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Law schools entice students to the field despite competitive aspect and job market
National Agenda’s speaker series released BY BO BARTLEY
Administrative News Editor
BY MELISSA CEPPAGLIA Staff Reporter
University legal studies professors said the job market for lawyers is currently at an all-time low, leaving graduating students in the major jobless and in debt. Sociology professor Ken Haas, a criminal justice lawyer, said for some students the high standards for law school and the competitive aspect of the law field is hard to resist, despite being forewarned that jobs after school are hard to get. Haas said law schools have also not been completely honest with prospective students. “The third and fourth-tier law schools have enticed students who have no business in studying law by lying to them about the prospects of a job, by lying to them about the prospects for success in law and even offering them substantial sums of money that will disappear the minute they don’t get high
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As the election nears and political commentators increase their presence on television, the university will host its own group of experts starting next week. Jason Mycoff, director of undergraduate studies for political science, said the Center for Political Communication will reprise its National Agenda speaker series with the theme “Road to the Presidency” on Wednesday. He said the program will bring heavyweights from across the political spectrum to the university. “I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for students,” Mycoff said. “These are people who have natural reputations, by and large, and you have very few opportunities to sit in the same room and hear their thoughts on these important subjects.” Some expected speakers include Republican political consultant and policy advisor
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Students respond to GOP Convention BY BEN COOPER AND SCOTT ZALESKI Student Affairs Editor and Staff Reporter
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Romney gives a speech at the Republican National Convention.
After the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa was cancelled due to Hurricane Isaac, some professors and students believe it could lead to potential losses to Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s publicity. Though the storm posed a significant threat to the people in the area, junior and political
science major Mat Marshall said the convention is too important to lose a single day of it. “I can understand why they did, I don’t know that it was necessarily a good idea,” Marshall said. “The convention is a huge media opportunity, and it’s a huge risk to give up any night of that.” It is not the first time a storm has impacted the RNC. According to Bill Koenig of World Watch Daily, Hurricane Frances forced many politicians to miss the
2004 Convention and four years later, Hurricane Gustav forced Republicans to cancel the first day of the 2008 convention. Jason Mycoff, a political science professor said the purpose of the convention is to direct the Republican Party’s platform and promote their message. “Mitt Romney’s team scripted everything,” Mycoff said. “They get to decide where people sit, they
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September 4, 2012
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Wilmington becomes most dangerous city in U.S. Ranking determined by violet crimes per 100,000 people and number of sex offenders per capita BY SKYLER GOLDMAN Staff Reporter
Senior and Wilmington resident Kyle Knight said she is concerned about her hometown’s reputation. Densely populated and less than 14 miles away from the university, Wilmington has recently been growing increasingly unsafe, so much according to “Parenting” magazine. Last month it ranked Wilmington “the most dangerous city in America.” “I’m upset that Wilmington is given such a poor reputation given that it’s the place that I’m from, but unfortunately there are parts of it that are very violent,” Knight said. “Delaware is a small state and Wilmington is a big city so you’re inevitably going to have some issues.” The magazine based its ratings on violent crimes per 100,000 people and number of sex offenders per capita. Wilmington Chief of Police Michael Szczerba said the city is the most densely populated area in the state of Delaware, with 71,305 as of July 2011, so the problems are typical for the number of inhabitants. He attributes Wilmington’s dangerous nature and crime to its high rate of repeat offenders. According to Szczerba, 36 homicide victims were shot in
Wilmington since January 2011. Of those 36 victims, 33 have an arrest history that adds up to a total of 723 arrests for more than 1,400 criminal charges and 14 arrests for illegal possession. “It’s like a revolving door,” Szczerba said. “Statistics will prove that our victims are similar to our suspects, meaning that they are often repeat offenders.” Szczerba said despite the high crime rate, students should not be concerned unless they fit into the profile of habitual criminals or drug users because those tend to be the victims. “If you’re coming in here without a criminal history then it’s a safe city,” he said. English professor Iain Crawford, a Wilmington resident said he believes the rating is terrible for the city and for those directly affected by it. According to Crawford, most of the city is a wonderful, diverse and culturally rich area in which he enjoys living. He said he never feels unsafe walking around his neighborhood and taking his dogs to the park. While living in any city, he said it is still important to act sensibly. Wilmington faces intractable issues that are typical of many other American cities, and Crawford said the underlying problems are the city’s economic condition and employment opportunities.
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Scenes such as the one above are common to Wilmington, a city that sits 14 miles from the university. Szczerba said there is no easy way to answer why violence in Wilmington is increasing because the city is facing many challenges.
Although police officers are trying their best to prevent crime, he said the problems are complicated. “[People think] it’s crime and
police are supposed to stop crime, so they’re not doing their job,” Szczerba said. “Well, that’s far from the truth.”
DuPont pledges that 10 percent of new hires will be Veterans BY EDWARD HAGAN Staff Reporter
The DuPont Co. has pledged that starting next year, 10 percent of new hires will consist of veterans. In late August, the chemical company became the first national corporation to formally support the “I Hire Veterans” program and the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, which are aimed at decreasing veteran unemployment, according to a press release by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Based on the most recent statistics from the United States Department of Labor, there are currently more than 750,000 unemployed veterans in the country. There are more than 100,000 troops expected to return home in the next three years, Manchin said. DuPont spokeswoman Tara Condon-Tullier said the company is proud to support returning soldiers. “We’ve always had a tradition of looking for veterans to fill roles at DuPont,” Tullier said. “With their focus on things like detail, discipline and safety, they often gel very well with the culture here.” She said DuPont, whose workforce exceeds 70,000 people, currently hires 2-3,000 new
employees annually. Of these new hires, 7-8 percent of them are veterans, Tullier said. Cadet Capt. Tyle Tripop, a senior civil engineering major and member of the ROTC program, said he thinks DuPont’s pledge of support is a step in the right direction for veterans, who often have a difficult time finding work opportunities or readjusting to life at home after completing their service. “I think this policy is something that, as a country, we don’t really have a lot of,” Tripop said. “It’s great to see a big company like DuPont taking a stand, though. Hopefully others will follow.” He said each member of the ROTC program is required to serve at least four years of active duty along with an additional four years of reserve duty after completing the program at school. Tripop said he enjoys the program and is considering making a career out of the army by staying for longer than the required service. He said he worries about the career opportunities that will be available to him after he returns home. Air Force Lt. Col. Andy Dahlgren who is also a UPS plane pilot, said he sees the policy’s benefits, but he is skeptical of preferential hiring.
“It plants the seed that an individual may feel a false sense of security,” Dahlgren said. “They feel like they don’t have to perform or be as accomplished. It’s a bad attitude for employment. People should strive to be hired on their merits.” Senior command sergeant major Rob Elliot, also a member of the university’s ROTC program, said he agrees with the policy. He said DuPont’s effort to hire more veterans is an example of how similar programs can not only help veterans find jobs, but also aid in fostering a better relationship between soldiers and civilians. “I think it shows that more companies are understanding what is going on overseas and the difficulties that soldiers experience when they come back, despite the negative media,” Elliot said. He said he appreciates that there are more support structures being offered to veterans and hopes more employers adopt policies similar to DuPont’s. “Other companies are going to see the benefits of these programs and potentially do the same thing,” Elliot said. “Who knows how far it will go?”
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A ribbon around the light post in front of DuPont Hall symbolizes war veterans and their sacrifice.
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September 11, 1979 - Freshmen in Smyth Hall had up to 14 roommates due to more students interested in dorm life and poor planning on the part of the university housing officials.
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Man charged with multiple account of burglary in Newark Police caught the man who was the suspect in a string of burglaries in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center last Thursday morning. Officers apprehended Norman E. Barnes, 49, of Maryland, was seized by police in Elkton, Md., according to a Newark Police Department press release. The suspect allegedly involved robbed six businesses on Aug. 23 and attempted to rob three businesses in the Suburban Plaza Shopping Center. Another robbery was reported on Aug. 25(CONF) in a jewelry store, also located in the same plaza. After police determined the suspect was responsible for the burglary of an Applebee’s in the Suburban Plaza on May 20, officers began to believe he was responsible for robberies in other jurisdictions. NPD detectives released images and videos of the suspect to other agencies, who connected the suspect to several other robberies in surrounding areas. An Elkton Police Department detective identified Barnes as a suspect in the investigation. Police were able to match Barnes with the suspect on the video tape and sent out a warrant for his arrest. After learning he was homeless, Newark Police Department Street Crimes Unit searched for Barnes at motels in the area and identified his vehicle early Thursday morning in Maryland. Along with the Elkton Police Department, Newark Police took Barnes into custody. He was found with burglary tools and other items linking him to the investigation. Barnes is currently held at the Cecil County Detention. His bail is set at $50,000. Police encourage party hosts to call for assistance The Newark Police Department has become concerned with criminal activities taking place at offcampus housing, including, but not limited to, armed robbery and theft of personal property according to a recent press release. The NPD advised residents against allowing guests who were not invited into their homes because they could pose a threat. Although it is difficult for individuals to maintain order of a large crowd of people, police encourage residents to call for assistance when necessary. Circumstances include unwanted or unknown individuals inside a residence, uninvited people refusing to leave or crowds of unmanageable size. According to the NPD, a party host who requests police assistance in these instances will not face the same enforcement action taken when a complaint is called in from an independent caller. - Rachel Taylor and Karie Simmons
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Three military men do push-ups before the Football game on Thursday night against West Chester University.
Administrative positions filled Charles Riordan was recently named Vice Provost for Research, succeeding Mark Barteau who announced his resignation over the summer. He has taken a position as the director of the Energy Institute at the University of Michigan. Riordan was most recently the vice provost for graduate and professional education. Nancy Guerra has moved from her position as the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to the associate provost for international programs, which was most recently held by Matthew Robinson. Both appointments began Sept. 1. Robinson will return as a faculty member at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.
Material culture of sports talks set for semester
Search committee for new Athletic Director announced
The Center for Material Culture Studies will host a series of talks called “The Material Culture of Sports” this fall. The 50-minute talks by university faculty and students will have free admission and may serve as a one credit, pass-fail undergraduate class. Talks will cover subjects including the Olympics and the value of a gold medal, the evolution of early American sports and sportswear. The lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1:25 to 2:15 p.m. in Memorial Hall room 112.
The university has formed a committee to fill the athletic director position, which was most recently held by Bernard Muir. Muir left the university this summer to become the director of athletics at Stanford University. Samantha Huge is currently serving as the interim athletic director. The university will work with an Atlanta-based recruiting firm to conduct the national search. The search committee includes faculty from Student Life, Delaware Athletics, Alumni Relations, a sports management professor and alumnus who was a student athlete. Anyone with a candidate recommendation can contact Daniel Parker at danielparker@ parkersearch.com or 770-804-1996, ext. 116. - Danielle Brody
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Submit events to firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, Sept. 4 “How to Network” 5 to 6 p.m., Alfred Lerner Hall Atrium Wednesday, Sept. 5 Meet the Firms 5 to 7 p.m., Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room
Thursday, Sept. 6 Black Graduate Student Association Annual Welcome Back Mixer 6 p.m., 192 South College Ave.
Friday, Sept. 7 “First Friday Fun” hosted by Opt4 6 to 9 p.m., Independence Turf Saturday, Sept. 8 Botanic Gardens Fall Plant Sale 4 to 7 p.m., College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Sunday, Sept. 9 Martha Jackson Jarvis: Ancestors’ Bones 12 to 5 p.m., Mechanical Hall Gallery
Monday, Sept. 10 JPMorgan Chase Coding Competition 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., James Smith Hall Room 41
September 4, 2012
Politics Straight, No Chaser The Abortion Debate: Republican “War on Women”or Democractic Poltiical Ploy? BY MATTHEW GARLIPP
As Morris library reduces printed material, students can access digitized collections from their dorm rooms.
Library attendance decreases due to new online collections BY BO BARTLEY
Administrative News Editor
The amount of students who attend the library and the number of items loaned have decreased in the past few years according to the university’s office for institutional research. During the 2009 to 2010 school year, approximately 900,000 students entered the library and 400,000 items were loaned out. From 2010 to 2011, the last year with complete data, approximately 850,000 students visited the library and approximately 360,000 items were loaned out. Library officials said they have noticed the downward trend in more recent statistics. Vice Provost and university librarian Susan Brynteson said she thinks the change in library use is due to the library’s efforts to make scholarly journals and collections available online. Gregg Silvis, the associate university librarian for information technology and digital initiatives, is in charge of digitizing the library’s collections. He said it is beneficial to the library to free up the physical space of the collections and the space that previously housed the print journals has become the periodicals study room. “We took all that space where we used to have shelving to house those print journals and consolidated the collection and we put in eight group study rooms and a few dozen tables,” Silvis said. According to the university’s office for institutional research, the libraries website received about 200,000 more hits during the 2010
to 2011 school year than from 2009 to 2010. Silvis said another benefit is that students take advantage of the digital copies the library makes available. Freshman Tanya Krapf said she usually does not use the library and the ability to use digital resources is a convenience she took advantage of in high school. “It’s a lot easier if you can do something from home or from your room than making the effort to go to the library when you can get all that access by yourself,” Krapf said. According to its website, the library provides free access to thousands of e-journals. Dina Giambi, the associate university librarian for technical services and resource management, said the number of journals has dramatically increased in the past few years. During the 2007 to 2008 school year, the library had access to 23,710 e-journals. As of June 2011, the library had 36,691, a 55 percent increase according to Giambi. “Of the journals we make available to users, that’s over 42,000 total, 86 percent are electronic and we only have 14 percent left that are in print,” she said. “That’s a huge transformation.” Giambi said the shift has forced the library to change the way its personnel are assigned. “It’s a tumultuous environment,” she said. “Just like students today, librarians cannot do their jobs without the Internet, we can’t. We order, we do invoices, we use computers all day long.” Due to the increasingly digital nature of the library’s resources,
staff members have been trained and hired for technical skills, she said. The librarians are in charge of managing accessibility issues and troubleshooting problems that occur. Brynteson said Morris and other libraries are moving toward less printed material and more digital resources, but it is unlikely libraries will become completely digital in the near future. She said one reason is the reluctance of publishing companies to release their content without strict guidelines. Giambi said the popular book market is moving to a more digital system, but only 20 percent of academic books are available in digital form. “They come up with a lot of pricey models that a lot of libraries can’t deal with,” she said. “E-books at this point, especially on the university press publications, are much more expensive electronically than they are in print.” Graduate student Andrew Smith said he has never borrowed anything from the library but has always used it to study. “I can focus better, it’s quieter,” Smith said. “I have an Xbox and a TV in my apartment and people are always hanging out there.” He said he likes the idea of a devoted study area. Brynteson said she thinks students will continue to use the library because of the building’s inherently scholarly nature. “I talk to students and they say there is something appealing about the idea of going into a building and knowing that everyone else in there is doing the same thing—studying,” she said.
