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TUESDAY AUGUST 27, 2013 VOLUME 120 ISSUE 14 Serving The University of Alabama since 1894

CW | Austin Bigoney Army ROTC students participate in a reconnassaince training exercise as part of UA coursework.

Donate blood WHAT: American Red Cross Blood Drive WHEN: Noon - 6 p.m. WHERE: Ferguson Center Ballroom

Student life WHAT: Hey Y’all Campaign WHEN: Noon WHERE: 132 Mary Burke East

Study Abroad open house WHAT: Capstone International Program Open House WHEN: 1 - 4 p.m. WHERE: 135 B.B. Comer Hall

New student event WHAT: CHES New Student Reception WHEN: 4 - 5:30 p.m. WHERE: 10 Doster Hall

Honors meet and greet WHAT: Honors Weekly Coffee Hour WHEN: 7 - 8 p.m. WHERE: Ridgecrest South Lobby

By Jessica Smith | Contributing Writer A few miles from campus in Cottondale, Ala., The University of Alabama’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps performed a land navigation exercise. The temperature was hot and the students were only given a compass, map and protractor to guide them to at least five different checkpoints in the woods. Capt. Jack Benford, assistant professor of military science, said the land navigation exercise builds confidence and trust in the students. “It’s a challenge; it’s creative thinking, and it’s building a base for their leadership as they grow and continue,” Benford said.


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Beamer praises Crimson Tide team Head coach cites upcoming game as chance for growth By Marc Torrence | Sports Editor The differences between now and the last time Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer saw the Alabama Crimson Tide in a game could go on forever. Since the 2009 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game – a 34-24 Alabama victory – the Crimson Tide has won three BCS National Championships, two SEC Championships, saw its first Heisman Trophy winner, and signed three No. 1 recruiting classes. The list goes on and on. So why schedule Alabama again? “You can look at it one of two ways,” Beamer said Monday during a conference call with reporters. “I think you get a very accurate assessment of your football team. It’s not many times that you actually play

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the No. 1 team in the country, so there’s a lot to play for. I think there’s some pluses; there’s always some minuses because they’re such a tough, tough team to beat. You have to play certainly mistake-free and all those things. I think there’s some pluses and minuses whichever way you go. We’re gonna look at the pluses and see exactly where our football is and go from there.” Beamer heaped praise on coach Nick Saban and Alabama during the nearly 20-minute call. He named all of Alabama’s strengths right down to the punter, noting Cody Mandell’s yards-per-punt average last year. “Haven’t found one yet,” Beamer said when asked about a potential weakness. “They’re like us; they’ve got a couple of new guys in the offensive line, but a couple of those guys are preseason AllAmericans. I don’t think they have a SEE BEAMER PAGE 7




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information in a short amount of time. The University’s ROTC program has grown significantly in the past year. There are 174 students enrolled this year, which is a jump from 131 last year. Benford said the freshman class alone grew by 60 percent, and scholarship numbers have also increased from four scholarships last year to 16 this year. Kemmerly said he thinks the increase in students has to do with how well the University is doing. He said along with the help of Nick Saban and the Paul “Bear” Bryant, recruitment focuses on the history of the military of the University. “Alabama was a military school in 1860,” Kemmerly said. “Just the history alone should be an inspiration for the cadets to come here.” Kemmerly said he focuses on confidence


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Army Cadet Maj. Evan Horner, a senior majoring in chemistry, said the biggest benefit of being in the ROTC program is the opportunity to lead soldiers when he graduates. At first, Horner tried a different route before joining the program but knew ROTC was where he needed to be. “I will be a fourth-generation military service member,” Horner said. “I knew this was where home was. I had grown up with it and it’s where I feel comfortable.” Benford said cadets are required to take a military science course two times a week, which counts for a three-hour course, and commit to physical training three times a week at 6 a.m. Lt. Col. Ken Kemmerly, professor of military science and chair of the department, said the first two years of the program are like “drinking from a fire hose” for the cadets. Kemmerly said they learn so much


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Honoring Moore with helmet decal Crimson Tide football players will honor the late Mal Moore for the 2013 season with new stickers that will appear on the back of the players’ helmets. UA Athletics made this announcement by posting a photo on its Instagram account.

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Sophomore earns bronze in high jump Alabama sophomore Justin Fondren earned a bronze medal for the United States in the high jump at the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championships in Medellin, Colombia. Fondren’s best clearance on Sunday was 6 feet, 11 3/4 inches (2.13 meters). Compiled by Jennifer LaMonaca

New art center to open A new venue for art exhibits, live music performances and other events will be open for visitors beginning Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The Dinah Washington Arts Center, formed in honor of a Tuscaloosa native and blues artist, can be found at the corner of Greensboro Avenue and 7th Street in downtown Tuscaloosa. The center will also serve as the rehearsal space for the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers and wedding receptions. The grand opening is set for Aug. 29, the birthday of the center’s namesake who became known as the “queen of blues.” The University of Alabama has its own gallery at the center and will open with the exhibit “A Magic Carpet Ride: Rugs from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price.” It will remain at the center until Oct. 24. Paintings by local artist James Conner will be featured in the Arts Council Gallery from Aug. 29 Sept. 26. For more information on the opening night festivities, visit

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CW | Austin Bigoney Members of the Crimsonettes practice adjacent to the Million Dollar Band in preparation for their 42nd year of activity.



