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Tuesday March 26, 2013

Volume CXXXVI Issue 9

The FAA closes towers near you Andy Lichtenstein Staff Reporter

On Feb. 22, your lovely FAA announced plans to cut 637 million dollars from their budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. On March 22, the organization announced that it will close 149 towers across the country starting April 7. Granted, any tower can remain open, as long as the facility is able to independently hire a company to provide such services. Of the 149 facilities, 14 Florida airports will lose their towers. • Naples Municipal (AFP) • Boca Raton (BCT) • New Smyrna Beach Municipal (EVB) • Page Field (FMY) • North Perry (HWO) • Lakeland Linder Regional (LAL) • Leesburg International (LEE) • Ocala International – Jim Taylor Field (OCF) • Ormond Beach Municipal (OMN) • Punta Gorda (PGD) • Northeast Florida Regional (SGJ) • Albert Whitted (SPG) • Witham Field (SUA) • Space Coast Regional (TIX) There were 24 additional airports that have been removed from the chopping block and will remain open for the foreseeable future. Those in Florida include the following. • Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig (CRG) • Kissimmee Gateway (ISM) • Opa-Locka Executive (OPF) • Cecil (VQQ)

The FAA has not provided an update in regards to those facilities that may close at night. Those Florida facilities include the following. • Daytona Beach Tower (DAB) • Fort Lauderdale Executive Tower (FXE) • Jacksonville Tower (JAX) • Pensacola TRACON (P31) • Palm Beach Tower (PBI) The FAA has also announced that it will maintain a cost-sharing program with 16 facilities across the country, allowing the towers to remain open. The FAA stated that these facilities will receive a 5% funding cut, but will remain open “because Congressional statute sets aside funds every fiscal year for these towers.” Additionally, the FAA is planning to “furlough the vast majority of [the organization’s] 47,000 employees…for approximately one day per pay period…” Interest groups have worked feverishly and will continue to work with the FAA to maintain a standard of safety and efficiency in the national airspace system. Among these organizations include the National Business Aviation Association, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. For more information, visit http://www. cfm?newsId=14414 For all my aeronautical science majors, flight minors, and pilots alike, if you plan to go up before April 7, pay a visit to New Smyrna, Ormond, or any of the other airports on the tower closure list. Sure, it won’t keep the towers open, but at least it will provide a way to thank those controllers who may now be out of a job.


ULA launches GEO-2 satellite Andy Lichtenstein Staff Reporter

United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched an Atlas V rocket at 5:21 PM EST on Tuesday, March 19. The United States Air Force contracted ULA to launch the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite. The SBIRS program has been developed as early warning system that detects potential ballistic missile


and nuclear threats. The RD-180 engine, with all its 860,000 lbs of thrust, launched the vehicle away from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral, into successful orbit, following the GEO-1 satellite launch in

May 2011. Because of the issues associated with the GEO-1 launch, the GEO-2 is expected to enter service prior to its counterpart. This was the third ULA launch this

year, the 37th Atlas V launch, and the 69th launch since the company was founded in December 2006. “The ULA team is honored to serve a pivotal role in placing this critical capability in orbit for our women and men serving around the world and protecting our freedom,” said Jim Sponnick, ULA Vice President, Mission Operations. “From nearly two years ago when we began production of the launch vehicle, through today’s successful mission delivery, this very strong and well-integrated government and industry team has ensured that mission success remains the highest priority at every step in the process,” said Sponnick.




SGA Elections Getting to know ‘JGV’

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Executive Board Editor-in-Chief Peter Tan Managing Editor Alena Thompson News Editor Elizabeth Worsham Business Manager Austin Coffey Photography Editor Trey Henderson Advertising Manager Abby Diekmann

Editorial Staff

Front Editor Peter Tan Feature Editor Matt Michlowitz SGA Elections Editors Cassie Jameson Alena Thompson Student Life Editor Peter Tan Sports Editors Austin Coffey Trey Henderson Comics Editor Christopher Heale Entertainment Editor Dennis Hsu Oliver Aguero Andy Lichtenstein

Staff Members

Senior Photographers Antoine Daugny Richard Weakley Staff Reporters Andy Lichtenstein Joshua Nutzati Guest Photographers Adedolapo Awofiranye Dennis Hsu Louis Stolin Qadir Saheed Guest Reporters David Bortz Ahmed Ibrahim Alex Pearce Jonathan Nutzati

Staff Advisor Wesley Lewis, Assistant Director, Media and Marketing 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@

A message from the JGV SGA Executive ticket: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go,” wrote Dr. Seuss. Our names are John, Gabbie, and Vince and we’re excited to share more about ourselves with you. My name is John Christian, also known by friends as JC, and I arrived at EmbryRiddle in Fall 2010. Attending EmbryRiddle has been the most rewarding experience in my life so far, I am proud to call Embry-Riddle home. It’s a community where we’re all connected by a common thread. Everyone here understands why I look up at the sky. I’m from Brookline, Massachusetts where I love sailing on the Charles River, skiing in New Hampshire and Maine, and watching movies with my mom. One thing my mom always taught me was to give all of yourself to the things that you love. This sentiment has inspired me to be a member of multiple different clubs

and organizations here on campus. My involvement in these clubs and organizations has exposed me to people and experiences that have shaped who I am today and who I’ll be tomorrow. My name is Gabbie Hoekstra and I enrolled at Embry-Riddle in the fall of 2011. Before coming to school, I was fortunate enough to live in Germany, Costa Rica, and Thailand. I mostly taught English, but other odd jobs always seemed to pop up along the way, giving me lots of experience with community development, finance, volunteer orientation, and curriculum implementation in schools. It was nice to fall back into a structured life when I returned to the States and chose to major in Aeronautical Science. Since arriving in Daytona Beach, I’ve remained active in the Triathlon Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, and held positions in the Club Sports Council and SGA. I love staying busy on campus, which isn’t hard to do with flying, studying, working, and attempting to maintain a social life. In my free time, I enjoy flying, training for triathlons, and baking cookies.

My name is Vincent Ramsey and I arrived at Embry-Riddle’s doorstep in Fall 2010. Before I got there I was raised a true southern gentlemen in the great state of South Carolina. Being raised in Myrtle Beach I was allowed to take advantage of some of life’s greatest opportunities. You could find me anywhere from paddling out to surf on a big swell day to rock climbing local scenery or even out jet skiing with the family. Growing up in this environment allowed me to create a real sense of friendship and helped me understand the importance of family and having others care aboutyou. After graduating high school and starting college immediately, I found those important values stood even truer. I made it a priority to join organizations such as Air Force ROTC, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Campus Outreach, and stay involved with Intramural Sports to ensure that I surrounded myself with people that I am now proud to call my friends. For those of you that know us, we’re happy to have you in our lives. For those of you who don’t we’re looking forward to the opportunity to meet you.

Gabbie Hoekstra

where I could make a difference. Without hesitation, he told me, “Go pick up an application.” I applied and was voted in. Since starting my term as a College of Aviation representative, I’ve had the opportunity to make a positive difference on our campus and encourage changes to things that I had only dreamed would change. This isn’t a pitch for the Student Representative Board- it’s a plea for you to make a difference. The SGA has a big influence on the decisions made by school’s administration. Representatives, finance board members, associate justices, and division members work around the clock to help improve student life as well as provide multiple means of communication, entertainment, and resources. The SGA wants to hear your opinion, complaints, ideas, and concerns. We work for you! Next year is going to be a big year for stu-

dents at Embry-Riddle. The new UC is coming to fruition, more and more student organizations are being founded, more majors are being added to the course catalog, and our student body is becoming bigger and more diverse. I am proud to be on an executive ticket with John and Vince because I know that we will keep moving forward to ensure that our goals and ideas will be a positive influence on our university, student body, and the future changes that will occur. This is your time to use your voice. These changes affect more than 1/5 of our student body- they affect everyone. Be responsible. Research the executive tickets and get to know the students running for SRB and SFB. Most importantly: vote. No matter your major, age, or involvement on campus, your opinion needs to be heard. Next year’s SGA is yours to choose, so do your part April 1-5. Just Go Vote – John, Gabbie, Vince.

