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Alex March Staff Writer he cold has set in, and everybody on campus is feeling the squeeze that comes with the end of the semester. This weekend, seize the opportunity to blow off some steam, catch up on your Christmas shopping and kick back to live music. Block Street businesses are organizing a “Block Street Bizarre” for Sunday. Live music will be all over Fayetteville, and Razorback basketball is playing No. 6 Syracuse Friday night in Bud Walton. The game is a white out, with the first 10,000 fans in attendance receiving a free white T-shirt. Music, sports and a local business showcase — what more could you want for the weekend?
Block Street businesses are organizing the Block Street “Bizarre” (an intentional misspelling), a holiday counterpart to the wildly popular Block Street Block Party in May. It takes place this Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Businesses all along the street will be having special sales and events for the Bizarre. Several businesses will have alternative Santas. The Grinch will be visiting Little Bread Company, and Pierre Noel, direct from France/the North Pole, will be visiting French Quarters. Other activities include free marshmallow toasting, a gumbo potluck with live music at Tables n’ Ale and make-your-own stockings at IM Spa. The Moustache will have a trunk show for local jewelry maker Lauren Embree, and Flying Possum is having a Birkenstock trunk show. Sound Warehouse plans to have a vinyl record auction, and Riffraff will offer up holiday munchies. Many other local businesses are having sales that will be hard to pass up, including: Houndstooth, F-Town Longboards, Fayetteville Underground and World Treasures. If you get too cold scooping up the incredible deals, the Himalayan Mountain Shop will have Lama Tinley’s homemade chai tea. If you stick around an extra hour until after sunset, the lights on the square are a Christmas staple in northwest Arkansas. Block Street Block Party is one of Fayetteville’s coolest events, and there is no reason to think the Christmas version won’t be every bit as fun. Fayetteville’s local businesses are what keep this town, to borrow a phrase, funky. Instead of getting angry and having to shove your way through Walmart or the mall, spend the afternoon wandering around downtown with friends. With all the
sales, the excuse that you can’t afford local products flies out the window. Sure, you can’t get a flat-screen TV at the Block Street Bizarre. The products for sale, however, represent and take pride in this special place. You can’t buy that at Best Buy. More information can be found on the Block Street Bizarre Facebook event page.
Like always, Fayetteville will be crawling with music acts. Keller Williams is playing George’s on Thursday night, and Tab Benoit is coming there on Sunday. Keller Williams has been on the jam-band circuit since his 1994 debut album “Freek.” His most well-known song is “Freeker by the Speaker,” but Williams is more than the bouncy, silly song. Williams has a 1999 collaboration album “Breathe” with String Cheese Incident, and 2007’s “Dream” is one of his better albums. Just based on the fact that he has been around the jam-band scene for nearly two decades, he must have an exciting live act.
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Tab Benoit is a Cajun blues guitarist from outside of New Orleans. According to his allmusic.com biography, Benoit has been hailed as a rising star in modern blues. Benoit is an old-school blues guy, and he sounds more like Stevie Ray Vaughn than more popular blues-rock groups like The Black Keys. Even after listening to his music for just a few minutes, it becomes clear that this guy knows his blues. Smoke and Barrel Tavern has video game enthusiast/ comic/music act Brentalfloss Friday night with The OneUps. On Saturday night, the bar will put up bluegrass band Fast Food Junkies and blues/country act Old Country Death. Off of Dickson, south Fayetteville has a few music options on 15th Street for Friday. Bear’s Place will have The Effron White Band, and Tanglewood Branch Beer Company is housing Dave Baer and Friends for happy hour. Netherfriends, an ethereal pop band out of Chicago, will be at JR’s Lightbulb Club on Block Street with Fayetteville’s own Messy Sparkles on Saturday night. For something a little more exotic, Teatro Scarpino has salsa dancing with Latin band Calle Soul on Friday night, and on Saturday night, local improv group Portable Zoo will be at Scarpino. From the bigger names at George’s to the local sound elsewhere, it’s going to be hard to pick just a couple.
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Roy Reed will read today from his new memoir “Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent’s Adventures with the New York Times.”
Millennials have grown up with technology, more education and are more open to change, according to the Pew Center.
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Whitney Green Staff Photographer Teachers at Westwood Elementary are eager to encourage students to attend college and hoped that a tour of campus would inspire them to prepare for what is still a decade away, teachers said. Many students in Ann Fowlerâ€™s third grade class are planning to attend the UA and were fascinated by the tour, they said. â€œMy favorite part was the bathrooms because theyâ€™re so fancy,â€? Thirdgrader Julian Francis said. His classmate agreed. â€œYeah they were huge and so fancy,â€? Jonathan Estridge said. Both students plan to attend the University of Arkansas in 2022, they said.
