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Groups to present plans for living, retail spaces

For now, higher ed safe from shutdown

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Uncertainty could lead to harmful effects later

While downtown College Park has seen much development in recent years, the city’s northern parts are also set to see changes if two plans for living and retail spaces are successful. For the past several years, developers and local lawmakers have been negotiating terms for Monument Village and Metropolitan, which will bring new apartments, town homes and some retail about a mile from the campus, just north of the bridge over University Boulevard. After efforts were stymied by the economic downturn, official plans for the two mixed-use projects will be presented to the City Council sometime within the next month, according to senior city planner Miriam Bader. The Washington region has seen strong rental growth in the past few years, including in College Park apartment communities, said Ben Butler, project manager for Metropolitan Development Group. He believes the market is strong enough to support the development of his project and Monument Village at the same time. “We think that the competition in this area is healthy and will benefit both developments,” he said. Metropolitan Development Group plans to start construction in spring 2014, Butler said. It is going through the county approval process and they are revising their detailed site plan. The Monument Village Development is also working to get its detailed site plan approved. That project could break ground as early as this winter, said Monument Village spokesman Alan Hew. Both Monument Village and Metropolitan were hit by the economic downturn during the 2007-09 recession and have undergone major changes since they were first introduced. A single developer was

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Developers could rework city’s north

dabbing is a form of marijuana consumption in which users heat a glass pipe to smoke concentrated hash oil. When this university student (above) inhales the recently popular vaporized butane hash oil, he feels an almost instant high, he said. ellie silverman/for the diamondback

a dab will do you Powerful ‘dabs’ form of marijuana consumption gains popularity in state By Talia Richman @talirichman Staff writer EDITOR’S NOTE: Because this article discusses the use of illicit substances, some names have been changed to protect privacy. Empty D.P. Dough delivery boxes and crumpled Taco Bell wrappers lay strewn across the floor of the fraternity’s satellite house. The electronic beats of Super Smash Bros. provided background music as one student pulled out a blowtorch. “Hey, try this,” he said to another student. Will, a freshman who was considering pledging the fraternity, put his mouth to the glass pipe and inhaled. “I love everything about weed,” said Will, a psychology major. “So why not this?” Butane hash oil, a mix of cannabinoids extracted

from a marijuana plant and blasted with butane, has been smoked on the West Coast for decades. But recently, the drug, often known as “dabs,” has gained popularity in this state and the region. A single dab of the oil can contain up to 90 percent THC, compared to strong strains of marijuana that contain an average of 25 percent, said John Hall, a detective sergeant with the Maryland State Police. Because of its potency, Hall calls the drug “the crack of marijuana.” Its presence is evident among university students: Will said he was invited to dab at four different fraternities this semester. “This summer is when it became incredibly popular here,” said Edward, a junior communication major who said he dabs at least once a day. “I am someone who smokes a lot, but I See dabbing, Page 2

Despite grim predictions from experts, the government shutdown hasn’t severely affected higher education, and there have been few repercussions for students receiving financial aid. But that’s not to say there isn’t cause for concern on the higher education front, said Sarah Bauder, university financial aid director. There are more indirect consequences, she said, and she has seen a number of students whose parents are federal employees or contractors who are uncertain of their ability to make payments on time. W h i l e t h e s h utd o w n h a s n’t stretched long enough to push up against any payment deadlines, Bauder said the uncertainty surrounding when the government will open back up and allow furloughed workers to retu rn to a steady income has prompted the financial aid office to extend deadlines and circumvent Washington politics with “creative financing.” “We don’t know what the future holds,” Bauder said. And given the highly partisan nature of Congress recently, the uncertain atmosphere may not change anytime soon. Even if Congress does address the shutdown, it won’t do much to prevent any future standoffs or political brinkmanship. “We’re going to be here again,” Bauder said. “This is not the last time we’re going to see these types of issues unless the government, the House and the Senate come to a resolution.” What bothers Bauder, however, transcends higher education issues.

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Picturing College Park humans

University scientists cheer Nobel Prize for Higgs boson Teams worked toward discovery for years

Photo project aims to document student life

By Joe Antoshak @Mantoshak Staff writer

By Madeleine List @madeleine_list Staff writer Getting to know the more than 37,000 students at this university may be an impossible feat, but senior Minh Pho is attempting to document the entire student population — one photograph at a time. Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, a blog dedicated to capturing New York City inhabitants through photographs and captions, Pho, an education major, started a similar project of his own this semester: Humans of College Park. Aiming to tell stories of people on the ca mpus, Pho posts portraits, along with quotes or anecdotes, taken from his conversations with subjects on his project’s Facebook page.

minh pho, founder of Humans of College Park, tells people’s stories on the photo project’s Facebook page. The blog Humans of New York inspired the education major to capture student life. james levin/the diamondback “I want to try to make each interaction unique to that person, but it can be hard if you don’t know anything about them,” Pho said. He generally starts off asking basic questions — “What’s your major?” — before getting into more specific questions about their lives. But so far, he said, only about 10 percent of the people he approaches will let him photograph and interview them. “In the beginning, it was a little bit of a letdown,” he said. “I figured on a college campus people would be more friendly and receptive to a random


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person coming up and striking up a conversation.” He hopes people will become more enthusiastic once the project gets increased exposure, he said. “I would love it to be well-known around campus so if I say, ‘Humans of College Park,’ people know exactly what I’m talking about,” he said. Showcasing the diversity and uniqueness of students on the campus could help dispel stereotypes — like those suggesting communication See HUMANS, Page 2

Although Peter Higgs and Francois Englert were the only scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in physics last week in honor of their work uncovering the Higgs boson particle, they weren’t the only ones who celebrated the gesture. Thousands of scientists from around the world assisted in research leading to the eventual discovery of the Higgs particle last year, including 22 from this university. Nicholas Hadley, a physics professor and chairman of a U.S. collaboration board, said he started working on Higgs research when his previous project with another particle collider, the Texas-based Superconducting Super Collider, was canceled due to budget constraints in 1993. In hunting for the Higgs, Hadley represented the interests of more

than 600 U.S. scientists as the highest-ranking elected chairman on the country’s Compact Muon Solenoid detector experiment team. The CMS is another particle collider located in Switzerland, and it was the site of experiments that contributed to Higgs’ and Englert’s discovery. “It was a really exciting day for everyone involved with the experiment when we announced the discovery on July 4, 2012,” Hadley said. “To have 20 years of work finally pay off is a great feeling.” Higgs and Englert were selected for the Nobel Prize for theories they published almost 50 years ago that seemed to explain why essential building blocks of the universe have mass. But because scientists were unable to confirm the Higgs’ existence until last year, their theories could not be proven definitely. That is, until the Large Hadron Collider was completed in 2008. The LHC, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, operates at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, on the See HIGGS, Page 3




