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Chem prof. suffers heart attack, dies BY KERRY BOWDEN

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Mary Beth Kramer, a university chemistry professor, died of a heart attack in her home on Sunday. “This came with little or no warning,” John L. Burmeister, alumni distinguished professor and associate chairperson of the chemistry department stated in an email message. Kramer was a Courtesy of the University of r e s i d e n t Delaware of West Mary Beth Kramer Chester, Pa. taught chemistry. Kramer graduated from Villanova University and went on to receive her Master’s of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1976, Burmeister said. After working in the field for the next 10 years, she joined the university faculty in 1986.

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Gentile said that Biden’s performance brought out his leadership skills and Ryan’s overall inexperience with politics. “Biden was on the attack,” Gentile said. “He was much more forceful than Paul Ryan was. Ryan came off as somebody that would not be able to take over and run the country.” Senior Sarah Vlach said it was easier to understand and engage in what Biden was saying because he was more passionate than Ryan.

John Dohms, a retired university professor, has been missing since he left his home on East Cleveland Avenue on Thursday, Sept. 13. According to Newark police officials, Dohm’s last believed sighting was in Hockessin, Del. on S u n d a y, Sept. 16. Dohms, 64, suffers f r o m dementia, and the university Courtesy of the is offering Dohms family a $10,000 Image generated to reward for reflect his expected information current appearance. that will lead to finding him, according to Newark Police Spokesman MCpl. Gerard Bryda. Despite police efforts, Bryda said the case has moved on to the investigative phase.

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ABC’s senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz moderated the debate on Thursday evening.

VP debate tackles social, economic issues BY APRIL INGENITO Staff Reporter

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan faced off in the only vicepresidential debate Thursday evening in Danville, Ky., arguing about issues ranging from nuclear weapons in Iran to abortion. ABC’s senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz moderated the event. Political science professor Joseph

Pika was among the viewers who thought Biden dominated the debate. “Biden came out swinging until the end,” Pika said. Each candidate had different challenges, he said. Ryan had to establish himself as a “heavyweight” because he is new to the national stage and show he could serve as president if he is forced to do so, while Biden had to be more energized than President Barak Obama had been in the presidential debate the week before. Senior political science major John

Female science students see no gender discrimination despite study BY ZAINAB AKANDE Staff Reporter

A recent study conducted by Yale University and published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed that professors in American universities view female undergraduate students in the math and science fields as less capable than males in those same fields. However, many female students said they have neither seen nor felt any gender discrimination at the university, despite the study’s findings. Sophmore Kat Caola, a computer science major, said gender biases in

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the sciences have not had an impact on her personal experiences. She said she has never felt discriminated against, and the only time she has ever felt uncomfortable in her major was when she realized she was a minority amongst her peers. “Last year I had a class where I was the only female, and I’ve felt awkward in realizing that I may be the only female in some of my classes,” Caola said. Senior Jen Moye, a mechanical engineering major, said she is also often the only female in her classes but does not feel discriminated against or disadvantaged by it. She said she feels comfortable as a minority in

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her major, and there are benefits to standing out from the crowd. “I think it’s sort of an advantage,” Moye said. “Because there are so few girls our professors know us by name.” The study said even when a male student and female student share the same abilities, female students are viewed as less competent and given fewer opportunities in comparison to males. However, Moye said she thinks women who are science majors have a better chance of getting a job after graduation than male applicants. Chemical engineering professor Annette Shine said she has never

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personally witnessed any biases towards male or female students at the university. However, she said three different female students came to her office in May asking for advice about discrimination they were experiencing. Despite not having witnessed any gender bias toward students, she said she has felt it at the faculty level. In May, Shine spoke to the press about her own experiences with gender discrimination at the university after reaching her breaking point of experiencing gender discrimination for 23 years. “My disgust with the sexism in the department became public before

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the article was published,” Shine said. The Yale study reinforces her negative experience as a female professor in chemical engineering, she said. John Pelesko, chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, said he thinks subtle gender biases do generally exist because the fields of math and science have long been dominated by males. He said the gender makeup has only changed within the last 50 to 60 years and it takes people a long time to change their beliefs.

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Birds turn up in ‘odd’ places, ornithologists cite climate change BY JUSTINE HOFHERR Executive Editor

Twenty years from now, birds are going to be seen in weird places, predicts Cornell ornithologist Andrew Farnsworth. Due to climate change and human impact on the environment, he said many bird species could change the time and place where they breed and perhaps migrate. “You’re going to see some very odd things happen,” Farnsworth said. Bird species with large populations that migrate long distances will be able to adapt to changes in temperature and urban sprawl, but species with smaller populations and narrow livable environmental conditions will experience catastrophic changes, according to Farnsworth. Humans amplify the speed of climate change with the emission of greenhouse gases and drastically alter the environment with the spread of urban areas and forest fragmentation, he said. As a result, birds are struggling to make the necessary evolutionary changes for survival. “In places where it’s getting warmer earlier, birds no doubt can be under really extreme selection pressure because of climate change,” Farnsworth said. “If they don’t arrive early enough, they’d miss an explosion of insects.” He said birds migrate when situations get bad, and as early as this past spring, at least a couple species of birds, such as the red crossbill, broke “the norm” and were on the move because of climate and habitat change. Many species appeared two or three weeks earlier on breeding grounds and departed early due to mild weather. Of the 836 species of birds protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, approximately one fourth are known to be in trouble, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, however population data on one third of these species is lacking. Migration is the annual, largescale movement of millions of birds between their ancestral breeding summer grounds and their nonbreeding winter grounds, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The majority of all bird species migrate to move from areas of low or decreasing food and habitat resources to areas of high or increasing resources.

Although changes in day length, lower temperatures and changes in food supply can trigger migration, Farnsworth said there are definite genetic predispositions to where and when birds migrate. “There are all these cool cues that they have,” he said. “Waves crashing against the coastline, the alignment of the stars, the position of the sun. It’s much more evolutionary than just, ‘I’m going to fly somewhere and look for somewhere good.’” Since birds have been following roughly the same patterns of migration for the past billion years or so, it can be difficult for certain species to respond to drastic climate and habitat changes. Severe storms, just one byproduct of global warming, cause many birds to die while crossing large bodies of water, causing a dramatic decline in populations, Farnsworth said. Forest fragmentation and urban sprawl alter habitats where avian species stay for the winter, breed and stopover during migration, inevitably causing birds to migrate over large cities with artificial light and skyscrapers. Farnsworth said the artificial light confuses birds and makes them more prone to collide with tall buildings. A 2009 study of 24 communication towers in Michigan showed that 50 to 71 percent of bird fatalities can be reduced through the elimination of steadyburning lights, according to the National Park Service. Farnsworth studies the nocturnal migratory calls of birds and said he found that these short, urgent calls are most frequent when birds are disoriented from artificial lights and cloud cover. The calls are used as a means of communicating group positions so that birds can stay together and avoid collision. One of the leading causes of bird mortality are domestic and feral house cats, which kill hundreds of millions of songbirds and other avian species every year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As migrating birds are forced to stop over in more populated areas, the likelihood of being killed by a cat dramatically increases. Entomology and wildlife ecology professor Jeff Buler said housecats are far more deadly than buildings to birds. Programs to eradicate feral cat populations are met with staunch resistance from animal rights groups,

he said. “Probably that’s an area where policy change could have a big impact to try and control cat populations, but yeah, that doesn’t just harm birds during migration, it’s year round,” Buler said. Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the more effective, less controversial method of trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies, and then returning them to their colony, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As official hawk watcher of the season for Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, Del., Tonya Mammone said she spends her fall afternoons marking down every bird species she sees and the height at which they are flying in order to keep track of bird migration patterns. By 1:30 p.m. on a Saturday, she has tallied 10 sharp-shinned hawks, six American kestrels, nine broad-winged hawks, an osprey, a red-shouldered hawk, a bald eagle and a red-tailed hawk. She has been on “hawk watch” since September, when raptors, or birds of prey, begin migrating south to Florida and South America for the winter. “Migration is all about trend,” Mammone said. “You can see how different species are doing right now.” One species that appears to be declining in the U.S. Northeast is the American kestrel, she said. Reasons for the plummet in population could be from a loss of habitat or fertilizer and pesticide poisoning. Once insects are contaminated with these sprays, birds that eat the insects are also poisoned. Farnsworth said that loss of field habitat and increasing monoculture agriculture is to blame for the American kestrel’s decline. “I heard this year that some hawk watchers are reporting better numbers, but they are still way down from what they used to be,” he said. “In the Northeast, the kestrel is going through a really, really difficult time.” While waterfowl, shorebirds and forest birds have fairly stable populations at the moment, Buler said grassland birds need the most protection. With 97 percent of native grasslands in the United States lost mostly to conversion to agriculture, grassland bird populations have declined to historic levels, according to the State of the Bird’s 2011 report. “These land birds aren’t necessarily

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Migration is the annual movement of millions of birds between their breeding summer grounds and their nonbreeding winter grounds. congregating into certain areas,” Buler said of migration stopover locations. “It’s sort of like dropping them on the landscape and they have to find a habitat within a certain area.” Farnsworth said migration is important to observe because birds are good indicators of the health of a biodiversity system. Although ornithologists and bird enthusiasts try to monitor how different avian species react to changes in the environment, he said annual assessments of how well or poor birds are doing is extremely difficult to assess because of slight or drastic changes in migration routes each year. Many ornithologists are taking advantage of the power of computers to monitor birds with radio and sonar tracking, according to Farnsworth. “We put a little cell phone on a bird and see where it goes,” he said. “These types of studies are becoming more popular.” These types of trackers show birds’ individual decisions and have led researchers to discover that when birds get to a wintering area, they don’t just stay there, according to Fansworth. Once birds get where they’re going, there is a lot more movement to find food and

shelter. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has developed novel computer science methods in order to synthesize eBird data, night flight calls captured by acoustic monitoring stations and clouds of migrating birds detected at night by weather radar stations. The research, titled BirdCast, allows real-time predictions of when and where birds migrate and how far they fly. Computers running automatic acoustical transient detection software allow scientists to listen for high-pitched sounds of migrating birds at night. When the calls are detected, they are automatically saved to a disk file for further analysis. Farnsworth said that after tools like BirdCast are utilized, researchers will be able to change policy by telling city or wind operators when to shut down their activities when large amounts of birds are in the area, reducing mortality rates. “We’re already screwed in some respects,” Farnsworth said. “I don’t think it applies to all species. Some by and large we don’t know what’s going to happen but not a large number can respond like that and thrive in the climate change perspective.”

hour long test to be difficult because of two components not common to many standardized test—the logic games and logical reasoning sections. He said these sections, along with the reading comprehension section, are important in determining students’ problem solving skills. Sprankle said he found these sections difficult to prepare for because he had to develop skills instead of study things he has learned before. “It’s probably the hardest test that’s not on pure content because there’s nothing that has to do with law or any previous knowledge you had,” he said. “It’s all about just way of thinking.” Rise said school needs to remain students’ first priority, but understands that law school applications are due by the end of the year. Students have to fill out an application, write a personal statement, obtain letters of recommendation and send their LSAT scores and transcripts to the schools they are applying to, he said. Rise said he did not prepare for the LSAT nearly as much as students do

now because the economy was better for lawyers when he took the test 25 years ago, which resulted in a more lenient admissions process. “The LSAT was just as important, but I think the competition was less,” he said. Mink said though he does not like watching his students put pressure on themselves to do well, he thinks it is necessary in order to get into a top law school and get a job after graduation. He does not expect to see the test becoming irrelevant anytime soon. “It is stressful,” Mink said. “I hate to see students going through the stress. It’s not going to diminish in importance.” Sprankle said he is waiting for the end of October, when he expects to find out his test scores, to start applying for law schools. He said he did not feel completely relaxed after the test and is unsure of how well he did. “It’s hard to feel relieved in terms of the pressure of doing well,” Sprankle said. “But there’s nothing you can do at this point.”

Law students celebrate taking LSAT but still attend classes BY KELLY LYONS Managing News Editor

As soon as senior Matt Sprankle finished the Law School Admission Test on Oct. 6, he headed straight to Grotto Pizza’s bar. Sprankle said he was excited to celebrate after spending two months studying for the test law school admission offices will use to determine his acceptance. After taking three practice tests per week two weeks before he took the test, he said he was exhausted. “I was drained,” Sprankle said. “I didn’t even realize how much I was tired just from all of it, you know, the period of time I’ve been studying for it.” He said he could not rest for long though because he had a test and a quiz for class the following week. Despite the post-LSAT celebrations at Grotto’s bar and elsewhere, professors have not noticed a decline in pre-law students’ attendance or effort in class. English professor Phillip Mink said many pre-law students still care about

their classes after taking the test. “Attendance hasn’t been an issue, for me anyway,” Mink said. “If you’re seriously considering law school, you need high grades.” Mink said that many students are more likely to come to class now that they have finished the LSAT. He said they skipped class more in the weeks leading up to the test in order to better prepare themselves. Criminal justice and sociology professor Eric Rise said he also saw a decrease in attendance before the test. “They seem more distracted and less likely to attend class right before the exam,” Rise said. Senior Mike Guilz said he did not miss class in the weeks before the test, but he did miss a class the following week due to celebrating the LSAT at the university football tailgate and Main Street bars. Mink said he would be willing to give pre-law students a break if they asked for it because many study for long periods of time for the test, which can only

help them get into the best law schools. “I think you need a good LSAT grade in this market,” he said. “More students would be better served for it.” Mink said students should try to study as much as possible by taking prep courses, such as those offered by Kaplan Test Prep. Guilz said he took a Kaplan prep course that met three times per week for three to four hours for each class, but he still felt uncomfortable taking the test. “I thought it was pretty hard,” he said. “The Kaplan course prepares you pretty well, but the stress definitely adds to how difficult it is.” Guilz said he wants to take a year off after he graduates in May to take the test one more time before he applies to law school. According to Rise, students sometimes put too much pressure on themselves and end up “cheating themselves” out of a chance to do well. He said more students would do better if they just relaxed. He said students find the four to five


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This Week in History October 16, 1973: Security experimented with “Half,” a young, male horse borrowed from the agriculture farm in an attempt to deter more crime than several foot guards.

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Police Reports Seats stolen from multiple SUVs The third row seats were stolen from three parked cars in the area last week, according to Newark Police Spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda. Between Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 11 a.m., a 19-year-old female student’s car on East Main Street was broken into, he said. She discovered there was damage on the driver’s side door handle, and when she opened the car, she noticed the back seat was gone. There were also two similar break-ins at a car dealership on Cleveland Avenue in the same time frame, Bryda said. He said the third row seats were stolen from two SUVs that were parked outside. He said while there are no suspects at this point, the suspect will be charged with theft under $1,500 and criminal mischief.

Student’s keys, car stolen from Cleveland Avenue A 20-year-old student’s car was stolen while she was at a gathering over the weekend, Bryda said. He said the victim believes the car was stolen between Friday at 10 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Bryda said the victim believes her car keys were stolen that night and the car was taken shortly after. The white Jeep Grand Cherokee with a Pennsylvania license plate is still missing, he said. Although there are currently no suspects, Bryda said the charges issued will be for the theft of a motor vehicle and theft under $1,500 for the car keys. Students flash mob in Perkins Student Center on Friday.

Unattended backpack stolen from Newark Shopping Center

On Oct. 10, a 22-year-old student left his backpack on a bench to talk to a friend who had pulled up to the sidewalk in his car, according to Bryda. He said when the student went back to retrieve his bag at approximately 5 p.m., it was missing. Bryda said the backpack contained a laptop computer and textbooks. While he said there are no suspects at this time, the suspect will face a charge of theft under $1,500. -Rachel Taylor

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In Brief Lance Shaner to speak in Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Series Wednesday

Lance Shaner, chairman and chief executive officer of the Shaner Group, will speak about his career as a business leader Wednesday as part of the Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Series. Shaner runs his business out of State College, Pa. The event will be held at 3 p.m. in 126 Alfred Lerner Hall.

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UD Homecoming Quizzo 7 to 8:15 p.m., Perkins Student Center

Wednesday, Oct.17 Delaware Debates 7 p.m., Mitchell Hall

Thursday, Oct. 18

Freshmen can attend an open house held by representatives from the Career Services Center on Wednesday. They will be introduced to CareerMAP, a guide that provides step-by-step career goals for students. The center will also offer them a chance to introduce themselves to their liaisons. The aim is to help freshmen incorporate their major into a career by participating in extra-curricular activities, such as interning or volunteering. The open house will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lobby and workshop room, located on 401 Academy St.

E-52 Presents Avenue-Q 7:30 p.m., Perkins Student Center Bacchus Theater

Delaware Debates to take place today and Wednesday

CPAB Homecoming Comedy Show 7:30 p.m., Mitchell Hall

Delaware First Media journalist Nancy Karibjanian will moderate Delaware Debates in Mitchell Hall today and Wednesday. Director of Undergraduate Studies and political science professor Jason Mycoff will moderate with Karibjanian today, when candidates for the House of Representatives will kick off the debates at 7 p.m, followed by the U.S. senatorial debate. Political science professor David Wilson will co-moderate the debates with Karibjanian tomorrow. The lieutenant gubernatorial candidates will start the debates, followed by the gubernatorial candidates’ debate at 7 p.m. The public must obtain free tickets from the Bob Carpenter Sports Center, Trabant University Center or the Lewes, Del. campus to enter the debate. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the audience must be seated by 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct.19

Delaware Cardiovascular Research Center 2nd Annual Symposium 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel

Saturday, Oct. 20

Sunday, Oct. 21

HTAC Presents Spring Awakening 2 to 5 p.m., Pearson Hall Auditorium

Monday, Oct. 22

Gamma Sigma Sigma Clothing Sale 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Perkins Student Center


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Politics Straight, No Chaser Biden’s fervor prompts Obama rebound

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Homegrown Café, a restaurant and bar on Main Street, separates all of their recyclables despite the extra effort and cost.

Bars’ recycling efforts unknown, managers decline to comment BY BEN COOPER AND BRYAN STEPHAN

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LaTonalteca manager Luis Juarez said the restaurant gives many bottled drinks to their customers, but they do not go through as many as other Main Street bars and restaurants in a given weekend. “We only go through around 24 to 36 bottles on a typical night, but that’s because we are mostly a restaurant,” Juarez said. La Tonalteca declined to comment on whether they recycle their bottles, however. Grotto Pizza, Kildare’s Irish Pub, Catherine Rooney’s and Klondike Kate’s Restaurant and Bar also declined to comment on the issue. Jim Short, a representative from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, said the state of Delaware’s recycling rates historically lags behind other states. He said the state used to give monetary incentives, but, even then, restaurants minimally recycled. Consumers of glass bottles and aluminum cans in Delaware could return their used products for a 5-cent deposit, Short said. However, the state government ended the legislation in 2010. “Even with the old 5-cent bottle deposit refund, there weren’t big gains in recycling,” Short said. “It was mainly just to keep trash off the streets. There was still no mandate for the retailer to recycle the bottles after they were returned, and they often got thrown out anyway.” According to Short, when the bottle deposit bill ended, the government passed new legislation

to create statewide curbside recycling programs, which distributors and retailers funded by paying a new 4-cent tax on glass bottles. He said this removed the incentive for retailers, such as local bars, to recycle, but he hoped to increase the amount of residents who recycle at home. Karen Steele, manager of Timothy’s of Newark, said they recycle food scraps and cardboard, however, she finds it is difficult to recycle other materials. “We recycle all food, paper,” Steele said. “We recycle everything except for glass and plastic.” Even though customers use plastic and glass in the restaurant, Steele said they do not recycle because her waste provider, Suburban Waste, does not provide a dumpster for collecting those materials. Eric Garwood, daytime manager of Homegrown Café, said the restaurant recycles everything from glass and aluminum to food scraps left on plates. He said their commitment to the environment is part of the reason people come to their establishment. “We do a lot of local and sustainable things,” Garwood said. “That image we create does probably make people come in.” He said he is responsible for ensuring his employees recycle properly to benefit the environment. “We do produce a lot of waste in this industry,” Garwood said. “It just makes more sense to recycle it then to put it all into a landfill.” Garwood said in order to effectively recycle, he and his employees separate materials into different containers and track

how much is being thrown away. Afterward, they place all of it into their recycling dumpster that the city provides and empties. He said the process is not costly but can confuse his employees at times. Initially, workers thought recycling was cumbersome, but now they see it as just another part of the job, he said. “To start was mildly difficult learning how to separate different materials into different receptacles,” Garwood said. “But after everyone got the hang of it, it became second nature.” Garwood said Homegrown continues to recycle even without a government mandate or a monetary incentive. He said he does not believe such measures are necessary to motivate people to help the environment. Junior environmental science major Megan Mauger said she also believes it is not necessary for the state to issue incentives to make bars recycle. “People should just recycle because it’s the right thing to do, not because you’re getting a monetary gain from it,” Mauger said. She said she feels students and other local consumers have a major influence on whether or not the bars recycle. They do not realize how much power they have and need to utilize it in order to increase recycling rates among retailers, Mauger said. She said students can also reduce the amount of glass and aluminum they order, too. They don’t have to order their beer in a bottle or can, she said. “Go for the pint instead of the bottle,” Mauger said. “It’s classier anyways.”