Students: Just Go Vote COA Representative Hey Riddle! My name is Gabbie Hoekstra and I am honored to be a candidate for Student Government Association (SGA) Treasurer, along with John Christian for SGA President and Vincent Ramsey for SGA Vice President. SGA elections are right around the corner, which means you have the opportunity to vote. Last year 948 students voted - that’s only 1/5 of the student body. As a student who appreciates and takes pride in EmbryRiddle, the SGA, and everything our campus has to offer, let me take a minute to tell you why this bothers me. In the fall of 2012 I noticed a sign advertising vacancies on the SGA Student Representative Board. I had no idea what being a student representative involved, so I asked my friend John Christian, who I knew was involved in SGA, if it was something

There are two Executive Tickets running in this year’s SGA Elections. The other Executive Ticket consists of Braxton Woodward, Nicole Langer and Morgan Damiecki and their “3,2,1 Vote” campaign. The Avion has published all recieved elections materials.

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SGA Elections



College of Aviation COA Candidates not featured:

Jennifer Blanco Jennifer Blanco is a sophomore in Homeland Security with a double minor in Psychology and International Relations. Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, FL, Jennifer has a bubbly and down-to-earth personality, she has been a figure skater for the last 7 years and enjoys rock-climbing.

Kahlil Benjamin

Joshua Berrigan

David Bortz

Charles Isackson

Jonathan Lezman

Jenna Ludwick

Ian Stringer

Harley Bringham

Kevin Kagochi

Jayde King

Jerome Lawrence

My name is Harley Brigman, I am 19, and from South Carolina. I am a sophomore in Air Traffic with minors in Safety, Meteorology, and Unmanned Aircraft. I am very active in greek life on our campus and am a hardworking and dedicated individual in everything I do.

Kevin Kagochi is a senior majoring in Aeronautics with minors in Business Administration and Flight. He also works as a student assistant the Office of Diversity Initiatives promoting the different cultures on campus. Kevin is excited at the prospect of serving students through the Student Representative Board.

Jayde King is an Air Traffic Control Major with a strong background in Aeronautical Science and Maintenance. Jayde King is an active member of Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and Student Government. She enjoys going to church, watching movies, and meeting new people.

Jerome Lawrence is majoring in Aviation Maintenance Science with a concentration in flight. Jerome originally is from of Trinidad and Tobago and plans to improve aviation procedures there. He is a member of the McNair Scholars Program and is also the President Caribbean Students Association and mentors many incoming freshmen.

Andre Prescott

Ajay Raghavendra

Alonzo Sweet

Zack Wilkinson

Andre Prescott is an Aeronautical Science Major with minors in UAS and Applied Meteorology. Being a Member at Large for the SGA, Andre is always doing his best to contribute to the community. Having lived in Spain for 11 years, he particularly enjoys having bilingual conversations and meeting new people.

Ajay Raghavendra is pursuing a dual degree in Applied Meteorology and Computational Mathematics. Passionate for research, he is a member of an IGNITE funded research team and in a WX399 Course, investigating the structure of tropical cyclones. Further, Ajay is an Honors Student and a member of many on-campus organizations.

Alonzo Sweet is the President of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Incorporated. He is serving as the Multicultural Greek Council Treasurer. He loves aviation and his favorite current movie is “Flight�.

Zack Wilkinson is a rising Junior studying Aeronautical Science with a minor in Applied Meteorology. He spends his free time watching airplanes, reading a good book, or playing video games. Zack believes that any goal can be accomplished with the proper attitude and a healthy dose of confidence.

SGA Elections



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College of Engineering COE Candidates not featured: Vianella Acevedo Devin Huff

Adegoke Adelabu

Ravi Gondaliya

Bert Kallio

Goke is a dedicated A.E. Major minoring in Business. Goke works for the First Year Programs as a Peer Mentor & a Tutor. He loves playing tennis, table tennis, and loves running. He loves studying and loves research. Service is a part of Goke. Thanks for reading and GOD bless!

Ravi Gondaliya is senior in Aerospace Engineering. He has served as a VP of Communications for ERAU SAA, VP of Membership for NSCS, Student Assistant for ERAU Alumni Relations and summer CA for ERAU Housing and Residence life. He has great sense of humor and loves to make people laugh!

I am a US Army veteran who wants to build satellites and telescopes and continue to give back to this country because it has given so much to me.

Bradley Shipley

Denean Kelson

Jake Malsam

Nadia Numa

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Hi! My name is Denean Kelson. I’m majoring Aerospace Engineering with a concentration in Aeronautics and minoring in Human Factors. I’m from south Louisiana, and I love music, food and meeting new people. If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the little girl with the big smile!

Jake Malsam is a motivated Aerospace Engineering major with minors in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics. He is currently the president of Pi Kappa Alpha and extremely involved in the ERAU community. Jake enjoys playing sports, traveling, being outdoors, and just having a good time in general.

Nadia Michaella Numa is an assiduous Aerospace Engineering Major with a Minor in International Relations. She is an Orientation ambassador on campus and is a member of SWE, SGA at large, and OBAP to name a few. She enjoys life, the beach, futbol (soccer), and dancing.

Elizabeth Rodriguez is an Aerospace Engineer with a minor in High Performance Vehicles. She is the Chapter President of Lambda Theta Alpha and a member of OBAP. As a hobby she enjoys artistic activities, such as music, dance, and art.

Damani Mitchell

Veteran and International Candidates Veteran, Graduate, and Housing & Residence Life candidates not featured: Marc Tomlinson, Veteran

Scott Edwards

Nikhil Dhavale

Jovita Pinto

Scott Edwards is an Aeronautics Undergraduate. He currently volunteers for Gratitude America (Veteran NPO) and Second Chance Animal Rescue. The experience has inspired him to create the Staff Sergeant Daniel Tallouzi Battle Buddy Foundation, to connect animals with veterans suffering TBI’s, PTSD, Anxiety, etc, in honor of his fallen friend.

Hey guys, being an Aerospace Engineering graduate, I am experiencing similar difficulties an International student faces to excel in higher education in USA. It seems like a sailboat navigating alone in the deep ocean. That’s why I am here for to eradicate all your queries and concerns in ERAU.

Jovita Pinto is a senior in Aerospace Engineering with minors in Business Administration, Applied Mathematics and CAD/CAM. She is currently involved with the International Student Programming Council, Sigma Sigma Rho, Multicultural Greek Council and Up Til Dawn. She tutors at the Academic Advancement Centre and for First Year Programs.

Xinni Lin, Graduate Jordan Bronshtien, Housing & Residents Life Mariah May, Housing & Residents Life

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SGA Elections

College of Arts & Sciences

Eric Watkins is currently working towards his Bachelors in Human Factors Psychology. He’s enthusiastic and enjoys working with his peers. Representing College of Arts & Science, he hopes to bridge better collaboration between other colleges, socially and academically. He also enjoys his hobby in graphic design, creating logos and flyers.


College of Business

COAS Candidates not featured Eric Watkins


COB Candidate not featured

Daniel McIlveen

Rudresh Pomal

Elise Reeves

Student Finance Board SFB Candidates not featured Samantha Arthur Carlos Giraldo

David Armas

Julliet Okeke

My name is Carlos Giraldo I was born in Cali, Colombia. I am currently a sophomore studying Human Factors. I am an Army ROTC cadet planning on making a career out of the military. I’m also a Sigma Chi where I’ve learned to live life for a greater cause.