STAFF EDITORIAL: Save city’s green


AMANDA BYNES IS A MESS. IT’S OUR FAULT. Americans watch celebrities self-destruct with sick satisfaction, but it’s time to stop laughing and start considering their mental health P. 6

The proposed golf course redevelopment would take College Park in the opposite direction the city should go P. 4

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DABBING From PAGE 1 never had dabbing available to me until this summer.” Edward, who is on his fraternity’s executive board, said dabbing is most prevalent among upperclassmen because they typically live off the campus or in fraternity houses where students don’t have to hide the equipment from resident assistants. “Ever yone I k now t hat smokes weed has tried dabbing at least once,” he said. “We can find it if we want it, and we have a spot where we can do it. The blowtorch would be hard to have in a dorm.” Last Wednesday, Edward used a blowtorch to heat the top of a glass “oil-rig” pipe for about 10 seconds until it glowed. He used a nail-like metal object to pick up a small “dab” of the concentrated hash oil — which has the consistency of cold honey — and touched it

to the hot glass. He then inhaled the vaporized hash oil through the glass smoking device and felt an instantaneous high. “It’s like an adrenaline rush; it hits you really quick,” Edward said. “You feel it immediately. I just enjoy sitting here on this couch more.” The hit is harsher — and better — than anything Will said he’s smoked before. “It’s such a better high,” Will said. “Once you’ve done it, you know you’d rather do dabs than smoke a joint. It feels at least three times more intense than a bong.” For people who aren’t frequent smokers, the intensity can be overwhelming — the Fredericksburg Patch reported an increase in hospitalizations because of cannabis overdoses. “The high levels of THC will cause your body to shut down,” Hall said. “Your body just can’t regulate that much THC.” Will said he can handle the effects because he has a high tol-

DABBING uses a mix of cannabinoids extracted from a marijuana plant to generate an intense high. Left, a student heats a glass oil-rig pipe until it glows. Then, he uses a metal nail-like object, right, to pick up a dab of hash oil. A single dab can contain up to 90 percent THC, compared to strong strains of marijuana, which are about 25 percent. ellie silverman/for the diamondback erance level — he smokes marijuana about five times a week. But his friend is a more casual smoker and passed out after dabbing for the first time. Will had to carry him back to his dorm. But the potential danger doesn’t lie only in the drug itself. Butane, the substance used to extract the oil from the marijuana plant, is a highly flammable gas. Since Sept. 29, three explosions have occurred in makeshift hash oil labs in Santa Cruz, Calif., one of the states where dabbing has been popular for longer than compared to this state. An Oct. 9

blast left a 29-year-old man with burns on about 40 percent of his body, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. And in 2012, a man died in a Livermore, Calif., hash oil explosion, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Edward said he isn’t aware of anyone in College Park who makes his or her own BHO. Instead, he and his friends buy it in Baltimore or Washington. He used to order it from California through Silk Road, an online drug marketplace, before the FBI shut it down Oct. 1. There have been no incidents involving BHO on this

university’s campus, and University Police officers are not very familiar with dabbing, University Police spokeswoman Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said. In other parts of the state, though, state police have seized hash oil on the highway; they stopped a car along 1-95 in Cecil County this summer, accord i ng to t he Towson Patch. “We haven’t seen a whole lot of it, but college kids are always the ones who are up on the cutting-edge stuff,” Hall said. Despite officials’ growing knowledge of the drug, Edward

said he isn’t worried. “People in law enforcement are starting to be more aware of it and trying to stop it, but they’re doing just as good a job with that as everything else,” Edward said. For some students who smoke marijuana frequently, simply achieving a normal level of high isn’t enough anymore — BHO takes them back to the feeling they had when they first started smoking. “I can get to a higher high now,” Will said.

HUMANS From PAGE 1 majors are slackers or soccer fans are mean, said Karthik Menta, a university alumnus and friend of Pho’s. This project gives a more in-depth view of students and shows they are more complex than their labels, he said. As Humans of College Park spreads to more people, Pho said he hopes the university community will appear more personable to students who feel isolated on a campus with so many people. “By talking to people and showcasing the individuals we have around campus, it might make campus seem smaller and friendlier,” Pho said. “You walk around and you see all these people, and if you talk to one of them, they could be a potential friend.” Hannah Methvin, a senior English and studio art major, said she enjoys being able to get a sense of people she may never meet. “Projects like Humans of New York are really cool since you can’t meet everybody in the world,” Methvin said. “It’s kind of interesting to see little snippets of what people are like.” Using a photo to tell someone’s story could make him or

HUMANS OF COLLEGE PARK aims to document the 37,000 students at this university through photos and showcase the diversity of the campus community. photos courtesy of minh pho her more relatable, Pho said. “If you just read a story, it could apply to anyone,” he said. “If you see the face that goes with it, sometimes it’ll surprise you — what the person’s story is and what they look like.” Facebook, the project’s platform, encourages sharing and dialogue, Menta said. “This is a new avenue for storytelling,” he said. “This project takes advantage of the fact that we are in the social media age.” For people who might not have time to read an entire article, photos can be a simple way to present a story, Methvin said. A photo, she added, can sometimes capture reality

better than other art forms. “It’s so d i f ferent t h a n drawing or painting because you have less control over your subjects,” she said. P h o d o e s n’t e x p e c t to finish the project before he graduates. Instead, he hopes to find someone with just as much passion and enthusiasm as he has to take over. He also hopes it will expand to cover the entire city of College Park. “I don’t want this to stop after I graduate,” he said. “I want it to keep building into something bigger and bigger.”

