Unheralded wide receivers help out Terps in win against Eagles
Warpaint crafts a superb first full-length album
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DIVERSIONS | PAGE 6
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Our 101ST Year, No. 42
Heat finally Campus Dr. closure remains unpopular on after rare weather Months after summer trial, survey results show Stamp lost foot traffic with road closed BY ALICIA MCCARTY Staff writer
Changing temperatures pushed back start date BY LEYLA KORKUT Staff writer
Thanks to inconsistent weather in the past few weeks — unseasonably warm days changing quickly to frigid ones and back again — facilities officials only finished turning on the heat for all dorms yesterday. Despite a number of student complaints that rooms were too cold, Residential Facilities held off turning on the heat until night temperatures were consistently in the upper 40s, said Assistant Director for Maintenance for Residential Facilities Terry Perkins. Residential Facilities restarted heating systems at the beginning of last week and wrapped up the project yesterday. Because turning the heat on is such a lengthy and difficult process, facilities officials said they cannot easily change back if the weather suddenly shifts. “Unfortunately, we have times in December where it’s 60 to 70 degrees and
Although the eight-week summer closure of Campus Drive has been deemed a success by administrators, the results of a Facilities Management survey indicate many members of the university community may think otherwise. Of the 7,101 people who responded to the survey, 40 percent said they did not think phase one, which closed the road to private traffic and allowed only masstransit bus access, was a good idea, and 29 percent said it was. Responses to phase two of the
pilot, which closed the road to all buses except the campus connectors, were more extreme, with 63 percent saying they did not like the complete closure of Campus Drive and 11 percent saying they did. And the consequences of the closure extended beyond the road itself, it seems. Data collected during the pilot closure also showed a more than 26 percent drop in foot traffic in Stamp Student Union compared to the same period in 2009. The University Book Center saw an 11 percent decrease in number of customers
see CLOSURE, page 3
The university closed Campus Drive in two phases over the summer, but both received poor marks in a user survey. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK
see HEAT, page 3
Three men arrested in trespassing incidents Four non-students banned from campus BY BEN PRESENT Staff writer
Police arrested a 19-year-old Silver Spring man for allegedly trespassing and attempting to get into several student residences this weekend, rounding out a recent series of suspicious activity cases. University Police made three arrests last week in separate incidents in which non-students removed from the campus were charged with an array of crimes including trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. In the most recent case, members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and other members of other fraternities reported an unwanted guest posing as a fraternity member over the weekend. The man told students his name was “Obie.” On Sunday, a man with a similar description — college-aged black male, 6feet-2-inches tall with a slim build, tattoos and short hair — returned to Fraternity Row, police officials said. They later arrested 19-year-old Obafemi Ilupeju for allegedly taking part in these incidents. Junior economics and finance major Mark Bruno, who is president of the
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Ante up for another hand After years playing professional poker, student returns to school BY YASMEEN ABUTALEB Staff writer
When Steven Silverman gets hooked on a hobby, there’s no turning back. As his friends and family say, he goes all in. The 22-year-old Rockville native looks like any other college student. Except a year
ago, he was traveling the globe winning — and losing — millions of dollars in poker tournaments. But now Silverman is back at the university he twice dropped out of, commuting from a penthouse apartment in Washington’s Chinatown neighborhood, with a renewed appreciation for academics and on track to
graduate in spring 2012. When Silverman first came to the university in 2006, he intended to go to class and get good grades. But after a series of online poker tournaments and a few nights in underground College Park poker clubs, he
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University moves on in vegan competition among colleges Students question quality, quantity of university’s vegan-friendly food offerings BY ERIN EGAN Staff writer
Vegans rejoice — the university has been dubbed one of the most vegan-friendly campuses in the United States. Peta2, the young adult division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has selected this university to participate in its Most VeganFriendly College Contest. But for some vegan students on the campus, this designation is undeserved and misleading. The university was chosen on the grounds that there are vegan dining options on campus, like Sprouts
in the North Campus Diner and the Co-Op in Stamp Student Union. But in light of recent concerns with the amount of vegetables available in the dining halls and concerns with the way animals are treated before they are served, some students are questioning why the university was selected in the first place. “When picking the nominees, we are looking at both the quantity and quality of vegan options available on campus,” Ryan Huling, assistant manager of College Campaigns for www.peta2.com, wrote in an e-mail. The website displays a March
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University officials addressed students’ concerns about dining options at a town hall-style meeting last week. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK
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POKER from page 1 found himself taking only nine credits with a 2.75 GPA by the end of that October. By March, he had packed up and moved out. “School was pretty much done, and I was losing a lot of money, and I didn’t know what to do,” he said. “My solution was to drop out of school and just focus on poker and win money online and work that up.” Silverman spent the following summer racking up tens of thousands of dollars in both live games and online— his preferred setting. In underground clubs, the owner takes a large chunk of the final pot, he said. After losing almost all his money to these clubs, Silverman opted to return to school for the next semester. But he quickly fell back into a familiar cycle. “The night before I went back to school, I had won this tournament online for $10,000,” he said. “As I got more money, school started to go downhill again.” Three weeks into the fall 2007 semester, Silverman had barely set foot in a classroom, but he’d accumulated about $30,000 from online tournaments. He dropped out for the second time, and his parents said they wouldn’t support him financially. “We could not support his lifestyle,” said Mark Silverman, Steven’s father. “We loved him and we supported him, but he could not live [at our house], and
he had to support himself.” Silverman didn’t let that stop him. He traveled to Ontario for his first major live tournament during what would have been his sophomore fall semester, where he met players that were high up in the poker community. Although he walked away with more than $60,000, he said he was disappointed because only the top nine players advanced. Silverman finished 10th. That first trip got him hooked. Silverman said he knew his potential and wanted to reach it. After positive media coverage, his parents warmed to the idea as well. He spent the following summer in New Jersey with three experienced poker friends, further developing his skills and strategy. Silverman then found himself traveling the world to pursue the rush of the game, hitting Macau, Barcelona, Spain, and London in April 2008. He boarded the plane to the first tournament with $300,000 but said he returned home with just a small fraction of that amount by the time the international tour was over. “You can play your best and lose $100,000, so there’s really no way around it sometimes,” he said. When he returned from Europe, he started playing in online tournaments again — his fallback — to win enough money to support himself. He won more than $500,000 over the next couple months and once again felt comfortable playing in higherstake games where players bet
more, win more and often lose more. Silverman soon accumulated about $1 million. He spent the next year living a high-stress, fast-paced lifestyle. He played in Monte Carlo and Monaco and entered the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas once he turned 21 in 2009. “The whole thing was cool because it was Vegas, but at the same time I got sick of Vegas pretty quickly,” he said. “The expensive dinners and all that — I just got tired of it and wanted to live a healthier lifestyle.” He was also losing money — including $200,000 in a single night — and even though he was confident he could win it back in online tournaments, he said he realized he was no longer happy. He had full pockets, but a part of him still felt empty. “I felt like an outcast from society,” he said. “I always felt like people would judge me because I wasn’t in school. I was just the weird kid, the ‘poker kid.’ My identity was basically encompassed by all the poker stuff and not me as a person.” In pursuit of a normal lifestyle, Silverman took classes at Montgomery College in Rockville while he reapplied to this university. When he was accepted for the spring 2010 semester as a biochemistry and dietetics major, he said he finally felt fulfilled, adding he now gets the same rush from learning as he once felt at the poker table. “I was able to think about classes like chemistry the way I can think about poker and ana-
lyze the right questions to ask in order to understand the concepts,” he said. “That’s how I kind of go about life: I find out the building blocks and go up levels from there.” Aaron Silverman, Steven’s older brother who graduated from the university three years ago, said Steven’s travels allowed him to broaden his interests, discover a passion for chemistry and stay grounded along the way. “He was always really down to earth, and our conversations were pretty similar as they would be if he just stayed in school,” he said. “The only real difference is I’d hop in my Honda Accord and he’d hop in his Audi S5.” Silverman’s childhood friend, Bradley Canter, who graduated from this university in May, said although Silverman has experienced more in two years than many people ever will, he never let the fame or money inflate his ego. “He’s really just normal,” Canter said. “Even when he was traveling the world, I really believe he looked forward to the times he came to College Park, crashed on my couch and went to Cornerstone [Grill and Loft] and paid $1 for a drink like the rest of us.” Even Silverman’s parents are convinced. Although they were initially devastated by his choice to drop out of school — they sent him to a child psychiatrist and Gamblers Anonymous meetings — they said they came to find that his poker years helped him mature as a person.