WHAT: Umoja:The Spirit of Unity WHEN: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. WHERE: Paul R. Jones Gallery WHAT: University Libraries Fair WHEN: 10 - 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 205 Gorgas Library




WHAT: Fun Karaoke WHEN: 4 p.m. WHERE: Rhythm and Brews

WHAT: Midnight Pancakes WHEN: Midnight WHERE: Alabama Wesley Foundation

WHAT: Reese Phifer Scavenger Hunt WHEN: 3:15 p.m. WHERE: Reese Phifer Rotunda

WHAT: Cicada Rhythm WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Green Bar

WHAT: Stargazing WHEN: 10 p.m. - midnight WHERE: Gallallee Hall Observatory

WHAT: Get on Board Day WHEN: 5 p.m. WHERE: 7th Avenue

WHAT: Umoja: The Spirit of Unity WHEN: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. WHERE: Paul R. Jones Gallery

WHAT: Casting Crowns with Francesca Battttelli WHEN: 7 p.m. WHERE: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

WHAT: Hey Y’all Campaign WHEN: Noon WHERE: 132 Mary Burke East

WHAT: Nothin’ Special WHEN: 10 p.m. WHERE: Rhythm and Brews


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SGA presents plans for fall initiatives By Sarah Elizabeth Tooker | Assistant News Editor The University of A l a b a m a ’s Student Government Association recapped summer events and discussed upcoming initiatives at its first executive council meeting Monday evening in the Ferguson Student Center. Executive Vice President Will Pylant said the campaign he was most excited about working on this year was Campus Connect, a program that began a few years ago to help student organizations know the various tools SGA has in place for them. “We send speakers from SGA exec to go to student organization meetings and inform them of what they need to be aware of, like FAC funding,” Pylant said. On the subject of Financial Affairs Committee funding – the SGA program that offers financial aid to student organizations – Vice President of Financial Affairs Chris Willis said the group has nearly $60,000 to allocate at its next two meetings this fall since the SGA’s fiscal year does not renew until Oct. 1. “We really want to use as much of this money as possible because what we don’t use does not

automatically transfer back into our account, and that’s unfortunate,” he said. Willis also said the planned expenses of the SGA for fall 2013 were approximately $19,651 and the group has $20,000 in actual liquid assets. Chief Justice Benjamin Sleight, who is in charge of handling student football ticket appeals, said last year the group saw about 800 to 900 appeals, but with all of the changes made this year to the ticketing system, the group will probably see more than 1,200 appeals. “To deal with this increase, I’ve assigned another justice,” Sleight said. “And appeal time [is] also being reduced from four minutes to less than one, so that’s good.” Vice President of Student Affairs Hamilton Bloom said there is a new initiative his group will look into this year called McKay Meters Parking, an effort that would attempt to make parking more efficient on certain areas of campus. “This program would provide more 30 minute parking slots and then students could pay for 30 more minutes through a machine,” Bloom said. “This would help in high traffic areas like the Ferg for people who are just looking to grab a Starbucks.”

Bloom also said he was in the process of putting together a Know Your Rights with Police event for students this fall. “The idea is that students could come to the Ferg for a free seminar explaining their rights with police officers,” Bloom said. “Because a lot of people don’t know what their rights are.” Vice President for External Affairs Parker Graham also said there is an initiative his team was beginning to work on for the fall semester, tentatively named Capstone Campaigners. “With election season coming up, politicians want help and several students want help getting their foot in the door,” Graham said. “We want to gather a pool of students and distribute them throughout the city to local legislators and maybe we can even get them involved as interns on campaigns.” Carolyn Fulmer, the SGA’s office manager and program assistant, also addressed the group’s soon departure from the Ferguson Student Center due to various construction projects. “We were originally scheduled to move out of the Ferg in December, but now it’s bumped back to the first week in March,” Fulmer said.

WHAT TO KNOW New programs for coming year: • Campus Connect - Created a few years ago, it helps student organizations be aware of tools SGA has to offer. • McKay Meters Parking - A service that will provide a way for students to pay for 30 extra minutes in a 30-minute parking spot. • Capstone Campaigners - A program to help interested students get involved with local legislators and campaigns. • Know Your Rights with Police event This seminar, with police involvement, will allow students to fully understand their rights.




