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County police investigate Route 1 hotel murder New York woman found dead of gunshot wound in Ramada Limited hotel room Tuesday afternoon By Diamondback Staff @dbkcrime Prince George’s County Police are investigating a woman’s death at a College Park hotel as a murder, according to a department press release. Police found Catina Cortes, 25,

of Far Rockaway, New York, dead Tuesday in a second-story room at the Ramada Limited hotel on Route 1. Hotel staff called police at about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday for a welfare check, police spokesman Harry Bond said. Investigators at the Ramada on Tuesday said Cortes was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound

and pronounced dead at the scene. Police spokeswoman Julie Parker said an initial investigation suggested Cortes was not a university student, and Cortes does not appear in the university’s directory. Investigators have not found evidence of a connection between the death and an armed robbery on Tuesday morning at Town Hall Liquors, Parker said.

Prince george’s county police stand outside of the Ramada Limited hotel, where a woman was found dead Tuesday afternoon. Detectives are investigating the death as a murder. stephanie natoli/the diamondback

USM seeks updates to old policies Proposal would merge separate sexual assault, harassment polices By Elena Baurkot @thedbk For The Diamondback

Bassist Brian Harris, guitarist Cory Cotter and drummer Ryan Siever (left to right) of the band Warden pose with the Jim Henson statue outside Stamp Student Union. kelsey hughes/the diamondback

A new warden in town University senior Brian Harris pursues music career with alternative rock band By Sarah Polus @thedbk For The Diamondback Brian Harris strolls into Looney’s Pub and pulls a stool up to the bar, as he does almost every Friday night. “You’re awfully early,” a server shouts at Harris, tossing him a lunch menu. Harris, a senior geographical sciences

major, is a fi xture at Looney’s, where he and his acoustic guitar regularly serenade guests with covers of everything from Third Eye Blind to the Pokémon theme song. With his beard, red and black flannel shirt, jeans and boat shoes, Harris appears half college student, half music festival hippie. But he’s also a musician with a recording contract. Warden, Harris’ alternative rock band, signed with Washington-based record label

Innovation Media in January. The band is wrapping up its fi rst album, which could be released as early as July, and is planning an East Coast summer music festival tour. The band has been Harris’ baby since he formed it in 2008 at age 14 with two friends, Ryan Siever and Cory Cotter. Back then, music was his escape. See Harris, Page 2

By Holly Cuozzo @emperorcuozzco Staff writer The eastbound lane of Campus Drive will close Monday for construction of the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. Of f icia ls hope to reopen t he closed segment, which runs from H.J. Patterson Ha l l to the “M” circle, when construction concludes in December 2016, Capital Projects Assistant Director Bob

Martinazzi said, though Purple Line light rail construction could cause a delay. Work on the Purple Line, which will place Campus Drive’s downhill lane, is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015. Should the two projects overlap, that lane may not reopen at all, Department of Transportation Services Director David Allen and Capital Projects Director William Olen confi rmed. In either case, signs will direct drivers to detours while construction takes place, Olen said. Facilities Management held two public forums and met with Symons Hall occupants for feedback about the closu re a nd received over-


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Green Tidings to return with new vehicle Old staff will not return; truck to debut in June

Campus Drive to close June 9 for new center construction Buses, parking to shift until 2016 for Edward St. John Center work

As new federal policies and regulations on sexual misconduct are put in place, the University System of Maryland is re-evaluating its own sexual misconduct policy, established about 20 years ago. Joann Boughman, university system academic affairs vice chancellor, and Office of the Attorney General representatives proposed a new sexual misconduct policy at Tuesday’s Board of Regents education policy and student life committee meeting. The committee will first evaluate the policy and decide whether it will move to the full board for voting, tentatively scheduled for June 27, Boughman said.

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A metrobus heads eastbound on Campus Drive. Starting Monday, the lane will close for construction on the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center and will not reopen until 2016. file photo/the diamondback whelmingly positive comments, spend about $112 million to deOlen said. molish Shriver Laboratory and “Everyone understands the im- part of Holzapfel Hall, renovate portance of this building and the the remaining part of Holzapfel value of having a new learning and and use the cleared space for the teaching center,” he said. Fa c i l it i e s M a n a ge m e nt w i l l See closing, Page 3

A fter more than two months out of com m i ssion, t he Green Tidings food truck will return to the campus, Dining Services officials said. A grease fire injured four employees and damaged the truck in March. While the eating establishment was able to offer a limited menu at the oncampus farmers market on Wednesdays, Green Tidings will debut a new truck and return to full operation near the end of June. Officials broke the news of the food truck’s return in a May 14 tweet and said they will acquire a new vehicle sometime this week. See tidings, Page 3




