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DISSECTING GENDER BIAS
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Elizabeth Vincent, a senior marketing major, slipped and fell off the Delta Chi fraternity house roof Saturday.
Senior now in stable condition after Saturday’s accident A senior who fell from the roof of the Delta Chi fraternity house Saturday is recovering at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Elizabeth Vincent, 21, of Onley, Va., was reportedly taking pictures with her friends on the orange, shingled part of the roof of the house on South Main Street when she slipped and fell about three stories to the ground around 1:45 p.m., police said. She was taken by ambulance to Rockingham Memorial Hospital and later flown to U.Va. Medical Center. Nurses say she’s recovering in the intensive care unit with nonlife-threatening injuries. She’s now conscious and responding well. Sgt. Daniel Claxton of the Harrisonburg Police Department said Vincent had consumed alcohol, but he didn’t know to what extent. He hasn’t received the report of what her BAC level was at the time she fell, so police haven’t been able to determine if alcohol was a factor in her losing balance and falling. Delta Chi Fraternity was having a gathering at the house before the William & Mary football game. It was also the organization’s founders’ day. Vincent, a marketing major, is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
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Biotechnology majors McKenzie Quinn (left) and Laura Lorenz examine petri dishes containing bacteria that they’re testing in an ISAT lab.
Study finds women more likely to encounter bias, receive lower salary in scientific fields By IJ CHAN The Breeze
If you’re a woman going into science, you could receive almost $4,000 less than a man in the same field. In a study conducted by Yale University, résumés were distributed among science professors from six universities. Participating professors were asked to review and rate the applicant, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The résumés were all identical in terms of listing accomplishments and skills except for one difference — on half of them, the applicant was male while on the other half, the applicant was female. The results of the study showed that the responding professors repeatedly gave the men a higher review and offered him an average starting salary of $30,328, whereas they offered the women an average starting salary of $26,508. Laura Lorenz, a senior biotechnology major, said that although she is aware that the bias exists, she hasn’t encountered sexism at JMU, because most of the faculty and students are female.
“What ends up happening is that the leadership positions and the positions of power are still being occupied by men, even as women are taking more of the massive number.” Louise Temple ISAT professor
But Lorenz said that the bias is more noticeable outside JMU at some of the biotechnology conferences she attends. “When I go to conferences, a lot of the higher-ups, or the CEOs of companies, or the [principal investigators] giving out the grants, or the people giving the talks —a lot of them are usually men,” Lorenz said. “So I’ve definitely noticed an imbalance there in terms of who’s being represented.” Lorenz, who is currently applying to graduate schools, said she’s nervous when it comes to potentially facing sexism in the
future. She also mentioned that in the midst of her search and selection for potential mentors, she tends to choose female professors over male professors, for fear that male professors may harbour more bias. “So there are a lot of old guys, basically, left over from an era where there was blatant sexism, who are running the show,” Lorenz said. “So in some places, I have been advised, I might expect some really underhanded snarky comments bordering on complete dismissal of my merits to just sort of sideline me into a more meager role in a lab or somewhere.” Louise Temple, an ISAT professor, said she has faced this bias for years as a student and teacher, though she said things are changing for the better despite the existing bias, particularly in the medical field. “What ends up happening is that the leadership positions and the positions of power are still being occupied by men, even as women are taking more of the massive number,” Temple said. “There are definitely some issues at the undergraduate level, but I think it’s very school specific.” see BIAS, page 4
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Dukes claim top spot in CAA standings By WAYNE EPPS JR. The Breeze
After William & Mary missed a field goal at the end of regulation, JMU escaped with a 27-26 double overtime win against the Tribe on Saturday. Despite being handicapped by injury and sickness, JMU allowed 14 unanswered points in the first half. Its defense was without redshirt freshman defensive tackle Alex Mosley, last week’s Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week, because of a concussion. The Dukes’ defensive line woes wouldn’t stop there, as redshirt junior defensive tackle Sean O’Neill suffered a knee injury during game. “We just were really reaching for defensive lineman during the game,” said head coach Mickey Matthews. “We were almost asking for volunteers at the half.” On offense, the Dukes were without sophomore wide receiver DeAndre’ Smith for the majority of the game. Smith woke up with the flu on Saturday and saw only limited playing time. He’s second on the team in receiving with 14 receptions for 116 yards. “He’s about a third of our offense,” Matthews said. “We had really based this week’s game plan on a lot of stuff with him. We were scrambling a little bit — losing a kid like that’s big.”
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Redshirt junior tailback Dae’Quan Scott, held up by redshirt junior Josh Wells, celebrates with the rest of the team after putting the Dukes ahead 27-20 in double overtime against William & Mary. JMU secured the win after a failed Tribe conversion attempt.
