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Support for Regents finalize tuition freeze Samaritan After state legislators spared higher ed., tuition held for 4th year practically unanimous BY ALLISON STICE Senior staff writer
TOWSON, Md. – With much pomp and circumstance, the Board of Regents unanimously voted to extend a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduate students for the
fourth straight year yesterday. The freeze had been anticipated since the end of the legislative session earlier this month, during which the state General Assembly managed to largely preserve funding for higher education despite a $500 million budget cut. The
regents used yesterday’s meeting at Towson University to extensively and repeatedly thank lawmakers for their support. Surrounded by television cameras, the regents, members of a 17-member panel of gubernatorial appointees that oversees Univer-
sity System of Maryland policy, commended both the legislature and Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) for about 20 minutes before voting to approve the freeze, which was the only item on the agenda.
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Only 1 senator opposes implementing protocol BY MARISSA LANG Senior staff writer
In a highly anticipated vote, the University Senate overwhelmingly voiced its support for the adoption of a Good Samaritan procedure yesterday. The senate voted 64-1 to support a protocol enabling students who call 911 for themselves or for a fellow student in need of medical help to do so without worrying about facing university punishment, provided both students involved complete an “approved alcohol intervention program” at the University Health Center. “Our goal is singular: to protect the health and
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A vast majority of the University Senate voted to support a Good Samaritan protocol. MATTHEW CREGER/THE DIAMONDBACK
Univ. Senate battles over open access Resolution would have pushed professors to publish in free journals
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Barry and Steve’s delivers odd items, both new and used BY NICK RHODES Staff writer
f you’re a student looking for an ironic T-shirt to get a laugh in sociology class, a pair of dress pants to impress your significant other at dinner or some scrubs for the “Naughty Nurses” theme party this weekend, you’re in luck. Tomorrow marks the grand opening of Barry and Steve’s Clothing Exchange, a retail clothing store that’s a cross between a Salvation Army store and an outlet. “On the one hand, you can buy clothing that would be suitable
for an interview or a dinner date,” store manager and senior history major Thomas Rushin said. “At the same time, we have comical T-shirts and ties.” Filling the empty storefront on Knox Road left by Bikini Splash, Barry and Steve’s offers a wide range of clothing — both brand new and slightly used — at low prices. Amid the sea of campy items such as a Mr. T “I pity the fool” T-shirt, a Kellogg’s cereal character tie and a SpongeBob Squarepants wool hat are brands such as The North Face, Nike, Nordstrom, Gap, Ralph
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RHA seeks single-stream recycling
An unforeseen debate erupted at the University Senate meeting yesterday about where faculty members should be encouraged to publish their research. After more than half an hour of debate, the senate voted against a resolution that called for faculty members to publish their work in free online databases. Despite the potential savings open-access journals could bring to the university, the senate voted the resolution down in a 37-24 decision, due to perceived impositions on academic freedom. “[The cost of scholarly journals] has to be one of the most challenging issues we have at this university,” Senate Chair Ken Holum said. The defeated resolution, proposed by the senate’s faculty affairs committee, laid out four specific suggestions: for university President Dan Mote to advocate for open-access journals on a national level, to urge the libraries to educate faculty on the cost of journals and to encourage faculty to publish their research in open-access journals and deposit findings in open-access databases whenever possible. Because so many faculty members are published in research journals that require subscriptions, the university has to pay for access to numerous journals every year. Dan Falvey,
Student leaders are pushing for the dorms to adopt single-stream recycling, but some officials are doubtful the program is worth the cost. While the Residence Hall Association passed a resolution Tuesday to investigate switching the dorms to single-stream recycling, implementing the program would cause the university’s recycling costs to escalate dramatically. In a normal system, residents have to separate different types of recyclable materials — like glass, plastic, aluminum and paper — from each other before they are collected. In single-stream recycling, a recycling company separates them after collection, causing
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Officials say switch would increase recycling costs BY RICH ABDILL AND DANA CETRONE Staff writers
At a drug policy protest, waiting for the police to show BY NICK RHODES Staff writer
Last night, for once, a group of students standing in a circle, taking turns inhaling smoke from a rolled cigarette, were actually trying to get attention from University Police. Yesterday, eight students from the university’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws participated in a “smoke out,” where students smoked handrolled cigarettes that bore striking resemblance to “joints” typically filled with marijuana. Participants then went to places they A bin near Calvert Quad prompts students to sort their recycling. JACLYN BOROWSKI/THE DIAMONDBACK
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Out-of-state students will likely see tuition increase despite in-state freeze TUITION, from Page 1 While in-state tuition was frozen, out-of-state tuition is still up in the air and will likely rise. It generally increases at about the rate of inflation — about 4 percent a year. With the out-of-state increase, no programming cuts will have to be made to the state’s public universities, although the legislature cut $5.6 million from what O’Malley’s original operating fund budget proposed. “That’s what makes this moment so important,” USM Chancellor Brit Kirwan said. “Some will say, ‘You’re freezing tuition; you’ll hurt quality.’” Kirwan did not agree, however, saying the university system has made the necessary investments to allow a tuition freeze without threatening the quality of university programs. O’Malley held a lighthearted press conference immediately after the meeting and was introduced by Towson University President Bob Caret as the country’s “education governor.”
