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Police make arrest in Route 1 shooting No students involved in Feb. 24 incident By Fola Akinnibi Staff writer A 20-year-old Washington man has been charged in connection with last week’s shooting on Route 1. Edwin Morales of Southeast Washington was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and related charges for his alleged involvement in a Feb. 24 shooting, according to the Prince George’s County Police blog. He was arrested in the 3000 block of 14th Street in Northwest Washington on Friday. At about 4 a.m. on Feb. 24, county police responded to a shooting in the 9100 block of Route 1 that allegedly stemmed from a fight in a hotel parking lot. During the fight, which involved

two groups who attended separate parties in the hotel, Morales allegedly shot David Esequel Avelar, a 20-yearold Hillcrest Heights man. Avelar was transported in critical condition to a local hospital, where he later died. Police determined in their investigation the shooting was gang-related, according to the blog. Morales had a warrant out for charges he faced in Dec. 2011 for theft of less than $100 and providing a false statement to a police officer, according to court documents. If convicted, he faces a potential sentence of life in prison for first-degree murder and 30 years for seconddegree murder. He is currently in custody and waiting to be extradited to Prince George’s County, the blog states.

State board finds regents violated meetings laws By Jenny Hottle Senior staff writer Nearly four months after the university announced its move from the ACC to the Big Ten, a state board found the Board of Regents violated open meetings laws when it met twice in November to discuss the move. The Maryland Open Meetings Compliance Board announced Tuesday that the Board of Regents — a 17-member ruling body that oversees the University System of Maryland — violated the Open Meetings Act “in multiple respects” when it held a conference call Nov. 18 and met in Baltimore Nov.

19. The meetings came just a couple days after university President Wallace Loh and Big Ten officials developed a contract proposal. While parts of the meeting could have been held behind closed doors justifiably, the compliance board states, the regents “did not identify those exceptions at the time.” Additionally, the board ruled the regents did not keep proper minutes of the closed session or provide an adequate public summary of the meetings. Two people filed separate complaints against the regents: former political science teacher Ralph Jaffe and journalist Craig O’Donnell.

brit kirwan, USM chancellor, and the Board of Regents violated open meetings laws. file photo/the diamondback “This is typical of what goes on in the state government — secret meetings, manipulating the people,” Jaffe said. “The fact that students at UMD were not made known of this meeting is an absolute disgrace.” Loh’s Nov. 19 announcement that the university would be switching conferences after helping form the See meetings, Page 2

Resident Life to offer campus break housing Elkton Hall to remain open during breaks for students taking classes, working on campus By Sarah Sexton Staff writer

garbanzo mediterranean grill will replace Boston Market and is expected to open on March 13. It is one of several restaurants expected to open in the next six months. Some of the new establishments will include The Maryland Smokehouse, two pizza places, Nawaabsaab Kabobs and two convenience stores. photo courtesy of beth hardy

a global variety Upcoming Route 1 restaurants include Mediterranean grill, smokehouse, gourmet pizza By Annika McGinnis Staff writer In about a month, students in the mood for Mediterranean food, barbecue or gourmet pizza will be able to trek down to Route 1 to satisfy their cravings. Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, The Maryland Smokehouse and Slices Pizza Co. will all most likely open within the next few weeks, according to repre-

sentatives of the establishments. Over the next six months, Denny’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jumbo Slice Pizza, Nawaabsaab Kabobs and two convenience stores will also make their College Park debuts. In recent years, the city has gained an influx of new restaurants serving a diversity of tastes, from Vietnamese and Thai to vegan and vegetarian. Though some of the new places are independently owned, the city’s economic development co-

An alternate reality University researchers study whether they can manipulate laws of physics with substances By Madeleine List Staff writer Next time you fail one of your exams, sleep through an important job interview


or spill coffee on your brand-new laptop, take comfort in the idea that somewhere far away in an alternate reality, everything may be going your way. It’s a nice thought, that there could be a

ordinator, Michael Stiefvater, said the slate is evenly split between local and chain restaurants. The Maryland Smokehouse is the most novel of the new businesses, Stiefvater said. “There’s nothing like that in College Park at the moment,” he said. “All the others, there’s something similar.” See food, Page 2

perfect version of yourself in an alternate universe. For one, it takes off some of the pressure of always getting things right. It sounds like something straight out of an episode of Doctor Who. But according to scientists in some circles, Doctor Who may not be completely crazy. For years, researchers have debated the theory of the existence of the multiverse: alternate universes outside of our own that exist in separate dimensions and have completely different laws of


Next year,for the first time,Elkton Hall will remain open during Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks to accommodate a limited number of North Campus residents who can’t make the trip home. While South Campus residents already have the option of staying in their rooms during the breaks, the coming North Campus break housing is intended for students who take winter term classes, work on the campus or live far away and cannot make the trip home, Resident Life officials said. However, due to limited resources, Resident Life can only offer 34 spaces for students living outside Elkton Hall. To avoid scrambling for one of those spots, students who plan to take winter classes or study abroad should request Elkton Hall during the room-selection process, officials said. “We think we’ll get a good number of students interested in the break housing, but we’re not sure,” said Donna Metz, Resident Life assistant director. “It’s a pilot for next year, and we’re hoping it will go well and we will continue it, but we will evaluate it once we get through the year.” Students will be able to use the

physics. Though many scientists view the theory as mere philosophical debate lacking much scientific merit, others remain cautiously open-minded. Cole Miller, an astronomy professor at this university, said there are many theories around the multiverse idea, but currently no way to prove them right or wrong. “When we look out into the visible universe” — meaning everything within our range of sight — “there are hints that the totality of all there is, the cosmos, is much

