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Teams from Johns Hopkins, Columbia University, USC and other schools in the southeast compete in the fourth annual Aag Ki Raat Indian dance festival.

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The fourth annual dance competition, Aag Ki Raat — Night of Fire, was hosted by t he I nd ia n Cu lt u r a l E xcha nge at t he Koger Center Saturday evening.

“There had not been a competition in the lower Southeast until us,” said Mitesh Gandhi , a fourthyea r pol it ica l sc ience student. Gandhi, a public relations official for ICE, said the compet it ion is a t r ue cultural shellshock for those with non-Indian ethnicities. “It’s going to be the best show in the last 10 years,” said Shrugan Amin, a thirdyear biology student, and

also a public relations official. “There are more colleges that are representing tonight than ever before.” Teams came from as far as Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Columbia University in New York to compete with USC students, as well as students from the UGA, Duke and UNC. The teams competed in three different categories, performing Bhangra, a form of folk dance from Punjabi

Recognized activist talks environment Time magazine ‘hero’ Vandana Shiva says economies should be based on Earth Kristyn Winch


International environmental activist, scientist and author Vandana Shiva lectured about food security and climate change Friday afternoon in the Belk Auditorium of the School of Business. Shiva has been recognized by Time magazine as an environmental hero and was named “one of the five most powerful communicators from Asia” by Asia Week.

farmers of India, Garba, an Indian dance from the Gujarat region, and Fusion, a combination of everything. The w i n ners for each category received $600, and the overall winner received $1,200. Jay Patel, a t hird-year biolog y st udent and coordinator for t he A ag Ki Raat , said development has been on-going since November because there was much more to the event

than dance routines. ICE st a r ted t he show wit h t he Temple School Group Hindu Temple & Cultural Center singing the Indian national anthem and Soundcheck, USC’s male a cappella group, singing the American anthem. The executive board of ICE was introduced with the original video, “Beauty and The Geeks,” and all of Dance ● 2

The lecture, “Soil Not Oil: Food Security in Times of Climate Change,” was based on Shiva’s 2008 book of the same name and was focused on food insecurity, peak oil and climate change. “I have always been passionate about soil,” Shiva said as she started her lecture. “When we are aware of soil, we are aware of Earth and all she gives us. We can build living economies where the first purpose is to meet our needs.” Shiva said soil is a good metaphor for democracy because things that grow in soil grow from the bottom up. She said people have to use force to get oil because it is not a natural substance. Shiva touched on the subject of global warming, but she said she prefers to use terminology like “climate chaos” or “climate havoc” when discussing the topic. Shiva also told a story about farmers in India who have no food to eat. She said farmers go hungry because they’re forced to sell everything back to make money. The word “seed” in Hindi literally means “that which gives life that will rise again and again and again” Shiva said. “Plants are like children and need to be treated as such,” Shiva said. “We need a celebration of caring.” Shiva has written and contributed to nearly 20 books about environmental Soil ● 2

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Joseph Azar Hometown: Columbia, S.C. College: USC Three major platform points 1. Clean up our fi nancial mess and protect our finances AZAR 2. Create jobs by helping our own people — by recruiting businesses that create goods and services, which they send out of Columbia and bring in money, and creating internships for students in local business, and professors in local business research and consulting, to give both our businesses and students/academics an advantage in obtaining and creating jobs and wealth. 3. Term limits for office to allow fresh energy and ideas to percolate up What do you want Columbia to know about you? This is where I was born and chose to stay. I had the opportunity to go to Ivy League and highly regarded science and technology schools, but chose to stay in Columbia and attend USC as Columbia at the time was ahead of Charlotte and Atlanta, and it and USC were being touted as the hottest areas of business and academic activity in the South, if not the nation! — Compiled by Sara Hartley

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Sparkle Clark

Hometown: New York, N.Y. College/Major: BS in political science, USC (1991); USC School of Law, 1994

Hometown: Columbia, S.C. College/Major: USC , BA I nterdisciplinar y St udies; Li mestone Col lege, BS Computer Science

