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Sexual assault edu. policy moves forward Senate Executive Committee votes at Friday’s meeting to send proposal for further review By Alex Kirshner Staff writer The University Senate Executive Committee on Friday unanimously approved for review a bill that, if adopted,

would make sexual assault education a requirement for all incoming students. The university’s Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Program offers guest workshops in UNIV 100 courses and by request, but the

proposal’s sponsors — including bill author Lauren Redding, a Diamondback editor — said the current regimen lacks consistency and frequency. The senate’s Sexual Harassment Task Force will now review the bill before sending it back to the executive committee by March. “Too often it’s random who gets


this education and who does not,” said Andrea Marcin, former Student Government Association health and wellness director, “and that’s not going to lead to a really healthy sexual climate on campus, where students know about preventing sexual assaults.” Though the legislation has just passed its first hurdle with the com-

Univ.Club cuts rates Move comes after drop in student leases By Annika McGinnis Staff writer

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O’Malley pushes for death penalty repeal Governor’s support could help long-sought measure make it to Senate floor this year By Jim Bach Senior staff writer Lawmakers are once again making a push to repeal the state’s seldom-used death penalty, but this year could prove to be different with Gov.Martin O’Malley putting his political might behind the effort for the first time since 2009. While frequently proposed, the bill has not gained momentum in years past because it has historically been killed in the 11-member Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee before making it to a floor vote. But O’Malley’s support may change the landscape in Annapolis, as it did with same-sex marriage last year, and shift the political will toward repeal.


A 6-5 split in the judiciary committee has kept repeal from the Senate, but it remains to be seen whether the committee’s perennial swing vote, Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-Baltimore County), will tip the scales in favor of repeal. If not, Senate President Mike Miller (D-Calvert and Prince George’s) — who supports the death penalty — can bypass the committee process, and it can be petitioned to the floor. Miller has said he will acquiesce to O’Malley if 24 senators sign the petition. The newfound gubernatorial support has lawmakers optimistic this will be the year the bill finally makes it to See repeal, Page 3


EDITOR’S NOTE: The names of several individuals were withheld to protect their jobs. While students often see apartment complex rent prices climb from year to year, the University Club recently slashed its rates in response to a drop in student leases. To increase occupancy rates at the apartment complex, which has traditionally offered some of the cheapest off-campus housing, management decreased prices from about $500 per person a month for a two-bedroom, four-person apartment to just $440. Occupancy rates are now in the upper 80s, compared to the lower 90s last year, according to a person with working knowledge of the property. To reel in student renters, the complex has done everything from holding a pizza party on Wednesday for students who promised to renew their lease, to considering furnishing apartments. “This is the first I’m hearing [that rent’s] gone down this far for everybody,” said Katie Chang, a junior psychology major who has lived in University Club for three years. “Most apartment complexes have a repu-

mittee’s vote, Senate Chairwoman Martha Nell Smith said the issue hasn’t received enough attention. “I do think we’ve been kicking the can down the road on this one,” she said. University policy mandates that only select classes and students involved in See assault, Page 2

UNIVERSITY CLUB RATES After seeing a drop in student leases, University Club slashed its rates in the hopes of increasing its occupancy rate. Below, the previous rate is in green and the reduced one is in blue.




$440 tation of upping rent at least a little bit every year, but we’ve been going progressively lower, so it seems like a business strategy just to attract more broke college kids.” Both the decreased rent and slipping occupancy rate can be attributed to changes in the housing market since the opening of The Enclave in fall 2011, said a University Club official. Because the number of students hasn’t increased in response to the housing expansion, there are more than 600 vacant beds in the immediate market, he added. “The university had more housing available than [the] last couple of years,” wrote Marti Rowntree, a manager at nearby Parkside at College Park, another complex known for having less-expensive rates, in an email. “And I believe they are adding so it will be more of a challenge for us (Parkside, University Club, rental homes) to compete with everyone.” But the official said he would expect The Varsity’s and the University See rates, Page 2

A ticket to Hollywood University alumna advances to next round of American Idol By Sarah Sexton Staff writer As American Idol kicked off a new season with its New York City audition premiere, university alumna Kriss Mincey began her journey exactly as she’d hoped: with a golden ticket to Hollywood. The ticket was a welcome boost to Mincey’s pursuit of a career as a folkinspired rhythm and blues singer, and advanced her to the next stage in the popular Fox reality show. But whether or not she wins the coveted title, Mincey hopes to use music to inspire others and raise awareness for causes she believes in. “I’ve always spoken with Kriss about having a cause and being a blessing to someone else,” said Mincey’s mother, Sharon Turner. “I think American Idol is an awesome opportunity for her, and she’s ready and confident. This is a

huge step forward in her career and endeavors.” The day after her audition in front of the celebrity judges aired on national television, Mincey said she woke up to more than 250 Facebook notifications from excited friends and family. “ I re m e m b e r talking to my mom and saying, ‘This is kriss mincey, a university alumna, received the coveted golden ticket to Hollywood on really overwhelm- the latest season of American Idol at a New York City audition. photo courtesy of kriss mincey ing, but if I can’t The message Mincey hopes will reach handle this, then how will I handle trav- her listeners is one of empowerment and eling the world and reaching people with my music?’” Mincey said. See IDOL, Page 2

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IDOL From PAGE 1 optimism — in her favorite song on her upcoming debut album, she encourages her audience to let go of fear and insecurity. “Fear is not real. It’s an emotion, and you can choose it, but you can also choose happiness,” Mincey said. “And insecurity is part of who we are as humans. We’re under so much pressure to be perfect and complete, but you should be focused on being the best you. Instead of competing in the game that already exists, you can change the rules and create your own lane.” During her time at the university, Mincey began forging a path into the music industry while singing at open-mic nights and recording music at the campus radio station, WMUC. She remembers students approaching her on the street and saying they had seen her perform at the Juke Joint open-mic events at the Nyumburu Cultural Center. One of those encounters led to

Rates From PAGE 1 View’s occupancies to decrease as well as a result of oversupply. The Varsity filled 97.5 percent of its beds this year, 4.5 percent more than last year, according to Varsity manager Ashley Brittain. And at the University View, 100 percent of beds are occupied versus 95 percent last year, said Whitney, a University View community assistant. Several residents of University Club said they’ve seen roommates and other tenants move out because of issues such as poor management and maintenance problems. On, the complex has 6 percent approval, the thirdlowest rating of the 17 apartment complexes that have reviews for the 20740 zip code. Chang has experienced maintenance issues, she said, including a broken garbage disposal, closet door and top lock that resulted in her being locked out one night. The elevator broke once during finals week, forcing students to walk up several flights of stairs every day, said Tanisha Wells, a junior business major. “It’s annoying. Really, really annoying,” Wells said. “The water goes out — ­ they turn off the water at the most inconvenient times.” But Chang said maintenance has improved significantly over the years, and the unnamed Club official added such problems would be found at any apartment complex and are quickly addressed. Some residents, such as Isaac Zhao, a freshman mathematics major, said they are very satisfied with their living experiences at the Club. “They have their gym, they have nice staff, they have a pool table, and it’s actually really big for the price you pay,” Zhao said.