The offense was also without redshirt sophomore wide receiver Marquis Woodyard, who suffered a concussion against Towson. It’s unknown when Mosley, O’Neill or Woodyard will return. “We’re probably going to have to
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look at maybe taking some redshirts off some guys,” Matthews said. “We’re running out of players.” Despite the injuries, JMU made up for falling behind early, taking a brief 3-point lead before William & Mary tied the game at 17 in the fourth
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quarter. The Tribe had a chance to win the game with five seconds remaining, but missed a 31-yard field goal to send the game into overtime. Both teams struggled to make field goals throughout the game. William
& Mary missed two field goals in the first quarter as well as its final regulation attempt. JMU redshirt junior place kicker Cameron Starke missed his first field goal of the season as well, a 48-yard attempt that was pushed just right of the upright. He made all six of his previous attempts, including a career-long 49-yard field goal against Towson. After JMU and William & Mary traded field goals in the first overtime, redshirt junior tailback Dae’Quan Scott scored his second touchdown of the game to give the Dukes a 27-20 lead. William & Mary countered by throwing a touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Tre McBride. But instead of sending the game to triple overtime with an extra point, the Tribe lined up for a game-winning two-point conversion. The Tribe again searched for McBride in the end zone, but the pass was broken up and the Dukes came away with the win. After scoring the game-winning touchdown against Towson in the previous game, redshirt junior quarterback Justin Thorpe had another big game on Saturday, rushing for a career-high 106 yards and passing for another 157 yards and a touchdown. see DUKES, page 7
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The air is filled with romance. Postpone travel for a few days. Start computing expenses. It’ll be easier to make household changes soon.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) Work with a powerful team, and listen with intent. Don’t act like you already know the answer or you’ll miss a great opportunity.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your power is intense over the next few days. Handle it as well as you can. It’s best to have a plan in place, even if you don’t follow it. Everyone benefits in the end.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Gain experience and mastery. Share the load today and tomorrow, but hold on to the responsibility. And leave time in your schedule for romance. A bit of glamour won’t hurt.
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LOS ANGELES — The Obama administration has adopted a plan to help create large-scale solar energy plants, offering incentives for solar developers to cluster projects on 285,000 acres of federal land in the western U.S and opening an additional 19 million acres of the Mojave Desert for new power plants. The plan places 445 square miles of public land in play for utility-scale solar facilities. “This historic initiative provides a road map for landscape-level planning that will lead to faster, smarter utilityscale solar development on public lands,” Interior Salary Ken Salazar said. The plan establishes 17 solar energy zones in six Western states. The zones were chosen because they avoided major environmental, cultural or other conflicts. The policy encourages developers to select sites within zones by promising minimal environmental reviews and a range of financial incentives.
WASHINGTON — If drug companies get their way in protecting brandname drugs in a new international trade deal, critics fear that millions of people with AIDS in poor countries will go untreated, losing access to cheaper generics that could keep them alive. The drug makers say they need to protect their industry, which supports four million U.S. jobs, and their investment in research. It costs an average of $1.2 billion and takes from 10 to 15 years to win approval from the U.S. government for a single new medicine, according to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the lobbying arm of many drug companies. Opponents counter that more generic drugs are needed for the global fight against AIDS. They say that increasing profits of the large companies only undermines that effort.
TOKYO — World finance ministers said on Saturday that global economic growth had slowed and called for more effective measures to restore confidence. “Global growth has decelerated, and substantial uncertainties and downside risks remain,” they said at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Tokyo. “We need to act decisively to break negative feedback loops and restore the global economy to a path of strong, sustainable and balanced growth,” the IMF’s steering committee said. “We are in a better position today regarding policy footing than six months ago,” said committee chair Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also Singapore’s deputy prime minister and finance minister. “We are getting growth restarted and achieving fiscal consolidation, especially in advanced economies,” he said.
CAIRO — Thousands of protesters clashed violently with one another Friday in dueling demonstrations over the performance of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, and the group he once led, the Muslim Brotherhood. At least 110 people were injured in the melee that underscored how, three months after Morsi came to office, Egypt’s political system has become a rivalry between conservative Islamists who want religion to play a major role in governance and Egyptians who favor a more secular society. Clashes that began in Cairo’s Tahrir Square spread to side streets where demonstrators fired gunshots and threw sticks, stones, Molotov cocktails and glass bottles at each other. The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party said protesters also burned its buses and set a party building ablaze.
LONDON — In some European capitals, they mutter about a Fourth Reich and compare the German chancellor to Adolf Hitler. The French complain about British obstructionism; Brits complain about everyone else. In Spain, a separatist movement is gaining traction. But the Nobel Committee chose to take the long view on Friday, awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union. The panel reasoned that even if economic divisions are tearing at the harmony Europeans have spent decades building, it no longer seems possible that they would start killing each other again. From a handful of countries whose leaders shook hands amid the rubble of World War II, the EU has become a 27-nation club of free trade and travel, with more states pressing to join.