I came to Riddle as an AS major, after three semesters of I switched to Applied Meteorology. I am been a tutor in the Weather Center and the student manager since May 2012. I have served as Vice President of Alpha Phi Omega and Treasurer of Chi Epsilon Pi.

Julliet Okeke is a hardworking Aviation Maintenance Science in Maintenance Management and Aeronautics major. She works at the ERAU College of Business Airport kiosk. She is also a pilot in training. She is a member of ASA, OBAP and so many other organizations on campus. She loves helping people.

Robert Berry Breeden Michael Cox Ryan Johnson Shlok Karajgi Michael Mascari Courtierya Mullard

Kristy Quaranto Raisberys Lima Kristy Quaranto is an Aerospace Engineering Major with a concentration in Astronautics. Kristy is currently the treasurer for both Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and the Colleges Against Cancer club. Some of her hobbies include dancing, going to the beach, and baking sweet treats.

Raisberys Lima is a currently majoring in Air Traffic Management with a minor in Human Factors, Aviation Safety, and Business Management. She enjoys being organized and socializing with others. She is also involved in Greek life.

Virat Parikh Virat Parikh is a sophomore Aerospace Engineering Major.  Virat works at IT Events providing student organizations with the technology and support needed for their events. He also enjoys volunteering with Touch-N-Go Productions, skiing in Minnesota, and designing websites.

Drew Myers Steven Ryan

SGA SGA Presidential Update Page


James Scott

SGA President Welcome back from Spring Break, everyone! I hope you enjoyed yourselves and are ready to finish out the semester strong. It is hard to believe this school year is almost over. I wanted to take a moment to update you on several initiatives the SGA and I have been a part of throughout the semester. Firstly, university administration had raised the question on whether “EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University” is the most appropriate name for our school. The reason being, our school has expanded to be more than just an aviation university. Though aviation is in our blood, other programs have come into the spotlight: Homeland Security, Meteorology, Mechanical Engineering, etc. Does our current name reflect these programs?

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The SGA has taken a survey to the student body to see what the students think. Three choices were presented to the surveyed students: Current name, Embry-Riddle Aerospace University, or Embry-Riddle University. From the 445 responses, a strong majority has supported our current name. If you or members of your club have not received the opportunity to respond, please stop by the SGA office to fill-out the survey at our front desk (Student Center 104). Remember, we as the students have the opportunity to help shape the future of Embry-Riddle. Second, the Tobacco-Free campus committee has started meeting again. The committee took a break along with the rest of the Embry-Riddle community during the holidays. The Tobacco-Free committee is working on a marketing scheme to reach out to the student body and university staff

and faculty to advertise smoking cessation programs. The committee has not fully determined enforcement policies as of yet. However, the committee will encourage the university as a whole to help support the program. Peer to peer, colleague to colleague is one of the best ways to enforce the new policy. If you have any questions regarding this committee, please contact me at Finally, construction on campus is going well and according to schedule. As everyone can see, the new College of Arts and Sciences is looking beautiful. The completion date is still slated for December of this year. The hope and need is to have the building fully functional by the start of the Spring ’14 semester. The perimeter road project is coming along too. The workers had to culvert the ditch closest to the airport in order to build a road overtop.

There is a new parking lot that will be opening up shortly. It is located on the south side of the Lehman Building. That will be for students to park. As this loop road project progresses, parts of Columbia lot will have to be closed down. The good news to that is, most of that construction will be taking place at the end of the semester and during the summer. In closing, please be on the lookout for SGA events that will be taking place. We have our college forum week after Spring Break, Touch-N-Go Production’s Big Show, Stress Relief Day, and much more! For those of you who have seen the recent SGA Election campaign advertising around campus, I encourage you to educate yourself on the various candidates and to participate in this year’s SGA elections. The decision is your’s. Again, welcome back and let’s finish this semester strong. We Are One, ERAU!

the knowledge necessary to help a student prepare their case whether it be for an Honor Board, Administrative Hearing, or a Student Court hearing. Student advocates can be any member of the ERAU community, students, faculty, or staff. They assist students to prepare their case to go in front of the Honor Board. Currently the Student Court will be training SGA officials as a test group to develop a base for training and to ensure the program is efficient and effective. The opportunity will be open to members of the

ERAU communiy, students, faculty and staff in the near future. Although not allowed to directly speak to the board or act as a lawyer, a wellinformed student advocate could greatly change the Board’s perception of the accused student and how the student conducts themselves at a hearing. The first official student advocate training session will be held this April, with the entire program going into effect soon afterwards. Additionally, the Student Court is accept-

ing applications for two open Associate Justice positions which will begin in Summer or Fall. Applications are currently out and are due to the SGA Office by 5:00 PM March 25th. Applicants to the Student Court are allowed to run in the elections, but if appointed to the Court, will need to drop their position, whether or not they won their election, prior to taking on the role of Associate Justice. For further information please contact us in the SGA office or on our website.

Student Advocacy program Alex Holtzapple Chief Justice

The Student Court has been working on a certified student advocacy program, a new service to be offered by SGA to assist those students who find themselves entangled within the University’s disciplinary system. This advocacy program would involve training SGA Officials and any student volunteers on the inner workings of the disciplinary system in order to give them

A7 Student Life Cricket club places Top 4 in comp. Page

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Jerin Chacko

Cricket Club Pres. Cricket is the 2nd largest sport in the world, yet its recognition in North America was very little until recent years. Lloyd Jodah took the initiative for spreading cricket on the American soil by starting American College Cricket. This inspired many cricket lovers all around the United States to come together and enjoy this special sport. Because of American College Cricket, the sport is being recognized by a larger group of individuals and its popularity has grown significantly over the past few years. The league is focused on encouraging college students to participate in the tournament, but the most important part is spread cricket around campus. The Cricket Club

on campus took initiative by creating club t-shirts for more awareness on campus and to bring diversity into the team. The Embry-Riddle cricket team participated in the American College Cricket National Championship & the Chanderpaul Trophy 2013. Embry-Riddle will played Texas A&M, Wayne State University and Harvard University in the group stages. The live scores of the games are on The championship games at Ft. Lauderdale started during Spring Break have yet to conclude, but the team is assured either 3rd or 4th place due to the table system. The club would like to thank our supportive advisors Richard Stickney and Stephanie Moore for all the help and hard work and our sponsor Edible Arrangements of Daytona Beach.


THE CRICKET CLUB SHOWING off their t-shirts as part of increasing awareness of the sport on campus. The club worked the NASCAR 500 to raise funds.

