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Clockwise: Freshmen move into the Green and Gold Villiage; incoming students participate in Convocation; the Sadler Center offers increased dining options; students have moved into the new fraternity complexes, completed this summer.


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Members of the College of William and Mary community and a rain shower welcomed the College’s newest students during the annual Convocation ceremony Wednesday. College President Taylor Reveley chose to forgo his opening remarks in light of the inclement weather. “Generally on these occasions I have a good bit to say, but I’ll keep it to the bare minimum because everyone here is getting soggy,” Reveley said. This year’s speaker Nancy Gunn ’88 earned an Emmy Award in 2005 for her work as a producer for CBS’s “The Amazing Race” and has served as producer for other shows including “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Big Brother.” Gunn reflected on her time at the

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College and praised not only the College’s academics but the lasting friendships she developed as a student. When her marriage ended and she was forced to leave her job to care for a new child, two friends and alumni helped her get back on her feet. “It’s not just about the education you receive — it’s about the amazing people you’re being educated with. They’ll be your life long friends and someone you meet here will change your life,” Gunn said. Once Gunn completed her speech, Reveley bestowed the President’s Award for Service to Professor Scott Ickes ’04 and Nadia Asmal ’15. He then sacrificed his time to give closing remarks in light of the rain. The choir led the singing of the Alma Mater, and students began walking through the Sir Christopher Wren

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building to receive cheers and highfives from upperclassmen. This year’s Convocation marked the second time new students marched from the Wren Yard on Ancient Campus toward Old Campus, as opposed from the old tradition of walking from old campus toward Duke of Gloucester Street. “I wish it hadn’t rained, but it was hilarious that President Reveley skipped over a bunch of stuff,” Melissa Kret ’17 said about the somewhat unorthodox Convocation ceremony. “I also hope the rain won’t be a sign for how the rest of my time here will be.” President Reveley sent an email to the student body Thursday containing the remarks he forwent to speed along the ceremony. He echoed Gunn’s speech, talking about the immense importance of one’s connection to the College. “[Your relationship] will be


College President Taylor Reveley oversaw the annual Convocation ceremony.

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Prime Tribers have a challenge. They’re coming in halfway through their school career. The best thing they can do is put themselves out there. — Prime Triber Greg Skipworth ’14


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Earlier this month, Emma Fretts’ car fell into the James River while on the James-Scotland Ferry. Fretts, who is 19, was unharmed in the accident.

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Both candidates in the Virginia gubernatorial race addressed the Virginia Energy and Opportunity Forum in Arlington Thursday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. The two did not share the stage but spent a lot of their time discussing each other. Democrat Terry McAuliffe held up a copy of an article in the The Washington Post that highlights Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s relationships with fathers’ rights advocates. He explained that Cuccinelli’s social agenda is “bad for business.” Cuccinelli took the stage and attacked McAuliffe’s stance on coal and a comment he made in 2009 about how he did not want to see any new coal plants in Virginia. The forum was sponsored by the Consumer Energy Alliance, a nonpartisan group.

The Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily reported that a 19-yearold slid into the James River while in her car despite a deckhand who held on tightly to the back of the car in an attempt to save her. Although the teen left the scene unharmed, the Virginia Department of Transportation looked into the incident and has determined that the Ferry Captain is at fault. The accident was caused by a miscommunication between Captain Jack Goolsby and a deckhand when the captain left without receiving an “all clear” signal. Goolsby went through a drug and alcohol test and both came back negative. Due to the incident, safety changes including annual refresher courses for all crew members may be adopted.

New website supports McDonnell According to The Washington Post, supporters of Gov. Bob McDonnell, R-Va., launched a website with a testimonial dedicated to raising money for the governor’s legal bills. The governor is under investigation for receiving luxury items, monetary gifts and loans from a Virginia businessman in charge of Star Scientific. State ethics laws allow office-holders to accept gifts of any value as long as those greater than $50 are disclosed to the public.

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The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula launched a 34-day fundraiser to raise money for youth art workshops, the Williamsburg-Yorktown Daily reported. The fundraiser kicked off Aug. 20 and BBBS hopes to raise $5,500 by Sept. 24. Larry “Poncho” Brown will be featured as the artist-in-residence during The Raising Awareness Through Art workshop, which will take place Sept. 23. Brown has been commissioned to create artwork for the organization as well.



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Dr. Andrew Wargo, a new hire at the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, works in the Environmental and Aquatic Animal Health Department studying hostpathogen interactions that often cause the Chesapeake Bay’s marine life problems. Wargo studies the ecology and evolution of pathogens and how the ecology affects the local water systems. Wargo’s interest began as an undergraduate at the University of Vermont, where he studied lizard malaria. During his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, Wargo studied the salmon virus IHNV, which sparked his interested in aquatic diseases.

For the eighth year in a row, the College hosted Students Helping Out Williamsburg Day for freshmen and transfer students to become involved with volunteer work in the local area. This year, students visited the Jamestown Settlement and worked together to complete many activities for the site. They sewed Yahaka mats that made up the shell of Powhatan houses, spread mulch, weeded the grounds, and completed many other activities to help take care of the settlement. SHOW day is a continuation of the College’s dedication to community service and a way for freshmen and new students to be introduced to the colonial history of the area.

Law school hosts conference On Sept. 13, the Marshall-Wythe School of Law will host a conference titled “Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia: Legal and Policy Issues for Government.” The Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science are putting on the conference, which is dedicated to giving legal and scientific advice on how to manage the coastal issues — such as flooding — to the state of Virginia. This conference will allow an open forum for discussion. Many speakers from the commonwealth and schools affiliated with the College will also present at the conference.

