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e may be the mind behind French Drinking Ticket, a parody Twitter account, but fifth-year political science student Regan Freeman has been doing more than just tweeting with a French accent. For the past year, Freeman has been working to help his hometown reflect on past racial tensions in the community. It is that work that brought him to the set of the Megyn Kelly’s hour of “Today” on Monday, Oct. 1. Freeman gained notoriety on campus when he launched a parody Twitter account of the popular account Drinking Ticket, known for tweeting USC news and the location of SLED officers in Five Points. While the drama surrounding French Drinking Ticket and Drinking Ticket administrator Alex Waelde’s potential lawsuit went


viral within the USC community, Freeman’s main focus is on a project in his hometown of Clinton, South Carolina. After seeing an Oprah Winfrey special on a lynching memorial, Freeman decided to do some research on lynchings in his native Laurens County, where Clinton is located. He found records of 11 lynchings within Laurens, the third highest in the state. He remembered a closed-down movie theater in Clinton which had been converted into The Redneck Shop. The Redneck Shop was a gift shop that previously sold Confederate paraphernalia and served as a meeting space for the Ku Klux Klan. It was also the site of a meeting for the Aryan Nations Congress in 2006. It has since been shut down, due to the efforts of the Rev. David Kennedy, the current owner and an African American. SEE FRENCH PAGE 4

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Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza spent much of his time on the campus of the University of South Carolina sharing his views on journalism education the future of the field. For SJMC leaders l ike A ndrea Tanner, the school’s director, speakers like Souza can teach valuable lessons to students from across the school’s majors. “I really think that all the students in t he School of Jou r nalism a nd M ass Com mu n icat ions, whet her t h e y ’r e b r o a d c a s t j o u r n a l i s t s , v isual com mu n icat ions, mass communications, they’re all in our school to learn to be great storytellers,” she said. “And so when I think of Mr. Souza I think of him as being one of the best visual storytellers and so … he’s someone that all of our students can learn from.” During his 24 hours on USC’s campus, Souza met with representatives from Garnet Media Group and the SJMC’s senior journalism class in addition to delivering the Buchheit Family Lecture. He said his primary goal was to not just illuminate the role of a White House photographer, but also highlight the importance of building a visual archive of a presidency in the era of “fake news.”

Def initely stay ing in t he librar y as much as I can between classes, before and after classes, looking over notes before and after class and then just cramming in last minute preparation. -Preston Hill, Second-year nursing student

The USC College of Pharmacy is working to reduce the side effects of c he mo t he r ap y o n p e d i at r ic cancer patients with a new influx of grant money from an organization supported by some of USC’s own. The college received a $100,000 grant earlier this year from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research. The money from the grant will fund research conducted by professor Jing Fang, who will investigate a protein discovered to be high in kids with cancer. This protein, if reduced, cou ld k i l l leu kem ia cel ls wh i le preserving normal cells. The hope is to find an agent to act on the protein that will lower the protein and reduce the effects of chemotherapy for the patients. SEE CANCER PAGE 4



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The former Chief Official White House Photographer worked under President Reagan and President Obama, taking millions of photographs for the administrations. The position allowed him to understand the men and the position on an intimate level.



“Our st udents impressed him so much and ... they asked intelligent questions, they were professional and I was just so proud of the students at t he Universit y of Sout h Carolina and t he interactions they had with Pete Souza,” Tanner said. “And I know that he was impressed with the students as well.” Souza originally aspired to become a sports writer when entering college at Boston University. However, when he took a photography class on a whim, he found a passion that led him to the White House. Souza worked in the White House for most of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and, after a stint with The Chicago Tribune as a photojournalist, served as chief cfficial White House photographer during the Obama administration. Both positions allowed Souza to understand a president on an intimate level. “The similarities were between Reagan and Obama is both of them had this … even keel disposition where they didn’t blow up at every little thing,” Souza said. “They’re sort of just pretty even-tempered, which I think is probably a good trait to have if you’re in that job because there’s a lot of difficult decisions that come to your desk.” Obama and Souza had a professional relationship prior to the 2008 elections. Souza followed his


A film about Kennedy’s acquisition of the property called “Burden” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, starring Forest Whitaker and Usher. The movie won the Audience Award at the festival. It detailed the story of Ku Klux Klan member and owner of The Redneck Shop Michael Burden leaving the klan for love, being kicked out of his home and taken in by an African A merican man. Burden then sold the property to Kennedy for $1,000 and eventually shut the store down. It has been vacant since, which Freeman said inspired him to get involved. Freeman approached Kennedy last year about turning the empty space that still has faded Nazi symbols stained on the wall into a diversity center or event space. Kennedy liked the idea and gave him full reigns on the project. “We want to make sure this is a place where the entire community can come together,” Freeman said. Freeman is traveling to New York City with Kennedy and Burden, where they



time as a U.S. senator while working for The C h ic a g o Tr ibu ne . S ou z a e mph a s i z e d t h at forming relationships is critical to succeeding in competitive fields. “He sort of got to know me a little bit and knew how I worked,” he said, “and that was extremely helpful to have that kind of a relationship with him to bring that forward into the White House.” During Obama’s eight years in office, Souza took nearly two million photographs with the daily average being 500 to 1,500. “There’s no secret. It’s just a lot of work and a lot of experience and always being prepared and always being there, because you’re not going to make those pictures if you’re not there, right? So you’ve got to show up every day,” Souza said. “There’s no magic formula, because if there was, then Apple would have invented it already.” For Souza, the lesson in his lecture for students was to understand the importance of committing to capturing every moment of an event, even if that means personal sacrifices. “I think it’s more just a inner-fortitude to just keep on going. You’re gonna have some bad days and you just have to sort of get through them and move on,” Souza said. “For me too, I have to say that the biggest obstacle challenge ... was just the day in and day out constant of being there, being at the White House every single day for 11, 12 hours a day, seven days a week sometimes.” Souza has published book s on t he Obama