Red Carpet Unrolls in the Ozarks Bailey Deloney Staff Writer A former Fayetteville resident wrote and produced his first feature length film, The Gordon Family Tree, filming the movie close to home. â€œI grew up there and it is just such a beautiful place,â€? said Ryan Schwartzman, writer, actor and producer. â€œI wanted to film the beautiful landscape.â€? Ryan Schwartzman and his wife, Jennica, worked with the Seedling Film Association, Purpose Picture Productions and several local sponsors in creating this film. This film tells the story of a man who struggles to live up to the standards of his highly successful family. An architect, Freemont Gordon enjoys using his hands and decides to take a road trip across the country, building anonymous tree houses along the way. â€œWe wanted to make a film that anyone could watch and enjoy,â€? Schwartzman said. This is a family film, but one that adults can enjoy too, Schwartzman said. It was a dream come true to shoot this film in Fayetteville, said Cassie Self, a UA graduate, film producer and programming chair for Seedling Film Association. â€œRyan Schwartzman was fabulous to work with,â€? Self said. They really did a great job in utilizing the local talent for this production, Self said. â€œWe really want to see more production here,â€? Self said. â€œWe want to retain the talent that is already here in Arkansas.â€? Auditions for the film took place in Fayetteville, with the intention of incorporating as many locals as possible, Schwartzman said. â€œThere was an educational aspect to our filming as well,â€? Schwartzman said. Students from Fayetteville High School, John Brown University and the UA received roles in this film, and Jennica went to speak to students at the high school, Schwartzman said. Although the film is not wholly based on a true story, Schwartzman said there was some real-life inspiration that went into constructing some of the characters for this story. Along the way, the main character meets a contractor who builds homes in Arkansas and basically teaches Gordon to be proud of who he is and what he does, Schwartzman said.
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â€œThe character of the contractor was inspired in large part by my dad,â€? Schwartzman said. â€œHopefully this will be the first of many films to be shot in Fayetteville,â€? Schwartzman said. â€œI think it will be received very well,â€? Schwartzman said. â€œEveryone will be seeing locations that they know and it will hopefully shed a positive light on Arkansas in general.â€?
So far this film has been welcomed with open arms both by Fayetteville sponsors and local residents, Schwartzman said. â€œWhen this film comes out, Arkansas would be crazy not to embrace it wholeheartedly,â€? Self said. The cast finished filming in Fayetteville in October. They raise funds for the production from pledges by people through the website
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Associated Student Government passed proposals Tuesday night to change ISIS hours, install two additional crosswalks at the Union garage intersection and increase and provide supplemental instruction for survey of calculus, among others. Senators read nearly 26 pieces of legislation during Tuesday’s time consuming meeting that lasted almost four hours. The lengthy agenda was a result of this year’s new ASG policy requiring senators to write at least one piece of legislation each semester. Tuesday was the last day to submit a proposal to senate. As a result of not submitting legislation, seven senators will possibly have to vacate their seats at the end of the semester, said senate chairman, Mike Norton. By the end of the meeting, only 34 of nearly 50 senators
remained by the end of the meeting to vote on legislation. Senators passed a resolution to push back ISIS operations one hour, which would mean ISIS would now operate from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. instead of 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. While the intent was to make ISIS operations 24/7, the current technology used by the website requires ISIS to go offline for six hours a day, said ASG members. “I think this is just ripe for the picking for a great resolution idea next year to try and see what we can do to have a 24 hour ISIS, because it is a website,” said Sen. Will Hansen, who argued in support of the proposal. A proposal to combine fall and thanksgiving break failed, with senators arguing that it was nice to have a small break near the middle of the semester versus all at the end. “Last year was the first year that we had fall break and in the 15 years that I’ve been here, Thanksgiving has never been the whole week,” said Dr. Judd Harbin, Asso-
ciate Dean of Students. The reason that it (fall break) was put in October was for the students—so that if you were falling behind in your classes there was a break early enough in the semester that you can catch up.” Senate also passed a proposal to install two additional crosswalks at the Union garage intersection. Senators proposed adding supplemental instruction, a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses, to survey of calculus because it is required by many degrees and has a high failing rate, according to the proposal. Among other passed legislation were proposals to increase the use of eco-friendly products on campus, increase fob access for engineering students to the northwest corner of Bell Engineering, expand online campus applications and a proposal to encourage UA administrators to explore options to implement no-cost unofficial transcripts to be generated through ISIS.
Legendary Arkansas Journalist Speaks Today Quang Ngot Contributing Writer UA journalism professor emeritus and reporter Roy Reed will visit campus to lecture and read some segments of his new memoir “Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent’s Adventures with the New York Times” today in Kimpel Hall 305 at 2 p.m.
Reed Roy Reed, a native Arkansan, was born in 1930 in Hot Springs. Reed was brought up in Piney, a suburb of Hot Springs. After spending a year at Ouachita Baptist Col-
lege, now called Ouachita Baptist University, Reed transferred to the University of Missouri. Reed obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and then a master’s degree in 1951 and 1954, respectively. Being a Nieman fellow, Reed studied at Harvard in 1963. Growing up in Piney — an area where people of different races cohabitated during the 1950s — sparked Reed’s interest in civil rights. He went on to work for “The New York Times” with an emphasis on reporting on the South. During the 1960s, Reed covered the civil rights movement. Relocated to New Orleans, the Reed covered what issues the South was facing. “He was excellent in covering civil rights in the 1960s,” said Charlie Alison, a professor and former student of his. “Because he was raised in the South, he had a more authoritative voice. “His writing spoke for itself,” Alison said. In 1978, Reed returned to Arkansas and started lecturing in the UA journalism department. He retired after 16
years teaching here. “He wanted accuracy, fairness, insight,” Alison said. “He wanted stories to read well. He inspired a lot of journalists to go far.” His published books include “Looking for Hogeye in 1986 and Faubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal” in 1997. His memoir “Beware of Limbo Dancers: A Correspondent’s Adventures with the New York
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Times” was published by the University of Arkansas Press. The book chronicles Reed’s life and covers many important events that happened throughout his career. The event is free and open to the public.
