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NCAA rules Cassell ineligible for Terps Freshman must pursue other opportunities By Connor Letourneau Senior staff writer Sam Cassell Jr.’s career with the Terrapins men’s basketball team ended before it began. The NCAA informed the university in mid-August that Cassell was a “nonqualifer,” according to a source with knowledge of the situation, after launching an investigation into core classes he
took over the past two academic years at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Mass. Though the university fought to keep the freshman guard enrolled, the governing body denied a final appeal late last week, forcing Cassell to pursue opportunities at another program. Last month, the university filed an initial waiver, which was denied, to the NCAA. See cassell, Page 2
sam cassell jr. was ruled ineligible to play for the Terps men’s basketball team because he did not meet NCAA academic guidelines. An appeal filed on his behalf was not successful. file photo/the diamondback
Incident occurred during football game By Fola Akinnibi Staff writer
ness’ secret to staying afloat is a team of experienced barbers who perform consistently high-quality work, according to owner Kwame Forson, who has overseen the store for more than
EDITOR’S NOTE: A witness’ name was withheld because she discusses an incident that is still under investigation. An off-duty Montgomery County police officer drew his weapon in Lot 1 Saturday in response to a traffic altercation, according to University Police. At around 1:20 p.m., University Police responded to provide assistance to the off-duty officer, University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said. Two individuals were reportedly walking through the parking lot when one was allegedly struck by the officer’s car mirror, and in response, threw his water bottle at the vehicle, a Honda Civic, Limansky said. The Montgomery County police officer reportedly parked and exited the car, then pulled out his gun in order to subdue the individual, who is not a university student. Limansky said the individual cooperated with the officer until University Police arrived on the scene and took statements. Police conducted a field sobriety test on the officer and determined he was not intoxicated at the time of the incident, and did not report any injuries or make any arrests, but the incident is still under investigation, he said. Kristen, a 29-year-old woman who asked to remain anonymous because the case is still open, said she witnessed the incident while tailgating in Lot 1. She said the officer seemed belligerent and overly aggressive during the dispute and allegedly yelled expletives
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universal barber shop may not be an easy walk from the campus, but that hasn’t stopped several students and student-athletes from regularly paying the shop a visit for haircuts. chelsea director/the diamondback
A CUT ABOVE THE REST College Park’s Universal Barber Shop regularly serves students, prides itself on its diverse clientele and ‘loose’ atmosphere By Nick Foley Staff writer In a city where a flock of businesses are fighting to stay alive, Universal Barber Shop’s strategy is simple: Give good hair.
The modestly sized shop sits quietly at 8801 Baltimore Ave., directly across from The Enclave apartment building. While the store isn’t easily walkable from the campus and requires a brave hop across Route 1, it routinely sees students through its doors — and at
least a dozen student athletes. What it lacks in size is compensated with a bouncy, light-hearted atmosphere that carries throughout the store. Each barber has his own character, and the adventure starts when you sink into his chair. The busi-
Terp Town seeks to spruce up home games
Plans for complex advancing
Vendors set up food, games, giveaways By Bradleigh Chance Staff writer
City council still opposes development By Lily Hua Staff writer The Prince George’s County Planning Board approved a plan for developing the Maryland Book Exchange site Thursday despite the College Park City Council’s unanimous vote against the revised proposal. The proposed apartment complex will provide students with a more conveniently located housing option off the campus and institute a more modern look to Old Town College Park — an addition city officials said will be detrimental to the historic character of the neighborhood. Nevertheless, the
the maryland book exchange complex would provide students with nearby off-campus housing. In the above illustration from January, design plans depict the transformed complex from Route 1. photo courtesy of fazlul kabir planning board voted 3-1 in support of the plan, which will now move forward to the county District Council’s review. Planning board chairwoman Elizabeth Hewlett said a lack of communication between the city and the planners marred the development’s planning process, resulting in an unusual degree of gridlock for a project of this type. “The city has an obligation to be reasonable, and the applicant has an
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obligation to try to work very hard with the city,” she said during the meeting. The six-story building will stretch from the current Book Exchange site on Route 1 to the parking lot on Yale Avenue. The development will step down to a three-story building with a two-story slanted roof as it leads into residential and historic areas, including See COMPLEX, Page 3
For most students, the staircase behind Riggs Alumni Center is just a shortcut to Byrd Stadium. But a few hours before kickoff on Saturdays, tents and stands transform the area to serve another purpose — helping returning alumni reclaim a corner of the campus. Just yards from undergraduates equipped with grills and coolers, former students and their families experienced a much different game day at Terp Town, which returned to the campus for the second time this season at last weekend’s home football game against UConn. Three hours before the matchup Saturday, vendors set up alongside Byrd Stadium to offer food, games and giveaways. The “ultimate
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gameday experience” will return at every home game this season, selling alternative meals to expand options for fans beyond the concessions sold inside the arena, said Dining Services spokesman Bart Hipple. “This is a cooperative effort between athletics and Dining Services,” Hipple said. “Rather than doing tailgating, fans can just come out and enjoy the festivities.” Hipple said the attractions help encourage more fans to leave their living rooms and return to the campus. “Other universities have started similar attractions in order to turn games into community events,” he said. “There are a lot of family-friendly activities and amusements going on, which add excitement to the games and help draw people out.” Dining options Saturday included stands
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CASSELL From PAGE 1 An appeal filed on Cassell’s behalf was denied either late Thursday or early Friday, according to the source, effectively ending any chance of Cassell playing for the Terps. His loss could prove significant for a Terps program hoping to add backcourt depth. Cassell, who averaged about 16 points per game for the Notre Dame Prep Crusaders last season, likely would have shared minutes with sophomore Nick Faust and Albany transfer Logan Aronhalt at shooting guard. “We’ve ex hausted every option and made our best effort,” Coach Mark Turgeon said in a news release. “I’m very pleased with the work that our compliance staff put in on Sam’s behalf. Obviously, we’re very disappointed that he will be unable to attend the University of Maryland at this time and be a part of our basketball program.” Cassell had taken summer courses at the university, the source said, but had not yet enrolled for the fall semester. At least four of Cassell’s teammates at Notre Dame Prep took the classes in question and played their Division I basketball careers last year with no interruptions, the source said. Myles Davis, however, a freshman guard at Xavier, is in the same situation as Cassell. He has been ruled ineligible. The source said Cassell did “everything that he was supposed to do in order to be eligible — not only at Maryland, but at any Division I school.” Now, Cassell must find a new place to showcase his talents. He can transfer to a school that accepts partial qualifiers, redshirt this season and play in 2013-14. The ACC does not accept partial qualifiers. “We will continue to support Sam and his family in any way that we can as they determine their next steps,” Turgeon said. email@example.com
