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OIT deletes printing allowance fall 2011. The changes through the Office of Information Technology will eliminate the $100 students receive for printing per academic year and up to $1,000 the faculty receives. Additionally, two undecided computer labs will be renovated to provide space for laptops and

The office will eliminate print costs and update computer labs. BY KEVIN CROUCH The Shorthorn staff

Changes to printing costs and plans for renovations to computer labs will be in effect

five other locations for additional workspace for laptops and computing devices. The plans are based on recommendations from a May 2010 University Committee on Student Technology report that found 80 percent of students use laptops and other wireless devices.

Printing Printing credits provided to students, faculty and staff will be replaced by a pay-as-you-go system that would require that credits be purchased. Maurice Leatherbury, Office of Information Technology interim vice president, said the

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transition to a pay-as-you-go system would save money and help conserve university resources. The transition is factored into OIT’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year. “$150,000 of OIT’s budget was funded by student printing,” he said. The library will also see re-

duced expenses, which will include the cost of printing and copying, said library administrative manager Carleen Dolan. The library is expected to save up to $100,000 per fiscal year, she said. “With students not using OIT continues on page 5

DINING SERVICES

Renovation to market may begin over summer Expanding the Maverick Market would provide more grocery options. BY VIDWAN RAGHAVAN The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Allyson Kaler

Fort Worth resident Clayton Jenkins pumps gas Monday afternoon at a local Valero gas station. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, gas prices are expected to reach $3.70 per gallon by September 2011.

Gas prices expected to continue to increase Energy consultancy president predicts that prices will rise as trouble in the Middle East rises. BY ALI AMIR MUSTANSIR The Shorthorn senior staff

The U.S. Energy Information Administration is predicting gas prices will increase to an average $3.70 per gallon from April to September. Brian Joyce, New Maverick Orientation and Off Campus Mavericks associate director, said everyone is feeling the sting of raising prices. He said many students are driving 30 or more minutes to campus. Joyce said he doesn’t hear people say more than comments on the rising prices.

He said students who live far from campus likely do for a reason. “If it [moving closer to campus] is a possibility, it would make sense,” he said. Madhur Kharel, criminology and criminal justice senior, said he drives from Irving and won’t move because he has lived there for several years and is comfortable. He drives 100 miles per day between work, school and home. He said he works a fulltime job, a part-time job and is a full-time student. “I need to work a little extra hours,” he said. “That’s why I got a part-time job.” Kharel said he puts $15 in his gas tank every two days and pays about $70 to fill GAS continues on page 6

SAVE YOUR GAS • Stay within posted speed limits. Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. • Avoid unnecessary idling. • Combine errands. • Use overdrive gears and cruise control when appropriate. They improve the car’s fuel economy when driving on a highway. • Remove excess weight from the trunk. An extra 100 pounds in the trunk can reduce a typical car’s fuel economy by up to two percent. • Avoid packing items on top of cars. Loaded roof racks or carriers create wind resistance and can decrease fuel economy by five percent. • Keep the engine tuned. Tuning the engine according to the owner’s manual can increase gas mileage by an average of four percent. Increases vary depending on a car’s condition.

The Maverick Market in the University Center is slated to be expanded to include wider available products and a seating area. The space holding the Student Employment Services, adjacent to the market, is vacant since it moved to Davis Hall, said David Albart, University Center operations director. “We might demolish some of the wall and shift the entrance,” Albart said. He said the renovation would take place over the summer and be ready by fall. Raj Surinarain, Dining Services retail operations manager, said exact details and dates for the project are not yet available because the project is still in the early stages. He said the color scheme and product offering would be similar to P.O.D Express in the Engineering Research Building. “It’s going to go through

YOUR VIEW What do you think about an expanded Maverick Market? What products would you like to see in it? Let us know by commenting on this article online at theshorthorn.com.

a 100 percent change,” Surinarain said. “What you see now is not what it’s going to look like when it’s done.” He said the renovation is an effort to refresh the look and feel of the market. “Once in a while we want to give students something new,” he said. Albart compared the renovations to a 7-Eleven and said the product offering would be expanded to include more grab-and-go items along with some groceries. “They have some milk, eggs, things that students living in apartments might pick up. There will also be fresh fruits and vegetables,” he said. He said the expansion was also aimed at taking away some stress from the food court. MARKET continues on page 3

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URBAN AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Students help develop YMCA property Graduate students work with design center to build an outdoors facility. BY J.C. DERRICK The Shorthorn senior staff

For the last eight years the YMCA on Cooper

Street has had a problem. Today, UTA students are helping solve it. The dilemma involves 14 acres of undeveloped land behind the center, which opened in 2003. Since the property is not being used to fulfill the organizational

mission, the YMCA still has to pay taxes on it each year. “Being a non-profit, funds are always a problem,” said John Moore, Cooper Street YMCA advisory board chairman. With the help of UTA students from Arlington’s

Urban Design Center, the tax liability is becoming a community asset in the form of a multi-purpose urban park. Lyndsay Mitchell, Urban Design Center PARK continues on page 3

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The expanded Maverick Market will look similar to the University of Delaware’s P.O.D. Express. The new market will provide a bigger variety of products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, said David Albart, University Center operations director.


