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!"#$%$"&'()!*+,'&') &*)-',.'('#&)/0 Miranda Campbell Staff Writer Both candidates vying for to represent District 86 in the state House, which encompasses most of the UA and surrounding area, have stressed the importance of the local economy, education and university funding in their bid for election in next
month. Greg Leding is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives. He has represented the 92nd district since 2011. Because of redistricting, Leding is running for re-election against Republican Brian Scott. Leding said he would do everything in his power to support the UA. “I certainly want to make sure the university has the
funds and resources it needs to meet growing enrollment,” Leding said. “I had the opportunity to meet with chancellor Gearhart a couple months ago. He thinks student enrollment will stabilize around 28,000 students. I want to make sure they’ve got what they need to not only accommodate students but also attract the faculty and staff they need as well.” Leding hopes graduates
will see the benefit in staying in the area after college, he said. “I want to make sure that in northwest Arkansas and the state in general that we’ve got the jobs to keep our graduates here in Arkansas and not have them leave and take opportunities in other states,” Leding said. The university is an inte-
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As the temperatures drop, the leaves start to fall and finals loom even closer, the idea of staying inside and being cozy sounds more and more appealing to stressed-out students. Full Story, Page 5
Logan Webster Staff Photographer A group of foreign ambassadors visited UA Tuesday Oct. 23 as part of the Experience America event.
“En Garde”: A Bout with the Fencing Club
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ASG Cabinet Succeeds After Overhaul Miranda Campbell Staff Writer The ASG cabinet, while lacking the attention senate receives, has been working since the summer to make sure the executive platform is carried out. Cabinet has been busy this semester and has implemented changes that might have gone unnoticed by students. “We have created, from scratch, a clicker rental program for students. This provides free clickers to students at the beginning of each semester. We have also successfully completed a voter registration drive that gained more than 50 new voters over two days,” Priest said. “Cabinet has made great strides in the improvement of Safe Ride, including the grand opening of the new Safe Ride headquarters that happened in October.” The expansive list of cabinet accomplishments so far this semester include providing student input into the building of Founders hall and the possible expansion of locations at late night in the union, an aggressive push for student involvement in RazorRewards, and a discussion with administrators about moving freshmen parking off campus. Pohlner said while she is pleased with the cabinet’s work so far, it will take the entire year to accomplish every goal that has been set. “They have definitely accomplished the timely things that have needed to be addressed, and they are working to make sure they have the research compiled to complete their initiatives,” Pohlner said. “I value each and every cabi-
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Nuri Heo Staff Writer The UA recreations department will show the movie “The Dark Knight Rises” for students to enjoy before its scheduled DVD release. The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m. tonight on the Union Lawn. “University Recreation rents movies from Swank Entertainment, a company that is licensed to rent movies to colleges before they are released to DVDs,” said Samantha Fehr graduate assistant for special events & instructional programs. “In addition to staying on the cutting edge of what our students are interested in, the screening of this movie in the evening provides an alcohol-alternative leisure program for students to engage in,” Fehr said. “Students can bring anything comfortable, such as a blanket or chairs to enjoy this film on a inflatable screen. Snacks will be provided, and in the event of extreme cold
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Travis Pence Staff Writer The football center being constructed on campus is running on schedule, facilities management officials said. “We hope to complete construction sometime during the summer of 2013,” said Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities management. “There have not been any causes for delay; we seem to be right on schedule. Although we tend to be somewhat optimistic with our completion dates,” he said. Plans for the new Football Center were first announced
in Oct. 2010 by the university’s vice chancellor and director of athletics, Jeff Long. Plans for the football center include construction of a new locker room, team meeting rooms, athletic training room, equipment room, a student-athlete lounge and study area, coaches’ offices, a recruiting reception area and a museum dedicated to Razorback football, Long said. The football center is being constructed just south of the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and adjacent to the Walker Family Training Center. The Football practice fields at that location will be re-located to the south side of the Walker Family Training
Center. The football center is being funded solely by private donations, no university or taxpayer dollars will be used in the completion of the football center, Long said. “I assumed the university was funding that project. It’s good to know that the center is being supported by our loyal Razorback fans. I believe the center will be a good addition to our athletic programs,” said David Anderson, sophomore business and computer programming major. “We are excited to share plans for a new football center that will meet the needs of our student-athletes and help us ensure Razorback football
remains competitive in the SEC and nationally,” Long said. The center is meant to improve the school’s athletics programs, officials said. “While Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium remains one of the finest stadiums in the nation, we have been bypassed by numerous programs in other footballrelated facilities designed to provide student-athletes with the resources they need to succeed on and off the field. The construction of the football center is important to the continued success of our football program and the overall growth of Razorback athletics,” Long said.
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gral part of the local and state economy, Leding said. “I think the university is a great resource to create jobs in northwest Arkansas and throughout the state,” Leding said. “Fayetteville has a very entrepreneurial environment. There are a lot of start-ups in Fayetteville, and I think the university is a great resource in terms of being able to attract and develop jobs in the area.” The state needs stronger education system from prekindergarten through high school and beyond, Leding said. “I would like to see the Pre-k program expanded because research shows that the earlier you start your education, the better students will perform,” Leding said. “I also want to continue to invest in K-12 public schools and pre. I feel like we’ll have a larger number of students prepared for college. We want to make sure that students who pursue a four-year degree have the skills and resources available to do it.” Leding will continue to work to lower taxes, he said. “Since 2007 we have cut taxes by $730 million here in the state,” Leding said. “The grocery tax cut alone saves families over $245 million, I hope to further reduce or altogether eliminate the grocery tax.” Leding also whole-heartedly supports the DREAM Act, he said. “I fully support the DREAM Act,” Leding said. “We weren’t able to run it in 2011 and I hope to see it run again in 2013, certainly I would support that issue then” Brian Scott, Leding’s Re-
publican opponent, is running a similar campaign, though he differed with Leding on school vouchers. Scott believes in a school voucher system where students in public schools would perhaps get a credit to attend private school. “I support education for k-12 to GED to PhD,” Scott said. “I want to give the choice of education to parents, they know what’s best for their students and giving them that freedom is key.” “Northwest Arkansas is unique in that we have lower unemployment and a lot of jobs,” Scott said. “I want to see every student get a job when they graduate, and I will do anything and everything I can to foster economic development.” Scott also supports trade and technical schools as an alternate to a four-year degree. “Not everybody wants a four-year degree. We need plumbers, electricians and other skilled workers,” Scott said. “I would be willing to look into opening up the scholarship lottery to people going to technical training colleges.” Scott also said he embraces university expansion. “The UA is a marketplace of ideas,” Scott said. “We need to find a way to fund that market. Growth at the UA is always good for Fayetteville. Students bring a lot to the city--if we can expand, why not? It just means more jobs and more revenue.” Scott refused to take a stance on the DREAM Act but said he would consider the university’s input if it was ever brought to a vote in Arkansas, he said.
