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Crimson Café serves last cup By Katherine Martin News Editor klmartincw@gmail.com After 18 years, Crimson Café is closing its doors. In June, Rhett Madden, owner of the café, wrote a letter to The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees, requesting them to stop price gouging merchants and students through the Dining Dollars program. In response, Madden said he received a letter from Aramark, the company with which UA has a contract to operate food services on campus, saying that starting in August, Crimson Café would no longer be able to accept Dining Dollars. Madden said no explanation

IN THE TWEET OF THE MOMENT What do you think about Crimson Cafe closing it’s doors? “Dining Dollars are a scam pulled by the university, and local shops that take them are hurt by high rates that UA charges.” — @calebgray, Caleb Gray, sophomore, nursing was given. “I pretty much knew that was game over there,” Madden said, “so we just had to immediately cut our losses.” Rumors have been swirling that the closing was related to

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tebrae and an unprotected spine that was out of place. She was taken to the UAB hospital and endured 12 hours of surgery before being placed in the Intensive Care Unit. Since the surgery, after spending 36 days in the hospital, Thrash’s days have included rehabilitation and therapy. She is currently doing rehab sessions at the UAB Spain Rehab Center, where she is making progress towards walking without assistance and is set to begin full therapy sessions soon. Thrash’s mother, Kelle Thrash, said Chelsea is doing extremely well and is only weaker on her left side. Chelsea Thrash has been considered an inspiration to many because of her positive attitude and outlook, including members of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta.

The Student Government Association has decided to change the committee that selects which student organizations get reserved seats at Crimson Tide football games. “Last year, we laid a pretty good foundation for ensuing progress with student organization seating,” SGA President Grant Cochran said. “One very direct way we saw that we could improve our system was by defining a more representative committee.” Under the new system, student organizations will submit applications that will be reviewed by a committee of 15 individuals, seven appointed by the SGA’s legislative branch and seven appointed by the executive council, with one chairman over the process. Seats will be allocated to student organizations based off a point system. “The primary goal is to make sure that as many student organizations have a fair chance of getting seating for football games,” Seth Morrow, SGA communications directorm, said. “The biggest change is the composition of the committee. In the past, there was an application where students could apply for the committee, and the vice president of student affairs selected the committee and appointed a chairman.” The new committee will be comprised of students from different types of backgrounds. Morrow said having so many different opinions represented will help show that the committee is open to all types of organizations. “We wanted to have more student interest represented, and we really hope that this makes the process better than it was last year,” Morrow said. “We hope that this continues to move forward and progress like a lot of other things are on campus.” SGA Speaker of the Senate Ryan Flamerich said he thinks this new committee will show everyone that the process is fair.

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New student group Student recovering from tornado-related injury sets sail at UA By Jasmine Cannon Senior Staff Reporter jmcannon@crimson.ua.edu

Submitted photo Suzanne Mehoff, Vice President of the UA Sailing Club, prepares the ship before sailing at Lake Tuscaloosa. By Kendall Mays Contributing Writer The UA Sailing Club, founded by a group of UA students in April, is the latest attempt by the Tuscaloosa Sailing Club to expand membership and interest into the UA community. Membership is open to anyone, and the club’s official Facebook page does not state that members must be Alabama students. Members le this

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After suffering a spinal cord injury during the tornado that hit Tuscaloosa on April 27, UA junior Chelsea Thrash is getting back in full physical form and learning to walk again. Thrash was at Charleston Square Apartments when the EF-4 tornado pummeled through the city. “We had tornado warnings all that week, so I didn’t think much of the April 27 one,” Thrash said. “I thought, ‘OK, I’ll go to the bathroom.’” Then she saw the door of the apartment fly off. The next thing she remembers is waking up in the courtyard of the apartment complex and not being able to feel her legs. First responder Derek DeBruin and his wife Sarah found Thrash lying in the courtyard, receiving assistance from Mayer Electric workers. After placing Thrash on a makeshift stretcher made from a table, they began walking to the triage before a man in a pick-up truck stopped to help. “These are the people who pretty much saved my life before I got to the hospital,” Thrash said. “I wish I knew who the man in the pick-up truck was so I could thank him.” Thrash left the triage by ambulance for DCH hospital, where she was diagnosed with a shattered ver-

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Professors find inspiration in Ghana By Jordan Bannister Staff Reporter jmbannister@crimson.ua.edu Music professors Jennifer Caputo and Andrew Dewar recently traveled to the small village of Kopeyia in Ghana, Africa to gather research on Ghanaian culture and musical influence. Caputo, the creator of The University of Alabama’s African Drum Ensemble, named Ghanaian music her top research area upon her arrival at the University in 1998. Since then, she set her sights on a University-funded research trip. “I finally had the opportunity to visit Africa for a research trip this year,” Caputo said. “The timing was just right for me to use the funding to go

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said it was the letter from Aramark that led to the café’s • Jessica West, Zone 4, 348-8735 sudden closing. University Relations referred • Robert Clark, Zone 5, 348-2670 all inquiries to Aramark, and • Will DeShazo, Zone 6, 348-6876 Aramark spokeswoman Karen • Amy Ramsey, Zone 7, 348-8742 Cutler said the company does not comment on “contractual • Rachel Childers, Zone 8, 348matters.” 8054 There are more than $26 mil• Tori Hall, Zone 44, 348-6153 lion in mandatory student food • Lauren Aylworth, Creative fees each year, Madden said. Services Manager, 348-8042 When Crimson Café closed, Madden said the business paid 21 percent on the dollar of every Dining Dollars purchase, up from 15 percent in 2008. “The day those new contracts The Crimson White is the community newspaper of The University of Alabama. were signed at 21 percent, the The Crimson White is an editorially free students were immediately getnewspaper produced by students. ting price gouged,” he said. “We The University of Alabama cannot influ- had to pass on as much as we ence editorial decisions and editorial opinions are those of the editorial board and do not represent the official opinions of the University. Advertising offices of The Crimson White are on the first floor, Student Publications Building, 923 University Blvd. The advertising mailing address is P.O. Box 2389, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2389. The Crimson White (USPS 138020) is published four times weekly when classes are in session during Fall and Spring Semester except for the Monday after Spring Break and the Monday after Thanksgiving, and once a week when school is in session for the summer. Marked calendar provided. The Crimson White is provided for free up to three issues. Any other papers are $1.00. The subscription rate for The Crimson White is $125 per year. Checks should be made payable to The University of Alabama and sent to: The Crimson White Subscription Department, P.O. Box 2389, Tuscaloosa, AL 354032389. The Crimson White is entered as periodical postage at Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Crimson White, P.O. Box 2389, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2389. All material contained herein, except advertising or where indicated otherwise, is Copyright © 2010 by The Crimson White and protected under the “Work Made for Hire” and “Periodical Publication” categories of the U.S. copyright laws. Material herein may not be reprinted without the expressed, written permission of The Crimson White.

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to Ghana to gather my own personal research and the research for the performance ensemble. I hope to eventually bring my students from UA to Kopeyia for a summer study abroad program.” The research gathering excursion’s primary focus was to add to the ensemble’s already impressive repertoire. A visit from a long-time contact of Caputo’s, Emmanuel Agbeli, made the culturallyrich addition possible. Agbeli is the director of the Dagbe Arts Center and Cultural Institute in the village of Kopeyia, Ghana, which is located in the Volta region near the Togo border. “We hosted him at The University of Alabama for a short, five day residency,” Caputo said. “The ensem-

ble was very excited that Emmanuel came to visit us. It was sort of a burst of energy. The group showed more interest and enthusiasm in performing. Having someone from Ghana showcase the music and tell them firsthand about his village, about his culture, I think that was really fantastic.” According to Caputo, Emmanuel’s late father, Godwin Agbeli, founded the Dagbe Center in 1982. For the past 28 years, the Dagbe Center has held connections to interested World Music programs across the American South. “I became aware of the connection about 10 years ago because of several other U.S. institutions that have contact with the Dagbe Center,” Caputo

could; we didn’t want to pass it on. Our sales plummeted.” Madden said Crimson Café got accused of being a “greek place” or a “rich kid place” because your average student wouldn’t spend $10 of their Dining Dollars on lunch. “When you’re a student during the Great Recession, you can’t just be buying $10 lunches at Crimson Café,” he said. “Price could have been much lower if they’d just left it at 15 percent.” If Crimson Café had not accepted Dining Dollars, Madden said they would have been fighting over the scraps of the market. “You don’t open a business right next to campus and succeed if you can’t get student business,” he said. “Gordon Gekko said it best in ‘Wall Street,’ ‘It’s a zero sum game, somebody wins and somebody loses.’ All those sales that are on campus used to be sales of

