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MONDAY OCTOBER 21, 2013 VOLUME 120 ISSUE 44 Serving The University of Alabama since 1894


Sunseri’s season now in jeopardy Star safety leaves in 1st quarter, team waits to hear results of MRI Ha Ha Clinton-Dix made his return from a suspension on Saturday, but it wasn’t under the circumstances that he or No. 1 Alabama intended it to be. Junior safety Vinnie Sunseri left the Crimson Tide’s 52-0 victory over Arkansas in the first quarter and didn’t return to the game. After the game, coach Nick Saban said Sunseri sustained a knee injury and would undergo an MRI Sunday but that “it could be serious.” He returned to the sideline in the second half without pads on. He walked with a noticeable limp and was seen hugging his teammates on the sideline during the game. The players didn’t seem too optimistic about his return after the game. “Vinnie means a lot. It’ll definitely be a loss for us. But at the same time he’ll be able to be there and still talk to guys,” quarterback AJ McCarron said. “He does a lot for us.” Sunseri has recorded 20 tackles on the year but made highlight reels with his two interceptions returned for touchdowns this season. He picked off Logan Thomas in the season opener and two weeks later in College Station, he jumped on a Johnny Manziel pass that he took 73 yards for a touchdown. “For leadership, he’s still going to be there,” senior C.J. Mosley said. “If he’s playing or not, he’s going to be on the sideline helping the younger guys out. The younger guys will have to step up and get adjusted to it. When Ha Ha went out, young guys [came] in. It’ll be no different. It can’t be an excuse not to be a great defense.”

If he’s playing or not, he’s going to be on the sideline helping the younger guys out. The younger guys will have to step up and get adjusted to it. When Ha Ha went out, young guys [came] in. It’ll be no different. It can’t be an excuse not to be a great defense.

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TODAYON CAMPUS Professional prep WHAT: Around the World Professionalism WHEN: Noon-2:30 p.m. WHERE: 205 Gorgas Library

CW | Austin Bigoney Junior safety Vinnie Sunseri will remain an integral part of the team either in pads or on the sidelines as the official word on his status is undetermined.


Festival showcases arts, crafts Annual event brings more than 270 artists to Northport By Megan Miller | Staff Reporter

Honors College WHAT: Town Hall: Cronkite to Colbert WHEN: 6:30-7:30 p.m. WHERE: Ferguson Center Forum

Student comedy WHAT: Bama Laughs WHEN: 7-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Ferguson Center Theater

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts, a cultural staple in the Tuscaloosa community, brings artists and community members from all walks of life together under the common interests of art and citywide involvement. This weekend marked the 42nd annual festival and brought more than 270 artists and expert crafts people together to showcase their hand crafted pieces ranging from paintings to jewelry, handmade clothing and more. SEE KENTUCK PAGE 2

CW | Lindsey Leonard The two-day festival showcased media from clay to photography and blown glass to jewelry at Kentuck Park in Northport.


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Alabama students started filing out of Bryant-Denny Stadium just before halftime of the No. 1 Crimson Tide’s 52-0 win over Arkansas Saturday, despite an email from SGA president Jimmy Taylor urging organizations with block seating not to do so. Taylor sent an email on Thursday to leaders of organizations with block seating privileges stating there could be consequences if their members left the game early and reminding them of an agreement they signed


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the email stated. “Seating will be taken away from those organizations, who abandon reserved seating. I have also been informed that this is a ‘pilot year’ for SOS and if sections do not remain full, this will likely be the final year of Student Organization Seating.” Sections of the south end zone are reserved for certain organizations, many of which are greek. The block seating section is typically the first to begin to empty when Alabama pulls away in blowout games. The student section started thinning out Saturday after Amari Cooper hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass from AJ McCarron that made the score 28-0 with a little more than a minute left in the first half. By the end of the fourth quarter, the student section was nearly empty.


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to stay for all four quarters. “I am sending this e-mail to remind you to ask each of your organization members to stay for all four quarters of the Crimson Tide football games,” Taylor said in the email obtained by The Crimson White. “This is certainly important for all UA students, but organizations with reserved seating have signed an agreement to stay until the conclusion of the game.” Taylor said University of Alabama administration will review photos and video of the section during games to determine which organizations are leaving early and violators could have block seating privileges taken away. “Administrators will review photos and film of the student section from the games,”


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SGA bill brings litigation The SGA now faces litigation regarding the passage of a bill increasing the representation of Senate members from five to seven, labeled B-22-13. The Student Judiciary is to select judges Monday if it goes through. SOURCE representative John Brinkerhoff is challenging the constitutionality of the bill. Gregory Poole, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said two compromises were offered but not accepted. A new bill, which does not specifically repeal B-22-13 but instead alters the text to fit within constitutional bounds, was passed by the Senate Friday and is awaiting the president’s signature. After viewing the new bill, Brinkerhoff said he still feels the issue of Senate over-representation has not been addressed and will continue the litigation. He said he holds no hard feelings to anyone in the Senate and hopes to find a positive solution to the issue.


Winifred Bragg to deliver lecture As part of The University of Alabama’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its desegregation, alumna Winifred Bragg will deliver a lecture on overcoming obstacles Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in 205 Smith Hall. As one of the school’s earliest black students, Bragg now serves as an adjunct faculty member at Old Dominion University. Known for her talks on pain management and keynote lectures, she often appears on national news networks such as ABC, CBS and FOX. Bragg’s lecture is titled “How to Turn a Missed Opportunity into Success.” She will also have a special meeting with biology students. Bragg regularly tours the country giving motivational speeches on creating success and offers customized lectures on her website.