a great friendship. One day at the end of Mincey’s freshman year, now-senior Kevin Alexander walked up to her and asked if she would be interested in singing a song he was working on recording with another friend. “I had seen her perform before, but I never actually got to talk to her,” Alexander said. “But I was sitting outside the recording studio above the South Campus Dining Hall with another artist, and he was telling me he wanted a R&B singer to sing with him. Right then, I saw Kriss walk out of the diner, and I was like, ‘She sings.’” Mincey agreed to give it a shot and was on her way up to WMUC within minutes to start recording. Throughout the rest of her college career, Alexander worked with Mincey as her recording and mixing engineer and helped her develop her desired sound, image and message. During her sophomore year, Mincey collaborated with Alexander on her first mix tape, and she continued to branch out from

“They have their gym, they have nice staff, they have a pool table, and it’s actually really big for the price you pay.” ISAAC ZHAO

University Club resident “And they have ovens. They have everything here.” Still, as occupancy rates and rents decrease, the Club is increasing its effort to draw more students, in part by promising to furnish apartments next year. This may not be enough of an attraction for students, however. At nearby Parkside, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for up to four people dropped to $1,577. But unlike University Club, more people are leasing at Parkside — 98 percent of beds are filled this year, compared to 87 percent last year, Rowntree said. On, 73 percent approved the complex. Rent fell at Parkside “because a lot of people don’t know we’re here, even though we’re so close [to the campus],” Rowntree said. Similarly, Zhao said students aren’t aware of University Club. “When I mention University Club, no one knows where it is,” Zhao said. “Whereas everyone knows about the View and The Varsity.” Still, the University Club official is optimistic about this year’s leasing season. Despite some annoyances, said Mayrone Negash, a junior economics major, the Club provides residents with what they need as students at a rate they can afford. “We are college students, and we just want a place to sleep, a place to eat and a place to study,” Negash said.

open-mic events on the campus to perform at venues in Baltimore and Washington. “Kriss has great range and vocal ability and works really hard,” Alexander said. “She’s also very bubbly. At any moment when things are low, it’s like she had an extra cup of coffee, and she radiates that positivity through her music. She’s one of those artists who could still be big even without American Idol.” After graduating last spring, Mincey was one of 16 singers selected from a pool of 1,600 applicants around the world to attend a music fellowship in Hamburg, Germany. The fellowship encouraged the talented singers to combine their music with entrepreneurship to effect social change in their countries. As a young woman who was raised by women and has a younger sister, Mincey chose to address cervical cancer and HPV as her cause and hopes to use her opportunity as a budding artist to contribute to awareness and preven-

ASSAULT From PAGE 1 Greek life must attend a SARPP presentation. Should the legislation ultimately pass, the organization would begin offering onehour, in-person presentations to every student in various time slots for students’ convenience, said Stephanie Rivero, SARPP’s assistant director. “We’re definitely going to be creating a new workshop that involves all of the different topics that we deal with,” Rivero said. “It’ll be all of our presentations boiled down into one.” SARPP’s presentations are given by peer educators and generally cover a wide range of topics, from bystander intervention to relationship violence and stalking. Though the organization continues working to

tion of the diseases. She returned from her two months in Hamburg with both a clear image of her goals and message as an artist and the confidence that prompted her to audition for American Idol. “When I came back, I felt giant — I was more confident as an artist than as a person,” Mincey said. “I found my calling.” When Mincey told her mother she planned to audition, Turner was not surprised that her daughter, who had been singing since she was a little girl, was pursuing the Idol title. In fact, Mincey credits her mother, who took her to see The Magic School Bus on Broadway when she was younger,with turning her on to the performing arts. Turner constantly played music at home, so Mincey grew up listening to artists like Nina Simone and Minnie Riperton, whose styles influenced her own sound. Turner also encouraged her with the motto “claim it” — meaning that if Mincey wanted something, she would have to speak it into ex-

expand its reach, sexual assault education on the campus is still limited, said Rebecca Krevat, co-founder of the on-campus Jewish feminist group JFem. “SARPP, as it stands right now, can only reach so many people,” Krevat said. One in five female students is sexually assaulted at some point in her college career, according to SARPP. At the University of Illinois, which mandates its First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education Program, officials estimate that figure is slightly lower at one in six, according to the McKinley Health Center website. “Leaving the trust in students is something that hasn’t really been working, because the statistics haven’t really been changing,” Rivero said of this university. If the mandate comes to pass, Rivero said SARPP would

university alumna kriss mincey hopes to use her folk-inspired rhythm and blues singing and newfound American Idol fame to inspire others. photo courtesy of kriss mincey istence. Wednesday’s episode of American Idol will be the first of “Hollywood Week,” and Mincey said this confidence has prepared her to compete against thousands of other Idol hopefuls. “I believe in the human experience and the possibility and poten-

tial in every person’s life,” Mincey said. “I’m not a pop singer. I don’t have long hair or perfect skin, but I’m the best me there is, and when you go in with that attitude, no one can take that away.”

consult with the other schools on implementation. Making the presentations a requirement for all new students would force SARPP to add more presenters, but Rivero said the group could handle doubling or tripling its current ranks of 18 peer educators. “The workshops would still be provided by students,” she said. “There would just be a lot more of them.” The vast majority of students will never commit a sexual assault, but Krevat said anyone can pick up helpful information from a SARPP peer educator. “Even if people say, ‘I’m not a rapist. I would never rape anyone,’ [if] they are in a situation where they do see someone sexually assaulting someone else,” Krevat said, “they might not know what to do if they didn’t attend one of these presentations.”

Even with the executive committee’s approval Friday, the bill is still far from becoming university policy — after its review by the Sexual Harassment Task Force, the proposal must be voted on by the full body, passed by the senate’s vote and receive university President Wallace Loh’s signature. However, Krevat said she hopes legislation comes to a senate vote by the end of the semester. T h o u g h t h e p ro c e s s i s lengthy — and implementation would require additional time and resources — improving sexual assault education on the campus is critical, Krevat said. “It will empower students to make healthy, consensual and enjoyable sexual decisions, rather than ones that leave them with dissatisfaction, guilt and, yes, assaults,” she said.