campus; it’s just moved from one place to another.” Madden said 90 percent of the ideas for Crimson Café came from UA students. The honey mustard, chicken salad and mocha milkshake recipes were all made by students. “They gave life to that place,” he said. “It was worth every ounce of agony that they ever gave me.” Maggie Gray, a junior, said she goes there at least twice a week and was devastated to hear of the café’s closing. “It was the first place I wanted to go when I returned to Tuscaloosa,” she said. “I don’t know what I’ll blow all my Dining Dollars on now.” Connor Sherrill, a junior majoring in advertising, said he was surprised the business lasted as long as it did but did enjoy going by and picking up a cup of coffee on the way to class. Gray and Sherrill said they

said. “I’m more interested in building a mutually beneficial relationship between the UA and Ghanaian people. Not only beneficial for them, with the assistance given, but beneficial for U.S. participants as well, as a meaningful, life-changing experience for the students, really focusing on how music and art and cultural exchanges can be sustainable on both ends.” Caputo said she hopes to organize another research trip abroad before 2012 for herself and the interested members of her ensemble. “I just want to make sure that they get a safe trip, a worthwhile trip, and a similar trip to the way I would run it,” Caputo said. Caputo’s recording assistant, Dewar, took this oppor-

tunity to do a bit of research of his own. The jazz musician met up with two Ghanaian flutists and a fellow saxophonist to discuss technique and rhythmic inspiration. For those interested in joining the drumming ensemble, Caputo said the UA African Drumming Ensemble is a class for one credit through the school of music. “It is open to anyone,” Caputo said. “You do not have to have music or dance experience. The way I run this ensemble is the way it would traditionally be run in a village setting, where everyone can participate to his or her ability. I try to incorporate everyone who shows interest, and my students don’t have to worry about grading, just confidently performing.”

IN THE TWEET OF THE MOMENT WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CRIMSON CAFE CLOSING ITʼS DOORS? “last time I ate at Crimson Cafe, I ended up paying $8 for a grilled cheese, chips, and coke. Never went back.” — @ninjan33r, Alston Pike, graduate student, mechanical engineering

“Too expensive for quality of food. But Crimson Café shouldn’t be the issue. The issue is Lai Lai’s being gone. :( #LaiLai” — @crluehmann, Chris Luehmann, senior, anthropology

would like to see another coffee shop open in Crimson Café’s place. “I wouldn’t mind seeing another local business try their luck in that location,” Sherrill said. “I think another coffee house that doubles as a local music venue, or maybe even a local record store. I think The Strip has enough chain restaurants and Alabama gear stores, so it would be nice to see a change of pace.” Madden said his dream would be to open a place similar to On Tap Sports Café in the location, with both floors and balconies open. Dozens of people have

contacted him interested in buying the business, he said. In 1993, Madden opened Crimson Café in the location where Horny’s Bar is now located. He furnished the restaurant with tables and chairs bought from a Wendy’s that was remodeling, and he and his friends built the bar. In 1996, it moved to the corner location on the Strip. Now, Madden said he hopes to stay out of personal bankruptcy and find employment. “The Crimson Café is pretty much irreplaceable,” he said. “I’ve got to forget about passion and think about paying the bills.”

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Internship aids relief after April tornado By Melissa Brown Contributing Writer While many students spend their summers building their resumes as interns, the tragedies and destruction following the April 27 tornado provided UA students with unique opportunities for internships not normally available. More than 70 students are participating in the Disaster Relief Internship Program throughout the summer at various relief agencies like Temporary Emergency Services, Project Team-Up, Project Blessings and the City of Tuscaloosa Planning and Development Offices. The local organizations utilizing the interns do not normally hire interns, so this summer’s opportunities are exceptional, Program Coordinator William McCracken said. “Most of the agencies we are

working with do not typically have interns. For the most part, the internships exist because of the storm,” McCracken said. “Interns’ duties range from managing volunteers in warehouses to handling communications and marketing needs.” Henry Joe, a senior majoring in international studies, already had summer plans when the tornadoes hit. “I had already been accepted to a different summer internship, but it wasn’t to start until June 20,” Joe said. “[After the tornado] I walked to the intersection of 15th Street and McFarland, as soon as I could, and saw things I pray I will never see again. Over the course of the next few days, my sense of shock quickly gave way to a profound desire to help this town and give back to it’s people.” Joe offered his time to the Disaster Relief Internship

Program and was placed as a warehouse floor supervisor at Temporary Emergency Services. His people and decision-making skills were put to the test, Joe said, as he learned a newfound sense of patience. According to Faculty Director Norman Baldwin, DRIP interns are not just running errands and getting coffee, but being placed in management positions like Joe. “We’re putting students in very responsible jobs – they’re not just sorting clothes and unloading trucks,” he said. “They’re directing warehouses, giving out aid to people that have lost everything.” For students returning to Tuscaloosa at the end of the summer or for the fall, there will still be opportunities available. “We have students that are in internships for Summer 1 that are finishing up, and we

Diet smart this summer By Melissa Brown Contributing Writer For college students, summertime means beach, pool and swimwear season – and inevitably, staying-in-shape season. Many students work hard during the spring semester to lose weight or reach their fitness goals by spring break or start of summer. However, maintaining that regime is often difficult as schedules change, access to fitness equipment may be limited, or students just don’t have the motivation once classes are out and they are free to relax. Some students alter their diet if they feel their exercise regime is lacking. Meal replacement diets such as Slim Fast or the Special K diet are often popular among young, on-the-go students. “For many people, Special K cereal, Slim Fast and Lean Cuisines provide a convenient way for people to get a quick meal and also be aware of how many calories they are consuming,” said Sheenan Quizon, assistant director of health education and prevention and Student Health Center dietitian. “Replacing one to two meals a day with these types of products can be safe, but I discourage my patients from solely relying on these products.” According to Ralph Lane, health and nutrition professor at the University, meal replace-

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“We have had a lot of criticism in the past about student organization seating,” Flamerich said. “Most people felt that it was just handled behind closed doors. This year, we want to open the doors and show everyone exactly what is going on and how the process works.” Flamerich said he hopes this new process will ultimately help better student organizations.

ments may work initially but can’t be maintained long term. “These kinds of diets cannot be maintained for very long because they are monotonous, so the dieter returns to their regular eating habits, and the weight returns,” Lane said. Currently, several diet pills and exercise supplements are targeted toward young people, as celebrities profess rapid weight loss or muscle gain. Both Lane and Quizon caution against the use of these pills or exercise stimulants. “Diet products can wreak havoc on our metabolism by disrupting our electrolyte balance, GI function, and other body mechanisms in order to get our body to drop weight – usually water weight – that has been sacrificed from muscles and not actual fat tissues,” Quizon said. “Many of the products can also cause rapid heart rate, irritability, sleeplessness and other undesirable effects that can do long-term damage to our metabolism and make it more difficult in the long run to lose or manage weight.” “There are no fad foods or pills that maintain weight loss and/or health for an extended period,” Lane said. According to Lane, weight loss is a simple equation of burning more calories than you intake in a day. Exercise should be a part of any diet. John Jackson, manager of fit-

ness and research at University Recreation, said the goal of any workout program is to achieve the maximal results in the shortest amount of time. “It all boils down to being as efficient as possible,” Jackson said. “An individual’s schedule and opportunities to work out will likely change many times throughout any given year. Be flexible and willing to change your workout plan based on the amount of time you realistically have to devote to it.” Jackson recommends cardiovascular exercise three to five days per week for 20 to 60 minutes, strength training two to three days a week and flexibility training two to three days a week. “Regardless of what you do, just understand that it is important to address all three of the fitness components outlined above,” he said. For students that are careful to follow a strict diet, they need not worry that an ice cream at the beach or midnight sushi run will blow their diets, Quizon said. “Part of maintaining a healthy diet is indulging every once in awhile but then getting back to their healthy habits at the next meal,” Quizon said. “Many people need to realize that our bodies result in weight gain or loss as a result of how we eat over the course of several days, not just one meal.”

“This committee will award seats based on the performance of student organizations and not the perception,” Flamerich said. “My goal is for this committee to help student organizations become better. This could be a real tool to push student organizations because they actually have something to compete for.” Now that the committee pro-

cess is in place, all that is left is for the two sides to appoint their representatives. “We have the seven individuals that will be on the committee, and they are all members of the senate,” Flamerich said. “We are currently waiting on the executive branch to appoint their seven members. Once they do that, the committee can move forward.”

