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Justice Sotomayor comes to campus, encourages community bonds BY KELLY LYONS Editor-in-Chief


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke at the Bob Carpenter Center on Thursday as part of the university’s First Year Common Reader program. The First Year Common Reader was Sotomayor’s biography “My Beloved World.”

Campus farmers’ market not so local BY KELSEY WENTLING Staff Reporter

Twenty-six years ago, Mark Barczewski began selling tomatoes on the side of the road to make diaper money for his newborn son. Passersby would drop money in an old cigar box, grab a few tomatoes and be on their way. At the time, Barczewski was working at the DuPont Factory by day, and at night, he would head over to his nearby farm stand to collect that day’s diaper money.

“I hate podiums,” said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as she descended the steps of the stage at the Bob Carpenter Sports Building. Sotomayor signaled to her security team lining the edges of the seating on the floor. “These very stern looking people—they’re my police protection,” Sotomayor said, as she looked at her security. This was only one more way in which this year’s First Year Experience speaker let freshmen get closer to her. The first way was by letting them into her own thoughts and feelings through her book “My Beloved World,” the required common reader for incoming freshmen. As a Puerto Rican woman from New York City, Sotomayor said she had to persevere through economic, health and social hardships, such as her diagnosis of Type I Diabetes in childhood. She then went on to graduate from Princeton University and Yale University’s school of law. Though she is proud of becoming a Supreme Court justice, she said that is not all she has done with her life. “I wasn’t a justice first, and I hope I won’t be a justice last— that I’ll be Sonia first and Sonia last,” she said. Sotomayor said she wrote “My Beloved World” “to give something really big and heavy to my friends, and, whenever I get too full of myself, they would hit me over the head with it.” Sotomayor then began to advise students, as she patted some on the back and shook some of their hands, that instead

of being concerned with their own egos, they should be more concerned with answering the question of how to improve the world. “Don’t worry about the social and economic importance of what you do,” she said. “Do whatever satisfies you.” Whatever this may be, Sotomayor advised, students should be pursuing knowledge and continue learning throughout their lives to become more engaging people. “What will make you a meaningful person in life is that you become an interesting person,” she said. Sotomayor also stressed the importance of friends and family in her life. Sociology professor Maggie Andersen, who introduced Sotomayor and coordinated her visit to the university, commented on the emphasis of community that Sotomayor incorporates into her book. “No matter how smart and determined you are, you do not go it alone,” Andewrsen said. Sotomayor applied this theory specifically to college students, tying it into the process of writing papers and working on projects. She said sharing her book with others during the editing stage was useful for getting getting the support of her family members and delving deeper into her family history. Once Sotomayor climbed back onto the stage, students presented questions freshmen in FYE classes had constructed for the justice. Sotomayor asked those students to come down from the seats and take pictures with her once she finished her talk.

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Nineteen years later, after several episodes of theft, in which not only tomatoes but entire crates were stolen, Barczewski quit corporate America and expanded his tomato stand into a sizable produce and flower stand. Just down the road, the university’s Dining Services entered the produce business and opened the university’s first farmers’ market in Mentor’s Circle in 2010.

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University farmers market sells food from four locallyowned farms and food from 17 out-of-state farms.

Managing Mosaic Editor Katie Alteri spoke with English musician Ed Sheeran prior to his performance at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center last Wednesday. For his thoughts on his upcoming album and song inspirations see SHEERAN page 9

University ‘shmacks’ rugby team with five-year suspension, team appeals BY CADY ZUVICH & MATT BUTLER Managing News Editor & Student Affairs News Editor

Sophomore rugby team member Thomas Abram has been playing rugby since freshman year of high school and said the


university’s club program is a crucial aspect of what attracted him to enroll in the first place. Now, Abram will be unable to play rugby for the remainder of his college career after the Office of Student Conduct decided last week to suspend the entire program–– which more than 80 students are a


part of––for five years. The suspension comes after the Sept. 9 “I’m Shmacked” events in which a party occurred at 402 S. College Ave., a house rented by four members of the rugby team. Abram said an individual who is on the rugby team was in contact with I’m Shmacked representatives,


who paid the house member to host the party. “I was shocked myself,” Abram said. “[The incidents] were not caused by the rugby team––it was caused by individuals acting on their own.”

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The Christian Democrats appear to be heading towards an election victory, according to initial exit polls in Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears set to maintain her status as one of Germany’s longest-serving leaders since the completion of World War II. Merkel’s center-right party won 42 percent of the initial exit polls, which were released by the German public ARD broadcaster. This will give her the chance to combine forces with an opposing political party, likely the Social Democrats, which won 26 percent of the exit polls,. If these two parties come together, it might make Germans more willing to support stimulus packages and loosen up when dealing with European partners like Greece, Spain and Portugal, analysts speculated. Merkel, 59, has been a reserved but popular leader, earning the respect of Germans during Europe’s economic crisis. Peer Steinbrück, 66, Merkel’s main rival, is a longtime Social Democrat from Hamburg who served as finance minister under Merkel between 2005 and 2009. Several challenges face Merkel and the Christian Democrats over the next four years, including sustaining growth in a shrinking population, restoring prosperity throughout Europe and addressing the increasing views that the gap between the rich and poor in Germany is widening. -Rachel Taylor, Copy Desk Chief



At least 62 people have been reported dead following the terrorist attack on a luxury mall in Nairobi. Joseph Ole Lenku, Kenya’s interior minister, stated “almost all” of the hostages were evacuated from the Westgate Mall, but as of yesterday, gunfire and explosions were still heard echoing from the mall while the remaining number of hostages was still unclear. As night fell, Kenyan authorities said they were confident the attack was nearly at an end, and they had taken control of all of the floors of the mall. Yesterday, Kenyan security forces had the mall surrounded, and members of Al-Shabab, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaida, set fire to the mall’s supermarket to distract security. Forces sealed the mall to ensure the attackers could not escape, but the terrorists continued to elude security officials. The violence erupted on Saturday when an estimated 10 to 15 militants from Al-Shabab stormed the mall. According to witnesses, the group began firing rounds at civilians and tossing grenades inside the popular shopping center before taking hostages. Shoppers reported being questioned, and the majority of those who responded that they were Muslim were set free. According to Al-Shabab’s Twitter page, the attack was a response to Kenyan forces’ 2011 invasion of Somalia.

Two suicide bombers killed at least 81 and injured more than 120 in Pakistan Sunday. The attack took place as mass ended at All Saints Church of Pakistan, a Protestant church in the city of Peshawar. With people filing out of the church, two individuals wearing suicide vests blew themselves up. A terrorist group called Jundullah claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was in response to the United States utilizing drones in Pakistan. Jundullah has been linked to Al-Qaida and has expressed a goal of killing non-Muslims. Pakistan is a largely Muslim country, and less than two percent of the population identify as Christian. Following the attack, protests took place around the country against the government for perceived failings to protect Christians. This is the worst attack against Pakistani Christians, who have been charged under the country’s blasphemy law in the past. In March, a Christian girl was accused of burning a Quran, and later that month, a mob burned the homes of hundreds of Christians in the Pakistani city of Lahore. “Every Christian is feeling under siege in Pakistan,” Tahir Naveed Chaudhry, chairman of the Pakistan Minorities Alliance, said.

-Kelly Flynn, Managing News Editor

-Matt Bittle Copy Desk Chief

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Bo Xilai, a former Chinese Poliburo member and champion of populist politics, was sentenced to life in prison Sunday after being convicted of embezzlement, bribery and abuse of power. The verdict was given by the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court after a monthlong trial that was closed off to international and independent journalists. Bo issued an appeal of the verdict yesterday. Bo’s removal from from office took place in March 2012 after his former police chief–– Wang Lijun––attempted to seek asylum at a U.S. consulate following the death of British businessman Neil Heywood. Bo’s wife, Ju Kailai was convicted of Heywood’s murder and sentenced to a suspended death sentence. The former politician––son of longtime politician Bo Yibo–– was accused of firing Wang in an attempt to cover up his wife’s murder. He was soon after linked to several financial scandals, such at taking over 20.4 million yuan in bribes. In a letter written to his family on Sept. 12, Bo maintained his innocence, but stated he expected a long sentence. “Meanwhile I will be waiting quietly in prison,” Bo said. “Dad was thrown in prison multiple times in his lifetime and I will look up to him as my role model.”

At least two people are dead as a result of a powerful typhoon that hit southern China, creating a sense of chaos in Hong Kong, one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Typhoon Usagi made landfall on Sunday approximately 85 miles north of Hong Kong at Shanwei after being weakened from the “severe” category as it moved inland. The typhoon went around the city as it crossed the Guangdong Province, according to a bulletin from the Hong Kong Observatory. The two death occurred in Shantou City, Guangdong Province and have been blamed on strong winds blowing over a tree. The storm killed another two people when it hit the Philippines. Over 80,000 people were moved to the Fujian province, where at least 50,000 disaster-relief workers were deployed and flooding was reported. As of late Sunday, the storm knocked out over 170,000 households’ power in Fujian province. As the Guangdong province is a center for Chinese nuclear power, the Daya Bay nuclear power plant initiated emergency plans, with four of the six power generating units ordered to operate at a reduced load. Usagi hit the east and south coasts of Taiwan on Saturday after striking the Philippines northern islands, cutting off power and triggering landslides.

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Harrington Residence Complex to reopen fall 2015 BY ALISON WILSON Staff Reporter

Harrington Residence Complex was temporarily closed after the spring 2013 semester to be renovated and reconfigured as part of the plan to transform East Campus into the university’s freshmen and first-year student neighborhood. “Harrington is undergoing a full renovation including all student rooms, public areas, bathrooms, windows, electrical and plumbing systems and all furnishings,” Jim Tweedy, senior associate director of Residence Life and Housing, stated in an email message. “The renovation is part of a multi-stage, multi-year plan to improve all residence halls on campus and to continuously improve campus life.” Kathleen Kerr, executive director of Residence Life and Housing, said the university’s plans to renovate Harrington have “been in the works for many, many years.” The Harrington Commons will undergo what Alexine Cloonan, project manager at the university’s Facilities Planning & Construction Department, said is “a complete gut and upgrade” as part of the third step in the process of creating a freshmen community on East Campus. This process began in 2007 with the renovations made to Russell Complex and continued with the addition of Louis Redding and Eliphalet Gilbert Halls, which opened in August, Cloonan said. The

present stage of the process involves constructing the Academy Street Dining and Residence Halls and closing Harrington to be modernized and refurbished, she said. The majority of the large-scale improvements being made to the Harrington Complex will be made to the Commons, Cloonan said. Facilities Planning & Construction will tear away the glass facade to create a more welcoming front entrance, and grand doors centered on the wall that faces the Harrington Turf will replace the current side entrance that exists now, she added. “Entrances are being designed so that each Harrington building can access the Commons directly without going outside,” Tweedy said. In addition, the front doors will open into an activity hub consisting of student lounges, a Provisions On Demand, a fitness center and the headquarters for Harrington Resident Assistant Staff and Coordinator offices, Kerr said. The Harrington Mart, which has served East Campus students’ snacking needs for years, will be replaced by a 3,500 square feet P.O.D. run by Dining Services, including a fully functional sandwich station, Cloonan said. The satellite fitness center will be expanded and reconfigured, and a large student lounge will be at the heart of it all, she said. The current air-conditioning system in the Commons will be

replaced by one of higher quality so students can cool off during summer months while studying or socializing with other Harrington residents, Kerr said. “I think it will be a much more social space for Harrington students,” she added. While the Commons is where the majority of the work will be done, Harrington dorms are essentially being refreshed; the carpeting and lighting are being upgraded, while all walls and ceilings will receive new coats of paint, she added. However, due to Harrington’s concrete foundations, the footprints of the halls and rooms will remain as they are, Cloonan said. “There’s not a lot we can do to modify the interiors, in terms of the size and shapes of the rooms,” she said. The Harrington Complex, which was built in the 1960s, has withstood quite a bit of wear and tear over the years, Cloonan said, adding that it’s time to start fresh. Asbestos that was found on the roof of the complex was friable, or loose, but was properly removed. It only became hazardous to the construction workers when the demolition process began and it was never a danger to the students, Cloonan said. The university’s main goal is to ensure that freshmen and first-year students are residing close to the core of the school as they become familiar with the university’s sprawling


Harrington dorms are being renovated and will be ready by summer 2015 for new students. campus and make the transition to college life, Kerr said. The closer they are to the hub of campus, the more inclined students will be to engage in the many activities that go on at the student centers, she added. “Harrington has traditionally been a very popular residence hall,”

Tweedy said. Facilities Planning and Construction expects the Harrington Complex to reopen for the fall semester of 2015, Cloonan said. “We’re really excited about it,” she added. “We think it’s going to be a big change.”

Cyber Aces program introduced, designed to train tech talent, cyber defense BY MATT BUTLER

many of their security professionals are here. The other thing is that the army just moved their largest research facility from northern New Delaware Gov. Jack Markell Jersey to Aberdeen, Maryland. They has announced a new program have 10,000 scientists and engineers designed to provide training for there. We’re just stepping up to meet students in order to improve their the need.” cyber skills and to identify talent in Elayne Starkey, the Chief the cyber field. The Delaware Cyber Security Officer of Delaware, said Aces Program aims to give students Delaware has been a leader in cyberthe opportunity to display their based efforts during the past several ability, as well as train them in the years, and the state is attractive to cyber defense field. programs like Cyber Aces in part due Chase Cotton, a professor of to its small size. She said programs electrical and computer engineering, like the Cyber Aces are gaining has been involved in training importance because while the cyber students in technology for several world is ever expanding, there is a years. He said Delaware is one “critical shortage” of people who of the leaders in cyber education, are skilled enough and properly and Cyber Aces programs are equipped to defend that world. currently active in several other “For a state, we are pretty states. Cyber Aces specifically agile,” Starkey said. “We have a reinforces computer resource good working relationship, and managers, operating systems and that’s combined with there are a computer networking and system lot of people in Delaware who are administration, Cotton said. extremely passionate about cyber “Those three basic subjects, security, in particular cyber security you have to understand those well training and training of the next in order to understand how they generation of cyber professionals.” might be vulnerable, and what you Starkey said one drawback of can do to protect them,” Cotton Cyber Aces is there will be some said. “That’s the significant cost knowledge base at the back end that Cyber Aces of the program, is aiming for.” mostly due to T h e s e the setup of basic topics are the website essential to being that trains able to do more participants, sophisticated although there things with is no payment computers required for and computer participants. She safety, Cotton said they hope said. He said the free cost will his department attract their main is working on demographic creating both targets, which a major and a are unemployed minor focused w o r k e r s , around cyber students and defense and veterans. The cyber protection. members of He said many these groups do daily operations not always have are run through sufficient money computers, -ELAYNE STARKEY, to pay for the and therefore, CHIEF SECURITY type of training it makes sense that Cyber Aces OFFICER OF DELAWARE offers, Starkey to train people in what to do said, but there is in case of a technological problem often a need for further education or or cyber attack. If the university is job training. going to teach students how to create Starkey also said Delaware’s computer-related hardware and registration numbers for the Cyber software, students should also learn Aces program, so far, are the highest what could happen if something per capita of any state that has signed goes wrong, Cotton said. up for the program. She said there The program does not have are several efforts going on that are a specific criteria participants trying to encourage people to enter would have to meet in order to the program, including at Delaware be considered for admittance, State University, Wilmington although those with higher computer University and the university itself, knowledge going in may be able to among other places. grasp the teachings of the program Junior Ron Cichocki said a bit easier, Cotton said. One of the he thinks it is a good thing cyberreasons the program is not closed to awareness is starting to gain more high school and college students is traction in Delaware. He said he because the state is aware there are believes it would be beneficial for many people who wish to change programs like Cyber Aces to spread careers, and technological fields to even more states. are one of the more popular careers “If you look at it like a global these days, Cotton said. thing, computers hold everything,” “In Wilmington, we have this Cichocki said. “If a hacker gets in huge financial industry that came a bad mood, there are not a lot of here years ago,” Cotton said. “They barriers that he wouldn’t be able to do financial services and those break through if he wanted to do a computers are located here, as well as lot of damage.” Student Affairs Desk Editor


Bryan Townsend participates in the SNAP challenge, the commitment to eat all of one’s meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant.