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Resident Life website to reserve one of the 34 spaces available in Elkton’s lounges, which will be converted into six-person bedrooms. Students who stay over winter break will pay a fee to cover the expenses of keeping the building open, including paying the resident assistants and desk staff. This past winter break, students who stayed in South Campus suites and apartments and 18 total spots in Dorchester and Worcester halls paid $385, with North Campus residents paying about $190, according to the Resident Life website. Metz said she doesn’t yet know if that rate will change. “We don’t want people to stay for a month just because they want to stay,” she added. The Resident Life Continuous Quality Improvement group, a group of Resident Life staff members who look at customer service issues and orchestrate improvements for residents, suggested offering break housing on North Campus about a year ago, Metz said. Because only housing is covered, students will still need to work out some accommodations while the rest of the campus is largely shut down, See housing, Page 2

larger than this. It could be infinitely large,” he said. “Speculation can get pretty wild.” Recently, university researcher Igor Smolyaninov and Towson researcher Vera Smolyaninova, along with Towson students Evan Bates and Bradley Yost, created an experiment that demonstrates properties similar to what may exist in an alternate universe. This experimental demonstration,

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food From PAGE 1 Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, which replaces the Boston Market in the College Park Shopping Center, will open March 13, said Beth Hardy, a spokeswoman for the restaurant. The “fast-casual” joint, described as a type of Mediterranean Chipotle, has 18 locations open across the country. The eatery will serve made-toorder pita sandwiches for about $8, with ingredients such as hummus, falafel and baba ghanoush, as well as Greek salads and soups. More than 90 percent of the menu will be vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. “Students are actually some of the most adventurous eaters,” Hardy said. “Students just tend to be more open to different flavors and things like that, so if they’re not used to something, often they’re the first ones to be the groundbreakers and bring

HOUSING From PAGE 1 said Bayley Perry, a Residence Hall Association senator who represents Elkton Hall. “Some people live too far away or work or want to take winter classes, and this will be a great thing for those students,” Perry said. “The only challenge I see is it might be hard for students to get food and transportation over break.” Anticipating these concerns, Resident Life partnered with Dining Services and the Department of Transportation Services to map out some resources for students during the winter term. Dining Services will open the 24 Shop for a limited number of hours each afternoon, and certain DOTS routes will service the stop outside Elkton Hall. Students will still have to find a way to get their meals between the end of fall semester and the beginning of the January term, Metz said. “We recommend that students go out to the grocery store beforehand, get their food and be prepared to cook for the days between about December 22 and January 2,” Metz said. “One of the reasons why we chose Elkton was because it has a kitchen that students can use over the break.” At least one RA will be on duty in Elkton Hall every day


their friends or parents to try it.” Although there are two other Mediterranean-influenced restaurants in the city, Roti Mediterranean Grill and Krazi Kebob, Hardy said Garbanzo will draw students in by making all of its food fresh every day. “One of our sayings is, ‘If it was meant to grow in a can, it would come that way,’” Hardy said. After Garbanzo opens, students can look forward to the debut of one of College Park’s first barbecue restaurants, The Maryland Smokehouse, which will open on the ground floor of The Varsity in about a month, said Chris George, the restaurant’s owner. “I’m originally from Memphis, and barbecue is kind of king there, and I thought there was not a lot of great barbecue options in this area,” George said. “Barbecue is very popular around the country with college students and with the 20-something crowd.” At The Maryland Smokehouse, customers will order at the counter

“The only challenge I see is it might be hard for students to get food and transportation over break.” BAYLEY PERRY

Residence Hall Association senator throughout the break, and the front desk will be open each afternoon and through the night, from 3 p.m. to 9 a.m. Officials have notified prospective Elkton RAs that they will continue working for parts of winter break. “I’ve been writing their hire letters and including a big sentence letting them know that they will be responsible for break duty,” Metz said. “But they will share the duty, so it’s not like all of them will stay the entire break period.” Caitlyne Brown, who will work as an RA in Elkton next year, said the additional break duty factored into her decision to work in Elkton. “It was definitely one thing I considered, and Elkton was still my first choice,” said the sophomore anthropology and biology major. “I live really close by, so it’s really convenient for me to be on campus or go home if I want to. I knew it would easier for me to be here over break than someone who lives far away.”

breakthroughs in physics, but it may give rise to new innovations in the field of engineering. Work with this ferrofluid-based material could lead to the creation of new substances with practical applications, he said. Part of the experiment’s purpose is to perfect the ferrofluid-based material and show that it can be used in place of more complicated and costly artificial materials. That could aid scientists in other experiments as well as in practical work, such as preventing computer chips from overheating, Smolyaninova said. After about six months of work, the team is planning to add a new twist to the experiment: coating some particles in gold to try to improve the properties of the material, Smolyaninov said. Miller said he hopes the researchers will eventually be able to create conditions we don’t have on earth and witness the resulting impacts on the laws of physics on a small scale. “If they are able to customize what these metamaterials can do, it sounds like it could lead to some pretty interesting breakthroughs,” Miller said. For example, in their minisystem, researchers could experiment with what could happen to the laws of physics close to a black hole, or what would happen if protons weighed more or less than they do, he said. For now, the existence of an alternative universe is left to speculation and Doctor Who.

carried out in a tiny glass container just a couple of inches tall and an inch wide, provides a physical analogy for how light can behave differently in a system made of materials not naturally found on earth, Smolyaninov said. The system is made of ferrofluid-based material, a magnetized substance that can manipulate light to behave in ways that it doesn’t normally behave, he said. In the demonstration, the light behaved as a physical object does in our space-time, Smolyaninova said. Confused yet? Space-time is the mathematical theory that encompasses the four dimensions of our world — three spatial dimensions and one time dimension — and dictates how physical objects behave, she said. Unfortunately, the experiment doesn’t bring scientists any closer to obtaining hard evidence in support of the multiverse theory. And to actually create another universe would be impossible, Smolyaninova said. This experiment is solely to show how light can reproduce itself through this new material. But the experiment is only the beginning, and there’s still ample potential for future discoveries. Paulo Bedaque, a physics professor and skeptic of the multiverse idea, said he doubts the experiment will lead to any

and their food will be delivered to their tables, George said. Students can get everything from sandwiches for about $6 to a full rack of ribs with side items for $24. “The great thing about our food — the flavors are just really, really phenomenal,” George said. “Our ribs are just absolutely to die for. They are off-the-bone tender and have a great, great smoky flavor from the very wood we smoke with.” Any university student with a valid photo ID will receive a 10 percent discount at the eatery, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. Because the area is short on barbecue spots, Julia Cha said she’s most excited for The Maryland Smokehouse to open. “The only one I know is Urban in Rockville,” said the junior animal science major. “I don’t know about the pizza place; there’s overwhelming pizza already.”