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Hive Bang Gaming CW | Belle Newby By Jason Frost | Contributing Writer

innovation Hive Bang Gaming, modeling their business after the popular PC Bangs in Korea, social centers where gamers meet, play together and occasionally engage in tournaments. “Me and [John] both grew up playing games,” Joey said. “SEGA, Nintendo – all the way up to now. It’s always been something that brings people

Brothers John and Joey Hamilton had been moving in huge shipments of electronics all week. Their father, also an avid gamer, helps a friend install lights in the ceiling nearby. Their family’s dream of resurrecting the arcade is nearly complete. They call their Tuscaloosa

together. It’s competitive; it’s a little here-and-there, but it’s always in good fun. That’s our draw.” With their business fully stocked with rows of 1080p HDTVs, Playstation 3s, Xbox 360s and NVIDIA 700 – series PC gaming platforms one of which is 3D – the Hamilton brothers hope their arcade will be a place where col-

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lege students can congregate regularly. “If you come in as the FPS guy, and that’s all you play, I might try to open you up to a new kind of game, or maybe an FPS you’ve never seen before,” John said. “We’ll have all the new stuff everyone’s talking about, but we want to have stuff people can discover. Our whole philosophy is old school LAN party. You want to bring an Atari 2600 in? I’ll slap that bad boy on the 70-inch and we’ll play PONG.” When they start bringing in PS4s and XBOX One consoles, Hive Bang Gaming plans to open all its single-player and multiplayer stations, including a Kinect and Rock Band room, during its soft launch on Sept. 4 – though not officially slated for a grand opening until 2014. “We’re going to be guided by who shows up,” John said. “If everybody shows up wanting to play “League of Legends” or “Street Fighter”, we’re going to try and hook those people up together, get the social aspect going. We want to see how well we sell before we really hold a lot of events.” The Hamilton brothers have not yet set pricing and hours, since they both attend graduate school at The University of Alabama and are still “touchand-go” about sales, but they

said the hope to one day start holding weekend lock-ins and including outlets for “old school gamers” like their father. To supplement their costs, they will sell food and drinks, as well as offer PC diagnostics and repairs that they predict will undercut the cost of competitors. “We’ve got 200-square yards of extra land out there. If this goes well, we hope to break down that wall and expand,” Joey said. As far as the name goes, John gave a bit of clarification.

“What is a hive? A hive is bustling. It’s all about activity,” John said, “We want to be the hive of gaming in Tuscaloosa – to have all gaming activity, events and stuff, to flow through here. We both grew up in the 1980s, so we never got to go into the big arcades. They were mature, adult places. We want to bring that back. There’s nothing else like this in Tuscaloosa.” For more information on Hive Bang Gaming, visit its website at or like the store on Facebook for regular updates about its launch.

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Renovations to Rounders increase business By Jessica Smith | Contributing Writer Bar-hopping without actually leaving the bar was the goal in renovating Rounders, a popular student venue on the Strip. On A-Day weekend, Rounders debuted its new renovations: a rooftop deck, a Vegas-like backroom and a downstairs sports bar. The renovations were made to increase business and give the University of Alabma community a place to have a good time, Grant McCabe, the bar’s owner, said. Almost immediately

after Rounders opened its doors, it saw an increase in customers, and its allowed occupancy increased from 290 to 863, McCabe said. He also said they had the best summer they’ve ever had. “With all the students they’ve added this year … we expect a big increase in customers,” he said. “This is the best football lineup we’ve had in quite some time.” The amount of money spent on renovations hasn’t been released, but McCabe said they spent five times more than anticipated.

CW | Kalyn-Wright Davis Major improvements include the addition of a rooftop patio, downstairs stage with garage-door style opening, and a revamped back room. “We’re happy that we did what we did, and we don’t regret any of it,” McCabe said. The rooftop was the biggest change for Rounders. It was added to host live bands, DJs and house music. McCabe said he wanted to transform Rounders into a bar where students didn’t have to go to different places to make their group happy. “Our goal was to provide three different atmospheres all in one venue to entertain everybody,” McCabe said. Emily Nieman, a senior majoring in Spanish, said she loves the new renova-

Rounders used to be so small and crowded, but now I can enjoy myself and be in a clean, fun environment. — Emily Nieman tions because of its size wincrease and the rooftop deck. “Rounders used to be so small and crowded, but now I can enjoy myself and be in a clean, fun environment,” Nieman said. “I like the

theme nights they have and not having to pay cover on Thursdays.” Rounders is hosting Tune Tuesdays, where they will give away more than $500 in prizes. In the past, they have awarded gift cards for Woods & Water and Victoria’s Secret, but McCabe said once concert season starts at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, they plan on giving away tickets to go with the “tune” theme. General Manager Grey Standridge said Rounders would also be holding several other themed events

weekly. “We are also hosting Western Wednesday with $1 Budweiser’s and $1 whiskey drinks,” Standridge said. Rounders is also not charging cover on Thursday nights for the 21-and-over crowd, offering free party room rentals Monday through Wednesday, and has a VIP section upstairs and in the back room, McCabe said. McCabe said the main goal was to give Rounders a clean, upbeat feel and for groups of friends not to have to bar-hop, making Rounders the place to go for every experience.

