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Program promotes global learning By SHANNON O’NEIL STAFF WRITER

The College of Education has implemented a new international program to involve doctoral students and technology to facilitate global learning. The Global Learning Program is designed to provide doctoral students at Texas Tech the opportunity to maintain a job and residence outside of Lubbock while participating in international issues. Walter Smith, Helen DeVitt Jones professor in the College of Education, is the founder and director of the Global Learning Program. He also teaches classes that coordinate with the program. According to a news release, doctoral students use technology like Skype and email to communicate internationally. Smith said it is good for the doctoral students as well as younger students to practice communicating

internationally to keep up with changing society. Doctoral students, he said, come from all over the country. One student in the program is from Jamaica and corresponds from her residence there. Smith said the doctoral students participate in a four-year online curriculum that educates them to become pragmatic researchers and global science educators. He said the goal of a global science educator is to work internationally to solve problems. According to the news release, doctoral students are involved in three different projects: the World Moon Project, video game design and creation of model lunar vehicles. Smith said the World Moon Project started in 2000. Children all over the world are instructed to observe the moon for six weeks and share their observations. GLOBAL continued on Page 2 ➤➤

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Kingsbury announces first recruiting class as Tech football coach By MICHAEL SUNIGA STAFF WRITER

Wednesday marked college football’s national signing day, and the Texas Tech football team was able to secure 24 recruits under newly appointed head coach Kliff Kingsbury. The 2013 signing class will officially place Kingsbury’s stamp on the Red Raider football program, as the incoming signees are expected to be marquee players within a few years, if not immediately, Kingsbury said. “We want guys that can come in and help us right now,” Kingsbury said. “We would not recruit a guy if we thought he was a project.” The majority of the 24 recruits hail from Texas. Although Kingsbury said he looks forward to the prospect of seeing his new coaches at work, he saw the need to recruit players with raw talent, such as speed. “Speed is the one thing you cannot coach,” he said. “We are trying to be the fastest team in the Big 12.” One player Kingsbury said he was excited about was receiver Devin Lauderdale out of Bellaire. “He is one of those guys, like I said, with his speed, it is at a national level,” he said. “That is something that we really need here. I think the sky is the limit.” In recruiting, Kingsbury brought in another dual-threat quarterback, Davis Webb, a three-star prospect, according to Rivals, despite expectations of Michael Brewer taking the starting position. Going into 2013, Webb is ranked as a No. 3 quarterback prospect in Texas. Kingsbury had less time to recruit

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TEXAS TECH COACH Kliff Kingsbury answers questions about National Signing Day during a news conference Wednesday in the Spike Dykes Team Meeting Room in the Football Training Facility.

than many of his Big 12 Conference rivals, as he was appointed the job immediately following Tommy Tuberville’s

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College Town Hall website offers chance for interaction By ASHLYN TUBBS STAFF WRITER

Eric Lopez is becoming anxious as he nears his Texas Tech graduation. Initially, the senior sociology major with a criminology concentration from Allen had no concern about finding a job after obtaining his degree. “For the most part, I feel like I’ve done enough with my degree to have a pretty decent job based off my work ethic from my jobs I’ve worked previously,” he said. “People will vouch for me on my résumé and references.” His confidence is not as high now, though. “I’ve had friends who have actually gone eight months without having a job after they graduate, or even a year,” he said. “If it wasn’t for them, maybe I wouldn’t have that much of a concern.” Lopez is not the only one in this predicament. Another nervous senior is Brianna Berry, a senior electronic media and communications major from Pleasanton, Calif.

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“I wasn’t really anxious until I got a job interview, and then I felt the pressure,” she said. “But I kind of have faith that everything is going to work out in the end.” Many options to help calm these seniors’ nerves are provided by University Career Services. Jay Killough, director of the center, said it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to help students prepare themselves for future careers by providing mock interviews, resume critiques, etiquette dinners and other tips to develop themselves professionally. “Those are the little things,” he said. “Coming into the career center early will help with that. Learning those strategies and skills is very important to the success of the job search.” A calendar of these events and other resources are found at careercenter.ttu.edu, such as the upcoming career fair the center will host March 25. JOBS continued on Page 3 ➤➤

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PEYTON CRAIG, A sophomore political science major from Houston, practices a mock interview Tuesday in the Career Center with Amy Bafford, associate director at the University Career Center, in preparation for future interviews.

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Today TAB Presents: Blood Drive Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Student Union Building So, what is it? Come donate blood. Each donation can save up to three lives. Free Chinese Food and Free T-shirt to Celebrate 2013 Lunar New Year Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Where: Student Union Building So, what is it? Come to the Lunar New Year Luncheon. There will be a live performance, free food and free Year of the Snake T-shirts. TAB Presents: Gatti’s Night Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Gatti’s Pizza So, what is it? Come enjoy free pizza buffet, drinks, 10 game tokens with TAB. Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Speaks on African-American Lives: Genealogy, Genetics and Black History Time: 7 p.m. Where: Allen Theatre So, what is it? Come hear Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. speak about individual lineage and Africa-American history.

Friday Brown Bag Lunch: The History of Consciousness Raising Groups Time: Noon to 1 p.m. Where: Doak Hall So, what is it? Come join the Women’s Studies Program for an opportunity for a “meeting of minds.” Special Vision and Tradition Campaign Announcement

Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Rawls College of Business Administration So, what is it? Come hear about a special announcement about the Vision and Tradition: The Campaign for Texas Tech. Presidential Lecture and Performance Series Presents Peter Buffett Time: 7 p.m. Where: Allen Theatre So, what is it? Come enjoy a concert featuring Peter Buffett, the Emmy award-winning musician, philanthropist and author.

The website is a way for the board to gather input and reach out to the interested public, Cindy Rugeley, assistant professor of political science at Texas Tech, said. Because the government cannot host meetings in every community in Texas, or contact every resident in Texas, she said it is a way for the government to reach out to the public. It is not unusual for public agencies to seek input from the public by using their websites, Rugeley said. The White House website offers a forum seeking public opinion of bills and legislation. “I don’t know how much the public will know about it or respond to it,” she said, “but I think that any time that public agencies seek input from the community, it’s a good idea. The people think highly of it.”

