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Four campus buildings certified 'green' John Stevenson Staff Writer Recycling bins and receptacles are located all across the University of West Florida campus. Next to many of the public printers and copy machines, bags with printed slogans remind students that “Once is not enough. Recycle.” In the Nautilus Market,

students are reminded that trays are not provided for a reason, as not using a tray saves three gallons of water per customer. The University is also taking an even bigger step in order to “go green.” New facilities at UWF are designed and constructed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification.

According to the “UWF Green Guide,” L.E.E.D. is an internationally recognized “green” building certification system that rates building designs, construction, operations and maintenance. Certification is also dependent on energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

These standards are set by the U.S. Green Building Council. There is no state requirement to meet L.E.E.D. certification. UWF’s participation in this voluntary certification system was initiated by the Department of Facilities Development and Operations. “It’s not about the requirements of L.E.E.D. and the standards they set,” Jim Barnett, associate vice president of

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Facilities Development and Operations, said. “It’s the hard work and dedication that really makes this program work.” There are four levels of L.E.E.D. certification. In ascending order of qualification those ratings are certified, silver, gold and platinum. Currently, there are four buildings on campus that meet

See LEED, page 2

VOYAGER IN BRIEF Sports Moore leads men's basketball Jamar Moore recorded the first triple-double for the UWF men's basketball team in seven years as the Argos defeated Valdosta State and clinched the No. 4 seed in the GSC Tournament on senior night at the UWF Field House. See full stories on page 7

Opinion Dating violence; celebrities' lives Photo by John Stevenson

University of West Florida Vice President of Administrative Services Matthew Altier began to develop the idea for a student dental insurance plan shortly after he was hired in July. The details are currently being developed.

n Students and their families show a high level of interest in University dental insurance John Stevenson Staff Writer At the beginning of January, the University of West Florida Business Enterprises Inc., in cooperation with Administrative Services, sent a survey to students about their opinions of a possible self-funded dental program. The survey has now been sent to the parents of students and will close on Feb. 22. “So far, it looks like there is a high level of interest,” said Vice President of Administrative Services Matthew Altier. Approximately 50 percent of the parents surveyed have shown serious interest, he said. “I am definitely interested,” said Patrick Larkin, a sophomore biology major. “I don’t have dental insurance, so a plan like this is my only real option for dental work.” Development of the proposal began shortly after Altier was hired in July. When he began to examine the benefits package offered to faculty and staff, he found the dental coverage to be dismal, at best, he said. Altier then began asking his co-workers their opinions on the subject and received similar responses. It was then that he decided to do something to change the situation. Altier, who is also the chief executive officer of the BEI, said the proposed dental program will probably be different than other programs offered in Florida. Though most of the details have not yet been decided upon, the main idea is what sets this program apart from the rest, Altier said.

One payment rate would cover all procedures and office visits. That means a root canal would cost the same as the standard cleaning. Whether you scheduled one appointment per year or 17 per year, the fee per visit would stay the same. Oral surgery would be covered, but major surgery such as reconstructive, or cosmetic dental work would not be covered, Altier said. All payments would go into a central premium pool, managed by the University's business non-profit corporation, BEI, which was founded in November 2011 to assist the University with business and property development like restaurants, the planned hotel, housing and the book store. The service would be provided via an outsourced turn-key dental operation, paid by the day, not the procedure. The biggest obstacle, Altier said, is making sure all the numbers work for the business model they have envisioned. Also, many faculty members already covered by the state-sponsored dental plan will most likely wait until their coverage expires in December before they would utilize the university’s proposed new program. Ideally, Altier said, the proposed program would cover not only faculty members and students, but staff members and their families as well, including part-time employees. Altier said he thought the proposed program would be one that other universities will use as a model. Multiple locations for the dental clinic have been suggested, but the final decision has not been made yet, Altier said. He hopes the program will be up and running by the summer, Altier said. A follow-up “Voyager” story in March will provide complete details of the proposed program.

Vice-President Joe Biden offers a special op-ed about the prevalence of dating violence and discusses different initiatives to put an end to it. Contriubting writer Haley Chouinard discusses the lives of celebrities and argues that they should be viewed and treated as normal human beings. See full stories on page 3

L&E Second annual dance marathon UWF is holding their second annual dance marathon on March 2 in the UWF Auditorium. Participants will dance for six hours, and all funds raised will benefit the children of Sacred Heart Hospital. Registration for teams closes on March 1. See full stories on page 4

International student gains experience Hayley Benton Staff Writer The recent emphasis at the University of West Florida on shared research by students and faculty members resulted in quite an adventure for Master of Business Administration candidate Milana Romanenko, an international student from Russia. She presented an article at the Decision Sciences Institute 42nd annual meeting in Boston, Nov. 19-22. The institute is a multi-disciplinary, international association dedicated to “advancing knowledge and improving instruction in business and all related fields,” according to its website. Romanenko worked as a graduate assistant under Esmail

