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UAA student found dead at music festival



Seawolves take Kendall crown with a tie

By J. Almendarez Managing Editor

Dennis Beaudo, an economics senior at the University of Texas at Austin, said in a telephone interview that a man found dead Saturday at the Austin City Limits Music Festival was his friend and on again-off-again UAA student, Cole Christianson. Cole Mathew Christianson’s Facebook page was flooded with condolences as of Sunday evening, and a large number of people have tweeted memories and photos of him. Beaudo was a classmate with Christianson in high school and heard the news through mutual friends that the man Austin Police say was found in a creek behind Austin Music Hall was his friend. “I think people should know something like this happened,” he said. The Anchroage Police Department would not verify any information regarding the death, and the Austin Police Department would not confirm any information about the open investigation until the completion of an autopsy. However, the Austin Police Department has requested anyone with information about the death contact the Homicide Unit at 512974-5210. This is a developing story and will continue to be updated. Anyone wanting to contribute to an obituary for Christianson should contact The Northern Light at


Junior center Matt Bailey shoots the tying goal, his second point in the game, against the Falcons in the second period of the Kendall Hockey Classic on Saturday night.

By Thomas McIntyre Sports Editor

The Seawolves won the Kendall Hockey Classic Saturday night by holding off the Air Force Falcons in an overtime nail-biter. After falling to an early 2-0 deficit, the Seawolves put up three unanswered goals. They held on to the 3-2 lead until the Falcons pushed in a goal with only 0.2 seconds left in regulation. The two teams played to a draw

Clubs push carts, amping Seawolf spirit during Homecoming week

in the five-minute overtime period. It was the Seawolves’ Friday night 2-0 win against Canisius College that gave them the tournament crown over the Falcons, who were coming off a tie with the UAF Nanooks. Senior forward Matt Bailey was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament. Bailey had two points in the tournament, including a game-tying breakaway

goal in the second period against the Falcons. Sophomore defensemen Derek Docken and senior forward Alex Gellert represented the Seawolves on the Kendall All-Tournament Team. Junior goaltender Rob Gunderson shook off a rough start and finished with 20 saves. Gunderson also tallied an assist on the Seawolves’ first goal of the

night. The Seawolves showed their ability to fight back on multiple occasions. But their most significant response came after the stunning late goal by the Falcons that sent the game into overtime. Alex Gellert, who hit the go-ahead goal for the Seawolves in the third period, described how

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Students weigh in on VP debate By J. Almendarez Managing Editor

Vice President Biden squared off against Republican candidate Paul Ryan in the only vice presidential debate of the election, as 20-30 UAA students watched

Services. After the debate, about 15 students participated in and listened to an open forum for an exchange of perspectives about the debate, and the winner was

“Not a single question was answered this entire debate.” - Hannah Knapp, UAA student

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Seawolf Thunder bang their “drums” as UAA cheerleaders shouted, “U-A-A!” throughout the Homecoming parade.

the event on a projector screen in the Student Union. Attendees were treated to free hot dogs and beverages during the event, sponsored by UAA Votes and other members of Student Union & Commuter Student

unanimously decided to be Biden by those participating. American government Professor Forrest Nabors moderated the event. Political Science freshman

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Political science junior Jonathon Taylor, vice chair of the UAA College Republicans, helps set up the table for the UAA College Republicans table at Debates, Dogs and Dialogues, a UAA Votes and Student Union & Commuter Student Services sponsored event showing the Vice Presidential debate in the Student Union on a projector screen.


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Police: Tree stand accident claims NY man’s life QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man found hanging from a tree stand near his upstate New York home apparently fell and asphyxiated when he became tangled in his safety harness. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office tells the Post-Star of Glens Falls that 50-year-old Daniel Bemis went bow hunting Tuesday in the woods behind his house in the town of Queensbury, 50 miles north of Albany. Police say it appeared Bemis fell from a tree stand at such an angle that it caused his safety harness to become wrapped around his upper body and he asphyxiated. Officials say Bemis had installed the harness correctly. Police say he was found Tuesday night by a relative who went looking for him when he didn’t return from his outing.

Justice Dept. will allow Indian tribes to possess eagle feathers, despite current restrictions WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Friday it is going to allow members of federally recognized Indian tribes to possess eagle feathers, although that’s a federal crime. This is a significant religious and cultural issue for many tribes, who were consulted in advance about the policy the department announced. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and other federal wildlife laws criminalize the killing of eagles, which are listed as either endangered or threatened, and possession of feathers and bird parts, but the Constitution and federal laws also give tribes local sovereignty for self-government. Under the new Justice Department policy, tribal members will not be prosecuted for wearing or carrying federally protected birds, bird feathers or parts. They also may pick up feathers found in the wild as long as they do not disturb federally protected birds or nests. Giving, lending or trading feathers or bird parts among tribe members, without any other compensation, also will be allowed. While Justice did not previously have a written policy, the new directive is in line with long-standing practice by Justice prosecutors, U.S. attorneys and the Interior Department not to prosecute in such circumstances.

Reports: Apple to reveal smaller iPad on Oct. 23, taking on Kindle and Nook Apple Inc. is set to reveal a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad at an event on Oct. 23, according to several reports published Friday. The reports from Bloomberg News, Reuters and the AllThingsD blog are based on unnamed sources “familiar with the plans.” Apple Inc. hasn’t said anything about a smaller tablet, a concept company founder Steve Jobs derided two years ago. But companywatchers have assumed for months that an “iPad mini” will appear before the holiday season. The screen is reportedly about half the size of the iPad’s, which measures 9.7 inches diagonally. Analysts speculate the starting price of the device could be about $299. With the device, Apple could close an opening in the tablet market for rivals like Inc., whose Kindle Fire is half the size of the iPad and starts at $199. Google Inc. and Barnes and Noble Inc. also sell tablets in the same size and price range.