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Rugeley said she thinks the board will receive interesting feedback on things like tuition and degree plans. The board has been working on the website for three to four months, Chavez said. According to the College Town Hall Texas website, people can create an account by signing up with email, Facebook, Google or LinkedIn. After creating an account, people can post their ideas and contribute to discussions on higher education. Users of the website can upload videos and reports, and provide ideas the board may not even be thinking about, Chavez said. “We’re pretty excited about this tool,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for —particularly for our student population, who again, aren’t always in a position to share directly with the board.” The public can access the website at www.collegetownhalltx.com. ➤➤egardner@dailytoreador.com

President picks outdoor retail exec to lead Interior WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice for interior secretary is a lifelong outdoors enthusiast who likes to bike, ski and climb mountains. As president and chief executive at Recreational Equipment Inc., Sally Jewell has applied her passion to her job, helping push REI to nearly $2 billion in annual revenues and a place on Fortune Magazine’s list of “Best Places to Work.” Now Obama hopes to take advantage of Jewell’s love for the outdoors and her business sense as she takes over at Interior, the federal department responsible for national parks and other public lands. In announcing the nomination,

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JIMMY BOSWELL, A junior international economics major from Amarillo, talks to Natalie Stephenson, the director of the Girl Scout Camp Kiwanis, about working for the camp in the summer during the Summer Camp Job Fair on Wednesday in the Student Union Ballroom.

6 dead, villages destroyed in Solomons tsunami

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SYDNEY (AP) — Six bodies, including a child’s, have been found in the sodden wreckage left by a tsunami that smashed into villages in the Solomon Islands, flattening dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain. The 1.5-meter (4 foot, 11inch) waves that roared inland

“No matter where you are (in the world), you are still able to see the moon,” Smith said. The moon may be reflected in different ways, he said, but it is still the same and connects international students to each other and the doctoral students in the U.S. The doctoral students, Smith said, worked with children in China to create a video game. The Americans were responsible for most of the content and language, while the Chinese focused on the actual programming of the game. Denise Selmo, a teacher in Brazil, participated with the Tech doctoral students to help her students practice English

on Santa Cruz Island, in the eastern Solomons, on Wednesday were too fast to outrun for five elderly villagers and one child, who died after being sucked under the rushing water, George Herming, a spokesman for the prime minister, said Thursday. Several other people were still missing

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skills outside of a textbook, Smith said. According to the news release, Selmo’s students in Brazil collaborated together to create a replica of a lunar vehicle made out of cheese, sausage and bagels. Last semester, the doctoral students worked exclusively with ninth graders to solve and put engineering problems into practice. Smith said he hopes the next programs will begin in 2016, but that it is still too far off to consider a finite possibility. The end result of this program, he said, could provide these doctoral students with the opportunity to just pick up a phone, use Skype or email to solve international problems from their residences. ➤➤soneil@dailytoreador.com


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Students use Whisper app By ASHLYN TUBBS STAFF WRITER

Everyone is hiding something — and there is an app for that. Whether a person is cheating in their relationship, faking a British accent for years or expressing their sexuality, sometimes these secrets must be exposed. Confessions and secrets people tend to keep to themselves are now posted alongside images and expressed anonymously through a free app titled Whisper. “I’m not alone,” one anonymous user whispered about the app. Whisper enables users to search through whispers by three different categories: Popular, Latest and Nearby. Texas Tech students can learn more details about their peers searching through the Nearby category, which Paige Headrick, a junior public relations major from Arlington, said contains interesting details she sometimes does not want to know. “I like the concept because it’s kind of like post-secret,” she said, “so you learn some interesting things and can relate to people, so it’s nice.” Lauren Mena, a junior special education major from San Antonio, works as Tech’s campus manager for Whisper, a job she obtained in December after interviewing with one of Whisper’s

founders. Her job is to spread word about the app and manage the Tech Whispers Facebook page, which she uses to post Whispers that relate to the university. “I’ve seen some about the campus, about the type of people here,” she said. “Those are the things I technically try to post. Like during finals week, I was posting about finals, so just about topics that are popular at the time.” Lubbock is one of the most popular cities for Whisper, Mena said. “We’re one of the cities that posts a lot, which I think is pretty cool,” she said, “and our (Facebook) page already had about 2,400 likes, so I think we’re, like, one of the top three schools for Whisper and it just keeps growing daily.” Once someone whispers on the app, people can “heart” it if they agree, reply back with another whisper or even private message each other. “I like the app because it’s kind of a place for people to go to if they technically don’t have somebody to go and talk to, or if they have secrets and they don’t want to share them,” Mena said. “I think it’s kind of cool because other people can reply to the secrets and nobody knows who you are.” Whisper users also are meeting each other through the app, Mena said. “I’ve had somebody actually contact me that they want to start a campus group

here at Texas Tech for people to meet up who are on Whisper,” she said, “so it will be a new way for Texas Tech people to meet up and hang out.” The most popular Whispers in Lubbock are ones that are cute or about Tech, Mena said, such as a boyfriend planning to surprise his girlfriend by proposing on Christmas, or respecting Memorial Circle. “Whenever I see someone walking on the grass in Memorial Circle, I want to punch them in the face and talk to them about showing respect for the men and women who served our country,” one anonymous user whispered. Relating to whispers about Tech is one reason Headrick said she enjoys the app. “You see stuff about the dorms that you lived in or teachers that you had,” she said, “so it’s kind of fun to relate to people or not to relate to people and see other experiences other people have had.” Sarah Muller, a freshman English major from Fort Worth, said she likes knowing what those nearby are thinking. “I mean half of them are just, like, ‘Oh, I want someone to hook up with tonight, who wants to hook up with me,’” she said, “half of them are, like, ‘I don’t know how to make friends’, and then people just comment and are, like, ‘Oh, yeah, me neither,’ and then nothing

happens.” When whispering, Muller said she prefers to remain anonymous since she is making her secrets public. “It just helps, it feels better just to put it out there,” she said, “even if it’s to people that you don’t know.” Other users contradict their whispers occasionally, and Muller said she finds this humorous. “I think people don’t realize that people can see the usernames that post them,” she said, “so he posted a Whisper that said, like, ‘Oh, man I’ve got Raider Rash,’ and then not 10 minutes later, like, five whispers later on my feed, was, like, ‘Any cute girls wanting to hook up?’” Although Headrick doubts she would ever post a whisper, she said the app is funny. “I’m sure people do put their secrets on there,” she said, “but I don’t know if I would ever use it or if a lot of my friends would. But it’s interesting to look at every once in a while.” On the other hand, Muller said she will keep posting whispers and encourages other students to do the same. “It’s definitely worth checking out,” she said. “I mean, it’s a free app, and you only have to pay if you want to do the messaging, so it’s worth looking at it.” ➤➤atubbs@dailytoreador.com

Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting that sparked passionate efforts by fans to save their favorite to-

kens, and by businesses eager to capitalize on the publicity. The Facebook vote closed just before midnight Tuesday, marking the first time that fans have had a say on which of the eight tokens to add and which one to toss. The pieces identify the players and have changed quite a lot since Parker Brothers bought the game from its original designer in 1935. Rhode Island-based Hasbro an-

nounced the new piece Wednesday morning. The cat beat out the robot, diamond ring, helicopter and guitar, getting 31 percent of votes for new tokens. “I think there were a lot of cat lovers in the world that reached out and voted,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, vice president for Hasbro gaming marketing. The Scottie Dog was the most popular of the classic tokens, and received 29

percent of the vote, the company said. The iron got the fewest votes and was kicked to the curb. The results were not entirely surprising to animal lovers. The Humane Society of the United States says on its website that there were more than 86 million cats living in U.S. homes, with 33 percent of households owning at least one feline in August 2011.

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“Be sure to attend all of our career fairs and professional development events,” Killough said, “because if you do utilize our services, you get a lot out of them.” Amy Bafford, associate director of the University Career Services, said walk-in hours also are available from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday for résumé reviews or any questions students may have. She also encourages students to activate their RaiderJobs account by visiting raiderjobs.ttu.edu to find internships and full-time employment positions. Bafford encourages students to consider making an appointment with an experienced University Career Services staff member as soon as possible. “Our staff can meet with students and figure out what direction they are going,” she said, “and just kind of provide them confidence and work through some questions.” Killough stresses the importance of a professional résumé and said students should utilize career services to perfect theirs. “Many people will build a résumé off a template, but their template will look just like every other template,” he said, “which is a bad idea.” Berry has attended a resume critique with Killough and said it was beneficial. “I just went in, and he took my resume and went through some stuff and gave me pointers and said, ‘Fix this’ or ‘Change this,’” she said. “He was really helpful.” Berry also participated in an etiquette dinner, which she said was fun and informative. “They show you how to hold your plate and drink at the same time and be able to shake someone’s hand with that stuff in your hand,” she said. “It’s, like, little things you wouldn’t think of until you’re in a situation, and you think, ‘I wish I knew what to do right now.’”

Students should not hesitate visiting University Career Services, Berry said, because the staff can teach students skills they should have developed before job searching. “It’s better to know it before,” she said, “because you don’t want to make the company you work for look bad if you ever do have to go to a dinner or something and represent them.” Additional tips Bafford has for students are to start early on their job searches, gather experience and work many internships. “Keep practicing with interviewing and networking as much as possible,” she said. “That will give a lot of confidence once the seniors are doing the real job search.” Internships are more impressive to employers than actual classroom experience, Berry said. “I am so thankful that I was able to find an internship here in Lubbock that relates to what I want to do in a job later on,” she said, “and by submitting applications, I can already tell that’s helped so much.” For her upcoming job interview, Berry has taken extra steps to ensure she is fully prepared by printing out the job description, company descriptions and following the company on social media for news updates. “I sat down the other day and with that job description, I went through the kind of questions they might ask me,” she said, “and I thought back to my previous experiences with internships and jobs and how I could apply those experiences to the questions they might ask.” Many students stress out and overthink job interviews, Lopez said, and might not present the correct image of themselves. Although he, too, feels nervous, Lopez said he believes he will do well when he exhibits his good communication skills to future employers. “If you go into an interview relaxed and express who you are, that’s what a future employer is looking for,” he said, “selling yourself.” ➤➤atubbs@dailytoreador.com


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LBJ, Durant: Battle for basketball supremacy W

here does the time go? It feels like just yesterday perennial all-stars like Shaquille O’Neal and Vince Carter were making their way to Akron, Ohio. The superstars were traveling by plane, train or automobile to see a potential phenomenon take the court and demonstrate why there hasn’t been uproar in the basketball community of this magnitude since Lew Alcindor and his decision to play for legendary coach John Wooden. Well, LeBron James never had to make the decision of which college he would eventually attend. Instead, the toughest decision James had to make was deciding whether to keep Antoine Walker on hold or hang up while he and his teammates finished eating pizza. James finally lived up to the level of stardom bestowed unto him at the young age of 18, when in 2009, he was awarded his first Most Valuable Player award in his sixth season as a member of the National Basketball Association.

Mike DuPont James averaged a respectable 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.2 assists game, 1.7 steals and 1 block per game. Prior to receiving his MVP, LeBron lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever Finals appearance in 2007. The San Antonio Spurs sent James and company home in four games and the self-proclaimed king was kept from his throne. Today, a new star is rising before us. While LeBron James appears to be the obvious frontrunner to many for the 2013 MVP award, a young gun lurks anxiously in the shadows, quietly awaiting his time for stardom. Kevin Durant has nonchalantly walked in and changed

the face of a franchise that was an afterthought in the Western Conference before the 6’10” small forward arrived. Durant returned this season with a certain determination about him. He was denied last season in his quest to deliver a championship to Oklahoma City and the Thunder franchise. They fell in five games to the Miami Heat, led by the trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade. After James lost his first championship series, he returned with the same determination Durant has exhibited. James was rewarded with an MVP award for his efforts. While the successes of the Oklahoma City Thunder can be attributed to a multitude of scenarios, one cannot deny Durant is what makes the engine go. Durant is in his sixth season, the same in which James won his first MVP, and his numbers are arguably as impressive as those which brought James his first award. Durant is averaging 7.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. In the ‘09 season, James’ defen-