universal barber shop, located across from The Enclave apartment building, has succeeded thanks to its low-key atmosphere and the personalities of its barbers, according to owner Kwame Forson. Forson, who has worked there for more than eight years, said the shop’s proximity to the university has given it a diverse clientele. He added much of the shop’s business comes from returning customers, as first-timers frequently turn into regulars. chelsea director/the diamondback
BARBER From PAGE 1 eight years. “We are a fun bunch,” Forson said. “It’s an exciting place to go to — it’s an experience.” The front door opens up to a decently-sized, well-lit waiting area room adorned with leather couches, a television and a welcoming front desk, lead i ng back to the barber stalls. Haircuts run at $20 for men and women and $12 for children, Forson said. He added that fostering a loose atmosphere has allowed his business to soar above other “too serious” barber shops, and that almost all fi rst-timers return. The store prides itself in having a diverse
cl ientele — on ly about 35 percent of its clientele is white, a statistic Forson attributes to the university community. “Most [barber shops] are either in a wh ite or black neighborhood, but College Park is such a diverse neighborhood that it works well.” Gregory Walls, who has worked at the shop for two years, said Universal Barber specializes in “fades” — or skin tapering — a hairstyle that has rocketed in popularity in recent years. Athletes, usually basketball, football and lacrosse players, tend to request mohawks, he added. “Every year, new students come in and try us out,” Walls said. “Now, business is starting to pick up again.” Several students, such as junior bioengineering major
“every year, new students come in and try us out. now, business is starting to pick up again.” GREGORY WALLS
Universal Barber Shop employee G reg H a rd i n g, sa id t hey would favor a hairdresser who infuses personality into his scissor artistry. “That’s what I prefer: more than just a guy who cuts your hair and then you leave,” he said. One downside to the business is its distant location, but students still manage to fi nd their way, Walls said. “Some k ids wa l k; some kids catch the bus. Exercise is good,” Walls said.
However, junior governm e nt a n d p ol it i c s m ajo r Joshua Mitman said he favors a close location when seeking a fresh cut. “I’m not rea l ly look i ng for the best place to get my haircut,” Mitman said. “I usually just go to any place that’s close.” While the shop is thriving, Forson has more ambitious plans for the space. In a year, the entire store will be torn down and replaced with a new, larger building that will create a more upscale environment. “We plan on making it very, very nice,” Forson said. “This works, but now we want to take it to the next level.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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VENDORS From PAGE 1 for popular chain Chick-fil-A, and local fare, including Seasons Pizza, Go Fish, macaroni and cheese restaurant CapMac and Sweet Sensations pastries. Terp Town also featured fresh barbeque by Mulligan’s Grill and Pub, the Dining Services-run golf course clubhouse. “A lot of fans still don’t know that we’re here, but if they did, they wouldn’t bring their own food — you can’t bring a full barbeque to the tailgate,” said Greg Thompson, Dining Services facilities assistant director. However, he added there is more to Terp Town than food for hungry fans, especially families
with young children. Terp Town also features moon bounces, live music and games, and a toy giveaway. The university’s marching band paraded past the Terp Town stretch before the game. “There are so many activities for the kids now,” Thompson said. “Families should come out and make a day of it.” Col lege Pa rk loca l Eri n Weller, whose father-in-law is an alumnus, said she has been a Terp fan all of her life. Weller said she has enjoyed bringing her family to games in the past, but this time, there was much more for the kids. “My twin girls loved this event,” she said. “They like dancing to the music, and we even got pompoms, which will make the game a lot more fun.”
Thompson said he has faith in the prosperity of Terp Town. “We’ve already seen growth since the last game,” he said. “Next year, once we’ve established Terp Town, we’re really going to have something special.” Senior theatre major Matt Soper, who has worked for Dining Services for most of his college career, said he likes being able to interact with alumni and fans before the games, adding that Terp Town is able to create a more personal environment than vendors in Byrd during the game. “It’s a lot better than having them stand in long lines inside the stadium,” Soper said. “That always annoys me when I go to athletic events.”
Terps notched a 7-4 win over No. 18 Boston College. “We were collectively a little bit distracted before the game, and Boston College clearly wanted to step on the field and make a statement to the ACC that they’re here.” That statement was loud and clear when the Eagles (4-4, 0-1 ACC) st rea ked a head, 3-0. A fter tota l ly dominating opponents through three straight shutouts, the No. 4 Terps (6-1, 1-0) were getting a taste of their own medicine. But the deficit didn’t stop them. Thanks to freshman midfielder Alyssa Parker’s hat trick and defender Ali McEvoy’s clutch penalty stroke, the team capped a thrilling comeback and came away with a convincing win over a worthy conference foe. “Missy gave a really good speech at halftime – to just go out there and play with heart – so we just needed to pick it up,” said Parker, who hadn’t scored a goal entering Friday’s contest. “I got set up perfectly on all three, and I was just there to put it in. It was the way we should’ve been playing all along.” Early on, it seemed the Ter p s’ pl ay wou ld p ut a damper on Meharg’s celebration. Goalie Natalie Hunter failed to save a single shot
complex From PAGE 1 the castle-like facade of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church on College Avenue. The building will also have three AstroTurf courtyards and a parking lot on the lower level. Although the developers attempted to revise their plan so the building would blend in with the surrounding environment — for instance, by adding additional bricks to certain parts of the building plan to make it seem less monolithic — many residents and students said it will destroy the character of Old Town College Park. “I think having a high-rise would mar the image [of the area], especially when tall housing developments are already established on different sections of the Route,” junior community health major Rachel Shields said. “They have a right to compla i n,” fresh ma n biolog y major Ma h moud Abusi n added. “Putting a huge apartment next to small, little stores seems strange.” Nevertheless, some students said the new apartment building could aid the city’s revitalization.