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Prime Tribers adjust to going back to school OA encourages transfer students to put themselves out there, join variety of activities by ANNIE CURRAN flat hat NEWS EDITOR

A group of nine incoming students gathered in the Sadler Center. They weren’t fresh out of high school. Five of them were parents. They each discussed their unique path to their acceptance at the College of William and Mary. They were members of the 2013-14 Prime Tribe. Dean of Admissions Henry Broaddus says Prime Tribers are transfer students above the age of 24. Broaddus confirmed that 24 transfer students who enrolled this academic year are members of the Prime Tribe. Ben Boone ’07 M.Ed ’09 is the assistant to the dean of students and transfer student support services. He welcomed the group to their orientation program on Aug. 25. He commended each of the new students for their unique stories and paths to higher education. “I hope that you don’t shy away from sharing your experiences in the classroom,” Boone said to the group. A fair amount joined the armed

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Members of the 2013-14 Prime Tribe transfer class discussed what they were studying and why they wanted to go back to college.

the opportunity to share their stories. Greg Skipworth ’14 joined the College last year through the Prime Tribe program. Skipworth entered the Navy after high school and remained in the service for 20 years. Following his career in the Navy, he went into retail management, a business that he says is deeply affected by economic fluctuations. After growing tired of layoffs, he decided to become a history professor at the junior college level. To do so, he went to Thomas Nelson Community College and got into the College through the two year

forces out of high school. Others lacked the money to afford college when under 24. A few just did not have the desire to pursue higher education. Now, based on various experiences, they all decided that getting a college degree, or another college degree, would benefit their careers. The 2013-14 Prime Tribe has a diverse array of interests. There are math, English, psychology, government and biology majors. Michael August ’15 said the orientation program was like a “support group of the most beneficial, positive kind” because of


guaranteed admissions program. He is currently a history major. Skipworth served as the first Prime Tribe member of the Orientation Aid staff last week. As an OA for transfer students, he says that he has a close relationship with the rest of the staff. “It’s been a wonderful experience, everyone has accepted me as part of the group,” Skipworth said. Since he has a year at the College under his belt, he was able to offer advice to the new Prime Tribers. “One of the things I told some of the Prime Tribers this time coming is that,

don’t expect people to come to you. Be proactive and go to them,” Skipworth said. “Whether it was in class, or getting a meal, or on the terrace, I just made myself present to people and I’ve had friends ever since.” Skipworth also suggested that Prime Tribers get involved with campus activities. Last year, Skipworth was a member of the College Republicans. This year, he is joining the Salsa Club, Creative Writing club and is rushing a fraternity. “Prime Tribers have a challenge. They’re coming in halfway through their school career. The best thing they can do is put themselves out there. There’s two ways you can go through your education. One is to just come to class when you need to be there and then go home and live your life and get a degree. Or you can fully embrace the community here at William and Mary which is what I’ve chosen to do,” Skipworth said. “You’re creating, friendships, memories and networks that are going to last you a lifetime and they’re going to benefit you in the long run.”


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order system. As of Monday, no fraternity has opted to do so. Director of Residence Life Deb Boykin said she was wowed when she first entered the completed houses. “When we did Jamestown, we had the wow factor and this has it to the same degree. I mean, it’s just beautiful. And the opportunity it provides for the chapters to really succeed with what they want to do and not be deterred by what they perceived as not good facilities,” Boykin said. “But with these nice facilities comes responsibility.” There are three different models, but each has roughly the same square footage. There are four versions of the first floor plan, four versions of the second floor plan and three versions of the third floor plan. There are slight differences between the floor plans, including two bedrooms on the first floor in floor plan one and a larger back porch area in floor plan two. Other features of the houses include motion activated lighting

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After breaking ground in January 2013, 11 new fraternity houses stand along the College of William and Mary’s Ukrop Way. While the fraternity houses only have enough room for 17 members to live per house, Wanye Boy, director of planning, design and construction, says they were designed so there is enough space for all fraternity members to come together for meetings and events. “We built the size specifically so they all can be here,” Boy said. Each house has a living room, a chapter meeting room, a kitchen and an outdoor seating area on the first floor as well as one single and eight double bedrooms. Currently, only nine of the houses are home to fraternities — the other two were made available to students during the room selection process due to the loss of special interest housing for Pi Kappa Alpha and Lambda Chi Alpha, who also lost their charter. “I think the most amazing thing is that this job was able to be accomplished in such a short amount of time,” Ginger Ambler ’88 M.Ed. ’06 said. The fraternity houses have their letters mounted on the front and the back, with the exception of Kappa Sigma, which has its letters on the side. The crests that used to hang in the Units, now called the Green and Gold Village, can be mounted inside the house through a work



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Students, staff react to new Sadler Center Dining Resident District Manager says renovated facility has earned rave reviews from community

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As students return to campus this fall, they will have to adjust to new living situations, new roommates and new food. Over the summer, Campus Dining implemented quite a few changes. Many will recall the extensive renovations that took place in the Sadler Center’s dining venue, Real Food on Campus. The Sadler Center will now offer 300 more seats in addition to a Mongolian grill and a special diet and vegetarian station. Forty percent of the food and beverage items are from local sources within a 250-mile radius. “It’s very swanky. It’s nice that there’s a lot more seating,” Joe Foster ’15 said. “[Although,] only two swipe stations causes long lines.” Additionally, both the Sadler Center and the Commons Dining Hall will offer a multi-option grill menu. The Sadler Center will also provide a late night meal option that allows students to use a meal swipe to eat. For the month of September, the menu for the late night meal option will be Mediterranean themed. Late night meals can be paid for using cash, credit, Dining Dollars or William and Mary Express. “It turned out fantastic,” Resident District Manager Matthew Moss said. “We’re really happy with it. The feedback that we’ve gotten from students, right after they’ve just walked in over the weekend has just been, ‘Wow — oh my gosh.’ The feedback we’ve gotten on the food has been really good.” Students seem pleased that there is now a late night option. Last academic year all dining halls closed at 8 p.m. “I will definitely take advantage of the late night dining option,” Dan Butler ’16 said. “It makes sense to do it as a school.” Associate Director of Auxiliary Services John Byxbe said that creating more meal variety was one