After years winning thousands in poker, Steven Silverman is back at the university. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVEN SILVERMAN
MULTIMEDIA www.diamondbackonline.com Hear what Steven Silverman has to say about his experiences with poker. “It was clear that as a poker player he was successful, and I adjusted to the fact that he was going to do whatever he was going to do,” Mark Silverman said. “When he started this, we didn’t think he knew what he was doing. After several years, it’s very apparent he does know what he’s doing, and he’s making good decisions for himself.” Silverman said despite those two years “without responsibilities,” he is most satisfied working hard in school, spending time with his girlfriend and car-
ing for a new puppy. And while his life may have been extraordinary at one point, his friends and family said Silverman is at his happiest since he returned to school. “I remember having to turn down fun things on a Friday night to study, and he’s there now,” Aaron Silverman said. “It makes me know he’s focused and he’s a college student again — he just took a slightly different path to get there.” email@example.com
New community service-based courses to be created for next fall Stamp program to grant up to 10 faculty members $1,500 to create new curricula around service learning BY LEYLA KORKUT Staff writer
Some students may think they’ll never use what they learn in the classroom in a real-life situation. Stamp Student Union Senior Scholar Barbara Jacoby wants to change that. Jacoby is spearheading the launch of a series of new community service-based classes in which hands-on education is the primary focus. While 10 of these courses will be available in the fall, one class taught by Jacoby will begin in the spring semester. Stamp will also give up to 10 faculty members the opportunity to create their own service learning courses by awarding them a grant of $1500 through the Stamp ServiceLearning Faculty Fellows program. Those who want to apply for the program must submit an idea for a course that can be modified to include service learning. Once selected, faculty will participate in a series
of workshops to learn how to make their classes include community service. Titled “Now What? Composing a Life of Meaning and Purpose,” Jacoby’s course will tackle ways in which students can effect change, from protesting and boycotting to more obscure methods like carrot-mobbing, in which people bargain with a company to buy goods in exchange for the company’s agreement to meet protesters’ demands. Jacoby said she is glad the university is catching up with other educational institutions by expanding its servicelearning curriculum. “From the faculty members’ perspective, it’s attractive because service learning allows students to apply what they learned,” she said. “I had a student who said student service learning was great because you do real work, in real time, with real people, in real places, with real consequences.” As part of the new General Education plan, which will be enacted in the fall of 2012, stu-
ARRESTS from page 1 Delta Chi fraternity, said Ilupeju tried to get involved in his fraternity’s philanthropy event Sunday — a football game between various sororities that took place in the early afternoon. “He was messing with the speakers and the computer,” Bruno said. “Everybody was a little creeped out by it.” But Bruno added the young man knew how to play the part. “He just acted like he should be there so people were kind of confused about what to do about it,” he said. Bruno said the man even found his way into Delta Chi’s fraternity house, 6 Fraternity Row, as those playing in the football game were filtering in and out of the house to get water and ice. The non-student even picked up a basketball and took some practice shots on Delta Chi’s half-court before making off with one of the group’s footballs, Bruno said. University Police spokesman Capt. Marc Limansky said police banned Ilupeju from the campus at around 5:45 p.m. Sunday. But by 8:30 p.m. police found Ilupeju in the Leonardtown area with a Campus Recreation Ser vices football and a student’s ID card. He was arrested and faces charges of trespassing, theft and possession of identification of another. “He seemed perfectly normal,” Bruno added, “like he was really trying to fit in.” Police were kept busy earlier in the week with similar incidents. Last Monday, police responded at about 10:00 a.m.
OBAFEMI ILUPEJU ARRESTED SUNDAY
to Stamp Student Union, where students had complained that a white man in his 50s was shouting racial slurs. Police found a man matching the description they were given standing between Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s in the student union’s food court. They told him to leave the student union and not return for the day. Thursday, police responded to McKeldin Librar y after receiving complaints of a man smoking inside the building. When asked for his student ID, police said the man became disorderly and started using profanity, which caught the attention of several library-goers. Police arrested and charged Kehinde Garrison, 37, with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. They also denied Garrison, of Washington, future access to the campus. Early Saturday, a student police aide witnessed a man trespassing on the construction site of Oakland Hall. At 2:22 a.m. officers asked the man, who had made his way onto the roof, what he was doing. He said he was tr ying to charge his cell phone. Jovane Paredes, 28, was arrested and taken to Central Processing in Hyattsville. He faces charges of trespassing. firstname.lastname@example.org
dents will be required to take two Scholarship in Practice classes — a requirement that will give students the opportunity to put what they learn in the classroom to real use, said Doug Roberts, associate dean for general education. Jacoby hopes her class and the other service-learning courses will be accepted as Scholarship in Practice classes. But because the university has not yet determined what criteria it will use to define the Scholarship in Practice classes, Jacoby said she is not certain they will fit the requirement. But she said all of the courses will be modified to suit Scholarship in Practice requirements once the criteria is established. Jacoby said classes like hers are designed to help students who enjoy doing community service but aren’t sure how to turn their love for helping others into a career. “It’s really for students who have been involved in community service, leadership and civic stuff while they’ve been around and are trying to see
‘What does it mean for me?’ and then tying all that information in a meaningful way for what to do in the future,” she said. Junior business major Ellen Eichenbaum said teaching community service is an effective way of helping students remember its importance and learn how they can make a difference. “I think it’s wonderful the university is employing that as a class,” she said. “I think it’ll teach ever yone something about themselves, but it’ll also be ver y beneficial to them in what they do in the future.” But junior education major Wendy Graff said some students who don’t realize the importance of community service won’t appreciate the service learning-based courses. “I feel like those who are involved will take it as an opportunity,” she said. “But those who aren’t and don’t really care, I don’t think it will make that much of a difference.”
Eichenbaum countered that students who are involved and are unsure of what to do with their passion for community service are the ones who really stand to benefit. “There’s always a way to make community service a part of your future occupa-
tion,” Eichenbaum said. “No matter what your future entails, there’s always some form of community service that you can be a part of, you might just have to research a little.” email@example.com
POLITICAL SHOWDOWN College Democrats and Republicans faced off last night in an Student Government Association-hosted debate on state issues and the upcoming gubernatorial election, with higher education and the economy taking center stage.