meetings From PAGE 1 ACC about 60 years ago led to much public outcry. Many initially chastised the move and said the public should have had more input before Loh made his decision. However, the decision ultimately rested with Loh. He said he wanted the regents’ approval, though, and would have torn up the contracts if he did not receive it. The regents first learned of the potential deal between the university and the Big Ten on Nov. 15, according to the compliance board’s report. The regents’ legal counsel, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Faulk, advised them and said a closed meeting met the Open Meetings Act’s exceptions and was still in compliance with state law. Faulk asked the compliance board to drop the complaints because the regents “endorsed a

But Slices Pizza Co., which will most likely open at the end of March down the street from Big Play Sports Grill, markets itself as a far cry from the typical pizza parlor. The owners, one of whom is from Italy, boast about 30 years of restaurant experience between them and plan to offer more than a dozen unique gourmet pizzas by the slice. “Typically pizza places have a few slices out and then the more gourmet and other types won’t be available by the slice,” said Stefanie DiBenedetto, an owner of the restaurant. “People aren’t used to having all the offerings we have. It’s exciting for them each time to try it.” For example, along with traditional cheese and pepperoni, the eatery will offer a “Coney Island” pizza with pieces of Nathan’s hot dogs and french fries on top, and a “Taco Loco” pizza with refried beans instead of tomato sauce and taco beef,

cheddar cheese, sour cream, jalapenos and tortilla chips on top. Other varieties include“The Thai Chicken,”“The Mac ’n Cheese”and “The Buffalo Chicken.” Though another pizza place, Jumbo Slice Pizza, will open most likely at the end of the summer near The Barking Dog, DiBenedetto said she hopes students will “fall in love” with Slices’ unique concept. However, Slices won’t be able to satisfy students’ late-night cravings like Ratsie’s or Pizza Autentica. DiBenedetto said the restaurant will close at 11 p.m. every day, in part because of concerns over crime. At The Maryland Smokehouse, George also said he was “absolutely” concerned and would have security cameras and an alarm system in the restaurant. But Hardy said the Garbanzo staff wasn’t worried about crime. “I think we will take things in stride as we come,” she said. “We’re just really excited to be a

part of the community.” Several cuisines are still lacking from downtown, students said, like African-based foods. However, the three new restaurants should each bring in “authentic” flavors to the city, from the Mediterranean and the American South. “Our founder is from the Mediterranean,” Hardy said about Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill. “A lot of his recipes are from his mother and grandmother.” Garbanzo imports several items from the region, including its pickles and baba ghanoush, she said. And for a meal on the run, a must for many busy college students, you can’t go wrong with a pita wrap, Hardy added. “You can grab it and go,” she said. “If you’re going to class or a meeting, you can get your stuffed pita, and we wrap it up for you and you go on your way.”

decision already made,” rather than voting to make a decision. Upon receiving criticism for the closed session meetings, the university system issued a statement in December, acknowledging it did not completely fulfill its duty to the public but noting that matters discussed warranted a private meeting. A month later, the regents said the failure to announce the meetings was “at worst technical” and the public learned of the sessions through the media. But the compliance board dismissed the regents’ argument, stating that only official notice satisfies the open meetings law requirements. And though the compliance board determined the regents were warranted in holding parts of the meeting privately — such as discussing financial documents Loh disclosed to the regents concerning the move — other parts could and should have been open to the public. For example, possible uses of additional revenue the university

will make by being in the Big Ten and how the move will affect students’athletic and academic careers should have been public discussion, the compliance board stated. Jaffe hopes the regents will now hold a public meeting where all affected parties can vote on the move. Some critics of the regents’ decision said officials should address the matters in a public forum and revote on the move. “Not only did they violate the process, a flawed process, but it was also a bad decision,” Jaffe said. “Now they’re going into this Big Ten conference, nowhere near most of the schools. It’s a terrible decision, philosophically and morally and also legally because they broke the law.” Although USM officials said they are aware of the public’s sentiment, they said not to expect a public vote — at least just yet. “It hasn’t been on the agenda for any public meetings at this point,” said Mike Lurie, USM spokesman. “I’m not aware of a meeting

scheduled for that to happen. That doesn’t mean that that would or would not happen.” The regents have since outlined and revised procedures for future closed session meetings, Lurie said, which the compliance board determined is consistent with state law. The regents will “redouble [their] efforts” to provide advanced notice of any closed meeting, including its date, time and location; vote before going into closed session; and prepare proper minutes of closed sessions. But Jaffe said the state’s Open Meetings Act still needs revision. “The current one has too many loopholes,” Jaffe said.“All state government agencies should have their meetings open to the public because they’re conducting the public’s business, and when they conduct the public’s business, the public has a right to know what’s going on, which is exactly what did not occur with the Board of Regents.”








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t’s been government dysfunction at its finest. In the infamous summer 2011 debt ceiling debate, congressional leaders and President Obama kicked the can down the road in negotiating a long-term budget deal when deciding whether to raise the nation’s borrowing limit. Rather than actually working out a plan, national leaders collectively decided to put in place a potential series of across-the-board cuts — to be triggered in 2013 — so detrimental to the economy that lawmakers would have no choice but to come back and negotiate after the election season. But this government has proven itself almost completely incapable of compromise. In theory, it sounded like congressional leaders would have to devise a way to avoid the cuts, which are known as sequestration. At the time, both Republicans and Democrats seemed absolutely confident there was no way this deal would stay in place. After all, the cuts aren’t good for anyone — so why would policymakers let them take effect? Yet on Friday that’s just what Washington’s leaders did. Obama signed an order authorizing $85 billion worth of cuts from March 1 until Sept. 30. Maybe the government will craft another plan, but there are other, more pressing budget battles in the near future. Most importantly, there’s the partial government shutdown that could come March 27 if leaders don’t agree on a way to fund the government programs that will run out of money by the end of the month. While Obama said Friday that Ameri-