CW | Austin Bigoney Nick Saban and the Tide are greeted by thousands of fans on the Walk of Champions prior to the Arkansas game.

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Local group sells equal rights shirts Equality Alabama, a local LGBTQ+ advocacy group, has begun selling a new line of T-shirts intended to spread tolerance for equal rights across the state by appealing to fans’ team allegiances. The line of shirts will feature designs for The University of Alabama, as well as Auburn University, with the slogans “Roll Pride” or “War Equal,” respectively. The T-shirt idea came from a Facebook group that began around the time of the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act. The design was made soon after. The shirts were designed by Birmingham graphic designer Alicia Roden and are selling for $22 at equalityalabamastore. com. Compiled by Jason Frost and Allison Hobson

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Interactive presentations took place throughout the park, including glass blowing, jewelry making, basket weaving, quilt making, knitting, iron casting and instrumental instruction. There were also special demonstrations for children, which included fabric dying and a tutorial on making bird houses. Steve Shepard, a drawing expert present at the festival, works with two-dimensional drawings in prismacolor and black ink, experimenting on different surfaces. Shepard’s most recent experimentation has been drawing on large, hand-stretched canvases. “I’ve been coming to the festival for around 20 years,” Shepard said. “I come for the atmosphere more than anything else. The sales come and go, but the atmosphere never changes. It’s an environment here.” Shepard is from the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi, and draws his inspiration mostly from the natural world. “My content all leads back to my concern for saving the natural world,” Shepard said. “I go out and look around me, then later go and draw my

imagined look of what goes on there.” Deborah Martin and her husband have been coming to the festival from Carrollton, Ga., for 10 years. The Martins were once flute makers, and when they saw a musical performance that combined didgeridoos with flutes, they decided to start hand crafting their own didgeridoos. Deborah paints and decorates the finished products, while her husband does most of the crafting. “We keep coming back because it’s close to home,” Martin said. “My favorite part is getting the chance to see old friends.” Kristen Snow, a graduate student studying library science, was attending and taking part in Kentuck Festival for the first time this year. Snow makes some of her own clothing by spinning yarn and then weaving it into custom creations. Snow said, although she hadn’t had much time to explore the festival, she enjoyed getting to speak with patrons because they all had positive reactions to what she was doing. “I got involved with it in middle school when a friend taught me,” Snow said. “It’s really relaxing, and it’s nice to be able to wear something


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CW | Lindsey Leonard The festival includes attractions for visitors of all ages. I made and customize my things to make them exactly the way I want them. No one else does that.” Ann Tyler Corwin, a sophomore majoring in psychology, grew up in Tuscaloosa and estimated that she’s been going to the festival since she was 5 years old. “There’s one place I always go and revisit them,” Corwin said. “I purchased a ring from them, and they always remember me. I like being able to keep up with certain people who come here.” Corwin said her favorite purchase she made during this year’s festival was handspun yarn.

“I saw people spinning it, and it inspired me to start back knitting,” Corwin said. “I plan to knit myself an infinity scarf.” Because the Kentuck Festival is listed as one of the top 10 art fairs and festivals by American Style Magazine, it is an event that the Tuscaloosa community takes great pride in. “Friends of mine that have moved away have been posting on Facebook about how sad they are that they can’t be here this year,” Corwin said. “It’s a great event, and it’s important to people who have grown up in Tuscaloosa.”

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Students see effects of changes in health care By Ellen Coogan | Staff Reporter




Citizens without coverage must now pay a fine.

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After a five-year battle with multiple cancers and several surgeries, including the first open-esophagus throat surgery in the state of Florida, John Sarao died in February 2012. Sarao’s granddaughter, Kaitlyn Sarao, a University of Alabama senior majoring in art history, said her grandfather’s acid reflux diseases led in part to his development of stomach cancer. Kaitlyn Sarao also has acid reflux disease. “Basically, I know I have it, and it could get dangerous,” she said. “If it does, I could die, and if I don’t die, it will be really expensive.” For some students, the realities of joining the working world and choosing health insurance benefits packages are rapidly approaching. Courtney Green, former president of the Alabama Insurance Society, said it is particularly important that students who are about to enter the workforce understand their options for health care in the light of the enactment of recent health care laws. The Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, has garnered a great deal of controversy and debate ever since it was passed during President Obama’s first term. Green said she encourages anyone with questions about the act to do research or attend a meeting of the Alabama Insurance Society to learn more about it. The act, which began to be rolled out Oct. 1, has already resulted in changes in the availability of health insurance by creating the Health Insurance Marketplace, an exchange website designed to help people shop private insurance plans and deter-

mine if they qualify for discounts based on household size and income. Some states operate their own marketplaces, but Alabama uses the federal one. The website, healthcare. gov, is broken up into shopping for individuals, families and small businesses. After answering a series of questions, the site directs shoppers to relevant information about plans and programs. A premium estimation tool uses background information to put a price on possible plans, and live chat is available to guide shoppers through the process. The act requires businesses of a certain size to provide their employees with health insurance; however, businesses with fewer than 50 workers do not have to provide health insurance to their employees under the law. For small businesses that do choose to offer health care benefits, the Health Insurance Marketplace is an option to shop for plans. How the marketplace and new provisions from the Affordable Care Act will affect students entering the workforce is not yet clear, but there are some relevant considerations to predict the impact. “Students will have health care benefits that they didn’t have before, and so from that perspective, they’re going to be potentially covered from huge losses they could have had if they had a health event, right?” Susan Chen, assistant economics professor, said. “So from that perspective, it’s going to be good, but if it causes businesses to go under, and it shrinks the number of employers, then that would be bad, but it remains to be seen whether it’s going to do that or not.” People who do not have any