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need students to replace them. I think the community needs it,” Baldwin said. While most DRIP interns are working on a volunteer basis, there is opportunity for academic credit. According to Baldwin, students will work around 150 hours and then finish their experience with an academic exercise like a term paper that will relate their internship to their academic pursuits. Whether simply volunteering or furthering one’s education, Baldwin said she believes any students interested should take part. “It’s just a wonderful opportunity to serve and help rebuild Tuscaloosa and receive academic credit while doing it,” Baldwin said. “It’s learning by doing something that is fundamentally good and really needed.” For Joe, the program pro-

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Justin Stier, treasurer of the UA Sailing Club, said he has great expectations for the small club. “We’re pretty open about who can join,” Stier said. “Many of our members don’t have much experience; some had never sailed before joining. It’s really all about gaining some experience and having a good time.” While many of the members of the club are new to seafaring, for safety reasons, the club is not allowed to sail without an experienced crew member on board at all times. During the fall and spring semesters, the club holds monthly meetings arranged by its Facebook page, The Official UA Sailing Club. Vice President Suzanna Niehoff said although meetings are held regularly, many of the group’s fall activities must be arranged around both the Crimson Tide foot-

DISASTER RELIEF INTERNSHIP PROGRAM • More than 70 students are participating in the Disaster Relief Internship Program throughout the summer at various relief agencies like Temporary Emergency Services, Project Team-Up, Project

vided much more than just academic credit and work experience. “The people who came to the warehouse to receive supplies had every reason to be dejected and filled with a sense of hopelessness, yet they remained

Blessings and the City of Tuscaloosa Planning and Development Offices. • Interested in DRIP? Contact uadrip@ gmail.com to express your interest. Please include a resume with your email.

steadfastly upbeat about their plight,” Joe said. “Hearing their stories gave me a new perspective on the important things in life and reaffirmed my belief that the people of this state are some of the toughest in the world.”

“Many of our members don’t have much experience; some had never sailed before joining. It’s really all about gaining some experience and having a good time.” — Justin Stier ball season and the weather. “The fall is a slow time because everyone has an activity to go to and the weather is usually unsuitable,” she said. “We feel like the spring is the best time to get out on the water.” Niehoff said the group typically meets at Manderson Landing and leaves at 10 a.m. and members then carpool to Lake Tuscaloosa to set sail. Trips usually take the whole day and feature a potluck for all members. Because the club is supported by the Tuscaloosa Sailing Club, there are currently no membership fees, but club President Nathan Gibson said he expects that to change once the group increases membership. While the club is still in the

early stages of development, many members of the club feel the future of the outfit is bright. While currently focusing on recreational sailing and experience building, Gibson and other officers suggest that the club may one day move toward competition. “Right now, we use the Tuscaloosa Sailing Club’s equipment and boats, and we’re grateful,” Gibson said. “But eventually, we’d like to get our own equipment and sail independently of the Tuscaloosa club. Once we get that going, I’d like to see a competitive sailing team come out of it. If Auburn’s got one, so should we.” Information about the UA Sailing Club can be found at its Facebook page or via email at theuasailingclub@gmail.com.


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Senate stalls UA’s latest power play By Wesley Vaughn

MCT Campus

UA needs to address student concerns

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Editor • Wesley Vaughn letters@cw.ua.edu Page 4

{ YOUR VIEWS} TWEETS OF THE WEEK “Only in America do you get 6 days in jail for flipping the bird, but 0 for muder. #caseyanthonytrial #CaseyAnthony” -@ellicowles Elli Cowles, freshman

“I guess killing your child isnʼt a crime in Orlando #guilty” -@JosieMM22 Josie Moorehead, freshman

“She has been in prison 3 years… On Thursday I would not be surprised if they say ʻtime has been served.ʼ ohhhhhhhhhhh #caseyanthonytrial” -@amber__atkins Amber Atkinds, junior

“Too bad Dexter isnʼt real… Casey Anthony would be missing tomorrow morning.” -@jeenloe Janie Enloe, senior

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By Sean Randall Every student who wasn’t quite lucky enough or studious enough in high school to get a large scholarship has one major issue constantly weighing on his brains: money. If it weren’t for the cost of attending school, a behemoth that seems to be constantly growing, students might be able to enjoy flexing their academic muscles. Personally, I could have looked into adding a journalism or telecommunication and film degree to my repertoire. With the pressure students have of getting out as soon as possible in order to pay as little as possible for school, a lot of extracurricular activities and optional classes go unrealized for many students. Want to take that theatre class to see if you like it? No can do, it won’t fit. How about that women’s studies class? Only if you want to stick around another semester. Religious studies? If only God would grant you the money you need to pay for it. I’m not going to pass judgment on whether or not the tuition hikes are necessary. I don’t even know how much tuition has jumped in the five years I’ve been at the university, but I do know I owe my parents, older sister and the government quite a bit of cash when I graduate in August. But that’s my problem, not the university’s. After all, the nation is suffering financially, which often trickles down to public institutions. The problem I have with the tuition hikes is having no clue where all that extra money that is being asked for is going and specifically why the hikes are necessary. Where exactly is all the money going?

Really, any governing body, from the Student Government Association to the U.S. government, needs to be open with the public, especially financially. Considering how money is seeming more and more like a luxury these days, it seems to me that knowing where it’s going and that it’s being spent the way we want it to would be a good thing. Why is there construction on every corner of the UA campus? How will it benefit the university and the student body? Could money being spent to improve building facades, like B.B. Comer this past spring, be spent to build more necessary things, like eateries and parking decks? How much money, if any, is going to pay for perks for people in the administration? Openness shows trust. Trust begets efficiency. And efficiency is definitely something that could be used in any situation. But there is more to openness than just saying, “This is how we do things.” There is also the openness of listening to concerns or complaints by the consumers, which, in the University’s case, is the student body. While I’ve never personally had a problem with the UA parking system, as I don’t own a car and can often be seen walking down Jack Warner Parkway to get where I need to go, recent talks I’ve had with friends who do own cars tell me some dialogue could be helpful. For example, why is it that “priority” or “Honors” freshmen and sophomores, who have given little in comparison to the juniors and seniors of this campus, get to register for parking before many upperclassmen?

There are seniors who have spent 3-4 years paying for academia and amenities who will not be getting parking, while freshmen that have not even stayed on campus for more than a week or two get their first choice. How is that fair? And it’s not just parking. How is it that a senior, who needs certain classes to graduate or finally has room in their schedule to take a couple of classes outside the strictly necessary ones, can be bumped out of a class, even upper level, by freshmen and sophomores? True, non-priority seniors and juniors aren’t asked to do as much as a priority/Honors student is. But, if I remember my one year as an Honors student correctly, the only difference is that Honors students are held to a higher standard. They pay no more than anyone else to get their perks and often have scholarships to assuage even the normal cost of things. So, really, I just think UA needs to be a bit more open. Start being proactive and letting people know what you’re doing and why, especially with money. Tuition hikes make people jumpy. Let your student body know they’re okay and their money is being used wisely. And start larger dialogues with the student body so they can field complaints and concerns. Maybe start holding monthly question and answer forums. Maybe open a Twitter account to field inquiries. Maybe work with the student paper. That seems to be where everyone goes to complain about things, after all. Sean Randall is a senior majoring in theatre and philosophy.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Commuter west parking woes By Laura DaLee I will be a senior this fall, meaning this is my fourth year on campus. For the past three years, I have been able to register for my parking permit basically as soon as I registered for my classes, and for the past three years, I have had no trouble obtaining my commuter west parking permit. Yes, sometimes having commuter west is a pain, because most of the time – especially on Tuesdays and Thursdays if you have class after 10 a.m. – you have a problem finding a parking space. Yet being an advertising major and an art minor, I deal with it because it is much more convenient to the buildings I have classes in. With the changes made to parking this year, I wasn’t really worried. I figured, being a senior, I should have no trouble getting commuter west parking. I also thought that, because it is done based on when students registered for classes, it would be done the same way as football tickets, with only so many spaces per type of parking allotted per day. This was obviously not the case. By late morning on Monday, June 29, I was already seeing Facebook statuses from friends saying commuter west parking was sold out. Well, about 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday night, I sat down at my computer, waiting on 12:01 a.m. to roll around, because that was the date and time my email said I would be able to register. I got curious about how everything was going to go through, so about 11:55 p.m., I clicked the link to register for my permit, expecting it to pop up and say, “This is not your allotted day. Please return on the date and time sent to you.” It ended up not saying that at all. The page to register came up right away. At this point, I was really confused as to why it was already allowing me to register. Then I realized that commuter west was not even

an option and that I was going to have to place my name on the waiting list. At this point, I became very upset. If it was already allowing me to register before the date and time sent to me, was it possible that I could have gotten my commuter west permit before it sold out? Everything seems to be very screwed up with this system. The University claims they changed it this year to make it easier for those who would be living in dorms and did not yet know which one they would be living in. I feel that if that is the case, why not just make an option of “I will be living in a dorm” and then inform those students that once they have received their dorm assignment, they should return and pick up that specific lot permit. I think parking and transportation services should get their act together and think more about what they are doing before they change up their system and screw a lot of senior students over. Laura DaLee is a senior majoring in advertising.

