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Julie Rambin The Battalion The red light cameras in College Station are staying put for now. A temporary restraining order issued Wednesday by 85th District Court Judge Suzanne Stovall prevents the city from turning off the cameras for at least nine more days. The restraining order was issued in response to a lawsuit filed by former Keep College Station Safe attorney Roger Gordon, alleging that the wording of the red light camera petition rendered the election invalid. “We respect Judge Stovall’s decision to grant the plaintiffs’ request for a temporary restraining order and will look to her for a decision about the validity of the Nov. 3 election results,” said College Station City Manager Glenn Brown in a statement. “However, should the judge rule that the election is invalid and that the redlight cameras should stay, I will recommend to the College Station City Council that we immediately inform American Traffic Solutions that we are giving them the required 60-day notice that we are canceling our contract and the cameras will be turned off.” The resolution to cease red light camera enforcement passed by a margin of 272 votes, a 52 percent majority. The red light camera controversy started in summer 2009, when a petition circulated by College Station resident Jim Ash and his political action committee Take Back Your City was signed by 964 registered College Station voters. The city accepted Ash’s petition and scheduled a special election on the issue. The political action committee Keep College Station Safe was founded in response to the petition, and received funding principally from American Traffic Solutions and several Houston companies with contracts with American Traffic Solutions. An ethics complaint against Ash was previously filed by Gordon on behalf of Keep College Station Safe, saying that Ash violated Texas election code by accepting and spending money for the campaign without appointing a treasurer for Take Back Your City. Ash filed an ethics complaint against Brown, alleging that Brown improperly spent public funds on a voter education brochure for the election, which Ash said was biased. “I firmly believe that there are College Station residents that support the idea of having a red light camera,” Ash said. “The majority of the citizens of College Station do not approve of photo enforcement.”

Sorority president leads and serves Jaclyn Sokol

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Junior genetics major Adriana Mariscal is the president of her sorority Kappa Delta Chi.

Student leader profile series Every other week, The Battalion will be profiling a student leader to gain insight into their lives and what it takes to do their job.

Special to The Battalion For junior genetics major Adriana Mariscal, the transition from San Antonio to Texas A&M was a culture shock. To embrace this change, Mariscal joined Kappa Delta Chi a “Latina-founded but multicultural grounded” sorority overseen by the Multicultural Greek Council. Mariscal joined Kappa Delta Chi because it supported multiculturalism and service, she said. Three years later, she is president of the sorority. As president, Mariscal is responsible for conducting general and executive body meetings in addition to overseeing all executive bodies and committee chairwomen underneath her. She also dedicates at least 50 to 60 hours per semester to service. These hours are spent in projects including highway cleanup, trips to retirement centers and fundraisers that benefit the American Cancer Society. Service to others is at the heart of the sorority, said Kappa Delta Chi adviser Margarita Alvarado. “[Mariscal] has the heart and passion to be a successful student as well as an effective leader,” Alvarado said. “She listens to her own heart by making decisions she sees fit to better the sorority and takes the heart of others into consideration by being open to their ideas.” As president, Mariscal serves as an open ear at all times. Crystal Nicholas, member of Kappa Delta Chi, said she is “the go-to person for anyone, whether it be a matter concerning the sorority or a personal matter.” See Mariscal on page 5

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Kyle Field in widescreen

Senior visualization production specialist Glen Vigus looks at an extremely highresolution photo he produced from a recent football game. Numerous photos were stitched together to produce a final image 1.4 GB in size.

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Special to The Battalion Beginning this football season, the A&M Department of Visualization in partnership with aggieatheletics.com have given football fans a new way to see the game. The Kyle Field Panoramic Project, created by Glen Vigus, senior visualization production specialist for the Department of Visualization, creates a panoramic photo that is posted each week on the Aggie Athletics Web site. Vigus developed the idea after seeing a photo from President Barack Obama’s inauguration that used the panoramic technique. “I thought it was really cool to zoom in and

see who was there,” Vigus said, “so in February I began pitching ideas about getting it off the ground in November.” It takes a few minutes for the photos, more than 100, to be taken. “It takes 5 minutes to shoot, but over an hour to process and put all of the photos together,” Vigus said. “There are over 144 photos just for the alumni side alone.” Vigus uses the Visualization Laboratory (VizLab) to compile the images into one photo that allows people to zoom in and find individuals in the crowd. See Panoramic on page 5

A&M scientist predicts weather on Mars Vicky Flores The Battalion

In preparation for the day when humans will travel to the planet Mars, Istvan Szunyogh is heading up the challenge of being able to predict weather on Mars. Szunyogh was awarded a grant from NASA to analyze Mars weather patterns. Szunyogh, an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, said he is interested in using past weather patterns to predict future patterns. “What we are trying to do is see whether it would be possible to make forecasts for Mars,” Szunyogh said. “It would help with predicting when we would send robotic probes and one day

