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Nationwide Recyclmania event concludes Eight-week recycling event culminates, finishes strong with volunteer-powered Recyclympics Emily Devoe Staff Writer

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Jasmine Brown, senior in social work, prepares to toss a bag of recycled materials during the hammer throw event at the TRECS Intramural Fields as part of the Recyclympics on Friday.

UT completed its eighth and final week in the national recycling competition, RecycleMania, last week. RecycleMania is a competition that promotes recycling and waste reduction between college campuses all over the United States. More than 650 campuses participated in the eight-week challenge, with two preseason weeks. According to RecycleMania’s website, RecycleMania was created because colleges and universities are part of many cities that create a large amount of waste. The idea is that, by creating a fun and friendly competition between schools, students and faculty will become more aware of their waste and will recycle more. Expanding economic opportunities is part of the competition. All the cardboard that is recycled through UT becomes roofing material used by TAMKO, a Knoxville business. UT’s rival for RecycleMania was the University of Florida. In the final week, UT was beating Florida in recycled pounds per person. UT had recycled 7.89 pounds per person, while Florida had recycled 3.36 pounds per person. The final results will be published April 15. Schools are judged on the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the least amount of trash per capita and the highest recycling rate. In 2010, UT recycled 63,060 pounds of recyclable materials.

Since April is designated as Earth month, Recyclympics were held at the intramural fields on Friday to begin the month and to end RecycleMania. Recyclympics is a series of recyclingthemed competitions. Ten competitions were available for participants, including phonebook shot put, cap in a haystack and mouseballs. The most popular race was the obstacle course, where each contestant went through the course, which consisted of hopping over recycled bins, sorting recycling bins and crawling through a large cardboard box as fast as possible. Another was the moon boot race, where contestants stepped into recycling bins and ran while holding onto the bins’ handles. Volunteers from different programs around campus all came to support Recyclympics. Some students attended Recyclympics for their classes. “Our teacher, Dr. (Rachel) Chen (associate professor in retail, hospitality and tourism management), really encourages us to volunteer,” Desirae Phillips, junior in hotel, restaurant and tourism, said. “She offered us extra credit.” Other students hoped to gain valuable experience from Recyclympics. “Recycling is what I want to do with my life,” Deirdre Matheson, senior in environmental science, said. Last year, UT spent more than $750,000 to throw away trash, and the recycling program on campus was able to recover more than $130,000 worth of materials. Visit for more information.

UT softball passes series test against Auburn Colin Skinner Assistant Sports Editor Entering the weekend on a four-game SEC winning streak, UT’s softball team looked to continue its success by sweeping another conference opponent. Last weekend, the No. 11 Lady Vols (29-6, 74 SEC) downed the South Carolina Gamecocks in Knoxville with three victories, two of which ended in walk-off home runs. This weekend would include another walk-off home run, a disappointing loss and a rout of No. 21 Auburn (29-7, 9-5 SEC). Friday On a cool, damp night at Lee Softball Stadium, the Lady Vols opened the weekend in dramatic fashion, fighting off and eventually defeating the pesky Auburn Tigers 2-1 in a defensive battle that totaled 10 innings. The 1,072 fans in attendance, as well as a live national audience via ESPNU, witnessed a spectacle in the bottom of the 10th inning, when UT senior center fielder Kelly Grieve blasted a walk-off home run. The solo shot was her fourth of the season and the Lady Vols’ third walk-off in four outings. “Tonight’s game was a classic pitcher’s duel between two really good pitchers and involving two really good teams,” Lady Vols co-head coach Ralph Weekly said. “A hard-fought game like this one tonight is what the Southeastern Conference is all about.” UT’s Ellen Renfroe dominated on the mound, pitching a complete game and allowing one earned run, while striking out 20 Tigers. The freshman Renfroe progressed to 16-2 on the year, continuing to prove herself as a major factor in the Lady Vols national ranking.