MJW is a learning experience from all fronts By Neil Chakraborti

weekend, took part in informative workshops spanning the whole range of journalism topics and fields. Then Sunday afternoon, after the Long Weekend campers left, the time came to put those skills into practice as we covered the aftermath of the destructive April 27 tornado. In a few days, each of us was supposed to lend something to the MJW publication, which is now released both in print and online. A full day would be devoted to spreading out all over T-Town and surrounding areas, gathering stories and interviewing subjects. The next two would be spent editing all of that information into feature stories, photo collections and videos. When a Berry resident I interviewed showed a storm shelter that was still in the works, I just had to get every detail. Most importantly, it struck me that, despite the tragedy, the people were increasingly optimistic. They always appreciated every bit of help and never let go of their faith in God. The K-9 trainers are especially glad that they are in the works of rebuilding their facility, thanks to all the donations. On the job, I also learned much about how to perfect the art of being a journalist. You can learn a lot from an information session. However, there’s nothing like going out there and learning from trial and error: when to ask what questions, how to shoot the photos from active angles, how to be sure that your interviews and stories are as accurate as possible. After I got back, I worked with an intern from The Huntsville Times. From her, I learned how to use iMovie and iPhoto and select just the right clips and pictures to make my story much more effective. Now that I’m back home, still trying to absorb everything I picked up from these ten days. For me, the MJW was nothing short of a learning experience from all sides. To read our publication, visit uamjw2011.wordpress.com.

When the Wordpress website for the 28th Annual Multicultural Journalism Workshop was completed on June 26, it was a moment to celebrate. The intensive journalistic efforts of the last ten days had finally culminated into what MJW Director Meredith Cummings said was one of the greatest MJW publications. It all started out with the Alabama Scholastic Press Association’s “The Long Weekend.” During that first Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 20 MJW students, along with some 30 Neil Chakraborti is a freshman majorother campers who came just for the ing in economics and finance.

Fellow Capstonians, in what may be the most historic tabling in the University of Alabama’s SGA Senate history, the senate delayed the vote on a bill that would fund a portion of an online carpool networking service for the University. The University has already paid for the majority of the service named Zimride but requested the SGA to cover the rest. The probable benefits and functionality of Zimride are not what is most important, however. For the first time in a long time, the SGA Senate stood up to the SGA executive branch by refusing to subserviently pass this bill. Members of the executive branch, who supported the funding of Zimride, even took to Twitter to convey their dismay and disapproval before

If the supposed need for Zimride is so great that it warrants convincing the SGA to foot part of the bill, then we have either a transportation and parking crisis or an administration that is willing to flex its political muscle for a measly financial cushion.

quickly saving face by promising that the two sides would compromise. But understand this: the University went to the SGA for funding around the time that the Board of Trustees raised tuition. Thus, a week after the University clamored about further fiscal responsibility moving forward, it was revealed that the University had agreed to pay for an unnecessary service – no matter how useful it could be. Not only that, but it also sought out the SGA to help fund the service with money allocated specifically for students. Knowing full well the sordidness of this request, the members of the SGA executive branch supported it. Of course they did; the executive branch has always been closer to the administration than to the student body. Thankfully, though, the SGA Senate prompted for further discussion in its next meeting. That discussion better not only revolve around the costs and benefits of Zimride because this decision is no ordinary resolution. After watching tuition rise again and Bama Parking fail to accommodate the purchasing of parking permits, why in “Bear” Bryant’s name should we fork over more money for a transportation service we may never use? The University has already proven that it can pay for the full cost of this service anyway, since it has temporarily covered the portion it has billed the SGA. If this is the case, it should bear the total cost. If the supposed need for Zimride is so great that it warrants convincing the SGA to foot part of the bill, then we have either a transportation and parking crisis or an administration that is willing to flex its political muscle for a measly financial cushion. This should not come as a surprise though. This is a university that toyed with metered parking on campus. Yes, metered parking, as if we are vying for space on Madison Avenue. They almost did it, too; you could find metered parking zones on Bama Parking’s campus map up until a few weeks ago. I would presume that toll sidewalks and building entrance fees are the next ingenious proposals. I will say, as a matter of fact, metered parking would cure some parking congestion and eliminate the egregious abuse of 30-minute spots, but so would a ban on freshmen bringing cars. Or, more shuttles to off-campus apartment complexes. Or, bike lanes in Tuscaloosa. It’s not as though I believe the SGA should never help the University financially. But for Zimride? Let’s analyze this Zimride – not to be confused with the failed Zipcar program. This service deserves some credit, first of all. For students, faculty and staff with long commutes, having the ability to post their commutes and view those of other’s increases the likelihood of carpooling. For spontaneous traveling, Zimride fails since it is built for regular trips or trips planned far enough into the future. For commuting to campus, Zimride fails this year because most students have already purchased their wallet-thinning parking permits. Thus, for most potential users of this service, it would be of little to no use. I am appalled that UA even stooped so low as to go to the SGA for the funding of the program. I am even more appalled that the SGA executive branch didn’t even raise an eyebrow. It is up to the SGA Senate to vote down the proposed funding of a portion of Zimride, not just because it is a waste of student-allocated money, but because the SGA is supposed to represent the student body – not the whims of the University.

Wesley Vaughn is a senior majoring in public relations and political science.


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FDA requires new cigarette health labels By Katherine Martin News Editor klmartincw@gmail.com Starting in September, smokers will notice a change when they go to light up. The Food and Drug Administration will require larger, more prominent cigarette health warnings on all packaging and advertisements in the U.S., according to the FDA’s website. These changes in cigarette warnings are the first in 25 years. The change in the warning label is designed to communicate the harmful effects of cigarette smoking more clearly and effectively, said Delynne Wilcox, assistant director of health, planning and prevention for the University. “There is an added emphasis stressing the importance of quitting and providing the 1-800-QUIT-NOW on the package,” Wilcox said. “The warning labels inform the public of the health risks involved with cigarette smoking, which is important.” About 28 percent of college students smoke, she said, and they usually start out as social smokers and then become regular smokers due to the addictive nature of cigarette use. Tobacco use is linked to 443,000 preventable deaths in the U.S. each year and costs about $200 billion in health care expenses and lost productivity, she said. Alan Blum, director of the UA Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society, said it doesn’t appear the new labels are going to make a major difference, but no harm will come from them. This type of warning label was introduced in Canada about 10 years ago and basically had no impact, Blum said. Canada is currently toning down their labels because they don’t want to offend smokers. “It’s a question of, are you calling the people stupid?” he said. “Are you not really respecting them or insulting

Blum said. If the FDA wanted an effective warning label, it should say, “the filter is a fraud.” Ninety-five percent of people who smoke buy filtered brands. Most people think the filter filters out some of the bad things, he said. But, that’s not true because you suck in harder with a filter. “There is no safe cigarette,” Blum said. Michael Khalilian, a senior majoring in management information systems, said the new labels will have a very minimal effect, if any at all. “I think pretty much anything the FDA does is bad,” Khalilian said, “but if they think putting new stickers The focus needs to shift on cigarettes will deter some away from the smoker and people from smoking, then to the product, which is con- that’s fine with me. Maybe it’ll sumer fraud because of the deter some middle school kids filter in most cigarette brands, who just want to start smoking

Food and Drug Administration? New health warnings emphazing the importance of quitting will be found on cigarette packages starting in September. their intelligence?” Max Fazeli, a sophomore majoring in engineering, said he and all other smokers know cigarettes are dangerous. “You don’t have to put a big label that’s just ridiculous and embarrassing on the pack to tell us something we already know,” Fazeli said. “It won’t work anyway. If I’m going to quit, it’s going to be for personal reasons, not a label on a cigarette pack.” The United States is no longer the front country for fighting smoking, Blum said.

“For years we were the first country to promote stopping smoking,” he said, “but where many more countries were ahead of us was in promoting the health risks of smoking.” Blum said the FDA should use other tactics, like taxes, counter-advertising, humor or constant anti-smoking messages, instead of the graphic warning labels. “The FDA has no sense of humor,” he said. “They take themselves much too seriously, and they don’t know that laughter can be the best medicine.”

to fit in.” Anna Sharp, a senior majoring in history, said the new labels will make people think more about the harm cigarettes can do, but since they’re addictive, they will not stop most people. “The labels are somewhat harsh, but students need to see them so the point will get across that cigarettes are dangerous to your health and those around you,” Sharp said. John Harris, a senior in marketing, said the labels are a great idea since he is not a smoker. However, if he was a long-term smoker, he doesn’t think the labels would persuade him to quit. “If I was a young person and just experimenting for the first time, and I saw some of those images, I would for sure have second thoughts on going through with it.”

