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Sonny Moore, formally of “First to Last”, began his Dupstep career as Skrillex in 2007.

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◗ Caspa As the stage name for Gary McCann, Caspa produced his own Dubstep label in 2004.

◗Bassnectar Also known as Lorin Ashton, Bassnectar is an electronic and dubstep DJ based in Santa Cruz, CA.

Special to The Battalion Loud bass, distortive echo, frenzied dancing: in the electronic world of the 21st century, musicians cross genre boundaries, giving listeners new musical flavors. One product of this new musical culture is Dubstep. The true roots of Dubstep trace to 1950s Jamaica. The music scene became popular in low-income areas of Jamaica where local DJs would load up their vehicles with turntables and large speakers for street parties. The term “dub” resulted from the mixing of various music tracks to produce an entire new tack. In the 1960s and 70s, an economic downturn in Jamaica forced many to immigrate to the United Kingdom, bringing their taste for off-beat rhythms and snare emphasis along. With the new resource of British radio stations, Dubstep’s popularity became viral. “You’ll never hear a track and wonder, ‘Hey, is this Dubstep?’ It is very distinctive,” senior computer science major Blake Pavel said. “In fact, I would venture to say that if you had never heard a Dubstep track, but had heard the term, you would instinctively realize what you were listening to.” Today, Dubstep can be heard worldwide with groups such as Bassnectar, Skrillex and Excision.

“Excision is a beast,” Pavel said.“His live sets at the Shambhala music festivals are always as raw as can be.” In addition, musicians such as La Roux, Snoop Dog and Rihanna recently teamed up with Dubstep artists to remix songs for mainstream radio and dance clubs alike. Britney Spears’ track, “Hold it Against Me,” and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” are two of the most popular conversions to date. “Dubstep is perfect because it’s a mashup of all the craziest sounds you can muster that make an off-beat that you can’t help but move to,” Pavel said. Budding artists can also create their own Dubstep tracks at home. Computer programs such as Traktor Pro and Abelton Live give artists a chance to mix favorite tracks while adding their own flair of creativity. For now, the Dubstep scene in B-CS is grim but growing. While locations such as Basil Whippets and Schotzi’s hold “Dubstep nights,” many students said they are still unfamiliar with the intense music genre. “I definitely would not have even heard of Dubstep if my roommate wasn’t a music major,” said junior education major Lauren Newton. “She had to explain to me what this thing was that people had began to talk about on MTV.”

It’s a type of music kind of branching off of techno, I think. It gets more bass and heavy sounds like that. Claire Peorrata, freshman architecture major

Dubstep is a type of music that is played in clubs. Preston Tigwell, freshman industrial engineering major

I know it is music that has a lot of deep bass notes on it and is kind of crazy. It’s like someone taking a bunch of musical notes and drowning a bunch of deep bass lines on it. Taylor Seale, freshman business major

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The Battalion Students, faculty and friends will remember the life of sociology professor Stuart Hysom in a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at All Faiths Chapel. Hysom died following a car accident in July. Gerianne Alexander, a psychology professor who was a member of the college-wide diversity committee alongside Hysom, said she remembers Hysom as a vibrant, ener-

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getic, funny and passionate human being. “He was always making everyone laugh at meetings, but he was very zealous about his work on the diversity committee,” Alexander said. “He was especially sensitive to other people’s plights. He gave a lot of extra time to the committee because he cared so deeply about it.” Alexander said this concern for equal rights was evident in his involvement with the Faculty Senate, where Hysom

helped pass the “plus one” benefits resolution. The bill supports a policy that allows all professors, Hysom regardless of their sexual orientation, to add their partner to their insurance. Alexander and communications professor Patrick Burkart, who worked with Hysom on the “plus one” bill, said Hysom’s actions helped See Hysom on page 4

The Battalion Despite the recent economic downturn, in which Texas A&M suffered a $39 million decrease in state funding, more than a halfbillion dollars in numerous construction projects have flourished across the campus. Because of the funding decrease, University administration has consolidated staff positions, decreased class offerings and left faculty vacancies unfilled. B.J.

Crain, chief business officer for the A&M System, said that despite these shortcomings the University is able to continue construction because of the separate funding sources for construction and other operating expenses. Currently, there are 18 construction projects in production with an overall budget of $562,566,491 according to a Capital Projects spreadsheet provided by A&M administration. Projects on the list include a $10 million energy consumption

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he year is 1991. The world sinks into a pit of social and political strife. The Gulf War rages, rioters storm LA after Rodney King is beaten, Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested and the Soviet Union dissolves.