Angel Bunner pitched well for the Tigers but took the loss, completing nine innings and striking out nine Lady Vols. The stat of the night for the Tigers was 11 — the number of runners left stranded on base. Tennessee tallied seven hits, though none proved as instrumental to the win as Grieve’s blast in the 10th. Saturday The Lady Vols were greeted at Lee Softball Stadium Saturday by sunshine and wind. The strong gusts blowing towards right-center did not let up during the afternoon and altered every pop fly that hung in the air. The wind may have also altered the Lady Vols in some way, as they committed three errors, seemed to lack communication in the field and ultimately dropped the decision 9-1 in seven innings. Weekly described the game as “just a Tiger day” and said he was disappointed in the way the Lady Vols executed and made errors. Tennessee started Renfroe’s sister, Ivy Renfroe, on the mound. The sophomore pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five earned runs on seven hits. Junior Cat Hosfield came in on relief effort and allowed two earned runs off six hits. Auburn’s success in the first and sixth innings was key, as the Tigers scored three in each. The pressure put on the Lady Vols was too much for them to handle, as they never seemed to figure out Auburn pitcher Lauren Schmalz’s delivery style. Tennessee totaled just four hits on the day and didn’t score after the second inning. Sunday Under blue skies and another banner day at Lee Softball Stadium, the Lady Vols came out in full force, pounding the Tigers for seven runs in the sixth inning en route to an 8-0 win in a six-inning

mercy-rule decision. Co-head coach Ralph Weekly Tennessee’s Kat Dotson walked in to score the had nothing but praise for his squad after the game game-ending run and give the Lady Vols their sevin which his team cranked out five hits in the sixth enth SEC win. “This was a great team effort today against a and final inning. very solid opponent in the Auburn Tigers,” Weekly “This game was huge for us,” Weekly said. On the mound for the Lady Vols was Ellen said. “We were very aggressive at the plate and on Renfroe, who made her second start of the week- the base paths, and it paid off for us with an imporend, earning another win as well. Renfroe man- tant win.” The Lady Vols head down to Georgia to take on aged to hold her composure all game long, taking the Lady Bulldogs in Athens on April 6 for a doufull command on the mound. “You have to give Tennessee credit, they came bleheader, beginning at 4 p.m. out and played very well today,” Auburn head coach Tina Deese said. “ E l l e n (Renfroe) hit her spots and really kept us from putting anything together.” Tennessee held a 1-0 lead through six innings until junior Shelby Burchell crushed her 10th home run of the year, a three-run shot that put the Vols up four. The Lady Vols didn’t let up, either, Tara Sripuvoraskul • The Daily Beacon scoring four Lauren Gibson tags an Alabama player sliding into second base during more runs in the i n n i n g . a game on Tuesday, March 22. The Lady Vols finished this weekend with an 8-0 win against the Auburn Lady Tigers.

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Students walk by Hodges Library as part of the Stiletto Stampede on Thursday, March 31. The stampede, hosted by the Women’s Coordinating Council, served to help women reclaim their femininity in the workplace, showing what women have to offer and how they can do so in high heels.

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1968: MLK is assassinated Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. is fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was 39years-old. In the months before his assassination, Martin Luther King became increasingly concerned with the problem of economic inequality in America. He organized a Poor People’s Campaign to focus on the issue, including an interracial poor people’s march on Washington, and in March 1968 traveled to Memphis in support of poorly treated African-American sanitation workers. On March 28, a workers’ protest march led by King ended in violence and the death of an African-American teenager. King left the city but vowed to return in early April to lead another demonstration. On April 3, back in Memphis, King gave his last sermon, saying, “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop ... And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” One day after speaking those words, King was shot and killed by a sniper. As word of the assassination spread, riots broke out in cities all across the U.S. and National Guard troops were deployed in Memphis and Washington, D.C. On April 9, King was laid to rest in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets to pay tribute to King’s casket as it passed by in a wooden farm cart drawn by two mules. The evening of King’s murder, a Remington .30-06 hunting rifle was found on the sidewalk beside a rooming house one block from the Lorraine Motel. During the next several weeks, the rifle, eyewitness reports, and fingerprints on the weapon all implicated a single suspect:

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escaped convict James Earl Ray. A two-bit criminal, Ray escaped a Missouri prison in April 1967 while serving a sentence for a holdup. In May 1968, a massive manhunt for Ray began. The FBI eventually determined that he had obtained a Canadian passport under a false identity, which at the time was relatively easy. On June 8, Scotland Yard investigators arrested Ray at a London airport. He was trying to fly to Belgium, with the eventual goal, he later admitted, of reaching Rhodesia. Rhodesia, now called Zimbabwe, was at the time ruled by an oppressive and internationally condemned white minority government. Extradited to the U.S., Ray stood before a Memphis judge in March 1969 and pleaded guilty to King’s murder in order to avoid the electric chair. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Three days later, he attempted to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming he was innocent of King’s assassination and had been set up as a patsy in a larger conspiracy. He claimed that in 1967, a mysterious man named “Raoul” had approached him and recruited him into a gunrunning enterprise. On April 4, 1968, he said, he realized that he was to be the fall guy for the King assassination and fled to Canada. Ray’s motion was denied, as were his dozens of other requests for a trial during the next 29 years. Over the years, the assassination has been reexamined by the House Select Committee on Assassinations, the Shelby County district attorney’s office, and three times by the U.S. Justice Department. The investigations all ended with the same conclusion: James Earl Ray killed Martin Luther King. The House committee acknowledged that a low-level conspiracy might have existed, involving one or more accomplices to Ray, but uncovered no evidence to definitively prove this theory. In addition to the mountain of evidence against him — such as his fingerprints on the murder weapon and his admitted presence at the rooming house on April 4 — Ray had a definite motive in assassinating King: hatred. According to his family and friends, he was an outspoken racist who informed them of his intent to kill Martin Luther King, Jr. He died in 1998. —This Day in History is courtesy of

Crime Log

A UT student reported that she received harassing text messages while she was in the ground floor auditorium of the Stokely Management Center between 12:27 p.m. and 2:22 p.m. Joy Hill• The Daily Beacon

Julia Antrican, junior in marketing, helps promote TOMS shoes on the Pedestrian Mall on Friday. TOMS Shoes helps provide footwear for those who have none by donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair that is purchased.

March 31 A UT student reported that the hangtag had been stolen from a black 2001 Acura 32CL while it was parked on the fifth level of the G15 parking garage between 12:38 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2010, and 8:10 a.m. on March 31, 2011. Two other students are suspects — Crime Log is compiled by Robbie Hargett.

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UT professor finds economic importance of bats in the billions Bats in North America are under a two-pronged attack, but they are not the only victim — so is the U.S. economy. Gary McCracken, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UT analyzed the economic impact of the loss of bats in North America in agriculture and found it to be in the $3.7 to $53 billion a year range. McCracken’s findings are published in the April edition of Science and can be found online at McCracken conducted his study with Justin Boyles of the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Paul Cryan of the U.S. Geological Survey and Thomas Kunz of Boston University. Since 2006, more than a million bats have died due to a fungal disease called White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). At the same time, several migratory tree-dwelling species are being killed in unprecedented numbers by wind turbines. This hurts the economy because bats’ diet of pest insects reduces the damage the insects cause to crops and decreases the need for pesticides. In fact, the researchers estimate the value of bats to the agricultural industry is roughly $22.9 billion a year, with the extremes ranging as low as $3.7 and $53 billion a year. According to the researchers, a single colony of 150 big