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Passing down property
Downtown Harrisonburg, Reservoir Street are home to residences that have been held onto by students for years
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The Barbie Dream Mansion, The Funkhouse and The Full House are three of many buildings that are passed down to students year to year. They are located all over Harrisonburg and are usually rented by members of campus organizations. The houses tend to stay within these groups for many years. The seniors are usually the ones who chose which members will live in the homes the next year. By evi fuelle The Breeze
Ben Fleming has had graduates walk up to his house and tell him living there was the best part of their college experience. Fleming, a senior dietetics major, lives in the Treehaus, a house on South Mason Street that has been passed down within YoungLife, a Christian organization at JMU, for more than 15 years. Between 25 and 35 houses in the downtown Harrisonburg area are passed down year-toyear by students, according to Paul Riner of Riner Rentals. Including the newer houses and properties off Reservoir Street, closer to 50 or
60 houses in total get passed down. “A lot of people like the downtown area, and the older houses have a little bit of character,” Riner said. “They’re different from the apartment complexes, and I think people really like that.” The Full House, also on South Mason Street, has been passed down since 2002, and The Barbie Dream Mansion, on Paul Street, has been passed down since 2008. “From a landlord’s perspective, student groups that pass down their houses are great, because they have been great tenants,” he said. “We get great tenants for five, six, seven years, and it’s definitely a win-win situation for our office.”
According to Riner, the Brick House on 455 S. Mason St. has been passed down through two generations. The Brick House started out with a group of JMU women rented it. Then their little sisters moved in, and continued to pass it down. “We have been really pleased with the groups that have passed down their houses, and as a rental agency we love it,” Riner said. Riner said many of his houses are in a similar situation and have continued the tradition of being passed down. Christie Stanko, a junior communication sciences and disorders major, was asked to live in the Barbie Dream Mansion by its former tenants when she was a sophomore. She
had known about the house since she was a freshman and said there’s a surprising amount of competition for spots. Tenants often face a difficult choice in choosing a group to pass down their house to. “I wasn’t really involved in it that much,” Stanko said. “But I think there were a lot of different groups that wanted to live in the house. It wasn’t too big of a deal, but I think it can get pretty competitive.” Riner said if the students passing down a house don’t finish their paperwork before the renewal date, then he puts the house up for release and anyone can take it. see house, page 4
Numbers that count the least JMU’s SAT scores remain above national average but they aren’t a main factor in admissions By eric graves The Breeze
SAT scores might not be as important as your high school guidance counselor told you. “How we think students will perform in college is the main point of what we aim to find out through the admissions process,” said Michael Walsh, director of admissions at JMU. “The SAT is the worst predictor of that.” Walsh believes in a linear system for admitting students, one that centers more on how well a student performed in high school and less on activities outside of school. JMU looks at the students’ high school curricula first, then grades. The last factor to be considered is SAT or ACT scores. If two students are competitive and have similar applications, the admissions department will then review recommendation letters and extracurricular activities, Walsh said. Jordan Butts, a freshman justice studies major, said many of his advisers in high school talked about how influential his SAT scores would be. “Teachers and counselors and my parents said they were really important, but I didn’t study for them,” Butts said. “I just took them and did what I could do.” He said he knew the test was important but he didn’t think it was as important as everyone was saying. He thought those reviewing his
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application would be looking at his GPA, extra curricular activities and essay. But Walsh said high school GPAs aren’t taken into account during the admissions process because some courses are weighted, affecting the GPAs and making them inaccurate. “GPAs mean nothing,” Walsh said. “A 4.0 without weights can actually equal a 2.5, whereas a 3.2 with weights can equal 4.4. It’s inaccurate and a very poor way to deduce a student’s academic achievement. That’s why we rely on individual grades and curriculum.” High schools are becoming
increasingly creative with their grade scales, Walsh explained. He said schools will often change their grading scale to accommodate the students on the border of high grades in order to continue receiving funding from the state. For the fall 2012 admission process, about 22,000 students applied, and a little more than 4,000 were accepted — that’s fifty eight percent. In that applicant pool, 87 percent were competitive, meaning they had the necessary academic and extra curricular qualifications to get into JMU. “The fact that they don’t take in your GPA at all is kind of surprising,”
Butts said. “But I got in so I guess that’s all that’s important.” Shirali Shah, a freshman international business major, also wasn’t too stressed about applying to JMU. She said she knew she would bet in because she had both the grades and SAT scores that JMU was looking for. Walsh said that most of the c o mp e t i t i ve stu d e nt s ap p l y ing to JMU usually had grades of As and Bs throughout high school and were enrolled in advanced or upper-level courses.
Martin’s grocery stores nationwide have issued a voluntary recall of organic chocolate-peanut butter candies because of a possible salmonella contamination, according to the Associated Press. Justin’s Nut Butter recalled its milk chocolate and dark chocolate peanut butter cups. The grocery chain pulled the candy from its shelves and is asking customers to not eat the candy. Customers can return the candy with a receipt for a full refund.
The University of Virginia now offers free, non-credit online courses, and tens of thousands of students have already enrolled. Professors are questioning how many people will actually complete the courses. Enrollment in six classes range from less than 10,000 to more than 35,000 students. One professor says teaching a massive online course as a serious U.Va. college course could result in people dropping the class. He says he will try to make the class more interesting to keep students from leaving the course.