Reps. live on $4.50 daily food allowance, bring awareness as SNAP cuts loom BY ELIZABETH QUARTARARO Executive Editor

Last week, Rep. Edward Osienski (D-Del.) and State Sen. Bryan Townsend (D-Del.) lived on a week’s food budget of $31.50 as a part of the SNAP Challenge, a national initiative by the Food Research and Action Center. The initiative provides an opportunity for participants to experience the challenges of living with a limited food budget, according to the FRAC website. Osienski and Townsend’s participation in the challenge ended the same day Congress voted to cut $40 billion from SNAP over 10 years by restricting eligibility as a part of the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act, a part of the Farm Bill. Reports from the Associated Press said President Barack Obama plans to veto the bill. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the Food Stamps Program, allots Delawarean recipients $4.25 for food each day, coming to $29.75 per week, SNAP Outreach Coordinator for Delaware Matthew Talley said. Delaware’s benefit is slightly less than the average national benefit of $31.50 per week, he said. On his sixth day participating in the challenge, Townsend said he was feeling less energized and less focused than usual. Townsend said he did not want to “dramatize” the act of undertaking the weeklong SNAP Challenge, and said there should be a more open and honest conversation about the food choices available to people who are on public assistance. He said while doing the SNAP Challenge, he was not “living in starvation,” but it really limited his options, choices and nutrition. “I can’t stress enough that it’s one week, and I know that a safety net is there for me realistically,” Townsend said. “But it’s still an important week, an important

lesson.” During the 2012 fiscal year, an average of 68,287 Delawarean households relied on SNAP each month, Talley said. The intent of SNAP is to “supplement the household food budget, not to supplant it,” though there are some people who do rely on SNAP for their whole food budget, Talley said. The SNAP budget has already been cut this year, Talley said. A boost in funding to SNAP as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 is set to expire at the end of October, Talley said, meaning benefit recipients will receive less money starting this November. The idea behind the boost in the ARRA was that families recovering from the recession would have a slightly more money to spend on food in grocery stores and in the local economy, providing the stimulus effect, Talley said. Every five dollars in SNAP benefits creates up to nine dollars of economic activity, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. The reductions this November will cut between $11 for a one-person household to $36 for a four-person household, per month, according to a report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Talley said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the effect of politicians’ taking on the SNAP Challenge in their future policymaking. Rep. John Carney (D-Del.) participated in the SNAP Challenge earlier this summer, and he ended up switching his stance on a lot of nutrition programs, Talley said. “It’s a very divided issue, but overwhelmingly, the population doesn’t seem to want SNAP to go away,” Talley said. “It helps a lot of people in ‘red states,’ actually more than it does in ‘blue states.’ The majority [of SNAP benefits] go to

people in so-called ‘red states.’ It’s not a Republican-Democrat issue among constituents so much as it is a Republican-Democrat issue among the [representatives] in Congress.” Osienski said, as a policymaker, he wanted to participate in the challenge in order to raise awareness for hunger in Delaware. “I knew we would get some attention, so that’s why I took part in the challenge, to raise awareness and also to raise awareness of the need to support our food pantries, the food bank, meals on wheels programs,” Osienski said. Osienski spent $31.42 shopping for the challenge and said he bought two pounds of pasta, a jar of Ragu, a whole roasted chicken, baby carrots, a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of whole wheat bread, eggs, milk, brown rice, bananas and two cans of black beans. He said some of the most difficult aspects of the challenge included the careful planning before going shopping and not being able to share weekend meals at restaurants with friends. On day six of the challenge, Talley said most of his food was starchy and rice or potato-based. He said he was eating fewer fruits and vegetables than he normally eats. Coffee was not in the budget, so he was “dragging a little bit in the morning,” he said. “It is certainly enlightening to me to kind of see how people who are on such a low food budget have to carefully do their shopping and dedicate so much time to purchasing and preparing meals,” he said. Townsend said participating in the SNAP challenge was an eyeopening experience and said he would encourage people to try it. “I would encourage UD students to do it for a week or a few days,” Townsend said. “I know a lot of them live on pre-paid budgets, but I think it’s a really important learning experience to walk a mile in someone’s shoes.”

“There are a lot of people in Delaware who are extremely passionate about [...] training of the next generation of cyber professionals.”




Reprint: Alpha Sigma Phi returns to university An incorrect article was published in place of this article last edition. The correct version is below. BY CHRISTINE BARBA Staff Reporter


Heroin use has increased in the Delaware and Philadelphia areas, partially due to its low cost.

Heroin increasing in local prevalence, decreasing in perceived danger BY ERYN JOHNSON Staff Reporter

Use of the illegal drug heroin has risen in Delaware in recent years, a member of a drug prevention program said. “Heroin use is definitely an epidemic in the area,” said Jeremiah Daley, executive director of the PhiladelphiaCamden High Intensity Drug Traffic Areas program. He said heroin drug use is on the rise in the greater Philadelphia area as a whole. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the HIDTA programs aim to reduce drug trafficking and production in the United States through a variety of methods, including cooperation and intelligence sharing among law enforcement agencies and coordinated strategies to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the country. “The goal of the program is to create some context in which federal, state and local law can work cooperatively to reduce national availability of drugs,” Daley said. The HIDTA program does not deal with street-level sales nor individual use other than through prevention. Rather, the organization deals with trafficking of drugs smuggled through regions of the United States and across country borders, Daley said. Daley said 30 to 40 years ago, heroin use was a localized phenomenon, and the typical user was a povertystricken inner city resident who purchased the drug from a local street dealer. In contrast, today suburban middle-class residents are taking heroin, he said. “There used to be a stigma that heroin was just for junkies, but now, that stigma has changed,” said Darryl Chambers, graduate research assistant at the University of Delaware’s Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies. The change from traditional users is predominantly costrelated. Many of these new users are transitioning from prescription opioid drug abuse to heroin because of the relative cheapness, Daley said. With a crackdown on prescription painkillers, pills such as oxytocin and oxycodone can range from $20 to $30 a pill, while heroin can cost $10 or less for a bag, he said. “About a year ago, officials in Wilmington were talking about cracking down on prescription drugs, and they did,” Chambers said. “This problem is what has resulted from that—kids taking those pills recreationally are opting for the much more inexpensive heroin.” Chambers said that in Philadelphia, they are even seeing young women who have become addicted in the sex trade prostituting themselves to pay for the habit. “The number of heroin


abusers is increasing, and so is the supply—the supply and demand curves aren’t intersecting,” Daley said. “They are following each other. Four factors affect the prevalence of a drug: cost, availability, perceived danger and amount of dependency produced by the drug.” The drug is cheap as well as widely available, with supplies coming in from the Indian states in South America as well as Mexico, which has recently entered the market, Daley said. He said heroin is simple to produce—there is no complex chemical process. The opium plant is grown, harvested and refined into heroin, he said. While the availability of heroin has risen, the perceived danger associated with heroin has gone down 2 percent, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey also said the lower the perceived risk associated with a drug, the higher the rate of substance abuse. “The number of first-time heroin users doubled over the last five years, and a portion of them became dependent,” Daley said. He said heroin dependency takes about two to three months of regular use to develop, “but once a user is addicted, it is brutal.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 23 percent of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it. This problem is not just a Philadelphia-area problem but one affecting the entire nation, Daley said. Philadelphia is the major supplier for this area simply because it is a large city in close proximity, Chambers said. “Delaware is such a unique setting with so many heroin towns close by—Baltimore, Philadelphia and Camden,” Chambers said. “Delaware is ideal for dealers, and the university is prime real estate to introduce something like this.” Junior Jared McCabe said he thinks drug use is a problem on campus, although he does not think heroin is a prevalent drug at the university. “I think weed, alcohol and Adderall are the most popular drugs on campus,” McCabe said. From a student perspective, McCabe said programs should be incorporated into school curriculums in order to drive teenagers’ attention away from drugs and to find positive replacements for drug behavior in their lives. But Daley said he does not think the solution is so simple. “We are very concerned with the problem escalation,” Daley said. “People are shifting from prescription drugs to heroin, which speaks to the larger problem of over medicating people. Policymakers need to get their arms around this issue. There is a broad public policy solution, not a law enforcement solution.”

Alpha Sigma Phi, a new fraternity on campus, is currently working to recruit members and build a membership base in order to be officially chartered some time in the next year. Junior Jordan Naft, who has been working with Alpha Sigma Phi’s national office to bring the organization to campus, said at the end of the day, he wants to come back to the university knowing he made a lasting legacy. “I want an opportunity to take charge of something, make it my own and bring it forward,” Naft said. “This is a great opportunity to take a fraternity and really bring it to fruition at our school.” The fraternity was first founded at Yale University in 1845 and is the tenth-oldest fraternity in the nation, Matthew Humberger, the national vice president of Alpha Sigma Phi, said. The fraternity is the fastest-growing Greek organization in the nation, and it used to have a chapter at the university until about 20 years ago, Humberger said. Once the expansion of a fraternity takes place at a university, it becomes what is called a colony, he said. After the group accomplishes thirteen goals, the fraternity then becomes a chapter, which Humberger thinks should happen by next fall, he said. Alpha Sigma Phi is very intentional with the universities it chooses to establish colonies at, he said. “I think we’ve got a strong amount of alumni in the area, and it’s a place where we used to have a chapter,” Humberger said. “Restarting a dormant chapter is really important to us.” Adam Cantley, assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority

Life, stated in an email message that Alpha Sigma Phi was selected to join the Greek community as a part of a long-term expansion policy. The Inter-Fraternity Council adopted the policy more than five years ago, he said. The university has been in contact with Alpha Sigma Phi’s national office for more than a year regarding the expansion at the university, Cantley said. He has been working with students hoping to start a chapter in a variety of ways to ensure a successful transition here at the university, which includes providing rooms and other resources, he said. “All recognized Greek organizations at Delaware must be nationally affiliated, have at least six members and provide the necessary insurance requirements outlined by the Office of Risk Management,” Cantley said. “Each Greek governing body sets the other expectations and requirements.” The fraternities that have been approved to come to campus for the fall of 2013 are Alpha Sigma Phi for the Inter-Fraternity Council and Pi Alpha Phi for the Multicultural Greek Council, Cantley said. There will be staff on campus helping the group between Oct. 14 and Nov. 18 to recruit founding fathers and students who want to leave their legacy on campus, Humberger said. Staff will help the group in the spring semester as well, he said. Naft said he is interested in being a member of this fraternity because he likes leadership positions. The fraternity wants to make an impact in every facet of Greek life, including charity, Naft said. He said he wants the fraternity to start off with a bang as a way to make a good first impression with other students on campus who may consider rushing in the future, as well as other Greek organizations. “Especially as a new

organization on campus, you’re going to want to excel,” he said. “You’re going to want to make sure that you’re coming out and not disappointing right away, and to make sure you’re striving.” Some interested students met with former alumni of Alpha Sigma Phi last week, Naft said. The group included an alumnus who was a founding father when the fraternity was initially founded on campus. Alumni from as far as two and a half hours away came to encourage the students to continue their work on bringing Alpha Sigma Phi to campus, he said. Interested students are organizing events before nationals comes down so they can get to know each other, Naft said. On Thursday, they met at Buffalo Wild Wings in order to become more acquainted with one another. Naft said the group thinks familiarity is a key to being successful in starting a fraternity. Sophomore Chris Soto said he tried rushing last semester but thought it wasn’t really for him. However, when he heard about Alpha Sigma Phi, he said he was excited at the thought of joining a new fraternity on campus. “So far, we’ve just been trying to show people who we are,” Soto said. “We’ve been told that starting the fraternity will require a fair amount of work, but right now they’re just trying to get people interested in it. Mostly we’re just trying to keep in contact, like through Facebook. They have a little group where we’re just talking about ourselves.” Naft said getting involved in Alpha Sigma Phi will be a really great opportunity for anyone at the university. “The fraternity’s looking to get a really good group of young men that want to get a group together on campus, and it’s great to be a part of that,” Naft said.

Recycling plant aims to reduce emissions, help community BY BRIANNA DINAN Staff Reporter

Over the next year, Delaware’s ReCommunity Recycling plant aims to save 218,587 cubic yards of landfill space, avoid 1,806,539 gallons of waste water from landfills and reduce greenhouse emission by 464,331 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to a press release from the company. That is the equivalent of removing 85,045 cars from Delaware roads, the press release said. “It’s a rare business where the better we do, the better the community does,” said Stephen London, marketing director of ReCommunity Recycling. “The bottom line is the power of recycling—what it can do to create jobs, create revenue and create a positive future.” On Sept. 8, the Delaware Solid Waste Authority hosted a public Community Day to honor the grand opening of its state-ofthe-art recycling plant and new education building. The event also celebrated the group’s new partnership with ReCommunity Recycling, which aims to revolutionize the way Delaware recycles over the next 20 years, according to London. ReCommunity Recycling is the country’s largest “pureplay” recycling company, according to its website. The company strives to give back to the community by means of education, physical recycling and splitting profits with the state. Founded in Charlotte, N.C. in 2011, the company has 36 recycling centers in 13 states, London said. He said the $15 million recycling plant hopes to make back its investment in the next five to 10 years, which will be possible due to the 20-year contractual partnership with the DSWA. London said the company tries to differentiate itself by giving back to the community. Not only has the corporation provided more jobs in the state, but it also sells the recycled materials to independent buyers, corporations or businesses and gives half its profits back to the community, he said. “It’s a beautiful thing where we separate it, sell it and then we split the profits with the community,” London said. “Essentially it’s assets and valuable resources for the community. The more they recycle, the more money goes back into the community, and

people don’t know that.” The Community Day hosted moon bounces, free food and self guided tours of the recycling plant, which began accepting materials on July 1, said Mike Parkowski, chief of business and governmental affairs for the DSWA. The recycling plant and Community Day would not be possible if it were not for a new universal recycling law that was recently implemented in Delaware, Parkowski said. The three-phase law already requires all counties to supply recycling bins to every home and apartment complex. Parkowski said starting in January 2014, it will also include every commercial business in the state.

