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Science world erupts at volcano discovery Rebecca Hennes Staff writer

The single largest volcano on Earth was recently discovered by a UH professor and his team of scientists. Working in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, professor William Sager started studying the volcano, now known as Tamu Massif, 20 years ago at Texas A&M’s College of Geosciences. Almost as big as the British Isles or the state of New Mexico, Tamu Massif is among the largest in the solar system, Sager told National Geographic.

Clive R. Neal, a volcanologist at the University of Notre Dame, told the Washington Post that this discovery is groundbreaking for Earth volcanology. “This finding is paving the way to really rewriting some of the textbooks,” he said. “The term ‘supervolcano’ might be a reality.” In order to decipher whether Tamu Massif was one single volcano or a composite of eruption points, Sager said he and his team used evidence gained from core samples and data collected on VOLCANO continues on page 3

Scientists confirmed the existence of the largest volcano on earth, called Tamu Massif that UH professor William Sager and his team discovered. | Courtesy of


UH-D holds shooter drill Matthew Wyatt Contributing writer

In the staged active shooter drill on the UH-Downtown campus, law enforcement officers, emergency responders and university personnel came together to run exercises to prepare for the worst. | Courtesy of Roland Hobbs

A joint effort between law enforcement and emergency responders executed active shooter drills at the UH-Downtown campus in mid-August, but the UH Police Department has yet to say if the main campus should expect any such emergency preparation. Active shooter drills are used to prepare students, staff and emergency response agencies for a mass casualty incident. The drills

that were performed at UH-D were used to find the best course of action for law enforcement and UH-D personnel in a shooter situation. The execution of these drills on major university campuses brings with it problems that smaller institutions don’t have to deal with. UH-D biotechnology junior Annastasia Brandley said she saw the complexity of bringing several different agencies together for a simulated-shooter drill.

“I don’t believe it’s necessary unless there’s a real threat directed toward campus that all students should be aware of,” Brandley said. “Populations on campus would be interrupted — not just busy students that are trying to carefully get ahead.” These drills may pose an obstacle for the general populace, but they have proven to be helpful to first responders involved with DRILL continues on page 3


CMAS welcomes scholars Hadiya Iqbal Staff writer

The Center for Mexican American Studies has invited two experts from the Latino community to join UH as visiting scholars — professors Eric Castillo and Jose Angel Hernandez. Established in 1972, CMAS is an interdisciplinary academic program encompassing the liberal arts, education and social sciences focusing on the Mexican-American and broader Latino experience in the United States. Castillo, an associate professor and scholar of the late artist Luis Jimenez, will be spending the fall semester in research and the spring

semester teaching at the School of Art. “I’m interested in how we can use visual images t o re c re a t e iconography for community mobilization, for youth Castillo empowerment and for advocacy,” Castillo said in a UH press release. “In particular, I’m looking at the undocu-queer movement (self-identified LGBT and

Illumination gets needed renovation Perhaps the most well-known pieces of art on campus, the sculpture that sits in front of the library, known as “A Comma A,” underwent extensive renovation this summer to make it look as new as when it was first created in 2003 by Jim Sanborn. The piece is shaped like a comma and carries texts in several languages that is best viewed illuminated after dark. Ezmail Glosson/The Daily Cougar

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CRIME REPORT The following is a partial report of campus crime between Sept. 2 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) 742-3333. Traffic Offense: A student reported Wednesday that his unattended vehicle was struck and damaged by another vehicle in Lot 8A, and the striking driver failed to leave the information required by law. The incident occurred between 1 and 8:30 p.m. Aug. 28. The case is inactive. Theft: A student reported Sunday that the door to his secured mailbox at Cullen Oaks Apartments was pried open and several trading cards were stolen. The incident occurred between 1 p.m. Sept. 2 and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The case is active. Theft: A student reported the theft of a large Greek letter at Bayou Oaks Grounds. The incident occurred between 1:36 and 9:45 a.m. Sept. 3. The case is inactive. Driving while intoxicated: An individual not affiliated with UH was arrested for driving while intoxicated at 4100 Elgin St. and was transported to Harris County Jail. The incident occurred at 1:35 a.m. Sept. 3. The case is cleared by arrest.

