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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013 VOLUME 88 ■ ISSUE 7
McCain plays on iPhone during hearing WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes senators need a diversion from even the weightiest of topics. For Sen. John McCain during Tuesday’s hearing on Syria, it was a game on his iPhone. The Washington Post posted a picture taken during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing and reported that it shows the Arizona Republican playing poker on his phone. Only his hands and iPhone were visible. Shortly afterward, McCain came clean in a sarcastic tweet posted on his Twitter account that began with the word, “Scandal!” McCain wrote that he’d been caught playing on his phone during a hearing that, he quickly pointed out, exceeded three hours. The senator added, “Worst of all, I lost!”
Whooping cough cases climb in Texas DALLAS (AP) — The number of people sick with whooping cough in Texas is on track to reach the highest level in more than 50 years, state health officials said Tuesday. “It’s a big concern, particularly because of the impact it can have on young children,” said Chris Van Deusen, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services. Two infants — both too young to be vaccinated — have died from whooping cough this year in Texas. Six people in the state died from the illness last year. The state health department is urging people to get vaccinated against the highly contagious bacterial infection that causes a severe cough. There have been almost 2,000 cases reported so far this year, with the annual total likely to surpass the recent high of 3,358 cases in 2009. Whooping cough, or pertussis, often begins with cold-like symptoms and a mild cough. After a week or so, a severe cough can develop that lasts for several weeks.
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The first 2013 case of West Nile virus in Lubbock County was confirmed Tuesday by the city of Lubbock Health Department. According to a news release by public health coordinator Beckie Brawley, the health department recommends taking steps to prevent infection and to protect homes from the mosquito-borne virus. According to the release, people should avoid being outside near dawn and dusk and wear protective clothing, such as long pants and sleeves. Additionally, people should
Summer brings changes for gayrights movement Russia, Supreme Court make gay law decisions By MIKAEL GONZALES Staff Writer
The summer months brought not only high temperatures in the forecasts, but also in the courtrooms for many gay activists. The Gay-Rights Movement experienced many changes this summer including the Boy Scouts of America allowing gay scouts, the Supreme Court striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal recognition of gay marriage, and most recently, Russia passing an anti-gay law that has caused backlash from many people including celebrities. The law Russia passed prohibits any promotion of gay rights in public. According to an Associated Press article, the law imposes fines of up to $31,000 for providing information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors, hosting gay pride events, speaking in defense of gay rights and equating gay and heterosexual relationships. Russian officials stated they will enforce the anti-gay law during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, according to the article. Many athletes and stars, including Lady Gaga, have given their opinions on Russia’s decision through social media. In August, Gaga released a statement on Twitter. “The Russian government is criminal. Oppression will be met with revolution. Russian LGBTs you are not alone. We will fight for your freedom,” Gaga tweeted. Others, such as actor Wentworth Miller, have expressed their opinions in different ways. Miller recently denied participation in a Russian film festival because he disagreed with the country’s standpoint, according to the AP article. Miller responded to his invitation with a letter to the festival’s organizers that he was troubled by Russian officials’ attitude toward the gay rights of their citizens. Athletes competing in the games have mostly kept silent on the matter, but a few statements were made by Zach Parisi, David Backes and U.S. hockey official Brian Burke who expressed disappointment in Russia’s new law. In June, a Russian court decision came to a conclusion as the Supreme Court decided parts of DOMA were unconstitutional and allowed for federal recognition of gay marriage. This decision, while allowing federal recognition of gay marriage, allows state governments to continue to deny gay couples recognition if they so choose. According to a New York Times article, Justice Anthony Kennedy said it was important for DOMA to fail in order for same-sex couples to have the same dignity other couples have in the nation. RIGHTS continued on Page 2 ➤➤ ADVERTISING: 806-742-3384
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17 cases, according to the website. Two forms of West Nile virus exist: West Nile neuroinvasive disease, which is more severe, and West Nile Fever, the less-severe form of the disease, according to the DSHS website. In Lubbock County, only a case of fever has been reported and confirmed, according to the release. West Nile fever symptoms include head and body aches, nausea, swollen lymph nodes and skin rashes, according to the re-
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Charitable Campaign Texas Tech hosts SECC kickoff By CARSON WILSON Staff Writer
Texas Tech hosted the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign kickoff from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday at the West Club Level of Jones AT&T Stadium. David Abercia, who manages the SECC for the Tech System administration and university, said the importance of the kickoff was to raise awareness for this year’s SECC campaign. The official campaign typically runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 annually, according to the Texas SECC website. “We like to do this right after Labor Day to raise awareness and get people to fill out their pledge forms and make their pledge early,” Abercia said, “and try to get everything done as possible before our short window closes.” In 1993, the Texas Legislature passed a law that requires state agencies, including public higher-education institutions, to run a state employee charitable campaign, according to the Tech SECC website.
Each fall, Tech employees learn about the charities in the SECC and choose which ones they would like to help, according to the website. The next step is to fill out a pledge form to indicate how much the employee would like to donate to which group. According to the website, employees can make a one-time gift by cash or check. Another option is to deduct the donation from each paycheck beginning Jan. 1. The first SECC campaign was in 1994 and Tech has run one every year, Abercia said. The first campaign raised $2,027,751, and 18 years later, the campaign exceeded $9.49 million in 2012, according to the website. Last year, the Tech family, which includes Tech, the Health Sciences Center and the System administration, raised more than $752,000, Abercia said. Lubbock is part of the greater West Texas area, which includes Abilene, Midland and Odessa. Between those areas, we raised more than $820,000 was raised. SECC continued on Page 2 ➤➤
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TEXAS TECH EMPLOYEES speak with representatives from the Morris Safe House Foundation at the annual kickoff for the State Employee Charitable Campaign on Tuesday in the West Club Level of Jones AT&T Stadium. Attendees had a chance to meet with more than 30 agencies.