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Festival to host flu clinic Obama bus to stop on campus Maxim Health System will hold a flu clinic in the Festival Highlands Room from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. It costs $23 for a flu shot and $35 for FluMist for students, retired faculty and family members 6 years and older. It’s $12 for a flu shot and $24 for FluMist for current faculty and staff. Maxim Health accepts cash, checks and credit cards. They’ll give out receipts to paitents for insurance reimbursement. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site at http://www.cdc.gov/ flu.
President Barack Obama’s “Gotta Vote” bus will make its way through campus today. The bus will stop beside D-Hall at 10 a.m. to help register people to vote. Harrisonburg Mayor Richard Baugh and Democratic Party Chair Brian Moran will campaign for Obama’s re-election. Today is the deadline to register to vote. This bus will also makes stops in Roanoke and Blacksburg today. It will travel to North Carolina later this week.
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For the second consecutive year, overcrowded residential conditions have forced students to be lodged in off-campus housing. About 130 James Madison University students, promised on-campus housing, are now being lodged in Howard Johnson’s and Belle Meade Red Carpet Inn due to lack of dormitory space. Belle Meade students, all freshman girls, however, are expected to be moved on campus by Oct. 15. By that time, according to Lin Rose, director residence halls, the school will have purchased and installed seven trailers or modurlar units for the students to live in. Financing for the trailers is being handled through the State Purchasing Office in Richmond, according to William Merck, assistant to the vice president of business affairs. “I’m not really sure what they will cost in the end,” he said, adding that the university has not received the bids yet. Residents of Howard Johnson’s, all male, have the option of remaining there all year. JMU is paying about $12 per room each day for use of Belle Meade, and according to Lee Derrow, Belle Meade manager, this is a reduction of $20 a day from his regular rates. Two students are being housed to a room. The university agreed to lease both motels this semester because although Howard Johnson’s officials enjoy housing students, they wish to retain their identity as a motor lodge, Rose explained. Wayne Wenger, Howard Johnson’s manager, said he enjoys students living in his motel. He said there were no problems with them last year and is glad to have them back.
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house | Apartment passed down for 10 years SaT | Test’s vocabulary was ‘one-sided’ by 1995 from page 3
Stanko said that’s where the competition starts. She said she and her friends control who gets to sign the lease, so they haven’t had much of an issue so far. Fleming said it’s always the rising seniors who pick the next group of people to live in the Treehaus. “It’s not just anybody that gets to live here,” Fleming said. “They have to be people we think will have a positive influence.” Even his organization faces some challenges when choosing the rightful heirs to the house. He remembers when he was younger, looking for a place to live. “It’s not a competition so much finding younger guys who the rising seniors know and like, and asking them to take over the house,” Fleming said. “But the guys who lived in the house before me told me that they wanted to keep a YoungLife presence in the house, and I wanted to
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The Full House, on South Mason Street near downtown, is passed down every year to members of the Christian group, InterVarsity.
honor that request by asking some YoungLife guys to live in the Treehaus.” But the tradition of passing down residences isn’t limited to just houses. Riner owns an apartment in West Port Village near Port Republic Road that’s been passed down by a group of Student Ambassadors for more than 10 years. Jack Hareza, a senior accounting and finance double major, is one of four seniors who lives in the Student Ambassador apartment in West
Port Village. “My friends first visited the apartment when we were freshmen, and we’d always wanted to live there because it’s always been known as the ambassadors’ apartment,” Hareza said. “Plus it’s a really nice setup with a pretty view of the mountains.” While the Student Ambassador apartment doesn’t have a sign outside the door, Hareza said it’s well-known among students. “We like to keep our doors open to anyone in the organization who wants to come and
hang out, play video games and what not,” Hareza said. “It’s just a great place to hang out with friends.” According to Hareza, there isn’t any competition about who will get the apartment once the current tenants decide to pass it down. “It will go to a group of Student Ambassadors, but everyone is friends, so there is never a big issue with competition to live here,” Hareza said. “It’s not like a process where some people get it and others don’t.” Riner said the process of passing down a house isn’t much of a headache for him as a landlord. He sends a renewal notice to tenants. If they want to pass down their house, they just fill out paperwork before the renewal period. “Everyone who has ever lived in this house has great camaraderie, and I think to this day we still honor that,” Fleming said. Contact Evi Fuelle at email@example.com.
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“The biggest single predictor of how well students will perform in college is the curriculum,” Walsh said. “Students enrolled in more difficult classes and those who perform well in their core classes will have a more likely chance of getting in.” Location is also a significant factor in the admissions process, according to Walsh. This aspect alone dictates the reason the SAT is low on the application evaluation process. “This test was designed to test the culture of suburban areas,” Walsh said. “By 1995 the vocabulary on the test was so one-sided that the students from urban and rural areas once again did poorly.” He explained that for this reason, admissions makes some allowances for students of different social statuses and locations.
