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Junior running back sought by 12 schools By Marquavius Burnett Sports Editor

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Northridge junior running and five-star prospect Bo Scarbrough verbally committed to The University of Alabama late Friday night after his Northridge Jaguars defeated Hillcrest, 23-15. Scarbrough, a 6-foot-2, 222pound junior, had offers from 12 major schools — Alabama, Mississippi State, Auburn, Troy, UCLA, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Clemson. Following the win, Scarbrough, with a big smile on his face, said “I just committed to Alabama.” “It’s been on my mind since day one, and I was trying to hold out until my 12th grade year, but I couldn’t hold it anymore,” Scarbrough said. “I just had to say ‘Roll Tide.’” “I looked at every school, and I saw what types of backs they had, and I think I’ll fit perfectly in Alabama’s offense,” Scarbrough said. “I want to run behind lineman like D.J. Fluker and play in the backfield with backs like T.J. Yeldon.” Scarbrough is the first commit to Alabama’s 2014 class, giving head coach Nick Saban and his staff a potential running back for the future.



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Block seating still mostly male, white By Melissa Brown News Editor The Student Government Association’s new block seating application shuffled studentseating arrangements Saturday, as the S-3 section was returned to general student admission while 36 student organizations received reserved sections in the south end zone. The online application process, graded by third-party business Campus Labs, resulted in a non-greek organization ranking in the top five and traditional Machine

fraternities losing coveted front row blocks. SGA president Matt Calderone said the application, an Excel spreadsheet designed by Campus Labs, was available on the SGA website. Organizations were expected to collect academic, service and leadership information from their members to submit on the password-protected application. Campus Labs then scored and ranked the applications. “The scores are sent from Campus Labs back to Student Affairs,” Calderone said. “Then a representative from Student Affairs, a representative from athletics and I sit down and make the map according to the scores; altogether we decided


the most ideal spots based on maps from previous years.” Some fraternities that belong to the Machine, a secret political coalition of traditionally white fraternities and sororities, saw their seating placement deteriorate after the implementation of the automated process. The Kappa Alpha Order fraternity, which was given a front row block in the S-3 section after the University temporarily expanded block seating last year, will now be seated in one of the blocks furthest from the field. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, which was seated on the second row last year, was given a fifthrow block.

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Increasing amount of jobs requiring bachelor’s degree Study finds college needed to succeed By Mazie Bryant Staff Reporter

It is a tough job market for college graduates but far worse for those without a college education. — Anthony P. Carnevale

With student debt at an all-time high and no guarantee of post-graduate jobs, a recent study by Georgetown University found that a bachelor’s degree may be the only saving grace to help students weather the economic downpour. Released in August by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, the study found

that more than 2.2 million jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree have been created since the 2007 start of the recession. At the same time, jobs that require only a high school diploma have decreased by 5.8 million in that same time. Ahmad Ijaz, the director of economic forecasting at

The University of Alabama’s Center for Business and Economic Research, believes the study is an accurate portrayal of the current job market facing students today. However, with an increase in jobs comes an increase in competition. “Competition increases every year, especially when

the economy is like this,” Ijaz said. “More people go to college, and then, many people go to graduate school, which adds to the competition.” Ijaz believes with an influx of college students in the job search, bachelor’s degrees have become the new norm. “The economy is just slow,” he said. “People who can’t find jobs either accept lesser jobs or go back to school. Therefore, master’s degrees have pretty much become the new bachelor’s degree. Once the economy starts going again, it may go back, but right now, it’s how it is.” Though a bachelor’s

of manual labor and manufacturing jobs leave careers that require a higher level of education. “This is something that has been going on for quite a while now,” Ijaz said. “With more manufacturing plants going overseas and using more advanced technology, jobs require higher levels of education and higher skill levels.” Allie Di Giulian, a UA graduate in history, points out that this increase in educational expectations isn’t new.

degree is becoming increasingly standard, it is still an important commodity. “It is a tough job market for college graduates but far worse for those without a college education,” said Anthony P. Carnevale, the Georgetown Center’s director and co-author of the report, in the study’s press release. “At a time when more and more people are debating the value of postsecondary education, this data shows that your chances of being unemployed increase dramatically without a college degree.” Ijaz said the outsourcing



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restaurant since they first went into business together. The two own Southern Dining Resources in Northport, Ala. and cater at many events in By Deanne Winslet the Tuscaloosa and UA comStaff Reporter munity, including some of the T-Town Café, a new meat sorority houses on campus as and three-vegetable style res- well as cafeterias at Shelton taurant, is set to take over the State Community College and old Bottomfeeders location Nucor Steel. “We’ve always wanted our within the month. Partners David Ryan and own restaurant since we were Jamey Graham have had in culinary school,” Graham hopes of opening their own said. “The property became

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of Texas (-12, 204). Sophomore and reigning Collegiate Player of the Year Justin Thomas shot a 1-under 71 on Sunday to finish 10th at 3-under 213. It was the 10th career top-10 finish for both Wyatt and Thomas. Redshirt freshman Tom Lovelady shot 76 in the final round to tie for 26th place at 5-over-par 221. Cory Whitsett

shot 3-over 75 and tied for 31st with a 6-over-222 total. Senior Scott Strohmeyer’s final-round 79 was not counted toward the team total. He finished tied for 71st place. The Crimson Tide’s next stop is the PING “Golfweek” Preview on the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 23-25.