NEWS brown bats in Indiana eat nearly 1.3 million insects a year — insects that could potentially be damaging to crops. WNS infects the skin of bats while they hibernate. Some species such as the little brown bat are likely to go extinct in parts of North America. The disease has quickly spread from Canada to Tennessee, Missouri and Oklahoma and actions to slow or stop it have proven unsuccessful. It is unknown how many bats have died due to wind turbines, but the scientists estimate by 2020, wind turbines will have killed 33,000 to 111,000 annually in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands alone. Why migratory tree-dwelling species are drawn to the turbines remains a mystery. Due to the economic and ecological importance, the researchers urge policy-makers to avoid a wait-and-see approach to the issue of widespread declines of bat populations. According to McCracken, solutions will only be fueled in the next few years by increased awareness of the benefits of insectivorous bats among the public, policymakers and scientists. UT, Amnesty International to host Human Rights Week Sister Helen Prejean, the internationally known anti-deathpenalty activist whose work was made into a Hollywood film, will speak at UT during Human Rights Week this week. The week’s events are sponsored by the UT chapter of Amnesty International, the worldwide human rights organization, and the departments of Sociology and Religious Studies. The events will cover a variety of topics designed to bring awareness to human rights issues in the Knoxville community. Prejean’s talk, “Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues,” is set for noon Friday in the Shiloh Room of the UC. Prejean will discuss capital punishment and the criminal justice system. The talk is free and open to the public. A book signing will be held following the talk in room 225 of the UC. Public parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the

The Daily Beacon • 3 UC. Other events during Human Rights Week: The topic for today is crisis prevention and response. Events include a screening of the documentary film “God Grew Tired of Us,” a 2006 Sundance award-winning film that chronicles the arduous journey of three young southern Sudanese men, at 3:30 p.m. in room 252 of Hodges Library. A roundtable discussion with UT professors, the organization African ELI, and Sudanese students from Maryville College will take place at 6 p.m. in the UC Shiloh Room. A kickoff reception for Human Rights Week will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the UC Hermitage Room. All students, faculty, staff and members of the community are invited. On Tuesday, April 5, the topic is environmental justice and corporate accountability. Events include a screening of “Trouble the Water,” an Academy Award nominee documentary film, at 5:30 p.m. in room 234 of Hodges Library. Following the film, a discussion session will be held on the topic of why justice and corporate accountability are part of Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity Campaign and why it matters in Tennessee. Maternal health is the topic for Wednesday. Ahsen Chaudhry, a surgeon from Nashville, will discuss the medical complications that women face after childbirth due to improper care and system inequalities. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in Hodges Library auditorium. On Thursday, April 7, the topic is immigrant and refugee rights. Hear from UT professors, representatives from the Bridge refugee resettlement agency in Knoxville, and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition in a panel discussion regarding the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees in the Knoxville community. The event is set for 7 p.m. in room 123 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building. For additional information, call 901-315-3829 or e-mail

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Rising — Acceptance of Cuonzo Martin

It’s been two weeks since the seemingly inevitable firing of Bruce Pearl finally came to fruition on UT’s campus. Despite Pearl’s NCAA transgressions, the general consensus among the UT student population was for Tennessee to retain Pearl as head coach, a position he’d held for six seasons. If we are to take any stock in the campus opinion, the massive calling of “We Want BRUCE,” which adorned The Rock on Sunday afternoon, solidified a student body still reeling for changes that cannot be undone. That being said, new UT coach Cuonzo Martin, who was hired by Tennessee last Sunday night, seems to be quickly gaining ground on Rocky Top. The former Missouri State coach preached character and ethics in his opening press conference, a decidedly different approach from that of UT football’s Lane Kiffin and the tail end of the Pearl era. So far, UT players like Renaldo Woolridge have openly praised Martin on their Twitter pages. On March 31, right after Martin was awarded the 2011 Ben Jobe Award, which goes to the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball, Woolridge tweeted, “Congrats to Coach Martin on winning the 2011 Ben Jobe Award. Not only impressive but a #Great start to the Coach Martin era, dont u think?” Days earlier, guard Josh Bone, who is graduating this year, tweeted, “Hearing nothing but great things about this new coach! I’m happy for my bros but wish I had another year.” While Martin’s character-driven approach appears to have a few Vols sold, what remains to be seen is whether or not Martin can sell the program itself. Pearl’s marketing attitude propelled UT to national prominence in an era in which Tennessee basketball was lackluster at best. Martin’s style might not be the fast-paced, high-scoring teams of Pearl’s early years, but perhaps Martin’s stance within the Derek Dooley mold of character will cultivate a Tennessee team with not only winning players on the court, but off the court, as well. Of course, UT fans will have to be something they usually aren’t: patient. Rising — Epic late-night television Imagine this scenario: Stephen Colbert and the Roots, probably two of the most iconic pop cultural staples of the 21st century, coming together to sing one of the single most odious viral events of 2011. Imagine there are sparks, an abominable snowman fist pumping in the background, a washed up “American Idol” winner belting out the chorus and playing the harmonica, the New York Knicks dance team, lots of confetti and the fact that it all went to a great cause. Yes, this sounds like a dream and basically pop-culture heaven, but it’s also a reality. On Friday, Stephen Colbert performed “Friday,” the YouTube music video sensation by Rebecca Black, on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”, an online charity devoted to aiding classrooms in need (teachers make requests on the website for school needs; donors may browse the requests and choose to donate to causes they deem worthy), was the recipient of $86,000 raised by Colbert and FalPals (Fallon’s fans and audience) — all just to see Colbert sing. The original goal was to raise $26,000 — the amount was raised in 36 hours. Colbert, Fallon’s “Best Friend for Six Months,” gamely sported a tux and lent a dramatic baritone to the infamously simple lyrics, and The Roots provided soulful accompanying music. Taylor Hicks, “Idol” winner from season five, belted out the chorus and jammed on his harmonica, and the Knicks City Dancers made a skintight, costumed appearance. A Yeti and a guy clad in a beekeeper’s uniform happily waved along in the background as well, while Colbert and Fallon danced in confetti atop a raised platform and thanked viewers for their generosity. Even Charlie Sheen would call this winning. The real #winners out of all this, though, are the children who are going to get a better education as a byproduct of awesomeness. SCRAMBLED EGGS • Alex Cline