sive statistics, combined with his entertaining chase-down blocks, propelled him to finish second in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year award. Durant’s defensive numbers are comparable, but it is unlikely the forward will receive consideration for the defensive award. The advantage Durant possesses over James is his offensive prowess. In James’ first MVP season, he shot 48 percent from the field, 78 percent from the free-throw line and 34 percent from the 3-point line. This season, Durant is averaging nearly 30 points per game while shooting 51 percent from the field, 90 percent from the freethrow line (qualifying him for the second best free-throw percentage in the association) and 41 percent from the 3-point line. James also holds the record as the youngest player to score 10,000 points, but if you guessed Durant was the second youngest, then, my friend, you get the gist of where this argument is headed. One could argue Durant would have reached this milestone faster

if he were allowed to make the jump straight from high school like James. One could also argue that Durant was able to polish his offensive arsenal with a season under Rick Barnes. Milestones aside, Durant handles the basketball with the catlike instincts of a guard and the 6’10” frame he possesses, along with a 7’5” wingspan, allows the Maryland-native to get his shot above the reach of defenders and finish with authority around the rim. The former Longhorn is on pace to win his fourth-consecutive scoring title, a feat accomplished by only Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. More impressively, Russell Westbrook has attempted nearly 19 shots per game this season, compared to Durant’s 18.3, meaning he could potentially win a scoring title this season without even attempting the most shots on his team. While James remains the best basketball player in the NBA, Durant deserves serious consideration. If numbers do not lie, some-

thing must be said for the fact that if you compare the two by their most similar seasons, Durant has statistics that are arguably better than James’. I have always felt that there are players who are often overlooked for the contributions they have made for their team in spite of praising LeBron James. Players like Durant and Chris Paul, who have been catalysts in changing the direction of a franchise (in Paul’s case, twice), are often overlooked when it comes to MVP consideration, but that’s another column for another day. Durant may have to wait in line the way Karl Malone did, keeping his head down and continuing to get better in the hopes of eventually receiving the recognition he deserves. But make no mistake, Durant and James will continue to battle for basketball’s greatest individual award for a number of years. DuPont is The DT’s opinions editor and a senior journalism major from Arlington. ➤➤ mdupont@dailytoreador.com

US should stop sending foreign aid to North Korea By SCOTT HOUSER

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Everybody’s favorite international non-conformist is at it again. Recently North Korea announced it is taking a more aggressive approach to foreign policy by continuing to test nuclear weapons and long range rockets as part of its action against “the sworn enemy of the Korean people.” This is hardly newsworthy, as it has happened numerous times

since North Korea’s withdrawal from the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in 2003. So what is the U.S. to do? Ideally, absolutely nothing. If countries were celebrities, North Korea would be 2010 Charlie Sheen — dysfunctional, delusional and really interesting to follow. North Korea’s repressive communist government and its complete control of information more often finds itself the butt of jokes than in serious conversa-

tions, and rightly so. The country is not sustainable. North Korea relies heavily on foreign food aid from several countries, including China, its closest ally, and for no good reason, the U.S. Past negotiations for food and other forms of aid from the U.S. have worked as an extortion racket. North Korea promises to stop developing nuclear weapons and the U.S. gives aid as an incentive. Then, North Korea resumes developing nuclear weapons and

the process starts over again. Extortion is usually the powerful extorting money from the weak, but thanks to leadership in Washington, North Korea is somehow extorting us. The U.S. must realize North Korea is absolutely nonthreatening. If the U.S. could go toe to toe with the Soviet Union, a country with thousands of nuclear weapons, we shouldn’t be scared of a country that possesses maybe two. There isn’t a reason to provide North Korea with aid, no reason

what so ever. Giving aid to third world countries only helps legitimize oppressive governments. More often than not, dictators use food aid to control their people rather than to feed them. However, North Korea is by no means wrong to develop nuclear weapons. In fact, given the ever-present involvement of the U.S. with countries without nuclear weapons, I’d say it’s a smart move. For the most part, countries with nuclear capabilities tend to be left free of unwanted U.S. military involvement.

After seeing what happened to Iraq, it is only natural countries like Iran are looking to develop nuclear weapons. The U.S. needs to respect North Korea’s sovereignty. It is a country’s right to develop weapons it feels are required to maintain sovereignty against foreign threats. At the same time, we need to stop sending aid, which only serves to legitimize Kim Jong-un’s tyrannical regime. In other words, foreign policy is a lot better and cheaper when you just do nothing.

Paradoxical President must not allow Democratic complacency Four years after his Panglossian crusade for hope and change was slugged by the realities of a dysfunctional Washington, President Obama emerged reinvigorated from an arduous campaign and delivered a second inaugural address that boldly staked a progressive agenda for his second term. But despite his recent posturing, the disquieting evolution of President Obama’s puzzling political identity troubles me. At the outset of his first term, an overcautious Obama squandered considerable political capital on tepid stimulus and healthcare bills due to a baffling inability to command the bully pulpit. Mired in the minefields of increasingly radicalized Republican obstinacy, the administration’s myriad concessions and omissions rightly disheartened the president’s supporters. To the glee of many of his

supporters, the president delivered a full-throated defense of the social safety net, declaring that Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security “do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.” Jabbing at climate change deniers, Obama asserted, “some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.” The first president to ever use the word gay in an inaugural address, Obama most poignantly underscored the motif of equal rights for all people by grouping Seneca Falls and Selma with Stonewall, succinctly linking the women’s rights, civil rights, and gay rights movements. The recent inaugural address revealed a bolder, more bellicose president who, no longer fearful of re-election, eschewed the traditional highfalutin, hollow rhetoric of inaugural addresses for an unapologetic liberal agen-

