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In recent years, the LGBT Equity Center and departments across the campus have been working to make this university a more welcoming place for transgender students, and while advocates applaud the efforts, some say there is work to be done toward creating an accepting community. “We’re such an underserved community in general,” said Mykell Hatcher-McLarin, senior sociology major and transgender student. “They are putting a good effort forward, but there’s always room for improvement.” Transgender issues are widely misunderstood by the public, and as a result, the transgender community often gets left behind in the broader LGBT rights movement, said Luke Jensen, director of the LGBT Equity Center. “Sexual orientation and gender identity are not the same thing, but in the popular imagination they all get mixed up,” he said. “It’s not about who you’re attracted to, it’s about who you are.” JV Sapinoso, assistant director
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As tobacco companies work to develop products to attract a new generation of consumers, university researchers are trying to better understand how these items can harm public health. The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health are launching a Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science at this university, one of 14 centers of its kind across the nation. The university received about $19 million from the two federal departments to fund the research. Among other research efforts, scientists at the center will compare brain reactions to smoking menthol cigarettes and smoking regular cigarettes, said Pamela Clark, director of the center and a behavioral and community health professor. In 2009, Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gave the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco and banned almost all flavored cigarettes, excluding menthol cigarettes.
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LEE THORNTON, 1942-2013
Remembering ‘Dr. T’ First black female White House reporter, professor dies at 71 By Natalie Tomlin @thedbk Staff writer
alpha omicron pi, the first sorority house built at the university, and Alpha Xi Delta received interior remodeling work this summer.
Two sorority houses get remodeled Univ’s Graham Cracker updated two years ago By Darcy Costello @dctello Staff writer Many students may have only driven by them on Route 1 or perhaps been inside their basements on a Friday night — but to the students
who live in the sorority and fraternity chapter houses, they are home. This summer, both the Alpha Omicron Pi and Alpha Xi Delta sorority houses received interior remodeling work, including new furniture, floors, lighting, painting and walls. As privately owned chapter houses, funds for their renovation come not from the university, but through national chapters, which set aside money for updating the interior of the houses without raising students’ dues. “Our changes have been a long time in the works, so a lot was done this summer, but small changes will still be taking place and continuing on,” said Tricia Almeida, Alpha Omicron Pi president. “We’ve had
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a large role in the process, which is awesome. We’re able to let designers know what we think works best.” The Alpha Omicron Pi house was the first sorority house built at the university and is now considered a historic landmark, Almeida said. For this reason, the sorority is unable to tear it down or make significant changes to its exterior. Instead, it underwent changes by Alpha Omicron Pi Properties Inc., the corporation that owns the house and other chapter houses across the nation, Almeida said. The company did the interior design and the renovations while consulting with the university chapter. See sorority, Page 3
Known as “Dr. T” by many of her colleagues and students, Lee Thornton led the way for women and black journalists. Thornton, a journalism professor, was the fi rst black female White House correspondent and first chair of this university’s Eaton Broadcast Center. She died Sept. 25 at age 71 after battling a brief illness. The award-winning journalist joined the college’s faculty in 1997 after years of working as a CBS News White House correspondent, a CNN senior producer and an NPR host. Teaching was another phase in Thornton’s life, said Cassandra Clayton, a broadcast journalism lecturer. “She had done it all,” Clayton said. “Once you’ve covered the White House and you’ve worked for the network, you’ve reached the pinnacle of your career, and she was interested in academia.” At the jou rna l ism col lege, Clayton said, Thornton strove to
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Journalism professor create an ideal learning environment for students. Along with teaching courses on television news reporting and production and documentary fi lmmaking, Thornton served on several campus committees. She participated in the university’s Research Development Council and was on the advisory board for the American Journalism Review and the board of a university alumni publication, Terp magazine. She also served on a panel that selected Banneker/Key scholarship recipients. “She was a super hard worker,” multimedia journalism lecturer Chris Harvey said. “She was always the one volunteering to do things that she didn’t have to do … like volunteering to help somebody put together their packet to get tenure.” See thornton, Page 3
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Online co-op partnership offers green discounts By Erin Serpico @erin_serpico Staff writer For a college student living on a budget, being a sustainable consumer is not always a top priority. However, a new university partnership with GreenSavings.coop, an online local cooperative busi-
gender From PAGE 1 of the LGBT studies program, has been at this university for 13 years and has identified as transgender for over six years. He said he has seen the university progress over the years with policies such as the preferred name policy, implemented last year, which allows students to use their chosen name rather than their legal name for university matters. Transgender people already h ave a d d it io n a l c o n s i derations a nd decisions to make in going about their daily lives, but it can be even more difficult for students — whether they already identify as transgender or they come to that realization during their time in college. I s s u e s s u c h a s c h o o sing which bathroom to use, finding a dorm to live in and deciding which gender to check off on official paperwork affect some transgender students on a daily basis. “Some of these concerns we can address as an institution,”
ness, aims to help students go green. Through the partnership, which was formed in the spring and officially implemented this semester, all members of the university community will be able to get discounted access to sustainable products and services. Alumni, students and university employees can join GreenSavings for a one-time fee of $30 — compared to a $100 one-time fee followed by $30 annually for the general public — and university departments will receive free membership, said Mike Kennedy, GreenSavings executive director. The one-time fee gives members access to discounts from the co-op’s 38 supplier members, as well as tips on how to live an affordable green life. T he “first of its kind” in the