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cans won’t feel the sequester’s impacts right away, they’ll certainly be noticeable within a few weeks. And this university is no exception — higher education is slated to receive an 8.2 percent reduction in federal funds, which supports financial aid and research. University President Wallace Loh and other officials said they have prepared some protections to help


The university community must prepare for the harsh cuts that will accompany the sequester. groups that would be most affected by the sequester, provided it doesn’t last too long. Their preparedness should be commended, but officials should brace the university community for long-lasting cuts because it doesn’t seem like we’re going to see a more reasonable national budget plan anytime soon. While thousands of students would be affected by these cuts, the ones most at risk are a group of more than 200 lowincome students who will have to drop out without continued aid, about 1,500 graduate research assistants and 2,300 research faculty and staff whose salaries would be reduced — possibly to unsustainable levels. Many university officials are hopeful the sequester will only last a short while before national leaders set their priorities straight and protect their constituents. Until then, they reason,

they’ll be OK. But given the almost two years’ worth of nonstop battles and gridlock since the debt ceiling debate and the impending budget fight to avert a partial shutdown, that outlook is likely too optimistic. Loh said the university is in the midst of pooling together any and all extra resources, as well as preparing for a possible fundraising drive, to protect these members of the university community. And university research is protected, at least for the time being, because federal research institutes will receive cuts first before they trickle down to the university. The university should certainly try to help impacted students, faculty and staff for as long as possible, but officials should also prepare for the worst and remain transparent as they decide how we will manage these cuts. Everyone will have to take a hit — but it will be much more sustainable if all affected parties are given adequate notice of when and how bad the effects will be. We unfortunately have little reason to believe the government will do much to help us in the near future. University officials have nobly stepped in to try to offset those cuts, but we may soon have to grapple with the grim reality of what our national leaders have left us with. Maybe Washington will help make our lives a little easier. But we have almost no reason to think this will be the case, so the best we can do right now is prepare for the worst and be pleasantly surprised by anything more positive.


I love America (and my ‘O’ face) DREW FARRELL Last week, while performing my normal morning routine — brushing my teeth with a can of National Bohemian, ironing my purple camo cargo pants, wiping a single tear from my cheek as I saluted my shrine of David Simon, etc. — I read Danny Dvorak’s Feb. 27 column, “Oh say, can you see the Orioles fans?” Because I fancy myself The Diamondback opinion section’s resident Balti-moron, I reckon I should be the one to set the record straight, once and for all, on screaming “Oh” during the national anthem. I don’t know how they do things in that silly “man in the map” hat of a state you call Minnesota, but in Maryland we have a little saying: “You come at the king, you best not miss.” And hon’, did Dvorak miss (the point, that is). Dvorak’s column echoes the two primary criticisms I’ve heard all my life regarding our traditional scream: First, it’s inappropriate, over-thetop, self-indulgent and annoying, and second, it desecrates America’s hallowed theme song. While the first point is up for debate because annoyance is a matter of subjectivity, the second critique fails because it lacks an applicable understanding of nationalism — and more specifically, American patriotism. In February, before I traveled to New Orleans to see the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, I shared a similar opinion of nationalism (and, by extension, American patriotism) as Albert Einstein, who famously called it “the measles of mankind.” On the grandest scale, I mocked the unconditional love toward one’s homeland, despite the inherent irony that I had just spent half of my tuition to watch a football team play a game based solely on the close proximity of its home field to where I was delivered into this world. With childish glee, I awaited Alicia Keys’ performance of “The Star-

Spangled Banner” so I could scream “Oh” at the top of my lungs to differentiate myself from those losers from San Francisco who made the trip for the same reasons I did. Then, something happened. The national anthem had an opening act — The Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus — who sang a rendition of “America the Beautiful” so beautifully sad that it literally moved me to tears. There I was, a lifelong cynic, 22 going on 6 years old, so emotional for so long that I actually scrambled to gather myself enough to vocalize the “Oh” with my fellow Baltimoreans. But, it was that noise, the raucous Ravens fans drowning out everyone else, juxtaposing the silent 49ers fans, that made the moment authentically American. It was as if the real national anthem was, in fact, “America the Beautiful,” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” had actually been an encore — an homage to the Sandy Hook children, meant to symbolize how from my state to California, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, America’s heart was still broken. Being American, I concluded, was actually pretty cool. So, to condemn the big “Oh” on the grounds that you love America so much you find Baltimoreans’ public display of affection for their state offensive is anti-American and an oxymoron. While it’s true “The Star-Spangled Banner” merits the utmost honorable presentation, the song is about being American, which at its core has never been about showmanship, but instead a celebration of the idiosyncrasies that make us different from one another. In essence, the “Oh” just means that if you can hear it, you aren’t in the Redwood Forest, the Gulf Stream waters or the New York island. It means that you’re in the place that does crab cakes and football — well, mostly lacrosse. But, most importantly, however foreign and out of place it makes you feel, hearing that “Oh” means that, while you may not be in Minnesota anymore, you’re still in America. And that’s the magic of it all. Drew Farrell is a senior English major.He can be reached at

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Mind your head: football in America IAN LACY Growing up, I played almost any sport my parents would let me. Whether I was gliding through the pool during swim practice or careening down a mountainside on my skis, I was usually in motion. Although I played contact sports like wrestling, my mother never let me play the one sport I truly wanted to play: football. Every time I would ask, she would simply respond: “No, Ian. I’ve seen the way those kids play. You’ll end up with brain damage.” Many years later, it turns out Mom may have been right after all. Over the past couple of years, a number of former NFL stars have reported injuries suffered during their time playing football have left them with severe brain trauma. One, Junior Seau, committed suicide to escape the agony of his condition, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. CTE develops from repeated brain trauma and essentially causes the brain to deteriorate, leading to depression and other mood disorders. Just looking at the severity of injuries