United Way announces $5 million goal By CARSON WILSON Staff Writer
Lubbock United Way announced its highest goal since its creation, with the 2013 goal totaling $5,653,434. United Way hosted its annual campaign kickoff luncheon at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall on Thursday. There were more than 750 volunteers and supporters in attendance, according to a news release. The keynote speaker was Texas Tech alumnus and international attorney, Mark Lanier. The 2013 campaign chairman, Brad Moran, announced this year’s campaign goal would be $5,653,434, according to the release. “This is the largest goal that has ever been set by United Way,” he said in the release, “but I have no doubt that we can and will achieve it.” According to the United Way website, its vision is to
help individuals and families achieve their potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Money raised during the campaign is reinvested in the Lubbock area through United Way’s 23 Community Partners, according to the release. These partners address issues facing the Lubbock community, such as early childhood learning, adult illiteracy and disaster relief. Real Estate division chairwoman, Debora Perez-Ruiz, said area relators kicked off their campaign early and raised $31,924. Eleven local businesses also ran their campaigns before the beginning of the campaign. The total of the Real Estate division and the 11 local businesses came out to a combined total of $1,103,671, which represents 19.5 percent of the overall campaign goal, according to the release. A midcampaign report meeting will take place Oct. 17, according to the release. The campaign will end with a report meeting Dec. 3. Both events will take place in the civic center banquet hall. ➤➤email@example.com
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POLICE BLOTTER Officers investigate suspicious odors in residence halls Friday 9:49 a.m. — A Texas Tech officer investigated a traffic accident, with minor injuries, that occurred in the 2500 block of 15th St. A vehicle struck a bicycle. Emergency Medical Services transported the cyclist to University Medical Center. 10:21 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated tampering with governmental records, which occurred at West Hall. A nonstudent gave an altered transcript to another university and represented it as the original. 11:38 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft, which occurred at Holden Hall. A secured Mongoose bicycle was taken. 2:33 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident, without injuries, which occurred in the 2700 block of 7th St. 4:16 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft, which occurred near the north entrance of the Leisure Pool. An unsecured white iPhone was taken. Saturday 2:35 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for driving while intoxicated, which occurred in the 2500 block of 17th St. The nonstudent was transported to Lubbock County Jail. Lubbock Wrecker Service impounded the nonstudent’s vehicle. 9:00 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated a traffic accident, without injuries, which occurred in the 2500
block of 15th St. 1:31 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for driving while license invalid and possession of a controlled substance (Hydrocodone), following a traffic stop in the 700 block of Akron Ave. The nonstudent was transported to Lubbock County Jail. Lubbock Wrecker Service impounded the vehicle. Sunday 1:57 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for driving while intoxicated with a child younger than 15 years old and driving while license invalid, which occurred in the 3300 block of Second Place. The nonstudent was transported to Lubbock County Jail. Lubbock Wrecker Service impounded the nonstudent’s vehicle. The child passenger was released to a family member. 2:58 a.m. — A Tech officer investigated an assault, which occurred on the second floor of Gates Residence Hall. An unknown male shoved a male student. The student did not wish to file criminal charges. A student who lived in the room where the assault occurred was issued a Lubbock County citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor. The student signed the citation and was released. 5:19 p.m. — A Tech officer issued a student a Lubbock County citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, following an investigation into a suspicious odor at Coleman Residence Hall.
9:18 p.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for driving while license invalid, following a traffic stop in the 300 block of Indiana Ave. The nonstudent was transported to Lubbock County Jail. The vehicle was released to a responsible person. 9:44 p.m. — A Tech officer detained two students following a report of a suspicious odor at Murdough Residence Hall. One of the students was issued a Lubbock County citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and was released. The other student was issued a Lubbock County citation for consumption of alcohol by a minor and was released. Monday 12:12 p.m. — A Tech officer investigated a theft, which occurred at Bledsoe Residence Hall. Several unattended clothing items were taken. 9:29 p.m. — A Tech officer issued a student a Lubbock County citation for possession of alcohol by a minor following a welfare check, which occurred in the Z4P parking lot. Tuesday 1:15 a.m. — A Tech officer arrested a nonstudent for public intoxication following a welfare check in the C2 parking lot. The nonstudent was seen falling on the ground in the intersection of Marsha Sharp and University Avenue while exiting a vehicle. The nonstudent was transported to Lubbock County Jail. Information provided by B.J. Watson of the Texas Tech Police Department.
“Boy Scouts foolishly allowed ourselves to be trapped into a divisive conversation by a small activist group whose agenda is the destruction of Boy Scouts,” he said in the statement. “This group said they are concerned about the kids, but their own surveys and statistics shows that that was a lie. The majority of Scouters and Scouts wanted Boy Scouts left alone.” Scarborough said he believes the statistics show most members of the organization wanted the Scouts to keep the policy of banning gay scouts, and the decision to allow gay scouts membership will ultimately drive away many members in January, which is when the policy goes into effect. On the other end of the spectrum, many supporters of the decision to allow gay scouts in the
organization believe the decision will promote tolerance in the nation. The Boy Scouts of America released a statement on their website stating their reason behind the policy allowing homosexual scouts in the organization. “While people have different opinions about this policy, we can all agree that kids are better off when they are in Scouting,” the Boy Scouts statement read. “Going forward, our Scouting family will continue to focus on reaching and serving youth in order to help them grow into good, strong citizens.” When the policy allowing gay scouts becomes active, Scarborough said his family will leave the Scouts in an honorable and godly way.
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Later in the article, Justice Antonin Scalia defends his decision to have a dissenting opinion on the case, saying that overturning DOMA will create havoc in local courts in states that do not recognize same-sex marriage. In May, the Boy Scouts of America decided to allow gay scouts to be in the organization. One person who believes sexuality should be left out of the Scouts is Scott Scarborough. Scarborough, the organizer of the Lubbock rally to keep homosexuality out of the Scouts, released a statement in June expressing his disappointment of the Boy Scouts of America.