Compiled from the Associated Press by J. Almendarez

Need for a new Student Union By Shannon Burgoon Staff Reporter

Dawn Dooley, associate dean of students, brought awareness to the USUAA meeting on Oct. 11 the need for a new Student Union building. She emphasized that the Student Union is the gateway to the institution, so establishing the need for a new building that meets professional standards is critical. “We want a facility that makes future students want to come here. We need a Union that creates change and a place that allows a feel of community and belonging, as well as one that raises awareness for health and wellness,” said Dooley. She said the biggest weakness of the current Student Union building is that there is only 3 square feet of room per student. The minimal requirement is 10 square feet per student according to the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). CAS and ACUI have developed sets of functional area standards and guidelines within

higher education. More than 5,000 people go through the doors of the Student Union building every week. The funding request is $100 million for this project. Dooley said, “This is to raise awareness on just how much a new Student Union is needed.” In othe news, Seawolf Award applications are due Oct. 19. The Seawolf Community Award is bestowed upon a student who exhibits exemplary community service. The Seawolf Leadership Award recognizes student leaders who, through their leadership, involvement and commitment, make significant contributions to campus life. Award recipients will receive tuition credit. There will be an amendment made by the USUAA President Alejandra Buitrago for the campus smoking policy change unanimously approved Friday. The former rule, which was passed at last month’s University Assembly meeting, stated that students and faculty are to smoke 50 feet from the campus. But a new amendment was made for a 20 feet minimum.

Buitrago said a lot of students and faculty find themselves 50 feet away from the campus, in a parking lot. The disciplinary action for breaking the 20-foot rule is that supervisors are responsible for taking appropriate action for their employees. Students will be reported to the Dean of Students. If the student or faculty member does not comply with the rule, higher enforcement may be needed. Senator Johnnie Templeton also brought up the Zombie Haunted Scavenger Hunt happening 6-9 p.m. at the Z.J. Loussac Library Oct. 20. Participants will learn about disaster preparedness and public health emergencies while testing zombie evasion skills. Participants should bring a student ID or library card to receive one “Zombie Repellant Pass.” The pass can be used in lieu of cash at some of the booths at the event. USUAA meets weekly at 3 p.m. Fridays in the Student Union.

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Kianna Morris said Biden’s speech appealed to the audience because it instilled a sense of safety in regard to his plans. “Voters like warm and fuzzy,” she said. Adam, a Romney supporter who did not want to reveal his identity to the reporter on the scene, said, “Ryan didn’t really come out swinging.” He said the congressman preoccupied himself with defending his policies from Biden, rather than discussing what his own policies were. He said Ryan should have

focused on discussing things, such as how the Romney campaign will work to save Social Security, rather than simply stating that the duo will not cut Social Security. He also said the Obama administration has a total lack of influence in Iraq. “I think that’s incredible foreign policy failure,” he said. Hospitality Industry junior Hannah Knapp said in response that Ryan clearly lost the debate because he didn’t speak to specifics about what the Romney campaign will do about issues, such as clarifying which tax

loopholes they’ll cut to reduce the deficit, because if he did, it would sway people away from voting for a Republican ticket. “Not a single question was answered this entire debate,” she said. The next Presidential debate covers domestic and foreign policy will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, and will be in a town meeting format. The Northern Light will live tweet the event on Twitter from @TNLupdates.


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Squirrel dinner prep perhaps sparked Michigan fire HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a blaze that displaced dozens of people from a southwest Michigan apartment complex may have been sparked by a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch. Fire Chief Jim Kohsel tells MLive. com that the resident apparently planned to eat the animal and was burning off its fur on a third-floor deck at the building in Ottawa County’s Holland Township when the fire broke out Wednesday. Flames spread to the roof. Kohsel says eight apartments are destroyed and others damaged. The resident’s name wasn’t immediately released. Kohsel says a firefighter broke a toe. No residents were injured. Resident Tiffany Camburn told The Holland Sentinel that she and her neighbors had to evacuate their apartments. The American Red Cross arranged temporary shelter and clothing for displaced residents.

Worker cooked to death at California tuna plant SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Authorities say a 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods. The Whittier Daily News reports ( Jose Melena was found shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday at the plant in Santa Fe Springs. Erika Monterroza is a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. She says it’s unclear how the man ended up inside a cooking device called a “steamer machine.” The state agency has launched an investigation. Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke expressed condolences to Melena’s family in a written statement. Menke says operations at the canning facility will be suspended until Monday.

Pa. woman suing lawmaker over small cake prize PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh woman is suing Democratic state Rep. Jake Wheatley, saying he only coughed up half of the $200 prize he promised the winner of a community day cake-baking contest. Fifty-five-year-old Democrat Denise Robinson says the dispute isn’t about the $100, it’s about the principle. The paralegal says, “If my state rep will breach a contract for $200, then what is he doing for $200,000.” Wheatley tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ( Q5biLZ ) that the whole thing is a misunderstanding. Wheatley acknowledges fliers for the Sept. 8 event tout a $200 prize, but says contestants were told the prize would depend on the number of entrants who paid $10 each. He says the prize was smaller because fewer people entered than expected. Robinson says Wheatley should honor the flier. Compiled from the Associated Press by J. Almendarez

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Five romance writers divulge challenges and rewards By Nita Mauigoa

Assistant Features Editor

Sexy rock stars, sensual demons or chiseled Scottish knights — each author has their personal brand in romance writing. Futuristic romance writer Tam Linsey described her novel “Bontanicaust” as “a postapocalyptic dystopia romance.” Her unique twist? Cannibals. In celebration of Alaska Book Week, Linsey, along with four other authors from the Alaska chapter of Romance Writers of America (AKRWA), visited the UAA Bookstore to give a book seminar. Though they had fun sharing the details of their own works, they all were also keen on sharing advice for aspiring writers. “For 22 years, I’ve engendered more than 400 rejections before I got selected for publication,” said Jackie Ivie, historical romance author and president of AKRWA. She is now on the top 100 bestselling list on Amazon for short stories and has garnered awards for her work. Her advice: Never get discouraged by bad reviews, because they are inevitable, and never give up your brand. “Getting a contract is such a small part of publishing. You’re never done,” said Boone Brux, paranormal romance author. “There’s still a lot of tears and crying and swearing at your editors and stomping around your house, because in our minds, we are the best writer ever and they just don’t understand us.” Boone Brux advised joining writers’ groups to toughen up through critiques. In those environments, authors learn that

