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Wilson Eyes Return Injured linebacker Shaq Wilson hopes to return before South Carolina’s season opener against Southern Mississippi.

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Students celebrate a Gamecock victory as police and event staff protect the field during a 2009 football game.

USC alters ticket policy University enacts tough regulations against no-shows

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U S C a d m i n i s t r at o r s unveiled several changes to the student ticketing policy over the summer, including harsher penalties for missing games without cancelling tickets. I n t he p a s t , s t u de nt ticket privileges were lost after failing to cancel ticket reser vat ions on l i ne for more than two games. Now, it’s one miss — without cancellation — and you’re done for the season. “Last year we had 50 people that missed at least t wo and 125 to 130 who missed three or more,” said Student Ticketing Director

Patrick Donovan . “We’d have 1,300 or more tickets that weren’t cancelled and were ne ver u sed e ver y game.” P r i v i leg e r e vo c at io n is avoidable by cancelling tickets prior to the start of the game. Cancel early enough — before Friday at noon for a Saturday game or Wednesday at noon for the season-opener — and you won’t be penalized at all. If you enter the game

and t he scanner doesn’t scan your ticket, you can protest the revocation in the Student Life office inside the Russell House. In addition to adopting the stricter no-show policy, changes have been made to the seating arrangements. The band will no longer split the student section in half. It has moved to section 23, or right beh ind t he



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Miss one game without cancelling your ticket and you’re done for the year. The student section will no longer be divided by the band’s seating area. There are no longer student tickets in the upper deck. The student section will remain general admission seating.

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You don’t have to be a die-hard soccer fan to recall the urgent buzz playing in the background of each World Cup game this summer. “While watching the games on the television, it seemed as if [they] were being played in a beehive,” said second-year business student William Raffety. It was the sound of thousands of long, hollow vuvuzelas that filled t he stadium. A f ter conduct ing economic research in South Africa t h i s s u m m e r, R a f f e t y k n o w s firsthand why these horns were significant. “The South African economy maintains a high percentage of survivalist jobs, which is essentially the poorest of the poor who sell various items ... right on the streets of Johannesburg,” Raffet y said. “The vuvuzela was a great success and one of the most widely sold items throughout the tournament.” Usi ng a M agel la n Schola r grant, Raffety spent two weeks in Johannesburg in July to research the World Cup’s impact on small retailers and vendors for a project

titled “Microenterprise and the World Cup in South Africa.” He said the idea came from his family background. Raffety, who has family in Brazil, has visited the country several times and felt some concern when it was selected to host the next World Cup in 2014. “These events always seem to leave behind the lower class because the host cities clean up the streets and hide their flaws,” Raffety said.

“I am worried that Brazil will sweep its lower class under the rug for the event in order to give Brazil a safer, more sophisticated, image.” R af fet y decided t hat t he best way to develop an accurate opinion on microenterprise in a World Cup host countr y would be to conduct research in South A f r ica t h is su m mer. W it h t he SUMMER ● 2

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William Raffety conducted research on the economy at the World Cup.

In an effort to involve USC st udent s i n t he political process, Student G overnment is holding a voter registration drive until the Oct. 1 registration deadline. The drive was originally part of SG President Ebbie Yazdani’s campaig n for off ice. Yazdani said the drive is part of an effort to get the freshman class more involved in state and national politics. “You’ve got 4,000-plus freshmen coming in this year and we want to give them the opportunity to be a part of something,” Yazdani said. The voter registration d r ive coi nc ide s w it h a pivotal midterm election in which each of the state’s six seats in the House of Representatives and one of two seats in the Senate are being contested. Statewide, the off ices of governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state are all up for grabs among a few others. Secretary of Government and Community Relations James Strickland said SG hopes the voter registration drive w ill encourage freshmen to experience how empowering voting can be. “Bei ng able to vote enables students to voice their concerns and political feelings via one of the most effective means of political action,” Strickland said. By showing students how easy it is to register, Yazdani said SG hopes the drive will encourage more students to take part in the democratic process. According to Yazdani, SG has registered around 100 students to vote, and Strickland said SG hopes to register more than 1,000 during the drive. “I highly recommend that you register to vote b e c au s e o n c e y o u’r e registered, you’re always registered,” Strickland said. “On a larger scale, politics effects our lives daily in that we have vested much authorit y in our elected leaders. They have a lot of influence, seen and unseen, over the rules governing our lives. Therefore, it pays to be politically savvy in that because we can then judge their actions as being either in the best, or worst, interests of society.” Voter registration forms will be available in the SG office, Russell House room 227, across from Einstein Bagels from now until Oct. 1. Strickland said SG will also occasionally set up a stand on Greene St reet where students can register. Strickland said students can register to vote in Columbia using their school mailing addresses as long as they can provide proof of residency upon voting.