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Thirty agencies that benefit from the donations made to the SECC were in attendance at the kickoff. Sandy Wilder, who represented Global Impact, was not only there to inform Tech employees about her agency, but also to express her ap-
preciation. “I’m here to spread the word and to also say thank you,” Wilder said, “because the campaign here in the Lubbock area is a really good campaign for Global Impact and for our member charities.” In the 2012 state employee charitable campaign, Global Impact charities were able to raise $26,000, Wilder said. “That’s a lot of money making a
huge difference for close to 400 million people internationally,” she said. President M. Duane Nellis also was in attendance and spoke at the kickoff. Nellis showed his appreciation for last year’s campaign and encouraged others to give back to the public. “This is about what we give back to this wonderful community that benefits us all,” Nellis said. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Boehner’s aboard: Obama gains Syria-strike support WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while administration officials agreed to explicitly rule out the use of U.S. combat troops in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack. “You’re probably going to win” Congress’ backing, Rand Paul of
Kentucky, a conservative senator and likely opponent of the measure, conceded in a late-afternoon exchange with Secretary of State John Kerry. The leader of House Republicans, Boehner emerged from a meeting at the White House and said the United States has “enemies around the world that need to understand that we’re not going to tolerate this type of behavior. We also have allies
around the world and allies in the region who also need to know that America will be there and stand up when it’s necessary.” Boehner spoke as lawmakers in both parties called for changes in the president’s requested legislation, rewriting it to restrict the type and duration of any military action that would be authorized, possibly including a ban on U.S. combat forces on the ground.
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Generations respond to twerking craze By ASHLYN TUBBS Staff Writer
One of the latest trends also is considered a controversy. Made viral by YouTube videos, social media apps such as Vine, and celebrities, this craze has made lead headlines at CNN and news outlets worldwide. It also has created a new vocabulary word. Known as “twerking,” this popular dance move is defined in Britain’s Oxford Dictionary as a “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance,” and it is generating different viewpoints among many generations of people. “I don’t think there’s any tasteful way to do twerking,” said Hannah English, a freshman exercise and sport sciences major from Austin, “but if you’re good at it then sometimes it’s OK.” Twerking became viral in particular last week, when celebrity Miley Cyrus performed the dance move onstage with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, scantily clothed in a nude-colored latex bikini. “I was like, embarrassed for her,” said Campbell Robertson, a freshman agricultural communications major from Flower Mound. “I wanted to run up there and wrap clothes around her body. I’m a pretty modest person, so I was shocked.” Robertson is not the only one who immediately reacted to Cyrus’ performance, though. According to a NBC News article, Cyrus’ performance received 306,100 tweets per minute with a total of 4.5 million mentions. “If nothing else, she’s getting attention for it,” said Ann Rodriguez, a journalism and public relations professor, “and yes, it’s a lot of negative attention, but if you believe the old saying, ‘There’s no such thing as bad PR’, she’s got her name back out there.” Yesterday, Cyrus released a comment for the first time about her
VMA twerking performance in a CNN article. “You are thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it,” she said in the article. “I didn’t even think about it when I did it because that’s just me.” Not all celebrities are promoting this dancing style, though. Harry Styles, a 19-year-old member of the band One Direction, said in an US Weekly Magazine article that twerking is inappropriate and promotes promiscuity. Among the Texas Tech campus, some people agree with Styles’ point of view, but others agree with Cyrus’ opinion that the dance is not a big deal. Thomas Peacock, a freshman business major from Spring, said he has no problem with twerking. Called the “best male-twerker on campus” by his friends, he said he has actually won two separate dance competitions for his twerking: once at Red Raider Orientation and the other at a hockey game. “I like to twerk anywhere were people can admire my skills, honestly,” he said. Philip Arabome, a sophomore journalism major from Long Beach, Calif., said he thinks twerking is entertaining when it is done by girls who cannot dance, but that he, personally, would never do the dance move. “Guys typically don’t do it,” he said, “unless maybe if they’re intoxicated.” Bianca Brown, a freshman biology major from Killeen, is very familiar with the term twerking, which she said she first heard two years ago. She said she does the dance with her friends. “We do a little bit of everything,” Brown said. “We hang out and twerk, or we exercise and twerk at the hiphop dance class.” However, Rodriguez only became familiar with the dance about a month-and-a-half ago from her daughters, who learned from music videos. “It’s a little disturbing to see my 11-and 12-year-olds dancing like that,
but one – they’re not very good at it, and two – it’s the old saying, ‘Kids these days’,” she said. “I wouldn’t do it, but I don’t see the big deal with them doing it.” Roger Saathoff, an associate professor in the College of Media and Communication, said he had never heard of twerking before Cyrus’ VMA performance. “At first, I thought they were doing a play on words,” he said, “of working, somehow.” He searched for the term online, viewed a YouTube video about the dance and said he saw unbelievable things. “There are generational differences that would apply there,” Saathoff said. “Yes, it was different, and yes, I did see that.” Saathoff’s opinion of twerking comes from two different perspectives: as a professor and as a father. He said he is leaning toward a conservative viewpoint, though. “It’s maybe not even the most attractive way to present yourself, or the most attractive thing to do,” he said. “But it seems to be popular within the culture.” Rodriguez believes differently, however. She said twerking does not really shock or bother her at all. “I mean, why not let kids be kids and why not let kids have their own way of communicating?” she said, “It’s a style. When we’re dancing, we’re communicating something. Maybe it’s just that we’re having fun, sometimes it’s sexual, but it doesn’t have to be.” Twerking becomes sexual depending on the context and how the person dancing is clothed, Rodriguez said, such as Cyrus’ style at the VMAs. “It was so sexual the way she did it at the VMAs, and it was maybe a little inappropriate,” she said. “And she’s an adult and she can do what she wants to, but it made people uncomfortable. If you looked at people in the audience, there were some people who looked like ‘When is this going to end?’” As for Bill Dean, executive
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STUDENTS JOIN HIP hop dance instructor Haley Hanson, a junior business major from Midlothian, on stage on Tuesday in the Robert H. Ewalt Student Recreation Center.