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Men’s Golf team finishes third at Carpet Capital Collegiate, pleased with results By CW Staff The No. 1 ranked Alabama men’s golf team finished third at the 2012 Carpet Capital Collegiate on Sunday at the par72, 7,012-yard Farm Golf Club, with a 54-hole total of 1-over-par 865. The Crimson Tide shot rounds of 284 (-4), 289 (+1) and 292 (+4) during its first tournament of

the season. Texas captured the tournament title at 13-underpar 851 while Georgia was second at 8-under-par 856. LSU and Clemson rounded out the top five in a tie for fourth at 7-over 871. “We were not sharp this weekend, but the guys fought hard,” head coach Jay Seawell said. “We have a lot of work to do. I was proud because we could have shot a lot higher each day,

but they found a way to keep it together and get inside the top three.” Junior Bobby Wyatt paced the Tide attack with a 7-under-par total of 209. Wyatt native shot 2-under-par 70 in Sunday’s final round to post a tie for fourth place. The junior recorded four birdies and two bogeys in round three, finishing five strokes behind medalist Brandon Stone

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Women’s Golf team hoping for excellence By CW Staff The No. 1 Alabama women’s golf team shot 289, 1-over-par, in the opening round of the 2012 Cougar Classic on the par-72, 6,219-yard Yeamans Hall Club. The Crimson Tide is tied for seventh but with only four shots off the lead of Southern California (-3, 285). Duke, Florida and Virginia are tied for second at 2-under 286 with Georgia in fifth at 287 and Auburn sixth at evenpar 288. Alabama is tied with Vanderbilt. “It was just an average round,” head coach Mic Potter said. “We had a lot of chances and didn’t convert them very well, so I’m hoping we can make a few more putts tomorrow and we will be fine. We played an average round and we are still within striking distance of the leaders, so that is encouraging.” Senior Jennifer Kirby shot

a 2-under-par 70 in Sunday’s opening round. She is tied for eighth place after a round that featured five birdies, a bogey and a double bogey. Kirby teed off on the 10th hole and made the turn on the 18th hole at 1-over par. She then played bogey-free golf with three birdies on her closing nine holes. Junior Stephanie Meadow and true freshman Emma Talley both carded even-par rounds of 72 on the first day of action and are tied for 21st position. Meadow was steady throughout her round with two birdies and two bogeys while Talley made four birdies but saw double bogeys on no. 1 and no. 12 damage her round. Sophomore Daniela Lendl, who made her first appearance in Alabama’s starting lineup, counted toward the Tide score at 3-over 75, tied for 73rd. Hannah Collier shot 77 and did count toward the team tally.

High speed chase ends at Innisfree By Tray Smith Online Editor A high-speed police chase ended just outside of Innisfree early Saturday morning, at the intersection of University Boulevard and 20th Ave. Tuscaloosa Police Department officers pursued a black truck through the Strip as many students were leaving bars and restaurants. Matt Ford, a UA junior who was on the Strip at the time, said police had blocked the intersection between 12th Ave. and University Boulevard, apparently trying to keep the area clear of traffic when the chase came through the area. “They had shot out all four tires. We could smell the tires,” Ford said. “He was driving on rims. There was smoke blowing out behind him.”

Jake Gray, a UA senior, saw the chase end as he was leaving Innisfree. “A minimum of 12 to 15 cop cars were chasing one black truck,” Gray said. “All the tires were blown out. The chase ended at the corner at the intersection by Innisfree. It was a high-speed chase.” Chris Dodson, a reporter for, said he saw the chase begin on 15th Street. “I was driving down Fifteenth and just got out of McDonald’s and went down Veterans Memorial Parkway. I looked behind me and saw three to four police cars and looked back again and there’s 10 to 15 police cars following a black pickup truck. “It had its lights turned off, its windows were tinted,” Dodson said. TPD has not responded to a request for comment.





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AT&T service on Gameday receives mixed emotions By Adam Mills Contributing Writer More than 100,000 football fans served as a strenuous test for a newly-installed antenna system intended to improve wireless phone coverage in Bryant-Denny Stadium and reported mixed feelings about the efficency of this year’s addition. The DAS, or distributed antenna system, in Bryant-Denny Stadium is made up of 715 antennas designed and placed to boost signal inside the stadium. Mark Beeler of the UA Office of Land Management said AT&T and Verizon Wireless worked together to install the system in BryantDenny Stadium. “The DAS installation was approved by the UA Board of Trustees in January,” Beeler said, “Work to install the system began shortly thereafter.”