The Book Exchange site, shown in a January mockup, may saturate the city’s off-campus housing market and clash with the area, several students said. photo courtesy of fazlul kabir “I think the building will attract more businesses, because other modernized buildings are very popular with the crowd at College Park,” said sophomore computer science major Meghna Taneja. “I think the general population here would enjoy a modern building.” However, with the wealth of student housing complexes built in recent years, including the Enclave at 8700, Mazza Grandmarc and University View II, many students said the problem is not a lack of off-campus student housing, but a lack of affordable homes and apartments. “Many of the nearby housing options charge at their premium
rates, just because they know students have a need to live near campus,” Shields said. O t hers, such a s ju n ior English and communication major Katy Hancock, agreed that adding another apartment complex could saturate the area with pricey student housing. However, several business owners were excited about the prospect of expanding their pool of customers living within walking distance to their doors. “It’s going to bring in so much business, and it will help boost our sales,” said Potbelly Manager Jannah Madyun. email@example.com
From PAGE 1 at t he i nd iv idu a l b efore drawing his weapon. “He started freaking out,” she said. “[The officer] hit him with his car. Why did he get out of the car and pull a gun on him? That was absurd, and it was not necessary.” K risten added she was shocked when the officer sud-
denly presented a weapon in the parking lot, close to her and other tailgaters. “I freaked out,” she said. “I tried to dive behind my car.” After calls on Saturday and Sunday, Montgomery County police officers said they did not have information about the incident, adding that a spokesperson was unavailable for comment until Monday. “ M o n t go m e r y C o u n t y Police are aware of the inci-
dent,” Limansky said. He declined to comment on the officer’s decision to draw his weapon during the traffic dispute. “I can’t speak specifically about this case,” Limansky said. “An officer who is permitted to carry a weapon is able to use it in circumstances where they feel anyone’s safety is at risk.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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on goal during the fi rst half, while the offense’s attempts were continually off target or blocked. But both Parker and McEvoy provided a boon for the team by scoring their first goals of the day before the team went into the locker room for halftime. The Terps took it to another level in the second half. Redsh i r t sophomore Bro oke Cabrera took over the goalkeeping duties, and made her presence known with a diving save on a pena lty corner opportunity. Not too long after, Parker tallied another one, pulling t he Ter ps even w it h t he Eagles. “ We h ad become more urgent with the ball after halftime,” McEvoy said. “We were being kind of lackadaisical, so we just really wanted to step up and be more aggressive.” Within the next 10 minutes, the momentum had clearly swung in the home team’s favor. After being on the defensive for much of the first half, the Terps were now attacking the net and getting shots on goa l . T he contest’s crucial moment came when McEvoy was awarded a pena lty stroke m idway th rough the second ha l f, forcing her to go one-onone with Eagles goalie Leah Settipane. “I was rea l ly f lustered because of all the events that were going on in the game, so I had to really calm down,”
“We were being kind of lackadaisical, so we just really wanted to step up and become more aggressive.” ALI McEVOY
Terps field hockey defender McEvoy said, referencing two green cards given to defender Harriet Tibble and one for midfielder Megan Frazer. “I was fi ne once I got my center of peace.” She nailed it above Settipane’s left shoulder, energizing the crowd and giving the Terps a 4-3 lead. And it didn’t take long for the team to turn a nail biter into a laugher. Frazer launched one into a n empt y net ab out f ive minutes later, and Parker tallied her third of the game soon after — pointing to the bench as she ran back with her teammates. M e h a rg c o u ld n’t h ave drawn it up any better. She was able to watch her team record a come-from-behind win on a season-high seven goals while being honored for her 25 years of service and kicking off conference play with a ranked opponent. “To see all the alums here … we just have a tremendous amount of tradition,” Meharg said. “It was very special, but I have to say, I’m glad it’s over.” email@example.com
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Building new dorms leaves students in the dirt
I tripped while tweeting. I kid you not. You want to know what could have prevented this? Well, probably nothing. If I had been looking where I was going, I wouldn’t have tripped. But I shouldn’t have had to look where I was going — I was just walking to class early in the morning with nobody else around. Because of all the construction in the Denton Community, the sidewalks were uneven. I’d guess more than 75 percent of the walkways were barred. There was a mud moat outlining it all. It even looked gross. Since my arrival to this campus in 2010, there has been construction going on in the Denton Community. I lived in Easton Hall my freshman year, and to this day I can still hear the echoes of a jackhammer waking me up early in the morning, way before I had to get up for class. Granted, this was all for the creation of Oakland Hall — my current dorm. I understand updates are necessary to keep the campus relatively modern and more appealing to a variety of people, particularly to incoming freshmen, but why do these updates need to continue throughout the semester? Likewise, construction is going on elsewhere on the campus with the construction of Prince Frederick Hall, set to open fall 2014. Why isn’t more energy focused on making that project go faster? I know that construction projects
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may take a long time, but why try to complete so many projects within just a few years? The creation of Oakland Hall was a big undertaking — the Denton Community hadn’t seen a new dorm in quite some time. But why is all this construction still here now? Shouldn’t the community enjoy its current updates before continuing with a new project? Or at least focus on one area of the campus instead of splitting up its resources? So far, all I see are new plants and a lot of bricks on the ground. It is much more of a nuisance now than the construction was in previous years. As someone who has lived in the Denton Community through all these changes and will be going abroad next semester, I say this: Why couldn’t the university have waited to update the area after Oakland Hall’s construction? I will no longer be living on North Campus after this semester, and it’s a shame to say I have witnessed construction throughout my entire time living here. Although these improvements are ultimately geared toward making this area a more appealing place to live, the university should have considered its effect on students in the community who deal with the annoying day-to-day disturbances. Granted, life goes on. I bypass the construction and make it back to my dorm, and I forget the annoyance I just had to endure. There are far more pressing problems on this campus. I get it. It’s just one of those things I’ll always remember, and didn’t have to happen in the first place.