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No. 2-seed Terps beat top-seeded South Carolina to advance past regional round for first time in school history. P. 8

DRAGONETTE: Don’t take veterans for granted


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States differ on strength of social Harris norms, university study finds “Tight,” “loose” more descriptive than “red,” “blue” By Emily Schweich @thedbk For The Diamondback Red states and blue states are common terms, but what about “tight states” and “loose states?” A new university study suggests that cultural regionalism reflects more than just political differences. Psychology doctoral candidate Jesse Harrington and psychology professor Michele Gelfand are theorizing that states differ systematically in terms of tightness, or norm adherence, and looseness, or acceptance of norm deviance. The study was funded by a U.S. Department of Defense grant and a National Science Foundation fellowship and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May. “One thing that we hope this will do is to broaden the dialogue among state level differences beyond red state/blue state, which is a pretty narrow way to think about differences,” Gelfand said. Gelfa nd prev iously authored a study that examined the differences between tight and loose cultures on an international scale, which was published in Science in 2011. Using that research as a basis, she and Harrington examined these differences on a national scale, looking at the relatively loose United States. To measure tightness, they developed an index based on archival data that reflected strength of social norms and strength of punishments,

Gelfand said. These norms were measured by factors such as execution rate, severity of punishment for violating laws, access to alcohol and statelevel religiosity. Harrington and Gelfand ranked the states, with one being tightest to 50 being loosest. Maryland ranked 34th in the country. The study suggested that state tightness is positively related to ecological threats, including natural disasters, territorial threats, population density and pathogen presence. “States that have a lot of stressors can’t really afford to have a lot of looseness because they need to coordinate more to survive threats,” Gelfand said. The study also suggested that tightness and looseness correlate with certain personality traits. Tightness links positively with conscientiousness, while looseness connects positively with openness. “Tighter states have more social stability, but they also have higher inequality and lower happiness, things that can be more negative,” Harrington said. In contrast, looser states have less social stability, but they also have greater equality, he said. Sophomore secondary education major Becky Grissom moved to this state at age 10 from Texas, which is ranked as the sixth-tightest state. She grew up surrounded by family members, many of whom hold strong conservative values. When she moved to this state, she noticed people clung less to family values. “Everything seemed very fastpaced,” Grissom said. “I felt like life was a lot slower in Texas.” Zach Sener, a sophomore


University psychology professor music performance and education major who grew up in California, said he wasn’t surprised to see that the study ranked his home state as the loosest. “In my experience, it’s been very open and d i v e r s e ,” S e n e r s a i d . “People are more open to people wanting to deviate from the norm.” While this state’s population seemed fairly loose, Sener said he did notice a greater sense of tradition when he came to this university. “People were very proud of being from Maryland or of their specific county,” he said. “Tightness might play a role in that.” Gelfand said she hopes that the study’s results will help predict reactions to future threats. She and Harrington plan to expand this research by examining how the tightness of states shifts over time and collaborating with the computer science department to study the relationship between threats and norm strength. “The more we understand the nature and reason for differences, the more we can understand each other,” Gelfand said.

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“I’d be that kid that would put on headphones and walk laps during lunch at school because I knew no one,” he said. O n a n ei g ht h-g ra d e camping trip, Harris played for his first audience. He saw his history teacher playing guitar outside and mentioned that he played, too. T hat night, at a bonfire, the teacher handed Harris the guitar. “You have the floor,” he said. Harris made more friends at school that night than he knew what to do with. He decided to share his newfound passion with childhood friends Cotter and Siever. Harris said their close relationship is the key to making the band work. After all, it was Cotter’s dad who had taught the boys to play guitar. “It translates to how we write music,” he said. “Cory and I, we’re like Lennon and McCartney. We write everything together.” T hat cohesiveness wa s evident to Innovation Media, whose executives selected the band from among dozens of audition tapes to compete against two other groups at Looney’s Battle of the Bands on Jan. 19. The crowd voted Warden the winner, and Innovation Media awarded the group a one-year recording contract. Cosmo L osco, I n novation Media president, said he’s never seen a group work together as well as Warden, which is the first band on his label. “I couldn’t ask for a better band to be my first,” he said. “ T hey m ad e t he pro ce ss smooth. T hey know what they want.” Losco said Warden’s ability to put its own spin on music trends w ill give the band staying power.