Reenactment Gets UA Attention
UA assistant professor, Gregory Benton, will study the reenactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove for the 150th year anniversary of the Civil War to determine the motivations for and benefits of the activity. The reenactment, which will take place Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, will be hosted by the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park and will charge $5 for parking with free admission to the public. “During the weekend, there will be many lead and self-guided activities including tours through the Union, Confederate and civilian camps,” said Holly Houser, superintendent and historical park interpreter for the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. “Also, there will be presentations of various military drills, cooking, spinning, lace making and other living history programs.” The battle demonstration will begin at 1 p.m. each day and will feature charges and
counterattacks and will occur on the battlefield near the historic Borden House. “The original battle was fought on Dec. 7, 1862 and we saw about 22,000 soldiers fighting most of the day with about 2,700 killed, wounded or missing,” Houser said. Before Benton was scheduled to go to Prairie Grove, he made his way to a national conference in Hampton, Va., to present his findings from recent research at the National Association for Interpretation. Benton, who is an assistant professor in recreation and sports management, has presented research for several years at both national and international meetings for the association. He has interviewed reenactment participants as well as observed other reenactment events in northwest Arkansas. “Civil War reenactors conduct the work of trained interpreters, connecting audiences to historical, cultural and natural resources,” Benton said. “While most of these reenactors and living history practi-
tioners participate as a form of leisure or hobby, they also serve as a vital role in the overall interpretive programing at many historic sites and battlefields.” However, there is a difference between reenactors and living history practitioners, Benton said. Reenactors participate in staged battles while living history practitioners give non-battle demonstrations of life during the Civil War era including meetings, cooking, sewing, music, dances and camp life. Benton’s research presentation in Virginia covered a case study, which he conducted both phone and inperson interviews with reenactors and living history practitioners, according to a news release. He found that reenactors are keenly interested in history in general —the Civil War in particular — and that their interest was often strengthened by family involvement in the war. He also found a high level of intrinsic motivation shared by reenactors. That could help
explain why there is little bureaucratic control of reenactments and few interpretive standards of practice for them, according to a news release. “Reenactors were highly influenced by the social aspect of the activity,” Benton said. “The camaraderie of fellow reenactors during overnight camps and battle sequences was very important. The general public is not usually allowed into reenactor campus and is often at considerable distance from the battles themselves.” After the December battle reenactment at Prairie Grove, Benton will interview visitors at the event regarding the benefits of this historical reenactment at an Arkansas state park.
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Break Out of Your Comfort Zone
Saba Naseem Opinion Editor Four years ago, I would have never imagined myself where I am now. Four years ago, I came to the University of Arkansas as a lost freshman. I knew what I wanted for my general area of concentration, but I had no idea where it would take me. I was ready for the adventure and the challenge. I had never imagined that in my years in college, I would be able to travel around the world, to work with the editors of the newspaper where I dream to someday work, or even to be the editor of the Arkansas Traveler. In fact, when I first came, I didn’t even know how to write a news story. I applied to work as a staff writer at this paper, but to be honest, I avoided picking up a story for the first couple of weeks because I thought I’d do it wrong. I think, as students who are trying to figure out what we want in life, sometimes we are scared to try new things because we think we aren’t good enough or that we’ll do it wrong. If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my time at the UA, it’s to believe in yourself and just take a plunge when there’s something worth trying. It’s that time of year when deadlines are approaching, especially deadlines for study abroad. If there is one thing that I regret in college, it is not going abroad for a year or even for a semester. I did,
however, go abroad during the summers and those were probably the most beneficial months of my life. According to an article online, here are five reasons why you should study abroad: 1. Experience a Foreign Culture It’s fun. You never know what you’ll discover. 2. Improve Your Second Language Skills Trust me. This is the best way to learn a foreign language. You will be completely immersed in the country and will have no choice, but to speak that language. It can be frustrating at times, but it’s worth it. 3. Explore Your Own Heritage Perhaps you can go to the country where your ancestors came from. It’s always cool to learn family history while abroad. 4. Pursue an Activity You Wouldn’t at Home I’ve done so many things abroad that I haven’t done at home, the most exciting being scuba diving. I know others who have gone sky diving, climbed mountains, or ridden elephants. 5. Learn How to Communicate Across Cultures This is such an important skill. This is much more than understanding the language, this is about learning the culture and customs and interacting with locals. This will not only teach you about their culture, but it give you an opportunity to teach others about your own. As deadlines for scholarships and programs approach, be sure to think about what opportunities you have. Don’t be scared to try something new. You never know where your adventures will take you. Saba Naseem is the opinion editor. She is a journalism, French and Middle Eastern Studies major.