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Alum joins Twitter fandom trend @UMDBoobs posts photos of cleavage to support Terps teams By Laura Blasey Senior staff writer EDITOR’S NOTE: An individual’s name has been withheld to protect his job. Although university officials have been working to get more students excited about Terps athletics, a Twitter account devoted to cleavage probably wasn’t what they had in mind. A national trend in college fandom has spread to this campus in the form of @ UMDBoobs, a place where female students can show off their school spirit — and decolletage. Matt, a 2009 graduate of this university who asked to remain anonymous to protect his job, created the account about two weeks ago after hearing about similar accounts at other schools. The trend started at the University of Kansas in March. During a basketball game against rival University of Missouri, a female student tweeted out a photo of her cleavage with #KUboobs to show support for her team. When the Kansas Jayhawks won by one point, superstitious fans credited the win to the picture, inspiring a Twitter account and what many are calling a “boobment.” By January 2013, that account had more than 30,000 followers and hundreds of submissions. A slew of copycats sprung up, supporting sports teams coast to coast. Women don their best — and lowest cut — university shirts, take pictures of their cleavage and send them in as good luck charms for their college’s sports teams. “The Kansas account went viral,” Matt said. “I saw that NC State had one and UNC had one, so I figured I would jump on in and see if it would take off.” @UMDBoobs hasn’t seen quite the same success, with only about 1,200 followers so far and about four submissions. Matt said the account is picking up attention, though, from university athletes — both male and female — as well as @FakeWallaceLoh. While the trend allows women another outlet to express their fandom, it also sexualizes women by depicting them as objects, said Molly Bauman, a sophomore psychology and women’s studies major. That’s why she created the account @UMDKnees — a parody of @UMDBoobs.

“At first I was kind of pissed off at the idea of it but when I went on and saw it, it wasn’t as important as I thought it would be. There weren’t that many people contributing,” Bauman said. “I took the satire route and I wanted to point out the utter absurdity of using a dismembered part of a woman’s body under the same guise as rooting for a sports team.” Other people may decide to send in pictures, said Abbie Petulante, a freshman physics major, but there are better ways to show school pride. “It doesn’t seem like it sends the team any real support,” Petulante said. However, the account isn’t meant to be creepy, said Matt, a self-described Terrapins “fanatic.” There are few names or faces, keeping it almost entirely anonymous as it celebrates female fans, who he said don’t get enough credit for their zeal and support. He also uses the account to interact with sports teams he thinks don’t get enough attention. “In sports, most of the time you hear about the crazy fans, but they’re males. You don’t often hear about really awesome female fans,” Matt said. “Obviously girls are hesitant because they don’t know much about it. I just want to make sure that everyone knows that it’s respectful, it’s classy.” Matt says he tries to tweet out support for the university’s women’s teams, like basketball, cheerleading and gymnastics, “so they know that their sports are important to us, too,” Matt said. “I did it because I thought it would be a new way for Maryland fans to show their pride,” Matt said. “It was something that hadn’t been done before.” He doesn’t want nude pictures, he said — he explicitly states that in the account’s description. “I wouldn’t post anything even close to that,” he said. “If I got an email like that I would delete it.” It’s all about the sports teams — for now. As the account’s following grows, he wants to use the attention to promote breast cancer awareness. He said he would like to reach out to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which raises money for breast cancer research, and get involved, “whether it’s participating in a run or setting up some kind of account where people can donate money directly to them.” There’s another side to that argument, though — asking women to send pictures

“Obviously girls are hesitant because they don’t know much about it. I just want to make sure that everyone knows that it’s respectful, it’s classy.” MATT

@UMDBoobs creator

of their cleavage could be perceived as degrading, said Jill Santos, Feminists for Sexual Health vice president. “Feminism to me is all about choice, so if people want to go on this site and post their pictures up there, that’s fine, and I’m not going to shame them or stop them,” said the sophomore criminology and criminal justice and psychology major. While Santos doesn’t think the account itself is offensive, she is worried about the possible consequences. It plays into a larger social question of how people treat women and what society expects from them, Santos said. “I don’t think it would be the right thing to stop [women from sending photos in], but I do think it’s the right thing to take a step back and look at what kind of major problems this plays into,” she said. “If people around the country start looking at these sites and expecting more of college women than what is already so expected of them to act like this, that’s where it becomes problematic.” There’s also the issue of how it portrays this university, said Dan Jones, a junior criminology and criminal justice major. It paints the women who attend this university with a broad brush, and not in a positive way. “I think it puts Maryland women as a whole in a bad light and I don’t think it sends the right message about Maryland athletics the way they would like it,” Jones said. “I think it’s skeezy and degrading, but it comes down to freedom of speech — it’s consenting adults who want to send in pictures and I have no right to stop them.” Matt said he was surprised by some of the negative reactions. “It’s upsetting that people think I’m degrading women because I don’t look at it like that at all. I think it’s celebrating them,” Matt said. “I look at it as a way to show off the female fans on campus who don’t really get enough credit.”

Graduate student studies FilipinoAmericans’ history in state capitol By Shannon McHale For The Diamondback When new immigrants Pegi and Fermina Mariano first opened a Filipino restaurant in Annapolis in 1920, they were forced to keep their business a secret for their own safety. The restaurant was meant to provide a safe haven for other Filipinos in the city, but fearing retribution from their nonFilipino neighbors, the Marianos only advertised through word of mouth and labeled their menu as “Hawaiian” in case an outsider found their way inside. This was just one of the many stories that anthropology graduate student Kathrina Aben uncovered this summer as she worked to reconstruct the forgotten history of Filipinos who lived in early 20th century Annapolis. As she visited the descendants of these Filipino residents to learn their ancestors’ stories, documents and traditions, she discovered tales of systematic discrimination and racism largely absent from history books. Aben, who is a Filipino-American herself, conducted her research over the course of six weeks through the university’s Archaeology in Annapolis field school. She said many Filipinos she spoke to were eager to share their family histories, which they felt had been long overlooked. “They just don’t think that people are interested,” Aben said. “They would say to me, ‘No one has ever asked us about this, we thought no one cared.’” Following the Spanish-American War, Annapolis saw a flood of Filipino immigrants looking to work various jobs in and around the Naval Academy. However, although the Philippines was then a U.S. territory, Filipinos were not permitted to be U.S. citizens. Moreover, Filipinos often found themselves treated as social and legal outcasts by whites and blacks alike, especially because they took many jobs from the existing black residents of the city. “It wasn’t even a question of color,”

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repeal From PAGE 1 O’Malley’s desk. Sen. Jim Brochin ( D - B a l t i m o re Co u n ty) , wh o opposes repeal and has voted against bringing it to the floor, said supporters will be hard-pressed to get it through if it doesn’t pass this year, as O’Malley’s days as governor are limited — his term ends next year. “If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen this year,” Brochin said. “I don’t think the governor would waste political capital on this next year and then you got a gubernatorial race coming up, so I pretty much think this is it.” The criticisms of the state’s death penalty include its expensive nature, and that it has been ineffective in deterring violent crimes. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978, only five inmates have been administered the punishment, with another five on death row. The state’s five executions since 1978 have cost taxpayers about $180 million, a 2008 study by the Urban Institute found. In 2009, a major push in the legislature for repeal didn’t eliminate capital punishment but instead set the burden of proof higher. To be sentenced to death, the prosecutor needs DNA evidence linking the murder to a suspect, a video of the murder or a video of a confession. “I think it’s too restrictive,” said Scott Shellenberger, the state’s attorney for Baltimore County. “I believe we have currently the most demanding and restrictive death penalty law in the country.” Even though he said the evidentiary requirements are relatively stringent, he believes the state should keep the law on the books if the punishment fits the crime. Since the turn of the century, this country has experienced the 9/11 attacks, the Virginia Tech shootings and most recently, the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., all of which serve as proof to Shellenberger that some crimes are too “heinous” for life without parole to suffice as the ultimate statesanctioned punishment. “There’s some really bad people