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Matt Bizzell The stage is set; America sees the world through a grey and cloudy lens. A small band erupts onto the main stage with their single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.� The age of Nirvana begins. Nirvana’s second studio album, Nevermind, defined a new decade for many in America. The music appalled some, but to the long-haired, plaid-wearing, angst-filled youth, it gave a sense of belonging. The dark and gritty songs rose from the foggy landscape of Seattle and took the nation by storm. Nevermind didn’t only change the music scene, it changed everything. The rough edge of Kurt Cobain’s voice sang the songs the world personified. Lyrics blasted the population with their own selfishness, greed and apathy towards one another. Nevermind encapsulated Generation X and all that it represented. Songs like “Polly� echoed the heinous crimes the world spewed and the twisted psychosis of the people that made these things a reality. Nevermind awakened many people; the very album title is a play on apathy and arguably the attitude of a generation. Culture itself is indebted to the political and social surge that band brought; it opened the eyes of young people everywhere. Nirvana wasn’t the first political band, but it made taking a stand through music popular again. A deluge of politically-conscious bands followed Nirvana’s example, continuing to shock and inform. The band

can be credited for taking sophomore English responsibility for a generation, major the diplomats for an upstart culture of the 90s. With the 20th anniversary of Nevermind this year, it’s as good of a time as any look back and see the progression of a particularly aware music scene. A few years later, the world was introduced to bands like Rage Against the Machine and System of a Down without even recognizing the roots Nirvana planted. We live in an age much like the one Nirvana grew into. We’re fighting a war in a place most people can’t point out on a map, and the cast of political and social characters is as long and as ludicrous as before. But now, we can recognize these aspects and question them without being social pariahs. Nirvana had a lot to do with this; they spoke out and were labeled as outcasts for it, but the people that heard them were changed. Nirvana showed the public a dark side, a rarely glimpsed but ever-present gloom that surrounds daily life. The fact that they embraced politics enticed a lot of young individuals. Today, those young individuals are components of bands and activist groups. Are we better off due to Nirvana and Nevermind? Maybe. Are we as people of this generation more aware because of the album? You decide.

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before 2008, which allowed the University to make investments that students see on campus today. “Many of the projects that have recently been completed or in process came from Fermanent University Funds,” Crain said. “You will see a huge uptick in our volume of construction but gradually we expect that curve to be smoothing out and going down.” Crain added that many of the projects in the current construction phase were in the pre-production phases in 2006, well before the recession hit. “Even though we are facing significant budget cuts today, back in 2006 when this was initially conceived we weren’t suffering from those same kind of budget limitations, and you cant just stop a project in mid stream,” Crain said. “When the walls are up and the utilities are connected, you’ve got to move forward.” Crain explained that any type of construction project involving dormitory renovations comes solely from auxiliary enterprise funds, which are University funds that have been accumulating for more than ten years. “The University has been setting dorm revenues aside for years, and they’ve accumulated enough to start the project,” Crain said. Crain said the Permanent University Fund is an endowment created by West Texas oil and gas revenues, set aside by the state to support academic excellence. Twothirds of the state’s Permanent University Fund is set-aside for the University of Texas System, while one third goes to the A&M System. The fund has contributed $20 million to the emerging tech-

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accomplish a victory against discrimination. They added that he will be remembered for his tireless activism, his inability to stand idly by as social injustices took place, and his unending dedication to the equal treatment of all people everywhere. “While most professors would turn down work in such a group in light of their being close to tenure, Stuart always prioritized the fixing of social inequality,” Alexander said. “He worked incredibly hard to make sure underrepresented groups here at A&M were treated equally and heard equally.” Burkart also expressed a great admiration for Hysom as a scholar and thinker. “He himself developed an

thebattalion nologies building. “The moneys are used for excellence on this campus and any kind of special initiatives that the University sees fit,” Crain said. “We also used that endowment to bond money for capitol so the [Permanent University Fund] is basically money that we get from the A&M System that is allocated for use on any kind of capitol project on this campus.” Jason Cook, A&M vice president for marketing and communications, said the only project supported by a majority of student fees is the MSC. Students voted to carry the bulk of the payment during a referendum in 2006, and current students pay $100 per year toward the project. “Students are the primary funding source for the MSC through an MSC student fee,” Cook said. “Over 80 percent of funding for the MSC primarily through an MSC student fee.” Rodney McClendon, vice president for administration, said major construction projects are decided through a series of councils and sub councils established in 2002 by president Robert Gates — comprised of deans, administrators, faculty members, and students — as a way to micro-manage the demand for

