Tuesday, April 16, 2013 // Issue 106, Volume 78
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Alumnus, wife avoid bomb attack Amanda Hilow Managing editor
One UH alumnus decided to take his wife to Boston for Patriot’s Day — she wanted to run in the marathon, but the annual Boston Marathon saw cheers from a half million spectators and some 20,000 runners change into screams of fear and pain as two bombs detonated near the finish line of the 26.2-mile race Monday. “‘I saw this guy’s legs get blown off,’” Tremain Fedke, 28, said he heard someone say. “‘Just stay where you are,’” Fedke said his father-in-law told him. Fedke didn’t know about the explosions, yet. He was just trying to reconnect with his family member after the older man visited a medical tent for claustrophobia. According to the Chicago Tribune, the attack left three dead, including an 8-year-old boy, and at
least 140 injured. Some victims were even left amputated. Thankfully, Fedke said, his wife and the rest Fedke of their family were safe. “We’re blessed,” he said. “At about mile 22, she just wanted to walk. If she had walked, she would have been right there by either one of the explosions, and her family was waiting at the finish line for her, so they might have been hurt, as well.” Alden Fedke, Texas A&M graduate, said she finished the race in four hours and three minutes. The first bomb went off when the clock showed four hours and eight minutes. “I had just passed the finish line,” she said, still shocked from the experience. She said she then
heard something everyone originally thought was thunder, until they realized the truth. “Everyone was just like, ‘explosion, explosion.’ We were all freaking out,” she said. “It was very scary, but I just thank the lord that I didn’t walk those last few minutes. I thank the lord that he helped me not stop.” The Chicago Tribune said the Boston Marathon attack was the worst bombing in the U.S. since Sept. 11, and President Barack Obama promised to find the people responsible “Make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this,” Obama told Washington reporters. The event will be treated as “an act of terror.” Alden Fedke said she was second place, just 20 minutes behind the first runner, and still 15 minutes faster than the average finish time, according to Runner’s World magazine.
More than 5,000 runners never finished. “It was so horrible. And it was such a huge marathon — so many people worked hard to get there, and a lot of people couldn’t even finish,” Alden said. The marathon, held on the third Monday of every April, starts in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and ends in Boston’s Copley Square — where the crowd is at it’s thickest. The two explosions were about 50 to 100 yards apart in this area, according to The Chicago Tribune. After seeing shirtless and bloody victims and newly wheelchairbound runners fleeing the aftermath, Tremain and his wife are finally headed home. “Everyone is safe, and we are ready to go home,” he said. “The plane ride is going to be a little bit freaky, though.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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and Mathematics, and his colleagues at the University of A new medical device co-devel- London co-developed this device, oped by a physicist at UH detects which has been in distribution for the spread of breast cancer and more than a year in Europe. “Since it helps detect the spreadallows physicians to better prescribe a treatment plan, and it will ing of cancer more efficiently,” be increasing its market influence, Brazdeikis said, “I would imagine bringing it closer to clinical trials it will become widely available in America in a short amount of around the country. time.” Audrius The SentiMag is an extremely Brazdeikis, sensitive intraoperative probe a research that allows surgeons to have better associate accuracy when attempting to locate professor the sentinel lymph node, which is of physics the first lymph node in which a in the College of tumor’s metastasizing cancer cells drain. Natural This patented method removes Sciences the need for radiation, increases the speed of the detection process, and it puts the detection of the sentinel The probe, which can better detect breast cancer, is expected to lymph node be available across America soon. | Courtesy of UH.edu in the hands Contributing writer
of surgeons. “Seeing the original concept go through changes and advance in the marketplace has been ver y gratifying,” Brazdeikis said. “DevelopBrazdeikis ing strategies between the scientific aspect and the business market has been the most challenging.” Throughout these challenges, distribution of the product has reached beyond Europe. This came as a result of a signed agreement between Sysmex Europe GmbH, a leading international company that develops and produces diagnostic solutions for laboratories across the world, and Endomagnetics Ltd., a medical company focussed on magnetic sensing and nanotechnology in medicine. Brazdeikis formed Endomagnetics with physics professor Quentin Pankhurst and systems engineer Simon Hattersley from UCL. “It was a business concept we
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CRIME REPORT The following is a partial report of campus crime between April 8 and Sunday. All information is selected from the files of the UH Department of Public Safety. Information or questions regarding the cases below should be directed to UHDPS at (713)-743-3333.