Three major platform points BENJAMIN 1. We have to g ive police officers and firefighters the tools they need to keep our neighborhoods and families safe. 2. We must adopt a common sense budget and pass serious transparency and ethics reforms. 3. We must partner with our neighbors in Irmo, Cayce, Blythewood, and West Columbia to develop a true regional economic development strategy. What do you want Columbia to know about you? I’m running for mayor to bring a new day to Columbia where the city has earned our trust, where downtown thrives with culture and commerce, where we make public safety a priority and create safer neighborhoods. I’m running because I have a vision of Columbia’s true potential and I firmly believe that we can become the most talented, educated, and entrepreneurial city in the Southeast if not America. — Compiled by Sara Hartley

Th ree Major Plat for m Points: 1. Q u a l i f y of L i f e: s a f e neighborhoods, clean air and clean water 2. Fiscally Sane City Budget: “Don’t spend what you don’t have” 3. A Vision for Columbia to be the “Green City” of the Southeast


What would you like Columbia to know about you? Nature photographer. I love the swamp.

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Kirkman Findlay Hometown: Goose Creek (has been in Columbia since 2002) College/Major: USC/Media Arts

Hometown: Columbia, S.C. Three major platform points: 1. Keeping Columbia safe: Public safety is one of the most important of local government. FINDLAY responsibilities Families deserve to feel safe in their homes and parents have the right to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing their children are safe in their neighborhood. 2. Financial Responsibility: As Chair of the Budget and Audit Committee, I led the effort to balance the City’s 2009/10 budget. This budget begins to address some of the problems created by previous councils, but it will take time to get the city back to financial health. Since 2002, City Council has spent virtually all of its reserves — approximately $60 million. 3. Accountability, Transparency and Ethics: Good government starts with a commitment to embrace and to implement ethical practices at the highest levels of any organization and to build a culture that supports those practices. Good government must be more than just words on paper; policy makers and senior staff must also lead by example.


Three major platform points: 1. infrastructure 2. public safety 3. public transportation

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Hometown: Pasadena, Calif. (Moved to Columbia in 1971) Col lege/ M ajor: BA i n Bu si ne s s Adm i n ist rat ion f rom Un iversit y of M ich iga n, Ju r is Doctor f rom the Universit y of South Carolina, graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Business Advanced Management

Program Three major platform points: 1. Clean air and clean water, living in harmony with our environment 2. Harness our creative culture, which is our most inclusive culture, to bring new talent and energy into the city. 3. To create a just city starting with educational opportunity and economic opportunity for all. What would you like Columbia to know about you? I have a deep business background and have built businesses internationally and here on Main Street in Columbia, S.C. And that I will protect the taxpayer’s dollar and at the same time I have an abiding belief in the special dignity of each human being and desire for everyone to have an opportunity to reach their Godgiven potential.

— Compiled by Jake FitzGerald

Dance ● Continued from 1 the dance crews had their own unique videos that were parodies of pop culture. Duke’s Daar Bhat Shak Raas based its video and dance performance off the movie “The Matrix,” UGA’s Champa and Chameli did a parody of the TV sitcom “ Fr iend s” a nd Bh a ng r a Elite from UNC based its performance on a trailer for “Harry Potter.” Even t he ho s t s of t he s how, USC students Bilal Malik, Ashley Maharana and Neha

Parthasarathy, had their own introduction. Throughout the evening the dance crews executed stunts and choreography t h at k ept t he aud ie nc e animated. Duke’s Daar Bhat Shak Raas won the Garba category, UNC’s Bhangra E l ite won t he Bh a ng r a compet it ion and U NC’s fusion team Ek Taal won the overall, $1,200 prize. Comments on this story? E-m a i l s a g c k n ew @m a i l b ox.

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Soil ● Continued from 1 and feminist issues, including “Eart h Democrac y ” and “ Water Wa rs .” A nat ive of I ndia, she earned her doctorate in physics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She established Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity, conservation and farmers’ rights in India. Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technolog y and Ecology and is vice president of the global movement Slow Food International. Shiva said it takes just one person to make others start working for change. “Once people start to do the right action, they become more democratically strong,” Shiva said.