The vice presidential debate on Thursday was quite the spectacle as Vice President and university alumnus Joe Biden took on Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Paul Ryan. After a disappointing performance from President Barack Obama in the first presidential debate, Biden attempted to make up for lost ground with an aggressive and “no-nonsense” approach. He was on the attack almost immediately, criticizing Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney’s desire to prolong the unpopular war in Iraq. Minutes later, after receiving criticism from Ryan, Biden would state that “not a single thing he [Ryan] said was accurate” and that it was “a bunch of stuff.” He interjected frequently during Ryan’s turns to speak and at one point when Ryan mentioned former President John F. Kennedy’s tax polices, Biden fired back, “Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy?” Biden’s relentless and assertive tone was a sharp contrast to Obama’s reserve, but it received mixed feedback. “I think Joe Biden is an authentic person. He speaks his mind,” Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said. “People know him. They expect that.” Similarly, CNN chief national correspondent John King said, “The vice president came and showed fight. He showed his boss what it is to engage and attack.” Republicans did not view Biden’s zeal quite as favorably. The conservative group “Campaign to Defeat Obama” called Biden’s dismissive laughs, eye-rolling and interruptions “rude and arrogant.” Republican strategist Karen Hanretty likened Biden to a crazy uncle speaking his mind at Thanksgiving dinner. Despite the differing perspectives, Biden energized the Democratic base and gave the strong performance that was needed of him. Biden confronted Ryan on some of the controversial claims made by Romney that Obama failed to contest in the last debate. He argued the Romney-Ryan tax plan was “not mathematically possible” and doubted they would close the tax loopholes necessary to make their plan viable. Biden also brought attention back to the controversial “47 percent” video, where Romney dismissed nearly half of the nation as irresponsible and “dependent” on government, continuing the effort to depict Romney as an out-of touch elitist. “These people are my mom and dad—people I grew up with, my neighbors,” Biden said regarding the 47 percent. “They pay more effective tax than Gov. Romney pays in his federal income tax.” Ryan defended Romney, arguing his words at the fundraiser were not expressed the way he meant them to be. In the same response, Ryan also utilized a clever dig against the gaffeprone Biden with the biggest laughline of the night stated, “I think the vice president very well knows that

sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way.” These memorable quotes from the debate illustrate that although most news sources and pundits were talking about Biden after the debate, Ryan also had an impressive performance and depicted his knowledge of a variety of topics. Ryan castigated Biden and the Obama administration on foreign policy, especially in regard to the attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead. He insisted that the Obama administration misled the American public about knowing that this was a planned act of terror as opposed to a spontaneous element of the protest. “Look, if we’re hit by terrorists we’re going to call it for what it is, a terrorist attack,” Ryan said. Matthew T h e Garlipp Wisconsin native further argued that this event, along with the Obama administration’s failure to take decisive actions against Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s current civil war, projects a sense of weakness to the rest of the world. “What we are watching on our TV screens is the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy,” Ryan said. Biden discredited Ryan’s claims and called them “a bunch of malarkey.” He asserted the administration intends to bring justice to those responsible for the attacks in Libya and said, “Whatever mistakes were made will not be made again.” With regard to Iran, Biden emphasized the sanctions imposed are “the most crippling sanctions in the history of sanctions, period.” Furthermore, the vice president dismissed the claim that Iran was at the brink of obtaining a nuclear weapon. When Ryan argued that Iran has enough fissile material to make five nuclear bombs, Biden noted an important distinction between simply having fissile material and having the ability to construct such a weapon. Contentious topics such as Medicare, the auto bailout and the stimulus were also discussed by the candidates but will be repeated, along with a myriad of other topics, in the presidential debate tonight. Hence, the vice presidential debates are not actually important in the long run. The stellar performance of the moderator, ABC’s senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz, will likely be remembered by far more people than any of the facts or arguments made by Biden or Ryan. Nevertheless, Biden’s fiery performance provided a boost needed by Obama as he heads into the debate tonight, trailing two points behind Romney in a Gallup poll, 49 percent to 47.


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Vinyl record sales on the rise despite digital downloads BY MICHAELA CLARK Staff Reporter

Freshman Matthew Moore inherited his love for vinyl records from his grandmother, who gave him her turntable and record collection. Now, he has approximately 200 records and said he thinks the sound quality is better than songs in digital format. “Vinyl has a fuller sound,” Moore said. “As a kid, the first time I ever heard the Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ I only heard it on CD, but when I found it again on vinyl, it was like hearing it again for the first time.” He said he thinks people as young as 17 through their 20’s are buying vinyl due to recent trends like the “hipster scene,” which encourages film and art. The trend, according to Billboard

Magazine, shows that vinyl record sales are up 16.3 percent over last year. So far this year, 3.2 million units were sold compared to 2.7 million units in 2011. History professor David Suisman, who teaches classes on culture, music and capitalism, said vinyl sales have been increasing since the early 2000s. “People want something they can touch and look at,” Suisman said. “Music is not just a sonic experience.” He chronicles the history of the commercial music industry in his book “Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music.” He said in recent years the rise in digital downloading has prompted consumers to look for a physical product. “In an age when music and many aspects of culture seem ephemeral and fleeting and, in many ways, superficial,

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the materiality of vinyl offers a substance,” Suisman said. The music industry has been combating both legal and illegal downloading in the hopes of providing consumers a physical product they want to buy, and Suisman said this is the reason for vinyl records’ enhanced packaging and physical appeal. According to Moore, part of the appeal of vinyl is the record’s artwork. He said vinyl records showcase the musician’s work more clearly through the art, while albums in digital format don’t make art a priority. He said looking at the artwork included in a vinyl record while he listens enhances the experience. Senior Sean Rugenstein said he buys vinyl records because they are more valuable than CDs, and many vinyl records now come with a digital download. He said buying vinyl is a way of giving back to the artist while also holding collectable value. “If I have time, I like to sit down if it’s a new record, and I’ll get the pull out artwork and lyrics and go through it while I listen,” Rugenstein said. Chris Avino, owner of Rainbow Music & Books in Newark, said vinyl record sales have gradually grown since he bought the store in 2005 and are a significant portion of the store’s sales. “I have teenagers buying them, college kids buying them, baby boomers coming back in, wishing they didn’t get rid of their old collection and re-buying them,” Avino said. He said one possible cause behind the return to records is consumers’ desire to discover a culture labeled “vintage,” or what Moore called “hipster.” Avino

said this has been the case in every generation, but as different generations age, the definition of “vintage” changes. He said new technology compresses digital files to allow for quicker downloading, but end up producing songs with worse sound quality than a CD. He said vinyl records offer the listener the best sound out of all three formats, which is why more people are changing their preference. Suisman said he thinks the majority of vinyl sales are from young music fans who are more interested than the average listener. He said he thinks the older generation buys fewer records because the nostalgic market is smaller than the “hipster” market. Still, Suisman said the physical experience of listening to vinyl has a subconscious draw for many. “You do get the pops and clicks and surface noise and that’s not always a bad thing because it gives listeners a sense, almost unconsciously,” he said. “You’re listening to two things at once, the music that was recorded and you’re listening to the record itself.” Assistant Librarian Coordinator Nico Carver said he thinks the main reason vinyl is increasing in popularity is because people want something to collect. “The percentage of people who are true audiophiles and are really doing it because they want hi-fi music has probably stayed consistent,” Carver said. “Those people are always out there, but there aren’t more of them necessarily.” He said new vinyl albums do not have the same qualities of those recorded before the digital age because recent albums are digitally recorded

and pressed to the record. Carver said that what most consumers don’t realize is that the “warmth” they identify with vinyl records is only found in older analog albums produced before modern technology. According to Moore, the benefits of owning vinyl records come with the responsibility of maintaining them. He said taking care of vinyl requires more care than a CD because he has to clean out the record’s grooves and periodically replace the turntable’s needles. Rugenstein said he recommends keeping vinyl in the case in order to avoid dust because particles can scratch the surface, and records should be stored to protect from extreme temperatures that can cause its shape to warp. Even with the increase in sales, vinyl records still only account for 1.5 percent of the music industry’s earnings, according to Billboard Magazine. Suisman said the digital age poses a real threat to physical forms of music. He said there is a possibility that vinyl and other physical formats could disappear in the future, though the change could take many years. “One of the crucial things is that music is so complicated and rich and people do experience it in so many ways, on so many levels,” he said. “Music is something you see. It’s a visual experience, it’s a social experience.” Moore said he hopes that vinyl stays popular so he can pass his collection on to his grandchildren, as he inherited from his grandmother. “I’d like to think vinyl will never die,” he said. “If you have a passion for something, you’ll want to show others and that will carry on.”


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Prof. says political satire shows provide more skeptical view than journalists, lack information depth BY GILLIAN MORLEY Staff Reporter

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Delaware expects up to 30,000 absentee ballot requests statewide.

Student absentee ballot completion varies by state slant BY SKYLER GOLDMAN Staff Reporter

Sophomore and New York resident Kevin Costa said he knows many out-of-state students who are filling out absentee ballots. He said he believes student interest depends on their state’s position in the election. “One of my friends from Virginia filled out an absentee ballot because Virginia is more likely to swing in this election than states like Delaware or New York, so voting counts even more than ever there,” Costa said. Matthew Keeler, the deputy press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of State, said as of Oct. 4, 130,666 Pennsylvania residents have filed an absentee ballot. He said 63,466 were Democratic, while 53,825 were Republican and 13,375 were other. He said he does not believe this is a low number. “Based on the time frame, the deadlines give ample time to request a ballot,” Keeler said. According to each state’s website, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey voters must return their absentee ballots to their county’s board of election by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election. Maryland voters must send their ballots on or before Election Day to their local board of elections, according to the state’s board of election’s website. Costa said he chose to fill out an absentee ballot because he wants his voice to be heard. He also said he believes presidential elections are worth the effort of filling out the form, even if the process takes time out of his already busy schedule. Ralph Begleiter, a communication professor and the director of the Center for Political Communication, said he does not think it is likely that young voters will be as enthusiastic for this election as they were during the 2008 election. “In 2008, you didn’t have an incumbent president and young people were thinking this is an opportunity to make a change,” Begleiter said. “And, of course, you had the potential of the historic

opportunity of electing the first black president.” Begleiter said many collegeaged citizens were voting in 2008 because the election set a precedent never seen before. He said he believes this election’s lack of controversy will provide less of an incentive for students to vote. Sophomore Jake Goldsmith, the treasurer of College Independents, said he did not want to go through the hassle of filling out an absentee ballot. Goldsmith, a New York resident, said his state’s liberal position makes him believe his vote is not relevant to the general election. “My understanding is that absentee ballots are only used if the vote’s close enough that the absentee ballots can make a difference, and the odds of that happening in New York are very slim, so it hardly seemed worth the trouble,” Goldsmith said. Delaware State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove said she anticipates up to 30,000 absentee ballot requests statewide for the upcoming election. She said when the office in Delaware receives an absentee ballot request, they usually file it that day. Manlove said she is unsure whether or not voter turnout would be as high as it was in 2008. Although this election does not have as much of a dramatic appeal as the last, she said she believes people are still very interested in the results. “This is a pretty hot race, so it could be close,” Manlove said. Begleiter said the Center for Political Communication is organizing a “Get Out The Vote” campaign. He said members of the organization will wear shirts that say, “Do it in a booth,” and, “Watch your vote count at election central.” Begleiter said he hopes the shirts will be appealing enough for students to wear them around campus. “Voting is probably one of the most important rights you have,” Begleiter said. “Like a lot of other habits, like brushing your teeth or putting on your seat belt, if you start with a good habit then you’re going to keep it up.”

Communication professor Paul Brewer said he thinks the reason people laugh at politically-based sketch shows such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” is because politics is a “shared cultural experience.” “I think comedians provide useful and informative criticism,” Brewer said. “I think sometimes comedy can say things that more traditional outlets can’t say.” Political satire provides a more skeptical view on politics than journalists do, but doesn’t give the depth of information news shows would, Brewer said. He said that does not mean fans of political comedy are less informed than those who stick to more traditional news media. The evidence he has seen suggests that people who watch political satire actually follow news more than those who don’t. Communication professor Dannagal Young, whose research focuses on political humor, stated in an email message that she thinks political satires are beneficial for democracy.

“Colbert and Stewart attract young, politically interested viewers and often result in increased political discussion, participation and knowledge among those audiences,” Young said. Senior Tyler Papineau, of the university’s Student Television Network comedy series “The Biweekly Show,” said he thinks balance is important for comedians in order to not show any bias, especially with politics. “If we did our show and made fun of Romney and not Obama, it implies we are pro-Obama and pro-Democrat,” Papineau said. Junior Nick Schug, a member of the comedy group The Rubber Chickens, said his group stays away from political comedy, but it does have an impact on the way he and other students think. “It doesn’t make it this big, insurmountable, epic thing that is politics and all about these noble men fighting each other,” Schug said. “It shows you the seams sometimes.” Freshman Paul Schochet said he will be voting in this election for the first time and “The Daily Show” has influenced his decision.

“’The Daily Show’ is my favorite show because it is funny how Jon Stewart always picks out real clips of the politicians and news anchors when they are at their worst,” Schochet said. However, Brewer said the line between journalist and entertainer can be blurred, as shown by the recent debate between Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly. He said while Stewart is a comedian and O’Reilly is a talk show host, both of their shows serve as entertainment. According to Brewer, political comedy on television is funny and informative, but some of the funniest content he has seen was from online sources which allows for more “ground up” political humor. He said with social media and YouTube becoming increasingly popular, it makes sense that people would use it as a platform to comment on politics. College Humor’s “Mitt Romney Style,” one of many satirical videos online and a parody of the popular song “Gangnam Style,” has more than 700,000 likes on Facebook. The video addresses the public image issues Romney has faced recently, Brewer said.

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“Saturday Night Live,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Daily Show” provide a satirical view of politics.

Burmeister: ‘In her mind, ‘Things will always work out’ and, thanks to her untiring efforts, they usually did’ Continued from page 1 “She has been an integral part of our CHEM-103/104 instructional program ever since,” Burmeister said. He said her passing has created a huge void in the department, but in many ways Kramer was more of a daughter than a colleague to him. The instructor is survived by her husband Geoff, three grown

children, Kirsten, Jennifer and Kurt and roughly 800 CHEM103/104 students. Burmeister said Kramer and her husband shared a passion for hiking, especially in the Rocky Mountains. Interim Provost Nancy Brickhouse stated in an email message that Kramer will be greatly missed. “Her impact teaching chemistry to thousands of students over more than 25 years is

immeasurable,” said Brickhouse. She said the university extends it’s deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and students of intrustor Kramer. Kramer never seemed to be discouraged and was never daunted by any problem she faced, according to Burmeister. “In her mind, ‘Things will always work out’ and, thanks to her untiring efforts, they usually did,” he said.


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Free online program, Canvas, test-drived to potentially replace Sakai at univ. BY JACQUELINE MARTINEZ Staff Reporter

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President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez was re-elected for his third term last Sunday.

Hugo Chávez re-elected BY CAITLIN MOON Staff Reporter

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez’s re-election last Sunday has sparked debate amongst those knowledgeable about his presidency, while those who are uninformed remain unaware of the country’s political situation. According to political science and international relations professor Julio Carrión, Hugo Chávez has been the president of Venezuela since 1998. He said in 1999, Chávez enacted a modified constitution, which allowed him to run for a second presidential term. Chávez was reelected in 2000 under the terms of the new constitution and again in 2006, he said. “This is his third election, and, because of a constitutional reform he pushed for in 2009, he can run for reelection as many times as he pleases,” Carrión said. “There are no presidential term limits in Venezuela, but Chávez is ill with cancer, and there is a good chance that he will die in office.” He said he considers Venezuela a prosperous country with a stable democracy since the return of civilian rule in 1958. However, the government’s mismanagement of the economy and a political system unresponsive to the needs of the poor in the 1990’s produced widespread political discontent, according to Carrión. He said this dissatisfaction paved the way for Chávez, who ran for election in 1998 on a platform of radical political change. Junior Doug Kenny said he thinks the Venezuelan people like Chávez because they keep reelecting him, although he is not sure if the election is valid because he thinks of him as a dictator. “I think 60 percent of the population voted yes for him, as opposed to 40 percent for the other guy,” Kenny said. He said he thinks Chávez has done both good and bad things for Venezuela during his presidency, but as far as his personality, Kenny said he thinks other countries don’t see Chávez in a very good light. Carrión said the president’s re-election means more years of authoritarian rule and economic turmoil for Venezuela. He said he believes Chávez is dilapidating Venezuela’s oil resources in order to buy votes, something that could prove to be detrimental for the international economy.

According to Carrión, rulers like Chávez maintain their authority because effective checks and balances do not exist. However, he said they remain competitive because they have to adhere to some formalities, such as elections, to retain international legitimacy. His reelection means a setback of democracy in the region, he said. Senior political science major Matthew Casale said he has mixed feelings about Chávez’s presidency. “Personally, he makes me a little bit nervous,” Casale said. “I wouldn’t characterize him as an enemy, but he could potentially be disruptive to the United States and what we do around the world.” Sophomore international relations major Kirsten Mathisen said she is mostly uninformed on the political state of Venezuela. However, she said she feels the majority of Americans are ignorant of other countries’ government systems as well. “I know absolutely nothing about the election in Venezuela, but I probably should,” Mathisen said. “We think that governments in other countries don’t apply to us. We don’t care about other people’s elections.” Kenny said he doesn’t think Americans care a lot about their own presidential elections, so they wouldn’t care about those of other countries. He said it’s important for Americans to broaden their political knowledge so they can understand the reactions people from other counties have to the decisions the U.S. government makes. Carrión said Chávez’s example may begin a chain reaction for presidents of other Latin American countries. He said he worries rulers such as Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Cristina Kirchner of Argentina will alter their countries’ constitutions in order to run for a third term or dissolve term limits indefinitely. “The country is deeply divided between pro and anti-Chávez forces,” Carrión said. “The most recent election showed that despite the harassment and the control of the media, the opposition mounted a highly credible bid for the presidency.” Chávez’s re-election means a continuation of the same political and economic situation that Venezuela has endured since his first coming to power in 1998 , he said. Carrión said although Chávez won, he hopes his presidency will end with the next election. “The return of democracy will take a few more years,” Carrión said.

More than 30 professors and 1,200 students are test-driving an alternative to Sakai, called Canvas, this semester, according to Internet Technology project leader Mathieu Plourde. The university has used Sakai for more than four years, but Plourde said he thinks the program shows its age. He said it is much easier for professors to record lectures for students to watch outside of the classroom with Canvas, giving students more of an opportunity to spend class time leading discussions. “Students will mostly do knowledge acquisition while they are outside of class, and they come to class prepared,” Plourde said. Canvas, unlike Sakai, offers mobile support, including an iPad and iPhone application. All modern browsers such as Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer support the new program. Education professor Bud Clark is trying out Canvas for his classes and he said he is pleased with the website’s functionality, in which social media plays a large role. “Canvas delivers content in ways similar to other web applications students use every day,” Clark

said. “[It] provides mobile views. There are Facebook, Twitter and text options to keep you abreast of what’s happening.” He said he thinks the pilot has been successful, especially for online and hybrid courses. Senior Kevin Colodner said he has had only good experiences with Sakai in the past and thinks changing to Canvas would cause confusion among students and professors. “I think that if the program was changed to something new, students probably wouldn’t like it because everyone is used to Sakai, and that’s what we know,” Colodner said. According to Plourde, the university is not forcing professors to switch to Canvas. The school offers the second learning management system as an option for faculty members. Art professor Jon Cox said he thinks the university should give professors more options for their Internet component of their courses. “I don’t think that the university should eliminate Sakai altogether,” Cox said. “I think it is good for faculty to have choices depending on their needs.” Freshman Katherine Sneddon said she thinks Sakai is useful for students but only when professors use it correctly.