will be interviewed by Megyn Kelly on her hour of “Today” on Monday, Oct. 1. “I’m pretty much gonna be right behind the camera making sure everything goes smoothly,” Freeman said. “I wanna see this come into fruition.” Kennedy, Burden and Freeman will promote their Crowdfund page to raise money to renovate The Redneck Shop and turn it into a building that supports diversity. “This building effectively was hatred. It was everything that we do not want to be if you’re a genuine person,” Freeman said. “And to try and take the past of this building that still has a Nazi flag painted on the wall and to try to turn that into something to move not only Clinton, but ideally South Carolina forward is compelling and I want to definitely be part of that.” D e s p it e t h e Tw it t e r d r a m a t h at unfolded before USC students’ eyes in September, Freeman said he is focused on an exciting part of the renovation and redefinition of his hometown’s history. “Th is is ver y rea l, a nd it’s a ver y compelling tale,” Freeman said. “It’s been exciting seeing this become real.”

and Reagan presidencies. His most recent book, “Obama: A n Intimate Portrait” was published in 2017 with stories and photos of Obama’s eight years in office. He is also the author of “Images of Greatness: An Intimate Look at the Presidency of Ronald Reagan” that follows a similar pattern. S ou z a’s ne x t b o ok “ Sh ade: A Ta le of Two Presidents” will be published in October 2018. It will feature his commentary and comparison between Obama and Donald Trump. “I now have this voice. I’m a private citizen first and foremost, and I feel like it’s my civic duty to speak out. I thought that both President Reagan and President Obama were decent human beings and respected the office of the presidency, and I’m not sure I feel that way about the current occupant,” Souza said. “I felt it was my duty to speak out and do it in a somewhat humorous but snarky way.” Souza now works as a freelance photographer and said his main focus is on increasing awareness about the importance of voting and of unbiased journalism in the world today. “I t hink t here’s act ually more pressure on journalists now to not make mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes in journalism too,” Souza said. “But I think now we’re at a point in the country where journalists have to be even more careful making sure they’re getting the story right. Otherwise it will feed into this narrative of fake news.”


“What is hoped is that she finds a compound or two that act on that protein and reduce cancer cell growth and then to take that into pre-clinical trials and clinical trials which could include human subjects,” said dean of the college of pharmacy Stephen Cutler. Fa n g w a nt s t o u s e he r research to make a difference in the lives of young people who suffer from the disease. “O u r d re a m i s to h ave children with leukemia live a happy life like everyone else,” Fang said. USC’s chapter of Kappa Psi, a pharmaceutical professional f ratern it y on campus, participates in the St. Baldrick Foundation’s philanthropic mission. Each year, members of the fraternity shave their heads to raise money for the organization, and have raised $18,670 since 2012.

“Childhood cancer research is u nderf u nded, and us being a part of the College of Pharmacy, we are a direct line from the fundraising and the research,” second-year pharmacy student and service chair for Kappa Psi Blake Sloan said. “So while a regular person might raise the money, they might never see a result from it, but especially with us, we are gonna see and maybe even put use to that money that is raised.” Last year, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation gave a grant to the College of Pharmacy in the amount of $50,000. Coorganizer of the St. Baldrick’s C olu mbia e vent , K r y s t le E c k rote , emph a si z ed t he importance of St. Baldrick’s mission. “The more that we’re out there, that people are aware of this foundation and what we can do, we can actually get to the point where I think we can get rid of childhood cancer,” Eckrote said.



CAROLINA CULTURE MOVIE OF THE WEEK: “Sorry to Bother You” For those who missed it earlier this summer, “Sorry to Bother You” ret urns to Columbia this week by way of the Nickelodeon Theater. T he s t or y f ol low s bl ac k telemarketer Cassius Green ( La keit h St a nf ield) as he discovers the key to success and fortune, which is to use your “white voice.” Director Boots Riley’s eccentric satire on American racial politics is both culturally relevant and comically entertaining.

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John Romanski and Olivia Hensley will perform the lead roles in USC’s production of “Shakespeare in Love.”


USC theater adapts Shakespeare biopic Jackson Stanton @tdg_arts While some of William Shakespeare’s most popular works are tragedies, USC’s rendition of “Shakespeare in Love” aims to showcase the playwright’s life using comedy and romance. Directed by Andrew Schwartz, the play chronicles the life of William Shakespeare as he writes his beloved play “Romeo and Juliet.” Shakespeare faces some difficulties such as writer’s block, but soon overcomes them when he finds his muse, Viola de Lesseps. “It’s really charming,” Schwartz said. “It has great comedic moment, but there’s also a beautiful love story underneath.”

