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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Senate begins 2012 legislative session President calls for reform of internal governing documents Joshua Mann

THE DAILY COUGAR No new legislation was introduced when the 49th Student Government Association senate held its first meeting Wednesday. Instead, the senators in attendance were sworn in, and short speeches were given by several members of SGA. “We’ve been through a lot this year, and we’re not the only ones; UT disqualified one

of their presidential candidates, LSU just recently disqualified an entire party from campaigning,” said Chief Justice Taylor Kilroy. “This is your opportunity to band together and be in SGA. Forget the parties, forget who you ran against, forget all that nonsense. Because your job right now is to work for students.” SGA President Cedric Bandoh said he wants to set up a task force to reform the SGA election code, judicial code, bylaws and constitution. “I think a lot of the issues that arose during the elections came because those

This is your opportunity to band together and be in SGA. Forget the parties, forget who you ran against, forget all that nonsense. Because your job right now is to work for students.” Taylor Kilroy, on putting aside the election season controversy documents were very ambiguous, had a lot of loopholes, had a lot of contradictions in them,” Bandoh said.

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Cougars discuss public school sex education

Students promote vehicle for advertising competition Cougar Concepts will host a promotional event for Honda’s new vehicle, the 2012 Honda Civic Coupe, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in front of the University Center. UH is one of 20 schools chosen to participate in the Honda Civic Coupe Marketing Competition. Free food and beverages will be available, and promotional items will be handed out. Honda has provided Cougar Concept with a $3,000 budget to carry out their advertising campaign plans. — Cougar News Services

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Professor to discuss family, health, human values Alexandra Stern, history of medicine professor at the University of Michigan, will give the John P. McGovern endowed lecture in Family, Health and Human Values at 7 p.m. Monday in the Rockwell Pavilion. “Her work investigates how health policy decisions impact individuals and families while exploring the ethical questions underlying those policies,” said Catherine Patterso, associate dean of graduate studies in a UH press release.“As medicine rapidly pushes the boundaries of what is possible, it prompts new questions about the social and ethical implications of medical advancements.” The event is free and open to the public. To rsvp, email pmnguyen@ central.uh.edu. For more information, call (713) 743-3000. — Cougar News Services

“To move forward and be effective in the things we do, I think it’s important to improve the documents that we use to govern ourselves internally.” Former SGA President Michael Harding said he decided to rescind his veto of the Good Samaritan Act, which was passed in the final meeting of the 48th senate two weeks ago, but he declined to comment on why. Seventeen members were initially in attendance, but several more filtered in as the meeting progressed.

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Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter focused on advocacy for HISD schools while showing “Let’s Talk About Sex,” a documentary on how American attitudes towards sex affect teens and holding an open-floor discussion Tuesday in the University Center Spindle Top Room. “HISD is doing the right thing, heading in the right direction,” said James Lee, president of TFNSC, “which is to teach students about protecting themselves, but they could go a little further. What we hope HISD to do is teach comprehensive sex education.” There are three types of sexual education programs — abstinence until marriage, abstinence plus and comprehensive plus. Currently, HISD is teaching abstinence plus. “With abstinence plus they don’t really show you or tell you all the different methods,” Lee said. “They just say there are methods out there, but you aren’t physically shown a condom. You aren’t shown the pill; they don’t tell you how often you need to take the pill; they don’t tell you that there are other things out there like IUDs or different means of birth control.” With abstinence until marriage education, sex is not open for discussion, Lee said. Abstinence

plus goes one step further by teaching students about pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Comprehensive plus bypasses abstinence education and focuses on prevention education that includes STDs, HIV/AIDs education, how to properly use a condom and explores different kinds of birth control available. “I feel strongly that there should be more funding for contraceptives and for sex education,” said Magdieo Martine, an accounting graduate student. “I’m not a big proponent for abstinence only sex education. That doesn’t work, never does, because people are human and they love sex.” According to “Let’s Talk About Sex,” 70 percent of American teens have had sex. Of those, 50 percent of their parents believe they are still virgins. Lee said the solution lies in outreach programs like the School Health Advisory Council, legislatively mandated volunteer groups that each school district has. SHACs are composed of both student and parent volunteers that visit local schools, review education materials and meet before the school board to discuss possible adjustments to the materials. “Basically the SHAC makes recommendations to the school district. The School Board of Trustees then can either choose to listen to or ignore the recommendations of the SHAC,” said Texas Freedom SEX continues on page 3


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THE DAILY COUGAR As part of Push Week 2012, Pi Kappa Phi fraternity organized a wheelchair basketball tournament to raise money and awareness for people with physical disabilities. The tournament, which took place Tuesday at Cullen Oaks, was double elimination and had six sororities and the Rollin’

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“In middle school, I just remember learning, but not in particular what about. I think they were more about abstinence — I don’t remember. I think if I would have learn it later on like high school, when people actually think about that stuff, it’s more likely to stick and for you to listen when they talk about it.”

