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ond half and made some field offensive rebounds and easy buckets for us.” goals.” Sports Editor A lay-up by forward Tobias Tennessee outscored Tony Jones had seen Vanderbilt 47-34 over the Harris with 1:09 remaining gave the Vols a 65-64 enough from the Tennessee game’s final 20 minutes. "We shot 49 percent in the l e a d . men's basketball team leading up to Saturday's SEC second half,” Jones said. “I game against Vanderbilt. Jones, the acting head coach during Bruce Pearl's eight-game, in-conference suspension, gave the team a spirited halftime speech, and the Volunteers (11-6, 1-2 SEC) responded with a 67-64 come-from-behind win over the Commodores (12-4, 1-2 SEC) Saturday afternoon in Thompson-Boling Arena. “To come back from 17 down to win that game shows the character of this team,” Jones said. “I talked George Richardson to the team about how • The Daily Beacon enough is enough. Enough is enough. “You're a talented basket- Cameron Tatum celebrates late against Vanderbilt on ball team with talented play- Saturday. Tatum helped lead the Vols in a ers, and you're coming up second-half comeback to upend the Commodores 67short. Enough is enough. I 64 in front of the season’s largest crowd with ESPN’s had a few choice words for GameDay crew in attendance.
told the team it was an aberration shooting 20 percent in the first half. Guys were just so pumped and jacked up before the game. I was kind of afraid of that on the offensive end.” Junior guard Scotty Hopson led the Vols with 16 points, including 14 in the second half. “Guys just made an effort (in the second half) and made it apparent that we we're going to get to the rim relentlessly,” Hopson said. “We did that, and it created
The freshman later extended UT’s lead to three by hitting two free throws with 3 seconds left. He finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Center Brian Williams controlled the paint with 12 rebounds to go along with eight points. “Obviously, Brian Williams was huge for us,” Jones said. “Especially in the second half with eight offensive rebounds. He scored the basketball.” See Vols on Page 3
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them. They responded. They came out and played Tennessee basketball.” The Vols trailed 30-20 at the half, but only after a 7-0 UT run during the last two minutes of the half cut the Commodore lead to 10. “One thing I also told the team is the reason we won that basketball game is because we cut that deficit to 10 at halftime,” Jones said. “17 (points) would have been tougher to come back from. When we cut it to 10, it was manageable. We came out with a lot of spirit in the sec-
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Meighan Simmons launches one of four made 3-pointers against Vanderbilt on Saturday. Simmons led the team with 17 points in a 68-56 win, improving the Lady Vols to 5-0 in SEC play. the Tennessee Lady Vols fend off the pesky Vanderbilt Commodores 68-56 Saturday night at Thompson-Boling Arena. An attendance of 17,853 marked the largest crowd at any Lady Vols home game since Feb. 24, 2008, when a crowd of 20,249
roaring Vanderbilt comeback mounted in the second half — but in the end big shots made by Angie Bjorklund and freshman Meighan Simmons of the Lady Vols propelled the Big Orange to a close victory, in Lady Vol terms. “I think when we face any opponent, we have to know that
they always have fight in the second half,” junior forward Glory Johnson said after the game. “Our coach said that they were 14 percent shooting-wise in the first half and 48 percent in the second half. We always have to be ready for that no matter what.” As cold as the Lady Vols (172, 5-0) started the game, hitting only two shots in their first 13 tries, the Commodores were even colder. Vanderbilt (12-6, 3-2) missed 20 consecutive shots during a stretch of almost 10 minutes in the first half, going without a basket from 16:12 to 6:49. Still, the Commodores were never out of the contest and used their scrappiness and inside presence on defense to slow down the normally dominant Lady Vol offense. “Vandy is a great defensive team,” Bjorklund, who played all 40 minutes of the contest for the Lady Vols, said. “They’re very disciplined, and I give them a lot of credit for their defensive game plan. They were doubling down, but at the same time we just need to be more efficient on offense. We need to execute a lot better.” At 6:23 mark in the second half, Tennessee head coach Pat Summit was visibly disgusted with the inefficiencies of the interior Lady Vols’ offense and took action. “Why do you think I called a timeout?” Summit said after the game. “I told them, ‘No more threes.’ We needed to get more paint points.” The Lady Vols went into halftime leading 29-17 and led the Commodores by as much as 16 points in the first half. Vanderbilt finished the half shooting 7-of-37 (18.9 percent) from the field, the worst of any Tennessee opponent in the first half this season, while the Lady Vols mustered just 11-of32 (34.4 percent). See Lady Vols on Page 3
UT scientists discover source of lunar water Blair Kuykendall News Editor UT researchers have recently uncovered the probable source of water deposits left on the lunar surface. Lawrence Taylor, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, has already achieved great acclaim in the scientific community, proving the existence of abundant water deposits on the Moon. His new findings indicate that some of this water originated from various comets’ collision with the moon. “Cometary water-ice exists in the permanently shadowed craters at the poles of the Moon, where the temperatures are on the order of -230 degrees Celsius — 40 Kelvin,” Taylor said. His findings have indicated that water deposits may be present inside the moon as well. However, the deposits on the lunar surface could be of significant benefit for space exploration. “This water-ice will be a chal-