“If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen this year.” JAMES BROCHIN

State senator (D-Baltimore County)

out there who don’t deserve to live in any society, including a prison society,” Shellenberger said. “I don’t see how you can look at these mass killings that we’ve seen over the last 10-plus years and say that we should get rid of the death penalty.” And while pursuing the death penalty can be costly, as public defenders and personnel work devote much time to the cases, the costs are justified and not expensive enough to warrant all-out repeal, Shellenberger said. “I just don’t think that cost — particularly when it’s not as exorbitant as people act like it is — should be a factor when you’re trying to seek what is considered to be a just sentence,” he said. The death penalty also works to ensure society’s most violent offenders don’t walk the streets again, Brochin said. When the ultimate punishment is death, the plaintiff’s attorneys will try to bargain the sentence down to life without parole. But when the worst possible sentence is life without parole, Brochin said, they will be bargaining down from a lower threshold, and could enter a plea deal that lets a violent offender walk again. “Life doesn’t mean life in Maryland,” Brochin said. Some students agree with the state’s strict rules when dealing with a criminal facing death. The death penalty should only be reserved for society’s most grievous violations, freshman John Costello said. “The only times I’m for the death penalty are when someone murders a child or commits mass murder,” the government and politics major said. But sometimes a crime doesn’t warrant a second chance, said freshman government and politics and journalism major Marco Carralero, despite the division in Annapolis over whether the state should act as executioner. “I know it’s really a very polarized issue, but I just think people, at a certain point, if they make a choice that merits the death penalty, that’s the verdict,” Carralero said.

CORRECTION Pegi and Fermina Mariano’s story, of opening a Filipino restaurant in Annapolis in 1920, is among the histories uncovered by anthropology graduate student Kathrina Aben this summer. photo courtesy of kathrina aben Aben said. “It was about political status. Were you an American or not?” Kate Deeley, an associate director of Archaelogy in Annapolis, said Aben’s work has shed new light on a forgotten part of the city’s history. “We see the project as very successful,” Deeley said. “There have been oral histories conducted in Annapolis before, but Kat has the ability to reach the community and people are interested in talking to her.” Program director Mark Leone added that members of the Filipino community want their history to not only be discovered, but shared. “Filipinos want to know how they survived the racism directed at them, and Filipinos want other Americans to know about the racism that was directed at them,” Leone said. “The job of Archaeology in Annapolis is to work with Filipino descendants to discover the answers to their questions.” For the next step, researchers with Archaeology in Annapolis are searching for excavation sites in the city and elsewhere in the state in hopes of uncovering more of the puzzle that is Filipino history in the area. In the early 20th century, it was commonplace to throw trash or objects out the back door, and researchers said those artifacts can be found today about

5 feet below the surface. Leone said he and his associate directors will use census data to find sites such as backyards and set up dig units there. One site of interest is the clubhouse for the Filipino-American Friendly Association, which was formed in the 1920s. In the past, the program had mostly focused on uncovering African-American artifacts, and very little archaeology on Filipino-Americans currently exists in the U.S. “The project is incredibly ambitious. We hope it leads to future work for archaeologists to find out more about Filipinos in Annapolis,” Deeley said. “Kat’s the first person to really tackle this.” Marcella Stranieri, a sophomore art history and classical languages and literatures major, participated in the field school last summer and has applied to participate in archaeological digs this coming summer. Regardless of where she ends up, Stranieri said she is interested to see what Aben and next year’s students can uncover. “It’s real history, it’s their [Filipino] experience. It isn’t tainted,” Stranieri said of Aben’s research. “She’s finding all the primary sources herself.”

Due to a reporting error, Friday’s story, “State budget could face cuts,” misstated the expected increase in revenue. It is about a 3 percent increase in revenue.

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t looks like once again, students will be faced with some sort of tuition hike and increased student fees. The directors of several departments — including the Department of Transportation Services, Dining Services and Resident Life — presented proposed budgets at Tuesday’s RHA meeting, all of which included some sort of increase in fees. We have little doubt these increases are necessary, but university officials should make more of an effort to reach out to the general student body before approving the hikes. Rather than being slapped with a slew of increases without clearly understanding where all of those fees are going — including $152 more for a standard meal plan, $234 to $244 more for on-campus housing, $23 more for resident parking spaces and $12 more for commuter parking — students should be more actively involved in the process. At the least, they should be given more of a voice. This year is the first year Resident Life is asking for money that not only covers cost-of-living increases, but also will go toward a project to renew South Hill apartments. Rather than simply approving the increase, directors should survey students to determine whether this $2.6 million project

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is something the majority of students are comfortable helping fund. After all, if every student has to contribute to the project, then a considerable portion of the student body must support it. Much of this comes back to last school year’s proposal from former Student Government Association President Kaiyi Xie and former Gradu-


When tuition and fees are projected to spike, students need to have both the ability and desire to respond. ate Student Government President Anna Bedford to make the Committee for the Review of Student Fees more transparent and student-driven. A University Senate subcommittee ultimately ended up approving some changes to the student fee review process, such as departments meeting with constituency groups before making fee requests and justifying how fees will be used — and directors did just that at Tuesday’s meeting. But the proposed fee increases total to $421 to $431, all of which will come straight from students’ pockets.

While it may be too late to change the student fee review process for this year, students should still be made aware of proposed changes and given a chance to voice concerns or support before the final increases are approved. Directors clearly explained to the RHA why (most) of the fee increases were unavoidable, but students who will actually have to shell out the money deserve the same explanation, rather than simply seeing a much steeper bill next year. There’s almost no way to avoid increasing costs every year. This university’s students have certainly fared better than most across the country in terms of higher education costs, but that doesn’t mean fee increases of a few hundred dollars don’t severely impact many struggling students who have to foot their own bills. The onus, however, isn’t only on university officials; students should demand more input or at least an explanation of where their fees are going. In this academic year and the next, students need to work toward a resolution regarding the fee review process. Without more student input, we could see our fees gradually creep up until we simply can’t afford them anymore, and we won’t be able to understand why that is.