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THREE-DAY FORECAST

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• High 83°F • Low 63°F

Violent Universe : 6 p.m. Planetarium. $6 for adults, $4 for children. For information, contact the Planetarium at planetarium@uta.edu or 817-2721183.

Wednesday Sunny

Clavier Series Piano Recital: 7:308:30 p.m. Irons Recital Hall. Free. For information, contact the Music Department at music@uta.edu or 817272-3471.

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floor. Free. For information, contact Erin O’Malley at omalley@uta.edu.

Combat Narratives: Stories and Artifacts from UTA Veterans: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Library sixth floor. Free. For information, contact Erin O’Malley at omalley@uta.edu. Art Exhibition in The Gallery: “Sedrick Huckaby & Barbra Riley:� 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Gallery. Free. For information, contact Patricia Healy at phealy@uta.edu or 817-272-5658. WEDNESDAY

team, play begins March 27. For information, contact Campus Recreation at 817-272-3277. Intramural NCAA Sweet 16 Challenge entries due: 9 p.m. Maverick Activities Center. Free. For information, contact Campus Recreation at 817-272-3277. Women’s Tennis vs. TCU: 3 p.m. Tennis Center. Free. For information, contact Kristyna Mancias at 817-272-2213. Faculty Voice Recital: 3-4 p.m. Irons Recital Hall. Free. For information, contact the Music Department at music@uta.edu or 817-272-3471.

Exposure: Photos from the Second Battle of Fallujah: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Library sixth floor. Free. For information, contact Erin O’Malley at omalley@uta.edu.

Women’s History Month Lecture — “Islamic Feminism & Gender Equality�: Noon to 1 p.m. Central Library sixth floor parlor. Free. For information, contact Desiree Henderson at dhenderson@uta.edu or 817-272-3131.

ACES Roundtable featuring Bill Nye: 3:30 p.m. Texas Hall. Free, but tickets required. For information, contact Joslyn Krismer at krismer@uta.edu or 817-272-0298.

What You Wish the World Could Be: The Early Years of Six Flags Over Texas: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Library sixth

Intramural sand volleyball entries due: 6 p.m. team manager’s meeting. Maverick Activities Center. $20 per

The Big Event Site Leader Training Session #1: 4-5 p.m. College Hall Room 101. Free, must register at

www.uta.edu/thebigevent. For information, contact UTA Volunteers at tiffany.kaminski@mavs.uta.edu or 817272-2963. Lecture by Pascal Quintard Hofstein: 4 p.m. Architecture Building Room 204. Free. For information, contact Robert Rummel-Hudson at 817-272-2314. PhysAssist Scribes Information Session: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Business Building Room 609. Free. For information, contact the Career Center at careers@ uta.edu or 817-272-2932. $2 Movie — It’s Kind of a Funny Story : 5:30 p.m. Planetarium. $2. For information, contact the Planetarium at planetarium@uta.edu or 817-272-1183. Maverick Speakers Series: Bill Nye: 7:30 p.m. Texas Hall. Free, tickets required. For information, contact Danny Woodward at woodward@uta. edu.

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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.

SUNDAY Criminal Mischief or vandalism Officers responded to a report at 8 p.m. that an unidentified person broke two windows of the rear clubhouse at Centennial Court apartments, 700 W. Mitchell Circle. The suspect entered the clubhouse, but nothing was stolen. The case is still active. Criminal Mischief or Vandalism A student reported at 9:15 a.m. that the door frame to his apartment had been damaged at Cottonwood Ridge North apartments, 1014 S. Pecan St. The case is still active. Traffic Stop At 3:22 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop at 6800 Interstate 30 in Fort Worth. Student and driver of the black Nissan Altima was released with a warning. SATURDAY Criminal Mischief or Vandalism Officers responded to a report at 4:32 a.m. Graffiti was found on the southeast stairwell of the Fine Arts Building, at 700 Greek Row Dr. The case is still active Public Intoxication At 2:05 a.m., two men were arrested for public intoxication at the University Center, 300 First St. The two nonstudents refused to leave the building and one was found to have warrants out of the Arlington Police Department. Both were arrested and the case was cleared.