“Our progress as a people depends on ... an upwardly mobile middle class, especially in this global economy,” O’Malley said. “It depends on our ability to invest in our people.” Kirwan and Regents Chairman Cliff Kendall, both of whom recently returned from a national higher education conference in San Diego, said they were the envy of their colleagues across the country. According to Kirwan, public university tuition will rise 14 percent in Washington state for each of the next two years, and the university system of Florida has suffered a 4.5 percent budget cut. “It’s clear that the University System of Maryland is one of the leaders in the nation in terms of programming and funding,” Kendall said. “It reflects the priorities of the governor and the General Assembly.” Four years ago, before the freeze, tuition across the university system was sixth highest in the nation. It now stands at 16th, and university officials are confident
extending the freeze for a fourth year will bring it down even further. O’Malley noted the oneyear extension of the Higher Education Investment Fund, a dedicated source of funding fueled by a corporate sales tax, which he said he hopes to make permanent in the future. He also mentioned the recommendations of the Commission to Develop the Maryland Model for Funding Higher Education, which calls for large, long-term state investment in colleges and universities. He expressed hope that President Barack Obama’s actions will help bring the economy out of the ditch, while Kirwan noted that this state, contrary to most, had not used federal stimulus dollars to prop up huge cuts to higher education. “Governor, we’ve got a great thing going here, and we just cannot thank you enough,” Kirwan said. “We’re doing it together,” O’Malley said. email@example.com
RHA wants to follow city’s lead on recycling RECYCLING, from Page 1 the company’s costs to increase. “The university wants to recycle because it costs money to dump at a landfill, and it’s much cheaper to recycle, and it’s green,” said Doug Williams, the vice president of World Recycling, the university’s recycling vendor. “But if the university goes the single-stream route, they’d probably see their monthly costs increase by 35 percent.” Even though Williams’ company would stand to make money from the switch, he still recommended the university stick with its current system. The switch would be even more difficult, according to Office of Sustainability Director Scott Lupin, because the university is no longer able to sell recycled materials to vendors for a profit. In better economic times, he said, the money made would be enough to cover the cost of switching to singlestream recycling. “The idea is that if people don’t have to separate their recyclables, then you’ll collect more material,” Lupin said. “The recycling market has changed with this economy. Paper, plastic, steel — they’re all commodities, and the university would get paid for recycling them, but with this down economy, our
vendor will still recycle them, but I believe it’s actually costing the university money.” Officials from Residential Facilities, which would be in charge of implementing the program, did not respond to phone calls. In addition to the financial burden of single-stream recycling, Williams emphasized the impracticality of implementation. “If you start mixing soda cans and paper and everything together, it gets pretty nasty,” he said. “Pretty soon people just look and say, ‘Oh, there’s a trash can with some recycling in it,’ and then you get a lot of contamination.” Williams added, though, that the single-stream route is a perfect fit in some situations. “The only way single-stream really works is on big levels, like a county,” he said. “It works there because you don’t want a bunch of different trucks using all that fuel to collect it separately. At the university, though, you’ve already got the bins, and students know how to do it. Why change it? ” Prince George’s County converted to a single-stream system in 2007, and College Park followed shortly after. Tuesday’s RHA resolution claimed that after implementing the system, College Park saw a 182-ton recycling increase in 2008.
RHA Public Relations Officer Alicia Hartlove, who wrote the resolution, pointed to the city’s success as evidence the university could benefit from switching. “The city of College Park had no real problems implementing this, so I'm hoping the same will be the case on campus, “ Hartlove said. “The way I see it, any way to make recycling more accessible and easier to students is just another way to encourage them to recycle. I know that in my apartment I am constantly finding myself picking paper products out of the cans [and] bottles bin and placing it in the paper bin.” Kevin Ford, a sophomore English major who is the chairman of the RHA’s Residential Facilities Advisory Board, said he was excited about the prospect of singlestream recycling and will be trying to draft legislation as soon. “We’ll be talking to [Residential Facilities Director] Jon Dooley, letting the administration know this is something we want to pursue, and finding out why is it that we don’t have this system already and what roadblocks there are,” said Ford, who also said the group will be meeting with officials from Residential Facilities on Tuesday. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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Critics say students Proposal divides humanities, science professors may abuse protocol JOURNALS, from Page 1
SAMARITAN, from Page 1 safety of university students in lifethreatening situations,” said David Freund, a history professor who led the committee that worked on the proposal. The vote ended three years of debate in the senate and left student advocates happy but not quite satisfied — they were pleased the university was taking a step in the right direction by protecting students but disappointed that the original proposal was dropped in favor of what they said was a weaker one written by John Zacker, the director of the university’s Office of Student Conduct. “This is a good first step,” undergraduate student senator Brad Docherty said. “It’s a step that we can take that can save a life, and it’s a step that we must take. But obviously it’s not a policy.” Unlike the original proposal, which was drafted by a workinggroup last month, the protocol gives Zacker total power over the implementation, monitoring and continuance of the program, making the senate vote symbolic — the program could have be implemented with or without senate support. But the protocol maintains the core parts of the original — it protects students from sanctions under either dorm rules or the university’s Code of Student Conduct — but does not cover drug overdoses and requires students to participate in an alcohol education program, disappointing some advocates. According to the senate’s resolution, the university will monitor the effectiveness of the protocol for a year, after which the senate will determine whether a change in university policy is needed based on two key elements, Zacker said: student perception and harm mitigation. “We will need to collect lots of
data to see how many students fall into the category of needing this protocol,” Zacker said. “In a year from now, we’ll come back and evaluate whether this becomes a full-blown policy or not.” Based on data collected at other institutions, this university expects to see an increase from the annual average of 80 alcohol-related medical transports once students begin to understand they won’t be punished for calling 911, officials noted. “If this protocol changes students’ perceptions and gets more students to call, we might be seeing numbers in the hundreds next year,” University Police spokesman Paul Dillon said. “That number scares me. As it should scare you, too.” Dillon and Zacker both emphasized the need to educate students. “We need to help students make good decisions,” Zacker said. “We need to do a better job of teaching students what to do if one of their friends passes out. How do you know when to call for help?” Zacker added that education will be a key component of the Office of Student Conduct’s mission next year. They will start planning ways to get the word out over the summer, he said. But the resolution did not pass without a hitch. University staff member and senator Laura Slavin, who was the lone vote against the protocol, spoke out at the meeting against what she saw as a dangerous precedent. “This is not a Good Samaritan policy. This is not a medical amnesty policy. This is merely a procedural protocol,” Slavin said. “I’m afraid students will drink more now if they think they’re getting a free pass.” Students vehemently disagreed, noting no one willingly puts himself or herself in the hospital. firstname.lastname@example.org
the chairman of the committee that authored the resolution, emphasized the proposal was not a university policy and didn’t mandate any changes, but was rather intended to spark discussion about other options for journal access. But, Holum said, the discussion it sparked was largely “gloom and doom.” “Open access will kill the journals you need during your career,” women’s studies professor and university senator Claire Moses said. “It’s as simple as that.” While everyone acknowledged that the high cost of scholarly journals and slimming library budgets needed to be addressed, many felt it was too soon to instate anything resembling university policy. Terry Owen, a librarian who is a university senator, defended open-access publi-
“Open access will kill the journals you need during your career.” CLAIRE MOSES FACULTY SENATOR
cations, saying that because the publications do not require authors to assign copyright to a publisher, scholars can retain the rights to their own work. “The final goal is to make information more accessible and available,” Owen said. But Moses, who has served as editorial director of the journal Feminist Studies since 1977, said any action promoting publishing only in open-access journals would harm the visibility of the university and its faculty members — especially its tenured faculty members.
Senators criticized the proposal for its language, which they said did not accurately characterize the variations that exist between departments. Throughout the debate, science professors faced off against humanities professors — a rift caused by the vast differences between scientific journals and humanities journals. “This is a proposal that does not take into account the needs of different disciplines,” history professor Gay Gullickson said. “[Open access] applies well to some disciplines and hurts others.” Both Moses and Gullickson argued the resolution’s language was too strong to count as a mere suggestion and would eventually lead to university policy. “This does not call for discussion — it urges the president to take action,” Gullickson said.