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RateMyProfessor.com accuracy questioned By Alyssa Locklar Senior Staff Reporter Ten years ago, John Swapceinsky created a website where college students could go online and anonymously confess their love, or sometimes their distaste, for their instructors. For some, the website serves as free advertisement to promote who they considered to be their best teacher. Some students, however, said the website is a way of fulfilling a personal vendetta against teachers who had given them a poor grade or simply for having a bad experience. “I suppose the site has some value for students who need to blindly pick a teacher,” said Laurence Ross, a professor in the English department. “But the people who take the time to write reviews (any type of review)

usually either love or hate the product (horror movies, music videos, whole milk) – the product in this case being the teacher. I would trust the evaluations as much as you trust anything an anonymous group of people say on the Internet.” When students logs on to ratemyprofessor.com, they are logging on to see the opinions of only a fraction of students who passed through the course. While some teachers may have taught thousands of students, they may only have 90 comments. So, what does this mean for the margin of error? “Only if a professor has a couple thousand reviews should you really, really take it to heart,” said Mike Little, professor of advertising. “In a lot of these ratings on ratemyprofessor.com, there are only a handful of reviews, which means that the margin of error,

if you’re talking about total class size, would be staggering. So it’s like going to your smallest class of maybe 15 people and these people get to represent the whole university. It’s just not true.” Although the website is completely anonymous as far as ratings, an instructor has the option of removing any posts believed to be slander. One professor in the creative writing department confessed that she had gone online and removed comments from her and her colleagues’ ratings more than once. “There is a difference between saying ‘I didn’t like this class’ and slander,” she said. “So as a legality, I make sure myself and my colleagues are not being slanderized. All you have to do is flag something, and they ask you ‘Why are you flagging this?’ You have to put in a reason, and if

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you put in slander they automatically take it off.” Even though there is this simple solution to removing comments from the website, there are options to take more severe measures when the line is crossed and professors want more than a mere removal. “The way that its been done in the case of anonymous web posters is that you would have to essentially file a lawsuit against John Doe,” said Matthew Bunker, professor of journalism. “Then you would need a subpoena in order to get the website to give up the user’s name to figure out who it is. Those types of lawsuits have had very mixed results.” Although the website has produced some very negative ratings, students still use it to get a general idea of what other students think of professors.

When rating a teacher, a student has several categories to take into account: overall quality, easiness, helpfulness, clarity and hotness. “I definitely think that helpfulness is the most important category,” said Morgan Beaver, a junior majoring in public relations. “No matter how smart or great the teacher is, there are still going to be some things that you are confused about, and if they aren’t there to help you and be available to you, then it’s going to be really difficult to succeed.” Other students use the website for more specific information. “Honestly, I look for reviews that say that the teacher isn’t boring,” said Daniel Whittemore, a sophomore majoring in economics. “If they’re boring, I am going to fall asleep and fail. But if they’re somewhat engaging,

then I know I’ll be able to pass the class without having to go back and make up everything I missed because I was asleep.” Whittemore explained an untrustworthy experience he had with the website. “I have taken a class where the teacher had the hot chili pepper, and when I got to class, she was definitely not that hot,” he said. Some teachers recommend alternate forms of finding a suitable teacher. When asked if he had used the site as an undergraduate student, Ross admitted to looking. “I’m sure I looked at the site, though again, I didn’t ‘use’ it,” Ross said. “I picked all of my professors through personal recommendations. Personal recommendations are a much more reliable source because you know the source and whether or not the source has been drinking.”


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Student gains real-world experience at Ben Folds’ studio By Conner Barnes

This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to intern at Ben’s Studio, musician Ben Folds’ studio in Nashville. As a senior majoring in music production and entrepreneurship, my ultimate goal is to eventually become a record producer or sound engineer. Interning at a fully functioning recording studio like Ben’s Studio is vital for someone looking to get a start in the music business, especially if they are looking to get into the recording and production aspect. However, I would not advise anyone to go into music. If you want to make a living in music, you are going to be broke for a long time. I’ve come to terms with that and accepted it. I was able to get the internship through Craig Campbell of Campbell Entertainment Group, which is a company that works with artists like Randy Owen of Alabama, Gretchen Wilson, Eric Lee Beddingfield and James House. James House is the husband of my boss, Sharon Corbitt-House, who is the studio manager of Ben’s Studio. Craig was able to set up an interview for me with Sharon, and everything came together after that. The life of an intern is not all that glamorous. Most people on the outside looking in see it as wonderful work, but in fact, it is quite the opposite. My internship is unpaid, and I don’t have necessarily normal hours. With normal clients, meaning clients other than Ben Folds himself, an intern’s primary function is to assist the assistant engineer on the session with the setup and breakdown of the floor. This means, depending on the client, that interns will need to set up mic stands, microphones and power strips and align them in the appropriate channels in the XLR snake. To those who aren’t familiar with these terms, it basically means setting up the floor so

Submitted Photo Pictured os Ben Foldsʼ studio where UA student Conner Barnes is interning this summer.

Interning with Ben’s Studio gives me the chance to observe a functioning studio and learn vital skills to be used in my future in the music business. that all the artist has to do is show up and play or perform. One of the most important jobs as an intern is dealing with the hospitality needs of the client. Food runs, setting up breakfast or snacks, getting cigarettes, keeping the coffee pot full and ensuring that the artist lounges are clean and tidy are my normal daily tasks. Interning with Ben’s Studio gives me the chance to observe a functioning studio and learn vital skills to be used in my future in the music business. A perk that has come with my internship is that I have been able to meet some pretty cool people. Being able to meet the artists who come in to record is awesome because you are exposed to their music that you might not have otherwise heard. There is tons of talent in and around Nashville, and that is evident from working at Ben’s

Studio. One week, we hosted a publishers’ party for the two American Idol finalists, and it was cool to be able to see them and meet people involved with their production team. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting Ben, but it’s best not to disturb the creative process that exists in the recording studio, so I haven’t had too much interaction with him. I believe it is crucial for students to take on internships in their field. If you don’t have anything to set yourself apart from your fellow students, how can you expect to get a job? Internships offer an extra edge to make your résumé stand out and will hopefully make you “jump out” at the person reviewing your application for employment. If nothing else, it will give you an opportunity at real world experience in the field you hope to make a living in someday.

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From combat to campus: Veterans adjust to college life By Jasmine Cannon Senior Staff Reporter jmcannon@crimson.ua.edu

CW|Caitlin Trotter Two hundred and forty blankets were donated last Thursday to local non-proďŹ t Project Blessings from the University of Kentucky.

Upon returning from tours of duty, some veterans choose to return to college to complete their degrees. The transition from combat to campus, however, does not come easily to all those attempting it. Currently, the University’s Campus Veterans Association assists veterans as they make their transformation from soldier to student. While UA does have the CVA, the University lacks a Veterans’ Center, something neighboring universities have. Both Auburn University and The University of South Alabama started their own campus veterans associations after UA, but both already have Veterans’ Centers on campus. “I think the number one thing that the University could do for veterans in general is to provide them with an actual Veterans’ Center on campus,� said Will Suclupe, current UA student and Army veteran. “In the military, we call it a onestop-shop, meaning that it has everything that you need that would help you successfully to transition from military life to civilian and college life.� Age, as well as life experiences, sets veterans apart from traditional students in the classroom, which can make it difficult for veterans. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve kind of fig-

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“Chelsea is an amazing, inspiring young woman who has inspired her sisters not only from the moment we learned of her life-altering injuries, but from the minute she pledged herself a sister of Gamma Phi Beta,� said Lauren Whitten, president of the sorority. “Chelsea has bounced back, but until the day she is able to join us again, chatting during chapter or hanging out in our chapter house, she will be flooded with messages of inspiration and encouragement from her sisters and continue to be an inspiration to us all.� Kelle Thrash said Gamma Phi Beta, the University and many other people have provided