Jensen said. “At a certain point, it becomes an individual’s responsibility to create a welcoming environment.” The university has tried to alleviate some of these problems by providing more gender-neutral bathrooms and gender-inclusive housing options, Jensen said. And some organizations, such as the University Health Center, are starting to adjust their paperwork to include a gender-neutral option other than male or female. Two years ago, the health center also began offering hormone therapy treatment after receiving multiple requests from students, said Penny Jacobs, family nurse practitioner at the health center. “We felt it was a service we should absolutely be providing,” she said. “It’s important that we are able to take care of our transgender students just as ably as we take care of our other students.” Students who have already started hormone therapy with their personal doctors can continue treatment at the health center, she said, whether they are in the process of transitioning or maintaining their
country, the co-op launched about four years ago and has been slowly growing ever since, expanding its collection of suppliers and increasing its number of individual members, Kennedy said. Students who join the co-op online will receive access to coupons to present to suppliers. “We’re in the process of figuring out which of the goods and services we provide are the most valuable for each of the cohorts [within the university],” Kennedy said. The co-op’s supplier members are divided into four categories: energy, green products and services, transportation and home and building — with several companies making up each category. A discounted electricity program that sells wind-generated
preferred characteristics. Hormone therapy is covered under the university’s health insurance plan but is not usually covered under traditional insurance plans, she said. Hormones are very expensive and dangers arise when people seek cheaper hormones online. “ You don’t k now wh at you’re getting,” Jacobs said. The university can’t control what other insurance policies cover, but Jensen said he hopes to see the university’s coverage expand to include other types of transgender health concerns and treatment options such as gender confirmation surgery. Hatcher-McLarin said he is happy with the university’s efforts but would like to see more outreach and advocacy for transgender awareness, especially in the classroom. He used to feel shy and uncomfortable in class, making it harder for him to learn. “I didn’t want my teacher to say ‘yes ma’am’ or ‘what she said’ and be misgendered in front of my peers,” he said. Te achers shou ld ta ke more ti me to lea rn about
electricity, programs for buying home appliances and sustainable bike shops are examples of GreenSavings suppliers that could prove useful to the university community, Kennedy said. “It’s not just discounted electricity, but it is discounted, 100 percent wind energy,” said Mark Stewart, the university’s sustainability office senior project manager. “That’s a great way that homeowners and renters can reduce their utility payments and go green.” GreenSavings is planning to expand its discount offer to other schools, but this university is the first to take part in the program, Stewart said. The membership would likely appeal to students who live off the
campus and want to save money, said Austin Poist, a senior kinesiology major. Member savings typically range between $10 and $30 a month, Kennedy said, allowing members to quickly earn back their $30 fee in savings. “I’d definitely be interested in looking into it,” Poist said. The co-op is working on growing its list of suppliers, Kennedy said, and it is making a particular effort to target businesses located near the university. The goal is to encourage students, faculty and staff to take green practices wherever they go, Stewart said, and the co-op’s discounts help make sustainable living affordable. email@example.com
mykell hatcher-mclarin says resources for transgender students have improved since he first came to the university. However, he hopes to see more outreach and advocacy for transgender awareness on the campus and in the classroom. james levin/the diamondback these issues and understand proper terminology so they c a n b et ter i ntera ct w it h transgender students in their classrooms, he added. “We haven’t been having a lot of conversations about gender and gender differences,” Hatcher-McLarin said. “People aren’t really talking about it in-depth, and without understanding it, they don’t know how to help.” In the classes he teaches, Sapinoso asks students what their preferred names and pronouns are at the beginning of the semester.
Sapinoso said he understands how frustrating it is when people continually use the wrong pronoun to describe him, even after he’s told them what he prefers. The LGBT Equity Center is working on changing that conversation through the Rainbow Terrapin Network, a program that offers training sessions for faculty, staff and students on how to be allies of the LGBT community. Last semester, the network began offering Trans* Advocacy Training, which covers the basics of transgender issues
and transgender inclusion on the campus, Jensen said. The university has already come a long way, but there is still more work to be done, Jensen said. With all the resources available to transgender students and the developing education programs, he hopes the university community will continue to grow into a more inclusive environment for all students. “ We j u s t n e e d to g i v e people space to be who they are,” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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lege’s strategic plan, and the college earned recognition as a Carnegie-Knight News21 From PAGE 1 journalism school — one of 12 After journalism Dean Tom in the nation. At the same time, Kunkel left the college in 2008, the college was undergoing an Thornton was asked to serve accreditation review. “I know there were many, as interim dean. In her new role that year, she spurred many long nights — many the development of the col- sleepless nights — lots of hours
put into that, and she pulled it off,” Clayton said. “I’m sure she was quite, quite proud of that.” Rusty Ray, a 2002 alumnus and morning anchor for WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C., said he will never forget the woman who first let him anchor a news show. “She will forever be a big name in the history of broad-
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moved into a chapter house owned by its corporation board when it returned to the university in fall 2012. The Knox family — whose daughters helped found Alpha Xi Delta’s Beta Eta chapter at this university in 1934 — previously owned the house, said Chrissy Barrett, chapter president. Although the house’s renovations have been 10 years coming, construction began during the spring semester, and the chapter worked closely with the sorority’s corporate board during the process, Barrett said. In contrast, the university-owned chapter houses that make up Fraternity Row and the Graham Cracker underwent university-funded improvements over a span of many years beginning in the early ’90s and ending about two years ago, said Bob Nichols, associate director of the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The distinction between university-owned and privately owned chapter houses inhibits the university’s ability to oversee all fraternities and sororities or fund their renovations equally. Privately owned houses must instead turn to
Alpha Omicron Pi president for assistance.” Aside from differences in funding and upkeep, Barrett said, living in a privately owned chapter house and a university-owned one are similar experiences. Although her sorority’s house is not owned by the university, Barrett said, “We still abide by university policies and therefore are still required to have house directors and maintain the … alcohol- and drug-free environment.” At the end of the day, Biffl said, the decision to live in a chapter house shouldn’t be based on whether the university owns it — it should be about your fellow fraternity or sorority members. “It’s a matter of perception. Each option has nice aspects,” Biffl said. “It’s not about the real estate, really. It’s about fitting in where you are and finding your friends. It takes a huge campus and makes it a lot smaller when you find your group — it makes it home.”