A failure on full display
he excitement of eating all of your meals in one of the campus dining halls usually wears off sometime in between New Student Orientation and the 10th time you eat waffles for dinner. In time, students begin to complain about the dining hall food, the inconvenient hours and the fact that many of us have no other eating options. For students living in dorms without kitchens, purchasing a meal plan of at least $1,887.50 is mandatory. Without any alternatives, students face a forced romance with Dining Services — and the food you see is the food you get. Whether students like it or not, a similarly frustrating maxim appears to apply to the Dining Services’ facilities — the screens you (might) see are the screens you get. This semester, Dining Services has added 22 TVs to digitally display menus in an effort to eliminate the need to print nearly 200 paper menus a day. The digital screens fall in line with Dining Services’ efforts toward sustainability and efficiency. Moving away from paper will help reduce Dining Services’ carbon footprint and the TVs will probably look excellent in brochures and to potential students who pick up their free drink on tours. Sure, the TVs may be a good sustainability initiative, but they haven’t worked as advertised so far. Students and Dining Services staff members alike have complained about malfunctioning screens and their hefty price tag — with software, the screens
cost $4,500 each, making the whole initiative cost roughly $100,000. That $100,000 comes from the mandatory $430.50 facilities fee all students with a campus meal plan have to pay. According to Dining Services, this fee goes toward “long term facility and plant renewal” and “facility, labor and other costs.” Dining Services manages a budget in the range of $50 million, so perhaps the $100,000 did not register in officials’
Technical difficulties have made the TV menus in the dining halls ineffective. At a cost of $100,000, they need to be more useful. minds as a significant (and seemingly wasteful) investment of student funds. For students managing their budgets — not by the millions, but by the dollar — these highly visible reminders of expensive student fees do little to reassure them their fees are going towards useful projects and initiatives. One of the major complaints about Dining Services meal plans is the lack of control associated with having few meal options to choose from and deciding exactly how your money is spent. Even if students have leftover money at the end of the semester, they can’t keep it, and money disappears from accounts if it’s not used by certain deadlines through-
out the semester. All students paying the fee are likely imagining where else that $100,000 could have gone. If they had the choice, it would probably be back into their pockets or spent on more expansive meal options. Dining Services has made substantial progress recently, building 251 North as well as adopting reusable takeout containers in the dining halls. Last spring, students used 26,000 of these containers. While implementing the TV screens exhibits a similar emphasis on sustainability and modernizing the dining experience for students, it misses the key issue of meeting students’ needs. Now that the screens are up, Dining Services should do everything in its power to listen to student feedback and use the screens effectively, according to customer demand. It’s obviously too late to return the screens and the school can’t be reimbursed, but Dining Services should actively seek out input before moving ahead with an initiative. At the very least, they can weigh student opinion into their final decision. Many, if not most, students work diligently to ensure they have the funds necessary to pay their way through college. So when students see ineffective and faulty new screens in the dining halls, they likely wonder to themselves: “Why?” The food still tastes the same, the service is still the same and, more likely than not, all students have to console themselves with are beautiful blank TVs. Hopefully, Dining Services can relieve students of this pessimism by overcoming these initial “technical difficulties” and prove us wrong.
David Oliver is a junior journalism major. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A rapid change in perspective Despite the tragic events of this past week, the art of angering people should be valued
Ezra Fishman One single day can change everything. When I started writing this column last week, I planned to write about making people angry and why it is important. Then Tuesday night, four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya, were killed by protesters over a video whose purpose was just that — to make them angry. Without a doubt, it succeeded. After all this, I still think it’s important to make people angry, but for the right reasons. Making people angry is a natural part of evolution; you can’t make omelets without breaking a few eggs. Over time, the world changes, and people aren’t always ready to change with it. It’s our job, especially at our age, to help these people move with change instead of against it. Making people angry is often the easiest way to get them thinking, and thinking is the only way to learn. However, to paraphrase Dolores Umbridge — High Inquisitor of J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts — anger for anger’s sake must be discouraged. This video was a piece of propaganda, and not meant for any sort of education. It was intended to demonize the Muslim faith and everything it stands for. There was no effort put into scripting, research, accuracy or any amount of neutrality. It was basically a 13-minute pep rally for the anti-Muslim cause. It may be foolishly optimistic, but I expect better from people. I’m not Muslim, and thus I don’t agree with every idea the faith represents. I have real issues with the way some current Islamic regimes and leaders interact with the world. Women are
mistreated, “infidels” are subjugated and violence is taught as a primary solution rather than a failure of humanity at large. I also disagree with the notion that if I were to doodle Muhammad, I would be liable to be killed for breaking a law of a religion I don’t follow. I want the world to know I do not agree with what radical Islam has become, and I want others with the same feeling to be able to express that same sentiment. But I want us to do it because the radicalism is wrong, not simply because we think Islamic values are wrong. I want a world where people can say, “I disagree with your opinion” — even, “I hate your opinions” — and not, “I disagree with your existence” or, “I hate you.” This, then, is where I draw the line between making people angry and making the Muhammad movie. The goal is to show people they’re wrong. If you’re a believer in LGBT rights, be vocal about your pride. If you think that every American should be entitled to a handgun, hand out fliers. If you think the rent is too damn high, make a YouTube video. If you want our government to emulate the government in Star Trek, make a petition. Don’t be afraid to get in people’s faces; they’ll thank you later. Whatever you do, though, don’t fill your life, rhetoric or actions with abject hate and violence. The only things that hate and violence teach are more hate and more violence. If your goal is to make a difference, go out and make one; if your goal is to hurt and destroy, please just go home. A day ago, I thought that being a radical protester could be cool. What a difference a day makes. Ezra Fishman is a junior accounting and finance major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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The man behind the ‘Bear’ A final farewell from a former Diamondback cartoonist