“I think Sakai is pretty good because it keeps everything in one place,” Sneddon said. “Sometimes it gets annoying if teachers don’t know how to use it.” Education professor Fred Hofstetter has taught several courses using Canvas. He said he wanted to listen to the experts when deciding whether to use it in place of Sakai. “I trusted [the IT department’s] recommendation that Canvas was worth looking into,” Hofstetter said. “I am happy to report that I was not disappointed.” However, he said he was dissatisfied with Canvas’ lack of a built-in blogging function, a feature he has taken advantage of on Sakai. Junior Chelsea Ganc currently takes a multimedia literacy course taught by Hofstetter in which she uses Canvas. She said she thinks the university should implement the program in all courses because it helps students interact with each other and allows professors to spend class time teaching in-depth lessons. “At first, Canvas was tricky because it was unfamiliar,” Ganc said. “But after exploring and clicking on all of the tabs, I was in love with new program. If it came down to Canvas or Sakai, one or the other, I would certainly choose Canvas.”

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Students have mixed feelings about switching to Canvas from Sakai, an online program for both professors and students that has been used by the university for more than four years.

Bryda: ‘We’re still looking, but obviously we’ve moved on from the search and rescue phase’ Continued from page 1 He said he hopes the reward will encourage people to come forward with information on Dohm’s location. “We’re still looking, but obviously we’ve moved on from the search and rescue phase,”

Bryda said. He said the investigation initially lead to an extensive search of White Clay Creek State Park, where officers and volunteers looked for Dohms using dogs. According to Bryda, officers also went on horseback and on foot in efforts to locate the

missing professor. He said the investigation is still primarily focused in Delaware and the department has continued distributing press releases and alerts to continue public awareness about Dohm’s disappearance.


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Business reps. talk shareholdings, communication BY BO BARTLEY

Administrative News Editor

Factions within the corporate world are often at odds about communication between directors and shareholders, according to the director of the Center for Corporate Governance. Experts met on Thursday in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts for a panel discussion on what companies do when it comes to the controversial subject. The guests included representatives from Fortune 500 companies Apache and Chesapeake Energy, investment firms responsible for hundreds of billions of dollars, such as Vanguard and T. Rowe Price, and members of the corporate legal community, including Delaware Supreme Court Justice Henry Ridgely. Charles Elson, the center’s director, moderated the event as a part of his “Seminar in Corporate Governance” class. He said the talk had a turnout of about 140 people, a mark he said he was proud of. “That was quite an audience,” Elson said. “You had lawyers from all over the country, investment proxy solicitors and investment firm representatives. You had company corporate governance officers from several of the largest companies in the country. Prudential, Goldman

Sachs, Campbell’s Soup—they were all there.” Most of the experts agreed that director and shareholder interaction is necessary at some level. The difference between many of the participants existed in their idea of how much communication was necessary. Deborah Gilshan, corporate governance counsel for Railpen Investments, said directors should be willing to talk to shareholders. She said companies have been slow to open up, but that is changing. “I feel there’s a real shift in sentiment towards an appetite for this sort of direct dialogue between shareholders and investors,” Gilshan said. “We welcome it.” Donna Anderson, vice president and corporate governance specialist at T. Rowe Price, said sometimes director meetings at her company do more harm than good. “It’s all over the map,” Anderson said. “Everything from, ‘We really want to hear you, we want to listen, we want to hear what you have to say.’ And then they arrive in our office with a 17page PowerPoint and plop that down in front of us and talk for the next 90 minutes.” She said the colleagues have mixed feelings about the meetings, but she does not see a good return on investment in them.

Senior Kehinde Lapite, a business and economics major, said he expected the event to broach a controversial issue, and it did not disappoint. He said the issue has been a topic of discussion in the past, and he expects that companies and shareholders may never reach an agreement. “It’s all about finding a balance,” Lapite said. “But, clearly there really isn’t a balance. It all depends on individual companies, individual decisions and individual shareholders.” He said directors and shareholders typically don’t have much to discuss during meetings. Shareholders are often concerned with the immediate future of the company, while directors focus on long term plans for the company. Senior business and economics major Michael O’Donovan said he was impressed by the lengths the representative from Apache said her directors go to ensure that shareholders are pleased. He said the energy company goes “above and beyond” the usual conduct of corporations. O’Donovan said he has attended talks held by the Center before and this was one of the most interesting. He said the guest list was a big draw for him and the speakers were privy to knowledge about how the most successful companies in the country work. “Sarah Teslik [from Apache] also said 11 to 14 years was the time

that a company remains in the S&P 500,” O’Donovan said. “[That] is kind of interesting, because if you jump to the S&P 500 you’re one

of the top companies, but you only last for a decade and a half at most. That’s kind of showing long term, that that’s nothing.”

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Representatives from Fortune 500 companies Apache and Chesapeake Energy, other directors and shareholders met for a panel discussion on Thursday in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.

Solar panels generate eco-friendly energy at univ. BY MATT BUTLER Staff Reporter

In the 2010-2011 academic year, the university spent $28.8 million on energy consumption, including $21 million on electricity alone, according to the Facilities and Auxiliary Services website. Anne Marie Crossan, the assistant director of Operations and Energy, stated in an email that the university is saving money on energy by hosting solar panels. Crossan said the panels are located at the Field House, Clayton Hall and 461 Wyoming Rd. She said if future panels were to be added or built, they

would have to be assessed on a case-bycase basis. “Plans would have to be evaluated to determine if it is cost-effective,” Crossan said. Solar power is electricity generated by harnessing the energy of the sun, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Solar panels are often used to convert sunlight into energy, though they are not standard issue as of yet. Crossman said the solar panels on campus currently are not owned or operated by the university because they are part of a Power Purchase Agreement. According to Crossan, the university hosts the solar panels which

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The university’s solar panels are located at the Field House.

were installed by Standard Solar, a solar electric installation and developer, and developed by Perpetual Energy Systems LLC, a company the distributes and finances energy systems. The two companies own and operate the solar panels, and the university purchases the solar energy that is produced. On the Facilities and Auxiliary Services website, there is a section that tracks how much solar energy is being produced by each building each hour. Yesterday, the Field House produced 36.6 kilowatts of energy by 12 p.m. According to Steven Hegedus, an expert in the Institute of Energy Conversion, solar panels will be one of the great markets in the future, and the university could lead the charge on research into solar panel energy. “Something that a lot of people don’t realize is that the Institute of Energy Conversion at the University of Delaware is the world’s oldest solar energy lab, and we are one of the leaders in the country in doing solar energy research,” Hegedus said. The world’s first solar house was built on campus in 1972 in the building that currently houses the university emergency care unit garage on South Chapel Street, he said. Ismat Shah, a physics and materials science professor, said solar panels have become less popular in the past few years. He said one reason is that factories and companies are going out of business, including one of the biggest in the world, SunPower, located in the Philippines. This could be attributed to the high cost of running solar power. Shah said he installed solar panels on his roof in 2009. His television, refrigerator and lights all run on solar cell power. “The most important thing for me is that I teach about renewable energy,” Shah said. “Now, with these panels on my house, I don’t feel like a hypocrite.” He said the panels produce more

energy than his home needs, so he gives the energy back to the city, which offsets his gas bill. The system on his house cost $40,000, Shah said. He received $20,000 from the state and federal government for having the solar cells installed and helping the environment. Shah estimates that it will take approximately seven and a half years to make the remaining $20,000 back, which is a gain of about $2,700 per year. He said solar cells in Delaware cost about $2.00 per kilowatt-hour, as opposed to $0.17 per kilowatt-hour for electricity. “If somebody is paying 17-cents for their energy, why would they buy something that expensive?” Shah said. “It works for us because we got [a] subsidy from the state and the federal government, so it was a good deal. We need to have more programs like that, so we can induce people to buy more solar panels.” The Shah’s can also make money by selling their carbon credits, or the allowances they have for carbon emissions which they no longer need, to the DuPont chemical companies. Shah said solar cells are also very low maintenance and are guaranteed to work for 22 years. He said the solar panels are useful because they do not emit carbon dioxide and keep his roof cool in the summer, so he does not use the air conditioning as much. Freshman Joe Lopes said he thinks solar energy can benefit not only the environment, but also the university. He said if it’s cost-effective, he would like to see more solar panels on campus. If people continue to use solar panels and work with them they will become more efficient for more widespread use, he said. “It’s not perfectly efficient yet, but I think in time if we keep using them we can get to a point where it will become

cost-effective,” Lopes said. Another way the university is contributing to green energy is through the green roof, which is located on Colburn Laboratory, according to Chad Nelson, a landscape design professor. He said the green roof, which was built in 2010, is about 4,000 square feet, including 2,400 square feet of planted modules. He said he has noticed that it serves as an insulator, which saves energy. “It cools the building underneath it, and this summer it saved a comparable amount of energy to a 2,000 square foot house’s electrical needs each month,” Nelson said. According to Nelson, the plants also contribute to improving water quality because they absorb water, which gets recycled into the atmosphere, rather than going into drains and becoming polluted. The plants also protect the roof, by keeping it at an average temperature and collecting water, which extends its lifespan. If the university could completely convert to solar energy, not only would it be beneficial financially, but the university would be viewed as being on the cutting edge of technology, Shah said. “As we know, the oil will run out, the coal will run out, all of the fossil fuels will eventually run out, and then solar cell is one of the only options,” he said. “Solar energy will certainly be the biggest energy contributor in the future. So, if it’s not popular now, it will be.” Solar energy is not just a financial cost, but also an investment in the future of our world, according to Shah. When considering the way the environment is treated now directly affects the quality of life for the next generation, the price seems much more reasonable, Shah said.


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Phi Psi reinstated at university BY BEN COOPER

Student Affairs News Desk Editor

THE REVIEW/Mary-Kathryn Kotocavage

Fruits, vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds and tea bags are among the easiest things to compost.

Dining Services adopts composting BY KRISTYN DALY Staff Reporter

According to Marketing Director of Dining Services Ilex Pounders, university dining halls have composted roughly 45,000 pounds of leftover food since they began composting early last year in order to be more environmentally friendly. Pounders stated in an email message that along with recycling their frying oil and offering napkins made from 100 percent recycled materials around campus, the university is able to reduce their food waste by the implementation and enforcement of their composting strategy. He said Dining Services is committed to protecting the environment and the organization will participate in a two-month long contest called RecycleMania in the spring, a competition between universities to see which one can reduce and recycle the most. Schools submit data to the RecycleMania organization, which ranks them based upon their “greenness.” Pounders said Dining Services uses compostable trash bags lined with BioTuf compostable materials, which ensure the food scraps maintain all of their valuable chemicals later absorbed by the soil. “Once they are picked up by the vendor, they are transported to a location where they are disposed of properly and allowed to become true composting,” Pounders said. Junior Renah Scudlark, vice president of Students for the Environment, said she believes the school can continue to make a major impact on the environment by composting because so many students eat in the dining halls. Scudlark and her family compost their leftover food scraps, which they use for soil in their garden. By mixing lettuce leaves, cornhusks, fruit peels and other produce scraps with dirt, their food waste decomposes and releases nutrients into the soil. “It’s good for the environment, and I really care about the environment,” Scudlark said. “It’s like asking why would you recycle? Just because it’s the right thing to do.” Junior Megan Mauger, an environmental science major, said she worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado this past summer and lived in government housing with

environmentally-conscious people. In attempts to reduce their food waste, her roommates and she composted their scraps. Mauger said she personally composts to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills. “When you’re eating healthy, a large amount of your food waste can be composted,” Mauger said. “It’s really a lot easier to do than people think.” She said fruits, vegetables, eggshells, coffee grounds and tea bags are among the easiest things to decompose. Like Scudlark, Mauger said she thinks composting on a large scale, such as in the dining halls, is helpful in reducing waste. Catherine Manner, a sophomore environmental science major, said she thinks it is impossible to compost while living in a residence hall. She said she believes it is not popular amongst students because people do not know enough about it and its benefits. With so many people eating in dining halls, Manner said it is important for the university to compost so they can set a good example. Manner said Dining Services was already doing a good job of making the campus greener by using plastic dishes, but she wants proof they are composting and recycling properly. “I guess you don’t really know what happens behind the scenes,” Manner said. “They should figure out some way to prove that they are actually doing what they say they are doing.” Freshman Juli Emory said she also believes the dining hall’s initiative will positively affect the environment. She said she has never seen a receptacle for compost near the dining halls before, so she is unsure if the dining halls are actually recycling because students do not see their food after they place it on a conveyor belt. She said she thinks Dining Services should involve students in making an impact by putting recycling bins and trash cans throughout the dining halls. “If we had the opportunity to do it ourselves maybe more would get done, whether it be recycling or composting,” Emory said. Scudlark said she wants to see the dining halls strengthen their composting and recycling programs by educating students about them and their benefits. “It’s all about education,” Scudlark said. “People who don’t know don’t care.”

A group of students are working to reinstate the fraternity Phi Kappa Psi after a 20-year hiatus. Adam Cantley, the assistant director of fraternity and sorority life, stated in an email message that the Phi Kappa Psi chapter at the university was founded in 1985. The national organization closed it in 1992 because members did not meet their financial obligations, he said. “Once a chapter is no longer recognized by their national organization, they cannot be recognized by the University of Delaware,” Cantley said. Sophomore Billy Cohen is one of the co-founders working to bring the fraternity back to campus. He said he and other members plan to make the new chapter different from other existing fraternities by working together to personalize the group’s image. Cohen said his goal is that the fraternity brothers will be involved in the local area. “I hope that we’ll be able to work a lot with the community and offer just a well-rounded frat,” Cohen said. The group is not officially taking pledges yet but is trying to recruit new members through social media and meet-and-greets at local restaurants, Cohen said. He said recruiting started off slowly, but recently, there has been increased interest from students. More than 30 members have committed to the fraternity, Cohen said. Cantley said he has been in contact with the national Phi Kappa Psi organization since last spring and has been working with them since. The national organization plays the biggest role in bringing a new chapter to the university,

he said. “A student cannot start an organization that will be recognized without university support and the support of a national organization,” Cantley said. “We usually have one or two requests each year from individual students, but without the support of a national organization it doesn’t go very far.” The process of beginning a new chapter is a difficult task, Cantley said. Sophomore Timothy Bonk, a co-founder of Phi Psi, said the university officials, including Cantley, are fully supporting the project. He said he and other founders are also working with two representatives from the national organization during the early stages of recruitment. The organization sent the representatives to live in Newark for the next five weeks, Bonk said. “It’s all pretty new still,” Bonk said. “But right now they’re helping us learn how to get the word out and just get a feel of how to set up informal rush events, so that when they’re gone we can handle it ourselves.” He said the initial members recruited this semester will not be considered pledges, but rather a founders group. This offers further incentive for students to join because they will be able to skip the pledging process and also be remembered as a pioneer of the university’s Phi Psi chapter, Bonk said. “The biggest reason to join this fraternity over others is the ability to come back in 10 to 15 years and be able to say you helped create what the fraternity has become,” he said. The founders of the new chapter have not started fundraising for things such as events, speakers and trips, but Bonk said they have monetary support from the national

Phi Psi organization. “As of now they’re happy to give us any money we want,” Bonk said. “They see it as an investment. They’re really trying to get this started up.” Although still in the early stages of recruitment, Bonk said he is optimistic about the future of Phi Psi at the university. He said he thinks being a new fraternity helps their chances of recruiting new members. Sophomore and founding member Kyle Joseph said since the group started planning last year, they have been increasingly picking up momentum around campus. The reason he wanted to join is because he likes how the chapter has not established a specific direction they want to move in. “Instead of pledging [another] fraternity, we can kind of mold our own values as opposed to conforming to someone else’s ideas,” Joseph said. Cohen said he wants the members of the fraternity to be well-rounded and looks forward to them getting involved with community service. “We want a group of quality kids who want to make the school a better place,” Cohen said. Joseph said he does not want the chapter to fall into the same stereotypes as other fraternities and wants the chapter to be a more comfortable environment for students to be active in Greek life. Bonk also said he although it is challenging to found a fraternity, it is definitely worth the effort. “It’s kinda like a whole new experiment,” Bonk said. “It’s going to be a lot harder, there’s going to be a lot more work involved but you get to say you are an actual founder of Phi Kappa Psi.”

Jackson: ‘Ryan was very articulate, and he was able to express the plans of the ticket’ Continued from page 1 “Ryan was talking too fast and repeating a lot,” Vlach said. “He made good points and pulled out interesting statistics, but he was just hard to follow.” Gentile said although he thought Biden did well, his facial expressions and interruptions came off as unprofessional. Biden also seemed to falter in terms of details, Pika said. He said he seemed to stumble about specific figures and confused the words “millions” and “billions” a couple of times, but it was not an issue of concern. Political science graduate student Zachary Jackson was among the viewers who thought Ryan did better than Biden on Thursday. “Ryan is very articulate, and he was able to express the plans of the ticket,” Jackson said. “He may not have been as charismatic, but Biden was just extremely hostile and extremely aggressive. He did very poorly I think.” Pika said he thought Biden

answered the moderator’s questions better than Ryan did, however. Biden was able to give more concrete plans, such as his tax plan, than Ryan. “Biden was able to nail down Ryan on the tax issues,” Pika said. He said the questions that Raddatz asked were helpful in bringing certain issues to light. Vlach said Raddatz moderated the debate better than Jim Lehrer, the moderator of the Presidential debate, who he said “acted liked a doormat.” Since the debate took place with the debaters sitting at the same table as the moderator, Pika said it was easier for Raddatz to be more assertive. Gender could have also played a role, he said. “It may have made a difference that the moderator was a woman, and they were being more polite in how they dealt with her, which was not the case in the presidential debate,” Pika said. Pika said he is skeptical whether Biden’s performance is able to swing voters because vicepresidential debates have little

impact come Election Day. Over the last 25 to 30 years, he said some presidential candidates have chosen vicepresidential running mates that were not qualified to be president under the vent that they had to do so, Pika said. Other times, there have been presidential candidates who have picked vice presidential candidates who have seemed even more qualified than their running mates. Neither have had an impact on voters in the elections though, Pika said. “We know that the vicepresidential candidates don’t have much of an impact on the election,” he said. “Therefore, the debate probably doesn’t either.” However, Pike said since the consensus is that Obama did poorly in the first debate, Biden’s performance on Thursday could have made a difference in the Democratic campaign. “This might have been able to get the Democratic campaign back on track,” Pika said.


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Doctor visits plummet as Americans crowd emergency rooms Smith: ‘We see many patients that could go to their family physicians, but because the times are inconvenient for the parents, they end up coming here’ BY LAUREN PRICE Staff Reporter

Coutresy of Daniel Grim

There are currently two university connections to the Internet, each with one gigabit per second capability.