❱❱ Rundown Milana Romanenko, an international student from Russia, is a Master of Business Administration candidate at UWF. In November, she presented an article that she and two other researchers worked on at the Decision Sciences Institute in Boston. She said she really enjoyed the experience. Mohebbi, professor of management, on his project involving the application of what he called “discrete event simulation modeling techniques” to analyze and improve business processes, health care, commercial banking and other service operations. Her work was built on the process mapping and data collection done by Margaret Fontaine, an undergraduate business student and a co-author of the paper, Mohebbi

said. Using simulation software, she transformed Fontaine’s work into a computer model. Romanenko described that process as involving a lot of trial and error. “It seems easy to incorporate data into simulation,” she said, “but it turned out not to be so easy. “You want to make a model as realistic as possible and add a lot of features, but if you don’t have a lot of data on certain things you can’t actually include

it into your model. Also, I had problems with how to write some program codes. I’m not a programmer. “When you’re not a programmer, you write something that to you looks perfectly nice, but it doesn’t go anywhere. “The model looks to be really straightforward, but by the end of my first term I thought that I was wasting my time,” she said. “I couldn’t get any results, it just wasn’t working.” But eventually it did work, Romanenko said, and the simulation data was then gathered up into a paper by Mohebbi, and sent to the Decision Sciences Institute to be approved for presentation.

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SEAS Green Tip of the week It is estimated that 13.7 percent of household water is wasted by leaks. If you live on campus, do not hesitate to contact maintenence right away.

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LEED: UWF expansion aims for sustainability From Page 1 the L.E.E.D. certification. Building 4, the School of Science & Engineering, and Heritage Hall are both “gold” rated. Building 70, originally built in 1975, was remodeled and retrofitted and is also “gold” rated. The Center for Child Development has a “certi-

fied” rating. A fifth building, which is not yet constructed, is the Build, Educate, Sustain and Technology (BEST) House. The BEST House is a collaborative effort involving UWF's Construction Program, UWF Architectural and Engineering Services, and

area businesses and industries who are committed to "green" construction and sustainable development, according to the UWF BEST House website. The new College of Business complex is expected to earn “gold” as well, according to the UWF Newsroom website. According to UWF’s

Romenenko: Student presents research at Boston conference From Page 1

The conference served as a great place to collaborate, Romanenko said. “It’s a Romanenko was the only one of the place where you can exchange your ideas, three researchers involved in the project develop your ideas, and grow your ideas. able to attend the Nov. 19-22 conference, It was all very exciting and useful.” so it was her duty to present the group’s About her future, Romanenko said she research to a small audience at the meet- hopes to continue working with finance ing in Boston. and production management. “It wasn’t like there was a She said she believes this single place where everybody experience really helped her was presenting — people can by expanding her resume to go wherever they had interinclude her work on the projest,” she said. “Most of the ect and presentation at the presenters were doctoral conference. students. I hadn’t met any “Every international other master’s students. student after graduating “I was definitely nervous. has an opportunity to work Also, because English is for one year in the United not my first language, there States,” she said. “I think it’s was a moment where I was Romanenko a great opportunity, because starting to forget English,” America is famous as one of she said, laughing. “But I think I did the most industrious nations with very well because I replied to all the ques- efficient people. I think it’s great getting tions. The paper was really well-fitted experience on how to work with very effifor presenting as a particular part of cient people, which is very different from the culture of my country.” decision science.”

Student Government Election Registration SGA will be accepting applications March 2-27. Visit the SGA office, Room 227, Building 22 to pick up registration forms and to get more information. Elections will be held April 3-4.

website, the University believes that good business is going to be sustainable business. The institution has clearly determined the importance of leading and teaching by example through constructing sustainable buildings. The University’s “Building Design and Construction Standards”

identified minimum requirements for quality, energy, and resource conservation. The University had planned to design and construct facilities using sustainable principles; therefore, it was a modest change to improve to L.E.E.D. certification. When planning for the long-term, the University

strategically believes L.E.E.D. is a financially justifiable way to build. UWF’s “Building Design and Construction Standards” were developed in 2002 and continue to be updated annually. The most recent edition, updated in December 2010, can be found at www.