national chapters for assistance, funding requirements or help with upkeep. “As a department, we’ll offer advice to the sororities or fraternities if they come to us,” Nichols said. “We can give them help with designs or other support collegiately, but they are completely owned by their chapter.” “We are managed by the national chapter, so everything that happens goes through them,” Almeida said. “We don’t ever go to the university for that type of thing.” Some of the privately owned houses have approached the university for assistance in the past, said Heidi Biffl, housing coordinator for the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life. “The university never made direct attempts to acquire the private houses, and, for one reason or another, never stepped in as owners, so the national organizations did,” said Biffl, who also serves on a house corporation board at the university. “Now, these Greek chapters have very strong ties with national [organizations] and look to them email@example.com
casting in the country,” Ray said. “When she brought that credibility to College Park all those years ago, it meant a lot to the university, it meant a lot to the development of the college of journalism, and her leadership and the influence she had on students on a personal level will forever be a part
tobacco From PAGE 1 The concern with flavored cigarettes and tobacco products, Clark said, was that children might find them appealing. Adults, she said, are often more interested in just the tobacco flavor. Through her research, Clark found young adults who start smoking tend to choose menthol cigarettes. Sophomore Dane Epstein, who started smoking when he was 14, said he enjoys casual hookah smoking for the taste and social aspects. When he first started smoking, he did tricks but never fully inhaled. “Once, I did inhale, though, and I got a head rush and liked that feeling,” said Epstein, a criminology and criminal justice and government and politics major. “Now it’s a habit.” About 19 percent of adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC also reported cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the country. Though he’s tried to quit a few times, sophomore computer engineering major Peter Arsenyev said he finds it difficult to break the habit. “It’s just a crutch I go back to,” Arsenyev said. “It’s a way I procrastinate — if I don’t feel like studying, I’ll go for a smoke break.”
of the legacy of students who had her and for the students currently in the college.” Though she’s largely known for her accomplishments as a journalist, scholar and professor, Thornton also had hidden talents in cooking, decorating, style and humor, her colleagues and friends said.
“[She was] a full person who led a full, rich life, and someone who really enjoyed things — the finer things in life, and wanted her friends to enjoy the finer things too,” said Olive Reid, journalism associate dean.
Shoshana Gruber, a senior community health major, sta rted worki ng over the summer in the Center for Health Behavior Research lab, an existing lab where the new center will be incorporated. As an aspiring nurse, she said her experience at the lab could give her insight into smokers’ minds. “I think that if more research were done, we can hopefully stop people from smoking altogether because it really does cause so many horrible health problems,” Gruber said. “Now I’m a lot more informed, so I can really understand why people use [tobacco] and what exactly they are using.” The center, which includes a training component, is looking to recruit postdoctoral and graduate students to work there starting in its second year, Clark said. Researchers also hope to gain better insight into how tobacco companies market their products, Clark said. As university policies continue to cut back on the number of places where people can light up — smokers are currently limited to four designated areas on the campus — Clark said companies are marketing tobacco products for people to use anywhere. Dipping tobacco, a packet of smokeless tobacco people put in their mouths, is one such product. Though the 2009 FDA act placed restrictions and regulations on tobacco product mar-
keting and advertising, some companies are still catching the attention of potential smokers, said public health school dean Jane Clark. “Who knows what creative ways they might be trying to package nicotine, package cigarettes?” Clark said. Some smoking ads have caught the attention of junior geology major Shelley Porter, who started smoking at 13. “I like that the ads show a sense of community around s m o k i n g ,” P o r t e r s a i d . “Smoking is how I made most of my friends — it’s pathetic but true.” However, the ads are hardly the reason Alec Jaensch said he keeps buying cigarettes. The freshman enrolled in letters and sciences said he started smoking because his friends did, even though he knew it was bad for his health. “Smoking is a decision you have to make for yourself, completely without help from ads,” Jaensch said. “The fact that they make smoking seem like it’s cool bothers me. They glamorize something that’s really not too good — it’s not right.” And despite seeing required disclaimers placed on ads and cigarette packs, Jaensch said he’s not turned off by the warnings. “It makes you think, but in the end, you’re going to do what you’re going to do,” he said.
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University stays ahead of the curve on health care
n the face of government shutdown and congressional gridlock that reached a new low yesterday, it’s comforting to know this university once again emerged ahead of the curve. As the bulk of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect, institutions and businesses have scrambled to adjust coverage policies, cut hours and lay off employees. At this university, however, nationwide administrative and corporate apprehension over the legislation popularly known as Obamacare appears to be almost a nonissue — and that’s a good thing. The school has long been in compliance with a mandate scheduled to take effect in 2015 forcing employers with more than 50 full-time workers to offer insurance. Cur-
rently, faculty and staff who work 20 or more hours a week — 10 hours less than the federal definition of a full-time worker — qualify for university-provided insurance. Though nearly 200 colleges have cut adjunct faculty hours to circumvent the mandate’s stipulations, 12,000 of this university’s nearly 14,000 employees are — and will remain — eligible for coverage, according to administrators. Moreover, since 2009, the university has required students to provide proof of insurance by an independent supplier or purchase coverage through the university’s plan, guaranteeing students won’t need to scramble to avoid incurring fines for remaining uninsured under the health care plan. While controversy continues to
swirl over Obamacare’s implementation, this university — less than 10 miles away from the thick of the political hurricane — seems to be in the calm eye of the storm.