ear Diamondback reader, I am writing this piece to inform you why my comic strip, “Bear on Campus,” will no longer be running in The Diamondback. Please allow me to give you a long history of the comic’s origins before I explain why it came to an end. “Bear on Campus” started because I was bored in my calculus class and I started drawing and copying down funny quotes my classmates, friends and professors said. Besides occasionally doing the Sudoku and pretending to complete the crossword to look smart, the comic strip “Not From Concentrate” was the only reason I picked up the newspaper. After that comic strip ended, the newspaper ran an ad looking for a new artist. As you may know, “Liberty Meadows” by Frank Cho and “The Boondocks” by Aaron McGruder started in the paper; therefore, I didn’t want to let them or anyone down. So I put together five of my best comic strips and pitched them to The Diamondback but was rejected three times from fall 2008 to spring 2009. Because of my disappointment, I pitched my idea to two other student
newspapers: the University of Virginia’s The Cavalier Daily and Syracuse University’s The Daily Orange. I was accepted on my first try, even though I wasn’t a student at either school. If you found my college comic strip funny, it’s actually pretty terrible in comparison to Tam Nguyen’s “The Robot Is Sad” and JT Ingram’s “Titles Are Overrated” (try to search for them, because they’re hilarious). So I thought to myself, “My comic strip is pretty bad, but I’ll improve on it and apply one last time to The Diamondback.” In the fall of 2009, I became an official Diamondback comic strip artist. The job came with its share of troubles; since the strip’s inception, I’ve received many racist and hateful emails from readers. In fact, I got one email from someone who talked about how my comic strip was terrible and demanded, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” In response to the sexist undertone the author exuded ( he assumed I was a woman), I wanted to let that person know I was the only person in the kitchen. From April 30, 2010, to February 2, 2011, “Bear on Campus” was The Diamondback’s only comic strip. Therefore, I knew if I quit, there wouldn’t be any comics for students to read. There were many times
I wanted to quit, but despite negative feedback, I continued because of the encouraging letters from my fans. However, as with all things, the strip must come to an end. For the past three years, I did my best to produce new comic strips and create new characters. I am always happy to hear that people taped my comics on their fridge, shared them with their friends and used them as toilet paper. I do apologize for the reruns the past semester and a half; I was busy with school. I graduated from this university this past summer with my masters’s degree, and I want current students to have the opportunity to be a Diamondback comic strip artist. If you would like to read my old comic strips, please visit bearoncampus.com, or like “Bear on Campus” on Facebook. In the future, I hope to continue the comic strip — or at the very least give it a proper ending. Finally, I would like to thank: Justin, Lauren and Thomas for giving me my first opportunity in The Cavalier Daily, my parents, my friends and my fans. You guys are the best. Until then, go Terps! Tung Pham is a 2012 master’s graduate of this university. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Although both the legend and the newbie dedicated a few moments to slow, meaningful renditions, each spent more time pumping up the sleepy September crowds
Bruce Springsteen signed his fist record deal 40 years ago in 1972, but he continues to sell out concerts. photo courtesy of flickr
Although Bon Iver’s frontman, Justin Vernon, has cut his hair and trimmed his beard since this 2009 photo, he still wows crowds with his talent. photo courtesy of austinchronicle.com
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“We are the E Street Band, and we’re here to bring you the good news. We’re here to bring you the bad news. We’re here to bring you the news that makes you holler.” For the thousands who follow Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band from show to show, their appearances are more than just concerts — they are religious experiences. And Friday, the Boss turned a baseball stadium into a mega-church, preaching to a sold-out crowd like a rock ‘n’ roll Joel Osteen. The Boss’ more than three-and-a-half hour set at Nationals Park in Washington was at turns somber, spiritual and uplifting, as Springsteen paid tribute not only to the working class he has come to symbolize, but to the life of longtime E Street saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died of a stroke just after completing Wrecking Ball, the group’s latest album. Clemons’ nephew Jake — who looks like a punk-rock Richard Ayoade — took over his uncle’s sax duties for the tour, ably fleshing out a fivepiece horn section. Dressed in shades of black and gray and playing on a bare black stage, Springsteen praised Clemons — “the Big Man” — his longtime friend and collaborator. “We’ve all got ghosts,” he said, addressing the crowd over the bittersweet shuffle of “My City of Ruins.” And though the visibly emotional rocker took a few moments to sit, Springsteen didn’t stay in mourning for long, slowly building the ballad into a triumphant gospel call to “rise up.” “Now with these hands I pray, Lord,” he sang. “For the strength, Lord.” From there, the already-massive show rocketed to feverish highs as the band energetically tore into solid new stuff from Wrecking Ball, covers (an endlessly crescendoing version of “Twist and Shout”), and classic anthems (“Born to Run” and a sweat-soaked, crowd-assisted “Dancing in the Dark”). Throughout the night, Springsteen worked the crowd like a boss (sorry), shaking hands, grabbing signs and dancing through the mob with a spontaneous, anything-goes gusto. When a box of pizza wound up onstage, Springsteen took a bite without a moment’s hesitation (“It’s still warm!” he said). He even brought a child up to sing the chorus of “Waitin’ on a Sunny Day” (“I think I just traumatized him for life!”). To call the man enthusiastic would be a colossal understatement. “All I want to know is — can you feel the spirit?” Springsteen cried as he launched into “Spirit in the Night.” Like the best church services, Springsteen’s Washington show was at once political and personal, a reflection on death and a celebration of life, a joyous holler for the good and a sweaty, cathartic release from the bad.
