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Alternative energy advocate T. Boone Pickens is speaking at 5:30 p.m. in Hogg Auditorium

acts. The Texas Revue Committee has hosted the University-wide talent show since 1996. About 60 groups auditioned for the show, said sociology junior Shundeez Faridifar, the committee’s public relations co-chair. “We think these 11 are more diverse and really showcase the talent that we have here on campus,” she said. Plan I and Spanish sophomore Eric Nikolaides and undeclared sophomore Olivia Applegate won the $1,500 award for best overall performance for their renditions of “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “My Favorite Things.”

The School of Journalism approved the biggest change to its curriculum in almost 20 years to better prepare future journalists for the evolving media platforms. The revised curriculum received unanimous approval by the 22 faculty members present at Wednesday’s faculty council meeting. If approved by the Office of the Dean of the College of Communication and the Office of the Provost, the new curriculum will be implemented 2012 at the same time the school moves into the Belo Center for New Media. The building will include a multimedia newsroom, an agencygrade creative room and a 75-seat briefing room. The new curriculum is broken into five levels, beginning with foundation courses concerning current media technology and ending with professional practice courses that will help students build their portfolios, said Wanda Cash, a clinical journalism professor who led the curriculum reform committee. “This curriculum change is a historic step forward for the School of Journalism,” Cash said. “We’ll be teaching the traditional, core values of journalism while we explore new ways to tell stories.” School of Journalism Director Glenn Frankel said the current curriculum is grounded on specialized

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TUESDAY ‘Let’s roll, Kato!’ The UT Film Committee is screening “The Green Hornet” at 7 p.m. in the SAC Auditorium. Admission is free with a UT ID.

WEDNESDAY Kissy, kissy Rock band The Kills are playing La Zona Rosa with supporting acts Cold Cave and The Entrance Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20.

THURSDAY Watergate Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Robert Redford are discussing “All the President’s Men” at 6 p.m. Admission is free and all tickets have been distributed, but a stand-by line will be formed to fill empty seats.

‘A More Perfect Union’ Punk band Titus Andronicus is playing Emo’s with supporting acts The Midgetmen and Milk Thistle. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $13.

FRIDAY Art/Science Science in the Pub is hosting a presentation on the collision of art and science at Cactus Cafe from 5-6 p.m.

Oooh, I wanna take ya The UT Hispanic Caribbean Ensemble is performing music from the Caribbean at 7:30 p.m. in the UT Recital studio, MRH 2.608.

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Quote to note “When you’re putting doughnuts on the board, it’s not fun. You’ve got to find a way to make it fun, and that’s what we did.” — Brandon Loy Texas shortstop SPORTS PAGE 6

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Eric Nikolaides and Olivia Applegate perform a cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine,” at the Texas Revue on Saturday. They won the talent show with a set that also included “My Favorite Things,” from “The Sound of Music.”

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spiring UT performers had a chance to sing, dance and recite poetry in front of a crowd of more than 1,100 students and community members Saturday. The 11 acts ranged from a slam poet and a Chinese yo-yo artist to traditional dance groups and musical

Tuition exceeds learning costs at most colleges, study shows By Matthew Stottlemyre Daily Texan Staff

Students pay more than what it costs universities to educate them, according to a report released by a higher education research center. In the policy paper “Who Subsidizes Whom?” three researchers from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity challenge what some universities consider spending on education. The report explores the methodolog y universities use to claim they subsidize undergraduates. “A l t h o u g h total university spending is often in excess of the tuition charges students pay, in reality, only a portion of many institutions’ budgets go directly to educational spending, meaning that many schools spend large amounts on things totally unrelated to educating students,” the authors said in a statement. The study determined whether

spending on research and public service or on certain student support services and administrative costs count as spending on education. The authors compare expenditures directly related to student education — including utility and maintenance costs and faculty salaries — with the money the school receives from the students. Researchers found almost 70 percent of public research universities receive more than they spend on students. Although unfamiliar w it h t he report released this month, UT Chief Financial Of f icer Ke vin Hegarty said these studies often “look at data in a vacuum.” He said the University could not operate without staff administrators or self-funded auxiliaries, including the Division of Housing and Food Services, but these auxiliaries do not factor into the budget for the aca-

Researchers found almost 70 percent of public research universities receive more than they spend on students.

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UT alumnus Hayden Winkler was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa during his sophomore year at UT. Winkler has since made a full recovery and hopes to start his own brewery in the future.

Man shares struggle with body image By Jody Marie Serrano Daily Texan Staff

On the outside, Hayden Winkler appeared to be in top condition: He was lean and muscular, he exercised daily and he led a healthy lifestyle. No one knew his heart wouldn’t beat more than 30 beats per minute, that his hair was falling out or that beneath his clothes, he could see the outline of every bone in his body. He was diagnosed with anorexia

nervosa with bulimic tendencies his sophomore year at UT in 2007. “I thought that an [eating disorder] was pretty much not eating and being really thin,” Winkler, a UT alumnus, said. “I didn’t think all the other factors, of being afraid of food or gaining weight or all the other physical factors that affect your mental ability would be there.” Research shows 10 percent of people with eating disorders in the U.S. are male, according to the Na-

tional Association for Males with Eating Disorders. The association expects the actual numbers to be higher because males are less likely to report a disorder. In high school, Winkler had always been heavier than some of his peers and self-conscious about his body. He began his journey to lose weight his freshman year of college, intent on taking control of his life

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Sexual assault survivor speaks out in performance By Ahsika Sanders Daily Texan Staff

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Bobbi Duncan said she was 13 years old when she was first sexually assaulted, but it was something she never talked about. She said the abuse continued for about two years. Her assailant was a family friend, and she could not say anything about it. About a year and a half ago, Duncan decided to speak up about her assault. “I decided, ‘OK, enough silence,’” Duncan said. Duncan shared her story as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. She said she wanted to share that opportunity with others at Speak, a multilingual monologue show written by the performers and members of Inspire UT. Inspire UT is an interdisciplinary undergraduate women’s leadership program that looks for students from majors in which women are typically underrepresented such as engineering and architecture. The performance ran Friday and Saturday and will continue this weekend. There is a suggested $5 donation that will be divided between Inspire UT and SafePlace, a local sexual violence advocacy center. Duncan said she used SafePlace’s services to help her deal with her assault. SafePlace reports that 90 percent of Travis County rape and sexual assault survivors, such as Duncan, knew the person who assaulted them. Only 20 percent of rape survivors actually report the rape or sexual assault. Duncan said the monologues are a way to encourage men and women to talk about their bodies, relationships and expectations in their

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Pharmacy graduate student Tatiana Makhinova performs “Forbidden Fruit” during the show “Speak” on Friday night. The monologues were spoken in the speakers’ native languages about their lives as part of inspire UT, a leadership development program.