Brian harris, a senior geography major, is seeking a career in the music industry. Warden, Harris’ band, signed with a Baltimore record label in January. kelsey hughes/the diamondback “Their music is a product of a deep amount of listening,” said Chris Bentley, Warden’s sound producer. Any record label can buy Warden and the rights to its music for a price of $450,000 during its year with Innovation Media, and the band is taking the deadline seriously. Harris spent most of his nights this semester making the hour-long commute to the studio, where he worked until at least midnight. He s q u e e z e d i n s c h o olwo rk between his classes and a part-time job. “We are proud of him sticking with school when he’s got so much going on with his music,” said his mother, Claudine Harris. “We know music is his passion, but think getting a college degree is a good idea.” Harris has tried four majors so far and is on track to graduate in December — that is, if the band doesn’t take off first. “If we start making actual money and getting nationa l ly re cog n i z e d , I’m not coming back to school in the fall,” Harris said. “I owe my parents to finish school, but if I was paying for it, I’d be gone today.” Losco is hoping Warden’s summer tour, starting with

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Jam @ The Dam, a July festival in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, will get the band greater recognition. “The goal is to get them out of Maryland,” Losco said. To encourage the process, the ba nd members a re working on merchandise they can sell online and hand out at festivals. The band also relies heavily on social media for branding, though Harris lamented the distance he said it kept between the band and its fans. “A s much a s I love t he music aspect over business, I understand that branding is the only way people are going to remember ou r n a me,” Harris said. Harris said spending the rest of his life at a 9-to-5 job like his current position as a “glorified secretary” at an insurance company isn’t an option for him. Even if Warden doesn’t see the success it expects, Harris says, he will keep trying to make it in the industry. “I’m not trying to make a million; I’m just trying to make music my life,” he said. “My mentality needs to be music or nothing because if I assume I’ll be OK without it, then my fire goes out.”

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New research program tackles astronomical problem: space junk From specks of dust to junk the size of a school bus, debris has been floating around space since the first exploration programs launched. And for the first time, scientists have established a center to study the discarded machinery, scraps and parts. For more of Ryan Carbo’s story, visit

Edward St. John Center. The new building will include innovative classrooms and chemistry labs. T he project received $50,000 from the university’s Sustainability Fund to partially fund a green roof. Most feedback about the center’s arrival has been positive, Martinazzi said, but some have voiced concerns about how the construction will impact bus routes and parking. “I can anticipate a lot of issues with traffic on campus, especially during the semester, when it’s already a hassle for commuters to drive onto campus for class,” Jessica Lee, who is commuting to the campus for her job as

a summer assistant with the Gemstone program, wrote in an email. “The most annoying thing will be the rerouting of the bus routes.” The closing will not affect westbound Metrobus routes, but eastbound routes will now enter campus from Route 193, said Armand Scala, DOTS senior associate director. For campus busses, the most noticeable change will be the 104 College Park Metro Station bus, wh ich w i l l ru n from the station to Regents Drive instead of to Stamp Student Union, Scala said. No other routes were changed due to the construction, but the 116 Purple route, which runs nightly, will now stop at the University View and Varsity buildings in addition to Courtyards apartments, downtown and the student union. As for parking, Lot H1, located behind Symmons Hall,


Gemstone research assistant closed Monday. Those with handicap space permits for that lot have been relocated to Lot L, near the Armory, and Scala said other permit holders received spaces in Regents Drive Garage. Lot HH1, between H.J. Patterson Hall and the Health Center, will only be accessible for uphill drivers, Allen said. “We understand that this is an important building for our campus and it will really m a ke ou r d iplom as more valuable, frankly,” Allen said. “But during the construction we’ll need to just go through this process.”

The green tidings food truck attracts customers in front of Cole Field House. A new, larger truck will replace this one, which caught fire March 7. file photo/the diamondback

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venues on the campus. The truck’s menu, which changes every two weeks, features soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts made with local and sustainable ingredients. “It’s fresher, and it’s also very delicious,” Uechi said. “They come up with recipes that you don’t really see in other places, like The Diner or Stamp.” Rogers said in a November interview that business could exceed 200 patrons d a i ly, ne a r i n g 300 when t he t r uck pa rked at t he farmers market. Hipple said they are still considering expanding the business to accommodate customer demand. It was an idea Dining Services had discussed before the fire. “Depending on how the new truck is received, and feedback about the old one, we may recommission the old truck,” he said. Uechi said that while she misses the food truck, safety should be the top priority. “I really hope that it does come back, but I just also want to express my concern for the workers,” she said. “I want to make sure that they are safe, and that this doesn’t happen again.”