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ROTC braces for shutdown hit Classes still running but officials expect military money woes By Ellie Silverman @thedbk For The Diamondback Two herniated discs and back surgery did not halt Robert Knieriem’s dream of serving in the military — the government shutdown did. “My medical waiver [for my back surgery] was just sent through, and once I get cleared for that, I receive all my benefits,” the freshman finance and marketing major said. “Then the government shutdown happened, so I haven’t gotten any of the money yet.” Knieriem has a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to the university. His scholarship includes tuition, a stipend for books and another miscellaneous stipend. However, due to the government shutdown, Knieriem, as well as other ROTC students on the campus, has not received any of the benefits he was promised because his medical waiver has yet to be processed. “It’s definitely [worrisome] because I’m not getting this money I thought I would be getting,” he said. “You think to yourself, ‘How long is this going to last? If this lasts another month, am I going to be fine by myself?’” The government shutdown does not just affect those who were promised certain benefits. The ROTC is

forced to operate without all of the government vehicles it uses on a daily basis, impacting every campus ROTC student’s ability to train normally. “We can’t buy supplies, so depending on what supplies a unit needs, it is possible they can’t purchase things that help them,” said Bill Urban, Defense Department spokesman. The university’s ROTC program uses government vehicles to transport valuable equipment, gear and other training aides. Without access to these vehicles, optional training courses such as the Ranger Challenge, a national competition for ROTC programs, have been unable to continue. “We have events where we go out and compete against other schools. We have one of those coming up on Oct. 24th. Not having the vehicles will prevent us from doing that,” said Lt. Col. Curtis Burrell, this university’s Army ROTC director. However, being unable to use government vehicles seems to be the least of cadets’ and professors’ concerns about the shutdown. Normally, juniors and seniors in the Army ROTC are contracted, meaning they are obligated to serve in the Army, have more responsibilities and receive a stipend for their duties. Because of the government shutdown, cadets are not receiving their pay, and Burrell has not been able to contract anyone about the issue. “The government shutdown has affected me and some other cadets because as junior cadets, we are

waiting to be contracted,” said Ryan Scott, a junior kinesiology major. “That means for us, once we are contracted cadets we start getting the military stipend and we owe the military time and service because we are working to become an officer.” Burrell said he understood the hardships imposed upon juniors like Scott who are unable to receive their stipends. “The big thing is money,” Burrell said. “For juniors, you’re looking at $450 a month, which helps buy a few groceries and pay the rent, so it has a pretty significant effect for some of them.” Not only has the shutdown affected Scott financially, but it has set back his training. “As a National Guard soldier, you train one weekend a month and two weeks out of the year. We try to fit a lot in to those two days in the weekend,” he said. “We’re missing valuable training time and drill pay that we should be getting.” Despite these obstacles, educational classes have been able to resume normally due to the university’s commitment to its ROTC program, Burrell said. “The university has been great. They are really working with us,” he said. “They haven’t put any late fees on anyone who has been affected by [the government shutdown].” Cadets have still been able to receive their education despite the fact that the government has not sent their tuition money to the university. However, these students still have to deal with other financial respon-

HIGGS the metropolitan development would sit north of campus on Route 1. courtesy of lessard design

DEVELOPers From PAGE 1 originally planning both Monument Village and Metropolitan, though they are now split between two different developers. Metropolitan Development Group and Monument Realty, the Washington-based development group planning Monument Village, both significantly reduced their retail space in the latest plans. “Their project will come in a little bit smaller than originally planned,” College Park City Councilman Robert Catlin said. “[Monument Village and Metropolitan] are both very attractive, and I think they’ll provide a good start at revitalizing the northern part of Route 1.” Monument Realty decreased the original proposed retail space by about 80 percent — it will be 4,800 square feet, down from 25,000 square feet originally. They also increased the number of apartments to 235, up from 200 units, and replaced fourstory town homes with a designated green space, Bader said. Metropolitan Development Group also reduced their retail space along Route 1 to about 4,000 square feet, down from more than 40,000 square feet. The remaining retail space will include a coffee shop, dry cleaners and other stores that will benefit the locals, Butler said. There will also be 55 town homes behind the

apartments, Bader said. “Now, they just don’t see the market to support that kind of retail,” Bader said. “They’ve done housing studies and do see the market for that.” Although these communities may attract some students, Monument Village and Metropolitan are not advertising their residences for students, Catlin said. The apartments will be sold as units, not by the bedroom, like the leases of many developments near the campus. Catlin estimated that the cost of living for Metropolitan might be more than $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and roughly $2,000 for a twobedroom unit — less expensive than the Domain, the newest apartment community, located on Campus Drive. However, the costs are comparable to the Camden apartments near IKEA. Carlos Arias, an off-campus housing consultant and junior sociology major, said if these new developments were to try to cater to students, they would have to keep rent rates relatively low. “With the construction of these new housing developments, there will be more options for student-friendly off-campus communities,” he said. “But with an already large amount of housing near the university, the developers might have to consider being more flexible on pricing.”

From PAGE 1 border between France and Switzerland. Scientists finally observed the Higgs in the LHC. Drew Baden, a physics professor who started researching the Higgs with the CMS team in 1999, said that though the particle’s existence was not announced until July 2012, scientists were already fairly certain of its existence months before. “Close doesn’t count in physics, so we had to make sure we got it right,” he said. This university’s scientists worked specifically on the CMS detector. The accelerator operates by shooting two high-energy particle beams at each other near the speed of light over a

SHUTDOWN From PAGE 1 She’s more c onc e r n e d with the public’s growing complacency concerning Congress’ obstinacy and lawmakers’ continued unwillingness to compromise on key issues. Congress has been on the brink of shutdowns before and faced the prospect of hitting the debt ceiling and defaulting on U.S. debts so often that the public has grown numb to the continued political theater, she said. “I don’t like the feeling that people are a little bit complacent about having been here,” Bauder said.

The University ROTC PROGRAM is headquartered in Cole Field House and is a source for education as well as income for some ROTC students, who rely on military stipends to pay for groceries and rent. ellie silverman/for the diamondback sibilities, such as rent, which their stipends usually cover. “I’ve had cadets come in and say they can’t pay their rent,” he said. “If you’re that cadet who is not getting that money for your rent, [the effects of the government shutdown are] huge.” In addition, Brian Bertges, coordinator for Veteran Student Life, said if the shutdown was to continue through late October, these stipend payments would be suspended. The government shutdown reaches further than ROTC on the campus when it comes to the military. Many student veterans receive medical care at Veterans Affairs clinics, but because of the shutdown, these services are not functioning effectively. “[Veteran Affairs clinics] are seeing slowdowns. Some clinics are not operating at full staff because it’s just essential staff right now, so they might be finding it difficult to get the medical care they need,” said Marsha

Guenzler-Stevens, director of student affairs. “It is inevitable that our students will feel that impact.” At this time, university officials are not worried because they don’t expect the shutdown to last much longer, Guenzler-Stevens said. However, if it does continue, they are prepared. In 2010, the university faced a similar situation when veteran benefits, including tuition money, were not being administered in a timely fashion by the government, GuenzlerStevens said. “We had one instance with the post-9/11 G.I. Bill where payments were slow. There was even a period of time veterans did not receive pay,” she said. “However, we worked with the students, let them register for classes without tuition and even provided emergency loans. We made sure the students didn’t suffer.”