“Essentially its assets and valuable resources for the community. The more they recycle, the more money goes back into the community, and people don’t know that.” -STEPHEN LONDON, MARKETING DIRECTOR OF RECOMMUNITY RECYCLING Before the law was in place and the plant was built, Delaware’s recycling was transported to Trenton, N.J., Baltimore or Philadelphia. Now, the New Castle plant collects all the recycling for all of Delaware and Cecil County, Md. Parkowski said before the law was in place, the DSWA was recycling 45,000 tons a year. Now, thanks to the new recycling plant and the law to support it, Delaware is recycling 90,000 tons of single stream recycling a year. “We make it as easy as possible,” Parkowski said. “Here’s your can, it’s your

choice. We’re going to come once a week, and if you don’t recycle, your can will fill up super fast.That’s the whole concept of the law. That’s how it was written to work, and it’s working.” Parkowski said the business is not striving to make money. Instead, he said it views the process as a valuable service similar to police and firefighters, which are paid for by taxpayers. “We don’t make money––that’s a common misconception,” Parkowski said. “For example, we would pay Newark to bring the material here. It doesn’t cover their costs to transport, but it supplements it. They end up saving money because they don’t have to take it to a landfill, which costs more money. Its called a tipping fee.” Parkowski said trash trucks are charged at the landfill based on how much their trash weighs. Therefore, if a truck takes 50 to 60 percent of its trash to a recycling plant, it gets paid some money by the recycling plant and does not have to pay a high tipping fee at the landfill, he said. The event also celebrated the grand opening of the education center, which plans to offer field trip opportunities for Delaware students, said Stacey Helmer, public education and outreach technician for the DSWA. The company will use the classroom, interactive displays and hands-on activities to teach the next generation of Delawareans the importance of recycling, she siad. “We’re really trying to encourage the environmental stewardship among children to bring into their household,” Helmer said. “Hopefully integrating that in children and having them grow up with that mind frame will be better for the future.” Martha Masters of Wilmington said it was great to see where materials are being recycled, bailed and reused and knowing that their recycling efforts are going to good use. “I think having the material facility in Delaware is huge because so many people, I believe, think that when it comes to recycling, someone else takes care of it,” Masters said. “I think it’s important for kids to understand so it’s in their nature growing up and they don’t have to learn to do it, they just do it. You don’t throw that can away, you recycle it.”



Delaware named state POLITICS STRAIGHT NO CHASER: with highest rate of COMMON CORE VALUABLE, BUT unplanned pregnancies NEEDS IMPROVEMENTS BY KATELYN MURRAY Staff Reporter

Sixty-one percent of births in Delaware are unplanned, making ‘The First State’ also the state with the most unintended pregnancies, according to a study released last Monday. The study, released by reproductive health think tank Guttmacher, measured frequencies in unintended pregnancies among women aged 15-44 living in the United States using data collected starting in 2002 until 2008. Sixty-four percent of unintended pregnancies in Delaware were mistimed—meaning the women surveyed wanted children but not at that specific time. Lawrence Finer, director of the institute, stated in a press release that around half of pregnancies nationwide are unintended. “Rates are twice as high in some southern states compared with those in some northeastern states—a variation that likely reflects differences in demographics and socioeconomic conditions across states,” Finer stated.

The role of alcohol and drugs is a significant factor in unplanned pregnancies for teenagers, nursing professor Judith Herrman said. College students must increase their knowledge and understanding in order to fully know they are safe from becoming pregnant or contracting an STD, Herrman said. People must go into sexual activity with a knowledge of their own bodies and know the consequences for their decisions, Herrman said. She said communication between partners is key to a successful relationship. In a press release by Guttmacher, Senior Public Policy Associate Adam Sonfield urged for more publicly-funded family planning services, stating these programs are proven to be successful. “In the absence of the services provided at publiclyfunded family centers, the costs of unintended pregnancy would be 60 percent higher than they are today,” Sonfield said. In a 2011 study titled “The Public Costs of Births Resulting from Unintended Pregnancies” released by Guttmacher, it was found that 67.5 percent

of births in Delaware were publically funded. There are many kinds of contraceptives students at the university may not know about, Amelia Auner, vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood, said. These include condoms, birth control pills, intrauterine devices and the emergency contraceptive pill, Plan B, she said. One type of contraceptive, ParaGard IUD, can be used to prevent a pregnancy up to five days after unprotected sex, Auner said. This IUD is one of the least expensive and longest lasting types of birth control, as it can last up to twelve years after inserted, she said. If the condom is taken off before sexual activity is done, or if birth control pills are not taken everyday, pregnancy can still occur, Herrman said. She said knowledge is the key to preventing unplanned or unwanted pregnancies. The Student Health Center could not be reached for comment. “The contraceptive is only as successful as the person using it,” Herrman said.

ISAACS: ‘TO ME, A FARMERS’ MARKET IS SOMEWHERE I CAN BUY FRESH, LOCAL VEGGIES AT A LOW PRICE.’ Continued from page 1 At the last market of the 2013 season on Sept. 12, junior Kyra Isaacs perused the baskets of fruits, vegetables and bread. “To me, a farmers’ market is somewhere I can buy fresh, local veggies at a low price,” Isaacs said. Isaacs said she, like several students at the market, was unsatisfied with the university’s farmers’ market, citing its lack of variety as the main source of dissatisfaction. In early September, the fruits and vegetables in season include artichokes, basil, beans, cucumbers, eggplants, garlic, okra, bell peppers, grapes, apples, tomatoes, summer squash and figs. The market offers a small variety of foods, some of which are shipped from North Carolina and none of which are advertised as organic or advertised as grown without harmful chemicals and practices. The farmers’ market features four tents and stands scattered with a few zucchinis, onions and large cucumbers and UDairy’s creamery truck, the Moo Mobile. The market in Mentor’s Circle draws foods from 21 different farms, four of which are located in Delaware. Ed Kee, secretary of the Department of Agriculture in Delaware, said the state is home to around 2,500 farms, covering about 39 percent of the state’s land. Additionally, Kee reports, “Delaware ranks #1 nationally in the value of agricultural products sold per farm at $425,387.” While there are numerous farms in the state, 17 of the farms represented at this market are located in New Jersey, Virginia and North Carolina. Barczewski’s stand operates on family land inherited from his father. He said he buys most food from the Oxford Produce Auction, which takes place 25 minutes from his stand, and from Amish produce stands. “What I do is simple, and it brings people something good,” Barczewski said. “It sells itself.” Barczewski explained that for many Amish farmers to receive organic certification, they would have to pay a fee, resulting in higher prices for the produce, Barczewski said. If a season yields a bad crop, he said the extra expense could devastate a

MARCIN CENCEK Last week, I gave a presentation on credit to a class of roughly 20 individuals and was surprised to find that the majority did not know the specifics of their student loans. Furthermore, not one student was able to explain the difference between a subsidized


Pictured above is one of the stands at the Farmers’ Market. farmer’s business and livelihood. “I can’t always buy organic or chemical-free vegetables, but I also don’t advertise it that way if it isn’t,” he said. The university’s farmers’ market is operated by three Dining Services employees, who also work in some of the 16 locations where Dining Services provides food on campus. An employee working at the market’s register said “the produce is not directly sourced from the farmers,” and there was not much at the market that was organic or grown without chemicals. The market, which just completed its fourth year, opened on June 13, meaning the market was open three times during the fall semester. Conversely, Barczewski’s farm stand is open from two weeks before Mother’s Day until the weekend after Halloween. “I could still sell good produce, but when it gets late and into November people stop coming

because they think there won’t be anything,” Barczewski said. People come in August asking for strawberries, Barczewski said, but strawberries are in season late in the spring and in early summer. He said he knows he could sell strawberries from California and charge more for them, but because he sells what is in season locally, August strawberries are not included at his stand. Rather than send money to California for strawberries, Barczewski would rather preserve fossil fuels and keep the money local and in the community. Although it is a seasonal job, Barczewski said he works day and night to take care of his flowers and produce, which require intense manual labor to water and look after. He said the only things that require little work are the goats, which are “easy,” and the chickens, which are “stupid.” “Make sure you get this down,” Barczewski said. “Nobody makes it in produce who is lazy.”

ELIZABETH CATT In 2010, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development rated education in the United States as average. Apparently, even in our nation of incredible wealth, students are falling behind their peers in the international community. Simply put: our money and resources aren’t buying results. The new trend in education policy, which is seen in both No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, is accountability for school districts and teachers. In most industries, institutions are judged by their effectiveness. If Apple Inc. starts churning out low performance computers, the company would surely go out of business. So, the theory goes, why not ask educators to meet some level of proven success? The new method of measuring educational achievement is the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The “common core,” as it is now being referred to by most, is supposed to ensure that students are achieving the same learning goals in every state. Common Core is essentially a way to introduce a national K-12 curriculum. The goal, of course, is to ensure students in every school are learning roughly the same material. When these students graduate from high school and enter either the workforce or college, they will be equally prepared regardless of what state in which they attended school. There has been a lot of criticism on both sides of the aisle about Common Core. Some Republicans, notably Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.), feel that Common Core standards are an attack on states’ rights. Democrats have criticized Common Core too. They say it isn’t an accurate way to judge a child’s development and point to the opinions of policy think-tanks such as Brookings Institute that argue Common Core won’t solve the United States’ education woes. Social media platforms have also brought to the light the fact that many parents don’t

think Common Core is good for their kids as people or for their development as learners. They point to the difficulty of meeting set standards and the assumption that low scores will damage a child’s self-esteem. This group of parents would rather see teachers take control of the classroom and teach material as directed by their home state and district. I would call myself a supporter of Common Core, but perhaps not in the form it is delivered today. There needs to be more cohesion between schools and between states. If a student moves from Georgia to New York in the middle of the school year, the curriculum differences between the two states should not be light years apart. I also think that standards and accountability can only help parents and lawmakers make better decisions. If your child’s school was faring far worse on standardized tests than others in your state, wouldn’t you want to know? Parents ought to know if their child’s school is performing at an acceptable level. Anyone who has ever been a student knows that districts, schools and teachers are not infallible. They aren’t all bad, but they aren’t all fabulous either. If schools and teachers cannot demonstrate that their students are learning under their direction, it’s time to ask questions. Common Core testing makes this information accessible to parents and public officials. Parents also need to know if their children are not meeting appropriate benchmarks for their grade level. Instead of complaining that standards are too hard to meet or suggesting that tests ruin selfesteem, how about recognizing that even smart kids might need some extra help? If a third-grader is not multiplying as well as his peers, then help him get up to speed instead of railing against the system for being too harsh. The one criticism I will offer is that testing is often less straightforward than it needs to be. If we want to know if fourth-graders have mastered long division, why not just ask directly? Having read through a few examples of Common Core math problems, I found that such questions are often masked by word problems about gardens or dinosaurs. Let’s take the tests, but keep their content relevant. A solid foundation of K-12 knowledge is crucial to success in adult pursuits. Adopting Common Core curriculum, as 45 states and Washington, D.C. have already done, will give parents and public officials the information they need to demand all teachers, school and districts meet national standards.

-Elizabeth Catt



One question asked her how she dealt with stresses in college, to which she replied, “not well.” She advised students to exercise, eat well and spend important time with friends. “I sound like my mother,” she said, after giving this advice. Sotomayor was also asked how her personal experiences may reflect how she interprets the law. She said, unfortunately,

she has to separate her personal feelings from the law in many cases. She cannot answer the question of “who has been hurt the most,” but rather answer the “legal question.” The lesson she was trying to teach students was not one of law but one of how to approach situations across all fields, she said. “Try to take some of that anxiety of being in college— tone it down a little bit,” Sotomayor said.

FINANCIAL LITERACY: UNDERSTANDING STUDENT LOANS and an unsubsidized loan. I did some digging and realized this trend holds true for students across all regions and colleges. A study conducted by Iowa State University released in May 2012 revealed that one in eight students with college loans do not actually know they have debt until they graduate. That is a very scary concept. Understanding student loans is a tremendous topic and one I find incredibly important to comprehend fully. With such a large number of students not being aware of what exactly their loans entail, I have opted to split this column into two weeks—the first week will outline some of the data and facts to consider about student loans, and the second week giving more specific examples on how to manage your own

debt and prepare for paying it off post graduation. According to CollegeData (a great resource and a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling) the average indebtedness of 2012 graduates from the University of Delaware was $33,649. Even with zero interest, that amount still comes out to more than $280 per month for ten years. This number is pretty close to the national average and may not seem like much, but consider the fact that 1 out of every 40 students graduate with a debt of more than $100,000. Chances are, you know several of these individuals who are going to be forced to pay more than $830 per month after graduation— and some of them may not even be aware of it. With that information in

mind, it may not be surprising how many students default on their federal loans. According to CNN Money, as of 2011, a shocking 9.1 percent of recent graduates defaulted on their monthly payments within two years of graduating. That number jumps up to 13.4 percent when you look at the first three years. Defaulting on a student loan has immediate negative consequences, including a major hit to your credit score, the loan being immediately due in full, the amount of your loan amount increasing due to collections fees and even wages from your job being withheld and sent to the government for collection. Note, however, that a student loan becomes default if it is not paid for in 270 consecutive days. During that buffer period, your loan is

considered delinquent and still harms your credit score severely, although other consequences are limited. The delinquency period should not be viewed or treated as “free” time to get affairs in order before a loan becomes default—it should also be avoided whenever possible. Before next week’s column, I highly suggest going to the National Student Loan Data System ( and clicking on “Financial Aid Review.” This government website provides a free look at all your student loans to date and breaks it up based on year, category and interest. Do not let yourself be surprised at how much you are going to be paying monthly—prepare for it. — Marcin W. Cencek