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Network Outreach Coordinator Garett Mize. “They generally accept and pass the recommendations of the SHAC because they don’t want to be seen as going against what the community says.” According to Mize, the word “condom” is not mentioned in sex education and the stats speak for themselves. “Texas has held pretty steady as the third-highest rate of teen pregnancy among the 50 states. When it comes to teen birthrate, Texas is number one in that, in particularly in Dallas,” Mize said. “In Texas we have the third largest HIV infection among young people in high school up to age 30, but among our general population, we have the fourth highest rate of HIV infection. In Texas we like to say we’re number one, this is definitely a place we don’t want to be number one.” news@thedailycougar.com

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Internet Piracy: no one is guilty nor innocent

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he Stop Online Piracy Act got nixed in bill form before being law, but expect SOPA or one of its clones to make a comeback soon.

The Daily Cougar would never advocate larceny or piracy, but whether you know it or not, you’re considered a pirate too. If you’ve backed up a song or copied pages of a textbook for a classmate, you’re technically a file-sharing pirate. Even those who haven’t copied and pasted a single byte of copyrighted material are susceptible to purchasing counterfeited goods, aka bootleg sunglasses. File sharing is still vague in law, and so was SOPA. This caused a lot of confusion and overreaction, and the last thing we need is more uncertain laws. Texas Rep. Lamar Smith — who introduced SOPA — denounced “misinformation” and the opposition in an editorial for Politico in December. “SOPA helps American innovators by protecting US intellectual property from foreign criminals. The bill targets conduct that is already illegal,” he wrote. Why he doesn’t care about worldwide innovators is a mystery. He also said SOPA makes it harder for online “thieves” to profit from selling copyrighted goods. “We cannot let misinformation distract us from making the online marketplace safe for US consumers,” Smith said. Smith has a point: Misinformation is bad. However, Smith is full of misinformation. There are no money transactions in sharing — period. Pay-to-download sites exist, but the real money comes from ad revenue, not pirating. Secondly, most downloaded content is decades out of circulation, or not sold in stores. If the content is commercially available, it is usually overpriced. Companies made their profit a long time ago, and that is that. Admittedly, digitally stored information does have commodity value. Yet plenty of producers advocate open source of their wares. Why? Because contracted actors, artists, painters, musicians, writers and cartoonists easily get conned out of their fair share thanks to corporate legal nonsense. Even rich musicians say they are paid far too much for what they produce. Ask Bono from U2. The law shouldn’t blame consumers, it won’t help producers and it can’t hurt the pirates.

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was engulfed by the media coverage and attention for Friday’s Mega Millions last week. I gave in to the hype and bought a ticket for the first time in my life. Lucas Now lotto frenzy has Sepulveda come to an end, and if you played, you probably didn’t win. If it makes you feel better, I didn’t win either. It’s a heartbreaker, but we can’t be too disappointed, considering the odds of winning the big sum were one in 176 million. It could’ve been worse though. One Las Vegas man spent $20,000 on lotto tickets, and, you guessed it, he also wasn’t one of the three winners. So looking at it like that, we actually didn’t do too badly. As the seconds ticked away, and the clock slowly approached the drawing time, people across the country turned on their TVs and computers, hoping that by some miracle, the numbers on their $1 ticket would be announced. However, we all know this is obviously foolish and didn’t honestly expect to win anything. Yet many of us still bought the ticket, which is curious. Why is it that so many, including myself, participated in this

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self-imposed tax that contradicts everything we’ve learned about common sense? Skimming the syllabus of any probability course should be enough to convince us to put our dollar bills back in our wallets. Naysayers have tried to warn Americans not to do it, arguing that the lottery is evil, it’s a fatuous investment of a dollar, and we shouldn’t waste money. But we still did. I guess this weekend our fantasies just got the best of us. Although the chances are clearly not in our favor, the lottery is such an extravagant concept that there seems to be a degree of enjoyment in simply talking about it. It’s nice to fantasize about what you would do with the winnings, especially because in a fantasy, long lost relatives and the Internal Revenue Service don’t exist. It’s your dollar, and even if there are smarter ways to spend your money, I wouldn’t be too hard on yourself for caving in and playing the game. However, I’m not suggesting everybody go out and spend their paycheck on lotto tickets. It would make for some super crazy fun conversation, but in economic times like these, if you’re already in the hole, it’s in your better interest to keep that dollar for something more necessary.