But Holum predicted this will not be the last time the senate discusses the issue of open-access publications. He added the situation facing the libraries will have to be addressed in the near future. Arts and humanities Dean James Harris, who also served as the chairman of the search committee that will help elect a new dean of the library system, said every candidate he has encountered expressed concern over the state of scholarly publications, noting students turn to online search engines like Google rather than going to a library. Harris added that libraries are slowly becoming virtual and the university will eventually have to transition with them. “This is happening,” Harris said. “The train has left the station.”
Univ. Police ignore student demonstration PROTEST, from Page 1 called “notorious smoking areas” and acted suspiciously, hoping to provoke University Police. “This is to draw attention to the waste of resources that go into enforcing drug prohibition,” NORML chapter President Michelle Miller said. “Also to raise awareness for people’s Fourth Amendment rights [against illegal search and seizure]. Miller, a junior Spanish major, also said the Residence Hall Association regards smoking in the dorms as an ‘A’ level violation of Resident Life regulations — on par with rape and arson. “Everyone has the right to do
whatever they want to do as long as they’re not hurting other people,” freshman communication major Christina Valenzuela said. The group stopped twice — near the Comcast Center and on the path leading to the University View — during the 40 minute demonstration. They passed around cigarettes, coughing and simulating being high. University Police spokesman Paul Dillon said he didn’t object to the event. “We’re all for lawful protest and people voicing their opinions,” Dillon said. “[But] until [laws] change, we’re going to enforce.” Eventually, the group grew tired of the lack of response.
“Somebody make an anonymous 911 call,” one student said. “That completely defeats the [purpose],” another responded. Ultimately, Miller was convinced the activity was a success. “Now it’s kind of like, where were [the police]?” she said. Dillon said his department doesn’t have officers stationed in areas to catch people smoking marijuana and he doesn’t think the department has a problem with disrespecting students’ Fourth Amendment rights. “We don’t get many complaints about police conduct. Period,” Dillon said. email@example.com
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Remaking the grade
The right choice
In 2007, the University Senate recognized the policy sucks, so they ou spend sleepless nights struggling through papers and sweating through tests. After nearly four months of hustling, you’re came up with a new and improved version over the next two years. They given a single-letter judgment. Everyone tells you to work hard recommended the panel be expanded to five members and to include and not to worry too much about the grades. But the simple fact both a student and a faculty member from outside the department. The is those single letters can make a big difference. Maybe the C will stop updated policy would also allow graduating seniors to dispute grades. you from getting into a top-tier graduate school. Maybe the D will make Most importantly, the committee’s ultimate recommendations in the case you lose your scholarship. An F could prevent you from graduating. The of an arbitrary and capricious grade could be implemented by the departleast you can ask for is fair grading based on the quality of your work. If ment chair or college dean, without the consent of the professor. When the revised policy came up for a vote in the senthat’s not happening, you can begin the process to dispute ate this month, it was shot down by faculty and adminisarbitrary and capricious grading. If you do, we recomtrators. Donna Hamilton, the dean of undergraduate mend investing in a rabbit’s foot — you’ll have little but luck to count on. The 19-year-old policy for studies, argued the rewording of the definition of “arbiand capricious grading” made it “contrary to Board The current policy begins with a series of bureaucratic disputing grades fails to trary of Regents policy.” The senate voted overwhelmingly to hurdles: If your dispute isn’t filed correctly, your case will ensure fairness, and is in send the proposal back to committee. At the very worst, be summarily dismissed. If you follow the correct process and your written complaint is deemed compelling, a panel dire need of an update. the revised policy was a more specific delineation of what the board’s policy already implies. In the end, the most of three tenured professors from the same academic department will hear your case. Even if they aren’t your professor’s golf- significant proposed changes aren’t really about the definition of “arbiing buddies, they’re probably his or her research partners. You and your trary.” They’re about ensuring a fair review process. The regents explicinstructor come before the panel and present your arguments. If your itly task individual schools to come up with an effective process, and thus story is so compelling that the panel members are forced to put aside far, we’ve failed to do so. The policy needs to be brought to a vote again and passed. It’s not just their collegial feelings and admit your grade was both arbitrary and capricious, they might make a recommendation to your professor to that a problem has been clearly identified; the solution has been found. change your grade — at which point your professor might shrug his or Delaying action doesn’t make sense — and you don’t need a panel of proher shoulders, politely decline and leave you with an F. Have a nice day. fessors to tell you that.
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Immigration reform: A license to fail
orget the Mexican border; the frontlines of the immigration conflict seem to be at the local offices of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. According to state Transportation Secretary John Porcari and Motor Vehicle Administrator John Kuo, the MVA is being overrun by undocumented immigrants seeking driver’s licenses. This state is one of only four others that still issues driver’s licenses without proof of legal residence, and with its liberal license guidelines, the state has become a magnet for fraud and abuse. It is simply intolerable that this state has become a “pass-through” for undocumented immigrants attempting to obtain licenses and IDs to better entrench and disguise themselves in the United States. Given the fact that the state must also comply with the REAL ID Act — a federal security law that mandates stricter standards for government-issued identification — beginning next year, there is a need for Maryland to change its laws.