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Voting rights still threatened

Rich Robinson By Rich Robinson | Staff Columnist Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963 will forever flutter in our national consciousness as a benchmark on the path to increased equality for all Americans. That day witnessed a human wave of anger, idealism and hope on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fast-forward 50 years. The better angels in most people have won the day, and blatant racism is now on the run. We see this acutely on campus where the wounds of state-sponsored segregation have mostly healed. It should be a hope of our generation to push it deeper into remission. In the age of Obama, conservatism has become desperate on the national level. A democratic leaning “coalition of the ascendant,” comprised of young people, Hispanics, African Americans and women have ended white male control over presidential politics. Naturally you would think that the GOP would recognize this and try to moderate their message. Perhaps a comprehensive immigration reform bill would give them a chance to compete for Hispanic votes. Maybe they can focus on improving the economic conditions of poor Americans without demonizing welfare recipients. At the very least they should probably stop saying completely racist things. Nope. Just ask Rep. Steve King what he thinks of illegal immigrants. Instead of real change in the party, they have decided to make voting harder for people who don’t vote for them. Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) limited early voting, which resulted in outrageously long lines in many Democratic leaning precincts during the 2012 elections. These politically motivated actions have been happening everywhere possible. It’s not even a secret. The Pennsylvania Republican House Leader admitted that his state’s voting law requirements would help Mitt Romney. During summer 2012, I had the opportunity to intern at the Democratic Party headquarters in Washington D.C. One encounter sticks out in my mind more than any other. Late on an otherwise regular weekday, a black man walked into the basement of party headquarters. My boss and I shuffled out to greet the new arrivals as we always did, but then I realized who was passing the threshold: Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.). It was the first time I was ever really star-struck. Lewis was the youngest person to speak during the March on Washington. He was a freedom rider beaten close to death in his youth. An Alabama native, he served as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and studied at the feet of Dr. King. After recording a radio ad for his campaign back, I asked to take a picture with him. When I told him I went to Alabama, his eyes lit up. He was transported back to a different time in history. The dramatic change and the starkness of the moment brought me close to tears. He held on to my arm as he told various tales of the past. While our conversation lasted no more than five minutes, it felt like a religious experience. Lewis is as close as we can get to the essence of Dr. King and the civil rights movement now. When he talks, we should all listen. “I gave a little blood … for that right to vote,” Lewis said at a 50th anniversary rally commemorating the March on Washington a few days ago. “I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us.” Rich Robinson is a junior majoring in telecommunication and film. His column runs weekly on Tuesdays.

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Same-sex unions not equal

Claire Chretien By Claire Chretien | Staff Columnist The left has done a phenomenal job framing the marriage debate as one about “marriage equality.” This is an appealing slogan, but it implies that same-sex unions are the same as those between a man and a woman. By their very nature, they aren’t. Marriage brings a man and a woman together for life. The core purpose of this union, which has been advantageous to building civilizations throughout human history, is to create and nurture children. Unfortunately,

lacks a public purpose. Marriage is different from emotional unions that lack a procreative nature. Additionally, it would be a disaster for those who believe in small government if aggressively liberal politicians and judges forced genderless marriage on society. Marriage does what government can’t do. Not only is marriage an economic engine that lifts people out of poverty, but it is also the best department of health care, welfare and education that children can have. When children can’t get what they need at home, government tries to pick up the slack. That means more spending and more debt. It’s become nearly impossible to even have a civil conversation about the nature of marriage and the intrinsic differences between men and women without being personally attacked. The hysterical left and the culture of political correctness that pervades the United States declare any person who disagrees with redefining marriage a hateful bigot, regardless of the reasons he or she presents to back this position. Take a look at what happened when the president of Chick-fil-A spoke about his support of marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Claire Chretien is a junior majoring in public relations and American studies. Her column runs biweekly on Tuesdays.


Textbooks 1st step toward affordable education

Will Gonzalez By Will Gonzalez | Staff Columnist College bookstores should exist to serve students and help provide them cheap and quick access to their required textbooks; however, the SUPe Store is no longer a resource for the student body. Instead, it is another way The University of Alabama is attempting to increase its revenue. There are two important distinctions that need to be made before any conversation about the SUPe Store can be had. First, one of the biggest contributing factors to the price of textbooks is that our perspective of what textbooks actually cost has