Republicans were scrambling after Missouri Republican Senate Candidate Todd Akin claimed that women’s bodies can naturally prevent pregnancies in cases of what he has deemed “legitimate rape.” Attempts to understand or find any logic or factual basis behind the statement would prove futile. Akin immediately apologized stating that he “used the wrong words in the wrong way.” The damage, however, was already done. Well-known Republicans including Mitt Romney called for Akin to drop out of the race for fear that he would cost their party the Senate seat, which could potentially give them the majority. Akin defiantly decided to stay in the race despite massive criticism from both sides of the political spectrum. President Barack Obama took advantage of Akin’s gaffe and used it to divert attention from the ailing economy, a topic Romney and Republicans persistently try to emphasize. The focus was redirected to Romney and running mate Paul Ryan’s views on abortion and rape and the Republican platform. According to Romney’s official campaign website, he is pro-life and wants the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark case in 1973 that gave women the right to decide on abortion. Instead of a federal judicial mandate, Romney believes state governments should decide their own laws regarding abortion. He also plans to end federal funding for organizations such as Planned Parenthood and other “abortion advocates,” according to his website. Obama attacked this idea, noting that the majority of Planned Parenthood’s services involve health care for women including cancer screening, annual exams and vaccinations, while abortion are a very small percentage of services. Funding cuts would result in reducing women’s access to health care much more than it would curb the amount of abortions performed. However, the Planned Parenthood issue is not at the center of the debate. For many, the most significant point of contention is the overarching question of when abortions are appropriate. During a recent interview on CBS News, Romney said he is in favor of abortion being legal in cases of rape and incest and if there is a problem with the mother’s health. Opponents, however, argue that his position has been far from clear. These exceptions are not included in Romney’s official campaign statement. They also contradict Ryan’s and the Republican Party’s platforms. Ryan and the GOP make no mention of such exceptions to the abortion question and Ryan directly stated that the health of the mother should not be considered. Democrats have used these views against Romney and the Republican Party, reverting attention to the fabled “war on women.” They argue the GOP
is out of touch with women and wants to control their actions by restricting abortions and eliminating easy access to contraceptives. President Obama has utilized this argument to shift women voters to his side. Obama is characterizing his views as ones which give women the most individual freedom and independence to gain their vote. On his official website, he states that “women— not politicians or the government—should be in control of their own health decisions.” Opponents of Obama see him as an abortion extremist who wants to take away all restrictions on Matthew abortion. They Garlip argue that he is even in favor of allowing sex-selective abortions after a White House spokesperson didn’t directly say that Obama was opposed to such abortions. Further, to counter the gender war claims, Republicans argue that Obama’s administration is actually waging the war. They emphasize the dismal condition of the economy and the fact that among the scores of unemployed Americans, women make up 5.2 million of them. They also cite a statistic from the National Women’s Law Center, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that of the 2.7 million jobs created in 2009, only 567,000, or about 20 percent, went to women. Republicans, like many other Americans, believe the economy is the most important issue our country faces today. They are frustrated by Obama’s strategy to deflect the focus away from such a vital concern. Just because Obama’s views about abortion differ sharply from Romney’s, does that actually mean that he and the Republican Party have a grudge against women? Most likely not. Will this highly contentious debate actually matter in the overall scheme of the election? Probably not. According to the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, only about 10 percent of people view abortion as the most important factor in their voting decision. If the war on women’s issues does have any notable negative effect, it will be on Romney. His unclear and contradictory views on abortion continue to illustrate a loose grasp of policy certainty. Also, according to a Gallup Poll, women voters prefer Obama over Romney 52 to 40 percent. The last thing Romney needs is another reason for more women to vote with the Democratic candidate. When your running mate insensitively refers to rape as just another “method of conception,” you’re not off to a good start.
September 4, 2012
Destroyed fresco brings mixed reactions from art conservators BY CHELSEA HOLLOWELL Staff Reporter
A woman in her 80s attempted to restore a tattered and flaking painting at a church in Spain a few weeks ago, resulting in a portrait that looked nothing like the original. The 19th century fresco painting of Jesus by Elías García Martínez was retouched by Cecilia Giménez, who claims to have received permission by the priest of the church, according to a National Public Radio “The World” podcast. Giménez, who has no training in the field of art conservation, repainted the portrait of Jesus, altering his hair style, facial features and clothing. Some art conservation professors said this recent incident has brought attention to the importance of their field. The university houses one of four art conservation programs in the U.S. The other three programs are taught at New York University, UCLA Getty and Buffalo State University. Professor Joyce Hill Stoner, director of the preservation studies doctoral program at the university, stated in an email message that public education about her profession would help people understand art restoration. She said when amateur artists like the woman in Spain try to do professional projects, the results can be detrimental. “Often these attempts cause far more damage than would have happened if they had been left entirely
alone,” Stoner said. “Benign neglect is far preferable.” Stoner worked at the Winterthur Museum as the chief paintings conservator for four years and as the head of conservation for two years. She said she treats approximately two dozen paintings a year and oversees students’ work on about a dozen more. “We think public education and advocacy about our profession is one key,” Stoner said. “Even the Antiques Roadshow people often say, ‘Ah, Madame, if you had not cleaned this piece of early American furniture it would have been worth $70,000, now it is worth no more than $700.’” Art conservation professor Vicki Cassman said she believes conservators should be more accessible to the general public in order to prevent future self-appointed restorations. She said the field of art conservation is not very large so most projects are brought to restoration professionals. “There aren’t that many of us out there that we’d have to kind of dig up the work,” Cassman said. “So, whether they find conservators that are appropriately trained or not is another question as the Spanish incident shows us.” Cassman said natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake in Haiti, are a common reason for conservators to be called upon. Professional art conservationists are expected to follow a code of ethics,
she said. Restoration on every piece is thoroughly documented and the treatment used must be reversible. “I think in the example of the Spanish disaster that probably neither of those two principles of conservation were held,” Cassman said. If the woman in Spain used oil paint, it could be difficult to remove without compromising the painting below, according to Stoner. “One way it could be approached would be to try to remove tiny square millimeters of her paint under the microscope with tiny pointed swabs and then immediately consolidate the lifting flakes below,” she said. The process could take months and would then require “inpainting” or painting in the areas of actual loss, she said. Stoner said the amount of time spent restoring a piece varies by its size and the amount of damage. She said minor treatments can take a few hours but she has seen a restoration take four years. There is a clinic every month at the Winterthur Museum near Wilmington where owners can have their pieces restored for free, Stoner said. In one example, she said someone removed the autumn leaves from a 19th century landscape by using Ajax, a heavy duty cleaner. “We can only sigh and wonder, ‘What could they have been thinking?’” Stoner said. Cassman said the university’s art
conservation program is sponsored by Wintherthur and is the only one to offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level degrees. Students in the art conservation programs at the university receive practical experience on campus and abroad. Students recently spent 420 hours restoring a terra cotta mural in Spencer Hall, she said. Junior
major Melissa Miller said she thinks restoration should be left to professionals, especially in Giménez’s case. “It’s really disappointing that someone would think, I don’t know, that they could just pick this up and it’ll be fine,” Miller said. “A centuryold piece of artwork that’s got tons of emotional value, I’m sure, and she ruined it for everybody.”
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The 19th century fresco paiting of Jesus was retouched by a woman in her 80s.
Environmental clubs react to university ties with PNC, fracking BY JACK COBOURN Managing Sports Editor
University students joined environmentalists outside Trabant University Center on Aug. 25 to inform people that PNC Bank finances mountaintop removal, also known as fracking. Graduate student Adam Holubinka said he stood in front of the building with members from the Sierra Club, an environmental organization, Occupy Delaware and the Earth Quaker Action Team. Their goal was to bring attention to the banking company’s business practices, he said. “There were students handing out leaflets, information about mountaintop removal, urging people to do their research on the
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This PNC Bank ATM is located on the university campus for student convenience.
issue and then deciding whether or not to open an account with PNC,” Holubinka said. Mountaintop removal is a type of coal mining where miners level the mountains to reach the pockets of coal, according to junior Kelsey Schwenk, a wildlife conservation major. This is a common mining technique used in Appalachia, especially in West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, she said. Schwenk, who lives in a region in Pennsylvania where mountaintop removal is common, said the practice has a negative impact on the environment because it erodes the mountain. She said the water supply can get contaminated with methane and other chemicals. “When you remove [mountaintops] for coal mining, it leads to excess erosion,” Schwenk said. “There can be a lot of problems with acid rain because of the runoff, the dirt through the coal mine areas and the pollutants that come from the coal.” PNC Bank was chosen by the protesters because of its ties with the university, Holubinka said. PNC formed a partnership with the university in 2010, according to UDaily. Because the school has boasted its commitment to be more sustainable, Holubinka said they should review their alliances. “I support the university for trying to make the campus greener, they’ve undertaken a lot of sustainability initiatives over the past few years,” he said. “[The university] really needs to look at its ties with some of the companies and businesses that it’s doing business with, such as PNC.” Occupy Delaware member
Jen Wallace, 41, of Newark, said Bank of America also finances mountaintop removal. She said while there are no laws against mountaintop removal as of yet, PNC should face consequences from the public. “I think we, as a society, need to hold them accountable by refusing to do business with them,” Wallace said. Holubinka said the goal of the event was not to put PNC Bank out of business. He said it was to cause the company to lose customers so
it will consider not doing business with the mining companies. “All we’re trying to do is raise awareness about PNC’s involvement in financing mountaintop removal and fracking,” Holubinka said. “We’re just hoping PNC sees that this is a pretty big issue that people are starting to understand and we want PNC to stop financing mountaintop removal and fracking.” Schwenk said she might be looking around for a new financial representative soon.
“Now that I am aware, I might actually have to consider changing my bank and move my money elsewhere,” Schwenk said.
Editor’s note: Due to the holiday weekend, the reporter did not have a chance to speak with the university.
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Various club members organize outside of Trabant University Center to hand out pamphlets about fracking.
September 4, 2012
Obama claims Romney will cut student loans if elected BY KRISTYN DALY Staff Reporter
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Paul Ryan speaks to a crowd. Ryan is Mitt Romneyâ€™s Vice Presidential candidate choice.
Students respond to VP candidate BY MEGHAN MCDEVITT Staff Reporter
Republican Party presidential nominee Mitt Romney picked Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate last month and students have mixed reactions about his choice. Junior Brian Knodel said he thinks the choice seems beneficial to the party and to American politics because Ryan bridges the gap among Romney supporters. â€œHeâ€™s an idea man who brings more youthfulness to the ticket,â€? Knodel said. Knodel said the relationship between Romney and Ryan is the reversal of the relationship between President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. He said Romney is older and Ryan is younger, while Obama is younger and Biden is older. Knodel said he finds Ryan to be a likeable and relatable candidate, and his experience in the U.S. House of Representatives makes him a good running mate. Sophomore Avi Kleinman said he thinks Romney is only choosing Ryan to secure the vote and appeal to voters he may not have been able to reach otherwise. He said he sees Romney as someone who will do anything to get a vote. â€œI think the election will come down to choosing the lesser of the two evils,â€? Kleinman said. â€œThe
election puts the focus on some of the wrong areas, but weâ€™re all on the same teamâ€” weâ€™re all Americans.â€? Kleinman, who said he obtains most of his information about the election from National Public Radio, does not agree that Romneyâ€™s choice was a good one. He said if Ryan is elected he will either be a great liaison between Romney and the public, or he will fall into the same pitfalls of the current administration. â€œIâ€™d like to see him not get elected,â€? Kleinman said. â€œBut I do look forward to seeing his learning process. Heâ€™ll be in shock for sure.â€? He said he has noticed similarities between Biden and Ryan. One in particular is that the two men are constantly in the news for misspeaking, he said. â€œThey both do not have the best PR,â€? Kleinman said. Freshman Shawn St. Amand said voting can either be done apathetically or after researching the candidates. No matter who citizens vote for, he said he thinks it is important they are making informed decisions. â€œPeople who donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going on would throw the election off,â€? he said. Freshman Andrew King said voting is more significant than people think. â€œVoting is very important to me,â€? he said. â€œYouâ€™re picking whoâ€™s running the country.â€?
Last month, President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of students at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, and said Republican Party presidential nominee Mitt Romney recommended students who are financially unable to afford college to â€œshop around and borrow more money from your parents.â€? Obama said if Romney is elected, he will cut funding toward student loans and grants, leaving 1 million students without federal aid. Jim Holloway, compliance manager at Student Financial Services, stated in an email message that last year 9,945 students received a grant or a loan from a federal source. He said of those students, 2,217 received one or more federal grants and 9,563 students participated in one or more of the federal loan programs. He said if Romney wins the presidential election and cuts funding, the university would not be able to provide the same amount of student loans and grants. â€œIf there are reductions in funding or programs are eliminated, by definition the level of support to students provided by those programs is going to be reduced or not available,â€? Holloway said. Economics professor William Harris said students need to â€œlook for the next best alternative.â€? He said he
suggests working a part-time job to balance the cost throughout college, while ROTC programs and scholarships are also available to students. Junior Hannah Mueller said she secured a loan and receives funding from a scholarship, and would still be able to afford college if Romney were elected. â€œI am borrowing tuition money from my parents,â€? she said. â€œHowever, it is very unrealistic to expect all students to be able to borrow from their parents.â€? Mueller said she thinks the number of college students would decrease if they were unable to afford tuition. Economics professor James Oâ€™Neill said he thinks grants and loans are a large factor in a studentâ€™s decision to attend college. â€œIf we want to attract excellent students, we have to have certain programs that really provide incentives to excellent students,â€? he said. Freshman Meghan Lenahan said she has taken out grants and loans in order to attend the university and probably would not be able to afford college if Romney were to cut the funding. She said she came to the university in order to save money, instead of attending her â€œdream schoolâ€? which was more expensive. Harris said he does not think cutting loans and grants will deter someone who is qualified and sufficiently motivated to attend college. He said he thinks it will force universities to offer a better value
for students and families paying out of pocket. Economics professor Vincent Marra said he believes if Romney cuts grants, a person with a lower income will have a harder time securing a loan. He said his main concern regarding fewer grants and loans is an overall decrease in demand for a college education. â€œThe problem weâ€™re going to face as a society is that weâ€™re going to have a less educated population,â€? Marra said. â€œThe thing that no one is talking about is that itâ€™d have a long-term negative effect.â€? Freshman Kyle Lusignea said he does not have any loans or grants and would be able to afford college if Romney is elected. He said he agrees with the republican candidate that students need to borrow more money from their parents. â€œIf youâ€™re not using a loan you can come out of college without a lot of debt, and thatâ€™s pretty significant,â€? he said. Although junior Laura Mullin said her parents pay for her tuition, she thinks if Romney were to cut student loans, â€œIt wouldnâ€™t end well.â€? â€œMy parents pay tuition and everything, but moneyâ€™s tight as it is,â€? Mullin said. â€œWe donâ€™t need things getting any worse.â€? Jack Cobourn reporting to this article.
President Barack Obama has been stated saying Mitt Romney will cut student loans if elected in November.