“We’ve been working with the University for a few years now, trying to incorporate transitional programs, and they’ve been really slow about doing it. There’s been a lot of issues and a lot of cutting through red tape trying to get them to understand that they need to invest in the future of the veterans.� — Ashkan Bayatpour, founder of the Campus Veterans Association

ured out some of the things that vets face,� said Ashkan Bayatpour, founder and former president of the Campus Veterans Association. “Just like with anything else, when you’re dealing with people, a lot of unique things come up – it just depends on the person and their experiences. But, one of the main things that comes up is obvious: the age difference.� Suclupe agreed the majority of returning veterans are older and more experienced. “It’s kind of hard to find a group of friends or relate to students in the classroom without knowing anyone. I didn’t know anyone at UA when I first got here. CVA helped me find a group of friends that could relate to my experiences.� Veterans may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries that can result in learning disabilities. Getting back into the groove of being a student again and also

building a group of friends are tasks some veterans face. “We’ve been working with the University for a few years now, trying to incorporate transitional programs, and they’ve been really slow about doing it,� Bayatpour said. “There’s been a lot of issues and a lot of cutting through red tape trying to get them to understand that they need to invest in the future of the veterans.� CVA has worked with the Student Government Association to create Veterans Appreciation Week that is now celebrated each year on campus. The organization also hosts movie screenings with Q&A sessions during the year, as well as hosting a banquet. Next year, there are plans to organize an orientation specifically for veterans. Transitional classes, which prove to be beneficial on numerous college campuses, are also a goal at UA.

assistance to Chelsea and her family financially and emotionally. “Everybody has been so supportive – all of her friends, her professors, and the university have been extremely supportive,� Kelle Thrash said. “We are so thankful and appreciative for that. It’s overwhelming. We feel so blessed.� The UA Acts of Kindness relief fund has helped the Thrash family. The Chelsea Thrash Medical Relief Fund was set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help the family with medical bills and costs. The relief fund has a Facebook page for all interested donors. On healthblog.ua.edu, Sarah DeBruin praised Chelsea Thrash’s strength, character and bravery when they encountered her the day of the tornado.

Chelsea Thrash said she looks forward to returning to school in the fall and having another great year at the Capstone. “I thank everybody for their support and their prayers, because they’ve been heard, and they’ve been granted,� she said. “I’m really excited to get back.� CBS News will feature Thrash’s story after filming her through her recovery process. “I feel so completely blessed,� Kelle Thrash said. “I’ve got a very special kid here. She was saved for some particular reason, and I can’t help but just thank God for that and praise him for being there for us and for saving her, and I know that he’s got wonderful plans made for her because she’s such an awesome kid.�

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High school teachers experiment with metals at the University during science camp

ABOVE LEFT: John Banks, a teacher at Velma Jackson High School in Madison, Miss., experiments with plating a penny in zinc to make a “silver penny.� ABOVE RIGHT: Kathy During, a teacher at Northside Middle School, runs a penny through a rolling mill to test the malleability of the metal last Tuesday. During participated in the ASM Material Science Camp held last week at the University. LEFT: Brookwood High School teacher Amy Jackson pours a mixture of melted tin and bismouth to experiment how different proportions of the two metals behave together. CW|Caitlin Trotter


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Page 10 • Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Editor • Tony Tsoukalas crimsonwhitesports @gmail.com

By O.P. Galt IV Contributing Writer @OPGaltIV

As he gets set for his senior season, Alabama men’s golfer Hunter Hamrick will be one of the top collegiate golfers in the nation and the leader for the Crimson Tide. In his career, Hamrick has amassed three collegiate victories, seven top-five finishes and shot 14 rounds in the 60’s. According to teammates and coaches, Hamrick has been nothing but a warrior for the Tide. That mentality was on full display this past June when he played in the NCAA Championship with a severe case of mononucleosis. After going in and out of the hospital for medicine and fluid, and against doctor’s recommendations to sit out, Hamrick helped carry the Crimson Tide to a 14th

in his time here. He has passion for his teammates and for our school. You want someone like that to be a leader in whatever you do, and he will be our leader on the golf course, for sure, all next year.” Since his freshman year, Hunter has improved in many aspects, on and off the golf course. When asked how he has seen Hamrick has improved since coming to Alabama, Seawell talked about how Hamrick’s maturity and leadership have given him a distinctive edge. “I think that his approach UA Athletics and his maturity [have gotten better] for sure,” Seawell said. Hunter Hamrick putts on the “I think he has gotten older, green. but I think of what happened at the NCAA’s when he was in place finish. “He is the heart and soul of and out of the hospital with a this program, of our team,” severe case of mono and the head coach Jay Sewell said. “He doctors said he shouldn’t play, cares. He has matured so much but he decided he was going to

play and how he gutted it out. The rounds at the NCAA’s this year really signified how he has matured as a player and how much of a leader he is for this program. The leader he has become – I think that is his biggest change: his leadership qualities since his freshman year.” While Hunter has great skill from tee to green, Seawell said Hamrick’s love for the game and excellent work ethic are his biggest strengths on the course. “He is a great player, and he became a great player, but his work ethic is unbelievable because he just loves trying to get better. I would say his work ethic and love of the game is infectious, and I think it is something that really motivates the other guys on our team.” Seawell also said Hamrick

and the team still have room to grow. “We had a chance to win the national championship,” Seawell said. “That last day we might have gotten a little ahead of ourselves, and we didn’t execute properly in that last round when we needed to, and so we will learn from the mistakes that we made and grow.” Hamrick’s goal is a little more clear-cut. “There is really only one goal, you know,” Hamrick said. “Since I’ve got here, we haven’t won a championship. I’ve won some tournaments over the past three years, but that really doesn’t mean a whole lot to me. It’s more about just winning a championship. Whether it’s an SEC or national championship, I would love to win both. But, I think it would be a little bit disappointing if we didn’t win one of those while I am here.”

Lets make a basketball bargain: more chaos for more coverage By Tony Tsoukalas @Tony_Tsoukalas Upon being promoted to sports editor at The Crimson White, one of the first problems brought to my attention were complaints by fans on the paper’s lack of basketball coverage last season. My initial response was: wait, we cover more than football? All jokes aside, despite being far and away the second most covered sport in Alabama, there are some people who feel the hoops coverage at Alabama is lacking. Alright, “Crimson Chaos,” I wanted you to know that not only was your response heard, I’ll do you one better. Lets make a deal. Somewhere in the midst of lining up the 500 football stories I plan to throw at you for next year, I found the time to pay some attention to the upcoming basketball season as well. You know what? We are going to have a pretty good team this

You want the media, give me the mayhem, and let chaos ensue.

year. Basketball crazies, this is your chance; it is a one-time opportunity. I plan on unleashing a full-on Hypezilla capable of sustaining any bit of basketball fever you have this season. I mean we are bringing out the stops; by the end of the season, I’ll be covering this team like a 15-year-old girl watching “Secret Life.” There won’t be an aspect of basketball that goes uncovered. Sound good? Thought so… However, I ask for one thing in return: actual crimson chaos. There is very little chaos about our basketball atmosphere. While I will admit, Coleman Coliseum was pretty electric during last season’s magical run leading to the NIT, it still isn’t enough. If you are going to

ask for a seat at the grown-up table, you are going to have to bring your A-game. Basically, if you want football-like hype, provide a football-like atmosphere. That means standing up, shouting until your lungs bleed and a bevy of unkind word missiles directed toward the other team’s players. Get mean, for goodness’ sake. Better yet, get “chaotic.” At Duke, they do that spirit finger thing – that’s cute; do something like that. Or that creepy chant thing they do in Kansas, that’s… different. Better yet, be unique and find your own thing; I don’t know, just make it cool. Use some of the antics that caught on last year. Cutouts of player’s heads? I’m for it. The fashion sense of a drunk Chris

Sager? Ok, I can go with it. But bring in that added element. Mississippi has those annoying cowbells, so one up them. What’s more annoying than a cowbell? A kazoo. I realize that due to NCAA rules and regulations, it is illegal to use artificial noisemakers during the game. Fine, use them during timeouts. I mean, what would be more frustrating than an army of kazoos being played as you are trying to make a play call during a crucial moment in the game? It would be ridiculous… ridiculously awesome, that is. Whatever you decide on, be original. No bodysuits, because nobody wants to see that and it has only been done a million other times. Also, enough with the whole picking one player to boo. Alright, we get it, no one likes this kid; but really, why even give him the added attention? Finally, I’m not saying get rid of the air ball chant, but this is a perfect opportunity to put a

spin on a classic. Put a rhyme to it, spice it up, and make it your own. Finally, like any other hyped up basketball team, this team needs a nickname. I am leaving it the hands of you, the public, to come up with this. I have racked my brain for ideas and have yet to come up with anything worthy enough to do the university justice. So, to help me put the finishing touches on the “Hype for Hoops” foundation, I am asking for name suggestions. Nothing lame like the Rising Tide (if that was your first choice, you might want to sit this one out. The team can use your help in another less creative way.) I will even go as far as to pick the best name and give a shout out to the creator in next week’s paper. You can email the names to crimsonwhitesports@gmail.com. May the best name win. So, we got a deal? You want the media, give me the mayhem, and let the chaos ensue.