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possibly humans.” The project started at the University of Maryland and when Szunyogh left to work at A&M the grant and half of the project went with him. Szunyogh focuses on computer models and simulation to determine the predictability of Mars weather through observations and data collected from satellites orbiting the planet. The main goal is to learn how far in advance it is possible to make accurate predictions of Mars weather. Weather on Mars varies drastically from weather on Earth; scientists who study with weather on Earth deal with humidity from the water whereas scientists studying the atmosphere on Mars look for dust storms. Szunyogh is working with

data collected from observations from the Mars Global Surveyor orbiter using an instrument called the thermal emission spectrometer, which uses a form of infrared energy to determine conditions and temperatures at spots of the Mars surface. Ross Hoffman, vice president of the research and development division for Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc., describes himself as being an adviser to both parts of the project in Maryland and College Station. Hoffman was responsible for writing proposals to NASA to receive the grants that both schools now have. “Mars has always been the most interesting planet to study for astronomy,” Hoffman said. “It is the most similar to Earth.

We can even imagine people living there one day so we have sent many space explorers to mars and satellites that orbit its atmosphere that measure temperature and pressure.” The thermal emission spectrometer looks down with cameras that see in a type of infrared light that can be cut into frequency bands which can then be used to measure temperatures, Hoffman said. The project uses data that has been collected more than a year ago to make the data a practicing realm for scientists such as Szunyogh, who can test computer simulations against the data that has already been formed, Hoffman said. See Mars on page 5

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Istvan Szunyogh, an associate professor in the atmospheric sciences department is carrying out a NASA grant researching weather patterns on Mars.

A&M Prairie View student files lawsuit A lawsuit has been filed against Prairie View A&M University and Phi Beta Sigma fraternity over alleged hazing charges. Kevin Kelley, a Dallas lawyer, filed the lawsuit Friday in district court on behalf of the parents of 20-yearold Donnie Wade Jr., died in October after becoming ill on a run with his fraternity. “The lawsuit was filed against the fraternity as well as Prairie View,” said Andrew Strong, chief legal officer of the Texas A&M University System. “In terms of investigations, that is something that is being looked into by the D.A. and the University.” In accordance with the University investigation they requested to meet with Wade’s parents, but the interview was denied, Strong said. Prairie View A&M and Phi Beta Sigma would not comment on the lawsuit. Vicky Flores, staff writer

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What do you love most about being an Aggie? What I love most about being an Aggie is the traditions. From Midnight Yell to Big Event and Muster, tradition makes our school one of a kind. Most importantly, traditions instill leadership, unity and servitude within all Aggies. The Spirit of Aggieland is defined by experiencing these traditions.

If you had three hours of free time, what would you do with it? I would most definitely play basketball and then hang out and relax with my sisters.

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When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wasn’t fixed on one occupation, but three. I often switched between wanting to be a teacher, an astronaut and a marine biologist.

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What are your goals for after graduation? I plan on attending graduate school in genetic engineering, followed by a doctorate in genetics or a related field. I hope to work in research that might lead to advancements with genetic disorders such as autism and Down syndrome.

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What is your favorite memory made at Aggieland so far? My best memories made in Aggieland so far have been random moments spent with my sisters. From pond hopping with seniors to dragging one of my class sisters around campus to win a scavenger hunt, the best times have been those that are spontaneous and spent with the ones I love.

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community involvement. My dedication to outreach, community involvement and service is apparent through my involvement with different mentoring programs on campus. It is important to guide the youth of today toward a more promising future and I choose to serve as a peer mentor during these leadership development conferences for incoming freshmen and high school students. But leadership doesn’t come as easy as one would think. Others have doubted my ability to lead. It’s understandable, since as a sophomore and one year member of the organization I was elected sorority president. Many wondered whether I was qualified or able to take on such huge role. Halfway into my term, I’ve come to realize the sorority’s well-being is most important to me, with everything else taking a back seat. Making hard decisions and tough calls are part of my job. Ultimately, it’s about what is best for our sisterhood, not one individual — even me. Leading a group of talented, intelligent, selfless and powerful young women whom I call sisters is definitely one of the biggest joys I get out of my leadership experience with KDChi. Serving the community and giving back to those who have given so much to me are the main reasons I

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ollege, for me, has been an experience unlike any other. Through my experiences as a student leader, I have grown wise beyond my years and adopted a new mantra, “Leading with Integrity, United through Service.” Being a college student is no easy task, and becoming a student leader on top of that makes things all the more hectic. Since my initiation into Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. in spring 2008, I have dedicated my efforts to further the principles I have come to know, love and apply to everything that I do. Unity, honesty, integrity and leadership have become an essential part of who I am. A majority of the leadership development that I have encountered in my career at A&M has been through my membership in KDChi, a Latinafounded but multicultural service sorority. We have provided countless hours of community service through different forms of outreach and

decided Kappa Delta Chi would be the medium through which I would lead my campus and community towards a more promising future. Voicing the opinions and suggestions of students with similar life experiences has been pivotal in my leadership development. I believe strongly that sharing our experiences with each other, however different they may be, will help alleviate the differences in perception that sometimes prevent us from seeing the bigger picture. One of my favorite quotes about leadership is by John Maxwell. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” I don’t have a doubt in my mind that he speaks the truth, I am a strong believer that we all play a role in the lives of those whom are around us, title or not. We all lead and play a role in each other’s lives, and then there are those who take that leadership to another level. I speak about those who make leadership a way of life, people who take roles and are ready to guide their communities towards a better tomorrow. These are the people who will pave the way for others and make the biggest difference in our society. Adriana Marsical is a senior genetics major.