This is Schwartz’s first time directing a play at USC, and while “Shakespeare i n Love” is a cha l leng i ng show, Schwartz says that Carolina has made it easy. “It’s quite involved, but the facilities, the students, the design team have really made it easy,” Schwartz said. “Even though it is a very challenging production, I’ve enjoyed the experience a n d I ’m v e r y g r a t e f u l f o r t h e opportunity.” Shakespeare will be played by fourthyear student John Romanski, while Viola de Lesseps will be played by second-year student Olivia Hensley. “Viola is ... very romantic,” Hensley said. “She’s very independent, very determined, outgoing, not afraid of standing up for herself in, obviously, a

society where women weren’t allowed to do that.” The actors meet and rehearse about 26 hours a week during the fall semester to prepare for the show. The hours are long, but the actors enjoy the work. “It is quite a lot of hours, but we know that going into it and we enjoy being there. It really doesn’t feel like a burden or like extra work,” Romanski said. Hensley is also excited to perform the show with her peers later this week. “ It ’s a huge show a nd it ’s a l l undergrad,” Hensley said. “Having a full undergrad cast is a new experience.” SEE SHAKESPEARE PAGE 6

Movie preview 2018: 10 films to look out for this fall

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A Star Is Born Directed by: Bradley Cooper Release Date: Oct. 5 While this isn’t the first time “A Star is Born” has made it onto the big screen, critics are praising actor Bradley Cooper’s most recent incarnation as the best thus far. The story follows a famous singersongwriter named Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) as he takes an unknown, aspiring musician named Ally (Lady Gaga) under his wing. Together, the t wo travel the country performing and eventually fall in love. However, Jackson’s alcoholism and destructive behavior threatens to destroy everything the pair have built. “A Star is Born” is Cooper’s directorial debut and marks the fourth time the film has been remade. As Ally, Lady Gaga takes up the mantle of past actresses such as Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. The largerthan-life pop star first caught the acting bug after starring as The Countess in “American Horror Story: Hotel,” a performance that won her a Golden Globe in 2016. When it debuted at the Venice Film Festival last month, the film received an eight-minute standing ovation.

Beautiful Boy Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen Release Date: Oct. 12 “Beautiful Boy” is based upon two separate memoirs written by David and Nic Sheff, a father-son duo who shared the same story from two different perspectives. The film follows David’s (Steve Carell) rocky relationship with his son (Timothée Chalamet), as his family struggles with the trials and tribulations that come with Nic’s meth addiction. The film takes place over several years and documents Nic’s journey to recovery his and subsequent relapses. Since his breakout role as the heartbroken Elio in last year’s “Ca l l Me By You r Na me,” newcomer Timothée Chalamet has established himself as one of the most ambitious young actors working today. As for Carell, this is nowhere near the first time “The Office” actor has shown his dramatic range. Be prepared to keep your tissues on standby during the emotional face-offs between the two. SEE MOVIES PAGE 8



S c hwa r t z a l so ex pre s sed h is excitement regarding putting the “beautiful love story” on the stage in front of an audience. “I am very excited for next week,” Schwartz said. “The missing piece of any piece of theatre is always the audience ... it doesn’t really become t heater u nt il t here’s somebody watching it.” The show, which premieres on Oct. 5 has not been without its challenges. Not only does it have to live up to its film predecessor, but it also includes a trained dog and forces actors to step outside of their comfort zone. Hensley, for example, dresses up and acts as a boy for some of the play. “It’s incredibly challeng ing,” Hensley said. “There are certain scenes that are more intimate or more, I don’t know, serious, I guess, and so to counteract the seriousness of some of those scenes, you have to

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play the comedy of the whole show and sometimes it’s really, really hard because you want to play to mood of every scene.” The actors, however, are ver y passionate about their roles. “It’s a beautiful role. I mean, it’s a great character to play ... a dream role really,” Romanski said. “The best part about it is to just be able to be in that room ... with all the people there and kind of tell this story all together: bring it to life.” While the play focuses on William Shakespeare and Viola de Lesseps, Hensley says that telling the story is more of a group effort. “There’s not one star,” Hensley said. “There’s two people who the plot is surrounded by, but it’s every single person in the play is so vital to the whole story. So, it’s a very collaborative kind of situation.” The play will run at Drayton Hall Theatre from Oct. 5 to 13. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Longstreet Theatre.


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Starting this week, Columbia can enjoy a unique theater experience with the production of “SILENCE!,” the unauthorized parody of “The Silence of the Lambs,” playing at Trustus Theatre. The production tells the story of novice FBI agent Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter as they join forces to help Clarice stop serial killer Buffalo Bill from getting to his next victim. Including dancing killers, R-rated language and eight actors playing several different roles, “SILENCE!” aims to be nothing like your typical evening at the theater. With the production running from Oct. 5 to Nov. 3, the cast and crew have been working since early summer to put on a comedic show that all audiences enjoy and appreciate.