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Irresolute timeline threatens Innovista USC is still struggling to match its funds for research project Innovista as its private investors funding is simply not rolling in. Both Clemson and MUSC have met their requirements, with more than $70 million received for each. Yet USC has only received $58 million and is still running short on private funds. It needs to raise $23 million in order to match what the state gave. Luckily, the state is not asking for any of the $58 million back from USC since it has taken so long to make a match, and there is no set timeline. D o n Her r iot t t o ok over Innovista at the beginning of the It’s time to year — there is no way he can turn it all around right away, but make a schedule after months of sitting back for perspective before jumping back ... or Innovista will in, it’s about time to get busy. Rather than jumping into the fall to pieces. project and going full force with little direction like what we’ve seen in the past, Herriott wants to take one step at a time. Here’s the thing: With Innovista being the supposed saving grace to launch us into a research center future, the time for those steps is now. Right now those who have given funds are watching the money they gave to Innovista just sit there. Innovista sold itself to these people to help contribute but can’t deliver any progress because it doesn’t have enough funds to get off the ground. Since two private development partners pulled themselves out of their promise to build research buildings that would be used to meet the match, Innovista needs to focus on private loaners instead of big companies. While the University is talking about using resting funds for facilities to get the projects moving, we want to keep Innovista a separate focus. Let’s keep our funding where it needs to be, especially when we are struggling for funding across the board in projects and programs. It’s pretty sad that Clemson and MUSC have already made their matches before us. It’s time to settle on a plan that works and put forth all efforts on attainable goals with real results. With Innovista came promises, and now it’s time to deliver.


Stage parents cross boundaries ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ exemplifies manipulative nurturing of children St age pa rent s a re not h i ng new to America’s competitive culture. For decades, stage parents have succeeded in raising emotionally disturbed children who wet the bed far too long and are socially awkward around kids their own age. Whether it’s the overenthusiastic soccer mom whose obnoxious screams cause hearing loss to the other fans or the egotistical father who lives vicariously through his son because he fumbled the winning touchdown for the high school championship back in the ‘70s, stage parents of all breeds are no doubt out for blood. It is surprising how, after all these years, parents ref use to learn the lessons of their elders and continue this torture on their children. Many parents have started indoctrinating their children as young as three years old,and some have already committed their child to a life of ridicule at birth. According to Tallassee Tribune, J.L. and Jackie Redd took being overbearing parents to a completely new level when the Alabama fans named their son Crimson Tide Redd. Like the typical stage parents, the Redds vehemently denied that they were attempting to control their son’s life and turn him into Alabama’s greatest football star. “ We don’t wa nt to force h i m i nto anything,” Jackie Redd said. Well, if the boy has any sort of common sense, I’m sure the name Crimson Tide,

coupled with the A labama bed sheets, wardrobe, nightlight and college fight song constantly playing in his crib will give him some sort of clue. Perhaps some new parents innocently just want their child to follow in their collegiate footsteps and pass on their college days to their son, literally. The epitome of a stage parent can be found on television’s most horrific show, “Toddlers & Tiaras.” How did a show about over weight mot hers who encourage their four-year-old daughters to get spray tans and false eyelashes and then Chelsey parade around in bathing suits Seidel while middle-aged men judge Second-year them make it on national print television? journalism These mothers are student teaching their daughters that superficiality has no age or moral boundaries. The show follows their journey toward the tiara, and no matter how hard the little girls sob or throw tantrums, the mothers just keep pushing them to paste that fake smile on their faces one more time. All parents inarguably want the best for their children in life, and it is often the parent’s moral obligation to guide the child and help nurture his or her talents. However, naming your son after your college football team and then arguing that his choices are his own is contradictory, as is turning your four-year-old daughter into Malibu Barbie as she screams hysterically, but insisting she loves pageants. Parents need to find a happy medium between forcing and nurturing.

Noncooperation successfully elicits real change Government uses undercover tactics to take advantage of public’s fears, disobedience brings power to people The uproar over a Michigan-based Christian militia group arrested as suspected terrorists is ridiculous. Many statists and their sycophants at the Southern Poverty Law Center believe that right-wing militia groups will try and overthrow the government and must be dealt with swiftly. The group and many others pose no real credible threat to the government because how can someone call themselves a Christian and then advocate the murder of another individual? I doubt also that these groups actually want to uphold the Constitution. It is interesting to note the fear that MSNBC tried to instill in the viewers’ hearts. FOX News showed the terrorists in Afghanistan climbing monkey bars and coming towards your television screen as a way to drumbeat support for the Afghanistan war. Now MSNBC and other mainstream media outlets show the right-wing militia groups doing an impression

of special forces training as way to scare people into advocating preventive detention because they could become terrorists. Now the group is behind bars and cannot get out on bail for the charges of trying to use weapons of mass destruction and seditious conspiracy. I guess it is always a good idea to jail someone who uses extreme rhetoric before they commit a crime. Reuters Will Potter notes that at least one federal agent infiltrated this group and posed as a First-year economics bomb maker in order to get access to student their plans. If the Feds can infiltrate this group, what other groups have they infiltrated? All the hoopla over the tea party extreme acts like spitting on the congressman and laughing at the sitting dying guy at the rally lead one to believe that maybe some of those instances were caused by undercover agents to gain support for the government. After all, the government is always looking for a crisis to gain power. When a government decrees a conspiracy and stops it, then it is cheered by the fearful public.