kind of coverage in 2014 will have to pay a fee unless they qualify for an exemption. The fee is $95 per adult, $47.50 per child, or 1 percent of income, but anyone on Medicare, Medicaid, a job-based plan, a personally purchased plan, COBRA, retiree coverage, TRICARE, veterans health care plans and peace corps volunteer plans count as covered. The University continues to offer a “Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan” to eligible UA students on a semester-to-semester basis through United Healthcare Student Resources, with some changes, which went into effect Aug. 2, due to the Affordable Care Act. Preventive health care services from in-network providers are now covered at 100 percent of the allowed charges, but all out-of-network preventive health care is not covered. For example, all generic contraceptives, annual physicals and eye exams received from an in-network provider are covered. United Healthcare Student Resources has an easily accessible list of providers who are considered in-network in any area. The ACA added new coverage as well, including acne, foot care, attempted suicide, obesity, alcohol and drug addiction, and sleep disorder coverage. Until just recently, many students would find themselves out of coverage shortly after graduation, but with the Affordable Health Care Act, people up to the age of 26 can remain on their parents’ health care plans. “Since I plan on going to law school, it will be a while before I will be able to fully support myself, so it’s a relief to know I won’t be out of coverage if I need it,” Sarao said.

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In keeping with tradition, UA should confront current challenges By Patrick Crowley | Staff Columnist Since the beginning of the semester, The University of Alabama has received a gross amount of media attention concerning voter fraud allegations, sorority integration and the football team’s relentless pursuit of the legendary threepeat, among other things. The attention has left us bloody and bruised, yet we stand unbowed and resolute. This is The University of Alabama where we choose to conquer the challenges that face us because they are difficult, because they measure the best of our talents and skills, because they ultimately guarantee a future built on a true

Patrick Crowley tradition of excellence. So, what are these challenges? It is the tearing down of de facto walls between different groups of students on campus and being genuinely kind to fellow students no matter their background. It is encouraging students to pursue academic

excellence in every subject, whether through active classroom participation, academic research or relationships with faculty. It is the fostering of individual and civic responsibility by promoting – not mandating – that students give back to the community that provides us with so much. Many of you are certainly thinking that these challenges are insurmountable. To that, I implore you to remember the challenges the University has conquered and how far we have come. On April 4, 1865, Union troops burned down the entirety of campus except for four primary buildings: the President’s Mansion, the Gorgas House, the Little

Round House and the Old Observatory. We rebuilt. In 1956, Autherine Lucy was the first black student admitted to the University and was expelled three days into classes due to the inability of the school to provide a safe environment. In 1963, Vivian Malone and James Hood registered for classes and opened the schoolhouse doors for minorities. This semester, we witnessed how the combined efforts of students, faculty, alumni and administrators opened the doors for all females to join sororities. What few doors on campus that are still closed will open soon. Lastly, on April 27, 2011, an EF4 tornado destroyed 12

percent of Tuscaloosa’s infrastructure and took the lives of six students living in off-campus housing. Since then, the city of Tuscaloosa has rebuilt itself through capital investments on infrastructure and numerous property developments. Mayor Walt Maddox saw the immense challenge Tuscaloosa faced after the tornado and has wisely led the city to better, new heights. Since Tuscaloosa is better, the University is better, too. Now then, what challenges can the University not handle? We all have the immense privilege to be educated at school here, but that also means we carry the burden of having to confront the challenges

facing this school and ourselves. I want you to ask yourself the most important question of all as a student: What challenges will you confront today? Because there will come a day when the combined efforts of students tear down the de facto walls between us, when students become citizens of Tuscaloosa and not just the University, and when students achieve excellence in unimaginable ways. I hope that day is coming, but I am quick to ask myself, “What challenges have I confronted today?” Patrick Crowley is a sophomore majoring in economics and finance. His column runs biweekly on Mondays.


Harassment of Mallet enters a new realm Editor’s Note: The following column contains language that may be offensive to some readers. By Marina Roberts | Staff Columnist At 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, a female Malleteer, Mari Baroff, who willingly disclosed her name for this column, was harassed by a group of men dressed in pledge gear while sitting alone on the steps outside Palmer Hall. They drove up in a silver car, and one got out and started yelling to get her attention. She tried to ignore them, but they continued to yell a string of obscenities at her that denigrated the Mallet Assembly and its members. One brother inside the car leaned out the window to yell, “You wish you could make half my salary in 30 years, you f**king c**t.” After several minutes of this harassment, two Malleteers came outside to investigate the noise, and the fraternity brothers got back into their car and quickly left. The Malleteer victimized by this incident was also bullied in high school for being queer. The harassment that night left her badly shaken and unable to sleep, and a subsequent night she stayed over at Palmer, despite not living there, because she felt unsafe away from her Mallet family.

Marina Roberts This incident was triggering for her, as she has suffered physical assault for being a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Mallet is familiar with harassment from fraternities. Every year, like clockwork, the new pledges drive by our building to yell slurs and curses at us for fun. Every year, we hear about how yet another fraternity has put their members up to stealing Mallet shirts as a sort of scavenger hunt. Two years ago, a group of pledges stole the Mallet Assembly sign and when our president rushed out to remove the sign from the bed of the truck, they started the car and struck our President with their vehicle. Friday, a member of Zeta Beta Tau dumped paint down one of our stairwells as a prank.