The musical parody takes a unique approach to adapting the criticallyacclaimed 1991 horror f ilm. A n unauthorized parody doesn’t require getting approval or rights to the work , as long as t he product ion doesn’t inf ringe on t he orig inal work ’s c o p y r i g ht . T h i s a l low s “SILENCE!” to create an identity of its own, full of satirical elements and whimsical acting, while still making it an accessible adaptation of a well-known story. “W hat you’ll f ind is dif ferent pieces taken directly from the movie dialogue-wise and then worked into a song,” said “SILENCE!” director, Jonathon Monk.“The easiest way I t h i n k I c a n de sc r ibe it is it ’s ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ meets ‘Airplane’ or ‘Naked Gun.’” SEE SILENCE PAGE 9

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Gamecock soccer teams split backto-back matches Nick Papadimas @ngpaps The Gamecock soccer programs held backto-back matches this weekend in Columbia, with the women’s squad defeating No. 23 Auburn 3-0 on Friday and the men’s team falling to No. 7 Kentucky 2-1 on Saturday at Stone Stadium. The No. 14 Gamecock women’s soccer team earned its ninth victory of the season and its eighth win at home on Friday night against the Tigers. Freshman midfielder Selma Sol Magnusdottir notched an unassisted goal in the first half of play for her third tally of the year. South Carolina held Auburn scoreless going into the second half, and senior midfielder Simone Wark and sophomore Meredith Christopher tacked on their first goals of the year at the 72nd and 76th minutes to secure the victory for the Gamecocks. Starting goalkeeper Micaela Krzeczowski stopped four shots on goal and is now 9-2-0 on the season. SEE SOCCER PAGE 8

In a game that seems to have never really started for South Carolina, the Gamecocks put out a disappointing effort in a 24-10 loss to the then 17th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Starting off slow and having little rhythm on offense, the team struggled to get anything going in the first half and finished with just nine passing yards at halftime. With so many aspects of the game falling short of expectations, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong for the Gamecocks in Lexington. With the Gamecocks’ losing streak to the Wildcats now at five games, t he t re nd of put t i n g bad performances on t he field against Big Blue is now consistent. To many, it looks to be a mental game just as much as it is a physical ga me for South Carolina. Gamecocks s h o o t themselves in the foot, again T h e m isc ues started with a drop on the f irst drive of the game by senior receiver D e e b o Samuel, a pass on third down that would have kept the chains moving for the Gamecocks on their opening drive. The errors made in the second quarter proved to be too much to overcome for the Gamecocks who now fall to 1-8 against ranked opponents in the Will Muschamp As the game progressed, whether it was Jake Bentley mak ing inaccurate throws to receivers, Rico Dowdle fumbling close to the Gamecock’s end zone or defenders missing open field tackles, the careless mistakes continued throughout the first half. The errors made in the second quarter proved to be too much to overcome for the Gamecocks, who now fall to 1-8 against ranked opponents in the Will Muschamp era. South Carolina’s lone touchdown came from a 58-yard catch and run by Deebo Samuel from the

arm of Jake Bentley, a pass that seemed to spark some life into an otherwise lethargic Gamecock offense, but the touchdowns started and ended there. “Overall, we’ve got to be better, but I’ve got to be better,” Bentley said. “I have to hit Bryan down the sideline, I’ve got to throw it further to Rico. It was a lot of plays that I could have done better. I don’t know what it was ... it was really disappointing how we played and I know that we could have done better.” Second quarter buries Carolina If you ignore the entire second quarter of the game, the Carolina defense was lights out in this matchup. In this period alone, the Wildcats scored all three of their touchdowns on four consecutive scoring drives, which gave them a 24-3 at the half. “Self-inflicted wounds and not starting fast, that’s probably the biggest thing today,” senior linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said. “We just ain’t do our jobs in the first half on defense ... They are ranked for a reason. We got a good running back and a good scheme, we just ain’t come to play today.” Th is resu lt seemed to come f rom a defense that was trained by the Kentucky rushing attack and the bad positions that the Gamecock offense left them in. Turnovers are never a positive for a team, and the high-rate of t u r novers by t he G a mecock offense kept the defense from getting any rest between drives. “ We t u r ned t he b a l l over four times, we had 11 penalties as a team, field position in the second half offensively really hurt us,” Head Coach Will Muschamp said. “We self-inf licted a lot of issues for ourselves.” What’s next With a three-game homestand com ing up for South Carolina, now will be the time to recoup and set the sails straight on an otherwise disappointing year so far. Missouri (3-1, 0-1 SEC) is in town this upcoming Saturday. The Gamecocks will look to field a more prepared unit when they ret urn to WilliamsBrice Stadium. South Carolina is currently riding a two-game win streak versus Missouri and will look to extend that to three years. LOGAN ZAHNER // THE GAMECOCK

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As the Gamecocks enter week six of the season and the thick of their SEC schedule begins, injuries are mounting up for Will Muschamp’s squad. Receiver Bryan Edwards was sidelined with an ankle sprain during the game. Both are expected to be able to return to action Saturday against injury. Head coach Will Muschamp told The State that Bentley’s injury is “nothing serious” and said during a Sunday night teleconference that the junior is “day-to-day.”R Bentley was joined by receiver Bryan Edwards, who was sidelined with an ankle sprain during the game. Both are expected to be able to return to action Saturday against Missouri. In the secondary, sophomore corner Jamyest Williams and senior graduate transfer safety, J.T. Ibe were both injured in the game. Williams suffered a shoulder injury and the specifics of his injury are unknown. Ibe hurt his knee, and the severity of his injury is also unknown. Linebacker Eldridge Thompson and running back Ty’son Williams both missed the matchup with Kentucky due to injuries. These injuries are in addition to the absence of defensive end and 2017 sack leader D.J. Wonnum. Wonnum was injured during South Carolina’s matchup versus Coastal Carolina, and is expected to return after the Gamecocks’ bye week, according to Will Muschamp.