The university has shown great foresight and initiative by implementing the new health care law ahead of schedule. Once again, the school has shown remarkable foresight and progressivism in establishing a comprehensive health care plan that goes above and beyond the new federal standards. By building policy with
the future in mind, the university’s administrators have exempted faculty, staff and students from the challenges now faced by members of other institutions. The university has displayed a willingness to address issues affecting its employees in the past, whether through working to rectify gaps in its treatment of non-tenuretrack faculty versus their tenured counterparts or beginning to move forward in addressing workers’ rights issues. Now, relatively unaffected by the massive overhauls to the nation’s health care system, the university community can even better witness the fruits of such an administrative attitude. And where the university is perhaps most affected — its hourly employees, such as those in Dining
An ode to coffee
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Why can’t we study? KEVIN HOGAN We’re all familiar with the quintessential scene of a teenager lamenting the hardships of adolescence and an older relative retorting that in his day, he walked to school in the snow uphill both ways. Still a representative of the youthful generation, I tend to sympathize with the teen’s perspective. While life’s challenges have certainly evolved over the decades, life seems just about as tough as it ever was. Also, the notion that today’s young’uns receive an undeserved easy ride might simply arise from perspectives changing with age. Nevertheless, research published in The Review of Economics and Statistics might give some weight to your grandpa’s argument. The 2011 paper by Philip Babcock of University of California, Santa Barbara and Mindy Marks of University of California, Riverside documents a half-century history of the amount of time full-time college students spend studying for classes. The study found a steady decline over time: An average student in 1961 dedicated 40 hours per week to classwork, while students in 2004 spent only 27 hours per week hitting the books. The decline is present across all conceivable demographics, in-
cluding students working through college and students attending elite universities. Ironically, this trend coincides with grade inflation, a perpetual rise in student GPAs at all levels of academics. My natural reaction is to get a little defensive about this result. Could the college students of the ’60s, known for spreading the love and smoking dope, really have been more studious than we are today? It’s hard to imagine when we juxtapose this with our culture of resumes, career fairs and recession-proof pragmatism. Then again, the 21st century has provided us with plenty of excuses for study breaks that we didn’t have in the past. Rather than name-drop the typical social media platforms, I’ll use as an example one of my roommates, who prefaced the Breaking Bad finale on Sunday with an all-day marathon of Bar Rescue. Perhaps we’re slowly becoming enslaved by the world of entertainment, and our favorite shows are beginning to take precedence over our schoolwork. The simple conclusion from the evidence is we’re nothing more than a bunch of lazy screen-watchers who don’t deserve all our advantages. Fortunately, there are two more optimistic explanations for the statistics I’ve presented. The first is that technology has allowed students to be more efficient as they review material and complete assignments. A Google search is much quicker than a trip to the library, and completing a 10-page research paper
Services — officials have pledged to avoid the sort of action other institutions have taken. University President Wallace Loh told The Diamondback cutting work hours isn’t on the table, and the university won’t shy away from insuring more employees. This apparent commitment to all members of the university community has played a large role in Loh’s high approval ratings throughout his tenure, and it will continue to be a factor as even more policy changes take effect under the Affordable Care Act. This state is one of Obamacare’s most passionate supporters. And with its flagship university poised to incur the plan’s benefits while seemingly avoiding any fallout, we have reason to be, too.
in one night is now possible with Microsoft Word. These time-saving advances could add up to the observed discrepancy in study time. The second is that education has improved over the years. Students could be studying less because they are learning more in class and don’t need to spend as much additional time mastering the material. Whether we’re truly good at school or just slackers, the onus is on our teachers to adapt to changing times and push us to our limits. In the context of college, this might mean modifying degree requirements or increasing course work to reproduce the 40-hour study week of the mid-20th century. I’d have no problem with that — as long as nothing changes before I graduate in May. Kevin Hogan is a senior computer engineering major. He can be reached at email@example.com.
There is one thing — and only one thing — that gets me through the average day during the semester. I wish I could say it’s something heartwarming or romantic, like love or friends or passion. But it’s not. I get through my days solely by the warm embrace of my everlasting friend: Coffee. When I was younger and my mom wouldn’t let me drink coffee (probably because I was about 4 years old), I treasured the days she would leave me at my grandmother’s house. Most kids liked going to their grandmas’ because they would give their grandchildren presents or bake them sweets. While all those things were definitely perks, I just lived for the moments when grandma would dip a butter knife into her mug and let me experience the delicious taste of her coffee. (To this day, it’s probably the reason I drink my coffee precisely as she does — with a drop of milk and two artificial sugar packets.) These first interactions, few and far between when I was a little girl, marked the beginning of my love affair with coffee. By the time I got to high school, I began to rely on the caffeine that coffee was so kind to provide me with. With sports commitments and an insane number of AP classes, waking up so early in the morning was a struggle. Staying up late into the night to complete all my homework, I needed to restore my energy, which was constantly waning. Enter my addiction to the phenomenal substance that has yet to let me down. But our relationship truly began