Univ. information technology specialists look to expand network BY NICK LA MASTRA Assistant News Editor

Because many students use the Internet throughout the day, Information Technology specialists are looking into expanding the university’s network capacity to accommodate the demand. Daniel Grim, chief technology officer at the university’s IT department, stated in an email message there are currently two connections to the Internet, each with a one gigabit per second capability. “We plan over the next several months to upgrade to three Internet service providers, each with a 10 gigabit [per] second capability,” Grim said. He said a couple of years ago, the servers that run PeopleSoft, a software that gathers, analyzes and reports on organizational data, were upgraded and have recently been upgraded to the latest software version. Grim said the upgrades improve the software’s response times, but it is still not as good as the IT department would like. He said the most computeintensive process for the network is schedule registration, but IT workers have attempted to increase the Internet’s speed during that period. Freshman Travis Sauer said he visits the websites Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit and Tumblr the most throughout the week and has noticed the Internet in his residence hall is fast but not always reliable. “The Internet in Harrington [Residence Hall] is pretty fast when it

works,” Sauer said. “Sometimes my computer just won’t connect to the internet.” Grim said although information regarding the most popular websites

“I’m on the Internet everyday on campus [...] everything I do is on the Internet nowadays.” -Senior, B.J. Hockman among students is not available, traffic patterns during the evenings may indicate what is happening. The IT department sees large amount of traffic in the evenings, which he said might suggest that sites like Netflix are in use. Senior B.J. Hockman said the Internet plays a significant role in his daily life. “I’m on the Internet everyday on campus, probably four or five hours a

day,” Hockman said. “Everything I do is on the Internet nowadays.” Senior Chelsea Trottier said she divides her time online between academic uses and social media websites like Facebook. “I use the Internet all the time, every day, 50 percent of the time is for academics,” Trottier said. Karl Hassler, an IT in systems security, stated in an email message that in addition to periods of high traffic, the department tracks many copyright infringement cases. Hassler said between the period of Sept. 1, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2012, there were 1,198 alleged incidents of distributing copyrighted files on campus. However, he said the numbers are not uncommon and students who participate in the activity are directly contacted and reprimanded. “For the first incident, we notify the student, disable the network access and enroll them in an online copyright education course,” Hassler said. “Repeat incidents are referred to the Office of Student Conduct.” Grim said IT workers also receive Digital Millennium Copyright Act notices for infringing material. “In some instances, their system must be brought to IT for analysis and cleanup,” Grim said. Although the campus Internet can unpredictable at times, Hockman said he is happy with how it works. “The Internet here is faster than at my house, so I have no complaints,” Hockman said.

Doctor visits have been declining over the past 10 years, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released earlier this month. Joseph Siebold, director of Student Health Services, stated in an email message that he believes family practice doctors are experiencing a decline because of a rise in emergency room visits. “There has been an increase in patients seeking care in emergency rooms because over the years there has been a steady increase in patients who do not have health insurance, and therefore cannot afford to go to physician offices,” Siebold said. Because health insurance is a problem for some people, it can be a deciding factor in where they seek care, Siebold said. However, he said there has been an increase in visits to Student Health Services over the past 10 years. In the 2011-12 academic year there were 46,684 visits, an increase from the 39,961 visits during the 2002-03 school year, Siebold said. Joy Smith, a nurse at the Newark Emergency Center located on East Main Street, said she has seen an increase in patients over the years. The center is a 24/7 service and has doctors on hand at all times, she said. Smith said there are many people with health insurance who opt for the convenience of emergency medical clinics. “We see many patients that could go to their family physicians, but because the times are inconvenient for the parents, they just end up coming here,” Smith said. A walk-in clinic, like the one on Main Street, offers service for those without health insurance. At

the Newark Emergency Center, a normal visit without insurance costs approximately $125, Smith said. She said the center offers many features that a standard doctor’s office does not have on site, like X-rays and various medications, she said. They can also provide stitches, Smith said. This does not mean immediate care centers should be used as a replacement for doctor appointments year-round, according to Siebold. “It is really important that patients have a medical ‘home’ that partners with the patient, follows the patient and is familiar with each patient’s whole medical history and looks at preventive health care,” he said. Because emergency medical clinics do not make appointments, they cannot establish a history or hold records for their visitors, Smith said, which can lead to mistakes or slip-ups in noting preexisting conditions and allergies when treating patients. Sophomore Stephanie Rothman said it is important for doctors to know about their patients. “If you have a history with the doctor, then I believe they have a better grasp on the situation and are more useful in helping,” Rothman said. Freshman Chris Monaghan thinks the Internet plays a role in the decline of doctor visits because they can search for solutions to their problems online. Going to the office can also be inconvenient because of the drive and the long wait, all for a brief session with the actual doctor, he said. “I think that due to the Internet and over-the-counter drugs, it’s a lot easier for people to self-diagnose and treat common problems,” Monaghan said.


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Mental health organizations help students BY MELANY JUSTICE Staff Reporter

Alison Malmon, a University of Pennsylvania alumna, created an organization during her junior year to advocate for student mental health, in honor of her brother who committed suicide after suffering from depression and psychosis. She established Active Minds Inc. in 2003, and it has since spread to other campuses. Last week, the organization’s university chapter held events in Trabant University Center for Mental Illness Awareness Week in order to provide students with information on mental health. Seniors Hillary Porter and Lauren Tedeschi are the copresidents of the Active Minds chapter at the university. Tedeschi said they organized several events for Mental Illness Awareness Week, along with the club’s eight executive board members. She said the organization was brought back to campus this year after she and Porter received an email asking for group leaders.

“The email sparked our interest, but we really wanted to do it because we realized how much people need this on campus,” Tedeschi said. Porter said Active Minds gave out lollipops that each had a unique statistic in them, to promote awareness. She said on Oct. 10, in honor of National Day Without Stigma, the group hosted a “Stomp Out Stigma” event. According to Porter, the group gave students the opportunity to trace their footprint on a banner in support of eliminating the negative perception of mental illness. Porter said the group teamed up with Career Services and Mental Health of Delaware on Thursday to host National Depression Screening Day, and students were able to come to Trabant’s multi-purpose room to meet with certified counselors and undergo a depression screening. Junior Jessica Griffith said she stopped by the Active Minds kiosk in Trabant to support the organization and thought the club’s idea to put statistics on the candy wrappers was both innovative and

Titus: ‘There are guys who like fashion and girls that prefer engineering, and there’s nothing wrong with that’ Continued from page 1 According to women and gender studies professor Kathleen Turkel, the fields of math and science have been historically “gendered” as male. She said despite being the minority, women are enrolling in more science classes than in the past, and the students are succeeding. “We do have more women in modern day pursuing the math and sciences,” Turkel said. “I have friends who talk of female undergraduate and graduate engineering students who do excellent in their fields.” Caola said she does not agree with the discrimination by professors that study notes and said her professors have been nothing but supportive toward her both inside and outside of the classroom. Pelesko said the Association for Women in Mathematics recently opened a student chapter at the university in order to give support to female undergraduates in the major or with interest in the subject.

“We had a tremendous amount of female students show up, and it was a safe haven for people to come in and discuss math,” he said. “It showed me that there is a need for female students to have that sort of role model.” Caola said female science majors should not be discouraged by the results of the Yale study, especially when considering a major at the university. Sophomore exercise science major Josh Titus said he thinks his fellow female classmates study harder and get the better grades. He said he realizes the sciences have been traditionally male-orientated with fields such as engineering, but this notion exists in many other majors as well. “Yet you have guys who might be interested in fashion but are a minority in that field,” Titus said. “So yeah, there are guys who like fashion and girls that prefer engineering, and there’s nothing wrong with that.” Kelly Flynn contributed reporting to this article.

THE REVIEW/Mary-Kathryn Kotocavage

Programs on campus give information about how students suffering with mental health disorders can seek help. effective. She also said she hopes events like this will encourage students to ask for help when they are facing too much stress. “It’s good to always have someone to talk to,” Griffith said. “It reminds students to be responsible when it comes to stress.”

Tedeschi said the organization aims to bring the student body together and make mental illness a comfortable conversation topic. Active Minds is not only a club, but a tool aimed to help those in need on campus, she said. Porter said Active Minds aims to eliminate the stigma of

mental illness, raise awareness and provide resources for students. She said she hopes the events will help the organization achieve its educational goals. “When students become more educated, they are more conscious of people with disorders,” Porter said.


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Students enjoy weather

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Students said they feel test prep classes and books help by making them more comfortable with the types of questions and format they will encounter on test day.

Graduate school-bound students gauge importance of GRE scores BY ANDREA LUNA Staff Reporter

Senior psychology major Kristina Scutari said her busy schedule has prevented her from studying for the Graduate Record Examination, but she thinks her GPA should be strong enough to demonstrate to graduate schools that she cares about her schoolwork. “I don’t have the time to put into [the GRE], and it counts so much towards grad school,” Scutari said. According to education professor Robert Hampel, graduate schools use the GRE to test students on an equal base because colleges differ in many educational aspects across the country. “Just because someone earned an A or a B doesn’t tell you what they know,” Hampel said. “It can be revealing, but you cannot make huge assumptions based on a transcript alone.” Hampel said the GRE does not reveal other factors that can determine a student’s capability because traits such as motivation and self-discipline are hard to test for. He said he thinks the GRE is a fair examination of students’ knowledge as long as the test is used as one of several measures in the graduate application process. Scutari said she thinks experience and extracurricular activities should have a greater impact on a schools’ admission decision. She said she thinks graduate schools place too much emphasis on GRE scores. “A lot of the grad schools have a minimum requirement,” Scutari said. “If your score doesn’t meet that, they take your application off, which is really unfair.” Senior English major Ilana Schlesinger said graduate schools should know undergraduates have

a lot of responsibilities in addition to the GRE, like classes and graduate school applications. She said she is counting on her exam grade to help her get accepted. “My resume is good, but I hope that my GRE score will help me stand out,” Schlesinger said. Hampel said one of the benefits of the GRE is that the test is not tied to one particular curriculum, so the exam does not necessarily favor students from one major. Senior psychology major Leanne Keller said she does not think the exam shows admissions offices how smart an applicant is, but how hard they are willing to work. She thinks the exam’s creators try to generalize the questions.

“It can be revealing, but you cannot make huge assumptions based on a transcript alone.” -Education professor, Robert Hampel “I can’t think of anyone who would be at a disadvantage to it,” Keller said. According to Hampel, the exams are designed mostly to test students’ math and verbal skills. Schlesinger said she thinks the test favors students majoring

in math, a subject she said she has not studied in years and does not plan to study in her graduate career. However, she said being an English major did not help her prepare for the English section either. Scutari said she believes the GREs are easier for both math and English majors, but also felt unprepared for the math section of the exam. In addition to the exam’s content, some students were also unhappy about its cost. According to the Educational Testing Service, the exam costs $175 to take, and cost $160 last year. Schlesinger said she thinks the cost is unfair to students because going to college, going to graduate school and preparing for the GRE amounts to a lot of money. “The cost in general is ridiculous since [the GRE is] something that you have to take, not something you can miss,” she said. “They’re making us pay for something we don’t want.” Hampel said that the GRE is a nonprofit exam, and the Educational Testing Service tries to reinvest the money earned. “They are trying to make sure the test lives up to standards,” he said. “If they didn’t, their reputation would suffer.” Keller said GRE test preparation books have aided her in recalling test-taking strategies she has not seen in years. “The books have helped me,” she said. “It’s been four years since the SAT, so it’s helpful to get back into the test taking questions.” Hampel believes that test prep classes and books do help students by making them more comfortable with the types of questions and format. However, he said the preparation materials by themselves do not compensate for a mediocre education.

THE REVIEW/Bo Bartley

Freshman Oliver Peloso enjoys an October Sunday slipping and sliding across the Harrington Turf.

UDairy hosts fundraiser

THE REVIEW/Addison George

UDairy hosted a fundraiser on The North Green to raise money for an ice cream truck. The creamery hopes the implementation of a truck will connect more students across campus to the creamery.


October 16, 2012

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Political involvement entails making informed decisions With   the   presidential   election   approaching   on   Nov.   6,   students   are   surrounded   by   signs   and   reminders   to   vote.   For   a   university   community,   it   is   concerning   that   many   have   not   made  plans  to  mail  in  an  absentee   ballot   or   vote   in   the   first   place.   When   it   comes   to   politics,   aside   from   those   who   choose   to   study   the   subject   and   a   select   few,   many  18  to  24-­year-­olds  seem  to   have   a   general   apathetic   attitude   toward   the   upcoming   election.   Bottom   line:   people   get   sucked   up   in   surface-­level   issues   rather   than   more   complicated,   yet   important   issues   when   it   comes   to   the   presidential   election.   Nowadays,   students   look   forward   to   the   drinking   games   spinning   off   of   the   debate,   like   the   few   the   Huffington   Post   offers,   than   actually   taking   it   seriously.   An   increasing   number   of   students   overlook   their   political   surroundings   and   focus   on   the   editorialized   and   easily   digestible   aspects   of   the   news.   Some   people   are   more   aware   of   Romney’s   threat   to   cut   off   Big   Bird’s   funding   and   of   Obama’s   facial   expressions   during   the   debate   than   the   content.  

Furthermore,   some   members   of   our   generation   develop   their   political   opinions   solely   based   on  the  influence  of  their  parents,   disregarding  o utside  i nformation.   Also,   some   members   of   our   generation  do  not    follow  politics   because   the   campaign   focuses   on   fact-­checking   every   line   a   politician   says.   People   who   are   not   familiar   with   the   candidates’   political   platforms   may   have   a   difficult   time   catching   up   with   the   news.   Debates   have   turned   into   a   he-­said-­she-­said   competition,   making   it   difficult   for   newcomers   to   follow.   Students   need   to   be   more   aware   of   politics   outside   of   the   surface   level.   Political   involvement   entails   understanding   the   issues   at   hand   and   making   informed   decisions.   Above   all,   making   it   to   the   polls   is   a   very   simple   act,   yet   some   students   do   not   seem   concerned  to  make  arrangements   to  vote  in  this  upcoming  election.   Students   should   recognize   their   power   as   members   of   the   academic   elite   and   make   an   effort   to   follow   the   election.  

Canvas management system to be piloted

The university takes a positive step moving on from Sakai Starting   next   semester,   the   IT   Department   is   implementing   a   pilot   of   Canvas,   a   new   online   learning  management  system.  This   is   a   step   to   replace   Sakai.   With   Sakai   in   use   for   nearly   four   years   at   the   university,   it   is   time   for   a   change   for   students   and   faculty.   Accordingly,  Canvas  provides  more   social   media-­geared   applications,   such   as   Facebook,   Twitter   and   texting   to   connect   the   classroom.   &RXOG WKLV EH D VLJQL¿FDQW improvement   from   Sakai?   Take   this   familiar   setting:   It’s   11:55  p.m.  on  a  Sunday  night,  with   D¿YHPLQXWHGHDGOLQHDSSURDFKLQJ for   a   homework   submission.   Suddenly,  Sakai  refuses  to  cooperate   and   shuts   down.   The   university   needs   to   be   more   proactive   about   upgrading   its   platform.   Sakai   is   a   free   application,   which   inevitably   leads   to   many   technical   problems.   It  is  obvious  that  you  get  what  you   pay   for.   Students   and   professors   alike   constantly   complain   about   a   wide  range  of  issues  that  come  with   Sakai,  such  as  not  being  able  to  log   in,   faulty   forum   posts,   unreliable   blogs  and  so  forth.  Students’  grades   should  not  rely  on  a  glitchy  website.   Moreover,   many   professors  

are   unsure   of   how   to   use   Sakai   and   either   experience   technical   GLI¿FXOWLHV ZKHQ SRVWLQJ RQ LW or   choose   not   to   use   it   at   all.  This   can   get   confusing   for   a   student   ÀLSÀRSSLQJ LQ DQG RXW RI 6DNDL The   university   has   other   options,   such   as   Blackboard   and   Moodle,   which   have   been   proven   to   be   more   user-­friendly   and   reliable.   The  university  is  taking  a  proactive   step   in   experimenting   with   a   new   platform,   but   since   it   is   a   free   application,   it   is   natural   to   be   skeptical   about   its   performance. Regardless   of   any   program   the   university   uses,   there   will   be   technical   issues   that   follow.   No   application   is   perfect.   However,   some   work   better   than   others.  The   university  should  test  out  different   applications   and   get   student   and   professor   feedback   before   committing.  This  way,  more  people   can  be  happy  with  the  university’s   decision   and   have   a   more   positive   experience   using   the   technology.   Online   platforms   for   universities   are   used   to   make   grading   and   submitting   assignments   more   convenient.   They   should   not   be   a   stressful   experience.  

THE  REVIEW/Grace  Guillebeau

“We  just  believe  in  parties.�

Corrections: In  the  Oct.  9  issue,  the  page-­four  “This  Week  in  History�  fact  incorrectly  states  the  year  as  2989.  It  is  sup-­ posed  to  be  1987. In  the  Oct.  9  issue,  the  front  page  article  headlined  “Students  get  rashes,  UD’s  pesticide  use  questioned�  in-­ correctly  cites  pesticides,  when  it  should  read  herbicide.

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President Harker should be more visible at the univ. Robby Kay

Guest Columnist   The  president  should  be  more  involved  with   university   students   to   answer   questions   and   re-­ ceive  feedback.   Last  year  in  my  public  speaking  course,  we   ZHUHJLYHQDXQLTXHDVVLJQPHQW2XUÂżQDOJURXS project   was   to   improve   one   of   Delawareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   new   ÂżYH SLOODUV RI H[FHOOHQFH 6PDUW 0RQH\ (DVW Coast  Classic,  etc.).  The  assignment  made  me  a   bit  angry.  It  was  not  that  Delaware  does  not  en-­ compass  the  pillars  it  promotes,  because  it  does;Íž   Delaware  is  a  great  university.  It  is  also  a  univer-­ sity   that   I   believe   to   be   on   the   rise.  The   reason   it  made  me  angry  had  more  to  do  with  the  man   behind  the  curtain:  our  schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  president.   Who   is   Patrick   Harker?   I   asked   that   ques-­ WLRQWRVHQLRU'DQLHOOH2Âś&RQQHOO6KHUHSOLHGÂł, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  know.  I  mean,  I  know  who  he  is,  but  I  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   know  what  he  does.â&#x20AC;?  I  asked  the  question  to  at   OHDVWDGR]HQRWKHU8'VWXGHQWV0DQ\RIWKHP gave   similar   replies   as   to   whom   Patrick   Harker   is  until  I  added  his  title.  When  you  think  about  it,   how  would  they  know?   I   have   never   gone   to   another   university   so   I  cannot  speak  on  how  Harkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  presence  com-­ pares   to   others,   but   I   can   honestly   say   that   the  

only  two  times  I  have  seen  our  president  was  on   YouTube   in   a   video   with   the   menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   track   team   and   at   last   yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   graduation   ceremony.   In   my   four  years  here  on  campus,  I  have  not  seen  our   SUHVLGHQW RQFH ,WÂśV DV LI 0DUWLQ +DQGIRUG MXVW didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  put  Waldo  in  one  of  the  pages  as  a  practical   joke.     When   would   he   be  around?   W h a t   would   he   say?   Am   I   suggesting   that   Presi-­ dent   Hark-­ er   hold   a   town   m e e t i n g   for   stu-­ dents   once   a   week   where  peo-­ ple  can  ask   him   ques-­ tions   and   articulate   their   opinions   in   an   informal   setting?   Perhaps,   EXWPD\EHWKDWÂśVWRRPXFKWURXEOH0D\EHWKHUHÂśV a  better  way  in  which  he  could  connect  with  the   VWXGHQW SRSXODWLRQ 0D\EH ,ÂśP ZURQJ :KLOH I   did   not   have   a   chance   to   interview   the   entire   school,  I  think  it  is  troubling  that  students  feel  no  

connection  with  their  president  and  in  some  cases   are  not  even  aware  of  his  name  or  appearance.  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d   EHZLOOLQJWRJLYHWKHSUHVLGHQWWKHEHQHÂżWRIWKH doubt   though,   since   it   seems   there   is   a   laundry   list   of   things   done   around   school   that   leave   me   scratching  my  head.   For   one   thing,   the   amount   of   construction   o c c u r -­ ring   at   the   university   during   the   s e m e s t e r   is   over-­ whelming   to   many   s t u d e n t s .   Is   there   something   wrong  with   the   months   of   June,   July   and   August   to   have   con-­ s t r u c t i o n   done?   It   seems   like   it  is  easier  to  get  into  a  presidential  debate  without   credentials  than  to  make  it  to  Wilbur  Hall.  I  know   it   canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   take   that   long   to   replace   tiles   in   a   side-­ walk.  Construction  is  also  taking  place  on  south   FDPSXV QHDU WKH %RE &DUSHQWHU 6SRUWV &HQWHU DQG WKH VHHPLQJO\ QHYHUHQGLQJ (ONWRQ URDG

which  is  worse  off  now  than  it  was  four  years  ago.   Finally,   I   think   just   about   all   students   can   agree  this  university  has  to  be  in  line  for  a  new  li-­ EUDU\0RUULV/LEUDU\ZDVEXLOWLQDQGHYHQ with  the  renovations  done  less  than  20  years  ago,   LWVWLOOJLYHVRIIWKHFROGSHQLWHQWLDU\YLEH6LPSO\ put:  it  is  dated.  There  is  virtually  no  natural  light,   WKHUHLVQRDWULXPDUHD GRQÂśWJLYHPH%OHHFNHU 6WUHHW DQGWKHOLEUDU\LVRQHRIWKHPRVWGUHDGHG places  on  campus.  I  understand  part  of  that  notion   is  centered  on  the  dreary  thought  of  having  to  do   work,  but  the  library  does  not  have  to  be  so  unin-­ viting  in  appearance.  It  could  be  a  cornerstone  for   this  university  with  such  a  prime  location  on  the   Green.   All  in  all,  I  know  some  of  these  things  are   out  of  the  presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  control.  As  a  senior,  all  Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m   really  asking  for  is  a  little  accountability  and  com-­ munication.  Is  Delaware  improving?  Absolutely.   But  could  it  be  better?  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  no  question    that   it  can.  I  am  just  one  person,  and  these  are  some   RIWKHWKLQJVWKDWEXJPH,ÂśPVXUHRWKHU SHRSOHKDYHRSLQLRQVWKDWWKH\ÂśGOLNHWRH[SUHVV that  would  help  take  this  university  into  the  elite   class  it  seeks  to  be  a  part  of.  I  have  no  doubt  we   will  eventually  get  to  that  point.  I  just  hope  it  is   sooner  rather  than  later. Robby  Kay  is  a  guest  columnist  for  The   Review.  His  viewpoints  do  not  necessarily   represent  those  of  the  Review  staff.  Please   send  comments  to  robkay@udel.edu.