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Salvatore Terrasi, art assistant professor, looks over submissions for the Student Art Competition sponsored by EXCEL Campus Activities. The student art is showcased in the University Center Art Gallery. Submissions include paintings, sketches and photography.

Art competition draws all students to display work Entries for the EXCEL Student Art Competition will be displayed until April 1. BY BIANCA MONTES The Shorthorn staff

PERSONAVACATION by Thea Blesener

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EXCEL Campus Activities opened the doors to non-traditional artists Monday afternoon in The Gallery to showcase their work for the Student Art Competition. Students submitted their work from three separate categories for judging: painting, sketching and photography. “We want to incorporate more art programs for students to showcase their work,� said Jasmine Brown, EXCEL entertainment and arts director. “It gives them the chance to put up their work and gain exposure on campus.� Divya Bhatia, aerospace engineering graduate student, said growing up, her family and friends encouraged her art, but she was never afforded a platform to showcase her work.

She said she uses whatever free time she has to pursue her craft. Bhatia said she will use the competition platform to finally display her original sketches of Mahatma Ghandi and Bruce Lee. “Generally, unless a student is an art major, they tend to be afraid of making art,� said Salvatore Terrasi, competition judge and art assistant professor. “It is good to have this gallery to encourage everyone to infuse a little art into what they’re doing.� Winners are awarded in each category, $100 for first place and $50 for second. Brown said the art was accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and categories were selected based off of gallery limitations. Studio art senior Jeremy Schack participated in last year’s competition and has submitted two photographs this semester. “I actually think the competition is a pretty neat idea,� he said. “It gives students who are not involved in the Art Department an opportu-

nity to show off their art.� Schack said his work is unconventional and his photograph “How I see her face� displays a blurred picture of a friend. The artwork will be scored based on three categories: creativity and originality, composition and design, and craftsmanship and skill. “I’m looking for pieces that really make you feel something and understand something,� said Lauren Miller, competition judge and conference and marketing services coordinator. Miller said it’s great for the campus to expose the students to visual arts. “It livens our campus,� she said. Last semester, EXCEL introduced the contest to the campus and received more than 40 entries. Contest winners will be announced at noon March 31 and followed by a small reception and campus viewing. BIANCA MONTES news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

“Generally unless a student is an art major they tend to be afraid of making art. It is good to have this gallery to encourage everyone to infuse a little art into what they’re doing.� Salvatore Terrasi

The Women in Leadership chair has extended the deadline to register for the fourth annual leadership summit to noon on Wednesday. Faculty, staff and community leaders will host educational workshops HOW TO Saturday in the REGISTER Maverick Activities Center Lone Star Students Auditorium. can register Jackalyn Aquino, online at Women in Leaderhttp://www. ship chair, said the uta.edu/ purpose of the summulticultural/ mit is to improve on womenInstudents’ leadership Leadership/ and communication WILSummit. skills. htm. Aquino said students who feel good on the inside will have more success in leadership roles. Workshops will include meditation and breathing exercises, stress management skills and tips for healthy relationships and a positive body image. “We want students to be interactive and to give students the opportunity to collaborate with student leaders on campus,� she said. — Bianca Montes

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Grammy-winning singer to speak at UTA Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend will be the keynote speaker for this semester’s Graduation Celebration. The celebration is part of the commencement celebrations and will take place at 8 p.m. May 13 in the Levitt Pavilion. The event is open to the public, but graduating seniors can obtain up to five tickets for reJohn Legend, Gramserved seating. my Award-winning President singer James Spaniolo said Legend, who is known for his hit song “Ordinary People,� was chosen to increase community involvement. He said he wants more than just graduates to attend. “Graduation Celebration is an evolving event and we’d like it to include members of the community,� he said. Spaniolo said Legend is an inspirational figure and that’s what the university wants for its students. Danny Woodward, special assistant to the president, said Legend was contracted to speak, but additional details are still in the works. — Dustin L. Dangli

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WORLD VIEW WORLD

Buoyed by strikes, Libya rebels try to advance ZWITINA, Libya — Coalition forces bombarded Libya for a third straight night Monday, targeting the air defenses and forces of Libyan ruler Moammar Ghadafi, stopping his advances and handing some momentum back to the rebels, who were on the verge of defeat just last week. But the rebellion’s more organized military units were still not ready, and the opposition disarray underscored U.S. warnings that a long stalemate could emerge.

No quick fix seen at Japan’s nuclear plant FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Officials are racing to restore electricity to Japan’s leaking nuclear plant, but getting the power flowing will hardly be the end of their battle: With its mangled machinery and partly melted reactor cores, bringing the complex under control is a monstrous job. Restoring the power to all six units at the tsunami-damaged complex is key, because it will, in theory, drive the maze of motors, valves and switches that help deliver cooling water to the overheated reactor cores and spent fuel pools that are leaking radiation.