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da. It was an eloquent rethinking of the American Dream through the progressive collective action embodied in the address’s refrain: “We the people.” And the speech contained many points that Republicans ought to rally behind rather than impulsively dismiss as an unnatural return to liberalism, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did. Obama channeled the quintessentially American ideal of self-reliance in articulating skepticism towards government as panacea, a call for tax code reform, and a warning to reduce the size of the deficit. Seeing that the House of Representatives remains under intransigent Republican control, it’s unlikely that the president’s emboldened rhetoric can affect actual change on the policy front. But Obama has begun his second term in the right tone: one that is a marked departure from the seemingly weak-willed tone of the first term’s negotiator. But while the administration

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is in the throes of renovation, I cannot help but feel uneasy about the president’s identity (and not in the nonsensical birtherist way). After four years of pessimism with the way the president has authorized the National Defense Authorization Act and drone strikes and expanded the police state, I must ask—who is Barack Obama? He’s certainly not the liberal messiah that the 2008 campaign hailed him as. There’s a striking cognitive dissonance between candidate Obama and his actions as president. This is evident when one looks at his administration’s continuation and bolstering of controversial Bush-era practices like warrantless wiretapping, kill lists that sanction the extrajudicial killings of American citizens abroad, increased reliance on drone strikes in Pakistan employing questionable tactics like double taps (follow-up strikes that target first responders) and signature strikes (unidentified victims

fitting a certain description are counted as combatants). All liberals should be vehemently opposed to these policies, perpetrated by a one-time constitutional law professor, which so flagrantly infringe the Bill of Rights. The chorus of opposition to President Bush has sadly fallen silent. One might try to prove him faithful to his campaign pledges by pointing to his first term “achievements.” But many of these were watered down to the point of irrelevance by a dysfunctional Congress, including the healthcare law, the rescue of the financial and auto sectors, and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Perhaps the question of Obama’s political identity is best answered by the man himself: “The truth of the matter is that my policies are so mainstream that if I had set the same policies that I had back in the 1980s, I would be considered a moderate Republican,” the president said in an interview.

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Magician performs live for students By NIKKI CULVER STAFF WRITER

One student appeared angry as she watched what she thought was her phone being shattered to pieces, only to have it appear minutes later in full form in a Pringles can. This was all a part of Norman Ng’s magic show Wednesday night. Ng performed his magic show at an event hosted by Tech Activities Board in the Student Union Building’s Allen Theatre. “Last fall, I talked to my committee of eight people, and we threw around ideas of who we’d like to bring and the idea of a magician came up,” TAB nightlife

coordinator Austin Reiter said. “We found Norman Ng, and he was actually in Texas this week, so we got a better deal. I guess we block booked him with other schools, and it just worked out great.” Before the show started, Ng introduced students to his magic skills. “There’s been a little buzz on campus,” Reiter said. “He did a little teaser show during lunch in the Student Union where he did magic tricks while people were eating lunch, and everyone just went crazy for it.” Magic and performing is nothing new to Ng, who said he started doing magic at the age of 8. “I’ve been doing magic for about 21 years,” Ng said. “I started by going to a

magic store when I was 8 years old. The guy made something appear in my hand, totally blew me away, and that’s what started this obsession of mine.” According to his website, Ng’s show has been featured in 48 states for more than half a million people. “I’m on tour right now,” Ng said. “I primarily tour around the country performing on college campuses. I visit about 80 colleges a year, and Texas Tech contacted me while I was performing in Texas already, so we formed a little leg of my tour. This is my fourth show in Texas this week.” Famous magicians from all around the world influenced Ng to become one himself, he said. “One of the magicians I looked up to

growing up was a guy named Jeff McBride,” Ng said. “Of course David Copperfield was a big influence. There was one magician out of Holland named Tommy Wonder. They’re incredible. They’re the three that really kept me going.” The show featured tricks such as making a bowling ball appear out of a pad of paper, altering drawings, mind reading and smashing the phone of an audience member with a baseball bat, only to have it appear in a sealed can of potato chips. “We’re very clever,” Ng said. “A lot of people assume that magic is done with like mirrors and smoke and holograms, but it’s all very clever. I don’t need to rely on any of those to make something amazing.” ➤➤nculver@dailytoreador.com

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NORMAN NG, A magician, jumps up to smash a cup possibly containing the cellphone of Leslie Raganit, a freshman cell and molecular biology major from North Richland Hills, during the Norman Magic Experience.

McMurrey moves up from dishwasher to executive chef By LIANA SOLIS STAFF WRITER

Sometimes people realize their future profession because of jobs or experiences they have growing up. Dewey McMurrey, the executive chef of operations at Texas Tech, said he started his award-winning culinary career while having a parttime job at a chain restaurant. “I started as a dish washer, just because that’s how all people start out,” McMurrey said. “I realized that I loved the atmosphere of being in the food industry and wanted to turn it into an actual profession.” In 2002, McMurrey attended culinary school at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. “When you get a higher education like that, you really start to appreciate everything more,” McMurrey said. Even after going to culinary school, everyone still starts at the bottom, he said. “You just have to start small and keep moving up with time,” McMurrey said. “If you’re good and you have talent, you move up in the industry.” While in New York, McMur-

rey won a multitude of cooking competitions, he said, and received the opportunity to work under the direction of seasoned chef Ernst Gruch for some time. “Ernst (Gruch) was and is my biggest inspiration for everything I do,” McMurrey said. “He taught me some of the most important things I know today.” After being in New York for a few years, McMurrey came to work at Tech in 2005, he said. “I actually like working on a college campus much more than an actual restaurant,” he said. “It’s much more flexible and gives you an opportunity to be creative and fun with making new things.” McMurrey said the food program at Tech has exploded with new food places since he started working here. Samantha Davis, a junior marketing major from Wichita Falls, said she was amazed by the number of food options when she first got to Tech. “Most colleges only have, like, maybe a few cafeteria-style places to eat,” Davis said. “There are so many places to eat here. It’s overwhelming just trying to choose

where and what to eat.” McMurrey started the Smart Choices food program, which gives colleges student healthy eating choices on campus for low prices. “I was really worried that when I first came to college, I would just eat nothing but fatty foods,” Davis said. “So, of course, I was more than happy to find out Tech had this program here.” Tech is one of the top 10 schools in the country for food services, McMurrey said. McMurrey also won Chef of the Year in 2011. “Whenever I do competitions and win awards like that, I always represent the school as a whole,” McMurrey said. “So it’s a great honor for me that I can receive that kind of recognition for me and for the school.” McMurrey sometimes does cooking demonstrations for students, he said, and also offers advanced cooking classes for faculty and staff. “I haven’t gotten a chance to go to a demo, but I would really like to,” Davis said. “I think it would be cool if he offered some kind of cooking classes for students just for fun and to learn from an expert.” McMurrey said that he, along