to flourish when I entered college. The stress of a new atmosphere combined with hanging out with new friends and attempting to do schoolwork quickly persuaded me to turn to my trusty old companion for comfort and the strength to attempt to juggle everything. Coffee helped me stay awake for exams, for late-night bonding with people who are now like family to me, for writing and working out my own inner struggles. Now I’m a senior. My schedule is still as busy as ever, and I lean on coffee multiple times a day just to get by. But there’s good news. It turns out that it’s not so bad sharing coffee with others. It’s how I made some of my closest friends. Coffee is a little promiscuous; in fact, it gives itself to just about anyone. And luckily, my roommates and I have come to terms with that. We even revel in sharing coffee with one other. We have made it a bonding activity to drink our huge mugs made from our stately Keurig coffee machine. We know that coffee loves us all equally, and have decided our friendships are more important than fighting over coffee. There’s plenty to go around. The beauty and calm you can feel after having a cup of coffee on a rough day is truly unparalleled. It instills you with a sense of happiness and fulfillment, even if just for a little while until you can find more substantial solutions to the problems you are experiencing. And besides, drinking five cups of coffee a day improves your memory. That way, you will be able to remember all the hours you spent going crazy and doing homework, along with your fellow addicts. At least we’re all in the same boat. Maria Romas is a senior English m a j o r. S h e c a n b e re a c h e d a t firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Be an active community member — register to vote
omplaining is fun. And we can complain all we want about lacking a grocery store we can walk to, having too few quality restaurants or bars or how unsafe it feels to walk home at night. But it doesn’t make a difference unless we act. All of these issues and many others are decided by the City Council. To change the status quo, students and long-term residents have to vote. To vote, you have to be registered in College Park. My name is Matthew Popkin, and I am running for City Council because we can do better. We need to improve safety, revitalize downtown College
Park and strengthen community relations. Our college town can and should be one of the most desirable college towns in the country. If you’re a student, join me in this effort by registering to vote in College Park and voting in November. If you’re a resident, join me in voting and make your voice heard, too. We can all come together for this election and, more importantly, we can all come together as a community. College Park is one of the only places I have ever considered home, like many students and long-term residents. I have seen the promise
of the kind of college town it can become, but I have also seen our town’s shortcomings. As I enter my fifth year living and studying in College Park, I have had the opportunity to work with many members of our community. While many have told me they love College Park, they and others have also expressed their dissatisfaction with the lack of amenities, development, safety and quality of life in the city. While it’s great to be involved on the campus, students need to be involved in the community to make College Park the kind of college town we deserve. Residents need to reach
out to their friends and neighbors and talk with them about this election. In 2011, a College Park City Council race was decided by a mere two-vote margin. Voting in any election is important, but in smaller elections, it makes an even greater difference. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8. Fortunately, registering to vote has never been easier as all students can register online using their local address. All you have to do is go to sga .umd .edu /umdvotes or visit popkinforcitycouncil.com and click “Register to Vote,” then select “online registration for students.” We have a responsibility to shape
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Breaking Bad just ended, much to our dismay, but there’s already a spin-off in the works. In the show’s honor, we break down famous finales and pitch our best spin-off ideas. photo courtesy of filmonic.com
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By Robert Gifford @rcgiff Senior staff writer Most TV shows never get a proper finale. They die unmourned deaths, axed by an executive or, at best, burned off in some second-rate time slot. But for those shows that do make it to the end, the last episode becomes an event — one of those few cultural experiences we still experience collectively, hype up for weeks beforehand and analyze around office watercoolers and dorm room sofas for months to come. It’s a blessing and a curse, ensuring that everyone who cares at all about being a part of the cultural conversation will be eagerly awaiting the end but just as surely guaranteeing that fan expectations will not necessarily fall in line with what creators intend. Here’s how four of the best and biggest shows of the past decade handled their different series finales.
Climax: Lost, “The End” Sometimes, you go all in, then bet the deed to your house and your car title for good measure. That’s what Lost showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse did for their show’s final episode, filling the nearly two-hour finale with explosions, climactic confrontations, sweepingly sentimental strings and overt religious symbolism. Ambitious finales that try to top everything the show has done before — Lost’s finale, for instance, plays a lot like a $50 million Hollywood movie version of the show — tend to bring in the big numbers (13.5 million people watched Lost’s final episode) while also being strongly divisive. Ask two fans what they thought of “The End,” and you’ll probably get five opinions. But perhaps that’s the right way to send off a show such as Lost, which
always valued ambition over execution. From the very first episode, it seemed obvious that it was the kind of show to build and build — sometimes brilliantly, often clumsily — to a final series of revelations that would tie together the show’s many mysteries and propel its characters toward a final conflict. “The End” did that, sort of; it answered some questions while opening up a few more and built to a climax that was thrilling, moving and a bit hollow.
Anticlimax: The Sopranos, “Made in America” Showrunner David Chase was never the type to cater to fans. The Sopranos occasionally played like a brilliantly sick joke, teasing fans with the prospect of a redemption arc for Tony that never quite materialized. By the final season, it was clear Tony was beyond help, but many of the show’s fans still expected a grand finale filled with the spectacle of mob violence, playing off the tensions that had been simmering between New York and New Jersey for several seasons. There was a bit of that — at least one high-profile whacking occurred before that infamous cut to black — but, in the end, everyone sits down and decides they would rather keep making money than start killing each other. And that’s how the show had always worked. Characters would edge toward conflict then suddenly back away, always slumping back into the ennui of the status quo. The final scene of “Made in America,” which left Tony’s fate famously ambiguous, understandably frustrated many fans, but Chase spent six seasons proving how little he cared about that. His final joke was to convince us the finale could ever be anything different.
Denouement: Breaking Bad, “Felina” Breaking Bad’s climax came a few episodes prior to “Felina,” during a
desert shootout that left a major character dead and Walter White’s life in shambles, so the finale was more about closure than climax. This left the fans who went in expecting a bloodbath a bit cold, but it also provided a satisfying conclusion to the story of Walter White, tying up almost every loose end while giving one of the greatest characters in TV history a fitting send-off. It likely won’t go down in history the way “The End” and “Made in America” did, but maybe that’s for the best.