native languages. “We feel like getting people speaking is the best way to combat sexual violence because the easier it is to talk about yourself, the easier it is to say no,” she said. She said the idea to incorporate different languages into the monologues came from a project she worked on in a Russian language course. “I realized that as long as I was

writing in Russian, I never had to use any words that made me uncomfortable because Russian is not my native language,” she said. She said it made her wonder what Americans whose first language is not English avoid saying because they are not speaking their native language, specifically words about sex, love, relationships and their bodies. “Those are such personal top-

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degree plans in sequences. Currently, journalism students select one of four tracks — print, broadcast, photo or multimedia. Frankel said the narrow focus of the sequences is no longer the most sufficient method to prepare students because journalism has greatly evolved since the last curriculum change in 1993. “The digital revolution has shaken journalism to its roots and changed its nature, the way we do it, the platforms we do it on and our relationship to the people we used to call the audience,” Frankel said. “The curriculum of a good journalism school needs to reflect those changes.” Frankel said the new curriculum is streamlining the num-

ber of courses from roughly 75 to 50. He said the reduction will give students a more straightforward program to help them better focus their studies. Ashlei King, a reporter for ABC News Abilene and 2010 UT broadcast journalism alumna, said she could have benefited from courses in different journalism platforms, such as photography, because she is required to do more than report. “I have to write for TV, and I have to write for the web so the intro reporting courses I took have definitely helped,” she said. “If something comes up, I may use my cell phone to snap a picture but knowing how to operate certain camera kits is going to be necessary.”

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ics, and if we are never talking about them in our native language — words that actually mean something to us — then how are people actually connecting to them?” she said. Curriculum and instruction graduate student Ganiva Reyes said telling her story in her native language made it much more personal and gave it deeper meaning. “Telling it in our home language

STUDY continues from PAGE 1 demic core. The University defines the academic core as expenditures for education and instruction. At UT, the academic core makes up nearly $1.2 billion of the $2.2 billion total operating budget. Separate from the academic core, Hegarty said $450 million of the $695 million the University calls academic enhancement comes from research contracts and grants outside the University. The study excludes this type of spending from the cost of an education. “The debate is what is the value of research in relation to classroom education,” Hegarty said. The opportunity to participate in research supplements undergraduate education. Chemistry honors senior Matthew Welborn said he has participated in theoretical chemistry research since his second semester at UT. He started in the College of Natural Sciences Freshman Research Initiative, which gave him a scholarship through his sophomore year. The program allowed him to continue developing original research to model and study chemical pro-

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evokes something deeper in us and gives us this idea of who we are in connection to society because it allows us to speak freely about things that we wouldn’t normally be comfortable saying,” Reyes said. Duncan said she is glad to be “out” and is no longer afraid to speak about overcoming her assault. “I’m not a victim anymore,” she said. “I’m a survivor now.”

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$2.2 billion cesses and properties through computer simulations of reality. He said his research, which he conducts on a daily basis, helps drive home some of the more abstract concepts he learns through practice. “Something I don’t know if people think about is that it serves as a very good complement to the work I do in the classroom,” Welborn said “You can take the things you learn and then apply them in a very direct way.”

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Ivory Coast tries for order amid continuing turmoil The Associated Press

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Ivory Coast’s justice minister says dozens of family members and domestic workers of disgraced strongman Laurent Gbagbo were freed from detention. Jeannot Ahoussou announced on national television late Saturday that the government released nearly 70 of about 120 people arrested when fighters stormed the presidential residence where Gbagbo had dug in for a last stand. He said 38 were workers including cooks and gardeners. About 30 family members, including Gbagbo’s grandchildren, were taken to a secret location. Gbagbo’s former Foreign Minister Alcide Djedje said they were at an

unlooted family home near the seaside resort of Grand Bassam under U.N. protection. On Tuesday, former Interior Minister Desiree Tagro died after being shot and badly beaten during Monday’s assault that ended four months of fighting over elections won by Alassane Ouattara. The leader of strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s party urged die-hard militants to lay down their arms and called for national reconciliation, even as shooting erupted in a suburb of Abidjan. Pascal Affi N’Guessan read a declaration to the nation Saturday saying “the war has ended� following Gbagbo’s arrest Monday. He urged “an end to the death of our compatriots,� saying the people must “give a chance to the restoration of peace.�

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First Baptist of Possum Kingdom Lake secretary Bobbie Worsham tries to open the door of the charred church safe near Possum Kingdom Lake on Saturday near Mineral Wells. Some Texas residents returned Saturday to homes ravaged by wildfires across the drought-stricken state.

Residents return to aftermath of wildfires ries for his wife and three children. day after volunteer firefighter Greg“It’s just gray ash with a haze over ory M. Simmons died in that area. it. It’s just like a ghost town,� Glass- Eastland officials initially said Simmons died after being overcome by IVAN, Texas — With calmer cock said. The Texas Forest Service report- smoke and falling in a ditch after he winds giving firefighters a chance to get a handle on a few massive Tex- ed that the nearly 105,000-acre fire and other firefighters jumped out of a as wildfires Saturday, some residents returned to their homes — or what was left of them — in communities ravaged by the blazes. Gary Glasscock, who owns a 300acre ranch near Possum Kingdom Lake, found his ranch house and most trees destroyed in a fire that had grown to 45,000 acres Saturday — Gary Glasscock, Ranch owner after combining with another fire. In the popular recreation area about 120 miles west of Dallas, many resort homes were untouched by the flames while some mobile homes started more than a week ago by a fire truck being chased by flames. But were left in ruins. At some houses, welder’s torch in Stonewall, Knox a preliminary autopsy report shows only the garages had burned. and King counties had been 90 per- that Simmons died from blunt force He said he was thankful that some cent contained Saturday, and anoth- trauma, and the Texas Department of friends who had been doing con- er 152,000-acre fire spanning parts Public Safety will determine whether struction work on his property es- of Kent, Fisher, Scurry and Stonewall he died in a crash or after fleeing the caped the flames in time, but was sad counties was 50 percent contained. vehicle, state trooper Phillip “Sparky� to see the loss of the newly rebuilt A 3,000-acre Eastland County fire Dean said late Saturday. ranch home that held special memo- was 95 percent contained Saturday, a Despite firefighters’ progress to By Angela K. Brown The Associated Press

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QUOTes TO NOTe: “I do my best to produce quality work. This is a production snafu.” — Well-paid regent hire Rick O’Donnell

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responding to revelations that his controversial research paper “Is academic research good for Texas?” contains numerous errors, such as inaccurate quotes, data and citations, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

“If there’s any arena in which that is wrong, it is higher education. Higher education should be the birthplace of debating conflicting ideas.” — Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, chair of the

Senate Committee on Higher Education, on behind the scenes attempts between regents and other decision makers to minimize academic research at UT, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

“Excellent meeting just now with Rick. Are you ready for me to get this show on the road?” — UT System general council Francie Frederick

in an e-mail to system chairman Gene Powell regarding the proposed hiring of Rick O’Donnell, in emails obtained by the Texas Tribune. The email was sent February 10th, the day before the position was opened to applicants.

