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Maroon 5 concert sells out in less than 2 weeks All 2,600 tickets were sold for the event on Nov. 20 in nine days since Sept. 28. BY ARIONNE WELLS The Shorthorn staff

University community members were scrambling Tuesday afternoon to purchase the few tickets that were left, before the Nov. 20 Maroon 5 concert sold out later that evening. The event, sponsored by Student Affairs, University Events and EXCEL Campus Activities began selling tickets on Sept. 28. Hip-hop artist K’naan will open for the Grammy-winning pop band. Mike Taddesse, University Events assistant director, said in an e-mail that as of 6 p.m. the concert had officially sold out to full capacity. During the first week of sales, UTA sold 90 percent of

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WHEN AND WHERE Maroon 5 and opening act K’naan will perform on campus. When: Nov. 20 Where: Texas Hall

the approximately 2,600 available tickets. Sales are comparable to Rihanna’s ticket sales two years ago, which sold out in two weeks, said Bonnie Rodriguez, Student Activities support specialist. For the singer’s show in 2007, 400 of 2,600 tickets were left after the first week of sales. Students, faculty and staff had 24-hour access to purchase the tickets, which were sold MAROON 5 continues on page 6

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Comedian Paul Varghese tells a joke about his experience with elementary school picture day Tuesday night in the University Center Rosebud Theatre as part of EXCEL Campus Activities comedy show series One Mic Stand. Next month’s show is Nov. 3 and will feature the comedian RETTA.

Comedian relieves midterm pressures BY ANDREW PLOCK


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Residents say drill site fumes cause health problems A gas rig located on a campus drill site was the focus of a local protest. BY JOHN HARDEN The Shorthorn staff

Arlington residents living on Ray Street are angry over the fumes produced by a gas rig located a coupled hundred feet away from their homes. The residents organized a protest Tuesday challenging the university and Carrizo Oil and Gas to listen and address the issues the locals feel are ignored. UTA and Carrizo both have announced they are committed to resolving any issue the residents may have with the drilling. “We take all complaints very seriously,” said Carrizo spokesman Chris Keffer. “Fortunately

we don’t receive many complaints, but when we do, we work diligently to resolve the problems.” In 2007, UTA and Carrizo Oil and Gas began working together to take advantage of the natural gas reserves on UTA property. For two years, Arlington resident Sandra DenBraber and her neighbors have said the fumes coming from the rig are causing them migraines and other health concerns, DenBraber said. “I have complained and I haven’t received any responses,” she said. “We need to be heard and these issues need to be resolved.” She has lived on Ray Street for 25 years and said that she started having migraines when

Just in time to relive midterm stress Paul Varghese delivered a laugh to more than 400 students. UTA students were treated to the second installment of One Mic Stand hosted by EXCEL Campus Activities on Tuesday as comedian Paul Varghese caused Rosebud Theater to erupt with laughter. Biochemistry junior Thomas Tran said he was glad to get out of the library. “I saw a flyer in the library and thought it might be good to take a break,” he said. “Especially if it’s free.” Varghese brought the theater to

Comedian RETTA will perform at the next event. When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 Where: Rosebud Theatre, University Center

repeated laughs as his laid-back delivery spared no one and gave students some insight on how he views the world. “I believe in ghosts, because I’m not scared of ghosts because ghosts haunt houses,” Varghese said. “And I can’t afford a house.“ Varghese with his suave voice

also commented on his Indian heritage from India winning its first Olympic gold medal in 24 years to Indian children beating white children in English language spelling bees. He also discussed Indians not being intimidated by black people on planes. “I wasn’t scared because he’s intimidating on the ground, but I’m a brown man on a plane — this is where I intimidate,” Varghese said. “The sky is my hood.” The night started with alumnus Adam Shumate warming up the crowd with quips on the few achievements in his life as a health inspector and the complexities of OPEN MIC continues on page 3

YOUR VIEW What did you think of the show? “He’s hilarious. It was great. I laughed the whole time.”