Every year this happens, and every year we deal. But verbally assaulting a woman who is alone at night while you are drunk and surrounded by your friends is an entirely different realm of indecency. That is intimidation protected by a shoddy veil of anonymity, and I have no doubt that these boys will hide behind that cover until this has effectively “blown over.” Their cowardice is self-evident, as is their lack of character. When we were children, the villain was so easy to identify in movies and books. The antagonist was the one bullying people, threatening people, making people feel afraid or weak. We did not root for those characters because they hurt people, because what they stood for was selfish gain at the expense of what was ethical and right. I did not grow up wanting to be the poorly written villain in a Disney movie. And yet, I am confronted with a reality in which my friends and I are opposed by people so obvious in their lack of decency that I don’t understand how they justify their behavior. I do not see how these boys, who got out of their

car to scream misogynist, classist language at a girl sitting on some steps, don’t see themselves as villainous. I do not know how the boys who do these things sleep at night, but moreover I don’t understand how other greek students tolerate this behavior from their brothers. If you hear a student discussing the harassment they intend to perpetrate against another community on campus, will you speak up? Will you report them? Or will you laugh uncomfortably and implicitly support their antagonism, which is ultimately associated with you as an otherwise upstanding member of the greek community? I’m here to tell you that if you are greek, you hold a far better hand in this game than I do. I urge you to use your position to better your community. Step up. There is a reason this reputation will be associated with you if you do not. Marina Roberts is a senior majoring in accounting and was the second female president of the Mallet Assembly. Her column runs biweekly on Mondays.



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“An open letter to the boys of the street” “Yeah, a lot of men are crude and lecherous, though looking at human history up until the last maybe hundred years, I think we’re not doing too bad.”

“I just don’t feel that is an accurate by saying this only about women. The same stats could be collected about men.”



“‘The best possible outcome is that she is flattered. That she finds her worth in this. And that is just deplorable.’ Nailed it.”

“I really want to punch those guys in the opening story in the throat.”

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Last Week’s Poll: Do you ride your bike on campus? (Yes: 38%) (No: 52%) (I did when I lived on campus: 10%) This Week’s Poll: Do you believe the list of contested votes in the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education election disenfranchises students?


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SGA to create external scholarship database website Program allows students to be notified about matching scholarships while enrolled at University By Brooke Garner | Contributing Writer The Student Government Association is currently in the process of creating an external scholarship database, which will allow students constant access to a site listing non-University of Alabama related scholarships. Students will fill out an information sheet one time and then will be notified by their campus email about scholarships they are eligible for. Mary Wills, executive secretary for the SGA, came up with the idea of the external scholarship database at the University after reading a magazine which revealed the University of Arizona

had implemented a similar external scholarship database that was created by students for their students. With financial stability being the number one concern for students, the SGA approached the University of Arizona to buy or rent their database, but all offers were refused. Because of the refusal, the SGA has teamed up with Management Information System students to build an external scholarship database solely for University of Alabama students. “Coming from Los Angeles, I know how expensive it is to come here, so I think that this database is a great idea that will make it easier for kids to be

financially stable,” Ali Kaplan, a freshman majoring in kinesiology, said. What makes the SGA’s database different from other scholarship resources online like Zinch and Fastweb is that as long as you are enrolled as a UA student, you will be notified for matching scholarships all four years and throughout grad school. “Ideally, every student will benefit from this database,” Wills said. “It will take away the hassle of finding scholarships and doing an application and realizing halfway through that you are not even eligible.” The external scholarship database project will start in January and ideally will take three semes-

ters to complete. It will launch in the first semester to a random selection of students who will try out the system, and then the database will be reevaluated and tweaked for problems during the second semester. During the third semester, the program will launch for the entire campus. The database will be linked through myBama, and the SGA will be doing promotion campaigns to make students around campus aware of the upcoming database. “The external scholarship database will be created and maintained by UA students, which really shows the initiative of the students on campus,” Wills said.

Judge rules Horwitz case can proceed with presented evidence By Katherine Owen | Production Editor Kelly Horwitz will be allowed to continue with her case contesting 397 votes in the Aug. 27 District 4 Board of Education election. At least 392 of the votes being contested are student votes. Judge James Roberts ruled on Friday that

Horwitz and her attorney James Anderson may proceed with the evidence offered Oct. 15. At the hearing, Horwitz and Anderson presented the names of 397 students and evidence they believed disqualified said votes. The list detailed reasons indicating the votes were “tainted by misconduct, fraud or

corruption or offers to bribe, bribery, intimidation or other misconduct,” or indicating the voters were ineligible to vote or did not to meet the residency requirement. Anderson said now, in proceeding with the case, a voter will be called in as a witness, it will be established that the voter was ineligible to vote in the election and that the voter will testify. By law, he said, as long as the individual tells the truth, he or she cannot incriminate themselves. “It’s in the Alabama Code, that as long as they tell the truth while they’re on the stand, it doesn’t matter if they say, ‘Look, the only reason I registered is for the free drink,’ that’s okay. They’re fine. The law is in there to protect people, so they can testify and not worry about it,” Anderson said. The Aug. 27 election was littered with allegations of voter fraud, including free drinks for votes and dishonest voter registration. Cason Kirby, a UA graduate and former SGA president, won the election, beating Horwitz 416 to 329. In a memorandum filed by Horwitz Oct. 14, the allegations are detailed even further, largely focusing on the involvement of the UA greek community in the elections. Horwitz and Anderson allege Kirby was elected into the District 4 BOE chair by efforts of the Machine. The memorandum goes on to examine emails and Facebook messages sent from members of Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Gamma, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta and a fraternity listserv. The emails from Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Gamma, Alpha Omicron Pi and Chi Omega all urge members to vote for Kirby. In an emailed statement, Kirby’s attorney, Andy Campbell, denied all connections of Kirby to the voter fraud and said Horwitz’s argument was built on insinuations and sought to isolate a certain group of the student body. “The contestant in her filing has used misstate-