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Special message from the Vice President of the United States

Together we must put an end to dating violence More than twenty years ago, I read a study of junior high school students in Rhode Island that included one finding I’ve never been able to get out of my head. Students were asked if a man who spent money on a woman during a date was entitled to force her into sexual activity. An astounding 25 percent of the young boys said yes — and even more astounding, 17 percent of the junior high school girls agreed. You may think that sounds like a long time ago — and it was. But, sadly, dating violence remains a very real problem in our country — especially on college campuses. Today, while in college, nearly one in five women will be a victim of sexual assault and one in ten teens will be hurt on purpose by someone they are dating. These aren’t just statistics, these are people you know: your roommates, your friends, your sisters, your classmates. This is a problem we all have to face. My dad used to say that there’s no worse sin than the abuse of power. Whether it was raising a hand to someone weaker, or using any advantage to push people around, he taught me that if you saw abuse, you had an obligation to attempt to stop it. It’s a lesson to remember every day, but especially this February, during Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Awareness is the first step to pushing

back against a problem this big. only to respond appropriately when an assault occurs, but also to create a climate When I held Senate hearings on on campus that makes such violence unacviolence against women more than two ceptable. decades ago, domestic abuse in American I also started an initiative called society was rarely spoken about in public. 1is2many to help reduce dating violence I’ll never forget the stories of abuse I and sexual assault among teens and young heard in over a thousand hours of hearadults. ings. We harnessed The brutalthe power of ity of family technology to members, “Attitudes can change. get our message acquaintances, out, launching a and strangViolence can end. But national contest ers against the it can’t happen without to develop “Apps women in their Against Abuse.” lives was absouniversal understanding The two lutely devastatwinning apps that dating violence and ing. — which will be It was those sexual assault will never available later this hearings that led spring — will let be tolerated anywhere, at to the Violence you get in touch Against Women with your friends any time, for any reason. Act, and since quickly and safely then annual inciPeriod.” so you can call for dents of domeshelp if you need it tic violence have and stop violence dropped by more in its tracks. than 50 percent. But for women in college We’ve also made sure the National and younger today, the risk is still much Dating Abuse Helpline can be reached by too high. text, online, or phone 24/7. That’s why I joined with Education Last month, the FBI changed the way Secretary Arne Duncan last April to the federal government defines rape. The announce historic new guidelines for narrow, outdated definition — unchanged colleges and universities about their since 1929 — said the assault had to be responsibilities under Title IX to prevent forcible and against a woman’s will to be sexual assault. Under the federal civil classified as rape. It’s just not true, and it’s rights law, schools have an obligation not a point that I make on college campuses

all across the country. Rape is rape and no means no. No means no whether drunk or sober. No means no whether in the dorm room or on the street. There is never an excuse. Young women and men alike need to understand this. Under the new definition, rape occurs when there is no consent, and it also includes sexual assault against boys and young men in national law enforcement reporting. These are important changes, but ending dating violence and sexual assault isn’t just a matter of laws and legislation. It’s about education. It’s about attitudes. It’s about your participation. I need your help to address this issue in your dorms and on your campuses. Studies show that men’s ideas about what other men think is one of the strongest determinants of how they act. So guys, you need to speak out. The ultimate measure of a civilized society is how its laws and culture treat the abuse of women. Attitudes can change. Violence can end. But it can’t happen without universal understanding that dating violence and sexual assault will never be tolerated anywhere, at any time, for any reason. Period. That’s all of our responsibility.

— Joe Biden Joe Biden is the Vice President of the United States. This op-ed was sent to several universities across the country.

Celebrities should be treated as normal people Haley Chouinard Contributing Writer There has only been one time in my life when I have witnessed the madness that surrounds an incredibly famous person. This past summer I saw Daniel Radcliffe in “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying on Broadway.” I have been a fan of Radcliffe’s since I was about 8 years old, so getting to see the show was quite a treat for me. After the show was over, I was going to go to the stage door and hopefully get an autograph from the star. When I walked out of the theater however, I quickly realized that was not going to happen. There were at least a hundred people, if not more, crammed onto a couple yards of Manhattan sidewalk. People had climbed up trees and were sitting in windows just to get a glimpse of this one person. A lot of these people hadn’t even seen the play, but had actually gone out of their way to stand outside the theater until Daniel Radcliffe came out. I even

heard one girl say “So, what was he doing wrong it was and how I wanted no part here? Like giving a speech or somein it. thing?” That day changed the way I view There was security outside and they celebrities. As silly as it may sound, I had kept telling people this crystallizing that Radcliffe moment of “Oh, wouldn’t come out celebrities are “I think that we, as a if the crowd was just people who society, should make too rowdy. make way more I was disgusted. money than us.” an effort to respect Not because I had Ever since the people who have missed what was then I have quite possibly been hyper dedicated their lives to my one and only aware of how entertaining us, at least chance to meet my weird our childhood idol, but obsession with enough to acknowledge because this poor celebrities is. I that they are normal guy just sang his even feel bad heart out and he for them a lot of human beings.” couldn’t even walk the time. from the stage Take door to his car Beyonce, for without being entrenched in a mob. example. She just had her first baby a For one strange moment I got a couple of weeks ago and she already glimpse of how our culture treats famous released a picture of baby Blue. I love people, and it was terrifying. I instantly Beyonce. I think she is talented and wanted to distance myself from this wonderful, just like everyone else does. chaos. I just kept thinking about how But how strange is it that we as a soci-