these players have suffered by playing the game got me thinking: Should we really let youth play this game before high school? Personally, I would say no. I am not saying football as a sport should be banned outright, but I do believe the way the game is taught should be altered in order to preserve the health of our nation’s youth who choose to play it. In order to teach the way the game is played, we must change the structure of the football training system. From an early age, children are launched into full-contact football. Many argue this is how you learn to play the game and it will ingrain the methods of tackling effectively. I beg to differ. USA Rugby has most children playing before their high school years in some sort of touch rugby, so kids learn the game without exposing themselves to injury. Last I checked, rugby required you to learn to tackle, and the children who come through this system learn to do so effectively once they graduate from touch rugby into full-contact play when they enter high school. Football could do something similar, such as a flag football curriculum in which children learn to play the game without sacrificing their bodies before

their high school years. This is a small modification I believe would allow for greater player safety and would actually benefit the game as a whole. Through playing flag football at the youth level, I believe the brute force element of football would be replaced by increased skill at most major positions. Wide receivers would run cleaner and crisper routes. Cornerbacks would learn how to shadow wide receivers more effectively in their coverage without relying on jamming them at the line of scrimmage and using raw physicality. Quarterbacks would learn to throw cleanly from the pocket and would be able to refine their throwing motions without fear of being blindsided. You would still have football players playing football. But you would decrease the chances of long-term brain injuries that accompany it. If this change — or a change like it — is made, I believe the number of athletes who end up with traumatic brain injury will drastically decrease, and we will no longer have to hear about football players suffering from playing the game they love. Ian Lacy is a junior kinesiology major. He can be reached at

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From the day they step foot on this campus, students are bombarded with “internships,” “internships,” “internships.” This magic word seems to be the only key to getting a job after graduation and maybe even — gasp — financial independence. With resources like the Career Center and The President’s Promise, this university is more committed than ever to securing these opportunities for students. Once the search begins, hopeful undergraduates encounter a dizzying array of applications, cover letters and references before discovering the real truth behind this summer staple: Not all internships are created equal. It is not uncommon for a student to decide between taking an unpaid internship or pursuing that paid, “traditional” summer job. Parents, professors and the media can pressure us into believing internships are essential, as if simply having the word on your resume guarantees a future career. But before you forgo an entire summer’s worth of income, consider the giant risk of spending three months stuck playing hamster in some office, doing little more than making copies or fetching coffee. This worst-case, but very possible, scenario leaves you with both no money and no real experience. The second choice promises income, but might not wow a future employer. So what are we to do? First, consider the internship’s value relative to your desired field. Just having “internship” tacked on to the job description hardly seems worth it if the position offers no pay and little relevant experience. In this case, it might be better to take that paid summer job. And then there is perhaps the most important takeaway of a summer job. Short-term, service-industry jobs can teach young people the same real-

life skills necessary in any professional field. One hardly needs to work in a boardroom or laboratory to encounter coworker dynamics, stressful situations or difficult clients. For freshman architecture major Kirstie Korzeniowski, working as a waitress at Ledo’s Restaurant taught her these sorts of skills and more. She and her coworkers may not have worn suits, but she still had to learn how to work with people of all different ages and positions, which she noted became especially awkward when “you’re 17 and training a 35-year-old to do the same job as you.” Learning time management skills and responsibility was a must, Korzeniowski said. “It’s your job to get there on time, not mommy or daddy’s.” Independence and self-motivation are invaluable skills regardless of profession, but this kind of learning experience can be forgotten during the internship-job debate. Unless the jobs of the future require us to only interact with a computer in some isolated pod that separates us from all human contact, we will all have to learn to deal with unfair or awkward work situations. Waitressing helped Korzeniowski “learn to deal when the kitchen messes up and your table blames you, because … your tip depends on it. You just try to deal as professionally as possible.” Of course, the decision regarding summer jobs is individual and depends on a variety of factors such as financial need, career plans or proximity to graduation. Internships are a great way to get your feet wet in the professional world, but remember to weigh the real value of your summer experience before casting aside that summer job for an unpaid internship. Whether lifeguarding, scooping ice cream or serving pizza, young people on the job encounter tricky circumstances where they are forced to act maturely and professionally — skills that will serve as assets in any desired profession. Lauren Nurse is a freshman government and politics major. She can be reached at



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Guard SequoiA Austin scored a career-high 15 points off the bench and helped key a 15-1 run in the first half of the Terps’ 88-61 victory over Wake Forest yesterday. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

DEVILS From PAGE 8 Duke’s (2-4, 0-1) first possession and started a breakaway that ended with attackman Owen Blye finding the back of the net to give the Terps (4-0, 1-0) a 1-0 advantage less than a minute into the contest. Midfielder Mike Chanenchuk took charge from there, scoring two goals and notching an assist in the first quarter to help give the Terps a 4-1 advantage by the end of the frame. The Terps have outscored opponents, 22-4, in the first quarter so far this season. “We come out with a lot of energy,” Chanenchuk said. “We try and use that on game day to get off to a good, fast start.” After Chanenchuk notched his third goal less than a minute into the second period, Duke pulled goalkeeper Dan Wigrizer in favor of Ben Krebs. Chanenchuk never stopped causing problems for the Blue Devils defense, finishing with four goals and two assists for a career-high six points. Through four games, four different Terps have posted game-high goal totals. “I got off to a good start,” Chanenchuk said. “If you start getting one or two in the net, you get a little confidence.”

DEACONS From PAGE 8 Len and guard Nick Faust. And the Terps responded, delivering arguably their most complete defensive effort of the season in a 67-57 win over the Demon Deacons before 14,173 at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. They nagged Wake Forest’s shooters all afternoon, and the Demon Deacons — a streaky bunch known for piecing together runs — shot just 32.7 percent from the field. They couldn’t manage the necessary baskets down the stretch, never seriously threatening after the Terps took a 10-point lead with about five minutes remaining. The victory gave a youthful Terps group a much-needed