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children’s needs have been largely overlooked as our country has debated whether we should dramatically redefine the institution of marriage. Redefining marriage to be between two women, two men or a “polyamorous” trio selfishly puts the desires of adults before the needs of children. Such redefinition undermines marriage’s most fundamental purpose and does a great disservice to children who benefit from having both a mother and a father. Redefining marriage ignores the basic complementarity of men and women. A man and a woman can create children and shape their lives in different yet valuable and equally important ways. And while two men can both be good fathers, neither can be a mother. Although not all marriages result in children, a married couple’s infertility is incidental, whereas a same-sex couple’s sterility is inherent. An infertile married couple can still comprehensively unite in a way that is procreative in nature, even if not in effect. Same-sex unions don’t have a public purpose the way marriage does. Although marriage is a private union, its purpose – children – is very public. Children, who need mothers and fathers, are the future of our society whom the state has an interest in protecting. It’s unnecessary for the state to extend legal recognition to an inherently private relationship, such as a same-sex one, because such a relationship

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been severely altered by our school systems. Every textbook you have ever seen prior to college was most likely severely subsidized by taxpayer dollars or private schools. The cold hard truth is that college text books cost more because the raw cost of production is high, often due to the large chunks of money that has to go to publishing companies, and there isn’t a good way to change that. What the University should do to help mitigate those costs is ensure that the SUPe Store is attempting to give students access to textbooks at the cheapest possible prices. Second, it is important to remember that the University is a living organism that responds to the needs and wants of current and prospective students. The administration is trapped in a situation where it has to meet ever increasing demands of the students without raising tuition to intolerable levels. However, I don’t agree that the SUPe Store is one of the places to make up this revenue. I believe the University SUPe Store should be doing everything it can to provide market value prices to students. Take the Survey of Special Education Accommodation Strategies (SPE 300) as an example. The required textbook supposedly runs about $130. The SUPe Store only offers the loose leaf copy for about $130, and if you never look into it you would think you paid fair market price for it. However, directly from

the publishers website the loose leaf copy costs about $110, and online retailers like Amazon and Chegg offer the same book for significantly cheaper. The $20 markup amounts to pennies on the dollar for the $600 million University. However, for students — especially those who work or are from low-income families — these dollars are things like gas, food and housing. The SUPe Store seems unable or unwilling to compete with just about any other book retailer, yet the University still aggressively campaigns for students to use the SUPe Store. The campus community should put pressure on the administration to take the opposite approach with the SUPe Store. If anything it should be operating as a nonprofit or even at a loss. It is time for a frank and open conversation between the students and the administration about the kind of University we want to have. The University can either focus on the actual needs of the entire student body or it can continue to focus on the wants of a few small groups on campus. We can either prioritize expensive dorms and excess, or we can focus on creating a more affordable, better education. Will Gonzalez is a sophomore majoring in education. His column runs biweekly on Tuesdays.



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Rotary House gives residents sense of home International, UA students find common ground, solidarity under same roof By Tori Linville | Contributing Writer CW | Austin Bigoney Little-known to many students, the Rotary House is nestled between Bryant Hall and the bus hub, serving as home to international residents and formerly, sisters of Kappa Alpha Psi sorority. he building that was once known as The University of Alabama’s “Little United Nations” sits beside Bryant Hall, standing as a melting pot of students from countries all across the world. Now known as the Rotary House, the program was founded by the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa in 1973 and gives international and UA students a chance to get to know each other under one roof. According to the Housing and Residential Communities website, students are chosen to live in the coed house depending on their level of interest and ability to impact their community. Looking to take on its biggest project ever, the Rotary Club began raising money for the house and eventually reached $70,000. James Shamblin, Rotary Club’s president at the time, said the house was initially formed for two


reasons. “At the time, there was a real need for housing on campus, so it met two needs in that it gave beds to students, but it also gave an opportunity for people to understand each other,” Shamblin said. “We remodeled and furnished a fraternity house that was given to us by the University and put UA students and international students together.” The house then switched homes in 2008 to a second fraternity house between Bryant Hall and the bus hub. The house still calls the old fraternity house home and fosters relationships between UA and international students. The Rotary House serves as a haven for international students who have difficulties with housing and the responsibilities that come with it. The house also serves as a meeting place for different organizations, Shamblin said.

Sarah Davis, a junior majoring in elementary and secondary education, serves as the house manager for the 2013-14 school year. Though the students are still trying to adapt, bonding with each other is as easy as cooking a meal, Davis said. “We’ve hosted two dinners and have found that people connect exceptionally well over food, and we’re hoping to use that to make students – from near and far – feel at home in the Tuscaloosa community,” Davis said. “We all take advantage of the diversity to compare cultures and experiences, but we also enjoy generally having a good time together.” Countries represented in the house this year include the United States, England, Italy, Japan, China, Thailand, Colombia and the Bahamas. Valerie Walters, a UA graduate and former Rotary House resident,

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CW | Belle Newby said the house also serves as a networking tool. “I met lots of people, not just those who lived there, but also through the individuals that lived there,” Walters said. “It’s a great place to foster friendships, meet people and have a living experience unlike any

other on UA’s campus. It’s certainly not for everyone and should be cherished and appreciated by those who have the opportunity to take advantage of the house.” Those interested in the Rotary House can call UA housing at (205) 348-6676.