Obama favors Gadhafi stepping down SANTIAGO, Chile — President Barack Obama said Monday the United States favors the ouster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi but the international military effort has a more limited goal of establishing a no-fly zone over Libya and protecting civilians against massacre by forces loyal to the longtime ruler. Obama said the United States would transfer leadership of the military operation to other, unnamed participants within a “matter of days, no weeks,� but he declined to provide more precise timetable.

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BURGERS FOR BILLIARDS Daniel Hoang, education junior and Billiards Club member, right, helps serve burgers and hot dogs with other Billiards Club members Monday afternoon on the Central Library mall. All proceeds went towards expenses for future billiard tournaments.

WHAT IS THE URBAN DESIGN CENTER?

BOSTON — A Texas construction worker horribly disfigured in a power line accident has undergone the nation’s first full face transplant in hopes of smiling again and feeling kisses from his 3-year-old daughter. Dallas Wiens, 25, received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an unidentified dead person in an operation paid for by the U.S. military, which wants to use what is learned to help soldiers with severe facial wounds.

like.� Fereshtehnezhad said the project was a challenge due to a creek, uneven land and deciding how to handle the many trees on the property. According to the city code, trees larger than six inches in diameter must be paid for or replaced. “We tried to preserve every tree we could,� said Zoe Zhou, landscape architecture graduate student. “We designed the trail just to go between the trees to avoid cutting them down.� Fereshtehnezhad brought in another factor by suggesting the park be connected with the city’s plans for a hike and bike trail. “The city has this hike and bike trail going all through Arlington and it happens to pass by this piece of land that the YMCA

wanted us to design,� he said. “I suggested making these two hike and bike trails connect to each other, and we could make this project connect to the world outside the YMCA.� The students are on their third iteration of plans, which are currently being presented to YMCA board members for final approval. Moore expressed satisfaction with the students’ work. “We told them the features we would like to have, to keep as many trees as possible and keep it environmentally friendly — really set an example,� he said. “They’ve done an extremely good job.� Moore said the project is still in its infancy and could take up to three years to complete. In the meantime, he

sabag said adding groceries is a good idea. “Even if you live at home, your parents might ask you to pick something up and it’s safer and easier to pick it up here,� Alsabag said. Patel said it would be convenient to be able to buy fruits and groceries on campus.

“It’s a great idea because it’ll propagate healthy eating,� she said. “It’s cool to shop at UTA.� Psychology senior Nick Ruiz said he welcomes the addition of fruits to the product offerings. “I usually go to the plaza and I try to get fruit, but they only have bananas and stuff. I’d like to be able

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A New Jersey man who says he suffered permanent heart damage after drinking the alcohol- and caffeinelaced Four Loko beverage is suing its manufacturer. Tire salesman Michael Mustica of Knowlton Township filed the lawsuit last week against Phusion Projects.

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YMCA LOCATION

Eight women, four men picked for Bonds jury

The YMCA located in Arlington on South Cooper Street has 14 acres of undeveloped land west of the building. UTA students are helping to turn it into a park.

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds finally sat across the court room Monday from the 12 people who will judge whether or not the greatest home-run hitter of all time lied about taking drugs. Following a daylong selection process, eight women and four men were picked to hear the federal government’s case against the 46-year-old former San Francisco Giants star, who is charged with four counts of lying to a grand jury and one count of obstruction for testifying in 2003 that he never knowingly used performanceenhancing drugs.

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hopes he’s finished paying taxes on the land. “I’m submitting an application for tax abatement,� Moore said. “Hopefully, we’ll get that so we can stop paying taxes and start using the land.�

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AUSTIN — Pinetop Perkins, one of the last old-school bluesmen who played with Muddy Waters and became the oldest Grammy winner this year, died Monday at his home of cardiac arrest. He was 97. Perkins was having chest pains when he went to take a nap and paramedics could not revive him, said Hugh Southard, Perkins’ agent for the last 15 years.

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to buy fruit,� he said. Albart said he did not foresee the renovation meeting any budgetary hurdles because the cost of the expansion will be borne by both the university and Aramark, the company running the market.

Arlington fire, 2 dead in investigation ARLINGTON — An apartment fire in Arlington has led to an investigation into the suspicious deaths of a woman and her infant son. Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard said Monday that the deaths are being treated as homicides. Names of the victims are being withheld. Richard said the mother was pulled from the burning apartment but efforts to revive her failed. She says the woman’s body bore wounds suspiciously inconsistent with the fire.