The music of Bon Iver is ready-made for naps and bedtime. So it was easy for my friends to joke that his concert Saturday night would be nothing more than a two-hour dream-fest of soft strumming, singing and swaying. “Try to stay awake,” joked one friend. “Don’t forget your sleeping bag,” mocked another. You can imagine my excitement when about two and a half minutes into the concert, strobe lights were blaring, indie rock hero Justin Vernon was pounding away at his guitar with eight other musicians onstage and Merriweather Post Pavilion was positively shaking. Bon Iver was rocking out, and it was awesome. Vernon clearly understands playing his songs merely as they were recorded just wouldn’t cut it for a crowd of almost 20,000. Instead, the songs were bolstered by eight other band members playing every instrument imaginable — there were strings, horns (the trombonist was a crowd favorite), bells, keyboards and, of course, shape-shifting percussion provided by two dueling drum sets at the back of the stage. Vernon’s first album was famously recorded in a cabin in the woods, with sparse arrangements and a low-fi, homemade feel. The follow-up, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, was more lush, with arrangements that felt like a full band at work, rather than just a solo artist. Even with this larger musical scope, the album’s closing song, “Beth/Rest,” was such a big, over-the-top homage to ‘80s power ballads that it was incredibly divisive among Bon Iver fans. But in concert, nearly every song from both albums (as well as the Blood Bank EP) was blown up to the ambitious scale of “Beth/Rest.” “Creature Fear” was transformed into a massive, jolting anthem complete with an electric guitar jam session at the end. The quiet and brooding “Blood Bank” became a stomping epic with booming drums and loud, powerful singing from Vernon — replacing the calm voice on record. The songs became so big, with soaring horns and guitars, that at times it seemed more like an Arcade Fire concert than a Bon Iver one. When Vernon closed with a jazzy, drawn-out version of “Beth/Rest,” it actually felt anti-climactic after the beefed-up performances of his classics (fortunately, an excellent encore of “The Wolves” and “For Emma” more than made up for this). There were still plenty of the expected moments of quiet, raw beauty placed throughout the 85-minute set. “Re: Stacks” featured a solo Vernon onstage, and the crowd made sure to quiet down so everyone could hear the high-pitched falsetto we all came for. “Skinny Love” was haunting, boosted by a campfire chant from the other eight band members — and the entire audience — of “my, my, my.” And quite a few songs ended with an extended solo for an instrumentalist; the trombone, violin and saxophone were all featured for quiet spotlight performances at different points in the set (the sax was the only one that went on for a bit too long). The spotlights that took hold of the soloists eventually gave way to gorgeous displays of light, masking the stage with shapes and colors in syncopation with the music. Best of all were the flower-shaped, church-like lanterns surrounding the stage, brightening and dimming with the songs’ rising and falling. It was a true experience for the senses — the cool, end-of-summer/beginning-of-fall air, the music filling it, and pretty lights to look at throughout. Vernon barely talked throughout the show, only stopping a few times to mention how thankful he was for everybody’s support (“for reals,” he said with a smile). When he did talk, he was incredibly humble for a Grammy winner who has collaborated with Kanye West . “It’s cool for people to like the songs,” he said, in one of the only moments that felt like he was just playing at a small club rather than the massive Merriweather Post Pavilion. After brief words, he’d go right back into playing and let the music do the talking. And yes, the crowd swayed, hypnotized in a dreamlike state, but not in a bad way. Rather than helping everyone fall asleep like usual, Bon Iver made sure to keep them awake.
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LETOURNEAU From PAGE 8 disconcerting about Hills’ postgame remarks. It was clear he was shouldering the brunt of his team’s misfortunes. He was blaming himself for the Terps’ shortcomings and agonizing over his inability to engineer a third straight game-winning scoring drive. Coach Randy Edsall could tell as much. That’s why he approached the Pittsburgh native after the loss and reminded him it takes more than one player to win a football game — especially when that player spent much of the game on his back. “I love Perry Hills and I just told that to him,” Edsall said. “He is in a tough situation and he is hurting. He was hard on himself today because he didn’t think he played as well as he could have.” That must change if the Terps hope to build upon their surprising 2-1 start this season. Hills needs to keep perspective. He needs to recognize he’s going to experience his share of growing pains this year, and he needs to avoid getting down on himself when they arrive. After all, Hills’ situation isn’t just “tough.” It’s nearly impossible. When Hills chose the Terps over the likes of Kent State and Akron, he figured he’d have time to adjust to the college game. C.J. Brown was the unquestioned starter, and Hills was just hoping to see a few snaps as his backup this year. Of course, that all changed when Brown suffered a season-ending ACL tear in midAugust. Hills, who was more touted as a statechampion wrestler than as a quarterback, was
HUSKIES From PAGE 8 and their former coach — at Byrd Stadium. “I took my eye off the ball,” Dorsey said after the game. “We had the momentum, driving down, executing some things, but it probably went all down with the pass that I missed.” It was a familiar story line for the Terps on Saturday. The team struggled to generate anything offensively against UConn’s third-ranked defense,