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is active. Consumption of alcohol by minor/public intoxication: A student was intoxicated at Cougar Village I and found to be under the legal drinking age. The student was issued a Harris County citation and a student life referral and was released to a parent. The incident occurred at 1:25 a.m. Friday. The case is cleared by citation. Credit or debit card abuse: A student reported that someone hacked into his email account, obtained his credit card numbers and purchased six laptop computers. The incident occurred between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday. The case is active. Theft: A student reported his secured and unattended backpack, laptop computer and other items were stolen from the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The incident occurred between 3:10 and 4:25 p.m. Friday. The case is inactive. Assault: A student reported Saturday that he was assaulted during a basketball game. The incident occurred between 1 and 1:50 p.m. Friday. The case is active. Consumption of alcohol by a minor/minor in possession of alcohol: An individual not affiliated with UH was issued a Harris County citation for the possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor at 1:48 a.m. Sunday at 3700 Cleburne St. The case has been cleared by arrest.

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board the JOIDES Resolution research ship and determined Tamu Massif did erupt from a single source near the center. “The proof came when we collected seismic reflection data showing the interior structure,” Sager said. “These data show that lava flows dip outward from the center and there is only one source, so it is one big volcano.” According to a UH press release, Tamu Massif, which is located about 1,000 miles east of Japan, is the largest feature of Shatsky Rise, an underwater mountain range formed 130 to 145 million years ago by the eruption of several underwater volcanoes. Tamu Massif covers an area of 120,000 square miles. By comparison, the largest active volcano on Earth — Hawaii’s Mauna Loa — is approximately 2,000 square miles, or about 2 percent the size of Tamu Massif. Tamu Massif is the biggest single-shield volcano ever discovered on Earth, Sager said. According to Sager, Tamu Massif is believed to become inactive within a few million years after it

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undocumented) and the possibility of making more strides for social justice and liberation. The undocuqueer movement and artivism do that successfully.” Her nandez, an associate professor, will be joining the histor y department researching re p a t r i a t e d Hernandez Mexicans in the early 19th century and will be mentored by professor John Hart, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on Mexico. “Professor Hernandez is a distinguished young scholar investigating a very important event in Mexican-American history,” Hart said. “We know the full story of what occurred is still obscure. The causes and results of this moment in our history require further investigation, and Professor Hernandez is going to carry us forward to a higher level of understanding.” Hernandez’s research is a continuation of his work that resulted in the publication of his book,

This finding is paving the way to really rewriting some of the text books. The term ‘supervolcano’ might be a reality.” Clive R. Neal, a volcanologist from the University of Notre Dame, told the Washingtong Post was formed. Its top lies about 6,500 feet below the ocean surface, while much of its base is believed to be in waters that are almost four miles deep. “Its shape is different from any other submarine volcano found on Earth, and it’s very possible it can give us some clues about how massive volcanoes can form,” Sager said. “An immense amount of magma came from the center, and this magma had to have come from the Earth’s mantle. So this is important information for geologists trying to understand how the Earth’s interior works.” Sager said he shared his work on Tamu Massif with his students. “My s t u d e n t s a re a l w a y s involved in my research,” Sager said. “One graduate student was the second author on this paper.” Sager said that his research has an effect on his class teaching as well. “When I teach a specialized geology or geophysics course, my

“Mexican American Colonization during the Nineteenth Century: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.” It is also a reinterpretation of Mexican and Mexican-American history and Mexico’s struggle to secure its northern border with repatriates after the U.S.-Mexican war. As part of CMAS’s mission to advance knowledge, promote critical thinking and foster the value of service to the community, its Visiting Scholars Program has recruited experts since 1986 to produce research about the Latino community in areas such as history, art, sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science and English. “Jose Angel’s research is a new and interesting approach to our view of being Latino. Eric is a promising young scholar who will bring us an important view of the role of art in our culture and behavior. We are fortunate to have them both,” said Tatcho Mindiola, professor and director of CMAS, in a press release. “CMAS has been very fortunate throughout its 40-year history to have employed people who feel they are advancing the educational status of the community.”