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Theft: At 3 p.m. April 8 at the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library, a student reported that someone stole his unattended and unsecured laptop computer. The case is inactive. Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: At 9:45 a.m. April 8 at the Fine Arts Building, a vending company reported that an unknown person or persons burglarized its unattended and secured vehicle. The case is active. Theft: At 7:58 a.m. April 9 at the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library, a staff member reported that someone stole a white maintenance scooter from the library loading dock. The case is active.
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Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: At 5:20 p.m. April 9 in Lot 21A, a student reported the theft of his unattended and secured bicycle from the bed of his truck. The case is inactive. Theft: At 9:16 p.m. Thursday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, a visitor reported that his unsecured and unattended backpack was stolen along with his cell phone, keys and wallet. The case is active. Theft: At 2:14 p.m. Thursday at
McElhinney Hall, a staff member reported the theft of a UH-owned golf cart, which was later found. The case is unfounded. Criminal Trespass: At 2:38 a.m. Friday at the Cambridge Oaks Apartments, an unaffiliated visitor was arrested for criminal trespass and transported to Harris County Jail. The case is cleared by arrest. Criminal Mischief: At 7:31 a.m. Friday at the General Services Building, a staff member reported damage to the General Services entry door. The case is inactive. Traffic Offense: At 1:12 a.m. Saturday at the Welcome Center, a UH emergency call box was struck and damaged by a driver who failed to comply with state requirements after hitting a fixed object. Public Intoxication: At 4:57 a.m. Saturday at Calhoun Lofts, a student was found to be publicly intoxicated and was transported to a hospital. The case is cleared by exception. Aggravated Robbery: At 9:41 p.m. Saturday at Cambridge Oaks Apartments, two students reported they were robbed and held at gunpoint by several unknown individuals. The case is active. Criminal Mischief: At 12:56 a.m. Sunday at Cambridge Oaks Apartments, a student came home and found her apartment window shattered. The case is inactive.
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The Daily Cougar takes awards Minh Dam Staff writer
Mondays aren’t usually worth beating the drum, but for the staff at The Daily Cougar, the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association gave them a reason to celebrate. UH’s student-run newspaper claimed a total of 26 awards and certificates of merit for its efforts in print as well as digital media. UH Student Publications earned an additional 11 awards for its yearbook magazines. “As an advisor that works closely with the Cougar students, I’m obviously happy and proud to see their work getting recognized in statewide and nationwide competitions,” said production assistant for Student Publications Justin Schneewind. “I think the editors have a lot to be proud of. The awards show that.” Andres Garcia, a graphic journalism junior, was acknowledged as Designer of the Year for Individual Excellence by TIPA during this year’s convention in Fort Worth. The graphic
designer also received third place for cover design in the General Magazine category and honorable mention for his ad design. “I know I’m on the right track for my future career,” Garcia said. “It feels great to represent the school in a different way than you normally would as just a student.” Print journalism junior Christopher Shelton, currently the Cougar’s sports editor, was awarded second place for Sports Page Design and Special Edition/Section in the Newspaper Division from TIPA. He also received multiple certificates of merit from the press association affiliated with Columbia University for his news and sports features written during the fall semester. “It’s a huge honor because I’ve put a lot of effort into The Daily Cougar,” Shelton said. “When you see something I’ve written, I’ve taken into consideration every word; and when you see a page I’ve put together, I’ve taken into consideration every picture. It’s a huge part of my life and it’s something I’m really dedicated to.”