27-kilometer path. The beams then collide precisely at four different particle detector sites, which measure a particle’s speed, mass and charge. Scientists use that information to identify particles and search for specific ones, such as the particle Higgs and Englert hypothesized. Scientists had a good idea of what the Higgs would look like; they just needed to physically prove it. With the LHC, physicists were finally able to observe what had already been predicted in the Higgs theory. These detectors are made of subdetectors, which this university’s scientists, such as physics professor Sarah Eno, spent time developing. Code she wrote was used for the hadron calorimeter, a subdetector that measures the energy of particles such as protons and neutrons, she said.

T he pa rticipation from scientists across the globe in pursuit of the Higgs made it a unique experience, Eno added. “I like to say I can go to any industrialized nation and pick up the phone and have dinner with friends,” she said. Eno said the discovery of the long-sought-for particle, as well as last week’s Nobel decorating, have been two great moments in her life. “It’s like being a kid again,” she said. “Like how you feel on Christmas when you’re 5 years old.” During the research process, professors from this university even brought some undergraduate students, including junior mathematics and physics major Brian McPea k, to ex perience CERN’s atmosphere. McPeak, who spent two weeks at CERN in summer 2012,

said the lab was highly professional, but the project scientists were nonetheless helpful and understanding of his and his peers’ lack of experience. During the trip, he collected and observed data and helped calibrate a calorimeter. He considered the opportunity invaluable, though he also learned he was more interested in the theoretical side of physics than the experimental. Though McPeak is one of a small number of college students who can say they helped find the Higgs, he did not consider his first trip to the lab positioned less than 30 minutes outside of Geneva to be a career peak. “It’s not unlikely that I’ll end up back at CERN,” he said. “Hopefully, this is the first of many things like this.”


Washington is so broken and dysfunctional that it cannot be fixed, only ignored or ridiculed,” the statement said. The statement further put the burden on the higher education community to avoid falling into this line of thinking and encouraged officials to use their institutions to counter the current narrative on Capitol Hill. “We call on higher education institutions around the country to engage in conversations, lectures, and events, both on and off campus, that bring together students, business and community leaders, and the public,” the statement said. “We should focus attention on the processes that ensure responsible government and sound budget policy.” Bauder said we are in a “wait

and hold” pattern, a dangerous place given that the debate over raising the debt ceiling is heating up. This week, the government could reach the debt ceiling, a statutory limit on how much Congress can borrow, and failure to raise the ceiling would precipitate a default on U.S. debt. This would be without precedent, and many experts see such an event being followed by economic calamity. Such a possibility, Bauder said, would hinder the government from fulfilling funding commitments to universities, and could impact any students who take advantage of federal financial aid channels.


Financial aid office director This is an issue that has also irked higher education organizations such as the American Council on Education. In a statement last week, ACE president Molly Corbett Broad, in cooperation with several other organizations, criticized public attitudes toward the U.S. government in its current form. “We are deeply concerned by the growing resignation of the American people to this ‘new normal’: the idea that

Capital Bikeshare stations to arrive spring 2014 City, school, company officials work out dispute over installation, operation costs By Holly Cuozzo @emperorcuozzco Staff writer Capital Bikeshare could finally be coming to College Park. After months of effort, local lawmakers tentatively plan to open the service Feb. 1 — just in time for spring. Capital Bikeshare, a bike rental service, offers the use of more than 1,800 bikes in more than 200 stations in the Washington, Montgomery County and Arlington and Alexandria, Va., areas, according to

the service’s website. Implementing this program in College Park will bring a total of 10 stations into the city, six of which will be on the campus and one at the College Park Metro station. Once rented, a bike can then be parked at any other Capital Bikeshare station. Customers can choose between a membership plan for frequent users and temporary passes, plus extra fees depending on how long the bike is out. Prices range from $7 for a 24-hour pass to $75 for an annual membership, plus

usage fees. For all customers, the first half-hour of riding is free, and Department of Transportation Services spokeswoman Beverly Malone said she is currently looking into a student discount. The program was originally set to come to College Park during the spring 2013 semester, but DOTS, along with other College Park entities, couldn’t agree on a price with Alta Bicycle Share, the company that runs Capital Bikeshare. They have since worked out the kinks in the yearlong contract, Malone said, and the details will be finalized in about a month. Hosting the Bikeshare sites will cost about $400,000 in capital costs, which include purchasing the

bikes and putting in stations, and about $160,000 to run and maintain the program. Officials settled on a one-year time frame to test community responses. “The object is especially to help connect the Metro station with downtown and then the campus in a way that is not done currently,” said Terry Schum, the city’s planning director. The university already offers similar programs, such as semester-long bike rentals through the Campus Bike Shop, but some students may not be sure if biking is their transportation mode of choice. This is where Capital Bikeshare comes in, Malone said. “People get out there and realize

it’s not as sweaty as they thought,” she said. In addition, she noted, research of the program shows that many people who start using Capital Bikeshare eventually buy bikes of their own. Executives hope to get more people riding bikes in the College Park area, whether the bike is theirs or not. “One of the big reasons I came here was to go to D.C. all of the time,” said Karthik Gopalan, a junior computer science and physics major and bike shop mechanic. “It’d be sweet to be able to ride to D.C. and not have to worry about your bike getting stolen. I could definitely see people using it.”





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The Maryland Golf Course Coalition, an offshoot of Friends of the University of Maryland Golf Course, formed in July shortly after Loh responded to Gibbons indicating the university would consider any of the firm’s further submissions regarding or pertaining to the proposal. The coalition, a 10-member committee publicly backed by a number of state senators and representatives, has voiced strong opposition to the plans since their inception.


