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Fair festivities fall on Columbia

Fraternity charts return to campus Infractions cost Sigma Phi Epsilon its chapter 2 years ago Sarah Martin


The 114th annual South Carolina State Fair opens today and runs through Oct. 20. Admission is $1 today only. College students will be admitted for free all day Thursday by showing their IDs at the gate. For a full fair schedule, visit — Compiled by Sarah Ellis Photos by Brian Almond / THE DAILY GAMECOCK

Pack-A-Thon to prepare meals Student Government raising money to send 100,000 food packages to struggling countries Hannah Jeffrey


After holding a small-scale meal-packing event in the spring, Student Government is looking to up the stakes at next month’s Pack-A-Thon event. Sponsored by SG and the Interfaith Ministry, Pack-A-Thon consists of students packing meals for people who are hungry in developing countries like Haiti, Jamaica and Sri Lanka. SG joined the Interfaith Ministry last semester in the smaller Pack-A-Thon as part of the One Columbia Cit ySer ve, when bet ween 50 and 60 people participated.

This semester, SG aims to pack 100,000 meals of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and powdered vitamins. Each meal and its shipping cost about 25 cents. Second-year business economics student Rachel Kitchens has been overseeing preparation for the event as the secretary of communit y service in Student Body President Chase Mizzell’s cabinet. “We want to come together as a campus to pack these ingredients that go abroad to school children who are hungry,” Kitchens said. “Each person packs 240 meals, which is enough to feed the children for a year.” Kitchens described Pack-A-Thon as a transparent event, in the sense that someone can raise funds,

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity is making a comeback at USC this fall, recruiting new members and planning events for this year. A f t e r t he or g a n i z at io n’s c h a r t e r was withdrawn in 2011, following an u nd i s c lo s e d i n f r ac t ion of n at ion a l association rules, the fraternity was not expected to return to campus until 2015. However, with approval from university staff members and headquarters, t he fraternity decided to return this year. Shane Lay, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s director of new chapter development, said the fraternity decided to not participate in the formal fraternity recruitment process t his year. I nstead, “We are no the organization is hosting recruitment ordinary e v e n t s a n d fraternity, so information sessions throughout the year. we look for “Our philosophy o f year-round extraordinary re c r u it ment men.” enabled us to better a r t ic u late who we — Shane Lay are and how we’re d if ferent i n t he fraternity community,” Lay said. “The USC community has responded well to our messaging and helped us identif y potent ial members by referring men whose values align with our own.” The fraternity is now focusing on the Balanced Man Program, which allows potent ia l new member s to joi n t he organization at any point throughout the year. Other fraternities on campus only allow new members to pledge at formal recruitment sessions in the fall and spring. That method has been successful for the chapter so far this semester, with almost 50 men now a part of the chapter. Lay also said t he chapter’s academic record was a marker of success, because its cumulat ive 3.5 GPA is one of t he highest among USC fraternities. In addition, Sigma Phi Epsilon wants to partner with the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, as that charity is the fraternity’s national philanthropy. The men will also field intramural teams to compete in the fraternity league. “Each of t hese t h i ng s helps to accomplish the ultimate goal of creating a culture of excellence and building a reputation in the USC community as the fraternity that challenges the stereotypes of Greek life,” Lay said. To prepare for its return to campus, Lay said Sigma Phi Epsilon init ially


Clowney says he’ll play again for USC Defensive end sat out Kentucky game with strained rib muscle Danny Garrison



Ju n ior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney broke his silence after practice Tuesday, speaking to the media for the first time since he made the game-time decision to sit out Saturday’s win over Kentucky with a strained muscle near his ribs. Clow ney at tempted to reassu re G amecock fans of h is i ntent ions, say i ng t hat ac c u s at io n s s p r e ad i n t he

nat ional media t hat he had chosen to sit out the season to protect his NFL draft stock were untrue. And while he said his status for Saturday’s game at Arkansas is “questionable,” Clowney said he has not played his last game for South Carolina. “Regardless of what people think, I’m here,” Clowney said. “I didn’t sit out [the season]. I could have sat out. I’m not looking to sit out. I’m not that type of guy; I’m here for the team.” After coming out critical of Clowney in Saturday’s postgame press conference, coach Steve Spurrier cleared things


up Tuesday. Spurrier said he and his star player had miscommunicated and that everyone, including him, had “handled it poorly.” Spurrier, along with several o f C l o w n e y ’s t e a m m a t e s i nclud i ng ju n ior w ide - out Br uce Ellington, stood behind Clowney on Tuesday, suggesting that dissention in the locker room isn’t the issue many fans and national pundits suggested it might be. “If he never plays another snap here, we all should be thankful and appreciative that he came to South Carolina,” Spurrier said. DG


Jadeveon Clowney spoke to the media Tuesday after drawing attention for his decision not to play in Saturday’s game.




