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Terrapin’s Turf hosts thousands Long-delayed bar sees ‘unreal’ opening days By Annika McGinnis @annikam93 Senior staff writer On Friday and Saturday, 27-yearold Yasmine Afshar cried coming into work. They were tears of pure elation. After a year-and-a-half-long ordeal to get required county permits for her new College Park bar, Terrapin’s Turf, the co-owner said opening the establishment was “unreal.” On Friday, across from the College Park Shopping Center on Knox Road, the bar opened to about 2,000 people and a line that stretched around the corner of Ratsie’s Pizza even without formal promotions or advertising. “We’re doing something right,” Afshar said. “For us, it seemed like for so long it wasn’t going to happen — to see our doors open, our lights

terrapin’s turf opened Friday after more than a year of permit delays, hosting about 2,000 people in a boom for the business. james levin/the diamondback on and bodies in there just loving it, and hearing all these things. All the people who booked tables from me were texting me today [saying], ‘Thank you so much; last night was amazing.’” From noon, when staff arrived, until 5:30 a.m., business was “nonstop,” said bartender Matt Zelkoski, a 2013 alumnus. On opening day, the bar See turf, Page 3

Council approves final Whole Foods project Riverdale Park plot to be county’s first location c.j. brown, Terps quarterback, gets tackled in the second quarter against Florida State. The hit resulted in a concussion. photo courtesy of riley shaaber/fsview By Daniel Gallen @danieljtgallen Senior staff writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yannik CudjoeVirgil ducked inside his man on the right side and reached his left arm toward Jameis Winston’s chest. The Terrapins football outside linebacker was in prime position to sack the Florida State quarterback late in the third quarter on what had been an otherwise frustrating day.

Center may help refi ne language translation 16 departments join in solving language issues By Erin Serpico @erin_serpico Staff writer A research center will bring together several university departments to try to solve real-world problems using language research, which some professors said could make the university a global leader in language science. The Maryland Language Science Center, which will analyze and study language, launched Sept. 27 at the fourth annual Language Science Day. The center — part of the largest















But Winston ducked and CudjoeVirgil fell to the ground. Then, the opposing redshirt freshman eluded outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield by scrambling to his right and threaded a throw on the run to tight end Nick O’Leary in the corner of the end zone.

network of language scientists in the continent — encompasses more than 200 language scientists from six colleges and 16 departments and centers across the university, a collaboration that makes it unique, center director Colin Phillips said. “No one is putting [a center] together like our university is, ” said Phillips, who is also a linguistics professor. “It’s inconceivable that we could go back now to how we were before.” The center will focus on the basic science of language, applying it to disciplines such as education, technology (such as machines and translators) and health (brain processes relating to language). By bringing together diverse fields, the center hopes to solve problems that couldn’t be solved within just one discipline, Phillips said. The center will address language translation problems like those seen with Google Translate and other difficulties when translating between See language, Page 2


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The touchdown was Winston’s fourth of the day, and it put the then-No. 8 Seminoles up by six scores over the then-No. 25 Terps on a day to forget. Any momentum from a blazing 4-0 start and national ranking was sapped in a 63-0 shellacking before an announced 74,909 on a sunny, humid Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. See seminoles, Page 7

By Alex Kirshner @alex_kirshner Staff writer The Prince George’s County Council approved a final order Sept. 30 for a Riverdale Park development project that would bring the county its fi rst Whole Foods Market. For several years, Washington developer Calvin Cafritz Enterprises has sought to build the new market on a 37-acre land plot along Route 1 in Riverdale Park, but the project has been delayed mu ltiple times by appeals from community members who oppose the

plan. The project would include a Whole Foods and create 855 housing units, 190 townhouses and 168,000 square feet of retail space. The county council, which meets as the “district council” when considering matters of land usage, unanimously voted to allow Cafritz to move ahead on the project, a step forward after the delays. But the process isn’t quite over yet, as there could be more appeals. The council’s approval was the biggest hurdle the project had yet to clear on its way to completion, said See cafritz, Page 3

Keep Me Maryland fund holds first 5K run Grants help students afford cost of college By Talia Richman @talirichman Staff writer For senior Bri Vollmer, volunteering at the Keep Me Maryland 5K was more than just her duty as the Student Government Assocation’s education college representative. Vollmer’s parents — neither of whom graduated college — have been feeling the fi nancial burden now more than ever with an older son who graduated college in 2012 and a younger one just starting his freshman year. Receiving a Keep Me Maryland grant meant Vollmer, who has held a job since she was 14, can spend her remaining time at this university thinking about academics instead of working 20 to 30 hours


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participants in the first Keep Me Maryland 5K walk near Comcast Center. The 5K raised more than $10,000 for the emergency financial aid fund, which has helped nearly 450 students. kelsey hughes/the diamondback a week to make ends meet. “Because of Keep Me Maryland, I can focus on looking for a job and keeping up my academic record, which is what I’m at college to do,” said Vollmer, an education and English major. “It was great seeing everyone

come out to the 5K today in support of students staying in school.” Keep Me Maryland, an emergency fi nancial aid fund founded in 2008, has helped nearly 450 students who See 5K, Page 2


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candidate in linguistics. “You really don’t see this active engagement and crossfertilization of people in all these different areas,” Wellwood said. Within the program, Wellwood started an outreach project in a philosophy and linguistics research group that integrates the two disciplines. It investigates the gap b etween how p eople view the world and how they communicate. “We kind of take language for granted,” she said. “But it’s actually a really complex ability that requires analysis and experimentation.” The development of the science center could set a precedent for other institutions, Phillips said, and because of the student involvement, it gives them a greater incentive to take part. With the number of faculty members and people involved, the center could be able to solve u n a n s were d problems more easily, said Chris Heffner, a graduate student involved with the center. “T here’s ver y few u n iversity programs invested in [language science], even though language is so important to our day-to-day lives,” he said. “We’re definitely hoping to continue this community spirit and find new ways that we can give back to language science here.” Although Phillips admits there’s risk in creating the center because faculty aren’t sure whether they will find correlation between disciplines, the department has high expectations for the center’s success rate. “This may or may not be a big deal, and it may or may not foster some inspiration,” Phillips said. “If we succeed, we’ll lead the world in it, and if we succeed, loads of other places will want to do the same.”

certain languages. For instance, in Japanese, unlike in English, verbs are placed last in sentences, so an interpreter translating between these languages often has to guess what the statement will mean based on the subject or adjectives. In cases such as this, the center hopes to find a better, more accurate way to translate, Phillips said. Another potential problem is the difficulty of learning a lang uage at a high school level, as compared to learning language as a toddler, also known as “language poverty,” Phillips said. The center will focus on understanding the reason for the gaps and how to narrow them, he said. Event u a l ly, t he c enter hopes to develop severa l across-the-board problemsolv i ng tech n iques a nd become the global leader of language science, he said. The idea has been in the works for 10 years, but it took off in 2008 when this university received a grant from the National Science Foundation to help create the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program, which provides funding and interdisciplinary training for graduate-level scientists. “[The funds] were focused on interdisciplinary training, but we used that as a catalyst for the larger community,” Phillips said. “A nd it was really, really successful … it led to culture change.” A few yea rs i nto the program, students started run n ing it themselves, leading projects, skills development and discussions. The students’ collaboration proved that a diverse university community could work together effectively, sa id Alexis Wellwood, a doctoral