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American underclass deserves attention Pol itics o f Tr u t h by

Justin Crisp Joe Bageant died a little more than a week ago at the age of 64, four months after being diagnosed with cancer. The world is poorer for it. Bageant was a Vietnam vet turned anti-war hippie turned journalist turned defender of the American underclass. His most famous book, “Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War,” is a scathingly critical but empathetic analysis of poor, working-class, white America from the vantage point of his hometown of Winchester, Va. His basic thesis — to which I can’t do justice because to be fully “Bageant” requires a hearty helping of profanity — is that America is reeling under the weight of an unacknowledged class war, for which the culture war is a weapon of mass distraction. To invoke the like-minded Thomas Frank, when the working class masses vote against abortion, they receive cuts in capital gains taxes. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. The tragic irony is that the latter keep voting to make this happen. Though I never knew or met him, I feel a personal tie to Bageant. His work was central to the first piece of academic writing I ever had published, an article in “The Progressive Christian” meant to call mainline Protestants (think respectable, center-left, brand-name Christians: Episcopalians, Presbyterians, Methodists, Lutherans and the like) to repent. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a mainliner. In fact, I’m an Episcopalian — one in discernment to become a priest, no less. But I haven’t always been an Episcopalian; in fact, my family is mostly composed of Southern Baptists. I readily admit that my relationship with this tradition is complicated at best. I became an Episcopalian for a reason (many reasons, actually — ask me about them some time), but I will never get over the feeling of leaving people behind. I’m not talking about the folks with whom I went to church as a child; the suburban Baptist church of my childhood hardly counts as a bastion of workingclass America. No, I’m talking about the people who filtered through the countless little Southern Baptist churches my paternal grandfather pastored in rural

