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‘Mediator’ for students CJC helps students get job experience

Jasmine Ranjit @THEGAMECOCK

Have you ever faced disciplinary action? Have you ever contested said disciplinary action? Then you might have met the students of the Carolina Judicial Council. This impartial committee is designed to be a mediator between the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity and the student body. A ny st udent who faces a n accusation of violating the code of conduct goes to a hearing with the Office of Student Conduct, a faculty member or a graduate student in wh ich t he decider ca n ag ree or disagree with the finding. If they find the student responsible, the

student can be sanctioned. From there, the student can disagree with the sanction, and that is when the CJC comes into play. T he com m it tee cont a i ns a m i x of st udent s f rom d if ferent backgrounds. Di l lon Li nder, a fou r t h-yea r criminal justice student and the vice president of recruitment for CJC, said that there is no “cookie-cutter” CJC member. While many members are pre-law, the organization does not require members to be a certain major. Linder says that pre-law students may have ver y black a nd wh ite opinions on what is right and wrong, so allowing students of all majors to join CJC is crucial to maintaining

objectivity. R ac hel K l i n k , t he pr e s ide nt of CJC and fourt h-year English student, agrees with Linder. “ O u r me m b e r s a r e i n v ol v e d i n a w ide va r iet y of st udent orga n izat ions, ex t ra- c u r r ic u la r a c t i v it ie s a nd f ie ld s of s t u d y. We really appreciate the diverse perspect ives t hat new members bring to the table,” she said. T he g roup t abled on Greene Street and reached out to University 101 classes in order to get reach students. Linder says that the main goal of their most recent recruitment was to “bring as many good members as JUDICIALPAGE2


New signs promoting safe practices in traffic can be seen around campus.

New sign campaign pushes for safety Hannah Dear @THEGAMECOCK

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New members of the Carolina Judicial Council go on a retreat to build comraderie and get extra job training.

Counseling services move to Thomson Building Mary Ramsey @MCOLLEEN1996



The Thomson Building was renovated alongside the new health center.


USC ’s cou n sel i ng ser v ic e s are moving their offices into the recent ly renovated T hom son Building. The move will take place Oct. 19, according to the university. St udent Hea lt h Ser v ices advises students with counseling appoint ments to double check the location of their appointment using MyHealthSpace during the transition. The Thomson Building, formerly t he home of St udent Hea lt h Services, underwent renovations in conjunction with the construction of t he Center for Healt h and Well-Being. Student Health Services’ mental health branch staffs 29 counselors, as well as two full-time psychiatrists, a case manager, a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner.

Several of f ices on ca mpus h ave l au nc hed a c a mp a ig n to draw students’ attention to their t e c h nolog y u s a g e a nd how it distracts from the chaos around t hem. T he c a mpa ig n i nvolve s new signs at intersections around campus encouraging pedestrians and cyclists to stay alert. “The idea came from President Past ides’ concer n t hat t he increased use of handheld devices and earbuds were making students less aware of their surroundings while tr ying to navigate any of t he ca mpuses,” Koby Padget t , t he universit y communicat ions manager, said. The campaign was developed by a team involving the off ices of Communications and Public A f f a i r s , S t u d e nt A f f a i r s a n d Academic Support and Facilities and Transportation. Wa l k i ng a rou nd c a mpu s , it is easy to find students focused on their music, talk ing to their pa rent s back home or tex t i ng t heir roommates. According to Padgett, making sure students are focused on where they are going will help especially in a busy urban community like Columbia. W h i le tech nolog y u se when crossing t he st reet is seen as a problem on campus, some students like first-year pharmacy student K at ie H a rlac her were c a ref u l before they saw the signs. “I don’t want to get h it by a car, for one …. I use my phone a lot, but not when I’m with other people,” she said. “A lot of times I’m usually with other people when I cross the street.” This campus wide initiative is working with students to ensure that everyone can cross the streets safely. “The goal is to lessen the number of accidents involving pedestrians and cyclists across the university system campuses,” Padgett said.




CMA hosts exhibit of work by late French artist Henri Matisse

Gamecocks tally seasonhigh rushing yards against Tennessee.

Ice ‘Cocks earn first conference victory againt Vols.