WAS AMERICA READY FOR OBAMA? In the first of four discussions on American democracy as part of the Provost’s Conversations on Diversity, Democracy and Higher Education, officials gathered last night for a discussion on Obama, his policies and the country’s political polarization.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2010 | NEWS | THE DIAMONDBACK
Nonprofit provided free HIV testing to encourage forming habit early Effort preceded Homecoming Week to promote safe sex practices BY RACHEL ROUBEIN Staff writer
According to Maxine Robinson of the Women’s Collective, getting tested for HIV should be like going to the dentist: a necessary, semiannual habit. To promote the idea that students should get tested even if they firmly believe they aren’t infected, the Women’s Collective — a Washingtonarea nonprofit that provides support to HIV-positive women and teaches preventative measures — doled out 15 to 20 free tests Friday in a van outside Cole Field House, although originally they had planned to have time for just 12. The free testing happened between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and was organized by this university’s branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a national civil rights organization. It also promoted safe sex during Homecoming Week. The test — an oral DNA swab performed in the Women’s Collective van parked outside Cole — took about 20 minutes to yield results. Members of SCLC teamed up with eight other campus organizations, including the Ethiopian Student Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and stood at booths outside of Stamp Student Union asking students to sign a pledge promising to abstain from mixing alcohol and sex — or, at the very least, to practice safe sex — during Homecoming Week. The pledge was at 169 signatures as of Sunday night, although not all of the signature sheets had been counted. Senior psychology major Joie Alston was one of those students who signed their names on the pledge, and she’s proud to have done so. “You shouldn’t drink and have sex; that’s when people make poor choices,” Alston said. “If you’re drunk,
you know even less what’s going on. You don’t want to wake up from a drunken night and have all this regret.” President of the university’s SCLC chapter J’aime Elskoe-Drayton, a senior African-American studies and American studies major, said because the upcoming week is marked by Homecoming events, Friday seemed like the perfect time to have students commit to safe sex. “People tend to drink a lot of alcohol during Homecoming and have a lot of sex,” she said. Elskoe-Drayton said it’s important a person knows their HIV status to prevent infecting loved ones. Human immunodeficiency virus, which infects one in 20 people in the Washington area, damages certain blood cells — called T cells —that help ward off disease and can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. “If you love someone so much, you want them to be happy and safe. Sometimes we have to protect people from ourselves,” she said, adding that although she is married, she still gets tested often. Many students still attach a stigma to the disease or stereotype what an infected person would look like. Others believe they could never become infected, often because they assume any sexual partners they might meet on a college campus are clean. Robinson said these generalizations come from years of misinformation. “The stigma really comes from the social norms that we have upon ourselves and the way that we judge a lot of things by the physical,” said Robinson, who wears bright gold Magnum condom earrings as a walking billboard for safe sex. “When people hear HIV, they’re like, ‘Oh crap, I’m going to die.’ But you can live a very long time with HIV — a very normal life.” Students standing in line for the test said they believed it was important for
“The stigma really comes from the social norms that we have upon ourselves and the way that we judge a lot of things by the physical.” MAXINE ROBINSON HEALTH EDUCATOR, WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE
people to get their health status confirmed, even if they think they are HIV-free. “I can’t think about any reason people wouldn’t want to take it,” said firstyear exchange student and mathematics major Martin Adler. “If you’re negative, you don’t have to worry about anything. If you’re positive, you should take the consequences.” Junior communication major Mia Miller said she’s been tested about three times, and it’s less nerve-wracking now that it has become habitual. She said she typically goes with a supportive group of friends to make the experience more comfortable. “I prefer to get tested and know my status,” she said. “A lot of people now think ‘it can’t happen to me.’ But if it happened to you, then it could happen to me.” Robinson said it’s important to start getting tested at a young age not only so you don’t infect other students on your campus, but so you can begin to think of it as just another way to keep up with health maintenance. “I think being in college you really have this opportunity to look at the world in a different way,” she said. “It’s a time of exploration, it’s a time of finding yourself, but it’s also a really good time to get into really good habits.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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VEGAN from page 1 Madness-style bracket, with four rounds of competition in which colleges face off to move to the next round. The Terps have already defeated George Mason University, and have moved on to battle Towson University. Online voting ended late last night for Round Two. The winners will be announced Nov. 19. But some students don’t think the university deser ves to be among those winners. “Sprouts leaves a lot to be desired,” said Jesse Yurow, a senior environmental science and technology major and the Student Government Association’s agricultural legislator. “Last night the value meal was fake meat on top of rice with a
HEAT from page 1 people are screaming to have AC on,” he said. “It takes us about a week to turn the heat on. We can’t flip back and forth, so once we make that call, it’s pretty much a done deal for that season.” Deciding when to turn on the heat is usually a tricky matter in the fall because it is a process that can take a few weeks, said Director of Operations and Maintenance Jack Baker. “It’s a hard decision to make on when the right day to convert is,” he said. If weather is unusually warm one day, that can delay heating projects, Baker said, adding facilities officials held off on turning on the heat in some academic buildings yesterday because of the warm weather. He also said that regardless of the constantly changing weather this semester, Residential Facilities usually turns the heat on around this time every year. Students said dealing with the fleeting cold patches wasn’t always easy, and many said they had to compensate by wearing extra layers. “When it was really cold, it was pretty bad,” sophomore psychology major and LaPlata resident Joanne
Choi said. “I used two blankets and I was in my sweats and everything.” And freshman journalism major and Easton resident Cate Kinlein said being sick during those cold days made the situation even worse. “When I had the flu, it was unsatisfactorily cold,” she said. “It was freezing; I had like, six blankets.” Despite student complaints that installing the heat takes too long, little can be done about speeding the process up. Because many of the buildings on the campus are old, turning on the heat or air conditioning too suddenly can take a toll on building infrastructure, Perkins said. Other students were okay with the wait. Freshman government and politics major and Easton resident Kate Bausch said she prefers Residential Facilities take its time in deciding when to turn the heat on. “I’d rather be too cold than too hot,” she said. And freshman computer engineering major and LaPlata resident Roo Shivkumar said while there were times he was cold, he preferred to deal with the issue by bundling up rather than bothering anyone. “I’m a Jersey kid,” he said. “If I have to, I’ll deal with it myself. I’m not going to complain to anybody.” email@example.com
Fraternity receives official recognition from university
CLOSURE and a 3.3 percent drop in sales. But Director of Operations and Maintenance Jack Baker, who was in charge of the project, maintained the closure was a success, as the aim of the pilot was simply to collect data to assess future options for the road. “People keep saying, ‘Oh, you just want to make it pedestrian-friendly,’” he said, adding the closure assessed much more than that. “We wanted to try to look at what does this campus want as far as a transportation system?” Baker said the data revealed most people want transportation access to the student union and the surrounding areas. “People want to have access to the center of campus. Everyone wants convenient access to campus and through campus,” he said. The change in access to the center of the campus over the summer was most evident in the decrease in foot traffic in the student union, which was measured by trackers at all entrances. Steve Gnadt, associate director of facilities for the student union, said while many factors affect foot traffic in the building over the summer, including the number of orientation groups, summer camps and other activities, the closure of Campus Drive was also responsible for the drop. “I definitely think part, if not the majority of the drop, was due to the closure of Campus Drive. When the main bus hub is in front of the building, people get dropped off and wander inside,” Gnadt said. “I think there’s certainly some merit [closing] it to public traffic, but having some mass transit seems advisable to me.” Gnadt added that the student union’s foot traffic for 2009, the year to which this summer was compared, was higher than most other years, possibly inflating the data. Department of Transportation Services Director David Allen said the
Because outdoor temperatures have fluctuated recently, Residential Facilities has hesitated to turn on the heaters in dorms. ORLANDO URBINA/THE DIAMONDBACK
After six years, SAE makes campus comeback BY SARAH MEEHAN Staff writer
Many members of the university community responded negatively to DOTS’ pilot program over the summer, which closed Campus Drive to most traffic, saying it was an inconvenience to commuters. FILE PHOTO/THE DIAMONDBACK
data collected from the summer is hard to apply to transit access during the rest of the year because there are fewer students on the campus and, therefore, fewer students using transportation. “It’s difficult for the summer activity to gauge ridership and how that translates to the academic year,” Allen said. “If another test were done to get a real sense of how transit would work, it would need to be done during an academic year.” Students remain divided on the issue. Sophomore psychology major Martina Cade has a car on the campus and said she doesn’t like the idea of closing Campus Drive because the closure could cause a lot of traffic around the campus. “I think it’s an awful idea,” Cade said. “Where are we supposed to drive?” On the other hand, freshman gov-
side of rice, a sad state of affairs for vegans when one of the supposed forerunners of vegan-friendliness offers no vegetable as part of its vegan value meal.” Michelle Kim, a junior environmental science and policy major and an intern for Dining Ser vices, said the poor treatment of animals is a huge concern for vegans interested in stopping animal cruelty and often influences the decision to follow the vegan lifestyle. “One of the pillars of veganism is promotion of the humane treatment of animals, and our current meat options do not meet acceptable sustainable or humane standards,” she said. But Assistant Director of Dining Ser vices Bart Hipple said the university’s presence in the competition is proof that officials are successfully offering adequate options for vegans.