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Avoid the finals’ flu blues Trisha Thacker Staff columnist
Biology sophomore Ammaar Azeem is hard at work studying in the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library. When studying, try to stay organized. Keep papers and handouts in order for easy access. | Mahnoor Samana/The Daily Cougar
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t is that time again — we are in a finals state of mind, and in some ways, spring finals are worse than winter finals, what with the siren song of hot beaches, theme parks and water parks Aaron tempting us away Manuel from our studies. The warm weather invites laziness. I can practically hear your exasperated groans, wishing that first week of May was done with already. Well I’ve been in college a while, and I have a few tips and tricks you can use to stay focussed through the end of finals. First, study in segments — do not study in long blocks of time. This is especially true if you prefer to cram, like I do. Cramming does not work for everyone, and the long, eight- to 12-hour cram sessions can be intense if you are not used to it. Pace yourselves. It is very difficult to study for long periods of time without losing focus, and even during my long cram sessions, I schedule a 30-minute break every few hours, just so I can make it through the night. Divide the time during the last week before finals into blocks for each class, with a longer block the night before your exam so you can get one or two glances of everything, just to refresh your memory. If you are taking a heavy class load, it may
be more beneficial to match your studying schedule with your exam schedule — study for your last exams first, then your first exams later so the information is fresh, and then after those first exams, go back and study harder. Also, get organized — before you start to study, come up with a plan of attack. Every class is different, and the emphasis on what and how you should study can differ between them. Plan ahead to save yourself some time and hone your focus. Finally, it is best to eat light and keep hydrated. It is a good idea to eat before you study; having some food in your belly can help relax you, but overeating will make you drowsy. Just eat a sandwich and a small bag of chips. Grab a big bottle of water before you get started. Avoid the temptation to grab energy drinks. They just dehydrate you and tempt you to stop what you’re doing to get another drink. Just sip some water to give your brain a breather and keep hydrated. If you like these tips and want more tips and tricks on studying or on anything else, send me an email at the address below. I would be happy to take my best stab at anything you can throw at me. In the meantime, good luck on the rest of the year and finals. Aaron Manuel is a print journalism senior and may be reached at opinion@thedailycougar. com.
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The days are stretching, the temperature is rising and those chilly winter days and all that trudges around with them are well behind us. However, some of winter’s more annoying guests linger on. It’s still flu season and the flu isn’t just for chilly weather. Flu season lasts for seven months, October through May, so even though it’s warmer, those pesky little influenza viruses are still poised to wreak havoc on our immune systems. While many of you may be thinking the flu is no big deal, it’s just a glorified cold, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says otherwise. According to the HHS, students should stay home for seven days, or until they don’t have symptoms for 24 hours, after first showing signs of the flu. While missing a minimum of seven days of classes to catch up on “The Office” and guzzle down chicken noodle soup is tempting, the class work is going to pile on, and can be so hard to come back from. Prevention is the best cure. In addition to staying home from school, HHS has some more guidelines for college students. The department recommends that students living in dormitories take a taxi or a car, avoiding public transportation to go home. If you can’t do that, it recommends that you have only one person bring you whatever you need, whether it is food, notes or medication. If all else fails, wear a surgical mask, which is definitely not the most flattering accessory. Some of these guidelines may sound over the top, but while the flu may not have a huge impact on you, you could infect someone who may end up in the hospital as a result. In particular, people with asthma, diabetes and heart disease are already immunocompromised and at
David Delgado/The Daily Cougar risk of contracting a severe form of the flu. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the number of fluassociated deaths per year, in the past 30 years, has ranged from 3,000 to 49,000 deaths. If you don’t want to go through all the hassle, then get the flu vaccine shot. You owe it to yourself and everyone you come in contact with to do so. Since 2010, the CDC has recommended that all individuals six months and older get the vaccine. The flu vaccine is carefully crafted each year to include the strands of influenza most likely to infect people in the upcoming season. This year, the flu A (H3N2) strand was anticipated to cause the majority of flu cases. A lot of time, effort and money is put into keeping the flu from causing major health problems
within the population, so head over to the UH Health Center to get your $25 flu vaccine today. If you can’t get the flu vaccine, take some simple physical precautions. According to the New York University Langone Medical Center, the water droplets projected when people sneeze, cough or even talk can travel as far as ten feet, so try to move out of the line of fire of the guy sneezing his head off two rows behind you. In general, employ common sense. Wash your hands and don’t share food and drinks with others. By being vigilant in protecting yourself against the flu, not only are you helping yourself, you’re helping those around you. Trisha Thacker is a biology junior and may be reached at opinion@ thedailycougar.com.