The system was put to the test on Saturday during the Tide’s first home game against Western Kentucky University, and student comments on cellular coverage ranged from outstanding to awful. Kelvin Williams, a graduate student in the masters of accountancy program, said his service in the stadium was “excellent.” Williams uses AT&T. “Today was a good day in the land of LG slide phones in BryantDenny,” Williams said Saturday. “I had no problems communicating. I was able to make and receive phone calls to my mama in [Birmingham] and from a friend in the stadium. I was also able to text without delays or backups. I had a quick, steady text [conversation] with a friend in the stadium just after kickoff.” Susan Hurwitz, a sophomore majoring in psychology, used

Sprint. Hurwitz said her phone had never worked in BryantDenny Stadium during games in seasons past, but she had no problems sending or receiving texts and phone calls during the game. The game day experience for others was not as fortunate. For many, it was back to the familiar territory of dropped calls, message send failures and no chance of using mobile Internet services. Some students said they could distinguish no change at all. “I couldn’t even get or make calls, let alone texts,” said Hannah Hicks, an AT&T-using senior majoring in philosophy and religious studies. Chris Schmidt, a junior majoring in civil engineering, used Verizon and also had coverage issues. “Before the game it worked better [than last year],” he said,

“but during the game, I had no data coverage at all.” Shane Perry, a graduate student in secondary education and language arts could see no change from last year. As an AT&T user, he said he could send texts at a delayed rate but couldn’t access the Internet at all. The problem with coverage in Bryant-Denny Stadium is caused by the sheer numbers of users trying to access networks at once, Beeler said. “Simply put, [the issue with cellular coverage] was a matter of capacity,” Beeler said. “The large amount of traffic during gamedays was overwhelming the existing cellular network.” Lance Skelly, director of news relations for AT&T, noted the problem with call volume, but said that football stadiums themselves present issues to coverage

All but 6 of 34 blocks are exclusively male BLOCK SEATING FROM PAGE 1 Meanwhile, Sigma Phi Epsilon, a non-Machine fraternity, was given front row seats. President A.J. Collins believes this year’s third-party application was fairer than in past years. “The historical power structures on this campus have in the past dictated where organizations would sit. We were optimistic and hoped we would be seated objectively,” Collins said. “I’m just really excited that a fair and objective process has placed the organizations that value academics, leadership and service up front.” Air Force ROTC Detachment 010, which ranked fourth with 367, received the block farthest from the field in S-5. The block is located behind the lowestranked fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa, which scored 191 points. The Cadet Wing Commander said the placement was a result of a late application fee.

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AT&T set up a truck on Campus Dr to help boost signal during Saturdays game against WKU on Sept. 8, 2012. providers. “The geographical limitations – terrain, building construction, etc. – of football stadiums also make this an interesting challenge.” Skelly said that DAS has been used in sports venues across the nation. “We have deployed DAS on

professional and college sports’ biggest stages at championship games in Indianapolis, New Orleans, Arlington, Texas and others,” Skelly said. Bryant-Denny Stadium’s 715 antenna DAS will be challenged again on Sept. 22, when the Tide takes on Florida Atlantic University.

“A l t h o u g h AFROTC Detachment 010 is disappointed with the block seating arrangement, we recognize the Student Government Association had rules in place,” Zachary J. Taylor said. “We respect the Student Government Association and the university that it represents, and we still look forward to cheering on the Tide this fall.” Organizations submitted a desired number of seats according to their membership numbers, which was then multiplied by 1.7 to account for the number of guests – often female dates – each member can bring with them. While any guests must have student tickets or follow the upgrade rules as student guests in general admission, they are reserved spots in block seating up to 45 minutes before gametime. All but six of the 34 organizations that applied for block seating are exclusively male greek fraternities. The remaining organizations are co-educational organizations, other than the Alpha Kappa Alpha

sorority. No other sororities applied for block seating. “I encourage all organizations to apply regardless of gender,” Calderone said. The Crimson White contacted several sorority presidents to comment on the lack of female participation in block seating. One president declined to comment and others did not return phone calls by press time. Bonnie Denman, a sophomore majoring in management information systems, said that while some have touted the new application process as fair, block seating is still systemically inequitable to women and the general student body. “I know I’ve gotten to the games two and half hours early, and people show up to the game last-minute and get great seats, and that’s not very fair. They end up leaving before most of the students in general seating as well,” Denman said. “I would say get rid of it all together and let it be first come, first serve. Just make it known that if you get there early, you get a good seat.”