director of the Tech Alumni Association and an associate professor in the College of Media and Communication, he said twerking does not look like unfamiliar choreography to him. “College students have been shaking their bottoms forever,” he said. “I don’t see anything new with that.” When he attended college in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Dean said the dancing trends he participated in also were controversial. “We did the twist and our parents thought it was just awful,” he said. “But, it’s just a way of expressing yourself, I guess.” Dances that were popular when Saathoff attended college in the 1970s had names such as the British invasion, the Freddy, the pony and the locomotion. He said he remembers the controversial dance that alarmed parents of that decade as “the alligator.” “They were not as energetic as what twerking seems to be, and there were not as many moves or as fast or anything like that,” he said, “but there
CBS, Time Warner deal ends NY, LA, Dallas blackout NEW YORK (AP) — A monthlong standoff that prevented millions of viewers from watching hit shows like “Under the Dome” and “NCIS” — and threatened to interfere with the start of football season — ended Monday after Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. resolved a programming dispute. The deal covers more than 3 million homes in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles that hadn’t been able to receive programming from CBS or CBSowned channels since Aug. 2. Broadcasting resumed Monday evening on the East Coast. The companies had been fighting over how much Time Warner Cable Inc. would pay for programming on CBS and other channels, including Showtime
Networks, CBS Sports Network and the Smithsonian channel. Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The agreement includes retransmission fees the cable operator pays to CBS per subscriber, which had been a sticking point. The disagreement came at a touchy time for networks and cable companies as more and more Americans are turning to alternative ways to watch TV, including online or on Internetconnected TVs. Added pressure was on the two companies to reach an agreement with CBS holding deals to broadcast NFL and Southeastern Conference football, as well as the start of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. The blackout affected about
1.1 million of New York’s 7.4 million television households that get CBS. An estimated 1.3 million of 5.6 million households in Los Angeles were blacked out, along with 400,000 of Dallas’ 2.6 million TV homes, CBS said. Those are three of the nation’s five most populous television markets. CBS estimated the blackout cut the network’s national viewership by about 1 percent. The talks were being closely watched beyond these companies and their customers because of the idea that a retransmission agreement would set a precedent for future negotiations between networks and cable or satellite companies. Another point of contention was the cable operator’s access to CBS material for
on-demand or mobile device viewing. “While we certainly didn’t get everything we wanted, ultimately we ended up in a much better place than when we started,” Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said in a statement. Mignon L. Clyburn, acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, issued a statement saying she was “pleased CBS and Time Warner Cable have resolved their retransmission consent negotiations, which for too long have deprived millions of consumers of access to CBS programming.” In the end, she added, media companies should “accept shared responsibility” for putting their audiences’ interests above other interests.
were different steps.” Rodriguez remembers attending discos as a teenager in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and said she is sure her parents felt alarmed at the unfamiliar style of dancing as well. “It wasn’t near the same as the dancing they did,” she said. “The movie ‘Dirty Dancing’ came out and everyone was doing that and grinding and beginning to do that kind of stuff.” Although CNN caused controversy by covering Cyrus’ twerking performance as a leading headline in
world news, Rodriguez said it did not surprise her. “There’s so many people who are interested,” she said. “People want to hear it and there’s an audience for it because that’s what people are talking about as a nation.” As more news outlets cover twerking as newsworthy topics, Saathoff said it is conveying a difference between generations. “It doesn’t mean it is right or wrong,” he said. “It’s different. And different is OK.” ➤➤email@example.com
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Popular vision of masculinity changed, distorted Jakob Reynolds gent, nerdy or otherwise “nice-guy” types whose only hope is to rely on their stability and dependability to win women over after the alphas have had their fun. Of course, this incredibly sexist and intellectually flawed concept is nothing new. Virtually every guy in the U.S. who has been in a high school locker room has heard this discussion. From what I’ve seen, men’s rights websites try to explain a decline in masculinity and portray their concept of betas as products of the growing matriarchal society brought about by the feminist agenda. However ridiculous as that may sound, if there is any valid point men’s rights advocates have brought to the forefront, it is that many guys of my generation and those coming after us really do not have much as far as male role
models are concerned. There are growing numbers of boys being raised by single mothers. A weakened economy means those who do have more than one parent get less time around them because the parents work longer hours. Boys who grow up in poorer communities often are initiated into gangs and become criminals because members of those groups are their only strong male role models. We do not have the benefit our fathers had of having a generation to look up to that saved the world from Nazis and imperialists. Instead, we have the media that markets its idea of men as hypermasculine, materialistic and shallow. It should come as no surprise some guys have grown frustrated with a diminishing number of
masculine men. However, what’s most unfortunate about this situation is there seems to be a number of misconceptions being spread about which qualities respectable, successful men possess, and they’re being spread to the young and impressionable guys of my generation and those after us. During my own brief time in this world and through my experience as an Eagle Scout and as a member of Phi Mu Alpha, I’ve come to a few conclusions about the two most important qualities “real” men have. One of the biggest things respectable men do is hold themselves to a certain degree of accountability for their actions. Maintaining one’s integrity and holding oneself to a set of standards in one’s decision making allows a man to lead his life with conviction while instilling
Personal integrity is an important characteristic of manliness an increasing number of men seem to be lacking.