I hope that ... Tuscaloosa can look forward to a fully free and fair electoral process — Kelly Horwitz ments, innuendo and a handful of emails from students to argue that there was widespread bribery and illegal voting in this election,” the statement read. “This is not only untrue and unsupported by the evidence, it is totally at odds with Alabama Law. Rather than showing what specific voters were illegal as required by law, the contestant has labeled virtually every student who voted - more than 400 – as ‘tainted by fraud’ without any further evidence.” After Roberts approved Horwitz to move forward with her case Friday, she released a statement denying Kirby’s accusation of her disenfranchisement of student voters. “Let me be clear that this challenge has never been an effort to ‘disenfranchise’ student voters,” the statement read. “Nor, as a sorority alumna myself, do I disapprove of fraternities and sororities. …What is especially unfortunate in this case is that many students were misused: given bad advice or no advice about residency requirements and pressured by offers of private gain in exchange for their votes. I hope that those who ought to know better will treat them with more respect in the future, and that Tuscaloosa can look forward to a fully free and fair electoral process.”


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By Abbey Crain | Culture Editor College Halloween parties are for serving yourself questionable green drinks from a witch’s cauldron and forcing your man of the moment to be the Fred to your Wilma, the PB to your J. But why should you have

to itch and sweat in a store-bought polyester number when you could make your own Wilma ensemble out of a dress from the thrift store? For this year’s round of Halloween date parties and bar costume contests, try your hand with scissors, glue and safety pins. For the pop culture costume, try imitating Miley Cyrus’ VMA


accoutrements. Swap out the leotard for an over-sized T-shirt emblazoned with the infamous teddy bear for a functional take on the pop star’s most talked about TV moment. For a creative spin on a Halloween classic, bat wings can be made by dismembering an umbrella and pinning it to a long sleeve jacket.





Costumes that don’t break the bank

You will need: XL gray T-shirt; pink, gray, black, white felt, foam finger (You can use the one SGA gave out at the Ole Miss game.) sneakers, black skirt, fabric glue, scissors.

Step 1: Cut from felt: two pink ears, pink tongue, two pink eyes, two black outer ears, mouth, one pupil, two eyebrows, two eyelids, one nose, two white teeth, one eyeball.


Step 2: Glue pieces onto T-shirt.



Step 3: Imitate Miley’s signature VMA hairstyle by fixing two buns on the top of head with bobby pins.



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CW | Photos by Austin Bigoney You will need: Black umbrella, safety pins, long sleeve jacket, scissors, pliers.

Step 1: Dismember umbrella by untwisting the wire holding the skeleton in place at the top.

Step 2: Cut the umbrella down the middle.

Step 3: Pin the prongs to each other.

Step 4: Pin the edges of the wing to both sleeves of the jacket.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Abuse victims speak out Sorority to host event against domestic violence ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’

CW | Hannah Widener At One Vision One Voice, women were able to share their personal stories of domestic abuse. By Hannah Widener | Contributing Writer A broken ankle, a broken wrist and some bruised ribs. Those were just some of the injuries sustained over the two years Fernanda Dixon was in an abusive relationship with her children’s father. Dixon spoke out for the first time at Tuscaloosa Public Library Saturday about breaking the cycle of violence, as part of Woman 2 Woman Empowerment’s One Vision One Voice. Besides her family, no one had ever heard her speak about her story and what she went through. Dixon was one of many speakers present at the One Voice One Vision event, which was held to increase awareness on domestic violence and breast cancer, which are both nationally recognized in October. “It started with threats – he would threaten me. When I was pregnant he pulled a knife on me to my stomach,” Dixon said. “Told me all kind of things about how I was pregnant for him, that I belonged to him, he owned me basically.” In January 2002, then

18-year-old Dixon had just returned from her doctor’s appointment where her boyfriend was expecting her to come home and tell him how far along she was in her pregnancy. But Dixon was not pregnant, and this information led to the most brutal beating she had ever received from her boyfriend, she said. “My son was barely walking at the time, and he was actually in the room when it happened, so him being 1 year old, he was wondering what was going on. So seeing me screaming and yelling, he started crying and I tried to go to him to comfort him,” Dixon said. “His father being in the rage that he was, as my son was trying to get to me, he took him and he just pushed him into the wall. I was like, no, I cannot do this. I can take you doing this to me, but, no, you can’t do this to my child.” As Dixon began to cry during her speech, her mother, Claudette Dixon, whom Fernanda had seen her own father beat, put her arm on Fernanda’s shoulder to help her get through speaking. “Yes, my daughter has seen it and it hurts,”

Claudette said. “I talked to the Rev. Harris about it when she wanted a speaker and I almost choked. I thought I was over it, you know, but it brought back so many memories, and I’ve been praying on it all week to get rid of the fear because I thought I had gotten over all that. I tried, and when my daughter did tell me she was going through it, I was so proud of her to be strong and to not stay in it. You have to get out. ” Claudette spoke about growing up in a household where you didn’t talk about what went on and the man was the head of the house. Fernanda, who is now 29, said 12 years later, she still receives threats from her children’s father. “I do thank God that I went through it because it made me stronger, and now I know what to tell my children. I tell my daughters and even my son that if you get that angry with a person something is not right,” Fernanda said. For more information on the Woman 2 Woman Empowerment program and its future events, visit woman2womanempower