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Discrepancy exists between President Barack Obama’s resume, results By Robert Frye Staff Columnist Depending on who you ask, being the President of the United States of America is either the most or least coveted job in the entire world. The responsibilities the job entails are innumerable, and the pressures felt while in office have sufficed to grey the hair of many who have taken up the mantle. The presidency, at its heart, is still a job, and the president is essentially a manager working to make his salary and impress his boss. It should come of no surprise to you that his boss is every other citizen of voting age in these United States. For many, this is the first

instance in which they will be given this level of responsibility. As the president’s bosses, the time has come for our quadrennial employee review, and the season is ripe for us as a people to decide if President Barack Obama’s tenure as the face of our government should be extended or granted to another man who has shown up to his interview wielding a rather strong resume. Although the United States of America might not be the largest in terms of size or population when compared to other nations throughout the world, our success as both an industrial and economic machine is unparalleled in the history of mankind. We have had our ups and downs as the years have

gone by, but they have always come with nearly cyclical predictability between economic highs and lows. President Obama began his time here with our nation in the midst of the Great Recession, but he earned his office with promises of hope and change for all of America. Since those promises were made, the cycle of ups and downs that has occurred since the dawn of the modern international economy has been replaced by the greatest impediment to progress - stagnation. During this stagnation, we have incurred so much debt that the entire United States government has come within weeks of bankruptcy, potentially threatening the stability of not just

our nation but the entire world in which we rely on to fuel our fantastic standard of living. Jobs have been created and certain civil rights have been protected, but even more jobs have been lost, and the guys at the airport still reserve the right to either take naked pictures of you or fondle you before you board your flight. President Obama is a man of great resolve and courage, but when compared to what he promised us during his interview four years ago, the current reality he has created as the leader of our nation is a far cry from the assurances that got him both his current job and a Nobel Peace Prize. The other applicant for the President of the United States

Campus growth has potential under Bailey By SoRelle Wyckoff Opinions Editor It’s not that I am against campus growth. With growth comes better resources and opportunities. What I am against is how we have grown. The unnecessary growing pains and strains have associated the idea of “growth” with negative experiences. There is a lack of adequate facilities for our current population. Consider ten Hoor’s human traffic jam or traffic jams involving cars on campus; many of these discomforts could be avoided with proper preparation. Unfortunately, the University has made a habit of playing “catch up” with the numbers rather than preparing itself for the people it knows are heading its way. A new recreation center is supposedly on the way, but only after our current recreation center turned into one big waiting line for treadmills between the hours of 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. But accepting the fact that our campus is growing and will continue to grow, I am putting my sword back in its scabbard and saving it for a fight for which I have a

chance. Last week, Guy Bailey, the new UA president, reaffirmed the continuation of Robert Witt’s goal of increasing enrollment. Despite many students voicing concern over more masses, the increase is inevitable. More people than ever are attending college, precipitating an increased enrollment around the country. Also, this university is seen as a business to many, especially those in charge. The main goal of a business is to make money. Yet while the pursuit of 36,000 students was Witt’s, the method of pursuit is now up to President Bailey. While at Texas Tech, President Bailey orchestrated record-high enrollment for the school. Perhaps it is because of the vast Lubbock backdrop, but the increase of population did not translate into discomfort at Tech. Instead, it became synonymous with growth of quality. There are many similarities between Bailey and Witt, and after all, Chancellor Witt is technically still in charge. However, Bailey’s experience at Texas Tech and his background in academia indicate his views on campus growth are

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of his personal beliefs may be averse to the current American popular opinion, his proven ability to eliminate the precursors to stagnation should be intriguing to the economicallyailing American populace. There are millions people who serve a role in deciding who gets the job this November, so it is the responsibility of the voter to dig deeper into each applicants resume to decide whom they want to elect. Just looking back at the resume Obama gave us four years ago, it would seem that it was remarkably indicative of our current standing as a nation.


different. Assuming, as an educator, that Bailey will look at The University of Alabama as a place of higher education and not a cash cow waiting to get milked, the project might actually be student-centered. The numbers may be the same, but the experience should be different. It must be different for the University to remain a sought-after educational experience. Increasing growth is admirable, but if it is done in sloppy fashion the unrest of the masses may overshadow the original desire. Proper planning prevents poor performance, and the University needs to prepare for the future rather than wait until the future is already trying to move into its new dorm room. Bailey has grown a school before, so his experience leads me to believe he knows what he is doing. Potentially, this period of growth could be a smoother, smarter and more comfortable experience than the previous one.


is a man who comes to us with a resume that is impressive, to say the least. In the past decade alone, he has not only taken a defunct Olympics and turned it into a show of American prowess in Salt Lake City, Utah, but has also transformed Massachusetts from a state ridden with debt to a debt-free state. Looking even further back, his time spent with Bain Capital saw the corporation become one of the largest private equity investment firms in the nation. While his problem solving abilities have yet to take a turn at the national level, it would seem that these abilities have proven themselves at nearly every crossroads they have encountered. Although several