ety care about what her baby looks like? Or that she felt like she had to release a picture of her newborn to the entire world? Or that Katy Perry can’t go through a divorce quietly but has to deal with the entire country judging her. The examples are endless. I’m not saying that I don’t watch E! News or read Perez Hilton occasionally. I’m not saying that I’m above it all. I’m just trying to point out how incredibly weird it is that people actually care if Rob and Kristen are really a couple. I know that you make some kind of agreement with the world when you become famous. You have to have some idea of the amount of privacy you’re giving up. However, we, as their fans, should acknowledge the amount of their lives that they let us in on and be content with that. I think that we, as a society, should make an effort to respect the people who have dedicated their lives to entertaining us, at least enough to acknowledge that they are normal human beings.


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Argos bust a move for charity Jon Short Staff Writer Students at the University of West Florida with plans to dance the night away can look forward to Dance Marathon on March 2, an event that raises money for hospitalized children. The second annual UWF Dance Marathon will begin at 8 p.m. in the Commons Auditorium to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network, an organization that helps local children in hospitals. According to the Dance Marathon website, the marathon was founded in 1991 by students at Indiana University in memory of Ryan White, a high school student who died of Auto-Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. The mission statement for the first Children’s Miracle Network’s Dance

Marathon — “We dance for those who can’t” — reflects the purpose of dancing for so many hours. The event will last for six hours, ending at 2 a.m. K e l d r i c k Averhart, director of the UWF Dance Marathon and member of the Student Averhart Government Association Finance Committee, said in a phone interview that he expects more than 50 people to attend the event. “There will be a wide range of music, from oldies to more recent hip-hop,” he said. This year, the UWF Dance Marathon will be donating 100 percent of the funds collected to the Miracle Children of Sacred Heart Hospital. Averhart said there are currently eight teams signed

up for Dance Marathon. According to the website, the top team, Executive Board, has raised $440 in advance of the event. Members of Executive Board are Pamela Grega, Ty Bennett, Kate Hollimon, Kritina Leary, Roci Tia, Robin Zimmern and Averhart. Jonathan Kelley, junior hospitality major, said he is looking forward to the marathon. “I think it’s a great program, and I’m really interested in seeing where this event is going in the future,” he said. “Bigger and better, just the way UWF likes Kelley it.” Kelley, who is also a member of the Campus

‘Wanderlust’ lacks humor despite star-studded cast Katherine Cordero Contributing Writer During the past month, previews of the new comedy, “Wanderlust” starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, could be seen on almost every channel during primetime television. The previews brought laughs at uncomfortable situations and promised the audience an original comedy filled with uproarious content. But “Wanderlust,” produced by comedic genius Judd Apatow and written and directed by David Wain, does not live up to its potential. New Yorkers George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are a married couple who both lose their jobs. They decide to pack up their belongings and move to Atlanta, where George’s older brother, Rick (co-writer Ken Marino), runs a port-a-potty company, because George has a menial data-entry job waiting for him there. While on the way to Atlanta, the couple spends a magical night at a bed and breakfast called Elysium with a group of what can only be described as “hippies.” When Rick’s materialistic lifestyle overwhelms the troubled couple, they go back to the welcoming, free-love-practicing Elysium. You can take the New Yorkers out of the city, but can this new retreat take New York out of them? Rudd’s performance as easily flustered, hesitant George truly pulls out the laughs from this film, while Aniston’s portrayal of Linda tries to support and add to Rudd’s comedy but fails to impress.

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Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston meet many eccentrics at Elysium, a rural commune where free love rules. Having Apatow, who is known for writing and directing “The 40-YearOld Virgin” and Wain, who is known for directing “Role Models,” which also starred Paul Rudd, the film was bound to live up to its “R” rating. Unfortunately for Apatow, who is known to straddle the thin line between raunchy and just plain disgusting, “Wanderlust” clearly jumps past the line of disgusting and heads straight for disturbing because of the number of shots of male genitalia throughout the film. Although there are some

times when the audience may erupt with laughter, those moments are not many and are stretched far within the film. The film’s preview revealed some of the funniest scenes, thus automatically setting the audience’s expectation level higher than it needed to be. This film is simply not Apatow’s and Wain’s finest work, when they can usually create uproarious laughter in the theater. If you are tired of cliché and obvious plots, there is a big probability you may end up loathing “Wanderlust.”

❱❱ Showtimes n Rave Motion Pictures Bayou Boulevard: 12:20, 3:40, 7:05, 9:45 pm n Rave Motion Pictures W Street: 12:10, 3:10, 6:15, 9:10pm n Breeze Cinema 8: 1:55, 4:10, 7:10, 9:10pm

Activity Board, said dance tutorials will be held during the event from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. “We’re going to teach dances through the ages, so dances like Electric Slide and the Macarena, to current hits like the Dougie and the Wobble, and have a competition to see who can do these the best,” he said. Registration for Dance Marathon closes on March 1. Students can apply to form a team at A $15 registration fee is required per person when forming a team. For more information on the UWF Dance Marathon, visit the Facebook event page, or contact Keldrick Averhart at

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Several UWF students dance in the Commons Auditorium at last year’s first annual dance marathon.