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entrepreneurial city in the Southeast, if not America.” He feels the city is lacking a mayor that can lead the way to bigger things. Spark le Clark, anot her USC alum na, has ser ved as a United States postal worker for 28 years. Clark focuses her campaign on the working class. She is hoping to reinstate the integrity of government that has been lost in the past. Kirkland Finlay III, son of former Columbia Mayor K irkalnd Finlay Jr., owns a local business. He says expenses must come below revenues to repair the city’s financial footing. A a r o n Jo h n s o n , U S C alumnus and local business owner, hopes to encourage the city to become a place where young people want to live. Johnson says Columbia is a blank canvas, and it’s up to the community to sculpt it into what we want the city to be. St e ve Mor r i s on , USC alum nus and adju nct professor at t he USC S c ho ol of L aw, feel s he has experience to offer the city’s government. Morrison says it’s t ime to end t he “self-dealing, scandal and e m b a r r a s s m e nt a t C it y Hall.” I f you’re reg istered to vote, don’t rely on this brief s u m m a r y t o m a k e you r decision. Do your homework on each and every candidate; don’t wa it u nt i l t he last m i nute a nd ju st c i rcle a name.

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Now, I don’t support v iolent attempts to overthrow the government. Usually if a group is successful and comes to power, it ends up being worse than the previous regime, like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc. The right-wing militia’s objective to overthrow the government is pointless because no individual can murder quite as efficiently as the United States government can. I mean, we see Air Force commercials of college kids playing with a joystick and remotely flying a plane to blow up an Afghan village. Tell me any terrorist group that has ever dropped an atomic bomb before! The only way to elicit change in government is through nonviolent resistance. For instance, the spreading of ideas is always more powerful than violence. It endears the public to your cause. Noncooperation with egregious dictates from government is the only successful way to elicit change. Government relies either on active or apathetic support of its citizenry. Take away the obedience to certain dictates and real change will occur. Governments fear the Rothbards, the Martin Luther King Jrs., Muhammed Alis, and Gandhis of the world more than they do any amateur militia group.

Colu mbia voters w il l be elect ing a new mayor Tuesday. Those registered to vote should take a good look at the six candidates before heading to the polls. Here’s a quick summary of all the candidates running. Joe Azar, USC alumnus, has lived in Columbia his entire life. He is a business o w n e r. A z a r b e l ie v e s Columbia must prevent local businesses from leaving and help them succeed. He also plans to limit the term of Columbia mayors. Steve Benjamin, former St udent Government President at USC, has served a s a memb er of G o v e r nor H o d g e ’ s C ab i n e t . Benjamin has high hopes for the city, telling W IS News Jessica 10 , “ We c a n Hardin become t he Second-year most talented, print journalism educated and

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What do your shades say about you? Endless varieties of sunglasses send different messages about wearers Colin Campbell STAFF WRITER

It’s only April, but with seemingly endless sunshine and temperatures already in the 80s, it feels like summer. This has various implications for the Carolina community: an increase in Frisbee games being played on the Horseshoe, scantily-clad sunbathers strewn everywhere from the Strom pool to the Bates back lawn and, of course, the annual return of sunglasses. Since shades sit right on your face, they tend to be the fi rst thing people notice, so you must be careful in your selection of the proper pair so that people may draw appropriate conclusions about you.


A st aple for ever yone f rom ba seba l l player s to lifeguards, this sport y and expensive eyewear comes in all kinds of colors and variations. The company’s Web site advertises a few of its expansive collections: a big-framed, form-over-function Bruce Irons Signature Series , “Perform Beautifully,” a st ylish yet practical women’s series promoted by model and fitness celebrity Karena Dawn, an MLB series with colors to match each team and customizable shades made to fit your individual needs and wants. While Oakleys have always been some of the coolest looking shades on the beach, one runs the risk of appearing a somewhat conceited if they’re worn improperly. Just ask Weezer: “Oakley makes the shades to transform a tool.”