“It’s difficult for the summer activity to gauge ridership and how that translates to the academic year.” DAVID ALLEN DOTS DIRECTOR
ernment and politics major Ilana Avergun said closing the road is a good idea. “It’d be safer for students and less aggravating for drivers,” she said, adding that yesterday morning, she saw a 20-car backup on Campus Drive result from students shuffling across the road between classes. firstname.lastname@example.org
“We’re pleased and proud to be in the competition,” Hipple said. “It’s validation that what we’re doing in the campus is going in the right direction. I think it’s encouragement to keep moving in this direction.” As for concerns that there isn’t a Sprouts-like option in the South Campus Dining Hall, Hipple said Dining Ser vices is currently exploring its options and is looking for something that fits into the space and requirements that the dining hall has, he said. “We’ve done our best to listen to vegans and vegetarians for years,” Hipple said. “We meet with dietitians regularly and choose recipes that are most widely accepted for the menus. There are vegetarian options — like salad and sushi — ever ywhere you go.” Kim doesn’t agree. “There were multiple people at
In an official welcome to the 37 members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, administrators reinstated the fraternity’s charter Saturday, extending them all the benefits of a recognized chapter at the university. The chapter’s charter was revoked six years ago, but last fall a group of five students started the process of bringing the fraternity back to the university. Since then, SAE has operated as a “colony” — a provisional chapter seeking national recognition that all fraternities and sororities start out as, Director of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life Matt Supple said. None of those founding students, however, were officially inducted as full members until they achieved legitimate national standing this past weekend. Gaining the charter provides them access to SAE alumni, fraternity secrets and other resources. “It’s kind of like you’re always a pledge,” fraternity member Amir Stephenson, a junior electrical engineering major, said of being a member while SAE was still technically a colony. SAE members had to prove themselves by meeting university guidelines, such as hosting events for their national headquarters’ preferred philanthropy — the Children’s Miracle Network — and obtaining a specified level of student interest through recruitment. SAE met all 12 of the requirements last semester, Stephenson said, adding the university recognized them with
the Residence Hall Association Town Hall last week who complained about the lack of variety in the vegetarian and vegan options, especially on South Campus,” she said. “If [the university] was a true leader in vegan-friendly dining, there would be a Sprouts-like station on both sides of campus, and vegan underclassmen would not have to find refuge in the Co-Op for the majority of their meals.” Lauren Poppe, a junior food science major and former vegan, said veganism isn’t easy even with the options available at the Co-Op. “It is too expensive during college and basically impossible without a car,” she said. “There were plenty of options at the Co-Op, but they are just way too expensive.” And sophomore government and politics major Matthew Popkin said because the food from the Co-Op
distinction for their success. President Cameron Dryden said it was difficult for SAE to compete with well-established fraternities during recruitment, and he hopes the charter’s legitimacy will propel the chapter forward and encourage potential new members to pledge. Several members also said SAE plans to request university housing, but they don’t have a definitive plan of action yet. Though SAE was acknowledged as a colony by other members of Greek life who saw the members partake in social events, the fraternity had to be approved by the Interfraternity Council before participating in activities for Homecoming and Greek Week. The group behaved in the same way as a chartered fraternity would during the two week-long Greek events. The university removed SAE and the national organization suspended its charter in 2004 after the fraternity violated risk management policies, Supple said. This time around, members are prioritizing risk management to avoid encountering the same problem again, Stephenson said. “We’re holding it to a higher degree,” he said. OFSL developed a “recolonization team” that worked with SAE to ensure the fraternity meets all risk management policies and educates new members on the requirements. “We’ll continue to follow up with them closely for the next couple of semesters to make sure that they are operating by their documents,” Supple said. email@example.com
isn’t sponsored by any meal plan, the extra expense makes it difficult to eat there. But other vegan students are not as turned off by the prices at the Co-Op. “I eat at the Co-Op all the time,” said senior anthropology major Dane Galloway. “It’s priced appropriately, but the cooperative ground-up ethic I perceive that it fosters is worth it regardless.” Still, the university’s presence in the competition is baffling to some. “I’m surprised that we’re in the running,” said Popkin, a self-proclaimed “hardcore vegetarian and relaxed vegan.” “I thought this was a standard; I haven’t seen anything really exceptional,” he said. “There are various booths, but we don’t seem overwhelmingly vegan-friendly.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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ny university runs the risk of excluding certain groups. But when a uni- forced to find housing on their own and take classes that don’t start until about versity has a total student population approaching the size of cities such 3 in the afternoon and can go as late as 9 p.m. — making it impossible to join as Annapolis or Hagerstown, the risk of exclusion is only amplified. many student clubs. Graduates of the semester-long program have voiced A new federal grant may help change that for one particular group of mixed reviews, with some saying it made connecting socially with freshmen students: veterans. After the U.S. Department of Education deemed this univer- who entered in the fall nearly impossible. Certainly these students have not faced the same trauma or stress as some sity a model institution for veterans affairs, the university is eligible to receive nearly $400,000 over the next three years to put toward creating several serv- veterans. To compare the specifics of their transition from a community college ices to aid veterans making the transition into college life. Veterans entering or high school to coming from a war zone would be foolish. However, each of these groups is linked by the isolation they sometimes this university could find an array of new services at their feel during their start at the university, and the lack of disposal in the years to come, including a Center of Excelsupport services many of them have complained about. lence for Veteran Student Success, a veteran student supTransfer students and Freshmen Connection stuport team and a veterans affairs coordinator who will University administrators dents do not have a half-million dollar grant ready to be oversee much of the program. should focus on fostering a thrown their way to ease the shift to college life, but that Such a dramatic influx of funds will allow the university to supportive campus climate for doesn’t mean their troubles should be ignored. help smooth the transition for student veterans, who for After all, what led to the university’s eligibility for the years have voiced complaints about feeling like outsiders as underserved populations of $400,000 grant in the first place was that it had created they make the shift from the barracks to the classroom. students. an environment for student veterans that made it a But while this new influx in funds will no doubt dramatimodel institution. No influx of federal dollars or new unically change campus life for student veterans, it must not overshadow the other groups who find the transition period difficult, as well. For as long versity positions did this; it was simply the approach the university took using the means already available. as veterans have voiced their concerns about the transition period, so have others. There is no reason the university cannot be a model for other students as Transfer students who enter the university one or two years after their class has already been here find themselves at a tangible disadvantage when it well, whether they be transfer students, those returning to get a degree or comcomes to forming friendships or finding their niche. The aspects of college muters. It is simply a matter of where they focus their efforts. The university has already been awarded for creating a more inclusive envibeyond the classroom, such as clubs and social life, are sometimes lost on these students, who just recently formed their own organization — the Trans- ronment for vets. Who’s to say the university could not reap rewards for creatfer Student Union — in order to have the ability to organize and mobilize on ing such an environment for other students? Although our campus population is in the tens of thousands, such numbers issues they find important. Moreover, Freshmen Connection students, who are admitted for the spring should not intimidate students. They should instead give students and adminbut can apply to take certain evening classes in the fall, face a steep transition istrators hope for just how many niches are out there. And this university as well. Despite the fact that many are only months out of high school, they are should be working to find a place for all of them.