The new truck will feature some safety upgrades and a larger size, said Dining Services spokesman Bart Hipple. “The old vehicle had to be retrofitted to be a food truck,” Hipple said. The new incarnation is a food truck by design — officials purchased the vehicle from another eating establishment, Hipple said. T h e t r u c k ’s e x p e c t e d return date will depend on how long it takes to remove the old eatery’s bra nd i ng and repaint. Hipple said the old staff will not return. While three of those injured suffered minor injuries, the one employee who was hospitalized with second and third degree burns will return to work elsewhere in Dining Services. The truck’s total cost is still unknown. “We will have better information mid-way through June,” head chef Will Rogers wrote in an email. Ju n i o r b i o e n g i n e e r i n g m ajor Ca m i la Uech i sa id she is looking forward to the truck’s return, as she prefers it over the more traditional food

POLICIES From PAGE 1 Previously, there were two separate policies on sexual assault and sexual harassment with which the system’s 12 schools needed to comply, Boughman said. “This new policy will combine those two policies and cover all of the broader issues around sexual misconduct,” Boughman said. Drafts of the new policy also include specific definitions, which mirror the federal definitions in the Violence Against Women Act, Title IX and other federal policies, Boughman said. If the proposal passes, all system institutions must have policies and procedures in place that are compliant with the new policy by Dec. 31, she said. This university altered its policy on sexual misconduct in October 2013, and there are currently no plans to make further changes, said Catherine Carroll, university Title IX coordinator. “The one that we have here at the University of Maryland is


University Title IX coordinator more specific and a little more tailored to College Park,” Carroll said. “The one that the system has just come out with sort of echoes a lot of what ours already has.” Some system institutions may have to enhance or expand definitions they have in place if the policy passes. However, Boughman said this university’s policy likely won’t need any, as the October update took the current federal regulations into account. Junior biology major Kyra Kearney said updating the system policy is a positive step and will only benefit students. “College campuses change year after year, and policies shou ld ref lect that,” Kearney said.





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inding clean energy sources and eliminating wasteful energy consumption to combat climate change have become some of environmentalists’ and government officials’ main priorities — both in the U.S. and abroad. And with the West Antarctic ice sheet heading toward collapse, climate change’s impact on human lives and our planet’s health can (hopefully) no longer be ignored. On Monday, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency released a new set of guidelines outlining the new goals necessary for the country to reduce pollution and use clean energy. The EPA, backed by Obama, called for power plants to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from their 2005 levels by 2030. States will have until June 2018 to submit plans on how tohey will meet the goal, but oversight could prove tricky, considering Obama will leave office in 2016. One main method of reducing pollution is eliminating or curtailing the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil. Another energy cut could stem from eliminating carbon pollution from two-thirds of automobiles in the country. However, the new 30 percent rule for power plants has already sparked contro-


versy among different groups. Those against the new goal, mostly Republicans from coalmining states, have stated that the initiative marks the start of Obama’s “war on coal.” OUR VIEW

When it comes to pollution, government officials need to find a healthy balance between being green and protecting jobs. Supporters, such as former Vice President Al Gore, have applauded the new development in combating climate change. In a blog for The Huffington Post, Gore called it “the most important step taken to combat the climate crisis in our country’s history.” While curtailing greenhouse gas pollution will benefit our planet’s health, Obama and the EPA’s new goal is a double-edged sword. Limiting the burning of fossil fuels could lead to problems other than pollution. For example, reducing the use of coal could negatively impact the livelihood of miners in coal-mining states such as West Virginia, Ken-

tucky, Wyoming and even western regions of this state. Cleaning up our air not only affects pollution but also our nation’s economy. Even though c l i m a te c h a n ge a n d p o l l u t i o n threaten the way we live, the new EPA initiative can also be considered a threat to those directly affected by the coal industry. How then are government and environmental officials supposed to find a middle ground where the health of the planet and economy are not mutually exclusive? This state is ahead of the game in curbing carbon dioxide emissions. Northeastern states, in conjunction with this state, have reduced 40 percent of carbon dioxide emissions because they have tailormade plans that emphasize specific corrective actions. EPA Secretary Gina McCarthy said the reason for these states’ success is the specificity of their plans. Other states can use that success as a template for creating their own plans to reduce pollution without eliminating jobs. It’s a fine line to walk, but government officials need to find a middle ground that reduces pollution and climate change without causing the fossil fuel industry undue harm.