Originally designed for U.S. military pilots just prior to WWII (hence the name), Ray-Ban’s tear drop-shaped lenses, dubbed “the original,” have made a comeback since their 1970s heyday. The sunglasses, classic for pilots, highway troopers and even rock stars have spread to people nationwide. Slightly different models are made for guys and girls, with lots of different frame and lens options: frames can come with leather and can be either metal or plastic. The lenses can be pretty much any color or fade: dark for better sun protection or light,which is more fashion-oriented and any thing in bet ween. Stereotypes are less clear-cut with such a wide-ranging and timeless model of eyewear, but Aviators are popular with “scenesters” and motorcyclists alike.

Shutter Shades

First introduced in the 1980s by Alain Mikli, they were redesigned upon request for Kanye West’s “Stronger” music video in 2007. The originals of these flashy yet unique “st unna shades” don’t act ually shade the sun — they act as open venetian blinds, sort of covering one’s eyes but, in order to allow sight through the shutters, not doing anything to actually impede the penetration of light through the glasses. Many different models have been produced, in various colors and even including shaded lenses built in behind the lenses. However, since they immediately bring to mind one of pop culture’s biggest egomaniacs (see: interrupting multiple nationally televised awards ceremonies to protest award selections), one wouldn’t want to make a habit of sporting these for fear of being likewise categorized. Wear them as a joke once in a while, then leave them in your room.

Designer Shades

For those who want to throw some serious cash into a pair of high-qualit y sunglasses, companies such as Arnette, Carrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Ed Hardy, Armani, Gucci, Prada and Tom Ford offer the best fashion eyewear to be found on the market. Designer shades are the most indicative of economic status among the shades listed here. Stereotypes vary from company to company, but the label is broad and is used frequently along with cars and money in hip hop videos as a status sy mbol. Keep that in mind when you put them on. Though, if you can afford dropping $100 or so on a pair of sunglasses, go for it.

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They’re awesome, practical and, best of all, free. What’s not to love? Yes, there’s always some chance that you’ll come across some really ostentatious, pretentious jerk who snorts at the fact that you spent less than he did on shades, but who really wants to impress him anyway? Half the people on campus wear them, so it’s not like you really have anything to be embarrassed about. Comments on this story? E-mail

Film worth seeing for political importance Oscar-nominated film explores crucial 1971 events in style similar to History Channel JImmy Gilmore THE MIX EDITOR

“The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers” ★ ★ ★ out of ✩✩✩✩✩

Directors: Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith Run Time: 94 minutes Rating: Not rated A story of secret papers, multiple U.S. presidents, a war that divided the country on several levels, personal integrity and an argument about freedom of the press. No, it’s not “A ll the President’s Men,” it’s directors’ Judith Ehrlich and R ick Goldsmith’s “The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers.” Nominated this past year for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the fi lm details the events leading to and the fallout from the New York Times’ 1971 decision to publish a series of top secret documents about the Vietnam War that became known as the Pentagon Papers. Specifically, the story revolves around Daniel Ellsberg, a Pentagon aide who decides photocopy and turn over to the press nearly 7,000 pages of information about the Vietnam War in order to try and

stop it. “The Most Dangerous Man in America” sheds a spotlight on a pivotal moment in national discourse. A wealth of narrative and documentary films have been made regarding the Vietnam War or Nixon’s presidency, but this is one of the few that tries to align a moral conscience behind the proceedings. As a piece of ethics and debate, the film tackles its issue head-on. Using interviews from many of the key players involved, including Ellsberg, it dissects what went wrong with Vietnam while at the same time arguing both why Ellsberg felt he had to release the papers to help his country, and how others felt this represented an act of treason. The film tells its history as well as it can, firmly establishing the perspective of the individuals involved and using their testimonies to steer the narrative. It tries to put a human face on a political and ethical issue. While it’s a great story and captivating for most of its 94-minute run time, “Most Dangerous Man” doesn’t really take any risks with documentary form. Much of the film is told through “talking head” i nter v iew s, w it h s ubjec t s f r a med i n perfectly lit interview shots. Other sections of the film rely on a wealth of archival photos, news reports and several well-timed dramatic recreations to try and create diversity in how the story is presented. W hile it works, it doesn’t particularly set the film apart. Though it strives for, and occasionally hits, a sour note on a pivotal moment in our country’s political discourse, it still plays more like a History Channel documentary. Di rec tor s E h rl ic h a nd G old sm it h sublimate the form of their documentary to its content. There’s nothing wrong with that; its let the viewer focus on what’s