of the goals of the dining updates. “Diversity is an integral part of a dining experience to ensure basic nutritional needs are met and to expand students’ flavor profiles while at William and Mary,” Byxbe said in an email. Additionally, the Sadler staff was overwhelmed when they saw the new space. “Personally, when we brought our staff back and they walked into the new space, it really gave them a big rush — ‘Wow, look at this place. We’ve really got to do great work. This is going to be so much fun’ — which was a huge plus for us,” Moss said. The Sadler Center is not the only place on campus expanding its menu. The Mason School of Business’s Boehly Cafe will now include a pasta bar, a baked potato bar, a Monster Burger and steak and eggs while also serving Greenberry’s coffee. The Marketplace has added a vegetarian station and a Pay by Weight salad bar. “Students asked for more fresh ingredients, locally sourced products and selections beyond pizza and hamburgers,” Byxbe said. “Students at [the College] are well traveled and have a diverse palate, and we are working to meet those expectations.” Supplements will also be added to smaller food venues on campus. The Mews Cafe at Earl Gregg Swem Library will now have a parfait bar and the Dodge Room in Phi Beta Kappa Hall will provide additional healthy options. “Each station seems to be sort of self-sustaining,” Andrew Shelton ’14, who serves on the Food Services Advisory Committee, said. “It’s definitely what we envisioned.” The goal of these increased dining options is to appease the ever-expanding student population. “We believe that students will be elated as we have collected [their] feedback and created new product offerings to enhance the Dining Program and are constantly seeking ways to improve the program at [the College],” Byxbe said.


The Sadler Center is now offering additional dining options, including a Mongolian grill and a new late-night menu.


Williamsburg Farmers Market to now accept Express Aromas, Wawa will no longer accept student Express ID cards due to new fees, charges instituted by the College by Ariel Cohen flat hat Assoc. NEWS EDITOR

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additional 10 percent off their purchases. “We really wanted to be a partner with the College with the Express program,” Aromas owner Geri Pratt said. “It gets to the point where if we try to keep the process low we can’t make a profit with the new express system.” In lieu of the m a n y changes to the Co lle g e’s Express system, many high revenue vendors have begun accepting Express. Beginning Saturday, the Williamsburg Farmers Market on Duke of Gloucester Street will accept Express dollars. “The Williamsburg Farmers Market applauds the College’s commitment to making locally grown, sustainable products available to students,” Tracy Herner, market manager aid in a press release. “Over the past eleven years, we have worked to develop a relationship with the College, and this allows us to open the Market to the College community.”

It gets to the point where if we try to keep the process low we can’t make a profit with the new express system. — Aromas owner Geri Pratt on the Express program online through a web portal.” So far, popular student vendors such as Wawa, The Daily Grind and Aromas have stopped accepting Express. The vendors rely on low cost sales for the majority of studentdriven business and did not want to absorb the extra service charge. “For those of us who do low profit sales, a credit card rate is about 1.75 percent, so to put that up to 15 percent is just too much,” Daily Grind owner Scott Owen said. As an alterative to Express, Aromas is developing a William and Mary loyalty card that members of the community can load with money to use specifically at Aromas to get an


Due to administrative changes, students are no longer able to use their Express funds on their ID cards to buy their morning Aromas coffee or Wawa mac ‘n’ cheese. Early in the summer, all College of William and Mary affiliated retailers that used Express received a notification that the policies would change. In addition to a $500 flat fee to continue using the Express machines, businesses would have to absorb a 5 percent charge alongside a 20-cent transaction fee. William and Mary Express allows students to use their College ID cards like a debit card at local retailers who are affiliated with the Express program. “The motivation for the overall system change was because our Blackboard system here at the college reached

its end of life, so we had to move to a completely new card system,” Associate Director of Auxiliary Services John Byxbe said. “We also wanted to bring value to the express program from a web portal standpoint. Students can place orders