College Park is at a crossroads, and a proposed golf course redevelopment would take the city down the wrong path. Last week, 16 state and local lawmakers sent Gibbons a letter urging him to reconsider the proposal, citing concerns over the plans’ violation of “smart growth” principles, discrepancies with existing projects and potential harm to a valued campus green space. Overall, the worries outlined in the letter appear well-founded. Though Greenberg Gibbons hopes to streamline the bottleneck traffic long plaguing the city, endeavors to revitalize the Route 1 corridor with upscale housing and retail have long been in place. Introducing a divergent factor into the mix could further complicate an already drawn-out undertaking. Moreover, enticing commuters to the shopping center could create the exact traffic problems the firm is attempting to mitigate. In addition, as one of just 14 certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries

in the state, the golf course provides a valuable natural area and wildlife habitat, not only for the immediate community but also for the entire region. Green space is frankly more pleasant to look at than parking lots. With this university’s commitment to sustainability and minimizing its environmental footprint, it’s surprising that administrators would consider compromising such a mission in favor of expanding urban sprawl. The economic boons the golf course offers the university shouldn’t be ignored, either. The course hosts about 35,000 rounds of golf each year, including the state high school championships. For many of those students, these games provide their first introduction to the university. Furthermore, about half of the 60 to 70 fundraising events the course hosts each year directly benefit the university’s various colleges and athletic teams. After the university invested $3.5 million in 2009 to upgrade the course, the redevelopment plans seem almost wasteful. Though it’s unclear exactly what areas of the course the proposal affects, tarnishing any of it seems outdated and wrong. Regardless of individual opinions about the future of the golf course, most everyone should agree that College Park is in flux. We support bold, transformative visions for the future of the university and city, not transit-oriented shopping in a nontransit area. Redeveloping the golf course into yet another desert of concrete and commerce would be great for suburban car-drivers looking for big box stores — but not for the university community.

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of how staunch individuality and democracy can be fundamentally opposing forces. Recently, I watched a clip from J i m my K i m m e l L i ve ’s p o p u l a r segment “Lie Witness News” that asked a handful of people on the street whether they supported Obamacare (gasp!) or the Affordable Care Act. While those are in fact the same thing, that didn’t stop people from picking one over the other. Responses such as, “I just don’t support the whole … Obamacare … thing” sound less like conscious, informed decisions and more like the recitation of sound bites from that week’s edition of Fox & Friends. American politics has a long history of courageous dissenting minorities succeeding in creating change. While change can start with one person following his individual beliefs, people have and will always need the support of others to see their plans through. Individual idealism aside, the U.S. political system is designed for people to accomplish tasks in groups. And as anyone who went through middle school knows, varying degrees of individuality must be sacrificed for groups to be effective. Our political system’s reliance on groups is a critical protection against harmful extremism. However, an illusion exists in modern American politics that our government should work to protect individualism above all else. In reality, adherence to unbridled individualism causes catastrophes like the one we’re in now. We arrive at a crossroads, it seems. While I’m claiming individuality is bad for democracy, I’m also criticizing those who go along with the opinions of others. Perhaps this is just my naivety speaking, but I would hope citizens and politicians would be able to think critically about their personal values and then weigh those against the greater political good with which their job is concerned. Of course, in the idealized bubble of college government classes, this is always easier said than done.

Democracy: It’s about as American as trashy reality television and McDonald’s fries. This representative system of government has long been hailed as a beacon of individual liberties, none so much exemplified as here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. In theory, citizens have the freedom to research and come to independent conclusions about their government and act accordingly. Individuality and government swirled into one entity? Sounds great! But is it? Such idealistic views of democracy ignore perhaps the greatest tenet of a representative system — the consent of the majority. While protections exist to uphold the rights of the minority, power ultimately aligns with the views of the majority. As it should, right? With a never-ending variety of differing opinions, shouldn’t a government uphold the views of at least most of its people? Would we really want to live in a country where groups like the Westboro Baptist Church could hold serious political clout? I know I wouldn’t. In an imperfect world, our current setup seems like the best system. However, this approach leaves little room for individuality. A system that seemingly allows citizens the freedom to believe in whatever we choose has condensed this immense political spectrum into just two parties. Essentially, you have three choices: Republican, Democrat or nothing. Look no further than the recent political debacle to see this duality in action. A minority group of congressional politicians who absolutely refused to compromise their beliefs has quite literally caused parts of the U.S. government to stop working. Whether this is noble or shameful has been the subject of much recent debate, but let’s ignore the partisan differences for a moment. No matter Lauren Nurse is a junior government what side of the issue you stand and politics major. She can be reached on, this scenario is a clear example at LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Relay for Life’s impact on my life Every spring semester, this university hosts a Relay For Life event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. This event focuses on raising money for cancer research and those affected by the disease. During the event, there are sports tournaments, games and fun activities for those attending. While these activities are entertaining, Relay’s greatest benefit is the opportunity it provides those affected by cancer to heal and remember. Relay begins with an opening ceremony featuring the Relay board m e m b e rs a n d eve n t p l a n n e rs. They give encouraging speeches in support of cancer survivors in attendance, and then survivors walk a lap around the track to the applause of the rest of the participants. This encouraging beginning is one of hope for those fighting cancer and celebration for those who have survived the disease.

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ust from walking around the campus and city, it’s clear many minds and hands have crafted differing visions for College Park. The sparkling facade of The Enclave contrasts the plain panes of a Burger King and the trees of Paint Branch Trail. Over the past few years, this university has seen a host of redevelopment plans. Some, such as the longstagnant East Campus and Purple Line proposals, have met with little progress. Other projects, such as the construction of LGBT-friendly Prince Frederick Hall and the Physical Sciences Complex, have made noticeable strides toward completion. Whatever the timelines of those ventures, many regard them as offering future benefits to the university community. But earlier this year, the university faced a preliminary plan that could damage a longtime campus asset treasured by students, faculty, alumni and residents alike. In July, development firm Greenberg Gibbons presented an unsolicited preliminary idea to university President Wallace Loh that proposed building a $100 million “academic village” on the university golf course. The plans, which suggested rezoning about 50 acres of the 150-acre course, included constructing a transit-oriented shopping center and building roads that would more directly link the campus and Interstate 95. While Greenberg Gibbons has yet to submit a formal proposal — CEO Brian Gibbons said the firm remains undecided — the tentative existing plans have members of the university community from the golf team to state politicians up in arms. And they’re right to be upset. We are too.