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Thursday’s Pulse has features on what to do this weekend including, 1919 Hemphill, Chatroom Pub and Battle of the Bands. Tuesday, March 22, 2010

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What was the most fun thing you did during spring break? “Sleeping in instead of waking up at 7 a.m. That and learning a bunch of hula hoop tricks.”

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What’s your least favorite thing about coming back to school? “Just being busy. There’s a lot of studying for tests.” What was the most fun thing you did during spring break? “Me and my friends went down to Galveston and built a couch out of sand. It was actually pretty comfortable.”

Ben Foster, broadcast communication freshman

What’s your least favorite thing about coming back to school? “Waking up to go to class at 8 a.m.”

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Far east Movement — “Like a G6” Pink — “F**kin Perfect” Adele — “Rollin’ in the Deep” FloRida and Akon — “Who dat girl” Robyn — “Dancing on my own” Lady Gaga — “Born This Way” Taio cruz and Travie Mccoy — “Higher” Rhianna — “S&M”

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Architecture freshman Daniel Hunter of the band Analog Rebellion performs at 1 a.m. Sunday morning at Shakespeare’s Ale House on 6th St. in Austin during South by Southwest Interactive Film and Music Festival. Normally soft-spoken, Hunter morphs into a hair-whipping rock star on stage.

Frontman Daniel Hunter brought mystery and energy to SXSW on Sunday By Lee escoBedo The Shorthorn Scene editor

AUSTIn — It only took the first song for Daniel Hunter to hang his head and speak into the microphone, “We’re Analog Rebellion and we f----- suck.” The architecture freshman and frontman for Analog Rebellion was clearly disappointed by the way he had performed at 1 a.m. Sunday at The Ale House on 6th St. during South By Southwest. Hunter didn’t expect the minor technical issues that occurred during his performance, such as difficulties tuning his guitar. Before the set, Hunter said he wasn’t anxious to be playing his first SXSW. “I don’t really get nerves anymore,” he said. “I’m indifferent, I don’t feel emotion anymore.” Offstage, Hunter is quiet and reserved, almost sheepish when speaking about his music. That’s why concertgoers who watched him kick and scream on stage might make the casual fan question if they’re watching the same guy. Sarah Redding said she drove down from Vermont to see Analog Rebellion play and thought he had a lot of

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personalities displayed throughout the night show that he likes to have fun by continuously being mysterious. He arrived in Austin a few hours before his set and said the wildest thing he had done so far was “sit in traffic and eat Thai food.” Hunter said he had no plans to see any other shows at the festival, preferring to stick with his friends and return home the next day after a show at Momo’s for the Austin Humane Society. “We’ll probably eat some more food, there’s a lot of good food around here,” he said. As the show progressed, Hunter continued the onstage self-deprecation. At one point he said he was going to play one more song then leave. He decided to play a few more songs including “I am a Ghost.” “We’re going to play one more just to torture your ear drums,” he said. Alumnus Tony edwards disagreed with Hunter’s assessment of his show. “It was the best I’ve seen and I’ve been here all week,” he said. “This kid’s got major talent, he’s going to go far.” Lee escoBedo features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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energy. “It was such a crazy good show,” she said. “I made sure I wasn’t drunk before I came because I wanted to remember everything.” When asked what his set would sound like, a group of girls walked past him screaming. Without missing a beat, Hunter quickly said it would be like that, “Lots of screaming. Hopefully noisy and loud.” With a bark reminiscent of Frank Black from the Pixies, Hunter is a ball of fury on stage. His scissor kicks almost knocked over amps and he barely missed kicking in drummer cory Harvard’s bass drum. The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde transformation that takes place is part of the mystique that follows Hunter. Since changing his name from PlayRadioPlay! in 2009, Hunter has cut his long hair to a closely cropped crew cut. He said most of his friends are architecture students and he doesn’t hang out with other musicians who are on campus. He still carries his guitar in a case with PRP scrawled in big white painted letters, leaving a faint memory of his past alter ego. Hunter seems to be intrigued by alias’ and performance. The different

more spring Break coverage Over spring break The Shorthorn sent a team down to cover the festivities in Austin’s South by Southwest festival. Visit theshorthorn.com for blogs and videos covering the events. • The team was there for coverage of fans breaking down a fence to see The Strokes. The website also features coverage of The Material, Bright Eyes and Analog Rebellion. • Check out the gallery of the Thursday night show at the Austin Music Hall featuring The Wu Tang Clan, Raekwon, Marz Lovejoy and more. • Several celebrities attended mtvU’s Woodie Awards and The Shorthorn got face time with several of them, including Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Friendly Fires and Liz Lee. • If you were at the festival, submit your photos for a chance to have them published on our website.