VERGHESE State leaders, after ignoring the issue during the 2008 session, took it up on the final day of this year’s 90-day legislative session. With the divisive politics of illegal immigration, one would hope Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and state legislators would cooperate in constructing a compassionate solution that meets federal requirements but is cognizant that denying undocumented immigrants’ licenses will neither stop them from driving nor convince them to leave the country. Instead, the governor spinelessly indicated that he would sign any bill that passed and threatened a special session, and legislators, who seemingly wanted to avoid that session at any
cost, passed a hastily crafted bill minutes before the midnight deadline. Although there was considerable opposition, the bill still passed, and under the legislation, all undocumented immigrants would be prevented from having driver’s licenses by 2015. The tragedy of this compromise is not the policy but that it does not resolve the issue. State leaders rushed for cover and handed the MVA the responsibility of navigating through a minefield of different deadlines, grandfather clauses and temporary driving permits. Those who support immigration rights are not satisfied, and neither are law-and-order conservatives. Backbones are missing in Annapolis, which does not bode well as the state continues to face uncertain and challenging economic times. While the process was disappointing, the policy is fatally flawed. Denying undocumented immigrants driver’s licenses does not accomplish anything. The quarter of a million of undocumented immigrants in the state will have to continue using their vehicles to
do their jobs, get their kids to school and make contributions to their community. What will increase will be the number of people on the road who don’t have insurance, haven’t taken driver’s education or haven’t passed a road test, and data shows unlicensed drivers are responsible for a large number of accidents and fatalities. No, we should not encourage people to ignore the laws of our state. No, we should not make it easier to live in the United States illegally. No, undocumented immigrants do not have a right to drive. But we need more than temporary stop-gap measures that fail to tackle the problem head-on. It is a time for leadership and real solutions. It is time for O’Malley and other state leaders to realize that this state needs comprehensive immigration reform just as much as any other state in the country. It is time to demand action. Matthew Verghese is a graduate student in public policy. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testudo: Religion is a shiny turtle
inals are coming up, and it’s right around the time that people coincidentally become more religious or just plain spiritual. Personally, I believe in God and Testudo — the little bronze guy in front of McKeldin Library whose nose is brighter than the rest of his body due to vicious rubbing he’s taken over the years. Overly religious people are constantly complaining that rubbing Testudo’s nose and leaving food for him are weird, unholy or even pagan rituals. False. On numerous occasions, I’ve left Testudo a threecourse meal. You know why? Because he needs to be fed if he’s going to continue making certain I get an A on my next physics exam. I make sure he’s more satisfied than freshmen who gain the stan-
dard 15 or 20 pounds from eating at The Diner on North Campus. Testudo is part of every one of us, just as God is a part of us, or whoever else people look to in times of crisis. Who knows how poorly I would’ve done on my ethics final last semester had I not taken 20 minutes to walk across the campus to rub that little fella’s snout? That brings me to my next point, which is for all you jerks leaving empty coffee cups and candy wrappers: The last thing he needs is to be drowned in trash. By definition, you’re littering! For three years now, I’ve written letters to the Student Government Association to employ patrols (similar to the ones at the gate entrances) around the area to catch jerks like you in the act. Clearly, the SGA would rather spend money on
SOLOMON nonsense like pillow fights that litter McKeldin Mall and don’t break any records. Oh wait! Maybe we’ll break the record for “Stupidest Student Organized Program Ever.” The only unfortunate aspect of Testudo’s presence is that I won’t know what to do without him when I graduate. Have you ever tried rubbing a statue in the real world? If you couldn’t guess already, it’s usually followed by confused stares and, after several “offenses,” a surprise from mental health workers
holding unlatched straitjackets. But don’t take my word for it: We’re just a train ride away from some of the most historic statues known to this country. Go and try it for yourself. You probably won’t, because you know it’s not socially acceptable anywhere but here. Take the moments in college to worship — uhhh, I mean, appreciate Testudo for all the good luck he brings. As for you nonbelievers, just take a look at my transcript. The disclaimer in fine print indicates failing grades are directly linked to lack of stopping by Testudo or insufficient gifts prior to final exams. Fenan Solomon is a junior journalism and pre-pharmacy major. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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XENIA STRUNNIKOVA AND ALIYA MANN Marc McCarthy, president of the university’s anti-abortion group Students for Life, recently wrote about the oppression inherent in abortion, or as he called it, “the legal killing of 3,500 people per day in the United States.” In one sense, he is right — there is oppression of women every day, and this oppression has led to a genocide of sorts affecting women throughout the world. According to the Guttmacher Institute, about 67,000 women die from complications due to illegal botched abortions each year. Why, when the ability to perform safe abortions is possible and legal in much of the world, are there so many women dying of illegal abortions? According to the National Abortion Federation, about 88 percent of U.S. counties do not have an abortion provider. That means that even women who most antiabortion advocates would not deny abortion — such as rape and incest victims — do not have convenient access to abortion clinics. Even if women are able to access abortion providers, many of them are regularly harassed and at times physically assaulted by anti-abortion picketers who demonstrate outside of abortion clinics. Additionally, women in the military who get pregnant due to rape cannot receive an abortion because health care facilities on military bases do not offer this service. “Pro-choice” encompasses the ability of women to have access to comprehensive sex education, so women have the necessary resources available to prevent pregnancy altogether. The abortion debate is only a fraction of the myriad of issues the pro-choice perspective argues. Many individuals, including some antiabortion activists, utilize contraceptives in lieu of ineffective methods of pregnancy prevention. According to the 2000 census, the average number of children per family in the U.S. is 1.86, indicating that over an average woman’s “childbearing years” (15-44), she must use contraceptives for three decades in order to have the number of children she desires. However, if a woman is not “promiscuous,” is practicing safe sex and becomes pregnant through statistical pitfalls, should she not have the right to then make the decision of whether or not to keep the child? In the case of anti-abortion activists, instead of riling pro-abortion-rights advocates and trying to make abortion illegal, why not try to minimize the need for it? Why not fight for comprehensive sex education and easier access to affordable birth control? The members of Terps for Choice realize abortions are taxing but necessary decisions for many and their impact can be minimized through the aforementioned tactics. If we start valuing the life of an embryo more than the woman carrying it, it becomes easy to argue against access to contraceptives. So while Terps for Choice respects the right of Students for Life and other antiabortion groups to hold their opinions — even if they differ from ours — we ask that, as long as safe abortion is legal, they respect the choice of women to utilize resources available to them without fear of harassment or misinformation. That was the intent of Terps for Choice when we left information from the 2008 American Psychological Association Task Force Report on Mental Health and Abortion at the lecture “Does Abortion Cause Mental Illness?” We provided Students for Life with information from the 105-page report, but we felt that our time was best spent at the lecture “Yes Means Yes” occurring simultaneously, where we learned about rape culture and attempts to combat sexual assault through sexual empowerment in a non-misogynistic framework. It is time to realize that the true oppression of women lies with the harassment and misinformation they receive when trying to utilize legal and safe resources and the dire consequences that can occur when women are either denied or stigmatized for accessing these resources. Xenia Strunnikova and Aliya Mann are co-presidents of Terps for Choice. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘Unless an item is absolutely horrid, we’ll probably take it’ STORE, from Page 1 Lauren and Nautica — all brand new with the tags to prove it. Any T-shirt, mesh shorts or hat costs $3.33; polos and dress shirts, ties, sweatshirts and other shorts are $5 each; and all pairs of pants, sports jerseys and jackets are all $10. Because of the economic downturn, the store has been able to purchase large quantities of brand name, in-season clothing for rock-bottom costs as other stores go out of business, Rushin said. “We’re college students; we’re broke,” freshman accounting major Olga Grishko said. “Cheap clothing is always good.” While the store has been open all week, Rushin said they will begin marketing and advertising campaigns tomorrow after the grand opening. Based on foot traffic and word of mouth alone, many customers have already wandered into the store, offsetting labor costs. Though the store is packed with stacks of jeans, multiple racks of T-shirts and a bin of several dozen hats and shoes, the actual building
contains only one-fourth of the available inventory. The rest can be ordered online and sent to the store with no additional shipping costs, Rushin said. Barry and Steve’s also acts as a thrift store: It will buy clothing from anyone for store credit or cash. But the details of the system have yet to be worked out. “Unless an item is absolutely horrid, we’ll probably take it,” Rushin said. The store is open seven days a week but, as of yet, has only accepted credit or debit cards. Because Barry and Steve’s has a collection of eclectic and nuanced clothing — including gas station attendant and restaurant server uniforms — Rushin said the store could become themeparty headquarters. “We have paramedic stuff, military stuff, police stuff,” he said. “So far, the jerseys have definitely appealed to the students.” Customers will find Washington Redskins jerseys nestled between old-school Washington Bullets jerseys and referee uniforms. Students seem excited about the new retail option
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sophomore biology major Sarita Mistry said, but added she probably wouldn’t buy much else from the store “unless it was cute.” But Rushin is optimistic the store’s vast selection and mixture of strange used clothes and inexpensive new clothes coupled with a few other odd items will help the business thrive. “We even have 1970s vintage roller skates!” he added. Owner Scott Sussman declined to comment.