Romance writers Jackie Ivie, Jennifer Bernard, Lizbeth Selwig, Boone Brux and Tam Linsey answer fans’ questions.

the editor makes the work look better in the end. Lizbeth Selwig, rock star romance author, has been writing

“You have to write a million words before you find your voice.” -Tam Linsey, novelist about rock stars since she was 10 years old. When she joined AKRWA, she won the “Golden Heart” award for non-published authors and was printed by Avon

Publishers. She credits parts of her success to her background in editing. “I have a degree in journalism, and I have worked with several newspapers, so the mechanics are down,” Selwig said. However, that doesn’t mean one must have a journalism degree to become a successful writer. “One day I decided to just quit my job, sell my house, start over and do what I’ve always dreamed of doing,” said Jennifer Bernard, fireman romance author. Bernard’s brand is “sexy, fun

firemen with a bit of romantic comedy.” She has paperbacks published through Avon and has other works published online. She advised writers to use different types of medium for successful writing. Of the authors, one could not help but think of Linsey’s unique voice in “Botanicaust” — a successful, strong voice that didn’t develop overnight. She left one piece of sound advice for developing writers: “You have to write a million words before you find your voice.”


Boone Brux and Tam Linsey share passages from their books with the audience.

To shave or not to shave, that is the question Vicente Capala Multimedia Editor

Pubic hair — we all have it, unless of course you have a genetic abnormality and are a human naked mole rat. Many people ask the question, “How much is too much?” when shaving the dreaded pubic region. In American society, removing excess amounts of hair has been popularized in films like “40 Year Old Virgin,” where one of the characters gets a chest wax, and “American Pie,” where one of the characters shaves his pubic hair and comically ends up violating a dessert. I am here to help you figure out the pros and cons of shaving your pubic hair, no matter your gender. Sexually, most people prefer their partners to be clean, which often means being fully shaven and smooth to the skin. Think about it: When you reach down there do you really want to

brush your hand or cheek on a stubbly forest of human hair? Many people don’t. Avoiding this is the main advantage of shaving. Sexual interaction and other forms of intimacy remain undisrupted when there isn’t an animal attached to your pelvis. The disadvantage to shaving, however, isn’t about intimacy or partner preferences; it is about health. The hair on each part of the human body serves a purpose. We generally have hair to keep ourselves warm in cold weather, and it traps cool air when hot. But one of the specific functions for pubic hair is to keep dirt and bacteria away from our genitals. This parallels the function of eyelashes, which keeps dust and other objects out of our eyes. Shaving pubic hair increases the chances of bacteria getting into your you-know-whats and who-knows-where. Rest assured, the probability of getting an infection is slim if good hygiene is maintained. If you decide you want to take the plunge and shave, “What should I buy to remove my pubic

hair?” and “How should I go about doing so?” are common questions to ask. Try to purchase a razor that is reliable and guarantees a smooth finish. When you begin your venture into taming the forest, make sure you machete everything before taking on the whole army — meaning, trim before you shave. This makes all the difference. Product is of utmost importance in the art of shaving. You do not want to settle for something cheap, since the pubic area is very sensitive. Women should be careful not to shave when it’s that time of the month, as the skin on the pubic mound becomes more sensitive during menstruation. After prepping, generously apply shaving cream on the exterior, grab your razor and you are good to go. Waxing is another way of removing pubic hair. It is always best to have a professional perform this task, unless you are uncomfortable with another traveler in your forest or you have waxing experience already.

Waxing keeps hair growth away for a longer period of time, which is usually why appointments are so expensive. So, we’ve covered a few of the advantages


and disadvantages of pubic hair removal as well as some ways it can be removed. Just make sure you keep it clean even after shaving it clean.


FEATURES October 16, 2012 Annual shopping cart parade tops off UAA Homecoming week Mabil “Mo” Duir of the Board of Cultural Awareness and Patrick Markley of Sigma Alpha Epsilon lead the Shopping Cart parade while holding the UAA Homecoming banner with pride.

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Drew Lemish and Courtny Petrosky, president and treasurer of the Residence Hall Association, sport an “angry Seawolves” theme mimicking “Angry Birds.”


The UAA ski team decked out for competition, equipped with ski poles. They won the “Best in Show” award.

Isaiah Montoya, member of Volunteers Around the World, stole the show as “Atlas.” Ricky Saeteurn was the spirited cart pusher. VAW won the “Seawolf pride” award.

Courtney Schuman of Alpha Sigma Alpha, hardly containing her enthusiasm.

Coping with stress in the face of disaster By Evan Dodd Contributor

It’s that time of year again: the special time when the stress gets to be too much and I start shaking my fists at the sky, screeching nonsense that would make Charlie Sheen blush. Maybe it’s because of the looming midterms or that I haven’t had a car in over a month. Maybe it’s the fact that my apartment is now flooding for the second time or the apparent army of plague rats living under my dorm. Spoiler alert: It’s that last bit. Either way, I’ve been turned into a stress monster from the

deep abyss of the dark side of college, and it’s totally killing my week. But I’m not going to lie down and take it. I’m resourceful (filled with bad ideas), creative (really stupid ideas), and I can think outside of any box you put me in, provided that the box has air holes. So here are a couple of ideas I’m kicking around to break the monotony of college, to reverse the unending tide of stress and regain my mid-semester sense of adventure. Basically it’s a list of how to make the most money possible out of the mountain of broken crap in my life. Let’s start with the creation of “hallway hockey.” The cruel winter months are coming, and that means the

reflecting pool in my hallway will quickly morph into an icy Slip ‘n Slide of doom. That calamity might frighten a weaker man but not me. No, I have great plans for that hallway, great and terrible plans. This winter I’ll be turning my dorm into a knee hockey, skating rink, and shuffleboard combination arena that will be the stuff of legend. Not only will the profits help offset the ridiculous cost of my broken dorm, but the construction time will be less than a tenth of the new sports arena. I’ll sell off my roommate’s crates of Cup Noodles at a 200 percent markup and make a killing on the concession sales. Next, I’ve recently come to realize that I have flotilla of gluttanous voles thriving in the