Sophomore Darian Dozier has been more of a factor for the Gamecocks in her second season.

With a little plumber’s glue and a lot of creative intuition, Leanet Miller makes recycled art masterpieces.

Editorial Board: Jadeveon Clowney can sit or play; we just want better communication.



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Furloughed employees return to Fort Jackson A bout 9 0 percent of f u rloughed c iv i l ia n employees at Fort Jackson returned to work this week, The State reported. Half of the 3,500 civilian workers at Columbia’s U.S. A rmy training facilit y were f urloughed last week as a result of the federal government shutdown. More than half of the furloughed non-contract civilians employed at Joint Base Charleston also returned to work this week, along with nearly 2,000 civilian employees of the S.C. National Guard and Marine Corps, according to The State. Today mark s t he nint h day of t he part ial government shutdow n caused by Congress’s failure to pass a budget or spending plan because of wrangling over the Affordable Care Act. The shutdown has left a number of federal programs unfunded, furloughing hundreds of thousands of federal employees. — Sarah Ellis, Assistant News Editor

State Museum seeks name for replica shark

Man pleads guilty to stealing state records

For its 25th birthday, the South Carolina State Museum is only asking for one gift: a name for its 43-foot replica shark. With the help of students at South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, the museum has come up with five name suggestions for the public to vote on, The State reported: Carolina, Finn, Meg, Shellie and Stormy. The 3-ton Carcharodon megalodon replica has been wowing guests at the museum since 1988. The aluminum and fiberglass structure was c reated by Colu mbia a r t ist St av ros Chrysostomides. The public can vote on the shark’s name online at html. As of Tuesday night, Finn led the contest, with 45 percent of the votes so far, followed by Carolina with 17 percent. The winning name will be announced at the museum’s birthday party Oct. 26. — Sarah Ellis, Assistant News Editor

A former state Depart ment of Healt h and Human Services employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to steal i ng conf ident ial records, The St ate reported. Christopher R. Lykes Jr., 38, could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine after ad m it t i ng to fou r felony cou nt s of w i l lf u l examination of private records by a public official and one felony count of criminal conspiracy, according to The State. Lykes was indicted in February after being charged with gathering names, phone numbers, addresses, birth dates and Medicare ID numbers for more than 220,000 South Carolinians and sending them to his unsecured personal email account. Lykes was fired, and his personal and work c o mp ut e r s we r e s e i z e d t he d a y a f t e r t he department discovered the breach on April 10, 2012. — Sarah Ellis, Assistant News Editor

Fewer fans arrested, ejected USC taking appeals for no-show ticket holders Amanda Coyne


Ejections, arrests and student noshows all declined for the second consecutive home game Saturday night. I n tot a l, 90 people — bot h students and others — were ejected, and nine were arrested at Saturday’s game against Kent uck y. That is dow n from 125 eject ions and 15 arrests at the Vanderbilt game. The majority of charges Saturday were for being in the student section wit hout a wristband, attempt ing to bring alcohol into the stadium and disorderly conduct, according to Cpl. Vinny Bocchino of USC’s Division of Law Enforcement and Safety. No-shows dropped by more than

100. There were 674 students who failed to scan their tickets for the Kentucky game, compared to 786 against Vanderbilt, according to Director of Student Services Anna Edwards. St udents who did not show up and will have their tickets revoked for the season now have a chance to appeal, Edwards said. Those students received emails Tuesday with a link to an appeal for m t h at i s due Fr id ay. O nc e st udents submit t hat form, t hey will have the opportunity to meet with an Office of Student Life staff member to discuss why they did not show up to the game. Students who were ejected have t he oppor t u n it y to have one of these meetings as well, but there is no appeal process, Edwards said. These meet ings will ser ve as an “opportunity to discuss and clarify,” she said.