hitting the downtown area, they said. “It seems like a great idea,” freshman aerospace engineering major Nico Guetatchew said. “It saves a trip going back home [to shop for clothes].” Grishko equated the thrift store to “hunting for treasure” and said students will probably have more fun than the average shopping trip. Some were skeptical about wearing used clothing but admitted there were advantages to the new store. “I guess if I needed something for a party I’d go,”
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THE ROOTS Whether The Roots’ gig headlining Johns Hopkins University’s Spring Fair is the area’s best universitysponsored concert Saturday is questionable (Spoon at George Washington University’s Spring Fountain Fling is damn close), at least it’s open to the public. Spoon — while free — is not. Still, seeing The Roots outside of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is becoming a rare feat these days. While the band plays sporadically in New York, there’re few outside shows on the upcoming agenda. The best house band in the world is, however, working on a new album, as drummer Ahmir “?uestLove” Thompson announced on Twitter a few weeks back. Tickets cost $25 for the 7 p.m. show at Hopkins’ Ralph O’Connor Recreation Center Practice Field.
MASON JENNINGS It’s been a slow burn for Mason Jennings, perhaps most revered as one of Jack Johnson’s many friends. (Johnson’s Brushfire Records imprint released Jennings’ In The Ever last year.) It’s not surprising, as both are from Hawaii and share a similar style. Jennings has always been a bit more Bob Dylan than Johnson, though. Two of his Dylan covers made it into Todd Haynes’ Dylanthemed film, I’m Not There. While he’s been touring with a band of late, Jennings will go solo Sunday at The State Theatre. The show in Falls Church, Va., is at 8 p.m., and tickets cost $17.
SARA WATKINS It took her a little while, but fiddle player Sara Watkins is finally breaking free of her Nickel Creek past. The progressive bluegrass trio broke up in 2007, and Chris Thile has gone onto a fairly successful solo career. Now it’s the 27-year-old Watkins’ turn. Her self-titled debut was released earlier this month with Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones producing. Watkins takes a star turn on the record, letting her voice and instrumental prowess shine. She’ll look to translate to the live setting at 9:30 Club tomorrow. Tickets cost $20, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.
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Bowerbirds take flight Acoustic rock trio gets more personal with new album, Upper Air BY REESE HIGGINS Staff writer
pening for the likes of indie stalwarts Bon Iver and The Mountain Goats is fun, but it’s always nice to conduct concert magic on your own terms. At least that’s the word coming from Phil Moore, lead singer/songwriter/guitarist of Raleigh, N.C.based Bowerbirds. The band will be taking its homegrown folk on the road, making a stop at The Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington tomorrow. “It’s a lot of fun,” Moore said of going on tour with big names in the indie rock universe. “Especially with Bon Iver, because we were friends with Justin [Vernon, Bon Iver’s frontman] before we started that tour. So that was really fun. And he brought these amazing, amazing crowds every night, and we got to hop on those crowds.” “There was a lot of talking,” Moore added, describing the difference when opening in front of another band’s crowd. “Basically, there’s always a lot of talking and they really want to see the headlining band and everything. But otherwise, it’s a really crazy experience because we’re not used to that many people, basically. When we play shows by ourselves we have that much better an opportunity to play a magical show where people are really into us and everything and that’s always for the better.” The band heads out on tour before the release of its sophomore album, Upper Air, in July. In the follow-up to 2007’s (re-released in 2008) well-received Hymns For A Dark Horse, Moore
promises a more furnished experience. “The first album was just me, Beth [Tacular, accordion/keys/vocals] and Mark [Paulson, violin/percussion/vocals) just sitting around and playing everything live and overdubbing a few background vocals,” Moore said. “It has a kind of we’re-playing-in-your-living-room kinda feel, because we were playing in Mark’s living room. I wouldn’t say [the new album is] more studiosavvy because I just recorded it with a couple microphones and on GarageBand, but it still sounds different. It has a different kind of quality to it, which I like a lot. “It’s basically all acoustic still,” Moore continued. “Maybe a couple little non-acoustic elements to it. There’s a little more going on, but it’s still kind of minimalist at the same time. It’s interesting. I think the core of the songs are kind of the same.” While Hymns For A Dark Horse “beat that environmental scene thing to a pulp,” according to Moore, the lyrics on Upper Air are decidedly more personal. “We still believe in the stuff in there and the themes, and the second one is maybe told from the more personal perspective,” Moore said about his lyrics’ green themes. “[The new lyrics come from a] less idealistic place. More realistic, seeing both sides. Seeing how humans are imperfect. Like Beth and I are imperfect.” Imperfectly enough, Bowerbirds won’t be biking or driving in a vegetable oil-powered bus around the nation for this tour. Instead, the band will be traveling in Moore’s parents’ minivan. And touring in a family vehicle doesn’t seem too
“I would have preferred to have been a creative writing major.” PHIL MOORE SINGER AND GUITARIST, BOWERBIRDS
absurd for the band, Moore even likened touring to going on a road trip. “Can’t forget any fun items,” Moore said. “Have to bring your instruments. It’s more like work, so you have to be prepared to not have a totally awesome time all the time. There’s a lot of driving. A lot of endless hours in the car, basically. I think it’s the playing shows part that makes [touring] fun. Makes it all worth it.” In addition to his handy road trip checklist, Moore has a bit more advice, even some for the students at the university. “Major in what you want to major in and don’t worry about being practical because you won’t end up doing anything with it anyway,” Moore said, who graduated from the University of Iowa. “I was a biology major. Supposedly it was a pretty useful major, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. So, I never actually did anything — well, I did a few things with it — but I didn’t take it all the way through. I would have preferred to have been a creative writing major.” Bowerbirds will play at The Rock and Roll Hotel tomorrow night. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. firstname.lastname@example.org