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with other chefs on campus, still experiment with making new possible meals to put on campus. “If I never came to Tech, I

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The Texas Tech soccer team signed seven recruits to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, including two players ranked nationally in their positions and six from the state of Texas. “We’re very excited,” Tech coach Tom Stone said about the signings. “It’s another great class to compliment what we’ve already got, and we’re looking forward to bringing them in and getting them going.” Standouts include forward Maddy Crabtree from Greenville, and midfielder Meagan McCullough from Garland, an attendee of the U.S. Under-18 Training Camp. Both players were ranked in the top 25 by Top Drawer Soccer, an organization that ranks more 3,000 players nationally. Stone said Crabtree and McCullough each have important skills to offer the team. “Crabtree is a goal scorer through and through,” Stone said. ”She is fearless, gets on the end of crosses, (and is) always at the right place at the right time. Maddy (has) scored some huge goals in her career. “Meagan McCullough is a great center-back with tremendous speed and ferociousness. They both played for one of the best teams in the nation and (have) been well-coached. I think they’re both going to make an immediate impact on us.” Other signees include Marissa Lipar, Madison McAdams, Kendyl Pirkey, Stephanie Sorrells and Hattie Schunk. Assistant Director of Athletics

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at home, along with their appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The team finished the season ranked No. 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America postseason poll. Drown said success and national recognition have made the team one of the most exciting on campus. “We hosted the Fox Soccer Game of the Week last year,” he said, “which is a nationally-televised game. There’s only six women games a year, across the country, that host that game. And we

were one of them.” Stone said he believes this recruiting class will help provide a continuation of the team’s success. “We’ve got players in every line: back line, holding-mid, attacking-mid, and forward,” Stone said, “so we have all our bases covered. It’s going to be hard to get time on this team because this is already a talented group. We had to be careful that we selected people only that could really help us. I feel like we were able to do that.” ➤➤jlegendre@dailytoreador.com

Aggies nab top receiver Seals-Jones COLLEGE STATION, (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was happy to see his signing class ranked eighth by a national recruiting website. His enthusiasm was dampened when he realized the Aggies were considered only fifth-best in the Southeastern Conference. “We’re still playing catch-up in the SEC,” he said. “We’re getting there but we’ve still got a ways to go ... we’re going to need a couple more of these classes to really get to where we need to be.” The Aggies signed 23 players on Wednesday, adding them to the nine players who enrolled in the spring. Texas A&M added some new targets for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel after losing several receivers to graduation. The group is led by

Ricky Seals-Jones of Sealy, Texas, the nation’s second-rated receiver by Rivals.com. A converted quarterback, Seals-Jones was injured for most of this season. He ran for 1,245 yards and 15 scores and threw for 761 yards and eight more touchdowns in 2011. The versatile player also starred on defense as a junior, and had five interceptions and 68 tackles. The Aggies also signed five other receivers to plug into Sumlin’s high-powered offense. “I think our style of play helped attract a lot of guys, and also our history of offensive football, not just last year playing in the SEC,” Sumlin said. “People had doubts about if it was going to work. I think now people have a better understanding of our offensive philosophy ... and that

certainly helped.” Texas A&M went 11-2 in their first season in the SEC after moving from the Big 12, its first 11-win season since 1998. Manziel led the Aggies to a win at top-ranked Alabama, and became the first freshman to win the Heisman and A&M’s first winner since 1957. Sumlin knows that success helped improve his recruiting haul this season. “It’s a combination of a lot of things,” he said. “Everything matters. Moving to the SEC is part of it, but not just being in the SEC but being able to compete and win some meaningful games in the SEC. Our brand is expanded particularly with our exposure in the SEC. Because of that people were able to see our style of football and we were able to sell our university instead of coming in cold.”

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Lady Raiders cruise to victory at home By ALEX TORREZ STAFF WRITER

The Texas Tech Lady Raiders are 17-6 (7-4) after defeating No. 23 West Virginia in United Spirit Arena playing for the annual Play4Kay. Throughout the first and second half, the Lady Raiders faced the force of full court press by West Virginia. “Attack pressure with pressure,” Tech coach Kristy Curry said. “You can’t be passive.” When the Lady Raiders needed to break down the press from West Virginia, senior guard Casey Morris said she knew what her team had to do. “Making sure we stay calm,” Morris said. “We stay composed and let the game come to us.” West Virginia had double-digit foul trouble during the game, benefiting the Lady Raiders with 36 free throws for their season-high. “Give them credit,” West Vir-

ginia coach Mike Carey said. “They drove it right at us. They run hard, and they play hard.” With 11.2 seconds left in the game, Carey was ejected with two technical fouls, which contributed to the Lady Raiders’ score with four extra free-throws, and made by Morris. “It just shows how dedicated we are,” she said. “We have been going to practice and working on our free throws. We just stay focused on free-throws.” The Lady Raiders were able to get the offense to click even when West Virginia was not pressing. “We just went through our sets, and took our time,” Morris said. “Brought what we learned in practice. We stay relaxed and let the game come to us, even when they weren’t pressing.” Curry said she was proud of the Lady Raiders, as they played the game without any fear, as the women went to the basket. “You have got to have push mentality with everything you do,”

she said. “I just was really happy with our entire bench. I’m really proud of sticking with the game plan like the kids did.” The Lady Raiders wore pink to support the Play4Kay organization, and Curry wore a pink shirt to Go Pink or Go Home. “This was for all those ladies out there on the floor tonight,” Curry said. “It was a great day for Texas Tech. What a great recruiting class by Coach Kliff (Kingsbury) and his guys, and for us to finish off with the win. We are just so proud.” For Morris, wearing the pink uniforms meant the team was supporting the cancer survivors. “They just need to know that we are playing for them,” she said. “We are with them through the fight. We wanted a win for them. We’re just on their side.” After the win at home, the Lady Raiders will travel on the road at 7 p.m. Saturday looking for a win against TCU.