Critical precautions Staying safe in College Park is no puzzle LAUREN NURSE When I tell people where I attend college, I frequently receive a similar initial reaction — their eyes widen, mouths drop and they wonder aloud, “Oh my gawd, but College Park is like, really dangerous or something, right?” I have grown accustomed to defending my belief with the same answer each time: Life in College Park can be safe if you choose to make it so. In light of the reported robberies on Jan. 27, I find it necessary to address the issue once again. Sure, College Park is not Candy Land. Our proximity to the nation’s capital brings vibrant culture and rich opportunities as well as the gritty underbelly of urban living right to our door. As in any city or urban suburb, you must take common-sense precautions before venturing out after dark. This is not a revolutionary concept. Safeguards such as traveling in groups, leaving parties together and remaining aware of your surroundings are all practices I exercise regularly to feel safe, particularly on the weekends. If we expect to be treated like adults in college, we must act like adults by planning for a safe night out in the city. This life skill is just as important for college students to master as any test material. As a 5-foot-3 female, I probably don’t scare off potential attackers with my ferocious looks or bulging muscles. I don’t carry around pepper spray, crossbows or samurai swords in my backpack for protection, nor will I start anytime soon. Yet I have never felt unsafe walking around the campus or during a late night out, likely because of deci-

sions made before, during and after leaving a party. The solution for increased student safety is not building more bluelight phones, or, as I like to call them, “those impractical things for tour guides to point out to reassure anxious helicopter parents.” I don’t believe there is a single, end-all solution to fully eradicate crime from this area. Unfortunate incidents still do happen. On Sunday, Jan. 27, three men were reportedly able to approach and assault a student outside of a popular Route 1 restaurant, despite him standing in a usually well-lit and populated area of town. Nonetheless, I like to remind prospective students and parents concerned with local safety that not all crime in College Park is completely unavoidable or random. I have read too many crime reports about a victim who was found alone, in an especially dangerous part of town, and absolutely hammered. I am not even remotely suggesting anyone ever asks to be the victim of senseless violence. Nor am I suggesting we should hole ourselves up in our bedrooms during the weekend. But we cannot forget students do have some power over decisions that can lead to more dangerous situations. This university is an amazing place, and I am proud to attend school in College Park. I do not seek to bash victims found in tragic situations beyond their control. I also believe losing all sense of fear would be just as dangerous as the behaviors mentioned above. I simply hope to remove some irrational anxiety among a throng of police reports and remind people College Park can be, and is, a great place to live. Lauren Nurse is a freshman government and politics major. She can be reached at

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Much Adu about Freddy A night with a former phenom stuck with unfulfilled promise IAN LACY One recent Saturday night, my friend mentioned his girlfriend had previously met American soccer player Freddy Adu and invited him to Looney’s Pub, where we were headed shortly. Why would Adu, a professional soccer player and youth phenomenon, be at a College Park bar? No one had an answer to this question. After clarifying that this was not some sort of joke by my friend, I jumped at the opportunity to meet Adu, urged my buddies out of the apartment, and we were off to track down Adu in the crowded pub. Being a fan of American soccer since an early age, I knew a great deal about Adu. The highly touted athlete went professional at age 14 and signed with the MLS team D.C. United. His supercharged popularity soon found him engaged in photo shoots with Brazilian soccer great Pelé. In fact, Adu was sometimes referred to as the “next Pelé.” With this billing, Adu was expected by many to boost American soccer’s popularity and talent levels. Unfortunately, after several stints with various soccer teams around the globe, this poten-

tial never materialized for Adu. His most recent employer was the MLS team Philadelphia Union. With this loyal fan’s knowledge in mind, into Looney’s I walked, a man driven to seek out his childhood icon. After pushing my way through the dense crowds of thirsty college students, I spotted Adu at a table in the corner. After mustering up the courage, I politely walked up, tapped him on the arm and asked him, “You’re Freddy Adu, right?” Without so much as looking in my direction, he dismissed me with a wave of his hand and said, “Nahh.” Needless to say, I was a little miffed he simply ignored me without so much as a look. So much for childhood heroes. I shrugged it off, grabbed a drink and enjoyed the rest of my night. A day or so later, I thought again about my brief encounter with Adu and how taken aback I had been by his odd demeanor. I couldn’t help thinking about how America treats its talented youth. The sudden fame and expectations thrust on young talent in our country can often alienate them from age-specific life experiences that provide natural maturation. Breakdown in this progression can lead to “burnouts.” Look at Adu. He exhibited tremendous talent and potential that, if nurtured, could have

allowed him to live up to his title of the “next Pelé.” Instead, Adu was rushed in his development. American soccer advocates touted him as the savior of American soccer and threw him into the spotlight with, apparently, little or no thought about how this would affect him. When he was drafted into the MLS, he was only 14 years old and, it seems, far too young to be in such an adult place. Adu is a product of a system designed to sell an image and sell a commodity in demand. All too often you see children being pushed, mostly by others who are older, into roles they may not be ready to take on in an adult world. Whether this occurs in the sports industry or the entertainment industry, children who display talent are all too often forced into roles they are not ready to assume. American institutions should learn to develop and nurture their talented youth in a timely manner, to guide their mental, emotional and physical gifts in such a way that these young people might avoid “burnout” status. If Adu had not been rushed along, he might truly have been the next great thing in American soccer. Ian Lacy is a junior kinesiology major. He can be reached at

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CAROLINE CARLSON There’s a saying that if women ruled the world there would be no wars; we would just have a bunch of countries extremely jealous of each other. Thanks to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s decision to lift the 1994 Pentagon ban preventing women from engaging in combat, women can now face the realities of fighting in the frontlines during war. Listening to commentary from students, I have found that most support overturning the ban because men and women should have equal rights. However, I think we need to look at this decision in a more detailed manner. Although I support Panetta’s decision for reasons other than equality, I think we also need to acknowledge the legal consequences that can result from this reform. First, many critics of this decision claim repealing the ban could result in lowering the standards for combat soldiers in the military. They argue men and women are naturally different. For instance, the average woman is shorter, lighter and has less muscle than the average man. However, this doesn’t really tell us anything — the “average woman” is not going to be the one in combat. When this reform takes effect, male and female soldiers will face the same standards, and there won’t be any quotas for women. Our military won’t be weakened by women, as they will have to be equally capable — physically and mentally — to achieve and maintain combat positions. Proponents of the ban also argue allowing women into combat would be too much of a cultural change for the military. This would only be true if women weren’t already serving in these roles today. According to USA

Today, since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 292,000 women have already served in combat positions, including flying warplanes and serving on submarines. Some have proposed women will be more likely to face sexual assault in a combat unit, but military sociologists, such as David Segal, believe this new reform could actually result in a reduction in harassment, as military professionals will be forced to view women as their equals. What about unit cohesion? Will combat units be less capable to work efficiently with women in their groups? A 2010 study by the RAND Corporation concluded that any “divisions caused by gender” are practically invisible in units with high cohesion. Although I ultimately support retracting the ban, there are plenty of issues when it comes to feasibly implementing this law. The 1981 Supreme Court decision Rostker v. Goldberg deemed male-only draft registration constitutional. Women didn’t need to be selected from the draft since they weren’t eligible for combat. If we lift this ban, wouldn’t we have reason to believe women could be drafted? Would people rallying around Panetta’s decision still support it if all women have to register for selective service? And would the American public still believe women, just like men, should be involuntarily placed into combat positions? I think this decision proves it’s easy to stand back and say, “I’m for equal rights, so let’s get rid of this ban,” but we also have to be critical when it comes to the consequences. Before we completely back up this decision, we have to be realistic and understand the multiple legal reforms that will have to follow. Caroline Carlson is a sophomore government and politics and information systems major. She can be reached at