5K From PAGE 1 w e re i n d a n ge r o f n o t bei ng able to retu r n to school because of financial hardship. At the inaugural race yesterday, 1,100 people ran in support of economically disadvantaged university students. The 5K raised more than $10,000, sa id R eb ecc a Cegledy, race organizer and assistant director of member services for Campus Recreation Services. That money cou ld prov ide a year of textbooks for 10 students, a year of health services for six students or more than a year of in-state tuition for one student. “The fact that we raised over $10,000 is awesome, especially since students were the main contributors,” Cegledy said. “This is a wonderful organization that directly helps kids on campus.” The Division of Student A ffairs, the Division of Student Rel at ions, t he Student Government Association and Under Armour teamed up to sponsor the race. Each participant received a “KMM 5K” T-shirt donated by Under Armour fou nder a nd u n iversity alumnus, Kevin Plank. “You pay $10 to register for the 5K and get a $25 Under A rmou r T-sh i rt, so it’s almost like you’re making money off of this,” said Patrick Ronk, SGA students group director. But the race was about much more tha n just a T-shirt, said Ronk, a sophomore govern ment a nd politics major. He said he is lucky to be in a comfortable financial situation, but he has friends who have been personally helped by the fund. “I’m or ig i n a l ly f rom New Je rs ey, so I k now

KEEP ME mARYLAND 5K PARTICIPANTS (below) help university students afford their tuition bills. University Police Chief David Mitchell and university alumnus Harvey Sanders (above) present a check before the start of Sunday’s race. photos by kelsey hughes/the diamondback lots of people who lost their homes in Hurricane Sandy, and that’s exactly what this fund is for: to help students who have been affected by the recession, or natural disasters like Sandy, stay in school,” Ronk said. “This isn’t some random charity; it’s a really important cause that affects people at this school.” Brian Haedrich, a freshman enrolled in letters and sciences, had not heard of the fund before the 5K. He said he originally signed up because he thought it would be good exercise and the Under Armour T-shirt looked cool. “Now that I know what Keep Me Maryland is, I’m even happier I signed up,” Haedrich said. “It could potentially help me or my friends if something ever happened in the future.” In addition to raising funds, the 5K aimed to raise aware- staff. Donor Brian Darmody, a Sanders, a member of the ness of financial issues, said 1977 alumnus and the univer- Col lege Pa rk Fou nd at ion Sarah Bauder, financial aid sity’s research and economic Board of T rustees and an development associate vice Under Armour director, said assistant vice president. “As a student, it’s hard president, said he was proud this was just the first of many to self-identify and say ‘I to partake in an event through 5Ks for the fund. have a financial problem,’” which students learned the “We’re going to be even Bauder said. “T he 5K was value of charity. bigger next year,” Sanders “It’s great that students are said. “It’s a great cause to about showing students that they’re not alone. There are exposed to philanthropy early help people who can no longer people here to help them if on,” said Darmody, who is also afford to stay in school. We the university’s corporate rela- had 1,100 runners this year, they need it.” Of the 1,100 runners, 635 tions director. “Hopefully, as and next year we’re going to were students. The rest were they grow up, they’ll keep up double it.” community members, uni- the tradition of giving back.” University alumnus Harvey versity alumni or university

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University police report spike turf in incidents in September Number of calls down from 2012; alcohol transports cut in half By Teddy Amenabar @TeddyAmen Senior staff writer Despite an increase in the number of incidents, University Police are optimistic about how the school year is unfolding so far. Officers responded to 260 incidents in September, down from 307 incidents in September 2012, according to police incident logs. There was a jump from August’s 169 incidents, but officials said they expected a spike in the first full month of school. The number of alcohol transports has also been cut in half, according to Police Chief David Mitchell.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT – At about 2 a.m. on Sept. 18, officers found an individual flipping tables and trash cans placed along McKeldin Mall for an event later that day. An officer confronted the individual and persuaded him or her to put all the items back, University Police spokeswoman Sgt. Roseanne Hoaas said. But while officers dealt w ith the first ind iv idua l, another individual interfered, Hoaas said. “[The second individual] was interrupting them while they were trying to conduct their business,” she said. T he second i nd iv idu a l refused to leave and raised his or her voice at the officers, said Hoaas. Officers reported

Security cameras keep watch over the campus and help university police solve crimes. Police identified suspects in a baseball field theft using such footage. file photo/the diamondback they could smell alcohol on the second individual. Eventually, the officers arrested the second individual and charged him or her with disorderly conduct, Hoaas said. Officers did not charge the first individual, and Hoaas declined to disclose whether the individuals were university students.

officer discovered the home plate and two Terrapins baseball signs inside the stadium were missing, Hoaas said. In total, the three missing items cost roughly $700. Usi ng ca mpus secu rity cameras, officers identified three suspects in the case, Hoass said. The three individuals have been charged FRAUD – At about 11 a.m. on with theft of less than $1,000. Sept. 17, an officer responded Officers believe the signs were to a report of a counterfeit $20 stolen between 4 p.m. Sept. 7 bill at Stamp Student Union. and 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Hoaas said. It is unclear in the report where the counterfeit bill was INJURED/SICK PERSON – found, according to Hoaas, and During the Terps men’s soccer there is also no information game against Duke on Sept. 6, regarding how the individual officers responded to an incifound the bill. dent on the south side of the “We’ll do our initial re- stadium in which the first row porting of it, and then we of bleachers behind the goal contact the United States had fallen through the strucSecret Service,” Hoaas said. ture below. “They become the primary T h e re w a s o n e i n j u r y, investigator.” but the individual declined transport and the report does THEFT – On Sept. 9, at roughly not say how many spectators 9:30 a.m., an officer respond- were involved. ed to a reported theft at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium. The

DOTS introduces new parking payment, monitoring application Officials hope to see expired meter citations decline By Holly Cuozzo @emperorcuozzco Staff writer With the launch of a new phone app, DOTS officials are hoping to accelerate a downward trend in parking violations and make commuting to campus easier. The Department of Transportation Services unveiled Parkmobile, a phone app connected to the metered campus parking lots, this morning. The free app allows students, faculty and visitors to forgo the lines at the electronic meters by paying directly from their phones. Users can also receive alerts when their meter is 15 minutes from expiring, reload the meter remotely and track cars when they forget their parking space number. Although the number of parking citations is on the decline, officials were still record i ng h ig h nu mbers, said DOTS assistant director Beverly Malone. During the 2013 fiscal year, DOTS gave out more than 71,000 total parking citations, including meter infractions a nd ot her pa rk i ng v iol ations, according to the most recent annual report. While this number was a decrease from more than 84,000 in the 2012 fiscal year, about half of these citations were parking meter violations, Malone estimated. Part of the decrease in citations was likely due to an increase in expired meter fines, Malone said. Previously, the fine for an expired meter or parking without paying was $15, the same as paying for an entire day of parking, and some drivers felt it was more efficient to skip the meter altogether because there wasn’t a difference financially.