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!"#$%&'&()*+,-(.#/*+#01$ David I. Levine MCT Campus You’re responsible about conserving energy. You turn off the television when you’re not watching it and the lights when you leave a room. But don’t feel too smug. Your home electronics may be working against your green instincts. Many of today’s appliances draw considerable electricity — known as phantom power or standby power — even when you’ve shut them down. The typical American home has dozens of these devices, and they increase the average household electric bill by 5 percent to 10 percent. In some cases this power provides value to consumers. For example, a microwave oven might power the kitchen’s only clock, and a cordless phone needs to stand ready to receive a phone call. But such examples are the exception. Most phantom power is simply to make life a bit more convenient. Your television, say, may come on more quickly than it otherwise would, and it remains ready, even
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draw the most power. Few consumers would knowingly choose devices that will cost them hundreds of dollars when turned off, but manufacturers aren’t required to alert consumers to how much standby power a device consumes. This leaves appliance companies free to design devices that waste lots of electricity. Consumers need access to more information, and there are models for providing that. Today’s refrigerators, for example, are required by law to come with energy ratings that tell purchasers how much power they are likely to use. Consumers can use those estimates to choose between one brand and another, which has given manufacturers a strong incentive to design energy-efficient refrigerators. Similarly, if manufacturers were required to list how much phantom power a device is likely to draw, consumers could make better-informed decisions, which would in turn put pressure on manufacturers to address the issue. But even a labeling system for phantom power
can only go so far. With some devices —cable converter boxes, for example —consumers don’t necessarily have a choice. In such cases, the companies supplying the devices should be required to inform consumers about the expected costs of phantom power when they order service. If consumers could compare power usage before choosing, say, between cable and satellite TV, providers would have incentives to distribute energy-efficient boxes. A number of other countries have gone even further and now regulate standby power. The European Commission has limited new appliances to drawing no more than 1 watt of power in standby mode, and South Korea requires warning labels on devices that draw substantial phantom power. It’s time for the United States to catch up with the pack. David I. Levine is a professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He wrote this for the Los Angeles Times.
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when off, to respond to a remote control. This sort of standby power could be eliminated without losing functionality, and doing so could reduce electricity usage nationwide by 4 percent or more. Eliminating standby power might mean you have to wait extra seconds for your television to come to life, but it would also save you money. And the costs of phantom power can be significant. For example, the converter box for cable or satellite TV is likely to cost you hundreds of dollars over its lifetime. Consumers can take steps to exorcise some phantom power, and it’s worth the effort. If you have a television or VCR, say, in a rarely used guest room, unplug it. Also consider plugging your television and its related devices into a power strip, and flipping it off at night or when you go on vacation. And unplug chargers when they’re not being used to charge a device. But exorcising phantom power can’t be entirely left up to consumers. For one thing, they have no way of knowing which devices
Short of an epidemic or a war occurring, developed countries almost never experience a dramatic drop in life expectancy among a significant segment of its population. But that’s happened in for women living in one-fifth of American counties between 1999 and 2009, according to a study published in the journal Health Affairs. The trend is both alarming and — on some levels — unsurprising. It tells a terribly sad tale how uneven is the access to American health care, but also provides a visceral reminder of how important it is to implement the Affordable Care Act — aka “Obamacare”
— so women can get the preventive care that could lengthen and save their lives. The study showed that in the space of a decade between 1999-2009, many white women lacking a high school diploma saw a five-year decline in the number of years they can expect to live in certain counties, located mostly in the South, the lower Midwest, and Appalachia. These areas include areas with some of the highest percentage of the population that are uninsured. In Connecticut, a far lower proportion of the population is uninsured. Women here didn’t experience the same huge drop in life expectancy. Researchers theorize that the women in these counties are losing years
off their lives because of rising rates of obesity, high blood pressure and smoking. Yet there are other factors, too. Women in this educational category have low-paying jobs that, far too often, come with no health insurance. More women in this population are also single mothers, a situation of high stress that challenges them financially and psychologically. And the United States, unlike most other developed countries, provides few supports for child care or paid maternity leave would lower the stress of child rearing. Obamacare will help women starting in 2014 because it will provide to millions more women medical services they need to stay healthy, particularly during their re-
productive years. Needed preventive care will include interventions for smoking and obesity, and testing for high blood pressure, which frequently has no symptoms and can result in disability and death. The new law will probably not cover everyone who needs it and it remains to be seen whether states will continue to resist implementation for their citizens. But for many of the uninsured, including millions of women, it will be a step toward healthier lives, and perhaps even longer ones. The following editorial appeared in the Hartford Courant on Monday, Nov. 26