“I’m gonna name my child chalantly now.”

Deanna Garrett,

Candace Turner, nursing

psychology freshman

“I thought he was very funny. He told a lot of jokes you wouldn’t or couldn’t hear other comedians do.”


Joel Palacios, biology


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Downtown CEO moving to St. Louis Resigning president is praised for leading recent downtown Arlington developments. BY JOHN HARDEN The Shorthorn staff

An Arlington leader, credited with pushing for downtown development, will resign her position this month. Maggie Campbell announced her resignation last Thursday

after three years as president of the Downtown Arlington Management Corp. In her place, a transition team consisting of downtown development board members will take over temporarily until a new downtown director is hired. Campbell will leave Arlington to lead the St. Louis Partnership in Missouri — the equivalent to Arlington’s downtown development corporation — after the

current Ex Officio president, Jim Cloar, retired after 8 years as president. She will begin serving as president and CEO Nov. 2. “It’s a big career move as well as a big personal move,” Campbell said. While in Downtown Arlington, Campbell mainly focused on area redevelopment and building a community around UTA. CAMPBELL continues on page 5

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Arlington resident Sandra DenBraber tells Carlos Alanis, Arlington Police Department sergeant, that the gas-drilling site, located on campus, is causing her ongoing health problems on Tuesday in front of her home on Ray Street. DenBraber turned down a buyout offer from Carizzo Oil and Gas and said she wants them to cover the cost of the medical bills she’s incurred for treatment related to the drill site.

“I’ll definitely miss working with the university. I wish I could pack it up and take it with me to St. Louis. Downtown St. Louis doesn’t have a major university like UTA.” Maggie Campbell,

former president of the Downtown Arlington Management Corp.

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Kinesiology senior Garrett Yuen texts while waiting after a fire alarm was set off Tuesday outside the Fine Arts Building. The alarm went off in the morning and people were allowed back in after waiting 15 minutes.

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Fire alarms went off across campus Tuesday but there were no actual fires, said police assistant chief Rick Gomez. Students and faculty inside the Geoscience Building got out of class for a few minutes after a fire alarm went off at about 11:15 a.m. People evacuated were allowed to go

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back into the building at around 11:30 a.m. A similar case happened at the Fine Arts Building Tuesday morning with a fire alarm. “Something in the alarm system caused them to go off,” Gomez said. Genetics junior Brittany Massengale was in her Evolution and Ecology class in the Geoscience Building when she heard the alarm and was asked to evacuate the building. “We were reviewing for our test, the

alarm went off and a fire truck came,” she said. “I hope we can go back in there to study, we have a test on Thursday.” Biology sophomore Christine Kosarek was in the same class reviewing for a test and she said she didn’t see or smell smoke. A fire truck and UTA Police responded to the alarm in the Geoscience Building.

throughout the campus. “The university police are just warning students about violations of the current smoking policy,” Booker said. “We want to educate the university community first. It’s unfair to just write tickets without educating the students.” Students can voluntarily sign up for classes with Health Services and students who receive citations can attend the classes on their first and second offense to avoid paying a fine. Civil engineering sophomore Andrea McGinley said she has not heard any details about the program but she thinks it is a good

idea. “I like the fact that the university is giving students an option if they receive a citation,” she said. “If you get a speeding ticket you get an option to go to defensive driving or pay the fine.” Booker said even though no students registered, students are calling and expressing interest in the program. In Tuesday’s classes students could have learned how tobacco use is an addiction and how to take steps to quit. Faculty and staff classes start Thursday.

investigate a suspicious person report. A nonstudent was soliciting magazine sales and was issued a criminal trespass warning for the entire campus.