Sevier County — folks who most on this campus know as “trailer trash” — people who will likely never step foot in my new church. What I still don’t understand is how so many liberalminded, highly educated, “tolerant,” mainline Protestants can basically chalk up the working-class folks, whom my grandfather so faithfully served, as “trailer trash,” even if they don’t use those words explicitly. Liberal mainliners (and political liberals more broadly, according to Bageant and his cohorts) don’t afford working-class white folks the same dignity (rightly) accorded other social victims. This commitment to social justice was why I became an Episcopalian — not so I could quote the Nicene Creed while snickering about how ridiculous its propositions were to any thinking, educated person. I should be clear that I am not defending fundamentalists’ homophobia, creationism, escapist theology, sexism or racism. I am, moreover, not defending Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson or Tim LaHaye or the corporate politicians who use them to get reelected. I, like Bageant, think they’re the problem. I’m dedicating my life to fighting against them, but — don’t miss it — this is a fight for the folks whom my grandfather served. Liberal pretentiousness about how much smarter we are will not get us any closer to fixing the real problems this country has. Bageant knew this. His work is a mixed bag of defending the folks with whom he grew up and exhorting them to wake up. His is an exhortation to us all: “Within the (American) hologram sparkles the culture-generating industry, spinning out mythology like cotton candy. We all need it to survive. Hollywood myths, imperial myths, melting-pot myths. ... We live in an age of corporate dominion just as we once lived in an age of domination by royal families, kings and warlords. From inside the hologram there is no history, no memory, no way to equate the tribute rendered to the credit card companies, the insurance companies, the IRS, the power cartels and the home mortgage banks with the kind of debt bondage they actually represent. ... If middle-class Americans do not feel threatened by the slow encroachment of the police state or the Patriot Act, it is because they live comfortably enough and exercise their liberties very lightly, never testing the boundaries. You never know you are in prison unless you try the door.” Thank you, Joe. — Justin Crisp is a senior in English and religious studies. He can be reached at

Consumers obligated to fight tortured meat App al achian O u t lo o k by

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I take it that most vegetarians adopt their particular diets for either health or ethical motives or a combination of the two. Those who do so on account of their health often argue that the meat available at-large in America is of such poor quality that it actually has a negative net effect on the body. In other words, the detrimental constituents of most meat sold in America outweigh what protein and other healthy constituents the meat may provide for one’s body. While meat may (arguably) provide the most natural supply of protein, it is certainly not the only source. Meat may offer some protein. However, it is taking a toll on the overall health of most non-vegetarian Americans. Thus, I believe the argument for vegetarianism on account of health reasons is certainly credible. On the other hand, I believe that the ethical argument for vegetarianism possesses even more merit and relevance (I do not mean to undermine any motive for vegetarianism — rather, I find the ethical argument to be more compelling to skeptics). Though we refer to a diet free of meat as being “vegetarian,” this way of eating is less about vegetables and more about the absence of meat. The second and more powerful case for vegetarianism — that is, the ethical argument for a meat-free diet — arises out of a respect for other beings. Though there are various strains of the moral argument for vegetarianism, I will outline the particular strain that I believe to be the strongest and most consistent. This argument recognizes that the choice of what one eats is much larger than taste, health or preference. If you choose to eat meat, then you must realize that what you are eating had a life, too. Sure, it may have been raised for your consumption, but it still lived a life. And any life (of a sentient being) has the potential for pain or pleasure. In other words, our diets are bigger than ourselves. Now, I do not believe that eating meat is intrinsically “wrong.” I think nature shows us that, like all other beings on this earth, we are part of the food chain. We have a

role in the food web. Humans eating other animals is natural. Non-human animals have a role in the food web as well. Their role may be to be consumed for the nourishment of our bodies. It is not, however, to be exploited for our benefit. Many individuals credit philosopher Peter Singer with sparking the ethical movement for vegetarianism. Singer acknowledged that non-human species lack the ability to utilize reason or feel emotion like humans. He argued, nonetheless, that an animal’s capacity to suffer gives it undeniable moral standing. The idea is not that they shouldn’t be killed or eaten. The idea is that animals should not be tortured or endure intense suffering at the hands of humans. Thus, I believe the term “vegetarianism” can be a bit of a misnomer. I consider myself a vegetarian not because I believe it’s morally wrong to eat animals, but because I believe it’s morally unacceptable to eat tortured animals. Now this case for vegetarianism obviously rests on the fact of whether or not our food is being tortured. I believe the evidence makes an overwhelming case for the abuse and torture of most animals raised for consumption in the U.S. It is not necessarily the manner by which our food is killed. Rather, it is the manner by which our food is raised. This has been going on for years in our country and is not an anecdotal issue. A majority of the animals raised in America are “brought up” on factory farms in some of the most inhumane conditions imaginable (like living their entire lives standing in feet of feces). Though I don’t have time to explore the specifics here, I encourage you to do some research of your own on factory farms in the U.S. (or e-mail me for some sources). I believe that the argument for animal liberation is the strongest case for vegetarianism. In fact, I believe it is so strong that we all have a moral obligation to adopt it. I am not asking you to quit eating meat. I am asking you to quit eating tortured meat. Seek out meat from animals raised on local farms or in fair, humane living conditions. The current state of animal treatment in the American food industry is morally compelling, and your becoming a vegetarian can help stop this treatment of animals. Like humans, animals have the right not to suffer. If consumers like you don’t tell food companies their practices are immoral, who will? — Eric Dixon is a sophomore in philosophy. He can be reached at