renovations. “It’s a compilation of the campus community who would have an interest in what’s going on in the campus,” McClendon said. “One of the key elements on being on the council is your representing what is in the best interest of the University. Different departments have different needs that arise that they feel is necessary to carry forth the mission of the University.” Seven projects are in the designing stages including the $6 million Sports Performance Center that is being completely funded gifts provided by the 12th Man Foundation. Charles Brenton, senior project planner for facilities planning and construction, graduated from A&M in 1979 when the University’s enrollment was 25,000 students. He said he never dreamed the student population would double in thirty years. “Research and the latest educational technologies are what attract growth, so we need to maintain those resources to follow the 2020 master plan to gain status as a nation-wide premiere University,” Brenton said.

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innovative piece of software to help collect data and manipulate it so he could turn it into useful models that he was planning on sharing with a few other professors shortly before he passed away,” Burkhart said. “His passing is especially tragic because we all got the feeling that Stuart’s best work was yet to come.” Shortly after Hysom’s death, Mark Fossett, head of the sociology department, told The Eagle that he spoke with one student who had heard the news. The student told him that the course he had with Stuart was the best he had taken at A&M. Burkart echoed the student’s sentiment. “He had a really good rapport with his students,” Burkart said. “He would take the time to make sure each student fully got whatever concept he was covering — he always

was giving private tutorials. I know his graduate students really took a lot from him.” Hysom graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University in 1995 and took a job as a research associate. After receiving his Masters and Ph.D. from Emory University in sociology in 2002 and 2003 respectively, Hysom became a professor in the sociology department at Texas A&M where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses. In addition to teaching, Hysom conducted research on small group processes. To honor his memory, Hysom’s family and friends established the Stuart J. Hysom Diversity Scholarship. The scholarship will help fund a graduate student whose research/teaching interests center on issues related to diversity, inequality or social justice.

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Aggie team downs HBU Mark Doré Special to The Battalion The Aggies handled the Huskies of Houston Baptist in straight sets Wednesday (2525, 25-27, 25-16) in their final game before the beginning of Big 12 Conference play. A&M improved to 11-2 with a team effort headed by the leadership of senior team captain Kelsey Black, who led the team with nine kills. “This was a nice way to end our pre-conference matches,” A&M head coach Laurie Corbelli said. “We had an opportunity tonight to get back home at Reed Arena and establish our rhythm as an offense.” Sophomore setter Allie Sawatzky led the team with 27 assists, and junior hitter Alisia Kastmo notched a team-high 12 digs. Junior blocker Stephanie Minnerly said she was proud to contribute six kills but felt the need for improvement. “I need to work on my offensive game more. I hope to be more versatile and see the ball and see the court,” Minnerly said. The team recorded nine blocks, an area Minnerly said the team focused on during practice. “I personally love blocking,” Minnerly said. “It’s my strong point as a middle [blocker], but I was focusing on it today in the game because we’ve been working on in practice every single day.” The Huskies came out strong, tying the game early at five points apiece. The Aggies recovered and took the first set behind Black’s six kills and four digs in the set. Corbelli said the team worked on letting the game flow but admitted to early troubles in games thus far. “[During the first few rallies], I was thinking ‘we’ve got to start bringing the heat pretty soon’ because we weren’t really putting much on the ball early,” Corbelli said. “I think my team might have a bad habit of trying to get a feel of what the other team is going to bring before we get going.” Given that the Aggies have two losses this season, Corbelli said that she is pleased with the team’s ability to recover after sluggish starts and feels confident about its preparation for opponents. The Aggies never looked back after the first set, riding Black’s serves to an 18-11 lead before taking the second set 25-17. The serving of senior hitter Cinthya Roberto set the tone early in the third set as the Aggies surged to a 10-4 lead and completed the rout 25-16. The Aggies hope to carry the momentum from a strong non-conference slate into Big 12 play. Minnerly said that the team is excited about beginning the conference schedule. “I think we’re more than ready,” Minnerly said. “We talked as a team the other day about getting more energy than the other team and putting more focus on our offense. I think that we’re prepared because we’re all returning. We know what to expect.” The Aggie’s conference schedule begins on the road Saturday against Missouri.

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