lenge for the astronauts to recover, but is in great supply and could provide liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as fuel for rockets — having empty gas tanks after escaping Earth’s gravity,” he said. While Taylor believes comets may be responsible for water deposits on the moon’s surface, he asserted water is in the moon’s interior as well. “The second form of water on the Moon is that of the ‘space dew’ originally reported by Pieters et al. (2010), and verified by Sunshine et al. (2010) and Clark (2010),” Taylor said. “This surficial, thin layer of water is probably formed by solar-wind proton (H+) bombardment of the lunar soil, creating OH and HOH bonds on the external surface of soil particles. Today we are addressing water in the moon — in minerals that crystallized from the lunar magmas and lavas.” The water that exists inside the moon may be of particular interest for geologists. “The water in the moon consists of OH discovered in quanti-
ties of up to 7000 parts per mil- great deal of moisture to an otherlion (0.7 wt%) in the mineral wise dry lunar surface. “Now we know that at this apatite, a late-stage crystallized mineral that is very rich in very early stage of the formation of the moon, ‘incompatible’ there was subelements, s t a n t i a l such as cometary water water,” input to both the Taylor said. moon and the “The presEarth,” Taylor ence of water said. “But, in magmas because the and minerals Earth already affects many had lots of of their physvolatiles, this ical propernew input made ties (e.g., UT earth and planetary little difference density, therscience professor to the overall mal capaciEarth water systy), which leads us to reconsider the origin tem. However, the dry moon of some of the volcanic rocks on absorbed this cometary water with its distinct D/H signature. the Moon.” The particular comets, or As the moon cooled from a large“dirty icebergs,” are hypothesized ly molten mass, this water to have collided with the early became part of the overall magma Earth and moon during their and rock systems of the moon.” Taylor’s findings indicated, developmental stages. Taylor conjectured that these collisions did however, that the water on the little to alter the state of planet moon originated from internal Earth, but in fact transferred a sources as well as collisions with
external forces of solar wind and comets. Taylor has explored the composition of lunar materials by employing secondary ion mass spectrometry to search for traces of water origins among rock samples brought back from the Apollo space missions. He anticipated further applications for this advancing technology. “We must search for water that is undoubtedly present in many other lunar minerals, pushing the cutting-edge capabilities of the analytical instrumentation — Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS),” Taylor said. This water does not exist in the form of water on earth, but instead consists of the elements hydrogen and oxygen, which could become water when liberated from their sources by heat. With these elements present on the lunar surface, the moon can potentially be used as a refueling station for space missions. Spacecraft could use liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as fuel to
reach planets that are farther away. “Science moves ahead as the capabilities of our sophisticated instrumentation become more capable of detecting smaller quantities of chemistry,” Taylor said. “As new instrumentation is developed, new scientific aspects can be addressed with these new capabilities.” Taylor’s findings were developed with the help of dedicated assistants. “The paper established the presence of water in the moon,” Yang Liu, research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said. “Such a landmark finding opens new avenues for understanding the formation of the Earth-moon system, evolution of the moon and may even shed light on the origin of water on Earth. Nature Geoscience, a leading scientific publication, will post Taylor’s findings online under the title “Extraterrestrial Hydrogen Isotope Composition of Water in Lunar Rocks.”
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Melissa Dooley and Michael Sena, both freshman architecture majors, chat in between classes in an open meeting area in Ayres Hall on Friday, Jan. 14. The two students, who had never been in the iconic UT building prior to renovations, discussed how the building’s exterior architecture suited the new interior renovations well.
Crime Log occurred some time between 5 p.m. on Jan. 7 and 11 a.m. on A UT student reported that an Jan. 13. The victim, a male stuunlisted suspect sent him harassdent, reported the value of the ing text messages between unlisted items as $184. approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 12. A student reported that her wallet was stolen in the UC At approximately 3:24 p.m., a Bookstore some time between UTPD officer assisted a student 3:30 and 3:40 p.m. in locating the student’s car on Fraternity Park Drive. Jan. 14 Jan. 12
1919: Post-World War I peace conference begins in Paris Ranger that was occupied by two individuals, a 24-year-old female and a 26-year-old male, both unaffiliated with UT. The officer discovered that the female subject had an outstanding warrant from Anderson County. She was taken into custody. The two subjects were also issued trespass warnings and were advised that they would be arrested for criminal trespassing if found on UT property.