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Volleyball team losing streak moves to three Michael Teague The Battalion The Texas A&M’s women’s volleyball team fell to No. 8 Iowa State 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 31-29) Wednesday at Reed Arena. The Aggies have dropped three straight Big 12 conference matches down the stretch where every game counts toward the team’s chances at a tournament bid. “It’s not about the volleyball,” said Texas A&M Head Coach Laurie Corbelli. “I think that’s the hardest part for all of us. It’s about where our minds are, what we’re scared of, what we’re thinking about, and what we’re focused on. I’ve found it very challenging to get my entire team on the same page in the same night. For whatever reason, that has been our problem as of late.” A&M (14-9, 7-8) remains at sixth place in the Big 12 standings. The Aggies trail No. 5 Baylor by two games with only five matches remaining on the schedule. “I think we have to get one of the next two if not both to be considered for the tournament,” Corbelli said. “The team knows it and that’s what they think too. They’re playing not to lose. They feel like there’s a lot to lose and that’s just overwhelming.” The road ahead doesn’t get

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Her sorority can be best described as “more than meets the eye,” Mariscal said. “Greeks have had a bad reputation for as long as I can remember. The media focuses on issues such as drinking, hazing and a lack of morality,” Mariscal said. “KDChi strives to work against those stereotypes and eliminate them by maintaining a strict code of ethics, highlighting the efforts we make in bettering our communities and our campus.” Mariscal said she hopes to decrease the negative stereotypes often associated with Greek life.

“It is definitely not easy leading an organization that has been set up for failure by those who do not understand what Greek Life is about, only choosing to see what the media portrays,” Mariscal said. Because of Kappa Delta Chi, Mariscal has changed as a person, she said. Not only has she gained leadership skills and built new relationships, but she has developed a cultural awareness that has allowed her to become a “more involved and open individual,” Mariscal said. With her zest for contributing to the cause of the greater good, Mariscal hopes to continue to impact the lives of those around her — one heart at a time.

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If a yell is started or the “Aggie War Hymn” is played before the camera has finished panning, the effect is lost because half of the stadium appears to be just watching the game, while the other half is participating in the yell, Vigus said. Vigus said the best time to take the photos of the former students’ section is during the band’s performance. “The best time to shoot is when the band plays, because everyone is standing up, almost completely still, and watching the band play,” Vigus said. The photos of the student section are usually taken during the first quarter so the band is included. Also, the photographs must be as high quality as possible, so they must be taken during the day, which, Vigus said, will prevent a panoramic photo being taken during the game against the University of Texas. “I would really love to shoot at the U.T. game, but it wouldn’t work. We need as much light as possible,” Vigus said. The most memorable use of the Kyle Field Panoramic Project this year has been the game against

Iowa State, which coincided with Halloween, Vigus said. Chelsea Waters, a sophomore agriculture and life science student, was at the Iowa State game and later used the panoramic photo to go back and find friends, costumed people and even Waldo. “Since this game was on Halloween, there were a lot of people dressed up in costumes that I personally didn’t get to see in person at the game,” Waters said. “The costume that was the most fun to find was Waldo. We had seen him on the big screen but trying to find him in the photo was more fun. It was like the book but in real life.” Jonathan Lee, the editor of the Aggie Athletics site, said the photos attract attention and have been a good addition to the site. “It definitely has a very cool factor to it. The VizLab did a very good job, and I have gotten a lot of positive feedback on it,” Lee said. “We have noticed people spending five to 10 minutes on just that one page.” Lee said he hasn’t noticed any other Web sites that have something like the panoramic project. “It’s very unique,” Lee said. I think we’re very fortunate to have the VizLab to work with and get that out to our fans.”

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Ash said he and his political action committee Take Back Your City acted in good faith, and will be taking steps to ensure that the red light camera election is recognized as valid. “We will be making every effort we can to make our position known to the district court judge,” Ash said. “I feel like photo enforcement will end in our community – it’s just a question of time.” The Austin attorney who filed the lawsuit and restraining order, Roger Gordon, said this lawsuit is about following the rules.

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Graduate student Michael Kavulich, an atmospheric science major, is assisting Sunyogh on the project and is learning the mathematical relationships needed to conduct the computer simulations. “We are working on get-

ting all of the computer models squared away and making sure they all work; it is all computer simulation on the data we are going to use,” Kavulich said. Kavulich said he is looking forward to working with Szunyogh in trying to figure out how predictable the weather on Mars is. He said that there are plans in place to one day have humans travel to Mars and he is proud to be part of that research.

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