“It is about trying to reduce the cost of textbooks ... It also brings our state statute in alignment with the Higher Education Opportunity Act.” — Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, said about a bill he

UT’s tech problem

authored requiring universities to release a list of textbooks prior to registration in order for students to shop for the best deal, according to The Daily Texan.

higher education, according to The Daily Texan.

“What I have enjoyed the most has been seeing how much of an impact entry-level staffers, aides and interns really have ...You definitely learn a lot that you probably won’t learn in your government classes.” — Spanish and religious studies senior Merrit

Martin on the value of Capitol internships, according to The Daily Texan.

“Obviously, we present a greater target for those people that are emotionally disturbed out there in the public than the average person does.” — Rep. Tim Kleinschmidt, R-Lexington, who

sponsored a House bill which would give elected officials the right to carry firearms in currently prohibited areas, such as churches, bars and schools, according to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.

“They’ve made it very clear that they plan to impose Republican rule on as much of Travis County” — Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, on Republi-

for Blackboard, Desire2Learn, which has a 10 book or conventional email,” according to The percent market share, won that legal battle this Wall Street Journal. It’s a revolutionary change that’s long overpast November. We live in Austin. Michael Dell went to school Most Blackboard competitors are champion- due. Instructure even released a highly enterhere. Both Facebook and Google have offices taining video on YouTube called “Change is here. So then why is it that, in an era of obscene Good,” which parodies Apple’s famous 1984 ad. technological innovation, the interfaces we use But instead of Big Brother, it’s a blackboard that to connect with our University look like they addresses rows of brainwashed students. It’s were designed in 1995? funny because it’s true. Registration for the summer and fall seBeyond Instructure, entrepreneurial students mesters will begin this week and so will stuat universities across the country are creating dent frustration with UT Direct. It’s a system their own alternatives. At Stanford, there’s Classo shockingly bad that the only hope I have sOwl. At Penn, they have Coursekit. And at of properly navigating it is through its search MIT there’s iMobileU. function. It does, however, provide a handy “Pic Then there’s Austin Peay State University in o’ the Click” near the very top of the page that Tennessee, which has developed new coursegenerates random photos of the University. That picking software. The Chronicle of Higher way, when I can’t figure out how to register for Education has called it the “Netflix Effect”; the classes next semester, I’ll at least be able to look software analyzes a student’s major, previous at pictures of the college I won’t be attending. academic performance and data on similar stuUT Direct is, of course, not the only antidents to provide a recommendation in the way quated system students are forced to use. BlackNetflix suggests movies you might like based board, which I’ve written about in the past for on previous rentals. It even predicts what grade its ability to allow our classmates to spam us, is you’ll get. So far, the software has resulted in a dreadful. Meanwhile, UT Webmail was finally half-point GPA increase for students who chose and mercifully disposed of last week, when ITS courses suggested by the program. announced new UT Mail powered by Google. So why can’t Texas be next? Fortunately, ITS The tech problem this University faces is not is trying to help. Beginning Wednesday and unique. According to The Campus Computing ing open-source systems, meaning the source continuing into next week, Texas has opened Project, 57 percent of all colleges and 68 per- code is freely available for developers to inno- up demonstrations from five LMS vendors to cent of public universities use Blackboard as vate. One of those is Instructure, a Utah-based faculty, staff and students. All the big dogs will their learning management system (LMS). It’s a startup that announced Friday that it’s raised be there, including Instructure, Desire2Learn, statistic that’s down from previous years despite $8 million to fund its LMS called Canvas. One Moodle, rSmart and, of course, Blackboard. every attempt of the industry leader to stop it. of those investors just happens to be Google They’ve also made surveys available online Blackboard is the Microsoft of the LMS chairman Eric Schmidt. through which you can and should trash Blackworld, and I don’t mean that in a good way. According to The Wall Street Journal, Can- board. Since its inception, Blackboard has either out- vas, unlike Blackboard, has the functionality The University is finally seeking our input on fought or bought its competitors. Most notable to connect with other online services such as this, so make sure your voice is heard. Otheris Angel Learning, which was bought by Black- Google Docs, Facebook and Twitter. “When a wise, don’t be surprised when you’re asked to board in 2009 after achieving 7 percent market teacher changes the date of a quiz, for example, dig up your old AIM screen name to login to a share. And when that hasn’t worked, Black- students could automatically receive text mes- course chat room. board has sued its rivals to retain a patent over sages to their cellphones, a message on FaceCurl is an advertising graduate student. use of its closed source software. Unfortunately By Brandon Curl Daily Texan Columnist

... why is it that, in an era of obscene technological innovation, the interfaces we use to connect with our University look like they were designed in 1995?

“I’ve challenged our institutions of higher learning to leverage new technology to create a bachelor’s degree program that costs no more than $10,000 — books included.” — Gov. Rick Perry about his passion for cheap

can redistricting efforts, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

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THe FIrINg lINe Stand for social justice I appreciated The Daily Texan’s coverage of the protest on behalf of Planned Parenthood at the capitol in March. I am, however, concerned that I haven’t read anything about the HB 1 amendment that redirected funds away from the Medicaid Women’s Health Program, currently used to provide preventative health services through Planned Parenthood, to other unrelated service areas. Furthermore, the consequences of these cuts require the attention of the student community. The amendment to HB 1, if carried over into the final budget bill, will leave 41 percent of women enrolled in the Medicaid Women’s Health Program without a women’s health care provider. This is because 41 percent of women enrolled in that program go to Planned Parenthood to receive their preventa-

tive care. A bill currently in the House Human Services Committee, HB 419, addresses this large population of women. This bill has received little attention. It is critical that UT students hear about this legislation as it would unjustly reduce Medicaid recipients’ access to medical information and resources. HB 419 would automatically enroll women who are receiving Medicaid and have just given birth into a pilot program that provides women’s health services, with limitations. The bill requires that health care providers promote abstinence-only family planning methods to mothers who are not married and prohibits providers from offering emergency contraception options or referring women to abortion providers. It is troublesome that the women enrolled would not be asked whether they wished to participate. Women in Medicaid are, by the nature of their financial need, limited to the options the program provides

and do not have the means to choose another health care program. It is unethical to take advantage of mothers living in poverty to enact the culture wars of our entire community. If we truly want our legislators to restrict women’s access to medical information and resources, let us consider a bill that would affect Texas women across classes, not simply those without the resources to walk away. We would see a lot more coverage of a bill like that. In the meantime, I urge students at UT who stand for social justice to contact Representative Naishtat, D-49. Naishtat is a member of the Human Services Committee, where this bill awaits a vote. He can be reached at P.O. Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768, 512 4630668 or at house.state.tx.us/members/memberpage/?district=49. — Sinda Nichols Social work graduate student


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Symposium provides support for black women’s well-being By Katrina Tollin Daily Texan Staff

Young women wrote down their favorite and least favorite physical attributes in a body image exercise at a symposium Sunday. The women found the features they disliked were often what someone else liked best about them during the exercise. “It reinforced self-beauty, and I felt it really empowered some people,” said Ariel Taylor, chair of Umoja, a black women’s student group that sponsored the event. About 30 people attended the Black Women’s Symposium workshop on issues affecting black men and women, including body image, sexual health, relationships and future aspirations. The 14th-annual symposium’s theme was “Lyrics of Our Lives,” and parts of the program included music, poetry and song. “We try to find something that

Trent Lesikar | Daily Texan staff

A Travis County deputy sheriff guards a closed intersection during a wildfire after residents were evacuated from their homes in the Oak Hill area of South Austin on Sunday afternoon.