Accidental: Deadwood, “Tell Him Something Pretty” Sometimes you don’t get to plan your ending. That was the case for David Milch’s Western, Deadwood, the most underappreciated of the new millennium’s great dramas, which was canceled by HBO after its third season. A story of the outlaws and oddballs who populate a Black Hills Gold Rush-era town featuring perhaps the best cast of any prestige drama and a writing style halfway between Shakespeare and David Mamet, it was a shame the show didn’t go out on its own terms. Yet “Tell Him Something Pretty” still works as an inadvertent finale. A bloody, ugly but strangely warm origin story for American society, the hour-long finale ends with the town holding its first election after officially entering the United States. Then, in a moment that perfectly summarizes the worldview of the series, the camera lingers on Ian McShane’s antihero protagonist Al Swearengen wiping up a pool of blood on the floorboards, cleaning up the evidence of the town’s violent history as it prepares to enter America. Sometimes you don’t plan the perfect ending; sometimes it’s forced upon you. firstname.lastname@example.org
By Eric Bricker @EricCBricker Senior staff writer The spin-off is a tricky beast, one of the most beloved and hated TV institutions — after all, for every Frasier, there are at least two Joeys. With AMC’s recent announcement of spin-offs for both The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, we sat down and banged out some potential spin-offs for some of our other favorite prestige dramas. Here are our best pitches (minor spoilers ahead):
The Source: Mad Men The Spin: The Pryce You Pay The Pitch: Following the gruesome season five death of beloved money man Lane Pryce (Jared Harris), we follow his wacky misadventures in the afterlife as he tries and fails to get a handle on heaven’s reckless spending. Maybe Bert Cooper comes along for the ride? Assuming Lane can start the car, of course. Sundays on AMC.
The Source: House of Cards The Spin: Sluggin’ It Out The Pitch: We follow the dayto-day of Slugline, Washington’s hottest new political news blog, as it tries to make a name for itself in the thrilling, second-by-second world of online content aggregation. Will Slugline become the next Politico, or will it turn to easy clickbait like the long lists of mediocre TV spin-offs? Streaming on Netflix.
The Source: Homeland The Spin: Better Call Saul The Pitch: Worn out after his long career with the CIA,
Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) retires to a cabin in Connecticut, where he spends his days growing out his beard and hosting a terrorismthemed podcast for Nerdist. Patti LuPone co-stars as the straight-talking owner of a local truck stop. Coming to Showtime in 2016.
The Source: Lost The Spin: …And Pound The Pitch: Though ABC’s Lost was a pioneer in serialized mystery storytelling, it could get frustrating being stuck with its cast of blandly attractive, deeply troubled castaways. So why don’t we nix the humans? We follow the island days of Walt’s dog Vincent as he falls in with a tough gang of rabid polar bears. Featuring the voice of Patton Oswalt as Vincent. Saturday mornings on ABC.
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Berman, Knudsen fill key roles for Terps as freshmen Continuity helps defense slow down ACC’s top teams By Phillip Suitts @PhillipSuitts Staff writer
JOHNNY HOLLIDAY (center-left) poses with athletic director Kevin Anderson (left), men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon (center-right) and football coach Randy Edsall (right) after a news conference celebrating his 35 years calling Terps games. photo courtesy of greg fiume/maryland athletics
holliday From PAGE 8 his 10 grandchildren occupied the first row of seats. “It’s the greatest job in the world to work with coaches like Coach Turgeon, Coach Edsall, [an] athletic director like Kevin and people that have been associated with them — the players, the administrations,” said Holliday, who became mistyeyed listening to Anderson, Turgeon and Edsall. “It’s a dream come true that most people would love, love to have. I’ve been fortunate enough to do it for all these years and hopefully a couple more before we call it quits.” Holliday started calling Terps games in 1979, and he still recalls a Jerry Claibornecoached win over Villanova as his first football broadcast and men’s basketball, then coached by Lefty Driesell, beating Maryland-Eastern Shore in his first broadcast for that team. The Miami native worked in Cleveland, where he was a prominent disc jockey; New York City and San Francisco, where he hosted a San Francisco Giants pregame show, before making his way to the
Washington area. Soon, he found his niche with the Terps. Over time, he compiled an encyclopedic knowledge of the program, something that Turgeon and Edsall — each of whom replaced alumni and mainstays in Gary Williams and Ralph Friedgen, respectively — turned to multiple times when they took over in 2011. “Johnny was our guy for basketball,” Turgeon said yesterday. “I could look on the wall and see all these names, but I really didn’t know the people personally, and he could really tell the stories. We just went through a renovation when we got here and redid our offices. Johnny was a big part of doing that so we could honor the right players, so his knowledge was huge for us.” Among the more than 1,250 football and basketball games Holliday has called for the Terps are 12 bowl games, 10 Sweet 16s, two Final Fours and the 2002 men’s basketball national championship. And while each team has had uneven performances over the past decade, Holliday has been a steady presence over the radio. “When you think of Maryland football, the one guy
that’s really synonymous with what it’s all about is Johnny,” Edsall said. “He’s seen all the great players; he’s been around all the great coaches; he’s seen all the great memories that are here, and to have that wealth of knowledge sitting next to you and be able to talk to and pick his brain is something that’s made me a better person.” Holliday said he doesn’t have plans to retire yet and that his tenure pales in comparison to the likes o f V i n Sc u l ly, wh o h a s called games for the Los Angeles Dodgers over the past 64 consecutive years. Still, in an industry in which names and faces can change quickly, Holliday has been a constant for the Terps, and he realizes how fortunate he is. “For a guy that went to North Miami High School and never got a college degree, I feel as fortunate and as lucky as anybody to be able to be doing what I’m doing and to be able to still do it,” Holliday said. “One of these days, it’s going to come time to walk away and say that’s it. And I’ll be the first guy to know that.” firstname.lastname@example.org
With a talented attacking tandem, like the Terrapins women’s soccer team has with forward Hayley Brock and attacking midfielder Ashley Spivey, other players are often overlooked. But coach Jonathan Morgan, searching for an additional attacking option, has been able to rely on midfielder Lauren Berman for quality minutes. The freshman is third on the team in goals (two) and points (eight) and tied for second in assists (four) and shots (21). “She’s been pivotal for our team,” Morgan said. “She has a dimension where she can dribble, and she’s got a good vision to find the final pass.” Berman, the No. 21 recruit in ESPN’s top 150, has produced against ACC schools. She assisted on the Terps goal in a 1-0 win over then-No. 3 Wake Forest on Sept. 22 and nearly scored in a 5-0 loss to then-No. 5 Notre Dame on Thursday, hitting the crossbar on a shot from 23 yards out. “We are happy to have her,” Spivey said. “Excited that she’s performing as well as she can, and that she’s making an impact in the starting lineup.” Berman isn’t the only freshman with a vital role. Defensive midfielder Maren Knudsen made her Terps debut with a start in the victory over the Demon Deacons, playing 37 minutes. The Norwegian has been dealing with bunions on her heel since the spring, limiting her time on the field. In the 1-0 loss to No. 1 Virginia on Sunday Knudsen played 13 minutes. “She’s really a tease right now because she can’t play a lot of minutes,” Morgan said. “When she’s on the field, you can instantly see the difference.”