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Taking our nation’s veterans for granted Learning to respect military personnel


aerial superiority was nothing short of miraculous. Incredibly, America did this while maintaining the world’s largest naval fleet – 15 aircraft carriers — in the fight against Japan. While a few hundred thousand Allied soldiers would land on D-Day, thousands more manned the ships and aircraft that supported, transported and protected them. Other personnel waited for their turn to arrive in Europe. On June 6, 1944, thousands of paratroopers — including the storied Band of Brothers — landed in the earlymorning darkness in France. While the soldiers were spread across dozens of miles of Normandy, they improvised units and weapons to accomplish many of the preplanned objectives. American infantry landed on the beaches designated Utah and Omaha. While the Utah landings faced relatively light opposition – the Americans suffered about 200 casualties — the Omaha invaders faced a much worse fate. Rough seas decimated the tanks and landing craft making the landing. More horrifically, German defenses were stronger than expected and caused thousands of casualties. But the Americans rallied — stories of selfless heroics abound — and the Allies gained a beachhead. As the sun set that evening, the Allies had secured a foothold on the continent. While it was a small blip surrounded on three sides by German troops, it was enough. Through the work of these soldiers, tens of millions of Europeans had hope for liberation. It would take 10 grueling months to accomplish this task, 10 months of heroics and sacrifice; tens of thousands would give their lives in the campaign that followed. Today, we might take World War II for granted, but the service and sacrifice of our veterans should always receive recognition. There are not nearly enough words in one column to honor our nation’s veterans — so seek out their stories to thank and honor our nation’s heroes.

We live in an age when our veterans are often taken for granted and forgotten. Few people seem to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day and the wars our veterans fought. Jesse Watters, a Fox News correspondent, interviewed students at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, and found many had no idea who fought in the Revolutionary War. Unfortunately, veterans have received far worse treatment by their own government. Waitlists, fraud, abuse and general bureaucratic incompetence have prevented veterans from receiving care they desperately need – even leading to unnecessary deaths. This should be unacceptable to us all. While students might not be able to solve the bureaucratic disaster in the Veterans Administration, we can still honor veterans, both living and deceased. In a time when 555 World War II veterans die each day — three more likely will have perished by the time you finish reading this column — we must keep the stories and sacrifices of our military personnel alive. It would be a travesty for the service and sacrifice of our service members to be forgotten. Memorial Day is a fitting day to especially commemorate our World War II veterans, whose sacrifices from Alaska to Guadalcanal, North Africa to Germany must be remembered. Seventy years ago, millions of these service personnel were on the eve of the largest seaborne invasion in world history, the invasion of Normandy. In the four short years since the Nazis had driven the Allies out of Western Europe, the Americans and British had built up their strength so that they could one day return to liberate the continent. The logistical operation to deceive the Nazis regarding the invasion’s landing zones; train, supply Matt Dragonette is a sophomore acand equip millions of soldiers; and counting major. He can be reached at create overwhelming naval and

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Building self-determination in the black community Attention black America: Please stop waiting for white institutions to save you


a ce i s eve ryo n e ’s favo r i te hot-button issue. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? We attempt at various points in our daily lives to both discuss it and not discuss it. When we see obvious injustices in which it’s easy to be on the correct side (police brutality, celebrities using racial slurs, etc.), we love to chime in with self-righteousness. However, we also love to duck essentialist arguments — “Hey, why does [insert racial group here] do [insert action here]?” We love to avoid discrimination explicitly by redirecting it — “Don’t go there; it’s sketchy [translated: There’s lots of poor Negroes there].” This past month has seen race reenter our discourse at a fevered pitch. Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was every pious race crusader’s wet dream when he was caught on tape mirroring attitudes that seem more akin to a plantation

owner of the antebellum period than a 21st-century billionaire. Another example that caught my attention was a well-written piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates that I couldn’t disagree with more. In “The Case for Reparation,” Coates details how structurally exploitative Jim Crow factors have contributed to continual social, economic and legal displacement of black Americans. Though his historical analysis and narrative construction was nothing short of flawless, I was disappointed with his conclusive thesis, which reiterates the same jargonist conversation I have been hearing all my life as a black American: Reparations, or economic replenishment based on lost wealth post-slavery and post-Jim Crow, are deserved. I am not here to debate that black Americans have faced hundreds of years of discrimination and likely will continue to deal with these historical

forces well into the future. Only a fool would discount this. My issue, however, comes with the continued narrative that black economic liberation is largely dependent on institutions controlled by white Americans. It is true; most government agencies are controlled by bureaucracies that have continually perpetuated classist and racist estrangements that have granted white Americans and wealthy people privileges and damned certain minorities and the poor. For these reasons, it is largely futile for us as black Americans to lobby these institutions for reparations. Do not mistake this for hyper-Libertarian rhetoric that denounces government aid. It is important for us as a culture to continually challenge these institutions for economic justice. The issue lies with the unresponsive nature of these institutions, and thus, the need for self-determination.