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ernment no longer recognize themselves as leaders of one unified nation but rather as leaders of a liberal nation and a conservative nation. They then set about poisoning their own constituency with their own hatred, fear and shameful lack of respect for their fellow countrymen. The result is that the masses fall into an accursed state of apathy and malaise, no longer seeking what is best for the nation but rather becoming servants to the hegemony and bureaucracy of corrupt politicians on both sides of the aisle. This ensures that those who are in power will remain in power and that the voice of the people will be secondary to the voice of the people’s representatives. Meanwhile, while the nation bickers and fights amongst itself, the debt of our nation rises, and our once proud “Empire of Liberty” grows weak and fearful. What has happened to the republic of the people? I look to the day when apathy is sacrificed upon the altar of ambition. I look to the day when we will once again be a united people. This day will never come, however, unless the youth of today take up the cause of true liberty and common sense.

As I sit here looking out over the Quad, I am struck by the relative peace that hangs over the campus. Friends of all ages, backgrounds, faiths and political views walk side-by-side in harmony as they go to classes and prepare for the future. As a freshman, this is truly an experience unlike any other. Sadly, it is also an experience that is growing less common in the United States. Currently, it feels as if the very course of man, history and nature itself is preparing for nothing short of all-out war and chaos. In Tampa, we see the 2012 Republican National Convention calling for the end of the Obama presidency and a long awaited unity within the nation through its presidential candidate, Governor Mitt Romney. A now tainted hope, as the convention draws almost daily attacks. Before the convention had even begun, members of Occupy Tampa were arrested while protesting outside the convention for posing a security risk to the many party officials within the convention. One of the mottos which has always been at the heart of the United States is “E. Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One).” However, it would seem now that this motto has lost its meaning among the cur- Kyle Jones is a freshman majoring in politrent leadership. The three branches of gov- ical science and Spanish.

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Monday, September 10, 2012 | Page 5 both 6’2 and have similar running styles. Both like to avoid contact, often using fancy footwork to make tacklers miss. But both can deliver a SCARBROUGH FROM PAGE 1 blow, lowering their shoulYeldon and Scarbrough are ders to run through defenders.

The two also have a previous relationship which will only help with chemistry on the field. Yeldon will be a season veteran by 2014 and could mentor Scarbrough the way Ingram did Richardson.

T-Town Café will also have specials such as Gulf shrimp making an appearance on the menu. Ryan and Graham plan to bring in locally grown fresh vegetables as part of the regular menu to add to their homestyle meal theme. “We are going to have a wide selection of fresh cooked vegetables, different meats, burgers - all that stuff will be cooked to order,” Ryan said. “Anything from chicken fingers all the way up to pork chops and hamburger steaks.” At this time, the partners do not know what offers they are going to extend specifically to students, but they said

students can expect to receive some sort of special or discount in the near future. “We’ll definitely have some kind of something for students,” Graham said. “There will definitely be some kind of encouragement for them. We just don’t know what that will be yet.” T-Town Café does not have a set opening date yet, but Ryan and Graham look for the restaurant to open within two to three weeks. Business hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The restaurant will be located at 500 14th St. in Tuscaloosa.

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T-Town Café plans to open within 3 weeks T-TOWN FROM PAGE 1 “It will be a laid-back place where you can get a quick lunch and get fresh, home-style cooked food,” Graham said. “There are going to be different foods everyday along with staples that we will always have.” T-Town Café’s menu will include main dishes such as burgers and catfish. The menu will also feature daily specials, so customers can expect to see variety on a regular basis.

Bachelor’s degree crucial for success GRAUDATE FROM PAGE 1 “Fifty years ago, not everyone went to college — if you had a high school diploma, you could get a good job, but if you had a college degree, you automatically got a better one,” she said. “With the GI Bill from the ’40s and people wanting to dodge the draft of the Vietnam War, more people went to college, more people got degrees, and now, it’s commonplace to have a bachelor’s degree. Having a master’s, though, sets you apart. It’s harder, more reading, longer tests and more specialized.” Di Giulian remains hopeful in her job prospects but notes that the higher-paying jobs come from more specialized degrees. “With my history degree, I could apply for human resource jobs -- or things like that -- and I could probably get them,” she said. “And that’s a real job. I don’t know about advancement in that field, but it’s there and something doable. But if your