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While home for Thanksgiving break, UA students ate their fill, caught up on sleep and heard at least one older relative explain what is wrong with this generation. It’s a topic that comes up often at family dinners, and for good reason. Millennials, or those born after 1980, are different. Millennials grew up with technology, are more educated and are more open to change, according to the Pew Center. It’s also no coincidence that minutes after your grandfather berated this generation for their work ethic, he asked you to fix his computer. Junior economics major Cory King said the difference between this generation and previous ones is a hot topic at almost all family gatherings. King said older members of his family think our generation is too content to simply accept handouts instead of working harder, but King sees Millennials in a more positive light. “We’re more aware of problems, domestically and globally,” King said. King said previous generations have had a lack of critical thinking on important issues, and that bothers him. “They do things and say, ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it,’” he said. The attitudes in King’s family align with Pew Research Center’s report on the new generation, “Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.” Compared to predecessors, young adults are now more positive, are more liberal and have a stronger self-identity thanks to social media. It’s no secret Barack Obama was the more popular candidate among young voters in 2008 and again in 2012. Millennials supported Obama by a 2-to-1 margin in 2008, and that support helped carry Obama to re-election earlier this month. This generation is also far less supportive of America’s aggressive foreign policy than previous generations, perhaps due to growing up in a post-Soviet world. Millennials also are more likely to support a more progressive domestic agenda, according to Pew. King doesn’t necessarily agree that people are more liberal. He thinks that attitudes on certain issues are changing and that people are slightly more liberal. Looking at young adults in the 1960s and 1970s, though, younger people in general are less conservative than their parents. According to a Pew survey, Millennials are perceived to be more tolerant of other races, more open to immigrants and more accepting of nontraditional families. After childhoods often spent in subdivi-
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Aneeka Majid Staff Photographer Saba Kouchehbagh (left) and Lana Sheikha (right) study at the Multicultural Center in the Union, Tuesday, Nov. 29. Kouchehbagh and Sheikha are using different kinds of technology while studying for upcoming finals. sions and crowded schools, Millennials like to differentiate themselves from the crowd. The self-expression of Millennials doesn’t limit itself to websites like Facebook and Twitter, either. According to Pew, 40 percent of Millennials have one or more tattoo, 25 percent have a body piercing in someplace other than the ear and 20 percent have posted videos online. Even coming of age during a harsh recession, Millennials have remained upbeat. Thirty-seven percent of 18- to 29-year-olds are unemployed or have given up looking for work, according to Pew. One out of eight Milliennials have even moved back in with a parent. Many are using the slow economy to further their education, with nearly 40 percent of 18to 24-year-olds enrolled in college. The new generation also reflects the changing demographics of the United States. A full 25 percent do not identify with a religion, which is significantly more than previous generations at the same point, according to Pew. Forty-percent grew up in single-parent households. Only around 20 percent of Millennials are married, which is much lower than previ-
“We’re more aware of problems, domestically and globally”
Junior economics major ous generations. Around 34 percent of Millennials are parents, with many unmarried mothers and fathers. It may be technology use that marks the biggest difference between generations, though. Seventy-five percent of Millennials have a social media presence. Only 50 percent of Generation X has one, compared to 30 percent of Baby Boomers and 6 percent of the Silent Generation. According to Pew, there are also large gaps in wireless technology use, video game use and online video posting. Millennials are comfortable using gadgets that could only have existed in science fiction novels a few decades ago.
Generations each have a unique identity, and the new one is still forging its own. As expected with generations, the differences are very broad generalizations. It’s hard not to be different, though. Now, those now coming of age have grown up looking at YouTube videos and checking Facebook. Many of us have grown up with the idea that everybody gets a trophy, even for participation. Contrary to the thoughts of Boomers and the Silent Generation, however, everything is not going to hell. People grow up in certain times and under certain circumstances. Kids these days are just different.
The Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2012
Emily DeLong Copy Editor
While Frank Ocean, Grizzly Bear, The Shins and Beach House will be topping music critics' and college kids' best-of lists alike, there are bound to be albums that everyone missed, albums that were great but didn't get as much attention as they should have. With that in mind, here are some of the best albums of 2012 that are neither from major labels nor larger indie labels.
Mac DeMarco 2
One listen to "2" and you'll be convinced: Mac DeMarco is one funny dude. Yet within that oddity is a sort of sonic magnetism, and a songwriting ability that recalls Lou Reed — that is, Lou Reed if he were younger, more unknown and more akin to creating what is best described as garage pop. Making use of jangly guitars, melodic bass lines and slightly out-of-tune everything, DeMarco manages to craft undeniably catchy tunes while still maintaining his eccentric persona. Check out "Freaking Out the Neighborhood" or "Ode to Viceroy."
Ty Segall/White Fence Hair
Out of Ty Segall's three — yes, three — full-length releases this year, "Hair" is the most rambunctious, surreal and downright fun. Ty Segall teamed up with garage group the Strange Boys' Timothy Presley (under the moniker White Fence) to create this 29-minute, eight-track album. Some of the tracks get a little jammy, but more than anything, the feeling that these two guys are having a lot of fun together pervades. Segall's punk tendencies and Presley's psychedelic influences marry in a amalgam of garage-rock goodness that's better than the sum of its parts. Jam out to the fuzz of either of "Scissor People" or "I Am Not a Game."
favorite new artists since last year's instrumental "Rock Creek Park." Having just evolved from full-time producer/ beatmaker to full-fledged rap artist, Oddisee's vocal delivery is still a little stiff, but what he lacks in rhymes he more than makes up for in production and beats. The first time I heard the opening of standout track "Let It Go," I assumed he was sampling from Isaac Hayes, only to find that "People Hear What They See" features very little sampling from other artists. Oddisee's lyrics are a welcome breath of fresh air from the usual rap repertoire, musing on social inequality, work ethic and the American dream. With this album, Oddisee injects a lot more creativity into a genre often plagued with imitation and provides a visual, thoughtful and delightfully upbeat listening experience. I recommend "Let it Go" and "Do It All."