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DSWA collects hazardous waste from DE residents Used gasoline, gardening pesticides and cleaning containers were safely disposed of at the event. BY MICHAELA CLARK
County on their website. Michael Wayock, university environmental health and safety Delaware residents brought specialist at the university, said common but potentially dangerous hazardous household wastes should items from their homes in a drive- be a more publicized issue. He is through style drop-off at Saturday’s in charge of the safe disposal of Household Hazardous Waste chemical waste at the university and Collection Event. picks it up once a week from the labs. The Delaware Solid Waste The Department of Health and Safety Authority is a company that offers stores the waste until the contracted free disposal of all hazardous disposal company safely removes it, household waste to Delaware Wayock said. residents. It owns and operates all “I deal with hazardous waste for landfills in Delaware and supervises a living, but most people don’t even trash pickup and recycling. know they have household hazardous DWSA recycling technician waste,” he said. Darrin Johnson said community Wayock said compact participation in the proper disposal fluorescent light bulbs are an of hazardous waste is the key to example of a common household keeping Delaware residents safe. item that can be dangerous. They “It’s important to do this to can leak mercury when broken and save the environment, to keep the pose a threat to both people and the materials out of landfills,” Johnson environment, he said. said. “It’s a hazard to the person He said approximately 800 if it breaks and a hazard to the people came to the former Chrysler environment if it’s thrown in the Assembly Plant on South College trash,” Wayock said. “If it goes in the Avenue to have DSWA workers take trash it goes in a landfill.” items such as Wa y o c k old batteries, said he thinks used motor companies oil and broken should reimburse fluorescent consumers who light bulbs out recycle these of their cars. light bulbs since T h e they are often D S W A not disposed of partners with properly. n a t i o n a l “If you companies give people such as Clean the incentive, Harbors and they will do it,” Creative Wayock said. Recycling “Right now that bring the you’re trusting materials to people to do the their disposal right thing. It may —DWSA recycling p l a n t s , not get done.” technician, Johnson said. He said Clean Harbors those who are Darrin Johnson r e m o v e s responsible for c o m m o n picking up trash hazardous waste while Creative should do more to educate the Recycling handles unusual items residents about hazardous waste. such as used shotgun shells and Matthew White, a senior ammunition, he said. biochemistry major, also said raising Johnson said although awareness about the issue is the best environmentally friendly products way to prevent future contamination. are becoming more widely used, He said he has learned about people still bring in hazardous household hazardous waste in materials like lead paint from 30 general chemistry classes. years ago. Computer monitors contain Some common hazardous many toxic elements like lead items brought to the event were that can leach into the soil and used gasoline, gardening pesticides, groundwater, White said. He said he cleaning chemicals and used aerosol thinks recycling hazardous waste is cans, according to Johnson. important for the future. The DWSA usually holds 10 “If we don’t start to worry now, hazardous waste disposal events the issue will only compound over each year, Johnson said. There are time,” White said. “We’re not talking close to 100 recycling drop-off an Armageddon-level type of thing, centers open throughout the year. but at the rate we’re consuming The company has events scheduled technology, we need to be aware.” for every weekend in New Castle Staff Reporter
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Delaware’s geography and proximity to the university makes it a good location for potential wind testing.
Wind testing site could bring insight, sustainable energy Firestone: “real-world tests could enhance reliability of turbines” BY LAURA SCHULTZ Staff Reporter
University and government officials are awaiting approval to build a wind testing site off the Delaware coast. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Natural Renewable Energy Laboratory and university professors and administrators submitted a proposal last month to establish the site in the Atlantic Ocean that would provide researchers with insight into the offshore wind industry. Jeremy Firestone, a professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, is leading the project on the university’s side of the proposal. According to Firestone, the university’s focus will be on site development and research, while the NREL will primarily focus on the testing. The site will provide a platform for manufacturers of offshore wind turbines to test different aspects of their equipment in realistic conditions, rather just in the lab or on land, according to Firestone. The proposal letter states that the site will provide research to advance offshore wind technology and will address the challenges the industry has encountered in installation and interactions with the environment. “If you could do real-world tests, you could enhance reliability of these wind turbines and effectively render them bankable,”
Firestone said. He also said commercial developers looking to build sites for the wind turbines are more likely to purchase the equipment if it meets international certification standards, the primary benefit of the offshore site. Capital for developing new sites will be less expensive if lenders have confidence in the equipment, leading to more sites being built, Firestone said. The DOE is currently reviewing the proposal and could not comment on the project’s status. The proposal is in its final stages of conceptualization and research and, if approved, the department will initiate the next step of the process. Firestone said Delaware provides the right atmosphere to study these challenges due to its geographical location and the university’s facilities. Because of its long, gradual continental shelf, the Atlantic Ocean is an ideal location to build, maintain and study offshore wind equipment, he said. “The university has the most active offshore wind research program in the United States,” Firestone said. “We have a supportive public and we have government officials who are supporters of the offshore wind proposal.” Wind energy is a dependable, local and renewable resource, according to senior Elisa
Sarantschin, a coastal and marine geoscience major who has studied wind energy. “Wind energy is clean energy,” Sarantschin said. “Every kilowatt of energy is free of the toxic emissions that pollute our water and air.” Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) who supports the proposal, stated in a press release that this area has a great amount of wind energy potential. “Just off the Atlantic Coast, we have enough energy to replace 300 dirty, large coal plants and enough power to support nine states from Massachusetts to North Carolina,” Carper said. Firestone said using wind turbines benefits the economy, by creating jobs in manufacturing, construction, research and engineering as well as keeping money spent on energy in the United States. Senior engineering major Dave Liebers said research in wind energy is a sound investment because it helps eliminate the need for fossil fuels and creates a new market for renewable energy in the economy. “It’s a step in the right direction,” Liebers said. “Once the use of wind technology gains traction, it will be easier to eliminate many other concerns brought on by the idea of wind technology.”
“It’s important to do this to save the environment, to keep the materials out of landfills.”
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Man taken to the ground at Deer Park after midnight
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A homeless man frequently scavenges through these dumpsters off Main Street for bags of wasted food, according to student Rachel White.
Restaurant owner talks food waste BY JACK FISHER Staff Reporter
Rich Colliss, manager of Cucina Di Napoli, said it bothers him when his patrons leave nearly a whole plate of food behind. “I don’t like to see food ever go to waste,” Colliss said. He said food waste most commonly occurs in his restaurant when customers are in a hurry or forget to pick up their orders. Colliss said he offers those meals to his staff instead of throwing them away and tries to prevent waste by making “the right amount of food for the price.” A recent study by the Natural Resources Defense Council reported that Americans waste approximately 40 percent of the food they purchase, a 50 percent increase from the 1970s. According to Collis, this problem is partially cultural. “Americans can be very wasteful,” he said. “If we lived in another country, we would have a different outlook.” At the university students often waste food in the dining hall because they are unsure of how it will taste, said junior Paulina Wiedmann. She said when students try different food in order to find something they like, uneaten food is the result. “The food looks OK, but then it turns out to be pretty gross,” Wiedmann said. She said students return to the line to try something else, creating a cycle. According to the Dining Services website, a standard “10 Weekly” meal plan with $275 worth of points costs $2,121 per semester. Junior Brittany Cheadle said she is angered when students throw food away at the dining hall. “I put a lot of money into a dining hall plan,” Cheadle said.
John Mackenzie, a resource economics and sustainable development professor, said technology is key to reducing food waste. He said the U.S. agricultural industries create less waste than developing countries because of their technological advantage. “A contrarian idea is that while we think of highly-developed countries as wasting more food, there’s more waste in less developed countries,” Mackenzie said. He said the poultry industry in southern Delaware can process every part of the chicken while developing countries use traditional methods which are less efficient, resulting in more waste. Mackenzie added that domestically, he is not sure if there is a difference in the amount of food waste in high and low-income households. However, he said those who have a refrigerator can reduce the amount of food they throw away. Junior Madison Helmick said she frequently sees plates filled with food on the conveyor belt disposal system in the dining hall. She attributes this to the staff’s lack of serving size standards rather than students’ wasteful attitudes. “A lot of times the dining hall staff gives you huge portions,” Helmick said. Dining Services could not be reached for comment. Freshman Jimmy Woeckener, on the other hand, said he was influenced this summer to limit the amount of food he throws out. He was moved by a story in his orientation booklet about Mumbai, India, a city that is dealing with a considerable hunger problem, he said. “You have to change people’s morals,” Woeckener said. “You can spread awareness until they are blue in the face, but people have to be changed.”
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A man argued with police officers after someone on the second floor of Deer Park Tavern threw a glass at him on early Monday morning around 12:30 a.m, according to Chelsea Cimino.
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After failing to reason with the officers, the man pushed attempted to run past multiple bouncers into the bar and was then pushed to the ground by police, according to Chelsea Cimino.
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Newark train station Occidental Chemical agreed to $19 to see improvement million cleanup in Delaware City BY SCOTT ZALESKI Staff Reporter
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The company was required to continue the removal of contaminated soil and sediment from groundwater along the Delaware River.
Students lack interest in presidential campaign in comparison to 2008 BY HABIBEH SYED Staff Reporter
Senior Joseph Karmondy said he thinks new voters will not impact the presidential election as much as they did four years ago because they do not have the same momentum. He said many factors of the last election interested young voters, which the current presidential campaign lacks. “There was a big swing in voting due to the idea of change, a black candidate and other driving forces which got the younger generation involved a lot more,” Karmondy said. “I don’t think that exists this election.” According to a report released in July 2009 by the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 49 percent of voters aged 18 to 24 voted in the 2008 presidential election. Turnout among young black voters was 55 percent, which was 8 percent higher than in 2004. Political science professor
Christopher Counihan said more college students will vote this year than usual, but numbers will not surpass those of the last presidential election. “I think although there’s still popularity for the president, the economic issues have gotten more difficult in the country,” Counihan said. “I think that there isn’t as much drive amongst the students to vote in larger numbers. There is more uncertainty and less involvement.” He said that historically, economic issues are not as important for students as social issues. However, this year he said they may feel differently considering the difficulties of getting a job after graduation. Counihan said the lack of involvement is partly due to the fact that political surveyors only call landlines, while many young voters mainly use cell phones. “That really makes the age group of college students very under-represented,” he said.
According to the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement analysis of the Census Current Population survey conducted in the November 2008 election, young people who were contacted by an organization or campaign were more likely to vote as opposed to those who were not. Junior Emily Genshaw said students are too immersed in technology that they forget about the world around them and ignore issues that matter. She said those who do vote tend to vote for the popular candidate instead of looking into their beliefs and ideas. She thinks students have the potential to be mature enough to vote but said she is not sure if they are. “People really vote off of peers and off of social media and not really off of the facts,” Genshaw said. “I think that a lot of people don’t really know what they are voting for.”
With the $10 million federal grant given this summer, the Newark Train Station will gain new trains and rail lines to extend to routes that were previously unavailable. Sophomore Shannon Groth said she is excited that the new rail lines will allow her to travel to more areas. “It’ll be nice to be able to visit my friends in places that I wasn’t able to before,” Groth said. “It sounds like the grant is just going to make transportation easier for everyone in the Delaware area.” Newark Mayor Vance A. Funk III said the university cannot be a practical campus without public transportation and believes it is the one thing the city of Newark is lacking. “Everyone’s trying to get the upper edge, prove that they’re the best and we’re very close to that, but we have to improve our rail service,” he said. In addition to improving services and passenger safety, the grant will fund the installation of a new rail line that extends from Newark to Wilmington. Funk said the new rail line is a convenient alternative mode of transportation during the busy hours of the day. Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff stated in a press release that increasing the number of trains and varieties of routes will hopefully curb traffic along Interstate 95, especially during rush hour. “Newark’s new rail facility provides a real desirable transportation alternative to the grueling congestion on the I-95 corridor,” he said. The grant will not only
help get people off the road, but also will aim to get them back to work, Rogoff said. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program has picked up the project and hopes to improve the Newark station’s facilities. Rogoff said TIGER is already “putting Americans back to work,” and is slated to create over 1,000 jobs for construction workers alone. Funk said one of the more personal reasons he supports the grant is the addition of an actual full-functioning station, rather than just a ticket window, which will serve 20,000 future students and over 30,000 residents. He said the way the station is now, it is difficult for the physically handicapped to get from the parking lot to the tracks. Funk said after suffering a stroke several years ago he became more interested in making the station handicapaccessible after he experienced the limitations of the current station. More job opportunities are coming to Newark within the next year according to Funk, especially those that Bloom Energy, a company that manufactures fuel cell generators, will create. “They’re going to hire 650 employees next year and probably by the end of 2012 are going to add another 300 to 400,” he said. “They’re good paying jobs, there’s a lot of research.” With the increasing opportunities for employment coming to the area, Funk said transportation is essential to attract potential residents to Newark. “They want to be in downtown Newark, they want to live here, they feel that it’s just a really classy city,” he said.
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The donation will be to used to help construct the new lab on Academy street and Lovett venue.
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The donation will be to used to help construct the new lab on Academy Street and Lovett Avenue.
DuPont donates $5 million to Lab BY CAITLIN MOON Staff Reporter
DuPont Company has donated $5 million toward the construction of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory on Academy Street and Lovett Avenue according to an engineering administrator. Armand Battisti, director of development at the College of Engineering, said the gift from DuPont resulted from the long process of proposing the project, which costs approximately $130 million. More than $56 million for this project will come from gifts from companies, private foundations and charities, he said. The building which is scheduled to open next fall, will now feature a wing called the DuPont Science Learning Center. The lab will aid graduate student research, faculty and researchers at the university, Battisi said. “This building is equipped with the latest technology,” Battisti said. “It will provide UD with a research facility that is unsurpassed in the region.” He said construction is currently on schedule and within budget. Officials are working to raise endowment to support undergraduate scholarship, graduate research and prominent faculty, Battisti said. Inside the building there will be an instructional section where all undergraduates who take a science class can study and a research section
where undergraduate and graduate students may work, he said. The design will allow undergraduates to participate in a more interactive style of learning, Battisti said. After a lecture and explanation, a chemistry course will be split into two groups and enter into two separate labs. There, instead of listening to a professor or
“This building is equipped with the latest technology.” -Director of development at the College of Engineering, Armand Battisti
searching in a textbook, Battisi said the students will find the answers to relevant situations by conducting experiments. The research wing of the building is devoted to high-end research facilities for faculty, graduate students and professional researchers, Battisti said. One, called
the “Clean Room,” will be available for higher level research. “The ‘Clean Room’ creates an environment that contains a very low vibration, low frequency and little variation in temperature,” Battisti said. “Experiments aren’t corrupted by humidity. The very clean facility allows experiments to be conducted without environmental factors.” Senior environmental engineering major Andrew Wright said he is excited for the building and the opportunities it will create. “Most science engineering labs are restricted within our majors,” Wright said. “If we have a chemistry problem, we have to go to the chemistry department. Some of the labs are quite old.” Dean Babatunde Ogunnaike of the College of Engineering said the ISE lab will support the way scientists collaborate. He said it will allow different science concentrations to work together closely, eliminating the need to switch buildings for different areas of work. “The kinds of engineering problems that the world is facing today no longer come in neat packages,” said Ogunnaike. “We have to deal with water, energy, and health, which require interdisciplinary action. There are sometimes a dozen authors on one paper from different disciplines in different parts of the world, working together to solve one big problem.”
grades the first semester,” he said. “And by that time they are sucked in.” If students lose their tuition awards, they tend to take out loans to make up for it and are stuck with a loan debt they cannot pay off after graduation, Haas said. English professor Phillip Mink, who practiced law for many years, said some law schools are becoming very expensive and are not always able to provide students with the job opportunities they were promised. “There are lawsuits against law schools for misrepresenting the job market and these are not cheap schools,” Mink said. “They charge $40 to 50,000 a year and their placement rate within nine months of graduation is under 20 percent.” He said it is essential for students who are applying to law school to distinguish themselves from other applicants. A good GPA, high scores on the LSAT and the ability to write are the most important qualities, according to Mink. Eric Rise, a criminal justice professor, said he emphasizes the requirements for law school to his students so they are aware of how difficult and competitive applying can be. “One of the key complaints for law school graduates is the burden of student loans,” Rise said. “I try to give them a realistic view of what they are getting into.” The university offers resources for students to prepare for law school and life after graduation according to Robin Marks, assistant director for graduate and
professional school advisement. Marks said the university makes an effort to help prepare undergraduates for law school. He said there will be a law school fair in October during which representatives from various schools will be able to talk with students. “I think the university is doing quite a few different initiatives to help students, and as we are aware of events we are putting them up on Blue Hen Careers,” Marks said. There are also opportunities through Kaplan to take free practice LSATs. Wade Dryden, a junior criminal justice major, said he wants to take a “test-drive” before committing to law school. He said he recently started looking into law school but is not sure he wants to apply yet. “Why not take the LSAT as practice, if I do well on it then maybe that’s a sign, and if I don’t then maybe I try something else,” Dryden said. He said he plans to take advantage of the resources the university has to offer to make certain law school is truly what he wants to pursue after graduation. Practice classes and law school fairs pay off, according to alumnus Paul O’Brien, who is currently enrolled in his first year at Brooklyn Law School. He said he is confident he will find a job with his law degree in three years. “I am aware the job market for lawyers has become much more competitive then it may have been a few years ago,” O’Brien said. “I still believe receiving a law degree can open doors to a number of options that would not be available to me otherwise.”