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McMaster: ‘I Believe’ license plates are legal Argentina attempts newspaper overthrow South Carolina drivers might be able to buy a license plate with the words “I Believe” and three crosses, despite a federal judge’s ruling against a previous attempt to make similar tags. Nine months after a federal judge barred the state from making legislatively approved plates with the religious message, Attorney General Henry McMaster says a similar plate designed by a nonprofit group is legal. The plate under review at the Department of Motor Vehicles reads along the top. It features a golden sunrise and on the left, three crosses symbolizing the site where Jesus was crucified. The nonprofit group applied for the plates in February under state law that allows private groups to create specialty plates, if they pay a $4,000 deposit or collect at least 400 prepaid orders before production. It officially changed its name to the website address, in hopes of meeting new DMV rules that require tags bear the sponsoring group’s name. “The specialty license program has a secular purpose — allowing all nonprofit organizations to identify themselves by a logo or symbol,” McMaster wrote in his

Aug. 16 opinion. “It is our opinion that the Establishment Clause would not be violated by approval of the plate. Indeed, it is our opinion that denial would infringe upon the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment.” DMV spokeswoman Beth Parks says agency officials are reviewing the opinion. A group that advocates separation of church and state sued in 2008, after a bill creating the previous “I Believe” plates — featuring a Christian cross superimposed on a stained glass window — sailed through the Legislature. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer took the idea from Florida, but the proposal failed there. Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed that lawsuit on behalf of two Christian pastors, a humanist pastor and a rabbi in South Carolina, along with the Hindu American Foundation. They successfully argued that legislative approval amounted to the government promoting one religion over another, noting that if private groups wanted the plates made, state law provides them a way to do that.

Sherrod rejects USDA reinstatement offer WASHINGTON — Shirley Sherrod, ousted from the Agriculture Department during a racial firestorm that embarrassed the Obama administration, rejected an offer to return to the USDA on Tuesday. But at a cordial news conference with the man who asked her to leave — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack — she said she may do consulting work for him on racial issues. She was asked to leave her job as Georgia’s director of rural development in July after comments she made in March were misconstrued as racist. She has since received numerous apologies from the administration, including from President Barack Obama himself, and Vilsack asked her to return. But she said at the news conference with a clearly disappointed Vilsack that she did not think she could say yes to a job “at this point, with all that

has happened.” Vilsack said she may work with the department in a consulting capacity in the future to help improve outreach to minorities. “I look for wa rd to some t y pe of relationship with the department in the future,” said Sherrod, who is black. “We do need to work on the issues of discrimination and race in this country.” Vilsack had asked her to become the deputy director of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach, a new position designed to bolster the department’s shaky record on civil rights. He had also given her a chance to return to her former job. Both of them said Tuesday Sherrod may return to the department as a consultant once an ongoing review of the department’s efforts on race issues is completed.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A rgentina’s president moved Tuesday to take over the nation’s only newsprint maker, saying two leading newspapers illegally conspired with dictators to control the company three decades ago and then used it to drive competing media out of business. President Cristina Fernandez said the courts should decide whether the Grupo Clarin and La Nacion media companies should be charged with crimes against humanit y — specifically whether the company was illegally expropriated by the newspapers and the military junta. The companies, with which Fernandez has been feuding for two years, deny any illegality in the acquisition of the newsprint maker, or other crimes. They accuse Fernandez of baldly trying to control the essential material needed to guarantee freedom of expression in Argentina, a position supported by the Inter-American Press Association and other press freedom groups. Speak ing in a nat ional broadcast, Fernandez said she was defending those rights. She accused Grupo Clarin and La Nacion of using the newsprint company, Papel Prensa SA , to i mpose med ia monopolies on Argentina, stifling other viewpoints by refusing to sell paper at fair prices to competitors. She showed a head l i ne f rom t he TICKETS ● Continued from 1 visiting team’s bench. There were roping issues in the past, as the section’s traffic was shut down while the band entered and exited the field. There were also police issues and staffing issues, said Anna Edwards, director of Student Services. A ll t ickets in st udent sections 23 to 34 will be general admission this year. T here wa s cont rover s y last yea r af ter event management officials forced students to sit in assigned seats and not with friends. But as long as sections aren’t overcrowded, students can sit wherever they’d like this year, Edwards said. There will be increased patrol at