uring the summer, I really got into StumbleUpon, which allows me to search for things I’m vaguely interested in without doing any actual thinking on my part — which is really unlike me, but summer is for kicking back. It’s amazing what you can find on StumbleUpon after choosing what interests you. One of these choices is called “Men’s Issues,” which mostly consists of style guides, pin-ups and cool gadgets most guys my age can’t afford. Every now and again, I’ll stumble upon (no pun intended) a blog dedicated to “Men’s Rights” or an opinion article either decrying feminism or the feminization of Western society, or attempting to push the writer’s idea of manliness onto the male readers. The concepts of what it means to be manly usually involve lists of traits possessed by an alpha male, such as physical prowess, risk taking and otherwise jockish behavior. The vision of the glorious alpha male usually is accompanied by some reference to less-desirable characteristics of beta males, who are commonly described as providers, nonconfrontational, intelli-
confidence in himself and those he interacts with. This requires a certain degree of original thought on what one believes, be it in a religious moral system or simply a self-established ethical code to live by, which is not always easy but, nonetheless, rewarding. Too many men in today’s society compromise themselves on a regular basis to secure short-term gains. Politicians sacrifice their personal convictions or their oaths to serve the interests of constituents for corporate money. Students cheat on exams to get a favorable grade without actually learning the material. This means they will advance into a career for which they will ultimately not be prepared. Personal integrity is an important characteristic of manliness an increasing number of men seem to be lacking. The other crucial characteristic I was taught men should have, yet is coming in increasingly short supply in today’s society, is respect. Respecting others doesn’t simply involve being polite, such as opening doors for women because mom taught you to, or refraining from
berating those who don’t agree with you in conversation. The mark of a mature man is his ability to respect others’ time and goals by fulfilling his obligations to them because they depend on him. It is his ability to respect others’ beliefs because he is confident and secure in his own. It is his ability to respect the boundaries of others by exercising self-control because he recognizes his words and actions impact the lives of others in profound ways. An innumerable amount of problems our country has faced in recent years in foreign policy and at home could be solved if we showed respect for others in these ways. Manliness is not being arrogant and acting out in the hopes of being noticed by others, nor is it being subservient and dependent on one’s ability to please other people. Instead, what our society should strive to teach men and boys is to respect themselves by living with conviction and integrity and showing that same respect to others. Reynolds is a senior music major from Lubbock. ➤➤ firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal interactions important for shaping society’s future Mollie Johnson But since I don’t know them, their discomfort in a stranger smiling at them does not offend me. I think our age group as a whole is becoming very impersonal and anti-social in some ways, and I believe this is going to greatly change the world in which we live. Change can be a good thing, but in this case I believe this avoidance of face-to-face interaction may become a problem for our futures. In just a few short years, our
generation will run the show. What job we end up pursuing is irrelevant. Whether someone is a doctor or garbage collector, each is helping society function at equal levels. Try and imagine life with no doctors or garbage collectors. Neither presents pretty imagery. To p u t i t plainly, we are extremely important, but it just isn’t our time to shine right now. This means what we think, the skills we have and what we do with them are of grave importance. That is
what scares me. I understand that now we feel young and somewhat unimportant, so it’s sometimes hard to clearly see ahead to when our skills are going to matter. However, college is the time to acquire these skills, and the ability to engage in interpersonal relations is a vital one. When we are the shining stars of the world, we have to be able to interact with others—even others we might not know—to accomplish tasks and keep society functioning.
Our age group as a whole is becoming very impersonal and anti-social in some ways.
s I’m walking across campus, I sometimes see people and smile at them. They immediately gaze down at their shoes, stare into their phone or look the other direction. As a student who walks this lovely campus on a regular basis, I’ve noticed this is not an uncommon trend these days. Smiling at people as I go is just a habit I’ve gotten into. After the first time I came across someone who thought the ground must be more interesting than whoever was around, I habitually kept smiling at people and noticed when others responded quite awkwardly. I’m not writing about this as a pity party or to rant about people’s lack of courteousness. If I knew these people personally, it would hurt.
If we as a culture have to stare down at our phone to look for people who aren’t there when someone smiles at us, how are we going to lead one day? I don’t think it’s good for people to never be in the real world around people who you can’t turn off when you’re tired of them. In the real world, people and situations can’t be turned off. If one avoids it, the people and situations will be waiting for you again later, and time and efficiency will be wasted in the denial of the issue’s existence. It’s good for your brain to work all the way through these small interactions now because even though they may be silly or petty interactions, one is learning how to conduct and present oneself to the world.
Ironically, I was walking around campus one evening putting this column together in my head, and a car full of people drove by. I smiled like I always do, and one of the guys in the backseat leaned his head out the window and said they were going out to eat and asked if I wanted to come. That is definitely a step above normal and more unusual than simply smiling back. The gesture restored a little of my faith in humanity and our generation. There are people out there who can express themselves, and we will have some societal leaders in the future. I challenge you to be one of them. Johnson is a senior nutrition major from McKinney. ➤➤ email@example.com
French pension trouble warning for US Federal student loans caught in middle By MARSHALL BORNEMANN The eagle (ameriCan U.)