At approximately 3:41 a.m. in the G11 parking garage, an offi— Crime Log is compiled by An officer responded to a poscer approached a 1988 Ford Robbie Hargett sible theft in Gibbs Hall, which Jan. 13
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On this day in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers — France, Great Britain, the United States and Italy — would make most of the crucial decisions in Paris over the next six months. For most of the conference, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson struggled to support his idea of a “peace without victory” and make sure that Germany, the leader of the Central Powers and the major loser of the war, was not treated too harshly. On the other hand, Prime Ministers Georges Clemenceau of France and David Lloyd George of Britain argued that punishing Germany adequately and ensuring its weakness was the only way to justify the immense costs of the war. In the end, Wilson compromised on the treatment of Germany in order to push through the cre-
ation of his pet project, an international peacekeeping organization called the League of Nations. Representatives from Germany were excluded from the peace conference until May, when they arrived in Paris and were presented with a draft of the Versailles Treaty. Having put great faith in Wilson’s promises, the Germans were deeply frustrated and disillusioned by the treaty, which required them to forfeit a great deal of territory and pay reparations. Even worse, the infamous Article 231 forced Germany to accept sole blame for the war. This was a bitter pill many Germans could not swallow. The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, five years to the day after a Serbian nationalist’s bullet ended the life of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and sparked the beginning of World War I. In the decades to come, anger and resentment of the treaty and its authors festered in Germany. — This Day in History is courtesy of history.com
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Matt Price, sophomore in mechanical engineering major, reads Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short” on his Kindle in Ayres Hall on Friday. The Daily Beacon is now available in the Kindle store, making the publication available on the Kindle as well as a number of other devices through the Kindle app.
Student Health Clinic implements cancellation and late arrival policies
In an effort to reduce the number of non-utilized provider appointments, to avoid disruption to timely patient evaluation, and as a commitment to quality care, formal cancellation and late arrival policies have been implemented at the Student Health Clinic. The Late Arrival Policy is: When scheduling an appointment, patients will be advised of their “clinic check-in time.” Patients who are late for their “clinic check-in time” will be considered a “late arrival.” The following options will be made available to patients who arrive late for their clinic check-in: 1) Patients may see the Front Office staff to reschedule their appointment. Should a patient elect to reschedule his or her provider will be notified, so that the provider’s office may contact the patient, if needed. 2) A patient may choose to wait to be seen by his or her provider at the provider’s next available opportunity. Since patients on time for their appointments will be given priority, patients arriving late should anticipate the likelihood of an extended wait, likely several hours. The Cancellation Policy is: Patients who have secured an appointment, but are unable to keep it, should cancel the appointment by contacting the Student Health Clinic Business office at (865) 974-3135 at least one hour in advance of their scheduled clinic check-in time. This window of time will permit other patients to be placed in their vacated appointment slot. Failure to contact the business office for appointment cancellation at least one hour in advance of the clinic check-in time will be recorded as a “missed appointment.” Patients with multiple missed Appointments will be required to meet with the Student Health Clinic Administrator, or his designee, prior to scheduling any further appointments at the clinic. An exception to this policy will only be made in situations where immediate evaluation and care are necessary. UT ranks among best values in public colleges
UT gives students a great “bang” for their tuition bucks, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine's annual best values rankings released this week. The magazine's “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” ranks American colleges based on academic quality and affordability. The Best Values program examined data from 500 public four-year schools and narrowed the list to about 120 public colleges and universities based on measures of academic quality. Each school was then ranked based on cost and financial aid. UT was the only Tennessee public university to make the top 100. Kiplinger’s considers characteristics including entrance exam scores, admissions and retention rates, graduation rates, student-faculty ratios, total cost for in-state students and average debt of students upon graduation. This year, UT gave 31 percent of its institutional scholarships to students of need and about 69 percent were merit-based. In 2005-2006, about 99 percent of UT's institutional scholarships were merit based. In recent years, UT has created several need-based scholarship programs that supplement the HOPE Scholarship and help ensure that money isn’t a stumbling block for academically eligible students through its Pledge, Promise and Achieve the Dream scholarship programs. For more information about Kiplinger's 2011 Best Values in Public Colleges rankings, visit http://portal.kiplinger.com/reports/best-college-values/.
Lady Vols continued from Page 1 In the second, Vanderbilt came out swinging, with two quick baskets from guard Jasmine Lister, who finished the game with a team-high 17 points, cutting the lead to eight points, and for the first time in several games, the Lady Vols began to feel pressure from an opponent in the second half. Tennessee responded with a 7-0 run of its own, though. Two free throws and a basket from center Kelley Cain and a threepoint play by Simmons put the game farther out of reach for Vanderbilt. Cain finished the game with four points but recorded a season-high 13 rebounds, while Simmons led all Tennessee scorers with 17 points. The Commodores wouldn’t get within 10 points again until the 5:43 mark as the Lady Vols continued to search for offensive consistency in the paint. Further, the
Lady Vols were uncharacteristically being beaten to loose balls, which turned into baskets for the Commodores. “Give Vanderbilt credit,” said Summit. “They did a great job of getting back in the game. We didn’t always get the loose balls like they did. We did enough to win, but it wasn’t our best performance. We did a better job in the first half of taking away their open looks. They got better and more efficient in the second half.” Lister hit a lay-up with 1:03 remaining to make it 64-56, but the comeback was not enough. Redshirt junior forward Vicki Baugh stepped into the game for one minute during the second half, welcomed by cheers and applause from Lady Vols fans. It was the first time she has seen playing time since Dec. 30 versus Rutgers because of injury. The Lady Vols remain unbeaten at home (10-0) and travel to Columbia, S.C., on Thursday to face South Carolina at 7 p.m. on FSN.
