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City honored for sustainability plans College Park awarded Sustainable Maryland Certified status from environmental center By Erin Serpico @erin_serpico Staff writer College Park was one of four municipalities in the state awarded the Sustainable Maryland Certi-

program began in 2011. The program encourages communities in the state to create green action plans centered on sustainable projects. College Park fied status in October for its efforts joined Annapolis, Hyattsville and Edtoward sustainability, including the monston in this round of selections. The Sustainable Maryland Cercity’s farmers markets and support tified program has recognized 12 for local businesses. The university’s Environmental out of 157 state municipalities so Finance Center granted the city the far and eight of them this year, said status for the first time since the Mike Hunninghake, the program’s

manager. In College Park, activities such as the annual Bike to Work Day, several farmers markets and the Shop College Park initiatives that promote local business helped the city earn the award. “College Park is in very good shape among that group selected,” Hunninghake said. “Overall, we’re very preinkert field house contains the Environmental Finance Center, which honored the city’s sustainability See certified, Page 3 efforts last month. lena salzbank/for the diamondback

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Univ Police: Crime down in October 257 incidents include assault, burglary, fire By Teddy Amenabar @teddyamen Senior staff writer University Police officers responded to 257 incidents in October, a slight decrease from September’s 260 reports, University Police spokeswoman Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas said. DISORDERLY CONDUCT – At about 3:45 p.m. on Oct. 2, Hoaas said, officers responded to an event at Hornbake Library in which Bank of America recruiters were holding interviews. A group of students who referred to themselves as UMD for Clean Energy came into the library and “disrupted the normal business activities,” she said. “It wasn’t threatening in any way,” Hoaas said. “It was a manner in which people can’t conduct their business without being constantly interrupted.” The individuals complied with officers when asked to leave the library, she said. All of the students involved were referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

upscale apartment complexes such as Domain at College Park (top) have offered the city more beds regularly since 2006. photos by (clockwise from top) rachel george; sung-min kim; james levin; sung-min kim/the diamondback

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transformed almost overnight. Seven years ago, the city had a different character, lacking any of the large-scale, high-rise apartment complexes that have since instilled an urban feel in College Park. But since 2006, a wave of developments has brought five upscale By Annika McGinnis apartment complexes to the city, @annikam93 most recently the luxury complex Senior staff writer Domain on Campus Drive. And the To long-term College Park resi- city’s housing market saw the sudden dents, it would seem the city had influx of thousands of new beds, most

High-rise apartment complexes fill up as more slated for construction

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Regulations try to stop students’ illegal abuse By Madeleine List @madeleine_list Staff writer adderall, a stimulant commonly prescribed for ADHD symptoms, has long seen abuse on college campuses as a nonprescribed study tool. University prescriptions for the drug have decreased. christian jenkins/the diamondback harder to find, posing problems for students who rely on the drug to get through stressful semesters. The stimulant is used to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and though record numbers of prescriptions are being written across the country, government and school initiatives


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the average occupancy rates were 94 percent at those same complexes. Even some of the older properties saw more students move in. University Club is 100 percent occupied, said manager Rhoda Mancuso — a jump from early last semester, when rates had fallen to the upper 80s. Parkside is 99 percent full this year, compared to about 80 percent last year, said management assistant Lavania Brown.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Because this article pertains to illicit substance usage, some names have been changed to protect privacy. When John, a senior accounting and finance major, has homework to do, the solution is simple: Pop a pill, stay up all night and get it done. Once an easy fix to busy schedules and heaps of homework, prescription Adderall is becoming

designated specifically for students. Despite the rapid growth in the offcampus housing market, occupancy rates at newer complexes increased this year to almost 100 percent, College Park Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater wrote in an email. The Enclave, Mazza Grandmarc, the View and The Varsity had a combined 97.4 percent occupancy, and 88 beds out of 3,458 were empty. That’s a 3.4 percent increase from last year, when Stiefvater wrote



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are working to stem the flow of Adderall on this campus. John and Sara, a junior psychology major, said the drug is easy enough for them to get — Sara buys it through a friend of a friend, paying roughly $5 a pill, sometimes more for a higher dose. See adderall, Page 2

Danny Mackey has been called a racist, a sexist and a homophobe. In truth, he is none of them — he is simply a Republican. This state is the fourth-most Democratic in the nation, according to a 2012 Gallup poll. In the past 40 years, the state elected just one Republican governor. Nationwide, 48 percent of college-aged voters identified as Democrats, while only 28 percent labeled themselves Republicans, a 2012 survey by the Panetta Institute For Public Policy reported. In this deep blue environment, many conservative students at this university said they feel a negative bias from their peers, their professors and the administration.

“T he Republican Party has a message that makes sense, but a lot of people our age don’t see that,” said Mackey, a sophomore civil engineering major. “I wish my liberal classmates would forget the word ‘Republican’ for five minutes and listen to what we have to say.” The Republican Party’s main tenet is an economic message, Mackey said. “A true Republican is just someone who is in favor of small government and personal freedom. A lot of people aren’t OK with the pro-life movement or the traditional marriage movement, but that’s not the point,” said Mackey, who supports gay marriage. “Our message is that we need to take the country on a financial track that will allow us to still exist in 100 years.” But several students associated the Republican Party with negative traits. See gop, Page 3