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Clemson out of Top 5 after loss The defending national champions fell five spots in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 football poll after a loss to Syracuse on Friday. Clemson is now ranked seventh in the nation. The Tigers were one of four Top 10 teams to suffer a loss this weekend. They also fell six places to No. 8 in the USC Today Amway Coaches Poll. — Compiled by Mary Ramsey, news editor

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JUDICIALPAGE1 possible.” Th is year, CJC recr u ited a rou nd 10 0 st udent s i n it s biggest class to date. Linder is hopeful that with a greater freshman class, the CJC will be able to prevent high turnover rates. Kennedy Ezek iel, a thirdyear philosophy student and vice president of administration for CJC, praised the growth. “Dillon, with the help of our amazing CJC members did an incredible job spreading the word about Judicial Council,” E z e k i e l s a i d . “ We a r e s o blessed and excited about the new class.” A s part of init iat ion, new members will go on a retreat over a weekend, wh ich is preceded by a movie on Friday night on sex ual assault t hat Li nder say s w i l l show new members the importance of the organization. Throughout the rest of this semester, new members also attend information sessions in which older members describe

the cases that they have taken, ways of staying impartial and how to sit in on a hearing. At t he beg i n n i ng of t h is spring semester, the group will have another attentive training which involves seminars on quest ion ph rasi ng a nd fac t fi nding. Since the CJC is an honors organization, the group also participates in service activities. “ I h ave lea r ned so muc h about decision making, hearing decorum, statement analysis, asking sensitive and appropriate q u e s t io n s , a n d r e m a i n i n g unbiased and objective in order to offer students a fair hearing in which they feel genuinely heard,” Klink said. Linder says that in his time at t h e C JC h e h a s g r o w n professionally himself, and he has seen an evolution in other members whet her it is from their evolution of “what’s the difference bet ween business casual and business professional clothing” or “how to have a really deep conversation with somebody that you don’t know.”

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SC governor’s race begins to heat up Mary Ramsey @MCOLLEEN1996

Although the election isn’t u nt i l November 2018, the stage is largely set for South Carolina’s g o v e r n o r r a c e . Fo u r Republicans are v ying to represent t heir party while Democrats a re wa it i ng to see i f Charleston businessman Phil Noble can challenge state Rep. James Smith. O n t he Republ ic a n side, i nc u mbent G ov. Hen r y Mc Master is one of four candidates seeking the party’s seal of approval. McMaster, who took office in Januar y after former Gov. Nikki Haley w a s a p p o i nt e d U. N . ambassador, is seeking his fi rst full term in the state’s highest executive of f ice. The Columbia at tor ne y wa s H a le y ’s lieutenant governor, and before that he served as South Carolina’s attorney general. He also chaired t he Sout h Carolina Republican Party in the 1990s. He sought t he Republican nomination for governor in 2010 but lost to Haley. He is ex pected to get a major boost when President Donald Trump makes a campaign stop i n Greenv il le to endorse him. McMaster w a s o n e o f Tr u m p’s first supporters in the Republican establishment. But McMaster is not the only option for South Carolina Republicans. Former state agency head

Cat her i ne Templeton beat him in fundraising i n t he most recent quar ter, accord i ng to The Post and Courier. However, McMaster still holds an edge in overall fundraising. He also faces a challenge from his own l ie ut e n a nt g o v e r no r, Kevin Bryant, and former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats have largely been waiting to see what their choices will be. Both candidates wa ited u nt i l Oc tober to announce their candidacies. Rep. Sm it h was t he fi rst Democrat to throw his hat in the ring. He carries the endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden, a powerf ul national Democrat with deep ties to the Palmetto St at e . H i s c a mp a ig n q u i c k l y s h i f t e d i nt o high gear with various campaign appearances at count y part y events

already under his belt. South Carolina’s most recent Democrat ic governor, Jim Hodges, has also endorsed t he R ich la nd Cou nt y Democrat. Charleston technology mog u l Ph i l Noble i s Sm it h’s on l y of f ic i a l challenger. Setting aside a b i d f o r l i e u t e n a nt governor in the 1990s, Noble i s p o sit ion i ng himself as the outsider in the field. R e g a r d le s s of w ho w ins t heir part ies’ nominations, the historical record is in favor of Republ ica ns. D e mo c r at s h a v e n’t occupied the governor’s mansion in 14 years. No mat ter how t he election plays out, the 2018 r a c e i s a l r e a d y historic. This is the fi rst t i me i n st ate h istor y that the governor and lieutenant governor will be elected on one ticket rather than separately.