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Maximilian offers more than coffee Lee Kafeety, owner of Cactus Flower Cafe on 12th Avenue, said that when she moved here 21 years ago, she felt as if Pensacola needed something a little different than that the Mexican cuisine that was already offered. Kafeety, a California native with Mexican roots, wanted to give the city a taste of “Cali-Mexican,” food that is prepared with a heavy emphasis on produce such as tomatoes, onions, cilantro and limes. She opened Cactus Flower 11 years ago, and it was a such a hit that when a space recently opened next to it she knew she wanted to open another restaurant, this time a coffee shop. She wanted a coffee shop that focused more on a comfortable and intimate setting with quality food and service than a place where the gimmick was bigger than its delivery. As one of Pensacola’s newest coffee shops, Maximilian Coffee is definitely making a strong introduction to the local coffee market. The shop is named in honor of the Austrian emperor of Mexico. Kafeety said she has always

“Hands down, it was the best broccoli soup I’ve ever tasted. It had just the right amount of spice and had chunks of carrot and shredded chicken.” been fascinated with him homemade bread was so because of the influence good and flavorful I could and culture he brought to have sworn my Madea Mexico. Maximilian was in was in the kitchen cookpower from 1864 until he ing. Hands down, it was was overthrown, capture the best broccoli soup I’ve dand executed in 1867. ever tasted. It had just the W h a t m a k e s t h i s right amount of spice and coffee shop different from had chunks of carrots and others? I stopped in for shredded chicken. lunch, and the entire visit Kafeety said she is was the answer to my ques- passionate about food and tion. The decor was perfect about providing a quality and not overdone. The experience. warm red walls decorated “I make that soup from with coffeehouse pictures scratch. It’s not from a gave the the shop a can or in some home kitchen feel. freezer,” said The soft sounds of Kafeety. “We bake old- school Motown our own bread. I had me feeling good didn’t grow those from the moment coffee beans, I stepped in the but I made sure door. The staff was they were locally friendly and gave Kafeety roasted and that me their opinions of they’re organic and nearly every pastry, from fair trade.” the New York bagel to Kafeety said the neighthe scones to my favorite, borhood has been so great cheesecake. to her by supporting Cactus I ordered a mocha Flower and that she really frappe and broccoli soup. wanted to bring something The frappe was delicious. fresh to East Hill. She also The broccoli soup and has quite a few regular

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Belgian waffles with strawberries, ganache and whipped cream are a popular menu item at Maximilian Cafe. customers. “The mayor is here every morning. He orders the same thing every morning, and then comes back later and has meetings here.” Adding to my list of likes, Maximilian has a great atmosphere for students (free Wi-Fi), and it won’t break the bank. My soup and frappe only cost about seven bucks. I even had enough money left to buy another bowl of soup before I left.

❱❱ Rundown n Maximilian Coffee is located at 3419 North 12th Avenue, next door to Cactus Flower Cafe. n The cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. n The menu offers coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies and herbal teas, and foods like Belgian waffles, breakfast taquitos, pastries and handmade biscotti.


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Fun. achieved recent notoriety after its single, “We Are Young,” was featured on the television show “Glee.”

Indie rock trio tops charts with theatrical, fun sound Katherine Cordero Contributing Writer After almost three years since its debut album and six months since the release of the first single, “We Are Young” that features Janelle Monáe off their sophomore album “Some Nights,” Fun. has finally released the much anticipated album to a world of eager fans. The best way this album can be described is just one simple word — fun. The trio formed in New York, New York after lead singer Nate Ruess’ previous band The Format broke up in 2008. Ruess recruited Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train to form Fun. The opening song “Some Nights Intro” sounds like the opening number of a dark musical. With Nate Ruess’ strong vocals that seem to have a similar style as that of Freddie Mercury, this opening track prepares the listener for an album filled with hard-hitting melodies and beautiful harmonies, all while keeping the upbeat anthem feel “We Are Young” originally brought. The title track, “Some Nights,” shows off the influence Queen has had on Fun. Specfically, it has

“...opening track prepares the listener for an album filled with hardhitting melodies and beautiful harmonies...”