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Educators not discouraged by lack of attendance to first tobacco cessation classes No students attended the first day of the Tobacco Cessation Program classes but Nekima Booker, health promotion and substance abuse educator, said she is not surprised and knows attendance will increase. Health Services plans to launch a full campaign to increase cessation classes awareness before the end of the semester. There will be tables in the University Center, T-shirt giveaways and more flyers posted

POLICE REPORT This is a part of the daily activity log produced by the university’s Police Department. To report a criminal incident on campus, call 817-272-3381.


CORRECTIONS Monday’s story “Speaker to discuss mistakes of environmental experts” identified author James Gustave Speth as an environmental lawyer. Speth is also Dean of Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Speth did not create the diagrams Jeff Howard, the former President’s Sustainability Committee cochairman, referred to, but rather borrowed them.

Disturbance Officers were dispatched to a loud noise disturbance at 12:12 a.m. at Garden Club apartments, 312 UTA Blvd. The residents agreed to keep the noise level down. MONDAY Disturbance A loud noise disturbance was reported at 11:59 p.m. at Forest Glen apartments, 412 S. Cooper St. regarding a birthday party. Suspicious Person Officers were dispatched at 8:31 p.m. to Timber Brook apartments, 402 Kerby St. to

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Burglary, Vehicle A student reported that his vehicle had been burglarized at 2:45 p.m. in the University Village apartments parking lot, 900 Greek Row Drive. Suspicious Circumstances A report of suspicious circumstances occurred at 1:24 p.m. in Lot 47, 800 S. Oak St. A student reported that a female told him she was going to “key” his vehicle because he parked in a space that she thought was hers.

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Theft Officers investigated a report of theft at 10:30 a.m. at Science Hall. A student reported her cell phone had been stolen. Vehicle, Tow A vehicle was towed for parking in a reserved space without the space owner’s approval at 9:13 a.m. at 801 Greek Row Drive. Accident – Hit and Run Officer was dispatched to the warehouse area at 1100 S. Davis Drive to meet with a staff member regarding a hit-and-run accident that occurred at 7 a.m. with a university owned vehicle.

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in any way.” UTA’s response to the residents complaints has been supportive, said Jerry Lewis, Communications vice president. “The relationship between the university and our closest neighbors is important to us,” he said. “I understand there are a select few that are upset with the drilling and we are try to resolve any situation.” The next step for the Ray Street residents is to take legal action against Carrizo and have their voice heard in the courtroom instead, DenBraber said.


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Pink: the Color of Awareness Stay informed about breast cancer this month Pink is the color of the month, and people everywhere are wearing it in an attempt to bring awareness to breast cancer. Women and men can take steps to prevent and treat breast cancer in its earliest stages that have been proven effective. The most recent statistics that conclusively show the number of people who are diagnosed and have died from breast cancer are from 2005, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diagnoses of breast cancer occurred in 186,467 women and 1,764 in men. Deaths from breast cancer are less than the diagnoses, numbering 41,116 women and 375 men. Breast cancer is the most wideEDITORIAL spread type of canROUNDUP cer among women, The issue: October is breast canbut early detection cer awareness month, and preventative acand breast cancer is the tions are effective in seventh leading cause of death among women fighting the disease. in the U.S., according to The CDC points the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. out certain risks that can influence We suggest: the chance of someSupporting the efforts to inform the public one having breast about breast cancer cancer, with age as and steps that can be taken to fight the the dominant risk. disease. Other risks include never giving birth, birth control pills, genetic factors, excessive alcohol consumption, not exercising regularly and being overweight. Avoiding the risks you have control of will decrease the chance of or prevent getting breast cancer. Younger women should do a self-check once a month, while women at a later age should get a mammogram and a clinical exam every year. Being aware greatly influences early detection. Rates of diagnosis have been increasing and deaths caused by breast cancer have been decreasing by about two percent a year from 1999 to 2006. There are many ways to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness month. Donating money or holding fundraisers, wearing pink clothing that signifies breast cancer awareness or the pink ribbon that has become the issue’s symbol. One can participate in marathons and walk-athons, which also raise money. Everyone doing his or her part to inform the public about this disease is beneficial and imperative in lowering the death rates from breast cancer. Getting involved and staying informed may help prevent breast cancer for many. — The Shorthorn editorial board consists of Cohe Bolin, Mark Bauer, Jason Boyd, Shawn Johnson, Dustin L. Dangli and Marissa Hall