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Artists plan cross-school collaboration

Courtesy of Zachary Diaz

The Artist’s Guild’s project aims to have visual artists sketch the motion of dancers in a way that draws connection between the two different forms of artistic expression.

Mackenzie Patterson @TDG_ARTS

Some students may find it hard to tap into their creative side when the stresses of school are weighing them down. However, fourth-year studio art student Zachary Diaz aims to bring art and expression into every student’s daily life. Rooted in classic group drawing activities based around still models, Diaz, with the help of Elaine Miller, president of the Student Advisor y Board for Dance, is working to give USC students the chance to draw live dancers on campus. The idea for the project came from Diaz’s interest in dance and love of drawing and has sparked a collaboration between the dance and visual art schools. Hosted by the Artists’ Guild, the collaboration is an inspiring creative outlet for students interested in dance, drawing or both, even if they are not involved in these fields academically. “It’ll show everyone what we do,” Diaz said. “A lot of people think of artists, they think that we’re weird or think that we’re crazy ... but we’re just like everyone else.” Diaz hopes to bring students to the project who may come from outside

of the arts, which is why the project is being taken public. St udent s pa ssi ng by w i l l be encouraged to join in when the event begins. Participating students will circle around the dancers to draw as they move. “I want everyone to feel like they have the power to create something,” Diaz said. The first event was held last week, but in an indoor setting. Diaz wants to get everything running smoothly before opening the project up to everyone, but as the temperatures drop, we can expect to see dancers on Greene Street or near Russell House in an effort to make the project open and communicate with those passing by about what artists love to do. The physical distance of the School of Art and School of Dance from the main campus can create a feeling of separation between art students and the rest of campus life. This event is meant to tie the two together, to remind people that art is not only happening at USC but that it is also — for students like Diaz and Miller — an integral part of our university. “I know most people do not realize the hours of work that people like

dancers and visual artists put into their craft, and we want to share the talents of our departments with the school,” Miller said. The first installment, according to Diaz, was a success. They had a dancer perform for two hours. “I was taken aback when she started dancing ... after I took in how amazing the whole thing was, I started to draw from it,” Diaz said of the first event. Elaine Miller agreed with there is an element of intrigue in the collaboration between the two fields. “The process of creating a piece of art is so much more fun and interesting when two different mediums come together,” Miller said. On a personal level, Diaz f inds satisfaction in the act of drawing because of the calmness he feels while creating something, and he thinks others may be able to find a similar solace in the work. “When you’re using your mind for creative reasons, it’s like you’re tapping into a whole different sector of your brain; it’s like time shuts off,” he said. Diaz also plans to incorporate other creative disciplines into the event sometime down the road once the project gets off the ground.

“I really want to create an event that takes ... from all departments of art on this campus and to really get into people’s faces and say ‘There’s acting here, there’s music here, there’s dancing here, there’s drawing, there’s painting here,’” Diaz said. He feels that people lack an awareness of the role that creativit y plays in our daily lives, and projects such as this are a way to remind people how interconnected we are with art. “It’s something that gets forgotten all the time ... no matter where you go, there’s creativity and imagination in all that we do,” he said.

Courtesy of Zachary Diaz

Student band brings fresh approach to cover songs Mattie Hibbs @TDG_ARTS


CMA’s exhibit highlights pieces from French artist Henri Matisse, whose work is documented in detailed art books.

Columbia Museum of Art opens doors to 2D world David Wolf @DAVLDWOLF

Imagine being able to literally walk through a storybook, page by page, immersing yourself into all the colors, shapes and lines of that world. This fantasy has been made a reality at the Columbia Museum of Art with “Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper.” “Rather than f lipping through a book, you’re going to actually move through it,” museum curator Catherine Walworth said. Matisse, the late French artist best known for his use of color and fluidity, has remained a strong influence in today’s creative minds, especially for fashion and

It w a s t he e c le c t ic instruments that first caught my attention when watc h i ng t he st udent ba nd L ow Class Carn ival Act. Banjos, recycling bins, a powerful singer and unexpected cover songs a re a l l t h i n g s t h at characterize this music group comprised of five first-year students. It’s a band that will turn a recycling bin into a percussion instrument when lacking a mobile drum set, cover T-Pain song with a ukulele or sing a rock song as a ballad just for fun.