Lotus Plaza Spooky Action at a Distance
Oddisee People Hear What They See
Admittedly, I am no hip-hop aficionado, but Oddisee has been one of my
The success of Deerhunter has catapulted the band's quirky frontman, Bradford Cox, to indie stardom. What's often forgotten, however, is the other half of what makes Deerhunter such a fantastic band: Lockett Pundt, cosongwriter and penner of Deerhunter classics like "Desire Lines" and "Ago-
raphobia." Lotus Plaza is Pundt's solo moniker, and "Spooky Action at a Distance" contends with the best that either Cox or Pundt has released. The songs on the album are melody-driven but still retain much of the noise and experimental tendencies expected from both Pundt and his label, Kranky. Structured yet atmospheric, "Spooky Action" is the more grounded and introspective side of Deerhunter. Get lost in "Monoliths" or "White Galactic One."
the joy and complexity of inner life. Channel your inner Black Sabbath with "Elephant" or get lost in the layered "Apocalypse Dreams."
Julia Holter Ekstasis
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tame Impala broke into the indie scene in 2010 with their blissed-out debut "InnerSpeaker," and expectations were high for their second fulllength, "Lonerism," which came out in October. Fortunately, the Perthbased band exceeded all expectations on this album; the only complaint that could be made is that this new set of songs is a less guitar-heavy and more electronic than the first one. But regardless of the medium frontman Kevin Parker uses, Tame Impala's music always sounds part '60s throwback, part modern innovation, as if John Lennon were born in 1980 rather than 1940. "Lonerism" is thick and dense, without sacrificing any breathing room, and celebrates
There are a lot of ways in which bedroom pop can go wrong, which explains why much of it never leaves the 4-track in the bedroom. Julia Holter's sophomore release "Ekstasis," however, showcases a true composer and her craft. Combining lush, atmospheric noise with carefully crafted classical elements, "Ekstasis" is easily the year's best experimental electronic album. Fans the avant-garde should check out "In the Same Room" or "Goddess Eyes I."
Honorable Mentions: Sweetheart twee pop darlings Allo Darlin's sophomore release, "Europe"; Lord Huron's folksy, Fleet Foxesesque "Lonesome Dreams"; Cloud Nothings' energetic, punk-driven "Attack on Memory"; Wild Nothing's rich, reverb-filled dream-pop standout "Nocturne"; Cult of Youth's layered, genre-bending "Love Will Prevail"; Melody's Echo Chamber's psych-tinged and lush self-titled album; Weird Dreams' shoegaze tour de force "Choreography."
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Unbeaten Indiana Tops Rankings
Jessie McMullen Staff Writer
A couple weeks into the college basketball season, there are not many surprises coming from the top 25 teams. Standing at the No. 1 spot are the 6-0 Indiana Hoosiers. The Hoosiers had a close call against Georgetown, but pulled out the 82-72 win in overtime. Indiana has beaten each of their other opponents by an average of almost 35 points. The team is led by Cody Zeller and Christian Watford. Zeller is arguably the best player in the nation, averaging 15 points and seven rebounds a game this season. The Hoosiers are returning four starters from a team that won 27 games last season. Duke has earned the No. 2 spot in the polls. Duke is coming off a disappointing first-round loss to 16thseeded Lehigh in the NCAA tournament last season. Duke has started off the season 6-0 with big wins over ranked opponents Kentucky and Louisville. Duke is led by senior Mason Plumlee, who is averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds. Michigan is the No. 3 team in the rankings. The Wolverines are 5-0 to start the season and are led by Tim Hardaway Jr. The son of NBA all-star Tim Hardaway is averaging 18 points and six boards. The Wolverines should be a dan-
Photo Courtesy of Associated Press gerous team this season, for the first time in a while. Ohio State takes the No. 4 spot in the rankings. The Buckeyes are 4-0 so far this season. They are led by Deshaun Thomas. Thomas is averaging 24 points and seven rebounds. Ohio State is looking to seek revenge this season after falling in the Final
And the Nominees Are In: University of Washington’s Sarkisian
You’ve heard of him? Yeah, I hadn’t either until late Monday night. Pete Roussel, the recognized authority on college coaching changes, wrote Monday that several people close to Steve Sarkisian’s current program say he is definitely a candidate at Arkansas. So, let’s take a look at him. Sarkisian is in his fourth season as the head coach at the University of Washington in Seattle. Sarkisian is only 38 years old and was born in Torrance, Calif. He played quarterback at Brigham Young and then had a short stint playing in the Canadian Football League.