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The college tuition problem is excess and parents. For instance, the College requires both freshmen and sophomores to buy a full meal plan, which includes more meals than most students can eat. The College’s meal policy is an example of how colleges and the higher education industry feel at liberty to charge students for unnecessary services. It’s the reason that textbook FLAT HAT ASSOC. OPINIONS EDITOR manufacturers regularly churn out new editions of textbooks that differ only slightly from the previous one. Colleges are in the business of making money, and because there is no viable From the triathlon to College of William and Mary President alternative for students who want to earn a decent living, they Taylor Reveley’s yule-time rendition of “How the Grinch Stole are able to hike prices with little effect on demand. Christmas,” there are so many aspects of life at the College that Many have speculated that the traditional four-year degree make students’ college experiences both unique and wonderful. at the school of your dreams will soon be a thing of the past But with soaring tuition costs and an increasing number of for most students whose parents aren’t rich. And that’s not alternatives to the traditional four-year degree, it’s hard not to wonder about the prudence of accumulating mounds of debt only entirely a bad thing. For instance, given opportunities for online learning, there is no longer any reason that 200-student to face likely underemployment upon graduation. Many practices introductory lecture halls should exist. that have become universal at universities across the country — Colleges that do not find ways to lower costs will lose out including ours — make me sicker than a pledge during initiation. Big changes in the college landscape have long felt inevitable. to the increasing number of educational alternatives and So, I had more than a passing interest to hear what President the schools that are working in tandem with technological Obama had to say about the unsustainability of American higher advances. So, if a new college rating system and revamped criteria for financial aid can incentivize education last week while visiting schools schools to become more affordable, in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Colleges and the higher I don’t think it’s hard to support the President Obama’s plan is twofold. education industry feel at president’s plan — or at least his intention. The first part, which won’t require liberty to charge students for While I think that many aspects of congressional approval, involves the unnecessary services. higher education should be made more creation of a new federal ratings guide. affordable and efficient, the possibility The ratings guide will provide parents and students with more information about schools. The ratings of a complete overhaul is sad. The more time we spend will take into consideration colleges’ value, with the purpose of pajama-clad, taking classes on the internet, the less time we incentivizing schools to control costs. Step two is passing a bill in spend interacting with other students, being exposed to new points of view, and learning about ourselves. The College’s Congress to link financial aid to the new ratings. tour guides are being sincere when they show prospective Overall, the plan seems sound. More information is always students how beautiful our campus is and rave about how good. Plus, tuition costs nationwide are out of control; if a new they were inspired by a given professor. That’s the stuff that ratings system could motivate schools to lower costs, I’m all for it. makes college such a romantic concept for kids and such If done correctly, federal incentives could encourage a nostalgic notion for adults; it’s just not worth the current innovation and risk taking. In fact, the unregulated free market price. often incentivizes against real educational innovation in favor of established ways of siphoning money out of the hands of students Email Max Cea at

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n the chaotic splendor of a fall semester’s first week at the College of William and Mary, it would be easy not to notice a small, yet dignified group of students known as Prime Tribers. They are transfer students, all over the age of 24. This year, the College welcomed nine more — five are parents and several are former members of the armed forces, all with their own experiences, passions and reasons for furthering their education. While Prime Tribers have much to offer due to their knowledge and life experience, their age difference can also create distance between them and younger students, which is why the College should do more to orient them and why both Prime Tribers and regular students ought to reach out to one another. These students do not start their College careers with a vast freshman community of 1,500 students with which to surround themselves. As they are many years past high school, their jumping off points for acceptance into the College are also quite different. Thus, their needs as students may differ from the needs of traditional students. To accommodate them, not only should the College provide a more thorough orientation for Prime Tribers, it should continue throughout the year to provide them with a support system. This would allow them to talk about the unique challenges of attending college later in life and foster a community among potentially disparate students. To get the most out of the College, Prime Tribers also need to reach out to other students. Often times, students may mistake them for faculty or visiting parents and may not approach them. Prime Tribers need to make it known they are students. They could get involved in campus organizations and activities or even be a little more vocal in class. One Prime Triber, Greg Skipworth ’14, fully embodies this mentality. Having served in the Navy for two decades and spent two years at Thomas Nelson Community College, he dove head first into campus life, joining multiple clubs and rushing a fraternity. Additionally, Prime Tribers can teach traditional students things they cannot learn inside a classroom. And those students can help them, too, but only if they do their part to reach out. While a college education provides traditional students with extraordinary background knowledge and analytical skills they will draw on for decades, it fails to provide them with something that’s much simpler, but equally as fundamental: the ability to feel comfortable communicating with a person from an unfamiliar walk of life. Traditional students have grown accustomed to operating in a world composed almost entirely of 18 to 22 year olds, and that isn’t at all conducive to one of higher education’s most basic goals — broadening one’s understanding of the world and the people who live in it. It shouldn’t be the case that, for instance, a student feels more comfortable writing a bibliography for a research paper than having a substantive conversation with a 50-year-old. The College cannot claim to be a bastion of diversity if it is not willing to embrace Prime Tribers. Imagine attending college for the first time surrounded by students half your age who are likely wondering what on earth you are doing there, and you can begin to understand the bravery of many Prime Tribers. Make them comfortable. Welcome them into your classrooms and into your hearts.

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From an Orientation Aide: Academics come first, but they aren’t everything Benming Zhang FLAT HAT ONLINE EDITOR

My experience as an Orientation Aide broke down primarily to advicegiving and situating new students to a whole new world: college. One student from my hall asked me how to start off freshman year correctly. I was taken aback — I didn’t even know where to begin. As I thought about an answer, I began to reminisce about the first few months of freshman year, and seemingly distant, faded memories suddenly flared as if it all happened yesterday. The transition to college can be daunting. My most vivid memory from freshman year was hanging with one of my best friends. What began as a very casual chat turned quickly into a

more serious — and even personal — conversation. She told me, “I feel like a bird in a cage with its doors open, and I’m afraid of flying out.” This caught me off guard as, like before, I didn’t know how to respond. I simply nodded and bluntly told her to muster some courage to fly out. A year later, I was stuck with basically the same question. A second chance to truly answer it: Take a leap of faith and fly out of the cage. More specifically, do not be afraid to try new things. That’s what transitioning into college is all about: meeting new friends, taking on a number of extracurricular activities, and enrolling in a whole array of courses. That is the beauty of liberal arts. The next step in the college transition occurs when the weeks start to slow down, and classes become more regular after the add/drop period. Then, there is less time for exploring, and more time is spent focusing on what’s important. I urge you to prioritize: Academics always

come first. Most of you are paying somewhere between $14,000 to $25,000 for tuition alone, on top of room and board, books, dining services, parking fees and more. Focus on completing the assignments and projects on time. Study well and hard for the exams. It’s crucial to remember that college is an ongoing investment in your future. That said, look into exploring the various extracurricular activities here. But I caution you: Choose wisely the ones to which you are willing to commit. It’s the beginning of the year, filled with promises and a renewed outlook. We all look forward to new opportunities, and are excited to seize them. It’s tempting to try your hand at everything. When you read Student Happenings, your eyes will widen at the numerous opportunities this campus has to offer. Allow the first few weeks for exploration, and narrow your list down by the third week. Above all else, you are part of