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opposition Clarin newspaper saying “Who controls Papel Prensa controls the written word,” and said she couldn’t agree more. “Papel Prensa is the only company that produces newsprint in this country,” Fernandez said, “and it’s a vertically integrated monopoly. It determines who it sells to, how much it sells and at what price. And so yes, whoever controls it controls the written word in the Republic of Argentina.” Fernandez presented the conclusions of a government investigation of Papel Prensa’s history and economic activities — some 23,000 pages in all, stacked in large piles on a table beside her podium — and said her human rights secretary would send it to the justice system for consideration of rights charges against owners of the two media companies. She further said she would propose legislation declaring newsprint supply to be a matter of national interest, subject to government regulation that guarantees equal and fair dist ribut ion to all of Argentina’s newspapers. Papel Prensa sells newsprint to more than 130 clients across the country. A nd she said the executive branch would invest to develop enough newsprint domestically to supply all of the country’s needs. “This product should not be imported,” she said.

student entrances to ensure there are no outsiders in the section, Edwards said. There will also be loyalty point incentives for students who arrive early to big games. “It’s especially crucial for games like Georgia and Alabama to get there early,” Edwards said. “And we’ll be rewarding two loyalty points for those games if you’re in the stadium at least one hour prior to kickoff.” There will not be student tickets issued for the upper deck this year. Last year, officials put about 1,000 students in the top levels of the stadium. However, there were issues keeping upper deck students in the top bowl and some found

creative ways to join their friends in the lower tier of the stadium, Edwards sa id. T hose t icket s a re now allocated to branch campuses of the University. “Students didn’t want to sit up there,” Edwards said. “There were just too many problems.” The number of tickets up for grab, about 10,000, hasn’t changed, Edwards said. Even with the largest freshman class ever, she ex pect s st udent s to get tickets fairly easily. “When you cut down on the cancellations, you have a lot more tickets open up,” she said. Comments on this story? E-mail

If you want a student ticket for next Thursday’s home opener against Southern Miss, request tickets online at beginning midnight Friday. Students have two full days to request tickets from 12:01 a.m. Friday until 11:59 p.m. Saturday. Students are notified Sunday whether they received a ticket or not. If you receive a ticket, print it out. If not, keep checking online for cancelled tickets. Cancelled tickets are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. If you aren’t going to the game, cancel your ticket before noon Wednesday to avoid any penalty. To avoid privilege revocation, cancel before kickoff.

CUP ● Continued from 1 help of Professors Doug Woodward a nd Rober t Rolfe in the economics department of the Darla Moore School of Business, Raffety said he was able to develop a strong proposal and project design. His research included visiting popular tourist locations to observe how the money was spent and interviewing many local p e o p le s u c h a s s t r e e t vendors, police officers, maintena nce crews, bus dr ivers a nd mall employees. “When the World Cup preparations began, these vendors started buy ing products related to t he sport and the event, such a s jer se y s, f lag s, hat s, bracelets and any t hing else you could wear or use to show your support for your team,” Raffety said.

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Raffety conducted research in Johannesburg observing the economic impact of the World Cup. Due to limitations on who could sell items near t he stadiums, however, Raf fet y concluded t hat the majority of the small vendors in Johannesburg were not sig n if ic a nt ly helped by the World Cup. “ Fr o m a n e c o no m ic standpoint, the ones that made [the] most money were people work i ng over t i me or who were

unemployed before and got jobs for t he World Cup,” Raffety said. R af fet y sa id Sout h A f r ica may also have some difficulty paying for the newly built stadiums and other infrastructural modifications in the future. Despite these challenges, Raffety observed a deep pride wit hin t he Sout h Africans he interviewed and found that they were glad to host people from around the world. “All in all, I think the World Cup was a fantastic success that brought an immense amount of pride to t he hea r t s of ever y South African,” Raffet y said. “It was the greatest adventure of my life.” Comments on this story? E-mail

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Ticket wasters justly punished in changes The Southern Miss game is coming up. You plan ahead by entering the ticket lottery. You also buy two 24-packs of beer and wash your hilarious drinking shirt that reads “Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.” Priceless. On game day, you get so wasted tailgating you decide not to go. You consider doing the common courtesy of canceling your ticket, but your laptop is too high on your desk to reach from the floor. “No worries,” you think, “I’ll just go next time.” Wr o n g. T h a n k s t o “You no longer changes in the student ticketing policy, you no have three longer have three strikes to miss a game without strikes to miss canceling your tickets. The first time you waste a game without you r t ic ket a nd deny another person a chance canceling.” to enjoy the game, you’ll not be allowed to attend the rest of the year. St udent Ticketing Director Patrick Donovan estimated that 1,300 tickets were wasted last year by these flaky ‘fans.’ Now when they decide at the last minute to cheer on the Gamecocks from outside the stadium, the University will make its decision permanent. Another change made it so that USC Columbia students would no longer be placed in upper-deck seating. Those tickets are now for branch campuses only. Ouch. So much for uniting the Carolina community.