Continued from page 1 Meredith Chapman, spokesperson for the university, confirmed the suspension in connection to the Sept. 9 party in an email statement. She stated the team is not permitted to gather on campus in both “practice sessions and in competition” until spring semester 2018. “The University of Delaware has an established protocol in its Office of Student Conduct for dealing with individuals and groups who violate the Code of Conduct and engage in behaviors that are detrimental to themselves or the community,” Chapman stated. The team is, however, allowed to appeal the university’s decision, Chapman stated. “I’m Shmacked” and All AxcessU distanced themselves from the events via Twitter on Sept. 10, despite Abram’s claim that the group, which tours universities to film parties, paid the house members to host the party. “No events at a venue was scheduled, named, or announced,” the All Axcess account tweeted. “@ ImShmacked Fall Tour events are all held in accordance with local venues & managed in unison by All Axcess & the determined venue.” Tickets were sold for $20 the night of Sept. 9 by “I’m Shmacked.” The party caused shockwaves at the university,

spurring an expulsion, several arrests by the Newark Police Department and a joint email sent to students from university President Patrick Harker and Provost Domenico Grasso. Bjorn Haglid, head coach of the rugby team, said he feels the university’s decision was wrong, and the actions of a few members of the team should not decide the fate of the entire program. Haglid also said the actions were overly punitive against the team. “I believe it was unduly given, and the facts paint an entirely different story,” Haglid said. “They were too quick to blame the easy stereotype rugby team. Guilty until proven innocent.” Haglid said he believes the university is targeting the wrong people, especially since the event was organized by a third party, “I’m Shmacked.” Haglid said recent events have been tied to “I’m Shmacked” campus visits, including a party in the area of the University of Rhode Island that resulted in six people going to the hospital. That incident took place on Sept. 12, days after the riots at the university. The rugby team received news of the program’s fiveyear suspension Wednesday, Abram said. Senior Ian Combs, president of the team, wrote and sent a three-page appeal yesterday, which the university is required to respond to by Friday. Abram also said parents are requesting a meeting with Harker

and club sports administration. Abram, who did not attend the “I’m Shmacked” party, said he estimates 30 of the 80 members were in attendance. He said it was not an official rugby social gathering but rather “individuals on the team acting independently of the team.” By suspending the entire program for five years, the university’s decision will leave a massive impact on the Division I team, which ranks among the top 25 in the country, Abram said. “All we can do is appeal and hope for the best,” Abram said. “Five years means everyone on the team is done. A lot of kids will transfer if the suspension is not revoked.” A five-year suspension is substantially longer than the infamous “death penalty”––a two-year suspension––that stands as the most severe punishment permitted to be issued by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Haglid said a five-year ban will effectively end a program’s relevance entirely, and it would take far longer than five years for rugby at the university to be anything more than an afterthought should the ban stay in place. “For any sport, a fiveyear ban means you’re not competitive again for another 12 or 13 years,” Haglid said. “Hopefully people look at the overall picture like we have had to so we can see how this happened and find a way to regulate how social media gets to kids on campus.”



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First year students still lack financial experience in FYE

The university’s First Year Experience program is an incredibly noble idea because it brings bewildered freshmen together for a common purpose. However, an idea does not always transpose as well in its application. If it were not for writing this article, my time in FYE would be a faint memory. As a first-generation college student, I craved direction and advice during my first weeks at the university. I assumed FYE would give me that. Unfortunately, it did not give me the financial direction I was looking for. Class time was filled with trivial conversations. Voices bellowed out empty thoughts about a common reader book less than half of the class read. A brilliant professor or seasoned peer mentor stands in the front of the room and orchestrates a class that leaves little to behold. As a senior, I look back and realize FYE had true potential, and all it needs is a new direction. We should skip the small talk about how to get along with your roommate, how the bus system works and how to study hard, drink your milk and eat your vitamins. What freshmen need, and what I wish I had, was someone to tell me how to handle something that is going to affect me for the rest of my life: the cost of college. Loan debt, tuition, scholarships and financial literacy are all realistic and weighty problems students do not regard until, well, they reach my age. I recently met with Congressman John Carney (D-Del.) to discuss the rising problem of student loan debt. As an aspiring law student, I am not good with numbers, so I had few suggestions on how to lower the debt ceiling from an economic perspective. Instead my suggestions came from a more honest place—a personal perspective. Even as an in-state student with scholarships, I’m looking at hefty student loan debt, just like many other students here. Some are fortunate enough to have their parents pay everything off, but those already living in the real world don’t have that luxury. Instead of allowing students to go four years without considering

their loans and finances, why not have FYE focus more on teaching students how the process will work? Many of us will be dealing with these loans alone, fresh out of graduation. Instead of wasting a professor’s potential by conducting a fairly low-stimulating academic experience, the university could hire a financial advisor to conduct information sessions and explain how student loans will affect these freshmen in the coming years. I realize personal finances can be somewhat of a taboo subject in our society. However, my idea does not involve a personalized consultation where the student sits down with their W-2s and allows a stranger into the inner workings of the student’s family life. I’m thinking of

If teaching 18-year-old men and women about how to drink alcohol responsibly and conduct safe sex is part of the curriculum, then financial literacy should be as well. a general introduction to the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans, what a parent plus loan is, how merit based scholarships can be earned, investing in stocks and so on. Our esteemed university may have taken initiative to a similar idea already. It offers financial literacy classes, but these classes are not mandatory. Peer mentors struggle to find a definitive slot for this class, and they only want to help. Let’s

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Fossil Free UD writes to Harker regarding divestment In recognition of Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, the Fossil Free UD Campaign wrote a letter to President Harker requesting action. A copy of this letter appears below. Dear President Harker,

ERIC HASTINGS allow them to help. If teaching 18-year old young men and women about how to drink alcohol responsibly and conduct safe sex is part of the curriculum, then financial literacy should be as well. Alcohol, sex, drugs and social skills are usually taught by a young person’s family, parents or personal experience. But being prepared for inevitable dealings of student loan debt and future finances would also be an invaluable learning experience. This experience rarely comes from parents and especially not from parents who were unable to attend college and go through this financial process in the past. The university should not assume we have a background in this field. It is only fair that we are given one. We pay for our education, and we should receive our money’s worth. Student loan debt can be a very real threat to a graduating senior. It may hold a graduating student back from reaching their full potential, not just as a prospective member of a working society, but in their human growth. Loan debt can be detrimental. The least our university can do is prepare us for the next challenge ahead, which begins as soon as we graduate. In this way, a prepared graduating student may look back at their First Year Experience and credit it for helping them feel the weight of their hard-earned degree in their hands, instead of thousands of dollars on their shoulders. — Eric Hastings guest columnist

Climate change is accelerating. In this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused more than $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that climate change caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. At only 60 feet above sea level, Delaware has the lowest average elevation of any state, making its 381 miles of shoreline especially vulnerable to rising sea levels. Gov. Jack Markell recently ordered a new, longterm push to prepare Delaware for the local effects of global climate change and sea level rise, as he joined with environmental organizations to announce the kick-off of Delaware’s first Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, Sept. 14 – 22. In view of this, we are proud of the fact that our university has taken a leadership role in sustainability, by focusing on becoming “The Green University” as part of our “Path to Prominence.” However, we find it contradictory that University of Delaware invests its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. There are several negative implications of the university’s implicit support to the fossil fuel industry, which encompass the economic, moral and social justice spheres. Divesting from fossil fuel companies carries very low risk to the portfolio and hedges against the foreseeable decline in the fossil fuel industry known as the “Carbon Bubble.” If we are to

limit temperature rise to 2 degrees C, which is the internationally accepted limit on temperature rise, 60 to 80 percent of fossil fuel reserves cannot be extracted and burned for profit. These are then are considered stranded assets, which severely inflates the value of the companies’ stock. Hence, long-term investments in the fossil fuel industry will likely prove to be bad investments. Efforts to transition away from fossil fuels have been hindered by the industry’s money, political influence, and tacit acceptance from institutions like ours. This is where University of Delaware can play a role by publicly ending its investments in fossil fuels. A mass divestment movement can both harm these corporations’ bottom lines, and delegitimize them in the court of public opinion, aiding the transition to a sustainable future. University of Delaware can truly “Dare to be First” by being the first university among the top 100 universities with the largest endowment to divest from fossil fuels. In doing so, it would provide a strong impetus to the growing movement of divestment which currently comprises of 6 colleges and universities, 18 cities, and numerous other institutions. Accordingly in May 2013, the Student Government Association at the University of Delaware passed a proposal that “strongly encourages” the University of Delaware to divest from fossil fuels. On the occasion of Sea Level Rise Awareness Week, we call on University of Delaware to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and from any commingled funds that include fossil-fuel public equities and corporate bonds. Sincerely yours, Gautam Agrawal, Rebecca Bronstein, Lauren Winstel, Ariel Schwalb, James Collins, Megan Mauger, Linda Grand

Rugby sanctions unfair for organization, innocent players Response to RugbyMag’s commentary on I’m Shmacked coverage: Last week, The Review reported that the I’m Shmacked party started at the “rugby house” on South College Avenue. According to RugbyMag, “The problem for the rugby team is the student report in the University’s The Review, written by Jack Cobourn. His report is the only one attributing the incident to a ‘rugby party’ or referring to Ladisernia and Touzzoli’s residence as ‘the rugby house.’” RugbyMag’s article also quoted Coach Haglid as saying Jack Cobourn was once a former member of the Rugby team. This comment is false. Additionally, the university conducted its investigation independent of The Review and other news sources. Members of the rugby team welcomed I’m Shmacked to “rugby” on Twitter, and I’m Shmacked also stated “I missed rugby and

caught the aftermath.” Several tweets that make a connection to rugby and the incident with I’m Shmacked are more likely to have influenced the general consensus than The Review’s reporting.

Rugby Punishment unfair to some current, future members Though we recognize the university feels the need to punish those responsible, the rugby team should not be made a scapegoat for the thousands of students involved who took to the streets and damaged property. Many members of the rugby team were not involved in the incident. The length of the suspension also means that potential future rugby players—students who are not at the university yet and had no involvement in “I’m Shmacked”—will be unable to play rugby at the university because of the actions of some students five years earlier.

University Farmers’ Market should supply local and organic

UD Farmer’s Market locally grown outside of Delaware.


Kyra Isaacs said it best in the Farmers’ Market article on page 1 of this issue of The Review: “A farmers’ market is somewhere I can buy fresh, local veggies at a low price.” The Mentor’s Circle farmers’ market offers food from 21 farms, of which 17 are outside of Delaware. Most of the food being sold is not advertised as organic because most of it is not in fact organic—nor is it local. We don’t consider New Jersey, Virginia or North Carolina to be local, and would expect the university to be more eager to extend opportunities to local farmers in Delaware communities like Greenville, Bear and Middletown. As a large part of the Delaware community, the university should take interest in the local economy. Reaching

out exclusively to local farmers to give them opportunities to sell their produce is a great way to not only stimulate the local economy but also bring our community together, educate people on where their food comes from and reduce expenses and fossil fuel emissions created by the need to transport out-of-season produce across the   country.  To call a place that sells non-local, non-organic produce a “farmers’ market” is misleading to consumers because of the associations with the term. The idea of a farmers’ market that caters to students is great, but in order to consider the interests of the community as well as students, the university would do better to work with truly local farmers.






SUBMIT PHOTOS TO THEUDREVIEW@GMAIL.COM TOP: Fans marvel and cheer on Ed Sheeran last Wednesday, Amelia Wang. SECOND DOWN LEFT: A greyhound sits shyly behind its owner at Community Day on the green, Amelia Wang. SECOND DOWN RIGHT: UD Outing Club had trip Sept. 20-21 sea kayaking in Lewes, Rhiannon Hare ABOVE RIGHT: The Mid-Atlantic Little League Champions are recognized and honored at Community Day, Amelia Wang. ABOVE RIGHT: Cadet Joe Erony, Patrick McCormick, Sam Boonin, and Lateefah Vaughn. They are our Army ROTC color guard and volunteered to present the colors at the September 11th Tribute for the Yankees/Orioles baseball game in Baltimore, Md., Army ROTC



Professor Adam Rome discusses environmental literary accomplishments, pg. 10

Ed Sheeran talks tattoos, touring and Taylor Swift BY KATIE ALTERI

jobs there is always stuff that you don’t like, but if there is a job that you enjoy, that kind of outweighs everything. So there aren’t really any negatives about being on tour. You are obviously away from home for a very long time but I enjoy, I really enjoy playing, I really enjoy seeing all different parts of the world, getting inspired, it’s a great job to have. So I don’t find any negative aspects to it, obviously there are, I just kind of blow them off.

Managing Mosaic Editor

British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran began his career in London and has since emerged as an international recording artist and performer. His “+” album, which produced hit singles such as “Lego House” and “The A Team,” has gained recognition around the globe. In addition, Sheeran secured a spot on Taylor Swift’s Red tour. He performed at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center Sept. 18 and sang music from his album and covers of songs such as “I Like the Way You Work” and “Wayfaring Stranger.” Katie Alteri, Managing Mosaic Editor for The Review, interviewed Sheeran before his show at the university. Katie Alteri: What is different for you performing at a university in comparison to when you’re on a major tour? Ed Sheeran: Structurally, you guys have your own infrastructure here, like your students were helping our loadin this morning and backstage is run by the students, and it just seems like more of a community than when we are on tour. It’s usually like venues are owned by people, and they employ workers and stuff. KA: Last night you were in New York hanging out with Rick Ross, and tomorrow you’ll be back on tour with Taylor Swift. How do you find your own free time, and what do you do when you have time to yourself? ES: That hasn’t presented itself anytime this year. This year

KA: I saw you perform last year in Philly and know that you got your Fresh Prince of Bel Air tattoo. Are you planning on getting a tattoo while you are here? ES: We don’t have enough time here, sadly, because I was in New York this morning. If I had woken up in Delaware I probably would have. KA: What’s your favorite tattoo that you have? ES: Probably this one [Sheeran points to a tattoo on his arm, which is French painter Matisse’s  sketch of a mother cradling her baby]. It’s called Matisse, it’s a mother and child and I just like it because it’s simple. THE REVIEW/AMELIA WANG

Ed Sheeran performing on Sept. 18 at the Bob Carpenter Center for a sold-out show. has been all about work. I’ve got record the rest of the album and blows my mind that you can play three more Taylor [Swift] shows start it all again next year. to that many people. It was a and then I go home for some time great opportunity. off, so I don’t really know what KA: What has it been like I’m going to do. All of my friends touring with Taylor Swift? KA: What’s the best and are finished university and they ES: It’s been amazing. I worst thing about being on tour? have all moved back home, so think the combined audience ES: I find myself not finding I’m going to catch up with them for the whole tour is like 1.2 anything negative in my job, for a couple of months and then million people, and that just because I think when people have

KA: Will you be playing any songs from your new album tonight? ES: No, no. I tried out a bunch of them in sound check. I have written them, I just haven’t worked out properly how to play them live. I’m getting there though, I’m getting there.

