When they were all in there together and smiling as we spun them around in a circle. Those are the mental images that can stay with you for a lifetime.” Delta Upsilon had nothing but good things to say about the school and those who worked there and how the school felt. “The atmosphere of Easter Seals and the people who work there are fantastic and personable. They call you by name when they see you are consistently volunteering. It’s a really fun way to get involved in the community and I’d recommend it to anyone,” said Aguero. If you’d like more information on the Easter Seals visit http://www.fl-vf.




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