“The biggest single predictor of how well students will perform in college is the curriculum.“ Michael Walsh dean of JMU admissions________
But he added that in order to get into JMU, students still need to maintain good grades and do well on their SATs. “To be competitive at this school, you really must be a good student with a certain level of math and science,” Walsh said. “A decent score on the SAT is still important; a 500-500-500 is average. The curriculum is very much a deciding factor for students.” Contact Eric Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
bias | ‘Society thought it was really odd for a girl to go to medical school’ from front
Temple experienced bias when she was a medical student in the early 1970s at LSU Medical School. She remembers having only one female professor, whom she learned the most from. But she said others viewed her negatively. “Most of society thought it was really odd for a girl to go to medical school,” Temple said. “More than one guy said to me, ‘You shouldn’t be here, you’re taking the place of a guy.’ ” Temple also said she noticed the bias affected even the way she acted in public. She said when she was in medical school the students were given lab coats, which most of the men wore out in public. “They were so proud to be in medical school,” Temple said. “I wouldn’t be caught dead in one because I thought that people would think I was so weird
and I was quite sure I would never be be married, because no man would consider me suitable to be a wife.” But she said other sciences, in general, such as physics and engineering are still heavily male-dominated and hostile to women, which in turn may discourage women from entering those fields. In ISAT, for example, only 16 out of the 64 professors are women. “Undergraduate women don’t go to those majors,” Temple said. “I don’t think it’s because they can’t do it, it’s because they think that they can’t do it. They think that technology is something that boys do.” She added that the bias exists between women as well in more subtle ways. A woman would be more likely to address her as “Ms. Temple,” rather than “Dr. Temple,” for example. Temple also mentioned that
having strong female role models is important in combating the bias. “When I grew up there were no women role models,” Temple said. “I mean, virtually none in the sciences. I had to imagine myself being something that I never knew anybody like before, and that’s hard.” McKenzie Quinn, a sophomore biotechnology major, says that although she thinks that this difference is unfair, it just makes her want to work even harder and stand up for herself. “It’s not fair, because I know if I was in a leadership position, it’d be clean, perfect,” Quinn said. “I’d go above and beyond what was required of me,” Quinn said. “But If I’m getting paid less than [men], then someone’s going to hear from me about it.” Contact IJ Chan at email@example.com.
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PETA attack against ‘Pokémon’ hurts itself in its confusion As if Ash Ketchum didn’t have enough to deal with in fighting Team Rocket, now he has to defend himself against PETA. The organization released a statement last week condemning the popular video game and television series, “Pokémon,” as a proponent of animal cruelty: “Much like animals in the real world, Pokémon are treated as unfeeling objects and used for such things as human entertainment and as subjects in
experiments. The way that Pokémon are stuffed into pokéballs is similar to how circuses chain elephants inside railroad cars and let them out only to perform confusing and often painful tricks that were taught using sharp steel-tipped bullhooks and electric shock prods,” a press release reads. The group coupled this with the release of its own online video game, titled, “Pokémon Black and Blue: Gotta Free ‘em All,” in which abused Pokémon fight back against their owners. Well, thank God. I was really concerned. If there’s one thing we need to worry about right now, it’s the safety of fictional characters from s television shows.
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This isn’t the first time PETA has come “to the rescue” when it comes to fictional characters, either. In , the group protested the game “Battlefield ” because players are forced to kill a rat within the first few seconds of a level. Later last year, the Mario brothers were thrust into the center of a scandal when PETA protested the use of a “tanooki suit” as a powerup. Apparently, it was too similar to a real animal: the tanuki raccoon dog, which is notorious for being beaten and skinned for its fur. Who will protect the beloved tanuki raccoon dog from the vicious, hate-filled propaganda of Mario the Plumber if not PETA?
my friend’s wallet and JACard but took out all of the money. From a student employee who knows how hard her friend worked for that paycheck and is disappointed in the lack of good citizenship.
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A “you-can’t-sit-with-us” dart to the sorority girls who don’t understand the concept of an inside voice. From the real students of club Carrier.
An “are-you-compensatingfor-something?” dart to the soup cups at Dukes. From a student who doesn’t think the ladle should be larger than the cup.
A “you-know-you-werewrong” dart to the guy who was unnecessarily rude to the parking officer for writing him a ticket for being in the fire lane at Festival. From an ashamed bystander who thinks next time you should just sit down and shut up.
A “freedom-of-religion” dart to the close-minded bigot who held up a “Mormonism is a cult” poster at the Tagg Romney bus event on Thursday. From a non-Mormon Christian who respects all people’s religious beliefs and freedoms.
An “I-wish-I-could-do-that” pat to the squirrel scaling up the side of Harrison Hall with ease. From a student who certainly doesn’t navigate the constantly jam-packed staircase in Harrison as easily.
A “way-to-bring-it-Bach” pat to the guys blasting classical music while washing their car outside my window. From a studious senior who appreciated a change from the usual bass bumping thuds typically emanating from the North car wash.
A “keep-the-lights-on” dart to the automatic lights in The Village bathrooms. From a freshman fed up with showering in the dark. A “you-saved-my-life” pat to the guy on the crowded bus who gave me his seat and stood for the entire bus ride because I’m too short to reach the overhead bar. From a girl who’s still hoping she’ll grow a couple more inches. An “oppan-Gangnam-style” pat to the Duke Dog for his amazing video that’s going viral on YouTube. From a student who is proud to be a JMU Duke.