dark waters of the swamp beneath my room. It’s really not as bad as it sounds. I’ve actually come to like them. It was a rather somber moment when I came out to find little Sparky Jr. caught in the minefield of mousetraps in my closet. But as much as I love the voles, as a fairly unethical business major, it would be wrong of me not to profit from them somehow. So, coming in the fall of 2012 to a campus near you, I’m proud to present the MAC 4 Rat Races. I’ll make a maze out of the discarded remnants of my ceiling still lingering on my bathroom floor and place bets on the winners of each race. By Christmas I expect to have a full-blown gambling ring operating out of my kitchen, with all of the profits

fueling the new hockey arena. If my knowledge of gambling (most of which I learned from watching The Hangover) is correct, then there is no way that this can go wrong, and I’ll be filthy rich by January. With the proceeds from the gambling and the overpriced snacks growing at an exponential rate, I’ll soon have enough money to transfer to somewhere less Alaska-like for my final two years of college. By summer I’ll use the profits to finance my travel expense to Oregon, where I’ll live out my days peacefully in a dry, rodent-free paradise. Let it never be said that I lack innovation. Now all I have to do is survive my midterms and my MAC and I’ll be home free. Right.

Where does gray hair come from? By Kate Lindsley Contributor

Midterms! Well, the stress that they produce anyway. This stress leads to oxidative stress, the primary cause of graying hair. Hair without oxidative stress or artificial dyes is colored by concentrations of melanin, the pigmented compound in your skin that protects it from UV light. The type and amount of melanin determines if you have blond, red or brown hair. Cells called “melanocytes” generate melanin. A study

published in 2006 in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) identified four main factors in gray hair production. Brace yourself, this part involves some scientific jargon, but we can make it through this together. 1) Oxidative stress — this is the primary cause of graying hair. It essentially means that there are reactive compounds (reactive oxygen species, or ROS) that bounce around the DNA in your hair like a pinball. This disturbs the DNA bonds and renders the melanocytes useless. Without melanocytes, we have no melanin, and therefore no color in the hair.

2) Fewer melanocyte growth factors and oxidative stress-protectors — if your hair stops producing melanocytes to begin with, those cells can’t produce melanin. Boom. Now about those oxidative stress-protectors. As organisms that breathe oxygen, we have to be ready to detoxify the ROS compounds that come with the whole oxygen package. For that, we have oxidative stressprotection pathways. However, if these pathways break down or slow down, the oxidative stress pops right back up. These pathways stray when we stress or age. 3) Mitochondrial DNA damage, especially in previously

dyed hair — mitochondrial DNA is not as well protected as regular cellular DNA contained in a nucleus, so it is more vulnerable to chemical damage. Specifically, this damage can occur after someone has dyed their hair. As you may remember from high school biology, mitochondria are responsible for generating energy for the cell. So, if melanocytes can’t generate energy, they can’t produce melanin. 4) Susceptibility of the pigmentary unit to exogenous oxidative damage — exogenous means “outside.” So while the other factors had to do with how you treated your body in a perfect

environment, exogenous oxidative damage considers the type of pollutants your expose your hair to on a daily basis. An example of an exogenous oxidative agent is cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke is also an endogenous (inside the body) oxidative agent as it stresses many systems in the human body. Yet another reason to quit that habit. All four of these things occur with two inevitable factors of life: stress and aging. During exams, make time for yourself to relax and enjoy life. While gray hair may seem like just a cosmetic problem, it can signal a need to think about your physical and mental health and life choices.

FEATURES October 16, 2012

Cooking in college

For all the first-time cooks out there By Keldon Irwin Staff Reporter PH OTOS BY KE LD ON IR W IN

Start to finish: 1-2 hours Servings: 4 large servings Recipe by Keldon Irwin

Ingredients 2 pounds pork chops 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp. ketchup 1 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tbsp. sesame or teriyaki sauce 1 tbsp. lemon juice or lemon pepper (to taste) 2 tbsp. olive oil 3 cloves mashed garlic cloves 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 sliced yellow, red or orange bell pepper 3/4 cup quinoa or brown rice 1 large stalk broccoli 1 large romaine heart salad dressing

Nutrition information per serving 650 calories 40g fat 100g carbs 4g fiber

Contrary to many college students’ beliefs, one does not need to be a wealthy chef to eat well. While many college diets are likely to be primarily comprised of caffeine, instant noodles, alcohol, Subway, drunken nachos and more caffeine, setting aside a few hours to cook something will not only ease one’s mind, but it will also ease his or her caffeineknotted stomach. With the addition of a few extra items, most kitchens have the essentials necessary to bake this seasoned pork chop recipe. Requiring only about 45 minutes of prep time, this recipe offers a timely method for preparing quality meal. And with the oven doing most of the work, its definitely possible for the average cook. If the pork to be cooked is not yet thawed, now is the time to do so. After thawing the meat, mix Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, ketchup, sesame seeds, olive oil and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl or wide glassware tray. Ensure the container is large enough for two pounds of meat

and all seasoning sauces that will be used in this recipe. Optionally, three cloves of garlic can be mashed and added to the liquids mentioned above. Garlic is easily mashed by firmly pressing the garlic with a fork. Add the pork to the large mixing bowl or glassware tray, tossing until all of the meat is covered in the sauce. While this only needs to marinate for 15 minutes, it can be seeped longer if a stronger flavor is desired. If you wish to marinate the meat for an extended period of time, cover it and put it in the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 400 degrees while meat is marinating. With the oven preheating and the meat marinating, take some time to prepare the rest of the meal. Slice one whole bell pepper into thin strips and chop 1/2-3/4 cup of onions, then mix them into the marinating ingredients. Next, use all romaine hearts and any additionally desired salad ingredients to prepare the side salad and set it aside in the fridge. After rinsing one large broccoli stalk, cut it into uniformly sized pieces and put them into a microwave safe bowl.