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received almost $3,000 in credit card checks, and all tables and bottle services were sold out. It was so busy, Zelkoski said, employees didn’t have a moment to take a break to eat. “It was awesome to see people come for happy hour and then go home for two hours and then come back and literally stay until the end of the night,” Afshar said. “The response was amazing from everyone.” Afshar, who runs the bar with her sister, university alumna Salomeh Afshar, and father, Mohammad Afshar, previously owned a bar in Georgetown. The ow ners hoped to br i ng that same city vibe to their College Park bar, through everything from their open architecture and decorative lighting to VIP lounges, live music, specialty frozen drinks and dancers. And for the most part, students and employees thought they’d succeeded. At about midnight Friday, patrons packed the bar’s large central area and spilled over onto the outside patio. Futuristic square architecture dominated and red and blue lighting illuminated the stage, where two dancers moved to electronic beats spun by a disc jockey. “I think the club feel is what people really liked,” Zelkoski said. “You get the prices of a college bar and the opportunity to get a [D.C. club atmosphere].” The Afshars said they wanted to be a “multifaceted” establishment, combining aspects of a restaurant, sports bar and nightclub. A c c ord i n g to Ya s m i n e Afshar, one patron came for happy hour on Friday, returned later that night and then showed up with his parents for lunch on Saturday — the “epitome” of what she said her family hopes the bar will provide for the community. But some students said the combination was confusing. The VIP table space, for instance, “gives the connotation as a nightclub, but they don’t function as a nightclub,” said senior economics and mathematics major Jon Cook. “I f they wa nt to be a nightclub, they need to

turn off the TVs,” Cook said, referencing the string of flatscreens that lined the walls of the bar adjoining the stage. But in response to the idea of choosing just one aspect, Afshar said, “Why?” “There’s so many sports bars; there’s so many restaurants,” she said. “Why would I limit myself to just offering food? Why would I limit myself to being a sports bar?” Patrons took advantage of all the bar’s offerings opening night, from its low-lit, VIP plush white couches to the open dance floor, cozy restaurant-style booths along the walls and quieter outside patio, where patrons could order drinks through a window connecting to the inside. “[The best aspects were] the atmosphere, food and music that appea ls to a l l crowds — even people eating lunch were boppin’,” senior geographical sciences major Jimmy Vargas said. Vargas had been waiting for the bar to open for months. He had frequented Santa Fe Cafe, the space’s previous occupant, and said he loved his first day at the new bar. “When you look at it from the outside, it looks like a great place,” he said. “Then inside, it becomes an amazing place.” But one student, junior communication major Eric Marshall-Main, criticized the bar’s use of female dancers and girls in tutus, stating they catered to “male sexual interest” and seemed “raunchy.” Other criticisms included what students said were smaller drinks and steeper prices. It’s “one of those places where you have to drink elsewhere before coming,” said recent graduate Emily Cruikshank. The bar also upped its cover charge from $5 to $10 over the course of the night. But that was only due to the number of customers already inside, Salomeh Afshar said. Typically, she said, the door price will stay at $5. A s j u n i o r g e o g r a p h ica l sciences m ajor Sa l i m Boumoncef waited in line outside F r id ay n i g ht, he said the bar seemed to cater to an “older crowd” with its stricter door policies. Terrapin’s Turf was scanning IDs, said bouncer Chris Mash, a senior kinesiology major, which he said kept out the “blatantly underage kids.” Ji m my Joh n’s wa s a lso giving out free sandwiches to students waiting, telling them to stop by after going to the bar. The Afshars didn’t


Senior geographical sciences major mind, they said, adding they want to help support the community, including a possible barhop with other city bars. “Our purpose is not to shut anyone down or hurt anyone’s business — our purpose is to better the community and help out one another,” Yasmine Afshar said. “[In Georgetown], if we didn’t have a bottle or we ran out of something, I’d run three doors down and say, ‘Hey man, I’m from the Saloun, give me … .’ And that was the relationship we had, and that’s what we want in College Park.” The Afshars have ideas for events such as for Halloween and homecoming, and Salomeh Afshar said she’d like to have an acoustic band “jamming” on the patio in warmer weather. For now, the bar will offer a mimosa special brunch on Sundays, specials on 22-ounce draft beers on Mondays and electronic music on Tuesdays. Wednesdays will offer Top 40 music nights for patrons ages 18 and older, and Thursdays will feature theme nights and live local bands. Fridays will be electronic music, and Saturdays will feature Top 40 music at night and an all-star buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during which patrons can pay a flat rate and get unlimited “gameday food” as they watch college sports games. The Afshars said they hope to be here for 20 years, and they want students’ feedback to help better their establishment. “We party, so we know how people like to party,” Yasmine Afshar said. “And we’ve been going around … asking our staff, ‘So what did you think? What did your friends say?’ … We’re doing everything we can to make sure our customers are happy and blown away. We want them to be like, ‘Where are we going tonight?’ ‘We’re going to Turf.’” For some students, Turf is already the place to be. Outside on the patio on opening night, Vargas couldn’t contain his happiness. “I love it,” he said. “I will be back — that’s in capital letters.”

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campus parking meters boast signs advertising the new meter-monitoring Parkmobile app, which replaces glitch-filled former app Pay-By-Phone. james levin/the diamondback But when the fee was raised to $25 last year, people were more w i l l i ng to either go without their cars or pay up, although Malone said they can’t be sure of the precise impact of the fine increase. “We don’t know if you’re unpaid for one minute or never paid,” she said. Malone hopes that DOTS will not give out as many meter violations this year, thanks to the convenience of the Parkmobile app. Still, other methods seemed to effect little change, Malone said. DOTS previously tried the PayByPhone app but found it had gl itches that made it ineffective. PayByPhone offered the same convenience of being able to extend one’s meter time, but the payment often would not post before a DOTS truck had come by and users found they were receiving tickets for spaces they had paid for. It was discontinued in July. “It was not working well with our existing technology,” she said. “This one, we tested and it works.” The Parkmobile app is cur-

rently available in more than 500 locations in 35 states, including 15 other universities in the nation, said Tina Dyer, Parkmobile’s marketing manager. Malone also noted that there are, and will remain, tools for people who either do not want the app or who do not have smartphones. The electronic meters, Malone said, will not leave anytime soon for this group of people. Drivers without smartphones have the option of entering their phone numbers into the meter when paying w it h a cred it ca rd . T h i s will also send them a text message when their meter time comes close to running out, and they will be able to extend their time this way. T his will work on all text message-enabled phones. The app shows promise, said senior mechanical engineering major Skyler Dean. Dean used the app over the summer while commuting between Westchester, N.Y., and New York. “It’s real user-friendly,” he said. “I think it’s a good move.”