Submitted Alpha Chi Omega will host Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about domestic violence as part of the sorority’s philanthropy. By Jessica Smith | Contributing Writer Alpha Chi Omega’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is not your typical charity event. The walk raises awareness for domestic violence in a creative way: a Men’s high-heeled relay race. Danielle DuBose, Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy chair, said this type of event uses entertainment to raise awareness on an issue that is difficult to discuss. “The event attracts students from across campus because of its entertainment value and therefore is effective in drawing attention to the issue of domestic violence and starting a conversation on the issue,” she said. The sorority’s national philanthropy is the awareness and prevention of domestic violence. They strive to support victims and develop their members into “Real Strong Women” who can stop the trend of

PLAN TO GO WHAT: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes WHEN: Tuesday at 5 p.m. WHERE: The corner of Colonia Drive and Magnolia Drive

violence and encourage women to stand up for themselves. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises approximately $2,000 annually for Turning Point Services, a local Tuscaloosa shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Chapter president Jenny Sears said they hold the event in October because it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “It is often hard for an outsider to understand when a woman is in an abusive situation,” Sears said.

“We have found that the event not only helps the participants, but everyone to understand and see what it would be like to ‘walk a mile’ in a woman’s shoes.” The men pay an entry fee to participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and all proceeds are donated to Turning Point services through the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. Members of the sorority look forward to the event every year because they use it as a way to focus on sisterhood within the Alpha Chi Omega house, as well as to build panhellenic spirit as the women from other sororities join them in cheering on the participants. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m., and the race will start at 5 p.m. on Tuesday on the corner of Colonial Drive and Magnolia Drive, outside the student entrance to Bryant- Denny stadium. For more information, email DuBose at dmdubose@crimson.

CULTUREIN BRIEF University programs hosts Glow in the Dark Kickball University Programs will be hosting Glow in the Dark Kickball at Presidential Park. The event is free and will be held Tuesday from 8-10 p.m. Students who are interested in participating can register at

Students offer advice on preventing dating violence In order to help raise awareness on domestic violence, the Student Leadership Council will be cosponsoring Bystanders: Addressing Victims and Perpetrators of Dating Violence. Students will be offering their peers advice on how to stop dating violence. The event will be located in 205 Gorgas Library Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.

‘Carrie’ comes to the Cobb Theatre Cobb Theatre will be offering students a free showing of the recently released movie “Carrie.” University Programs is offering students free transportation to the showing, which will be Wednesday from 5-10 p.m. Buses will leave from the Ferguson Center Plaza at 5:15 p.m to transport students to the showing. Free popcorn and drinks will also be provided at the theater. Students interested in attending should reserve their seat at

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Points surrendered to Arkansas by the Crimson Tide. It was the second shutout of the season for Alabama. Consecutive games the Crimson Tide has had two 100-yard rushers in the same game. Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake had 111 and 104 yards, respectively. Yards-per-carry by freshman Derrick Henry, who led the Crimson Tide in rushing yards. Henry added the last score of the game, an 80-yarder with 59 seconds left.

Yards Amari Cooper had at halftime. It was the biggest total of the season so far for the sophomore. Yards passing AJ McCarron has this season, good for sixth in the SEC.

POSITIONGRADES By Nick Sellers | Staff Reporter Running Backs

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CW | Austin Bigoney, Photo Illustration by Sloane Arogeti Tight End O.J. Howard stretches out for a touchdown after receiving a pass wide open from Quarterback AJ McCarron.

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All facets of the special teams clicked against Arkansas, as Cade Foster nailed a 48-yard field goal and Deion Belue blocked a field goal that threatened the Crimson Tide’s shutout. Cody Mandell’s only punt went for 51 yards.

Offensive Line Chad Lindsay’s third consecutive start at center might have been his best yet, directing the still-improving offensive line and helping Alabama’s running backs gain 352 yards on the ground. As Grant Hill filled in part time for Austin Shepherd, the line also did a superb job of pass blocking for AJ McCarron.

Wide receivers Amari Cooper finally got his first score of 2013 with a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. T.J. Yeldon led the team with four catches, while Christion Jones and Cooper had three catches each. O.J. Howard made his only catch count, going 17 yards for a score in the third quarter.

Secondary Ha Ha Clinton-Dix came back with a vengeance, grabbing a key first-quarter interception and finishing with five total tackles. Jarrick Williams is proving himself a solid tackler, leading the defensive backfield with six total take downs. The secondary will need to continue its improvement if Vinnie Sunseri’s injury is as serious as Saban let on after the game.


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Kenyan Drake had his second consecutive 100yard game, finishing with 104 yards and two touchdowns and showing he’s a more complete back. Derrick Henry was the leading rusher, popping off a late 80-yard score. More notable was the lack of fumbles.

Linebackers Senior C.J. Mosley continued his monster season, leading the team with 10 total tackles while adding one tackle-for-loss and two quarterback hurries. Denzel Devall showed renewed effort off the right side, chasing down Brandon Allen for a sack. Trey DePriest was solid again in the middle.

Quarterbacks McCarron was efficient Saturday, throwing three touchdowns to three different receivers and finishing 15-21 for 180 yards. A few throws to open receivers were off the mark, but it was largely a solid game for McCarron.

Defensive line Brandon Ivory had some good push up the middle of the line, and Jonathan Allen had another effective game off the bench. Darren Lake and Allen were the only defensive lineman with solo tackles; however, and several ends for the Crimson Tide were not as physical on the line of scrimmage.