Why is it that so many participated in this self-imposed tax that contradicts everything we’ve learned about common sense? Skimming the syllabus of any probability course should be enough to convince us to put our dollar bills back in our wallets.” I’m simply saying that if you want to, and you can afford it, then go ahead. “You’re wasting your money,” says the guy with the Pepsi in his hand. It’s not like buying a lotto ticket will damage your health. There are worse things you could do with that dollar. I’ve never been a regular player of the lottery, every once in a while, spending a buck to entertain a fantasy can be fun, and there doesn’t seem to be too much wrong with that. Lucas Sepulveda is a creative writing and media production junior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar.com.

Re: “Tracker app proves privacy does not exist”

Re: “Georgia passes fetal pain abortion bill”

It was pulled because it scraped Foursquare’s data improperly, not because its purpose was to track women. It’s a marvelous proof-of-concept — perhaps people shouldn’t be broadcasting their location to the world at all times, if this is so easy to do. Compiling a dossier of information on people’s locations and habits can be done in minutes, not days (especially if you subscribe to something like Intelius). —user “Yoyo”

The truth is a minor or anyone else raped would not be forced to carry the child to term if an abortion is performed prior to 20 weeks so I don’t know what about that in particular is so upsetting to democratic women. —user “Guest”


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Pirates provide latest challenge for rallying Cougars The Cougars ended their four-game skid with Tuesday’s 4-1 victory over McNeese St. and now will look to turn that win into a wave of momentum as they head east to take on East Carolina for their third Conference USA matchup. The three-game series gets underway at 5 p.m. today at Lewis Clark Field in Greenville, N.C. Seven of UH’s next eight games

are on the road and judging by the team’s road record, 3-7, and ECU’s home record, 14-3, the Cougars may have a rough weekend. “East Carolina is a very wellcoached team, a very talented team,” head coach Todd Whitting said. “(Lewis Clark Field) is the toughest place in the conference to play. They draw well and the crowd is extremely rowdy. It’s a really tough environment.” After Tuesday’s confidencebuilding win, the Cougars (11-16, 1-5 C-USA) have a bit of bluster

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Hurricanes spoil UH win streak Albert Torres

THE DAILY COUGAR The Cougars had their threematch win streak snapped by No. 31 Tulsa last weekend in a 7-0 contest to fall to 9-7 this spring. “Looking back at it now, I don’t think we played poorly,” head coach John Severance said. “I think we played pretty good but we didn’t step up to the level of competition we knew we were going to face. “We’re going to have to step our game up to compete at that level.” Despite not earning a point during the contest, UH competed with nationally-ranked players. “Ballstrike with ballstrike, we were right there with them,” Severance said. “I think they were a tad more disciplined. “They had a bit more confidence and I think that’s where they beat us.” In doubles, Bryony Hunter and Giorgia Pozzan almost came back against Tulsa’s 69th ranked doubles tandem, but lost while the duo of Laura Ring and Liselot Koenen were handed their second loss of the season. Singles saw Pozzan and Celia Fraser take 11-straight games off top-100 ranked players, while Maja Kazimieruk saw her six-match win streak snapped. UH only has a handful of matches left and Severance intends on winning out “We just have to fine tune out game a bit and know that we have to win out in order to get a good seed in conference,” he said. Despite the stiff competition, Kazimieruk’s play stood out. She is 11-4 this spring and has solidified the No. 5 and 5 positions for UH. “She has played solid disciplined ball so far and im expecting her to jump up in the lineup a bit,” Severance said. “We really have to be solid at the four, five, six positions” The Cougars play their home finale on Sunday against t UT-Pan American at the John E. Hoff courts. sports@thedailycougar.com

back in their game. But that boastfulness wasn’t evident until Whitting rounded up the team and issued them an ultimatum between the fifth and sixth innings. “He told us that we weren’t playing Houston Cougar baseball,” pitcher Mo Wiley said. “He told us that we need to pick our game up. He challenged us and we rose to the challenge. “We said, ‘you know what? He’s right. We’re not playing the baseball that we’re capable of playing.’ And when we put it all together we’re a

pretty good team.” UH faces an ECU team that has been playing the polar opposite of it. The Pirates (20-8, 4-2 C-USA) have won four consecutive games and are sitting in second place in the conference standings. Utility player Drew Reynolds leads the team in batting average (.337) and slugging percentage (.551), while third baseman Corey Thompson leads the team in hits (35) and RBIs (22). Pacing UH at the plate is shortstop Chase Jensen. Jensen leads the

team in average (.307), hits (31) and RBIs (23). The team will need all aspects of their game to be clicking this weekend in order to get back into contention. But Tuesday’s win, even though it is just one win, might provide them with a spark to get things back on track. “I hope it’ll carry over,” Jensen said. “We’ve been playing pretty bad, so hopefully this’ll jump start us.” sports@thedailycougar.com