Malcolm X once articulated his frustrations with white Americans involved in the fight for equality. His “Ballot or the Bullet” speech denounces the legal wrangling that continued to enable disenfranchisement of African Americans nearly a century after they gained the right to vote. He and Martin Luther King Jr. both criticized many white “allies” who were unpredictable in their support. Relying on white institutions to bring about liberation is unlikely to yield any results. The fact that these issues exist 50 years post-civil rights movement shows not just an ineptitude of institutions but a genuine disinterest in our community — and sometimes it’s even a desire to revive the exploitative model of slavery (shoutout to the prison-industrial complex). The solution? Black self-determination. We have to be responsible for our own communities. Raising chil-

dren to love education and be ambitious. Changing our image, speech, diet and lifestyle to a more sustainable model. Challenging parents, neighbors, churches, etc., to invest their time and effort into creating a great society. And above all, individuals taking responsibility for themselves, choosing the long, arduous road to triumph rather than disillusionment and frustration. None of this is easy, and none of this is a quick fix. But I believe far more in myself and my communities than I do in any white institution or “ally” to achieve liberation. Maybe if enough black Americans gain political and capitalist authority, change will come. Hell, maybe even reparations might be distributed. Until then, I’m not holding my breath. Marc Priester is a junior government and politics and economics major. He can be reached at

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he coming week is likely to require of many individuals the reordering of priorities, rescheduling of appointments, reworking of schedules and rethinking of plans -- much that was assumed applicable turns out to be wrong even as the first workday begins. There is an old adage about assumptions, and it is likely to be proven true as old ideas give way to new, more up-to-date, more accurate notions of all kinds. There are many benefits in the offing, but only to those who are willing to face what is undeniable and do what is necessary to align prevailing facts with nascent ideas. Forcing a square peg into a round hole is not going to work out as desired! Many conflicting emotions will arise, and those who are fooled -by themselves, most likely! -- into thinking that feelings are more powerful than demonstrable reality will surely have a hard time of it. Those who accept the fact that reality is what it is can make much of what the week has to offer. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- This is a good week to go back to that project that was set aside some time ago. Right now, your ideas can yield much fruit. (June 7-June 20) -- You’re not likely to be the same person at week’s end as you were when it started. Trends prove powerful. CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You know what lies under the camouflage, but are you brave enough to uncover it? Others are waiting for you to make a move. (July 8-July 22) -- You’re trying to make sense of something that, in fact, cannot be. It’s time to get out of your head once again. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- Only those who have been in your shoes in the recent past will know with any accuracy what is going on with you. Trust them. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You’re looking for a way to announce yourself, and the perfect method may soon present itself.

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than insightful tracks — on Animal. B u t ra d i o h i t s t h e s e songs are not. The simplicity that once made 50 Cent famous just seems boring here, as much of what he says comes across a s re p e t i t ive a n d ba s i c. The album’s beats aren’t bad, but they’re not nearly good enough to redeem 50’s lyrical shortcomings. Things start to go poorly by the album’s second song, the beautifully titled “Don’t Wo r r y ’ B o u t I t ,” wh i c h sounds as though 50 wrote it in about five minutes. T h e n ex t few s o n gs a re more of the same — onedimensional lyrics focused around money or violence. The Trey Songz collaboration “Smoke” is especially bad, particularly because it seemed to be the track with the most radio potential at first listen. More than anything, these songs merely sound half-baked and plain lazy. But, while bad, Animal Ambition isn’t a complete train wreck. The best songs come back-to-back i n t h e l a t te r h a l f o f t h e track list. Both “Hustler” and “Twisted” are catchy, confident and simple songs