NEWSIN BRIEF Stadium seats assigned By Lauren Pratt | Contributing Writer

The University of Alabama’s first home football game is less than a month away, and this year, freshmen will have only one option for seating: the upper deck. A new UA policy requires all students with freshman tickets to be seated in the upper deck of the student section. After students opt-in, home game tickets are loaded onto their Action Cards and are marked either upper or lower deck, Leela Foley, director of media relations for the Student Government Association, said. “No freshman should technically be able to sit in the lower deck,” Foley said. “The only exception would be if a freshman didn’t have a ticket and got a donated ticket that was marked for the lower deck.” When students donate unneeded tickets into an online pool, the tickets still retain

the upper- or lower-deck designation. Restriction to the upper deck includes freshmen in organizations with block seating, said Foley, including fraternities, ROTC groups, clubs, and honors societies. The change will affect the practice of many fraternities of having pledges save seats in the stadium for active members. “I think it’s going to be great,” Paul Shashy, president of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, said of the change. “There’ll be more room in the lower bowl, whereas normally people pack in there.” The switch to seating freshmen in the upper decks is also affecting the application efforts of the Honors College Assembly, a student organization which did not apply for block seating last year. “It’s been difficult to drum up interest,” Kindle Williams, the director of academic engagement for the HCA, said. “A lot of people who come to all the honors events are freshmen, and the freshmen aren’t eligible for seating.”




Abbey Crain | Editor

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


CW | Austin Bigoney



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Mug recipes suit dorm lifestyle By Tara Massouleh With limited access to fresh ingredients and kitchen appliances, college cooking can be complicated. Often, students find it easier to eat at a dining hall or make a fast-food run. However, there are a plethora of simple microwave mug snacks and meals any college student can whip up in a matter of minutes. Let’s face it, eating food out of a mug makes meals 10 times more exciting. Using only a microwave, a couple of common ingredients and a coffee mug, any college student can cook a full day of delicious, nutritious and cost-efficient meals.

For breakfast, coffee cup quiche beats eating a Poptart or bowl of cereal. With just the right amount of protein from cheese and eggs to keep you full all the way until even the latest lunch break, this easy quiche is sure to become a weekday morning favorite. Simply tear one-fourth of a bagel into pieces and put it in the bottom of your favorite coffee cup. Next, scramble one egg with 1 1/2 tablespoons of milk. Then, add two tablespoons of cream cheese, shredded cheese and chopped ham to the egg mixture and pour it on top of the bagel pieces. Microwave the quiche for one minute and 10 seconds, and enjoy!

When lunch rolls around, ramen and cheese is the perfect combination of two college favorites: ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese. All it takes to make this quick, easy and completely transportable lunch is a package of ramen noodles, one-fourth cup of milk, and one-half cup of shredded cheese. To prepare this dish, start by cooking the noodles in a mug by following the package directions. Next, stir in the cheese and milk, and microwave for one minute for a homemade twist on two classic college lunches. For a healthy midafternoon snack, microwave mug cinnamon apples put an updated

spin on the quintessential afternoon snack. Rather than just munching on a boring old apple, spend a couple of extra minutes dressing up the fruit for a more flavorful and satisfying snack. To make cinnamon apples, slice one apple and add it to a plastic bag with cinnamon sugar. Shake the bag to coat each apple slice and pour the mixture into a mug. To finish the recipe, add a dash of maple syrup, cover the mug and microwave for two minutes. For dinner, it’s easy to recreate the instant comfort of a homemade casserole, with a scaled-down chicken and rice mug meal. In order to prepare a personal casserole, start by fol-

lowing the package directions to make microwave instant rice in a mug. Next, add Italian seasoning plus one can of precooked chicken, and microwave for two minutes. To complete the dorm-made mini casserole, top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Finally, put the cherry (or strawberry) on top of a day of wonderful microwave mug eating with a one-minute strawberry mug cake. To prepare this tasty treat, mix 3 tablespoons of strawberry cake mix with 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for one minute. Add a little flair to the mug cake with fresh sliced strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