DISCOMBOBULATION by Houston Hardaway

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Straight from the Orphanage The numbers prove adoption goes both ways


study conducted by the School of Social Work asked whether gay and lesbian couples differ from their heterosexual counterparts in raising adoptive children, according to a recent story in The Shorthorn. The answer, surprise-surprise, is that they can. It’s about time empirical data was provided to silence the religious zealots. “The study asked 155 homosexual couples and 1,229 heterosexual couples about parent and child characteristics, family composition and dynamics, the child’s pre-adoptive history and current emotional and behavioral functioning,” according to a university press release. This is not an optimal equivalency as the sample of gay couples is far less than the sample of heterosexual couples in the study. But, it supports the idea that gay couples are perfectly suited to raise an adoptive child. I can’t imagine having been raised by gay or lesbian parents, but I’m sure there are pros and cons aplenty for each. Had I had two homosexual daddies growing up, I would undoubtedly be a much snappier dresser. As it is, I don’t have the faintest idea how to put together an ensemble. I tend to stick to earth tones,

khakis and denim, which makes things the plethora of passing knockers wandereasy. For me, the idea is to have a ward- ing around the mall. Of course, if I had robe from which I can essentially pick turned out to be gay, they would be no my clothes at random and not look comi- help at all, because they would have no cal when I leave the house. I would also romantic opinion about men. These are ancillary concerns. Producknow how to style my hair, which is actuing well-adjusted members of soally a double-edged sword. This ciety has little to do with mode of morning I woke up 30 minutes dress or how well children relate before I had to leave the house to their parents. There are hard – just enough time to smoke a working, compassionate gays and cigarette with my coffee, take a lesbians who will pass on these shower, shave, dress and throw traits to the children in their care, on a baseball cap. If I actually and that’s all we can realistically worried about my hair I would ask of anyone. need a much larger block of Homosexuals deserve the time for my morning routine. chance to screw up a child’s Now, I have more time to sleep, psyche, the same as any one else. but I can’t take off my hat withJUSTIN SHARP After all, there are more than a out looking like a goob. few traditional parents who aren’t But what if I had two superduper uber-flaming, purse-swinging dads, exactly doing a bang-up job, and nobody like the ones you see dressed up as Doro- complains about them. Whether straight or gay, single or marthy in the parades in San Francisco? Boys typically emulate the nuanced behaviors ried, raising children is really a roll-ofthe-dice anyway. Heterosexual parents are of their fathers as they grow up, after all. Or, I could have ended up with two equally-likely as homosexual parents to fail or succeed at the ridiculous game of lesbian mommies. This wouldn’t be so bad, because at child rearing. least they would be able to relate to me when it came to women. It might be fun -Justin Sharp is a journalism senior to have two parents who could appreciate and a columnist for The Shorthorn

Living the American Dream, Sort of Coming to the U.S. as a international student can be full of adventure and frustration


he idea of attaining the Ameri- is not always greener on the other side, can dream has pushed people and in my case, there was no grass. from all walks of life to do things However, I met a beautiful girl who unimaginable. I thought being an in- said she liked my English, or the lack of ternational student sounded pretty it, and for once I appreciated my (dis) ability in American English. classy. Then came food and differBeing solo in a new counent eating habits. Ingredients try, coupled with being a tad and foods are pretty much the different and even ignorant same as at home, but the culiat times, my American exnary methods were strange and perience has been nothing adapting was hard. I was used short of funny, depressing to having three meals a day, and traumatizing. at roughly the same time evFirst, the demon that eryday. However, routine was haunts all humanity made broken the day I arrived here. me a hapless victim. I had Some delicacies were simply several instances of being disgusting to me, while the rest, stereotyped, mostly negative, sometimes positive and NELSON ONYANGO which looked nice, I could not name. That led me to become even funny. Initially, I transformed from being talkative to a con- a pointer, using my fingers more than fused state of silence. Reason? No one my hands to show what foods I wanted. could clearly hear what I was saying This did not get me far and I was rudeand few had the courtesy and patience ly shouted at for pointing at food at a to ask me to repeat myself umpteen university eatery. Depression set in and times, so my days passed in an awk- coupled with the differences and fear, ward silence. Then it hit me, the grass I had an impromptu two-day hunger