Tide offense uses balanced attack to blowout game By Charlie Potter | Assistant Sports Editor Two 100-yard rushers and three passing touchdowns propelled the Crimson Tide to a blowout victory over Arkansas Saturday night. “We made some explosive plays in the passing game,” Nick Saban said. “We were able to run the ball, and we had pretty good balance out there. I’m really pleased with the progress that we made.” Alabama dominated Arkansas with a balanced attack of rushing and passing and piled up 532 yards in its 52-0 victory over the Razorbacks. AJ McCarron threw for 180 yards on 15-of21 passing for three touchdowns to three different receivers. For the second consecutive game, sophomore running back Kenyan Drake rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball eight times for 104 yards against Arkansas. Drake used his speed Saturday to bounce outside of the tackles. He broke free along the Arkansas sideline for a 46-yard touch-

now,” Steen said.

The more games we have played, the better everybody felt together, and I think we are getting along just fine right now. — Anthony Steen down run in the second quarter. “It’s obviously a testament to my offensive line and the players around me. They do a good job blocking on the edge,” Drake said. Alabama’s running game seems to be hitting its stride, and its success is parallel to the offensive line’s cohesion. Senior right guard Anthony Steen said the offensive line has finally started to gel together, despite the injury to center Ryan Kelly, as well as Austin Shepherd and Grant Hill splitting time at right tackle. “The more games we have played, the better everybody felt together, and I think we are getting along just fine right

Derrick Henry breaks out as leading rusher Drake might have had another productive outing, but true freshman Derrick Henry ended the game as Alabama’s leading rusher. Henry carried the ball five times for 31 yards in the fourth quarter and was running to drain the clock and secure a 45-0 victory. But he bounced outside and raced to an 80-yard touchdown with less than a minute left in the game. “I’m one of Derrick’s biggest fans. … That’s his favorite thing, to hit that outside corner,” Drake said. “I always tell him, ‘When you do it, I know you’re going to show your speed, so just don’t let anyone catch you from behind.’ He sure didn’t do that.” Henry finished the game with 111 rushing yards on six carries and proved he can bust the big play at any minute. “Whoever we have at running back, we feel confident they can make an explosive play for us,” McCarron said. “The biggest thing for the two guys who have been rotating

in – Kenyan and T.J. – is they do a good job when they’re supposed to, catching balls. They did a good job [Saturday] on some check downs. It helped us move the ball.”

Amari Cooper scores first touchdown of season Sophomore wide receiver Amari Cooper has been hampered by a toe injury this season and hasn’t been the big-play threat he was a season ago. But against Arkansas, Cooper led the team in receiving yards and caught his first touchdown of 2013. He pulled in three catches for 65 yards and was on the receiving end of a 30-yard touchdown pass from McCarron in the second quarter. The toe doesn’t seem to be bothering Cooper any longer. “I think Amari’s doing fine,” Saban said. “He had a really good week of practice; he didn’t have any setbacks. I would have actually liked to thrown the ball a little bit more [Saturday] to get more guys involved in the passing game.”


Soccer ends weekend with pair of losses on home turf By Caroline Gazzara | Staff Reporter It just wasn’t the weekend the team wanted. Both games were against steep competition, but no matter what the Crimson Tide tried to do, the weekend just didn’t turn out the way the soccer team had hoped. “The way we’re going to move forward is by not changing a thing,” coach Todd Bramble said. “We’re not taking any days off; we’re not going to feel sorry for ourselves; we’re not going to lighten our training load, and we’re not going to work harder. We’re going to stay in a routine. I don’t think we’ve been playing poorly, necessarily, but we’re going to prepare in a way that’s going to give us a chance to go over to Mississippi next week and get six points on the road.” The weekend marked two losses for the Crimson Tide, falling to both Texas A&M Friday and No. 23 Kentucky Sunday. Alabama fell to 5-10 (4-4 SEC.) Alabama lost 3-0 to the Aggies. Though the Alabama Soccer Stadium was packed with fans and alumni, the Crimson Tide couldn’t gain footing against them. Bramble said the fault didn’t lie with his team. “I’m taking total responsibility for this loss,” Bramble said. “I chose the wrong tactics. The way I had us organized, it just gave them too much room, too much time to play. I don’t fault [the] players.” Friday’s blowout didn’t undermine Sunday’s game against Kentucky. Despite the fact that the Crimson Tide was upended by the No. 23 team 4-2,

Alabama scored the first goal within minutes. Junior Theresa Diederich scored the first goal off a penalty kick. “I think it really helped our confidence,” Diederich said. “I think it helped us keep playing hard, knowing that we had a chance and build everyone’s spirits up. You can’t always get a win, but that’s just how it goes.” Kentucky retaliated Diederich’s penalty kick with two goals of its own. With only 45 seconds left in the half, one of the Wildcats managed to get a surprise goal over goalie Emily Rusk’s head to end the half 3-1. When the game resumed, freshman Auburn Mercer scored Alabama’s second goal in the 77th minute. “Getting the chance to go up forward and scoring a goal feels great,” Mercer said. “[It] kind of gave us the motivation [we needed.]” With the second goal under its belt, Alabama tried to tie the game but was unsuccessful when Kentucky scored its fourth and final goal. Six yellow cards were given during Sunday’s game, two of them against Kentucky’s coaches. The rest were against players. Alabama has three games left in the regular season. The Crimson Tide will be on the road this weekend against both Mississippi State and Ole Miss. “Nothing has been decided yet,” Bramble said. “This conference always comes down to the final game to decide everything. We’re still fighting for CW | FIFI Wang all of that.” After hosting two nationally-ranked teams, the Tide hope to regain strength.