I think the withdrawal from Iraq is happening at an appropriate time. It’s about time that the troops came home. There’s not much more to accomplish as far as combat in Iraq so what is the purpose for staying? I think it was smart to keep 50,000 troops stationed in order to pick up the pieces of the war and try to make Iraq a safer place. Kristyn Winch Second-year print journalism student As Obama promised in his campaign, the war in Iraq was supposed to be put to an end. But with the focus on getting the health care bill passed, it has taken longer to pull troops out. I think the war should have been put to an end a long time ago, but thank goodness the government has recognized that and is pulling troops out now. It was great for them to keep some troops in order to clean up what has been damaged and make sure they are stable enough to be on their own. Marilynn Joyner Third-year political science and dance student There is hardly any more combat in Iraq; combat troops are unnecessary. It is good to see the president come through on a promise. It will be helpful for the military to put more focus on Afghanistan where the real combat is. Michelle Fantone Fourth-year political science and sociology student After seven unlucky years of war, combat troops are fi nally leaving Iraq. Around 50,000 troops will remain to supervise the transition of power to Iraqi forces. As of now, Iraq has no working political structure, so those troops may very will be left to watch a country decay rather than rebuild. But, as terrible as it sounds, we have done all we can. It is now up to Iraqis to determine their fate. A lesson of this

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Second Gulf War is that the United States, despite its unparalleled power, is ill-equipped to force democracy on a people not ready for it. By July 2011, we will be out of Iraq for good, and by then the Iraqi people must decide whether they want to keep our gift. Now we should turn our focus to our returning troops, many of whom face a multitude of problems — most notably PTSD — and need our help. Ryan Quinn Third-year print journalism student It’s about t i me someone f i na l ly realized that when there’s nothing left to burn, but setting yourself on fire won’t really fi x anything either. Furthermore, it’s not as if troop withdrawal means being uninvolved. On the contrary, these troops will now be performing other activities to “counter terrorism.” We can’t know for sure yet what exactly these activities entail, but I think one thing is for sure: It can’t be worse than purposelessly endangering our soldiers in a stagnant situation. There are more important things to be done. Alice Chang First-year international business student American military involvement has left both countries with thousands upon thousands of casualties. The motives for the war were revealed years ago to be erroneous and misguided; a true exemplar of the Bush administration’s horrific foreign policy and intelligence tactics. For a war that was supposed to fight terror, it’s sad that our actions in dissolving and restructuring the country have only led to f urther terrorism. While we should hope Iraq can fully recover from the atrocities of the last seven years, it’s time for America to withdraw and refocus on more pressing national problems. Jimmy Gilmore Fourth-year film and media studies student

LETTER TO THE EDITOR ‘Jesus Camp’ not accurate portrayal of Christianity; columnist also extreme To the editors of The Daily Gamecock, in response to the column entitled “Film pinpoints inconsistencies with religion,” by Emily Shipp: First off, thank you. Your team of writers, editors, researchers, etc. has provided our c a mpu s a nd ou r st udent body w it h a n informed, legitimate source of news that we can enjoy on a daily basis. Please pass this on to Emily, as I am intrigued by her writing, but would certainly like to address some of the opinions expressed in her article. I am by no means a writer; nevertheless, I found this article worthy of a written rebuttal. First and foremost, I must agree with the initial opinions of Emily. I must confess I only viewed the trailer of the documentary “Jesus Camp,” but that was clearly enough. What you saw was a glimpse at a cult, a sect that has taken the principles of a larger group and t wisted them to f it its own motives, desires and purposes. They are gap-wideners and polarizers, manipulating the ideals and principles of a religious text. It is a picture of behavior modification through emotional charisma. This is neither the Gospel nor a scripturally based movement. It is indeed vile, crude and disturbing. It represents a black mark on the face of a faith. Like the KKK and Jim Jones, this group has taken a portion of Scripture and

run with it, without taking a step back to test, study and meditate upon the entire text as it was meant to be. A rotten spot on a fruit does not make the entire fruit rotten. Nor does a polarized extremist subset of Christianity make the entire faith a “facinorous” horror. The writer explicit ly and aggressively condemns the views of the Christian group, ironically with the same passion and fervor that the facilitators of “Jesus Camp” apparently did to Harry Potter, abortion and liberalism. Civic discourse has unfortunately died in this column. While it could have presented a legitimate and thought-provoking discussion, this column simply widens the gap further. The opinions expressed are the other end of the spectrum. The opposite of “Jesus Camp.” The other side of the canyon. The other rotten spot on the fruit. True “dramatic irony” is the column itself. T he opi n ion s no longer d i s c u s s t he inconsistencies of a religion as much as they outline the political and religious beliefs of the writer. The statements presented are arguably vindictive and hateful. The Scripture presented is taken out of context and ironically ma n ipu lated, ju st as t he “Jesu s Ca mp” facilitators did, to fit an agenda. Abort73 is a blatant anti-abortion website. The fact presented is legitimate, but the source certainly negates the implied and stated opinion. The statement expressed by the writer regarding the “uninformed” status of those