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NFL teams value WAITING FOR THE CALL Terp draft prospects DRAFT, from Page 12 his first offseason as an NFL player, and Heyer are among 11 former Terps who went undrafted but are currently on NFL rosters. Given head coach Ralph Friedgen graduated 30 seniors from last season’s team and 24 players worked out for scouts at Terp Pro Timing Day in March, that number is likely to increase following this weekend’s NFL Draft. “The player that you get from Maryland is ready,” said NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, who projects 14 former Terps as NFL prospects. “He has worked hard, and he’s been coached well. When you’re in that type of program, I think you have a higher percentage of guys make it.” In most projections, wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and cornerback Kevin Barnes are the only definite draft picks. While Brandt said as many as eight Terps could be drafted, a group of players, such as center Edwin Williams, linebacker Moise Fokou and tight end Dan Gronkowski, will likely be late-round picks or free agent pick-ups. Then it’s up to the players to earn positions with pro teams. “That’s the NFL,” said Williams, who is projected as a seventh-round pick by Scouts, Inc. “It’s work ethic and focusing on what you need to get accomplished. It really doesn’t mat-
“When teams have success, they’re going to keep going back where they found that success.” ANDREW CRUMMEY FORMER TERRAPIN OFFENSIVE GUARD
ter if you’re drafted or not. You’ve got to prove yourself.” Across the NFL, undrafted players play key roles on NFL teams. Brandt said there were 39 undrafted free agents from last year’s draft who made openingweek rosters. The list of undrafted free agents in the NFL includes reigning Defensive Player of the Year James Harrison of Pittsburgh and Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. When the two-day draft ends, teams compete to land the most coveted undrafted players, luring them in with signing bonuses that give them “preferred” status. That process starts Sunday, and there’s a good chance several Terps could be involved. “When teams have success, they’re going to keep going back where they found that success,” said Crummey, who said he was asked by Bengal officials about former offensive line teammates, including Williams, Jaimie Thomas and Dane Randolph. “If Maryland keeps producing so-called ‘sleepers’ or ‘diamonds in the rough,’ it’s good for everybody.” For the Terps, who have produced 25 current NFL players, pro success has been helped by Friedgen’s NFL experience in his five years as a San Diego Chargers assistant. Brandt cited Friedgen’s ability to teach the game as the biggest factor for the program’s success. Offensive coordinator James Franklin’s scheme has been influenced by several NFL minority internships and a year as the Green Bay Packers’ receivers coach. And Terp players have traditionally tested well thanks to the rigorous program set by longtime strength and conditioning coach Dwight Galt. “I think it’s very easy for our guys to adapt to the next level,” Friedgen
Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR The wide receiver with elite speed and prototypical NFL size is the Terps’ highest-rated draft prospect and should go in tomorrow’s first round.
Edwin Williams, C A first team All-ACC selection, Williams was one of the Terps’ most consistent players, and will likely end up as a late-round pick or undrafted free agent.
Kevin Barnes, CB Best known for his crushing hit on Cal running back Jahvid Best last season, the cornerback is projected as a second- or thirdround pick this weekend.
Moise Fokou, LB The 6-foot-2 Fokou, who might sneak into the late rounds, led the team with five sacks in 2008, the most by a Terp LB since Shawne Merriman in 2004.
Dan Gronkowski, TE The tight end surprised many with an excellent performance at February’s NFL Draft Combine. In a deep tight end class, he’s projected as a late round pick.
Jaimie Thomas, OG A two-year starter at left guard, Thomas could follow the pattern of past Terp offensive linemen who went undrafted but ended up sticking on an NFL roster.
Dane Randolph, OT At Terp Pro Timing Day, the 6foot-5, 300-pound tackle ran an impressive 4.9-second 40-yard dash. But he only started seven of 13 games last season.
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said as he watched his players work out in Cole Field House on Pro Timing Day. “It’s hard to break a Maryland football player,” added former linebacker Dave Philistin. “They say if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” For some players, the program’s
recent draft history has become a point of pride. They’ve had their share of “can’t miss talent,” with seven first-day picks in the last six drafts, but the strong pro showings by less-heralded players add to the program’s reputation. “There are a lot of different ways to look at it,” said linebacker Erin Hen-
derson, who played with the Minnesota Vikings last season after going undrafted. “You can say Maryland guys don’t get the respect we deserve, or maybe we produce gritty guys, hard workers who are going to do whatever they gotta do to make it.” email@example.com
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Team hopes to avoid UVA repeat BY KATE YANCHULIS Staff writer
The Terrapin women’s lacrosse team is in a familiar position heading into the ACC Tournament, sitting atop the conference as the No. 1 seed, just as it has the last two seasons. But this year, the No. 2 Terps (16-0, 5-0 ACC) want to see a different result. The top seed will face No. 4seed Virginia (11-6, 3-3), who knocked the Terps out of the tournament each of the past two seasons — two years ago in the semifinals and last year in the championship game. “Losing the last two years just gives us the mindset that we need to win even more,” said defender Karissa Taylor, one of the four returning starters from last year’s squad. “We always go out really hard. But out of everybody on this team right now, nobody’s won an ACC Tournament, so we just want to take that and really go hard in the games and win.” The 2007 Terp team also held the No. 1 seed and a first-round
bye and, like in this season, was slated to play the No. 4-seed Cavaliers in the semifinal round. Despite leading most of the game, the Terps fell victim to a 6-0 Cavalier run in the final 16:24 to lose 10-7. Last season, although the Terps won their first game, Virginia again rallied to beat them in the final, earning a 10-9 overtime win and a third consecutive title. The Terps have not won an ACC Championship since 2003. The Cavaliers have recently controlled the fierce ACC rivalry. The Terps have beaten them only three times since 2003, and of the Terps’ seven losses in the past three years, Virginia has been responsible for three of them. This year, though, the Terps come into the tournament undefeated and with a win against the Cavaliers already under their belts. In Charlottesville, Va., in early March, Virginia kept the Terps’ high-powered offense in check at first, holding the ball with their methodical style and slowing the game down to the tempo that
helped them to the two prior postseason victories. But the Terps adjusted to the new pace and piled up goals to win 17-11, knocking Virginia from the No. 2 spot in the nation, which the Terps have held ever since. They hope they can do the same against the now-No. 9 Cavaliers in the tournament. “We just need to play with that pride that we have that seed and show what we can do,” midfielder Caitlyn McFadden said. “We just need to keep doing what we’ve been doing against all the other ACC teams this year.” The team dominated in the conference regular season despite stiff competition. No. 3-seed Duke and No. 2-seed North Carolina join the Terps and Cavaliers in the top10 national rankings, but the only truly nail-biting ACC match for the Terps was a two-goal win over Duke in their conference opener. They won every other game by at least five goals. “It gives us confidence coming in because we’ve been able to beat every other team that we’re going to face,” McFadden said.