CABINET continued from page 1 net member, and I am always here to answer their questions and assist them in any way they need. Seeing them in the office always brightens my day.” The cabinet’s responsibilities are to carry out the executive platform and work with the ASG senate to “act as an organized voice for all students at the UA,” said Tyler Priest, student government’s chief of staff. The cabinet’s role in student government is important because they help make change happen on campus by carrying out the goals of the current administration, Priest said. “Currently we have around 50 students involved in the executive cabinet,” Priest said. “They are divided up into 5 collaborative commissions: Outreach, Campus Life, University, Governance, and Communication. These commissions are used to break down cabinet into smaller more manageable groups and help to increase collaboration within Cabinet. “ President Tori Pohlner said she is so far proud of the cabinet’s work. “The cabinet is functioning exceptionally well,” she said. “What I’m most proud of is that we restructured the entire system, and it’s working near flawlessly. It keeps people with related positions together and collaborating.”
Unlike student senators, cabinet members are appointed rather than elected, Priest said. “Senators are elected by college and are selected to represent their colleges,” Priest said. “Cabinet members are appointed members of student government and work more on the programming, administrative and executive side. Our Cabinet members serve roughly the same function as cabinet in the United States government. They help carry out initiatives and enforce legislation that comes out of senate. After executive elections and appointments were made last spring, Priest and Pohlner sent out applications to as many student organizations as possible in an effort to reach the most students, Priest said. “After we received all the applications Tori and I, along with all the executive officers, interviewed every candidate,” Priest said. “We looked for previous ASG involvement, other school involvement, and most importantly we looked to see if our Cabinet had the same ‘experience to lead and passion to achieve’ as the executive officers. “ The goal for cabinet members this year is to accomplish everything on their responsibilities document and to grow as student leaders on this campus, Priest said.
Hurting People Defend Illegal Relief: Marijuana
Brian J. Stark Contributing Writer
Mary Grace walked through a dark living room to the bedroom in the back. There’s an air conditioner in the front living room window blowing smoky, musty air throughout. With every wall being made of cinder block painted grayish-white, it doesn’t take much imagination to see this place for what it was 30 years ago, a chicken house. Junk clutters every surface. Mary Grace has had her name changed for privacy. “Hey Mary,” Mark the dealer greeted, pausing his attention from an episode of “Futurama,” while lying on his bed, that also serves as a joint rolling station. Grace, 28, strode silently to the bathroom, shut the door and vomited. There was silence while she put herself back together. The water ran for a moment and then she came out. “What’s up?” she asked. Grace is here to smoke marijuana. “If it wasn’t for pot I would have lost my first child. I mean, I couldn’t eat,” she said, “but he was born strong and healthy.” During her first pregnancy, Grace was diagnosed with Hyperemesis gravidarum or excessive nausea. This threatens the child because of dehydration and the lack of nutrients. With her second child on the way, she is suffering from the same condition. During her first pregnancy in 2009, she was prescribed multiple anti-nausea medications. These either failed to deliver what the name proclaims, required heavy dosage—four to five pills a day—or caused an allergic reaction. “Smoking a couple of hits marijuana stops my nausea, and I can eat,” she said. And by extension, her unborn child can eat as well. Grace is one of many Arkansans who have desperately sought help and relief of ailments through prescribed medicine. But, when pills and patches, shots and such didn’t provide relief, they have turned to, and defend their illegal relief: marijuana. Medical marijuana helps ease the symptoms of a myriad of conditions like: Veterans nerves with PTSD, stops nausea, stimulates appetite,
soothes chronic pain with Fibromyalgia, reduces epileptic seizures and relieves muscle tightness, called spasticity, associated with Multiple Sclerosis. Arkansans will decide Nov. 6, if marijuana, under State Law, is a legal medicinal option. “This takes sick people off the ‘war on drugs’ battlefield,” Ryan Denham said, campaign director for Arkansas for Compassionate Care. If Issue 5 passes, Arkansas will be the first southern state to join 17 other states, mostly northeastern and western, where medical marijuana is
say, ‘oh my back hurts,’ you can get your medical marijuana certificate and it’s good for life. We can’t have that,” he insisted. Grace had arrived at the dealer’s house 15 minutes ago and was still struggling with her nausea. Twice she had been forced back to the tiny bathroom, while she waited on Mark to finish rolling the joint. Dressed in a green tiedye dress and a faded blue tank top, she sat on the thin, wooden chair rocking back and forth. Her breathing was deliberate and focused. Every forward and back motion was
better THC delivery systems are the ingestion of the raw plant … or, a synthetic form of THC, Marinol, can be taken in pill form. It has proven to be effective in relieving the nausea associated with chemotherapy for cancer patients.” Or, former cancer patients like Emily Williams. “I do remember the first time I used pot butter,” said Williams, wife of city attorney Kit Williams. “I wasn’t sure what I was doing. There, that should be enough,” she thought. Williams had put too much butter on her toast and overdosed. “When I overdosed all I did was laugh for the first time in months,” she recounts about her battle with Lym“As soon as I smoked, I experienced pain phoma. relief of my bones which ached, the nausea, “On Saturday morning, the week of my fifth chemo treatthe intense headache, gone.” ment, I put the pot butter on my toast, I ate my breakfast, Emily Williams which I was able to do, and I Former Cancer Patient went to the dog show,” she said. “I was stoned.” Emily had kept her illegal accessible. timed with her breathing. For- relief secret. “I remember goArkansas’ medical mari- ward, back inhale. Forward, ing to Kit saying, I need you to juana initiative would give back exhale. There’s nothing drive me to the dog show, I’ve qualified patients the ability to left in her stomach. The two been using pot and I’m stoned.” obtain marijuana through dis- previous trips to the bathroom Continuing with tears in her pensaries or, by the personal were dry-heaves. eyes “but I was functional, I cultivation of up to six plants Mark walked in from the was able to walk, I was able to if the patient lives five miles catty-corner bedroom with an take Meme, her dog, into the from a dispensary. If a patient unlit joint hanging from his ring, I was able to show her, doesn’t want to grow, he or she mouth. He made his way to his and she won something that can institute a caregiver, who chair through the small room, day.” can grow for them. This prop- which is bathed in a