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The Career Services Center helps pre-law students prepare for life after graduation.
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Minnich: ‘I liked the fact that they’re actually running on real ideas’ “His [Romney] selection of Paul Ryan as a running mate has get to decide who’s going to speak, helped to energize the Republican what they’re going to speak about, base as well,” he said. “Romney the entire convention is pretty has had trouble staying out of much scripted advertisement for his own way by engaging with Democrats on issues that divert the nominee.” According to Mycoff, the the attention from the Romney Convention has become an campaign’s platform.” Balogun said Romney needs advertising mechanism because the nominee gets to control their to play to his strength, which is the message to the voters. Mycoff, economy. “The unemployment and job who was interviewed before the convention began, said the growth data is in his favor,” he Republicans would try to deflect said. “Therefore, he will need to criticism from President Barak work harder and come up with Obama and attempt to humanize concrete proposals to convey his message to the American people.” their candidates. Senior and political science Senior and American history major, Justin Heanue said he major, Jeremy Minnich said believes the Convention was a Romney has come up with solid success for the Republican Party initiatives in order to ground his with exception to the last day campaign. “I liked the fact that they’re where Clint Eastwood took the actually running on real ideas,” stage for an unscripted speech. Eastwood’s speech was Minnich said. “In comparison heavily criticized, but Heanue to the way Obama seems to be said the positive connotations of running a campaign which is bringing a Hollywood star to the nothing other than an attack on stage outweighed the bad publicity. Mitt Romney.” However, “I thought Minnich also said it was kind of Romney has some a bad play by trust issues with the them,” Heanue American people said. “But I think and needed to try to it was important use the convention to have him on in a way to regain to show that not an honorable image. all of the state “I thought the of California convention was and Hollywood an opportunity for is consumed Romney to try to by liberals. It’s repaint himself,” he about rebranding said. “In terms of the conservative how effective that image.” was, I don’t think H e a n u e said he thought -President of Collegehe did that great the first day’s Republicans, Liz Cattof a job in doing it. I feel like most cancellation had people still don’t a positive effect really know if they on the convention and provided more excitement for can trust him.” Sophomore and President of viewers. “It concentrated it so that you College Republicans, Liz Catt had Rubio and Romney speaking said one positive aspect of the on the same night,” Heanue Republican National Convention said. “It made it a little bit more was their ability to showcase digestible for say just your average economic issues. “They presented a strong clear person watching it.” As far as Romney’s campaign, message about what exactly their Marshall said he believes there is plans are to improve the financial positions of Americans,” she said. room for improvement. However, Catt said another “I think that it’s actually been a pretty poorly managed important aspect to the convention campaign,” Marshall said. “All was Ann Romney’s ability to make things considered the Republican her husband more relatable to the nominee should really be running general public. “A lot of people see Romney away with the election right now.” Emmanuel Balogun, a as this automaton, robotic figure in graduate student in the political politics,” Catt said. “Ann Romney science department said Romney’s was able to humanize him, which campaign has rejuvenated the is really important for voters to see.” Republican Party.
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Michelle Caracci models a flower ring to match her chunky necklace, doubled on top of a simple sterling silver tiffany necklace.
Accessories surpassing clothing sales, retail analysysts believe BY LAURA SCHULTZ Staff Reporter
Retail analysts have recently noticed an upward trend in consumers purchasing accessories over apparel. Retail analyst Marshal Cohen from the National Purchase Diary stated in a New York Times article last month that accessories sales are surpassing clothing sales. “Women’s fashion, for the last 18 months, has been running negative numbers,” Cohen said. “Over the last six months, accessories have been two percent ahead over the last 12 months. That may not sound like a lot, but in the fashion sector, that’s great.” Belinda Orzada, chair of fashion and apparel design graduate studies, said throughout the years accessories have always been a creative outlet. She said with the current economy, people are spending less on a new wardrobe and more on ways to revamp the clothes they already have. “We’re always looking to catch the eye,” Orzada said. “Accessories are more appealing in a time when people can’t spend a lot.” Alumna Alyssa Kuchta, who creates and sells hand-made jewelry through her business, eff.Y.bee, said accessories allow a person to express their individual style in a less expensive way. “Accessories are more of investment pieces,” she said. “You don’t need to spend $80 on a dress. You can buy one cheap and dress it
up with accessories.” Although she entered the industry without a degree in fashion, Kuchta said her previous fashionrelated work experiences have taught her the importance of accessories. “Jewelry and accessories allow anyone interested in fashion design to get involved in a less daunting way,” she said. “They’re generally less time-consuming and costly to make compared to clothing production, especially for those looking to start their own line.” Orzada said the university currently does not offer courses that focus solely on accessories. She said costume history courses sometimes incorporate accessories that accompanied outfits throughout the decades, and many students create accessories to compliment their original designs. Orzada said the university’s fashion program is small and focused on fashion merchandising and apparel design. Offering new courses that involve completely different materials and instruction is not feasible, according to Orzada. “In New York City, because of the market, there are always people who can guest lecture or work parttime in a school,” she said. “Here, we’d have to hire four or five new professors as well as purchase new equipment and materials.” Despite the investment the classes would require, Kuchta said she thinks accessories design courses should be offered with clothing design courses at the university,
as accessories are becoming increasingly important for consumers and businesses. Senior Katie Ginis, a fashion merchandising major, said courses at the university cover clothing in general, but do not focus on accessories and clothing as two separate entities. She said despite the latest accessories trend, she thinks clothing will still be the primary focus for many people. “I think that in the end, clothes are more of a necessity than accessories,” Ginis said. “So, overall people are more willing to spend money on clothes than [accessories] during times when money is tight.” Senior Chelsea Behrens, also a fashion merchandising major, said she loves the options accessories offer her. She said although she is not interested in studying accessories design, they have always been her favorite part of choosing an outfit. “I think that bold earrings or a purse or a statement necklace can make an outfit,” Behrens said. “They pull the look together and can make them appear casual or elegant, depending on the chosen piece.” Orzada said the recent accessories trend is not unusual and their popularity tends to come and go with time. “They’ve always been there through the decades,” Orzada said. “We always want to know what we can do differently, and accessories help us change it up.”
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Paul Brewer: ‘A lot of political movers and shakers have ties to UD’ Continued from page 1 Karl Rove, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and political journalist Amy Walter, according to the Center’s website. All lectures except those featuring Rove and Gibbs will be free and open to the public. Paul Brewer, the associate director for research at the university’s Center for Political Research, has helped to plan the Center’s election events. He said the speaker series falls under its mission to educate and inform the public. “A lot of political moversand-shakers have ties to UD right now, so it’s a really great moment for the university,” Brewer said. He said the university employs a number of professors who are nationally prominent political communication and science researchers. He said the school’s reputation is directly linked to its political profile and the Center is trying to capitalize on that. Vice President Joseph Biden, David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt, last election’s presidential campaign’s managers for President Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) respectively, are all university alumni, he said. Besides the speaker series, Brewer said he is planning on inviting faculty experts to discuss the election with his one-credit communication class which involves going to the lectures. “Their expertise covers a wide range of fields from congressional redistricting to public opinion polling to political comedy like the Daily Show and the Colbert
Report, the role of new media technology like iPads and people becoming informed about political campaigns,” Brewer said. He said the Center will also use the campaign to further its research. Brewer said he and his colleagues are working with undergraduate researchers on several projects that focus on the campaign. Mycoff said the process for
“There’s something to be said about actually attending an event...”
-Director of undergraduate studies for political science, Jason Mycoff politicians to broadcast messages has changed dramatically in the past four years because they can use more platforms to spread their message. His classes will observe politicians and their use of Twitter and other social media as well as their ability to disseminate information through traditional media. “A candidate will say something and a reporter in the audience will Tweet what has been said—immediate coverage of the
story—and then you have the other candidate immediately respond to that,” he said. “Then you’ll have this communication going back and forth between journalists. Candidates and things get covered so much faster.” Brewer said one project he is working on entails recording campaign coverage on television including cable news channels and satirical shows such as South Park. Another project will study communication between citizens and candidates through social networks by analyzing how people respond to candidates’ Facebook pages, Brewer said. Ashley Thomas, a junior political science major, said she has attended the speaker series before and this semester she is enrolled in a class called “Voting and Elections.” “We have a research assignment regarding the swing states,” Thomas said. “I have Wisconsin. We’re following the presidential election within each state.” She said her other classes have not been specific about how they plan to involve the election. Junior international relations and history double major Michelle Morreale studied the effect Stephen Colbert’s commentary on campaign finance had on opeds and opinion pieces for her institutional research project. Morreale said she was uncertain of what she wanted to study when she came to the university and the strength of its political programs won her over.
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Karl Rove is expected to be one of the speakers in the series for UD. She said she is enrolled in an international economics class that requires her to stay informed about the economy’s effect on the campaign. Another one of Morreale’s classes offers extra credit for watching the presidential and vice presidential debate, she said. “The classes in general are really great with getting people involved and interested in politics,” she said. “I think that they [the National Agenda series] definitely energize college students and really gets them more involved. It made me feel like I was not just
watching them on TV.” Mycoff said students should take advantage of the live National Agenda events. “There’s something to be said about actually attending an event rather than watching it on television or watching streaming video,” Mycoff said. “You get more satisfaction out of attending. You feel the emotion in the room. You probably pay more attention to what the speaker is saying.”
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Several groups protest PNC’s presence on campus Last week, several local groups such as Students for the Environment, Occupy Delaware, Sierra Club of Delaware and Equat convened at Trabant Student Center to protest the university’s use of PNC bank. According to the student groups, PNC bank finances companies that partake in mountaintop removal coalmining, an environmentally destructive process. Though the protesters were able to get their message out to a lot of students, it does not seem likely that many will listen. The fact that the university has a partnership with PNC already would make switching banks a hassle. All ATMs that are actually on the campus are PNC bank ATMs. This means that if a student were to switch, they would have to pay a surcharge or go seek out an ATM from their new bank, two things that no one wants to be bothered to do. The actual process of switching banks is not the simplest thing either. It takes time and free time is unfortunately very hard to come
by for many college students. Further, it is tough to turn your back on a bank because of a company they finance. The job of a bank is to provide people with loans. Generally, a bank does not discriminate as long as the company is not conducting illegal operations and their credit rating is favorable. It is hard to come down on PNC for loaning to people who take part in mountaintop removal coalmining. The bank is always going to do what is the best business move for them. Though it is understandable why some students feel this way about this issue, it just is not plausible to think that many students will boycott the bank. There is nothing that can be done about the banks presence here in the immediate future as they have a contract with the university, so for as long as that contract exists, PNC will hold a monopoly on bank convenience. For college students who are trying to manage their small amount of time as well as possible, convenience trumps all.
Crime rate in Wilminton surprising Magazine lists Wilmington as most dangerous city According to Parenting Magazine, Wilmington is the most dangerous city in the United States. The rankings were decided by finding which city in the country had the highest ratio of violent crimes per 100,000 people. In similar rankings, Wilmington is usually preceded by cities such as Camden, Detroit or St. Louis. Not only do Newark and the university sit right outside the limits of Wilmington, but the university’s Associate of the Arts program is also housed within the city. Also, many people who come to visit the university and use mass transit to get here pass through Wilmington. This new title for the city will only
have a negative effect on the number of people that come. Prospective students and their parents also may be turned off by the proximity of the university to the new number one most dangerous city in the nation. For people unfamiliar with the area or the university in general, it is easy to get a bad impression of the area as a whole due to this finding. With mayoral elections coming up this month, hopefully something can be done to quell the crime and save face for Delaware’s largest city. Wilmington’s reputation and safety are huge areas of concern and hopefully the violence can be solved.
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Students should avoid risque clothing on campus Sam Toscano
Toscano Talks Students should try to maintain profes- sionalism with what they wear to their class- es. It’s no secret that our university has no dress code. In my four years here, I have seen students of all years wear sweatpants, suits and everything in between on the col- lege fashion spectrum of comfortable to sexy to conservative. I understand clothing is a choice and students may dress a certain way if they decide to do their workout be- fore class or have a job interview afterwards, but it seems the longer I stay here, the outfits on campus become increasingly, um, well, skanky, for lack of a better word. How is a student smart enough to be admitted into the university, but not smart enough to figure out that a professor prob- ably does not want to see your entire bra or the underside of your bum as you enter his or her classroom? Any fashion magazine will tell you that
sheer and lacey tops are “in” right now. But are people so excited that they cannot wait until the upcoming night at a bar or house party to rock the latest trend? It appears so. It also appears, that the top will look so aw- ful with a camisole or tank top under it that a bra or itsy-bitsy bandeau is the only option. I understand the fact that girls tend to dress to impress other girls. It is a fact of how teenage and young adult wom- en operate. We choose our clothing to appeal to both our sense of style and the sense of style of others around us. It is how trends come into being and styles gain popularity. But I can guarantee even the most trendy fashionista would rath- er see a student dressed in a simple staple item like a plain sundress accessorized with a statement necklace and some eye-catching sandals than a pair of heels car- rying some hot pants and a crop top getting lost in some cleavage. Now you can argue that these pieces are “all the rage” and that the sweltering summer weather only promotes this scantily clad approach to dressing, but PETA already
put its stamp on the “I’d rather go naked…” campaign, ending the phrase with “than wear fur” so please stop trying to instill the “I’d rather go naked than look bad for class” campaign. Contrary to what our generation might promote, there are ways to dress sexy without making others around you feel un- comfortable. And I am not claiming to be a fashion expert (although I do enjoy putting outfits to- gether and take pride in what I wear), but is it too much to ask for students to maintain some integrity and professionalism in the classroom? We take pro- fessors seriously as educators and experts and want them to take us seriously as students. But let me ask you this: how in the world is a professor going to assume you are in the class- room to further your knowl- edge and increase your chances of success in the field you chose to pursue if all he can see is the makeup you wore to a fraternity party last night and the hot pink leopard bra you thought was appropriate to wear to class under a completely see-through top? Maybe I am being a tad bit old school
here (I am a senior after all), but even male university students are commenting on how “shorts are shorter than ever” and “the school has reached a new level of trashy.” It does make me wonder whether or not people realize that your clothing sends a message, and not always in the best way. At the end of the day, I am not telling people how to dress or saying we need a dress code. I am not even suggesting that our campus should look like the next hot and upcoming location for fashion week;; rather, I am simply asking for students to keep in mind the fact that when you look in the mir- ror and see your outfit for the day, other peo- ple have to see it too. And if that is too much to ask, I guess those of us who are bothered by this “skanky” phenomenon can find re- lief in the fact that a season characterized by cute chunky sweaters, oversized scarves and trendy leather jackets is right around the cor- ner. Sam Toscano is a copy desk chief for The Review. Her viewpoints do not necessarily represent those of the Review staff. Please send comments to email@example.com.