Seasoned pork chops and quinoa With the oven steady at 400 degrees and the pork marinated, place the meat, bell peppers and onions into a glass baking pan. The meat shouldn’t be in contact with the edges of the pan. Otherwise, the pork in the center of the dish will not be cooked as thoroughly as the meat lining the edges. Spread the sauce, onions and bell pepper slices as evenly as possible across the top of the pork. This ensures that the veggies will crisp evenly. If the meat is 1-2 inches thick, it should be cooked thoroughly after 30-35 minutes of baking. If it is 2-3 inches thick, it should be done after 35-45 minutes. While the main course is in the oven, prepare the quinoa. This should only take 15 minutes, so use caution when deciding how soon to start this. Check on the meat at 30 minutes. Slice the thickest piece and look at its center. The meat should appear consistent and it should pull apart somewhat easily. If the meat is not finished cooking, put it back in the oven for 5-10 minute intervals until it is thoroughly cooked. Once it is finished, pull it out and let it

cool for five minutes. After adding two tablespoons of water to the bowl of sliced broccoli, cover them with a wet paper towel and microwave them for 2.5-4 minutes. This is a very effective shortcut to steaming broccoli that still produces a great end product. The pork can easily be served two ways. Either slice it into bite-size pieces and toss with the quinoa or it can be served as a whole piece with quinoa on the side. Easily feeding four people this recipe is a great alternative to beer, coffee and nachos.




MellowHype raises the bar By Keldon Irwin Staff Reporter

Sharing hundreds of blunts and stages as a member of OFWGKTA with infamous rapper Tyler the Creator gave rising rap duo MellowHype the knowledge of what rap fans want to hear. No longer destined to merely be the mid-stage lurkers at shows, MellowHype’s new album “Numbers,” released Oct. 9, establishes them as serious contenders in the rap industry. As their music has been improving with each new album, this compilation follows suit and raises their bar to heights never before seen. Vocalist Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain truly collaborate in their best effort yet to make a well-rounded and enjoyable album.

Hodgy Beats has a flow much like fellow rapper Childish Gambino, often using poetic meters with many pauses followed by accentuated rants. Left Brain creates some of the most fascinating rap beats I’ve ever heard. While he played a lead role producing songs with OFWGKTA, he did not have total creative control — until now. While his drum sequences are very similar to Dr. Dre’s, his choice of notes and styles are all over the place. Left Brain uses many minor chords and odd scales that create an eerily melancholic tone. When combined with syncopated drum beats and dramatic vocal phrasings, these tracks compound into what has become a thoughtprovoking album full of mystique.

“Numbers” is pure gold for those who enjoy real, unadulterated rap. It is made by people who love rap for those who love rap. Hands down, the standout song on the album is “65.” The track is so tranquil and melancholy that it nearly feels sedated. The lyrics are half-nonsensical and halfgenius, as every deviant wields a subtly incorporated subliminal innuendo. Each MellowHype song is individual and incomparable to all of their other compositions. Very few of their songs will sound like another artist. They have an immaculately distinctive sound and it is blissfully addictive. While their previous album, “BlackenedWhite,” was released as a free download through their website, they have yet to


Warm up with Hot Buttered Lemon By Kate Lindsley Contributor

This drink is complicated, but half the fun is making it. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to make and serve, but you have a wonderfully autumnal sipping drink in the end. It is well suited for socializing inside or watching the best scary movies to prepare for Halloween. To make two servings of the drink (because sipping with a friend is what this drink is all about), start by making a simple syrup — 1/4 cup water to 1/4 cup sugar. Boil this mixture until all of the sugar is dissolved. Combine half of this mixture with 4 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup hot water, 2 lemon slices and 2 orange slices. Finish off with 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir for 15 minutes, then serve in two mugs. Each serving should fill half of a standard mug. Make sure to include a slice of lemon and orange in each mug, as it adds to the flavor as it sits in the drink. The butter and lemon juice will begin to separate while you’re drinking it, so a stirring rod is a must-have. It is vital to sip slowly. The flavor matures as the drink sits, creating a more relaxed tempo.


The initial flavor is sweet, followed by a sour punch. What’s left is a warm, buttery aftertaste. However, if you don’t sip slowly, all three flavors will hit at once and tickle your throat with both the heat and the lemon. The concentrated flavor is much appreciated with the tranquil experience. It warms the body and soul.

Recipe by: Kim Randrup Drink: Hot Buttered Lemon Ingredients: Sugar, lemon juice, hot water, butter, lemon slice, lime slice, nutmeg, cinnamon

announce whether or not they will do the same thing for “Numbers.” However, the album is available for free listening through

Artist: MellowHype Album: Numbers Label: Odd Future Records Release Date: Oct. 9, 2012

A&E October 16, 2012



Bullying, and stepping up to combat it By Heather Hamilton A&E Editor

It’s Bullying Awareness Month, and, yes, bullying can be a problem in college too. Actually, it’s a problem in every stage of life. There are bullies in grade school all the way up to our inevitable tenure in a nursing home. They make life miserable for those they choose to hurt. That misery can lead to terrible things, such as suicide. It can be hard to muster the strength to do something about it, whether that something is telling the person to leave you alone or seeking outside help if you worry about retaliation. Jennifer Livingston, Wisconsin news anchor, bravely did just that, hoping to inspire her children, as well as the children of those who watch her in the morning, to take a stand against bullying as well. Livingston was sent an email earlier this month (ironic, considering what this month is) that explained that the writer, Kenneth Krause, was shocked that her “physical condition” hadn’t improved in several years. He expressed hopes she doesn’t consider herself a positive role model for young people — “girls in particular,” he said. He ended the letter stating that he hoped she’d “reconsider” her “responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle.” While Livingston tried to brush it off, her husband, another anchor for the news station, posted the letter to his Facebook wall. Hundreds of people responded in support of Livingston, inspiring her to speak on air about the email and turn the experience into something positive. Taking time out of the show to do so, Livingston spent a little over four minutes telling Krause (without mentioning his name)