dim, alBut Emily, at that point, osition worries some conser- most yellow-orange light from was several months, and chevative political groups in the a miniature ceiling fan, whose mo sessions into her battle. It state. The recent achievement one-foot blades are covered in didn’t start with pot butter, it by Arkansas for Compassion- dust. started with a desperate search ate Care in adding medical Back and forth Grace for something that “would almarijuana to the upcoming rocked with her eyes closed. low her to eat in the first place, ballot via voter petition was Mark lit the joint with a mini and just feel normal,” she said. challenged by The Coalition to blowtorch lighter and passed Smoking gave her the sympPreserve Arkansas Values. The to his left. She took two drags tom relief she needed to eat. group of conservative political and passed it back, still rockImmediately after Emreform committees filed a law- ing. The joint came back. “By ily’s first chemo treatment she suit in early September against the third hit my symptoms dis- thought, “I am so sick I don’t the measure. Notwithstand- appear,” she said. Grace was no know if I am going to survive. None of this prescribed mediing the Arkansas Supreme longer rocking. Court ruled on Sept. 27, that “This has never been pri- cine works, I’m going to try the measure for medical mari- marily about effective and pot.” “As soon as I smoked, I juana would stay on the ballot, smart medical advancements,” making Arkansas one of seven said Larry Page, director of Ar- experienced pain relief of my states with pending legislation kansas Faith and Ethics Coun- bones which ached, the nauon the matter. cil. “Many of those who have sea, the intense headache, Jerry Cox, founder and and are driving this issue have gone,” she said. “I turned and president of the Family Coun- revealed what it is really about was able to walk up the stairs cil Action Committee, sees — the full and unrestricted use and take a shower and brush my teeth.” this initiative as “bad law, of recreational marijuana.” Medical marijuana had based on bad medicine.” Page isn’t altogether against “All you need is a few the medical benefits derived given Emily normalcy. She is doctors who will write these from the cannabis plant. Citing cancer free and will soon hit medical marijuana scripts,” his article on the AFEC website the two-year mark of a clean Cox said. “If you are breathing entitled “Comprehensive Case bill of health. “You don’t appreciate norand you walk in and see one Against Medical Marijuana” he of these low rung doctors and says, “Some of those other and mal until you aren’t,” she said.
MOVIE continued from page 1 or rain, this movie will be shown in the HPER Building,” according to university calendar. Students agree that the event is a good idea. “I think it is good that students will have a chance to get together in a social
setting that has nothing to do with the consumption of alcoholic beverages,” said Matthew Nagy. Other students say this is event is a good place to meet people. “That is a great idea. It would be fun for everyone
to get to know each other and watch the movie before it is released,” said Annabelle Young. University Recreation officials have another event planned to show a movie. “We don’t currently have any other movies scheduled,
but we always look to showing these movies as an option to entertain students,” said Fehr. “We will be showing a movie in the HPER pool during our Splash into Summer event at the end of May, but we have not reserved a specific movie.”
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Joe Kieklak Opinion Editor With confidence, I can argue that many of the high school debaters that I commit to judge on weekends could do a better job debating foreign policy than President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney did Monday evening. There were times during the debate that I wanted to stop watching. Debates on Libya and Syria were not impressive. A lack of substance and an inability to thoroughly answer the questions proved to viewers that these issues are too “politicized” for us to gain any insight on what either candidate thinks. What a loss. There are a few high points that jumped out at me, though. My favorite plan came from the Romney camp: energy independence. I’ve spent years researching and arguing how important energy independence is for the United States in a time of geopolitical strife. International response to American involvement in the 1973 Yom Kippur War crippled America’s economy concerning oil. The price of oil surged and the nation lined up in cars on streets outside gas stations to “fill up the tank.” It is time to gain energy independence. There are a plethora of options available for sustainable renewable energy. Gov. Romney will best put them to work. Let’s shift the foreign policy topic to the only other ongoing debate we all gained more ground on, which is China. It seems President Obama takes a more diplomatic approach on China. He not only avoids labeling China as a “currency manipulator,” but he uses friendly discourse to appease those championing Sino-American relations. Yet, Gov. Romney’s hard line on China is in the same vein what I want our diplomats to take. We ought not presume that China is our enemy, but we also should not avoid the idea that China is our friend right now. They are not our friends;
they are our business partners first and foremost. That’s why I think President Obama’s approach to file complaints with the World Trade Organization against China is not enough. It is not to say that either candidate ought to criticize China, but we should not fear that China would misunderstand our claims that they are not ideal for American business in the status quo. I would like to see Gov. Romney cool down, but he is headed in the right direction. On rhetoric and debate ability, both candidates made huge leaps Monday night. They were obviously aided by the best moderator that we have seen during the debate season (though Jim Lehrer remains my favorite.) Gov. Romney seemed have better answer quality in the debate, but President Obama controlled the content, oneliners and seemed to control humor. Don’t take me to champion that either candidate had “better” foreign policy answers. Both made blunders. As I said before, the high school students could have done it better. Here is the conversation that ought to be had: hegemony. What is the role of America as the geopolitical hegemon? In other words, my idea seems to have been embodied in moderator Bob Schiefferr’s question about the role of America as a leader in the Middle East. Given the proliferation of ballistic missiles and other arms in the area, the U.S. ought to maintain strong leadership while enfranchising other countries to step into the global conversation. Moreover, we ought to aid in missile defense and help create multi-national defense infrastructure with our allies in the region. This, coupled with free trade initiatives could truly bring the world hand-in-hand into the 21st century. Now, if our candidates had only said something close to along those lines. We ought to all investigate deeper into which president would be better for foreign policy, though, because we did not hear enough this evening to cast our ballots. Joe Kieklak is the opinion editor. He is a sophomore philosophy and political science/journalism- news/ editorial major.