Fires rage across Austin, West Texas A brushfire that destroyed 10 homes broke out in South Austin on Sunday. Palmer Buck, Austin Fire Department battalion chief, said the fire began at approximately 1:32 p.m. About 50 percent of the fire was contained by 10:30 p.m., according to the city of Austin Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. One suspect who fire officials believe started the blaze is currently in custody with a $50,000 bond. Officials have not released the suspect’s name. The fire damaged eight homes in the Oak Hill area, near U.S. Highway 290 and State Highway 71, and 10 more have received fire damage.

Four fire departments — Austin, Westlake, Lake Travis and Oak Hill — helped contain the fire. Two STAR Flight helicopters dumped buckets of water on the blaze, and two C-130 airplanes dropped fire retardant. “It’s just a horrible example of how dry and dangerous it is right now,” Buck said of the drought experienced all across the state. Wildfires continue to spread in West Texas, and more than 195 counties, including Travis County, have an outdoor burn ban currently in place. Residents in the area evacuated their homes, and many could not return by Sunday night. — Trent Lesikar

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Fans will get a chance to explore the incredible boredom that surrounds the Internal Revenue Service in David Foster Wallace’s posthumous novel, “The Pale King,” released three years after his death. More than 60 people heard excerpts from the book and attended a reception in the Harry Ransom Center on Friday. The center holds an archive of Wallace’s work and notes, which will be on display in “Culture Unbound: Collecting in the TwentyFirst Century” until July 31. “I think he did have such a committed following. He has so many readers who were obviously so dismayed at his death and so happy that they have this opportunity to have something else from him,” said Danielle Sigler, curator for academic

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with themselves about their reasons for altering their appearance. Kinnisha Joseph, the group’s second vice-chair, said the event helps bring black female students together and overcome issues they may face. “I know I didn’t have that push — a sense of ‘What are you going to do with your life, and how are you going to make that happen?,” said Joseph, an applied learning and development senior. The group’s name, Umoja, is a Swahili word that means unity, said Trenicia Olotu, first vice-chair of the group and a chemistry senior. She said the event creates a positive environment in which students can change their outlooks on challenges. “It gives them a different outlook on the situations they may face while here in college, bringing up the discussions so they’re able to talk about it,” Olotu said. “We’re all college students, and it allows us a place to talk about the issues we face.”

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resonates to the lives of AfricanAmerican women,” Taylor said. “We definitely know that music has a big part in our lives. Music is everywhere. It is all around you.” The event gives an opportunity for like-minded people, not just African-Americans, who want to promote the health and well-being of black women to get together, said Keisha Bentley, assistant professor of African and African diaspora studies. Bentley said media and popular culture do not always portray examples of healthy black relationships. “Often, black women are missing from the curriculum in courses that they take here at UT, so it means that students have to look at other sources to learn more about black women’s experiences,” she said. She said black women often feel a need to maintain a certain appearance that is portrayed in the media, and young women should be honest

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affairs and event coordinator. Wallace died by suicide in 2008. Editor Michael Pietsch pieced the book together from Wallace’s notes. The novel “takes agonizing daily events like standing in lines, traffic jams and horrific bus rides — things we all hate — and turns them into moments of laughter and understanding,” Pietsch said in a September 2010 statement. Time Magazine included Wallace’s bestselling 1996 book, “Infinite Jest,” on its All-Time 100 Greatest Novels list. English senior Hunter Knox said having the collection available at the University was a way to learn more about how Wallace may have approached writing and to better understand his works. “Having that available is a tool that can help young writers or people who just want to learn more

about Wallace,” Knox said. “We’ll never really be able to understand and get inside his head, and I think that to think that we would be pretty foolish, but it gives us a better idea and helps us come to terms with his place in contemporary literature.” The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation’s New Fiction Confab and BookPeople co-hosted the event. “[The Pale King] is deeply experimental,” said local author Amelia Grey. “He was really famously obsessed with avoiding cliche at that line level and wanted to take any possible cliche and break it down, so your brain has to slow down when you’re reading it.” Jenn Shaland, an English graduate student, is concentrating her studies on Wallace. “It’s a tricky thing. He doesn’t get to edit it down to its final version,” she said.

NEWS BRIEFLY College students challenge immigrant tuition increase About 100 college students from across the state protested anti-illegal immigration legislation and resolutions at Texas A&M University on Friday. Texas DREAM Act Alliance, a statewide organization that supported a federal bill that would have granted amnesty for undocumented students who completed four years of college, organized the rally. The students spoke out against state bills and Texas A&M resolutions which seek to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented students. Current law states that students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents can pay in-state tuition at UT if they graduate from a Texas high school they attended for three years. More than 550 UT students pay in-state tuition under this provision, said Deana Williams, assistant director of admissions. UT government sophomore Adrian Reyna — a member of University Leadership Initiative, a coalition of undocumented students and allies — spoke at the rally about the challenges of being undocumented. “People belittle you for who you are, and you don’t have the same kind of liberties,” he said. “We believe that it’s better to have an educated population in Texas.” The rally was part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the issues undocumented students face, said Cesar Espinosa, executive director of Fielhouston, a nonprofit organization that hopes to improve the lives of undocumented immigrants. “These kids are kids that have been here a very young age, who have studied here and who speak perfect English,” Espinosa said. “They deserve the right to a higher education.” — Allison Harris

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Bats come alive in eighth; gives team comeback win vs. Big 12 rival Texas Tech

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It took them longer than they may have liked, but the No. 6 Longhorns got just enough out of their offense in the weekend finale against Texas Tech, rallying back in the eighth inning to top the Red Raiders 3-1, giving Texas a 2-1 series victory. Reliever Hoby Milner tossed a nohit frame to begin the seminal eighth inning, and the Texas offense made sure not to squander the opportunity. Paul Montalbano started the rally in the bottom with a single to left field and then advanced to second on a Jordan Etier-sacrifice bunt. Lucas Kephart came in to the game as a pinch-hitter for Alex Silver and drew a walk on a full count, putting runners on first and second for Texas. On the next pitch, Brandon Loy took matters into his own hands, lined a single to right field to score Montalbano and tie the game up at one apiece. Tant Shepherd then registered his first hit of the game, hitting the first pitch he saw down the left-field line

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Junior shortstop Brandon Loy looks to throw out a runner at first in Sunday’s game versus Texas Tech. Loy had two hits in the game and scored a run that helped the Longhorns to a 3-1 win.