There are questions and voids religion cannot answer Gregory Lepore

Guest Columnist   Walking  through  thousands  of  years   of  religionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  history,  there  is  still  no  an-­ swer  as  to  why  we  are  alive.   Humans   are   capable   of   discovering   the   answer   to   just   about   any   question.   We  know  why  the  sky  is  blue,  why  some   of   us   are   light-­skinned   and   some   of   us   dark,  why  it  rains  and  why  it  snows  and   so  forth.  We  know  how  living  things  are   born   and   how   they   die.   We   even   know   why   things   die.   The   one   question   we   may  never  know  the  answer  to  is  why  we   are   born.  Why   are   people   on   this   earth?   What   is   our   purpose?   The   quest   for   an-­ swers  to  these  questions  has  led  to  more   chaos  and  destruction  than  anyone  could   have  ever  imagined.   Is   religion   noble   or   wicked?   It   seems   a   simple   question   with   a   simple   answer.   History   has   proven   the   answer   is  not  so  simple,  and  neither  is  the  ques-­ tion.  The  search  for  an  answer  must  start   with   a   look   at   why   religion   developed   DQG ZKDW LWV RULJLQDO SXUSRVH ZDV (YHU since   nature   blessed   humans   with   the   virtue   of   reason,   we   have   looked   to   the   stars,   wondering   why   we   are   here.   For  

the  cavemen,  there  was  a  limited  amount   RI WLPH WR FRQVLGHU WKLV TXHVWLRQ 0RVW of   their   hours   were   spent   looking   for   food,  water  and  shelter.  As  civilizations   developed,   people   finally   had   the   time   to   sit   down   and   reflect   on   what   might   be   the   meaning   of   life.   A   plethora   of   preachers  arose  as  a  result  of  this  reflec-­ tion   time   and   their   reoccurring   theme   seems   to   have   been   that   humans   should   lead  good,  honorable  and  moral  lives.   What  reason  did  anyone  have  to  lis-­ ten   to   some   men   who   preached   about   morality   and   integrity?   Preachers   and   profits   found   there   is   no   better   way   to   secure  the  attention  of  a  population  than   by   speaking   of   God.     They   were   final-­ ly   able   to   give   people   an   answer   to   the   age-­old  question  of  why  we  are  alive  by   claiming  our  purpose  is  to  live  for  God.   The  prophets  claimed  God  had  told  them   this   himself.   Now,   people   had   a   reason   to   listen.   They   had   a   reason   to   vener-­ ate   what   the   prophets   preached.   Final-­ ly,   these   men   had   a   platform   on   which   to   spread   their   message   of   peace.   The   prophetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   ideas   along   with   their   dis-­ course   of   God   led   to   the   development   of  various  religions.  Therefore,  it  seems   the  initial  purpose  of  religion  was  noble:   to  get  humans  to  lead  virtuous  lives  and   live  together  in  harmony.   What   no   prophet   could   have   fore-­ seen   were   the   lethal   consequences   of  

their   discourse   on   God.   For   a   while   people   began   to   live   more   peacefully   and   harmoniously,   but   their   entire   lives   also   transformed.   People   finally   had   a   solution  to  the  unsolvable  question,  and   they   began   to   dedicate   every   aspect   of   their   lives   to   the   answer:   God.   Humans   quickly  lost  sight  of  the  ethics  that  reli-­ gion  was  intended  to  be  about.    It  did  not   take   long   for   those   in   search   of   power   to   realize   using   religion   was   a   perfect   means  of  taking  control  of  a  radicalized   populace.   Religion   quickly   became   less   about   living   ethically   and   more   about   power.  The  question  now  became  whose   religion   was   the   best?   Whose   was   the   WUXHVW"  0LVVLRQDULHV ZHUH VHQW RXW WR gain   converts   for   if   you   had   the   most   followers,   your   religion   was   the   truth.   Yet,   people   found   the   most   effective   way   to   settle   this   conflict   was   through   violence.   If   you   can   kill   off   any   oppo-­ sition,   God   was   obviously   showing   that   your   religion   was   the   truth.   It   seems   at   this   point   in   the   history   of   religion,   it   became   wicked.   The   struggle   between   religions   for   supremacy   has   to   this   day   led   to   more   war   and   death   than   anyone   could  ever  have  foreseen.   What   began   as   a   scheme   to   get   hu-­ mans  to  live  ethically,  religion  has  since   turned   into   one   of   the   most   destructive   forces   of   mankind.   Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   put   this   into   PRGHUQ FRQWH[W ,I D PDQ ZHUH WR FODLP

KH ZDV WKH QH[W SURSKHW DW WKLV GD\ LQ age,   would   anyone   believe   him?   There   have   been   many   that   have   tried,   and   each  has  been  laughed  at.  Why,  then,  do   we   still   believe   their   ancient   counter-­ parts?   When   will   humanity   realize   that   we   simply   can   never   know   why   we   are   alive?  When   will   we   realize   that   killing   over   what   we   think   is   the   answer   does   not   get   us   any   closer   to   the   actual   an-­ swer?   Perhaps   we   are   too   smart   for   our   own  good.  Perhaps  where  we  think  there   is  an  answer  there  really  is  not.  Perhaps   there  really  is  no  meaning  to  life  but  our   minds   are   so   developed   that   we   believe   there   must   always   be   a   reason   for   ev-­ erything.   Humans   are   too   ignorant,   or   perhaps   too   smart,   to   just   accept   the   fact  that  we  will  never  know  why  we  are   alive.                

  Gregory  Lepore  is  a  guest  columnist  for  The   Review.  His  viewpoints  do  not  necessarily   represent  those  of  the  Review  staff.  Please   send  comments  to  glepore@udel.edu.


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Jim Daniels shares his path to a life as a poet BY QUANETRIA CARR Staff Reporter

“Machine, I come to you 800 times a day / like a crazy monkey lover...” These are the opening lines of “Factory Love” by the awardwinning poet Jim Daniels. Daniels was born in Detroit, the nation’s center of car manufacturing, so the concern for Daniels after high school was not which college to attend, but which car manufacturer to work for, he says. The themes of Daniels’ modern-day poetry pertain to being part of the working class and the day-to-day life of the common person. Daniels spoke in Gore Hall on Thursday to students and professors and recited some of his poetry. Some poems painted vivid pictures of different moments in his life while others were odes to everyday objects. Hot dogs happened to be one of them. “I write about what’s going on in my life and whatever interests me,” Daniels says. Junior Sarah Coughlan attended the event and says she enjoyed the readings. She says she will definitely read his poetry more often after hearing Daniels speak. “I came here out on a whim,” she says. “I never read any of his poetry, but I knew he was a wellknown poet so I figured, ‘Why not?’” A theme Daniels frequently highlighted was life in the working class. English professor Phillip Bannowsky, who brought Daniels to campus, says it is important to reconnect humanities to the working class. Bannowsky discovered Daniels’ poetry when he was working on the assembly line for Chrysler’s Motors Corporation in the early 1980s. Because Daniels’ poetry

“Factory Love” by Jim Daniels Machine, I come to you 800 times a day like a crazy monkey lover: in and out, in and out, in and out. And you, you hardly ever break down such clean welds, such sturdy parts. Oh how I love to oil your tips. Machine, please come home with me tonight. I’ll scrub off all the stains on your name, grease and graffiti. I’m tired of being your part-time lover. Let me carry you off into the night on a hi-lo. That guy on midnights, I know he drinks and beats you. THE REVIEW/Stephen Pope

The English Department’s speaker series featured a speech and poetry reading by Jim Daniels on Thursday in Gore Hall. His award-winning poetry typically has themes about middle class life. often centers on the working class, Bannowsky says he found someone who understood his life. “I found he was someone who wrote about the difficulties and dreams of the working class,” Bannowsky says. Daniels’ thoughts and poetry on the common people and the working class have won him many awards that include the Brittingham Prize, the Tillie Olson Prize, the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize and two National Endowments for the Arts

fellowships. He says he believes that for a long time throughout our history, the middle class has been stifled and was not seen in much literature. “The people I knew the best and cared about weren’t showing up in the stuff I was reading,” Daniels says. “So I’m going to put these people in my books.” Daniels says he believes the popularity of modern-day poetry has spread and is obtainable by many readers. With the growth of the

“Factory Love” from Show and Tell by Jim Daniels (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003). Internet, poetry is easily publicized and shared online. The development of technology has made it possible for any piece of literature to be publicized worldwide. The changing style of modern poetry has also reached and touched many people today, according to Daniels. “More poetry is floating around out there and reaching more people than ever before,” Daniels says. The form of slam poetry and others like it have been able to reach

out and include everyday problems and situations the common people encounter on a day-to-day basis. “The popularity of poetry slams and performance poetry brought poetry out and sort of made it more accessible,” Daniels says. “It made poetry a less intimidating thing.” Bannowsky says Daniels’ work is successful because it’s relatable. “He talks about the world of everyday people in a way that validates their work,” Bannowsky says.

Take the Mic holds showcase of local band talent BY PAIGE CARNEY Copy Editor

Students and local music fans alike piled into the Ewing Room of the Perkins Student Center on Friday night to share a mutual love of music through watching a rock concert booked entirely by university students. This concert, a creation of student organization Take the Mic, was free to anyone who wanted to come out to support the local music scene. Take the Mic is a registered student organization dedicated to making bands, especially local ones, known and accessible to students, according to co-president junior Kenny Greene. “I have to say [we try to] more or less promote the local and independent music scene and to create awareness on campus that the scene exists and there are local bands that interested in playing here, not just at bars, or like in Philly,” Greene says. Every show conceived by Take the Mic is entirely put together through the collaboration of organization members’ efforts. Sophomore Sarah D’Onofrio, who joined the organization last semester, was the student primarily responsible for booking the bands for Friday’s

event. She was anxious to see the finished product of all her hard work, she says. D’Onofrio says she had only booked one show before with the help of the co-president so this year, she was nervous as the sole organizer for the event. “I had to do everything by myself this time,” D’Onofrio says. “It was a hectic process to get it to all come together.” Despite the lengthy process that goes into booking a show, D’Onofrio Take the Mic members feel it is still really rewarding, especially when they see the finished product of their efforts, D’Onofrio says. Take the Mic co-president Melissa Ehrich says watching the show and enjoying it is only part of the experience. The other part of the experience comes from watching other fans, especially students, enjoy the event, Ehrich says. “Part of it is a kind of like a selfish thing —you want to see the bands that you like, but the other part of it is wanting students to like them and see them too,” Ehrich says. Approximately 40 people attended the show which included performances by the Young and Heartless, Markets and Dwellers,

Strange Seasons and Seahaven. According to senior Sabrina Leventhal, the RSO and its events are beneficial to students and the local music scene. By putting on shows, Take the Mic gives bands a chance to perform in front of different crowds. “I think sometimes music is too popularized and it becomes more a fad,” Leventhal says. “It starts to lose its meaning. This keeps that from happening.” Although Leventhal was attending to support her friend and fellow student, junior Sam Keeper, who was filling in on drums for Markets and Dwellers, she says she would consider attending another Take the Mic concert in the future. Freshman Nicole Petrone decided to attend the event after seeing a flyer at a bookstore on Main Street. At the event, Petrone bought one of the band’s CDs and says she would be inclined to attend another Take the Mic event in the future. “I would definitely come again,” Petrone says. Jeremy Henninger, lead singer and guitarist of the punk rock band, Young and Heartless of Carlisle, Pa., also says he had a very positive experience working with Take the Mic, as performances

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Local bands performed at Take the Mic’s event in Perkins on Friday. at college towns can sometimes be disappointing. Playing for college towns can often be disappointing because students do not show up, and if students do, attention is often not paid to a lot of the lesser-known musicians, Henninger says. “[Students] don’t usually take the time to come out here,” Henninger says. “There is usually an atmosphere of not giving small bands a chance.” However, Henninger says that

the concert on Friday was more successful than the typical concert at a college town. She says it was surprising that students were so attentive. D’Onofrio says students come to support local musicians like Henninger, but also come for the sense of community that it provides students. “It’s a real bonding thing– having the same taste in music,” D’Onofrio says. “You can form a lifelong bond with someone just over that.”


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Marching band members rise to demands of time, talent BY AMBER JOHNSON Staff Reporter

At the end of the summer, while many students mourn the beginning of the school year and soak up every last ounce of sleep, the members of the university’s marching band settle in for one of the most intense weeks they will experience in the upcoming year, they say. Each day of the band’s first week starts at 8 a.m. when more than 320 band members congregate on the field with their instruments—ranging from one to 60 pounds—in tow. For the next 15 hours they practice in three rehearsal blocks with a 90-minute break for meals before retiring at 11 p.m. This is the start of band camp. “To say it is tough is barely scratching the surface,” Band Director Heidi Sarver says. Although band is not an NCAArecognized sport, Sarver says the intensity of physical activity is necessary to be successful. Sarver says one day she strapped a Nike plus pedometer on some of her players. By the end of one day the students had walked between 18,000 and 24,000 steps or roughly eight to 12 miles. “If anyone out there wants to put on a 60 pound drum hanging from their chest and go walk three to four minutes straight at a fast pace clip without a break, welcome to marching band,” she says. “It’s very physically strenuous and a lot of people don’t really realize that. They think, ‘Oh it’s just band.’” Sarver says she has seen bandinduced injuries from twisted knees and swollen ankles to damaged shoulders and backs. Yet however demanding band becomes, both the students and faculty coaches think it is worth the extra effort. Sophomore Tom Rivas has been playing the alto saxophone since fifth grade and although it is not the sole reason he came to the university, he says the band was a major perk. “It’s a little difficult, but you don’t mind the challenges because it is so much fun,” Rivas says. For many, marching band alleviates the pressures of the day. Sarver says she views the band as a safe haven for students and tries to foster a relationship with them that

transcends coach and player. “They can leave all the nonsense behind, take a break from the books, clear their head, be here, do something that has nothing to do with anything else,” Sarver says. Sarver has been a band director at the university for 18 years and says she does not regret a single day of it. Students come to practice every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 4 and 6 p.m. and arrive at games five hours early to practice before playing the show. She says they are always ready to give their best effort and this encourages her to do the same. At each game, the band plays a pre-game show, which consists of performances of “Delaware Forever,” “The Star Spangled Banner,” the univeristy fight song and the alma mater. During halftime, the band performs their main show, which they have prepared for in class. After the game, the band performs the main show again and then performs “In My Life” by The Beatles. Sarver teaches 700 to 1,000 contact hours in just the fall semester and 60 to 70 hours during band camp week. The contact hours include all the time Sarver spends instructing her classes, not including the two weeks she spends writing the textbook for the semester. The directors send out the schedules at the end of the previous year so band members arrange their classes and clubs around their band commitments. Though taxing, Sarver says this does not faze her and considers herself to be living her dream. “I just liked the idea of teaching—I always knew I wanted to be a teacher,” Sarver says. “I didn’t know in what area and eventually I kind of just wanted to become a band director after a while.” This year’s lineup will be especially sentimental for Sarver, she says, as she will have the band perform two of her favorite songs, “Canto Del Viento” composed by Anthony Yaklich and “Silverado” composed by Bruce Broughton. There is a history behind these pieces that many of the students do not know, though the songs are already popular among band members. Twenty-five years ago,

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members of the marching band, which plays every half-time show at football games, practice three times a week, attend rehearsals during pre-season and prepare for hours before performing. Assistant Director Jim Ancona and Sarver played Canto Del Viento and Silverado together as undergraduates, she says. They are enjoying watching the current band members have the experiences they did and playing these specific songs will be a moment of recreation, she says. She says she hopes students will develop deep friendships as well as skills. Sarver says the band creates a sense of family, which is essential to the program and the students during the time in college. “We’re in a situation in the world where it is just so difficult to find those touchstones so no matter what kind of day they had or what kind of situation they have at home or personally or academically they come here and its safe—band is a safe place,” Sarver says. For senior Jessica McCoskey, a music education major and piccolo

player, band has become just what Sarver hoped for —a way to interact and bond with her peers. “Heidi Sarver really looks out for our best interest,” says McCoskey. “She definitely tells us at the end of rehearsal, ‘you know take care of yourself, I know a lot of people are getting sick right now.’ She definitely cares about us and keeps our health in mind.” Sophomore Melanie Bourgeault, a music education major, says her first experiences in the band were chaotic but ended up strengthening the bonds between the members. “There is just so much that goes on. My freshman year we were here in the middle of an earthquake and a hurricane for band camp and there was hail and tornadoes,” Bourgeault says. “So that was my first week at college last year but we bonded really quickly so it worked out really well.”

The band spends a lot of time together not only practicing but performing at every football game, local high schools, the Halloween parade in previous years, the Collegiate Marching Festival and the upcoming High School Festival in Hershey Park, the most anticipated event of the semester McCoskey says. The marching band has performed in the Bands of America Grand National Championship in Indianapolis, the Presidential Inaugural Parade, high school marching band championships and even in Ireland for a competition. Sarver says she hopes the future will bring another visit to Indianapolis or perhaps another international trip but she is pleased with the band’s progress. “You know, watching them get together and work hard as they do,” Sarver says. “Their work ethic is incredible.”

Counselors see tie between substance use and depression BY EMILY MOORADIAN Senior Mosaic Reporter

Comparing September of 2011 to September of 2012, Charles Beale, director of the Center of Counseling and Student Development says CCSD had a 10 percent increase in the number of counseling sessions conducted throughout the month. During the first week of October Mental Health Awareness Week is recognized to educate people about mental health issues. College students are under a lot of pressure, Beale says. With the responsibilities of maintaining standings both academically and socially, participating in extracurriculars and planning for the future, it is not uncommon for students to become overwhelmed with the stress and anxiety of it all,

he says. While this can lead some students to experience ‘down days’ every so often, this can descend into clinical depression or major depressive disorder, an altogether different and more severe issue, Beale says. Beale says the primary quality of clinical depression that distinguishes it from the “temporary blues” is that the feeling of sadness or emptiness is continual and withstanding. He says this is not a day or two, but usually several weeks. Although it can sometimes be challenging to spot signs of looming depression, Beale says there are a few common indicators that someone is under withstanding emotional duress. “We typically look for if there is a diminished or reduced

interest or pleasure in the activities they would usually enjoy,” Beale says. “Additionally, if there’s been significant weight loss without dieting, or weight gain […] or they just don’t feel like they have energy throughout the day.” Beale says those suffering from depression may experience loss of sleep, inability to concentrate or make decisions, feelings of worthlessness, inappropriate or excessive guilt and other symptoms. Overall, Beale says the behavior of someone suffering from Clinical depression will usually be noticeably different than their normal behavior. The causes of depression vary, Beale says. Sometimes depression is brought on by an overwhelming situation, or it can stem from a longstanding problem that is finally

being properly addressed, he says. “Many times there are the students that leave home, they come to college and they’re independent or more independent than they may have been, and there may have been things that were bothering them in high school that they just kind of blew off,” he says. “And then they get here and they really begin to address that they don’t feel themselves.” Sophomore health sciences major Stefanie Erdmann says she thinks a variety of pressures and unfamiliar experiences can contribute to feelings of depression in college. “Sometimes being alone in a new environment and not being familiar with places and people can lead to stress and depression,” she says. “Which is really what a lot of

college kids experience when they first go away.” Jessica Estok, a substance abuse counselor at the university’s Student Wellness & Health Promotion center says another factor that typically becomes more prominent when students leave for college, substance use, can also contribute to depression. Estok says depression and substance abuse often go hand in hand, and that it is not uncommon for individuals who have been diagnosed with substance dependence disorders to also be diagnosed with major depressive disorder. She says the correlation between the two must be evaluated on an individual level, and overall it can be challenging to determine if one causes the other.

