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Five Japanese wisteria trees were planted in the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum to commemorate senior Emily Smallman’s life.
After death of a senior, family and friends gather to remember her life at ceremony in Arboretum By KALEIGH SOMERS The Breeze
On Saturday morning, about friends and family members of senior Emily Smallman huddled under a wooden arbor in the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum to remember the young woman who brought them all together. Taking turns, they shoveled soil onto five Japanese wisteria trees planted at the corners of the arbor to commemorate Emily’s life. The trees will wind around the arbor as they grow and should flower for the first time next semester. “They tell me in the spring, we’ll have purple flowers,” said Sarah Looney, Emily’s
freshman year roommate. “Purple for JMU.” Emily committed suicide on July , . She began her freshman year at JMU in and would have graduated with a Master’s degree in education in May . Her father, Ron Smallman, explained that she had a year’s worth of credits before coming to JMU. “She had a joy and a love and a passion for teaching,” Ron said. Looney, a senior Spanish major, and Paul Jones, Emily’s close friend from high school, came together to organize a fundraiser shortly after the funeral. “I was like, ‘You know what? We need to do something positive for Emily,’ ” said Jones, a senior media arts and design major. “Making this a good memory and not a bad memory,
because that was my original intent.” Jones said the idea transpired when Mark Warner, senior vice president of Student Affairs and University Planning, came to Emily’s viewing the day before her funeral. Jones later emailed Warner, saying he wanted to do something special for her. That’s how Jones found out about the option to donate a tree, bench or scholarship in Emily’s honor. Warner put him in contact with Sheila Smith, the director of the Office of Annual Giving. Ultimately, Looney said they opted for the tree because they wanted to do something sooner, rather than later. Looney studied abroad in Spain during the fall semester, so Jones did most of
the initial fundraising, setting up a Facebook group and a donation page through the Office of Annual Giving’s website. Looney said they were able to raise $,, which went toward the trees and maintenance of them. Emily’s family, along with about other friends, donated. Before the planting began, Ron addressed all the attendees to thank them for commemorating his daughter’s life. “I just want to thank everyone, as Emily’s father, for taking the time to coordinate your efforts,” Ron said. “It’s been the most difficult year we’ve been through. Our family’s even bigger now, thanks to you guys.”
Dukes put out Liberty Flames
Last-second field goal clinches 27-24 victory over highly touted non-conference opponent Liberty By DAVID BARTON The Breeze
We have seen the bad and the ugly from JMU’s offense this year, and finally, we got to see the good Saturday night in Lynchburg. In only the fourth field goal attempt of his JMU career, redshirt junior Cameron Starke, a West Virginia University transfer kicker, booted a -yard field goal in the last second to defeat the Liberty University Flames -, snapping their nine-home-game-winning streak. “It was a great kick by Cameron,” said head coach Mickey Matthews. “It was straight down the middle and it would have been good from yards.” The Dukes put on their best performance of the season but are still visibly flawed.Their night included porous defense, a balanced running and passing attack and numerous penalties. “We are a much better offensive team than we were two weeks ago,” Matthews said. “When you put up that many points against a defense as good as they are, I think that’s pretty good.” The JMU defense continued its struggles in adjusting to the new - scheme implemented to better protect against the run. While they allowed only rushing yards, Flames quarterback Mike Brown was able to pass for yards and two touchdowns. It was the second time this year that an opposing quarterback has efficiently picked apart the JMU defense for a -yard-plus game. In , the Dukes were ranked second in the Colonial Athletic Association in defense and gave up a school record-low touchdowns for the entire season. The pass defense has taken a step back this season, though the run defense has improved. “One thing we never do in the close games is we never get to
finish,” said Stephon Robertson, redshirt sophomore linebacker. “Overall our defense is coming along. We have depth, even though most people don’t think we do. Without them, we couldn’t have won this game.” The Dukes’ offense clicked for the first time this season, as they were able to both pass and run consistently. There were three players that carried the day for JMU. Redshirt junior quarterback Justin Thorpe passed for yards and was able to anchor the Dukes on three touchdown drives of seven plays or more. He also looked more comfortable in the pocket than he did in the first two games by waiting patiently for a receiver to open up, instead of scampering too early. Redshirt senior Kerby Long led the Dukes’ receiving corps by catching six passes for yards, including a -yard pass that was key in setting up the Dukes’ lastsecond field goal. But the star of the evening was redshirt sophomore Dae’Quan Scott. The starting tailback scored three touchdowns and rushed for yards. He not only made tacklers miss with his elusive running style, but was also able to gain extra yards by plowing his -foot-, -pound frame into defenders and churning his legs. “We moved the ball and we didn’t have any turnovers,” Scott said. “That wasn’t our best game, but we can always get better.” The game was rife with penalties, as there was a total of for an accumulated loss of yards. While the game was contentious, including two roughing the passer penalties and a personal foul on the Dukes, JMU had eight penalties to the Flames’ . Penalties were a major problem for the Dukes last year, losing an average of yards a game; opponents lost only see FOOTBALL, page B3
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TOP Quarterback Justin Thorpe sheds a tackle at JMU’s game versus Liberty Saturday. BOTTOM Redshirt junior kicker Cameron Starke scores the gamewinning 40-yard field goal before a crowd of 18,878 at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.
OPINION Free students
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SPORTS Classic meltdown
JMU loses two of three matches at JMU Classic.
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Football player’s charge amended A former JMU football player accused of assaulting three victims and hospitalizing one had his charges amended on Friday morning. Jonathan Chad Williams, , of Ridgeway, Va., had his charge of felony malicious wounding by mob amended to felony malicious wounding in court after three others allegedly involved in the same assault last November had their charges dropped. Anthony I. Rose, ; Peter O. Rose, ; and Jonathan L. Rose, , all of Amherst, Va., were charged with felony malicious wounding by mob in relation to the assault that hospitalized one of three victims, police spokeswoman Mary-Hope Vass said last November. They had their charges dismissed in Rockingham County Circuit Court Sept. by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Cris- Jonathan Chad t a b e l O p p , Williams, 22, had who declined his charge of felony to comment malicious wounding on a reason for by mob changed to the decision felony malicious because Wil- wounding in court liams’ case is Friday. ongoing. Williams’ defense attorney, Bruce Albertson, also requested that Judge T.J. Wilson consider individual jury selection should potential jurors show bias toward the case, which he said had been heavily featured in the Daily News-Record and The Breeze. “I do think it would be appropriate to switch a sequestered panel should people have read the newspaper,” Albertson said in Rockingham County Circuit Court Friday. Wilson said he would accomodate Albertson if necessary. Williams’s one-day trial is scheduled for Nov. . Williams remains free on bond. — staff report
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your friends are looking for your peacemaking skills. Your balanced view and strong sense make a difference now, especially at work. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Explore new ways of creative expression. Avoiding trouble could cost you rewarding experiences as well. Go ahead and risk failure. You’ll never know if you don’t try.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Follow love but not necessarily romance. Professional passions call to you. Your path may not be clear, but take slow steps forward anyway. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Home replenishes. Make household improvements that feed your spirit. Exercise your blood flow and express your love. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Play isn’t just for children. It’s a great way to learn, and there’s education happening today, especially when you least expect it.