Vols continued from Page 1 Skylar McBee provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the Vols with 10 points. The crowd also gave the Tennessee team a distinct home-court advantage. “Coming into this game, I hadn’t seen ThompsonBoling like that, I don’t think, since I’ve been here,” Hopson said. ESPN’s College GameDay was in attendance and broadcasted live from the arena before the game. “It was an unbelievable crowd with 21,000 in the house,” Jones said. “Dickie V (Dick Vitale) in the house, College GameDay in
the house. Our fans showed what type of fans they are. No question, the best in the country. They proved that today.” The Vols avoided an 0-3 start in conference play with the win Saturday. Still, Jones knows the team needs to build on the momentum and have it carry over to the next game. “Our goal is to win an SEC championship,” Jones said. “To be 0-3, I don't know if that could have happened. I told them that your head coach, Bruce Pearl, would be extremely happy watching the game at his home, because you exemplified his skills of having a never-say-die approach. And I told them get ready for the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday.”
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Staff Column Owner to blame for Grizzlies woes Robbie Hargett Copy Editor The Memphis Grizzlies have been terrible in the past few years. To be fair, they weren’t good before that, either. But lately, the team seems to be plagued by missed opportunities and mismanagement. Probably the most questionable call was taking Hasheem Thabeet as the No. 2 pick overall in the 2009 draft (passing up on guys like Tyreke Evans and Stephen Curry). There are so many factors involved season to season, day to day, that affect a team, but one of the most influential, permanent factors affecting the Grizzlies is Michael Heisley, the majority owner. Heisley is a self-made billionaire who knows a lot about business, but not as much about the NBA. That wouldn’t be a problem, except he’s one of the most hands-on owners in the league. During an interview with Chris Vernon on his Fox Sports radio show, Heisley became hysterical as he defended his decisions and transactions involving the Grizzlies. The interview was depressing for fans, as Heisley admitted to acting against league customs, such as not signing rookies Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez until they met performance-based incentives. Typically, rookies are signed to maximum rookie contracts. During the interview, Heisley repeatedly made clear the fact that he would be the primary decision-maker, simultaneously snubbing the rest of his management staff, including general manager Chris Wallace. It also became apparent that he didn’t have the knowledge or capability to pilot the ship. The following exchange between Heisley and Vernon is one example of the absurdity of some of Heisley’s comments. Vernon: Why are you responsible for making the basketball decisions? Heisley: Why? I’ll tell you why. Because I’m the guy who makes up the difference between what we bring in in revenue and what we put out to pay for players. And believe me, kid, that is a lot of money. Vernon: But you would admit that’s not your expertise? Heisley: What’s not my expertise? Vernon: Basketball. Heisley: I know as much about basketball as most people. I’ve been a pro sports basketball fan for longer than most of these people have been alive. On the other hand, the entire interview is a good piece of entertainment. One blogger refrained from pulling quotes because he didn’t want to “deter anyone from listening to the whole thing themselves.” If you are a Grizzlies fan, or just an NBA fan in general, I suggest going to 730 Fox Sports’ website, www.730foxsports.com, and listening to the 37-minute-long interview. In the meantime, below are some things that Heisley did not say, but I wouldn’t put it past him. Michael Heisley fantasy quotes: — “When I played basketball as a kid — back then we called it Hoola-Hoop — we used to touch the good players so some of their talent would rub off on us. You know, rubbing the good shooter’s shooting arm was supposed to make you a better shooter. It’s superstitious, but Jerry West told me it works sometimes. So, basically, that’s what I told Tony Allen to do to O.J. Mayo.” — “Sometimes I watch my grandson play video games, and I see him casting his fishing line into trees. What is he trying to catch? Birds? Apples? Well, let me tell you something, fella: You can still catch an apple with a fishing pole; you just have to be a much more skilled fisherman. And I’ve been a skilled fisherman for longer than most of these apple trees have been alive. And another thing, if a pelican with a monocle asks you to take out a mortgage, then you had better not do it. Believe me, kid, that’s a lot of money, and you just don’t trust a pelican with a monocle.” — Robbie Hargett is a junior in English. He can be reached at email@example.com THE DAILY BACON • Blake Tredway
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Financial aid creates undue stress T he Social N etwo r k by