The composition of the group itself, in a way, reflects its music style. Brittany Tuten is a a first-year mathematics student who sings for Low Class Carnival Act. “We’re all friends who like making music, but we all have our own individual personalities and lives,” Tuten said. Yet, t he group does share a common thread aside from music — a l l at t e nde d S out h Carolina Governor’s S c ho ol for S c ienc e and Mathematics. The school had a mu sic prog ra m, wh ich is SEEBANDPAGE6

interior designers. The museum has 81 works by Matisse on display that make up four different books of texts with his own illustrations added in complement. These have come to be known as his art books. One of Matisse’s most renowned books is his 1947 “Jazz” portfolio. This collection of unfolded sheets divided into separate frames throughout the exhibition features Matisse’s illustrations. The illustrations are made with a hand-stenciling technique known as pochoir and are accompanied by his handwritten SEECMAPAGE6

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The band covers well-known songs in unique ways.


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FROMCMA5 thoughts of each piece. The pieces include brightly colored paper cutouts — a technique Matisse called “drawing with scissors.” According to t he museum, “some have noted [t hat] t he chromatic and rhythmic improvisations of text and image ... align Matisse’s book to jazz music.” The other three books include typed and handwritten poems by Henry de Montherlant, Stéphane Mallarmé and Charles d’Orleans. The poems are written in French, so having a background in the French l a n g u ag e m ay c re at e a n adde d ele me nt of


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where the members met. Having played together since junior year of high school, it’s qu ite t he stroke of luck that all five ended up at USC for college. Dennis Parea is a firstyear computer science st udent who loo sely def i nes h is role i n t he band as one who plays guitar, banjo and ukulele. Parea personally finds it fun to cover artists like T-Pain in a unique manner, but ultimately prefers a lter nat ive music, because it allows for u nconvent iona l i n s t r u m e n t i ncor p or at ion wh i le staying true to the genre itself. “We can still incorporate different instruments such as a ba njo or mandolin into a song and still have that feel of alternative music,” Parea said. Tuten also gravitates towa rds mu sic t hat

enjoyment. Some poems have English translations. All of the pieces work toward creating a balance, whether it be bet ween light and dark or text and shape. With the exception of “Jazz,” most of t he piece s feat u re pr i nt s of linoleum engravings made with simple lines. Near t he end of

t he ex hibit, t here are interactive art pieces in which viewers can move stencils around to create their own “Jazz” piece or attempt to draw “Jazz” on pieces of paper and hang them up. T he ex h ibit is on display until Jan. 15, and museum entry is $2.50 for students.


do e s n’t f a l l i nto mainstream categories, especially artists like the Front Bottoms and Keira Knightly. The band has k nown each other for several years, and any conflict that arises mostly stems f rom de c id i n g w h at songs to play. There are t imes when a certain song seems like a good one to cover in theory, but then it simply doesn’t work out. “If I had to describe our trial and error process, it’s like, we just take a song, and we throw it at the wall, and see if it sticks,” Parea said. As of right now, Low Class Carnival Act performs cover songs, b ut b ot h Pa r e a a nd Tuten see songwriting and establishing a more solid sound as things they aim to do in the future. For mo s t of h ig h school, the band was a side hobby i n wh ich some members found a creative outlet, but they

are now also trying to ex pa nd t he scope of t hei r p er for m a nc e s . They practice twice a week and try to perform somewhat regularly to stay in the rhythm of things. But at it s core, Low Class Carnival act is a collect ion of f r iends w ho s e i n s t r u me nt a l talents extend beyond t he bou ndaries of a t y pical st udent band, and t hey enjoy experimenting with that. “I happen to be blessed with great friends who have great talent, being able to play on different t hings, and be really flexible with each other about what we want to play and our decision making,” Parea said. Tuten echoed this same appreciation for having met her ba nd mates nearly four years ago and starting something they have all stuck with. “This is the only band I’ve ever been apart of, and I’m very grateful to have met them,” she said.