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will propose that people earning more than $ million a year pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class earners to help reduce the soaring budget deficit, according to administration officials. Obama will call the plan the “Buffett Rule” after billionaire investor Warren E. Buffett, a supporter of his who recently called the tax system unfair, noting that it lets him pay a lower rate than his secretary. The plan would replace the complicated alternative minimum tax, which was enacted decades ago to ensure that the wealthy paid at least some income taxes, according to the officials, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Obama’s proposal, to be unveiled today, is likely to face strong opposition from congressional Republicans and could resonate throughout the presidential election. Republicans have vowed not to raise taxes even on the wealthy, arguing that the struggling economy cannot recover if Washington takes more money from people they have dubbed “job creators.” Republican leaders already have balked at the president’s suggestion to help pay for his proposed $-billion jobs package by closing some loopholes and eliminating deductions for some industries as well as for families earning more than $, a year. But the White House
appears to be calculating that the GOP will have a more difficult time standing up for millionaires as the nation struggles with a huge budget deficit. Obama has cited Buffett’s example as an illustration of what’s wrong with the tax code and the need for the wealthy to do more to help close the deficit. “Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary — an outrage he has asked us to fix,” Obama said this month in his nationally televised address to a joint session of Congress. “We need a tax code where everyone gets a fair shake and where everybody pays their fair share.”
“We need a tax code where everyone gets a fair shake and where everybody pays their fair share.” Barack Obama
While unveiling his jobs package in that speech, Obama promised to announce deficit-cutting measures on Monday. His proposals would go to a special congressional committee charged with finding deep budget cuts by Thanksgiving. House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, said last week that tax increases were “not a viable option” for the deficit-reduction committee. “It’s a very simple equation. Tax increases destroy jobs,” Boehner said. About , income tax returns with at least $ million in adjusted gross income were filed in , according to the IRS. The median income in the U.S. that year was about $,. Polls have shown that the public supports raising taxes
on higher-income Americans. For example, a CBS News/New York Times survey in August found that percent of respondents favored increasing taxes on households earning more than $, a year to help close the budget deficit. Despite that support, Obama backed down in December from his campaign promise to let the George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire for those earning more than $, a year. In the face of strong Republican opposition and out of concern that failure to strike a deal would cause taxes on all earners to go up when the cuts expired at the end of the year, he agreed to extend the tax breaks until the end of . Details were sketchy about the latest White House proposal, which was first reported by The New York Times. Administration officials did not say what the minimum rate would be for those earning more than $ million a year, how a middle-class income would be defined, nor how much revenue the plan would produce. The relative bargain for the wealthy comes partly as a result of tax breaks available to them, such as a lower rate on capital gains. “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress,” Buffett, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, wrote in an August opinion article in The New York Times. “It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.” Buffett said his federal tax rate was . percent, lower than any of the people in his office. Their tax rates averaged percent. Obama’s proposal is similar to one floated late last year by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., who wanted to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire only for those earning $ million or more.”
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Battle in Libya for Gadhafi’s hometown of Surt sees heavy fighting Los Angeles Times
TRIPOLI, Libya — Heavy fighting was reported Saturday in the battle for Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown, while a military spokesman for Libya’s new government conceded that it has no idea where the former leader is hiding. Fighters allied with the new government pushed farther into Surt, along Libya’s central Mediterranean coast,
New ‘super PAC’ raising $55 million for Rick Perry McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the GOP presidential front-runner, may be leading the pack in the money game as well, as a new “super PAC” supporting him gears up to raise $ million or more — a potential game changer for the race. The new pro-Perry political action committee, Make Us Great Again, is one of the emerging “super PACs” that started springing up after last
but again met stiff resistance from well-armed loyalists ensconced in the pro-Gadhafi bastion. The military command in nearby Misrata said that at least of its fighters had been killed in Surt, while at least had been wounded, with many suffering injuries from loyalist mortar rounds or Grad missiles. There was no word on the dead and injured among civilians and pro-Gadhafi forces. The bloody battles for Surt and other loyalist strongholds have raised fears of a possible long-term insurgency in Libya. From hiding, Gadhafi has called on his followers to fight to the death. Col. Ahmed Omar Bani, the transitional government’s chief military spokesman,
told reporters in Tripoli that authorities had no “certain information” about the whereabouts of Gadhafi. Libya’s longtime ruler is believed to have fled the capital when it fell to the rebels last month. In another besieged proGadhafi town, Bani Walid, fighters loyal to the new government looked to regroup Saturday after being routed Friday in their latest frontal assault on the heavily defended bastion southeast of Tripoli. Pro-Gadhafi forces have maintained control of three cities and a loose corridor of territory running from Surt through Libya’s immense hinterlands down to the southern desert town of Sabha, the other major Libyan town in the hands of Gadhafi loyalists.
Sabha is a Saharan crossroads on the way to neighboring Niger, the West African nation that has been a favored destination of escaping Gadhafi confidants. Saadi Gadhafi, a son of the ex-leader, is among those who have sought refuge there. There has been little confirmed news from isolated Sabha, but spokesman Bani said Saturday that the town has seen “furious fighting” in recent days. Sabha is now “on course to liberation,” he declared. The military situation in Libya should improve “within a few days,” predicted Bani, who added, “I assure you that it will not take long before the full liberation of Libya.” He gave no specific reason for his optimism.
The inevitably upbeat predictions from both sides have often proved erroneous during Libya’s more than six-month-long civil conflict. The fighting has cost at least , lives, the provisional government says. On Saturday, a spokesman for Gadhafi told Reuters news agency that NATO bombs had struck a residential building and a hotel in Surt, killing civilians. An alliance spokesman, Col. Roland Lavoie, cast doubts on the allegation, which was impossible to corroborate independently. Allegations of civilian casualties from North Atlantic Treaty Organization strikes have been “systematically revealed to be unfounded or inconclusive,” Lavoie said in a statement.
year’s groundbreaking Supreme Court ruling in Citizen’s United v. FEC, which allowed unlimited cash from individuals and corporations for PACs that are separate from a candidate’s campaign. “These are new vehicles for vast sums of money,” said Bill Miller, an Austin, Texas, political consultant to Republicans and Democrats who is not affiliated with Perry. “It’s a new day in campaign finance. They’re going to play an incredible role.” The Make Us Great Again PAC promises to set a new pace, flooding Iowa and other early voting states with ads. “Super PACs can make or break a presidential candidate,” said Virginia-based GOP consultant Tom Edmonds. “The incredible amount of money
they can raise and spend has incredible influence.”
is going very well and there’s a lot of enthusiasm for Governor Perry,” he said. Mark McKinnon, a Texas consultant who worked with former President George W. Bush, said, “It ain’t chump change. And I suspect every penny will be used to attack Romney.” Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is Perry’s closest rival. The committees by law may not coordinate with a candidate’s campaign. But the Perry super PAC has some built-in radar: It’s led by Austin lobbyist Mike Toomey, a former Perry chief of staff, who is in tune with his former boss’s thinking. Toomey recently got some national attention in the GOP debate for his role representing Merck, the maker of the
Gardasil vaccine for human papillomavirus that Perry ordered all Texas young girls to be inoculated with. The Texas legislature overruled Perry’s order. The super PAC for Perry is likely to amplify charges that the Texas governor is too close to moneyed interests as part of Austin’s pay-to-play political culture, where lucrative government contracts often are awarded to those who’ve made big campaign contributions. Perry himself became a millionaire while serving in relatively low-paying government posts over the past years by making lucrative investments that benefited from his connections to special interests with business before the state government.