Corporate Sponsorships Seminar Lyndse Costabile

Assoc. Dir. of Development On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Lyndse Costabile and Yoon Choi from ERAU Office of Development facilitated the second fundraising workshop titled, Business/ Corporate Sponsorships: How to Gain and Keep Them, to foster and educate ERAU students the importance of development, fundraising and nonprofit work. Students who attended the workshop were exposed to best practices, models, supporting materials and the art and science behind establishing successful fundraising programs in support of ERAU student projects, clubs and organizations. Several organizations in attendance included Drumline at ERAU, Women in Aviation, SAE Formula Hybrid Team, the Avion, the newly established Potential

Scholars Society to support ROTC students, Club Lacrosse, Archery Club, Student Veteran’s Association, Lambda Theta Phi, ERFSEDS Artemis Team, EcoCAR, and Detail Designs among many other motivated student organizations. A driving force behind securing support for student projects lies within understanding the proper methods and steps of assessing, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding current and future donors. Costabile stated, “The development team at ERAU works each day to secure private support for the University. With a strong emphasis on scholarships, our development team makes strong efforts to support the needs of student club and organization projects, especially those aligned with the mission of ERAU.” Several sponsors who helped underwrite this now popular workshop included

Firearms Club dedicated to safety Derek Walters

Firearms Club The Firearms Club at Embry Riddle is a club dedicated to the teaching of firearm safety, operation and laws to its members and anyone interested in learning the culture. All of the members attend Embry Riddle but their experience levels vary greatly. We have novices and experienced shooters alike. A large part of the members are in ROTC or veterans wishing to learn more or share their knowledge with those want to learn. The club does not compete; rather we teach the fundamentals of marksmanship and the operation of various firearms and how to safely and legally employ them. Our main goal is to get to a point where everyone in the club can safely operate a firearm with no supervision. We also conduct video reviews of different firearms and put the videos on youtube. Many people in or not in the club often have a lot of questions regarding how to buy a firearm and which one(s) would be best for him or her. There are people in the club who can help answer these questions and help that person make the purchase that is right for them. There is not much we can do on campus, due to the nature of the club. We can go over marksman forms, talk about current

events and plan for the next trip to the range. The real value of the club comes out at the Volusia county gun and hunt club in New Smyrna Beach. It has a lot of good facilities and we have a special membership that is available to members of the club. There, the club members get the chance to shoot various firearms. We also go over firearm laws to ensure our members do not accidentally violate them. There are many laws and they vary by state so we often have long group discussions about a law that someone has questions about. The penalties for violating firearms laws are usually quite serious, with the highest sentence being a $250,000 fine and/or 10 years in prison. On top of that the person may not own a firearm for the rest of their life. The club is fun though. People are often afraid of guns and we provide the opportunity for them to learn in a calm environment to help them understand and they usually love the sport after trying it. We are here to show that firearms are a very important part of this country and should be respected and used properly. For those interested I invite you to join. Dues are only $10. Get trained by certified instructors for only the cost of ammo and range fee. If you want to learn, do not pass this up.

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Florida First Coast Chapter, Costabile Travel, Fund for Embry-Riddle, Neubert Aero Corporation, Sheltair Aviation, Signature Flight Support, Student Finance Board and SGA. These sponsors also provided a plethora of giveaways for workshop participants and every workshop attendee left with a gift from the sponsors. The talk of the workshop, thanks to ERAU DB alumnus Matt Callander ’01, ’09, were two Cessna 402 propellers awarded to two workshop attendees because of their main activity and heavy participation. “As the donor base grows in support of ERAU, it becomes a team effort among students, staff and faculty to become aware of those projects Riddle students are motivated by that help strengthen, encourage and promote the talent and expertise of our

future alumni. We will continue facilitating such workshops that not only teach students the proper way to secure funding, but also educate students about philanthropy and how giving back ensures Riddle’s success and brand across all industries.” As a result of the ongoing need student club and organizations have expressed with development staff and SGA, fall 2013 will bring the third fundraising workshop in front of ERAU students with even more attractive prizes and giveaways. If you would like additional information regarding the ERAU Office of Development, its role in support of ERAU, or questions regarding proper fundraising techniques, contact Lyndse Costabile, Associate Director of Development, at or 386-2267205.

P.R.I.D.E.! screens Bully Andre Robison & Lance Rayborn P.R.I.D.E! Club

On March 12, ERAU’s LGBTQ organization P.R.I.D.E.! (People Respecting Identity, Diversity, and Equality) held a screening of the documentary Bully. The film features teens and their families who endure bullying at school and documents the harsh realities that result from bullying. P.R.I.D.E.! screened this controversial film not only to raise awareness about bullying in general, but also to bring to light a growing issue occurring across the nation, even on college campuses. Although the film focuses on bullying in elementary and middle schools, Bully has a clear and concise message that college students can understand and relate to. Bullying is a serious issue, and comes in a plethora of forms. While many people may be familiar with physical acts of bullying, it is also important to realize that bullying can arise from hurtful language, Internet harassment, and even text-messages. This psychological form of bullying can have detrimental impacts on one’s wellbeing and possibly affect someone for the rest of their life. In the film, psychological bullying caused two young people to take their own life. Bullying is a very difficult topic, yet also a very prevalent issue and something we must all take seriously. Bullying is wrong, and we, as college students, need to help prevent it from happening. In 2011, P.R.I.D.E.! started the “Think

Before You Speak” campaign, which attempts to raise awareness about hurtful speech and stop bullying from happening. The campaign utilizes business-like cards that can be found in the Office of Diversity Initiatives as well as other offices around campus. The cards can be used as a nonconfrontational means of letting someone know that their comment is hurtful and that they should “Think Before You Speak”. We are all familiar with the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Unfortunately, that is not true. Any hurtful remark about another person, whether it is name-calling, insulting their appearance, or making fun of their identity is a form of bullying. Bullying is used as a way to pressure people to conform to societal norms. It may be natural to feel scared when others are not exactly like us; however, there is no reason to be fearful of difference. The film highlighted the fact that bullying is not an acceptable excuse when presented with something or someone that differs from the norm. At ERAU, we have an abundance of difference – different people from different countries with different backgrounds and different beliefs – and we should celebrate this difference, not try to make everyone the same. We should embrace the diverse qualities that make each and every person the unique individual that they are. The bottom line is that no one enjoys being harassed or humiliated; thus, there is no need to do it to another person. So just remember, “Think Before You Speak.”



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Student Forum “What could you spend $7 on?”

- Compiled by Dennis Hsu

Ryan Mizgorski Senior Aeronautical Science

Oliver Aguero Senior Aeronautical Science

Neve Leem Sophomore Human Factors

James Glanister Engineering Physics & Computational Math

Dominic Lafauci Senior Aeronautical Science

“Toss up between ammo and beer.”

“I’ll go to chipotle and tip them the remainder”

“Donate to food brings hope”

“Pay for 1/16th of a marathon entry fee“

“Donate it to food brings hope.”

Navy ROTC’s color parade Apr. 18 Sherry Kiefer Navy ROTC

Naval ROTC will host its tenth annual Color Parade and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. on the soccer field next to Embry-Riddle’s ICI Center. Throughout history militaries around the world have held Color Parades. Originally they were held to awe visiting

dignitaries, then they were held to honor a military unit, or they were held to give a unit one last Hoorah before sending them off to battle, but always it was used to honor the sacrifices of the unit and the men who came before. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit continues this tradition with their annual Color Parade. Honored guests from both the school

and around the nation, both civilian and military, have been invited to observe this timeless tradition of military bearing and precision. This event marks the end of a rigorous academic year for the 133 Midshipmen in the ERAU Battalion. Guest speaker Rear Admiral Victorino G. Mercado, United States Navy, Vice Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J5), US Central Command, will speak about the virtues

held dear by men and women throughout the United States Military; it will culminate in the traditional Pass-in-Review, where the NROTC unit will march past the crowd, rendering the proper honors to the officers and guests observing the event. The Battalion would like to invite the student and faculty from ERAU to attend this event, and look forward to sharing this bit of Naval Tradition.