The most emotional part of the night is the luminaria ceremony, which features speeches in honor of those lost to cancer as well as those fighting the illness and a candle lighting. Special luminaries purchased in honor of loved ones are placed around the track. Everyone in attendance then carries a candle around the track during a silent lap of reflection and remembrance. This time of silence and reflection can stretch for many laps of the track as all in attendance show their support for those around them and those they know who have been affected. While the donations toward cancer research are obviously a huge benefit of Relay, these opportunities to remember loved ones and spend time with others who have been affected by cancer are priceless. Being able to hug, talk or cry with loved ones in a safe environment is therapeutic and can help in the healing process. Remembering those who have been lost with others who share your pain can strengthen bonds or create new friendships that have a deeper meaning. Meeting people

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s the morning turned into early afternoon, my appetite began prodding me to pay it some attention. I gazed out of my window, contemplating whether I was willing to walk to Stamp and risk getting soaked by passing cars or if I should simply gut it out until the end of the day. I then thought about the dining hall and did a little online investigating of its offerings. You may ask: How do you not already know that? Well, I am not a student; as a matter of fact, the last time I was a student on the campus was in the ’80s! (Hey, I’m not old, just middle of the road! :-) ) While it was not the worst food in the world, I recalled the quality of food in my time as far less than exemplary. So for the first time in a few decades I decided to give it another shot. I walked over to the North Campus Dining Hall, looked around a little at the well-laid-out stations and decided to try the rotisserie chicken, stuffing, vegetables and carrot cake. As an information technology employee on the campus, I know that no matter what your position is, you are probably (hopefully) doing a very good job day in and day out, and sometimes it is nice to receive an accolade when it is warranted. Dining Services, based on what I observed and tasted, you have done a fantastic job in revitalizing food quality, efficiency and presentation. I was very pleased with my meal and it was clear that someone has really paid close attention to detail, taste and very reasonable prices. What a wonderful find for me! Now I have a better option and variety for my lunch time. Thank you very much for doing a great job. Emery Rudolph

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Amanda Bynes was once a skilled young actress, but did her childhood fame contribute to her adult dysfunction? A fan remembers her talent and hopes for her recovery By Joe Antoshak @mantoshak Staff writer Like many college-aged adults in the United States today, I can still remember my 6-year-old self nestled into the living room couch watching The Amanda Show after an arduous day in the first grade. What an unparalleled way to wind down, I thought, as Amanda shouted her special blend of silliness and non sequiturs — the type that can only ever be fully understood by elementary school kids and recreational drug users — from inside my television. In the early 2000s, Amanda Bynes was a unique breed of hero. Her sketches felt eons ahead of anything else my friends and I had ever seen, and it didn’t seem as though

she cared what adults thought of her (as if their oldness could even begin to get in the way of her genius). She was distinctly our champion. Our parents had Letterman; we had Bynes. This has all changed drastically over the past couple of years. Starting with a slew of traffic violations, evolving through a Twitter-chronicled meltdown and climaxing in an eventual arrest, Bynes has become a laughingstock. Gone are the days of bringing in the dancing lobsters, traded instead for tweets such as “drake is gorgeous,” or “My Life Revolves Around My Nose Jobs Until My Nose Is Finished.” Although she continues to amuse, fans are no longer laughing with Bynes. Instead, they laugh at the bong she allegedly threw out her 36thfloor apartment window or at

the fire she started in an elderly stranger’s suburban driveway. Bynes’ behavior is so outlandish that she can even make an act as terrifying as soaking a small dog in gasoline and nearly setting it ablaze a laughable comic dust-up. But maybe it’s time that we stop laughing at Bynes. After all, the woman has been in the spotlight since she started acting professionally at age 7. She secured a leading role in All That before she was in her teens, not to mention landing her eponymous show before the age most kids start high school. With a childhood like this, it was never difficult to predict that Bynes would develop problems in adulthood. Her admission to rehab seems to show trouble with addiction, and speculation of Bynes suffering from

schizophrenia have circulated around the Internet. The woman has legitimate health concerns, and we all share a small part of the blame. Let’s face it: Not even the quirkiest of quirky would act like Bynes simply for attention. She has real issues — not just the I’m-famousand-still-not-happy type. Here’s hoping that when she gets out of rehab she still holds same sense of humor as before — because it would be a personal catastrophe to realize now in young adulthood that one of my favorite childhood TV shows was founded on the exploitation of a child’s mental infirmity. To Amanda: Come back to the land of the living; we all miss you. This time, though, do it for your sake, not ours.

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Terps can’t overcome Crutcher’s absence in losses Team missed outside hitter’s dominant play during 3-0 road losses at Miami, Florida State over weekend By Joshua Needelman @JoshNeedelman Staff writer Coach Tim Horsmon realized his Terrapins volleyball team would need to operate differently once All-ACC o u ts i d e h i t te r A s h l e i g h Crutcher was sidelined with a rib injury. Crutcher had been leading the Terps in kills with 119 and was the team’s most reliable offensive option. Whenever the Terps needed a crucial point, the setter would often sky the ball her way. S t i l l , t h e Te r p s h a d success without her entering this weekend, posting a 2-2 ACC record during her absence. Their two losses in the Sunshine State this weekend, however, high-

lighted their inefficiencies. “Right now especially, we don’t have individuals that can take over a match,” Horsmon said. “For us, you have to do everything really, really well.” The Terps were swept by two of the ACC’s top programs this weekend. Miami leads the conference with a 6-0 record, while then-No. 21 Florida State is tied for second place with four other teams at 5-1. The Terps consistently failed to generate offensive production and rarely had momentum. Be fo re C r u tc h e r we n t down, the Terps relied on her and fellow outside hitter Mary Cushman on offense. The duo contributed the bulk of the team’s total attacks, and it worked. The Terps got off to an impressive 8-1 start,

including a stretch in which they won 18 of 21 sets. But when Crutcher injured her ribs before the Michigan Invitational, the Terps were forced to make adjustments. Middle blocker Adreené Elliott moved to the outside, where she has often looked confused and overmatched. In addition, outside hitter Emily Fraik suddenly had to transition from a supporting role to a offensive focal point. She recorded a careerhigh 18 kills against Clemson two weeks ago but scraped together eight kills over this weekend’s two matches. Even with the Terps’ recent struggles, the team could have been in an even worse situation. On Sept. 29, Cushman crumpled to the ground after

twisting her ankle. The senior was helped off the court and didn’t practice for a week. Luckily for the Terps, Cushman has been playing through the pain. Still, she is less dangerous without Crutcher, as the two acted as decoys for each other. Cushman pounded 11 and 10 kills against Florida State and Miami, respectively. “We put some things together and are trying some different things,” Horsmon said. “It’s not always easy, but we’re working through it. We’re getting better through it. We need to execute a little bit, even being uncomfortable.” With Elliott primarily playing on the outside, middle blockers Kelsey Hrebenach and Ashlyn MacGregor have received more