“These are new vehicles for vast sums of money. It’s a new day in campaign finance.” Bill Miller
A pro-Perry PAC spokesman, Jason Miller, confirmed that “an early planning document” had set the $ million figure, first reported by NBC News, but he declined to release any updated amount. “Fundraising
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Serving it local and green
Green initiatives save dining halls 3,000 gallons of water a day, turn cooking oils into fuel, give meals to charity
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JMU Dining Services has been using sustainable practices since 2000, starting with the annual recyclable mugs giveaway and design contest open to students and decided by popular vote. By Rachel Matt contributing writer
Following the green trend, JMU Dinin g Services is slimming down its waste by donating leftovers to the local Salvation Army, using biodegradable to-go containers and composting waste. Dining Services uses the Environmental Protection Agency’s food waste recovery hierarchy chart as a guide, according to Angela Ritchie, the marketing director for Dining Services. The chart depicts the most sustainable and preferable ways to reduce food waste, including using landfills and feeding the hungry. The chart “helps us prioritize our efforts,” Ritchie said. “It emphasizes practices that provide the greatest
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JMU recognized for free speech
JMU is now one of the 15 universities in the nation to have received the “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the highest rating possible. It was given after JMU rewrote many of its speech codes, according to FIRE’s website. The College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia are the only two other universities in Virginia to have green light ratings. George Mason University has a red-light rating, the lowest, and Virginia Tech has a yellow-light rating.
EMU dorm receives LEED-gold certification
Cedarwood Hall on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University is the first in Virginia to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold rating, the U.S. Green Building Council’s second highest standard for sustainable engineering. The building features natural lighting, a bike shed with a “green” landscaped roof, native landscaping around the building and low-flow water fixtures, according to WHSV. Wayland Hall, which opened in August for freshmen, is seeking LEED-platinum, the highest form of certification from the Green Building Council. RICHMOND
College newspapers sue to advertise alcohol
The Supreme Court of Virginia heard arguments on Wednesday about the issue of advertising alcohol in college newspapers, according to NBC 29. College newspapers are currently not allowed to advertise anything related to alcohol and in 2006 The Cavalier Daily, from the University of Virginia, and The Collegiate Times, from Virginia Tech, sued. Now both newspapers are arguing whether the state’s definition of college newspapers applies to publications with over 50 percent of readers 21 years or older, NBC 29 reports.
ecological, economic and social benefits, with disposal as the last option.” One of the newest initiatives is the Harvest Program, which donates leftover food from dining halls to the local Salvation Army. From March to June, Dining Services donated about 3,000 pounds of food, according to Ritchie. Donations after June stopped because the amount of food prepared dropped with most students at home over the summer. JMU removed trays from dining in 2008, a practice also done by the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech. JMU saves approximately 3,000 gallons of water each day, according to Ritchie, which is the equivalent of 120 people taking a
10-minute shower. Mrs. Greens, Let’s Go! and Quizno’s, among others use recyclable to-go containers. Unlike petroleum-based plastic, these containers are a renewable source because the containers are made from recycled paper, Ritchie said. The plastic containers were nonrenewable because plastics are made from fossil fuels that took millions of years to produce. D-Hall, E-Hall and Festival all participate in composting programs, according to Ritchie, to produce mulch for campus-wide landscaping. Dining Services composts items such as fruit rinds and skins, rotten produce and leftover meatless meals. “Potomac Environmental, Inc. picks up around five tons of post
consumer waste from E-Hall each week and two to three tons from D-Hall,” Ritchie said. “It is then composted into mulch, much of which is used right here on JMU’s campus.” Dining Services is reducing the need for non-renewable fossil fuels by donating its used vegetable oil to Greenlight Biofuels, a local fuel provider that filters it into biodiesel, Ritchie said. She said consumers can purchase the biodiesel to power their cars or heat their homes. Last year, JMU produced almost 4,000 gallons of biodiesel, according to Ritchie. Two new Burger Studios opened this semester at Festival and Market One, according to Ritchie. The stations “are both built from recycled and sustainably sourced materials,
use energy-efficient equipment and lighting, minimal packaging and organic cotton uniforms,” Ritchie said. They use motion-sensor lighting, kitchen hoods with optical sensors to slow down fan use during idle cooking periods, water-saving devices and management training programs to make sure each location is running efficiently. But many sustainable options, some students don’t know about these initiatives. “If Dining Services advertised its programs more, I would definitely care. I just don’t really know what they’re doing,” said freshman accounting major Dan Hostetter. Jessica Simpson, a sophomore see DINING, page A4
Guns stay off campus despite legal opinion By Elizabeth Dsurney contributing writer
University officials are in the process of determining whether a new legal opinion by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli would let students carry guns on campus. JMU’s current policy prohibits any faculty, students or visitors from carrying a weapon, concealed or otherwise, on campus. “[We’re] reviewing the attorney general’s opinion and how it may or may not impact our current weapons policy,” university spokesman Don Egle said. “Then, once that review has concluded, we will be able to determine the actions necessary, but that will happen after our review is complete.” The review will be completed sometime this semester, but there is no certain date, Egle said. Cuccinelli’s opinion was in response to a University of Virginia policy that prohibited people from possessing a gun on campus without permission from the U. Va.’s chief of police. “Because the university adopted a policy rather than a regulation, it has not ‘otherwise prohibited by law’ persons with a concealed carry permit from possessing a handgun,” Cuccinelli said in his opinion. “The policies may not be used to prohibit persons
>> Visit BREEZEJMU.ORG for a Quadtalk video about students’ opinions on concealed carry. with such a permit from carrying a concealed firearm.” Cuccinelli said U.Va. could not prohibit people from openly carrying weapons, but because it had a policy, which was enforced by the university. A regulation, by contrast, is given the force of law through registration with the state government through the Virginia Register Act, which gives it the legal strength of a law. George Mason University’s regulation banning guns in campus buildings and during university events was upheld last January by the Supreme Court of Virginia, according to Inside HigherEd, a website for university news. Gerald Bradner, a senior justice studies major, is the president of the JMU chapter of Students For Concealed Carry. “We believe that just because you cross onto a campus doesn’t mean you are any safer than you are anywhere else,” Bradner said. “The Second Amendment rights that citizens enjoy everywhere else, we should be able to enjoy on campus, too.” A concealed carry permit is a document to carry a weapon that is kept
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hidden by the owner. In Virginia, a citizen must be 21 years or older and display competence to use a handgun, according to the Virginia State Police website. Political science professor HakSeon Lee said people wouldn’t be any safer if people with permits were able to carry concealed weapons on campus. “Guns should only be used by trained professionals,” Lee said. “Not all users are getting training. I mean you can go out to Wal-Mart and buy guns.” Robert Eells, a student at Temple University and advocate for concealed carry, was shot in his stomach in an attempted robbery. One of his attempted robbers shot him in the stomach, but Eells shot back and hit
the robber in the leg and torso. Eells said the experience didn’t change his views on concealed carry. “As long as they are responsible and mature, concealed carry on campus shouldn’t cause a problem,” Eells said. Freshman Andrea Gonzalez said she would be concerned about campus safety if guns were allowed. “It could turn bad in a conflict or a fight within the university,” said Gonzalez, a nursing major. “If two people got in a fight, one may take out a gun and the other may take one out also and shoot.” In Virginia, the only college campus that allows students to carry guns is Blue Ridge Community College. Contact Elizabeth Dsurney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students start new nutrition line
By Sean Byrne contributing writer
While most students spend time learning the princples of managing a business, Eric Kuhn, a 2011 business graduate, and Joe Walton, a senior business major, have been running their own store for more than seven months. Kuhn, Walton and Kuhn’s brother Adam, a senior business major, are gearing up to launch a new product
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line for ACS Nutrition, the nutrition store at 593C University Boulevard they bought last semester. The line, a series of supplements
designed by the three of them, should launch later this fall. Kuhn said they worked with a manufacturer to design products including protein and pre-workout supplements, powders and pills for them to sell to other businesses. “Each product has its own blend of unique ingredients, so we looked at existing products and just tweaked the formula a little bit to fit our needs and got the manufacturer to make it,” Kuhn said.