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College life: Enjoy it while you can
ook at the bigger picture. That’s a phrase I’ve been hearing a lot these past couple of weeks. To be honest, this advice has often fallen on deaf ears in my case. I normally stress out about the individual tasks in front of me and only come to appreciate the larger scheme of things in retrospect. And I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that most of us at the university fall into this categor y as well. After all, who doesn’t question their choice of taking a class when they find themselves pulling an all-nighter? Who doesn’t wish their roommate would be a little more understanding? Who doesn’t wish college could just be over with sometimes? This past week, I went to visit one of my good friends just to catch up and share our customary peanut butter sandwich with Welch’s Fruit Snacks on the side. I came into his room ready to rant, whine and complain
SHE about how difficult and stressful life was for me. And I believed he would do the same. As expected, he told me that it had been a stressful week for him, too. Surprisingly, though, he also mentioned that he was in a particularly good mood. He had had an insightful talk with his rabbi, who helped put some things into perspective for him. Without delving too much into religion, he tried to explain to me the realization he reached through an anecdote. Earlier in the day, he went to class, of course, but he also went to the Student Entertainment Events office hours, hung out with his girlfriend
across the campus, went to Hillel, played Ultimate Frisbee with his Ellicott Hall residents and was finally nom-ing on a peanut butter sandwich with me. I forgot exactly what he said, but I think it was something along the lines of “Yeah, I’m stressed, but life is good. I got all these things done today — in just one day. And now I’m thinking that there’s nowhere else I can do this. I’ll never be able to do this again except for college.” The more I thought about my own day, the more I realized his words were pretty accurate. And while this realization wasn’t earth-shattering, I exited the room feeling a little bit more lighthearted. Yeah, I’m still stressed beyond measure with all that I need to accomplish in the coming weeks. But really, I’m accomplishing a lot each day. There’s probably never going to be another time I can pull an all-nighter while eating a hearty and nutritious bowl of Shin Ramen with my best friend. I proba-
bly won’t be able to take something fun like a Korean drumming class after I graduate. And who knows, I might outgrow peanut butter sandwiches and Welch’s Fruit Snacks when I’m 21. In high school, my principal told me college would be the best four years of my life — an assertion that I doubted from my very first day. But when everyone I knew told me college would be the best four years of my life, I took their word for it. And I want to believe it. I want to enjoy my time here while I’m here rather than realizing it in retrospect. So as you go on with your life here at this university — studying for midterms, pulling all-nighters to finish a paper and stressing about your parttime job — look at the bigger picture. Angelina She is a sophomore English and neurobiology and physiology major. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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m I a progressive, or am I a conservative? Let’s see here — progress or conservation. Is there a right answer? Obviously there is. There’s also a left answer. But there’s neither a right answer nor a wrong answer. So what’s left? Right now, I’m a college student with little money and no job prospects. So to answer the question, I suppose I’m progressive because I favor progress. “Congratulations on joining the Democratic Party, Mr. Haxel. Remember us in November!” Lady-pooping-Gaga-dogbreath! I didn’t say that! I agree with some aspects of the Democratic ideology, but not all. So I guess I favor progress, but I’m not a progressive? Oh crap, I sound like an idiot now (they know!). Later, when I’m obnoxiously wealthy, I may very well be a proponent of conservation, but I don’t think I’ll be a Republican then, either. Then I’d be a non-conservative fan of conservation. Ample evidence notwithstanding, I’ll still sound like an idiot. How did this happen? If I’m an
independent, what does that make me? Apathetic? Indecisive? Pragmatic? There’s no hired-gun spin doctor to imagineer splendiferously subtle words to describe independence. Independents are a diverse group of people with complex reasons for their beliefs. Many adjectives describe some independents, but no word describes all independents. Really, “independent” is the only word that holds us together. Seems reasonable, but wouldn’t the last couple sentences also make sense if I’d replaced “independent” with “Democrat” or “Republican”? They would make sense, and that’s a problem. Not all Democrats are “progressive” and not all Republicans are “conservative,” but those are the words propagated by political operatives because they make for a damn good sound bite. There’s a horde of “descriptors” like this: liberal, religious right, grass roots, red, blue, tea partiers, tree huggers, mama grizzlies, alarmists, neocons. All of it is doublespeak, with meanings readily
hijacked by anyone wily enough to consider the consequences. It’s a dangerous game because by consenting to these labels, we are allowing people to control us. Contrast this subtle influence with the overt leverage applied by, for example, unions or religious groups: Voters choose to become members of those groups, and some of their collective power is derived from the anticipated uniformity of voting decisions. A Catholic Teamster may weigh his pastor’s sanctity of marriage argument against his union boss’ support for universal health care, and then decide for himself which is more important. But what of the voter who doesn’t realize he’s being played? America watches insincere blowhards and so-
called experts disseminate talking points to the talking heads on cable news talk shows, so Glenn Beck and Rachel Maddow can talk about what they think is important. None of these people care about anything except ratings, whether in the form of viewers or voters. It’s maddening, and to be an independent voter is to eschew it all. Voting itself is perhaps the most independent action a person can take. You walk alone into a booth, pull closed a curtain behind you and cast your singular vote with the anonymity of your decision protected by law. A single vote, in a sea of thousands or millions — it seems so inconsequential. Independent voters have no agenda, no party, no caucus or quorum. We only have our votes. An independent voter is compelled only by his conscience. It’s empowering because it feels right. And because it’s all we’ve got left. Christopher Haxel is a junior English major. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
he university suffered a great setback Oct. 13. University senators aiming to protect the integrity of our democratic shared governance were outnumbered in an attempt to make individual senator votes accessible to the public. This means that some of your representatives serving on the very body designed to encapsulate shared governance and transparency within administrative decisions voted against making themselves accountable to you — the people they were elected to represent. As undergraduate students at this university and as senators, we refuse to stand by an institution that rejects the core values it claims to uphold. Initially, the Senate Executive Committee set forth a motion to change voting procedures. The University Senate uses clickers, like the ones used in lecture classes, to submit votes — a procedure that is entirely anonymous. The only data anyone can glean is the final result of the vote. The SEC’s motion stipulated that in addition to voting with clickers, individual senators must raise their hands to signify if they voted for, against or abstained from a motion or proposal. Unfortunately, the hand-raising would merely be symbolic, not official, adding to the pretense of accountability. Senators may very well raise their hand in favor of a proposal, then vote “no” with their clickers. In addition, there is no consequence for senators who do not raise their hands, as they can still vote by clicker. The Undergraduate Student Caucus motioned for an amendment to the SEC’s proposal that would register clickers to individual senators and provide access to voting records online. Curiously, this amendment passed, but when it came time to vote on the SEC’s entire motion with our amendment attached, it failed. We wonder if anyone would have voted against transparency if individual votes for this proposal were made public. As members of the university community, we strongly believe that the most influential decision-making body on the campus — the senate — should act with transparency and accountability. Concerns were raised over whether senators would feel threatened by their superiors if they voted against something their bosses supported. While we are sympathetic, the job of a university senator comes with the responsibility of acting on behalf of the constituents who elected them. If certain senators have personal conflicts of interest that prevent them from participating in an open democratic process, they do not belong in the senate. If people are afraid to stand up for the common good in the face of fear, what progress can we hope to make at the university? If U.S. Congress were to make voting procedures anonymous so senators and representatives could vote without fear of offending their party or lobbyists and then claimed such actions in the name of accountability and transparency, people would vote them out of office. This is not the system we use simply because, intuitively, transparency does not stem from secrecy, no matter how much external pressure may be applied on our voting representatives. By accepting the position, university senators must be prepared for the associated repercussions. This is your university — make sure your representatives listen to your voice. Contact your senators to urge them to support revisions to the voting procedure. You can find contact information at www.senate.umd.edu/senators.