King aims to give Gamecocks recruiting edge Shelby Beckler @sbeckler13 T he r e c r u it me nt a s p e c t of college football has become a top priorit y for schoosl as they c o m p e t e f o r a t t e nt i o n f r o m athletes through branding and social media. As competition increases, the Gamecocks have taken risks and stepped up in t heir recr uit ing g a me to g rab top rec r u it s’ attention. That philosophy has garnered the attention of analysts l i ke for mer F lor id a st a ndout Tim Tebow, now with the SEC Network “The game’s changing, it’s not necessarily the same as even when I played,” he said. “It’s a different recruiting game. It’s a different battle.” Fo r S o u t h C a r ol i n a , t he recr u it ment process has been taken to a new level with the help of Associate Athletics Director for New and Creative Media Justin King. Fr o m g a m e d a y s t o s o c i a l med ia, K i ng has helped to guide and create a platform for South Carolina to promote their athletics, especially when it comes to football. “One of the most valuable guys here is Justin K ing, their video guy, ‘cause he is putting together all these cool videos recruits watch and t hey love it,” Tebow said. “So it’s a different game as far as getting recruits and what they like and I think that’s a huge part of it.” K i ng g raduated f rom t he Un iversit y of Sout h Ca rol i na in 2010 and was named to h is p o sit ion i n ea rly 2017. Si nce


his hire, he has led his team to create high-energ y videos that play throughout football games at Williams-Brice Stadium. On top of the hype videos for football, King and his team have established what t hey describe as engaging and appealing social me d i a p a g e s o n Tw it t e r a nd Instagram. “Year one was good, but we’re just getting started,” King said on his Twitter page. I n order to reach potent ia l players, videos showcasing game days and behind-the-scenes looks have been key to giving followers a glimpse of what South Carolina athletics entails. Head Coach Will Muschamp said he has confidence in King and his teams’ abilities and believes that they have done a “great job of

marketing our brand.” SEC Net work analyst Laura Rutledge credited the program as a whole with working to create a cohesive message that’s appealing to big-name recr u it s and fans alike. “That may be t he most i m p o r t a nt t h i n g, a n d t h a t ’s something that I was so impressed when Coach Muschamp got here,” she said. “He said, ‘we’re going to emphasize’ this because what kids do these days? They’re all on social media, they’re all refreshing Twitter all the time. To have that as an availability, to have that as something and say ... ‘man I want to play at a school where the new uniform’s rising out of the lake and it’s this really cool different type video production.’ That’s a game changer.”


Head Coach Shelley Smit h took away plenty of positives from her team’s victory. Coming off a 3-0 win against Kentucky last Sunday, cohesiveness proved to be key for the Gamecocks. “Ou r team prepared well for t h is match,” Sm it h sa id on w w w. “They were really up for this match and had a lot of energy ... We won a lot of 50-50 balls, tackles and in transition. I think overall tonight was a great performance and a great effort by everyone who played minutes.” Going up against an 8-0-1 Kentucky club, the 2-6-0 men’s team held a 1-0 lead going into the second half with Bjorn Gudjonsson netting the 11th goal of his career in the 43rd minute of action on Saturday night. Gudjonsson’s tally was the first of the season for the fourth-year forward after not appearing in a single match during the 2017 season. Junior Justin Sukow and sophomore Luca Mayr led all Gamecocks with shots on goal at two a piece. Sophomore goalkeeper Justin Bauer recorded three saves and faced 12 shots in 90 minutes of play in South Carolina’s loss to the highly-ranked Wildcats. “This was a tough loss for our team tonight,” head coach Mark Berson said. “We created several good chances to put the game away, but we were unable to do so. Give Kentucky credit, they were able to stick their chances and that was the difference in the match ... I want to give our guys credit - they have been working hard to improve. However, our execution needs to be better both in critical defending and attacking situations. We have a quick turnaround before we go to play another top-ranked team in Virginia Tech on Tuesday.” Men’s soccer will travel to Blacksburg, Virginia, on Tuesday to face No. 21 Virginia Tech at 7 p.m. and will return to Stone Stadium for a match against Charlotte on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. After a visit to the Universit y of Georgia on Thursday, the women’s soccer team will face the Florida Gators at Stone Stadium on Sun. Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.

Vox Lux Directed by: Brady Corbet Release Date: Dec. 7 Since her portrayal of a tortured ballerina in “Black Swan”, Natalie Portman has become very selective concerning the roles she takes. It is almost as if that era marked the rebirth of her career as her subsequent decisions show an actress who isn’t afraid to take risks and go beyond her comfort zone. Like “Jackie” and “Annihilation,” “Vox Lux” is another bold dive for Portman that has seemed to work in her favor. In “Vox Lux,” Portman stars as Celeste, a loud-mouthed pop star who is on the verge of making a comeback after almost ruining her career years earlier. At the same time, Celeste struggles to cope with a school shooting that took place during her youth, yet still affects her career to this day. Think of it as the dark-sided counterpart to “A Star is Born”. The film’s soundtrack is helmed by Australian pop star Sia.