A large number of students stayed at the stadium late in the game, in stark contrast to the student section at the Vanderbilt game, where many st udents were gone by t he t hird quarter. Many students cited vouchers for an extra loyalty point and $1 bottled d r i n k s i n t he fou r t h qua r ter — incentives implemented by Student G over n ment a nd t he A t h let ic s Depa r t ment — as reasons t hey stayed late. Others said they stayed later because their parents were also at the game for Parents’ Weekend. Students who stayed until the end of the game received vouchers for an extra loyalty point after the alma mater was played Saturday night. T hey redeemed t hose voucher s Monday and Tuesday in the Golden Spur Game Room.

FRATERNITY • Continued from 1 trained alumni, volunteers and undergraduate members. Many of the volunteers were graduate students in the Higher Education Student Affairs program and local mentors who were not affiliated with the fraternity. Members also attended regional and national leadership events over the summer and met with successful chapter members from across the nation. Lay says the fraternity is looking to recruit “values-based men who know the value of hard work” and that many of the new members were involved with sports in high school and graduated at the top of their class. “We are no ordinary fraternity, so we look for ex t raord i na r y men,” Lay said.




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PACK-A-THON • Continued from 1 pack the lunches and travel to see them delivered to the children with the Feed the Hunger organization, if they so choose. “No matter what kind of club or organization you’re in, everybody can rally around this,” Kitchens said. “We’re encouraging organizations to [raise funds] as a team and then send indiv iduals to t he pack ing event.” SG has also been working on an online fundraising platform, similar to those of Dance Marathon and Relay for Life, Kitchens said, adding that Feed the Hunger is waiting to see if t he USC f undraising is somet h i ng t hat t hey ’l l wa nt to broadcast to other participants. Wit hout a budget for Pack-AThon, SG has been searching for corporate sponsorships to help cover the cost of participating with the help of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. “We basically went into this with no budget of ou r ow n, so we’re relying on the fundraising efforts of the people participating,” Kitchens

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Clowney saga shows need to communicate ISSUE Clowney’s lack of communication is a concern. OUR STANCE Communication is key, whether he sits or plays. Is the sky falling for our Gamecocks as we watch Jadeveon Clowney’s legacy tarnish after sitt ing out Sat urday without warning coach Steve Spurrier? Probably not, but that’s what the likes of ESPN want you to think. A m iscom mu n icat ion l i ke t hat between a high-profi le player and his notoriously outspoken coach is the kind of story that sports journalists live for, but we can be thankful that most of the reporting was a bit sensational. Unfortunately, one facet of the story is dead on: the concerning lack of communication. First, there’s the obvious. Clowney should have made his decision to not play — and more importantly alerted his coaches — well before game time. A move like that would have been

far more serious had he been in the NFL, considering the leagues ties with sports betting and their strict injuryreporting guidelines, as Gene Sapakoff of The Post and Courier pointed out this week. Second, is the speculation that he may not be invested in this season and has his eyes on the real prize: the NFL. Yes, he’s repeatedly said that he’s fully committed and is too competitive to sit out on a season, but his play on the field has convinced some otherwise. Only Clowney knows for sure. It ’s a l l too eas y to forget t hat Clowney is just a college student, but one that, unlike the rest of us, is publicly scrutinized for nearly every decision he makes. The pressure and criticism he faces is not unlike an NFL player’s, but he wrestles with them without the aid of an agent, because the NCA A doesn’t allow them for college athletes. For top-tier players, that just isn’t fair. He’s also got both the adoration and scorn of South Carolina fans to weigh against his looming NFL career. The

truth — and this may be tough for Gamecock fans — is that Clowney has nothing to gain and everything to lose by continuing to play. Stellar play wouldn’t do much for his NFL stock. A bad injury would do everything. Clowney doubtless wants to get through this season and play in the NFL, a final destination that’s been charted for him since his high school recruitment, but we think its safe to assume he also doesn’t want to disappoint his fans. It’s a stark conflict that even he may not be able to tackle. Let’s not forget t hat u n less he decides to sit out, he’s st ill got a

“He’s also got both the adoration and scorn of South Carolina fans to weigh against his looming NFL career. It’s a stark conflict even he may not be able to tackle. ”

season of football to play on top of all this drama. It’s no wonder he’s made some mistakes along the way. All things considered, can we really be mad at Clowney if he wants to sit out? As Spurrier put it, he’s done far more for our school than many of us. He’s brought an unprecedented level of hype and excitement to Gamecock football, and for that, we should thank him. W het her he play s t h rough h is injuries or decides to play a smaller role for the rest of the season and get healthy, what we want most — even more than his bone-crushing sacks — is for him to be successful. And if that success means we won’t see as much of him, fans should stand by him. But, as much as we enjoy watching him play on Saturdays, we all hope it will continue on Sundays. But in return, Clowney should be up front about his plans and what fans — and coaches — can expect of him. Because if there’s anything this episode has shown, it’s that communication is key.