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thrust into the spotlight. He was suddenly the team’s top signal caller, a spokesman for a young squad desperate to move past last year’s 2-10 debacle. And by all accounts, he did well. He downplayed his inexperience and led the Terps to the brink of their fi rst 3-0 start since a 2001 ACC Championship run. But on Saturday, the reality of Hills’ unfortunate circumstances began to set in. An untested offensive line was porous, allowing UConn’s vaunted defensive line easy access to Hills. An unheralded wide receiving corps missed several wide-open passes. And starting running back Justus Pickett struggled to do much of anything, forcing Hills to rely on fellow freshman Wes Brown to kickstart the run game. So did Hills have a quality performance Saturday? Obviously not. But he didn’t exactly get much help, either. “We are going to have to take a look at the things we saw today and figure out how we can help him,” Edsall said. “It is something that us as coaches have to do a better job, and everyone on offense has to do a better job.” Hopefully they do. Because Hills is doing the best he can. He’s trying to make the best of a difficult situation, to handle a role he was hardly prepared to assume. Hills’ biggest flaw Saturday had little to do with reading UConn’s deceptive defense. It wasn’t related to effort or will. Heck, it wasn’t even about the two-minute drill. It was him not understanding it’s OK to be imperfect. firstname.lastname@example.org
totaling a season-low 205 yards in the game. Hills completed just 10 of 24 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown while getting sacked six times, and the team’s rushers averaged fewer than 2.5 yards per carry. “They brought the pressure,” said coach Randy Edsall, who coached the Huskies for 12 years before leaving after the 2010 season. “We have to get the ball out of our hands a little bit quicker. We have to sustain blocks a little bit longer. They had a game plan where they wanted to put a lot of pressure
on our young quarterback. We have to do a better job to pick those pressures up.” That pressure — and the Terps’ offensive struggles — were evident on their final drive. After a UConn punt, the Terps had the ball on their own 42-yard line with 3:29 left and a chance to win the game. But they never got anything going. Hills was sacked once for a loss of five yards and rushed for a loss of three yards two snaps later. The Terps gained just 19 yards on nine plays before the drive ended on the Huskies’ 39-yard
fortunate to get out with a win,” Stertzer said. And a come-from-behind win, at that. The Terps had been tested before — UCLA held them to thei r lowest goal output of the season in a 2-2 draw, and UMBC stayed close for three-quarters of their matchup Tuesday — but Friday was the fi rst time they ventured to a hostile environment and were almost pushed to the brink. The Terps, though, relied on the blueprint that’s been
successful so far this season — strong and resilient defense coupled with depth that wears the opposition down — and ended up with a familiar result. “We showed some pretty good composure to fi nd a way to get a goal before the half,” Cirovski said. “In the second half, we came out fi ring on all cylinders. I thought we put them under a lot of pressure. Our depth and our resolve came through.”
up really nice, so it feels good.” T he win over the T igers (5-3-2, 0-2-0 ACC) keeps the Terps (6-2-1, 2-0-0) undefeated in conference play. It’s the fi rst time since 1997 and only the second time in program history that the team has gone 2-0 in its first two ACC contests. The Terps defeated North Carolina, 2-1, on Thursday for their fi rst league victory. “I know in years in the past, we’ve had great non-conference records and then lost in our con-
ference games,” Kaplan said. “Winning your first two, especially one against UNC, it’s just a good confidence booster and confidence goes a long way.” Confidence will be key for the Terps, who have four consecutive conference games upcoming in the next two weeks. So far, though, the team hasn’t been lacking any confidence. The Terps have allowed just two goals so far in ACC play, both off penalty shots. “We deserved it,” Kaplan said. “It’s always great to get the result when you play well. I knew we were capable of it. I think we’re capable of getting
after any team.” That’s exactly what they did against the Tigers. The Terps took 12 shots Sunday and goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands recorded a season-high seven saves. And even though the game brought Morgan to his knees with worry, his players never had a doubt in their minds. “I’m definitely not surprised by this win, because I think we can do this to any team,” Kaplan said. “ACC is always just more exciting because it’s the best conference in the country. The bigger the name, the more exciting it is to play.”
line, never truly challenging UConn’s three-point lead. “The two-minute [drill], I need to improve on a lot,” Hills said. “It was a tough team, tough game, and I just have to learn from it. We left some plays out there that could’ve been game-changers, so we have to keep getting better.” The defense didn’t play up to the standard it had in its previous two games, either. Though they held Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer to just 68 yards through the air, the Terps let UConn rack up 153 yards
on the ground — nearly the amount they allowed in their fi rst two games combined. “A ll three phases of the game feel like they let the team down,” defensive end A.J. Francis said. “We gave up a touchdown on special teams. We gave up two touchdown drives on defense when we had them in third down. Multiple times in each drive we could have got them off the field. Then on offense there were turnovers. Each phase made mistakes.” Those mistakes — coupled with Dorsey’s drop — cost the
Terps a chance to win, and they cost Edsall a chance to come out on top against the program he built for 12 years in Storrs, Conn. It was an emotional defeat for Edsall, a fact that he couldn’t hide at his postgame press conference. “There will always be a sense of pride with what you do [at Connecticut]. I am just proud of what we did there,” Edsall said as tears welled up in his eyes. “But I am proud of these kids at Maryland and how they hung in there today and competed.”
From PAGE 8 awarded one. “I didn’t think the game was ever chippy,” Cirovski said. “I thought the game was played in a good spirit. I thought there were some challenges that were maybe out of fatigue. Because we were playing at such a high tempo, there were challenges on both sides that were maybe just a little bit mistimed.” “We stayed cool and were
TIGERS From PAGE 8
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“I have emotions. I don’t think you are human if you don’t have emotions.”