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orn today, you are not always what you seem to be, for you are quite adept at disguising yourself — if not physically, then surely emotionally and intellectually — and you are able to wrap your mind around all manner of issues that might not be near and dear to your heart. This is surely a benefit in all things, large and small, for no one has the luxury of dealing only with those things that matter most. Some may get confused, at times, by your ability to shift gears, but this is rarely something that affects you adversely — and on those occasions when it may threaten your agenda, you are quickly able to get things back on track by reverting to the old you that others expect and appreciate.
Your likes and dislikes are not always consistent, but this is just an indication that you are constantly evolving — and this, too, contributes to your seemingly erratic behavior at times. Still, you never lose sight of what you want, and you are quite adept at remaining centered and confident, even when you are going through an inevitable change. Also born on this date are Lauren Tewes, actress; Mahalia Jackson, singer; Jaclyn Smith, actress and model; Cary Elwes, actor; Pat Sajak, TV game-show host; Bob Hoskins, actor; Jackie Coogan, actor; Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary. To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27 SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You may have trouble deciding just whose side you’re on, but in the end you are working for the right things, regardless.
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self with necessary information. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It’s a good day to take that first step, and this, in turn, will lead you to something that offers a major new opportunity.
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — Traditional methods can serve you well, but you may be ready to try something that doesn’t come at all naturally to you. It can work.
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BLUBBERELLA IS THE MOVIE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE Director Uwe Boll (Postal) is largely known for his awful, undercooked video-game adaptations such as BloodRayne and House of the Dead and similarly failed efforts such as In The Name of the King: A Dungeon Seige Tale. But now, in an inspiring move toward legitimacy, he’s going to work on Blubberella, a purported horror comedy that will finally subvert Hollywood’s disgusting discrimination against fat female superheroes. The tagline? “She will kick major ass — with her major ass.” Boll might have a hit on his hands, as long as his pleasantly plump hero falls down and farts a lot.
‘HICCUP GIRL’ CHARGED WITH MURDER Jennifer Mee, the 19-year-old who captured the nation’s imagination, or something, in 2007 by hiccuping uncontrollably for five weeks — up to 50 in one minute, according to the Associated Press — was charged with first-degree murder in Florida after she and two friends allegedly killed a man she met online. Three years ago, Mee’s sudden fame culminated on a visit to The Today Show, where she got a hug from country star Keith Urban. Presumably, Mee was an avid hater of country music, couldn’t shake the nagging emotional turmoil of getting hugged by one of the genre’s mainstays and proceeded to allegedly lure a man to her house to kill him. Seems reasonable.
Warpaint proves its mettle with full-length debut
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Soaring harmonies, spacey guitar riffs and pounding drums all characterize Warpaint’s debut fulllength, The Fool. The female quartet teased the public for the past year with the release of its 2009 debut EP, Exquisite Corpse. The EP, mixed by John Frusciante of Red Hot Chili Peppers, blended ambient soundscapes with aspects of trance-like psychedelia and generated a substantial amount of buzz. With The Fool, Warpaint transcends the framework of Exquisite Corpse and dives into a deeper world that showcases skill and execution. This is plain to see from the lead single and third track of the album, “Undertow.” The song starts out with simple guitar and vocals before it builds more and more suspense, leading to a climax of intensity and measured chaos. The harmonies and guitar work from Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman seem to be opposing yet corresponding at the same time, while the bass lines from Jenny Lee Lindberg propel the songs forward. However, the drumming of Stella Mozgawa steals the show on the album. On “Composure,” the sixth track, Mozgawa showcases intense chops with a series of syncopated fills before taking the lead with a dazzling display of hi-hat and snare beats that add a sense of urgency underneath the gang vocals of Kokal, Wayman and Lindberg. “Composure” is arguably the second-best song of The Fool, as the chorus of “How can I keep my composure with you?” becomes anthemic
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and Mozgawa’s drumming gives it an incredibly danceable feel. The reverb on the vocals of Kokal and Wayman works to distance the vocals from the other sounds, which in turn makes the vocals their own instrument. Despite the dueling guitars and psychedelic feel of many of Warpaint’s songs, the quartet can regroup and lay down a heartbreaker. “Baby” showcases this on The Fool. Arpeggiated acoustic chords create a somber mood that is backed up by the lyrics, “Don’t you call anyone else baby/ ’Cause I’m your baby still.” The minimalist approach to this song — only a guitar — creates a feeling of isolation that is not present on any of the other songs on
But the fact remains that this is a winning formula for Warpaint. The songs are so entrancing that it doesn’t matter that they all sound similar. The band is creative enough to change the feel of the songs and add something new, whether it be bursts of synths in “Majesty” or grungey backing power chords in “Warpaint.” In its striking debut full-length, Warpaint melds beauty, power and chaos together in a happy marriage that becomes The Fool, an album utterly entrancing for the fall listening season.
The Fool. The harmonies that come in throughout the song are devastatingly beautiful, and the emotion behind Kokal’s vocals and in the atmosphere of the song is absolutely gut-wrenching. Part of what makes “Baby” such a powerful track is that it is a total change-up from the rest of the album. If The Fool has one weakness, it is that the songs, except for “Baby,” follow the same formula. They start out calmly with a little sense of urgency that builds throughout the song, aided by key instrumental breaks and pauses. Eventually, the songs explode into musical chaos.
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UNC from page 8 Wake Forest and Oct. 3 at Virginia Tech — knocking off the Tar Heels provided concrete evidence that their title hopes are not unfounded. “[Our confidence] has certainly increased,” Pensky said. “We can talk about, ‘Hey, we can do this, we’ve just got to believe’ all you want, but until there’s something tangible that you can hold onto, it’s all just kind of stuff in the air. Now, it’s real.” Defeating North Carolina has not only historical significance but also present-day implications. In nonconference play, the Tar Heels defeated No. 7 Texas A&M, No. 12 Florida, and earned a draw with No. 1 Stanford, the nation’s only remaining undefeated squad. With a weak nonconference slate, the Terps entered ACC play lacking the credentials of many top-10 teams. Especially in the all-important Ratings Percentage Index, a significant factor in determining NCAA Tournament seeding, the team lagged far behind. Now, little doubt remains about the team’s legitimacy.