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Ben Affleck is on fire in the director’s chair. If you thought “Gone Baby Gone” was just beginner’s luck and “The Town” was just plain luck, then what excuse do you have for “Argo?” In Affleck’s third movie as director, he carves himself a fine niche, combining all the elements that made his first two installments great. The grit, suspense, intensity and dark humor are all here. The only difference is that “Argo” takes Affleck from his beloved Boston to Iran, right in the crossfire of the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979, in which 52 Americans were held hostage in the American Embassy for 444 days. Affleck plays Tony Mendez, a CIA specialist who puts together a plan to rescue six hostages who escaped the embassy and hid in the Canadian ambassador’s home during the attacks in Tehran. Much of the humor derives from Mendez’s idea to smuggle the Americans out by covering them with aliases as location scouts for a Canadian movie. During Mendez’s quest to give his rescue and film credibility, he recruits John Chambers (John Goodman) and Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin), Hollywood bigwigs who help green light his script. “Argo’s” stunning authenticity of its time period made me feel like I was in the 1980s for two hours, with its television excerpts of former president Jimmy Carter and “Planet of the Apes,” shaggy beards, creepy mustaches, thick-rimmed

Graphically violent, dark comedies in the vein of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have been staples of pop culture for decades now. If you’ve wondered when someone was going to call them out on their clichés, “Seven Psychopaths” might just answer your question. An ensemble cast, made up of the always-awesome Christopher Walken, as well as Woody Harrelson, Colin Farrell and Sam Rockwell go on a sick adventure filled with scammers, mobsters and even a shih tzu. Farrell plays Marty, an alcoholic screenwriter simultaneously working on a script actually entitled “Seven Psychopaths.” His slacker actor friend, Billy (Rockwell), attempts to help by putting an ad in the paper for actual psychopaths. Little do they know, Billy’s side business with Hans (Walken)—temporarily stealing dogs to collect rewards from their rich owners—has already gotten a number of psychopaths on their tail. It turns out they stole a shih tzu from the head of a crime syndicate (Harrelson), and he’s not happy about it. What follows is a handful of familiar scenes from the action thriller formula. There’s chasing, shooting, an unjustified death to make the audience side with the scamming protagonists, driving into the desert to hide out and of course, a final shootout. However, they are pointing

glasses and Affleck’s awkward but equally amusing haircut. A bit of Led Zeppelin didn’t hurt either. A strong script also made this film a joy to watch. Goodman and Arkin were pure comedic bliss throughout, helping ease the audience’s tension from the grim and harsh reality in Iran. The entire audience roared with laughter when Mendez presents Siegel with his fake movie idea to rescue the hostages. “It’s called Argo,” Mendez dryly concludes. “Argo, fuck yourself!” Siegel deftly responds, which is constantly reiterated throughout the movie, becoming something of a gag. Above all, the backbone of “Argo” is its strong and confident directing. The second half of the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat. The quick and hurried camera shots during the film’s climax in the airport perfectly capture the intensity, seriousness and confusion of the situation. The scene in which the Iranian Revolutionary Guard chases the plane transporting the Americans down the tarmac is also nerve frying and cleverly shot. If you want thrills, this is certainly a movie for you. Yes, Affleck has been redeemed from “Gigli.” —Nick La Mastra, lamastra@udel.edu

and laughing at the genre the entire time, which allows them to get away with it. While “Seven Psychopaths” utilizes a fair amount of meta-detached storytelling, it proves to be very funny upon further reflection. One scene that sticks out is Hans giving some constructive criticism to Marty about his script, saying his female characters are too vapid and can barely construct sentences. While it’s a mildly amusing aspect of many shootem-up films, it became an intelligently-layered joke upon my realization that most female characters in this movie are just that. Rockwell is really the scene-stealer of the whole movie, especially next to Farrell’s character, which really could have been played by anyone. Rockwell delivers some of the best lines of the movie, (“Gandhi was wrong. Just no one has the balls to come right out and say it,”) and his performance is both interesting and captivating. It’s an entertaining and fun ride. It’s definitely a must-see for fans of action thrillers, black comedy or those who really just like Christopher Walken. —Pat Barton, pbarton@udel.edu

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Artist of the Week: Balmorhea with Jackie Feminella If you like: Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Rós, Beethoven With midterm exams occurring around this time of fall, I’ve had to switch some of my musical intake to a more study-friendly atmosphere to help me work. Balmorhea is a minimalist instrumental ensemble whose name comes from a town in Texas, where the band originates. The group formed in 2006 with just two members and each year they add more. While their live shows are mostly planned out, the musicians like to leave a good amount of room for improvisation when they record. Minimalism usually entails this creative freedom, but Balmorhea’s minimalism is extremely layered and well thought out. In an interview with Tokafi.com, lead member Rob Lowe (not the Rob Lowe) says his influences are “George Winston, Max Richter, Pullman, John Cage, Beethoven, Arvo Par.” When prompted about where the ensemble fits

into the current music scene, Lowestated, “The independent scene seems to be thriving and full of creativity and life. It’s global and communal. I’m happy to be a part of the latter.” Member Michael Muller quoted an Adam Zagajewski poem to describe the desired effect of the audience during their live shows, “...and something unforeseen may happen then: hidden in smooth cotton, the heart stirs..” Balmorhea’s fifth full length and latest album “Stranger” was released on Oct. 2. Pop it on when studying, waking up, falling asleep or anything you want a beautiful accompaniment for. They just finished a tour of the East Coast and are currently touring the West Coast. —jacfem@udel.edu

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Fashion Forward Styling a music video

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“Holi chalk and skateboarders.” That’s all my big brother Mel had to say to grab my full attention. My ears perked up and I snapped out of my pensive, scatter-brained trance, which shamefully enough was about clothes. You see, we were at the mall and when that happens I tend to get into my own little zone when I see cool clothing. Suddenly I’m a little kid in a candy store and I block out everything happening around me—including, regretfully, when people speak to me. “Wait, what?” I said.
 Mel, a freelance director, rolled his eyes for having to repeat himself—he went on to explain his next job was to co-direct a music video for Atlantic Recording artist Sirah for her new single “Up & Down.” The video would involve Holi chalk—a vibrant explosion of multicolored chalk thrown up in the

air originally used for the Hindu “Festival of Colors” or seen at the 5k “Color Run.” The plan was to have a gang of skateboarders and dancers as street misfits around it while Sirah sings to the camera—visually, I knew it would look amazing so I made up my mind right then and there.
 “I’m in, I’m styling this video.” I guess it hadn’t really occurred to me that Mel wasn’t asking, that it was scheduled in New York City during midterms or that the budget was tight. I didn’t care; it was an opportunity I wanted and I was determined to make happen.
 The following week I began conceptualizing Sirah’s looks, creating storyboards for the “misfit” cast and watching YouTube videos on “How to rip your tights” at Morris Library (which may have

gained a few confused faces from students passing behind me, but a stylist’s gotta do what a stylist’s gotta do). The cast was the trickiest to figure out—since the chalk might potentially ruin the clothes, we worked with their own clothes they didn’t mind coloring. I scheduled a conference call with Sirah while she was recording in Los Angeles to figure out her aesthetic and collaborate with her own pieces. I was pleased to discover her style was just as I had predicted: grungy yet feminine, hip and stylish with a mix of 80s and modern street-wear influences. The next thing I knew I was on my way to Brooklyn for a fitting the night before the music video. It was a pleasure to discover Sirah was bubbly, fun and down-toearth—her cool hairdo was partially shaved on one side, and she was so

sweet to work with you would have never guessed her fierce rap songs and Skrillix collaborations came out of such a tiny frame. Standing at five feet tall she was a totally different change from the 5 foot 10 Florence Welch I had last worked with, it was a refreshing variety to experience. 
 There were two looks for the video: the performance outfit—a black cut out bodysuit, a floral bomber jacket, funky tights and six inch Jeffrey Campbell platforms and the chalk outfit—a cropped white tank, light high-waisted denim cut-offs over black tights I so intricately ripped. I figured the light hues of this simple street-wear ensemble would contrast well against the color explosion. Everything seemed to be going smoothly until we lost all of the skateboarders for the video (apparently there was

a skateboarding event in Chelsea in Manhattan). I still have yet to experience a styling gig where everything goes as planned, though I heard it doesn’t exist. Long story short, I met the new cast on set the next day in an empty warehouse studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They consisted of a ballerina, three Capoeira martial artists and four break-dancers—a random bunch to say the least but such an impressive and talented cast. They rocked the misfit “Holi chalk” scene and the 12-hour day turned out to be a blast. After a few hours of high stress, quick improvisions and minor wardrobe malfunctions, my day styling was exactly what Sirah had been lip syncing for 8 hours—“Up & Down.” 
 —megsoria@udel.edu

James Bond still popular after decades of success BY MONIKA CHAWLA Staff Reporter

James Bond earned the No. 1 spot on AskMen’s list of the “Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2012,” beating real-life figures like former president Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama last week. The list results, compiled with the responses of 500,000 voters, are a testament to how much success Agent 007 has sustained in Hollywood. Bond was a fictional literary creation of writer Ian Fleming who featured the character in novels and short stories. In the 1962 adaptation of “Dr. No,” the iconic character was born in film as a sharp, mysterious intelligence officer hired by the British Secret Service. He was known for his suave style, lone-wolf personality and physical dexterity. Sean Connery, the original Bond, was known for a portrayal full of simplistic charisma and detached personality. Since then, many other actors have played the role, adding their personal touches to the character. There have been six different actors to personify the character of Bond, and audiences have noted the differences between them. Freshman Alexa Moore said the most notable change she found in the current Agent 007 was that Daniel Craig marks the first blonde actor to play Bond. “The movie-makers probably wanted to start over fresh and distance themselves from the conventional tall, dark and handsome version that we’ve seen from the beginning,” Moore says. While the actors who played James Bond have changed, the core aspect of the character’s personality has stayed constant, freshman Jaron Shim says. “In every movie, he finds a girl and simultaneously saves the world from some impending doom and then acts like none of it was a big deal,” Shim says. “He makes it look easy, and that’s why people will always look up to him in awe.” According to The Numbers, a box office data research service, there

has not been a single Bond film that has earned less than its budget. The most recent installment, “Quantum of Solace,” has earned more than half a billion dollars worldwide. The franchise as a whole has garnered over $5 billion worldwide through the 50 years and 23 films. According to  The Numbers, Bond films have earned an average of $221 million per movie.  This makes the Bond franchise the second highestgrossing franchise in cinema history beaten recently by “Harry Potter’s” $7.5 billion. Sophomore Katie Gibson says she believes the movies are becoming less far-fetched. “Before, we would see Bond saving Halle Berry out of ice kingdoms—things that seemed completely out of the box,” Gibson says. “Now, he’s becoming much more realistic. And of course, as the world around is becoming more techsavvy, so is he.” Film studies professor Thomas Leitch says he has seen every Bond film and that in its very prime, it was the most financially prosperous movie franchise of all time. With the constant alterations, cultural modifications and various actors the character has gone through, it may spark up the idea of new favorites, or even a declining interest in the franchise, Leitch says. Leitch says one less-than-perfect movie doesn’t seem to sway audiences who remain loyal to the franchise. “Once a fan, always a fan,” Leitch says. People tend to prefer the James Bond that they grew up watching, no matter how many actors take on the role, Leitch says. For students, Daniel Craig might be the most well known Bond actor, since “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace” are the most recent renditions, Leitch says. “Every generation relates to its very own James Bond, because that’s the one embedded in their childhood,” Leitch says. With the upcoming release of “Skyfall,” the third installment in

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Craig’s series of movies, fans will look to see if he has lived up to expectations of long-time fans of James Bond. Leitch says he thinks Daniel Craig is well-suited to play the role. “Each actor will bring a dimension of his own personality into the role. But to me, Sean Connery will always be the classic, simply, he was the very first person I saw as James

Bond,” Leitch says. Queen Elizabeth of England made it into a Bond film, when she starred in a short film with Daniel Craig during the 2012 Summer Olympics. The film depicted a scene in which she jumped out of a helicopter with Craig and later descended onto the stage, demonstrating the cultural significance of the character that spans across generations.

Leitch says he does not think the success of James Bond will slow down with future releases. “We’re talking about a franchise that has been stupendously successful for 50 years—if I had to guess, I wouldn’t say it would simmer down anytime soon,” Leitch says. “Young people will always like watching James Bond movies because it has absolutely no cultural cache.”


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Day drinking results in more over-intoxication this year BY EMILY MOORADIAN Senior Mosaic Reporter

Between move-in weekend at the university and the beginning of October, university police have had four incidents of daytime intoxication and all four people were hospitalized, university police Chief Patrick Ogden says. Of the 115 individual incidents of daytime drinking from Oct. 1, 2007 to Oct. 1, 2012, 11 students were transported to the hospital and four of the hospitalization cases occurred during the current school year, Ogden says. The four incidents this school year involved two students and two non-students, all who were transported to the hospital and successively dealt with through either Student Conduct or the judicial system. “That’s kind of an alarming number to me,” he says. “You have 115 incidents over a five year period, and only 11 out of 115 were so intoxicated we had to take them to the hospital, whereas this year we’ve only had four incidents, but all four of them had to go to the hospital. We’re at 100 percent so far this year.” Sophomore Gregory Francavilla says many students choose day drinking or “daging”—raging during the day—as an alternative to other campus social activities and nightlife. “It’s a nice time to meet people in the daylight,” he says. “You can actually talk to people and see their faces.” Sophomore Phillip Loureiro says he prefers day drinking because he likes to be outside. “Day drinks allow for more people because they are often held in backyards, avoiding stuffy, hot basements,” he says. “If the weather’s nice day drinks are much

more fun than nighttime parties.” Loureiro also says he finds day drinks to be safer than parties held late at night because the alcohol consumption is evenly distributed across a few hours, rather than toploaded at the beginning of the night. Demand for alcohol outweighs the supply during a day drink so there are often not enough drinks to allow over-drinking, he says. “There are more people to drink the alcohol supplied, so the amount consumed per person is less,” he says. “Most people drink less at day drinks and do not over-drink as much or at all.” Ogden says day drinking and its potential for uninterrupted alcohol consumption from morning until night is a concern. Ogden says it is not the time of day but the quantity of alcohol consumed over such a lengthy duration, that concerns him. “The concern with day-drinking is if you start drinking at 11:30 in the morning, no one knows what time you’re going to stop,” he says. “The majority of kids we run into that are involved in day drinking are starting early and basically drinking until they pass out.” Ogden says this drinking stamina contrasts that of college nightlife, which doesn’t usually begin until around 11 p.m. and doesn’t continue long after 2 a.m. Junior Kyle Ottenheimer, however, says for many students who enjoy day drinks, it does not develop into an all-day and all-night affair. Ottenheimer says while day drinks are a fun way to spend the afternoon, most students are ready to crash by the evening. “It’s slightly difficult to go out drinking at night after drinking all day,” he says. “So when nighttime

comes around it’s bedtime for sure.” Ogden says that the students who avoid run-ins with law enforcement are the students who can consume alcohol responsibly- still maintaining appropriate behavior. “When they’re on campus they’re not staggering down the street, they’re not being disorderly, they’re not urinating in public, they’re not throwing trash on the ground,” he says. “They’re not drawing attention to themselves so they’re not being dealt with.” Ogden says there has not been a new burst in day drinking activity, but a shift in location. Ogden says though this year not as many students are tailgating outside of the ice arena before football games and then heading back to campus, he does not believe the issue of disorderly day drinking has been entirely resolved. The behavior has not been eliminated, but moved into private residences off campus, Ogden says. “We did the right thing in clamping down a little bit on what was going on at the ice arena,” he says. “But I feel like all we did was push the problem off-campus and into the neighborhoods and we’re not necessarily being good neighbors when we’re doing that.” In addition to concerns of student safety, Ogden says day drinking at houses in the Newark community pose an issue for residents not affiliated with the university. He says the residents of Newark are relatively lenient when it comes to rowdy partying in the evenings, but that the all day partying of day drinking pushes the envelope with what residents will tolerate. “It’s almost like they can put up with it when it’s from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.,” he says, “But when it happens

Athletes train with yoga, dance BY ELENA BOFFETTA Staff Reporter

“Seeing a bunch of huge guys weighing 200 pounds each trying to do yoga is pretty funny,” senior football player Nihja White says. White says that he has four football practices a week at the stadium from 1 to 8 p.m. During this time, the team trains and stretches. During the summer, White says that the football team takes yoga classes and mixed martial arts classes. He says yoga greatly helped him with his flexibility, although some situations can be comical. Tap, ballet and jazz instructor Kimberly Schroeder says dance is an activity that improves athletes’ balance and coordination. Schroeder says in the four years she has been teaching at the university she has had athletes in her classes every semester, especially from the football team and crew team. Schroeder, 32, also says that dance can help athletes with their agility and flexibility, as stretching is greatly involved. Schroeder says for her, dance is an art and she says her goal as a teacher is to pass this artistic form of expression to her students. “I as an artist look at dance as being a way to express myself,”

she says. “And artists learn how to express themselves more artistically in a dance class. I hope dance would help give athletes more awareness of everything around them and of what is within themselves.” Ballroom instructor Patricia Grim says that she has many athletes in her dance classes, as many academic advisers recommend them for athletes. She says dancing is as physically demanding as a contact sport because dance requires contorting the body and having full control of personal movement. She says that dance greatly benefits athletes as it teaches them to be light on their feet and how to move faster, which are necessary skills for football and lacrosse players. “I had a student once from the lacrosse team, I think he graduated, who told me that some of the steps I teach in my dance class are the same steps they practice during training,” Grim says. White says yoga is also an activity recommended for athletes because it improves the muscles’ flexibility and helps athletes with stretching. Yoga is also a demanding discipline that requires much concentration, Schroeder says. Senior basketball player Lauren

Carra says she did not try any additional activity to improve her performance. She says although her coaches do not require any kind of supplementary activity, the team is required to stretch a lot and it is highly recommended to stretch before and after practices. However, she says she knows yoga can be beneficial. By taking yoga classes, athletes can improve their concentration and focus skills and help their overall performances she says. “I haven’t done yoga or dancing but I heard that yoga really helps,” Carra says. “A couple of girls on the team did yoga and say it is really relaxing and it calms your body.” While dance and yoga are two activities highly recommended to athletes at the university to help increase their performances, Grim says they can benefit anyone. She says all students can learn each activity at their own pace to become healthy. “I think dance is a really good sport for anybody who would like to know how to move their feet better and people get out of it what they want,” Grim says. “I don’t think that athletes are in this way any different than other students.”

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University police say more day drinking has occured off campus in private residences since police enforced stricter rules for tailgating on campus. This academic year, four students have been hospitalized for daytime drinking. at 11 a.m. and goes until 2 a.m. It really frustrates the area residents.” Newark police spokesman MCpl. Gerald Bryda says complaints from residents and neighbors are the bulk of what brings Newark police out to day drinks. “We generally get called to these locations as a result of a noise violation complaint or a complaint of people acting disorderly and disturbing the peace,” Bryda says. While Loureiro says he understands university police and Newark police do their job the best they can, he feels they have a tendency to overreact at times. “When they break up daydrinks early in the day it’s a bit unnecessary,” he says. “For the most part it’s just college kids having fun

and they’re not hurting anyone. With the amount of crime in Newark there are better things for the police to do than bother college kids.” While Ogden says a majority of the calls for service are on city streets and go to the Newark Police Department, he says it is not unusual for him to also receive calls from Newark area residents complaining about student’s behavior—anything from excessive noise to students using their bushes as a toilet. He says a responsible drinker should have no problem socially consuming alcohol, regardless of the time of day—it is the student who is going to continue to drink for several hours straight that poses as a threat to his or her own safety.