a strong intro with nothing but the vocals of Ruess, Dost, Antonoff and other background vocals artists singing “Some nights I stay up/Cashing in my bad luck/Some nights I call it a draw.” It isn’t until 35 seconds into the song that the bass drum joins in creating the constant exhilarating rhythm that this song continues to. “We Are Young” truly lives up to this album full of anthems. Ruess sings “Tonight/ We are young/ So let’s set the world on fire/ We can burn brighter/ Than the sun,” while Janelle Monáe lends her enchanting vocals to the chorus and bridge to truly make this song unforgettably catchy. According to the album insert, “Some Nights”

was written by all three members of Fun. and was produced and mixed by Jeff Bhasker, who is known for having previously worked with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Bruno Mars. According to an interview with Sonic Live, the band worked with Jeff Bhasker because of what he has brought to the songs of other artists. “We wanted to make an album that had a whole bunch of great beats, and a lot of those production elements are on hip-hop songs,” said Ruess in the interview. “So we thought to ourselves, why not try and incorporate some of those things in our songs? So working with Jeff is perfect because that’s precisely what he does.” “Some Nights” is an upbeat album that lives up to the hype created by the hit single “We Are Young” while making each song unique in its own way, whether it be a children’s choir in “Stars,” the blaring of trumpets in “One Foot” or the use of a vocoder in “Some Nights” or auto tune in “It Gets Better.” Although this album may be a bit theatrical, it definitely lives up to the bands’s name.

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Are you interested in discovering more about a particular career? Would you like to connect to a mentor in the field to learn more about it? Would you like to shadow someone in a particular career?

Alfred Zimmermann, a Professor from Reutingen University in Germany, will present a lecture based on services computing from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Building 4, room 406.

Attend a Backpacks 2 Briefcases orientation session to learn more about how to find a UWF mentor and start a job shadowing experience. RSVP on JasonQuest, or call Career Services at 850-474-2254 for more information. Feb. 29 The Student Support Center is hosting a “Secrets of Digital Photography” class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. In this class, students will gain a broad overview of the basics of digital photography: the equipment, software, printing of photos and how to use photos on the internet, in email, etc. Students will also learn how to choose a digital camera, how to take a good photograph, what can done with a digital photograph after it has been taken, and how to share their work and create galleries. This class will provide students with new opportunities for putting digital photography to use. Photoshop CS5 will be used in this class. Tuition is $109. For more information, contact the Student Support Center at 473-7468 or cde@uwf. edu. Feb. 29 Come see “The Vagina Monologues” at 6:30 p.m. at the Commons Auditorium. The play is based on interviews with more than 200 women and uses humor and grace. The piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play, which is performed by Everyone’s Issue, and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. Free food and incentives provided. First 50 students get a Get Down Series T-shirt! For more information, contact Mica Harrell at 473-7112.

Zimmermann will present a discussion concerning support for evaluation and optimization of serviceoriented architectures, current approaches for assessing architecture, maturity of serviceorientated enterprise software architectures, cyclical assessments, extension of reference models, and more. For more information, contact eellsheikh@



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ANNOUNCING The Voyager is now accepting classifieds from faculty, students and staff at no cost. If you would like to place a classified with more than 20 words, or you are not affiliated with UWF, please contact our Business Manager, Jeff Hagedorn at jhagedorn@ The deadline for your classified ad is the Thursday before the week you want it to be printed. Please email your classifieds to voyager@ with “classified” in the subject line. A comic by Jorge Cham

March 1 Dr. Stanley Fish presents “Holocaust Denial and Academic Freedom” as part of the First Amendment Lecture Series at 7 p.m. in the UWF Music Hall. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Paula Wilson at 474-2112 or pwilson1@ March 2 Inclusion Services and Programs invites the campus to join in celebrating the grand opening of the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC). The event will take place at 8:13 a.m. on the lawn outside of the new location (Building 19/Room 100D behind the Campus Police Department). Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact SDRC at 474-2387 or sdrc@uwf. edu.

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March 2 The second annual UWF Dance Marathon will begin at 8 p.m. in the University Commons Conference Center and will continue through the night until March 3 at 2 a.m.


Dance Marathon is a nationwide fundraising and awareness program designed and implemented by college students for the Children’s Miracle Network. All funds raised by UWF through Dance Marathon will directly support the Sacred Heart Miracle Children at Sacred Heart Hospital.





Sports Editor, Chris Elkins

Fitness &

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Baseball team goes 1-1 at Classic in Valdosta From staff reports Strong pitching and quality defense, the keys to the University of West Florida championship baseball team last season, were no where to be found in game one of the Holiday Inn Classic in Valdosta on Feb. 24. UWF, then-ranked No. 1 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Poll, fell to thenranked No. 2 Tampa to start off the weekend tournament between teams in the Sunshine State and Gulf South Conferences. UWF handled Barry on Feb. 25 before having its final game against Florida Southern canceled because of rain. UWF is now 10-2 on the season and ranked No. 2 in the latest CBN Poll.