US should give Kenya support Course registration frustrating, flawed Recent attack part of ongoing oppression of individual rights On Sept. 21, gunmen stormed the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and slaughtered the shoppers inside. The gunmen were members of al-Shabab, an Islamic group based in Somalia ded ic ated to e st abl i sh i ng a fundamentalist regime in Somalia that will strictly enforce Sharia law. While al-Shabaab claimed that the slaughter was retribution for Kenya’s m i l it a r y ac t ion i n S o m a l i a , t he rampage seems to be part of a larger w a v e o f at t a c k s against the growth of Western ideals Matthew in the Middle East Coleman and Africa. Third-year T he We st g at e international Mall, wh ile now business student in ruins, was one of t he most prominent symbols of Western liberalism in Kenya. Islamists, which are groups dedicated to an extremist form of political Islam and include both al-Qaida and al-Shabab, are wholly opposed to Western culture. They believe Western ideas, like personal rights and individualism, corrupt their societies. Fu r t her at t ack s aga i nst We s t er n i n f lue nc e s c a n b e seen in bomb attacks against Christian churches in Pakistan that killed 140 people in early October and at tack s against Christ ian churches in Sy ria. While Western-style liberalism embraces religious diversit y, these extremists believe diversity

threatens their power structure. Some people might cringe at the idea of openly praising We ster n idea s. A d m it ted ly, it sounds a bit colonialist. But if I asked you if you supported women’s r ight s , g ay r ight s , religious tolerance, personal economic freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of thought, y o u p r o b a b l y w o u l d n’t b e opposed. Label these values whatever you wa nt. W h i le t hey seem universal today, they originated from Western philosophy and culture. It’s also important to note that this isn’t a global struggle between Islam and the West. After the Pa k ist a n i chu rch bombi ngs, many Muslims denounced the violence, and some even gathered to form a human wall around a church while the Christians i nside at tended ma ss. T hey should be applauded for risking their lives to protect all of their people’s rights. We are engaged in a global struggle against the oppression of the individual. When these a t t a c k s o c c u r, w e s h o u l d le nd ou r s upp or t . We a l s o shouldn’t hesitate to define our enemies, whether they are the representat ives of Islam ism, communism or corruption. We have a dut y to promote human rights for all people. Hiding from the world within our borders is tempting, but now is not the time for retreat. The forces of oppression are once again rising up in the Middle East and North Africa. Now is the time to go on the offensive and make sure they’re stopped in their tracks.

Tips help students adapt, find success in hunt for classes W it h s p r i n g r e g i s t r at io n q u ic k l y approaching, there are a plethora of issues for students to consider before registering for courses. In my experience, registering for classes and advisement is a tedious process. Many of my friends on campus talk about being blocked out of classes that fill before they can register, having large gaps in their schedules and having professors or teaching assistants they weren’t prepared for. While there is no perfect method for avoiding these issues, here are some ideas that have helped my friends and me over the years. Of particular importance, especially to f reshmen, is Steven signing up for early advisement Asbill t i me s . D e p a r t me nt s w i l l Fourth-year not allow you to register for pharmacy classes without meeting with student your adviser first. To have the best chance of forming the best schedule possible, be sure to sign up for advisement as soon as the list is put on your adviser’s door. Additionally, having your course preferences decided before your appointment can save a great deal of time. Furthermore, advisers have many students to handle and are capable of making mistakes in telling you which courses to take. They also have limited time with each student, which can make you feel rushed in deciding which classes to take and when. This can cost you unnecessary time and money. Some advisers will allow you to fill two time slots, and this can be advantageous to some students. Another problem many students face each semester is having large gaps in between classes. Early registration may alleviate some of this issue, but even then, there’s no guarantee. If you must have a large gap, consider having it in the early morning to early afternoon. Having an 8 a.m. class will almost