year in school and area of study. We also invite student leaders and USC faculty members to submit guest c o l u m n s . C o l u m n i s t s s h o u l d ke e p submissions to about 50 0 words in length and include the author’s name and position. Guest columns are limited to three per author per semester. The editor reserves the right to edit and condense submissions for length and clarity, or not publish at all. All submissions become the property of The Daily Gamecock and must conform to the legal standards of USC Student Media.

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who “berate abortion for pious reasons” is a glittering generality. This conclusion neither addresses nor acknowledges the opinions of medical professionals, other religious leaders or other pro-life supporters (both conservative and liberal). It also does not outline the economic status range of the aforementioned population, as a discussion of the spread of financial capabilities of this group is a necessity when debating abortion. The column is simply offensive. You don’t have to be a Christian to be offended by it. It addresses an issue with the same extremism that the discussed issue presents. The film certainly pinpointed the inconsistencies with a religion, but scripturally based Christianity is not a religion. But that is a discussion for another time I suppose. Overall a well-written article. “Jesus Camp” is certainly an atrocity. I can only hope that the exorcism of equally gap-widening rhetoric from The Daily Gamecock will be upon us. I am certainly biased. I love Christ and have devoted my life to Him. My mother had an abortion before I was born. As much as I would love to write a treatise on my beliefs and opinions on this issue, I feel that is an opportunity for another time. Emily, if you would like to grab coffee and discuss this further, I would be more than happy to.

Over the weeks, I’ve fou nd myself hopi ng t hat USC st udent s really do pay attention t o t he i r lo c a l ne w s . The articles covering USC’s budget woes have presented both tales of lost resources and signs of renewed expectations. In both, the original bad guy constantly changes: Is it the economy, the educat ion polic y of a now-i ncon sequent ia l Sanford or the University itself? In the face of a $26.1 million loss in state funding, I think we’ve all outgrown the blame game (sorry, Sanford). O u r major concer n shou ld b e how USC plans to face its money problems — not for the next budget year, but for years to come. A nd it ’s US C ’s solut ion s t hat rea l ly worry me. The tuition increase has made Carolina more expensive t han several ot her Southeastern schools, but making the freshman c l a s s larger has sof tened t h a t increase. The t wo toget her Michael seem like Lambert a deft Second-year budgetary comparative movement. literature student Yet, walk around campus; try to navigate the facilities. Administ rators claim i n one i n st a nce t hat the University’s aim is to serve more and more st udent s; i n a not her tone, the tuition increase is done in the name of preserving educational quality. So the strategy is to simultaneously push the limits of your existing classes a nd academ ic support while striving for high quality? I honestly feel like I’m at a magic show, where I’m expected to believe the performer will turn 10 pigeons into 20 peacock s. Qualit y is of ten t he pr ice of quantity — a lesson that USC should remember. Out of this confusing array of affording-this and affording-that, one thing remains clear: The steps t h is Un iversit y takes to f und its endeavors will ultimately decide its direction as an institution. As we’re all learning, everything has a cost. The question r e m a i n s w he t he r o r not the measures taken now will be worth the sacrifice.

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“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” — John Lennon



Posters, futons, floor lamps top inexpensive ways to transform any dorm room Emily Gunn


After months of preparation, you’re finally all moved in. Your books are bought, you’ve figured out where your classes are (hopefully) and you have real homework to do. When could be a better time than now to start decorating your room? There isn’t anything much worse than trying to do work in a plain, boring room with nothing to distract you. If you weren’t already bummed about all the reading you have to do, your undecorated, institutional-looking room will surely do the trick. Here are a few tips to help you have the snazziest room on campus:

Expensive does not necessarily mean better. There are plenty of cheap options out there and if you look hard enough, you don’t need to spend the extra money. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably know about a little place called Wal-Mart so I’m not even going to bother suggesting that you go there.

If you can, try to create a focal point in your room. If you’re able to fit in a futon, it can make a great center focal point. Plus, it’s also pretty good for sitting. If you make or buy a nice futon cover, your room will look loads better. It will be the first item people notice when they walk in, inevitably prompting compliments like, “Wow, this kid has nice taste.”