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Sunday in an attempt to relieve themselves of the hitting slump suffered in a loss the day before to Texas Tech. The offensive players rolled up their pant legs to show half of their socks and used a newfound By Jon Parrett energy to come back and beat Tech Daily Texan Staff by two runs. When things aren’t going right, “We went with mid socks today just focus on your fashion. to loosen up the players and the ofThat’s what the Longhorns did fense,” said Texas first baseman Tant

Shepherd. “The scoreboard didn’t show we were loose, but we were.” The decision to change socks was brought on by a team meeting held before the game. Texas head coach Augie Garrido met with team leaders to try and find a way for them to communicate better with each other and make the game more fun. “The meeting was about getting the players to feel good about play-

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ing. This game can get you down,” Garrido said. “Yesterday was a tough day and was very tough on the players’ emotions.” Texas got only three hits in a 2-1 loss on Saturday, and it looked to be more of the same heading into the eighth inning on Sunday. The Red Raiders had a 1-0 lead, and Texas went down in order in three consecutive innings.

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Texas shortstop Taylor Thom rounds second base on Sunday in a 6-1 win over Iowa State. Thom had an excellent game at the plate going 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs scored.

Texas rewrites record book vs. Cyclones The Longhorns rewrote several pieces of the school record book in their two-game sweep of Iowa State during the weekend. First, Texas senior Amy Hooks moved up to third in career homers, with a two-run blast on Saturday, and all-American pitcher Blaire Luna threw a complete-game shutout to give the team a 3-0 victory. Also in the weekend’s first game, junior Lexy Bennett moved into first in the single-season runs-scored list when she plated her 49th run of the 2011 campaign. Then, on Sunday, freshman pitcher Rachel Fox earned the 6-1 win for Texas as freshman Brejae Washington hit a triple in the second inning, tying a record for the most in a single season by Texas. The wins pushed the third-

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“Yesterday was tough on us, and the first seven innings were tough on us today,” said shortstop Brandon Loy. “When you’re putting doughnuts on the board, it’s not fun. You’ve got to find a way to make it fun, and that’s what we did.” Loy tied the game in the eighth inning with an RBI single hit into

ranked Longhorns to a record of 37-4 on the season and 9-0 in the Big 12. In game one, Hooks shined on offense as she went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and one run scored. Hooks is now third in UT record books, with 31 career homers. Luna gave up only two hits while striking out 11. Her performance lowered her season ERA to 0.88, second best in the Big 12. Although Luna gave up two hits in the game, she remained perfect going into the fourth inning. Luna is now tied for first in the Texas book, with 51 career victories. “That was one of Luna’s best games of the year,” said Texas head coach Connie Clark. “I think that and against Washington are the two best we’ve seen just in regards to movement and command with every pitch in her arsenal.” In the weekend’s second game,

Fox gave up three hits and one run late in the game, but her performance was enough to chip away at opposing batters and to keep the Cyclones at bay through seven innings. Despite the victory, Clark was a little less satisfied with her team’s performance Sunday. “I do not think the score indicates that we had to work through some things,” Clark said. “I thought our energy waned a little bit, but it is good to get the win. We talked about that. You got to be ready to go and keep the energy throughout the game.” The defense behind Fox made several key plays, including a diving catch by center fielder Washington that flattened any momentum created by Iowa State. However, the Texas defense was not without error.

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First-year tour pros aren’t supposed to win right away — they’re supposed to take their lumps and learn from their mistakes on their way to victory. But Brendan Steele apparently did not get that memo, earning his first PGA tour victory in his freshman season on tour at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio on Sunday. “I don’t even know what’s going on right now,” Steele said. “I’m on cloud nine. It’s amazing.” Steele was solid all week and remained part of a crowded leaderboard going into Sunday, alongside big names such as Adam Scott. But unlike Scott, who tied for 23rd, Steele endured the harsh conditions and wind and delivered a steady final round. Steele made it to red numbers for the first time on Sunday, with a birdie at the par-5 second hole but gave the stroke back with a bogey at five. He then birdied the par-3 seventh, putting himself at 8-under, and as it turned out, that was all he needed for

the win. He walked the back nine right alongside his prime competition, with fellow Californian and PGA-tour rookie Kevin Chappell matching him shot for shot at 8-under the whole way until the 17th, where a miss-hit second shot from 87 yards by Chappell placed him out of position and forced a bogey on the hole. “I had 87 yards and figured it was playing 100,” Chappell said. “I’ll be honest, I think I just fell asleep. When I found the ball in flight, it was right of the hole, and I was like ‘Whoa, what just happened?’” Steele walked up to the 18th tee with a one-shot lead and needed a par to secure the victory. He hit a drive dead center of fairway to start it off and decided to lay up with a nine iron to wedge distance instead of going at the green from 250 yards away. Then at that moment, nerves might have struck as he proceeded to fly his wedge over the green, putting his par in jeopardy. Chipping for four, he rolled the ball

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Brendan Steele escapes a bunker Sunday, on route to his first PGA tour victory at the Valero Texas Open.

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SPORTS BRIEFLY

Tennis team finishes regular season with two victories Tennis team finishes regular season with pair of wins On Friday, the 25th-ranked Longhorns won 5-2 at Nebraska. Texas took an early edge in the match by winning all three doubles events, earning a point. The Huskers were able to tie the score after Weinstein pulled a 6-3, 6-1 defeat over Mello. But the Longhorns took four straight after that, securing the victory. “It was a good day,” said Texas head coach Patty-Fendick McCain. “Any day you get a win here is a good day. Nebraska is comfortable indoors in its home facility, but I’m proud of these ladies for getting the win.” Iowa State was next on the chopping block. After the victory over Nebraska, the Longhorns traveled to Ames, where they knocked off Iowa State 5-2 in the final match of the season. The Longhorns travels to the Big 12 Championship in two weeks at the Baylor Tennis Center in Waco. Their 9-2 conference record means they’ll likely earn a first-round bye. — Alex Endress