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orn today, you seem to be a bundle of contradictions, which makes it difficult for others to get an accurate read on you and anticipate your actions from moment to moment. You can be rather aggressive and brusque, and yet at the same time, you have it in you to be gentle, sensitive and even submissive when it is appropriate. Indeed, that is the key: You know how to behave in different ways that are each appropriate to the situation in which you find yourself -- and this is something that will have served you well even from an early age. You are in no way false or manipulative, however! You know how to be ready for what comes, and as a result you will surely take advantage of situations as they evolve; you usually don’t have to wait long to jump into action, for you are quick to determine the best course for you -- and, often, for others as well. Also born on this date are: Natalie Imbruglia, singer; Oscar de la Hoya, boxer; Lawrence Taylor, football player; Alice Cooper, singer; Dan Quayle, U.S. vice president; George A. Romero, horror film director; Ida Lupino, actress; Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer; Charles Lindbergh, aviator. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -A friend or loved one comes to you with a plan. You know what is best,


but you may have trouble speaking your mind plainly. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- A look back at something you did quite a while ago may have you wishing you were still on that path. Don’t dwell on the past, of course! ARIES (March 21-April 19) -You may find yourself in charge of quality control today; make sure you know what is expected before you begin making any significant changes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -You’re about to do something that others are not likely to understand very well, but you can communicate your motives eventually. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Something may be coming to an end that you will be sorry to see go -- but you know that there is something even more rewarding around the corner. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- That which seems to be only routine may surprise you -- but not right away. You’ll have to be willing to stick with it a while. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have trouble with accuracy today, especially when you try to

work more quickly than usual. You can’t afford any big mistakes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- The extraordinary may be well within reach at this time, but you aren’t really ready to make the kind of commitment that it requires. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -You can get a great deal out of an unusual situation today -- provided you are willing to do a little something extra for a stranger. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Someone you respect will have a few words of wisdom to offer you today, and you’ll surely want to listen -- and interpret carefully. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may have trouble getting started today, but once you do you’ll see that you have a great deal more freedom than expected. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The objections you have to someone else’s ideas may be difficult to enumerate, but you’ll have to explain your unwillingness somehow!


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(Robin Wright, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) plays a power-hungry Washingtonian just as well as, if not better than, Spacey does. Kate Mara (Deadfall) offers a tutorial on how not to mix journalistic ethics with a heightened sex drive — and does it convincingly. And the bit players, whether fellow congressmen, chiefs of staff or hard-ass editors, only add to the incredibly complex story and suspense of a powerful man seeking revenge against those who break promises. House of Cards paints the Washington we all think about in our nightmares with Picasso-like beauty. The irony of The West Wing recently landing on Netflix should not be lost, as Netflix’s original program takes the exact opposite approach to portraying our nation’s governance.

If we learn anything about politics from this show, it is that those leading us simply aren’t the 30-second polished people their campaign ads show them to be, regardless of how hard they try. But I learned even more about my TV viewing and entertainment in general. Watching this show early in its run made me feel important, as if I knew a big secret before everyone else. Ridiculous, right? And yet, this is what Netflix wants. This weekend, Twitter slowly became a feeding ground for people making inside jokes, asking questions and spreading their feelings about the show. An hour of acting, dialogue and plot suddenly became social currency. House of Cards was going viral, meaning more people would buy Netflix to watch, meaning the company’s plan was working brilliantly. This is only what I saw over three days. The real test for House of Cards, as much an experiment as an amazing show, will be how many people it reaches in its limited form a week, a month and a year from now. Sitting in the county where it was filmed, the show does feel like it is rising, just like your sense of dread as you realize the twisted Washington it describes. My adv ice: Grab some water and food, sequester yourself and watch House of Cards in one sitting. Even if you only watch for Spacey’s questionable Southern accent and a bevy of cliffhangers, you will step into America’s next great television experiment. And it just might be an amazing ride.

As a northern Marylander, there were three things required of me this weekend: a) Attend a Baltimore Ravens rally during which a dog fashion show took place b) Watch the Super Bowl, and c) Watch the fi rst season of Netfl ix’s original series House of Cards — fi lmed in Baltimore. Items “a” and “b” weren’t that difficult, seeing as the Baltimore area this weekend was suffocated by purple. But watching House of Cards — this required some planning. As the clock struck midnight on Friday, Netfl ix’s $100 million, David Fincher-headed (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) experiment officially went online, immediately opening an entire 13-episode season exclusively to the 27.2 million U.S. subscribers of the online streaming website. And as a college student at home with seemingly unlimited time and an understanding of the crazy gamble Netflix had made, I pla n ned to start the season about 4 p.m. Friday. I watched the entire season in 24 hours. It was worth it. I had a sense it would be when, after an unfortunate and well-publicized animal death within the first five minutes, the violence on the show dropped to a m i n i mu m for tod ay’s blood-lusting norms (though I always thought it could be around the corner). kevin spacey is a congressman who will do anything to gain more power in House of Cards. His wife, played by Robin Wright, is equally ambitious and calculating. photo courtesy of

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DEACONS From PAGE 8 bounce-back performances. Alex Len, fresh off a four-point, three-turnover dud against the Seminoles, logged 23 efficient minutes against an undersized Demon Deacons frontcourt. The 7-foot-1 center netted 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting, hauled in nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Guard Seth Allen, who hadn’t topped the four-point mark since a Jan. 16 win over N.C. State, poured in 12. And forward James Padgett made the most of his first start in more than two weeks, hitting all six of his shots to score 12 points. “It seemed like everybody was having a good game,” said guard Logan Aronhalt, who led the Terps with 13 points. “Everyone was hitting shots.” The Terps jumped to a fast

start against a Wake Forest group that nearly upset No. 5 Duke on Wednesday. They worked the ball inside to Padgett and Len early, allowing the duo to register 10 points before the first media timeout. The Terps then took advantage of a six-minute Demon Deacons scoreless stretch with a 12-0 run that gave them a 26-11 lead with 9:12 remaining in the half. The Terps entered the break with a 17-point advantadge, and five of Turgeon’s players had scored five or more. Only four Wake Forest players had registered any points. But the Terps were hardly finished. They continued to pound the post in the second half, feeding Len for uncontested dunks and collapsing the defense for wide-open 3-pointers. The Terps notched two separate 7-0 runs over the first six minutes of the second half and took a commanding 61-32 lead

with 13:06 remaining. The Terps cruised the rest of the way, and Turgeon was content playing his walk-ons for the final two minutes of the team’s biggest blowout since a Dec. 5 rout of MarylandEastern Shore. “They just kind of slowly pulled away,” Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “They were operating on all cylinders.” The victory snapped a two-game skid and gave the Terps their fifth straight win over Wake Forest. But Saturday wasn’t about the Demon Deacons, Turgeon said. It was about moving past Wednesday’s heartbreak, about getting back to the things that propelled a 13-game winning streak earlier this season. “I think we played well against Florida State,” Len said. “But today we finished it up.”