Boy Erased Directed by: Joel Edgerton Release Date: Nov. 2 “Boy Erased” tells the true story of a preacher’s son (Lucas Hedges) who is outed to his evangelical parents (Nicole Kidman, Russell Crow) and is forced to attend a gay conversion camp. The film offers an harsh, unflinching look at how these controversial conversion camps actually operate and doesn’t seek to sugar coat the atrocities that took place. Like Chalamet, Lucas Hedges has become a young actor to look out for and his resumé is to be envied. Widows Directed by: Steve McQueen Release Date: Nov. 16 “Widows” is based on a 1983 British m i n i- s er ie s of t he s a me n a me . T he story follows four widows ( Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) who conspire to complete an unfinished heist their husbands died while attempting to complete themselves. Director Steve McQueen’s modernized take on the stor y is set in Chicago. In addition to the four lead actresses, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell and Daniel Kaluuya are just a few actors who are also members of this exceptional ensemble cast. This is McQueen’s first film since 2012’s “12 Years a Slave,” the Oscar winner for Best Motion Picture of the Year at the 86th Academy Awards.

If Beale Street Could Talk Directed by: Barry Jenkins Release Date: Nov. 30 Based on James Baldwin’s classic 1974 novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk” tells the story of a young African-American couple, who hit hard times after Fonny (Stephan James) is accused of a crime he didn’t commit and his expecting wife Tish (KiKi Layne) is in a race against time to clear his name. Even in 2018, it’s very rare that the black experience is told through the eyes of someone who actually lives it. In 2016, director Barry Jenkins wowed audiences with his directorial debut “Moonlight” and his sophomore effort, “If Beale Street Could Talk” is set shake the table once again. First Man Directed by: Damien Chazelle Release Date: Oct. 12 “First Man” reunites director Damien Chazelle with actor Ryan Gosling, who starred in his 2016 critically acclaimed hit “La La Land.” American flag controversy aside, expect an intense, meticulous biopic of epic proportions with stunning visuals. The film chronicles the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong and details the events that led up to his legendary moonwalk in 1969. Claire Foy of Netflix’s “The Crown” costars as Armstrong’s first wife, Janet. Since his debut, with 2014’s “Whiplash,” Chazelle has directed two actors to Oscar-winning performances. With that in mind, perhaps this year could be Gosling’s turn to take home the golden statue.

Suspiria Directed by: Luca Guadagnino Release Date: Nov. 2 From the director of “Call Me By Your Name” comes the unsettling remake of the 1977 Italian horror classic of the same name. “Suspiria” is set at a prestigious dance academy in Germany and stars Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion, the school’s newest ballerina. During her stay, Susie begins to realize that things at the academy are not as they seem after a series of gruesome murders leads Susie to discover the frightening truth. Johnson has been preparing for the role since 2015 and claims her work was so demanding, it sent her to therapy. When it first premiered at Venice Film Festival last month, the excessive gore prompted several audience walkouts. Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” is an hour longer than its predecessor and is scored by Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke. High Life Directed by: Claire Denis Release Date: Oct.2 Yes, Robert Pattinson was in “Twilight”. Yes, Robert Pattinson is actually a great actor. In the same vein as Jake Gyllenhaal, in recent years Pattinson has rebranded himself as an exciting artist who isn’t afraid of a challenge. In “High Life,” he stars as a father who lives in deep space with his daughter in isolation. “High Life” is sure to join the ranks of other smart, sci-fi films such as “Ex Machina” that blur genre lines and offer deeper philosophical meanings. French director Claire Denis has been developing the film since 2002 and finally began filming in 2017. Mid90s Directed by: Jonah Hill Release Date: Oct. 19 In his directorial debut, funnyman turned serious actor Jonah Hill offers his take on the much beloved coming-of-age genre. “Mid90s” is set in, predictably, the mid 90’s and follows a 13-yearold skateboarder named Stevie (Sunny Suljic) as he navigates the Los Angeles skatepark scene. Stevie comes from a broken home, and “Mid90s” tells the story of how he finds community within his local skateboarding crew full of misfits. It’s produced by A24, so that should serve as an automatic seal of approval. If this sounds interesting to you, you should check out a similar female-centric film called, “Skate Kitchen”. Both films showcase real skateboarders and feature actual teens, not adults in their late-20’s.




Un l i ke usua l la rge produc t ions, “SILENCE”! had a relatively small b ud g e t . T h i s f or c e d w r it e r s a nd directors to think outside of the box in terms of props and the set. However, Mon k t h i n k s t hat t h is a ids i n t he play f ul and silly undertones of t he overall production. “It’s the opposite of a big budget p r o d u c t io n ,” Mo n k s a id . “ We’r e trying to just use found objects in very different ways, and that’s part of the concept as well.” Th is musical adapt at ion has challenged the actors that are a part of

it. Hunter Boyle, who plays Hannibal Lecter, says that his role has been both intense and and hilarious. “Attempting to be a character that is both creepy and funny is a great acting challenge,” Boyle said. While “SILENCE!” includes jokes and dialogue that will be familiar to fans of “The Silence of the Lambs,” Monk still thinks the production will be enjoyable for any audience member. “You can still appreciate it, just from a comedic perspect ive in general,” Monk said. “If you’ve seen the movie, then you’ll definitely get a couple of Easter eggs on a second level, but in no way is the show depending on the audience’s k nowledge of t he mov ie

beforehand.” Mon k f i nds parallels i n t h is production with the humor he saw in shows as a child. “This is the type of theater that I grew up watching during late nights at Trustus in the 90s,” Monk said. “Those shows have kind of an irreverence body magic to them that I just had never seen in theater before, and so I’m really excited about this show because it has all of that same energy.” Tickets cost $25 for students and can be found on the Trustus Theatre website, The opening night of the production is Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. COURTESY OF BRAD MARTIN