See SHEERAN page 10

Sights& Sounds prisoners

It is any parent’s worst nightmare that their children will go missing. Directed by Canadian film director Denis Villeneuve and written by Aaron Guzikowski, “Prisoners” delivers intense complexity of morality and the emotions that come with this experience through a highly intense mystery rollercoaster ride. The movie starts off with a father and son hunting deer together, chanting the Lord’s Prayer, followed by the entire family joining together at their friends’ house for a seemingly normal Thanksgiving dinner. What can possibly go wrong? Like any other nightmare, it all begins without warning, and this is what happens to Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) and Franklin Birch’s (Terrence Howard) families when their daughters go missing. Hours turn into days. The police are ineffective due to the lack of evidence and witnesses, and this only compels Keller’s frustration further, until he decides to take matters into his own hands. There is one suspect: Alex Jones (Paul Dano)—a man with the IQ of a 10-year-old—but there is no direct evidence to connect him to the girls’ disappearances. Keller is not the only one frustrated. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), a morally responsible and passionate cop, feels powerless as his

investigation goes nowhere. Weeks pass and characters become more desperate. Convinced of his involvement, Keller kidnaps Alex and brutally tortures him, hoping to learn the whereabouts of his daughter—only to find out there is much more to the truth. Time is running out and the viewers finds themselves just as desperate as the characters, all anxious for answers and the shocking ending to come. Not only is “Prisoners” a mystery, but it also throws a moral dilemma to the audience as it challenges characters like Keller Dover. Soon, the line between good and evil, right and wrong, moral and immoral becomes thin for Keller, and perhaps for the audience, too. If what he is doing to Alex is wrong, could anyone in the same position as Alex restrain from doing the same? The movie is not just about its characters— it challenges the moral values of the audience as well by asking such tough questions. The movie’s theme is about complexity and multiple sides of what we call human nature. Jackman and Gyllenhaal’s characters truly touch the audience’s hearts with their flawless performances. If Jackman raises moral dilemma and sympathy, Gyllenhaal helps the audience to narrate the mystery with a passion for justice. Both actors don’t

simply present emotions, but instead transfer them to the audience. They both leave just enough room for the audience to fill it up on their own. As a result, those characters in “Prisoners” become more familiar, highly relatable and ultimately heroic despite their imperfect qualities. After all, they are only human. Villeneuve’s usage of camera angles never ceases to serve its purpose. Every scene contains some type of clue that will be explained later in the movie—every detail matters. Furthermore, Villeneuve captures multiple perspectives jumping from shot to shot, representing the movie’s theme of complexity and diversity of human nature. Some of the scenes even add artistic values into the mystery. The audience gets to enjoy artistic mystery while they face an implied question: “How far would you go if your child goes missing?” If you are going to see “Prisoners,” pay close attention to those subtle, yet deliberate, clues throughout the movie, but not at the expense of losing the joy of appreciating this one emotionally profound experience you won’t forget anytime soon. —Jae Woo Chung



battle of the year 3d

“Battle of the Year 3D” is not a good movie. It is as if someone took all of the sports and dance movie clichés and threw them all in a film together with the intent of making a serious product. If it weren’t for the fact that this movie is not a comedy, it could easily pass for one of those “[insert genre] Movie” movies. Reluctant alcoholic coach? Check. Two guys who hate each other at the start but grow to respect each other as teammates? Check. Laughably awkward product placement? Check. It’s all here. “Battle of the Year 3-D” is a paint by numbers dance/sports movie, plain and simple. Most moviegoers are probably not too familiar with director Benson Lee. He has only sat in the director’s chair on two prior occasions, with the more notable of the two being a dance documentary called “Planet B-Boy,” which is shamelessly plugged more than a few times throughout “Battle of the Year 3D.” Laz Alonso plays Dante Graham, a media mogul, or perhaps, a business tycoon. It is never made clear as to why he is the boss, or, for that matter, what he is the boss of. The point of the matter is he’s in charge and he’s sick of the United States getting shown up at the international Battle of the Year event. In an effort to put America back on the hip-hop dance map, Dante recruits the coaching expertise of a member of his old crew. Josh Halloway stars as struggling alcoholic and former dance phenom Jason Blake. The

film follows Jason (“WB,” as the other characters call him) as he tries to turn a group of the best dancers in the nation into a team of champions. The film also stars Josh Peck, who was, performancewise, far and away, the only bright spot. He’s not going to blow anybody away in his role as WB’s assistant coach, but he definitely performs the best out of anyone else in the cast. Recording artist turned actor Chris Brown appears in the movie as a character named Rooster, but plays a minor role as an immature jerk who fights another character over an exgirlfriend. Caity Lotz makes her debut about half way through “Battle of the Year 3D” as one of the film’s three female characters. Lotz has only one scene of dialogue throughout the movie and mainly appears in the movie for her looks. Other than Josh Peck, the only other bright spots in the film are that some, not all, of the dance sequences are pretty impressive, although fans of the genre are bound to see many cliché moves. As noted before, this movie fails to impress. Unless you have a serious passion for b-boy and hip-hop dance culture, skip seeing “Battle of the Year 3D.” It is most definitely not worth the added price of seeing it in 3D as the effects lack immersion. Other than physically wearing the plastic glasses, it was hard to believe it was even in 3D. —Travis R. Williams




SHEERAN: ‘I WROTE MOST OF THE FIRST [ALBUM] WHEN I WAS 17...’ Continued from page 9



In an inventive attempt to reinvent the genre of dance music, Avicii’s most recent album, “True,” strays away from the norm. Released on Sept. 17, the album pairs house music beats infused with other genres, making for an interesting listening experience. “True” is actually the first fulllength studio album Avicii has released, but one would never know that after listening to this album. With his first single from the album, “Wake Me Up,” released over the summer and became an overnight smash hit, it can be assumed that the rest of the songs would pale in comparison. Fortunately, this is not the case. 
Instead of following in the footsteps of other artists in this genre, Avicii experiments with and delves into other types of music. The album is still undeniably “house music,” but the disc jockey’s ability to incorporate bluegrass, disco and soulful tracks is surprisingly successful. “Hey Brother” includes vocals from Dan Tyminski, a member of the bluegrass band Alison Krauss and Union Station, making the track a fusion of both genres. On paper, a mix of folk and dance music may seem like a random and unappealing combination, but the track proves that when produced correctly, two completely opposite genres can intertwine brilliantly. 
 Other examples of Avicii’s ambitious efforts to create a diverse album can be found in “Lay Me Down,” which unveils an old school disco sound without being too cheesy. Another interesting accompaniment can be found on this track as well, as Avicii employs American Idol winner Adam Lambert’s vocals for the chorus of the song. 
 The album falters in some of the tracks that lack originality, such as “Canyons,” which could probably have made its way onto any house music album. The song sounds like it should be blasted at a rave, so if that’s what sparks your interest, you’ll probably enjoy it. But in any other situation, it’s going to cause the headache of a lifetime. With that being said, there are better songs on the album that still hold true to the house music genre, such as “All You Need is Love” and “You Make Me,” the latter of which is the second single released from the album. 
For a debut studio album, Avicii does an exceptional job of putting forth an impressive first effort, one that more seasoned DJs could certainly learn from. While the album is still very much house music, it proves that the genre has room for innovative albums like “True” that will cater to diehard fans of this type of music, as well as listeners who might not normally be attracted to typical electronic tunes. 
—Katie Alteri



KA: How is this album going to be different from your previous one? ES: I wrote most of the first one when I was 17, and I’m 22 now and then I’ll be 23 by the time the album comes out, so I guess six years more of experience in songwriting and playing live, and I think what I’ve learned from touring with someone like Taylor [Swift] is CD sales are 6 percent of a musician’s income, which is nuts, like the rest is live. So do not make an album to try and smash the charts or get played on radio, just make a record that you really are going to enjoy playing live because it should just be an advert for your live show. The songs are not necessarily massive pop smashes, but I don’t think that’s a good thing to try and emulate anyway. I think just make music that you are really going to really enjoy playing, so I try to do that. KA: How do you find the inspiration for your songs? ES: This album has been a lot of relationship troubles I guess. The first album I was inspired by everything that was around me, I was kind of growing up surrounded by a lot of very interesting people and had a lot of stories such as like “The A Team” and “Small Bump” and

stuff like that. This record there has been more drama that has happened in my personal life, so I’ve written a lot about that. KA: What has been the most memorable moment of your career so far? ES: I’ve had a really cool career so far, I’ve done some really cool things. One of the most random ones actually was I went for lunch with Peter Jackson who did the Lord of the Rings films, and he took us into his warehouse of film memorabilia that he’s been collecting. As a film geek, it was just really cool. He had costumes from all these different films, and like Jurassic Park…just everything, he had the Thunderbirds dolls, so yeah that was a cool experience. I wouldn’t say it was the coolest of the career, but personally, I enjoyed that quite a lot. KA: With you being from England and doing a lot of things there, how do you see yourself now? Do you still identify more with your British fans or are you emulated into the American culture? ES: I think the way British people do music is very unique. I think definitely I’m still very British, and I think that’s what Americans buy into. I think trying to please an American fan base wouldn’t work for me or them.

THE REVIEW/AMELIA WANG British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran performed songs from his debut album at SCPAB’s fall concert .

Prof. Rome’s work spans decades of history BY CHELSEA SIMENS Features Editor

The lush forest retreats into the background until it is barely visible. Rugged wood morphs into white asymmetrical fences. The fences barricade animals that used to inhabit the land. Civilization ultimately overtakes the forest. This “taming of the forest” is one example of artwork English and history professor Adam Rome shows his class to demonstrate man’s conquering of nature. Currently, Rome is working on his third book that explores the question of why we have environmental problems. The “we,” Rome says, relates to the American public. Rome examines recent as well as ancient ideas and practices to answer this question. Part of humanity’s problem, Rome says, is we believe we are entitled to conquer the wilderness. “The idea that the earth is made for us is not one that everyone has always had,” Rome says. “It’s ultimately a religious idea — a powerful force — for people to feel entitled to use the world in whatever way suited them. This is really important in American history. People felt it was their religious and civic mission to turn the wilderness into productive domestic landscapes.” Americans enforced structure upon nature, inadvertently ruining it. The reasons we have environmental problems now are not necessarily the same reasons we had them 100 years ago, Rome says. As an environmental historian, Rome blends American history with environmental discussion to demonstrate the change and influence of the environment on the world. Green to the university but ripe in the field, Rome’s work spans decades in environmental history. After graduating summa cum laude in 1980 with a B.A. in history from Yale University, Rome continued his studies at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. Rome earned his Ph.D. in history with emphasis in American environmental history from the University of Kansas in 1996. While studying in college, Rome says he was mainly interested in the reform movements of history. Four years after graduating, Rome moved to work on a grant project about historic places in Kansas. It wasn’t until Rome read fellow environmental historian and future mentor, Donald Worster’s book “Dust Bowl:The Southern Plains in the 1930s” that he discovered his true passion. That book, paired with a serendipitous reading of “Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England” by William Cronon, led Rome to think about environmental history. “The two of them together made me realize this is a new and important field in history,” Rome says. “They [Worster and Cronon] were writing about how history might shed light on contemporary environmental problems, but they were also showing a lot of things that people thought they always understood about history but, in fact, didn’t.” Rome was fascinated by the

story of English settlers in Native American land, he says. He quickly saw how environmental effects have always been in motion in America but were never fully realized, he says. “That story has always been told as the settlers had guns and a powerful sense of mission, but they also benefitted from ecological change that they set in motion, sometimes on purpose, sometimes by accident, and no one had really paid attention to that before,” Rome says. “You can’t really understand how the English came so quickly to replace the natives without understanding ecological forces.” Following his work in Kansas, Rome decided to become a journalist. However, he was always drawn back to environmental history, as it was unlike anything he ever studied, Rome says. After learning Worster was teaching at the University of Kansas, Rome decided to move back and pursue his Ph.D. there. From 2002 until 2005, Rome edited Environmental History, the leading journal in the field. His editing experience overlapped with his next project — writing about environmental history. Since 2002,

when received the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, given by the Organization of American Historians, and the Lewis Mumford Prize, awarded by the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. Although his next book focuses on why Americans have environmental problems, Rome would like to study the environmental history of China because of its contrast to the United States. Americans don’t realize, Rome says, that China is as physically large and as geographically diverse as the United States but also much older. “If you really wanted to pick one place that you could study pretty much the whole of the human experience with nature in a microcosm, that would be where to go,” Rome says. “They’re going through this massive industrialization and massive urbanization that we went through 100 years ago. China is now beginning to think about how much pollution they’re willing to put up with as they try to expand their economy.” The difference between current China and old America is people now have a much more profound

“People felt it was their religious and civic mission to turn the wilderness into productive domestic landscapes.” -ADAM ROME, PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND HISTORY Rome has completed two non-fiction books about the subject. Though it is now famous for starting a Go Green revolution, no one has ever told the full story of Earth Day. No one, that is, until Adam Rome. In his book, “The Genius of Earth Day,” published earlier this year, Rome describes the original event and the creation of “the first green generation.” The first celebration of Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970  and sparked the environmental movement. Suddenly environmental concerns and efforts were being brought to the media’s attention by scientists, environmentalists, academics and students alike. “Earth Day wasn’t just a powerful symbol,” Rome says. “It led to a creation of a whole set of institutions and career paths that hadn’t existed before. A lot of the people participating in Earth Day didn’t care about nature per se. They were interested in survival. The survival of human communities and human societies and whether they’d be a good life in the future for people.” In addition to “The Genius of Earth Day,” Rome has written one other book about environmental history. His first book, “The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism,” received national acclaim in 2002

understanding of our environmental dilemmas, Rome says. The Chinese are trying to find ways to learn from our experience and avoid our disasters while achieving the same goals of wealth, power and world influence, Rome says. Knowledge of other places is helpful because it puts into perspective whether problems are universal or unique, Rome says. Though he joined the university in 2012, Rome has already impacted the campus. Along with English professor McKay Jenkins, Rome teaches classes as part of a new environmental humanities minor. The minor, which was approved in March and implemented this fall, allows students from diverse areas of studies to converge their studies and apply them to environmental humanities. Environmental humanities combines aspects of natural sciences, engineering and public policy to give a more holistic view of environmental studies. “There’s been a broader realization that the science, policies and economics are important, but they’re not enough,” Rome says. “You also have to know something about the ideas people have about the environment, how they imagine the environment, the history of their relationship to the environment, about rhetoric and caricature.” The environmental humanities

minor also allows students to approach environmental studies from different points of view, he says. “The greatest satisfaction for me is having people in my classes who in some way or another are interested in the environment but haven’t thought much about history,” he says. “They reflect on the practical lessons they’re gaining from history and how it might be useful to them as they go out into the world and try to meet the environmental challenges of our time.” John Hurt, head of the history department until 2012, says Rome has greatly expanded the course offerings at the university. “We are very much concerned with environmental issues, and it’s just becoming larger,” Hurt says. “Everything significant in life has a history, and that history gives a light to improve things and move forward. The importance of the field is self-evident.” In July 2013, Rome was named Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment, a five-year career development chair. The title is named in honor of the late Helen Gouldner, who became the first female dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. The environmental movement today is growing. With lobby groups, environmentally-active college students and the general public all advocating for a change, it is easy to see history in the making. However, there is always more to be done. “Wilderness embodies a dualistic vision in which the human is entirely outside the natural. If we allow ourselves to believe that nature, to be true, must also be wild, then our very presence in nature represents its fall,” William Cronon wrote in “The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” In order to overcome this paradox, the study of how environmental problems occur and are communicated needs to be addressed. Rome studies what inspires people to read about environmental issues, how writers address issues and how they keep readers interested and motivated to make a change as a result of reading. Sophomore Patrick Witterschein is in Rome’s English 365: Environmental Non-Fiction course and says Rome’s teaching style allows students to explain what they’re thinking and give more input on lessons. Witterschein’s favorite part of the class, he says, is learning how non-fiction literature can spur a movement. “The only way we can find a solution is to look at the causes,” Witterschein says. “Rachel Carson’s book, ‘Silent Spring,’ effectively stopped the use of DDT and a lot of other toxic chemicals. I think that a lot of books could help with [environmental history].” Rome agrees that in order to stop future environmental problems, you need to know something about where they originated. “You can’t really address the problems we have now if you don’t know something about where they come from,” he says. “I like showing historians that they can understand history differently and more thoroughly if they take nature into account.”