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ROCKY STOPPED Defense forces seven sacks in 15-9 win over Vols

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Following up a stellar performance at home against Arkansas in Week 6, the South Carolina defense proved it travels well on Saturday. The Tennessee Volunteers failed to score a touchdown in the matchup at Neyland Stadium, resulting in a 15-9 Gamecocks’ victory. As the offense struggled to find the end zone, the defense made sure it had numerous opportunities to do so, especially in the second half when its performance was flat out dominant. In the first quarter, the Tennessee offense seemed unstoppable on the ground, totaling 100 rushing yards alone. The USC defense put an end to that in the second quarter and for the rest of the game. Through the next three quarters,

the Vols rushed for only 20 yards while going 2-for-13 on third down attempts. Entering this game, the Gamecocks had 10 total sacks on the season, but nearly matched their season total by coming up with a season-high seven against the Volunteers. “Last week was a great performance and this week, we played well again,” redshirt senior linebacker Skai Moore said. “But we can’t get satisfied, we gotta keep going and keep progress up.” Paralleling t he second-half play against Arkansas, the Gamecocks took over in the third quarter, dominating from start to finish. The Gamecock defense held Tennessee to eight total yards in the third quarter, averaging .8 yards per play and recording two sacks. The Gamecocks defense took its intensity to the next level when the Volunteers entered the USC territory

and threatened to score. South Carolina held Tennessee to three field goals in the first half, despite running 15 plays in the red zone. “[The red zone is] one part of the field that we’re not going to let them score in,” senior defensive lineman Taylor Stallworth said. “We take that very seriously. When they enter the red zone, we’ve got a mindset of “hey, they ain’t about to score on us.” Sophomore defensive lineman D.J. Wonnum, who was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week with four solo tackles against Arkansas, built on his success from Week 6 with another big game in Week 7. “We just rely on each other and we trust each other [on defense],” Wonnum said. “It’s like a brotherhood, we got each other’s backs.” Head coach Will Muschamp credited

the defense for playing so well in the red zone, and attributed the success in the game to their ability to stop Tennessee from scoring touchdowns. “We did not tackle very well in the first half,” Muschamp said of his defense. “But we really settled down in the red zone and made stops … when you play with good red zone defense it’s gonna give you a chance to win ball games.” The biggest stand the defense had on the day was on the final possession of the game. Down by six points with the game on the line, Tennessee got the ball down to the Gamecocks’ two-yard line. The Carolina defense held the Vols and forced three incomplete passes to finish the game and secure the win for the team. “That’s what we live for,” Moore said. “We love that pressure, we love being on the field last, ending the game.”

‘Run by committee’ approach works vs. Vols Ethan Lomas @ETHANLOMAS15

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Coach Bruce Arenas announced his resignment from the USMNT on Friday.

It w a s n’t t he b e s t performance in the world, but Sout h Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley and company did what they needed to do to get a win in K noxville this weekend. B e nt le y d id n’t t h r ow for 30 0 yards a nd t he

Gamecocks didn’t score a bunch of points, but in the end, it didn’t matter. A “r u n n i ng back by com m it tee” approach, along with great defense was t he recipe for t he Gamecocks’ 15-9 win over Tennessee on Saturday. The f irst half was yet another slow start for the Gamecocks offense. This has become a recurring

trend for the Gamecocks that has been tough to shake. Thanks to a careerlong 47-yard field goal from Parker White, the South Carolina offense produced three points by halftime but had tallied just 104 total yards. The USC r u n game totaled only 49 rush yards SEERUSHPAGE8

Column: USMNT fans should be upset Daniel Waller @DMWALLER23

“The Un ited States has been eliminated from World Cup 2018. The most surreal and embarrassing night in U.S. soccer history.” That was a t weet from soccer jou r n a l ist G r a nt Wa h l, wh ic h summed up the emotions of United States fans and its soccer team on Tuesday night. The United States men’s national soccer team fi nished a poor World Cup qualifying campaign by losing i n t he 2018 F I FA World Cup Qualifier to Trinidad and Tobago.

After the game, USMNT fans around the countr y voiced their hu r t and hu m iliat ion on social media. This was the right way to respond, and these fans deserve and should push for better. The U.S. has more t ha n 326 million citizens, according to the official government census website, a nd Tr i n id ad a nd Tobago h a s approx imately 1.2 million. The gap of resources for each country’s national team is massive. There is absolutely no excuse for the U.S. to have lost this match. To make SEESOCCERPAGE8

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The Gamecock offense totaled a season-high 194 rushing yards against Tennessee.


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Ice ‘Cocks draw with Tennessee

Schedule of Events MONDAY, Oct. 23 Color Your Carolina

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Greene Street

TUESDAY, Oct. 24 Cultural Street Fair

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Greene Street

Spurs and Struts

7 - 9 p.m.