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research experience is part of the knowledge base that I am sharing,” Sager said. “When I teach an undergrad course for non-majors, like oceanography, my experiences at sea and with oceanographic data give me perspectives (and stories) to share.” Sager and his team’s findings appeared in the Sept. 8 issue of Nature Geoscience, a monthly multi-disciplinary journal reflecting disciplines within the geosciences. “My job is to explore the oceans,” Sager said. “Most of the time, my discoveries are not of such great consequence and only other scientists know about them. It is nice to have the recognition, and I hope it makes the university that I worked for (Texas A&M) feel that it was worth having me around, and likewise, I hope my new university (UH) is happy about investing money to get me here.”

them. Roland Hobbs, director of operations at North Channel Emergency Medical Services, was heavily involved in an active shooter drill that took place in the Galena Park Independent School District. Like the event that took place at UH-D, the drill focused on safety and coordination between departments. With so many different agencies involved, Hobbs said communication would be the weakest link. “Issues that hindered our response were radio communication with law enforcement,” Hobbs said. “We have started a working committee to address the different entities and multiple radio frequencies.” Different terminologies, procedures and objectives raised problems, but this is the reason these drills are run — to improve. “Overall, I believe that lessons learned will help all organizations grow and become more efficient,” Hobbs said.


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ollege can be expensive — so expensive that students sometimes feel the University is personally withdrawing every cent from their bank accounts. Students often get part- or full-time jobs in order to pay for growing expenses related to tuition, books and resiRachel dential life. Lee A college education is valuable enough that some students are willing to do anything to get it. America’s youth has found one way to get cash to pay for collegiate expenses through a growing trade in Houston’s own streets: male prostitution. In one story from the Huffington Post, an ex-male prostitute in New York described some of his experiences in trying to get funds for college. This includes one memory with his loan officer, who told him to locate $8,000 for his loan or risk expulsion. “Once and for all, I just wanted her to understand what the expense of NYU was really costing some of us. … I felt like telling her: You really have no idea what some of us do in order to stay here,” he told the Huffington Post. The student turned to prostitution halfway through his college experience. Men are now putting themselves out for money in exchange for a few sexual acts, or turning tricks, in

David Delgado//The Daily Cougar Houston. The World Internet News interviewed two male escorts, “James” and “Stephen,” living in the Montrose area about where they find their clients. One man is homosexual. The other is not, but they both rely on enticing male clients from the streets. Some men aren’t confined to walking the streets. Instead, they have broadened their horizons with the help of the Internet. Using cyber chat rooms, sex workers have been able to negotiate with more clients without ever leaving the comfort of their homes. A prostitute can set up the entire meeting without ever having to walk the streets. But some college students are going even farther and making their

arrangements more long-term. According to the Huffington Post, there are now several websites set up specifically for America’s youth to find “sugar daddies” and “sugar mommas” while the older generation searches for “sugar babies.” Two of these sites are and, both catering to a generation of young people in need of some college-related financial need. The one thing that ties them together the most is the number of homosexual men in their later years seeking a younger man to have a relationship with, which includes giving the younger men expensive clothes, allowances and gifts. These young men don’t receive

only gifts, though. On the website’s, these sugar babies list what they would like in return for having a relationship with their “sugar” parent. The website’s founder, Gautam Sharma, said Sugardaddyforme. com has 80,000 young men seeking a sugar daddy, and of that 80,000, a quarter asked for help with their college finances as payment for their services. Some of these students might even be fellow Cougars doing what they can to pay for their tuition. Some students feel that prostitution for tuition shouldn’t really be the way to go. Political science junior Maria Espino said “there are more legitimate ways to get money.” But nothing is black and white.