Congratulations from the Flight Department to the following students for receiving their: PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE:


Andres Jeffrey Pike Matthew Eric Mackenstein

Gabriel Alejandro Romero Gonzalez


INSTRUMENT RATING CERTIFICATE: Michael Dain Lewis Eric John Bremer James Wone Dougan Angela Kay Inman

Dylan Johnathan Smith Kenneth Chase Metzger Christopher Machado Kyle Gareth Ludwick


Kale David Auger

Eduardo Javier Ramon

Matthew Francis Konzier


Malcolm Demetric McCalpin Joshua Micheal Aase Austen Robert Mesar Gregory Brant Puckett

Moo Seok Kim

A11 Tico Airshow Straight and level flight prohibited Page

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March 26, 2013

Imagine a clear blue sky. A blank canvas that provides complete three-dimensional freedom. A canvas that can take you back in time, back to the golden age of flight. That is what the Tico Airshow is all about. It’s a passion and camaraderie that unites us two-dimensional beings with a canvas we call the sky. It’s the mutual excitement that brings us airborne, into that big blue sky, onto that canvas, and into the third-dimension. Andy Lichtenstein Staff Reporter

The Tico Airshow, which was held at Space Coast Regional Airport, started this past Friday and ended on Sunday. On Thursday, members of the media were given the opportunity to speak with some of the individuals performing and running the show. Additionally, several were even offered the opportunity to fly with some of the performers. There were several aircraft on the ramp including a pair of T-28 Trojans, a C-47 Skytrain, a P-51 Mustang, an F-104 Starfighter, and a number of static displays. I caught up with Air Boss Ralph Royce. Royce is responsible for the safety, coordination, logistics, scheduling, and managing of the Airshow itself. Royce has been the Air Boss at Tico for the last 15 years, and has been responsible for over 300 shows throughout his career. “I like to think of myself as an orchestra conductor. There’s a lot that goes into putting on an airshow, and a lot that needs to be taken care of during the event,” said Royce. I asked Royce how he got involved in flying. Royce said, “I was an Air Force brat. I started flying gliders at 14, soloed at 16, and I’ve been flying ever since.” After my brief conversation with Royce, I was privileged enough to fly with airshow pilot Matt Younkin in his modified Beech 18. The Twin Beech is powered by two Pratt and Whitney radial engines, producing 450 horsepower per side. The top speed of this monster is 250 mph. This aircraft is one of the only aerobatic twins currently on the airshow circuit. Additionally, the 50 external lights let this aircraft perform and excite just as well at night, as it can during the day. Younkin and his crew chief were our “chauffeurs” for the flight. Behind them, were 4 media personnel, myself included. We took-off, and instantaneously we were able to see the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center. We circled for a bit, then made our way back to the airport. Coming in at speeds in excess of 180 mph, Younkin turned on the smoke and did a low pass, merely a few feet above the ground. We climbed out, flew-around again, and landed. All 4 of us had smiles on our faces the entire time. I had an opportunity to catch-up with our soft-spoken pilot after the flight. Lichtenstein: What’s your favorite aircraft? Younkin: “My favorite aircraft is the one I’m in at the time. Although, I’m particularly fond of the Beech 18.” L: Does the routine vary from venue to venue, year to year? Y: “Well, there are certain things to be aware of, like density altitude and what not, but for the most part, the routine

remains fairly constant.” L: What advice do you have for somebody who would like to fly airshows in the future? Y: “I would highly recommend getting a real job. It’s nice to be able to do this for a living. The airshow circuit has been very good to me in that regard. But I would recommend finding a job during the week, perhaps flying corporate jets or airliners.” L: If you could be anything other than a pilot, what would you do? Y: “Dream of being a pilot! In all seriousness, I’ve been around airplanes all my life. If I couldn’t fly anymore, I would probably end up working on airplanes.” Matt Younkin comes from a family of pilots, so it was no surprise to see how genuine Younkin’s passion for aviation can be. After my conversation with Younkin, I had the opportunity to meet the Crew Chief of Goulian Aerosports. Australian Matthew Chapman, not to be confused with the Embry-Riddle sponsored airshow pilot, is responsible for maintaining and making modifications to Michael Goulian’s Extra 330-SC. Lichtenstein: “This is your opening show for you and your team. How do you feel?” Chapman: “Flying is always fun… Honestly, I’ve been doing this so long; it’s just another show for me.” L: “What is Michael’s favorite airplane?” C: “I’m not exactly sure. I know he was particularly fond of his CAP (another competition aerobatic plane) but he is really enjoying this one at the moment.” L: “Any news on the Red Bull Air Race making a return?” C: “Not at the moment…It always seems to be next year.” L: “If the Race does happen to make a return, would we see Team Goulian on the track?” C: “Possibly…The air race started with modified competition aerobatic planes. Especially towards the end of the race, we started to see more and more aircraft developed specifically for racing, the MX and V3 for example…We sold the Edge awhile back, so now the question becomes what aircraft to use. Even when we did have the Edge, it was barely middle of the pack. If anything, the Extra we have right now would be even worse on the track, despite the fact that it’s a bit newer…The wing is quite thick, and thus causes more drag…” L: “Your team is on the road a lot. How do you make time for friends and family?” C: “I personally don’t have a family…But it can be tough. I know some shows we try to bring the families down. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t…” L: “We see all sorts of aircraft on the airshow circuit. From the typical semimonocoque to the latest and greatest carbon fiber aircraft, from monoplanes to biplanes, do you find there is a certain envy among airshow pilots?” C: “Perhaps…I know that Rob Holland and Michael Goulian switched planes one day. I know Mike wasn’t a huge fan of the MX, and likewise Rob wasn’t a huge fan of the Extra…But, it depends I guess.” Following the media day on Thursday, the Thunderbirds performed an extended demo presentation. Starting April 1, all

of their performances have been cancelled until further notice. For more information, visit www.afthunderbirds. com. Additionally, the tower at Space Coast Regional Airport has unfortuneatly been selected to shut down on April 7 due to the sequestration, and the FAA’s task to cut 637 million dollars from their budget for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. For additional information, please find the cover page. On a lighter note, I would like to point out this is yet another reason to join the Avion. Being a part of this publication allows students to broaden their per-

spectives in aviation. Tico was a blast, and I can’t wait for next year! Most of the aircraft that were on display at the Tico Airshow are maintained by the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on how to get involved, call (321) 268-1941 or visit Tico may be over, but another fantastic season lies ahead. Be sure to stop by Sun N’ Fun from Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14. For a complete list of airshows, both foreign and domestic, visit http://www.airshows. aero/Page/ASCalendar.



Sports No. 7 Eagles Split Series with No. 8 Warriors with 4-3 Win in Finale Page


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Ryan Mosher

ERAU Athletics

The seventh-ranked Embry-Riddle Eagles battled to a 4-3 victory on Saturday afternoon, claiming a series split with the eighth-ranked Lewis-Clark State Warriors. Embry-Riddle (25-7) won back-to-back games against LCSC (24-7) to split the season series 2-2 and bring the all-time series even at 6-6. Chad Modomo and Eric Green put forth the best combined pitching performance for the hosts in the series, holding the potent Warrior offense to just six hits and one earned run over nine innings while striking out seven LC batters. Embry-Riddle improved to 11-3 this

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season against NAIA top-25 opponents. Modomo struggled in the early-going, giving up back-to-back doubles to the first two batters in the top of the first. An infield error kept the inning alive and Ryan Sells brought in a run with an RBI ground ball to give the visitors a 2-0 advantage. The Eagles cut the lead to 2-1 when Kyle Chastain collected the first of his two RBI singles in the home-half of the first, scoring Jeff Lemon after the senior infielder singled with two outs. Jake Shirley continued his hot streak against the Eagle pitching staff in the second, scoring a run on a single up the middle as Bobby Joe Tannehill raced home from second, pushing the LC lead to 3-1. Embry-Riddle got to Warrior starter Carsen Nylund in the bottom of the second, beginning with Liam Goodall’s single up the middle. Dillon Ennis doubled over the right fielder’s head to put runners on second and third with no outs and Jordan Romero recorded an RBI on a groundout. Ennis, who had moved to third on Romero’s batted ball, touched home when Nylund threw a wild pitch to Tyler Robbins, bringing the Eagles level at 3-3. Embry-Riddle was on the hunt for more runs when Lemon was called out on batter’s interference with Connor Williams on the bases, ending the threat and sending the Blue and Gold back on defense. Modomo settled in after the first two frames, allowing just one hit over the next three innings. Seth Haehl relieved Nylund to start the third, but found himself in trouble when the Eagles loaded the bases. However, Haehl got out of the jam by inducing a ground ball from Romero that Ryan Sells, the Warrior third baseman, made a nice play on to retire the side. An Eagle error almost came around to bite the home team in the fourth, but a bunt from Shirley was fielded by Adam Cellini