Greene Street

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25 OMSA Presents: Hip Hop Wednesday Homecoming Edition 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

5 - 8 p.m.

Davis Field

THURSDAY, Oct. 26 Cocky’s Canned Creations

11 a.m. - 2p.m.

Greene Street

Step Show

7 - 10 p.m.

Colonial Life Arena Co-sponsored with NPHC

FRIDAY, Oct. 27 Parade

3 p.m.

USC Campus

Cockstock 8 - 11 p.m. Featuring 21 Savage Colonial Life Arena Co-sponsored with Carolina Productions and SG

SATURDAY, Oct. 28 Homecoming Tailgate


Greene Street Co-sponsored with SAPE

USC vs. Vanderbilt


Williams-Brice Stadium

The Weeknd


Greene Street



The Ice ‘Cocks are 3-4-1 overall and 1-1-1 in conference play this season.


Colonial Life Area *The schedule of events is subject to change.

South Carolina batt led Tennessee to a draw on the ice this weekend, chalking up their first conference win Friday night but sk at i ng to a close shootout loss Sunday. The Gamecocks dom i nated Fr iday night with an offensive show ing so powerf ul that the team’s Twitter ac cou nt h i nted t h at it m ight have f ueled their football-playing counterparts’ Saturday win at Neyland Stadium. Forward Nick Pizzo scored twice in

the first period as South Carolina jumped out to a 5-2 lead going into the fi rst intermission. Though Pizzo didn’t complete the hat trick, his teammates scored fou r more t imes i n t he second en route t o a 10 - 4 v i c t o r y at K nox v i l le Civ ic Coliseum. The win was South Carolina’s first 10 -goal out ing since t hei r 11-2 defe at of UNC Wilmington on Jan. 20. S u n d a y ’s c o n t e s t was far closer as t he teams posted scores of 3-3 at t he end of t he first period, 5-5 after the second and 6-6 at

SOCCERPAGE7 matters worse, Trinidad and Tobago had nothing to play for. The team’s hopes for qualif ying for the World Cup were long gone at that point. The U.S. had everything on the line and lost. T here ha s to be a solut ion for this. The USMNT should not have even been in the situation it found itself in Tuesday night, but it was due to constant underachievement in its previous qualif ying games. The solution may be to tear down the whole system of the team, or it may be to make small adjustments. A new coach tired of the status quo with the U.S. soccer system needs to be found, and a new president needs to be elected next year. W h ile Major Leag ue Soccer certainly needs to improve, it is not the overarching issue. The bottom line is that this never should have happened. No disrespect to the other teams in CONCACA F, but the U.S. should never miss t he World Cup. It has more resources and, in recent years, more talent than most other countries in the Hex. This year, the U.S. had one of its more talented teams in a while, including 19 -year-old Christian Pulisic, who may be one of the best players in the world in approximately five years. He is already arguably the best player on a veteran team. The fact



in the fi rst half and lost Rico Dowdle to a f ract ured f ibula — t he same injury Deebo Samuel and K.C. Crosby suffered earlier in the season. The second half was the complete opposite for the Gamecock offense. After a punt on the first drive coming out of halftime, Bentley and his crew were able to rally together and produce three straight scoring drives, due in large part to the running game. For most of the season, some Gamecock fans deemed the running game as the Achilles’ heel for the USC offense. But something changed on Saturday. As the game wore on, the Tennessee defense began to tire and holes began to open more for the run game. A.J. Turner and Ty’Son Williams began to hammer away at the Tennessee defense. The Gamecocks tripled their first half performance on the ground and ran for 149 yards in the second half. The team finished with a seasonhigh 194 rush yards, with six players receiving carries. Turner broke a 20yard touchdown run, which was his first score of the season and boosted the momentum in the Gamecocks’ favor. “We practice inside runs, outside runs, and I feel like our line has done a great job and has been growing ever since Game 1,” Turner said. “Learning how to block zone, learning how to

the end of regulation. The Ice Vols ultimately p r e v a i l e d 7- 6 i n a shootout for their fifth win in six games and a 3-1- 0 st a r t i n t he SECHC. With Sunday’s loss, South Carolina drops to 3-4s-1 overall and 1-1-1 conference on the year. The Gamecocks resume play Oct. 27with a Friday-Sunday series at home against Coastal Carolina. Puck drops at Plex HiWire in Irmo are scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m. Oct. 29.