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Power of Pink match draws energetic crowd By Kelly Ward | Staff Reporter A new atmosphere filled Foster Auditorium during Friday night’s volleyball game when a mixture of pink and crimson shirts filled the stands. It was the Power of Pink, and the crowd rallied behind the team. “[I was] really pleased with the energy that we played with,” head coach Ed Allen said Friday. “Home crowd was terrific in helping provide a lot of that energy as well, and I thought we executed offensively as solid as we have all year long.” Allen wasn’t the only Alabama coach on the floor. Softball coach Patrick Murphy was one of several other coaches in attendance. “I think it’s really cool, especially among the women’s sports,” Murphy said Friday. “We all support each other. … Tonight, I think that was the best atmosphere I think I’ve been in the new Foster since they renovated, and it’s really cool to see coach Allen and his team come through with a 3-0 sweep.”

Tonight, I think that was the best atmosphere I think I’ve been in the new Foster since they renovated. — Patrick Murphy Alabama swept Texas A&M in three sets (3331, 25-22, 25-21) in front of a crowd of 1,264 people. Nearly the same amount of people came for the LSU match Sunday afternoon. The difference was a noticeable amount of purple in the stands instead of pink. The Tigers’ fans were loud, but freshman Brittany Thomas said she didn’t mind. “No, that’s great,” Thomas said. “Any kind of – even if it’s for the other team – that kind of atmosphere just builds, just makes it makes the game even more fun to play in.” Alabama had 62 kills in its win over LSU. Mattie Weldy led the team with a .522 hitting percentage. She was third on the team with

kills Sunday with a careerhigh 15. Both Thomas and Krystal Rivers put up double-digit kills with 18 and 16, respectively. “It takes a lot of stress off of me when I have so many options to go to,” setter Sierra Wilson said. “I don’t have to think as much about getting them one-on-one or in better situations. I really just have a lot of options so it’s good for me.” Alabama beat LSU in four sets (27-25, 20-25, 25-20, 25-15). Still, the crowd was hard to miss Sunday as LSU chants filled Foster after the Tigers won a point. The fans were a motivation to play better, Wilson said. Both matches provided good atmospheres to play and win in, Allen said. “LSU fans are passionate, just like Alabama fans are,” Allen said. “We just like to play in exciting atmospheres; we don’t care if we’re home or away. Our kids enjoy playing in front of people, and again, it was a good crowd in both matches.” With the two wins, Alabama improved to 16-5 on the season and 4-3 in SEC play.

UA Athletics Alabama defeated LSU in volleyball on Sunday in front of a loud, large crowd.

SPORTSIN BRIEF Alabama No. 1 in BCS Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the first BCS standings, which were announced Sunday night on ESPN. The Crimson Tide was followed in the poll by Florida State, Oregon and Ohio State. Alabama held onto its No. 1 rankings in the USA Today Coaches Poll and AP Poll. In the Coaches Poll, Alabama received 57 first-place votes, with four votes falling to No. 2 Oregon and one to No. 3 Florida State. Missouri rose from No. 14 to No. 7, and Auburn is newly ranked at 17. Clemson fell from No. 4 to No. 10, Texas A&M fell from No. 9 to No. 15, and LSU from No. 8 to No. 13. Georgia and

Florida fell out of the poll from No. 16 and No. 22 respectively. For the fourth consecutive week, Alabama received 55 of 60 first-place votes in the AP poll. Undefeated No. 2 Oregon received 3 first-place votes, while No. 3 Florida State received 2 after beating Clemson 51-14. Missouri rose nine spots to No. 5 after a 36-17 win over Florida, and Auburn rose 13 spots to No.11 after beating Texas A&M, who fell from No. 7 to No. 14. LSU fell five spots to No. 13 following a loss to unranked Ole Miss, while Georgia fell out of the rankings from No. 15.

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Rowing team places 11th

Tennis team falls to Auburn

The Alabama rowing team finished 11 of 30 in the Club 8+ division of the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Mass., over the weekend. The Crimson Tide finished a quarter of a second behind 10th place Boston College and clinched an invitation to next year’s regatta with a tophalf finish. Alabama also competed in the women’s Champion 4+ race Sunday afternoon.

The Alabama women’s tennis team lost Sunday in the semifinals of doubles and quarterfinals of singles play, ending its run at the USTA/ITA Southern Regional Championships. Mary Anne Daines and Natalia Maynetto fell to Auburn’s doubles pair 8-6, while freshman Erin Routliffe fell to Auburn’s Pleun Burgmans, the tournament’s No. 1 player, in singles.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

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Clinton-Dix was reinstated by the NCAA on Friday and entered the game on Saturday when Sunseri left. Landon Collins slid over to strong safety in Sunseri’s place and Clinton-Dix played free safety. “I just want to apologize to my family, teammates, university and fans for the mistake I made during the summer and I have learned from it [sic],� Clinton-Dix tweeted Sunday. Clinton-Dix was reportedly suspended for accepting a $500 loan from a strength and conditioning coach. He practiced with the scout team during his suspension. “It felt great just to be back with my team,� Clinton-Dix said after the game. “It was [frustrating] but at the same time I’ve got to worry about me. Continue to stay in shape, cover guys and keep up with them.� Saban said the plan was to play ClintonDix in the “money� position in Alabama’s secondary, essentially the fourth cornerback. But when the injury struck, ClintonDix was forced into the game. He recorded five tackles and an interception. “When Vinnie went out, he was the next guy in and did a good job,� Saban said. “He used his experience to know and adjust the formations. I think his leadership really helped the other guys because Vinnie has been making most of the calls and that stuff. It was good to get him back and have that kind of experience.� Saban is expected to announce Sunseri’s status on Monday.

CW | Austin Bigoney Safety Landon Collins celebrates after taking down Arkansas returner Korliss Marshall, preventing a first down. Collins and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix take over after a knee injury places Vinnie Sunseri on the sideline.


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