Unless you are really bothered by mismatched accessories, don’t sweat it if different items don’t go together perfectly. It’s nice to have some contrast, and different patterns and prints will make things interest ing. This also means t hat you certainly don’t need to match everything you have with your roommate’s stuff, unless you two just love each other that much and in that case, go get a room (Oh wait. You already have one.)

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No one likes florescent lighting, so if you want to invest a little money in buying a floor lamp, it will make the lighting in your room much more comfortable.

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Don’t go overboard on one color. Variety is key. Yes, we know you love pink, but if you don’t want your room to look like you threw up Pepto Bismol everywhere, throw in a few other colors too. Comments on this story? E-mail

You may have already noticed this, but as a general rule, dorm rooms are pretty small. The more junk you throw in a room, the more cluttered it appears, so sometimes less is more. If you like really bright colors, you should definitely pick out a few bright things, but try to avoid neon everything.

You’re probably missing friends and family from home, so it is always a great idea to use pictures to decorate. Go to Michaels and you can surely create a cute wall decoration with all your prints.

Simple things, like putting up curtains, can make a room look a lot more like home.

Make it to the poster sale sometime this week. When you are older, it may not be quite as acceptable to decorate your room with posters, so take advantage of this while you are still in college.

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The Daily Gamecock ● WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010

Books shine original light on weird facts Series asks imponderable questions, tells tales of raunchy history Katie Crocker


School is back in session and there are the classic telltale signs: notebooks that cost more than a cup of Starbucks, the yearly assigned 50-pound textbooks, which are even more expensive and harder to get one’s hands on than a dodo bird and “Under the Cover” is back and better than ever. This week features books to help you forget how long you’ve been waiting in that hot, slow line outside Russell House. Everyone loves a good book to keep them enthralled, and for those non-readers among us, the best books are the ones with the strangest facts. These can be sorted in the inane, the historical and the downright bizarre. To begin, all of life’s forgotten questions can be answered with the book, “How Does Aspirin Find a Headache?” by David Feldman. The book covers intriguing topics such as “Why Don’t People in Old Photographs Ever Seem to Smile?” and another favorite, “Why Do Some Ladybugs Have Spots and Others Have None?” The chapters vary in length, from a half page to two pages, and often feature comical illustrations to keep the page from being too text-heavy. The answers are all researched and well thought out, but still manage to retain their quirky charm. The book is part of a series known as “An Imponderables Book” with a host of other titles such as “Do Penguins have Knees?” and “Do Elephants Jump?” If nothing else, it will keep you from staying up late into the night wondering “Why Don’t We See Cockroaches In Our Usually CrumbFilled Cars?” The next subject that everyone seems to enjoy is histor y. W hile tak ing a histor y class for credit at Gambrell is good, it mainly covers the standard parts of history. For those who want to read more of the history left out of the G-rated textbook, than try “Napoleon’s Privates: 2500 Years of History Unzipped,” by Tony Perrottet. The book is a humorous look into what polite company will always leave out at a historical dinner and the raunchy, yet factual, side of history. The chapters have no particular order, ranging from “Standing Up In Court: The Dreaded French Impotence Trials,” to “Where are They now? Celebrity Body Parts,” which tracks down the lost parts of famous people of history. The book, of course, has a special focus on Napoleon, with footnotes marked, “Napoleon Unzipped.” The book is witty, interesting, short and doesn’t require you to analyze a single original document. Last, but certainly not least, is the downright bizarre. The book,“The World of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” by Julie Mooney is a collection of the bizarre, the funny and the freaky. Robert Ripley was the original founder of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and traveled the world looking for things that were of the most unusual and peculiar nature. The book hosts a collection of strange things beginning with the history of Robert Ripley. The odd book contains stories of a woman holding a chair with her teeth while her sister sits on it, as well as a man with two pupils in each eye. It pays homage to all the strange and wonderful things that are not always found in the world or even on the Internet. The series contains a host of other books such as “Totally Bizarre (Ripley’s Believe it or Not!)” by Sheri Bell-Rehlwoldt.

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Jennifer Lawrence (center) cares for her younger siblings while hunting her convicted father across the Ozarks.

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Dark drama shines light on broken families, drugs, adolescence, communal ties Thomas Moore