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Terps win physical road game
NOWHERE TO RUN
Three players score in 3-2 win at N.C. State By Daniel Gallen Senior staff writer N.C. State midfielder Alex Martinez gathered a long cross on the right side of the field, dribbled past Terrapins men’s soccer defender Taylor Kemp and then unleashed a shot off his left foot past a diving Keith Cardona on Friday night. The junior’s goal in the fi fth minute signaled the first time the Terps had trailed since the 68th minute of their Aug. 31 matchup with UCLA. It marked the fi rst goal Cardona had allowed since the 14th minute of that Bruins game — a streak of 281 scoreless minutes for the goalkeeper. And it put the Terps in an early hole before a capacity crowd of 2,342 at Dail Soccer Stadium. But 85 minutes later, after a combined 23 fouls, six yellow cards and two penalty kicks, the No. 3 Terps left the Raleigh, N.C., field with a 3-2 victory over the No. 18 Wolfpack. “It builds a lot of confidence,” coach Sasho Cirovski said shortly after the Terps notched their first come-from-behind victory of the season. “It shows that we have some incredible fiber. That’s very good.” After reserve forward Jake Pace tallied the equalizer late in the first half, the Terps got two second-half goals from forward Schillo Tshuma and midfielder John Stertzer to build a 3-1 lead. Through six games this year, the Terps are averaging 2.33 goals in the second half, more goals than seven of their ACC foes are averaging per game. “It does a lot for our confidence, but we never doubted ourselves when they got that early goal,” Stertzer said. “We’re confident in our abilities and we have guys that come off the bench. I think our depth really helped us again tonight. We just stayed focused, stayed with our game plan and were able to get the win.” The Wolfpack (6-1-0, 0-1-0 ACC) was still arguably the Terps’ (5-0-1, 2-0-0) stiffest test of the young season, though. Martinez, the nation’s leading goal scorer, struck again in the 63rd minute after drawing a foul on forward Patrick Mullins in the box. On the ensuing penalty kick, Cardona went to his right and Martinez went left to cut the Wolfpack’s deficit to 3-2. Martinez’s penalty kick came less than three minutes after Pace was taken down in the box on a corner, drawing a penalty kick that Stertzer converted. It was all part of a physical contest that featured five Terps yellow cards. Through 48 minutes, three of the four starters on the team’s back line had been See WOLFPACK, Page 7
Quarterback Perry Hills couldn’t escape UConn’s defense Saturday. The Huskies sacked Hills six times, and he finished the game just 10-of-24 passing for 109 yards and one touchdown. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
Costly errors doom Terps in emotional loss to Edsall’s former Connecticut team By Josh Vitale Senior staff writer T ra i l i ng by th ree w ith 40 seconds remaining on the game clock, the Terrapins football team was faced with second and 13 from the Connecticut 35-yard line. Quarterback Perry Hills dropped back, looked right, avoided a would-be sack and unleashed a throw toward wide receiver Kevin Dorsey down the sideline. It was a play that could have won the game for the Terps, or at least given them a shot. A catch from the senior wideout would have given them a third
and five on the 27-yard line. They would have been in range to attempt a game-tying field goa l, a nd m ayb e even close enoug h to t r y a nd score t he game-winning touchdown. But Dorsey dropped it. Two plays later, the game was over. Dorsey did catch Hills’ next pass, but it was only good for a 4-yard loss. And when Hills’ 4th-down prayer sailed out of the back of the end zone on the next play, the Huskies took the field in victory formation to salt away their 24-21 win over the Terps — See HUSKIES, Page 7
Even after disappointing loss, Hills must avoid putting too much pressure on himself CONNOR LETOURNEAU Perry Hills could hardly hide his emotions after the Terrapins football team’s 24-21 loss to Connecticut on Saturday. Sitting in a burgundy auditorium chair, the freshman quarterback struggled to hold back tears as he grappled with the first defeat of his college career. He took responsibility for missing big-play opportunities, admitted he needs to improve on the two-minute drill and promised to prepare unlike he’s ever prepared before for next week’s
game at No. 8 West Virginia. “I don’t take any loss good,” said Hills, who had a fumble, an interception and was sacked six times Saturday. “I hate losing. I’m not going to ever accept losing.” Sounds like the kind of statement that would make any coach sm i le, rig ht? A f ter a l l, who wouldn’t want their starting signal caller dedicated to winning? Not so fast. Sure, Hills’ priorities were on point. And sure, the 18-yearold’s commitment to self-improvement was worth applauding. But there was something slightly See LETOURNEAU, Page 7
Terps storm back vs. BC
Scoring outburst leads Terps past Tigers, 4-1
Team defeats Eagles, 7-4
By Erin Egan Senior staff writer
By Nicholas Munson Staff writer Seven national championship trophies sat near the entrance of Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. Red, black, white and gold cups were carefully arranged in the chain link fence behind the cage, spelling out “Excellence, Tradition, Legacy and Success.” Fans, who were dressed in all black for the ACC opener, even held large cardboard signs with her face adorning them. Her 25 years of coaching the Terrapins field hockey team were being celebrated for one game – this was Missy Meharg’s night. “About two hours ago, it was really something that I didn’t want to think about,” the coach said moments after the See EAGLES, Page 3
Midfielder Becky Kaplan scored her team-leading seventh goal in the Terps’ 3-1 victory over Clemson at Ludwig Field yesterday. Forward Hayley Brock scored two goals in the win. charlie deboyace/the diamondback
Jonathan Morgan knelt down on the sideline early in the second half of yesterday’s game against Clemson. He was pensive and quiet, but he wasn’t angry or disappointed. He was nervous. His Terrapins women’s soccer team was hosting the Tigers at Ludwig Field, and he wasn’t quite sure how the Terps would handle the pressure. “I wasn’t afraid,” the first-year coach said, “but I was certainly wondering how we were going to respond.” Morgan’s anxiety stemmed from a 1-0 loss to Fordham last Sunday. His team controlled the game, taking 24 more shots than the Rams, but they couldn’t finish the job. Morgan didn’t want his team to have that same result yesterday.
And they didn’t. The Terps played exactly how their coach wanted them to, demolishing Clemson, 4-1. “Last Sunday we dominated the game, but we didn’t really put out all the effort and find a way to win,” Morgan said. “Today, the kids responded.” Forward Hayley Brock tallied two goals, and forward Danielle Hubka and midfielder Becky Kaplan had one score each. Hubka’s goal came in the 19th minute after forward Ashley Spivey volleyed the ball off her knee and then her foot, sending the ball right to Hubka’s cleat. She one-timed it into the back of the net, recording her first goal of the season. “It felt good to finally put one in there,” Hubka said. “Spivey set me See TIGERS, Page 7