Terrapins volleyball coach playing time. MacGregor was named ACC Freshman of the Week last week after recording a .447 hitting percentage to go with 11 blocks. But after Miami routed the Terps on Friday, Horsmon moved Elliott back to the middle for Sunday’s match. The junior went on to record a career-high .636 hitting percentage, though the team failed to manufacture enough kills to win any set. The Terps have tried to m a ke u p fo r C r u tc h e r ’s absence the past three week-

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defense From PAGE 8 OUTSIDE LINEBACKER YANNIK CUDJOE-VIRGIL (51) exited Saturday’s game after attempting to tackle Virginia running back Kevin Parks (25).

injury From PAGE 8 pair ranked first and second in the nation in sacks. “He’s been showing that kind of effort ever since he got here,” coach Randy Edsall said after August’s open scrimmage, in which Cudjoe-Virgil recorded four sacks. “He’s a guy we’ve been thinking would be in the mix.” When the Terps released their depth chart for Saturday’s game at Wake Forest yesterday, freshman Yannick Ngakoue was listed as Whitfield’s backup at outside linebacker. Ngakoue, Washington’s top-ranked player in the class of 2013, has appeared in all six games this

season. He has one tackle, one interception and one pass defended in his short career. Cudjoe-Virgil became the second Terps outside linebacker to miss time this year. Redshirt junior Matt Robinson suffered a shoulder injury and will be out for three to four weeks. Junior Alex Twine started in his place Saturday, and freshman Cavon Walker is his backup. Cudjoe-Virgil had one of the most compelling storylines of the Terps’ early season success. He transferred to this university from Seton Hill, a Division II college in Greensburg, Pa., after graduating from Towson High School as a lightly recruited prospect. He paid his way through the

first semester of the 2012-13 school year as a walk-on for the Terps before being put on scholarship in his second semester. The Baltimore native became part of the Terps’ leadership council and competed with Whitfield for the starting job at outside linebacker during training camp. Though Whitfield was listed as the starter on the depth chart, both players were often on the field at the same time, especially during passing downs. “That’s a lot of pressure on the [opposing] offense because we have two different styles of pass rushing,” Cudjoe-Virgil said in September. “When a guy comes in fresh, you have to forget

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in the back. Being more alert and quicker.” Proper help-side defense becomes even more crucial without Howard, who could be counted on to stay in front of his man. Without Howard and Len, however, the Terps are a bit more versatile. Turgeon mentioned he thought the team would be able to use its athleticism by pressing, and he might run more zone defense this season, too. “I’d like to change our defenses more,” Turgeon said in late September. “We don’t have that big shot blocker this year, so I think being able to change our defenses would be good.” The Terps might need to get creative and see across-theboard production to make up for the loss of two talented defenders, but the biggest keys to the Terps’ defensive perfor-

rivalry From PAGE 8 eight of the past 24 national titles — Virginia won in 1989, 1991-94 and 2009, and the Terps won in 2005 and 2008 — and seven of the past 11 conference championships. “That was a hard-fought match, and it always is here at Klöckner Stadium,” forward Patrick Mullins said Friday. “It’s a battle every time, and it showed in the first 15 to 20 minutes. Both teams wanted to get after it.” Cirovski made it clear, though, that he will do everything in his power to ensure the two teams meet again. And after Friday night produced the highest-scoring affair between the Terps and Cavaliers since 1994, it would probably be welcomed by fans. The 21st-year coach said that after discussing the future with close friend and Cavaliers coach George Gelnovatch, now in his 18th season, the two ten-

offense From PAGE 8 a n o t h e r p a s s to g ive to so m e o n e o r to ge t f ro m someone.” O n S u n d ay, t h e Te r ps struggled to adapt to the field conditions at the William I. Jacobs Recreational Complex in the first half, as the field was faster a n d b u m p i e r t h a n wh a t they’re accustomed to at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. That played a part in the slow start offensively against the Eagles, but the Terps made the right adjustments in the second half. “Their field is a very fast

mance are the two players who met near the center of the floor Saturday morning. Wells is the Terps’ emotional leader, and his intensity on both ends of the floor should rub off on his teammates. As for Faust, he’s taking on the defense’s most crucial role. The junior was able to slow down Wells on Saturday, and that helped his Red team to a 38-36 victory over the Black team in the scrimmage. But for the Terps to move past two key departures, Faust will have to keep containing the opponent’s best player once the regular season rolls around. “For us to be really, really good defensively, Nick and Dez need to be really good defensively,” Turgeon said. “Nick needs to take more pride in his defense, which he’s done. … His on-ball defense has gotten better, his commitment to better defense has gotten better.”


Terrapins men’s soccer coach tatively settled on planning a weekend or midweek contest for the 2015 or 2016 seasons. “I know George and I are good friends,” Cirovski said. “And we’re going to try and continue this for the future.” But perhaps more than anyone else, Cirovski understands what this rivalry means to soccer fans and players across the country. And he said he wouldn’t let it disappear without a fight. “It’s a game that should be played every year,” Cirovski said.

field, and it’s very lively,” Meharg said. “We did much better in the second half when we talked about the actual body balance and technical skills needed.” With the amount of talent on the Terps’ attacking front, bouncing back from disappointing halves, like the first period against American, becomes a less daunting task. That same depth also becomes a valuable weapon when the team hits its stride. “It makes a big difference,” Luus said. “It takes the pressure off of you and you just go out there and do your best.”