Even computer science sophomore Frances Farraro acknowledged the perks to a hustler’s lifestyle. “It would be a great way to make money, if you can accept that you have to depend on someone else who only wants your body,” Farraro said. “That wouldn’t be my kind of lifestyle. I couldn’t give myself away like that.” Understandably enough, there remains a stigma associated with the illegal sexual practice in Texas. “I’m not saying go do it,” Ferraro said. “It’s illegal, but I am saying it’s easy to moralize when you’re not the one suffering.” With so much riding on getting a college education, the benefits are definitely there, but President Barack Obama is working to make college more affordable, it remains to be seen whether prostitution will remain a viable option. It won’t be going anywhere in the near future, though. As long as there is a market for the physical attributes of a human being, there will be someone ready to answer the call. UH is always there for its fellow Cougars. If you or someone you know needs help, there are resources available in the Counseling and Psychological Services office from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in Student Service Center 1 Room 226. Opinion columnist Rachel Lee is an English sophomore and may be reached at opinion@

Online// Top Comments “Media has double standard in judging Cyrus, Thicke’s performance” Pennagirl//via That is BS. Trying to tame down the outcry against Cyrus. This is the same media that went after Paula Deen who was honest in her testimony at the trial of her brother (and all charges have been dropped).

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Yet the same media has been pin drop silent over Alec Baldwin’s gay slur? Most of us didn’t give Robin Thicke a free pass over this; he is the mastermind of the entire debacle. It was more than just this one instance

with Miley; most of us are concerned with her behavior because we don’t want to see the train wreck that coming if this behavior continues. Rather than try to say media was wrong in the alleged one sided condemnation

of Miley; why isn’t it brought up that the media is creating this train wreck by constantly putting her in the center of the spotlight. Ignore her behavior.

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Sophomore receiver Deontay Greenberry was named the American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week after 14 receptions for 165 yards. | File photo/The Daily Cougar


Meeting expectations Cougars’ offense has developed series of explosive playmaking athletes Andrew Valderas Assistant sports editor

During the midst of his career game last weekend against Temple, sophomore receiver Deontay Greenberry was only focused on his offense crossing the goal line. Greenberry and the rest of his teammates didn’t get their wish until the final minute of the game. S o p h o m o re running back Ryan Jackson got into the end zone with 1:06 remaining on the clock Greenberry and put an end to their nightmarish red zone woes they encountered all afternoon. “When you come off the field, you’re never as bad as you thought you were, nor were you as good as you thought you were,” said head coach Tony Levine. “When you sit down and watch the video, we had some missed opportunities inside the 10-yard

line that we need to learn from.” The offense had no issues moving the ball up and down the field, as they made eight trips inside the red zone, compared to Temple’s three. With that said, the offensive statistics were lopsided in the Cougars’ favor, mainly because of Greenberry being a force all afternoon. The Owls were able to muster only 300 yards of total offense compared to the Cougars’ 524 yards. Greenberry contributed largely to that number. He posted career highs with 14 catches for 165 yards and was named the American Offensive Player of the Week. It was the second-best single-game in the NCAA this season. “We pretty much knew what they were doing on first and second down and pretty much executed a certain play based on what they were doing,” Greenberry said. Greenberry’s presence in the inside proved to be deadly for the Temple defense. He was able to make the majority of his catches in the middle of the field, a place where he wasn’t able to receive as many last season. The 2012 campaign concluded with him having a total of 47

receptions; now, he has 20 from the first two games. The Cougars’ rushing attack was effective all afternoon with their 250 yards total rushing. It forced the Temple defense to bite on the Cougars’ play action, which enabled Greenberry to get loose and make big plays with a series of slants and seam routes. Nine of his catches went for first downs, including a third-and-15 play in the fourth quarter. “He had some big-time catches in critical situations that were not easy,” Levine said. “He really helped us move the chains; and he’s only going to get better as the season progresses.” It’s been a pick-your-poison situation for the defenses facing the Cougars from the first two games. The emergence of Jackson, who has rushed for at least 100 yards and a touchdown in his past three games, dating back to last season; Greenberry’s career day; and junior receiver Daniel Spencer, who had 100 yards receiving against Southern on Aug. 30, have proved to be legitimate weapons against opposing defenses. In college football, like in many other sports, it’s treated like a marathon or chest match. Levine said he ran 40 percent of their offense