Cougars take twinbill Matt Straw

THE DAILY COUGAR Twin sisters, Diedre and Haley Outon each delivered two-run home runs to defeat Texas State 4-3 in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Cougar Softball Stadium. UH (22-15, 9-3 Conference USA) also won the second game 2-0 behind a shutout from pitcher Summer Groholski. Diedre Outon started the first game and picked up her eighth win of the season. She threw 4 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs and five hits. Diedre Outon helped herself with her first home run of the season in the second inning, putting UH ahead 2-1. Haley Outon hit her 11th home run in the third inning to extend the lead to 4-1. The Bobcats (22-12, 8-2 Southland Conference) made it close

Sisters Diedre (left) and Haley Outon each homered for the Cougars in their 4-3 win over Texas State. Haley leads UH with 11 home runs this season. | Joshua Siegel/The Daily Cougar scoring two runs in the fifth. Sophmore Bailey Watts came in relief and pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to earn her second save.

The second game of the doubleheader was a pitching duel. Groholski out-performed the Bobcats junior starting pitcher Anne Marie Taylor.

The Cougars struggled to get their offense going against opposing left-handed Taylor. Haley Outon drove in the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning, scoring Holly Anderson. Reina Gaber brought home Jennifer Klinkert on an RBI double in the second inning. But that was all the run support Groholski needed. She gave up just two hits in her complete game shutout for her fourth win in just her sixth start of the year. “I am proud that she was able to finish the game when she hasn’t pitched in a while,” head coach Kyla Holas said. “She matched up better against them because they struggled a little bit more with the outside [pitch].” The Cougars next game will be a doubleheader as they host Texas A&M Corpus Christi on April 10. sports@thedailycougar.com


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Student organization promotes patriotism Darlene Campos

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The Turkish Student Association partnered with the DNR Turkish Grill to provide cuisines and dishes for the festival. | Courtesy of Darlene Campos/The Daily Cougar

The Turkish Student Association held a festival at the Butler Plaza between the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library and Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall March 29. The TSA describes their mission as introducing University of Houston students, faculty and staff to the history, language and culture of Turkey as well as getting Turkish students and faculty members together. The TSA provides Turkish language courses and movie nights. The organization also celebrates with Turkic Day and other events free to the students and faculty of UH.

It included an array of Turkish coffee and cuisine, traditional Turkish clothing, music and water marbling. The foods served included baklava, kebab, a meat dish with pita bread called doner and a delicious cheesefilled pastry wrapped in flaky dough called borek. Participants were able to enjoy the flavors at a low price while appreciating the diversity and variety that the country offers. The Turkish Festival is not a fundraiser for the organization, but rather an opportunity to immerse students in the culture of Turkey. Businesses in the United States often have partnerships in Turkey, so the TSA offers free Turkish courses taught by professor Mehmet Kanik

once a week each semester to teach UH students how to expand their language abilities in the business world. After attracting more than 1,000 students last year, this year’s event proved successful even in the midst of a thunderstorm. Booths that showcased Turkish culture and stands selling various cuisines were packed with visitors. Traditional Turkish clothing was not only showcased, but students were allowed to wear the garments and take pictures in them. The Turkish Festival has been around for four consecutive years and the next one is expected to be a success as well. arts@thedailycougar.com

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THE DAILY COUGAR The Blaffer Student Association presents its Red Block Bash from 4-7 p.m. at the fine arts courtyard with art-related activities, live entertainment and free food. Past entertainment has largely included acoustic solo artists and bands, said the president of the organization, Marcada Claybon. Some of the scheduled performers include Men of Moores, the UH Dance Ensemble and bands Bob’s Your Uncle and PBP. Other small activities will include a drawing competition, scavenger hunt, sun printing and a museum tour. As with previous bashes, a raffle will take place at the end and prizes will be given out. Students will receive cards that will be stamped during each activity of and turned in to receive a ticket. “The prizes usually include museum memberships or gift cards,” Claybon said. “One semester the grand prize was an iPod, which may also be a prize.” Since the museum is currently under renovation the art tour portion of the evening will include public art by local artists displayed around campus. The Red Block Bash is held once a semester since 2005. The event’s main objective is to get students interested and involved with the Blaffer Art Museum while offering them a day to unwind outdoors as the end of the semester draws near. arts@thedailycougar.com

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