Elliott DeVore Do you struggle to make ends meet in the “gray area” between that first day of class and the day you finally receive your financial aid? Access for people of underrepresented groups and from low socio-economic statuses has been a hot topic in the world of higher education for quite some time. There has been so much research done, bills passed and initiatives created to help relieve the struggle to obtain funds for college. At the University of Tennessee we have an amazing program called the Tennessee Pledge and Promise Scholarship, which has enabled so many students, myself included, to afford a college education, helping to break the cycle of poverty. Now that some of the hurdles of securing funding have been removed, some of the issues that many now face actually seem to be receiving those secured funds at an appropriate time ... It is hoped in time to avoid that late fee notice for not paying your rent on time. The beginning of the semester is always a stressful time: new classes, new professors and the endless wait for financial aid. For many of us, the excess in loans and scholarships is the only way we can buy books, groceries, life necessities and, of course, pay our rent. Since that single check is the livelihood of many students, tomorrow seems like the coming of the Messiah. I’m happy that the universities have created a way for lowincome students to help pay for college, but current distribution practices seem to sustain this cycle of financial burden that many students live in. That money is not only to help us pay for school but also for living expenses. Newsflash: Our living expenses incurred from school begin once we return from break, not a week after classes start. I work two jobs on top of going to school full time, and worrying about buying my books before my first quiz is not something I want to do. UT has allowed us to transfer financial aid to our AllStar account so we can purchase books at the bookstore. But you know just as well as I do that the prices at the book store are enough
to make your dog roll over in its grave. Disbursing the money so late can sometimes force a student to spend more than necessary just to have the book in time. For a person who can barely afford Taco Bell until he gets his excess check, that simply is not an option. That extra $100 I could have saved ordering books online, had I received my financial aid earlier, could pay my KUB bill for a few months, or for two of my grad school applications, or for my car insurance. It does not seem fair to provide aid to a person while ensuring that you are getting a portion back. One reason they withhold aid is to ensure that a student will remain full time. Instead of withholding it, why not just bill and re-collect the money from the few students who do this … Some professors are not always the most understanding when it comes to situations like these, even though they are completely out of our control. We need to have more open dialogue between faculty and students about the financial limbo that is Jan. 12-19. If some faculty were more aware of this financial burden, students would feel much less stress early in the semester. I know some students who have dropped a class because they couldn’t afford the books … How disheartening is that? Arriving at a place in which we can have this dialogue could be quite the feat. In American society we are consumed by having money — or giving off the appearance that we do have money — and what it can buy. Because of that climate, disclosing our financial situation can be incredibly uncomfortable, making that dialogue tough to start. Those who aren’t able to purchase their books because of the late disbursement date are automatically at an academic disadvantage; let the catch-up game begin. We who are dependent on financial aid to attend school are already at a disadvantage because we lack socioeconomic privilege; with the late disbursement those issues are undoubtedly confounded. This is my last semester at UT, but I hope in the future there will be some changes made with financial aid disbursement. If you’re like me and skim by till disbursement day, I feel your pain. I guess we can just be thankful that we’re able to attend college in the first place. But hey, tomorrow treat your self to a lovely sitdown meal. I hear Taco Bell has a mean $2 combo (fresco style of course). — Elliott DeVore is a senior in psychology. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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As the love of my life, Eminem (You’ll be hearing various things about him from me this semester so take it with a grain of salt Lil’ Wayne fans), has said, “You keep treating me like a staircase, it’s time to step.” Never said better, Em … never said better. You’ll also be hearing a lot about someone unnamed, we’ll call him “He-who-must-not-be-named” or “You-knowwho.” Think of him as our Muggle-world Voldemort. While I, too, am guilty of being a doormat for a gentleman (eh, or not gentleman) a time or two, I’d like to think that I’ve been much more of a witness to these situations. 3 a.m. phone calls, 4 a.m. knocks on the door, 5 a.m. rides home; let’s just say I have a very low tolerance for this kind of behavior. While I enjoy the opinions of other ladies, I have to admit that I’m sick of reading columns in my favorite magazines that start with anything similar to “5 ways to get him to notice you.” Refer to my articles as more of a “5 ways to grow up and into yourself as an independent woman without relying on a man (boy) to make you feel good” kind of thing. No offense, ladies. This week I want to focus on a couple no-no’s I’ve seen recently. Eventually, we’ll cover some “yesyes” but I think it’s important to start with breaking some habits rather than forming them. What’s a better time than the new year, right? 1.) Don’t blow your girlfriends off for a boy. I know it’s tempting, but it’s really very sad, especially when you know he is not blowing his boys off for you. 2.) Please, do not make yourself available all the time. Also tempting. Not cute. Take it from Chase, a junior in Marketing, who “loves the chase.” “I like a girl to be available, but when she’s always available it makes you wonder if she has any friends or what. I love a little chase. Every guy loves the chase.” 3.) Pick him up when he needs a ride home from the bar; just don’t pick him up every time he needs a ride home from the bar. Here’s something to think about: He got there with some friends, he let them leave and suddenly realized he has no ride home?