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strike. The journey to the American dream was suddenly lonely and seemingly impossible. My next stop was the UTA classroom, my only means of escaping the harsh world that had proven not so easily adaptable. I enjoyed every moment in the classroom, because my professors were experienced at dealing with international students. Their patience and understanding was overwhelming and looking back, I do not regret picking UTA as my choice school which would change my opinion of how best to approach my world as a new and different person. I think international students have a really difficult time adapting to the fast-paced and highly individualistic American system, but with patience, a few skipped meals and the pointing finger, the experience is manageable and quite fun.

-Nelson Onyango is a biology freshman and a columnist for The Shorthorn

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UTA turns 114, celebration with oversized birthday card, cake today The university will celebrate its sixth Founders Day, recognizing the university’s 114th birthday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today on the Central Library mall. Students can stop by to sign an oversized 114th birthday card and have free cake and punch. Past celebrations included UTA band performances and military science students presenting the history of UTA. Jasmine Stewart, Student Alumni Association adviser, said that for a few years, the university didn’t celebrate Founders Day because of scheduling conflicts. In 2007 the Student Alumni Association took over the event, which was previously hosted by them and three other offices. “For the people doing it before, it was bad timing for them,” she said. “They didn’t have time to plan an elaborate event.” Stewart said the event is important because of UTA’s long history. “It’s good to know your heritage,” she said. “I feel like it’s a small way to thank UTA.” President James Spaniolo will present the signed card at Parent and Family Weekend on Oct. 23-24.

— Joan Khalaf


Fair to help with pre-job experience, former interns to share information

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Above: Students at a barbecue sponsored by Student Legal Services watch Busted: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters on Tuesday evening in the Maverick Activities Center. The video discussed civil liberties and what to do when talking to police. Left: Biochemistry junior John Paul, left, and economics senior Charles Gamkong get food at a barbecue sponsored by Student Legal Services on Tuesday evening in the Maverick Activities Center.


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tudent Legal Services sponsored the barbecue and Keisha Ware, Attorney for the Students, said she hopes it will become an annual event. The session began with a buffet-style barbecue followed by a showing of Busted: The Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Police Encounters. The video discussed civil liberties and what to do when talking to police. For example, one is not obligated to consent to a search of one’s vehicle or home without a warrant, but one should always

be courteous to police officers. Several scenarios were presented in the video in which people incorrectly responded and ended up in jail. Afterward, a scenario was repeated and the people reacted in a legal manner that was within their rights and kept them out of jail, even if they were hiding illegal drugs. When the video concluded, participants filled out a survey and Ware answered questions.

Twenty-one engineering employers will display what they have to offer today at the third Engineering Co-op and Internship Job Fair. Co-ops are special enWhen And Where gineering programs in When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today which students work for Where: Nedderman Hall companies for up to three atrium semesters while taking a full course load. Students who have participated in co-op programs and internships will talk about their experiences at noon. The event is free to students and will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Nedderman Hall atrium. This fair is not a regular job fair, said Carole Coleman, the event creator and engineering co-op and internship coordinator. The purpose is to help engineering students get experience prior to gaining a job, she said. Students who have degrees along with experience have an advantage over those without it, Coleman said. Employers will come from companies working in the civil engineering field, the energy industry, the grocery industry and the Department of Defense. Employers had to pay $100 for table displays. This money will cover expenses for the event, Coleman said.