University officials should reconsider supporting Chick-fil-A Keith Greer
Guest Columnist It is wrong for companies that support discrimination to be allowed on campus. Allowing Chick-fil-A to be on campus violates university pro-diversity regula- tions, an open letter to the university’s ad- ministration and student body: In Policy Number: 4-1, the university defines “Diversity” by stating: “We define diversity broadly to in- clude all of the ways in which individuals differ from each other. We prize diversity because it helps create an educational en- vironment that best prepares students to contribute to our increasingly intercon- nected and global society.” By allowing Chick-fil-A to operate on our campus the university is encour- aging discrimination and exclusion by sending money toward an organization that supports anti-gay organizations such as the Pennsylvania Family Institute, Fo- cus on the Family, Exodus International, and others. The corporation’s charitable arm, WinShape, holds conferences for op- ponents of gay marriage and praises their work. This charitable arm’s Retreat pro-
gram puts a blanket ban on gay couples using their facilities, because they “do not accept homosexual couples.” Chick-fil-A’s main charity, the one they created as well as almost exclusively fund, is the WinShape Foundation. Win- Shape’s actions clearly violate univer- sity Policy Number: 4-40. The following statement is provided on their website about a major project they work on called the “Winshape Retreat,” a couples retreat where couples go to work on their rela- tionships: “WinShape Retreat defines marriage from the Biblical standard as being be- tween one man and one woman. Groups/ Individuals are welcome who offer whole- some, educational conferences and pro- grams that are compatible with Biblical values and WinShape’s purpose.” When asked about their policies on same-sex couples, WinShape wrote back, “We do not accept homosexual couples.” This clear statement addresses Winshape’s conflict with diversity as defined by the university. Since part of the profits from the Chick-fil-A on campus go to this orga- nization, it is fair to say that the university is supporting this organization and their beliefs with their financial “speech.” The university has structured its poli- cies to exclude discrimination from all of its activities. As stated in Policy Number:
4-40: “The University of Delaware is com- mitted to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, veteran or handi- capped status, or gender identity and ex- pression, or sexual orientation in its edu- cational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.” According to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary, “activity” is defined as “an or- ganizational unit for performing a specific function.” Surely if the university is con- tracting with another organization, be it Aramark or Chick-fil-A itself, it is taking part in an “activity” which promotes dis- crimination and exclusion against people who are not heterosexual. According to their policy, it is against the university’s own regulations to contract with or pro- vide business space to an organization like Chick-fil-A. Lastly, Chick-fil-A has supplied ma- terial with their food that could be con- sidered exclusionary such as CDs of radio shows produced by Focus on the Fam- ily. Focus on the Family is an organiza- tion that, in 2005, was listed among major groups that drive the “anti-gay crusade” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. These acts further illustrate just how vast the rift between the university’s
policy and the actions of Chick-fil-A are. Last year in a sign of protest against Chick-fil-A’s actions, the university’s LG- BTQQIAA group, Haven, had collected 40 signatures from fellow students who vowed to boycott Chick-fil-A because of their intolerance and discriminatory ac- tions. There were also individuals quot- ed in the Review article, “Haven Protest Chick-fil-A,” who stating that they’re bothered by Chick-fil-A’s presence on campus. There was also a protest led by the writers of this letter that collected over 200 signatures to get Chick-fil-A removed from campus. Regardless of one’s own sexual orien- tation or identity, it is not acceptable to have a corporation who clearly expresses intolerant or discriminatory viewpoints. Even worse is that university students are indirectly helping contribute to this com- pany’s discrimination. On the campus of a university which is striving to make itself known as a safe haven for diversity and inclusion, this cannot be allowed.
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Area bands showcase talent at World Café Live BY ROSE MCNEILL Staff Reporter
Under the dreamlike glow of violet and azure stage lights, musicians of all genres captivated audiences this past week with their passionate, energetic and soulful melodies. At World Café Live at The Queen, a venue in Wilmington, 25 bands competed from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1 in the beta hi-fi music festival, a showcase featuring emerging performers in the Philadelphia region. The competitive festival culminated in a final round Saturday night. It was clear from the energy of the crowd and the enthusiasm of each artist that it was going to be a tough competition. Despite the grand prize package at stake, most bands were excited to play at the renowned venue after they were selected from a pool of about 200 artists. Erin Magnin, 23, of Dover, performed with Michael Natrin of The Honey Badgers on Friday. She says the band focused on the experience rather than winning. “Performing is amazing and I think that the goal of every gig is to meet new people and expose them to our music and hope that they like it,” Natrin says. The grand prize, for which artists competed, included ProTools 9, a Planet 10 Multimedia package and a $100 gift card to Accent Music. Members of Political Theatre, the winners of the wild card spot in Saturday’s show, were psyched to compete for the grand prize and to play at the venue. Built in 1915 and recently
revived in 2011, the Queen Theatre boasts a small, cozy, upstairs café-type venue where weekday performances for beta hi-fi took place. The top six bands performed on a large downstairs stage still characterized by the original architecture of the building. “We want to play downstairs tomorrow in front of judges in that big room, that old room,” lead singer of Political Theatre, Billy Roach of West Chester, Pa., says. “We can play loud in that room.” For those that didn’t make it to the final stage, the experience of playing as a part of beta hi-fi was just another step of a great musical journey. Daylen Orlick, a high school senior and solo acoustic guitarist from Reading, Pa., says that before he heard about World Café Live in Wilmington, he was unaware that there was any sort of music scene in Delaware. Orlick says he would return to the venue in the future. Orlick says that he hopes to book more shows in the state after having such a positive experience in Wilmington. “To play at a world-renowned venue like World Café is a huge, huge deal, especially to a 17-yearold,” Orlick says. Many local bands share Orlick’s sentiment. Musicians love The Queen Theatre because it provides opportunities for big names and amateur artists alike to sing and strum their hearts out to audiences that really want to be there. “World Café is classy. This isn’t just a venue,” says Roach, gesturing to the grandeur of the building and the gift shop catering to the interests of all music lovers.
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Musicians from the area competed in a beta hi-fi music festival, World Café Live, last week. Artists vied for the grand prize package at The Queen Theatre in Wilmington. “To me this is more prestigious than just a bar. Look in the windows. They support music.” Reflecting on a week’s worth of top-notch performances, Jeremy Hebbel, 29, of Wilmington, says he was unsure of how he was
going to decide what band should take home first place. Being one of the judges for the previous night as well as Saturday, what he says he did know was that every band that played had the kind of zeal and flair for music that
made them deserving of the title “artists.” “It’s just like love onstage,” Hebbel says. “There’s nothing better in music than that.”
Summer Films Reveal Larger Hollywood Trends BY EMILY MOORADIAN Senior Mosaic Reporter
The summer film lineup had several reoccurring trends this season—primarily the abundance of cape-clad men and explosions, as well as a few low-budget Indie surprises like “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” These trends can be attributed to changes in audience, budget trends in the business and the absence of a single big summer blockbuster. Of the top 20 grossing movies, the No. 1 film, Marvel’s “The Avengers,” took home over $600 million and “The Dark Knight Rises” came in second with $400 million. Junior Taylor Jayne, member of Reel Productions Film Society, says the surge of super hero films is not surprising in the summer season. “There’s definitely a trend in genre release, most likely as a result of audience interest,” Jayne says. “In the summer, your audience tends to be younger since kids are off of school, so you want to reel them in with action and thrillers.” English professor Thomas Leitch, director of the film studies program, says the appeal of actionpacked flicks is universal. “Action movies are much more likely to have global appeal than
other movies,” Leitch says. “What happens in them doesn’t get lost in translation.” The top 20 grossing movies were still able to maintain a semblance of variety, particularly with lower budget films like “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” keeping a fast hold on their rank. Each film had modest profits of roughly $40 million during their opening weekends, according to the website Box Office Mojo. Though there were noticeable trends, Jayne says the summer could not be summed up with one iconic film. “Looking back, people might remember [this] as the summer of superheroes, between ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Batman’ and ‘Spiderman,’” Jayne says. “But really, the focus was on the addition to pre-existing movie franchises.” However, Leitch says the lack of originality in recent filmmaking could be attributed to finances rather than directors. He says Hollywood is primarily controlled by the driver of almost every industry—cash flow. “I don’t think the directors are the people who get to decide which movies get the green light,” Leitch says. “I think it’s the money men who have run Hollywood for years…who would rather make movies where
[success is] guaranteed than finance uncertain projects.” While the low-budget Indie films broke free from the action movie tend, Leitch says even Indie films fill a Hollywood formula to guarantee certain targeted viewers. According to Jayne, some of
“In the last decade, small movies have been winning Oscars and as a result get a big boost in box office sales,” he says. “Many producers and distributors have realized it’s cheaper to make a small Indie film and spend most of the money on the promotion.”
“A majority of Indie films still go unnoticed today, it’s just that the ones that do get noticed are opening the path for other Indies by expanding viewership to a larger audience.”
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the less mainstream films have still found room to flourish in their own right. “Indie movies have grown in popularity,” she says. “While they might not be taking seats from the bigger box office hits, they certainly have their own following.” Dhall says this increase in interest can be attributed to several things, including the rise in surprise smash hits like “Slumdog Millionaire.”
For Leitch, “Moonrise Kingdom,” was one of the few toprated films he saw this summer. “’Moonrise Kingdom’ was my favorite film I think,” he says. “It was offbeat. It was simultaneously weird and it was the kind of story that I was very familiar with.” The conclusion to director Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy was a favorite among students. Former social chair of Reel Productions, alum Sanat Dhall says
he found Batman was easily his summer favorite. “There was a lot of hype behind it, and it lived up to it,” he says. “The acting, direction, story, action…The movie was excellent.” Dhall says popular actors’ tendency to gravitate towards offbeat films has also resulted in greater audience interest. “Several big stars—Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and recently Shia LaBeouf—are expanding their acting resume with these likely award winners,” he says. “And the stars attract an even wider audience.” Dhall says although he sees a slow shift, most of the smaller movies will continue to be overlooked. “A majority of Indie films still go unnoticed today, it’s just that the ones that do get noticed are opening the path for other Indies by expanding the viewership to a larger audience,” he says. “At the end of the day, money still has a strong effect on films.” While diversity was not a strong suit in theatres this summer, niche films appeared to pull in a wider audience this season and, as Dhall says, the hyped-up films were no let down. “Summer 2012 wasn’t a disappointment,” he says. “The highly anticipated films were absolutely worth the money and the wait.”
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As American Idol judges change, ratings drop BY ANDREA DIORIO Staff Reporter
Since it began in 2002, American Idol has become a television sensation. From its first season, it garnered major attention, both nationally and internationally, and launched the careers of many artists. However, with recently decreased ratings, the show could be in jeopardy. This past spring’s Idol finale brought in 20.7 million viewers, 29 percent less than last year, according to Fox Newtworks Group. Idol furthermore lost more than a third of its viewers in the 18 to 49-year-old age group during the finale. The show’s high point was the season two finale in 2003, with 38 million viewers. Many blame the decrease on programs like “The Voice” and “The X Factor,” which entail similar singing competitions with celebrity judges. Peter Rice, chairman of the Fox Networks Group, said in an interview that the competition among similar shows “became a much more crowded space.” Some students, such as senior Brandon Kronstat, a member of the university a capella group Deltones, think that the show is lacking in diversity. “The show doesn’t take risks anymore,” Kronstat says. “The winners are talented without doubt, and that is the truth year after year, but they just aren’t as exciting. There’s predictability to a lot of the contestants, and as the contestants form the emotional arc of the show, there is thus an inherent predictability to the overall show itself.” Philip Phillips’s victory this past season made him the fifth consecutive white male guitarist to win the competition—the last female to win was Jordin Sparks in 2007. Some have commented that this lack of diversity is making American Idol repetitive and nothing special. Robert Brandt, assistant
professor of voice, says he believes the results of the competition do not tend to end in a reflection of the quality of the singers. “I almost always feel like the best singer, the one who had the most control and ability to do different kinds of singing with their instrument didn’t win,” Brandt says. Brandt says that Katherine McPhee was more qualified to win than competitor Taylor Hicks in season 5, but Hicks still won the competition. Lindsay Rogers, president of the Golden Tones, another university a capella group, had a similar opinion during season 7. “I feel like sometimes the winners are definitely not the most deserving out of all the contestants, but maybe I am still bitter about David Archuleta losing to David Cook in season 7,” she says. Another effect on the ratings could be the changes in judges. After season 11 came to a close this past May, both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced that they would be leaving the show. The show’s producers are still in the process of finding their replacements. The most recent
“We all secretly like a good wreck. If American Idol is losing ratings, my guess would be the ‘Simon Factor.’” -Assist. Prof. of voice, Noel Archambeault
development came this past July when Mariah Carey signed on as a new judge, starting next season. However, some fans still wish Simon Cowell, one of the original
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American Idol’s most recent set of judges watch auditions with host Ryan Seacrest. Idol has circulated through many judges, and some say that these changes have led to decreased viewership. judges known for his typically harsh comments and blunt statements, was back on the show. Senior Karen Hillsley says his departure, along with the show’s repetitive nature, affected her decision to keep watching. “I used to watch American Idol during the second and third seasons,” Hillsley says. “I just feel like it’s gotten to be the same thing every time and I didn’t like when the judges changed.” Noel Archambeault, assistant professor of voice, says Simon’s berating of the performers was a major factor in the former high ratings. “Unfortunately, we are a society of voyeurs, if you will, or ‘rubber-
neckers,’ and we all secretly like a good wreck,” Archambeault says. “If American Idol is losing ratings, my guess would be the ‘Simon factor.’” Brandt says he believes that a more technical and musically knowledgeable judge, not necessarily a celebrity, could do some good for the show. “The key to being a great judge is being able to offer good feedback,” Brandt says. “It is easy to sit there and say whether you liked it or you didn’t like it, but much harder to say something substantive about what a singer can work on.” However, Archambeault says he doubts this would help with the ratings.
She says her colleagues wish the judges were more technical in comments and used more educated terminology with the singers. This could alienate the audiences, however, Archambeault says. As the search for judges continues, rumored potential judges include rapper Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban. Archambeault says she would love to see Madonna as a new judge, and Rogers says Jason Mraz would be a great addition. Kronstat says his dream judge would have been Michael Jackson. The next season of American Idol is set to premier on Fox in January 2013.