Defender Karissa Taylor was a starter on the Terrapin women’s lacrosse team that lost to Virginia in last year’s ACC Tournament championship game. ALLISON AKERS/THE DIAMONDBACK
“We’ve played them all before, and we know they’re all going to be good. We’ve just got to be ready for it,” Taylor said. “So I think we’re just going to be prepared and play our game and just stay really focused so we can just win. And after the losses of the last
two years, the Terps are not ready to settle for a single victory over Virginia. They are hungry not only for revenge but also for a championship. “Last year, we lost in overtime in the championship, and that’s what all these ACC games are like,” coach
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Terps need good showing for seeding
Young but talented JOSEPH, from Page 12
UNC, from Page 12 win their first ACC Tournament game since 1996. “I feel like some people view us as underdogs,” said defender Brett Schmidt, who missed the teams’ first meeting with a hamstring injury. “I don’t think many people are expecting us to win, especially down at their home field.” Schmidt said he doesn’t mind playing the underdog, an odd status given that the Terps are the top seed in the tournament. Besides, the Terps don’t think that North Carolina is the only team that’s progressed over the course of the season. Also, the outcome from the last time these teams met gives the Terps confidence. “Yeah, you know, they’re definitely a different team,” Groot said. “They’re playing better right now, playing with more confidence. But you know it’s the same team that we’re playing against and we’ve also been improving.” One improvement for the Terps is simply the return of a pair of healthy bodies missing from last game. Defender Anthony Costanzo performed well in place of Schmidt, but Midfielder Dan Groot and the Terps face North Carolina, which hasn’t won an the absence of faceoff specialist Bryn ACC Tournament game since 1996, this evening. ADAM FRIED/THE DIAMONDBACK Holmes was painfully blatant. The Terps won two faceoffs all day. is NCAA Tournament seeding. Two even one as serendipitous as the They were worked over by North Car- wins this weekend would likely mean last time the two teams met, olina faceoff specialist Shane Walter- earning one of the top eight seeds and which came down to Groot’s rainhoefer, who has won 47 more draws the first-round home game that comes bow score at Ludwig. Though in his last conference than anyone else in the Division I top-40 with it. Perhaps just as important, the tournament, the senior defender rankings for faceoff percentage. “The one thing I remember about Terps want to test themselves against wishes it wouldn’t. “It’s two teams that are kinda that game was that they won 17 out of top-10 competition after two straight getting better at the right time,” 19 faceoffs,” Cottle said. “Bryn is qui- wins against inferior teams. “Confidence is a big part of the Groot said. “Hopefully it doesn’t etly at 61 percent [on faceoffs]. You know, we don’t give Bryn a lot of cred- game, especially in college because come down to one or two goals, it for that. He’s faced off against this the skill level is so even,” Groot said. but I think it’s going to. You gotta kid his whole life; they were on the “If we could pull out two wins this be prepared for the ups and weekend it would put us in great posi- downs in the game.” same youth league team.” At stake on Friday, and throughout tion for the playoffs.” That will happen with a win, firstname.lastname@example.org the weekend if the Terps can advance,
and the logical top option. “We show flashes every day. It’s more on us to keep building on that momentum.” Those flashes can be tantalizing. Smith is a very smooth player coming off a season in which he set an ACC record for kick return yardage. Dorsey was an excellent high school player who is finally getting back to full health. Adrian Cannon’s hands have drawn praise from nearly all his teammates. Tony Logan “has had an unbelievable spring,” according to quarterback Chris Turner. The list goes on. The group has engaged in fierce competition for playing time this spring, leading to several changes in the depth chart. Every player has a different specialty, and there is little question a potentially talented receiver will end up buried on the depth chart, such as Emani Lee-Odai, the fastest of the bunch, who currently sits behind Smith and Cannon at the X position. “That’s the million dollar question: Where to put these guys,” receivers coach Lee Hull said. “That’s what we’re trying to figure out this spring, to make sure we get guys in the right positions.” Equally interesting is the effect of the dramatic shift from the established to the inexperienced in playcalling. Offensive coordinator James Franklin regularly noted last season that a large part of the Terps’ playbook revolved around getting the ball into Heyward-Bey’s hands. Without a clear-cut reliable option, those plays are going to open up. Franklin said he would not need to change the playbook, but no longer would need to set up a single receiver as the first read on most plays. Heyward-Bey was an extraordinary talent. None of these Terps are that good. But they don’t necessarily view it as a bad thing. “He’s going first round, and a lot of our game plans were revolved around him — which they should have been,” Tyler said. “But we got lots of receivers this year. We won’t lose a step. That’s a good situation.”
GET TO KNOW THEM The Terps’ wide receiver depth chart heading into the summer and fall: WR-X: Starter: Torrey Smith, Sophomore Backup: Adrian Cannon, Junior Backup: Emani Lee-Odai, Junior WR-Z: Starter: Tony Logan, Sophomore Backup: Quintin McCree, Sophomore Backup: Kevin Dorsey, Freshman WR-F: Starter: Ronnie Tyler, Sophomore Backup: Kerry Boykins, Freshman This spring, that optimism has come with mixed results on the practice field. After last Friday’s practice, head coach Ralph Friedgen called the unit “a strength of our team that has not produced.” But in that same practice, Franklin leapt up and down in enthusiasm after several highlight-reel catches. Dropped passes plague every receiving unit in the spring, but the growing pains have been very evident for this year’s Terps. Things may not click right away for the team, even with an established quarterback in Turner who has the acumen to make his pass catchers look better. In reality, this unit may not really hit its stride until 2010, assuming they have a decent quarterback getting them the ball. But for the coming season, the “soldier” mentality will have to carry them through. Each player must know his role, and each must be capable of picking up extra duties when necessary. “We’re definitely all young; not too much experience,” Dorsey said. “The good thing is, we’re all competitive. Everything that one person can do, the other person can do. So we’re all interchangeable.” With no standout star, that depth may be the Terps’ strongest asset this fall. email@example.com
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Tale of two games for softball vs. Penn State
Rupp confident in team against UNC BY MICHAEL LEMAIRE Staff writer
With just nine conference games remaining, the Terrapin men’s baseball team is still clinging to hopes of making its first ACC Tournament since 2005 and knows it probably needs a series win this weekend to stay alive. But in order to get that win, it will have to go through No. 4 North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Terps (20-21, 6-15 ACC) are currently tied with Wake Forest for the worst record in the ACC. However, the Terps are just four games behind Duke for the final ACC Tournament spot. But the Tar Heels (32-11, 13-7) represent the best team the Terps have faced all season. The Tar Heels feature first baseman Dustin Ackley and ace pitcher Alex White, both of whom are expected to be firstround MLB draft picks in June. The Terps know the series will be an uphill battle, but coach