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Pitching takes center stage at Cougar Field Harrison Lee Staff writer
Jon Prosinski had every reason to smile after the game on Friday night, even if the Seton Hall pitcher looked a little worse for wear. His arm was iced from 115 pitches, but that wasn’t what stuck out. The right side of his chin was swollen to about twice its normal size and the upper right corner of his lip was still dotted with blood from an open cut. “It’s definitely not something you expect,” Prosinski said after the game. “I can’t say I’ve been hit very often with a ball.” In the top of the third inning of Seton Hall’s fast paced 11-1 victory against no. 24 UH, a one-hopper by freshman infielder Josh Vidales struck the senior righthander flush on the jaw. Despite crumbling to the ground, again landing on his jaw, Prosinski still attempted to make a play on the ball. “He’s a competitive young man,” said Seton Hall head coach Rob Sheppard. “Senior, Friday night starter.”’ Despite spitting up a little blood after a few mouth washings adjacent to the pitching mound, Prosinski stayed in the game and didn’t really think anything of the wound, insisting he felt fine after his warm-up tosses were done. Having come into the game with an iffy 7-12 road record, the Pirates fed on Prosinski’s guile. “It was great,” Sheppard said. “That’s what you want from your leader, that’s what you want from your Friday night starter. I know it’s cliche, but he’s done that and more for us throughout his career.” Prosinski didn’t just keep playing, he was on top of his game.
The winning starting pitchers during UH’s weekend series against Seton Hall all allowed one run or fewer. | Justin Tijerina/The Daily Cougar Through eight innings, Prosinski allowed only one earned run, walked none and struck out nine while keeping his season ERA at 2.59. The Pirates, who played faster than any other team UH has faced this season, were six errors, breaking UH’s season high of three. While he was the only pitcher with a swollen jaw, he wasn’t the only one with a shining night in the series. With Austin Pruitt’s second
complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday, it was a joy for people who like great pitching at Cougar Field this weekend. For the righthanded senior, it was his seventh win of the season. Along with denying runs, he kept the base paths mostly clean as he allowed six hits and walked none. His 12 strikeouts tied a season high and helped drop his ERA to 1.99 in 68.0 innings. “We played hard and we played to win,” said head coach Todd Whitting
of Saturday’s triumph. “Pruitt was outstanding tonight, throwing a complete game shutout. This team really needed him to come out and throw a doughnut here to let us get going on offense.” For Pruitt, already a pitcher of the week once this season, it was the type of impressive performance that crowds at Cougar Field have somewhat grown used to. “I really wanted to give us a good chance to win this game,” Pruitt said
after the game. “Everything felt like it was working for me today. I was really in a zone, and it was fun being on the mound tonight.” Seton Hall took the series by winning the third game 15-1 with yet another stellar pitching performance, this time by Pirate lefthander Greg Terhune, also a senior. “Our guys have done a really good job all year long,” Sheppard said. email@example.com
Outon’s bat helps power Cougars to series sweep against Miners Jacob Arredondo Staff writer
Junior catcher Haley Outon made history by hitting two grand slams, as the Cougars routed UTEP in a three-game series sweep over the weekend, during the second game of a doubleheader Friday in El Paso. Outon hit grand slams in backto-back innings, making her the fifth player in NCAA history to hit two grand slams in a single game, leading the Cougars to a 10-7 victory.
Outon was responsible for eleven of the Cougar’s 37 runs this weekend as UH improved to second place in Conference-USA. Outon has hit a team high of 12 home runs as well as 43 RBI and is one of the best hitters in the conference, but she had to work through a slump earlier this season. “I think a lot of it is the mental game and my coaches and everyone else still believing in me even when I was in a slump,” Outon said. “I think me, just making the
decision to make it about the team and not about myself.” Junior pitcher Diedre Outon pitched 6.1 innings with six strikeouts, earning the win for the Cougars. Junior pitcher Bailey Watts came in and struck out a batter to get the save for the Cougars. Outon and senior Holly Anderson and freshman Katie St. Pierre form a “Murderers’ Row” in the batting order. In the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, Watts (15-4) got the win in the first game. After five
innings of work, she struck out two, as the Cougars beat UTEP 17-2. The Cougars’ offense surged in the first inning, scoring twelve runs. Anderson had five RBI in the game, with the majority coming from a 3-run home run in the bottom of the forth. In the third game of the series, the Cougars took care of UTEP in the six inning, beating them 10-1 Anderson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, Kendra Cullum smacked a solo shot in the fifth inning, and Kayla Holland hit
a three-run homerun in the bottom of the sixth. Freshman Julia Shurm had a complete game with one strike and earned her second win of the season. Cullum was hit five times this weekend, extending her NCAAleading total and school record to 25 times this season. Houston takes on LousianaLafayette in a double-header on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
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DOWN 1 Post-WWII alliance 2 Straddling 3 â€œIt ___ what you think!â€? 4 Not phony 5 Alien transport, perhaps 6 Unusually intelligent 7 Hobble severely 8 What the sympathizer lends 9 Beats around the bush 10 Legendary gold-laden land 11 Word with â€œkitâ€? or â€œbeltâ€? 12 Type of tangelo 13 Very small amount 18 Do an usherâ€™s work 22 Mogul governor 24 Great ruckus 26 Force forward 27 ___ firma 28 Bound by oath 30 They donâ€™t just sit around
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32 Old Bea Arthur TV series 33 Concave belly button 34 Carbonated drinks 37 Gasoline, diesel, ethanol et al. 40 Middle-ofthe-road 41 Bring cheer to 42 Places with hot rocks 47 Take off the steamer 49 Mrs. Washington 52 Parenthetical comment 54 100 equal a Serbian dinar 55 Bacon go-with 56 Dropped like an anchor 57 Broadway presentation 58 Eye lecherously 60 â€œPikeâ€™s Peak or ___!â€? 61 â€œ... and ___ the fireâ€? 62 The first â€œMr. Shirley Templeâ€? 65 Yon maiden fair
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One last sweet treat embers of the American Medical Student Association wound down the semester
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dulged in cookies, doughnuts and more. â€” Nichole Taylor/The Daily Cougar
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Sick Puppies front man Shimon Moore took time for a phone interview to answer questions about the new record, differences between Australia and the U.S. and what is happening for the band in 2013.