that the USMNT completely flopped in the campaign is sickening. There is simply no excuse. Fans around the country are hurt. The team is hurt. And that is the way it should be. The minds that drive U.S. soccer need to decide how to best move forward and be sure this never happens again. Whatever the future holds for the USM N T, t he pa i n a nd sha me of missing World Cup 2018 will persist for years to come, as it should. More should be demanded of this team and this organization. For now, all the U.S. will be thinking about is this failure. U. S. defender O m a r G on z a lez summed up the team’s emotions after the game in what he called “… the worst day of my career.” “It’s terrible,” Gonzalez told Sports Illustrated. “I just want to say sorry to all the fans that were pulling for us, that wanted to go to Russia, that believed in us. We let down an entire nation today.” After such a heartbreaking loss, the question becomes how to prevent a similar disaster from happening again. There have to be solutions out there to improve the team and its system, and those solutions need to be put in place soon. Until then, players and fans will be haunted by t he night mare t hat unfolded on Oct. 10.

block perimeter plays. Just give a lot of credit to them because without them, I wouldn’t have that.” Saturday proved the Gamecock offense doesn’t have to be stellar for USC to win. The Gamecocks were able to rely on the run to help achieve their second straight win against Tennessee. A f ter t he game, Bent ley said t he offensive line had the mentality that “enough is enough” at halftime. He said the offense was ready to push the Tennessee defense around, instead of getting pushed around. “Just m issed some t h rows in t he beginning,” Bentley said. “It’s the way it’s gonna happen sometimes. We rallied together and really got the running game going and really started moving the ball.”

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Instagram polls remove decision-making Isabelle Carroll Second-year public relations

student There are many different social media platforms but recently it seems they are all heading towards offering the same features. From Instagram featuring stories to Twitter adding more live sport, social media platforms keep changing to offer every feature that the others can. This constant f low of changes has brought us to

Instagram polls. Instagram polls are a new feature that allow users to attach polls to their stories and have followers give their feedback. I have seen polls on topics ranging from meal choices to whether or not someone is pretty. From their beginning, I personally thought these polls were a bad idea but social media users seemed excited about them. Outrage ensued, however, when users found out that their responses were not anonymous. This is why I feel that social media usage is starting to ruin accountability. The fact that users are upset that their ownership of answers was shown is

pathetic. People need to learn that they should only voice their opinion on something if they are prepared to take responsibility for it. Why do we feel that once we are on social media we can say whatever we feel and not face repercussions? While I am glad that users can see who answered what on their polls for accountability’s sake, I think the whole idea of Instagram polls is depressing. Why do we need our 900 followers designating choices for us? Since when can a teen go into a donut shop and not decide what kind they want to purchase? Have we really become that mindless? Questions of appearance are

even worse. What exactly is the point of asking followers what they think of your attractiveness? It is either a result of insecurity or attention seeking. Social media users need to rethink how they are using their accounts. They shouldn’t be used as a crutch to assist with decision mak ing or confidence levels. Instagram needs to stick with what it was created for, a platform to share pictures with friends. Not an app to dictate decisions. And we, as users, need to ret hink are approach to social media. Don’t let 900 people you don’t know very well make your decisions for you, take ownership of your own life.

Movie trailers ruin plots, Obamacare still not safe from discourage viewership

Republican meddling

Rodney Davis First-year history student Spoiler warning. A phrase that should be put at t he beg in n ing of most movie trailers, which is sad to say because the purpose of movie trailers is not to give away spoilers a nd plot p oi nt s but t o intrigue viewers in hopes t he y go see t he mov ie. However, trailers seem to neglect this duty in favor of giving away information in a cheap tactic to hook people into the movie. And then they create viewers, l ike myself, who ref use to watch mov ie t ra ilers anymore. Now, not a l l t r a i ler s give away too much informat ion, but a good proport ion do. The problem with this is that k e y p l o t p o i nt s , g r e at scenes a nd end i ng s a re given away with trailers. I am not the only one who feels this way. Nearly half of Americans believe that trailers give away the best scene s , a nd 32 p ercent believe that they give away a lot of plot.