If dark, American dramas are your bag, then The Nickelodeon Theatre is the place to be this August. This week, the Nick follows up the pulpy “The Killer Inside Me,” with independent director Debra Granik’s grim “Winter’s Bone.” Based on the Daniel Woodrell novel of the same name, the fi lm depicts the lifestyles of impoverished Americans in a tale of desperation. Set in the Ozark Mountains in southwest Missouri, this unf linchingly bleak story follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly ( Jennifer Lawrence) as she wanders about her small community looking for answers about her neglectful father’s whereabouts. Already responsible for the care of her two younger siblings, Ree receives word from the town’s sheriff that her father has used the title of his family’s house to bail himself out of jail. With her mother forever stuck in a sort of dull gaze, presumably from earlier trauma infl icted by her husband, Ree is the only one in the family in a position to take action. She promptly sets off marching through the Ozarks, questioning people she knows who ran with her father in his methamphetamine-making business. Obviously, she is not met with open arms — and the dreary cinematography reflects the unwelcoming attitude of those she questions. Shots of exploded meth labs, lawns littered with old tractors and aba ndoned hou se s rep eated ly emph a si z e t he destitution of the communit y. The consistently gray skies and barren winter forests add to the fi lm’s pervasive sense of hopelessness. When the audience discovers that Ree is a minor with no real legal power, “Winter’s Bone” becomes a story of survival

in a world without options. Forced to navigate the network of local methpeddlers alone, Ree fi nds herself in a world of brutish patriarchy. In this Ozark world, the women obey their husbands’ demands due to pure fear of abuse. One wife even asks if there aren’t any “menfolk” in her family who are capable of dealing with the situation. Besides one steady friend of Ree’s, there is not a single example of a functional relationship in the fi lm. In addition to being seen as inferior due to her gender, her age is also a target for mockery as she’s often told to “run on home,” like a child. T hough t he t r a i ler adver t ised t he f i l m a s suspenseful and gripping, the always-trudging steps of Ree Dolly are more ref lective of an American tragedy. Everyone in the community is suffering from what seem to be cyclical and systemic problems that perpetuate their hopeless poverty. Though the fi lm stops short of becoming a critique of a failing society, the involvement of a police officer with the drug ring certainly provides an example of what can happen when the traditional sources of authority become warped. The story comes to a disturbing climax when Ree fi nds a solution from the criminal organization likely responsible for her father’s disappearance. Though the end of the fi lm may have a somewhat victorious ring to it, we see that the destitution and despair of the Dolly family are far from over. Comments on this story? E-mail

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Director Debra Granik looks on during production of “Winter’s Bone,” which uses a heavily realistic style.



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Wilson eyes return to gridiron Injured linebacker hopes to return before home opener James Kratch


Shaq Wilson is a valuable guy to have on the field. Just ask Ellis Johnson. Or Eric Norwood. “I was talking to Norwood the other day and he was laughing about how the veterans wouldn’t ever tell him anything at camp because they didn’t want to give away any secrets,” said Johnson, USC’s associate head coach for defense. “And he said, ‘Man, Shaq always told me where to line up.’ It was the first time I ever knew Shaq k new more than Norwood, and he probably didn’t, but even Eric made a comment on how sharp he is, which surprised me.” Wilson has been out for the whole summer, save one and a half practices with a hamstring injury, taking USC’s most experienced linebacker off the field. “He makes a difference. When you’ve got a guy like that in there, there’s a lot of little wrinkles that all of a sudden clear out, as far as checks and alignments and adjustments and those t ype things. I really have a lot of confidence in those other guys just playing the game. But I’m a little edgy about him not being in there to quarterback the defense and make some checks and things.” Johnson has referred to Wilson as the quarterback of the defense several times this summer, but Wilson says he doesn’t see himself as that. “One person doesn’t make a defense,” Wilson said. “It’s eleven that go out there and you got to be able to communicate. The linebackers look good. Everyone’s stepping up and making calls and stuff.” If Wilson is not ready for the season opener, both redshirt freshman Quin Smith and senior Tony Straughter would

play in his stead, with Smith currently the first man in. “Right now Quin is just a nose ahead of Tony, but t hey would split t ime. They’ve both had a pretty good four or five days,” Johnson said. “I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable about them. It’s just when you lose a guy with Shaq’s experience and his leadership, his poise, [it’s tough].” Wilson agrees that both could step in for him if need be. “Quin and Tony, they’re stepping up. They’re making plays, they’re getting more knowledgeable at everything. Those guys will be ready to play.” However, Wilson, who said that his hamstring is getting better each day, was clear about wanting to be on the field come Sept. 2. “I want to play football,” Wilson said. Defenders not in attendance: Three defensive players — A keem Auguste , Ladi Ajiboye and C.C. Whitlock — were not at practice Tuesday when it began. Ajiboye was seen by The Daily Gamecock entering the Proving Grounds later in the day. “They’ve been getting some things taken care of, and I really don’t know the details on it,” said associate head coach for defense Ellis Johnson. “Just some meetings.” When asked if the three were dealing with issues related to the Whitney Hotel, Johnson did not deny it, but declined to go into great detail. “I can’t comment much on it,” Johnson said. “They’re cooperat ing wit h t he process and they’re going through that right now.” Johnson said the coaching staff has not been informed if there is a likelihood the four, and other players, might be forced to miss games due to potential impermissible benefits in regards to rent payments at the hotel located in the Shandon area of