–Johnathan Silver

–Stephanie Goddard


ESPN college basketball analyst and former NBA player to speak When ESPN Sports personality, then with CBS Sports, Dick Vitale asked Stephen Bardo, then in college, what he wanted to do after playing basketball, Bardo said he wanted to do Vitale’s job. Stephen Bardo, ESPN college basketball analyst, will speak about leadership and seizing opportunities at noon today in the University Center Rosebud Theatre. Leadership Center director Stephanie Brown said Bardo’s interview with Vitale was one reason she chose to invite him to the university. Brown said Bardo’s interview with Vitale is a story about seizing opportunities. Bardo could have missed a chance for a career after sports if he had not done so. He received a call from CBS shortly after the interview and was offered a job when he retired from basketball, she said. Each year the Leadership Center tries to reach out to other areas of the university that may have students who do not normally use its services, Brown said. “I was really interested in Stephen because of his experience in sports,” Brown

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“I’ll definitely miss working with the university. I wish I could pack it up and take it with me to St. Louis,” Campbell said. “Downtown St. Louis doesn’t have a major university like UTA. So, that’s something I’ll miss having to work with and using to attract businesses and developers.” In St. Louis, Campbell will help develop an area much larger than downtown Arlington. According to The Partnership’s Web site, downtown St. Louis currently houses more than 12,000 residents, more than four times the size of downtown Arlington, according to the 2000 Census. Some of Downtown Arlington’s accomplishments under Campbell’s leadership include bringing Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, organizing the weekly downtown farmers market and leading the creation of the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington after raising $1.2 million in private donations. Campbell has been vital in the pavilion’s development, said pavilion executive director Patti Diou. “The board under Maggie’s leadership helped to receive donations and funding to get the pavilion off the ground,” Diou said. “She’s worked hard to bring in investors and developers. The results can definitely attest to the board members and Maggie’s leadership.”

When And Where What: Transferring Leadership off the Court featuring Stephen Bardo Where: Rosebud Theatre, University Center When: Noon – 1 p.m. today

said. Bardo played for University of Illinois and on several Continental Basketball Association and NBA teams including the Dallas Mavericks before focusing on sports broadcasting. Broadcast students will interview Bardo for UTA News before the lecture, Brown said. The program is part of the Department of Kinesiology’s Anderson Sport Lecture Series. Brown said she expects more than 100 attendees. “I also chose him because he is very relatable and down to earth,” she said.

-Ali Mustansir With almost 25 years of downtown management experience working in places like downtown Fort Worth, downtown Dallas, and Pasadena, Calif., Campbell said she has developed an expertise for working in a downtown district. “I have a passion for working in a city’s downtown district. It’s the heart of the city and I love it,” she said. “Every city is different and every city has different needs. I find it challenging and exciting.” For years, Downtown Arlington saw more planning than development. A lot of development in downtown didn’t seem to exist until Campbell came around, said John Hall, Administration and Campus Operations vice president. “Just about anybody you talk to will tell you that for years and years there have been plans drafted for Downtown Arlington,” Hall said. “It just seemed that while the plans were very well organized and drafted, it seemed very difficult to get the ball rolling.” Hall credits the new push toward development to Campbell’s leadership and dedication to doing her job well. “Since Maggie’s been on board we have seen some actual implantation of the Downtown Arlington revitalization plans,” Hall said. “It’s nice to see some of it come to fruition, and now it’s important to keep that momentum going.”