YOSEF SHIRAZI You know those new-ish style light bulbs that advertise massive monthly savings on your home energy bills? I’m talking about the Compact Fluorescent Lamp, also known as CFL or spiral bulbs and the even newer Light Emitting Diode bulbs. The manufacturers are lying to you. Well, more precisely, they are misleading you by great oversimplification. I’m not arguing a slight calculation error or some nit-picky difference in assumption, but a failure to look at a home’s energy budget in a holistic manner. 
 On average, the manufacturer’s claimed savings are true when you use their reasonable assumptions— the key term here being “on

average.” Many people don’t realize, however, that your energy savings from these bulbs will vary greatly across seasons. Here’s my central point: in summer, you can expect to save much more than the advertised amounts by switching to newer bulbs, while in winter you net savings will be closer to zero.
 One might ask, “So, mister, how is it you can predict home energy use patterns without even stepping foot in my home?” The answer is heat. Ever since Thomas Edison’s first electric light bulb roughly 130 years ago, incandescent lights (as the old ones are called) have been extremely inefficient. These bulbs convert far less than 10 percent of electricity into light with the remaining 90plus percent wasted and turned immediately into heat. Not only are these bulbs very inefficient, but they also consume lots of electricity. For example, a 75watt incandescent bulb may

be needed to light a modest room, while a LED can do the same task at about 14 watts. For comparison, an iPhone and laptop may draw 3 watts and 30 watts, respectively under heavy loads. Don’t believe me? Try to touch one of those old style light bulbs while it is on, and you will quickly realize the bulb gets very hot. Now, touch a CFL or LED bulb giving off a similar amount of light and you will notice it runs much cooler. In fact, CFL and LED bulbs are about four to five times more efficient than incandescent bulbs, meaning they produce similar amounts of light with a fraction of the energy. So how does this all fit together? You see, in winter we expend a great deal of energy to warm our living places. (This is not true of all places on earth, but in temperate climates like ours, it certainly is.) Similarly, during summer, we expend a

great deal of energy to cool our house. The “inefficiency” of old bulbs is given off as lots of extra heat which warms the house. So while the old style bulbs use lots of electricity, they end up not increasing energy bills much in winter because they help offset heating requirements. Simply stated, the waste heat is useful in winter. In the summer, however, the opposite is true. Not only is the waste heat not useful, but the cooling system has to work much harder to remove the excess heat. So what to do with this new knowledge? First, it is very important to change incandescent bulbs in the warmer months, and far less important in the colder months. As most people already know, CFLs have their own set of drawbacks. CFLs contain trace amounts of mercury and are not instant-on. In addition, many people dislike the light these bulbs give off. High-quality


SARAH BRAVERMAN You might be surprised to discover how much equipment certain musicians need to make music. As I’ve stated in previous columns, I grew up playing the violin, a relatively small and light stringed instrument. I had to lug it to and from school on buses for years, but in hindsight, it wasn’t that cumbersome. When my younger brother was old enough to pick an instrument in elementary school, he chose the drums. What started out as two sticks and a drum pad shoved into his backpack has quickly erupted and taken over my parents’ house. 
Marimba. Snare. Vibraphone. Wood block. Djembe. These are just a few of the instruments percussionists are required to haul around from gig to gig — not to mention the different skills and techniques required to master each one. When I compare my brother’s army of instruments to my main form of art, dance, I’m taken aback. The only tool I need to perform is my body. While my brother can certainly please an audience with

main goal right now, but we’re so excited to get started on this project,” Smith says. “Every college a cappella group that wants to remain competitive against the rest needs to have one, and now we finally will.” 
 Vocal Point is already a competitive ensemble, and they represent the university at the International Championships of Collegiate A Cappella competition. Last semester they won their quarterfinal, beating nine other groups in the area to secure a spot in the Mid-Atlantic Semifinals, Smith says. They went on to compete against some of the best a cappella groups in our region. 
“Acappellooza” is Vocal Point’s annual celebration of a cappella music. This year’s event is on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Loudis Recital Hall. Featured guest groups include the Johns Hopkins University Octopodes, Salisbury University’s Squawkapella, Rutgers University’s Casual Harmony and the university’s Deltones, Smith says. 
Vocal Point’s fall concert is Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. in Mitchell Hall. 
 Vocal Point is hosting a fundraiser today at Cheeburger Cheeburger on Main Street from 4-7p.m. Smith says the group is also providing entertainment for the Resident Student Association Inaugural Ball this week. 
“We hope that everyone enjoys our music, and we will continue to share our music around campus as much as possible,” Smith says. 
 —Sarah Braverman

COURTESY OF THE A CAPELLA BLOG Vocal Point competed in the ICAA Mid-Atlantic Semifinal at Rutgers University last spring. The group was one of eight university ensembles to make the semifinal.

COURTESY OF KATIE MEIER Vocal Point is a competitive co-ed a capella group at the university.

—Yosef Shirazi


Vocal Point

those two sticks and a drum pad, the results just aren’t the same without his heavy equipment. 
 Singing is another performance art that only requires the human body. While additional instruments, props and tools can certainly be incorporated, they’re not necessary. A cappella groups, for example, emulate the sounds of instruments using only their voices. They create the effect of a band full of warmth and color without any accompaniment. I find this truly remarkable. 
Vocal Point is one of many a cappella groups on campus. They are a co-ed ensemble that sings a wide variety of contemporary music at concerts and events throughout the year. Auditions are held at the beginning of every semester, and students are asked to either sing a song they love that shows off their personalities or to beatbox. I spoke with senior Jon Smith about his involvement in the group. 
This is Smith’s third year as music director of Vocal Point. Even though it’s only September, he says the group has already performed at various gigs around campus. They sang for the UD Day of Service, Hen Fest and the first annual Music Major Carnival and performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Wilmington American Heart Association walk, Smith says. 
Vocal Point was founded in 1998. Despite being a presence at the university for 15 years, Smith says Vocal Point is recording their first album this year. 
“We have about $8,000 to raise for the process, so that’s our

LED bulbs, on the other hand, represent the best of both worlds, but are expensive at about $10 or more each. They have an energy efficiency on par or greater than CFL bulbs, are instant-on and produce a pleasant light. Furthermore, they have a lifespan of decades that is unrivaled by either the other bulbs. Beginning in 2014, however, most incandescent bulbs will be phased out anyway, so choices will be constrained. In conclusion, if you really pine for the familiar glow of an old-style bulb in the cooler months, enjoy them knowing that your electricity bill will barely change. In the warmer months, however, that old bulb will work double duty to nudge your bill even higher; once at the light fixture itself, and again at the air conditioner.

RACHEL IBERS A violent, icky, deadly fungus called Chytridiomycosis is terrorizing Earth’s amphibians and threatening to cause a mass extinction. It baffles scientists, kills innocent frogs and is certainly something that could affect everyone. A fungus is not quite a plant, not quite an animal and not quite a single-celled organism such as a bacterium or virus. Examples of fungi include mushrooms, yeast and mold (like you find on bread or cheese that you leave out). Fungi are fairly hard to define and definitely a little freaky. They don’t get their energy from the sun, like plants do, but from breaking down a food source like animals do, such as a plant, animal or other organic matter they’re growing in or on. Amphibians include frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and eel-like aquatic salamanders called sirens. Amphibian means “both kinds of life” in its original Greek, referring to the fact that amphibians live in water and on land. They are similar to reptiles (both groups are cold-blooded, meaning they can’t generate their own heat or get their heat from their surroundings), but amphibians need water to lay their eggs in, whereas reptile eggs have hard shells and can be laid on land. Their young mature via metamorphosis. Frogs, for example, lay eggs that hatch into small swimming tadpoles, which slowly grow legs and lungs, lose their tails and become land-dwelling frogs. Amphibians are commonly poisonous—one of the most poisonous animals on the planet, the golden poison frog, is an amphibian. Amphibians are very delicate creatures. Many of them live in very specific habitats and some of them are even endemic, meaning they aren’t found anywhere else on the planet. This means they are very vulnerable to extinction due to things like climate change and habitat loss. Also, their skin is extremely porous. They need to live in moist climates close to water because they can become dehydrated very quickly. This is why Chytridiomycosis is such a big deal. It’s a disease caused by a fungus that scientists first discovered in Australia in 1993. Since then it has been proven the killer of amphibians in North America, South America, Central America, Australia and some Caribbean islands. It has impacted more than onethird of the world’s amphibian species, and scientists are anxious to see if they can stop it from spreading to the other continents. The disease works by basically dehydrating the amphibians. Since their skin is so thin and porous, it doesn’t take very long for them to dry up and die.

World’s Amphibians under attack While amphibians have responded well to anti-fungal treatments (such as coating and medication) in a lab setting, scientists aren’t sure how to administer things like anti-fungal cream to a whole host of wild amphibians. The disease is still being widely researched in the hopes that we can stop a worldwide amphibian extinction. So why should we care? I mean, why does it matter if we lose a few tiny frogs and salamanders? In fact…wouldn’t we be better off if a whole host of poisonous animals were wiped off the planet? Not true! Amphibians, like all living things, are part of a worldwide ecosystem. This means if something like a tiny Australian frog goes extinct, we could have huge problems. For example, some frogs are vital to an ecosystem’s insect control. If those frogs die, the insect populations skyrocket. This means that whatever they eat (other insects, trees, flowers and animal blood) will suddenly be under massive attack. If, for example, this causes the tree that the insect eats to go extinct, then another link in the ecosystem chain is gone. Pretty soon things like crop farming, livestock, ecotourism and the harvesting of natural resources, such as wood, chemical compounds, oil, gas, ore and food, will be impacted and perhaps even no longer possible. That being said, things go extinct all the time. Right now, 99.9 percent of the species that have ever lived have already gone extinct. We can’t panic every time we’re about to lose a species, because chances are that species would’ve been gone right about now anyways—with or without human interaction. Nature goes on as it always will, and someday even humans will go the way of the mighty dinosaur, the giant shark and the over-sized insect. —Rachel Ibers






READING WITH RACHEL Darkly dreaming dexter

Tonight’s the night. And it’s going to happen again and again. It has to happen. Well, actually this particular review will only happen once, but don’t worry, folks, I’ll be back again next week! As some of you may have guessed, this week’s book review is “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay, which I chose as a final farewell to Showtime’s “Dexter,” a popular adaptation of Lindsay’s series centered around the dangerous, deranged, dashing and debonair serial killer, Dexter Morgan. “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” follows the seemingly average life of Miami-Dade Police Department blood spatter analyst Dexter Morgan and his homicidal adventures around southeastern Florida, happily disposing of individuals who he deems evil and unworthy, including but not limited to serial killers, rapists and pedophiles. Thanks to the “Code of Harry,” named for his foster father, Dexter limits himself to killing only those who seemingly deserve it and leaves the innocent be. His whole world is turned upside down when a

serial killer dubbed the “Tamiami Slasher” (the Ice Truck Killer in the TV show) begins leaving packages of de-blooded body parts around the city, throwing around decapitated heads and just generally being as obvious as possible in attempting to get Dexter’s attention. Lo and behold, it works, and Dexter spends the majority of the book chasing after the Tamiami Slasher while fending off the advances of various attractive women and helping his sister Deborah attempt to transfer into the Homicide Department from Miami Vice. While the content of “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” was very interesting, other aspects were a mixed bag. The ending, where Dexter finally meets and confronts the Tamiami Slasher, felt very rushed and haphazard. It could have been a lot better if there had been another chapter or two to really dive into the Dexter/ Tamiami Slasher dynamic. Or perhaps some of Dexter’s inner monologuing about how awe inspiring and drool worthy the Tamiami Slasher was could have been cut out. Additionally, several of the side characters were not as developed as they could have been. Individuals like Angel Batista, Vince Masuoka and even Deborah remained relatively static characters with little personal development and at times seemed more like convenient plot devices than fleshed-out characters. Maybe I’m just spoiled by the amount of plot development those characters get in the show. Despite these flaws, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. As the entirety of the novel was written from the point of view of Dexter, readers get to delve into the mind of a serial killer with a conscience (or at least one created by an extremely understanding foster father). Even more enjoyably, most of Dexter’s thoughts and observations are actually pretty hilarious. His dry, deadpan sense of humor and his practical infatuation with the killing style of the Tamiami Slasher kept me interested the entire time and made me laugh out loud quite a few times, even in scenes where the atmosphere should have been tense and serious. On the whole, I would recommend reading “Darkly Dreaming Dexter.” It was entertaining and a fairly quick read, despite the issues I mentioned previously. However, if you are interested in watching the series, it is definitely not necessary for you to read this beforehand. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go prepare myself for the “Dexter” season finale and find another television show to watch that also consists of a quirky, alliteration-happy serial killer. Anyone got any suggestions? Have a book you want to see reviewed or just know a great (or terrible) read? Email Rachel Taylor at! 

—Rachel Taylor



Construction continues outside of Kent Dining and Residence Halls. The new building will be built in the Neo-Georgian style, much like other buildings on The Green.