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Acclaimed UK band to open at Valarium Brittney Dougherty Staff Writer Biffy Clyro, a Scottish rock band, is making a stop in Knoxville Tuesday as part of an international tour. The group is made up of guitarist Simon Neil, bassist James Johnston and drummer Ben Johnston. Neil is the lead vocalist, but the Johnston twins also provide support. The band formed in the late ’90s, when the three were teenagers. Music brought them together, James Johnston said. “It was just a love of music and the feeling that music gives you,” Johnston said. “We got together and just started making music.” The band has six albums out so far, and its latest, “Only Revolutions,” went platinum in the U.K. Johnston said the group is trying to find time to work on another album, but that it’s hard to do so on the road. “As soon as we get finished with touring, we’re going to go back to the studio and record a new record,” Johnston said, “and we’re going to keep working hard.”

Noise Sessions” and were scheduled to perform after a special guest. When they arrived at the venue, the members found out the special guests were Bono and the Edge. “It was really exciting getting to see those guys play,” Johnston said. The band is from the U.K. and has only been in America for a short time. Johnston said he has noticed a few differences from country to country and that there are always differences between different countries. However, he said these differences sort of disappear when the band is playing a show. “There are differences in each country,” Johnston said, “but when you get into a show and there’s a few hundred people there to have a good time, it’s nice to see that, and it’s rewarding to travel so far and meet people that are like minded.” Johnston said the audience can expect to see a lot of energy and passion at the show. The show is at the Valarium on Tuesday. The doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. For more information about Biffy Clyro, visit the band’s website at

Johnston said that when they first got together, their main musical influence was Nirvana. Now, he said, they draw from a wide variety of influences. “It’s changed over the years,” Johnston said. “It was Nirvana and Soundgarden and bands like that, but then we started to listen to other people, like My Morning Jacket and Bright Eyes.” Biffy Clyro may seem like an intriguing name for a band to some listeners. There have been different stories about where the name originated, but Johnston revealed the truth about the name. “We came up with it when we were young, about 15 or 16, and when you’re that age, half the time you don’t know what your brain is thinking,” he said. “Also we wanted a name that could mean anything and might confuse people.” The band is opening for Cage the Elephant at Tuesday’s show. Johnston said the members had not actually met anyone in Cage the Elephant yet, but that they were looking forward to meeting the other band’s members. Biffy Clyro has performed with world-famous acts in the past. In 2007, the members were at Mencap charity’s “Little