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NEW DEVELOPMENTS Efforts to expand the area’s housing options aren’t anywhere near complete. The development pipeline has at least five new large-scale projects in the works that could bring DOMAIN at COLLEGE PARK is the city’s newest apartment complex. rachel george/the diamondback about 2,300 residential units: could help alleviate tradition- and more before construction. the Maryland Book Exchange; ally overflowing housing on Knox Village; the Metropolitan the campus and bring more IMPACT ON FACULTY AND STAFF and Monument Village (both students closer to the uniof which are planned for north versity, said Carlo Colella, The university is also pushing of Route 193); and the Cafritz administration and finance for most faculty and staff to project in Riverdale. vice president. live nearby. About 4 percent of “A l l of ou r on-ca mpu s faculty and staff live in College T he thriving housing housing beds have been occuPark, according to a 2012 report market and continued expansion reflect the growth of the pied, if not 100 percent, then by Anderson Strickler. “There’s a lot of wonderful broader Washington area in nearly 100 percent. We’ve the past few years, Stiefvater had waiting lists for housing things about the university wrote. College Park’s popu- for the past several years,” he on evenings and weekends,” lation in 2012 was 31,208, ac- said. “More student apart- Colella said. “Those families of cording to the Census Bureau ments will meet more needs … if faculty and staff members who — about a 27 percent increase there are students living a mile- live a distance from the campus, and-a-half away because the they don’t take advantage of all from 2000. “With our proximity to DC apartments right on the edge the benefits that are here.” Domain — the first nonstuand access to Baltimore, im- of campus are full.” The university’s on-campus dent apartment complex built proving schools, and efforts to improve the Route 1 Corridor, housing options accommodate in College Park since Camden the area should attract inter- about 12,000 students — about College Park opened in 2007 est to these developments,” 44 percent of the university’s near Ikea — opened in late June undergraduate enrollment. and is now 56 percent full, said Stiefvater wrote. First to come will be the re- In fall 2011, Oakland Hall’s Domain community director development of the Maryland opening contributed to the Tommy Skordas. Domain sells its units for a Book Exchange across from the greatest number of students in university’s Regents Drive en- university housing to that point significantly steeper price than trance. The complex is break- in the school’s history: 11,849 nearby complexes. But it’s taring ground this semester and students. This occurred “even geting a different, more “profeswill offer 287 units in fall 2015. in light of continuing expan- sional” market, Skordas said. The Cafritz development, sion in off-campus housing,” Half of its residents are university which will bring 855 housing according to a student housing faculty; 15 percent are graduate units, 190 townhomes and the market analysis published in students, and 25 percent are procounty’s first Whole Foods 2011 by university consulting fessionals. About 10 percent of Market to Riverdale Park, firm Anderson Strickler, LLC. the complex’s occupancy is made This year, the university up of undergraduate students. may begin construction this W i t h m o re a p a r t m e n t fall. Two projects, Monument is housing about the same Village and the Metropolitan, number — 11,857 students — housing, officials aim to reduce could also break ground this and plans to continue expand- the number of students satuwinter or spring, bringing 459 ing on-campus housing options rating city neighborhoods apartments, 55 townhomes and with the opening of Prince and make room for faculty members Colella said. retail about a mile north of the Frederick Hall in fall 2014. Fostering the expansion of “For people who live nearby, campus on Route 1. And Knox Village, which aims to replace new off-campus options is part it’s easier for them to get to most of the Knox Box apart- of the university’s plan, Colella work. They can walk; they can ments, will begin construction said. Even though they own bike; they can take a short bike private properties, owners ride; they can participate more this summer. of The Varsity, the View, the with university activities,” Metropolitan and Monument Colella said. “That has an IMPACT ON STUDENTS Village came to the university effect on the campus directly.” Increased occupancies and to discuss the complexes’ arthe prospect of more housing chitecture, proposed amenities

The number of Adderall prescriptions written for adults has more than doubled in recent years. Americans aged 20 to 39 received 14 million prescriptions for the drug in 2011; 5.6 million went to the same demographic in 2007, according to IMS Health. John said he is opposed to most drugs but said he uses Adderall — for which he does not have a prescription — to get more work done, sometimes working up to 15 hours straight. Sara does not have a prescription either. Although she tries not to depend on it, she uses Adderall when she needs to stay awake and get a large amount of work done, she said. Adderall makes her focused, energized and more interested in what she is doing. But the national increase in prescriptions doesn’t translate to an increase on this campus. As the number of prescriptions has risen, so has the frequency of abuse, making prescription stimulants like Adderall the s e c o n d-m o s t c o m m o n illicit drug used by college students after marijuana, according to the National Institutes of Health, and as a result, officials are enacting

new restrictions to limit the amount of the drug available to students. And while the number of prescriptions may be rising, the number fi lled at this university is declining. After requiring students to get ADHD screenings off the campus, the University Health Center pharmacy saw a drop in the number of students presenting Adderall prescriptions, The Diamondback reported in 2012. In the 2010-11 school year, 660 prescriptions for the drug made up 3.2 percent of all prescriptions filled. In 2007-08, 1,163 Adderall prescriptions made up 4.7 percent of the total. The CVS on Route 1 fills about 100 Adderall prescriptions per month but has to turn away many requests because it doesn’t have enough of the drug to meet the high demand, said Jessica Lewandowski, a CVS pharmacist. The Drug Enforcement Administration classifies drugs into five categories called “schedules,” with Schedule I containing the most dangerous drugs and V containing the least dangerous ones. Adderall is considered a Schedule II drug alongside cocaine and methamphetamine. In December 2011, the DEA published quotas for pharmacies, limiting how much of certain Schedule I and II drugs they are allowed to order per month based on demand and potential for abuse in their area, Lewan-

dowski said. Because the CVS on Route 1 is located next to a college campus, which hosts a high number of potential abusers, the pharmacy can now fill about half the prescriptions it used to, Lewandowski said. Finding a source for the drugs can be a challenge, Sara said, though the restrictions haven’t had an impact. It’s by no means easy, but both Sara and John said anyone can find Adderall if they look hard enough. Addera l l i s con sidered dangerous because of its side effects and widespread use. Insomnia and loss of appetite are just two of the negative side effects of taking Adderall without a prescription. Others include high blood pressure, paranoia and increased risk of heart attack or seizure. Also, Adderall is extremely addictive and risk of dependence is high, according to the NIH. John uses the drug two to three times a week and even more of ten du r i n g e x a m weeks. Since he started using Adderall, he sleeps only five or six hours a night and sometimes will go long periods without eating, he said. Sara said she worries about becoming dependent on the drug and tries to use it only when she feels she really needs it. “I try to rely on myself as much as I can,” she said. “If I had to, I could get stuff done without. It just wouldn’t be as good.”