In case you haven’t heard (and you probably haven’t), 50 Cent is back. The former face of popular rap dropped his fifth studio album Tuesday. Animal Ambition marks the rapper’s first project since 2009’s Before I Self Destruct. After taking a couple of years off to chase new business ventures, the rapper made waves in the hip-hop world in February after announcing he was leaving longtime studio partner Interscope and taking his label, G-Unit Records, independent while signing a distribution deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG. The announcement breathed new life into a long-dormant career and left fans eager to see what the aging rapper had left in the tank. The answer? Not much. Animal Ambition is nothing new. For the most p a r t , i t s o u n d s l i ke t h e same old 50 — and not in a good way. The Queens, New York, native returns to a tried -and-true formula — catchy, simple tunes rather

without much to say, but t h e i r s m o o t h b ea ts a n d somewhat-entertaining lyrics work well, if only because they remind the listener of former hits. And therein lies the essence of the entire album: The only positive things to come out of Animal Ambition are just songs that sound vaguely like something else. The best are the ones that remind fans of a time when 50 ruled the radio. But, as Animal Ambition sadly makes clear, that era is dead and gone. Fans who were hoping this album would be a carefully crafted, effort-filled project constructed over the course of 50’s hiatus will be sorely disappointed. The rappers who have found success despite growing older are those who changed their style with age, often making their music more personal or insightful. But not 50. This is no passionate project, no portrait of an artist approaching 40 years old. This is a feeble attempt to revive an old formula. It’s radio rap that shouldn’t even make it to the radio.

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pitcher MIKE SHAWARYN sends another pitch toward home plate in the Terps’ 10-1 win over South Carolina on Saturday night. Shawaryn threw 6.1 innings, allowing three runs, and is one of five Terps named to the All-Regional team. photo courtesy of travis bell


“WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO RIDE THE WAVE OF GOOD FORTUNE AND GOOD FEELINGS AND From PAGE 8 GOOD PLAYERS AND TOUGH PLAYERS ... first ninth-inning comeback IT’S NOT EVERY DAY YOU GET TO ENJOY A win of the season. SUCCESS LIKE THIS, SO YOU TRY TO ENJOY IT With one out and a runner AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.” on second, Old Dominion brought in closer Brad Gero, who didn’t record an out despite facing five batters. After center fielder Charlie White smacked an RBI single, Gero issued a five-pitch walk to load the bases and hit the next two batters to force in the tying and winning runs. “Our guys did what they needed to,” Szefc said Friday. “It’s really not surprising that we won coming from behind. It’s been one of our staples in the latter part of the season.” The Terps found themselves in the opposite situation the next night. The Terps scored all four runs in the first two innings and held on for a one-run victory over the Gamecocks. In the ninth, the tying run was on third when Gamecocks third baseman


Terrapins baseball coach Joey Pankake hit into a gameending double play. Right-hander Mike Shawaryn — one of five Terps named to the 11-member AllRegional team — picked up his ACC-leading 11th victory in the first upset over South Carolina. He surrendered three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.1 innings. The Gamecocks scored in the first inning Sunday against left-hander Jake Drossner, but the Terps scored six runs between the fourth and seventh innings to take a commanding five-run lead in the eventual 10-1 victory. White went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI on Sunday, capping off a stellar weekend.

The redshirt junior was named Regional MVP after going 6-for-11 with a double during the weekend. After Sunday’s blowout victory, Szefc took a moment to reflect on the Terps’ recent run of success. His team entered May fighting for a berth in the ACC tournament. Now the Terps are two victories away from the College World Series. “We’ve been trying to ride the wave of good fortune and good feelings and good players and tough players,” Szefc said. “It’s not every day you get to enjoy a success like this, so you try to enjoy it as much as you can.”

Terps’ lone loss of the season a game later against thenNo. 1 North Carolina. But Clipp played all 60 minutes in an 8-7 win at Princeton after the loss to the Tar Heels, and Kift did not replace Clipp again for the rest of the season. Other freshmen also made an impact for the young team. Midfielder Zoe Stukenberg and defender Nadine Hadnagy started every game except Senior Day for the Terps. Stukenberg quickly established herself as a staple in the balanced offense with seven goals in her first two college games. The Howard County native tallied 35 goals and 12 assists, both fifth-best on the team. On the defensive end, Hadnagy picked up 21 ground balls and caused 10 turnovers as one of the five defenders who helped produce a national top-10 defense. “This class is really talented,” Reese said during the regular season. “Some people have gotten significantly more playing time than others, but I think we are going to see over the course of the season, the summer and the years following that, this class is really going to make a name for themselves in Maryland lacrosse.” The freshmen played a pivotal role to power the team to its sixth consecutive and final ACC championship before this university moves

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“THIS CLASS IS REALLY the title by winning every game by at least three goals. TALENTED.” While they didn’t get per-

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to the Big Ten. Still, the Terps weren’t done. Virginia eliminated No. 3-seed North Carolina in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, so the Terps didn’t have to compete against the only team that topped them all season. Behind strong play on both sides of the ball, the Terps cruised to

Heels this season, the Terps still avenged their national championship loss from a year ago. “ We h a d s u c h a g rea t dynamic all season long and put it together in the end,” midfielder Beth Glaros said after the national championship. “It’s really special.”