that because he didn’t regularly watch the show and he didn’t know her personally, what he said didn’t matter to her. She thanked those that had been supportive of her online and turned the talk towards bullying in general. Livingston chose to publicly speak about the incident because she has three daughters, and the thought of them being bullied bothers her as well. “The Internet has become a weapon, our schools have become a battleground, and this behavior is learned,” said Livingston. She explained this stating that if someone’s child heard them talking about the “fat news lady,” they would be more likely to go to school and call someone fat as well. She continued, saying parents need to teach their children to be kind, not critical, to others. Some people disagree that Livingston was bullied, because the incident was isolated, but we live in a time when suicide among children is on the rise, her stance against bullying is needed. In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 4,599 children and adults ages 10 to 24 committed suicide (though not all due to bullying), making it the third leading cause of death in that age group for that year. Since then, there appears to be an increase of media attention toward suicide in that age group — especially those that occur in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. People such as Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Raymond Chase and many others were bullied so much they’d rather die than continue living. That is a lot of pain. And no person should have to endure it. Back in Michigan, there was a game the kids in my fifth grade class played where they tried to


make me cry. I was called terrible names and shoved. Once on the school bus I was slapped across the face by an eighth grader just because of where I sat. Another time, I had three eighth graders sitting on me and holding my mouth shut so I couldn’t ask for help. I was an easy target, and they fed on that. By the time I was in the sixth grade, I was already seriously thinking about killing myself. One day, about halfway through the year, I was staring out the second story window of my classroom at the sidewalk below wondering if it would work, when one of my very few friends took my hand and pulled me downstairs to one of our school counselor’s office and said to me, “I know that look. She helped me. She’ll make you feel better too.” I will never forget the years of

counseling that sprang from that day or how grateful I am to that one little boy for grabbing my hand and getting me help. The bullying continued, but I grew a thicker skin. Now I’m a fullgrown adult doing more with my life than any of those bullies are. I am in a wonderful relationship with an amazing man with lots of friends who’ll stick their necks out for me just as much as I’ll stick mine out for them. I am happier than I have ever been. To those who are or have been bullied, no matter how old you are: It gets better. Trust someone who has been in your shoes. There is a happy ending, and it is spectacular. To those of you who bully others: Stop. Not everyone has the support system I had. And not everyone is as brave as Jennifer Livingston to take control of the situation and turn it around. Why

do you do it? What in your life are you trying to make up for by putting someone else down so terribly? It seems to me that the people you hurt aren’t the only ones who need help, so I urge you, talk to someone. Find out why you have the need to hurt and control others and work to fix it. Chances are, it’s because you were the victim at some point too, and your pain isn’t something to be taken lightly either. For those being bullied on campus or are having thoughts of suicide, the Student Health and Counseling Center has some wonderful counselors who are more than willing to talk you through what’s happening. They are here to help, and their number is 907-786-4040.


‘The Raven’ film adaptation swoops in on DVD

By Heather Hamilton A&E Editor

It didn’t get the most favorable reviews in theaters, but “The Raven” is more than worth checking out on DVD. John Cusack (“Hot Tub Time

Machine”) stars as Edgar Allan Poe in the final days leading up to the poet’s mysterious death. A serial killer murders two Baltimore residents in horrific ways that remind one young detective (Luke Evans, “The Three Musketeers”) of a story he’d read, and Poe, the author of that story, is brought on the case. As the bodies start piling up around Baltimore and Poe’s lover named Emily (Alive Eve, “The Decoy Bride”) is kidnapped, Poe will have to beat the murderer in a game of wits and storytelling to get to the bottom of the killings and save Emily in time. Cusack as Poe is a surprisingly good fit. He does very well capturing Poe’s larger than life

opinion of his own work and fame, but he is also able to portray his tragedy. Poe’s life was a difficult one. It was laced with the deaths of every woman he loved, too much drinking and gambling debts. He was a man off-kilter, and Cusack channels that quality wonderfully. Despite his fantastic portrayal, Cusack can’t save the movie from its slow start. The first several minutes, despite being important, drag on. By the time the movie finally flows at an appropriate pace, the final confrontation is nearly upon the viewer. The pace of the film wobbles as well. Every time the viewer is charged and ready for more, the plot slows, negating the

recovery. And while the scenes are important, they perhaps aren’t executed in the most efficient way. For example, there are often too many awkward pauses between Poe and the detective, almost as if the actors couldn’t quite find their footing with one another to feed off of one another’s cues and energy on camera. That being said, the movie delivers as a whole. There are twists and surprises reminiscent of those in Poe’s detective works, and the graphic scenes depicting the murders do well in mirroring the literary ones, even if they aren’t exact. The choice of villain is an interesting one that works well with the plot, and when the

audience finally sees the killer, they are every bit as eerie and creepy as is needed to live up to the rest of the movie. Diehard Poe fans will either love the homage to a brilliant writer or hate the movie for not living up to greater expectations. And while that’s harsh, it’s also fitting. Because even back in his lifetime, audiences either loved Poe or hated him. Movie: “The Raven” Director: James McTeigue DVD Release: Oct. 9, 2012 Starring: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans


October 16, 2012


First presidential debate shows lots of fuzzy logic By Matt Brown Contributor

Oct. 3 marked the first presidential debate between standing President Barack Obama, Democrat, and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Covered topics included the economy, health care and the role of government. Talking about the economy, Obama stresses the need for increased educational opportunities, reducing the federal budget deficit and reforming the current tax code “to make sure that we’re helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the United States.” Romney would like to see energy independence for North America, more trade relations with foreign nations and the promotion of small business, a balanced budget, and “make sure our people have the skills they need to succeed and the best schools in the world.” They say the devil’s in the details. Obama decries Romney for saying that he will “close loopholes and deductions” without specifying what those may be, but the only examples cited from his own plan were ending tax incentives for offshoring jobs and owning corporate airplanes. Romney pressed the issue that Obama’s tax plan does not provide the help he says it does. “You think, well, then why lower the rates? And the reason is because small business pays that individual rate. Fifty-four percent of America’s workers work in businesses that are taxed not at the corporate tax rate but at the individual tax rate. And if we lower that rate, they will be able to hire more people,” said Romney. Economics Professor Lance Howe said, “It is important to remember that many U.S. small businesses operate in a very competitive environment to the point that after covering the cost of business, their economic profits are zero. This means that when you increase the tax on a business,