ADDERALL prescriptions have more than doubled in recent years. Americans between 20 and 39 received 14 million prescriptions in 2011, compared to 5.6 million in 2007. Some students say the drug helps them feel more energized and alert. christian jenkins/the diamondback

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Kabir added that students had a role in sustainability initiatives, bringing the “resources, knowledge and experiences” to design new ideas within the community. The city plans to implement the Capital Bikeshare program to help decrease its carbon footprint and to look at business recycling plans and collaborative projects between city residents and university students, Kabir said. These could include solar energy programs, community gardens and energy audits, he said. Hunninghake said achieving sustainability certification directly benefited a community’s “reputation and civic pride.” “The more communities that get certified, the more communities we expect to register,” he said. Establishing green teams gives municipalities an extra push to develop green initiatives, Hunninghake said. The program will encourage communities to reapply every few years to maintain their town or city’s certifications, he added. “This is just a start,” Kabir sa id. “We’re very glad to have it, but there are other things coming.”

impressed with what College Park has been doing, and I’m sure they will continue to do a lot of those things.” If a municipality registers for the program, it must create a “green team,” establish an action plan and gather points from a list of eight categories, including energy, health and wellness, community action, local economies and planning and land use. A group of city employees, council members and residents formed College Park’s green team in March 2012 to implement the city’s threeyear action plan, winning the award in its first year, District 1 Councilman Fazlul Kabir said. Sophomore Jennifer Sellman said she thought sustainable practices on the campus carried over to those who lived off the campus because of the university’s central role in College Park. “I defi n itely support the city going green,” said Sellman, who is enrolled in letters and sciences. “I think [the idea] is popular among college campuses.”

GOP From PAGE 1 For instance, when sophomore Ellyssa Sherman, a chemistry and psychology major, hears the word Republican, she thinks “closed-minded.” Sophomore education major Annie Beachley thinks “not willing to support the less fortunate.” And freshman English major Asher Thomas thinks “government shutdown.” Mackey sa id one of the reasons students at this university see the Republican Party in a negative light is because he believes professors use their lecterns as pulpits. Thomas, who identifies as independent, said he dropped his sociology class after the first day because he could sense his professor’s political bias. “The class didn’t seem like it was about sociology,” Thomas said. “It was more about promoting a liberal agenda.” A majority — 62.7 percent — of teachers at American universities and colleges identified as liberal or far left, according to a 2010-11 survey from the University of Cali-

fornia, Los Angeles Higher Education Research Institute. Only 11.9 percent identified as conservative or far right. “Discounting the word Republican is learned; it’s not something that students come to campus with on their own,” Mackey said. “It’s something that’s taught in the classrooms at the University of Maryland, and it’s a shame.” A few weeks ago, Mackey said he was sitting in his physics class when the teaching assistant called the Republican Party “the party of stupid.” Mackey said his teacher used former Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) muchpublicized comment, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down,” as proof that Republicans were wrong about global warming, too. “If you want to talk about what the Republican leadersh ip sa id ab out g loba l warming, and if they were wrong about that, go ahead and call them stupid. But you can’t use Todd Akin’s comments to do that,” he said. “There are 300 million people in this county. About 150 are Republicans. One of them


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ASSAULT – At about 2 a.m. Oct. 4, officers responded to a report of an assault near Preinkert Drive and Mowatt Lane, Hoaas said. Three individuals assaulted the victim, who is a university student, and fled, the victim told officers. The victim chose not to press charges, but Hoaas said two of the individuals were banned from the campus, and the third, who is also a university student, was referred to the Office of Student Conduct. BURGLARY – An officer responded to a burglary at Montgomery Hall at about 4 a.m. on Oct. 5, Hoaas sa id . W hen t he of f icer a rrived, he hea rd g lass f rom a nea rby w i ndow break and saw an individual, who was intoxicated, climbing into the dorm. Police responded to the scene after the individual’s ex-girlfriend called. According to the report, the individual never made it into Montgomery Hall. Police charged the individual with burglary and

is going to say something stupid, and that happens to the Democrats, too. If students don’t take the time to look into it themselves, they’re going to start identifying the Republican Party as ‘the party of stupid.’” Mackey, who consumes news from sources ranging from Fox News to MSNBC, said the problem stems from students’ genera l apathy toward politics and their unwillingness to research the issues themselves. “When you’re 18, you have the biggest stake in the game, but not the biggest interest in the game,” he said. “You find that students who don’t know the issues well, who don’t invest time in learning the issues, are the ones who are really biased against the Republican Party. Politically informed liberal students on campus will meet a Republican and completely respect their view and have a discussion with them.” Sophomore biology major Breyer Hillegas was tabling with the College Republicans at the First Look Fair when he was peppered with insults from students walking by.

attempted forced entry, and Hoaas said he will have to pay for the damaged window. T R E SP A S SING – D u r i n g a walk-through of Memorial Chapel at about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 25, an officer found a homeless individual sleeping in the lobby. After some questioning, the individual said he or she gained access through one of the building’s side doors. The officer then banned the individual from the campus. Property inspection is part of patrol officers’ duties, Hoaas said. Throughout the day, officers are expected to patrol every university building. FIRE – On Oct. 26 at about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a brush fire at a parking lot behind the Chesapeake Bu i ld i ng on the northern edge of the campus. After some investigation, Hoaas said, police concluded that leftover coals from a tailgate caused the fire. T he f i re was t hen ex t i nguished. Police did not file any charges, as it was unclear who caused the brush fire, she said. the memorial chapel was the site of one of October’s 257 incidents. University Police To help prevent brush fires found a homeless person sleeping in the chapel’s lobby Oct. 25. file photo/the diamondback after games, Hoaas said, tail- also should put a lid over the lingering flames or sparks. gaters should not dispose of coals, as depriving coals of coals in grassy areas. They oxygen will extinguish any