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Pope Francis’ silence on abuse speaks volumes

For the past few months, the Roman Catholic Church has been shaken by allegations of sexual misconduct conducted by church off icials across the world. The scandal has extended through all levels of t he C at hol ic C hu r c h hierarchy, with some accusing Manny Mata Pope Francis of doing little to Third-year address the serious concerns. criminal jus tice One action Pope Francis a n d m a s s has t a ken is to ask t he communications Catholic Church to send daily student prayers to protect the church from what he called “attacks by the devil.” This lack of accountability and action is astounding from the leader of the Catholic Church. We have all heard the saying that actions speak louder than words. In this case, Pope Francis is demonstrating his lack of ability to address a grave matter. His “action” has been to repeat empty words and do little to provide any substance behind it. In fact, on occasion, he has done worse than nothing. In 2010 accusations of child molestation arose against a Chilean priest, Fernando Karadima. The Vatican launched an investigation in 2011 that found Karadima guilty of the abuse, and ordered him to a life of “prayer and penitence”. At the time he was forced to retire from ministerial duties. This form of punishment was disgustingly lenient to the perpetrator, and received abundant criticism from the victims. While Francis was not Pope at the time, he did become involved in the case later on. In 2015, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Juan Barros, receiving immediate criticism due to accusations that Barros knew of abuses conducted by Karadima from the 1980s when they both served as priests in Santiago, but failed to report it. Earlier this year, while visiting Chile, the pope defended Bishop Barros, going as far as accusing the victims of slander. This attitude from the pope, a man looked up to by so many, is disappointing and discouraging to say the least. It is saddening to see the leader of the Catholic Church accuse victims of sexual abuse as slanderous against a bishop. The backlash received finally prompted him to send an investigative team, which discovered the pope had made some mistakes and spoke with incomplete information. The pope then proceeded to change his mind and accept the bishop’s resignation, admitting that he made mistakes in handling the accusations. This proves, yet again, that Pope Francis preaches without acting. It was not until just a few days ago, on Sept. 28, that Pope Francis stepped up to further punish Karadima, defrocking him and dismissing him from the priesthood. Overall, the Catholic Church has been facing scrutiny in the past months for their failure to address the child abuse scandals within their officials. A prime example is the Pennsylvania report this past August, in which over 1,000 victims were found to have been abused by more than 300 priests over 70 years. Furthermore, the bishops and others leaders of the Catholic Church allegedly covered it up, persuading victims not to report abuse and officials not to investigate it. This disease within the Catholic Church has proven to be a reoccurring theme, a redundant problem that the pope has failed to properly address. Instead, he has skirted away from accepting responsibility. His calls to the church for prayers for the Catholic Church itself demonstrate a severe lack of clarity on the issue. Instead of advocating for empt y words and thoughts, instead of accusing victims of slander, Pope Francis should instead consider focusing his efforts on the investigations that have revealed the severe and overlooked allegations that have been covered up by his hierarchy and have affected thousands of innocents.


Combat sports good for student health, safety Combat sports such as box i ng, Mu ay T ha i a nd wrestling are great activities that everyone should pick up. They provide too many benefits for someone to pass up. That being said, college students especially should pick up combat sports as our Rodney Davis demographic can great ly Second-year benefit from it. history student Perhaps the most obvious benef it of combat sports is increased physical fitness. Almost every professional boxer that you see has a lean, muscular build, and there is a reason for it. Combat sports are demanding, great workouts, so the body naturally develops. Plus, most combat sports use a variety of muscles, meaning you’re practically getting a full-body workout. Improving one’s physical health in college is incredibly important. College students have busy lives between school work, actual work and social lives. Adding in time each week to exercise helps those other three aspects. According to a study from North Carolina State University, for every hour of exercise per week, college students GPAs went up by 0.06. Combat sports can simply be used for fitness purposes that college students should pursue for improved lives. An additional health benefit ties into mental health. Combat sports are a fantastic way to help deal with stress and self-confidence issues. Working out in general helps with these, but combat sports can take it to another level. For stress, hitting a heavy bag or grappling

with an opponent can be cathartic in some ways. By working your heart out, the feeling of accomplishment and exhausting yourself can be comforting. Scientifically speaking, these exercises also boost endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that the brain releases as natural pain and stress fighters. A solid boxing workout will boost these suckers like crazy. As for self-confidence, this one might be a bit obvious. Mastering a craft that can be translated to self-defense will boost anyone’s self-confidence. Just the comfort of being able to trust yourself in most sticky situations and to really understand your limits will provide a moral boom like no other. This notion translates to the last benefit of combat sports for college students, which is the ability to defend one’s self. Self-defense is so incredibly important and everyone should be able to protect themselves. This especially pertains to college students who are often out on the weekends, sometimes not at the best part of Columbia too. Both men and women who are ever walking alone in Columbia, whether that be at Five Points or on campus, need to be able to keep themselves safe. Spending a few weeks learning basic boxing or simple judo throws could tremendously improve their chances of getting out of a tense situation safely. Combat sports are so incredibly important for all ages, but especially for college students. Now is the time in life where many students feel stressed and overwhelmed, and these sports are a great way to overcome those feelings. Don’t wait until you wish you had picked one up.