points off the bench. Soon, it snowballed into an 11-0 run to give the Terps a lead they would never relinquish. “We just came out with the slow start,” Thomas said. “We were letting them get open 3’s and just not really pressuring them, so it just came down to us locking in and not letting them get what they wanted.” It was a typical performance for Thomas, who notched her 13th double-double of the season with 24 points and 12 rebounds while also dishing four assists, blocking four shots and recording two steals. And, for the second straight game, she turned the ball over just twice. But no matter how many shots Thomas and Hawkins m a d e , B o s to n C o l l e g e ’s outside presence made no Te r ps l ea d fe e l sa fe . T h e Eagles shot 39.1 percent from deep, led by forward Kristen

HEELS From PAGE 8 captain Ally Krikorian pulled her teammates aside and reminded them to keep their focus and hit their routines. After all, plenty of the meet still remained. “Ally did an amazing job picking the team back up,” fellow captain Kesley Cofsky said. “She just told us the meet wasn’t over and we had to focus.” But the Terps were never able to recover. After jumping to an early lead, the squad fell victim to a North Carolina team intent on avenging a Jan. 26 loss. The Terps began the night on uneven bars. Cofsky paced the meet, scoring a personal-best 9.850. Junior Karen Tang followed Cofsky’s performance with a 9.825. However, after posting a meager 48.125 on vault last week, North Carolina tallied a seasonhigh 48.975 on the apparatus. Tar Heels freshman Lexi Cappalli earned a career-high 9.825, which tied for fifth overall. After

CAvaliers From PAGE 8 m e d i c a l fo r fe i t i n a l o s s against the Hokies on Jan. 25. “As a coach, I need to figure out what that formula is,” coach Kerry McCoy said. “The fortunate thing is the [wrestlers] we can count on are continuing to improve and even the guys that aren’t having as much success are getting better, but it’s not translating into results yet because the level of competition is so high.” The Terps did have a chance to come back, though. No. 5 Josh Asper, No. 7 Jimmy Sheptock and No. 15 Christian Boley

Doherty, who shot 4-of-7 f ro m b eyo n d t h e a rc a n d scored a team-high 18 before fouling out late in the game. “You’re never out of the game when you have three-point threats like BC has,” Frese said. “Credit to us; I was glad when we were really able to extend the lead, which you really have to be able to do against a team like BC that can shoot it so well.” While the Eagles were peppering the outside, the Terps continued to work inside to Hawkins, who shot 11-of-14, and center Alicia DeVaughn, who scored 13 points and was 9-of-9 from the free-throw line while grabbing nine rebounds. Guard Katie Rutan also tallied 10 points, giving the Terps five players in double digits. “Any time we weren’t quite there in time, boom, Tianna Hawkins turns around and scores,” Eagles coach Erik Johnson said. “Any time we’re a little late and we foul, they knock down free throws. They hit every one of their shots.

“it just came down to us locking in and not letting them get what they wanted.” ALYSSA THOMAS

Terrapins women’s basketball forward They finished inside. That’s why they’re good. The credit really goes to them.” While the Eagles did shoot 39.7 percent from the field — the fifth best a team has shot against the Terps this year — the combination of Hawkins and Thomas was simply too much. The two players combined to score 31 points in the second half, helping the Terps keep pace with Duke atop the ACC. “It was just coming in at halftime and being challenged by Coach,” Hawkins said. “Saying we [weren’t] really playing hard enough, we came out flat. Just coming out with better energy, and I think that’s what we did as a team.”

one event, the Tar Heels held a narrow 48.975-48.875 lead. The Terps rallied on vault, however. Dodds and Kathy Tang secured first and second with scores of 9.900 and 9.875, respectively, giving them a halfpoint advantage over North Carolina at the midway point. “Our first two events were very impressive,” sophomore Stephanie Giameo said. “We nailed everything.” The Terps then moved to floor. After her fall, Tang earned a 9.200. Sophomore Dani Kram also fell, and scored a 9.125. The two shortcomings handicapped the Terps’ chances of notching a victory. North Carolina’s Janell Sargent, Josselyn Mackey and Maura Masatsugu managed a three-way tie for second on beam, and the Tar Heels took a 146.750146.575 lead after three events. Moving into the final rotation, the Terps knew they needed a stellar showing on beam to capture the win. And while Giameo placed first with a 9.850 in the event, the Tar Heels impressed on floor, posting a 49.025. That score secured the

North Carolina win. The disappointing result spelled the end of the Terps’ unbeaten EAGL streak, and possibly their top all-around competitor’s season. Tang has already been ruled out for next week’s home quad meet. If she requires surgery, the Terps will face a much more difficult path to their first-ever EAGL championship. But the Terps still won’t give up, Dodds said. “We have a lot of depth and a lot of talent,” the Gaithersburg native said. “I think this season can still end as amazing as it started. It will be a good opportunity for other girls to step up and prove their worth.” Fresh off Saturday’s loss, Nelligan had his squad practicing in the gym first thing Sunday. It’s not easy to replace a team’s top all-around competitor, Nelligan said. But he’s hardly concerned. “I’m not worried about the team’s motivation,” the fourth-year coach said. “This is a strong bunch.”

each earned decisions at 174, 184 and 197 pounds, respectively, before Dallas Brown suffered a loss at heavyweight. Shane Gentry, at 125 pounds, upset No. 8 Matt Snyder with a takedown in the closing seconds of the third period and No. 16 Geoffrey Alexander pinned No. 13 George DiCamillo in 31 seconds at 133 pounds, giving the Terps a 19-3 edge over the final six matches. “I had a few bad weeks and I was looking at too many things,” Alexander said. “My match was out there today and that’s the match I was focused on. Nothing else was in my mind. If something’s there, I’m going to take

it and I’m having fun out there now. That’s the main thing.” Despite the strong finish, the Terps’ impressive late-match run wasn’t enough to dig them out of their early hole. But the Terps aren’t going to dwell on their shortcomings against the Cavaliers. They have their sights set on higher goals. “We’re training for March; we’re training to win ACCs and we’re training to place at NCAAs,” Gentry said. “This is just one of those steps. I’d rather take my loss today as a team and win a championship later.”



TERPS WHO SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES SATURDAY Logan Aronhalt, Alex Len, Seth Allen, Jake Layman, James Padgett and Dez Wells all scored between 11 and 13 points in the Terps’ 86-60 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.