UWF has only allowed more than three runs twice this season, and in both instances, UWF lost. Tampa, now ranked No. 1 in the CBN poll, scored six unearned runs, as the Spartans outscored the Argos 10-7. UWF had a chance to come back in the ninth inning with two outs and the bases loaded down 10-5. Max St. Hilaire hit a 2-RBI single to left-center to put runners on the corners and the game-tying run at the plate. But Richie Long grounded out to end the game. After a four-hour rain delay, Tampa took advantage of UWF starter Josh Tankski’s control issues.

Tanski struggled to find the strike zone as he allowed four walks and three hits in 3.2 innings. It was his first loss of the season. Tampa got on the board in the second inning on an RBI-double to right center. In the third inning, Tampa scored two runs on a throwing error by UWF third baseman Josh Huggins. An inning later, Huggins let a ball go between his legs with two outs, allowing a run to score and Tampa to keep the inning alive. Dan Husum came in to take over for Tanski, but Husum gave up a three-run homer before retiring the final batter of the inning. Husum finished the game, allowing five hits on three earned runs with eight strikeouts.


The Argos took out their frustration from game one on the Buccaneers as UWF dominated Barry 13-1 on Feb. 25. After getting on base on a leadoff walk, Taye Larry scored on a groundout, and Huggins hit a two-run home run to put UWF up 3-0 in the first inning. UWF scored two more in the second when JR Pryor came home on a wild pitch and Larry hit a solo shot home run. UWF kept things going in the third inning when Billy O’Connor hit a two-run blast to put UWF up 7-0. UWF batters had 12 hits and committed zero errors in the victory. Jake Stephens picked up the win, pitching five

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Jake Stephens pitches at a game earlier in the season. Stephens leads UWF with a 3-0 record. innings of 1-hit ball. Drew Bryson, Scott Laughlin and Kevin Peters finished the game, pitching four innings in relief.

UWF will be back in action on Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. against Miles College at Jim Spooner Field. Miles is 3-1 so far this season.

Moore gets triple-double Chris Elkins Sports Editor With eight doubledoubles recorded going into the Valdosta State game on Feb. 24, Jamar Moore wanted to prove he could do better. “I kept telling my teammates, ‘I’m going to get it soon; I’m going to get it soon,’ ” Moore said. “And I finally got it.” It was the first tripledouble in seven years for the University of West Florida men’s basketball team. Moore dominated the Argonaut offensive attack against Valdosta, recording 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 20 points in the University of West Florida’s 89-76 victory at the UWF Field House on senior night. “The seniors stayed focused,” said UWF coach Bob Stinnett. “I was worried about senior night, but they stayed focused.” The victory for the Argos (18-10, 8-6 Gulf South Conference) marked the most regular-season wins by a UWF men’s basketball team since 2001 and the most GSC wins since 2004. UWF came into the game in a three-way tie for third place in the GSC conference. But because West Georgia wins the tiebreaker over UWF, the Argos will go to the GSC tournament as the No. 4 seed. However, the Blazers didn’t make it easy for UWF. Valdosta kept it close in the first half, using unstoppable 3-point shooting from Tristan Steele who hit five 3’s in the first half, four more than UWF. The Argos’ biggest lead was by five points, 19-14,

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Jamar Moore goes for a jumper at a game earlier in the season. Moore leads the Argos in points per game, rebounds and assists this season. Moore was named the GSC player of the week for the fourth time this season after recording a triple-double on Feb. 24. with 11:45 left to play. UWF led 37-35 at halftime. The Argos shot 51.7 percent as a team in the first half but stepped their game up in the second half, shooting 71 percent. UWF increased its defensive pressure on Steele, who only hit three 3’s the rest of

the way and pulled away in the second half. Anthony Sims had a double-double of his own, scoring 16 points and recording 11 rebounds. Marquis Mathis added 22 points in the effort while Martell Buie had 16 point and three steals.

GSC Tournament

The Argos will enter the tournament as the No. 4 seed and play North Alabama at 5:30 p.m. on March 2 at The Arena in Niceville. If the Argos win, they will play the winner of No. 1 seed Alabama-Huntsville

and No. 8 Delta State in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on March 3. The Championship game will be at 1:30 p.m. on March 4. UWF was ranked No. 6 in the NCAA Division II South Region rankings released on Feb. 22. The Argos still have a

strong chance to play in the D-II national tournament starting from March 10-13. The top eight teams from each region play in the national tournament. A key test will be against North Alabama, which is ranked No. 9 in the South region.