guarantee you a parking spot unless USC moves commuters at random for a special event. Otherwise, that part of your semester would be taken care of. If that means having a four-hour break until your next class, consider it study or gym time. There is no point in going back home, because there will surely be no parking available upon your return. Finally, it is important to research the professors or graduate students teaching your desired courses prior to registration. It is imperative to your success academically and your well-being to have a concept of what to expect from day one. Different professors have different teaching styles, and students have different ways of learning. Unfortunately, USC does not disclose the student evaluations of professors. Thus, tools such as may be helpful. Without a doubt, everything online must be taken with a grain of salt, but this site does give students a starting point that may be worth considering. When you do go to register, be wary of a “TBA,” or to be announced, listing in place of a professor’s name. A TBA listing may not be changed over to a name until classes begin. As the university’s paying customers, we should be able to see who and what we sign up for before diving in. That being said, sometimes it is beneficial to have graduate students. Being students themselves, they often k now what works well for ot her students. USC has many great professors and graduate students. Courses taught by these individuals are often the first to fill. Of course, success doesn’t always depend on the professor; you need to hold up your end of the educational bargain as well, and that’s for your own good. The amount of effort we put into our education is directly correlated to what we receive in the end. If you research your course curriculum, find professors that match your learning style and apply yourself, you’re bound to find academic success and set yourself up for similar success.



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Local artist turns trash into treasure Leanet Miller crafts unique ‘Reassembled Strays’ from recycled materials, bits of scrap metal Katy Sullivan


A n old w at e r f au c e t , r a ndo m pieces of metal and loose screws. Seen individually, these items appear destined for nowhere but the trash. However, with a creative mind like Leanet Miller’s, these items can be brought together into a work of art. M i l ler is a rec ycle a r t ist i n Columbia who uses her talent to make unique creations, which she calls “reassembled strays.” T he objec t s she u ses a re ha rd to f i nd, but she somet i me s get s them from Mid Carolina Steel and Goodwill. She also uses items she fi nds around her home. M il ler says t hat af ter af ter col lec t i ng scraps, her process

consists of t hink ing about which pieces will go together, assembling them and experimenting until each work is fi nally put together, piece by piece. The secret to bringing every piece together is GOOP, a type of plumber’s glue. M iller decided to start mak ing “reassembled strays” when her parents were rebuilding their house in Texas four or fi ve years ago. She gathered a box of water faucets, roofi ng pieces and other scraps from the old house to make something as a reminder of her parents’ former home. While that piece led to the series, Miller said that her inspiration comes more from being resourceful. “ I ’m m o r e i n s p i r e d t o m a k e somet h i ng out of what I already have,” Miller said, “to see something laying on the ground that is going to be thrown away or put in a landfill and take the challenge to say, ‘What can I make out of this?’” STRAYS • 6

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Leanet Miller, whose work will appear at the annual South Carolina State Fair, adds a dash of creativity to what many would see as junk to create a work of art.

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Miller created a cow (top left) and cars (bottom) as part of her “Mini Strays” project. Each car is fixed with a different hat, to create (from left to right) a man, a queen, a lady and a graduate.

Schultz ‘Cages’ voice on latest album Cage the Elephant frontman turns down screaming, turns up blues on ‘Melophobia’ Belvin Olasov


“Melophobia” NOW IN STORES

Artist: Cage the Elephant Label: RCA Indie darling Cage the Elephant has been making waves for a few years now, buoyed by its very fun, very energetic sophomore album, “Thank You, Happy Birthday,” which raises the question: How has success changed the band? As it turns out, success seems to have mellowed them out. The band’s balance of frenetic rock and dreamy tunes used to lean toward chaos, but on “Melophobia,” the band trades frenzy for reverie. Lead singer Matthew Shultz has put aside the screams, and his vocal chords surely thank him. Once you get used to the new sound, which is reminiscent of the band’s self-titled debut album in its blues and classic rock influences, it’s a very enjoyable listen. “Melophobia,” which means “fear of music,” opens with “Spiderhead,” a classic Cage the Elephant rollicking tune full of paranoia and passion. Then the album gets dreamy and wistful. Songs “Come a Little Closer” and “Telescope”

are entrancing. “Hypocrite,” a smooth, bluesy relationship ballad, is a little well-worn, but a welcome addition to Cage’s song stable. Of course, a calmer Cage the Elephant balances out to about a normal level of energy, so rock fans will still get their fill; the funky, lavish tunes of “Take It or Leave It” and “Black Widow” are perfect head bobbers. For those hoping to see more of their punk tunes, only the harsh “Teeth” really qualifies. “Melophobia” discards most of Cage the Elephant’s punk trappings and comes out the other end a very good indie rock album. It’s disappointing to see part of the band’s identity be put to the wayside, but with an album this solid, it’s hard to complain. “Melophobia” may mean “fear of music,” but the album offers nothing to fear for any rock fan. DG

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Fans will still find plenty to bob heads to on the band’s latest effort.