Negative. He suddenly realized you’re eating out of the palm of his hand and he knows you’ll be his free taxi … again. 4.) Bring him everywhere with you and your girlfriends. Remember I’m talking about do not’s here. While we may enjoy his company (in reality, if he treats you badly, we probably don’t), we don’t enjoy his company when we’re watching “Sex & the City” and eating Cheerios in our panties. We also don’t like him in our apartment every single night. Moderation, ladies. Moderation. 5.) Talk about how frustrating, annoying, obnoxious and degrading he is … then go to dinner with him the same night. Either he is frustrating, annoying, obnoxious and degrading and you don’t want to spend time with him anymore, or he’s not. He can’t be all those things and “really sweet, sensitive and genuine when we aren’t around.” It doesn’t work like that. Realize this ... please! I’d really like to leave it at five because that seems like a very aesthetically pleasing number to look at and keep up with, but No. 6 I can’t dare leave off, and I think Nos. 1 through 5 are equally as important and need to stay also. So No. 6 … 6.) Under zero circumstances should you update your Facebook status to anything like “hates it when she gets blown off,” “thinks guys need to just make up their minds,” or those terrible lyrics by Bruno Mars in any variation of “I’d catch a grenade for you, blah, blah, blah, but you wouldn’t do the same.” However, Cee-Lo lyrics like, “Forget you” (or the uncensored version I prefer) is appropriate. Forget him! While my New Year’s resolutions were five very different things, like being in bed by midnight on school nights (if you know me at all, you know this is resolution-worthy material), reading two books a month and never being too lazy to wash my face before bed anymore, I think these six things could be adopted by a lot of us too. Don’t think I’m chastising though. I don’t mean to; I just have strong opinions. However, I’m writing an opinion column, so this seems to be appropriate. And for the love … please have more spine than jellyfish. — Ashleigh Disler is a junior in journalism and electronic media. She can be reached at email@example.com
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‘Bob’s Burgers’ rejuvenates Fox Sundays Robby O’Daniel Recruitment Editor Let’s face it: There was not really a lot of reason to tune into Fox Sunday nights anymore. The network’s much-vaunted Animation Domination block lacked much of its bite. “The Simpsons” stopped being funny before 2000. “Family Guy” stopped with its return from cancellation. “American Dad” is simply amusing, and “The Cleveland Show” is not worth watching. But now there’s a reason: “Bob’s Burgers” debuted on Sundays at 8:30 p.m. this January. The show, from the mind of “Home Movies” co-creator Loren Bouchard, follows the lives of local restaurateur Bob and his troublesome family. “Bob’s Burgers” is basically a “Home Movies” reunion. But while similar attempts at “Arrested Development” reunions have failed (see: “Sit Down, Shut Up” and “Running Wilde”), “Bob’s Burgers” is an immediate success, both quality-wise and in the ratings. Why? Because with “Arrested Development” creator Mitchell Hurwitz’s shows, the writing declined from show to show. With “Bob’s Burgers,” the writing, along with a little help from excellent veteran improv comedians, stays top notch. What is so refreshing about “Bob’s Burgers” in particular is how easy it is to fall in love with it. Literally minutes into the second episode, countless winning jokes have already hit the mark, punctuated by the excellent deadpan delivery of series star H. Jon Benjamin as Bob. At Comic-Con, Benjamin joked that he does not change his delivery, no matter what animated show he is doing. And it is true: Benjamin sounds the same in “Home
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Showtime series lives up to title Robby O’Daniel Recruitment Editor Showtime’s new show “Shameless” is a surprising show but not because of the depiction of a lowerclass family’s sexuality and moral bankruptcy. Critically acclaimed or not, it’s easy to classify some television shows these days, and Showtime clearly marketed “Shameless” as another quirky comedy for the premium television-watching set. Who did not think that drunken William H. Macy as family patriarch Frank Gallagher would end up with some redeeming characteristics, enough to make viewers simply shake their head and say, “What a zany family.” No, “Shameless” is true to its title, and it is that writing fearlessness that makes it worth watching. In the premiere, series star Macy is hardly in the episode at all. And when he is seen, it’s facedown on the ground, drunk. His family gathers together money to pay the bills and feed themselves through legal and illegal means. It’s quietly depressing but not in-your-face dramatic. Then Frank (Macy) starts talking. He ends up headbutting his own teenage son in the nose, producing a nosebleed and an emotional lecture from his eldest daughter. Paul Abbott, who created the British version of the show and co-wrote the pilot, told the New York Times, “It’s not ‘My Name is Earl’ or ‘Roseanne.’ It’s got a much graver level of poverty attached to it.” It sure does. Viewers who tune into “Shameless” might end up crying before they start laughing. But misadvertising aside, “Shameless” works. It’s a wake-up call about true poverty. The show is also adept at producing both drama and comedy, even in the midst of such dark material. In that same second episode where Frank headbutts his son, he later goes on a comedic romp through a Canadian jail and into the bed of a barmate’s wife. Even after the show vilified Frank, it redeems him slightly with a sweet, yet still believable, scene with his youngest daughter. This allows the romp, while still keeping the main story element of Frank being an utterly hopeless deadbeat dad in play. Where the show could use a little fine tuning are the non-Frank storylines. The show burns through Ian’s initial coming-out-as-a-homosexual story, at least to his brother, in the premiere episode. Even if the show did not want to do another coming-out story, it needs to set up something else for him. Plotlines involving the other kids are nonexistent, outside of eldest daughter Fiona’s boring love story with wouldbe suitor Steve. Perhaps this is where the reality of the show is annoying rather than contributive. In reality, yes, a poor kid would react negatively, at least initially, to an outsider criticizing her father and taking action about the family. And yes, a poor kid might be especially sensitive about taking charity and maintaining pride. But from the standpoint of a television show’s story, this one just seems like it’s been done, and we all know how it will end up, with the two together in the end. Regardless, the show is definitely worth a try, even during an unusually packed January premiere season. It will prove interesting to see just how shameless the family — and definitely Frank — ends up getting.