degree is in chemical engineer- to be taken seriously, I need a ing, obviously by just having a master’s. Having a bachelor’s bachelor’s degree, you’ll get a is typical. It’s commonplace better-paying job.” now, so you don’t stand out in a Ijaz agrees that some college crowd anymore.” majors will be more successful However, sophomore adverthan others in the job market. tising major Amanda Wallace He believes degrees in engi- hopes her personality and work neering, sciences or business ethic will protect her from the will be less probeconomic storm. lematic than “I don’t think those in liberal that it’s the You absolutely need a college arts due simply school you went education. There aren’t many to demand. to or the degree jobs left that only require a high UA senior you have that school diploma Jamie House matters most in realized these a job search,” — Ahmad Ijaz concerns during she said. “I’d say his undergraduit’s more about ate work as an who you are and education major what you have to with an emphasis in history. offer, as far as your field goes Believing a bachelor’s degree — not just what you learned sitin education was no longer ting in the classroom.” enough to become a teacher, he Regardless, Ijaz stressed the switched his major to history. importance of one of the findHe plans to continue his edu- ings of the Georgetown study: cation into graduate school in Nearly seven percent of college order to make himself a better graduates are unemployed, candidate for future employ- whereas 24 percent of high ment. school diploma holders are. “I think the chances of get“You absolutely need a colting a job without a master’s lege education,” Ijaz said. degree these days are slim to “There aren’t many jobs left none,” he said. “Especially in that only require a high school the education field, if I want diploma.”



Page 6 Editor | Lauren Ferguson Monday, September 10, 2012

UA junior publishes collection of short stories on Amazon “ By Nathan Proctor Staff Reporter

In this age of e-books and e-commerce, achieving your dreams comes one step closer to reality for amateur authors. Lauren Alexander, a junior majoring in English, published her first work, “Breathe: An Anthology” onto the Amazon store this past August as an e-book compatible with Kindle devices. The 43-story anthology features works up to four pages long, most keeping to a page in length. According to Alexander, her stories are presented in portraits and monologues on topics ranging from love and heartbreak to murder and thought. She recalled her first taste of writing coming via the creation of short picture stories as a child, which led to her to writing short stories by the fourth grade.

“[The stories] were really random,” Alexander said. “When I was younger, they were just kind of something I did.” She specifically remembered a Halloween story written for class in elementary school prompting her mother to playfully suggest she become an author one day. “It was kind of one of those dreams you don’t think will really happen,” Alexander said. Throughout middle school and high school, she wrote and wrote, sporadically picking away at book ideas and crafting quick, random stories. Though tied together by reflections on morality and her thoroughly detailed style of writing, both of which are still evident in her work, the writings and her creative motivations mirrored her own varied experiences growing up in Tuscaloosa.

My goal with my writing is to try and connect with people. With so many different styles and genres, it’s easier for someone to pick one up and connect with it. — Lauren Alexander

“My goal with my writing is to try and connect with people and since my writing comes from so many different stages of my life, sometimes a story will show what I was going through at the time,” Alexander said. “With so many different styles and genres, it’s easier for someone to pick one up and connect with it.” While attending Hillcrest High School, Alexander’s teachers began to take more interest in her writings and brought her to realize that if she could finish a project and send it out, she

Book club promotes interaction By Meredith Davis Contributing Writer

In an attempt to promote a discussion of race and medical ethics, the Honors Book Club will host a series of events centered on the book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. The book tells the story of how stem cells were unknowingly harvested from Lacks, a black woman from Baltimore, and later used in countless areas of medial research. The Book Club’s series of events are meant to engage students in thoughtful discussion and allow them to interact with professors who specialize in some of the book’s themes. The first event, a screening of the documentary “The Way

We don’t have a straightforward book club where students get together and discuss the book – instead, we will have a range of fascinating speakers, documentary screenings and discussion forums that will inspire further discussion for students. — Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

of All Flesh,” will take place at 7 p.m. in Gorgas Library, 205 on Sept. 10. The movie screening will serve as an introduction to the life of Henrietta Lacks with an introduction by Professor Lisa Lindquist-Dorr, an associate professor of the UA department of history. Other events in the series

will take place throughout the semester, including open discussions with professors. Those looking to get involved in the Honors Book Club are invited to attend, even if they haven’t read the book. “We don’t have a straightforward book club where students get together and discuss the book – instead, we will have a range of fascinating speakers, documentary screenings and discussion forums that will inspire further discussion for students,” Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, assistant professor in the department of history, said. The events are open to the public and all are welcome. For more information, visit

could actually be published. However, it wasn’t until this August that her cache of 43 short stories, written during a time span from ninth grade to her sophomore year of college, was truly ready to go out into the world. It was Alexander’s high school friend Christian Smitherman, now a junior at the University, who brought the idea of independent publication to her. Smitherman, who had read Alexander’s work in high school, suggested via Facebook that she consider self-publishing

through the Amazon Store as an e-book to get her work out. “She’s able to convey emotion and convey feelings,” said Smitherman. “I’m not much of a poetry or literature person… but anything I ever read of hers just leaves me breathless.” After looking through the publishing process, Alexander collected and formatted her works until 2:00 a.m. on August 22, when she put the collection online. She said Smitherman was the first to read her newly collected works. “She just conveys emotions at their rawest levels,” Smitherman said. “Now with these new stories, I’m able to see these other sides of Lauren I’ve never seen before.” According to Alexander, the response from her supporting family and friends continues to be strong and motivational,

but she was surprised to hear pieces of advice from publishers and writers through social media avenues. Since her publication, Alexander said she hopes to submit her work to Kindle Singles, an Amazon venue showcasing selected works by new authors. Additionally, she expressed her hope of pursuing more traditional approaches to publication while honing her authorial voice through further short story and novel writing. “It took a while for it to really settle in [that I’m published], and sometimes I think to myself, ‘Oh it’s not a big deal,’” Alexander said. “But in reality, getting published has always been my dream and now if one person reads the collection, and it affects them the way I want it to, it was worth it.”