CULTUREIN BRIEF Painting professor’s work shown in public library Sky Shineman, a fifth-year assistant professor of painting in the department of art and art history, now adds the Birmingham Public Library to the many galleries she has exhibited with her “Surfacing” series. Shineman is one of three professors from The University of Alabama to have their pieces exhibited in the library. “Ideally the process and the product overlap and enrich one another, providing a multi-sensory experience, “ Shineman said. “The complex relationship between how something looks and how it has come to being is the compelling question behind the ‘Surfacing’ series.” Shineman’s goal is to bring awareness to the way her paintings feel while still showing imagery of their making. Her series, “Surfacing,” contains paintings that are oil and spray paint on a canvas,

which are then sanded or burnished so the layers underneath are revealed. The most recent work is a dyed and sewn canvas that has been treated with bleach. Head of the library’s art department Haruyo Migawa said he was in awe of Shineman’s work because of the series’ originality and striking beauty. “It’s true of just about any artwork that photographs don’t do them justice, but especially in this case, you really do have to see them in person to truly appreciate them,” Migawa said. Shineman said she is happy to have the opportunity to have a solo exhibition in Birmingham, Ala., and at the public library in particular. “The library represents the community and the city,” Shineman said. Shineman’s series, which is free and open to the public, will be shown in the Birmingham Public Library Aug. 15-Sept. 20. Compiled by Krista James

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ROTC builds better citizens

Beamer sees challenge for team in upcoming game



building for cadets. Confidence is the most important thing because if cadets can’t be confident in themselves, then they won’t be able to lead other soldiers in the future, he said. The cadets learn how to solve problems, pay attention to details and believe in themselves to grow their confidence and help them to be leaders when they graduate, Kemmerly said. Kemmerly said joining the ROTC program is a choice “bigger than yourself,” and the cadets who join the program not only help their country but also become better citizens. For more information regarding the ROTC program, call Dan Gronke, Human Resource Assistant at 348-5917 or visit their website at

weakness. They’re just as solid as the day is long. Really good.” One reporter even said that Beamer should hope for a traffic jam that prevents Alabama from getting to the Georgia Dome. “We know the challenge ahead of us,” Beamer said. “There’s no question about it. We’ve had good preseason practices. When you play the best, and in no particular area are they weak, as a matter of fact they’re strong, you do find out about your football team. It’s a challenge, but you’ve got to play the ball game, and that’s what we’re going to do.”

Coleman questionable Beamer said starting running back J.C. Coleman is questionable for Saturday’s season-opener. Coleman, who is dealing with multiple ankle sprains, rushed for 492 yards last year as a true freshman.

Beamer compares Cooper to ACC star

CW | Austin Bigoney An Army ROTC cadet crawls through brush to avoid detection in an off-campus training mission.



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Beamer noted sophomore wide receiver Amari Cooper as a playmaker on Alabama’s offense. He likened Cooper to Clemson star Sammy Watkins. “A guy that’s just athletic, can go,” Beamer said. “They’ve got a good group of wide receivers, but certainly Cooper is a guy who is hard. It’s hard to cover that guy.”

Special Event Photographer/Contract work ZAP Photography is currently hiring outgoing personalities and friendly faces to photograph parties this upcoming school year. Primarily night & weekend work. August 17th is a mandatory day. All equipment and training will be provided. 205-345-2686. Email Secretary Secretary part-time. Office duties, computer literate. Also office manager. $8.00/hour. Call 7529020 / 657-3900 Wanted: Part time/ full time assistant service technicians. Great experience for business, engineering, and environmental degrees. Email: karen@ Student Help Wanted Local Construction Co. is hiring for a student to help do light maintenance duties inside and outside, running errands, etc. A clean driving record and a clean drug test are required. We will work around your school schedule. Please fax your resume to the following number: 205-345-6652. Thanks

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HOROSCOPES Today’s Birthday (08/27/13). Communications flow with ease and enthusiasm, launching a year dominated by fun social events that grow your career. Gather up and stash a bountiful harvest. Take on leadership. Get inspired and pass it on to your circles. Partnerships deepen and thrive with steady love, and romance sparkles. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

that’s part of the process. Repeat yourself using new words and different expressions. Friends help you get the word out. Follow your joy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- It’s adventure time! Water is definitely involved. Set social priorities. Postpone a romantic interlude, but don’t obsess. When in doubt, consult with your team. Study options. You’ll know what to do.

Aries (March 21-April 19) -Today is an 8 -- You’re sharp as a tack for the next few days. Figure out what you want, get the tools you’ll need and inspire your team. Expect the best from them. Love goes both ways.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- If you’re not sure what you want next, ask your partner or someone that knows you as bigger than you see yourself. Take a survey. Circumstances open up time in your schedule. Gamble later. Gather opportunity ideas.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) -Today is an 8 -- You’re spurred to take action. With study and a loved one’s backing, you can win. You’re good at finances now, so estimate your income and expenses. Ask your partner’s advice. Score top billing.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Don’t fall for a trick. Anticipate some friendly ridicule. Take it slow to get farther. Spend time with your partner now. Repay a favor. Limit sweets in your diet for balance. Follow a strong recommendation.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) -Today is a 7 -- Spend less and save more. Don’t argue about money (or anything else). Increase selfdiscipline and gain productivity. Practice looking at things from a different viewpoint.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 6 -- Fantasy clashes with facts. Offer your wisdom to a person who’s feeling sad. Work interferes with travel. Call upon energetic friends. Your idea may take several tries. Avoid frivolous distractions. Add to your holdings.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) -Today is a 6 -- Definitely cut costs wherever possible. You’re under pressure with deadlines, but don’t let them get you down. Keep chugging along. When in doubt, breathe deep. Oxygen does wonders. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 6 -- Consult with your partner. Leadership comes with listening. Love wins again to surprise a cynic. Don’t be afraid to ask others to contribute. Likewise, offer to make a difference for others. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- You’re a true artist and have a lot to say. Say it. Don’t worry if you’re misunderstood;