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Austin Ross Guest Columnist Mitt Romney did a pretty good job of summing up Monday’s third and final presidential debate when he said, “Well, first of all, I — I want to underscore the — the same point the president made.” In every election since 9/11, Republicans have seemed to control the debate on foreign policy, painting Democrats as soft on terror and weak on military issues. The first Obama administration, however, has flipped the script: Osama bin Laden is dead, the war in Iraq has drawn to a close and the war in Afghanistan is winding down. Only one senior Al Qaeda leader remains alive and
the crisis in Libya was handled with authority. By all accounts, the Obama administration has been remarkably successful on the international front. So, what’s a Republican presidential hopeful to do? Simple — co-opt those policies which have been so successful. From Russia to Syria, and China to the Middle East, Gov. Romney presented few points on which he would change the United States’ stance toward the rest of the world. The governor is not to be demonized on this fact—indeed, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is an acceptable solution for a group of policies that clearly ain’t broke. On the contrary, where Gov. Romney lost the debate wasn’t his departure from status quo policy — it was his seeming inability to grasp the complexity of the United States’ geopolitical standing in the modern world. By far the most memorable lines of the night were when President Obama reminded Gov. Romney that a modern military “also (has) fewer horses and bayonets,” and declared that “the 1980s are calling for their foreign policy back.”
Zingers aside, this is an important point: the Cold War ended more than 20 years ago. Russia is not our “No. 1 geopolitical foe.” Calling our greatest trading partner names isn’t sound policy, and neither is provoking Iran. On every issue, the challenger presented himself as agreeing with the President— and then offered a lesslevelheaded, more dangerous version of the same approach. This comes as little surprise from a man who seriously bungled his only overseas trip of the campaign, offending, among many others, the British; our closest allies. Mitt Romney lacks the foreign policy judgment we need in a Commander-in-Chief. This is the sort of insolence America cannot abide. The world is changing quickly, and if the United States plans to stay at its helm, we will have to adapt with it. Gov. Romney wants to move this country back, back to an era of Cold War posturing and bluffing, back to an era of fear and division. Gov. Romney has been all over the map on the foreign policy challenges
facing our nation today, offering only chest thumping and empty rhetoric with no coherent vision to enhance our security or strengthen our alliances. The President, on the other hand, has a vision for the future, a vision that will keep us moving forward—and he has the strong, steady leadership to get it done. Ultimately, presidential debates tend to bring out the worst in horse-race, sensationalist journalism — winners and losers are declared, a narrative is accepted and the media moves on to something else. But the American public is not quite so derisive, nor so fickle — if the previous administration taught us anything, it is that having a leader who is well versed foreign policy and ready to answer that 3 a.m. phone call matters. We need a president who understands the geopolitical challenges that 21st century America faces. America needs President Obama. Austin Ross is a guest columnist. He is a freshman political science major.
Has ‘Cause Marketing’ Hijacked the Cause in October?
Erin O’Brien Contributing Columnist
Pink ribbons have appeared around campus and pink products have crowded the shelves at our local grocery stores and convenience stores. As most people know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The question I’ve been asking myself is how this activity truly contributes to help support research for breast cancer and if my purchases of product with pink ribbons make a difference. When many people think of breast cancer awareness the color pink and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation come to mind. This foundation has been extremely successful in raising money and educating the
public about breast cancer. This foundation’s token ribbon can be found on multiple products such as Yoplait yogurt, American Express cards and KFC buckets. My concern with supporting “pink” products was that I wanted to know how much of money was going to cancer research and if my purchases made a difference. Why should I spend more on a yogurt with a pink lid than one without? It is important to support the advancement in research in breast cancer but when purchasing a product with a ribbon, one is not doing such a thing. Instead you may be supporting a company that will only donate a small amount. How much “help” do these companies really contribute to the cause? Large retailers like Wal-mart and Target provide incentives to manufacturers by offering displays and ad-
ditional product placements for breast cancer sponsors in order to sell more goods and make more money. Many people have been referring to the month of October as a period where things are “pinkwashed.” The consumer should be more aware and conscious of their buying decisions because of potentially misleading advertising and labeling. “Cause marketing” can be a great way to raise money for nonprofit organizations but with breast cancer it seems to be taken a little out of hand. The raising of money for research has somehow morphed into a way of making money for big businesses. It is not right to use a charity as promotional characteristic to a commercial product. General Mills Inc. came up with the idea of putting pink lids on yogurt containers and
when customers mail the caps in, 10 cents donated per lid to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This is a great way to raise money but a major flaw was unveiled when I read the donation was capped at $2.5 million. It is important to try and distinguish whether a business is supporting an organization for its benefits to society rather than using it as a marketing tool. So is cause marketing a good thing for breast cancer awareness? With the overuse of cause marketing and the exploitation of Susan G. Komen, people may lose interest in the products that are helpful. Falling into business manipulation is not a successful way to support the cause one is trying to advocate. Erin O’Brien is a contributing columnist. She is a freshman and is undeclared.