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Ehrlich and Goldsmith’s documentary tells the story of Daniel Ellsberg’s decision to leak the Pentagon Papers to the press in an attempt to protest the Vietnam War. happening as opposed to how it’s being presented, which is helpful if the filmmakers are trying to “teach” this historic event to those who may be unfamiliar with it. But Daniel Ellsberg was a risk-taker, someone who put his whole career on the line in the name of what he believed was right, and for the documentary to play it so safe, so simple, makes it hard for the film to really jump into the compelling. T he beg i n n i ng of t he f i l m br ief ly discusses Ellsberg’s relationship to Robert S. McNamara, and the former Secretary of Defense’s mention can’t help but call to mind Errol Morris’s powerf ul and

provocative 2003 documentary “The Fog of War,” a film that tackles the issue of the Vietnam War and what went wrong with exacting visual prowess. “The Most Dangerous Man in America” is a film worth watching, if only for how it helps discuss the importance of the political moment. It entertains, it tells its story well, but it tells it a little too typically.

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Team sets record at 22 under par

USC walks to win Gamecocks take two of three from MSU with 14-2 romp James Kratch


It was a pleasant spring walk to an SEC series win for South Carolina. Catalyzed on offense, thanks in large part to eight free passes to first base handed out by five different Mississippi State pitchers, the No. 12 Gamecocks took the rubber match of the three-game set on Sunday, strolling to a 14-2 triumph. “You always want to be patient. When you’re walking a lot, you’re seeing the ball good and hitting the ball good,” said Nick Ebert, who made steps towards breaking out of a season-long slump with a two-run home run in the first inning. “Obviously we hit the ball good, and it shows because we walked a lot.” USC showed patience at the plate, and it paid off. “I like the fact that we drew some walks,” USC coach Ray Tanner said. “I thought we had some really good approaches at the plate, and we drew some walks.” The bulk of the walking took place in the third inning, as Carolina put up five runs against only one hit in the frame. MSU starter Tyler Whitney got the first out of the frame, but was chased after walking the bases loaded from there. Reliever Greg Houston entered the game and threw four pitches, three of which led to runs.

His fi rst throw drilled Adam Matthews, forcing in a run. His third was lined to the gap in right-center by Adrian Morales for a two-run double. His fourth hit off catcher Wes Thigpen’s mitt for a wild pitch, sending Matthews home from third base and forcing MSU coach John Cohen to once again call to the bullpen and bring in Luke Bole. USC would get one more run in the inning, as Kyle Enders would successfully lay down a suicide squeeze, bringing home Morales. “We only got the Morales hit in there, but we took some walks,” Tanner said. “You’ve got to take the free passes if you can get them, and we capitalized on those runscoring opportunities.” The fourth inning saw another walk and more offensive fireworks, albeit in a more traditional manner. After Whit Merrifield doubled and Jackie Bradley Jr. reached base on balls, Parker Bangs crushed a three-run shot into the Bulldog bullpen for a 10-2 lead. Morales’ solo home run three batters later would make it 11-2. Three more in the sixth would cap the Carolina scoring. Jay Brown started the game for Carolina (22-6, 7-2) and went three innings, allowing a leadoff home run in the first two but working out of more trouble each time. “I thought Jay Brown gave us a quality start. He scuffled a little bit missing some spots, and that’s why I lifted him early,” Tanner said. “He missed some spots there.” Matt Price (3-0) got the win in relief, t h r o w i n g f i v e , i n Ta n n e r ’s w o r d s ,

Men’s golf places second, women’s team struggles Chris Bilko



Whit Merrifield and USC drew eight walks. “tremendous” innings of shutout ball behind Brown before Ethan Carter threw a scoreless ninth. “They put me in there and kept asking after every inning if I felt good,” Price said. “I said yes, so they kept throwing me back out there.” Whitney took the loss, his first decision of the year, for Mississippi State (15-13, 3-6). With the getaway game win and Florida’s 7-0 loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville on Sunday, the Gamecocks regained sole possession of first place in the SEC East by a game. USC is tied for the conference’s best record with West leaders and defending national champions No. 5 LSU. “This is exactly where we wanted to be,” Morales said. “7-2 is pretty good in the SEC.”