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STRAYS • 5 Miller has not only used her talent as a form of selfex pression; she has also used it to extend her passion for recycle art to others and to benefit the community. M iller helped create a mascot for Saluda Shoals P a r k ’s c l i m a t e c h a n g e program: a large sculpture of a frog made out of a fan, a mailbox and other objects. T he f rog ha s a lso been displayed at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. A not her cont r ibut ion M i l ler h a s m ade to t he com mu n it y wa s for t he Runaway Torch and Crown

fashion event. She made a torch by melt i ng a nd twisting red, orange, yellow and clear plastic silverware to look like glass. M i l l e r ’s w o r k i s o n display at t he Sout h Carolina State Fair. Two of her f rog s w i l l be on display from Oct. 9 to Oct. 20. Chocolate Nirvana, on Richland Street, also sells her “reassembled strays.” For Miller, it all starts by making something out of nothing, which is why all of her creations are one of a kind. DG

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Somebody at home lays down the law. Confide in a wise relative. Break t h r ou g h! A ple a s a nt development surprises. Make sure your structure is sol id at work . Let a par t ner ma ke t he c on ne c t ion . T he y ’re saying nice things about you.

Wo r k o u t f i n a n c i a l details. You have more than expected. Be practical. Wait for further consideration. Let your conscience guide you. Do what seems right, even if nobody else k nows. Surprise your partner.

Set long-range goals. You r home ca n be a showplace. Search out the best deals. Learn from an older, wealthier person. Find t ime to med it ate. New ideas come in odd moments w it h help f rom you r friends.


A n old love may resurface in an amazing development. Set down strong roots. Meet with the important people on a project. Frustration leads to new ideas. Think about what worked and what didn’t. Consider the big picture.


Set your course in a new direction. Finish what you started first. Choose the wording carefully. Accept a bonus or fringe benef it. Enforce your ow n r u le s, w it h new a s s ig n me nt s c o m i n g in. Do a good job. Get something you’ve long wanted.


Take pride in your basic principles, and add a few new ones to live by. Ask probing questions, and get the message out about what you discover. Find things you’ve forgotten. Adjust the budget. Hold on to what you’ve got.



Provide support to help another advance. There are perks involved; gather them gratefully. Rules are reinforced. You see the big picture. Relax and feel secure. Share your love. Heed a friend’s concerns without getting stopped by them.


Your team gains strength. Show them your apprec iat ion. E nerg y bu ilds at work. Don’t arg ue w it h t he r u les. Streamline your routine. Find excuses to laugh out loud. Enjoy intimate conversation. Hum your mantra as you maintain focus. You’re brilliant.


New oppor t u n it ies open to ex press you r creative talents. You’re gaining points as well as ex per ience. You’re really cute, too. Advance w it h suppor t f rom distant contacts on an imaginat ive conquest. Keep your word. Schedule a buffer zone.


Ponder the situation. Revise plans, and tr y a new tactic. Follow a strong recommendation. Listen carefully. Whose support do you want? Heed wise words from a loving woman. Check electrical wiring. Consider the impact of each action.


Wrap up old business. T he m o r e y o u s e l l , the more you earn. Be among t he best. The money is not what you expected, for better or worse. Your discipline i s a d m i r ab le . Tr u s t t he st r uct u re you’ve built. There’s a positive outcome.



“LES MISERABLES” 8 p.m., Adults $25 / College students $20 Town Theatre, 1021 Sumter St.

COREY SMITH 7 p.m., free with fair admission South Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1200 Rosewood Dr.

“ENOUGH SAID” 8 p.m., $10 Nickelodeon Theatre, 1607 Main St.

2ND ACT FILM FESTIVAL 7 p.m., $10 Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St.


Old ideas gel. A lucky brea k spa rk s a new opportunity. Come up with a brilliant solution to a persistent problem. Take a different route. An old trick works again. Stick to your standards regarding romance.