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Center cooks up solutions to budget cuts Weekly grilling sessions will hopefully fund crucial storehouse for art students By Tory Barringer The Shorthorn staff

With hard questions about the university’s budget looming over every department, the people at the Studio Arts complex are taking matters into their own hands. every Wednesday at noon, Darryl Lauster, art assistant professor, fires up a grill in the courtyard of the center. Students line up to buy hot dogs, veggie dogs and other edibles that vary from week to week. In addition to providing lunch for the students who are somewhat separated from campus, the weekly grill-out provides funds for the operations at the center. Lauster estimated the money raised per semester at $1,000, most of which goes toward the purchase of bronze and aluminum for the center’s foundry. “To run the foundry, at this point, would break us budgetary-wise without a little help,” Lauster said. The weekly luncheon also provides meals to a part of the university that otherwise only has access to snack machines. “We wanted to take advantage of being in this little community that’s kind of off-campus,” Lauster said. In addition to raising money, the center is also taking steps to save money both for students and for

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Art assistant professor Darryl Lauster cooks hot dogs and hamburgers in the courtyard of the Studio Arts Center on March 2. Lauster donates the proceeds from his Wednesday barbecue events to the students to purchase aluminum and bronze for sculptures.

the center as a whole. A container was purchased to house the Student Supply Material exchange, which functions as a storehouse for found and recycled materials. Lauster estimated students save at least $200 apiece per semester by using supplies from the storehouse. “I cry when I see so many things

thrown in the dumpster,” he said. “There’s no reason for students to have to purchase materials new when there’s so many things thrown away. That kind of savings goes under the radar until you add it up.” Dalton Maroney, art associate professor who assists Lauster at the grill, agreed that art students need as

much help as possible finding cheap materials. “A lot of materials we have to use are not readily available to a student,” Maroney said. “There’s just not a store where a student can go, ‘I need to buy 20 pounds of bronze.’” The center is working amid concerns about how impending budget cuts will affect funding for the art department. Art senior Lindsey Lavender expressed concern over rumors the metals program would not survive the cuts. Lavender, a glassworker, said she was alarmed at the idea. “It’s really sad for the incoming students,” Lavender said. “I can’t conceive of how I would even finish a project with a handmade feel.” Maroney doubted budget cuts would lead to dropping metals. “I think that speculation is unfounded,” Maroney said. “nobody is talking about cutting programs or losing faculty in any particular program.” Lauster agreed. “At the most, there’s talk,” he said. “Like all departments across the university, we don’t have a firm idea [of how much money will be cut] yet.” Tory Barringer features-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu


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Ministry group volunteers for spring break Students headed to Austin to help families in need and lobby at the Capitol. By Lee esCoBedo The Shorthorn Scene editor

AUSTIN — Business freshman Irvin Wasswa tried to cover his face with his baseball cap but couldn’t hide the tears running down his cheeks. The musicians had barely stepped on stage as a crowd of 99 UTA and high school students rose to their feet with outstretched arms and teary eyes, and met singers with a harmonious uproar. Even though the concert took place during South By Southwest, no wristbands or badges were needed, the performance was profanity free, and the paper cups were filled with water instead of alcohol. The biggest distinction between this performance and the majority of those happening downtown was that this band was singing about Christianity. “You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust,” they sang. Wasswa said being with fellow believers and singing worship songs brought him to tears. “It wasn’t necessarily how the music was being played. It was the lyrics that were in the song that we were singing that pricked my heart and brought me to tears,“ he said. The concert at First Evangelical Free Church served as UTA Baptist Student Ministry’s first full worship service. The worship concert kicked off a spring break spent servicing the less fortunate. Students ate, slept and worshiped at the church from March 13 to 17. Christi Brazile, ministry associate director, said each student paid $100 to cover expenses, like lodging and food. She said the trip has been a tradition since at least the ‘60s. “We picked Austin this year because we knew there was a real need here,” she said. The students were separated into 11 teams that focused on particular missions. Brazile and ministry director Gary Stidham assigned leaders

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printers, we will have less costs,” she said. Leatherbury said the library’s expected costs have also been factored into the OIT budget proposal. Mechanical engineering sophomore Baron Schultz said the transition is a bad idea and believes they should reduce the amount provided instead of eliminating it. “If we had five or ten bucks, we may not use that over a semester,” he said.