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Reese leads program to record 11th NCAA title Terps use short-term focus to get redemption after triple-overtime loss in 2013 championship game By Ryan Baillargeon @RyanBaillargeon Staff writer

Catcher kevin martin celebrates with teammates after beating South Carolina Saturday night to move on in the NCAA tournamment. This is the farthest the team has ever made it in the tournament as the Terps face Virginia on Friday at noon. photo courtesy of travis bell

MAKING HISTORY Terps earn first trip to Super Regionals with two wins over Gamecocks

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Before this weekend, the Terrapins baseball team had one total victory in the NCAA tournament. But that changed this weekend when the Terps opened play in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1971. The No. 2-seed Terps beat No. 3-seed Old Dominion with a late comeback Friday afternoon, topped No. 1-seed South Carolina, 4-3, the next night and beat the Gamecocks again, 10-1, on Sunday to clinch a spot in the Super Regionals for the first time in program history.

“ I t ’s h u g e f o r o u r program,” shortstop Blake Schmit said. “We’re a hot team right now. We’ve been putting together great ballgames.” Though the Terps will travel to Virginia for the Super Regionals this weekend, just more than a month ago, they were reeling after being swept by Boston College. But the team won its final nine regular-season games to make the ACC tournament for the first time since 2005. Once in postseason play, the Terps reached the conference championship game for the first time since 1976. That success carried into

the Columbia Regional of the NCAA tournament, in which the Terps stymied the Gamecocks’ bats. And for the first time since 1976, the No. 1-seed Gamecocks failed to win a regional on their home field. “We have some tough kids,” coach John Szefc said. “In the last 40 percent of this season they showed some things that I’ve really rarely seen in college baseball in 24 years.” The Terps’ resilience was on display Friday in their 4-3 walk-off victory over the Monarchs. They scored all four runs in the last two innings and recorded their See REGIONALS, Page 7



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After the Terrapins fell short in the longest NCAA women’s lacrosse championship game in history in 2013, they wanted revenge this season. The ultimate goal was to be the final team standing May 25 at Johnny Unitas Stadium, but in the preseason, coach Cathy Reese didn’t want to look farther than the Terps’ first game, against UMBC. Reese continued to stress a short-term focus all season. With the players following that mentality, the Terps lost just one game en route to their first NCAA championship win since 2010. “Everyone else felt the pain of the loss and returned this year to play,” Reese said after the Terps defeated Syracuse, 15-12, in the title game. “That fueled their fire all season long. They didn’t want to have that feeling again.” The Terps entered the

season with plenty of unanswered questions. They had lost their top player at all four positions and returned only one starting senior. Instead of trying to replace the graduated talent — including leading scorer Alex Aust and two-time Tewaaraton winner Katie Schwarzmann — with a single player, the Terps used a balanced attack and defense to produce almost identical results. After scoring an average of 14.87 goals per game in 2013, the Terps averaged 14.58 goals this season. Defensively, the Terps were even better. The Terps allowed 8.39 goals per game last season but improved that mark to 7.96 this year, ranking first in the ACC. “We have got a group of girls that are all really talented athletes and talented players,” Reese said before the season. “Our job as coaches is to try to put the group that will play well together on the field.” Re e se q u i c k ly se t t l e d on most of her starting

lineup, but she took time to commit to a netminder. After the team lost senior goalkeeper Kasey Howard, redshirt junior Abbey Clipp and freshman Emily Kift e n te re d t h e sea so n i n a battle for the job. After the pair split time for the first three games of the season, Clipp established herself as a force with a 21-save performance against Penn State, three stops shy of the Terps’ single-game record. Clipp played the full 60 minutes for the first time all season, and while she later shared time with Kift i n a few b l owo u t w i n s, Clipp had seemingly won the starting job with her dominating display at the Nittany Lions. Still, Clipp forced Reese to make some difficult coaching decisions during the Terps’ worst stretch of the season. Kift replaced Clipp in a onegoal victory against Boston College and again during the See review, Page 7

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