Racist. Sexist. Homophobe. He’s been accused of hating women — but browse the College Republicans Facebook page, and women are present in almost every photo. K ayl i n Bu gos, a sen ior government and politics and journalism major, is one such female conservative. “The party has to do some intense rebranding — the message is not bad, but the me ssa g i n g i s,” she sa id . “People that say that it’s wrong to be a Republican woma n don’t u ndersta nd what it means to be Republican. Republicans are not antiwomen, despite the way they are often portrayed.” Hillegas said that while the university encourages diversity of race and religion, there seems to be an exception when it comes to conservative thought. During the presidential election last year, he said students told him they pretended to be happy about President Obama winning just to go along with the crowd. “Students will bash Republicans just because they think differently. Well, Jewish people and Hindu people think differently, too, but you don’t

bash them,” Hillegas said. Several Republican students also said the administration appeared to advocate liberal causes. In 2012, for instance, university President Wallace Loh sent an email to the student body encou raging people to read his Washington Post column supporting the controversial DREAM Act. That was a “gross misuse” of his position “to try and influence policy,” Mackey said. “Whether you look up to him or not, he is the president of this university and he has clout,” Mackey said. “When he says something like that, you’re going to take it to heart. I shouldn’t be getting a political message from the president of my university.” Conservatives on the campus disagreed with the stigma that all Republicans are old, white and male. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, one of only two black senators currently serving, is a 48-year-old Republican. “The thing about old white guys is eventually they’re going to retire, and when they do, there’s going to be a slew of young people coming


Senior government and politics and journalism major in, and the stigma will shake itself,” Mackey said. Senior Tony Smith, an economics and government and politics major, said he hoped the Republican Party could be revamped in a way that concentrates on the principles of economics instead of whether someone is pro-life or pro-choice. “If we allowed a big tent on the social issues and mainly focused on getting our message out about economic issues, I think that would draw in a lot more young people and help get rid of a lot of stereotypes,” Smith said.




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t’s frustrating to see a city divided across university lines. When one steps off the campus and travels along Route 1, that dichotomy becomes readily apparent. The university’s green expanses and redbricked walls give way to the discordant sprawl of a city seemingly in decline. The division isn’t just physical, either. Excessive partying, noise violations, vandalism and the like have long raised tensions between students and permanent residents. After witnessing the recent transformations of nearby cities, most notably Hyattsville and Bethesda, it frustrates us to see how little College Park has changed. With so much on the table in terms of citywide initiatives, it’s even more upsetting how few proposals have been actualized — especially considering how much effort university President Wallace Loh has put into improving the city. Change appears to be on the horizon, though, if voters choose it. Matthew Popkin, a university graduate student and District 3 councilman hopeful, has run a convincing platform with concrete plans to reinvigorate a stagnant City Council. This university is not an ivory tower, nor should it be. Lasting change necessitates effort from all parties: council members, university officials, developers, permanent residents and students. As the city’s largest demographic, students and college-aged residents bear much of the onus for political participation. Popkin has taken strides to incorporate the university community in this year’s electoral process and has helped bring about

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several initiatives geared toward enhancing student-resident relations, including the recent university-sanctioned campus tailgates and Code of Student Conduct expansion. If elected, Popkin has stated, he will strive to implement recommendations put forth by the Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Workgroup and bring developers, City Council members and university officials to the table to discuss longterm goals for the city.



Meanwhile, College Park is also seeing its first contested mayoral race in 24 years. Montgomery County science teacher Bob McCeney has twice run for a seat in District 3, and he now aims to unseat Mayor Andy Fellows, who has held the position since 2009. While Fellows has overseen much of the malaise that has come to define city politics and political engagement over the past four years, McCeney has yet to provide a reason to hand him the keys. Fellows, who has much more experience with political activism, as the Chesapeake regional director at environmental nonprofit Clean Water Fund, deserves your vote. And in District 1, where Benjamin Mellman, a senior aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering major is running against incumbents Fazlul Kabir and Patrick Wojahn for the district’s two seats, the race has

also been quiet. Kabir and Wojahn have welcomed Mellman’s competition for the seats, and their less contentious campaigns for the two seats have reflected that attitude. Wojahn is the candidate who stands out. A major part of the Neighborhood Stabilization and Quality of Life Workgroup and its proceeding committee, and an active and vocal member of the City Council since 2007, Wojahn deserves his seat back this year. His actions have stood out in the primarily lethargic politics of our college town. With constant turnover in the voter base due to matriculation and graduation, that apathy can seem inevitable. It’s easy to point and laugh at our political culture, dismiss voting as pointless and move on with our lives. But elections matter. Voting matters. Take a look at Arts District Hyattsville, a rejuvenated downtown just a bit further along Route 1, to see an area that has transformed in just the past few years with an active City Council and a strategic development plan. Then take a look at downtown College Park, which, despite some flashes of potential, looks essentially the same as it did two years ago. And four years ago. Popkin embodies the type of engagement and activism we need from students to make College Park a real college town. If we as a student body don’t become more engaged and treat City Council elections with the importance they deserve, we’ll be looking back in 2015, wondering why our downtown still hasn’t changed — and knowing we could’ve done more.


is that you can, without bias, analyze presented arguments and assess them based on the validity of their foundations. As Aristotle said, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” The study of logic gives you the tools to do just that. The benefits go beyond changing how you see the world. Now, I find writing and reading both significantly easy and engaging pastimes. By learning how to put together coherent arguments in symbolic form (and importantly, by learning why those arguments are coherent), you train your brain with criticalthinking skills that go along with writing and reading: identifying what exactly is being presented and processing its validity. On the cusp of graduation, I am gaining a new perspective on the working world. We grow up as children with a mystical view of the working adult: the all-wise and intelligent businessman, lawyer, doctor and politician. What we don’t think about is how workers are simply a class of people trying to figure out the world, just like the rest of us. There is an aura around these people who do not possess supreme wisdom. That’s why learning logic is so important: It teaches you to think for yourself. As we prepare to enter the professional world, there is no more appropriate course to take. It’s a fact of life that some people will try to manipulate you for their own benefit. Equipping yourself with the conventions of logic will help you combat any of these efforts by streamlining your understanding.