Letter to the Editor: Arsaga’s Response to Review
Cindy Arsaga Letter to the Editor
While reading your article “New Campus Creperie Falls Flat” by Emily Rhodes, I was saddened to see that our new location, Arsaga’s at the Depot, was criticized for serving the writer a “cold” crepe. My initial reaction was one of exasperation that such
an off hand statement would be made about a business in such a cavalier way. I’d like your readers to know that we are a locally owned and family run independent business that takes great pride in our new creperie and that we, our family, and our staff work very hard to produce a quality product in an enjoyable environment. When I spoke to the assistant editor and later to the edi-
tor, I asked why we weren’t informed that the customer had a problem with our product. I was told that the writer’s statement was considered a review and that their policy was not to inform businesses that they were being reviewed during the review process. Of course reviews are clandestine by nature, and that was not my point, but it seemed to be the only point available to
the editorial staff. To dismiss a business in a few short sentences seems at best callous, and at worst unprofessional. I would ask that the Traveler do an actual review of our new business and then give us their considered opinion of our products, rather than dismiss our business out of hand and carelessly in an article devoted to the review of another business.
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In the Wake of Kony 2012 Evan Barber Staff Writer
The campus chapter of Invisible Children will screen the organization’s newest film, “MOVE,” in Giffels Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This is the first film release from Invisible Children since part two of the massively controversial film, “Kony 2012,” which both rallied untold leagues of support and aggravated some of the most vehement cynicism the world had ever seen. Some reporters, like CNN’s Piers Morgan, called “Kony 2012” “social networking at its best.” Others, like Musa Okwanga, claimed to hear “unfortunate echoes of colonialism” within the whole endeavor. But the spectrum of opinion stretched between and vastly beyond just these two voices, and most were very vocal about where they stood. The new film, “MOVE,” is released in coincidence with filmmaker Jason Russell’s first public appearance — an interview with Oprah — since his public mental breakdown and hospitalization back in March. For creating a film whose goal was 500,000 views by the end of the year, and which got 70 million in less than a week, Russell describes the exhaustion in his comparatively small team’s attempts to keep the world’s project concerns addressed, as well as the increasingly personal nature of much of the criticism, and how under compounding stress he eventually collapsed into what he refers to as an “out-of-body experience.” “I felt like the interview really helped to showcase his humanity again,” said Christy Harrington, junior graphic design major. “I think it helped partly because, for ‘MOVE,’ they brought Jason back as narrator. Maybe they wanted to restore his credibility before making him the voice of their newest film.” In the interview, Jason denies any and all allegations of drug use and/or public masturbation surrounding the incident, asserting that no one who accused him of the latter was actually there at the scene. But before his detainment and hospitalization for what has also been called “reactive psychosis,” Jason does remember, as he told Oprah, “slapping (his) hands on the ground as hard (he could)… flipping off cars, ranting and raving, talking about good versus evil, God and the devil,” and, of course, being completely nude. “He didn’t make excuses, or deny that his crazed episode happened, or downplay how it affected everyone around him and the organization,” said Flannery Wasson, president of the campus chapter of Invisible Children. “Jason showed true character coming back, apologizing, taking a moment to laugh at himself and then redirecting the attention to the main cause.” That main cause is, still, to bring a permanent end to the atrocities committed by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. “My biggest fear — and I think what happened as a result of Jason’s breakdown — was it gave people such an easy excuse not to have to deal with the reality of the LRA,” said Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children. “People just walked away, and they took a lot of their friends with them.” But the new film means a new chapter in the Kony 2012 movement, and it’s centered around an event they’re calling MOVE:DC, which is a massive rally in Washington, D.C., for the Nov. 17 Global Summit on the LRA. Invisible Children’s motivation for the rally is to
Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls Emily Rhodes Photo Editor
If there is something that I love to do in the beautiful Arkansas fall weather, it’s to camp. Morning hikes, setting up the campsite, hanging the hammocks and sitting by the fire - there really is nothing better than leaving the everyday busyness of life and escape to the woods. Though, I’m just the chef for the camping trip this weekend. Invitation denied. “Man camping” is a trip that my husband attends with our friend, Ben, and his family. It happens once a year and is full of inside jokes, secrets and undoubtedly a handle of whisky around the campfire and a great deal of rifle shooting in the national forest. They listen to the Little Rock game on the portable radio, spend full days hiking and getting lost, and cook chili in the dutch oven at night. If you can’t tell, I’m thoroughly jealous that I get to stay in Fayetteville this weekend. This year, each camper has to bring something to contribute to the food stash for the four-day extravaganza, so I had to send the men off with something delicious to eat while in the woods for the weekend. And what better campfire food than a tray of freshly baked cinnamon rolls? This may just be the best year of camp so far. Though, cinnamon rolls are a tricky thing to make. They take hours to rise, not to mention to mess caused from rolling, filling and cutting each individual roll. Not anymore. Here is the secret to great cinnamon rolls - overnight dough. I googled to get a basic recipe and then added my own ingredients to make it just right, and boy were they good. Breakfast the next morning - yes please. Leftovers to take to camp? Even better. Courtesy Photo hold world leaders accountable to their promises, “challenging viewers to move their digital efforts into the physical world,” as Russell stated on the official Invisible Children blog. All this is detailed in the new film. “That’s what MOVE:DC is all about,” said Bailey Cox, former Invisible Children roadie at the UA. “The youth are rallying on Capitol Hill and conducting hundreds of meetings with congressmen and women. We are letting them know that atrocious crimes against humanity should not be swept under the rug by any government. We all have a role to play in protecting our liberty because, despite geographical borders, our liberty is bound together.” Though “MOVE” may never tally as many views as “Kony 2012,” a truer measure of success will be seeing a strong, unified and cooperative Global Summit resolution to peaceably bring Kony and the LRA to justice. But an even truer measure — perhaps the truest — would be to actually get to watch this happen, and to then see the method applied to every indicted war criminal on the books. The prospect is certainly one worth striving for.