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The Daily Cougar: So youâ€™re working on a new record with the working title â€œUnder the Black Sky.â€? How is that? Shimon Moore: That title is a rumor. I canâ€™t confirm the title, but I can confirm itâ€™s not that. The albumâ€™s been in production for about eight months, and we worked the better part of a year before that.. The record is the best record weâ€™ve ever made. Itâ€™s a perfect blend between what the first and second record wasWe listened to what the fans were talking about, and some were from the first, and some were from the second record. So we asked them, â€œWhy do you like that song? What do you like about it?â€? We took a lot of advice from our fans about what would we best.
This fun and adventurous camp offers an exciting environment for the imagination to soar. Campers imaginations will be sparked with amusing, thrilling, and bold activities, arts and crafts, and friendships. June 3-7: Olympic Week - ([SHULHQFHWKHWKULOORIZLQQLQJWKHÂłJROGÂ´DV you learn and play Olympic games and activities such as basketball, soccer, swimming, relay races, etc. June 10-14: Jungle Safari - Bring your imagination and favorite stuffed animal to our spectacular jungle safari. We will walk tall like giraffes, run like lions, and swing like monkeys through the jungle.
TDC: What are you purposely doing different on this record that you havenâ€™t done before?
June 17-21: Disney Adventures - Magically dive into the Disney Club House and explore Finding Nemo fish crafts, movies, wild adventures, and let your imagination run free.
SM: We put a lot more work into the musical parts, so we didnâ€™t have to record a hundred guitars and a hundred drum samples on top of the live drums and all the little loops and noises that come in. Itâ€™s so loud. Itâ€™s so loud because thereâ€™s less going on, so you can turn instruments up louder.
June 24-28: Super Hero - Spend the week exploring your favorite super hero characters and developing the super hero inside of you. July 8-12: Fun and Fitness - Experience the excitement of having fun while being fit. Campers will experience activities that are fun and beneficial such as fitdecks, uno fitness, and learn about healthy habits. July 15-19: Where the Wild Things Are - Learn about wildlife and take part in outdoor activities that will expose you to nature and the importance of preserving the environment.
TDC: What is the biggest difference youâ€™ve noticed between Australia and the U.S.?
July 22-26: Treasurer Hunters - Expand your mind and explore the world of treasure hunting. Spend the week exploring treasure maps and creating your own treasure chest. July 29-August 2: Spirit Week - As the last week of camp is upon us and school is right around the corner. We will celebrate Spirit Week with IDYRULWHVOLNHÂł&UD]\+DLU'D\Â´Âł6XSHU+HUR'D\Â´DQGÂł6FKRRO6SLULW 'D\Â´
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SM: Living here is completely different, your portions are huge, you have way more options for fast food. You have so many more radio stations and television stations. TDC: Whereâ€™s the name â€œSick Puppiesâ€? from? SM: That came from my father. I thought of the name on a train. When I arrived, an hour after I thought of the name, he said, â€œOh look, Iâ€™m reading a book called â€˜Sick Puppies,â€™ what do you think of that for a band name?â€? It was really a stars-aligning strange kind of thing. firstname.lastname@example.org