something larger than yourself. The College of William and Mary carries with it centuries of tradition, and with that predecessors who once walked on the same campus on which you are now walking. You will become an inspiration

to as many people as inspire you. But don’t worry about living up to history — do whatever it is you need to have a fulfilling experience at the College. Email Benming Zhang at bzhang01@


variety Joseph Scholle Behind Closed Doors columnist

To the freshmen, welcome to the College of William and Mary; to the upperclassmen, welcome back. I hope you are all as excited as I am about the upcoming year. As one of the new Behind Closed Doors columnists, I am going to give you the “talk” over the course of the year. Fortunately, we won’t have to worry about awkward eye contact or picturing your mother and I being intimate. But it is still going to be a wild ride, so buckle up, kiddos. Sex is a big deal. For many people, sexual experiences are their best or their worst memories. In this column, I am going to try and

give you advice about enjoying sex, relationships and life. Each of these things are so closely bound that we need to think about them together. My first piece of advice is to make your own decisions. We are all pressured by people and pop culture, whether we realize it or not. In fact, right now, I am telling you that you should consider undertaking some actions and avoid others. What we need to do as rational beings is to separate the good advice from the bad. Sometimes, this is very challenging. We might desire something in the moment, only to regret it later. We might think it is a great idea to call our ex and profess our undying love. It isn’t. So, we must practice critical thinking (and I bet you thought critical thinking skills were a joke). Fortunately, everyone at the College can excel at these sorts of decisions. All it requires is a little bit of effort and foresight. And when we inevitably do something dumber than we thought possible, we learn

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from that mistake. Through my years at the College, I have made a few mistakes and learned a few lessons from them that I would like to share with you now. Decide sober. This is the best way to avoid regretting anything. Being inebriated means that your decision-making skills are inhibited. No matter what you plan for the night, choosing it in a clear frame of mind will set you up to have a more pleasant morning. Avoid dorm-cest. It may seem convenient to date or to hook up with someone in your residence hall. But be warned, if things don’t go the way you have planned, it will set you up for large quantities of awkward encounters in the lobby and division among your hall mates. Don’t spend all your time with your significant other. College gives us greater opportunities to wrap our lives around our boyfriend or girlfriend. No one is forcing you to live in different houses. You can

spend 24 hours together, every day of the week for at least a semester before your final grades get sent home. This can be a problem in long distance relationships too, if the nightly routine consists of five hours of Skype. It may seem like fun. It may even be fun. But it is hard to sustain. I can tell you from personal experience that couples that were obsessively focused on each other, to the point where they excluded their friends and family and other obligations, didn’t last very long and had ugly breakups. We are at a liberal arts college to become wellrounded people. Spending all your time with one person doesn’t help. The College rocks. I firmly believe that anyone will love their experience here if they are willing to make friends, be a little nerdy, and try new things. Welcome, and have a good time. Joseph Schoelle is a Behind Closed Doors columnist and has never had an awkward lobby encounter due to dorm-cest.

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Kalyn Horn Behind Closed Doors columnist