cleanly before the catcher threw down to first to send the Eagles back to the plate. Sal Arena entered for the Warriors in the sixth, going 1-2-3 in the frame before Modomo returned the favor in the top of the seventh. The last of the seventh proved to be the difference as the Eagles struck for the game-winning run on a Chastain infield single, plating Williams from third. Cellini reached on a one-out error, and his courtesy runner, Williams, moved to second on a wild pitch before taking third on another wild pitch. Kevin Lindheim walked to put runners on the corners with two outs for Chastain and on a 1-2 pitch, Chastain was able to beat out an infield single to give the Eagles their first lead of the day. Embry-Riddle caught a break in the eighth when Sells was caught stealing on a bizzare 1-3-4-6 pick off. Green, who entered for Modomo to begin the frame, caught Sells leaning towards second, but Matt Jacobs’ throw went over the head of Romero who was covering second. Fortunately for the Blue and Gold, Tyler Robbins was backing up the play and quickly grabbed the errant throw and flipped it to Romero who tagged Sells for the third and final out of the frame. Green got the fifth save of his 2013 season by stranding the tying run at third in the ninth, ending the game with a long flyout to left to secure the 4-3 win. Modomo (4-1) earned the victory for the Eagles, tossing seven innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on five hits while fanning five. Green (5) earned the save in two frames, allowing one hit with two Ks. Chastain finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs while Goodall went 3-for-4 with a run scored. The Eagles welcome the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) to Daytona Beach on Monday for a 6 p.m. contest.

Thursday, March 28 @ 3:30pm vs Xavier Friday, March 29 @ 3:30pm vs Northestern Ohio WOMEN’S TENNIS Thursday, March 28 @ 3:30pm vs Xavier (DH) Friday, March 29 @ 3:30pm vs Northestern Ohio


Friday, March 29 at UNF Meet, Jacksonville Saturday, March 29 at UNF Meet, Jacksonville WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD Friday, March 29 at UNF Meet, Jacksonville Saturday, March 29 at UNF Meet, Jacksonville KHALED SAEED / THE AVION

B3 Sports Vincent Bett highlights final day of LSU Relays with steeplechase victory Page

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Zach Shore

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle track and field team hit three NAIA qualifying standards and several season marks on the second day of the LSU Relays hosted by Louisiana State University. Vincent Bett stole the show for the Eagles when he won the 3000m Steeplechase in a “B” standard and school-record time of 9:26.86. Breanna Goring and Reta Woodard were the only Eagles to record automatic qualifying standards on Saturday as Goring hit the mark in 100m hurdles with a time of 14.59 while Woodard registered her second “A” standard of the meet in the discus with a throw of 46.40m.


Goring placed ninth in the hurdles before finishing just .45 seconds shy of a “B” standard in the 100m. Woodard finished third in the discus.

In the men's 110m hurdles both Zane Ziegler (15.44) and Barry Wyllie (15.97) set personal bests while Jamin Mays did the same in the 800m running in a time

of 1:57.02. In the field events, Peter Benoit also recorded a season best throw in the javelin, placing 13th with a toss of 49.22m.

Eagle Softball sweeps South-Eastern in first conference doubleheader Michael Pierce

ERAU Athletics The Embry-Riddle softball team returned home for the first time in nearly three weeks on Friday afternoon and picked up a pair of wins over Southeastern, a fellow first-year program. The Eagles took game one, 4-3, before winning game two, 8-0, in five innings. The games were the first-ever Sun Conference contests for both schools.


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The Eagles (7-15, 2-0) got the jump on the Fire in the first inning as Robi Zimmerman launched a two-out tworun double to right-center field, plating Dee Espinosa and Savannah Smith. The lead grew to 3-0 when Savannah Smith knocked in Samantha Smith with a double in the second inning. Southeastern battled back with a threerun third inning to knot things up at 3-3, prompting ERAU Head Coach Sarah Lockett to replace Zimmerman in the circle with Alexis Estrada. The Blue and Gold battle back to retake the lead in the bottom half of the third, scoring a run on an errant throw by the catcher. With Jori Walan on third and Ariel Brayer on first, Brayer took off for second. Jen Hedrick tried to throw out Brayer, but her throw sailed into center field, allowing Walan to trot home without a play. That fourth run would prove to be all Estrada needed, as she allowed just three baserunners over the final four innings, sealing the 4-3 victory for the Eagles. Zimmerman lasted 2.2 innings, giving up all three runs on four hits, four walks and two hit batters. Estrada (4-5) got the


win, allowing just two hits over 4.1 scoreless innings, striking out nine and hitting one batter. Zimmerman went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs while Espinosa and Savannah Smith each went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Sam Rich (5-5) pitched all six innings and took the loss for the Fire, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits, walking four and striking out two.


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In the second game, Estrada got the start and was dominant throughout the game, facing just one over the minimum. The Fire got a leadoff single from Siera Spahiu in the second inning, but Spahiu was called out shortly after reaching first base on a circle violation for not retreating to first base quickly enough once the pitcher had the ball in the circle. The Eagles got on the board in the second inning when Sarah Huey laced a bases-loaded two-out single up the middle, scoring Samantha Smith and Jessica Osteen. Savannah Smith followed with a base hit to center field, scoring Alex Wood to give ERAU a 3-0 lead. Embry-Riddle added to the lead with a run in the third inning thanks to an RBI single from Brayer, scoring Haleigh Lewis to put the home team ahead, 4-0.

Rich looked to give Southeastern it's first scoring threat of the game when she lined a ball over the head of the center fielder Wood, but she was gunned down at third base on a strong relay throw from Huey to end the inning. Wood drew a walk to open the bottom of the fourth and Huey quickly followed with a base hit on the first pitch she saw. Savannah Smith then laid down a bunt that found its way between the pitcher and the third baseman, allowing her to reach first base and load the bases. Espinosa dropped a blooper into rightcenter field to score Wood, bringing the score to 5-0. Zimmerman followed with a grounder to the shortstop, who booted the ball, allowing Huey to score and the bases to remain loaded. Lewis then popped out to the second baseman, but when Paige Duncan stumbled as she made the catch in shallow right field, Savannah Smith was able to scamper home with the seventh Eagle run. Brayer capped the scoring with a sacrifice fly to left allowing Espinosa to score and give the Blue and Gold an 8-0 lead after four innings. Spahiu started the fifth with a solid double to deep right center, but Jen Hedrick lined out to Huey at second base and pinch runner DeVyn Barker was doubled off second on the play. After a walk to Leslie Nazario, Estrada struck out Bri Girardin to end the game thanks to the eight-run mercy rule. Estrada (5-5) threw all five innings, giving up just three hits and one walk while striking out two. Huey was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs while Brayer was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Savannah Smith went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI and Espinosa and Lewis each collected one hit and one RBI. Emily Bryant (5-5) took the loss for the Fire, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits in 2.1 innings pitched. She walked two, hit two and struck out one. Spahiu was 2-for-2 with a double and Rich was 1-for-2 with a double to account for all three Fire hits.