The other day, I had lunch with a friend who told me he had started signing up for next semester’s classes. As a senior graduating this semester, I was thrown into vertigo as a wave of realization hit me: I will not be around College Park come January. This got me thinking, and I’m using my column space this edition to share what I firmly believe to be the most important course you could sign up for as a college student. I took PHIL 170: Introduction to Logic in spring 2012, and it truly changed my life. As college students, we are susceptible to being told what to think and not necessarily how to think. While this is by no means universal for all professors, I have experienced my share of it. I observe a professor detail an opinion as flat-out true, and my fellow students laboriously copy it down. However, our minds are so much more than the information-recall mechanisms we have been trained to believe indicate intelligence. Logic teaches what we should be learning from early on in our education. Simply put, logic is the art of reasoning. The symbolic logic course I took here gave me an understanding of how to separate faulty reasoning from sound reasoning based on standards of argument forms. It might sound dull, but when put into practice, it Tommy Creegan is a senior government becomes incredibly empowering. and politics major. He can be reached at The beautiful thing about this

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Economics: You need to know more EZRA FISHMAN In Matt Dragonette’s column, “Economics: The more you know,” he is right about a number of things. Financial knowledge is more vital than ever, especially for our generation. We are about to be saddled with all of the previous generations’ errors, and it will be important to know what to do in our efforts to fix them. And of course, students — and even professors — lack some key knowledge of important economic concepts. However, in his major points of basic economics, Dragonette misses a few I think are equally important. I’d like to summarize five more of my points to give a taste about what I’m talking about: 1. Social utility: The supply and demand market only includes information from two sets of stakeholders: the buyers and the sellers. Most real-world markets include more stakeholders, like the employees who supply the products, the society that interacts with those products and everyone affected by the products’ environmental impact. 2. Externalities: An efficient market is only efficient if it can account for all of its external effects. More competitors will usually mean lower prices, but lower prices aren’t the only things

that matter. Externalities like pollution matter, too. 3. Regulation: Free trade will only make everyone better off if the things being traded are good for everyone. Free trade of thermonuclear weapons, for example, will actually make most people much worse off. It’s up to a responsible government to decide which things need to be regulated and which things can be traded freely. 4. Equity vs. efficiency: Most models of markets are created to build the most efficient society, in which resources are used in the most productive way possible. However, these ideally efficient societies usually fail to account for how these resources are split among people. The most efficient societies are often those in which a few very rich people have all the resources, and the majority of people have little to none. A more equitable — and in many opinions, a better — society will have a more even spread of resources so that even the worst-off people are able to get by. 5. Cost of living: Minimum wages and rent ceilings will often negatively affect employment and the housing supply, respectively. However, they will also ensure that the people with those jobs and apartments are capable of actually affording their costs of living. These losses in market efficiency can be recaptured through government programs to help ensure suppliers are able to afford providing jobs and housing at

equitable prices. These are just a few examples of what basic economics looks like when you add in social considerations, which are vital to understanding our financial and societal contributions and how our economy actually affects us and the world around us. Economics is much more than a science in the modern world. It’s a tool we can use to implement real and permanent social change. Once we incorporate real-world effects into dry economic models, we can make realistic and appropriate decisions about everything in life. Unfortunately, as Dragonette said, the university doesn’t require an economics course for all students — and certainly doesn’t require students to learn about the societal implications of the economy. In fact, economics professors don’t always talk about these effects in their classes, so very few students learn them. The university should absolutely require all students to take an economics course to graduate. And when it does, it should require those courses to include the breadth of economic issues, especially the way the economy impacts us all, whether we’re in it directly or just innocent bystanders. Ezra Fishman is a senior accounting and finance major. He can be reached at

t’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the air is crisp, and anything pumpkin-spice flavored abounds. Oh, and there are guys walking around the campus channeling their inner lumberjacks donning plaid flannels and, most importantly, flowing wizard beards. Scratch that. The gentlemen of College Park are actually sporting peach fuzz they like to call facial hair. Yup, it’s “NoShavember” or “No Shave November,” and many guys have decided to be the next Paul Bunyan for the entire month. Channeling “Movember,” a movement to promote prostate cancer awareness during the month of November by growing mustaches, NoShavember’s crusade for beard preservation is now an excuse for guys to make their morning routines that much shorter. I get it — guys feel a little manlier when they are sporting a beard of which the Brawny Man could be jealous. They think the beard can give them the power to split a log in half without a problem. But why do only those with a Y chromosome enjoy this month of hair follicle preservation? Why can’t we women participate in NoShavember? No, I’m not asking why we can’t shave our facial hair; our estrogen doesn’t permit us to look like Santa Claus. I’m asking why we aren’t encouraged to give up shaving our legs, underarms or anywhere else for that matter. Men are regarded as more masculine and physically attractive when they have some sort of facial hair. Whenever I see a guy with a Zach Galifianakis-esque beard, I am automatically drawn to it. I always ask if I can touch it, like it’s some rare carpet the guy painstakingly assembled that I must experience with my own fingers. But we all may

assume this guy didn’t do anything special in the area of grooming, or that he literally did nothing to his face. Women, on the other hand, are regarded as gross and less feminine if they don’t shave. In fact, the NoShavember website lists the rules separately for men and women. For men, the rules say not to shave the entire month of November. For women, however, the rules dictate, “shave your legs, often.” I’m sensing a double standard. Everyone is led to believe that a smooth surface on a woman’s leg is more attractive than a prickly one. When a woman is sporting a pair of shorts, no one comes up to her and asks to stroke her 5 o’clock shadow legs. Some women are actually uncomfortable baring their legs when they skipped shaving in the shower that morning. On a daily basis, many women run their hand up and down their legs and think, “Man, I have to shave.” How is that fair? When both men and women don’t shave, both sexes are considered more masculine. But that is negative for women, while it is positive for men. I know a lot of women, including myself, who have given up on having smooth legs every day. We just don’t care anymore. We’ve seen one too many Nair or Veet commercials in our lifetimes and have decided to shave only when we want. Regardless of whether it’s November or July, women shouldn’t feel bad about themselves if they don’t regularly use their razor. I’m not saying all women should be like exaggerated Parisians who could braid their leg hair. I’m merely suggesting that women should have a month, or even just a week for that matter, when we are encouraged to be our own Paulette Bunyan. Maggie Cassidy is a sophomore English major. She can be reached at