Jersey Shore no more BY LAUREN CAPPELLONI Features Editor
MTV announced on Thursday that the hit reality show “Jersey Shore” will end after six seasons of Guido-filled partying. The show, known for it’s quirky characters, JWoww (Jennifer Farley), Pauly D (Paul DelVecchio), Snooki (Nicole Polizzi), The Situation (Michael Sorrentino), Sammi (Samantha Giancola) , Ronnie (Ronald Ortiz-Magro) and Vinny (Vincenzo Guadagnino) is ending now that the members have moved on. Farley and Polizzi have their own reality show, called Snooki & JWoww and DelVecchio has a show, The Pauly D Project focusing on his career as a DJ. Polizzi also recently had her first son, Lorenzo, with fiancé Jionni LaValle. Freshman Elizabeth Vincento says she did not watch the show regularly but enjoyed some of its funny moments and catch-phrases. “What are we going to do on Jersdays?” says Vincento. The show was controversial due
to the perception it gave of Italians and New Jersey. The cast members would frequently drink, party and appear unintelligent. Senior Matthew Minda, a New Jersey resident says the show did not give the state a good reputation and is glad it’s ending. “I think it’s a giant step for all of mankind and it will change the perception that New Jersey is a scandalous place,” he says. Freshman Kelly Chambers says the show probably ended now that Polizzi has her own child, but does not have any strong feelings about the cancellation. Chambers says it’s strange how the show changes people so much. “This really is not going to affect my life,” says Chambers. “If it affects people’s lives, that’s kind of pathetic.” MTV plans on commemorating the show’s end with a month a filled of specials starting Sept. 6 with “Gym, Tan, Look Back.” The specials will feature retrospectives and interviews with the cast. The final season will begin on Oct. 4.
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“Lawless” Rating: PPP (out of PPPP) “Lawless” is a frustrating movie that could have been much better or could have been much worse. It’s a movie you really try to like, but it ultimately leaves you feeling unsatisfied, which is surprising, considering the extraordinary talent attached to this film. With a star-studded cast directed by John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “The Road”) and respected screenwriter Nick Cave (“The Proposition”), you expect another high-caliber film. What you get instead is a deeply flawed, though ambitious interpretation of one family’s struggle to stay afloat during the Prohibition era. Based on the novel “The Wettest County in the World” and set in the early 1930s, the film follows the exploits of the Bondurant brothers’ bootlegging business as they illegally try to sell alcohol to the local townspeople — a business they monopolized. Led by the fearless and macho Forrest Bondurant (a dynamite Tom Hardy fresh off the set of “The Dark Knight Rises”) and his two brothers Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke), the gang attempts to stay in business and stand their ground despite the deceitful and psychotic Special Deputy Charlie Rakes (a slimy yet magnificent Guy Pearce , who steals the show), and attempts to forcefully acquire a share of their profits. Among others, Chicago mobster Floyd Banner (the brilliant Gary Oldman) tries to wrap his finger around the Bondurant family business. Jessica Chastain also nails her role as
Maggie Beauford, who is Forrest’s love interest throughout the film. Chastain plays the role with both earnestness and confidence. While “Lawless” is a gangster film on the outside, it is a western at heart. The undeniably gorgeous shots of the beautiful and tranquil terrain, are cleverly contrasted with the harsh and violent way of life in which the Bondurant brothers are forced to live in order to protect their family business. Much praise goes out to the marvelous set of actors in this film, though we never learn enough about any of them to actually care or develop emotional attachment towards them. In fact, the only time any of the characters are actually interesting is when they are either holding someone at gunpoint, senselessly beating someone’s face into the ground or getting shot at, which is always accompanied by an unnecessary amount of blood and gore. In other words, you can’t help but feel this movie uses violence for the sake of being violent. Drawing inspiration from “The Godfather” and the more recent “Public Enemies,” “Lawless” is not a bad film, though it is not a good one either. It never finds its correct footing and gets too carried away with trying to be something that it didn’t even come close to being—an epic masterpiece. With that being said, the film is elegantly shot and wonderfully acted, though it would have helped if we had gotten closer to these characters by understanding them and seeing them develop more as the plot unravels. Though forgettable, this movie does deserve its moment of attention. — Nicholas La Mastra email@example.com
With comedy kings Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis cast as the leads, “The Campaign” seemed to have all the trappings necessary for a smash hit satire of American politics, particularly relevant this election year. Unfortunately, despite its potential, the film falls short of the high comedic mark set by its big names. It does, however, manage to scrape a few quality laughs and make a few resonant points. The movie follows the cutthroat competition for a seat in Congress between the slightly overweight, sweater-clad underdog, Marty Huggins, (Galifianakis) and the slimy, deceptive political veteran, Cam Brady (Ferrell). Marty’s political makeover is brilliant— from giving his homely wife a new trendy “Katie Couric” haircut to switching out his pugs (“Chinese communist dogs,”) with a Chocolate Lab and Golden Retreiver (“classic American dogs, and they WILL wear bandanas”). While obviously embellished, these are the scenes that nail the carefully crafted personas of every reallife political candidate. In the battlefield of politics, nothing is a coincidence and anything that doesn’t send an All-American message is a misstep. Though some jokes may run stale, the true humor of the film lies in the satirical onslaught that is launched at American politics— particularly the outrageous political power plays, which are frighteningly parallel to the reality they mock.
One of the film’s high points is easily the “Rainbow Land” skit, where Marty cites a story written by eight-year-old Cam as a “communist manifesto” during a debate, enraging the crowd into chanting obscure and irrelevant comments (“you can’t make me move to Rainbow Land!”). The scene catches the film at its best, Ferrell and Galifianakis don’t miss a beat and their scathing remarks are reminiscent of exactly how low politicians are willing to stoop to cause a stir in their opponent’s camp. What saves this film from being irrelevant is the reality it mimics so clearly. The excessive and extreme mudslinging present in the film is, while obviously exaggerated to be entertaining, very applicable to how politics look today. The awkward yet ingenious humor that has become a staple to Ferrell and Galifianakis films wasn’t present in many of the jokes. The outrageous and over-the-top humor wears itself out quickly, and becomes merely a montage of cringe-inducing moments spliced between the rare witticisms. All in all, the movie could have been smarter—particularly with the wealth of reallife material available for this parody—and both leads could have been better. But if “The Campaign” succeeds at one thing, it is in hammering home this inescapable message to viewers: in the words of Marty Huggins, when it comes to big businesses backing political candidates, “All they care about are profits— not you, not me, and certainly not America.” —Emily Mooradian, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Artist of the Week
If you like: Radiohead, XX or Grizzly Bear
Try: Alt-J Hailing from Cambridge, England, Alt-J comes with a distinct, experimental rock sound. The band consists of Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/ bass), Joe Newman (guitar/vocals), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboard) and Thom Green (drums), who met at Leeds University in 2007. Despite (good) comparisons to Radiohead and The XX, I’ve found every song on their debut album, “An Awesome Wave,” to sound completely novel. Suiting with this sound, they decided on the name Alt-J because of the mathematical sign Delta that symbolizes change,
and if you punch up Alt + J on your computer’s keyboard, sure enough, the symbol pops up. Their album “An Awesome Wave” has been circulating across the waters in their home country, but will finally come to America Sept. 18. If you want to check them out, most of their songs have music videos accessible on YouTube. The album starts with “Intro,” which sounds like it could have made it onto an XX album. As for the album at large, start with “Something Good,” and “Taro.” These songs have an attractive, faraway and sometimes
oriental sound. Other tracks that stand out are “Fitzpleasure,” “Tessellate” and “MS.” Before they reach America, Alt-J is performing at several festivals with The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Grizzly Bear and Temper Trap. Catch them on the following tour dates: Sept. 12 in New York, N.Y. at the Bowery Ballroom, Sept. 14 in Philadelphia, Pa. at Johnny Brendas or Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. at the Rock N Roll Hotel. —email@example.com
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September 4, 2012
Fashion Forward with Megan Soria
In England, the word “Cheers” is thrown around a lot more than just before a toast—the British usually use it in parting or at the end of a conversation, to express good wishes or thanks. For instance, one day this summer, it was the fourth time in the last hour I had answered the door to a big burly courier, suited up in a heavy-duty jumpsuit. He was delivering some sort of dainty designer shopping bag tied in a pretty bow filled with tissue paper and he bellowed “Cheers!” from behind his helmet as he hopped onto a motorcycle and rode away in the rain. I just began my summer internship as a styling assistant for London-based fashion stylist Aldene Johnson, and it baffled me how bike couriers traveled from the other side of London, just to deliver one thing (this one in particular being a pair of Christian Louboutin heels). Johnson is a freelance fashion stylist and personal stylist to music artist Florence + the Machine. As a freelance stylist, you never know what jobs will come up in the spur of the moment. So I was there to assist her in researching, prepping and gathering the looks of the different styling jobs happening simultaneously. Florence Welch had just arrived from her Australian tour and was home in London to do a few gigs— the first being “The Andrew Marr Show,” a Sunday morning talk show. I unpacked the Australian tour suitcases filled with designer pieces lent for performances and promotions that needed to be returned to PR offices. Around 90 percent of the
pieces we handled were borrowed from designers, so trafficking the samples coming in and out of the studio was serious job. Our options for “The Andrew Marr Show” were a bit limited since it was a last minute gig, so we contacted designers for any options they could send, hence, the numerous deliveries that day. Johnson leaned towards more low-key ensembles appropriate for daytime television opposed to Welch’s usual dramatic stage outfits. We packed a variety of options that reflected her eccentric style: dresses in a yellow galactic print, an orange chiffon gown and a turquoise botanical printed blouse paired with a contrasting burnt orange anklelength skirt by Hermione de Paula (the outfit Johnson was banking on for the show). A day later, I was on my way to BBC Headquarters with a bit of nerves. Luckily I was familiar with the protocol after having assisted Johnson in the United States for the morning talk show “The View.” It would be a straightforward acoustic performance, the perfect first gig for me to transition into my internship. I was the first to arrive at 7 a.m., when the petite production assistant dressed in a black pant suit escorted me to the dressing room soon followed by Johnson, the harpist and hair and makeup. Johnson went over with the others to see the stage, mentally coordinating the hues of the wardrobe options against the backdrop and lighting. After I steamed the pieces, prepared the undergarments and lined up an assortment of Nicholas Kirkwood and Christian Louboutin heels, I found myself in an empty dressing room with nothing left to
do but wait. I plopped myself onto the leather couch as I observed the sleek, contemporary interior; I was too intimidated to touch anything, except not enough to keep me from helping myself to the fruit tray. There was a knock on the door and I casually got up to answer what I assumed to be the production assistant. I peered through the peephole to find a fisheye image of a statuesque figure patiently waiting with her hands folded. A fur-collared coat draped over her shoulders covering a chiffon anklelength day dress, as she looked down at her tan brogues. Shades of red, brown, orange and yellow worked harmoniously throughout her outfit complementing that iconic, fiery red hair. Needless to say, it was not the production assistant at the other side of the door. I opened the door and greeted her good morning. The songstress smiled and entered with “Cheers,” in a soft, angelic voice. —firstname.lastname@example.org
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“I want my kitchen back”
with Rachel Nass
Someday when I’m older, picturing the summer before my junior year of college, the image that will surface will be not of wild, late night adventures or pruny skin from chlorine and salt. Instead it will be of a pale girl in gym shorts, cracking eggs. While my peers were surfing and sneaking out, I wasted hours away in the central air of our kitchen, baking cupcakes and watching Weeds. As lame as that sounds, I do not regret a single cupcake frosted. By August I was dependent on the time I spent cooking. When I was hot, angry, bored or hungry, I devoted myself to making tomato pies, tortellini, scallops, blackberry tarts, cheesecakes, breads and brownies. Naturally anxious, I found that cooking calmed me in a way that I hadn’t ever experienced. Excited to transfer my evening Zen to the school year, I raided Target for what I thought might be the most essential essentials. I bought pasta, flour, sugar, three kinds of cheese, pots, pans and one good knife. In the spice aisle I figured I could start with cinnamon, thyme, red pepper flakes, parsley, vanilla extract and chili powder. I packed the car and headed southwest from Wilmington. My Christiana West apartment is now as stocked as anyone could manage in two cart trips up the elevator, complete with three cookbooks, a baking memoir, an anthology of New Yorker food writing and this month’s issue of Southern Living. But something was not right. For the first few days, when I was too busy reuniting with friends to really settle in, I could still approach
my new kitchenette with a sort of friendly distance. Even though it seemed too small, and I knew I had forgotten something, I was reassured by the new-looking, miraculously clean oven. My outlook was optimistic, but wary. The first night, preparing my first real Towers meal, my vague inklings became cold, unavoidable truths. It started with pesto. Stumbling upon a recipe from a New York City Real Housewife, of all people, I decided to make vegetarian pesto lasagna. Only after completing a sweaty, midday hike to Superfresh did I realize that pesto was out of the question. Without a food processor or even the blender that I use at home, I couldn’t possibly chop the pine nuts enough to create the sauce. Regardless, I didn’t even have a dish to bake the lasagna in. Undeterred, with the guidance of an Italian friend, I resorted to plain spaghetti and tomato sauce. I had most of the ingredients. All I had to do was chop an onion and some garlic. This too was problematic. My cheap chopping knife was not quite as good as I thought—I could have diced the onion in half the time at home—and the garlic was more stubborn. Even worse, the only surface large enough to accommodate the cutting board was the low, square living room table. Leaning over it, I felt the renewed pain of a full backpack. It was certainly a relief to put the onion on the heat. When the sauce began to bubble, I prepared to boil water for the pasta. But of course, the cover for the pot was warped, unable to
cover the contents of the pot. The water refused to boil. The delay did give me plenty of time to taste test the tomato sauce, but I had so much trouble seasoning it properly that I eventually conceded, pouring half of a tub of parmesan cheese into the mixture in desperation. The cheese helped a lot, and I think my sauce might have been sort of good, if there had only been enough of it. Eating on paper plates, my friends were too kind to complain about the mostly naked, yet still soggy spaghetti that I served. Dinner was “Paris in the spring” compared to dessert. Perfect peanut butter and jelly cookies would surely redeem a botched pasta, I thought. I knew I was wrong when I tried mixing butter and sugar with a plastic ladle, the best available implement. Without an electric mixer, I resigned myself to clumps remaining clumps. By the time I added the flour, the mixture was spilling out of the too-small bowl and all over the rug. There was no hint of moisture anywhere, except in the distinctive Towers humidity. Yet I could have forgotten even these troubles, had I just been able to fit the cookie sheet in the oven. I’ll probably eat the leftovers for dinner tonight. I eventually borrowed a baking sheet, so there are some burnt, floury cookies for dessert too. Everything will taste mostly okay, but I know the Zen is gone. In its place are a sink that always overflows and the vague smell of mold. I cannot wait for Thanksgiving.