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Midfielder Lauren Berman ranks third on the Terps with two goals and eight points and second on the team with four assists and 21 shots as a freshman. file photo/the diamondback season, the Terps mixed and matched their defensive lineups. Three thenfreshmen — defenders Erika Nelson and Shannon Collins and goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands — each played 19 games or more on the backline last season while t h e n - s o p h o m o re S h a d e Pratt was thrust into the starting lineup. The Terps have found defensive continuity this season. Gibbons, Collins, Pratt and Beanlands have started every match, and Nelson has started nine, missing the other two because of injury. That combination has worked as the Terps have limited two of their past three opponents — all of which are ranked in the top 15 — to one goal or fewer. “Last year everyone was pretty much on a huge steep learning curve in the backline, so we really had to band together and do the best we could,” Beanlands said. “This year we are kind of starting a few steps ahead than we were last year. We
still have a lot of work to do, a lot of growing to do, but we are already more cohesive as a unit, and it’s already working better.”
DROP IN RANKINGS The Terps fell out of the top 25 when the weekly National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Division I rankings were released Tuesday. The then-No.21 Terps lost to two top-five opponents, including a 5-0 blowout to Notre Dame last week. O n S u n d ay, t h e Te r ps play at No. 6 North Carolina in what will be their third matchup against a top-10 team in four games. The Terps also dropped to No. 20 in the RPI rankings Monday after checking in at No. 14 last week. They are the eighth-highest ACC school. N.C. State, the Terps’ opponent Thursday, is No. 5 and North Carolina is No. 4. email@example.com
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atmosphere From PAGE 8 De’Onte Arnett said. “I am not going to lie, that’s one of the first times that has ever happened to me. I just take it with a grain of salt because, like Coach says, you’re never as good as you think you are and you’re never as bad as you think you are. The same goes for how other people view you as well. So when people tell me good game, I thank them, but I know what I got to work on and continue on.” Arnett knows it hasn’t always been easy to get the fan base behind the Terps, either. He said he knows the home crowd is usually a “little tough,” but he appreciates the support. Coach Randy Edsall noticed a distinct difference in the atmosphere surrounding the Terps, too. He was out recruiting over the weekend — he was reportedly at Friday’s Good CounselDeMatha matchup — and he feels the Terps are getting more attention. “There was a better reception to us being out there
“IT’S DEFINITELY THE CONFIDENCE OF EVERYONE IN THE LOCKER ROOM. I GUESS EVERYONE HAS A LITTLE BIT MORE SWAG. THEY FEEL CONFIDENT BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING OUT AND EXECUTING AND DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, AND EVERYONE’S GETTING RECOGNIZED.” C.J. BROWN
Terrapins football quarterback and people taking notice, and then I also think it even ramped up a little bit after West Virginia beat Oklahoma State this past weekend,” Edsall said. “But people see what we’ve done so far this year, and now what we’ve got to do is we just got to continue to play well and continue to get better each and every day, and if we do that, then more people will take notice.” The optimistic feelings have also transferred to the team. Many players say that while Saturday’s matchup is “just another game,” there’s a sense of conviction among the Terps that hasn’t been there before, and it’s showing on the field with the team’s early-season results. “It’s definitely the confidence of everyone in the locker room,” quarterback C.J. Brown said. “I guess ev-
eryone has a little bit more swag. They feel confident because they’re going out and executing and doing what they need to do, and everyone’s getting recognized.” Despite the national recognition and success, the Terps are still only onethird through the season. There’s still plenty of time for things to change, even if the campus and surrounding area is behind the team. “We’re making progress,” Edsall said. “[But] we’re nowhere near where we need to be or where I want to be. I think that’s the one thing everyone’s just got to understand — that the season isn’t over after four weeks. We’ve got so much more that we need to accomplish and that we want to accomplish.” firstname.lastname@example.org
DEFENDER DAKOTA EDWARDS (left) was part of a stout defensive effort that held onto a 2-1 lead against Tulsa. rebecca rainey/for the diamondback
HURRICANE From PAGE 8 Mullins, but Tulsa goalkeeper Jake McGuire was there to prevent any damage. The Terps broke through in the 24th minute, though. Defender Mikey Ambrose threaded a long through ball down the left sideline to a streaking Mullins, who took one long touch and crossed low to the middle of the penalty box. The ball deflected off a Tulsa defender past McGuire, and the Terps took a 1-0 lead. Midfielder Dan Metzger had a one-time opportunity from 25 yards in the 33rd minute off a smooth feed from midfielder Mikias Eticha, but again the long-range effort went just high. The Terps almost surrendered their lead with about seven minutes remaining
in the half. Forward Bryce Follensbee slipped through the Terps backline and raced toward goal in a one-on-one opportunity. Steffen charged and made a sliding save to preserve the Terps one-goal advantage. “They got through on us, and he makes a huge save,” Cirovski said. “He’s getting better and better. I just feel bad for the team that we didn’t get a shutout tonight, because he is certainly starting to feel it.” Forward Jake Pace had a breakaway with less than a minute remaining in the half and attempted to sneak a shot by McGuire with the outside of his foot, but it went wide and the Terps took a 1-0 lead to halftime. “It was unfortunate that we weren’t up by a few more because we left a lot, a lot — that’s multiple — chances on the table again,” Cirovski said. “That part has me