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a spring in their step University step team loves to make beats but also works toward social change By Beena Raghavendran @thebeenster Senior staff writer “Attention!” Simbiat Shodeinde called out in front of about 20 female dancers, signaling the beginning of the S.T.E.P.P. team’s routine in Reckord Armory on Friday evening. They were clad in footwear ranging from Converse shoes to black combat boots and were poised in lines, ready and in formation. And then they stepped. They moved in unison, pounding their hearts into the ground with an unfettered focus. The rhythms flashed by in patterns of claps and slaps and steps. The routine ended as suddenly as it began, filling the classroom with a noticeable silence. S.T.E.P.P.’s rhythms sped up too much in that practice run, the group agreed. “It was too fast, but the outside p e rso n wo u l d n ’t k n ow,” sa i d S.T.E.P.P. member and webmaster Alexandra Maye, a junior criminology and criminal justice major. So the group tried it again. As step dancing moves from existing solely as a traditionally AfricanAmerican art form to becoming more prevalent in American society, thanks to popular culture, the team has seen its audience grow. All but one of the group members are black. Yet S.T.E.P.P. is performing at a halftime show Tuesday at an event sponsored by the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, a change from its usual performances for multicultural advocacy groups or historically black organizations. “We really make an effort to reach out to different races and different ethnicities,” said Vice

President Brittany Linton, a junior journalism major. S.T.E.P.P. stands for Students Towards Educational Progress and Philanthropy and combines dancing with charity work. A major goal of the group, which formed on the campus a few years ago, is to give back to the community. The team recently helped package food at Food for All DC, a nonprofit that provides emergency food to low-income Washington residents or those confined to their homes, and in the past, its members have participated in Terp Service Days and a clothing drive for the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. The team performs for different organizations on the campus and stepped at a men’s basketball halftime show last season. Its most recent performance was during homecoming weekend at Juke Joint in Stamp Student Union. Linton said the team has grown in the past few years. Her first S.T.E.P.P. performance two years ago had six people; now the group has 24 members. Linton gives credit to Shodeinde, team president and a junior accounting and finance major, who Linton said had a huge impact on the group’s style and outreach on the campus. Shodeinde has been stepping since she was in sixth grade and comes to the team with a background in cheerleading. She attributes the team’s growth to its presence on Facebook and Twitter. S te p d a n c i n g o r i g i n a te d i n Africa, Shodeinde said, inspired by people’s ability to make music using the percussive elements of the body. From there, it has become a part of African-American culture. Today, she said, it’s less about the historical ties to Africa and more

about the expression within black American culture. “We like that beat, that movement, that rhythm,” Shodeinde said. Maye added that historically black fraternities and sororities picked up step, bringing it into black American culture. “I can really be myself with these girls,” said Maye, who was watching during practice because she couldn’t attend Tuesday’s performance. “In certain situations, I feel I have to hold back, but here I can dance, have fun, play around.” Step’s intensity was always about expression, Linton said. “Stepping was just a way to let loose,” she said. “It’s not angry, but it’s just very emotional.” Step has also gained popularity through films including Spike Lee’s 1988 movie School Daze and the 2007 drama Stomp the Yard, both of which highlight the power and importance of stepping for black Greek life. It was featured in season one of America’s Best Dance Crew, when teams Jabbawockeez and Status Quo faced off in a step competition. Unlike in the movies, S.T.E.P.P. comprises all women (just by chance, its members say — the group is open to any steppers who audition at the beginning of each school year). Their stepping is sassier than some of the moves in the films but has the same focus and loud sound. But step is about specificity, too, Maye explained. She said even the orientation of hands when clapping could alter the sound of the team. “Everybody has to be doing the same pattern with the same feet,” Maye said. “It could sound different if you’re stepping with your right foot and your left foot. It’s a lot about just

using your hands and feet and coordinating them with everybody else and making it precise.” When Shodeinde gave the team a break for a few minutes, the dancing didn’t stop. Someone turned up music and team members danced with one another, hands in the air, bodies touching. They’re family, as several emphasized, in the way that bonds are naturally created after four hours each week of perfecting rhythms in sync with one another, after hours of feet aching from stepping into the ground, trying to perfect a specific sound. It was almost 7 p.m., and practice was coming to a close. But it wasn’t finished yet. It was time for “Little Sally Walker.” Shodeinde assembled the team in a circle in the center of the Armory classroom, chanting the lyrics made famous on elementary school play-

grounds: “Little Sally Walker, walking down the street. She didn’t know what to do, so she stopped in front of me.” The women in the center of the circle stopped in front of other team members and began shaking and dancing, as the rest of the team chanted: “Come on, girl, let’s shake that thing, shake that thing, don’t stop.” They completely let go, everyone grinning, wiggling their butts, shaking their heads, some stepping rhythms interspersed with the lyrics. “Come on, girl, let’s shake that thing, shake that thing, don’t stop.” S.T.E.P.P. performs in Ritchie Coliseum on Tuesday at about 7 p.m. as part of the halftime show of Deepher Dude, the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority’s male dance competition, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

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CAVALIERS From PAGE 8 The Cavaliers scored four goals in a 16-minute stretch, ending the first half up 4-1. Brian scored or assisted on three of those goals. Morgan said the first three goals occurred because of Terps turnovers in risky areas of the field. Turnovers in the defensive half were a problem earlier in the season. In the first loss to the Cavaliers, a misplaced pass led to the lone goal, and in the loss to Notre Dame, Morgan said defensive mistakes led to three goals. “At that point, we started chasing the game, two goals down, chasing the game,” Morgan said. “This team is too good, too talented to give them easy goals. Once you go down, it’s too hard to get back into it.” Morgan switched up his lineup to start the second half. He replaced four of his first-half starters, including Beanlands, who finished the game with one save. Goal-



keeper Kristene Mumby took her spot for the fourth time this season. The changes did little to halt Virginia’s dominance. The Cavaliers outshot the Terps, 12-4, in the second half and tacked on two goals in the 82nd and 88th minutes. Overall, the Cavaliers outshot the Terps, 24-5. The Terps have to wait until the NCAA tournament selection on Nov. 11 to see if they receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. Despite missing injured players, such as Spivey and forward Gabby Galanti, the Terps can focus only on what is ahead while putting the season’s troubles, including yesterday’s blowout loss, behind them. “I think we were just going to have to do a little forgetting and move on,” Brock said. “If we make it into the tournament, which we hopefully will, we will try to keep our heads up and move on because the tournament is like a whole different season.”