“We can’t sit around, feeling like we’ve arrived, and relax.” BRIAN PENSKY TERRAPIN WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH
Without two suspended starters and at the end of a grueling twogame road trip, the Terps prevailed against a team with a tradition of bullying the Terps around the ACC. So even while their surprising win has garnered attention from The Washington Post and ESPN.com, Pensky knows the Terps can’t afford to linger too long in their newfound spotlight. Other accomplishments that have thus far eluded the program, such as an ACC championship and an appearance in the Women’s College Cup, suddenly seem less farfetched. “We can’t sit around, feeling like we’ve arrived, and relax,” Pensky said. “We can do this. ... We can achieve something special.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Midfielder Amy O’Sullivan, center, shields a North Carolina defender Sunday.
Midfielder Matt Kassel, center, celebrates his second-half free-kick goal Saturday night with midfielder Kaoru Forbess, left, and defender Alex Lee, right. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK
CORNERS from page 8 Fitzgerald, despite his small frame, continuously rose above the crowd of defenders and attackers to grab the ball or punch it out of danger. The Terps seldom had a touch on any of their 13 corners.
“I told the guys to keep crashing the box because the keeper is a little guy, but he did a great job,” Kassel said. “You just have to put in the best cross possible, and it’s up to the rest of the guys to put it in the back of the net.” With a chance to again extend the Terps’ lead to two after Wake Forest halved a 2-0
deficit, Kassel misjudged his penalty-kick strike. For the first time in five attempts this season, Kassel’s shot was snuffed out. “I played with him a few years back, and I used to take PKs on him,” Kassel said. “I would always go to the side I normally go to. We had a little head game, and he won.”
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Kassel soon found his redemption. In the 83rd minute, the Terps drew a free kick 30 yards out from goal. Lined up with midfielder Kaoru Forbess, Kassel strode up to the ball and swung away. The midfielder sent a nearperfect strike to the upper left corner for his sixth goal of the season and a comfortable Terp lead in the match’s final few minutes. “There was no question who was taking that one, and he took the fury from the miss right into that shot, and it was a great strike,” Cirovski said. Even in victory, the Terps will look into their inconsistencies on dead-ball opportunities this week. Cirovski said some of Kassel’s services veered a little too close to the box, cutting off teammates before they could get to the ball. “We’ve scored a lot of goals on corner kicks and free kicks this year,” said Cirovski, whose Terps have four goals on 93 corner kicks this season. “We’ll review it ... There’s no negatives tonight; it’s all positives.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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RECEIVERS from page 8 stretch them out a little bit. But those guys did [play well] — they do every week in practice, so I wasn’t surprised.” Tyler finished the game with five catches for 57 yards, Boykins had three catches for 32 yards, and even seldomused Kevin Dorsey and Quintin McCree caught a combined four passes for 29 yards. Offensive coordinator James Franklin said afterward he didn’t think much had changed in the offensive scheme. Since O’Brien took the reigns at quarterback, the redshirt freshman hasn’t been hesitant to spread the ball around. But if O’Brien can continue
LINE from page 7 Virginia, prompting starting right tackle R.J. Dill to flip to left tackle and DeSouza, Dill’s backup, to move into a starter’s role. “How many teams in the country have lost two starting tackles?” Friedgen said during Sunday’s teleconference. “It’s not like you’re backed up with eight offensive tackles.” With less than 40 hours between DeSouza’s accident and the start of Saturday’s game at Boston College, the Terps needed to shuffle their line quickly. Senior Paul Pinegar moved from center to right tackle, and sophomore Bennett Fulper took his place at center. Pinegar had prior experience at tackle but had started at center throughout this season, while
DEFENSE from page 8 spun around one Terp defender, gaining what appeared to be an open lane toward goal. But within seconds, Frazer was in her way, coming out of nowhere to steal the ball and start a counterattack upfield. “She’s just so dangerous,” Meharg said of the Tar Heel midfielder Saturday. “I think Megan Frazer did a tremendous job, and I think, actually, Kolojejchick had to play defense on her. “Ali McEvoy is our cover, and she stepped up well. I don’t really remember a time when [Kolojejchick] really beat Megan Frazer one-on-one. I think in transition, she broke free, but there was really only one time in the game where I thought she was free and able to be dangerous.” The Terps continued their fast-paced and up-tempo defensive style of play that has served them well all year long against the Tar Heels, stepping up when North Carolina was on the attack and creating
to find receivers other than Smith and Adrian Cannon in the passing game, it could help elevate an offense struggling to open holes for its running game and plug gaps along an injury-riddled offensive line. “It opens up the whole offense,” Tyler said. “It makes everyone’s job a lot easier and the offense a lot more explosive.” TERP NOTES: O’Brien was named the ACC’s Rookie of the Week yesterday after completing a career-high 26 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns. Safety Antwine Perez also was honored as the league’s Defensive Back of the Week after making two interceptions and recovering a fumble. email@example.com
Fulper had played primarily as a substitute at center and guard. The retooled line allowed just two sacks in the Terps’ 2421 win against the Eagles but still has work to do. “Really, I think Bennett can play better for us, better than what he did,” Friedgen said. “Not having a lot of reps at that position I am sure did not help him. And the same I think with Paul, as he missed some calls. But overall, he didn’t play bad.” While the coaching staff acknowledged other possible offensive-line permutations after the game, including starting true freshman Max Garcia at tackle, Friedgen said the Terps plan on sticking with the combination they have. “I’m really kind of weighing back and forth,” Friedgen said. “We’re trying to get the five best guys on the field.” firstname.lastname@example.org
countless takeaways. The team’s press was stifling, and only one of North Carolina’s two goals came from a defensive breakdown. The other came off a set-piece penalty corner. Goalkeeper Melissa Vassalotti, who recorded three saves in the contest, attributed much of the defense’s success to learning and growing under last year’s senior class. The Terps lost four defensive starters to graduation, and heading into this season, the team’s backline was its biggest question mark. “Our defense has learned so much from them, and this year we were able to come out and show it,” Vassalotti said. “We just stuck to our game plan and tried to intercept any balls that they tried to shoot down the middle of the field. Just playing Maryland hockey, we were able to stop them.” By topping the previously undefeated Tar Heels — and by holding their all-star midfielder Kolojejchick scoreless — that question mark yielded an emphatic answer. email@example.com
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Miami kickoff not yet set The Terrapin football team’s Nov. 6 game against Miami will start at either noon or 3:30 p.m. The ACC will decide the game time next week.