councilman Eric Olson, who represents Riverdale Park and College Park. “ I c a n ’ t s a y w h a t’ l l happen in the courts or a ny th i ng l i ke that. I suppose the decisions can still be appealed,” Olson said. “But that’s the last approval they needed.” In a statement published in The Washington Post, develop er Ja ne Ca f r itz said the company hoped to begin construction later this fall. R iverdale Park Mayor Vernon A rcher said the Whole Foods Market would help his town in many ways. “It’s going to bring some wonderful amenities to not only my town, but to the surrounding areas,” Archer said, such as a significant increase in local government tax revenue from the Whole Foods. “Those of us who actually live here should see s ub s t a nt i a l d ow nwa rd pressu re on ou r tow n property taxes, and also, it’s almost certainly going to have a positive impact, an increase on our overall property values.” Olson opposed earlier rezoning efforts for the project but voted in favor

the cafritz development would bring the county and the university community its first Whole Foods. The project received final approval Sept. 30. file photo/the diamondback of the detailed site plan and a s e c o n d a r y a m e n d m e nt last week. He fought for the attachment of a number of requ i rements to go a long w i t h t h e d e v e l o p m e n t’s approval, aimed at easing tra ffic a nd qua l ity of l i fe concerns, though not all were successful. “There have been a lot of concerns about traffic, about the density, the size, the scale of the development,”Olson said. “I still share those concerns, but in the context of what I could do, I did as much as I could.” Among Olson’s conditions that stuck to the project, the developer will need to include a bridge to the Route 1 site over nearby train tracks as

well as enhanced bicyclist and pedestrian accommodations, he said. The site is located 1,400 feet north of the intersection of Route 1 and Route 410, about 1.5 miles from the campus. Despite the conditions and local opposition, residents shouldn’t see the development as a threat, Archer said. Rather, it will enhance the community and expand what it can offer residents. “Sometimes they’ll utilize the new amen ities themselves,” he said. “T hey’ll also benefit as stakeholders in this community, as property owners, as business owners, etc.”





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Is partisan politics to blame for failing government? with spending, which then boosts production from private enterprises and creates a booming economy. This was the dominant form of economic thought from the Great Depression to the 1980s, when the Western world saw some of the greatest economic booms ever and greater wealth equality than in recent years. This government shutdown shows how the perversion of anti-government fervor has crippled the lives of Americans. House Republicans are hell-bent on demolishing a health care law aimed at expanding coverage, reducing the costs of and bringing solvency to an exploding industry and curbing inefficiencies when individuals are not covered. In spite of all those benefits, the absurdly childish hatred of government by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and company — driven by the nonsensical partisan hogwash of “Big government bad!” — has resulted in not only gridlock but also a federal government shutdown. Government workers and contractors are on unpaid leave, and families risk losing their food stamps. Even worse, the U.S. financial system is losing faith in American solvency. Banks are beginning to stockpile their assets out of fear of future default, further slowing our recovery. Foreign nations are even more concerned about American solvency. People and markets actually care little for shiny rhetorical phrases like “small government” or “individualism is better than the state” because they, just as anyone, need a functioning government. I am not afraid of a “big government” with well-run programs that are funded by progressive taxation. This nation needs to eliminate its buffoonish temperament toward government by conceding government’s significance in our lives. If we continue down this treacherous path, I fear our nation will truly understand the repercussions of small government. And those are not pretty.


The American zeitgeist has long been marred by the damaging image of the state as an evil entity. In the past, I thought of our irrational negativity toward powerful government as an artifact from the ideals of the American Revolution. However, the recent events of the government shutdown have clearly shown philosophical suspicions toward government are not only unwarranted but also incredibly dangerous. This needs to die right now. America has always relied on the individualist conception of thought. To this end, government has often been portrayed as a malignant beast that subverts citizens’ abilities to be all they can be. You can see this in much of our policy throughout history: minimal taxation, aversion to government spending. And based on the literature we read — from 1984 to Brave New World — we love to resent this despotic caricature. But is this portrayal accurate? When we stop to actually consider the purpose of government, the portrait surrounding it illuminates something positive. By breaking common collective action problems, we can sacrifice short-term happiness for some for the longterm happiness of all. Let’s discuss taxes, something almost everyone deems coercive. Sure, taxation is coercive, but that’s a good thing. No one wants to forsake the private property of their wealth. But when the government is able to accumulate that wealth, it can be reinvested into the public sphere and economy, providing goods and services for free or extremely reduced prices. Consider public schooling. Like many of you,without the lower costs of state schools, I would not be able to afford the astronomical tuition of a private university. Economically speaking, this government spending is not only good, but also efficient. Marc Priester is a junior economics and Keynesian economists cite growing the eco- government and politics major. He can be nomic pie as stimulating demand in an economy reached at

TOMMY CREEGAN As most people have realized by now, the ongoing budget battle has caused another government shutdown. House Republicans’ efforts to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act through the yearly budget have contributed to a stalemate in passing said budget; President Obama and Senate Democrats are unwilling to compromise. While the media hype has people passionate about this situation, the fact remains that this is the 17th government shutdown since 1976. Given that number, something has to be wrong with how our government operates. I’m here to lay out where we go from here. There are a lot of substantial questions and concerns about how this will continue to affect the lives of innocent Americans who want to work, need Social Security, etc. Option 1: The two parties work out an agreement and continue to borrow money to fund the government. While I can’t predict how the fight will end, it will. This is the most likely course of action in the immediate future and should be very familiar to us at this point. Because the two parties will agree to fund the government further, they will also need to agree to raise the debt ceiling. After another partisan brawl in the media spotlight, this too will be agreed upon and the debt ceiling will be raised for the 75th time since March 1962, including three prior times under Obama and seven under former President George W. Bush. This solution will provide immediate relief to those in need but provides no substantive changes, only speeding up the car going off a dangerous cliff. Eventually, we will reach a point at which our debts will become unsustainable and the system will be at high risk for collapse. Option 2: Voters elect new politicians. While I agree that many of our current repre-

sentatives and senators need to go, I am skeptical of how much selecting new politicians will work. My concerns arise mostly from the partisan nature of our politics. So long as our electoral process remains partisan, our politiciansturned-representatives will also be partisan, and our Congress will remain bitterly divided. It’s not an easy fix, either. These issues are deeply rooted in the political process. It’s common knowledge that in most cases, to successfully run for office you must have wealth as well as the support of your political party. This control seriously hinders the ability of people who would actually be more representative of the average American to get into office. Thus, there would have to be a major shift in how Americans view politics and politicians for there to be a real change in our elected representatives. Partisanship has been transmitted from Washington into the minds of Americans everywhere, perpetuating tension among the public and especially in the halls of Washington. Option 3: With those two options failing, Americans enact substantial change to the system. The right to modify or even abolish an abusive government pertains to all human beings. However, our nation’s founders were revolutionary enough to put this in the Declaration of Independence explicitly. It reads that whenever the government becomes destructive to the service of the people, “it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government … most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” Easier than mass revolution is simply withdrawing yourself from the toxicity that is this financial system and altering your goals accordingly. Planning to be dependent on a terminally ill government consumed with debt or an inflated financial system seems more risky to me than finding ways to provide for yourself without these means. Tommy Creegan is a senior government and politics major. He can be reached at



redictably, members of the media have fallen right into President Obama and congressional Democrats’ trap and blamed House Republicans for the government shutdown. Regardless of what you believe and who did what, there is one party in Washington making sure this shutdown hurts Americans as much as possible: Democrats. In all 17 shutdowns before this one, never before have this many Washington landmarks memorials been closed to the public. Yet this week, some suspect the Obama administration inexplicably ordered the National Park Service to close these down. This order apparently included pri-

vately owned U.S. landmarks. The Park Service barricaded the parking lot at Mount Vernon even though Mount Vernon has been privately owned for more than 150 years. And in its highestprofile action for the week, the Park Service barricaded and locked down the almost entirely privately funded World War II Memorial. Park Service officials at the memorial confirmed the orders to barricade it came directly from the White House. The Obama administration had no business barricading this memorial, denying our veterans, their families and the public at large the right to visit. But it happened anyway and, at one point, our World War