Just last week, the new t r a i ler for “St a r Wa r s: The Last Jedi” came out. I r e f u s e d t o w a t c h it , just for the reasons that I am talk ing about now: It g ave away to o muc h information. In fact, the d i rec tor, of t he mov ie, R ia n Joh nson, t weeted, “I am legit imately torn. If you wa nt to come i n clean, absolutely avoid it.” I took that as a clear sign to stay away. If the director for the movie is coming out to warn viewers from w at c h i n g h i s t r a i le r, then obviously there are proble m s w it h t r a i ler s nowadays. Of course, this problem is not limited to the new “Star Wars” trailer. Recent mov ie s l i ke “Bat m a n v Super ma n” a nd “Spider Man: Homecoming” were c r it i q u e d f o r s h o w i n g way to o muc h of t hei r stories. So much in fact, that there was speculation that “Batman v Superman” suffered in box office sales because many felt that the trailer gave away the whole mov ie. T he pu r pose of trailers is to get people to go to movies and pay for tickets, but instead they might actually be hurting sa le s. W hy? Too much information.

Ju st a s t h is epidem ic i s not l i m ited to “St a r Wars” trailers, it is also not limited to recent fi lms. In fact, f ilms have been criticized for ages about re ve a l i ng i n for m at ion . “Cast Away” in 2000 had a t railer t hat gave away the ending itself. “Rocky I V ” i n 1985 g ave away the catalyst of the film’s plot in its trailer. The idea of showing too much in t r a i ler s is not new a nd certainly has never been a good thing no matter the decade. Nevertheless, I still fi nd it frustrating. It is hard to be excited for a movie when you have to avoid trailers for it. And, if you decide to not care about spoilers then you are forced to go into a mov ie k now i ng about a lot of plot points t hat will ruin the experience. I hope that in the future, movie production teams recog n ize t h is problem and fix it; movie trailers must be intriguing enough to get viewers and sales, but shou ld ne ver c ro s s t he l i ne of g i v i n g t he movie away. Though I am doubtful that this system will ever change given our society’s love for engaging, f lashy mater ial w it hout appreciating it.

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Johnathon t wo of which are important right now — the executive and Fuerte the legislative. It’s Trump’s, the First-year advertising

student In a scene deserving of the silver screen, Sen. John McCain, f resh of f t he hospit a l bed, marched to the senate chambers and with a single “no” saved America’s healthcare system. Exaggerated, yes, but it was a triumphant moment nonetheless for supporters of the Affordable Care Act. However, some two months later another Obamacare repeal bill, sponsored by our very own Sen. Lindsey Graham, was similarly proposed and shot down. It prompted Sen. Mitch McConnell to declare that the GOP would be moving on from healthcare reform. Of course he said that last time too. The reason there was such a strong push for healthcare reform these last few months from the GOP is because of a little process called reconciliat ion, which allowed Congress to pass such a bill within a window of time without needing a 60-senator majority. Now, however, that period is over. “Hurrah,” you m i g ht t h i n k , “Ob a m ac a r e is forever saved.” While your streamers and celebrations may be warranted, they could be a little premature. At this point it’s pretty well established that Trump has a hankering for undoing anything O b a m a d id . S o n at u r a l l y, something with Obama’s very own name on it is a pretty big target for him. Trump’s made it clear he’d gleefully let Obamacare implode if that meant making it easier to carry out a campaign promise. And that is perfectly within in his power to do. Let’s kick it back to School House Rock. There are three

executive’s, job to carry out the laws put out by the legislature in whatever way he chooses. Checks are in place that keep the president from going hog wild with things, but he still has a lot of freedom in how he directs his cabinet and various federal agencies. Trump has already taken some actions. He cut 90 percent of the funds for promoting Obamacare that were meant to increase the number of young people enrolling into the program — the glue that keeps the whole thing from splintering to pieces. was down 12 hours every week during the 45day period of open enrollment. And, some-odd days ago, Trump announced a few new executive orders, one of which attempts to u nder m i ne Oba macare by encou rag i ng associat ive health plans that will offer less comprehensive coverage at a cheaper price, encou rag ing people without access to the right resources to buy bunk health insurance. Trump’s other move is just as irresponsible. He plans to put an end to paying subsidies to insurers that help that cover the cost of enrollees that need help paying for their plans. A move that, designed to save the government money, could act ually end up raising t he def icit. It’s also caused fear among insures leading to a drop in health insurance stocks and could lead to companies to pull out of healthcare markets. A nd these are just actions Tr u m p c a n m a k e w it ho ut C o n g r e s s . W he n 2018 rol ls t h rough tow n, it w il l bring another chance to use reconciliation — meaning we get to go through all this one more time.

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