DeSouza’s accident again mixes up Terp line
Offensive tackle expected to make full recovery BY KATE YANCHULIS Senior staff writer
wide-receiver screens to move the ball. On a third-and-goal play late in the second quarter, Tyler ran a sharp crossing route just in front of the goal line, and O’Brien found him for a 9-yard touchdown to put the Terps back on top 14-7. Less than three minutes later, the Terps faced another third-and-goal. This time, O’Brien squeezed a 6-yard strike to Boykins in between the Eagle defense for the team’s last touchdown of the game and the first of Boykins’ career. “We kind of planned [to get a lot of receivers involved], but when I go through my reads, whoever gets the ball can make a play,” O’Brien said. “Their front seven was really good at stopping the run, and we knew that, so we tried to
Terrapin football coach Ralph Friedgen went to bed early Thursday only to be jarred awake by a pounding at his front door. Starting right tackle Pete DeSouza had broken two bones in both legs in a motor-scooter accident on the campus that night, but it was Friedgen’s wife, Gloria, who heard the news first. So when Friedgen didn’t pick up his phone, she called their neighbor to knock on the door and rouse him. Friedgen couldn’t see the redshirt freshman before the Terps’ victory at Boston College on Saturday. But during his Sunday teleconference, Friedgen said that he planned to visit DeSouza that same night at Washington Hospital Center, where the redshirt freshman underwent nearly 12 hours of surgery Friday and is expected to make a full recovery. “He’s in a lot of pain and he’s kind of in and out,” Friedgen said. “He likes seeing [guests], but he just can’t deal with them for more than a couple minutes.” Even with DeSouza’s seasonending injury, Friedgen said the Terps still have “high hopes of him being really an outstanding football player for us.” Still, the coach knows that optimism will do little to help the Terps this season. The Terps must now replace the second starting tackle they have lost for the year. Left tackle Justin Gilbert tore his ACL in the third game of the season against West
see RECEIVERS, page 7
see LINE, page 7
Wide receiver Kerry Boykins, No. 13, catches a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Danny O’Brien to push the Terps’ lead to 21-7 late in the second quarter of the team’s eventual 24-21 win against Boston College. Boykins emerged as a key target Saturday for the Terps. JACLYN BOROWSKI/THE DIAMONDBACK
Slot receivers finally catch on Tyler, Boykins emerge in victory at Boston College after unremarkable beginning to season BY MICHAEL LEMAIRE Senior staff writer
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. Heading into Saturday’s game against Boston College, Terrapin football quarterbacks had been so reliant on star wideout Torrey Smith that slot receivers Ronnie Tyler and Kerr y Boykins couldn’t even say they had as many touchdown catches this season as their starting quarterback. Danny O’Brien scored the team’s only touchdown Oct. 16 against Clemson when he caught a 4-yard halfback pass from running back Da’Rel Scott. Tyler and Boykins, meanwhile, had a combined five catches all season, and neither had reached paydirt. In Saturday’s 24-21 win against the Eagles, Smith was still a primary target. But he was far from O’Brien’s
Wide receiver Ronnie Tyler, left, who suffered through a slow start to the season, had five catches for 57 yards against Boston College on Saturday. JACLYN BOROWSKI/THE DIAMONDBACK
only one. A reworked offensive line held up admirably for much of the afternoon, allowing
O’Brien to comfortably move through his reads, especially on short throws, where Tyler and Boykins proved to be the
the main beneficiaries. In lieu of a struggling ground game, the Terps regularly turned to a handful of quick-hitters and
Terps’ hold on Kolojejchick keyed victory
After making history, Terps turn focus from Tar Heels to titles Team looks to follow Sunday’s first-ever win against national power UNC with run at ACC championship
BY JAKOB ENGELKE BY CONOR WALSH
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Heading into Saturday’s game against defending national champion North Carolina, Terrapin field hockey coach Missy Meharg made it clear that in order for the Terps to be successful against the No. 1 Tar Heels, they were going to have to shut down preseason All-ACC selection Kelsey Kolojejchick. Kolojejchick, the reigning ACC Player of the Week, started all 22 of the Tar Heels’ games last season, recording 38 points en route to being named the ACC’s Freshman of the Year and becoming the first North Carolina freshman to earn first-team All-America honors. Her dominance on the pitch has continued into this season — the sophomore midfielder had 34 points and four game-winning goals in 16 games entering Saturday’s showdown — and Meharg stressed the impact she could have on the field at any given moment. “On the defensive end, we’ve got to keep Kelsey Kolojejchick in check,” Meharg said last Wednesday. “We’ve got to intercept their forwards up field and then counterattack quickly.” The No. 2 Terps obviously listened to Meharg, as their game plan to shut down Kolojejchick worked flawlessly. Kolojejchick was held without a point and could muster only one shot that sailed harmlessly wide of the cage. With midfielder Megan Frazer covering Kolojejchick for the entirety of Saturday’s contest, and defender Ali McEvoy providing additional support when needed, the Terps were able to keep Kolojejchick virtually invisible. With just more than 15 minutes remaining in the first half, Kolojejchick
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Defender Skyy Anderson, left, and the Terps beat North Carolina for the first time in program history Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF JANKEE SHAH/THE DAILY TAR HEEL
The Terrapin women’s historical status as a second-tier program has long been symbolized by one haunting statistic: a winless record against conference foe North Carolina, the definition of greatness in the sport. In their latest move toward national prominence, though, the No. 6 Terps could finally boast to be among the nation’s best, coming from behind against the No. 3 Tar Heels on Sunday to earn their first victory in 32 all-time attempts against the perennial juggernaut and
20-time national champion. The battle for the Terps now becomes keeping the monumental victory in perspective. The win, by all accounts, stands as the best in program history. But it was still just a regular-season game. The potential for continued excellence from the Terps lies weeks down the road in November’s ACC and NCAA Tournaments. “We’re trying to enjoy the fact that we earned three points [Sunday],” coach Brian Pensky said. “Our challenge is responding the right way.” There is no room for a hangover from the Terps, who host No. 10 Florida State on Thurs-
day. The Seminoles hold sole possession of first place in the ACC’s standings, and a win Thursday would keep the third-place Terps in contention for a regular-season conference crown. “We have an opportunity to take one step farther,” said Pensky, whose team set a preseason goal to finish in the top three in the conference standings. “We’re pretty pleased with where we’ve set ourselves up right now.” For a team that has suffered two upsetting losses in conference play — last Thursday at
see UNC, page 7
Terps still sharpening corners BY CHRIS ECKARD Senior staff writer
Ten minutes into the second half of Saturday’s game against Wake Forest, Terrapin men’s soccer midfielder Matt Kassel jogged to the sidelines to ask for some advice from coach Sasho Cirovski. Frustrated with his repeated lack of success on corner kicks, Kassel hoped Cirovski might say something that would click. He didn’t. As Kassel sent in his 11th corner kick of the night, a Wake Forest defender headed the ball harmlessly out of bounds. Just 12 minutes later, the Demon Deacons lined up for their first corner
of the match. Midfielder Ben Newnam sent in a ball that defender Danny Wenzel knocked in for Wake Forest’s only goal, a total reversal of the success the Terps were finding — or, rather, not finding. Despite the team’s ineffectiveness on set pieces, the No. 3 Terps still managed to extend their win streak to seven games with a 3-1 win. But the team’s failures couldn’t help but shake the normally unflappable Kassel, the team’s points and assists leader, who missed his first penalty kick of the season midway through the second half. “We were 0-for-13, and they were 1for-1,” Cirovski said. “That’s just how soccer goes sometimes.”
Midfielder Matt Kassel and the Terps couldn’t convert any of their 13 corner kicks Saturday night against Wake Forest. CHARLIE DEBOYACE/THE DIAMONDBACK
From the onset, the Terps drew free-kick chances against the Demon Deacons. “The first couple minutes, I felt like I took five corners,” Kassel said. “It’s
something we addressed at halftime. I don’t know what it was.” Demon Deacon goalkeeper Akira
see CORNERS, page 7