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Architecture sophomore Angel Lopez swings 8-year-old Hannah on Wednesday at Manchaca II Community Center during Spring Break in Austin.

to each team. Missions included organizing vacation Bible schools in housing projects, working with a food bank and visiting the capitol building to speak to Arlington representatives about issues like sex trafficking. A group worked with Austin Capi-

tal Food Bank of Texas by putting together food handouts. Led by civil engineering junior Ricky Ho, the group worked for three days preparing food for Austin’s poor communities. Ho’s legs were filled with deep scratches from flag football the night

The provided expense for printing does not directly affect tuition rates and is paid for by the university’s overall budget, said university spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan. “This printing was a generous and good gesture by the university,” she said.

dents will be able to plug them in and get wireless access.” He said laptop locks would also be included to prevent theft when students step away for breaks. Computer science sophomore Glenroy Boatswain said he would prefer to have laptop labs, and they would help create a better environment for students who use laptops for class work. “The first thing I look for is a socket to plug in my laptop,” he said. “Most of them aren’t working.”

Renovations Leatherbury said two computer labs will be renovated to include space for laptops, but the locations will be picked based on faculty input. “Those will be re-purposed for casual laptop study spaces,” he said. “Stu-

before but said it was worth it to be with friends. “Its been hard work, but I’d rather be doing something that matters instead of sitting at home and chilling out,“ he said. He and nursing freshman Jess Furnace carried bags of groceries to cars. “I grew up on a farm bailing hay, so this wasn’t bad,” Furnace said. “We’ve done a lot of labor and now we get to see the fruit of that.” Representatives from Austin Capital Food Bank of Texas said 2,074 people and 233 families came to the food bank at Turner-Roberts Recreation Center. Connie Gonzales, community liaison officer for the city of Austin, said she was grateful when she saw the students walking toward the food bank. “It really made my day. I’m impressed that they gave up their spring break to be here,” she said. Any extra energy was worked out at the night games of broomball and flag football. During broomball one night, business management senior David Weick fell face first and got up to find blood streaming from a gash in his nose. He wore a butterfly bandage for a few days and said the injury didn’t hinder his work that was physically and spiritually satisfying. Weick’s group painted and did repairs at UTAustin’s ministry office. “I was asked to lead this team, and I said yes because I like to work with my hands,” he said. “The best part was getting to know the guys on my team and doing good works for God.” On March 14, psychology sophomore Amanda Covell led a group that visited the capitol and spoke with representatives, including Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington. Patrick, whose district covers UTA, said she commended the students for spending their spring break working for others. “I think it’s a great service, to not only the state and to these individuals, but also such a wonderful experience for them in terms of maturation and understanding more about the world around us,” she said.

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Interdisciplinary studies sophomore Savannah Fletcher’s group visited Rep. Bill Zedler’s , R-Arlington, office and said she was confident that they presented their ideas on various topics effectively. “Hopefully something good will come from it,” she said. “Ultimately, it was a really cool experience and I hope to do it again.” On Tuesday night, Covell and history junior Ryan Brady hosted a talent show at the church. “It’s a welcome break from all the hard work,” Covell said. “It’s the eighth year we have done the talent show, and everyone prepares before the trip for it.” Stidham and Brazile, judged the show and said this was the toughest year to crown a winner. A group of cross-dressing freshmen girls stole the show with a rendition of N’Sync’s “Bye Bye Bye.” Nursing freshman Chrissy Leidlein portrayed J.C. Chasez and said the group put hours of work into their performance. “We put a lot of hard work into this one, a couple long nights and really late hours,” Leidlein said. After waking up at 6 a.m. each day, the groups departed for their missions at 8:30 a.m. and returned around 5 p.m. The students found joy in the short but powerful connections with those they were aiding. Mathematics senior Elaina Jobson led a group that organized a vacation bible school for children living in a housing project. Jobson said a 9-yearold girl grew close to her throughout the week. On their last meeting with the children Wednesday, Jobson had to handle the tough task of saying goodbye. “The night before we made them gift bags to distract them from us leaving,” Jobson said. “[She] asked us to move into the church and stay forever. The biggest thing that we wanted to accomplish is just show them God’s love because that is the only thing that can make a permanent change in their lives.”

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Biology senior David Potter uses the printer Monday in the University Center common area. Potter prefers the $100 balance. “Having the balance already there is really beneficial because it’s there and I don’t have to worry about extra charges or adding money to my account,” he said.


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Candidates talk about their concerns District 5 City Council candidates started their campaigns in full force after the final file date on March 14. Incumbent councilwoman Lana Wolff will compete against four other candidates to represent the district that includes downtown Arlington and the university.

The candidates have spoken about what they believe to be important issues in the city. Early voting begins May 2 and runs until May 10. Election Day is May 14.

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register to vote You must be registered 30 days before an election to vote. Complete a voters registration card and return it to the Tarrant County Registrars Office.