Terry Rupp likes their chances. “Obviously North Carolina is one of the best teams in the country, so we are going to have to be ready to play,” Rupp said. “But based on [yesterday’s] practice the guys are upbeat and they’re really looking forward to the chance to take it to these guys.” The team is swinging the bats better than they have all season, and it will need to continue. The trio of White, Matt Harvey, and Adam Warren is a combined 154 with a 3.94 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 160 innings. Since the Virginia Tech series from April 10 to 12, in which the Terps scored just six runs in three games, the team has been averaging eight runs per game. “The past couple games we have really gotten it together early, scoring like five or six runs in the first couple innings,” designated hitter Jensen Pupa said Wednesday. “We just need to try and carry that into the weekend and keep the momentum for a
Schultz’s play headlines doubleheader plate as Schultz made her final dash home. Schultz catapulted her body into the air, soaring When Terrapin softball sec- above the outstretched arm of the ond baseman Alex Schultz saw waiting and crouching Collett, the ball fly deep into left field off contorting her left arm backward to slap the plate. catcher Jennifer AnWhen the dust had derson’s bat, she didn’t settled, Schultz was know what to think or safe, and the Terps how to react. She hesitated as she SOFTBALL GAME 1 had their final run in a made the trip from Penn State. . . . . . . . . . 3 2-0 victory in the secfirst base to second TERPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ond game of yesterday’s doubleheader base, unsure about against Penn State. where the ball would “If anyone’s going land. She tripped as to go through a catchshe rounded second. er, it’s gonna be Alex,” As she peeked up to see coach Laura Wat- SOFTBALL GAME 2 Watten said. “If anyten at third base wav- TERPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 one’s gonna make a ing her home, she was Penn State . . . . . . . . . 0 certain play, it’s gonna be Alex. I knew that.” stunned, again stumAs remarkable as Schultz’s bling as she rounded third. The throw home was perfect, play at the plate was, the Terps’ and Penn State catcher Danee win wouldn’t have been possible Collett had the ball in her glove without the performance of mere steps away from home pitcher Sarah Dooley. Dooley went the distance on the mound, allowing just five hits and at one point going through eight hitters without allowing a hit. “When we go out and we get runs and get ahead of teams, we usually do pretty well and hold onto it,” Watten said. “We just wanted to get a little more for her.” The Terps were able to get just enough for Dooley, but not for pitcher Kerry Hickey in the series opener, a 3-2 loss. The Terps stranded 12 runners and seven in scoring position through seven innings. The final blow, fittingly, came as consecutive pop-outs by right fielder Michelle Takeda and third baseman Devon Williams left pinch runner Kendra Knight at third base with one out. The buzz after the game, though, wasn’t about the lost opportunities. It was about Schultz’s SportsCenter-worthy flight into the runs column. “She was such a big catcher that I couldn’t see any other way to get around but over the top,” said Schultz, who played basketball in high school. “I never thought I could get over her like that.” BY JONAS SHAFFER Staff writer
Third baseman Mike Murphy and the Terps hope to keep up their hot hitting at North Carolina. JACLYN BOROWSKI/THE DIAMONDBACK
whole game.” The Terps will need a big series from their left-handed pitching and their catchers, who hope to control the Tar Heels potent baserunning ability. “Our left-handers need to step up because of all their talent from the left side,” pitching coach Jim Farr
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Undrafted, but not unknown
Carolina provides a stiff first test for lax
Program has reputation for providing hidden gems BY ERIC DETWEILER Senior staff writer
BY MICHAEL KATZ Staff writer
As the Terrapin men’s lacrosse team watched film of its last game against North Carolina, it was only a matter of time before the miracle goal appeared. It was the first time midfielder Dan Groot revisited his game-winning play in the fourth quarter. One month ago, his deflected shot arced high into the sky above Ludwig Field and skipped off a defender’s stick and into the goal. “It was lucky,” Groot said. “That’s all I can say. It was lucky.” Today, the No. 11 Terps (85, 2-1 ACC) and the No. 8 Tar Heels (10-4, 0-3) meet for a rematch during the first round of the ACC Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C. But these are not the same teams that met March 21 in College Park. In the interim, the Tar Heels have won three of four
The men’s basketball team officially announced guard Greivis Vasquez will declare for the NBA Draft yesterday. For a look at how he might fare and for more on the football team’s final spring practice before tomorrow’s Red-White game, check out TerrapinTrail.com.
Bryn Holmes missed the Terps’ last UNC game. JACLYN
When former Terrapin offensive guard Andrew Crummey reported to the Washington Redskins training camp in May, he didn’t really know what to expect. Fellow Redskin offensive tackle Stephon Heyer, another former Terp, told Crummey to relax because he already had all the tools to be a pro player from his time as a Terp. As Crummey tried to make the team as an undrafted free agent, he realized that once he
adjusted to differences in the team’s terminology, the rest was simple. “The offense was the same,” Crummey said. “The technique was the same. Even the offensive line mindset was the same. It definitely helps.” Crummey was ultimately cut by Washington following training camp but ended up as a practice squad player. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals in October and appeared in the team’s last six games. Crummey, who is now enjoying
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Center Edwin Williams is one of a group of Terp draft prospects who hope to be on NFL teams on Monday. ADAM FRIED/THE DIAMONDBACK
games. Their only loss was a one-goal defeat at the hands of then-undefeated Virginia, in which they lost starting goalie Grant Zimmerman for the season. Meanwhile, the Terps lost three straight after the win, before righting the ship with consecutive wins this past week. That combination, along with the location of the contest, has some observers thinking the Tar Heels could
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Inexperienced receiving corps soldiering on ADI
s they break huddle, members of the Terrapin wide receiver corps shout the word “soldier” in unison. It’s a ritual
predating the current Terp roster. But for a group of no-name underclassmen looking to make their impact, it couldn’t fit more. “It has a little deeper meaning: I got your back, you got my back,” redshirt freshman Kevin Dorsey said. “If you’re tired, I’ma help you take that rep. I’ma just do anything to make us, as a group, good.” With would-be senior Darrius Heyward-Bey looking forward to
having his name called in the first round of tomorrow’s NFL Draft and veterans Danny Oquendo and Isaiah Williams moving on after graduation, the young batch of receivers are in position to make names for themselves. The deep group struggled early in the spring and still lacks a clearcut rotation, but strong recent practices have created momentum entering tomorrow’s Red-
White spring game at Byrd Stadium. Still, it’s clear this group, which is without a senior and produced just 61 catches and four touchdowns last year, will be a work in progress entering August training camp. “We’re nowhere close to where we need to be,” said Torrey Smith, the most experienced of the bunch
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