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The Weekly Beaker
with Jock Gilchrist
Higgs Boson Detection an Inspiring Moment for Science, Cosmology
On the anniversary of America’s independence this July, the world’s largest particle accelerator confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson. Let’s see how clearly I can explain this epic discovery despite my relatively puny understanding of the subject. Right after the Big Bang, when the Universe was very young (within a trillionth of a second old), everything was hot, supercondensed, and undifferentiated. All forces, matter, and energy were essentially one—a white hot unity. With time, unity tends toward complexity, and the very early Universe was a time of rapid expansion. When matter expands, it gets cooler. Temperature drops on a scale this large have the potential to unearth forces completely impotent at higher temperatures. At the extreme temperatures occurring within a trillionth of a second after the Big Bang (we’re talking
a million billion trillion degrees… whatever that means), it is postulated that three of the four fundamental forces that hold our world together were united into one force called the electroweak force. As the theory goes, it functioned within that first trillionth of a second. But as we know, the fledgling Universe grew and its temperature dropped. This allowed the Higgs field to emerge—toothless at monstrous early temperatures but operative at slightly lower ones. (An iron bar spawns a magnetic field when its temperature is hugely reduced. Similarly, a magnet loses its magnetism at 770 degrees— temperature affects forces greatly.) The Higgs field pervades the entire Universe. Before it arose, all elementary particles were massless, indivisible and moved at the speed of light. The Higgs field slowed down some of these particles but didn’t affect others.
The unaffected particles were photons, responsible for the electromagnetic force. The particles it did affect could no longer move at light-speed because of the Higgs field’s impedance. These particles mediate the weak force. In slowing down, they experienced inertia (the resistance to an object’s state of motion), and mass is required to have inertia. Thus, the Higgs field gave birth to mass. A Higgs boson, nicknamed “the God particle” by Nobel-prize winning physicist Leon Lederman, is an impossibly quick congealing of the field into a particle. It is the embodiment of the field, destroyed as soon as it is created. This field is responsible for breaking the unity of the electroweak force into the electromagnetic and weak forces. That weak force particles have mass is the reason electrons can orbit a nucleus, that atoms can exist and build on each
other and assemble complex matter. Without this field, there would be no galaxies, stars, planets or humans to stare out at them. The detection of this particle confirms a very fundamental component of our reality. Growing complexity is a general trend of the Universe and of our modern lives. The Universe supposedly began as a Unity and from there differentiated into matter, space and life. Some physicists think at some point the Universe will pause and then reverse its expansion, collapsing back into an infinitely small and dense point. Complexity will fold back into Unity. Wouldn’t that be poetic? For 50 years, physics has mathematically predicted the existence of the Higgs boson. Its theorized existence was the result of a few equations that physicists scribbled out in the 1960s. This discovery reminds us of the power
of raw mathematics and human thought to discern and predict truth in nature’s laws. The $10 billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC) used to do the job may be the world’s most sophisticated piece of technology. Awe-inspiring breakthroughs like this one validate spending such large sums of money on science, even in an era of economic uncertainty. In a time when many are frustrated by the status quo in government, the torpor of the economy and the destruction of the environment, discoveries like this one engender the hope that we all need. It shifts the focus from what we have failed to do to what we are capable of doing. Human creativity and innovation is what has driven our cultural evolution from painting in caves, to constructing cities, to landing rovers on Mars. The Higgs Boson proves that we’ve still got it. —email@example.com
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Reality shows highlight young, unplanned pregnancies BY BRITTANY CHOPLIN Staff Reporter
On August 26, 24-year-old Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi shared the news that she and fiancé Jionni LaValle had their baby, a boy named Lorenzo Dominic. “The Jersey Shore” star took to Twitter to confirm the birth, saying, “Being a mom is an amazing feeling!!! I love my little man to death! Jionni is such a cute dad.” Polizzi is not alone as a reality television star in the young and unmarried mothers club. She joins women like Farrah Abraham and Amber Portwood of MTV’s “Teen Mom,” whose lives have been broadcast to the public since their unexpected pregnancies. Dannagal Young, a communications professor, stresses that media like “Teen Mom” and news like Snooki’s pregnancy can have a strong effect on society. “Reality television can shape what people think is normal or commonplace behavior,” she says. “In that regard, these shows might inflate young people’s understanding of how commonplace teen pregnancy is.” Young says that the situations in reality shows are almost always negative, though. She says the boyfriends are often absent or abusive, the parents do not give support, and the young women simply struggle to get by. “While the shows might persuade young people that teen pregnancy is happening all the time, they certainly do not glorify the situation,” she says. “Instead they provide the gritty reality of life with an infant.”
Fashion and apparel studies professor Jaehee Jung studies the media’s influence on body image and psychological function. Currently teaching in Korea, she stated in an email message that the age of parenthood could affect experiences that follow it. “Their opportunities for personal growth through means such as education and travel will be more limited since they have a limited financial resource and a stable environment,” she says. Sophomore Colleen Soliman says she is a fan of “16 and Pregnant” as well as its successor “Teen Mom.” Soliman says growing up with a very religious mother made her view the correct order as getting married before having a baby. Soliman says she developed her own views on young pregnancies as she grew up. “Now that I have grown and formed my own opinion, I don’t judge others who choose a different life path,” she says. “For me personally, I believe it is just easier and more secure to be married before you have children. If I’m going to have a child with this person, I don’t want the child to be our only binding, I’d like to have a marriage first.” Jung says being a parent is a huge responsibility for anyone to take on, regardless of age. On her current TV show, “Snooki and JWoww,” Polizzi announced to her friends that she is now engaged to Jionni because of the pregnancy. Jung says that the shows have turned into somewhat of a social trend and do show some praise for young pregnancy, whether intended or not. “Teen pregnancy is a social
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Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell star on MTVs “Teen Mom,” a reality show that documents the lives of teenage mothers. issue, not just an individual issue, because society is responsible for creating healthy environments for children to grow to their fullest,” she says. Senior Jenna Enos says she is a big fan of “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom,” as well as “Friends” where the character Rachel had a child out of wedlock. She says she gained the impression through these shows that pregnancy at a young age only complicates life. “I have seen young mothers struggle with money issues, not be able to finish or attend school, and have to give up their social lives,” Enos says.
When the best contestant doesn’t win: talent show judging flawed BY NICOLE ROMEO Staff Reporter
“America’s Got Talent” made number one on the top 50 most watched programs this summer with an audience of 12.61 million, according to insidetv.ew.com. Viewers across the country tune into talent shows like “America’s Got Talent” to see contestants compete for record contracts or large sums of money. Assistant Voice professor Noël Archambeault says the music industry today is influenced by image and less focused on talent or musicality. Archambeault says some shows do a better job at judging contestants fairly than others. Sophomore Katie Ryan says she loves watching “America’s Got Talent” because of the variation of performances, but says she doesn’t think judges are always fair when judging contestants. Fan favorites that attract viewers may influence whether the most talented contestants are eliminated, Ryan says. “Dancing with the Stars” caters to viewer favorites when it brings back celebrity all-stars from the previous 14 seasons. Pamela
Anderson, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and other returning celebrities will begin competing for the Mirror Ball Trophy starting on Sept. 24. Communication Professor Juliet Dee says when she watched ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” the element of eliminating a talented contestant made her cringe. She says these shows demonstrate a commentary on our extremely competitive American culture. She says she would prefer to watch a show that does not include an elimination process or cutthroat competition. Judges on NBC’s “The Voice” do not face contestants during auditions in an effort to remain unbiased. Unlike other talent shows, the judges participate in the competition by acting as the contestants’ mentors. During the blind audition, judges select mentees for their team by pressing a buzzer. The elimination process begins when two contestants from the same coach battle by singing the same song. Finalists compete through a live performance show, judged on vocal skills and stage presence. Archambeault says she enjoyed “The Sing Off” because the judges were good at focusing on the
contestants’ voices since it was an a capella competition. “The Sing Off” was not renewed for a fourth season. Dee says she would imagine herself in the judging position when watching “The Sing Off.” “When I listened to the three judges on ‘The Sing Off’ I was trying to figure out if my analysis of the a capella groups’ singing abilities were the same as the judges,” Dee says. “Sometimes you hear what groups were better versus other groups that struggled with something like a key change.” Dee says talent shows provide young people with an opportunity that they would not have received otherwise. She says the shows function as an opportunity for those who do not have the means to move to big cities. Dee says they typically do not capture the most talented artists. “The most talented singers and dancers are in New York City performing on Broadway, in the New York City Ballet, or singing with the Metropolitan Opera,” Dee says. “The best people are already professionals or performing in Los Angeles in Hollywood movies.”
Enos says she views accidental pregnancies as irresponsible and she would never consider having a child when she was not married. She says she gossiped about girls she knew in high school who got pregnant mistakenly. “Society has definitely gained some understanding for young or unmarried couples with children,” she says. “However, it is still viewed as a negative thing by many people.” Enos says she thinks shows like “Teen Mom” actually convince teens to be safer to avoid getting pregnant. “I know that it definitely turns
me off from ever wanting to have a child at such a young age,” she says. Polizzi’s Twitter now sports the title of “Proud Mommy” and she has tweeted regularly about her new baby and his father. “I’m legit an old lady,” she tweeted. “Rockin the diapers with that old lady gangsta lean.” Enos says she hopes Polizzi will be a successful mother. “I would tell her to lay off the alcohol and partying,” she says. “And to really accept the fact that she needs to grow up if she is going to successfully take care of another human being.”
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Biking at Cape Henlopen
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Kristen Dempsey traveled to Cape Henlopen where she rented a bicycle for an afternoon, experienced nature and climbed to the top of a Fire Control Tower from the WWII era. At the top of the tower, Dempsey found the message pictured above written on a handrail.
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September 4, 2012
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Delaware field hockey’s game at Michigan Friday was the first time the team played in three straight overtime games.
Hurley shines in debut, breaks Flacco’s record
Hurley shows promise and youth as Hens total over 400 yards of offense BY RYAN MARSHALL Managing Sports Editor
Sophomore quarterback Trent Hurley had a reason to smile in his first game as the Hens’ starter, going 24 for 35 with three touchdowns and three interceptions. He led Delaware to a 41-21 rout of West Chester University Thursday night. He summed up his debut at Delaware stadium in two words. “It’s fun,” he said through a toothy grin. He performed to a blue and gold crowd of over 18,000 tailgaters, band members and all. Delaware football was back and head coach K.C. Keeler said Hurley impressed him in his first start. “You got to love his talent,” Keeler said. “He is not afraid to pull the ball down and he is a tough
guy. He got himself out of trouble a couple of times and made some plays downfield, but again, the more snaps he gets the better he’s going to be.” Hurley’s first touchdown toss came in the first quarter about five minutes into the game. He found Michael Johnson on a corner route from 19 yards out. Johnson was wide open and Hurley lobbed it in perfectly. It appeared he intended to look off the safeties and then found Johnson, a smart play from a young quarterback. The key to setting up the scoring drive was senior defensive back Tim Breaker, who forced a fumble on a big hit. The Golden Rams’ receiver caught the ball, took two steps and was leveled by Breaker. The ball flew into the air and was recovered by senior defensive lineman Ethan Clark. “We try and make as many plays as we can,” Breaker said. “Coach
always tells us to fly around and if you run to the ball you just have to make plays.” He also intercepted a pass on West Chester’s next drive that set up Johnson’s 19-yard reverse touchdown run. Hurley was the lead blocker on the play and Johnson gave him credit for lowering his head and finishing the block.
“I soaked it in, I soaked it in,” Johnson said of his first career rushing touchdown. “When he called my number I just got to make a play, he called my number for a reason.” However, with a young quarterback there is the good and the bad, which showed when the quarterback threw three interceptions. He said it was not because of lack of
experience and took full responsibility. One of those picks included Hurley attempting to dive in to score at the goal line, but he got knocked back and then tried to throw for a score. It was a fearless play by the athletic Hurley, but Keeler said he was trying to do too much. A field goal would have been better in that situation.
Silva in the second round, it has been a pretty good week. The biggest news from Flushing Meadows, home of the U.S. Open since 1978, came on Thursday, when American tennis hero Andy Roddick, who won the 2003 Open, announced he would retire from tennis after the tournament. Now 30 is not old for a tennis player, especially at the U.S. Open. In 1969, Australian legend Rod Laver won both the U.S. Open title and his second Grand Slam (winning the Australian, French and U.S. Opens plus Wimbledon) at the ripe old age of 31, an age where Roddick will be spending time on a beach with his supermodel wife, Brooklyn Decker. The U.S. Open has proved to be a boon to players that many people have written off as being “too old to compete.” In 1974, Ken Rosewall, the Australian nicknamed “Muscles” for his lack of them, went all the way to the finals. He played the best young player at the time, 22-year-old Jimmy Connors, who was fresh from winning Wimbledon.
Connors beat Rosewall in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0, 6-1. The boxscore does not do Rosewall justice, for it is more amazing that he even got to the final at all. Having gone pro at 22 in 1956, he could not play in the U.S. Open until 1968 (the Slams were closed to everybody but amateurs until 1968). For 12 years, Rosewall and some of the other players like Laver were shunned, forced to play in front of 100 people or less in exotic, dangerous places, every night, all because they made money. So to come back to be at the top at an age when most athletes (Roddick being the prime example) have already sprinted off to their beaches earns my respect. Over that fortnight in 1974, Rosewall played some of the best players at the time and fought his way through seven rounds to get to the final. Seventeen years later, in 1991, Jimmy Connors, now the 39-year-old elder statesman of tennis, got into the Open, as a wild card. In the fourth round, he played American Aaron Krickstein
in a four hour, 41 minute, five set match on Connors’ birthday. Connors won the marathon, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8 tiebreaker), 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4 tiebreaker). Connors mastered the audience and used the crowd to his advantage. At one point during the match, he looked into the TV camera and said, with a disgusted look on his face, “This is what they come for, this is what they want.” Sure enough, he delivered, going on to face Paul Haarhuis from Holland, taking him in four sets, 4-6, 6-7 (3-7 tiebreaker), 6-4, 6-2. Connors lost, however, in the semis to rising American star Jim Courier in straight sets. How many of these stars of today will play on into their late 30s or even their 40s? Clijsters retired from singles after beaten by Robson, and she is only 29. Pete Sampras retired at 31. To quote one of the greatest sportswriters of all time, Motorsport Magazine’s Nigel Roebuck, “It is not easy to have a hero younger than oneself.” Soon, all my U.S. Open heroes will be gone, and I will not be able to look at the younger generation
as role models. Do I think I will see Djokovic dancing to “Call Me Maybe” at 36? No. But do I think I’ll see Roger Federer winning at 36? Yes. Federer, a man who values his tennis history and the men who came before him (check out him and Laver at the 2012 Australian Open on YouTube), could still be playing (and winning) at Rosewall’s age. As long as he enjoys his tennis, something that looks like it cannot be said for other players, Federer could be playing for a long time to come. Many people believe tennis to be a “lifetime” sport, one you can play even as you grow gray hairs and lose a couple of inches from your height. However, with all our tennis heroes retiring before they even hit 35, will they continue to play the game that made them rich long after they’ve faded from public view? All I know is that the men and women volleying and rallying down on Kent courts under the lights will still be playing long after Mr. Roddick becomes just a mere memory.
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Sophomore wideout Michael Johnson scored the game’s first two touchdowns Thursday against West Chester.