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for a huge two-run triple, plating Loy and Tim Maitland, who was pinch-running for Kephart. “The veteran leadership came through big time with Paul getting the leadoff single in the eighth, Etier moving him over, then Loy coming through, and Shepherd coming through with a big hit to separate the two teams,” said Texas head coach Augie Garrido. Loy began the game with a leadoff double to left field on an 0-2 pitch and then advanced to third on a productive Mark Payton groundout. But Shepherd struck out swinging, and Erich Weiss hit a slow roller to Tech pitcher Brennan Stewart, and Loy was left stranded at third, 90 feet away from the first run of the game. Starting pitcher Sam Stafford pitched well in his first weekend start since the beginning of the sea-

son, giving up one run and striking out four in five innings of work. “It was a huge game,” Stafford said. “You have to focus on doing your job and giving your team the best chance to win. If you take care of those things, a majority of the time, we’re going to win the ball game.” Stafford was pulled after he walked Tech’s Kelby Tomlinson to start the sixth inning. Freshman Nathan Thornhill replaced him on the mound and finished the inning for Texas, striking out two. But the Longhorns couldn’t capitalize in the bottom of the frame, as Loy flied out to center, and Payton and Shepherd struck out. The seventh inning came and went much the same way — solid pitching, this time from sophomore Milner, negated by poor offense, with Kevin Lusson grounding into a

double play to end the inning. Freshman closer Corey Knebel came on in the ninth and picked up his 11th save of the year, while the win went to Milner (4-2). “The bullpen was what it needs to be for us to be consistent,” Garrido said. “We brought in Hoby, and he’s been valuable in these games. He gave us two innings, and we were able to get to Knebel, who did his thing.” It wasn’t a perfect game for the slow-starting Longhorns, but it was enough to give Texas (27-9, 11-4 Big 12) its fourth series win over a conference opponent on the year, one against a quality opponent in Texas Tech (23-15, 6-9). “To come back and find a way to get this done, it gives us some confidence,” Loy said. “This team has it. It’s all there; we just have to find a way to get it going earlier.”

Shepherd hit a first-pitch curveball down the left-field line for a triple two batters later that scored two runs and put Texas up for good. “We’ve got to find a way to string hits together, and that’s what we did in the eighth,” Loy said. “One hit an inning is not going to do it. We’ve got to capitalize on scoring chances for momentum.” Loy and Shepherd were two of the five leaders present at the pregame meeting and said that it was

effective hearing criticism from teammates and not just coaches. “When the message comes from one of your teammates, it means more,” Shepherd said. Loy said the Longhorns need to figure out how to relax during pressure situations and realize that they’re playing baseball to have fun. “It wasn’t fun all day, I promise you that,” Loy said. “We’d obviously like it to be a little easier, but we’ll take the win.”

Senior Kellen Damico looks ready to return a shot on Sunday. On Senior Day, Damico was able to win his singles match helping to push the Longhorns to a win.

Seniors walk away from court with W’s SOCKS continues from PAGE 6 By wes Maulsby Daily Texan Staff

In the final home matches of their careers, seniors Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico both walked out of PenickAllison Tennis Center with wins, and No. 11 Texas defeated 38th-ranked Nebraska 5-2 on Sunday. With the math even at one point each, Damico gave Texas its first lead in the match. After taking the first set, Damico held a 5-2 lead before Nebraska’s Christopher Aumueller tightened the match to 5-4. But Damico proved too strong and took the next game to seal the point, 6-4, 6-4. After starting the season at the No. 3 position in the lineup, Damico took advantage of the opportunities given to him and worked his way up. As Texas juggled inconsistency problems heading into conference play, Damico continued to produce and has been one of the team’s biggest strengths. The second member of Texas’ senior class also had a nice after-

DEFENSE continues from PAGE 6 “There were phenomenal defensive plays, especially early in the game,” Clark said. “But there were a couple of routine plays that

noon in his final match in Austin. Corrie dropped the first set of his match but quickly recovered. With the match already secured, Corrie was the last man on the court and was able to take a long third set 6-4 to take his final point in Austin. “I’m happy for my seniors, Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico, to see them win on senior day,” said Texas head coach Michael Center. Texas got itself in trouble for the third straight match, as Nebraska fought through a Texas match point in doubles to take the opening point as well as the lead heading into singles competition. Texas failed to take the doubles point for the third straight match after only losing one in its first 17 matches. “We got into a hole after doubles. We had a chance to win the doubles point and got to match point, but before you knew it, Nebraska had won it, and it was over,” Center said. “It became a bit of a roller coaster after that.”

But the Longhorns came roaring back in singles. Including Nebraska, they have now won five of their last six singles points. Junior Jean Andersen leveled the match at one apiece after quickly disposing of Nebraska’s Andre Stenger in straight sets. After Damico, Texas got its third point in a straight set win from sophomore Vasko Mladenov, and the clincher came from fellow sophomore Daniel Whitehead in three sets. “Ben Chen lost a tough match again after being up a break in the third, and then Daniel Whitehead got us the clinching point in the end,” Center said. Texas got out to a quick 3-1 lead, after claiming points at Nos. 1, 3 and 5 spots in singles but wasn’t able to take full control of the other matches until the very end. The win puts Texas at 3-2 in the Big 12 and 17-6 overall. Texas finishes the regular season Saturday as it travels to College Station to take on conference-leading Texas A&M.

we didn’t make later in the game. You don’t ever want to extend innings for your opponents — It’s just something about energy and focus.” After a disappointing midweek loss to Stephen F. Austin, the Longhorns were eager to get back into conference play and extend their

current conference win streak. “That’s always important because we are looking to win the Big 12 this year,” Washington said. “Staying undefeated [in the Big 12] and not being content with a loss like that and being able to battle with Iowa State was a great win for us today.”

right field that scored Paul Montalbano from second base. Loy was up to bat Saturday with bases loaded and two outs but grounded out to shortstop to end the game. “I take that stuff personally,” he said. “As a leader on this ball club, people look up to me, and that’s something I’ve got to do.”

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Sophomore pitcher Hoby Milner gets ready to deliver a pitch to the Red Raider battery. Miller pitched two shutout innings to help the Longhorns defeat Tech.

WEEKEND RECAP Men’s golf

Men’s Track

Weak showing brightened by youth Another top 5 By chris Medina Daily Texan Staff

As a team, Texas had a disappointing weekend in Walnut, Calif., not winning a single event at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday or Saturday, but some strong individual performances from the Longhorn underclassmen point toward better results in the future. In the shotput finals on Saturday, sophomore Hayden Baillio tossed 62 feet 5 1/4 inches, good enough for fifth

in the invitational section and the best throw of any collegiate athlete. Junior Jacob Thormaehlen finished right behind him in sixth, with a throw of 59 feet 5 3/4. Adding to the outburst of young talent was freshman Ryan Dohner, who ran in the Open A section of the 5,000 meters on Friday. Dohner finished in third with a time of 13 minutes, 56.94 seconds, the best time in the event by a Longhorn since 2005. Also on the first day of competition, sophomore Patrick

McGregor recorded a strong performance in the 1,500 meters, with a third-place time of 3:43.51. In the long jump, freshman Mark Jackson posted his best outdoor jump since coming to Texas, with a leap of 24 feet 9 3/4 inches. Meanwhile, the Longhorn 400-meter relay squad, consisting of Alex Williams, Trevante Rhodes, D.J. Monroe and Marquise Goodwin, finished third in the invitational section, with a time of 39.74 seconds.