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J-Train rolls forward into sophomore season By Jordan Bannister Sports Reporter jmbannister@crimson.ua.edu Rising sophomore Jackie Traina is powerhouse pitcher for the Alabama Crimson Tide softball team. Traina began her softball legacy in the heart of Naples, Fla., at the age of five with her parents, Mark and Lana, backing her all the way. “I feel like I’ve been playing softball forever, but I started out playing tee ball around five,” Traina said. “My parents have been so supportive, paying for every trip and every uniform. With all of the traveling and the early practices, I would say that they’ve been a major driving force behind my success.” Traina knew from a young age that if she worked hard to sharpen her skills, that one day her efforts would pay off in full. By high school, Traina was no stranger to the fast-pitch scene. At Naples High School in 2008, under Coach Robert Iamurri, Traina was named Gatorade’s Florida Player of the Year. In the same season, her team won the 4A State Championship Tournament, helping earn her the 4A

Jackie Traina takes the plate at a softball game last season. Traina looks to build on her freshman year success.

JACKIE TRAINA • 19-5 record pitching • 1.70 ERA • .351 batting average • 13 home runs • 45 RBI Pitcher of the Year and Under Armor All-American titles. In 2009, Traina focused on her league ball position on the ESPN All-American team. She then gained a spot on the NFCA Louisville Slugger AllStar team later that year. Her participation in the Louisville Slugger team carried over into 2010, which was her final season on the high school playing level. “League ball was defiantly a transitional step towards college ball,” Traina said. After committing and signing to play at The University of Alabama, Traina kicked off her career with a pair of wins on the road at the Hibbet Sports/ Easton All-Alabama Classic in

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Vestavia Hills, Ala. “The transition to college ball has been really fast paced,” Traina said. “It’s a lot more demanding, and they just expect so much more out of you. ” On Feb. 21, 2011, Traina was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week by the league office and

took home the season’s first weekly title for the Tide. Traina pitched her first no-hitter in late May against Jacksonville State, 8-0, and has been named an All-Region competitor this year. Her collegiate career is off to a strong start with a 19-5 season record and a 1.70 ERA. Off the mound, Traina also

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Top three football traditions in the SEC By Brett Hudson Hi, my name is Brett, and I’m an ESPN-aholic. Coming from this ESPN addiction, I saw ESPN’s “SportsNation” most recent big project, ranking the top 16 college football traditions and then putting them into a bracket, March Madness style, voted upon by the ESPN.com website visitors. It was a pretty good list overall, including the Ohio State band forming the script Ohio before each home game and the Notre Dame “Play Like a Champion” sign. But of course, in typical sports writer fashion, I had some differing opinions. So, I decided to compile my Top Three Traditions in Southeastern Conference Football. But first, my honorable mention is LSU’s tradition of wearing white at home. LSU is the only college football team in the nation that does this. Even Oregon doesn’t wear white at home, and they have a wardrobe comparable to Lady Gaga’s. The only reason this tradition did not make the list is because it was just decided that LSU would wear white by Paul Dietzel, coach of the 1958 national championship team. The lack of an interesting back-story cost the Tigers a spot on this list.

3: Running through the ‘T’ The No. 3 tradition in SEC football has to be the grand entrance of the Tennessee Volunteers, running through the “T”. If there is anything I’m not, it’s a Tennessee fan. But, seeing the Pride of the Southland marching band form that T on the field and pave the way for the Volunteers to enter the field, greeted by screaming fans in one of the loud-

youtube.com The Crimson Tideʼs traditions video comes in at number one on this list of top traditions in the SEC. est facilities in the nation, Neyland Stadium, it’s definitely worthy of making this list.

2: Uga The second-best tradition in SEC football, hands down, is Uga, Georgia’s live bulldog mascot. In the words of the Georgia fan base, this is a “damn good dog.” Uga is hallowed as a dog god amongst the UGA fan base, and the ceremonies for the retirement of Uga, known as the passing of the bone, are remarkable and quite a spectacle “Between the Hedges.” What got Uga on this list are the strong ties the Georgia fan base have with this fixture of Bulldog football history. There is even a special mausoleum for the remains of Previous Ugas in Sanford Stadium. Plus, Uga even took a mighty chomp at former Auburn player Robert Baker, cementing Uga’s spot as one of the Georgia community in showing an intense hatred

I see Kenny Stabler’s run in the mud, George Teague highstepping into the end zone in the 1992 National Championship rout of Miami, Terrence Cody blocking the kick versus Tennessee and Van Tiffin making his 52-yard field goal to beat Auburn, and I get goose bumps. Chills running down my spine. The whole nine yards. for Auburn. I guess even dogs are smart enough to hate Auburn. Drumroll, please.

1: Our tradition is built on… The No. 1 tradition in SEC football is…the tradition video played before every home game at Bryant-Denny Stadium. When I’m standing in the student section watching that video start, seeing all the epic moments in Alabama football history and all the great players that have given Alabama its storied history, it’s an invaluable experience. It’s not just for the Alabama faithful either. I still remember when

Hawaii came to Tuscaloosa for the season opener in 2006. Walking through Bryant Museum and seeing all the green and black, almost evenly proportional with the crimson, it is clear that fan bases across the nation have an appreciation for the Crimson Tide’s tradition. I see Kenny Stabler’s run in the mud, George Teague high-stepping into the end zone in the 1992 National Championship rout of Miami, Terrence Cody blocking the kick versus Tennessee and Van Tiffin making his 52-yard field goal to beat Auburn, and I get goose bumps. Chills running down my spine. The whole nine yards. When it comes right down to it, “I ain’t never been nothin’ but a winner.”

shines as a hitter with a .351 batting average, 13 home runs, .687 slugging percentage, 46 hits, no errors and 23 runs. On top of everything else, Traina has acquired quite a fan base at Alabama, and the love of the crowd really helps her step her game up. “The team as a whole has the best fans in the country,”

Traina said. “It is absolutely incredible to have fans of my own. They give us all so much extra energy and all of the support we need no matter what. They are so important to us.” With the Tide losing players due to graduation, Traina will be a vital part in the Tide’s continuing success over the next few years.


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Watering holes to keep you cool in July By Hannah Muncher Contributing Writer

July is almost always the hottest month of the year for Alabama residents. Here are a few places you can go to stay cool.

Lake Lurleen, 14 miles from campus Named after Alabama’s only female governor, Lake Lurleen State Park, which is located in Coker, has something for just about everyone. For $3, one has access to swimming areas, boat ramps, boat rentals, fishing areas, picnic tables, hiking trails and more. A state fishing license is required to fish, but licenses are available for purchase inside the park. Park hours are from 7 a.m. to sunset each day. For more information, visit alapark.com/ lakelurleen.

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to its three docks, Binion Creek also has a public access boat ramp.

Little Cahaba River, 44 miles from campus Looking to cool down and spend a lazy day on the river? Then travel east on Highway 82 to Brierfield, where you can float down the Little Cahaba River, a 6.7-mile ride with two three-foot drops that will add challenge and excitement to your lazy river ride. Remember, the ride can be rough at times, so be sure to wear clothes that will protect your skin from scrapes and bruises. Tubes can be rented at the Brierfield access point. For more information, visit outdooralabama.com.

Shark Tooth Creek, Binion Creek at Lake 49 miles from Tuscaloosa, 16 miles campus from campus Though closed for the first If you love to fish, Binion Creek is the spot for you. Located on the north end of Lake Tuscaloosa on Highway 43, Binion Creek is more fertile, has lower water visibilities and is generally a better place for fishing than other parts of the lake. Binion Creek is home to numerous sport fish including spotted bass, largemouth bass and blue gill, and it even served as the launching site for the B.A.S.S. Federation Qualifying Tournament in 2001. In addition

half of July, Shark Tooth Creek Adventures will begin taking calls for appointments on July 13. Shark Tooth Creek is located on Highway 14 in Aliceville, and your adventure can start anywhere: with canoeing, hunting for shark teeth, fishing, swimming or even camping. The campground, which overlooks 75 acres of water, has picnic, Lake Lurleen State Park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors this cooking and showering areas. boating, fishing, hiking and more. Firewood is also available for is a great way to finish off any anyone looking to have a late- wood and fire ring Fishing: Catch and release busy day. Here are a few places night bonfire. All visits are by in Tuscaloosa that offer riverappointment only, and rates are catfish – $5.00 per person Shark Tooth Creek T-shirts – front dining: as follows: $15.00 The Cypress Inn Restaurant, For more information, visit located on Rice Mine Rd., serves Shark Tooth Creek: $20.00 sharktoothcreek.com or call southern-style cuisine and uses per person only original recipes and the Canoeing: $40.00 per canoe, (205) 373-2605. freshest ingredients. Also, The per day; includes shuttle and Cypress Inn also has happy eight-mile trip that lasts approxion The Cypress Inn sand mately 4 hours Dinner on the Black hour bar and outdoor deck. Happy hour runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Pavilion & Camp Grounds: Warrior River, five Monday through Friday, with $4 Primitive camping: appetizers and drink specials. $5.00 per person, per night; miles from campus The Cypress Inn is located on 501 includes restrooms, showers, A romantic dinner on the river Rice Mine Rd. outdoor cooking facilities, fire-

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Wintzell’s Oyster House, located on the banks of the Black Warrior, serves everything from salads and sandwiches to fresh seafood and their famous oysters. Happy hour is also served Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Specials consist of $5 pitchers, raw dozens and appetizers. The Bama Belle is Tuscaloosa’s very own dinner cruise. The Bama Belle, a modern-day replica of a 1900s-style paddleboat, offers dinner, sunset, private party charters and special cruises.