Ingredients For the dough: 5 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 package active-dry yeast ½ cup white sugar 3 large eggs 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) margarine 1 cup milk
For the filling: 2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon ½ cups dark brown sugar ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 6 tablespoons margarine ½ teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ cup chopped walnuts
Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish and set aside. Stir the flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and mix until incorporated. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it starts to boil, then add the margarine. Let cool for 10 minutes and add to the flour mixture.
Make Your Space Warm and Cozy This Fall Georgia Carter Staff Writer
As the temperatures drop, the leaves start to fall and finals loom even closer, the idea of staying inside and being cozy sounds more and more appealing to stressed-out students. People have many different ideas of what exactly “cozy” means, but in general it seems to be synonymous with feeling at home or being comfortable. A feeling of coziness can range anywhere from a scent, a food or even what you watch on TV. A Crock-Pot and a Crock-Pot cookbook are a great investment for students who have little culinary expertise and are short on time to spend cooking. Some Crock-Pot cookbooks have fairly traditional recipes, such as chicken and dumplings. Others have more exotic recipes, using flavors and foods from around the world. Pinterest.com is another source for delicious, easy slow-cooker recipes. Students with Pinterest accounts can simply enter “Crock-Pot recipe” into the search field and find numerous recipes. It just takes a little extra time in the morning or afternoon to put ingredients into a Crock-Pot and turn it on to cook throughout the day. Coming home to a delicious aroma and an even more delicious dinner already prepared will add a cozy feeling to your home. Scent is an extremely powerful sense. It can change how people perceive things and can trigger old memories. Filling your living space with an appealing scent can instantly put you in a better mood. During the colder months that surround the holiday season, certain scents can fill your home with coziness. Some of the most popular scents during this time are scents that remind people of holiday traditions and foods. Many scents are more “woodsy” and smell similar to Christmas trees, which are also more masculine than other scents of the season. Another popular scent during this season is pumpkin. It recalls carving pumpkins at Halloween and the traditional pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving dinner. Apple-cidertype scents and scents recalling traditional holiday baked goods, like sugar cookies, are also prevalent at this time. For students in apartments and houses, the most efficient way to disperse a scrumptious scent throughout their home is a candle. For students with young children or curious pets, a candle warmer may be a better
While the dough is resting, add the dry ingredients for the filling into a medium mixing bowl and mix together. Melt the margarine and add to the mixture. Add the vanilla. The filling should resemble wet sand in texture. Knead the dough on a floured surface or in a standalone mixer until stiff, about 7 minutes. Let the dough rest for 15 minutes, then roll out on a floured surface to ¼- ½ inch thick (the dough will keep rising up as you roll, so work quickly). Spread the rolled dough with the filling and roll from left to right into a long roll.
Rebekah Harvey Staff Photographer The Links at Fayetteville apartments offer cozy accommodations to students living off campus on Oct. 23rd. method to melt the wax than burning the candle’s wick. For students in dorms, room sprays, reed diffusers and wall plug-ins can do the trick as well. Bath and Body Works, located in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, has a large variety of products to scent your living space as well as a large diversity of scents. Target and Walmart are also good sources for these items. For those who want to shop more local, Spring Street Candle, located on Spring Street, is a Fayetteville company that makes and sells their own candles. Maude Boutique, on College Avenue, and Riffraff, on Block Avenue, also sell high-quality candles. Once you’ve eaten a delicious, warm meal from your Crock-Pot and lit a great-smelling candle (all after completing all homework and studying, of course), the time is right to curl up on the couch with a significant other, a friend, a pet or even just a warm blanket and indulge in a movie or TV-show marathon. For those who want the ultimate cozy day, picking a series of movies is an option that will keep you entertained for hours. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series are great for days like this. Watching
movies like these, with overarching themes and storylines, back to back ensure that the viewer will be able to keep track of the storyline easily. These movies are also critically acclaimed and highly entertaining. Nostalgic movies like “The Lion King,” “Toy Story” or “The Little Mermaid” are also good choices for these days because they remind us of childhood, a time when life was far less complicated. Lighthearted comedic sitcoms like “30 Rock,” “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” also let you have a break from stress by keeping you laughing and entertained. Really, any show that is fun, entertaining or positive is fair game for cozyday recreation. Between work, school and the changing seasons, students deserve a cozy place to come home to. But cozy is not just a warm bowl of soup and a soft blanket — it’s the feeling of relaxation, peacefulness and happiness. The feeling of home. Achieving a cozy vibe in your home is fairly simple: Fill your home with positivity, a comfy place to sit and a yummy aroma, and you too can have the ultimate cozy cave in which to spend your time.
Using a large knife, cut the roll into 10 individual pieces. Place the cinnamon rolls into the baking dish and sprinkle the walnuts over the rolls. Cover with clingfilm and place in the refrigerator overnight. The following morning, let the cinnamon rolls rest on the counter for 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Enjoy with cream cheese frosting or simply without icing - the gooey filling is icing enough! Though I won’t be spending my weekend around the campfire, there’s no reason not to send the boys off in style with something yummy to wake up and enjoy each morning. Maybe there will even be one leftover for me on Monday morning. Wherever your weekend plans take you, whether it’s to a Halloween party, home with the family or studying in Mullins, cinnamon rolls are the perfect on-the-go treat than can be made in a matter of minutes and enjoyed just a few hours later.