AU students must recognize that the U.S. cannot continue to push the limits of platinum union packages. France is a caricature of America’s struggle to rein in finances critical to healing a recovering economy. France’s parliament is once more moving to make the private sector pay up, which does not sound too different from U.S. Congress. If a U.S. politician guaranteed perks while raising taxes, chances are that the public would slaughter him or her at the polls. In Europe, the playbook is different: perks – particularly the benefits of France’s pension system – are handed away while seldom confronting the issue of debt or deficits. President François Hollande is once again in the middle of a rightistleftist conflict concerning the underfunding of France’s retirement system. The New York Times gathered the current number at $12 billion dollars. This is unarguably a fraction
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of American debt, over which labor unions do not shed a tear. Jean –Paul Fitoussi, an economics professor at the Institut d’Études Politiques, highlights the government’s attempt at sidelining the issue. Fitoussi believes alterations will not really upset anyone. Like most government programs, the private sector pays a certain amount in taxes to maintain them. Tax increases will typically be the primary incubator behind the program, but will be too small to shock the private sector for the time being. The left is retaliating because the mandate that public sector employees contribute, for the first time, creates penalties in order to receive the full package. “Everything is being done in homeopathic doses,” asserts Fitoussi in a New York Times article. Given how little current plans for reform deviate from past plans, his observation carries credence. The proposal has yet to reach the liberal parliament, and supporters may brainstorm additional checks
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and financial aid. For one, public schools are steadily losing state funding and turning more and more to their students to cover the burdens. In 2011, The New York Times reported that for the first time American public universities were receiving more money from student tuition than from state funding. In years previous, I suppose the public was willing to support higher education with taxes on the belief that everyone benefited from living in a society with educated citizens. But, as state budgets become more constrained every year, universities are often one of the first to tighten their belts. The aforementioned NPR report said while public universities are raising tuition costs faster than private ones, the dramatic cost increases are still affecting the whole of American higher education, so state funding clearly isn’t the only explanation. A huge chunk of the blame lies with our student loan system. Most of the people reading this column are probably using federal student loans, government-backed loans that can be borrowed fairly easily. If a university knows that its students want their degrees desperately enough – both for career prospects and social expectations – and it knows that its students have access to huge amounts of cheap money, what incentive does the university have to keep tuition low? Ordinarily, one might expect competition among schools to keep their costs down just because of a simple supply-and-demand curve, but readily available student loans seem to have skewed the demand side. In other words there is a market, but I wouldn’t call it a free market. I always hate hearing proposals to increase the borrowing limit instead of con-
trolling costs or reducing student loan interest rates or anything else that might actually address the problem. On one hand, if post-secondary education were left more to private enterprise, universities would have tremendous incentive to cut costs if they were desperately worrying about losing students who can’t pay their tuition. Even aside from the benefits of competition, one can imagine how much cheaper K-State might be if it couldn’t count on students to easily come up with $15,000 for tuition and board every year. On the other hand, the government solution would also be an improvement over the present. Though Americans tend to have a knee-jerk reaction against anything that costs tax money, we wouldn’t see students tens of thousands of dollars in debt from a well-funded public university system that can’t take advantage of a skewed market to raise tuition faster than inflation. Even giving the government a price negotiation power or a cap on tuition increases could ease our burden. A public university system could coexist with private universities competing in a free market – i.e., a very different market than the one we know – and perhaps that would offer us the best of both worlds. We’re used to solving problems with compromises but, as we learned with the case of slavery, meeting in the middle doesn’t always guarantee the most effective solution. Federal student loans are a curious and problematic coupling of both private and public solutions to schooling. Government backing of loans that still end up placing the burden on students gives us the worst of both worlds, a middle ground that doesn’t capture the advantages of either side.
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Country singer shares his Lubbock experiences By CHANTAL ESPINOZA La Vida Editor
Beautiful people and the enthusiasm is why Randy Rogers and his band keep coming back to Lubbock. Having a couple of bandmates who are Texas Tech alumni doesn’t hurt Lubbock’s appeal either. “They’re better looking,” Rogers said. “Lubbock has that reputation having beautiful people. “ He said he remembered nights where he and his band would hangout at the local bar Blue Light when
they were first starting out. One of his favorite memories of being in the Hub city, Rogers said, included a search for the grave of one of Lubbock’s most famous musicians. “One night, the band and I tried to find Buddy Holly’s grave,” he said. “We hopped the tour bus, and we jumped the fence — we were just scared that we were going to get arrested. That’s a good one for me.” Rogers said the highlight of his career so far was opening a concert for another Texan country star at
Reliant Stadium in Houston. “Opening for George Strait,” he said. “Anything that I’ve done with George Strait or Willie Nelson.” The Randy Rogers Band has had successful singles on the country charts, but he said he does not see the band reaching the superstar status of other country stars. However, Rogers said this was not a problem. “In Texas, you get two options, if you’re going to be in a band you’re going to have to know how to write a song and you will have to be able to back it up,” he said. “You think
Romania opens museum on dictator’s final moments TARGOVISTE, Romania (AP) — More than 20 years after Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were convicted of genocide and executed in Romania, the country opened a museum about the last two days of their lives during the country’s pro-democracy uprising. The museum is located in a military building where the trial and executions took place in Targoviste, a town 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Bucharest. Ceausescu had ruled Romania for nearly 25 years with an iron fist. Museum visitors will be able to see metal plates that he and his wife ate on, the beds where they slept, and a tiny improvised courtroom where they faced a hastily conducted trial before a
special military tribunal. The place where they were fatally shot on Christmas Day, 1989, at 2:45 p.m. also is showcased. On Tuesday, Gen. Andrei Kemenci, the former commander of the garrison located in the building, took journalists on a tour of the museum. He said Ceausescu was dissatisfied that he was only given brown bread and sweets to eat there. Kemenci also said the leader asked for a change of clothes and to borrow money to spend at a military canteen. In 1989, Romanian forces shot and killed about 1,100 people conducting anti-communist demonstrations, most of them unarmed. On Dec. 22, the Ceausescus fled Bucharest in a helicopter after they were booed by a crowd and
about Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, think about the guys that blazed the trail for all the rest of us. You got to write a song and stand on stage and sing it. You know, I think that’s what makes Texas music legit.” For Rogers, songwriting is a type of therapy and an outlet. He said the start of his songwriting began with one simple word. “Girls. When I wrote songs, I was just trying to show off,” Rogers said. “If anyone tells you otherwise they’re lying — P.S. We’re all trying
to be cool.” Caitlin Trevino, an accounting graduate student from Cypress, said his songwriting makes him stand out from other artists. Rogers’ songs about love and heartbreak really hit home to students, she said. “As a college student, this is our prime thing right now,” Trevino said. “When we listen to music, you want it to appeal to what we’re feeling.” Rogers said the band will get back to recording a new live album
in October and next year they will begin recording their next studio album. Regardless of their state and national success, the band does not plan on leaving the Texas country scene. Rogers said the band is not after anything but making records, touring and making a living doing what they love do to. “I feel like we are hardworking, good-spirited bunch of guys who want to make a living playing music,” he said. ➤➤email@example.com
hours after Defense Minister Vasile Milea apparently committed suicide. Abandoned by the helicopter pilot and most of the leader’s aides, the Ceausescus then hitchhiked and ended up in Targoviste, where they were arrested by police. On Dec. 24 provisional leaders who took over after the Ceausescus fled Bucharest decided the couple would stand trial the next day. The trial lasted just two hours during which the defendants said they did not recognize the legitimacy of the court and called former aides attending the trial “traitors.” Both were convicted and immediately executed in the building’s courtyard. The museum will open to the public later this month, with tickets costing 7 lei ($2.10).
NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial NEW YORK (AP) — In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among blacks, a federal jury has rejected a black manager’s argument that it was a term of love and endearment when he aimed it at black employee. Jurors awarded $30,000 in punitive damages Tuesday after finding last week that the manager’s four-minute rant was hostile and discriminatory, and awarding $250,000 in compensatory damages. The case against Rob Carmona and the employment agency he founded, STRIVE East Harlem, hinged on the what some see as a complex double standard surrounding the word: It’s a degrading slur when uttered by whites but can be used at times with impunity among blacks. But 38-year-old Brandi Johnson told jurors that being black didn’t make it any less hurtful when Carmona repeatedly targeted her with the slur during a March 2012 tirade about inappropriate workplace attire and unprofessional behavior. Johnson, who taped the remarks after her complaints about his verbal abuse were disregarded, said she fled to the restroom and cried for 45 minutes. “I was offended. I was hurt. I felt degraded. I felt disrespected. I was embarrassed,” Johnson testified. The jury ordered Carmona to pay $25,000 in punitive damages and STRIVE to pay $5,000. Outside court after her victory, Johnson said she was “very happy” and rejected Carmona’s claims from the witness stand Tuesday that the verdict made him realize he needs to “take stock” of how he communicates with people he is trying to help. “I come from a different time,” Carmona said hesitantly, wiping his eyes repeatedly with a cloth. “So now, now you’re sorry?” Johnson said outside court, saying she doubted his sincerity and noting Carmona had refused to apologize to her in court last week. She said he should have been sorry on March 14, 2012, “the day when he told me the N-word eight times.” Her lawyer, Marjorie M. Sharpe, said she hoped the case sent a strong message to those who “have tried to take the sting out of the N-word. ... It’s the most offensive word in the English language.” Carmona left the courthouse without immediately commenting, as did all eight jurors. In a statement, STRIVE said it was disappointed but was exploring its options, including an appeal and looking forward to the “judicial process taking its entire course.” It also cited Johnson as a “prime example of the second chances that STRIVE provides to both its participants and nonparticipants alike.” It noted that Johnson, who was never a STRIVE participant, was employed there despite a previous conviction for grand larceny that required her to pay about $100,000 in restitution. The judge barred
lawyers from telling jurors about the conviction. In closing arguments, Sharpe had said Carmona’s use of the word was intended to offend “and any evidence that defendants put forth to the contrary is simply ridiculous.” “When you use the word nigger to an African-American, no matter how many alternative definitions that you may try to substitute with the word nigger, that is no different than calling a Hispanic by the worst possible word you can call a Hispanic, calling a homosexual male the worst possible word that you can call a homosexual male,” Sharpe told jurors. But Carmona’s lawyers said the 61-year-old black man of Puerto Rican descent had a much different experience with the word. Raised by a single mother in a New York City public housing project, he became addicted to heroin in his teens and broke it with the help of drug counselors who employed tough love and tough language. Carmona went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia Univer-
sity before co-founding STRIVE in the 1980s. Now, most of STRIVE’s employees are black women, his attorney, Diane Krebs, told jurors in her opening statement. “And Mr. Carmona is himself black, as you yourselves can see,” Krebs said. In his testimony, Carmona defended his use of the word, saying he used it with Johnson to convey that she was “too emotional, wrapped up in her, at least the negative aspects of human nature.”
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Red Raider Volleyball wins home opener By DAWIT HAILE AND REX ROSE
Big 12 Conference era after defeating ACU, according to a Texas Tech news release. Tech renewed its series with ACU for the first time since 1983, winning the first of two matches during the 2013 season. Tech leads the all-time series 28-1, holding a 15-1 record with matches played in Lubbock, according to the release. Abilene Christian is in its first season at the NCAA Division-I level after joining the Southland Conference in July. The Wildcats have spent the previous 40 years as a member of the Lone Star Conference at the Division II level, according to the release. Don Flora remains undefeated at Tech in home-opening games, with his third win coming against ACU. The Red Raiders defeated Central Arkansas during Flora’s first year in 2011 and Texas Pan-American during Flora’s second season last year. Tech had not won a home opener since the 2007 season prior to his arrival at Tech, according to the release. Flora said he is pleased with the team’s chemistry so far this season. “Volleyball is the ultimate team sport,” he said. “One person can’t just take over, so you have to have that dynamic. We are very blessed. It doesn’t come easy, it’s hard work and it’s a lot of time relating to your teammates and dealing with your teammates. “It’s a really good environment right now, really good trust and a
The Red Raiders volleyball team won its home opener Tuesday night in United Spirit Arena with a 3-0 sweep against Abilene Christian. Tech completed the game with consecutive victories of 25-17, 25-17 and 25-19 sets against the Wildcats. The Red Raiders continued their dominance against non-conference opponents, with a combined record of 29-9 against out-of-league competitors under third-year coach Don Flora. Flora has not lost to a nonconference opponent at home during his two-plus seasons on the Tech sidelines. The Red Raiders posted a 14-2 record in non-conference action during Flora’s first season in 2011 and posted an 11-5 record last year, according to a news release. Flora said he feels good about the home opener, but understands the nerves that come with playing at home for the first time in the season. “As a staff, we’re pleased to get out 3-0 in the home opener,” he said. “There is always a little jitters with putting on the uniform in front of your family and friends and all those people.” This was the first of 13 matches scheduled in United Spirit Arena for the 2013 season. Tech is now 31-7 all-time in home openers since 1975. This includes a 13-5 mark during the