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Woody Allen’s latest success signals career renaissance By Erich Hilkert As of July 1, Woody Allen’s latest, “Midnight in Paris”, has grossed over $31 million, his biggest box office success in 25 years. It has done so over a long span, a sign of critical praise and strong word-ofmouth through audiences themselves. Meanwhile, the much hypedup “The Green Lantern” opened strong through an unbelievably expensive marketing campaign, then fizzled, at least in part due to reviews where all the critics could do was shake their heads, with prospective m ov i e g o e r s wa t c h i n g audiences leaving the film and shaking their heads, too. With Allen’s next film, featuring a cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin and Allen himself and scheduled to begin shooting in Rome sometime this month, Allen may still witness a latecareer renaissance. Going back 25 years, Allen saw the release of his most successful film to date, “Hannah and Her Sisters.” The movie has grossed $40 million, and some consider it his best work. With this film, along with the later “Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Allen showed an uncanny ability to balance heavy dramatic elements with delirious comedy. Hannah (Mia Farrow) and her two sisters of the title (Barbara Hershey and Dianne Wiest), along with Hannah’s husband Elliot (Michael Caine) are primarily involved in the more serious drama, while Allen’s Mickey character provides most of the laughs. The use of voiceover has rarely been more effective in film. We can understand how awkward Elliot can be and how he is never able to get his heart and mind in the same place and keep intent and action together. He is one of the most convincingly awkward characters committed to screen, convincing in large part due to his voiceover and also a strong performance from Michael Caine. The voiceover is also effective in showing Holly’s deep insecurities and Lee’s confusion. Finally, we are able to get inside Mickey, the hypochondriac, which leads to many comic moments. Mickey’s hypochondria manifests itself beyond the physical into a spiritual crisis, which leads to heavy questions of existence, knowledge and the afterlife, as well as more comic moments. Mickey tries a conversion to Catholicism, which fails. His parents are hysterical that he won’t give Judaism a proper try. Finally, he takes literature from a Hare Krishna practitioner and knows it can’t possibly work out. Through this crisis, Mickey

rottentomatoes.com Woody Allenʼs latest movie “Midnight in Paris” stars Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams and is now in theatres.

I am hopeful that despite being 75 and having given us a lot already, he will continue to be successful for years to come.

comes to realize that life isn’t meaningless. Some of the big questions may never produce answers, but if our worst fears are confirmed, life’s still worth living. Fittingly enough, he reaches this conclusion while watching a film. Indeed, films, like all great art, have the power to overwhelm our emotions, give us a feeling of transcendence and can make us feel happy to be alive. “Hannah and Her Sisters” is an impressive feat for Allen. He reaches a new maturity in some of his camera work and editing, which is due to the critical multiple voiceovers and multiple flashbacks. The script itself is also quite good, being not only funny, but also giving depth to multiple

characters, some of whom don’t have a wealth of time on-screen. The acting is first-rate all around, featuring several small yet strong parts, including a relatively unknown Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Burn After Reading), as well as Daniel Stern, Carrie Fisher, Julie Kavner, John Turturro, Sam Waterston and Lewis Black. The fact that Allen’s writing, directing and acting in “Hannah and Her Sisters” yields such results is a testament to his singular talent. I am hopeful that despite being 75 and having given us a lot already, he will continue to be successful for years to come.

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Arts Council seeks funding for downtown arts center By Mari Johnson Staff Reporter mjohnson6@crimson.ua.edu

After receiving a $1.4 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Tuscaloosa Arts Council has revamped its website to include a new page: one all about their quest to build a new Cultural Arts Center in downtown Tuscaloosa. Sandra Wolfe, executive director of the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, said she believes the new arts center will help bring the people of Tuscaloosa together by providing a location for all art programs to collaborate. “It’ll be a spot for students as well,” Wolfe said. “It’s for many UA students and Shelton students who are artists and don’t have a studio to create in. Now they’ll have a home.” The new Cultural Arts Center will be located in the 1907 Allen Jemison Building on the corner of 7th Street and Greensboro Avenue. Alyssa Dinberg, an intern of the arts council, said the new center will offer gallery space, a black box theater and arts offices for the Tuscaloosa Symphony, along with other amenities. “Some other things are in the works for the second floor, but we can’t give out specifics yet,” she said. The council is taking donations to aid in construction for the new arts center. Wolfe said without the funds to build the center, they will not be able to accomplish their plan to add the new building. “The city has done their part with the grant, and we

need to go in and create the space,” Wolfe said. “We have raised $350,000 so far. We’ve also received $60,000 from the Alabama State Arts Council.” The council has also redesigned their website to make it more user-friendly. Subata Corporation, a locally owned design company, designed and built the new website with the help of Sawaya Consulting. Dinberg said they were a pleasure to work with and did an incredible job. “The old website was much harder to navigate as a viewer,” Dinberg said. “Finding the calendar of events was complicated and it just had an outdated feel. The new website has a fresh, clean feel to it while still holding a unique and creative design. Items are laid out much clearer and are much easier to find.” The new website features three new unique headers, each complimenting the purpose of the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, the new Cultural Arts Center and the Bama Theatre. It also comes equipped with calendars of events for each section and a virtual calculator of the council’s donation progress. Wolfe said they have a special event planned for the opening of the new Cultural Arts Center. “We will definitely have a big kick off,” Wolfe said. “When we can actually go in, we will have something for donators to go in and look around at what the building will look like and what has been done.” To find out more about the new Cultural Arts Center and the Tuscaloosa Arts Council, visit tuscarts.org.

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Kentuck Art Center hosts exhibit displaying tornado-inspired works By Robert Moore Contributing Writer Two months after 9 devastating tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa, we are still seeing the creative community come together to help those in need. The Kentuck Art Center of downtown Northport will be hosting an exhibit called “April 2011: Turmoil and Transcendence”, beginning this Thursday, July 7. Artists from around the state have come together to express how they felt in response to the April 27 tornado. Kentuck called for artists near and far to submit work relating to the tornado, and they are accepting artwork up until June 30. A news release from Kentuck stated, “As we are dealing with these incalculable losses, the importance of art as self-expression, as communication and as therapy is ever more clear.” Artwork of any medium was accepted with no entry fee, and proceeds from sales of work in the exhibition will be divided 80/20, with 80 percent going to United Way of West Alabama for tornado relief and 20 percent to Kentuck for covering the cost of the exhibit. “This show provides a venue for artists to share some of their work related to this devastating experience as a step in maintaining and broadening community,” said Jackie Lambert, a parent of a UA student who will be visiting

CW File Beginning Thursday night, Kentuck Art Center is hosting an exhibit showing art inspired by the April 27 tornado.

IF YOU GO... • What: “April 2011: Turmoil and

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Transcendence” exhibit in response to the April 27 tornado

day night from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will fun from July 7 to July 31.

• Where: The Kentuck Art Center in downtown Northport Tuscaloosa this weekend. She said this is her first time visiting Tuscaloosa since the storm happened, and she is anxious to see the exhibit. An artist in her spare time, she knows how one’s craft is a great means of expression, and she said she is glad Kentuck gave artists the opportunity to

do this. “Everyone is feeling something, and it is a great thing to be able to get those emotions out of you and share them with the world,” Lambert said. Brandon Refour, a rising sophomore, is also excited about the exhibit. Refour said he was really happy when the

“Tuscaloosa Runs This” eBook was released, giving writers and artists the chance to express themselves. The exhibit will kick off this Thursday night at Kentuck’s monthly art night, which lasts from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run from July 7 through July 31.

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