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TCU signs 2 of Texas’ top RBs in 22-player class FORT WORTH (AP) — TCU is running forward after its first Big 12 season, signing two of the top high school running backs from Texas. The Horned Frogs’ 22-player signing class Wednesday was highlighted by Arlington Martin’s Kyle Hicks (5-foot10, 190 pounds), a four-star recruit by Rivals, and Houston’s Trevorris Johnson (5-11, 205). “I call them thunder and lightning,” coach Gary Patterson said. “You’ve got a smaller, faster one in Kyle Hicks, a national recruit. And then you have Tre Johnson ... he will end up being a 220-pound back. Those guys took visits to a lot of big-time places.” Hicks had 1,571 total yards (1,113 rushing and 458 passing) while accounting for 28 touchdowns in only nine games last season. He ran for 1,667 yards and 26 touchdowns as a junior at Martin, when he was the prep teammates with current TCU players Devonte Fields and Jaden Oberkrom. As a freshman last season, defensive end Fields had 10 sacks and was the Big 12 defensive player of the year. Johnson ran for 2,115 yards and 19

TDs last season, including an Alief Taylor High-record 342 yards in one game. Half of TCU’s signing class is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and six others are also from Texas, only months after the Horned Frogs ended their Big 12 debut season 7-5. The most-signed position was offensive line, a group of four that included 6-foot-3, 288-pound center Patrick Morris from Denton Guyer. Morris was an AP Class 4A All-State pick that Scout.com ranked as the nation’s eighth-best center. Last February, the Horned Frogs’ signing class included three offensive tackles — all at least 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. TCU added three more big tackles this time around, in Eason Fromayan (65, 285) from Milton High in Alpharetta, Ga.; Joseph Noteboom (6-5, 260) from Plano; and Lloyd Tunstill (6-4, 305), who will have two seasons of eligibility

at TCU after playing the last two seasons at College of the Canyons in California. “Our offense, you’ve got to start up front,” Patterson said. “We really felt like we needed to get bigger.” Fromayan’s father, Edwin, was a four-year basketball letterman at TCU from 1988-91. The lone quarterback in the class was Temple’s Zach Allen (6-3, 185), who has already enrolled at TCU and is part of the offseason program. Allen passed for 2,175 yards and 24 touchdowns while running for 941 yards and nine TDs while playing on nine games due to injury last season. Among three signed receivers was Jermaine Antoine from Loreauville, La., who was tabbed the best all-around athlete at the 2012 U.S. Army National combine. He ran for 1,399 yards and 26 TDs and had 538 yards receiving for six more scores. Cameron Echols-Luper from Au-

burn, Ala., is a receiver whose father, Curtis, is TCU’s receivers coach. The Frogs were thin at linebacker last season, and that was before the graduation of All-Big 12 linebacker Kenny Cain, their leading tackler. “One of the primary positions we felt we had to address,” Patterson said. “Like all of our linebackers, they don’t weigh a lot coming out of high school. ... We look for guys that can make plays and are explosive.” They signed three of the five-best three prep linebackers from Texas — Sammy Douglas (6-3, 195) from Arlington, Dac Shaw (6-2, 200) from Mineola and Paul Whitmill (5-11, 200) from Bastrop. Shaw, also a running back who accounted for 54 touchdowns the last two seasons, had one game as a senior when he rushed for 319 yards and five touchdowns and had 12 tackles.

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“We knew getting into it late, we better get the guys that could come in and play right away.” Kingsbury has been hard at work in the recruiting process and said he feels he knows the recruits better than he knows current players. Although Kingsbury will be credited with the 2013 signings, Kingsbury said his assistant coaches on staff also deserve credit, as they played a big hand in the recruiting process immediately after being hired. “I cannot commend our staff enough for the effort they have put in

and the way they hustled and found guys, and our coaching staff really did an outstanding job of locating the players we needed and getting that done,” he said. Despite Wednesday labeled as national signing day, Kingsbury said there is still more recruiting to be done. “Our defensive coaches are still on a couple guys,” he said. “But we will see how it plays out.” The Red Raiders will look to have all their players on the same page by opening day, which kicks off Saturday, Aug. 31, in Dallas against SMU. “I think it is a hungry team, and I am excited to really start working,” Kingsbury said. “I think they know the direction we want this program to go.” ➤➤msuniga@dailytoreador.com

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TYPING

Quaint 1-person studio apt. Near Tech/Lowes/J&B. $350 all bills pd. 797-5535/leave message. SOUTH PLAINS Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a part-time IT Technician. This position will help our IT department by installing software, solving hardware and software problems and providing desktop IT support. Prefer applicant to be pursuing a degree in computer science or MIS. Must pass a background check and a drug screen. Applicants may apply online at www.spec.coop EOE

TUTORS

VIOLIN, VIOLA & PIANO Lessons. All ages. (806)319-2795

HELP WANTED

50TH STREET CABOOSE

Hiring - Servers, Bartenders, Hosts. Wednesday college night. $12 buckets, $3 You-call-it, free pong tournament, cash prizes, 1/2 price appetizers 3-6pm Monday-Friday. 5027 50th Street 796-2240 AFTERSCHOOL CHILDCARE needed asap. Please call 940-256-2200 for more information.

BIKINI SPORTS BAR AND GRILL

Servers, bartenders and hostesses. Flexible schedules and great pay. Apply in person at 8222 University Ave. CAGLE STEAKS is now accepting applications for servers. Apply in person Monday-Friday. Located 4 1/2 miles west of the loop on 4th st.

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UNFURNISHED

Hiring bartenders, cocktail servers & doormen. Free Texas Hold’em Thursday/Sunday 7PM & 9PM cash prizes. $12 Buckets. 56th Ave. Q. 744-0183.