VITALE From PAGE 8 strong defense against Demon Deacons star guard C.J. Harris. His 30 minutes were two more than any other Terp spent on the floor, and he played every second of the final 7:50. It was easily Howard’s most effective performance in a long while. Saturday marked the first time Howard collected at least four assists or logged at least 30 minutes since a Jan. 5 win over Virginia Tech, and the first time he scored eight points since a Jan. 1 win over IUPUI. In the 13 games he’s played in between that win and Saturday’s — he missed the Terps’ Jan. 30 loss at Florida State and Feb. 16 win over Duke due to illness and a suspension, respectively — Howard averaged a paltry two points and

forward Tierney Pfirman who was out with an illness — proved too much. Austin helped key a 15-1 Terps run that turned a 6-5 game with 15:35 remaining in the first half into a 21-7 lead in a span of less than eight minutes. The Greenbelt native scored seven points in the run. The smallest Terps lead the rest of the way would be 12, and they would take a 38-22 lead into halftime after Hawkins drilled a 3-pointer moments before the final buzzer. “We just really got after it defensively, didn’t let them get open shots and try to control the tempo early,” forward Alyssa Thomas said. In the second half, the Demon Deacons never seriously threatened the Terps, and the lead would balloon to as many as 32 with 3:54 left. From there, the rest of the Terps got into the scoring act with Hawkins and Austin. Thomas rebounded from a poor shooting night at Florida State to score 16 points, grab eight rebounds and dish a game-high seven assists. Center Alicia DeVaughn scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and center Malina Howard scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.

By game’s end, Duke had used four different netminders in an attempt to slow down Chanenchuk and the Terps’ high-octane offense. It never worked, though. None of the Blue Devils goalies stopped more than 31 percent of the Terps’ shots. On the other side of the field, Terps goalie Niko Amato maintained his stellar form, saving eight of 14 shots on goal. The defense’s ability to contain Duke’s All-American attackman Jordan Wolf was just as vital as Amato’s effort. Murray drew the assignment to cover Wolf for the majority of the game, and he held the junior without a goal for the first time this season. Wolf averaged more than four points a game before Saturday, but the Terps held him to just two points on two assists. “I try to do the same thing with any guy I cover,” Murray said. “I try to keep up with them and try to make them frustrated, and I think I did that today.” Without Wolf carrying their offense, the Blue Devils had no answer for the Terps’ overwhelming energy. Backto-back goals from midfielder Kevin Cooper early in the fourth quarter gave the Terps a 14-5 edge with nine minutes to go and effectively ended any chance Duke might have had at a comeback. The Terps were emotionally charged

road win and moved it back to .500 in conference play. “We were inspired today,” said Turgeon, whose Terps are now 2-6 in ACC road games. “It’s good to see a young team on the road play like that and defend like that. That was fun for me, to see guys diving on the floor and defending like that.” Wells carried the offensive load. While his teammates struggled to hit jumpers, the Xavier transfer attacked the lane. Nearly all of his game-high 23 points came within a couple feet of the basket, helping the Terps outscore Wake Forest, 46-18, in the paint. No other Terp finished in double figures, but three players — Faust, Howard and guard Logan Aronhalt — had eight or nine points. “I feel like in the previous games … I was getting away from what

1.7 assists in 15.5 minutes. “It’s just been up and down,” Howard said. “Me being an older guy, I feel like a lot of the younger guys look up to me, and I feel like I was kind of letting them down.” He was certainly letting Terps fans down. After playing just 14 games in an injury-riddled sophomore campaign, Howard entered his junior season as the Terps’ only true point guard. With a bevy of talented young scorers around Howard, Turgeon hoped to rely on the Los Angeles native to run the offense and keep everyone on the same page. And early on, that’s exactly what he did. It was blatantly clear he couldn’t shoot or score, but that wasn’t what the Terps needed from him. With Wells, guard Nick Faust and center Alex Len, among others, handling the scoring duties, Howard could just focus on facilitating. And he was successful, averaging nearly

Guard Katie Rutan, coming off her best shooting night of the season, scored only eight points, but she grabbed a career-high eight rebounds and sneaked past Wake Forest’s post players for four on the offensive glass. “I thought we were really able to get our transition going and really did a nice job sharing the basketball,” Frese said. “Obviously, it’s terrific to see five players score in double figures.” The Terps’ attention now turns to Greensboro, N.C., where the ACC tournament — which they won last season — begins Thursday. The Terps will be the No. 2 seed after winning a coin flip with No. 15 North Carolina after the two teams finished the year tied for second in the conference and each winning a game of their two-game series. But while the Terps’ eyes are on the future, yesterday was about Hawkins and what she’s done for the program. With her 18.5 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a near constant, Hawkins has proved herself a star. “With everything that she’s done for us and this program,” Thomas said, “we just wanted to go out with a bang with her for Senior Night.”

said pundits questioned whether his team could maintain the enthusiasm it displayed in a 12-10 win at defending champion Loyola a week ago. At Duke, the Terps made it clear their emotion isn’t likely to fade anytime soon. “These kids buy into playing hard for each other, for our school, for our alums and our state,” Tillman said. “That’s really a neat thing to be a part of.”

Midfielder Mike Chanenchuk recorded a career-high six points on Saturday, totaling four goals and two assists in the Terps’ 16-7 win over Duke. The Blue Devils used four different goalkeepers in the game. christian jenkins/the diamondback

I really do well,” said Wells, who finished with his highest point total since scoring 25 in a Dec. 2 win over George Mason. “Getting to the basket is my strength and that’s something I really wanted to be aggressive about.” The teams traded blows early until a 10-2 run gave the Terps (20-9, 8-8 ACC) a 30-24 lead entering the break. But for the second time in four days, Turgeon’s squad came out flat to start the second half. The Demon Deacons (12-16, 5-11) used a 9-2 rally to take a 33-32 edge, forcing Turgeon to call a

timeout with 15:08 remaining. With Wells muscling his way into the paint with ease, the Terps slowly started to pull away from a Wake Forest squad that upended then-No. 2 Miami at home a week earlier. After a pair of Howard free throws gave the Terps a 59-49 lead with 5:24 left, the teams exchanged buckets until the Terps finally secured their first 20-win season since 2009-10. “We responded well today,” Aronhalt said. “We made easy layups and really locked down on defense. We haven’t always shown that in past games, but