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The Weekly Beaker with Jock Gilchrist The smartest animals in all the land and sea Though I question it constantly, I’ll grant that humans are the most intelligent animal species on the planet. But the rest of the animal kingdom is populated by many ingenious creatures—some familiar, like the chimpanzee and some unexpected, like the octopus. Appreciating such animals comes naturally—as senior Mairead O’Boyle says, “Animals are good.” Let’s start with the parrot. Parrots can live to age 60 and have been kept as pets for centuries (Henry VIII had one). Their exceptional mimicry skills can provide a good laugh, but the most spectacular parrot of all, named Alex, showed that the birds can do more than just repeat—they can understand concepts. Alex was an African Gray Parrot studied by animal psychologist Irene Pepperberg at University of Arizona, Harvard University and Brandeis University in the 1990s and 2000s. Alex could answer questions like “What color is this?” or “What material is this?”. Poignantly, Alex said, “I love you,” to his researcher as she unknowingly locked him in

his cage for the last time. The parrot was dead when she returned the next morning. Long live Alex. Parrots’ relatives, crows, demonstrate sophisticated tool use and planning capabilities. In one experiment, they were able to bend a wire into a hook to retrieve a worm from a narrow tube. They’ve also been suspected to drop walnuts in front of passing cars to crack them open. They even watch the traffic lights and take care to only swoop in for the prize on a red light. Honeybees make honey, and that’s enough to win my applause. But they’ve also been observed performing complex dances to communicate with hive mates. When a group of honeybees embarks to found a new colony, they settle in a temporary location. Then hundreds of scouts disperse and search for permanent homes, evaluating the quality of potential hive locations. They report back to the remaining honeybees, and if they’ve found an awesome site, they dance longer and more vigorously than if the site is mediocre. Then more bees inspect the site, and after a majority agrees

that it is appropriate, they relocate there. Soon after, they decorate with “Live, Laugh, Love” posters. Honeybees have probably been practicing this democracy longer than humans have. They’re also famed for the “waggle dance.” When a worker bee finds a reliable flower patch for nectar, he returns to the hive and runs through a figure-eight pattern dance. Its duration is related to the distance of the flowers from the hive. They rotate the dance to the left or right, in relation to the sun’s rays, at the exact angle of the flowers so that their bee-friends know which direction to fly. A slightly larger animal, the elephant, exhibits a rich diversity of emotions and behaviors including grief, compassion, art, self-awareness, altruism and their super memory. The pachyderms can experience flashbacks similar to humans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. They operate in units of tightknit families and highly matriarchal societies. The close emotional bonds

they develop are evidenced by the apparent grief they experience upon loss of a family or group member. They have been observed mourning their dead, burying them

“[The] elephant exhibits a rich diversity of emotions and behaviors including grief, compassion, art, self-awareness, altruism and their super memory.” and covering the body with leaves. Elephants discovered how to induce labor by chewing leaves of a certain tree, which native Kenyans use for the same purpose. They are very altruistic, offering help and protection when either elephant or human is injured.

Marshall’s Mugs Dogfish Head Chicory Stout After we took a little bit of a detour last week with the Extra Special Bitter style, we are back in full swing with our dark full bodied seasonal beers. Ruler of all southern Delaware, Dogfish Head is probably one of the most wildly diverse brewing companies in all of the United States. Dogfish Head uses ingredients from all over the world including saffron, raisins and honey. These are not traditional brewing ingredients. Their winter seasonal released in November and December is the Chicory Stout. For Dogfish Head, there is no style of beer or base model to compare it to. They just do things their own special way. For this stout, they brew with chicory, which is a plant sometimes used in coffee. Dogfish roasts the chicory in the boil and combines it with licorice root and organic Mexican coffee. In addition, they add whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggle hops to give a subtle hop taste to the beer’s body, which is made up of roasted oatmeal grains and pale malt. Pour the Chicory into a traditional pint glass and the dark black color really stands out. No light escapes the body of this beer. There is a subtle collar on the beer, but it dies down quickly because you do not want too much carbonation in this style of stout.

This coffee-style stout has a wonderful aroma. The chicory, coffee and licorice smells really rise out of the glass. Those flavors continue after you take the first sip. There is a very strong roasted chicory flavor in the beginning flavor, but it transitions to a peppery dark chocolate taste at the finish with hints of coffee.The hops are very subtle and do not really affect the feel of the brew. The beer is creamy and definitely has some heaviness to it. Sitting at 5.2 percent alcohol, the Chicory Stout does not have a strong alcohol taste because of its many flavors. It can also pair with many types of food. Barbecued grilled chicken or a smoked rack of ribs will do the job. However, you can even pair this beer with dessert as it is very refreshing with small pieces of dark and milk chocolate. Chicory Stout was one of the first few beers Dogfish Head ever brewed back when they opened in 1995. As you can taste, they have been doing something right for over 15 years. You could spend an entire year just trying different styles of Dogfish Head, but be wary; some alcohol percentages can reach 17 percent. Sit down, grab a movie and a little chocolate for your sweetheart and pick up a bottle of Chicory Stout. You won’t find anything else like it.

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QUICK REVIEW: (all mugs out of 5)

Taste: Deep coffee flavor with hints of roasted chicory and licorice. It is a diverse beer that can pair with an assortment of foods.

Feel: The Chicory Stout is a mouthful. The oatmeal grains make this diverse and full-bodied.

Look: Black and opaque in color, just kind of cool to look at.

Smell: A rush of chicory, chocolate and coffee slightly tingles your nose after every sip.

Overall: There is nothing like a Dogfish Head. They are truly one-of-akind and always provide a high-quality product. Definitely try out the Chicory Stout if you are a coffee fan.

And finally we move from the plains of Africa to the deep blue sea for the final two animals. Octopi are able to unscrew jars to get food, which doesn’t seem impressive, but most animals can’t complete this task.They exhibit playing behavior, which is a sign of greater intelligence. Once in an aquarium an octopus dismantled a water recycling pipe and redirected it to spill out of the tank. Of course, no smart animals list would be complete without the dolphin (I’ve left out the chimp because their smarts are widely known). Dolphins have been known to kill other creatures without reason, a morbid measure of greater intelligence (shared only with humans). They can call to each other with complex shrieks and have developed an ingenious hunting technique where they beat a circle of silt around fish with their tail fins to trap them. Panicked in their disarray they jump out of the water and into the dolphins’ hungry mouths. —ajgg@udel.edu


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Estok: When students begin to engage in counseling, they can talk to someone they trust and be open, honest and vulnerable

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continued from page 19 “Sometimes it is not cause and effect but shared risk factors. Sometimes neither comes first but both are triggered by an event or experience,” Estok says. “That varies from person to person.” Estok says substance abuse, properly defined, “isn’t solely about someone craving a substance and needing to use it every day.” The primary characteristics of substance abuse are failure to complete regular tasks, using in dangerous situationslike driving a car under the influenceand continued use despite recurrent legal ordeals or relational problems with others, she says. Estok says using depressant substances, like alcohol, increases the likelihood of developing depression in part due to the effects it has on brain chemistry. She says depressants can alter our neurochemistry, decreasing neurotransmitters like serotonin, which regulates mood, appetite and sleep. Stimulants, such as cocaine, can negatively impact neurochemistry as well, says Estok, decreasing dopamine levels which are responsible for regulating reward driven learning. When these decreased neurochemistry levels are not resolved this can develop into major depressive disorder. Substance abuse often impacts functioning on a daily basis, causing a vicious cycle of stress and overindulgence, Estok says. “We drink too much for a few weeks, we don’t do as well as we know we can in school, we feel bad about that, we drink to blow off some steam, we continue to impact our success, we drink some more and the cycle continues,” she says. “That can be stressful and stress can be a risk factor for depression.” Beale says substance use can sometimes be very telling about an individual’s depression, both as a cause and an effect. “If an individual’s depressed and they’re starting to drink, or they’re drinking more, alcohol is a depressant so it’s going to exacerbate the depression,” he says. “You have to look at what came first, were they drinking, or were they drinking to cover up feelings of despair or loneliness.” While some suffering from depression may use drugs or alcohol to cope with depression, Estok says this short-term solution will only create a larger issue in a long run. Estok says many of those who do this do not realize the consequences. “Substance use can increase inadvertently and become misuse,” she says. “It can create a pattern of coping skills that are unhealthy and even though they are unhealthy, they can be hard to break.” There are a variety of on-campus options for students at the university, including the Center for Counseling and Student Development and the Student Wellness & Health Promotion center, where Beale and Estok work, respectively. Both typically involve traditional talk therapy or counseling, which Beale

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The Center for Counseling and Student Development is located on the second floor of the Perkins Student Center. They offer various types of talk therapy, all of which are free and accessible to university students. says he finds helpful for students. “When students begin to engage in counseling and they’re able to talk to someone they trust, and they can be open and honest and vulnerable, it’s really going to help whatever it is that they’re going through,” he says. “It can help them start to feel like they can cope with it and overcome it and get beyond it.” Although these resources are free and accessible to students, students like Erdmann say they are unaware of what the university offers. “I feel like [the university] would provide help if you really wanted help and really looked for it,” she says. “But I don’t think students really know what those options are.” Beale says he acknowledges awareness is still relatively low, despite the fact that this year the number of visits has increased. “Yes, more and more students are coming in, but I think you could easily ask five students on campus and several of them have not heard of the counseling center, despite our efforts,” he says. “We’re constantly trying to get the word out to students that this is a place that they can come to for assistance.” Both CCSD and Wellness offer

discussion and assistance regarding issues outside of depression. Beale says CCSD discusses a broad range of topics with students, including: relationship concerns, grief counseling, roommate issues, family problems and stress management. He says they actually see more students now for anxiety than they do for depression. Estok says at Student Wellness & Health Promotion they offer both confidential personal sessions and group sessions for students. “We can talk in general about substances or a student can come in and talk about their personal experiences and concerns they may have,” she says. “We also provide information about safer alcohol use; we don’t lecture about not drinking.” Beale says despite the unnecessary stigma surrounding counseling, more and more students are coming in to get help, and he’d like to see it continue to increase. “Yes, students are depressed, but students have a lot of other concerns that we deal with,” he says. “I just think it’s important that students know there’s a resource for them, and if we’re not the best resource we’ll help them find the best resource.”

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Eater’s Digest

Mindless Eating I have a confession: I don’t eat well at college. Every week I write about good food, but the truth is I’m not exactly practicing what I preach. Part of that has to do with health. I have more than my fair share of 1 a.m. Pop-Tarts, and I am known to binge on anything that’s hot, cheesy and well-prepared, which mostly means Chipotle burritos. But there’s another problem, and it’s harder to quantify in sugar and empty calories. Sometime between the first day of class and midterms, I completely stopped paying attention to what I was eating. At home, choosing what I want to eat and how I want to make it is a big part of every day. Here I ignore my cravings, the process of cooking and the taste of the food. As my workload increases, I eat based on what’s cheapest or easiest. Food has stopped being fun, and although budget and practicality are important factors, they shouldn’t be allowed to completely dictate what is one of the

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best things about life. I blame the problem on time. In the hustle of class, seeing friends and reading Chinese philosophy, food often gets pushed to the side. When I come home exhausted, the last thing I want to do is think about crafting a real dinner, let alone making the time-consuming walk to the supermarket. I am anxious about work and convinced I need to get eating out of the way quickly in order to be productive. So I make the same boring, unsatisfying things over and over again, using whatever happens to be in the kitchen. There is very little regard to what my body wants or what might be fun to cook. I have an egg-white omelet with spinach and mozzarella at least four times a week, not necessarily because I’m craving eggs, but because I know it takes five minutes and creates only one dish to wash. The meal’s simplicity is not even relaxing, and I don’t pause for long enough to enjoy any step of

the process. I’m usually texting, on Facebook chat or watching TV while I cook, and I inhale dinner regardless of whether I’m particularly hungry or the food is particularly yummy. Then I commence the stage where I raid my pantry for peanut butter and chocolate chips, using snack food merely as a means to procrastinate. Because there are a million things that seem more urgent, dishes get left in the sink for days. I close my bedroom door so I don’t have to look at the pile, which tomorrow will be just another excuse to eat cereal for dinner. Although my meals keep me alive and give me energy, they definitely don’t do a lot for my soul. One aspect of the joy we get from food is in choosing what we want to eat. We always know what will complement a perfect day or what will erase a terrible one. After a bad night at school, instead of driving to Wawa for chocolate milk and a pack of Oreos like I might do at home,

I take the cookie that’s handed to me, just because it’s there. I am not excited about it, and I’m probably thinking about something else while I’m eating. When you choose food based on what is practical and not what you want or need, even eating your favorite cookie is as dull and meaningless as clipping your nails. Meals that used to be events become lines on a to-do list. We have other obligations, and pizza parties and Slurpees after soccer games are the sort of treats that cannot really survive in the adult world. But I know that we can bring back some of that fun. Actually, we need to. As I was thinking about this column, I made a resolution to start having more fun with food. Wednesday, even though I probably should have spent the afternoon at the gym or doing homework, I lounged around in the sun, eating ice cream. Afterwards I made the walk to the grocery store because it was a perfect fall day and I needed

tomatoes for a new recipe. Today I squeezed in my favorite pizza and wings before a meeting. My soul felt pretty darn solid, and I wasn’t even late. That’s the thing: there’s always enough time. There is always enough time to make dinner, get lunch with a friend, have Grotto’s after class and walk the long way home through the woods. Signing forms, studying and applying for internships are not the things we’re supposed to be living for— something I’ve forgotten in the past few months. The very point of all that stuff, all the stupid menial things we have to do, is to provide the means to enjoy everything that really matters. Everyone has a different list, but to me that means some combination of listening to Blood on the Tracks and watching Ferris Bueller, reading on the beach and eating the food that I really want, with the people I love, for as many meals as I can.

UDairy raises funds for ice cream truck BY ERIN DUGAN Staff Reporter

Senior Jennifer Rodammer, the UDairy Creamery assistant manager, consumed 3.25 pounds of ice cream in seven minutes as part of an ice cream eating contest at the UDairy Carnival on Friday. The carnival was held to fundraise for the purchase of a campus ice cream truck. Almost every afternoon and evening, the Russell Dining Hall has a single line that barely wavers in length due to the high demand for UDairy Creamery ice cream. The ice cream is made less than two miles away from the dining hall at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. However, for many students the location of the Creamery is less than convenient. Creamery marketing manager Jenna Byers says the ice cream truck can help satisfy the demand for their ice cream on main campus. “People have this idea that South Campus is so far away,” Byers says. “There are so many people interested in what we do, but the distance is too far. We wanted to make a better connection between the Creamery and students.” Byers, who developed the idea for the ice cream truck, says it would raise awareness of both the creamery and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. She says she thinks students would like the convenience of buying from a truck as opposed to walking to the storefront. The Creamery tried to offset some of the ice cream truck costs with a carnival fundraiser held on the North Green, where proceeds benefited the new venture,

Rodammer says. “We don’t have an exact numerical goal but it’s something that we will be fundraising for until we are certain we have enough,” Rodammer says. “Events like this one have the potential to become more regular.” With the purchase of a $4 ticket, attendees received endless ice cream samples, face painting and balloon animals. Additional 50-cent tickets could be purchased for participation in relay races, ice cream trivia and competitions in both cone-stacking and scooping. Junior UDairy employee Marisa Del Corso, who worked the pumpkin ice cream sample table, says she thinks the ice cream truck would be good for those who rarely go to South Campus. “I think students who never go to South Campus feel like it is so far,” Del Corso says. “They are really missing out. There are so many great people who work there and the ice cream is amazing. The Creamery has gotten so popular so quickly. I think a truck is just natural extension.” The UDairy Creamery, established in 2008, uses milk from the university’s dairy cows, which was originally shipped to Kilby Cream and made into ice cream. In 2009, the Creamery began to work with Hy-Point Dairy, which currently ships the milk to Cumberland, NJ to make the ice cream base. By November of 2010, ground was broken for the Creamery storefront, which officially opened on April 30, 2011 next to the Fred Rust Ice Arena. The creamery has since expanded its business, and ice cream is currently available at every dining

hall, the Main Street Barnes and Noble, the university Marriott Hotel, Rodney Market, Harrington Mart and POD on Laird Campus. Student services coordinator Krista Urbaniak says she was happy to attend the carnival and help fundraise for the ice cream truck. “I am here to support the truck,” Urbaniak says. “I love The Green ice cream, the mint with fudge brownies and chocolate swirls. Since I work in the Registrar’s Office, it would be much easier to get ice cream from a truck. I also have kids who would absolutely love it.” While a date of purchase has yet to be determined, many of the ideas surrounding the truck have already been outlined. “Since we have about 30 flavors, we would be serving six to eight different flavors per day,” Byers says. “The truck will be driven by the Creamery’s student employees and might have two different routes, one on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and another for Tuesdays and Thursdays.” One tentative route drawn up by the UDairy Creamery would include four stops: on South College Avenue at Amstel Avenue, East Delaware Avenue, at the Laird Campus footbridge and on Elkton Road at Amstel Avenue. As for flavor recommendations, Del Corso says she cannot pick just one. “I could never choose one, so I have four,” she says. “Delaware River Mud Pie is incredible, Sweet Potato Pie sounds strange but is delicious, Peanut Cocoa-Loco is the perfect chocolate peanut butter combo and the summer flavor Key Lime Pie is amazing. I could eat this ice cream all the time.”

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The UDairy Creamery held a carnival on Friday to raise funds for an ice cream truck, an idea developed by creamery marketing manager Jenna Byers. The event featured flavor samples and an ice cream eating contest.


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Worrilow, Pierce, Hurley heal many injuries during bye Seventeen injured scholarship athletes did not play in Maine loss at home BY DANIEL MCINERNEY Sports Editor

Each day begins at 6:30 a.m. for sophomore quarterback Trent Hurley. As most of the campus’ students sleep, Hurley is on his way to the training room to get treatment on his injured left foot. An hour later Hurley is off to class for a few hours before returning to the training room for a second treatment. He then heads to the practice field. Hurley injured his foot when the Hens played William & Mary on Sept. 22. Head coach K.C. Keeler said he should have given Hurley time off to heal his foot then. “To re-do this, in hindsight, we wish we would have taken the New Hampshire game and said, ‘You are not playing,’ and put him in a cast and try to get him close to 100 percent,” Keeler said. “But the way he played the first four games, it’s tough to do that.” The bye week could not have come at a better time for Delaware, as the Hens are fighting injuries at just about every position. Following

Delaware’s game against Maine on Oct. 6, Hurley’s foot was placed in a cast for eight days. The cast allowed his foot to heal close to 100 percent. It was taken off Sunday, and Hurley has returned to the practice field. “It is part of football,” Hurley said. “Football is a physical game, and you are going to get banged up during the season. You can’t get down on yourself. You need to stay positive.” Unfortunately for the Hens, Hurley is not the only player to be injured this season. Junior running back Andrew Pierce, who became just the fourth running back in Delaware history to rush for over 3,000 career yards, pulled his hamstring in practice the week of the Maine game and saw very limited action in the contest. Like Hurley, Pierce has been spending extra time in the training room rehabbing his injury. His day typically begins in the warm whirlpool tub, followed by numerous stretches and exercises to strengthen his hamstring. He then heads out to the practice field early to do extra drills with a small

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Sophomore quarterback Trent Hurley hands the ball off to junior running back Andrew Pierce in the season opener against West Chester University. Since then, both players have sustained injuries. group of players. After practice, he is extra coach during the week, helping inexperienced players to step up and back in the training room icing his leg prepare the other linebackers for the fill the voids, a situation similar to the Hens’ upcoming game. 2008 season during which the Hens and working to get back on the field. Keeler said he is unsure if the lost several starters to injury. According “I am trying to do everything I can to get back on Tuesday,” Pierce senior linebacker can return for this to Keeler, the main difference between said. “Start running and do everything weekend’s game, but if any player this season and 2008 is Delaware is I need to do [to] get ready to play on can, it would be Worrilow. Despite the able to put much higher quality of physical pains for the Hens, Keeler players on the field this year. Saturday.” Players like redshirt freshman In total, 17 scholarship players did said he is confident that Delaware can linebacker Jeff Williams and not play for the Hens against Maine, continue to play at a high level. “I acknowledge we have injuries, sophomore wide receiver Michael and 14 scholarship players are out for but I know the talent we have so we Johnson have made significant impacts the year with injuries. At his Monday press conference, have no excuses,” Keeler said. “We through the first six weeks of the Keeler said Paul Worrilow was hurt are not experienced, but we have the season. in practice during the team’s bye talent.” Keeler has called upon younger, week. He said Worrilow will act as an See BYE WEEK page 31

Ziady named new AD, brings financial mindset to Delaware’s athletic programs BY Daniel McInerney Sports Editor

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New Athletic Director Eric Ziady spoke at a press conference Wednesday.