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52 Score tempo 54 Opposite of neo56 Fr. miss 58 *Momentarily forget 60 Like the best bonds, and a hint to the answers to starred clues 62 Dumpster fill 63 Reunion attendees 64 Goes down in the west 65 Done for the first time 66 Sew up 67 __ de deux 68 Trusty mounts DOWN 1 Made an appearance 2 Team captain’s concern 3 Morning janglers 4 Teeth-cleaning step 5 Title writer in a John Irving novel 6 Hasenpfeffer, for one 7 Director’s cry 8 Jam thickener 9 Black Hills terr. 10 *”Wheel of Fortune” host 11 “A Day Without Rain” New Ager 12 Culture medium
14 Israeli diplomat Abba 18 When one might have a late lunch 20 “The Chosen” novelist Chaim 24 “The Addams Family” adjective 27 Special __: military force 29 Flamenco shout 30 Shoreline indentation 32 Print maker 34 Wine barrel wood 35 Dictator Amin 36 *Space cadet’s home? 37 Inland Asian sea 38 Lehár operetta “The Merry __” 39 Breathable gases 42 Car at a long light, say 45 Herbal brew 46 Everglades birds 48 Cheerful 49 Painter Monet 50 Had an inkling 51 Small gifts 53 Extremists, for short 55 2004 remake starring Jude Law 56 Fabricate 57 Rested 59 Venus de Milo’s lack 61 Egyptian snake
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“En Garde”: A Bout With the Fencing Club Cameron McCauley Staff Writer
Each sport is wonderful in its own way. One such sport combines the gracefulness of watching a ballet with the intensity of witnessing an old western duel. Most only see it every four years, but a club at the UA keeps it alive during the breaks between the Summer Olympics. The dim lights and announcer shouting, “En Garde!” combine for one of the more unique Olympic viewing experiences. One thing is clear — there is nothing quite like fencing. One of history’s longesttenured sports, fencing is nothing short of a timeless treasure. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the University of Arkansas has a fencing tradition of its own. The fencing team has been around for 20 years, longer than the average club team, the president and coach said. The fencing team practices twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, with equipment they have been able to use since fencing began at the University. As with most club sports, the fencing team is always looking to gain new members who display any interest in the sport. Skill level is not an issue — everyone is welcome to try his or her hand at the fencing
Photo Courtesy of UA Fencing Club From left to right: assistant coach and treasurer Brandon Wood, Kennon Chu, Alex Ramey, Aaron Yeager and head coach and secretary Ian Downs at the club’s first tournament, The October Foil Fest in Springdale, Ark. Chu placed first, Ramey placed third and Yeager placed seventh in the tournament. club. Some of the fencers have prior experience and competed in their teenage years though their high schools didn’t have a team. This year, the team has a clear-cut goal of getting its members more involved in fencing outside of normal practice time. “One of my goals for getting people involved is actu-
ally getting people going to the competitions,” said team president Bruce Drebenstedt. Three members participated in a tournament two weeks ago in Springdale at the Arkansas Fencing Academy where the team’s head coach, Ian Downs, also coaches. “We get tournaments going, and I bring kids up to that as much as I can,” Downs said.
The three members finished first, third and seventh at the tournament. The participants only had a small amount of experience before taking part at the tournament. “All the students that were at the tournament started fencing in August and September,” said Drebenstedt, a senior who started fencing when he was a freshman.
Though the team has experienced success so far this year, loftier goals await. The club is planning to join the Intercollegiate Fencing Association, which will host national competitions in April 2013 in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Because I’ve got a tournament schedule set up at the Arkansas Fencing Academy, I’m taking people up as many as I can to tournaments up
there. Once we register ourselves with the IFA, we are going to start working on hosting tournaments here on campus,” Downs said. That involves getting new electric equipment and better floor paint, some of the other things the club is working to accomplish this year. “(The paint stripes) we work with are wide and short,” Downs said of the club’s current practice conditions. Dues are $10. They are working on doing fundraisers in the future and on receiving funds from the HPER, where all their equipment is kept. The club has been reaching out the past few years to spread the word to fellow students about fencing and have even done demonstrations and handed out flyers on the union lawn. Drebenstedt said there is even an easier way to draw attention to the club. “Honestly the best way we’ve gotten people right now is carrying this equipment around the HPER. We get a lot of walk-ins that way,” Downs said. No matter how people discover the fencing club, it is easy to see how the members become so involved in the fencing madness. While it may not be the most action-packed sport on the market, seeing grown men and women swing sabres at each other will always be a good source of entertainment.
Hogs Win Back-to-Back Games in Straight Sets Haley Markle Asst. Sports Editor
The Razorback volleyball team defeated both Kentucky and Mississippi State in straight sets over the weekend and looks to continue that success at home this weekend. The pair of wins brought Arkansas’ record to 16-6 and 7-4 in the Southeastern Conference. “Road weekend, two wins, that’s a great thing,” head coach Robert Pulliza said of his team’s success. The Hogs had an average hitting percentage of .345 over the weekend, with .330 against the Wildcats Friday night and .360 against the Bulldogs Sunday. “It says that we were collectively a great group, bottom line,” Pulliza said of the great offensive performance.
Two players reached career milestones over the weekend. Senior Jasmine Norton, who already had over 1,000 kills in her career, reached the 1,000 dig mark. “I’m more proud of her for 1,000 digs than for the kills, because the digging part and the passing part shows focus, shows dedications, shows effort, shows commitment to doing things the right way,” Pulliza said. “There’s still a lot of volleyball to be played, so she’ll get a lot more than a thousand,” Pulliza added. Junior Raymariely Santos recorded career assist number 2,500. “As a setter, she’s really starting to come into her own,” Pulliza said of Santos, who has only been setting full-time for three seasons. “It talks a lot about her maturity and dedication and
her desire to be great. I’m very proud of her,” Pulliza said. The Razorbacks are back home this weekend to face the Alabama Crimson Tide Friday and the Missouri Tigers Sunday afternoon. The Tide are 14-9 overall, with a conference record of 3-8. Alabama has lost their last three matches, and dropped the last two in straight sets to Florida and Georgia. “They’re going to be really hard to defend,” Pulliza said. “It’s going to be a really tough match.” The Tigers are 15-6, 5-2 in conference play. In their last weekend of play, Missouri fell to Ole Miss 3-1, but defeated Auburn 3-2. “They know how to win,” Pulliza said of the Tigers. “So we’ve got two battles this weekend and we really need the Razorback nation both on Friday and Sunday.”