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C1 Entertainment Dead Man Down wows audiences Page

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March 26, 2013

Floyd Perkinson

Entertainment Editor Dead Man Down is a revenge-drama film starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, directed by Niels Arden Oplev of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. While Dead Man Down doesn’t reach the level of Oplev’s previous film, it does manage to present a well-developed story. Despite not being well publicized and having an ambiguous trailer, Dead Man Down comes out of nowhere to take its place as one of the best films currently in theaters. Noomi Rapace stars as the scarred Beatrix who is blackmailing Farrell into committing murder for her. Rapace thrives


in her element as the damaged beauty who wants to see the world burn down with her rage. Rapace’s acting is as excellent as always, using her all-encompassing skill to display an array of fully charged emotions; showing the hate, suffering, fear, confusion and hope. Though not normally known for his dramatic performances, Colin Farrell manages to find a place in this genre alongside his well-established co-star. Farrell uses his solid features to portray the disconsolate Victor whose silence implies how damaged he truly is. Farrell’s acting pushes across the point that if there is nothing important to say, why bother wasting time with banal small talk. Though the film’s main element is

drama, Dead Man Down is a revenge film so it wouldn’t be complete without action. Most of the film the action was aligned with the theme of the movie; however, some of the action scenes went completely awry in an action genre approach. Though the action of the film had its ups and downs, the music never deviated from the element of drama. The emotionally charged acting of the film as well as the story and theme make Dead Man Down a film worth the 4.5 out of 5 jet rating. The film has been under represented in the media despite an excellent cast and psychological storyline. Dead Man Down is not a movie for casual audiences, this is a film for those who see the darker side of life and accept darkness and pain.

Olympus Has Fallen falls short I n 8 0 ’s o f

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Floyd Perkinson

Entertainment Editor USSR inspired many anti-communism and anti-Russian films, the new boogeyman of this decade is North Korea. Olympus Has Fallen is a pro-America, demonizing, antiKorean film that is borderline American

propaganda about how a single American who’s prepared can take on an entire insurgent team of North Korean Special Forces. As an American propaganda film, Olympus Has Fallen is ripe with pro-American symbolism that serve no other purpose than to say ‘MERICA. The film is akin to the 1980 U.S. Navy sponsored propaganda film The Final Countdown. The main message of both being: if you challenge America, this is how screwed you are. In order to convey most of the pro-American sentiment, the film used many clichés to try and elicit the desired pro-American reaction from the audience. The film made use of so many trite clichés even in its poster, that it quickly becomes overbearing from seeing one cliché after another. The clichés ease up a little as the movie progressed, but remained in order to remind the audience how awesome America is. Despite all the propaganda and clichés, the movie is still an action film starring Gerard Butler. Olympus Has Fallen is definitely not a date movie unless you want your date to cover her eyes for the action scenes of the film, which include headshots, knife headshots, and bronze bust headshots.

The film is heavily laden with explosions, flying bullets, and Gerard Butler sinking his knife into bad guys’ brains. The film’s fastpaced hard-hitting action starring Gerard Butler is the only redeeming quality of Olympus Has Fallen that makes it watchable by anyone other than detainees. The fact that there was nothing extraordi-

nary about Olympus Has Fallen other than the amount of pro-American propaganda in the film. Olympus Has Fallen earned a rating of 3 jets out of 5. Unless you’re feeling particularly disheartened by America or just need a dose of ‘Merica, Olympus Has Fallen is a film which if you don’t go see it, you won’t be missing much.


The Croods: Stone and Cage


Floyd Perkinson

Entertainment Editor The Croods is a 3D animated film about the coming of age of humanity as the world around them begins to

crumble. The film stars Emma Stone as Eep the inquisitive cave girl who wants to leave the cave world behind. The Croods is an interesting story for all audiences as they follow the journey of the family to survive the recent upheaval. Emma Stone keeps audiences interested through her portrayal of Eep as she struggles to find her own place in the new world. Her family stuggles to find their way throughout the film as well. Despite being limited to voice acting in a family film, Nicolas Cage managed to bring across his eccentric nature in his portrayal of Grug, the leader of the group. Cage’s eccentricities along with Ryan Reynolds charisma as Guy, made The Croods funny and entertaining to watch as they both vied for the role as leader of the group. Cage is not very well known for his voice-overs. It was nice to see an additional perspective. The Croods’ 3D effects were not done in an over-the-top fashion, but rather in a simple manner that made the textures of the film stand out. The 3D was most noticeable

during certain scenes of the film, which probably look out of place in the 2D version. Likewise some of the scenes may have been shown better in 2 dimensions. The 3D effects of The Croods as well as the voice acting by Emma Stone and Nicolas Cage earned this film 3 jets out

of 5. The film is not on the level of Pixar animated films, but if you’re looking for some light entertainment, The Croods may meet your needs, though I would probably catch the 10 PM showing to avoid the hordes of children likely to be at earlier showings.


Entertainment The Call: suspense & Halle Berry Page


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March 26, 2013




Alex Pearce

Guest Reporter Jordan Turner (Halle Berry, Catwoman ) is a 911 emergency dispatcher in the ever-alive city of Los Angeles, and she is

exceptional at what she does. After flirting with her boyfriend, she returns to work distracted only to make a costly mistake, which ended up almost costing her job, and more devastatingly, the life of an emergency caller. Jordan, unable to handle the stress of the job, leaves her post to a dispatcher teacher position. Only after a short while, Jordan is thrown into an almost identical situation when Casey, (Abigail Breslin, Zombieland, Little Miss Sunshine) gets abducted in a mall parking lot. However, this time Jordan refused to have the same result occur twice, and makes the number one mistake in dispatching rules – she became personally involved in the situation. Jordan struggles to gather as much info as she can as the police begin an intense cat and mouse game around the City of Angels. Oh, in case you are wondering the obvious question, the police could not use a GPS to track Casey’s cell phone because it was a pre-paid disposable phone. The Call is an exciting movie that provides everything necessary for a good film.

Sweet Frogs sweetens Daytona






Alex Pearce

Guest Reporter Sweet Frog allows the customers to have complete control over their fro-yo creation. As their slogan goes, “From the yogurt to the toppings, everything is

your way.” You get to choose from 14 flavors, and over 50 candy, fruit, mix-in, and syrup toppings. If you let the staff know that you are a first timer, they will give you a handful of tester cups so you can find your favorite flavor. I almost enjoy making my creation more than eating it. I recommend the cake batter yogurt with cookie dough, butterfingers, twix, and whipped cream. Careful though, you are charged by weight – $0.45 per ounce. There are three sizes of cups to choose from, and in past trials, I got away with the small cup for around $4.00, but the large cup has cost me upwards of $7.00 on occasions. However, for frequent visitors, you will get a punch card, so after 10 visits, your 11th cup will be free. For the weight-conscious, there is a nutrition facts poster tucked away in the back corner, and there are also low-fat options available. The newest sweet spot location is in the Beville Shoppes Plaza at the corner of Beville Road and Clyde Morris Boulevard. There is also another location in Port Orange located on Taylor Road. It is a great place to go on a date night or with friends after an intramural softball victory. Sweet Frog earns 5 jets for atmosphere because of the cleanliness, ease of movability, and all the cool frog decorations. Service gets 4 jets because although it is self-service, that gives the workers a reason to ignore you. So, if you do have a question, or if your favorite topping is running low, it is sometimes hard to get a hold of someone. Price gets 3.5 jets because it can be as cheap as you want, or kind of pricey considering it is frozen yogurt and not ice cream. Food gets 5 jets because of all the flavors, fresh toppings, and the endless amount of possible combinations that one could create. Overall, I give Sweet Frog 4 jets.


It is essentially a movie of your worst kidnapping nightmare coming true. I will add a public service announcement by asking that you do not take children to see this film, like some of Daytona’s finest decided to do. With good amounts of action, likeable characters and a decent amount of suspense,

the film ties everything together nicely. I did not get a chance to open my box of Sno Caps because I was so involved in the plot. However, the film loses points with several predictable character actions and scenes, except for the surprise twist in the end! Overall, Berry gives a solid performance and the result is 3.5/5 Jets.