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71 Shaped like Hummers 72 Editor’s “leave it” 73 Long-extinct birds DOWN 1 “Shrek” princess 2 Chronological records 3 Song from 61/64-/66-Across 4 Bi- plus one 5 “Roots” writer Alex 6 Polite refusal 7 Thurman of “Gattaca” 8 Comedian known for political humor 9 “Balderdash!” 10 SeaWorld orca 11 Drillmaster’s bark 12 Census statistic 13 Proof-ending letters 22 Small, as farms go 24 Win over 26 Watchful ones 27 “Is it soup __?” 29 Co-star of 61/64-/66-Across 30 Begin to move

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45 Opposite of post49 Get situated 51 Day, in Roma 53 Off one’s trolley 55 “What a pity” 56 British poet Alfred 58 RAF decorations 61 Spider’s lair 62 Prefix with morph 63 HBO’s “__ Feet Under” 65 Vegas roller 67 Chinese menu general

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Dozier draws from experience in 2nd season Sophomore says veteran leaders have been key to success J.P. West


As a freshman last season, Darian Dozier was seemingly lost in a sea of other great volleyball players like Bethanie Thomas, Cara Howley and Juliette Thévenin. This season, she’s making her presence known and has been one of the top contributors for the Gamecocks, recording 76 blocks and 128 kills midway through the season. Those stats put her at No. 1 on the team for blocks and No. 2 for kills and almost eclipse the numbers she put up all of last season. Sometimes, just a little experience can make all the difference. “I think last season, I was really new to middle, and I wasn’t really used to like playing the position,” Dozier said. “I’ve just come to learn the position a lot more and get more attempts.” While Dozier has gained confidence this season, she’s still an underclassman and said that having seniors such as Thévenin on the floor can help cool everyone’s nerves. “[Thévenin] helps a lot because, well, obviously she’s our go-to player,” Dozier said. “So if we’re ever stuck in a rotation, we’re always looking to her to get us out of it” Dozier also said the underclassmen need to take it upon themselves to get out of slumps and come together as a team so that next year, when Thévenin is gone, the sophomores and juniors will be able to step up without having someone to lean on. Overall, the Gamecocks are 10-6 on the season, having won five out of their last seven. Fortunately for coach Scott Swanson, he didn’t have to wait long for their wake-up call after coming out of the Clemson tournament 0-3 and losing winnable games to Clemson, Furman and Winthrop. “I think we learned from that,” Swanson said. “And as hard as it is not having a better record going into SEC play, maybe that’s going to mentally help us


Darian Dozier (second fronm right) said her second season has been more productive because she is used to her position. understand that we can’t take a day off, we can’t take a match off.” Dozier tends to agree with her coach. “I think after the Clemson tournament where we lost those three games, that became a real eyeopener for us,” Dozier said. “And we knew that if we continued to play like that, we weren’t going to be very successful, especially in the SEC.” Things are looking up for the Gamecocks, however, who face their next three opponents at home before a five-day break.


Consistency will be key, though, as South Carolina is now in the meat of its SEC schedule, and practices will have to start being treated like games if success is to be expected. Even with youth as an inhibiting factor, Dozier is still optimistic about the rest of the season. “I think we’ve had a really good mentality,” she said. “So if we keep it up and keep trying new things like we have recently, we’ll really surprise teams and be able to have more success.” DG

Swim, dive team prepares to open against C of C 14 seniors return, young members look to step up Collyn Taylor



Connor Shaw (14) and Mike Davis (28) have led the Gamecocks to No. 30 in total offense.

Defense still struggles Shaw, offense remain bright spot for football team Kyle Heck


Watching Saturday’s game between South Carolina and Kentucky was like déjà vu. For the past three weeks, the Gamecocks have built up a comfortable lead, only to let defensive and special team miscues let the other team back into the game. But t he w i n over t he W i ldc at s was different. By looking at the stats, it appeared that South Carolina would likely be able to keep Kentucky at bay. The Wildcats were one of the worst offensive teams in the SEC. However, the Gamecocks let Kentucky make it a game again and score 28 points, in Columbia, with one of the worst offenses in the conference. Here it is: If South Carolina continues to play defense like it did this past weekend, the Gamecocks will lose at Arkansas. They’ve gotten away with the miscues against the bottom-feeders of the SEC and Central Florida, but that can’t continue. The Arkansas tailback duo of Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams has racked up a combined 1,188 yards and seven touchdowns in six games. In addition, the Gamecocks have struggled at Arkansas in recent years, losing the last two games in Fayetteville and five of the last seven against the Razorbacks overall. Five games into the season is plenty of