Tuscaloosa offers options for Gameday fashion By Abbey Crain The women of The University of Alabama can be quick to condemn Tuscaloosa as a place completely void of any decent shopping experiences and assume trips to Birmingham’s Summit and Galleria are necessary monthly events to catch up with the latest trends. We may not have a huge number of trendy boutiques, but the stores we do have are more than adequate for all of our sartorial game day needs. I decided to share my quest for a game day outfit that could also transition into everyday wear in hopes of helping out a fellow spirited fashion lover. I decided to shop White House Black Market at Midtown Village, hoping the name meant I could find pieces featuring the colors associated with the famous Paul “Bear” Bryant houndstooth hat. The overall aesthetic of the store may seem too matronly for the average college student, but on closer evaluation, WHBM revealed plenty of classically styled pencil skirts, ankle length pants and structured tops that are a must for every girl’s closet. Luckily for Alabama fans, red was the featured accent color found throughout the store of black and white apparel. This made it easy to find appropriate game day combinations of red pants with a patterned black and white top or a houndstooth skirt with a red sweater. If you are the sort of girl who gives way to comfort when strutting the game day runway known as the

Quad sidewalk, WHBM had an extensive collection of black, white and red heels perfect for pairing with pencil skirts and patterned dresses. In addition to the classic pieces found at WHBM, I decided to check out the game day trends at two boutiques on the Strip. Private Gallery proved ideal for the woman who refuses to wear the red, jerseyknit, one-shouldered dress that almost every girl on campus wears to the first game. PG featured everything from grey brocade-style shorts and sheer crimson button-downs to bright red rompers and houndstooth pea coats. This store is perfect for a more abstract game day look that emphasizes current trends rather than typical game day fashions. Sassy Britches, also located on the Strip, contained a plethora of game day apparel options, much like Private Gallery’s and equally as expensive. I expected with less brand name items, SB would be the more economic option of the two, but I was surprised. SB featured red patterned prints, which seem to be the most popular game day look and I found myself loving the houndstooth print shorts offered at SB - perfect for the rest of the September games. After Saturday’s game, I was able to conclude many UA women saved their brand new game day dresses for the more “important” home games after seeing the vast amount of football jerseys that Saturday’s female fans adorned. If you have not found the perfect outfit for this season of Crimson


Shopping at various stores around Tuscaloosa is a great way to put together a Gameday outfit.

Tide football, I suggest you check out local stores before heading to Birmingham. After all, no one knows Tuscaloosa trends better than Tuscaloosa. We are number one and we should dress like it.



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For successful coaches, creativity necessary when trying to motivate team By Marquavius Burnett Sports Editor When a coach is as successful as Alabama’s Nick Saban has been in recent years, creativity is key when trying to motivate a team. Whether it is a rant to the media about not respecting an opponent or getting on to the team for committing a penalty, Saban uses every tactic possible to get the Tide prepared week in and week out. If Alabama has a bad practice, Saban comes into his media availability and barks at the local reporters for writing negative stories about the Tide’s opponent. He says it is unfair to not give teams like Western Kentucky respect

(even though Alabama was a 40 point favorite). He goes on about how it is not fair to his team or Western Kentucky because of how hard they work to get where they are. But Saban really has a hidden agenda when he gives the media a scowl. The coach knows his team will watch the countless number of videos or hear about him erupting through social media. This is how he gets his message across when it is not effective at practice. Saban understands the basic principle of being successful: it is human nature to get complacent. He watched it happen in 2010 when a supremely talented Alabama team dropped three very winnable games.

The team’s focus has been not succumbing to complacency. It is what the coaching staff preaches to the players and what the players regurgitate to the media. So Alabama’s lackluster effort in its 35-0 beating of Western Kentucky was expected. Even though the Tide is a national power, the team still has a tendency to take its foot off the gas and play down to its competition. The offensive line, which is being hyped as the best in the country, allowed six sacks and multiple quarterback hurries. The line also struggled to create holes for the running backs as the team was held to 103 rushing yards compared to the 232 against Michigan.