II veterans, America’s “greatest generation” were originally barred from entry! Is this America anymore? Nevertheless, this decision is on par with the decision the White House made to cancel tours after sequestration went into effect. No matter that the tours only cost about $18,000 a week to operate while we apparently had hundreds of millions of dollars available for foreign aid to Egypt — the Obama administration wanted to make sure we the people felt as much pain as possible. The same “let’s make it hurt” agenda can be seen at work this week in Congress as votes have been taken to restore funding to veterans benefits, the National


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campus’s food can make or break a student’s decision to attend a university. With two standard dining halls, 251 North’s all-youcare-to-eat dining, Stamp Student Union’s sizable food court, Adele’s sit-down restaurant and takeout and a host of cafes and convenience stores, the university provides enough variety to fit nearly any student’s lifestyle. And should students find Dining Services’ offerings not to their liking, a wide-ranging selection of restaurants lie just off the campus on Route 1. Nonetheless, without fail, about two months into every semester, students seem to grow tired of on-campus dining. Each trip to the dining halls feels more resigned, and even the prospect of a buffalo chicken wrap (a popular Dining Services staple) fails to incite much excitement. If they haven’t already, students also realize their cycles of calling in late-night deliveries and eating at off-campus restaurants are no longer sustainable practices, whether because of the pinch of tightened budgets or tightened jeans. This year, with the introduction of Green Tidings, a food truck that revamps its menu every other week, Dining Services officials have created an option that goes a long way toward injecting renewed vigor into students’ dining habits. Green Tidings took to the university’s streets in June, offering food made with ingredients purchased from certified local, and humane vendors. For four hours a day, Monday through Friday, the food truck aims to deliver students, faculty and staff a refreshingly different approach to on-campus dining. So far, Dining Services’ newest addition has exceeded that goal. With a menu that regularly surpasses all other campus eateries in quality, a genuinely friendly staff and a demonstrated commitment to the university’s sustainability objectives, Green Tidings has cemented its place among university dining options in little more than four months of existence.

Past menu items — such as the braised lamb sandwich, cod tacos and falafel — have supplied food a cut above standard dining hall fare while maintaining affordability. A typical Green Tidings meal — a drink and an entree — ranges from $5 to $10, a slight increase from dining hall value meals, which cost $5 to $8. It’s a costeffective alternative to Adele’s, which offers food of similar quality for lunch entree prices starting at $7.89 and hiking up to $17.99. It’s clear Green Tidings has come to occupy a niche unfulfilled by other campus dining options — a mobile, sustainable substitute to the dining halls, often perfect for students and employees on a time crunch. Its vegan and vegetarian menu items mesh well with existing choices such as the Maryland Food Co-op in Stamp, and Dining Services officials said they don’t believe those alternatives’ business will be harmed as a result. But beyond Green Tidings’ commitment to providing excellent meals at fair prices, perhaps its most important pledge has been sustainability. Dining Services acquired the truck itself for free from a university motor pool and reconditioned it to serve as a mobile kitchen. About eight gallons of gasoline, a generator and propane meet the truck’s power needs every day, allowing it to serve an average of about 200 students. Moreover, the practice of purchasing the produce, meats and other food items from environmentally conscious vendors parallels the university’s goal to have 20 percent of its food come from sustainable sources by 2020. While it’s unclear whether Green Tidings’ current sales have led to significant profit, officials have said they hope to add another food truck, possibly in 2014. Such optimism bodes well for Dining Services’ latest offering as well as the university’s collective palate. On a campus where even the widest variety of food can grow tiresome, hopefully the most exciting dining-related development in years can continue to surprise and expand.

Institutes of Health, the National Guard, etc. Votes to restore funding to these programs and others this week should have been no-brainer, common sense votes. Yet Tuesday, 164 House Democrats voted against continuing appropriations to veterans benefits. During the last government shutdown in 1995, Democrats were all for funding our veterans. Why this reversal in 2013? In regards to funding the NIH, 170 House Democrats voted against that legislation. And Harry Reid went in front of a camera Wednesday and asked, “Why would we want to do that?” when asked if the Senate would vote to fund the NIH if it meant saving just one child

with brain cancer. Senate Democrats refused to enact this legislation unless it all comes up in one big funding bill. In the meantime, funding for the Veterans Affairs Department remains limited and the NIH remains closed despite bipartisan support for these programs in the House. Republicans are working to restore their funding, with help from some Democrats. The rest of the Democrats need to get onboard and stop playing such a sick partisan game with funding for veterans and the NIH. Jimmy Williams is a junior finance and journalism major. He can be reached at

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a museum of musings The writing on the desks in McKeldin Library connects the various students who study there By Beena Raghavendran @thebeenster Senior staff writer On Sept. 25, at about 10 p.m., the seventh floor of McKeldin Library was — as always — silent. My favorite desk, the rightmost one in the last row, was tucked in the back, past the folio collections on Shakespeare, Chaucer and English poetry. The desk looked like the other ones around it: tan wood streaked with darker stripes along the grain, a shelf on top and two barriers on either side for full isolation. What sets it apart is its graffiti. The handwriting isn’t pretty. The messages are scrawled in multiple colors, drawn out of exasperation or flickering hope. They were written by weary students during all-nighters or late nights or long afternoons, when they were struggling for a passing grade or struggling from boredom, aiming for success or just aiming not to fail. Scrawled in pen into the seventhfloor desk’s shelf is: “JESUS LOVES YOU NO MATTER YOUR PAST.” An arrow points to this sentence. Above it is a follow-up message: “Unless you’re Jewish.”

As midterms approach, the desks are increasingly occupied. On Wednesday, all that was visible from the folios were the tops of people’s heads and the bottoms of their feet. Backpacks stuck out of the sides of the desks. These students sat in desks that

many have filled before them. They sat among writings that date back years, such as an etching on the seventhfloor desk from 2007. Some are newer, adding to conversations from long ago. Perhaps the greatest social network at this university isn’t online but rather is etched into wooden library desks. Nelson Vasquez, a freshman enrolled in letters and sciences, was sitting on the couches near the elevator. He thinks people write on desks for freedom. “Sometimes you get bored and you express your mind,” he said. The graffiti can be distracting when studying, he said, but it can also provide encouragement. “Sometimes you get a little motivation,” he said.