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BY JACK COBOURN Managing Sports Editor
Judging by the number of “weekend” tennis players on Kent courts, it must be U.S. Open time again. With one week of the fortnight already through, some of the stuff I have seen is pretty interesting. From Belgium’s Kim Clijsters and China’s Li Na getting beat by Laura Robson, Britain’s first women’s tennis talent since Virginia Wade in the 1970s, to Novak Djokovic fist-pumping to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” after beating Brazilian Rogerio Dutra da
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Wednesday, Sept. 5 Field Hockey vs. Saint Joeseph’s Rullo Satdium 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 Field Hockey vs. North Carolina Rullo Stadium 7 p.m. Volleyball at the Delaware Invitational Bob Carpenter Sports Center Saturday, Sept. 8 Football vs. Delaware State “Route 1 Rivalry” Delaware Stadium 3:30 p.m.
henpeckings Volleyball: The Delaware volleyball team went to Charlottesville, VA from Friday to Saturday for the Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup Invitational. After defeating Lehigh on Friday, 3-1, for their first win of the season, Delaware dropped matches to both Western Kentucky and Virginia on Saturday by identical 0-3 scores. Senior co-captain Chelsea Lawrence was named to the All-Tournament team after posting 21 kills and 10 blocks on the weekend. The Hens are 1-4 overall (0-0 in CAA competition). Field Hockey: The Delaware field hockey team played two games this weekend in Michigan. On Friday, the Hens lost their third consecutive overtime game, 4-3, to Central Michigan at University of Michigan. Central Michigan led 3-1 into the final minutes of the second before freshman midfielder Michaela Patzner brought the Hens within a goal. Then junior forward Kasey Prettyman scored to tie the game. However, Central Michigan put away the winning goal at 10:37 into the overtime period. On Saturday, No. 10 Michigan beat the Hens 4-1. Senior forward Tory Sharpless got a pass from Prettyman to score the Hens’ lone tally. The Hens are 0-4 overall (0-0 in CAA competition). Women’s Soccer: The Delaware women’s soccer team fell to Seton Hall, 2-1 at Seton Hall on Friday. Senior forward Ali Miller added the squad’s lone goal only a minute into the contest. However, Seton Hall came back in the second to tie the game, and then scored 1:13 into overtime to win the game. On Sunday, the Hens beat Siena, 1-0 at Siena. Freshman midfielder Gina DiTaranto scored the winning goal in the 37th minute. The Hens’ record is 1-2 overall (0-0 in CAA competition). Men’s Soccer: The Delaware men’s soccer team played two games this weekend in North Carolina. On Friday, the Hens fell, 6-0, to N.C. State at Duke. Sophomore goalie Jay Lupas made six saves during the game. On Sunday, The Hens lost to Duke, 2-1 at Duke. Freshman forward Joe DiPre netted his first collegiate goal to put the Hens up 1-0 in the sixth minute of the game. Duke tied the game in the 27th minute, and scored the winning goal in the 31st minute. The Hens’ record is 0-3 (0-0 in CAA competition).
“FALL MEANS FOOTBALL” BY MATT BITTLE Fall comes around every year, bringing with it the start of school. And every year, I have dreaded the end of August for that reason. But there has always been one positive–with the start of school comes football season. Now that it is September, not only can I watch the NFL and cheer on my Baltimore Ravens, but I (and thousands of others) can root passionately for the Hens. K.C. Keeler’s program is the epitome of football success. During his 10-year reign, Delaware has reached the playoffs four times, with two losses in the national championship game and a title in his second year. Delaware of course, has a history of football success. The Hens can claim
combined six national championships between the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II and AP Small College Play. Pride in Delaware football is something that all students and alumni share. It is a program not just of success, but also of virtue. It is something that we can point to when speaking to potential students or people who wonder why this university is so great. The Hens can be considered a perennial power in FCS football, while Keeler once referred to Delaware as being like national powerhouse Florida, only at a lower level. And the Hens have become a football heavyweight without sacrificing integrity or lowering academic standards. Just look at the scandals that have hit major programs in recent years. USC received a bowl ban and loss of scholarships for lack of institutional control after one of its player was found to have been paid under the table by an agent. Ohio State received similar penalties for not punishing players who sold game-worn equipment. Those schools are proud football programs with a great deal of historical success. Delaware, in contrast may never be on the national stage like those schools, but that is OK. We do not have to be Alabama, let us just be the Alabama of the FCS. It is great to see students support the team. By my count, at least a quarter of the student body was at the opener against West Chester University. That is incredible, and it helps the team. The home-field advantage Delaware offers is huge, thanks to a stadium that seats over 22,000 and is usually pretty close to capacity. I love hanging out in the student section, chanting, “You can’t do
that!” after a penalty by the opposing team. If you have not been to a football game here, you simply must go. Even if you hate football, you will not regret it. It is a great experience, standing alongside thousands of your closest friends and bonding as you all root for the Hens. The community and shared experience offered by Delaware football is simply great. It is fantastic to have America’s game back, especially here at Delaware, where the Hens still have unfinished business from the 2010 national championship game. So come out to the games, root for junior Andrew Pierce to set the school record for career rushing yardage (possible this year with a huge season) and cheer heartily as the Hens’ defense forces another turnover. All hands on deck, it is fall, and you know what that means–it is Delaware football, and it could not get much better than this.
Matt Bittle is a sports editor at The Review. Send questions, comments and front row seats to email@example.com.
Delaware vs. Del. State
About the teams: About Delaware: The Hens are coming off Thursday’s 41-21 victory over Division II West Chester University. They are led by junior running back Andrew Pierce, a preseason All-CAA pick. Quarterback Trent Hurley, a sophomore transfer from Bowling Green, made his first start against the Golden Rams, throwing three touchdowns but also three interceptions. Delaware defeated Delaware State 45-0 last season. About Del. State: The Hornets defeated Virginia Military Institute 17-10 on Saturday in their first game of the year. They had a 3-8 record in 2011 and were picked to finish 10th in the 11-team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in a preseason poll. Senior wideout and preseason All-MEAC selection Travis Tarpley caught a touchdown in the season opener.
Football Time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Location: Delaware Stadium
The numbers: 30.67: The average margin of victory for the Hens in this rivalry.
Why the Hens can win: Delaware has dominated this rivalry thus far, winning by a combined score of 116-24 over three games. Last year, Andrew Pierce rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns as the Hens outgained Delaware State by 400 yards.
Why the Hens could lose: The Hornets are playing for pride, and in a rivalry game such as this one, anything can happen. Furthermore, Delaware State has two solid wide receivers in Travis Tarpley and Justin Wilson, a preseason All-MEAC second-team player. The Hornets will hope to get after Trent Hurley, who will be making just his second career start as quarterback.
310: The number of yards Trent Hurley passed for in his Delaware debut, a team record. 224: The number of yards rushing the Golden Rams had Thursday against the Hens, compared to 177 for Delaware.
The Hens are the more talented team, but they will have to play their best against a Delaware State squad that ready to play. Still, Delaware is simply better. Andrew Pierce had three touchdowns last year against the Hornets. He and the defense carries the Hens to victory. Delaware 31 Delaware State 10 —Matt Bittle Sports Editor
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Field hockey starts off 0-4
Senior midfielder Nikki Onorato said she expects the team to win the CAA. Last season, the Hens finished the BY DYLAN GLICKSTERN year with a 9-11 record, leaving them Staff Reporter tied for fourth place in the CAA. They were defeated in the quarterfinals of the In spring of 2011, Delaware’s field CAA Tournament last season, a result hockey team hired Rolf van de Kerkhof they are aiming to improve upon this as their new head coach. year. After 12 years at Michigan State, “We’re definitely hoping to win Van de Kerkhof turned his attention to our conference,” senior midfielder/ building the field hockey program at forward Nikki Onorato said. “Right Delaware and in only his second year as now we all have that goal set and we’re the head coach, he said that this year’s really working hard out here and hoping squad has the talent to become a top-10 we’ll get there.” program. Freshman midfielder Michaela “There are different resources Patzner also thinks a CAA title is available there [Michigan State] than within reach for the Hens. She said she there are here, but for [Delaware] field thinks the team can capture the CAA hockey this is a sleeping giant,” Van de Championship. Kerkhof said.
In August, the CAA Preseason Coaches’ Poll ranked Delaware as the No. 5 team in the conference behind defending CAA Champions Old Dominion, Northeastern, Drexel and James Madison, but that doesn’t seem to faze Van de Kerkhof. “I know as a team they have set a goal of winning the CAA and we’re going to do everything we can do as a coaching staff to accomplish that goal because there’s nothing better than winning a championship,” he said. The Hens had a couple of chances to advance in the rankings during the past week with games against two of the nation’s top 20 teams. On opening night, Delaware faced the No. 14 team in the country, Boston University, and brought them to overtime. Onorato scored a goal with just over 19 minutes to go to give the Hens a 3-2 lead. However, Boston’s Jacinda McLeod scored a penalty stroke with a minute and a half left in regulation to send the game to overtime and another goal five minutes into overtime to spoil the Hens’ home opener. Patzner scored the first two goals for the Hens in her collegiate debut,
becoming the first Hen to do so since All-American Casey Howard in 2005. “I would love to continue playing so [well],” Patzner said when asked if she was surprised by the early impact she had on the team. “I also think I can do that because I played at a high level in Germany.” Patzner headlined a large recruiting class for Delaware this year, which will introduce 11 freshmen to the squad. Van de Kerkhof said he was excited about the new players on the team. Of the 11 newcomers, three hail from overseas–Patzner from Germany, Anne Van Stapele from the Netherlands and Megane Simons from Belgium, a feature that can be attributed to the international recruiting of Van de Kerkhof, who said he still has a lot of contacts all over the field hockey world. Last year’s Delaware Player of the Year in high school, freshman Jackie Coveleski, scored her first career goal early in the Hens’ second match of the season against No. 19 University of Albany. The Hens then added another goal and extended their lead to 2-0 before the 12th minute. However, Albany was able to tie
it up early in the second half and send the game into overtime. Both squads were unable to score in either of the two 15-minute overtime periods, sending the game into a shootout. The Hens were unsuccessful on their first three attempts while Albany made all three, giving them the win. Although the Hens have started this season 0-2, Van de Kerkhof is encouraged by the way his squad has been performing. “We played two top teams and we played them pretty well,” he said. “We were in position to win both, but then you saw we were somewhat young, inexperienced and maybe a little anxious to finish it the way we should.” The Hens’ schedule does not get much easier as they head north to play Central Michigan University and then No. 10 Michigan. Michigan is one of seven nationally-ranked opponents Delaware will have to face this season, but Van de Kerkhof is ready for the challenge. “That’s why you play the games,” he said. “It doesn’t matter who you are or who’s ranked where. Just play the games.”
Volleyball struggles across the country, starts season 1-4 BY PAUL TIERNEY Assistant Sports Editor
From the shadows of football and basketball, Delaware volleyball expects to emerge with another successful season. The team won four of the last five CAA titles, but two recent wins in the NCAA Tournament have vaulted the Hens into the spotlight. The coaches and players said they truly believe this group has the potential to bring the program to new heights this season, despite some of the team’s young age and lack of experience. “I never say we have a young team,” head coach Bonnie Kenny said. “If I didn’t want a young team I wouldn’t be a college coach, I’d be in the pros. I don’t know a 21-yearold that’s not young, but that’s why they come here. They come here to contribute and they come here to play.” Kenny enters her 11th season as head coach for the Hens. She has been named CAA Coach of the Year four times, won 194 matches and earned two victories in the NCAA Tournament. The Hens lost Kim Stewart and Renee Tomko, who were two key
experienced players in the lineup last year. Kenny said she thinks her team’s youth may restrain their ability to see success in the early season. Among the freshmen attempting to replace Tomko and Stewart is middle hitter Chandler Bryant. The redshirt freshman was named a starter for the Hens this year. According to Kenny, Bryant’s size, athleticism and overall work ethic will help her make a successful transition, even though there is a learning curve. “It’s definitely a quicker pace,” Bryant said. “Transitioning hasn’t been hard at all because we practice the way we are supposed to play in a game. So, with our training it’s been a really smooth, really easy transition.” Besides Bryant, Delaware’s other freshmen will be called on this season. Redshirt middle hitter Jill Myers, libero Ariel Shonk, utility Katie Hillman, outside hitter Liz Brock and setter Mackenzie Olsen will all look to contribute from the bench. On the court, the Hens will depend on senior co-captains Alissa Alker and Chelsea Lawrence to lead the younger, less experienced players. Alker was named to the All-CAA Team twice and will become the 17th player in school history to reach the 1,000-kill plateau
this season. Furthermore, Alker has led the team to two conference titles and an NCAA Tournament berth in two of her three seasons. However, for 2012 to be a success, Alker wants to bring Delaware volleyball to new heights. “I am not satisfied until we make it to the Sweet 16,” Alker said. “I’ve seen that success in the CAA, and it’s a great feeling. It’s not something you get used to either, but the Sweet 16 is our goal. It was our goal last year, and it has been our goal since I’ve been here. We haven’t lost sight of it, and there are things I know now that we can do better in order to prepare and in order to win in the second round.” This season the Hens started 1-4. Two of those losses came against nationally ranked opponents in San Diego State University and California. They did not win any of the games played. Kenny said her team learned a lot from playing nationally-ranked competition. “They were more physical than we were, both teams,” Kenny said. “Bigger, not as much stronger, just a lot more physical. They terminated, but we just are not there yet. We can get there. We are just going to have to
Senior outside hitter Alissa Alker serves ball to the opposition last year. put a few more things together, but I like the fact that we stayed in there, we battled and competed.”
The Hens host the Delaware Invitational this weekend at the Bob Carpenter Sports Center.
Football: Johnson finds end zone twice, records first ever rushing touchdown Continued from page 28 “It wasn’t a good one,” Hurley said. “I tried to run it in and got stood up pretty good but stayed on my feet, and I thought I had our tight end in the flat wide open, but he wasn’t really wide open.” Despite the three interceptions, Hurley did break the Hens’ record for most passing yards in a debut game. Who held that record before
Thursday? Joe Flacco, one of the most successful Delaware players. Flacco’s record was not the only statistical feat broken, as senior wideout Rob Jones went over 1,000 career receiving yards on a 63-yard pass from Hurley. Jones was wideopen on a screen and go. He said the Hens ran screens all night and the defenders bit on the screen, which allowed him to get open deep. Hurley said he would not have even see Jones if it was not for his long
dreadlocks bouncing around in the air. “Once the defense seen the screen and react down to the ball, I just kept moving,” Jones said. “I didn’t even know Trent still had the ball and I’m going to keep running and five seconds later, I saw the ball in the air. I just made sure I concentrated and I lost it in the lights for a second, but just concentrated on the point of the ball and took it in high and tight to the end zone.” The offense did not disappoint
and put up plenty of points. However, the defense gave up three touchdowns and 400 total yards. West Chester running back Rondell White racked up 220 yards rushing. White accounted for all three of the Golden Rams’ scores. Overall, Keeler said he was impressed with the offensive and defensive performances. He said the first game of the season allowed the team to see some of the mistakes they made and try to fix them for next
week. “Defensively, we can’t let a Division II school run the ball at us,” Keeler said. “They did a good job mixing up how they [WCU] ran the ball and we need to take a look on how to fix things.” The Hens will look to solidify the defense and turn the ball over less next Saturday against Delaware State in the Route 1 Rivalry game. Maybe the fans will see another win and more of Hurley’s winning grin.
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Jones and Giutsi play smaller roles in Hens win
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Junior wideout Rob Jones scores on a slant route in the second quarter. He had 101 receiving yards for the game and now totals over 1,000 for his career.
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Junior free safety Jake Giusti (right) and senior strong safety Tim Breaker (left) celebrate after the Hens defense forced West Chester Universityâ€™s fourth turnover of the night.
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