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An “it’s-like-Christmas-ina-cup” pat to my roommate for reminding me that there are more Wednesdays until Christmas while I contemplated buying a cinnamon soy latte. From a hopeful Mrs. Ryan Reynolds holiday enthusiast. An “I-want-to-be-yourbuddy!” pat to the Quad cats. From Chaos the chihuahua, who thinks chasing you under the bushes is just a gesture of friendship. A “you-were-almost-a-hero” dart to the person who returned
A “how-ruuude!” dart to all the people who enter the bus before letting passengers off. From a super senior Michelle Tanner who has been riding the bus longer than you and learned proper etiquette at an early age. A “we’re-not-in-kindergartenanymore” dart to the immature boys who decided name-calling was the way to go on South Main. From the people who were just trying to give you directions. A “goin’-my-way?” pat to the guy who gave me a ride back to Charleston Thursday night. From a senior who was hitchhiking down Chestnut Ridge Drive on his way back from Gold Crown. A “this-isn’t-a-pool” dart to all the people blowing whistles at the Copper Beech party. From someone who doesn’t appreciate the extra decibels at an already loud party. A “surely-you-don’t-haveanything-better-to-do” dart to all the fans who left at the start of the football game’s overtime. From a Duke who wouldn’t miss double OT for all the kegs in Harrisonburg. A “way-to-have-JMU-spirit” dart to the guy who chanted for my family and me to get out of the student section at the football game. From an upset student who wanted their family to experience the game like a true Duke.
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The group has become so well known for blowing things out of proportion that the real meaning of their protests is lost. It actively searches for any little thing it can attack in popular culture so it can get its name in the papers and, more often than not, it’s wrong. In the case of the new “Pokémon” game, it has completely ignored the real message of the Pokémon franchise, which is not one of animal cruelty. “PETA seems to have missed the single biggest theme of the Pokémon series: that Pokémon should be treated humanely and live as our equals,” said David Ewalt of Forbes . “The games are loaded with an endless
stream of characters who go on and on about true friendship between man and Pokémon.” Exactly. What part of “you’re my best friend in a world we must defend” did you not get? “Pokémon” has not only promoted the idea of equality in the past, its most recently released games also focus on liberating Pokémon. So, relax PETA. I think we all know the real reason you’re lashing out is that it’s taking forever to get your Magikarp to level . Jessica Williams is a junior English and writing, rhetoric and technical communication double major. Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pie: a slice above cake In three years of writing for The Breeze, I’ve covered a lot of divisive issues: health care, taxes, war, the economy and so on. But with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I want to write about something much more important than all of that: why pie is better than cake. The difference between pie and cake is the difference between someone who has a great personality and someone who’s just hot. Pie can be tough and crusty on the outside, perhaps a little plain looking, but inside it’s full of sweetness. The more you get to know pie, the more you like pie. On the other hand, cake is always dressed up to catch your eye, but is usually a disappointment underneath the outfit. Try spending less time on your appearance and more time cultivating your personality, cake. Be rich on the inside. Cake will do anything to make you want it, even writing messages across itself. It shows up at every party and loiters around every grocery store, trying to get picked up by as many people as possible. Pie doesn’t need to throw itself at you. Pie knows that once its scent drifts in your direction, you’ll come to it. The worst part is, cake will even stoop to trickery to expand its brand. Upon close investigation, you’ll find that one of the best cakes in the world — cheesecake — is actually a pie. This perversion of nomenclature should not be tolerated. I know “cheesepie” sounds weird, but phonetics shouldn’t be reason enough to conflate pie with cake.
Especially not in the case of one as good as “cheesepie.” The reason we love cake is that we associate it with happy occasions. Big Cake has deviously monopolized the birthday party market to the exclusion of other delicious desserts. Cake during the day signifies a break from work, but if you think about, so does a water cooler. Is a water cooler better than pie? Of course not. Cake at night usually means a time of celebration, but so does a Hallmark card. Is a Hallmark card better than pie? Of course not. Cake is so commonly found in schools and work environments precisely because of its inferiority to pie. You would never carelessly give away a good pie like you would a cake. A good pie is for close friends. A cake? The coworkers can have half of that, because we’re all sick of it after two slices anyway. If these arguments don’t convince you of pie’s superiority, you should keep rereading them until they do. You are so wrong and desperately in need of correction, and I am trying to help you. Once you have achieved enlightenment by accepting pie into your life, know that being aware is not enough. Every cake that is made wastes both time and ingredients that should have been invested in pies. Can you live in that world? We need activists and preachers for pie. Pie is too bashful to promote itself. Walking across campus, I have political, religious and academic literature handed to me every day, but never have I received a pamphlet about the greatness of pie. If we don’t spread the word, some poor souls may never hear it. After all pie has given to us, we owe it more than that. Lucas Wachob is a senior public policy and administration major. Contact Lucas at email@example.com.