On a desk next to study carrel 6229 on the sixth floor, the graffiti forum takes a more serious tone. The question: “What good reason do I have not to kill myself?” A string of replies: “Cause I haven’t done it yet either.” (“This is probably the best reason,” someone agrees.) “Don’t give up!! Call 301-314HELP!,” (the student-run Help Center’s phone number). “B/c there are no GOOD reasons to do so.”

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the graffiti before being interviewed for this story. He took a quick look at some of the writing on the desks. It confirmed his thoughts about the kind of experiences students have on the library’s upper floors. He said the environment on these quiet floors is more workintensive and usually reserved for cramming sessions, which surfaces in the graffiti. The desks have been in the library for years, White said, and some furniture has been there for 20 years or longer. He calls the motivational messages “a very positive spin on the graffiti component.” “I think for many students, there’s a very personal bond that develops, a very intense feel of connectivity to a certain space,” he said. “We have lots of students that feel very connected to the library, for example. For those students, that particular seat or that particular carrel becomes theirs. In their mind, it’s theirs.” White said alumni sometimes will return to the library and try to find the desks where they spent long hours studying. For them, it’s not just a workspace. It’s also a time capsule. “To the next generation of people, the next generation of students, I think it’s a way that people extend the connection they feel,” he said. An anonymous person asked a question about virginity on the sixth floor, via the desk to the right of study carrel 6223. “Is it sad I’m a sophomore in college

the desks in mckeldin library often display graffiti, ranging from the philosophical (“As you get older, each day contributes to a smaller portion of your life. So time seems to speed up. It stinks,” bottom right) to the sad (“What good reason do I have not to kill myself?,” above). photos by kelsey hughes/the diamondback a n d s t i l l a v i rg i n ? A d v i c e ? ” someone wrote. Answers ranged from “Sex is awesome. have it with someone awesome,” to “I’m a grad student (2nd year) & still a virgin” to “I’m sure most people sitting in a cubicle at the library are virgins…”

Olivia Farrell, a junior civil engineering major, was on the sixth floor looking for a book on Oct. 2. She’s studied on that floor before. She said she thinks people scribble on the desks for a diversion from homework, but also for deeper reasons. “Maybe the person’s personality is just to leave their mark on some property,” Farrell said.

Sarah Young, a senior accounting and finance major, wasn’t a fan of graffiti-filled desks. She was studying at the library at a sixthfloor table on the night of Oct. 2. She said she thinks the graffiti is not conducive to studying. “I guess what I find the most distracting is when it’s a conversation going back and forth between people who have been there,” she said. “I’ve never seen anything that I think would be worth preserving.” Christopher Nunes, a senior chemical engineering major who was with Young, said he agreed and that he’s “not a fan of graffiti in general.”

The left barrier on the seventh-floor desk is a philosophical examination. “Where does the time go?” someone scribbled. An arrow points to a response: “ON THIS DESK.” A second arrow: “If you find out, let me know.” A final arrow points to wisdom in red pen: “As you get older, each day contributes to a smaller portion of your life. So time seems to speed up. It stinks.”

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SEMINOLES From PAGE 1 “To be honest, when I was on the sideline, it kind of felt like I was in a bad dream,” inside linebacker Cole Farrand said. “I wouldn’t have expected this to happen in the slightest.” The Terps entered Saturday’s matchup under the skeptical eye of the national media. Though Florida State was still a heavy favorite, many viewed the game with intrigue. ESPN analyst Lee Corso picked the Seminoles (5-0, 3-0 ACC) on ESPN’s College GameDay, but he said if the game was being played at Byrd Stadium in College Park, he would have sided with the Terps (4-1, 0-1). But instead, the Terps exited Bobby Bowden Field into a dark, narrow tunnel, ending a nightmare. They were the victims of their worst loss since a 70-7 drubbing against Penn State in 1993. The lauded offense that put up points with ease throughout the first month of the season was shut out for the first time since 2008. “We weren’t very good,” coach Randy Edsall said. “Florida State’s a very good team. I take full responsibility for this, and we didn’t play well — offensively, defen-

QUARTERBACK C.J. BROWN’S status for this weekend’s game against Virginia is uncertain after he suffered a concussion in Saturday’s loss to Florida State. photo courtesy of riley shaaber/fsview sively, special teams — and we didn’t coach as well as we needed to today.” Quarterback play on both sides took on a particularly significant role. The Terps’ C.J. Brown suffered a concussion late in the second quarter and didn’t return, but he was just 6-of-14 for 82 yards at the time of his injury. Backup Caleb Rowe replaced him and went 9-of-17 for


1993, tied a school record by giving up five touchdown passes and didn’t run a single From PAGE 8 play in Seminoles territory in face a new challenge moving the second half. Yikes. forward: not letting that The result emphatically same problem derail a stillproved the Terps aren’t promising season. With four wins secured, in the Seminoles’ class — including an impressive and we knew that already — 37-0 victory over West Vir- but they aren’t really 63 ginia, the Terps are already points worse than Florida knocking on the door of State. They just let a much bowl eligibility for the first better team get rolling and time since 2010. They have couldn’t stop the ensuing the talent, cohesion and avalanche. T h e Te r ps s h owe d i n maturity to win the two more contests needed, and their first four games that an 8-4 or 9-3 record is still t h ey ’ve i m p rove d f ro m a distinct possibility, given last season and that Edsall’s framework for the the remaining schedule. That would mark major program isn’t completely progress for the program, bogus, as many thought it and it’s attainable. The Terps was after the coach posted will have to make the neces- a 6-18 record over his first sary adjustments to the game two seasons. Aside from C lem son, plan depending on Brown’s injury, but first they’ll have nobody in the ACC is of to ensure the loss in Talla- the same caliber as Florida hassee, Fla., doesn’t linger State. So the season isn’t spoiled quite yet. beyond the weekend. “We got games that we “You got to have a short got to win,” inside linememory,” Edsall said. “And 24 hours later, you’ve got backer Cole Farrand said. to move on, and that’s what “We’re trying to get to a bowl this year. We can still we’re going to do.” That’s easier said than accomplish all we want to done after a 63-point loss. accomplish, and I think The facts speak for them- we’ll do that.” A bowl game is a realistic selves: The Terps suffered their worst loss since a 70-7 goal and one that the players defeat against Penn State in should take pride in, con-

eagles From PAGE 8 when we’re up and trying to put teams away because we haven’t done that this year.” The Terps’ dominant firsthalf play resulted primarily from a renewed intensity from Jane. The midfielder was focused, proving to be a hassle for a host of Eagles defenders with his combination of on-the-ball moves and dangerous crosses from the right side. “[Cirovski] challenged me that I’m one of the leaders and that I have to bring energy to the team,” Jane said. “That’s all I wanted to do, and it worked out pretty well.” As a result, the Terps broke through less than five minutes into the match. Jane received the ball down the right sideline, cut inside a n d d e l ive re d a c u rl i n g cross toward the center of the box. Midfielder Michael Sauers made a run to the ball and delivered a wellp l a c e d h ea d e r i n to t h e corner of the net. Sauers’ first career goal was

the earliest the Terps have scored all season. “Sunny was outstanding, particularly in the first half,” Cirovski said. “He was very confident. Obviously, a great cross on the first goal — really unbalanced them with his movement. It was a good night for him.” The Terps — who outshot the Eagles 18-10 — added insurance in the 30th minute. Sauers delivered a cross from the left sideline that deflected off Eagles midfielder Giuliano Frano and into the net for an own goal. After 30 minutes of nonconsequential play from both sides to start the second half, the Eagles struck back. Forward Isaac Normesinu slipped midfielder Zeiko Lewis through in the 18-yard box, and Lewis put a sliding shot past goalkeeper Zack Steffen to cut the Terps’ lead to one. After the goal, the Terps upped their offensive pressure once again, looking for another goal. With 11:10 remaining in regulation, midfielder David Kabelik had a one-on-one opportunity inside the box, but goalkeeper