The partners hope other nutrition stores in the region will sell the products, increasing their revenue and increasing the store’s popularity. Along with this, the owners have learned how to market to the JMU community, especially since the three-way ownership began in the middle of a dwindling economy. “It actually kind of helps us because we are much more cheaper see ACS, page A4
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than GNC,” Kuhn said. “In a downed economy, it makes shoppers more conscientious so it draws customers in our direction.” Since the downturn, the store, which has been open since last February, has relied heavily on the JMU population. “We advertise through the Port & Main, the Campus Special, and we are in UREC a whole lot,” Walton said. “The majority of our clientele comes from the JMU population. We like that ’cause we have a connection to JMU.” To draw more students, the store offers students a 5 percent discount, Walton said. The deal began in August and runs to the end of this month. He said he’s always looking for students to provide feedback on the products. “We accept their input, try to get the products they want and we sell it cheap to them,” Walton said. Another part of Kuhn’s plan is to start accepting FLEX within the next month. Freshman Donny Al-Karagholi said he tries to keep up a healthy regimen of working out, eating right and taking protein supplements to gain extra muscle mass. “I would love to use my JACard and get them at a cheaper price, compared to GNC which is completely overpriced,” said Al-Karagholi, a health sciences major. “GNC is a national cooperation so they are in it mainly for the profit.” Al-Karagholi said he has yet to visit the store but plans to visit next time time he replenishes his vitamins and protein supplements. Sophomore Adam Bush, on the other hand, said he’s more resistant to trying a new store. “When I buy stuff, I want to be assured that I am getting a trusted product with quality assurance,” said Bush, a geography major. “It’s a personal security-type of thing.” Walton said he will continue to run the store when he graduates in May, while Kuhn will take another job in Northern Virginia. contact Sean Byrne at email@example.com.
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The small metal plaque next to the arbor serves as a miniature memorial to senior Emily Smallman. In the spring, the flowers around the plaque will turn purple. laura weeks / contributing photographer
Eric Kuhn, a 2011 business graduate, purchased ACS Nutrition on Jan. 29. He and his co-owners, brother Adam and senior business major Joe Walton, are launching the new product line they designed later this fall.
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physics major, said she appreciates Dining Services’ desire to go green, but it doesn’t mean she’ll go out of her way to eat at certain dining halls on campus. “Being sustainable is really important to me, but it absolutely doesn’t affect my dining choices,” Simpson said.
Ritchie said Dining Services has added a computer screen that lets users view the electricity usage of dining halls and residence halls on campus. She hopes to add dashboards to other locations on campus in the near future. Contact Rachel Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jones said classes and assignments came easily for Emily, who often excelled at whatever she took on. “She would start her papers at 1 o’clock in the morning, hadn’t done anything for it, cranked it out that night, handed it in at 9 o’clock in the morning,” Looney said with a laugh. She said Emily would get the highest grade in the class and the professor would fawn over the quality of work. Looney would be astounded. More importantly, though, Jones said Emily was economical with words.
“Whenever she said something to you, it would mean something,” Jones said. “It would resonate.” Looney and Jones hope to return to the arboretum before graduating in May to see the trees’ growth and the purple flowers promised by Mahon. Beside the arbor, along with the trees, is a small metal plaque dedicated in Emily’s honor. Paul Jones is a photo editor at The Breeze and had no part in the editing or writing of this story. Contact Kaleigh Somers at email@example.com.
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Clarifying the issue
I would like to respond to a letter you received from Ms. Lesa Jansen, a JMU parent who was indeed towed at James Madison Square. I am one of the owners of James Madison Square and I was also the original owner of Tutti Gusti’s Pizzeria. I have a hard time believing Ms. Jansen’s story about all three of them walking to campus to get $ for a cup of coffee. Our parking lot has two large signs clearly stating your car will be towed if you park and leave the premises. It is our responsibility to accommodate our four tenants and ensure they have adequate parking for their clients. If we would allow everyone who tells us they will be right back to park their car and go to campus, our entire lot would be full of people who think they’re above our strict and clearly marked signs and policies. Ms. Jansen certainly realized that when she arrived at : a.m., as she stated. From
JMU’s free-speech advocacy should be praised
A column exploring the male and female perspectives on issues JMU students face This week: UREC
RACHEL DOZIER | The Breeze
For the most part, I’d say JMU students are a fairly attractive group of people. As long as you stay out of D-Hall, the freshman is pretty impossible, especially with the new gates forcing us to walk and the rolling hills forcing us to sweat. But one place on campus has encouraged me to stay in shape and lose weight without crash dieting. UREC’s safe, orientallooking walls have so much to offer. If you’re a lazy JMU girl who has to log hours for a health class, the lobby area
you know who you are), I have to say that the guys who come in to UREC tend to wear fewer clothes than Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl. Guys, your “cutoff ” shirts tend to cut off more than the sleeves. Some of those shirts are like miniature hammocks for your nipples. And while some girls may find that attractive, it makes my eyes feel like they have to avoid that side of the room like the plague. Girls, be wary of the freeweight room downstairs. While the second-floor workout room is our haven, downstairs always seems to be for the aforementioned guys who would probably pay to have a “workout nude permit.” Some of those guys’ arms are thicker than my body, and the idea of going down those stairs seems about as terrifying as asking Brother Micah
on a date. Apart from that one dungeon of doom, girls seem to dominate UREC. I’ve now taken almost every workout class it has to offer, and in my three-plus years I have probably seen about guys total in the classes. Maybe guys think they’re too manly, but I can guarantee they’d be sweating in their nipple hammock shirts after an hour of kickboxing. While UREC seems to be all about territory lines and boys’ versus girls’ turf, it doesn’t have to be. Be brave! Venture into that creepy downstairs weight room. Challenge your guy friend to attend a workout class. Buy those creepy guys new shirts. The possibilities are endless. Rachel Dozier is a senior media arts & design major. Contact Rachel at email@example.com.