Industrialization has made our society unsustainable L i k e it or not , A merican c u lt u re is somewhat bizarre. We a re one of t he richest countries in Hayden Blakeney F o u r t h - y e a r t he world , journalism student but we were recently ranked 27th in the world for healthcare and education by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. We never cease to proclaim our love for democracy and freedom, but we align ourselves with nations like Saudi Arabia that undermine those principles, and allow the ruling class to subvert those ideas with mass sur veillance and anti-voting tactics like gerrymandering and voting list purges. A merica has long been known as the land of economic opportunity, but the massive amount of wealth f lowing to the top one percent makes this concept a rapidly shrinking one. So what is the end game here? W hat will A merican societ y look like in a hundred years? My hypothesis is simple: it will not look like anything, because it will cease to exist. First of all, A mericans are extremely wasteful. 40 percent of food on plates in the nation of the eagle is thrown out, amounting to roughly 1250 calories a day per person. That wasted food also takes up many resources

in the form of fertilizer, water usage and cropland. Combine this statistic with a burgeoning world population and a topsoil shortage, and you have a recipe for disaster. A not her f ac tor, u n l i kely as it may be, in our imminent destruction, is air conditioning. Thanks to a warming global climate and the quick i ndu st r ia l i z at ion of C h i n a a nd I nd ia , dem a nd for a i r condit ioning is expected to s k y ro c k et i n t he ne x t fe w decades. America has long been the largest user of electricity for air conditioning, but if the rest of the world follows suit, we could be in big trouble. The use of A/C is projected to consume the world’s renewable energy by 2050, meaning that any progress we make toward a green future could be wiped away by our need to stay cool. The digital revolution that gave us our smartphones and laptops is also in jeopardy due to our overuse of nonrenewable metals. These component s, found in many of the things we take for granted, have a finite supply, and the recycling of these goods is nearly impossible. I r o n i c a l l y, g r e e n e n e r g y alternatives often rely on rare earth metals like tellurium and neodymium, so even if we do move towards a more energy efficient society, we will still rely on these rare metals for it to happen. The simple truth is that in these cases, and even more so for base metals like copper,

there is no real alternative. The creation of one would require a scientific miracle. Another issue with rare earth metals is the fact that they tend to be concentrated in a few areas of the globe rather than spread throughout. This means that, due to an increased reliance on digital goods, wars could be fought in the future over these metals. So I think I have made the point of t he Un ited States’ waste problem apparent. These problems are leaking into the global market. Some of you may be familiar with the political ideology of anarcho-primitivism, commonly abbreviated as “anprim.” This radical ideology, held by the likes of Ted Kaczynski, a rg ue s t h at t he i ndu s t r i a l revolution created all of the social problems present today and is a failure for the human race. Anarcho-primitivists would argue that man should return to his natural hunter-gatherer state, and that this would solve all of the ecological problems present in the world. Now, I don’t think the an-prim philosophy is the best, nor do I think that their idea of reversing t he indust rial revolut ion is feasible or even sensible. But I do admit that, given the shortages a nd failu res present i n ou r society, they do have a point. It is not outside the realm of possibilitiy, nor is it unlikely, that our way of life will fade away and any humans left will essentially be hunter-gatherers.



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(April 20-May 20) Bra i nstor m for bou nt if u l br i l l ia nt i d e a s . Ta k e t h e m i nt o c o n s i d e r a t i o n . Rev iew facts and data. Edit, polish and sha re i nfor mat ion. Creativity surges for a


( M ay 21-Ju ne 20) Unexpected expenses could rock your boat. Av o id a c o n f l i c t o f interest. St ick to t he budget, and postpone extras. Defer payment, i f p o s s ib le . S t a y i n communication.


( June 21-July 22) A personal project could find some opposition. Strengthen and build support. Friends can help you advance. St a nd you r g rou nd , a nd ha ndle pract ical priorities.



( Ju ly 23-Aug. 22) Take time for private ref lection. Slow down with an obstacle ahead. Keep a philosophical mindset. Avoid cont rover s y or f u ss. Don’t offer to pay for everything.


(Aug. 23-Sept . 22) Friends are a big help for a few days. Share t he load. Listen to intuition, and stay in communication. Avoid b i g s u r p r i s e s . S e nd someone else ahead.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’re attract ing t he attention of someone i n f l u e n t i a l . Fo l l o w r u les a nd g u idel i nes r i g o r o u s l y. D o n’t get mad when others remind you to stay on task.


(Oc t. 23-Nov. 21) Spread your wings and t r y somet h i ng new w it hout goi ng w i ld. Keep your budget. U n v e i l a m y s t e r y. Don’t te st l i m it s or an aut horit y f ig ure’s patience.


( Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Keep you r af fa irs i n o r d e r. M o n it o r t h e family budget closely to plug any leaks. Fix somet h i ng b efore it breaks. Invest in home and family needs.


( Dec. 22-Ja n. 19) Pay attention to your p a r t n e r ’s i n t e r e s t s a nd needs. Make a date to do something special. Reinforce suppor t st r uct u res. Plan carefully to save resources.


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( J a n . 2 0 - Fe b . 18) D o n’t f or c e t h i n g s . Moderate t he pace with a barrier ahead. Get support when n e c e s s a r y. C u t t i n g corners cost s you. Monitor a change in the status quo.


(Feb. 19-March 20) Fo l l o w y o u r h e a r t . P r i o r it i z e l o v e a n d roma nce today a nd tomor row. Have f u n with your sweetheart, f r ie n d s a n d f a m i l y. Save private time for yourself. Relax.


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