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veryone is sick. It is called the Fresher’s flu, but the international students had it first. I think I am the last man standing in our group (Flo is now sick and he has never had a cold before). I am determined not to get sick. I even bet Lauren a Strongbow that I wont get sick. I hope I don’t get sick. Yesterday after dinner, Flo and I wanted a drink and Lauren, Fiona and Amanda tagged along. But the bar didn’t open until 7: 30 p.m. We eat at 5 p.m. So we waited and chatted about German names, hunting (he is in a hunting club back home) and other things as we waited. The funny thing was as time passed, the more pissed Flo got. He wanted that beer. I think he lives for beer. I don’t know if it is cultural thing (it probably has something to do with it) or a Flo thing, but when the bar opened, he bolted. It made my day.


This is just one of many blog entries by staff blogger Sara Pintilie. During the fall semester, she will be studying abroad in Leicester, U.K. Check out for her other blog entries. Her blog is updated daily.

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through and in the EXCEL office in the University Center lower level. Education junior Laelani Bey said she wasn’t aware of the concert’s specifics. “Wow! I need to get to a computer then,” Bey said. By 3 p.m. less than 30 tickets were available, Rodriguez said. She also added that if students decide to forgo the concert experience due to an emergency or last-minute problem, they can give the tickets away to anyone they like. “Students aren’t able to receive refunds or exchange any tickets online,” Rodriguez

said. In a previous story, Taddesse said the band usually charges anywhere from $150,000 to $200,000 to perform. The group charged the university $85,000 because they were going on a back-to-school tour. Maroon 5’s name came into discussion during a fall concert committee meeting last summer. Only students, faculty and staff were able to buy tickets, with a maximum of four tickets per Mav Express card. Students paid $15 per ticket and faculty and staff paid $30 per ticket.


“Students aren’t able to receive refunds or exchange any tickets online.” Bonnie Rodriguez, Student Activities support specialist

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Community Affairs committee adopts resolution on The Shorthorn after amendments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman to speak in class

The Student Congress Community Affairs committee amended and adopted a resolution which originally resolved that The Shorthorn would cease printing, Tuesday. The committee voted for the amended resolution, 0915, “Mavs Go Green and use Web 2.0,” five for and two abstaining from voting. The committee amended the resolution by striking out that “The Shorthorn no longer print and distribute paper editions on a regular basis, (to reduce waste and the current associated costs of printing and distribution).” Liberal Arts senator Re-

bekah Karth voted for the amendments and the passage of the amended resolution. “I think to eliminate printing at The Shorthorn would be a disastrous move for communication students and other students associated with The Shorthorn,” she said. She added that she doesn’t think they should kill one of the “brightest“ parts of the university. Community Affairs committee co-chair Jamilah James, who abstained from voting on the resolution, said that she did not want to comment why. The committee added an

What’s next? The resolution will be looked at, debated and voted on at the next Student Congress general body meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Student Congress chambers located in the University Center lower level.

additional amendment that changed “reprinting” to “printing,” so the resolution reads “The Shorthorn maintain its current guidelines for ‘printing’ so that paper editions may be available to those who desire them.” “I think it’s great experience for all of The Shorthorn staff, and taking it [the print version] away would not be fair to them and the UTA community,” said Emily Boren, Community Affairs committee co-chair. The committee did research by talking to The Shorthorn editor-in-chief Marissa Hall, Student Publications director Lloyd Goodman, Mike Knox, student affairs assistant vice president, a President’s Sus-

tainability Committee co-chair and other university newspapers that had both online and print versions such as Texas Christian University. Although SC President Kent Long requested more input from an employee of The Shorthorn regarding the value of the experience at the paper, the resolution passed after discussion, debate and amending. Since it got adopted in committee, the resolution will move to a general vote at the full body meeting next Tuesday. The resolution was authored by Bess Alvarez, alumna and former Student Congress vice president and self-proclaimed “avid reader of The Shorthorn.” Alvarez authored two other sustainability-related resolutions, in the summer semester, but they were not brought before SC until its first fall meeting, in September, because SC does not meet in the summer. Since it’s introduction, two out of the seven sponsors of “Mavs Go Green and use Web 2.0” removed their sponsorships and one of the sponsors resigned from SC.

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