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us badly. If we can get four wins together we’ll be dangerous in the CAA.” JMU has four remaining conference opponents before the Colonial Athletic Association tournament and will visit George Mason next weekend as it continues its stretch run. The Dukes’ previous game at GMU ended in an overmatched 3-0 defeat. This time, the Dukes aren’t underestimating the Patriots. “[We’ll win] if we can keep that high energy, high intensity the whole 90 minutes,” Fouhy said. “We play 30 minutes well, then 20 minutes off, then 30 minutes well. If we can get a 90 minute performance, we’ll be much, much better.” This inconsistency hurt the team against Delaware, and it wants to put together a more complete performance moving forward. “Mason is one of the best teams this year,” said senior forward/midfielder Paul Wyatt. “They didn’t start off the conference so well, but we know they’re going to be a really strong opponent and it didn’t go well the last time we went there.” The game is scheduled to b e gin at 7 p.m. in Fair fax .
This was the first overtime game he has played during his career at JMU. He’s optimistic after coming away with two clutch wins in back-to-back weeks. “Like [Matthews] said last week, that’s what championship teams are made of,” Thorpe said. “We’re battle tested, I can say that much.” After Thorpe connected with redshirt junior wide receiver Arlandis Harvey for the Dukes’ first touchdown of the game, JMU tied the game. On fourth and short on the William & Mary 41-yard line, Thorpe took the snap but punted the ball. JMU downed the ball inside the 1-yard line, and following a quick three and out, sophomore defensive end Sage Harold blocked the kick and redshirt junior wide receiver Renard Robinson recovered the ball, returning it 6 yards to the William & Mary 7-yard line. Dae’Quan Scott punched the ball in immediately after the block to tie the game. “I would say we were dominant in the second half when it counted,” said redshirt junior linebacker Stephon Robertson. Harvey had a career day, as he caught a personal-best six receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown. Before this game, he had two touchdowns for 22 yards and no touchdowns for the season. Arlandis is “probably the best route runner on the team,”Thorpe said. “He ran sharp routes today and found gaps in the defense and throttled down so that I could get him the ball.” The win vaults JMU, now 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the CAA, into first place in the CAA standings, as Villanova defeated the previous leader, Old Dominion, 38-14 on Saturday. The Dukes also came into the game ranked fourth and fifth in the Sports Network and coaches polls respectively. But every team in front of them in both polls lost Saturday, opening up the possibility that the Dukes will become the top-ranked team when the FCS national rankings come out Monday. Despite the ranking implications Saturday offered, JMU players remain focused solely on the next game. “That’s the last thing on my mind right now,” Robertson said. “We’re just trying to win games.” The Dukes will travel to play the University of Richmond this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Spiders are 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the CAA after losing to the University of New Hampshire on Sept. 13. They also lost their starting quarterback, redshirt senior John Laub, in the game to an ankle injury. The Spiders have the second-best ranked pass offense in the CAA, averaging 276 yards per game to go with 11 total touchdowns this season. The Dukes, meanwhile, have the second-best total defense in the CAA, giving up 309.2 yards per game and a conference-low 12 touchdowns.
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Despite plenty of second-half chances yesterday, JMU settles for a tie with Delaware
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Freshman midfielder Tom Fouhy slides to maintain favorable possession of the ball. Fouhy scored the Dukes’ only goal of the game after redirecting a corner kick from redshirt senior midfielder Christian McLaughlin. JMU finished with 17 shots, 13 of which came in the second half and overtime. By Gavin Holdgreiwe contributing writer
Four shots in overtime weren’t enough for JMU to close out Delaware yesterday. The men’s soccer team had to settle for a tie in a matchup against the Blue Hens, 1-1, despite dominating most of the game. “We played well enough to win the match but soccer’s a funny game,” head coach Tom Martin said. “Sometimes you can have better chances but end up tying.” The Dukes had numerous opportunities after an uneventful start to the match. JMU created nine shots in the second half and then two more in each overtime period. Close calls in the box could have easily materialized into four or five more. The lone goal came off one of the Dukes’ nine second half corner kicks. Redshirt senior midfielder Christian McLaughlin crossed the ball to freshman midfielder Tom Foughy, who found the back of the net. “The ball just came over the top,” Fouhy said. “I was lucky enough to just get my head on it. Any goal I’ll take.” JMU seemed to be in control of the game, keeping its energy up throughout most of the second half. With 15 minutes left in regulation, Delaware defender Mark Garrity
managed to find the inside of the right post. After trading shots back and forth, the game went into overtime. In overtime,Sophomore forward Boyd Reid was the star. Reid brought intensity in overtime and always seemed to have the ball close to the goal. “Boyd Reid came in off the bench and had a very good game for us,” Martin said. “I think it was his best game of the season. He created some opportunities, worked real hard up top. Boyd was a great bright spot on the day.” Despite Boyd’s energy and great play, JMU wasn’t able to convert because of a combination of simply missed chances and several athletic defensive plays by Delaware goalkeeper Jay Lupas. “The keeper made some great saves,” Reid said. “I really feel like we deserved those three points, but sometimes you’re just unlucky.” The Dukes were hoping to come out with a win today and improve their conference standing, but they settled for a tie heading into the tail end of conference play. Although the result wasn’t what it wanted, the team is still confident heading forward. “Every game I feel confident with this team,” Fouhy said. “I feel no one has beaten
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Bare Naked Ladies is pitching its bid to become an official organization tomorrow. Members — about 20 so far — plan to hold meetings, reach out to local nutritionists and host a fashion show celebrating natural beauty.