P/T CASHIER Receptionist needed for local RV dealership. 2 shifts M-F 8am-1pm & 1pm - 6pm. Please come by 320 N.Loop 289 to fill out application. No phone calls please.

1807 77TH - 3/2/2 New paint & flooring, fireplace, central H&A. Must see! $995 Castle Property Management 783-3040

COPPER CABOOSE

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS: customer service, production, delivery driver positions available Feb. 915. Apply 8215 University Ave. EYE DOCTORS office, across from TTU. Perfect Part-time Job. 20 hrs/wk. Apply in Person. 3415 19th Street. KID’S KINGDOM is now hiring for the 2013 Spring and Summer Semesters. If you have experience working with groups of children and can work Monday-Friday from 2pm to 6:15pm please apply. We are also hiring for full and part time positions for summer camp, Caprock Excursions! Please see our web page for more information: kidskingdomlubbock.com. You may email us your application or apply in person at 5320 50th, inside St. Matthew’s UMC.

SEEKING INDIVIDUALS to help install school furniture. This is a 2wk job spanning from February 18March 1. Must have transportation. First week $12/hr and 2nd week $15/hr. Please call Lee @ 8062245825

STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM

Paid survey takers needed in Lubbock. 100% free to join. Click on Surveys. TEMPORARY POSITION available for home daycare, open until May. Working with children, cleaning and some office work. 791-4691.

FURNISHED

1812-79TH Place - 3/2/2 New paint & Carpet, fireplace, large fenced yard. Must see! $995 Castle Property Management 783-3040 1904 MAIN St. Possible 4br/1bath, within walking distance to Tech. Rent $1095.00 Call 806-368-8413 Large 1Br/1Bath Apts. 124 Temple. Appliances provided, Private Patio. $650.00 Call 806-368-8413

2 & 3 BEDROOM HOUSES

Close to Tech. Hardwood floors. Fenced yard. Washer/dryer included. 789-6001. 2319 21ST - 3BR/1&1/2BA Central H&A, W/D Connection. New paint & flooring! $850 Castle Property Management 783-3040 3318 32ND- Tech Terrace 3BR/2BA Central H&A, W/D Connection, Large Fenced Yard! $995 Castle Property Management. 783-3040

LITTLE GUYS MOVERS seeking full/part time employees. 4711 W. Loop 289. Apply in person.

$495 BILLS Paid. Efficiency. 1808 Ave W. Nice, Quiet, Clean. 1 person. No pets. Available December 1. 806-765-7182.

MOWING YARDS spring and summer. Call James 745-1614

3 BED 3 bath at University Trails contact agonze525@gmail.com

3515 37TH - 3/2/1 Central H&A, large kitchen, W/D connection, fenced yard! $995 Castle Property Management 783-3040

MR. AQUARIUM accepting applications. All positions. 2523 34th.

GATEWAY APARTMENTS sublease through August, can extend $525/per month. First month free, gated property, common area with pool. 832-3925545.

5244 95TH - 3/2/2 Fireplace, central H&A, W/D connection, great neighborhood! $1095 Castle Property Management 783-3040

NEED LIVE in for 81 year old father. NO personal care required. Free room and board plus monthly salary. Call Paula at 535-2114. NOW HIRING all positions. The Egg and I. Located at 1910 Quaker Avenue Suite 100. Apply in person NOW HIRING at Meadowbrook Golfcourse. Food & beverage staff, outside staff, pro shop staff. Please Call 7656679.

UNFURNISHED

6133B 72ND Place - NEW Duplex in great neighborhood! 3/2/2 Fireplace, fenced yard! $1175 Castle Property Management 783-3040

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CLOTHING/JEWELRY NEED CASH

Buying any gold/silver jewelry. Any condition. Avery and others. Varsity Jewelers 1311 University.

TEXAS TECH

Officially licensed rings. Men’s from $845. Women’s from $495. Varsity Jewelers. 1311 University.

MISCELLANEOUS

SUPER POWER memory. Revolutionary breakthrough turns your brain into super charged memory machine. Recall more information. Improve exam and board scores. www.2013megamemory.com 1-800-530-9661

ROOMMATES LOOKING FOR a roomate to live in a 2 bedroom 2 bath house in Tech Terrace on 29th st, great location! Pets allowed, 713-628-5227

SERVICES

$5,500-$10,000 PAID. EGG DONORS for up to 6 donations. All races. N/Smokers, ages 18-27, SAT>1100/ACT>24/GPA>3.0 Reply to: info@eggdonorcenter.com if qualified.

AFFORDABLE MOVING

$1800. LARGE Spanish Colonial. 4/2/2. Near Tech 2201 16th. Short Term Lease and Roommates considered. No Pets. 806.765.7182.

Close to Tech. Washer/dryer included. Hardwood floors. 789-6001.

Quick, easy professional moving. Reasonable prices. Local or long distance. Boxes, supplies, paper, etc. Serving all Texas cities. Free estimate on the phone. 4211 34th. Call 799-4033.

1619 UNIVERSITY #4- 2BR/2BA Farmhouse Studio- Accross from TTU! All Appliances! $695 Castle Property Management. 783-3040.

NEWLY REMODELED efficiencies,1, 2 & 3 bedroom homes. Convenient to Tech. 771-1890. www.lubbockleasehomes.com.

Rates $10 and up. Free truck. 24/7 Rental station. Clean. 5839-49th 792-6464

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SERVICES

EZ DEFENSIVE DRIVING.

Free chicken fried steak included Super Cheapist :) Cell 781-2931. More Information www.LubbockClass.com.

GUITAR LESSONS

All styles/levels by internationally acclaimed guitarist. Study with the Best! 806-747-6108. WWW.SUSANGRISANTI.COM

LEARN TO FLY

HUB CITY AVIATION offers personalized flight training at all levels, including beginners. Aircraft rentals also available. Visit www.hubcityaviation.com or call 806-687-1070.

MATTRESS SALE

Mattress, Furniture. Huge discounts. 5127 34th Street (34th & Slide). 785-7253.

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