For many incoming freshmen, college is the first taste of freedom. The sudden independence is thrilling, sometimes terrifying, and everything that was once familiar can feel vastly different under this new horizon. You can eat what you want, when you want, even if it’s just soft-serve ice cream for every meal. No one — other than potentially grumpy roommates — is going to scold you for staying up until 3 a.m. every night. And, best of all, you’re finally free to have sex without your parents beating down the door. However, before your initial realization of newfound independence drowns out all other sense, keep these two cents in mind: Unwanted pregnancy is not fun. STIs are not fun. Both are very serious consequences of unprotected sex and can easily ruin someone’s life. Yet there’s a silver lining: They are avoidable, if the right precautions are taken. Abstinence, of course, is the only absolute preventative measure against pregnancy and STIs. However, in a population composed primarily of young adults, it’s not always the most satisfactory option. Condoms are the next best method. They are 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy and also significantly lower the risk of contracting STIs. They come in all shapes and sizes, so even those with latex allergies can find an alternative brand. However, condoms can be expensive, especially for LINDSAY WADE / THE FLAT HAT the average, penniless college student. Fortunately, condoms are easily obtained on campus. Vox, the Voices for Planned your personal limitations and restrictions. If for Parenthood club, hands out condoms every Friday in the calls, friends with benefits, once and never whatever reason you do not feel comfortable, say Sadler Center, and the Student Health Center also distributes again, or that next step toward a real romantic so. There is absolutely no shame in saying no. free condoms. Health Outreach Peer Educators offers a relationship. Whatever scenario you find yourself Really, no one will judge you for not following program for the shy or lazy, where condoms are delivered in, allow me to dispense some general advice. directly to a college mailbox. For starters, let’s make it very clear that there is through on a hookup. With the controversial (but not really) topic For the ladies, there are a variety of birth control methods. a difference between attraction and infatuation. of hookups, I realize readers will react on either However, keep in mind that while these can prevent Just because you hook up with someone does not side of the spectrum: They might accept this piece unwanted pregnancy, they do not protect against STIs. The instantly label him or her your significant other. If Behind Closed doors columnist as a valid source of informative advice on what basic birth control pill is the easiest contraceptive for most you choose to pursue a sense of attraction toward to expect in college, or they could dismiss my college-aged females to obtain. The birth control pill is 99 another person, there is no reason you should words as an attempt to encourage promiscuous percent effective against pregnancy, but in the event that a feel forced to commit yourself into an unwanted College. It’s a whole different playing field sexual activity. To those of the latter, I can assure pill is missed, its preventative properties are voided. There relationship or give meaning to a mere one night with all new bases (and I’m not talking about you that is not the case. While I cannot forcibly are also IUDs, implants, injections and patches that are just stand. Make sure you’re always communicating baseball). It doesn’t matter whether you arrive an change anyone’s opinion, I ask that you at least as effective, if not more so, than the oral pill — although they clearly with the other person involved. There’s expert in the field or a never-been-kissed rookie. keep an open mind. Whether it’s an unfortunate can have more serious side effects. nothing more unfair or frustrating than being The next four years are a time when, simply put, mistake or a rewarding experience, hookups are Finally, let’s give a little attention to dental dams, the dragged along with false expectations that will anything goes. commonplace in a college setting. That’s not least loved of contraceptives. Dental dams serve as a barrier ultimately leave your heart hardened. In the first weeks of college you’ll be getting to say that every single student finds himself or between one’s mouth and the other party’s vulva during oral A hookup will not always be planned in to know so many new people: hall mates, herself waking up in someone else’s bed on the sex and help prevent the spread of STIs. Cut-open condoms advance and, in fact, hardly ever is. It will most classmates, club members, fellow freshmen weekends, but, as you’ll soon find out, there is can also serve the same purpose, although you stay away often be one of those spur-of-the-moment through orientation events — and of course, let’s really no need for name-calling or uninvited from plastic wrap and other MacGyvered solutions. STIs can experiences. So, while you’ll rarely ever be able not forget the random strangers you’ll meet at judgment. be transmitted through oral sex, from both men and women, to predict the exact time and day (or night) a parties. With all of these new interactions, you’re To sum it all up, if you choose to have so take all necessary precautions if you’re with an untested or hookup will take place, it’s important that when bound to run into someone you might develop a hookups, understand what you want out of it infected partner. the moment comes, you’re prepared. Before sense of attraction toward. It doesn’t need to be and what you don’t. If you choose otherwise, Despite the slew of contraceptives available, accidents an active pursuit, but instead someone who, if the anything goes anywhere, there should be clear that’s absolutely fine as well. Enjoy these next happen. Condoms break, birth control pills are missed, or communication between both persons involved opportunity presented itself, you wouldn’t mind four years and appreciate the crazy, exciting and precautions are entirely thrown to the wind. Emergency in which they both give clear consent. Know hooking up with. sometimes difficult learning experiences that contraceptives exist as a fire exit from these unfortunate what you’re comfortable with, and respect Hookups range from mutual drunk bootycome your way. circumstances. Also known as the Morning-After Pill or Plan B, emergency contraceptives are purchasable Mariana Debbe is a Behind Closed from the common pharmacy. However, they usually run Doors columnist and is available for around $65, which is significantly more expensive than advice on not striking out. your average contraceptive. Emergency contraceptives work by stopping the woman’s ovaries from releasing an egg, thus preventing conception. Emergency contraceptives are not abortion pills and should not be taken more than five days after unprotected sex. Catholic rapper and youth minister Aaron Hostetter (aka Zealous) will be joining William & Mary Recall my profound Catholic Campus Ministry’s Theology on Tap to present a musically charged talk entitled “Catholic observations from earlier: Rap and the New Evangelization!” Aaron will be speaking on JP II’s call for the “New Evangelization” Unwanted pregnancy and STIs and how our gifts and talents can be used to fulfill this call and spread the Gospel. This event is are not fun. However, sex is fun, and with proper precautions sponsored by the Diocese of Richmond and promises to be a great night of fellowship and and use of contraceptives, entertainment! Come out for good food, good drink, and, of course, good theology! Check out it can remain relatively riskZealous’s Facebook page at free. Even in the event that proper precautions are not When: 7:00pm Thursday, September 5, 2013 Presbyterian Church followed, there are a number of Where: Sal’s by Victor 1677 Jamestown Road . Williamsburg resources available on campus 1242 Richmond Rd. . to set people on the right path, 10:00 Sunday School • 8:30 &11:00 Worship Service Williamsburg, VA 23185 including Vox, HOPE and the Student Health Center. Contact Us! 10:25 in the parking lot by YATES NEED A RIDE? Kalyn Horn is a Behind 10:30 in front of BLOW Look for the white van 10:35 in front of BARRETT Closed Doors columnist and Join our facebook group! A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America recommends against eating ice Theology on Tap: Williamsburg Chapter cream for every meal.

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Swem exhibit chronicles dormitory’s disastrous 1983 blaze BY DEVON IVIE FLAT HAT ASSOC. VARIETY EDITOR

Think triggering a smoke alarm with a burnt bag of Pop Secret is bad? The morning of Jan. 20, 1983, a large fire abruptly erupted in Jefferson Hall, prompting an evacuation of the building’s 183 residents. Although nobody was seriously injured, the fire was estimated to cause approximately $5 million in damages, and it completely destroyed the entire west wing. The cause of the fire was later determined to be a malfunctioning electrical kitchen appliance. In Earl Gregg Swem Library near the Writing Resource Center and Tribe Tutor Zone on the first floor, an exhibit is currently on display to recognize the 30th anniversary of the event, dubbed the Jefferson Hall Fire. “Jefferson Hall Fire: 30th Anniversary,” the latest installment of the “Fires At William & Mary” exhibit series, features photos, documents and first-hand interviews, and it is the first exhibit with extensive and detailed information about the fire. Steven Bookman, university archive specialist and the exhibit curator, believes the primary sources taken from the archives are what made the exhibit such a success. “There was a lot of television news coverage of the fire damage, but there were also other records created as a result of it, and most people have never seen those before,” he said. “For example, the President’s Office created subject files on the fire, there were announcements and fliers from student organizations trying to raise money to help out their fellow students who lost their belongings, and also newsletters from the Office of Student Affairs about services offered to the students after