When sophomore receiver Deontay Greenberry arrived at UH he was the first five-star recruit ever for the football team. | Courtesy of UH Athletics and defense against Southern and held another 60 percent to show against Temple. The Cougars have a bye this week and will face Rice on Sept. 21 at Reliant Stadium. Levine said he and the rest of his coaching staff will seek to address and fix any deficiencies with the team. Sophomore r unning back

Kenneth Farrow, who rushed for 78 yards on just nine carries, suffered an ankle injury in the second half and was forced to sit out the remainder of the game. Levine said he would be doubtful of the return had the game been this weekend but expects him to suit up against Rice.

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Muslim Student Association aims high Nora Olabi Contributing writer

As students settle into their weekly routine, student organizations across campus hit the ground running with events to attract members. The Muslim Student Association kicked off the fall semester with a general body meeting that included a group “Jeopardy”inspired game, kickball, tacos and a piñata Friday afternoon at the A. D. Bruce Religion Center. There was an overwhelming number of Cougars in attendance, many of whom had never been involved with the organization. The second floor of the building became standing room only. “We didn’t expect this many people. We didn’t even have enough chairs for the amount of people,” said petroleum engineer junior and MSA treasurer Javid Sultan. “I think (UH) has such a diverse campus — one of the most diverse campuses in America — and people need to recognize all groups of people. It’s a group for everyone.” The organization, which has been at UH for more than 20 years, has focused its energy on community outreach, education and professional development.

A record of number of students showed up to the Muslim Student Associations first fall meeting. The organization is now waiving its membership fee to new members. | Photo Courtesy of Muslim Student Association During the meeting, the president and officers presented their plans for the semester. They laid out the groundwork for both religiocentric and nonreligious activities, which included spor ting events, barbecues, lectures and a charity 5K walk-athon.

Students were invited to join without a membership fee, which would be the first time the MSA has opened its doors for free, said one of the officers. For biochemistry senior Dema Shobaki, being a part of the MSA for three years created a sense of belonging within the campus and

Muslim communities. “I think this club really wants to improve their community, through volunteering for example. So it’s a really good opportunity for people to get to know different cultures and different religions to bring people together for a common cause,” Shobaki said. “You

don’t have to be Muslim to be involved.” The MSA has not only created a hub of good work and outreach, but it has provided a family for the diverse student body that comes from all across the United States and worldwide. President Omar Ali, who is a mathematical biology senior, took pride in the presence the organization has at UH. As president, Ali serves on the A. D. Bruce Religion Center Board, where he engages in interfaith dialogue with other ministries and religious organizations on campus. Throughout the meeting , students forged personal connections with their peers and enjoyed a sense of comfort and belonging, like Aayna Shamsi, who is a firstyear graduate student at the College of Pharmacy. “I like that the organization, the structure, everything is laid out in front of the members. They provide the social aspect. That’s a bonding experience,” Shamsi said. “The kind of bonds that are being created right as we speak can go on for a lifetime.”


Cougar Den sells more than drinks at bar Sabrina Lloyd Contributing writer

Students across campus are going to the Cougar Den for great food, a casual ambiance and a chance to unwind from long days of studying. Manager Jason Kendall has worked at the Den — which was opened by two alumni in Fall 2008 — for five years and said he enjoys the relaxed atmosphere and the chance to connect with students. “Every year, I watch students graduate, then get to see a new crop of faces,” Kendall said. “A lot of the students who have graduated come back often. It’s always nice to see them and find out what they are up to.” A top priority for Kendall is the safety of students. Kendall said he and his staff take big measures to make sure students are not over-served and that everyone who enters the bar is older than 21. “We want to be here and to be a part of campus life for years to come,”