SARKISIAN He started his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach at El Camino College, then went on to be the quarterbacks coach at the University of Southern California. Sarkisian left USC for a year to coach quarterbacks for the Oakland Raiders but quickly returned to his old job under Pete Carroll at USC. He took over Lane Kiffin’s offensive coordinator duties at USC in 2007 and held that position for two years. In
In Challenge’s Sixth Year SEC Looks to Narrow Lead Held by Big East Tamzen Tumlison Staff Writer
Liz Beadle Staff Writer
2009, Sarkisian was named head coach at the University of Washington. Sarkisian is under a contract with an increasing salary and is currently getting paid $2.25 million per year. The Huskies under Sarkisian have had a winning record in three of his four seasons, going 5-7 in his first year in Seattle. However, that year is marked by a 16-13 Husky victory over No. 3 USC. Sarkisian’s all-time record as a head coach is 26-24 but it should be noted that he inherited a tough situation at Washington and took a team that had not been bowl eligible since 2002 to two bowl games in his first three years. Sarkisian is married and has three children. He is of Armenian and Irish mixed heritage and despite attending BYU, he is a Catholic. Here’s a fun fact. Nick Holt is in charge of on-campus recruiting at Arkansas, and his previous job was as the defensive coordinator at the University of Washington under Sarkisian. Holt’s not the only recent Southeastern Conference import from Seattle. In January of 2012, Alabama hired former Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to be the offensive coordinator in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Sarkisian has been crucial to recent major renovations to Husky Stadium and he claims it will now be one of the best stadiums in the country. Sarkisian is known as a great offensive mind and a superb recruiter. He is young and energetic and different from what the SEC is generally accustomed to. I think he would be a great hire and would truly revitalize the Arkansas program.
Four last season. The Buckeyes are a young team this year but will look to junior Aaron Kraft for leadership. The Louisville Cardinals are ranked fifth this season with a 5-1 record. The Cardinals are coming off a disappointing loss to Duke. The Cardinals are led by Russ Smith, who is averaging 19
points per game this season. Louisville, who made it to the final four last season but fell short, will be looking to make it again this season in hopes of winning a national title. Syracuse, Florida, Kentucky, Arizona and Kansas round out the rest of the top
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This year, Arkansas will play in the Southeastern Conference-Big East Challenge for the third time in challenge history, taking on Syracuse in Bud Walton Arena on Friday, Nov. 30. Started in 2007, the SECBig East Challenge has featured four teams from each conference in a basketball matchup before conference play begins. Twelve teams became featured beginning in 2011. Arkansas has appeared each year in the challenge since 2010. In 2010, ESPN announced that the challenge would begin the Thursday after Thanksgiving and each conference would host six of the games at on-campus sites. Overall in the series, the SEC is 12-16. Arkansas played its first SEC-Big East Challenge game against the Seton Hall Pirates in Louisville, Ky., in 2010 and won 71-62 under head coach John Pelphrey in his final season. Rickey Scott led the team in assists with four and steals with two. The SEC lead that year of the challenge when Kentucky and Tennessee also pulled out wins against Notre Dame and
Pittsburgh, respectively. The next season, Arkansas faced then-No. 10 Connecticut in front of a crowd of 14,333 in the ninth game of the challenge. Arkansas led the game for the first seven minutes, getting off to a good start. The Razorbacks did not win, but held their own, with a final score of 75-62. B.J. Young led Arkansas in scoring with 28 points, five rebounds and a steal. Unranked Georgetown earned an upset over then-No. 12 Alabama, 57-55. The only SEC wins in the challenge in 2011 came from Kentucky, Ole Miss, LSU and Mississippi State. The Big East took the series that year, earning eight wins to the SEC’s four. In the 2012 SEC-Big East Challenge, newcomers Texas A&M and Missouri will sit out for the SEC, and Louisville, Connecticut and Pittsburgh will not be participating for the Big East. Representing the SEC is No. 3 Kentucky, South Carolina, No. 12 Florida, LSU, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Mississippi. The tournament will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. with No. 3 Kentucky at No. 19 Notre Dame. All 12 games this week will be televised by ESPN.