Train station improvements, Purnell addition among campus building projects BY MICHAEL DOMBKOSKI Staff Reporter

 In 2010, the university announced 10 construction projects on campus set to be completed within the next decade. While several of these projects are finished or nearing completion, the changes are far from over. 
 Three of the projects debuted this fall semester. The new Carpenter Sports Building, the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab) and the new freshmen residence halls, Louis L. Redding and Eliphalet Gilbert Halls, are open and currently in use. 
When the ISE Lab began construction in 2010, no one thought it would be the longest project from start to finish, Kathleen Comisiak, codirector of Facilities Planning and Construction, stated in an email message. 
“[The] ISE Lab took 33 months from start to finish,” Comisiak says. “This is a very complex and large structure with research space, leading edge laboratories and teaching space and also highly sophisticated mechanical and electrical systems.” 
Engineering students contributed to the construction process throughout the years, Comisiak says. 
One addition that did not take as long to complete is the Carpenter Sports Building. Back in 2010, school officials were hoping to have the renovations finished by fall 2011; however, the opening was delayed until Aug. 26. 
 The renovations to the Carpenter Sports Building brought two additional floors and a number of new machines

and equipment, including squat racks, weight benches and an additional indoor track. The building is currently still under renovation. 
 Peter Krawchyk, codirector of facilities planning and construction, stated in an email message that the university still has more projects on the way and he hopes all will be completed by 2020. Krawchyk says construction at the Academy Street dining and residence hall, the Harrington Residence Hall renovation and the addition to Purnell Hall are the next projects on the list. 
“The Academy Street dining and residence hall will have a Neo-Georgian style, meaning it will look very similar to other buildings on the Green,” Krawchyk says. “[Purnell] will look very modernist—mainly glass and white metal panels.” 
Krawchyk says Harrington Residence Hall would look the same, with the exception of a canopy at the entrance. He says the project is scheduled for completion over the next two years. 
While Harrington is being renovated, the university put up two new residence halls, Redding and Gilbert Halls. The two buildings are located on Delaware’s East Campus and provide housing for a large portion of the freshman class, with Redding housing Honors freshmen students and Gilbert open for any freshmen. The buildings are also being referred to as the most environmentally friendly buildings on campus. All design team members are LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) accredited professionals. 
 Comisiak says the university has put up or renovated seven different

buildings since 2010 and plans to complete three more by 2020. 
Another addition currently underway is the Science Technology and Advanced Research Campus; however, this project may take over 25 years to complete, Andy Lubin, Director of Real Estate, says. 
Lubin says the project will begin bringing in benefits to the university in the near future. 
“It is designed to attract corporate and strategic partners to locate industries and businesses that will engage in the areas of research most prominent at UD,” Lubin says. “These areas include health sciences and bio mechanics, renewable and alternative energy and national and cyber security.” 
 However, the Newark community has raised some concerns of the environmental impact of the STAR campus. Citizens are worried there may be dangerous toxic runoff from the center that could lead to negative health consequences, as covered previously in The Review. 
 Despite these concerns, Lubin says he looks forward to what the campus will provide as it continues to grow. Bloom Energy, a power generator, was the first facility to open, but there are more on the way, Lubin says. 
 “The Health Sciences complex, currently under construction, will open in January of 2014 with additional phases coming on line for the next 18 months,” Lubin says. “The Newark Regional Transportation Center will begin the construction of a new passenger train station, platform and parking facility in March of 2014 and be available for service by the end of 2015.”

What We’re Hooked On SONIA SOTOMAYOR: We love that Sonia Sotomayor took the time to share her life lessons with the student body. What an amazing speaker! FALL CAREER FAIR: Thursday we will be headed to the Career Services Center’s Fall Career Fair. It is open to all majors, so there should be plenty of great networking opportunities. THE EMMYS: The 65th annual Emmy Awards was held on Sunday night, and it was the perfect study break. RAIN BOOTS: These boots were our saviors at the football game on Saturday. Heavy rain won’t stop us from supporting our team!




Delta Gamma member volunteers in Senegal, will deliver speech on humanitarianism BY ANTHONY RAIMONDO Staff Reporter

While many students were at the beach enjoying summer vacation, senior Delta Gamma member Megan O’Brien took part in a weeklong schoolbuilding program in Senegal. O’Brien will be leading a talk about her experience, the cause behind the Circle of Sisterhood foundation and how the university community can participate or get involved today at 6:30 p.m in Mitchell Hall. Adam Cantley, assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the university, says every fraternity and sorority chapter has philanthropy or community service required. O’Brien says she was chosen after the university’s Panhellenic community, made up of 10 chapter sororities, raised a significant amount of money last year for their philanthropy organization, the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation. “The university’s Panhellenic community gave over $7,000 to the Circle of Sisterhood by raising money from Airband, selling T-shirts and other fundraising events,” Cantley says. Ginny Carroll, the founder and curator of the board of trustees for the Circle of Sisterhood, says the foundation is a U.S. charity founded by sorority women to support institutes around the world. “We are not only made up of sorority women,” Carroll says. “We have fraternity men and about 100 volunteers that are educated women. Only 7 percent of the world has college degrees. We are a community of educated women helping people who do not have that privilege.” Circle of Sisterhood’s mission is to “leverage the collective wisdom and influence of sorority women to support entities around the world that remove educational barriers for girls and women, uplifting them from poverty and oppression,” according to the

organization’s website. O’Brien says she and 14 other sorority women from across the nation spent eight days in July breaking ground for a new school located in a small village in Senegal. O’Brien says she stayed with a host family in a compound composed of only a few huts. The week-long trip felt a lot longer than it actually was because it was completely technology free, O’Brien says. The compound had no electric, clean or running water and only a single stall that acted as a restroom, she says. Senegal is the westernmost country on the African continent with a population of approximately 13.3 million. According to the CIA World Factbook, 54 percent of the population of Senegal lives below the poverty line and 49.7 percent are literate. Twentyeight percent live without clean water, and 48 percent do not have access to sanitary facilities. O’Brien says all the work building the new school was done by hand, and no machinery was involved. Bricks were crafted by hand from cement and water, and pickaxes and shovels were used to dig. Kids from the compound formed an assembly line to assist with the building, she says. “The old school was four posts with a straw roof and was not an adequate learning environment,” O’Brien says. “The new school is now a sturdy building with a roof, two classrooms and blackboards. The new learning environment should allow for more opportunities for the children of Senegal.” Carroll says one of the Circle of Sisterhood’s partnering organizations, buildOn, determined that West Africa, specifically Senegal, was in the most need for a new school. “We partner with and support a lot of organizations,” Carroll says. “This is the first



Senior Megan O’Brien volunteered for a week in Senegal this summer building a school for children living there. time we’ve embarked on a school building program like this, but due to the success it had, we probably won’t hesitate to do it again in the future.” According to buildOn’s website, the international nonprofit organization’s mission is to “break the cycle of poverty,

illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.” This is accomplished by running after school programs in high schools across the nation and by building schools in developing countries. Cantley says there are ways others can get involved in Greek

life events around campus. “There are certain events that are exclusive to only fraternity and sorority members, but we do hold open events, frequently on The Green, that are open to anybody willing to participate,” Cantley says.

Domino’s, DP Dough discuss late-night weekend business BY GABRIELLA MANGINO Senior Mosaic Reporter

After a night of attending parties, students often make their way to Main Street in search of food, or alternatively collapse on their couches and call for delivery. This is a regular occurrence for junior Dan Unti, who says he orders food “every time” he goes out on the weekends. Sophomore Victoria Palko says she drunkeats at least once a weekend when she goes out. In an article titled “Why You Drunk Dial Domino’s” in Men’s Health magazine, author Kiera Aaron outlines several theories as to why drinkers crave and eat more food when they are drunk. “Alcohol calories aren’t recognized by the body,” Aaron says researchers claim. “One theory: Since alcohol is a toxin, your body wants to metabolize it as quickly as possible, which is why you don’t feel full from alcohol calories.” Aaron also says even though moderate consumption of alcohol enhances the taste of salt and fats, the cravings of greasy food are far more than just physical. She says this could come from the association of drinking with friends with craving greasy food. Unti says Domino’s is the first food he craves when he’s drunk. Junior Alana Shebiro says she frequently sees students on Main Street and Elkton Road in search of food when they’re drunk. Likewise, Palko says Main street is always “super crowded.” Shebiro says she doesn’t think students cause a problem for restaurants on these streets. “I feel like they go at a time when they’re not really going to be disturbing customers,” Shebiro says. Shebiro says it is helpful when students give these restaurants their business. Similarly, Unti says he believes his drunken business helps restaurants profit.

Edward Reith is one of the general managers at DP Dough on Main Street. He says the restaurant’s traffic comes from local businesses during the day and families and deliveries at night. Ashley Epifano, a manager in training at Domino’s on East Cleveland Avenue, says most of Domino’s business is from students, except in the summer when they go home. Both Reith and Epifano say the busiest nights of the week are Fridays and Saturdays. Reith says on weekend nights, DP Dough receives a surge of business from customers who have just left the bars. “There are definitely kids that are intoxicated, but for the most part it’s only after 1 a.m. in the morning,” Reith says. “Obviously everybody goes out on the weekends, so the college students do order, and we get a decent bar rush after the bars let out on Main Street.” Epifano says she knows students are drunk when they order huge amounts of food and ask her to come out and party. She says she has been asked to parties by patrons multiple times. “When it comes to about one, 2:00 in the morning and our phones are going off with kids, most of the time they’re pretty much drunk,” Epifano says. “We know they’re drunk because of the slurring, the laughing—they don’t know what they’re going to order or how they’re going to pay.” Both Epifano and Reith say the restaurants are open and deliver until two or three in the morning, depending on the day of the week. Delivery orders are usually larger than in-store purchases, Reith says. “Deliveries can be a little bit bigger,” Reith says. “Especially if it’s a couple of people ordering at the same time.” Breadsticks, cheesy bread and large pepperoni and plain pizzas are staple items ordered on the weekend, Epifano says. “We usually spend between fifteen and twenty dollars,” Unti

says, referring to him and his friend. “That’s for two pizzas.” Reith says DP Dough also receives business from students when there are sports games during the day, especially during football season. Epifano says Domino’s gets “prepped up” for game nights, too. Despite the students coming in and ordering the food while drunk, Reith and Epifano find tremendous value in and appreciation for their business. Palko says she thinks these businesses would survive without the business of drunken students, but they would not be doing as well without the business of students who come into the establishments after they are finished partying. “I think that the revenue the businesses make during the weekend is much higher than during the week because they have so many more people drunk-ordering more food,” Palko says. Reith says that with or without intoxicated students’ business, DP Dough would still make a profit, although drunken students’ business definitely helps. Epifano says students are among the most valued customers Domino’s encounters. “All around, when we’re dealing with students, it’s a pretty big deal,” Epifano says. “Being at this location, I think the students are the most important customers that we do involve ourselves with.” Just because some of the customers on weekend nights are drunk doesn’t mean they are bad ones, Reith says. “There are great customers, whether they are intoxicated or not,” Reith says. “And there are bad customers, whether they’re intoxicated or not.” Epifano says serving drunken students can be an entertaining aspect to her job. “All around, it’s actually kind of fun,” Epifano says. “We get to play around with them [and] they joke around back.”



Did You Know: On Saturday, junior defensive end Laith Wallschleger broke the Delaware football team’s career record for blocked kicks, with six.

Women’s soccer downs Temple to push winning streak to four games

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Johnson’s 3 TDs power Delaware over Wagner, 49-9 BY MATT BITTLE Copy Desk Chief

The Delaware football team battled Wagner College and the elements alike Saturday at Delaware Stadium, with the Hens returning home after a lopsided loss to the United States Naval Academy the week before. With rain pouring throughout the entirety of the game, the Hens earned a convincing 49-9 win. Head coach Dave Brock said his team played well on both sides of the ball. “I thought we went out and played a clean half and came out playing with tempo and execution and what we need to do on offense, so I was pleased with that,” Brock said. “I thought defensively we made a couple stops, took the ball away.” Delaware got started early, receiving the opening kick and going 78 yards in seven plays, with junior quarterback Trent Hurley hitting junior tight end Nick Boyle for a 19-yard touchdown one minute and 28 seconds into the game. It was a sign of things to come. After the Seahawks managed a field goal on their first drive, the Hens took over at their own 23. On first down, Hurley dropped back and hit junior wide receiver Michael Johnson on the sideline about 10 yards past the line of scrimmage. Johnson proceeded to break two tackles and slip past several more defenders as he raced down the field, picking up blockers and cutting back across around midfield. From there, it was a footrace, and it was one Johnson would win as he took it

to the house. The 77-yard touchdown was a career long for both Hurley and Johnson. For Wagner, things only got worse from there. The Seahawks’ next possession ended in a missed field goal, and on the one after that, junior defensive end Laith Wallschleger blocked an attempt.

“I thought we went out and played a clean half and came out playing with tempo and execution.” -DAVE BROCK HEAD COACH Four plays after the block, Hurley found Johnson again, this time for a 21-yard touchdown. Johnson made the catch on a screen, broke a tackle and outran everyone in the area to score with less than a minute remaining the first quarter. The Hens took a 21-3 lead into the second quarter, and after sophomore defensive back Craig Brodsky made a diving interception, freshman running back Jalen Randolph scored on a 14-yard run. See HENS page 15

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Junior wide receiver Michael Johnson runs for one of his three touchdowns during the Delaware football team’s victory over Wagner College on Saturday. Johnson earned 168 receiving yards.

Lady Hens’ Dutch connection hopes to make big impact BY JACK COBOURN Sports Editor


Freshman forward Guillermo Delgado (9) dribbles with the ball during a game. Delgado is averaging 1.29 goals per game.