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MONDAY, February 4, 2013



Alums make mark in first Super Bowl


Just what they needed

Smith’s Ravens beat Davis’ 49ers, 34-31 Aaron Kasinitz Staff writer Among the millions of viewers tuning into yesterday’s Super Bowl XLVII were proud alumni of this university, current students and highly touted football recruits waiting for a pair of former Terrapins football players to make an impact. And they didn’t have to wait long. In their first-career Super Bowl appearances, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis both hauled in key receptions on their teams’ first scoring drives in the first quarter. In the end, Smith’s Ravens held off a furious comeback and took home the Lombardi Trophy with a 34-31 victory over Davis’ 49ers. Regardless of the final score, the Terps were represented well. Davis notched six receptions for 104 yards in the loss, while Smith finished with two catches for 35 yards in his team’s win. Current Terps cornerback Dexter McDougle spoke with the second-year receiver earlier this week. “Some guys play 10 or 15 years and never get to the Super Bowl,” McDougle said, “but Torrey has this great opportunity.” Now, less than five months after the death of his 19-year-old brother, Smith is a Super Bowl champion. That should help his former college football program, too. With national signing day on Wednesday, plenty of football recruits were likely in front of their television sets last night watching two former Terps make an impression on football’s biggest stage.

Center Alex Len (No. 25) celebrates with guards Seth Allen (left) and Nick Faust during the Terps’ 86-60 win over Wake Forest on Saturday in Comcast Center. Len had 12 points and nine rebounds. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

Most efficient offensive showing of season fuels Terps in rout of Wake Forest on Saturday By Connor Letourneau Senior staff writer It didn’t take the Terrapins men’s basketball team long to move past its most heartbreaking defeat of the season. Just three days after a buzzer-beating loss at Florida State, a desperate Terps squad notched arguably its most complete performance of the Mark Turgeon era in an 86-60 shellacking of Wake Forest before 16,179 at Comcast Center on Saturday. It dominated the Demon Deacons for the


full 40 minutes, finishing with its largest margin of victory in an ACC game since February 2003. “That was fun,” Turgeon said. “We needed it. We needed a win.” The box score tells much of the story. The Terps shot 67.3 percent from the field, tallied 21 assists, connected on 11-of-16 three-point attempts and outrebounded the Demon Deacons, 42-21. Six players finished with between 11 and 13 points, and the Terps’ big men hit 16 of their 19 shots. Of course, the display was hardly necessary given the Terps’ (16-6, 4-5 ACC) stifling defense.

They used their size advantage to disrupt Wake Forest’s (10-11, 3-6) shots all afternoon, and held the Demon Deacons to just 34.4 percent shooting. All in all, the 26-point rout was just what the team needed after enduring a rough January. The Terps dropped five of seven games to end the month, losing all four of their ACC road contests. “It’s big for us,” forward Jake Layman said. “We were looking for a big win, and I think we got it.” Saturday’s blowout featured a host of


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Terps can’t dig out of 18-0 hole

Tang hurt as No. 15 Terps fall

Virginia holds on for 21-19 win Fri.

Team loses first meet of season vs. Tar Heels

By Daniel Popper Staff writer

By Joshua Needelman Staff writer

Despite a roster loaded with talent at the top and bottom of its lineup, the Terrapins wrestling team has struggled to gain any footing in the middleweight classes. Nine different wrestlers have competed at 141, 149, 157 and 165 pounds in dual matches this season, but those classes combined to post an underwhelming 19-45 record. Those struggles doomed the Terps in their match against No. 11 Virginia on Friday. They lost bouts at all four of the middleweight classes to begin the night, putting the team in an early 18-0 deficit that proved too large to overcome. The Terps won five of the final six weight classes in the match, but it wasn’t enough as they ultimately fell, 21-19, to the Cavaliers. The story has been the same for the Terps (10-7, 1-2 ACC) throughout their dual meet schedule. Six wrestlers have competed in the four middleweight classes in three ACC matches — Shane Arechiga, Lou Mascola, Brady Massaro, Josh Snook, Domenic DeRobertis and Danny Orem — but none of them have been able to find any success. Virginia Tech, North Carolina and Virginia (13-3, 4-1) scored a total of 44 dual points against the Terps’ middleweights. In fact, Arechiga was the only wrestler of the group to score during that stretch, earning six points for a See CAVALIERS, Page 7

net through the first two minutes of play, and Boston College (9-12, 3-7 ACC) went on a 10-0 run about five minutes into the contest to take a 15-7 lead. Frese called timeout to gather her team, and out of the break, the Terps (18-3, 9-1) rounded into the form they’ve exhibited in a winning streak in which their average margin of victory is nearly 22 points. First, forward Alyssa Thomas beat the shot clock to break Boston College’s run. Then, center Malina Howard scored the first of her 10

As Kathy Tang prepared for her floor routine at Carmichael Arena on Saturday, everything was going according to plan for the Terrapins gymnastics team. It held a solid 98.15-97.725 advantage over conference rival North Carolina and was on the verge of defeating the Tar Heels for the second time in as many weeks. By the end of her routine, the fate of the Terps’ entire season was in question. As the two-time East Atlantic Gymnastics League Rookie of the Week reached the final moments of her floor routine, she ran her last pass a bit short, landing hard on her ankle. The freshman immediately fell to the floor, letting out a frightening yelp. “My heart dropped,” junior Katy Dodds said yesterday. “I didn’t know what to think.” The No. 15 Terps were ultimately unable to recover from losing Tang, falling for the first time this season, 195.675-194.825. Tang expects to have an MRI on her left ankle in the coming days, and coach Brett Nelligan is hoping the freshman will not require season-ending surgery. “Everyone held their breath,” Nelligan said. “We hope it’s not the worst. She’s been great all year, and is one of the top all-arounders in the nation.” As the doctors checked on Tang,

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FORWARD TIANNA HAWKINS scored 19 of her 26 points in the second half as the Terps turned a seven-point halftime lead into a 23-point win. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

Hawkins leads second-half surge in blowout home win Terps overcome sluggish start to defeat Boston College, 85-62 By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer The Terrapins women’s basketball team couldn’t quite break down Boston College early in yesterday’s game. Whether it was the result of not playing in a week or the intensity of the Eagles’ early defensive pressure, the Terps couldn’t get their shots to fall, couldn’t grab loose balls and generally appeared disconnected on offense. But after entering halftime with a seven-point lead, the No. 10 Terps simply wore Boston College down.

Led by forward Tianna Hawkins — who scored 19 of her game-high 26 points in the second half — the team cruised past the Eagles, 85-62, en route to their eighth straight win and 14th 20-point win this year. “I thought we had a slow start, whether that was a byproduct of having the bye week, I thought, BC came in here and played really hard,” coach Brenda Frese said. “I thought they were aggressive and really made us work. I thought the second half we were really able to put our stamp all over the game.” Neither team was able to find the

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