owners don’t just dip in to some of their extra profits to cover the increase. ... Instead, this will increase the cost to businesses, increasing the price of their goods or services. When prices rise, people buy less, so businesses sell less than they did before the tax. When businesses make or sell less, they reduce the number of employees (or their wages) and other inputs like machines. This is how a tax increase can lead to fewer people working.” Obama’s tax plan, as discussed in the debate, sends its own mixed messages over his support of small business. On one hand, he would like to decrease the corporate tax rate to 25 percent. On the other, he would like to increase the tax rate of those who earn $250,000 or more per year. Obama cites Clinton-era economic growth as an example of why Romney’s proposed tax rate cuts for individuals who earn over $250,000 per year should not be done. However, there were some major extenuating economic changes during the Clinton administration. As Howe puts it, “The pro-growth policies under the Clinton administration, which coincided with the end of the cold war in 1991, included 300 free trade agreements and comprehensive bipartisan welfare reform that significantly reduced federal entitlement spending.” The Clinton era also saw the slow burn towards the financial crisis that helped put Obama in office. As discussed on a 2008 Frontline investigative report, Congress pushed through the Commodity Futures Modernization Act in 2000 with the support of former President Clinton and former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. This act loosened restrictions on highly risky trading practices. In addition, both the Clinton administration and Congress declined to curb the rise of “sub-prime” mortgages, eventually leading to the “sub-

prime mortgage crisis.” On Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security, neither side has a clear-cut edge. Obama cites $716 billion in savings of Medicare costs from clamping down on private insurance charges and reducing prescription costs for seniors by $600, though he doesn’t state over what period of time. A CNN analysis says that while seniors do save money through the Affordable Care Act, all won’t necessarily save $600 on medications. However, Romney responds by citing Richard Foster, Chief Actuary of Medicare and Medicaid, saying, “Some 15 percent of hospitals and nursing homes say they won’t take anymore Medicare patients under that scenario.” “We also have 50 percent of doctors,” he continues, “who say they won’t take more Medicare patients.” According to the Boston Globe, this is a reference to an investigative television piece done in North Carolina cited in the August 2012 edition of Forbes magazine. In addition, neither candidate faces the problem of Social Security. George Mason University economics professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok’s book “Modern Principles of Macroeconomics” states that a well-known but not-widely discussed problem with the Social Security program is that the government’s current Social Security account is propped up in large part by the Baby Boomer generation, who are now reaching retirement age. As they begin to retire and claim their entitlements, thus not putting any more money into the system, the amount of new workers coming into the system won’t be enough to make up the loss in revenue. This means that the government will be going into debt to pay for their checks. For a man whose father was an economist, it would seem Obama is slipping on his fundamentals.



Debates worthless without some preliminary knowledge ByTNL Staff

Tuesday, the day this newspaper comes out, there will be 20 days left before the presidential election and only two more presidential debates left — meaning voters have few other examples for seeing how each candidate plans on running this country before election day. But to get the most from each debate, it’s essential that those watching have some background information about what to expect from each candidate. Otherwise, the viewer is left wondering, “What the hell are those guys talking about?” The solution to this is quite simple. To prep for the remaining debates, check out what news stations are suggesting could be discussed by the candidates. And no, that doesn’t mean tuning into Fox News or MSNBC to get all your information — it means going to a variety of creditable news sources to prep for the

volume of information covered at each debate. It also means stepping outside of individual comfort zones. Like it or not, no matter if one is a Republican, Democrat, Independent or other third-party supporter, it’s hard to shake the preconception of what he or she thinks the opposing candidate will say. Rather than simply discounting one candidate and deciding they’re inept, actually take the time to see where they stand on major issues. News outlets on both sides of the political spectrum are reporting that this is the most important election ever, so instead of watching the debates without any inkling about what’s going on, make your time count. And after the debate, be sure to shut off the popular commentary about each person’s performance and check the debate facts through a nonpartisan website, such as or www.

SPORTS October 16, 2012


Lance Armstrong’s sophisticated doping program revealed PARIS — Lance Armstrong once said the extraordinary accusations that he doped needed to be backed by extraordinary evidence. Well, the evidence is more extraordinary than anyone could possibly have imagined. Page after page of evidence teased out of former U.S. Postal Service teammates and corroborated by affidavits that washed away the lies, the mythmaking, the fear and intimidation that kept secrets hidden, and the value of the sweat that Armstrong left on French roads. Now, there is absolutely nothing left to believe — except for USADA’s conclusion: Armstrong’s team “ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” To worry about how the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency managed to bring down one of the biggest sports icons, whether U.S. taxpayer dollars should have been spent on schools rather than trawling through the past, and whether it even had the power to reduce such a giant to a speck, feels trivial in the bare light-bulb glare of USADA’s findings. The means, fair or foul, appear justified by the potential ends of a hope — and it can be only “hope” at this point — cycling can build a healthier future from here, if the issue of doping is truly excised.

NHL, union resume talks to try to end lockout NEW YORK — The NHL and the players association resumed meetings Thursday to try to end the month-long lockout. Representatives of the NHL Players Association arrived in the morning at league headquarters, where the sides met for about five hours Wednesday in an effort to work out a deal. Although it has been a week since the NHL called off the first two weeks of the regular season, that sting will be felt full force Thursday when what should have been opening day passes without a puck hitting the ice. The sides met twice Wednesday. If talks go well Thursday, or if the scheduled work can’t be completed, there could be another day of discussions Friday. Any bit of optimism at this point would be embraced. “I think we’re making progress in a number of the areas that were discussed, which include health and safety, drug testing issues, medical care,” NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr said. “They were good discussions. It’s a shame that they are going on in the midst of a lockout when we could be doing it while we’re playing, or we could’ve been doing it a month ago or two months ago. Briefs compiled by Thomas McIntyre


HOCKEY: Falcons, Seawolves tie in last game continued from cover


Falcon goaltender Jason Torf watches the puck slam into the goal after junior center Matt Bailey scored the tying goal in the second period of the game during the Kendall Hockey Classic on Saturday night.

the team reacted to the Falcons’ score. “Our guys just tried to stay positive,” said Gellert. “We battled back from 2-0 so we were okay with going into overtime.” Gellert also put a special emphasis on the importance of battling back when talking about what the team will take away from the tournament. “We battled back,” said Gellert. “It was good for us as a team to be able to come back from that kind

of deficit. The tournament was a stepping stone for us to get ready for the season.” The Seawolves will have to keep this level of hockey up if they want to start their 2012 season better than their 2011 campaign that ended with a 10-25-2 record. The Seawolves’ next home games is Nov. 9 and 10 in backto-back outings against the University of Minnesota at the Sullivan Arena. The puck drops at 7:07 p.m. for both games.