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Martin receives coach-of-year award Stricklen tapped as All-American accomplished in the profession. He’s had a positive impact on a lot young men over the years. Of course, I see this as being an award that was Staff Reports won by many people, most importantly my Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin assistant coaches and the players, administrareceived the 2011 Ben Jobe National Coach of tors and fans at Missouri State this year. There the Year Award Friday at the were a lot of great coaches up for this award, and awards banquet in Houston. The award is pre- it was just humbling to be in such great compasented annually to the top minority coach in ny. I also want to thank the Tennessee administrators who were present today to show their NCAA Division I men’s basketball. Martin became the second recipient of the support.” In addition to this latest honor, Martin also Ben Jobe Award after leading Missouri State to a 26-9 record, winning a school-record 15 con- was named the 2011 MVC Coach of the Year ference games and capturing the school’s first- and was a finalist for the 2011 Hugh Durham ever Missouri Valley Conference regular-season Award, which is given annually to the top midchampionship. Martin was named Tennessee’s major coach in Division I. Joining Martin on the 2011 finalists list for 18th head men’s basketball coach on March 27. “It’s a tremendous honor to receive this award the Jobe award were coaches such as Anthony with coach Ben Jobe’s name on it,” Martin said. Grant (Alabama), Leonard Hamilton (Florida “I have a great amount of respect for what he State) and Shaka Smart (VCU). Ed Cooley (Fairfield) won the inaugural Jobe award last season. Jobe is an icon in the history of basketball at historically black colleges and universities and is best known for his 12year tenure as the head coach at Southern University. He also served head coaching stints at Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Talladega, Tuskegee and South Carolina State. Jobe’s record at Southern was 209-141 and his tenure there included four NCAA Tournament appearances. He also coached the Jaguars to one NIT appearance, five SIAC championships, 11 SWAC titles and two NAIA Tournament Wade Rackley • The Daily Beacon Championships. Perhaps his most memorable moment as a Cuonzo Martin speaks with a member of the media coach was Southern’s 93-78 win at his introductory press conference in Thompsonover Georgia Tech in the first Boling Arena on Monday, March 28. Martin was honround of the 1993 NCAA ored on Friday as the recipient of the 2011 Ben Jobe Tournament. It stands as one of the great upsets in the history National Coach of the Year Award, which recognizes of the tournament. the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball.

Staff Reports University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball junior forward Shekinna Stricklen was named to the 10-player Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) State Farm All-America team on Saturday morning at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind., site of the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Stricklen becomes the 20th Lady Vol all-time to earn a spot on the prestigious State Farm (formerly Kodak) Coaches AllAmerica Team. She is the first Tennessee player named to the team since Candace Parker captured the honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Lady Vol coach Pat Summitt and her staff were on hand at the All-America team announcement. “I am really proud of Shekinna’s development and making a difference for our team,” Summitt said. “It was George Richardson • The Daily Beacon special for us to be with her and share in this moment today. This Shekinna Stricklen celebratets with Glory Johnson season Shekinna really stepped during a game against Ohio State on Saturday, up and provided leadership for March 26. Sticklen was named to the State Farm our team through her hard work All-American team Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. on the court.” Stricklen was the do-it-all player for the Arkansas on Jan. 30. She became the 35th Orange & White in 2010-11. A 6’2” native of Lady Vol to score 1,000 career points on Morrilton, Ark., Stricklen averaged 12.8 ppg, Dec. 22 versus ETSU, and will head into her 7.3 rpg and shot 48.9 percent from the floor senior season ranked No. 23 on the all-time this season, while playing point guard, on Big Orange scoring chart with 1,343 points. the wing and in the post for the number four She has started all 104 games of her Lady Vol ranked Lady Vols who were the 2011 SEC career. Last season, she was named an honregular season and 2011 SEC tournament orable mention All-American by the AP in 2009-10 and was the USBWA Rookie of the champions. Along the way, Stricklen picked up numer- Year in 2009. Also joining Stricklen on the team: ous honors including the United States Danielle Adams (Texas A&M), Skylar Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) 10player All-America Team; the Associated Diggins (Notre Dame), Brittney Griner Press All-America (third team), as well as (Baylor), Amber Harris (Xavier), Shenise the 2011 SEC Tournament MVP, 2011 SEC Johnson (Miami), Jantel Lavendar (Ohio Player of the Year award from the league’s State), Maya Moore (Connecticut), Nnemka coaches, and First Team All-SEC from the Ogwumike (Stanford) and Courtney coaches and the media. She also captured Vandersloot (Gonzaga). UT teammate Glory Johnson was also All-Tournament honors from the NCAA Tournament Dayton Regional as the Lady named to the WBCA/State Farm Coaches’ Vols lost to Notre Dame to finish the season Honorable Mention All-America Team. A 6’3” junior post and a Knoxville native, at 34-3 on March 28. This season, Stricklen had 11 double-dou- Johnson was one of 30 players who earned bles and a season-high scoring mark of 26 the HM distinction after their consideration points, including six three-pointers, at for the 10-player first team.

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