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After a long day of attempting to recover from Friday night, my recovering smoker’s lungs managed a quarter-mile swim, the maximum I could expect after lining my stomach with pizza to soak up the alcohol. I returned to the locker room, the final step before hopping in the shower and heading home to finish an episode of “Mad Men.” My
shower-prep routine is similar to most and involves two steps. One: with a towel on, remove the trunks quickly and quietly. Two: shower. Yes, it seems like everyone in the locker room follows this unspoken rule, except for one demographic: old men. Apparently, men of a certain age never got the memo about covering up when there are others present in a clothes-changing scenario. I’m just trying to put on my clothes, but these guys make the locker room look like a congressional page party. Thanks for the help on that joke, Mark Foley. It’s probable that either these men are a product of a different era, or maybe that they are too tired to pack away the package.
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A “tonight-we-can-sleepwith-both-eyes-closed” pat to the JMU and Harrisonburg police departments. From a junior Duke who appreciates the prompt response from the men and women in blue who keep our campus and city safe.
But I’ve rejected both these answers, mostly because I believe they’re poor excuses. No, I believe it’s a sign of pride for these men. I get it, you’re really fascinated by your upright citizen. That doesn’t mean that I have to be. I believe The Police said it best when Sting sang, “Don’t stand so close to me.” And that goes for showering, also. If some other guys are already in the showers, locker room etiquette requires you partake in your scrubbing as far away from said people as possible. Consequences for breaking this unwritten rule include funny looks and the strong probability that they will tell their friends you’re weird. It’s a situation too full of irony. Think about an entire
generation of baby boomers and their predecessors enveloped in family values, but if you request that they fetter the family jewels, they’re suddenly up in arms about it. I know this won’t be a difficult topic for most people to discuss. But fear not, because I’m here to aid the meek who cannot summon the courage to address a naked man in the middle of a bustling locker room. Have faith, because there’s nothing wrong with telling that person to put on a pair of pants. You came to UREC to work out, not to see someone whip it out.
A “you-put-a-smile-onmy-face” pat to the guy singing and playing guitar in front of Wilson Hall on Wednesday morning. From a girl who really needed that to brighten up her day.
A “smooth-moves” dart to the guy hitting on me who called me insane for being tall and wearing heels. From a -foot--inch girl who has accepted her height and is not afraid to proudly wear heels, even if it makes men feel inferior.
A “what-would-yourmother-say?” dart to Dining Services for the many plates of food they put on promotional display every day and then throw out. From all the children who starved today.
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A “the-zoo-called-andthey-want-you-back” dart to the elephants living above us. From four girls who don’t understand how it’s possible to make that much noise.
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a.m. to p.m., our lot is always full; that’s why we hire a parking attendant. We have parking spaces, and our tenants pay for their units, and every space to them means a customer who patronizes their business. Ms. Jansen even said she noticed the parking attendant. So why didn’t she take one minute to explain her situation to the attendant? We have heard over the last four years every story in the world why people park their cars and go to campus. In closing, our reputation is just fine, and we will continue to tow individual cars who have the mentality that they’re the exception to the rules. If Ms. Jansen stops by, I would be happy to buy her dinner at Tutti Gusti’s and top it off with that cup of Starbucks she missed out on. I sincerely wish her daughter the very best during her years at JMU. Butch Strawderman Co-owner of James Madison Square
‘Green light’ for rights
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offers tables for you to do your homework, watch people scale the rock wall and sit in shame as those coming in to actually exercise judge you for not exerting any effort beyond lifting a pen. It’s also safe to say that girls mostly own the workout room on the second floor. If you hit that room at the wrong time, you’ll be in line behind Linda, Tracy and Sarah for workout machine No. — the one in front of the TV that plays MTV — and you can forget the machine in front of the ABC TV on a “Desperate Housewives” night. Also, from that location, you get a slightly disgusting view of that intense contraption in the middle of the room that guys hang off of, do pull-ups on and exert heavy grunts and moans from. While I have seen the occasional girl only wearing a sports bra and shorts (that’s against UREC’s dress code and
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Freedom of speech is perhaps the most widely embraced political ideal in American hist o r y . It was singled out for protection from the federal government as early as the First Amendment, extended to the states and localities by the th Amendment, and is now revered as a key characteristic that differentiates free nations from oppressive regimes. But protecting free speech isn’t simple. While it’s commonly agreed in this country that criticisms of the government, social norms or other powerful institutions must be allowed in order to promote social awareness, growth and individual dignity, we’re faced with ideas that are deeply offensive to us. This year, it’s become clear that JMU is a true believer in free speech. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a national organization, announced last Tuesday that JMU had “eliminated the last of its speech codes, earning the highest ‘green light’ rating for free speech.” FIRE studies university speech codes and gives ratings of “red light,” “yellow light” or “green light” for codes that are very restrictive of speech, somewhat restrictive and fully First Amendment compliant, respectively. JMU joins just other schools nationwide to earn the “green light” rating and is the third school to recieve it in Virginia, after the College of William & Mary and the University of Virginia. Those numbers surprised me. Only universities nationwide have free speech, despite the fact that Constitutional law says all citizens do? First, there’s an important distinction to recognize between schools. Private universities, like Liberty University or the University of Richmond, aren’t obligated
to protect free speech and may legally have restrictive speech codes for their students. Public universities, like JMU or George Mason University, are a different story. Public universities are funded by the government and typically run by the states. Because of this, all students are entitled to their First Amendment rights. In any discussion of student rights and freedoms, comparisons between private and public universities are meaningless. That explains some of it, but still, the vast majority of public universities must be clearly restricting students’ speech rights if only schools are “green lights.” Oftentimes this happens because schools have policies requiring demonstrations be registered or approved, fliers be in “good taste,” or that students may not speak or email potentially offensive comments. Between the Springfest riot and everything I’ve read scribbled in bathroom stalls on campus, I’m not surprised that universities sometimes want to restrict things. It takes a rational, patient and tolerant mind to see the bigger picture, where productive speech is silenced or cooled by policies meant only to make things more orderly. In light of this, JMU’s decision to fully protect its students’ rights is even more impressive. We should all commend JMU for removing its restrictive policies and encourage our friends at other schools to fight for their rights as well. This “green light” rating didn’t happen randomly, after all. FIRE, JMU administrators, JMU students and the Office of Judicial Affairs have all worked together, starting in October , to assess and amend JMU’s speech code. The process is now complete and our rights are fully intact — and I’m proud to be a Duke because of it. Lucas Wachob is a junior public policy & administration major. Contact Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dukes’ eight-game streak fizzles out Women’s volleyball loses to Appalachian State, Georgetown during home tournament after winning eight straight games on the road By David Halstead contributing writer
Going 1-2 over the weekend is difficult for head coach Lauren Steinbrecher and her Dukes to swallow after previously running off an eightgame win streak. JMU shut out East Tennessee State 3-0 on Friday night, but the Dukes’ volleyball team dropped matches to Georgetown and Appalachian State on Saturday. On Friday night, the Dukes (8-4) were led by two-time Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week junior Natalie Abel and all-tournament team nominee Danielle Erb. JMU knocked ETSU in three sets by scores of 25-20, 27-25, 25-17.