“At least three of the sacks somebody got beat on the edge,” Saban said. “Couple other times, we probably held the ball – the last one we held the ball, no one was really open.” The scary thing is that Alabama’s team is not even close to being a finished product, but it is still one of the three or four best teams in the country (along with USC, LSU and Oregon). If Alabama’s secondary continues to develop and the offensive line protects McCarron, this team has the potential to repeat. The first major test for the Tide will be this Saturday against Arkansas. The Razorbacks feature a dynamic offense,


Crimson Tide wins Hampton Inn tournament By Mary Grace Showfety Staff Reporter The Alabama volleyball team secured another tournament-win this weekend in the Hampton Inn Bama Bash as they dominated in Foster Auditorium, dropping only one set all weekend. Outside hitter Kayla Fitterer said the biggest thing that the team can take away from this weekend’s play is confidence. Fitterer played in her first home match on Friday night against Austin Peay where she posted her 26th career double double with 18 kills and 12 digs. The senior has taken practice and play on a day-to-day basis as she continues to recover from an off-season foot surgery. “I’m back in as much as I

can be right now,” Fitterer said after the tournament-clinching match against East Tennessee State. “I took off this morning and yesterday morning to rest, but I’ll be good now to play in all of the games from here.” Fitterer posted seven kills and seven digs against ETSU. The Tide’s performance in the Bama Bash landed Sierra Wilson, Katherine White and Laura Steiner spots on the alltournament team with Steiner earning the title of Most Valuable Player. Steiner, a freshman outside hitter, finished the tournament with a hitting percentage of .358, 34 kills over four matches and an average of 3.40 kills per set played. “I didn’t actually know I was playing until right before the game so I just went in there

trying to have a good match to finish the tournament out, and I ended up with some kills so that was nice,” Steiner said. With a match-high 12 kills versus ETSU, Steiner showed her ability to step up, even as a freshman. “I think you always have to prepare yourself thinking that you might go in - especially if someone is not performing their best that you might get thrown in there,” Steiner said. The tournament gave the Tide many opportunities to see growth in almost every member of the team. “We’re getting balanced, and we’re really pleased with Laura Steiner’s performance as a freshman from the outside,” head coach Ed Allen said. “She’s giving us a great deal of consistency and

exploiting the block with her offense. Again, Sierra Wilson continues to grow as a leader and quarterback of this team. She still has a long way to go, but she’s in a better place than she was two weeks ago.” In the four matches played, Wilson posted 157 total assists, giving her an average of 12.1 assists per set. “We identified several things that we need to work on,” Allen said of his team’s overall weekend play. “I also thought we had a little bit more consistency in most parts of play except for attacking in that last match.” The 10-1 Tide returns to Foster Auditorium on Tuesday to take on Samford in its last non-conference match before opening up SEC play against LSU.

lead by quarterback Tyler Wilson. If healthy, Wilson is an elite passer with a big arm and the ability to make every throw on the field. Arkansas’ defense is not elite by SEC standards, but it will be considerably better than Western Kentucky’s, which did a pretty good number to Alabama’s offensive line. Alabama knows it cannot play the same way in week

three as it did in week two because the Hogs have serious upset potential. But this could all be a setup. Alabama could be waiting for another quality opponent to embarrass like it did the Wolverines. “It’s just a young team being young,” wide receiver Kevin Norwood said of the team’s struggles. For Saban and the local media’s sake, let’s hope so.

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Alabama’s McCarron, defense shined against WKU By Marquavius Burnett Sports Editor




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| Alabama has forced seven turnovers, ers, ree including four interceptions and three fumbles.


| Alabama’s offense has started d fast, scoring 35 points in the first quarter, compared to 41 in the other quarters.

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| Alabama has not allowed a single point in the first or fourth quarter this season.


The offensive line struggled in both pass and run blocking situations, allowing quarterback AJ McCarron to be sacked six times.

A Any time a unit pitches a shutout and forces four turnovers, it deserves hi high remarks. Alabama’s defense was without starters Jesse Williams and D Dee Milliner, but theydid not allow Western Kentucky any breathing room.


The coaching staff implemented an effective game plan to stop the Hilltoppers, and the players executed. However, the team often looked lethargic, particularly the offensive line.


| Alabama’s offensive line has allowed eight sacks for a loss of 69 yards.


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| Quarterback AJ McCarron has thrown own six touchdowns after throwing a total of 16 in his first season as a starter. | Alabama’s offense has been explosive early this season, averaging 379.55 yards a game.

When AJ McCarron wasn’t running for his life, the redshirt junior was an efficient 14-of-19 for 219 yards. McCarron also tossed four touchdowns, hitting his receivers in stride on long passes. The running backs barely totaled more than 100 yards, gaining 103. To make matters worse, no individual runner gained more than 50 yards. Eddie Lacy was the leading rusher with 36 yards on nine carries.


Wide Receivers:

Kevin Norwood and Christion Jones each caught two touchdowns and made explosive plays in the passing game. The Tide receivers stretched the field and showed other opponents that Alabama is much more than a running team.

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