Telling Syracuse’s Storied History
Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer
Since their first official season in 1900-1901, the Syracuse Orange mens basketball team has grown into a national power. Their 1,844 wins at the end of last season is the fifth most in NCAA Division I history, behind Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas and Duke. Syracuse enjoyed some success in their early history with future NBA Hall of Famer Dave Bing. Bing led the Orange to an Elite Eight appearance as a senior in 1966. From 1973 to 1976, they appeared in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments including a Final Four in 1975, led by head coach Roy Danforth. Danforth’s success caught the attention of Tulane and he was
eventually hired to be their head coach. Following Danforth’s departure, the Orange hired a young assistant coach named Jim Boeheim. Since Boeheim’s first season in 1976-77, they have not had a losing record and have made 29 NCAA Tournaments. They have failed to win 20 games in a season only twice during Boeheim’s tenure and five times they have won 30 or more games. After falling short in the 1987 and 1996 National Championship games, losing to Indiana and Kentucky, respectively, Syracuse finally won a title in 2003. They were led by star freshmen Carmelo Anthony and Gerry McNamara and sophomore Hakim Warrick. Now, Anthony is an All-Star in the NBA with the New York Knicks and Warrick is a mem-
Photo Courtesy of Associated Press ber of the Charlotte Bobcats. McNamara is currently an assistant for the Orange. Since their championship, Syracuse has continued to have success. They won their fourth and fifth Big East Tournament
Championships in 2005 and 2006. Last year, they finished the regular season with an impressive 30-1 overall record, but
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Arkansas Takes on Syracuse Friday
Zack Wheeler Staff Writer
Arkansas will play No. 6 Syracuse Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas enters the game with 3-2 record while Syracuse enters with a 4-0 record. Arkansas is coming off a disappointing visit to the Las Vegas Invitational last week. The Hogs fell to Arizona State in their first game and Wisconsin in the consolation game. This was viewed as a measuring stick for this team, and they still have a lot to work on. Syracuse has looked very tough both offensively and defensively this year. They have not allowed over 60 points in a game thus far, and have beaten previouslyranked No. 20 San Diego State. Syracuse is lead by top
scorers Brandon Triche and James Southerland. Along with these scorers, they are in the top-30 teams in the nation in rebounding. Arkansas has lost the rebounding battle in both of their losses, which is an area they must correct against Syracuse. Arkansas is being led in scoring by sophomore B.J. Young again this year. Marshawn Powell has been inconsistent thus far, as he is coming off of ACL surgery that cut his year short last season. Coty Clarke has been a matchup problem for the Hogs. He grabbed 11 rebounds last game, and he must continue to do so all year. Arkansas has been forcing opponents into turnovers, but they need to create more for easy basket opportunities against an athletic Syracuse team. Syracuse possesses a
lot of talent at the guard position, so not giving up easy points while pressing will be key. One of the guards for Syracuse is sophomore Michael Carter-Williams. CarterWilliams is averaging eight assists per game and his assist to turnover ratio is 2.4. Along with veteran guard Triche, they have the ability to break down opposing defenses and limit turnovers. Arkansas’ guards will be equally as important. Young is averaging six assists for every turnover committed and Rashad Madden is second on the team with 2.2 assists per game. Rickey Scott and Mardracus Wade will also need to be cognitive of taking care of the ball and create easy scores. The game will come down to who rebounds and protects the ball better than the other. Both teams have players who
can score, but those two areas could be the deciding factor to who wins the game. Arkansas experienced a setback in dropping two games in Las Vegas, while Syracuse looks to continue their winning ways Friday night. Syracuse is led by a veteran coach Jim Boeheim, and they will be ready for Arkansas’ “Fastest 40.” This game is part of the Big East-Southeastern Conference challenge that has become a staple over the past few years. Arkansas faced UConn last year in this challenge and lost 75-62 and Syracuse will be equally as tough. Arkansas looks to be more consistent offensively and use the home crowd to their advantage in this game. This game could come to the last few possessions and who rebounds and takes care of the ball the best.
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NCAA continued from page 7 10. Defending national champions Kentucky will be a threat once again this season, but are also a very young, inexperienced team. Syracuse and Florida are two experienced, tough teams looking to make a run. Arizona is going to be a team to watch for. Kansas is looking to win it all, after falling to Kentucky in the finals last season. Creighton, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina and Oklahoma State hold the 1115 spots. Creighton and Doug McDermott will be a dangerous team this season and may surprise a lot of people. Gonzaga is off to a 6-0 start, dominating each game they have played. Michigan State’s depth and quickness will be a key ingredient to their success. North Carolina took a hard fall
out of the top 10 after losing to Butler and Indiana. Oklahoma State is undefeated so far with a win over North Carolina State to help boost them in the polls. Missouri, Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Colorado and Georgetown take the 16-20 spots. Minnesota, Illinois, San Diego State, UNLV and New Mexico round out the rest of the top 25. These are all teams looking for some upsets this season. Watch out, they may pull out some surprises. These top-25 teams will definitely be teams that will go to the tournament and possibly go all the way. But with basketball, you never know what will happen. Upsets are what college basketball is all about.
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they fell to Cincinnati in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament. Entering the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 overall seed, they won their first three games, before losing to Ohio State in the Elite Eight. In this year’s draft, two Syracuse players were selected in the first round. Guard Dion Waiters was the fourth overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers and center Fab Melo was the 22nd overall pick by the Boston Celtics. Forward Kris Joseph was also drafted by the Celtics in the second round as the 51st overall pick. Despite losing nearly half of their scoring players from last
year, the Orange came into the season as the No. 9 team in the AP Preseason poll. Their recruiting class was ranked No. 15 in the country by Scout.com and included five-star center DaJuan Coleman and four-star forward Jerami Grant. So far this season, the Orange are 4-0, averaging 77.5 points per game. Senior Brandon Triche is tied for the team lead in scoring, with 15.3 points per game. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per game and three assists per game. They will put their No. 6 ranking in the AP poll on the line tomorrow night against the Razorbacks at 7:30 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.
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