Linebacker Shaq Wilson looks to make the tackle in last season’s 24-14 loss to Florida. Columbia. “All we know is that there are a lot of possibilities,” Johnson said. “That’s as much as we’ve been informed.” In terms of being a distraction for the team, Johnson said that he didn’t feel the absences or the ongoing investigation were. “This was a quote [former Mississippi St ate coach Sylvester] Croom used to use; anything can be a distraction. We’ve got the first day of classes and girls on campus, family problems and disagreements with friends. You can make anything a distraction. What the


football team has got to do is when they come to the meeting, when they come to practice, they’ve got to refocus and get onboard. Anything can be classified as a distraction. Certainly we’ve had some,” Johnson said. “I don’t know how big of a problem [the players missing] is. Those guys have been playing for three years each if not more. Not a major issue. We’re just hopeful to have them and prepared to play Southern Miss.” Comments on this story? E-mail


DeMario is a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Douglas, Ga. After sitting out his first season with the Gamecocks a year ago, Bennett is fighting to get into the receivers rotation in 2010. TDG: Do you have any pregame rituals? DB: I’m pretty sure everybody does the same thing, like listen to the iPod, try and get in the zone and perform to the best of their abilities.


USC head coach Darrin Horn shouts out plays during the 2009 Basketball Tournament.

South Carolina finalizes nonconference schedule Big Ten powers Michigan State, Ohio State highlight action Chris Bilko


South Carolina basketball coach Darrin Horn revealed USC’s non-conference schedule Tuesday and it could shape up to be one of the most difficult in the history of the program. USC w il l have a tot a l of 13 nonconference games with nine at home and four on the road, including four against BCS schools. They will play Big Ten powerhouses Michigan State and Ohio State on the road and face off against Boston College and Clemson at home. “We want to build a national level program and to do that you have to play national level games,“ Horn said. The matchup against Michigan State will only be the second game of the season for the young Gamecock squad. It will also give USC some exposure on the national level, as the game will be broadcast as a part of ESPN’s 24-hour College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. Because of this made-for-TV aspect, USC will only face MSU in the 2010-2011 season. The game against OSU will start a home-and-home series for the squads. “This is a great opportunity for us to be on a national stage against a nationally prominent program that has done things in a way that we would like to be doing it one day,” Horn said. Both Michigan State

and Ohio State shared the Big Ten title last season and made it deep into postseason play with the Buckeyes making it to the Sweet 16 while the Spartans bowed out in the Final Four. Horn also stressed the inclusion of Wofford on the schedule. The Terriers were the Southern Conference champions last season and finished with 26 wins, including a 68-61 victory over USC. “That’s going to be a tough game,” Horn said. “It’s going to be a team that will fare well for us in terms of the strength of schedule. Those types of games are going to help really make a difference. Removing the so-called bottom-ranking teams as opposed to adding the top ones is what really makes a difference.” The Gamecocks will also travel to Furman on Dec. 22. Under Horn, USC is 0-3 in true road games in the state of South Carolina, featuring losses to College of Charleston, Clemson and Wofford. Clemson, along with Boston College, will be two familiar faces for USC this season and coach Brad Brownell will be a new face on the bench for the Tigers. Boston College will come to town on New Year’s Day to complete the home-and-home series between the programs. Games against Elon, Radford, USC Upstate, Western Kentucky, Delaware State, Jacksonville State and SC State round out the schedule. Comments on this story? E-mail

TDG: What’s your favorite thing about USC outside of football? D B: I ’m p r e t t y much to myself in my room reading my playbook and stuf f like that, watching film of older receivers and stuf f. That’s pretty much a ll I do. T D G : Would you rather walk, drive or use a moped to get around campus? D B: D e p e n d s on what the weather’s like.

If it’s hot, I might drive and try and stay in the AC a little bit. TDG: Do you have any nicknames that we can print? DB: Coach Spurrier tends to call me ‘Sunshine’ a lot because I smile all the time. That’s pretty much it. TDG: Which team outside of the SEC or Clemson would you like to play against? DB: I would like to play against Florida State. Red Reed, sophomore corner, me and him played against each other in high school. We talked and he said he’d like to play in the SEC. TDG: What types of food did you have at coach Spurrier’s house over the weekend? DB: We had kind of like a philly cheesesteak sub with all these little snacks and stuff on the side. TDG: What did you do there? DB: We played a little game- I don’t know what it was called. You take the bag and you toss it in the little hole. I wasn’t any good at it.


Wide receiver DeMario Bennett heads to the Proving Grounds for Carolina’s practice.

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