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‘Green Hornet’ gives solid delivery Rogen helps produce another red-carpet quality film journalism and criminology, helping them on their expeditions without knowing that they are the Green For anyone sitting at Hornet and his sidekick. home, bored with nothing The movie starts off to do, get up and go see with a bang. The movie “The Green Hornet,” writhas scenes of Seth Rogen ten by Seth partying and acting like he Rogen and normally does in every E v a n movie, but Britt’s G o l d b e rg , chemistry with in theaters eth Rogen has done it again with Kato makes this now. his mixture of quirkiness and funny film what it is. The Seth Rogen two of them rely awkwardness that makes his characters has done it on each again with his come to life. o t h e r mixture of – Chassdy Doane throughout quirkiness and on Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet the film to funny awkstop the wardness that bad guys, makes his characn a m e l y ters come to life. Rogen criminals who were mean plays Britt Reid, a billion- spirited, as his dad was. Chudnofsky, a drug lord aire’s son who inherits all Kato becomes the master- and gang member played his father has after his mind behind the Green by Christoph Waltz. The awesome two use Kato’s ninja-style dad’s sudden death. Reid Hornet’s is the usual deadbeat son weapons and ultimately fighting skills, his ability who mooches off his dad’s ends up making a seem- to turn any vehicle into money until he is forced to ingly indestructible car something to be feared take over all of his dad’s equipped with missiles, and Reid’s money to do affairs and decides on bulletproof glass and all practically anything they some pretty cool ways to things one can think of to want. The duo turns into spend his newly inherited make a car the most dan- an unstoppable force in gerous weapon out there. this film, and it is an fortune. Lesser known Jay The two then enlist amazing action flick to Chou, who also starred in Cameron Diaz, who plays enjoy. “The Treasure Hunter” Britt’s secretary, Lenore See HORNET on Page 7 Case, who specializes in
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and “True Legend,” plays Kato, formerly Britt Reid’s father’s “mechanic/inventor,” who becomes Reid’s accomplice in his new plans of stopping evil from taking over the world. The plan begins with Britt trying to rid the world of
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Cage the Elephant’s sound continues to grow Chassidy Doane Staff Writer Cage the Elephant, the band most famous for telling the world that it just released its new album entitled, “Thank You, Happy Birthday” on Jan. 11, is making its way to listeners all over the country. The band consists of Matthew Shultz (lead singer and piano), Brad Shultz (rhythm guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass guitar), Lincoln Parish (guitar), and Jared Champion (drums). Together they form a sound that is definitely unique, and their use of metal and Shultz’s great vocals makes for an amazing album that is anything but a sophomore slump. At first listen, “Happy Birthday” sounds like something from a band that has been together for a very long time, and Shultz’s voice could easily be mistaken for Colin Meloy of The Decemberists; this band, however, has only been together since 2007 and is making music like it’s been around for decades. “Thank You, Happy Birthday” is a high volume, electric-driven and intense album, which brings one-of-a-kind sounds together with creative lyrics to make up a release that is incredibly fun • Photo courtesy of Cage the Elephant and easy to listen to. Songs like “Shake Me Down” and “Always Something ” have catchy lyrics with great melodies that make the listener want to get up and dance; other songs are a bit slower, like “Flow” and “Rubber Ball,” which are simply beautiful songs with amazing vocals to wind down to. This record may not be something that sounds completely different from what some artists, like The Killers or Jet, have done in the past. Even though Cage the Elephant might sound at first listen like bands one’s heard before, the fact that the members can create so many different melodies and do interesting things with their voices makes them stick out from the rest. Listening to “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” or “In One Ear” from the band’s first album, “Cage the Elephant,” and comparing it to any song on “Thank You, Happy Birthday,” proves to the listener that Cage the Elephant is maturing its sound and getting better all the time. This album is one of those that comes along once in a while and makes people excited about music again. Cage the Elephant is anything but boring and “Thank You, Happy Birthday” can be listened to while doing homework or partying. This album gives one a sense of security in a world where Britney Spears is still releasing CDs and Justin Bieber is all over the television. The last of Cage the Elephant is hopefully yet to be seen with this sophomore album. This film is different from all other Seth Rogen movies mainly because it’s an action movie. The film has comedy too, but an enormous number of explosions and people getting beaten up by all kinds of guns and ridiculous karate moves creates a refreshcontinued from Page 6 ing addition to the usual characters Rogen plays. Chou makes a great blockbuster debut with this film; his acting is simple, yet hilarious. The two in this film make the viewer actually feel as though they are a part of a movie, and the audience might forget it’s even watching a performance. The acting is incredible and the direction is just as impressive. “The Green Hornet” was not a let-down, and all ages would find it enjoyable.