Mary McKay Staff Photographer Head volleyball coach Robert Pulliza met with the media Tuesday to discuss his team’s success over the weekend and the upcoming matches against Alabama and Missouri.
Mid-Season College Football Picks from Liz Beadle
Liz Beadle Staff Writer Believe it or not, this weekend will be week nine in the college football world. It’s time to take a look at who I’m raving about and who I’m ranting about. Here’s a mid-season report card, from my perspective: Biggest Surprise: TIE: Florida and Notre
Dame. To most people, it’s probably more of a shock that Florida is where they are, but when you can recruit the way they can, when you have a coach with just the right amount of crazy in his eyes and when you have the support of what I would argue is the best overall athletic program in the country, rebuilding really doesn’t take that long. I would never have thought the Gators would be this successful, but Notre Dame is a bit more shocking to me. Mainly because they’ve been rebuilding since, what, 1994? Notre Dame has a test this weekend in Norman, Okla., and if they pass it, I’ll be officially convinced. The biggest problem for the Irish is that they were supposed to have the best strength of schedule
in the country this year, but it’s really not turning out that way. Regardless, Florida and Notre Dame started the season ranked No. 23 and No. 24, respectively, in the USA Today poll. In the latest BCS standings, they’re ranked No. 2 and No. 5, respectively. They’re surely two teams I love to hate from time to time, but I have to respect them both for what they’ve done on the field so far this season. My pick for coach of the year so far: Bill O’Brien. I know it is pretty much a cardinal sin to say anything positive about the university in Happy Valley, but I cannot help but be impressed with the way O’Brien has dealt with seemingly insurmountable challenges. We think fans have it bad
with John L. Smith, but we can’t even imagine dealing with what fans are facing at Penn State. The Nittany Lions are 5-2 and undefeated in Big Ten play. O’Brien’s leadership and guidance of these innocent student-athletes has been a victory for college sports and everything they stand for. Bill Snyder of Kansas State was a close second for this one, in case anyone was wondering. My pick for Heisman winner so far: Kansas State’s Collin Klein. He’s more than a great quarterback. He’s a leader and a stand-up human being, all things the Heisman committee loves. He is a fantastic passer with better decisionmaking skills than most of his competition.
Plus, he’s got the supporting cast you need to win this trophy. This very well might be a national championship team. If they keep playing the way they are, I don’t see any reason why Klein doesn’t win the Heisman. Best moment so far: NC State’s last minute win over Florida State. It just doesn’t get any better than that — huge upset at the very end in dramatic, fourth-down fashion. Love it. Biggest Disappointment: The Razorbacks. I could be referring to college football or my young personal life thus far, and the answer would still be the 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks. Ranked eighth in the country going into the second week of the season, the Hogs are
now 3-4 just hoping and praying for bowl eligibility. I was not one of the people thinking we had any shot at winning the Southeastern Conference West or anything else of value this year, but I would have laughed in your face if you had told me it was going to be this bad. Please note: other people are disappointing too. Just think of Michigan State. The Spartans were ranked No. 13 in the preseason, but they go into the ninth week of college football unranked and with a 4-4 record. Liz Beadle is a staff writer for The Arkansas Traveler. Her column appears every other Wednesday. Follow the sports section on Twitter @UATravSports.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 The Arkansas Traveler Newspaper
Hogs Leave Room for Improvement Zack Wheeler Staff Writer
The No. 15 University of Arkansas men’s golf team finished seventh at the three-day Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Windermere, Fla., Tuesday. Senior Austin Cook ended the invitational ninth overall and improved throughout the tournament. He shot 75, 74 and 70 on the 72-par course. “Austin had a great tournament and was as good as anyone on the course today,” head coach Brad McMakin said after play ended Tuesday. Arkansas was led on day one by freshman Taylor Moore, who shot a three-under par 69 to place him fourth individually. The Razorbacks shot a collective 12-over par as a team, which put them in a tie for the No. 10 place in the overall standings.
Cook shot the second-best round for the Hogs, a 3-over par 75 on the 7,544-yard Isleworth Country Club course. The rest of the Razorback team seemed to struggle getting things going on a long and demanding golf course. Junior Joe Doramus posted a 77 and freshman Nicolas Echavarria posted a 79 to finish out the scores that counted towards the Razorbacks’ overall team score. Junior William Meason finished the day with an 8-over par 80 in his first tournament of the season. The Razorbacks made up ground on the second day of the tournament and advanced from 10th to seventh after a 4-over par performance. Day two was led by Echavarria, who posted a round of even par. His round could have been among the best on the day, if he had not finished the day with a double bogey. Doramus and Meason both
posted a 1-over par 73. For Meason, the score was a seven stroke improvement from the previous day. Cook posted the final score that factored into the Razorbacks team score, shooting a 2-over par 74 to round out a solid performance for the Hogs on day two of the Invitational. Moore, who was sensational on day one, struggled a little more on day two posting a 79, but was still tied for 22nd individually. On the final day of play, the Razorback’s held steady to bring home a seventh place finish in the final tournament of the fall season. Arkansas shot 12-over par and finished the tournament at 28-over. No. 1 California won the tournament with a score of 4-over par. “This is a difficult course and I thought that the team was able to perform well,” McMakin said. The team was led Tuesday
by Cook, who sank seven birdies and shot a two-under par 70, and finished the tournament ninth individually. Meason’s 2-over par score of 74 was second best for the Razorbacks on the final day. Had he not posted a triple bogey on the par four, 465-yard eighth hole, Meason would have posted the best score of his career. Echavarria finished day three with a 4-over par 76. Echavarria and Meason each finished the tournament at 11over par and finished tied for 40th. Doramus recorded the final round that counted for the team score, the eighth time he has done so in as many tries during the fall season. His score of 8-over par placed him in a tie for 52nd. Moore’s shot a final round of 12-over par to tie for 58th. “Now we turn our attention to the classroom and sharpening our games to be prepared for the spring,” McMakin said.
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