From PAGE 8 was evident throughout yesterday’s tilt, particularly from Layman and Smotrycz, who took advantage of smaller defenders by driving to the lane. Smotrycz took a game-high eight free throws, notched 11 points and finished with a team-high four assists against the Cardinals. Though he didn’t hit any 3-pointers, his reputation as a shooter made a difference. Catholic defenders would often close out hard on Smotrycz to contest his jump shot, so he pump-faked and got into the lane. “Having both of us on the floor, that spreads the floor out even more for us, having shooters in the corners, me and him popping out,” Layman said. “It creates matchup nightmares for other teams.” Allen would be another weapon for the Terps, and he’d likely help keep the offense more steady than it was early in the exhibition. But yesterday, Faust said, was about the Terps “identifying themselves” without their starting point guard. And by shooting 47.4 percent from beyond the arc, they may have done just that. “It definitely meant a lot to us to show Seth that it’s going to be all right without him, and we’ll hold it down for him,” Layman said. “I think we definitely did that.”

forward charles mitchell had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the Terps’ exhibition win. alik mcintosh/the diamondback

DEVILS From PAGE 8 Parker finished with a goal in the 61st minute. Less than three minutes later, forward Mieke Hayn scored to make it 5-0. The team’s efficiency on offense was an improvement from its previous ACC matchup against Virginia. “In the Virginia match, we had some lulls in terms of buildup where we were kind of slow,” Meharg said. “Today, their ball speed was very high and their vision to go forward was quick.” Blue Devils forward Emmie Le Marchand scored off a penalty stroke to cut the deficit to 5-1 with about five

minutes remaining, but it was the only blemish for the Terps in a game in which they controlled play from the outset. T h e Te r ps ’ ve rsa t i l i ty makes them a tough opponent to beat, and they continue to build on their diverse strengths entering the postseason. With the ACC tournament up next, the team will look to continue its series of dominant performances, in which its options have been key in tallying victories. “We have a lot of different people playing in different positions,” Meharg said. “Which is a really great thing to have happen at this time of the year.”

“One thing I’ve learned during my first year here is that capital expenditures and operating expenditures are only part of the EY equation. On my project team, I work with people from around the world. Thursday is our international cooking night, when we share our favorite dishes and a bit about our ancestries. We’re a team in the office, a team in the kitchen.” See every amazing angle at

From PAGE 8 off the bench, replacing midfielder Tsubasa Endoh. Jane’s speed and quickness wreaked havoc on the Wolfpack backline, as the senior floated several dangerous crosses to the far post goalkeeper Fabian Otte handled. Jane eventually proved too much for the Wolfpack, tying the game with his second goal of the season just less than three minutes before the close of the half. Shinsky, who replaced midfielder Michael Sauers

we wore them out a little bit.” T h e Te r ps d o m i n a te d the final 45 minutes, which were highlighted by Mullins’s go-ahead goal — his 13th of the season. The forward’s left-footed shot off a set piece deflected off a Wo l f pa c k d e fe n d e r a n d skipped into the bottom left corner. “Me and Mikey [Ambrose] we re l i n i n g u p, a n d we thought, ‘The goalkeeper’s cheating a little bit. Let’s have a go,’” Mullins said. “I struck it well, put it on frame and gave it a chance — and it went in.” The Terps are now in

second place in the ACC standings with 21 points, trailing only Notre Dame, which jumped to first place after a 3-1 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday night in Winston-Salem, N.C. And while Mullins and the Terps can be assured they will play at least one ACC tournament game at Ludwig Field after this weekend, the forward said Friday will always be one of his most cherished memories. “It was an emotional night for me and seniors,” Mullins said. “One I will never forget.”

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Cavaliers erase early goal, beat Terps, 6-1 No. 1 Virginia scores six straight goals in ACC quarterfinal tilt; NCAA fate awaits By Phillip Suitts @PhillipSuitts Staff writer The Terrapins women’s soccer team entered yesterday’s game against Virginia looking to avenge a 1-0 loss to the Cavaliers on Sept. 29 and boost its NCAA tournament resume. An early goal gave the Terps hope, but turnovers resurfaced to doom their chances. The No. 8-seed Terps fell 6-1 at No. 1-seed Virginia in the ACC tournament quarterfinals, a year after losing 4-0 to the Cavaliers in the final. The five-goal margin also matched their worst margin of defeat of the season, a 5-0 loss to then-No. 5 Notre Dame. “I thought we were in pretty good shape,” coach Jonathan Morgan said. “And then for whatever reason, we fell into a defense shell and stopped moving the ball and got wrapped up in defending.” Forward Hayley Brock’s fifthminute lob over goalkeeper Morgan Stearns’ head from 12 yards out was her 12th goal of the year and her second in as many games.

Despite that early goal, the Terps offense, playing without injured attacking midfielder Ashley Spivey (knee), was stagnant for much of the match. Brock’s goal was the Terps’ only first-half shot. “I thought Hayley was Hayley, and she was dangerous and she created opportunities to score herself,” Morgan said. “Our second forward was OK today, but I thought our midfield gave us nothing to contribute to our attack.” Despite the early lead, the Terps (10-10, 6-8 ACC) were unable to hold the Cavaliers (20-0, 14-0) at bay for long. After Brock’s goal, Virginia had four shots in the next nine minutes, including a breakaway for forward Gloria Douglas that goalkeeper Rachelle Beanlands saved. The Cavaliers finally broke through in the 27th minute, as forward Morgan Brian headed in a cross from 10 yards out. The Terps, who have had trouble defending in the box, allowed three goals off headers yesterday, including one off a corner kick. Brian’s goal opened the floodgates. See CAVALIERS, Page 7


FORWARD JAKE LAYMAN scored a game-high 23 points in the Terps’ 84-39 exhibition victory over Catholic yesterday. christian jenkins/the diamondback


Layman’s 23, Terps’ outside shooting lead to blowout exhibition win over Catholic By Aaron Kasinitz @AaronKazreports Senior staff writer