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Carolina rallies to knock off VU Saari-Bystrom clinches win over Commodores Corbin Ensminger


As she watched the ball land out-ofbounds, Madeleine Saari-Bystrom yelled and embraced her teammates. The freshman had just clinched South Carolina’s 5-2 victory over Vanderbilt. After having to sit out with an injury for almost a month, nobody was really sure how Saari-Bystrom would be able to play. Luckily for South Carolina, it was just enough to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. “She was really rusty but one thing that wasn’t rusty was her determination to win the match,” USC coach Arlo Elkins said. “It was a great match for her.” South Carolina’s winning streak is now at six . As expected, the team destroyed Kentuck y on Friday, winning 7-0 . The No. 24 Commodores proved to be a much sterner test, however. Vanderbilt put the pressure on South

Carolina from the beginning when they won the doubles point. “We didn’t play as well as I would’ve liked, but we sure came back strong in the singles,” Elkins said. Sophomore Dijana Stojic also played a key role in the Gamecock victory, as she won her match 6-3, 6-0. Making it even sweeter was the fact that in the fall, she lost to the same player 6-1, 6-1. “That’s how far she’s come,” Elkins said. “Dijana is a total team player.” Reigning SEC Player of the Week Ana Zubori showed why she earned the honor, as she won her match 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. “Ana was really good,” Elkins said. “She kept her emotions in check most of the time and played a really hard-fought match.” With the win, South Carolina improved to 14-4 and 7-1 in the conference. “If we’re fi ring on all cylinders, I think we’re as good as anybody in the SEC,” Elkins said. The Gamecocks will have to keep playing at their highest level because the final three games of the regular season are against some of the toughest opponents in the SEC.

USC EXCELS AT UF MEET Gamecocks nab pair of first-place finishes, elite finishing times Paulina Berkovich


After two days of competition at the Pepsi Florida Relays, the USC track and field teams Jeremy Aaron / THE DAILY GAMECOCK came out with a pair of first-place finishes Johnny Dutch had another big weekend. and several times that ranked them among the best in the country this season. monster workout. Those are the workouts last Ju nior LaKya Brook ins , sophomore Breehana Jacobs, junior Shayla Mahan and year at this time he couldn’t do [at that level]. junior Gabrielle Glenn placed first among To come out with that workout, ride the bus the collegiate teams in the 4x100 meter relay for six hours and run 49.5 gives us a lot of with a time of 44.23, which is in the top five in hope he’ll have an extraordinary year. The the nation. The Gamecock women also took same thing goes for Booker in the 110-meter fifth in the 4x400 meter relay and the sprint hurdles.” On the women’s side, sophomore Beatrice medley. “We feel like we had a great day,” coach Biwott set a school record with a time of Curtis Frye said. “The girls did a good job 10:42.85 in the steeplechase, finishing fourth at the meet. Senior Aimee Kodat took seventh too, to run top-five in the country.” The men’s 4x200 meter relay team placed place in discus with a throw of 154-6. Senior Brandi Cross and sophomore third, with freshman Andre Carter, junior Antonio Sales , junior Johnny Dutch and Nadonnia Rodriques came in second and senior Obakeng Ngwigwa finishing in 1:22.69. third, respectively, in the 400-meter dash. The 4x400 meter relay team came in third as Glenn sprinted her way to sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.46. well, and the sprint medley finished fifth. “The big thing about the girls and guys, we In individual events, Dutch had a stellar performance in the 400-meter hurdles , had a Monday and Tuesday practice that was winning the event in 49.52. With that time, very tough,” Frye said. “We knew coming in it he is now ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in that was a big meet, but we didn’t back off training. event, in addition to being ranked second in To get the performances we got today tells us the 110-meter hurdles. Teammate Booker we’re going to do a lot better.” T he G a mecock s ret u r n to ac t ion Nunley holds the top time in the 110-meter hurdles, and the sophomore won that event Wednesday as they host their final home meet of the year. out of the collegiate athletes in Florida. “Johnny had a workout Wednesday where he went and ran 53.5, 54.6 and 56 seconds with Comments on this story? 10 minutes in between,” Frye said. “That’s a E-mail


Miljana Jocic and USC improved to 14-4. Georgia and Florida are both undefeated in conference play, and Tennessee has only dropped two matches in the league.