“I don’t care what role that puts me in. I just want to be there for my team.” Natalie Abel
junior outside hitter
Abel has been a leader for the Dukes this season and will be a key component of the team as JMU progresses into CAA competition. Despite receiving multiple accolades over the past weeks, Abel said the team’s success is her first priority. “I don’t care about anything I do on the court as long as I help my team and we win,” Abel said. “I don’t care what role that puts me in. I just want to be there for my team.” Abel, a junior outside hitter, picked
up her fourth straight double-double with 13 kills and just three errors, while Erb tacked on 11 kills with just one error in the win over ETSU. “Natalie has consistently been a stud in every facet of the game,” Steinbrecher said. “We continue to look to her to make those kinds of plays, and our younger players are getting better and better, and we are just proud of what we are doing.” The next day, the Dukes lost in five sets to Georgetown, who went 3-0 in the Classic to claim the championship and improved to 8-5 while ASU went 2-1 to bring its record to 7-6. “Georgetown took the momentum,” Steinbrecher said. “Both teams are really good and they did a lot of nice things and we couldn’t stop them. I don’t think we got complacent.” Against the Mountaineers, JMU got 12 digs, six kills and a block from senior outside hitter Holly Wall. However, ASU performed better statistically across the board leading the Dukes to ponder on what needs improvement heading forwards. “We don’t expect to be a great team right now, but we will be if we keep improving,” Wall said. “We just had to take care of the little things as a team and work on getting better.” Against Georgetown, JMU saw an early 2-0 set lead evaporate as the Hoyas fought back to win set three and eventually the match. The Dukes appeared to be in the drivers’ seat and well on the way to their ninth straight victory with a 23-22 lead and only two points away from seizing the match. Georgetown head coach Arlisa Williams called a timeout to set up a plan of action. Whatever Williams said
photos by Brandon Payne / the breeze
TOP The team gathers to generate excitement before the start of another set. The Dukes went 1-2 in tournament play this weekend at the JMU Coca Cola Classic. BOTTOM Junior outside hitter Natalie Abel rallies the ball back over the net.
worked, and the Hoyas rallied to take set three. “In the beginning we had all of the momentum and were firing on all cylinders,” Abel said. “We were playing our game and controlling our side of the court really well. We were passing nails, serving aggressive and completely had them on their heels.” Dukes host in-state rival Liberty University in a non-conference game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Squaring off against the Flames is the last tuneup for JMU before heading into CAA play next weekend with home matches against the College of William & Mary and Virginia Commonwealth
University. “We are excited to get into the CAA,” Steinbrecher said. “It’s a fun conference and I can’t wait to get in there and see what we can do.” Despite the two losses, Steinbrecher was excited for JMU to have the opportunity to hold the Coca-Cola Classic for the second year in a row. It’s a tradition she hopes continues. “It is a great opportunity to play in Harrisonburg in front of our fans and let the community get a taste of JMU volleyball,” Steinbrecher said. Contact David Halstead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aggressive defense pushes Dukes ahead
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LEFT Redshirt junior Christian McLaughlin maneuvers around Lafayette forward, junior Kyle Scharfenberg, in attempt to increase the Dukes’ lead. RIGHT Junior Paul Wyatt (left) and redshirt senior Jimmy Simpson (right) lunge to head the ball toward the goal. This was just one of 10 Dukes’ attempts to score against Lafayette’s defense, which resulted in a 1-0 win for the Dukes.
Men’s soccer keeps possession to escape with a 1-0 shutout against Lafayette University on Saturday By Thomas Carannante contributing writer
The men’s soccer team recovered from a 4-1 loss to the University of North Carolina last week to defeat Lafayette College 1-0. The single goal came from Boyd Reid in the 72nd minute Saturday. Senior forward Patrick Innes was disappointed in the performance. But Innes addressed his team with optimism after Saturday’s game. “Guys, sometimes winning doesn’t look pretty, but we came out on top tonight,” Innes said. “Conference play begins next week and those are the games that matter, so we have to come up big.” So far this season, the Dukes have compiled a 3-1-1 record with nonconference wins over Florida Atlantic University, the University of North Carolina-Asheville and now, Lafayette. Conference play begins next week against the Towson Tigers, who have yet to record a win this season. The Dukes’ only loss this year came against then-fifth ranked University of North Carolina Tar Heels.
“We played a good game [against North Carolina],” head coach Tom Martin said. “We had a good first half, and, to be fair, I don’t think anybody expected us to win that game. They were able to capitalize on some of our mistakes in the second half despite our good rhythm.” The Dukes showed good offensive rhythm against Lafayette, but were only able to score one goal. Even though they dominated possession throughout the game, the Dukes made just 10 shots on goal — the same amount as Lafayette. The Dukes’ physicality on both sides of the ball proved to be the determining factor in the win on Saturday night. Forwards Paul Wyatt and Boyd Reid provided attack and aggression on the offensive side of the ball, whereas Jason Gannon and Karel Manrau delivered the tackles on defense. “To prepare for Lafayette’s offense, we just worked on a lot on balls [going] over the top and worked on using the ball better in the middle of the field,” goalie Jason Epperson said. With the win on Saturday, he
recorded his second shutout of the season. He was able to make a couple of defensive plays toward the end of the game when the defense seemed to break down a bit after pressure from the Lafayette offense. Epperson only had four saves, but made consistent plays on the ball the entire game despite minimal errors. “We were throwing people forward,” Epperson said. “We were scrambling after our center back, Jason [Gannon] went out, and we had a lot of miscommunication with all of the Lafayette players coming forward.” Jason Gannon, one of the top defensive players, had to come out of the game in the 58th minute after taking an elbow to the eye after a free kick by Patrick Innes from about 30 yards out. He later returned to help the defense, making some critical, yet shaky stops late in the game. The defense needed focus during the final five minutes because Lafayette grabbed momentum after their goalie blocked a penalty kick by Christian McLuaghlin in the 85th minute. “Lafayette is a second-half team,” Martin said. “They haven’t scored in
the first half all season. We couldn’t get that second goal, which would have opened things up, and it ended up putting pressure on us.” Not only did the defense prove to come up in the clutch, but the late goal by the offense also displayed its ability to deal with pressure. Lafayette has only surrendered four goals in seven games, with the fourth coming against the Dukes on Saturday night. “The great throw-in was all on Jason,” Martin said. “He came up to me before the game and said, ‘Coach, I can throw the ball far. I think we can make something happen if we have a throw-in situation down on Lafayette’s side of the field.’ ” A four-game home set in the next two and a half weeks could prove advantageous for the men’s soccer squad, who will face Towson University, West Virginia University, Northeastern University and University of North CarolinaWilmington. The Dukes will play Towson on Saturday at 7 p.m. Contact Thomas Carannante at email@example.com.
Season overview So far this season: The Dukes
have played only nonconference games, coming up with a 3-1-1 record, including their loss to thenfifth ranked University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Other games included a double overtime tie against Longwood University and two wins against Florida Atlantic and UNC-Asheville.
Games coming up: The Dukes
will begin conference play this weekend with a home match against Towson. This home match begins one of three in a row, with the other games against West Virginia University and UNC-Wilmington.
Stats leaders: Senior forward
Patrick Innes has three goals; junior forward Paul Wyatt has 18 shots; junior defender Dale Robins-Bailey, senior defenderJason Gannon and redshirt junior midfielder Christian McLaughlin have two assists; and redshirt senior Jason Epperson has 15 saves.