feeling a little hollow.” In the 54th minute, though, Mullins slotted his third penalty kick goal and fifth goal of the season to give the Terps a 2-0 lead. The forward now has 33 career goals, putting him in seventh on the program’s all-time list. Mullins said his mindset on penalty kicks is to “put it in the net. Hit it well. Strike it hard. Make the goalie make a save.” Cirovski noted it wasn’t the cleanest performance, but his team locked down on defense during the game’s final minutes, despite the Golden Hurricane moving four and even five players on the attack, playing direct and fighting for secondchance balls. “It was grind-it-out gutty effort,” Cirovski said. “That’s all that was at the end.” email@example.com
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MEN’S SOCCER | No. 8 TERPS 2, No. 23 GOLDEN HURRICANE 1
Holliday honored for 35 years of Terps radio Anderson, Edsall, Turgeon speak on ‘The Voice of The Terrapins’ at news conference By Daniel Gallen @danieljtgallen Senior staff writer Growing up in the Bay Area in California, Kevin Anderson sometimes had a far less glamorous job than he does now as this university’s athletic director. When he was about 5 years old, Anderson was in charge of manning the rabbit ears on the television at his grandmother’s house to snare the ever-elusive fourth channel out of the airwaves. And when Anderson did manage to beam it into the TV from his position behind the set, there was usually a now-familiar face — or voice — appearing on screen: Johnny Holliday.
GOALKEEPER ZACK STEFFEN (99) made four saves and allowed one goal in the Terps’ 2-1 win over Tulsa last night.
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Trailing 2-0 in the 64th minute, Tulsa put the Terrapins men’s soccer team in an all-too-familiar situation last night. The Golden Hurricane earned a set piece two yards outside the left side of the 18-yard box. Defender Tony Rocha struck a low, curling shot through the box. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen was screened and never saw it, as the ball trickled into the side netting to cut the Terps’ lead to 2-1. Three weeks earlier, the Terps allowed Virginia Commonwealth to overcome a two-goal deficit, as the Rams scored three times in the final 13 minutes to escape Ludwig Field with a stunning victory. But last night, the No. 8 Terps held strong, thwarting a flurry of dangerous crosses and long through balls from the No. 23 Golden Hurricane over the final 26 minutes to escape with a 2-1 victory — the team’s second straight win and first nonconference win of the season. For the first time this season, the Terps protected a one-goal lead down the stretch.
“[That goal] was a momentum shift, and after that we were scrambling a little bit,” coach Sasho Cirovski said. “It was good that we found a way to grind out a win. We haven’t done that all year, being in that kind of situation with a one-goal lead and trying to find a way to keep it. It wasn’t pretty at times, but we made enough plays to win the game against a good team.” Both teams struggled with turnovers early in the match and failed to find consistent possession through the first five minutes. Tulsa had the first chance of the game in the sixth minute when midfielder Omar Mata attempted to beat Steffen with a finesse shot to the top-right corner. The ball sailed high, though, and the Terps avoided an early deficit. Two minutes later, midfielder Tsubasa Endoh found space at the top of the box and ripped with his left foot, but the shot was just high. The Terps had several more opportunities during the next 12 minutes, including a long-range effort from midfielder Mike Sauers and a dangerous cross from forward Patrick
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National ranking, undefeated start pique local recruiting interest too, Edsall says By Daniel Gallen @danieljtgallen Senior staff writer Usually when Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil orders lunch, it’s a casual affair. While Terrapins football players might cut imposing figures in the South Campus Dining Hall, the pedestrian past two seasons haven’t really called for that much extra attention to the Terps. So when Cudjoe-Virgil got in the pasta line recently, the outside linebacker was expecting to get his food and move on with his day. But his server had other ideas. He just had to comment on how the Terps played their last time out and what he thought about the team
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No. 8 Terps hold off late push from No. 23 Tulsa for second straight victory By Daniel Popper @danielrpopper Staff writer
Before Terrapins football coach Randy Edsall’s weekly press conference yesterday, the athletic department held an event at Gossett Football Team House for Holliday, who is in his 35th year announcing Terps football and men’s basketball games. Holliday was presented with a half-football, half-basketball jersey with the number 35 on it, and he’ll be honored during the Terps’ game against Virginia at Byrd Stadium on Oct. 12. Anderson, Edsall and men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon also spoke about Holliday, while Holliday’s wife Mary Clare, two of his three daughters and one of
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moving forward. “Man, good game,” he said. “You guys have to battle this week and keep playing your hearts out.” The Terps’ 4-0 start signals things have changed. The Terps are no longer stumbling out of September and into October with multiple losses. The Terps are ranked No. 25 nationally and play at No. 8 Florida State on Saturday in a battle of unbeatens. They throttled rival West Virginia in their last game. And that’s created a noticeable change in the area. “Just walking, people will say, ‘Good game, good game,’ people that I don’t even know,” left guard See atmosphere, Page 7