Guard Pe’Shon Howard played a team-high 30 minutes in the Terps’ 67-57 win at Wake Forest on Saturday. He scored eight points and dished out four assists. charlie deboyace/the diamondback six dimes through the Terps’ first 14 games. But once ACC play began, that number fell off dramatically. Howard was removed from the starting lineup after struggling in a Jan. 13 loss at Miami, and he hit rock-bottom in a zero-point, zero-assist, seven-turnover outing at North Carolina six days later. Howard simply didn’t look like an ACC-caliber point guard. His jump shots often had little chance of finding the basket, and his passes often had no chance of reaching their intended targets. When he had the ball in his hands, a turnover didn’t seem possible — it

From PAGE 8 allowing three earned runs and striking out eight batters in a 9-4 decision to cap off the sweep of the Tigers (0-4). At the beginning of the season, Szefc’s main concern was the youth at the back end of his starting rotation. But the freshmen have settled in nicely now that they’ve made a few starts each, as Mooney and Robinson are a combined 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA. “Typically freshmen at this level are going to have their ups and downs,” Szefc said. “It’s a process, and you just have to be patient with them and hope they continue to come out and [throw strikes].” Despite consistent pitching all weekend, the Terps’ true triumph was at the plate. The squad compiled 39 hits, including the first home run of the season at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium off the bat of right fielder Jordan Hagel. “Our team works the best when we’re working as a team, not as individuals,” Hagel said. “We work well as a group, and when we’re hitting in big situations and with people on, we tend to get hits all the time now. And it’s working out really well.” Left fielder Michael Montville played the hero yesterday. His three-run double in the fifth keyed the Terps’ six-run inning, and he finished the afternoon 3-for-4 with five RBIs. “Guys have a lot more at-bats under their belts,” he said. “We haven’t faced quite the level arms [that we did against LSU], but we’re also better hitters now than we were three weeks ago.” With the bulk of the Terps’ nonconference schedule now behind them, the squad — which will play at Liberty on Wednesday — will look forward to the beginning of ACC play next weekend on the road against Virginia. While there are certainly still improvements to be made and holes to fill, there is nothing more powerful than momentum. And in the midst of a nine-game winning streak, the Terps have a whole lot of that. “We’re hot right now,” Hagel said. “Virginia is going to be a tough place to play, but we feel as comfortable as anyone right now.”

the whole way. Each time they scored, the players on the sideline began shoving each other and jumping in the air, performing what they call the “Maryland mosh pit.” Sure, it seems like fun, but Tillman said it also plays a role in their success. The Terps’ passion has them out to a blistering start and has helped the team capture road wins over a pair of ranked teams. Prior to Saturday, though, Tillman


seemed imminent. He became a liability. Coach Mark Turgeon cut Howard’s playing time significantly, relegating the one-time starter to just 15-20 minutes off the bench in the latter half of the conference schedule. “Pe’Shon checked out on us a little bit,” said Turgeon, who suspended the point guard for a violation of team rules before the Terps’ 83-81 win over thenNo. 2 Duke on Feb. 16. “He would probably disagree, but mentally, he just wasn’t into it.” Without Howard, though, the Terps had no viable option at point guard. Faust and freshman Seth Allen split time at the

I think tonight Coach got the message to us that we have to stick together at all costs.” It was the perfect remedy for a team that’s had a tendency to fall apart defensively on the road this season. The Terps notched ugly defeats at two ACC bottomfeeders — Boston College and Georgia Tech — within the past two weeks and were desperate to avoid yet another letdown. So the team ignored offense in the days leading up to Saturday’s win. Turgeon berated his players’ defensive execution during grueling film sessions and took them through a series of team-bonding exercises. With just three regular-season games remaining, he figured it was time for the Terps to start playing as a cohesive unit. “The main thing was we just didn’t look like we had fun,”

Howard said. “We had fun off the court, but between the lines, we just didn’t look like we were having fun.” The Terps seemed to enjoy Saturday’s win. They patted each other on the back after missed jumpers and chuckled when Len got into a lengthy scrum with Wake Forest’s Devin Thomas late in the game. Continuing to rediscover the fun could prove vital for the Terps as they prepare to wrap up their regular-season campaign. But on Saturday, Turgeon wasn’t concerned with the future. He was just relieved to see his team lock down defensively and notch a much-needed win. “We competed today,” Turgeon said. “We had an attitude that we weren’t going to lose.”

position, but both proved unequipped to handle the responsibility. The pair has combined to average more turnovers than assists per game in league play, leading an offense that easily owns the conference’s worst turnover margin. In fact, Wells — a swingman who is averaging a team-leading 3.6 assists in conference play — has emerged as the team’s top facilitator. So as hard as it is to imagine, the Terps needed Howard to round into form. Turgeon seemed to realize it, too, tearing into the junior after a film session last week. He wanted to see Howard renew his commitment to the team and return to the player who recorded a career-high 13 assists in a Nov. 16 win over LIU-Brooklyn. “He just told me to get it together,” Howard said. “He’s always had confidence in me, and he’s always let me know

that. That’s one thing I appreciate with Coach. A lot of coaches will shun you off when you’re not on the court, but he did a great job of keeping me positive.” For at least one game, it paid off. Howard posted his best performance in nearly two months, even if his numbers didn’t exactly jump off the stat sheet. And when the final seconds ticked off the game clock, he was the one with the ball in his hands. That’s exactly what the Terps need. Turgeon doesn’t want a scoring point guard. He’s already got plenty of those in his rotation. He needs a facilitator, someone who can run the offense and limit turnovers. Howard can be that player. And if the Terps want any hope of making a seemingly improbable run at an NCAA Tournament berth, they’ll need him to be.

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Energetic Terps blow out Duke Chanenchuk scores four goals as team cruises to 16-7 win Saturday By Aaron Kasinitz Staff writer

DURHAM, N.C. — As Duke attackman Christian Walsh fired a shot 30 feet from the goal with time dwindling in the first quarter Saturday at Koskinen Stadium, Terrapins men’s lacrosse midfielder Landon Carr turned his back, deflecting the ball away from the net. Before the ball fell to the ground, the Terps sideline exploded. Each player leapt, roared and stormed onto the field to congratulate teammates as the period expired.