University President Patrick Harker announced at a press conference Wednesday that Eric Ziady is Delaware’s new athletic director. The announcement created a buzz among the players and coaches. “We had a coaches’ meeting earlier in the day and you could just tell the energy and the vision and the direction and the excitement,” football head coach K.C. Keeler said. Ziady brings 23 years of experience in athletic administration to Delaware. He has spent the previous 14 years at Boston College and the nine years before that at Northeastern. He was first introduced to Delaware athletics while at Northeastern and noticed the pride

Delaware has for its sports teams. “I had an opportunity to spend some time on campus and an opportunity to spend some time downtown,” Ziady said. “To walk up and down Main Street, to see Delaware gear everywhere […] I was always impressed with the people, the campus and the interest of the community.” Women’s basketball head coach Tina Martin and men’s soccer head coach Ian Hennessy were members of the seven-person search committee appointed by Harker. The search committee was assembled to find a replacement for Bernard Muir, who left for the athletic director position at Stanford University this summer. Ziady’s experience with finances in college athletics and his vision for the future of Delaware made him

a strong candidate for the position, Martin said. During his tenure at Boston College, Ziady negotiated a multi-million dollar deal with Under Armour that supplied apparel and equipment to its 31 teams. Martin said the final decision to hire Ziady came after meeting with him and hearing his goals for Delaware athletics. “He was very well versed in Delaware athletics when he came for his interview and has a really good grasp on the teams, the success and the tradition here at UD,” she said. “He definitely has big plans for all programs here and he wants to uplift them and head us in the right direction.”

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Wednesday, Oct. 17 Men’s Soccer at Drexel 7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Villanova Bob Carpenter Sports Center 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 Women’s Soccer at James Madison 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 Volleyball vs. Northeastern Bob Carpenter Sports Center 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Football vs. Rhode Island Homecoming at Delaware Stadium 3:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. Hofstra Bob Carpenter Sports Center 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 Men’s soccer vs. Hofstra Delaware Mini-Stadium 1 p.m.

Henpeckings   Men’s Soccer: The Delaware men’s soccer team tied, 1-1, at James Madison University on Sunday. James Madison scored first at the 49-minute mark, but junior defender Mark Garrity scored in the 74th minute to get the tie. The Hens’ record is now 3-8-3 overall (1-2-2 CAA). Volleyball: The Delaware volleyball team lost, 3-0, at James Madison on Friday. The Hens were led by freshman utility Katie Hillman who had 10 kills and nine digs on the night. Delaware rebounded on Saturday as the Hens used a late rally to win, 3-2, at George Mason. Delaware is now 9-12 overall (4-2 CAA).   Men’s Swimming and Diving: The Delaware men’s swimming and diving team lost at George Mason, 157-143, on Saturday. Senior captain Ryan Roberts swept all the backstroke events to win three races. Junior freestyler Paul Gallagher won two events for the Hens. The Hens’ record is now 1-1 (0-1 CAA). Women’s Swimming and Diving: The Delaware women’s swimming and diving team won, 206-92, at George Mason on Saturday. Junior freestyler Shea Solt won three events for the second-straight meet. Delaware is now 2-0 overall (1-0 CAA).   Women’s Golf: The Delaware women’s golf team finished in 13th place at the Hoosier Fall Invitational in Florence, Ind. this weekend. The Hens finished with a three-round total of 979. Sophomore Andrea Slane shot a nine over par 81 on Sunday on her way to finishing 44th in the individual standings.

“WELCOME TO TEBOWCENTER” BY MATT BITTLE ESPN has done a lot of good things. As the first full-time American sports television channel, they have covered a lot of events and have undoubtedly increased the popularity of sports as a whole in the United States. The company also provided a platform for fans to get information and share their opinions, thanks to their multitude of TV shows, radio stations and websites. Yet, ESPN is far from perfect. Long-time watchers will know what I mean when I say I have grown sick of their selfish, pandering, ratings-first attitude. ESPN has become too big for its own good. Like all TV networks, ESPN strives for good ratings. This makes sense—to a degree. Ratings equal revenue and money makes the world go ‘round. But you can become so focused on ratings you lose track of your journalistic ideals, and that’s what ESPN has done. There’s one thing in particular the company does that drives me up the wall. ESPN takes

interesting and notable topics and rams them down the viewer’s throat. They simply refuse to shut up about certain things. A few years ago it was Brett Favre, Brett Favre and Brett Favre. Then it was Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods and then LeBron James, LeBron James and LeBron James. But now, it’s worse than ever. ESPN has become the Tim Tebow Show. The network simply will not stop talking about the New York Jets’ backup quarterback. Yes, football is the nation’s preferred sport, and yes, Tebow is an interesting story. It is also true ESPN is not the only network with a Tebow fetish. But they are the worst. No other backup quarterback—heck, perhaps no other NFL player—gets the coverage Tebow gets. Liam Neeson visited ESPN a few weeks ago. Naturally, ESPN had him on the air, since that’s what all the cool sports networks do—they bring in celebrities with no connection to sports. Neeson was asked what he thought about the third-year quarterback. The actor, who is from Ireland and has only seen two football games in his life, said the interviewer was “speaking ancient Arabic.” Having Neeson, a figure with no connection to sports, on the air is bad enough. Asking him about a sport he doesn’t understand is worse. And cramming a mention of Tebow in there is worst of all. I guarantee you Tebow receives more mentions than the NHL lockout. And “SportsCenter” is not the worst offender. No, that “honor” belongs to the cesspool of stupidity known as “First Take,” also known as the place where the brainless duo of Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless argue incessantly. Actually, it isn’t even arguing. Rather, they just yell inane comments at one another, mostly about how Tebow will save the world from the Mayan apocalypse and win both the Super Bowl and Wimbledon while doing so. You think I’m exaggerating? Then watch the show and witness your IQ drop by 30 points. The

point is, ESPN gets carried away—kind of like I did there. ESPN insists Tebow is a story. In doing so, they make him a story. As the biggest sports network in America, they have a duty to report on the news fairly and accurately. All too often, they forget this and start creating news. If Mickey Mantle returned from the grave and hit a home run to win the World Series for the New York Yankees, Tebow’s run to Dunkin’ Donuts would still be the opening story on SportsCenter. Tim Tebow isn’t the first iteration of this phenomenon, nor will he be the last, sadly. With ESPN so focused on not just reporting the news but on creating it, the network’s credibility will continue to decay. The channel may make huge profits, and it may be popular, but what it’s doing is an embarrassment to everyone. Sports fans get sick of hearing about ESPN’s figure of the day, and journalists become frustrated with ESPN dragging their profession’s good name through mud, using it—and abusing it—for ratings. It’s a farce. ESPN also comes under some fire for stealing scoops. When a reporter with another company breaks a story, they will sometimes report it, crediting it to “sources.” That’s pretty vague. And a journalistic no-no. It’s something that has happened on multiple occasions in the past few months. Those journalists deserve to be credited for their work, not relegated to as a “source.” ESPN needs to realize that they have a duty—to present sports news fairly and accurately. They owe it to their viewers and to journalists everywhere. The company has become too much like a business, so devoted to being successful that it has completely forgotten how to report the news rather than make it. Matt Bittle is a Sports Editor at The Review. Send questions, comments and a new host for Sunday NFL Countdown to mraven@udel.edu

Under Preview Delaware vs. Rhode Island About the teams: About Delaware: The Hens have a record of 4-2, with a 1-2 CAA mark. They have lost their last two games and have been outscored, 60-10, in the last six quarters. Sophomore quarterback Trent Hurley has been banged up for the past two games, and junior running back Andrew Pierce missed most of the Hens’ last game. The Hens are ranked No. 22 in the country in the Coaches Poll. About Rhode Island: The Rams, picked to finish 10th in the preseason poll, are 0-6. They have lost all of their games by double-digits and rank last in the conference in scoring offense and scoring defense. Junior quarterback Bob Bentsen is ninth in the CAA in total offense.

Football Time: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Location: Delaware Stadium

Why the Hens can win: Delaware has been much better than the Rams this season, as evidenced by the stark difference in the two teams’ records. Rhode Island is last in the conference in both yards per play gained and yards per play allowed. In addition, Hurley and Pierce should both be able to play. Count on Keeler having the team fired up after two embarrassing losses.

Why the Hens could lose: Rhode Island may have struggled this season, but they’re still playing for pride. The Rams, who beat Delaware, 38-34, last year, will be motivated to upset the Hens in the Homecoming game. If Pierce or Hurley struggle because of their injuries, the Hens’ offense will suffer.

The numbers: 221.0: The average number of yards the Rams have gained per game, last in the CAA. 45: The total number of points the Hens have scored after six games. 166: The number of points the Hens have scored after six games.

The prediction: Delaware should come out pumped up and ready. Even if Pierce and Hurley aren’t at 100 percent, the Hens should be able to overcome the Rams and move to 5-2. Delaware: 27 Rhode Island: 7 -Matt Bittle Sports Editor


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AD: Harker expects Ziady to help Delaware gain high student-athlete graduation rates Continued from page 28 Harker said he hopes to reach Boston College’s student-athlete graduation rate of 97 percent, which is the second-highest in the nation. He emphasized his goal of continuing success both on and off the field. “When an athletics program is as important to this campus and to this community as ours, you have to make sure you are inviting in someone who shares the university’s values and the community’s values,” Harker said. “And [who] has the experience, the character and the vision to promote the UD growth in athletic competition and academic success.”

Ziady said he will draw from his experiences at Boston College and Northeastern to assist him in achieving his goals of academic and athletic success. He said he will also lean on the current staff and coaches early on to help him learn more about the athletic programs at Delaware. Volleyball head coach Bonnie Kenny said she was excited to learn about the hiring of Ziady and eager for him to discover the Delaware athletics community. Kenny said she is looking forward to seeing where Ziady will take the athletics programs. “You always have a plan to try and get to the next level, and

hopefully he will be able to lead us in that direction,” Kenny said. “I always want to get better. I think it’s a great opportunity for him, and obviously he has paid his dues and I am glad that he is here.” In addition to improving Delaware’s athletic programs, Ziady said he is looking to connect with the Delaware fans and community. He also said continuing the success of Delaware’s athletic programs is important. “We want to be competitive,” Ziady said. “I met with the coaches earlier and I told them I want to win as much as anybody. I did not come down here to lose.”

Foreign players thriving as key parts of teams BY Matt Bittle sports Editor

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Senior defender Polly Reinicker (5) makes a tackle in Sunday’s game.

Lady Hens take 1-0 Senior Day victory

Delaware’s seniors play important role in Sunday success over ODU BY RYAN MARSHALL Managing Sports Editor

Flashes of white jerseys and blurs of pink running around dark blue statues highlighted a Senior Day win for the Delaware women’s soccer team. The players wore pink socks and headbands to support breast cancer awareness, and they took control of the ball early. It almost never left their pink-socked legs as they fired 25 shots Sunday for a 1-0 victory against the Old Dominion Monarchs at the Delaware Mini-Stadium. Although Delaware only scored one goal, they allowed just four shots and only two quality-scoring chances to Old Dominion. Hens’ senior defender Polly Reinicker said the defenders have been successful finding the feet of their midfielders instead of just kicking the ball downfield and hoping to connect a player. “It’s finding feet but also playing quickly and playing smart,” Reinicker said. “If somebody has a mark on them maybe not play them but really finding the open player as fast as we can. So we can keep splitting them before they’re able to get all their numbers behind the ball.” Control of the ball really made the Monarchs’ attack ineffective, and most of their players stayed back to defend most of the game. At first, it seemed as if the 500 fans that came out for Senior Day would be disappointed because the ball would not find the back of the net. However, in the 58th minute the Hens finally finished one of

their many shots, as three seniors touched the ball. Midfielder Melissa Pennington ran the ball up the right wing and dumped a pass to forward Ali Miller. Miller made a quick move and made a no look heel pass behind her to midfielder Tania Domingos. Domingos faked and put a bend on the ball that squeaked by the goalkeeper’s hands. The shot was low and to the left corner with no chance for a save. “I saw the ball coming towards me, and there was a defender kind of right in front of me,” Domingos said. “So I tried to fake her out and pretend like I was going to shoot the first time and hit it in front of me, and I took the shot and didn’t really look up.” She said the ball hit off a defender, and she got a little lucky, but she was in the correct position to make a play and was able to do so. It was the first time in the game where the Hens got the little bit of luck to help finish one of their many chances. The Hens filter most of their offense through Miller, Domingos said. She said they push the ball up to Miller and let her go to work on the defenders. “She’s very good at receiving it with the goal to her back,” Domingos said. “And then she kind of looks up and plays back that one person in front of her and runs around and gets it back again.” Miller was successful today because she had nine shots in the match and assisted on the only goal of the game.

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When senior Frida Nilsson, a native of Sweden, was looking at colleges, her parents suggested she attend a university in the United States. Nilsson, an avid golfer in Sweden, said she wanted to find a college that had first-rate academics and a good golf program. She ultimately opted for the University of Idaho before transferring to Delaware after two years. Nilsson now competes with Delaware’s golf team and is one of more than two dozen student-athletes at the university who originate from other nations, such as Spain, China and New Zealand. Men’s soccer head coach Ian Hennessy, who grew up in Ireland and played soccer at Seton Hall University, said international student-athletes tend to fit in well at Delaware because it is somewhat of a melting pot. “The university has over 4,000 students, graduate students, visiting scholars and teachers internationally, so we really kind of fit in and add to the diversity in a positive way,” Hennessy said. Of the 25 players on the men’s soccer team, 10 are from other countries, making it the most diverse of the university’s 21 teams. Hennessy attributed the team’s large international presence to both his background and Delaware’s historic lack of success in the sport. “The kids that we want are the same kids that Duke, UCLA and Stanford want,” he said. “And we have to be honest, we’re probably not going to get those guys.” The field hockey team also has several international players. Three of the team’s players have come from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, countries traditionally considered to excel at the sport. Head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof, who is from the Netherlands, said the union of foreign and local players can help both sides. “There’s a benefit that they can bring to us, and at the same time we have benefits with the American players that we can share with the foreigners,” he said. “And so, indirectly, if they can work together we can create a synergy effect that will allow us to be better than we would be without each other.” Van de Kerkhof said field hockey players from other nations are often more technically sound and have more

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Senior golfer Frida Nilsson, native of Sweden, watches her approach shot. tactical awareness, while American optimistic when coming to the United players tend to be more physically States. skilled. “First of all, I went to the Freshman midfielder Michaela University of Idaho for two years to Patzner, who played for the Under-18 play golf there,” she said. “I wanted to Junior National team in Germany, combine golf and school, so that’s why said the biggest transition for her on I went there, and then, it wasn’t really the field was the increase in difficulty what I expected.” with regard to physicality. She also She said after she left Idaho, she said the American game was not quite was contacted by Delaware’s golf as advanced in terms of tactics and coach, Patty Post, who recruited her for technique. the university. Nilsson said it gave her Patzner chose to study abroad an opportunity to continue to play golf and received a number of offers from as well as study. schools hoping to have her play field She said there were a number of hockey with them. She chose Delaware, things she had to get used to initially in she said, because she wanted to help the United States, as simply interacting build a program. with people was different than in her “There were also a lot of good homeland. Nilsson also said Europeans schools, but I wanted to play at a school often travel more to other countries than where a new program starts,” Patzner Americans and are more knowledgeable said. “I can be a part of that. Not playing about other nations. on a team which is already established Nilsson, who spends about four but building something.” months of the year visiting family in However, foreign student-athletes Sweden, said she would like to stay in are not immune to the challeneges America after college. associated with transitioning to a new Van de Kerkhof and Hennessy culture with different customs. both said they often hear of foreign Van de Kerkhof said the hardest players from contacts they have made part of transitioning to the United States over the years. is generally adapting to the lifestyle. “The question is, ‘Are they a good “If you compare where I’m from fit culturally, academically?’” Hennessy in the Netherlands with America, said. America’s 24 hours,” he said. “It never He said his goal is ultimately to stops, it never stops.” increase the Delaware soccer program’s Van de Kerkhof and Hennessy profile so he can count on recruiting both cited differences in food as a more elite American players. Hennessy challenge for many foreign student- also said he is pleased with the mix of athletes. Van de Kerkhof also said since players on the team currently. English is now commonly spoken “It’s a human spirit,” he said. “It’s around the world, the language barrier a UD spirit, it’s not international spirit is not a huge problem. or American spirit.” Nilsson said she was initially


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“Coming off the victory [over] William & Mary, we wanted to come in and just completely annihilate them to show everyone that wasn’t a fluke,” senior midfielder Anna Lenczyk said. “So that was important, but I’d say we dominated. We were knocking on the door the whole time, we could have had a few more goals, but we came out with the ‘W’ and it was a good game.” Although Delaware produced more opportunities, the one goal was all that was needed. The defense held strong despite a lone scoring chance in the 78th when Old Dominion made a quick counterattack that caught Delaware off-guard. However, the Monarchs’ attacker did not get a powerful shot off and the ball rolled into junior goalkeeper Jessica Levy’s arms. “Our game plan really is to stay tight on our marks,” Reinicker said. “Make sure we’re following them and always cover for each other in case the ball goes over top.” The Hens have played all season without senior captain defender Taylor Thompson because of a torn ACL. She said the team really played together, and the seniors’ leadership showed on the field. Thompson said the adjustments at halftime really made a difference

in finding the back of the net. “I think coming out in the beginning of the season we needed leadership on the field,” Thompson said. “And I think everyone in my class, the senior class, really stepped up and became the leaders that we needed on the field.” Head coach Scott Grzenda said Thompson has been a phenomenal part of the team despite her injury. He said she is there every game and every practice, motivating the Hens and getting them prepared even though she is not on the field. Grzenda said having her on the bench is like having another coach. Reinicker and Thompson would have been playing defense together if not for the injury. Even though she is not on the pitch, Reinicker found a way to keep Thompson with her at all times. She said she writes a No. 3 on her taped wrist every game. “She’s the biggest leader,” she said. “Even though she’s on the sideline, she’s on the field with us. She’s always telling us good pointers. You know, what to do, what to fix and motivating us.” The Hens solidified their spot in the CAA Tournament but still have work to do to get the first or second seed. Last year Delaware lost in the semifinals, but Grzenda said the team is different than last year. He said the team had more scoring last year, but this year they attack in a different way.

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Senior midfielder Tanya Domingos tracks down the ball. She scored the game-winning goal on Senior Day against Old Dominion University. “I think the difference between record of 9-6 (6-2 CAA). that team and this team is we have Reinicker said losing two CAA maybe eight or 10 different people games in a row really brought the who are scoring,” Grzenda said. team together. It showed this past “When it comes down to the game, weekend when the Hens won two the other team really has got to important conference games. watch to all of us as opposed to “If any year, it’s this year,” just keying in on one person or the Reinicker said. “I think the past other.” weekend that we did have two Delaware attempts to win its losses, we were able to come back seventh CAA game Thursday at really shows that we can come James Madison. The win Sunday together as a team and beat these placed the Hens in second place good teams. I really think we have in the conference with an overall a good shot.”

Williams is third on the team in tackles and Johnson is first in recieving yards for all players. While Keeler said he is excited for the future, his focus is still on the remaining five games on the schedule. Both Keeler and Worrilow said it is important to take each game individually. “We can’t think too far ahead,” Worrilow said. “If we lose this weekend that could be the whole season, so we have to get a win [against] Rhode Island no matter what it takes.” The Hens return to action this Saturday against Rhode Island for Homecoming. They then go on to play four of the top six teams in the CAA with games against Old Dominion, Towson, Richmond and Villanova. Worrilow said he expects the Hens to come together and finish the rest of the season strong after stumbling in the last two games. “There’s a lot of emotion, especially when we lose two games so poorly,” Worrilow said. “The biggest thing is getting everyone back to one heartbeat so when we get on the field we are operating on all cylinders.”


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