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Humble Tennessee freshman Tobias Harris ‘All-Business’ on court for Volunteers Lauren Kittrell Staff Writer Hardcore on the court, focused during practice, intentional during school and fun during free time, freshman Tobias Harris joins the Tennessee Volunteers basketball team as a forward and has managed to win the hearts of UT fans. Harris has earned the nickname “AllBusiness” and the respect of his teammates as he works hard in practice and follows through in his performance on the court. Though Harris has many interests, they mostly lead to basketball, and he is willing to revolve his life around sports, which includes a major in sports management. “Just to have a career after basketball that just deals with being around sports, that’s just one of my favorite things,” Harris said about his major. NBA Live, schoolwork and basketball are three things that Harris said he has interest in, but Harris’ best friend, freshman Trae Golden, said that he has a wild side that few people get to experience. Golden described their friendship as a goofy form of a dynamic duo and said that they got along because of Harris’ love for basketball and fun. “Tobias is a hardworking cornball,” Golden said. Between balancing school, basketball and free time, Harris is learning what every freshman has to learn: time management. Except this need for him is heightened as practices, out-of-town games and workouts are added. This is something that Harris has found challenging this year. “I’d say it’s hard because it’s from basketball to school to weight training to getting your
rest,” Harris said. “I think rest is the biggest thing.” Harris finds UT basketball all encompassing and enjoys the daily pressures of the game and the practice. Though he said he enjoys going out and playing in front of all his fans and the opportunity to win games, one of the hardest things for him is self-discipline on and off the court. “Just being consistent, staying humble and being in the gym,” Harris said. “I wouldn’t say that’s the hardest thing, but it’s the thing that I have myself do on a regular basis.” While the fun of playing in ThompsonBoling Arena is something that appeals to Harris, he loves the daily practices that prepare him for those games. Harris said that practice is what prepares him for the game, but both are important. “I enjoy both,” Harris said. “But practice is where we get to the point where we need to be to so in games we can be ready.” One challenging aspect for Harris this season is head coach Bruce Pearl’s suspension from the first eight SEC games. However, practices have helped the team prepare, and Harris said that the team gets what it needs to do and does it. “It’s definitely tough,” Harris said. “But at the same time, we know as a team what we need to do to win.” The Vols proved his words true as the team beat the Vanderbilt Commodores 67-64 on Saturday. Harris scored four points in the last 69 seconds of the game and helped the Vols clear a 17-point lead by Vanderbilt, which made associate and acting head coach Tony Jones proud. “I had a few choice words for them,” Jones said. “They responded. They came out and played Tennessee basketball.”
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Tobias Harris shoots over Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli on Saturday. Harris cemented the Vol’s 67-64 win over the Commodores with a layup and a pair of free throws in the final minutes of the game.
UT names McKeefery new head S&C coach Staff Reports The University of Tennessee football program announced Monday that Ron McKeefery has been named football head strength and conditioning coach. The 2008 Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, McKeefery recently spent 11 seasons at the University of South Florida from 2000-10, where he served as assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning and the head strength and conditioning coach. McKeefery’s most recent role was as the human performance coordinator for the United States Army Special Forces, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, in Fort Campbell, Ky. “Our program improved significantly today with the addition of Ron McKeefery as our football head strength and conditioning coach,” said Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley. “Ron has a track record of proven success in the South over a sustained period of time and is a man of high character and integrity who views Tennessee as a program with unlimited potential. “We are excited to add a strength and conditioning coach of Ron’s caliber and background to our football program, and we believe his efforts and intensity will play a critical role in our program’s return to a perennial championship contender.” A key member of the South Florida coaching staff, McKeefery’s tenure with the Bulls coincided with that program's rise from Division I-AA to perennial Big East Conference contender.
In addition to six consecutive bowl games and 16 NFL draft picks, the success of his strength and conditioning program is best exemplified by the fact that South Florida was 10-0 in overtime during his tenure and also outscored opponents by a three-to-one margin in the fourth quarter during his 11 seasons. “I am very excited to be at the University of Tennessee and to work with some of the best student-athletes in America,” said McKeefery. “Coach Dooley, the staff, and administration have the utmost character and integrity, and I am eager to begin working with the student-athletes and to contribute to the positive impact that the University is having in their lives.” The Missouri native owns a bachelor of arts in biology from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., and a master of arts in adult education from South Florida. McKeefery earned all-conference honors in both football and track at Ottawa and was also a two-time Academic AllAmerican. After spending one season as a coach with Ottawa, McKeefery worked as an intern with the Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball. In the two years before coming to South Florida, he worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 1999 season, a year in which the Bucs played in the NFC Championship Game. McKeefery also spent the 2000 season as the head strength and conditioning coach with the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist w/Distinction (CSCS*D) and Coach Practitioner under the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) under the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). He also served as the state NSCA Director for Florida (North) and is certified by both the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). Ron is married to the former Angela Hamilton and the couple has three children: Tyler, Ava, and Maya.