119 yards. The Terps’ dangerous wide receiving corps of Stefon Diggs (two catches, 24 yards), Deon Long (three catches, 77 yards) and Nigel King (three catches, 46 yards) was bottled up by the Seminoles’ superior athleticism. And while the Terps’ signal-callers struggled, Florida State’s continued to embellish his burgeoning legend.

sidering how the past two seasons unfolded. Of course, there’s the possibility that the Terps will let Saturday’s loss become a microcosm of the season. Maybe they’ll let the setback affect them and they’ll fail to regroup. That’s what happened against Florida State as quarterback Jameis Winston began throwing touchdowns and the Terps had no answer. When Brown was knocked out of the game with his concussion, the Terps really crumpled. “We just didn’t respond like we needed to,” defensive tackle Darius Kilgo said. “We needed to bounce back quickly and move on.” S t i l l , E d s a l l b e l i eve s the humbling loss won’t define the Terps. He thinks they have the strength to re s p o n d , s ta r t i n g w i t h Saturday’s home bout with Virginia. “I know the guys in the locker room,” Edsall said. “I know who they are, and I know the resolve that we have. We’ll be back next week.” If Edsall’s right, if his team does have the mental makeup to bounce back, then the Terps are still in position for a successful season.

Winston threw for a careerhigh 393 yards and five touchdowns on 23-of-32 passing. His strike to O’Leary to put the Seminoles up 42-0 highlighted an all-around performance. “Yeah, he’s a great quarterback and everything, but I feel like we had the talent out there to stop him,” Farrand said. “You saw the first couple drives, we were doing a good

job. And then we definitely got sloppy with things, and you can’t let a quarterback like that, you have to be on point every time. You can’t give him a little bit of leeway because he’ll take advantage of it, and that’s what he did today.” With the Terps missing their top two cornerbacks to injuries and the pass rush failing to get consistent pres-


they didn’t see the hit. They were too busy following the ball’s flight downfield, where it would fall incomplete after almost being intercepted. Even before Brown’s injury, though, the Terps offense was scuffling against a far superior Florida State defensive front. Brown was 6-of-14 passing for 82 yards, and he rushed for three yards on three attempts. Rowe replaced Brown and immediately completed a 19-yard pass to wide receiver Deon Long. It was a brief glimmer of hope, but it was soon replaced by a feeling of inevitable loss as the Seminoles piled on touchdown after touchdown. Rowe would finish the game 9-of-17 for 119 yards in his first game action since he tore his ACL last season at Boston College on Oct. 27. He was poised, but Florida State’s defense and the size on the defensive line overwhelmed the Terps. “I think Caleb went in and did some good things,” Edsall said. “But as I told our team afterwards, we’re not a one-man team. It’s unfortunate that injuries happen here and we feel bad for C.J., but what has to happen is when somebody goes down, everybody has to step up, not just the person that is going in to replace that injured

person. Everybody has to step up.” Unlike last season, when the Terps were left with mostly unknown freshmen commodities in Rowe and Perry Hills after Brown tore his ACL, the Terps coaching staff knows what they have in Rowe this season. Rowe said he received extra reps with the first team offense during the bye week, and he’s confident he can execute in an offense that was averaging almost 40 points per game entering Saturday. Whether Brown misses an extended period of time or comes back against Virginia this weekend, Rowe is confident the Terps won’t miss a beat. They already suffered an injury deluge last season, and they survived that. They can do it again this year. “Going through summer w i t h t h e s e g u ys , go i n g through all the workouts that we’ve had to go through, I know their heart,” Rowe said. “It’s a tough loss, but it’s something we can overcome. We’ve had the experience of overcoming things from last year. I’m not worried about it, and Florida State’s a great football team. We just didn’t play our best game, and we have time to improve.”



From PAGE 8 environment in which they’ve never won. Instead, one big play put the Terps down for the count. “I think it did change the game,” nose tackle Darius Kilgo said. “When your quarterback goes down, it hits a place in everybody’s heart. We just didn’t respond like we needed to.” On the play, McDaniel drove his helmet into Brown’s chest as middle linebacker Christian Jones collapsed from the right and caused Brown’s head to snap back violently. It was akin to a car crash, causing most of the announced 74,909 in attendance to gasp before settling to a low murmur as trainers worked on the quarterback, who has been so plagued by injuries that he was granted a sixth year of eligibility. “It was tough,” center Sal Conaboy said. “Didn’t really know what was going on, didn’t really see the hit, so I just kind of turned around, saw him on the ground. It was tough to see a friend down on the ground like that. It’s always tough when you see a teammate go down.” Most Terps, including coach Randy Edsall and backup quarterback Caleb Rowe, said

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COACH SASHO CIROVSKI (right), forward Jake Pace (left) and the Terps won their third consecutive game Friday night over Boston College, 2-1. christian jenkins/the diamondback Alex Kapp made a quality save to keep the deficit at one. The Eagles caught the Terps on the counterattack several times over the last 10 minutes of regulation and nearly scored the equalizer. With 45 seconds remaining in the game, Steffen was forced to make a charging save, his fourth of the game, on a wide-open shot to ensure a Terps victory.

sure, Winston operated with a surgical precision to dismantle the secondary. Four Seminoles caught at least four passes for 55 yards, and they outgained the Terps, 614-234. The Seminoles offensive line pushed the Terps’ front seven around, too, as running b a c k D e vo n t a Fr e e m a n rushed for 63 of Florida State’s 183 rushing yards. The Terps, on the other hand, couldn’t get anything going and rushed for just 33 yards. Running back Jacquille Veii was the Terps’ leading rusher with 15 yards, and all of those came with the game well out of reach. Brandon Ross, who started at running back, rushed just three times for minus-1 yard. The loss was a shocking result for a team expecting to make a statement in a nationally televised game. In the end, the Terps left Tallahassee defeated but looking to their next game as a chance to right Saturday’s wrongs. “It’s how you expected a 63-point loss to be,” Farrand said. “It’s quiet, and everybody’s upset. But I know we’re going to bring all this anger and what we have in us right now, we’re definitely going to bring it and put it into Virginia next week.”