Delgado’s 9 goals tied for most in nation BY TOMMY MANDALA Senior Sports Reporter

The seeds for the offensive explosion that has been the start of Delaware’s 2013 soccer season were sown years ago in a littleknown town in Spain called Tres Cantos. It was there freshman forward sensation Guillermo Delgado was born and learned to play soccer from his father and uncles, as well a professional soccer-playing cousin. Delgado was also there when he received a call from Delaware senior forward Roberto Giménez, who was home for the weekend in his hometown of Calle Calatrava an hour away. Giménez had heard of Guillermo’s skill and offered to come watch him play. Giménez was very impressed with the young Delgado and told him about the university and its soccer program. After a glimpse into his fellow Spaniard’s life and career in Delaware, Delgado was sold. “It definitely gives us a special link,” Delgado said. “He’s worked very hard to be a captain, and, as a senior, he’s what I want

to become on the team.” Through seven games, Delgado has nine goals, adding an assist to boot. The nine goals give him not only the team lead but also the league lead. Delgado is five goals ahead of James Madison’s Josh Grant, who is second in the CAA with four and seven ahead of three Hens who are tied for second on the team. Delgado said he has not let the numbers affect the way he plays. “Sometimes you work very hard and are playing very well, but the ball just doesn’t go in,” Delgado said. “So I must admit that I’ve definitely had some good luck.” Delgado said his relationship with his teammates has grown stronger since he arrived. “I thought everyone in America was so different,” the freshman said. “But in one month, my teammates have become my family.” See GARRITY page 15

Fifteen years ago, Rolf van de Kerkhof left his home in the Netherlands to coach field hockey in the United States. He said he did not know how long he was going to stay but wanted to see what life was like here. “I decided to go for one year to see if it would work out, and the ‘what-if’ question became, ‘Hey, this is fun,’ because I could always go back home and find a team and play and work in the Netherlands,” van de Kerkhof said. “It’s an adventure.” Now head coach at Delaware, van de Kerkhof said the best thing about living in the United States is he gets to do what he enjoys for a living. He said in America, field hockey is played for eight months instead of yearround like in the Netherlands. He also said in the United States, there is more of a focus on the team instead of the individual. Delaware’s “Dutch connection” goes deeper than van de Kerkhof, as two freshmen midfielders, Marjelle Scheffers and Esmée Peet, have come from the Netherlands to help in the quest for a CAA title. Van de Kerkhof said he found both Peet and Scheffers through links in the Dutch field hockey sphere. “The hockey world is a small world, so you have a lot of connections,” he said. “Still I go back home once or twice a year, so I meet a lot of Dutch players and coaches. I have Dutch coaches coaching camps, so you have your networks, so that’s how you get started. You do your  homework.” Scheffers and Peet were both teammates at Amersfoort Mixed Hockey Club in Amersfoort, Scheffers’ hometown. Scheffers played from 2002 to 2010 with the team, while Peet played from 2007 to 2009. Scheffers said she was encouraged to play for Delaware after hearing great things from  Peet. “Well, there was a positive story from Esmée about it, and the way Rolf was contacting me and the impression I get from Delaware,” Scheffers said. “It is very personal. People are very willing to help you, and that’s what I like.” While both players said there is a culture clash between the Netherlands and the United States, they said their teammates were very open and welcoming when they first arrived. While she said she couldn’t compare her hometown to Newark, Scheffers said the major differences between the United States and the Netherlands


Freshman midfielder Marjelle Scheffers (15) makes a play for the ball. Scheffers said she enjoys her time at Delaware because people are willing to help. She has started six games this season. include how things are run and how close everyone is to each other. “Well, everything is bigger, and everything is very professional and wellorganized,” she said. “At the university, there’s a big spirit of the ‘we’ spirit.” Peet said the differences she sees involve transportation and  lifestyle. “In the U.S., everything is bigger,” Peet said. “All the girls have their own car, nobody uses a bike. Especially [for] Marjelle and I, that’s the big difference. And in the Netherlands, we eat more at home, not in a lot of restaurants. Over here, everybody uses their credit card. I’ve spent a lot of money on food.” Peet said the reason she wanted to come to Delaware was to gain experience by playing in the United States. She said she was also influenced by the fact the team wanted to compete.

Though Scheffers does not know what her plans will be after graduation, Peet said she will continue to play back home in the highest level of competition with the knowledge she has learned playing at Delaware. “I think here is a great experience to learn a lot because the girls are good, and it’s a different game of hockey,” she said. “I like it so far, and it’s more physical and strength and I can learn a lot, so I hope after four years I can play in the Dutch competition.” While all three have something they miss from home, Scheffers said she missed certain foods such as Dutch confectionaries and cheese. “My family is the first thing I miss from home, and then I miss a lot of food,” she said. “I miss hageslag, ontebijtkoek, kaas and my mom’s food. And of course, I miss my friends, but I have so many great new girls here.”




HEN HUNT: THE HERO OF CHAMPIONS PECKINGS the wildest athletes of the 1970s,

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Freshman forward Natalie Zelenky has two goals this season.

Women’s soccer on four-game winning streak, play Towson BY PAUL TIERNEY AND JACK COBOURN

Managing Sports Editor and Sports Editor

The Delaware women’s soccer team won 2-1 against Temple on Sunday in Ambler, Pa. The game was tied at zero until the 51st minute, when senior forward Shannon Kearney scored to put the Hens up 1-0. Senior midfielder Dianna Marinaro scored in the 60th minute to give Delaware a 2-0 lead. Although Temple scored in the 68th minute, the 2-1 lead was preserved until the end. The Hens’ record is now 5-4 overall (0-0 CAA). Head coach Scott Grzenda said although he’s happy with the result, he thought his team could have finished the game on a higher note. “I thought we came out and played well for the first 70 minutes,” Grzenda said. “I think we basically controlled the tempo, did everything we needed to do and wanted to do. Once they got their goal we kind of scrambled a little bit, but it was good to see the girls be able to adjust.” The Lady Hens came out of the gate slowly this season, getting off to a 1-4 start and being outscored by their opponents 8-2 during that time. However, the team has scored two goals in each of its last four contests. Grzenda said he expected the team to go through some growing pains during the early portion of the schedule. Without former All-CAA

forward Ali Miller, who graduated, Grzenda said the team was forced to experiment with several new players in the starting lineup. “When we first started, we knew we have a lot of younger kids playing different positions, so we knew the first couple of games were going to be more of a findingout period,” he said. “Finding out where we were going to play people, how we were going to play. You can’t come right out and play.” One of the team’s most productive new recruits, freshman Natalie Zelenky, has started each of the team’s nine games this season and has tallied two goals and two assists. Grzenda said while Zelenky has performed well, there is still time for her to grow as a player. “I think she’s got a long way to go,” he said. “I mean she’s definitely helped us and she’s played great, but I think she knows too that she can do better. It’s really her getting used to playing at speeds of the college game opposed to the club game.” Delaware opens its 2013 CAA campaign at Towson Thursday at 3 p.m. The Tigers have a 5-41 overall record heading into this matchup. While the four straight wins have been good for the program, Grzenda said the team won’t be taking it easy just yet. “In all honesty, the wins are great, but it’s almost a new season right now,” he said. “We just want to get better every game that we  play.”

GARRITY: ‘He’s so explosive. He’s one of the fastest players I’ve ever seen. He’s got great moves, a high soccer IQ and he finishes plays.’ Continued from page 14 Part of that feeling of community comes from having four other Spanish players on the team, including Giménez, junior defenseman Ignacio Martin, junior goalkeeper Borja Barbero and freshman midfielder Jaime Martinez. The American-born players make it a point to look after the foreign players, head coach Ian Hennessy said. He said senior defender Mark Garrity is a big part of the team’s fraternal culture, as Garrity does much for the team chemistry on and off the field. He helps look after underclassmen such as Delgado off the field. Hennessy said Delgado is an intelligent, classy and hardworking student-athlete who fits right into his mold for what a Delaware soccer player should be. Garrity said Delgado has the speed and skills needed to be a strong player. “He’s just so explosive,” Garrity said. “He’s one of the fastest players I’ve ever seen, he’s got great moves, a high soccer IQ and he finishes plays.”

Hennessy was similar in his praise. “He’s a skilled, creative and inventive player with a nose for the goal,” he said. While his first month of college has been a whirlwind of success, Delgado has still had to deal with much of the same adversity that faces any foreignborn college student. Delgado has managed to overcome such issues as missing his family and food at home to struggling to understand a professor in class. Delgado said he has had a few problems to adjust to on the field as well. “The style of play here is a little less technical and more physical,” Delgado said. “So I’ve had to adjust to the team’s style of play.” Delgado said the Northeast’s humidity was something he worked to overcome through training. The health and behavioral sciences major has had a lot to overcome and has worked hard to do so. Delgado said as long as he perseveres, he should be able to do things both on and off the field. “I just need to work hard, and I can handle all of it,” he said.

If you haven’t seen the previews for the new Ron Howard film, “Rush,” you need to get out more. This film has been a while in the making, and from the previews I’ve seen, it looks like it will not disappoint, unlike that pile of dung that was Sylvester Stallone’s “Driven.” This is the real deal, revolving around two men, Britain’s James Hunt and Austria’s Niki Lauda, who were focused on winning the biggest prize of all—the Formula One World Championship. Hunt was known for his off-track antics as much as his speed on it. Born into a middle-class family in England just after World War II, James Simon Wallis Hunt was known for being rebellious and prone to tantrums as a child. Having originally professed his wishes to be a doctor, Hunt was bitten by the racing bug before his 18th  birthday. Hunt steadily worked his way from a self-built Austin Mini through some of the junior formulae until he arrived at Formula One, where he came up with the Hesketh team, a wild bunch run by a lord known for his boozy parties, which suited Hunt’s way of thinking. Hunt scored the team’s only victory, as well as the last for a “privateer” team in Formula One at the 1975 Dutch Grand Prix, beating Lauda’s Ferrari. Hunt was known in the paddocks of many tracks around the world as a talented but wild driver with the motto, “Sex, Breakfast of Champions,” on a patch sewn onto his fireproof driver’s suit. Among some of

including heroes of mine such as tennis player Ilie Nastase and soccer star George Best, Hunt was probably one of the wildest. Joining the famed Marlboro McLaren team in early 1976 as a late replacement for twotime World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi, he found himself in one of the best cars and proceeded to build a reputation as a fast, winning driver. After he left McLaren in 1978, he stayed on the Wolf team for the first eight races of 1979, before retiring, disillusioned with the sport. However, he wasn’t away from the sport for long, as the British Broadcasting Company asked him to commentate on Grand Prix races alongside Murray Walker. The dry, witty Hunt proved the perfect foil for the ebullient Walker, and it is a joy to watch old Grand Prix races when Hunt is commentating. In addition to his racing, Hunt was also a prized Budgerigar breeder and owned a nightclub in Spain named Oscar’s, after his beloved German Shepherd. He continued reporting for BBC right up until his untimely death from a heart attack after covering the Canadian Grand Prix in 1993. Today, Kimi Raikkonen is the closest driver to a James Hunt in these PR-friendly Formula One times. Raikkonen even goes under the pseudonym “James Hunt” when racing snowmobiles, and donned a Hunt tribute helmet at Monaco this season. Hunt is one of my heroes as well, because while his lifestyle is wild, he was still a pretty nice guy. One of the reasons I always wanted to drive for McLaren, besides Mika Häkkinen and the late Ayrton Senna, was because of this wild but quick driver. Hunt and I both shared a passion for tennis and for life to be lived. So all I can say is I hope “Rush” paints an accurate picture of Hunt. Ron Howard won’t need to dramatize Hunt―he did that just by being himself. Jack Cobourn is the sports editor at The Review. Please send any questions, comments and an offer to join McLaren Racing to


Field hockey: The Delaware field hockey team won at Bucknell, 4-3, on Sunday. The Hens scored two goals within the first four minutes of the game, as senior midfielder Claire O’Malley and freshman forward Meghan Winesett scored to put Delaware up 2-0. In the second half, Winesett scored again, as did sophomore Jacki Covaleski. The Hens’ record is now 6-2 overall (0-0 CAA).

Volleyball: The Delaware volleyball team split its matches this weekend at the Clemson Classic in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday. After losing a fourset match against Alabama, the Hens won in four over the hosts. Sophomore outside hitter Katie Hillman, who recorded her fifth double-double of the season against Alabama, had 19 kills against Clemson, while senior outside hitter Katie Hank had 13 kills. The Hens’ record is now 8-6 overall (0-0 CAA).

Men’s tennis: The Delaware men’s tennis team played at the Saint Joseph’s University Invitational from Friday to Sunday in Philadelphia. Seniors Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton lost to Drexel’s Badr Ouabdelmoumen and St. Joe’s Jose Sierra respectively in their singles matches, and then fell to Virginia’s Thomas O’Brien and Kelly Donaldson in the doubles Flight 1 final. However, freshmen Roy Cheng and Evan Andrews won the doubles Flight 2 consolation final.

Men’s club ice hockey: The Delaware Division I men’s club ice hockey team won at Navy, 3-2 in overtime on Saturday at the Fred Rust Ice Arena. Senior forward Mark Zeszut scored at 0:05 in the second period to put the Hens up 1-0. In the third period, Delaware went up 2-0, thanks to senior forward Christopher Volonnino, who scored at 10:11 in the third. Navy answered back to tie the game at 2-2 and force the game into an overtime, in which senior defender Kevin Redmond scored at 0:39 to win the game. The Hens are now 1-0 overall.

HENS: Move to 3-1, open up CAA play Saturday night at home against JMU Continued from page 14 The two teams then traded punts, setting the Wagner offense up with the ball. From there, Brodsky made his second pick of the game. The Hens took advantage of the turnover, as Hurley connected with Johnson for a 31-yard score. Hurley said Johnson is a big boon to the offense. “Mike’s an unbelievable player,” Hurley said. “That’s honestly the only thing I can say, is just he’s unbelievable. He breaks so many tackles, attacks the ball, just an all-around great  player.” Following an interception by senior defensive back Travis Hawkins, the Delaware offense scored again, this time with senior running back Andrew Pierce pounding it in from 7 yards out. Delaware came within a field goal of tying the school record for first half points, as the teams entered the break with the Hens leading 42-3. The Hens outgained the Seahawks 325 yards to 162 yards in the first 30  minutes. Brodsky said the team’s defense played perhaps its best

game thus far this season. “We didn’t give up the big play, we held them in check, our front seven played great, allowed them to get pressure on the quarterback so the quarterback made some errant throws, pretty much stopped the run game,” Brodsky said. The rain, which began shortly before kickoff and intensified before halftime, chased away the vast majority of the fans for the second half. The final two quarters served mostly as a chance for the Hens to test a number of backups, with several starters sitting out to avoid injury in a game that had already been decided. On the field, the Hens drove for another touchdown on their first second-half possession, this time with senior Trevor Sasek at quarterback. Sasek connected with senior wide receiver Rob Jones for a 39-yard score. From there, Delaware proceeded to run the clock. A late Wagner touchdown made the final score 49-9. The Hens improved to 3-1 with the win, while the Seahawks dropped to 1-3. Brock said the big

difference in the score in the second half allowed the coaches to play a number of backups with hopes of acclimating them to game speed. “Those young guys are in there trying to earn additional snaps,” he said. “We need depth. We don’t have any depth. That’s one of the disadvantages that we have right now.” The Hens finished with 488 yards of offense to Wagner’s 302. Overall, the Hens forced three turnovers while not giving the ball away once. Hurley went 10 of 12 for 226 yards and four touchdowns. Johnson caught six passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns. Delaware hosts James Madison Saturday at 7 p.m. in the first CAA matchup for either team. Like the Hens, the Dukes are 3-1, with their only loss coming to a Football Bowl Subdivision school. The matchup will go a long way toward showing what the Hens have, Brock said. “We have a whale of a team coming in here Saturday night, and it’ll be everything we can handle when that bunch rolls into town,” he said.


Delaware backup quarterback Trevor Sasek (13) has played in each of the team’s four games.


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