Argos fall to Valdosta State at home Soccer Chris Elkins Sports Editor The University of West Florida women’s basketball team almost completed a huge comeback against Valdosta on Feb. 24 but missed a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer. After trailing 45-42, UWF’s Hanna Vette made a 3 with 4:19 left to tie the score. Valdosta and UWF went back-and-forth over the next four minutes, and with 16 seconds left in the game, Sher’Ryan Scott went to the free-throw line with the Argos down by two. She hit the first free throw, but missed the second, and UWF was forced to foul. Valdosta hit both free throws, setting up the Argos’ final play, a missed 3-pointer by Vette as time expired. “For one half, I felt very good,” said UWF coach Shannan Bergen. “In the second half, we outscored them, and defensively we made a lot of things happen ... but you can’t just play one half and expect to win the game.” In the first half, UWF had a horrible shooting performance, shooting just 20 percent from the

shooting 38.8 percent from the field after shooting 58.3 percent in the second half. The Argos and West Alabama both finished the season 6-8 in the Gulf South Conference standings. UWA won the tiebreaker over UWF to earn the No. 4 seed in the conference tournament after posting a better record against third-place Valdosta State. “It doesn’t matter who we play,” Bergen said. “We gotta go there and worry about ourselves and worry about playing a full game.”

GSC Tournament

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Hanna Vette goes for a layup at a game earlier in the season. She is second on the team with 12.6 points per game this season. field and trailing 30-14 at intermission. But the Argos opened the second half on a 14-4 run, cutting their deficit to 34-28 with 15:07 left in the game. Scott led the Argos in scoring with 14 points. She also had nine

steals, two shy of tying a school record. Vette and Erica Wright also scored in double-digits with 10 points apiece. Vette missed a double-double with eight rebounds. UWF finished the night

No. 5 seed UWF will play No. 4 seed UWA at 5:30 p.m. on March 1 at The Arena in Niceville. If the Argos win, they will play the winner of No. 1 Delta State and No. 8 Christian Brothers in the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. on March 3. The championship game will be at 11 a.m. on March 4. The men’s and women’s championship games can be seen live on

signee shines Chris Elkins Sports Editor

University of West Florida women’s soccer commitment Lana Chechak scored a goal for the West all-star team at the Subway High School All-Star Soccer Game at Ashton Brosnaham Park on Feb. 23. Chechak is a senior at Pace High School who helped lead the Patriots to a region semifinal finish last season. The West defeated the East, 3-2, in the event that pits the area’s top seniors from Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa counties against each other. “It was a lot of fun,” Chechak said of her experience. She said it was an honor to play in the event.


Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

Women’s golf finishes 14th at spring golf tournament From staff reports The University of West Florida women’s golf team finished 14th at the Lady Moc Classic hosted by Florida Southern on Feb. 21. Seminole State won the event, shooting 913 as a team. Florida Southern was second shooting 915 and Nova Southeastern was third shooting 922. UWF shot 1020. Camila Sevillano (89­­— 74—82 — 245) finished first

for the Argonauts and tied for 50th overall. Aimee Paterson (84­— 80—84 — 248) finished second for UWF and tied for 57th overall. Jenny Lines (84—85—84 — 253). finished third for UWF and 69th overall. Agustina Cocha (84­—95—95 — 274) rounded out the scoring for the Argos, finishing tied for 82nd. UWF added the Peggy Kirk Bell Invitational to its schedule on Feb. 23. The Invitational will

feature opponents from the South Region. UWF will be back in action on Feb. 27 and 28 at the USA Lady Jaguar Invitational hosted by South Alabama at the Azalea City Golf Club in Mobile, Ala. Paterson leads UWF with an average score of 79.97 dating back to the fall season, and Sevillano is second with a scoring average of 80.27. Lines is third in scoring average, and Cocha is fourth.

The University of West Florida softball team won its first two games at the Cougar Classic in Columbus, Ga. but lost two on its second day.


The Argonauts dominated Miles 8-0 on Feb. 24. Ashliegh McLean pitched three innings for the win, and Victoria Harvey pitched two innings as the pair combined for a no-hitter. Crystal Thompson went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Young Harris

UWF’s Jordan Ratliff got her third win of the season, pitching a complete game 6-4 victory over Young Harris in game two of the Cougar Classic. UWF got the scoring started on an RBI-single by Crystal Thompson in the first inning. The Argos added three more in the third when Lauren Correia hit a three-run homer. Young Harris tied the game in the top of the fourth, but Kaley Kania hit a two-run blast to give the Argos the lead for good.


UWF put up a strong fight against the 12th-ranked team in the country but was unable to stop the Armstrong offense. UWF went up 2-1 after sac bunts by Elizabeth Nugent and Correia in the top of the fourth inning. But Armstrong tied things up in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI-single to left. Ratliff, who was pitching with no rest, gave up two more runs in the sixth inning and took the loss for the Argos.

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Freshman Camila Sevillano swings at a match this season.

Argos go 2-2 at Cougar Classic From staff reports

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Columbus State

Columbus State’s Mollie Russell had the Argos’ number on Feb. 25 in the second game of the day for UWF. Russell allowed just three hits and struck out 13 UWF batters in a complete game 4-0 victory. UWF evened its record at 9-9. Sarah Scott, UWF’s best pitcher and second-best hitter, did not play in the tournament. A reporter from The Voyager was denied an interview with Scott by Head Coach Tami Cyr at a practice on Feb. 23.


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