Dark Depths

Please Remember to Drink Responsibly. Must be 21 or older.

Brewery: Samuel Adams Origin: Boston, M.A. Style: Baltic I.P.A. Beer Note: bottom fermented, bottle conditioned, ABV: 9.8 Cellaring: Yes Body: Medium Nose: Malty Color: Abyss black Head: Medium Price: $8 each Drink In: Pint glass or tulip Pour: Slow Serving Temp: 509.67 -514.67 R

Dark Depths is one of Sam Adams single batch beer experiments that actually made it to the bottle. If you are not extremely into IPAs or have never tried an IPA I recommend staying far far away from this particular beer. Dark Depths as the name would suggest, has a very deep character with a very strong taste of roasted malts almost like espresso with some caramel flavor; which unless you meet the above requirements will leave you wishing you never opened this beer, especially since it only comes in 22 oz. bottles. If I had to guess I would say this beer was probably made for people who have damaged taste buds and need the overpowering taste of this beer in order to be able to enjoy the flavors that strong beers bring. Reviewer Rating


Entertainment Dakka Dakka: The Waffle Rifle The Avion,

March 26, 2013

Derek Walters

Guest Reporter Last weekend I had the opportunity to shoot a rifle I have never shot before. It was the FN PS90, the civilian version of the P90, made famous by Call of Duty. But shooting it in real life is so much more satisfying than on a video game. Lets first get the dirt out of the way. Its from the same country that brought you the waffle, but unlike waffles, its expensive. About $1,600. And once you have it, you are paying 50 cents per round. To the novice that doesn’t sound so bad, but if you load up a 50 round magazine, that’s $25 per mag. But I will excuse the PS90’s silly price tag and support costs for now, because this is one impressive system. Costs for ammo can also get to $1 per round. The first thing you notice about this rifle is the insane look of it. It looks like the love child between Star Wars and former Communist Germany. There is a reason for the weird look, however. To explain why, I first must describe the way it is made. It is a bullpup rifle. Meaning that the magazine, action and barrel all are behind the trigger. For example, the AUG, FAMAS, L85, are all bullpup’s. This past weekend we reviewed the rifle

with an attention to the civilian uses, such as home defense, casual target shooting, hunting and competition. The man I borrowed this rifle from uses it as a truck gun. I put that use to the test in the video review. The round it shoots, the 5.7x28, is a unique little round. It is shaped like a rifle round, with a pointed tip, but it is considerably shorter. Imagine it like the halfway point between a rifle round and a pistol round. Because of this, it has some interesting ballistics. The military ammo will penetrate soft armor, but is not available to civilians. Instead, civilians are left with two options that are very similar, the hollow point and the polymer tip. These proved to penetrate a lot less than a 45 round we shot at jugs of water. For defense that is good. You do not want to shoot a mugger or rapist only to have the round go through him in risk hitting someone else. The way the rifle feels is its best attribute. It’s well balanced, compact and has so little recoil, you can shoot a fist-sized group at typical defense ranges (3-15 yards) as fast as you can. It kicks a little more than a 22. It is fully ambidextrous, meaning the controls of the rifle like safety and cocking handle, are on both sides of the rifle. Another benefit that left handed shooters will notice is the spent shells eject straight




down, instead of hitting the shooter in the face. The sight that was fitted to the rifle I tested was a Trijicon RMR. The owner fit it, so it does not come with the rifle. It’s a very good choice for that rifle. The magazine loads from the top which keeps the rifle streamlined and compact. The downside of having a layout like the PS90 is that the sight is about 5 inches above the barrel. Why is that a bad thing you may ask? When you sight in a firearm, say at 50 yards, the ‘zero’ is the intersection of the arc of the bullet and the line of sight made by the optics. At close range I was shooting pretty low. That of course is simple to

get used to if you shoot it a lot but it was annoying when I shot it. To sum up the PS90, I like its compact profile, I like the way it feels, I like the trigger. I like the round it shoots, despite the cost, and I like the soft recoil. I do not like the cost associated with this rifle, nor do I like the limited range of less than 200 yards, even though its not made to be a battle rifle. It certainly is a very cool rifle to have though. Ryan Ermlich, of the Firearms Enthusiasts Club, and myself created a video of this review, which is available on youtube. Called “PS90 Review”, it is under my youtube name of “700Caboose”

Battle of the shotguns Derek Walters

Guest Reporter Are you in the market for a shotgun? Then you probably have had to think about the two biggest models in the business. They are the Remington 870 and the Mossberg 500. Sure there are other pump shotguns out there, but these two have dominated the market. At first glance it seems like a simple decision. The Mossberg’s are a bit cheaper than the 870’s, but not by too much to separate them as competition. Although they come in many different styles and calibers, there are enough standards by which to differentiate here. They both can be set up for hunting, trap shooting, competition and defense by means of stocks, barrel lengths, finishes and capacities. I will stick to the purpose of defense in this review because that is what I see as the most important part of any firearm and it causes people to pay closer attention to which ones they purchase. Both the 500 and the 870 have extensive pedigree with law enforcement and military units so good start there. Now, differences. As far as overall feel, the 870 seemed to have a smoother action, and is a tiny bit skinnier. The 870 also has a more clever magazine tube. Changing the capacity of the shotgun is as easy as unscrewing a connector and adding sections to it. With the 500, you have to unscrew the entire tube at the receiver, which is not designed to be done with bare hands. 870 is also easier to take apart and put back together than the 500. The trigger is better too. But the 500 trumps the 870 in some areas as well. The ejection port is bigger, so if you need to put a shell in manually, what some people call a “combat reload”, it can be done with greater ease. Reloading it is a bit easier in the 500 than the 870 due to the elevator not being in the way and the opening is bigger there as well. The bolt has two extractors so one could

argue that extra bit of redundancy makes the 500 more reliable in that sense that the 870 has one. The trigger guard is also bigger. I shot my 870 in Pennsylvania over winter break and I was wearing thick gloves and it was difficult to get my finger in the guard safely. That is something to consider if you plan on using this in temperatures less than 40 degrees or so. The safety on the 500 is on the top of the receiver and is easier to operate than the safety on the 870, which is on the trigger guard. But as I have found out, once you put a pistol grip stock on the shotgun, the best spot for a safety is on the trigger guard. When you are holding the shotgun you want to be able to operate the controls while keeping your hand in such a manner where you can shoot it quickly. Another factor plays into this theory as well. Shotguns have a little lever that must be pushed to be able to work the slide, or pump, if it has already been pumped. On the 500 it is in a very good location, on the back of the trigger guard. So when used with a traditional stock, you can operate that lever using your middle finger while your trigger finger remains where

it should be. The 870 though, has it on the front of the trigger guard, which forces many people to use their trigger finger in a slightly awkward manner to operate the slide release. The Firearms Club shot a video review of these shotguns, which is available on youtube. “Remington 870, Mossberg 500” under the user name, “700caboose”. There you will find our other review on the PS90. While shooting these shotguns we concluded that the 870 was the preferred system. The 870 we tested, the Express Tactical, had better sights than the 500, it also was able to hold one more shell in it’s magazine while being the same size as the 500. There is another cousin of the 500 that people often mention as a more suitable opponent to the 870, that’s the Mossberg 590. But in reality, the only real feature on a 590 that can’t be added to a 500 is a bayonet mount, which is a bit silly. To conclude the review, neither is better than the other in everything. Both have an equal number of advantages and disadvantages. So if you are trying to choose between them, go with the one that has features you desire. Both will suit you well.

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The Avion,

March 26, 2013

By Wes Oleszewski


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