Kendall said. “To make sure that happens, we do everything by the book. We have a guard at the door and are very strict on checking IDs.” The Den offers 30 beers on tap with an emphasis on Texas crafts and a variety of delicious madeto-order foods, including gourmet sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks and meatball subs. Political science senior C.J. Esquivel said he goes to the Den four times a week to hang out with friends and grab lunch. His favorite item on the menu is the 0-4-4 hot wing sandwich. “People are friendly and laid back,” Esquivel said. “It’s a cool place to come in-between classes and get unique delicious food.” Hotel and restaurant management junior David Dickey also visits the Den frequently and said he loves their great prices on drinks. Kendall said game days are the busiest, and unlike other sports bars in town, the Den shows only UH

games on all eight of their TVs. “We always have great drink specials on game days, and we recently started offering special game day sliders,” Kendall said. “Last year, we always tailgated at Robertson Stadium and would barbecue for students.” Because of construction of the new stadium and games no longer being played on campus, the owners of the Den have thought of a creative and safe way for students to get to off-campus games. “For the first game at Reliant, we had a huge kick-off party, then had a bus take students to and from the game,” Kendall said. “We had about fifteen students for the first game and are hoping to spread the word and get even more for the next.” The Cougar Den is open from 7 to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 to 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. It offers karaoke on Sundays “Geeks Who Drink” trivia contests.

The Cougar Den is an entertainment hub for Cougars who are older than 21. It was started by two alumni in 2008. Kayla Stewart/ The Daily Cougar

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The Cougars held preseason top 25 team San Diego State to a 0-0 tie this weekend, leading to a 1-2-2 record for the season. | Courtesy of UH Athletics


Cougars tie, lose during west coast trip Reid Ritter Staff writer

The Cougars battled competitive teams during their weekend road trip to California and came out with a slightly improved record of 1-2-2. The Cougars lost 2-1 to Cal State Northridge on Friday after giving up a goal in the final minute of play and another in overtime. Forward Kayla Walker’s goal in the second half was not enough to secure a win. UH brushed itself off and got ready to face San Diego State, which entered the game receiving votes among the nation’s top 25. San Diego State is coming off a strong 2012 season, which ended against then-No. 6 UCLA in the NCAA tournament. “After losing in such a heartbreaker Friday night, it is really hard to put that in the past and get your game face on for Sunday,” said senior goalkeeper Cami Koski. “It’s easy to hang your head and feel frustrated with the result, but I thought the girls somehow found themselves in the right frame of mind and produced on Sunday.” The game resulted in a 0-0 draw after the both teams struggled to score even in double overtime. The Cougars were backed by another impressive performance from Koski, who kept getting saves against San Diego in the Cougars’ third straight overtime game. Koski put up a program record of 17 saves in the match. The previous record was 15, held by Shelby Scott against Texas in 2007. “Even though it wasn’t a win, a scoreless tie was a big time result for

us against such a solid team, especially on the road,” Koski said. Koski has been a strong defensive force for the Cougars so far. She has been recognized nationally by in the website’s top 20 players. She was also named goalkeeper of the week by the American Athletic Conference on Sept. 2. Her defense Sunday was backed by a team that also played well defensively and helped shut out San Diego State. The Cougars are still struggling offensively. Their shot attempt numbers have been low in the past three games, and it’s something the team has been working on, said head coach Chris Pfau. However, Pfau was impressed with the team’s overall performance. “We had every excuse to not show up today after giving up a goal with no time left and losing in overtime on Friday, while turning around and playing a team that did not play on Friday and who is nationally ranked,” Pfau said in a statement. “To not only get a result like we did, but to put out that kind of effort, shows a lot of character.” The Cougars head across town to face Houston Baptist on Sunday. Their next home game is against Louisiana-Lafayette at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Carl Lewis Field. The Cougars hope to continue challenging their opponents defensively. With Cami Koski on the goal, their offense should have more opportunities to score and win games.

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