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The No. 17 South Carolina men’s golf team made good use of its tune-up before the SEC Championship, coming in second place in the Adminstaff Augusta State Invitational this past weekend with a 31-under-par 833 over three rounds. Saturday was the best day that Carolina has had in 11 years. USC broke the team school record when they scored an astounding 22-under-par team score of 266. Out of the five Gamecocks in the field, the team posted 37 birdies on Saturday alone. “ It wa s a m a z i ng,” he ad coac h Bi l l McDonald said. “And this golf course is not that easy, either. It’s really amazing that we shot what we did. That just goes to show you how good those guys are. It was a lot of fun to watch.” Individually, the Gamecocks had a stellar three days. Seniors George Bryan IV and Paul Woodbury tied for third place overall with 10-under-par 206’s. Sophomore Wesley Bryan also had a good tournament, finishing with an eight-under-par 208. “We started making putts,” McDonald said. “They started going in. Our goal for every tournament is to be in contention on the back nine the last day.” The team could just not catch host team No. 3 Augusta State . The Jaguars were unbelievable all week, ending up with a winning score of 817. Third place went to Duke while fourth went to Clemson. The No. 26 ranked women’s golf team didn’t fare as well over the weekend at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. The ladies fi nished in ninth place out of 18 teams with a 29-over-par total score over three rounds. Leading t he pack for Carolina were sophomore K at ie Bu r net t a nd Sen ior Benedicte Toumpson. Both shot six-over-par 222’s, which was good for a tie for 20th place. Rounding it out for USC were freshman A manda Strang , who placed a 225, and senior Taylor Barrett, who had a 229 in the tournament. No. 22 Florida State won the trophy with a team score of 873, one stroke ahead of No. 13 Wake Forest . Rounding out the SEC, Vanderbilt tied for third , Tennessee tied for sixth, LSU fi nished eighth and Auburn finished 12th. Both golf teams return to action next week at the SEC Championship, with the men’s tournament at St. Simons Island, Ga. and the women’s in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

League woes continue for softball Gamecocks remain winless in SEC after Tennessee sweep Rodney Gray


can keep us in the game, anything can happen,” USC coach Joyce Compton said. The Lady Vols got off to a fast start in the third and fi nal game of the series with some aggressive base running, totaling five stolen bases on the day. Tiffany Huff singled into left field, scoring two runs for the Tennessee. Jessica Spigner singled up the middle, scoring Huff. The Lady Vols got three runs in the fi rst inning. They added three more runs in t he second inning. “Defensively I thought we played pretty decently in the first game, made some mistake in the second game,” Compton said. “You know eventually some of those errors allowed the runners to advance.” The Gamecocks committed three errors on the day. Despite the team’s recent struggles, Compton is confident that her team is not losing any confidence. “I don’t really think they do. I think maybe we start pressing a little bit more, maybe pitchers press a little bit more; we’re practicing well, we’re doing a good job there,” Compton said.

The USC softball team was swept in its three-game-series against conference foe Tennessee this past weekend at Beckham Field. The Lady Vols got things started in the first game, scoring five runs in the fi rst three innings. Junior Laura Mendes got the Gamecocks on the score board in the third inning with a double to left field, scoring freshman Hannah Milks . The Gamecocks, however, struggled to manufacture runs and lost 9-1. The Gamecocks (10-26, 0-16) came into Saturday’s doubleheader sporting pink socks for “Strike Out Cancer Saturday” and looking to rebound from Friday’s loss to the Vols. But this did not lead to a change in fortune, as USC again failed to gain their fi rst win in conference play Comments on this story? this season. E-mail UT jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Gamecocks battled back in the fourth i n n i ng when ju n ior out f ielder Apr il Borchardt stole t h ird base a nd t hen safely slid into home base. However, the Gamecock bats went silent for the rest of the day. Tennessee added another run in the top of the seventh inning to push their lead to 3-1 when freshman Lauren Gibson singled to left field, scoring teammate Kat Dotson. Tennessee only allowed six hits in the fi rst game of the doubleheader. After a strong start, the Gamecocks’ pitching woes resurfaced as they allowed 11 hits and eight runs as Tennessee took Chad Simmons / THE DAILY GAMECOCK the second game in the doubleheader 8- 0. “We’ve always said if t he pitch ing Hannah Milks and Carolina were swept.

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