rowing

Team shows toughness in close races By nick cremona Daily Texan Staff

Earlier in the year, the Longhorns were dominating their opponents, winning races by an average of nearly 10 seconds. This weekend’s Virginia Invitational showed the team’s grit as it stepped up to win some photo-finish races, as well. In the first session Friday evening, the Longhorns took three of four races from 17th-ranked UCLA and also won their race against No. 13 Clemson. The first varsity eight boat squeaked past the Bruins, winning by just two seconds in 7 minutes, 16.7 seconds, while the first varsity four beat out the Bruins by 0.6 seconds, finishing in 8 minutes,

52.9 seconds. Saturday’s multiple races against Clemson were just as close. The first varsity eight continued its dominant spring record, edging out the Tigers by 2.1 seconds, while the second varsity eight boat redeemed its Friday’s loss to UCLA with a two-second win. Texas was overmatched Sunday as it took on No. 8 Michigan State. In all but one of the races, the difference in time was within five seconds, but the Longhorns only managed to win in the second varsity four race in 7 minutes, 40.1 seconds. It was especially frustrating for Texas head coach Carie Graves. Because the races themselves take place in the water, far removed from

coaches, there are very few adjustments they can make after the starting gun. “You can’t do anything. You have no control,” Graves said. “It’s like having a kid. You hope you’ve done what you’ve had to do, you hope you can get it right, and you hope they get it because you’re just standing there. You don’t know how they did until they come back to the dock, and they tell me how it felt.” The Virginia Invitational was the last regular season regatta of the spring as the Longhorns gear up for the Big 12 and Conference USA Championships. “[Now we] are looking for focus and better rowing,” Graves said. “We’re looking for a lot of things technically.”

finish for Texas at Texas A&M By Blake Mcadow Daily Texan Staff

The Longhorns placed fifth in the last regular season tournament, earning their fifth top-five finish. Texas shot 42-over in the Aggie Invitational and finished only one stroke behind the fourth-place Baylor Bears. Host Texas A&M proved why it has been a top-10 team over the past few weeks, claiming the team title at five-over. The Aggies shot four-under in the final round to win their second tournament of the year. Oklahoma State came in second, shooting a 24-over. Texas sophomores Julio Vegas and Johnathan Schnitzer both carded strong second and third rounds. Schnitzer finished at 6-over and tied for 14th on the individual leaderboard. Vegas recorded six birdies in his 4-under final round. This was the only round under-par for the Longhorns during the event. Junior Dylan Frittelli flirted with under-par scores every round but was not able to break through into negative scores. Frittelli finished at 9-over and tied for 24th. Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein shot 5-under for the tournament to take the individual title, his second of the year. Uihlein has been the consensus No. 1 college player the entire season and recently competed in the Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga. Postseason play commences with the Big 12 Championships in Hutchinson, Kan., on April 25.

STEELE continues from PAGE 6 past the hole, brushing the edge of the cup in the process, leaving him seven feet away from par and the win. Steele stepped up and knocked it into the back of the hole, ending the round with an emphatic double fist pump, celebrating the win. “I try to keep it pretty much under control,” Steele said. “Just an outrush of emotion there, I couldn’t believe I had actually done it.” Steele had a bit of a slow start to his PGA Tour career, missing the cut in six of his first 11 starts. His best finish of the year prior to the Valero Open was a tie for 17th at the Farmers Insurance Open. But Steele had no doubt that he had the ability to succeed on tour, even if the results weren’t

there early on. A lot of the confidence Steele shows stems from his wire-towire win at last year’s Nationwide Tour Championship, which vaulted him into the top 25 of the standings, allowing him to earn his tour card. “I definitely feel [the Tour Championship] helped me, just giving the right mind-set and really trying to stay away from the outcome on each shot and for the day,” Steele said. A pair of former Longhorns, Jhonattan Vegas and Justin Leonard, played in the tournament, but both finished outside the top 25. Austin resident Rich Beem began the final round in contention for the victory, but he dropped from contention quickly to finish tied for 15th.

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Electronic, hip-hop artists HONEY continues from PAGE 10 to take the stage this week By Francisco Marin Daily Texan Staff

WHAT: YACHT, Love Inks

It’s been nearly two years since the release of YACHT’s last album, See Mystery Lights, but if front man Jona Bechtolt’s recent Twitter feed is any indication of the band’s activity, YACHT has never been better. The Portland-Marfa-Los Angeles collaboration makes idiosyncratic synthpop and has toured with LCD Soundsystem and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Austinbased electronic dream poppers Love Inks open the night. A lot has changed since Melbournebased band Cut Copy released their first full-length album, Bright Like Neon Love, in 2004. Whereas their first release was a dreamy, feverish venture into electronic dance music, 2011 album Zonoscope was the band’s clearest and most precise vision yet. Zonoscope finds the band leaning more toward electronic rock ‘n’ roll, although the result is no less satisfying. Like-minded electropoppers Holy Ghost! open up the night with their brand of DFA-approved Italo-disco jams. No rap album in 2010 drew as much vitriol and praise at the same time as Curren$y’s Pilot Talk II. With appearances and samples from Big K.R.I.T., Raekwon and Erykah Badu, Pilot Talk II was spacious and contemplative for a rap album — something that wasn’t completely lost on fans of the burgeoning “stoner hiphop” canon that includes Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA. Although electropop might have reached its peak as bands such as MGMT and hot messes like Uffie took to the charts, there’s always been

SCREAM continues from PAGE 10 opportunity to solve the murders. It’s good to see the original cast, who all inhabit their characters like no time has passed. But the focus is instead shifted to Sidney’s young cousin, Jill (Emma Roberts), who also finds herself a target of the killer. From its tongue-in-cheek pun of an opening and until its final 20 minutes, day, month day, 2008

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something consistent and timeless about French electro-dance group Yelle. Four years in the making, their upcoming album, Safari Disco Club might be a little darker than their bubbly 2007 debut, Pop Up, as evidenced by recent single “La Musique.” “Scream 4” moves along with genuine fear and a grimacing sense of self-effacement. But in its final sequences, the movie gets lost in its own internal logic, a confused diatribe that tries to be something clever. The final moments of “Scream” movies have famously taken the story to outright loony levels for the sake of campiness, but here, it doesn’t quite work. All said, go see “Scream 4,” stay until you find out who the killer is, then leave.