Less than 20 feet away, things looked a bit different. Several Blue Devils dropped their heads along the sideline, and the Duke players on the field — facing an early three-goal deficit — slowly jogged off without any fanfare. The contrast in enthusiasm persisted throughout the No. 1 Terps’ 16-7 victory over the No. 19 Blue Devils. The Terps flew around the field, their sideline continued to chatter, and they rode a wave of energy to a convincing win in their final trip to Duke as an ACC team. “That’s who we are — we can’t go any other way. We are a team that

plays with a lot of emotion,” coach John Tillman said. “We try to create an environment where the kids have fun, where they’re excited for each other.” Even the hundred or so Terps fans who made the four-hour trek from College Park to Durham were involved in that emotion Saturday, constantly overpowering Duke faithful with chants of, “Let’s go Terps.” And from the outset, the Terps justified their fans’ exuberance. Defenseman Goran Murray blocked a shot on See DEVILS, Page 7

The Terps celebrate their first goal in Saturday’s 16-7 rout of the Blue Devils in Durham, N.C. christian jenkins/the diamondback




Demon Defense

Terps post complete defensive performance in critical road win at Wake Forest By Connor Letourneau Senior staff writer

Forward Tianna Hawkins posted game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds in the Terps’ 88-61 win over Wake Forest yesterday. It was the senior’s final regular-season game at Comcast Center. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Moments after suffering a 10-point loss at Georgia Tech on Wednesday, the Terrapins men’s basketball players hung their heads. They wondered how they could’ve just let the ACC’s worst

shooting squad score 78 points, allowing another defensive disappearance to effectively move them out of the NCAA Tournament discussion. So coach Mark Turgeon decided it was time for a change. He would commit the next two days to fixing the Terps’ defense, and then he would

start the team’s five best defensive players Saturday at Wake Forest. After a coaching staff vote at Friday’s practice, the Terps moved guard Pe’Shon Howard and forward James Padgett into the starting lineup alongside forward Dez Wells, center Alex See DEACONS, Page 7

Hawkins strong in Senior Day victory Terps beat Wake, 88-61, in balanced effort By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer With just less than three minutes left in yesterday’s game, Tianna Hawkins checked out of the Terrapins women’s basketball team’s game against Wake Forest to a standing ovation. Playing her final regular-season home contest, the All-ACC forward posted the type of stat line she’s been known for during her time in College Park — game highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds — to notch her 13th double-double of the season on Senior Day. It might have been Hawkins’ day, but the No. 9 Terps put together one of their most balanced performances of the season in dispatching Wake Forest, 88-61, to close the regular season before 6,474 at Comcast Center. Coming off a last-second loss at No. 24 Florida State on Thursday night, five Terps scored at least 13 points, including guard Sequoia Austin, who scored a career-high 15 off the bench. All eight players who saw action scored. Four Terps also grabbed at least seven rebounds, as they dominated the Demon

Deacons on the glass, 40-26. “I thought you saw us play really aggressive and with confidence, shooting shots and really making shots easier for one another,” coach Brenda Frese said. “I thought our guard play was really good, being able to get passes inside and out offensively. To be able to have that clicking — we know our defense can always be there — but to be able to have both was really good to see.” The afternoon started with the team’s seniors, Hawkins and forward Caitlin Adams, being honored at midcourt and ended after Adams, an ex-Terps volleyball player, scored for the second time in her Terps basketball career on two free throws. The win, which snapped a twogame losing streak, marked the end of a home career for Hawkins in which she developed from a lightly touted local prospect into the ACC’s leading scorer. “It’s just been a great experience just to be part of this tradition, a part of this program,” Hawkins said. The Demon Deacons hung tough with the Terps early, but the Terps’ firepower — despite missing See WAKE, Page 7

Forward Dez Wells (No. 32) scored a game-high 23 points and guard Pe’Shon Howard (right) had four assists in the Terps’ 67-57 win at Wake Forest. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

Howard might not be Terps’ best player, but he’s crucial to team’s success JOSH VITALE WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — At first glance, it might seem like Pe’Shon Howard didn’t do all that much in Joel Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. The Terrapins men’s basketball

guard scored a pedestrian eight points on 3-of-6 shooting, dished out four assists and committed two turnovers in the team’s 67-57 win at Wake Forest. Though it was a nice line, it was hardly the best statistical performance of the afternoon. After all, forward Dez Wells notched a game-high 23 points.

But Howard’s impact Saturday can’t be measured in numbers. The junior stabilized an offense that had endured more than a month without a reliable point guard. He ran the team’s offensive sets, slowed the Terps down when they moved too fast and played See VITALE, Page 7


Offense leads Terps in sweep Team outscores Princeton, 40-9, in four home wins By Daniel Popper Staff writer

Left Fielder Michael Montville (No. 20) drives in second baseman Kyle Convissar yesterday in a 3-for-4, five-RBI performance against Princeton. The Terps defeated the Tigers, 9-4, to cap off a four-game sweep at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. charlie deboyace/the diamondback

Terrapins baseball coach John Szefc has been waiting for his team’s offense to reach its potential all season. His lineup has averaged a little more than six runs over its first eight games, but for Szefc, it wasn’t enough. This weekend, though, it was. The wait was over. The Terps scored 40 runs in a four-game home sweep of Princeton — including a 16-run outburst in the first leg of Saturday’s double-header — extending their winning streak to nine games. They limited strikeouts, drew more walks and, most importantly, capitalized with runners in scoring position. “I think people are seeing the ball really well,” said Kyle Convissar, who exploded for five hits and

five RBIs in Saturday’s 16-3 victory. “I think we’re working on the little things, and we’re doing what we’re supposed to at the plate.” The Terps won Friday afternoon, 6-0, behind a dominant performance from left-hander Jimmy Reed. The senior went six innings, allowing four hits and no runs while striking out a career-high 10 batters. Right-hander Brady Kirkpatrick followed suit Saturday, surrendering one earned run in seven innings of two-hit ball. Freshman right-hander Kevin Mooney put on his best performance of the season in Saturday’s second game, leading the Terps to a 9-2 victory with six scoreless innings. The Terps (9-3) started another rookie on the mound Sunday as Alex Robinson went 4.2 innings, See TIGERS, Page 7

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