Monday, September 19, 2011
INTERNATIONAL WEEK 2011
What is the
Middle East? The Office of International Programs is happy to announce the 2011 I-Week focus is
The Middle East The opening festivities will take place from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, September 26, with an international bazaar on The Commons. We hope youâ€™ll come out to enjoy various street vendors, a sampling of food, and other activities. The international events throughout the week will include a musical concert featuring a combination of JMU musicians and Middle Eastern artists, a study abroad fair, a photo contest, student performances and concerts!
The winning I-Week Photo Contest photos, plus artifacts from the Middle East, will be on display in the PRISM Gallery.
For additional information: www.jmu.edu/international/iweek
Monday, September 19, 2011
Football | Improves offense
Photos By Robert Boag / the breeze
TOP Defensive ends D.J. Bryant (left) and Cole Trower celebrate after making a defensive play to stop the Flames. BOTTOM Tight end Brian Barlow hurdles a Liberty player to continue his run down the field. Barlow’s catch was for a 14-yard gain. The Liberty crowd created a loud environment for JMU playcalling with 18,878 on hand. from front
33 yards. Luckily, the Flames proved even worse than the Dukes Saturday in terms of mental errors, but eight penalties is a trend that can lose a defensive football team close games. The Dukes played their first of two games on the road against the Flames and travel
to Williamsburg this Saturday to take on the College of William & Mary. The Tribe is ranked fifth in the country and was the CAA champion a year ago. W&M is the first CAA team the Dukes will meet before three straight home games against the University of Richmond, the University of Maine and Villanova University. The Dukes have proved
inconsistent in their first three games but had offensive promise in Saturday’s win. CAA competition is where JMU will have to prove it’s worth if the Dukes want to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Contact David Barton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tough 1-0 loss
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Freshman defender Shannon Rano jostles for position with University of Pennsylvania player Kerry Scalora. UPenn continued its undefeated season with its fifth win and continued its dominace on defense by preventing JMU (3-3-1) from scoring. UPenn has yet to concede a goal this year, while the Dukes have failed to score in the past three matches. UPenn’s goal came on their first shot. It was a one-timer off a corner kick in the fifth minute of the game. The closest JMU got to scoring came in the 60th minute when sophomore Lauren Wilson’s shot hit the left post. The Dukes travel north this weekend as they play Hofstra University on Friday and
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Buffalo Wild Wings contributes to Harrisonburg’s musical night life with weekly karaoke By MALISSA WATTERSON The Breeze
Every Wednesday, Jim Wandless of Tenth Legion, Va., drives miles south before p.m. to perform karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings on South Main Street. Wandless is years old. “At or o’clock, everyone’s in bed,” said Wandless, a retiree. “I’m a night owl.” Each week, Wandless can be found practicing his hobby in the far-left corner of the restaurant. His song list typically includes the likes of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash. “I like doing old songs,” Wandless said. “It’s so fascinating that the crowd has never heard a lot of the stuff I do.” For the past two years, Buffalo Wild Wings has been offering free karaoke in the area. “There’s such a good market for karaoke in Harrisonburg,” said Sean Hall, former general manager of the restaurant. “It fits well with the young nightlife for the city.” On a typical Wednesday during the school year, Buffalo Wild Wings brings in a crowd of mostly JMU students and some locals from p.m. to a.m. A crowd of usually attends karaoke each week, according to Mark Schulte, current general manager of the restaurant, . Emelyn Jimenez, a freshman accounting major, said she appreciated the overall crowd camaraderie during each karaoke performance. “Everyone’s real friendly,” said Jimenez, who sat a few booths behind the karaoke station with friends. “No one’s judging how you sing.” After the cheers for Wandless subsided, Harrisonburg resident Neil Flick, aka “DJ Neili Neil,” kept the energy alive by mixing and scratching club music and cracking jokes with people in the seating
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area. Seniors Melissa Swaringen and Shelby Gratz came to Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate their friend Jamie Doughty’s st birthday. The pair sung Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” replacing the word “baby” with “Jamie,” a senior dance and communication studies double major. “It was great,” said Gratz, a dance major who had never performed before last week. “The crowd really helps you out a lot.” Swaringen, a dance and communication studies double major, also made her debut at the restaurant. She said Buffalo Wild Wings is great for karaoke because of the array of performers and songs there. “There’s a wide variety of people
who sign up for karaoke,” Swaringen said. “The music list is also extensive. It covered everything.” Those brave enough to show off their pipes (or lack thereof) choose from a list offering between , to , songs.
“Life stresses me out, and this is the only way to get away ...” Gary Sheets
Shortly after Swaringen and Gratz went back to their table, Gary Sheets of Harrisonburg chose
Green Day’s “Brain Stew.” The -year-old, who says he formally sang for a local rock band, says he sings karaoke to escape everyday struggles. “Life stresses me out, and this is the only way to get away if you don’t have a guitar or drums,” Sheets said. But Sheets doesn’t forget it’s also supposed to be fun. “With karaoke, you can laugh at yourself and other people at the same time,” Sheets said. For those who attend karaoke at Buffalo Wild Wings, they can receive $ cab rides from Royal Cab, a promotional sponsor of “DJ Neili Neil” and his local events. CONTACT Malissa Watterson at email@example.com.
No trouble in Studio Theatre’s ‘Macbeth’ By SEAN BYRNE contributing writer
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The Weird Sisters, played by theatre majors senior Shannon O’Riordan and juniors Dan Grathwol and Michelle Kay Smith, prophesize Macbeth’s fate.
For Macbeth, chance was cruel. But on Friday night, chance gave the Stratford Players’ performance success. Playing out at Studio Theatre in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts’, Shakespeare’s tragedy “Macbeth” is about the proud, dutiful title character corrupted by greed after he hears a prophecy from the three Weird Sisters. Macbeth performs increasingly treacherous acts and gruesome deeds to secure his claim to the throne of Scotland. But these acts soon come back to haunt Macbeth, as he turns from dutiful lord to reigning tyrant. In true Shakespearean tradition, the set is minimal. Most Shakespearean companies leave the job up to the actors, who successfully create a believable setting only through the use of their motions, words and expressions. The set changes are smooth, but during
some scene changes, the crew is noticeable and an awkward pause brings the audience back to reality. Yet the stunning coordination among the actors, their costumes and the background sounds was captivating. The costumes were a mix between modern and classical clothes. Soldiers were dressed in plain black suits, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth wore various suits and dresses with red accents to represent blood, while other characters had plain, modern street clothes. But most enthralling by far was the use of sounds. When the Weird Sisters appeared on stage, a variety of twisted and eerie sounds accompanied them. During monologues or key plot points a quick beat was played through the sound system, as if thousands of feet were stamping all at once. In the background of Macbeth’s monologues, the stamping would increase until the final conflict with Macduff, when the music peaked
What’s it about? It’s pretty much in the title. Two waitresses in Brooklyn struggle to make ends meet while working to earn enough money to start their own cupcake shop.
isn’t overshadowed by its morefamous star, keeping Deschanel from becoming too much.
Alicia Hesse is a senior media arts & design major. Contact Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it any good? Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs are about all you can ask for in comedic leads and seem pretty
game for anything thrown their way. But they can’t singlehandedly carry the show, and it doesn’t quite seem to know what to do when the focus is shifted away from its leads. Will it last? Television isn’t exactly known for an accurate portrayal of down-and-out poverty. And the show’s laugh track and overly broad supporting characters put up some early warning signs of failure.