Freshman left wing Kory Roy gets double teamed by Falcons during the first period of the Kendall Hockey Classic Saturday night.

Brittney Griner’s potential is limitless 50






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By Thomas McIntyre Sports Editor

The Phoenix Mercury won last month’s WNBA draft lottery. Their prize is the dominant center from Baylor University, Brittney Griner. Women’s college basketball doesn’t quite get Tebow coverage, but anyone following sports in 2012 should know Griner’s name. Last year, Griner led the Baylor Bears to a 40-0 championship season. She also picked up the AP National Player of the Year award, the Wooden Award, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final

Four. Griner’s accolades continue forever. There’s no way she can fit her resume on one page. How many female basketball players playing in the NBA can people talk about without making fun? The answer is one and her name is Brittney Griner. Griner simply does not have a female comparison. Her game projects to unknown heights, the kind of unknown heights guys like Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell were the first to reach in the NBA. Griner has the potential to be the most unstoppable female basketball player in history. And that’s not because the WNBA is without talent. The talent pool in the WNBA is strong; Griner just so happens to be a freak specimen. Griner stands 6-foot-8 and has

a 7-foot-3 arm span. That arm span is longer than Andrew Bynum’s, who is a 7-foot NBA center. Female hoopers aren’t built this way. To have that kind of size is almost unheard of; however, having Griner’s level of coordination to go with that size is totally unheard of. Shot blocking is Griner’s deadliest weapon. The painted area might as well be hot lava when playing against her. Griner is like a cornerback who has unbelievable speed. The wide receiver getting separation doesn’t matter because the corner has the speed to recover and defend the pass. Griner getting beat on defense only means she’ll block the ball from behind instead. Dunking has long been the great divider between men and

women’s basketball. Griner is here to close the gap. The WNBA has seen women who can dunk. What the WNBA hasn’t seen is a woman who can dunk off a drop step move in the post. For Griner, dunking isn’t a novelty; it’s a part of her game. Comparing Griner to Wilt Chamberlain is not hyperbolic. Averaging 50 and 25 is out of the question but Griner does have the makeup to do Chamberlain-esque things in the WNBA. She is the first of her kind. Regardless of sex, Griner is great for basketball — although, being a female makes her even more valuable. She can be a crucial aide to the WNBA in their struggle to attract fans. Brittney Griner represents what women’s basketball could look like in 2030, playing in 2012.


October 16, 2012


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HOROSCOPE The coming week is likely to require of each and every individual a high level of introspection, circumspection and respect. Tensions may be unusually high for a number of unusual reasons this week, and it is up to each individual to do his or her part to ease those tensions, and this can only happen through the adoption of a wide view of what is happening, an understanding of the motives of others, and a realization that, as the old adage so succinctly puts it, “We are all in this together.” It’s a good time to put aside animosity; anyone who continues to promote conflict will certainly be part of the problem, not the solution! While there will always be a small cross-section of a given group that refuses to see what can be so plainly seen by the majority, it is up to that majority to promote ideas and methods that work to unify and solve. Getting caught up in a war of words this week can only hurt the cause -- and that cause is more important than any one person right now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 7) -- You may not be ready to suspend your efforts, but a calculated slowdown can allow you to assess your position accurately. (Nov. 8-Nov. 21) -- Legal issues may be difficult to understand this week, as they seem to have little bearing on practical concerns. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 7) -- It’s a good time to put your money where your mouth is; rather than talk about what you plan to do, get started and do it! (Dec. 8-Dec. 21) -- Just because you say the same things over and over doesn’t mean others will hear you -- or understand your intent. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 6) -- Your experiences this week will allow you to see things in a whole new light. Very

soon you’ll be headed in a new direction. (Jan. 7-Jan. 19) -- You’ll want to know who is responsible for the way things are and where they are headed -- but is this really possible? AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 3) -- You have a certain way of doing things that puts others at ease, even when all are facing some serious obstacles. (Feb. 4-Feb. 18) -- It’s important to find out the facts this week before you react to a situation that seems shrouded in mystery. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 5) -- You must avoid any kind of inaccuracies -- and by all means, you must steer clear of those who would distort the truth.

(March 6-March 20) -- You will want to play by the rules this week -- and insist that others do so as well. Others want to put you in charge. ARIES (March 21-April 4) -- A challenge to others can result in a good deal of productive cooperation -- though there may


be some slow going early on. (April 5-April 19) -- You are on the verge of unveiling a strategy that can benefit those around you as well as yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 5) -- You may find yourself getting more and more nervous about a situation that is, in fact, well in

hand. Past decisions have avoided trouble. (May 6-May 20) -- You are not likely to understand what motivates another to take a stand against you -- but you must deal with him or her directly. GEMINI (May 21-June 6) -- Issues of marketing and outreach will come to the fore

this week; it’s important that you get your ideas out there for public debate. (June 7-June 20) -Something that has been tedious in the past is likely to interest you in an entirely new way. CANCER (June 21-July 7) -- You may not have a concrete plan, but you know what has to be done. You’ll do your best work in the trenches. (July 8-July 22) -- Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty; it’s essential that you experience what those around you experience. LEO (July 23-Aug. 7) -- You may have trouble doing what you must do because of a few outdated regulations. It’s up to you to argue for change. (Aug. 8-Aug. 22) -- You may have to keep certain opinions to yourself for a time while others get used to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 7) -- You can encourage a new level of openness and tolerance. When it comes to understanding others, you’re one of the best right now. (Sept. 8-Sept. 22) -- Mainstream issues may leave you somewhat cold, while certain private concerns come to the fore. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 7) -- You have been doing things the way others have done them in the past, but this week you’ll be tempted to break with tradition. (Oct. 8-Oct. 22) -- There are those who back you unconditionally, but you’ll have to weather some criticism because of certain key views.


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