they moved into a hotel while Jefferson Hall was renovated.” Bookman continued to say that the exhibit has been well received thus far, with a large number of visitors on a daily basis. To accompany the exhibit, all materials on display have been digitized and uploaded to the Special Collections Flickr page for easy viewing access. William & Mary Television Services has also produced a YouTube video that features the original television news

coverage of the fire. Jennie Davy, Burger archives specialist and the exhibit designer who created the colorful and vibrant visual display, said the pathos of the items on display make the exhibit particularly noteworthy. “The exhibit includes photographs showing efforts to put out the fire and the impact on students living in Jefferson Hall, including fire- and smoke-damaged dorm rooms and students carrying their salvageable

possessions away from the building,” she said. “To me, the most poignant image of those on display features the top of someone’s dresser, strewn with personal belongings such as underwear, shaving cream, toothbrushes and records, covered in broken plaster from the ceiling. … You can really sense the urgency with which students evacuated the building.” Other particularly notable photographs include dorm rooms covered in soot, students huddled


Photograph from the Earl Gregg Swem Library’s exhibit on the 1983 Jefferson Hall fire. The blaze ultimately resulted in $5 million dollars in damage.

together for warmth in sleeping bags and the completely windowless and roofless Jefferson Hall after the fire. The “Daily Blab,” Jefferson West’s newsletter in the 1980s, is a personal favorite of Davy’s on display. “It shows how people across campus and Williamsburg worked to assist the Jefferson students as they tried to replace glasses and other necessities, wash smoke damaged clothing, and make phone calls home,” she said. “You can really start to see the practical challenges of recovering from such an unexpected disaster and feel the generous response of the community.” The aftermath of the fire brought many changes and adjustments to the College: Students living in Jefferson received temporary housing in Colonial Williamsburg’s Motor House and then the Commonwealth Inn, until the dorm was reopened again in January 1985 after repairing $5 million dollars in building damages. The Red Cross and other Williamsburg locations — like restaurants, cleaners and ophthalmologists — also offered special amenities to help the affected students. “Preventing dorm fire scares takes concentrated effort,” Jefferson Hall Resident Advisor Dylan Frendt ’14 said. “Freshmen should definitely remember to put water in their Easy Mac before they put it in the microwave, and should never leave food unattended. On a more serious note, everyone should remember that extension cords, combustible liquids, open flames and other flammable objects are prohibited in our residence halls.” The exhibit will be on display until Jan. 20, 2014.

Stand-up comedians Erin Jackson and Marc Lamotte will perform on Saturday from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth room. The comics will be joined by with two talented student performers.



Download, listen and dance. AVAdventure will Williamsburg Farmers Market will fill DoG street host an orientation event Friday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. Saturday morning with a special appearance by the Griffin. Before the event, download an mp3 from the Open from 8 a.m. to noon regardless of weather, the Facebook page. At exactly 8 p.m., play the mp3 and farmers market offers fruit and vegetables as well as other follow the instructions edible goodies. that will lead you Blackberries, singing and dancing raspberries, through Williamsburg. p e a c h e s , The adventure might watermelon, even lead to prizes corn, peppers, and giveaways. squash and AVAdventure, started tomatoes are all by College of William still in season. and Mary alumni, The Native Plant creates an interactive Society will also storytelling adventure. feature an exhibit The Griffin, some city this Saturday. council members and The market various Tribe Athletic now accepts groups might make a William and Mary COURTESY PHOTO/ WWW.COLLIDER.COM special appearance. Express.



Stand-up comedians Erin Jackson and Marc Bring your blankets and your friends and Lamotte will perform on Saturday from 8 p.m. to gather for a night of cinema beneath the stars. 11 p.m. in the Sadler Center’s Commonwealth AMP is hosting a double feature of “The Great Auditorium. The comics will be joined by Gatsby” and “The Bling Ring” Sunday from two talented student performers. Jackson’s 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. “The Screen on the Green” credentials include will take place performing on the Sunken standup on the G a r d e n . Ellen DeGeneres Admission Show and being is free for all a semifinalist students. Free on season 6 of beverages NBC’s Last Comic and popcorn Standing. Lamotte are available is a universityat the event’s advisor-turnedopening, comic who tours so don’t college campuses worry about across the supplying company. The your own COURTESY PHOTO / WWW.YOUVEGOTTOTASTETHIS.MYRECIPES.COM event is free. snacks.


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Mountain miracle? FOOTBALL

No more training camp. No more game planning. Jimmye Laycock and his team are set for West Virginia Saturday. BY THE NUMBERS Since 2008, the College has begun four of the past five seasons against a Bowl Championship Series program. The Tribe’s lone win came in 2009, when the College topped Virginia 26-14 in Charlottesville. Saturday’s noon kickoff in Morgantown comes just a season after the Tribe almost recorded another upset. Leading 6-0, the Tribe couldn’t hold off a late Maryland touchdown, falling 7-6 in College Park. Having shown the ability to punch well above its weight, look for the College to present a challenge to a strong Mountaineer squad. The Tribe’s opening game results from the past five seasons:


BY JACK POWERS FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR The tune-up game has become a necessary component for big-time programs — 40 minutes to build chemistry and confidence against Football Championship Series programs before facing real competition. It has also become a rite of passage for William and Mary athletes — except in the reverse. The game is an opportunity for immortality. Saturday’s game against West Virginia marks the fifth time in six years the College has begun its season against a team from a Bowl Championship Series conference. Even though the College enters tomorrow’s matchup in Morgantown as a 32-point underdog, don’t count out the Tribe, which outplayed Maryland in a close loss last season and is just four years removed from its upset over Virginia in Charlottesville. That said, the Tribe will likely have to fill up the scoreboard to compete with the Mountaineers’ air-raid spread offense. The challenge grows steeper, as the College’s offense will start off the season short-handed. Both teams enter the season with uncertainty at the quarterback position. Head coach Jimmye Laycock announced Monday that senior Michael Graham will start against West Virginia as redshirt freshman Christian Brumbaugh takes the backup slot. Junior Raphael Ortiz, who was the team’s presumptive starting quarterback heading into the offseason, continues to recover from shoulder surgery after sustaining an injury late last year. Senior Brent Caprio, 7-time starter over the past two years, is also sidelined with an injury after last season’s loss to New Hampshire. The quarterback uncertainty at the College must look familiar to those in Morgantown. After

losing quarterback Geno Smith to the second round of the National Football League draft last year, head coach Dana Holgorsen revamped his offensive personnel over the season with blue-chip transfers. Clint Trickett, a transfer from Florida State, is the favorite to take the first Mountaineer snap at Milan Puskar Stadium. However, Holgorsen has not officially announced his starter. Paul Millard, Geno Smith’s backup for the last two seasons, is also a strong contender for the starting role. Holgorsen also added key running backs Dreamius Smith and Charles Sims — both are also transfers. If Laycock’s defense can dull the Mountaineers’ high-octane, hurry-up offense by exploiting the relative inexperience of its playmakers, the College will stand a chance of snagging an earth-shattering upset. Senior safety and captain Jerome Couplin III, who turns 22 on game day, leads a relatively inexperienced secondary that will try to hamper Holgorsen’s vaunted passing attack — a tough task against an offense that averaged 39.5 points and 502 yards last season. All eyes will be on Graham, however. The longtime veteran of the College’s quarterback carousel, Graham enters his fifth year after starting three games in each of the last two seasons and after throwing 13 touchdowns in 11 games overall. He will need to have the best performance of his career if the Tribe’s offense is to outpace the Mountaineers. Graham is accompanied by junior running back Keith McBride and junior wide receiver Tre McBride, both of whom have big-play potential. Look for Laycock to get both standouts involved early and often against West Virginia’s questionable defense, which gave up 50 or more points on three occasions last season.

Generally, the difference between FBS teams and FCS teams is less about speed and athleticism and more about meat and bones. West Virginia has 11 players on its roster who are over 300 pounds, while the College has one. The Tribe’s offensive line, anchored by senior Matt Crisafi, will have its hands full Saturday p ro t e c t i n g Graham and Senior quarterback Michael McBride from Graham is Saturday’s starter. the onslaught. COURTESY PHOTO / TRIBE ATHLETICS While this game is staged as a West Virginia romp, the Tribe is amped to prove that they belong with the best, and its performance should be telling. The first game of the season always brings renewed promise, even though this game could very well end in infamy. Follow @FlatHatsports for live updates, scores, analysis and news live from Morgantown, West Virginia Saturday.


College still in search of win Tribe falls to Hoyas before 1-1 draw against Patriots BY CHRIS WEBER FLAT HAT SPORTS EDITOR

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Two games into the 2013 campaign, head coach John Daly’s squad has faced three overtime periods — yet the Tribe has only one point to show for its efforts. After dropping the first match of the year to Georgetown 2-1 in overtime, the College (0-1-1) returned to the Martin Family Stadium Sunday night to face George Mason in the home opener. One hundred and ten minutes of soccer later, the Tribe settled for the tie, still searching for the season’s first win. Daly, who leads the College in all-time wins, saw his squad take a 1-0 lead into halftime on the road against No. 18 Georgetown. Junior forward Emory Camper deflected senior defender Ali Heck’s cross minutes before the halftime whistle. The lead, however, would not hold. Hoya goals in the 72nd and 96th minutes, both tallied by forward Kaitlin Brenn, spoiled the Tribe’s season opener. Georgetown managed 11 shots to the College’s two. Facing George Mason, the Tribe offense needed to respond after its underwhelming outing days before. However, it was the Patriots who struck first in the 35th minute, as forward Casey Vornadore found space 20 yards from the College’s goal and fired past sophomore keeper Caroline Casey for the early lead. After more aggressive play from the College’s attackers, the breakthrough came in the 65th minute. Senior forward Audrey Barry whipped a cross in from the left flank, causing George Mason’s keeper to leave her line. The resulting collision with Camper left room for sophomore forward Samantha Cordum to tap in the loose ball. Injured on the play, the Patriot’s replaced goalkeeper Lyndse Hokanson with back up Briana Kottler. Looking to test the new keeper, the Tribe dominated the remainder of regulation. Like the Georgetown game, this contest headed to extra time. While George Mason enjoyed the majority of possession in the first overtime, the College took control in the second. Camper came closest to scoring, barely missing the far post in an opportunity late in the period. The game ended in a tie, leaving the Tribe still searching for its first win. The College finishes its two-game homestead tonight, facing High Point at 8 p.m. Daly and company should expect solid competition from the Panthers, who posted a 10-6-6 (8-1-2 Big South) last season. Follow @FlatHatsports for live coverage of the game, including score updates, analysis and insights.

ANALYSIS Under head coach John Daly’s 4-3-3 formation, the College’s offense relies on a checking center forward who collects the ball and distributes to either the midfield or the other two forwards. Senior forward Emory Camper shoulders this burden. When Camper makes the right decision, the Tribe offense produces.


Incoming ball to Camper Distribution from Camper


Junior defender Emily Fredickson sends a cross in Sunday.

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