NEW GIRL (Tuesdays at 9 p.m., FOX) What’s it about? Zooey Deschanel plays the Zooey Deschanel character, Jess, who moves in with three guys after her break-up with a male model. Zooey Deschanel quirkiness ensues. Zooey Deschanel. Is it any good? Bag on Deschanel all you want, but she has the charisma to make the show work. Surprisingly, the supporting cast
Instead of listening to the signals my body was giving me, like, ‘Hey, you’re really dehydrated and you need to take a serious power nap,’ my mind was doing circles around my to-do list.
FOX’s “New Girl” is part of a trend of strong female performances this fall.
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I fainted in UREC last week. I was standing up one moment; on the floor the next. Though I was physically compromised at the time, the issue was rooted in the fact that I was neglecting my mental health. Not even two weeks into school, my planner already looked like a colorcoded mess of everything I try to crunch into a day. I had already exhausted myself, not even leaving enough time for sleep. I was slugging down caffeinated beverages to keep up, despite lack of rest and not drinking enough water. Instead of listening to the signals my body was giving me, like, “Hey, you’re really dehydrated and you need to take a serious power nap,” my mind was doing circles around my to-do list. When my body finally said, “Congratulations, Alicia. You just lost consciousness for a couple of seconds and landed on your butt. How’s that feel?,” I realized it was time to listen. Though it was the first time I’ve ever passed out, I’d be lying if I said it’s the first time I put too much on my plate. The ugly truth is that I did it to myself. If you’re constantly on edge and overworked, it’s because you are letting things pile up and spiral out of control. To help maintain our mental health, we can start by looking at our planners (and if you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting one). Are you just doing something because it looks good on paper or does it really speak to your heart? It can be hard to decide what’s going to have to get crossed off the list if you have a lot of passions like me, but it’s a matter of accepting that the human body only has so much energy.
I just recently turned to Career and Academic Planning for guidance in planning for the future and better managing my schedule. I already feel I have more clarity after just one session. Once you’ve weeded out some of the less important activities, you can use that time to recharge your batteries. Just feeling refreshed from a good night’s sleep will allow you to handle the day’s stress. Also, use that free time for playtime. Be a child and run around and do things that make you happy because the key word in “free time” is “free.” Find that release in a constructive way by going on a Shenandoah hike, getting yourself lost exploring downtown Harrisonburg or blowing off steam at the gym. If your stress is becoming too overwhelming, there are places you can turn to. There are counselors at Varner House for one-on-one or group therapy. You can also look for upcoming events put on by Student Wellness and Outreach, or be assisted Reality Educators Advocating Campus Health peers, Campus Assault ResponsE, and other student affiliates of SWO. Asking for help is one of the bravest moves you can make. Don’t get to the point where you faint or stake your health in any way to make changes. It’s great to keep busy and equally great to have playtime. Get yourself a planner this semester, lean on the supportive organizations JMU has to offer if you need to, and choose a rhythm for yourself that you can keep up with — because you’re the conductor of it all.
This year’s freshman class of television offerings, as a whole, leaves a lot to be desired. The new comedies, though, can at least take comfort in the fact very few comedies arrive fully formed. Reliable comedies such as “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Cougar Town” all overcame their initial hurdles before becoming what they are today. Hopefully some of these shows can make the same jump.
Sticking it to student stress Controlling to-do lists
By JEFF WADE The Breeze
COURTESY OF FOX
Will it last? If the show can dial
down Deschanel’s occasionaly oppressive cuteness so it doesn’t grate over the long-term, it could be see TV, page B6
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MACBETH | Invites TV | Networks bring comedies to Wednesdays audience participation from page B5
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and matched the actions on stage. Aside from a few slipped lines or gestures that didn’t fit the context of the scene, I could hardly remember I was seeing a show and not watching events unfold in real time. The power and raw emotion of the performers made it seem as if the actors were experiencing the characters’ own questions, pains and comforts. Five cast members’ performances stood out: theatre majors sophomore Mark Tucker as Macbeth, senior Stacey Sulko as Lady Macbeth, junior Cameron Clarke as Macduff, junior Alex Towers as the Porter and sophomore Jesse Bhamrah as Malcolm. The entire cast performed with conviction and passion, but these five portrayed such intense and believable characters had the audience looking for that apparition of a murdered Banquo at the table or spot of blood forever stained on Lady Macbeth’s hand. Another brilliant move by the director and cast was the openness of the stage and active audience participation. The actors were given free reign of not only the stage, but also the space in which the audience sat. In one scene, actors, dressed as demons created by the Weird Sisters,
would reach out to audience members; in another, the Porter beckoned audience members onto the stage to become members of hell during his monologue. Ultimately, it was the strength of the characters that created and drove the show. The audience drank up the performers’ energy, creating a buzz of excitement and awe after the show.
The power and raw emotion of the performers made it seem as if the actors were experiencing the charaters’ own questions, pains and comforts. The next performance at Studio Theatre will be “The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” Nov. -. The show focuses on a dysfunctional family played by an all-female cast. Fans of Tennessee Williams should like this show as it’s reminiscent of his lyrical drama style. CONTACT Sean Byrne at email@example.com.
a huge hit. And at the very least, it campaign to take over the FOX network. UP ALL NIGHT (Wednesdays at 8 p.m., NBC) What’s it about? New parents Chris (Will Arnett) and Reagan (Christina Applegate) struggle to adapt to the arrival of their first child, while Regan deals with troublesome boss Ava (Maya Rudolph). Is it any good? For the most part, yes. Arnett acclimates well to straightman duties, and it’s enjoyable to see the actor play something beyond variations of the Gob character from “Arrested Development.” Rudolph isn’t quite used correctly yet, but “Bridesmaids” showed what
can happen when a role plays to her strengths.
Will it last? The subject matter is pretty evergreen, or at least the domestic elements are, and the show has enough star power to make it work. Hopefully the burden of launching a new Wednesday night comedy block doesn’t torpedo the show before it can get going. FREE AGENTS (Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., NBC) What’s it about? NBC tries the British remake thing again with this import that follows co-workers Alex (Hank Azira) and Helen (Kathryn Hahn) and the complications that arise after the neurotic pair tumble into bed. Is it any good? It’s a little shaky. A tonal shift from the
“Each dish is an Asian taste treat.”
Will it last? If it grows beyond being a facsimile of the original and starts telling more relatable and unique stories, it could become quite the show. See also: Office, The. HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., CBS) What’s it about? Facing criticism for appearing too stodgy and uptight in his newspaper column, Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby)
tries to let loose. And by “let loose” I mean “forced to hangout with Johnny Drama from ‘Entourage’ ” (Kevin Dilon, stretching himself ). Is it any good? The supporting cast is “Flight of the Conchords” Rhys Darby is well-accustomed to playing bumbling. MaryLynn Rajskub gets to return to comedy after all those years on “,” and Canadian comedy treasure Dave Foley’s return to sitcoms brings a bit of the old “Newsradio” charm to the proceedings. Will it last? If given a chance to forget its premise and if the leads pick up a few pointers from the supporting cast, it could turn into a fun hangout show comparable to CBS’s other “How” series. CONTACT Jeff Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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