FORWARD PATRICK MULLINS (15) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in the Terps’ 2-1 Senior Night victory against N.C. State on Friday night at Ludwig Field. christian jenkins/the diamondback

Mullins’ free kick goal provides difference

The Terrapins men’s basketball team was stuck in a rut early in yesterday’s exhibition against Catholic, its lone tune-up before opening regular-season play Friday. The Terps looked disjointed offensively, committing four turnovers in the first four minutes, allowing their Division III opponent to take a 10-8 lead about six minutes into the contest. But once forward Jake Layman got into a rhythm, the Terps never looked back in a 84-39 victory over the Cardinals. The Terps sophomore hit three consecutive 3-pointers — one from the top of the key, one from the right wing and one from the left wing — to give the Terps a seven-point lead and allow the team to settle in. More important than securing the win, though, was that the Terps may have found a formula to produce without starting point guard Seth Allen, who will miss eight to 10 weeks after breaking his left foot in practice Tuesday — and it’ll center around their potent three-point shooting. When the Terps offense was sputtering yesterday without its primary ball handler before an announced 7,019 at Comcast Center, they typically hit big jump shots to stem the tide. Layman finished with a gamehigh 23 points on 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc, and as a team, the Terps shot 9-of-19 on 3-pointers. “Jake can shoot it, and the thing about Jake is he can also drive it,” coach Mark Turgeon said. “So if

they get up on him, he can drive the basketball and go all the way to the rim or pull up, so he’s got the whole game. He’s really worked at it.” Aside from Layman, the Terps have several other threats beyond the arc. Early in the second half, guard Nick Faust drained a 3-pointer when Catholic switched to zone, and Dez Wells, serving as Allen’s replacement at point guard, then knocked down one of his own. That sequence made Turgeon realize how dangerous his team’s offense can be, even without Allen. “If they keep shooting the way they have in practice, we are going to be pretty tough to guard,” Turgeon said. Layman agreed. “I don’t really know how they are going to respond,” Layman said. “It’s going to be a nightmare for defenses.” In October, Turgeon mentioned the Terps often struggled to spread the floor last season. The Terps typically used big lineups with 7-foot-1 Alex Len serving as the focal point. But with Layman, Wells, Faust and Michigan transfer Evan Smotrycz, the Terps have four quality jump shooters in the starting lineup. And the Terps still aren’t lacking for size, considering their shortest starter is Wells, a muscular 6-foot-5 guard. The combination of size and shooting ability See CARDINALS, Page 7

Terps win after honoring seven seniors By Daniel Popper @danielrpopper Staff writer After 40 minutes against N.C. State on Friday night, the Terrapins men’s soccer team trailed by one goal. The Wolfpack scored in the seventh minute, surprising the Terps, who had participated in an emotional pregame ceremony honoring seven seniors — forwards Patrick Mullins and Jake Pace; midfielders Helge Leikvang, Sunny Jane and Widner Saint Cyr; defender Gordon Murie; and undergraduate assistant Jordan Cyrus. While the young team may have lost its composure earlier in the season, the seniors stepped up to avoid a second straight ACC loss at Ludwig Field. In the 43rd minute, Jane settled a cross from midfielder Alex Shinsky and rocketed a left-footed volley to the bottom left corner to tie the game, 1-1, heading into halftime. Just less than two minutes into the second half, Mullins scored the game-winner on a free kick from 25 yards to lead the Terps to a 2-1 victory.

“It was really good,” said Jane, who came off the bench for the third straight game Friday. “I was really proud that we contributed as seniors and helped the team win the game, and I was also happy for those seniors that didn’t get a chance to play. I know this was our night, and we wanted to make it special for them.” The Wolfpack opened the scoring when midfielder Michael Bajza lofted a free kick into the box from near midfield, finding defender Gbenga Makinde just left of the goal. Makinde headed the ball to the middle of the 6-yard box, where forward Nick Surkamp beat two Terps defenders and sent a header past goalkeeper Zack Steffen to give N.C. State a 1-0 lead. “There was a lot of emotion before this game with the large group of seniors, and I think we were a little shaky at the start,” coach Sasho Cirovski said. “But we stayed composed, and we really took over the game.” With 27 minutes remaining in the first half, Cirovski brought Jane See WOLFPACK, Page 7


Terps finish perfect ACC slate Team enters conference tournament on three-game winning streak By Paul Pierre-Louis @PaulPierreLouis Staff writer Though the Terrapins field hockey team already clinched a No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament with its win against then-No. 5 Virginia on Oct. 25, it wanted to continue its series of strong performances that have resulted in dominant victories. The No. 1 Terps achieved that goal in their 5-1 win against No. 7 Duke at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium on Saturday afternoon, capping their regular season with a three-game winning streak entering tournament play. “Maryland really jumped on the game,” coach Missy Meharg said. “We dominated from the pushback.”

The Terps (18-1, 6-0 ACC) are the only team with a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. They will play the winner of Thursday’s game between fifth-seeded Virginia and fourth-seeded Duke. The Blue Devils could have jumped to the No. 3 seed if they had beaten the Terps, but Duke (13-5, 3-3) struggled to find a way into the game. As in the Terps’ 9-0 win against Georgetown on Oct. 27, penalty corners played a key role against the Blue Devils. The Terps had a 6-1 edge over Duke in penalty corners during the first period, with three of the Terps’ six resulting in goals. Midfielder Anna Dessoye tapped in a drive from defender Ali McEvoy to get the team on the board, and defender Steffi Schneid scored off

another penalty corner to double the lead. In the 32nd minute, McEvoy and Dessoye combined again off a set play to make it 3-0 before halftime. “Our penalty corner execution was very high,” Meharg said. “We’ve added some different dimensions to it. The women are practicing very detailed, so we’re excited.” The Blue Devils picked up their offense in the second half, drawing seven penalty corners in the period, but the Terps responded to Duke’s pressure with quick, precise play to extend their lead. After outlasting two Blue Devils penalty corners in quick succession, the Terps launched a counterattack that midfielder Alyssa See DEVILS, Page 7

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