Julie Douglas Arlington resident, 60

Chris Hightower realtor, 39

Chris McCain finance senior, 20

Terry Meza attorney, 61

Lana Wolff — District 5 Councilwoman, 64

Douglas said her inspiration for running for this office came from her oppositions to the Hike and Bike Trail Master Plan, a system of sidewalks and bike lanes throughout the city. Douglas said putting trails through the parks and linking them, and adding paths around the university are great ideas, but putting riders on the street is an accident waiting to happen and wouldn’t increase the number of riders in the city. “Texas drivers are just not going to give up their automobiles for bicycles,” she said. Douglas said there are other things the city could spend money on besides bike paths. She said traffic has multiplied in the area after the construction of two stadiums, but the roads have not grown to accommodate. She said the city is looking at the budget for public centers and its staff, but wants to build a network of bike trails. She said the city should fix what it has before thinking about adding something new.

Hightower said one of his main concerns is economic development. He said Austin and Denton have a ready-made workforce because of their universities. UTA offers the same thing to Arlington, he said. “We need to engage these people so they will stay here,” he said. Redevelopment of the city goes hand-in-hand with economic development. Other cities with universities have converted dilapidated buildings into condos for students, residents or recent graduates, he said. He said people need to love the city to encourage them to stay. He said the city needs jobs and a big event like South by Southwest, but unique to Arlington. “We need to do that by keeping and maintaining an educated workforce,” he said. Hightower said gas drilling is another major issue. He said the main concern of the council should be that regulations need to be maintained for the safety of the people.

McCain said his main concerns are the Hike and Bike trail and public transportation. He said he is a major proponent of mass transit because of a need for bigger job opportunities for citizens. McCain said mass transit would allow Arlington to benefit from tax revenue people coming into the city from neighboring communities via bus would bring. Public transportation is not the only sort of transit adjustment McCain said he supports. He is also in favor of the proposed Hike and Bike trail. He said his support came after he rode his bike throughout District 5 and saw businesses and beauty he didn’t notice when driving around. “Riding my bike gave me a great appreciation for our city,” he said. McCain said as the city grows, the demographics are changing, and now there are increased safety concerns. “I want to work out,” McCain said. “I’ve been running around Arlington and it’s just not safe.”

Meza said her first concern after the election would be a representational one because the district lines need to be redrawn. “It needs to be balanced,” Meza said. She said some districts contain a larger portion of the population but still only have one vote, making it unfair. Meza said she is also concerned about redevelopment to the oldest parts of Arlington. She said the previous historic area was torn down and replaced with public and government buildings, of which tearing down the library and building it elsewhere is being discussed. “I don’t think it should be torn down,” Meza said. “I don’t think we should get into imminent domain to build a new library.” Meza said she remembers when the university needed more from its library. She said they added floors, not tore it down. “[The city] has always built out, but never really up,” she said.

Wolff said most challenges and issues the city will face are unpredictable. “Most of our challenges are ones that you kind of wake up and it smacks you in the face,” she said in reference to the Sept. 8 flooding that damaged multiple properties in Arlington. Wolff said the council is also often faced with unfunded mandates from the state or federal level. She said those mandates are a concern because they are often expensive but still have to be integrated into the city budget. Wolff said the council has a process for implementing everything, including the proposed Hike and Bike trail. She said the city cannot put a street sign or speed bump on a street without a petition and signed agreement from members of the affected community. “I don’t believe it is the role of the city to do anything without that public process, and I just didn’t see that,” she said.

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his tank. He said he chose his car, a Camry, because it has good gas mileage. Electrical engineering sophomore Mirza Islam said he lived near campus when he started school because he didn’t have a car, and contemplated moving back to Richardson when he got one. He stayed because of gas prices. He said increasing gas prices would cause people to rethink what is worth driving for. “I will drive a lot less,” he said, “It will cut down on hanging out with friends.” Islam said he also started combining errands. He said people will start only making trips for things they need, not just things they want. Corey Whitley, political science and sociology sophomore, said he and his family moved to Arlington from the Fort Worth-Arlington border in November because of gas prices. He and his wife would commute to Arlington for school and work, then further into Fort Worth to pick up their children from day care. “I saved $200 to $300 on gas [a month] by moving,” he said. Whitley said he used to fill his gas tank, which now costs about $70, every week and a half. He said now, a tank lasts more than three weeks. He said he wants to know why the prices are going up. “We shouldn’t have to pay this high of a price,” he said. Jim Ritterbusch, president of energy consultancy Ritterbusch and Associates, told the Associated Press he expects oil prices to fluctuate this week as traders adjust to events in the Middle East. “You could draw up 50 different scenarios for what could unfold over there,” Ritterbusch said. According to www.dallasgasprices.com, the average price of gas in Texas is $3.402 per gallon. Ali Amir mustAnsir news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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