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 5 -- Anticipate disagreement. Your partner may misunderstand you. Just talking really does help. Don’t travel right now. Answer questions directly. Your luck’s improving today and tomorrow. Take your work home with you, and stay respectful. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -Today is a 6 -- Learn something new. Watch for hidden agendas dotting the trail. Take a breather. Expand later. Don’t be stopped by failure; you’re gaining skills. Check instructions for errors or changes. Replenish reserves. Get the facts.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Offensive line tasked with big shoes to fill By Nick Sellers | Staff Reporter

Taylor (redshirt freshman)

With the football season coming up, The Crimson White will do a position-by-position breakdown of the Crimson Tide’s roster. Up next: offensive line.

WHO’S NEW: Grant Hill (fourstar), Brandon Hill (threestar), Leon Brown (three-star JUCO)

WHO’S GONE: Barrett Jones (NFL Draft), Chance Warmack (NFL Draft), D.J. Fluker (NFL Draft)

CW | Alaina Clark Offensive linemen Alphonse Taylor (50) and Kellen Williams (63) start for the Crimson team in the A Day Game in April.

WHO’S STILL HERE: Anthony Steen (senior), Kellen Williams (redshirt senior), Arie Kouandjio (junior), Cyrus Kouandjio (junior), Austin Shepherd (redshirt junior), Chad Lindsay (redshirt junior), Ryan Kelly (redshirt sophomore), Isaac Luatua (redshirt sophomore), Brandon Greene (redshirt freshman), Alphonse

STANDOUTS: Senior Anthony Steen brings years of experience to the group, as does fellow Outland Trophy watch-list member Cyrus Kouandjio. OUTLOOK: Losing three current NFL linemen from a 2012 unit that was considered by some to be one of the best ever won’t make things easy for the Crimson Tide. Steen is the seasoned veteran of the group. He has started games in each of the past three seasons. Cyrus Kouandjio will be a rock solid protector of AJ McCarron’s

blindside at left tackle, as will his brother Arie at left guard. Center Ryan Kelly will fill the void in the middle after jack-of-all-trades lineman and Rimington Award winner Barrett Jones left for the NFL. Redshirt junior Austin Shepherd will get his chance at right tackle after D.J. Fluker opted to leave early for the pros. Saban and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal shuffled Shepherd and Arie around at the left guard and right tackle positions in the preseason, but it appears that the experiment is temporarily over, and the positions are now set in sand. If any backup were to start at any point in the season due to injury or other reasons, look for the versatile Kellen Williams to step up.

For Alabama’s 2013 lineup, tight end options abound By Nick Sellers | Staff Reporter

(redshirt freshman)

With the football season coming up, The Crimson White will do a position-byposition breakdown of the Crimson Tide’s roster. Up next: tight ends.

WHO’S NEW: O.J. Howard (five-star), Brandon Greene (former offensive lineman)

WHO’S GONE: Michael Williams (NFL Draft), Kelly Johnson (graduation) WHO’S STILL HERE: Brian Vogler (redshirt junior), Harrison Jones (redshirt junior), Corey McCarron (sophomore), Malcolm Faciane (redshirt sophomore), Kurt Frietag

STANDOUTS: Brian Vogler will get his chance to start at this position, as he played in all 14 games and caught two passes for 21 yards. His athleticism will allow him to get down the field quicker than most tight ends for the Crimson Tide, opening up holes for T.J. Yeldon and company. O.J. Howard has looked lethal in preseason and could see time on the field in five-wide sets.

ANALYSIS: After losing former H-back Kelly Johnson, Saban experimented with defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning and running back Jalston Fowler at the nowvacant position. Fanning has reverted back to the other side of the ball, but Saban keeps hinting at Fowler getting playing time at H-back. Fowler showed impressive passcatching ability in preseason and could have that position all to himself by the end of the season. Expect second-year offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to toy around with both tight end positions in the offensive schemes in 2013.

CW | Austin Bigoney Tight ends Harrison Jones and Brian Vogler practice with AJ McCarron at a scrimmage during fall camp.

08 27 13 The Crimson White  

The Crimson White is a student-published newspaper that seeks to inform The University of Alabama and the surrounding Tuscaloosa community....

08 27 13 The Crimson White  

The Crimson White is a student-published newspaper that seeks to inform The University of Alabama and the surrounding Tuscaloosa community....