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summer, we’re set,” Bouffard said. As an operating company, Bouffard said he has to plan in advance for disasters. This includes placing hives in prime locations where there’s water and an overgrowth of greenery. “We had [a drought] two years ago, and we were still able to get through it,” he said. “And the way we do that is we find little gold mines of moisture.” Lined up at the perimeter of a flourishing grove are 10 of Bouffard’s newest brood chambers, or the nursery areas, where the queen bee, mother of the hive, lays 1,000 eggs a day. With a lifespan of 30 days, bees spend it working in the super chamber where honey is made. Warmer temperatures are good for honey production, but tropical climates are even better because there’s more vegetations, Bouffard said. An ideal location for bees would have a mixture of coniferous and deciduous, or hard wood and evergreen, trees. The taste and color of honey is controlled by the plants and trees, Bouffard said. Each batch of honey is always different, but Round Rock Honey are generally of a thicker viscosity and darker chestnut color, compared to East Coast Honey’s general light mixture of black locust and clethra. The first time Bouffard ever sold

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tor suit on. “I never, never go without a suit now,” he said. Besides traveling to flowers, drinking their nectar and regurgitating it into honeycombs to make honey, bees are integral to nature’s circle of life, Bouffard said. Pollen rubs onto their bodies and falls off onto the ground as they fly, increasing the land’s richness. Their touch stimulates plants and trees. “Think of it like if you have five rubber balls and you throw them into a kindergarten playroom, they would be much more excited than if they didn’t have those rubber balls,” Bouffard said. “Bees are like those rubber balls. They encourage the plants to be more active.” Bees travel up to four square miles from their hive but usually like to stick close to home and prefer to feed off of one large plant. If there was a persimmon tree, for instance, the bees would suck the nectar until it runs out. A vital component to making honey is moisture. Without water, plants die, leaving no nectar for honey. Currently under a dry spell — with no heavy downpours for the past three months — wildflowers and vegetation are scarce for bees to feed on in Texas. But Bouffard said he’s not worried. “Even though we are looking at a drought that’s probably severe this

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Busyas a Bee

Andrew Torrey | Daily Texan Staff

Conrad Bouffard, owner of Round Rock Honey, inspects honeycombs from one of his 4,000 hives. Each box hive can produce up to 50 pounds of honey in a season.

By Julie Rene Tran

Intoxicated by the smoke from burning raw cotton and pine sawdust, the Italian bees crept out of their hive to sip on the honey drizzled on the edge of their wooden box home. Yellow specks of pollen dusted their delicate wings and striped torsos. As the mass of bees filed out to claim their share of the sweet, their murmur amplified, drowning out the sound of passing cars. This hive, just off of Sam Bass Road in Round Rock, is just one of local

beekeeper Conrad Bouffard’s 4,000 state-registered hives, scattered across Austin’s surrounding areas. From Hutto to Kingsland to Georgetown to Bee Caves, more than 150,000 bees work diligently to produce 120 to 180 pounds of natural raw honey for his company, Round Rock Honey, per year. There are more than three laborious months until the bees fill the hive with 40 pounds of honey. Covered head-to-toe in a white,

ventilated bee suit, Bouffard visits eight to 10 hives every now and then, refilling the hive’s supplementary water gallon or realigning those pestered by raccoons and skunks. Bees are selfsustaining, he said. Of the 700 bee stings Bouffard has gotten, only one has landed him in the emergency room. He says that bite on his chin was the result of his laziness of not putting his bee protec-

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Honey is used to distract and calm the bees while the hives are being inspected. Placing hives near HONEY continues on PAGE 8 drought-resistant vegetation helps maintain them during the hot summer months.

BOOK REVIEW

FILM REVIEW

BOSSYPANTS

SCREAM 4

Tina Fey’s book explains comedy’s role in daily life

Latest movie in franchise loses steam in final scenes

it have to be anything else? If Fey has taught us anything in her career as a celebrated humorist workThere’s been debate about what ing as the first female head writer exactly Tina Fey’s book, “Bossy- of “Saturday Night Live,” the brains pants,” is. Is it “a sort-of memoir” as behind “Mean Girls” and the star of The Washington Post describes it? “30 Rock,” it is that some of the best Or is it, as Entertainment Weekly humor comes from a willingness to says, a “genially jumbled memoir- laugh at people (including yourself) who take things esque collection”? too seriously. In her New York And while Times review Ja“Bossypants” net Maslin says touches on it is not a memsome serious oir but a “spiky subjects (body blend of humor, issues, cruintrosp ec tion, el comments, critical thinkmotherhood), ing and Nora the only solEphron-isms id stance Fey for a new gentakes in her eration.” Comshort book ic Janeane Garofalo for NPR: — Janet Maslin, New York Times writer is that if life’s challenges are “a sort of here’sslowly killing what-happenedyou, a sense of and-why-I thinkhumor is going this kind of to help you get book.” Huh? through it. Let’s put this to There are numerous accounts, bed: “Bossypants,” referring to her management style, is not a memoir, the best including her confrontessay collection, feminist manifes- ing an early puberty (“I knew from to or whatever it was Garofalo was commercials that one’s menstrutrying to say. It is funny. Why does al period was a blue liquid that By Aleksander Chan Daily Texan Staff

A spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation

Bossypants

By Aleksander Chan Daily Texan Staff

Tina Fey

Genre: Humor Pages: 288 For those who like: Nora Ephron, David Sedaris

Grade: A you poured like laundry detergent onto pads to test their absorbency.”), an inside look of glamorous magazine photo shoots (“THE FUNNEST!”) and how “30 Rock” came to be (“People would stop to watch before realizing we were not ‘Sex and the City,’ when they would leave immediately.”) Having worked in TV and sketch comedy (and TV about sketch comedy) for most of her life, her comedic style and thinking seems consequently episodic in nature; each individual piece or joke may be hilarious, but taken as a whole, it’s unclear how it’s all supposed to fit together. It’s a good thing then that in “Bossypants,” she fires off some of the best one-offs in her career. In the chapter “Dear Internet,” she

does what few celebrities would have the gall to do: She calls out snarky and sometimes flat-out nasty Internet commenters like Perez Hilton who wrote “she has not a single funny bone in her body.” Part of her reply is: “You know who does have a funny bone in her body? Your mom every night for a dollar.” Throughout the book, Fey shifts between embarrassing autobiographical storyteller to showbiz insider to relatable dinner conversationalist. And as a comedienne, she knows how to turn a phrase so it hits just the right points of wryness, sarcasm and sanity. An almost 300-page riff on her own life, “Bossypants” is Tina Fey being as true to herself as she’s ever been.

Wes Craven’s “Scream 4” is less of a fourth installment in the horrorsatire series and more of a throwback to the 1996 original. But retro is in: This movie operates at a bizarre level of existentialism that beholds a pointed critique at its own existence, all swathed in the techno gadgetry, hardly dressed co-eds and pornographic torture of the modern horror genre. Ten years after the events of “Scream 3,” Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to her hometown on the last stop on her book tour. She’s penned a bestselling memoir about her traumatic life as the fixation of serial killers and the

basis for a successful and schlocky film franchise, “Stab,” that serves as the “Scream” within the “Scream” universe. On the anniversary of the original murders, a new Ghostface emerges, his ON THE WEB: kills modWatch the “Scream eled af4” trailer ter the first “Stab” mov@dailytexan ie. With Sidonline.com ney again the target of a killer, Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) heads what proves to be an incompetent investigation while his wife Gale (Courtney Cox) sees another

SCREAM continues on PAGE 8

Scream 4

Wes Craven Genre: Slasher Runtime: 103 minutes For those who like: The Scream series

Grade: B


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