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Junior Jessica Crump developed anorexia when an ex-boyfriend told her she needed to drop weight, often buying her clothes a size too small. “It caused me to lose almost 50 pounds,” said Crump, a psychology and media arts and design double major. “I was emaciated and I thought I was beautiful. I still fight that.” Last semester, Samantha Summerford, a junior hospitality major, was motivated to start Bare Naked Ladies, an organization for women, like Crump, who have gone through similar struggles. Crump is also
a member. The group promotes a healthy, natural body image and awareness of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. The American College Health Association reported in 2010 that in a survey of 95,712 college students, 44 percent of women and 27 percent of men are dieting to lose weight. JMU’s high female-to-male ratio will help spark interest in Bare Naked Ladies, Crump explained. “To have an organization that’s going to reach out to 60 percent of the campus to try to make them feel beautiful will help us out for sure,” Crump said. While Bare Naked Ladies is still in the process
of becoming an official organization, Summerford has already received about 15 emails in the past two weeks from girls interested in joining the club. “It makes me feel like I’m doing something positive for the campus,” Summerford said. Summerford has been looking into movements like the Dove beauty campaign for ideas on promoting happiness and healthiness. She said her main goal is to host a natural beauty fashion show by the end of the school year. She hopes the fashion show will be on campus, possibly at the Convocation Center. It would highlight simple, yet elegant clothes and minisee Bare, page 9
Mission accomplished with ‘Argo’
Ben Affleck proves directing talent again in political drama about rescue of U.S. diplomats during Iran Hostage Crisis By Jenny Claire Knight The Breeze
There have been many movies done about the CIA, but with “Argo,” it’s the CIA that’s making the movie. It’s 1979 during the Iranian Revolution. The United States embassy in Iran has been overtaken, but six American embassy employees escaped.
‘R’ 120 min. Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
In the U.S., CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a plan to get the six Americans out of Iran: to make a movie. In his plan, the CIA would fund a production company, get a script and find big Hollywood names to sign on. If the true identities of the embassy workers — acting as the movie crew — are revealed, they’ll be killed. With “Argo,” Affleck continues his directorial winning streak, seen in “The Town” and “Gone Baby Gone.” He’s able to recreate a gripping
portrait of the Iran Hostage Crisis. It’s a political drama, but with Affleck’s direction, “Argo” is also a thriller that’s more heart-racing than any horror film released this year. He masterfully switches point-of-views, from the Iranians, to the Americans, to Mendez and the CIA. You get the sense that the six Americans are alone and that the U.S. is racing against the clock to get them out of Iran. But for as much drama the film has, there’s just as much comedy. Alan Arkin and John Goodman stand out, providing humor as a movie producer and a makeup artist, respectively. Arkin delivers the best lines in the film: ‘’If I’m doing a fake movie, it’s going to be a fake hit!’’ The last third of the film is the most impressive part. The group has finally made it to the airport but must get through checkpoints where their fake identities could be exposed. Affleck uses his ability to switch perspectives at a lightning-fast pace to build tension at each checkpoint. It switches back and forth between the group, desperately trying to prove they’re a film crew and the Iranian airport guards slowly going through their paperwork, all while
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John Goodmann (left) and Ben Affleck play John Chambers and Tony Mendez in “Argo.” Affleck directed and stars in the film.
hearing the airport announcer saying the group’s flight is about to start boarding. Although Affleck’s directing skills are spot on, his performance as an actor leaves something to be desired. Affleck is too restrained. With the film’s stakes being life and death,
you wish he would show more emotion. For someone the CIA relies on, Affleck doesn’t make Mendez particularly interesting or look like a leader. Despite these minor setbacks, the film manages to deliver a thrilling story of actual events.
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mal or no makeup. Club members also want to sell T-shirts and bracelets to raise money for the show. During meetings, women will be encouraged to share personal stories about struggling with and overcoming body image and eating disorders. Some meetings will feature Varner House resources and local nutritionists to explain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. “We want to do a kind of truth circle, maybe pull a name
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out of a hat and say positive things about someone,” Summerford said. “Every woman is really unique, and we want them to grasp that and own it.” While Bare Naked Ladies is meant to be a club just for women, Emilie Coker, a junior hospitality major, said she wouldn’t be opposed to men attending meetings. “Guys’ body image would give a different perspective,” Coker said. “It would bring a lot of new ideas and views to the table.” Tomorrow, Summerford will have about minutes
to present the organization’s goals to the Office of Student Activities and Involvement in hopes of becoming an official campus organization. If approved, the club will be made up of an executive board and general members. About women have already committed to being members. “This is our final step in the recognition process,” Summerford said. “It’s basically make-or-break time.” CONTACT Alicia Hesse at email@example.com.
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