really good level of, ‘I want to help you because if you’re better, I’m better.’ Our individual growth and our collective growth has been fantastic this fall chemistry wise.” The win Tuesday improved Tech’s record to 4-1. This was the third consecutive year the team won its home opener in three consecutive sets, according to the release. Junior outside hitter Breeann David continued her early season success for the Red Raiders. Fresh off of earning Co-Most Valuable Player honors this weekend at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Weber State in Ogden, Utah, David led the way for the team against ACU with 17 kills in the match. The leadership that David is consistently displaying this season after earning Co-MVP honors last weekend comes as no surprise, Flora said. “Seeing Bree David just solidify into a leading role as a sixth-rotation, dominant, outside hitter, she was dominant this weekend,” he said. “You learn that about her growing up and it’s nice to see her become and upperclassman.” Flora said he is pleased with the maturation process he has seen in David. “Part of it is becoming a junior, you know. She just needed to grow up a little bit,” he said. “We put a lot of pressure on her early in her career, and she’s had a great two springs of learning, a great two seasons. So now,
you’re seeing sort of that maturation process happening, and she is becoming a very complete six-rotation outside hitter.” This performance marked the fifth straight match for David with doubledigit kills to start the season, leading the team in kills every game. David said her success is credited to the work she did in the spring after injuring her ankle last season. “You know, it was rough sitting out last season with my ankle,” she said. “I just worked really hard in the spring to come out really strong this season. I really just had that drive and I’m just pushing to do my best every game.” David said it felt good for the Red Raiders to get their first home win after playing at a competitive level. “It was really good, especially on the first home game,” she said. “You always want to get that first home win under your belt, and I think we went out there and really competed tonight.” The Red Raiders resume tournament play at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in Pullman, Wash. Tech will be participate in the Cugar Challenge hosted by Washington State. They will open the tournament against Montana and the tournament host Washington State on Friday before finishing the two-day event against South Dakota State and Eastern Washington on Saturday. ➤➤firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiple Receivers lead Tech offense By EVERETT CORDER
first half and was made by junior transfer student Jordan Davis. The touchdown catch was Davis’ first as a Red Raider. Tight end Jace Amaro said he believes Davis will be a special weapon for Tech this season, calling him the best route-runner on the team. “We were in trips on that and it was a four vertical play,” Davis said of the Red Raiders first scoring play. “I got open, Baker (Mayfield) threw a great ball to zip it in there, and somehow I got in.” Another receiver to get his first Red Raider touchdown in the game was redshirt freshman Reginald Davis. Davis scored with 2:40 left in the game, breaking several tackles to get into the end zone. “That was good to see,” Kingsbury said. “I don’t think we blocked one person on that play. He did it all by
The biggest storyline of Texas Tech’s first football game of the season was walk-on freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield’s 43 completed passes went to 11 different receivers. Four out of the five Red Raiders touchdowns scored in the game came after passing plays in the game against the Mustangs on Friday and everyone was caught by a different player. “I would’ve liked (the offense) to be a little more 50-50,” Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “But, I’ve said it all along, if we can’t run it, we’re going to throw it.” The first Tech touchdown of the game did not come until 1:01 left in the
himself. He’s still figuring out who he is, but the sky’s the limit if he’ll just buy in and work every day.” The leading receiver for Tech was senior Eric Ward. Ward caught 13 passes accounting for 150 yards, marking his eighth career game with more than 100 receiving yards. Ward said to help out Mayfield in his first collegiate game he tried to stay prepared to catch the ball any time a tough situation came up. “(Mayfield) is a great guy, a great athlete and the quarterback of the team, and I’m looking forward to working with him this year.” Ward said. Throughout the first half, one main piece of the Red Raiders’ receiving core was missing in Amaro. Amaro was forced to sit out the first half of Friday night’s game because of his ejection in
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No. 1 Alabama finds plenty to improve before playing No. 7 Texas A&M TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama center Ryan Kelly said the postgame mood in the locker room was subdued and players were upset with their performance in the season opener. Never mind that the top-ranked Crimson Tide beat Virginia Tech 3510 Saturday night. It wasn’t pristine or dominant enough, especially on offense, to satisfy the two-time defending national champions. “Obviously we’re 1-0 but we knew as a team afterward that we didn’t make them quit,” he said Tuesday night. “We felt like they walked away with a better sense that they didn’t let Alabama take control of them. I think that’s what everybody was disappointed about. We should have played a lot better.” The offense did sputter at times during the game, when two touchdowns came on special teams and one on an interception return. The
Tide likely won’t be able to afford such uneven offensive play in next week’s grudge match against Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and No. 7 Texas A&M in College Station. Alabama has an extra week to prepare to face the only team to beat the Tide last season. The circumstances are decidedly different from last season, when Alabama was fresh from a down-to-thewire win over LSU with a week to prepare for Manziel and the Aggies’ fast-paced offense. Texas A&M jumped ahead 20-0 after the first quarter en route to a 29-24 victory. Coach Nick Saban said the Tide won’t start working on Texas A&M until Thursday’s practice, giving them two extra days “which is usually the most we do on a team.” “But we have a lot of work to do as a team to be able to play the
way we’re going to need to play to have any chance of being successful when we play out there against Texas A&M,” he said. Cornerback John Fulton said Tide players have been hearing about this game “since we lost” last year’s meeting. Have they heard too much about it? “We won the national championship last year,” Fulton said, “so we’ll be all right.” The offense produced only 206 yards against the Hokies, who also had four sacks. Kelly said there were some first-game jitters among the three new starting offensive linemen. “We played hard. We didn’t always play physical at times,” Kelly said. “This week is very important, because we can get back to what an offensive line is about, and that’s being physical and making the D-line quit. I think that’s what we’re going to bring to Texas A&M.”