“2-0 is a delicate lead,” Cirovski said. “And when you don’t get that third goal, teams think they still have [a] chance, and they did [tonight] and they came back and made it interesting. That’s still part of the process for this team, but we’re getting better. It’s always nice to learn something while you win the game.”

gives up a lead, but Meharg’s timeout with 9:22 left helped her team recover. “You only have two timeouts in a hockey game: You get one, the other team gets one and you get halftime, so it’s our little opportunity to be a basketball coach,” Meharg said. “I don’t think it’s any secret that when you’re behind, you need to surprise them and start coming from different angles in your press.” Witmer, who missed last weekend’s matches while training with the U.S. national team, made the key plays coming out of that timeout and in overtime, but the Terps were also aided by a Tar Heels mistake in the extra period. North Carolina midfielder Kristy Bernatchez received a yellow card after she tripped forward Katie Gerzabek near midfield in the fourth minute of overtime. That put the Terps a player up for five minutes, which led to Witmer’s game-clinching goal. The Terps win came on what Meharg called “an emotional


Terrapins field hockey coach day” because of the team’s history with North Carolina. The two teams that combined to win seven straight national championships from 2005 to 2011 won’t be ACC opponents in the future, but they are already scheduled to play each other for at least the next two years. The latest edition of the rivalry certainly didn’t disappoint. North Carolina outshot the Terps on Saturday and kept them off the scoreboard for the game’s first 62 minutes. In the end, though, the Terps’ 26th-year coach made a crucial adjustment, and the team’s AllAmerican forward made the vital plays to escape with a victory. “It’s hard not to love the outcome,” Meharg said. “It came down to the team and the player that were going to make this day end.”



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Brown knocked out of Saturday’s loss after concussion; status for Virginia matchup uncertain By Daniel Gallen @danieljtgallen Senior staff writer


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It had the makings of a The most discouraging part of the Terrapins football team’s 63-0 loss at then-No. 8 Florida State on Saturday was how quickly things snowballed. The Terps offensive line was horrid, their secondary couldn’t cover anybody and quarterback C.J. Brown was concussed on what could have been an illegal hit. Each of those issues compounded the previous one, and the Terps never made the key play to halt their downward spiral. Early in the game, the Terps looked like they could hang with the Seminoles, as they forced punts on three of Florida State’s first four possessions. Once the Seminoles got into a rhythm and found the end zone on their fifth drive, though, things catapulted out of control. Florida State would score touchdowns on its next seven possessions in remarkably easy fashion. So now that the Terps’ inability to respond to struggles has ruined the most significant game in coach Randy Edsall’s tenure, the Terps See KASINITZ, Page 7

typical C.J. Brown play. The Terrapins football quarterback would slip out of the pocket, avoid a rusher and fire the ball downfield. He might take a hit, but he would pop right back up like he’d done through the first month of the season. It’s how things worked during the then-No. 25 Terps’ 4-0 start. But in Saturday’s 63-0 loss at then-No. 8 Florida State, Brown didn’t get up after taking a vicious hit from Seminoles nose guard Jacobbi McDaniel. He knelt on the Doak Campbell Stadium turf with his head on the ground. Trainers came out and rolled Brown onto his back, his legs splayed out. After about three minutes, he got up and walked straight to the locker room. He suffered a concussion, and his status is uncertain for this weekend. At the time, the Terps trailed the Seminoles, 14-0, in a tentative tug-of-war. One big play could bring them back into a game in a hostile QUARTERBACK C.J. BROWN (top) was 6-of-14 for 82 yards before he exited Saturday’s game with a concussion. Quarterback Caleb Rowe (bottom) replaced him and was 9-of-17 for 119 yards in the 63-0 loss at Florida State. photos courtesy of riley shaaber/fsview

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Jane’s play early on helps Terps withstand late goal Boston College can’t complete second-half comeback By Daniel Popper @danielrpopper Staff writer For the third straight game at Ludwig Field, the Terrapins men’s soccer team held a convincing 2-0 lead late in regulation Friday night. For 70 minutes, the Terps dominated conference foe Boston College, establishing a clean and fluid possession game. The backline — playing with

midfielder Jereme Raley at right back instead of defender Chris Odoi-Atsem — looked structured and poised, bottling any Eagles counterattacks without getting beat over the top. But, just as they did Tuesday against Tulsa, the Terps surrendered a late second-half goal with a two-goal advantage. Still, the No. 8 Terps’ efficient play early in the match was enough, as they hung on to beat the Eagles, 2-1, for

their third straight win. “I think we got too comfortable and complacent because we thought we won the game,” midfielder Sunny Jane said. “[Coach Sasho Cirovski] always says we have to play every play, and I don’t feel like we did that in the second half at all. Defensive wise, we’ve got to get better and start taking care of the ball better See eagles, Page 7

midfielder sunny jane (right) had an assist in the Terps’ 2-1 victory against Boston College on Friday. christian jenkins/the diamondback


Meharg’s adjustment, Witmer’s goals key overtime win Coach calls late timeout; All-American forward scores in regulation, overtime as Terps defeat archrivals By Aaron Kasinitz @AaronKazreports Senior staff writer With less than 10 minutes remaining in Saturday’s match at North Carolina, Terrapins field hockey coach Missy Meharg used her only timeout. The No. 1 Terps, who entered the contest averaging 5.2 goals per game, were having trouble breaking through the No. 3 Tar Heels’ potent defense and trailed 1-0. So Meharg aimed to re-energize her team and made a slight tacti-

cal adjustment to enhance the pressure on the North Carolina defense. “We wanted to change our formation,” forward Jill Witmer said. “It was more of an attack formation so we could get a goal.” The move paid off. Less than three minutes after the timeout, Witmer, a three-time All-American, redirected a shot from forward Mieke Hayn into the net for the Terps’ first goal, forcing overtime. In the extra period, the aggressive play continued, and Witmer scored again to give

the Terps (11-0, 3-0 ACC) a 2-1 victory over rival North Carolina (9-2, 1-2). On her game-winning tally, Witmer took a pass from defender Ali McEvoy and weaved past the Tar Heels defense before firing a shot into the net for her ninth goal of the season. “Jill’s a world-class player,” Meharg said. “She’s going to put it away.” Though the Terps outlasted North Carolina thanks to Meharg’s adjustment and Witmer’s talent, the ACC’s top-ranked defense created problems for the Terps throughout the game.

Meharg’s team attempted one offtarget shot in the first half. North Carolina, meanwhile, put some pressure on the Terps defense, but goalkeeper Natalie Hunter made a pair of first-half saves to preserve a scoreless tie entering halftime. The deadlock was typical of the Terps-Tar Heels rivalry. Two of the nation’s most consistently dominant programs traditionally play tight, heated contests. By halftime, it was clear that Saturday’s tilt was no different.

“We always are prepared, when we are playing Carolina, that it’s going to be a really hard game a physical fight,” Witmer said. “It really showed in that game.” The Tar Heels got on the board first when midfielder Marta Malmberg slapped a loose ball into the net after a penalty corner nearly 13 minutes into the second half. It’s not often North Carolina, which entered the matchup allowing one goal per game, See HEELS, Page 7


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