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Cudjoe-Virgil out for season with pectoralis injury Top pass rusher’s injury thins linebacker depth By Daniel Gallen @danieljtgallen Senior staff writer Terrapins football linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil will miss the rest of the season with a pectoralis injury suffered in Saturday’s 27-26 win over Virginia, the team announced yesterday. During a third-and-9 on the Cavaliers’ first drive, Cudjoe-Virgil pursued running back Kevin Parks to the outside and dove to make a tackle. He landed awkwardly on his right side and got up gingerly. He wouldn’t play another snap in the game. “I been through a lot of obstacles. Peaks an valleys...I won’t let this injury hold me back. I’ll be back next year stronger than ever,” Cudjoe-Virgil tweeted about an hour after his injury was announced. He also tweeted that the injury is a torn pectoral and the recovery time will be three-to-four months. Cudjoe-Virgil, a redshirt junior, will finish the year with 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, which ranked third on the team. He formed a fearsome passrushing duo with fellow outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield, and at one point, the See INJURY, Page 7

OUtside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil had 18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and three sacks before injuring his pectoralis against Virginia. The redshirt junior will miss the remainder of the season.


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Terps defense looks to replace key parts After departures of Howard, Len, more significant role expected from Faust, others By Aaron Kasinitz @AaronKazreports Senior staff writer

Forward Patrick Mullins and the Terps tied Virginia, 3-3, in the final meeting between the border-state rivals as conference opponents. christian jenkins/the diamondback

Cirovski, players hope to play Virginia after move to Big Ten 21st-year coach says he would like to schedule border-state rivals By Daniel Popper @danielrpopper Staff writer

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — After six goals in the first 27 minutes Friday night, the Terrapins men’s soccer team and Virginia locked down on defense. Players tugged at jerseys from all angles. They slid across the field. They did whatever was necessary to prevent the seventh and likely deciding goal from finding the back of the net. Neither team could score in the final 83 minutes of a gutsy, physical match, and the game ended in a 3-3 tie. But as the final whistle blew

and the famous Klöckner Stadium emptied, a simple fact lingered: It was the last time the No. 23 Cavaliers and No. 5 Terps would meet in the regular season as conference foes. “This is a great rivalry,” said coach Sasho Cirovski, whose team will face off with Marshall tonight at Ludwig Field. “We love coming down here and playing and hopefully we can continue to play with Virginia in the future because, in my view, it’s the best rivalry in college soccer if you look at the history of what these two schools have accomplished.” The Terps and Cavaliers have played 76 matchups all-time,

which is more times than they’ve fa c e d a n y o t h e r te a m i n t h e country, even the likes of Duke and North Carolina. They’ve also lost to the Cavaliers 29 times, which is the most the Terps have lost to any team other than Clemson, which won the conference 10 times in 11 seasons from 1972-82. And while the Terps and Cavaliers have beaten up on each other since they played their first game in 1947, the two teams have also been stalwarts on the national stage. The two programs have combined to win See rivalry, Page 7

Ten Terrapins men’s basketball players circled around midcourt to prepare for the opening tip of an intrasquad scrimmage at Comcast Center on Saturday morning. Before the referee tossed the ball up, though, guard Nick Faust jogged to forward Dez Wells, the Terps’ leading scorer last season, and gave him a slight nudge with his shoulder. Faust would defend Wells for the first several minutes of the scrimmage, holding him without a basket in the half-court offense. And that’s a task the Baltimore native will have to get used to taking on. With the transfer of defensive stalwart Pe’Shon Howard this offseason, coach Mark Turgeon said Faust would often be assigned to guard the opposing team’s best player. It’s one of several adjustments the Terps will make this year to replace Howard and center Alex Len on the defensive end. “I think it’ll be really good for me, help develop my game,” Faust said Saturday. “It’ll help the team. I feel like I can guard the best players.” While Faust will be called upon to fill Howard’s old role as a perimeter defensive stopper, it will take a team effort to make up for Len’s leap to the NBA. The 7-foot-1 Ukrainian center

often bailed out the Terps last season after they got beat off the dribble by recording blocks or making opponents change their shots. He finished the year with a team-high 2.1 blocks per game. “Alex was pretty special, especially on defense,” Turgeon said at the team’s media day Oct. 8. “He covered up our mistakes.” It’ll be tough for the Terps to make up for the loss of Len and Howard, but Turgeon believes they can. He pointed to individual improvements that several players — including Faust and Wells — made over the offseason as reasons why the defense won’t take a big hit. Still, the third-year coach conceded that the Terps will have to improve their help-side defense this season, as center Shaquille Cleare and forward Charles Mitchell don’t provide the shot-blocking presence Len did. Len’s ability to swat shots allowed the Terps’ perimeter players to be more aggressive defensively and remain locked into their specific assignment. But now that Len is beginning his NBA career, the Terps’ guards will have to rotate into the paint more often to prevent layups and dunks. “It’s a lot of help-side this year,” Faust said. “So I’m able to move around a lot more without Alex See defense, Page 7


Offensive balance, depth help in win over American Terps wear down Eagles as Witmer, Rissinger score second-half goals to keep team undefeated deep into season By Paul Pierre-Louis @PaulPierreLouis Staff writer Missy Meharg often talks about the depth of the Terrapins field hockey team’s attacking unit, as its wealth of scoring options helps the team remain dangerous through the ebbs and flows of games. Against American on Sunday, however, the Terps were held scoreless in the first period for only the second time this season.

But in the second half, the team’s versatile offense performed true to its usual form. With the offensive rotation’s speed and ability in the attacking third, the No. 1 Terps eventually took control. Forward Jill Witmer gave the team the lead, and forward Mieke Hayn assisted fellow forward Emma Rissinger, who scored the team’s second goal. Though opposing defenses may have success in stifling their attack at times, the Terps’ depth makes them difficult to stop for a whole game.

“Having that many players up front that can come in and really make a difference helps a lot,” forward Welma Luus said. “All of the pressure is not on one person to do the job.” So far, five different players from the Terps’ forward unit have recorded more than 10 points this season, with four of them scoring five or more goals. Witmer leads the team with 13 goals, while forward Anna Dessoye is second among the attackers with seven goals. Hayn and forward Alyssa

Parker, who are also usual starters, have two and five goals, respectively. Rissinger and Luus are also consistent contributors off the bench, as the two have combined for eight goals. “We all have the same mentality,” Luus said. “We’re all attacking mindset and just trying to go to goal.” The team’s athleticism up front contributes to that output, as players without the ball attack open spaces quickly to create scoring opportunities. The Terps are a potent counterattacking team with cutting move-

ments that often catch opposing defenses off guard. The team displayed that attacking speed against Princeton on Friday, with Witmer and Hayn streaking down the wings and orchestrating counterattacks. “We can always expect a lot from each other,” Rissinger said. “No matter who is in, we know we can expect them to be working for the ball, so you know you always have See offense, Page 7

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