time to see some defensive improvement. Now, if you take the first half of all of the games, South Carolina has a pretty good defense. But the game doesn’t end at halftime. For whatever reason, the third and, particularly, the fourth quarters have been troublesome for the Gamecocks. But the upcoming three-game road trip will determine what kind of season this will be. The best-case scenario is that the defense regroups, plays the way it’s capable of and does enough to let the offense get the win. The worst-case scenario is that the defense continues to miss assignments and Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri light up the defense in the second half and the Gamecocks come back to South Carolina 2-4 in the SEC. But on to more positive things. We can’t overlook the offense. The Gamecocks are 30th in the NCAA in total offense, averaging over 476 yards per game. They are on pace to be the best offense that the school has ever seen. Un f or t u n at el y, t he y h a ve b e e n overlooked by the defensive troubles, but that doesn’t mean everyone should forget about them. Mike Davis has been a godsend for the offense, and Connor Shaw is playing better than he ever has. In addition, multiple wide receivers have stepped up so far this season. Here is something that I’ll let you ponder: What if South Carolina had this year’s offense with last year’s defense? DG

After a busy offseason, the swim and dive team is ready to hit the pool this weekend in its fi rst meet of t he year agai nst College of Charleston. The team has been preparing all summer to get ready to battle the Cougars this weekend, coach McGee Moody said. “ T he y h ave meet s over t he su m mer, so t here rea l ly is no offseason. They come in in really good shape and ready to race. We just have to fine tune things and get them back in the swing of the school schedule,” Moody said. “For us, it’s just starting the beginning of the season and getting them ready for the weekend.” For Moody, since the team is already in shape, he can focus on other areas during practice. “ We c a n w o r k m o r e o n p er fec t i ng tec h n ique w it hout really having to worry about doing a certain amount of yardage or having to do a certain route of intensity,” Moody said. “We can concentrate on little things like starts and turns and taking a more technical approach.” T he s w i m tea m is look i ng forward to competing this weekend and getting back into the routine of meets and practices. Senior Matt Navata said he looks for his routine to help him get focused for any meet. “You’ve done this many times. You’ve done quadruple the amount of yardage in practice,” Navata said. “I think, ‘Just race and push you r sel f a s muc h a s you c a n. Hopefully, at the end, you can get the win.’” The team is returning 14 seniors, including Amanda Rutqvist, a 2012 A ll-A mer ica n a nd a n A ll-SEC Second Team member. The rest of the team and its coach are looking for the upperclassmen to step up and take a leadership role. “[ T he f re s h m a n] a re r e a l l y trying to follow our lead. We’ve eit her had t wo or t h ree yea rs under our belt, so we know what to expect. We know what it’s like

to get discouraged when things don’t go our way,” Navata said. “I definitely think they are looking up to us.” Rutqvist also sees herself as a leader of the women’s team, and she sa id she t r ie s to help out however she can. The senior tries to answer any question that she can for the team and she encourages tea m mates to st ay upbeat a nd focused. “ Fo c u s o n t he p o s it i ve . B e loud and be focused when you’re swimming,” she said. That kind of leadership has not gone unnoticed by the coaching staff. “W here her leadership comes in is the race; it’s not so much that Rutqvist loves to win but she hates to lose,” Moody said. “People see that, and it comes out in her, and it fuels the people around her to have the same attitude. They see her and her need to win every race that she competes in, and it’s infectious.” For the team, this weekend will serve as a way to gauge where it stands in its preparation. The fi rst meet will also help the team see where it needs to focus. “I want to be explosive in my events. The good thing about the meets is that you get to practice your main events. You use it to advantage,” Navata said. “I am going to get a good feel for where I am in the season and build from there.” The team is solid across t he board, Moody said. He said he believes that along with Navata and Rutqvist, sophomore Ellen Johnson and senior Abby Galbreath will come up big this weekend in their events. A s a whole, Moody feels h is swimmers are ready to compete in their fi rst meets and ready to start a season where they will hope to achieve their goal of becoming a top-tier SEC program. “We’re going to win. That’s why we’re going. Every time we step on the deck, my expectation is to win. If I ever walk out and we should concede, I should retire at that point,” Moody said. “Given where we are as a program, physically and the depth we have on our team, this weekend is one we can look at and come out with a win.” DG

TDG 10/09/2013  

The Daily Gamecock print edition for 10/09/2013

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